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Hypnosis – Why Bother?

Your atoms and molecules shout with the joy of their own being; listen to them. Feel within their fleshy substance your own spirituality. ~Seth

Some folks believe that hypnosis doesn’t work. I find this altogether amusing. This is akin to believing that experience doesn’t work. If you don’t believe in the validity of experience as a guide and teacher then… wait… what?

If I go to the gym and exercise, then come home and determine I am not in shape, does this mean exercise doesn’t work? Self-hypnosis is like going to the gym – it requires self discipline and results may take a little longer. Going to a hypnotist is like hiring a personal trainer for your mind.

Hypnosis is exercise for self awareness. Like so much of life, the more you invest, the better the returns. However, even one trip to the gym nudges a gazillion physiological processes into operation. Some folks shift profoundly after just one hypnosis experience.

My passion is utilizing hypnosis to  support the expansion of awareness, opening the consciousness to bigger, multi-dimensional realities.

In clinical work, the following definition of hypnosis from the American Academy of Clinical Hypnotists is excellent:

Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. Because hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-hypnosis is the ultimate act of self-control.

Hypnosis is both expansion and focus – simultaneously.

Here is an example of how metaphysical hypnosis can help heal a common physical challenge.

A few years ago, I began exhibiting spring allergy symptoms. My parents have hay fever so I accepted this as inevitable. The first year, I took the recommended allergy pills and I found the side effects just as nasty as the allergy symptoms. I decided spring allergies were unacceptable. In my usual obsessive style, I researched every imaginable theory and method for alleviating seasonal allergies. Eventually I turned to hypnosis to decipher the message my body was sending me.

I brought my allergy issue to a Life Between Lives session. At one point while in deep trance, I noticed my daughter Lena present in my peripheral awareness. She had some information for me regarding my allergies.

Lena explained that SHE was the person for whom the allergies were intended but I had stepped in and taken them on – on her behalf. She thanked me for this kindness but explained it was pointless; I could not “save” her from unpleasant experiences. I offered to give them back but she laughed and said, “No, you have them now to remind you to not take on what is not yours. Once you integrate this, your allergies will no longer be required and they will fade away.”

For the next two years in spring, as I began to feel the onset of allergies, I focused on releasing my desire to “fix” things for my children – softening into the truth that they had matured beyond my responsibility to shield them from life. I also continued to support my healing process with nutritional interventions. Last year I noticed it was the end of May and still no allergies! They never manifested.

I know that should I stray from allowing the children to live freely and without unnecessary intervention, my body has a quick and effective system in place to remind me not to rescue them from the challenges of life.

Our awareness needs exercise and  challenges to thrive. Like every system of the body, it is designed to move and flow. When we neglect awareness, life force stagnates. Communication from our deepest selves is unheard and unheeded. The result is disability, impairment, infirmity. Hypnosis builds strength and develops flexibility in our perception and reception.

Are you listening to what you are telling yourself?




Life Between Lives

Nurturing Soul Therapy

Life Between Lives (LBL) is what you are doing when you are not in a body.  How is this not THE COOLEST THING you have ever heard of?! When I first read about LBL, it was as if I had made contact with an alien species, or discovered I could fly. This was THE most invigorating, exciting, hopeful and flat out wondrous magic I had ever encountered.

What we are doing when not in a body?! We DO stuff?

Yes. We learn and create and build and experiment and play. We travel and explore and assist others on their quests both in bodies and out. Consciousness evolves perpetually, regardless of where it is focused.

LBL sessions usually begin with a Past Life Regression.  You can read about one of those here or here or here. The sequence of events is roughly: go to a past life, go to the death experience of that life, process it and… what happens next is the Life Between Lives or Interlife. Once you have done this a time or two, the conscious mind learns the sequence and many folks have direct access while in hypnosis.

The mapping of the Interlife is well documented and surprisingly universal. It is a rich and varied landscape with many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Highlights include: meet and greet with a spirit guide, reuniting with your soul group, asking questions of your council, the hows and whys of body selection and my personal favourite, discovering what your particular area of study or work is.

At this juncture, I offer this disclaimer:

My map of the spirit world and ultimate reality is shaped and interpreted through my biology, my beliefs, my experiences and my higher self. I do not claim to know “how it is” or “what is truth.” Despite many commonalities, everyone should expect a unique and personal experience, just as they do in the physical dimension.

Infinite potential is the realm we are playing with in this work and absolutely everything is possible.

My first LBL session was one of the most intensely emotional and intriguing experiences of my life.  Only childbirth trumps it. For example, when I saw my husband in soul form, he was quite simply the most glorious and beautiful creature I had ever encountered. Ever since, the sensation of love and appreciation I feel in my body when I look at him in physical form has been super charged. This kind of thing is good for a marriage.

My keenest curiosity was around my studies or my work.  Souls start out in general study groups loosely organized according to interests, and as they evolve, they specialize. The work I found myself engaged in was unlike anything I had ever heard of or imagined; it was completely outside the framework of my understanding of consciousness, souls, or how the two might be in relation. Here is a partial transcript from my session, edited for clarity:

Me (incredulous): I am bonding consciousness to energy. That’s what I’m doing.  That is crazy.  Wow.  Okay.  So this is part of the process  of… Wow. This is part of the process of creating souls.  One tiny little part. This tending… this incubation… is part of the separation of the mass consciousness into individual consciousness.  And my purpose is to bond consciousness with a finite amount of energy. To create souls.  I am just one of many, many people in a long process. When these energies come to me, they are already a finite amount of energy — a defined energy. They are put into this chamber and then I use this… this Source energy to bond consciousness with THAT energy. Does that make any sense?  Even before the consciousness is bonded, the energies already have personalities.  The formation of this particular amount and type, even without consciousness, they are already defined.  It’s incredible! You’d think every glob coming out would be the same but they’re not. Each combination is utterly unique.  I have eight in various stages of this bonding.  It’s incredible work. It’s where energy becomes a soul, when consciousness bonds to it.  It’s beautiful. Wow.

From this I have gleaned that energy is simply energy (with its many vibrations and variations) until it merges with consciousness, forming a soul.  Source energy (or if you prefer, God) is the glue and/or catalyst for the integration.

So you tell me… does this work seem plausible? Likely? Possible? Are we all little elves in the workshop of creation? If you have experienced an LBL session, what was your work or area of study?

If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?


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The Downside to Asking God for Guidance or Why I Am Blogging.

In October of 2013, I volunteered as a client for hypnosis students practicing Life Between Lives exploration. The session included an opportunity to pose questions to my Council of Elders (more about Life Between Lives and councils in future posts.)

Me:  How can I best support my professional development as a hypnotist?
Council:   Every piece is in place except for self-discipline. You would benefit from a personal practice of self-hypnosis.
Me:  Isn’t there something else I could do???
Council:  Self-hypnosis for ten minutes each day.

You may not consider ten minutes a day such a big deal but I have both self discipline and authority issues — as in, “you can’t tell me what to do even if you ARE evolved and enlightened! I’m a grown woman, you’re not the boss of me!”

So… what was my brilliant and logical response to wise beings advising a ten minute per day self-hypnosis practice? Avoidance! Big Time. Five straight months of hard core Candy Crush flavoured avoidance.  Honestly, if I had practiced self-hypnosis for the amount of time I have spent crushing candy, I could be levitating by now.  The panic started around level 550, like a junkie approaching the end of her stash. I needed a new drug.

I found it in this Tah Riq parkour video and it was like adding gasoline to my inner pilot light. I was so inspired… so enlivenedso uplifted... that in less than an hour my new avoidance behaviour was born: blogging!

Recently I was having a spell of night terrors, a phenomenon I have experienced on and off over the years. I booked a session with a hypnosis friend, seeking higher guidance as to the purpose and possible resolution of my night terror experiences. The explanation offered is rather esoteric so stay with me here:

The descent into sleep is a conducive state for energy transmission. In response to my (unconscious) asking, I occasionally receive energy infusions during this vulnerable drifting-off-to-sleep time.  The difficulty arises because my conscious awareness is out of the loop. My conscious mind reacts to this influx of energy by creating fear, which in turn releases adrenaline, which triggers my night terrors.

I was further educated that the remedy for my night terrors is to train my conscious mind to stay relaxed while physically receiving high doses of energy.

Anybody want to guess what that training might look like?   The safe money is on ten minutes a day of self-hypnosis.

It is usual for me to ask about one or another of my kids in these sessions and this time I had a question about my son; no particular issue except that he is a twelve year old basement troll who lives on pizza, sugar and video games. Otherwise, he is awesomely healthy and funny and wonderful.  I asked the Universe how I might best serve my son’s highest good and in a classic “be careful what you ask for” response, THIS is the guidance God offered me:

a puppy

Talk about distractions!  Puppy love is the new drug around our house ♥.  Now I have a blog and a puppy but still no sign of a self-hypnosis practice.


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