Monday, December 28, 2009

Why Do We Forget Our Previous Life?

By Alec Pittman

Let's face it; the concept of reincarnation is by no means a new idea. In fact, the possibility of having had a past life is something which many people have believed in for thousands of years. The Japanese, the Chinese, the aborigines and many Africans all believe they have had past lives and that those lives can influence the life they're living now.

Because it is widely believed that past lives can have an impact on your health and mental wellbeing during this life, it only stands to reason that one should make a point of learning about who you were in a past life. Furthermore, when one considers just how much knowledge you would have gained during past lives, it only makes sense that you be willing to integrate that knowledge into this life.

So, is it possible to tell whether or not you've had past lives? While you may have some rather disturbing dreams, or you may have some strange memories which you feel don't really belong to you, it may not always been possible to know for sure if you've had a past life. Of course while the vast majority of people who believe in reincarnation tend to believe that everybody has had a past life, a bit of simple mathematics would suggest otherwise. Other indications you may wish to look out for:

* An intense attraction towards a specific culture with which you've had no exposure in this life, and for the most part one which makes little sense to you. If for example you feel deeply attracted to the art or history of a certain era, then you may have had a past life experience regarding that particular era. Quite often if you do a little research and it so happens that the art you're attracted to stems from a relatively short time period, then there's a strong possibility that there's something there.

* Have you ever felt yourself becoming unusually emotional with regards to an event which took place at some point in history? If for example you become very emotional when you read about a certain event, then there is of course a possibility that you were involved in some way or another.

* Phobias and allergies which to the best of your knowledge do not originate from your childhood years, could also be linked to a previous life.

While the above list is far from being a complete list of indicators, it does however point out a few of the common ones. However, even if you have experienced one or more of the above, that does not necessarily mean you are remembering a past life. Instead, you should focus on looking for some type of pattern with regards to the things which tend to attract you for no obvious reasons. Once you do start to notice a pattern forming, putting the puzzle together will become increasingly easy.

Hypnosis and self hypnosis are both means through which people can access their past life or lives. In fact there are people who specialize in helping others to gain access to memories locked in their subconscious minds. These past life regression therapists make use of what is known as "deep hypnotic remembering" in order to make it possible to remember past life experiences.

If on the other hand you prefer the idea of self hypnosis, then you should find a technique which also helps you to achieve deep relaxation in addition to hypnosis. Also, it is advisable that you spend some time working with the chosen technique before actually using it for regression.

From a safety point of view, there is essentially nothing you need to worry about because you'll simply be experiencing a vivid recollection of a past life experience or experiences. In fact, rather than experiencing an intense recollection, you may experience nothing more than a few feelings.

Furthermore, while good memories will result in good feelings, bad memories will result in bad feelings, much the same as you experience after a bad dream. Just as with a bad dream, you'll tend to wake up feeling uneasy but at the same time you need to bear in mind that any unpleasant memories are also an important part of regression.

Furthermore, you need to bear in mind that it's the 'remembering' which is the all important factor here. Once you start remembering, you'll be able to move on in this life and it is only when one suppresses ones subconscious with regards to these memories, that problems start to arise. Acceptance and understanding with regards to things which happened in a previous life can go a long way in helping you in this life

The theory of karma states that if one is good and performs acts of kindness, then you will have good karma. On the other hand, if you are a bad person or you change to become bad then you will simply have bad karma, in which case your life will be plagued by negative events and this will continue until such time that there's a balance between your good and bad karma.

Unfortunately many people tend to get confused with regards to this interpretation. Contrary to what some believe, we don't have to be bad or suffer simply because of a past life. Instead, each time you are born you are presented with a new opportunity to do things the right way. As a result, once you accept the fact that a certain memory may indeed be from a past life, and that you're not necessarily a bad person in this life, then you can move on and have as good a life has anyone else.

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