The Unfinished Life: Healing Stories of Past Lives

by Tom Tam


This book is an exploration of Tom's understandings and work involving past lives. From the preface: "...I do not know if you believe in past lives. Many cultures throughout history have held strong beliefs on this issue, and yet there is much disagreement. There is no equipment to prove if past lives truly exist or not, so there is no way to determine who is right or wrong...I do not need anyone to believe in past lives...I am just writing a true story from my practice, a non-fiction story."

(164 pages)



From the "Chi Gong for the Past Life" Chapter

Every morning at seven o'clock, I wake up automatically. I never need an alarm clock to wake me. My internal clock never makes mistakes. Today, I feel a little tired, because last night I had many questions about past lives in my mind. I am becoming interested in past life healing. In studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I never read anything about it, but old stories in many books talk about the soul or ghosts going into patients' bodies and causing sickness.

From the "Girl with the Red Ribbon" Chapter

...But today, he looks different than usual, I give him a treatment.

He speaks first, "Damn it, I had a big fight today with my psychologist. She does not understand what she is doing." Bob is a little upset. I have never seen him get mad. Even when he had pain and an infection in his leg, he would still smile and make jokes. Today is the first time that I have seen him mad.

"What is going on today?" I ask him. "I never knew that you saw a psychologist."

"I had a big argument with her. It is a stupid thing," he replies. "I asked her why they don't treat the body as a whole unit, why they separate everything into so many specialities. They are not doing anything for me." He is now even more upset. I don't want to continue the conversation, as it increases his agitation.

"Hey, pal, two days ago, I developed a therapy for past life problems" I said. "I want you to try it."

He has a little smile again. "Tom Tam," he says, "I trust you. I don't care what you try to do to me. Please."

Bob is a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the war, he had post-traumatic stress disorder. I tell him, "I will put two needles in the memory area of your brain. See what you feel."


Fifteen minutes have passed. As usual I open the door and ask the same question, "How do you feel, Mr. Bob?" Before he answers me, I see that Bob's face is so changed that I am shocked. He has a big smile, and his eyes are very alert. I have never seen him so bright before. The upset and anger are completely gone.

"Wow, Tom," Bob exclaims, amazed. "I feel so good. I've never had this kind of feeling. I haven't felt so good for a long time."...

From the "Past Life Seminar" Chapter

The process of healing a block in the soul such as this can happen quite naturally when living life in a society or environment that is supportive of spiritual principles such as love, clarity, and compassion. However, when living in a culture as complicated as this one, it is extremely important to maintain an attitude of self-growth and improvement, striving to overcome weaknesses, fears, and imbalances in order to heal the soul. When the principle of reincarnation is understood and experienced, the behaviors and circumstances of the human condition are perceived aas part of a profound and intricately ordered plan for individual and collective growth and evolution.

From the "When is the Next?" Chapter

"But how can we see a past life?" a woman raises her hand and asks me the question.

"This is a good question," I reply. "We already know that the visual cortex is for the signal of the image. We must know that we also have a third eye around our forehead. When we close our eyes and use visualization, we can pick up the signal directly from the visual cortex, or directly from the frontal lobe. The past life signal is a very weak signal hidden in our bodies. If we want to see it, we must do two things. One is to enlarge the signal, which means to stimulate the frontal lobe. In the upper part of the frontal lobe is the memory. When someone has a stroke, he may forget everything because his frontal lobe is damaged and he cannot remember things.

The second thing is to stimulate the visual cortex to sense more of the signal. This is like using a high-speed film in the camera. If the camera is to pick up the weak image, we must use high-speed fild. What I will do is use the Chi Gong treatment to make the frontal lobe and visual cortex have more running Chi. Then it will be easy to pick up the past life image.