Have you ever had an unexplained fear, deja-vu when visiting a new place, or met someone who felt strangely familiar the first time you met them? Reincarnation is an idea that has existed around the world forever yet many are still quick to dismiss it. Recent cases have built a foundation to verify past lives and shed light on the importance of considering the world through this lens. If you or a loved one has ever experienced these unexplained phenomena then you will be happy to know that you are not alone.
The accepted scientific Law of the Conservation of Energy states that energy can not be created or destroyed but only changes form. That means that the energy that animates our lives was here before we were born and it will be here after we are gone. Some people call this energy our “soul” but the question still remains, can this energy have memories from it’s previous forms?
We shall live again. – Native American Ghost Dance Saying
Memories that we cannot explain
Since I was a kid I had memories that I can not explain. Are they manifestations of dreams, my imagination, or actual memories passed through my ancestors genes down to me? I naturally entertained all of these ideas first before considering the possibility of reincarnation. Something about reincarnation just seemed to defy logic in my mind yet whenever I shared these stories with others I was surprised to learn that my experiences were not uncommon. Then I met Carol Bowman.
Carol is a researcher in the filed of past lives who has curated the worlds largest database of personal stories about the topic. She has numerous books including Children’s Past Life Memories: How Past Life Memories Affect your Child, where she documents peoples experiences that build a case for this important field of study.
Her journey in the field took on an added dimension when her children began telling her detailed stories and accounts of events that happened before they were born. She appeared on Oprah Winfrey with her son who recounted memories from the civil war. On that show a panel of experts confirmed that the child knew things that had actually happened which are not written about in history books.
Are children remembering past lives?
The vividness and emotional maturity with which toddlers relate facts from adult lives—and even tell of their deaths—signals that something extraorindary is happening here. These children have much to teach us. Children’s past life memories is a phenomenon with far-reaching implications for every person who is curious about the truth of reincarnation and wonders about their own past lives.
This is more common than you might realize. Children’s stories are often discounted as an overly-active imagination yet thanks to increased awareness about the topic, researchers are able to document this phenomena and study it. One of the most popular of these is about a little boy named James Leininger whose fascinating story has been shared on multiple television programs. Watch below to see how the events in his family unfolded and how they shed light on this emerging field of study.
Engaging in the stories and feelings of children’s stories
Focusing on children’s past life memories is particularly revealing for adults as well. Many of us have years of conditioning or have such busy lives that these stories may not emerge as easily. Even if you don’t personally believe in past lives it is still valuable to engage the stories or feelings that emerge for you or your children.
Usually they are not ego-oriented (I was Naploeon, or Queen Nefertiti in a past life) but more emotionally-oriented, irrational and tend to be unresolved (I have a deep fear of wolves, or I feel sick when I hear thunder). Below, from Carols website, is a list of why recognizing children’s past life memories is important.
- Children’s spontaneous memories offer the best evidence yet for reincarnation
- Parents (and grandparents) of young children who are familiar with the signs can recognize the memories when they happen in their own children.
- So that everyone, whether parents or not, will see children differently, as experienced souls who have come to us for a reason.
- Because children’s memories resonate and legitimize adults’ experiences in past life regression therapy.
Being open to exploring the unknown
If you are interested in reading other peoples stories there is an online forum. We live in a time when the various transpersonal realms of the human spirit are beginning to reveal themselves in amazing ways.
Even if you have never had a past life memory or if you don’t personally believe in them, there is good reason to explore the mysteries of your own psyche and share your stories with others. It is this kind of openness along with desire to explore the unknown which will guide us to new depths of understanding and compassion as a people.