QUESTION: Masters, recently, while day dreaming, I had a vision of a little girl. In the vision, she was talking to me as if I were her mother and she my daughter. After I opened my eyes, I felt very protective towards her. I am quite maternal naturally, but don’t have kids and have not really craved kids in a long time. Now after that vision, I feel empty that the daughter in my vision is not in my life. I don’t want any other child, just the one in that vision. I am 36 and single and I don’t really see kids as a part of my future, so I’m confused as to why this vision affected me this much. Could this child have been my child in a past life?  ~PL

ANSWER: Daydreaming is a practice that humans use for many purposes. It is a way to see yourself in situations which are not, or cannot occur, in your current life. It may also provide a link to your higher-self memories of past lives, both completed and uncompleted life lessons. It is a way to test out emotions that have not come to pass in the present life and that the soul is yearning to experience or recall.

You have not become a mother in this lifetime even though by your own admission you are naturally quite maternal. While you say you have not really craved kids in a long time, it was a pot that was simmering on the back burner with the fire never completely extinguished. You have uncompleted “mothering” and emotional lessons from a past life.

Your daydream was your unconscious desire to deal with these issues. You envisioned the optimal setup to complete your unfinished business. The daughter you brought into your daydream is the soul with whom you had a contract in a past life, where you blamed yourself for her untimely passing. You have open lessons of forgiving yourself, respecting the lessons of other souls, dealing with abandonment feelings, and being able to love yourself.

You may move through these issues in other daydreams where you allow yourself to be totally open to the facts of that past life, or by revisiting this life in a past-life regression. Search for the facts that bring up pain and then ask: “Why do I feel that way?” The answer will allow the lesson to surface. You may then make the choice of letting it remain or learning the lesson you left undone.