Hypnosis and past life regression
“Who was I in my past life?” is a question people tend to ask their local psychic, but there are plenty of psychologists who truly believe in past lives and base their practices on the concept. One such person is internationally known hypnotist Scott Schmaren, who has appeared on Oprah and The Howard Stern Show. “I take my client into a deep hypnotic state,” he says, “and then move them backward on the timeline of their life. I take them to their birth and then move them through a doorway to a time before this present life.” This is called a past life regression, and it is used by many hypnotherapists.
You have persistent memories
Have you ever heard someone say they feel like they were born in the wrong era? When someone feels very strongly about that, some psychologists interpret it as a possible sign of being connected to a former life. Dr John McGrail, a clinical hypnotherapist, says this characteristic is common among people who may have lived past lives. He describes these feelings as, “persistent ‘memories,’ or intuitive feelings of being someone else somewhere else at another time.” According to McGrail, “This can be accompanied by a physical manifestation like a birthmark, that when looked at invokes a feeling or ‘memory.’”
You have a sense of déjà vu
If you experience déjà vu frequently, your previous life may be trying to tell you something. “I believe it most definitely has to do with a past life,” says Schmaren. Do you get a strong feeling that you’ve been somewhere before, but have no actual memory of it? Do you ever find yourself saying things you could swear you already said before, but never have? If so, Schmaren attests you might be connecting to a previous incarnation of your soul.