I warned her, that I would not send her to a past life in New Orleans right away, as I allow subconscious mind and Spirit Guides to choose the past lives they need to see, but we would eventually get into the issue - why she feels so connected to New Orleans, this would be after we see what she needs to see right away (usually traumatic lives or inspirational lives directly related to their current life situation.) But she went straight into a New Orleans past life in late 18th or early 19th century. When she "landed" in a past life, she was a young woman in her early 20s with red hair and light skin, wearing a beige dress, a choker and black gloves. She was on a cobblestone street lit by street lamps with natural fire. She felt very sad, but did not know why. I asked her to leave this scene and go all the way into a pleasant childhood scene in that life (it helps to ground a client in a past life and explore the life step by step from the childhood).
In the childhood scene she was about 10 years old, drawing with chalk on the stone floor in the yard, with her younger brother. We went inside her home and explored it, she could see her room with metal beds, and a closet with many dresses, the view from the window was beautiful - she could see the river with many sailboats on the river. She said the river was going into the sea. We saw her family at a dinner table, her dad worked on boats, and mom stayed at home. They were well to do, but no servants, mom had to do all the housework by herself. Her parents called her "Petite" - I thought it might be a family nickname, but in future scenes she also went by that name. I took her to a scene related to education (old lady teaching her French and math) and to a big party with a lot of people. (I love taking my clients to parties, it helps to get pleasant memories from a past life, but also check out important people of their own age - friends and romantic interests, and sometimes recognize their energy as close friends and family in this life) Her party was a carnival ball, she and everybody else were wearing masks, there was a band, men smoked, it was outside. She still was not sure where it is, but i already felt it might be New Orleans (it was confirmed later by her Guide). She found a dark skin girl, working at this party, who was her close friend and a young man she had a crush on, but he was not paying attention to her in this scene.
I send her to an important scene next - it was also a pleasant event, a wedding, where she was a guest. We did not understand first why it is important as it seemed like another fun party, and not her own wedding. But she felt like somebody is watching her - and it was the guy she had a crush on. They ended up getting drunk and sneaking out and kissing on the street...I asked her to go ahead in time and see what happened in this relationship? They were dating in secret, her parents did not know, but he got a job on a ship and left. She was waiting for him for 3 years, without getting any news. Finally she went to the house of her black girlfriend, there were a lot of pictures of symbols on the walls (Voodoo veves) and her friend gave her something to drink to get visions, and she saw her boyfriend dead in a dream, she knew now he will not come back. It took her another year to get over it, the initial scene was from that period.
In the next important event she was giving money to a prison guard to allow her brother to escape. He robbed somebody and got caught. He escaped, and both of them went on a sailboat to the Islands, it was very hot there, beach and palm trees, lots of black people (later her Guide said it was in the Bahamas). They settled down in a nice house with a garden, her brother pocketed a lot of money from the robbery. He was sailing on boats doing something illegal (contraband?), she did not approve, but did not have a choice as he was taking care of everything financially and had a lot of money. She met a friend of his, also in this business, a creole with darker skin, and they moved in together and she had 2 children with him. They eventually got married. They were arguing a lot as she did not approve of his criminal occupation, he was working with her brother, both had to kill people in their trade.
In the end - her husband stabbed her during the argument and killed her, he regretted this immediately, everybody was crying, kids were there, blood all over the place. Her spirit refused to leave right away, and stayed with the husband and kids for a while, trying to console them, but they could not hear her, so she left and went to a Place of Healing on a beautiful meadow with sunlight and flowers. I asked for Divine Healing and clearing all the pain and suffering from that life, leaving the experience and wisdom intact. She felt the presence of her Guide, who turned out to be her Grandmother in this life, and she was also her grandmother in Petite's life. The Guide helped her to make sense of that life, and to change her belief 'Love Hurts" she got in that life.
The Guide said that she is her main Spirit Guide and will help her to get answers. I asked about her anxiety - and it was from a past life in Middle Ages in France, when she was burned as a witch. (she knew about that life as she had a past life regression before, but there was no healing in that previous session, so we did the healing for the carryovers from that life. I also asked the Guide about Anita's life purpose - and it is to be a healer, and help people with herbs and teas, and oils. She has done it before, and was shown a past life in early 20th century when she had a store, selling herbs and oils somewhere in the Northern USA, very happy and productive life. We brought her talents and skills into present life. She was also shown her future in this life 3 years from now, when she moves to New Orleans and opens a New Age shop with oils, herbs, books and crystals in a quiet part of town. (any future shown in sessions is just a possibility, a beneficial timeline which can become a reality if the client makes choices to go with it, it is not set in stone, more of an inspiration). The Grandmother also helped her to remove blockage on her psychic abilities and communication with Guides, as her blocked herself from any spiritual connections after being burned as a witch, this happens often with psychics and healers, and needs to be addressed in sessions. We got exact instructions from the Guide how to communicate with her any time she wants, as now she will be able to do it while awake, but will need some practice.
After I was ready to close the session - Anita said - "there is somebody else here!". It turned out to be another past life personality who wanted to talk to her. It turned out this woman was a madam in a brothel in New Orleans, she was never a prostitute herself, but was working as a hostess, and saved enough money to open her own place. This was fun and happy life, and the woman wanted to tell Anita to be independent, strong, not pay attention to what others think and go for what she wants to achieve. As there was no traumatic events in this life, I let them hug and merge. We also went to some parties in that brothel to have a look at people, clothes, music of the red light district of the bygone era.
I love having sessions with visitors and locals who remember New Orleans past lives! But any past life regression session is not just for 'time travel tourism", I try to allow my clients to get fun memories, see buildings, clothes, food, listen to music, but it is also therapy, and our main goal is to heal and help the client in the very best was possible, and allow them to connect with their past life skills and talents, and achieve the most beneficial future in this life.