We feel that we have been here before, seen this person, heard their voice, felt this feeling. It is distinctive and pronounced when we go through an episode of deja vu. This is because for one instant, we have witnessed “the crack in the cosmic egg” that gives us a glimpse into our eternity.
One of the reasons we don’t remember our past lives is that it is too confusing, as we navigate this current lifetime, to have images of other lives obtruding on our consciousness. We are meant to focus on the now in this lifetime and not be dazzled by who we were centuries ago. Yet it is still important to understand who we were in past lives. Knowing about them can explain many of our talents, predilections, choices, inclinations, loves, hates, and even illnesses and pains. But we are not meant to cross into that territory on a daily basis.
Every once in a while, however, by whatever grace or confluence of energies beyond the scope of the human mind, we catch sight of another life. It is brief and stunning and a reminder that we have lived many times and will live again in the never-ending miracle of existence.