News for the Heart: Laurie Huston talks with Dr’s Ron & Mary Hulnick: Remembering the Light Within

Laurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with authors & Dr’s Ron and Mary Hulnick on their New book: Remembering the Light Within: A Course in Soul-Centered Living. Their book affirms that we all suffer from greater or lesser degrees of “Spiritual amnesia.”  We’ve forgotten who we are and why we’re here.  The process of Remembering is an active process through which step-by-step you remove or dissolve the barriers within your consciousness that are all that prevent you from knowing your Soul’s nature-from experientially knowing that you are a Divine Being having a human experience.  Can you imagine walking through this world in a consciousness that is Awake to Love?  Wouldn’t that be Amazing Grace? Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

 

Remembering the Light Within (Hay House, February 21, 2017)  comes forth from Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, Founding Faculty and Co-Directors of the University of Santa Monica, the Worldwide Center for the Study and Practice of Spiritual Psychology.
Their book affirms that we all suffer from greater or lesser degrees of “Spiritual amnesia.”  We’ve forgotten who we are and why we’re here.  The process of Remembering is an active process through which step-by-step you remove or dissolve the barriers within your consciousness that are all that prevent you from knowing your Soul’s nature-from experientially knowing that you are a Divine Being having a human experience.  Can you imagine walking through this world in a consciousness that is Awake to Love?  Wouldn’t that be Amazing Grace?
“We are thrilled to share these life-changing Soul-Centered Living-and-Remembering-Who-You-Are teachings with you at this important time in human history.  For a deeper experience, we recommend reading one chapter at a time and then engaging with the Practices and Intention at the end of the chapter for a week or two before moving on to the next chapter, ” says Ron Hulnick.
Mary Hulnick adds, “The Practices are not things you do once or twice and then move on.  They are empowering, transformational, and when utilized over time, become integrated as a Way of Being and a Way of Life. In your Soul, you are already Awake to the Love that you are.  This book is intended as both inspiration and support for Awakening into that Awareness and living a Soul-Centered life – an inspired life of Love, meaning and purpose.”
Remembering the Light Within is filled with remedies for Spiritual amnesia including Spiritual Wisdom and practices supported by the time tested Principles of Spiritual Psychology.
A few of the essential concepts covered in this book include:
  • Discovering what it means to enter the Spiritual Context
  • Learning the difference between the ego and the Authentic Self
  • Recognizing the distinction between Goal Line and Soul Line opportunities accelerating Spiritual Awakening through using the scientific method
  • Reframing unresolved issues as Blessings
  • Communing with the Divine through prayer
  • Finding Freedom through Compassionate Self-Forgiveness
The authors also share from their own experience the power of the material to support readers in “Hitting a Spiritual Homerun” and learning how to use “Spiritual Crampons.” Radical, liberating shifts in perception await!
For more information about Remembering the Light Within and to receive free limited time bonus gifts with book purchase (only available through this website) please visit: www.RonandMaryHulnick.com  For additional information about University of Santa Monica please visit: www.universityofSantaMonica.edu
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are pioneers and worldwide leaders in the field of Spiritual Psychology, as well as teachers and facilitators of Awakening in Consciousness. They are renowned educators, authors, and the Founding Faculty and Co-Directors of the University of Santa Monica (USM), where they have designed, developed, and facilitated educational programs for the past 35 years. Both are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mary is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. They are also the authors of Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology, published by Hay House and available in 12 countries and 8 languages.

News for the Heart talks with Tara Greene on 2017 Astrology Forecast

Laurie Huston from News for the Heart is talking with Tara Greene from TaraTarot.com. We chatted about what is happening astrologically for 2017. We discussed how the Tarot and astrology themes will impact us this year. The main themes are The Magician as it is a “1” year, Saturn in Sagittarius moving into Capricorn, Jupiter in Libra moving into Scorpio, we discussed the eclipses and Venus retrograde this year.  We offered a reading for each sign and how 2017 will impact you for this year. We discussed how all of this will impact our New Year! Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

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A Meditation Just for YOU

intuitivesoul-personal-meditationDoes stress, anxiety, self-sabotage, and sleeplessness create obstacles on your path to achieving health, happiness and success?  Do you wish to overcome your fears and act on your dreams, hopes and passions?  Or simply begin — or end– your day being connected to your inner BE-ing?
The best way to bring about feelings of calm for the body, heart and soul is to seek inner peace and banish negativity through meditation. It can also empower your mind to take control of your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being!

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News For The Heart: Laurie Huston & Tom Campbell discuss Our Beliefs create our Experiences!

tomcampbellLaurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with physicist Tom Campbell on Our Experiences don’t create our Beliefs… Our Beliefs create our Experiences. We discussed the 3 things that create our experiences beginning with our Fears, then our Ego and then our Beliefs. It is our perceptions of us taking everything personally that defines our experiences! We tend to see everything from a place of what is happening to us, instead of how can we serve others. He offers tips and tools to help us focus on authentic Love vs fear. Tom has a brilliant way to simplify our world into love vs fear, however, that doesn’t mean it is easy. We discuss examples of how we take things personally, and how it is a simple shift of perspective that can allow you to come from a place of Love. We just have to stop looking outside ourselves for the answers and live our life BEing authentic, caring for people instead of focusing on just ourselves and what we need. This is Fear, Ego & our Beliefs and pulls us away from Love. We discuss how we create our reality by either Fear or Love and what it means to truly ‘Share’ with someone vs manipulate relationships. We can shift our perceptions when we are feeling triggered by fear and focus on Love, it comes from a BEing level not a mental place. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

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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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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: Laurie Huston & Jeff Brown discuss An Uncommon Bond!


jeffbrownLaurie Huston from News the Heart is talking with author Jeff Brown on his New book: An Uncommon Bond. Jeff embarks on leading us through a new consciousness in Relationships. We explore Woundmates, Solemates, Soulmates, Uncommon Bonds and how these types of relationships are changing our consciousness and relationships into a New World. One where we need some Love Elders to guide us! It’s a novel based on his own experiences and Spiritual Growth. It is full of Heart Truths and a whole new way to experience Relationships! Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

An Uncommon Bond

Written by Jeff Brown

In this higher consciousness love story, author Jeff Brown shares the poignant journey of Lowen and Sarah, two soulmates who have found their way to one another yet again. This intimate and revealing account is told through Lowen’s eyes, as he experiences the heights and depths that come with meeting his beloved. In this remarkably engaging story, we walk beside the lovers as they touch the divine and then struggle to ground their love in daily life. From the heights of sacred sexuality to the depths of human foible, they ultimately have to choose: surrender to this love or shrink back to mediocrity, work through their emotional baggage or flee the connection, open to the next portal of possibility or postpone it until the next lifetime. Shaped and reshaped in love’s cosmic kiln, Sarah and Lowen become a symbol of our own longing for wholeness in the presence of another.

This book is a rare and unique gem–one of the first of its kind. Rivetingly real and magically poetic, it sheds new light on the evolving relational paradigm of ‘uncommon bonds’, ‘soulmates’, and Jeff Brown’s unique term ‘wholemates.’ In a world that yearns for deep soul connection, An Uncommon Bond provides a blueprint of conscious relationship for us all–reminding us of the luminous nature of great love, and showing us the opportunities for expansion that live at its heart.

About Jeff Brown

Born in Toronto, Canada, Jeff Brown did all the things he was supposed to do to become successful in the eyes of the world. He was on the Dean’s Honor List as an undergraduate. He won the Law and Medicine prize in law school. He apprenticed with top criminal lawyer Eddie Greenspan. It had been Brown’s lifelong dream to practice criminal law and search for the truth in the courtroom.

But then, on the verge of opening a law practice, he heard a little voice inside telling him to stop, just stop. With great difficulty, he honored this voice and began a heartfelt quest for the truth that lived within him. Although he didn’t realize it at the time, Brown was actually questing for his innate image, the essential being that he came into this lifetime to embody. He was searching for his authentic face.

As part of his journey, Brown surrendered to his confusion and explored many possible paths. He studied Bioenergetics and did session work with co-founder Alexander Lowen. He practiced as a body-centered psychotherapist. He completed an MA in Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco and co-founded the Open Heart Gang, a benevolent gang with a heartfelt intention. He started his own business and became a successful entrepreneur.

The most important thing Brown did, however, was the inner work. By going inside and connecting his spirituality with his emotional life, he learned essential lessons. By learning to surrender to the “School of Heart Knocks” (the school of life), he found his authentic face and embraced the call to write Soulshaping. Although he resisted it at first, he soon realized that honoring the call was his best defense against sleeplessness. If he wrote, he slept. If he didn’t, he lay awake all night. This is in the nature of a calling.

Brown self-published the first edition of Soulshaping in December 2007. Called ‘Soulshaping: Adventures in Self-Creation’, the book was sold on a street level by a homeless man in Toronto and met with a tremendous response. It was picked up by North Atlantic Books soon thereafter and a beautiful new edition, distributed by Random House, entered bookstores in August 2009. Now named ‘Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation’, this edition includes a new preface written by Brown that speaks to the grass roots energy that moved the book into the world so quickly, validating his own intuition about the book’s connective and heartfelt nature.

After writing a series of inspirations for ABC’S ‘Good Morning America’ in early, 2010, and appearing on Fox News.com and dozens of radio shows, Brown wrote the viral blog ‘Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition)’ that autumn, catapulting him to a greater degree of notoriety, particularly in social media. Soon thereafter, he released his first film- Karmageddon- an award winning spiritual documentary that highlights his journey with spiritual teacher Bhagavan Das. Also featuring profound interviews with ‘Be Here Now’ author Ram Dass, yogis Seane Corn and David Life, and chanters Wah, Deva Premal and Miten, Karmageddon is a courageous, self-honest, unforgettable film about spirituality, integrity, and emotional healing. It can be purchased at www.karmageddonthemovie.com.

Jeff’s second book- Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground- was published in October, 2012. Strongly endorsed by Oprah ‘Soul Series’ Radio host Elizabeth Lesser and best-selling author’s Oriah Mountain Dreamer and Katherine Woodward Thomas, “Ascending” is a collection of some of Jeff’s most popular spiritual graffiti–quotes, soul-bytes and aphorisms frequently shared in social media.

His third book- Love It Forward- was published on Valentine’s Day, 2014. In this second book of spiritual graffiti, Love It Forward includes a number of Jeff’s most popular and profound love and relationship quotes. Endorsed by best-selling authors Carolyn Myss, Andrew Harvey and CNN’S Father Edward Beck, this beautiful book also includes a series of inspirations that Jeff wrote for ‘Good Morning America’ and is a reflection of his new movement, also called ‘Love It Forward’. His new publishing house- Enrealment Press- has just signed a deal with New Leaf distribution and will begin publishing other authors in 2015.

He is presently in his writing cave in Toronto, working on a higher consciousness love story and a book that reflects his views on spirituality.  Enrealment Press will be websited in the summer of 2014, and his teaching platform- Soulshaping Institute- will be developed after these 2 books are completed.

Arrogance and Forgiveness

ID-10016441When I was writing the “forgiveness” article,  an area that kept coming up for me – because it was brought up in the Support Group call – became a significant piece in the ‘forgiveness’ process. This is related to our arrogance around ‘forgiveness’. When we have a belief that ‘forgiveness’ is necessary for a situation or a person it is because we have a judgment of a right and a wrong occurring with this situation or person. This is a huge issue for many of us – myself included – because we have judged something as right or wrong and this judgment is just our perception. Let me explain how I became aware of a lingering issue related to arrogance and ‘forgiveness’ from a recent experience. Continue reading

News for the Heart interviews author Christopher Papadopoulos on Peace

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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

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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)

News for the Heart: Laurie Huston & Eric Altman discuss Our Dreams!

best banner eric smilingLaurie Huston from News for the Heart is talking with Eric Altman about Our Dreams and Wishes! We discuss the difference between what our ego/mind wants and desires and what our Soul dreams about. I take a personal issue and we work through the blocks that were keeping me from perfect health. Eric offers a meditation to ground us and to clear pathways in our mind so we may ground our Soul within our bodies! We discuss our ongoing Support Group that Eric created with Intuitive Soul that includes a weekly group call and his weekly Heart Field Healing sessions. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

June Newsletter 2015: Forgiveness

Do You Forgive?

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This month we continue our monthly Support Group I’m hosting with Eric Altman, it will include weekly calls with Eric and his weekly distant heart Transmissions  for a low price of only $97 per month if you sign up for 3 months. 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:
June has arrived, and we are smack dab in the middle of Mercury Retrograde in the sign of Gemini.  This has been a very interesting Mercury Retrograde, as I hear of people with phone issue to computer slow downs.  Yes, all kinds of communication errors are transpiring.  The key to remember is CLARITY, get clear.  I am finding mental distractions can lure you out of clarity very easily.  Mercury will be stationing direct on June 11, 2015.  His post shadow will be complete on June 27, giving us the opportunity to clearly straighten out any issues that may have transpired during the retrograde phase.

We start the month with Venus the planet of love and beauty moving into the sign of love, romance, and creativity, Leo on June 5th.  I welcome this vibration, the offering and receiving of love is a wonderful exchange, one that warms the heart.  Enjoy this month and this expression of love.  The tales can turn when Venus enters into her pre shadow on June 28th (more to come in July about Venus Retrograde this summer).  Listen to the love that resides in your heart for it is the vibration that will set you on path to discovering how to open your heart even more, so that the love you feel can flow freely.  Allow yourself to be playful with this transit of Venus in the sign of Leo in the month of June.

There are several aspects taking place from the 5th to the 10th.  To summarize them we are looking at action, growth, foundation, awakening, and breaking-free!  Create a story that resonates with you out of those five keywords!

On June 12, Neptune stations retrograde.  It is difficult to put into mundane words what this can mean to everyone, for Neptune does not enjoy being captive in the mundane reality.  This retrograde is speaking to the Soul in human form, trying to transcend the initiations of the physical reality by operating in the mental and spiritual realms.  What in your life, do you need to overcome?  What form of escapism is holding you in patterns or places that do not serve your highest good?  Use the powers of your mind and the faith in your heart to transcend the physical limitations that may be imposed upon you.

Saturn retrogrades back into Scorpio for one final dip in the waters on June 14.  Let’s travel back in time, back to December 6th to 24th 2014.  What were the structures that you had in place then?  What had you created, manifested, or worked towards back then?  You are given an opportunity once again to look at those structures in your life?  With the sign of Scorpio, we are also looking at release?  What do you need to release on a physical level or a deep emotional level that is keeping you stuck?  What restrictions have you imposed upon yourself that you are ready to let go of?  Take some time to ponder this as Saturn will be in Scorpio for the next few months.  He will station direct in August and does not fully move back into the sign of Sagittarius until Sept 17.

The Sun Moves into the sign of Cancer on June 21, marking the Summer Solstice!  Awaken to a new season of Light! The following day Jupiter trine Uranus marks the third and final hit.  This is the final turning point, the time of change, a time to start anew.  Move, gain attention and expand on what ever it is that you have been working on.  This is a super juicy good luck vibe, can you feel it?

Mars enters into the sign of Cancer on June 24th and when he does, we may all feel like slowing down a little.  Letting off some steam, perhaps take a dip, swim in the waters of life, and follow the flow.  What path of action do you need to take?  Follow your heart, your mind, and a combination of what is organically transpiring as you fully enJOY the month of JUNE!
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 June 4th 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!

My Inspiration: Forgiveness

ID-10027894This month has been a powerful one for me. It began with an interview with Eric Altman and continued with our support group calls and another interview with Jean Adrienne. The topic was around ‘forgiveness’! I know that for most people ‘forgiveness’ is just a mental exercise, similar to prayers and affirmations. We just go through the exercise of saying I forgive you, I forgive myself … or do the Ho’oponopono (I’m sorry, Please forgive me, I love you, Thank you). Many people realize that mentally, as in just saying the words, isn’t enough and so they try to bring it into their hearts. This is where true ‘forgiveness’ lies. However, there is one more layer of ‘forgiveness’ – beyond the mind and beyond the heart – and that is bringing ‘forgiveness’ into our guts. This is how we can truly ‘forgive’ someone.

The role of our ‘gut brain’ is to ‘protect’ us. It is all about survival. And our ‘gut brain’ informs us, if we are willing to listen, as to what is safe, and our ‘heart brain’ tells us what is to be trusted. When we can’t forgive, we aren’t trusting! And when we aren’t trusting we don’t feel ‘safe’.  Our lack of trust, which is accompanied by the feeling of being unsafe, is a deep issue with most of us and it runs to the root of our survival. It runs so deep that we tend to expect that this is our natural state. And this is not a feeling just for us as individuals. Our collective unconscious promotes that this – wherever we are – isn’t a ‘safe’ place. The major religions suggest that we were thrown out of the ‘Garden’. Our trust issues run as deep as not being able to forgive or trust God as a result! And THAT being the case, we will obviously have trust issues and will not feel safe.

Since ‘forgiveness’ is directly related to trust and trust is directly related to the feeling of safety, which is directly related to the role of our gut brain, we aren’t forgiving anyone because we don’t trust anyone – including ourselves. And how could we? We don’t even trust God. Therefore, one of our first goals is to address all areas where we don’t trust and can begin to feel safe. Then we can forgive ourselves, others, and even the Divine/Source.

Personally, the need to forgive myself is a big issue and it seems to be based on the unconscious beliefs that: I don’t trust the Divine Guidance within my life; I am alone; I have to have some control over my life; I don’t trust ‘Source’ to do what is needed for me; and I know better than ‘Source/God’! Can you see this as arrogance? (I will be writing a follow up article to this and it won’t be sent as a newsletter: it will be available by 15/06 on my blog labeled ‘Arrogance and Forgiveness’)

Do you see how unconsciously I’m judging the Divine? Do you see that I’m unconsciously suggesting that I could know better than the Divine? I need to forgive myself because these unconscious beliefs are just based on my lack of trust. After all I want to ‘know’ that the Divine is guiding my life and that I can trust this guidance!

If we realized just how much harm we do to ourselves by not forgiving and not letting go of our feelings about the situation and/or person – including the Divine; if we saw the harm caused by the amount of anger, frustration, and energy that builds up in us and gets stuck within us when we can’t let go – we would never want to withhold forgiveness. But our arrogance in thinking that we are ‘right’ and others are ‘wrong’ – as well as our innate distrust in the world and the role of the Divine/Source – makes it so difficult to forgive! All the pain and discomfort we feel stems from our failure to forgive and let go!

This last piece was just as big for me: I knew how to ‘let go’… but explaining it to others was often difficult for me. Letting go is forgiving! When we can trust and feel safe, when we can realize that it is just our perceptions that have made us hold onto something, then we can truly forgive and ‘let go’!

I believe the place we first must start is trust; to trust in the Divine Wisdom within our lives. Would you like to join me in gaining back the trust and restoring faith? I believe that the best way to do this is to remember all the times when we felt wronged – even by the Divine – and for us to realize that whatever we think was done was not what we perceived it to be and that we will perhaps never see the ‘bigger’ picture of our lives to understand what really happened. Yet in looking in on these past events where we think there was ‘wrong’ done to us we can acknowledge that our perceptions were not likely in alignment with the ‘bigger’ picture and as a result we have misperceived and judged and failed to communicate properly and allowed the misunderstanding to get ‘bigger’ inside us somehow. And we justified our thinking to ourselves and refused to forgive, refused to let go, refused to feel the relief of forgiveness – the feeling of safety and trust.

I invite you to determine what areas in your life still require forgiveness – and don’t forget yourself! And remember that we don’t ‘forgive’ just to be nice or to follow some religious principles to be ‘good’ … we forgive in order to make our world experience ‘safe’ through building our trust with the Source of all things – including ourselves as part of All That Is. And we do this by incorporating not only the mind and heart but also the gut: our very survival depends on it! Take some time to truly examine all of the situations and people – and the Divine – where you still hold this blocked energy of ‘non-forgiveness’ – you’ll feel it in your ‘heart’ – and see where you just didn’t know any better but did the best you could. Now, just forgive: have faith and trust in your own Divine Guidance and Let GO!

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 June 1st & 15th
Eric Altman June 8th
Christopher Papadopoulos June 22nd
Jeff Brown June 29th
Jane Wilkens Michael July 7th
David Watson TBA

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With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie

Do You Forgive?

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This month has been a powerful one for me. It began with an interview with Eric Altman and continued with our support group calls and another interview with Jean Adrienne. The topic was around ‘forgiveness’! I know that for most people ‘forgiveness’ is just a mental exercise, similar to prayers and affirmations. We just go through the exercise of saying I forgive you, I forgive myself … or do the Ho’oponopono (I’m sorry, Please forgive me, I love you, Thank you). Many people realize that mentally, as in just saying the words, isn’t enough and so they try to bring it into their hearts. This is where true ‘forgiveness’ lies. However, there is one more layer of ‘forgiveness’ – beyond the mind and beyond the heart – and that is bringing ‘forgiveness’ into our guts. This is how we can truly ‘forgive’ someone. Continue reading

News For The Heart: Laurie Huston & Eric Altman Discuss Forgiveness

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Laurie Huston from News for the Heart is talking with Eric Altman about Forgiveness! We discuss trust issues, how we take things personally when 99% of the time what we think happened didn’t and we want to blame these issues on others. Eric offers a meditation to ground us and to clear pathways in our mind to remove the old patterns of blame that keep us stuck and clear the energy so forgiveness can reach our heart! We discuss our ongoing Support Group that Eric created with Intuitive Soul that include a weekly group call and his weekly Heart Field Healing sessions. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

 

 

May Newsletter 2015: What’s Your Perception?

Happy May!
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I’m excited to have Nancy Arruda from UniversalSky writing our astrology for the month (we will have a live Hangouts on May 6th @ 1pm EST)! You can find that below. I’m excited that Eric Altman’s Support Group is really gaining momentum and we have created some great shows together. If you are serious about your Journey, and want to bring more “fun” back into your life, I highly recommend joining our support group, or at the very least listening to our shows!

I’m excited that we have finally sprung into Spring! We’ve had some days in the 20’s (70’s Fahrenheit), the trees have buds and the Magnolia trees are just about to bloom… my favorite tree!

What’s Up in the Universal Sky this month:
The Month of May, starting with the grounded energy of the Sun Taurus and ending with the duality of the Sun in Gemini!  The highlight this month is not always seen as a ‘highlight’, but rather, what some have come to dread.  Mercury stations retrograde on May 18th, 2015 at 9:49 PM EDT.  Mercury will be stationing Retrograde at 13 degrees of Gemini 08 minutes.  In his ruling sign, the trickster comes out to play, in full force, mixing up communications.  Why do we dread him so much?  He is here to teach us something, something about clarity, and how you are using your consciousness.  How many times do you speak clearly?  Do you think before you speak? Can you clearly define what it is that you desire in life?  Are you clear about everything that takes place in your thoughts?  Do you even pay attention to most of your thoughts going through y our head?  Probably not!  So why get angry when Mercury Retrograde asks you to define and clarify your thoughts or communications?  Why is it his fault?  Lets look at what this particular Mercury Retrograde is asking us… We are being asked to be more conscious.  A desire to transform our consciousness in understanding that we are all interconnected and that we communicate all the time, with the spoken and unspoken word.  What is the unspoken word?  How often do you have a thought only to find someone else is mentioning to you before you do?  Have you ever looked at how you can communicate with someone without even saying a word?  Heightened intuition is coming into play, the question is do you trust your intuition or not?  This Mercury Retrograde is asking you to get clear in your mind.  Think of your thoughts as the unspoken words that others can hear.  Do you want people listening into your thoughts?  Why should you say in your head what you would not want anyone to hear outside of your head?  If you desire to be living in a healthy, light, aligned, spiritual, and integral way, then take a look at your thoughts.  Are they clear?  Are they in alignment with what you desire to create?  Are they serving your highest good? Are they serving your highest aspirations?  This May, it is time to get clear!  Are you ready???

For those of you who would like the technical data… Mercury will enter into its pre shadow period on May 5th!  Start listening to your thoughts…look around you and see how they are manifesting or how they have already manifested!  Mercury will station retrograde on May 18th and station direct on June 11 at 4 degrees of Gemini (still dealing with consciousness and the mind).  Post shadow is complete on June 27th.  What did you learn???
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 May 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!

My Inspiration:

ID-10028347This month, I have been reviewing my perceptions and the perceptions of those around me. By perceptions I mean our thoughts about what others or ourselves are believing about what is happening in the world around us. I have noticed that I have been slipping into perceiving incorrectly and I have been bringing it up for discussion. I discussed this first with Jean Adrienne and later Eric Altman and I delved into it.

We tend to get very confused around the two, often separated, views in our world: on the one side we have the views of our ‘human aspect’ or ‘human nature’: the views of the inner child who strives to be right or the ego that creates disharmony in our lives and on the other side we have the views of the more enlightened and evolved ‘higher aspect’ or ‘higher nature’ of ourselves which we call our intuition,  our higher self,  our soul, or our BEing. The human nature, often referred to as the lower nature, doesn’t necessarily view things the same as our higher nature.

The thing that Eric and I discussed at length on my show was that we aren’t two different pieces, higher and lower nature, we are one. What we see as conflicting are aspects of our one nature and each of these aspects is truly just as important as the other. We are human beings that are having a spiritual experience, but we are also having a human experience. We’re not here to choose sides – we are here to find a way to bring them together and make them whole!

People who try to convince us that for us to BE evolved in this world we must transcend the ego are delusional. It is like trying to pretend that we have a million dollars when we can’t pay the rent. It is denying the aspect of ourselves that is here experiencing this world, the emotional richness of this world. The other aspect that is our BEing, our higher nature, is most helpful when we give this part of ourselves the opportunity to participate in a grounded and centered ‘vehicle’, our bodies. To think that we can just fly off to some higher nature world without being grounded and centered is equally delusional. The higher nature and the lower nature are both an essential aspect of our oneness – and every bit as important.

When it comes to perceptions, this is the human aspect of us that comes to light. It is that part of us that feels like we must defend ourselves, prove that we are right, or hide our vulnerabilities by reacting as if we are invulnerable. Whenever we are reacting, we have slipped (or separated) into our humanness and it is best to recognize this. We are human; we need not try to pretend we are anything but. However, to let this human aspect rule our lives is the opposite of what we are desiring – if we want to grow into love. [Laurie, do we want to ‘grow into love’ or ‘grow in love’? There MAY be a distinction here … and … unless EVERY blog refers to love in this way, you may want to introduce the concept of ‘love’ earlier in the article … to set the stage for this … to show that ‘love’ is the goal, the purpose, of all life and living – or whatever the heck love is all about (where’s Tina Turner at a time like this when  we are asking “What’s Love All About?”. BTW: by introducing ‘love’ here … you may want to consider adding it to the latter part of this article.]

When we aren’t recognizing our perceptions then we blame others for how we are feeling. We make our dis-ease into the person opposite us, our job, our employers, our friends and/or our family. We hope that instead of taking responsibility for our discomfort we can displace it onto someone or something else. We are afraid of seeing our own vulnerabilities, our own pain and fears. We have this belief that life is too much of a struggle and to actually touch these waters is to drown in our pain.

Earlier this month in a support group call Eric discussed the idea that “if you aren’t getting what you want then you don’t love yourself”. Therein lies our biggest problem: our lack of self-esteem,  confidence,  and self-love are what create our perceptions about life to go askew. We react from a place of low self-esteem or it may show up as the opposite, arrogance… yet either way it comes from a place of judging self or others. It comes from fear instead of love.

Think of an example where you are blaming someone else for your discomfort. This could be with a lover, and ex-lover, a work colleague, friend, or family member where something has occurred that you have perceived that you were betrayed, hurt, angry about, or where something has “happened” to you. Everything you are feeling in this situation is perception. You have taken something that happened and made it personal and made it about you. Therefore you have placed the blame on someone else for this occurrence, for your feeling this way. You may feel this has made you depressed or contributed to your already low self-esteem. However, no matter what, it is your perception of what has “happened” to you that has created an inner story and likely a story that you have been playing since you were a child.

When a story keeps playing in your life, you know the pattern is there to assist you to evolve towards love. However, what I am inviting you to become conscious about is that what you believed happened is not the motivation of the other people but rather you replaying your story: that in fact, the other person or people involved have their own story replaying in their ego and these people are as caught up as you are; that these people also just want to feel loved; and these people are also reacting to their own story, not trying to play into yours. And that if these people were conscious, they would be able to explain why they did what they did and that it had nothing to do with you.

What I invite you to ponder is what your underlying fear is? What moves you to react? What emotion are you trying to defer, distract or escape from that is the real problem? And if you could realize that by projecting it onto someone else you are not accepting your human side and that diving into this emotion would quickly disperse the fears, the emotions, and, in fact, even the perceptions – once the answers to these questions are identified.

It is never as unpleasant as we believe. It would empower you to see what is real and true. This is just adding to your story and you can discover that all the others that you are blaming, are as innocent as you are … or as human!

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 May 4th & 18th
Nancy Arruda May 5th
Eric Altman May 11th
David Watson TBA

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 are your Perceptions?

ID-10028347This month, I have been reviewing my perceptions and the perceptions of those around me. By perceptions I mean our thoughts about what others or ourselves are believing about what is happening in the world around us. I have noticed that I have been slipping into perceiving incorrectly and I have been bringing it up for discussion. I discussed this first with Jean Adrienne and later Eric Altman and I delved into it. Continue reading

News for the Heart talks with Eric Altman on Perceptions

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Laurie Huston from News for the Heart is talking with Eric Altman about Perceptions and Are you Listening and to Who? We discuss how we get caught in our Human qualities, see them as separate and want to project or blame them on others. We discuss how to own our emotions and let them assist us towards embracing both our Human and Higher aspect qualities. Eric offers a meditation to ground us and to clear pathways in our mind to remove the old patterns that keep us stuck! We discuss our New Support Group that Eric will be creating with Intuitive Soul for a weekly group call and his weekly Heart Field Healing sessions. Join us for this fascinating discussion! We’re Getting to the Heart of what Matters!

April Newsletter 2015: What’s Your Motivation?

Happy Easter!

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I know it is going to get warmer, but it is hard to see that when right now it is well below the normal high and there were even snow flakes in the air today!

This month we continue our monthly Support Group I’m hosting with Eric Altman, it will include weekly calls with Eric and his weekly distant Heart Transmissions  for a low price of only $97 per month if you sign up for 3 months. Please join us, it will be a great Support to our Spiritual Evolution! For more information or to join now GO HERE!

Transits this month:
Full moon/total lunar eclipse (called the pink moon) on April 4th at 6:16 am EDT is in Libra, which is about relationships and relationship with yourself. Due to the fact that it is a total lunar eclipse it will shine a light on what is balanced and unbalanced in your relationships, especially with self. Ask yourself what is out of balance on this full moon and over the next 6 months you should be able to focus on bringing it back into alignment.

Jupiter goes direct after being retrograde since Dec 8th. So on April 8th it will go direct in Leo, which is about our sense of Self and how to express our unique Soul.

Pluto lord of transformation will go retrograde on April 16-Sept 24th, in the sign of Capricorn. With Pluto, like other outer planets, retrograde is often a good thing, it means we can clean-up areas that need to be transformed. Since it is in my 6th house of health, I expect this to be the next stage in assisting me to be more motivated in assisting my health.

New moon in Aries, on the 18th 2:57 pm EDT is at 28 degrees, which is still about completing a cycle, however, the sun doesn’t move into Taurus until April 20th 5:41 am EDT (so, it isn’t as close as it has been these past 2 months). This new moon is very optimistic and indicates a strong new cycle and letting go of the past. It is a new stage that we can embrace to Wake UP!

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 April 2nd 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!

I will be away on a cruise and visiting my dear friend Jean Adrienne from April 1-14th, although, I will be available for some shows and remote work during this time. Please contact me at Laurie@IntuitiveSoul.com if needed.

What’s Your Motivation?

brown_rabbitThis past month I did a great interview with Eric Altman on motivation (https://www.intuitivesoul.com/news-for-the-heart-talks-with-eric-altman-on-motivation). To me this is an important piece to look at if we want to understand why we sabotage our own happiness. As you know, my personal journey has been focused on my health for the past couple of years, with the oncoming of Frozen Shoulders, heavy metal poisoning, and the realization that my body became pretty toxic as a result. In some ways it’s been a cosmetic reason, to lose weight but it has also been about having my shoulders functioning again. For too long now I have sabotaged my journey towards health by not doing what I know I need, and this process has dragged on, and in many ways has exasperated my pain.

While Eric and I were discussing what blocks us from attaining our goals, we touched upon an issue that many people have (Eric quoted that it could be as high as 95%). Many of us have an unconscious belief that we don’t want to be here. If it is such a high percentage, no wonder we sabotage out deepest desires! This is especially true when our desire is to be healthy. Up until 3 years ago, I didn’t have any physical distress. However, the chronic pain from both Frozen Shoulders and heavy metal poisoning brought about many changes. And many realizations about choices I’ve made and beliefs I’ve held, including that I didn’t want to be here. As well as decisions that if I were handicapped (chronic pain) I wouldn’t have to support myself. I didn’t have to take my chronic pain to this level or exasperate my condition further, because I realized the choices I was making and began the journey of healing.

Even though my shoulders are almost completely healed, I still continue to sabotage my health, even while I have consciously been focused on my health. And this is why I have continued to discuss it. This is the reason I want to discuss this with you. When you want something and you continue to sabotage your efforts, the place you need to look is your motivation. Conscious or unconscious, there is still a reason that you need to investigate, and discover why you continue to sabotage. Somewhere there is a conflicting motivation or belief that you need to uncover. Are you coming from a place from fear or love? This is critical when exploring your motivation.

Ask yourself if you are truly living? Where are you sabotaging your life? When you think about this life, do you often say you aren’t from here? Or are you looking forward to leaving, believing that the afterlife or your next life will be better? That this life you are being karmically punished?

When it comes to unconscious motivators we must remember that our “choices” come from the present! If we aren’t in the present, then we are reliving our past programming, our fears and our unconscious beliefs. When we are present and grounded, we can make better choices and observe and be more aware of our motivation. Both Eric and I have discussed how to become more grounded and that will allow for better choices (in our show https://www.intuitivesoul.com/news-for-the-heart-laurie-huston-talks-with-eric-altman). The trouble is that if on some unconscious level we do not want to be here suffering or for whatever reason, our motivation will be to sabotage the efforts of our conscious self who is doing our very best to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Beginning this Support Group with Eric Altman has definitely provided a new network of people to share and dream with. One of the most wonderful parts of being in a support group is that as you receive help and make progress on your journey, you are supporting others in the group on their journey. Likewise, as the other members of the group move forward on the issues they are working on, it helps you heal too! I invite you to share and explore your dreams and what is motivating them with us. If you find that there are certain things that you keep sabotaging, explore why. Discuss and share with a group of like-minded (or like-hearted) people. Find a way to be in charge of your choices and make sure all the parts of you are on board with moving in the same direction. Practice being Present and Grounded. This will assist you to be more aware. However, the most important thing to realize is that you are PERFECT just the way you are! Be Gentle to yourself and accept yourself! This will go a long way to Self-Love and Self-Care, the focus of 2015! And join our Support Group to support your Journey forward!

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: 

Eric Altman April 14th
Jean Adrienne April 20th
Nancy Arruda April 22nd
Kerri Kannan April 28th  
David Watson TBA

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With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie

What’s Your Motivation?

brown_rabbitThis past month I did a great interview with Eric Altman on motivation (https://www.intuitivesoul.com/news-for-the-heart-talks-with-eric-altman-on-motivation). To me this is an important piece to look at if we want to understand why we sabotage our own happiness. As you know, my personal journey has been focused on my health for the past couple of years, with the oncoming of Frozen Shoulders, heavy metal poisoning, and the realization that my body became pretty toxic as a result. In some ways it’s been a cosmetic reason, to lose weight but it has also been about having my shoulders functioning again. For too long now I have sabotaged my journey towards health by not doing what I know I need, and this process has dragged on, and in many ways has exasperated my pain. Continue reading