Monday, December 26, 2011

Life Between Life - Michael Newton


 I woke up at around 5:00 this morning because I heard my cell phone ringing loudly.  Not fully awake, I lumbered around looking for the darn thing.  When I finally found it, it showed no history of any call whatsoever.  So, awake now, I crawled back into bed, and picked up the book I'd been reading the previous night, which I opened to a page about how spirit guides contact their embodied students.....and I couldn't help but think, "well, if you're going to call, can you please leave a message?"  That's one "wake up call" I'll remember!

"Journey of Souls"  by Michael Newton Ph.D. has been around since the 90's, and there are several other books he's written about his many years of research as well.  Dr. Newton began as a hypnotherapist, and as he recounts, stumbled on a patient who "re-membered", from a transpersonal state, being in the spirit realm, between lives on earth.  He, and his colleagues, have since worked with hundreds of people to explore the subject, and the "between life therapy" he's developed aims to help people understand better the "soul purposes" of why they incarnated.  Now retired, Dr. Newton has founded the Michael Newton Institute, which trains practitioners in past and between life therapy.

I confess, it's a strange book, written in such a dry, academic style, that I sometimes have to laugh, considering the vastness of the subject.  But impossible to put down.  And my own "wake up call" may very well be about getting back to work...........


4 comments:

Ruby Slippers said...

I read Life Between Life some years ago and it had an impact and influence on me. It sat on my bookshelf for years and then after my mother passed away a couple of years ago and I was looking for another book I suddenly saw it and felt inspired to reread it. I can vividly remember sitting on my couch for hours, reading, pausing with my eyes closed, and feeling a warmth in the back of my head and I felt filled with love and energy.

On another subject, I just wanted to say how much I love your work. Some years ago I happened across your website and saw you masks and was especially moved by your poem Ghost Mask. I copied it out and I find myself rereading it.

Ruby Slippers said...

I read Life Between Life some years ago and it had an impact and influence on me. It sat on my bookshelf for years and then after my mother passed away a couple of years ago and I was looking for another book I suddenly saw it and felt inspired to reread it. I can vividly remember sitting on my couch for hours, reading, pausing with my eyes closed, and feeling a warmth in the back of my head and I felt filled with love and energy.

On another subject, I just wanted to say how much I love your work. Some years ago I happened across your website and saw you masks and was especially moved by your poem Ghost Mask. I copied it out and I find myself rereading it.

December 27, 2011 2:21 PM

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I read this one years ago, too. Strangely fascinating book.

Lauren said...

thanks so much for your comment, and your gracious words about my work. I personally experience what I believe is spirit contact all the time, although it seems hard sometimes to translate it.....but the experiance you describe of love and warmth seems like it needs no "translation".....