Have You Wondered Or Do You Know About Your Past Lives?

Have you ever wondered or sensed that you were someone different before? Do you sometimes have a sense of having a valet or a lady in waiting? Have you visited a place you sensed you had been before, albeit is the first time you have been there in your current memory. Does it seem like you are in the role of a Cinderella this lifetime by mistake?

No matter what you might sense or wonder, you are in this life, in an unremarkable ordinary body, putting in hard work to make the mortgage or rent payment and pay bills. This is the lament of many of my clients – and I too have wondered what I did to come into an ordinary life when I could have been rich and famous.

It is inevitable, the question, of whether someone who experiences a regression remembers being a famous historical person, is asked. Why does it seem that one was famous before, and in an ordinary life now? The question is whether it is true that everyone experiencing a regression remembers a famous lifetime. I am happy to share what I have learned over the decades of my personal and professional experiences, as this is an intriguing aspect of past life regression work.

To put my answer in context, I have known about the past life phenomenon since I was seven- years-old. This knowledge came to me as a ‘knowing,’ rather than as a belief or a curiosity. I simply ‘knew’ the information as if someone ‘told’ me it was a fact. I never questioned this ‘knowing.’ I often wondered why my parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles did not talk about this wondrous world of ‘knowing’ life’s vicissitudes. Yet, I was often admonished when I said, things that to me was ‘truth.’ “Now Dorothy, don’t get carried away,” my mother would say as I chattered to her about the many things I knew and thought everyone else knew too and were not talking about.

Furthermore my response to this question comes from facilitating thousands of hours of regression work with clients and experiencing eleven of my own personal lifetimes in depth.

Contrary to the suspicion that people remember being Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Mary or Jesus, the majority of the past life memories involve ordinary lives. Occasionally extraordinary feats will be accomplished, or traumatic events will be revealed, but, not written in history. These events range from saving a friend’s life, surviving or perishing as a result of an animal attack, wars, or fires. People occasionally report life experiences when they had a major impact on a country or the planet.

This is not to say that famous people do not reincarnate, indeed they do. Presidents, kings, queens, martyrs, and heroes incarnate to complete their soul’s evolution. They may have additional notable lifetimes, or they may learn their lessons in relative ordinary lives. See The Return of the Revolutionaries – The Case of Reincarnation and Soul Group Reunited, Walter Simkew, MD. and A Tribe Returned, Janet Cunningham, PhD.

When someone reports a lifetime that reveals a person, who was well-known, it is incumbent for the regression practitioner to be diligent in discerning between memories and a belief of the life time. Many factors contribute to confusion in this regard. It is easy to move from actual memories of a past life gleaned from a movie or book. It is equally easy to assume that since images of a certain event arise, that the subject is at the epicenter of that situation.

For example, imagine that you were the personal aide to Napoleon. You understood the details of the battle strategies. You remembered the daily rhythm and personal habits of this leader. Perhaps you were a bit envious of him and in your fantasies would pretend to be him. During a regression to that period, it may appear that you understand all of his emotions, and are intimately aware of his relationships and his reasoning behind decisions. Wouldn’t it be easy to assume that you were, in fact, Napoleon? Upon further investigation and honest objectivity, you may later discover that, in truth, you were his aide. This type of confusion has occurred in many past life regressions.

It takes diligence to discern the truth of whether you were the famous person or someone closely related to him/her. In your present life, is there anyone who you identify with so closely that it may confuse you if you were to regress to this lifetime from a future one?

It may help you to understand this principle by examining the case of Mark David Chapman, who shot John Lennon. He was obsessed with Lennon and may have lived vicariously, to a degree, through him. Of course, a person did not have to be insane or a criminal in order to have this mistaken identity during a regression.

If you believe you had a life time as a famous person, there is no reason to shy away from knowing the truth. Our spirit/soul energy carries many patterns with it as it moves from one incarnation to the next. If it is typical of a spirit to be in a leadership role, or in the spotlight, they will typically make decisions that will foster those opportunities again. When a spirit is aligned with being a helper, affecting the world from behind the scenes, that person will be more comfortable in a supportive role rather than in the leadership role. Some souls gravitate to roles of saintly virtue, while others may cycle in roles of a lesser nature.

To illuminate this phenomenon imagine what role you think Thomas Edison would choose if he were to reincarnate. Do you envision him as a scientist, inventor, teacher, mother, assembly line worker, criminal, musician, or farmer? Does it seem likely that he would be very intelligent, or have difficulty in school? What is it about his character that prompts you to believe what he would incarnate into?

While Edison would learn lessons from each of those perspectives, chances are high that he would not choose to act out as a criminal, nor would he be satisfied over time with the redundant work of the assembly line. His brilliance and character would begin to shine through regardless of where he found himself.

When examining your own energy, preferences, and comfort zones, ask yourself whether it would be natural for you to be a leader, in the spotlight, and taking risks, or in the shadows, behind the scenes, and a helper? Although we may have a variety of roles and experiences, and may switch from leadership to supporter from life to life, there will be a tendency and a comfort zone apparent in the soul’s characteristics and energy.

Were you famous? Maybe. Were you an ordinary citizen? Probably, more often than not.

Does everyone remember being famous? Few people I have regressed have famous past lives. Does it matter? No, not in the least. What matters is the person is awakening to their highest self and doing the inner work they came here to do.

Mobile Ringtones And Their Effect On Musicians

Mobile ringtones are among the most sophisticated strings of sound ever produced in the history of music and have a considerable effect on musicians. We will aim at establishing a connection between major effects of mobile ringtones on musicians no matter they are amateurs or professionals.

First, we should try to understand the complexity of mobile ringtones. Those sequences of sounds consist of many notes that coordinate the connections between sound marks and their durations. Thus, composing a high quality mobile ringtone is never an easy task, which requires patience and hard work for musicians.

At the beginning, an outline of the mobile ringtone desired is sketched so that its composition can be handled with ease in the production phase. After this period is over, it comes to musician’s genuine effort to take the ringtone one step up. To do this, musicians should have a broad understanding of composing ringtones for mobile devices, which is somewhat different from other means of composing a song.

The main difference is that mobile ringtones should not include heavy tones and be as short as possible. Considering a heavy metal song of 6 minutes of playing time, it is a waste of time to convert this into a mobile ringtone without altering it considerably. What has to be taken care of is the length of the sequence, which must be cut down within rational criteria.

Having completed our discussion about the major differences between ordinary songs and mobile ringtones, let us shift our attention to the major effects of mobile ringtones on musicians. Have you ever thought how musicians evaluate the ringtones they have already composed? We will look at this question and try to answer it.

After the production phase is over, a musician can come to analyze the sounds and its tones in the sequence s/he created. This period is also known as post-production phase, which aims at outlining the characteristics of sequences and help understand the composing style of the musicians to some extent, if not fully. Throughout the short history of mobile ringtones, there have been many occurrences that prove musicians are affected from ringtones they have composed earlier and change their styles a bit to create better ones in their upcoming works. This is a remarkable point since at first it may seem that mobile ringtones cannot have an effect on the style of music makers. However, as outlined above, just the opposite is true and these “little sequences” do have a dramatic effect on musicians.

Then, how come musicians are trying to compose both ordinary songs and mobile ringtones in conjunction? The answer to this question is purely the instinct of musicians towards new ways to generate sound sequences. There is no limit to the creativity of an artist, so it is irrational to suspect the capabilities of a musician here.

Everyday Creativity – Look at the Ordinary and See the Extraordinary

There is something magical and mysterious about the word creativity. It’s a word that is bantered around mainly when referencing artists, musicians or writers. But, in Dewitt Jones’s view creativity isn’t magic and it isn’t limited to the traditionally creative. Creativity is something that all of us have and it’s something that can be harnessed in all of our lives. In Mr. Jones’ training program Everyday Creativity, he focuses on 9 main points about how we all can find creativity in our personal and business lives.

Creativity is the ability to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary.

“What is creativity? Having spent my life in one creative endeavor after another, I can tell you it’s not something magical or mystical. It’s something very simple. To me, it’s just a moment – a moment where we look at the ordinary, but we see the extraordinary. It happens all the time in my photography.” – Dewitt Jones.

Creativity is often thought of as something that is larger than life – something that is out of our grasp. Dewitt Jones challenges this notion. He believes that creativity is an attitude and we all have control of our attitudes and therefore control of our creativity. As long as we have the willingness to explore our world outside of our comfort zone and with a renewed since of purpose, we will find creativity.

Every Act can be a Creative one.

“I think many of us were raised thinking that we couldn’t be creative. When I was growing up, creativity was always related to art, and art to painting and sculpture. If you weren’t an artist, forget it, you weren’t creative. But, if creativity is just falling in love with the world, then everything I do can be a creative act.” – Dewitt Jones

We aren’t all artists and we all don’t express ourselves in artist ways, but we all can be creative. Creativity isn’t something beyond our normal lives. It isn’t something that is pulled out when we need an extraordinary act. Creativity is available and used in our everyday lives. We find creativity as parents when we find new ways to effectively raise our children. When we are at work, we find news ways to get our assignments done. Creativity is there at every moment and within the grasp of every person. As Dewitt says, we just need to fall in love with the world and what we are doing.

Creativity is a Matter of Perspective

“Creativity is a matter of perspective. As a photographer, the first thing I have to decide is ‘What lens do I have on my camera?’ In other words, what perspective can I take on this problem to help me find the extraordinary in the ordinary view?” – Dewitt Jones

When we look at a task or a problem, we have a tendency to look at it in the same way. Just like a photographer changing a lens on his camera, we need to change our lens to see things from a different perspective. Look at the task and decide what areas need deserve the most attention. Maybe we need to look at the big picture for a while more than the details. Or maybe even put ourselves in another person’s shoes. Write down all the different aspects of your task and examine them one by one.

There’s More Than One Right Answer

“There’s more than one right answer. It seems so simple, but it is the key to creativity. There are a thousand ways to come at a problem to find creative solutions. I know that clearly from my photography, but sometimes it is so hard to bring over into the rest of my life.” – Dewitt Jones

Many times we gravitate to order and rules and expect life to have a definable path. But life rarely works that way. There are a thousand different ways to approach a situation and many of them are good ways. When we find the first right answer we need to be careful to look further. In the Everyday Creativity program, Dewitt shows the example of getting a great picture of his daughter, but not giving up with that one great photo. He continues to look and eventually takes a brilliant photo. Always, look for a different angle and never settle for the first right answer.

Reframe Problems into Opportunities

“When you come at the world with a sense of abundance rather than scarcity, you get more and more comfortable reframing problems into opportunities, finding new angles, coming at the same elements from a totally different direction, and being confident that the next right answer will be there.” – Dewitt Jones

We are used to the traditional thought that every situation involves a winner and a loser, but in fact the world is full of possibility and there is room for many winners. We have a tendency to look at the world as one of scarcity but when we open up our minds and see that every problem is an opportunity and that the world is full of opportunities our attitude changes and we begin to see all of the possibilities.

Don’t be Afraid to Make Mistakes

“If I were afraid of mistakes, this is the kind of photograph [the first picture of his daughter] that would cause me to put my cameras in the closet and never take them out again. But I don’t even think about it. I’m just looking for the next right answer. Do you know that the average Geographic article is shot in 400 rolls of film? That’s over 14,000 images to get 30! I’m not worried about making a few mistakes. ” – Dewitt Jones

If we worry about making mistakes, then we will get nowhere. As Thomas Edison famously said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” Every single successful person has failed more times than they have been successful.

Break the Pattern

“When we’re not afraid to make mistakes and when we believe there’s more than one right answer, that’s when we begin to break the patterns in our lives.” – Dewitt Jones

By definition, we have to break a pattern to be creative. If we are doing something different then we are breaking patterns. It’s human nature to become bound by conventions, but if we are to find our creativity we need to move forward and jump off into the great unknown. It’s the only way.

Train your Technique

“We have to train our technique. That’s critical, because vision without technique is blind. In photography, I want my technique honed to a razor’s edge, so that when there is a decisive moment, I’m not worrying about what film is in my camera. I’m there, ready to capture that extraordinary view. “

Unless we have trained ourselves and honed our techniques, then we are blind to opportunities. No matter how open our minds are to possibilities, if we don’t have a skill then we don’t have the tools to take advantage of them. Fine-tune your craft and then when opportunity meets preparation – you will be ready.

You have to Really Care

“When the people I photograph know that they are as important to me as my pictures, they open like flowers. And I find that the light that really illuminates my pictures is not the light from the outside – it’s the light from within.”

If you really care about what you do and the people you work with everything becomes easier. A light will open up in your heart and the heart of the people you work with. Rarely do we accomplish anything alone. Just using others to accomplish your tasks is wrong and in the long run it isn’t very effective either. Have passion and everything will come together.

We all have the ability to be creative. It’s not just a mysterious talent owned by artists, photographers, musicians and actors. Every day in every part of our lives it’s there. We just need to change our attitude and look for the possibilities. Dewitt Jones says it best, “Believe it and then you will see it.”