Past lives, or times we have lived before, are suppressed by the painfulness of the memory of those former existences.
The memory is contained in mental image pictures which, on close viewing, are capable of developing a reality “more real” than present time.
There are many interesting cases of people recalling past lives.
One was a case of a young girl, about five, who, hanging back at church, confided to her clergyman that she was worried about her “husband and children.” It seems she had not forgotten them after “dying out of” another life five years before.
The clergyman did not at once send for the chaps in white coats. Instead, he questioned the truly worried child closely.
She told him she had lived in a nearby village, and what her name had been. She said where her former body was buried, gave him the address of her husband and children and what all their names were, and asked him to drive over and find out if they were all right.
The clergyman made the trip. Much to his astonishment, he discovered the grave, the husband, the children and all the current news.
The following Sunday he told the little five-year-old girl that the children were all well, that the husband had remarried pleasantly and that the grave was well kept.
She was very satisfied and thanked the clergyman very much—and the following Sunday could not recall a thing about it!