In our effort to explain the nature and workings of the world, we must explain these cases of well-documented past-life memories in children with no other way of having acquired the memories.
Scientific research of past-life memories is focused on young children, typically age 3-7, who spontaneously report that they have another family or formerly lived somewhere else, or who describe details of events that have not taken place in their current lives, yet can sometimes be proven to have occurred many years before their birth.
Researchers meticulously search historical records and family connections to compare reports to actual events, applying strict discernment as to how and from whom the data are collected, in order to eliminate the possibility of fraud. The Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia has assembled mored than 2,500 such cases.
Some cases have specifically identified the previous personality the child claims to have been. Some children display curious behaviors or exceptional abilities; others name specific locations or recognize former family members.
More than 200 cases have been documented where birthmarks or abnormalities correspond to usually fatal wounds, such as where a bullet or knife entered the body, that occurred in the previous lifetime. The memory of such a trauma, or cause of death, somehow seems to affect the physical body.
Remarkably, many children report that they chose their parents and sometimes witnessed family events that took place prior to entering their mother’s womb. These reports add up to an impressive database of findings that beg our acceptance and invite us to dive even deeper into their scientific study.
If you have permission to speak to a young child, ask him or her, “Where were you before you were here?” Do not ask leading questions or apply any pressure. Have no expectations and positively accept any answer they may provide.
Return to Life by Jim Tucker
Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at University of Virginia
Soul Survivor by Bruce and Andrea Leininger
The Boy Who Knew too Much by Cathy Byrd
After a past life regression about 30 years ago, I realized why I always had a love-hate relationship with playing the piano. I am a singer/songwriter and played the violin very proficiently when I was younger but I just could not play the piano very well even though my fingers felt the urge to do so. It turns out that I was a piano teacher a few lifetimes ago and I molested some of my students for which I was punished by the chopping off of my hands which is probably what led to my death in that lifetime. When I came to after that regression, both of my arms were aching just above my wrists, and this went on for many days. A few years after that regression I was at an event where a young woman whom I had never seen before (and have not seen since) who was learning how to feel the energy of people walked into the room and came over to me and asked to read my energy. What she picked up on was that my hands had been amputated at the exact area where I had felt that pain a few years earlier even she did not know why I had suffered that fate, but I knew.this was confirmation of what had been revealed to me in that regression several years earlier. I no longer have access to a piano but I suspect that now I will be able to play much more proficiently than I did when I was a child.
In my next regression, I was taken back to my last previous lifetime where I was a singer during World War II and was killed by the Nazis. It is interesting that even though in my present incarnation I was born in the 1950’s but the musical era that I resonant most with is the 1940’s. When I began my singing career, most of the songs I performed were from that time period. I always knew that I had been alive back then even before that regression.
By the way, I, too, naturally tend to eat one food at a time, usually salad or vegetables first, or eat mono meals or just a single type of fruit (which I eat separately from meals). I also was teased for doing this when I was growing up and still get strange looks from others that I am dining with although I now know that this is better for digestion.
One last thing I will say is that we should be less judgmental and more tolerant of others because most of us don’t know who we have been and what we have done in previous lifetimes.
If earth is the only planet that has linear time and all exists at the same time, can we access future lives as well as past lives?
Great question! Yes, there are those who have accessed future lives, although these are much more challenging to “prove” since they have not yet occurred in linear time.
Thinking about all the things I could say about past life memories and how they affect the present day, there’s just too much! I’ll give a brief synopsis and I welcome anyone who is interested parties to visit my page to learn more! (www.bravohealing.com)
Ever since I was a child, I endured a number of rare, idiopathic (cause-unknown), autoimmune, and chronic diseases that no physician could make sense of, let alone heal. I remember when I was 10, I was told that my malfunctioning kidneys might never heal and that I might end up needing a transplant and not have a lifespan as long as everyone else. Fast forward 10 years when I was studying at Harvard and I was quarantined because they thought I might have Ebola (of the 2015 pandemic) – as an example of the bizarre nature and pathological severity of the conditions that hit me. I exhausted my answers in the world of western medicine and I read the books of Dr. Brian Weiss (Many Lives, Many Masters in particular) and many other reincarnation researchers (ex. the Dept. of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has been studying this for 50 years). Long story short, I ended up doing my first past life regression and vividly recalled myself dying as a 19 year old Native American young man from a harsh fever and blotched skin (probably smallpox). Weeks later, when my annual fever + extreme weight loss episode was scheduled to hit for the 7th year in a row, nothing happened!
As the years passed, as I’ve mentioned, more diagnoses and strange prognoses befell me. I learned how to induce past life regressions on myself out of sheer necessity (costs can add up for a young person trying to pay for graduate school), and within hours of re-experiencing and integrating the memories of my past life traumas, every single one of my conditions completely resolved within HOURS (recurring bleeding in my lower GI tract, some unidentifiable thing that seemed like a cancer, malfunctioning kidneys, and a number of other issues). At this point, I induce regressions on myself probably 1x/week as preventative medicine. It’s something I share with all who are willing to listen, because it’s a fact that most (if not all of) disease is rooted in emotion, and much of those traumas do not actually originate in our present lifetimes, they are mere continuations. I live this from a very real, lived, day-to-day experience. It has been a gift to learn this, as now I get to continue healing myself by healing others by sharing my story and practice 🙂
I am very touched by your experience and memories sir. It is amazing and I look forward to reading your stories. Thank your sharing with us. All the best in your life.
I cannot recall very precise memories, but I have had a lot of vague and other-dimensional phenomena, which on a time-based perception could be experienced as past life-memories.
One thing I observed time and again were Deja-Vu`s. Superficial science explains it as confusing a similar memory in this life time with what occurs now.
But I came to a very different knowing. I have had hundreds of them, always seemingly out of the blue. And it aways felt known and destined. Like certain points on a journey I had previously set in stone. Always my sense of time shifted in a very uncomfortable way. It was like being out of time and simultaneously stuck in a limbo. I knew in that instant, that “this I have already experienced”. But not on the earthly plane. Instead I knew, the occurences had been arranged “pre-birth” , which to me rather felt like a parallel dimension experienced as a “past” life due to living in a time based life now. Sometimes I even knew, what would happen the next moment. And it did. Which made me feel more uncomfortable, because it felt, I would not get out of that “movie” anymore.
Also, when awakening occured, I was in touch with multiple other dimensions, that had opened up. They, too, felt like parallel layers of existence, which are all here available now. It felt like I “communicated” with different vibrational realms, energetic streams, certain soul-family constellations. And it felt like coming home, a home, that I had missed from very early, but could not explain.
The third thing are synchronicities, which I had abound in mind-blowing ways. And the fourth is the simple knowing of people, places, things, where I just feel – we have known each other for very, very long. Along with that I often get a sense, vague impressions and sometimes inner pictures, that are totally beyond, what is occuring on the surface now. For example I was once at a monastery and suddenly a half-clear image rushed in, how I had spent one or more past lives in a monastic environment and was completely committed and engaged with a spiritual or religious life. At the same time I got flickering expressions, what had happened at thi place probably hundreds of years ago.
Whatever drew me to read your message rather than others or none at all is, from my perspective, connected to the congruence of my own experience to yours. I enjoyed reading of your viewpoint. Thank you for posting it.
My personal quirk is probably a behavior from a previous life. My parents were amused by my habit from the time I learned to feed myself of eating all of one type of food before going to a different one. My nickname was “Mr. One-at-a-Time Eater” since I never mixed my food. I have always been intrigued by what could be called “young” & “old” souls. How is it that some people have every advantage, in terms of intelligence, wealth, & opportunity, but seem bent on destroying themselves & others at every turn? Conversely, there are those whose lives seem to have been set against them from every possible angle, but they persist & often thrive. I got to know a fellow English teacher in China whose father & other relatives were so vicious to him & his brothers that it’s a wonder he didn’t turn into a serial killer, but he raised 3 kids on his own after his wife ran off.
same same with me regarding the food. I am not sure, if this really has to do with past life memories (at least in my case) or rather with a true biological instinct. However the first and the latter could go together.
I always preferred eating single foods and even more raw. When we ate Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Parmesan for example I almost always wanted to eat the first half of the portion without the cheese and only the second half with it. Apart from that I always ate the salad before the cooked meals and preferred the single fruit over a fruit salad for example. When I went raw vegan with more and more mono meals in 2014 everything of it made so much sense in retrospect and confirmed my instinct now also scientifically in many respects.
We are like the dots in a Georges Suerat painting all joined together to make a whole.
I have some vivid memories of past lives; in one, I am a little pilgrim girl sitting in a log house at a rough table with other little girls while the teacher explains that when we become wives, we must obey our husband in all matters. Another life is as an Assyrian general—I loved my job, protecting my people. I loved to patrol the perimeter of our land and intercept outsiders, with whom I would make friends whenver possible. I had an enterprising mind and was not violent, but would not hesitate to raise the sword when necessary. One of my current sisters became my bride in that life. When her father presented me to her, my thought was, “Is she marrying me because she loves me, or is she marrying me because she has to?” I hoped she loved me. In another, I was a Korean farmer’s daughter. My mean cousin accused me of witchcraft. These are all lives I’ve remembered clearly in those special dreams that are not ordinary dreams, or in that in between state, just upon awakening. Emmett Fox, early in the 20th century, said our lives are concurrent, and I can believe that, because any time I have a vivid memory, it’s like these people are still alive. I sort of think that we are like leaves on the same tree.
To help my meditation, Sacred Womb by Sacred Acoustics has helped to develop a stronger mantra. My eagerness to soak in the vastness of the discussions makes the need to quiet the mind beyond necessary. Each day is one step better than the day before. The Observer creates a strong figure in the pursuit. My deepest gratitude to Karen & Eben for opening a new way of thinking and feeling. Today a meditation done daily from the book “Twenty-Four Hours a Day” wrote ‘ I should try to live as though He was beside me. I cannot see Him because I was was not made with the ability to see Him else there would be no room for Faith’.My thoughts from a past life are not a fantasy. How beautiful… drifting within white light of the bubble, even for such a short while.
I have always remembered being in a room with what felt like advisors, or counselors. It was beautiful swirling colors of peach, pink, purple, and turquoise (still my favorite colors) I was shown a preview of my life, but I don’t remember what I saw. I only recall viewing it and saying “I’ll do it, I think I can and I don’t want anyone else to have to”. I did not grow up in a family that accepted this sort of thing and after a few scoldings I stopped speaking about it.
Another memory I had was of my death in a previous life. I died defiantly with a small group of people due to our religious views. I never told anyone about it, simply saying it was a nightmare when asked by family. When I was 32 I met one of the other people who died with me! He knew me instantly, and recalled all the events of my “dream”, before I spoke of it. He even helped me move through believing it was my fault the others died. I haven’t had the nightmare again since accepting the whole truth.
This is such an interesting topic. When my twin brother and I were very young, before starting public school, we lived in a deeply rural southeastern Pennsylvania farming community and ourselves on a farm isolated and set away from other homes by at least 7 miles. My brother has held steadfast feelings from that early age with consistent memory of feeling that he didn’t belong to our family, not even to this planet…in the summer evenings at the ages of 4,5,6,7 he could often be found lying on the grass looking into the sky. When mother would come outside after dark looking for him she would ask “Davey, what are you doing out here?” to which he would reply “I’m waiting for them to come and get me.” To which he told me recently she looked deeply into his eyes and replied “They will come back, but it isn’t their time yet.” My brother and I are now 71 and his story has remained unchanged through the years. He has also experienced UFO sightings and related experiences. I will add that I have always felt that I deliberately chose my mother before this incarnation.
I have no memory myself of any off-planet experiences; however, when I met my second husband some years ago I had the distinct ‘knowing’ that we had been together before in another place and time. That ‘knowing’ has remained distinct and more like a ‘knowing’ than a memory, more vivid to the point that I can smell a sweet scent of damp mountain air of the experience and the sound of a crackling evening wood fire. The ‘knowing’ returns again and again and doesn’t change…it’s very distinct. My husband transitioned a few months ago and last week I was looking at a photograph I had taken of a mountain waterfall we were visiting near his home in the Maine mountains and instantly experienced something I had never felt….suddenly I found myself at the waterfalls with him and could smell the scent of cold mountain air and taste the sweet water in the air as the falls dropped to a swimming area at our feet. I have no memory of having ever had an experience that was so real, more real than the present. I have recently seen via ‘knowing’ my same husband and myself with a child in a future event which I fully expect to experience because it is via ‘knowing’ rather than wishing or dreaming.
Additionally on this subject, I scheduled a meeting some years back, questioning the validity of past lives and in a few minutes the intuitive said “You have a shoulder injury” to which I replied that I had fallen on a house repair job and she said “You were shot in that arm in a past life” and I started to cry and then she said “Someone has taken your horse.” She did not know that I had had repeated images of having lived in the southeastern USA (which felt like Texas) in an earlier time as Native American (which I am via my mother). So, these are interesting things to ponder.
My brother and I have ‘known’ things since childhood and throughout our lives separate from each other and between ourselves – knowing forward, knowing past, knowing other place events in time, and more.
I definitely intend to ask children that I meet where they were before they were here. What a perfect casual question before the brain interjects with its thoughts.
Reminds me of when I was 15. We lived in Kansas City and I had the room at the top of the house and liked to crawl out onto the roof. I remember looking at the stars and saying, “Why did you leave me here? When are you coming back for me?” Many years later, 1983 in Alaska, I had spent the day hauling water and doing chores and was totally exhausted. I lay down on the plywood floor of our cabin and suddenly there was a click—something activated in my body—and I saw a scene of space/stars on the ceiling and a voice clearly said, “You are from here.” I jumped up like I’d been shot. No, no, I’m not an alien, I love earth, I said, running around in circles. Then I remember how, to survive high school, I pretended to be an alien from another planet taking notes on earth life. And how I wanted them to come back and get me, earlier in life. Now I think, what difference does it make? My home is my heart. Doesn’t matter where I am in the universe, I’m always home, and I can’t be anywhere that Reality/God is not.
I am very intrigued with past life information. When one of my daughters, about 25, had gone to a medium, was told she had been a Merlin for a King in another lifetime and had been beheaded. Now I thought that was quite unusual information, but then she went on to say, the King was her oldest son, who at that time, was probably 5 years old. She still talks about it occasionally, kind of jokingly, he is now about 35, and laughs as though it was not a real happening. She does believe it really is true and has even had Angels whisper things in her ear to tell her things to do, and she does them. We all do believe, in past lives, though we haven’t all had remembrances. What a blessing this journey has been.
Thank you Karen and Eben. I’m truly grateful to everyone. Blessings gratitude, love and light……Sandie
Yes, some of us (many? most? all? of us) have had previous lives, and flashbacks and/or contacts from certain deceased individuals’ spirits who were connected to us in those previous lives. In my case, the most recent, obvious example was/is Janet, my wife in the most recent previous life when I was killed in the early 1900s when piloting an aircraft with defective control levers (I already had a flashback of that). She appeared to me overnight as I was asleep in bed about a decade & half ago, and later contacted the psychic with whom I was having an appointment and explained things.
A question arises: – when we die and return to Heaven, isn’t it rather confusing, awkward, embarrassing, to reunite with more than one previous family, parents, siblings, spouse, relatives, nationality, etc etc ?
In our present existence it would be awkward, but then, in the next dimensions with broader deeper knowledge which we can’t even fathom now the question will probably not even come up.
Is it not the human ego mind that gets embarrassed, awkward and confused. I am hoping to leave all that behind when I go home to Source.
Can someone explain to me what past lives have to do with spirituality?
This is a very exciting topic for most people in the West who are interested in spiritual matters. Unfortunately many people in our superficial and materialistic world get carried away by the sensationalist and exotic nature of the subject and miss the main point. The truth is that ultimately it is not important whether these phenomena are caused by “past lives”, “the collective unconscious” or some other aspects of Mind. What actually matters is how these “memories” or impressions impact on an individual’s life right here and now.
The Tibetan Buddhists have been thinking about, meditating on, writing about and most importantly, experiencing the reality of reincarnation for over 1200 years and before that it was part of a Buddhist Tradition stretching back millennia, thus for them it is not a matter of sensationalism but a practical and pragmatic day to day affair. Thus I think we owe them some respect on the subject. For the Tibetans and all Buddhists reincarnation and past lives are all part of the illusion of “Maya”. The whole purpose of life on earth is to learn how to break free from these dreams within dreams within dreams……………………..what is more, it is only possible to finally become free and realise Reality through a human existence which is an incredibly rare and precious thing. The Tibetans themselves say to beginners that it is not important whether you believe in reincarnation or not. What is important though is to realise that an aspect of Mind continues after death and that the place we go to is a direct result of the type of mind we have cultivated during this life. It is our desires and attachments here on Earth which determine our future existences. The focus of all of our attention should therefore be on finding Truth here and now in this life if we wish to be truly free at last…………………..
Thus with James in the book “Soul Survivor” that Karen recommended, it was more likely the incredibly stressful and dysfunctional period for his family during gestation and first few years of his life (the most important time with regard to emotional and instinctive development in a child) that caused him to be so terrified and “remember” another time and situation when he or someone else was equally terrified i.e. when someone crashed a spitfire. It doesn’t matter what caused the fear the most important thing for James at the time was to make him feel secure. An understanding of the real purpose of life and the Unconditional Love of God, both here and especially after we die would have helped hugely ………………but the parents became frightened themselves by the unusual nature of things and they looked outside the home for answers, thus probably exacerbating the problem because James would instinctively know they were not in control of things.They wrote a best selling book which sorted out their money problems but in reality they were exploiting and not helping their sons’ traumatic inner world by doing this and focussing more on the unusual and sensational aspect of the problem rather than on the solution.
In the end it doesn’t really matter what trauma caused a set of imbalances (past life or this life) as long as we look at them, understand them and then let them go, always keeping our mind fixed ahead on the Truth & Light. Unconscious patterns of behaviour keep returning again and again and again in different forms (the Tibetans call this “karma”) until we finally see them for what they are and bring them into the light of consciousness where they then begin to lose their power. In the final analysis it will be up to James himself, after he has left home and the clutches of his parents, to face his own demons and attempt to resolve them which may have been made far more difficult by the sense of importance and extra power given to those demons by the writing of this book. If James had been brought up by Tibetans his’ spiritual life would have been completely different and arguably much smoother and far more wholesome……….
Sometimes people use the belief in reincarnation to actually avoid facing up to the truth in their life. This was brought home to me by a person I was at college with. He was a nice enough chap but unusual, sensitive but somehow mentally fixed and socially awkward, almost like he had a slight Asperger’s tendency. His background was strange and very strict, growing up in a 7th Day Adventist home. He became interested in reincarnation workshops and would get a repeated image of a “past life” where he was part of a wandering tribe and his job was to stand on a hill as lookout in case an enemy came. He become so engrossed in the scenery that he hadn’t noticed that another tribe had come and killed all the women and children. Naturally he felt huge guilt but put it behind himself because it was another life and someone else . Many years later I met his wife in a professional context and she explained that she had left him because she feared for her own and their young daughter’s lives. “Accidents” would keep happening where this chap would unconsciously put both mother and child in great danger, the accidents were getting more frequent and more dangerous eg leaving the pushchair in the middle of the road and forgetting about it, nearly running the mother over…………….and so on. And all the time he refused to admit that he was in any way responsible.
Thus, in this case, even though the “past life” experience was directly pointing to a problem in this life, no action was taken to resolve the problem because the connection was sadly never made.
Perhaps, for some people, it is actually more productive to think that we will only get one chance at life? At least this would focus the mind and help us to appreciate how precious our experience here on Earth is and how important it is to find our true purpose and fulfil it while we have the unique chance to do so………………………….
Wow. Thank you for offering clarity on that. I believe there is strong evidence for reincarnation. I’ve been open to exploring my own past lives, but have never felt the pull to pursue that line of inquiry. There is one person I’ve met in this life who I believe with near certainty that I knew well previously. But I’ve felt guided simply to accept that and focus on what the relationship has to teach me in the present. Whatever the nature of the relationship was then, we got as far as we could at the time. To dwell on the past life relationship might mean missing out on the learning potential of the present one. Just the knowledge that this is such a major learning relationship that it’s transcended incarnations has been really helpful for me. Others may be helped by knowing more about their past lives. I just haven’t felt a call in that direction, at least so far.
When my son was 3 years old, he would say – You’re a nice mom, my other mom used to beat me. I think my jaw fell to the floor when I first heard him say that. I was brought up not to believe in reincarnation – after that i got books on the subject. I fully believe in it today. When he first said this, I said to myself how could anyone of that age say something like that. Today my son is 20 years old. He doesn’t remember saying that. As i watched him grow up – I feel like my son soul is old. Everything he did, from the music he listened 1940’s music, to how he looks at life — is like some old man who has been here.
I remember that when I was little, I told everyone I had a famous uncle. Many years later my father told me that when I was little, I told him stories of a past life but I don’t remember and in those days, he just laughed it off. Someday I would like to do a early life regression.
I have heard stories from some children about incredible memories from a past life. I find this fascinating and also reaffirming of the thoughts and feelings that I have myself about reincarnation and our spiritual paths of growth and evolution. I myself have not had these memories but have no doubt that they exist for some very fortunate individuals.
Ter, it is possible that over the lifetimes you addressed your issues and grew beyond the need to be reminded!!
Young children have developing minds and can relate extremely well to fairy tales stories and such much more than adults, to where they immerse themselves (see themselves) into the story. And that is why I would never recommend all Grimm’s fairy tale stories some of which are mildly horrific, others are worse. To say or even suggest they had past lives is a real stretch as they develop and seek a narrative of life. Grabbing bits and pieces of their day intermingled with TV shows, fairy tales and bits and pieces of what happened last year or the year before can produce a narrative that may suggest an unworldly experience especially if it can be coached (even inadvertently) by an adult. And that is why children as witnesses can not be used in a courtroom scenario, their recollections are fallible.
I’m holding my breath for the next few days with growing uncertainty.
We appreciate your willingness to hang in there beyond your comfort zone. We do not expect the concepts presented to be believed simply at the surface level. But we do ask that participants keep an open mind and neutral perspective. Without scientific evidence, we would not have included this material. The summary above is general and much less impressive than details of the actual case studies. The researchers at DOPS accept only a small number of cases as valid compared to the number they review, taking painstaking measures to ensure the types of issues you bring up are not a factor. To assume these researchers have been fooled by child fantasies is a limited view, yet it prevents many people from even reviewing the evidence. Jim Tucker’s books reveal his own struggles with accepting some of his findings from a rational perspective. The case of James Leininger is especially compelling, reviewed by Dr. Tucker in his latest book, listed above. James’ parents struggled to accept their son’s claims and the evidence they discovered and could not deny as fantasy is shared in Soul Survivor, also listed above.
My brother as a child insisted our parents weren’t his parents, that he came from space, another planet. He wasn’t kidding and obviously took it very seriously, but unfortunately as the older sensible sister, I’m afraid I dismissed his “stories” out of hand. He now has no memory of what he knew then. Only when I was an adult did I get my own (spontaneous) past life downloads and realised for myself their veracity. I also developed a small mark on my forehead at the spot where I’d been shot in my most recent life, after I recalled that experience – it hadn’t been there before. Perhaps rather like NDEs or OBEs, one can hardly accept the full deep truth of such perceptions without having experienced it oneself. In my case, the sense of undeniable Truth was part and parcel of the experiences.
I feel for the children that do remember because most of the time it was due to unresolved past life trauma. I read the Old Souls book by Tom Schroeder and Dr. Stevenson documented so many of these children’s stories.
We’re living in an age where I feel the youth is being robbed from children because of the current traumatic events they are exposed to.
My niece had a spontaneous past life experience at Wintertur. We were lookin at a display case of old photos of people and she started going on about her “other family” quite emphatically. She was saying how much she missed them and how she wanted to be with them again. I had an idea of what was going on and was asking her questions but I could tell her other relatives were somewhat hurt by the talk of her “other family” so I did not keep the conversation going. She was about 3 and a half at the time.
I want to thank each of you for sharing these stories. I also have ‘flash backs’ to past lives. It is not a ‘popular’ belief, and as such, takes some time to let it soak in. Yes, we are culturally kept from beliefs of this kind….it’s nice to be able to talk about this openly.
While I do not discount the possibility that we may have learned things in the spirit world that we can recall in this world, I’m not certain that this necessarily means that we are reincarnated. For one thing, there is “the math problem”: The number of people alive today is much greater than the number alive at most points in the past. Therefore, at the most we could only say that some people are reincarnations of previous people; others must be passing through for the first time, to account for the increased number.
Some say that the record of past lives is actually recorded in our DNA–the portions that are currently called “junk DNA” because they don’t seem to be involved in the process of developing the human body. That would resolve the math problem; it would imply that several people could have the same past-life recollection, just as several people can have the same ancestor. But it doesn’t address the case of people whose recent past lives were clearly not a part of their ancestry.
Perhaps prior to entry into this world, we were reading from Akashic Record of someone else’s former life? In any case, there are many possibilities, but few conclusions can be drawn until we have spent more time in the next world, understanding how all of these worlds are connected.
I agree that we cannot necessarily say these “memories” are due to reincarnation. There could be other answers. I’ve been curious about the cases of heart transplant recipients developing memories, tastes, skills, etc. from the donor.
Also, I’m curious how, if people meet their loved ones on the other side after passing, does that mean the loved ones haven’t reincarnated (at least not yet)?.
Another question is suicides…my father and sister both ended their lives that way and I’ve never felt “visited” by them, but my mother made her presence known on multiple occasions up to 4.5 years after she passed of natural causes.
Just interesting food for thought.
Just a note: I love your name, Risa. Spanish for Laughter. I used the name Risa Fox to visit Apache friends in jail in Arizona. I have no idea where that came from. But Fox is my totem animal, and Fox may as well be laughing!
This is not about “past life” experiences, but about the knowledge that young children often report. After my father’s passing, we returned home and I was putting my 4 yr old to bed. After we said our typical prayers (for God to look after Grandad, etc) my four year old said something that I will never forget. He said, “You know, Mom —– it will seem like aa long time for us until we see Grandad, but for him, it will be a really short time.” He said other things that confounded me for awhile, but that one sticks in my mind.
I have read about these children being able to provide exact details in different countries, rooms, and events without them ever being there. Children are close to God/Source and have not had the time for all the filters to be placed on them like we have had, only to unravel them later!
I am so glad you mentioned Soul Survivor and I would recommend anyone to have a look at the YouTube clips about this amazing reincarnation experience of James Leininger It is the most important, factual case history of a Western documentary of Reincarnation. James Leininger’s parents were Christian who cried to disprove the experiences, and nightmares their son was having, only to find the truth in the situation. They met up with Jame’s war comrades who proved, without a shadow of a doubt, that their young James was a previous incarnation of a WW2 pilot, killed the the war.
I’ve read Cathy Bryd’s book, as well as others on this subject. I loved Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, Memories of Heaven, which is filled with stories of children’s recollections of their time before they came to earth. I thought it was fascinating, exciting, and comforting. I look forward to hearing what my 10-month-old granson might share when the time comes.
When I was a very young child, aged three of a little less, I was attempting to climb into the buggy my mother had for me. Halfway, I stopped, screaming in pain. I told my mother that the pain was like a spider with fire legs. It was a very precise, point-like area between my shoulder blades where I have a large beauty mark. This went on for years and years, unexpectedly this searing burning pain, a sharp point between my shoulders. When I was about fourteen, it suddenly stopped happening, never to occur again. About a year later, at age 15, I went to my first “Psychic Fair.” A woman was telling people about their past lives. I was drawn to her and sat down for a reading. She told me she saw me as a 14 year old girl in Czechoslovakia, running from a German soldier in a barren field. He shot me in the back and I died.
The pain I experienced as a child is very much like what is described as the pain of a bullet wound and it stopped in this life at the time I died in the other…leaving a large beauty mark in its place. The memory gives me chills.
What a grand story!
Wow! This sends shivers down my spine as well.
Hello all, I have read many books over the years on this subject. I very much believe in multi lives I dreamt, one night a few years ago of three of my previous lives. Which were not very pleasant. I know, when I meet someone whether we have been linked before. I know that my two girls and I have had other lives together, the same with two partners. It makes sense to me, it needs many lives for God to experience various aspects of human nature. Much love, blessings, Margaret.
THe boy who knew too much by cathy Byrd is a fantastic read!
My mother as a child claimed that she was from different family. I wonder if it was a memory.