© 2012 Courtney DeWinter – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore Newsletter February 2012
by Courtney DeWinter, Reiki Master Teacher – Delphine Healing Arts
Regardless of whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, it’s hard to ignore all the prompts about romantic love that occur in February, be it the cards with bright red envelopes in all the stores, the ads for chocolate, and the push to buy jewelry. Apart from the commercialism of Valentine’s Day, it’s actually good for the world (or at least the United States) to have a time of year when people’s attention is focused on love. To that end, this month’s book review covers “Soul Mates,” by Richard Webster, Llewellyn Publications. Webster is a hypnotherapist, and as a result, you’ll find the book full of references to hypnotherapy sessions and past-life regressions.
The progression of content in the book makes quite a bit of sense. The author starts by defining soul mates as a past-life connection with someone who may or may not necessarily be a romantic partner. This is a very important clarification for those working on manifesting the love of this life. He also explains reincarnation and provides a great deal of compelling information to prove that reincarnation exists. The next step in finding love connections from other lifetimes is past-life regression – and Webster spends more than 100 pages of the book specifically on past-life regressions. (So, while the book is about soul mates, it will be of interest to those exploring past-life regression, too.)
On a practical level, Webster addresses some important aspects of being able to find your romantic partner, including the concept of getting yourself ready for this love to come into your life – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And this is one of the best points in the book. Why? Many people talk about how they really want to find their true partner, but I have found, through muscle testing sessions on these folks, that these same people often are not ready for their partner to come into their life. Further muscle testing can indicate that areas where they feel stuck or not ready, so they can work on those aspects of themselves and clear blockages to bringing in that romantic love.
Now back to this idea of past lives and past-life regression. For those interested in this approach to identifying a soul mate, or determining if your current love is a soul mate, Webster explains in great detail how to do a past-life regression on yourself, as well as highlighting many case studies of past-life regressions he has done.
Tip for Readers: While past-life regression is a great tool for learning about your past lives, past-life regression must be approached with caution and done with someone who really knows what they’re doing. Why? If you do a past-life regression and take someone back to a lifetime where they were harmed in some way (beaten, tortured, raped, etc.), or they experienced deep trauma such as watching their loved one die, if you don’t set up parameters of how that past life will be viewed and experienced, the person experiencing the past-life regression can be re-traumatized by that past-life experience, and bring that trauma back into the present. So if you’re going to do pursue a past-life regression, make certain you work with someone who knows how to take you back WITHOUT letting you get re-traumatized by what you might find.
The final section of this book outlines other methods of finding your soul mate including “lucid dreaming,” dowsing, meditation, and more. I found his detailed description of how to use a pendulum to get answers extremely grounded, detailed, and helpful. So if you are still seeking your romantic love in this lifetime, or if you think you MAY have found your true romantic partner of this lifetime, and you want to verify it, this book provides some great information and tools that are helpful for both of these scenarios. Regardless of which one applies to you, this book provides helpful insights on finding the right romantic partner, and understanding how that person might tie back into past lives.
This soft cover book is available at Shining Lotus Bookstore in Denver, Colorado for $14.95. For more information, visit Shining Lotus Bookstore in Denver, Colorado at: www.shininglotus.com, or call 303.758.9113.
About The Reviewer:
Courtney DeWinter is a Reiki Master Teacher, and founder of Delphine Healing Arts, www.delphinehealingarts.com – offering comprehensive Reiki training classes in Denver, Colorado; Reiki healing sessions for people & animals; Reiki distance healing sessions for people & animals anywhere in the world; and monthly specialty workshops on energetic protection, energetic clearing, spirit guides, and more. Courtney DeWinter has 24 YEARS of experience in the Reiki energy healing system, and hundreds of hours of training in advanced energy healing. She also is a veteran journalist with 25 years of experience in reporting and magazine feature writing.