Soulmates reunited: The true reincarnation love story of a psychiatrist who realized two of his patients who’d never Even met in this lifetime were having shared past life memories.
This reincarnation love story blew me away. Read about how 2 souls have found each other over and over again throughout the centuries.
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Important Background Info for the Reincarnation Love Story
Brian L. Weiss, M.D. is a psychiatrist most famous for his book Many Lives, Many Masters. (It’s practically mandatory to read it if you’re even remotely interested in reincarnation.)
This post, however, is about another book he wrote called Only Love Is Real. Personally, I found this book to be even more fascinating than his first one, and I encourage everyone to read it. That said, be advised, this post will contain spoilers.
In Only Love Is Real, Dr. Weiss shares personal information about his own relationship as well as some of his life experience since writing the first book with his most famous patient, Catherine. He also gives significant spiritual insights and helpful information on soulmates.
The main plot, however, centers around two different patients, Elizabeth and Pedro (not their real names). Though they had never met each other in this lifetime, in their individual sessions they began describing eerily similar past life memories. It seemed they were soulmates who had not crossed paths — yet! — in the current life.
Though she found some happiness in her successful career, Elizabeth was struggling in other areas of her life. After her husband’s infidelity, she’d been divorced. Now she had no children and couldn’t seem to truly connect with any of the men she dated. She worried she’d never be able to start the happy family she desperately wanted.
Anxiety plagued her. Her fear of the dark made her keep all the lights on in her home. She was nervous about being in water and regularly had issues sleeping.
Regardless of all of these problems, there was one main reason Elizabeth sought out Dr. Weiss. Her mother had passed away 8 months before, saturating her in grief. Elizabeth couldn’t seem to recover.
She didn’t just want grief counseling. She wanted something few other doctors could give her. Elizabeth wanted to reconnect with her dead mom.
It was Elizabeth’s biggest hope that she could have a spiritual interaction with her mother, or in the very least recall a past life she’d shared with her. This would give reassurance that death wasn’t the end. If they’d shared a lifetime before this one, they’d probably do it again. It would mean Elizabeth hadn’t lost her mother forever.
Like Elizabeth, Pedro was struggling with grief. His older brother had passed away abruptly in a car accident. Nearly a year later, Pedro was still grieving in a way that was disruptive to his daily life.
The baby out of 3 children, Pedro was close to his siblings and parents. He came from a wealthy, privileged background that included large homes, nannies, maids, and private schools. He was bilingual from a young age and experienced in travel.
Though he was an attractive man who was financially secure as well as educated and charming, Pedro struggled romantically. His most significant relationship had been guilt-ridden as he’d been involved with an older, married woman.
In the midst of his mourning, there was a looming deadline for Pedro. His father owned several businesses and was getting too old to manage them all. With his brother gone, it fell to Pedro to take over his father’s factories. He was going to have to move back to Mexico soon.
Pedro turned to Dr. Weiss for help. Much like Elizabeth with her mother, he hoped to have a past life memory where he could see himself reconnected with his brother.
The Reincarnation Love Story Starts to Unfold
While both Elizabeth and Pedro were patients of Dr. Weiss, they had no direct contact with each other. Their appointments were always scheduled on different days. There were always several days, and sometimes even weeks, between their individual appointments.
Also keep in mind, while this post shows the reincarnation love story in a neat and concise way, all of this actually unfolded over a period of several months. I’m sharing some of the events in a different order from the book to make it easier to put it together.
Pedro Has a Past Life Memory of Losing His Family
In his first past life memory, Pedro found himself confronted with another scene full of grief. Dr. Weiss states, “…people in their first regression often gravitate to the most traumatic event in a lifetime. This occurs because the emotion of the trauma is so strongly impressed upon their psyches and carried by the soul into future incarnations.”
Pedro was staring a burnt village littered with dead bodies. Only one tent remained, with colorful flags and white feathers fluttering in the wind. Everything else had been destroyed by fire. The people had been murdered and the animals stolen while Pedro and the other horsemen and hunters were gone.
Regressing him to a short time before the tragic event, Dr. Weiss learned that in that lifetime Pedro was living in an area of east Asia. He’d had the opportunity to marry a neighboring chief’s daughter but instead married for love. He chose a beautiful woman who had been his childhood best friend.
His wife’s parents had died but his own parents happily took her in. They went on to have a child of her own. Pedro’s life at the time was a happy one up until the devastation of the village where everyone he loved was taken away from him.
Elizabeth Finds Her Mother in a Past Life
In one of her past life regressions, Elizabeth was thrilled to be united with her mother. In this life, Elizabeth’s biological mother had died but her husband’s parents took her in. Her in-laws lived in the largest tent which displayed colorful flags and white feathers.
She was especially close to her mother-in-law, who was her own mother in the current lifetime. (Is all of this sounding familiar yet?)
In that nomadic life of east Asia, she was blessed to marry her childhood friend and have a baby with him. Unfortunately, while he was away with the other hunters, her village was raided. She watched as her husband’s parents were killed with swords and her own child was killed by a spear.
The woman was captured and taken away from the village. She spent the rest of that lifetime trying to escape or commit suicide until she finally succeeded. When you compare all of these details, Elizabeth’s past life memories were a perfect complementary matchup to Pedro’s past life.
Other Past Lives Match Up
Among many other past life memories, Elizabeth recalled one lifetime where she watched her father be killed by soldiers. The men had not intended to kill him but were playing cruel games with him that led to his accidental death. They showed no remorse as Elizabeth rushed to her beloved parent and held him in her arms, watching him take his last breath.
Pedro recalled a past life where he was an old man who had been killed by careless, cruel soldiers. His daughter had rushed over to hold him, but he had not been able to say anything to her before the life left his body.
Elizabeth and Pedro each recalled other lifetimes where they changed genders and cultures and physical appearance. In some of them they would recall an intense, loving romantic relationship with another person whose soul they did not recognize in this lifetime. It’s very possible that because they had not met yet in this life, they crossed paths in those other lives but didn’t recognize it at the time.
Of course, it’s also possible that those relationships were with others, as each of us has multiple soulmates and soul family members.
Understanding Soul Families
If you’re a little freaked out about the father and daughter relationship, you’re not alone. When you read something referencing a reincarnation love story, most of us naturally think in terms of romantic love. The idea of being married to someone who was once a parent to you is a little difficult to grasp.
To be honest, when I first started researching reincarnation, this was the part that gave me the most trouble. In some ways it still does.
It was easy for me to read a novel like My Name Is Memory, which is about a guy who remembers all of his past lives and in each life seeks out the woman he’s in love with. (She doesn’t remember her past lives so he has to hope she will fall in love with him again in each life.)
But that book is fiction and it’s not how reincarnation really works. I think the truth is more beautiful.When we’re in our physical bodies on Earth, we’re just playing roles. Like an actor in a play — we just forget we’re the actor and identify with our characters.
We’re here to learn, grow, and work out our karma with each other. In the in-between state, we decide how to best do that. Sometimes we’re married, sometimes we’re siblings, sometimes we’re just friends, sometimes we take on caretaker roles. All of this is so we can learn about love from each angle.
This is something I’ll go more in depth in during another post. I just wanted to address it because I know how I felt when I first learned of this concept. Just suffice it to say that this is probably another good reason we’re supposed to forget our past lives when we’re reborn!
Was the Doctor Supposed to Help?
Dr. Weiss had started to figure out the connection between Pedro and Elizabeth but he didn’t know what to do with the information. It seemed too much of a coincidence that they would both be his patients during the same time frame, remembering the same lifetimes as each other.
But was it his role to bring them together? How was he supposed to do that when legally he was bound by patient confidentiality? He couldn’t tell Pedro about Elizabeth or vice versa.
To add more stress to the situation, Pedro was getting ready to move out of the country. Dr. Weiss decided there was only one thing he could realistically do. For the first time ever, he scheduled Elizabeth and Pedro so that their appointments would be back to back on the same day.
He walked Elizabeth out of her appointment and into the lobby where Pedro was waiting. There was an obvious spark between the two of them and a lingering gaze, but naturally nothing more happened. Dr. Weiss made peace with the fact that he did the only thing he possibly could have done while respecting his professional parameters.
Happy Ending for the Reincarnation Love Story
This is the part that truly gives me chills. It turns out that Dr. Weiss had no reason to stress. The universe knows what it’s doing. On the same day that Pedro was flying out for a business trip to New York, Elizabeth was scheduled to leave to visit a friend in Boston. At the airport she was informed there were mechanical issues with her plane.
Elizabeth was being rerouted to New York first — which put her on the same exact flight as Pedro. While the two of them were waiting to board the plane, they recognized each and struck up a conversation. It must have been a pretty good convo, because Pedro ended up trading seats with someone so he could sit beside Elizabeth on the plane.
Fast forward a bit. Elizabeth and Pedro got married and had a daughter together. How’s that for a reincarnation love story?
Books You Should Read
The major aspects of Elizabeth and Pedro’s reincarnation love story are mentioned here in this post, but I still recommend reading the book yourself. In addition to getting more details on their story, Dr. Weiss shares a lot of other insights that can be helpful when understanding reincarnation, your own relationships, and life in general.
On that note, here are some other books I recommend!