Re: Dolores Cannon
Thanks for sharing some of the amazing-sounding stuff from Cannon's book, Lyra. I'll have to check it out.
I think the next "wave" that's going to be surfacing amongst healers and people on the metaphysical path is definitely the practice of changing our view of time....moving into seeing time as holographic, so you can move through it via multiple points, instead of linear. Methinks time is a much more elastic and Bizarro thing than we could possible suspect from our current vantage point
It does get weird when you think of alternative selves living in different branch off points and then somehow there can be connections made across those points from our current self to those other selves.
I have a friend who had a wild experience in "3-d" that relates to this.
When she was a teenager she was in the middle of her first major love "affair" or relationship with a boyfriend. He gave her a letter one day. She hadn't read it yet and it was sitting on her dresser.
She fell asleep that evening and had a weird experience. A being who looked a lot like her, only older, whom she somehow KNEW was her FUTURE SELF (or perhaps an alternate self, definitely an adult self) WALKED THROUGH THE WALL, walked over to the letter, took it, and left. This self noticed that her teenaged self was lying in bed awake, staring and dumfounded, and before she dematerialized she smiled at her in a reassuring way as if to say that everything was okay. No words were exchanged, though.
My friend checked on the dresser after this vision dematerialized - although she didn't really think of it as a vision, since this person/self who had come in and taken the letter seemed fully physical and three dimensional - and sure enough, the letter was gone. Nobody else had been in the room.
As an adult, she has a theory that maybe there was something in that letter like a marriage proposal or a suggestion that would have changed her path in a dramatic way, and maybe that future self or alternative self KNEW this and was somehow able to travel back to her teenaged self and effect a reality shift.
Either way, it's pretty cool. It hints at the idea that we have the ability to make a retrocausal reality shift, altering elements of your past to shift the future.
My friend did end up splitting up with the boyfriend, I believe, shortly after the incident, although at the time she didn't think it had anything to do with the letter's contents. But looking back on it and remembering the whole strange thing of seeing her future self materialize and take the letter, she now figures the letter MUST have been hugely significant in some way. Maybe the guy was asking her to run away with him or some stupid thing kids in love sometimes do, and she might have been susceptible to the suggestion and gone along with it in the heat of the moment and ended up pregnant and homeless or on the streets or something.
I don't remember having any visits from alternative selves or future selves, but I'm good at connecting with selves from past lives. Shamanic healing helps you journey and connect with these aspects of you so you can heal soul fragmentation as it has occurred over past lives. Although many shamanic teachers aren't doing that level of work, they just focus on the current life.