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.
I am pleased to announce that the second book, of which I have been privileged to co-author, will be released in Australia in Kindle and Audio format on December 8, hardcopy USA on the same date. Hard copy in Australia, Canada, UK, will be released in January. See below for links.
This book shares both practical and profound life wisdom received by those that have experienced a Life Between Lives® session. The personal client stories were contributed by 24 of my colleagues around the globe, with their client’s permission. The book contains over 60 cases addressing such issues as
Facing a Health Crisis
Anxiety and Depression
Healing from Loss
Navigating Romantic Relationships
Moving from Self Sabotage to Strength
Growing Through Family Conflict
Balancing Career and Finances
Transforming from a Brush with Death
Aging and Dying
The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy was established by Dr. Michael Newton to spread the word about the power of past life and life between lives regression and to train practitioners who become our members. To date over fifty-five thousand regressions have been conducted around the world. As members of the Institute, we volunteer our time and energy to share this healing and soul awakening modality to all.
All proceeds from our book sales go to the Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. Pre-sales of this book have been good and we are doing all we can to make this book a best seller. If you have any intention of buying this enlightening book, we would appreciate you putting in an order before the 8th of December. Amazon has kindle version available in Australia. Some online stores have free delivery to Australia (for January delivery). Some links are below.
Please help us spread the word about our new book with your family, friends and collogues. It just may change their lives. For more information about the modality of, Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy and our Institute, visit www.newtoninstitute.org
Dr Liara Covert is a breathworker who has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast. She frequently interviews people about their lives and posts them on her blog. Recently she contacted me and asked me to do an interview. I checked out her website and felt an energetic connection. Her approach to life resonates with mine. I agreed to her interview and she came up to Maleny to do it. We spent a pleasant day together, taking care of business and then lunching and driving around the district. Liara had never been to Maleny before and was impressed with its beauty.
In the interview I share details of my life, the regressions, my books and some of the forces that have influenced me. Here is a link to a transcript of the interview:
A typical Near Death Experience (NDE) is similar to a Life Between Lives Regression (LBL) but with some key differences.
To have a Near Death Experience, an individual has suffered a trauma so severe that he (or she) has physically died. The NDE takes place while the individual is “dead” and terminates suddenly when he is revived.
A Life Between Lives Regression is significantly different in a most important way. The individual chooses to undertake the regression. All through the experience, the individual is guided by an experienced hypnotherapist. There is no pain and no trauma. The Life Between Lives Regression takes place in a context of serenity and security.
However apart from this key difference, there are many similarities between a Near Death Experience and a Life Between Lives Regression.
There are nine elements that have been identified as common in the Near Death Experience.
Sound: The individual hears a buzzing or ringing noise while having a sense of being dead.
Peace and Painlessness: Any pain the individual has experienced from the trauma disappears and he has a sense of peace.
Out-of-Body-Experience: The individual senses that he has left the body and is floating above his physical body.
The Tunnel: He feels he is being drawn into a tunnel usually quickly, until he sees a while light. Not everyone experiences a tunnel.
No Tunnel Journey: He floats speedily upwards and can see the earth recede beneath him
People of Light: He meets people who glow with light. Some are relatives or friends who have passed and who now greet him.
Being of Light: The individual is greeted by a Being of Light. Some call this being God, Jesus or some other religious figure. He feels overwhelming love from this being.
Life Review: The Being of Light shows him a review of his life. Most get the message that love is the most important thing in life.
Reluctance to Return: The Being of Light tells him he must return but the love and peace are so profound most people return with great reluctance.
Researchers have found that people who experience a NDE are changed. Most change their priorities and value their relationships more than material things. Many are kinder and take on activities or work in order to help others. Nearly all lose their fear of death.
In the LBL, the hypnotherapist guides the individual into a deep trance. During the induction most feel they are out of body and floating. A rare few hear a buzzing sound.
All people undertaking a LBL go through a death experience. This is because the hypnotherapist will guide them to a past life and at the end of that life they pass over. This death is not traumatic because the hypnotherapist makes sure the individual knows they are not alone and are safe and secure. After experiencing their death most have similar experiences to those who have a NDE.
The person having the LBL will float upwards. Some will see the earth recede. Some will go through a tunnel. Nearly all will see a white light coming towards them that turns into a Being of Light. This Being of Light is usually identified as their spiritual guide and often gives them his or her name.
Once the Spiritual Guide is encountered, the hypnotherapist takes a back seat and lets the Spiritual Guide do most of the directing. The hypnotherapist now asks questions in order to record the experience and get answers to the questions set beforehand. If the individual gets stuck or starts coming out of the trance, the hypnotherapist ensures the individual stays on track.
Most people experiencing a LBL meet relatives on the other side. These are usually part of their soul group. People experiencing a LBL feel a sense of overwhelming love. They do a life review but this is usually of the past life they re-experienced in the trance. They meet a Council of Elders who give them information about their past lives, their current life and their purpose. The Council also answers any questions they have.
There are other places on the other side that the individual can experience such as the body selection area, the place where they planned their current life, the library and even other planets. Usually they are guided by their Spirit Guide to go to places of benefit to them in their current life.
Unlike people experiencing an NDE, there is no reluctance in the LBL for the individual to return. The hypnotherapist ensures that the LBL is complete and the individual is ready to return before he or she is guided back to Planet Earth and the current life.
Anyone on the other side experiences a sense of timelessness. People who experience a NDE report that they lost all sense of time. This also happens in the LBL when the individual feels he has been away for minutes but is actually in the trance for hours. While in this state, the individual is fully focussed on what is emerging moment to moment, and in this sense, time does not exist.
There are many similarities between the Near Death Experience and a Life Between Lives Regression but there are some important differences.
The LBL is not associated with any physical trauma and is planned rather than spontaneous. The individual has the opportunity to have specific questions answered and explore selected places. The individual is guided by an experienced hypnotherapist from start to finish and only returns when he or she is ready.
Most people wonder about the answer to this question some time during their life. Some people feel certain life goes on after death. Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.
Much evidence of life after death exists. You just have to go looking with an open mind.Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.Others are sure that death is the end. And many just do not know.
Evidence supporting life after death comes from research into inexplicable experiences that individuals have. More and more people are reporting a phenomenon called After Death Communication (ADC). Another trend is reports by many people of having a Near Death Experience (NDE).
After Death Communication
Judy and Bill Guggenheim, the authors of the book, Hello from Heaven, spent seven years researching this question: “Is there life after death?” To answer it, they gathered evidence of after-death communication (ADC). An ADC occurs when an individual experiences spontaneous communication from a deceased friend or relative.
Contact can be received in a variety of ways. Some sense the loved one’s presence. A few hear their voice. Others feel their touch or experience a meaningful sign. A few smell an aroma that they associate with their late friend or relative.
People usually receive the contact while they are involved in mundane activities. They might be simply doing the dishes or driving. Many are half-awake or day-dreaming. Occasionally, an individual experiences the contact as some sort of warning but most people feel delighted and at peace. They sense their loved one is still around and okay.
Watch an interview on ABCs 20/20 with Bill and Judy Guggenheim below:
The After Death Communication Research Foundation (ADCRF) continues to gather people’s stories of their ADCs. Read recent accounts of ADCs by clicking here.
How many people experience an ADC? Bill Guggenheim estimates 20% of the American population. Earlier surveys also found a significant percentage of people have ADCs.
Percentage of people who report experiencing an ADC
In 1958, 50% of English widows sampled.
In 1971, 47% of Welsh widows sampled.
In 1975, 27% of Americans sampled.
In 1976, 31% of Icelanders sampled.
In 1977, 50% of Canadians sampled.
Near Death Experiences
NDE Dr Jeffrey Long, Jody Long and Paul Perry have researched 1,300 Near Death Experiences (NDEs). They were amazed at the consistency in these stories from people all over the world. Many of the people they interviewed knew nothing about the concept of Near Death Experiences before their life-threatening situation.
Dr Long claims that medical science fails to explain the consistency of these reports and the only plausible answer to the Near Death Experience is that people survive death and go on to experience other dimensions.
Dr Long and his colleagues have written a book that is based on their research called, Evidence of the Afterlife. It became a best seller after Dr Long appeared on NBC’s Today Show. You can see Dr Long’s interview below:
People who experience a NDE or an ADC usually are spontaneously convinced that humans survive death. Generally they feel reassured and at peace. They make an effort to live their lives meaningfully and are more loving and helpful.
But ultimately each of us needs to discover the truth for ourselves. Listening to the stories of people who have had NDEs and ADCs can help, however, nothing is as powerful as personal experience.
A Past Life Regression and a Life Between Lives Regression is a personal experience that goes beyond our normal physical life. These regressions take us into the realms that people who have NDEs describe. An experience of a Past Life Regression and a life Between Lives Regression can be another step to you being convinced that life doesn’t end at death.