Think past lives are topics relegated to the far-out, far-flung and woo-woo inclined? Think again. Your child may be remembering a past life.
“At the University of Virginia, we’ve studied over 2,500 cases of children who seem to talk about previous lives when they’re little. They start at 2 or 3, and by the time they’re 6 or 7 they forget all about it and go on to live the rest of their lives.”
This statement is from Jim Tucker, M.D., a board-certified child psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and medical director of the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Virginia, author of Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives, and a major researcher of children with memories of past lives.
According to Wikipedia, Tucker has found that in approximately 70% of the cases where children remember past lives there is a memory of a traumatic death. Tucker also noted that unusual birthmarks might match fatal wounds suffered by the deceased.
For research purposes, Tucker developed the Strength of Case Scale (SOCS), which evaluates four aspects of potential cases of reincarnation. Are there relevant birthmarks that correspond to the memories? Are the memories of the child’s previous life strong and clear? Does the child exhibit relevant behaviors that relate to the previous life? And there is an evaluation of the possibility of a connection between the child and reported prior life.
The soul is a mighty force. And if we accept that when children come into this world the veil remains thinned for a period of time, it stands to reason that children would be able to remember the vastness of their soul lives. How wonderful that children’s memories are being taken seriously and further, that there is the potential for healing trauma, most likely death trauma, from an earlier life.