Have we lived before? We certainly have, and many different lifetimes. The people who are in your life now were in your other lives as well, for good or for ill. Every close relationship we have in this lifetime it to bring us a lesson, as well as the other person. We “soul link” up with each other to fulfill karmic contracts, and to give each other an opportunity to clear the karma that is left over from the previous past life.

Many well known personalities of all ages, including some of the world’s greatest philosophers, poets, writers, musicians, ministers, priests, scientists, inventors and statesmen have believed in reincarnation. Throughout history, in all societies and civilizations, humans have struggled to find the answers to life’s injustice and randomness. The concept of reincarnation and past lives help to explain for the seeming inequalities in life. Why is someone born handicapped? Why is someone born rich, or poor?

Reincarnation is the process by which we return to the earth plane, again and again, in the hopes of advancing our soul to a higher realm of consciousness. To believe in reincarnation, as well as higher planes of existence, is to believe that the soul never dies. The moment you die, for every living being, including animals, about three-quarters of a pound of energy leaves the body. This is the soul ascension. The soul is eternal. It continues living in the astral plane, or can ascend to the higher realms of self-realization. Those souls on the astral plane are re-born again, once they have absorbed the life lessons learned on earth, and are prepared to take on more lessons to carry them to a higher place that is closer to the God source. This process takes time, and it is very unusual for a soul to reincarnate immediately. Some souls have been known to reincarnate right away if the death was a sudden one, such in an earthquake or other natural disaster, during wartime, or crib death syndrome.

In these incarnations the individual soul experiences a variety of lifetimes, acquires many experiences, and assumes various personalities. Each lifetime has a focus, a purpose and affords a soul a variety of lessons. The soul chooses its parents, as well as different times, cultures, and social backgrounds, which enable it to have varied intellectual and emotional experiences. When the lessons are learned, and sometimes they are not, the soul moves onto the next level of awareness and continues until it can grow enough to leave the cycle of reincarnation. Some philosophers, like Carl Jung, believe that we have twelve lifetimes, one for each sign of the zodiac. We begin as an Aries and compete the cycle as a Pisces.

In every lifetime, with every action we take, every decision we make, we are creating the pattern for our next lifetime. Knowing this, why would one harm another, an animal, lie, cheat or steal, only to come back and suffer for the wrongdoing? Our lives are the consequences of our decisions and actions, which arise from our thoughts, speech, emotions as well as what we say to others and what we do. We are creating our next lifetime everyday we live this lifetime. To believe that we live again gives us a reason in this life for doing our best. Belief in the continuity of existence has been handed down through the myths, legends, sacred texts, and rituals of most cultures.

Westerners sometimes find the reincarnation concept hard to accept because it contradicts many of the Judeo-Christian beliefs. This concept was banned by the Christian church, although reincarnation was a part of the early Christian doctrine. In 553 A.D. the Second Council of Constantinople laid down the following decree: “Whosoever shall support he mythical doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul and the consequent wonderful (impossible) option of its return, let him be anathema.” Those who had previously been thought of as Saints and founders of Christianity were declared heretics and officially excommunicated from the church. At least three books were removed from the New Testament of the bible, including the life of Mary after the death of Christ and her special ascension on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

Why was all of this done? Because this took away power from the priests and churches and gave it to the individual, emphasizing personal responsibility, the concept of women healers, freedom of choice and the individual’s capacity to create his own destiny. The moral implications inherent in the Laws of Reincarnation and Karma lead us inescapably to these conclusions. We ourselves are the only ones responsible for our lives, and our life situation, whether it be for good or for ill.

Many of us have been aware of our personal de jvou experiences. Have you ever met someone you “felt” you knew before, or visited a place that was so familiar, you even knew the streets and landmarks, but had never been there in this lifetime? Did you ever think that a phobia or unreasonable fear is brought over from a past life?

While may of us would be horrified by who we have been, what we have done, and how we died in a past life, discovering these events can have a major impact on your present life experience. Finding out about negative past life occurrences can release pent up energies that can cause severe physical and mental-emotional illnesses in this present life.

An effective approach to helping and perhaps eliminating such physical and emotional problems is through the power of hypnosis focusing on past-life and present-life regression work. This experience enables you to search for trauma that is creating a problem for you now. The trained regressionist give you instructions while you are in a state of hypnosis on how to locate the past incident which caused or contributed to the present problem. The “moment of charge” is when the soul first experienced the trauma, and when you locate that experience the regressionist will help you “change history,” by having you view the incident through a regression, and then changing the outcome to make you feel safe and secure. This works! We do not understand the dynamics of this experience, but it removes fear on the sun-conscious levels, helping the physical body banish the memory of past pain, thus curing or relieving the problem in the present life.

A phobia in your present life may be he result of the unconscious memory of a death in another incarnation. Fear of heights (vertigo) may be the result of a fall to your death is another incarnation. Deep depression may be viewed as frozen anger from another incarnation and post-partum depression could be because you were once born as a stillborn or you lost a baby is a past life. Working through these fear-based emotions to the point of soul understanding and forgiveness can open a path and free you to embrace the full expression and experiences of love and a complete healing.

Would you like to discover who you were in a past life? Remember, our active memory is only 25% of our normal waking consciousness and the sub-conscious registers and records every past expression and experience. You can help yourself tap into those memories stored in your subconscious memory with this simple mirror technique. This can help you find out some information without hypnosis or regression work. However, if the problem is severe, it is best to work with a good and accredited therapist. You can also use this technique to explore your experiences when your soul was not in a physical body. The interim between lives could have been on another planet or in another realm.

This exercise should be done in the same manner as you would practice another metaphysical exercise. Sit with both feel flat on the floor, legs uncrossed. Take some deep breaths and relax your mind and body. Allow yourself to be cleared of the daily events. This exercise should be practiced at night for optimum results.


Make sure that you are in a private room and that you will be undisturbed for an hour or so.

1. Dim the lights to a glowing hue. Sit on a comfortable chair in front of a mirror with a lighted white candle on your left.

2. Focus on your breathing. Take your inhalations and exhalations on the count of four, and linger to four counts before inhaling again.

3. Allow the body to relax, slowly feel your body relaxing beginning at the head and working down to the toes. Become completely one with the rhythm of your breath.

4. Keep your eyes closed gently, or perhaps half opened without focus. Allow your body to go almost limp as you relax yourself completely. When you are fully relaxed, you can open your eyes.

5. Stare into the mirror, looking deep into your own eyes, thinking, “I wish to know who I was in a past life.”

6. Your eyes may begin to tear. Keep your eyes focused on your reflection in the mirror.

7. The mirror will begin to shimmer. This means you are succeeding.

8. A picture will begin to emerge. The picture will become clearer. It may be just a face or it can become a television screen, showing you a reenactment from a past life. Your hairstyle and/or clothing may change in the reflection.

When you begin this exercise, it is best to stop and rest after the first revelation. This can tire and drain you. The more you do this, the more lives you may see. Keep a notebook. This exercise can be done twice a month – on the Full Moon and the New Moon.

Meanwhile, in between times, keep up your meditation and prayer work.

Author's Bio: 

Psychically gifted since birth, Elizabeth is a professional Astrologer, Spiritual Counselor, Medium, Energy Healer, Clairvoyant, Clairaudient and Clairsentient who interprets dreams and utilizes the Tarot as well as Astrology in her readings. Named one of the World's Greatest Psychics, (Citadel Press 2004) she is a spiritual healer and gives personal readings worldwide. Elizabeth is now considered the 'LOVERS Psychic" as she helps reunite lost love as well as verifies if you are with your true Soul Mate. Her TV Appearances include Unsolved Mysteries, Beyond Chance, and The Psychic Detectives. Ms. Joyce’s first book Psychic Attack -Are You A Victim was released in October 2007, IUniverse Press. Her website — www.new-visions.com is one of the top-rated in her field. Elizabeth has trained with Dr. Eric Pearl and completed the course as a Reconnective Healer. Her second book, Dancing Beyond The Stars, will be released in early 2009. She teaches class on Developing Your Personal Intuitive Awareness which are located in Doylestown, PA. and Mahwah, NJ and begin the last Thursday evening in September.

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