I am frequently asked this. People can experience them in different ways, but for me personally, this is how I experience them…

You know those moments when you step into total present awareness? It’s those times when you step into the right here, right now, and become so focused on what’s happening around you that it imprints that moment into your memory permanently? Whenever you wish to, you can recall that memory with absolute clarity, and nothing about your recall of it ever changes…

Well… a couple of weeks ago I sat in my garden and consciously focused on bringing myself into that place of pure present awareness. I saw – I mean really saw – the plants around me, the texture of the leaves, the way they swayed in the breeze, I could hear the birds chirping and a bird swooped overhead. I was aware of so much detail, and certainly much more than at other times when I have sat in that same garden chair and allowed my mind to wander. I was not fully present during those other times, and therefore don’t have much recall of them.

I’ve had many memories of pure present awareness throughout my life. I can recall specific childhood and adult memories with absolute clarity. However, I don’t recall everything else that happened on those particular days. I only have clarity about everything contained within those moments when I am fully present in the now.

In the same way, I don’t remember what happened during the remainder of the day I sat in the garden. Did I go to the gym that morning? I don’t know. What did I have for dinner that evening? I don’t know. All I do know with absolute clarity is that I sat in my garden for a few minutes and merged with everything around me in a state of pure conscious awareness. As a result, I can be right back there in that moment, simply by accessing that memory. Doing so brings a flood of everything contained within those moments… I can access everything, including how I felt emotionally and physically.

I believe it’s these moments that remain imprinted on our soul, and carry through from lifetime to lifetime, waiting to be remembered…

Nothing about those memories change when I recall them at a later time. So those moments, for me personally, are ‘complete’ snippets of time… they don’t only contain information on where I was, what I was wearing, and who I was with, they also contain information on how I was feeling, what I was thinking… they are an all encompassing experience of that exact moment in time. And there is something about being fully in the present moment that makes it so different to the countless days we can spend thinking about the past or the future, while life passes by…

For me, past life memories are exactly the same. They are complete snippets of time that I can remember with absolute clarity. I can be there in that moment again in an instant. Except I am in another body, sometimes another gender, in another time, another culture… but my consciousness remains the same – I am still me.

Scotland in particular has held so many past life memories for me. I have walked this land and known without any shadow of a doubt that I have been in a particular place before. I experience flashback moments, like deja vu, where just for a couple of seconds I flash back into my previous life here. I’m walking on the same ground, but in a different body, a different time. My surroundings are different, even though I’m in the same place. In that moment I know who I am, what I am wearing, and most profoundly, I know how I felt emotionally at the time I am recalling. I get a sense of my entire self – my life, my levels of happiness, my family, who I am and what I stand for. These moments last just a few seconds, though I have had one last for 15 minutes which was somewhat surreal. The clarity they contain is incredible, and they feel exactly the same as crystal clear memories from this lifetime. In fact they feel so real, that it’s difficult to differentiate that they are even from a different lifetime. They simply feel like experiences of my soul along the same timeline.

I have many past life memories. My first came to me with incredible clarity at the age of nine. Those memories are still exactly as they were back then. Since then, I have remembered many other lives too. The most profound for me was my past life right here in Scotland. So deep was the calling for me to come back that it was to determine how this lifetime was to unfold for me too. You can read about my past life story in Scotland here.

Do you feel a deep spiritual connection to Scotland too? Would you like to explore this?… because I am passionate about helping you do exactly that.

I can offer you a Past Life Regression session over Skype or facebook private video wherever you are in the world. For more information on my Past Life Regression sessions, and to listen to a free 20 minute audio to get a feel for what a session with me would be like please click here. 

Or, you could come to Scotland…  and we can explore your past life memories and Scotland combined on your own Outlander: The Past Life Experience tour. Click here for full details. These are catered to you personally, and they’re not simply a tour experience. They are an experience of Scotland and of your spiritual connection to Scotland… trust me, I know how that feels. You can come alone, or you can experience it with your friends… either way, it’s the very reason we created the whole Outlander Past Lives Experience.

You are also most welcome to download my free Past Life Clues Workbook, which will help you begin to join the dots.

10 Responses

  • Zaria

    Hello Diane,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I can totally relate to your words as it reminds me the first past life
    regressions I had since I was a child. The environment around me started shifting and everything looked very
    vibrant as the images slowly changed to another era or even dimension. It felt as if time stopped and all that
    mattered was the experience itself and the lesson I had to learn from these visions. I may not feel connected to Scotland but I definitely feel a deep connection when it comes to Japan, Greece and Egypt.

    It was a pleasure connecting with you today! Wishing you all the best!


    • Thank you so much for sharing Zaria. It’s been lovely to connect with you too. Di x

  • Patty Bissels

    Good after noon Diane,

    How lucky you are that you can clearly remember things that way! I also have the strong feeling that my roots lie in Scotland. Last year i went with my sister to Edinburgh and i felt totally at home there, when i heard bagpipes i could feel my spirit being lifted and wanted to move to the sound. The first time i heard bagpipe music was at the end of a movie with Kevin Costner (haha for real!) and that sound brought tears to my eyes. But the time that i had felt a deep connection with Scotland was when i startend watching the tv series Outlander, the moment i saw and heard the first Scotsman from the year 1743 i felt a chill go up my spine and kept having a tremblings through my whole body. Ever since that moment 2 months ago i can’t get it out of my head. It kind of feels like being home sick, i have the feeling i’m missing the people and the surroundings from that time. I even could understand some words of the Gaelic they where speaking. It’s so nice to be able to feel such feelings.
    Thank you for sharing your stories! It helps alot.
    Lots of love
    Patty Bissels

    • That is really lovely Patty. Thank you so much for sharing your story too. I understand how you feel. xx

  • Cheryl Merrell

    Hi Dianne. I accidentally fell across your website when searching (broadly?) for seminars on Scottish history, in Inverness. (I live in Central Kentucky, born and raised).

    So, I was almost brought to tears when you mentioned you cried when you left Scotland for the first time. I did too a few years ago. I have never gotten over that feeling. I never thought about my emotional attachment to Scotland coming from a past life. I will have to ponder that. And, by the way, on the drive from Glasgow to Beauly, the bracken was so vibrant I thought it would sing.

    I just finished reading Magnus Magnuson’s, Scotland and was so deeply deeply saddened reading about the uprisings, specifically the Battle at Colloden. I can’t shake that feeling of profound loss.

    Hopefully I will be back soon. If so, I will give you a ring. Much to be learned. Thanks, Chery

  • Jessica Wornica

    The first time I was fortunate enough to visit Scotland was in 2000. I just fell in love with the country and the people. I cried on the bus on the way back to the airport. My second trip was in 2014 and I had an “experience “ in Glasgow Cathedral as I rested one of my hands on a pillar. As it turns out, my DNA results said I have connections to Glasgow as well as the Highlands. I feel like I belong there. I would love to move my family over there.

  • jade

    hi i’m not sure if i’m experiencing the same thing or not. all my life i’ve been experiencing these feelings when i’m around certain sounds, songs, places, movies or stuff like that. and it doesn’t feel like déjà vu. it’s more than that. i get the common déjà vu, but never to this level. it’s like i have these memories and feelings that i know i’ve never experienced them. it’s so hard to explain. and it wasn’t me experiencing them, it feels like it was someone else. the time period for all of these memories seems to be around 1990-the early 2000s. it’s just when i feel that all of these memories toke place. which was pretty much before i was born. is this similar or do you have any idea what i could be experiencing?

    • Hi Jade, thank you for connecting with us through our website. I can very much relate to what you have written.

      I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist and can offer you a past life regression session to help you explore your past lives. The service I offer is to guide you into a deeply enough relaxed state, and then through the past life regression itself, so that you are able to access the memories held deep in your subconscious. I guide people through around 3 of their past lives during one session, and the session lasts around 1 hour, 45 minutes, after which we take a short 10 minute break, then get together again to talk through your experience. You would need to put aside a minimum of 2 hours uninterrupted time for a session, and you will remember it all afterwards too (it’s nothing like stage hypnosis – instead, on a past life regression, you and I will be talking with one another once you are deeply enough relaxed). I also write down all your answers as you answer them, photograph those pages and email them to you after the session so that you have a complete record of all you said.

      The session is held over Zoom, which has allowed me to hold many sessions worldwide, particularly over the last two years when face to face sessions haven’t been possible. They have been a resounding success over Zoom, often more so than face to face, as people feel even more relaxed in their own home environment. So this is something I will continue even after life returns to normal.

      I’ve created a page on my website which addresses the most frequently asked questions – https://outlanderpastlives.com/past-life-regression/

      The website page also details the price and there is also a free 20 minute guided meditation on there so you can get a taste of what a session with me would be like (the recording is a guided relaxation and not a past life regression). I would ask you to listen to this to assess how deeply you feel you can relax before booking with me. You only need to press the play button.

      So please do let me know if you’d like to proceed.
      With warmest regards,
      Di Nicholson

  • I keep on having these weird daydreams but I know there is more to it. I remember being in like a train station area and I remembered what the place looked like. Just recently I was looking through my old family history and I came across a photo of a train station that looked just like the one I had that weird daydream about. I knew I had been there before cause I had this strange gut feeling.

  • Jon Park

    Interestingly enough I’ve had a number of misplaced memories, reoccurring dreams of certain landscapes and era’s, and many many moments of deja vu, since as far back as I can remember, also music, smells and movies take me back to distant time and places I feel like I’ve been before. ironically I’m from Scotland originally and don’t feel as strong of a connection to it as other countries and cultures I have visited. To this day I haven’t shared these experiences, I guess I want to put the pieces of puzzle together, I’ve been thinking about past life regressions recently. It would be an interesting to experience it for the first time though.


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