Why can't we remember past lives?
Maybe because the brain you've got now has no memory of anything that happened to your consciousness before it was formed. Memories are restricted to the life you are currently living, because your brain wasn't around before you were born; you had a different brain then.
My question is what is the wisdom behind deleting our memories of past lives? I realize this question does not resonate for people that don't believe in reincarnation, but for those that do, it is a big question.
The standard explanation for the forgetting is that it would be confusing to remember that our husband was our son in a previous life.
This makes sense.
But it is also possible that the forgetting is a device to keep putting us in the 3D world for the benefit of others.
Other than remembering a previous life, does the forgetting also involve forgetting basic lessons about how to behave in the physical world with other humans? How to avoid stupid conflict situations?
Are we trapped by this forgetting? I think, maybe.
Memories from the collective unconscious?