All LBL sessions are uniquely suited to each individual, to bring clarity, messages and healing, which can often be a spiritually transformative experience. Below are some examples of LBL sessions shared by LBL Facilitators (with client permission). All names have been changed to ensure anonymity. Some of these stories have been featured in our quarterly journal Stories of the Afterlife. You can subscribe if you would like to read the latest LBL cases sent to your inbox.
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There are times when LBL sessions can clear physical pain, depending on the source. Sometimes it can build up over a number of lifetimes. We hold patterns in our soul lineage with the very best of intentions, though it doesn’t always serve us and the people around us.
Aysu arrived at my office in Istanbul having suffered a lifetime of chronic pain and fatigue that made it impossible to work, strained her family and ruined more than one relationship. She wanted relief and was desperate to understand why she experienced so much suffering in her life. Aysu had tried various medical treatments and numerous therapies all to no avail.
I begin Aysu’s LBL with a regression to an enjoyable childhood memory to help her conscious mind to get used to letting memories come from the subconscious mind instead of trying to remember. She goes to a scene where she is very happily playing ball in the garden with her brother.
Next we go even earlier in childhood and she arrives at a traumatic event where she feels alone and very afraid. I facilitate an inner child rescue by having Aysu, as the loving woman and mother that she is today, take her scared child self into her arms and love her and protect her. When the rescue is complete we invite the inner child to join us on this journey back in time.
The next step is to take Aysu back into her developing body in the womb where we can begin to access her first soul memories. Here Aysu’s first words are “It hurts. I don’t want to be here! It’s so uncomfortable. It quickly becomes clear that Aysu is bringing much pain from a previous life or lives with her and we are going to need to go even earlier to find and resolve the source of this pain.
I direct Aysu to go back to the most recent previous life and she travels directly to the death scene where she has been beaten to death and is already leaving the body. “I am being pulled up and away very quickly. I am going home!” she says.
This is one of the most profound moments in an LBL. Upon arrival almost everyone reports feelings of complete unconditional love. Many talk about feeling as though a great weight has been lifted as the burdens of the past life fall away.
Aysu is first welcomed back in a joyful greeting by many wise and loving beings. Soon her guide comes forth to take her to a place of rest and rejuvenation where most of the residual pain in her newly arrived spirit body is cleansed away.
When this healing is complete, Aysu exclaims “My father is here!” He embraces her, caresses her head and asks her forgiveness for his abusiveness in her childhood years. The tears flow.
After this reunion with her father Aysu experiences a sense of drifting, floating upwards as though she is in a balloon until she arrives in a place where she is surrounded by three guides. These guides are communicating with her but Aysu is having difficulty taking in what it is they are saying.
Her primary guide comes forward and says “We want to work with you on your basic misunderstanding about pain. You believe pain teaches. You believe you have pain because you think you can receive love through pain. You believe that because you hurt others in the past you deserve to have pain now.”
The guides are very clear and direct in what they are saying but on a soul level but Aysu is still struggling with what they are communicating. This is not unusual when working on misunderstandings and beliefs a soul has carried through lifetimes. The guides are loving and persistent.
The guide continues. “You are so focused on the pain you cannot go beyond it. You are holding onto your pain because you fear that if you let it go even worse things will happen to your children, your family and your friends. It has gone on for lifetimes. Trust us and let it go. Let go of these beliefs and let go of this pain.” With this Aysu is finally able to open herself to the love and healing energy being conveyed to her and to hear the messages. She bursts into tears and says;
“They are comforting me and telling me to let everything go, not to hang on to anything.”
The guides say: “Now your soul is happy with a newly healed body. We thank you for working with us. There are some other things in your life that will now be resolved also.”
I am delighted to report that in my follow up with Aysu a few months after her LBL, she was free of chronic pain and working again. And with a big smile she tells me that things are now so much better at home!
Dee is a 49-year-old electrolysis technician who also practices Reiki and offers crystal singing bowl meditations. Dee desires to explore what seems to be holding her back from expressing her “true self.” While her electrolysis clients appreciate her work, she has trouble accepting their praise and appreciation. She has trained in various healing modalities and yet feels that she keeps getting in her own way because she is afraid to step out of her comfort zone and to express her spiritual beliefs. She has three children, two of whom have been chronically ill, and the constant worry and financial strain have been challenging for her and her family. Additionally, she greatly misses her deceased mother with whom she was close and who was a significant source of emotional support.
This client’s aims for the session center on becoming “unstuck” regarding her life’s purpose, living authentically, her career, and her family’s health issues. Although there are several interesting features about this case, one of the most salient themes is Dee’s fear of dying for her beliefs.
Support and encouragement are readily available and offered from her guide in the Hall of Records, her Soul-Self, her Council of Elders, and her primary soul group which includes her deceased mother from her current lifetime as Dee.
Dee experienced a past lifetime in the year 1826 as a dark-skinned male in his late twenties whose name is José. He is wearing rags and is aboard a large fishing vessel navigating through rough waters with a group of men who resemble “pirates” in their mannerisms. José feels fearful and as though he “doesn’t belong,” and that he “thinks differently than them.” He is fulfilling a family obligation by working on this ship. His father is aboard the ship as well, and he expects José to conform to this lifestyle he has adopted, which creates tension between them. José’s last day in this lifetime occurs at around the same age that he is in the opening scene. His father, feeling betrayed by José’s unwillingness to think and act as he does, abandons him on the beach of a strange uninhabited island. José describes the oppression by his father, and feels isolated, sad, and angry toward his father for leaving him. There is nothing but rocks, sand, sea, and sky. José is sitting on the rocks in this desolate place, feeling defeated, hopeless, hungry, thirsty, and weak. He lies down and is waiting for death to come, almost welcoming it.
At the moment of death, José feels a strong energy coming in and lifting him up out of his body. There is a feeling that everything is going to be okay and soon he is leaving his body behind on the beach. He experiences a sensation of being pulled upward, and continues to float further away, higher and higher, with no remorse. He describes a feeling of peace that he is dying for standing up for his beliefs and not giving in to what his father wanted, but instead doing what was right for himself.
José sees a column of light going straight up, within which he is being pulled upward. The space around him becomes even brighter and he feels as though he is being cleansed in this pure bright white light of the column. After spending time there, he exits through a doorway and is greeted by a strong, wise, masculine guide named David, whom he is familiar with.
LBL Facilitator (F): Describe to me where you go next.
Client (C): I’m greeted by a man whom I’ve seen before as a guide.
F: Do you notice a color of light emanating from this man guide?
C: It’s just more white light.
F: What do you call this man? You’ve known him before.
C: David. I feel like I’m standing at this door, preparing for another journey or adventure. I have a backpack and a walking stick and it’s like I’m needing to prepare for something. I don’t know …
F: Just go wherever you’re led and describe for me what happens next, where you go, what you might see or do …
C: We’re just walking and he feels very mortal-like.
F: How does it feel to be walking with David?
C: I feel very tentative, I’m kind of timid, like I need time to assimilate or get used to where I am.
F: (After deepening) Look at David and tell me what he looks like?
C: He is very handsome, short dark hair, blue eyes.
F: And he has been your guide before?
C: Yes. He’s a very strong masculine presence, very educated. If you saw him in a room you would think he was a lawyer. He is very wise. He’s not a soft or emotional man.
F: Where do you go next with David?
C: I feel like I’m being taken back to a library; I assume that’s what it is, which is where I first saw him. A building with books.
F: Books, yes. And as you go there, is there a special book that you’re looking for?
C: Those answers to my life’s path.
F: Is this book your book or a general type of book?
C: (Emphatically) My book!
F: Are you in the library now?
F: How do you find your book?
C: David is leading me to it. The books all look like they’re … they don’t look like regular books … they look more like light beams … more energetic than actual texts.
F: Yes, more like light beams or energetic books. What happens next?
C: I want to open it, but I’m afraid to …
F: Tell me more about that … why are you afraid to open your special energetic book?
C: Either I’m not going to like what’s there or I’m going to be afraid, or it will be too hard to see what’s there.
F: What helps you overcome your fear so that you might examine your book?
C: He’s telling me that it will be okay.
F: Please describe what happens next, after he reassures you.
C: I can see the book on a table, and I’ve got it open, and it’s super bright … like bright light. I’m trying to read it and it’s not clear, there are no words to read. Maybe I need to feel it … It’s a different form of communication.
F: Yeah. Does David help you to tune in to your book?
C: I’m putting my hands on the book and just trying to feel the energy.
F: Yes, feeling the energy, trusting what comes. (After some time) Do you feel as though you are beginning to understand and connect with your book?
C: I definitely have a sense of where I’m supposed to be on my path, but being able to see anything beyond this moment in my lifetime on Earth now is not clear.
F: (Deepening) Do you have a sense of your soul name – what does David call you?
C: It feels soft like an “s,” soft and feminine sounding, and an “f” sound … Sophie.
F: As you feel into your book, with the help of your guide, is there anything that stands out for you or grabs your attention?
C: He’s bringing my attention back to my fear of death from other lifetimes for standing up for my convictions. Me being left to die because my beliefs were different from others.
F: Do you have a sense of where this fear is located in your body in this current incarnation?
C: In my heart.
F: Mmm, in your heart. Can we please ask David if there’s a way that we can help you heal from that; to become stronger and release this fear? (Note: I was holding my hand over her heart space with the intention of helping to move the energy using Reiki)
C: I’m feeling almost like he’s kind of joking with me … laughing, uh, saying I’ve been trying, and that it’s not something that’s going to go away with a quick swipe of a hand (amazing!), but that I need to continue to do the work, to chip away at it, and that I am doing the work, it’s just slow to dissolve.
F: Chip away at it, doing the work. Are there things that you might do in this current lifetime as Dee to assist in clearing this fear so that you can move forward?
C: Just continue to listen to other people telling you … people who you’ve worked with or on, who tell you of their successes, and to trust them; listen to other people’s voices and not your own so much.
F: So, to listen and trust these messages of success that come? And the messages within yourself – does David have ideas of how you might work on these yourself?
C: I’m not getting a clear answer … (after some time) finding ways … meditation, quiet time, connecting with David … to help block out external negativity so that it doesn’t filter into my own mindset.
F: Yes, so making time for meditation and connecting with David, quiet time, letting in messages of success and blocking out negativity?
When attempting to ask questions which Dee has brought with her, David “steps back a lot” and Sophie senses energetic beings nearby. There are three beings in all who emit green, purple, and blue lights respectively. Sophie describes them as separate beings and yet the colors also blend and flicker together in a type of flame formation. They seem to communicate together as one. I ask permission to refer to them as “wise beings” which is acceptable to all. When asked how Sophie is doing on her soul’s path, these wise beings tell her that she is where she needs to be in her current lifetime as Dee. Upon inquiring into Sophie’s career path in her current life as Dee, they tell her that it is important for her to work with people and make them feel better in multiple ways. Although Dee currently does this in some ways, she is told that she needs to “step out of her comfort zone.” When asked what she might focus on specifically as a next step, the wise beings convey “school, education, formal as in human services, as well as alternative.” Much of what she is seeing/receiving are possibilities that Dee herself has imagined in this lifetime, so I deepen, in case there is more, at which point the wise beings fade.
Sophie notices that her mother, Joan, who was in her current lifetime as Dee appears. In this moving encounter, Joan tells her that she is being too hard on herself as Dee. Sophie admits that as Dee she has always been one to get in her own way by overthinking, needing to prove more to other people. Questions regarding assisting Dee in her current lifetime to progress and become “unstuck” are answered by her mother, who offers, “Live in gratitude.” Joan also wants to reassure Dee that “the kids will be fine,” which is both comforting and emotional. Sophie as Dee feels the pride that her mother has in her, and can use this in her present day to help validate, support, and encourage herself in overcoming some blocks. I confirm that Joan is part of Sophie’s soul group and Joan leads her there.
Sophie is led by Joan to a park with grass, open space, gardens, flowers, statues, and water fountains, to meet with her soul group. At first she feels many energies around and no one in particular, but then expands her consciousness at my suggestion, and allows soul group members to come forward. The first member is Dee’s husband’s grandmother, Louise, who calls her “Dear-heart” and tells her that she is “amazing and that I should believe in myself.” Another family member comes forward whom Dee does not know in her current lifetime; a great-uncle named Ralph who died very young and appears to emit blue light. He is adamant about being recognized, and is there to support Sophie as Dee, encouraging her interest in genealogy, a shared passion. She senses many relatives who are there to support her yet don’t come forward individually. Questions about career path and purpose are answered rather collectively with, “to make people happy, and you already do that.” Sophie as Dee realizes that in her current lifetime, she must internalize this message more fully and reduce any negative chatter. Regarding medically-related financial stresses in her life, she hears from her father’s grandfather, Tom, who was a crippled farmer and emits a light green color. He emphasizes that health is what is important, not money, and to not sacrifice health for the sake of money. Sophie feels more love and senses more individual energies around her that acknowledge and support her in her current lifetime as Dee. She states that this is her primary soul group which also feels like her family, even those whom she does not notice specifically. One last question posed in the soul realm has to do with “next steps” regarding Dee’s career. The responding guidance comes from Sophie to Dee and urges her to take a step, any step, to get her moving and unstuck, even if it’s not in the “right” direction.
Dee was awed by being in the presence of “something bigger,” including the soul realm itself, her spirit guide David, the wise beings, her Soul-Self, and her soul group members. It was especially poignant and meaningful to reunite with her mother’s soul. She was relieved by the realization that there is no need to “sweat the small stuff” from this higher perspective. Dee was reminded that she has much loving support from the soul realm which can assist her in “becoming.” Awareness of the repeating theme of having died because of her convictions, and the related fear of being her authentic self has helped her to understand herself more. Through experiencing her Soul-Self in these ways, she now notices a transformation from feeling stuck to being more hopeful and joyful.
Later contact with her revealed that she is indeed “stepping out of her comfort zone” as the wise beings suggested, and is performing crystal singing bowl meditations for large groups, planning to take academic classes, and enjoying traveling with her family.
Laura is an engineer. She is 42 years old and a mother of two young children. Through the last few years she has been working on getting a new perspective on her life. She has no prior knowledge of the works of Michael Newton but was inspired to explore LBL after a public talk. She has no previous experience with hypnosis except for the past life regression done in preparation for the LBL session described in this article.
Her wish for the session was to enable her to be present and aware in everyday situations with her children as she often found herself lost in thought with a feeling of wanting to escape from her life.
In her youth, she dreamt of becoming an author. She had fantasies about all the classes she would take, all the books she would read and all she wanted to experience. She wanted to combine all this knowledge and write books that would benefit humanity. Her father told her that being an author does not make a living. She abandoned her dream and chose engineering as she loved mathematics, chemistry and biology.
Even if Laura’s previous experience with trance was limited she went to a very deep state and this was maintained through the session.
The session started with a few visits to happy childhood memories, moments of deep contemplation and a feeling of fulfilment. In the womb, the body seems to be a good fit. She notices that the brain seems small and notes that this will change as she grows up.
We went on to Laura’s most recent past life in a world of clear soft flowing water, a soft flowing world of harmony and understanding, a world that gives the feeling of hope. In this world her name is Jakara. She lives peacefully until the day her husband passes away. Because this world is happy and peaceful without physical pain, the feeling of loss and the sorrow from his passing is even deeper than it is in human form. This is not supposed to happen. Jakara lives on and watches her children grow. At the end she decides to let go and leaves her body.
She feels connected to a source of energy and moves on to describe a structure of energy that connects everything. She has heard about those connections in the life as Jakara and is fascinated to see them and examine them. Travelling along those connections she describes the space around her as free and unlimited.
While she is moving, she tells me her spiritual name is Jamara. She is met by her guide, Lamila. Lamila takes her to a pool of happiness and laughter and lets her swim in this place of healing until she is ready to continue.
Lamila asks her if she wants to see the Library. He tells her: “There is a reason you are fond of libraries in the incarnation as Laura.”
Client (C): “It feels like a gigantic, magnificent place. Every soul has its own book. I do not have the need to look in the books of other souls. It is peaceful, like an old library. There is a tall cube and a lot of light and shelves. Even if I do not want to look at single books I am curious as to how others live their lives, how their journey is progressing and what else is possible. I look forward to meeting souls that will share their journey and exchange stories.”
(LBL Facilitator (F): ”Do you receive any guidance here?”
C: “I talk to Lamila, tell him I want to see something new, something others have not seen. He says, all is known. We do not discover here, we get what we already know.”
Jamara continues to discuss the workings of the library with her guide, Lamila. She continues to describe the library.
C: “Something is changing. On the right side there is a curtain or a white veil. I pull it aside and there is a little theatre behind it. It is a game of pretending. I can look at the way we live our lives. This is my special interest.”
F: “Do you have a special connection to this place?”
C: “I want to be a librarian. I feel at home with the books. I help the visiting souls to find the right entries and access the relevant knowledge.”
F: “Do you share this interest with other souls or do you have a special guide here?”
(Based on the previous statement and her guide’s reference to her fascination with libraries in her incarnation as Laura, I want to explore the possibility that Jamara is training to become a librarian. I also hope to get more information on the white books)
C: “I help the souls coming to get information. But any soul can read those special books. Those books are shiny white and thin. They do not contain the full story of their lives. The books contain general teachings, messages and the knowledge the souls need now in their present incarnation. There is half a shelf of these white books. These books are different from the books of the individual souls, but I (Jamara) think they are interesting. They are special books not personal books; the same message is meant for more than one. The information is still deeply personal as the book changes to suit the reader. Those who have access can choose a theme and get the wisdom that applies to them.”
F: “Do you have a special relation to these books?”
C:”Yes, I am a caretaker for these books. They need loving attention. Taking care of them is being around them, paying attention and being present. When someone comes to get knowledge, I choose the book most suitable for their purpose. This is the interesting part. Choosing the book and presenting the book to them. I feels good. I help people move on, and I understand their curiosity.”
F: “Is there a connection between these books and the books for an individual soul?”
C: “The white books are lighter and have a fine and simple energy. The books for each soul are old and voluminous like encyclopaedias. The white books are as if they are made of light. They do not hold experience, but wisdom. They are books of light.”
With the guidance of Lamila she realizes that she prefers the white books, and that she is not interested in her own book. Lamila insists and they enter the main library to look at Jamara’s book. It is old, large and dusty. She fears the book and Lamila instructs her to make the missing entries. She has been carrying a lot of fear because she neglected to look at her own book and her souls’ story. She has not gained knowledge and wisdom from experiences in her lifetimes.
The session goes on and Laura realizes that the knowledge and wisdom she wanted to use as an author in her youth is connected to her speciality on the soul level. She sincerely wants humanity to receive the original wisdom of light that these books hold. She becomes aware that she has used her attention and presence to gain knowledge and wisdom and neglected being present and aware in her present life as Laura and both she and her relations are suffering from this. Jamara receives instructions for Laura – from Lamila and the Council – detailing how to use her knowledge and wisdom to be present instead of losing herself in all the information accessible to her.
The existence of the white books described by Laura adds a dimension to the library that I hope will be interesting to all. The white books contain generic information applicable to all souls. These books differ from the books for the individual souls, as they are accessible for all souls presently incarnated, and access is not restricted to an individual soul or souls working the archives.
This beautiful story shows how the pain of other lifetimes can echo into the present. Once we understand this, we can heal deeply across the lineage of our soul and our fear becomes strength and determination in this life.
Laura had been struggling most of her life with low self-esteem. In addition, a deep sense of fear had been running her life.
She wanted to understand the source of her constant worry about advancing personally and professionally and was desperate to find and be in, a fulfilling relationship.
Laura had reached a point in her life, where at 38 years of age, she wished to confront and heal those fears and worries. She wished to explore these themes in a deep soul state through her life between lives session.
We started regressing her to a few childhood experiences where she connected to deep feelings of happiness and playfulness, experiencing times in her childhood home with her twin sister. From there, we moved to the womb where she was aware of her twin, floating beside her offering her profound feelings of safety and a sense of connection. This was actually very healing for Laura and very unexpected, she always blamed part of her low self-esteem on her twin sister, with whom she always felt in competition with — it gave her a whole other perspective on their relationship and provided significant healing.
Laura realized that her main intention in this body and with this brain is to be vulnerable and work with her emotions.
We progressed to after her birth, where she had been born prematurely and was fighting for her life to get out of the incubator. This was again a very profound experience where she felt how strongly her soul wanted to remain in her body and Laura felt a deep determination to stay here and be part of this life’s Journey.
We then connected to a past life where she saw herself as John, running, after his whole village was destroyed and his family killed, John held his dead child in his arms feeling lost. We moved beyond this to a future time, where John settled in a near by town, still feeling anger at the loss, bitterness and confusion. Laura kept feeling the anger as John and she felt it consuming her and pushed everyone away….
As John, Laura noticed a woman trying to open her heart (Lisa) but was too angry and too afraid to open his heart again and have it all taken away once more. He preferred to be alone so he would not have to endure more pain and loss.
At 53 years of age, Laura found herself as John sitting alone at the table with a bottle of empty whisky besides her and a shotgun… John took his own life.
Laura experienced herself releasing from John’s body and becoming a small light, as she floated away feeling relief and lightness, then realized she was finally home in the spirit world. Tears began streaming down her face as she was greeted by her wife and child that had passed in John’s lifetime. After a few breaths she realized that her wife then, is her mother from this life as Laura. She shared with excitement how close they are, how they support each other in many lifetimes and how they will continue to be together!
She had an emotional reunion as she connected with her grandmother and grandfather as Laura, and learned that her child from her life as John was her twin sister in this one.
She said goodbye to her loved ones as her guide ushered her to her cleansing shower so she could wash all of John’s life challenges away and restore her own energy. She began to be filled with beautiful light as her guide gently ushered her to the next place.
“Welcome back Tia” he greeted her and allowed her to have some time to readjust to her existence as soul energy. When this was completed she sat beside her guide “Neo”, on a bench in a beautiful garden, discussing her previous life as John.
Tia is disappointed that she wasn’t able to protect her family and Neo reminded her that it was all part of the lessons she chose for that life. The learnings were about determination. There was a possibility for John to have another family, despite the previous pain. John could have moved on and found love again with Lisa. By taking his own life John was giving up – that’s why the lesson was about determination.
Neo started to talk to Tia, about Laura and that she is doing the same, closing her heart from fear of pain and abandonment. “Its time to release these feelings, as they are no longer serving you in your life as Laura”.
Neo began sending her healing energy so she can continue to release the fears that have been ruling her life. “The future is open, look at it through rose colored glasses” he said, “be free”.
He explained further that she needs to live her life like a butterfly — colorful, light, and free, he told her to release the worries of the future “butterflies live a short life with no time for worries”. We asked for healing and an understanding of her other fears. Neo reminded her again of her deep determination to get out of the incubator when she was young, how powerful her inner energy can be. Even when her body was small and fragile her soul was very strong and still is. This inner strength will serve her in moving through her fears and beyond. He reminded her of how powerful she is and of her true nature and the lesson that she brought back to this life, to move through with determination, regardless of fear.
Laura was left with a new sense of inner strength and determination. She was reminded to focus on her creativity and surround herself with children. She was told to meditate daily and connect to her soul self “Tia” to remember how strong she truly is. She was left with the beautiful picture of two butterflies flying into the horizon and the message that love will also be on its way when she chooses to become this beautiful butterfly flying free.
We all struggle with fear in our lives and we all allow our past experiences to foreshadow our future, in this case we are reminded that we can move through our fears with determination and that there is always a chance for a different outcome if we are willing to open our hearts to it and be vulnerable. Laura was able to create a ripple effect that allowed her to heal her Past Life as well as this one and is on her way to becoming that butterfly.
Why Did I Loose Someone?
Many clients seek an LBL experience to gain greater understanding of a loss they have experienced in their life. When reconnecting with a greater understanding, they often find a new level of peace, as was the case in this story.
Uncle Lim, as he is called affectionately by others, is a jovial and well-respected guy in his fifties. he was quite skeptical about LBL at first but all of this changed when his only son (Roger), whom he enjoyed a very close relationship with, passed on unexpectedly in a freak car accident. He fell into deep depression.
He sought an LBL session so that he might understand, and heal the misery of losing his son, as he had a strong feeling that his son was still around and reaching out to him.
He longed to validate their connection. Another question he wanted to seek clarification about was his son’s friend, Jay, whom he had never been fond of, but was the co-driver during the freak accident. He harboured anger and hatred toward Jay for his son’s death. This was an LBL case about the complex emotions of sadness and anger closing the heart.
The journey of preparing him for LBL was indeed a painstaking process as we needed to clear many hurdles. The past life regression, (PLR) proved to be a very successful session when he realized the past life relationships between himself and his son, as well as the healing process that ensued after.
(Immediate Past Life – My client experienced a past life as a beautiful young woman who was sentenced to death because she was regarded as a witch for practicing “Black magic”. She believed her ability to heal people was a gift from God and, for a time, she was well protected by her loving husband. Her husband warned her against healing in public, for fear of attracting unnecessary complaints from the neighbourhood.)
LBL Facilitator (F): (At The Death Scene) Who do you wish to reach out at this moment of death?
Client (C): My beloved husband! I am in front of him now. He looks so sad. He must be worried about me because I was taken to the death row without his knowledge.
F: How do you reach out and comfort him?
C: I am caressing his face but he doesn’t seem to notice it at all.
F: Do you have any thought on this life that passed?
C: It is so unfair for these people to pass judgment on me just because I am able to do something that they are unable to do. I hated them for that!
F: As you begin to move upwards into the loving realm of an all-knowing spiritual awareness, I want you to look at your husband and tell me if he feels like someone you know in this present lifetime?
C: Oh my goodness! He is Roger! The look in his eyes reminds me of the stare Roger has whenever he is in deep thought. It is just like looking into emptiness. No wonder I always have this deep strange feeling for him.
F: (Meeting The Soul Group while identifying the soul members …) Of all the souls that we had just identified, who are in your life today?
C: The one at 3 o’clock, the blue energy, a male appearing figure, he felt familiar and full of loving.
F: Please focus on this energy and tell me, as you fix on this energy, who comes into your mind?
C: It’s Roger! (Emotional and starts sobbing).
F: Do communicate and ask him whatever you wish to find out. (Client appeared to be in very deep thought). I know some of the conversation may be private and confidential but are you receiving anything telepathically?
C: Yes. (Client voice suddenly sounded calm and composed) Hi Daddy, I am so sorry to have left you so suddenly. I don’t mean to hurt you this way but our time in this current life has come to an end. Remember the last time when we were together and you did not follow my advice and ended up hurting yourself? Well, this time around I am doing the same thing to you so as to make you feel the same way as I did.
F: What is exactly the learning that Uncle Lim needs to learn so that he can let go of the hurt and live happily?
C: Everything in this spiritual realm is about love. Although he is feeling the pain and hurt … but it is necessary for him to feel it so as to evolve spiritually. If he can understand the dynamic of this learning then he can have closure. I have confidence in him that he will redirect his love for me and use it wisely in serving mankind for the remaining part of his current life.
F: Uncle Lim, do you understand now?
C: Yeah, I believe it is necessary for me to feel this pain so as to remind me to always listen to our love ones. I never realized the importance of listening as I have been so self-centred all these years. As I heed his advice, I am now sensing my urge to direct my time to charity work.
F: What type of work?
C: I have always enjoyed working with kids and I will now devote my time to the orphanage.
F: Good for you!
F: What about the role of Jay? Can you check with the soul group?
C: It’s funny. Why do I hear laughter?
F: Where is this laughter coming from?
C: It is from behind me. The androgynous being behind me is smirking at me.
F: Please check with this being.
C: (Hesitant for a second and then start to talk) It’s Jay! How can he be in my Soul Group? Aren’t soul group members supposed to help each other?
F: Please allow this soul to speak through you now.
C: Well my role, although it seems negative, is necessary for him (Uncle Lim) to accept and let go. He has been rather arrogant and before he re-incarnated into this current life he asked me to help him to learn something different about love. I needed him to transmute his emotions from anger and hatred so that he can embrace true love!
The LBL session lasted about 4 hours and, upon awakening, Uncle Lim had tears in his eyes, but seemed calm and glowing with positive energy. It took him awhile to process the information obtained through the session but he felt lighter. He realized that life is about learning and everything that happened to us is a learning process that we had to experience and thereby evolve. He could accept the parting of Roger as a lesson for him to learn about listening to his feelings. He also understood that Jay has come into this life to remind him about the other aspect of love, that is … through anger and hatred, true love may transcend those emotions.
The passing of Roger was painful to Uncle Lim, as a human, but was a great learning for his soul. In his past life, Uncle Lim did not learn because he was overwhelmed with anger at the time; and that is why his son came with him into his life to teach him about listening to your heart. Sometimes things may seem negative and bad to our human perceptions, like the role of Jay, but in the spiritual world this may just be an experience that we have chosen for the soul to evolve. If we can accept that, and find peace, I believe we all will be able to live a better and happier life.
Sometimes understanding (and remembering) what it is like to live a different life can bring deep healing.
Emily sought an LBL at age 65. She was in need of healing as well as seeking answers as to why she had incarnated into her abusive current life family. She was a therapist herself who had experienced a lot of healing modalities in her life ever since intense memories of trauma surfaced in her early 30’s.
She felt bitter, angry and in a dark, stuck place from her life experience of growing up in a home saturated with many forms of abuse. Her words were, “I feel a deep sense of hopelessness. My life was taken from me. How do I get it back? I’ve never felt supported, ever. I feel I’ve pushed myself through my lifetime, and I have no push left. Why is it like this?”
She set the intention to see a past life life that could most help her heal before going into the life beyond. She experienced her past life as a young girl named Elizabeth who was raised in a very loving family. She felt confident and excited about being in the world. She loved school and eventually became a teacher before marrying a loving and supportive man and having two children. They ultimately moved in with her own parents who were there to help raise her children while Elizabeth and her husband took over the family farm. After her death she was struck with how bonded her family was. She explained, “Such connectedness – communication was always there!”
As she drifted deeper into the spirit world, she was surrounded by loving beings, and soon after, a sense of oneness.
LBL Facilitator (F): What are you noticing or experiencing in this moment?
Client (C): I’m surrounded by different energies, and I am being filled up … now I’m diffusing into formlessness. There’s a symphony of beautiful colors and sounds, and I’m all of it … not even separate … pure “beingness” … being with that from which everything arises! I see sacred geometry and feel the different energies of these shapes, and I am the space within which it all happens – a universe unto myself. I am Home!
Eventually, Emily experienced a deep communion with her main guide. I asked what could be known about her decision to incarnate into her current family. Her guide responded to her, and then Emily shared her insights.
Guide: In order to achieve what you did and will do, you had to experience the worst of humanity. Otherwise you would have settled for bread crumbs.
C: Emily had to lose herself in order to gain herself back again. She would have settled for so much less. Someone in the lineage had to make a bold move. I committed I wouldn’t pass on the abuse. I had to swim in the toxicity until I figured a way out. I chose it – someone had to – in order to heal the generational line. With awareness I can now be a conduit to send the healing energy up and down the line.
F: What will it look like and feel like to live your life from this new level of consciousness?
C: Wholeness. I can now bring the energies of Home back to my current life. I won’t feel empty anymore. I will be filled with something that sustains me and enlivens others. There is more than enough substance of my True Self to fill me and everyone else in my life so it will no longer feel like I never really existed.
Two days after the session, Emily shared in an email about how healing and shifting it was to feel the effects of growing up in a loving and supportive family … quite the opposite of what she lived through in her current life: “A door has been opened that was never available to me. I tapped into what it felt like to experience the effects of being raised in a family where mom and dad radiated love and acceptance to each other and their children, where my thoughts and feelings were hopeful and anticipatory of good because of the prevailing trust between me and my parents, where the looks in the eyes of my family beamed ‘I am here for you – I am hearing you – I am listening’ and the sense of being a whole person unto myself who got to have her own ideas and beliefs, and experiment with what was possible. It was as familiar as having blood flow through my body. A life experience of that is now available to me.”
Ten days after the session, I received a further email from Emily. She wrote, “My life has been altered in a miraculous manner – there’s no other way for me so say it. I was guided to a miraculous outcome. I thought there was no way out. I’ve been liberated and have come to know how to love, forgive and accept myself.”
Four months after the session, Emily again wrote to me: “I replayed the recording of the LBL session again and felt the energies of ‘Home’ flood through me again.”
We are multi-dimensional beings, and so deep healing can be a perception shift away. Sometimes all it takes is to go on a deep inner journey into the higher dimensions of the spirit realm and of our own “more permanent” being. Emily would no longer be identifying solely with the body/mind personality of her current life following her session. She described her LBL experience as one of the greatest gifts she could ever experience.
In LBL we are sometimes shown existences that exist in parallel to this one. These other places can offer something to us here, that brings better understanding of ourselves and our purpose.
When Jared entered my office door, there was a palpable sadness about him. It was easy to sense that this gentle human was on the verge of a breakthrough, but the thick clouds of confusion still needed to part so that he could become his true self… so that he could begin to shine.
As we chatted, sitting cozily on our respective couches, he shared that, although his family loved him very much and his professional success was quite remarkable, he felt stuck… he felt there was more to his purpose. For some time, he’d had a nagging understanding that he was meant to continue his father’s work on a groundbreaking engineering project, the kind of project that will make the world a much better place.
And, even though Jared’s career centers on advancing technology in ways that make Silicon Valley salivate, the knowledge necessary for this project is so cutting-edge that Jared needed nothing short of divine inspiration and assistance in order to take the next step.
As the session unfolded and we entered into the spirit realm, Jared’s internal temperature began to swing from cold to hot (although the room temperature in the office remained the same). As chills turned to sweat, he let me know that he was a bit uncomfortable, but he wanted to feel this energy flowing through him so that he could fully experience the shifting that was taking place inside him.
After a few minutes of Jared embracing this transformative experience into his soul self, Jocktō, his two spirit guides appeared. Upon making themselves known, each guide appeared as a glowing ball of light (one orange and one purple). As part of their greeting, the two guides hugged Jared and enveloped his soul energy. While they cradled him, he told me that he felt – for the very first time – that he wasn’t alone in his human experience and that he knew he was truly and wholly supported.
Jared took his time and remained in the gorgeous energy of Universal love until he felt restored, until he knew the process of healing was complete. I then asked where his soul self, Jocktō, wanted to go next and he was taken to a field with one big, beautiful tree. This, we were told, is a very special place to Jocktō. A place of love, healing, and connection and Jocktō was giving Jared access to it so that he could return to the nurturing energy of this place anytime he needs to.
As Jared enjoyed his time in the energy field of this tree, I asked Jocktō a few questions about the Soul Self. One of them was what percentage of Jocktō’s soul was dedicated to Jared. The answer was 23 percent. Since it was a remarkably low percentage, I asked to what or whom the remaining 77 percent was dedicated.
Upon asking that question, Jocktō placed into Jared’s hand five strings. Each string connected to a different lifeform. Jared took his time and connected to each individual string to deeply feel the energy of the lifeform attached to the other end of the thread. He got to feel the powerful and consumptive energy of all of them all and learnt what gifts and insights they offered him for his current life. Jared was thrilled to make a reconnection with these aspects of himself, knowing that they are forever connected to him.
He especially connected with one who also related to a lifetime dedicated to technology development, which included a very specific message about a particular blue book he would soon find high up above his head that would offer him the answer to his current creative blocks in his work. Jared emerged from his session with a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration … with a new excitement about his life. The sadness and confusion that once permeated his energy had been lifted and his eyes twinkled when he smiled as we parted ways that day.
Jared has since followed up with me to let me know that it took a few weeks, but that he did find the book (or, should I say, the book found him). On a whim, he stepped into a used bookstore that happened to be near his intended destination. And, wouldn’t you know it, at the exact right height on the bookshelf Jared envisioned, sat a blue book. It was Chapter 3 that contained the vital information.
Jasmine is a vibrant, athletic, brilliant and powerfully successful independent woman. One would never guess she had vices or hurdles to overcome. She came for LBL to give her an insight about addressing her ongoing struggle with addictions.
Jasmine explained she had made a decision at the age of 22 that her addictions would not dictate her fate in life. Now, at the age of 28, she was still struggling to maintain her commitment. “Let’s be real, addictions are really tough to stop! But with understanding, a desire to change and compassion, I know it’s entirely possible. I’m going to break through what’s been holding me back from myself, my gifts, my talents and my potential in this life,” she declared the minute we started talking. “Throughout my life I’ve struggled with all kinds of addictions, from prescribed pharmaceuticals, to marijuana and cigarettes. I realize that part of my issue is I’m addicted to stress, control and love. I wonder if this might have come to me from before my birth.” As we talked, Jasmine related some early memories about her family, particularly her mother, and how she controlled life during her childhood. “Her method of control was to push everyone away. It made me feel helpless, and I wasn’t able to ask for help. I realize I decided I needed to control my environment and relationships in every way.”
We progress with her session. She journeys easily into trance and soon I notice she is emotional, recalling her childhood and relationship with her Mom.
Client (C): Now I’m returning to the spirit realm where I was prior to this lifetime. It feels like my spirit was very brave to go into a relationship with my Mom. I’m seeing my brother and another spirit supporting me in being with her. They encourage me to choose her, assuring that they will always be there with me to help.
LBL Facilitator (F): Is your guide there with you? This brings up an emotional response – more tears.
C: Now I see myself meeting with my guides, talking with them prior to being in this life. I’m asking for a profound awakening, a heart opening experience in this next embodiment. Well, I sure got what I asked for!
F: In what way?
She explained that, in her current life, she was born with a heart defect. At four years old she had corrective surgery. However, she recalls her mother refusing to go into the operating room, even though she begged her to and was very distressed. She recalls she also understood in spirit that she didn’t need the operation.
Jasmine then recalls the near death experience she had on the operating table.
C: From that point on, I feel like a ghost, not seen or heard. I can’t relate to kids anymore. I really feel like an outsider everywhere I go because I know that other people don’t have a broken heart to take care of like I do. It feels like fear and doubt take root in myself and my family. The emotional, physical and energetic difficulties from the surgery control my life until I have a profound awakening at the age of 22 when I had another NDE, but a spontaneous one.
It seems this was a flashback to her four year old experience in surgery.
C: Once I move away from home, start a new career, and take control over my life, I have to work on healing those childhood memories and the way they affected my life. The addictions were strong at this point.
I’m now seeing myself as a child, watching Grandma cough and have extreme difficulty breathing. I don’t understand why she continues to do something that’s putting her health at risk. But, I decide that if my Grandma, who I worshiped as a child, is addicted, I need to be as well.
My addiction to smoking was about empathy for my Grandma.
As her LBL process deepens, she spirals in and out of present and past lives. As I direct her into a tunnel of time, a clear past life memory appears.
C: I see myself in a fancy white dress and button-up leather boots. I’m French, sitting in a beautiful garden, holding a parasol and talking to birds. My name is Sarah. I’ve been here many times before. Today, I’m with a man. I’m feeling awake for the first time, like I’m finally seeing him differently. I feel like a prisoner, captive from his lies and false promises. Actually, I feel silly that I ever believed him. He’s my husband. We’ve been married for many years. But it’s all fake. The appearance of perfection, the high society obligations of our status, the letters to be written. It’s all fake. There’s no point to this life. Nature is the only real thing. Now I’m seeing a beautiful horse, something my husband gave me. I even resent that since it showed me his softness and I wanted to just hate him! Wow, I think she’s Mala in this life!
Mala is Jasmine’s current dog companion, an animal she’s extremely bonded with.
F: Do you recognize any other characters from this life? Is your husband there?
C: Goodness, it’s actually Steven, one of the men who courted me and I almost married but I knew it wouldn’t work. He didn’t understand me. In fact, no one understands me in that French life; no one even tries. I see myself sitting on the outskirts of the men’s conversations. They were interesting, talking about important things, like politics and the world. I have to subjugate myself since I’m a woman.
F: What else happened in that life?
C: I see myself writing in a diary every day. I’m using beautiful cursive handwriting and there are no lines on the paper. I’m writing about synchronicity and spirituality, things I can’t talk to anyone about. I never have children and avoid my husband sexually so I don’t fall pregnant. My relationship with my horse is what saves me. Our closeness prevents me from taking my own life. I want to die all the time.
She is emotional.
C: I know now what I’m doing wrong. I have everything in that life, it’s all been given to me. It’s how I view it that makes it hell. I made my own hell. Exactly like I’m doing in this life.
Now, I’m dying. I’m lying in a big feather bed, my head propped up by fluffy white pillows. My husband is next to me. I’m feeling awful about myself, like I wish he had left me so he could’ve had a family that cared about him. Our social position would never allow for that. I forgive him, but not myself. I blame myself for that horrible life. I literally made myself sick to get out of that life. We’ve been married for 10 years and I’m only 28.
F: What have you learned from that life, do you think?
C: I decided that running away is taking a leap; staying safe equals death. I also decided that all men are the same. I abused my power in that life, so I surely don’t deserve success. I really needed to find a positive way to be powerful.
F: Anything else?
C: Mala, my dog in this life, is a reminder to be nice to myself and others. She opens my heart, is always there for me Oh, yes! By not opening my heart in that life I came into this life with a heart problem. I understand that now.
I feel forgiveness toward myself now. I understand that I chose this life to balance out what I did as Sarah, and I can let that go now. I’m feeling like I should honor my poetry writing, it’s my wisdom, my power and it communicates and moves people. Stop fighting it. Enjoy it.
Jasmine then connects again with her spirit guides to receive assistance.
C: My guides are speaking with such compassion and kindness. Certainly not how I view my addictions, or how I feel about myself because of my addictiveness.
I see that in my current lifetime, situations and circumstances presented themselves so I would have the opportunity to learn important lessons through real-life experiences. Ultimately, it’s about taking my power back, with integrity and self-love, while living with an open heart.
She gains further understandings about her addictions during the remainder of the LBL session. Afterwards, she feels completely renewed, filled with gratitude and joy for what she has learned.
C: I know now, thanks to this LBL session, that these suppressed past life experiences, along with accepting what my mother was passing down to me in the womb, are the origins of my addictions to stress, control and love. I have a higher understanding now about my addictions. I can redefine them and be fully conscious of them without an emotional charge. Actually, it really feels like I’ve released them. I feel like a different person.
Jasmine looks over with a gleam in her newly refreshed eyes: “My newest addiction? Meditation!”
Many more varied and wonderful LBL case stories are also featured within the pages of the books of Dr. Michael Newton and MNI as seen on our publications page, or in our quarterly Stories of the Afterlife Journal.
Experience a Life Between Lives session for yourself with one of our MNI LBL Facilitators.