Sunday, September 20, 2015

Can A Private Investigation Unlock The Mysteries of Life After Death?......My Past Life Regression Experiment....The PI Files


Friday, September 18, 2015

I was preparing to be hypnotized by Rhonda Leifheit, a seasoned Past-Life Regression Therapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, who with years of training and experience puts people under hypnosis and guides them into past lives while also passing through spirit where our souls live one with God. My curiosity of past life regression began after reading the book Answers About The Afterlife written by Bob Olson who was a Private Investigator who spent 15 years researching life after death with claims to have unlocked the mysteries.  I was excited to learn that a PI with natural skepticism such as myself shared this common interest and had possibly found evidence to support his findings.  My interest in life after death began a few years ago when my grandmother, who I was very close to, was near death.  I began reading books on the subject as I sat in a chair next to my dying grandmother who was confined to a nursing home bed.   More recently I hired a self proclaimed psychic medium who was less than authentic in my opinion.  The only statements she made that I could relate to were few and very generalized and while I wanted to connect with deceased loved ones she was unable to identify anybody she claimed to have connected with nor was I able to identify them using the information she gave. I was looking for very specific words and statements to be used in order to prove to me that she was an authentic Psychic Medium.  I will talk more about this experience another time. I only recently read Bob Olson's book which is a question and answer book with answers to some of the most common questions about death such as "how can I tell if a psychic medium is real or fake?", "is death scary, painful, dark?"  and "can my loved one in spirit hear me when I talk or pray to him/her?"  These are only a few of the many questions answered in his book and while I am interested in the answers from Bob Olson's perspective while reading this book I was also looking for the background to his answers for instance whom did he interview, how was the interview conducted, what is the background of the people of which he relied on.  Had there been background to support his answers I would be less skeptical of his investigation and how it was conducted besides not knowing Bob Olson himself.  Is a reader picking up this book before any other on this topic supposed to simply believe what he 'says'?  I decided to have my own life regression experience for myself as Bob Olson did discussed in Part 9 of his book.  As an Investigator I feel it is as equally important to provide the right answers along with the information that led to the answers in order to build credibility with the readers.  I was disappointed that there was no such information included in the book that has incredible answers some of which I have read about in other books where the authors do provide more background information to their findings.  So, while Bob Olson might provide realistic answers in his book he does not provide the background and how he reached his answers.  I know his investigation included reading other books.  With that said,  I have provided the name of the regression therapist I have chosen to use. Her background can be viewed on her website.  

Before my appointment I felt anxious and excited because of the new experience I was about to have.  I felt confident that I would have no trouble being hypnotized because it is simply meditating under somebody else's direction and I have successfully meditated on many occasions on my own and with the power of suggestion given to me by my meditation teacher Tom Pasley where all five senses came alive. For example going to the beach and feeling the sand underneath your bare feet, smelling the ocean breeze as it brushes over your head, tasting the salt that the ocean emits into the air, and hearing the waves.  You can visit the beach in meditation and it is the next best thing to being there.  My anxiety came from the unexpected and not knowing what I would see or feel if I would even make it that far.  I also had many questions that I had hoped could be answered such as the connections I may have had in past lives with my mother, grandmother, and husband from my current life and the possibility of my unborn child reincarnating into one of my living children.  My ultimate quest was to learn the truth about life after death and if the process I was about to encounter is a real way to find answers to our past lives assuming my first answer is affirmed.  On my way to the appointment my nerves went out the car window while I found the street I needed to turn onto was closed!  I thought to myself, "how in the hell am I going to get there if her street is closed?  I need to arrive there on time!  I need to calm down otherwise I will be too worked up going into the session."  I did arrive there and on time and my anxiety did not return.  Sometimes we need a diversion from tension and sometimes it comes when it is needed the most.

I was invited into her home office where I saw a desk in the front hallway by the door.  She took me into her living room where there were two chairs and a small table with two glasses of water.  Next to the table was the main part of the living room with a large futon sofa and a recliner chair.  She first invited me to sit on a chair at the table where we would talk and get to know each other for the first part of my session time of one and a half hours.  I had read her website so I knew just about everything there was to know about her as a regression therapist and my questions were related to my session of hypnosis and the content of what I might learn and how she would guide me through it.  As I sipped on my water she asked me specifically about my interest in past-life regression and what I was hoping to get out of it.  I told her that I had been interested in life after death since my grandmother was dying but my interest of past lives came after reading Bob Olson's book whom she had never heard of.  She was familiar with the books Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls both written by Dr. Michael Newton and knows someone who studied with him.  That alone was impressive to me considering I had read both books and found Dr. Michael Newton to be a credible Psychologist and a certified Master Hypnotherapist with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Rhonda Leifheit was referred to me by a friend who holds a Masters degree in Teaching and Music who had a reading with Rhonda along with a friend of hers, also a Teacher.  The two friends did not have a reading together and were not in the same building during their readings but found through each of their past life regression sessions and in their own words, conducted on the same day, an experience they had with each other in a past life.  Again, they spoke of the same experience with each other while under hypnosis. This information was not shared with them until both sessions ended.  How bizarre is that?  Dr. Michael Newton had a few clients in the recent past who experienced similar situations.  I recall a story where two people who met on an online dating service and felt a strong connection before they ever met had a past life regression session with Dr. Newton on the day they first met and in fact met at his office for the first time after having spent hours talking on the phone.  They wanted to find out if there was a past life connection with one another because they felt so connected.  They both spoke, while through hypnosis and in their own words, about the exact same story of how they had dated in a past life at the age of sixteen and seventeen and were in a car accident together near the Pacific ocean coast in California.  The boy died at the scene.  You can't make these things up!  Dr. Newton is just one of many doctors who has written about life after death. After discussing my desire of knowing Rhonda explained the process of how she would hypnotize me and guide me through my journey.  I was eager to get started and went into it with an open mind yet made her aware of my skepticism going in.  She advised me that many people have asked the question of how would one know if they were making things up as they go, but she assured me that it may not be made up but a real memory from a past life.   I asked her if my talking about everything with her before hypnosis can in any way suggest as in "power of suggestion" and she replied that it will not. Then we were ready to begin.

Rhonda invited me to sit in the recliner and as she closed all of the blinds that allowed light into the room I was busy getting comfortable. She sat in a chair caddy-corner to me on the right side.  There was a blue pillow on the recliner that I rested my left arm on.  I reclined the seat and turned on my phone recorder and layed it on a t.v. tray in between us.  She did the same with hers.  She told me ahead of time that I would most likely remember everything but just in case I would have a recording of our session.  The session began with my breathing and the focus of my breaths, eyes closed, and comfort level high.  As I started the breathing pattern I opened my eyes for a brief second to make an adjustment and noticed Rhonda had also closed her eyes and followed her own lead.  It felt as if we were going under hypnosis together as student and teacher. So, this is how they do it!  Focusing on my breathing and Rhonda's voice were my two tasks.  I became more relaxed as Rhonda counted from one to twenty with my head becoming lighter, all of the tension leaving my body from head to toe, and the white light that was virtually cleansing my body was lifting me up and out.  At some point she asked me to think of the happiest most relaxed place I had ever been.  I described as I was sitting on an outdoor recliner chair on the balcony of an apartment in the heart of Jerusalem.  The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold, and the air was fresh and peaceful.  It is a feeling of serenity you can't explain.  As Rhonda guided me up and out of my body and into the sky slowly leaving the earth in my mind I was seeing the earth getting smaller and smaller as I could feel my heart beating harder and harder and my body felt tight as if it was burning.  In my mind I was panicking but I did not verbalize it the way I was feeling it.  When Rhonda guided me to spirit (the spirit world or heaven) she asked me how I felt.  I said, "I feel like I am burning up.  I am afraid of heights!"  After the fact it reminded me of the time in my youth I allegedly hypnotized a girl who was afraid of dogs and ran for her life.  Was I really under hypnosis?  Was I in the spirit realm?  

To be continued...................................

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Can A Private Investigator unlock the mysteries of life after death?..........The PI Files

On the last page of Bob Olson's book Answers About The Afterlife, A Private Investigator's 15-Year Research Unlocks the Mysteries of Life after Death and the host of, page 242, he states "become your own afterlife investigator, gather your own evidence, and then draw your own conclusions."  From the beginning of this book I was hoping to read in more detail about the investigation and resources used to reach the conclusions in order to give more substance to the statements made such as: "we communicate through our thoughts" when answering the question "How do spiritual beings communicate with other spiritual beings?" found on page 102.  And, what about this more controversial subject of "What happens to the soul after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion?"  Mr. Olson concluded in his statements "in both a miscarriage and stillbirth, the soul is in control of this outcome" and "just as with miscarriage or stillbirth, because souls are eternal, the child's soul knows it has infinite possibilities to live life through another baby and possibly through a baby from the same mother.  The soul intending to experience life through that baby is, therefore, completely accepting of the mother's choice to end the pregnancy."  This book is good for someone who is seeking peace of mind due to the loss of a loved one but offers little or no evidence to support the information contained within.  It is also a good book of reference to other books that have been written about these topics.  I enjoyed reading this book but what I seek in my journey includes detailed information about resources used to support the content of the material I view.  In this instance I do not know Bob Olson nor do I know the resources he used to write his book, other than what had already been published in other books, so I cannot automatically believe what he says to be true, however most of what he wrote I have read elsewhere by authors who have provided some form of background to their conclusions and with that I believe many of Mr. Olson's answers but for those who are relying on this book for answers and proof will not be satisfied.  

It is hard to provide evidence when it comes to something you cannot see.  When we seek advice should we believe anybody who offers us an answer especially when it is something we want to hear?  If you answered yes then this blog is not right for you because you may read things that you may not want to read OR maybe you are open minded enough to consider something you have never considered and/or agreed with in the past.  If you have never considered an afterlife in the form of spirit or soul then how could you even consider there is a God?  Let me state it another way.  If you believe in God then you must consider there is something more.  God is something we cannot see, right?  At least not in the form that we would expect that makes it believable enough to know that it is God that we are looking at. We first have to ask ourselves what God means to each of us and what it represents.  If you believe in God then you must consider the possibility there is something other than what we see on earth and in our galaxy as humans.  The common factor that most if not all professionals who have ever written about life after death have agreed and concluded that there is a soul or spirit in all of us that is separate from our body and when "we" die our soul or spirit leaves the dead body and returns to the spirit world.  Therefore, "we" do not die, only our bodies do.  With that said, once you have decided whether or not you believe in a more supreme existence then you will accept the likelihood that people have an ability to connect with spirit in one way or another.  Just because you do not have the ability doesn't mean another person does not.  There are some people who have proven their ability to the world and some claim to have the ability but have never been so lucky to have been given the chance to show it and there are those who claim to have it, have convinced them self they have it, but are unable to prove it because they simply do not have the ability they claim to have. When a psychic medium tells you things about yourself and your life that only you would know would you consider they have a gift of psychic ability?  Once they prove to you they have the gift of psychic ability (and I do not use the word "prove" lightly) and then they give you messages from your deceased loved ones would you believe the messages are real?  This is a form of evidence we cannot see! 

I will be visiting a regression therapist by the name of Rhonda Leifheit in the next few weeks and will seek answers about my past lives and my purpose in this life.  I will not know if I am a believer of this artist until after my session.  I have questions about my spiritual relationship with several people in my life including my husband, mother, grandmother, perpetrator, my children and some friends whom I feel I am connected with on an advanced level.  I will audio record my sessions and document my analysis in this diary.  I am both nervous and excited about this potential and going into it grounded and skeptical.  

I am a skeptical believer, not a doubter and seek answers about spirit with a sensible and practical mind.  I hope you continue on this journey with me if not for anything but to consider the information I provide to help answers to your questions while on your own journey.  This, I believe, is what Bob Olson's intentions were when he shared, in his own way, his book Answers About The Afterlife.  

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Can a Private Investigator unlock the mysteries of life after death?.......The PI Files

The question is:  What happens after we die?  I have been seeking answers to this question for several years by reading books from reasonably qualified professionals that have researched through various methods including meditation, psychic readings, channels, and using the deepest state of hypnosis used in regression therapy called the somnambulistic state of mind.  The book I am reading now and have been blogging about lately is called Answers About The Afterlife A Private Investigator's 15-Year Research Unlocks the Mysteries of Life after Death written by Bob Olson who is also the host of

I was given this book to read because I am a Private Investigator, a natural born skeptic, and curious about the afterlife as was Bob Olson who wrote this book.  I have so far found this book to be very easy to read and understand even for a beginner who is curious about what may come after life on earth as we know it.  It is a question and answer book to some of the most common questions regarding life after death such as: what determines how and when we die?, when does our spirit leave our body at death?, and is death painful, scary, and dark?  These are just a few of the questions answered by Bob Olson in his book Answers About The Afterlife where he bases his answers on the results of his 15 year investigation.  I was especially interested in reading his book because of the shared skepticism and the mindset of seeking evidence and then drawing to a conclusion based on that evidence while using his skills and resources as a PI.  In my opinion an investigator of any type is much like a scientist who must see to believe, in most cases, and this is no different.  Mr. Olson states that he interviewed many people who have had near death experiences who have seen and witnessed a glimpse of the afterlife.  But, who are these people?  What is their background and are they reliable, and how reliable is the person performing the reading?  These are questions that were not answered in the book but there are many topics I can relate to based on my personal experiences that Mr. Olson writes about including mediums, channels, and psychics.

I think in order to best understand how mediums, channels, and psychics work is to have experienced deep meditation because during deep meditation you feel as if your body separates from your soul or as Mr. Olson explained in his book it is your spirit that inhabits your body and not your soul.  On page 86 of his book he says, "our spirit is that part of our soul that inhabits our human body in order to experience a physical life" and "the soul is forever connected to the spirit".  Better said on page 17 he states "first, there is an ocean, then from that ocean comes the waves.  The ocean is the soul, and the waves are the spirits".  While I have never heard it put quite this way I think it is a good analogy having read a number of books on the subject.  If you ever get to the point where you meditate and experience the feeling of oneness with yourself then you will have a better understanding of how it feels to have an out of body experience and find peace within yourself as well as believe that proven reliable mediums, psychics, and channels have the ability to do what they do.

In order to meditate successfully it is best to find a quiet place where only you control the sounds such as a sound machine or music.  Sitting outside with bird chirping is fine too but not near a highway where the big rigs sound their horns. Outside noises are very distracting when learning how to meditate although once you have mastered it you will learn that you can meditate anywhere without distractions.  I often meditate for fifteen minutes at a time while at the gym during my workouts and have no idea what goes on around me during this time nor am I aware that my feet are moving underneath me and surprisingly my eyes are always open.  There are many ways to meditate but the best way to start out is to learn how to focus.  The best way to do this is to find that quiet space and close your eyes and do some breathing exercises in order to relax your body and mind.  Don't forget to inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth....slowly for a count of three.  Then, relax every part of your body from your head down to your toes one body part at a time including ear lobes, throat, and stomach.  For every body part you relax try to focus on that body part.  Once you have completed this task then try to focus on one thing.  People who try to meditate and fail often blame it on the inability to focus and get distracted by thoughts that may cause them stress like a report that is due or something as simple as a mental grocery list.  Try to focus on a single white light or a black dot that you envision in your mind or maybe can see through your eyelid.  Shut your mind off and focus on looking at the light or dot.  Every time your mind wonders, and it will, just go back to your chosen focus object.  Learning to focus will get you closer to a successful meditation session that can last anywhere from ten to twenty minutes or longer and believe me when I say that ten minutes of meditation can feel like longer than ten minutes.  The deeper you go under and are able to focus the more you will start to feel different as if your mind is not connected to a body.  It takes time and practice to get it right and it is very rewarding especially for people who have a lot of stress in their lives.  Is it possible to meditate if you have a lot of stress?  Absolutely!  It's a temporary break from life, a vacation, and something to look forward to doing especially for those that have a lot of stresses in their lives.

Hypnosis is very similar to meditation.  My teacher of meditation who had the pleasure of meditating with and learned from the Dalai Lama, Tom Pasley, often took his class on a journey through the power of suggestion and it was up to us, the students, to focus on his words and allow ourselves to travel on these journeys.  If you were lucky enough to be on a journey with Tom all of your senses came alive and were able to see, hear, feel, smell and taste all that was suggested while meditating.  Please know that Tom's ability to use the power of suggestion was not the reason for our success but it was his guidance, his voice, and our ability to relax ourselves that allowed us to have these experiences.  The difference between meditation and hypnosis in my opinion, having had done both many times, is that meditation is a self propelled state of mind and hypnosis is when someone else guides you as you meditate. Here is a link for Tom Pasley and his background:

My definition of a hypnotist is a person who helps someone meditate by the power of suggestion by first taking them through the first few steps of meditation and relaxation.  Then, they guide you to wherever it is you want to go and sometimes where you would never want to go.  When I was a teenager I went to several hypnotist shows and parties where the hypnotist put a group of people on stage and attempted to hypnotize them all at the same time and would test each person by putting a flame from a lighter underneath their hand to see if they follow the power of suggestion by not reacting to the heat from the lighter.  I was the subject of this experiment a few times.  The next step was to have them each do something funny or something that might otherwise cause them embarrassment in order to get a reaction from the audience who paid money to see the show.  I studied the way the hypnotists worked and tried it on some friends and friends of friends one night at a sleepover.  Three girls opted to go under hypnosis and I knew two of the three so I knew nothing about the third girl.  Out of all of the hypnotists that I had seen I combined their different techniques hoping it would relax a person enough to act on my suggestion but wasn't sure if it would work.  It seemed that all three girls were relaxed and in some sort of meditative trance so I proceeded to give them suggestions of things to do that only sixteen year old girls would think of as some of the other girls were watching and helping me give suggestions to those that were allegedly in a meditative state.  Everything was going strong until I told the girl I didn't know that two friendly dogs were approaching her.  Upon that suggestion she started to scream and cry and ran off really to nowhere since the door to the room was closed but she went as far as she could and hugged the wall and would look behind her as if the dogs were following her which got us into trouble because it woke up the parents of the house.  Of course all three girls were still under when the parents found out what we were doing and ordered me to take them out of the trance, as if they actually believed they were under, and asked us to promise to never do it again.  After I went through the exit process of hypnosis the one girl told us that she was afraid of dogs and swore she felt as if two dogs were following her.  We were all shocked by the possibility that my attempt to hypnotize actually worked and as a result scared me to the point that I have never done it since.  All these years later and now that I know more about it I would certainly share what I know in order to help others learn how to relax using the safe methods I have learned from certified trainers.  But, keep in mind what works for one person might not work for somebody else.  Once you learn how to meditate you will find what environment works best for you along with music, a mantra, or silence.

Once you have experienced meditation in the way that I have experienced it you might find it easier to accept the gifts that mediums, psychics, and channels have and that regression therapy in the form of hypnosis might actually work.  Let's go one step further and imagine being in a deep state of hypnosis with a regression therapist who guides you to a past life.  I am about to take this journey for the first time with a regression therapist by the name of Rhonda Leifheit who was recommended to me by a friend who experienced it for herself.  Here is a link to her website:  I hope to learn about my purpose in this lifetime and my connections with friends and family that I consider soul mates.  More about this next time.

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