Most of us know that unhealed emotional trauma can result in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many of us have even experienced it. But, did you know that we can also carry unhealed emotional trauma from past lives? In fact, there’s a direct link between past life trauma and present-day fears, phobias, and panic attacks. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, you could be suffering from Past Life Traumatic Stress Disorder!
Maybe you’re wondering, how can you carry unhealed emotional trauma from one life to the next?
Although you may live many lives and incarnate as very different characters, your soul remains with you from life to life, and even though you may not remember a thing, your soul maintains the memories from all lifetimes and keeps track of “unfinished business.” So, each time you reincarnate, you take it all with you, and this means that if you die with unhealed emotional wounds in one lifetime, you’re born with the same unhealed emotional wounds in another.
Past Life Trauma – Current Day Issues!
Most of us have no memories of traumatic events that occurred in other lifetimes. Nonetheless, when we carry unhealed past life trauma into our present life, it often manifests as some type of distressing issue that is somehow related to the original event.
When past life trauma surfaces through current life issues, it often triggers Past Life Traumatic Stress Disorder, and, as a result, we might experience irrational fears, anxiety, phobias or panic attacks.
Here are some examples of how Past Life Traumatic Stress Disorder shows up:
- If you were ever severely punished for not following the rules in a past life, you may have an irrational fear of authority.
- If you were ever rejected or abandoned in a past life, you may have an irrational fear of being different or not fitting in.
- If you were ever enslaved or imprisoned in a past life, you may have an irrational fear of losing freedom.
- If you were ever excommunicated for voicing your beliefs or taking a stand in a past life, you could have a fear of being seen or heard (by the way, this is often the cause of public speaking phobias).
Furthermore, when the same type of trauma is experienced in more than one lifetime, past life scars often become amplified, and, subsequently, with each repetitive experience, the symptoms of Past Life Traumatic Stress Disorder intensify.
Also, keep in mind that irrational fears and phobias can include basically anything associated with trauma – even as simple as the fear of pencils or shoelaces.
Unfortunately, until we understand the cause of our irrational reactions, we have no control over the triggers.
Oftentimes, Past Life Traumatic Stress Disorder is the result of traumatic death. For instance, one of my friends had panic attacks whenever someone touched his neck or he had to wear a necktie. Not surprisingly, he often had “flashbacks” of being strangled to death in a past life.
Here are some more examples of how a traumatic death can result in present day fear:
- If you ever died by drowning, you could have an irrational fear of water.
- If you ever fell to your death, you could have an irrational fear of heights.
- If you ever perished in a burning building, you could have an irrational fear of fire.
- If you were ever fatally trapped, you could have an irrational fear of being confined (claustrophobia).
- If you were ever killed by a ferocious animal or deadly insect, you could have an irrational fear of certain animals or insects.
- If you were ever accused of being a witch or burned at the stake for possessing psychic powers, you could have an irrational fear of sharing your gifts.
Frozen to Death
For most of my life, I had an irrational fear of being cold, and, needless to say, this made long, winter months quite unbearable. Honestly, whenever I was cold, I would instantly go into mild shock, and while I couldn’t think clearly, I felt like I was going to die.
Then, one brisk autumn evening, I got terribly lost while hiking through the wilderness alone. As the sun began to set and I was beginning to feel very cold, that familiar panic started to takeover. But this time, something different happened. Suddenly, I experienced myself as a tribal warrior who lived in another era. Evidently, I just lost a major battle, and while I was fatally injured and all alone, I was left to die in the frozen wilderness.
After remembering this slow and brutal death, I finally understood my irrational fear of the cold — and why I associated it with death. Believe it or not, after I recalled this memory, the fear of being cold completely disappeared, and, in fact, winter became my favorite season!