(This topic is covered in Soul Detective Level One Training)

  • Have you ever met someone new and felt as if you had known that person your whole life?
  • Have you ever gone to a new place and felt as if you had been there before, maybe even knowing where things were?
  • Have you ever had a physical problem that was unresponsive to treatments that usually cure that issue?
  • Have you ever had a fear or a phobia of something and you could not figure out how you got it?

Invisible Roots

All of these situations point to the possibility of past life connections to a person or a place.  Sometimes the root cause of an emotional problem or a relationship difficulty lies in unresolved trauma from a past life.  Quantum physics has made us aware that sequential ordering of time is an illusion, and all time is really NOW—so the emotional imprints of the unhealed wounds from our previous incarnations bleed through into our present emotional state.

For example, if a person died in a tsunami wave in a past life, that person might now be deathly afraid of water, even though they have never even gone swimming or gone out on a boat in this lifetime.  Another example is that a woman who died in childbirth in a previous incarnation might have a lot of fear come up around getting pregnant in the current lifetime, even though we now have much better obstetric care than was available in previous centuries.  These unexplained phobias are clues pointing to soul fragments that have split off and are stuck in other times and places.  Finding and healing these issues from past incarnations frees the client to move forward in this life, unencumbered by the chains of that problem.

Another example of the imprint of the past on the present is meeting a new person and immediately feeling uneasy and unsafe, even before knowing anything about this person.  The soul may be carrying a memory of a shared past life in which the soul essence of this person was on the council of the Spanish inquisition and condemned one to death for being an herbal healer.

Alternatively, sometimes one meets a new person and the heart just opens up with a flood of love for that soul.  One may feel one has known this person forever.  In this case, one has likely had shared past lifetimes filled with deep love for each other as mates, siblings, parents, or children.  All the love we feel for others goes into a spiritual bank account, and we never ever lose that love.  When you find the person again, it is all right there!

Finding the Information

The Soul Detective past life protocol I developed does not use hypnosis to access the information.  While hypnosis is an excellent tool, not everyone is able to go into the trance state necessary for hypnosis.  Instead, we get information through clinical kinesiology, commonly called “muscle testing,” to check the strength of a muscle.  When a client makes a true statement, followed by gentle pressure on a muscle—usually an outstretched arm—the muscle locks and remains firm.  When a client makes a statement that is not true, the muscle unlocks and loses strength.

Muscle Testing

Muscle testing is an art that students learn in Soul Detective Level One.  Here is a link to a Youtube video I made demonstrating Muscle Testing Tips.

How good would it be if you could get an answer to any question you wanted to ask?  Mastering the delicate art of muscle testing gives us access to the information stored in a person’s subconscious mind and lets us see how a problem is configured so we can unravel the emotional entanglements.

Identifying Factors

First, we muscle test whether or not the current problem comes from a past life.  If it does, then we muscle test for a number of identifying factors: gender, age at death, cause of death, date of birth, and place of birth.  The Soul Detective Level One training gives step-by-step instructions and lists to test to organize the information.  The Soul Detective Past Life Protocol is also in my book Invisible Roots.  By the time we know when and where and what happened, the client is usually able to open up the record of that lifetime that is stored in soul memory and consciously remember what happened.

Treating the Trauma

Once we identify the traumatic imprint, we use meridian or chakra treatments to resolve the emotional disturbance.  Usually we have the client tap on energy points that balance the meridian flows that got disrupted because of the trauma.  For example, we all know that fear blocks the energy to the stomach.  To unblock the stomach meridian, we tap on a point under the eyes, the beginning of the stomach meridian, to re-balance the energy flow to the stomach.  Soul Detective trainings teach students the exact points that correlate with each emotional disturbance and the proper sequence of tapping needed for each individual.


While each case is different and we can never guarantee results, clearing the origin of an emotional disturbance can open the energetic pathway for healing in the current lifetime of the issue—whether a phobia, a physical malady, or a relationship difficulty.

Here is a case example of the powerful results of healing a past life trauma:

Anna and the Priest

During midlife, Peter felt called to become active in a religious order to serve people.  He started the orders to become an Anglican priest, but that path became blocked.  Next he went to seminary, but again his path was marked by interference outside of his control. A short mission trip to Central America affirmed the call his soul felt to serve his fellow man.  He received a message from spirit to “return to the grounds of my people in the Mother Church,” which he knew was the Catholic church.  Again, he made some progress in becoming a priest, but then he was again held back.  We traced the invisible root of this pattern to a past life disturbance.  The following story emerged:

We muscle tested that Peter had a previous incarnation as a woman named Anna, born in 1328 AD in the area by the Mediterranean Sea.  The happiest time in that life was a family picnic celebration.  Dedicating her life to God, Anna joined a religious order and took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  Then she fell in love with a priest.  They loved each other deeply and totally.   When Anna found she was pregnant from her connection with the priest she loved, she fell into despair.  She chose to continue the pregnancy rather than abort the child, which would have added murder to her guilt list.  When it was time for the baby to be born, the child was in breech position.  Both Anna and her baby girl died in the process of childbirth.  Part of Anna’s soul essence stayed trapped in the devastation of this event, which was proof that she had broken her vows to God.

We tapped energy points for Anna to release her trauma, rage, fear, shame, and guilt.  Then Anna made a very sincere repentance to God, who had already forgiven her.  Now she was able to forgive herself.  Then we asked the Holy Spirit to take Anna to the Light to be with her baby again.  Peter witnessed a beautiful scene of Divine Mother placing the child in Anna’s arms, filling a deep longing in her soul.



Anna was not able to fill this life lesson until our session, when she released the invisible blockage of her guilt which was binding Peter’s spirit from running true and free.  Resolving this past life trauma opened up Peter to staying centered on God, giving purpose and clarity to his life path.


In his current life, Peter was in love with a woman named Luz who was dedicated to humanitarian service and utterly refused to marry or to have children.  Currently Luz was suffering from a disabling illness.  She went to the Brazilian healer John of God for a cure, but he told her that the physical malady was karmic.  He could remove the physical aspect of the symptom, but if he did, the karmic burden would fall on her nieces.  Luz refused to make someone else carry her burden.  The soul essence of
the priest that Anna had loved resonated to the soul essence of Luz.  Although they had the opposite genders in this lifetime, the love connection between their hearts was still strong.  We could also see how the soul of Luz was experiencing physical suffering as repaying karmic debt for the lifetime of the priest breaking his vow of celibacy.  The guilt of the priest was compounded because his sexual relationship with Anna had resulted in her death and the death of their baby girl.  When he died, his soul stayed earthbound (see earthbound spirits).  No wonder Luz was suffering!

We gave the priest the opportunity also confess his mistakes and ask forgiveness.  Cleared of this emotional burden, the priest was then able to cross into the Light and be with Anna and their child.

Next, Peter rescinded the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience from his soul for his current incarnation (see vows).   Tremendous emotional relief came to Peter from this session.  A burden his soul had been carrying for many centuries lifted, opening the way to fulfill his soul’s mission this time around.

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