ILLUMINATING READING: The Michael Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy
Well, first off, I want to say hello and I am very happy to have found you all. I wanted to write a little something to let you know how I ended up here at this group, a bit of “get to know me.” I saw Bobbie’s post asking how we all discovered this path, but I felt I had too much to say in a comment.
My family was never a religious one. We did at one point go to church, for about a year or so when I was 12-13. I never really accepted the things I was taught at church; it never made any sense to me; something just didn’t feel right. I didn’t buy it. I didn’t get it. I didn’t like it. We stopped attending this church after a negative experience and never went to another one. I was totally fine with that, happy about it to be honest. As a teenager I was very lost, I had no beliefs whatsoever. I did not believe in God; I don’t really know what I believed. Nothing really. Although I was always very interested in Astrology and read many books on the subject, none of which were very spiritual though. At some point things got really bad for me, I fell into a deep depression and from the age of about 19 til 22 every morning I would wake up and the first thought in my head was “I want to die”… I don’t know why, but this was always the VERY first thing I thought the second I opened my eyes. Not a day passed where I did not think this as I woke. I always had this nagging thought of “what’s the point?”
“WHY ARE WE HERE???”
Then one day I was at the bookstore looking in the New Age section at astrology books and I came across a random book about past lives. I though, oh that sounds kinda neat, so I bought it. That book was the catalyst for who I am today. It talked about all the things that the MN books talk about. How we plan our lives, the fact that we have guides, that we are always learning here and on the other side, reincarnation, etc. As soon as I started reading it I just “knew”. I had finally found the “truth”. I was elated, ecstatic! I felt ALIVE. For the first time in my life, I felt like I understood it all. I felt like a ton of bricks was lifted off my shoulders.
I began to devour anything and everything I could find on this new path I had discovered; I went from being a sort of bitter/depressed person to someone who was kind, compassionate, full of joy and most important, I wanted to LIVE. Things began to change for me after I adopted this new frame of thinking. I didn’t wake up with that thought of wanting to die every day. That thought never ever crossed my mind anymore. Good things were happening all the time. I was happier than I had ever been in my life.
Then I got sick.
I started having horrible nausea, to the point of absolute misery every day. It started slow, maybe 20 minutes at a time a few times a day. It escalated quickly to several hours a day. Along with the nausea was a horrible panic, although at the time I didn’t realize it was panic, I just thought I was sick. I went to the DR every month for a year trying to figure out what was wrong. I had every test in the book and they found nothing. Finally at one of my monthly DR appts I said, “If you don’t find out what’s wrong with me, I’m going to kill myself.” I knew I couldn’t live like that anymore. My quality of live was compromised to the point of no life at all. I was on the verge of losing my job, and everything in my life was spiraling out of control. I began to lose my way during this period. It was so hard to keep an upbeat attitude when I was pacing the bathroom for hours on end waiting to throw up. (And I never would throw up)
I stopped talking to my guide and became very depressed again. Finally, one day I realized that in some respects I was doing it to myself. I thought, why is it that when im sick, and I go home, I start to feel better? The tummy ache was still there somewhat but that panic feeling would subside. I went to the DR and said, I’m doing this to myself, I think. She put me on anti-anxiety meds, and they did help. I still had the tummy issues, but the panic was reduced to where it was manageable. After being on the meds, which I hated, I decided I wanted to talk to a psychic. I got in contact with a VERY famous psychic and spent an INSANE amount of money and waited almost a year to speak with her. It was a bust. Nothing she said resonated with me, nothing she said about my future came to fruition. When I asked her, “Will I ever be able to get off the meds?”, her reply was “Well, if you were a diabetic, you would take your insulin right?” I said yes, she says “Well, there you go.” So that was it, I was doomed to a life of these meds and still having stomach issues to boot. I was again very sad.
Then I met a girl online named Amy. She had a negative experience with the same psychic, and we became friends and would chat online and spoke on the phone a few times.
One day she tells me she is getting a reading by another psychic named Carla Baron, and she would tell me how it went. Turns out it was fantastic. She encouraged me to talk with Carla, so I did.
My life was forever changed once again from that reading. Everything she said was right on target, it was like a breath of fresh air. When I asked if my guide had anything to say to me, she said “They want you to know that they are working on getting your anxiety under controls. Well, it worked because they led me to Carla. I had yet to bring up the anxiety, and she called it out even before I mentioned it. She told me that the panic was caused by the anticipation of this awful nausea. And that the nausea for the past 3 years as well as the hives I was getting daily for 8 months were the result of having too much metal in my body = aluminum. She told me of a few supplements to get and to wean off the meds. One week later after starting the supplements and I was totally cured of ALL symptoms. I had stopped the meds completely and was absolutely amazed. This wonderful woman just handed me my life back on a silver platter.
I have been anxiety/nausea/hive free for at least 8 years now, all thanks to that first reading. Incidentally 2 weeks BEFORE I had the reading with Carla, I was going to sleep and I had started talking to my guide again at that point, and I asked “What’s wrong with me??? Please help!!!” That night I dreamt that I was vomiting up paper clips, all connected together, I was just pulling the strand out of my mouth for what seemed like forever until I had a HUGE pile on the floor. I remember telling my mom that I had to go to the hospital because I had more paperclips inside me, and she said no they are all here on the floor, and I kept saying “No, there’s more!!”
When I woke up, I knew the dream meant something, but I thought it was sort of sign that I was too stuck in the same daily routine and I needed to “break the chain”…well, after talking to Carla I remembered the dream about a week later and I was floored. I got such a literal answer from my guide that I missed it completely. Too much metal in my body, aluminum–Throwing up paperclips, metal, aluminum. Wow. I still occasionally talk to Carla when I feel I need a little extra guidance. She put me back on the path that I had forsaken, and my life has never been the same.
After that first reading with Carla, I once again began to seek out all information I could find on my journey, and recently Carla had posted that she liked the MN books, so of course I immediately went and bought them because I had yet to hear about them until she recommended them. They blew my mind of course and everything in the books was what I already believed to be true. It was perfection. I looked up Find A Therapist of MN’s site and saw Scott’s website, I saw he was in Claremont which is very close to me. I looked through the whole site and the last page I saw showed his photo. I said, “Hey I know that guy!” I had seen him several years ago while buying some candles and crystals for my mom since she was having a bad time. We did not chat, it was a smile, nod and Hi How are you and that was it, but as soon as I saw the picture I knew it was the same person. I emailed him and told him this and asked did he work at that store, he told me no but he did hang out there. It was a trip! Meant to be!
From there, I discovered this group by Marie’s Amazon review of Rich’s book, and now here I am. I feel so grateful to be led in all the directions that have landed me here. I am excited to see/join in your wonderful discussions about something I am so passionate about. I WILL get an *LBL if I have to sell a kidney to get it!!
*The Newton Institute (TNI) was set up to facilitate training and spread awareness of The Newton Method of LBL (“Life Between Lives”) Hypnotherapy.
Haha! No, I know when the time is right, it will fall in place, cause that’s just how the universe works. Thank you for already being so welcoming and I look forward to getting to know you all better:)
– Stacey Williams