Who Was I In My Past Life? Regression Video Reportedly Reveals All

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If you have ever wondered who you are in your past life, you can find out on TikTok, of all places. The app is currently full of emotional videos from people who claimed to have followed a past life regression video which asks the question, "Who was I in my past life?" 

What is past life regression?

Past life regression is a type of hypnotherapy that helps guide people back in time through their past lives. It's done by accessing memories and events that are usually hidden in their subconscious. 

Past life regression helps you learn about your past life, why you feel connected to certain places or things, and where some of your fears and anxieties stem from. 

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The past life regression video that seems to have started it all is a session by a hypnotherapist named Brian Weiss that was posted on YouTube.

This specific video was all about how to perform a past life regression meditation, which TikTokers are now using to determine their past lives. Once you watch it, you’ll understand why. 

What is past life regression meditation?

Past life regression meditation is based on the belief in reincarnation, the belief that there is life after death, and is part of religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. 

The meditation technique attempts to use hypnosis to try and recover or retrieve memories from previous lives you may have lived. Past life regression therapists use this method to help patients with mental health issues because it's assumed their issues stem from possible traumatic life experiences in their past lives. 

Past life regression meditation is the only type of hypnotherapy technique allowed to be a method of therapy. It's used in therapy to help better understand yourself, and your habits and desires. It's also used to get over phobias and re-occurring nightmares, as well as possibly eliminating physical pain and conditions; however, the possibility you will be healed from all this is not guaranteed.

I's practiced to help you allow yourself to see your life from a different perspective and see your purpose in life. It's believed that you can be taken to the past, future, and the space in between.

For some, they may want to try it to grieve a loss in their life, or learn to forgive themselves or others. Some might want to try it to open them up emotionally and take them to a place they might have forgotten, which can be a healing and purifying process. 

How does regression therapy work?

Past life regression therapy works by starting with a guided meditation and visualization. The hypnotherapist will probably ask you a few questions beforehand to get to know you and maybe understand what your family looks like.

After 20-30 minutes, you should start to feel sleepy as the hypnotherapist guides you into a trance-like state, so you can allow your right-side brain to activate.

The hypnotherapist will then guide you through different questions to get you to explain what you're seeing, not questioning it. You'll be able to see everything about your past life: what you looked like, where you were born, what you did, and how you died.

Once you figure all that out, the hypnotherapist will slowly bring you back to your present state and you will awaken. The process seems to take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour-and-a-half to be completed. 

After watching Dr. Brian Weiss's YouTube video, people responded and posted on TikTok about what they see in their past life.

Leslie Rodriguez posted a TikTok claiming that when she did the session, she saw herself as “a white female with light brown hair” and had a daughter. She was wearing clothes from medieval times and was out with her daughter, harvesting and picking fruit.

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When she was visualizing her past life, she saw men on black horses show up and take her daughter away from her. They proceeded to call her a “witch,” and as she was watching the men pull her daughter away, they huddled around her to slit her throat. 

Currently, Leslie has a hard time wearing turtleneck sweaters; she also can’t wear tight necklaces because she feels uncomfortable and suffocated when things are too close to her neck area. She claims these fears must come from her past life and learned where it stems from. 

However, some people aren't convinced. Some TikTokers claim that they were skeptical about past life regression, especially after a hashtag started by Frederica Severinsen, describing her own child's experience of a past life regression, went viral, and other parents went to TikTok to describe their children's past life regression stories.

Another TikTok-er @yeeeeeer12 posted a video about a story her child told her from his past life. He said he had another mother and was glad his present mother chose him. When she asked him, "Your other mother?" he replied, "This time around" and laughed.

When she asked him to describe the other mother, he described her as having long white hair that would drag on the ground, and very pale skin, almost white as snow. She looked a bit freaked out after telling the story, which plenty of parents could relate to if they heard their child talking about a past life. 

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Others posted TikTok parodies of the trend because some don't believe you can retrace every detailed memory just from past life regression meditation.

TikToker @barbletariat certainly didn't believe it or seem amused by the viral trend. 

Past life regression sessions can bring up a lot of emotions. 

There are some strong feelings that may come up if you watch the YouTube video, and people should take caution before trying past life regression themselves.

The most dangerous part of past life regression meditation is experiencing the trauma and deep emotions that were associated with your past life, and for some that can be traumatizing. According to a study by the Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, past life regression therapy has a high risk of implanting false memories into patients and can be dangerous.

If you have any severe mental illness like anxiety or depression and aren't stable, don't do the exercise. You may end up bringing trauma into your life when you aren't ready mentally and physically to process everything.

Past life regression meditation isn’t something everyone should try, and it's completely fine if you feel like it's not worth it to put yourself into such a vulnerable experience.

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Jaycee Levin is a writer, influencer, and blogger living in New York who loves celebrities, fashion, and reality television. She covers news and entertainment for YourTango. Follow her on Instagram.