Both could be said to be true though that won't fly with mind so well.
I have very clear memories of past lives. One of the clearest happened about 14 hours into meditation when suddenly a volcano of energy erupted from the base of my space and tossed my awareness to above my head where I sat in the massive flow for some time. As it subsided I descended slightly back into my physical body and was in a past life in Ireland. I remained there for some time and then resumed meditation for another 4 hours.
In another experience I was very clearly at a large table surrounded by guides and associates. The discussion was regarding my choice of the current life I am living at present prior to taking on the body in this life. The family was considered, the general lack of ties to it, the foreign beliefs and other concerns were vetted. It was decided that all concerns were being adequately addressed.
It was interesting to see how the concerns were addressed in this present life. Some of the topics prior to incarnation/rebirth were very specific to trials that would present themselves as a result of the choice and safeguards from possible mis-steps. The timelines were very clear regarding when these trials would present themselves and guides and associates spoke out on their concerns and or how they would protect me (guide me) from wandering into unfortunate directions or despair.
It is also interesting to note that prior to my son being born I meditated 6 hours a day in order to talk with him prior to his birth. It was partly to interview him and go over agreements as well as look at the fit since it is possible to change agreements and the Being coming in. It later became clear that he was one of the associates (friends) at the meeting mentioned above that sat to my left at the big table.
Edited by Spotless, 08 January 2017 - 09:15 AM.