Do you ever feel out of place, or like you’re re-living the same situation? If so, you may be recalling past lives. Reincarnation is an intriguing spiritual idea that allows someone to have a second, or third, chance to correct the mistakes they made during their first life but, until recently, it wasn’t thought to be scientifically possible. Researchers have begun seriously considering the possibilities of past-life regression, and while there’s no solid proof that everyone is reincarnated, there are stories - and quite a bit of data - to back up the idea that some people are predisposed to remembering their past lives.
The most important step on the journey to remembering your past lives is to keep an open mind. Even if you’re skeptical about the concept of reincarnation, you should be accepting of the idea that there are a myriad of unexplainable phenomena in the universe. If you’ve always had the suspicion that you've been reborn but don't know how to tell if you've had a past life, this list walks you through all the ways that you can verify your previous incarnation. Even if you don’t think you lived a previous life, these tips on how to learn about your past self might unlock something in your brain.
Memories of your past life will likely pop up in your dreams. It's a good idea to keep a dream journal to record those memories, even if they're simply flashes, so you can piece together your previous self.
Past life experts agree that a record of your previous life exists within your mind, and that your dreams can be analyzed for clues. If you notice the same motifs popping up in your dreams over and over again, you may be uncovering hints to who you were in another life.
If you plan on taking your past life regression into your own hands, then you should develop your psychic abilities. How do you do that? The members of the Aetherius Society, an organization dedicated to the teachings of advanced extraterrestrial intelligences, believes you have to "practice selfless service to others," and engage in pursuits like yoga and dynamic prayer. Once you begin to hone your natural powers of intuition, you'll be able to recognize your own past lives.
According to IISIS, the Institute for the Integration of Science, Intuition and Spirit, many people share the same facial architecture with the people they've previously been. But it gets even more in-depth than that:
"For men, facial hair, such as beards and mustaches, can be maintained from one incarnation to another. Physical habits, such as postures and hand gestures, can also be consistent from lifetime to lifetime."
Their research hasn't shown how this is possible, but it's believed that the soul essentially projects its appearance onto a fetus.
If you're feeling lost in your quest to uncover your past lives, don't worry - you're not alone. Some therapists specialize in past life regression, and can assist you. Usually, this takes the form of guided hypnosis. If you would prefer not to see a hypnotherapist, you may be able to see another specialist instead; psychologists and psychiatrists sometimes have experience with past life counseling as well.
Carol Bowman, a past life specialist, suggests that the best way to learn about your past life (or lives) is to take part in past life hypnosis. Not only does past life hypnosis offer the possibility of answering the nagging questions about your life before your life, but it provides a "profound awareness that you are more than a physical body." By learning about your past lives through hypnosis, Bownman says that you allow yourself to be "aligned to a greater universal energy."