Have you ever recalled
lives in a dream that you've had? These types of dreams are the
ones where you find yourself in an unfamiliar place where you've never
been before in this lifetime. It may be a house where you lived in a
previous life, or a farm, or other place where you frequented in the
past life. I believe that the majority of people have had these types
of dreams, and wake up puzzled as to why they had them. Most people
don't connect these dreams with previous lives.
We never really forget our past lives, this information is stored in
mind. Sometimes it is possible to "retrieve" this stored
information, but this takes some effort and involves connecting
information from dreams, visions or the deja vous experience.
A past life may
be revisited either in a dream, vision, or a deja vous experience. In
case the memories seem to come from the sub-conscious.
First we will
examine dreams, then later, the deja vous experience.
getting more details about a previous life is to analyze the dreams,
find the dreams that are recurring, and connect dreams that seem to
have common elements. Many times a former life may be reconstructed
from many different dreams that you've had over the years. Suddenly you
recognize the connection, and then you "feel" that you have become a
part of what you once were in that previous life. And what is truly
amazing is when you actually see yourself in the former life, you
begin to realize that this person was actually you.
It is also
helpful to pinpoint the dreams that seem to take place within
the same time
frame. Say you had several dreams of being a soldier living in the
1940's in France. You could connect several dreams by what is
visualized in the dreams. There may be cars from the 1940's in the
related dreams, people dressed according to that period, 1940's era
aircraft, 1940's and earlier buildings, mannerisms of people. All
of these can help you to isolate the time when you lived the former
All you need to do is make a
connection between one or two dreams to begin to recover the details of
a past life. Once you have done this, you may be able to recall
additional details by concentrating on the particulars of these dreams,
like the other persons in the dream, the location, the events.
This may trigger the memory of other events of your past life, like
your name, place of birth, local scenery. The key here is to
concentrate. You will need to find a nice quiet place and put yourself
into a meditative state.
The Deja Vous
Patricia from Alberta, Canada writes
had an odd
experience yesterday related to this. My husband and I were at the drag
races, and while sitting in the stands watching, all of a sudden I got
a smell of something that sent me back to an airfield or at an
airport somewhere. The racetrack has an "open pit" policy, so later we
were standing by a building watching the cars being moved into place
before they raced, and then it was the loud sounds of the cars being
revved and taking off that sent me back to that airfield again just for
another instant. I'm thinking I must have been a worker at an airfield
in a previous life - maybe during WW2. "
continues: "I did have a
strange incident a few years ago when my husbands grandmother was
clearing out her husband's garage full of stuff. My father-in-law
brought back a box of "antique' tools for us. He pulled one of the
tools out of the box and said he didn't know what it was. I immediately
piped up and said, "oh, that's a grease gun". It turns out that it was
a grease gun but I have no idea how I knew since I had never seen an
antique grease gun before (or even a modern grease gun)."
She concludes: "Maybe it's not so
odd that so many people recall past lives of WW2 - a lot of people died
during that war - both innocent and not-so-innocent. And "memories" of
WW2 would be clearer than other previous lives"
Patricia is beginning to
recall the events of a past life where she was possibly a mechanic at
an airfield during W.W.II. See how she has connected these
memories together. These memories are being triggered by something that
occurs, like the race track sounds or the grease gun incident.
Sometimes something happens that prompts the recall of a past life.
This demonstrates that it
is not always a dream where the past life is revisited, it may also be
of those fleeting memories that "flash' into our minds unexpectedly.
This is the deja vous experience.
Sometimes the deja vous experience can become
the major revealing source, and may be just as revealing as dreams.
Often a certain place, scent or conversation may trigger a deja vous
flashback to a past life. Take a mental note of these experiences as
well, or even better yet, write them down and then you may begin to
Roughly French for
"again you", deja vous
is the experience of thinking that one has been oneself before, perhaps
in a past life, or in this same one, but during some other time.
self aware people are often unable to avoid experiencing deja vous
throughout every minute of their waking lives. ( see link: Deja
Some people experience visions, a brief image that
comes usually during the conscious state, when the eyes are closed.
Some visions may tell us clues to our past lives. You may see yourself
as an entirely different individual in the vision, in an unfamiliar
place. This is a glimpse into your past life and you can learn much if
you are attentive to these visions ( if you are aware of your visions,
mnny people dismiss visions as fantasy )
remember past lives?
memories of past lives are stored in our sub-conscious when we
begin a new life. Children at a very early
age have shared about very specific events from their
previous life. see Past
Lives as Told by Children
The issue is confusing, of course. Apparenty most or all of the
memories of the past life are forgotten at the conscious level. So it
is the sub-consciouss that retains the former life memories. Some
children may be more in tune with their sub-conscious than the norm. I
find this to be compelling evidence that we do live other lives.
The past life can intrude into our present via the sub-conscious. The
question is, why? Why do these memoiris move to the conscious level?
Does something prompt this? Does a certain place, sight or sound prompt
it? A crises in our present time? Or is it just a simple random
movement of the sub-conscious memories up to the conscious level? It is
difficult to say.
think that for some persons, to know and understand a former life may
be beneficial. For others, it may not. Some individuals may suppress
these memories because there is no relevance to this present life or
the memories are not functional for them. A few individuals may find
this knowledge enlightening and a spring-board from the past towards
dreams and deja vous experiences and analyze them for common elements
that can be connected. A journal is a good idea when attempting
piece together a former
you have made the connection
between several dreams, flashback memories, or deja vous experiences,
you can begin to piece
together actual events from your previous life.
How to remember a past life
One method of recall of a past life is meditation. Some people have tried hypnotherapy to unlock the memories of past lives. But this is not necessary. The mind can be put into a meditative state, similar to hypnosis, where past life recall can occur. This meditative state is similar to yoga, where the distractions of the world are filtered out and one becomes more in tune with the inner self. I am able to put my mind into a restive state, almost a sleep mode, yet I am still conscious. You must totally relax, and clear the mind of any thought. It is when your mind is completely clear of all the clutter and distractions of the world that you will often be able to see clearly into your past life. This may come as a vision, a clear image. It may be a brief image, and you have no control over what you see. With this method you will probably only see a little at a time, a gradual disclosure.
See Related Readings about Past Lives: Past
Lives as Recalled by Children
Past Lives in Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity
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