The Polynesian Kahunas believe we consist of three components, the low, middle, and high self. You know them as the subconscious, conscious, and superconscious. Each of these elements have specific responsibilities and, sometimes, the agendas conflict with each other.
One of the responsibilities of the subconscious is to retain memories, both from this and prior lives. Sometimes we make commitments in past lives, and those commitments are inaccessible consciously. Yet the subconscious remembers. We may have been a nun and taken a chastity vow. This might result in intimacy issues in our current life because the subconscious upholds the vows while the conscious desires partnership. Or we may have vowed never to speak our truth as we are tortured during the Inquisition. This may cause stage fright in this life time. Other common vows include separation, poverty, silence, retribution, suffering, obedience, and sacrifice.
Although vows might be pertinent to past experiences, they probably are not currently applicable. But the subconscious memory supports the vows which, naturally, causes conflict. You might wonder why our "all-knowing" superconscious does not intervene. The superconscious is our "parent" that is bound by the law of free choice. It cannot intervene unless we ask. Like any parent, it helps us learn by allowing us to experience the outcomes of our actions. Once we attain awareness and ask for intervention, the superconscious can assist. When asking the superconscious for assistance, it is necessary to offer vital force in conjunction with our request. The superconscious is located outside our body, and it needs energy to help on the physical plane.
Ensure you are free of past life vows by releasing them. Here is a simple technique for removing vows:
Enjoy the freedom you feel as you unload baggage you no longer need to carry!