First discovered by Dr. Wilder Penfield, cellular memory has its fair share of skeptics. However, there have been several documented cases that provide evidence how cellular memory affects humans. According to a 2009 report by the Harvard Medical School, cellular memory is defined as “a sustained cellular response to a transient stimulus.” It means cells react in a specific way when they are exposed to certain stimulus. It was also found that the cells react in the same way when introduced to that specific stimulus repeatedly. As our cells divide & renew, it starts to remember information from the past, whether from our own body or from another.
How can cellular memory affect us?
Real life cases of organ transplants is perhaps the best way to understand how cellular memories impact us and our lives. One of the most popular and widely studied cases is of Claire Sylvia. She was a heart and lung transplant recipient who suddenly started craving burgers and beers like never before. Eventually it was found that her late donor was a teenager who enjoyed burgers and beers a lot. Another convincing real life case is of an 8 year old girl who received a heart transplant. Her donor was a 10 year old girl who was murdered. After the transplant, the 8 year old girl started having vivid nightmares about a man trying to murder her. After the police investigated the case and spoke to the recipient, they were able to find and convict the murderer based on the physical appearance described by the 8 year old girl.
Author, psychologist and professor at the University of Arizona, Gary Schwartz believes recipients of organ transplant often inherit their donor’s traits. He believes “When the organ is placed in the recipient, the information and energy stored in the organ is passed on to the recipient. The theory applies to any organ that has cells that are interconnected. They could be kidneys, liver and even muscles.”
Although there are no real scientific evidence on how cellular memory may work, extensive research is being conducted as of today to understand the interactions between the brain and our body organs. And this may be the key to finding signs of past life.
Why don’t we remember our past lives?
But you do. Have you ever experienced a déjà vu? Well, most of us have at some point or the other. It is an intuitive feeling and a unique emotional experience which makes us feel like we have already lived this moment.
Its a flash of a memory of an experience, place or person that we have encountered before, although we might not have in reality. Whether it makes you recall a positive or negative moment, you simply cannot explain the experience.
Remembering our past life is a similar experience that raises more questions than the answers it provides. Most people seem to remember their past lives very vividly, some tend to have only sparks of memory from their previous lives, while most of us live our entire lives without any recollection of past lives or feeling that we are reincarnated.
The answer may lie in our karmic debts or maybe it was predetermined before we were reincarnated. What does that mean? If a criminal is executed for his crimes in his previous life, then he would have paid all his karmic dues and his past life will be closed with nothing to be carried over to his next life. On the contrary if an innocent man was convicted and executed, then they would have significant emotional scars like phobias & pain, and unpaid karmic dues that need to be paid in his next life.
Cellular memory can also remind of our past lives through birthmarks and recurring nightmares. Dreams can often result from cell memories that may remind us of upsetting events from our past lives.
As our subconscious mind consists of several suppressed memories, these usually come out in different ways after staying dormant for a long time. Unless we recognize and face our emotional issues, pains and fears from our previous lives, such memories will keep haunting us for a long time.
How you can know about your past life
Our mind, body and soul often reveals subtle clues about our previous lives.