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How I connected for a past life reading with Lena
Past life readings can be so informative. However, some people are making the most of their present lives as well. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of running across Lena Rodriguez’s channel on YouTube, I suggest you carve out an hour or two to indulge yourself.
I first ran across Lena when I started indulging in political Tarot readers during the dark reign of the 45th US president and laughed out loud at her wonderful digressions into common sense when it often seemed like the whole USA had fallen into a rabbit hole and gone mad. This delightful and irreverent Aussie seems to be helping to pull us back out.
Past life readings are not the subject of her youTube channel; there she does scarily accurate Tarot reading and insightful content about world news and American Politics.
Since Lena herself could relate to a would-be authoritarian strongman from her youth in Queensland which at the time was really a frontier state, she began a youtube channel so she could continue to operate in polite society but have a semi-private place to RANT. We all do what we must to take care of ourselves in the Reign of the orange Yeti.
Political Tarot is a relatively new phenomenon but it is a fun way to learn your cards and get pretty quick feedback on your narratives. I have a few people I follow and trust and love that everyone online has different cards and different experiences that they bring to the interpretations and the community of online readers seems pretty well grounded and empathetic.
But, quite honestly, the election is over. I am just a little fatigued with news and politics. I am active and engaged but just a little sick of the political drama.
At the same time am feeling a little cabin feverish and would love to get out and have a road trip to New Orleans and have a nice cup of Gumbo, a cold bottle of Abita, and have a reading in Jackson square, then take a walk through an art gallery.
But since I can’t live that 3D reality yet I decided to have some fun via Skype and contacted Lena for a past life reading.
Her process is amazing! I love my tarot cards and using my intuition but what a relief it was to not be trying to look around the next corner. Getting a past life reading was more like trying to find the moral in the story that someone was telling you before tucking you safe in your bed.
I am a Reiki Master and a pretty good hands-on healer and have meditated to see my own or other people’s past lives before.
I know they are powerful stories that can heal us if we let them, but I don’t really know if they are soul stories or collective memory stories, or fairy tales we agree to as a tribe.
But, I do know I like them. I find them helpful for insight and meditation. Not to mention, I had an awesome time watching Lena work with her tools and her intuition.
The 1st Past life reading
When Lena read my past lives she uncovered 3 past lives with very different narratives. however, they had some very similar themes and throughlines.
Lena works with Skype. This is great because I was able to record the session. Now I am working with them in meditation to see If I can connect emotionally with these past lives. I am also doing some historical research on the details she shared.
Initially, Lena uses a pendulum to narrow down to a past life’s birth year. I asked if I had any past life connection to Costa Rica and her intuitive answer came back no, but near there.
She then used the pendulum to narrow down by century, the decade, then an individual year, and when the date of birth for that life was.
The first past life birth year she Identified was 1679 and she felt like it was in the Carolina or the Southern Coast of the United States.
According to Lena, I started life as a Butcher’s apprentice and specifically killed a lot of hogs and I HATED it.
It was unusual for the time but I just dreamed of bigger things for myself and was not satisfied to just plod along with the future my parents had planned for me.
(Oooo lots of parallels to this life already. Including the fact that while I love hogs I avoid eating pork if possible, it makes me feel guilty, they are just so cute.)
Not to mention the whole not living up to career expectations… that was a big issue in this life too.
Fortunately for me; at the time, the golden age of piracy was just beginning to dawn.
In those days It was ridiculously easy to get a job aboard a ship. In fact, this was a time of impression. Impression was the act of capturing men and forcing them to work on Navy ships. American colonists were always fair game.
In fact, an impression was one of the practices that later contributed to the unrest that led to the American Revolution.
Conditions aboard those Navy ships were brutal and the work was never-ending. The danger of life at sea was very real.
I know a thing or two about this period because I served in the Navy in this life and studied naval history.
I would bet that past life started in the Navy and led to a very bad experience because the first captain was identified with the 5 of Swords. Which is usually identified as the card of winning at all costs.
The 5 of swords often show people walking away from the victor, who holds multiple swords of the dead. He is seen gathering the plunder from the battle but his compatriots are splitting up and walking away dispiritedly.
So Lena felt this indicated my first captain came across as pretty vicious and a hard taskmaster.
She felt like I jumped that ship and got introduced to the very egalitarian world of Pirates. While pirating was still dangerous, it was much more democratic and they were known to take on slaves, escaped Irish, and even the occasional woman.
I have to say that feels very right to my Aquarian soul.
In fact, according to a genealogical site that is researching the family history of pirates there is archeological evidence that pirates were not only developing rudimentary democracy with checks and balances (A captain was elected by vote of the crew and the quartermaster could step in and check the captain’s power if things were being divided unfairly.
Pirates also had socialized Medicine.
‘Many groups of pirates shared in whatever they seized; pirates injured in battle might be afforded special compensation similar to medical or disability insurance. There are contemporary records that many pirates placed a portion of any captured money into a central fund that was used to compensate for the injuries sustained by the crew. Lists show standardized payments of 600 pieces of eight ($156,000 in modern currency) for the loss of a leg down to 100 pieces ($26,800) for the loss of an eye. Often all of these terms were agreed upon and written down by the pirates, but these articles could also be used as incriminating proof that they were outlaws.’
Then came the hermit card and it showed that I had a chance to educate myself and probably learned cartography or navigation and that I was always handy with a sword. (Pig butchering would be a great primary education for a swordsman.)
A king of sword and page of swords both showed up in the reading and Lena described me as the Errol Flynn or Johnny Depp of the Boat.
Ha, I remember my grandmother swooning over Errol Flynn in the old black and white moves they played in the afternoon before my grandfather came home. What a lovely memory.
If I was educating myself it was probably in the hopes of becoming the quartermaster or Captain of my own ship.
But then the tower card falls. Lena felt like this was a raid gone wrong and my own ship was burned.
Next, the magician card comes up and I seek guidance. The soothsayer or attorney I consulted told me to get in a partnership or take the deal.
This could have been a personal business deal or it was in the time period when pardons were being given to Caribbean pirates to cool the situation down.
But I flip over the 4 of cups and try to do the deal on my own.
And just like in this life the seven os swords pops up and someone I trusted on land to take care of my business absconds in the middle of the night with my money.
It causes me great anxiety and I get the 3 wands that depict a man considering the globe, making plans, and gazing out at a bay.
I’m thinking I took one last raid well-considered prize.
Because in the midst of all the stress; divine intervention shows up and Ace of coins hands me money from heaven, or I score a fat raid that helps me settle all my debts.
And the sun comes out in the cards and there is joy again.
Joy is followed by the strength card and when I gaze at the angel who is marshaling her beastly nature, I can’t help but notice those blue mountains in the background and wonder if my former self may have finally settled near the blue mountains of Jamaica and learned to live a prosperous life without a sword.
The hermit kept showing up, perhaps he put pen to paper or worked in the printing trade, which would be a nice past life reading parallel to this life…
Private or Past Life Readings
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