One of the risks of coming back to the physical plane - having forgotten
who we have been - is that we can form false "mental" pictures
For example, a client, who was a very old, very advanced
Soul had the idea that they were "lazy" about their spiritual development.
This was because they "could not get into" Yoga and other forms of
meditation. And yet this client was having rich spiritual experiences
without the benefit of such meditation. When they connected with their
past lives, they found they "had no desire" for such things because they
had already mastered them. Instead of being lazy, the client was
spiritually active and needed to view their mental pattern of "no
desire" as steering them away from subjects they had already mastered
so that they could be led to new and greater spiritual challenges.