About 80% of the US believes in reincarnation or the very least an afterlife. This percentage seems to rise every year even though the participation in religion has gone down. Now, why do you think that is? With the popularity of paranormal investigating and the fantastic evidence documented, it seems inevitable that we, at some point, may all become believers. That itself could be a viable explanation.
When we investigate a location or when a medium such as my self gets absolute validation from someone on the other side who has the memory of being here, that tells us that they had a life here in the past, Therefore experience in the physical. A past life. Beings who never die must have been doing something, so why not live multiple lives in different periods of earthy times and situations.
You see souls, our real selves seem to be curious by nature, We always want to learn, and learning is part of who we are whether it be easy, hard, right, or wrong. And what better place to learn something fast than to incarnate in an existence that has many challenges and an array of emotions ready to experience and feel for the asking. And if you don't learn everything to your expectations can come back and try it again.
As a soul, we are one with ourselves and the whole of who we are. But we do bring a little bit back with us from the lives and experiences we have. Every atom of our body is the memory of everybody that we ever inhabited. We bring with us the past sometimes. Most likely, it is on purpose. Children are born every day with the knowledge that can take the average person-years to learn, such as playing instruments, math, reading, the sciences. There are many reasons why this happens, but the two best ideas that I know of is, one, they needed ahead start on an accomplishment and having particular skills may be of help in a lifetime. Or they had an ability that is so near and dear to them or embedded into there soul that it just come along for the ride.
If during a lifetime some feeling or actions have not been acknowledged for the sake of learning or enlightenment, they can follow you into the next life, and this is also true for things you have seen or experienced, If strong enough in one life it will carry through to the next. You can have imprints such as knowing locations and how to navigate around them without ever have been there in this lifetime. That is most likely because you have been there before.
Past lives are almost exactly like childhood memories. When you learn things as a child or experience situations that are important, it will most likely shape the personality and the fears or likes that you have as adults. You cant revisit your childhood in the physical form again but you can in your memory. That is how past lives can work. You merely are remembering things from before that shape the now. So to answer the question were you here before? The evidence speaks for itself.
written by David Hanzel intuitive medium