Still Stuck in a Past-Lifetime?

I was listening to a presenter who does some of the same hypnosis aspects that I offer in my own practice—“Past-Life Exploration” and “Life-Between-Lives” experiences.

The presenter was gently explaining to a pltrauma.jpgconfused caller that sometimes the opinions of others might not be as helpful as we wish that they were; and here she was referring to a previous therapist who had told the caller that “she was still stuck in a ‘7-lifetimes-ago’ situation that she could not break out of in this lifetime”.  Hopefully she misunderstood her therapist because that statement was of course, not quite true.

I agreed with the presenter’s response to the misconstruing of what was actually happening to that caller: Whatever you are exploring in this lifetime may have tentacles or energy patterns to other multi-verses and parallel (or past) lifetimes, BUT where you are right now is NOT really about that previous life experience—not at all—you are NOT stuck there in that particular situation—this life experience is all about you recognizing those similar patterns of behavior that you may have exhibited back then (7 lifetimes ago?) that you may be demonstrating AGAIN in the NOW.  You may be stuck in an energy pattern that keeps repeating for you until you clear it, but as for being stuck in that portal windowprevious lifetime itself—NO!  The lingering energy pattern may have originated there in the PL, but you are not actually stuck there in that lifetime.

You are HERE NOW being provided the opportunity to CHANGE that similar pattern of behavior to something more productive for you in your current situation. When I hypnotically take someone to another lifetime, it is to better understand a present-day issue, and to try and heal traumatic energies associated with what might have been created in a past/parallel life situation that still resonates in the present life. Seeing and actually re-experiencing those past-life scenarios with the cast of players who were present then provides the ultimate “example” to a client of how those unproductive patterns of behavior will eventually play out in your present life if you don’t change those same behavior patterns.

I’m sorry if I’m being unclear about any of this, but it is so hard to comprehensively explain much of this more complex stuff that I write about in this blog because one subject is often interconnected with another, such as: Past-lives, Parallel-Lives, Spirit-World—while all within the context of our physical-reality experience—let alone applying them to the concept and context of possibly living in Virtual Reality or HSdatabase of plSimulated Reality, where the applicability of those subjects would make more logical sense. (But to even consider that VR or SR possibility of what our lives may actually be is to threaten our ego’s very existence. And that never goes over well with the EGO, so it often refuses to even consider it.)

And I know that it is sometimes hard to conceptualize the multi-levels of possibility existing to anyone reading this stuff that I write about here. Some folks may get it and some don’t. That’s fine. (If it resonates with you, the words are meant to help spur you to exploring your true potential, period. I don’t have to hard sell anyone on anything.)

But to this particular caller who was a bit upset about what her therapist had erroneously told her about her past-life experiences, I would say that no matter what dramatic situation you may have explored in any dimensional lifetime, you were only playing a role. You may have played the role of pauper or Prince, beggar or banker, mother or child, male or female, warrior or peace activist, brother or enemy, no matter the setting—all of those drama-exploration packages were merely roles that you played in those situations—real or imagined. We play those roles to learn all we can about the human potential for creation and awareness expansion, and to learn the nuances and power of our emotions (which are energy frequencies) that we explore in those lifetimes.

Learning in its purest sense, is actually stimulus/response data accumulation for training purposes, and that’s what the High Self specializes in. It is the database repository of all lifetime experiences. When I take a client to a previous life experience, I simply ask their High Self to show the client the most appropriate PL example at this time so the client can better understand his/her most-pressing current-life issue. The client’s High Self controls the entire show in my sessions—I don’t. I only ask questions to guide the client through the experience itself.questionsfrom pl.jpg

Unfortunately when some people are told that they have played some particular role in a previous existence (I prefer a client experience it directly for themselves—I never TELL THEM anything about their experience—they tell me what they are seeing, hearing and doing), the current ego steps in and ‘stakes a flag’ in the old drama claiming the role itself as the most significant aspect of the entire exploration. But actually, it really doesn’t matter the role that you played in whatever drama production ran at the time, it only matters what you learned from that other-lifetime role to advance your current spiritual evolution.

If you’ve had a Past-Life Exploration, and you suddenly realize that you are still dealing with similar relationship situations in the NOW and manifesting those same reactive behavior patterns that proved so hazardous to you in the more traumatic past-life, then it’s a good heads-up to the need to change your present-life behaviors to something more advantageous to your present-life survival. (i.e.: Yes, pulling the tiger’s tail can be hazardous to your health.)

THAT is the sole message to take from the PL experience—if I don’t want to keep doing this same thing life after life, motherterrasathen I better change my attitude and behavior so I “get it right this time” and avoid any future replays of this unpleasant energy pattern. That is ALL it means.

But to change a behavior pattern takes not only a certain degree of self-knowledge, it also requires you to take back your power to make those changes for yourself—which is often what much of our life lessons entail.

Many of our life situations are less about fighting with others through power struggles, and far more about learning the nuances of self-control and self-empowerment so you don’t have to fight with others.

Self-knowledge, self-empowerment, and creating the reality you desire with your every thought and emotion (electromagnetic light-wave frequencies)—these are the subjects that I write about, and they’re all connected, lifechallenges.jpgbecause these are the real life lessons we must master, no matter the lifetime that we experience, and no matter where that “life” actually occurs.

 

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Energy Shifts Now

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Lee Harris just did a John Burgos interview talking about the energy shifts that we all are experiencing now. I like his psychic intuitive aspect—it feels very harmonious with my sensing abilities.

Lee claims that manifesting your desires is a bit harder at present with these massive upgrades shifting us higher. We are changing so fast that what we create in our lives is having trouble aligning with our fast-shifting personal vibes—it’s like a focusing problem—a frequency discrepancy that is almost auto-correcting our actual needs to be more focused on the moment or being more ready for the future us that we are growing into who is less materially anchored to the old patterns of this world.headshot.jpg

He says there are greater differences in our lower and higher self now—more emotional energy in the lower of course, but the inner discord is really becoming pronounced because of the collective disharmonies and disruption. It’s time to step back and allow yourself to feel what you are feeling but recognize that the energy of that situation is a clearing of sorts for you. That energy needs release—it needs resolution—it needs to simply go because it can’t rise along with our higher-frequency selves as we raise our personal vibration to match the higher-frequency person we are becoming.

An example: For me, patience is a problem, as is tolerance of other’s behaviors that I find irritating or offensive—including my own. Lately I’m constantly trying to not-react.  My temper is tied to my ego’s importance—I do understand this and am continually pulling myself back from reactive mini explosions.  But in doing so, I know there is a caution to not stuff the anger energy as that creates resentment and festering wounds that later explode with far more devastation than the mini eruption might have originally.

Now is a time for self-observation, assessment, acknowledgment of the moment’s feelings, and release of the reactive energies that no longer serve us. And like the Dr. neural pathways.jpgJoe’s Ted Talk explanation from a couple posts ago, when you can do that you create the brain’s new neural pathways of action to move toward who you wish to be—more compassionate, more tolerant, more loving and less judgmental.

As a longtime energy worker (REIKI), I can say that stuck energies create all kinds of mental, emotional and even physical problems for people. Karmically stuck energies can last lifetimes because it attaches to your outer energy matrix which is your personal pattern of earth incarnations that provide you with the very attracting situations necessary to release that stuck karmic energy.

With hypnosis, I take clients into past-life experiences to explore the original wounds in a previous life that are creating the present life problems they are having such difficulty pastlife 6.jpgresolving, so I’m speaking from many levels of professional experience here—energy worker/hypnotist/intuitive.  I’ve personally seen it for myself—I’ve been there with the client guiding them through those situations.

First and foremost, we are beings of energy. For the earth-based experience that overall energy solidifies into a material vehicle that carries and “acts-out” this energetic pattern that defines us. At present, there is so much of our life experience as energy beings that can’t definitively be explained—much of the experience we have glimpses of but have trouble fully understanding—and some explanations we speculate on depending on our own professional focus. That’s why there are so many different treatment methods to try to help people with their various problems.

whatyouthinkis.jpgEverything in our life experience is a matter of perspective and approach—what you see—what you believe to be true—often is. That’s why I keep repeating that what you think, IS, because we create our own life experiences—we create the very tests this earth-based vehicle needs to work through our own energy issues—our own karmic debts and energy disharmonies, because we learn by doing.

The hard part is in recognizing that marvelous learning opportunity at the time, because it isn’t usually a pleasant experience when a “learning situation” explodes in our faces—especially ones that we have created for ourselves.

Yes. … (Long sigh.) …Mea culpa.

Shifting Timelines

RCWAgain, been reading lately and have another Robert Charles Wilson book in process. Evidently I enjoy his writing style and skills.

I won’t mention which book it is at this point, but it is one of his earlier ones where he isn’t quite as subtle dipping into his extensive bag of tricks. It’s much easier to see how he’s introducing the characters, settings, and scenarios then interweaving them into the storyline.

Mid-way through this one I realized what an excellent teaching tool his books can be to frog disectcreative writing students—no matter the age. It just takes a little extra time, a few margin notes and a coil notebook to trace all the components as you read through it. Lay the gathered info out like an old-school frog dissection if you want to see what’s inside it—pinning those guts out onto the matrix-cardboard, gore everywhere—all over your desk—all over your shirt—all over the notebook.

Then using a white board to display each chapter (represented by small sheets of paper spaced evenly across and down the board), and using some colored yarn for each significant character, one can track character introductions, interactions, and crescendos across the entire whiteboard—which represents the entirety of the novel. This can be very revealing of an author’s intentions and message.

stephen kingIn novels where the narrator (voice and tone) is the main character, it is easier to follow character timelines—because you basically have one point of reference, but when the perspective is more omniscient or limited omniscient, it is more difficult to effectively regulate the writer’s tone and tempo. Then more obvious time descriptors are often used as headers, such as: “a day later”, “the year after this”, “two years prior,” etc.

Exposing too much information too soon makes for clichéd writing; but offering toodark night little information during early chapters creates reader confusion and lack of interest. So it becomes a balancing act of what and who is introduced when and where.

The big question the writer must always answer is the WHY of what, who, when, and where.

WHY is this character appearing early, middle or late in the story? What makes that character significant to the situation as well as to the integrity of the book itself? There are many ways to tell a story—why is the writer using this method? What’s his rationale?

For instance, right now the Wilson book I’m reading is a story about time-travelers, and as one might imagine, scenes switch all over the proposed timeline represented: present, past, future, past, present,…until you start to wonder aloud: “Wait,….which present am I in? The present in the past or the present in the future, or IS THERE ahere and now PRESENT at all?”

I think that might have been one of his themes for this particular novel: “Is there really a PRESENT?”

It’s interesting to me, because that is the same question that I’m sometimes asked when conducting hypnosis Past-Life Explorations with my own clients.

Mid-journey, the client can be describing to me the events and feelings that she is experiencing during a particular past-life situation in a different time and place—a different body—a different setting—a different country, while I sit in PPFthe chair beside her in the NOW. And to the client who is effectively bi-locating in two places at the same time, she may be asking herself or me, “Which PRESENT am I really in? Am I there? Am I here? …..Where is the present?

Well, as the narrator of this story and my client’s tour-guide through her then-current Past-Life Exploration, I simply tell her: We are right here, right now …wherever that is in your timeline because the PRESENT is a constantly moving target.

It comes. It goes. Yet it still remains…the PRESENT, ….at least as we know it.

So Many Lifetimes, So Little Peace

Wouldn’t you think we’d get it right about the 20th life experience ipast lifento it instead of being midway through 10,456 previous/simultaneous lives and STILL working on our same old issues?

This is one of the most difficult aspects for me to understand when I’m conducting past-life explorations with clients, or even in considering my own multiple lives throughout time and non-time. This question:

“Don’t we ever get it right once in awhile so we don’t have to keep doing this same unpleasant lesson-stuff?”

Evidently not, for most of us.

  • What does it take to finally “prove your worth” to yourself and to your personal deities?
  • How many grad-courses in “suffering” or learning “unconditional love” do we really need?
  • And how many times over the course of eternity must we experience this replay of human emotions versus untenable circumstances?

In Buddhism or Hinduism, being freed from maya (the “great illusion” we call reality) is the ultimate goal, as is liberation from the Samsaric Wheel of Life, Death, Rebirth. Here’s a little Wikipedia explanation of it all:

Buddhist wheel of lifeSaṃsāra (Sanskrit: संसार, Tibetan: སམསར, Wylie: khor ba, Standard Tibetan IPA: [kʰoːwɔ], Sinhalese: “සංසාර), is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death (reincarnation) as well as one’s actions and consequences in the past, present, and future in Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, Jainism, Taoism[1] and Sikhism.

According to the view of these religions, a person’s current life is only one of many—stretching back before birth into past existences and reaching forward beyond death into future incarnations. During the course of each life the quality of the actions (karma) performed determine the future destiny of each person. The Buddha taught that there is no beginning to this cycle but that it can be ended through perceiving reality. The goal of these religions is to realize this truth, the achievement of which (like ripening of a fruit) is moksha or Nirvana (liberation).”

So I guess that means if we are still here doing our thing, we haven’t “self-realized” enough to liberate ourselves from having to continue to “do our thing” here on earth (and in other realms and places).

For myself, what I’ve noticed when conducting a past-life exploration session for anyone is that prior to the session, I always ask the person to have a particular “issue” in their present life that they would like to explore further during the session (something that isn’t working well for them, or something that continually bothers them, or a problem aspect that shows up in their relationships, etc.). Then during the deeper part of the hypnosis journey, I have the person ask their Higher Self to SHOW THEM lives that can help them better understand why that same issue is still replaying for them.

The client then walks through a doorway into a very different life showing different examples of the same present-life issue. We explore it thoroughly, then I ask for a second lifetime, and the client gets another completely different life—different time period—different setting—even different gender at times, and “the issue” then replays in a different way.

Again, I ask for a third life, and the client gets another example, completely different time, place, and people—all with little life-dramas exploring the many facets of that same issue—from all sides. The weird thing is that I think I could just keep asking for another life example, and I believe the client would just keep receiving them.

(And for the record, if that client came back next week, and asked about a DIFFERENT issue, they would get completely different lives and quite different examples. It’s pretty amazing.)

So from my point of view, having conducted the sessions, and in turn had some conducted on me, I guess I want to ktree of lifenow “When is enough, enough?”

According to the tenets of Buddhism and Hinduism, you are freed only when you can recognize the illusion of living and have no need to explore the issues further.

I guess my point is “How many more lives do we really need to find peace within us and to no longer need the personal drama perpetuating around us?”

Maybe I should have the client ask their Higher Self to show them examples of being perfectly at peace and feeling completely and unequivocally loved.

I suppose there might be fewer of those lives.

Three Amazing Books

Over the years, I’ve been doing hypnosis and past-life exploration with clients, and I thought I pretty well had it mapped out on how it all worked and what was actually happening during the exploration process. But I’ve been reading some books lately that are disrupting my deepest beliefs about everything. It will definitely affect how I conduct hypnosis in the future.

These apower of nowre the three books that I’ve recently purchased: The first isn’t that new, and the subject matter isn’t that new either. Ekhart Tolle’s, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. This book by itself can stand alone for content and depth of thought, but when combined with the other two books, it creates swirling, kaleidoscopic ménage behind my eyes.

The two newer ones are more beyond-earthly-life focused: Annie Kagan’s The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, which has great one-liner quotes that you’ll see all across Facebook; and Mira Kelley’s Beyond Past Lives, which is just phenomenal on the subject of Past-Life Exploration and themes of multidimensionality. Kelley’s book has surprisingly disrupted my concept of reality.afterlife Billie

Kagan’s Billy Fingers book has that Robin William’s movie “What Dreams May Come” after-life quality to it. I imagine this will be on-screen sometime in the near future. It’s good, thought-provoking, and peace-inducing.

But Kelley’Beyond pastlivess Beyond Past Lives is a true belief-shaker. Reading in it was affecting me so deeply on some level that I could only read a few pages at a time and then have to put it down to process what I’d read. Most of that effect had to do with contemplating the NOW aspect to ALL lives—what we had previously categorized as past, present, and future lives. ALL are instead happening simultaneously NOW.

Conducting past-life explorations is what I do—I know how those sessions go—what people experience—how it affects them—and how I let their Higher Self run the entire session. After reading a few pages in Kelley’s book, I saw a completely different perspective on all of those client-reviewed experiences, and it was belief shattering.

Mira Kelley is saying that there is no such thing as past or future lives—all are NOW lives playing somewhere in some dimension beyond what we are presently experiencing—along with coinciding multiple versions of each “life” all happening at the same time.

These multiple-versions of your life are NOT like viewing different camera angles to the same scene. No, we are seeing the same YOU in the same life but in different scenarios with different scripts, following a different plot, along with the same or a completely different supporting cast as the scene runs—a parallel version(s) of this life (or any other life) depending on the important choices made throughout that life.

It’s that Robert Frost, “Two roads diverged in a yellow woods…” thing. The right path takes you in one direction to one destiny, and the left path goes in a completely different direction to a different destiny. The path you choose at that time, decides the destiny—the outcome.

But the key point is that on some level of reviewing the possibilities, ALL choices are available to see and feel the effects of them in the NOW. ALL possibilities exist somewhere, on some dimension of existence, and ALL are running simultaneously NOW.

I know. This is a hard concept to wrap your head around, and it takes time to digest it. I’m still ruminating on some of this.

So, if you are interested in how truly amazing you are and always were, and always will be, you might want to check out a book or two above. They aren’t exactly “light” reading material, but they are “light-based,” …as are we all.

Shades of “The Knick”

Clients often ask me pertaining to their long-term, difficult-to-diagnose health problems, the questions of “What’s wrong with me? Why can’t all these doctors find the real problem?”

Those are questions that I can’t even attempt to answer, because the underlying “reason” for someone’s presenting problems could lie in other levels of that person’s being. We could explore possibilities in the spiritual/energy realms, but I can’t give them the definitives that they want.

Medical professionals may well have isolated some specific causes for the person’s present discomfort, but there may also be underlying reasons that have created the situation. The problem situation may simply be signaling a need to address those hidden reasons by creating this pain symptom waving such a bright, red flag to draw attention to the still unresolved issue.

In today’s world, most medical doctors look for a physical reason to a pain symptom. Psychologists might address the stubborn physical problem as a physical manifestation of suppressed mental or emotional reactions at an earlier age; or perhaps it could be a recurring trigger situation that sets those correspondingly-painful physical symptoms in motion. Exhaustive possibilities are likely examined in search of the originating cause of a person’s stubborn pain because most medical professionals operate by eliminating known possibilities for the pain. But they don’t pursue the unknown possibilities.

I, who am not a doctor or a therapist, might cite a possible spiritual or an energy-body reason, because when you often dig down to the roots of a chronic or recurring problem, it may lie in a past or parallel life, rather than in this one, but this life is making sure that you can’t keep ignoring those still-lingering residues from a different time and place by making the pain so undeniable. In other words, we explore the unknown realms for answers to your questions. We are simply the explorers of possibilities.

Other than well-known past-life regressionist, Dr. Brian Weiss, and a few additional high-end therapists who do understand this level of an originating-problem-lies-in-another-life-experience, most modern-day healing professions are in early exploratory phases now on what is really creating a person’s illness or medical crisis—as being something beyond what can be presently measured, tested, and scanned.

The_Knick_Promo_PosterOddly as I’m writing here, this explanation reminds me of the new show on Cinemax: “The Knick.” Set in New York City’s Knickerbocker Hospital in the early 1900’s, the brightest and the best surgeons of the time explored and expanded medical treatments and surgical procedures in what we would now call the crudest and most appallingly unsterile medical-treatment conditions imaginable.

For me, watching that show is a little like watching a car-wreck in motion—hard to turn away from an inevitable calamity, yet the resulting “yuck” factor is high. But what “The Knick” does best is to show that at that time—in the early 1900’s, those gruesome medical procedures were considered ground-breaking and (excuse me) “cutting edge.”

Now, with our present standards of medical care, watching what was common practice a hundred years ago, simply makes your skin crawl; and yet there is something about the point of the show that is so important to understand. Those doctors at that time were considered the best and brightest in their field—the ones with the most up-to-date knowledge of how to help people and handle those existing medical problems.

But as we now view it from a future vantage point looking back to what they considered major revelations and advancements in the field of medicine, it helps us to understand not only how far we have come in present medical standards of treatment, but also how naive it is to think that any standard of treatment protocol at any period of time, cannot be improved or expanded beyond what it is or was considered acceptable.

When knowledge and understanding advance, so do protocols on how we view or handle a problem—any problem.

What Freud and Jung did for mental health in their day, and Palmer did for skeletal manipulation with Chiropractic in his day, Weiss has enabled future health practitioners to explore other dimensions of existence and connect us into our highest multi-level consciousness that not only knows the answers to our deepest problems, but can also help us understand why we are experiencing them. The underlying reason for your present difficulty might be far more than you think it could be.

The two most important things that I’ve evolved into believing as true are that time is malleable and consciousness is infinite. We are only starting to comprehend how multi-dimensional we truly are.

Given a future hundred years from now, and looking back at this time period in terms of medical treatments for all kinds of problems, how do you think you’d feel about it from that vantage point?

It might be similar to how I presently react to “The Knick.”

Changing a Mind

This title is performing double-duty.

I began by starting to write about yesterday’s ‘sitting at the kitchen table’ situation of explaining what Past-Life Exploration was to a more skeptical friend, and how it was my patient, detailed response to her scowling question of “Why would anyone want to do that?” that inspired this title; meaning how my re-enactment for her of what actually occurred during a Past-Life Exploration, ‘changed her mind’ about Past-Life Exploration mid-description.

It was a pretty amazing transformation right there in the oak captain’s chairs with her elbows planted on the table placemats. The more in-depth I went into how a PLE session progressed, the more her frowny-face began changing to one of peaked interest and then excitement, at the prospect of possibly experiencing Past-Life Exploration for herself.

That was an awesome experience for me in a most unexpected place! I had just witnessed a genuine perspective shift in her while I was talking, where she quickly dropped those preconceived, erroneous notions of what she assumed PLE would be and opened her mind to other possibilities of how it COULD be.

But even above when I began to write just a few sentences about the experience, I realized that Basic Hypnosis itself is all about changing a mind—changing a client’s patterns of perception and information filtration to create more desirable attitudes and behaviors as requested by them. I had just unintentionally demoed at the kitchen table, how to shift a client’s perspective.

For my friend, I wasn’t hard-selling PLE Imageto her. I was merely walking her through the standard process of how I conduct a session and demonstrating the actual questions that I asked to help gather information that was provided by the client themselves during the experience.

I don’t tell a client where to go or what to see and do during their PLE. I only ask the questions to help them describe their experience while it’s occurring. Their sub- and super-conscious minds are controlling the content—where they go—what they see—what they do, while their conscious mind takes a much-deserved break.

I’m just the tour-guide and the documenter of their experience. I help keep them safe and connected to that part of them still relaxing comfortably in the recliner with me at their side, while they explore the vastness of their own eternal being.

But then, the more I thought about it, I realized that Hypnosis itself is all about ‘changing a mind.’

That is the very thing that client’s seek when they come to me with a problem of some sort—they come for ‘mind-changing’—that’s what they want, and that’s the service that I provide them.

I help them change how information is processed in their mind—how they perceive raw info around them by all their senses—how they filter the effects of what they perceive (this is good—that is bad, sort of filtering) for emotional impact—how they integrate the information and experience into their internal filing system for later review (into memories)—and how they can change that entire process if it isn’t meeting their needs.

They can actually change their mind: figuratively and literally.

So, when someone asks me what I do, and I hand them a brochure on Hypnosis and Past-Life Exploration, and they give me that scowling, pre-judgmental look, I think, “Well, my friend…get ready to change your mind.”