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Karmic Patterns in the Aura

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by Jeremy Anacker

The human aura is like a balloon of energy that exists around the physical body. There are many dimensions to know about as you pursue knowledge and a direct intuitive knowing of this compelling phenomenon. Naturally this leads one into a process of healing and awakening that can result in greater peace and spiritual freedom. On your journey you will run across many ideas about how to heal. I have found it very helpful to use a very simple way to frame healing work under one principle of consciousness. One of my favorites is to think of harmful blocks or objects in the energy field as heavy and unhelpful mental agreements made at some earlier point in life and then practiced repeatedly over time. The restricted thought energy then accumulates in one’s energy body. For example, an early event in childhood can help a young person to decide that she is unsafe and that it is of utmost importance to say NO to various life adventures. From this point, the years go on as she says no to joining various clubs such as the girl scouts, soccer, swimming or maybe even doing things as simple as going on bike rides around the block. As she goes into adult life, she might end up feeling unfulfilled. She may have worked hard at her career, an area in her life where she felt safe; however, because she never truly went beyond her comfort zone she might not have been able to find a soulmate connection or to have stimulating and positive friendships. At this point her heart may feel heavy with a lack of life experiences. It often takes a bit of sophistication to see that a thinking pattern around an unhealthy style of seeking safety coupled with the idea of wanting more has been strongly developed. As she gains a sense of healthy desire and has little insight on what to do about it there is a dark energy block in the heart center. An energy healer such as myself can be of assistance in providing relief of the limited energy by clearing it out or removing any blocks, but still the perception that she is not safe is very well practiced over a long period of time. Because an uplifting style of adventure energy has not been developed in her field she doesn’t attract good growth opportunities from the universe. In this type of situation I might try to help this person identify the early life event and then look for the limited thinking that resulted. From there, a strategy and a set of thought redirection techniques can be put into place and applied until benefits reveal themselves. She may also have to change some her life patterns and begin to take more risks. The risks might include joining a volleyball club or spiritual community, or taking up various activities such as social dancing or even public speaking. In such a situation, in order to maximize her life progress and establish the new set of life routines, an ongoing coaching process can also be of great benefit.

There are occasions where a heavy energy pattern is noticed and it needs to be addressed as a set of past life agreements. The way the conditioned perceptions play out in this scenario are as vast as anything that is put together in one’s own lifetime.

Reflect on the following: A man suddenly realizes that for his whole life, horses seem to feel unsettled around him. They tend to shift uneasily and back away, neigh uncomfortably or do some other unsettled style of behavior. This man is intuitive and good natured enough to find the need to sit down and reflect on how this might be happening. He closes his eyes and somehow he sees himself in an earlier time in history as a very large and burly blacksmith. Images of horses and memories of his cruel treatment of them flood his mind. At this point, the man feels extremely mournful and regretful about these long list of events. He now understands that horses do not trust him. It is like they can smell the memories of the previous life and the mean spirit of these earlier times on him in this current incarnation.

What does he do now? Well, it helps to understand that he has an aura that emanates vibrations out into the environment and ultimately into the universe. In many ways life is responding to this energy signature which is patterned around thoughts, perceptions and agreements that the individual has made on some profoundly deep level of his eternal being. The unhelpful bundles of energy in his aura can also be seen as a piece of his overall karma and now he can clear the areas of trouble with various intentional techniques. I also have found it very useful to emphasize the use of a well placed and meaningful moment of mournful regret so as to completely clear the energy. This is a radically effective way to clear many things such as any residual rationalization of harmful acts, the conscience of the soul, the unhealthy patterns of guilt based thinking or the shame that can come up as one faces such a past. As a last step I suggest that the individual find a way to deliberately amend this karma by contributing somehow to the well being of one or more of these truly majestic and beautiful beings. He could do any number of actions such as commit to the practice of being deliberately kind to all animals, pray for well being of all horses, donate money to a related cause or even to adopt a horse and give it a good life in an open field with a caring facility. I know that the example here is a true one as the man experienced a major change as he was suddenly able to go up to any horse and they would show that they felt safe and comfortable in his presence.

What do you do now that you have this information? Now you are aware that the life you have and the events in it are a part of your Karmic destiny. While it is great to read up on the topic of past lives and to pick up various techniques and clear it also really helps to have various forms of dynamic dialogue with others. Reflecting on and owning this awareness with others in an intentional community accelerates the growth into greater awareness. Group energy can serve as a boost for the intuition and inspiration that it takes to make beneficial changes in yourself. Also be prepared to know from your own authority that the many life situations that you experience are your perfect teacher and that you are always getting assistance from the universe for your journey into awakening and self discovery.


Jeremy Anacker holds regular aura reading and reiki events at Mimosa. On January 11, the topics discussed in this article will be the focus of the Aura Reading event. Click here to find out more.  Jeremy’s website is infiniteaffinity.com.

Experiencing Past Lives

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by Dina Martinez

For years I’ve heard people talking about past lives. I think the first person I actually heard it from was Shirley MaClaine. It was all just so weird, and since I was living in the South everyone around me insisted that it was delusions from the devil and demonically inspired fancy. People on TV said that she was crazy.

On my spiritual and personal journey I’d heard about reincarnation and people who were anywhere from Cleopatra to Michelangelo. But why were these people who believe in this stuff always famous figures in history? I mean, there are only so many people that can be Cleopatra! Yet so many people claim to be her. It was all kind of frustrating, as long as this was my example.

“Maybe it is the devil.” I thought. My roots were very firm in fundamentalist Christianity; if my Mom, Dad and Pastor told me something, then it must be true. Imagine my surprise when, several years later while driving to work, I had a spontaneous memory! I’ll save the full story for the workshop, but having this experience was kind of foundation-shaking for me. At this point, even I thought I might be crazy.

I turned to the Bible, in which I found a few passages that made me, gasp, question my beliefs. For example:

And if you are willing to understand what I, mean, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come. And if ever you were willing to listen, listen now! (Matthew 11:14­-15, The Living New Testament).

I began to find that this just might NOT be what I believe. So I began a journey to find out more than what’s in between the covers of a book I was told was the inherent word of God. I prayed a lot and asked a lot of questions. What I found was that bits and pieces work for me.

In regards to Past Lives I’ve had people tell me that I was this or that. Whether I was told that I was a Princess in the Middle East or a Samurai Warrior I felt that I just didn’t get why I would just be told. For me, spirituality and this journey to enlightenment is MY journey and not someone else’s. This journey is for ME to experience and for me to find out and if someone just tells me, “Oh you were this or you were that,” how does it help me? Why do I need this information?

I do Past Life Explorations and work not because it’s fun to know that you were someone in antiquity, although it is fun. I do it because I love how it can change people’s current lives. Give them a new perspective. That is in fact why we seek and search out information. We seek it out so that we can change, better our lives and experience this life for whatever it is and whomever we come into contact. The Past Live Experiences are meant to enhance our lives and to help us understand some things we’ve never understood about ourselves before.

Is it beneficial to consult a professional when seeking out more enlightenment? Yes, absolutely. We can absolutely learn from those who have gone the journey before us — those who have worked so hard to develop their abilities to help others. Open yourself to experiencing these past lives with the expectation of learning something about yourself. Let it impact you in the Now as you move forward in this incarnation.

Whether you come to one of my Past Life Exploration workshops or I do a private session with you, it’s important to come with a desire to grow and be open to having a good time. All this stuff is supposed to be fun and bring greater joy to our lives. You’ll get in the thick of the fun. Let’s see who and what we were!

“A Past Life in East India” by Mari Powers

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Even before I remembered a past life experience in India, I had always felt incredibly drawn to India. People would choose gifts from India for me. I majored in East Asian studies in my first two years in college. Once I wanted to go to Nepal, meet a guru and become enlightened. I still love to wear East Indian clothing whenever I can. Hindu8-270x300

A vision of a past life in India happened years after I had let go of that dream of becoming a lifelong adherent of an Eastern religion. I had found another path, yet still loved East Indian culture, especially Hinduism.

During a Samhain (Halloween) ritual we looked for signs of our future in a darkened mirror. There were about twenty-five or thirty of us when our yearly gathering was still small enough to have in a rented space in downtown Madison. We were in the basement of a building called, “Gates of Heaven.”

In the darkened basement, we each held a candle to the side of a handheld mirror. That day I saw an image of a woman filled with power. At the time, I considered it to be a glimpse of the Goddess. Now, I know I was seeing into a past life, having gone backward in time, instead of into the future.

I saw a young woman with long dark hair walking on a dirt road. The backs of her legs are light brown. She is dressed in thin silk and she wore veils on her body and gold in her hair. Her belt and ankle chains jingled as she walked. She was a dancer, and each step she took on the path was light and graceful. Her hips moved gently, swaying in the joy of freedom as she walked. She turned, glanced back at me, and smiled. I had only a glimpse of the side of her face.

She turned a bit more and her eyes were sparkling dark pools. As I looked deep into them, I saw myself reflected there and was filled with light and joy.

It was then that I felt our souls were connected and that I had been that dancer at a temple, one likely devoted to music and arts. I had learned dances that were than over a thousand years old. All dancers in this temple were masters at expressing the ancient stories that uplifted, educated and entertained the community. We were honored and much beloved, female and male dancers alike.

I remember siblings in the community, and later in my life I did have a husband and one child. That was about when I passed the ripe old age of 30 or so. I remember no death experience from this life. Perhaps it was so quick and painless, as to be virtually insignificant.

Also, in this life, I believed in reincarnation my whole life, and death did not have the significance it had in other lives I have remembered. I am sure I was an ancient Hindu during it’s height of glory in the land of milk and honey.

This is the first glimpse I had of that life as an Indian dancer. From this life I attribute my life long love of music and dance, and chanting. I still love chanting with movements to tell a story or to teach a spiritual lesson.

Many years later I would see other glimpses of this life and of others during a combination Reiki healing session with a past life regression. During this session I remembered more, learned more of the purpose of remembering this life, and experienced a healing of my second chakra, as well.

During the Reiki healing journey I passed on a bridge of light from old Ireland into ancient India. It was like a portal opened up for me from above. I saw an India that was so old that the oldest of the tantric carvings on the temples were new. I saw sensual magic carved into stone; couples embracing. I recognized divine Goddesses and Gods molded into brass and gold and also embracing each other, not yet darkened by age. I heard a voice that said, “This was the land of milk and honey.”, and I could feel that it was true.

There was sexual healing here, true gender equality and abundance for all. There were silks and gold, lush fruit and vegetables from the vines and yearly bountiful harvest in the marketplace. I saw many elephants, real and carved. I saw and felt elephants mating, and then they turned to face each other. Their trunks were upraised like the curving of snakes and touched on the underside.

I felt a rush on energy up my pelvis, an opening of channels at the second chakra and throughout my whole body. The orange light healing energy rushed up my spine and turned to a royal purple at my third eye, then rose up to my crown chakra.

I believe this is the life from whence came the my veiled dancer. There was no fear in knowing or sharing with others the mysteries and magic in this life. Lovemaking was sacred magic, as was dancing and all forms of pleasure and joy in life.

This was a place where Goddess worship was unsullied by the restraints of puritanical Christianity. This was a place I was holy in my sensual self. I felt and rubbed the soft pink tongue of an elephant and leaned against its face, and opened further to the sensual healing that elephants bring. This was a place where there was abundance for all and I was whole. I brought this healing back with me as a gift in this life.

I also found that past lives are linked unbound by time and space. The healing I experienced in this life, transmitted itself to a healing to the woman I was in old Ireland as well. And that is yet another story, contained in the chapter on Past Life Regression, in the book I am writing titled, “Dancing in the Center of Magic”.

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