Why don’t we remember past lifetimes?

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To grow spir­i­tu­al­ly, learn to glimpse the high­lights of past life­times.

Mys­ti­cal seek­ers, this is Broth­er Thomas from the Sev­enth Ray. In this time of earth­ly tur­moil and con­fu­sion, I bring clar­i­ty and inte­gra­tion to those of you who focus upon the light with­in, also known as the Spir­i­tus Lumine. Great peace comes to those who allow the sideshows of earth to go on with­out them. Instead, we encour­age you to focus upon your spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment so that you might tran­scend this plane alto­geth­er and join us on the God-Con­tin­u­um where we are. But even as we extend our hands to you, so you must extend a help­ing hand to those you know who strug­gle and seek to ascend. One way for you to grow spir­i­tu­al­ly is to learn how to assim­i­late past life expe­ri­ences into your present con­scious aware­ness. Most of humankind can only recall the events of this present life­time; how­ev­er, it is pos­si­ble to remem­ber past life­times. Let us speak to you about this.

Leakages of Past Lifetimes

First. we want to remind every­one that you actu­al­ly do remem­ber past lives. Whether you real­ize it or not, all of us par­tic­i­pate in dream frag­ments that con­tain actu­al moments from our past lives. Have you ever told some­one about a dream that seemed very real? Per­haps you recall many of your present-day friends doing one thing or anoth­er in anoth­er place or con­text. This form of dream­ing, along with the char­ac­ters and sit­u­a­tions with­in them, is a very nat­ur­al way that our guides bring us past life mem­o­ries. These spe­cial past life frag­ments are pre­sent­ed to our uncon­scious so that we might uti­lize its knowl­edge and solve present-day prob­lems and sit­u­a­tions.

Though dreams and med­i­ta­tions are often not as clear as our present wak­ing mem­o­ry, we are ful­ly capa­ble of train­ing our­selves to rec­og­nize the frag­ments of past lives as they occur in dreams and med­i­ta­tions. Dream recall is an impor­tant mys­ti­cal prac­tice and we will devote more time to this sub­ject in future posts.

Your past lifetimes are safely stored away.

Anoth­er thing you should know is that all mem­o­ries of your past lives are safe­ly stored away. Mys­tics often refer to this as the Akashic record. The Holy Bible refers to this as the Great Book – or the Book of Life. Akashic is a term that is often thrown around and mis­un­der­stood. Each of us have an Akashic record that is unique for us. It is stored in the Lux Ani­mae, or the soul cap­sule. It con­tains the con­tin­u­ous mem­o­ries of all the life­times that one has lived as well as all moments on the oth­er side of life.

Your Akashic record is avail­able to you as you learn the mys­ti­cal prac­tices for access­ing it. As with any­thing, prac­tice makes one more pro­fi­cient. There are oth­er Akashic records as well. Moth­er Earth has her own records stored in her crys­talline core. These exten­sive records detail all of the his­tor­i­cal events of earth, and all that have lived upon it. Moth­er Earth is also a repos­i­to­ry of infor­ma­tion for many of the oth­er plan­ets in this sec­tor of the uni­verse.

Past Lifetimes: You can’t handle the truth!

It is actu­al­ly a great bless­ing that humankind does not yet have the abil­i­ty to ful­ly remem­ber all past life events. If one con­sid­ers the dif­fi­cul­ty an aver­age per­son has in for­giv­ing oth­ers for triv­ial offens­es, imag­ine the prob­lems we would face were all to remem­ber every painful slight and mis­giv­ing! The pain and suf­fer­ings that all endure in a sin­gle life­time are hard enough with­out mul­ti­ply­ing it a thou­sand­fold! Again, it is a great bless­ing that we do not remem­ber every­thing.

A more efficient way to Solve Past Karma

For­tu­nate­ly for us, there is a more effi­cient way to solve our prob­lems from past lives and that is to par­cel them out over mul­ti­ple life­times. Rather than solv­ing all of our prob­lems at once – we agree to take on a few at a time and work on them. Though it appears that we arrive in our present incar­na­tion as a blank slate, this is not entire­ly so. Our phys­i­cal forms have been bio­log­i­cal­ly hard­wired to present us with tal­ents and abil­i­ties as well as phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al pre­dis­po­si­tions. Also, we are guid­ed by our high­er selves to meet peo­ple, places, and things so that we might begin the process of accom­plish­ing our life pur­pos­es. This process is a very effec­tive means for souls to advance and grow. Lat­er on, as we evolve and our phys­i­cal life spans become longer, we lose many of the advan­tages of short mul­ti­ple life­times.

Fresh Starts Bring Fresh Perspectives

We all have met ide­al­is­tic young peo­ple and jad­ed seniors. For most, the longer one lives, the less like­ly they are to face per­son­al prob­lems with a new per­spec­tive. Most humans become more habit­u­at­ed and pre­dictable the longer they live. One way of coun­ter­ing this pre­dis­po­si­tion is by using the mul­ti­ple life­time tech­nique.

In one life­time a per­son might adopt the habits of a sci­en­tist and solve prob­lems using log­ic and rea­son. In anoth­er life­time, these same prob­lems might be solved using a the­o­log­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal or social sci­ence approach. All might be valid ways of solv­ing a par­tic­u­lar dif­fi­cul­ty – yet all would pro­duce dif­fer­ent out­comes. As souls mature over many life­times, it devel­ops an abil­i­ty to see count­less ways of han­dling world­ly liv­ing and issues of good, bad, right, and wrong.

You Only Need the Highlights of Past Lifetimes

As we said ear­li­er, mys­tics con­stant­ly refine their abil­i­ties to rec­og­nize dream snip­pets and access the Akashic records. Inter­est­ing­ly, there is no real need to review an entire life­time in our con­scious wak­ing state. The high­lights work just as well. It is sim­i­lar to watch­ing a review of the major scor­ing dri­ves after a foot­ball game is over. There is lit­tle need to see all plays – the high­lights will inter­est us the most. So it is with the lessons of past lives.

Let’s say that you won­der why you have a fear of heights – a high­light or two would be all you need to under­stand this pho­bia. Per­haps you won­der why you don’t get along so well with a per­son in your present cir­cum­stances. Most like­ly, that is the result of unfin­ished busi­ness of anoth­er life.

Mystical Practices brings Recall of Past Lifetimes

It is very pos­si­ble to learn mys­ti­cal tech­niques of access­ing the Akashic record or high­lights of past lives. We will detail some of these in future posts. But for now, we will pro­vide gen­er­al details. One way involves keep­ing a dream jour­nal. Anoth­er way is to prac­tice par­tic­u­lar med­i­ta­tive tech­niques.

Dream Journal

A dream jour­nal is where one writes down as many mem­o­ries as pos­si­ble from their dreams. At first, most peo­ple don’t remem­ber much. With inten­tion and prac­tice, one will begin to remem­ber most, if not all, of their dreams.

Before sleep­ing at night, instruct your uncon­scious­ness to awak­en after a major dream cycle – which should occur two or three times each evening. Once you awak­en, jot down a few things you remem­ber about your dreams. A word or two will suf­fice. Once you’ve done that, instruct your uncon­scious mind to awak­en you again after the next dream cycle. When you ful­ly awak­en the next morn­ing, look over what you wrote and see if you can recall the dreams in more detail. Do this often enough and soon you will be recall­ing near­ly all of your major dreams.

Meditation Technique

A sec­ond tech­nique for access­ing past lives is to prac­tice guid­ed med­i­ta­tion. You can cre­ate your own med­i­ta­tions or find any num­ber of them on the inter­net. (We have includ­ed one for you in the attri­bu­tions sec­tion of this les­son.) The skill­ful med­i­ta­tor, once they have ground­ed, cen­tered, and pro­tect­ed them­selves, directs their con­scious­ness to the Akashic records. A use­ful tech­nique as you do this is to pose a ques­tion in your mind, then direct your con­scious­ness to find your “dop­pel­ganger” (for­mer self) in a pre­vi­ous life­time. This dop­pel­ganger will present you with the past life high­lights that are most help­ful. This is an easy and excit­ing tech­nique to learn.

As we ascend, we essentially have unbroken memory

As we ascend fur­ther on the God-Con­tin­u­um, we gain more and more access to our pre­vi­ous lives and mem­o­ries until, at some point, we remem­ber every­thing in a con­tin­u­ous unbro­ken stream. Once we reach this state, all of our past mis­takes and mis­con­cep­tions of oth­ers are under­stood in the con­text of spir­i­tu­al growth and advance­ment. No longer do we har­bor mal­ice or anger towards our­selves or any­one. In fact, we eas­i­ly reunite with those we once con­sid­ered as arch ene­mies in per­fect friend­ship. We real­ize that in many cas­es, each of us agreed to play the roles of vil­lains, bul­lies, cru­el friends, and abusers to each oth­er. At oth­er times, we under­stand that we need­ed these cru­el­ties to help strength­en us for our adven­tur­ous jour­ney ahead.


Many of the prob­lems we face today are a con­tin­u­a­tion of those we faced in pre­vi­ous lives. By pay­ing atten­tion to our dreams and mys­ti­cal devel­op­ment, we gain the abil­i­ty to glimpse the high­lights of those incar­na­tions which are most ben­e­fi­cial for our per­son­al growth.

As we increase our abil­i­ty to for­give and solve prob­lems through the pow­er of the light with­in, our guides allow us to learn more about our past. For the time being, we can­not rush our advance­ment on the God-Con­tin­u­um. Your angels, spir­its, and guides will give you only what you are able to han­dle in the present moment. How­ev­er, each of us can learn how to for­give more eas­i­ly and live more gen­er­ous­ly. If we are will­ing to do this hard work and pay atten­tion to our mys­ti­cal devel­op­ment, we will learn more about the real­i­ties of Boot Camp Earth which puts all of our “so-called” injus­tices into per­spec­tive. As we grow spir­i­tu­al­ly, our angels, spir­its, and guides increase what we may know of our past lives. One day, all will see our past in a con­tin­u­ous stream and have full access not only of our lives – but oth­ers as well.

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Pic­ture used by per­mis­sion of cre­ative com­mons