In April of 2014, I found myself (much to my surprise) asking a Qigong instructor, my friend Elmer, for information about reincarnation. After all, he did, in passing, solicit interest in the subject while teaching. The funny thing is that I was unaware of my interest in reincarnation or past lives, or that a year later I would be a past life regressionist, until I approached him after class. Prior to this, if you had asked me if I believed in reincarnation, I would have responded, “Um, no”.
Elmer gave me his reading list of books by Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, and others that utilize hypnosis as a means to access past lives. As I began devouring these recommendations, I also downloaded a free Kindle book promising to teach me self-hypnosis in a weekend. The e-book lived up to its claim as I quickly mastered self-hypnosis, enjoying my daily 15-20 minutes of relaxation, reflection, and intuitive counsel at the subconscious level. I experienced peace for the first time in my life. My interest in reincarnation, peaked by Elmer, morphed into a passion for hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy offers peace, purpose, and positive change. I know. I’ve experienced it.
In one of my past lives, I was a mentally simple male living in a one room house on the plains somewhere in Russia in the 1800’s. My father died when I was five. My mother doted on me until she died when I was 33. (Tears rolled down my face in the hypnotherapy chair at her passing.) I lived my remaining years by myself in the same one room house while working at a mill in a nearby town, finding contentment in nature and animals. I died alone at the age of 68 with my dog curled up on the bed beside me. This past life lacks flash and glam. It’s an ordinary, unnoteworthy, invisible life. It does however hold a lesson for my current life. I no longer have to be invisible. I no longer have to doubt my abilities. I’m in a body in this life without the physical and mental limitations of the Russian fellow. I’m free. (Words fail to convey the powerful emotions and transformative connections made during a past life regression.)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson
Hypnotherapy frees us from that which is holding us back, whether it’s a session for smoking cessation, weight release, anxiety reduction, phobia relief, confidence building, relationship insight, womb regression, past life regression, or any other focus. Hypnotherapy opens up the world of possibilities for our lives now, liberating us so that we can follow the admonition of Thoreau.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”― Henry David Thoreau
My journey that started with me walking up to my Qigong instructor after class, turned inward for a personal discovery of peace and purpose, then to North Carolina to study hypnotherapy, and now, confidently in the direction of my dreams, as I guide others to experience peace, purpose, and positive change.
P.S. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, whether guided by a hypnotherapist, a recording, or yourself. You are in control. You are the one experiencing it. Hypnosis is similar to deep meditation.