I like to think of past lives as 'lives I have known'....I've done past life regression since my twenties and find it a useful way to address present issues. My own spontaneous recalls may surprise but the vignettes definitely align with whatever I'm 'suffering'. The first time I ever read about the Titanic I knew I was an 3rd class immigrant below deck and my first prerequisite years later for my one and only cruise was a 1st class stateroom, even so it was a big disaster, I got sick on the plane to Miami and would have cancelled out except had to see the Mayan Atlantean ruins, which I managed in spite of being inexplicably ill. I have known since I was a child not to wear necklaces because it triggers guillotine memories of my 'French Court' experience, where I was a hairdresser at Versailles judged guilty by association and paid for it. I danced at Moulin Rouge, was a Temple trained priest/frequency keeper in the last days of Atlantis, a Confederate soldier who fought at Shiloh - just one of several military experiences including a righteous Templar Crusader and a female Japanese warrior, I was a Cathar nun during the Inquisition, a gem trader at Canyon de Chelly when it was Atlantean colony, and a saloon girl in Santa Fe, just to mention a few. None of these were grand, just a bit player/worker bee but all were opportunities to learn about life. Some I can't bear to explore, but I know they all contribute to the person I am today and when karmic pin pricks/ sword thrusts popup, point in the direction that needs release. These tableau vivants give us the space where we can willingly experience what we otherwise can't bear to remember.