We uncovered a lifetime as a strong, young male slave on a cotton plantation in the early 1800s. He was incensed by the mistreatment and sexual abuse of the female slaves by the plantation owner. When a young slave became pregnant by the owner’s son, our young man attacked the abuser and was, of course, killed himself.
We went back further to see what may have set this situation up, and discovered a lifetime as an indigenous Briton man in early Britannia (England and Ireland now) under Roman rule. Again he experienced outrage by the abuses of the over-lords and particularly how they were destroying the rights of women. It was a matrilineal society where land and identity was passed down through the female line, and the Romans were wiping out property rights. The Britons, including the client’s prior self, were massacred in the rebellion of the Celtic Queen Boudicca against the Romans.
We then investigated why this individual was repeatedly losing his life in the struggle for freedom and justice. We uncovered an activating lifetime where he was on the other side of the fence, as a French aristocrat who used and abused women at his will because of his position of wealth and power. (A note of poetic justice, that personality died of syphilis.) It appeared that French lifetime set up the need to experience the role of being powerless and having to fight for basic human rights in order to gain compassion and understanding of the damage he had done.
In our processing after exploring the past lifetimes, we noted that this client was still involved in the fight against injustice, but in this life was able to do so through writing and activism that would not lead to actually losing his life. He no longer needed to die for the cause, and observed that 'the old woman who lives a long life to tell her story probably has more influence than the young man who dies young in a impossible fight.'
It was also interesting to note that this client had been born female in this lifetime, but underwent transgender surgery. I could see how this could have been related to both the abuse of women he saw in his prior lifetimes, and the strong identification with being male in these past lives.