I've always had a strange curiosity with past lives. I feel like I need to give a little bit of background because I think that it may hold some answers but I am not sure. I am a psychic empath meaning I can feel and sense the feelings and emotions of both the living and the dead. I have had this ability since I was a child and was helped and taught by my aunt. Now I have tried to explain and express all of this a hundred times before but for some reason when ever I have ever tried to talk about past lives and my feelings and experiences with past lives I just can't. I don't know how to explain it. In my head I know everything I want to say but when I actually go to talk about it, it all comes out jumbled and makes no sense at all. So this is my attempt at explaining it all because I would love to know y'all's opinions and thoughts on the topic because I feel like I am at a point where I am strong enough not just in myself but in my abilities to start doing serious work in connecting with my past lives. So if this all makes no sense I am sorry. I have always been a history buff, I believe it is a part of my nature and that my soul is connected to the past. Whether or not it has to do with my psychic empathy or past lives I am not sure. But when I was younger and even now as an adult there are times that I know things about the past that I had no way of knowing. I have spoken about that with people in the past and they always brush it off as I read about it and had forgotten, and just remembered in the moment. I never felt like that explanation ever really fit. Because in my mind when I remember something because I read about it, whether I forgot about it and just remembered or not, the memory of reading about it feels completely different. I don't know how to explain the way that these memories feel, but they feel like they are my memories but not mine. I know that sounds weird but the feeling of those memories feel completely different than the memories I have of lets say going to my little cousins soccer game this morning. They are memories I have classified them as being that but they don't feel like they are my memories. But they do feel like they are mine. And these memories are only about certain time periods, in certain places. The way that I feel about those time periods are very specific to each time period. But they all feel familiar and I always have this uncontrollable feeling of yearning when I think about them or I see photos or videos of them. I have even had times where I get overly emotional, happy, sad, and even angry at times. For reasons I don't know. Talking to friends who are mediums they always say I just have an old soul. I agree with that whole heartedly. I can sense in myself an old soul but I am not sure if that is the explanation for what I have experienced for most of my life. Another possible explanation that I have had is that it's possible I could be channeling. I have only ever had a couple of experiences in channeling and from what I remember of those times, I can feel the difference between myself and the other spirit. With this it feels like myself but not myself. If you have any experience with past lives or things of this nature I would love to hear your experiences and your advice before I delve into exploring these experiences deeper. Also if you have any theories on what this all could be I am open to hearing them. I am also open to sharing more about specific experiences I have had in the past I just didn't want to make this post too long. Also I was not sure what category this post fit into and I felt it belonged with spirituality I just wasn't sure so if I have it in the wrong spot I am sorry.