Many women are currently finding themselves extremely triggered by the current events that are surfacing in our society such as sexism, sexual abuse, harassment, etc. They are also challenged by the limiting cultural and ancestral roles in their families of origin. While it can be difficult to confront the individual and collective unhealed parts of ourselves, it is necessary to be able to move forward. I am often asked, “Why did I choose to come into this family or this abusive relationship?” While there is no simple answer to this, I would like to share a case example of a woman who I wrote about in the book Memories of the Afterlife (edited by Dr. Michael Newton). She experienced repeated past lifetimes of abuse until she was able to break the pattern.
Elaine (not her real name), a mother of two and former professional in the corporate world came to me for past life and life between lives regression sessions. Many of her past lives were as a woman in a subservient role. For example, in one life she discovered that as a small child in China she lost her sense of freedom when she was immobilized in a box to prevent her from struggling as her feet were bound. In another lifetime she was an African-American woman working in a tanning factory in New York City. She was beaten in that life by her boss and she died of cancer from the toxic effects of the tanning chemicals. In her current lifetime she married a man who was controlling and emotionally abusive to her. He was unsupportive of her spiritual pursuits and beliefs. Elaine, began to notice a repeating pattern in her lifetimes of dis-empowerment and abuse.
Elaine was able to move forward through counseling, past life/between lives regression therapy and spiritual growth to release herself from these abusive relationship patterns. She eventually met her loving Soulmate. Elaine is now using her talents and gifts to fulfill her life purpose.
Our current societal and cultural challenges provide us with an opportunity to heal our deeper karmic lessons.
I was asked to write an answer the question “What would you do if you had unlimited resources and why?” for the Present Moment newsletter. So I’m sharing it with you here.
I would love to make available to everyone who needs it the new tools, such as energy psychology, that are available to treat trauma. We know that generations of trauma are often passed on genetically to children. EMDR (bilateral brain stimulation), EFT (acupuncture for the emotions without the needles), HMR (holographic memory resolution), and past life regression are just some of the methods that I use to clear the roots of trauma, PTSD, abuse, addictive behaviors, depression, anxiety and limiting beliefs.
My “unlimited resources” vision includes making the training available to therapists, teachers, parents, and caregivers around the world who would offer these therapies to those in need. Imagine how impactful it would be if we could break these destructive generational cycles. This could clear a path to reconnection with our wholeness. You can read a Jan 4, 2016, blog entry on my website about how memories are passed on through genes.
Memories Passed on through Genes
I am thrilled to report that I was invited to write an article for the International Journal for Healing and Caring (IJHC) on the topic of Past Life Regression (PLR) and Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy (LBL). As many of you know one of my therapeutic specialties is regression therapies (past life, between lives and age regression). I am grateful for IJHC for the role it serves in integrating science and spirituality. I hope that you will read my article which is in the June 2019 edition online. The article covers some of the research evidence, case studies and the practice of PLR and LBL.
Enter this link to find the current issue https://www.ijhc.org
In my private practice and in workshops I have observed that people are reporting spiritually transformative experiences (STEs) of many types. According to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, 35.7% of the adult US population has had a least one religious or spiritual experience “that changed their life”.
I recently attended the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences Conference (ACISTE). They do research, educate and support people through those changes.
Some categories of ST experiences are:
-Mystical (ecstatic/bliss, unitive, spiritual rebirth, visions, revelations)
-Spiritual Energy (Kundalini),
-Psychic (past life recall, clairsentience, spirit guide visitation/communication)
-Near Death Experiences
-Death related (terminal lucidity, after death communication)
While these experiences can be transformative they can also be confusing and overwhelming. It is important to be able to integrate these into our lives through support and validation of the experience.
Common positive effects of spiritually transformative experiences lead to a feeling of peace, certainty of the afterlife, a refocus on life purpose, increased empathy, and compassion.
I have observed that some of these STEs are experienced during hypnotherapy to contact loved ones on the other side, past life regression and life between lives sessions. They may assist in overcoming fear of death, overcoming grief and a greater awareness of our spiritual nature and life purpose.
Eclipses, Retrogrades, Transits
As many of you are noticing, we are going through intense transitions and energies on many levels. We are on a mental and emotional roller coaster with the astrological transits of Mercury (affects communication, contracts, electronics) and Mars (anger, irritability, impulsiveness) in retrograde combined with triple eclipses. On an outer level these transits can manifest as earthquakes, volcanoes, war and fires. On an inner level these energies can feel “crazy making” with symptoms of anxiety, restlessness, irritability, and anger.
Note: Mercury in retrograde will be done on Thursday, August 17!
Some people might want to “check out” or “self-medicate” with alcohol, food or drugs so that they don’t have to feel their anxiety, depression or “metaphysical angst”. The good news is this is a time of great opportunity for accelerated inner healing of past life and this life unfinished business. Even though we have free will as to when we tackle our karmic lessons, now is a tremendous opportunity to take advantage of this time period for accelerated Soul growth.
It is important to take some time to “unplug” from the frenetic distractions of the outer world. We can ground ourselves by being in nature, meditating, doing Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qi Gong. Clearing a space to return to our spiritual center of peace and calm is essential during these challenging times.
In my holistic practice I offer many modalities to assist in healing karmic patterns including past life and between lives regression therapy. I also use energy psychology and hypnotherapy to clear the blocks to living a soul guided life of passion and purpose. (The different types of therapies that I use are on my website www.susanwisehart.com).
Some of my clients report feeling “burned out”, drained, fatigued, losing their zest for life, work, and their relationships. Our fast-paced world leaves little time for balance. We need to schedule restorative time where we can recharge our batteries. This can be done by spending time in nature, unplugging from electronic distractions, meditation, practicing self care, humor, and playfulness. However, it may be necessary to get to the root of these persistent non-productive patterns that deplete energy. One method that I use with clients is a “parts” process where we compassionately dialogue between the Higher Self and the inner sabotaging parts. The “Pusher”, the “Perfectionist”, the “Judge and Critic” parts often take over so that the Higher Self is not in charge. There are underlying reasons for why these parts (coping mechanisms) take over because of past programming. The good news is that these parts can be calmed down so that equanimity and peace of mind can be restored. The result is that the Higher Self is back in charge. What are the signs that the Higher Self is present? The seven C’s…compassion, calm, creativity, courage, clarity, connection, and confident.
Our planet is in a “celestial speed up” where more and more people are accessing enhanced intuition and awareness of the non-physical world. I have been searching for a practical book to help my clients make sense of and develop their intuitive abilities. “The Intuitive Dance” by Atherton Drench is just the right book with a balance of spiritual grounding and a tool kit of techniques, exercises, and daily practices. It answers many of the questions often asked, such as identifying your intuitive type, using intuition ethically, how to protect oneself, clearing space, reprograming limiting beliefs, and restoring centering calm. Atherton’s book is a profound contribution to move us forward beyond our fearful ego voice to the quiet calm voice of our higher intuitive Self.
What amazing times we are living in right now. Does it feel like energetic whiplash? Some days you just want to have your money back on your Soul contract. However, another way to look at it is that we are living in a time of accelerated lessons and growth. Some of the issues we have personally and societally swept under the rug have surfaced to be confronted and healed. Rather than take 10 more lifetimes to resolve entrenched patterns, we can significantly progress in this lifetime. All the “button pushers” in our lives reveal to us our unconscious beliefs and attitudes. We can’t always change people or events but we can change our perception about it through Soul guidance and forgiveness.
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.
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.