Why Do We Forget Our Past Lives?

The repeated investigation into past lives may be likened to the thorough exploration of the facets of a diamond. Each aspect contains its perfection and its flaws, shines brilliantly, a part of the whole, yet individual in its expression of the light that passes through it.

The question frequently asked is, “If we are supposed to have these memories available to us, why do we forget our past lives?” Some schools of thought even use that question as the basis for considering past life exploration a taboo. Contrarily, the information of our soul’s journey is not only our innate right, but vital to our self-awareness and growth. We have experienced every moment of that journey. It is a record of our own life. Why would that knowledge be forbidden?

There are three main causes of amnesia concerning our past lives.

 

Life’s distractions
Children may remember a great deal of their past life information when they are very young. Yet, imagine, for a moment, what their experiences are.

While in the womb they may be fully conscious of their past lives, their purpose, and their reasons for coming into a given life. Then comes the moment of birth, which is tremendously stressful, and sometimes life threatening, for both the mother and the child. Once the baby emerges from the womb, there is the adjustment period—lights, cold air, learning to drink their mother’s milk, and people handling them.

From there, the child may have to put up with jealous or mean siblings, doting grandparents, and the struggle to get their thoughts, desires and needs communicated in a world where the inhabitants are not telepathic, and perhaps not even sensitive.

Fast forward through learning to operate the physical body, grabbing, sitting, standing, walking…and finally, after a couple of years, forming the first words that are coherent to their caretakers. By this time, much of the pre-birth knowledge is forever locked in the recesses of the subconscious mind.

Societal norms
Finally, around the age of four, the child may be able to fully communicate what remains of their memories of an entirely different lifetime. The words may be ignored, or the child is patronized, being told their stories are fantasy, and that they should run along and play.

The memories recede into the shadows, locked away from the conscious mind, like acts of shame. Years later, those who are curious struggle to regain those memories, perhaps having to invest a sum money and time, just to recover their birthright memories.

Although most belief systems include some version of an afterlife, in some cultures and religious beliefs, these memories are categorized as unreal, or evil, and many people will never learn, during this lifetime, what past experiences have contributed to their present selves.

Avoidance
Another reason why people forget the experiences of other lifetimes is the need to escape negative memories. This forgetfulness may come about due to shame, horror, regret, remorse, fear, boredom, or grief.

Everyone has painful memories. Who hasn’t had their heart broken, lost a loved one, had a painful experience, or regretted something they said or did? These trying experiences are part of the human condition. Not only are they a part of our journey, these difficult situations serve as a measure of our character, and form the tests and lessons that allow us to accelerate our growth. When we are in crisis, we tend to examine our choices and behaviors more closely, become more creative in seeking solutions, and strengthen our character in ways that do not occur during the easy times.

Yet, all too frequently the attitude is to leave the past in the past. This implies that it is preferable to bury the memories rather than to draw them out, value the lessons they provide, and build character from them.

Oftentimes, people cling to the memories of those difficult times, defining their reality and sense of life by them. Compare this mindset to someone who works out in order to build muscles. They strain and stress to create the physical shape they seek; yet, when the exercise is finished, the body builder puts the weights down and simply enjoys the results. Contrarily, when people exercise their character through the weight of life experience, building their philosophy, sense of life, and wisdom, frequently they fail to put down the “weights”, dragging the stress and trauma around with them every moment into the future.

Through past life regression we can become fully cognizant of the results of carrying those burdens. We drag them from life to life, resulting in stress, pain, blockage, phobias, and dysfunction on every level. By healing the residue of these past life episodes, we can leave the events in their rightful places, bringing only the residual wisdom and growth into the present.

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