“My parents hated me!”

PT, 37, broke down when she started talking about her childhood. Her mother didn’t express any love or affection towards her while she looked after her other younger brother and sister well. She said she was barely given any food; often it was stale food she had to contend with. Her father chose to keep quiet which gave her mother a tacit approval to continue to be the way she was. PT was given many chores and was yelled at for everything she did. As a little girl in school her hair was full of lice and she was hungry all the time. She was too sad! Now the sadness had grown into a big lump in her chest. She has problems dealing with people at home and at work.

PT saw in a previous lifetime she was a highly successful lawyer. She was very powerful and had a control over people, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Lipa: Why is she suffering like this now?

Higher Self/SC: She knows why! In that lifetime as a successful lawyer she contested against her parents, who were criminals in that life time. She used all her power to give them the hardest punishment she could.

L: And then?

SC: After that lifetime was over, when she went to the spirit side her soul realized/felt that she was too hard on them. The punishment that was decreed on the criminals (her parents in the current life) was way too severe for the acts they did.

So she decided that in order to bring balance in her soul she had to punish herself and she chose them as her parents.

L: Oh, I see why she has been punishing herself all her life. How can we help her today?

SC: We can help her to let go of the pain in her chest today. She doesn’t need that.

L: Oh, that will be good. She would feel so unburdened. I’m told we get to choose our parents. Please tell me then, why did she choose to have these two as her parents?

SC: Yes, you get to choose that. But this time she was given only two choice: either these two as parents, or come as an orphan. She chose them. But you see you are never stranded in suffering. You can pray and ask, and be open.

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Depression

Gallbladder stones and lungs infection:

DS, 38, from Kanpur, had been planning to come for a Past Life Regression therapy through a QHHT session since the past one year. He frantically called me one day to have a session- if he could “avoid going through gallbladder surgery to remove stones”- knowing how all-powerful the higher self/SC is!

DS has a business for the last 10 years that requires him to work during the nighttime. His cough started when he began his new business and now both the lungs are severely affected. Medicines have temporary relief. But he felt there was something more.

DS has been a very kind hearted man. He finances all the medical expenses of his parents. He made sure both his brothers settled in their businesses, got his sister married, took care of his youngest brother who is a specially-abled child and still feels bad that he could have given better medical and educational support to him.

Lipa – What is causing the stones in his gallbladder?

SC- He has been working against his body clock for many years now.

L- How can he be helped now?

SC- He has to go through the surgery. Can’t be healed today (during the session).

L- What about his lungs infection?

SC- (Laughs) He just saw that lifetime when died very old, suffering from lung infection. His wife had passed away long time ago. His only daughter was married off in another village. There was no one to take him to a vaid (doctor). He died coughing and crying to be taken to a hospital. The cough originates from that time.

L- Is it serving any purpose?

SC- No, it’s a baggage he is carrying around for a long time.

There was silence.

L- What’s happening?

SC- (chuckles) We are turning his lungs pink.

L- Can he feel that?

SC- Oh yes!! He will feel a difference from now on. And Lipa, you are doing an extraordinary job. It has helped him a lot today.

L- Thank you. 😊 Tell me why does he feel the need to help his family so much?

SC- Hmmm… while he was suffering in his previous life, he longed to be a part of a bigger family. He swore to himself that he would never allow anyone to suffer. But now he has done enough for the family- he can’t help them more.

L- Which means suffering has a meaning, right?

SC- Oh yes, that is the reason he suffered- to find meaning, to grow in his soul, to share more, to embrace more. You see pain and happiness are in juxtaposition to help the soul ascend. Transcendence- that’s the only goal of the soul. And we help, when asked for help. 💜

Past-life oath~ can’t say NO

SM was a very successful corp exec in the pharmaceutical segment at Mumbai. She had effortlessly climbed up the ladder and gave away a lot of money to whoever needed. She felt she was here to help people. She couldn’t refuse anyone.

She quit her well-paying job and started her an online start-up business with some friends. She hired another friend as the CEO, and that’s when things started hurting: She found that she could not say no to the CEO. She felt compelled to give in to all his requests. She could clearly see that he was manipulating and extracting money from her, but she was unable to stop herself.

She loaned money to fulfill his demands. He would ask her for money for his wife’s medical treatment. Then she would find his photos on social media vacationing with his family at exotic locations.

In a previous life SM saw that she was a very capable princess. But her father gave away the responsibility to govern the kingdom to her incompetent younger brother. He made a complete mess, people starved and died in the process.

I asked SC why couldn’t she stop herself from helping people who are using her?- “She had taken an oath, that’s troubling her.”

What oath? When?– “When she saw people dying in her kingdom in her past life, she took an oath to help them.”

Is that oath helping her now? – “No.”

What’s the way out?– “She was supposed to have come to you a year ago. She needs to understand that she should use her discernment to help people.”

How can you help her with that?– “We will remove the oath. She will feel less burdened and make better choices.” 💜

Oath

Marijuana – just one time

My client, Ajay, a 30, works in advertising. He has been very depressed and disturbed for couple of years. He takes a vodka shot every night to get some sleep. I insist on having no alcohol the day before the QHHT session. He can’t let go of it even for a day.

Five years ago a school friend got him a “packet”. He could not remember anything that followed after he consumed marijuana on that fateful day. His memory was totally wiped out about the sequence of the event that led to his smoking. Except that he remembered feeling disturbed and heavy since then. He has been under psychiatric treatment.

He wanted to discover what happened that day. He was curious to see if he could recover the memory of that incident and heal from the heaviness he felt all the time.

I knew he would be able to discover the details of the missing event in the trance once he learned to relax. So we went ahead.

Ajay descended into that very day on 2013. It was Janmasthami. He woke up in the morning looking for the “stuff” his friend had left behind. He found it in his closet. He rolled it carefully and smoked. After a while he felt very uneasy. He went out for a walk and called his friend who got him the stuff. He came back home and asked another friend to help him out and take him to the hospital, but the friend asked him to go back to sleep.

One by one everything kept coming back. He realized that when he puffed marijuana he got a panic attack- because that was an auspicious day of Janmasthami. He felt he had made a BIG blunder. That made him feel like a sinner. It was Lord Krishna’s day, celebrated as a sacred event. His folks worshipped the lord and somewhere instilled very strong values of right and wrong. “Paapi hoon mein” echoed from within!

His belief system could not excuse his behavior. He needed to punish himself. And hence it took form of panic attack, of course unconsciously.

I told him the Lord was present during the session and could see Him standing. Ajay did not doubt. Later when he woke up he told me that he saw Lord Krishna in the room and he knelt before him. He received a deep blessing in his heart – so much love and acceptance! That moment he felt the Lord had forgiven him for his “wrong-doing” and it was okay. Also made him understand that it was time for him to let go and not punish himself any more. He could unchain himself from misery.

Lot of people ask me, “So they get completely over with a wrong habit?”

Well, the session makes them become lighter and gives them a choice. I also reiterate that when you don’t have a very strong will power and determination to bring change from within, then at least choose an environment that would support your new way of life. And bring them to list those choices.

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Misuse of Power #Metoo

Did I have a #Metoo moment in the Corporate HR world? Yes! If you call someone hitting on you persistently to tempt you with a “fat deal”, then the answer is yes!

I felt a deep shame that some of these people were from my “Obrah” (Oriya Brahmin/extended) community! They felt their brazen act outside of the state was okay. It’s extremely disgusting when you see these big-time so called HR honchos “suggesting” directly or in a clandestine manner.

I ask myself why am I saying this on social media? What do I gain?

The reason is: being a mother/an aunt to the younger generation how do I contribute to understand what is character and how we can reform!

Certainly these men, despite their outward success felt inadequate. They lacked something for which they needed to be secretly gratified. They may have been made to feel small and hence powerless- not good about themselves! So at the slightest opportunity they were ready to misuse their power, in order to feel powerful again.

So it all comes down to understanding our personal power- and the use and misuse of it.

I also happened to experience the contrast. While I was going through a really bad phase in my life, living alone, emotionally lost and vulnerable, I met this man from my “Obrah” community. After dinner he dropped me home, hugged me and kissed me on my forehead and left.

He used his power. And used it wisely. A sense of control over yourself- that is true power. That discrimination makes you a man, a human. Otherwise you are equal to an animal.

As responsible human beings we always have a choice to act or react to use our voice. And hence I’m using mine.

I’m completely with each one of you who has been a victim of #Metoo. I hope there’s more transparency in making these “deals” in the future.

But I have decided to take this stand. Over the years I have worked at having compassion for myself and I have, to a large extend, forgiven those who acted like predators. I will not to bring myself down to expose them.

Sadly, you can’t run away from yourself! Today they are all scared and taking pills to suppress their stress anyway. It takes courage to do the right thing. And to do the right thing is not always easy. But it pays in the long run.

Losing a Loved One

My neighbour, Gurpreet (name changed) was devastated when she lost her father. He had not been keeping well. She was travelling at that time, wrapping up quickly to get back home to be with him. But he passed away the day before she arrived. She was shattered and guilt ridden. She felt she couldn’t do enough to take care of him and missed him terribly.

Gurpreet had created a lot of turbulence in her family she said, when she decided to marry outside of her Sikh community. Her father went through a very difficult time because of her decision. He had to leave the jointly held business and start another business all over again. However with time her family gradually came to terms and accepted her husband. But nothing had prepared her to let go of her dad without at least a proper goodbye.

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It’s been 5 years and she still had not resolved and closed this chapter. When she heard about my QHHT work she asked me if she would be able to meet and talk to her father’s soul. I said yes, if he was willing he would communicate with her. Sometimes the higher self also says, no, the soul cannot come but is sending love. Yet when the time is right “they”(souls from the other side) make the session materialize! It’s like orchestrating from the other side. Perhaps that is what happened.

During her session Gurpreet took a long journey through different past life times. When we came to the higher-self part, I asked if she could communicate with her father’s soul. They said, “Yes, he is here, waiting!”

“Okay, let them meet and when they are done, let me know.” I said.

There was silence, and tears and smiles…

Later when she woke up she said that they both hugged each other. She asked him why he left when she was away. He said he couldn’t have left if she was still around, and it was his moment to go. So he had to find a time when she was not there. Then he kissed her forehead, smiled and said, Don’t forget to take care of my wife!”

She had no words to say. Hugged me tight and left.

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History and Reincarnation

“Master said Winston Churchill was Napoleon.” I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard the first time Swami Kriyananda declared while we gathered around for community satsang when I lived at the Ananda Spiritual Communities more than a decade ago.

Swami Kriyanada, (1926-2013) aka, J. Donald Walters was a genius. He found several spiritual communities across the world, authored over 70 books, wrote scores of more than 200 pieces of music and gave lyrics to many. He spoke seven languages, including fluent Bengali and broken Hindi. We would meet him every week just to be in his presence. Often he would entertain us by reading stories from P.G. Wodehouse or speak about the times he lived with the great Master, his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, at Mt. Washington in Los Angeles, back in the late 1940s and 50s.

Swamiji continued, “Napoleon wanted to conquer England. Churchill, as Prime Minister, fulfilled that ambition. Napoleon ‘wanted to destroy’ England. As Churchill he had to ‘preside over the disintegration’ of the British Empire.” As a young man, it seems, Churchill was keenly interested in the military exploits of Napoleon.

I always wanted to know these reincarnation details from authentic and reliable sources. Just curious- what did the soul want to learn or experience from the recurring incarnations?

My jaw dropped when he said, “Hitler was Alexander the Great!” In warfare both, Hitler and Alexander, used the strategy of lightening attack, which Hitler named, blitzkrieg. Alexander’s label “the Great” was that of sarcasm, he explained.

In the year 1935, Yogananda requested for an interview with Hitler to prevent the war, it was denied.

“Mussolini was Mark Anthony. Kaiser Wilhelm II was Julius Caesar. Stalin was Genghis Khan.”

Nothing thrilled me more than these revelations! You can read more from “The New Path”, by Swami Kriyananda, Chapter-38, “Reincarnation”.

Lahiri Mahasay was King Janak. Abraham Lincoln came back as the aviator, Charles Lindberg in the 20th century. Richard Salva, an Ananda resident has written a book, “Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln”.

Yogananda said that in an earlier incarnation he was William the Conqueror, from Normandy, who conquered England and became the king. Swami Kriyananda always felt that he was Henry I, William’s third son, who finally became the king and consolidated England in the 12th century. A long time resident at Ananda, Catherine Kairavi has written a book, “Two Souls- Four Lives” based on the above. Catherine gave many insights about her research while writing the manuscript and I was very fortunate to be a part of those discussions at Ananda Village, California.

While Yogananda played the role of William the Conqueror, his guru Swami Sri Yukteswar who was eloquent and crystal clear in his elucidation of the scriptures, was Lanfranc, the archbishop of Canterbury, during the time of William. Lanfranc gave up his job as a jurist and became a monk. As per Catherine, William was afraid of no one, except Lanfranc.

Stories of reincarnation were commonly our topic of discussion at Ananda. We often wondered and joked about our own past lives connected with these great characters from history. It was interesting to reflect and introspect. It gave us a perspective about where we were headed and what’s next!

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