"The body, the organ of sense-perception, may
be as much a hindrance as a help to remembrance [of past lives]. In
that case, casual gleams of memory, giving us sudden, abrupt, momentary
revelations of the past, are precisely [what] we would expect."
The mind forgets all about our past lives but our
emotions carry its seeds and our body carries its memories.
Whenever you come into a new life, you enter
into an agreement to forget about all the old ones which came before
it. You agree to consciously forget about your past lives for two
very good reasons.
So that you will not be overloaded by
irrelevant information. If you were to become consciously aware of the
vast storehouse of your past knowledge, you would find it absolutely and
So that you will get a "fresh" start. This
allows you to try again with those people you have had difficulty with
in the past. You get to start over from scratch (free of baggage) and
try to make this time different and better.
Although they are "forgotten", our past lives
lie just near enough to the surface of our conscious awareness for us to
access them. Often all we need to do is look at the surface and see the
outlines of the buried treasures that are strewn like little diamonds
across the sands of our awareness.
The Easy Way:
"Sense memory" is the easiest way that we can
access our past lives. This works because our "memories" are always
getting jogged by "sensory" triggers. A favorite song can remind us
of a romantic date. A special scent can remind us of a happy time.
A certain smile or laugh can remind us of someone we once loved very
much. You can use common household objects to stimulate your sense
memory into unleashing the related past life awareness by
"There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of
the heart!" (Charles Dickens)
How do you know that your past lives are
triggering you? By your sensory reactions!
The knowledge of your past lives is always
present. When past lives are crying out for healing, the easiest
way for karma to get your attention is to trigger your senses. Since
most only believe what they see, hear, touch, smell, and taste, when
their senses do not act normally, it motivates them to heal their karma.
Do certain movies really upset you? Are you
so triggered that you have to stop watching them or else risk getting
physically sick, mentally over-stimulated, or emotionally upset?
Especially when they are historical movies, they may be triggering
unhealed past life karma that you have come here to resolve.
Does certain music automatically trigger a
strong emotion in you? Can music instantly make you feel a certain
way? Happy, sad, peaceful, angry... these are emotions that music or
sound can trigger. More often than not, these sound links
were created in past lives when the music was first heard.
Do you have trouble being touched on a
certain part of your body? Do you instinctively move away when
someone tries to touch you there? If so, it is likely that when
you are being touched in the same place where you were killed in
past lives, your body remembers it and moves away to protect you.
Do certain smells turn you on or off sexually?
Do some smells help you to relax while others tense you up? Before
language, people recognized one another and detected predators by
smell. Certain smells can trigger people into uncontrollable
rages... usually these smells trigger unresolved past life issues.
Do some foods literally make you sick... when
others have no problem in eating the same foods. For example, I cannot
eat mushrooms, they literally make me sick and, if I eat one, I cannot
keep it down. I was poisoned in a past life, died horribly, and my
body is protecting me from further mushrooms!
"It is only with the heart that one can see
properly: what is essential is invisible to the eye." (Exupery)
If one is lacking a sense now, but did not in
past lives... those senses come through in past life recall.
Richness of Life:
What would a blind person give to see colors?
What would a deaf person give to hear music? What would those who could
not feel touches or smell or taste give to have these senses back? Past
life exploration gives those who suffer from sensory deprivation now a
unique opportunity to activate them.
Sensory Deprivation is Limited:
At one point in their cycle of reincarnation,
most people must experience deprivation of all the senses. Most people
choose to be blind, deaf, or otherwise sensory deprived in only one
lifetime to get the karmic lessons associated with sensory deprivation.
Therefore, in most past lives, each individual has full use of all their
senses. More to the point, they will remember past life events with all
their senses... which recorded their life experiences.
Complete Sensory Past Life Memories:
When sensory deprived people explore their past
lives directly through hypnotic regression, they experience events with
their capabilities as they WERE and not as they ARE now. In other words,
when recalling past lives, the blind person will be able to see light
as they did when they could see in the past and the deaf person will
hear sounds as they did when they could hear in the past. Any incapacity
in the present can fall away in the past.
Understanding the Deprivation:
The sensory deprived who have explored their
past lives not only gain greater knowledge about themselves, they
understand what their damaged senses have been missing. To see colors
and light or to hear sounds and music, even if it just for a short
time, enables the blind and deaf to gain more understanding about what
they had been missing. For many, this brings many a profound sense of
peace as well as insights now about their missing senses.
Restoring the Connection:
The sensory deprived, who have seen, heard,
touch, smelled, and tasted during past life recall, are better able to
understand how their deprived senses should function in the present.
One of them described this as "sensory activation" which "restores
their connection" to the world. Although past life exploration does
nothing to restore their senses now, it does help them to understand
their karma better and also that any sensory incapacity is temporary.
"Although the world is full of suffering, the
world is also full of overcoming it." (Helen Keller)
If you have physical karma resulting in the loss
of one or more of your senses, consider this.
Everyone in the universe goes through the
experience of lacking each one of the senses. These are common karmic
classrooms. If you were born deprived of sight, hearing, touch, taste,
smell in this lifetime, there was an important karmic reason why you
came into agreement with this condition.
When you are deprived of one sense, you
are forced to develop the senses you have left to ever deeper levels.
This is much like taking a required course in school, you have to do
it because everyone has to do it... it is on the curriculum and no
one can change the schedule of courses.
Sensory Lessons - Part 1:
Sharing my own experience of losing each one of
the senses in past lives, here is what they can teach you:
- When I was blind, I learned to look within and to channel past lives.
- When I was deaf, I learned to listen by focusing on expressions.
- When I felt no touches, I learned to appreciate those who loved me.
- When I could not taste, I learned to be grateful for the gift of food.
- When I could not smell, I learned to track with my other senses.
Sensory Lessons - Part 2:
Other things that you can learn from
experiencing other senses more fully by being deprived of one is:
- Blind people can use sound via
- Deaf people can use reflections, shadows, movements to "hear".
- Touch deprived people can connect more deeply through hugs.
- Taste deprived people can appreciate food color, texture, etc.
- Smell deprived people can develop a keener sense of touch.
Sensory Lessons - Part 3:
Overcoming suffering is one of the lessons
karma teaches to those who suffer from physical disabilities. The most
important lesson is to focus on the senses you do have and to
develop them to the best of your ability. You will be grateful for
these lessons in future lives. Education about the nature of life is
the one thing that is never wasted in the universe.
If you are blind/deaf,
for how to use the exercises.