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Life Purpose and Past-Life Regression, Part One

I like fortune cookies as much as anyone, but is life really that simple?

I like fortune cookies as much as anyone, but is life really that simple?

Our recent posts about purpose… could be the whole purpose of my blog.

Just kidding.

Life purpose is a great concept when it expands your life. Not when it reduces something complex to a sweet little fortune cookie. Who says there has to be a Tweet-sized “Meaning of life”?

Over at What Is My Purpose?, I learned a lot about you’all from your comments. And then came that wonderful guest post by SARAH about Purpose, Redefined.

Today I thought I would add just a bit to the ongoing inquiry about the true meaning (and value) of life purpose.

Past-life regression gives unique perspective on life purpose

Past-life regression has been important in my personal life since I first experienced it as a client in 1985, thanks to the brilliant skills of Susan Kingsley-Rowe.

Personally, I have experienced many past-life regressions as a client. Professionally I became involved as early as 1986, and the pace picked up after I graduated from studying with Coletta Long, Ph.D. Another bump occurred  when Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(R) was officially trademarked.

Last year, I became certified as a hypnotism instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists and this year I taught my first students how to facilitate Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis, enrolling my first apprentices in the related mentoring program.

Long story short, my interest in past-life regression has hardly been casual. In fact, I’m about to break from blogging to do the first of two such sessions that I’ll facilitate today.

At least I got this background written, explaining why I have the standing to write about purpose in the context of past-life regression. Next we can go on to the fun part.

What I have learned about life purpose from facilitating past-life regression

Hey, Blog-Buddies, I’m back. And here’s the deal.

Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis aims to facilitate permanent healing by moving out frozen blocks (one of the 15 kinds of STUFF identified in Rosetree Energy Spirituality), then adding energetic PUT-IN. As part of this process, I will sometimes guide a client to move forward to a life review related to an incarnation where frozen blocks were removed during the hypnosis session.

And what does JOE or GLADYS learn during a life review?

  • Not, “Did you fulfill your purpose?”
  • Never once has it been, “Did you fulfill your purpose?”

Well, there’s a clue, don’t you think?

Instead, in my experience in the field of past-life regression, a life review explores questions like these:

  •  “What did you learn in that lifetime?”
  • “Did you help anyone else in that lifetime?”

Such questions aren’t only the big, overarching themes for an entire incarnation. They wouldn’t be bad questions to ask yourself tonight before you go to sleep, questions about today.

Life on earth doesn’t have to be about The Playboy Philosophy: “Whoever dies with the most toys… wins.”

Nor does the point of a precious incarnation here at Earth School have to be about one big, fancy purpose like, “Dahling, you are here to be a rock star, rich and famous.”

Life can be plenty meaningful without that, especially if you’re not walking around in spiritual addiction.

Often we accomplish more in a lifetime than we ever know

And tomorrow I’ll share a story that illustrates that beautifully. Meanwhile, questions or comments, anyone?


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  1. 1
    Jnana says:

    Would it be beneficial to do a research session to determine the impact of a past life regression on certain chakra databanks before one does a regression?

    There are a few intentions I wish to explore. Would a research session point me in the direction of greatest gain?

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    Kylie says:

    Rose, reading this criteria: “What did you learn in that lifetime. Did you help anyone else in that lifetime” made me cry. I would guess that that is not the criteria I’ve judged myself by in many lifetimes. When I first started working with Rosetree Energy Spirituality I was pretty hung up on finding my special purpose. That’s a concept I haven’t even thought about in so long now.

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    Ali says:

    I’m getting interested in the language that is used for concepts that are in some ways beyond the scope of language. For instance, what do you think about “purpose” versus “mission?” There is a book I love, “Embraced by the Light” where the author talks about people having a “mission” to fulfill on earth, and then leaving (i.e. dying) once their mission is complete. Maybe I can understand it as, ‘a mission to learn a certain lesson,’ and then that would vibe with that super-beautiful way you put it: “What did I learn? Who did I help?”

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    Well, ALI, you hardly need my permission to use any language that brings you hope in life, or adds to your sense of what is “super-beautiful.”

    (Thanks for that.)

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    KYLIE, I can totally relate. Those of us who are serious about making this life count can sometimes treat ourselves so harshly.

    Another thing I love about your comment here: You hint at the big, overriding theme I have mentioned in our first article in this series on Life Purpose.

    The more STUFF we have stuck in our auras (at the level of the subconscious mind), the more likely we are to worry about fulfilling our purpose.

    Incidentally, ALI, that same problem remains even if you swap out a synonym for purpose like “Mission.”

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    JNANA, thank you for your practical questions in Comment 1 here.

    First, related to this: “Would it be beneficial to do a research session to determine the impact of a past life regression on certain chakra databanks before one does a regression?”

    That’s a more complex question than you might think. So keep reading, Dear Heart.

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    You’re asking about Thrill Your Soul Aura Reading Research, where you can research the impact of any life choice in advance.

    As you know from experience, the way this research centerpiece works is that first the session facilitator researches a baseline of your chakra databanks.

    Usually that is somewhere between 8-10 chakra databanks, like “The Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Growth” and “The Root Chakra Databank for Physical Health.”

    In the second part of the session, you name one choice at a time. Like, “Do a session of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis.”

    (BTW, I am not the only professional hypnotist who works with this trademarked system. Click here for a list of apprentices in my Mentoring Program in Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis — scroll down a bit to find this.)

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    Now that all you Blog-Buddies can understand JNANA’s question in Comment #1, the answer is yes and no.

    Yes, sure, it never hurts to research any choice with Thrill Your Soul Aura Reading Research.

    Clients tell me it is accurate. And it does help you avoid being a guinea pig in your own experiment of life.

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    However, I’m more inclined to answer “No” in this particular case.

    Meaning, if you are doing a whole research session with me (or another practitioner of Rosetree Energy Spirituality), it won’t hurt to add this to your set of research items.

    However, it wouldn’t be terribly cost effective to do a whole session of this type just to research the impact of a session of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis. In my next comment, I’ll tell you why I don’t think it is necessary.

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    Bottom line, if I feel that Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis would be appropriate for you, I will tell you during a personal session.

    If I don’t feel it will be appropriate, I won’t schedule it for you. Not until, in my professional opinion, scheduling this WOULD be appropriate for you.

    So this is the main reason why, unless you’re already doing a session of Soul Thrill Aura Reading Research, it really isn’t needed to research doing this type of session.

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    It is a real consumer safeguard, I think, that the talented people I recommend as practitioners of this form of past-life regression share my versatility for having additional skills for aura healing, plus full Stage Three Energetic Literacy.

    I remember talking to GLADYS, a fellow regression therapist, about our work in this general specialty within hypnotism.

    She vented for quite a while about how frustrating it was for her to have certain clients. Because they just didn’t get good results. Then they gave her a hard time. And maybe she felt bad about collecting her fee when the clients were so dissatisfied.

    GLADYS was a very skilled hypnotist. The problem was, she didn’t have any other way to help a client. So she was stuck, responding to anyone who wanted an appointment, agreeing to do past-life regression on anybody willing to walk through the door.

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    This kind of problem just hasn’t happened to me.

    Sure, I have had the occasional client for past-life regression who wasn’t a good fit with my personality and chose to do only one session.

    However, the session still worked. There was never any question about whether the client succeeded at hypnosis.

    And that’s because my policy helps me ascertain quite well which clients will be appropriate for this modality… before they are scheduled for a session with me of past-life regression. If a client isn’t ready for that quite yet, I have other ways to help.

    So it isn’t either past-life regression or nothing. And it isn’t like past-life regression or, hey, I’ll give you a psychic reading or take out my tarot cards.

    If you seek aura healing, I can find ways to help because of having a variety of skill sets for doing just that.

    As do those professionals I have trained in past-life regression, experts who are furthering their skills through personal apprenticing.

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    You can be sure, JNANA, before any of my clients flies across an ocean to join me on this continent for an in-person session, that I wouldn’t agree to make the appointment unless I was convinced that it could benefit that particular client significantly.

    Which brings me to the second question in your thought-provoking Comment #1:

    “There are a few intentions [for past-life regression] I wish to explore. Would a research session point me in the direction of greatest gain?”

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    During that preparation time, I ask questions that are important technically for my helping you.

    What else? You learn some technical things about hypnotism in general, past-life regression in general, and Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis in particular.

    Also we make a list of personal goals that you have in life at this time — both things you desire more of and problem areas that can be related to removal of frozen blocks.

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    That list of goals is often quite long, which can be helpful in itself. Many a client has been inspired at the possibilities for self-actualization that emerge during this conversation. Often my client considers important new ideas for moving forward on his or her personal path to Enlightenment.

    Or whatever you call that very individual set of choices you are empowered to make for personal development….

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    Right before going into hypnosis, you then choose your goal for that session.

    And away we go!

    So, JNANA, the skill set of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis is quite complete from your perspective as a “consumer.”

    You won’t even get an appointment unless I am reasonably certain that you will benefit.

    And you don’t choose a goal for that particular session of past-life regression without first understanding in depth the possibilities for you with this particular modality.

    (Something this blog is not designed to do for anyone. Rather, this blog aims to supply an appropriate level of detail for a smart consumer of personal development services.)

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    Once you are well prepared, and have selected your goal, the skill set itself is effective.

    Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis is a very systematic, rigorous skill set within the field of past-life regression.

    The prerequisites to practice are professional skills as a hypnotist, using the gold standard within this field, the program developed by the National Guild of Hypnotists, where I am licensed as an instructor.

    Then comes the training within this unique, trademarked methodology. Here is a link that brings you to many related articles I have written about this distinctive form of past-life regression.

    I think of GLADYS, who emerged from her session and said to me, with huge round eyes, “This work is deeeeeeeeeeeeeep!”

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    My policy, JNANA, is to strongly recommend that any client interested in Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis® begin with a regular session of RES Energy HEALING.


    Many of the reasons a newbie might seek past-life regression can be satisfied more easily and quickly with a regular phone session.

    I have witnessed this time and again. Some clients also go forward to do one or more sessions of past-life regression, but often the regular sessions of Rosetree Energy Spirituality work just fine to fulfill the client’s concerns for personal growth.

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    Beyond that, what else happens during a session of RES Energy HEALING? I assess my client.

    In this blog I don’t go into the sort of technical detail that is shared with my apprentices who are learning to become expert healers with Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.

    Suffice it to say, we can assess when past-life regression would be helpful for a client, versus when it really wouldn’t be in a client’s best interest to go for this type of session, at least yet.

    (And if you look at the lists of my apprentices and graduates for Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®, you’ll see that so far every one of them is also a graduate or apprentice in the Mentoring Program in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.)

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    Here is what happens when you have a first session of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.

    It lasts three hours, while the follow-ups last two hours. (And for years I have charged just one third of my regular fee for extra hour, because I want to encourage new clients for this type of session. Which includes preparing them properly, even if otherwise they might think they “know enough” and want to rush ahead.)

    So what happens, JNANA, when we are in a first session of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®? We have a nice chunk of time together to prepare you to receive the best results.

    Unlike a 55-minute session of RES Energy HEALING, you do not need to bring an intention to your session. No need to prepare in any way, other than not coming drunk or stoned on weed. 😉

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    Jnana says:

    Thank you Rose for the detailed reply.

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    Kira says:

    I’m glad you asked that question, Jnana. I hadn’t thought of it myself, but as soon as I saw it, I realized I wanted to know that too.

  23. 23
    Kira says:

    Thanks, Rose, from me as well for the answer.

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    Suz says:

    What did I learn?
    Who did I help?

    Thank you for helping me remember that. I always knew it, but forgot. It sure feels better and fuller than “Did I fulfill my mission / purpose?”

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