Our past lives are still in our memories but our brain locks them away from us as it would probably be too much for us to cope with in our present lives. We do draw upon them, when we make comparisons with a sense of knowing. Our past lives are influencing us all the time, why do we hate spiders, why have I took an instant dislike to the new guy at work? These may all be linked with our past lives.
When you get those déjà- vue moments instead of just brushing it off really try to get in touch with what you remember. What is familiar about this place, person or situation? Can you find an era in time that resonates with you? Is there a feeling like fear, anger, calm or sadness that you associate with this? Do a little research about where you are or who you are with, did something happen in that place or to that person that brings back strange unfocused memories.
Of meditation is also a great way to find out about your past lives. You need to be relaxed, and clear your mind of any thought. Once all the distractions of the world are gone you will often be able to see clearly into your past life. This may be a vision, an image. a brief flash but you have no control over it. You will see small glimpses but this will get bigger with practice and your brain will only allow you to see what it thinks you can cope with.
If your dreams are crystal clear and you have no idea you were dreaming you maybe remembering a past life. This is especially if your dreams are historical or packed with feelings that are not relevant to the contents of the dream. It’s time to keep a dream journal and see the patterns that occur, the eras and the people who are in your dreams.
You have a soul mate, this does not need to be a partner but someone you know inside out, who the moment you met them you felt like you had know them forever. Someone whose path you have crossed many times in this life, but you 'just missed' them. This could have been your parent or lover or child in a previous life but that knowing them immediately feeling often shows you have been close in a previous life.
Find a specialist regression hypnotherapist and work with them to find out all about your past lives, see what memories come to the surface and the people that appear in your lives. Again afterwards do some research into what happened in the point in time and the places you found yourself in.