Startling Civil War Battle Remembered
Do you have dreams or waking pictures in your head of other time periods you can’t seem to explain? Do you sometimes wonder where a certain habit, fear, or other unusual behavior comes from? Have you had the experience of thinking you’ve been somewhere before or tugging memories of other places when reading a book or watching a movie? If so, you could be experiencing a memory of one your past lives. Past life flash backs happen to me quite a bit and they come in different ways. Here is one that was very vivid for me and I remember the event just like it was yesterday.
In 1994, on a leisure Sunday afternoon, I had rented the movie “Gettysburg” which was about the horrific three-day civil war battle in early July of 1863 in the little town of Gettysburg. I was looking forward to some personal time and sat back to watch. When the part of what is now referred to as “Pickett’s Charge” started playing, I suddenly felt an unaccountable sadness. Not because of identifying with the sad folly of that now infamous battle charge and the thousands of lives lost, but because somehow I knew I had been there–right in the actual battle! Like a video playing in my head, I saw myself on horseback, a young man, very blond hair, flowing mustache, and could feel my sword dangling from my side. I sensed a great urgency and anxiety about the battle about to begin and clairvoyantly saw myself galloping up and down a long line of foot soldiers shouting orders. As quickly as it replayed in my head, the vision was gone. Needless to say, I sat there for a few moments in a mild state of shock over what I had just seen. But for me, it wasn’t the first time I had spontaneously viewed one of my past lives.
Skeptics claim what people remember in past life regressions are probably false memories or “confabulation” (made up imagery). Quite the contrary, after conducting hundreds of past life sessions, the lifetimes people recall are exceedingly in depth and emotion packed. Some individuals even express sensing distinct smells, touching things, and what the weather was like in that particular experience. For others, the life recalled is a shock to find they are another gender or living in a place or time they never would have imagined.
There are many well-known authors today such as Dr. Bruce Goldberg and Dr. Brian Weiss who have done extensive research and written powerful books on the topic. Carol Bowman has written an eye-opening book on the subject of children and their past life memories. America’s ‘Sleeping Prophet’, Edgar Cayce, talked about past lives in his now famous Life Readings. He speaks of the many gifts and talents people can bring forward from past lifetimes, which, when remembered, can be put into practical and spiritual use today. According to Cayce, not only can past lives be uncovered, but future lifetimes revealed as well.
As Cayce contends, we are the sum total of all our past lives. Remembering who and where you have been before is not only interesting but also almost imperative to understand and heal your life. Furthermore, you will be able to see people you have been with before and heal relationships with greater understanding and compassion.
I believe everyone should try an experience some of their past lives. Why? Because you will better understand better the soul’s migration from lifetime to lifetime. You will have an illuminating understanding of the role karma plays and the transition between frequencies of the astral and etheric planes back into the three-dimensional world we know of here on earth. You may even come to know that this is not the only lifetime you will experience and that you have the opportunity to come back time and time again to perfect the soul essence.<?p>
For me, I now know why fireworks exploding right above my head frighten me. I now know they are reminiscent of the sound of artillery in battle. I now understand why I have lingered in front of grave sites of unidentified confederate soldiers unable to move away when visiting the South. And, beyond a shadow of a doubt, I know I will live again!
*Pickett’s Charge was an infantry assault ordered by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade’s Union positions on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863, the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Its futility was predicted by the charge’s commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, and it was arguably an avoidable mistake from which the Southern war effort never fully recovered psychologically. The farthest point reached by the attack has been referred to as the high-water mark of the Confederacy.
The charge is named after Maj. Gen. George Pickett, one of three Confederate generals who led the assault under Longstreet.