"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,.."
William Shakespeare from "As You Like It"
The idea of past lives, or future lives, in addition to our current one is a belief that is often termed reincarnation. The idea is that we are a soul that has an incarnation (physical existence) to learn certain spiritual "lessons". These lessons may be things such as tolerance, generosity, compassion etc. When we come back for more lessons we re-incarnate.
Many people in the west, as well as the east, believe in this idea. Some who have written on this subject and/or their belief in it are Benjamin Franklin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Ford, etc.
There are many ways people use to become aware of past existences that they have experienced. Some are :
- Psychic readings.
- Spirit assisted writing.
Is there any point in knowing some of one's past lives ? There are many reasons. Some are :
- To better know our spirit guides.
- To reduce soul memories such as altophobia, claustrophobia, hydrophobia etc.
- To learn from our past errors.
- To be more aware of what happens during death and preparing for re-birth.
- To be more aware of the between lives period.
- To better understand karmic situations.
- To remove psychic blocks etc.
Keep in mind that if you have someone tell you about your past lives they can make up some story that is total fiction. A way to help avoid this is to have past life recall yourself. If you don't know someone who can help you to "regress" then you should ask your Spirit Guides before going to sleep to show you the most important lives you have had relevant to now.
This way even if you don't recall your dreams you should have a much better idea if someone is telling you "correct" information or not. There are steps one should take to prepare for a past lives "regression" but we don't have enough space here to go into details.
The above is only a very quick summary of one of the things we discuss at our meetings/seminars. If you would like more details then you might consider attending one of our seminars. You might also like to look at our booklist to see books that deal with reincarnation.
Further reading :
Our page on "Karma".
"Akashic Records: Case Studies of Past Lives" - Lois J. Wetzel.
"Bringing Your Soul to Light: Healing Through Past Lives and the Time Between" - Dr. Linda Backman
"Christy's Journey" - Peter Watson Jenkins.
Books written by past life regressionist Dolores Cannon.
Books written about the Edgar Cayce readings.
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