by Eileen Bennet, Ph.D.
Editor’s Note: This charming allegory at first glance looks deceptively like a fairy tale for children—hardly the type of material to appear in a professional journal. But on further acquaintance, it becomes so fraught with meaning that we cannot resist bringing it to our readers. Dr. Bennet tells us that it grew out of some past-life therapy work she had been doing with Dr. Hazel Denning, APRT’s executive director emeritus. “This session,” Dr. Bennet says, “was motivated by feelings of deep grief, which had been a core issue for me. In the session, Hazel directed me back to the original cause of these feelings. Since that time, I have experienced a shift in my consciousness that has not included those once familiar feelings of deep grief.” The content of the regression is fictionalized in this allegorical story.
Danielle was a beautiful blue angel with blond hair and the sweetest smile. This night she was flying among the stars as usual. She felt as free and happy as the meteorites around her that suddenly fleeted across the sky because they could contain their happiness not one second more.
Danielle folded her hands to her lips and said: “Thank you, O Beautiful Great One, who gives me my many gifts. Thank you especially for the gift of flight. I love to fly freely through the night more than anything in the whole universe.”