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Have You Lived Before?

Become More Aware Of Your Spiritual Roots
Brian L. Weiss M.D.
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Feb 17, 2017 at 08:00 AM

One of the many benefits to be gained through meditation and regression is a shift in values, or a change in perspective that allows us to discern more clearly those things that are really important to us and those that aren’t.

Such a shift in values can occur when we discover that we’re immortal, that is, we don’t die when our bodies do. When we experience past-life regression, we come to realize that we’ve lived before and we’ll return to live again, united once more with our loved ones. The nature of suffering and mourning undergoes a transformation when we become aware that, although we may have lost physical contact with our family and friends, we will meet again on the Other Side or in another life.

The awareness that we are indeed spiritual beings prompts deep-rooted changes, leading us to greatly value such qualities as love, positive relationships, and compassion. We perceive our connection with all other beings more clearly. These new values subsequently become the foundation for happiness. Our priorities shift—events and people that previously upset or exasperated us can now be seen in a different light and from a different perspective. We become more patient and understanding. Our sense of inner peace and calm expands. The obstacles in our lives are now viewed more as opportunities to learn, steppingstones along our evolutionary journey. After all, we’re eternal, spiritual beings finding our way home—always loved and never alone. At this level, nothing can harm us.

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After years of being a skeptic, I now believe in past lives. My belief is due to 21 years of experience with thousands of patients. I have witnessed many extraordinary and incredible phenomena, but I don’t feel that a belief in reincarnation is required for the benefits of regression therapy to accrue. Regardless of whether the material evoked is processed as metaphor symbol, important information is brought to consciousness; the knowledge and insights gained can lead to significant physical, emotional and spiritual transformations. Phobias and fears can vanish, values can change with this awakening to the spiritual dimension, love tends to flow more freely, and inner peace, which is connected to a sense of great joy and happiness, appears. The important point is not to be afraid, but to cast off prejudices and remain open-minded.

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