More and more often I see clients who ask me to help them to access the interlife state (also known as the life between life state).
When we undertake a past life regression we normally investigate the most important facts of that life and then we are led to the moment of our death and to the minutes just after it, when the soul detaches from the body, becoming free again, and assesses the life which has just terminated. Normally even people who are regressed for the first time are able to reach this point and gain much peace from it.
I would like to stress the crucial importance of this stage if we want our regression to be more than a mere excursion to satisfy some mundane curiosity.
The Interlife state is the state where we exist when we are not incarnated: we analyse and assess our previous life and at the same time we design our next step on the ladder of our spiritual evolution, drafting the blueprint of our next incarnated existence. This, in itself, can give us great insights into our spiritual path and our life-plan in this present life. We can see wrong choices of the past, how they affected the following events, and learn from our past mistakes. Much spiritual healing can ensue from it, from acknowledging and “forgiving” those past mistakes, to letting them go and setting ourselves free from their influence. When we are in this state, a skilled therapist can also guide us into a Spiritual Beings Meditation and access a type of wisdom which is beyond our reach in the rational state of our everyday life. The exploration is highly symbolic and everyone can see their spiritual helpers in the guise suggested by their own religious beliefs.
However, after the revision of the first moments following the detachment from the physical body, it is possible to investigate what the soul does in the spiritual dimension. It’s a busy time for the soul: first of all it recovers from the traumas suffered in its last incarnation and re-examines the experiences gained. During this period (also known as Bardo state) the soul meets with its soul-family, represented by souls very close to it and with whom it has probably incarnated many times to interact and learn lessons together. Sometimes a client describes a visit to the Akashic Records, where all the knowledge of the universe is stored. Finally the soul drafts the blueprint for its next life, sets goals and makes the appropriate arrangements about how to achieve these goals with those souls who will have a relevant role in it.
Some people might object that all information coming from the spiritual world is somehow dated, closely reflecting the beliefs and culture of the person channelling the information at the time. This argument is often used to dismiss the entire subject as a pure invention of the psychic’s mind. I believe that the truth is quite different. We are here on earth to pass tests. The spirit world can give us help but we must not fool ourselves: no-one will ever pass us the exam papers with the right answers already written on them. If they did, it would be useless for us to incarnate.
The Otherworld is a very complex reality, much more complex than our physical minds can ever hope to grasp. When we contact spiritual beings they may give us hints but they are always very careful to keep them within the boundaries of our beliefs and cultural limits. They can nudge us towards the right doors, but they will never open them for us. It’s our task to open them and go beyond; no-one else can do it for us. This is why the messages humans have received through the centuries seem to progress at our own pace, even if slightly ahead of us.
Life between life investigations lack perhaps the charm and local colour (and strong emotions) that past life recollections normally have, but they are far more important and meaningful, especially for those on a spiritual path. Through these investigations we can really gain a deeper understanding of our purpose on this earth, and the experience can be so overwhelming that it might really bring permanent changes for the better to our everyday life and speed up our evolution.
People who fear death will also find this type of investigation most fulfilling and find themselves able to radically change their attitude towards physical death. Interlife explorations will throw a completely new light on it, showing it to be a simple ritual of passage.
Even if some of us are not able to reach the Interlife at the first attempt, it is certainly a goal worth aiming for.
© Renata Bartoli 2009

Author's Bio: 

I have a solid academic background with more than 20 scholarly publications to my credit. I have nearly 40 years’ experience in helping teenagers and adults to improve their lives and solve their problems (gained teaching in Colleges and in Adult Education in several different countries), which I combine with the expertise I have obtained from my lifelong studies of Reincarnation and Spirituality.
I began practicing hypnotherapy in Italy in 1994, and since I moved to the UK I have gained several formal British and American qualifications in Hypnotherapy and Counselling.
I am now the director of my own successful private practice in North Harrow, At The Apple Tree Hypnotherapy. Footprints from the Past is our specialised branch dedicated to Regression work and other holistic techniques.
We specialise in Advanced Past Life Regression Techniques, Stop-Smoking and Weight-Management Therapy as well as Grief and Bereavement Counselling. We have also created a very powerful new technique called Interactive Inner World Therapy, exclusively practised At The Apple Tree, which combines various techniques in a new blend of therapy that yields excellent results for many and varied conditions both physical and emotional (see our website for a complete list of the therapies and techniques available). We actively update our expertise on an ongoing basis and we are fully insured and bound by a strict code of conduct. Confidentiality is assured at all times.
As a practice we endeavour to provide support and guidance (via email and telephone) after a client has left our premises for as long as it benefits them. Our objective is always to provide a high quality bespoke service to those who put their trust in us, which is why we work only with a limited number of clients at any one time.
All our scripts are personalised, and our clients can be assured that they are created specifically for them and perfectly tailored to their problem and the causes that created it. We are all unique individuals with unique needs and unique solutions, and we know that having the same problem doesn’t mean that we can solve it in the same way. At The Apple Tree we shall help our clients' Subconscious to unleash their full potential.
All therapies are offered in ENGLISH and ITALIAN. Telephone sessions are available worldwide via Skype or conventional telephone connection.

I run LOW-COST WORKSHOPS on SELF-HYPNOSIS and PAST-LIFE REGRESSION (see our websites: www.footprintsfromthepast.co.uk and www.the-apple-tree.co.uk).