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Where are memories stored?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
There are many kinds of memory. Memory can occur in many different places, like pictures stored in different photo albums. The four places where memory is stored are:
  • Your body. Memories stored here are called body memory, muscle memory or cellular memory.
  • Your unconscious mind. These are memories of events, feelings, images or situations of which you have no conscious memory. They remain stored in your mind like a misplaced photo album.
  • Your conscious mind. These are memories of events, feelings, images or situations of which you are consciously aware.
  • Your soul. Many religious traditions believe that the soul carries memories of your sacred connection with a divine presence or God, and in this sense, a large part of spiritual healing is remembering. That is why spiritual growth often comes intuitively through remembering sacred connections. Some also feel soul memory is present in terms of a conscience that knows what is right and wrong.

 

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