So why is it a journey? Gaining insight into your past lives helps in many areas. Each of your past lives provides a kind of training for the next life. Some people have several past lives, some only one. When you start remembering it enables many things to take place. You can start to visit and make contact with relatives that have passed on. You can find your spirit guide(s), it may even help you overcome problems and issues from childhood.
We are all spiritual beings. Each of us on a journey. Sometimes it takes several lifetimes to feel driven or for lack of better words interested enough to really start to dig and want to find out why and where.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana