Characteristics of the Subconscious Mind

Characteristics of the Subconscious
Thoughts shared by Dolores Cannon

During hypnosis a series of fascinating changes occur, both in the hypnotized client and the surrounding environment, once communication is established with the Subconscious mind.

The first observable change is a dramatic rise in the level of energy in the room, with those present often describing feelings of euphoria and intense excitement. Without exception, a feeling of both immense power and immense love is experienced by all in attendance.

Working with the Subconscious

The Subconscious knows everything there is to know about an individual and the life they are living now, so one of the first actions taken by the QHHT Practitioner is to ask the Subconscious the questions an individual has about their own life.

Obtaining this information on behalf of the individual is crucial to the healing aspect of the technique as it provides them with comfort, support and greater understanding in many different areas of their life. The Subconscious will only choose to share information that is appropriate at the time and information that will only be of benefit to the individual.

The explanation the Subconscious gives for why we experience disease will most certainly challenge the belief systems of many people in our current medical and scientific paradigms. As we move through this time of great change and transition, many people are indeed stretching their belief systems to incorporate new ideas and concepts by seeking out alternative information that mainstream science has either dispelled or ignored. Many long held paradigms of accepted thought are beginning to crumble and are slowly being replaced by concepts and ideas that can no longer be suppressed as a result of the Internet and instantaneous communication all over the world. In order to understand the Subconscious and this component of the QHHT technique, you will have to stretch your belief system to enable you to understand the following concepts in the context they are given.

This concept is extremely challenging to even consider at first and many will reject it as either illogical or irrational.

The myriad of advances in Quantum Physics over recent decades have triggered a snowballing body of evidence supporting the notion that the thoughts that we predominantly think dictate the reality we experience. In fact, a large body of scientific evidence now exists which proves that thought has a direct, measurable effect on physical matter. This is simple to understand when one considers that all matter is just energy vibrating at different frequencies. Thought is the projection of energy and we have evolved to a point where we have conscious control over our thoughts and what we think. The spoken words ‘I love you’ and ‘I hate you’ are the physical projects of thought energy. Now think about the effect those phrases have on the physical bodies of whom you may say them to.

The goal here is not to convince you of anything you are not ready to accept, nor is it to persuade you to reject anything you are not ready to disregard, it is simply to provide you with a platform upon which you can understand how Dolores’ QHHT technique works and how the results it achieves are possible.


Hypno2The Subconscious has the ability to identify any physical problem it detects within the body to the QHHT Practitioner and explain the causes for its presence, be it from the current life or a past life. The Subconscious is then asked if it is suitable for healing to occur, which, if it is, is done instantaneously with no medication, surgery or pain involved. Very often, simply understanding why a disease is present or why a particular emotion is being experienced is sufficient for it to be relieved and removed by the Subconscious.

Before detailing this list of what is possible in terms of healing, it must be stated that healing can only occur if an individual wants to be healed and if it does not interfere with the goals of their lifetime. We are infinite souls who have incarnated on Earth for our own individual experiences. The Subconscious of a blind person would not heal his sight if being blind was one of the key aspects of his life he agreed to experience. Nor would it heal a physical problem someone had created through the lack of care for their body if they had not yet learned the lesson to love and respect their body. It is very literal in its thinking. Are you beginning to understand the logic?

An example of a QHHT session

Frequently Asked Questions about QHHT are enclosed a link below


How to Raise your Vibration

How to Raise your Vibration raisevib1

Our vibrational measurement is a match to our overall state of being.  We are a ‘being’ that is made up of different energy levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Each of these levels has a vibrational frequency, which combine to create our overall vibrational signature.

Because everything is energy, then all things that surround us also have a vibrational frequency which has a measurement.   Vibrations operate at high and low frequencies, within us and around us.

The Law of Vibration is very real. Our energy frequency and vibration directly relates to our thoughts and surroundings. Additionally, our frequency rises or drops according to the frequency of the things and people which surround us. If something resonates at a stronger energetic frequency compared to ours, then that level of frequency can pull us in.

It is for this reason that we must become aware of what surrounds us, and manage our own vibrational frequency accordingly.   Our surrounding affects us in one way or another. Think of the energy within music, television programs, other people and differing environments.  How does it affect our own vibration, health and well being?  Our priority needs to be to surround ourselves with a high vibrating environment.  Having opposing energy that is strong will only tire us out as we attempt to maintain our own.

When two sound frequencies come together, the lower one rises to meet the higher. We call this the principle of resonance. A practical example is when a piano is tuned.  A tuning fork is struck and brought close to the piano string that carries the identical musical tone. The string then raises its vibration automatically and adjusts itself to the same rate at which the fork is vibrating. It can be the same with us.  If we walk into our work environment and the people there have low morale or feel unappreciated, it will be a challenge for us to maintain our own self-worth and optimism because there is strength in numbers.  That’s why we yearn for like-minded people who can support our desire to be vibrating higher.  It feels better for us on all levels.

Some methods that we can use to raise our own vibrations are as follows:

Become conscious of your thoughts.
thoughts2Everything you think, say or feel, if focused on long enough, will eventually become your reality. Desiring to be in a higher vibration means that we must learn to how to manage our own thoughts in every moment. This becomes easier when realize that the thoughts which come to us, are not always ours. In other words… “you are not your thoughts”. More than likely they are an old belief system that has been downloaded earlier in our life without our permission.  Learning to discern what is ours will assist us to bring our thoughts to a higher level.

Easier said than done in the face of life’s challenges, right? Even so – the next time a negative thought shows up in our head, take the time to acknowledge it, thank it for showing up, and then replace it with a better thought that still resonates.  There are many ways to do this.  It just takes practice.

Recognize that we have Choice.
Our past does not dictate the choices and decisions we make today. There are times when we chose to be a victim of circumstance, family upbringing or trauma. As humans, we all experience misfortunes.   As a result, we can choose to make better choices and decisions which alter our future path and raise our vibration.

When we stay in the state of feeling sorry for our self, we close our eyes to great opportunities that will inevitably arise as a result of our experience.  We know that the Universe wastes nothing.  That includes every misfortune.  When we take responsibility for how we want to feel in any given moment, we become available for the blessings and the purpose behind all events.  Surrendering is the mystical paradox that gives us back some control within our life.

Realize your ability to transcend limitation.
We are beings of vibrating energy; created from the same energy that our Divine Creator is.  As creators ourselves, we are here to learn how to direct our energy to where we want it go, not where we don’t want it to go. It is easier to identify in the moment of frustration, what we don’t want.  And yet this is only the starting point for us to identify where we do want to go.  Experiencing a preference through negative emotion is the way that we put ourselves back onto our journey with us being the driver, not the passenger.

Seek out beauty and appreciate it.
naturalbeauty2It is easy to become engulfed in day to day worries that seem to have importance.  Even so beauty abundantly surrounds us, and it only requires our focus to have our world appear much differently. Taking the time to “stop and smell the roses” is the way to become aware that focus and intention is everything.  Stand in the sunlight, watch a sunset, observe a newborn baby or spend time with your beloved pet.  So many things are in place already that we are missing because our focus is somewhere else.

Allow Expression to be Inspired.
inspired1When we express from a place of gratitude, it swings our vibrational frequency into a higher state. When our focus is on all that is going well, we identify what is already abundant in our life.  Expression can be Inspiring when we chose our own way to express.  Perhaps we love to write, or paint.  Another likes to be in movement through yoga or dance.  Make your personal expression inspirational, and know that being thankful, raises our vibration.

Nurture the body with High Vibrating food
healthyfood1Food that is alive has a high vibrating life force which interacts easily with our own bodies to bring healing and regeneration into our cells.  Feel the high vibrations disseminate throughout our body and additionally, let us listen to what our bodies want and need. Having the intention to be loving towards our bodies brings the desire take care and feed our bodies with care and consciousness.


Water, water, water
hydrate1Ensuring that we replace water within us constantly allows us to function at our very best.  Our bodies are made mostly of water.  It is easy to become out of balance when we don’t hydrate sufficiently.  We use water to release toxins from ourselves during every moment and in many ways.  Breathing, sweating and excreting our waste material.  We need to drink plenty of water (filtered is best) to assist our body to flush out toxicity and assist in regulating all systems. Toxicity or blocking the release of anything has a marked impact on our vibration. With all the distractions available like coffee, juice and carbonated beverages, it is easy for us to forget to replenish our bodies optimally through water.

Practice bringing your Brain waves into Alpha state 
Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and breath in and out. The daily grind consists of rushing from one event to another, and scattering our energy along the way.  This often leaves us in a state of stress or anxiety.  Meditation, visualization or any active trance activity can help us to calm our spirit and place ourselves in a state of contemplation and peace.  Even 10 minutes twice a day can make all the difference.  Upon waking and going into the sleep state are two natural times to focus on maintaining the Alpha State.

Clear your mental chaos regularly.
Meditation is one way in which your mind removes worry, desire, and thought. There are many other ways.  Journal regularly to empty out what is bouncing around inside.  Find a counsellor or mentor who will listen as you empty out thoughts that abound and refuse to leave.  Resisting thoughts is what in fact keeps them coming.  Devote a time to having the thoughts arise in order to let them go, and make that technique personal to you.

Relax your nervous system through Breath.
Diaphragmatic breathing allows you to find a calm vibration, which raises your vibrational frequency as a whole. Learning to bring our breath into awareness and allowing the breath to be long and deep will have a direct effect upon our entire nervous system.  It immediately sends messages to the brain to allow us to be more constantly in the state of tranquility and calm.

Notice all Successes
Each and every day, we do things that are successful.  Often we don’t count that as we summarize our days.  Then we miss out on viewing our own awesome-ness as a being who lives in a pretty complex world.  Perhaps at the end of the day, we might write out a list of things that we succeeded at during the day.  They can be simple things like, “I maintained my composure during a frustrating moment”.  If you didn’t then make that a success too.  “I did a good job of losing it today”.  Being kind to yourself and noticing little successes builds a caring relationship between you and you.  This is a beautiful exercise that allows us to see many wonderful qualities about ourselves.  It also allows us to see how rich our life experience is.

Practice Random acts of kindness.
Giving to someone else shifts our focus from ourselves to another.  It builds in an observer that informs us that others are struggling too, and that we are never alone.  We have an energetic chord that connects us to all others.  Acts of kindness are best when they are simple, natural and spontaneous.  And yet that will require some paying attention.  Set the intention to look at people in the eyes today and gift them a welcoming smile.  Perhaps wish another a wonderful day.  When meeting people, notice something that is complimentary, and tell them so that they are distracted from their own worries and delighted by the compliment.  Watch for simple ways to assist another who may have an easier moment with your gesture.  Hold a door open for another, let a car in at an intersection or offer to help someone who is carrying something too heavy.  This is a great way to put ourselves in an aware and high vibrating state.

Move the Body.
All thoughts and emotions have a vibration, and if they are low vibrating, they need to move out of our bodies to be released.  Staying in one spot builds congestion, even of thoughts and emotions.  Moving the body through dance, walking, running or any activity that moves us, allows all vibration to shift.  The happier we feel as we move, the more happy experiences we are apt to draw to ourselves.

Be the guardian of your own gate.
What you let into your energetic field is up to you.  Often we are not aware of our own power to control what we let in.  We begin our day with negative news, we end our day watching or listening to things that are not uplifting, and we soon wonder why we can’t ramp up within us a better feeling.  Our vibration raises or drops according to the strongest energy frequency within our proximity. If the frequency of someone is higher than yours, then it feels good, and we move to feeling better.  If someone is constantly negative, it is a lower vibration and unless we are aware of being the guardian of our own gate, we can be swept into a vibrational frequency that pulls us down.

Find reasons to laugh.

laughter1Laughter, as you know, is an energetic activity and is extremely contagious. It can raise your heart rate and lead to an increase in vibrational frequency. There are times we smiling or laughter feels illusive.  Even so, even practising smiling sends chemical signals to the brain to shift and change our vibration to a higher state.  Have a support system which can bring you to laughter easily.  Perhaps it is a special humorous friend that always makes you laugh no matter how you feel.  Or a television show that you can relate to with laughter.  There is so much available to us, if we focus our intention to what we want, or how we want to feel.  It is all about our focus.


Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow and Starseed Individuals

Indigo, Crystal, Rainbow and Starseed Individuals

By Laura Luz

We find ourselves at a very curious time.  We observe around us the chaos and dismantling of many systems which clearly demonstrate they are “no longer working”.  Let’s face it! Politics is dishonest, the medical system encourages us to be numb and unaware, the school system neglects to teach children the whole truth and religion separates people instead of uniting them.  Humanity has never needed more assistance in all of history than this very crucial moment.

There are children that have been born into our world over the last 5 decades who possess seeds of knowledge within them to potentially solve all of our planet’s current dilemmas.  Why are they coming in? Because our reality lives by the law of Free Will, which allows all men to make choices of their own volition.  Choices made by mankind have rendered the outcome of our beautiful blue planet as questionable.  The advanced qualities and behaviors of the Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow individuals are influencing humanity from the “inside” and bringing through with their presence, more than a hope for positive changes and a new Earth.  These energies have been revealing themselves more recently with the fast paced development of technology which has been informing to most humans. These children have specific energetic signatures and personalities that I will identify in the following paragraphs.


Indigo Energy

Indigos began their decent upon our planet shortly after World War Two.  There were some Indigo scouts who appeared a little before, but a dramatic influx of births ensued post WWII which included the Indigo population.  These children were extremely challenging for parents and mainstream teachers within the education system.  Indigo children possess a sense of entitlement and confidence that can be daunting. They are born with an acute sense about who is truthful, who is lying and when they are being manipulated.  If they are merely being tolerated, they know that too. They have powerful personalities, which straightforwardly express what is on their mind, and are often interpreted by the adults in their lives as “disrespectful or combative”.  Even so, the Indigo individual simply states things as they see them, which is often “bang-on” yet not pretty. Their archetype is “warrior energy” and they challenge authorities continually.

Their role upon the Earth continues to be Change Agents focused on destroying the old paradigm of leadership and re-creating systems that serve humanity more effectively.  They are destined to change and affect government, education and our legal systems, which presently lack integrity.  Indigos tend to be kinesthetic learners, who are able to multi-task effortlessly.  In other words, they get bored easily and are movers and shakers.

Crystal Energy

indigo2Crystal individuals have a softer energy.  They are sensitive and often attempt to be invisible because they don’t feel like they belong in this hostile reality.  They are known as “peacemakers” and are natural examples towards showing love, forgiveness and generosity to others.  Because of their sensitivity, they can often feel overwhelmed by the energy of others. Especially large groups of people.  Many are telepathic and are regularly downloaded with so much data about others who come close within their energy field or focus.  Crystals have a challenge around deciphering what emotions and thoughts are theirs, and which belong to others.  Once they learn to manage their sensitivity then they become aware that they are innately gifted and have the potential to affect many others with their naturally uplifting demeanor.  Crystals have very open hearts, yet struggle with confidence and limit setting. A strength of Crystal individuals is their ability to be intimate and connecting.  Their challenge is living in a reality where people hide from intimacy and prefer interacting on a superficial level.  Many Crystals are medicated by their parents early in their teens because “feeling so much is painful”.  Medication creates a buffer from their pain, however the requisite to learn emotional management is negated.

When Crystals learn how to love themselves and commit to being visible, they are a powerful force. They have an intuitive understanding of high spiritual wisdom, healing through energy, and anchoring peace and calm in places of frenetic chaos.

Crystal individuals are presently bringing through the Rainbow children into our world.

Rainbow Energy

indigo5I have seen some wonderful examples of Rainbow children recently.  These are children who have such confidence and love within them, and carry no wounded-ness or karma. They come into our existence with talents that are phenomenal, and they show no signs of anxiety or distress around sharing their specific talents with the world.  Their particular talent is their way of expression, which includes methods for humanity to transcend the old paradigms that are not working. They are examples of bringing to this reality, our highest potential and are examples of showing all others what human’s are capable of achieving.  Their achievements are seem-less and with little effort because they innately utilise the Universal laws to create and manifest.   They also bring into their families much joy and harmony.

These children are gifted with coming through at least one parent who is conscious and often with a make-up of Crystal energy.  As a result, they are encouraged to be all that they are and to neither hide nor adapt to social norms.  Their childhood is supported with high concepts being taught to them, even though they may be born into a chaotic environment, or within countries of poverty or political distress. They have tremendous resilience and can recover from extreme states of negative events or surrounding negative emotions quickly.  They are natural healers, channelers, and hold the seeds within them to build a New Earth comprised of peace, collaboration, creativity and community.  Their role of influence is vast so often they become known by their communities early within their lives.  Their unique talents and gifts are heralded to a global level easily through the expansive media and technology.

Starseed Individuals

indigo6One of the clearest identifiers of Starseed individuals is their realisation very early in life that this Earth is not their home.  They often gaze up into the cosmos with a heavy yearning because they recognise that this reality is far from being in alignment  with their natural home, which is filled with love, cooperation and service to others.  Much of their dream-life, during their deep sleep is spent in other realms assisting others in need.

Starseed individuals have durations within their lifetimes where they find it difficult to stay upon Earth within the reality of form.  They express and display behaviors that may be considered suicidal at times, and yet they understand that life in a body is a privilege and a time for quantum growth. The energy that the Starseed wields is often not grounded enough in their bodies,  and their natural response to the hostility of Earth is to be in constant  “fight and flight” mode.  They have fearful responses to competition and have little or no interest to drama such as political forums, sports events or reality TV.

Starseed come from a galactic family which is far more advanced than the mass consciousness that exists on Earth.  They carry wisdom that exceeds most, and yet because of the veil of forgetfulness, they translate their “not fitting in” with “having no place to belong”.  The ego-personality part of them that is developed in the same manner of all humans lacks healthy self-confidence and often a positive mentor who can supply guidance within their life-plan.

Starseed come into Earth’s existence as volunteers in order to affect and guide the mass consciousness towards service and upliftment.

As readers who identify the energy of themselves or others within this article, these qualities are shared loosely with no intention to box individuals into certain categories.  When we learn about our natures, and understand ourselves more deeply, then we can view all of our qualities as gifts instead of defects or curses.  It is too easy for the Ego part of us to make us feel like we don’t belong, or that there is something wrong with us.  Keeping us small is Ego’s tactic to keep us protective of ourselves and out of the way of harm though risky behavior.

May we use this information for a clearer view of self, which may lead us to self empowerment and self-love.

Some Common Questions about QHHT Sessions

I have enjoyed being a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Treatment (QHHT) Practitioner now for a few years.  As the facilitator and observer of my clients, I have been surprised and pleased repeatedly.

Most clients are not readily accessible to how magnificent they are when they first walk into my office.  They are often confused and stuck within their human existence.  Yet when we enter the deepest levels of hypnosis… and the communication occurs with the Highest Self within them, then magic happens.  Questions are answered, bodies experience infusions of regenerating energy and clients walk away from my office with a sense of clarity… knowing… and most of all, self-empowerment.

I have collected some commonly asked questions that new clients ask.  Please feel free to contact me with more questions at

What is Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy (QHHT)?
Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy is a safe, integrated regression process that takes you into the deepest levels of your consciousness where you will find strong, compassionate and appropriate support and understanding for your life’s difficulties. The most wonderful thing about QHHT is that it is one’s true self that is in control of the process. You’ll find more QHHT information here

What does a QHHT session look like?
Make a list of questions that you want answers to before the session. These questions can range from the mundane to Life’s big questions. Frequently asked questions are: What is my life’s purpose; am I on the right path? Why do I have this health/relationship/financial/family issue? During the session you will be laying down comfortably while the practitioner is sitting on a chair nearby. She will guide you to a state of consciousness where you will have access to the information that is most appropriate for you to receive. This can be a past lifetime, the past of this current lifetime, or lives spent in non-human bodies, on different planets or dimensions. After this exploration your Higher Self is brought forward and you will receive answers to your questions and often receive profound healings. You will get a recording of the session.

Will I remember anything?
Some people seem to remember bits and pieces, but rarely the entire experience. The audio of your session will be recorded and you will be given a CD of your process to take home so you can listen to it and digest it fully at your convenience. Reviewing your process and gaining the wisdom and insights from it is just as important, if not more so, as experiencing it.

Will I lose control of what I say or do during a session?
No, your Higher Self mind will never act against your best interests or values. Although you will be in such a deep and relaxed state that may cloud your memory and conscious interaction at times. It will never say or do anything that will leave you exposed or vulnerable. So, in this sense you are totally in control.

If your conscious mind was concerned, at worst you would not be able to go into a state of hypnosis to begin with, or you may regain full consciousness and so interrupt the session. It is important to note here that you will also have the opportunity during the interview process to get to know your hypnotherapist, to address any concerns and to learn about the high level of integrity and respect that is a vital part of the QHHT process.

What can QHHT do for me?
It can explain current difficulties and challenges and help you to find appropriate solutions. It can find the cause of runaway and unexplained emotions, anxieties and fears that overwhelm you. It can help you understand why you are experiencing difficult relationships and to bring them to some resolution. QHHT can explain your attraction or dislike for people, objects or places. It will help you find lost items and even lost time.

QHHT can help you find gifts and abilities that you have had in the past so you can take advantage of them today. It can also help you overcome physical challenges if it is appropriate. If not, you will certainly gain clear understanding of them. QHHT can help you find relief from ailments that are often considered psychosomatic including depression, addictions, anxieties and phobias. It most often helps you find your life purpose and direction.

What is Past Life Regression?
Past Life Regression is the first component of the QHHT technique and involves you being regressed and guided through an appropriate past life. The Higher Self-selects which past life is to be shown, and the QHHT practitioner gently guides you through the important segments of that life, meanwhile determining the time period, social setting, etc. The chosen past life is always relevant to your current life. It is not uncommon for multiple past lives to be shown during a single session.

What is the Higher Self?
This part of yourself – knows all. It is much more complex than the subconscious generally dealt with in hypnosis and referred to in psychology. It is not just a repository of problems and difficulties, but additionally is an immense resource of wisdom, intelligent insight and knowing that can bring real meaning, fulfilment and purpose to your life. Your Higher Self can answer any question you have. It knows everything there is to know about you and the life you are living now. Obtaining this information on your behalf is crucial to the healing aspect of the technique as it provides you with comfort, support and greater understanding in many different areas of your life. The Higher Self will only choose to share information that is appropriate at the time and information that will only be of benefit to you.

Will it make a difference if I don’t believe in past lives or reincarnation?
No. Beliefs are not necessary to the Higher Self. Whatever your questions, it is still the source of all answers and will help you in ways that will surprise you. The innate drive of our minds, especially our deeper subconscious minds, is to help us reach balance, fulfillment, understanding and happiness.

Is hypnotherapy safe?
Completely! Hypnosis is a non-intrusive therapy where YOU are always in control. There are many myths surrounding hypnosis, including the ideas that people in a hypnotic state may act against their will or reveal private information. These scenarios, often portrayed in books or movies, are fabrications meant merely for entertainment. In truth, the hypnotic state is more like a vivid daydream, where you remain in control. Morals and ethics remain intact, as does your sense of privacy.

Gentle and safe, hypnosis was approved by the American Medical Association in 1958 as an effective therapy. Best of all, hypnosis is non-invasive and has no side effects. Most people are not aware that they actually undergo hypnosis every day. The trance-like feelings you experience while reading a book, watching a movie, or daydreaming are all hypnotic states characterized by focused attention.

How many sessions do I need?
Because QHHT is such an in-depth process, most people only need one session. More sessions could be added if you like. If so, I can prepare you to access a desired state of relaxation quickly, thereby shortening the follow-up session considerably. I also give a generous discount for follow-up sessions, since they are shorter in length.

What is the best way to approach my QHHT session?
Approach it with an open mind and the curiosity of a child, with zero expectations. Like anything, as soon as you remove any expectations from a pending experience it has the opportunity to pleasantly surprise you as it unfolds.

Can I bring someone with me?
Even though you may feel the need for some support, deeply personal information could be forthcoming during the session that you may not want to share. This is a very private, personal and confidential process with relevance only to you, your circumstances and your life. It is only out of great respect for you that I refuse anyone else in the session room. Any sharing can be made by you once you have listened to your recording and decided what you feel is safe and appropriate to share.

* QHHT is intended for personal self-exploration and information only, and is not, in any way meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical or psychiatric conditions, nor replace care provided by a licensed health care practitioner. 

Identifying your Intuitive Strengths

Identifying your Intuitive Strengths
By Laura Luz

Intuition1When we first enter the world, we make sense of our surroundings through a number of ways. Being in a human body within a three dimensional existence has us using our five physical senses to relay messages about what is occurring within our environment and outside of our energetic field. For example, when we put our hand out a window, we can feel a cold wind, or sense how muggy it is outside. That information will be useful when we decide to go from inside to outside. Receiving data about our environment as a human comes through sight, sound, touch, taste and smell; and we continue to survive on this planet through using these five senses wisely.

Have you ever noticed that when you put something in your mouth that won’t do well with your digestive system, that your smell and taste give you indicators that this may not end well? When ever I hear a horror story about food gone bad, and someone experiencing the ravages of intestinal chaos, they invariably know “what it was” that created all the upheaval within their system. Additionally, they tend to never want to eat it again in the future. This is a mechanism to keep us thriving on the planet so that we have a future. We learn to give credibility to what our five senses are telling us, and we learn to trust them.

spchild1So what about our intuitive senses which are not as visible as our human senses? A young child who has newly learned to speak, happily tells their parents that within the night, they played and conversed with Grandma. The child is open and joyful about this declaration. Parents may look at one another with surprise because who the child is referring to, died before the child’s birth. They may tell the child that it was just a dream, or that it really didn’t happen because the doors and windows are locked tight, so no one comes into the house. The child then begins to doubt their own sense of truth because in their mind, the parents know best. Pretty soon the child stops sharing about any intuitive events they experience regularly.

When the child is introduced to the school system or a religious culture they encounter a clear bias about how to think and analyze their surroundings. Further to that, the longer the child is exposed to society’s systems, the more the child recognizes that the left-brain way of thinking is valued, because it is backed by evidence. Alternately, right-brain intuiting occurs from within, and there is no exterior evidence when engaging the intuitive senses. When left-brain society overpowers the child’s experiences, their intuitive ways decline and eventually fall to the wayside.   Intuition, like all our senses needs to be practiced and exercised. When not used regularly, intuition becomes less familiar and we are not confident when engaging with it. Some children have even experienced being medicated into submission if their intuitive abilities caused problems with coping or fitting into mainstream systems.

For many, there is an eventual awakening that occurs; a realization or remembrance that we are much more than a mortal body with a personality and thoughts. Scientists concur that we are all made of energy, and have layers to our make up wherein each layer vibrates at different vibrational frequencies. Our physical layer is the most dense and slowest frequency. It vibrates at a low enough frequency that we maintain a form that can be seen and touched by one another.

layers1Our Thought-patterns are the next layer, and vibrate at a higher frequency which is presently undetectable to human sight although is somewhat detectable through bio-feedback technology. Even as I say that thoughts are not seen, I do so with reservation, because as we develop our intuition, we are able to sense thought patterns and know if someone’s thoughts are positive or negative by tapping into the energy field surrounding the thinker. The indicating energy is called Emotion; (E-motion, known as Energy in motion). The Emotional layer is what motivates our thoughts into action, or in other words is manifested physically in some way. This Emotional layer vibrates even higher still.

In the simplest terms, our Soul energy is the highest vibration within our earthly dimension, and is known by many terms. One’s Life-force, Vital force, Spirit or Psyche is what brings animation to the temporary physical body that we have in our reality. When our life ends, it is only the physical layer that we leave behind. All the other layers are connected to the Soul. Consciousness exists within the tapestry of the Soul, and has been neatly categorized for human understanding into three areas; the Subconscious, Conscious and Higher conscious minds.

Intuitive sensing is also neatly categorized for easy understanding. Most of us, despite our confusing upbringing, find ourselves using intuitive sensing in various ways. The term “gut instinct” has credible value within the business world and gives us permission to use our intuition. The term refers to using our reptilian or “old brain” which was utilized for self-preservation within early or primitive human development.

Claircognizance1Claircognizance is the intuitive sense that we all experience, yet is least understood. It literally means, “clear knowing”. It shows up when we experience something as truth without knowing how. We make many decisions each day on whether we trust someone, or if information is a fit for us through this sense. Often it is our initial sense, that may get over-ridden by our conscious mind because the conscious mind is ruled by the ego-mind and is all about fitting in, looking good and getting ahead. When we become more awake and aware, we tend to use our Claircognizance to shift and change how we view truth(s). Through its use, we develop an understanding that truth changes as we evolve, and more than one truth can co-exist and be observed at once.

Clairvoyance1Clairvoyance is the next most known Intuitive sense, which means “Clear vision”. Images, impressions, metaphors or symbols come through to the receiver whether their eyes are closed or open. Flashes of information come in a manner that is seen, hence the ancient known term “Seer” which is used to identify those who have more mastery over this intuitive strength. Visuals include colors, lights, auras, scenes like a small movie, seeing ghosts, spirits, spirit-guides and much more. This particular intuitive gift is the most sensationalized, intriguing and most sought after by human beings.

Clairaudience1Clairaudience refers to psychic hearing and is often connected to how someone who channels receives information. It is the receiving of messages in thought form from another frequency or realm. It has been described commonly as “the still small voice” or “the little voice in our head”. Others who have experienced crisis, have heard messages firmly directed to them, such as “Stop!” or “Don’t go this way” which proved to keep them safe when reflected upon after the event. I remember a time when I was travelling alone, and through a fluky weather encumbrance, I ended up staying at a sleazy motel in an unfamiliar city. The highway exit I needed to take was flooded, and I had to wait until it was clear to reach my destination. I felt uneasy as I drifted to sleep, remaining dressed in my driving clothes. Around 3.00am I heard a loud voice wake me up which said “Get up! It’s time to go”. I did not question it, and was up and out within minutes. Our Spirit Team of unseen family often relay messages through Clairaudience.

Clairscentient1Clairsentience is the ability to feel within one’s own body – sensations of energy around them. Have you ever walked into a room, and without anyone saying anything, you know there has been an argument? Or when house shopping, has one home felt “happier” than another? Do you pick up sadness in areas where tragedy has occurred? I have heard stories from those who visited the most devastated parts of war-torn Europe and have acutely experienced a myriad of negative emotions as a result of standing in the places where others experienced excruciating situations and emotions within the wartimes. These recognitions are examples of this uncanny yet valuable sense. Through clairsentience, one also feels the existence of ghosts who choose to stay in the realms close to three-dimensional Earth because they are connected to certain people or places. Learning how to manage clairsentience is a challenge for very sensitive individuals who must learn to discern which energy does not belong to them, so they don’t take on emotions that are not theirs.

smell1Clairgustance (Taste) and Clairolfaction (smell) are two senses that we don’t use regularly since the fast-tracked development of modern technology. When it comes to the intake of food, we instead refer to the expiration dates on packaging, and trust that they are accurate. The make up of chemical substances in scented toiletries has especially impaired our ability to sense healthy smells. For those who are awakening to the value and development of their intuitive gifts, these two particular “clairs” often bring memories or assurances from family members who have crossed over into spirit. For example, the taste of fresh apple pie can bring intimate warm memories of visits to Grandmother’s house, or the smell of a familiar smoking pipe can indicate that a loved one has come to visit and wants you to know of their presence.

All of us are born with intuitive gifts and abilities. Individually, we possess some that are easier for us to use than others. Take some time to recognize the easy ones as your default intuitive strengths. Then you can set the intention to consciously follow up with some practical exercises in order to strengthen the others and balance out all of your intuitive abilities.

Laura Luz is a Therapist, Intuitive Guide, Spiritual Director and Wisdom Teacher. She uses various intuitive methods which assist anyone who is pursuing either personal healing or an awakened sense of their spiritual path.  Readers have permission to use this blog submission through printing or re-posting given that all information, including the authors name and contact information is included.


Expressing Love – Is your message getting through?

ListeningIt is never surprising when a client or friend describes that they are “not feeling loved” by someone important in their life. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 languages of Love shares that when this feeling emerges regularly with someone who is within our close intimate circle, it is usually an indication that the manner of showing love between the two participants is vastly different; thus, they are not effectively communicating with one another.

Every one of us has one or two default or “go-to” strategies, which may not be a match for the other person. So the challenge is to recognize how we express love, and to practice all the other ways of showing love so that our messages can get across with no interference.

And for the ones who are on the receiving end of loving messages, we may not have realized how consistent a member of our inner circle has been, because we don’t recognize their particular language or method of expression. The whole world opens up when we become observing of the many styles that others show creatively around expressing Love.

wordsWords is the first method. Do you recognize those people who send you notes, cards or emails, which are uplifting and considerate? These are people who find ways to elevate you, shower compliments and remind you of what you are good at. They tend to be very good listeners and are able to share insights that are thought provoking and caring in regard to what you just shared. Their gift is to shine their observant light upon you while using words of precision to describe your very unique magnificence. Often these individuals partner this method with the Quality time method shared later. They seem to be able to find time and the perfect words for you when you most need them. Chapman descibes that “this language uses words to affirm other people”.

Acts of Service is the second method. These are individuals who show their love and affection by “doing things” which are helpful. I find this language can be under-rated and can often go un-noticed. Acts of service can include doing the mundane things that are essential to a smooth household, workplace or event. Are we aware of our loved ones who drive us around, do errands for us, makeActs our environments more orderly, make sure we have something to eat or make sure your car is well maintained? Often these individuals find the first method “expression through words”, a real challenge. They are less comfortable with words and are often shy or less nimble with any kind of verbal expression. Even so, they are willing to allow their many deeds to express how important you are to them; how much they care fore you. Their belief around showing love is “Actions speak louder than words.”

 Giving Gifts is the third method. Have you ever been angry with someone, and then with astonishment find a gift on your bed from them which seems completely random? When we show giftsintensity of emotion within the vicinity of this loved one (emotions such as sadness, disappointment, anger or loss), this individual feels overwhelmed with how to respond effectively, so will express their love through a gift of some kind which they think will help you to feel better. I have been on both sides of this equation. Receiving a gift feels perplexing in the face of such intensity of emotion. Further to that, I have also found myself feeling utterly helpless in the face of tragedy or unfathomable loss and instead of owning my helplessness; I might default into an Act of Service, or a Gift-giving mode. This mode of showing love is what the giver believes “will make the other person feel most loved” by this gesture of gifting.  

 Quality Time is the forth language of love. In a busy world where we travel, use technology and find ourselves immersed in work or school assignments, it is easy to take our loved ones for granted, and put the quality time we should be spending with another on the back burner. The interesting thing about this method is that having lengthy durations of quality time are not really necessary. Rather, it’s the regular and committed times with another, that counts; where technology is shut off, and intimacyTime becomes the primary focus. This sends a clear and unmistakable message of “I love you” to another. This is key especially for career driven parents, as your children will only remember your intimate experiences together, and not the extra money you brought in by working overtime. Intimacy between two people can evaporate with so many distractions in this world. So making a point to schedule time together regularly will not only preserve the relationship, but also send the message to the loved one that “you really matter to me”. This message is all about “giving the other person your undivided attention”.

Physical Touch and intimate proximity is the fifth expression of love. I recall a client who sadly shared that their parents never held their hand, but instead placed their hand behind the child’s neck or upper back in order to push them along. Spouses who have been together for many years, and are raising children as a team often forget to touch one another with tenderness during their every day activities. Our bodies are made to respond pleasurably to touch and also to yearn for touch. However touch has become something which many have become cautious about. Even so, there are times when nothing except being held or cuddled will allow us to feel comforted. Notice what happens when you extend your touch to a loved one. Perhaps you haven’t had the nerve or the thought to be touch-conscious until now. Stroke a cheek… or brush a hand along someone’s hair astouch2 you pass by. Maybe pat someone’s hand or offer your arm to walk with another across the street. This may seem to be a stretch for some, but becoming more comfortable with touch allows us to really feel the unity connection with others. There is a reason why our pets have become so important to some. No one analyzes our need to touch, snuggle and stroke them. Consider this realization for our human loved ones also. “Nothing speaks more deeply than appropriate touch”.

Chapman extends his concepts of 5 languages or methods of expression to a subsequent book called “The language of Apologies”, which is also very interesting and informative. Apologies are another topic that as humans, we find challenging.


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The Power of Healing Touch

PowerTouch Recently I have been introducing Healing Touch to students through evening courses so it makes sense that I have been reading a great deal about it. What a beautiful modality of caring which we are able to share with one another during some challenging and painful situations within our lives.

I find that “touch” has become a word, which brings immediate caution and prudence to many individuals. For example earlier in my life, while caring for young children who were not my own, I was directed by my employing system to refrain from touching, hugging or getting close within their personal space. This was because the children came to me with no file information so we were not aware of how touch and proximity may trigger a child into a traumatic past event. And yet ironically, we also have valid research indicating without human touch, infants will inevitably turn their faces to the wall and allow themselves to drift into death. Being within a physical body for our lifetime is such a privilege because we can experience the comfort and euphoria of touching and being touched by one another. It is a natural and healthy yearning. Intentional touch can be an expression of love, caring and compassion and has been an aid in healing throughout ancient history in places such as India, Tibet, China, Egypt and Chaldea.

HugChildWe are aware that our instinctive reaction to physical injury is to touch or hold the painful area of either ourselves or a loved one who gets hurt. When a child we love falls and hurts themselves we “rub it better” or hold our hand upon the injury while we hug the child. When pain is internal, we use touch to comfort ourselves and offer solace to others. For example, when we have a stomach ache, we often lay down, and place our hands upon our solar plexus for comfort and healing.

The formal name of Healing Touch is considered an “energy therapy” which uses gentle hand techniques to help re-pattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Healing Touch is based on the principle that human beings are fields of energy that are in constant interaction with others and with one’s surroundings. The goal of Healing Touch is to purposefully use the energetic interaction between the practitioner and the receiver to restore harmony to the patient’s energy system.

Author and practitioner Dawn Nelson in her book From the Heart through the Hands; The Power of Touch in Caregiving (2001, 2006)  connects her interest of The Healing Power of Touch back to her first year in life. Her young mother was frightened and overwhelmed when Dawn’s father left for Europe’s war zone. Dawn as an infant was left in her crib within a darkened room for three days and three nights. She was cold, wet hungry and untouched. Her mother never returned. When rescued, she was hospitalized for dehydration and eventually released to be raised by her father’s parents. Within their care, Dawn learned about and experienced the gentle and nurturing power of touch.

ComTouch1Dawn used healing touch with hospice patients and facility-residents and from there she created and launched the Compassionate Touch Program ®, specifically for confined elderly and ill in care facility and home settings. She shares, “I was excited and enthusiastic about making skilled touch available to those who were too old, too weak or too ill to seek out such treatment. I was eager to do something to help enhance the quality of life for those who were isolated, alone, frightened and confused”.

Further to this, Dawn described Compassionate Touch as emanating from the heart first, through intention, and then allowing the heart energy to move through the hands.

“We ignite the flame of compassion in our hearts, allowing it to warm, inform and flow into our hands. In reaching out to another the touch that originates in the heart of the giver has the potential to connect with more than the physical form of the receiver. It has the power to connect two souls in a mutual recognition of their shared humanity and their yearning to be healed”  

 EnergyTouch1Therapeutic Touch ** is another term that describes a healing way to touch. Within this particular process, therapists place their hands on or near their patient’s body with the intention to help or heal. In doing so, therapists focus their thoughts and intentions so they consciously direct or modulate an individual’s energies by interacting with their energy field. The focus is on balancing the energies of the total person and stimulating the body’s own natural healing ability rather than on the treatment of specific physical diseases.

Therapeutic Touch is based on the following assumptions:

  • The human being is an open energy system composed of layers of energy that are in constant interaction with self, others, and the environment.
  • Illness is an imbalance in an individual’s energy field.
  • Clearing or balancing the energy field promotes health.
  • All humans have natural abilities to heal and enhance the healing in others.

The benefits of well intentioned touch towards health and wellbeing are numerous. Healing touch does not attempt to cure disease, but rather stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The major effects are a deep relaxation response, a noticable reduction of pain and anxiety and a faster process towards healing. As tension and stress are relieved, minor physical ailments sometimes disappear. A reduction in bodily tension promotes benefits such as

  • A greater ease in breathing
  • Increased mobility
  • Increase in appetite
  • Improved digestion and elimination

When gentle touch and sensitive age-appropriate massage is administered – either by a professional practitioner, a caring volunteer or a loving life-companion, it helps to reduce the general level of nervous tension within the body. This reduction of tension assists to

  • Sometimes decrease the person’s need for pain medication
  • Contributes to the person having a more deep and restful sleep
  • Increases physical mobility and
  • Improve balance and coordination

Healing Touch complements other healing techniques a patient may already be using, including conventional medical practice in hospitals, clinics and in-home care, or other body-mind oriented therapies such as guided imigery, massage, music therapy, acupressure, biofeedback and psychotherapy.

Within Dawn Nelson’s book, she includes many personal experiences of those who use touch with others. She emphasizes that many of us have an innate and natural ability (when we let ourselves) to use our hands to soothe, calm and comfort others. We don’t need expensive certification to bring comfort through touch. There are many ways to learn more about touch without a costly expenditure. Within her practice, she brings comfort simply through applying lotion to the hands of someone who is bedridden. A response from one such client was as follows. “Her touch was so gentle and it warmed my hands and I felt wonderful after her visit!”

One non-professional shared their personal experience with Healing Touch:

footRubsIn the weeks leading up to her death, I sometimes gave my mom foot rubs, which she loved. Her skin was drying and I would stand at the end of her bed massaging her feet with skin cream. I’ve never had training in massage, but I think it is a natural art. When hands hold feet, and there is a loving relationship there, a natural massaging action begins to take place. No training seems to be required. I experienced the same phenomenon while holding her hands. These messages gave Mom a special kind of relief. She would sigh, as if surprised that her body was still capable of feeling good sensations. These times were a special form of communication between us.

 I am very thankful for the leaders and pioneers within this field who have been encouraging and persistent in bringing forward these most rewarding and compassionate concepts and models. They are, in my eyes, Angels who are walking upon our Earth.

In Therapeutic Touch practice,
one adopts a holographic attitude that views the client
as a doorway to the whole of humanity.

**Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient laying-on-of-hands healing practices. Delores Krieger, PhD, RN, professor emeritus of Nursing at New York University, and Dora Kunz, a gifted energy healer, developed and standardized the technique in the 1970s.


My Story with two Endings

WinterStormIt was a Saturday in February. Winter conditions were aggravated by the snow storm alert. It had been a crazy day, even before it was time to get on the road to pick up two teenage clients from their family visits and return them to their Treatment Home. I had already driven the stretch between Port Perry and Oshawa three times that day carrying adolescent passengers. I would again three more times before my day completed. As I was stood scraping the ice off my windshield, I prayed to my unseen Spirit-team to keep the boys and I safe during our travels. The road conditions were getting worse as the sun began setting and the snow increased.

Once the boys were loaded, we started back towards the Home. Both boys voiced their teasing complaints that “surely the weather was ample excuse to leave them with their families overnight”. I smiled, agreeing with them inside my head, but instead reminded them that I only follow directions, and don’t make them.  It seemed to take forever to travel the stretch, and I remember wondering “why are there so many cars on the road in this weather?” I know if I hadn’t been working, I would have been inside my house under a blanket, reading a book or watching TV.

There are portions of the road that local drivers become familiar with when they drive that stretch enough times. Once you go under the bridge and up the hill, the road bends and veers downward abruptly. Even in good conditions, the two lanes which merge into one can surprise any driver. On that particular day, the lanes could not even be seen. There was too much snow, and the snow plows could not keep up. So, coming down the hill, in that space where two lanes merge into one, my car bumped into what seemed to be a bank of slush and the vehicle began to fish-tail.

I was not an experienced winter driver. Most of my adult winters were spent on Vancouver Island where snow is rare, and snow that hangs around is even rarer. The fishtailing gained momentum enough to throw us into a donut, which sent us into oncoming traffic. Time instantly became slow, as many thoughts sped through my mind. I remember the feeling of having absolutely no control over the direction the car had taken. I recall looking at the boy in my passenger seat while he held his head and screamed. I sadly thought, “we are not going to walk out of this alive” – and then we catapulted back into reality-time when I felt the blow of the oncoming SUV. The impact sent us swirling back into our own lane and once the airbags deployed, the car came to a stop.

When the police officer apeared, he asked me what happened. In shock, I simply stated “I lost control of the car”. He left to check the other vehicle involved. Meanwhile, I attended to the two boys, who needed reassuring while the paramedics checked them out.

The back of my Hatchback had been sheared off, and the tear had come dangerously close to the boy who sat in the back seat. All my belongings were sprawled along the highway; Dance shoes, yoga mat, purse, books, bags, etc. Because it was dark, some things never got retrieved, like a favourite blanket and my sparkly ballroom shoes.

I watched solemnly as my long-time car was towed away. My throat thickened, for I lovingly viewed her as my little soldier. She had done everything a car should have done in order to save us from harm. We suffered no glass wounds, no head concussions, no broken bones. She had taken the brunt of the injury. To this day, I picture my unseen spirit-team, manoeuvring my car during the slowing of time, so that the angle of the vehicle during the collision ensured our full safety. After all, the three of us walked out completely unscathed.

PoliceOffWhen the police officer returned, he handed me some paperwork which included a formal Careless Driving charge. He informed me that none of the passengers within the other vehicle were injured, but that I had incurred a lot of costly services by causing the accident. I looked around at the 2 fire trucks, police, and 2 ambulances at the scene. I was stunned, because up until that moment, my focus had been on my two youths, and their wellbeing. I hadn’t processed that fact that other people – a whole other family – could have been hurt. Even so, the label “Careless Driver” plagued my mind ruthlessly. It conjured up so much internal shame and self-loathing that I felt like hiding away and isolating myself.

Once I knew the boys were in safe hands, and I saw smiles on their faces, I hugged them goodbye. When my brother collected me and took me home, the seriousness of the situation invaded me, and I spiralled into my own post-traumatic release of emotions.

One thing I’ve learned within my lifetime is the value of time, and how using time to process events brings out many layers of wisdom. For the first number of weeks, I was caught in the story of being the victim. “How could they charge me with careless driving when the weather conditions were so awful”.  I additionally shamed myself for the unmanifested potential of seriously injuring or killing two youth. I became aware of how harsh my own thoughts could be around judging myself punitively.

I noted my obsession with the words “Careless driver” and felt my ego rise up both in angst and defensiveness. I also experienced the grip of fear and anxiety as I waited for the court date regarding the Carless Driving charge. My mood remained low as I hid myself away from friends and family.

Even so – given enough time, life always has a way of creatively sharing the larger perspective, as well as the gifts that accompany every challenging lesson. And this event was no different. I had done much exploration and reflection yet could not seem shake the idea that the charge was unjust. But things were about to change.

The week before my court date I found myself at a luncheon with an old friend. I hadn’t been with her for two year so we were catching up. By this time, my story of the accident had become so tiresome to me, that I did not want to include it within our discussion. But to my surprise, my lunch partner began describing an accident that had occurred within some bad weather conditions which involved her adult daughter. As my ears perked up, I felt my spirit-team nudge me and say “Listen carefully Laura, this is important!”

lunch2As I put my fork down to give her my full attention, she began describing her daughters accident using the exact language; the exact words which I had used to described the way that mine had unfolded many times over the months.

She shared all the same points…“There was a snow storm…The roads were covered with snow and the snow-plows could not keep up with the downfall. There was no visual access to seeing the lines on the road… Her daughter was travelling along a ramp where two lanes merged into one… Her vehicle hit a ledge of slush which fish-tailed the vehicle and sent it spiralling into oncoming traffic. I listened incredulously. Even so, her story then took a different turn.

When her vehicle spiralled into the oncoming lane, a truck collided with her vehicle and the daughter became pinned between the truck and a large pole on the highway. She had been “T-boned”. It took the paramedics 45 minutes to cut her crushed body out of her vehicle so she could be treated at ICU. She incurred significant neurological damage losing her memory of both people and language. After being medically intebated in order to open her airway, she couldn’t speak because of vocal chord damage. Two broken ribs, crushed bones in her arm, plus she endured emergency surgery to remove her spleen. Her face was unrecognizable due swelling and bruising and the doctors told her she would lose the use of one of her hands. It took her weeks to get out of ICU and into a rehabilitation program which resulted in radical changes over the next two years of her life, which included an entirely different career path and skill-set development.

I was astounded how two stories that began the exact same way had two such divergent outcomes. I had watched my friend’s face closely as she described what for any mother would be described as pure horror. And still, to my surprise, I watched myself swallow slowly, take a breath and ask her; “Did she get charged with Careless driving?” After a silent pause and a quizzical look, her response was “No”.

On my drive home after the luncheon I soberly asked myself; “ Which story would you have preferred to experience Laura?”  I knew that what I carried over the past months was nothing compared to what this young daughter had endured. I realized that I was given the gift of hearing this story so that I could move-on in my life with joy and gratitude instead of obsessing about my identity-issue regarding a Careless driving charge. I marvelled at how the Divine used ALL life-experience creatively in order to cause the most self-reflection and influence. All of a sudden I could see the magic that existed in experiencing my particular ending to that story that began identically tdanceo another’s. I recognized the miracle of walking away from an accident that could have ended so many other ways. In the weeks that followed my ending, I was blessed enough to sprinkle my horrible winter with regular attendance to dance classes.

I recalled a prior mentor telling me that no matter how bad our story seemed to be, that if we found ourselves within a group situation, sharing the woes we were enduring, and then were given the choice to pick up someone else’s story on our way out, that we would invariably take up our own stories after all. This analogy correlates with my belief that we participate in creating our personal blueprints for this life, and that within them we hardwire significant events so that we have the opportunity to maximize our learning and lGroupessons within our lifetime. Things don’t happen because one person is more loved, or more blessed, or luckier than another. Instead it’s about the intuitive knowing which reminds us that this life is a temporary reality; an existance for us to learn, complete lessons and evolve spiritually.

I now endeavour daily to recognize the miracles that occur within my life and within the lives of others. In listening to one other’s stories, we without doubt see a reflection of ourselves. This is why “story-telling” throughout the ages was such an important tradition.  All stories, fables, legends, folklore and current events are relevant to us personally if we are awake and introspective enough.  Thus, I have re-committed myself to remaining awake and open to the nudging of the Universe.   When I find myself being lulled into forgetting – by my ego’s accusations and antics- I’ll remind myself that Ego has the belief that we have identities that are separate and alone. And without that belief, Ego’s existence is in danger of extinction. Yet, in truth, we are not separate nor alone. It only feels that way when we find ourselves disconnected from Source Energy,

Every story has numerous layers of meanings and endings. I’m now ready to accept the golden insights of my particular story and finally let it go.

Blessings to you,



How can Hypnosis help me?

Some Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Medical hypnosis, sometimes called hypnotherapy, uses verbal repetition and mental imagery Hypnosis(facilitated by a hypnotherapist or one’s personal-self) to induce a “trance-like state” of increased focus. It’s typically described as feeling calm and relaxed and usually opens people up to the power of suggestion as well as their own Higher-self guidance.

In the past Hypnosis has been disregarded as a parlor trick however, today hypnosis is now increasingly believed to improve many individuals’ lives and outcomes. The process of hypnosis was approved as a therapy in 1958.

Hypnosis can help deal with childhood issues – Childhood issues, almost everyone has them.  ChildIssuesFrom serious abuse or other problems in the home to lack of self-esteem or a need to be successful at all costs the issues and problems that you experienced as a child may still be impacting you today and causing you to make bad decisions or to not take very good care of yourself.  Hypnosis is a great way to work through childhood issues and replace those negative messages about yourself with positive ones.

Hypnosis can promote deep relaxation – If you have Relaxationever tried meditation you know already the great things that relaxation does for the mind and body.  You can become more creative, better at problem solving, less irritable, and you can reduce your risk of health problems like heart disease or high blood pressure significantly if you meditate or relax regularly. But if you have trouble relaxing, or if you never seem to be able to relax deeply enough to really feel refreshed, then you should try hypnosis. Hypnosis is a wonderful way to experience truly deep relaxation that will make you feel much healthier and alert.

Hypnosis can help you change your behaviour – Are you the kind of person that is always snapping at others? Do you get irritated and angry often? Do you have trouble managing your anger? Hypnosis can help you change your behaviour patterns so that you can be healthier and happier. Most often  behavioural patterns are learned in childhood, but a hypnotic suggestion given while you’re in a deep hypnotic state can help you get rid of those old messages telling you to behave in certain ways and replace them with messages to act in new, more appropriate ways. If you are the type of person who has a short fuse and quick temper then you should already realise that what you are creating about in that moment is nothing to do with the real reason for the anger. If you are trying to recover from the effects of a dysfunctional family or an abusive childhood using Hypnosis to help eliminate the unhealthy patterns that you learned to survive can be very therapeutic. Hypnosis can help you identify with the real underlying issues in your life that make you react to thing the way you do. Of course this not only benefits you the client but your family, friends and work colleagues who have close contact with you.

Hypnosis can help treat Anxiety and Depression – Many people are reluctant to take medication to treat anxiety and depression because they don’t want to become dependent on these notoriously addictive medicines.  Other people just can’t seem to find a medication that works for them.  Enjoy the benefits of hypnotherapy using this drug free and effective way to calm anxiety and to treat the symptoms of depression.  By using hypnotic suggestions to eliminate the triggers of anxiety and depression people that suffer from depression and anxiety can sometimes find 100% relief from these conditions by using Hypnosis.

What are some more benefits of past life regression therapy?

HealthTrancePast life regression therapy can transform your life! It will help you to develop your full potential, unlock hidden talents, and create more compassion and love for yourself and others. It can reveal your life purpose and reason for incarnating, and help you to overcome the fear of death. After a past life regression session, many clients report feeling a greater sense of inner peace, love and self-acceptance when they understand that they have chosen their life circumstances and the lessons that they need to learn. Past life regression therapy supersedes other therapies in its more profound perspective on the meaning of life. It transcends religious dogma and is beneficial regardless of your religion or spiritual beliefs.

Are Past Lives Real?

PastLivesCan there be other possible explanations for what is perceived as a ‘past life’ memory?  Some may choose to believe that the mind creates its own dissociated experience to deal with challenging issues and gain insight from a safe distance.  Or that we tap into the Jungian ‘collective unconscious’ when we access a past life memory.  For others, reincarnation is real.  All beliefs are valid from the perspective of the believer.  And which one is true is to some degree irrelevant.

This is because Past Life Regression Therapy can be a transformative and empowering process for anyone, whether they believe in past lives or not. In fact, research has shown that a belief in past lives is not necessary to benefit from Past Life Regression Therapy.  By simply allowing the mind to follow its own path, the majority of people who experience Past Life Regression find resolution, healing and insight in ways that they simply had not expected and had certainly not experienced before, and their lives change in very positive ways.

Benefits of Past Life Regression Therapy

Regression Therapy can be a transformative and insightful process for anyone, regardless of ones’ beliefs.  Research shows that Regression Therapy works just the same for anyone, whether one believes in reincarnation or not.  Regression Therapy can help to:

Uncover and address the root cause of current issues

Understand and resolve old karmic patterns

Heal the pain from past trauma

Overcome fears and obstacles

Gain insight into relationships patterns

Clear blocks to healing and progress

Gain  new perspectives on your life

Rediscover talents and abilities

Access positive resources to benefit your life

Recognize old friends and soul mates

Diminish the fear of death

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Prayer is not always Pretty


I had a vivid dream.  In the dream I was walking around, very busy, very distracted and humming to myself.  I sensed someone behind me.  I turned and there was a small child.  He was very small in fact.  He had just begun walking and lookedMotherLove between 1-2 years of age.  I recognized his energy signature as my youngest child Kirk.  His large luminous dark eyes gazed at me in wonder.  I knelt down in front of him with a smile upon my face.  I gathered him into my arms, and kissed his neck tenderly.  Then, feeling his cheek upon mine, I gently whispered into his ear, “I love you Kirk”.  To my surprise, he whispered back to me, as clear as any adult would, “I love you too”.  And then I awoke; and was plummeted back to my “now”… to face my present reality where this young child was now a 23 year old adult and that I lived very far away from him.

Within a day of this dream, my oldest daughter sent me an audio file of a song which she personally sang to me.  It was a childhood song which she learned and practiced many years ago in order to sing at a family gathering when she was 11.  As I listened to her sweet voice, all the memories came flooding back of the “young mother years” which I obliviously, yet happily participated in. I found myself joyfully singing with her, and remembering our practices together.  I recalled happy events within an earlier life.  What a gift of Love both these events are for me in my present life.

I shamelessly admit that I have been talking to my spirit-team across the veil with much more sarcasm and cynicism lately.  I’m in what I call “a dark part” of my life.  The wise part of me realizes that this is always an indication of something significant on the horizon.   Even so, I feel the Jaded part of me running things and recognize I’m in survival mode.

Sometimes when I talk to my Spirit-team, I’m driving in my car alone.  Sometimes I write letters to them before I go to bed.  But I’m very efficient as I call them ALL in – not missing anyone.  I say, “OK I want everyone to pay attention to me please… that means EVERYONE!  All my Guides, the higher-parts of me, my family that has left Earth, and my family that is coming to Earth too… and of course my family who is even here on Earth”… (the Astral parts of them). I also want the Angels that are presently curtailing my impulses to take silly risks, and all my Wisdom Counsel who continue to whisper hints about “ what THIS is all about right now – in my life.”

And sometimes I yell at them… I say “REALLY???… THIS is what we agreed on?”  And I say “There better not be ANYONE who is laughing right now, because THIS is just not funny!” And there may be moments of silence as I brood a bit, (and secretly listen)… and I’ll admit that there are times that I feel a comforting wave of love coming through… and I shake it off, just like a child would when they are really frustrated and angry, and they want to stay that way for awhile.

I recently took an 11 year old child skating with his group of peers.  He is my client, and has no ability to manage his behaviors or impulses.  He went out on the ice (for his first time) with courage and bravado, and was humbled very quickly.  Older boys whirled around him, and even the air from their motion sent this boy tumbling down into a face-plant.  (Thankfully he was wearing a solid helmet).  He would dramatically emphasise his anger and frustration by banging his hockey stick onto the ice.  A few kind hearted peers or adults would approach him and help him up, but within seconds he was down again – on his face.  I watched, and I marvelled at his resiliency and determination.  He kept trying.  He was a real fighter. Even so, I wonder… perhaps it was the anger within him that gave him his strength.

Finally, he came off Skaterthe ice all sweaty, tired and humiliated.  I had his snack in my pocket and approached him.  I gently said “How are you doing?”  He whirled to face me venomously and responded with a loud and angry “SHUT-UP!!!”

How many times have I? … No… “DO I” offer the same kind of response to my Spirit Team who sees the bigger picture of me and all that is occurring around me?  I see myself in this boy so often.

And yet I digress…

So I have all my Spirit Team’s attention and I say to them… “I want a miracle”… I know that sounds very presumptuous, but that is exactly what I said.  I also said to them… “HEY… and in case you haven’t noticed, I can’t reach THAT HIGH  anymore, and I can’t connect with you like I have in the past… so I want YOU to reach down to ME please”.  (Notice how I still used the “please” word?) And then in all my haughtiness, I described exactly what I wanted.  I said “I want synchronicities… and I don’t want you to mistakenly think that I’m being a victim here… because I’m not.  I am still in the game, I am still willing to do the skate … but I need infusions of energy, love and perspective.”  And then I drove on in silence.AngryPrayer

I see now that this kind of expression was my own gift to myself .  To be able to “let out” some of the pressure cooker anger and confusion that has been co-existing within me.  On a midnight phone call to my girlfriend I shared with her “I want to cry so much right now… but the tears just trickle out”.  And I realized that this also was the very description of my pattern of desperate prayer.  Ironically, I am in full force with my Gratitude-prayers… finding ALL that is wonderful in my world and expressing thanks for it.  But – when I’m in my own “face plant”, I tend to trickle out thoughts and emotions, without giving that floundering part of myself the full- force of my expression.

And I’m suspecting that there are many others within the world who are just like me… maybe in the car next to me, or standing in a line up ahead of me in the grocery store; others who think that Prayer, or Expression to the powers beyond this world – has to be ordered, and pretty or to rationally and logically make sense.  And I respond to that idea with a resounding “NOT-SO!”   Because ALL communication is messy.  Even having a voice and using words instead of thought is a new experience for us spirits who have signed up to be in a human body.  So, I’m learning to “just express in whatever way I can… and in whatever manner it trickles (or bursts) out of me”, and “practicing” this expression allows me some relief <SIGH>…which eventually leads to more ease and flow around me.

Today I celebrate the 11 year old within me that was yelling about the “face-plant” that she found herself in…banging her stick and looking for someone … ANYONE who would help her up.  I celebrate her because SHE is the part of me that was courageous and haughty enough to begin the dialogue once again with my spirit team.  She is the force that created my recent miracles of Love.  And I look forward many more miracles and synchronicities yet to come.