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Past lives and phobias

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My wife had an interesting experience recently. She nannies a 4.5 month year old right now and 2 months ago when she started watching the baby it was having all these sleeping problems - it never wanted to sleep and it cried all the time. While trying to put the baby to sleep one day my wife was kinda swept up into a vision/journey where she saw a grown man with the babies face on it - she understood that this might be a past life or something similar of the babies.

 

Well, the man with the baby face was supposed to keep watch of his village, but he fell asleep on the job and his village was sacked during the night. My wife saw all this in the vision, and then she found the crying man who lost his village and comforted him. She was eventually able to bring him back to the babies body and blew it into him.

 

Since then the baby has been sleeping perfectly and even his parents remarked on the difference.

 

 

what a wonderful experience! Your wife did the baby a major kindness and probably saved him from life long difficulties.

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'The hypothesis goes like this. The phobias you have in this life are the direct result of horrific situations you were exposed to in your past lives - most often situations which killed you. Someone who has a phobia for fire, using this hypothesis, does so because they either burned to death in a past life or suffered severely as a result of fire. I know it doesn't hold much water with some phobias, but the idea is quite interesting nonetheless.'

 

I am a strong believer in past lives and having been regressed it helped me to understand my phobia of fire and being extremely claustrophic. I don't, however, think that all phobias are caused from past life experiences, but I may be wrong.

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I am afraid of heights, and it's kind of weird--I can go up a ladder but get stuck at the top and can't go further, like for doing rope stuff in trees. I can overcome it on ladders if someone is there to help me up to the next level, but cannot seem to move my body to go either up or down in certain situations. Is the terror from a past life? I don't know. I've had dreams of past lives before, but none of them involved death by heights.

 

My oldest son was terrified of water when he was a baby, he hated having it poured on his head. I wonder if it came from a past life in that case (we resorted to baths where he'd dip his head under to rinse eventually, but when he was a tiny baby I had to give him sponge baths).

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I'm super afraid of moths and I do not like butterflies either. Wonder what this means for my past life lol

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LOL!!!!  @oroboros 

 

I find the entire concept of phobias to be extremely interesting. I think a lot of them stem from childhood as well. 

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I have a phobia of wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. If that's from a past life I never, ever, want to know the details.

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Okay, well here is mine- sort of. I don't try to avoid heights.  In my mind I do not THINK I am afraid of heights.  I never had been in my life.  

Until one day I WAS.  I got stuck in my own damn attic when I was like 25ish. (14years ago)   Yep, one of those pull down ladders.  Went up to get something and when I tried to leave I was petrified, AND it felt like everytime I approached the opening my equilibrium failed.  It literally felt like the word was tilting.  I eventually sat on the floor of the attic and scooted my ass to the opening and was able to go down the ladder like that.  I could never approach that opening standing up again.  And from that time forward any abrupt drop off- even if Im not consciously thinking of it- the exact same thing happens, the world starts to tilt, panic, and I have almost fallen just because I did a funny jerking motion in response to the feeling that the world is tilting.

 

The ONLY thing I have been able to correlate this with is at that time I sustained a couple minor head injuries thanks to my now ex-husband.  So I don't know if there is a physical component, where my equilibrium really is a little jacked up OR a subconscious component that I just don't understand.  It was also right after the birth of my second child. But that sudden fear did start, out of the blue at that time.  

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The only fear that I seem to have always had- bats.  I actually think they are awesome.  But whenever I see one I am fully panicked and gripped by the mental image of it landing in my hair on the back of my head and me trying to pull it off and its little claws burrowing in and hanging on to my hair.  No IDEA where that comes from.  Maybe it did happen in a past life. Who knows.  I DO actively avoid bats- or am at least wary of places i imagine they may be hiding.:)  

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I haven't a clue if past lives are real... but phobia is - for those who suffer with it.

 

Regardless of its origin...What a roadblock it must be. Especially for witches.

 

And, even more so if the phobia interferes with ones practice / magical development.

 

 

Where does a witch draw-the-line and take control of his/her mind and emotions?

And, how might one strive to overcome their irrational fears?

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I think exposure for many does help. I used to be very afraid of spiders. Que screaming and running out of the room.

 

The house I bought last year is more rural than what I was in before. The yard is full of jumping spiders. My garden.. Which is all around the house.. If you move a rock you will see a spider. They hang in my garage. I see them upstairs sometimes. Now while I still don't enjoy them and would probably cry like the last piece of my favorite cake was devoured if a big long legged one was crawling on me, I can tolerate them much much much better.

 

This was forced exposure, some don't have that. I think maybe exposure slowly with learning all you can about your phobia could help.

 

As for taking control of mind and emotions I think it's going to take a lot of work. Meditation, trance work, research, relaxation, learning to quiet your thoughts, learning how to replace fleeting thoughts with active thoughts, etc. Our thoughts are often the first active response of our emotions.

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Oh man I opened this as soon as i took a bite of popsicle. Did not end well. :p was still delicious though.

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I can say for sure that there is at least some truth to this theory - I was a Roma in France during WWII, and wound up in a "Research facility" in a concentration camp. I remember some of what was done to me was having my fingernails and toenails repeatedly ripped off. I was absolutely terrified of getting my nails clipped when I was little, and had to look away when anyone was doing anything to my nails. I still can't stand the thought of or execute a scratching motion with my hands, even in the air. I almost threw up when a friend of mine got her nail caught in the door at work and it came off; I can't even type it out without getting super anxious.

 

TL;DR, if you ever discover that you were a victim of the Holocaust in a past life, for the good of your mental health, please don't try to find those memories.

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I can say for sure that there is at least some truth to this theory - I was a Roma in France during WWII, and wound up in a "Research facility" in a concentration camp. I remember some of what was done to me was having my fingernails and toenails repeatedly ripped off. I was absolutely terrified of getting my nails clipped when I was little, and had to look away when anyone was doing anything to my nails. I still can't stand the thought of or execute a scratching motion with my hands, even in the air. I almost threw up when a friend of mine got her nail caught in the door at work and it came off; I can't even type it out without getting super anxious.

 

TL;DR, if you ever discover that you were a victim of the Holocaust in a past life, for the good of your mental health, please don't try to find those memories.

 

I used to cry and flip out whenever my mom clipped my finger and toenails when I was a kid. Huh. My dad had a hangnail once and that also triggered a lot of freaking out. Parents were mighty confused about that.

 

I am so terrified of bears that it's hard for me to feel comfortable in the woods anywhere where bears have been seen in recent times. It would make more sense for me to be nervous about wildcats, but the idea of stumbling across a bear preoccupies me for some reason. If it has anything to do with a past life I am happy enough to be ignorant of that. I like to think instead it is because most of nature that I have visited throughout my life are in areas where bears haven't been seen in centuries so I'm pretty ignorant of how to handle a bear sighting should I experience it.

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Fascinating thread everyone. I sometimes have lucid dreams of events that I can't tell the difference between dreams and memories so I've been considering seeing someone about past lives. As far as phobias, I am not afraid of heights, but I am terrified of falling. So much that the process of going down freezes me. Stairs, swings, ladders, elevators... I panic going down. It's not even really an equilibrium thing, because it doesn't make me dizzy or nauseated. One time I was in California and I visited a beach with my mother, you had to walk down a flight of stairs to get to it, and after about 10 minutes of trying to convince myself to walk down the stairs, I eventually sat on my butt and crawled down the slope. It was fairly steep but for some reason I could not bring myself to go down the steps.

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