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Exploring Past Lives- Healing Trauma, Finding Purpose, and Creating a Brighter Future

Are you curious about past life regression or maybe haven’t been introduced to this concept before? Past Life Regression can be a transformative practice to help you unlock hidden aspects of yourself and bring about profound personal growth!

I shares my own eye-opening experience during a workshop, where I learned that sometimes our subconscious mind reveals unexpected truths. I also emphasizes the importance of staying present in our current lives while using past life regression as a powerful tool for emotional healing and self-development.


  1. how she found out about the topic of past life regressions through Mahesha Gunner 

  2. how PLR can be used to better understand the pain points you’re currently experiencing

  3. possibilities like forgiving those who might have caused you harm in the past


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Episode hightlights

[00:01:25] Collaboration with Marsha Gunner and the idea of hosting a workshop on past life regression.

[00:02:41] Lauren’s interest in past life regression and her decision to try it for herself.

[00:04:42] Collaboration with Marsha Gunner to host a group past life regression workshop and the desire to discover new possibilities in life.

[00:11:59] Seeking Answers and Understanding The speaker discusses their desire to see and understand past lives, but realizes that the why and how may not be necessary for personal growth.

[00:13:08] Listening to the Body The speaker learns the importance of listening to their body and surrendering to the experience instead of trying too hard to find answers.

[00:14:22] Embracing Possibilities The speaker reflects on the idea that there are multiple possibilities for their life and the importance of freedom and variety.

[00:23:49] Hosting Past Life Regression Workshops Lauren and her mentor, Marsha Gunner, discuss the benefits of past life regression and their plans to host intimate workshops.

[00:24:53] The Possibilities of Past Life Regression Lauren shares the potential outcomes of past life regression, including accessing memories, finding purpose, clearing trauma, and improving relationships.

[00:25:58] Curating Special Past Life Regression Groups Lauren invites listeners to join the waitlist for the past life regression workshops and emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive and intimate group setting.

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Lauren Best (00:00:08) – Welcome to provoking Possibilities, where we reflect on pivotal life moments, ask thought provoking questions and dream up new possibilities for living a life you love that may be a little out of your current reality. I’m Lauren Best, a certified hypnotherapist and provoker of possibility, and I’ve created this podcast for people who are curious about exploring new ways of living, who are looking to connect deeper with their bodies, their intuition, their hearts, and then known, and who are really ready to just embrace their most authentic selves, to move into flow and into alignment. There is just so much that is possible for us when we open ourselves up to exploring new possibilities beyond our wildest imagination. So if you’re ready and curious to begin exploring new possibilities, join me every week for a new episode of Provoking Possibilities on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Let’s dive in. So let’s talk a little bit about past lives. It might be something that you hear a lot of, or maybe you’re like, What the heck are you talking about? I want to share with you my experience doing a past life regression.

Lauren Best (00:01:25) – A few weeks ago, I was so excited to co-host a beautiful, very intimate group workshop, a hypnotherapy and past life regression session with one of my mentors, Marsha Gunner, who also taught me everything I know about hypnosis. She’s also my hypnotherapist. She trained me. She’s just. Yeah, so, so wonderful. So her and I had been talking a little bit and this is kind of what birth, this idea and this collaboration for this workshop. But we’ve been talking in some of our sessions together that she was giving me, and I’d been hearing people sharing about their past lives and just, you know, how doing hypnosis work and doing that past life regression where they were able to visualize different moments from their past lives, these moments that were just really instrumental in telling them kind of these hidden secrets of things that perhaps they hadn’t fulfilled in those past lives. And just getting to have that experience through hypnosis. I had a lot of people sharing with me what that unlocked for them and their purpose and also had some of my own clients asking me about past life regression.

Lauren Best (00:02:41) – And I’m not specialized in past life regression. It is a whole nother specialty, let’s say, and it’s not something that I ever actually even experience with hypnosis. All the work that I’ve done and do do with folks is, you know, in this current lifetime. So all these, you know, signs were just coming up and coming up about having a past life regression experience. And I started questioning, you know, if this is something as well, I want to either support my clients with or refer my clients to Marcia or someone else who, you know, does specialize in it or, you know, again, if it’s something that I want to start guiding people through, I thought, you know, I better experience this for myself. And it kind of I wasn’t sure at the time if it came from this genuine interest or desire or just this. I should experience it because it’s something that if I’m going to help people with, I need to, you know, walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

Lauren Best (00:03:42) – So Marcia and I were talking about this and, you know, I had said, okay, let’s try it. You know, I’m really open to trying anything, almost anything if it feels good for me. And after a little while, I, I came back to her and said, I’m not sure if I actually be like, I need to have that experience. Looking back at those past lives to see if anything comes up, I’m, you know, digging through different trenches still in this current lifetime. I’m feeling really good mentally, emotionally and all of that. And she said to me, You know what? Why don’t we collaborate on this together? And why don’t we have a group experience where, you know, people can come, you know, with the intent of, you know, showing up, whatever their personal intention may be, but just giving them that space to really experience what it could be like or what it is like to uncover some of those memories from past lives to really transform your life and their lives for the better.

Lauren Best (00:04:42) – So it was really cool. We collaborated together and hosting this workshop and we had three other beautiful individuals who came from all walks of life. And I think one thing that just really resonated with everyone was just this desire to. Discover and be open to. You know, what are these new possibilities for their life? And just this curiosity and this feeling of like, there is more to life than what meets the eye. And I think that was a really strong thing that really united all of us. And for those listening, you know, if you ever sense that there might be deeper layers to your being waiting for you to be discovered, past life regression is definitely something I would recommend trying for those who are like, Oh my gosh, do I have to do this in order to have a feeling or purposeful life? Like, no, no, no, no, no, absolutely not. Just like hypnosis, again, it’s another tool that we can use and another self-development tool that can just really allow us to support ourselves and move through different things happening in our lives and perhaps uncover our purpose or, you know, develop our emotional intelligence or become more in tune with our mind, our body.

Lauren Best (00:06:07) – And it can also help, you know, move through emotions that we’re feeling really stuck with or things that are limiting beliefs or things that we just don’t know have been preventing us from being our most authentic or genuine selves. So just like any type of self development, past life regression is right in. There is something like it’s not something you have to experience in order to find, you know, your purpose, but it’s something that can definitely, definitely help, you know, just. Support you to bring forth some of those thoughts and, you know, perhaps put some of the missing puzzle pieces together that might allow you to, you know, uncover your life’s purpose. So I want to share with you my experience, because for those who joined that session, it was so interesting. Of course, it was my first session. Marsha has guided, I don’t know, probably hundreds of individuals, maybe thousands, I’m not sure. Um, through hypnosis and past life regression and, you know, as I like to share as well, hypnosis is that powerful tool that can help us unlock those mysteries of our subconscious minds.

Lauren Best (00:07:23) – And with this practice of past life regression, Marsha was asking us beautiful questions to reveal some of those memories from past lives and how that can shed on our current struggles, our relationships, our patterns of behavior. So I showed up, you know, with this intention to have a really, really open mind. And also deep down, you know, something that I think I’ve talked a lot about is this mind body connection and emotional connection and how emotions and me in particular have manifested so much pain in my body. So I was really curious to see, you know, if there is anything from my past lives that would also be tied to this reason as to why I experienced so much, so much sensitivity in my body. And and so I had that intention planted, but also with the intention of just knowing, like I know with this subconscious work, with hypnosis, that our subconscious minds are always going to show us exactly what it is we need to see. So, you know, we can show up to something and have the best of intentions to focus on, you know, a heartbreak we had.

Lauren Best (00:08:35) – Yet our subconscious mind might be showing us something completely different. So with that openness, you know, I still kind of dream for like this idyllic experience of I’m going to visualize my past lives and I’m going to be a goddess. And, you know, we’re all goddesses. But I was going to have hair that glowed and skin that was glossy and all these types of things. And I would have this these beautiful moments and maybe some of them, some of these other past lives might be a little more dark and this and that. But as we began to get into this experience, there was just so much that I think I was looking for. And this is where our conscious minds and our critical minds and the doing mind can be so tricky. And and even in hypnosis, you know, there can be these beliefs that we have that make us want to experience things perfectly. And in my case, I, you know, kept trying to visualize and, you know, dream up these things I could see and there was not much there.

Lauren Best (00:09:47) – And at first I was thinking, you know, is this not working for me? Why isn’t it working for me? This is like another example of my life, of something just maybe not working out for me. Okay? So I was having a little pity party mid hypnosis session. And as someone who is a certified hypnotherapist and has guided many people, there can be moments where there’s just nothing that we see. And and sometimes that can be our answer altogether is, you know, we don’t need to go searching for something because being in that neutral energy and not worrying about, you know, finding the answers is exactly what it is we need to see and experience to just allow ourselves to address ourselves a little bit more and just know we’re in the right place at the right time doing the right things. So it was interesting, though, because I did visualize, you know, some beautiful colors. And as I focused on my breath and connected to my body, I could see and feel even these shapes moving around and changing and growing with my breath and my chest, the rising, the falling on my chest.

Lauren Best (00:10:58) – And there was almost off in the distance. At one point I could see these scenes, which almost seemed like, I don’t know, it seemed like so many people I don’t know if it was battle scenes or whatever. I didn’t get a good look because here I am in hypnosis trying to, like, zoom in, you know, how you zoom in on your phone or your iPad? I’m like, in my mind, trying to zoom in on these freaking scenes that are happening in like, red and purple, and it’s just like this wild thing. And as I was trying to do this, every time I would like zoom in on this scene, it would get. So zoomed in that I actually couldn’t make a thing out. And as time went on and I kept trying to do this, there were beautiful moments in between where all I saw was blue sky and thousands of mini rainbows up in the sky. I can’t remember what else. There was something else as well that was quite vivid at the time.

Lauren Best (00:11:59) – Um, but as I would try and zoom in on these scenes, this pain in the right side of my face just kept growing and growing. I could feel it in my cheek to my eye and it was like, why isn’t why is this happening? I want to see. I want to see. All I want to do is see and understand and, you know, get more answers. And while this was happening, I was also thinking like, okay, I know this is exactly what’s meant to happen, even though it’s very annoying. It’s telling me again, my mind is telling me, you don’t need to know. Perhaps you don’t even need to go backwards because there isn’t things to find. There isn’t a Y. There doesn’t always have to be that. Why? And we don’t always have to have that deeper understanding of, you know, what a secret is or what exist that will give us, you know, the next key to unlock the next level of our lives. It was showing me that no amount of trying to figure out the why, the how, the what is going to do any good for me.

Lauren Best (00:13:08) – What I need to be doing is just really listening to my body. And that’s my answer. That’s my answer right there, right now. I’m trying too hard and my body is screaming at me like, Don’t do it. You don’t have to do it Like you can, you know, surrender to this experience instead. So. It was, to say the least, unexpected. Very unexpected. Here I was again thinking, I’m going to see all these past lives and I hardly even see. Anything that just like felt tangible or like a clear message. But here, written between the lines, are these messages coming through, you know, about really just surrendering and and not worrying about seeing the right things and knowing and just having this reminder that my experiences aren’t going to be like everyone else’s. So with that, I thought, okay, let’s try and surrender. And actually, this is a key part, I think to the beginning of the experience for me, which I, I left out as it’s just all kind of coming back to me now as I’m recollecting this experience.

Lauren Best (00:14:22) – But in the beginning, Marsha invited us to envision, you know, this beautiful outdoor space and we started our visualization this way. And something that I’ve been noticing that’s been coming up for me. I mean, always there’s a lot of duality in my life, but when I’m doing these visualizations, I’m starting to not just see one thing. And I think we’re reflecting on that right now. This idea of not always seeing one thing again is this idea of like, we control our futures. You know, I’m not a clairvoyant, but even when I go get my cards, read and speak with a clairvoyant and they can try and share what it is they see for my life, others lives. One woman I particularly work with sees in, you know, spans of seven years, but with what she always shares with me is, you know, we decide, you know, there can be so many possibilities at the end of the day, like you still decide what’s going to happen next. You can take any road that you so choose.

Lauren Best (00:15:27) – And that might change over time, right? With different experiences and just different things happening in the world. Right? Nothing is guaranteed. So with this idea of, you know, so many possibilities and of course talk about many different possibilities for people’s lives and just opening our minds to accepting and inviting in different possibilities for a life here I was experiencing and seeing like two different things at once. So here I was visualizing this. The full garden is beautiful outdoor, magical, like garden forest. I’m not sure these beautiful wildflowers and like stars in the sky, but it was light out. It was just beautiful. And then in the next moment, almost like overlaid. It’s so bizarre. Almost overlaid. I see this. What I imagined to be this beautiful resort, home or or hotel in what I thought was Bali and these beautiful pools and deck and loungers and just so relaxing. And I’ve never been to Bali, but perhaps it’s even just imagery I’ve seen from friends who visited there, who lived there.

Lauren Best (00:16:46) – And these two images just kept coming up. And it just, I think for me reminded me that, you know, when it comes to my life and and what it is I need most is that freedom, is that variety, is that knowing that there are different possibilities for me and there’s never going to be one, one outcome or one end game for me? And I’m sure in your own way you’ll probably resonate with that, whatever way that might be. But just having that reminder of, you know, there’s not one clear thing, there’s not one clear answer. It just kept coming up and up and up in so many different ways. Another really funny thing that I just like have to I want to jump right to this because I think it’s so freaking funny. I was like laughing while this was happening. But it’s really funny because one of my other mentors that I work with, she channels a lot of messages and sometimes those messages come in the form of movies and, you know, she’s like, Sometimes I see things, Sometimes I have people like yelling at me, like they need to watch this movie.

Lauren Best (00:17:54) – And she’s recommended a few different movies to me over the last few months that I need to watch. So my spirit guide say, and I started and this is hasn’t happened to me like in my own hypnosis session and until this time. But it’s happened to me in other hypnosis sessions where I’ve thought of different scenes from reality shows that I watch. Okay, I’m a huge Bravo fan. I like any love dating show, reality show in general. I’m like on the couch watching every series. Okay, so in this past life regression workshop, I start seeing this scene. I don’t even know what season it was, but if anyone here watches Southern Charm, I see the scene of of when this couple they’re no longer together. But I saw this scene of when you know, she comes home from a long day and he’s sitting at home doing one of his creative projects and she’s like, What the heck are you doing? Like, totally doesn’t believe in him. He’s kind of going through it. He’s, you know, trying to find what it is he’s passionate about.

Lauren Best (00:19:12) – What he thought he was passionate about hasn’t really been working out. And so he’s just like trying something completely different, something totally new. He’s not that great at it yet, but he, like, has this passion, this fire, and he just, you know, is just sharing his energy to really just be creative and experiment and explore. And in this past live regression, I see both their faces and the scene. And I know right away what it is. And I’m just like laughing. So I’m like, This is so funny. Like, my reality TV habits are now coming up in my hypnosis sessions and trying to tell me, you know, some sort of message or some sort of nugget of information and wisdom. So, you know, the scene that I didn’t see, but I know the outcome of this down the line is this same creative project that this guy ended up experimenting where he now has a huge empire and a huge business. And, you know, the products that he was making in his living room when everyone was doubting him is now like all across America.

Lauren Best (00:20:22) – And, you know, he’s now like the king of this kind of industry. And it’s just really, really was funny to me and just reminded me of and I think the message here was really like, you might be, you know, taking small steps. You might be in, you know, your living room right now. But if you keep going after and experimenting with the creativity and the things that you love like and you don’t give up and you have that perseverance, like anything is possible to you, you can even become perhaps. You know, the queen of that industry. Or you can perhaps be someone who proves everyone wrong or I think even more than that, a lot of the message was, you know, he didn’t care at all what people were thinking about him singing about him. He just kept doing what he loved. So I think that really, really stood out for me. And it’s just so hilarious. Even like talking about it back is really funny to me because who would have thought that in this past life regression session that watching Bravo would have paid off so I knew it would pay off somehow.

Lauren Best (00:21:33) – I didn’t know how and really just thought the payoff was my happiness and the laughter that I get from all those really silly reality TV shows. So there you have it. A little bit of surprise, even more than probably what you thought you would learn in this podcast episode, and me sharing my story about my past life regression experience. And for those who are thinking why the heck did you tell this story? It’s such a bad example of, you know, a past life regression. Well, I want to share with you what is possible. There are just so many outcomes and so many things that we can like bond perfectly. And this was an example of like the universe, my subconscious mind, whatever, being like, just kidding what you think you needed to see in order to, you know, move forward in your life or tap into your purpose more isn’t actually what you need or what it is you need to see or focus on. And so I am sharing this with you because I saw an experience exactly what I needed to experience.

Lauren Best (00:22:37) – And I felt, you know, the pain in my body again, knowing that it was tied to like me trying to force things and control things. And, you know, that pain was actually on the right side of my body, which is, you know, the masculine energy side of the body. And that’s something that I’ve been wanting to surrender more into my feminine energy and having done that this past month or so, I’ve been feeling so, so good. And, you know, having that experience of trying to force and control and leaning into that that masculine energy was just such a great reminder to me of, you know, that’s not what works for you and that’s not what’s going to make you feel good. And it’s not exactly, um, you know, what you need to be leaning into. So above all of that, I still wanted to share my experience because everyone is going to be different. And, you know, basically any type of block or limiting belief or pattern or something that’s going on in our lives is either from our past lives or our current lives, right? So in my case, perhaps, at least not right now.

Lauren Best (00:23:49) – I don’t know. It could change in the future, but at least right now there’s nothing that I need to, you know, really tie up or, you know, break the pattern of when it comes to any of my past lives. What’s going on is happening right here, right now, in this present life. And that’s what I need to be focusing on. So I’d encourage you, if you’re interested, to, you know, try this out. My Haitian and I are really excited. We’re going to be hosting a few more in the future. We’re going to make them or keep them rather very intimate with just, you know, 3 or 4 people per group and you’ll feel so supported. This experience will really help you access memories from your past lives or perhaps your current life that can help you to find your purpose, to clear out trauma, to relieve mental and emotional struggles or understand you know what it is you need to be leaning into or understand relationships in your lives and help you create healthier patterns.

Lauren Best (00:24:53) – And there’s so many other possibilities like forgiving those who might have caused you harm in the past and releasing that or, you know, increasing your self-esteem and self-worth or I think in my case, confidence to really just, you know, keep doing what I love and believe in myself. And there is just so much spiritual, spiritual growth that is so, so possible in this, you know, new and different way and just opening yourself up to experiencing new possibilities for your life. If anything, that is what this experience will give you. So if you’re interested to learn more, you can actually head over to my website and there’s at the bottom of the page, you know, in this section to upgrade your mindset, you’ll see the past life regression live session and you can join the waitlist, you can get on the waitlist and you can even submit to the times that you’re most available. We want to really curate these groups and make them really special, so we want to make them. Hopefully we can do it in times that we’re.

Lauren Best (00:25:58) – For anyone who wants to show up for this. So it’s going to be fun. I’m excited to see what will come up for me again the next time I do it. Who knows? I think I’ll have a different level of surrendering to the experience as well, so it’ll be really nice to have that intimate group and know that you can feel supported not only experiencing that past life regression, that guided visualization, but you will receive a lot of guided healing and, you know, just going deep into finding insights and how those can translate to your everyday life. Just how I shared right here, right now. So I really hope that you’ll perhaps be interested to open your mind to exploring new possibilities for working on your self-development and uncovering, you know, different insights about your life that can just really support you to be that most authentic you and being that best version of yourself that perhaps you didn’t expect or didn’t see right in front of you or perhaps or even neglecting. I think a lot of the things that I experienced as well was just me neglecting a lot of things I already did know.

Lauren Best (00:27:10) – But, you know, with a lot of conditioning or outside influence, yeah, sometimes neglect a little bit. So as someone who is in the business of spiritual practice and supporting others, it’s so, so important that I do the same. And for those of you who are listening, who do support other people, whether it is in a spiritual practice or in, you know, some sort of caregiving role, whatever that may be, you know, your support for yourself is so, so important because if we just keep giving and giving and giving and never receiving or, you know, watering our own seeds, whatever it may be, then, you know, there’s only so much that we can give back to the world and, you know, feel good in our bodies and in our lives. So that’s just a little reminder to take care of yourself, to do the things you love and, you know, try something new that might be a little out of your comfort zone. But we’ll really be an expansive practice to support you in having that space and time to learn something new about yourself.

Lauren Best (00:28:17) – So if you have any questions about this past life experience that I had or anything to share, perhaps you’ve already done a past life regression before and would like to share you know your story. Let me know. You can reach out and share your story with me as well. I want to hear I want to hear what you’ve taken away from those experiences, or perhaps even what you’d be curious to learn about your past lives, or if there’s an intention you might have in order to, you know, really go through that experience of a past life regression. Send me your intentions. I want to hear all of it. But thank you so much again for listening to provoking Possibilities. I’m so glad that you’re here and hope you have a beautiful day. We will see you next week. Bye. I am so excited to bring this little treat to you because right now I am offering a buy one, get one offer for my private hypnosis Happy hour sessions, which for two sessions is just $222, which is the price of one session on its own.

Lauren Best (00:29:28) – So right now you can buy one, get one for the price of one, just $222 for two sessions. And within these hypnosis happy hour sessions, we can focus on whatever it is you want to show up with, whether you have a goal in mind or some sort of desire, and you feel like there’s just blocks and limiting beliefs that are stopping you from actually going out there and following your intuition, or whether you’re struggling to manage your time, your energy, to set boundaries or want to just show up in the world a little bit differently than what you are right now. We can also figure out how to connect back to your intuition a little more, Listen to the whispers of your mind and do some work with your nervous system and just feeling comfortable and safe in your body. We can focus on letting go of old stories, rewriting your beliefs, reprogramming those beliefs, and just really visualizing what your idea of success could look like in whatever it is you’re going through at the moment. So do know that there will be a limited amount available, but you can book these sessions all the way through to the end of the year.

Lauren Best (00:30:36) – So right now you can visit my website, Lauren and book those sessions through there or follow the link below and you can get access directly to that Bogo offer for private hypnosis Happy Hour, which will be two sessions for $222. So make sure you don’t miss out. And I cannot wait to. Support you to really connect to your subconscious mind and see where the session might take you. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of exploring new possibilities and embracing your most authentic self. I appreciate you and your willingness to open your mind and your heart to new ideas and ways of being that are beyond your current reality. So if you found value in this episode, please take a moment to leave a reading and review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to this podcast. Your support helps us to spread the message of compassion, self discovery and personal growth to more people who may benefit from it. And if you’re looking for additional support on your journey of self-discovery and transformation, I invite you to visit my website at Lauren Bascombe, where you’ll find resources, courses and coaching services to help you navigate life’s challenges with more ease and joy and confidence and support.

Lauren Best (00:32:01) – So please check that out. And more than anything, I hope you’ll remember that you’re not alone on this journey. We are all in this together, and by embracing our most authentic selves, we can create more compassion and connection to the world. So please keep dreaming, keep exploring and keep provoking possibilities with love and intuition. I’ll be back soon with more thought provoking questions, inspiring stories, and powerful insights and conversations to support you on your journey. But until then, take care of yourself and others and remember that you are worthy of love and possibility.


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