Past lives tend to be somewhat controversial. They are hard to prove and just as hard to disprove.
Many faiths accept that they are real and really, if they weren’t, it wouldn’t make a lick of sense no matter which way you cut it.
This isn’t a debate about if reincarnation is real or not. For the purpose of this exercise, let’s assume they are (and there is plenty of evidence out there to support this.)
This is about remembering those lives.
For those who believe in past lives, there is a fascination about them. They want to know who they were and what they did, and if they were a figure of historical significance.
Some may choose to go to a past life reader or do a hypnotic regression.
They want to know when they were born, where they lived and if they were someone famous.
Interestingly enough, a lot of people seem to discover that they were. While it’s possible that one soul may have many aspect to it (that is, one soul can send down many avatars if itself as incarnations), it’s also unlikely that they were just a few dozen people from our history.
Still, there are ways of finding out, past life regression being the most common.
Now, as tempting as it is to know who you were, and as fun as it may sound: My advice on doing so is: Don’t!
There’s a reason we don’t remember our past lives.
I have come across quite a few people who claim to remember who they were in past lives and some of them have had difficulty with the knowledge and information they recalled.
It is interesting to note that their memories appear to synchronize with the memories of others, which could mean that they are either feeding of each other’s ideas or what they remember may have really happened.
Shared memories are very intriguing, especially when they happen to be specific events about something you would not consider normally.
If they have arrived at the same memories independently, it lends credence that it the events may have well happened.
Very often, though, such things can become a burden especially when the memories are traumatic.
I’ve known a few people who have been overwhelmed with guilt due to the things they remember doing.
Next: Shared memories.