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Letter from Katie

Letter from Renee

Letter from Sonia

Letter from Liz

Letter from Janice

Letter from Zahra

Letter from Meredith

Letter from Robin

Letter from Lillian

Letter from Judith

Letter from Olivia

Letter from Catherine

Letter from Heather

Another letter from Heather

Letter from Amy

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Letter from Katie

Donna,

I so want to write a recommendation that you can use on your website. My story is so convoluted and confusing that I don't know if it will make much sense though.

Suffice it to say that I needed to hear all of the stories you told me of my past lives in order to put together the origin of my anger. Then I needed to listen to Brene' Brown speak on vulnerability, shame, and courage as well for it to come together in a nice little package with a bow. It seems that I had a deep seeded shame that all of my partners left me and that I was therefore not worthy of love. It has repeated in this life alone six times now. I have found myself on many occasions fighting the urge to die.

To make a long story short, each of the lives that you told me about had a major source of anger, from failing someone who trusted me for protection being murdered, being left alone by someone after I left my life for her, unexpressed rage when my husband killed a man who was stealing my child from me, to being shunned by an entire community for something that I did not do.

These past lives brought me into this life with a shame that I was not worthy of love. This shame then manifested as anger that was triggered in ways that made me feel more shame. Shame is powerful visceral limbicaly triggered emotion that as Dr. Brown points out puts us into a lizard brain mentality where we can do stupid things without the ability to stop it.

God, the great spirit, whatever you want to call the power of the universe brought Donna Ciaciarella into my life. She is a blessing to me and I thank her and highly recommend her . While I have a ways to go I am definitely on the right path now and am finally finding peace with my solitude.

Katie



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Letter from Renee

Donna,

Thanks for the file. I got it downloaded without trouble (or even help).

Thank you also for our phone call the other day. When we hung up I felt incredibly electrified. As though you could have plugged me in and I'd have been able to power an entire city with the energy going through me. Naturally, since then, I've thought a lot about our conversation, and it struck me that what you were referring to (re reaching Nirvana and how to go about that) was Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path. I know it well. I've been actively working on following it for many years. A few of the steps I've been doing unconsciously all my life. The rest I've been consciously following for enough years now that the label "Eightfold Path" has long ago been forgotten and it's now simply "my path." It's a lovely way to live life: frictionless, effortless, and joyful. Unconditional love benefits the giver so much more than the receiver; they're not even in the same stratosphere...

There is, however, one step of the Eightfold Path that I have given absolutely no attention to, and that's what I think this whole depression thing for me is all about. I have ignored 100% the step about meditation. It required more discipline than I was ready to take on when I took on the other steps, and I've kind of just been living without thinking about it. And I think my depression was the Cosmos drawing my attention back to it. It's telling me that my Eightfold Path work is not complete and it's time to start focusing on that one badly neglected aspect. Which is what your side of the conversation helped me with: for some reason, I needed the validation you were able to give me of the importance of this path to finally start working on that last step.

I can't thank you enough for your offer to mentor me. It was an extremely generous gesture, and it warmed me enormously (I'm surrounded by lovely people, all of whom are still stuck in suffering; not a soul who can do for me what you did---understand me spiritually). As much as I believe in the loveliness of having a mentor, I also believe I'm past needing one. I have mentored myself and have done a good job. What I needed from you was simply a friendly, understanding voice to help me get unstuck. Just as you've helped me in the past, you helped me this time. And there's every reason to think I'll need you again in the future when I get stuck again. I know you'll be there for me. And I thank you.

Donna, whatever my connection with you that keeps me coming back (albeit after years of silence), I find it such a comfort and a blessing...

Until next time,

with deepest love,

Renee



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Letter from Sonia

Hi Donna,

this is late.......but I wanted to thank you very very much for our healing session on Monday. The work we did was as freeing as any I have experienced. I took your suggestion to "invite" in all the defects, fears, petty thoughts, all the sadness, meanness......and love whatever was coming through the door. An amazing process. For the first time I felt a sense of being in company with my own Self. The remoteness I'd felt for years....the sense of detachment.....was replaced by a feel of inner community. quite remarkable.

Clara, my daughter - the one I had come to you about - called tonight after a long space of no contact. She expected I'd be angry or worried and there was nothing of that. Instead, we had a beautiful, relaxed talk. Now, she is very interested in having a session with you. I gave her your numbers and she will be calling. I would like to pay for her first session.... ..do you still have my master card number? If not, let me know and I'll send it to you or give it to her. Whatever length the first session goes, that is fine....

Donna, you have a beautiful gift......I am very grateful.

Lovingly,

Sonia

I look forward to working with you again soon.......

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Letter from Liz

That was wonderful - thank you!

Donna, I would like to write a letter about my experience - on a basic level in regards to the past life reading - in case you would like to use it as a testimonial on your site. The reading was phenomenal in itself, and may be of interest to others. The rest of our conversation, and the truth that came out of it, that resonated with me (our do-be conversation so to speak) is so personal and still processing, so I may write to you about that later. Just know, I feel transformed.

Anyway, regarding the reading, you told me a story. I was a Catholic who lost her entire family (three kids and a husband) in a tragic fire. I was devastated, understandably. I turned to my local priest for comfort and to help me find answers. We befriended each other, spent many hours together, and eventually fell in love. He couldn't tell me about his feelings -- they were carnal and wrong. He would punish himself through whipping for his carnal desires. I didn't understand my feelings until it was too late. He chose to leave the parish rather than stay near me with these feelings he couldn't control and that shamed him. Before he left, he withdrew from me, our conversations became stilted, and he said good bye gruffly, then disappeared. I was confused, and felt hurt by his sudden departure. When I realized that I loved him, I felt too embarrassed to write him a letter to let him know that I loved him. He missed me, too. He spent his days wishing he could hold me in his arms. We lived the rest of our lives wishing to be together but forcing ourselves to be apart because it was what good Catholics were supposed to do.

In this life, I married young, had three kids and a husband that I felt a strong friendship with, but not "true" love (I have been told that my first husband and I were brother/sister in a past life). While married to my first husband, I met my current husband (he was my first husband's childhood friend). We had an affair of the heart. He quickly became my best friend, and we spent hours and days together. Eventually, he asked me to leave my husband and be with him. I said no because we both didn't want to hurt my first husband, and because we were members of the same church and lived in a small community. I was afraid we would lose our friends, our community. I was afraid of creating havoc in the lives of my children. He was heartbroken. He left the church and he ran away; he moved to other states and took different jobs, all of which were dangerous, and later told me he was trying to hide from or scare himself out of loving me, missing me. After I sent him away, I became severely depressed and suicidal. I felt that I had sent away the best thing in my life; that I had made the wrong choice. But I felt I made that choice in order to do the right thing for my children, and raising my children became my focus. My first husband and I divorced, and I distracted myself with other tasks like building a good career. After my divorce, my current husband began calling me. Though we tried to distract ourselves with work and other lovers, he and I couldn't stop talking to each other. We spoke for hours on the phone across long distances. He kept hinting that we should be together, but we couldn't because by then he and I both had new partners. One day, I sat down and wrote him a letter that explained all of my feelings for him (which I never told him because I thought my feelings were "inappropriate"), but was too embarrassed to send it to him. I filed it away. Finally, after 10 years, he said he couldn't stand being so far away from each other and asked me to "come home." So I moved myself and my kids 3000 miles to be near him. Within a week of moving near him, I gave him the letter I wrote years before. He read it in private while I waited in another room - it was the first time he learned that I loved him. When he came out of the room to see me, he was crying, we embraced, and we have been together ever since.

Those fears we (I) had, about our communities ostracizing us -- they happened. People didn't understand why we would dare have a relationship, since my husband was and is still my ex-husband's best friend. But after a few years, and seeing how we are truly supposed to be together, people came around. Now, no one questions us. We had a wedding in our old home town -- not every one of our old friends came. But those that did, were the ones that mattered.

I called you because I had had residual trust issues with my current husband. I have been afraid he was going to leave me (for endless reasons). I was afraid he would break my heart. He never did anything to make me feel so insecure. He has always promised to be good to me, and he always has been. I was feeling guilty for assigning these behaviors to him that really had no basis in reality. Now, I know why I was so insecure. He did leave me once before. He broke my heart once before. But knowing that he was only doing what he thought he had to, knowing that he hurt as much as I did, and knowing that there is no reason for that to happen again, has lifted that burden off my shoulders. I truly have nothing to fear, anymore.

Thank you, Donna.

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Letter from Janice

Dear Donna,

Thank you for the reading last night, it made so much sense to me. It was a almost a relief to speak with you and the days leading up to the reading, I was very excited and anxious to hear what you would tell/teach me.

I understand more now why I am drawn to Scotland and you were right when you told me it was a bittersweet place for me. I am surprised at myself that I did not break down in tears while speaking with you because after I got off of the phone I experienced a powerful wave of emotion and broke down. I feel that losing Andrew devastated me and when you asked me (or told me) about being there before, at his funeral, I almost did not know what to say.

I know that I said I didn't know if I had or not, but my "truth" is, yes I know I was there at his funeral. Even though I don't remember, I do remember the feeling of devastation I had when I lost him. As you described me, I don't go into depressions, but today, I am a little melancholy or serious. I think I am feeling that loss of Andrew, almost like I need to grieve for him. I have always felt there was something missing from my life, but couldn't put a finger on what it was, and now I believe that it was that loss of him, it was him I've have been missing. It makes sense to me now how I can really miss him, even though I have never met him. I never understood how that could be. Now I do and I thank you for this. I also understand why I feel so connected to him and have always felt I knew him, even though we are primarily communicating through email.

I can't wait to get the tape and listen to it. I have a feeling i will hear and learn even more. Now I know there are some questions I should have asked, I was just so astounded, you hit things right on the mark about me! Some of the questions I have are to do with the children that Andrew and I had and if you can tell me what our names were. I found it so interesting that we had so many children because I have told people as long as I can remember that I don't want children and don't plan to have any. Its not that I don't like kids, I just have never had that "urge" to have any of my own. I don't think there is anything wrong with that, I've just always wondered why I feel that way. I know there is a reason! :)

I plan to set up another appointment after I have received my tape and listened to it. I went to your website and looked up the book by Roger Woolger you suggested and I have ordered it, I think I will learn so much.

Thank you again for the reading, I look forward so much to another one. I can't tell you how much it meant to me. You will be in my thoughts, have a great day,

Janice

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Letter from Zahra

Hi Donna,

How are you?

It was a powerful conversation for me that we had the other day. I was just reading on your site today about how you were brought to doing this and how you call yourself a 'seeker of Truth', as a simple way to sum up your experience here, and how it was not all easy. I resonate so deeply with all of that. It just strikes me as so interesting as I had felt drawn to you but had not read about you. I felt so inline with what you were saying and then to read how similar you are as a seeker of Truth makes so much sense to me.

I also found it interesting that one of the first stories you told me were about the Desert Fathers, which is so inline to how I feel in this Life, even in line with the teachings of True Christ, and Oneness. There were many things you said to me that I will be working with. It is nice when someone can recognize what I am doing here, I so appreciate that. Are you a teacher, do you have a center of some sort, or run any retreats?

The reading of the past life continued to unfold afterwords, there were SO many synchronicities that have come to light with the past relating to now. It was so so helpful in understanding things in a relationship level, with Kevin and on a personal level with my relationship to my idea of myself. It has been so healing and releasing for me, I cannot even say. On top of that working with the examining of the fear in conjunction to its resurfacing has already been of great service. I understand it in a way beyond words, and I can see how it helps to move through that energy.

Thanks so much again, look forward to talking to you soon!

All the best,

With Love,

Zahra



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Letter from Meredith

Hi Donna:

Just wanted to Thank You again for a great reading. Of course it peeked my curiousity tremendously. I didn't get to ask if Bonito ever came back in this life. Anyways, it helped me to open up more and it definitely lightened my heart. After we spoke i went to tell my mother about it and i broke down and cried. It seemed to just come out without me being able to help it! It took alot of weight off of my heart. I will definitely take your advise and am looking forward to that information on the book you recommended. I will put that to use for sure! well, hope to speak to you soon

Thanks Again!!

Meredith

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Letter from Robin

Donna......

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the reading today. I have been thinking about it all day, and have drawn some very interesting things from it. ( Of course I have a bunch more questions, we will have to do another reading in the near future! )

I look at my husband Joel in a whole different light, literally a 100% turnaround on my part...you had seen that he was "stuck" in grief after losing five children at once to the black plague in France in an earlier life. This really hit home with me, I have been able to see some sadness, the withdrawing of his emotions and attachments, since I first met him. Now I know why, and I know that helping him slowly realize and heal also ties in to the battle we are facing with infertility. Quite honestly, since we have been trying to become pregnant (for over three years now), I have always known that there was a closed door, something intangible that was blocking the way. Thanks to you, I believe I have found it.

I cant wait to get the tape, and listen again.....I took notes as we were speaking, but they are not quite complete.

Some other things.......you had mentioned that I was once in a male form, and I was deeply in love with someone you named Alice Starker, who ended up marrying someone else because I was too shy. You said Alice would come back to me in this life as my child. I was driving down the highway today when it hit me, I have always, as long as I can remember, said if I have a girl child, her name will be Alyssa or Allison......derivatives of the name Alice. Certainly not a coincidence. And interestingly enough as well, you said that in that same form I had a very strong bond with a horse. I am a horseperson in this lifetime as well, I love horses and have been riding and showing since I was a little kid. I have a very strong bond with the horse I now own, and of course I am wondering if she was there, as that horse, in that lifetime as well. You also mentioned that I was a child of nobility in Germany, and have always been around money.....I have always felt that was true, always. I am really interested in finding out more! We never even got to discussing my mom!!

Well, I will wind this up , I just wanted to say thank you again, and I am full of more questions about my past lives, and as soon as I am certain of my new work schedule, I will email you again for another reading. I am very impressed, and I feel as if a window has opened for me. thanks a million,

Robin

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Letter from Lillian

Hi,Donna,

My gosh! It's taken me a long time to write this letter. I've been thinking about it for quite sometime but didn't have the right time and space to complete it in an organized and truly personal way.

At first, please please accept deep gratitude in the most humblest of hearts for your gift, for your time , for your concern. You, Donna, have changed my life and yet I have never met you nor do I know what you look like, what your background is, what neighborhood you were raised in, who your friends were and are, or what education you have or have not. I say and write about these things because I'm confirming that all these things do not matter when two souls are brought together for helping, for loving,for acceptance and understanding.

I've listened to the two tapes of my readings several times, and each time I hear more, I learn more, I understand more. So much has come to light about who I am and why I am in certain difficult situations, especially ones of the heart. Now I've allowed Jonathan to listen to them and he, too, admits it's opened his heart and mind. He says at first he was so skeptical until he began to hear things that coincided with his secret self that you could not have possible guessed. I kind of chuckled inside about what little skeptic we each have in our makeup.

Since you least e-mailed me and shared so honestly your experience like mine, I quickly tried to find the book which is out of print. But that didn't stop me. I went into Bibliofind.com for used books and bought two copies at a reduced rate. Wow! Donna, how much I've learned about myself. That book led me to another, Dancing With The Shadow, which goes deep into those hidden parts in each of us. I've looked at myself over and over in each relationship, how I sabotaged them in unintentional ways. And how I drew to me or attracted unavailable and uncommitting people - people who could only progress to a certain point in a relationship and then when things got too close - poof! - something happened where we each went our own ways.

Also as important, I want to share with you that I've been working on deep guilt form that past life with my mom. I wish you could've been a party to a recent telephone conversation I had with her. First, let me give you a little background. I learned the truth about Jonathan in December; I met a new beau in November; my dad went into the hospital, almost lost him in the entire month of February. The new beau was pressuring me for a committed relationship around Valentine's Day, etc.,etc.

Okay - I begin to feel very ill emotionally, metally, physically at the end of February. I'm not myself. I have rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, intolerance to heat, mood swings. I can't get into any spiritual practice at all. I can't sleep. I cry. I get angry a lot. I want to be alone alot.

My mom calls me one morning knowing how I'm feeling. I've just been diagnosed about three days before with hyper-thyrodism. I'm on a heart rate med and an anti-thyroid med. My mom asks how do you feel? I begin to cry and say,"like a freak." I can't wait to get better.

Mom says, "You know, I've gotta tell you that I've been thinking and I think that for ten years you have been ignoring the fact that you threw me out of your apartment, and have never asked for forgiveness. I've kept this in for ten years waiting for the day to come. I don't know how you're going to feel the day I die, but I'm sure you're never going to be able to live with yourself. I think that's were all of this is coming from with your thyroid and your bad luck in relationships; like punishment."

I'll just tell you the short of it. I said I was sorry. I asked her for her forgiveness. I explained my actions, or the reason for my actions. She was shocked to hear them. She felt better.

Then she says, "Why don't you tell me what you wish I would've done better for you when you were younger?". I said, "Mom, I don't blame you for anything. I believe I was where I needed to be and you were where you needed to be. I have grown and I love you as you are. I'm sorry you have harbored ill feelings for so long. Forgive me." She did.

Now I've been listening and meditating to a tape meditation by Sonaya Roman - Self-Acceptance and Releasing Guilt. It brought me back to being born again - differently. I forgot to tell you, Donna, but I was born very sick and remained sick for the first year of my life. The doctors couldn't figure it out.

At present, I still talk to Jonathan but feel differently. I'm praying for a new perspective with no resistance. It's coming. I feel it.

So, Donna, I'll end by saying I love you in a a special way. You have been a gift in my life. Thank you.

I would like another reading in May or June. I will call you to arrange it.

Sarah was 100% satisfied also. I'm glad. We share a lot. She's wonderful.

As you are.

Love, Peace and Light,

Lillian

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Letter from Judith

Hi Donna,

I am particularly interested in the readings you gave on my relationships with Robert and my son. The others all made sense and were helpful, but these two linger in my mind. It makes perfect sense to me that Sam is here to open his heart chakra and that I am to help him with that. How might I best help him ? Also, I am amazed at your reading on Robert. He is a most exceptional person and probably the only truly, wholly enlightened person that I know. He is, as you say, a gentle soul, kind, humble and obviously here (by choice) to help others (as you could see.) I saw him on Saturday and he was impressed with what you said of him. He seemed to understand, in his gentle way, and smiled and wondered what he would do after this life. I am wondering if there is anything that I offer him that is worthwhile to him, or has this only been a one-way street? Donna, you had said last time to e-mail you if I had any questions. I do have these two questions from Friday. If you consider answering these questions as part of another readng, then please charge my credit card extra. I thank you for your wonderful readings. Your higher self does communicate very clearly to you even without much background information.

Judith

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Letter from Olivia

Donna,

I have been using what you said about cravings on a daily basis...it has really helped in so many ways...I still have not found a job yet, but I have been excepted into the nursing program at a good school nearby....but I have had several opportunities to do things for people I could not have done otherwise....whenever I want to get nervous or anxious I just remember what you said and it has been so helpful. Again I cannot thank you enough for that.
Olivia

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Letter from Catherine

Dear Donna

Thank you so much for the insightful reading just now. Now I finally understand how I should handle anger. Just last night I thought of backing out on getting the reading done and I am so glad I didn't. There was so much I learnt during the one hour reading that would have taken me lifetime after lifetime to realise it. Thank you for illuminating my path this lifetime. I know the root cause of my problems started from my suppressed anger and I will learn to manage it well, through whatever means ~ books or trial and (no) error.

Thank you for sharing your gift with so many people - it is such a blessing to have found you through your website and I know it is no coincidence. I look forward to receiving the tape and will listen to it over and over again and work with my inner feelings until I get it right.

By the way, is it okay to share your past life stories with friends? I know some friends of mine who believe in past lives like I do and is it okay to tell it to them?

I wish you good health from the bottom of my heart and thank you again for your time,

Catherine

Singapore

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Letter from Heather

Donna

Thank you for the very interesting and powerful reading. Lately I feel like I'm being led down a strange yet wonderful path, like a current taking me down a river, and I don't know my destination, but I'm just allowing myself to be led. It's a little daunting, as it is unknown territory to me, but at the same time it's compelling and fascinating. Thank you again for sharing your gifts and bringing such wonderful perspective to my search.

Heather

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Another letter from Heather

Hello Donna,

I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, and to let you know that I've been reading a couple of books you recommended, and they are excellent, and I've been listening to the tape of the reading, and I find that some things that didn't make sense back then are now very relevant and are terrific tools for dealing with some present situations.

Though it still isn't easy, my friend, and I seemed to have generated just allot more questions. Perhaps a reading in the new year would be timely.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Heather

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Letter from Amy

Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for the reading yesterday! That was amazing. It explains so much...especially the first life we talked about. Even the second one made so much sense. We didn't have as much time to talk about the second life and it's connections to my current life, but I am currently a MAJOR co-dependent. I am always trying to fix things for other people. I could definitely see myself in that role in the past lifetime...even the part about being pushy and hysterical about what I saw was right.

I am also very grateful for the counseling, especially in the area of transcendence. I had those sublime experiences in adolescence and I've never found anyone before who truly understood what I was talking about. Certainly, no one has given me any understanding of what happened and where I should go from here. I've felt like such a "freak." I knew it was all real, but part of me doubted it because I wondered why no one else (that I knew of) could identify with it. You've helped me to feel more comfortable with that experience and to begin to understand what it was all about.

I am surfing the net, and I am very excited about finding resources and, hopefully, a teacher to help me pursue that path. I will see what I can find in Austin as far as Zen Buddhist meditation groups. Thank you for your guidance. You have helped me understand so many things about myself in such a short period of time. I'm so grateful you're doing this work....

I hope you won't be disappointed if I contact you again for another reading.

Thanks again for your guidance and support!

Amy

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