Strong emotions from the past

QUESTION: Masters, I keep having awful visions that seem to be set during a war. I have tried to do a past life hypnosis for myself but the emotions I feel are very strong, so I’ve had to stop them. Sometimes I don’t see anything, just feel anxiety and sorrow. I’m not sure what country it was in and what war it exactly was. Are the visions and feelings I’ve had real? How can I face these emotions? ~J.R., Finland

ANSWER: You have spent a number of different lives exploring the ramifications of being in the military and going to war in particular. These had various issues attached to them: betrayal, cowardice, self-confidence, and guilt, just to mention a few.

It is no wonder that self-hypnosis doesn’t allow you to step back far enough to deal with the strong emotions. An easier way to resolve and release each issue is to follow an emotion back to its origin. When something in daily life triggers a feeling, ask your higher self to take you to the cause. This should be a single incident that you can then understand, learn from, and let go. This will work well when you don’t see anything and are only feeling the emotion.

If the emotions become too intense to work with, use the technique of stepping away and going into observation mode. If you are a witness seeing things from the outside, you are not so affected. You can then examine and work with the situation to understand and dispel it.

Have patience with yourself and these events. They are hanging around because they were too overwhelming for you when they occurred the first time. You have much more information now about how life lessons work. This takes the fear out of facing them. It does not, however, reduce the intensity that you will feel.