News For The Heart: Laurie Huston & Chris Papadopoulos Discuss Masks!

DSC_0309Today at noon EST, Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with Christopher Papadopoulos a New Author: Peace and Where to Find It. This is our 6th interview in our series of interviews on this amazing book, this interview focuses on our Masks. We discuss how we wear masks so much we have forgotten our authentic selves, and how there are times such as Halloween, vacations and alcohol where we have the courage to be our ‘authentic selves’. We have included a fabulous meditation to assist in this process of becoming our ‘authentic self’. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, Chris embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

Peace_CoverAbout Christopher

Christopher lives near Montreal, Canada, the city in which he was born. He holds bachelor degrees in education and history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has served as both a primary and high school teacher. Based on his desire to help create a better world, in 1993 he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, he then embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Since that time, Christopher has worked with individuals and groups, guiding others to experience peace through the process of his own self-discovery.

YouArePeace.org

Nov Newsletter 2015: Masks we wear!

fallHappy American Thanksgiving!

Well October proved to be a lot more intense than we originally expected. Everyone’s fears came up to meet them and then some! For me it was Halloween evening, a sad day, when the veils were so thin, my dear brother slipped easily into the light, letting go of all his pain and suffering as he went. However, it was too quick a loss for those left behind. My only grace was being there with him, my sister and one of his sons. We all experience grief and fears and we just need to remember that even in death it allows just another gift and opportunity to heal! And Jean Adrienne channeled a perfect message about why grief is so difficult (last night’s Heart Centered Support Group call) we feel the connection to ‘home’ that we miss so dearly!

Have you joined our Heart-Centered Support Group that Jean Adrienne and I continue to share? We have touched on so many different topics, I offer a channeled, guided meditation each week and Jean a channeled clearing and healing technique! Receive the authentic support to allow you to traverse these times of change effortlessly, NOW! 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. We offer this low price, only $11 per week from our hearts, so that you can all join us and receive the support we all need! 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:
The beginning of this month is all about growth.  You may already be feeling it, the poke, the push, the nudge to get you up, and moving.  Are you sitting too comfortably?  Are you being forced out of your comfort zone?  Oh, yes, Jupiter opposite Chiron (November 3rd, 2016) is asking you to grow through healing.  Can you see the truth before you eyes?  How can you move forward with strength and courage?  Step outside of your comfort zone to see what is prohibiting you from expanding.  What do you need to heal so that you can evolve and expand the nature of your true talents?  You will be thankful for this experience once the growth has been attained.  Jupiter inconjunct Uranus (November 5, 2015) is asking us to let go of the old in order to embrace the new.  Release old visions and goals that are no longer working, so that you can embrace your new path.  This can be difficult or exciting; it all depends on your perspective.

As we move to mid month, it is suggested that you follow your hunches.  Psychic and intuitive experiences seem to be in the forefront . On November 18 as Neptune stations direct, it is asking you “what do you need to do in life?”.  How is your soul projecting you forward as it pertains to being truthful to the self?  As you serve humanity, while honouring the self, how are you being born again?  Neptune may be confusing us at this time but raise above the confusion so that you can understand how your soul is asking you to master the illusion of life.

Towards the end of November, there is a desire to create as Chiron stations direct (November 26th).  After such a confusing connection to the soul aspect and your path of service to humanity, one must rely on their own subjective natures to guide their current pathway.  Now that Chiron has stationed direct, we are being asked to disconnect from our souls guidance and subject our self to our personal, individual, and instinctive nature as you create your desired reality.

Enjoy the month of November, and for more insight into the energy of this month, Listen to “News from the Heart” with Laurie Huston and Nancy Arruda as they discuss the astrology of November and December 2015.
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

I will have new guests and co-hosts on BeMajor.org this year, so please refer to facebook for when my shows are happening live and produced.

On Nov 5th at 4pm EST, I will be a co-host with Jean Adrienne on her show Power Talk on www.healthylife.net. It’s not live this month, but will be again next, so call in on 800-555-5453! We are on every first Thurs of the month!

masksWhat Masks do you wear?

As we just completed the Halloween holiday my attention was focusing on the masks we wear! I completed an interview with Tom Campbell recently and masks came up as a theme. I feel that this ‘masks’ theme will also be covered with Christopher Papadopoulos Nov 10th airing Nov 16th.

One of my thoughts around this theme is that we wear masks all the time as we try to be – or hope to be – someone other’s will like and appreciate. You know the masks I’m talking about: the ‘family’ masks we wear to try and please others in the family; the ‘relationship’ masks we wear to our significant other so that they won’t ‘leave us’; the ‘work’ masks we wear when we dislike our job/co-worker/boss etc. We find all sorts of different ways to wear a mask believing that our masked self is who people want to see. The problem is if we wear a mask long enough we get stuck in it. We can’t be authentic by dropping the masks to the people we know well and maybe even love because how do we change now after having worn the mask so long? Or we may forget our authentic self completely and just keep wearing the masks!

Another thought I had about masks as we celebrated Halloween is that people can often be more authentic when they dress up and participate in Halloween. We also do this with alcohol and vacations. Why is it we can feel comfortable BEing our authentic selves with some makeup to hide who we are, with some alcohol to give us courage to BE who we are, or with a vacation where we can experiment with pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones into our authentic selves or is it just because we are in a different place where no one knows us so we are able to BE our authentic selves?

Fear is the problem that we try to resolve through masks and it is courage that we require to free us from our masks or fear. Fear definitely is the culprit that helps us create our masks. We are afraid that we aren’t enough as we are and that we must be nicer, friendlier, and more aloof to hide our insecurities. And ultimately we are trying to be happier to please other people so that they will ‘like’ us and not ‘leave’ us!

The thing with happiness is that it isn’t something we can pretend. And it isn’t something outside of us. It comes from our ‘BEing’ level! It comes from who we are authentically. If fear prohibits us from being Who we are, authentically, and courage is what will eventually allow us to be our authentic self, then why are masks used to make us feel safe?

I believe what happens is that we are unconsciously driven by our fears and we eventually walk around like sleepwalkers, unaware that we pretend to be someone else. As children we were naturally authentic and often didn’t care about what others thought of us but this fear crept in as we were disciplined and punished for BEing who we are. It became so ingrained in us to BE this person who would win approval that we kept on the masks that won approval and this ‘stuck’ on us and we became the masked person and forgot our authentic self.

We experiment with different masks on occasions such as Halloween, or in alcohol-infused situations, or on vacations and we have more courage, and as a result are more authentic, with these masks on. It is also probable that people use Halloween (masquerade) parties, alcohol and drugs, and even vacations to distract themselves from feeling uncomfortable about their lives as well as to give themselves courage. These distracting behaviours can be expressions of addictions and although I’m not going to delve into our ‘addictions’ in this article it is still worth mentioning because it is fear that pushes us to resort to addictions just as it is fear that makes us reach for masks.

I believe we want to experiment to remember who we are. And as we experiment we feel like we don’t have to worry that others will judge us when we wear an actual mask on Halloween or when we are ‘under the influence’ of alcohol, or are on vacation when we won’t be recognized and won’t be seeing again the people we meet. Ultimately these occasions assist us to feel safe BEing who we are.

So how can we remove our masks and be more authentic just as we may be on Halloween, under the influence of alcohol, or on vacation? I believe it will only happen when we are aware of what we are truly afraid of and breathe into our fears to see that they aren’t real but only part of our ‘story’. It can only happen if we choose to authentically feel into our bodies instead of avoiding feeling uncomfortable. It will happen when we get quiet and connect to the ‘now’ moment and with our body’s innate wisdom. It will happen when we feel safe inside enough to BE who we are. It will happen when we practice BEing our authentic self and not worrying about feeling judged for BEing who we are!

We can do this and perhaps instead of seeing these masks as a distraction we can allow our awareness of these masks to transport us towards our growth. And we can allow our Halloween experiences and our ‘vacation time’ to magically carry us into new opportunities to practice BEing authentic. Let’s have fun with this and celebrate our uniqueness!

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:

Aleya Dao Nov 9th (special author)
Christopher Papadopoulos Nov 10th
Jean Adrienne Nov 16th
Tom Campbell Nov 24th

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With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie

News For The Heart: Laurie Huston & Chris Papadopoulos Discuss Addictions

DSC_0309Today at noon EST, Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with Christopher Papadopoulos a New Author: Peace and Where to Find It. This is our 5th interview in our series of interviews on this amazing book, this interview focuses on our addictions. We discuss how our ‘true’ addiction is to thinking and the only way to block our need to ‘do’ anything to get out of feeling uncomfortable is to move into the body. We have included a fabulous meditation to assist in this process. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, Chris embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

Peace_CoverAbout Christopher

Christopher lives near Montreal, Canada, the city in which he was born. He holds bachelor degrees in education and history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has served as both a primary and high school teacher. Based on his desire to help create a better world, in 1993 he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, he then embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Since that time, Christopher has worked with individuals and groups, guiding others to experience peace through the process of his own self-discovery.

YouArePeace.org

October Newsletter 2015: What if…?

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween!

halloweenHasn’t September flown by quickly? It’s fall and we in Canada are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and then at the end of the month, it is Halloween! The clocks turn back November 1st, to celebrate Halloween this year! Did you survive the Magical Super Full Moon Eclipse last week? Some very intense energies for sure! Our lake still is experiencing the closeness of the moon to the planet.

Jean Adrienne and I are continuing our Heart-Bassed 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:
The year is soaring by, weeks feel like days, hours feel like seconds.  Where has the time gone?  We have entered into the fall, the season of death, transformation, and rebirth.  On Sept 23 (EDT) the Sun moved into the sign of Libra, instilling a need of balance.

Love, love, love… Libra is also all about love, relationships, and harmony!  Libras ruling planet, Venus moves into the sing of Virgo on October 8 allowing us to shift our focus onto practical relationships.  The key to remember is do not impose any expectations on your partnerships, especially expectations of perfection.  Instead, focus on having some juicy detailed analytical conversations that stimulate the mind!

We start the month of October with Mercury retrograde in the sign of Libra.  Mercury stationed retrograde on September 17.  I have noticed major scheduling conflicts.  Remember to double and triple check everything that you are booking now, as well as, anything you are scheduling for the future.   The confusion continues until he stations direct on October 9.  This particular retrograde cycle has us focusing on repairing the link between the unconsciousness and the ego consciousness.  The key is to identify with the divine light that is found within the self.  There is a delicate balance to attain within the self.  Can you see that balance?  Can you embrace the harmony?

The annual Nodal Shift is taking place on October 9th.  The North Node moves from the sign of Libra into the Sign of Virgo, shifting the focus from relationship growth to being of service.  It is time to get grounded, practical, and bring some order to chaos.  Take a look at your routines, how can you focusing on being more present and in the now?

Personal planets are interacting quite a bit this month, but there are two transitional planet aspects that are wroth mentioning before the Sun shifts into the Sign of Scorpio.

On October 11th, Jupiter favours Pluto in a trine, allowing one to strike a much needed balance when it comes to your goals.  Do you understand that if you are focused on directing your personal power in a beneficial way, you can create the life you desire?  Open up to experience some fabulous beneficial energy.  Can you see the opportunities that are coming your way?  Embrace them!

On October 22nd, Saturn is interacting with Uranus in a way that may stimulate a bit of a challenge.  Your mission, should you choose to embrace it, is, persistence.  Incorporate changes that need to transpire within your life, this does not have to be fast and aggressive unless…you choose not to embrace the mission!  If you attempts to explore new directions are being challenged, there may be a reason!  Take a look at what it is you are trying to create and find that fine line of integration!

It is time to let go, embrace the changing seasons and the changing reasons, as the Sun moves into the transformational sign of Scorpio on October 23rd.  Feel the intensity that lays beneath the surface, there is a depth there waiting for exploration.  Explorations of the unknown underworld, as you travel into your heart and discover a true passion that lies within it!  Do you dare to go into the dark and discover the light?  enJOY!
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

I will have new guests and co-hosts on BeMajor.org this year, so please refer to facebook for when my shows are happening live and produced.

On Oct 1st 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!

 What if…?

whatif.We discussed a lot of sabotage this month, the month of change. September has been exciting and exhausting all in one. In my new Heart-Based Support Group with Jean Adrienne we have been discussing Sabotage. In a channeled message I did the question was asked ‘What if you knew that your spiritual growth was a given’? What if you knew that no matter what you did it would all turn out ‘perfectly’ and all the things that happen and all the things that you feel you have done wrong were all ‘perfect’ and in alignment with your higher purpose?

If you could be assured that no matter what happened or what you did, that everything was going to be okay, would that change how you are living your life? What about all the things we do to sabotage ourselves and our happiness… what if you knew that none of that mattered?

All the things you believe you were wrong about, felt regret over… all the wasted energy you have given over your diet, your relationships, your finances, your fears, and all of your suffering… what if it was all just a figment of your imagination… created with your ‘thinking mind’ and contributed to ‘your story’ that has spun everything out of control? Would this change how you live your life? Could you breathe and relax about your life? Could you take some time and enJOY the moments you’re experiencing in your life?

What if you could see into your future and connect with the Being you become and she or he could tell you or show you that it all worked out? Would you change; could you be more relaxed?

You CAN do this! There are many ways to achieve this. Opening your heart, connecting to the divine, listening to a channeled message of a divine being… these are ways to know that everything is going as you contracted your life to unfold.

What if you knew that the only thing we need to do is make choices and these choices are simply either towards love or towards fear?

I remember seeing the 1991 movie ‘Defending Your Life’ with Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep. In this movie Albert is a sad man who made many poor choices all on fear and he has to go to ‘life court’ to defend why he made so many choices in fear. The movie was actually quite brilliant as it discusses our choices and whether we are ready for a higher place. The Meryl Streep character made spectacular choices and Albert’s character had to fight to move on. The lesson seems to be, in the movie and in life, that no matter what choices you have made in the past you can always change and move towards love. And we are guaranteed our evolvement.

I remember a past group I was involved with that, as most groups do, try and make you believe you are special and that you will move on to a better place and that someone close to me was looking forward to moving back into Source. But that isn’t the purpose of our life! Our purpose is to make choices and to continue growing towards love. Our real purpose is to choose LOVE!

So why then are so many of our choices based on fear? Why do we do things, how do we do things, even when do we do things so often based on fear? It’s time to make new choices. It’s time to stay present and get out of our busy monkey mind. When we are present and less mentally active we are more able to connect to our hearts, to our soul, and to our purpose! We make better choices this way and we realize that everything is okay even when our mind wants to tell us something else such as when our mind wants to reinforce our ‘story’ that keeps us stuck in fear.

So… what would you do differently? Would you find ways to hear the gentle guidance of your heart and soul, listen to the absolute knowing that everything is perfect?

Move towards love knowing that we can stop sabotaging ourselves and stop worrying that we are wrong or that we are a victim in this ever-changing world? Will you just relax into the flow and choose how you want to respond to life? I invite you to consider this possibility and change how you respond to the world – especially after this incredible Super Full Moon Total Eclipse these past few days! Our world is changing! And our Spiritual Growth is a Given.

Upcoming Shows & Guests

 

I have live tapings at 1PM with: 

Christopher Papadopoulos Oct 13th
Jean Adrienne Oct 19th
Nancy Arruda Oct 26th
Tom Campbell Oct 27th
Aleya Dao Nov 9th (special author)

More are joining the excitement! Check Facebook

Sign up for my newsletter on the front page you can receive discounts on my favorite services and download a Quan Yin meditation.

With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie

What if…?

whatif.We discussed a lot of sabotage this month, the month of change. September has been exciting and exhausting all in one. In my new Heart-Based Support Group with Jean Adrienne we have been discussing Sabotage. In a channeled message I did the question was asked ‘What if you knew that your spiritual growth was a given’? What if you knew that no matter what you did it would all turn out ‘perfectly’ and all the things that happen and all the things that you feel you have done wrong were all ‘perfect’ and in alignment with your higher purpose? Continue reading

News For The Heart: Laurie Huston & Christopher Papadopoulos on Growth, Death and Peace!

DSC_0309Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with Christopher Papadopoulos a New Author on his New book: Peace and Where to Find It. This is our 4th interview in our series of interviews on this amazing book, this interview focuses on the growth and death, how our spiritual leaders who pass impact us and our journey together. A quote from Wayne Dyer’s movie ‘The Shift’. We have included a fabulous meditation to assist in this process. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, Chris embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

Peace_CoverAbout Christopher

Christopher lives near Montreal, Canada, the city in which he was born. He holds bachelor degrees in education and history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has served as both a primary and high school teacher. Based on his desire to help create a better world, in 1993 he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, he then embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Since that time, Christopher has worked with individuals and groups, guiding others to experience peace through the process of his own self-discovery.

YouArePeace.org

Sept Newsletter 2015: Choices at Trigger Point!

Happy Equinox!

ID-100220477Can you believe it is Sept next week? This time of the year we think of new beginnings associated with school beginning. Here at Intuitive Soul, Jean Adrienne and myself are beginning a new ‘Heart Based Support Group’ on Sept 8th @ 8pm EST so the west coast can join in the fun. I also have become a published author in a joint venture with Jean Adrienne and our Realities of Creation teleclass. 9 wonderful women have created a book that we were each responsible for a chapter. My chapter was on the ‘Power of the Heart’. For more information on our Heart Based Support Group or to join now please go here.

What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month:
I always look back, before I can move forward! Movement, inspiration, healing and planning.

Jupiter experienced its annual shift on August 11, as he moved into the sign of Virgo. Moving from an expanded heart into the mind; analyzing, exacting, and extracting. There is a bit of a contradiction within these two vibrations. Jupiter desires to expand beyond its limits to see the big picture, but while in Virgo, he is focusing on the details in life. There is a big focus on the little details. This makes me think of the eagle; a creature who can fly at great heights, while noticing the smallest and tiniest movements below.

The Sun shifts into Virgo on August 23, changing from the desire for love expansion into healing. Some may be healing the heart, allowing one to repair from the disappointments they may have encountered. When we expand and focus on the heart, being in love, attaining love, we must first remove what is stopping us from being in this heart centered place. As you do, you heal and Virgo, the healer is here to assist us in repairing any damage that has been done on a heart level. Keep your heart open as you heal. Do not close your heart. In order to heal, you must remain open, open to the possibilities, open to the experience and remain open to love.

One way to identity, the healing that is required it to be open to new experiences, ones that take you out of your comfort zone.  Ones that have you facing tiny fears which in turn are actually larger then you realize. Face the fears, move forward, and allow more love to flow through you, that is healing, that is the goal!

Starting in September one can relate in new ways. Yes, Venus is still retrograde, but as it conjuncts Mars, there is new potential in your relationships. Those relationships are starting to shift into new ways of  BEing. Then on September 6th, as she stations direct, one will be able to understand the dynamics that are taking place within their relationships. Can you see what you are /have attracted in your relationship and why?

Mercury will station retrograde on September 17. This particular Mercury retrograde takes place at 15 degrees Libra 55 minutes, which is focusing on repair. One may wonder what they are repairing in their life, but on some level this is a similar vibration as healing. The repair that is transpiring has to do with repairing the link from the unconscious mind to the ego-conscious. Looking at your behaviours and understanding where they are coming from.  Mercury will station direct on October 7 at 00 degrees of Libra. It is time to start anew! Also on the 17th, Saturn moves back into Sagittarius continuing its journey in that sign for the next two years.

On another note… can you see what is healing in your life? Are you ready to fully release what is stopping you? Stopping you from your true expression? Stopping your from moving fully into operating from the heart at all times? The Solar Eclipse transpires on September 13in the sign of Virgo. Activating the desire to integrate a vibration of wholeness. To be whole, one must release the critical mindset and feelings of solitude. Know that you can identify with your ego-consciousness when it rises to the surface, but do not let it suck you into a dramatic display of fear and worry. Instead, allow your awareness to serve you in the highest light by becoming aware of how the spiritual reality is always there to support our ventures as one works towards embracing the highest good. Our mind is a tool that allows us to survive within this reality, use the mind to heal, use the mind to explore, use the mind with the intention of organizing the right details for the growth of the soul!

The lunar Eclipse takes place on September 27, after the Sun has shifted into the sign of Libra. Our relationships issues are still present, but know that it is time to fully strike out on your own! What do you need to clear, release and let go of so that you can fully move into a place of honouring the self? I am not speaking about terminating relationships, unless that is something that you feel you need to do. But what I am speaking to is, understanding the self in a totality new way. There is a strong desire to reach a higher level of existence. In order to do so, one must first release. Release aspects of the ego as you integrate a higher vibration of your spirit into your heart center. You will need to play and release serious natures that stop the innocence of your spirit from coming out and fully expressing itself. Give yourself permission to simply BE that desired expression of self that lives at the heart. Let your inner child come out to play…remember, we are healing, we are embracing love and one way to do so is through tears, laughter and the expression of innocence!  EnJOY! (Join us for a live show on Wed Aug 26th) 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

I will have new guests and co-hosts on BeMajor.org this year, so please refer to facebook for when my shows are happening live and produced.

On Sept 3rd 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!

 What Choices do you make at your Trigger Point?

Image courtesy of raur razvan ionut at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of raur razvan ionut at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

This month I want to write about something that has been occurring in my life on a regular basis. People are getting stuck in their lives and falling back on their ‘known’ story and so often such stories are full of drama because of the origin of those stories. This problem is occurring with people who are becoming conscious and honestly sincere in their evolution towards love. I believe that there is a mirror here for me and I’m exploring this as it isn’t just one client and I’m feeling stuck with my clients who are stuck! Oh MY!

I have been involved with several shows on ‘The Story of ME’ and it was the subject of my last blog.  And I have had several more shows since then with Christopher Papadopoulos, Thomas Campbell, and Jean Adrienne where we have also discussed this topic. So, we understand that this ‘story’ is not a representation of our truth, but really our story is from our perspectives that are due to our experiences that come from our egoic thinking mind. It typically has some level of insecurity, lack of self-confidence, inability to forgive or our trying to justify our actions or emotions. But we get stuck in the process and fall back into our ‘stories’!

What I want to explore is the moment we have that will allow us to make an easier shift towards getting out of our heads and into our bodies, heart and gut, where we can make present moment decisions that will not expedite our journey into full drama. That moment where we are first triggered. That moment when we are anxious or first feeling insecure, whatever the initial trigger is. That is the moment when we can head off the full blown drama attack.

So what is our ‘thinking mind’ really doing in that ‘trigger moment’? We’re trying to control and manipulate things so that they are the way we want them to be or believe we want them to be. But really the only thing we have any sort of control over, or have some sense of being in charge of, is our emotions (which our thinking mind doesn’t believe because it doesn’t deal with emotions but only thoughts and the memories of emotions).

So in the trigger moments I always say there is a choice! When that first moment of our trigger happens we can still make a rational choice. But after that we are in full blown attack and our rational mind is nowhere to be seen! Sometimes we just have to ride the wave and hope to come through the drama attack without too much damage.

So what is the choice you ask? It is to acknowledge we are feeling anxious. And to acknowledge that this anxiety creates a deeper fear within us that isn’t based on truth but rather a perceived misunderstanding that has been accepted as truth due to our past experiences. It means we can choose not to do the thing that makes it worse … you know grabbing food to fill the void or doing the thing that has the impact to push you to breaking point. It is the moment we can make a choice before the choice is appearing to be taken away from us. (The choice isn’t really taken away, it just feels like that.) It is that moment when we still have a choice to acknowledge that we are feeling uncomfortable before going over the edge. And if we can bring awareness into that feeling of discomfort we are conscious enough to bring ourselves into the now moment. Christopher Papadopoulos offered an amazing meditation in our last interview on this exact topic, it will allow us to move into our bodies to release the anxious energy. A must listen.

What I have learned from this whole experience was pretty impressive.  One of my longest term clients (and dear friend) who probably has triggered me the most due to the fact that our ‘stories’ are the same [we were both abandoned at a young age] inspired me to look deeper into this. I realized that what our ‘thinking mind’ is really doing is trying to put the blame or projecting the problem onto someone or something else; the closest thing for me is my health; for her it was an ex. These represent what we need to heal or accept within ourselves.

You see, we project our deepest core issues onto others when our core issue is much deeper and goes to a time when we weren’t conscious enough or emotionally mature enough to understand what was happening. I’ve been abandoning myself by making the wrong choices in my diet (filling the void with poor choices) and not being able to build my energy again. My client/friend had been making her issues about someone else when in fact the problem is never someone or something else… it is always our own issue.

So in a way our ego is just helping us heal or accept a deeper truth but our thinking mind goes to lay blame elsewhere! I think this is a normal response. It is just that if we can see the bigger picture then we can understand that our patterns and ‘stories’ were created before the age of 7 – before we were emotionally mature enough to comprehend what was happening, and unable to see that it wasn’t personal. As a spiritual Being we are able to understand mentally most concepts and feel into our emotions but as a child we had no reference point: we could only establish our own misunderstandings. And since we felt dependent on our parents we concluded, from a conceptual basis, this must be love.

To heal these wounds we have had to make different choices… and when we don’t realize that we continue with the same ‘stories’ as created by our young selves. We are unaware that what is happening isn’t just a re-enactment of the same core fear: these incidents continue to play out to assist us to create a different story.

At any point in the process we can create another story, choose to respond differently, see that it isn’t the other person or thing that is the problem but rather a belief we made before the age of 7 that is showing up to help us grow. Can you make the decision then – next time something ‘happens’ to you – to see the ‘bigger picture’ and choose to respond by becoming conscious and present?

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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: 

Nancy Arruda Aug 26th
Jean Adrienne Sept 8th & 22nd
Christopher Papadopoulos Sept 15th
Thomas Campbell Sept 29th

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What Choices do you make at your Trigger Point?

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This month I want to write about something that has been occurring in my life on a regular basis. People are getting stuck in their lives and falling back on their ‘known’ story and so often such stories are full of drama because of the origin of those stories. This problem is occurring with people who are becoming conscious and honestly sincere in their evolution towards love. I believe that there is a mirror here for me and I’m exploring this as it isn’t just one client and I’m feeling stuck with my clients who are stuck! Oh MY! Continue reading

News for the Heart: Laurie Huston interviews author Christopher Papadopoulos on Stories of ME!

DSC_0309About Christopher

Christopher lives near Montreal, Canada, the city in which he was born. He holds bachelor degrees in education and history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has served as both a primary and high school teacher. Based on his desire to help create a better world, in 1993 he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, he then embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Since that time, Christopher has worked with individuals and groups, guiding others to experience peace through the process of his own self-discovery.

Today at noon EST, Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with Christopher Papadopoulos a New Author on his New book: Peace and Where to Find It. This is our 3rd interview on this amazing book, this interview focuses on the Stories of ME and how to find a way out of the intense energy of what is happening to us and find a way to see we are infinitely bigger and a way to peace instead of the suffering we hold onto. We have included a fabulous meditation to assist in this process. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, Chris embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

YouArePeace.org

July/Aug Newsletter 2015: The Story of ME!

Happy Summer!

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How are you enjoying your Summer? For me it has been challenging lately. The energy seems to be erratic, or it may just be that I’m very sensitive and I may already be experiencing Venus Retrograde as I often experience things prior to them going retrograde, while in the shadow phase. I got Strep Throat that lasted over 10 days, and my energy isn’t back to normal yet. However, I have had similar information from many people that the energy has been challenging of late! So, Jean Adrienne and I are in negotiations to create a new Support Group for everyone. We all need authentic support to traverse these times of change. It will be a reasonable way to get the support and tools you need to create the change you want in your life. We will begin in Sept. It will be Tues evenings at 8pm EST to include our friends on the West Coast. It will be $44 per month. We will give you more direct information as we develop the group more!

What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month:
This summer we are focused on heart centered relationships.  On July 18th, while the Sun surfs the water’s edge in the sign of Cancer, Venus will be running barefoot on the sand as she connects with the energy of earth, moving into the sign of Virgo.  The focus is practical relationships and personal values.  What are you currently experiencing in your relationships? Where are you noticing a shift in value?

As the Sun moves into the sign of Leo on July 22nd, it is time to play!  Live life with an open heart and creatively express your inner being!!  Can you find the innocence that exists deep within your BEing and express it?

Venus will be stationing retrograde on July 25th.  Asking us to re-explore our heart centered nature, and what lies in the depths of your BEing.  Can you just BE LOVE?

As she stations retrograde at 00 degrees of Virgo 46 minutes, we ponder the power of discrimination.  How much is too much / not enough?  WE discriminate our ability to understand the vibration of love.  The connection one may have with another can be powerful.  What beliefs are being triggered?  Can you see your organic pattern of evolution as it pertains to your ego / spirit / heart center?  Embrace your learning, allow it to flow through you, nourishing your soul, awakening your heart.

An overwhelming power can be felt within you as you tap into this vibration of love.  So powerful that you can feel the fire burning when Uranus in Aries slows down to station retrograde on July 26th.  Tap into the moving stillness and ask yourself…  What are you awakening to?  How is that awakening moving you within?  BE OPEN!  Allow the uncontrollable energy to move you towards the alignment with your soul.

The second Full Moon of the month of July is upon us!  Are you having a “once in a blue moon” kind of experience in life right now?  The Full Moon that takes place on July 31, 2015 is opening up your consciousness to new ways of BEing.  We are at the pre-formation of BEing and understanding what is transpiring within the mental realms.  The corresponding New Moon takes place on August 14 at 21 degrees of Leo 30 minutes.  WE are opening and accessing our consciousness for a reason, one that goes beyond understanding it on an ego level; it is about understanding the Soul.  The true purpose will show itself in time, by stepping out of the box.

Venus will have retrograded back into the sign of Leo on July 31.  Pulling you into the depths of your heart and spirit.  Can you still feel the love?  Allow yourself to experience what you are going through on a heart level; the goal is to awaken you.  Release the ego and experience love.

On August 2nd, Saturn stations direct at 28 degrees of Scorpio 16 minutes.  Saturn, the Karmic Teacher, infusing limitations, and restrictions, is sharing the lessons we need in order to achieve a sense of karmic balance.  Now he is infusing softness into our lives, using unity and love to move forward.  Let go of the resistance, open up and do not define what love means, simply experience it.

Jupiter square Saturn on Aug 3 shows you the difficulty in finding a balance between what you desire on a personal level and your responsibilities.  Both of these planets are interacting with Venus as well (Aug 3/4).  We are focused inwards with Venus retrograde and you may feel like you are being pulled in a couple of directions.  Jupiter is asking you to expand on your values and Saturn is showing you the restrictions.  Find the balance!

The Sun shifts into the sign of Virgo on Aug 23.  Now it is time to get organized and set some priorities!  Enjoy the rest of the Summer
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

I will have new co-hosts Christopher Papadopoulos and Thomas Campbell is returning in August on BeMajor.org this year, so please refer to facebook for when my shows are happening live and produced.

On Aug 3rd 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!

The Stories of ME!

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Since June I’ve been considering discussing this huge issue: the ‘stories we weave’ and how they impact everything in our lives. I have had the great honor of interviewing a new author Christopher Papadopoulos on his book Peace and Where to Find It, twice now (in June and this month, July). He discusses how our ‘thinking mind’ is involved in every moment we are awake. To achieve true Peace we must get out of our minds and into our hearts (sound familiar J). The key to doing this is in his new book. I chose 2 interviews as I wanted to discuss the concepts and then I wanted to discuss the practices.

How does ‘Peace’ fit into the ‘story of me’, you ask? I’m going to explain it. I hope! Our ‘stories’, our ‘identities’, are tied up in our thinking minds, (our egoic minds) and we elaborate on our ‘stories’ every time we maintain being unconsciously caught up in our heads! When we are constantly ‘thinking’ we are creating and cultivating our ‘stories’. You know the identity that is ’us’. It is who we believe we are from our ‘human perspective’. It is the ‘perceived’ image we have about our life … the labels we identify with, how we perceive others and what we believe others think about us! This is the ‘story of me’.

And we use words like ‘always’ and ‘never’ to describe these ‘perceptions’ we have of ourselves. We like to embellish our ‘stories’ and recreate our identities whenever possible. You get the idea … it is who we believe we are when we are caught up in our minds all day long.

However, there is evidence to suggest that our perceptions are not truth, therefore all our judgments about others and how we believe they are judging us, isn’t the truth. Who we tell the world we are isn’t our true essence! When we are in our minds we are stressed, our muscles are tense, and we are constantly ‘doing’ things (including things to distract us from our discomfort and allow for unconscious addictions). When we are in our hearts with our hearts open and when we are in our bodies being aware of our subtle energy and breath … we are present. When we are present, we can BE peace! When we are present, we can change the ‘story of me’ and create from a place of peace, unconditional love, or your true essence.

However, first we have to clearly see our identity and our constant need to think. We need to know that who we perceive we are is our egoic mind, our thinking mind, our story that we have created due to our experiences and our perceptions of these experiences. We need to choose how we want to BE in our lives first and allow our inner feelings to guide us on how we experience the world.

Typically, we get up out of bed and just get caught up in our lives without a thought about how we want to experience it. We become unconscious once we begin ‘doing’ anything: from brushing our teeth, to driving our cars, to working. We tend to live in our ‘thinking heads’ believing this is the only way to get through the day. We are in a constant state of ‘thinking’, ‘doing’, and ‘reaction’! Then we continue through the day thinking about what we did and what we perceived was done to us, finding ways to justify what we did and how we are ‘right’! These are the very ‘stories’ I’m speaking about.

This is not to say that we aren’t here to ‘do’ things… we are, but we are to ‘do’ from a conscious place. Imagine if we not only consciously breathed but consciously ate and ‘did’ things from a conscious state of BEing! This would stop most of our ‘stories’ from continuing and magnifying. We could lie in bed, decide how we would like to feel today, maybe happy, motivated, confident or clear and relaxed… then we connect with how that feels. Once we choose, we can create a connection with that feeling and when we feel ourselves deviating, once life happens, we can make another choice to go back to that ‘feeling’ … or another feeling. And our Heart would be in the driver’s seat.

We could continue to make choices all day on how we would rather feel. Don’t confuse this with visualizations or positive thinking; this is about becoming conscious and aware at all times. Christopher uses the body and I believe this is the key. Whenever we feel ourselves stepping out (you know when sh@t happens or when we are feeling uncomfortable we leave our bodies or exist from the ‘thinking mind’ only) we can become conscious of our body and our breathing and this will ground us back into our selves. Then we don’t add to our story, we can choose create a new one!

Remember I was going to bring Peace into our ‘story’; well peace is our inner state of BEing. It is our true essence that always exists without our perceptions, without our judgments, and without our ‘story of me’. Have a listen to the interviews I have done with Christopher to understand how we both believe that peace comes from within and is not something that we need to ‘work’ on or ‘change’ outside of us … we just need to become conscious. Our ‘stories’ come from us being unconscious and from our thinking minds. We can choose to create a new story to include one where ‘peace’ is our constant state of BEing!

What story would you like to live?

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: 

Jean Adrienne Aug 3rd & 17th
Christopher Papadopoulos Aug 11th
Thomas Campbell Aug 25th
David Watson TBA

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The Stories of ME!

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Since June I’ve been considering discussing this huge issue: the ‘stories we weave’ and how they impact everything in our lives. I have had the great honor of interviewing a new author Christopher Papadopoulos on his book Peace and Where to Find It, twice now (in June and this month, July). He discusses how our ‘thinking mind’ is involved in every moment we are awake. To achieve true Peace we must get out of our minds and into our hearts (sound familiar J). The key to doing this is in his new book. I chose 2 interviews as I wanted to discuss the concepts and then I wanted to discuss the practices. Continue reading

News for the Heart interviews author Christopher Papadopoulos on Peace Practices

DSC_0309About Christopher

Christopher lives near Montreal, Canada, the city in which he was born. He holds bachelor degrees in education and history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has served as both a primary and high school teacher. Based on his desire to help create a better world, in 1993 he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, he then embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Since that time, Christopher has worked with individuals and groups, guiding others to experience peace through the process of his own self-discovery.

Today at noon EST, Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with Christopher Papadopoulos a New Author on his New book: Peace and Where to Find It. This is the 2nd interview on this amazing book, focusing on the Practices and including a Daily Awareness meditation (See 1st interview here). Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, Chris embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

Peace and Where to Find it:Peace_Cover

In a world rife with turmoil and lives led in fear, this book is the road map that delivers us from our angst, sense of separateness, and fear to the place where true and lasting peace resides.

The world has never created/manufactured peace and never will because peace is already here and everywhere, waiting for us to notice it. It is a fundamental characteristic of who we are, if we were only aware of this.

Structured in a primarily Q & A format, this book guides readers on a simple yet profound journey of discovery, inviting them to discard their mental concepts about what peace is or isn’t. It takes the reader step-by-step beyond the illusionary impediments to peace generated by the ego.

World peace is not possible without first going within to experience our true peace-filled nature. It is through becoming aware of peace within ourselves, then embodying it, that we begin to recognize it in others. Only in this way can it manifest as world peace.

This book reveals the deep relationship between peace and body awareness. Inhabiting the present moment through deep body awareness makes peace manifest in our lives and across the planet. Thus feeling our bodies – the outer and inner – is a radical and revolutionary act.

Giving our full and felt attention to the body helps us enter the present moment where we become aware of this ever-present peace. The body is always here in the present moment and our sensations can only be felt in the now. Presence through body awareness is the off switch to the incessant voice in our head that pretends to be us. The more present we are, the quieter our thoughts and reactions become, and we come to realize we are not our thoughts but are the peace-infused awareness that’s the source of everything.

The practical suggestions throughout the book are supported by a chapter of simple yet life-changing techniques readers can use on a daily basis. These simple yet powerful practices help us experience the peace that we are.

Everyone from long-suffering individuals who wish to heal themselves, to activists who long to heal the planet, to spiritual enlightenment seekers who want to find clear, direct guidance will find the answers they are looking for in this book.

This book isn’t out till mid Oct, however, you can purchase it at: http://www.namastepublishing.com/products/book/peace/9781897238776

YouArePeace.org

News for the Heart interviews author Christopher Papadopoulos on Peace

DSC_0309About Christopher

Christopher lives near Montreal, Canada, the city in which he was born. He holds bachelor degrees in education and history from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has served as both a primary and high school teacher. Based on his desire to help create a better world, in 1993 he ran for parliament in the Canadian federal elections. Realizing that a world of peace and harmony begins within the individual, he then embarked on an inner journey toward greater self-awareness. In 2003, he experienced a permanent shift in consciousness from anxious thoughts about himself to the peace we discover when we are in touch with our authentic being. Since that time, Christopher has worked with individuals and groups, guiding others to experience peace through the process of his own self-discovery.

YouArePeace.org

Peace_Cover

Peace and Where to Find it:

In a world rife with turmoil and lives led in fear, this book is the road map that delivers us from our angst, sense of separateness, and fear to the place where true and lasting peace resides.

The world has never created/manufactured peace and never will because peace is already here and everywhere, waiting for us to notice it. It is a fundamental characteristic of who we are, if we were only aware of this.

Structured in a primarily Q & A format, this book guides readers on a simple yet profound journey of discovery, inviting them to discard their mental concepts about what peace is or isn’t. It takes the reader step-by-step beyond the illusionary impediments to peace generated by the ego.

World peace is not possible without first going within to experience our true peace-filled nature. It is through becoming aware of peace within ourselves, then embodying it, that we begin to recognize it in others. Only in this way can it manifest as world peace.

This book reveals the deep relationship between peace and body awareness. Inhabiting the present moment through deep body awareness makes peace manifest in our lives and across the planet. Thus feeling our bodies – the outer and inner – is a radical and revolutionary act.

Giving our full and felt attention to the body helps us enter the present moment where we become aware of this ever-present peace. The body is always here in the present moment and our sensations can only be felt in the now. Presence through body awareness is the off switch to the incessant voice in our head that pretends to be us. The more present we are, the quieter our thoughts and reactions become, and we come to realize we are not our thoughts but are the peace-infused awareness that’s the source of everything.

The practical suggestions throughout the book are supported by a chapter of simple yet life-changing techniques readers can use on a daily basis. These simple yet powerful practices help us experience the peace that we are.

Everyone from long-suffering individuals who wish to heal themselves, to activists who long to heal the planet, to spiritual enlightenment seekers who want to find clear, direct guidance will find the answers they are looking for in this book.

This book isn’t out till mid Oct, however, you can purchase it at: http://www.namastepublishing.com/products/book/peace/9781897238776

Next month we will do a show on the different Practices in the book! (Go Here to listen)