My first trip into my past lives occurred in 1989, and turned out to be one of the sessions that would later help convince me that reincarnation is real. The woman assisting me with the regression had me lie comfortably on my back on her couch, relaxing into a meditative state. She was recording the session (back in those days we were still using tape recorders and cassette!) so that I would remember the details for later.
I regressed to a life on the Eastern coast of the United States. I lived in a small village with dirt roads and log cabins...a very small settlement. I could see myself clearly standing in the middle of the log cabin where I lived, staring at a very modern-looking fireplace. I was a woman, wearing pioneer type garb (long dress). I immediately had the sense that I didn't own the home, but stayed there as a nanny-type family member. I remember thinking, "How can there be this modern-looking fireplace in an old log cabin? I must be imagining this or making it up."
I kept talking, describing the log cabin and fireplace to my regression therapist. Then the scene changed to a later time in that life. I saw my death, and I felt a great sadness for the woman that lay there.
A few days after the session, I picked up a book at the bookstore titled, "You Can Remember Your Past Lives", by Edgar Cayce. In the center of the book was a section of sketches. There were drawings of houses and furniture from different cultures and time periods. As one perused the pictures, you were supposed to gauge your reactions to them. If you had a specific liking or positive response to a house or piece of furniture, it meant you probably lived during that time period in that particular country and had a good life experience. If your response was negative, you probably lived then and had a bad experience. A neutral response meant you probably didn't live during that time in that particular location.
As I flipped through the pages, I came across an exact drawing of the fireplace I saw in the regression! I couldn't believe it! The entry for the picture read, "English North American Colonies; and subsequently the United States - Fireplace and Ovens 1608-1720 Log Cabins."
Question: Are there certain countries, cultures and time periods that attract or repel you for no explicable reason? Do you think you have lived before in other lives?