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Everything Is Energy
New Ways to Heal Your Body, Mind & Spirit
by Marilyn C. Barrick, Ph.D.
...Nothing in the universe happens by chance or by
wish. No one else can do it for us, not the saints or
adepts, not those who have lived before, not those who
will live in the future. We must play our partsparts that
we have been waiting lifetimes to play.
Healing the Traumas of the Soul
In the process of therapy, people who are delving deep
into the issues of their soul sometimes experience a past-life
recall. This can happen in the course of the session or in
preparing for it and, at times, the awareness comes in the
form of a dream. That makes sense because our dreams
reflect the unresolved issues and concerns of the soul, which
surface from the unconscious and subconscious during sleep
and as we are awakening.
The residue of these ancient traumas can often be cleared
in the process of energy therapy. What do I mean by “being
cleared”? Clearing means that the associated memory dissipates,
the negative emotions neutralize, negative thoughts
shift to a positive perspective and the body is relieved of
physical symptoms related to the trauma.
I have done this kind of therapy successfully with many
different people and situations. These traumas vary from
accidents, illness, violence or sexual abuse to setbacks on the
job or tension between colleagues or family members to
community, church and spiritual dilemmas. Some people
remember traumas from past lifetimes, how they died or
were abducted or became entangled with evil.
In my therapy sessions, I begin and end with a spiritual
invocation, and my clients and I offer prayers throughout the
session as needed. This establishes a safe space for our work
and invokes the assistance of the angels and our spiritual
overseers. And we conclude each session with the client connecting
a positive affirmation with the neutralized traumatic
memory, e.g., “I am at peace with my soul.”
I suggest meditation or prayer work as a follow-through
at home including prayers to Archangel Michael for protection,
violet flame decrees for transmutation and prayers for
the light of God to guide the soul. And I remind my clients
that they can ask the angels to bind the negative habits of the
naughty self and to cut the soul free from whatever is deterring
the fulfillment of their divine destiny.
I believe that the battle of good and evil is the major issue
in today’s world and that it is a primary reason that people
are drawn to movies such as Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.
In the privacy of their mind, heart and soul, many people are
pondering the dilemma of good and evil and are praying for
I also believe there are many paths to understanding the
infinite nature of God. This is one reason that we have all of
the world’s major religions. Each of them was developed
from the perspective of people who lived in a particular culture
at a certain time in history. Yet, at the level of mystical
understanding all true religions merge into oneness with the
Whatever negative drama we face, we can pray for wisdom
and discernment, clear vision, a compassionate heart and the
transmutation of doubt and fear. And we can ask God to help
us replace any negative attitudes, thoughts, feelings and habits
with a sense of higher purpose, wisdom and compassion, the
inner resolve to be true to our Higher Self and a solid plan to
meet the challenge with courage and determination.
Alice’s Story: A Past-Life Drama Come Full Circle
In the process of psychotherapy, I have seen people
process life and death scenes, afterlife experiences and the
reentry of the soul into a new body and a new life.
I will never forget Alice, a woman in her thirties, who
requested EMDR therapy to understand her anger toward a
particular man in her life.
She said, “I don’t know what it is about Glen, but I go into
a rage whenever I think about him. It’s a good thing I’m not
seeing much of him anymore. But I would like to understand
it, and I’d like to get rid of the anger. It doesn’t seem reasonable
to get so mad at him. I think it’s from another lifetime.”
That was the preamble to her inner processing. When
Alice focused on her anger toward Glen, she suddenly found
herself in the middle of a scene in which a man had beaten,
raped and left her for dead. She focused on his face and realized
it was Glen, whom she was so angry with in this life.
She became more agitated as the scenes flashed by. She
survived the rape scene but was crippled from it and never
got over her fury. In fact, to the end of her days in that lifetime,
she swore to get even with him no matter what it took.
As she said to me, “No wonder I can’t stand Glen! He’s
the guy who beat me, raped me and left me for dead in that
lifetime. He deserves whatever awful thing happens to him in
Alice was not about to forgive the rapist or to let the
whole matter go. She was stuck in her rage. It was as though
she had forgotten that she had come for therapy to resolve
her anger. Now she was adamantly demanding vengeance.
From her angry outburst, it was obvious that she had
appointed herself judge, jury and executioner of the man in
the past life that she believed to be Glen in this life. Her fury
was rapidly escalating instead of abating.
I silently prayed to God for her illumination and clear
vision. And as we continued the session, Alice flashed back to
an earlier lifetime where in a fit of jealousy and rage she had
knifed and killed Glen. He had sworn vengeance on her, which
resulted in the rape she had gone through in the later lifetime.
Alice was horrified to realize that she might have started
the whole thing. She cried out, “I can’t believe it! I’ve been
the pot calling the kettle black, haven’t I? God help me!”
“Of course, God will help you. He loves you,” I responded.
“Remember, these are simply records of old trauma. Once
you understand the past, you can make a new decision.”
Alice was now ready to consider forgiveness and some
kind of resolution, but she could not seem to let go. As she
continued processing, scene after scene from other lifetimes
came up, and in each one either she was getting even with
him or he was getting even with her. They had been chasing
and killing each other over lifetimes, and at this point she
was not sure who had started it.
Alice finally sighed and said, “This simply has to stop. As
the Bible says, ‘Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.’”
I suggested she pray to her guardian angel to help her to
forgive Glen. After a time, she began to look more peaceful,
and a few minutes later she relaxed, smiled and said, “Okay,
Alice told me that in her imagery she and Glen had gone
to an etheric retreat, a spiritual retreat in the etheric octave, and talked the whole thing over. They
realized that their anger and vengeance had created the
drama. And they agreed it was time to bury the past and to
heal the anger with love and forgiveness. In Alice’s meditation,
they forgave each other and prayed for God’s love to
heal them. Alice said she felt peaceful and happy.
We checked it out one more time by having her focus on
the original trauma. She stayed peaceful. She decided on an
affirmation to connect with the neutralized drama: “I am
God’s love in action here.”
Alice told me how relieved she was to have let go of the
anger and to feel like the loving person she intuitively knows
she is. In a follow-up session a few weeks later, she was still
at peace. In fact, it was hard for her to imagine the drama
had ever happened. Alice summed it up: “It’s like I’m a new
person, thank God.”
Not all sessions are this dramatic, but I get confirmation
on an ongoing basis of the power of love and forgiveness. I
am happily reassured of the continuity of life and opportunity
for the soul and of the validity of the teachings of Jesus,
Gautama Buddha, Krishna and all the great adepts that the
nature of God is Love.
I believe that God blesses us with opportunities to heal
our hurts and to open our hearts to one another. When we
meet the trials of life with a loving heart and a willingness to
forgive, we win a victory within ourselvesand we feel the
return current of God’s love. ...
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