Question of the Day
Do you believe in the concept of past lives?
I did not really give it much thought until 5 or 6 years ago. At that time my reiki teacher (I’m a reiki master) offered a class in past life regression. My initial reaction was not to go. While I did not NOT believe in past lives, I did not want to know about them, if I’d had them. I did not want to know if I’d been violently killed, or been the Queen of Sheba. I had enough to do dealing with this life!
But, I told a friend about the class, and she wanted to go, badly, so finally I agreed to go. The teacher prepared us by having us write down questions we had about ourselves. Like why we had an attraction to certain things, or felt a certain way that we could not explain. For example, another friend at the class said she had always been attracted to Japanese art and did not know why. I wrote down the question, “Why am I so attracted to the ocean? To be on it, not just at the beach?”
She then guided us into a deep meditation. Since this was a class of about 10 reiki practitioners, we all get into that state pretty easily and the energy in the room was pretty conducive to meditation. She guided us down a set of stairs and told us at the bottom of the stairs would be a person. She instructed us to pay attention to the persons clothing, starting at the feet. I met a young boy 10 or 12 years old, dressed in boots, and pants and a loose shirt that you might see on a child in the 1700’s. He was looking out to sea for his father, on the widows walk of an old New England house. His father turned out to be a sea captain, and who eventually took me onto his father’s boat. When we were brought out of the meditation about an hour later, I understood that the young boy had been me in a past life, and it pretty much explained to me in a way that I felt was true on a very deep level, why I loved the ocean.
Immediately after, I read Dr. Brian Weiss’s book, Many Lives, Many Masters. Dr. Weiss is a psychiatrist and hypnotherapist, educated at Yale and Columbia, and I believe head of the psychology department at the University of Miami. I have seen him interviewed a couple of times on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday. His work cemented my new-found belief and understanding of past lives. I believe that my one time past life regression has helped me to understand myself better, and given me a larger perspective on this life I’m living now. It is somehow consistent with my core spiritual beliefs.
So…..tell me. Are past lives a concept you can believe in, or do believe in past lives? Have you ever had a regression, or would you be willing to? Join the discussion in the comments, please, or write a blog and link it back to this one in a comment, so others can read your thoughts on it.
As always, love and light to all.