A common problem faced by many who have past life memories is the stigma that “It’s always famous people that people recall being,” which I think is a myth perpetuated by people who refuse to acknowledge the reality of Past Life Memory Recall.
I think the real problem lies in the fact that if you say you were a farmer in the Sacramento Valley in the 1930’s as opposed to being a movie star in 1930’s Hollywood, no one will listen to you or even want to hear about your experiences unless you were someone famous. And people that lie or have delusions about having Past Life Memory Recall tend to want some kind of attention or help. They are seeking to make themselves into something they are not for some reason. * While on the other hand people with Past Life Memory Recall are only trying to understand who they actually are and not trying to enhance themselves with a false reality.
So this double edge sword get worse by the fact that famous people are often better documented than non famous people, so information is more readily researched. I can say this from a personal experience point of view since I do have at least one life that was fairly notable and it was the first one that I did not ignore when memories surfaced. I had always thought as a child that I had been a pilot that flew old vintage biplanes. I actually had dreams about flying a red biplane, but this meant nothing outside of it being a cool dream because I had no understanding as a 3 year old that having these kind of dreams was significant for a child that had not been exposed to WWI aviation. Perhaps the only exposure was Snoopy and his battle with the Red Baron, and I’m not even sure I really understood what that was all about until I was 6 or 7 years old.
Now I have a website with my WWI aviation memories posted on it and my other past life memories as well, but no one complains or writes derisive comments about the other lifetimes. Think about that. Those other lifetimes were of people that did not have the fame level of my Manfred lifetime. Nobody cares about those lives and there is hardly any documentation concerning those experiences, so those two aspects there fuel to the problems concerning having famous past lives. Apparently, it is human nature or popular culture to only care about those who have been famous. Perhaps people just like to bicker and argue. And the accessible documentation creates another problem, which if the person recalling the memories does not follow the exact documented history, then the person is proclaimed a liar and if the person does follow the exact documented history then the person is considered a fraud because they could have memorized information that was documented. This is really a caught between Scylla and Carybdis predicament.
What is the solution for the person having famous Past Life Memory Recall? Well, one could refuse to acknowledge it, which can actually cause emotional problems in some cases. One could be very public about it and fight everyone who comes attacking, which is awfully stressful. Or one could simply take faith in their memories and accept the truth with a critical eye and not worry about what other people think regardless of whether one shared their knowledge with a few close friends or the general public. This is the attitude that I have adopted. No matter how many rude comments or unbelieving remarks can change who I really am. I am who I am. That is an unchangeable fact of the universe, and I have to live with who I am. If I was a Master Tile Setter in Rome or a famous pilot from World War I, I am still me and those past experiences are part of what makes me who I am today in this lifetime.
If you don’t like who you are, then make changes in this current life to go in a direction that you desire, but don’t allow others to make you ignore or hide who you really are inside. I am of the opinion that knowledge of one’s past life experiences can act as a safety net in those times when one feels like they can’t do things or are alone and hopeless. I know from having been Manfred that I can be a good leader, I have courage, and can learn to deal with difficult people and survive the loss of dear friends. Those are all qualities that have nothing to do with fame. So famous or not, it’s your past life experiences that matter and not the people who come to judge you who are NOT qualified to make erroneous statements.
I have even read a few articles here and there on the Internet about how the use of past life regression has allowed people to get past phobias experienced during this lifetime that had their origins in previous lives. Past Life Recall can be a healthy experience. Just remember to “live” in the past means that you will never move forward onto new experiences and achievements. But you can bring past experiences and memories with you on that new journey as valuable or useful information.
Rittmeister © 2012
*I have encountered individuals claiming famous lives that I did not believe their claims were based upon any legitimate past life experience or recall. The most obvious one was an individual claiming to have been Alexander the Great, King Louis XIV, and George Washington. The person exhibited no traits of personal or interpersonal skills that would have been required to have been any of those people let alone all three of them. Having been in the military of some sort in most of my life times, I can pretty much guarantee that no soldier would have wanted to follow this person. I know I would not have, and Alexander the Great, King Louis XIV, and George Washington were all successful leaders.