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?

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: 

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

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With Love and an Open Heart, Laurie

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! 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!

Image courtesy of njaj at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of njaj at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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!

Image courtesy of njaj at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of koratmember at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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

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

 

The Stories of ME!

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Image courtesy of koratmember at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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