How to remember your past life
If there really is such a thing as reincarnation, then why don’t we remember our past lives? Actually, when you think about it, we don’t even remember much of this life let alone our past lives. Well, why not?
To start with, there’s the possibility that our forgetfulness is due to a bit of cosmic mercy. Our fragile minds probably couldn’t simultaneously process all the memories: the joys, pains, humiliations, triumphs, confusion, doubts, information, wounds, and so forth connected to this and other lifetimes. We would become overloaded and unbalanced. How could we ever know productivity, happiness, contentment in the here and now if we are constantly besieged by the past?
The memories of this life and our past lives are all there under lock and key for our own protection. We do draw upon them, most often unconsciously, for the purpose of making correlations and comparisons as we progress along through life. And those past lives are definitely influencing us without us trying to recall them. Do you have your irrational fear of spiders? An almost instant dislike for a new co-worker? A love of all things Native American? Yes, as you sit there read
There is no need for spiritual seekers to force memories of past lives from the subconscious into their conscious minds.
The focus of all spiritual seekers should be on helping the world through service to others now in this life.
If you practice selfless service to others and mystical practices such as yoga breathing, mantra, dynamic prayer, etc, you will develop psychic abilities and your intuition. One of these abilities will be past life recognition in yourself and others.
Sometimes, however, a certain degree of past life recognition can be common sense. People, for example, with strong and unexplained affinities for certain periods of history, or places, may have these affinities due to past life connections. Such things cannot be relied upon, however, and, even if correct, should never detract from the priorities of this life.