The Pinhole Occluder Metaphor: Focusing in on Regression Therapy

In this week’s 5-minute seminar… What does a post-op eye doc visit have to do with spiritual regression therapy? You’ll see. (Yes! Metaphors and puns make me so happy.)

The Pinhole Occluder Metaphor: Focusing in via Regression Therapy

In this week's 5-minute seminar… What does a post-op eye doc visit have to do with spiritual regression therapy? You'll see. (Yes! A metaphor AND a pun? Brilliant!)

Posted by Marit Fischer • Spiritual Regression & Energy Healing on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Why to bad things happen to good people?

Why do bad things happen to good people?

You've asked great questions. I promised to answer all of them (or connect you with someone who can). I'll pick one Q each week to respond to via video. Here it is, Good Question Video (GQV) #1: "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Well, here's what I've learned…

Posted by Marit Fischer • Spiritual Regression & Energy Healing on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Last week, I launched a Facebook page to share information about this work that I do, and dedicated to answering every question that you ask me about it. This is a place for safe, judgment-free conversation about spirituality, things that you might be experiencing that you don’t quite get, and about what’s going on in the world.

I received so many great questions that I decided to pick one of them per week to answer via video. I’m calling this series the GQV — the Good Question Videos.

This time, I address the phenomenal and constant question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Or, perhaps, for many people: “How can an omni-loving God allow such terrible things to happen?”

The answer that I have come to, based on my own experience and the experience of thousands of people who have regressed to their interlife or Life Between Life, is that we planned for these things to happen before our life so that we could learn, grow, and develop as souls.

We don’t remember what we planned for ourselves as souls, because when we incarnate, it is like a veil of amnesia falls over us, allowing us to face our lessons with complete commitment, fully invested in them and their outcome.

Is this news to you? If so, it could affect you in a range from completely mind blowing to mildly amusing. Let me just say it was an absolute paradigm shift for me. A liberating and empowering one. One that answered all sorts of other questions.

I invite you to think about it. Does it make sense to you? As always, the beauty of this life is that you get to decide what makes sense to you. Does this fit in your mind’s puzzle? How about your heart’s?

There are several books that cover this in depth, or that touch on it in a comprehensive overview of the soul journey. Perhaps you’d like to pick one up?

Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life you Planned Before You Were Born, Robert Schwartz
Journey of Souls, Michael Newton
Destiny of Souls, Michael Newton
Exploring the Eternal Soul, Andy Tomlinson

And if you haven’t yet, please do check out my Facebook page — Marit Fischer Spiritual Regression & Energy Healing — and join the real-time conversation that’s happening there. I’d love to see you there!

The Eye of the Storm

There is so much going on in this world right now. In the United States alone, we are enduring the aftereffects of Harvey and the landfall of Irma, the fiercest hurricanes on record. Our western air has been rendered “Hazardous” on the Air Quality Scale, choking us with the smoke from the 74 fires that rage in our over-dry woodlands. And then we watch as our president makes his choices, affecting us all, in regards to North Korea and DACA, international relations and internal relations, equality and human rights, science and business. Together, as a community of friends and family and co-citizens, we are are in the midst of real and present natural and political storms.

Everything will be ok.

This world is roiling. But remember, on a personal level, and on the collective as well, we come into these lives of ours having planned the challenges that we face in order to learn and grow as souls. In other words, we chose this. Not only did we choose our personal life challenges, we chose the natural and political climate in which we now live. As souls and as participants in this global population, over and over and over again, lifetime to lifetime, we have made this place. We’re not victims. We are in the process of playing our active roles on a stage of our own design.

So what then?

First of all, always remember that you are loved unconditionally and infinitely by Source (or God or the Universe or whatever name you give this energy of all). And more, you ARE Source (or God, or Universe). We all are. Each of us is part of the divine and is therefore divine. Remember this when times get frightening or devastating or overwhelming. You may seek your peace and comfort from the divine outside of you, and it will be there, no doubt. But if, for some reason, you cannot see or feel it, if all becomes cloudy or smoky, and you start to feel small or inconsequential, or battered by all that is versus you, try instead to connect with the divine within you. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and look into the very heart of you. Really search. If you give yourself the chance, there you will find your inner divine, your True You, and your own pure love, peace and comfort.

Within you is the forever eye of the storm.​

Then, we each get to choose how we respond. This is personal. It’s your choice. But in a world that needs so much love right now, why not love? And why not feel comfortable doing this in whatever way feels right to you? There is no one right way. Perhaps it’s quietly, through prayer or meditation, perhaps it’s actively through rescue or shelter or aid or activism. I encourage you to be the calm that you crave. Lead by example, so that others may find comfort too — and be the calm that they crave.

These are hard times. They are. But you got this. You have the power within you to handle anything this life throws at you. The world will storm. But when you are the eye, no winds — real or figurative — can blow you down.

 

Photo Credit: Reuters

The Alpenlessons

I just returned from a ten-day running trip in the Alps with my friend. Yes, it was incredible. Amazing. Beautiful. Surreal.

Yesterday, I spent several hours writing a blog post for Run the Alps, the company through which we worked to plan our self-guided tour. That post is full of description of the trails we ran and the towns we visited. It reads like a journalized sensory play-by-play of our days, one by one, including the number of miles we ran and the vertical feet we climbed. It was all about the physical.

I’m never only all about the physical. There’s more to me than that. There’s more to most people.

When I returned, a woman I love and respect asked me about the trip in a way that touched my heart and made me smile. She asked: “How did it impact you? How did it change you?”

I love these questions. Because of course it impacted me. And yes, it changed me too. Growth is, by nature, change. I love and seek growth. I want it. And one way I grow is through travel.

To answer her questions, I have reflected on what I thought about over there, while I was running. Here is where I found my answers, but, it turns out, not to the specific questions she asked. I took her questions and then asked my own.

What did I learn?

I’m sure I will continue to become aware of my Alpenlessons as time goes on, but here are a few that I can share with you now.

 

 1) “Trails are all kin, and I am a friend of the family.”

I wrote this once in the essay I contributed to the book, “Tales from Another Mother Runner,” edited by my friends Dimity McDowell Davis and Sarah Bowen Shea. Running on those trails last week in Switzerland, Italy, and France, I felt this more than ever. There’s home and there’s Home. On mountain trails, no matter where they are, no matter how steep, no matter how technical, no matter how high, no matter how remote, I am Home. That sense of belonging and familiarity, even someplace I have never been before, is a remarkable discovery. It means that my happy place can be anywhere.

2) I live the life of my dreams.

I live the life of my dreams. There is no question about it. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have run where I ran, to visit the towns and people of the Alps. I am grateful for my friend, who was the catalyst in making the trip a reality and proved, once again, that we are finely tuned running partners. I am grateful to my husband for all his hard work and for gladly sending me off on this adventure. I am grateful for my mother-in-law for hosting our daughter at Camp Grandma while I was away. I am grateful for my daughter every minute of every day of my life. I am grateful for my strong, powerful body, that can move me over the trails that I love. And it doesn’t stop there. Over the miles and hours on the trail, my mind wanders. I learned that my gratitude wanders too.

 3) I will forever be amazed by this world’s beauty.

Some beauty is not fleeting. It is is older than time and will long outlive its beholders. Some beauty cannot be described in frail human words, and maybe not even in limited human emotions. Some beauty has a song, a vibrating hum, unheard and unknown until the moment you open your heart in its presence. This is what I experienced.

4) To be a good human, it’s important to meet other, different humans.

It is easy to lead an insular life. It is true that socio-economic realities and where you are born and upbringing and societal expectations and countless other barriers can make travel, especially world travel, honestly challenging for some. For others, though, insulation is a choice. Travel is a great teacher, but there are other ways to experience if you cannot travel.

When you openly experience other people, other cultures, other mini-worlds within our greater world, you will come to understand that we are only part of the whole. You will gain perspective. Understanding. Empathy. Unity. We are all human. We are all in this together. And we are not so different. Coming to this realization may be a privilege, but perhaps it should be a responsibility.

If travel is not an option, and even if it is, read, listen, watch. Try.

 5) In my life, there has never been a more important time to claim United States citizenship abroad.

We’ve all heard tales of the “good” Americans traveling abroad, proudly displaying Canadian flags on their packs. This has been a decades-enduring way to avoid our hosts’ prejudicial categorization of us into the ugly box of Boisterous and Demanding U.S. Tourist. I saw it all the time when I lived in France in the early 90s, and a few people suggested I go Canadian before this trip too.

But I have never felt a more poignant need to be an ambassador of the United States.

Donald Trump is not America. His administration is not America. And we, as a collective, are not him. We are not hatred, nor supremacy, nor discrimination, nor oppression. We are not short-sighted, nor ignorant, nor stubbornly rejective of facts. We are a nation of families and friends. We are a nation of dreamers and doers and lovers and sharers. We are a nation of diversity and hope. We are a nation of free speakers and liberty seekers and justice upholders. He cannot define us because he is not us, and we have every right and responsibility to show the world who we are instead.

I felt his shadow over there. I felt the dislike of our president and the trickle-down distrust of Americans. And it made me stand taller.

I am kind. I am generous. I am polite. I will smile and laugh with you. I will speak your language as best I can. I will respect your cultural etiquette. I will admire your country, your towns, your trails, and I will be better for having experienced them. I will do everything I can think of to show you that I am a citizen of the world that we share, together. And, once I have gained your trust and respect, as you have gained mine, I will tell you that I am American.

 6) I choose experiences, not things. 

I don’t want things. I couldn’t care less about things. I want experiences that make my heart sing and my mind whirl. That make me feel alive and strong and like the luckiest girl on earth. That remind me that hate and hurt and injustice are human constructs. That I will always, always remember. Like this adventure. Like this beautiful, extraordinary, incredible, miraculous adventure.

Photo Credit 1 and 3: Cathy Sonnenberg

Always stars beyond.

Wishing on a star you can see is always a good idea. But sometimes we shoot our biggest plans-for-what’s-to-come so aggressively that they simply cannot sink in to these close targets. And then what?

Good thing there are always stars beyond.

It’s the farther stars, the distant ones, that we can barely see or cannot see at all, that absorb our wishes and go about their secret business of fulfilling them. And remarkably, these heavenly bodies, invisible to our naked human eye, do what they do with far more flare and extravagance than the local stars, the overused stars, the common stars, could ever, themselves, dream possible.