As we develop our psychic sensitivities or as they develop themselves, I’m never sure which, various manifestations come to our attention. And depending on the day and one’s agenda of activities, they come and go. Some days I find myself passing people and feeling some aspect or other of their aura as our energies briefly merge. Past life personalities and activities bubble up briefly, often quite at variance with ‘who they are now’. I wonder why I am seeing this and what good it might do. Certainly when dealing with those who have sought my advice it can be quite useful, but with relative strangers who will doubtlessly remain so, it would seem to be little more than entertainment, the revelation stage having passed for me some decades ago.
The visions would likely indicate some aspect that needs to be confronted so that it ceases to upset the apple cart of the current personality. The scheming deceiver, the paranoid warrior, the self-satisfied issuer of judgements, the compulsive libertine or seductress, the slaves of timid conventionality: all of them need to be retrained into behaviour patterns more acceptable to the current life project, but they are left to be dealt with through the norms of psychology, either professionally or picking up the latest best seller.
But modern psychology seems unequipped to deal with the multi-purpose aims of the soul, all of which are set into motion in the pre-birth state, now recognised, at least by those on the inner path, as pivotal. If you choose to work on your self-confidence, all that third chakra owning-your-own-power stuff, more or less to make up for several lives where slavish devotion to conventionality made you hopelessly timid, your life could develop into a love of power and manipulation which regular psychology will attempt to restrain in the interests of familial and societal norms. Without of course, plumbing the depths of why you were doing it in the first place.
Similarly with libertine-ism as a counter-force to lives of fearful pride in celibacy. The rule breaking rebel to counteract the lives of obedient religiosity. The computer geek from the fisherman. The post-feminist woman of power from the submissive daughter or obedient wife. The charity creating investment banker from the hermit hoarder of gold. The pastor turned soldier. The bourgeois bureaucrat from the isolationist subsistence farmer. Warmongers to peacemakers and back again.
Overdoing all of these roles can be seen as neurotic if not sociopathic, mistakes that have to be rectified. When past life regression and therapy become integrated into psychological practice and pre-birth choices are recognised as legitimate and acceptable if staying with the recognised bounds of civility and criminality, will life as we know it change for the better? I suspect so. But no more than incorporating the existence of ‘aliens’ and ‘nature spirits’, both with their viable world views, into our daily lives. We get bigger as we go, embracing more and more until nothing exceeds our grasp.