How to Remember Past Lives? A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Remember Past Lives? A Step-by-Step Guide

Simply defined, reincarnation is “the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal, or spiritual, depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s actions.” This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions.

It is also a common belief of various ancient and modern religions such as Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar, and is found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia. If this is true, there is an untold amount of knowledge a person could possess, if only she, or he, could recollect what happened in the years past.

So, is there such a thing as reincarnation? There are many signs that point to this possibility. They could be an affinity for foreign culture, inexplicable pains that have your doctors stumped, or strange birthmarks. However, these signs could be explained away by medical, psychological, or societal experts. Having them in your present life does not necessarily mean that they can be attributed to a past life, but the idea that we all have lived before and will live again is captivating.

10 Steps to Access Past Life Memories

What exactly could you remember or learn? You’ll never know until you try this process to remember. You may be amazed at what you can find.

1. Prep the Room

Make yourself comfortable. Set the temperature at your perfect warmth or coolness. Adjust the curtains so they aren’t too bright. Silence any pesky noise-makers, like the TV, radio, or a cell phone. If you have a noise generator, turn it on to a peaceful setting, just loud enough to cover up outside noise but not so loud that you will be distracted. A white noise setting is optimal, but something calming, like the sounds of the beach works well.

2. Relax Your Mind

It’s time to find a place of inner calm. Sit comfortably in the room you’ve so carefully prepared. The best time to do this is when you are alert, yet your mind and body are calm. Make sure you aren’t hungry or easily distracted to ensure that you can focus on anything but your rumbling tummy!

3. Relax Your Body

Pay special attention to your pose, whether you choose to lay comfortably on your bed, in a relaxing chair, or on the floor. Before you begin your journey, take a moment to relax and unwind.

4. Protect Yourself

You must take this step since you will be opening yourself up to spiritual energy. Be sure that you put your guard up against and cleanse any negative forces. To begin, close your eyes and make sure you’re comfortable. Lie on your back, with your hands at your sides, and protect yourself with a visualized light.

Imagine a white, enveloping light all around you. See it in your mind’s eye slowly moving up and covering your entire body, from your feet, legs, knees, thighs, torso and arms, neck, and face to the crown of your head. Remember that this white light is protecting you from all negative influences. It represents loving warmth and enlightenment in a dazzling mistiness all around you, cocooning you in its brilliant light. Feel its warmth, and invite it to wash over you. Repeat to yourself, either in words or intent, “I am breathing in powerful protective energy. This energy is building an aura of protection around me. This aura protects me at all times in every way.” Say this to yourself five times for five inhales.

After this, concentrate on visualizing and feeling the energy, making it brighter and more powerful as you focus on it. Use the first color that comes to mind to tint the light, and repeat until you feel calm, comfortable, and ready to take the next step. There’s no rush.

5. Create Your Hallway

It’s time to start your journey. You will be using the tool of visualization. Imagine yourself in a long hallway with a large door at the end. See this hallway in as much detail as you can, whatever comes to mind, no matter what color it is, what it’s made of, the design of it, whether it’s decorated…it’s all up to you. Construct it in your mind, but be sure to remember it. You will be using it each time you seek a past life. Imagine this hallway with the expectation that, upon reaching the end and turning the knob of the big door, you will discover a past life.

6. Proceed Down Your Hallway

Make each step count. Take every one with purpose, and focus on the steps themselves. Watch your feet touch the ground, visualizing every aspect of your journey as you approach the door at the end of the hall. Envision this place with all of your senses, from the smell of the room to the sounds of your environment. When you get to the end (having taken your time carefully and not rushing yourself; there’s no hurry), take hold of the doorknob. See yourself doing it, focusing on every detail. Note the texture of the knob, the sound of the mechanism as you turn it, and the warmth or coolness of it. When the bolt is disengaged, take a breath and give the door a gentle push.

7. Welcome a Past Life

No matter what you see when you open the door, accept it as something from your previous planes of existence. Again, it doesn’t matter what it is, whether it’s a simple color or an entire scene. However, take whatever you see as the foundation. Build upon it. Feel it. Hold the imagery in your mind and open up to it, accepting anything that arises in your mind. The color could merge into a specific object, like a blanket or a wall. The scene might evolve as you go deeper into your vision and give you clues as to when you are and where. You could be thinking that you’re just imagining things at this point, but give yourself credit and truly believe you are remembering a past life.

8. Be Patient:

You could see absolutely nothing, and that’s perfectly okay. It’s time to refocus your mind even more. Think about a specific thing you’ve always loved doing, whether it’s a hobby, skill, or destination. Ask yourself these questions, “Why do I like this? Can this be past-life related?”

Is nothing happening? There is a “shoe method” for this. Look at your feet in your visualization. Focus on the first pair of shoes you see yourself wearing. You might see sandals and then realize you’re wearing a tunic. You might see little pointy shoes and realize you’re wearing a big silk gown. Keep going with it.

Once you’ve remembered something—even if it’s just a pair of shoes—and if you feel there’s a grain of truth to it, you can start your next meditation from there.

Always begin each session with something you’ve already seen. Always work from the known to the unknown.

9. Accept What You See

Acceptance of what you experience is key. The doubt may be really niggling into your brain at this point. “Am I actually experiencing the past, or am I just making things up?” Of course, on some occasions, you might be creating false memories. However, this is part of the process. These visions almost always have a shred of truth at their core. You will only know for certain when you’ve done a significant number of past-life meditations, seeing patterns and details repeated over and over again.

And if you don’t like what you saw, clearly there is nothing you can do to alter the lives you’ve already lived. It is entirely in the past.

In the meantime, you must choose to believe that what you see is genuine; if you don’t, you will never get anywhere. Your analytical mind will simply shoot down every image as a product of your overeager imagination.

10. Come Back to the Present

This step usually occurs on its own. It gets tiring keeping up with this visualization. Let it fade when it needs to. This will happen when the images stop coming, or your analytical, disbelieving mind starts taking over. This is the point when it’s okay to open your eyes and stay in the present.

However, you can also control your departure. If you’re ready to leave your past life, just picture that doorway where you began. Open the door and walk down the length of the hallway you constructed.

Other Methods

There’s more than one way to remember past lives, whether through recurring dreams or insights from psychic mediums. Each individual can discover their unique path to unlock and explore the secrets of their past.

Recurring Dreams

Recurring dreams may be a gateway to uncovering memories of past lives, a concept that intrigues both psychologists and spiritualists. These dreams, often vivid and emotionally intense, could be more than just repetitive patterns of our subconscious mind; they might be fragments of experiences from previous incarnations seeping into our current consciousness.

When we dream of places, people, or situations that feel intensely familiar yet are unconnected to our present life, these could be echoes from our former lives. These recurring dream themes might reveal specific details – like historical settings, languages we’ve never learned, or unexplained knowledge – that align with the theory of past life experiences. Such dreams can be a subconscious way of connecting with and processing our long, continuous soul journey across different lifetimes, offering insights into our current fears, desires, and relationships.

Past Life Regression Therapy

Past life regression therapy is a fascinating field that delves into the exploration of one’s past lives to address issues in the current life. This therapy is built on the belief that we have lived previous lives and that memories and experiences from these past incarnations can influence our present life, often in ways we may not fully understand.

Dr. Brian Weiss, a prominent figure in this field, has popularized past life regression hypnosis through his books and podcast appearances. His work emphasizes the therapeutic potential of exploring previous lifetimes, particularly in addressing deep-seated fears and promoting spiritual growth.

The central technique in past life regression therapy is hypnotherapy. A skilled hypnotherapist guides the individual into a deeply relaxed state, often using visualization techniques. In this state, individuals may access past life memories, which can be profound and vivid, sometimes explaining present-day phobias or preferences. The concept aligns with the theory of the Akashic Records, a cosmic repository of all human experiences.

A significant aspect of this therapy is the exploration of deja vu sensations, which some believe are remnants of past life experiences. These experiences are thought to resonate with our current life, manifesting as unexplained feelings or even physical markers like birthmarks.

The therapy also often involves the concept of spirit guides, entities believed to assist us in our journey on Earth. Through past life regression, individuals might encounter these guides, gaining insights that contribute to their well-being.

Psychic Readings

Past life readings can be a profound tool for those seeking to understand the intricacies of their soul’s journey. In these readings, it’s crucial to pay attention to the subtle details and messages conveyed, as they often hold the key to unlocking deeper self-awareness. By focusing on the present moment during a reading, individuals may find themselves transported through time, connecting with experiences and memories from the other side of their existence.

These revelations can range from identifying soulmates from past lives, highlighting enduring connections that transcend time and space, to uncovering significant past events that continue to impact current life choices and relationships. Through psychic readings, one gains not just knowledge of their previous incarnations but also a clearer perspective on their present path, enhancing their understanding of the soul’s eternal journey and the interconnected tapestry of life.

Exploring past lives opens doors to understanding beyond our current existence. Whether through dreams, regression therapy, or psychic readings, the journey into the depths of our soul’s history reveals profound insights. Embracing the possibility of reincarnation broadens our comprehension of life’s complexities and offers a glimpse into the timeless mysteries of existence, allowing us to navigate our present with a newfound depth of wisdom and self-awareness.

Remote Viewing in Sidereal Time Can Enhance Telepathy

Remote Viewing in Sidereal Time Can Enhance Telepathy

There appears to be evidence that psychic phenomena can be affected by external factors, including geomagnetic forces and our alignment with the cosmos. As strange as this may sound, researcher James Spottiswoode discovered significant data showing that remote viewing in sidereal time is directly correlated with success, or lack thereof, based on our orientation to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Though, he doesn’t know exactly why.

How One Researcher Knew to Calculate Sidereal Time

Sidereal time is a method used by astronomers to keep track of celestial objects. It is based on a time scale of Earth’s rotation in relation to fixed stars in the sky and was used to discover the mysterious nature of pulsars, the highly-magnetized, rotating neutron stars – a source of gravitational waves. But Spottiswoode’s use of sidereal time could point to something more intriguing than gravitational waves; possibly a source emitting or influencing our consciousness.

At a certain point during the day, our zenith, or the point in the sky directly above us, aligns with a particular point in the galaxy. Rather than measuring time based on the Earth’s orientation with the sun, one can measure time based on Earth’s orientation to this galactic point. Days measured in this sense are shorter than solar days by about four minutes, lagging by a little more than one day per year.

So, what does this have to do with remote viewing and psychic phenomena? It turns out that there are peak times during the day when our orientation to the galactic center can enhance success with remote viewing and psychic ability, what Spottiswoode refers to as anomalous cognition. There are also times during the day when psychic ability can be adversely affected by our orientation with the galaxy.




Spottiswoode came to this conclusion by examining a dataset of 20 years worth of psychic research, containing 1,524 trials, between 22 different studies. He found a 400 percent spike in the success rate of tests from remote viewing sessions and wondered what could be causing it. Upon initially examining the time of day when the sessions were being conducted, based on solar time, he kept finding discrepancies. But when organizing the data based on sidereal time, Spottiswoode found a correlation.


Sidereal Time


At 13:30 h local sidereal time (LST), the data showed that one would have 400 percent greater success with remote viewing. At this time, our planet is oriented with the Milky Way so that the galactic center is located directly on the horizon. This daily period of peak psychic cognition lasts for about three and a half hours, from 12:45 to 14:15 h LST. When the center of the galaxy is directly overhead, or at our zenith, psychic cognition drops to its lowest point, between 17.5 and 20 h.

This Spottiswoode Peak, as it came to be known, had to be connected with something outside of our solar system because sidereal time is based on right ascension, or a longitudinal line to a fixed point in the sky, which rules out anything local due to planetary movement.

But what exactly was this data that Spottiswoode was analyzing and who was he exactly?


Is Remote Viewing Real?

James Spottiswoode is a parapsychologist who has worked on an array of government-funded projects investigating psychokinesis and ESP. He also worked with the Stanford Research Institute during its CIA-funded remote viewing program, known as the Star Gate Project. During his time studying telepathy, Spottiswoode ran experiments testing quantum optics and extremely low-frequency electromagnetic waves on psychic functions.

In addition to discovering the sidereal effect, Spottiswoode found correlations between solar wind and geomagnetic activity in his measurements of anomalous cognition.

During times of low geomagnetic activity, he found that there was an increase in telepathic experiences. This he says, is the only known physical variable that affects anomalous cognition. Geomagnetism is due to interactions between solar wind and the ionosphere, when ionized plasma from solar storms hits the Earth, causing fluctuations in our geomagnetic field. So, if you want to optimize your remote viewing session, make sure you fall within the right sidereal window and plan to view when the solar forecast is clear.




But with all of this evidence, is remote viewing actually real? What did Spottiswoode make of all of this? While his goal was to look empirically at the data and not attempt to measure the quality of the successful sessions, he concluded that the effect sidereal time had on remote viewing was indeed real. He collected data from a new sample of 1015 trials to verify his findings on the original set, reaching the same conclusion. But could there have been a more mundane explanation?

He said that had he found it to correlate with our solar day, he would have associated the phenomenon with circadian rhythms or our scheduled work days, but this wasn’t the case. “…I’ve checked my data carefully and those kinds of effects could not mimic the sidereal correlation I found. Don’t ask me what it is, but it’s real,” he said.

Further research has found the same effect to occur on precognition in animals. One study found a correlation with the 13.5 h sidereal time on Zebra Finches’ precognitive reaction to a stimulus. A correlation was also found on a precognitive test run by Rupert Sheldrake, another researcher who studies psychic phenomena. During this experiment, subjects were tested to see if they could tell who was calling them on the phone before answering. They found subjects were significantly more likely to predict their caller during the peak, 13.5 h sidereal time, compared to the 19 h sidereal time.

If Spottiswoode’s discovery is real it warrants further research into the phenomenon and what could possibly be causing it. Unfortunately, government funding in projects relating to psychic phenomena and remote viewing was cut years ago, at least as far as we know. But for those who meditate, remote view, or astral project, sidereal time should be taken into consideration during your practice. It’s relatively easy to calculate, with websites that let you know what your LST is. Have you ever experienced enhanced psychic cognition due to sidereal time?

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