This book is a fictionalized account based on several women’s actual past life memories in the Near and Far East. With my background as a biologist and academic psychologist, I was initially skeptical of the concept of past lives. However, after studying several spiritual traditions, learning about their beliefs on reincarnation, and reading other scientists’ research on the topic, I became more open-minded and curious. I wrote this book following the birth of my daughter. At the time I was working as a psychologist and life coach with clients struggling to redefine their purpose in life, to find the “spark” again and connect to their “tribe” or some meaningful community. I felt compelled to put the theme of their stories out in the world in some way. I was experiencing a shift occurring in the cultural collective about how women express their talents in the world. I saw an emerging trend that the world is valuing a different style of leadership and collaboration, and blending more of the feminine style of empathy and community with the masculine style of logic and reason. The world as a whole is moving toward a more integrative sense of self, valuing a balance of masculine and feminine traits. At the time I started writing this book, I didn’t see this, though; I just saw the struggles of women, especially mothers, not having a sense of community, purpose, or permission to enjoy pleasure in their life. They became disconnected, isolated, and depressed, and lost their sense of individuality; thus life became a series of bland tasks and duties. These women were dropping into this perceived state of powerlessness, oftentimes after having a child—disconnected, depressed, isolated. And, they’d shut down and feel disempowered. It wasn’t only stay-at-home mothers who felt powerless. Some were professional women who ran companies or their own businesses. Somehow the state of disempowerment was activated in their lives as well. Life lost its spark for these women. Yet, I started seeing little signs that the world was slowly beginning to shift, and this new paradigm was emerging that integrated masculine and feminine principles. I knew that by connecting to this new integrated principle, women could reemerge in a state of power. The mention of your ‘inner muse’ in the title references this archetypal process of igniting a guiding sense of purpose and enjoyment of life. That’s also why I wrote these stories—to take you through the women’s struggles and show how they reactivated their sense of purpose. At the end of the book, I offer you some tools you can use to reactive your own sense of purpose, community, and pleasure in life. I was hesitant to write and publish this book, because I started my career as a scientist. Having studied at the uber-academic UC San Diego and graduating with a BA in biology, I was initially skeptical of the concept of past life regression and even the usefulness of hypnosis in general. After several personal life experiences showed me the value of it, my “inner academic” ventured forth to study more esoteric subjects, especially after I had a close friend die. This event propelled me to look at the larger meaning of life, beyond just left-brained science. I visited an intuitive reader to gain peace about my friend’s passing and found it so remarkable and insightful, I decided to complete an Intuitive Certification Program through an educational facility related to the Berkeley Psychic Institute. I’d always been an intuitive; it just wasn’t encouraged in my academic circles. This book is an outgrowth of my experiences with clients and my own experiences with the power of hypnosis.