Are past lives real? Does everyone who remembers living before have memories of being rich, famous, or someone super important? Are most people who remember past lives dysfunctional adults? And is hypnosis the BEST way to remember past lives, or are there other techniques that work just as well?
Past lives are quite an interesting topic to write about and investigate. Why? There are so many myths, misconceptions and general skeptical nonsense that it is often difficult to convey the overwhelming amount of authentic evidence that they really ARE very powerful and persuasive when observed by intelligent and spiritually minded people.
Let’s start with the top 3 myths that many people believe about past lives, and the kind of stories that skeptics and cynics WANT you to believe too.
Myth #1: – Everyone remembers a lifetime of being famous, a celebrity or someone who was very important
This is 100% NOT true. Most past life memories are very mundane and are from average lives, lived by average people. In fact, the ONLY thing that seems to be consistent in most reports is the recollection of premature death at a young age. (either by accident, violence or even illness)
Myth #2: Most people who have past life memories are dysfunctional adults.
Completely false. The vast majority of cases where genuine past life memories are documented and detailed and then studied are actually reported by young children. In fact, many of these children forget memories by the age of 8, even when the younger years were dominated by repeated memories and stories of living as previous people. (many of which have been meticulously documented by scientists who study and publish these stories)
Myth #3: Hypnosis or regression is the most common way to remember a past life
Again, not true. While EFFECTIVE, and has been written about in great detail, hypnosis or regression therapy accounts for less than 10% of people experiencing past life memories. Why? It is EXPENSIVE for one. And 2… it takes someone pretty committed to want to go see a therapist to explore their past lives.
The most common ways that people recall past lives are typically through spiritual tools and techniques like a horoscope or birth chart or reading, working with a past life karma clairvoyant, or more spontaneous experiences such as recurring feelings of déjà. vu, precognitive or recurrent dreams, or a combination of the above.
Finally, the ONLY fact that is impossible to explain?
Remembering past lives and solving the problems that arise during these memories is a very healing process, very hopeful and very USEFUL for 90% of people. There are no less than 10 books written in the last decade by serious scientists detailing the therapeutic value of remembering past lives and solving present problems through the prism and perspective of the past! (And I can personally attest to how fun and enlightening these experiences can be!)