Sometimes, the memory will immediately trigger a changed behavior or feeling in the present. Sometimes, it will initiate a spontaneous healing when the past event is healed and cleared. I am aware that I had a past life as a knight in the crusades. During one battle while I was in full armour, I was seriously wounded in my neck. This information was relayed to me by my chiropractor, who had just developed the spontaneous ability to see past lives in his patients.
This information was amazing on a number of levels. I have had chronic neck pain for thirty years and chiropractic manipulations have been partially successful. Also, in this life time, I have frequently lead with anger. Sometimes, it has been my first reaction to events and people . So this memory helped me to make sense of behaviors and health problems that had eluded me for years.
As I was reading Brian Weiss's book Through Time Into Healing , he talked about dream and past life regression recall content. He states that "In dreams perhaps 70% of dream content consists of symbol and metaphor , 15% actual memories and the last 15% of distortion or disguise. I have found that in past life recall, though the proportions are usually rather different. Perhaps 80% of thee past life experience will consist of actual memory , another 10 % of symbol and metaphor and the last 10% distortion and disguise".
These are amazing statments. When I work with clients they usually come out of their past life memory sessions doubting what they remembered. Perhaps it would be helpful for all of us to begin trusting our deepest memories from now on.