In a previous article I presented a few introductory concepts about Past Life Therapy. It’s now time to go deeper into this subjects with a very delicate matter – the one of soul attachments.
We’ll start with the case of an unexpected death that occurs instantaneously, leaving no time for a complete processing and for closing karmic lessons.
In case of a completely processed death, the primary fragment will return to the parent soul (the same way as a bee returns to the hive so as to clear its pollen sachets), it will reconnect and become reunited with it and other dear beings. Then, it will see its last incarnation, the lessons chosen and how much it has learned from each of them, where it has made more progress than anticipated and where there is still room for learning. Then, it will start to prepare itself for the next life, under the wise guidance of the angels and of the enlightened masters from the superior plans.
When death occurs suddenly, the Ego is taken by surprise and breaks up into fragments. Depending on the intensity of the shock, a bigger or a smaller number of soul parts will split and experience the illusion of being disconnected. They can wander in low astral levels, looking for the parent soul and, since they are not endowed with a high level of intelligence and consciousness, they can by attraction attach themselves to other souls with which they have some affinity (that is similar emotional problems). Under the burden of denial, they find it difficult to go directly towards the Light, where they are expected by their spiritual families and, instead, pursuing the illusion of their completion, they are attracted by the light outside them, which though being less, it is easily accessible to them.
These parts which remain blocked in their way home have received names such as phantoms, ghosts, the undead, fleshless entities, poltergeist phenomena and the process of joining the energetic field of other beings can be in the form of a complete or partial possession, depending on the force and size of the respective fragment.
I would like to make a clear distinction at this point – not all apparitions and ghost like phenomena are soul fragments that are freely circulating in the etheric levels. Some of them are thought-forms, meaning an energy quantum emanated by the soul. If a thought has a higher intensity and is also accompanied by a strong emotion, it can become materialized in the form of a geometric pattern (an electromagnetic wave pattern) and can be attracted in the aura of a soul with a similar mental pattern. You may probably have seen photos where different light spheres appear and if we magnify them, we can see different patterns inside of them and geometrical models (see the photo, Șinca Veche, Brașov county, March the 8th, 2005). Except for the natural optical illusions produced by camera lenses or by light reflection or diffraction phenomena, a part of these spheres are nothing but thought-forms captured in the photo.
Usually, we need more than just think of a person so that a part of ourselves would be taken apart and become integrated in the other person. A strong emotional involvement is necessary, either in the form of dependence or attachment and the most common way in which fragments of our own soul end up in the other one is by sexual contact.
In Past Life Therapy, we talk about Attachments (attached souls), and these souls don’t necessarily have a negative intention. An illustrative example given by my PLT trainer Marianne Carolus (Course Notes, Past Life Therapy Teacher Training, 2013) is that of an old woman who dies in a car accident while crossing the street, but she is not aware of it, since everything happens very quickly. At the same spot, somewhat later, a little boy is crossing the street, heading for his friends who are on the other side of the road. As she is very fond of children, a part of the old woman’s soul attaches to the boy, trying to protect him from similar accidents. No longer having her own body, this old lady’s soul fragment stays with the boy. As a grown-up, the man can’t account for his strong anxiety experienced when facing the possibility of making friends. Despite her good intentions, the old woman’s soul fragment created obstacles in the social life of this man, even without realizing it. During a regression session, we can explain to the attached soul fragment that its body had actually died in a car accident, but its soul continued to exist within a parallel plan of existence. Thus, we help it process its trauma and it is only afterwards that it will be able to accept the situation and release it; then, we can guide it towards the light, where it will be taken over by elevated entities that will help it find its parent soul.
This example leads us to another case which is commonly met in therapy, namely Inner Child Work. It is quite often in classical therapy that, when the patient is talking about the past and the difficulties he went through, a spontaneous regression can occur, taking the patient back to a younger age. In an instant, as therapists, we realize that in front of us there is a wounded, vulnerable child, who arouses our compassion and tendency to offer him protection as counter-transference emotions. It all happens exactly this way; as I said before, a part of ourselves remains blocked in the past, at the moment of the trauma, and it is brought back to the present to be healed during therapy. If that child has the chance to receive now what it was not offered to him in the past, namely love, warmth, care, protection, then he can be healed. Nevertheless, maturation needs time, and the adult will need to visit his ‘younger brother’ from time to time and continue to offer him protection and attention.
Things happen the same way in previous lives as well. The following example is that of a child that used to hide in a wardrobe during the attack of some soldiers. He used to remain blocked there waiting for the end of the fight. What he does not know is that in a previous moment, as he was running along with his grandmother, he was hit by a horse and killed, a part of soul running to his hiding-place as usual, thinking he would be protected there. Since the events took place too quickly at that moment and the child was too young, a gradual (‘slow motion’) exploration is needed during the regression session and it is only afterwards that the understanding, the acceptance of the situation and trauma release can all happen. The child will ultimately go to the light where he is being waited for by his grandmother.
In PLT, when we speak about soul fragments which harm the current personality, we make reference to three categories: Attachments, Obsessors and Pseudo-obsessors. (TenDam, 1996)
An Attachment is a foreign energy manifested in the form of a soul fragment, elemental or thought-form which lives on and feeds on the aura field of a person like a parasite. It can become attached to a person’s energy field by means of a curse, a magic formula or simply by being attracted to it through affinity (similar emotions and thoughts).
When speaking about a curse or a magic formula I do not refer to the traditional outlook when a witch performs black magic using quicksilver and indeed, ordinary people do not understand what is happening, thus giving it a supernatural connotation. I have already mentioned the thought-forms as structured energy patterns that can include information and emotion. Therefore, any negative thought, powerful enough and accompanied by the proper emotion and intention can become attached to a person’s aura, if the latter is vulnerable to such aspects and also believes in the power of curses and black magic, thus, exposing oneself as target to the performers of such rituals. There are also different discarnate entities belonging to negative vibration levels, which have a rudimentary conscience and a limited free will. These entities can be conjured through some rituals, the same as the angels can be invoked by praying, and they can be mentally given the purpose to haunt a certain human being.
A common way of a lower intensity to transmit negative thoughts is when we speak ill of or gossip about a certain person, when we criticize him/her or vent our rage upon him/her in the presence of other persons or even when we are alone, but we have a negative inner mental speech.
In both cases mentioned before, first we harm ourselves through the emission of such a vibration and then, indirectly, the person to whom the negative energy is addressed.
I would like to make a distinction related to the word negative, because I do not use it in the sense of considering it as something wrong, or for the sake of hierarchy or making comparisons. The universe is diverse and I think that what helps us in our global evolution is to experience facts in duality at a certain level. Negativity is represented by any aspect that makes difficult or opposes the process of soul’s development and evolution towards the light. To name just a few examples: the limitative belief in separation, or any concept of the Ego implying lack and suffering; negative emotions and thoughts, unsettled karmic issues, entities or thought-forms which are feeding on our six levels of the soul and, in general, anything preventing us from our natural communication with the more elevated aspects of our Self.
A person who has healed the majority of his/her emotional traumas will be inaccessible to such vibrating patterns, simply by no longer having the necessary receivers which an entity of such type or a thought-form may become attached or attracted to.
A magic formula can take the form of a chastity, obedience or poverty vow made at a certain moment by a monk, after he had decided to devote his life to praying. This energetic imprint remains active in the future lives as well, when the adult might find it difficult to achieve financial security or a satisfying intimate relationship. Sometimes, these can be promises made at a given moment between very dear souls which, while experiencing a very profound earthly love, swear each other eternal love and to be together forever. Then, they meet again in another life, where they no longer need to learn the lesson of a couple living together and, in spite of this, they cannot cut each other loose, causing themselves a lot of suffering.
Such an energetic pattern can be released quite easily when it is brought into consciousness and we can see the context in which we made that pledge which is no longer helpful to us now. Only then will we have the opportunity to select a new type of approaching life which is in accordance with the actual plan of our soul.
An Obsessor is an aggressive Attachment, a soul fragment which comes and tries to take the place of the legal owner of the physical body, interfering with the latter’s free will and wishing to become the sole owner of its body. This can be the case of a soul who has suffered injustice and becomes revengeful, losing its clean conscience and deeply wishing to continue its life on earth in order to make justice.
In some cases, there could be a contract at soul level where a more evolved entity can partially take control over a very ill body to help it recover, whereas the initial soul leaves the material level and it might return or not after the regeneration process has taken place. However, such cases can be rarely found in regressions, because they do not leave any traces of a trauma; on the contrary, they heal them.
In spite of many cases when people believe they are partially possessed or haunted by a negative entity, such cases are quite rare. Almost 80% of the patients imagine or mentally produce these symptoms by externalizing them, because of the disorders they are suffering from, the subconscious being a very strong tool able to produce distortions. Also, about 10% of the cases when such symptoms are signaled are due to a medical condition or to the side effects of the various substances ingested. Only approximately 10% of the people claiming such issues are actually confronted with a partial possession. (Rachele, 2013)
Therefore, it is good to see several opinions before we can reach a certain conclusion, without avoiding the specialists in allopathic medicine, because many times, the respective conditions can be caused by viruses, bacteria or chemical imbalances in the brain.
A Pseudo-obsessor is the entire personality of a past life which was not totally integrated and disturbs the present personality. We often refer to it by the name of subpersonality and many times the soul even selects some aspects of the past lives as talents of the present one. We all have met people who seem to turn into somebody else when they are singing, painting or expressing a passion they are good at. Many times, that successful or brilliant aspect needed several past lives in order to reach perfection. However, in therapy the emerging aspects are those which have not yet healed their traumas and “are haunting” the current life, many times taking control over the primary personality and drawing attention upon imbalances.
If we limit our reference only to present life, then a subpersonality can be a soul fragment resulted from a traumatic event of the past (I mentioned before Inner Child Work). In case of those who witnessed countless atrocities in their childhood (for instance witnessing how another human being of a similar age is being beaten with brutality) consciousness fragmentation is likely to happen in order to protect the essence of the being. Later on, multiple personalities can be formed, which can be accessed in relation to certain stimuli (triggers). This method was used experimentally by Josef Mengele in Auschwitz concentration camps in order to study the way in which the mind can be compartmented, programmed and then controlled from the outside by the one who had previously implanted through hypnosis, the access keys to consciousness.
Chirea, V., (2014), Soul Fragmentation. Consequences and the Reintegration of Lost Parts, Gestalt Books Publishing, Bucharest.
Course Notes, Past Life Therapy Teacher Training (2013), Trainer Dr. Marianne Carolus, Evadio School.
Rachele, S. (2013), Soul Integration, Living Awareness Productions, e-book.
TenDam, H. (1996), Deep Healing. A Practical Outline of Past-Life Therapy, Tasso Publishing, Amsterdam.