The cumulating past can be for practical reasons perceived through an analogue of increasing complexity, which is at the heart of heightening cognitive abilities through consciousness, as increasing complexity in understanding and awareness are constancies. You become more aware all the time whether you want it or not, and it is impossible for you to achieve to keep any static forms of representations in your consciousness; everything you are aware of is in constant change.
It is vital for you to at this point to identify the effect of the increasing complexity from yourself. You cannot keep any form your consciousness exceeds through. The form is based on active combination of neurons, which are under the constancy of changing in combination, since if the activities in the brain seized, or if one and only active combination remained, there wouldn’t be any electrical nor chemical synaptic activity left between the neurons, and obviously, one’s awareness would be as good as dead. The amount of your memories increases constantly, the experiences of your existence cumulate to your past, you become constantly more aware, and the amount of knowledge you have increases in amount all the time. When you identify the increasing complexity from yourself, you will come to realize how you are in the constancy of change. If you consider that the complexity A you are today increases to complexity B by the time you reach tomorrow, logic dictates that the complexity A cannot be the complexity B, although their relative correlation is similar; but what unites these is the continuum of your being, your soul never disappears emerging from this body during your lifetime, but the form of your body is never the same.
In karmic belief, the past that cumulates through your choices and your actions defines the form you next life, just as the totality of your existence in your past life defined for you to receive this form. It is a common misconception of karma that the negative deeds a person does in this life comes back to her in this life, when it is that the totality of actions and choices in the past life defines the following form. The evidence on the karmic cycles of the form the soul receives its person, awareness and consciousness from under this kind of laws are only in the faith of the spiritual. And whether or not it is true, the fact remains that the path of your lifetime exists in this realm, and the history of you choices and consequences defines increasingly the person you are and will become. But with mastery over the development of one’s own neurological existence, achieved by perceiving existence as a continual progression in good and bad, with constantly existing turning points to redemption and re-aligning one’s path, the range of into what to direct the cumulating are beyond the short lifespan of an individual.