Stumbling blocks or stepping stones?

What an amazing time we are living in. A major solar eclipse, which was only visible in the United States 99 years ago, will be traversing our planet this August 21. Mercury is in retrograde along with several other planets as well. These energies although challenging present tremendous opportunities for growth. The “shadow side” (that which is hidden or buried) in our individual and collective unconscious is rising to the surface so that it can be visible. What we can see and feel allows us to make a choice to release what no longer serves us.

Many people are going through “dark night of the Soul” experiences which shake loose those core stuck places within us. Just when it seems that the light has disappeared, the dark clouds of unknowing eventually pass and we realize the light of the sun (Soul) was always there.

This is a time to call upon our inner spiritual resources, to anchor the light, and do healing work. It is a great time to take advantage of these accelerated energies and do clearing of the past with past life regression, inner child work, “Soul Visioning”, and life between lives hypnotherapy.

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Healing for the New Year: Shift from Piscean to Aquarian Age

As we welcome in the new year, we have so many opportunities for growth and healing if we so choose. For some people the events of 2016 have triggered high levels of stress and uncertainty. If we step back and view the unfolding events from a Soul perspective there are some explanations for what is happening personally and collectively. We go through periods of transition when we move from one period to another. For example, we are moving from the Piscean age of spiritual obedience to religious authorities to the Aquarian age of inner obedience to our own Soul. The Aquarian time period is characterized by more altruism, unity, freedom and equality. However, during these transitional times there is often “push back”, polarization, resistance to change and wanting to hang on to old energies of the past.

While it is not always a comfortable time to go through, it offers us
the opportunity to become more aware of our “shadow” side, that which is hidden in our unconscious so that we can see it more clearly and choose to heal what no longer serves us. Our global and personal “wake up call” is a time of accelerated learning.

This does not suggest that we are passive in this process. It means that we find our “place of peace within” where we can access our intuition and inner wisdom to guide us. We may be guided to pray, meditate, forgive, volunteer for an important cause, run for office, or any number of things which allow us to share our unique talents and gifts. The key is to have a consciousness of peace in whatever we are led to do. May we release fear in the new year and anchor the light no matter what the ego world stirs up.

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Four Signs That you Might Have Had a Past Life by Brian Weiss, M.D

The article below, by Dr. Brian Weiss (author of Many Lives, Many Masters), was featured in Oprah Winfrey’s Life Class.

Four Signs That you Might Have Had a Past Life

1. That Old, Familiar Feeling Through past-life regression, Dr. Brian Weiss says it’s possible to heal-and grow-your mind, body and soul, as well as strengthen your present-day relationships. He says one of the most common signs of a past life is déjà vu-the sensation that you have met a person before or have visited someplace previously. Sometimes, this déjà vu feeling is a sign of a past life with a particular person or in a specific place.

2. Your Dreams Are So Real It’s Like You’re Actually There Do you have vivid, detailed dreams of yourself in different times and places? That might be a past life memory emerging. As I’ve written in my book, past-life recollections aren’t always actual memories: they may also contain symbols and metaphors that need to be interpreted so that their meaning and message can become clear. These symbols are no less powerful than literal ones. Think of these past-life scenes more as a poem than a history text.

3. You Got an A in History (Without Even Trying)Talents and abilities, likes and dislikes, and attractions and aversions can also be clues to past lives. You might feel yourself being drawn to certain people or to certain cultures, even if you’ve never visited them. You might find you are able to learn certain subjects or prepare for a profession more easily than others. For example, a particular foreign language might come quicker to you, while others are more difficult. Or you may have an intense interest in certain historical times and events, such as ancient Egypt or the Civil War period.

4. You Have a Soul Mate
It is very common to travel through different lives with the same group of souls-I call these groupings, soul mates or soul companions, or soul families. We seem to learn our spiritual lessons and accumulate or resolve our karma with our soul groups. Relationships may change from life to life, but the souls are the same.

Read more of Brian Weiss’ article…

http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/dr-brian-weiss-past-life-regression-therapy-common-signs#ixzz4LO4jAXev

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Are Children’s Night Terrors Past Life Memories?

Only 1 to 6 percent of children experience night terrors, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The National Sleep Foundation considers a night terror a parasomnia, which includes anything abnormal that occurs during sleep. While experts have cited everything from genetics to medications to sleep apnea as possible causes (it’s rarely linked to a psychiatric disorder), Carol Bowman, who’s been researching children’s past-life memories for more than 25 years, believes this can be a memory from a past-life experience. And psychiatrist Brian Weiss agrees. A specialist in the field of past-life therapy, Weiss says he has found that, as with deja vu or an aptitude for something like a foreign language, night terrors and vivid, detailed dreams can be a sign of a past-life memory emerging. “Past-life recollections aren’t always actual memories,” he writes in “Miracles Happen.” “They may also contain symbols and metaphors that need to be interpreted so their meaning and message can become clear.”

Read more about this article by Susan Fishman, a freelance writer and contributor to The Washington Post.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/03/21/mom-its-our-8th-year-of-night-terrors-im-convinced-theres-more-to-it-than-just-bad-dreams/

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Study of Holocaust Survivors Finds Trauma Passed on to Children’s Genes

In a study conducted with holocaust survivors and their descendants, scientists have found that trauma/PTSD may be passed through generations via DNA. The study was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. You can read the article on the research published in The Guardian (link below), and read an abstract (link below). The study was led by Rachel Yehuda, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York).

The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/study-of-holocaust-survivors-finds-trauma-passed-on-to-childrens-genes

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24832930

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Memories Passed on through Genes

Research now shows it’s possible for some information to be inherited biologically. Here’s an excerpt:

Research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.

Professor Marcus Pembrey, a pediatric geneticist at University College London, said this research provided “compelling evidence” for the biological transmission of memory. He added, “It is high time public health researchers took human trans-generational responses seriously.”

You can read the full article which is published in Nature Neuroscience (17, 89-962013).

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A Message of Peace

Even though we live in a time of worldwide turmoil, it is important to remember that true peace resides within us. When we “rise above the battlefield” of the ego to the Soul level, we can see a much higher perspective. The shadow aspects of our collective unconscious are being brought to the surface for transformation on a global as well as an individual basis. As we move through this transitional stage of clearing out what is no longer working, we can welcome in the Aquarian energy which is about freedom, democracy and equality.

The outer world is a reflection of our inner world and we must hold the vision of Divine light and not succumb to pessimism. By collectively maintaining a positive vision for our future, we assist our Soul to manifest that reality rather than add to the messages of fear and separation. In the spirit of the season may we extend peace, love and hope for each other and our planet.

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There Are No ATM Machines in Heaven

There are no ATM machines in heaven. We don’t take our money, our physical possessions or our bodies with us. Those things are temporary. What we take with us are the qualities of Soul consciousness that we have developed here. However, our ego world doesn’t value what is most valuable such as “beingness, mindfulness, peace of mind.” We are on a treadmill of busyness and doingness, continually distracted by ever increasing diversions, email, social media, electronics, addictions of work, alcohol, drugs, shopping, etc.

Many of my clients report how difficult it is to meditate or to take time to sit and relax. There are many reasons for this. In addition to what I just stated, we have overt and covert childhood messages that tell us we are “lazy” or “bad” if we aren’t being “productive” and doing something all the time.

Another factor is ancestral programming from the time when we lived in an agrarian age where we had to work from dusk till dawn on the farm just to survive. Those instincts are still with us until we become more aware and realize that we have more choices now and it is healthy to slow down… to have balance in life. In the quiet spaces, we access our intuition and the “still small voice” of our Higher Self.

Some other reasons people resist quieting their minds is the “unfinished business” from the past that surfaces when we get quiet. Distressing thoughts and feelings can be uncomfortable. We quickly want to anesthetize and distract from them rather than process through them.

My point is that we are here in “classroom earth” to remember who we are as spiritual beings, to evolve as a Soul. The most important thing is our spiritual path and developing the qualities of Spirit. That is something we do take with us.

I invite you to invest in your “spiritual bank account” and join me at one of my workshops. Some people would prefer to work with me privately and you can make an appointment. You can find workshops or contact me through my website www.susanwisehart.com

May you be blessed by the stillness of your Soul!

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Casting Call for Children’s Past Life Memories

I was contacted by a television producer of the Lifetime A&E TV show called “The Ghost Inside My Child”. They are running a second series of the show and are looking for families with children that had past life memories between the ages of 2 and 17 years old. They want to hear the story through the family’s point of view recounting what their child was experiencing (even if your child is now older). The purpose of the show is to educate and inspire audiences about this phenomenon.

In addition to those children who spontaneously remembered past lives, it can also include children/adolescents that I regressed that had a past life memory that helped them get over an issue or to understand feelings and beliefs that they carried over into this lifetime.

The link to their first season show is:

If you are interested in sharing your child’s past life memory with the show please contact me at susan@susanwisehart.com

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In Memory of Dr. Ken Wapnick, Friend/Mentor

I am dedicating this blog entry to my long time spiritual teacher, friend and mentor Dr. Ken Wapnick who made his transition at age 71 on Friday, December 27 from a lung tumor. Many considered him the premier teacher of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) which is a psycho-spiritual self study system based on forgiveness in relationships. I studied with him for many years attending his classes in New York for psychotherapists who wanted to understand and integrate the psycho-spiritual principles of ACIM into their practices.

I had the privilege of being able to work with him individually before his schedule became so busy. He truly helped to keep me on track during the early years of my spiritual path. When I would get discouraged that I felt I was making slow progress or making mistakes he would remind me of a quote in ACIM that says “Your job is not to be without an ego, but to forgive yourself for having one.” “Mistakes call for correction, not condemnation.”

My husband Dave and I feel fortunate that we had a chance to have dinner with Ken his wife Gloria in Temecula, California last year near his center called the Foundation for ACIM. I shared with him my ideas for my second book and he was quite encouraging just as he was so positive about my first book Soul Visioning. I feel that he will continue to help many of us who seek his assistance from the other side.

Thank you Ken for your uncompromising dedication to helping us to remember our true identity as a Soul and our oneness with the Divine and each other.

A Course in Miracles Workshop in the New Year?

If any one might be interested in learning more about A Course in Miracles through an introductory workshop, send me an email indicating your interest at susan@susanwisehart.com. If there is enough interest we will offer it sometime in 2014.

It is a wonderful new year’s resolution to rededicate your efforts to your spiritual growth. There are many paths to awakening to our spiritual identity and the Course claims to be only one path. However, it does offer to save us a thousand years because it systematically undoes the root cause of the belief in our separation from Source from which all problems stem.

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