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Past Life Recall

s we all know, the human race has progressed through many distinct eras of history. Often the first past life ‘recall’ that people experience is a feeling of resonance with a certain time period along the continuum of human existence. Past life recall is an elusive subject in Western society, yet a common and accepted one in many other countries and cultures. In recent years, Eastern philosophies as well as ancient European ones have precipitate a surge of interest in the possibilities of multiple lives.
ore and more people are giving at least some thought to the potential credibility of the notion that they may have lived before: as another person of either gender, in another era and often in another country. People are beginning to pay attention to ‘déjà vu’ experiences, or sudden and brief "pictures" of themselves as another person which in turn brings them to at least wonder if these could be clues to who they were in a past life.

ften, when first studying the theory of reincarnation, people wonder why they are unable to remember clearly who they have been in the past. How could this theory be true, if it is all so vague and often impossible to validate? There are many reasons for this block in memory, one being the fact that it is not part of our mainstream culture. In countries where past lives are an accepted fact, young children often share long dialogues of memories about their lives in other times and other bodies. In fact, some children have remembered being people who have died within the past decade or two, which has lead to investigation and uncanny evidence coming to the fore. There does seem to be a great deal of evidence in countries like India to support the theory of reincarnation.

nother reason that we often do not readily remember all of our past lives is that our memories are best focused on the NOW, this life. Remembering our past lives does have merit but should not lead to feelings of longing or obsession. Certain memories of relevant past lives can give us a lot of ‘hidden’ information about our life's work this time round, and what recurrent patterns, life partners, and unresolved karma, fears, and challenges we have chosen to work with in this lifetime. These same selective memories and life parallels can point us to the gifts and talents that we chose to work on in this present life, and even who we have chosen to spend our lives with, whether a spouse, children, parents, friends, co-workers, and so on.