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Going Back in Time

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Going Back in Time

How to remove symptoms from the past.
Brian L. Weiss M.D.
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Feb 24, 2011 at 09:00 AM

The efficacy of regression therapy in curing symptoms—such as fears and phobias that originated in earlier incarnations—has been extensively validated over the years. But I personally found, as my work expanded, that I was able to discover other benefits of this type of therapy, whether people were in my office or using the CDs I created.

I initially recorded these exercises to offer my patients a way of continuing to develop their powers of concentration at home so that they could access their subconscious memories between therapy sessions. I noted that the more my patients practiced, the faster they were able to reach deep states of relaxation and concentration in the one-on-one sessions we had in my office. However, I also became aware that regression exercise practiced regularly can unlock energies within people that they’re usually unaware of.

The Benefits of Regression

The path of our spiritual journey is an inward one, unique to each of us. Wise teachers can point the way, but only we can make the journey. We progress at our own speed, and there’s no schedule or deadline for reaching enlightenment.

Regressing to significant childhood events, to infancy, or even to past lives may provide considerable relief and benefit in the present time. Sometimes, just through the act of remembering, symptoms can be removed. Memories can lead to understanding, and understanding frequently leads to healing.

You don’t have to suffer from anything to receive benefits from the regression exercise. You can recapture the happiness, joy and spontaneity of childhood. You can even revisit loved ones—when you were all younger. You can remember past lifetimes, becoming aware through this process that your soul, your true essence, is immortal and eternal. You have lived before, and here you are again. You never really die, nor do your loved ones. You’re always being reunited, either on the Other Side (in heaven) or back here in this physical dimension.

Whether you suffer from symptoms and fears, or whether you’re just curious, there are many blessing awaiting you when you practice regression exercises.

To some extent, frustration can block the healing and transformative process. Try not to expect specific results. Just gently receive what comes to you. There is no time frame or race. Some people experience vivid memories or spiritual events the very first time; for others, it may take days, weeks, or even months. Many benefits will accrue even without memories. Just relax as much as possible and open your mind to whatever enters your awareness. If you can practice with patience, you’ll find much more joy, inner peace, and understanding in your life.

About Author
Brian L. Weiss M.D.
Brian L. Weiss, M.D., is a psychiatrist who lives and practices in Miami, Florida. He’s a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, and is the former Chairman of Psychiatry at the Mt. S Continue reading