How Did You React to Covid 19?

How Did You React to Covid 19?

Keeping our eye on the light and taking a positive perspective,  while facing the reality of any crisis, is wise and will help us get through.

While in a meditative state when the Coronavirus first arrived, I asked my guides what to expect regarding the intensity of the coronavirus in the world. The word “rage” popped straight in and I was given an image of this virus raging through populations. Some countries have it under control at this point in time, Australia through restrictions and zero tolerance, Britain and a few others with vaccines. But with the new variants being more infections, the virus still poses a threat. Whatever now happens with the vaccines and the new variants, we need to know our way through the challenges we continue to face.

I have observed different reactions in people to the threat of the virus. Some gave into panic (e.g. hoarding), some became anxious (e.g. making critical comments accusing others of not taking the virus seriously enough), some denied any danger (e.g. saying, “it’s a hoax” or “I don’t care if I get it”) and some stayed calm.

Did you have any of these reactions? Or did you react quite differently?

I recall a couple of stories from 2020 that illustrate some reactions:

Sally, a client of mine, told me what happened when she was visiting one of her clients, the manager of a grocery store. A customer, mistaking her for management, started abusing Sally because there was no toilet paper. Sally just stood there, puzzled at this woman’s panicked state. Then she calmly responded with her truth, “I really don’t understand.” The woman paused for a moment and looked at her. “Do you realise,” Sally said, “that we have running water in our homes. If you don’t have any toilet paper, you can wash yourself.” The women woman’s eyes widened a little as she popped out of her fearful trance. “Ahh! I never thought of that,” she said.

In another situation, a friend shared a phone conversation she had with her adult son. She wanted to know his feelings about the coronavirus. “Oh! I’m not worried at all,” he exclaimed offhandedly, “it only kills old people!” My friend and her husband are in their late seventies. “That’s us,” she said slowly. An uncomfortable silence fell between them.

Whenever we face a crisis, there  is a middle path between panic on the one hand and denial on the other. This means accepting reality while still staying genuinely calm. How do you do that?

Whether you know or not, you are an eternal being. Your body might die but your consciousness does not. Existential fear comes from not knowing who you really are and not realising that the beings in charge of this planet have a plan. All the challenges you face are happening for your expansion. You are here to learn and grow in wisdom. Denying and resisting what is happening just makes things harder. The key is accepting reality as it is. That means finding the trust to know that all is for the long-term, greater good.

But how?

By doing whatever you need to do to find that trust. Listening, reading, exploring, praying, meditating and asking for guidance. Hopefully we can all make time for doing that.

Here are a couple of simple examples of trust and purpose from two of my clients:

Tommy

Tommy came to see me five years ago for a life between lives regression. A few months ago, he sent me an email. This is an extract of what he wrote, now shared with his permission.

Yesterday I was a little concerned as to the way the world was going as I have very little reserves that would do for my income as a self-employed electrician. I went for a walk along the beach front feeling a little sad for myself.

I then got a call for a simple job which turned out to be a good job. Then another call came in. You might remember my guide’s name was Abel, as in Cain and Abel, and he appeared with a half-blackened face. Well, while I was walking on the beach front, I thought about what he had told me, that I would never go without what I need.

When I arrived at that second job, to my surprise the street name was “ABLE.” That is close enough to a reassuring sign for me.” 

Tommy knows he is being looked after no matter what happens. His trust will keep him calm whatever unfolds.

Here is another example:

Sally

Sally, who you met before in the grocery store story, came see me looking to understand her purpose this life. She was struggling with a negative, controlling, micromanaging boss. In this job, she has clients who she regularly visits. Whenever the boss wants to see her, he demands she cancel any conflicting client appointment. “My time is more important than theirs,” he insists.

Sally was head-hunted for her present job and, although she has applied for other jobs, no job has been offered. She doesn’t exactly know why, but after so many futile job applications, she senses she is meant to stay in her present job.

I feel that work is a great distraction from how I want to be, and I don’t know how to assimilate the two lifestyles. How can I best integrate my life purpose into my work life?

During the regression, we explore this fear of aggression that feels like a constant threat. At any time, her emotionally insecure boss could demand something of her that is difficult and challenging, especially to her belief in the right way to do things.

In the session. we discover her fear goes all the way back to a past life where the same soul of her current boss was a man who had the power of life and death over her. We work through the emotions of the past life and Sally finds a more positive perspective on the past life, with a focus on its benefits and lessons.

I suggest that any time Sally feels intimidated by her current boss, she recall the past life and implement what she learned from it. The awareness of this connection and her innate power automatically frees her. She knows that anyone who acts like her boss does is not really powerful at all. Underneath he is weak and insecure and that is why he has to throw his weight around. She also knows she has many options as these were thoroughly explored and accepted during our session.

Free and confident, she knows she can carry on with her work as she always enjoyed helping her clients. Her skills and positive personal power are an asset to her clients and the organisation. Now Sally knows she is exactly where she needs to be.

Conclusion

Covid-19 infection has been challenging for many people. Some countries have been overwhelmed by it, suffering many casualities, others suffered economic hardship but avoided overwhelming their medical system and many deaths. There will always be loss in one form or another, whatever we do. Our only power is how we respond. Do we respond with fear or do we respond with calm and confidence?

Fear is the motivator behind denial and anxiety. There is a personal history behind each person’s fearfulness and this history can be uncovered. This is the journey within. Although this journey takes determination and courage, it is tremendously worthwhile.  You gain self-awareness, inner peace and the knowledge that you are always loved and looked after.

 

Here are some other posts about the Coronavirus:

What Really Caused Covid-19

Coronavirus: A Spiritual Perspective

Getting What You Need

Getting What You Need

The regressions I do are guided, a little by me, but mostly from those beings who are dedicated to the highest good of the client and the highest good of all.

The guidance comes to the clients through their imagination in the form of words, thoughts, ideas, images, feelings or impressions, which is commonly called “intuition.” My only promise for a regression is that each client will get what he or she needs. Occasionally, what some clients receive is very different to what they expected.

During one recent week, I had two clients who did not get what they expected from their regressions. Their names are Lance and Ruth. Although their regressions were very different, the message each received was much the same.

After many years working happily as a tradesman, Lance, 50, was keen to move into a different state to live a simple life in nature. He planned to build a small structure on property near a close friend where he could fish and grow food.

He had waited months to see me and, in the meantime, his pressing issues had resolved. He had left the relationship which concerned him and felt much happier as a consequence. Still, he wanted to experience a past life and a life between lives regression.

Lance had an unusual quality, he had a powerful, constant love for God. During the regression, whenever he quietly focussed on this love, tears of joy streamed down his face. He clearly remembered having these feelings at age four and they had been with him ever since.

I was in a place [church] where everyone was honouring God but I could see that they were not honouring that and didn’t know what they were doing. Their love for God was not manifesting in a genuine way. Always, that has been a deep grief for me. It has caused me to shut down on so many levels because there is no place for that love. It makes me so lonely.

I suggested Lance access a past life, but the only image that came was one he’d seen before.

I see a village in a clearing with six huts made of straw. A group of families live there who have a deep loving connection between them all. I sense a strong contrast with my current life family. A deep overwhelming love for God was easy there in that past life. We knew each other and everything was easy. There was harmony.

Lance could not elaborate on this image. His strongest impression was the feeling of connection between these people. I could see he was experiencing it deeply. Eventually, he explained that the feeling between the members of the group is the same feeling he has of loving God.

I deepened Lance’s trance but nothing more was coming to him so I decided to ask the questions he’d prepared for the session, suggesting he respond with the first thought, idea, image or impression that came to his mind.

Lance did this very well, receiving answers to all his questions. But he felt somewhat dissatisfied. “I already knew these answers,” he said.

Ruth was similar to Lance in that she had waited several months for her appointment and had resolved her situation since.

When I made the appointment, I was traumatised. I’d met this guy and didn’t know what to do.

Although she enjoyed spending time with this man, he had many health problems. After putting up with a demanding ex-husband and bringing up three children alone, she did not want to sign up to caring for an ill man. After thinking it through carefully, she’d decided she could enjoy his company as a friend without taking on any responsibility for his health.

Still, she was expecting to experience a past life and life between lives regression.

Ruth has travelled much since her children reached adulthood and a lot of it has been alone.

I have felt guidance. At one stage I flew on my own to a South American city knowing no one or what I would do when I got there. I would not let the any fear in. Travelling I have had these memories of past lives come back. I can sit alone on the bus and get the feelings.

Ruth recalled an example of her connection to her past lives.

In the Copan ruins in Central America. I felt something as soon as I walked in the door. I wanted to lie down on the ground. We were waiting for the guide. In that ancient time, women were killed to be with their dead husbands. After the tour, I sat with my back against the ruins. I realised that, in that past life, I and others were taught how to leave our bodies and return before we died. These ancient people actually believed that the life on Earth was of second importance to their spiritual life. The reason I felt this urge to lie of the ground came back to me. In the past life, I had decided to be buried alive so I could leave my body when I wanted. Leaning back on the ruins, I felt great joy in knowing that we, as those ancient people, knew about our spiritual life.

Ruth had remembered many of her past lives, but none were forthcoming during the regression. I decided to do the same thing I had done with Lance and ask the questions she had prepared. She received answers, but nothing much that was new to her. However, one answer was telling after I asked what her purpose was this life.

To have faith in myself.

Her guides laughed when she wondered about already knowing what she was receiving.

Lance and Ruth received the same message. Trust yourself. They had resolved their problems and were very capable of continuing to do so. They had looked for validation outside of themselves, thus coming to see me, but they didn’t need to do that anymore. They had the answers already, within. They just had to ask and then trust, knowing the answers are there and everything that is happening is doing so for a reason.

I cancelled their second regressions. They knew, and I knew, it wasn’t needed. Although they didn’t get the experience they expected, they were both happy. They each left with renewed faith in themselves and in their intuition, knowing that they had received exactly what they needed.

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.

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise can mean different things as my friend and colleague, Jane Teresa Anderson, points out in her recently published book, Bird of Paradise: Taming the Unconscious to bring Your Dreams to Fruition. See photo above.

Jane is a dream analyst and dream alchemist. As a dream analyst, she uses her skills to help her clients understand their unconscious desires and concerns. As a dream alchemist, she gives her clients a process to make desired changes by reprogramming their dream in unusual and creative ways.

I first met Jane in 2009 at a talk she was giving on dreams. There was something about her that I found compelling. Maybe it was her silky blonde hair that would glide and shine as she moved her head. Perhaps it was her gentle English accent and softly spoken voice that still somehow carried to the far corners of the room. More likely it was all these things, as well as her stories which showed how dreams reflect our unacknowledged motivations.

After the talk, I spoke to her briefly when my friend Jen introduced us. Although we never exchanged details, I had a feeling we would see each other sometime in the future.

In early 2010, we met again, this time at a book launch. Both our husbands were present, and they hit it off. Michael and Ian are both writers and, soon after meeting, they became friends as did Jane and I.

In Jane’s new book, which I thoroughly enjoyed, she notes a number of synchronicities occurring during her life. After reading it, I considered some of the synchronicities I have experienced. One that stood out involved Jane. At the time, it was so unexpected that I couldn’t dismiss it – like I often had with other potential synchronicities – as coincidence.

One particular day, a young girl of about 17 came to see me at my psychology practice. She had only one request, she wanted to know the meaning of her dream. Although dreams had been mentioned by other clients as side issues, in seventeen years of practice, no one had ever come to see me for the sole reason of interpreting their dream.

At one point in the dream, the young girl was immersed in water, and there were other complexities that struck me as cryptic. I had no idea what any of it meant. But something else was puzzling. That very evening, for the first time ever, Jane and Michael were coming to stay. Not knowing what else to do, I gathered as much information I could and told my client that a dream analyst was coming for dinner. She booked in for the following day.

Using contextual information which I had gleaned from the client, Jane easily unravelled the dream, told me what further questions to ask and how to make sense of it all. The client was thrilled.

Since then, I have had some of my dreams interpreted by Jane and have read some of her books. So now I know a little more about dream analysis than I did before—but still so little. While listening to Jane’s podcasts where she deciphers people’s dreams, I am amazed at her skill. Like the work I do, it is a calling. She heals people through working with them and their dreams.

When I was doing my life between lives training, Jane agreed to be one of my practice clients. In Bird of Paradise, she mentions doing this regression and only while reading the book, did I learn how much the experience meant to her. I also became aware of many other interesting and wonderful experiences she shares of her life.

I enjoyed her book so much I wanted to share it with you. She takes her readers on a lyrical journey through a floral garden of meaningful anecdotes, dreams and stories. I felt a sense of serenity in her writing which left me smiling by its end. Somehow the world felt safe and calm again. I am curious if others will find something similar and wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

If you are interested in dreams and what they mean or if you would like to read Jane’s beautiful book, here is a link: https://www.janeteresa.com/

Absent Fathers (Part 2)

Absent Fathers (Part 2)

In part 1 of this topic, I suggested that a father not being fully present for a child is part of their souls’ plan. Children develop strategies to cope with the emotional absence of their father and, as a consequence, the soul learns and grows. We look at another two examples of father absence.

Christian

Christian was a perfectionist. Although this sometimes suited his career as a specialist engineer, it also contributed to his general feelings of dissatisfaction. He tended to be self-critical, frustrated with his work colleagues and annoyed with his boss who failed to acknowledge his efforts at work.

The source of his perfectionism was his childhood relationship with his father. His father, an excellent provider, believed his only job as a husband and father was to bring in the money, mow the lawn occasionally and take out the garbage. Christian’s father worked long hours in a high profile and demanding job. At home after work, he flopped down in front of the TV and tended to be grumpy and critical when interacting with his family.

Christian was talented at sport but his father took no interest, never coming to see a game. As is often the case with absent fathers, Christian craved his father’s attention, relentlessly seeking to impress him and gain his approval.  

Even though his striving never worked, Christian continued trying to be perfect. He desperately needed to be acknowledged by his boss, colleagues and friends but even when he received a compliment or thanks, he remained unsatisfied.  

During his regression, he learned his perfectionism arose from his feelings of worthlessness and his compulsion to please. He was his own worst enemy. He never praised himself, doubting the quality of his work and being constantly self-critical.

In previous lives, he had been careless and flippant. His current life plan was to make a shift to being more diligent. His absent father was a catalyst. By withholding fatherly attention and acknowledgement from his son, Christian developed his perfectionism. On the continuum of being very easy going at one end and very precise at the other, Christian had shifted significantly. He was now rigidly precise, causing a lot of frustration for himself when he didn’t quite measure up.

Once Christian saw the larger plan for his development, he relaxed. He was on track with his life plan. His negatively reduced and he began acknowledging the progress he was making. He realized there were tasks where being precise was important and others where it wasn’t necessary. Having his perfectionistic tendencies, he easily found the motivation to apply this new knowledge.

Once he felt positive about himself and his work, he stopped needing as much positive attention from his boss and colleagues. He was more relaxed at work and started enjoying his work environment.

Anna

Anna’s father was a quite man. He sat in the corner, reading his books or watching TV. Every now and then he would be annoyed by something his wife did and blow up angrily. He had no interest in his two children.

Even though she disliked her father, Anna married a man who was much the same. She soon discovered that her husband was also distant. He took little interest in their two children. Eventually this became too painful for Anna. She sought counseling and decided to leave the marriage.

Anna’s father never changed. After her marriage broke up, she went back to live with her parents for a few months. Her father kept to himself and ignored his grandchildren.

After her son was diagnosed with autism, Anna realized that both her father and her husband had autistic tendencies. The marriage had survived for as long as it did only because she played the same role as a wife as she had as a child. She tiptoed around her father and she had tiptoed around her husband.

She did a life between lives regression because she wondered what she was supposed to learn from these relationships.

Anna’s guides reassured her that she was on track. She was on the path of learning how to balance her needs with the needs of others. This is a very difficult lesson to learn. Some people give so much of themselves they become ill. Others are selfish and ignore the needs of others. No matter which side of this continuum, you are on, the consequences of being out of balance are unpleasant.

Anna’s husband and father are also in the process of learning this lesson.  Her husband was not happy about her leaving. He had to fend for himself. He might have many challenging lifetimes before he understands the importance of caring for others.

When Anna left her husband, she was emotionally drained and feeling lost. She didn’t know who she was and what she really needed. She had given too much of herself away.

Now she is tasked with solving this dilemma. Bringing up an autistic son is challenging, especially since she knows she need to balance looking after him with looking after herself.

Knowing this is a difficult journey is helpful. We all learn through experience. This means trial and error. Being kind to herself is crucially important whenever she finds the balance getting out of kilter. But she knows she is on the right path and this is a comfort.

Absent fathers have their role in our soul development. Those people who have had absent fathers often envy their friends with attentive fathers. Although that is understandable, if you had an absent father, it is worthwhile meditating on the gifts the absence of your father may have given you.

One client met his father during his life between lives. He complained.

“Why didn’t you ever do anything with me when I was young?”

“Don’t you remember son,” his father replied. “You asked me to step back when we first made the plan for your life. You wanted to build your independence.”

The focus of our two sessions had been on his need to develop independence. The client knew immediately his father was right. All the past hurt drained away.

By taking a high perspective of your soul’s journey through many lifetimes might reveal that your absent father is, in fact, a blessing.

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