Did I misconstrue the relationship of the old agreements, or baggage from the past with one's memory ?
This is why word translation of these experiences doesn't work. Even if we understand each other with the same words, we will each have a different meaning for the same word. (See the post above on the limitations of reading books)
I used "old agreements and baggage" to mean all the beliefs in your mind and emotional attachments. That is the structure of the mind that is the basis for the internal dialogue. What goes along with your beliefs and attachments is your ego mind. Let's call it your personal identity. In the Initiation of Death you experience yourself as something else. Because you realize you are something else, you drop all the beliefs about your personal identity.
Anyways these are just words that helps to create a description. We might believe we understand the description. But when you have the experience you In my experience you realize it was exactly like it was described and nothing like you understood it to be.