Case Study:

Empty and Alone: 1891
Ken, a 58-year-old retired office manager, came to me  complaining of chronic fatigue and pain, as well as diabetes, arthritis and low vision.His regression took him back to a life in 1891 in the southwestern United States. His name was Jake, a tall, slender man in his mid 30s. He wore brown, laced, suede shoes, dark brown pants and a beige, thin-striped shirt with suspenders. A derby-like hat covered his long, wavy black hair that was chin-length on the sides and longer in the back.

The terrain was rough with dirt roads and mountains in the distance. Jake was in a bar in a very old, rough-looking post-and-beam, wooden building he owned, with a full front porch and rooms on the second floor that were rented out and where he lived. Inside was a large mirror and when he stood facing the bar, he could see the reflection of other buildings outside through it.

Jake’s significant event occurred when he was still in his 30s and was in the bar arguing with several men he did not know. “I’m definitely pushing and confronting them,” he said. “I’m very angry, yelling. Lots of words. Something happened. I want them out of the room. We have sticks in our hands. I’m pushing them out.”

Jake continued to be upset, even after they left. He put a bar across the door to lock them out and then went back to his evening meal.

As is often the case when I don’t get enough information initially, I asked him to return to an earlier scene to determine what caused such a ruckus. He said he found the men upstairs in one of the rooms. “They were hurting a woman. I went up because I heard her crying. I got them downstairs and got them out.”

After he went to bed, he could still hear the woman crying, so he got up and went to her room. At first he did not know who she was, but he described her as having very big eyes and wearing a nightgown. “It’s her room,” he decides. “She lives there but she feels like a stranger.”

In the morning he began cleaning up when one of the men from the night before knocked on the door. The woman came downstairs and was holding a suitcase.

“She wants me to let him in,” Jakes says. “He comes in. She’s leaving with him. He’s just staring at me. I’m staring back. Nobody is saying anything. She leaves with him. I just shut the door. I’m sitting now at the bar.”

Ken described Jake as a loner, doing everything from cooking and cleaning to carpentry work. He could not remember anything about Jake’s childhood and said he never married. “I just feel very alone, just a workaholic. I have no friends. There is too much to do. I had my own business. There is no time for a social life.”

Jake died in a dark room in that same building. An older bald man, possibly his father, was there, along with a 9- or 10-year-old boy who was playing on the floor. Jake looked half-asleep. His hair was still black, so he was not very old. He was unshaven, looked unkempt and very thin. There were several glasses of water on the table next to him. His arm stuck out from under a blanket. The boy was playing on his hands and knees. Ken couldn’t see the boy, but thought he might have been Jake’s son. It looked as though Jake’s arm was hanging there in an attempt to reach the boy. Later he said he didn’t remember how that boy came about and that maybe it had something to do with the woman who left, but he added that he didn’t remember a baby. His last thoughts were that he was, “Just very, very empty and alone.”

In examining parallels from both lives, Ken said he and Jake shared that lonely feeling, saying that like Jake, he does everything at home, from cooking to laundry, cleaning, managing finances, etc.. “I felt alone a lot of my life, even when I wasn’t,” he said. “The last few years I’ve changed a lot and I’m very happy about that, specifically with a lot of relationships, but I was always standoffish and cold and pushed people away.”

When asked about the physical similarities, Ken said he easily could see the tie-in with the diabetes. “He (Jake) looks very sick, very young. Jake lived there (in the bar) and worked there—overworked? Very alone. Not at all taking care of himself; just working as if nothing else mattered.”

The confrontation Jake had with the men in the bar rang true for Ken’s personality as well, saying  he had an, “intolerance of people who hurt, harm, bully or take advantage of one weaker than themselves, i.e. women, children, elderly, etc.”

Ken thought Jake might have died from diabetes. “The water glasses by the bedside (thirst) and the thin frail body on the bed,” were strong clues to this being the case.

While Ken had several areas of physical karma he was dealing with, the karmic connection to Jake’s life was more toward the diabetes than anything else. I shared with him that other participants with diabetes felt it related to chronic fatigue, something Ken complained about in this life as the result of being overworked.

“Overall, Jake showed me the consequences of health problems left untreated,” he said,” and what happens when one does not take care of one’s self.”

I suggested to Ken that he could transform the physical karma by working through one issue at a time with healers, understanding the origin of the issue, doing forgiveness work, etc. and that he could do much of this on his own. He said he began that process by starting a food plan that addresses amounts and contents.

Ken said the regression produced deep, strong emotion, adding that he did not know about Jake prior to the regression.  While his condition remained the same, he said the regression was “very helpful in starting to understand some connections from the past to the present life.”


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"My life often seemed to me like a story that has no beginning and no end. I had the feeling that I was an historical fragment, an excerpt for which the preceding and succeeding text was missing. I could well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries and there encountered questions I was not yet able to answer; that I had been born again because I had not fulfilled the task given to me."
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A Past-Life Regression is designed to take you to the past-life that is most impacting you now. You will revisit that life to uncover your identity, the significant event that is the origin of your present karma, and the members of your soul family who were with you in that life and who came back with you in this life to assist you in resolving your karmic debt and/or supporting you in your soul's mission.

A Life-Between-Lives Session will take you back through your childhood in this life, through your infancy, into the womb, and then back to Spirit where you will revisit your spiritual home, meet your primary guide who will lead you to a counsel of guides who will assist you in deciding which karmic issues you will bring into this life, and then the members of your soul family who will come forward to play a role in this lifetime.

The difference between the two is that the past-life session will explore the origin of the issues you're dealing with today by enabling you to see and re-experience them as they first occurred. This may be due to something done to you; something you did to someone else; a trauma you experienced; or the origin of a particular skill or talent you've brought in with you into this life. The life-between-lives session will provide you with an overview of how you and your guides determine which past-life issue(s) you would work on in this life and who would come forward to assist you.

In either case, your session will begin with an interview to explore what you hope to accomplish. This enables Joanne to ask the questions that most readily access and ultimately resolve your issues. A lengthy relaxation session follows to guide you into an altered state of consciousness. A prayer of protection and white light is used to safeguard you throughout the session. Then you will be led to the lifetime that is most impacting you now.

You can choose from a traditional session (regression only), or you can do a combination regression and soul writing session, which adds the component of asking for additional guidance through soul writing at the end of the session. Joanne asks her Source for additional information to share with you and writes as you write. Then the information that came through the writing is shared and discussed. This second segment has proven to be a powerful complement to the regression session, providing the backstory of what you just experienced and often offering advice and encouragement from spirit on how to proceed.  Sessions are not recorded by Joanne, but you are welcome to record them yourself. However, Joanne takes meticulous notes during each session and transcribes those for you. This includes the soul writing portion if you choose to include that.

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