How to recall some memories

>>Can i ask a question of those who do have memories of past/other lives?
>>How is it that you find these memories? Are they just there in the back of
>>your mind? Did they come to you in your dreams? Meditating? Astral travel?
>>In your art?
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All of your questions are answers themselves.  All ways work.  Some work
better for others.  I would also add,...energy healing, past life
regressions (do it self or with otherkin, or someone who believe in such
though...).  Also being around other magical beings, otherkin, or doing
energy work tends to evoke more memories too.
Some may say to read stories and such,...but here is where I disagree with
them.  Reading a story can cloud your mind,...is the "memory" a true memory
or is it influenced by the story.  For example,...I've never read any
Atlantis stuff, but I have specific memories and that I am more sure about.
 I've then confirmed it with people who have read about it, but still
refuse to read it, so that I can remember the rest without wondering if it
is mine or the book. Someday, I will read the material and see if it
matches what I said or may or may not trigger more memories.
   The other trick is not to paint the picture the way you wish it to be.
Or to paint it with all your fears either.  The trick is to view any
situation as a 3rd person observer...not actually caring what the story is,
but just wanting to know the story.
   When someone asks me to use my intuition on a situation, the less I am
personally involved, the better I can tell you, otherwise I have to make
myself be 3rd person.   So I have a personal bullshi# meter. If you tell me
/ask me something, I really don't care what your story is, but can tell you
if it is true or not.(Generally people don't like to hear their story is
false, so usually don't comment unless asked).  My advice is do the same
with memories,..check with yourself or have someone else, does it ring true
or is it affected by your state of mind.


Meditations

Here is a meditation...I got this from another list.
>from "Shaman il-de SaintGermain"
>>       Take a dark coloured bowl (it must be dark on the inside) and
>>fill it with water. Get yourself comfort sitting on the floor or bed or
>>the ground outside. Relax, calm down and gaze at the water. Think of the
>>water moving and flowing, then think of the flow and ebb of time.
>>Looking into, not at the water is important here. As you do this think
>>back along this lifetime. let your memories flow backward. Don't try to
>>concentrate on them, just watch them flow as if they wer flickering
>>through the water in the bowl. Watch them move farther and farther back
>>and do not, I repeat, do not allow yourself to place a limit on them as
>>they flow. If you do you will likely hit the begining of this life and
>>move no further. Let them flow as they will and only just take in what
>>you see, don't attempt to analyze until afterwards. as the vision flows
>>back just keep thinking "Before", or "Earlier", or something along those
>>lines. Let your mind go so that you can stop thinking of yourself as the
>>body you are in and the life you have had here. It may take some time,
>>it may not work at all, but at the very least you should get some
>>interesting impressions from the visions in the bowl. It's a start
>>anyway.
>>           This whole technique is an ancient form of mirror gazing,
>>divining the past, present or future from the depths of the mirror. In
>>Ancient time the mirror was a bowl, painted dark on the inside and
>>filled with water.
 

Here is another meditation: R. J. Stewart's "Earth Light"

"The Basic Underworld Visualization:
1. A period of silence
2. Affirming the four directions [I usually ground and shield just]
3. Visualizing a circular closed door or hatchway in the floor before you.
4. Open the door, with a clear affirmation of your intent to enter the
Underworld and seek the Light within the earth. If you wish to reach a parti
cular location, zone or specific contact, define this now.
5. See a steeply descending spiral stair, curving to the right. This stair
is cut out of natural rock. Along the wall on the left hand side is a thick
rope woven of red, black and white strands, fixed into the rock by stone or
bronze fastenings. Descend the stair.
6. The stair descends into a cave, chamber or hollow within the Earth.
Sometimes this is a simple underground temple. Usually you pass out through
an archway under which a small lamp hangs, shedding a faint guiding light.
In the chamber within, you pause in silent contemplation. At this stage
various contacts may be made or visions experienced.
7. Return through the archway and ascend the stairs.
8. Climb out through the circular doorway and close it behind you. See the
doorway fade into the floor of the room in which you began your
visualization."


Ritual
got this from another list as well...
From: Aewyn

If you are pagan, or open to a more "ritualized" method of allowing
your memories to surface, here is a ritual for you:

Begin with a bath. In your bathwater add a few drops of lilac
(divination, clairvoyance) oil.

On a table (or your alter) set up three candles. One white (truth,
wholeness), pink (spiritual awakening), and blue (truth). Place a mirror
on the table directly in front of you so that you can look into it easily
from where you're sitting. Place a black (protection) candle between
yourself and the mirror.

Burn frankincense (meditation, visions, energy) and dragon's blood
(protection) incense. Breath the scented smoke and allow your mind to
clear. Gaze into the mirror and allow thoughts and images to come into
your mind. This takes practice to be able to enter in to the correct frame
of mind. Often memories are buried in our consiousnesses or souls,
and one must unlearn a lot of prejudices before they allow those
memories to surface.


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