Who Were You in a Past Life? How to do a Regression Meditation {+PDF Printable}

Have you ever thought about or wondered Who was I in my past life?

If so, you may be curious about doing a past life regression meditation.

In this article, learn how to do a vivid past life regression session. Get tips for an authentic experience and learn what to expect.

You can practice this past life regression on your own by reading through the session and then going into a meditative state. Although you can perform your own session, having a friend mediate your session is highly recommended.

Included in this article is a full past-life reading for your session. You can download the entire reading as a PDF document using the link at the end of the article.

past life regression meditation

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What to expect from a past life regression meditation

Absolutely no results of any kind are guaranteed from this past life regression meditation. You may have no past life visions or intuitive feelings, or you may have a powerful and vivid experience of your former life/lives.

There is no definitive scientific research to prove the existence of past lives or reincarnation. But there are many fascinating stories and accounts of those who claim to know about their past lives. Your own perceptions, sense, and intuition are your best guide.

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My past life regression experience

In 2014, I went to a metaphysical shop and had a professional past life regression meditation experience with the help of an intuitive healer. It was extremely eye-opening. What I saw from my past life both made complete sense on an intuitive level and caught me by absolute surprise. I could never have guessed what I saw.

I was a young man, but I was myself fully. I felt like myself as I am now. I had a female spirit/soul.

To be me inside a male body was truly shocking. As someone who identifies as highly feminine, I never imagined being a different gender in a past life. I figured I would still be female.

In fact, I never imagined being me at all in another life. I thought I would be a completely different person on the inside as well as on the outside in a past life. This was not the case.

What I encountered in my meditation was a traumatic former life. There were parallels to my life now. I came out of the session in tears. But I’m glad I had the regression experience. It explained a lot.

Your past life may have been quite happy. Or sad. I’m sharing my experience to let you know that your past life/lives could range from happy to horrible.

I won’t get into further detail here. If you’re curious, ask me in the comments and I will elaborate.

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For best results with your past life meditation session

Do not read through the session questions and instructions beforehand. You don’t want to develop a preconceived idea of the experience before your actual past life regression session. Rather, you want what comes up during your meditation to be pure. Then you can know the answer to Who was I in a past life? with greater accuracy.

(If you have no intention of performing this past life regression or are simply curious, go right ahead and read through the session any time.)

The session instructions are available as a free PDF printable download at the end of this article through the link provided.

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What you will need to begin

To get started, you will need a quiet, semi-dark room.

There should be no shadows, no glint of light coming through a crack in the door. Just a calming, darkened (but not pitch dark) room.

You should have no sound distraction. No chance of a cell phone beeping, and no outside noises.

There should be no smells, other than possibly some incense, sage, or a scented candle.

And you need a comfortable place to lay down on your back. Not too cushy, not too many pillows, just a simple spot on the rug will do. Get comfortable but not as if you’re going to sleep for the night.

Make sure you are not too full, or hungry. Make sure your body feels comfortable and relaxed.

Ultimately, what you are aiming for is a minimum sensory distraction. That means minimizing anything that draws attention from your 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.) This is so that you can have clearer and more powerful access to your sixth sense.

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Why you should have a friend read the past life regression questions

As mentioned, it helps to have another person read you the past life regression questions presented in this article.

The person reading the past life questions is known as the mediator of the session, while the other person (you) has the actual meditation experience.

Having a mediator enables you to think about and feel/sense the answers to the meditation questions more easily. This is because a mediator helps with eliminating distractions. For example, having a mediator read you the meditation questions eliminates the distraction of reading the questions yourself. And of holding the actual paper (printable questions) in your hands.

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What the mediator needs to know

To be clear, the mediator needs to be incredibly mindful of how important their role is in your past life regression experience.

The mediator should be in a calm and peaceful energy state before working with you. They should be aware that you need minimum sensory distractions from them (such as perfume smells, eating snacks during the session, etc.) They should take their role seriously.

Past life regression mediation can be incredibly powerful and bring up strong emotions. For this reason, your mediator should be a trusted friend or family member. The mediator should be capable, (on a maturity level- emotionally, mentally, and spiritually) of their special role in your experience and always be respectful.

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Preforming a past life regression mediation alone

It is possible to perform a past life regression session solo. If you would prefer to have the past life experience in private, then you can prepare yourself accordingly.

First, calm your body and mind. Make sure you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally well and balanced. It would be wise to plan to call a friend after to discuss your experience. Or plan on journaling about it.

Make sure you are in the right kind of environment as described earlier in this article. (A darkened, quiet room with minimum sensory distraction.)

While sitting upright, read through all the mediation questions. Let the questions exist in your mind for a minute without thinking of the answers to them just yet.

Next, lay down. Relax your body and get into a meditative state of peaceful calm.

Then think over the questions one at a time, allowing your mind to meditate deeply into the questions and freely sense the answers that emerge.  *Further instructions in the reading.

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Imagination versus authentic experience

You may be wondering, What is the difference between imagining my past life and actually having an accurate vision or experience of a past life? Well, it comes down to knowing yourself and trusting your intuition.

It can be a fine line between imagination and authentic vision/ experience. It may take time and practice to be able to slip into the kind of meditative state needed to experience a past life regression. Or, you may enter your meditation experience with ease.

My best tip to enter a meditative state is to focus on the regression questions loosely. This is hard to explain, but what I mean is not to overthink anything. Let information about your past life seep into your mind via your sixth sense. If you lose your vision at some point in the meditation, let your thoughts go loose again. Don’t try hard to focus or re-focus. The energy is about allowing, rather than trying.

Alright. Now let’s get into the past life mediation questions so you can begin your session. *Scroll down through the entire reading for the PDF printable version.

Past life regression session instructions

Before you begin:

Lay down in a comfortable spot in a quiet, darkened room. As mentioned in the article, aim for very few sensory distractions. (Sounds, sights, smells, tastes, or tactile distractions.)

Ensure your body is comfortable and your mind is relaxed.

Ensure the same of your mediator, (person helping you by reading the questions) if you’re using one.

Have the mediator read these questions first to know what to expect and where to pause.

If performing the regression session solo, please read through the questions, try to remember them, then lay down and start the meditation. Do not stop to re-read the questions.

For the mediator: Where it is written *Mediator Pause* Then please pause and allow the person meditating to “go” where they need. Give them a moment to think, feel, and sense. Then keep asking questions. Your job is to help guide and prompt the person in the session. When you pause is ultimately at your discretion.

For the person meditating: Are you feeling calm and ready for your session? When you are ready, let’s begin. 

Who were you? Past life regression session reading

You are walking along a path. What does it look like?

Keep walking.

You are coming along to a staircase.

What does it look like?

Take a step up the staircase. Hold the railing.

Look at the steps as you ascend. Describe them. Describe the railing.

What color are the stairs?

What are they made of?

Do you hear any noises?

Any physical sensations?

Any smells?

Keep walking.

Are you still ascending? Are you descending?

Are you still on a staircase?

*Mediator Pause*

You are now stepping off the staircase.

Where are you?

Do you hear any noises?

Are there any smells or tastes?

Look at your feet.

Describe your feet, legs, and lower body.

What are you wearing?

Describe your middle body, upper body, and head.

Who are you?

*Mediator Pause*

You are walking up to a gate.

Describe the gate.

What is on the other side of the gate?

Walk through the gate.

Where are you now?

*Mediator Pause*

What do you see?

What do you feel?

Do you smell anything?

What sounds can you hear?

What is the taste in your mouth?

Look back at your feet.

And look over your whole body.

*Mediator Pause*

Where are you walking now?

Who is around?

Are there buildings, trees, or animals?

What do you know or sense?

What do you hear?

What is the lighting like?

Look at the sky.

What is the weather? The season?

Where are you in the world?

*Mediator Pause*

There is a building up ahead.

Describe the building.

What is outside the building?

Walk to the building. Peek inside.

Describe what you see.

Are you going in?

If yes, describe. If no, explain.

*Mediator Pause*

Describe what you see inside the building.

Describe any tastes, smells, sounds, sights, or physical sensations.

Stay as long as you like and observe the inside.

Keep discussing.

Now exit the building.

Go back over to the gate you first walked through.

Say goodbye to where you were.

Go back through the same gate.

Does the gate look the same?

Walk back the way you came.

Walk back to the stairs.

Step onto the first step then the next.

Do the stairs look the same?

Are you going up or down the stairs?

You’ve reached the end of the stairs.

You have stepped off the stairs.

You’re walking away from the stairs.

And now you are back.

You are back in the meditation space. You are here where you started your meditation.

Take a deep breath. Relax.

Now slowly open your eyes.

This past life mediation session is over.

How do you feel?


Please make sure to emotionally process your experience in a safe and healthy way. For example, talk about it with a friend, write about it, or express it through art.

I hope this past life session has been interesting and you have been able to have a meaningful experience.

Download the past life reading below:

PDF printable past life regression meditation questions.

Final thoughts on past lives versus the present

Most of us have no idea who we were in past lives. But some of us have vivid memories of multiple past lives. It is fascinating to think about who we might have been before.

Sometimes there are connections between past lives and our current lives. For example, having the same scar on your body. Or attracting the same people, such as in the case of soulmates. Karma may play out over multiple lives. And life lessons may repeat.

But although past life theories are interesting, and past life regression can be fascinating, it is important to stay focused on the present. On the life we are living now. The past is gone, whether in this life or a previous life. We can learn from it, but the present moment is where all the power resides. Always.

Brian L Weiss, MD, the author of the book Many Lives, Many Masters believes most of us have lived hundreds of times before. If reincarnation fascinates you, I recommend checking out his book if you get the chance.

I hope the PDF printable past life regression questions help answer Who was I in my past life?

I hope past life meditation session yields interesting and/or helpful information for your life in the now. 

Please let me know what you think about these ideas. Comment if you have any questions, or would like to share your past life meditation experience!

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