Friday, June 1, 2007

Three Of My Past Life Experiences

Have you ever met someone that you liked or disliked really intensely?

I believe that the level of intensity indicates a possible past life between me and this other person. I know a woman that used to work for my husband. I have always tried to be nice to her, just out of respect for her as an individual. I have never liked her and if given the chance will leave the room when she enters. For the longest time, I could not figure out why my feelings were so intense even though I looked at them.

Then, one day, in my mind's eye, I saw myself as a woman wearing a long black dress and black boots. I was looking up at myself as I was hanging from a tree. I knew I was slowly choking to death and this woman was standing watching as this happened. I knew that she was the reason I was being hung. Then my feelings of dislike for this woman made sense.

I was then able to forgive the woman and myself for the parts that we played in our previous life together.

I no longer have any feelings of dislike for this woman. She is still not someone I would consider a friend and the negative feelings of anger and hatred that I once felt for her are gone and most importantly, out of my body.

My second story of a past life happening starts with my 29-year-old daughter, Christie.

She has 4 children whom I dearly love. Each time my daughter got pregnant (5 times since one was a miscarriage), I would suddenly be furious with her and her husband.

I could not understand why I was so angry at her. The intensity was blown all out of proportion.

After Christie miscarried her pregnancy, I received the missing piece of information.

I heard a voice say, "You lost her once before in childbirth."

I knew that the voice was right. I don't know what part I played. Was I her husband, her parent, I don't know. I do know that I was devastated by the lost and with each of Christie's pregnancies, I revisited those fears.

I shared this story with Christie and told her that she did not have to repeat this past life pattern ever again.

I felt that it was very important for me to tell her this, for both of our sakes.

With Christie's last pregnancy, I did not experience this fear or fury. We were both glad of that.

The feelings needed to be acknowledged.

My very first past life experience came to me in the form of a dream.
I didn't recognize it as such. A friend, years later, told me that it was a past life.
My son, Jeremy was just a baby of less than a year when I had this dream.

In the dream, Jeremy was a young man in his late teens or early 20's at least.
(In the dream, I saw Jeremy as he looks as a grown man today in his early 30's.)
I saw myself as a young pioneer woman standing outside near a log cabin. I looked across the field to see Jeremy running toward me from the edge of the nearby forest. He is carrying the kind of gun used in pioneer days.

Behind him 6-8 American Indians came running out of the forest shotting arrows at him as they ran. I knew they killed him as I watched from beside the cabin. I woke up sobbing. I was so upset that I didn't tell anyone about the dream for over a month.

This dream felt so real. When I woke up, I realized that the dream took place on my parents' property outside of Plain Dealing, Louisiana. We were supposed to visit them that weekend. I refused to go. I didn't tell my husband Daniel why until a month later when I finally was calm enough to tell him about the dream.

Recall of this dream is as clear for me today as it was 30 years ago when I dreamt it. About 10 years ago, I shared the dream with a small group of friends. One of those friends told me it was a past life recall. When he said that, I knew it was true.

I know that not everybody believes in past lives. I wasn't sure myself for a long time. If they do exist, they would sure explain a lot. Feel free to leave any comments about my experiences or your own.


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Anonymous said...

Great stories Patricia... enjoyed that post.

Much joy,

Patricia Singleton said...

klm, Thanks for your comment. Welcome to my blog. As you can see, I am just beginning to build the site. Hope you found it worthwhile and will come back for more as I grow with the site.

Patricia Singleton said...

This article has been accepted in Medium Dreams September Carnival of the Odd found at I just read the article by John Wolfe called My Astral Encounter With a Tribal Shaman that is posted through the carnival and it was fascinating. Go check it out for yourself along with the other articles.

Rick Belden said...

Patricia, these are vivid accounts and it was easy for me to see each story in my mind's eye. Your remarks clearly indicate that you made the most of the information you were given in each case to improve your understanding of yourself and your life in present time. I think that is the best and highest use of this sort of information.

Patricia Singleton said...

Rick, thanks for visiting and your comments. I look at dreams in just the same way that I did these three past lives. I believe that they carry much valuable information that tell us more about ourselves if we are willing to look. Some of the information can be painful until we realize that they are just stories.

I like where you said that it doesn't matter if they are truth or fantasy that our minds have made up. Whichever way, they have important information that can change our lives.

VICKI IN AZ said...

I appreciated reading this so very much. I just get so excited for understanding things I haven't understood before. I long for the day when all things shall be understood.
You are a wonderful teacher Patricia and a loving spiritual guide.

Patricia Singleton said...

Vicki, thank you for your loving and supportive comment. Past lives are something that I believe in but have no physical proof of and I believe that they can have a significant effect upon our current lives.

Marj aka Thriver said...

I have gotten more and more open to the idea of reincarnation as I've gotten older. I've never had anything as specific as the experiences you're discussing here, but reincarnation would certainly help explain a lot of things like that strong repulsion or attraction to someone when we first meet them.

I'm so glad you were able to improve your present life by understanding these experiences.

Patricia Singleton said...

Marj, it took me a few years to decide that I did believe in reincarnation. I was open to the possibility that it might exist long before I started getting personal information that made up my mind for me.

Alison said...

Hi Patricia, I enjoyed reading about your past life recollections. It is great that you found a way to use them to heal old injuries. Kudos to you. I'm working on "Memoires of Past Lives." It is a look into nine of my past lives. There seems to be a thread connecting the lives and it is most important how you preceive yourself at the time you leave a life. Next time seems to be a continuation. That can be great or scary if you leave with negative emotions. I'll be happy to forward a exerpt from one of the lives if you are interested. Namaste, Alison

Patricia Singleton said...

Alison, I am glad that you enjoyed my past life memories. I am interested in hearing what others think about reincarnation and how it affects our current life.

Anonymous Survivor said...

Dear Patricia, I too am a survivor of incest and child sexual abuse. I also believe and remember many past lives I have had. I am a Gnostic Christian and another also.....I have a Blog about my surviving sexual abuse.

I am new to your blog. Yours is the first I have seen where a survivor has spoken about past lives. I will delve into your blog more. I have seen some of the titles of posts and found it interesting that some reminded me of the same titles of my blog. I am doing a great deal of networking. I hope that you will be a part of my network. Thank you for the focus of Spirit on your Blog. That is So Important!

Patricia Singleton said...

Anonymous Survivor, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. I just came back from visiting your blog and left several comments. Welcome to my blog.

Naming my blog Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker came from an inner voice with the idea that all of our growth in life is of a spiritual nature. You read one of the few articles here that shows the interconnection of our lives and the issues that we deal with. My spiritual side may not be as visible in all of my blog posts as it is in this one.

I do focus more on the daily aspects of being an incest survivor and those issues. Healing from incest is a difficult process. Incest affects every single aspect of a survivors life. It isn't a pretty topic to deal with or to read about.

Thank you for joining my world of survivors. I hope you will return.

Anonymous Survivor said...

I will Certainly Return to your site. Language is a Very Important Thing. By stating you are a Sexual Abuse Survivor and not a victim means a Great Deal.

I have been reading many biographies of sexual abuse survivors and I have taken them all to my heart as My Family Of Survivors! I count you among them.

Patricia Singleton said...

Anonymous Survivor, Thank you very much. I am honored to be counted in your Family of Survivors. So many survivors have been betrayed and kicked out of their family of origin when they revealed the abuse. I was not but many of my friends have been. I, too, have been gathering a new family of survivors around me who support and love each other as we struggle and heal from this horrible thing called child abuse.

Unknown said...

Dear Patricia,

Amazing, simply amazing! God Bless you and your entire family!

I too have had some similar experiences in this life. I was sexually abused by my own mother 4 times, when I was around 6, 12 1/2, 13 1/2 and nearly 14.

Those memories were the all-consuming passion for me for a long time. I ruined a major portion of my life, as I could not think of anything else. By God's Mercy, those memories do not evoke pain now.

I was born in a Hindu Brahmin family in India. By cult, we are Vaishnavas, worshipers of Vishnu. I revere Vishnu. I also revere Jesus, Mother Mary, and many many others from all religions.

Patricia, may I request you to kindly enlighten me on some specific questions arising in my mind, please? In your blog, you have said, "Then, one day, in my mind's eye, I saw myself as a......", "I heard a voice say......" and that your friend told you that your dream was alluding to your past life.

Now, HOW EXACTLY did this - seeing in your mind's eye, a voice telling you - happen to you? Did it happen to you all by itself, spontaneously or did you work towards it, following some specific spiritual regime - meditation, chanting?

I want such things to happen to me too, so that I improve my life and the lives of those connected to me.

I too get dreams. Do all of them allude to my past life / lives?

How exactly did you succeed in forgiving the lady, who was responsible for your hanging? And, how did you forgive yourself?

I have subscribed to Spiritual Journey of a Light-Worker by Email.

I am not very skilled in blogs. I would be grateful to you for sending your valued wisdom to me by e-mail to

Vivek Kulkarni,

Patricia Singleton said...

Vivek Kulkarni, Thank you for your comment and your request for more information about the process that enabled me to receive this information about my past lives.

I had been meditating in a spiritual group for several years when I got the first information. I have always followed my intuition. Meditation has heightened my intuition for me so that I seem to receive information easier than ever before. Meditation opened me up to my spiritual gifts and insights.

I have also been blessed with a number of friends who are more spiritually enlightened than I am. They have added valuable insights to those that I receive.