In April 2008, Oprah and Dr. Oz met Amy, a 34-year-old mother, while taping a show about night terrors. As one of the millions of people who suffer from this sleep disorder, Amy revealed that she's been having the same, reoccurring dream since she was 9 years old. "In my dreams, someone is always coming into my room—from the ceiling, from a door—to kill me, to come after my family," she says.
Thinking there might be more to Amy's story, Oprah Show producers suggested that she meet with Dr. Weiss to explore past life regression. At first, Amy was hesitant. "I didn't want to do it. I was very skeptical. There's all that world of unknown," she says. "Plus, I wasn't sure if I believed in past lives."
Eventually, Amy had a change of heart and decided to set up a session. After a few moments of relaxation, Dr. Weiss asks her to revisit past lives that might relate to her present fears. Amy says she sees herself as Elizabeth, a confident, royal woman in Medieval times. When she goes forward in Elizabeth's life, she sees a baby that looks like her son, Wyatt.
Then, when she jumps to the end of Elizabeth's life, Amy says she sees a sick woman on her deathbed with her son at her side. "He doesn't seem scared, but he seems sad. Very sad," she says. "It feels awful that I'm leaving them."
Dr. Weiss says understanding how Elizabeth dies in a previous life will bring great comfort and meaning to her life today. What lessons does she learn from this experience? "I think that I'm scared to die because my kids will miss me, and I will miss them," she says.
"The fear of losing your children, that comes from that ancient time. It's not something that's going to happen. It's something that already did happen," Dr. Weiss says. "You can let go of that fear and that anxiety, and you can be happier now. You don't have to be afraid for them."