This is an excellent article by Trish LeSage about past lives. I believe many people experience past life memories but do not recognize it as as such. This article may help you with recognizing a past life memory.
“Remembering Your Past Lives”
Are you interested in or attracted to specific geographic places or types of places? Have you ever felt a feeling of déjà vu when you have been in certain places? Have you ever felt as if you already knew someone or as if you had known them for a very long time even if you were just meeting them for the first time? Do you have fears or phobias that have no basis in your current life? Do you have a nagging preference for things that do not make any sense for your current life? While sleeping, do you dream of different time periods or of foreign lands that you have never traveled to? Have you ever experienced unexplained ailments? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, memories of your past lives are possibly being brought to the surface of your waking conscious mind.
Many people who heal themselves are well aware of the fact that the root causes of some of our issues, problems, and ailments in our present lives actually have their origins in traumas that occurred during our past lives, some of which occurred centuries or even thousands of years ago. Since serious injuries to our physical body can also damage our energy bodies, and we take our energy bodies with us when we die, the record of our injuries from our past lives are carried with us in our energy bodies from one lifetime to the next. When we reincarnate into a new body, the records of our past life injuries are carried with us into our new physical body via our energy bodies. This often translates into ailments in our current physical body. For example, someone who received a strong blow to the head in a past life may suffer from migraine headaches in their present life.
Unexplained fears and phobias that have no basis in our current life often have their origins in traumatic and fatal events that occurred during our past lives. Past traumatic events are recorded in our soul’s mind. Since our “soul mind” goes with us when we die, records of those past life traumas also accompany us from one lifetime to the next in our subconscious mind. Memories from those past life traumas often surface during our current lifetime in the form of fears and phobias.
Our preferences, strong likes, and strong dislikes often carry over from one lifetime to another also. All of the character roles that we have played during each of our past lives become a part of who we are eternally. A piece of each person that we have ever been has formed a part of who we are in the present moment, including past life preferences, likes, and dislikes.
Understanding a foreign language that one had no prior knowledge of nor any prior exposure to is also another form of one’s past life memories surfacing into one’s current life. There are some well documented cases of this phenomenon. Cases have even been documented in which children have awoken at night fluently speaking a foreign language that they had no prior knowledge of nor any prior exposure to.
I have personally experienced this phenomenon for myself. When I was a child, the country of Italy was of special interest to me. I wanted to travel to Italy, and I wanted to live there even though I had never been exposed to the Italian language in my life, and I did not know anything at all about the Italian culture. Once I became an adult, I finally traveled to Italy. Before going to Italy, I memorized a few tourist phrases in Italian such as: “Where is the bathroom?”, “How much does it cost?”, “I would like to order a soda.”, etc. As the days passed while I was on vacation in Italy, I was surprised to find that I understood more and more of the Italian language. By the time a week had passed, I was able to understand about 80% of the TV broadcasts in Italian, and I was able to understand 100% of the people who spoke to me. To my amazement, when we accidentally sat in the first class section of a train after having purchased a ticket for another section of the train, I understood perfectly when the train conductor explained to me in Italian that we were sitting in first class, and we had not paid for a first class ticket, and therefore, we needed to pay the difference in price between the ticket we had paid for and a first class ticket in order to continue sitting in first class. Otherwise, we would have to move to another section of the train. I also served as an interpreter in the dining room of our hotel when two English speaking tourists could not communicate with a waitress who only spoke Italian. When I returned home from our vacation, out of curiosity, I did Past Life Regression and found that I had lived a past life in Italy during the 1600’s. This explained to me why when I traveled to Italy during my current life, having only known a few Italian phrases, I was able to understand Italian so easily while I was there. Past life memories of the Italian language having been my native tongue several centuries ago had surfaced during my current life to help me when needed.
So, the next time you dream about foreign lands that you have never visited, you experience unexplained fear, you feel a connection to a particular place, or you feel as if you have known someone for a very long time even though you are meeting them for the first time, you may be experiencing the phenomenon of your past life memories being brought to the surface. You are being given a window into who you have been that has shaped who you are today, and what a fascinating and insightful window it is!
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