With my most recent thread about reincarnation, it will undoubtedly bring up the question in nearly everyone's mind, "If we reincarnate, why can't we remember our past lives?". First of all, this is more of a statement than a question, because it assumes that no one in the world has any memory of their past life. I am going to illustrate how many people do in fact have somewhat of a memory of their past life and likely don't even recognize it. There have been hundreds of cases where people have some kind of trauma or some psychic change occur where they speak an entirely different language, telling their name, when they died, where they lived, etc., some of these cases being little children, that have been verified by investigators who looked into it. Other cases involve people being at a place they have never been, and just like certain little things can trigger the memory of a long ago, seemingly forgotten event, the person is able to recall what yet to be seen places they are going through will look like in exact detail. One thing I emphasize, is that knowledge is nothing without experience, you can rationalize that gasoline is flammable all you want, but until you've actually seen how easily gasoline can be lit on fire, you do not KNOW that gasoline is flammable. Wisdom is knowledge that has been experienced, and in this short little sermon there will be no need for any information on the anatomical workings of memory, as all of you will have undoubtedly experienced these things first hand, so that you know they are absolute truths. I am assuming that most of you guys are between the ages of 18-30 years old, and this is a wonderful circumstance to show you the workings of the memory, because it shows just how quickly the memories become vague if not recalled at more and more recent times as one ages. Many of you will acknowledge that the reason that we cannot remember being born, is because the brain is not yet developed, and this is why we cannot fathom having been created in just this single incarnation. However, none of you will argue the fact that a 5 year old has a perfectly able memory, as the 5 year old begins kindergarten and memorizes various information, and the language as well is developed to a degree and memory is necessary in order to remember words so that one may speak. However, how many of you can remember more than 10 events that happened when you were 5 years old. The most significant and clear memories are the ones that perhaps the family or friends talked about, so that one need only go back to the last time that it was mentioned to recall it, and it does not fade away like other memories because it has been reinforced in your mind by being brought up at various times and various ages. Also there are memories that, if you were to write down every memory you can think of, would not come to you. However, sometimes things will occur, or you will see something associated with that memory and suddenly it comes to the surface out of it's storage far back in the memory. As I've said, one cannot really dispute that a 5 year old certainly is capable of remembering things, and I'd like you to think back to your earliest memory. Now, I'd like you to try to recall what happened the day after that event or even a few hours later, assuming the memory isn't something that was drawn out such as a loved one being sick or dieing. From the ages of 4-10 no one will disagree that Christmas is a very significant event, children often times cannot sleep at night with the excitement of the presents they imagine they will get from Santa in the morning. Most of you would not disagree that the events we find significant at the time are the most easily recalled. I'd like you to try to remember your favorite present that you received each Christmas from the ages of 4-10. Can you do it? If so, I applaud you for your memory, but most will find that they can only remember a few presents that they were extremely joyous to receive, and some of those presents might have even been received during the same Christmas. Also, some of your memories will have been reinforced by looking at pictures or home movies at various times throughout your life so that one need only refer back to the last time they were reminded of that Christmas and not the full 15 or so year span back to the original memories and now. Now, if you cannot even remember back a decade or two, wouldn't it make sense, considering the average time from birth to birth is 144 years, that it would be exceedingly more difficult to recall an event that occurred 100 years ago? However, just like there are seemingly lost memories that may be suddenly recalled by association with something we see or experience more recently, the same can be said about past life memories. How many of you, for some reason, when seeing or hearing about a certain country or historical event, felt a deep seated interest in these places, and almost a familiarity of the subject when you were a child. For me personally, even since I was a little kid I have always felt a deep connection and interest in ancient Egypt, Greek mythology, and Native American spiritual customs, as well as the black plague and the dark ages, and even Africa. Also with the Orient, and I am naturally gifted at Martial Arts and have always known that Chi and Oriental Mysticism are real, before I even knew what they were. Also a deep feeling of connection to magic, although it wasn't something I pursued like dungeons and dragons or harry potter, I had no interest in make believe magic fiction, but at the time I didn't know where to obtain books on actual Magic or that they even existed. I knew that these stories of wizards and magic came from something true, but I didn't know information about it was out there, and I never pursued the fictional magic that many "nerds" do. I remember the first time I heard anything about Greek mythology, I knew nothing of the stories, but the names alone brought up a longing to study the stories of these gods, and the stories seemed very familiar as if I had already read them. The same goes for Egypt, looking at hieroglyphics there was a sense of familiarity with them. To this day I hold Egypt very near to my heart, feeling as if I am somehow deeply associated with the Holy Land. I can recall certain vague images of Egyptian monuments and hieroglyphics, and some of these I have found in books on the subject, though not all of them. Egypt is a very historic place so some of you may argue that I may have seen the images on television, but this does not account for my feeling of connection with Egypt as a small child when I had known nothing of Egypt previously, nor did I watch any television about Egypt or read any books specifically about Egypt. I am fairly certain all of you have some country, that for some reason or another, and regardless of knowing the history of this country or not, is a place that you hold closer to your heart than others, and you may have no good explanation for why you have always wanted to go to this country or why this country holds any significance to you at all if you do not know much about it. Some places we would like to go because of the experiences that could be had there such as the Bahamas or Las Vegas, but there are other countries that may not be so desireable to visit that for some odd reason we hold in a higher regard of wishing to go to this country. I'd like you to think back to certain things that sparked your interest much more than anything else as a child, even though you knew nothing about the subject at hand when they first came upon you. Also, how many of you have met people that, within the first time of hanging out with them, became very close friends? Undoubtedly all of you will agree that the events of your life have molded who you are, what your morals and values are, even if you cannot remember all of the exact events that led you to become who you are now. As some of you may know, the subconscious mind takes note of every single thing occurring around you, but it acts as a filter so that your conscious mind is not overloaded with sensory input, and often times we can remember seemingly insignificant memories by association with something that is seen or occurs presently that draws these memories to the surface. If you were to have a memory of your past lives the way you can remember all of your plans for today, everything would merge together and you would be in the nuthouse. As you can see even memories from only 10 or so years ago become vague, though they are still there to be recalled in the right circumstances. The memories of 100 years ago during the past live, would be 10x more vague than the memories from 10 years ago, so it is no wonder we do not have a precise memory of them, the memories of the 20-30 years on this earth alone are almost nothing compared to everything that has occurred in your life. The past life memories, like the memories and events of this life, do play a significant role in molding the personality, and it is how we grow and evolve towards higher and higher existences. It explains why, in the same family and in the same neighborhood, a group of brothers can have completely different personalities, one being very intelligent and noble, the other being a bit slow and rather criminal in his behaviors, regardless of growing up in the same environment and having the same parenting. Psychology experts debate over whether it is Nature or Nurture that molds who we are in this life, and it is rather both, but it is not this life only that molds our personality, because these 2 principles do not even come close to explaining why 2 brothers, having the same parents and raising, and the same environment, can turn out completely opposite in character. Also I am sure there are some of you who have certain fantasies about doing things that go against your conscious morality, and it would sicken or at least upset you to perform these things in life or to have someone close to you affected by these things as they go against your conscious morals. For myself it goes along my sexual nature, in which my fantasies have been about bondage, sodomy and forced sex, but the thought of doing this to a woman in reality absolutely disgusts me, and in real life I am a very intimate gentle lover when I am with a woman and very devout and loyal to my partner. I also find that through the course of my life so far I have been forsaken by every woman I've been with, and I am well aware that I am experiencing the Karma to completely mold my ego so that I never take woman for sex objects again. I am destined to live a rather lonely life, though, as far as I know, I am not destined to be completely alone or else I would not have had the few girlfriends that I have had. I was not a rapist in my past life so you know haha, but I wasn't exactly the most loving or loyal husband either. I think that explains it in enough detail that you can grasp what I am getting at in respect to why it is we all do not have a clear memory of the past life, let alone past lives, and why we hold some cultures and geographical locations in higher regards than others even if we are not knowledgeable on their history, which is the result of past life associative memory, though the memory is very vague being from so long ago. If you have any further questions, as always I am here to try to help. Might I just add, there is a fairly easy method for recalling any memory from this past life in it's EXACT detail, right down to seeing a penny on the ground that you never even looked at, as you are accessing the akasa chronicle, as you breathe in akasa with the air, and akasa records everything that occurs, as well as holding the future within it to a degree. This method isn't easy in that you can do it on the first try, but compared to other methods it is the easiest. You will still fail many times before you succeed though. Lie on your back with your legs crossed, and your hands folded on the top of your head. As you fall asleep, focus intently on the memory you wish to relive, while still retaining the sense of self (which is fairly hard to do as you fall asleep). You will experience the memory from the 3rd person perspective in exact detail, if you were standing in front of someone in the memory, you will be able to see their back if you wish to.