Continued from yesterday…
When Dr. Weiss got on stage I didn’t expect to be laughing as much as I did. Being a child of a parent with a very dry sense of humor, I appreciated his quirky jokes and it took my mind off of the unexpected, but liberating conversation I just had with the woman next to me. He spoke a little about his background and what we were going to do. Then he put us through a group regression that took 45 minutes, that I swear was only 15! I was totally relaxed, happy that I didn’t fall asleep like I did when I listened to his first book on the subject – he has a very soothing voice – yet I found my skepticism creeping in periodically.
After he got us deeply relaxed, he directed us to go to a happy childhood memory. I was able to remember an event from my childhood that I had completely forgotten about. He then took us back to the womb which I couldn’t picture at all so I kind of zoned out. I really thought I was done at that point and that’s all I was going to get. I was just happy that I retrieved a memory that I had forgotten about.
He then asked us to go to a life before the womb and instructed us to look down at our feet. When I did, was I ever surprised! I had the biggest, boniest and blackest feet I had ever seen. I thought to myself, “Oh my! Big ugly feet!” (Hey, they were supposedly mine, so I can say that!) They were obviously an African man’s feet and as I looked forward I saw pretty much what you would see on a National Geographic special about the savannah. I was thinking “Okay, this is different, but I’ll go with it.”
Next, he instructed us to be at an important event in that life. I walked over to a simple home and there was a woman sitting there, with other women surrounding her, and with a big smile on her face, she hands me a little newborn baby girl.
He then guided us to go to the end of that lifetime. The end didn’t seem like it was much later than the baby being born. I walked around the corner of one of the homes and was ambushed by an angry man with a large knife. I turned to run away but ended up being face down in the dirt. I assume he knifed me in the back. When we were pulled back to reality, I felt curious over what I saw but I also noticed that I had kept myself at an emotional distance from the scene. Afterward, I couldn’t help but feel a little upset that this newborn baby girl had been left without a father.
After a short break, Dr. Weiss came back out to do another exercise with us. We were to exchange a personal object with someone next to us that we didn’t already know. I exchanged watches with one of the women sitting next to me. After Dr. Weiss took us through a 5 minute or so guided meditation, he told us to share our impressions. Now I have always thought I was a “feeler” when it came to my getting information but in this case everything came in images. Because it was imagery, I attributed to an active imagination and I was pretty hesitant to give it much credibility. I am obviously my own biggest skeptic!
The lady shared with me the impressions she got and I was pretty impressed! She described the gorgeous tall trees that fill my hometown and my own property right down to what they looked like in winter. She also described seeing a dandelion, even though she forgot what it was called, she showed me exactly where I get migraine pain, even though she was surprised to learn that you can get migraine pain there, and she also said the number ten. As for the dandelion, I am a beginner herbalist and that is one of the herbs I have been personally working with for my own health. And the number 10 could have been my birth month since I was born in October.
I shared with her what I saw even though I felt kind of silly doing it since I had never done this kind of thing before. I saw a white house with siding, a decent sized lawn in front with a chain link fence around it and I also saw a hula hoop on the ground. I heard an ice cream truck going by that was playing the song “Pop Goes the Weasel” and told her this was obviously a family and child-friendly neighborhood. I also told her that the front screen door shuts pretty hard and loudly and that the person in the house really liked rose soap. The soap thing she said could be related to her sister who just so happens, really likes rose soap. Then she went on to tell me that she and her husband have been thinking about finding a new home. It would be fascinating to see if in the near future she does buy a house that meets that description.
After we had a break for lunch we came back to watch John Holland work. I really appreciate his style and already knew he had a great, down to earth sense of humor because I had gone to one of his smaller local events once before. After giving some background about what he does and how he does it, he started giving readings.
I will tell you, nothing drives me more crazy than when people try to make things fit that don’t just because they want to believe they are the one getting the message! Not only does it waste everyone’s time, and time there was limited, it is also frustrating for the audience to listen to and it also exhausts the medium! While I don’t blame them for being eager, I think it’s important that the person that is supposed to get the message does, and thankfully that is exactly how John feels when he gives readings. Since this is so important to him, any messages he did get ended up being delivered to exactly who they were meant for.
What I really like about him is that he doesn’t settle for delivering general information such as names like Joe, Bob, Billy or Mary, or that you have a “buxom grandmother who passed that was a good cook.” There are psychic mediums who do give general information and that to me is worthless. I think they will give you general information either because they’re not very good at it or maybe they are just too scared to be specific and are looking to get some practice – unfortunately, on your dime. I have been to a couple that did this and while I certainly didn’t mind them practicing on me, I was thinking “Do I really have to pay for this?” My advice is to save your money and pay a little more for one you have heard of through word of mouth from a friend or relative that you trust. You know… like me!
In all seriousness though, John is not one of “those” mediums. He likes to deliver specific proof so that the receiver of the message knows without a doubt that their loved one is there; and he definitely delivered it to quite a few people that afternoon. It was especially uplifting to see families who lost very young members get the validation they were looking for. It was tough to listen to, but very uplifting nonetheless. I think no one, and I mean no one, is more deserving of a message than a bereaved parent.
I am sure I will have the opportunity to see them both sometime again. I really enjoy witnessing others share their gifts with people especially when some sort of emotional healing takes place. I can’t help but wonder if that is the direction I am heading. Time will tell…. In the meantime I am going to keep blogging and working on my own story and it will be fun to see what comes of it all.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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