Michael De Baker
Office: Prov. of Utrecht, Holland
I use Regression Therapy and Evolutionary Astrology as taught by Jeffrey Wolf Green to assist my clients in their brave
efforts to create lives of wholeness and joy. Both disciplines understand that a Soul continues to work through a central or core dynamic from
lifetime to lifetime, progressing at its own developmental rate.
The Soul is an immutable consciousness that can never be destroyed, it only changes form. And so it is that the infinite consciousness that we are cloaks itself in a succession of earthly costumes to learn its lessons: a spark of Divinity having a learning experience in a human body. As it progresses through various lifetimes the desire to unite with Source grows. The Soul learns its biggest lesson: Love is the way Home.
As a therapist I try to help my clients release the constraints of fear, anger, guilt, hurt, shame, sadness and loneliness so that they can fulfil their potential for love and creative expression. Listening to my clients as they visit their many past lives I often wonder who the therapist is, they or I. Paupers, courtiers, ruthless businessmen, high priests, tribe elders, street urchins and prostitutes all teach me to abide in that place of stillness where there is no judgment, no opinion, no expectation. It is only from this place of emptiness that the skills I was taught can be put to good use. So it is my clients who teach me how to be a good therapist by constantly reminding me of that most important of Taoist practices called wu wei: doing is undoing, not-doing is acting.
Please allow me to close with a poem by William Wordsworth that puts paid to the rationalist concept of the mind as a blank slate at birth, the tabula rasa dogma that in less than one century swept away three thousand years of wisdom gleaned from the ancient philosophy of the Soul:
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home …
I’d love to hear from you, whether you are a fellow therapist looking to share ideas or a client wanting to solve a problem. We are all students. Eternal ones.