by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Have you ever wondered about reincarnation? Do you believe you’ve lived past lives before? This is the subject of a new book that I co-authored which has been released today.
The author, Melissa Watts, is a past life regression hypnotherapist. She’s got a story to tell about her experiences with past life regression hypnotherapy – and so we told it in her book. It is called Lessons of Many Lives.
I met Lisa on a freelance writing bid site. Those aren’t always very friendly places to be, but I didn’t know that at the time. I was just starting out as I transitioned from a job in corporate America to working my passion as a full-time writer.
My vision had not yet taken shape. I knew I wanted to write. I knew I was good at it. But I assumed that I would have to write about things that I didn’t care about, didn’t love, and didn’t believe in. I had to make a living, you see. And unfortunately, those things that earn money are often not the same things that drive our passions. Or so I thought.
It was a simple ad. Write web content for a hypnotherapist’s website. That was certainly something I could do. Not only that, it was something that I might even enjoy.
You see, I’ve always had an interest in things that others might perceive as just a little bit different. My main writing gig is for a paranormal magazine, and I love the subject matter. I more than love the subject matter. I am compelled to learn more about it. I never really understood why I had that compulsion and that interest. I just knew that I had it.
So, there I was. Mostly unemployed and on a freelance bid site staring down a request for a copywriter. About hypnotherapy, no less, something I had just undergone for the purpose of writing a magazine article on Past Life Regression. I submitted my bid and mentioned my article. Heck – I sent my article. Somehow, I knew deep inside, that I would get the job.
Lisa and I had nearly an instant connection – despite the continent that is between us. We’ve only spoken on the phone, but I can tell you that I know Lisa. I felt as if I knew her instantly.
It is more than common ground. I connected with her through a few words on a computer screen. I knew as soon as I saw them that I would work with her, and I did.
As we worked on her website, which happened easily and quickly – almost as if we didn’t even need to think about it – I mentioned writing a book. And this book was born.
Lisa has become my friend. Or, more accurately, Lisa is my friend and was my friend before I even met her. She has an openness and an outlook that works well with my more closed, pessimistic nature. She is afraid of nothing, and she has total trust in the universe. That nature is what I have always reached for, but never grasped.
There have always been things I know intellectually, but that I’ve never really internalized. I’ve always known that I should trust. I’ve never quite trusted. I have chased faith all of my life, but never quite found it. I’ve always known that I want to be a light, but I’ve never quite have been able to open myself up to be that. It’s been wheel spinning at its finest.
Lisa’s story, and Lisa herself, has been instrumental in helping me to change all of that. My wheels may still be spinning, but I think they’re gaining traction. As we’ve gone through the process of writing this book, I’ve begun to trust.
It started with small things. The knowing that I would be chosen to write Lisa’s website. How easily the words have come to write this amazing story. The recognition I feel as I hear of Lisa’s experiences. A little bit of trust goes a long way towards building a lot of trust.
This book is about Lisa’s journey. But my journey — and yours, too, if you are open to it — is intertwined with the words on these pages. As I write this book, I have started to pay attention. I have started to listen and my world has begun to open up.
I realize now that my interest in the paranormal has always been about one thing: my search for faith. I’ve spent a lot of time in a faith vacuum, envying those who have faith and wishing somehow that I could find what they have. But I was looking in the wrong places.
Here’s what I’ve learned. Faith isn’t found in an event. It isn’t found in an external source. Everything we have, everything we need, everything we are – the keys to those things exist only in one place. The truth of who we are exists inside of each of us. Not the small us that we recognize as our human selves, but the huge, expansive us that exist as souls who are all connected to one another and everything else.
Not bad for a freelancing bid site. I believe — no, I know — that I was led there for this purpose. I found more than a writing job. I found faith. Best paycheck I ever received.
Download the book synopsis and about the author above.