Seth: "The knowledge gained in one life is automatically transferred to another, whether that life be present, past, or future."
"Each life influences each other life."
"And, some portion of the personality retains memory not only of past lives but of future lives."
"Each life influences each other life. And, some portion of the personality retains memory not only of past lives but of future lives also. When reincarnational studies are embarked upon, on occasion people remember some instance of past-life experience, but conventional ideas of time are so strong that so-called future memory is blacked out.
The inner self is aware of all of your existences, in other words. It sees where and how your many lives fit together. It is only because you are so oriented outward from birth that this inner self can sometimes seem alien or distant and unrelated to the self that you know.
It would be impossible to be consciously aware of all of the infinitesimal details that exist in even one life. Your consciousness would be so full and cluttered up that you would be unable to make choices or to use free will. It would be even more difficult to try to handle the information of many lives at one time. In your terms, "it" takes time to think. And, you would be so caught up in thinking, itself, that action would be impossible.
The inner knowledge of all of your lives, from your point of view, is in the same category as those automatic processes that underlie your existence. That is, you know about your other lives, basically, in the same way that you know how to breathe or digest your food. A different kind of knowing is involved.
This does not mean that all conscious knowledge about your own reincarnational existences is forever beyond you – for through various exercises you can indeed learn to recall some of that information. It does mean, however, that you are innately aware of all of your existences and that the knowledge gained in one life is automatically transferred to another, whether that life be present, past, or future.
You may, therefore, be trying out many different kinds of experiences, sometimes endowing yourself with super attributes and strength, relying upon the body's powers above all other considerations, while at the same time in another life you use and develop unusual mental abilities, enjoying the triumphs of creative thought, while largely ignoring the body's agility and strength."