Discovering the Spirit World with Michael Newton

Discovering the Spirit World with Michael Newton

Michael Newton

Humans have known about the existence of spirits and the spirit world for tens of thousands of years of human existence, if not longer. Each tribe or culture has created their own interpretation of non-physical worlds from which our material Earth sprung.

These spiritual beliefs form the foundation of cultures. For example, the indigenous people of Australia have ancestral stories that came from the Dreamtime, the time when Ancestors created life and formations of the lands. The art, stories, ceremonies and song, passed down the generations, guide their survival physically, emotionally and spiritually.

In Western culture, the Bible formed the foundation of beliefs in an afterlife. Then came the renaissance, which eventually challenged the biblical ideas of heaven and hell, replacing them, to various degrees, with materialistic interpretations.

However, the evolution of Western culture has not stopped. It continues. In the last century, New Age beliefs have expanded from individuals becoming aware of non-physical worlds during Near Death Experiences, After Death communication, remembering past lives and other incidents that have no satisfactory scientific explanation. Some people write books about non-physical phenomena and readers have a growing body of literature to explore.

I am one of those who had an eye opening experience many years ago, but I am not alone. Michael Newton also described a similar experience well before I stumbled upon a client unexpectedly accessing a past life. I described this experience in my book, Other Lives, Other Realms. Hypnosis practitioners are particularly at risk of discovering the potential existence of other lives and realms.

Recently I came upon a link to Michael recounting this experience provided by the Michael Newton Institute in its quarterly online magazine, Stories of the Afterlife. You can subscribe to the magazine here.  And the link to watch Michael is here. Both links are worthwhile and enlightening.

A Transpersonal Journey

A Transpersonal Journey

A transpersonal journey is different to a past life or life between lives regression in one significant way. Our focus in a transpersonal journey is on resolving the problems of the client and we do that by a process of investigation. The client needs to be ready and willing to face these issues and delve deep. We often utilise the emotions associated with the issue to gather relevant information.

The session involves the client’s guides who we call in and ask for help. The journey may involve a past life, a current life or even a visit to the life between lives, especially that area where spirits become stuck. At the beginning, we never know where we may go. We simply trust the shift will take place. To achieve the desired outcome the client needs to be open to exploring whatever situation is presented by the guides.

Even though every session is unique, here is a case which may give you a sense of a transpersonal journey. Paul came to see me in the hope he could sort out some issues.

Paul described having a pattern of depression which came upon him at least once a year. During the months before the day of his booked appointment with me, he had another of these debilitating episodes. He was so tired and anxious he lost fifteen kilograms. Fortunately, he had weened himself off his anti-depressants earlier in the year and was sufficiently aware during this period to clearly describe what had happened.

Paul was very busy in his self-employed business but one weekend took time off to engage in several physical activities. He did a three hour session of martial arts and a couple of hours of surfing. When he got home, he had some household activities to do before tackling the work he had to complete in his office. As he walked into his office, he realised how exhausted he was. He describes how he felt.

I knew I had overdone it and I started feeling anxious. When I feel like that it is a case of the damage has been done but, at the time, I felt overwhelmed.

As Paul described this memory, he accessed the same feelings he had at the time. You might notice how he changed tense.

Fearful energy comes up my spine and I go into flight or fight. I have tremors in the body, palpitations, short breaths, tense stomach. It feels like total dread.

I use these emotions to help us explore, so I ask him if he has felt like this before. He describes some earlier episodes in his current life before further detailing his cycle of distress.

The anxiety creates flight or fight. I can’t sleep and can’t eat. When all of that happens, there are senses in my head which make me feel disconnected because my thoughts are foggy. I have obtrusive thoughts.

I ask Paul to tell me the nature of these intrusive thoughts.

I remember the first time that I had this cycle. I couldn’t switch it off. I was in a stressful job and we had a new baby. I’d stopped taking antidepressants. I had a few anxiety attacks and I couldn’t work. When I was going through a burst of anxiety, I walked around the block trying to calm myself. I forced myself to eat dinner. I was light sensitive so the lights had to be turned down. We decided to watch something and we chose a dark psychological movie. I sat through it. The main character is investigating a disappearance on an island asylum. Near the end, (crying) he discovers the most dangerous patient is himself. He is a murderer.

We went to bed and I was laying there. I had fears of going crazy, that I might wake up in the morning suddenly discovering I am bad, like the psychopath.

Paul is terribly upset while relating this memory. He has the same symptoms as before. I wonder if this could be triggering some sort of past life with remnants bleeding into his current life.

I was scared as a little kid. Before I married, I was very self-destructive. Since having kids, the feeling of love for them is overwhelming. I am over-protective and afraid for them. I want them to grow up and know they are okay. But I want to enjoy them when they are little. It is a catch 22. I cannot enjoy my children because I am so afraid of something happening to them. I can’t watch TV. If I get something that triggers me, like a movie, I feel terrible dread. Then I think, I have gone too far!  

I suggest that this sense of “I have gone too far” is a trigger. Paul replies that he felt like that at the beginning of the recent weekend episode when he had done too much in one day.

I ask if we can keep exploring this sense of going too far.

Paul: I want to do it. I am just scared of being stuck in it and cannot get out.

Karen: Stuck in what way.

Paul: I see a dark tunnel and light at the end.

Karen: Focus on that.

Paul: I am really claustrophobic. 

Karen: What would you like to do? Unlock the claustrophobia or something else?

Paul: I’d like to meet my guide.

I know Paul is currently feeling afraid and stuck. To meet his guide, he will need to access a higher frequency.

Karen: Okay. First, we need to go to a safe, happy place. What is that for you?

Paul: Rainforest with a stream.

I give him a guided meditation of a rainforest and stream, and eventually ask what he is aware of.

Paul: Dark. My heartrate is fast.

Karen: What is that heart rate telling you about yourself at the moment? (long silence) What’s happening now?

 Paul: I feel like I am really deep and dark.

Karen: Is that a relaxed feeling?

Paul: Hmm, body really heavy.

Karen: Stay with that, perhaps that is what your body needs at the moment. (Long silence). Anything coming, Paul?

Paul: Lots of coloured lights in the darkness.

Karen: Could be healing lights. Anything you want to share you can. Otherwise I’ll just let you be for a while. (Another long silence).

Paul: What is my purpose?

Ask you guides and see what pops in.

Paul: Love.

Paul: How do I heal? Light

Karen: How would the light heal you?

Paul: Togetherness.

Karen: What does that mean?

Paul: Family. wisdom, chakra, twelve, heal. It is different now, a real tunnel feeling. I am moving. Bright lights are around me and they are shrinking almost like I am going backwards.

Karen: Go with that. That could be healing too.

Paul: I see a rat’s face.

Karen: What does that mean?

Paul: Time.

What is important about time in this context?

Paul: Time is everything.

K: What do you think about the tunnel and light at the end going backward?

Paul: Not sure.

Karen: Do you remember your fear of going too far and not being able to go back?

Paul: Yes.

Karen: I think the guides just showed you that you can.

Paul smiles.

Karen: Thinking about what we have done today, how do you feel.

Paul: It makes me happy. I am going to focus on self-love as that always makes me feel better. I think that I need to trust my intuition and meditate more. I am genuinely a good person. I know that. I deserve self-love.

Now I take Paul back to the weekend which started two months of anxiety and serious weight loss, including feelings of dread, fast heartrate and tremors earlier in the session. Now he reports feeling nothing. I also take him back to the disturbing movie which had caused him considerable distress. Again, his feelings are neutral.

He had lost all negative emotional charge, which had been previously associated with the scenarios.

You might wonder what happened to gain such a shift in Paul’s attitude as not a lot was said in the last half of the regression. However, there were a lot of long pauses during this time. Paul had calmed himself down and it is quite likely that the guides were working on him energetically while he was seeing all the coloured lights.

Paul left feeling light and happy. He had committed to asking the guides for help in the future, and he assured me he would return if he had any sense of going back into the old pattern of deep anxiety and fatigue.

This sort of session is called a transpersonal journey because it is set up to harness the wisdom of our spirit guides. The guides respect free will. They do not interfere in our human journey. To receive help, we need to ask as specifically as we can.

Before we embark on the transpersonal journey, we explore the client’s issues to gain clarity on the key problem. We call in the guides and ask them to keep out any unwanted energies so only those wise beings are present who are here for the highest good of the client and highest good of all. We do that so we can trust the journey and what is received.

Usually we start exploring the issue without any hypnotic induction but sometimes an induction is necessary to calm the client. If any blocks are present, our first task is to explore and dismantle those. Some clients have something on their mind. When so, it needs to be put to rest. Bringing it to the surface is the most effective way to do that.

Then we embark on the journey trusting we are receiving help from the guides. Sometimes information flows, coming to the client with no help from me. Other times I help the client surface information by asking questions.

I have found the transpersonal journey is a useful way of addressing issues that are holding clients back from progressing in the way they would like.

Interview with Karen Joy

Interview with Karen Joy

During the period of Covid-19 isolation, I was contacted by Simon G. Brown who hosts a well-known Pod Cast on Past Lives and Hypnosis.

Simon has interviewed people like  Eben Alexander, Rich Martini, Carol Bowman Mark Gober, Pim Van Lommel Mira Kelly and Bryn Blankinship.

Below is a link to the interview he did with me.

Simon contacted me because he had read my book, Other Lives, Other Realms.

Interview with Karen

by Simon G. Brown

Life Can Be Easy. Here’s How!

Life Can Be Easy. Here’s How!

Regressions can change your life—as long as open yourself to your intuition. It doesn’t matter what you call it—your subconscious mind, your higher self or a spirit guide. Our intuition gifts us with flashes of insight that seem to come from a place far beyond the rational. During regressions, I help my clients create a permanent connection with their intuition—or with their spirit guides, if you prefer—so this wisdom is available to them as they continue along their spiritual path.

How Does That Work? 

You’re feeling confused or puzzled. A problem is gnawing away at you. And then, as if from nowhere, the answer pops into your mind—even if you never asked the question! But the answer is so compelling you can’t ignore it.

Life the Hard Way. 

Not that you don’t try to figure it out. The answer came so easily—without any effort on your part. So how can you take it at face value? Aren’t you supposed to wrestle with a problem, weigh up your options, seek advice from others? We don’t realise how much easier our lives would be if we learned to trust our intuitive wisdom. 

I have heard many stories from people who learned to trust their guidance. Here are two: 

Anton’s Sad Lesson

Anton came for a regression. I found Anton to be spiritually aware. Still, he harboured self-doubts—until one important day. 

Anton’s ten-year old Labrador, Rusty, became increasingly withdrawn and listless. Anton took him to the veterinary practice where several vets examined him. They were puzzled but eventually gave Anton a prescription. Rusty didn’t improve. At home alone, worried about his dog, an unexpected thought popped into Anton’s mind: A tick. Anton wondered if he should mention it when he went back to the vet practice, but it had come out of the blue, completely untethered to any experience.

“What do I know?” thought Anton. “The vets are experts. I know nothing about animals and illness. Anyway, they would have already considered that possibility.”

Unfortunately, they hadn’t, and Anton didn’t share his insight with them, simply discounting it because he trusted the experts more than himself. By the time the vets figured out that it was a tick, it was too late. Rusty died. 

That was a really tough lesson. But Anton didn’t waste it. Although he still had doubts, more often than not, he acted on his intuition. The importance of listening to his intuition and acting on it was also reinforced during his regression.

Tough Times for Regina

Until Regina came for her regression, she deeply regretted not acting on her intuition many years earlier. Her awakening unfolded over a long time.

Around age thirty, Regina felt lost and unhappy. The doctor diagnosed depression and said she needed a great new drug called Prozac. Immediately “NO!” came out of her mouth, unbidden and definite. But the doctor was insistent. 

Regina eventually relented and followed the doctor’s advice. During the following years, whenever she lapsed back into depression, doctors changed her prescription to other drugs. 

After seventeen years on antidepressants, Regina wanted to get off them. In hospital for other reasons, she mentioned this desire.  At this time, she was on Zoloft. During the five days she remained in hospital, the intern reduced her dose to nothing. 

Zoloft keeps Serotonin levels high and this signals the body to make less. When one suddenly stops taking the drug, the body is left with a deficit. This is called Discontinuation Syndrome and some people can take up to a year to recover. 

When the doctor cut her tablets back so drastically, Regina no longer had enough mood-stabilizing serotonin in her body. She suffered many months of what she called “a hell-zone withdrawal,” including serious mental illness and suicidal ideation. 

The Lesson

At the time of her regression, Regina still regretted taking the drugs because of this disturbing aftermath. I ask her to remember why she decided to take them in the first place, despite her initial refusal. During her session, she recalled the interaction with the doctor. 

The doctor said, “You have a deficiency,” and that made sense because I felt deficient in myself. Then she said I had a hormonal imbalance. That felt right too because I felt out of balance. She said the answer to my problems was this marvellous new medication.

I stayed on the drugs because they helped in the beginning and I felt “in” with the people around me. Many were on it, and it gave me a sense of belonging. Also, my stomach problems improved.

Regina’s decision was understandable. Nearly everyone would choose to take the medication in similar circumstances. At that time, drugs were accepted as the single appropriate treatment.  But, like many, Regina found that permanent improvement never came.  After years of persevering with different prescriptions, she knew drugs weren’t the answer. 

From her experience with anti-depressants, Regina lost trust in the medical profession. For a time, she was angry. She decided to address her issues by undertaking research in alternatives, making personal changes and focussing on her spiritual path. 

During her regression, she discovered that those horrid years were not wasted. Regina did not need to have regrets. She had received a compelling lesson in trusting her intuition. 

Both Anton and Regina needed their disturbing experiences. Anton lost his beloved dog. Regina spent nearly twenty years of her life on an emotional roller coaster. These lessons appeared because Anton and Regina had reached a necessary stage of soul development. Although they were anxious and timid, they were tuned into their wise guidance. They just hadn’t learned to act on it.   

Trusting our wise intuition is a life-changing experience. Life can be much easier when we do.  We know our guides are there beside us, looking out for us and giving us the best advice. All we have to do is act on it.

Living Love and Beauty

Living Love and Beauty

What is it like to have a life between lives regression? It is impossible to tell until you have one because each one is unique. I can give you an indication by sharing the experiences of various clients. Here is one.

Daniel came to see me hoping to have a transcendental experience. His guides met this desire right at the beginning of his regression. Most of the time he was quiet and peaceful, enjoying the loving light energy he was experiencing. When he did speak, he described the thoughts and feelings arising in him.

I feel that I want to be in nature. I am looking at the sun, feeling the warmth of the sun and everything is enjoying the warmth of the sun. The trees and flowers. The animals. The sun doesn’t choose what to shine on, it shines on everything.

I was thinking about my wife. There is great love from the sun for my wife. I feel the love for my family. That love from the sun is always with us. (Emotion is present in his voice).

 

I guess the light and the love can go through everything. It has the ability to heal and help grow things and help everything blossom and go green. We are made of this light. It runs through our body. I feel relaxed and at peace.

 

I feel that Mother Earth contains this light and love as well. She has a wisdom and wants to share that wisdom with us. I can connect more with this energy by caring for Mother Earth. Loving the trees.

I am thinking about my breath. Life is contained in the breath. When we breathe, we receive the light and the love.

 

I am thinking about water and the streams. How water feeds everything, feeds nature. It quenches our thirst and nourishes us, carrying nutrients to support life.

I see dancing. (Daniel is crying emotional tears). How people are dancing in circles in celebration.

 

I am thinking about fire. It is very powerful. It can be scary but also beautiful. It has the ability to change things. It can destroy old forms and create new life from the old.

I am thinking about wind. It can carry nutrients and seeds to spread new life to new areas. And the breath. It can carry the energy of life to sustain life and give life.

I am seeing that Earth is a small part of the vastness of the Universe. When we connect to our heart we connect to the vast universe, the consciousness of the universe. The Universe is intelligent and wise.

I am thinking about sound. Everything is vibration and energy. The energy and vibration has the ability to change, shift and move. It is a fact, but it is a fun fact, like dancing is fun. The fun is the opportunity to express. There is no right or wrong, there is only expression.

I feel we humans now have an opportunity to dance closer to the light, just basically to enjoy the new dance.

 

When Daniel emerged from trance, he said that being connected to loving energy felt natural, more natural than being on Earth. This wasn’t a surprise as Daniel has only had a few incarnations on Earth and Earth is the heaviest dimension in which he has ever been. His guides advised him to connect each day to the higher vibrations he experienced during the regression. This will help alleviate him missing home.

If you like, you can relax and meditate on Daniel’s descriptions and, with your imagination, create your own unique experience.

What Really Caused Covid-19?

What Really Caused Covid-19?

When the world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, I recalled a life between lives regression case that a colleague had shared with me some years ago. This case was quite a shock to me at the time and it may surprise you too.

My colleague, Lisbeth Lysdal, is a Newton Institute life between lives hypnotherapist working in Denmark. As well, she is a Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) coach, a medium and healer, and holds a Masters of Science in Engineering.

I contacted Lisbeth and asked her about the case, which has particular relevance to the coronavirus epidemic. As she had not yet published the case, she very kindly agreed let me share it with you, my readers, as a guest blog. Here is Lisbeth exploring this case:

Regression therapists certified with the Newton institute conduct many different cases, some quite unusual. One such case was Peter, 53, a single healthcare worker, dealing primarily with patients who have severe mental handicaps and illness.

Michael Newton was the first person to find out that many of us have jobs on the other side. Some of our clients are very interested to know what they do in the spiritual realm. During his regression, Peter, discovered something completely unexpected in terms of his activities in his life between lives.

Peter came to see me feeling stuck in his life and looking for a new direction. Through coping with a lot of changes over the past years, he developed a deep sense of compassion, and yet he frequently experienced people being afraid of him. He felt annoyed at the way they reacted towards him and wanted to know the cause. He was also interested in understanding his path and purpose, hoping this would also help him release his frustration and anger at others.

Following is an extracted transcript from his regression that takes place just after he enters the spiritual realm.

Peter: I see other souls and feel them acknowledging me as I move in between them.

Lisbeth: And what are they doing as you move between them?

Peter: We are planning how to heighten awareness and consciousness on Earth.

Lisbeth: Are they working individually, in pairs or in larger groups.

Peter: It differs, and yet we all seem to be connected. I am a part of it.

Lisbeth: Describe your experience of being a part of this.

Peter: It is a large community and we all want to do the best we can to help those who are incarnated to have the best possible experience.

Lisbeth: And what is your soul’s purpose as a part of this?

Peter: To create and motivate. I create disease and a lot of other things. (Peter starts crying.)

Lisbeth: What is happening now?

Peter: I just got insight in my part in creating disease. It is a necessity.

Lisbeth: Tell me why this is necessary.

Peter: It is a fast way to change people’s consciousness. Instead of working with disease in an individual, what we do is give large groups the opportunity to change.

Lisbeth: Please explain this to me so I can comprehend how disease can contribute to higher consciousness.

Peter: Instead of working continuously with the individual, the illness makes it possible to activate a development in several places at once.

Lisbeth: And what is activated?

Peter: It moves people’s attention away from the simple tasks of everyday life.

Lisbeth: Tell me more about the use of disease.

Peter: It can be used to bring people together and show them the importance of uniting or help them reunite. It helps them to see the core essence of their relations.

Lisbeth: this seems to be very important work. Tell me are you just part of the planning or are you part of implementing the diseases in the physical?

Peter: We are a group of 10 souls working together. (Sobbing loudly.) We send the disease in at different locations on earth. We have a lot of helpers to do this, some are from the angelic realm.
Some diseases are made to be contagious and some to be spread on a cellular level.

It is not a problem to get the disease implemented, a lot of souls will help in this process. They know it is a necessity when we need to work fast.

Lisbeth: And what do you call this specialization?

Peter: We are highly specialized in creating disease and natural disasters.

Lisbeth: If a soul would want to join your group, how would they train for this?

Peter: It is a very particular field and the requirements are high. They must have experience in healing every disease. We are all healers. We can build and create and that gives us the ability to destroy and be very selective in how and what is broken down. To have this specialization we must be able to work energy in every possible way.

Souls in general learn from the collective and gain wisdom from the experience of others. For this particular specialization, we learnt from the ten souls in this group. But we did not just get this knowledge and training from the collective or training in the spiritual realm.

We have lived every possible aspect of human life and experienced everything. We have lived lives in which we caused every kind of pain and suffering to fully understand the how the physical, emotional and spiritual parts are affected. We have lived lives as victims and healers to get the necessary experience. We have lived isolated lives, being outcasts as well as deeply connected lives. We still incarnate to understand every possible scenario.

Lisbeth: And how do all these experiences affect you in the physical incarnation as Peter?

Peter: I carry all of these experiences and emotions in my physical body.

The strength that comes with experience is also a weakness. I hold all the experience from all the lives lived. I know how to navigate every aspect of existence. The body for this lifetime is very susceptible to emotions and that makes it hard for me to stay on the intended path for this life.

Peter has the physical knowledge that every decision has an effect on the outcome and thus holds every path open until the last minute.

Lisbeth: Is there a way for you to better communicate the intended path to Peter?

Peter: He must listen to the guidance I give him.

Lisbeth: Can we establish a guidance system, that will help Peter easily receive your guidance?

Peter’s guides give him information about various signals that he can use in his daily life. This is important because Peter contacts me after his regression, reporting that he feels increased calm within himself. He says he now understands why others sense a power within him that can feel threatening. From the regression, he has gained a new sense of direction and a new-found confidence in pursuing other career opportunities.

As you can see from the transcript, Peter was very upset when he first realised his job in the life between lives was creating natural disasters, disease and epidemics on Earth.

We on Earth see such events as destructive, particularly pandemics like Covid-19. No one wants to be ill. We would all like to be strong and healthy. But as Peter learns, one can take a different perspective on disease and pandemics.

The higher view is ultimately positive. Our survival on Earth is threatened. The way we have treated Mother Earth and lived our modern lives is a major cause of this problem. We have lost our connection to our true spiritual nature as loving, compassionate, wise beings. Many people on Earth focus on security in the form of possessions and money, while some go even further being selfish and greedy.

By alerting humans to their vulnerability and physical mortality, disease gives humans the opportunity to look for a deeper meaning to their lives and within themselves.

EMAIL ADDRESS: lisbeth@lisbethlysdal.dk

WEB SITE: https://lisbethlysdal.dk

PHONE NUMBER: +45 26910771

 

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