Do you need to Believe In Past Lives, to Have a Regression? (and the ACIM stand)

a course in miracles

The concept of past lives is very exciting for me. I love to listen to the memories of people who vividly remember things from the distant times – as it often happens with young children. Others find in their past lives the explanation of strong attraction or conflict with someone.  I am also always surprised with the strong negative reaction of some people when I casually mention PLR.

Do you need to believe in reincarnation in order to have a regression? It is helpful but not necessary. Some people spontaneously go to a past life in a regular hypnosis session and report on it.

You do not have to believe in it, but then if you don’t you are unlikely to seek it.

You may find yourself CURIOUS about past lives. This is a beginning of a belief when you ask “is that a possibility?” You don’t need to have a definitive belief before you experience it. If you open yourself up to it and have a convincing regression – you will know it is a real thing – at least on some mental level.

Your religious beliefs may impact if you are open to regression or not. If that is the case: where does the religious beliefs end and where do you start? Do you find it unsafe to explore anything outside your religion?

What does A Course of Miracles (my favorite spiritual book) say about reincarnation itself?
  • It says that in the ultimate sense, reincarnation is impossible, since there is no past or future. (I know… a concept hard to understand!)  At the same time it says that the birth is not the beginning and the death is not the end.

As you can see this one is hard to clearly interpret and I bet it is the same in the Bible. My personal beliefs are stronger than any spiritual book that will confront them. I love a Course in Miracles AND I stopped doubting my inner truths to fit into any system. You can be dedicated to something AND know your truth. One does not exclude the other.

  • Notice how your beliefs serve -or not  serve you.
  • To some people the idea of past lives may be comforting – and if that’s your case – the value of it is self evident.
  • The belief or lack of your belief in it is not essential on your path of spiritual evolution. It doesn’t harm it, unless you misuse it.
  • ACIM does not take any definite stand on reincarnation.

If we are going to work together in a regression therapy, your curiosity and openness to the possibility is helpful, but your belief in it is not required.

Even better if you are able to approach it with no expectations, other than seeing it as a possibility of helping you to resolve something. Email me if you want to set up a session. 

 If you have changed your beliefs from a definite NO to hell yes,  please share  how it happened.


What is A Course in Miracles?  It’s a psychological mind training to help us live more conscious lives and build inner peace. It is not a religion but a self study spiritual thought system. To find out more visit the Foundation For Inner Peace website. 

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