Dianne Seaman, B.S., C.P.L.T.
Here Dianne Seaman considers the surprising elements of the external world that seem to conspire to help us heal. Drawing on her work with clients as well as a past-life experience of her own, she discusses the seemingly “chance” events that the web of life leads us to find and use. As she might say, we may not always know where we’re going, but the world will make sure we get there anyway.
As past-life therapists we try to create a distraction-free environment to prevent anything external from pulling clients out of their experience. However I’ve begun to observe that some distractions actually do the opposite by pulling people into a relevant past-life experience.
Some examples: I have an office in my home, and last July I realized some urgent home repairs would cause distracting noise so I gave the scheduled client three options: to re-schedule, to do the session in the recreational trailer or do the session in the screened gazebo. The client, who is very intuitive, said she felt drawn to the third choice. Martha easily accessed a painful past life of being a conquistador full of enormous guilt for all the people he had murdered. She saw and felt this conquistador sitting in the woods in despair, with his horse tied nearby. Martha later told me that it was the various sounds my two horses were making that seemed to trigger her entering this scene and emotions. The horses, free to wander, “chose” to stand at the closest possible point to the gazebo during the whole session. She also shared that this inner figure provided enormous understanding of lifelong negative feelings she’d harbored toward herself. Therefore the session was quite significant for her. Of course the fascinating and unanswerable question is – would she have had the same experience if the session had been held in the house as usual?