by Dana Taylor
Lately I’ve been asked to send distant healing to two young men struggling with on-going mysterious medical issues. They live in frequent pain. They struggle to work and raise their families. They visit doctors searching for help, but don’t receive much relief, only vague possibilities of maladies and a rotation of drugs. Neither of them are greatly open to alternative medicine or non-Western thinking.
As I’ve focused on them in meditation, I’ve received impressions of their physical ailments as manifestations of past life connections. Of course, such an idea is outside of their world view. They see this as their only human experience. They don’t see threads of other expressions, other times and experiences. They look only for chemical answers to healing their bodies. It brings to mind the Old Testament Scripture: My people die for lack of knowledge, Hosea 4:6
I wish I had the power to open their understanding of the dynamics of this thing we call Life. I wish they could view the current personality as just one bead on a long energetic string holding other personas. That string might not be a straight thing either. It could be twisted and tangled with beads from vastly different places and time frames. The beads impact and influence each other, all held together by the same buzzing string. How different their world view and sense of personhood would become.
I speak from personal experience. My world view changed after a life-altering visit to a Reiki therapist fifteen years ago. A life-long physical mystery had brought me to her therapy table. Standard medical options had long since been exhausted. Her insights into the last moments of a girl who lived centuries ago resonated with me. I wasn’t that little girl, but her traumatic death and feelings of anger and betrayal rippled into my current life experience. Of course, there’s a word for it: karma. I had unfinished business. Recognizing the root of my ailment was the first step toward true healing. That journey is chronicled in Ever-Flowing Streams: Christ, Reiki, Reincarnation & Me.
PAST LIFE THERAPY
Even though billions of people around the world incorporate the world view of reincarnation, it is still largely denied in Western cultures. Though past life therapy is not new, it’s still on the fringe of society. Ideas take decades, even centuries to shift paradigms. Hypnotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss, a Columbia University and Yale Medical School graduate, published the ground-breaking book Many Lives, Many Masters in 1988. In it he details therapy sessions with the patient who would forever change his life. During hypnosis she spoke of past lives and relationships impacting the quality of her current life. That patient changed the course of Dr. Weiss’ career into studying the consequences of past lives on patients. Similarly, in 1994, Dr. Michael Newton revealed his case studies of past lives and life-between-lives in the classic, Journal of Souls, followed by Destiny of Souls. Those doctors opened up a whole field of study that is still met with great skepticism.
At the University of Virginia, Dr. Jim Tucker continues the work begun by Dr. Ian Stephenson, who traveled the world investigating children who supposedly remembered past lives. Dr. Tucker has widened the field of study and continues to explore the idea that we are eternal beings. His book, Return to Life, reports on American children with connections to past lives.
Despite the work of highly credentialed academics, speaking of past life influence still sets of an image of an airy, flaky New Age guru, bilking naive followers out of their hard-earned cash. From some quarters it is considered evil and from the depths of hell itself. Fear-based thinking keeps many people in the darkness of their suffering.
SIGNS OF PAST LIFE INFLUENCE
From my perspective, this life is only one chapter of a big book. How could I know what brought me to this point if I don’t consider the earlier chapters? If you read reincarnation books, you’ll see certain patterns. For instance, say a person once died of terrible fall, breaking their back. Chronic back pain may be a problem in this life. Sometimes, simply revealing an event through past life hypnosis can have a healing effect.
Lois Wetzel’s fascinating book, Reincarnation: Past Lives and the Akashic Records, reveals that often last thoughts can have strong effects. For instance, a drowning victim’s last thoughts might be, I should have stayed away from the water. So, subsequent incarnations come with a fear of water. Finding the source of the fear can be the first step toward healing.
Troubled relationships can have a past life connection. I once meditated about someone who treated me very well, but my feelings toward him were confused for no known reason. In the meditation, I saw us as two teenagers in Eastern Europe running through a forest, trying to escape murderous soldiers. As we ran into a clearing, I was shot in the chest. As I lay dying in his arms, I looked up at his face and blamed him thinking, I should never have trusted you. Watching the scene unfold in my mind completely changed my attitude toward him. The last thoughts of the girl had been immature and unfair. The boy had tried hard to save them.
Sometimes a person develops a mysterious malady that has an age trigger. For instance, one of my clients was perfectly healthy until she was twenty-three years of age. Suddenly, she became allergic to almost every thing she ate. Her skin erupted into cysts and sores. She lost weight. For fifteen years her relationship with food was a painful mystery. She eventually learned to live on rice, tofu, and vegetables. She came to me for Reiki treatment after a car accident. At her second treatment, we had an extraordinary session that included an angel (visible to me) and healing guidance about her stomach and intestines. After that session, she could suddenly eat many more foods. At our next session, we explored a past life connection. I had a vision of a young Asian woman in a terrible, dirty, dank dungeon. Her once-lovely clothes were filthy. She was starving to death. I had the impression that she was royalty and thought she could criticize the government, but had been imprisoned for her revolutionary outbursts. Her ordeal began at age twenty-three. The client and I had more sessions working through the resentment and anger of that life time, which led to a happier, more productive present life.
We humans are very complicated creatures. Truly, we know so very little about ourselves–why we do the things we do, why we like the things we like and hate the things we hate. We are the sum of countless experiences in many realms and many eras. When a person is chronically ill, looking for answers and direction in multiple avenues should be explored.
I hope the two young men find a path toward healing. Knowledge of their past lives may or may not be helpful. But, what if it is? What if a past life connection is the missing piece of their puzzle? What if they get a clue towards living a healthier, pain-free life? A life to enjoy their children and the days ahead. Isn’t the possibility worth exploring?
People shouldn’t suffer for lack of knowledge.
Those of you who have read my spiritual memoir, Ever-Flowing Streams: Christ, Reiki, Reincarnation and Me, know that my health and world view changed dramatically after a Reiki therapist revealed a past life bond casting a long shadow across my present life.
Though I wasn’t seeking past life therapy, it found me in a round about way, and it made all the difference. Emerging avenues of past life therapy are now available through the pioneering work of Dr. Brian Weiss (Many Masters, Many Lives), Dr. Michael Newton (Destiny of Souls), Dolores Cannon (QHHT), Dr. Jim Tucker (Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives) and the practitioners who have followed in their footsteps. In a more esoteric realm, channeled messages through Lee Carroll by the collective entities known as Kryon often teach about the past lives and the Akashic Records. Kryon encourages listeners to “mine their Akash” to discover a wealth of talents and knowledge acquired through the centuries of multiple life experiences.
I’ve not only become a Reiki practitioner myself, but also seek information from my own Akashic history. In my book, Supernal Adventures, a chapter is devoted to past life therapy and some of my experiences, including the one previously posted here as A Personal Past Life Regression.
Meditation, healing prayer, and distance healing are all part of my daily routine, but Akashic Record exploration, I reserve for Sunday mornings. It’s time for me and my spiritual guide “team” to spend extra moments delving into current situations and age old questions like, why am I here? Using the method taught by Ernest Ortiz (see post Unravel Mysteries with Akashic Records Reading), I’ve had hit-and-miss success connecting with past life images. More often I’ve received advice and guidance and, occasionally, poetry. Going back and reading the messages is startling, because I barely remember what I’ve written.
Recently, I browsed YouTube and found guided past life meditations there. Last Sunday I plugged in my ear phones, got comfortable on the couch, and hit play for a 45 minute trip to another life. I set an intention ~ please show me a connection to the healing and care giving interest I have today. The audio was uploaded by Blue Sky Hypnosis.com and facilitated by Peter McLaughlin, CHT. Mr. McLaughlin is very professional and smoothly takes the listener “deeper and deeper.” By the time I had mentally walked down the stairs, through the meadow, over a footbridge and into a marble building, I was extremely focused. The listener is ultimately led to a hallway with many doors, each the entrance to a different life. Pick a door. Is the door wooden? Metal? Old? New? Today’s door looked like a hospital hall door, metal with a small window. I pushed through.
The first instructions are to “look down at your feet.” (Interestingly, my previous spontaneous past life memories began seeing my feet and hands and thinking those aren’t mine.) In this session, I saw stiff Oxford shoes and legs covered in woolen stockings walking down a polished hardwood floor. The facilitator asks detailed questions to bring the picture into focus. My identity emerged as a nurse in a private home in England in 1908. I was the care giver for a frail, but lively spirited elderly woman. The house was not large, but furnished well, with many oil paintings on the walls. The woman and I shared poignant days that we knew would be her last. It was a cocoon of time.
The facilitator’s questions jumped my mind to other situations:
Go to an evening meal. Where are you? Who is with you? In this case I was sitting alone in my room eating soup with a piece of hearty bread.
Go to the happiest moment of that life. What is happening? I caught a brief glimpse of being a child at a happy family outside gathering. Everyone was seated around a big table, having a merry time.
Go to the most significant event of this lifetime. What’s happening? What do you see? I was on a cold, grey beach. Other people were scattered up the shore. We were all fully dressed. Debris and bodies were washing up on the shore from a passenger ship that had sunk during a rough storm. I stood there wondering what exactly I should do, feeling helpless and overwhelmed by the horrifying loss of life.
What did I take away from that life time? My innate healing talents today were nurtured in that life experience as a nurse. My distrust of doctors also grew as I observed questionable treatments and arrogant attitudes. I learned to follow my healing instincts and developed a common sense approach to wellness. My ability to calmly sit with the ill and dying has a foundation in that experience.
While the YouTube experience is enlightening, it doesn’t take the place of a full therapy session with a qualified therapist. That may take several hours to explore the nuances of visited lifetimes and discover the roots of issues affecting the present lifetime. Still, for the curiosity seeker, it can be an introduction to discovering a wealth of self-discovery just waiting to be explored.
The Supernal Adventure continues!
Bright Blessings ~
In 2005 my friend, Paula, experienced a “miracle” healing of an “incurable” disease, RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome), through a Reiki therapist. RSD is an excruciating condition. It generally begins after an injury. The nervous system keeps sending the pain signals. First noted in the Civil War, surgeons performed amputations in an attempt to halt the pain. The result was “ghost pain.” Though the limbs were gone, the soldiers still felt the throbbing, unrelenting agony.
A fall on a stairway began a seven year descent into misery and disability for Paula. She was ultimately on 29 medications and had two battery devices installed into her back with lead wires attached to her spine to offer pain control. Her entire right side was involved. She often used a cane and occasionally a wheelchair. She became part of a control group of an RSD specialist at UCLA. In the summer of 2005 the doctor told her they were out of options and to prepare herself for a life confined to a wheelchair and ultimately a bed. She was 50 years old.
Given that grim future outlook, she and her sister, Sue, took my suggestion to visit me and schedule appointments with the wonderful Reiki therapist, Helen, I had recently met. At the very least, it would be a fun vacation for them.
Much to our amazement, after three Reiki sessions, Paula no longer suffered from RSD. Her healing opened up a whole new world for us. Paula, Sue, and I began exploring energy healing, quantum physics, alternative medicine, and meditation. Our weekly meditation sessions took on a mystical life of their own. We began calling ourselves the Supernal Friends.
Being a writer and observer, I took notes of what happened in our sessions. Over the course of time, I filled pages and pages of what I called the Supernal Journals. Now, a decade later, I’ve used those journals as the basis for my new book, Supernal Adventures: Exploring the New Normal of Multidimensional Living.
Join the Supernal Friends on their many adventures. You may discover the new normal of multidimensional living for yourself!
Barbara Becker is an award-winning author and holistic healer. The following article presents an excellent illustration of the value of past life regression therapy. She is a certified Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique practitioner.
Posted with permission from Barbara Becker Healer.com.
Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique is the modality of past life regression and self healing that the world renown and well respected Dolores Cannon, discovered, developed and perfected to give clients the quickest and easiest manner of deep trance level hypnosis. She and her daughter, Julia Cannon, taught others how to facilitate these powerful and transformative sessions. There are now over 5,000 QHHT practitioners all over the world.
As a Level 2 QHHT practitioner, the experience I’ve gained in facilitating these sessions over the past year, and the advanced level training in the 2nd level QHHT course, have prepared me to help my clients experience their sessions in a comfortable, safe and unconditional loving environment. My life experience training that I have shared in my book, Enclosure: A Spiritual Autobiography, has prepared me to expect the unexpected. Working with the unknown is where I thrive, and in turn, be the best guide that I can, for my clients. There is no subject or scenario that I’m not willing to explore. People come to me from all walks of life, and are wanting to face their fears, clear up karma, and find direction and purpose in their life. A Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique session provides these interests and more, much more. In my humble opinion, QHHT sessions are so comprehensive in clearing karma, removing disease and illness, providing answers to questions, and giving the client a closer connection to their Higher Self and God/Source Energy, that usually only one session is necessary, in accordance with their soul path, missions, agreements and contracts. For many, a person doesn’t know what is possible until they experience a QHHT session. At the very least, and what I consider to be pure gold, is a client finds out more about themselves and what inner work needs to be done by them. When inner work is completed, a person will advance on their spiritual journey and finds peace and harmony in their life. This is the path or journey to Enlightenment. In that regard, QHHT is sacred work, sacred service.
In this session, the client’s Higher Self was talking with me about her concern of anxiety about public exposure. She clams up in groups and has what is termed “situational anxiety”. Under hypnosis, we are looking for the root cause of this anxiety. The client shared her experiences of her parents reading her private diary as a teenager. She was physically and verbally punished for writing down her feelings and thoughts. As you can imagine, this was very traumatic on her psyche (the human mind, soul or spirit). For the purpose of privacy, I will call her Kelly.
I knew we struck a chord, a button, if you will, simply by asking for the root cause of her situational anxiety and observing her immediate discomfort. The discomfort was based in fear and it was very deep. This is good. This is where QHHT goes, and brings the underlying problem to the surface of the consciousness, in order for it to be released and healing ensues. My job is to walk on this journey with the client, providing emotional and mental support. Kelly is being shown a scene.
Kelly: Big sigh. “We have to be really quiet. We have to continue our lives so no one notices us.”
K: Big sigh. I can’t talk. Ahhhhhhh. shhhhhh.
B: Is the Ego interfering a little bit?
The Ego will protect the client at all costs. That’s its job. However, the Higher Self is also protecting the client. The Higher Self is very powerful and loving. I will talk with the Ego and the Higher Self, just like they are people in the room, and remind everyone we are all on the same page. We want the best for the client.
What happened next shows us this client was able to merge her Ego with her Higher Self, allowing what ever needs to happen to come to fruition. I already know the Higher Self will not show the client anything the client can’t handle. She was able to look at the past life scene the Higher Self was showing her, while I was talking with them. I further asked the Higher Self to calm Kelly down so she’ll be able to describe what they are showing her. And it worked beautifully!
K: I’m holding really still and I’m trying not to let on that he’s my husband. [the client began stuttering] Whoa, whoa.
B: It’s all right. [Said with a calming voice]
Kelly’s body was motionless. She was in the scene.
K: I’ve seen them do it before and they’re going to do it to us. The stage is not a stage. If you want to call it, it’s a hu-humiliation stage. There’s an officer, like a Nazi officer… and he’s really cold hearted. Cause, I know that because, I have a heart and I’m a woman. And I can feel this man is super shut down. Nothing motivates this man more than power.
B: Is this the Nazi looking guy?
K: Yeah!! He, he, he, he, uses his power to be sadistic to people. He is not a torturer. He’s too clean for that. Other guys do stuff like that. What he does, as he tries to control the masses, by pulling people up and interrogating them and basically using them- people, as he used us as an example. If you don’t do what we want this is what could happen to you. Even though he was cold and shut down, I could sense he had an intuitive sense and how to weasel into people’s psyche and he would break them. I was afraid he would torture my husband in front of me. And there are people and I can’t look them in the eye, because they know they are there and like in anticipation. But I think they are forced to be there. And your world becomes very small. You can’t see much when you’re in the midst of a survival situation. And I was tuned into this Nazi officer. He’s all verbal and stern. If I let on that I’m related to my husband, he plays on that and controls me or the other people or he would torture me to get my husband to do something.
(Now Kelly started remembering her current childhood memories of her dad beating her, in front of her siblings when he lost his temper. Her mom did not step in to save her from this humiliation.)
K: And so its like, the crowd of people around us, they were powerless. They were afraid. And we felt so alone. And we were higher than them, that’s why it was a stage. And some of the people were friendly to you, but it felt like they were accomplices because they did nothing. They were trying to survive. When I was there, all I could think about was protecting my husband. I can’t remember anything after that.
B: That’s okay. Perhaps that is all they (the Higher Self) want you to see at this time, to help you understand the root cause of it.
K: Big sigh.
B: I’m asking the Higher Self to help Kelly heal this soul memory. Are you able to do this at this time?
Kelly made a huge grunting sigh like when a person trance channels. This is confirmation for me, that the Higher Self is coming through and forward now.
B: Can you release it from her?
HS: Ah, yes.
B: Thank you so much!
And this was just a smidgeon of this amazing healing session for Kelly. Dolores found that once the client knows the root cause of a current problem, be it physical, mental or emotional, the problem goes away immediately. Oftentimes the root cause is found in a past life.
Blessings and love,
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Part Four in a Series on Past Lives
I am finishing up this series on past lives with a segment from my personal journal. Past Life therapy can be achieved in several ways. Hypnotherapists offer past-life regression sessions where clients explore their hidden memories. Akashic Records readers access a spiritual dimension where personal histories are maintained under the supervision of the Guardians of the Records. (See articles on Akashic Records). Lately, I’ve been developing the practice of accessing my own Akashic Records, per the book Akashic Records by Ernesto Ortiz.
Some of my sessions have felt more successful than others. Specific questions need to be addressed when entering the Akashic Records. In this case I asked about a particular life-long relationship. I’ve come to realize that my emotional responses to this person have not necessarily made “sense,” based on the personal history of our acquaintance. So I went through the steps to enter the records and asked: What is the source of the confusing emotions I have toward this person?
Here is the past-life regression I experienced:
Eyes closed, I am traveling through a tunnel. I move quickly past people and places. A scene comes into focus. I am with him wandering through cold, snowy woods. Leafless trees all around. Everything is grey and white. We’re dressed in layers of raggedy clothes, fingers exposed above the wrapping of cloth. We’re trying to get away from danger. We walk over logs and debris, directionless, just getting away.
I’m hungry and tired, in shock. Home and family destroyed in the village behind us to war. We are somewhere in Eastern Europe.
We are teenagers, perhaps brother and sister. I’m not sure. We are close. I am immature in my thinking. It’s all seems unfair. I’m miserable and have only one target to blame at the moment and it is him. He should be keeping me warm, finding food, making us safe. We drag along and I resent him more with each step.
We come to the end of the forest. There is an open field. Dry, barren ground with a crust of frozen ice. As I step forward, a shot rings out. A sharp pain explodes in my chest. I am on the ground. I see his face clearly–high cheekbones over a cleft chin. I feel betrayed, like I shouldn’t have trusted him. I die blaming him. I have bitterness and a belief that I couldn’t count on him.
The lessons from the Akashic Guides flow in. He felt terrible watching me die. The situation wasn’t his fault. It was a lesson on the foolishness of war. That lifetime gave me empathy for people in war torn places.
(Some insights came through about my friend that I will not publish here.)
We both need to release the residue of that life. I set him free from the guilt.
After I close the records and open my eyes, the residual pain from the gun shot in my chest continues for nearly half an hour.
These glimpses of other times and other people are fascinating to experience. I am at once the observer and the observed. I occupy a different body, looking down seeing hands and feet that belong to someone else. I can identify with the personality, but it is no longer “me.” In the above scenario, the girl dies with a lasting impression of distrust and feeling she “can’t count on” her friend. In Lois Wetzel’s fascinating book, Akashic Records: Case Studies of Past Lives, she illustrates many times that the last dying impression from a life can leave a “hangover” effect, coloring subsequent lives and relationships, thus creating a karmic tie that must be faced.
An excursion to the Akashic Records or other means of past life therapy can illuminate many of life’s mysteries, including relationships, medical conditions, phobias, talents, obsessions, and more. In the best cases, the revealed knowledge can be liberating and healing.