News about plane crashes are terrible to hear, especially if you were a pilot like me in a past life

I find watching the nightly news quite depressing a lot of the time.  In fact it’s not just the nightly news, it’s the news in general.  I’d much rather do a skim online or of the newspaper so I’m not force fed content I don’t feel I need to see.  I can bite off as much as I want to chew before realizing I can no longer digest it.

One of my least favourite stories to see, not just because it’s a tragic event full stop, is a plane crash.  It screams in my head “SEE THEY DO BLOODY COME DOWN.  THINGS DO GO WRONG!”

You see for whatever reason, I have been a nervous flyer since day dot.  And I was only a tiny bit bigger than a dot when I first started flyer having a father that lived interstate.  So it’s incredibly annoying having been told your whole life “you’ll grow out of it dear” only to find you’re in a niche group. The group that hangs onto it, like Kevin Rudd with a grudge.

This latest plane crash disaster is another one of those moments that on top of the horror you imagine for the victims in it, you also shudder knowing my next trip up in the sky is going to be once again like the first time I saw Wolf Creek.  Unnecessarily hideous.

So my phobia is plane’s flying and another’s might be a fear of drowning?  Sometimes we just have those odd, unexplained ‘that’s my thing’ type of situations that just completely turn us into a trembling nutcase.

And when something as irrational as a fear of flying is taking over way too much of your thought space, given my more realistic issues of dying might be smoking or getting hit by a car, occasionally it’s time to consider an equally irrational cure and be equally irrational about sharing it here.

Something like perhaps, Past Life Therapy?

When at 38 and after another trip from Adelaide to my birth place of Melbourne, I was so rattled after 4 seconds of turbulence, convinced it was totally game over, and ready to vomit into the back of the person in front, I seriously said to myself “ok, I’m just going to have to start driving from state to state inside of flying, and I’m going to have to come to terms, I’ll never see another country again.”

Or, I could book myself in to have some Past Life Therapy and see what goes on with that? Which is what I did.  Now say what you like, but in I tottered to the therapy session, where the lady closed her eyes and tuned in to see what she was given.  For the record she said she was given flashes like a movie in her head, which represented images from my Past Life.  And sure enough, there I was in the cockpit of a plane trying to fly the thing through lightening and a shower of bullets.

She could feel that I was telling the couple of passengers sitting in the back that everything was going to be ok but in my heart I knew it wasn’t.

More and more images came to her and then she could feel and see the plane going down.  She felt I was the last one in that small old plane to die.  And I died with a lot of guilt.

The therapist explained to me that sometimes our phobias are issues dragged over from one lifetime to the next.  Around the age that we died in the past life of the issue, is the age that your phobia can go through the roof in this life and once that age passes, your fear too can subside.

So there you go, I was once a pilot, maybe even in the war.  How frustratingly typical though that I could carry over my intense fears of flying into this life, yet not a flicker of recognition when it comes to a sense of direction?

64 thoughts on “News about plane crashes are terrible to hear, especially if you were a pilot like me in a past life

  1. Name: Laraine.
    Email: bolar4@bigpond.com
    Comment: Fear of flying.
    Hi Amber,I too share your fear of flying I hate take offs,landing and don’t like it much in between actually,the slightest bit of turbulence and I break out in a sweat within seconds.
    Have your ever seen “Dave Allen on Airplanes”on you tube,as he always was, so spot on with his observations,have a look at it when you have 10 minutes to spare.Its very funny.
    Once coming home from visiting my daughter and kids in Sydney,it had been a particularly rough flight,blowing a very strong wind in Adelaide,came in with the wing bouncing up and down,this time I was by myself,the chap next to me grinned good naturedly when we had finally stopped and said “you can let go of my arm now”I didn’t even realize I had grabbed him.
    Poor devils taking off looking at that wreckage,its amazing only 2 people were killed isn’t it.
    Always love your column.
    Cheers.

  2. OH Laraine,

    I just laughed so loudly at that vision of you doing the panic grip as I have done so many times to that arm rest OR a friend, OR a boyfriend. I don’t know how I haven’t drawn blood on the poor buggers. And that sweat???!!! Oh I know that sweat. It’s like this instant film of moisture that immediately covers me from waist up as soon as that first tiny bump happens. Honestly, I go so crazy…………..The only people that truly know how that feels is those that have been in our sort of panic……….. You know as nutty as my column sounds, I have actually been better since that Past LIfe Therapy session.

    Anyway thanks for writing. Hope I don’t see you in the next seat on my next plane trip. hahahah LOOK OUT

  3. You’ve touched off something in me about past lives as I have explored this notion a couple of times in the past and am currently researching more about the phenomenon presently.

    I have long been fascinated by the movie “The Elephant Man” – ever since I was a child. In the beginning, I had a a great fear of it but over time, I developed a curiosity, then a full blown fascination with both his story and more broadly that period of the late 19th century in which he lived. You could say that I now experience something of a gut reaction to that period and I can’t but entertain the possibility that I might have lived a past life in Victorian England. Given that my profession/s today involves medicine and writing, I also wonder whether who I was previously was involved in either of those fields.

    As to the notions of fears, I don’t count flying among them but I do understand that kind of gut reaction you have to them.

    Once again Amber, great piece.

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  5. Hi Trish,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Your company sounds very interesting. I’m currently in Melbourne these days. My fear is in check these days, I think after I saw the Past Life Therapist. As much as I thought I better make light of it, I hoped that some who have open minds would be curious, so if you don’t mind, I’ll post your email and details on my blog so those that are interested can see who you are and how to contact you.

    Thanks again!

    Regards
    Amber

  6. Dean I totally know what you mean about that gut reaction and curiosity of ‘was I there or what’s going on?’ I have it whenever I hear something about witches being burned hundreds of years ago, but more specifically in terms of a person, I have had some very weird pulls to Eva Peron and Argentina so I wonder did I know her? Did I live there in her time? Was I her? It’s weird and wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

    Your story is fascinating! I wonder……

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