Is Reincarnation Real?
By Wendy Powers
I have found from doing psychic readings over the years that many people are stuck in a life problem and seem doomed to repeat the issue or never resolve it unless they go to where the original karma began. Sometimes that means looking at past life, then again it may be karma we have created in the current life. Picking the same type of person each time we find a new love even when we think the person will be so much different than the last relationship. What is recurring is really within yourself and whether it is a relationship or any other life issue you sometimes need to look within and resolve the issue in order to clear the karma.
Some people just cannot come to grips with the thought that it could be a past life issue because they just don't know if they believe in reincarnation.
What is it that reincarnates and how exactly does it happen?
Bhagavad Gita, the ancient text of India suggests that the soul leaves when the
body dies. The type of body and psychological disposition (likes, dislikes, phobias, and so on) one receives upon rebirth is dependent on the actions (karma) within that one life combined with the actions from previous lives. By some inconceivable system, all of one's positive and negative deeds are recorded. This means no one gets away with anything. Moreover, all positive and negative actions create within the individual a psychological disposition to continue performing that action. For example, if one starts stealing or gets in the habit of lying and doesn't try to change these tendencies, then in the next life, one will pick up where they left off. The same goes for positive actions.
The mind propels us into action based on its conditioning which is based on past actions. So, when the body reaches its demise, the mind and soul get transferred into --hopefully-- another human womb. Even while in the womb, the mind remains active and is recalling events from the previous life. In a NY Times article, “Do Babies Dream,” Charles P. Pollack, director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Weill explains, "Most dreaming occurs during a type of sleep called REM sleep, which occurs at all life stages, including infancy, and even before infancy, in fetal life.”
This article doesn't establish the fact that the dreams of the fetus are from previous lives, but it does indicate that the little guy is dreaming. If he or she hasn't lived before, what in the world could it be dreaming of?
The mind functions kind of like a hard drive with millions of files on it. If a hard drive is transferred into a different computer, the new computer will have all the same information as the previous one. So, when the mind and soul are relocated into a new body, the exterior is different, but all the programming stored in the mind are exactly the same. This programming will make the person behave in very much the same way as they did in the previous life because the conditioning and impressions are the same. The car may be different, but the driver is the same. Hence, we are not very different from who we were in our previous life. The memories are very specific and can often be verified. Dr. Ian Stevenson the founder and director of the University of Virginia's Division of Perceptual Studies researched and wrote about this phenomena extensively.
Dr. Ian Stevenson is probably the best known, if not most respected, collector of scientific data that appears to provide scientific proof that reincarnation is real.
Instead of relying on hypnosis to verify that an individual has had a previous life, he instead chose to collect thousands of cases of children who spontaneously (without hypnosis) remember a past life. Dr. Ian Stevenson uses this approach because spontaneous past life memories in a child can be investigated using strict scientific protocols. Hypnosis, while useful in researching past lives, is less reliable from a purely scientific perspective. In order to collect his data, Dr. Stevenson methodically documents the child's statements of a previous life. Then he identifies the deceased person the child remembers being, and verifies the facts of the deceased person's life that match the child's memory. He even matches birthmarks and birth defects to wounds and scars on the deceased, verified by medical records. His strict methods systematically rule out all possible "normal" explanations for the child’s memories.
To help you to discover and resolve karma that maybe holding you back from spiritual evolution and happiness, I recommend you may need to look into a past life through Hypnosis. One expert in this type of hypnosis therapy will be my guest Saturday September 6, 10:00am EST. on Body Mind Spirit Radio, “The Wendy Powers show.”
Laura Chandler is a certified hypnotherapist, and founder of the Sacred Stream which is a non-profit organization and school for consciousness studies dedicated to bringing the wisdom of ancient spiritual and healing traditions into awareness of contemporary society. Laura will discus what to expect in a past life regression session. She uses the Depth Hypnosis method. This is a unique method which encourages self-responsibility as it engages the client in a process of self-empowerment through self-knowledge. Whatever your symptoms, Depth Hypnosis as a model seeks to meet you where you are. Every person is unique, and so the process of Depth Hypnosis for each person must also be unique. The Sacred Stream was founded in 2002 and is located in Berkeley California. They offer a core set of classes in subjects such as Depth Hypnosis, Applied Shamanism, Applied Buddhism, Integrated Energy Medicine and Trans-personal Psychology.
For more information visit; sacredstream.org or depthhypnosis.com
As a Clairvoyant, I also can read a person's past life through my psychic abilities and very often see exactly where and when your issue (karma) may have begun. Sometimes, without having to go through hypnosis, but by just knowing your karma and how and why it started is enough for you to release it and move on with your life.
So make sure you join me on my September “First Saturday” radio show on BMSRadio at 10:00 EST with my guest, Laura Chandler.
I will be taking your calls for questions and mini readings. Call into the show early to get into the queue for your Mini reading: 646-378-0378
Infinite Love & Peace,
Wendy Nugent Powers
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