Many of us believe that we all travel through many lifetimes, time periods, and situations through a process of reincarnation. Even those of us who doubt this concept recognize that there is often merit in the symbolism of past life memories. Beyond just being interesting, what makes these memories so important to uncover in our current lifetimes?

Past lives are one of the easiest ways to understand our current pains, egoic patterns, and repeating life situations. We all know what it’s like to feel stuck in a cycle, where a bad situation just seems to keep repeating and repeating, without any clear answer of how to escape it. Fortunately, past life memories give us a new insight into these seemingly inescapable patterns. When we view these memories, we are easily objective, making it much easier to examine what is going on than it is to have honest introspection directly towards a current stressful situation.

“Hindsight is always 20/20.”

Notice how the farther we look back in our current life, the clearer the insight? Past life memories work exactly like this; we are more distanced from the emotions of the past, besides vital empathy, so we can objectively examine the cycles of these past lives.

When the Akashic Records (the energy body holding all our past life memories) open us up to specific past life experiences, they always arise with meaning. That meaning is catered directly to us and our needs right here, right now. It always is symbolically carrying a lesson we need to learn presently to uncover the solution to a painful issue we feel stuck on, because this issue has existed in previous lifetimes and has yet to be broken. We might clearly understand the root of such issue—like a traumatic event that mirrors something similar in our current lifetime, or we might see how this cyclical pattern played out in a past lifetime, recognizing what we need to do different to avoid a painful outcome.

Past life memories often help with our relationships. Let’s say that our current partner is emotionally distant, and we just can’t seem to get through to them—we’re worried and concerned that it could mean the end of our relationship or that things are slowly starting to unravel. Consulting the Universe directly through the Akashic Records and our past lives might help us uncover how to heal this current concern. Many people in our current lifetimes, especially those we love deeply like our partners, have lived past lives with us and it’s almost guaranteed that this current concern has occurred previously in a lifetime before.

In this example, perhaps we look into our past lives and recall a relationship with our partner’s past self, where they were similarly growing distant. In this lifetime, we watched them grow distant until we snapped with frustration. After we snapped in this past life, they explained that they had been dealing with some repressed childhood traumatic memories and just had needed space—our anger at them was the opposite of what they needed and damaged our relationship. In a second past life, we realized we talked with them about their emotional distance, compassionately expressing our concern and desire to help and understand. They shared again that they were dealing with some childhood anguish in this lifetime and that this was exactly the support they needed—our empathy and connection deepened drastically.

Through the insights from both of these past lives, we then have a clear answer of how to approach our partner currently. We know not to snap, but instead to have a clear and open dialogue with them, expressing genuine love and concern. Through past life memories, we can find the solution for a present life concern.

Although our past life narratives are often more individualized and complicated than this example, the possibility to learn about repeating patterns and compassionate solutions is infinite and accessible. It just takes some honest discernment, evaluation, and a readiness to dive into our past lives to learn all of these important lessons. Personally transcendent meditation or working with a trusted Akashic Record/past life reader is an amazing way to heal any issues you’re facing currently.

Arien Smith has passionately worked with the Akashic Records to complete over 300 past life readings, all with love, light, and healing as the focus. He’s learned much about how transformative and unique past life memories can be for each person and wishes to share this amazing tool through blogs and intuitive work. For information about these intuitive readings and articles, check out his website at

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Comment by Arien Smith on June 23, 2016 at 5:10pm

Thanks so much, Regina! I really appreciate it and I hope they decide to include it. It's really been a joy writing for OmTimes. :)

Comment by Regina Chouza on June 22, 2016 at 8:26pm

Hi Arien, Thanks for this!

I'm sending it to the publishers for possible inclusion in an upcoming edition.

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