Past Life & Soul Path Therapy in Glastonbury - By Atasha Fyfe BA (Hons) DHP

Below are the links to archived interviews that you can listen to at any time. In the interviews I answer all kinds of questions about past lives, reincarnation, past life therapy, regression, the inside story behind writing my books, my own personal journey - and anything else the interviewer could think of!

Written interview conducted
by Angela Artemis: 

The interview below was for the Swedish Publisher of my book ‘Magic Past Lives’, LivsEnergi.  It was published (in Swedish) in their book club magazine in July 2014.  

A: ATASHA FYFE’S replies  

Q: Does everyone live more than once? How many times? Does it ever end? 

A: Yes, I’m sure everyone has more than one life. The number of lives one soul has may vary quite a lot. Buddha said he could recall 500 of his past lives.
It’s as if the earth is like a school for souls to go through in order to grow, learn and mature. When souls have gained all they need from earth lives, they can then graduate to lives in higher dimensional worlds.  

Q: Does the amount of souls in the world remain constant? If not, how are new souls created?  

A: The number of souls incarnate on the earth fluctuates quite a lot. When earth population is low, many souls may take lives on other planets, or wait in the between-lives worlds until they get a chance to have an earth life.  

While many are graduating to higher dimensional worlds, new souls are also coming in all the time. I don’t know exactly how they are created.

Perhaps souls begin their incarnational journey as tiny life forms, and then, as they grow, go through the plant and animal kingdom until they’re ready to take on human form.

I’ve also read that everyone has a huge oversoul who sends out aspects of itself to experience life, and these are our lives and ourselves.  

Q: How much time passes between lives – “normally”?  

A: Souls vary quite a lot in how long they spend between lives. In our concept of time, it can be anything from a few hours to hundreds of years. The ones most likely to return quickly are:     

  • Younger souls     
  • Those who are strongly attracted to physicality     
  • Those who have strong emotional ties to earth life     
  • Those who have suffered violent or premature deaths

As souls mature, they learn the wisdom of taking more time out between lives to assess the path they’ve been on and what to do next.    

Q: Is there any epoch that’s the earliest possible to remember from, or may people remember things from say, the Stone Age?  

A: While it may be possible to go back to very early times, most people don’t because it’s not especially important or helpful for them to know about now.

However, recently one of my clients went back to the time of the dinosaurs. She was a large flying creature guarding her two eggs. So I think there are no limits to how far back we can remember.  

Q: Is it possible to remember the life just lived, like twenty to thirty years ago? 

A: Yes, very much so. People often remember their most recent lives, especially if it’s still affecting them in some way.  

Q: Is it possible to choose what time to “travel” to, or in any way on purpose influence which time period will be experienced? 

A: It may be possible. In the between-life worlds, we may be able to choose which time period to be born into next. We may also go to whatever time period attracts us the most, because there is something good for us there, or something we need to do or resolve while there.  

Q: Is there any way to reach this stage spontaneously, where you remember lots of things from an earlier life, or do you always have to meditate, take part in an organised regression or do something else special for the memories to come?  

A: The more you practise getting past-life memories, the easier it gets. At first, it usually takes one or two past-life regressions to open those inner doors. But after that, you can start to get past-life memories for yourself during meditation.  

Past-life memories can also come up spontaneously, without any preparation at all. This usually happens when something subconsciously reminds us of a past-life. Common memory triggers are films, pictures, books, tastes and smells.  

For example, a woman went to visit Sissinghurst Gardens and the scent of the herbs there called up some vivid memories of a past-life she’d spent working in a similar garden.  

There are many different ways to become aware of your past lives. I go into that more fully in my next book, coming out early in 2015, called ‘Past Lives: Discover and Connect with Your Past Lives to Create Positive Change’.  

Q: How important is the location, where you are when you remember?  

A: I used to think that conditions had to be just right, but I’ve learned that they don’t need to be at all. For a few years, I gave regressions at a Mind Body Spirit Fair. They put me in the back kitchen of the town hall, as that would be quieter than the main hall.

It was a cold, clinical place and the client and I had only plain, upright chairs to sit on. But that made no difference at all to the quality of their past-life memories. I was always amazed at how well they did under those circumstances.  

Q: Does it happen that people remember speaking another language?  

A: Yes, there are records of that happening now and then. For example, an eleven-year old American boy was taped while talking in Chinese, which was a language he’d never learnt. 

The only person who could finally explain it was the elderly Chinese professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of California. He said the boy was reciting a text from from a forbidden religion of Ancient China.  

During regression, people also sometimes talk in their past-life accent. Welsh hypnotherapist Arnall Bloxham regressed a mild-mannered man back to a lifetime in the 16th century, when he was press-ganged into the navy. In those days, they forced young men to join the navy by kidnapping them. He went on to describe his subsequent life on a battle ship.  

Throughout the regression he talked in a strange, rough accent and used the naval slang terms of the time. The only way those words could be researched was through special access to the naval library at Greenwich College. This verified that the slang terms he’d used had been current in the British Navy at that time. The shipboard working conditions and way of life he described were also accurate.

Lord Mountbatten was so impressed with this tape that he kept it ‘on permanent loan’.  

Q: Is it possible to have lived an earlier life as an animal? And to remember it?  

A: Yes, I think it may be possible.  But in my experience, very few people remember those lives.   

Q: Several of the examples in the book are extraordinarily long and detailed. How common are such detailed memories?  

A: Every regression is completely individual. Sometimes people recall a lot of detail; sometimes they get a general overview; and sometimes they just get an inner knowing or strong feelings that tell them what they need to know. 

People may also recall one incident in great detail, and be hazy about the rest of that life. It’s hard to generalise, but I’d say that detailed memories are more common than one would expect.    

Q: It seems to me that stories of memories from earlier lives are always about interesting lives, when the person had an important position in society.

Or about an interesting, important time period.

Or that the occasion remembered is of great importance. May one remember being a bored housewife in the 1950’s, doing the dishes?  

A: We’ve all had many very ordinary past lives, and they certainly come up in regression.  

The research that Dr.Helen Wambach did proved that. In the 1970s, she went around America regressing hundreds of people, roomfuls at a time, to go to past lives in specific times in history. Afterwards they all answered detailed questionnaires about the memories they’d got.  

Dr.Wambach collated and analysed all the information. The details people got turned out to be historically accurate – for example, the kind of clothes they wore, food they ate and the tools they used.

When the statistics were extrapolated of the types of lives they’d recalled, they turned out to be a direct reflection of realistic demographics. In other words, the majority of them recalled lives that were simple and poor; some were better off than that; and a tiny minority were wealthy. 

My clients often recall ordinary past lives if they will be helpful to know about.

For example: One of them went back to a life as a farmhand in the 19th century. That life had been simple but content. He’d taken that life to learn that even the most ordinary life can be seen as happy and successful.

During that life he’d gained a sense of confidence and stability. Recalling it brought back those feelings, which helped him to handle his current, more complex, situation.       

Another recalled a life as a woman just before the Second World War. At the time, she believed strongly in appeasement, and thought it was a mistake to go to war.

When war did come, she hated having to go to work because of it. As a woman, she felt that she shouldn’t have to work at all. She also greatly resented having a woman as her boss.   

After the regression, she told me that she was studying modern history. She said that in her essays she always argued strongly against the case made by the pre-war appeasers.

When she discovered that she’d once been one of them, she realised why they now annoyed her so much. She’s also a much more liberated woman these days, and runs her own business.    

 A third client recalled a life as an ordinary Roman soldier. He was a strong, confident, generous man. He enjoyed life, and loved his food - especially chicken. That life gave her the lasting inner strength to be able to laugh off worries and not be cowed by life’s challenges.  

Q: This is such a calm book, with mostly beautiful stories. Do regressions ever get really dramatic, or even scary or unpleasant?  

A: Very much so! And the memories in ‘Magic Past Lives’ certainly have their challenges, dramas and adventures. But they are also positive, uplifting or beneficial in some way. I wrote this book to show another, different way to look at past lives. 

The cause of so many problems is often a traumatic or unpleasant past-life experience. When we become aware of it, and the effect it’s been having on us, we can then resolve and release the issue from our lives. And this is, of course, hugely valuable and an important part of past-life therapy. 

But, as I say in the book, seeing past lives as a purely negative influence is like trying to be healthy by taking nothing but medicine. We also need good food.

So I began to collect positive past-life memories: the kind that help people in their lives now by reminding them of something good, happy or positive in their past lives. 

To go back to the analogy of earth lives being like a school – when you look back to your schooldays, what do you remember? Only the bad bits? Of course not. It’s also important to remember the good things that happened – the triumphs, the fun and the friendships.  

Recalling nothing but unpleasant past-life experiences gives us an unbalanced, lopsided view of ourselves. Those lives are certainly important to be aware of in order to heal their effects. But it’s important for our well-being and psychological health to remember that there were also many good things about our past lives – things can directly benefit us in our lives now.  

Q: I’ve had the experience of feeling extremely at home in a place where I’ve never been before, whether it be a random building or a certain city I visited. Is this feeling something I can interpret as maybe having to do with an earlier life?  

A: Yes, I’m sure that could be the case. Many people say that they’ve had strong feelings of déjà vu when visiting a place for a first time. Even if particular memories don’t come up, they just know that they were in that place in an earlier lifetime. Sometimes they may start having dreams about it, which provide more information.  

A famous case was that of the American General Patton, in the Second World War. He wasn’t in the slightest bit ‘fluffy’ – his nickname was ‘blood and guts’. But when he was sent to a small town in France he immediately recognised it as a place he’d been when he was a Roman soldier.

He went around pointing out exactly where all the old Roman sites had been. Old maps of the area later confirmed everything he said.  

Q: The book contains some stories about small children remembering things from earlier lives, or suddenly acting like someone else, speaking in a different way or saying that they are called something else.

Reading this made me remember that when I was little, I was totally convinced I had lived before, but now I can’t remember any details. But now, as a mother, these stories freak me out a bit. How do you recommend that I should react if this happened to me and my child?  

A: Thorough academic research has pretty much proven that children between the ages of two and eight are often in touch with their past-life memories.

If your child comes out with something that sounds like a past-life memory, I’d say the best way is to stay calm, and treat it gently. 

For example, if a child says something like ‘my wife always wears hats’ you might ask what colour they are, or which one is her favourite. Continue this type of mild discussion only for as long as the child feels like it.  

For your own interest (and theirs, in later life!) it might be a good idea to write down everything they say that sounds like a past-life memory. The added advantage of doing that is you’ll be able to put together the details and start to get a fairly clear picture. This could also help you to understand how a past-life may still be affecting your child.  

Q: The book contains many practical exercises to try out at home. They always end with the thanking of whoever helped during the exercise. Often it’s your guide. Why is it important to remember to be thankful? 

A: In one way it’s simple good manners. It’s also a nice way to ritually close the session, and return to your everyday life.  And appreciating anything is like watering a plant – it helps it to grow and flourish in your life.  

Q: Do you always know or notice the guide?  

A: No, not always. Sometimes people don’t see a guide, but feel that they are nevertheless receiving guidance and advice in some way.

People who are used to working with their spirit guides will often recognise them. The more people are open to this possibility, the easier it is for them to sense their guides in some way.  

Some questions about the actual regressions  

Q: How long have you worked in this field?  

A: About 20 years.  

Q: Can you describe a regression? What kind of preparations do you make, what do you do during the regression, what does the client do, how long does it take, etc.  

A: We begin with discussing why they’ve come for a regression, and going into any questions they may have about it.  

I explain that I set the regression so that they’ll get a helpful and beneficial memory.

I tell them that may mean something unpleasant that needs to come up for releasing. But if they can’t handle it, all they have to do is say so, and I’ll move them on immediately – either to another past-life memory, or out of the session altogether, whichever they prefer.  

I reassure them that they’ll be able to talk to me as lucidly as at any other time. They won’t hallucinate or forget where they are. 

I then prepare them for the regression by explaining that I’m simply going to relax them with some relaxation suggestions. But I can’t force them to relax. They have to decide for themselves whether they will allow the suggestions to relax them. If they do, their brainwaves will slow down, and they’ll be able to access past-life memories.  

In the early stages of getting a memory, I find it helps them to focus on it if I ask for a few details. So I might ask things like what they’re wearing; if they’re male or female; their approximate age; where they are; and how they’re feeling.   

Both during and after the regression there are different methods I can use to help them deal with difficult memories that may come up.  Sometimes it’s a bit like soul retrieval. A portion of our spirit can get stuck in a traumatic memory, and need to be freed from it.  

When they’re ready to come out, I count them gently back to everyday reality. I include suggestions that they’ll feel wide-awake and refreshed when they get back.   

Q: How much can YOU effect what happens during the regression?  

A: Once they’re getting a memory, I can’t affect it at all. It’s like a movie – it will follow its own course. My role is to help them feel safe while they’re immersed in it; and then to understand and integrate it in a positive, healing way.  

Q: Do you and the client always talk through the experiences afterwards?  

A: Yes, they always like to talk it through. It’s an important part of the experience.   

Q: How do you feel afterwards? How does the client normally feel? Is it tiring, or does it give you energy for example?  

A: The clients usually feel amazed at what came up. Getting a past-life memory can be quite a big experience – especially for the first time.  

After a session I don’t feel either tired or energised – my energy levels stay normal. I usually feel pleased that they got a helpful past-life memory, and happy to have met another lovely person.  

Q: Do you, or the client, often check for historical facts later?  

A: Occasionally, when it seems like a good idea. It’s interesting to find how much can be validated in this way. But I’m not focused on getting historical verifications. For me, the important thing is what the memory means to the client.  

Q: Do regressions ever fail? 

A: Very seldom. I’ve found that 99% of my clients get a past-life memory in some form. I don’t think I’ve ever had more than one or two who ever got absolutely nothing.

When that happens, it’s usually because:

  • They’re afraid of what may come up
  • They may distrust the whole process
  • It may not be the right time for them to get a past-life memory.

This is why I always advise people only to come for a regression if it feels like a good thing to do. 

Q: What is the best part about leading past-life regressions?  

A: Knowing that I’m helping people to discover the great riches that we all have within us; and that this is contributing to the general expansion of consciousness and awareness of our greater  potential.                                                                         
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