- Death & Loss of Life
Reincarnation: How to Heal from Past Life Heartbreak
Written By: Jaclyn Popola
When my mother was a little girl three years of age, she remembers riding her tricycle on the sidewalk in front of her house and saying to herself in Spanish, "Andale! Andale bicicleta!" No one in her family spoke Spanish, and the cartoon character Speedy Gonzalez, who frequently shouted, "Andale!" was not yet on the air. She then grew frustrated because she wanted to say more but couldn't remember the words. She recalls thinking to herself, "Next time when I come back, I'm going to remember."
When I began taking Spanish classes in ninth grade, I picked it up immediately. I had never been around Spanish-speaking people, and yet I never had to study for a single test. I excelled at the language, although when I tried my hand at French or German, it was hopeless. Even now that it's been seven years since I last sat in a Spanish classroom, I have retained everything I learned. It was almost as if I was not learning it for the first time, but remembering it. My mother and I have a soul connection and an intense bond that makes me feel certain we knew each other in a life before this one, particularly somewhere in Spain. Brian Weiss, M.D., author of my favorite book on past life regression, Only Love Is Real, says that groups of souls (called soul families) tend to travel together from one life to the next. Sometimes the soul who was your mother in a past life will reincarnate as your sister in the next. A father can become a brother, or a husband. We do not lose the connections we form with other souls, though we may lose our physical bodies.
"So many of our fears," he writes, "are based in the past, not the future. Often the things we fear the most have already happened either in childhood or in a past life. Because we have forgotten or only dimly remember, we fear that the traumatic event may become real in our future."
Dr. Weiss is also renowned for his treatment of mental disorders and physical ailments that have not responded to any modern day therapies. He hypnotized a claustrophobic man and found that he died trapped in a cave after running out of oxygen; a man who suffered from intense pain in his right shoulder learned that he had been stabbed in that spot with a sword in the Middle Ages; a woman terrified of water found she had almost drowned in a lake in the 1800's. It works almost like a miracle. Once the root is discovered and recognized, the healing process can begin.
Dr. Weiss has also had enormous success in grief counseling. Patients who are deeply distraught over the death of a loved one come to him for hypnosis and past life regression. If they are fortunate enough to encounter their beloved in a past life setting, their grief is lessened tenfold. Once the patient sees for herself that she has known her loved one in many other lifetimes, she realizes that she is never truly alone and takes comfort in the knowledge that she will see her loved one again, not in this life but in the next one.