Interesting questions. Well many people believe from various materialist beliefs that your memories are in the brain and if something happened to it, they are lost memories. The brain is nothing more than a translating device to properly let you function through this physical vehicle but it is NOT you! The brain is a device to keep your body alive and well functioning. You are a point of consciousness, using a physical focus for a given amount of decades in most cases. If people fail to understand that this physical illusion world is the only one, well main stream and sciences did a good job, as they are also belief systems to various degrees.
Your Past is already done
As stated above, you already chose many things and your path in your life, which was not some kind of predestined something. If you never chose, maybe it would be like that and consciousness needs to grow. But you had and will have free will and you are just doing your life. Wherever you are right now, you created that life. If other’s did that to you, it is up to your willpower to move, I admit it could be very hard to change.
Now, the past is like when we think back it is like it happened in some seconds only. No matter if you are 20 years old, or 75. You may feel some bigger things in your “past” happened since maybe a day or “just yesterday”. Maybe some are just faint something and didn’t have any mean at all looking back.
You can’t go back change it but you can absolutely learn from it and did you make a bad mistake, how should you do it otherwise if you had the chance to repeat the situation.
There is no time travel in the sense of going back with a Time Machine or with a Delorean. But in the non-physical perspective, time is nothing, lives are played out simultaneously and it is just an illusion, because you are also in the NOW.
Your memories are stored in a non-physical mind region, which is your own. We can use an analogy here as a computer – the unused memory banks are there in the cloud save and every unused resources. When you die, you have them instantly, you are what you did in this life, you became it. Nothing complicated. You are what you chose, your decisions and how you used up your various aspects of yourself.
Nothing is lost ever, it is just a mental block or something which happened, that you just can’t reach that data stream in your mind’s endless “space” (which is spaceless). Maybe your brain – the translating device is damaged to a degree that the connection is damaged also.
When somebody has brain damage or trauma or something similar which blocks out his/her abilities, it is NOT in the brain. What happened is, there are blocks between the two worlds and simply this person is unable to reach what was already known. Two options are here: try to relearn what you knew once and/or try to dig up your memories after an extended amount of time. Well anything could happen.
Dementia and other mind related issues
Well it could be a complicated thing but in my observations and on the basis what I know, people mainly in elder age just try to close out their primary focus from this physical world and not so consciously trying to get in touch with their true self from the non-physical. The other common issue is that people who don’t want to listen to the world (the worst type) is just slowly closing out everything in a bubble and just don’t really hear you neither. Well eventually they return back, but they are like in a forcefield or energy bubble, they try to exist in both worlds at the same time. The cause could be many, maybe a bad marriage from decades, maybe wanting to die, maybe just can’t deal with life here.
So the Past is really just what you already done here. It could be bad or good, doesn’t matter, that is you and those are your choices. Ethical dilemma always comes to the surface if somebody made really bad things but it is up to the person to solve them and let them go. Everybody do mistakes, without them it would be impossible to experience the other side like doing something the good way.
Focus 2 – the personal mind area, dreaming
Ok here we go, I will later make clear that there are certain levels of focus of our consciousness or attention. Now, there is a very accurate model, you don’t need to understand it right now, but I will write a post later on that model, which I learnt also from a great man who disappeared from spiritual sites after he done so much with his investigations in the NP for decades.
This mind area is nothing more but a channel for your mind, focus of attention, nothing more. You are already occupying that area with your mind. We can call it one of a level of your existence.
Here you are using your beliefs, manifesting your life and desires, dreaming up your fears and emotions every night. This is a subjective Focus of your mind, where we are using this “place” to function properly in the physical world, which is our primary focus as called Focus 1.
When people dream, they are mostly and most of them are unconscious what happens, they are not even aware really of what are they doing and releasing the most craps of their daily lives. Thought here is instant, so whatever you think, it becomes real. Everything is real, non-physical dimensions are as real as your physical one, maybe more real. This shows people with relatively big awareness that the physical world is not the only one and they won’t cease to exist after death. You are keeping contact with the non-physical the whole time, just don’t realise it.
The worst here is that the vast majority because of lack of useful knowledge shaking off their dreams and don’t really want to know what are they acting out by sleeps. They just think, dreams are insane “subconscious” crap – well why should they think otherwise, that is what they learnt from birth from people who also just don’t know a thing.
Memories, beliefs, concepts, likes and dislikes, manifestations are all stored in this level of your mind. But your mind is much more, much powerful. This is just for the game here. And as I saw most of people are playing very in a very bad way. Well suprise, they don’t even know they are originally just consciousness from a thought responsive world.