By Lori Lines
Sometimes we meet someone, and there is an instant and intense magnetism. Occasionally, this magnetism is more than just attraction and immediate rapport. This may have happened to you already, or you could be in the throws of attraction right now. These connections can become relationships that begin with sheer bliss, love bombing, and a wonderful sense of innocence but then they sometimes end in shattering heartbreak. If you have experienced heartache such as this, you may be surprised to know it turned out exactly how you planned it!
This instantaneous, powerful pull we feel toward someone may mean we are experiencing a karmic connection. This is also known as a soul contract or agreement. It is a commitment we made on the Other Side to teach/help one another achieve a certain level of enlightenment and spiritual awakening. Whether or not each person chooses to go within and take the lesson for what it is is up to each relationship participant.
There are specific telltale signs that help identify a karmic connection. The first was already discussed as an intense, undeniable draw toward a person at first sight. This immense allure is followed by a honeymoon period of happiness, delight and attachment. Afterward, the intensity of emotion and connection to that person will remain, but, more often than not, the passion's fire may become too hot to handle. These relationships are recognized by how challenging, frustrating, and rocky they can be. The highs are high, and the lows are the pits!
If we are observant and aware, throughout these highs and lows, we will notice the same issues will keep presenting themselves, perhaps under a different cover or in a different relationship, but the insult usually adds to the same injury again and again.
Whether we need to learn self-love, self-worth, humility, empowerment, or to release what no longer serves us, we will keep being pulled through the relationship tests and patterns until we have learned the original lesson we are meant to learn about ourselves.
Another telltale sign of a karmic connection are all the mixed emotions and angst we feel while in relationship to another. "I love them; I can't stand them," "I'm done; I can't walk away." Karmic connections are full of interpersonal and intra-personal conflict as well as compatibility. That is because our spirit doesn't feel right walking away (the pull) before the lesson is learned, but it is quite painful to have to keep reliving the same hurts, which can be quite confusing especially if there is a level of compatibility. Until the karmic contract is fulfilled, and the lessons are learned, we will always feel like we have unfinished business that will weigh on us until our spirit deems it's finished.
According to the Vedic philosophies, there are seven relationship types. Each relationship type corresponds to one of the seven primary chakras. Relationships relating to the lower chakras, the root, the sacral, and the solar plexus are full of challenges and result in more unhappiness than the higher chakras. As such, karmic connections often arise when one needs to heal the lower chakras.
The root chakra represents our sense of security, stability, and provision. Root chakra relationships are wrought with issues of the unhealthy ego, jealousy, insecurity, and survival. The emotional instability within one or both partners leads to intense highs and lows in the relationship bringing up selfishness, and emotional barriers. Karmic connections that are intended to heal the root chakra are meant to teach us inner balance, the ability to provide for the self, and the need to develop a secure sense of belonging within...regardless if the relationship is meant to be healed or not.
The sacral chakra is our pleasure center. It is the home to our creativity, our passion, our emotions, and our desire for creature comforts. Karmic sacral chakra relationships are laden with issues surrounding selfishness, greed, self-preservation and worry. The self-serving nature of one or both partners leads to alienation, self-centeredness, obsessiveness, compulsion and a lack of passion and balance. These karmic connections that are designed to heal the sacral chakra are meant to foster emotional maturity, empathy, patience, and an appreciation for life's pleasures.
The solar plexus chakra is what feeds our self-worth and our self-confidence. Solar plexus connections are generally the happiest of the lower chakra relationships, though these connections are not without trials. These karmic connections are affected by issues surrounding shallowness, false appearances, lack of authenticity and the desire for admiration. The lack of humility and a compulsive need to keep up appearances (even when the relationship has outlasted itself) can lead to a tendency toward "one-upmanship" and an absence of partnership equality. Ultimately, resentment and anger can develop if there is a perception of being held back or outshined. Karmic connections designed to heal the solar plexus chakra are meant to foster a stable sense of self-worth, personal integrity, motivation for higher purposes, and responsibility for one's own fate.
A cosmic spiritual love and a deeply spiritual purpose of enlightenment is what brings karmic partners together. In my own past life regressions, I was able to experience and witness a life-between-life where a very intense karmic connection and I were planning this current life to be intensely drawn together for the shared purpose to incite triggers and provide opportunity to heal ourselves, within, after the relationship was sabotaged. The challenges that presented themselves in the relationship caused me to learn very painful lessons that I chose to acknowledge and to transcend. Though the physical loss of the eternal spiritual partner can be devastating in this lifetime, it does not mean karmic relationships should last. In the end, the polarities of energies will reveal themselves, and just as the two were magnetized to one another, they can also be repelled. It is rare, in one lifetime, for these partners to return and fully integrate into a physical spiritual partnership, unless both find themselves on the same page of enlightenment, learned through their individual experiences, at a later time.
I often go back to the memory my regression provided, with my spiritual attachment, at our time of planning. I remember his presence and our cosmic conversation while we were in the ethereal realm, and I feel such a satisfying love that his soul provided me to feel within myself. There is no greater sacrifice of the self and for the other, to incite such transformative pain. And, after the pain is transcended, when the uncovering of that spiritual truth of love is felt once again, there's nothing greater or more satisfying when you know you've passed the test. The test leading to experience oneself as fully whole and balanced without the same triggers that the partner once incited. There is no greater love, between souls, such as this.
The danger of the karmic connection is to cling to the familiarity, the intensity, and at times, the codependency. As heartbreaking as it can be, know when it is time to walk away. It's important to do so in peace, knowing you and your karmic connection share such a profound sacred love that you decided it was a journey worth traveling and a loss worth enduring for the sake of mutual enlightenment.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Reincarnation is akin to a new semester after a well-deserved vacation in the spirit world. A soul's journey does not end with death. Death is just a stop-over...a vacation for reflection and letting go of the dense physical body rooted in 3D reality. It is a respite for the soul after a life-long struggle against the storms of life which have a drastic effect upon the physical, mental, and emotional health of a person. When the body is no longer needed, the soul discards the physical vessel, and moves on to the astral planes of existence where it refreshes itself and prepares for the next "semester" in a new form, with renewed innocence and vigor.
In order to gain mastery over life and to live at oneness with all creation with unconditional love, the soul usually chooses to go through the challenges of the endless cycle of birth and death for the purpose of growth and creation.
The karmic lessons of hardships are the repercussions of our choices which we need to balance and progress spiritually. Every experience, good or bad, pleasant or traumatic, contributes toward the empowerment of the soul.
Below are some (but not all) of the signs which highlight the experiential truths of reincarnation:
Reincarnation is a thoroughfare to reaching great spiritual heights. When one participates in a QHHT session, we explore many of these signs and symptoms of reincarnation and their karmic effects on the current lifetime. If and when the Higher-self deems it in the participant's highest good to clear negative symptoms it is completely within the realm of possibility for one to do so and to move forward living a happier and more productive life, with new understanding.
In love and truth,
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Awakening & Isolation. My Friends and Family Think I've Lost My Marbles. What's up with that? You Asked...
By Lori Lines
Entering the realm of higher consciousness is spoken about with positive intentions, however, the spiritual journey of expanding consciousness can be gritty and painful as we are bombarded with truth about the way we have been living under a type of spell or dream in an unconscious way.
Of course, we are not aware we've been living in a dream world until we experience a series of catalysts that wake us up. Some of us wake up like a bandaid ripped off, exposing our wounds, while we are left to deal with the aftermath of pain, disappointments, guilt, remorse, fear, and even depression. It is where the dark night of the soul can enter, encountered with our darker side, where exposure of traumas and fears are commonly felt.
Some of us wake up over a period of time and its subtleties are barely perceptible when one day, we are compelled to look back at our life progress and see, really see, how we have evolved from where we began to where we are now in our souls evolution.
Suffice it to say that waking up is a journey to a new reality that's based in truth we've never perceived before. And, when that time comes, those who are near and dear to us may or may not be on that same path as this new reality we suddenly find ourselves living.
To be supported and encouraged by those we love and trust would be a wonderful aid in the process of waking up, yet you may find yourself feeling alone and isolated. At this crucial time in one's spiritual evolution, one may feel judged and mocked by those once thought would champion you. In fact, this is very common. Yet, this sense of isolation can be a side-effect and a further catalyst for awakening. However, all is not lost. Interpersonal relationships can still be navigated during awakening, once we come to understand and accept certain principles.
One principle is you will lose people. People come into our lives for a variety of reasons. Even close friends may decide your notions, your belief systems and your new paradigms to be too "far fetched" for them. They may even determine that you aren't the person they have come to know. Or, as you ascertain new truths that change your vibrational frequency, you may decide that they no longer resonate with you and, sadly, may have to let them go.
Once you accept that everyone is responsible for their own spiritual journey, even if they do not understand you or they haven't figured out they are on one yet, you will be more at peace when others walk away, eventually.
Another perspective you may want to consider is that you aren't here to change anyone's mind. When we try to do this, it becomes a waste of energy, especially when others are not ready to hear you out. Some people that seemed so reasonable before you began awakening, suddenly judge you or dig in their heels when you try to express yourself while their paradigms are challenged. There will be people who will be dismissive and disagreeable no matter what you have to say. And, you know what? That is OK!
My suggestion is not to argue with people who are committed to disagreeing with you or who are committed to misunderstanding you. Because they will. Believe me. In no longer attempting to sway others to your new way of thinking is not spiritual bypassing; this is acknowledging that it is not your duty to change a closed mind. There will be people who will be open to have these discussions with you, to open to hearing what you have to say, all the while checking into their own triggers. And if there is not, then it's not time...even more reason to go within, to journal, to meditate, to explore your new reality on certain matters, and to connect to your newly-found higher consciousness.
An important distinction to make is your spiritual itinerary is your own. It does not need to align with anyone else's until you have integrated your newly found self and have become more confident in who you have become. As you expand your consciousness, coming to new realizations and connecting the figurative dots like never before, you will want to share the invigorating and revitalization energy with those close to you! But, I would not recommend it unsolicited. Not everyone has the same timetable of spiritual awakening. You could present frightening ideas, that challenge another's reality and their ego. This doesn't make these people unevolved or "lesser-than," it simply isn't their time. And, it may never be their time. I always try to err on the side of being respectful of that.
What's important to remember is you are not alone. Even if your friends and family don't see eye-to-eye with you, there are people and communities that you can become a part of when you are ready, there is spiritual literature you can read and mentors you can learn from. Just be prudent and discerning of the information you ingest and the people you trust, as during a spiritual awakening process one can feel disoriented, vulnerable and unclear, therefore, one might attract those whose vibration is the same, rendering them to be untrustworthy in the long-term. And, it must be said, that not every philosophy warrants credence.
There are a lot of credible, loving people who may not have experienced your unique journey but have experienced the highs and lows of spiritual awakening, when they, too, felt alone. Your journey is as unique and personal as you are, yet it is communal. Know that many people have walked a path of awakening that have become self-realized and even more enlightened. Those are the people to seek out, of course, with an eye toward discernment. And rest in the knowing that the collective consciousness is awakening overall.
In love and truth,
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By Lori Lines
Critical thinking is glorified from early childhood. Children are encouraged to make sense of given circumstances, based on verifiable information.
Children are rarely asked why they feel something happens. Instead, they are asked why they think it happens, or why they think something comes to be. The children who live up to these expectations can go on to become skilled critical thinkers and logicians.
Being able to deduce and induce logically can solve a lot of problems. Most people engage in a logical deduction at some point in their day. However, when the critical thinker favors logic to the point that they neglect intuition, very valuable forms of knowledge and true understanding are lost. The risk the overly critical thinker is presented with is to grow dull to their truth, personal experience, and instinct.
In the last few decades, there has been a new appreciation for the sacred wisdom from within. Children are being taught meditation in school and at home. They are learning to still the monkey mind and hear the whisper of their inner wisdom more clearly. It is important for children to become familiar with such practices young because what the overly critical thinker is often missing is confidence. As such, the critical thinker relies on facts. A fact is just a succinct term for a notion that is widely accepted as true. This is evident in this day and age when we find facts are not always facts due to the rampant disinformation that's churned out by most of the larger media outlets.
In a world where the collective consciousness is stirring from its slumber, facts are not as trustworthy as they once appeared to be. There is a communal spiritual awakening to the wisdom of the universe, spiritual truths, and multi-dimensionality. Finally, the shifting of realities can be perceived. Facts are becoming outdated as the potential biases of “reality” are revealed.
In a world where everything changes and old “truths” can hinder and hurt, what can be trusted? The sacred wisdom of the universe, spiritual truths, and personal truths. An individual's experience is what matters, not what others can confirm they have also experienced and is therefore deemed fact. The unresolved critical thinker must get off the fence now or risk being lost in an ocean of old truths, confusion, and antiquated "facts."
Yet, the exclusively critical thinker often finds comfort on the fence. They fear commitment to their truths and the risk of being wrong. These fears can trigger either the ego’s insecurity or arrogance. The insecure ego is apprehensive about being responsible for their truth and will want to avoid looking or feeling foolish. Whereas, the fear of being wrong can be dissonant with an arrogant ego and the notion that they don’t make mistakes, when in fact, there is no eternal version of right and wrong. The human experience is always in flux. Naturally, so is everyone’s perspective and truth.
The overly critical thinker would be wise to find courage, make a choice, and overcome their fears. If they are capable of reconnecting to their intuition, instinct, and spiritual insight, they will gain a compass of truth, integrity, and wisdom. This compass will have a true north, no matter what reality they perceive.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Embarking on a healing journey with the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique can lead to a powerful quantum shift that leads to healing transformation. However, QHHT may initially seem perplexing and leave a participant with profound questions. During hypnosis, a participant can unite with their higher consciousness, revisit past lives, and venture anywhere in the realm of infinite dimensions, to face the root source of their dis-ease or illness and achieve healing. Understandably, one may start to question “reality” as they have come to know it after a QHHT session. A common question tends to be, "how do I know if the past life memories, visions, and dreams that I experienced during hypnosis were real?”
It is expected a participant will question some aspects of the experience. However, becoming over-analytical can not only hinder the growth we can achieve from the session it can also inhibit any future benefit from QHHT sessions.
Dolores Cannon, founder of the QHHT modality, taught the higher self should be treated like a cherished friend. Ultimately, what better friend is there? When a cherished friend shares confidence, one does not fact check their admission and question their credibility. That would cause estrangement in the relationship and inhibit said friend from sharing pertinent information in the future. Until we learn to let go and trust. The higher self and intuition are the same. To excessively question our own credibility causes the information that has been shared to lose effect and can stymie imparting wisdom in the future.
Perhaps a more constructive question would be, “why shouldn’t this be true?” The truth is, as multidimensional beings if we can envision it, dream it, or experience it as a past life (or parallel life) experience, it falls into the realm of possibility.
A general understanding of the quantum aspect of QHHT is foundational to understanding a multidimensional existence. The quantum theory is that everything is energy and that energy can travel any distance, at any time, making all points in space and time theoretically equal. The theory of multidimensionality asserts there are multiple layers of reality or dimensions.
Much like the conscious and the subconscious mind or the parasympathetic nervous system, and it’s three sub-systems, and the automatic nervous system, their multiple dimensions run concurrently. As such, one can be in the dimension they are currently conscious of, while multitudes of other versions of self are realizing other destinies and lifetimes, in the past, present, and future. Based solely on the mathematical possibilities, there can be billions, possibly infinite, dimensions, experiences, and beings linked to a singular higher consciousness. Therefore, it is reasonable to assert there is a greater likelihood that past life experience, vision, or dream has occurred rather than it has not.
As Neale Donald Walsch said, “there is a Divine purpose behind everything, and therefore a Divine presence in everything." Perhaps, the question should shift from “are the past life memories, visions, and dreams that I experienced during hypnosis real?” to “what is the Divine purpose in seeing the past life memories, visions, and dreams I experienced during hypnosis?”
The higher self will never present anything the participant is ill-prepared for, unable to cope with or cannot benefit from. If there is a Divine purpose and presence in everything and every experience while under hypnosis during a QHHT session is aimed at the participants' betterment and healing, should it matter if the experiences are “real” or not? Would a participant that experienced a quantum shift so powerful it cured a pervasive disease, or helped them move forward from harrowing trauma care if the past life experiences, or dreams they witnessed while under hypnosis during a QHHT session were real? Probably not!
When the parallel is drawn between a QHHT session and any another healing modality, are the same questions paramount? When an acupuncturist or a counselor fosters healing and growth in the process, does one question how they came upon their healing knowledge, beyond their academic background? Does the participant question how they came upon the symptomology to provide the practitioner to facilitate healing? Not typically, especially not if it is efficacious.
Of course, asking questions is a normal healthy part of any new experience, and an experienced QHHT practitioner will welcome any questions the participant has. Though, the participant should be sure to ask questions that make the most of the Divine plan, purpose, and healing.
The beauty of the regressive part of QHHT is that every experience can be easily connected to the current lifetime and presents understanding and answers to current maladies and problems, where the higher self deems appropriate at the time.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
The well wishes or salutations of "love and light" are frequently uttered, but do we truly embrace this precept at its core? A quote by Viktor Frankl, captures the idea of "love and light" more fully, "what gives light must endure burning." We can take this to mean, to be of the light we must first be able to endure the true trials of spiritual awakening. To acknowledge and explore the ugly, scary, traumatic, and raw aspects of who we are. Anything less is a form of avoidance referred to as spiritual bypassing.
Spiritual bypassing is a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks." It is a term introduced by Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, John Welwood in the 1980s. Spiritual bypassing is both avoidance and the practice of legitimizing avoidance.
Spiritual bypassing is a defense mechanism known as avoidance coping. It tends to be a dysfunctional way of coping that involves behavioral changes and escapism to avoid thinking, feeling or experiencing things that are undesirable or distressing. In simple terms, it is a means of avoiding stressors instead of dealing with them. Avoidance coping usually leads to additional stress, depression and anxiety. As such, spiritual bypassing worsens stress by prolonging healing, allowing internal issues to grow and diminish personal empowerment.
When we use spirituality to avoid, suppress, or escape uncomfortable realities, it can become a crutch and a dependency like alcohol or drugs. Spiritual bypassing gives us a false sense of happiness and security, which is why we defer to it so easily. However, it undermines true spiritual healing, self-actualization, spiritual awakening, and enlightenment. Spiritual bypassing can be very deceiving, to break out of this cycle of coping we must be able to identify it.
"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better!" Blind optimism is a common form of spiritual bypassing. It is a BandAid that can numb and detach us from the challenges of reality. Sweeping comments about how things will work out in the end and how everything happens for a reason, though well-meaning, can rob us of the power our choices and behaviors have on our lives.
Blind optimism, when turned inward, is the avoidance of the shadow self. When we blindly accept ourselves as "perfectly imperfect," while this may be true, we may be avoiding authentic self-reflection at times. To every human being, there is light, dark and grey. By avoiding the unsavory within ourselves, we hinder our ability to grow and self-actualize. Without acknowledging the darkness within us we cannot truly embrace the light of truth.
Spiritual bypassing also appears when we devalue others as involved and view ourselves as superior based on where WE perceive ourselves and others to be on the spiritual journey. We cannot express "love and light" with hatred and judgment in our hearts toward anyone, their energies are mutually exclusive. Yes, awakened individuals may disagree with others, but they should not devalue them. In the end, judging others is a means of spiritually bypassing because it avoids having to focus on ourselves and shifts the attention to others. It can be a tough pill to swallow when we realize our disdain and judgment of someone else has everything to do with ourselves.
I have never observed this so rampant as I have in the spiritual "lightworker" community. Especially coming from those unwilling to see the specific realities going on in the world while asserting, "I only observe what keeps me in my joy" all the while everything around them is in chaos and falling apart. While this form of escapism can offer a temporary reprieve, in those times when we feel overwhelmed, it behooves us to try to understand that there's a lesson and a purpose for every one of us, individually, while the chaos is occurring. Hence, our shared oneness of our humanity.
In fact, in this political climate, during a time of such political divisiveness "love and light" is in very short supply. We are all entitled to our opinions and value systems. However, directing hatred that resides within us toward world leaders, other nations, or people with differing viewpoints not only impairs our journey of spiritual awakening but the spiritual awakening of the collective subconscious as well.
Spirituality and spiritual awakening are not pretty, they necessitate hard work and discomfort when navigating ourselves and our relationship with others, which can lead to painfully harsh realities. If there is hate within you, seek to work through that, not to propagate it out into the world. We must strive to be present and, in the moment, embracing the fallible humanity within all of us. To self-actualize we must not run from ourselves, we must burn away all that stands between us, our self-love, and our love toward our fellow human beings. To achieve enlightenment, we must not run away from humanity by perceiving ourselves above it, we must challenge anything within us that stands between us and our contribution to healing the collective unconscious.
In love and truth,
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By Lori Lines
The Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique, referred to as QHHT, is a powerful means of healing, spiritual awakening, and self-actualization. Information about the hypnosis and regressing portion of the practice is often shared, yet details about the interview process are harder to find. This may contribute to the misinformation that the interview process is secondary to QHHT, when in fact this segment of the process is arguably just as important.
The interview process typically lasts two to three hours, in my office...mostly longer than the hypnosis session itself. During the interview, the practitioner will ask all sorts of questions about your expectations and hopes for the session. You will be met with questions about your past and your present life regarding your relationships, career, health, and much more. The practitioner's goal will be finding out not only who you are, but how you came to be who you are. We will try to identify any karmic cycles, life patterns, and relationship archetypes that you tend to engage in. The practitioner will ensure they address what you hope to heal and prepare for any unexpected deviations your Higher-Self may want to take. After all, your Higher-Self will lead you to your QHHT session for a purpose. At the end of the interview, your practitioner will address any questions and concerns you may have. Remember, the better prepared, the more effective this healing practice.
Your practitioner is a trained professional, as such, you can expect several certainties for your interview. The practitioner should have a non-judgmental approach, regardless of what you disclose during the interview. The goal is to gather information to facilitate your healing process. A talented practitioner will listen to more than the words you speak. We also have an analytical mindset. We are trained to look for similar experiences, familial and romantic archetypes, and patterns of behavior that arise during the interview process.
Preparation is essential to benefit from the collaborative effort of your Higher-Self and your QHHT practitioner. Keep in mind, it is your Higher-Self who decides what needs to be healed and the path your healing will take. The Quantum element of QHHT implies your healing can take place at any time in any place. Your healing can happen in the present, in the future, in the recent past, in the distant past, such as a past life. As such, your practitioner will prepare for the expected course that you discuss with them, and the unexpected course your Higher-Self may choose.
When a practitioner questions you, it's imperative to not hold back. Just like withholding your health information from your medical doctor, who cannot treat symptoms they are not aware of, a practitioner cannot adequately facilitate your healing of what is not acknowledged. Moreover, QHHT is a powerful process of spiritual awakening through healing, self-realization and enlightenment. Spiritual transformation requires acceptance. You cannot release what you do not first acknowledge and accept.
Truthfully, there is no need to withhold information. A QHHT session is a safe space, where the practitioner's goal is to be of help. An experienced practitioner has heard many stories, confessions and secrets. We are trained to use your personal information for your highest good, to ask intelligent questions and for your spiritual betterment. If, for instance, you feel moved to confess a deed which you feel guilty about or something that is frowned upon by society, voice it. Your practitioner knows you are not boasting about your misdeeds, you are seeking deep spiritual healing and awakening. You are seeking help to stop maladaptive behaviors, dispel low vibrational thoughts, and break toxic patterns. No matter how "ugly" your confession may seem to you, you are seeking growth and personal development, this is admirable, not contemptible.
All sessions are held in strict confidence.
It is believed one is guided to a QHHT practitioner for a higher purpose and profound reason. Allow the process to progress naturally. Embrace all aspects of your journey with an open heart and an open mind. Prepare for this healing journey of spiritual awakening and enlightenment as you would for a long-awaited voyage, to a magnificent destination, because the healing journey to enlightenment is just that.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Sometimes it is not easy to wish another well. Every now and then, perhaps more often than we like to admit, we can feel that those who suffer get what they deserve.
It's especially easy to feel that way about one who is the source of suffering to others. We may even take a special delight when those who have caused harm are getting those "just rewards." Who doesn't feel a surge of glee when the wicked witch of the west melts before our eyes after Dorothy accidentally splashes her with water?
But, back in Kansas, life is a bit more complicated and less clear-cut. It's not always to discriminate the innocent farm girls and the evil sorcerer. Blue gingham dresses and black pointy hats just are not indicators of moral condition. The difference is, between witches and farm girls, and the differences between all of us are always matters of degree rather than quality. There are things that we might call good and bad in each one of us. No one is wholly good and none is wholly evil. When we see deeply into the life of those we are inclined to despise, we can recognize that whatever vile acts one may commit does not completely express all that they are.
We can understand that their hatred and greed arise from fear, self-centeredness, ignorance and misunderstanding. The very thing that afflicts all of us from time to time. I'm convinced there's enough in each of us to make us both a Dorothy and a Wicked Witch.
If we ever lose sight of the moral ambiguity that pervades the human condition, we run great risks. Without insight into our own propensity to act in unwholesome ways we become blind to our own faults. And I'm not talking just about the way we may treat others, I'm talking about the way we treat ourselves. Without insight into the goodness of others, it becomes all-too-easy to hate them. Especially when we feel our hatred is justified by their wrongdoings. But these reactions distort the reality of what we are and lead us to behave unskillfully in ways that cause suffering to ourselves and to others. They incline us to forget how much the personalities of all of us are shared by circumstances beyond our control. Who knows how Dorothy might have turned out had she been raised in a gloomy castle surrounded by flying monkeys, instead of the loving arms of Auntie Em.
The dangers inherent in forgetting that we are all capable of wholesome and unwholesome actions have led sages throughout history to urge us to love our enemies as well as ourselves and our neighbors. I consider this admonition to be one of humanity's truly great moral developments. Although loving our enemies may be one of the most difficult things that we can possibly do, rivaled perhaps only to loving ourselves, it is clearly one of the most beneficial practices we can perform.
It is easy to see how hatred lies at the root of much human misery, but what we seem to find difficult is accepting that we cannot end hatred by hating. Hating those who hate may feel cathartic, and even righteous, but it brings us no closer to a solution to what is a very deep problem. As the Buddha put it, "In this world, hostility is never appeased by hostility; only in the absence of hatred does hatred cease."
Only love and compassion for others can end hostility and hatred. We can never transform an enemy into a friend with hate.
We also forget what hating others does to us as individuals. Hatred is a manifestation of our false self. It creates darkness in our soul and it is not what we truly are. To allow ourselves to be consumed by hatred distorts us, wounds us and scars us. It spills over into every aspect of our lives and causes us to misperceive the world, confusing the beautiful and the ugly, the true and the false, the skillful and the unskillful. Hatred is sure to cause us to suffer and is, itself, a manifestation of suffering.
While it's not difficult to grasp how hatred can perpetuate animosity between people and disfigure our own basic goodness, it's also not easy to find alternatives. How does one erase a lifetime of conditioning in which we've been encouraged to detest others? Hatred can become a habit that is not so simple to break.
On occasion I will work with clients, through coaching and/or QHHT, who have come to the realization that their belief systems have been conditioned and erred on the side of hate and hostility and they will be given tools to work with to transform the suffering that this conditioning has perpetuated. There are ways to imprint our spirit on a deep level to feel happier and more joyful as animosity softens into a feeling of freedom and liberation from self-limiting thoughts and bad feelings.
On another note, it has occurred to me that if my enemies are truly happy and free from suffering then, perhaps, they wouldn't be enemies. After all, what makes them such difficult people may be their own struggle with suffering.
And, what I do know is this: relieving a little of the hostility of just one person, myself, will make the world a little better for everyone. Knowing this, I can easily affirm the statement of the 14th Dalai Lama, "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
To act, we must call upon our wisdom. Seeing suffering and being willing to heal it does not guarantee that we will act wisely. Very compassionate people may still act in very foolish ways. To be wisely compassionate requires especially that we attend carefully to our own lives first and treat ourselves with compassion. What we learn from self compassion provides important clues for the compassionate treatment of others. And, thus we return to the importance of the Golden Rule.
Learning to practice compassion for ourselves and others is a lifetime endeavor but it is one of the more important things we can do.
By Lori Lines
If a loved one falls sick, what would give you the most comfort? Taking your loved one to a resident physician who has one year into their residency and has just begun to see patients or a physician who has completed residency and has been treating patients for years? Considering the potent healing power that Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique has to offer, choosing your practitioner should be no different than choosing an experienced doctor. Ideally, people want a doctor who has a lot of life experience with people of all walks of life as well as one who has practiced under a close supervisor under varying circumstances. As Julius Caesar said, "experience is the teacher of all things."
Common practice dictates level 1 practitioners to complete 10-25 practice sessions. The sessions are often free-will sessions or free sessions and mainly serve to gain experience for the practitioner. While level 1 practitioners have learned basic QHHT skills, they have limited experience. Typically, a level 1 practitioner has little to no experience with advanced or challenging clients or situations. In collegial terms, level 1 practitioners have completed 100 level classes, or QHHT 101.
Level 2 practitioners typically must complete a minimum of 25 sessions. The sessions are more professional in scope than level one. Level 2 practitioners receive instruction and guidance regarding the more challenging or advanced clients and situations. Through their clients and in-depth advanced classes, level 2 practitioners often explore a wider range of case studies. In collegial terms, they have competed 200 to 300 level classes, or QHHT 201 - 301. At this level, the practitioner can imbue their practice with different healing modalities and techniques they believe their client can benefit from, based on the practitioner's preference or previous experience.
Level 3 practitioners have practiced QHHT for at minimum, a year, and have typically completed at least 125 sessions. They further their education from a position of experience. To achieve level 3 status, practitioners must undergo at least 3 long days of intensive personal instruction. Upon completion of these advanced courses, the practitioner's techniques are scrutinized, reviewed and assessed. In collegial terms, this final phase of training is much like a Ph.D. thesis. I liken it to completing a medical residency as the practitioner brings real cases studies, with the client's permission, to the table for deep assessment. A level 3 practitioner performs the QHHT session in its purest form, as the founder Dolores Cannon so thoughtfully and earnestly molded it to be. When you have a session with a level 3 practitioner, you have the assurance of a "tried and true" method with a specialist who is utilizing "tried and true" techniques.
Some, in the energetic healing world have deemed the Level 3 QHHT practice as limiting for the client. After years of studying both sides of the coin, I disagree. For how can the higher self ever be limiting? It is the higher self that leads a level 3 QHHT session and does the healing, not the practitioner. In every case. Every time.
Therefore, practicing QHHT, the way Dolores Cannon did, is a very empowering experience for the client and when practicing it correctly, alleviates the ego of the practitioner during a session, in my opinion.
While there are no guarantees, some practitioners have said they achieved miraculous healing through QHHT. Among the claims, 20/20 vision has been restored, cartilage in damaged joints have been regenerated, organ function has been restored, chronic, and in some cases, terminal illness has been healed. Also, a myriad of emotional, mental, and spiritual dis-ease is claimed to have been alleviated. With your absolute well-being concerned, it only makes sense to have a session with the highest-level practitioner available. In the spirit of Albert Einstein famous quote, "the truest source of knowledge is experience."
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Recently I experienced a close call. While sitting with a QHHT client during the interview stage of their session, I began to feel physical discomfort. While attempting to tolerate the discomfort while struggling to focus on my client, it then became louder. Luckily, my client, was more than understanding and we both decided it was in the best interest of us both to reschedule her appointment for a later date.
In looking at my recent close call experience, after my client left, I notified my friend and assistant, Matt, telling him I was experiencing discomfort. At this point I was not alarmed because I have a very high pain threshold. After answering a couple of his questions, to my surprise, he immediately texted me, "I'm on my way over."
Without boring you with too much detail, Matt ended up talking me into going and taking me to the Emergency Room. From there, I found out I needed surgery but, somehow, I was still in denial as to the severity of what was going on. I was surprised at the way others around me were behaving because, at this point, it was not realized there's an emergency going on here. My discomfort was moving into pain. I talked to a few of my closest people who seemed really concerned about me.
I cried out of sheer frustration of what was happening. What about my clients? What about my daughter? I didn't want to burden anyone.
I was prepped for surgery, given all the appropriate forms to sign, and then I was knocked out. Upon awakening I remember I was having very vivid "dreams" of which I cannot remember but I do recall hearing a male voice say to me upon awakening, "It's not your time, yet." Then I was shaken awake by this beautiful, angelic looking nurse and thus began my recovery.
During my recovery I have been, again, surprised at the reactions of the people around me. The day after my surgery, my surgeon came to visit me and he said once he got to see, first hand, what was going on - I'm "very lucky to be alive." This surprised me, to be sure. But when two of my dear friends said, "Lori, YOU ALMOST DIED! Do you UNDERSTAND this?"
The reality finally hit home.
During my recovery I've been a good patient doing what the doctors have ordered. I've been taking it slow and easy. I’ve been naturally taking extreme care of myself through supplements and diet as my Doctors know I’m not a big fan of medications. Appropriate exercise will be coming shortly. I’ve been contemplating the meaning of all that transpired. I've been asking God what I'm to learn from this. And, I've thought about my life experiences and the events leading up to now.
Here's what I've come away with:
I'm no one special. I am like everyone else who is part of this Great Awakening that our world is experiencing. I have good friends, some family and many clients who mirror back what I need to know about myself and I offer that same mirror of the same opportunities for them.
I have many gifts, though. Gifts that I'm very fortunate to use that are very specific to me. I make my living focusing on others and assisting them in honing in on themselves to uncover their own innate treasures, by identifying the wounds that are cleverly hidden beneath their surface, by helping others heal themselves. My gifts, seeing beneath the surface and more, have come with an enormous amount of experience that lies within me - not only originating from other lifetimes but this lifetime as well.
But, most importantly, I've been pleasantly startled at the love and outpouring of appreciation I've experienced by people that really matter in my life. I was questioning my mortality and contemplating if I'm enough. Have I done enough? Am I doing enough? Is there more? Who really cares?
Through this experience, I got some answers to the questions I’ve been asking. I now know I matter. I will never again underestimate my worth to the important people in my life.
I say all this to remind you that sometimes we have no idea what we mean to others in our lives. People get busy and forget to express their love and appreciation. And, you know what? Chances are, those who hold a place in your heart most likely feel the same about you. Take time to consider those in your life, who love you, by allowing them to give to you while you are being open to receiving (something I've not been very good at, in the past).
By knowing your own worth, you can give the time they may need of you by reaching out and letting them know you love them, too.
I guess God thought I needed the reminder. And, there’s much more to do.
I’m just getting started.
In love and truth,
Author Lori Lines
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