Testimonials of Workshop Participants

Shripal Gandhi talks about his relationship with spirituality and how Past Life Regression Therapy cured him of spondylitis

I never practiced spirituality in the 'spiritual' sense, but I believed in a greater power and was curious about it. That drove me to read a lot. In the late 90s I read Many Lives Many Mastersby Brian Weiss; the story about a woman in that book who went through 86 past lives to get rid of her problem had me floored! I read his second and third book too.

As much as I love reading, it often takes a backseat because there's so much to do. But I have these phases, when I can't stop myself. Over the last decade, I had undergone about 10 to12 MRI scans, tried acupuncture, acupressure and everything that modern science could offer for spondylities. Sometimes the bouts of pain were so severe that I wouldn't even be able to turn on the bed; someone had to help me get up and do things. Meanwhile, during my reading spells over the years I had delved further into past life regression through personal experiences of healing and visions that people had shared on their blogs. I've always had an obsession with the Nazi holocaust and the Rajput and Mughal times, so when I found a blogger from the US who had visions of the holocaust, I got in touch with her. Through therapy she had discovered that she was Jewish and lived in her past life in a ghetto in Warsaw. All other options having failed to improve my spondylitis condition, I thought of giving Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT) a chance. I knew that even if nothing came out of it, the pain wouldn't worsen.

Shortly, I found a lady in Thane, who does PLRT; she turned out to be the mother of one of my juniors in school. I took a few sessions with her, but was unable to regress. Sometime later, I came across Trupti Jayin's blog, which also boasted of several success stories, and decided to give it shot again.

Her place in Juhu was a sea-facing one and her clinic was at the back of building. There's a separate room for PLRT, which only has a single bed. Music played in the background. I was asked to lie down, relax, let my palm face upwards and visualise a light entering me. Later she asked me to envision a well and go to its bottom. There I found several doors, she asked me to read what was written on it. I saw the year 1933. As soon as I opened it, I could see lush grass in front of me and a lot trees around. She asked me to walk forward and as I did I saw an ordinary village girl, who was an acquaintance, but looked just like my wife in my current life. In that life I was rebellious and had a temper; those traits describe me even today. The village panchayat had made a decision that I was against, for which I stood my ground. Villagers knew in their hearts that I was right, but still didn't support me. Later, some goons came and thrashed me with lathis.

At some point, I also saw myself hanging from a tree with a rope tied to my neck. In fact the person who did it is someone I know even in this life and don't get along with him even today. Dr. Trupti explained that due to that incident, the negative energy was trapped in my neck, which was reason for my pain and spondylitis in the current life. Towards the end of my session I was feeling severe pain. She asked me let go of the negative energy and forgive him. And as I did, I could feel the pain leaving me and actually felt very light, like I was floating. When I woke up, the pain had disappeared.

While regression didn't surprise me, its effect left me stunned.

I thought it would require at least two to three sessions for my problem to get resolved, but just in that one session that spanned about two and half hours cured my spondylitis by about 90%. I get the pain only once in maybe 3 months and that too only for about 10 minutes. Earlier it was a regular affair and there were also days-at-a-stretch during which I couldn't move. A lot of doctors had even attributed my neck pain to my job, as I constantly sit in from of the computer. But it's been three years since the therapy and my problem hasn't resurfaced. So surely sitting in front of the computer wasn't the cause.

When the goons were hitting me with stick, I was hurt badly on my legs too, which explain why in this life I feel a lot of heaviness in my right calf. I checked with several doctors about that too, but they say there's nothing wrong. My legs function normally–I can walk, run and do everything. But I need a weekly massage so that it doesn't go numb. Dr. Trupti asked me to take a session to cure that too, but there's been no time.

Another thing I had discovered during regression was that my mother in that life and current life are the same. And after a fight with her, I had left the village. When I told Dr. Trupti that in my current life my mother is very dominating and tries to control my life even though I am 36 years old and have a kid, she explained that it may be her response to my having abandoned her in my past life. She's subconsciously ensuring I don't go away. I've always had a love-hate relationship with my mother and haven't told her about the therapy and what I saw. But when we fight now, I know where she's coming from and that makes it easier to let go. I saw a lot more, I had jotted it all down when I returned home after the session, but my memory is a bit sketchy about those things.

After the experience, I haven't become overtly spiritual, but surely more than I used to be. My curiosity has increased as well. If a problem becomes severe, I'll go for the therapy again, but I also believe that life answers a lot of your questions when the time is appropriate, so I'll continue searching and waiting.
– Shripal Gandhi (Mumbai )

I saw myself as a woman who is a housewife. She is in Rajasthan/Marwari woman wearing a red sari. I am quite fair with brown hair. I heard my mother calling me and as I ran I slipped and fell and got hurt on my head. I also saw myself pregnant at that time. I saw my husband as the man I loved and my uncle as my father. I see I am in the hospital bed and dying. In this life I suffer from unexplained pain in the right temple and suffer from PCOD in my current life. It was a truly fascinating experience.
– Mridusmita Bagachi (Gawhati 2012)

In the year 1840 I was in Scotland living happily with my husband and my only child ( which reminds me of one of my children today) I am a Christian and always visit the church to take the blessings of Christ. We go to the beach which I see near my house where my child and I have an accident. We fall into the sea but somehow manage to escape. In this life I fear water. I see myself growing older and dying a natural death.
– Bobby P Dhebid (Gawhati)

I saw myself as a dacoit and the year was 1940 in Junagadh in Gujarat. I see myself in the house of a rich man and my men are looting the house. The rich man’s younger son throws a dagger which penetrates my back and tears through to come out from my chest. I die with this injury. Interestingly I have never ever imagined that I could have been a dacoit.
– Prakash Agarwal (Gawhati)

My soul became a small bright light and reached to the top of the outer solar system. I roamed around a beautiful garden full of birds, flowers and lovely animals. Then my soul moved on and crossing a field found myself in the form of an elephant. I tortured the farmers of a place somewhere in South Africa. I destroyed their paddy crops. Ultimately the farmers united and counter- attacked me and killed me. My Guru told me that these annoyed people
– A Participant in Mystic Journey Workshop (Gawhati)

I saw the year 1923, Los Angeles, America. I was driving a car with my wife sitting next to me and met with a fatal accident. The car crashed into a bike and a boy ( 18-20 years old) died on the spot. I also died. My wife suffered fatal injuries at the waist but was alive. Then I see my son ( present) as that boy and wife ( present) as my wife in 1923. Interestingly I got my answer why my wife and me are very scared to allow my son to ride a bike or scooter who is now 22 years old. I was very fond of English during my school days, wife is also fond of English though she studied in Hindi medium. My son is very good in written English and is also writing an English Fantasy novel. I got my answers to my fear and relationships completely.
– O.P.Somani ()

I would like to share my unique experience. I had a pain in my knee but when I started the health regression the pain began to increase and there was stiffness in my back, neck and throat. A lot of saliva started being produced in my mouth. I felt I could see mountains and slowly it changed to a jungle and lot of animals running like herds of buffaloes and cows and I felt I was one of them. Then suddenly from nowhere a jeep came and struck me down and I died and there was a sad and painful vision in the eyes. I felt lot of relief in the pain of the back and neck after the regression. Thanks for the opportunity.
– Rajendra (Ahmedabad Workshop- 2012)

In the year of 1854 there is a small village. I am a man and am cutting trees. I have a wife and live in a hut. One day when I go to the jungle someone who is my best friend comes from behind and hits me with a long wooden stick and die. this could be the reason I don’t trust people 100%
– Vaishali Thakkar

I was investigating the issue of separation. My experience was profound. I went through the journey. It was 1880 and I was a woman. The country was England. My house was of stone and I was standing outside the house. A man was standing there with me ( He is my lover in this life) and I was having an argument with him. I told him to go away from my life. I felt his emotional hurt and pain which made me feel sad and guilty. I didn’t see my death but saw him falling from a cliff. I felt deep sadness and as if my heart was breaking into two. I got a deep understanding about my present relationship with him. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
– Bakul

I saw my grandfather guiding me. The spiritual guide was Lord Shiva. The year which I saw was 1864 clearly and completely. A village where more people are farmers. The land is green but sticky. I am a farmer about 40 years old, good height, little dark and rough skin. I am wearing a ‘dhoti’ and ‘kediyu’. The place is somewhere in Gujarat. I am standing on the farm land with my wife and a son who is about 3-4 years old. then I saw my house made of mitti. I am not rich and my finanacial status is average. I also see my aged mother lying on a bed.

My sons eyes reminded me of my Dad ( this life) Then I see a Haveli and I am stealing jewelry and money and decide to run away even leaving my family. The owner catches me and I am beaten by sticks. My family saves me and takes me home and try to save me but I die at night. The thoughts while dying were “I should not have left my family and run away. They loved me. I should have not stolen and waited for the right time to be financially better. God would have given me everything I want.

This has helped me to understand my life better and I feel so much more relaxed.
– Dr Ratna Bhatt (Ahmedabad )

When my body got heavy and relaxed I could feel it well. When the divine light entered my forehead my body started shivering. I saw Lord Shiva as my guide and I saw myself as a little child, a bubbly little cute and sweet and chubby one. the country was highlands of England. The year came up as 1833. I felt I wanted love and concern but found my parents busy. They loved me separately but never found time to show it. I had all the good things of life and saw myself walking in the garden with a small bucket of flowers in one hand and a feather as a toy. I felt that my parents could not see my needs and I used to spend time paying with a neighbor son. ( in this life he is my brother in this life)

One day my parents left for work leaving me with a careless servant and I fell down and died. Blood was all over my head. I was alone and cried before dying, ‘Papa Papa’ but he was not there. I saw that I was out of my body and saw my Mum crying. I learnt after the session that I must show love to young children and being a good mum has become easy. In this life too at times I behave like a child and love chubby children. My need to be close to my loved ones is so strong.
– Jalpa Jha (Ajmer)