Imagine no fear of death because everyone KNEW there was more. Michael Newton’s book “Journey of Souls” can change the way you view death AND life. Dr. Newton began as a traditional behavior modification therapist and Hypnotherapist who did not believe in past life regression. As the below video shows – his journey to study the life between lives was presented to him in a way pretty hard to walk away from. Dr. Michael Newton has been studying the life between lifetimes and what happens to the soul for over 20 years and he has uncovered amazing information. It is my pleasure to talk to you about some of Dr. Newton’s work, give a review of Journey of Souls and share some of my own personal experiences learning about the journey of our souls.
Dr. Michael Newton
I feel it is important when learning about anything this extraordinary to resonate with the teacher. Dr. Newton speaks so matter of fact about his findings. His authenticity shines through and it is so very interesting to see how his work in this fascinating field began. Please watch the first video in this series and if this interests you — you can go to youtube to watch the subsequent videos in the series.
Interesting, eh? After viewing his videos in this series and others I knew I had to read “Journey of Souls“. I was NOT disappointed.
Important to note is the fact that it is impossible to lie during hypnosis. If you are “under”, you are under and while you may hesitate or choose NOT TO respond to certain questions (that you do not want to answer) — any answer that does come out will be truthful. I have been tranced/hypnotized and understand how this feels. In my personal experience as well as what I have learned in my research I KNOW this to be true – there is no such thing as lying if you are truly in a hypnotic state/trance.
Journey of Souls
I love the way Dr. Michael Newton organized his book, “Journey of Souls“. Journey of Souls is the culmination of ten years of Dr. Newton’s research. He was able to hypnotize many to the point of death in previous lifetimes and take them through their time in between lives until reincarnation. Some of these sessions were upwards of three hours long. Dr. Newton’s Table of Contents and Chapter Titles say a LOT about what you can expect from this book:
Table of Contents
- Death and Departure
- Gateway to the Spirit World
- The Displaced Soul
- Our Guides
- The Beginner Soul
- The Intermediate Soul
- The Advanced Soul
- Life Selection
- Choosing a New Body
- Preparation for Embarkation
EACH section in this book has applicable transcripts from sessions with clients. Dr. Newton does a wonderfully thorough job at explaining each of these sections. As with his video, Dr. Newton is clear, precise and logical in his explanations. You end the book with a clear vision of what life between lives is like and I feel that if I had ever feared death before – that fear would be gone after reading this.
This book backed up all I have been reading about LIFE in the last 3 years:
We are MORE than our bodies.
We do have a life purpose and lessons to learn.
We ARE spiritual beings having a human experience.
We do have sort of an “amnesia” while we are here which is why so much of the stuff I have learned has seemed like a “remembering” instead new information.
We can see our deceased loved ones if we need/want to when we leave.
We have guides in life and in death that help us.
WE choose our lessons and our family to be born into.
We are SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL than we were ever told!
I found it all so interesting,thought provoking and calming at the same time. I loved the differentiation Dr. Newton made between Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Souls. I had heard the term “old soul” frequently so I was very curious to read these sections. It makes sense – someone might indeed be an old soul and have lived MANY incarnations but may not have learned their lessons well – they would still be a beginner soul. Some have learned their lessons quickly and move more rapidly towards being an advanced soul. There is so much valuable information in this book and I am so excited to read his follow up “Destiny of Souls“.
Michael Newton is retired but has taught many to do the work he was doing and has a school where classes and research continues. It is called The Newton Institute (For Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy). I LOVED what The Newton Institute wrote about Journey of Souls and think it sums it up well:
“Finding one’s place in the spirit world initiates a deep process of healing for it provides understanding of the purpose behind significant life choices, and how and why your soul – and the souls of those you love – lives eternally. After reading Journey of Souls, you will gain a better understanding of the immortality of the human soul…and you will meet day-to-day personal challenges with a greater sense of purpose as you begin to understand the reasons behind events in your own life.”
As I mentioned this book confirmed a LOT of my studies into spirituality over the last 3 years. I KNOW now that I am not my body. Actually I rarely feel my body which is interesting since I was in chronic pain for 6 years and felt my body aching every day. How freeing is it to know there is MORE and we ARE SO MUCH MORE? How amazing to contemplate that we have been here before and most of us will be here again and again and again? How beautiful to think of a place where we have a soul group and we can talk about our incarnation, reflect on what we did and did not accomplish and reassess for our next lifetime. How beautiful is it to think we have chosen this life BECAUSE of the lessons it offers? In finding our inner self/soul we can find our Divine Purpose. Once you have that watch out because life is NEVER the same. You feel guided and realize life is much easier than we have ever been told.
I have studied many people who have crossed over and come back. People who have witnessed what happens when their soul/consciousness leaves for a while. All of these people’s experiences correlate with “Journey of Souls”. Dr. Joll Bolte Taylor had one of the most amazing experiences that I have read about. Dr. Taylor is amazing and if you have not seen her talk at TED I highly recommend it. She is a brain scientist that witnessed herself having a stroke – she talks about leaving her body and her time in a coma. She came back with the realization she HAD to tell people there was more. Dr. Taylor had to tell people the importance of love and that we were vastly more than our bodies. It was after reading and learning about Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor that my mind began to think more about WHAT happens when we “die”.
I do KNOW we are more than our skin and bones. I do feel we can access that part of us that is ever lasting while we are in these human bodies. I feel in accessing our soul we connect with others more deeply and realize love truly is the answer to all. We find our life’s purpose when delving within and that brings SUCH joy and appreciation and ease into our lives.
I highly recommend reading Journey of Souls and exploring this work further. When I give an Akashic Record reading I provide my clients with information about themselves at soul level and some of the past life experiences that have contributed to where they currently are in their life. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this one. 🙂