My thought on the "baggage" element is that it's more a work in progress that takes more than one life to complete. It's like packing for a move and putting certain things in the box that you plan to open right away because you know you want to work on those projects even if everything else goes into long term storage. You may be in a new environment, but those elements and associated experiences (at times) were packed in the easy access area for some reason. Some people think this is intentional and others accidental. Depending on the person, either or both may be true ... just like some of us are really organized in life and others more haphazard, I think we have various approaches/tendencies on a spiritual level.