Good Evening Jonathan -
Thank you for processing my first regression session so promptly - I was able to listen to the session and wow, everything is still so vivid in my mind and emotional in my heart, incredible. Thank you for sharing your gift with me so that I could fully embrace this experience, I feel truly honored :) I also must say that after our session (and a good nights sleep!) I felt lighter, calmer, more grounded - maybe we were able to unhinge some of the previous grief that I have been most likely harboring from Zhana's life experience. My awareness around the insights gained from Zhana's life losses have made me much more aware of my day-to-day behavior, so I make every effort to shift my behavior to support this newfound wisdom. I may not understand it all in its entirety, but I know it is beautiful. I look forward to saving my pennies as quickly as possible so that we can meet again sooner rather than later for an LBL session. I will keep in touch to let you know my progress - many thanks and be in touch soon!
L.W., Watertown, MA
I hope you are well! I did want to check in with you and tell you how I have been doing since my LBL session in October. As time goes on, I can feel myself and my outlook on life gradually changing, and I feel that the LBL was a truly life changing experience. As you know, I have struggled with depression for quite a long time, along with various other issues that came along with that, in particular alcohol dependency. If you remember, during the session I recalled a life as Monika, who passed away young of a drug overdose. This resonated with me because in this life, I have always been adverse to drugs. I've never wanted anything to do with them, out of fear, I think. I never knew why they bothered me when plenty of people used them without consequence, but the experience as Monika gives it some context and makes sense to me. So I have never depended on drugs, but I do have an addictive personality and have relied a lot on alcohol, especially in the hardest parts of my depression. I did not drink often, but when I did, it was always to serious intoxication. The way that I used alcohol went very much hand in hand with depression, as I drank to escape myself and all of the things that I was feeling and thinking. I was not myself while I was intoxicated, and it was as if I felt like I did not deserve to be myself, if that makes sense. However, I have stopped drinking completely; I have not had a drink since October.
I have had so much more clarity the past few months. I mention the alcohol because before, I thought I needed it as a crutch, but I no longer feel as if I need it to cope. There is something that has changed in me, for the better; it has given me the confidence and self-respect to recognize that I am a worthwhile person and that I have a lot to offer. In the depths of my depression, I felt as if I did not mean anything to anyone; I felt like I didn't deserve to be happy, that I didn't deserve anything good, that I was nothing. I don't feel that way anymore. I have found value in myself, and I don't think that would have been possible without the knowledge that I gained in my LBL session. My spiritual self, I feel, was hidden away for so long; it was impossible to feel connected to that self when I was weighted down with so much darkness. But I feel that now that part of me has been awakened and is helping me to thrive.
My depression has been a struggle for me for nearly ten years. During that time, I went through countless therapy sessions, tried different medications, always kept trying to get better even though I didn't even know what better was. Better, for me, was simply being able to wake up and get out of bed each day. I wasn't getting anything out of life; I wasn't living, but merely existing. I thought that there was no hope for me; I thought that if I haven't been able to make therapy and medication work for me all this time, then it was never going to get better. But it has. Over the past few months, I have been working toward not just feeling better, but living again. I have let myself become closer to people and reached out to my friends more. I have become more open. I have begun to read books again. This past semester, I completed two short stories for my writing workshop, and they were good. I haven't finished a brand-new story in so long, I forgot how good it felt to create, to accomplish. I think one of the most significant things I noticed was when, the other day, I was making plans for next September - plans for a living situation, possibly getting a cat, things like that. And it struck me that this was the first time I could remember actively planning for a future. Normally I kind of go along with things as best as I can, doing the minimal amount of preparation I can get away with, and sort of taking it as it comes. I never saw much point in planning for anything, I think. But that is different now, too. I have hope for the future again.
I want to thank you so much for the time you spent with me and for all of your advice and words. The things we talked about prior to the session have stuck with me, and I often think about them in my daily life. I think about striving for a goal, one goal - and I am able to see it without letting all the negativity and doubt in. I remind myself that I can achieve it, that all I have to do is set my mind to it and it's mine. I could not have done that without you, and I am truly grateful. As I said, I believe that the LBL session was life changing, definitely for the better. Thank you again for all you have done for me.
K.A., Medford, MA
It is lovely to hear from you. Of course, I would be honored to have my email appear on your testimonials page. I hope that it helps/inspires other people as you have helped/inspired me! The more time that goes on, the more I firmly believe that my LBL session really saved my life. Certainly, it changed my life. I have continued be as in touch with my soul self as possible, and remembering and reflecting on all I have learned has helped me to get through the challenges I have faced. Depression really feels like it is in the rear view mirror, and is no longer so much of a daily struggle for me. I'm happy to share with you that I just completed my master's thesis, which is a short story collection that, after graduation, I plan to continue to work on and eventually get published! I am also now working as an English teacher, and excited to see where this particular career path takes me in the next few years as I work on establishing myself as a writer. I am doing things I once imagined I would never accomplish! Thank you so much again and I wish you the very best in launching your new website. I hope our paths continue to cross as they may, and that you have a wonderful holiday season.
I've been wanting to write you an email to let you know how things have been going since my regressions, but haven't quite been able to put it into words. I have felt much more integrated with my higher self, have felt much more secure in my work/lessons here this time around, and in the belief that I will learn and do what I have come here to do. Yet, there is something else that I haven't quite been able to put my finger on that I've been working through since our sessions, and in writing an email to a friend tonight I realized what it was. I'm sharing the relevant part of the email below since it describes pretty perfectly how I've been integrating my experience since my sessions. Thank you again, it was a transformative experience.
"I think it comes down to is this: I am no longer going to put up with the part of me that hides who she is to be safe, accepted, loved, or comfortable. I'm releasing her to go be neurotic somewhere else. I'm stepping into my expansiveness because it's the only way to truly live inside my body, inside this ego. I'm not going to be ashamed of my authentic self because I don't have the time, energy, or patience. And if that costs me my job, I'll find another one. If that costs me my home, I'll find somewhere else to live. If that costs me my relationship, I will grieve and move on. I'm done with the part of me that isn't true to myself. That isn't true to MY moral compass. That allows herself to be humiliated and shamed into doing what she is 'supposed' to or expected to do. I know what is true for me. I will act in accordance of that. Whatever else falls away, so be it. The universe is watching out for us. And we will be given exactly what we need--but only if we act as if we deserve it." J.K., Boston, MA
Thanks again for being so generous with your time and facilitating this really great experience! In the last couple of days, as my mind and body continue to assimilate it, I've been able to look at my life from a different perspective, and I'm noticing a lack of the free-floating anxiety that I usually experience. I feel as though some burden has been released. I feel lighter and calmer, and I feel like there's so much more to be excited about. I'm hoping to schedule another past life regression soon, probably in the next couple of weeks. It was really great to meet you and I look forward to working with you again!
N.S., Boston, MA
Jonathan Yorks - My Soul, My Self
Past Life Regression, Spiritual Counseling, Soul-Self Psychology, Life Between Lives Regression