Also, I don't know if I mentioned this previously, not only does each soul have a lesson or several to learn on earth, but also a lesson or lessons to teach. For example when a baby dies at a very young age, it's purpose is to teach a lesson to the parents about loss. I remember watching a show with Shirley McClaine where she talked about that. I think it was when she was promoting her book, "Out on a Limb," several years ago on the Oprah Show.
I guess the question then becomes, what is reality?
My friend was told by a psychic that her son is an indigo child. From a very young age(around 3 or 4) he told her that he looked down from heaven and chose his family. She believes he could be her own father reincarnated as he has so many of his personality traits. Her father died about 7 years before her son was born.
I know of a person who does past life regressions in my area, but I haven't worked up the nerve to go have it done. I think I'm just nervous about being hypnotized as I've never done that before. Definitely an interesting subject.