Author Interview

Q & A with author Ann Muller of SIGNALS FROM THE SOUL: How Our Soul Tells Us What We Need to Know

What is a signal from the soul?

A signal is most often some kind of dysfunction. I think it’s safe to say it’s usually what we want to get rid of in our lives. It can be physical or emotional. Our soul is alerting us that there is a lesson we’re supposed to be learning and we’re not learning it.

What are some examples of signals?

Illness and disease are physical signals. There can be physical causes but the origin is a thought somewhere in our past that created an emotional program that is causing imbalance and disharmony. Anxiety, fear, and depression are examples of emotional signals. Whatever it is, it is signaling an unlearned soul lesson.

How do you find the lesson?

Sometimes you can do it yourself with dialoguing. Get quiet and write the question, “What is the origin of this?” Then write down whatever comes into your mind. Writing is communication with the subconscious. It takes practice. If that doesn’t work you’ll need someone to help you find it, ideally an altered state regression therapist who works with soul lessons. Then when you find it you can regress to it and deal with it.

What is regression therapy?

Regression therapy is a method of finding the negative thoughts and emotions stored in the subconscious and replacing them with positive ones. You can only get to the subconscious in an altered state, in hypnosis.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of focused concentration. When you turn your mental focus inward, you can find the thoughts, and the emotions attached to them, that have been stored in the subconscious mind. Most of us have stored thoughts we don’t even realize we have.  Hypnosis is getting a message to the subconscious mind. But if the subconscious blocks that message, then therapy is needed to release the block or alter the old program.

How do you know you’ll be safe under hypnosis?

It’s a misconception that you are not in control during hypnosis. You are in complete control. For example, if someone yelled fire, you’d be out of hypnosis in a split second. Stage hypnosis has given hypnosis a bad reputation. People quack like ducks. But on an inner level, these people have agreed to be part of the show and be “suggestible.”  But they would never kill someone in the front row under hypnotic suggestion.

Is past life therapy and regression therapy the same thing?

Past life therapy is regression therapy where the origin of something is in a past life. In regression therapy you also work with your inner ages in this life. We form many thoughts and emotions and beliefs when we are children.

You have eighteen regressions in your book. Why so many?

I made the choice to keep going until I didn’t have any more signals. Well, there are always more signals because we never stop learning. But I kept going until all my inner ages and past life personalities were at peace.

Why is the book the actual dialogues of your regressions?

I could have written it in narrative. But the question I’m most often asked is, “What did those personalities say? What did you say to them to help them heal?” I also share the dialogues as a model for anyone who chooses to do this work as well as to show that healing your past isn’t scary or traumatic. It’s exhilarating and empowering.

How do you differentiate between a therapist who would be a poor choice and a therapist who has your best interests at heart and can carefully and safely guide you?

I think all therapists have your best interests at heart.  But a regression therapist must understand how the mind works, and work with thought as well as energy. Yes, thought is energy. But it is also consciousness. Energy is a responder. Thought is a director. You can get results shifting energy around but they’ll often only be temporary if the thought isn’t resolved.

Are there differences between regression therapy and just talking out issues with a psychologist?

Yes, you are using a different part of the mind. Our thoughts and beliefs are stored in the subconscious mind. If you want true and lasting results, go to where they live.

You feel regression therapy worked for you. Then why does it often have a bad reputation?

The results don’t last. In my experience the way to get lasting results is to alter the thought that created the emotional program that is causing havoc. Just going to the experience isn’t enough. Those traumatized inner ages need to express what they’re feeling and then be shown their power to change the outcome of the trauma and learn the lesson. When this isn’t done the results are usually temporary.

How do you channel your higher self?

The higher self is that part of our soul that does not enter the body so it is not affected by our emotions. This makes it our best guide through life. It knows everything we have learned through the course of many lifetimes. The higher self communicates through the subconscious mind. So we use the same techniques – dialoguing, self-hypnosis and hypnosis with a therapist. I talk to my higher self a gazillion times a day. I’ve done it so often for so long, now I can ask a question before I go to bed and my first thought in the morning is the answer. It just takes practice.

You write that everything makes sense now, what do you mean by that, can you expand on that?

Now I see everything – everything – as a signal of something to learn. Nothing in our lives is arbitrary; it’s all part of our journey to raise our awareness and understanding. I look for the lesson in everything that happens in my life. With this perspective everything makes sense.

Do you see this as a self-help book?

What better self-help or personal growth than to understand the reasons for things and be able to change what you want to change? There are shelves and shelves of self-help books that can tell you what to do on a conscious mind level but sometimes those methods don’t work because what you are trying to change is resisting. It is resisting because it is a signal of an unlearned lesson. The quickest and easiest way to deal with it is to find someone to help you find the lesson and learn it. Guidelines for finding such a person are on my web site.

Why did you write this book?

Everyone I know is in some degree of pain. Sometimes it’s physical and sometimes it’s emotional. But more often than not it’s a combination of the two. I had a chance to do this work and it changed my life profoundly. I took back my power. I pulled myself out of my emotional quicksand. It’s glorious living without all the muck. I knew I had to share.

Media contact and interviewer:  WJ Carrel

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