|Bill and I have philosophized together all of our lives, since we were small children.|
Bill's wife, Kathy, Bill Puett, and sister Cyd Ropp
The Simple Explanation suggests that each living person is comprised of their Unit of Consciousness (aka "soul") enshrouded by a bundle of memes considered important to that person, glued there, in a manner of speaking, by their personal karma. (you can read all about this Simple Explanation of souls and karma in Chapters 2 and 3 of the Simple Explanation book or in this little article, "Who Am I?".)
When a client is hypnotically regressed out of this life and experiences a past life, the memes important to that life are once again attracted to their UC. This is why clients under hypnosis may look and speak differently than they normally do, because the old meme bundle is again active.
In Jane's case, the experience of being locked in stocks and burned to death as a witch made such a karmic impression upon her UC that it clung to her new life, causing a neurotic fear of being touched on her neck. She also carried a meme of disappointment and longing over the early death of her daughter in that life that created such fear in this life that she was unwilling to risk having another.
In the safety and comfort of the therapeutic session, Jane was able to move beyond her traumatic death and discover the peace of the interim period following death.
In Simple Explanation terms, we would say this peace comes as the soul's meme bundle is cut loose at death. In the period between lives we are freed from earthly memes, cares, and concerns. The meme bundle later reattaches, according to one's karma, after a newly formed life enters the world.
In Jane's case, it was the newly imagined "alternate ending" of the past life that finally released all of her fears. Jane found actual peace and satisfaction with the rewritten history, and she carried that peace forward into this life. It was as though Jane's karma had been rewritten, and the memes associated with her previously unhappy life and death no longer clung to her current meme bundle. She was now able to view those memes from a distance, as if they were attached to someone else.
As for her gruesome death, under hypnosis Jane discovered she felt no pain or fear on "the other side" of death, once she had been taken consciously through. Therefore that meme was no longer a source of pain and fear. Once again, it was as if the karma associated with dying at the stake was rewritten as it was reimagined. Bill and I propose that immediate resolution of a client's problems and the transformation of a client's life is accomplished through karmic cleansing as old memes are dropped and not reattached to the present life.
Bill's therapeutic technique is a novel approach that utilizes concepts of personhood out of the Simple Explanation. Hypnotic regression, coupled with rewriting history, is an extremely effective way to drop burdensome memes.
Does this mean that everyone who holds that burned-at-the-stake meme was actually burned at the stake themselves, personally? Not necessarily. In the Simple Explanation, the memes in our bundles are not only held by you, they are held in common by everyone who resonates with that meme. You can come to hold onto a meme because of past life issues, but you could also be holding a meme because you picked it up in this life. It may be that you are a midwife who is currently under some sort of prosecution or review board over your midwifery practices. Considering that tens of thousands of midwives were burned at the stake during the witch trials of the Early Modern Period, it's little wonder your current situation would attract that particular meme to your personal bundle. The meme actually "lives" in the transpersonal field we all share--it's been out there all along, you just didn't resonate to it before it applied to you.