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Is Our Health Affected By Past Life Reincarnation?

Updated on April 5, 2017
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Nell has been interested in Reincarnation for many years, and recently joined the Signs of Reincarnation study group for further learning.

Past Life fear of fire reincarnation
Past Life fear of fire reincarnation

Do you believe...

that your health is being affected by a past life? Does reincarnation actually transfer your fears and phobias as well as physical illnesses from one life to another? If this is the case, how are we meant to eradicate the problem?

And more importantly how will we know that our last incarnation is actually the one thing that is causing all your mental or physical problems?

Most people who are suffering from phobias or mental illness will go to see a doctor, who will then prescribe medication and some sort of therapy.

But here's the thing. What if the problem is not just your lifetime? Can normal therapy actually help?

Here we take a look at the options to see how and why your are suffering these emotional traumas.

Let's take phobias....

Yes, let's take them. And throw them out of the window! There are some pretty strange phobias out there, some of them are so bizarre you literally couldn't make it up!

I have a friend who has a fear of buttons! Unlikely but true! I would imagine it was something to do with when they were small. Maybe they were helping mom with the button box and a beetle got in the way, the child picked it up and there you go. One big wacking phobia about buttons.

Another friend, yep not making it up! He hated cotton wool buds! You know those cotton wool pads they put inside medication bottles. He could never take a tablet for a headache purely because he couldn't get past the cotton wool! Not sure how that one started, but it could purely be the feeling of cotton wool. Its a bit scratchy and lets face it, it can definitely set your teeth on edge!

Past life memory drowning in waterfall
Past life memory drowning in waterfall

But what if?....

So you live in a city, never really see the countryside, and always go everywhere by car. But each night you dream of drowning in a pool beneath a waterfall. You have this dream many times in your life, and when you are awake the idea of going swimming sends a cold shiver down your spine.

What comes first? Is it the feeling of fear when you see water that manifests itself into a nightmare scenario when you sleep?

Or is it the other way round? Let's get down to basics here. Is this the way you died in your last life? Is that why you dream it over and over again?

And what if it is true? How are we going to stop that dream, and make you feel better about swimming?

Here's a thought. Maybe the dream is still with you for a reason. If you believe in Fate, or Karma, maybe this is the way for you to learn your mistakes.

You need to learn to swim! Let's face it, if you could swim in your last life, you wouldn't have drowned now would you? But, that's easy to say isn't it?

But what if you wake up in a sweat after dreaming that you are caught in a house fire?

How do we cure that fear?

woman sitting outdoors in nature
woman sitting outdoors in nature

Regression therapy or meditation?

First of all you can always book an appointment with a regression therapist. He or she will take you back to your past life through hypnosis where you can confront your fears and see why and how you were so frightened.

This may take a few sessions as you may find that you repel against that horrible memory. Hopefully after a few sessions you will be able to confront your fear and actually control the memories so that you understand why and what started them.

On the other hand meditation at home is a really good way to open up your mind and just let the memories flow. Choose a good meditation tape that will gently take you into a relaxed state of mind.

You should then start to concentrate on your phobias. Ask yourself out loud, 'Why am I so afraid of'? Then add the phobia. Say this out loud. Your mind will then start to process the question. Our minds are amazing little tools. The are constantly trying to figure out problems for us, so by speaking aloud you will start the process of remembering.

Of course a phobia could be something that happened in this life too. Either way, you should start to get those memories popping into your mind.

Einstein was a real follower of this method. He would take himself into the countryside and just let all his problems fade away. He would then allow his mind to wander around the Universe trying to find answers but not allowing his conscious mind to get in the way.

By the time he was back home he had virtually solved his problems. You can too.

Here's a few more ways to help remember and learn from those memories.

  1. Always take a notepad to bed with you, so when you wake you can scribble down your dreams and see what is relevant.
  2. After taking down those notes, try to put them in some sort of order, such as; Is it a reincarnation memory? Maybe a symbolic meaning? Or just plain rubbish churned up by the days events.
  3. Face your phobia, literally! Stare at it, whether in reality or on paper or screen. See what it feels like. Is it fear, awe or disgust? Ask yourself why.
  4. If its pain that you feel instead of a phobia, obviously get it checked out. I am going on the assumption that this has already been done and nothing has been found that is physical such as an injury.
  5. Once you realise that your pain is not caused by anything physical, try to remember if something happened when you were a child, or bring forth that reincarnation memory.
  6. This is the main object of your tests. And its going to take a lot of Imagination. Here goes. Imagine that you are within that dream of drowning in a lake or pool under the waterfall as I mentioned above. But this time, instead of running away from the feeling, try to 'write' the ending of the story in a different way. For example imagine that actually you are not drowning. You manage to swim to the surface and head for the bank of the pool. You then 'see' yourself laying in the sun with a smile on your face.
  7. If its pain you feel then imagine the pain going away. You never got shot with an arrow. You never fell of that cliff in your past life, and if you did, well, you recovered and healed well.

If you do these exercises over and over again, you will train your brain to understand that you needn't feel the pain or have that phobia. Your mind will believe the new memories, and they will soon be part of your subconscious mind.

Just remember, you are dreaming, feeling or remembering those past life memories for a reason! The reason is so that you can heal from them in this lifetime.

'If you're a really mean person you're going to come back as a fly and eat poop.”

— Kurt Cobain

The trouble with reincarnation


Is that however hard we try we can never really access all of the memories. Rather like a faulty TV set our memories come and go in small bites. I have had some real humdinger dreams, obviously most of them are either pure rubbish or wishful thinking. I mean who else would dream they were sitting talking to David Beckham? Yep, wishful thinking!

But some of my dreams have been disturbing and downright real, for example my article A Dream of Cavaliers Reincarnation Or Genetic Memory? Shows that sometimes our dreams are so much more.

I think the answer is that we have to open our minds. We are so brainwashed if you like, into believing what we are told by people who think they know all the answers.

The amazing thing is that science seems to be the way to go! They are always looking at new evidence of how atoms work, how our bodies carry energy which as many of us know never ever dies, so maybe one of these days they will find the answer to reincarnation too.

But as I said above, the trouble with reincarnation is that we have to trust our own judgement.

Is it a real reincarnation memory? How can we tell? And if it is what should we learn from it?

'For the first forty days, a child

is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys winding paths

a hundred small lessons

and then the past is erased'

— Michael Ondaatje
1920s love was this you in a past life or did your ancestors pass on their DNA memory?
1920s love was this you in a past life or did your ancestors pass on their DNA memory?

Memories and Adrenaline.

I always believed that memories were triggered by adrenaline. While researching this article I was surprised to see that scientists had already come to this conclusion. It makes sense. Think back to all your early memories. Which ones do you remember the most?

Its usually the good ones, but much more likely, the bad memories. So it makes sense to think that if you did live in a past life, and now you are reincarnated again, you are going to take those memories with you.

Genetic Memory.


Genetic memory is believed to be our race memory or ancestral memory. As babies we learn from our mothers, but many things are known automatically.

These days scientist believe that we can also remember certain things that our biological parents did in their lives. Its still pretty new, but it does make sense. If we have our mother's nose, or our father's temperament then why not certain memories?

Whether our phobias or freaky pains come from our past lives, or this life, sometimes we have to retrain our brains. And maybe that's the reason why we remember them. This time round we are here to learn, and this is part of the process.


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      Nell Rose 6 months ago from England

      Hi Deb, I do think many of us are more connected to nature than others. I definitely am. I love trees and flowers, I am always wandering in the woods near me, and would hate to live in a town. I am not sure about a new soul, I would actually think you are a very old soul because of your connection to nature the world and so on. I think if there really are souls that come back again and again I would think that new souls would be greedy for the technology, cars etc, old souls would go for the natural, thanks so much for reading.

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      Deb Hirt 6 months ago

      The amazing thing, Nell, is that I have so many GOOD memories and very few bad ones. I am so connected to the natural world, and many times, birds or other animals come even closer to me for photos, in so many cases. Makes me think that I was a bird once!

      I also feel very protective about our ecology, and know so many ways on how to improve it, but why? I have not studied it, but have a very strong scientific background.

      I also like biographies and autobiographies of people that have tried to improve nature? Who am I, really? I was once told by someone that I am a new soul, whatever that means...

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      Nell Rose 22 months ago from England

      Thanks stella, yes we all seem to have memory dreams that are so darn real its spooky! that one sounds really scary of yours, hope you get to the bottom of it, and thanks again, Merry Christmas!

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      stella vadakin 22 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Nell, This is a very interesting subject.I believe there is a world of spirits, and maybe reincarnation. I know one thing and that is there is so much we do not know. I have an incident from my past I can't remember. A woman was going to stab a man, I was watching but can't remember the rest. I suppose maybe I am not ever to know. Great article, Merry Christmas, stella

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Jewels, how fascinating! and something I hadn't thought of, yes you may well be right! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Jewels 2 years ago from Australia

      One reason why 'genetic memory' is associated here is because of a resonance. When you take planetary forces as a whole you have to look at them as forces - like a wind that influences behavior. Basically that is what astrology is - the psychology as determined by the forces of the stars (that in essence is where the root of astrology comes from - aster). If you were to do the charts of your ancestors, you would see a resonance of forces. So not only is there a 'like attracts like' influence to reincarnation, you will inherit personality traits and the genetic predisposition that aligns with the organics of your family history.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Nadine, yes I am beginning to think that genetic memory is the answer, or one of the answers to reincarnation. Your story is fascinating! thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi ps, thanks so much for reading, and glad you liked it, nell

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Great question and a fantastic hub. Yes I do believe in having a Genetic memory. Why? My grandfather traveled in a ox wagon throughout Africa and South Africa and I always dreamed of palm trees while growing up in Holland where there are no palm trees. I was also always attracted to live in the southern hemisphere while growing up. I also believe that being in my creative mode any anguish ( if any) will disappear.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Nell...you know I suppose no one will ever really know if reincarnation is 'real' and if things that affect our lives are from a previous life...

      Your article gives much food for thought.

      I am bookmarking it to come back and reread.

      I have always been fascinated by this topic and you have taken it to whole new level.

      Sending Angels your way this morning ps

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi virayabo, yes genetic memory is a fascinating subject and one I totally believe in. some of the dreams I have are so real and definitely not mine, so I do believe they are memories of past family members. And I think that is the trouble, is it reincarnation or genetic memory? thanks so much for reading, nell

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      viryabo 2 years ago

      I believe in reincarnation and also believe that dreams are much more than . . . mere dreams.

      What fascinates me the most is "genetic memory". hearing of this for the first time, but somehow, i can relate to it. I'd certainly want to know more details about my parents, grand, and great grand parents lives before i arrived this earth.

      I'm quite curious about this because after reading this eye-opening article, a lot of thoughts have been racing through my mind. What may have happened in their lives that's being repeated in mine?

      Why do i always have a quiet fear of danger with things flashing through my mind? I have learned to face these inner fears and cast them off my mind, but they sometimes creep back.

      I also have the most vivid dreams, many fearful (though i always get saved), and good enough i remember most of them. A friend once told me that maybe i had died a violent death in a past life.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks ladyguitar, sorry it took me so long to answer, glad you liked it, nell

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi Neil, I enjoyed your interesting hub as always. I think we do not know much of anything, but will find out one day. There is so much we will learn. Good work.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Genna, I wrote about coulrophobia! lol! fear of clowns! that probably came from when you were a small child, an I will look up that quote too, I had heard it before but didn't know who it was who said it, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Jackie, sounds interesting! I will have to go and take a look, sorry it took so long to answer, bit of a rush here at the moment! lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Nell, you write the most interesting hubs. I, too, believe in reincarnation and those ghosts of genetic memory that can whisper to us in our dreams.

      'For the first forty days, a child

      is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys winding paths

      a hundred small lessons

      and then the past is erased'

      — Michael Ondaatje

      A wonderful quotation that echoes the very same qualities in your fascinating article. I had an overpowering sense of déjà vu years ago...I've never forgotten it. Now...if I could just figure out my fear of clowns. Seriously; ever since I was a child, I've been afraid of them.

      Voted way up and shared.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Mathew 11 Jesus is talking and says

      14"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come. 15"He who has ears to hear, let him hear.…

      Sorry; been meaning to get back. Something else interesting is that Elijah and Enoch never died...many expect they will be the two witnesses coming up soon in end times who will be killed for their testimony and lay dead in the street for all the world to see (Now I understand how easy that will be whereas I never could years ago!) and they will come back to life!

      Hal Lindsey would probably be someone you would enjoy reading; have you read Late, Great, Planet Earth or Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth" He gets a bit into unusual or maybe paranormal type stuff of the bible.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Suzette, thanks as always, and always great to see you, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Wow Lizzy! you have got it bad! not to even name it? thats amazing! I do feel sorry for you, especially over there in America where they have them, maybe you should see someone to try to get rid of it, and yes its possible that its from a previous life! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      What an interesting article, Nell. I have never thought of past lives causing mental or physical issues. I will have to look into this further.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      You've done it again, Nell: hit it out of the park!

      Fascinating topic, and one I wish I could explore on a more personal level. Unfortunately, there is no budget for regression therapy, any how, and I don't feel I can be hypnotized in the first place. I tried it once, and the therapist couldn't get me relaxed enough...I remained fully aware of every detail of the here and now, and nothing I was trying to reach came up. (It was for ordinary relaxation, not past-life stuff).

      That said, I do believe that since we are fueled by energy, which can neither be created nor destroyed, we must go somewhere to another plane, and why not come back again?

      I do have one severe phobia...I may have mentioned before..and that is of those legless reptiles who hiss and strike...so bad is my phobia that I don't even want to speak the word that names the species, or type it, and I don't want to even see photos, still or otherwise of the things. They totally freak me out and creep me out. I wouldn't kill one if I came across one; not going to get that close! I'd be too busy running hell-bent-for-leather in the opposite direction. Why is this? I've never seen one outside of public aquaria/museums; I've never encountered one in the wild; never been bitten. Maybe I died of such a bite in a past life. That's my best educated guess, for there is no reason in this life. And, that fear/phobia kept me from ever trying backpack camping, which I otherwise would have loved.

      Voted up +++ shared, pinned, and shared to my friend's paranormal page on Face Book. ;-)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks kitty, fascinating to hear that you have dreams about a wave, must be pretty scary! yes we definitely have dreams and feelings that are not ours, so they must either be a past life or something we don't know yet in science nature or psychic!

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      Nicole Canfield 2 years ago from the Ether

      YEP, loved this hub. As usual! I have two fears - drowning (this comes from dreams/memories of a huge wave hitting me and taking me under) and crowds. I believe that my fear of deep water/drowning definitely has to do with past lives...more than one. I think in one I drowned after being hit by a huge wave and in another life I was drowned after being accused of witchcraft. I love swimming and have no problem swimming, but I tend to stay in the shallow end of the ocean.

      As for my fear of crowds...I have no idea where it comes from, perhaps a crowd of people in a past life drowned me? I imagine being swept up by a crowd, carried off, and thrown into the river. Not sure, but I know as soon as I'm in a crowd of a hundred people or so I begin to feel like walls are closing in around me...like there's no end to this sea of people and I won't have personal space ever again...it's hard to explain.

      I really enjoyed your hub...I do believe we carry over memories from past lives, both good and bad. I also believe that we can heal from them. :) Thanks!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi mary, yes I totally agree with you, our minds are pretty weird at the best of times! lol! how do we know that anything is as it looks like? maybe reincarnation is the real way to go? thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Deb, yes I remember! wow! I think it shows when something, such as your poetry shows that it had to be influenced or come from somewhere, so, if you hadn't lived there then it would be harder for example, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Miz, thanks so much for reading, and your amazing story too that really tells the fact that others have experienced it too, amazing!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      So much we don't know. I smiled when I read Deb's comment as I too am attracted to the Middle Ages, however, I don't have her ability to write in an archaic manner.

      We know nothing of the future and so little about the true past in our lives. Reincarnation is certainly possible. As we know, or suspect, those deja vu moments could be past memories. There we have a direct link to reincarnation, many times.

      The mind, like the rest of the world, still has so much to explore!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It will sure be interesting to see how this unfolds with past memories. I think I told you once that I was always attracted to the Middle Ages, and it it nothing for me to write poetry in an archaic manner. I must have gotten that from somewhere, right? I also hope to do great things for animals and the environment, too, so we'll see what happens there.

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Nell, this is a really good article on a subject that we as human souls are just now beginning to explore. Science won't be able to explain it until science and spirituality meld, which they will sometime in the future. In the meantime we will struggle with the question.

      I have always had an unexplained fear of the dark. I'm not sure if it is from a past life experience or because I "feel" the spirits around me. I have never been one to see spirits, but I feel them, and after I realized this fact, I believe I can sort out the bad ones from the benevolent ones and my fear isn't as severe.

      It is a complex issue because we are multidimensional souls. We have brothers and sisters (soulmates) under the same oversoul. I've always been a swimmer, but one day my young self got water up my nose and a memory tried to come through. I am also repulsed and even fearful of stories about the Titanic and refuse to watch any movies involving the Titanic. Later in my studies and meditations, I came to a realization that it was my sister soul who drowned on the Titanic. I knew that I had not been on the Titanic because it has been 200 or 300 years since my last reincarnation, but I could feel that drowning as if it were my own. Knowing it was a sister soul I was feeling is helping me to get over my revulsion of the Titanic.

      I have had a COPD-type lung problem as long as I can remember. A psychic friend said it may be because I smothered under heavy furs in a cave during the ice age. I haven't accepted that because I did have hystoplasmosis as a child, but maybe the hystoplasmosis occurred because of the past life experience.

      One of my sons was born terrified of animals, even little cuddly stuffed ones. A psychic friend believes that during a recent reincarnation, he was accidentally dropped into a zoo pit with lions and killed. Supposedly the person lifted him up to better see the animals and dropped him. Anyway, he is now over his fear and loves cats, dogs and horses.

      My other son is a reincarnated Nazi killed in battle. He is having a more difficult time getting past this than the other son.

      I hope that giving some examples of our family will add credence to your hub as I notice that there are always some skeptics. Voted up++

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Jewels, that would be great! let me know when you are heading over and I will tell you whether its near or not, sounds amazing!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Deb, yes many people don't want to believe because it hasn't happened to them! if it did they would be the first to say this is what is true, but hey thats' just human nature, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Jewels 2 years ago from Australia

      Nell, hoping to be over there next year. Maybe we can meet up.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Well, another great piece of work! You are amazing!

      I do believe in re-incarnation and that our past lives do affect our present ones, health fears and working out things such as Karmic Debt. I also have dreams that are premonitory too and some that are just junk. Don't get me started on all my ghostly experiences. I do believe they "know" what they are and have figured them out but not many listen becasue it is not what they want to hear or believe.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi bravewarrior, that's interesting, maybe your fear is caused by a memory that you have forgotten, either in this life or another one, amazing isn't it? thanks and great to see you! nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Koffee, glad you liked it, it is one of those things that makes me want to know more until it nearly drives me nuts! lol!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks MsDora, yes genetic memory is pretty amazing isn't it? I am definitely going to look into it more, thanks, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Chitrangada, that's interesting that you should say that about your fear of drowning, it could very well be a reincarnation memory! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Alicia, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Jewels, that sounds fascinating! I would love to see a regression therapist any chance that you live in England? lol! thanks for the book ideas I will definitely go and take a look, nell

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm not sure if I have phobias, but I have developed fears later in life that I didn't have as a child or young adult. One such fear is open-backed stairs. They terrify me, as do ladders. I can only go so far, then I freeze and have to go back down.

      Reincarnation fascinates me. I've often wondered whether or not I've lived before now.

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      Susan Haze 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      @Nell Rose This was an awesome hub. It questioned and answered many of the things I have wondered about reincarnation. Fascinating article.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Nell, your articles are always interesting. Never studied reincarnation but I know I could learn something about it from you. Hope you'd write more on genetic memory as the study develops. Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Excellent hub about past life and reincarnation!

      I always enjoy reading your hubs on such topics. You raise some interesting thoughts here.

      Whether there is scientific evidence or not is a topic of debate, but I find it interesting and would like to believe its true.

      Sometimes I think I must have died due to drowning, because I always have a fear that I will get drowned if I go near a river or sea.

      Absolutely interesting hub, voted up!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Reincarnation is certainly a fascinating topic! Thanks for sharing your ideas, Nell. They make an interesting and thought provoking hub.

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      Jewels 2 years ago from Australia

      Hi Nell, I'm a regression therapist myself using Inner Space Techniques to source the now and what led to it! I've had several past life experiences - all leading to how I act, react, and interact with the world today. It's a fascinating topic. You may also be interested in the book Past Lives written by Ruth Helen Camden - full of case studies also and their relationship to health and neurotic or psychotic conditions in the here and now.

      Great article.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Phyllis, that's great! I will be over to read it tomorrow, its late now, but thanks!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi again, Nell. My hub on that is Past Life Recalls and Puma at http://phyllisdoyle.hubpages.com/hub/Puma-My-Totem

      I have had several other past life dreams, but the one with Puma helped me more than others.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Ruby, I would suspect that your phobias are there purely because you know the dangers out there, its a scary thing when you are driving on the motorway! lol! trust me I know! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Phyllis, thats amazing and interesting, I would love to read about that? thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Dabble, lol! that's true! and yes reincarnation does go into the mysticism box, thanks for reading, nell

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Well of course I have phobias, doesn't everyone? I have a fear of the interstate, ( I will drive back roads to avoid them. ) When I'm traveling and must get on the interstate I have panic attacks. Rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms. I do not know why this happens unless I had an automobile accident in a past life or fear from a childhood event. I am open to all possibilities. Interesting topic Nell. I love to read your take on the unknown....

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Nell. Yes, I do believe that our health can be affected by past life issues and fears. I had a terrifying fear of heights which prevented me from doing things which would actually make me sick (like going on a ferris wheel or walking on a sky walk) till I had three successive dreams from a past life that cleared things up for me and alleviated the fear.

      To eradicate the past life issues that can handicap our minds and activities I think the meditation exercises you mention can be of great help.

      Great and very useful hub, Nell. Voted up and shared.

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      DabbleYou 2 years ago

      Science finding answers to reincarnation? hah! They couldn't even find the answer to ghosts. ;) Anyway, I think science will never touch the subject of mysticism, which I think is where reincarnation belong. Really interesting hub. :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi quicksand, never heard that one before, but you never know! lol! thanks for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hiya Frank, thanks, you may well be right, I don't think any of us will ever know for certain, in this life, the next or even the one after! lol! if there is one of course!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Vellur, thanks so much for reading, and I am glad you liked it, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Cris, that's a great answer! a congestion of souls! never thought of that! lol! yes I hope its true, either that or our brains retain info that isn't ours! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi drbj, Yes I do believe in it, I think, its either this or something even more strange! lol! thanks as always, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks truth, yes its amazing where these phobias come from, obviously something set you off, maybe a past life? interesting though, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Larry, yes you are probably right, a diy way is probably better. I have had the most amazing dreams of things I could not possibly know about, one in particular that couldn't even be found on the internet apart from one second on a video! how about that? lol! great to see you, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi ignugent, thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hiya Jackie, what part of the bible mentions it? I can't remember even though I was looking for it! lol! can't read the whole thing again! great to see you and thanks, nell

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      quicksand 2 years ago

      I have heard that people who are sickly happen to be so as they have been unkind to animals in their past existences. This could be true as it makes a whole lot of sense. Cheers!

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      I dont believe in reincarnation, but I'd love the idea of having a past life.. health affected or not...it always peaked my interest ad I always wondered about it.. but knew it was just fantasy.. at least for me.. great hub my friend voted awesome :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      An interesting read and much food for thought. Some believe in reincarnations and some do not. This concept has always interested me greatly and have many times wondered how and why. As you have so well put it, we are here to learn and that is part of the process. Enjoyed the read and voted way up.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ha...ha...for Kurt Cobain's quote-unquote!

      Kidding aside, this is one fascinating subject. Two actually: phobia and reincarnation. And you always keep your readers thinking.

      I can't think of any phobia but I'd like to believe in reincarnation or there'll be congestion of souls. :)

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      drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

      I once read 'Many Lives, Many Masters' by Brian Weiss and found it very interesting. But whether reincarnation is a fact or a fantasy - the jury is still out on that one. Regardless, Nell, this is an excellent exploration of the topic. And as you pointed out, each of us has to trust our own judgment on the subject.

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      truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I hate going into the bank. Hate it. I use the night deposit to avoid going in there - I get the feeling that the bank will be robbed while I am there. And, I have "parallel parking anxiety" - at least that is what I call it. I can force myself to do both things though, so I don't think it is a real phobia. I would just prefer not to. Your article brings up some interesting points to consider.

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      Larry Fields 2 years ago from Northern California

      Hi Nell. You've written another truly outstanding hub! Voted up and more.

      Although I have a scientific bent, I do believe in reincarnation. Why? As the old saying goes, I know it in my bones. How does it NOT affect my life?

      It does not affect my financial decisions.

      I do not stand on street corners, telling all passers-by that I really want to help them.

      However it does affect my memory. There was a third point about how reincarnation, is not affecting my life, but I've forgotten what it is.

      Seriously though, I believe that some health problems reflect poetic justice vis-à-vis past lives. For example, if you were intolerant of people with disabilities in a past life, you may discover what it feels like, when the shoe is on the other foot, in your present life.

      Assuming that past life regression therapy is not codswallop, would it be helpful in this type of situation? Probably not.

      For those of us who are not newbie humans, learning from our past lives can tell us a bit about who we are this this life. Even if those insights are not verifiable, the process is interesting.

      Can patchouli-scented past life 'specialists' help ordinary people, without extraordinary phobias, who want to explore their past lives. I am skeptical.

      Let's remember the brouhaha about 'recovered memories' of abuse from childhood. Is guided past life regression qualitatively different? Caveat emptor.

      In my not-so-humble opinion, past-life exploration is strictly DIY. I've already told you about one of my past Australian lives. These may partially explain my interest in the island continent.

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      Hello Nell Rose, how are you doing?

      What an extraordinary Hub article, listing multiple reason for physical and mental illnesses plaguing humanity due to willingly choosing to accept them via their belief. ( This is first time in my life I've forced myself to read the " other side" of belief, oppressive to my otherwise calm and peaceful spiritual being .)...

      Thank you from bottom of my heart for awareness to keep myself on guard building the hedge protection in my daily confrontation with other real spiritual forces... Due to seriousness of the subject I am compelled to discontinue further commenting. Yet, I would beg you , allow me please to answer your opening question "Do you believe... that your health is being affected by a past life.?!" No, not only because I choose to be healthy , rejecting myth that my God is incomplete in His absolute Power and might, forced to be recycling His children... Believing is most powerful spiritual choice of any person since the universal principle in the orbit around us is "Be unto you according to your believing." Here we have it, knowing who gets the credit or whom to blame...

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Interesting hub Nell Rose. We just don't know some of the things happening in our being. It is just mind boggling that we fear of something .

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Since the bible speaks of reincarnation I feel free to explore that fact and have wondered myself about certain fears I can't explain; if possibly it was from something weird like that. I certainly believe in a spirit world so who knows what all is going on around us. Ewwwwwww

      lol Fun read! ^+

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi mary thanks so much, and yes I totally agree! lol! great to see you, nell

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi Ruchira how lovely to see you! That's interesting that you have heard of him and undergone the regression therapy too! thanks as always, nell

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      You, know, I really don't think I have any phobias. Reincarnation is a very fascinating subject. I respect every living creature because that tiny little any could be my Grandfather!

      You have written another very interesting Hub and very informative, too.

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Ruchira 2 years ago from United States

      You have approached this topic with delicacy and I have heard of Dr. Weiss's therapy and being a reiki practitioner I have undergone regression therapy too.

      Wishing you peace, Nell.

      xoxo

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks Bill, I am sure you are totally phobia free! lol! always great to see you, nell

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very interesting, Nell. Okay, you got me thinking. I'm not sure I have a phobia...maybe I have one and don't know it yet. As for reincarnation, I have an open mind. There is so much we don't understand about life...or lives....so I'm more than willing to accept the possibility.

      bill

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks for your opinion and ideas Buildreps yes its amazing isn't it? its so complicated and convoluted so to speak! glad you liked it, nell

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      Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

      That's a great question, and a great Hub as well.

      You'll never find answers in experimentalism, nor in science. Scientists (atheists) reject the soul, and therefore reincarnation.

      Don't rely on regression as well, since you mix your consciousness with another person. Only dreams and meditation may give answers, although these messages are presented in such a way that you can hardly interpret them. Then you have your intuition. That's likely still your best instrument of all. That very silent voice inside!

      Recently I posted this answer on this question: "Why do we not remember our past lives ?" I quote my own answer:

      "We do, during our dreams. We live in a objective dream world when we are awake and in a subjective dream world when we are sleeping.

      There is a reason why we cannot remember all our past lives. Our soul is infinitely old with an infinite amount of experiences. You'll get an overload when you would remember all of it. All these memories form to what we are now today through our conscience and consciousness.

      During our dreams we are cut off from the objective world. Our senses stopped to work to a certain degree, and we turn automatically inward to our subjective soul consciousness, where all the memories of past are stored. It's a kind of free float through an infinite pool of memories. Some of the experiences and memories stored from past lives pass our mind mostly depending of the kind of experiences we had last day or last week. We can learn a lot from our dreams when we are able to interpret them correctly.

      Dreams are no predictions of the future, because the future cannot be predicted, it isn't there yet. We have free will. But free will can come with a price that we've paid before. When we keep continuing the path that we're go along, the soul can warn you, based on past lives experiences, that this or that might be the outcome. It's always good to remember a dream, to write the serious ones down, and possibly talk about them. Try to analyse your dream is always a good thing.

      In dreams everything is possible, since the objective laws of nature do not apply there, and this makes dreams sometimes too weird to explain to others (in the objective world).

      I hope I was able to explain this question a little bit. This knowledge doesn't come solely from me. It's passed on through a society of initiates."