The basis behind the theory of reincarnation is that your soul lives on. If your soul lives on, then it has lived before, which takes us into past life regression.
Right now in this life, we live a life we’re actively creating through our experiences and interactions, but this life is only a moment in time for our soul’s journey. When the body expires in death, the soul will incarnate into another body for the purpose of completing the soul’s mission.
The soul comes into existence with a purpose, and through you, that soul attempts to first find that purpose, and then complete it. 1,000 years ago your soul came into existence and incarnated into the body of a man that became very wealthy. He was very successful, and money was his answer for everything.
If he needed something, he bought it. His soul’s mission, however, was to learn the value of love, and so he couldn’t figure out why he was so miserable. He could have everything he desired, all he had to do was pay, but love was something his money couldn’t buy. Eventually, he died a rich man never learning his soul’s lesson.
According to the teachings of reincarnation, this soul will reincarnate until the individual holding the soul learns its lesson, which ultimately allows the soul to move on in its journey through time. The problem or challenge is that we’re born with absolutely no recollection of what happened in our previous lives.
The second problem or challenge is the soul is always presented with opposition. If the soul’s lesson is to learn how to be an effective leader, it will be in the body of someone who doesn’t mind following because only as a follower will the person wake up to the realization that he/she must someday take the reins and lead.
Over the years, your soul could’ve incarnated many times. Sometimes people will have deja vu and think they’ve been somewhere before when they know for a fact it’s their first visit to such a place. Perhaps, they were there in a previous life, and deja vu is just the soul waking up to previous life experiences.
Take some time to contemplate your life. Do you keep finding yourself in the same situations over and over again? Pay attention. There’s probably something the universe is trying to teach you. You might be a really young man or woman holding an ‘old soul.’