Written by: Samantha Touchais, Executive Contributor
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I did something crazy last night. Well, for me, it felt crazy, and I entered the experience with my skeptical brain fully locked on.
I was invited to try a past life regression therapy session. I was hypnotized and sent on a journey back to another time when my soul had been in another body.
I went into it thinking that I would stay open-minded and see what came up and that I should not be disappointed if I didn’t see anything. I treated it as an adventure – an opportunity to travel somewhere, which I can’t do right now due to Covid. I didn’t even know if I believed in past lives!
I found myself in a city that I immediately identified as London as I could see St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance. I was hiding from someone and could see myself behind a wall, waiting. At first, I didn’t know what I was waiting for, and I felt apprehensive. The therapist asked me to move the scene forward, and I was able to step out from the wall and into the sunlight, where I found myself playing chase with a young boy. I was a child, and I could see the clothing I was wearing and could feel my hair was in plaits which were bouncing around my shoulders as I ran.
The therapist asked me my name and the name of the boy I was with. I was able to give him those names relatively easily, which surprised me.
As I moved through that life, I faced some scary moments. I can see how these events could affect my life now. But for many scenes of that life, I felt a strong sense of being alone. I saw myself with family members at times, but there was a feeling that I had to fend for myself a lot in that life and that it toughened me up.
One of the final scenes I saw was the moment that life ended. It was truly incredible, and the feelings of total peace, love, and joy that came up for me were amazing! I saw my soul leave my body and was able to look down and see my old lady self lying in the bed that I had just died in. I saw the room very clearly, and the one person who was with me.
I was taken to an in-between place that I didn’t want to leave when the time came. I was greeted by three people, only one of which I could see clearly. The therapist said these were my spirit guides. I felt like old friends surrounded me. The therapist asked them questions we had agreed on before the session started, and I heard (‘felt’ might be a better word) the answers clearly.
So why am I sharing this story with you? I was tempted to keep it to myself, but then the lessons from this session came up for me again this morning, and I realized that I do not need to do things alone and that it is okay to share.
So here I am, feeling like I am baring my soul. But it feels right.
I have, of course, asked myself if this was all my imagination (and as a writer, I have a great imagination!), but I don’t think so. I do not really know what to think, but it somehow feels real.
How does this relate to the world of business and my life as a Business and Mindset coach? At first, I couldn’t see the connection, but the messages that came to me during the session were about the fact that it is okay to ask for help. I don’t need to do things alone.
I pondered this after the session and then decided to meditate and see what came up. And the resounding message that I have not been able to shake is that my life purpose is to be a leader and beacon for others.
The message could not have come at a better time, as I have been feeling my energy dip lately, particularly as schools are closed in France, where I live, and I am back to homeschooling again while running my coaching business. Not easy to juggle.
And so, if there is anything that I have taken from last night’s experience, it is to remember that I can be the leader I see myself as being and that the necessary quality of a leader is courage. Courage to show up for people time and time again. Courage to show up on social media to share my learnings, feelings, and experiences with my audience. Courage to continue to help others as a business coach and the courage to say what I feel without fear of retribution or judgment. It is in these moments that we are often able to help others the most.
I am so grateful for all the amazing messages I have received from those who have seen my social media posts and have felt their life changed because of them. And the wonderful clients I have the privilege of working with. Many people have contacted me to say that they love to read my posts and appreciate my wisdom (their words, not mine!). And so I am going to continue showing up and sharing and being the leader I always knew I could be.
Samantha Touchais, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Samantha Touchais is a Business and Mindset Coach helping women create a safe and secure path to launching their dream business by providing them with the support and tools to make it a success. She has over 20 years of marketing and strategy experience working for large international companies worldwide. Her love of how the mind works and how to create the right mindset for success led her into coaching. She lives and breathes marketing and mindset and loves sharing her learnings with others. Author of four books and the creator of the Well Being Series (a collection of apps and books that provide meditations and affirmations for well-being based on the latest neuro-science), she loves exploring Europe, where she has been for the last 14 years but misses the beaches of her native Australia.