Self Love – A Journey With The Divine in Nature


Happy happy. What a glorious day it is here in New England, and what another whirlwind of a month February has turned out to be.

This heart rock I am holding was one of the many hearts I found while on the walk with the dogs last week just after the full moon.

This was the same walk with a picture I posted on social media last week with the green orb heart as pictured below. I will post more pictures from this day at the very end of this post.

Green heart orb under the rising full moon. Feb 2019

The Revelation

Fascinating as I stop and pause in reflection of my life …. The journey I have been on since 2005 has been extraordinary to say the least when I really think about all I have endured and overcome since then. It has been far from easy re-discovering myself and back to a fearless love state deeply rooted to my soul.

When things started to not only get more difficult for me after seeking protections from abuse, but escalated, and I didn’t know what to trust or who to trust or what to believe or not to believe, I stopped out of desperation as if it were my last breath of life.  I asked the divine for a sign that I was on the right path and that the decision I was about to embark on at the time was for my highest and best during one of the darkest days in my life desperate to be free from constant onslaught of abuse.

That happened 10 years ago this month in 2009. What I have learned about myself since then is still a masterpiece in the works.

When I posed that question to the universe out loud asking for help, I said a prayer to acknowledge and release all fear and asked for a sign that I am on the right path.  About an hour later, while driving over the Fore River Bridge, in Quincy, Massachusetts, I happened to see an angel in the sky.

Quincy, MA February 2009

Of course I took a picture.  And that picture was not one angel, but two. However, with the naked eye I only saw one.  To this day, I believe this was a divine sign from my aunt and grandmother who can also come in as one divine messenger too!

The quote came as a result of doing some picture collages for my children and this quote suddenly come to me in the form of a message from the divine to “stop, listen and observe for they will guide you”.

 

Understanding Love In Its Pure Form

There were many things I didn’t realize at the time when my journey began in 2005.  I had to re-learn what love is in its pure form, and undo what we are conditioned to think or believe based on propaganda, societal and religious ideologies that tend to be patriarchal and sexualized in nature.

In order to understand what love is in its pure form, I had to first learn how  to self-love again . This also means I had to understand that my desire to be “needed” or “validated” in order to feel loved was not love but my desperation for love from others.  This was also a form of dependency which many of us confuse with love as well.  We confuse doing for others or “martyrdom” as love and selfless, but at least to me and in my self discovery it is not.

What Love is NOT

Do I look in the mirror and focus on what’s wrong and focus on all the flaws?

Do I focus on why I can’t do something right?

Do I focus on comparing myself to another and loathe at what I am lacking?

Basically do we Gaslight the s*** out of ourselves or do we see the light that we are in its pure form and acknowledging all the perfect imperfections as divinely in order as it supposed to be?

How did we condition ourselves this way?

Who conditioned us with these beliefs?

We were not born this way.  It is time to break the cycle and step into our power and embrace the love energies the Universe is giving us.

The Journey Into Self Love

I refer back to the angel sign from February 2009. Since I did not know who to trust or what, I went up to the spirit realm. Since then, I have developed a relationship with and a language with the divine, and every now and then when I am off track or when I ask for guidance, I am blessed with messages in the form of signs.

Last week, a part of me reverted to old beliefs and patterns, and each time I was redirected in the form of signs of hearts everywhere and on this walk, there were at least ten hearts. Some are pictured below.

Love is BIGGER than us and yet one of the strongest emotions we experience as human beings.  We tend to put our defining moments and perceptions of love onto an experience with another.

In order to attract the love we seek in another, we must first have the greatest love affair with our self and through that vibration we attract that kind of lover and partner.

It’s been a journey into the discovery of love for sure. We forget that love is inherently FREE, yet many times we allow fear, judgement, and attempts to understand what it means distort the magic of it. However, I believe, we have yet to truly understand what is means in its pure form and in relation to self love, because we are conditioned that fulfillment resides in the magic of love with committed romantic relationship.

So what are we missing?

Over the years, I’ve learned love is pure and weightless that creates a chemical shift in our neurological system.

It is a force of nature pure and simple.

There are no conditions or expectations associated with love.

Love is about honoring what is and mastering presence.  It is NOT euphoria that comes and goes like passion, seduction and infatuation where we tend to confuse with love.

Love is bigger than the self or human conditioning. It’s the light that radiates within you. It is interconnected to all life and to the collective consciousness.

It is not a commodity that can be traded on Wall Street or something that can be turned on or off like a light switch.

You can invite love in. You can surrender to love by releasing fear, practicing presence and living in a state of gratitude.

Love is the life force that resides within you. It is unconditional.

when we honor the divine within, we open the door to infinite possibilities.

I am grateful for the divine signs to remind of these facts when I fall off track myself.

What is love to YOU?

What has love taught you?  Please share your thoughts and experiences with us.

How do you define love in your life?

In the meantime, I am here to help you. Don’t forget to pause, breathe and take a moment for yourself.

Please leave a comment below to let us know if this post inspired or helped you on your path.

With appreciation,
Laura

Book a reading or healing session today. Contact us here.


Here are the pictures from that walk.


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Self Care For The Empath Intentive (2 of 2)

Learn how to not only be an energy empath survivor but an energy empath thriver.

Are you considered overly-sensitive? Are you frustrated because you haven’t yet healed? Do any of these resonate with you?

– Overweight/Underweight

– Unexplanable lethargy

– Unfocused, or feeling lost

– Anxious or depressed, or

– Do you have digestion/elimination difficulties?

You may be empathic. Our sensitivities to the energy in and around us may be the cause for you to take on the pain, unhappiness, and other dis-ease of the people around you.

This class, self care for the empath may provide the answers you seek. The Universe has spoken and we have all been called to listen. Many of us have decided to choose the path of soul and spiritual living which has placed us on a path of self-realization.

In this class:

♡ Learn what about the traits of the empath.

♡ How to recognize when the “stuff” you are feeling is your own or someone else’s and what to do.

♡ Learn the tools of self discovery and see the gifts you have as a not a curse, but as a gift.

♡ Learn techniques that teach you how to effectively protect yourself from surrounding energies.

♡ Learn how to powerfully release the energies that no longer serve you.

♡ Learn how to honor and empower yourself.

♡ Learn how to trust your gut instincts aka your intuition aka the voice of your soul

♡ Also exercises given to be done at home in between classes.

Also:

• receive customized notebook

• access to a private self care for the empath support group.

This will be a powerful interactive class. You will no doubt leave more empowered with many tools for self care.

Join us for this special empath intensive of healing and empowerment. You owe it to yourself to invest in YOU

There will be a 45 min break for lunch

Dates: Two Sundays back to back in order to give you exercises to work on in between classes.

Investment:  $150

For latest updates and information:

Visit our Facebook events page

What others had to say:

“I highly recommend it for anyone being told they’re “too sensitive”, weighed down by their emotions or their environment or feel as though they don’t fit in. Laura is excellent at what she does and she has knowledge, compassion, insight and understanding that is truly unmatched.” – Debbie

For more feedback, click here

To Register:

call/text 857-880-0365 or fill out – Self Care for Empath REGISTRATION FORM

 

Self Care For The Empath Intentive (1 of 2)

Learn how to not only be an energy empath survivor but an energy empath thriver.

Are you considered overly-sensitive? Are you frustrated because you haven’t yet healed? Do any of these resonate with you?

  • Overweight/Underweight
  • Unexplanable lethargy
  • Unfocused, or feeling lost
  • Anxious or depresse d, or
  • Do you have digestion/elimination difficulties
  • Struggle with the energies around you?

You may be empathic. Our sensitivities to the energy in and around us may be the cause for you to take on the pain, unhappiness, and other dis-ease of the people around you.

This class, self care for the empath may provide the answers you seek.  This class is designed both for the beginner empath and the experienced empath wanting to learn more tools.

We will look in all areas of your life from spirituality to lifestyle, health, nutrition, and more.

In this class Learn:

  • What about the traits of the empath.
  • How to recognize when the “stuff” you are feeling is your own or someone else’s and what to do.
  • Tools of self discovery
  • How to discover the gifts you have a gift not a curse.
  • Techniques that teach you how to effectively protect yourself from surrounding energies.
  • How to powerfully release the energies that no longer serve you.
  • How to honor and empower yourself.
  • How to trust your gut instincts aka your intuition aka the voice of your soul
  • Discover what foods typically affect the empath
  • The role of nutrition and how to navigate the health care system as an empath.
  • Also exercises given to be done at home in between classes.

Also:

  • receive customized notebook
  • access to a private self care for the empath support group.

This will be a powerful interactive class. You will no doubt leave more empowered with many tools for self care.

Join us for this special empath intensive of healing and empowerment. You owe it to yourself to invest in YOU.

This is the ONLY planned currently planned for 2019.  

There will be a 45 min break for lunch

Dates: Two Sundays back to back in order to give you exercises to work on in between classes.

Investment:  $150

For latest updates and information:

Visit our Facebook events page

What others had to say:

“I highly recommend it for anyone being told they’re “too sensitive”, weighed down by their emotions or their environment or feel as though they don’t fit in. Laura is excellent at what she does and she has knowledge, compassion, insight and understanding that is truly unmatched.” – Debbie

For more feedback, click here

To Register:

call/text 857-880-0365 or fill out – Self Care for Empath REGISTRATION FORM

 

Surrender To Self Care and Nurture Your Soul RETREAT

Feeling depleted? Overwhelmed? Stressed? It is time to press pause. Let go of your obligations and responsibilities just for one day to replenish and tickle your soul. You ready to take some “you time”?

Women hold the medicine our world needs. Join us for a full day surrendering into self-care, journeying into self-discovery, nurturing your soul, and community.  Spend the day with us pampering the soul and lifting your spirit. This is about YOU.

This retreat is designed to help you create a deeper awareness and connection to the inner wisdom in a very nurturing environment.

Get back to you … Your authentic you.

Here is a small taste of your day:

  • A deeper discovery into self through an enrichment circle
  • Self-care and soul-fillment experientials
  • Renewal and reflection with Journaling and Creative Arts
  • Spiritual journeys of self-discovery and exploration in nature (earth, wind, fire, water)
  • Reiki vibrational healing meditationwith the Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Quiet time in nature
  • Connect with like-minded community
  • Get out of your mind and into your body and heart through conscious movement, music, dance, and energetic explorations of a Journey Dance* guided by Deneen McQueen
  • Healthy lunch, light snacks, and water provided.

Empower yourself and your soul. This will be a powerful interactive day with built in quiet time to go within. You will no doubt leave more empowered and living more in vibrational alignment with your authentic truth. 

What previous attendees had to say:

“Highly recommend”
“Love it. An Awesome day! Thank you.”
“I loved the bowls (OMG)”

“This was the best retreat I have been to and I go to a lot.”

“Others should know how relaxed and calm you will feel.”

“This retreat exceeded my expectations”.

“I loved it all – enough movement & contemplation – nicely balanced!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed Laura’s ability to guide me back to my inner self and appreciate me for all that I am.”

“Laura has a unique ability to guide attendees and help them become more in tune with themselves. She helps all see the beauty within and gives the tools to continue the work on your your own and carry it forward.”

“The journey dance experience was extraordinary”

What To Bring:

  • Dress comfortable with wear loose, easy to move in clothing for movement, but be mindful  and suitable of weather
  • Yoga mat
  • Comfortable shoes for movement and nature
  • Wear/Bring socks or bare feet for journey dance
  • A pen or colored pencils
  • Something for our sacred space (sage, flowers, herbs, crystals, etc)
  • Optional: Something to share with others for goodie bag (samples, biz coupons, etc)
  • An open mind
  • A smile

Retreat time:

Doors Open: 8:00 am

Social Gathering, Creative Time: 8am

Retreat:  8:30 am-5pm (with breaks for snack and lunch)

*About This Event’s Journey Dance Portion:

Get out of your mind and into your body and heart through conscious movement, music, dance, and the energetic explorations of JourneyDance.

Through a combination of dance, expressive arts, sacred drama, supportive mentoring, and contemplative process guided by Deneen McQueen, discover how to live your life with enthusiasm, passion, and purpose.

All are welcome to become part of this vibrant community and share this journey of self-exploration and self-acceptance.  Absolutely no dance experience necessary!

LOOKING FOR A WHOLE WEEKEND? 

Local accommodations at Nantasket Beach Resort located approximately 1-2mi from the retreat. On the beach with swimming pool and spa. Private units complete with fireplaces.

 

To Register:

Option 1:  Please mail a check made payable to “Laura Joseph” and mail to Cohasset Medical, Att: Laura, 256 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043. Put in subject line Oct Retreat with email address.  

Option 2: Pay online via eventbrite. Click here to pay with credit card.

INVESTMENT:

$175    –  Healthy lunch, coffee, tea, water and snacks included

Plus, goodie bag for each attendee, raffle, custom notebook, and more.

For latest updates, please check out our Facebook Event by clicking here.

Are You Planting Seeds This Spring Equinox?

A good morning start with the medicine of mourning dove and crow as my natural morning alarm system.  What a magical way to begin my day.  Both birds have been very strong personal totems for me communicating messages to me in the areas of love, divinity, and magic for many years.

I saw this fallen tree pictured in the graphic on a hike I went on a while ago and was amazed at the resiliency and survival instincts. We can learn so much about ourselves cradled in the arms of nature.

March has sure come charging in a lion and has no slowing down in sight to exit as a lamb. You feeling this? If you live in New England, you may have certainly been feeling this.

Today marks the vernal equinox or otherwise known as the spring equinox. For some this day may seem insignificant, but for others, it marks the return to light as well as for rebirth, new beginnings, and fresh starts and has been celebrated by almost every native culture across the globe.

So TODAY, I am reminded with this message that came to me during my morning meditation.

“As I release the dead of winter, I plant heirloom seeds for the future I envision.  Today, I nurture my soul.”

So I am curious, how are you using the energies of today to nurture your soul?

Feeling the need for more guidance or direction?  You may also want to check out the Card For The Day to help guide you further today and days to come.

Happy Spring Equinox. Be sure to nurture you and the soul you ARE.

With lots of love and appreciation,

Laura
Healing With Spirit 
Spiritual Medium, Speaker, Healer

 

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Self Care For The Empath Intentive (2 of 2)

Happy New Year. Kick off 2018 with a resolution of more self-care.

Learn how to not only be an energy empath survivor but an energy empath thriver.

Are you considered overly-sensitive? Are you frustrated because you haven’t yet healed? Do any of these resonate with you?

– Overweight/Underweight

– Unexplanable lethargy

– Unfocused, or feeling lost

– Anxious or depressed, or

– Do you have digestion/elimination difficulties?

You may be empathic. Our sensitivities to the energy in and around us may be the cause for you to take on the pain, unhappiness, and other dis-ease of the people around you.

This class, self care for the empath may provide the answers you seek. The Universe has spoken and we have all been called to listen. Many of us have decided to choose the path of soul and spiritual living which has placed us on a path of self-realization.

In this class:

♡ Learn what about the traits of the empath.

♡ How to recognize when the “stuff” you are feeling is your own or someone else’s and what to do.

♡ Learn the tools of self discovery and see the gifts you have as a not a curse, but as a gift.

♡ Learn techniques that teach you how to effectively protect yourself from surrounding energies.

♡ Learn how to powerfully release the energies that no longer serve you.

♡ Learn how to honor and empower yourself.

♡ Learn how to trust your gut instincts aka your intiution aka the voice of your soul

♡ Also exercises given to be done at home in between classes.

Also:

• receive customized notebook

• access to a private self care for the empath support group.

This will be a powerful interactive class. You will no doubt leave more empowered with many tools for self care.

Join us for this special 4 week intensive of healing and empowerment. You owe it to yourself to invest in YOU

There will be a 45 min break for lunch

Dates: Sat March 3rd AND Sat March 10th

Investment: $133 until January 15th

$150

To Register: private message us or call/text 857-880-0365

For latest updates and information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/534678483574391/” target=”_blank”>https://www.facebook.com/events/534678483574391/

What others had to say:

“I highly recommend it for anyone being told they’re “too sensitive”, weighed down by their emotions or their environment or feel as though they don’t fit in. Laura is excellent at what she does and she has knowledge, compassion, insight and understanding that is truly unmatched.” – Debbie

For more, visit http://www.laurahealingwithspirit.com/spiritual-dev-testamonials

Breaking Free From The Chains Of The Past


Trauma …

Trauma … We have all been affected by trauma one way or another in our lifetime. However, we may not realize how a traumatic event may have affected our life or impacted our soul.

The challenge is trauma doesn’t affect us the way we perceive it. It affects us on a cellular and soul level and may not even be in our own awareness leading to chronic illness, cancer, pain, poor relationships, etc.

So, when I read the following quote, it struck me and gave me lots to ponder on and contemplate ultimately leading to this post:

“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence.” – Eckhart Tolle

I am going on my 13th year when I made a crucial decision to leave an abusive relationship and begin my healing path for first time in my life.

One of the things that I have learned in my 13 years, is that the more I connected to the divine within, soul, inner child, it also reveals the root cause that wounded my core. I began to discover the roots to my fears, insecurities, and my own self sabotaging behaviors … to the place it all began … the seed that began decades before I married an abuser.

I began my healing journey broken wondering how to put all the pieces of me back together.

I began to employ traditional therapies (which didn’t help me much), support groups, spiritually based practices such as developing my sequestered intuition, meditation, reiki, acupuncture, journaling, dance, connecting to nature and more.

We have technology which is supposed to make us more connected than ever. However, we are actually more disconnected than ever. We are not connected to the very life that breathes underneath our feet, Mother Earth. We are not connected to our own BE-ing or essence.  We live in a society of wanting everything now, instant gratification, and a “plugged in” to that technology 24/7.

Unfortunately, healing doesn’t work like that. Employing a one day at a time mindset goes a long way as well as a lot of self-compassion. Learning new ways “to be” takes time. Discovering you again takes time. Developing new skill sets to heal takes time. Finding someone to help you who has the skill sets is huge if you can find that coach/healer.

Employing a mindset of presence helped me with my trauma, PTSD, anxiety and the physical illness that resulted from my trauma. There’s many ways to learn the art of presence whether through meditation or mindfulness-based practices, but from me, learning Jikiden Reiki changed everything for me. This is where I have seen the most growth in my life since I began this journey in 2005.

Want to learn more?

Please join me at one of these 4 events this spring:

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Self Care For The Empath Intentive (1 of 2)

Learn how to not only be an energy empath survivor but an energy empath thriver.

Are you considered overly-sensitive? Are you frustrated because you haven’t yet healed? Do any of these resonate with you?

– Overweight/Underweight

– Unexplanable lethargy

– Unfocused, or feeling lost

– Anxious or depressed, or

– Do you have digestion/elimination difficulties?

You may be empathic. Our sensitivities to the energy in and around us may be the cause for you to take on the pain, unhappiness, and other dis-ease of the people around you.

This class, self care for the empath may provide the answers you seek. The Universe has spoken and we have all been called to listen. Many of us have decided to choose the path of soul and spiritual living which has placed us on a path of self-realization.

In this class:

♡ Learn what about the traits of the empath.

♡ How to recognize when the “stuff” you are feeling is your own or someone else’s and what to do.

♡ Learn the tools of self discovery and see the gifts you have as a not a curse, but as a gift.

♡ Learn techniques that teach you how to effectively protect yourself from surrounding energies.

♡ Learn how to powerfully release the energies that no longer serve you.

♡ Learn how to honor and empower yourself.

♡ Learn how to trust your gut instincts aka your intiution aka the voice of your soul

♡ Also exercises given to be done at home in between classes.

Also:

• receive customized notebook

• access to a private self care for the empath support group.

This will be a powerful interactive class. You will no doubt leave more empowered with many tools for self care.

Join us for this special 4 week intensive of healing and empowerment. You owe it to yourself to invest in YOU

There will be a 45 min break for lunch

Dates: Two Sundays back to back in order to give you exercises to work on in between classes.

Investment:  $150

To Register:

Class Registration

 or call/text 857-880-0365

For latest updates and information:

Visit our Facebook events page

What others had to say:

“I highly recommend it for anyone being told they’re “too sensitive”, weighed down by their emotions or their environment or feel as though they don’t fit in. Laura is excellent at what she does and she has knowledge, compassion, insight and understanding that is truly unmatched.” – Debbie

For more feedback, click here