Setting Up Your Next Life


Setting Up Your Next Life


Back in ancient times when I was a student at the University of Illinois, I was a history major, specializing in 18th century American history. Of course, back then I didn’t realize why I felt such resonance to that time period, but I do now! Events from my past life that is having a major impact on me in this life and which I decided to work on now, originated in 18th century Virginia. So naturally, I’d feel an affinity for that time period–and it’s why I felt compelled to move to Virginia in 1995. 

I loved everything about my studies of that time period and even had a college professor tell me that I had the most “uncanny feel” for the 18th century of any student he ever taught. I loved spending time in the library researching little known historical figures from that time and then writing about them–always getting compliments on my writing. I decided early on that the ideal life for me would be as a history professor, continuing to do research about 18th century America, teaching and writing books. 

But the Vietnam War put me on a different path. Back then, if a young man became a teacher, he could avoid the draft. Needless to say, the teaching profession was glutted to the point that one of my history professors actually encouraged us NOT to become teachers because we wouldn’t find jobs. We all knew this was a temporary situation, as after the war, those in teaching would leave to find better paying jobs elsewhere. But we didn’t know then when the war would end, so we had no choice but to go into other professions. 

Looking back, I acknowledge that I have fulfilled my desire to be a researcher and teacher of historical events, as I relive those time periods whenever I do a past-life regression with a client. It’s not the same thing as being a mainstream history professor, but there are some elements of it that are similar. I have to admit, however, that when I watch a historic film or documentary, or when I see historians being interviewed on a cable network, there is still a huge tug at my sleeve. I remember once at Monticello I heard professor Joanne Freeman from Yale University speak about Thomas Jefferson and I thought–there but for the grace of God go I.

Since that desire has followed me all my life, I recently made the decision that in my next life, I’d like to dedicate my life to doing historical research, writing books and teaching. That being said, although I regret not doing that in this life, I also know nothing in life is random and that there was a purpose for my life to take the trajectory it has. I acknowledge and accept that. But I also know that at any given time in life, we can put into motion the genesis for who we will be and what we will be doing in our next incarnation.

Having a strong desire to accomplish something we have not accomplished in this life can be carried over into the next life. I’ve spoken before about how powerful our last thoughts can be as our soul exits our body, which is why I ask that question whenever I do a regression. What were you thinking at that moment? Did you think about your accomplishments or things left undone? Did you have any resentment, or any feelings of “unfinished business” from that life? Were there any hopes and dreams unfulfilled? As Edgar Cayce said, thoughts are things, and they play a powerful role in determining who we will be and what we will be doing in the next life. Like I said, nothing is random.

So, the next time you are meditating or taking a walk in nature or asking for a dream before you go to sleep, consider what you want to do in the next life cycle. If you don’t know, put that thought out there to the Universe and ask that it be shown to you. Don’t be shy about it–think big! When you pass on and go into the afterlife, I guarantee your spirit guides and the Council of Elders will have made a note of that request and assist you in designing the life your soul yearns to experience. And isn’t that something worth waiting for? 

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