Remembering a past life might seem fruitless when you have trouble finding your keys in this one. But try to use a number of approaches to reach back and connect your now to then.
- TIP: Brian L. Weiss, M.D., a noted regression expert for more than 2,000 patients, suggests relaxing "and let your superconscious wisdom come."
- Step 1: Seek regression therapy with a past life therapist to make sense of the information as the professional guides you.
- Step 2: Meditate using a visual stimulus, like a candle flame, or use an inner word, a mantra, repeated to induce a trance-like state. Even a peaceful chime or a sound like a bell can open your mind. At the very least, the relaxation will calm you in this life.
- FACT: Debated for centuries, some still claim that the Roman emperor Constantine removed written reference to reincarnation from the Bible in 325 at the Council of Nicea, to silence feuding Christian factions in the Roman Empire.
- Step 3: Ask inwardly for glimpses of past lives before drifting off to sleep, as a way to program the dreaming.
- Step 4: Record dreams as best you can. Dream symbols may convey solutions to a current problem or a helpful personal insight learned in another life.
- Step 5: Attempt to remember past lives by writing down life experiences in a journal. Describe even the most insignificant events, and pay attention to feelings -- emotions are clues relating to past lives.
- Step 6: Draw up a list of likes and dislikes regarding cultures, places, climates, people, and even foods. Find a pattern that suggests you maybe lived in warm place, and fell from a height, which explains that fear, or maybe you had a gift for music, which is why it is so important to you now.
- TIP: Psychosomatic pain might be a recurring memory of a past life trauma.
- Step 7: Examine your beliefs about reincarnation first. Any resistance you experience will only block the attempt to remember past lives.