I share my personal story to inspire you, my readers, to take the leap of fate and say yes to you and your desires. When we make a commitment to total healing we literally say yes to the quantum field of infinite possibilities. We make a contract with ourself to do whatever it takes to turn life around on the emotional, physical and spiritual plane to give our SELF the opportunity for pure alignment with our highest purpose. READ MORE…
WE ARE ALL WOUNDED. We all have an opportunity to shift from illness to wellness if we agree with our SELF that we are our greatest resource. With all we uncover, discover and recover we can manifest the life we desire by agreeing to take those simple baby steps daily. Are you ready for the ride of your life? Just say yes. READ MORE…
Are you ready to fully step in and heal whatever is holding you in abeyance? Isn't it time to stretch yourself beyond the confines of what you know and grow into your most amazing self? Go for it. Reach for the stars. Take the opportunity to live what your heart desires and soul already knows. Say yes to you. READ MORE...
Our bodies require time to integrate all the pieces of the bigger picture-energetically, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Because our humanly bodies have a limit to what they can absorb when in rapid fire we unconsciously stress ourselves to a point of dis-ease and disharmony. When balance is disrupted, we expose ourselves to a greater potential of heart attacks, cancer, stroke, emotional/psychological breakdown, sepsis, autoimmune deficiencies etc. READ MORE...
Does anybody know what it means to fit in? When does it feel right? As you hop on the path of authenticity and begin to shed what you've been told, the tendency is to become that “new” someone who no longer “fits into” the old patterns with your circle of friends and yes, even family. READ MORE...
This post is a reminder to me and all my readers to allow our brilliance to shine and carry us to a deeper knowing is an extraordinary gift we give ourselves and other. My son at age the age of 17 was able to shine his light on me. We all have our own timing as we are blessed with the ability to grow and transcend our fears..
How do we stay when our higher self-knows better? How do we learn to make "right" decisions based on freedom, not fear. When we get derailed (a human experience) we question decisions we’ve made over and over again until one day we simply stop questioning. It’s in that aha moment we simply know we are all right. READ MORE..
A Nine Year. A year to end the breach we have with ourselves. A prayer to the Universe to uphold positive energy as we set the tone for a new year- a year numerologically of new beginnings. READ MORE...
How amazing we are when we open our hearts to living an Audacious Life. We set into motion a set of tools that we automatically employ to provide solution and resolution to current and past emotional learned behavioral patterns. READ MORE...
WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE! I would like to share with you a very powerful transformation that has occurred over the past five months, one that lovingly challenged me to take a bold leap of faith (and deep knowing) so I could move into something more aligned with who I am today. May my insights and revelations entice you to take your next bold step forward....READ MORE
I come across many people who need to feel important. They’re the ones that know everything and have all the “right” suggestions and just seem to be filled with “right” answers. They always have the last word. So this has peaked my interest. I asked myself, “Is this empowerment or does thing stem from a need to feel important and recognized?” My heart immediately hones in on the little child screaming to be seen and heard...READ MORE
If I am not for me who will be for me
If I am just for me, what am I
If not now, when?
How many times have you prayed that the Universe will grant you yet another opportunity to love and be loved?...READ MORE
I am overjoyed to announce that the weather finally dipped below 80 degrees. The next six months will be heavenly.
I would like to wish all my friends and readers a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. The leaves have now turned in most places in the US. Although, I sit in my beautiful home in sunny AZ, I’m able to reflect with sweet memories all the years past of this beautiful time of the year....READ MORE
I trust you’re enjoying your summer. It is hot in sunny Arizona, but believe it or not, it’s not too bad. How quickly I’ve acclimated to the hotter temperatures of the southwest
It’s been a few months since I published a newsletter and for that I apologize. On a personal note I will share these past two months have been a time of transition and quieting. In that quieting, I gave myself permission to open, surrender and allow on a whole new level.
Happy New Year!
May the year 2015 be a year of wonderment, grace and openings for all.
It’s our choice to make this year a pivotal one as we continue to expand and be-come all we desire to be. All that’s required is the willingness to say yes to healing, joy and right alignment.
Remember we are always in process, never standing still. My beloved teacher, Rabbi David Cooper, taught me this. David would say, “I am David-ing, Laura is Laura-ing. I cherish his wisdom.
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and ready for what is ahead as we turn the corner of the last part of 2014. Hard to believe it’s almost October.
Wow what a seven-week journey I have been on!! I am grateful for the experiences I have and would like to share some events that shifted my consciousness and awakened me to even more understanding and compassion. Where do I start?
After two months on the east coast, I’ve returned to Tucson, AZ.
In reflection, these months have been about clarity and completion-a journey of releasing residual energetic patterns from the past so I may move ahead and embrace the next chapter of my life (no pun intended.)
What do we do when we get to the edge of the cliff? Do we set up camp and rest?
Fear keeps us from leaping forward, yet our knowing keeps us from going back down the hill.
So we sit and set up camp at the edge of the cliff.
I was recently in a lively conversation with a friend who’s in that in-between state of listening to his inner knowing vs. listening to the personality-self desiring safety. Listening to him I had this vision of his situation. Knowing all to well he is not alone in this in-between state, this was a perfect blog post.
What I saw was his setting up a tent at the edge of a cliff and just sitting and resting. It’s a safe place. It’s that in-between place-a place of, oh no, what do I do now! Do I leap off the cliff knowing, trusting the net will appear or do I pack up my tent and head back down the mountain?
The reality is this place, this being on the edge of the cliff, IS the place where the next huge shift occurs. This, of course, can be terrifying if we don’t fully believe in our higher knowing, god self, what ever you choose to call it. It’s the place in our heart where we make the decision we must move ahead and take the risk that all will be well.
It’s the place where shift occurs!
The first time I experienced being on the edge I actually thought I was having a psychotic break. It was during my first silent meditation retreat. When I shared my experience with my teacher at the time, David Cooper, he said, “You went to the edge. Good for you.”
So that’s what going to the edge looks like! I was grateful I wasn’t really losing it.
It’s in that place we learn what our next step is. At that point we have the choice of turning around and going backwards (although I am not sure that’s possible) or continuing to move forward with grace and courage. It is the time we deepen our awareness and trust that we are indeed guided, loved and held by the Universe and others.
The key is to recognize this is the journey and to acknowledge what is coming up that might keep you resting on the edge of the cliff rather than trusting enough to take the leap!
We know this is a metaphor for trusting our highest knowing that we are all supported therefore the net will always appear…
Questions to ponder-
How do you feel when you reach a certain point in your life and are unsettled as to the next step? Go deep into inquiry and see where you get stuck in old fears or conditioning.
Do you trust your true self, your inner guidance, your soul knowing?
Are you aware of the places and spaces that keep you in abeyance?
Are you willing to be the best you can be?
Trust in self is the key that unlocks all doors.
That is the first line in the book, Unlocking the Invisible Child!
What does it mean to have the courage to love yourself enough?
What does truly loving yourself unconditionally, without judgment or criticism, look like to you?
Do you have the courage to love yourself enough so you may love another?
When I began my healing journey it was about learning to love all of me-nothing left behind. For me, it meant loving and accepting my disfigured and disabled upper extremities. At the time, I had no awareness that deep emotional pain could source physical manifestation rather than the other way around. It’s the chicken and the egg story. Was I emotionally distraught, which led to physical illness? Or was the physical illness the cause of my emotional suffering. Many thanks to the scientific community, i.e. Dr. Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza and many more, which support the beliefs we carry, indeed alter our DNA. How was I to love myself when I felt so unacceptable?
What I remember the most was the profound shift that occurred when I became gentler, kinder, and more aware of how I hid-so afraid to be seen by others because I felt like damaged merchandise.
When I laid down my weapons and picked up my angel wings.
The willingness to open to the possibility of loving my hands, my arms, without judgment helped to relinquish the deep anger at ‘them’ for causing such immense pain and embarrassment for most of my life. I found that special place within where I was able to nurture me and grow to love my hands even in their disfigurement.
I believed in my heart that if I could love my hands-they would love me back.
So that is precisely what I did! I would speak tenderly to my hands caressing them, loving them, as I visualized ‘them’ healed and whole, capable of doing what quote, unquote normal people did-everyday tasks like holding a glass with one hand, opening a door, a jar, holding onto things that I couldn’t do at the moment.
I allowed my heart to pave the road to what true healing really was. I consciously took it away from the physical and let my heart to do the work.
I remember for my son’s bar mitzvah I was making chocolate basketball candies for the children’s gift bags and all the while I’m using my teeth to tie the ribbon together on top of the bag (because I did not have the dexterity/strength in my fingers) I started to laugh acknowledging how ridiculous, how abnormal this was! Yet, nothing could stop me from doing what I was doing, as difficult is it was.
That’s when I had an ‘aha’ moment.
My heart was guiding my hands.
The energy was flowing from my heart to my hands. This was the beginning of my heart healing. It never matter how dysfunctional or limited my hands were- I was living, consciously or unconsciously, in the heart energy. When I learned hands are in the heart chakra it became crystal clear just how powerful the hand-heart connection was.
In retrospect, my heart has always been in charge. The healing that occurred began with relinquishing my heart sadness and grief, the same grief, which manifested as a dis-ease in my hands.
Today, I never question how I look or if my hands will continue to gain strength etc. I never feel like damaged merchandise. I simply rest in the glow of my heart guidance.
Recently, I spoke to a woman, who after reading my book, stated her husband suffers from a similar physical dis-ease where he has lost muscle strength and control of his hands, sharing all he wants in this world is to be able to do something normal. Boy, do I understand.
I suggested she ask her husband what his heart wants. Take the energy away from the physical and go into the heart. That’s where the answers live.
The truth lies below the surface-deep within the soul.
In the healing work with my clients we journey to the source of the original pain to learn to love one self as a whole, not fractured, individual. You learn to love with grace and compassion for self and other.
We choose different ways to bring forth our soul pain and discomfort. I chose a physical dis-ease. Some choose co-dependencies of all kinds (addictions, eating disorders.)
Below are some questions you might want to ask yourself to help you identify what might be keeping you form loving yourself completely.
What part of you (physical, emotional, patterns of behavior) is difficult to love-accept-cherish?
Go deeper and identify the original source of your discomfort or dis-ease?
Are you willing to love all of you?
Are you willing to open to the grace of who you are?
When you reside in your heart-your heart will bring you unconditional love & acceptance.
That’s what it means to go to the heart-of-the-matter.