After discovering that my link to Versailles was as an abusive courtier, I was ready to dig into this woman and find out why this life was brought to my attention at this time.
My appointment with Intuitive Guide Leslie Juvin-Acker was scheduled on Halloween, a day noted for a thinning of the veil between worlds. While I am intuitive, and have had encounters with spirits, I had never openly pursued a discourse with them before. In the spirit of the holiday, I decided to open myself up to receive spirit messages. On my drive up to Leslie’s, I entered a light trance state and spoke aloud my invitation for spirits to come forward and talk with me.
I was honestly shocked that no sooner had the words left my mouth, a spirit stepped forward - my birthfather, who had passed in the Spring of 2014. My parents divorced when I was a baby, and I only occasionally saw my father as a young girl. We had become largely estranged by the time I turned 8 years old. After confirming his identity, I told him that I was surprised that he came forward. He said that he had just been waiting for an opportunity, but that he has been around more lately because I’ve been thinking of him more. This is true, I had recently done a series of inner child work to heal some of those old wounds.
The next thing that I felt was a deep sadness and regret in my chest, and my breathing became very shallow. As an empath, one of the ways that I intuitively gather information is through feeling; I have come to discern when the emotions/sensations are mine or someone else’s. My father used these physical sensations to show me how deeply sad and remorseful he felt about his actions and how they affected my life.
As a spirit, in connection with his higher self, he had access to an emotional maturity and clarity that he did not have in life. I took this opportunity to share the hurts that my younger self experienced in a way that I was unable to voice to him while he was alive. It was very healing, and I feel like we ended things on a good note. I told him that I forgave him, that it was ok, and that we would get it right next time around.
What an unexpected first foray to mediumship! Mediumship is the practice of being a messenger between the spiritual world and the physical world. Mediums are all gifted with psychic abilities, though not all psychics are mediums.
Having had this encounter with my father's spirit, I felt all the more excited for my impending visit with Leslie to find out what could be learned from looking into that past life that we shared.
Part 3, the final chapter, coming soon!
We unearth more memories, the link between the lives, and how it allowed me to heal my present life.
Holly Hart is a hypnotherapist & emotional wellness coach based in San Diego who conducts energy healing, hypnotherapy, and past-life journeying services.