My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too.
After reading the umpteenth book on past life regressions and reincarnation, all of them interesting and all of them different, I had a revelation. Every one, whether it was written by a world famous doctor, or a psychic, or an experiencer, they were all just opinions. Now that seems obvious, and I have my own ideas on the past life experience based on my own work, but I was getting whiplash from being pulled and pushed by all of the opinions delivered as facts.
The old model is to classify all data into a structured format which is then applied to all situations. My approach is to see how this structuring is very limiting, especially when applied to the the non-physical realm, the very definition of non-structured. I acknowledge that we are already imposing a physical framework on this non-physical experience, because that is the only way we can comprehend this totally unique situation. I would rather that my research reflected the incredible diversity of experiences that participants honestly and poetically express than try to enforce a framework that fits the model set down by previous books and workshops. The experiences my participants are reporting are much more individual and as a result, the only opinion reflected is their own.
And if you want a second opinion, you’re beautiful just as you are.