In 1988 I attended a five-day advanced hypnosis workshop in New Orleans. One morning we were asked to get into groups of three;(observer/ client/therapist) and to use both hands on the body of the client to push up and down to match the client’s breathing. I ended up with a group that already had three, so my group now had four people and I became the first to be the client. I was asked what would I like to get from my trance? I thought for a few seconds and stated, “the most relaxed state in my life”. As I sat in a chair I had their hands on my head, shoulders, and knees matching my breathing. A few minutes later the therapist lead me into a most relaxed state in my life and I wondered where was I ? It was dark, like I was in warm water floating with a sense of complete wellbeing and then I noticed something I had seen as a kid many times when I would shine a flashlight through the skin of my hand. I was seeing a light through my mother’s skin! I was a fetus and I must be seeing light through my mother’s skin as she passed a lamp. I was in “Peace”. When I came out of trance and told my group my experience they were probably in disbelief as you are reading this; however, just a few days ago an article titled “ Babies in the Womb may see more than we thought: Light-sensitive cells in immature retina are networked, suggesting bigger role in developing brain” came out in Science News. The article stated that by the second trimester, long before a baby can see images they can see light.
As the years have passed, my conclusion is that we as human beings before birth experienced “Peace” and we are not only wanting this emotional state back, we are obsessing unconsciously for “Peace”. In other societies and religions this emotional state of “Peace” is called, Nirvana, bliss, enlightenment, salvation, liberation, or being one with the world.
People can acquire wealth, fame, love, and power but when it comes down to their bottom line what they are really after is “Peace”.