I have known pre-birth that I chose this life.  I have been given the gift of the memory of being with God and being shown lives that I could choose from to enter into for this incarnation.   Having the knowledge that I chose this life has helped me to get through some very tough times, I realize that all my life experiences are part of what I chose to experience and the knowledge brings me comfort, and has always kept me going.  I have not me anyone, yet, who has this memory.  I have read and heard that many people have been brought to this planning stage while under going past life regression.  I know there is a reason I was given the gift of the memory, and that is to share my story with others.