Past Lives, Present Lives and Future Lives, Part Four

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The saga of late spring is slowly unfolding up here in the Rocky Mountains. The trees are starting to bud, the birds are singing, the hummingbirds are zooming around and the eagles are flying high in the sky. So we will continue with some of the fascinating past lives that I have either observed or experienced personally.

In one of our past life classes years ago everyone in the class of ten people had separate experiences of living in ancient Atlantis before it sunk. Many of them were healers or mystics. They knew each other and described the beauty of Atlantis. I remember Amy (one of the admired older members of the group) saying that we were all together then and knew each other in Atlantis. She talked about how people travel in soul groups through time. Some people gave the same description of where they were in Atlantis. They saw huge crystals of different colors. Some were pointing up and some of them were connected to a very high ceiling and pointing down. There were many buildings and different kinds of rooms everywhere. Some of the people said that they had been told by people who saw visions that there would be a huge explosion and many people would sink. So they left and went to other areas to be safe.

In another class, a woman had a fascinating experience as a young girl in Chicago. Her name was Theodora. She wrote beautiful poetry. Her father showed the poetry to an editor at the Chicago Tribune and he printed them on a regular basis. Her father Theodore and she was the love of his life. She had a black nanny that she loved. Then around thirteen Theodora got seriously ill with a very high fever and died. Her father was heartbroken. He left the family and never came back.

In another regression, a woman went to a lifetime where she lived in a cold country. She felt it was in Norway or Holland or Sweden. Her father was gone much of the time traveling and working. She lived in a large mansion or castle that was run by a woman who oversaw the cooking, cleaning and running of the house. There was also a tall man with dark hair guarding her. He was in charge of a group of soldiers dressed in red uniforms. He rarely talked to her. He just stood guard most of the time. She wrote books and poetry. She had a large dog and a white horse. When the weather was nice, she took her horse out and the guard and the dog went with her. She asked him why he was always around and he said it was his job to make sure she was safe. She didn’t get her name.



Past Lives, Present Lives and Future Lives, Part Three

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As I have explained in previous blogs I have explored and experienced past lives for well over 30 years. Some of you are interested in some of the experiences that have occurred throughout the years. So we will examine a few of the past lives and aspects that occurred that still stand out in my mind.

In a Brian Weiss workshop, a woman experienced a profound past life session where she was an ancient Phoenician. She could give many details that turned out to describe the ships, colors, and clothing and the native people that lived there. She got very emotional in the middle of the experience because all of her family and close friends went off on a large Phoenician ship and had to stay behind while she finished working on some kind of written language. She didn’t understand the language of the native people who lived near her. They were very kind to her. Then after years, she realized something had happened to her family and friend’s ship because they never came back. She finished her written language project and died late in life. The native people put her in a small version of the big ship that took everyone else away. They set the small boat on fire and pushed it into the Mediterranean Sea.

In one of our past life courses, a woman started to cry and was deeply moved by her experience. Her ancestors came from Ireland. But her grandparents had moved to a island Martinique and she married a man who was originally from France. They had 3 daughters. Two of these daughters died relatively young. Her oldest daughter had married a man in France. It was during the time of the French Revolution. She saw the date 1766 as the time when a powerful hurricane ripped their home to pieces. They had to live in a sugar mill. They also experienced a huge volcanic eruption on the island a few years later. Her husband died young and left her with great debt. She was a very determined woman and turned the plantation they lived on around. It became successful for its time. There were riots and rebellions in the city, but she stayed on the plantation moving away from it all. She thought her name was Claire Rose or Rose Claire.

Another group of past lives that stood out was located back in the mid-19th Century. the Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses to help slaves escape to free states and Canada. Much to my surprise four of the people in our class had past life experienced where they smuggled slaves out of New Orleans in a wagon with a false bottom. They were all wealthy white women from New Orleans and a man connected to one of the women helped consistently. They took turns driving and helping people escape for years.

Another woman consistently experienced lives in ancient Ireland. One that stood out was her life as a Druid. She seemed to live in a large cave by herself. She belonged to a large group of Druids. The images she saw were in black and white and then suddenly would be completely covered in a beautiful green color. She was wearing an animal skin to keep warm. She seemed to be a leader of some sort and could do many things that we consider magical. She said it felt like they were all very close to the sea or the sea people. She also had a very large white stallion and an animal that looked like a very large dog that protected her.

We had many people experience lifetimes in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia, and in the colonies around the world. We will explore more parts of past lives and future lives in future blogs. If you have had any experiences you would like to share, feel free to email Patricia at [email protected] and please put past lives in the subject line.


Past Lives, Present Lives and Future Lives, Part Two

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Our world is vast and complicated. The Earth is a mid-sized planet in the middle of an enormous Universe. The concept of reincarnation is ancient and complicated. Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato all wrote about reincarnation back in ancient Greek times.

The belief in reincarnation is a basic Shamanic belief. It was present in many hunter-gatherer tribes. This shows us that reincarnation had to be part of the most ancient cultures of our planet. Many North American tribes believed in some form of rebirth in their spiritual traditions. This is especially true for the Intuit, Tlingit, Aleut, Beaver, Kutchin, Carriers, and Kwakint tribes. Almost all Native American Indians considered reincarnation a natural way of continuity and further development of the soul.

I have been involved with past life work for over 30 years. I highly recommend any workshop of Dr. Brian Weiss, Denise Linn, or Anita Moorjani. Some forms of reincarnation focus on linear progress in lives toward releasing karma or toward enlightenment. Others explore different circumstances and lives to understand different cultures and classes.

Around 20 years ago I was introduced to a concept that I realized that both Denise Linn and Dr. Brian Weiss knew. In their workshops we not only could go to any past life that was important for this lifetime but also we started going to future lives to explore our futures. Then I read Anita Moorjani’s book Dying To Be Me. Dr. Wayne Dyer contacted her and helped the world know about her extraordinary near-death experience and her miraculous healing of her cancer within three months.

In her near-death experience, she saw and discovered what mystics and scientists have been saying for a while. Everything outside the Earth’s time zones there is no time. She already believed in past lives BUT was startled to see that all of them were connected in a line that included her past, present, and future.

It took me a while to put all of this in my brain but I can honestly say I have. I knew time didn’t really exist but it took a while to put all the pieces together. We made time up many centuries ago so we could have days, weeks, months, and years.

I now realize that’s how both Denise Linn and Dr. Brian Weiss can take you back to any lifetime and help you change the circumstances of that life if you have been troubled by it in some way. This process then trickles through all your lives changing any situation that you have changed.

There is so much to learn no one could learn it all in one lifetime. For me, it opens up a whole world that I am still exploring with a deep passion.


Past Lives, Present Lives and Future Lives, Part One

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Years ago I met an extraordinary woman who my friend Polly said I had to get a reading from at a Psychic Fair in Boulder, Colorado on a Full Moon. Now for some people this is not an extraordinary event. For me is was beyond anything I had ever done. It was my first reading, first Psychic Fair and I had just taken my first Reiki 1 Class the weekend before April, 1985.

So I sat down in front of this kind looking woman who smiled and asked for something that belonged to me that she could hold. So I gave her my keys and introduced to a world I didn’t even know existed.

She immediately looked at me and said you have many past lives. I remember thinking this life has been hard enough I don’t want to even think about past lives or future lives. She smiled and said “You came here because you wanted too, not because you had to.”

I was stunned because I didn’t say what I was thinking. Then she talked about other things that no one knew and the icing on the cake was when she told me that Ethel Prowinski, my other grandmother was around me in the difficult times ahead. I knew I hadn’t ever told anybody Nana (my grandmother through marriage) name.

After a period of time this woman became one of my best friends. I investigated past lives. I went to workshops put on by Brian Weiss and Denise Linn. Eventually I got my friends to go with me on cruises with Brian Weiss and James Van Praggh. Such gifted teachers at all levels.

Eventually Dorothe and I did past life workshops in Boulder and then finally once a month up in the Rocky Mountains at my home. I learned through time how to regress people and do past life flame readings. My world expanded in so many ways through the years and past lives, present lives and future lives are a big part of it. We will be exploring all of these in this blog series. I hope you enjoy them


Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Five

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Welcome to my blog on alternative healing methods that seem effective. Tapping also known as EFT is simple and yet very powerful, especially in terms of releasing stress and any number of painful circumstances in your body and life.

EFT tapping diagram

EFT tapping chart courtesy The Tapping Solution

The points in tapping are used in Reiki, Acupuncture, Acupressure, and many other alternative healing arts. These points are all on the meridians which are energy lines through which chi (life force) flows. When there is a disruption in that flow discomfort or disease is possible. Two of my favorite leaders in the tapping world are Brad Yates and Nick Ortner. They both have books, workshops, and videos.

Another alternative healing system is the Ayurvedic medicine. It is practiced in India and Nepal. Therapies include herbal medicine, special diets, meditation, yoga, massage, oils, and much more. Dosha balance is emphasized. The dosha that needs to be balanced are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Many doctors are both Western physicians and Ayurvedic medical doctors. Deepak Chopra is a good example.

Acupuncture and Acupressure are based on meridians and the points along the meridians. Acupuncture uses needles and requires years of training. Both of these arts are ancient healing arts connecting to points that stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Both of these healing arts are very effective when used consistently on many physical problems. There are many books and references on both of these subjects. There are many alternative healing arts to explore and I would love to read your comments about any of them.

This is the end of this series, but a new series will come out in July.


Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Four

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As we have said previously a Reiki practitioner’s life becomes a statement to the world. There are ideals or rules to help Reiki practitioners’ live a balanced life. These rules have been passed on through many traditions. The heritage of Reiki actually seems to be traced back to the Tibetan monks thousands of years ago and brought to the Western world by Hawayo Takata.

We are multidimensional, multi-sensory beings. We need to nurture ourselves with music, art, color, dance, nature, ritual, prayer, meditation, and unconditional love.

The ethical principles of Reiki or the Rules of Reiki are only suggestions to help you have a happier and more peaceful life existence.

They are :

Just for today do not worry.

Just for today do not anger.

Honor your parents, teacher and elders.

Earn your living honestly.

Show gratitude to everything.

Please remember that these are centuries old so, the language may not be the same as we have today. After a Reiki class Clarity in thinking is enhanced and intuition is opened up dramatically. Emotional traumas are released from their emotional bodies gently over a period of time. There are many different reactions to Reiki treatments and classes. There is no set pattern. Some people cry. Some people laugh and giggle uncontrollably. Some people have intense physical jerking etc that eventually go away.

Reiki defies categorization and classification. It does support us to live passionately. Laughing and crying are good for your immune system. It opens us up to a world that is vast and fascinating, a world where the ego is small and weak. Reiki shows us a path to the interdimensionality of the Universe. We are here to heal ourselves, each other, and the earth. We are all connected to each other with an unbreakable bond. Fighting among ourselves is foolish.

Even the wisest human being on this planet only sees a limited piece of the whole picture of life. Therefore, being able to judge anything accurately is an absurd concept that humans created to make themselves feel more secure on this little blue ball hurling through space.

In the next blog, we will be investigating other healing methods.

If you have any comments or questions please email me at [email protected] with Reiki in the subject title.


Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Three

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When a person takes a Reiki I class they are taking the first step on a very long path. A Reiki practitioner’s life becomes a quiet statement to the world. Reiki stands for healing. Reiki stands for Universal Energy. Reiki helps us become balanced spirituality, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Balance in the physical, spiritual, mental and the emotional bodies is an ongoing, lifelong process. Most people take a reiki class to work on themselves. So one of the first steps is to take care of your body. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Eat healthy food that contribute to the nourishment of your body. Keep your colon clean. Do some form of exercise daily. Breathe deeply. Get enough sleep or rest for your system. Meditate daily. Use discrimination and your inner wisdom around drugs and alcohol.

Our physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies are interconnected. It is vital for your complete health to nurture and heal the multidimensional parts of yourself. Stress in our society has a profound impact on people, causing a disturbance at all levels of their being.

The earth and Nature have great healing power and wisdom. Take a walk along the ocean, a lake, a park or through the woods to connect yourself to the power of Nature.

We will continue this reiki and alternative healing methods blog through many parts because it is a very important and complicated subject.


Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part Two

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We have been told by many teachers throughout time that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, rather we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Reiki changed my life dramatically. Everyone is capable of learning and doing Reiki. Reiki helps us all become clear channels of energy and light. It naturally helps us all heal physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I believe our lives are much like huge tapestries the are woven in combination with our souls, our intentions and Spirit.

In Reiki, we are taught to allow the Universal Life Force to pour through every cell of our being, and then into the person we have put our hands on with intention.

We don’t focus on the person’s pain, illness or complaint. We sit quietly and let the energy flow through our hands into the person, with full confidence that they will receive whatever they need. Some people just feel relaxed. Some experience heat, tingling, fleeting emotional waves and healing at a variety of levels.

In Reiki, one of the important tasks of the Reiki practitioner is to learn to get out of the way when giving a treatment. In Reiki, learning to become a channel or a straw for Universal Life Force is the most important lesson to learn.

Our job is to put our hands on the person with their permission and allow the healing energy to flow through us to wherever it needs to go. There is a knowledge and wisdom in this energy that is beyond our everyday experience. This wisdom is in every cell pulsating through the Universe. Reiki helps that person, no matter what race, religion, creed or class, to heal themselves.

We as practitioners do not need to know how or what needs balancing or fixing.

Unlike massage or other hands-on techniques, giving a Reiki treatment is beneficial to both the giver and the receiver. The more energy the person getting a Reiki treatment needs, the more Reiki benefits the giver experiences.

For me, giving a Reiki treatment turns an hour or a day into a powerful, peaceful healing meditation.

I’ll continue exploring Reiki in the next blog.

Happy Holidays, Patricia

Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods, Part One

Reiki And Alternative Healing Methods

Life has so many twists and turns as we travel down the road of life. If you had asked me in my twenties about my life after 1985 and reiki I would have laughed, and said oh I don’t do weird stuff. Well, now I am one of the “weirdest people” I know.

As I look over the road my life has been amazing in so many ways. I feel so blessed. I don’t understand many of the parts, but I appreciate them and know that for me everything happens for a reason. I do believe in a Cosmic Plan and the Great Mystery. I am writing this series because Reiki has become an integral part of my life. Not teaching Reiki courses for over 3 years was really hard for me. I love watching people transform as they go through the reiki process. Some move through the changes dramatically and quickly. Others change more slowly because, and this is one of the things I like about Reiki, it adapts to what the individual not only needs but can accept at any given time.

I got involved in Reiki in 1985, and even though I was very skeptical about the whole energy/alternative healing paths. And yet taking that course totally changed my life. I felt like someone pulled me off one path and put me in another pair of shoes on a completely new path for my life.

I remember taking my Reiki II class, and I was really surprised that there were only 5 or 6c people from our original 20+ people in the weekend course of Reiki I. I could hardly wait for our Reiki Master Linda to come back to teach the class. She was from Boston and traveled to Boulder to teach classes several times a year. When I asked where were the other people she laughed and said “Only a fraction of the original class are called to take Reiki II.” To be honest I was really surprised.

Down the road I became a traditional Reiki Master for the specific purpose of finding a way to get reiki and alternative healing methods into our educational systems. Luckily I was very successful in doing that in the sense that many of the teachers I knew did take Reiki and many students took it after they graduated from the large high school I taught in. Later on, I still taught teachers, hospice workers, nuns, priests, nurses, social workers and so many other people who found their way to my door over the last 30 years.

We will be exploring Reiki books and many healing modalities that some might consider alternatives over the next few blogs. This is a huge subject that’s time has come.


The Hidden Power of Dreams, Part 4

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Dreams are a nightly occurrence, but we don’t remember them all. Important dreams that the Universe wants you to remember happen at different times usually at pivotal times in our lives. It is really important to get enough sleep to allow your being to function at peak levels.

Researchers have discovered that meditating, no matter what method, improves sleep and dreaming recall.

Dreams have helped people resolve issues that they don’t seem to figure out in their waking state. Dreams have given people health diagnosis long before others have noticed the problems.

There are many people who have different thoughts about dreams but there are many techniques you can explore and help you understand your dreams.

In this blog we are going to explore briefly Lucid Dreaming. The first question most people ask is “What are Lucid Dreams?” Lucid dreams are when you know that you are dreaming while you are asleep. You are aware that the events flashing through your brain aren’t really happening. But the dream feels vivid and real. You usually are able to control how the action unfolds. It is much like you are directing a movie in your sleep.

Prominent figures from ancient to modern times have been fascinated by lucid dreams and have tried to understand their causes and purpose.

A consistent sleep pattern is very helpful for lucid dreaming. that means going to bed around the same time and getting up around the same time. This seems to help the dreamer get into regular sleep cycles so they can do Lucid Dreaming. Apparently substances like drugs and alcohol make it harder to have lucid dreams.

Lucid dreaming has always been an element of the spiritual practices of Taoism, Buddhism and Hinduism, They believed that dreaming is a way to connect more deeply with your soul.

The value of lucid dreaming is enormous. Often people start to feel that personal limitations begin to dissolve, and there’s a sense of being more in control of their personal destiny.

Many people seem to be dreaming about different kinds of animals, birds and creatures of the sea so we going to give some short meanings of some of these creatures in a dream.

Bear – Healer, strength, stamina, introspection

Cat – Independence, cleverness, mystery.

Coyote – Cleverness, playfulness, family dynamics.

Deer – Grace, fertility, regeneration, strength.

Dog – Loyalty, protection, faithfulness.

Elephant – Patience, royalty, power.

Elk – Stamina, nobility, warrior spirit.

Horse – Power, freedom, grace.

Moose – Balance, gentleness, strength, majestic yet awkward.

Squirrel – Energy, intelligence, discovery.

Wolf – Family, loyal, strength.

Dolphin – oy, peace, sacred messenger, wisdom.

Salmon – spiritual knowledge, determination.

Whale – Trust, faith, balance, harmony.

Blue Jay – Courage, speaking the truth, adaptability.

Chickadee – Cheerfulness, joy, fearlessness.

Crow – Magic, mystery, great intelligence, messenger from Spirit.

Dove – Peace, gentleness, love.

Crane – Longevity, focus discipline, vigilance.

Eagle – illumination, spirit, power, and creation.

Hummingbirds – Joy, tireless, energy, delight and hope.

Owl – Wisdom, visionary, magic, feminine energy, ancient secrets.

Raven – Messenger from Spirit, ancient mysteries, shapeshifting.

Robin – New beginnings, joy, activities of creative inner force, happiness.

Turkey – Blessings, generosity, service.

Turtle – Longevity, stability, home and Mother Earth.

Bee – Fertility, Doing the Impossible, abundance, concentration and love.

Butterfly – Transformation, joy and beauty.

I hope you enjoy this blog. Happy Vernal Equinox