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Lysa W. Harrisburg, PA

One of the first times I spoke with Laura, she asked me whether I wanted to meet my spirit guide because my spirit guide wanted her to introduce us. The connection she made for me powerfully changed and improved my intuitive abilities, and opened up new opportunities for spiritual growth and …just added beauty to my life!

I’m so thankful, every time we talk, for the insight she holds, and the easy connection with the Spirit world that she has and shares!

July 3, 2019

We’re Not There Yet

Late last week the Dalai Lama did an interview where he stated that if a woman took over as Dalai Lama she should be pretty or nice to look at. This quickly took over my social media feeds and is still coming up. So let’s talk about it.

I think it’s important to take stalk of where we are versus where we would like to be. There are some common themes in spiritual circles that need to be acknowledged.

  1. Women shouldn’t have to be pretty to be relevant.
    This is absolutely true. It’s also easy to find a woman that doesn’t fit the typical standard of beauty in western culture that has made a name for herself. It’s also not hard for me to figure out that a short skirt and some cleavage can help me get a job if the interviewer is a straight male.
    While I’d love to sit here and write that we’ve completely done away with the idea that a good looking woman is no more or less better off than another, we’re not there yet.
  2. People should not charge for their spiritual gifts.
    You don’t have to spend much time in spiritual circles to find groups of people that believe that if you have intuitive or healing gifts, you should not charge for those services. Essentially these folks have given up on the idea of a monetary system entirely. Many have also vilified money.
    The problem here is obvious. We still live in a society that depends on money for survival. So if you vilify money and don’t charge for your services, how are you surviving?
    The idea is terrific and it’s a great goal to work toward, but we’re not there yet.
  3. The western medical system is corrupt and controlled by the pharmaceutical industry.
    Maybe it is. That said, if your guts are hanging out of your body, your chiropractor, naturopath, Reiki healer is not going to be able to help you. You still need western medicine. We can’t be throwing the baby out with the bath water. Both systems need to work in tandem and recognize each other’s benefits.
    Can we get to a place where this is not the case and the medical system is independent of the pharmaceutical companies? Sure. We’re not there yet.
  4. Marianne Williamson is running for President in the United States and most think she’s crazy.
    When she gets up there and says things like “the human body has the ability to heal itself”, most of society still looks at her like she’s nuts. What she said isn’t wrong. The human body does have the ability to heal itself. It requires a certain set of beliefs and a mindset that most people don’t have.
    The world simply isn’t ready for the message that Marianne Williamson is putting out there. While it’s great to give a public voice to some of these things, it’s not going to be accepted as anything but crazy by most of western society. We’re just not there yet.

So what are we to do? There are many people that have evolved past a lot of these old ideas and beliefs. The rest of the world just hasn’t caught up yet. What do we do in the meantime?

First, accept what is. Abraham Hicks, Eckhart Tolle and others will tell you to simply accept what is. Resisting what is, being anti what is, just puts more energy into what you don’t want. So it’s time to accept that the Dalai Lama is still a human male that enjoys looking at good looking women, we still need money, the pharmaceutical industry still has control over the medical system and the world isn’t ready for Marianne Williamson. Just get okay with these things.

Now put energy into what you do want. Share your message. Talk to people that agree with you and people that don’t. Have these conversations. Turn these ideas on their heads. Put yourself out there, even if it feels like you’re slogging through quicksand. Focus only on what you do want while accepting the things you don’t. This is how we create change.

Playing victim to these things and looking for a bubble where these things don’t exist doesn’t get you anywhere. Letting this stuff bother you for any more than a minute is an exercise in being a victim and letting the world tell you how to feel. This stuff just is. Accept it. Put your message out there anyway. Realize that we’re just not there yet. That’s okay too.

New Age Myths Explained: A Response to 5 Potentially Hazardous New Age Myths

Elephant Journal shared an article recently titled 5 Potentially Hazardous New Age Myths. I’d like to go through each of the quotes they used and change the perspective a little bit.

1. “Everything is an illusion,” or The Myth that Metaphysical Truths are Actually Useful in Everyday Living.

Is everything around us really an illusion? It’s an interesting use of the word illusion. Typically when we think of illusions we think of holographs or tricks of the eye. But is that what’s happening in our reality? Is everything a trick of the eye? In a word, yes.

Everything around us energy. It’s your body’s ability to perceive that energy in certain ways that creates the objects you see around you on a daily basis. For example, if you have no sense of smell and somebody gives you a flower to enjoy, you are unable to perceive the scent the flower gives off, limiting your perception of the flower immensely. The scent of the flower then becomes an illusion because it isn’t part of your reality.

It’s understandable that everything appears very real to the human form. Remember that you are not your human form. You are a spirit in a meat suit, having a very human experience. The human body is a vehicle for you to drive around in during your time here on planet Earth. Your body is no different to the spirit than your car is to you. Your body is a temporary vehicle, made of pure love energy, that is here to explore, learn and grow.

The illusion is that you are stuck in the reality you’ve created for yourself. If you don’t like your current reality you have the ability to change it. Change your thoughts about the things around you, change your beliefs in how you think things work, make new choices and watch what happens.

2. “No one can hurt you unless you let them,” or The Myth of Invulnerability.

The article uses this quotation to talk about death. This isn’t really a great application of this quotation. The true and much more easily accessible application of this quote would be to things like people cutting you off in traffic, somebody insulting you or being mean or your mom telling you you’re fat for the fifth time that day.

You always have the choice of how you react to the people around you. You don’t have to get mad, it’s a choice. You don’t have to get hurt, it’s a choice. You don’t have to take stuff on, it’s a choice.

The ability to do this comes from the understanding that people are always projecting their own stuff. How people feel and think about you has nothing to do with you.

It’s the ability to recognize that everybody can only understand from their level of perception. If they are afraid of heights and you tell them you’re going skydiving, they are going to tell you about how dangerous it is. If you believe them, you won’t go skydiving. They are projecting their fear of heights on to you hoping you’ll take on the same fear and agree with them.

Let’s talk about the idea of death here. As I’ve previously stated, the human form is meant to be temporary. The spirit form of that individual lives on forever. The shedding of the human body is no different than selling your car and getting a new one. However, humans go through a grieving process because of the loss of the physical presence. This is completely normal and there is nothing wrong with it.

The problem arises when we think contact has been broken or lost in some way. All humans have the ability to connect with the spirit world. We are all spirits in our natural form anyway! The only thing that creates any sense of separation is that you believe you are unable to connect with the spirit world. You’ve been trained out of it. Open yourself up to the possibility of connecting with the spirit world and watch your family and friends return to you in a more powerful, connected way than they ever could while in physical form.

As for the emotions that go with death or any other event that causes you to feel something, you can and should feel all the feelings. Don’t attach a story to the feelings. Don’t attach an event to the feelings. Just allow the feelings to release themselves and move on. Simply allowing the emotion through you, without holding on to it or making up a story about it, is the best way to work through anything. Holding emotion in the body will eventually make the physical body sick. Release any and all emotions that come up, without projecting them onto anybody around you. It’s nobody’s fault you feel that way, you just do. Allow it and move on. Later on, you can feel into why that thing that happened triggered you. Until then, just feel and release.

3. “You don’t need anyone” or The Myth of Independence.

There is a vast difference between needing in a co-dependent kind of a way, and allowing people to share an experience with you. Needing somebody so that you can be happy or okay in any way is not healthy. Needing somebody because you’re co-dependent on them, like continuing to live with the spouse you’re in the middle of divorce proceedings with, is also unhealthy in most cases. Deciding you are incomplete without people in your life is unhealthy. Each of us are complete beings on our own.

You really shouldn’t need anybody, but you should want them. You should want to share your journey and experiences with the people around you. This is absolutely healthy and normal. Don’t be afraid to be around people and have people in your life.

Just learn to be okay with people coming and going. Give people the freedom to grow and explore on their own. Don’t get so clingy and attached that if they don’t call at 4pm on Tuesday you’re mad for a month. Allow the ebb and flow of relationship to be what it is without the dependent, needy, clingy thing most humans are inclined to create.

Be okay on your own and be very grateful when aligned people show up in your life. Enjoy their presence fully while they are there and allow them to leave when the relationship has run its course. This is the healthiest way to approach any relationship, including marriage. Allow relationships, don’t need them.

4. “Love is…” or The Myth of Certainty.

Love is where you came from, it’s what you are, it’s what you always will be.

Humans are incapable of true, unconditional love. Human love is conditional on behaviour, opinions, attitudes and beliefs. When the toddler does something you don’t like, you get mad at the toddler. Anger is not love. They cannot co-exist. In that moment of anger, you do not love the child. Once the anger is gone, the love returns, of course. This is the conditionality of love in the human form.

The spirit experiences no anger regardless of what the child does. The spirit is not bothered by the behaviour of the toddler, knowing full well that if the child is left to simply follow their own guidance, they will find their way.

I’m not suggesting that we start letting kids stick objects into light sockets or play in traffic, however, if true, unconditional love were available to humans, anger, fear, jealousy and hate would not and could not exist or be felt.

There is a line in the article I want to address. I’ve already touched on it, but I want to address it more directly. It’s this:

I’ve heard people accuse those who have life-threatening illnesses such as MS or cancer of choosing or causing their disease—a supposedly empowering belief that seems rather cruel.

All disease is energy. You are an energetic being. You are interpreting and translating energy in every second of every day. Your body and any disease that is within it, is also energy.

There are a few reasons why people experience disease and illness in their physical form: holding on to emotion, an excuse to not achieve or do well, or coming into a human form with a disease already present. Let’s look at each of these.

Stuck emotion is a very common reason for pain and illness in the body. The most likely physical manifestations of emotional trauma are things like sore joints and arthritis. However, this can and will progress beyond that to things like cancer if emotion continues to build up and be repressed in the body. This is another reason why allowing the emotions to flow through and be released is so important.

The belief that something outside of you caused the illness, creates the scenario where you let the environment decide whether or not you’re well. This means you believe in flu season and the dangers of certain chemicals and so on. So if you’ve lived on a farm your whole life and you used some fertilizer, read a news story that the fertilizer you were using causes cancer and believed that story, you could in fact create cancer in your own body.

Thousands of people manifested gluten sensitivity when that was all over the news a few years ago. They took on the belief that it was the wheat that was making them sick. The body will play along with any belief, and so the body starts to feel ill after eating bread because the brain decided that’s what needed to happen. The belief created the reality.

Sometimes people put themselves in their own way, physically. They manifest illness and injury as a way to keep themselves from being successful, doing what they truly want and being who they are. Instead of being themselves, they take on the identity of a sick person and become that instead. This is using the body as a reason for not achieving by making the body incapable of doing what it needs to do. Disease and injury as a form of self sabotage is a common thing.

Some souls choose to come into a body that is sick. The spirit version of you created this. It is still you that chose it, just not the version you tend to identify with. Remember you’re a spirit and you chose your entire life, from before conception until the minute the human form dies. For some of us that’s choosing to come into a body that doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. There are lessons there too and reasons for that experience that will be up to the individual to discover.

There is one other type of “sickness” that comes up and that’s ascension. Ascension symptoms include things like headaches, dizziness, spiritual flu, nausea, tiredness and so on. The list of symptoms is long. The difference between actual illness and ascension is that the doctor won’t find anything wrong with you. There is no inflammation. There is no swelling. There isn’t anything actually going on.

The medical system doesn’t diagnose ascension and so what we end up with is people who are experiencing ascension being labelled with umbrella diseases like chronic fatigue because the system doesn’t yet recognize that ascension can make somebody feel awful without actually having them be sick.

5. “You are responsible for everything that happens to you” or The Myth of Control.

Yes you are. Whether it’s your conscious mind or your spirit, you are responsible for everything that happens for you, not to you. To you implies that you are a victim of your reality, which you are not since you created it. It is only when we take full responsibility for absolutely everything that we can begin to fully heal.

This is tough for the ego to swallow. It wants to project fault onto something or someone that it thinks is outside of itself. Here’s the truth: we all come from the same pot of stardust. The perception of separation is the true illusion. We are all one big pot of energy. We are all divine love. There is nothing that is separate from you, regardless of what your human form tells you.

What people generally point out is that nobody wishes to be beaten up, raped, get cancer and so on. Those aren’t things we consciously, with our egoic minds, create. That is very true. It is the spirit that is you that puts your human form into these different experiences because there are things to be learned and felt.

The human form still has a ton of control, mind you. I’m not suggesting that life is fated in any way. The spirit is making choices based on your current thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions around what needs to be experienced and learned.

The way you work with this is to listen fully to your spirit, do all the crazy things it tells you to, love life, create, have fun and just be. Listening to the small, inner voice that’s there is how you get some perceived “control” over things.

Not taking responsibility is the reason why you keep getting the same lessons on repeat. This is why you date the same type of guy/gal all the time and the same horrible break up happens. This is why every time you get some money something breaks. This is why you continue to experience similar types of events over and over again. It’s because the lesson isn’t being learned by the human and so the spirit continues to create similar events until the human learns the lesson. As long as you’re blaming the people and things around you, that same lesson will continue to play out.

We’ve come full circle now. The experiences are there for a reason. Understand and take responsibility for the fact that you are creating them by your thoughts, feelings and beliefs and change those, don’t try to control the outside world, control yourself.

The human form doesn’t like taking responsibility for the choices the spirit made when it wasn’t looking or couldn’t make those choices for themselves because they were an infant or not born yet. But this is the reality. This does not mean you beat yourself over the head with a bat. It is not a hammer to beat on self with. It is a tool to use to heal with.

This is freeing if you understand that it also means that nothing outside of you is affecting you: not the weather, not flu season, not fertilizer, not the food you eat, not the people going by, not vaccines, nothing. Nothing outside of you is affecting you. You are complete, whole, perfect, pure, unconditional love all on your own without changing or doing anything.

Begin to understand fully that you are spirit first and human second. Just like you are not your car, your spirit is not your body. True recognition of that will free you from the perceived burden of being responsible for things you think you have no control over. You do have control. You always did, from before conception until right now, you have had control. If you don’t like your creation make new choices. Change your perception. Watch what happens when you do.

Podcast Episode 8 Sickness as Energy

All sickness is energy in the body because the body is energy, so everything that is in it must also be energy. 
The human mind has control over the body and whether or not it gets sick. We can simply choose to stay well and will be well. Learn more about how we can control sickness and what identifying as sick really does to our experience.

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Podcast Episode 7 – Spirituality vs Religion

People often wonder what the difference is between spirituality and religion. Aren’t they the same thing? In this podcast I’ll be discussing the difference between religion and spirituality. I’ll also look at the New Age Spirituality and whether it’s possible to combine spirituality and religion.

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Podcast Episode 6 – You Have The Power

We all create our own realities through our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. In this episode, Laura talks about the things we do that are creating that reality and how we can help ourselves to create a life we don’t need a vacation from.

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Podcast Episode 5 -How to Be a Decent Human Being

I’ll be discussing why being stuck in our minds creates a world that is seemingly quite uncaring. I’ll look at how to get out of the mind so that the world around us can be explored and acknowledged on more than just a surface level.

Consider supporting this podcast for as little as $1 per month through Patreon. The money will be used to provide hosting, transcription and editing services to be able to continue the production.

Podcast Episode 4 – Expectations

Expectations tend to make us permanently unhappy. Learn why it’s important to stop expecting things from other people and how to be happy anyway.

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Boundaries and the Illusion of Separation

The fourth dimensional timeline includes the separation and boundaries experienced in the third dimension. This is still necessary here because people are still learning about judgement and the illusion of separation. They are also still healing their wounds and traumas that create the need for judgement and separation.

It is not until we get to the fifth dimension and finish the healing work, that we actually remove the need for boundaries and integrate the idea that there is no separation. Everybody in 4D will get to here by the way, in their own time and space.

It’s easy to judge people as they request boundaries or separation. But when we do that, we too are coming from a place of ego. If we are judging somebody else’s judgement, we’re just mirroring their behaviour.

Releasing judgement takes practice. It’s not something that happens overnight. As we heal our own traumas and release our opinions and judgement of things, the ego will want to replace those opinions with new ones to fill the perceived hole. The trick is to fill the space with love, not more opinions.

The journey of the 4D path is a long one. It’s the space where we recognize and heal our traumas, call ourselves on our own stuff and learn to love everybody where they are at. We can’t bring all this stuff to 5D, so the 4D path is one of shedding all of the baggage. It’s only once we lose all the baggage that we can transition to 5D.