Happy Spring Is it finally Here?
Well, there may be one last winter Hurrah this weekend, but my weather sense suggests clear sailing from there on. We’ve been blessed with a record breaking winter, so we can’t complain.
I hope you enjoy my blog, I found it quite Heart Opening. Along with a shift that occurred when I offered a class for the Heart-ache to Joy teleclass, things are definitely evolving for me.
The new book “Realities of Creation” that I co-authored is going to be released May 1st, I’m so excited. We will also be having our teleclass for all the authors, there are 8 of us. I hope to have more information on that soon. It looks fantastic and my chapter as well as class will be on the Power of the Heart! Reserve your book today!
Jean Adrienne and I are continuing our Heart-Based Support Group and it has been a lot of fun! It includes 4 calls each month for a low price of only $50 per month or if you sign up for 3 months you can continue the low price of $44 per month. Please join us, it will be a great Support to our Spiritual Evolution! For more information or to join now GO HERE!
What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month:
This year is flying by, it seems like January 1st was only yesterday and now tomorrow is April 1st! Let’s see who is going to fool who! Every month this year we have welcomed it into being. Then breathed a sigh of relief as the month ended, praying that the next month would be better.
Typically, we can dance for joy in the month of April as the spring has sprung. When I go outside, I can feel the chill in the air, so I am leaning more to the side of caution this month then I did in prior months. There is a bit of uncertainty in the air, a feeling that change is transpiring. One may not know where the winds of change are blowing them, but do prepare for change, that is the only thing that is certain.
The beginning of the month we are being asked; “can you open your mind?” Several aspects taking place are challenging our mindset. From having an over stimulated imagination to mentally pushing the limits, one must remember to stay grounded in their thought process. Mid month, both Mars and Pluto will be stationing retrograde. Both of these planets do know how to get along with one another, but here we have the god of war, playing nice with the god of the underworld. Ultimately, the theme here is transformation, both fast and slow. You will see what is changing; you may not be in control of it.
Mars the planet of action stations retrograde (April 17) and it is asking us to return to our own personal center, our heart center where our personal desires and motivations live, allowing us to transform our life so that it reflects more of what we want. One must actively eliminate that which stands in the way of your personal passion. How can you create the right mix of desire, will, passion, and love? Once you do figure out the right formula, what actions are necessary to create that from a place of higher resonance? Take time during the retrograde period to figure that out (Mars will station direct on June 29th, 2016).
The Pluto retrograde is all about inner transformation that is taking place on an evolutionary level. We are speaking to the transformation that happens to us over time, and not necessarily the change that needs to take place now (like Mars). It is here that one is looking to transform what is stopping you from living ‘freely’. How can you release repression? How can you increase being in a relaxed and natural state, without being self-conscious? You will be put to the test when Pluto stations direct on the (September 26th).
Near the end of the month Mercury stations retrograde on the 28th, bringing with it miscommunication issues which may transpire. The key again is to open the mind to what the universe is trying to show you? With this particular retrograde, we are looking at the values that we hold within the self. One will need to look deep into their mind, and the layers within the subconscious mind to find the truth, to find what is working for them and what is not. It may not be suggested to communicate this right away, but rather to create a plan that allows you to integrate your personal worth. More on Mercury retrograde in the Month of May and how to integrate this experience. For now, BE open, feel the rebirth of the earth that is transpiring and allow transformation to be your guiding force! If you want more detailed information show aired last month with Nancy Arruda from Universal Sky
Nancy Arruda is a psychic-intuitive who uses the tools of Astrology and Tarot to gain understanding into the spiritual realms. She believes in focusing on doing what you love to do. Living life through your heart center and allowing your inner light to shine! Visit her at www.universalsky.com
On Apr 7th at 4pm EST, I will be a co-host with Jean Adrienne on her show Power Talk on www.healthylife.net. It’s live so call in on 800-555-5453! We are on every first Thurs of the month!
Experiences don’t create our Beliefs… Our Beliefs create our Experiences!
We often live with the expectation that our experiences seem to dictate our beliefs; that everything that ‘happens’ to us creates, proves or justifies what we believe about the world. However, it is what we believe that is creating our experiences and until we accept this, until we look at the underlying belief we have about our experiences, we continue to add energy to our story that our beliefs are justified because of our experience. We get caught in a loop of justifying to the world why these things keep happening to us and reliving all the experiences that validate what we feel, but we are just adding to this energy to recreate more of the experiences we have.
Does this make sense?
I had a belief about fairness in this world, that it is unfair, and the world would prove this through my experiences – including the betrayals that I perceived ‘happened to me’. However the truth is I believed (like many if not all of us do) that I am separate from God as in: God is there; I am here. Therefore I felt separate and alone so I would experience abandonment. And usually some of the bigger experiences of abandonment would include betrayal. I would relive all the abandonment experiences because I had to prove that the world was unjust, scary and unfair, and continue to build on this, my story.
Ultimately what needed to change was for me to understand the underlying fear of separation that led to me believing the world wasn’t safe and, instead, to find Trust and Faith in God/Source/Universe. Learning to trust wasn’t about the ‘other’ person abandoning or betraying me because the outside influence couldn’t really change – or my perception of the outside couldn’t change – until I could identify from a Soul level who I was and then to change or accept what I was believing within me first. Who I was needed to come from a Soul level. I needed to identify the underlying message my Soul had been guiding me towards.
The amazing piece of this is that my Soul has been guiding me through my beliefs, through my perceptions of my experiences, and through my understanding of who I am at a Soul level. My Soul has been reminding me that everything is in Divine Order and everything is perfect for our Soul’s growth. This means that every false belief, every perceived heartache, is pushing us towards our Soul’s Purpose.
We are like this giant jigsaw puzzle, every experience, every choice, every trigger, and everything that happens and that we react to, is our Soul guiding us to grow and allowing us to align from the inside, to connect to our ‘pure essence’, and to remember who we are. Nothing that happens is a mistake! Isn’t that amazing? Our Soul is guiding us every step on this journey – even when we feel very disconnected and separate. It is all part of the ‘bigger plan’ that we set up to assist us to remember.
However, we still need to piece all the jigsaw together to get a clear picture of what we believe and this sometimes seems a little difficult because when we hurt we are pushed towards making the pain stop and this is so commonly done through distracting ourselves with any one of our many addictions: TV, alcohol, drugs, sex, food etc. These distractions do not really clear anything up but rather they often create more struggle and pain until we can pay attention to our Soul guiding us.
It is unfortunate that we only grow through struggle and pain – and of course even that is a choice. In fact the more awake we become the less struggle and pain we need to remind ourselves and the more we connect with our Divine Essence, the less time it takes to embrace who we are.
So how do we navigate through our beliefs to uncover our Truth? We all kind of accept the theory that we are all One, that we come from Source, that everything is energy – including ourselves, and that ultimately we all came from Source. So, when we come up against a belief like the one in which we are always ‘abandoned’ and have all these experiences to prove it, then we should know this isn’t ‘truth’!
So if that is the case – and you can accept this basic concept: that we all come from Source – then the error must lie within, not outside ourselves. Source, after all, wouldn’t make us or anyone else imperfect, nor are we victims to these outside beliefs. Therefore it is probably within the aspect of us that is man-made, our Ego, not our Soul. It is our fears, that come from our Ego, that block us from seeing our truth. It is the Ego that insists on analyzing, fixing, changing everyone and everything outside of ourselves and if we are completely unable to do this we often then blame everything on ourselves – sometimes after we have failed at blaming everything on those people and things outside of ourselves. So when we blame things on ourselves, it’s an inside belief that we aren’t good enough to be loved, aren’t worthy or some similar belief around feeling separate and alone in the world!
It is the Ego that tries to make everything that is happening in our world as happening to “us”, because our Ego has personalized it. But these are not ‘truth’: things that happen are not actually happening to us, they just happen. We give them the power to affect us and we view them in a certain light based on what we believe. We create our experiences from our Beliefs.
It is our Soul’s gift to guide us by shining the light on what we are here to BE. And our tests come from how we define our experiences. An example is my perception of betrayal that is really helping me understand my issue of ‘safety’ and ‘trust’. I needed to experience all this abandonment and betrayal for me to come into alignment with my Soul’s guidance – knowing that my Soul will always guide me towards my path of BEing. So no matter what happens my Soul is safe and I can trust that all is in Divine Order. Even my recent discomforts with my health have been to remind me that this journey isn’t to change what happens but to embrace what I have been learning and give it a voice. This journey here is to connect with that Infinite knowledge and Bliss within me and to share it with the world – in whatever capacity that looks like. It is my constant desire to connect within that brings me to a state of expansion and LOVE. It reminds me of the exuberance I AM! It has allowed me to uncover deeper gifts and a feeling of BEing with my Soul.
I invite you to listen to all the beliefs you have and uncover the Magic that lies within when you can connect and are gently guided towards your own unique Soul’s Purpose, the Essence of YOU! Your Soul is guiding you to become Who you are, and assists you to create your own inner beliefs so you can embrace your experiences with an Open Heart.
Upcoming Shows & Guests
If you want to join us for a live taping of News for the Heart, you can join us on Hangouts or BlogTalk. I will post all the information on Facebook!
I have live tapings at 1PM with:
Peggy McColl Apr 4th
Michelle Gordon (Earth Angels) Apr 11th
Jean Adrienne Apr 18th
Nancy Arruda Apr 21st
Tom Campbell Apr 26th
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With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie