“One who has known himself will know the other also” (Osho).
I found yoga at a time of total despair in my life. My wife had died. She was my everything. I became totally hopeless. Everything was meaningless. I did a lot of mourning and soul searching. Ultimately, I turned inwards and came face to face with reality.
At this time in my life, a good friend of mine (and my then kung fu instructor) happened to end his career in the NHS as a pharmacist, to pursue another great passion of his – to set up a yoga retreat in Spain. Having been through so much, I was keen to get away and I liked the thought of doing some self-healing / yoga. I decided to try my hand at vinyāsa flow yoga by attending his retreat for two weeks. I have practiced yoga nearly every day since then. That was over 4 years ago now.
Last year, and in the pursuit of yoga, I decided to go to Mysore (South India); the home of Ashtanga yoga. I had managed to negotiate 6 month sabbatical/ period of leave from my high-flying career as a lawyer. I had heard that the founding father of modern yoga (T. Krishnamacharya) was born in Mysore and some of the most renowned yoga instructors in the world still teach there today.
Some of Krishnamacharya’s most dedicated students included K. Pattabhi Jois and B. N. S. Iyengar. I initially trained with the nephew of Pattabhi Jois (Master G) and I then had one-to-one daily tuition with Suresh Bhat for four months (a B. N. S. Iyengar student; pictured below). In short, I came to India for the yoga.
Being as it started at ridiculous o’clock (!) my morning routine of chanting, āsana, pranayama and meditation would leave me much of the day free. I thought of taking cooking classes or a Thai massage course or something and vowed to do my research. Before I could begin, my friend took me to a local meditation class. On the way he suggested that it would be interesting as the guy that run it had some controversial views.
The mediation class was led by B. Nagakumar (my guru, “Kumar”; pictured below) who runs the Mumuksha Centre for Transformation in Mysore and was accepted into the order of Osho sannyasins. I was drawn to him. This is the first time I was introduced to Osho’s teachings and techniques. Everything he said was profound. He appeared to express the essence of the wisdom from the ancient sages of India. In so doing, he mentioned that he was to soon start another course in past life healing therapy and that there was one space left. I resolved to sign up to the course as soon as the meditation class was over.
When I got back to my room, I emailed Kumar to confirm that I wanted to attend his course. I then asked myself “do I even believe in past lives?!” I resolved, in any event, to go with an open mind. My instincts told me that I was going in the right direction and I had heard the phase more than once that when in India: “feel; don’t think”.
No words of ample meaning can express the intensity of the past life therapy healing training. It made me question everything I thought I knew. It gave me a new outlook on life. The training helped me bring awareness to the assumptions and beliefs that that caused much of the issues in my life.
I saw how I was responsible for my own suffering and understood that we are all responsible for our own suffering; making assumptions about what other people think / living in the opinion of others and self-imposing demands (to name but a few). I saw the need to let go of my present-life indoctrination. I also experienced how this could be done on a subconscious level by revisiting the life in which the issue first occurred with the past life healing therapy.
I repeated Kumar’s past life healing therapy training course, attended all his meditation classes and completed a further course on Transformational Enquiry Healing. All in all, I spent the best part of 5 months with Kumar.
I ended my career as a lawyer recently having returned to the UK and I am now a fulltime past life healing therapist. I am committed to healing others (in place of financially harming others at a lawyers’ hourly rate!). I continue my daily self-practice of chanting, āsana, pranayama and meditation.
I conduct past life healing sessions for those who wish to benefit from this therapy. Each session starts with an issue that the person undergoing the session wishes to address, and then goes on to connect with the life in which the issue originated. Each session typically lasts between two and three hours.
If you wish to undergo a past life healing session with Damian Cadman-Jones, please contact him on 0777-900-1896 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastlifehealing.net/ or at Guthlaxton House, Back Street, North Kilworth, Leicestershire (mobile appointments also possible).