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Reiki Master Diane Lynn Gelinas, M.S.W., C.H.

104 Douglas Drive, Candia, NH 03034
(603) 483-0132

September 2004


Reincarnation - Have You Had Past Lives?

The interest in Past Lives in not a New Age Phenomenon of course.  As far back as Aristotle there was a belief in reincarnation.  Buddhists, Hindus and Egyptians are just a few groups who have a belief system that the soul returns  many times with a succession of bodies and different lives.    There are also many books that take that stance that the roots of Judaism and Christianity believed in reincarnation.   There is a reference in the New Testament that John the Baptist was Elijah that had returned.  In addition, there is reference to a man who was blind from birth that Jesus healed.  It was asked, if the man was blind because of his sins or his parents.  If the man was blind from birth some have asked how it could  have been from his sins. 

So why would we reincarnate?  Many believe, as do I, that our life on earth is one big school and it is impossible to learn all that we need to learn in one life. Some of our lessons involve learn to forgive, learning to show love and patience and learning to live in peace with one another.  Sometimes souls choose to continue learning and evolving on the other side, however, sometimes even  highly evolved souls still reincarnate and take the form of leaders and teachers here on earth.

For some people it is not important to learn about their previous lives.  I don't recommend it for everyone.  If you are being led to explore this area, however, I suggest that you follow your heart and intuition and open yourself up to an exciting growing experience.

Sometime people have physical and mental illness that have  links from past lives.  In those cases, I would recommend on going therapy with a professional counselor who also does regression therapy.  It is not wise to attend a one (group or individual) hypnosis session in these cases.  If, however, one is not suffering from a severe condition in this life and is interested for example, in exploring possible relationships one has had with others in a life time, then a One Session Regression would not only be interesting but also helpful.  At times I have had clients request Past Life Sessions that I have referred out to other counselors due to the fact that their intake form indicated that it would take weekly sessions for a extended time period.  My teaching schedule does not allow for me to do this at this time. Credentials is another matter to consider when doing Past Life Regression.  I highly suggest that people go to a professional therapist who also does hypnosis.  I have my Master in Social Work and do individual therapy so I can ethical and responsibly see clients for this....if I had the time, which as I stated isn't possible at this time.  Some people that are certified in hypnotherapy are not counselors and are only credentialed to do hypnosis for smoking cessation, loosing weight or stress reduction.  So please be careful who you do see as if you have a memory of a past life that is difficult you want to make sure you have someone qualified who can help you process it.

Even though I am a therapist, due to my time restraints I always make my individual and group past life regression tailored for the participants to have a past life memory that is safe, peaceful, and not threatening. Therefore, one session is usually the norm.   Also, since the person, under hypnosis is in control at all times, they are able to float above scenes that they choose to not experience, and of course  they can come out of the trance at any time.

Hypnosis is not the only way to achieve past life memories.  I have personally had spontaneous recollection throughout the years.  A daily practice of meditation can also help in this regard.  Dreams can also provide a lot of insight into this area.

There will be a Group Hypnosis Session to Explore Past Lives October 23rd (see link below) and of course individual sessions can always be scheduled.  I will also be provided a "Suggested Reading List" on this web site in the next few months and will include many books and audio tapes that will have more information on this subject.  So keep coming back to the web site in between monthly newsletters to check out if there are any new areas.

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Past Life Regression Group Hypnosis Session

Other New and Exciting Events Scheduled

There are other workshops and Reiki Clinic gatherings that you may want to click on this month for more information.  In November there will be a workshop and group session for helping with Stress Techniques to deal with the Holidays.... and daily Life.  Click on to the Hypnosis Schedule link for more information.

Click on  the link below for Dates and Registration information.
Managing Stress With Fun and Simple Techniques

Also in November we will have our first Reiki Reunion.  Instead of a  traditional Reiki Clinic/Circle we will have a get together for people who want to get some Holiday shopping done in a stress free atmosphere as oppose the Malls.  We will have Reiki treatments in the downstairs basement area like a regular Reiki Share and upstairs will be holiday treats, old friends gathering and items for sale such as sculptures, gems, aromatherapy, jewelry, soaps, candles etc.  Just about anything you would want for Holiday gifts.

Mark down Sunday, November 28th, 3 - 6 p.m. on your Calendars to join us for this:

 Special Reiki Clinic, Holiday Shopping and Old Friends Gathering. 
Bring your spouses, partner and friends.

Thoughts for the Month

"I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research." 
Albert Einstein
"Why should it be thought incredible that the same soul should inhabit in succession an indefinite number of moral bodies?  Even during this one life our bodies are perpetually changing, through a process of decay and restoration; which is so gradual that it escapes our notice. Every human being thus dwells successively in many bodies, even during  one short life."  Frances Bowen
"This concept of rebirth necessarily implies the continuity of personality.  Here the human personality is regarded as continuous and accessible to memory, so that, when one in incarnated or born, one is able, at least potentially, to remember that one has lived through previous existences, and that these existences were one's own, i.e., that they had the same ego form as the present life.  As a rule, reincarnation means rebirth in a human body."   
Carl Jung
"They wish to inculcate this as one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but pass after death from one body to another..."  Julius Caesar

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