I love trees. They have so much to say if we quiet the mind and listen to their wisdom.
The weather here in New England has been less than kind over the past week. Mother Earth is quite unhappy.
However, there is also such beauty in the storm. We just have to shift our perspective a bit and open our eyes to see. She is helping us cleanse our shadows and reveal ancient wisdoms for us to see and feel what she is showing us.
Today’s message from the tree:
“I reach to the sky
with my extended branches.
Catching each snowflake and
Letting it melt into my bark.
My roots are nourished as
I drink up and quench my thirst.
I extend my reach underground
To brace myself in these winds.
My trunk holds me steady
As I ride out this storm
Balancing my branches above
And my roots below.
I provide you nourishment too
And provide you with the air you breathe.
Why have you forsaken me?
Do not see my intrinsic value?
We are connected
You and I
Don’t you see?
Don’t you see?
And I will provide for you”
I am wondering how many of you are glad to see July go. What a month we had. The Universe and our souls pushed our buttons to get us out of our comfort zones, challenged relationships, and forced us to face the things needing change so we may continue to evolve from the caterpillar to the emerging butterfly. Were you open to change or resistant?
If we are in a state of fear, how can we love? AND vice versa, if we are in a state of love, how can we fear? Learning the art of detachment from people, places, and things have also surfaced to allow for more soul growth.
We can not control the size, shape, and velocity of the waves that come ashore. So why do we try to control the waves of life? It is time we learned to ride the waves and have fun learning to surf. Wow, I what a shift right there. Wouldn’t you agree?
This is the lesson we are all faced with right now. Master riding the waves of change and you will see the world from a whole new perspective. Then watch everything else around you change like magic. Try it. What do you have to lose? What do you have to gain?
Since 2016 began, we have been pushed to extremes, prodded, and forced to examine our inner selves and workings. What I see is that we’re being forced to address the idea of attachments and the art of learning to detach. We build attachments as human beings to people, places, and things.
Our human ego builds emotional attachments and feeds on them. The big struggle I am seeing with many of us right now as we adjust to all the downloads and cosmic upgrades, is learning to let go of those attachments and trust in the process. This doesn’t mean that you stop caring or stop doing certain things. It simply means removing the emotional attachments.
Detachment vs Non Attachment
There is a difference between detachment and non attachment. In this context of this post, according to Miriam Webster Dictionary, detachment is 1. the action or process of detaching : SEPARATION
2. indifference to worldly concerns : ALOOFNESS
3. freedom from bias or prejudice
In the same context, Mirriam Webster Dictionary defines non attachment as lack of attachment (as to worldly concerns).
Early in healing path, I felt what I was writing here was about “detachment”, but the deeper my healing and growth got, the more I realized it is NOT about detachment, but NON attachment.
I began to see how detachment can lead to “disconnection”. That is NOT what we are striving for as that can be unhealthy.
“In the first meaning, it refers to an inability to connect with others on an emotional level, as well as a means of coping with anxiety by avoiding certain situations that trigger it; it is often described as “emotional numbing” or dissociation.
In the second sense, it is a type of mental assertiveness that allows people to maintain their boundaries and psychic integrity when faced with the emotional demands of another person or group of persons.”
In Psychology Today, Nonattachment was defined as “what occurs when we can let go of the need to be in dogged control of what is occurring and can reduce our demands on the present moment to be any way in particular.” It is much different than “detachment”.
This is where I feel I must say how much language matters. I am still working on THIS concept and understanding how it impacts us and can define us. But, a topic on languaging is for another day. Let’s continue on.
The Art of Learning Non Attachment
In Buddhism, the concept of attachments is simple. We create attachments in our attempt to control our life and experiences based on certain belief systems we have learned along the way.
“Non attachment is aligned with psychological maturity and insight into the ever-changing nature of experience and the futility of trying to control it. Non attachment is not a passive or apathetic quality, it does not require the renunciation of life or moving to a cave in the Himalayas. Rather, non attachment involves doing whatever would normally drive you, just without fixation and the accompanied rumination and worry about getting everything right, or adhering to the societal- or self-imposed expectations about what your life should be like.” (Psychology Today)
The art of learning to healthily detach oneself from people, places, and things, has proven to be a undaunting task for sure as we begin to question everything and everyone in our lives. We even begin to question our very existence and path. Are you experiencing this yourself? I’d like know, and I’m sure others would too. Please share your experience in the comments below.
We have been shown how strong the will of ego can play on our mind, body, and spirit and wreak havoc in the process hindering progress of our soul growth. But really, is it hindering the process or is all of this part of the evolution of our soul?
Once the illusions are peeled away, our truth is revealed. How scary it is when driving blind in the darkness, but how liberating it can be when you can see the light again from a different view?
Just like we wake up every morning, we brush our teeth everyday. We eat everyday to fuel our body, mind and spirit. Our body eliminates waste every day removing toxins that no longer serve us. We must also exercise the art of letting go and non attaching from those situations, people, places, and things that are holding us back from our spiritual path and soul growth. This is where learning to master presence matters.
We are a part of a larger consciousness. As a society, many feel we can control anything and everything. However, in reality that is ego creating a false sense of reality. When we choose to decide to let go of control, partner with source energy, you just might find everything else in your life improves … home life, relationships, work, etc.
Why do we expend so much energy into holding onto attachments that no longer serve are highest self? It is a question I have been asking myself repeatedly over the last month.
Is it because we know we have a lot of toxic waste to dump, and just like Mother Earth using floods, hurricanes, and other storms to clean house, sometimes it gets a little too mucky and dirty for us face? This is despite the fact, we know at the end of every storm, you reach the pristine soil ripe for planting those seeds you wish to flourish. You cannot plant heirloom flowers in toxic soil. We must clean it up and start amending it to get what we do want.
As a result, many of us are experiencing huge purges especially of old emotional traumas and pain. If you are part of society resisting this, I pray for you. You are the group experiencing the most pain right now. Law of attraction teaches us that resistance is futile and as above, so below.
I know I personally have had my symptoms heighten or worsen include:
ringing in the ear,
lung and breathing issues,
vocal cord issues,
lack of appetite,
and increased thirst.
So you see you are not alone. We are all one. We are each other’s brothers and sisters.
This Mornings Meditative Walk Experience
As I was doing my meditative walk this morning thinking about this topic of detachment and my journey this year so far. I stumbled upon first a cardinal feather followed by a turkey feather.
If I look at the coincidences of time which today’s date February 5, 2016 at approximately 9am, I can study the numerological message of “Stay balanced and positive. That cycle you wish to change will be ending shortly”
Both feathers are also signs from my spirit team, angels, and source energy aka soul that we are on the right track. Again, another confirmation. It’s a message to help us stay focused on the path that we are trying to create and have faith that all good things are coming to us.
What do I do to stay on the path without losing my mind?
Remember, when we can let go of toxic attachments in our life, our life changes.
I practice the art of appreciation, gratitude, and forgiveness every day. I meditate and practice Reiki every day. I have a set of affirmations posted on sticky notes on my bathroom mirror that I cite every day. I have healthy relationships with my core friends who support me and are there for me without criticism or judgments. Many of us have toxic family members and friends. How is that working out for you? I do my best to avoid processed and non GMO foods. I get into nature and ground.
Remember, it’s always darkest before dawn. Bad times never last. So focus on memories of previous good times you have had to help you through the bad times.
And as a constant message from my spirit team, angels and soul have been delivering to me consistently for weeks now, “trust that you’re so has your back. Let your soul light the way, and you just follow.”
The past couple weeks have been nuts say the least. Do you agree? There have been many blessings, but many catastrophic tragedies here in the United States and abroad.
Like many of you I have felt a huge sense of emotional fluxuations over the atrocities we have been hearing about all over the world. Spirit has compelled me to share the peace and healing with as many people as I can reach here, in person, or social media to create positive ripples of prayer, faith, and healing. Hope you will join me in promoting healing.
Photo and Graphics Credit: Laura Healing With Spirit Do you see the images in the photo which was taken Sunday 4/26/15?
I started yesterday morning sending great healing to mother earth after hearing the catastrophic earthquake and aftershocks in Nepal …. The chaos currently happening is devastating to say the least to so many and to have so many in short period of time is a sign to pay attention.
Novice Buddhist monks light candles & offer prayers after Nepal’s earthquake AP Photo/Manish Bhandari HuffingtonPost
The continuation of violence here in the United States and across the globe, but especially Baltimore, Maryland right now…. Baltimore is crying out and many people are in pain. Violence does not and has not solved any conflicts. Never has and never will. Only peace can.
This is not to mention the new massive cauldron building under Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming that is 11x the size of the previous discovery. If Yellowstone blows, we are all in a lot of trouble. Do you realize that?
We are being sent messages from the Universe to extremes. Have you been listening or have you been making excuses as to why you can not do something? If you have been following my posts, you will know what I have been speaking of.
If you have been praying and asking for help, are you opening yourself up to receive?
Are you reacting to current events with peace in your heart or anger and rage? This can not be peace in one area and anger in another as each of these are lessons for us to learn.
Are you mindful of your actions and reactions?
Have you let go of people, situations, and things that no longer serve you for your highest and best? aka those so called energy vampires.
Are you paying attention to yourself, inner workings, and your surroundings?
We ALL need to stop and think about how we either show our Mother Earth love or do we abuse her. I keep feeling a lot of what’s happening in the Pacific has a lot to do with her being upset at all the nuclear waste from Fukushima that is poisoning our oceans, sea life and everything else it comes in contact with not to mention our continuation as a species to abuse her and each other as well as all the other atrocities …. Some may call this the beginning of the end of the world. Others say it is Armageddon. I say it is a wake up call for us to choose how we are going to evolve.
Many have lost faith and their path. I discuss this to some degree in my last post in Spirituality and Your Health where I discuss my experiences after the Boston Marathon bombing. At that time of the Marathon bombing, I was teaching medical classes at a local college near the Marathon finish line. Classes were cancelled that day because of the marathon. I wrote about my experiences of that tragic day and the subsequent events that followed. My journey Boston Strong was quite a spiritual one with many revelations.
We hear so many times about the power of prayer and healing, and many of us I believe sometime doubt how powerful it really is. Well I can attest to you the overwhelming feeling I was experiencing at the growing memorial site was just that. I wish everyone could have felt and experienced the immense love, prayers, healing, and unity on a global scale at the newly developing and growing memorial site that I experienced that day. Words cannot describe it. It can only be felt.
So I ask you to PLEASE be more mindful of your choices, thoughts, decisions, prayers. We are ALL in this together. None of us are immune. We all know what it feels like when another person or situation takes takes takes from us to point we are depleted and energetically exhausted.
Just like we’ve been undergoing lots of changes, so has Mother Earth. Let’s show Mother Earth we are united together to heal her, and we will no longer abuse her nor each other. Let’s help her transition more smoothly than what she has been showing us lately.
Can I please ask we send our Mother Earth healing, ask for prayers for healing, and begin with ourselves? #Peace peace peace … I pray for peace and it starts with me. It’s an internal job creating peaceful ripples of love outward and onward into the world and the Universe.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY: “Infinite God of love and light, our country and our planet is in crisis. Many of your children are currently going through a healing crisis at this current time and are in desperate need of your divine help. So many of your children are confused and blinded by greed, self interests, and conflict.
We desperately need your guidance now more than ever to help us see what is needed to create peace, balance, ad liberty for all life on Earth. Help us find the path to work together instead of conflict in order to find the solutions we need for all life.
Please send the necessary Angels, Ascended Masters, Guides and whatever reinforcements needed to assist us in this matter. Please shower us and bathe us with love and healing light. Help us see and acknowledge the necessary changes needed to restore our world. May all the healers and lightworkers unite together sending healing energy throughout the world that is so strong it pulverizes any dis-ease, evil, and negativity in its path.
We ask you to invoke the violet flame to permeate every cell, molecule, and spaces in between in through and around us beginning with us and expanding the healing light outwards encompassing our Mother Earth transmuting all misguided energies. We ask of this with much gratitude and love. Thank you Great Spirit for your assistance in this matter. Have a blessed day.” – Laura Healing With Spirit
Please share this post and let the peace and healing spread far and wide. Namaste. As always, I would love to hear about your experiences. Please leave your feedback as it helps me help you. Have a blessed day.
“Never forget the beauty that rises after every storm.” The sun returns and this morning’s sunrise in #Quincyma after last night’s snowfall is absolutely magnificent.
Well there sure has been some paradoxical extremes lately … And … if you live in New England, you know what I mean with the constant bombardment of snow storms and blizzards right after another over the past six weeks with the fallout of lots of anger, frustration, and stress. We came into the new year knowing it would begin with some challenges before it balances out. However, what we’ve experienced was above our expectations to say least so far, but with many valuable lessons if you pay attention. We’ve seen an uprising of peace, beauty, and positive change mixed with sudden bursts of fury. This sunrise is a reminder to shift your focus and count your blessings. Spring is around the corner literally and metaphorically. How we nourish those seeds we planted will determine the outcome. So just for today, focus on all the positives in your life, and watch your life transform. You have a blank page and new chapter. What will you write? The Universe has spoken like the Great Oz himself. Now the choice is yours on what to do. Have a blessed day.
It has been a rough few weeks for so many people especially for those bombarded with the recent snow storms, roof collapses, etc in New England. This is a picture I took a couple days ago after the 5th major snow storm in New England in the last month. I was in awe of the beauty of the sun setting against the cool snow. For myself, I am trying to appreciate the small things and count my blessings through all this chaos.
So today I wanted to let you know I appreciate you and I am grateful for you. You are special!
We have a choice to drown in tragedy or revel in the blessings. What do you choose?
What a ride the past month has been. Mercury retrograde, snow storms, and cosmic changes oh my! With every perceived roadblock we encountered, also rose an opportunity. Everything is what we perceive it to be and many see these as negative. However, there are many of us that either have learned or have become aware and are learning to bend with the Universe and take away the positive aspects mercury retrograde, storms, and cosmic changes have to offer us with a lot of “re” such as reevaluate, redo, relax, replenish, revamp, readjust, release etc that are amplified and accelerating.
What have you learned about yourself in the past month? Did you experience any paradoxes? For me personally as I rode out these latest storms … metaphorically and literally, I began noticing patterns and observations such as:
We have a choice to drown in tragedy or revel in the blessings. What do you choose?
Such simple beauty in such destruction. The paradoxes are almost rhythmic. Do you agree?
I am at awe at the beauty in mother nature’s fury. A sign of life where there is death.
In the midst of chaos, we can find beauty.
We may not see it, but the opportunities we seek are right in front of us. Everything we need to break free from the bonds of our current situation are within our reach. We have 8 more days of mercury retrograde. Today is a full moon, and New England just got clobbered with record snowfall in the past week. It is a great time to assess whatever roadblocks, challenges, or issues and break free once and for all. So what will you choose to do with all this changing energy?
The full moon today gives us another opportunity to harness its amazing power and energies if used correctly as it acts like an amplifier to whatever is happening in your life at this given moment. So the more positive ripples and energies we put out today, the better.
We have a choice to make. The Universe is asking us to first take responsibility for the situation we are in now. Acknowledge your part. These binds are what we create with our thoughts and words. Nothing is fixed in place. However, the negative thoughts we create in our minds create our greatest prisons.
We are being reminded like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we’ve had the power all along. It may not be easy, but it’s true.
So take a step back.
Gain some clarity.
Click our ruby slippers towards the solutions we seek.
Mercury retrograde is a perfect time to review, relax, readjust, redo, and reevaluate. Everything is in divine order. The rest is free will. Time to grab that sword and cut those binds.
So surrender to what is. Let go of what was and have faith in what will be. Have a blessed day.
Every one of us experiences a storm. No one is immune.
I wrote this a while back called “Reflections” and wanted to share with you the light at the end of every storm.
It is all about how we ride these storms which will determine how we emerge. Please share this message as it is designed to give hope and healing to all who need it.
Have a blessed day.
Funny how life works … sitting here at Blue Hills thinking about how hard things have been over the last 10yrs for me, my family and many other wonderful people I know and all the beautiful surprises that are beginning to emerge. I am sharing this not to get sympathy, but to show that no matter how dire life can seem, anything can change in a moment if we have faith.
I was VERY successful in many past endeavours which in light of recent exciting events have been getting much reflection lately. However, some of my greatest challenges surfaced over the passed 4yrs w a brutal narcissistic abusive ex who has been relentless in attempts to destroy my life at all costs … and at a calculatable financial loss of over $600k. I can not control what he chooses to do. However, I can choose my reactions to his grievous and malicious actions.
Through these very difficult life lessons with a karmic past, I was forced to close a very successful health and wellness business and later laid off from teaching at a wonderful college with some of the most amazing people I have ever met. I have never had so many obstacles in life and career as I have since 2006 all as a result of NOT listening to my gut and marrying the wrong person. At times, losing faith that things would turn around.
The pendulum has swung. The Phoenix has risen. And karma is quite angry. As the saying goes, every dog gets their day. I am still waiting, but I grow more hopeful every day.
Of coarse I had to deal with these aweful things, and struggled many times trying to find ways to not let things out of my control, control my life and destroy all the successful potentials I had to offer life. I went back to my roots. Accepted certain gifts I have … many I am still working on accepting my abilities and talents. … Opened myself to ALL opportunities before me regardless of restrictions … confronted and overcame many fears (still working on many) . .. and stayed connected to my spirituality. .. The gutters have been cleaned, scrubbed, and ready for the water to flow freely once again through the channels of success in the spring.
I am grateful for all the blessings and surprised opportunities that have been rising over the passed few months. Many of these including celebrity events, charity events, volunteer movie set opportunities. However, the greatest opportunity was having the courage to come out of the closet regarding my psychic mediumship abilities which have been utilized in the past to some degree to help me in my work in health care with analysis, treatment, and patient care as well as my teaching style in the college, helping other victims of abuse to heal, my church, my spirituality and elsewhere.
I am even MOST grateful for those individuals who have entered into my life during the darkest of my days. Yet became my friend, supported me, and loved me unconditionally without judgement. You all know who you are. I am grateful. All the wonderful transformations happening in my life now, I owe to you. I love you all and hopes I can be there for each and every one of you as you have for me. I have never felt more like me again as I have over the past few months.
Thank you all and thank you spirit for finally placing my life back on track.
“2015 – The year for mastering inner strength, leaving fear behind you, and manifesting miracles for success.” – Laura Healing With Spirit, Spiritual Medium, Speaker, Teacher
Welcome 2015. It’s a new day. It’s a new year. Let bygones be bygones. The sun is shining. We all woke up alive and breathing.
2014 was quite the year for change to say the least. We experienced huge emotional storms. H…owever, these storms set the stage of a solid foundation for great things to manifest and come.
Faith was certainly pushed to it’s limits this past year. However, at the end of the day, all we have is faith. With faith, all things are possible.
The personal storms are clearing. It is time to leave the past behind you and close that chapter to begin the next. The sun is returning. This is a perfect time to plant those heirloom seeds you have been wanting to plant. It is time to begin anew.
Have a little bit more faith and move forward without fear. Let’s go to work and make this year great. Happy New Year.