Past Life Interview Series Part 2 – Joanna Turner

In this interview, Joanna Turner shares how she found out about her life where she was burnt at the stake as a witch.

She explains the journey she went through to heal this life and integrate her past life memory into her current life.

Originally from Scotland, now a digital nomad. Joanna is a leading Intuitive Business Mentor, Advanced EFT & Master NLP Practitioner, (and former Chartered Accountant!) She is a mentor to female entrepreneurs, and specializes in busting money & visibility blocks.  Find out more about her and her current offerings at www.missionforbalance.com

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Introducing the Past Life Interview Series

 

Past Life Interview Series

In this powerful video series, I interview successful spiritual leaders who discuss their personal experiences with past life persecution, and how they were able to overcome a victim role and focus on self-empowerment.

We’ll be interviewing one spiritual professional each week, starting tomorrow.

But first…a story:

I was enjoying a sunny day at the Saturday market where I ran my Tarot booth, when a Raven haired woman approached.  She pointed at the tapestries hanging behind me, “I love those!”

We started making small talk about magic and I asked her how I could energetically protect my booth, because the old gypsy palm reader had been throwing me shade.

She gave me some good advice and then shook my hand.  Gasping, she pulled back and said, “You were an Oracle at Delphi!”

I was weirded out and intrigued at the same time.  No one had ever said anything like that to me before.  She gave me her card and we set up a time to talk more at her home.

I arrived at her place as the sun was setting and I felt like I was going to visit the village soothsayer…because I was.

Her home was decorated with hanging herbs and candles, and as she led me into the kitchen she said, “My mother always told me not to trust anyone who’s uncomfortable in your kitchen, because that’s the heart of your home.”

We sat at the dining room table and she started to invoke my spirit guide.  She told me he was a giant dude with a big gash on his face, that he seemed like a gladiator.  “He’s very protective of you – he’s hovering over you right now.”

She told me I had done him a favor in another life and that in this life he was happy to be my protector.

Then she started to talk about a few of my past lives.  “You’ve been a healer, you’ve been a healer, and you’ve been a healer, and then all of a sudden…they start to hate you for it.” 

She went on to describe how I went through all three inquisitions.  “The Spanish Inquisition was the worst….it was not good.”  I started to feel nauseous.

The nausea continued as I took the train home.  I started to feel dizzy and realized I was going to pass out.  I got off on the next stop, took a few deep breaths and walked home.

It took a while for me to integrate this strange information…I knew it was true.  It all made sense, the mistrust of others, not trusting myself, keeping my life private, getting anxiety and my throat closing up when doing readings.

I still wasn’t convinced, so I decided to consult some professional psychics and past life readers.  After 3 in a row telling me that I was burned as a witch without me telling them anything about myself; I was a little more convinced.

I was even more convinced when I started retrieving past life memories in my meditations.

At one point I saw men with dark beards wearing chain link armor marching in a row, and I got the feeling that I thought they were total dolts.  I did some research and found out that must have been during the crusades.

Another time I saw myself sitting in a living room weaving black thread through an embroidery hoop.  It looked like I had a nice fancy dress on and the living room was well decorated.

When I researched that, I found that there’s a specific kind of Spanish embroidery called blackwork that was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries.  This would be around the same time of the Spanish Inquisition which was established in the late 15th century.

After all this synchronicity, I couldn’t ignore it anymore.

I made a conscious choice to move through all the feelings I had about itgrief, anger, despair, hopelessness, abandonment, rage…which became a healing process that helped me remember what’s important to me.

I realized quickly that I was going to have to let go of the victim role & find a new way to feel empowered, otherwise there was no way I was going to be able to walk down a spiritual path in this life.

If I didn’t let go of my victim role, I would never find my true self, because our natural state is to be empowered. 

The biggest way I did this was to take what I learned from those lives, and focus on what desire it left me with…

To help people who have lost touch with their magic to stand in their true power & be unapologetic about their magic & not even feel like they must convince anyone that it’s real…

And to get people to realize that putting someone else’s beliefs of spirituality down doesn’t make your beliefs and spiritual experience any more legitimate or right.

To all the magical people who’ve experienced religious or spiritual persecution in this life or others, find out what it is that drives you to keep sharing your true self & focus on that.

Know that you are safe, and the world desperately needs & wants you here.

-Nora

Spring Equinox

Today is a great day to go within and recognize the increasing light within you.

That may bring new awareness to something that needs to be left behind to move forward and fully embody this light, which is empowering to your Highest Potential.

Take some time to meditate and internally reflect on what is being reborn within you and how your old identity needs to fall away for you to move forward with your new identity and your new life.

Ask how you can come more into alignment with your new life.

Sometimes that will include drawing from past experiences, but sometimes it will require a new approach and being willing to have strength and courage and confidence in yourself and your own abilities that you are in alignment with what you’re calling forth into your life

And that as long as you stay in alignment with your true self and your most authentic self you’ll be empowered on this path and this journey.

So, you can leave old fears and your old identities behind.

Take some time to honor yourself and what you’re moving into and the light that’s increasing within you now.

How to align your will more with the will of the divine and the greater good and how you can step into the flow of that and be a part of that.

And a great way to do that is to get out in nature and see how nature’s flowing now and how can I step more into the flow of life and my surroundings and my own body.

Focus on your whole body and how that feels.  Notice if there’s any parts that are in pain or numb…just scan your body and see how you can have this union with your own body.

Just be fully aware of every sensation and send yourself love and feel as good as possible in your own body.

Happy Spring Equinox!

3/13 – 3/19

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The Magician is a reminder that our thoughts & words are very powerful, and as we speak, we create.

It’s time to align your will with the Divine Plan for your life.

The Empress reminds us that there is a flow to the abundance of life, and to be a part of it all we must do is step into that flow.

If any part of you is resistant & holding on when you should be letting go, you’re separating yourself from that flow.

Surrendering your will to the Divine will means that if you fee divinely guided to something, you work through your own resistances or understanding of why you should do it.

The 6 of Pentacles means that there’s an exchange of resources.  Resources include time, energy, money, etc.

We need to balance out the giving and receiving in our lives to keep the flow going.

Things aren’t always as they appear.  One person’s success may not look like success to someone else.

You don’t have to wait for someone to come along and give you what you think you need, because maybe you need to be exactly where you are now so you can be the one to make a different choice.

-Nora

If you’re looking to make massive transformation in your life and could use some guidance and support, email contact@norawallace.com to set up a discovery call and find out how your life can change for the better. I have one spot left for March!

Weekly Cards 2/27 – 3/5

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Happy New Moon! 

There’s something refreshing about New Moons.

While the slow build up in the week before the new moon may be begrudgingly painful as we release and work through difficult emotions…

The New Moon gives us a chance to start fresh, and feel lighter, with a clean slate to work with.

This New Moon is also with a Solar eclipse which has to do with our identity.

What if we were to harness the creative power and genius that’s available to us?

There is a way to get closer to God and feel Divinity flow through you.  Let the Goddess open up all your channels, energizing every fiber of your being with electricity.

Feel the giant wings of Archangel Michael shielding you.  Feel the Angelic wings of Isis spreading across your back.

Feel your own Angelic nature.

Pisces is a time of connection with our Spirituality.

“What do I believe?” is an extremely important question.

Find out if you have any unanswered questions and answer them.

One false belief can be a loophole that unravels your whole belief system so it can also be a time of great transformation that’s not always easy.

That’s why the Destroyer archetypes are coming through – Sekhmet, Kali, Inanna.  To bring attention to our own weakest links within ourselves so we can be stronger.

We need to get to the root of it and figure out why it’s there.  Heal, acknowledge, and honor it, in order to transform it.

Heal the core wound or the pattern will repeat itself.

Cards:

Hanged Man:  Suspense, waiting, letting go of control, spiritual awakening, illumination, enlightenment, perspective, world turned upside down.

Empress:  Divine Feminine.  Calling forth manifestation of abundance, patience, allowing, receiving, love, beauty.

Being out in nature is good for the Spirit.  Our spirit wants to be nurtured and lavished in the luxury of Mother Nature.  Let yourself enjoy and experience pleasure.

10 of Pentacles: Family, generations, longevity, prosperity, wealth, security, familiarity.  Happiness, success, everything is how it should be.  Enjoying home life.

Appreciating those that support us, elders, husbands, wives, children, pets.

-Nora

I have 3 spaces available in March for the one on one Personal Map of Life Tarot series, as well as the one on one Shamanic Journey series.

These series initiate long term transformation, healing, guidance, and empowerment in your life.  Email contact@norawallace.com to set up your discovery call.

*I have a very exciting one on one  3 Month Goddess Transformation series coming up.  Stay tuned for more!*

Weekly Guidance 2/20 – 2/26

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There’s a slower start to the week of healing and recovering.

Spend some time in a quiet restorative, reflective practice.

Stop trying to figure things out.

Just relax & quiet your mind & the answers will come to you at the exact right, perfect time.

Retreat, but don’t procrastinate.

Hiding yourself under a rock can be nice sometimes, but if you stay there too long it can crush you.

Do what you can to get started & follow through & move forward with your plans.

The retreat is where we regain our energy & this renewal is needed to have the energy to keep going.

-Nora

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I’m opening up 4 spots in March for ongoing support for radical transformation, empowerment and healing.  These spots are open to those that are truly committed and dedicated to their spiritual path.  Set up a discovery call HERE to apply and find out how getting support in this way can deeply change your life.

What makes something Sacred/Holy?

Weekly Guidance 1/16 – 1/22

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We have peace and mental clarity at the beginning of the week with the 4 of Swords.

This would be a good time to simplify and organize your life and your thoughts.

Spend some time in prayer/meditation, and purifying and cleansing your sacred space.  Bring order to chaos.

With the Sun moving into Aquarius in the middle of the week, we strive toward Higher Ideals.

The Ace of Pentacles comes in and advises us to start from where we are.

What can we offer with what we have now, to participate and be in the flow of life?  We all have something that we can offer.

With the Wheel of Fortune at the end of the week, we know that we can always handle whatever comes our way. 

Life will never give you something you’re not prepared for, unless it’s a catalyst for change, or to nudge you in a certain direction.

Open up to opportunities that come your way.

Try new things, and if you feel like you’re not ready, practice until you are.

Sometimes we also need to start before we’re ready, and then we have a remembrance of what we’re doing as we’re doing it.

We’re never done learning and experiencing.

Day after day, moment after moment, there’s still another level of learning, uncovering, discovering, clearing, maturing, purifying, etc.

Whatever it is, we’re always evolving, we’re always changing, and there is never an end, we’re never done.

That’s why on the Wheel, the Tarot ends and beings with a T, because endings and beginnings go hand in hand. 

-Nora
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Weekly Reading January 2nd – 8th

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The World kicks of the week with a sense of accomplishment and the feeling of coming full circle.

We are seeing the bigger picture of our lives.

With the World card, we have an opportunity to complete cycles so we don’t have to keep repeating them.

The 5 of Cups shows up, which represents emotions, particularly grief, regret, disappointment, isolation, guilt, apathy, etc.

Whenever a major change is happening, we need to acknowledge the transformation and shedding of the past to fully move forward without emotional baggage weighing us down.

That may mean taking a moment to first know where you’ve been and where you’re going, and finding out if there’s a part of you that feels left behind, forgotten, unsure, uncomfortable, etc.

Thank that part of you for what it’s taught you in the past and for being there for you when you needed it.

Let that part of you know that it’s ok, and it’s safe to come along for the ride in your new plans/new approach to life/ different changes you’re experiencing.

The 3 of Cups is about feeling supported and included by a like-minded community, as opposed to the rejection of the 5 of Cups.

Always being true to yourself may sometimes leave you feeling outcast.

More often than not, being true to yourself will actually inspire those around you and attract other people who are on the same wavelength.

Now, you’re stronger than ever because you’ve survived so much and remained true to yourself, so you’re invincible to shine your light.

-Nora

I have one space opening up in February for 6 weeks of magical one-on-one transformation.  Email contact@norawallace.com to set up your free discovery call.

Weekly Guidance 12/19 – 12/25

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There is a shift in energy in this week as Mercury goes retrograde and the Winter Solstice is on Wednesday.

This is the time to relax and unwind and bring cycles and projects to completion.

Tie up any loose ends and finish what you have started in the past couple of weeks.

Writing things down can help us stay organized during a Mercury retrograde cycle.

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and from this point on the lights starts to increase.

It’s a good time for internal reflection.

There may be some thoughts or issues that come up around your personal identity in the way that you see yourself and your roles in the world.

Know that you don’t have to define yourself.  

It’s OK to be with pure essence of your soul without having to place any demands or expectations on it.

Connect yourself back to your state of pure awareness.

Suggested Meditation:

Light a tealight candle and burn some sage or incense.

Sit in a meditative position, breathing deeply.

Connect through your inner eye to the heart of the Cosmic mother.

You may sense this as a black space that is endlessly expansive.

You may feel that the boundaries of your body dissolve, and feel around you an endless space.

This is a completely natural place to be as it is the source of all creation.

It is safe and nurturing for your spirit.

Allow yourself to be silent in this place for 10 to 20 minutes.

-Nora

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