by Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
If you do not personally believe in reincarnation you can think of past life healing information as a kind of dream, a subconscious story, or a play that is similar to what you are going through now in your life but with different characters acting it out for you. It could be a story from our mind, from our guides, or even from our ancestral D.N.A. that we need to consciously know about now, in order to heal. A past life healing allows for us to experience and relive the story but not so we are experiencing it in the now where it would be too close, too emotional. It aids the client in being able to rise above their personal situation and see it from a more universal perspective, and then heal it with the Reiki Divine Energy.
A SAMURAI WIFE HONORED
My client, Sandy, came in for a spirit guide reading. However, I’m a healer at heart and so are my guides, sometimes when you come in for one thing, you get a lot more than you asked for. She got a spirit guide reading, a past life reading, a soul retrieval and a Reiki healing all in one.
I was just as surprised as her when first, one, then two and then three huge samurai warriors came in to greet her and honor her work in a past life. She told me she wasn’t aware of any Japanese influence in this life. But, she connected to the story, the people and the emotions as the past life story unfolded bit by bit.
These samurai men are acting as spirit guides in this life but they were also here to give her a message and to help her heal the energy and emotions from this past life. Sandy had been a samurai wife, daughter and daughter in law. She grew up in a community and family of the samurai way of life. Samurai were from wealthy or aristocratic families and were much like the Knights of European countries, came from privilege and were trained to protect the King and country.
They were a close-knit community not allowing outsiders in or near. Sandy was much-loved and admired by the whole community for taking care of the elderly and children in the entire community. She worked hard and diligently for the needs of others. She was doting and compassionate to her own two boys as well. But the men in the community were often gone for long periods of time and often did not come home at all. When they were home, the love and care that Sandy gave them was much taken for granted and simply expected. This was their way of life and they believed in it and lived it with honor but that does not mean it was easy.
“This family is coming though as your protection in this life and honoring you for your past life as their wife and daughter.” I told her as the message came through. “As powerful men and warriors they did not realize the sacrifices the women back home-made. They did not understand or want to understand at the time, how hard it was on you to say good-bye to your loved ones each time they left. They are honoring you now.”
“Your samurai husband says he loves you and he placed his hand on his heart to show this, but you made awful soup!” (LOL Spirit often comes through with a wonderful sense of humor.) She was not a good cook but a loving and a wonderful mom and wife in so many ways. They went on more and more about the soup having us rolling in laughter by the thought of it and the connection Sandy felt to it in this life. She does not like to cook much but says she’s a good cook. The samurai guides talked about how she would take this soup to the elderly in town but they would not want to eat it. But, they often would out of necessity and to honor her gift. I love how spirit often goes into details that we may not think are important but they are to the people hearing them. It brought a light-hearted realism to the whole event.
“They want you to know that you are a warrior too! You gave your whole life caring for others, living in difficult conditions and emotional ups and downs and you never showed that it was challenging for you in any way. ”
Sandy in the other life often dreamed of being a samurai herself as she watched her boys training in their martial arts and sword studies. She had some private fantasies of being a warrior (The character Mulan came to mind here) and going off to fight the glorious battles herself, traveling to far off places, she romanticized it much in order to deal with the reality. So hearing now, that she was being honored as a warrior of the heart, was a big deal and caused tears in all of us.
The samurai warriors also told us how difficult it was for her to watch her boys grow up knowing that one day, they too would leave to fight and possibly not come back. The tug at her heart-strings was often too much for her, but she held it inside, where no one else would know or be bothered by it. Her oldest son in this Japanese life is now her sister, Cammie. They are very close and working through their own heart issues together in this life as sisters. In fact they are so close they came to this reading together to share in the experience.
The three samurai protect her today in this life as Sandy, they stand to her sides and one behind her at all time. But, they also brought her a very special gift. Part of their duties to protect her was to bring back her heart soul part. She left almost half of it with them, each time they’d leave for a ‘mission’ she’d send part of her heart with them. When they didn’t come back to her, her heart didn’t come back either. They cared for her heart until she was humanly ready to bring it back, to deal with the difficult emotions again and to heal this area for good. They brought her heart soul parts in an old carved wooden box. They had gathered each one that she left with them. They put them back together like a puzzle, finally once again as one piece. Each soul part comes back in its own way, I have found, so they guided me on how to best bring this soul part back and put it back in her energetically.
When life on Earth gets to be too emotional, too difficult, or too traumatic, we sometimes split our energy off and send it somewhere else. This is sometimes consciously done but usually subconsciously done to protect ourselves. When we are ready, feel strong enough, we seek out a healer or Shamanic Practitioner to help us get them back.
We may not know that is what we need, but our Divine guidance gets us to the right person to handle the healing process. Often when soul parts come back it is a very emotional experience, especially when it is ones heart. This is a big and momentous occasion worth celebration and honor of the soul part coming back. Her guides instructed her on a proper ceremony to welcome her soul parts back and to help integrate them back into her energy field over time.
This was a very recent healing so we still are not fully aware of the healing implications of meeting the samurai and them bringing her heart back. Often times, after bringing back such a large part of a heart soul part, things get worse before they get better. It takes time to integrate and release the old to bring in the new. Once the integration takes place and old energies and people are gone from your life, things get better. I do know that Sandy has been able to stand up to some very challenging people in her life that she no longer wanted to be a part of her world. She put up healthy boundaries and told them to leave. This took a great deal of courage on her part and it wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the samurai helped her with this process.
Blessings to you all for reading about this healing. If you are interested in learning about your past lives, call or email me for a healing of your own. You won’t be bored, of that I can assure you.
In Love and Light,
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