What’s the difference between a past-life fear and a past-life phobia, and why does that matter?
To put it simply, a past life fear stems from an unplanned event or events that take place in a previous incarnation, and that were extreme enough to throw you off your life plan. Past-life phobias are directly related to a traumatic death from a previous lifetime.
You may have both, but they’ll show up in different ways in your current life.
Say you have a past life in which you’re accused of sorcery, and then put on trial. Such a terrifying experience will create fears that will inevitably turn up in later incarnations.
One of them will be a fear of authority. In this life, your soul will be mistrustful of people in authority, such as superiors at work, men in uniforms, or even the government.
If your trial ends up with you being sentenced to hang, that traumatic death will result in a past-life phobia—most likely one of judgment.
In this life, a phobia of judgment will show up as a heightened concern about what people might say or think of you. More commonly, the phobia will result in a fear of public speaking or stage fright.
Anytime you find yourself being judged, your soul will be instantly taken back to the time of your trial and execution. Fearing (quite irrationally) a repetition of events, it creates a fight-or-flight response to get you out of the situation.
At a minimum, your soul’s irrational response can be an inconvenience. But more often than not, it’s an extreme hindrance.
And if your past-life fears and/or phobias wind up getting in the way of your current life plan, your soul may get thrown off its life plan once again—and so the vicious cycle continues.
This is just one example of the many reasons why past-life healing work is so important.
And exploring the difference between past-life fears vs past-life phobias is just one example of the many exciting topics we explore in detail each month in my SoulWorld Community membership program.
Very interesting article Ainslie. There are a few things that strike such an irrational fear in me that it almost causes a panic attack. For example, every time I visit a dam or canal, or large water works of some kind, I get very nervous. I’m quite sure I drowned in a previous live around some such feature. I appreciate all the effort you go to to share your wisdom–and that of your guides–with us on a regular basis. It is a privilege to know you.
The trigger is whatever reminds your soul of the death. Often with a past-life drowning, there’s an extreme discomfort with deep, dark water, or not being able to see beneath the surface. It’s the memory of going down into darkness. Something to work on!
Hi my name is dalal. I have this weird fear. Of tiny black holes lots of them. I could look at anything and if i see lots of little circles or holes in anything ill just start thinking about mud and tiny lil holes in the mud . Kind like the holes ants make. But im not fussed about ants just the tint holes its freaks me out for some odd reason and i dont know why? Any thoughts?
Sounds like a past-life problem, and you might want to consider exploring what happened.
Really great article by the way. Very interesting way into looking at these fears that it might actually make sense.
I am afraid of of height and deep water both . So what can be the reason.
Past life problems. Heights is often a fall from a horse or something similar. Deep water is having gone down with a ship. Two of the most common fears or phobias I find.
For no reason, I have always had fear of snakes. Anything related to snakes, such as patterns on a fabric or a bag, or even the word “snake” makes me feel scared. I have no idea where this phobia has come from.