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Past Lives as a Geisha & Monk-Part II of II as Monk
Updated: -- Apr 15, 2013 --


Past Life Therapy Center® 
PLTC Founder: Thomas Paul, DCH


Conclusion to Past Lives as a Geisha and Monk

Warning/Parental Advisory: PLTC newsletters contain actual therapy session dialogue and subject matter that may not be suitable for children or adolescent readers.  

John reports feeling a sense of liberation since his last session involving the Geisha lifetime: Part I of II-Geisha. In order to enhance his new feelings of liberation and inner security, John's next Past Life Therapy session begins with his unconscious mind directed to allow the Geisha lifetime, another lifetime, or a past experience from his current lifetime to surface and unfold for further resolution and liberation.  Some of the induction process, techniques, and repetition of dialogue necessary to ground John into these experiences have been removed or abbreviated for discussion purposes.

Session transcript:
Thomas Paul (Past Life Therapist/ TP):  Close your eyes and then speak the very first words that come to mind.  Your unconscious mind has already been formulating what you need to work on today and knows that you are already in the experience you need to resolve.  Don't consciously filter your responses or concern yourself with why you are choosing the words or images that surface.  Just give me whatever words, feelings, or visions you become aware of as they become present.
John (Client/ Cl):  Sky; blue; clouds; breeze; countryside.

TP:  Ground yourself in an experience involving these words.  What is your physical position?
Cl: a tree...looking at the sky.
TP:  What is the strongest emotion you are feeling as you sit by this tree?
Cl:   Peace...calm; I feel alone.
TP:  What are you aware of next?
Cl:   Pink flowers on the tree...blossoms; hills on the's warm.
TP:  Move forward to when you or someone around you is saying or doing something.
Cl:  I'm planting; I'm wearing a hood--brown sack, like a potato sack.  There are other people planting too.
TP:  What are you aware of next?
Cl:  I'm a monk!...and we are planting.  It's our morning ritual before it gets too hot.  There are dozens around me and we all have the same hoods; some are pushing wheelbarrows. 
TP:  What's the truth?  Why are you here planting with these monks?
Cl:  My parents; my parents sold the monastery.
TP:  How does that feel to know your parents have sold you?
Cl:  Not good.  However, my parents needed the money.
(He is already setting a pattern for future lifetimes similar to his Geisha lifetime-Part I of II; unconsciously attracting parents that would sell their child for financial gain to a Geisha house or monastery as revealed in this earlier lifetime.)
Cl:  I  seem to have found a family here…a brotherhood.  I think I was too young to understand what it meant to not have a mother or father.
(John's mind moves to another scene.)
I'm seeing stained glass now. 
TP:  Are you inside or outside?
Cl:  I'm inside.  I see a pew.  Catholics have it--I'm catholic.  I find comfort here; I see an alter.  I'm in the church...I'm really young--maybe 15.  I'm Irish, male, dark hair and blue eyes.  I feel brotherhood.
TP: Move forward to an experience that reinforces this feeling of brotherhood.
Cl:  I'm next to another one of the monks.  I think he is 20.  He is Irish too--Irish catholic.  I'm sensing I'm gay in this lifetime. I'm in a little room...maybe a chamber. It has little pews. 
TP:  What is the strongest emotion you are feeling as you are next to this monk?
Cl:  Love.  I feel he loves me and he thinks I'm beautiful.  He likes my blue eyes.  I have a chip on my tooth, but that does not bother him.   Actually, I think he is closer to my age than 20.  We are of similar age.  We are hugging and I feel a bond between us.  It feels good to have someone I can embrace.
(This scene contains pertinent information that sets up events to come, but because there was nothing in this scene to be resolved I asked him to move forward to the next scene that came to mind that involved an emotionally charged event or crisis.  His unconscious then moved to a trauma, which is typical in Past Life Therapy utilizing The Netherton Method; see footnotes for more information).
Cl:  I'm being whipped!
TP: What is your physical position?
(This grounds the client in the experience and prevents them from just narrating the scene, which would place the client in the observer role.  A client is encouraged to speak in the first person to make any traumas more present and helps the dialogue flow more readily and accurately.  The purpose of this technique is to encourage the client to fully experience an unresolved trauma in a controlled, safe environment for closure.)
Cl:  I'm kneeling...on a pew.  I'm being punished.  I can feel the whip hit my back.
TP:  What is the first word or words that come to mind as you are being punished?
Cl:  'I'm sorry I let him touch me (crying).  It's my fault.  Please don't hurt him too.'
TP: What are you aware of next?
Cl:  I'm bleeding.
TP: Give me the words coming from around you or the words coming from the whip as if the whip could speak.
Cl:  'You sinner! You sinner! You sinner!...don't invite the devil into my house!'
      'But he's not the devil. I'm sorry! (crying hysterically)
(John is encouraged to continue with this scene.  He initially becomes quiet and doesn't speak.  It's important that he hear everything that has been said and done during this traumatic event.  His unconscious mind is recording all of this dialogue and activity. His unconscious is being ‘programmed’ at a time when he was not able to consciously filter survival-based logic due to the shock of what is happening.)
Cl:  My hands are bleeding.  He is whipping my hands now.  I'm not going to survive this.
TP: What is happening next that makes you know you can't survive this? Give me the next words.
Cl: I don't have any energy and I can’t stop the bleeding.  He is so angry with me.   I wish he would save me.
TP: Who?
Cl:  Paul.  That was his name.  Paul was the one I was hugging in the chamber.
TP:  Give me the words of anger coming from the person who is beating you and is this person male or female?
Cl:  Male...maybe 50.  He is beating me so hard!  I'm bleeding all over my body!
Cl:  'You are a sinner!  This will get the devil out of you!' (Priest beating him violently)
TP: Say that again and then tell me what you are aware of next.
Cl: 'You are a sinner!  This will get the devil out of you!' 
I think he is abusing me sexually. I can't fight him.  I'm on the ground.  I can't move my arms-- I'm only 15 years old (crying hysterically and moving from side to side in therapy office chair). He's performing oral sex on me--and I'm bleeding! 
I'm not going to get out of this.  His knees are on my arms now and I can't move--I've been beaten so badly.  He's forcing himself on me.  He's touching my face.  He is forcing me to copulate.
TP: Give me the words he is saying as he does this to you.
Cl:  'Is this what you want?' 
I can't breathe!  I can't breathe!
(John begins to lose his breath in session.  I encourage him to let me know what is causing him to stop breathing so that he can move pass this and continue the session.)
Cl:  His penis is in my mouth--I can't breathe!  I can feel the weight of his body on me.  I'm saying no but he's not listening.  No!, no!, no!  I'm praying so hard!  I'm praying for this to stop!  I'm praying Paul will come to save me.  I'm supposed to meet him in the…sacrity?, sacristy [a room in a church or religious house where sacred vessels or vestments are kept or meetings are held].

I didn't tell anyone about Paul
TP: Tell me more about this man raping you.
Cl: He is a father; like a priest or cardinal,…I know now.  The brothers must have known about Paul and me.  They reported us to him. 
He removes his penis. I'm so scared!  He hits me very hard... 
(John begins to speak in a deep, Irish accent.)

“Some things need to be remembered; resolving the past can help move us forward.” Thomas Paul

Cl: 'I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!"  
I feel like I've just lost consciousness. I pass out.
TP:  What is the first thing that comes to mind causing your unconsciousness?
Cl:  A final blow to the head--with a board. A heavy stick.
TP: It's important you hear what this priest is saying to you as he beats you to death.
Cl: 'I'll send you back to hell you demon!  I'll send you back to hell demon!  Back to hell where you came from!"
TP: Come to the moment of your death.  Come to the moment when you leave your body, then look back, and tell me what you see.

(An abbreviation of the actual technique for accomplishing this next step in the Past Life Therapy process follows.)
Cl:  So much blood.  He is performing oral sex on my dead body.  My body is just lying on the floor, lifeless.  I’m very bloody.  I was an attractive boy, looking beyond the blood of course.  I was just a boy.  No one is around my body but him.  No one is going to know this happened.  He will cover it up.  He is the leader of this monastery or church. I was punished because I was with the devil and did the devil's work.  That is what he will tell people. My soul was not worthy so it had to be taken. 
TP: What's the truth here? 
(John needs to resolve this unconscious belief that he's not worthy and devil-like and that no man can be trusted.  His unconscious survival script essentially is, “If I let anyone near me, especially sexually, it will lead to death." However, he will let people near him in this lifetime, but primarily those who are abusive or could threaten his life to make sense of this unconscious trauma from a previous lifetime.  The purpose of Past Life Therapy is to end this unconscious attempt to actually re-experience a trauma in one's current life and to attract and consciously recognize those who are going to resonate with his new script of "I'm worthy."  The trauma is allowed to surface in therapy and then resolve itself in a clinical setting.

Note: During the initial intake interview before beginning Past Life Therapy, John mentioned that he doesn't like to receive oral sex from anyone in this lifetime. This will change after this scene is re-framed and resolved for he will consciously and unconsciously know that oral sex doesn't have to equate death.)

TP: What's the truth here?  Who is the real sinner or victimizer here? 
Cl: The cardinal is the sinner.  I loved Paul and it's ok to love another male. The cardinal raped and then murdered me.  He used his power and his strength to force himself on me for his own pleasure because he could not deal with his own sin.  I could never love a man like him.  He was the devil; not me.
TP: I need you to go back into your body and be just at the moment in the scene where the cardinal is hitting or raping you. Tell him what you could not tell him then as a young boy told to respect his elders and always honor those in power.

(This is known as re-framing; changing the course of the events of a trauma in one's mind to have control, resolution or closure involving a past life trauma.  Reframing can create a shift in consciousness and affect how one fees and processes.)
Cl: I'm sorry. Please let me be. Let me go to Paul. I'll leave the monastery if you want; I'll go.
TP:  John, there is nothing you need to be sorry for.  You need to let go of this particular religious programming of "I'm not worthy" and stop asking for forgiveness and permission to be around someone you love. You are worthy of not being abused. Tell him what you really want to say.
Cl: Don't touch me!  You can't touch me! I don't love you…I love Paul.  I can be with Paul if I want to and you can't stop that from happening.  God damn your own soul, not mine.  Because it's your soul that is going to be damned, not mine.  I'm not a sinner, you are!  You are the sinner and the sick person!
TP: What do you want to tell him as he is on top of you?
Cl: Get the hell off me!  Get that out of my mouth!  Paul does not force himself on me.  You are sick!  Get off me!  You are the one that needs to pray for their soul and to get the devil out of them.

(John is encouraged to repeat these commands until his breathing is regulated and he has said all that he needs to say or do in his mind to feel a sense of control and an ability to express his boundaries.  This new sense of boundaries and worthiness of not being abused will assist him in resolving his unconscious script of attracting victimization.)
TP: What have you learned from this experience? How can your life change now that you are conscious of this trauma and know you were never deserving of this kind of abuse?
Cl: I'm on the path now.  I always was on the path, but now I'm on a path of healing.  I don't need to submit, humble myself, or respect those that exert authority just because someone says he is of authority.  I need to question the authority of those who abuse power.
TP: How can the knowledge from this session change your relationships or sexual experiences and in particular if receiving oral sex?
Cl: I don't have to have pain in my life. I can receive pleasure. I can have love in my life.  If I submit, it does not mean I'm going to die, as long as if it's with someone who respects my boundaries and cares for me.
TP: Say that again!
Cl: If I submit, it does not mean I'm going to die, as long as if it's with someone who respects my boundaries and cares for me.
(John has moved past the confusion and former survival script of "If I submit, or if I care for another man, I will die.")
TP: And you no longer need to submit to pain or be attracted to pain to make sense of this trauma.
Cl: Yes. I no longer need pain in my life.  I can feel pain-free. I can feel good.
TP: What else?
Cl:  I'm in control of the sword now [from Geisha lifetime].  It can no longer hurt me.  Just as a man, or his penis, can no longer hurt me. I'm in control of what is inserted inside me, if ever, and on my terms. It's not about the sword as much as it's about the abuse of authority.  It's not about the penis, it's about the type of men who use their penis to harm others and who misuse their authority. It's about taking back the sword.  If I don't take my power back, someone will take it from me.  That is why I'm here.  Now I know why I'm in Past Life Therapy.
(The resolution from this session has been achieved.  All of the Past Life Therapy sessions end by encouraging the client to close the session in a peaceful place. The client is given a choice as to where they want to go in their mind to end this traumatic past life scene.  Sometimes they use their imagination and picture themselves in the arms of a loved one they know or once knew or sometimes it's as simple as going to a peaceful scene such as the Lotus flower John saw in the pond in his Geisha lifetime which represented inspiration and hope.  John decided to walk out of the monastery or church and imagined there would have been someone there he could have trusted and talked to about this cardinal.  He imagined Paul or someone like Paul would be holding him as they looked out at the Lotus on the pond.)
TP: You can leave this behind you now.  You will remember what you need to from this session to continue you on this path of healing.  Open your eyes when you are ready.
John will likely need to continue his therapy to experience any further victim or victimizer lifetimes to become completely conscious of his karmic patterns of survival-based victimization. Not every scene has to be re-worked in his history; only the most traumatic ones since all his past life traumas are connected as an unconscious, survival-based pattern. The goal of Past Life Therapy is locating and resolving the source of these patterns at their root.
John has already made tremendous progress with only a few Past Life Therapy sessions. He is becoming conscious that he no longer needs to attract abusive individuals into his lifetime or partake in self-abusive habits. He recognizes why he has been covering up the bruises of his past with his 85% covered body tattoo from this lifetime similar to how he covered himself in the Geisha lifetime.  He is feeling comfortable in his own skin and is grateful to know that it is the traumas from his Geisha lifetime and this monk lifetime that were responsible for his unexplainable patterns and behaviors.
With continued Past Life Therapy, John should eventually not feel attracted to pain unconsciously to make sense of these key past experiences now that they have been resolved and completed.  He has ended his obsession with hair transplants stemming from his Geisha lifetime of maintaining an illusion of perfection and an unconscious need to be scalped (be it by a beheading from a Geisha lifetime, a fatal blow to the head in the monk lifetime, or 14 transplant surgeries to his head in this lifetime). It should be emphasized John became unconscious during his last surgery to his head prior to therapy during a local anesthetic. This was likely an unconscious attempt to go back to these unresolved traumas of an injury to his head causing his death in his former lifetimes. 
The sword inflicted beheading, the blow to the head, the penis raping him, the scalpel used during his obsessive addiction to transplant surgeries, and the poking of the tattoo needle are all connected as are his attraction to abusive mates as a pattern of unresolved victimization.  Unconsciously, John believed pain was necessary to have some closure with his painful past.  He also believed having feelings for a person or allowing someone to please him sexually would bring about his death.  The loving relationship he had with Paul in this past life did not bring about his death. Rather it was the sick mind-set of a religiously warped individual that caused his death.
John proclaims he’s not angry at religion.  He realizes that most individuals in organized religions are not like this Cardinal and would never consider such a brutal act of violence.  However, some individuals are victims of their religion, since their religion may not allow them to accept homosexuality as a normal way of being.  Therefore, they unconsciously and consciously inflict this programming on their loved ones and neighbors causing them to believe they are 'not worthy' or 'devil-like.'  This supports and reinforces a script of victimization leading to suicide, infidelity and deception amongst closeted married persons, or fuels the justification for hate crimes. 
The soul does not define itself by race, religion, gender or sexuality; society does this.  As we "spiritual beings having a human experience" become collectively conscious of whom we really are, we will be less concerned with the physical, superficial, and less judging of others––towards those who we may have been like or may be like in a past or future lifetime.  John is choosing to evolve by taking responsibility for his healing rather than waiting for someone to do it for him or claim to heal him.  Only John can heal himself and end victimization. His need to be a victim or victimizer from previous lifetimes is resolving itself in a clinical setting.  Past Life Therapy is enabling John to become conscious that he is worthy of feeling good and living a joyous life.  He will begin to attract and recognize those worthy of his time and love.  Past Life Therapy is allowing John to understand why he has done the things he has done, who he has been, who he is, and who he can be.

Thomas Paul, C.P.L.T., C.Ht.
Founder of Past Life Therapy Center

Additional Information/ Footnotes
Past Life Therapy Center was founded by Thomas Paul, C.P.L.T, C.Ht. and is based on the teachings and 45 years of clinical experience of Dr. Morris Netherton, the founder of Past Life Therapy.  Thomas Paul utilizes The Netherton Method in his clinical practice.

The Unconscious Mind; its role in The Netherton Method of Past Life Therapy
The following excerpt is from the first published book of its kind titled Past Lives Therapy (William Morrow, New York, 1978) by Dr. Morris Netherton.  Dr. Morris Netherton is the first person to incorporate past life regression with clinically based therapy referred to as Past Life or Past Lives Therapy.  
Like many forms of psychotherapy, Past Lives Therapy assumes the existence of an unconscious mind.  Freud and Jung discovered that our worst pain, our deepest fears, and our most affecting trauma are buried deep within us.  We frequently cannot remember either the events that caused them, or the immediate results of those events.  Only the scars are visible, in the form of behavioral problems.  However, the events have not disappeared from the memory; they are recorded in the unconscious mind.  The Freudian analyst will reach back into the patient’s earliest years to attempt to find the source of his current problems.  Other therapists, such as Otto Rank, believed that the events of a client’s birth, and even the nine months in the womb, prior to birth, were recorded in the unconscious.  Past Lives Therapy simply takes the next step.  We assume that the events of previous incarnations can have as a devastating an effect on a client’s current behavior as anything that has happened to him in this life.  Those events are as clearly recorded as are the events of this life, and they are just as accessible for use in therapy.

The unconscious mind operates like a tape recorder.  Indiscriminately, it records and stores any and every event that takes place.  While your unconscious mind may refuse to acknowledge the more painful or terrifying events of your life, or “go into shock,” the unconscious mind never shuts down.  Its bank of information provides the conscious mind and emotions with a basis for the entire personality.  When the unconscious mind is tapped, and begins to “play back,” we find recall stretching far beyond the limits of this lifetime.  The details of this recall make up the incidents a client relives during a session of Past Lives Therapy

Our first task in any session, of course, is to get the events exposed—to play back the incidents that the unconscious has recorded.  Many psychologists have worked toward this end by using hypnotism and suggestion, but I find that this method handicaps the client. [A client must take an active role in resolving, rather than erasing, unconscious incidents and its survival-based scripts that no longer serve their well-being.]  It must always be the client, and not the therapist, who does the work.  To do so, a client must be fully aware of what he or she is playing back, and how they are affected. [Therefore, it is the objective of a past life therapist utilizing The Netherton Method to reach the unconscious without eliminating the presence of the conscious.]

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