I have had a few past life regressions now. Even though my experiences resonate with me, I still have doubts as to whether they are actually past lives I had, or just symbols of current life challenges. Regardless, I believe that having a past life regression is helpful, even if just to symbolically become aware of, understand, and clear current issues - especially recurring life lessons.
If it is true, I have had past lives as a fish on another planet, I was a Crystal Architect in Atlantis (at the end of Atlantis), a not very nice male thousands of years ago, and I had a couple of lives as a poor female in Europe (once by myself) prior to this life.
The following is what I experienced during my most recent past life regression, which was a group past life regression. At the beginning, we were taken up through our chakras at which point, my late Aunt came and helped me to understand an energy block I have in my throat chakra. I even started to cough, which I tried not to do because I was in a group. I was told that there is a block in my throat because I was denying who I truly was. There was a shoe in my throat which represented to me how awkward I felt about myself. I was told to turn it into a blue rose and "know my greatness". At the time, I thought this was just a side message for me.
As the regression began, I started to see two past lives at the same time, which was new to me. The first life was the most vivid. I looked down and saw simple leather sandals on male feet. I was wearing loose beige clothes/robes, I had a cane, had a long, grey beard, and I was holding a feather quill (which was apparently not used until 6th century A.D.). I was very tired and was sitting in a kitchen chair in a simple building. I saw my grandson and my daughter (now my best friend) gave me some meat and some pita type bread and was telling me to "eat Father!" in what I think was Greek. I felt I was in Greece or Italy by the ocean on perhaps an olive farm. I asked what my name was and got Pythagoras and the timing was a few hundred years B.C.
As a side note, I had an akashic record reading recently which said I was here to finish what I started in Greece, so part of me wonders if I created this story. I was not very familiar with Pythagoras other than his famous hypotenuse formula. However, I was intrigued to discover that he was a mystic when I researched him after my regression. He also lived in Italy for the later part of his life.
I do have an affinity for Italy and the Italian language. When I visited Italy in 2002, I felt like I was going home. The parallel life I saw was of Leonardo da Vinci in the 1500s in Italy. I felt like I died in that life from Tuberculosis (I was coughing blood). It is unknown what caused Leonardo da Vinci's death.
I admired Leonardo da Vinci growing up so I again wondered if I was making it up. However, I also discovered that Leonardo studied sacred geometry.
Apparently in these two past lives and in my current life, there is a reluctance to teach others and I am worried about what others will think. In my research, the followers of Pythagoras were all killed and Leonardo belonged to a secret society.
At the end, I gave a blue rose to myself in all three lives representing confidence in myself and to have faith in the positive impact I can have on others.
I have attempted to validate the above and received another past life in Greece in the 1600's as a very religious female who could not have children but had psychic visions. Also, I was likely a monk in a past life which also resonates with me. As far as I understand, the purpose of monks is to hold the energy/light for a community.
I asked a close friend who is a psychic medium and she got that I am able to fragment my soul three ways. I believe that everyone at least leaves one part of their soul behind when they incarnate, but apparently, I can split my soul into three fragments. This actually did not surprise me because I had a dream as a child of a parallel life of an older girl that lasted for about a year. There are certainly times when I wish I brought more soul energy with me into this life.
What my friend said was that I was not Pythagoras or Leonardo da Vinci directly, but I experienced their lives as a soul fragment - almost like a channelled being that was a part of those individuals. This is why I had doubts about being those people because I was only a part of them. I suppose it would be like me being part of that other girl's life in my dream as a child.
In the end, it does not really matter if I was Pythagoras or Da Vinci. The message (which applies to everyone) is that I have a lot of potential and I should not underestimate myself.
If you are having trouble believing in past lives and soul fragments, I recommend reading, "Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives", by Michael Newton.