By Amber McCarter, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki Energy Healing Center in Sequim, WA
We are in an unprecedented climate. The current state of the world is stirring up a lot of different things for a lot of people: fears of getting sick, financial insecurities, social isolation and abandonment issues, grief over missed opportunities and relationships… and these are just the things we can “see.” Our souls have planted us in this timeline for a reason, and for many of us those reasons probably include bringing up past karma for healing, or even preparing our souls for future incarnations where the energetic evolutions our soul will be acquiring through our roles in this adventure will be needed in some way. Or, perhaps, this is an opportunity to slow down and really look at what we as individuals or as a community really need to grow spiritually.
Right now we are likely to be feeling uncertain as to what our role or purpose in these current conditions could be. We may not recognize the healings that we are being asked to make space for, or perhaps are even already undergoing. Or maybe we have an idea of what our soul wants to be doing, but are unsure if we are on the right path or feeling stumped as to how to get there.
These are all questions we can help you to address, through Divine and your Higher Self. We will ask your soul what it needs to heal right now, and how your current circumstances fit into your life’s path. We will help you to heal what you are ready to heal, and discover what you need to continue moving forward.
The Psychic Healers at Rain Shadow Reiki – Josslyn, Amber, and Ellen – would like to support our clients, students, and community as best we can, doing what we do best. Our Divine Guidance says that people want help figuring out what this all means to them, so we are offering psychic readings at a reduced rate during the virus outbreak and even beyond. As long as our guides want us to do this for you, and as long as we are all healthy and able, we are wanting to support you.
These very special psychic readings are on special: 1 hour for $70.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master for Rain Shadow Reiki
Reiki Ideas for Reiki Healing Students
I’ve had a series of clients lately who consciously come to me and want help but subconsciously have blocks up to protect themselves. You can often tell these people when they are on your table. Often they leave their eyes open the entire time where other clients close their eyes soon after getting on the table. Or they will close their eyes but you can tell that these clients do not go to a deep level of relaxation at all and maybe try to keep you in conversation with them much of the time. Or you can just tell they are not relaxed and having a hard time even closing their eyes and staying on the table. I can FEEL the tension in them. Often it feels like they want to jump off of the table and run out the door. Sometimes it feels like they are trying so hard to hold on to what they truly want to release and this causes tension in them. Change is stressful for most of us, asking for change can be even more stressful.
This usually indicates a high level of a need to control their environment for fear or trust reasons. It is ok. Reiki can help with that. It will just take a little more time and sometimes different techniques than you learn in Reiki I or II. This is the kind of technique you usually learn from your guides with lots of practical experience. That is who I have learned it from and I’m going to give you some tips here as to what they have told me to do.
Chances are, if you read this, you’ll get a chance to practice it on a client very soon.
Reiki will help any condition, I believe, if given proper time. The healing journey is a journey, it takes time for most people. Some people take many years, many lifetimes building up these fears and trust issues, it will take some time to break them down in a safe and trusting manner as well. If this client has come to you for help, at least they know they need and want help. That is the first step. The second step is making sure they feel safe enough to come back. If we do anything to invade their protective space during the healing session then they may not come back and that is not what we want. Sometimes we need to back off with this type of client and give them space to heal themselves with the Reiki leading the way. This quite often has worked well with my clients. But, at the same time, if they do not feel better, feel some kind of results, they may not come back. It is critical to not be afraid of any of these outcomes and just TRUST in the Reiki and that it will do exactly what it is supposed to do to help this person TODAY. Trust in the Reiki and trust in your guides to help you and show you or tell you what needs to be done to help them.
Heart Chakra Case
I recently had a client whose heart chakra was dangerously shut down to a point where I could not feel any movement at all. I could FEEL the tight constriction in his chest so tight that it was making ME feel ill and I couldn’t handle the discomfort. I raised my hands off of his chest and up above but that still wasn’t enough. I knew that if his chakra stayed this way too long he would be in danger of physical illness, such as; heart attack, cutting off his ability to love or be loved. Our heart chakra is of utmost importance because it is the go-between of all the major chakras. It is the interface between our upper and lower chakras and if it is clogged up it’s difficult to get any of the others healthy and balanced. So, I knew I needed something to help him and fast. In this session I just felt I needed to get his chakra open a bit and moving. I asked my guides for their help and they gave me a visual to follow. Here is what they had me do. Plus, here are other ideas that my guides have given me when I’ve been in a tough spot. Ask your guides for help and check with what feels right for your client.
Reiki Back Doors
Go in the back door. There are multiple ways to do this. Try them in this order but it is always best to follow your intuition. If the first one does not work then try the next one and so on. Please ask your Reiki guides to help you with this process for each individual client:
Back off psychically. Turn off the psychic information and just let the Reiki do its work. You may even need to turn off your conscious mind, go deep in trance and just let the Reiki flow without your ego or left brain involved. Practice this.
Talk to your client very gently, explaining what is going on and letting them know that their help would be great at this point. Have them set the intention in their minds that their chakra open and they allow the Reiki energy in to heal them. The client came to you for a reason, get them involved in their healing. Quite often this is enough.
Ask Divine Sourceto send help – in the Highest and most Sacred Order of Reiki guides, healing guides and angels to help this person so you don’t have to work so hard. Remember, it is not about you, it is about them and doing the highest good for them. Get your ego out of the way and refocus on the Reiki healing that is taking place, it is all in Divine order.
Run Reiki on their subconsciousmind with the intention that the greatest healing the client needs will take place here. Run it for a while until you FEEL that the client trusts you and you can move back to their heart chakra. (Or whatever chakra it is that is blocked.) If you are a Reiki II use the Long Distance symbol and the Mental/Emotional healing symbol to aid this subconscious work. Then move back to the chakra you were working on.
If you are a Reiki Master/Teacher work with your Master symbol (R) to separate the client from the situation and/or the NGZ symbol to break up blockages. One or both of these symbols may help the client’s subconscious mind to take a back seat and allow the Reiki in.
Give them space, move back away from them physically and either do long distance Reiki on them or just run gentle Reiki on their aura. Quite often this will allow them to feel it is on their terms, their choice and then they will open up to the healing being offered.
Go in the back door. This is what my guides showed me to do for this heart chakra client. Literally lay under the massage table and run the Reiki into the back side of their heart chakra to get their heat chakra moving again. This worked for my particular client really well. Sometimes going in the back allows the Reiki to flow in easier and without the subconscious blockages that the client has on their front side. Remember every client is different. Ask your guides what will work best for yours. In very important situations like this one, this can work well. Not a first line though. Check with your guides so that you are not invading or disrespecting your client’s personal space.
Many of these issues are deep because the client has pushed them down in denial for a very long time and past life issues that have stuck around because they never dealt with them. The client will not remember them or even be aware of them. The Reiki will help to bring them to the surface when the client is ready, heal them and move them out. This process again takes time and it may take this client multiple sessions before they really start relaxing on the table. It is critical that YOU as the Reiki Practitioner has total Trust and Faith that the Reiki will do it’s job, and it will.
Your trust and faith in the Reiki’s abilities will translate energetically to the client’s energy and they will be much more likely to stick with the sessions and believe they can help them. If we truly believe, they will too. It’s all energy, it all translates in understanding.
By Josslyn Streett, Reiki Master/Teacher for Rain Shadow Reiki in Sequim, WA
I had a head cold last week. Yes, healers get sick too. How else do we learn so much about healing if we don’t actually DO the process ourselves?!! Yes, rhetorical question, but you’d be surprised at how many people expect Energy Healers to be perfect, as if being able to channel Divine Energy can only be done by Jesus and Buddha. When really, it is actually very much the opposite, anyone can do this and everyone needs to do this and we all need to believe we can. We all learn by doing, which is why we are here on this planet having these very human experiences. Reiki Masters are no different, I learn through my human self and share the lessons with my clients. But, I digress…let me step off my soap box and get to the topic at hand…
By telling you my healing story I hope to:
Empower you to practice with your Reiki for EVERYTHING in your life, bringing you closer to YOUR Creator.
Empower you to experiment with other healing modalities while working with Reiki as your spiritual and healing base, or grounding tool, if it feels right to you.
Empower you to think outside the ‘box’ as to other ways in which to work with your Reiki.
Give you an example of how I use different techniques along with my Reiki to do a self-healing. I believe with some practice, anyone can do this.
Head Cold History
In order to accomplish these goals, allow me to share a personal healing story.
Growing up my body’s ‘go to’ sickness was head colds. I got them A LOT! TOO MUCH. A sore throat, plugged up nose, popping achy ears, you probably know the drill. My family didn’t know about natural healing back then so I used the horrible nose drops that never really worked but made me feel like I was at least DOING SOMETHING. This was a chronic condition for me that worsened through college and beyond until I started learning about the whole new world of natural medicines. Now, I rarely get head colds and if I do they are mild compared to the one or two-week long dramas that they were in my youth.
It helps a lot that I have a new attitude about being physically ill. I now view it as a healing opportunity rather than a waste of time. Every time we are sick, it is a conversation we could be having with our body/mind/spirit. Our bodies are working very hard to tell us something. When we believe being ill is a waste of time or just something that we have to live with from time to time, we are in deed wasting a precious learning opportunity. Rarely is an illness only on the physical level, yet we will usually only heal it on that level when we have the ‘waste of time’ frame of mind. Typically illness is on two or three levels at the same time, and can also be on all four levels of our energy body: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This means that in order to truly heal this ‘dis-ease’ fully, we must heal all four levels that need healing. Yes, this can take many years of head colds before we get to all the levels because all four levels are not always ready to heal at the same time. We can heal the levels that are ready, when they are ready and then move on to the others when they are ready. If we are not truly healing, either we are not listening or we are not quite ready mentally, emotionally, or spiritually to know what it is that we need to heal. Often we are ready on one level but not yet on another. It is a process like any other journey.
Past Life Self Healing For My Head Cold
I knew this head cold was a BIG one for me. It comes after two whole years of not being sick with a head cold at all (a really long time for me), it comes in the summer which rarely happens for me AND it comes in a year where I’ve been healing a lot of very deep physical issues. I just ‘knew’ this was a big opportunity to heal myself. IF, I did not ignore it. The head cold issue has been with me for as long as I can remember in this life. It has an important message for me. And now, thanks to Reiki and the other healing abilities I’ve learned, I knew I had a special opportunity to heal this. Possibly for the last time.
Many Lives of Not Being Able to Breathe
While in the throes of the worst part of the cold I couldn’t breathe at all. For me, this is the most intolerable part of being sick. I absolutely hate not being able to breathe. It makes it hard to sleep and for some reason was bringing up a lot of fear this time that I hadn’t felt before. I had been doing essential oils which helped some, natural supplements, neti pot, warming sock treatment, etc. Everything I know and others could tell me about, I was doing it. But, listening to my intuition, I felt I needed something more, something focused, something different energetically.
I felt that I needed to do some EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) along with Reiki, which has been very effective for me in the past. I like that with EFT and Reiki, once you have the ability and the knowledge, they are always with you, where ever you need them. Any time, any where. (EFT heals us by the light tapping of our fingers on meridians around the body. The tapping along with certain phrases releases trauma from the physical body by releasing it from the nervous system. Read more at the link.)
THE HOW – IN STORY FORM THIS TIME
So even though I do Reiki on myself when I’m sick and self Reiki every day, I felt this time I needed to do EFT. Trust your gut as to what you need.
So, it’s very late at night and I still can’t fall asleep, I’m exhausted from being sick and not sleeping well. In my Reiki Gassho, I call on my Reiki and my Reiki Guides to be with me, surround me with spiritual power, protection and support before I do any healing/spiritual work. I ask my guides to guide me through the process of the EFT, to help me tap on the phrases that will be most effective and healing for me. I sit for a moment and think about the problem of not being able to breathe and how that makes me feel. If a thought doesn’t come to me to tap on, I just start tapping on “Even though I can’t breathe and I can’t sleep, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” I start tapping on that. While tapping I’m aware of other thoughts that may come up to tap on next time. If nothing comes up I tap on “Even though I STILL can’t breathe….etc.” Then I go from there. The Reiki is guiding me, supporting me on all levels during the process and protecting me at the same time. My guides are helping me to listen to my body and my Higher Guidance to get the next phrase to tap on. I then feel fearful of not being able to breathe so I tap on that. “Even though not being able to breathe is making me afraid, …” I allow my Reiki guides to feed me the phrases I need and the wording I need to tap on most. Each time I tap on a phrase I can feel the layers falling away, first getting more intense and then afterwards, lessening.
Then as I’m getting deeper and deeper into the emotions of not being able to breathe I start seeing visions of being trapped, trapped in a very small space under a very large stone building, like a pyramid or a cathedral, but it’s not just one life and it’s not just one building, it’s multiple. Three lives. I ‘see’ three lives with this same theme of being trapped and not being able to breathe. The information from the three different lives mixes and mingles with each other making it difficult for me to tell them apart but I’m aware of them being slightly different but with the same overall theme. I feel and imagine the largeness and heaviness of the building above me and that creates fear too.
In one of the lives I get incredibly anxious and start to ‘freak out.’ I’m not alone, others are with me and try to calm me down. The whole group cannot move forward in the tunnel until I calm down and keep moving forward but the anxiety is so intense I can’t move, I cannot think straight, I just scream and cry. We are on our hands and knees in the tunnel trying to get away from someone. The others try to calm me because we are all at risk of being found if I don’t calm down. I’m endangering everyone. The fear is incredibly intense and overwhelming me to the point where I feel I might go crazy there, trapped. I can’t ‘see’ the outcome and this bothers me. I decide in order for me as Josslyn to move forward I need to ‘pretend’ I see an outcome, I take control of this part of the vision and move myself forward to be calmer and able to listen to the others help and advice. I imagine the Reiki surrounding me with its Love and Light, protecting me. This calms me down too. I’m able to go back to the vision, calmer and viewing it from a more distant place.
It’s dusty and I can’t breathe. I believe I’m going to die. I don’t know the way out, I feel trapped like I’ll die in here with no way out, no breath, no help. I feel I have tunnel vision and can’t see what is truly going on through the panic. I’m not very old, maybe a young teen, but very scared. I feel that others are looking for us in one or more of the lives. I feel we are being pursued and that causes additional layers of fear to come forth. The dust is so thick I cannot see or breathe and that causes another layer of frustration, agitation, fear, anxiety, it’s all getting layered on top of each other causing my past life self to panic. I, Josslyn, keep tapping the whole time and tap on the past lives I’m experiencing. I tap on the fear, I tap on the past life, I tap on the anxiety, the feeling of being trapped, not being able to breathe and I tap on the fear of death. I keep tapping on these issues while I cry and freak out a little myself because I’m getting too close to the situations in the lives again and it feels too real to me now, too scary and I need to distance myself. I chant the Mental/Emotional Symbol to help me calm down and ask my guides to help me distance myself from these past life experiences. Again, I get calmer. I can breathe a bit. I suddenly remember a dream I had a couple of nights before I got sick of being trapped in exactly the same manner and so I tap on the dream and the emotions I feel about it all. I finally calm down after almost an hour and a half of tapping on my meridians.
I feel I’ve had enough. I do some self Reiki to help me clean and clear my energy and with the intention of helping me to release everything I’ve learned on all levels ONCE AND FOR ALL! I pray for healing at all levels, so that whatever healing has been done is done completely and thoroughly. I can breathe now. Then I sleep.
Dear Sweet Sleep
I slept that night being able to breathe and I woke up the next morning being able to breathe. I’ve been breathing since very nicely while my body is still working through the last stages of the virus. It is not an instantaneous healing, but I believe I will not have to go through those layers again. They are done. I do feel there is more I need to tap on in regards to this issue, throat, ears, my immune system, etc. But, I feel relief. I feel lighter. I feel the fear of those past lives gone. I feel free from those layers and I’m grateful for that. If I do get a head cold again in the future, I am confident it will be much less on the physical level, the last layer to get to. Now I’ll be kind to my body and give it time to catch up to the other levels. I have found that it usually takes my physical body a little longer to catch up to the other levels after a healing. It does catch up, if I’m gentle and kind to it.
Be gentle and kind to yourselves and if you feel so motivated, practice your Reiki on yourself every day, rain or shine, tired or energized. It will guide you through your healing journey too.
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.
Pamela told me she’s having trouble with pain in her right arm. Her doctors told her, after multiple appointments, that there was nothing they could do for her. They said she would have to just get used to the pain and use over the counter pain relievers.
When I got to her arm, I asked her who she felt she was giving too much to lately. She said she’s been taking care of her in-laws. They had come for a few months to stay and had been doing a lot for them. I was drawn mostly to her elbow. When I put my finger on the spot where it hurt the most, she cried out “that’s it!” I had the right spot. Immediately I felt a great deal of sadness come out through me from her elbow.
The Life – It was basically a Cinderella story. Her in-laws were an older couple in the life I saw as well. They needed help on their land so they adopted a pre-teen girl (Pamela). They worked her and were very hard on her. She did not comprehend why. She had a bit of the victim mentality in this life. She was very confused by their anger and hatred of her. I felt it was very old karmic ties and we were not to know at this time the whole story of why. I felt she had wronged them long ago and this is some vengeance on their part to help them all learn. I felt as if they were abusive to her and actually badly injured her arm at the elbow. I saw the man grabbing Pamela’s elbow very hard and pulling her and forcing her down to the ground by that elbow. I saw him doing this over and over again, time after time when he was angry. I healed the energy from this past and sad life but felt there was still some karmic issues that needed to be worked out. Usually healing the energy from a difficult life, like this one, will lessen the pull of energy between the souls involved and allow for deep healing to take place.
Physical healing took place. When I checked back with her, four years later, Pamela still doesn’t have any pain in her elbow.
If you do not personally believe in reincarnation you can think of past life healing as a kind of dream, a 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. That way the play you are experiencing is not so “close” to you and therefore, not so emotional either. It aids the client in being able to rise above their personal situation and see it from a more universal perspective. (Read examples of some of Joss’ remarkable healings on her “Past Life Healings Notes” page.) WARNING: Much of the time, the past life Josslyn is experiencing and retelling to the client is so real and makes so much sense to the client, they literally have an A-Ha moment. Clients often times end up considering the idea of reincarnation themselves. An experience that makes you really THINK about something totally new, that’s a worthwhile experience!
Open to the possibilities of reincarnation
Here is another “story” from Joss’ Past Life Healing Notes:
Irish Sailor’s wife and Russian Babushka
Before I could even get into a trance to get started with the healing on Noel, I started getting a heaviness and tightness in my heart area and almost blacked out. I felt very dizzy. I had to kneel down before I passed out. I told her exactly what I was experiencing and feeling. It felt like a squeezing of my heart to the point of pain, extreme tightness. She surprisingly exclaimed that it was exactly what it felt like for her. She totally resonated with the feeling I was having. I was glad because otherwise I was going to have to cancel the healing and go to the hospital. But, when she said she understood this I knew it was her I was tapping in to. I kneeled to do my prayer of intention and grounded myself and asked Divine for help moving the feelings out and I felt chills start at my legs and go up my body until it was suddenly gone. I knew Divine had helped me and I felt better. It was the strongest empathic experience I have ever had. But it helped me to really understand to the extent in which the pain in her heart was causing her.
I stood up and started working on her. At once a life came regarding this. At that point she told me how she is in a long distance relationship and it’s really hard on her. Her boyfriend is working and living in CA.
“Emigrants leave Ireland” by Henry Doyle from Mary Frances Cusak’s “Illustrated History of Ireland” 1868
Life 1 – She was a young mother with five kids, one infant. Most were girls, one or two boys. She was only 25 or 26 years old. Her husband was a sailor. He was gone a lot. He started out in another country, Turkey, as a military sailor. He was a bit of a rebel and jumped ship and got on an Irish ship. He was smart and well liked and worked his way up honestly to a position of respect below the captain within a few years time, rather quickly. He loved the sea and the freedom of being at sea. She respected him enough to not want to take that away from him but it hurt her a lot. She held most of it in, in her heart. Her heart looked like very tight like wound up muscles. She only let it out to God now and then when she was alone and it got to be too much for her. Other wise she held all the pain in. I saw him coming home to his family and the coming home was harder on her than the leaving. Noel agreed with all of this and was stunned by how accurate a portrayal of her boyfriend this life portrayed. Herself as well. She was taught growing up not to show her feelings, not to cry or express but to hold it in. When he was out to sea (back in Ireland) she had a good strong support system of friends and family to keep her company and happy. She was a strong women to do this time after time. She and her family went to the woods and the fields and gathered wild flowers and tied them into bouquets and sold them in the market place, not for much but a little extra helped. I felt her husband was good, loyal and respectful, not a sailor who had a woman in every port at all. I felt a strong connection between them but they need to learn a way to come together in this life without compromising her or his passion. She cannot manipulate this man at all, he’d run from that fast. She must give him his space and he will come to her. She totally agreed with this assessment.
A Babushka is a Russian Grandmother
Life 2– She was a biological grandmother but acted as mother to him, her boyfriend again. The scene I saw most was them cuddling together by the fire in a rocker. He died of fever at age 10 in her arms. She also held her grief and sadness in her heart and didn’t let others see. She could not read or write but she could sing her folk songs and even wrote new ones herself and expressed herself that way. She was called a babushka and wore a red scarf on her head. She was not old, maybe in her 40’s to 50’s for a grandma but she was short and squat and heavy and older looking than that. She had such a great love for this boy and he for her. (Much release from her heart chakra along the way while I’m viewing these lives for her.) She put love, heart and soul into her cooking and her singing. Again she had the pattern of not showing her feelings, not FEELING her feelings and hiding them in her heart chakra. After much releasing her heart chakra felt much lighter. She even said it felt lighter which is the one word I get the most after big releases like this one.
Noel said the healing and the experience was one of the biggest of her whole life.
Since the healing she has been able to work with feeling her feelings, crying, and releasing her emotions rather than bottling them up in her heart. When we do this year after year, life after life, we cause dis-ease in our hearts. Reiki can help you to learn to let it go, release it for good!
Do you have to believe in past lives for past life healing to work?
No, not all of my clients believe in reincarnation. However, if you can open your mind a bit more to believe that the past life stories that Josslyn receives could be a metaphor, symbolic or your mind during a free association of both, to help you deal with what is going on in a life right NOW that may be too painful to deal in any other way, then it makes the experience of past life healing more fun. But, what truly matters is that healing takes place, and it does! Whether you believe or not, healing takes place.
Here is the newest addition to my Past Life Healing Notes section of my website. For more healings to read about go to that section. There are many great ‘stories’ there.
The Elephant Man
Hope came in for a session experiencing acute back pain. She said she hadn’t had back pain most of her life until about a year and a half ago when her and her boyfriend Craig started dating. I did a healing on Hope for an hour and a half. Here is what I got.
I placed my hands all over her her back. She saw visions as I saw them, some the same and some different. Hope has experience in meditation and practicing visualizations so I wasn’t surprised that she was getting visions too. Here is what we both got.
I saw many lives where she was deformed, I saw hump back lives, scoliosis lives, limping lives, but the one that stuck out the most was the elephant man life. “The Elephant Man” is a movie that came out in 1980. I remember it had a very strong effect on me because the man was treated so inhumanely. Being as sensitive as I am, that deeply affected me as many were by the movies’ content. Little did I know it would come up so many years later to help me relate to this client’s past life.
The move “The Elephant Man” kept showing up in my head so I told her I believe she had had that disease. At first I saw her as a man with this disease where the head is oversized. He was living in a basement type place. It felt damp and dark and cold and not healthy at all.
As I looked deeper in the life I saw a mother and father having a baby with all the hopes and dreams of a young family having a baby for the first time. The baby came out deformed. The mother rejected him completely. She did not have the strength that was needed to love and accept him. She was vain and cold and wanted a perfect baby. The father rejected the baby as well but had some guilt about doing it.
The mother and father allowed the housekeeper to raise the baby, named Charles, in the kitchen. The housekeeper, Nellie, mothered the boy best she could and with love. She gave him chores to do as he got older so he could feel useful and helpful to her. He somehow knew the other couple in the house were his parents but accepted the love that was available to him. He was kept out of sight as much as possible but the doctor who came to see him was not a kind man and he gossiped about the deformed boy. People in the town knew and it got back to Charles and made him ashamed of his body and himself. He was actually a very kind and gentle boy with a great deal of inner strength to go on with life the way he did. He was able to revel in the little love he did have. But at the same time he knew he was different and felt being that his body was deformed, was something to be debased, unloved and rejected by others and by himself.
At age 11 the mother and father sent him away to live at a “school.” Nellie the housekeeper was very upset by this and didn’t understand why the boy had to go. She didn’t live long after that, a few years. Died before mid 50’s truly from sadness from not being able to protect Charles.
While at the “school” he was treated even worse. The people who ran the school only wanted him if he could work. He was basically a slave to them and they got paid by his parents to keep him there too. For his parents it kept him out of sight, out of mind. Yet, if people in town asked about Charles, his parents could say proudly, “He’s at a special school.” He never went home to visit. He cleaned the stalls, swept, worked on the tractor, anything and everything he was able to do for them.
The one shining light in his life was the owners little girl. She was a bright light from God and loved him as a brother despite his deformity. She snuck out to see him in the barn whenever she could just to talk. They were friends. Their little visits together kept him going, gave him hope that things would get better.
Things didn’t get any better in that life. Charles died at age 18 at that “school”. I saw that Nellie was there in Heaven to receive him.
We learn from the same soul mates over and over again –
Charles’ father in that life is Hope’s bofriend in this life, Craig. Her mother in that life is her sister in this life. The little girl of love and light was Craig’s son and Nellie was Hope’s aunt. All the personalities and issues Hope has with the people in the past life story match up to their personalities now, she confirmed.
When she got up off of my table, she said her back was straight again. She said before we started it felt twisted and curved. The pain was gone. She was able to walk and sit just like normal with no pain.
And, she said she connected with all the information that we had gotten. She had seen the hunchback and deformed lives too. She felt from things Craig has said to her lately that he’d been rejecting her and pushing her aside, just like he did when he was father to Charles. They are playing it all out again in this life, in a smaller way, until they learn what they need to learn from it. She felt she had learned a lot and was ready to move to the next level of talking to her boyfriend about it and learning to love her body as Divine Source made her.
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