Self Care Tips for the Soul Seeker

Self-Care for the Soul Seeker

Nowadays when people hear the word self-care they think massages and pampering, wine on a Wednesday or a walk in the park. Those are all well and good but don’t address the underlying notions of why you should spend time alone. The goal of self-care isn’t to have some “you time” it’s to help heal the parts of you that feel broken or worn down.

As humans we all get caught up in what I call our “doingness.” We are constantly in a state of motion and having to fill every gap of time and space. I used to be that person too. The one who had to watch tv, scroll on social media, hit the movies or take a power walk somewhere to music. I would waste hours online and make countless attempts to fill a void, a longing or a need for attention.

The truth is we are all attention seekers but what most don’t realize is the person we need to pay the most attention to us is ourselves. But we can’t do this when we are so stuck in a tunnel of expectation and assumption. “I’m not good enough,” you say. “I need this to make me happy,” you think.

Assumption is living in the past. Expectation is living in the future.

Each of these are the ultimate cause of “doing.” You feel you are owed something or you are trying to escape something. Being is living in the present moment, the now. The now is detachment. It is needing nothing. When you need nothing, you escape the darkness of the mind. And that is the goal of self-care to release all of the negative, non-sensical expectations and assumptions you have grown to accept as a soul being human.

Now that you know what self-care really is, let’s look at some ways to use it for goal attainment as soul.

1. Journaling

Journaling is one of the best exercises you can do for the mind because it takes all of your junk and puts it on paper for you to read and examine. On one side write, “true” and on the other write, “false.” Then write down everything you believe to be true about yourself and on the other side what you know to be false. Things like, “I am worthy” are true and “nobody likes me” are false. When you see them on paper in this way it allows your true essence to spring alive.

2. Meditation

Super obvious, I know, and yet most people refuse to even try it for a minute. One minute of making time to connect back to the mother board (God/Source/Universe or whatever you call it) changes a day in miraculous ways. Imagine that. 60 seconds out of 86,400 can give you a boost of endorphins that will spread throughout the day. The more you do this, the more you will want to. Trust me.

3. Energy healing

I love a good massage but ultimately massage is for the body, not the mind. Unless during your massage you are able to meditate. Then boom – two for one. However, not everyone can. So rather than let someone touch you, let someone heal you energetically. In actuality you are doing the work (as a soul) and they (the healer) are just facilitators bringing you there. The art of reiki is a beautifully divine way to heal our chakras. A good energy healer can bring you into all sorts of states of mind so you may notice what’s keeping you stuck and what energy fields need to be cleared. Do some research and find a practitioner who is both accredited and certified as a master healer.

4. Pray

You don’t need to go to a church, temple or synagogue to pray. You don’t need to have any religious background whatsoever. You just need to go sit in a room and ask for help with any and all issues in your life. “Askfirmations” are a great way to pray. They are simply asking the divine presence of the Universe to conspire with you to 1) get rid of your fear, doubt, worry etc. 2) remind you of your true nature which is Love.

Take the F out of life and you get “lie.” F is the faith that there is something more.

5. Read

Not just a book, read something which makes you feel good. Read something that resonates with your own life path. Read a book exploring spirituality or new age concepts. Read anything which brings you closer to who you truly are, body-mind-soul wrapped up as One.

6. Visit a psychic, medium or intuitive guide.

Not everyone is aligned in the concept of Oneness (we are all one energy split into infinite) but there are many healers who are and these the ones to seek. They can help achieve soul’s goals for you by accepting your truth and bringing you clues about what you have chosen as a soul. Again, as with a reiki master, do your research and find ones who are high consciousness guides or gurus, not psychics who rely on “angels and guides.” These are fine to visit but not as part of your soul growth.

7. Hug Someone

A hug is sharing love and when you give love you receive love right back. Opening your heart space to another being is an act of self-love for the simple fact that you get it back in return. Don’t just wrap your arms around someone, embrace them wholeheartedly. Just like 60 seconds of breathing is a day changer, so is a 60 second hug. It’s a game changer.

8. Body Scan

I’m not talking about a physical scan from a medical professional. Although that is always a good idea once a year. I am talking about a mental breakdown of every pain or ache coming up in your body. Take a sheet of paper and write down all the issues you are having big or small.

“The body is a learning device for the mind. That is it’s only function on earth.” – The All of Everything

Every ailment has a mental thinking pattern connecting back to it. So your job as a human being is to discover that underpinning reason. Beneath the core of our conscious mind is the subconscious mind and most of our mind demons live there. They settle in for the long haul and unless you clear them daily it will begin to manifest as pain or trauma or illness. Each day write the pain and the possible cause. It might not reveal itself right way but eventually the more you do this exercise the more the truth begins to unravel so you can begin to heal the underlying thought processes. Just be sure to combine practical medicine with spiritual medicine. Doctors are healers and shamans without them even knowing it (most of the time anyway).

9. Yoga

There is a reason this practice has been around for thousands of years. Your best line of defense on a hectic day is to hit the mat.

“A yoga practice is absolutely the best way to connect your inner chakras and to bind yourself to the universe. It is through yoga that we allow the body to release itself from the mind so the inner mechanism of healing may occur” – The All That Is

So there you have it. Nine ways to practice self care that doesn’t involve anything other than healing. Take care.

Laura Saltman is a self-help Author, Intuitive, Intuitive Guidance Coach and TV Host. Her new age/new thought book series The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book Wisdom of The All will be in stores in 2020.  Sign up for the daily Wisdom of The All newsletter below and be sure and follow @wisdomoftheall on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

 

Soulful Not So Full

I keep telling people that my to do list is about three pages long of all the things I can be doing as an author – marketing, promotions, PR reach out, video content, webinars etc… I mean the list truly is endless but the message came through loud and clear today as I was busy working on Final Cut Pro editing a new video for Well World TV, the new video platform I am a part of as both host and creative director.

Soulful not So Full.

That was a phrase my best friend and I came up with today. You see the phone rang and she was interrupting my hustle. I was tackling my to do list and she was the second phone call disrupting my day. Rather than ignore the phone ringing, I picked it up both times and chatted with my two besties. Everyone else I probably would have ignored (like the deluge of real estate agents who won’t leave me alone) but I always make time for these two. I knew the Universe was sending me a signal to slow down because literally every time I have a free day to really grind through the to do list, something comes up offering me a chance to slow down.

Later on, after I finished the video, I decided to take a short break and take a long, hot, shower and like any good high consciousness person will tell you (even Oprah) the shower is the best place for these “divine downloads” I get. I kept hearing the words “hustle and flow” and didn’t exactly know why. But once I took to my computer the words came flowing out for today’s Wisdom of the All message. These are daily messages I post on social media and in my newsletter that are all about our journey towards enlightenment.

Hustle. Flow. Hustle. Flow. On and on this dance goes for so many of you. First you listen, then you question. You believe and then you don’t. You honor the soul and then are controlled by an ego. It is an exhaustive process and yet you still stay stuck. Every dance has to end sometime. Will you allow it to or will you keep going after the very thing you so desperately want to create? Just know the flow is what brings the “river” to you and the hustle is a grand dance that throws you off course. – Wisdom of The All 

How does a river move? It flows. It brings things to you. If you floated a toy boat in the water it would eventually just come right to you. It wouldn’t need a string, or a tug or even a push. It would just arrive. On the flip side, when we hustle we are in such a spastic energy the very thing we wish to create can’t get through so easily. So it takes a lot longer and a lot more effort to bring it to us.

What I know for sure having written three books on universal laws and principles (The All of Everything, The All of the All, The All That Is) straight from the Source, our very acceptance of these laws allows the flow to open. It doesn’t make the journey of life less exciting to trust our guidance and the very power which makes the world flow, it makes it easier. It seems counterproductive to hustle less and flow more but the very essence of beingness is to do just that. To let go so we can allow the goodness to arrive.

So take that time to “just be” as I would call it. Meditate. Relax. Watch a funny show. Get a massage. Talk to friends. Just do something which brings you joy and forget about the to do list. Work on the “to be” one instead.  In your beingness is where the information on what actions to take will begin to form. When you follow those intuitive ideas, that’s where the magic happens. And the truth of the universe is you really don’t have to do very much because the very desire means it’s already been created (from a spiritual perspective) and all we have to do is allow it into our lives. And how do we do that? Less hustle. More flow. Be soulful, not so full in your days.

 

Laura Saltman is a self-help Author, Intuitive, Inner Guidance Coach and TV Host. Her new age/new thought book series The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book Wisdom of The All will be in stores in 2020.  Sign up for the daily Wisdom of The All newsletter below and be sure and follow @wisdomoftheall on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Changing Your Life From the Inside Out

Transforming your life is an inside job. Period. No exception.

You make the way. You are the key holder no matter who or what gave you that key. A therapist, a book, a newspaper article. It or they may be placed in your path but it’s your work to do, your journey to make. This is something which most people have yet to understand, but it is the work of a human being. The soul’s job is to guide you into thoughts which create joy but our ego comes along to trip us up at every turn.

If I listened to the voices in my head telling me I am too old, too fat, too useless in the world I would be… well exactly where I was, because I did. I let something outside of me define me – the voice of ego and everyone else. I took thoughts from my childhood, my college years and all the many unflattering, unconscious thoughts of myself and let them derail me. Not all the time. Many times I stomped that right out of me and moved beyond the chatter of, “you’re no good” using people’s “no’s” and “you’ll never get there” as my fuel. It’s how I got on a national TV show in the first place. The ego waits for moments like this to “prove” it’s own worth which is why many times you can create (unconsciously) precisely what you are wishing to create – a dream job, a movie role etc..

These days I squash the bug that is the ego and instead I choose to focus on my positive qualities. I am a good interviewer. I treat people kindly. I am marginally attractive enough to be on TV. (ok, maybe that last one needs some work still from me) and I have found those very things showing up in my life. Chances to interview fun and interesting people find me all the time. People are kind wherever I go (instead of the typical grumps I used to encounter) and TV hosting opportunites beyond anything I ever did in entertainment news keep arriving for me.

When I compared myself to others I was either looking down at myself or looking up at them and this got me through some days while majorly F’ing up others. Comparison is the plague of this century. It is our most mind blocking demon. It messes with our head and our heart and challenges us to do better. But we don’t. We stay stuck in our muck scrolling through social media and waiting for others to hit the all-important like button not realizing the like we need most is of ourselves.

So how do we accept this and change it? How can we move beyond our distasteful view of ourselves and get real? Be willing.

Be willing to accept that you are human and soul. You are body/mind/soul, a trifecta.

The body is for moving and vibrating.

The mind is for thinking.

The soul is for knowing. Knowing who you are, why you are here and what function the body and mind serve is our “superpower”. It’s how you go from surviving to thriving. But it takes work, lots of work. Getting rid of the negative chatter inside our head is a full-time job. It can be done in a shorter time frame but mostly our days are filled with doing – tasks and activities, scrolling and socializing. Thus we put aside our “being” time to move through a day.

Being is the mechanism of change.

Meditation. Contemplation. Still, quiet time. This is an enlightenment seekers line of defense against the ego. The more time you spend finding who you are the less it will take to become a knower. As such you are a “seeker.” Seeking the light and finding observational materials to allow you to extend consciousness. The very fact you are reading this article shows you are on a path to knowing whether you are at the beginning or towards the end, you are following the yellow brick road home.

No matter what path you take – right, left or center, the journey is yours and yours alone. No one fixes you but you. It is the internal processes which grow a soul. Every time you connect to that One mind which lives inside of you it opens you up further and further to our beingness. It shines a light on our whole self, the self which is eternal. You are but one microcosm of a vast, expansive consciousness and the road is fraught with twists and turns on purpose. It’s supposed to be difficult in order to make you examine more closely what is causing your stuckness, insecurities or relationship woes. Take a look every time you suffer and focus on soul.

“What is this teaching or showing me? What is the lesson in all of this and how may I move beyond it?”

Ask questions which are bigger than you. You think you know you, but only soul knows you and this is where the truth lies. You are perfect, kind and capable of anything in which you set your mind too. Look inside to find it.

Laura Saltman is a self-help Author, Intuitive, Inner Guidance Coach and TV Host. Her new age/new thought book series The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book Wisdom of The All will be in stores in 2020. 

10 Powerful Intentions to Set for 2019

Happy 2019 Everyone,

Let’s not sugar coat it. 2018 was a tough year for all of us on many levels. Yet, whether you realize it or not, it was also a transitional year where we were packing our bags (metaphorically and metaphysically) and getting ready for a grand adventure. The good news is that sometimes things have to get worse before they get better and I know 2019 is going to be a powerful year for change and transformation… if you choose it.

You see, life is a choice you make. It’s not happening to you randomly. You are creating it. All of it. You choose how you react to people, events or problems. We are so programmed to operate in fear, we are literally fighting with ourselves inside our own mind.

One way to win the battle of the mind (love versus fear) is intention setting. By focusing on what we want to create in our lives, we are dropping the Universe a note in the suggestion box. This is the way God (Source, The Universe or whatever word you prefer) explains intentions in my book The All of Everything.

“It is a tool. Think of it like a Sharpie, a permanent marker indicating what you wish to create in a clear, defined, nonerasable way.”

Intentions can be both generic or specific. I think we all want to experience more happiness in our lives. This would be a generic intention. “My intention is to find happiness within.”

An example of a specific intention would be, “My intention is to find the perfect home at the beach with natural light and an ocean front view.”  Or “My intention is to find a dream job which pays me well and serves my passion for art, music, theater (or whatever your passion is).”

Below are some powerful generic intentions that I think work for everyone.

Feel free to set your own specific ones. Write them in a journal and every day let your mind wander back to them until they being to manifest into your experience. Happy 2019!

1. My intention is to create the space for joy, love and abundance to make its way into my life.

2. My intention is move out of a space of fear as it relates to our current world leaders and know that change is coming for all of us.

3. My intention is to practice kindness towards all others through acts of charity and acts of love.

4. My intention is to keep moving forward in pursuit of my healthy weight goals and to choose foods which honor my body temple and core bodily functions.

5. My intention is to choose to honor my body temple through movement, exercise and mindful meditation practices.

6. My intention is to release the heavy burdens brought upon by 2018. I choose to release the past and live fully in the present moment of now.

7. My intention is to honor my commitment to the earth by cherishing it and all its precious resources.

8. My intention is to walk forth in the knowing that I am guided by an unseen force which walks with me wherever I go. For I am never alone in the loving arms of the Universe.

9. My intention is to use my voice for good and never speak unkindly of myself or others.

10. My intention is to move towards the knowing of who I truly am and why we are all here on this planet.

Laura Saltman is a self-help Author, Intuitive, TV Host and the creative director of Well World TV, a new digital streaming network launching March 2019. Her new age/new thought book series The All of Everything and The All of the All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book The All That Is is due out in February 2019.

20 Things That Happen During the Spiritual Awakening Process

 


Whether you know it or not (or believe it) you are a spiritual being having a human experience. The soul that lives inside of you is ultimately the caretaker of your body and the thoughts you think together as body/mind/soul are creating the life you see. If you told me this four years ago, I might have looked at you like you had ten heads. If you told me this three years ago, I may have understood the part about having a soul but nothing else. If you told me this two years ago, I would have agreed with you but still been skeptical. If you told me this today, I would know what you meant 100 percent.

Though I have been studying spiritual principles from other teachers like Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson and Esther Hicks for the last 3 plus years it wasn’t until I wrote my own books (as a rapid inner dictation) The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is that I truly recognized the truth. The student became the teacher.

Finding that truth is the journey every single one of us are on – to recognize ourselves as One or Love.

Everyone is in various stages of learning (or remembering), even healers and shamans. You’ll notice that spiritual teachers throughout our human history all say versions of the same thing. This is not because we are copying or plagiarizing each other, but because we are all learning from the same great master – God/Source/Universe/Divine Mind or whatever term works best for you. Nowadays my term for it would be The All. We all know the same information inside of us because we all come from and are the same. We are one giant energy split into souls both collectively and individually.

As my book The All of the All teaches –

There is a power outside of you, but also there is the power inside. They are one and the same.” 

What trips us up in the knowing of this cocreative power is what I’ve been told to call “amnesia of the soul.” This has been chosen by you (as a soul) in this lifetime. You have to relearn everything you forgot from the spiritual realm as you go about your daily life. Each of us as souls has remembered various pieces of the puzzle thus far. Just know that wherever you are in the journey is purposeful as a means to grow and evolve your soul to the next stage of enlightenment. This is a topic heavily covered in The All That Is. 

Now if you have read this far and all of this sounds like complete BS to you, just know you are exactly where you are meant to be. It’s not meant to resonate with you… just yet. However, the very fact that you are reading this tells me you are at least half way up the ladder of soul growth and perhaps some of this does make sense to you. As we move up this ladder of realization our vibrational frequency changes and we are able to tune in more to our soul. I’m close enough to the top of my ladder that I have been able to channel my higher self/collective soul very easily now.

As you move further up the ladder you will notice certain changes in your attitude toward life and your daily habits.

Certain things will fall away while others become more important. Below are the main events which have occurred in my life over the last few years. Some may be happening to you already. Some will begin to develop over time. Some you may not ever get to experience because you are not meant to in this lifetime, as I said above. The soul knows what is the best path for you and will give you a journey most appropriate to your needs.

Check out this list and see what fits –

  1. Your taste in food changes as you begin to choose high vibration life affirming foods over processed junk food. Plants become more intriguing as your main source of food. You may find yourself becoming (or at least trying) a vegan.
  2. You begin to become aware of signs and messages. Numbers like 44 or 22 (angel numbers) show up all the time. Song lyrics have special meaning in the moment you hear them. Animals show up randomly in your life as messengers and you are guided to figure out their meaning.
  3. You stop watching TV shows, movies or digital content with violent images or oppression in them.
  4. You rely less upon social media for entertainment and spend time with yourself instead.
  5. A strong sense of purpose comes over you that you have something important to say or do for others.
  6. Possessions become less important and experiences more important.
  7. Books or online courses present themselves to you from spiritual masters.
  8. You begin to shun alcohol or narcotics and recognize how they lower your energetic vibration.
  9. You begin to hear the voice of Spirit in your head. It’s always been there you just didn’t know it was you too (aka the soul).
  10. You notice the mind/body connection more and more. So when something is wrong you look at your inner thought processes before (or along with) calling a doctor.
  11. Your soul chosen gift is unlocked – clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience etc..
  12. You become more in tune with nature and want to get outside as much as possible or be closer to forests or oceans.
  13. You stop caring what other people think about you and care more about what you think about you.
  14. As your vibrational frequency changes friendships and relationships change. Some go away, some get better.
  15. You start to pay full attention to your thought processes and learn to change them more quickly.
  16. You learn why things happen and begin to understand how our world works and why its perfectly imperfect as it is.
  17. You recognize everything that happens to you as lesson with growth potential.
  18. You gravitate towards quiet time – meditation or yoga become part of your daily routine.
  19. You start living life fearlessly.
  20. You believe that we are cocreators and turn inward as much as possible.

Wherever you are on the ladder just know you are on purpose right where you are.

These have been my experiences but I am confident there are many more and yours may be different than mine. Forgiveness has been a main part of my journey. I didn’t put it on the list because it’s one issue I am still working on cleansing along with patience. I would say I am more patient now but get tripped up by this still. What have you been experiencing? Drop me a comment in my private Facebook group HERE.

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Laura Saltman is a self-help Author, Intuitive, Inner Guidance Coach and TV Host. Her new age/new thought book series The All of EverythingThe All of the All and The All That Is are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book Wisdom of The All will be in stores in 2020. 

The Importance of Human Connection

News flash – We are put on this planet to connect with one another. That’s why things like social media were invented in the first place. From the spiritual realm they were placed in our path (by humans) to allow us to engage with anyone and everyone in cities and countries we may never visit in our lifetimes. It is a tool for healing our sense of separation and recognizing we are all connected as brothers and sisters.

You might not be ready to recognize our Oneness, but it is the truth of who we all are.

As someone who has written three books (and finishing a fourth) on spiritual laws and principles straight from Source, I know we are all tied to one another via an invisible force. Yet, as hard as we (“we” meaning our metaphysical side) try we cannot seem to break through to the masses. Engaging in celebration and joy is how we bring peace to the planet. Instead we destruct the indestructible by breaking that bond on a daily basis.

It’s my job as a spiritual teacher to enlighten those willing to listen to our truth. We are all one. We come from one single source. We are therefore only one thing. Our minds are separate, but our souls are connected and this where we need to form better patterns on a whole as a society. In order to live in harmony, we must harmonize as a species. This doesn’t happen when we limit our human connections.

Texting and swiping are not connection. Talking and laughing are.

As a conscious healer my role is to bring to light certain traits of humanity which are meant to be examined. Rumi wrote poetry for this. I write blog posts. Modern day, you know. One thing I know for sure as a spiritual teacher is that there is always a message in your mess and today my mess was designed to spark a very real conversation about our lack of human interaction these days.

Today I was caught up in a circumstance where human interaction became impossible and the culprit was Uber. I’m singling out Uber since this happened to me today, but I have been shocked to find companies like Apple cutting back on telephone support despite various focus groups and research organizations finding that most customers would rather interact with a human being than digitally.

Back in June, I downloaded the Uber app but never took a ride. Within a few weeks of installing the app I received emails from Uber, one stating that I had signed up for information about being a driver even though I never did that. Then this morning I get an email from Uber that an unknown device had logged into my account from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as I was sitting at my kitchen table in South Florida. So obviously that was not me.

I did what I would normally do in case of fraud – I picked up my phone and looked for an 800 or other toll free number to call to get help as I would for AMEX or VISA or any number of places like Target and Amazon. I had to go searching pretty deep to find any type of phone number at all because Uber only has 24/7 customer support for its drivers and not their riders. Huh? So riders are basically screwed? I did find a number to call in case of emergency but that was just for “critical” situations. Some low vibrational person hacking my account does not qualify as critical to me. So I called the driver’s toll free number and was quickly met with a brick wall. The woman on the other end of the phone kept telling me this number was for drivers only and that she would not help me other than to pass it on to their support team. They could only help drivers.

I asked about 25 times to connect me via telephone to this magic support team but apparently they are allergic to telephones.

Eventually I gave up with the telephone idea and took to Twitter to get this handled. How sad of a state of affairs is it that you have to take to social media to get a company to respond to you. I went the DM route and was rewarded right away with a reply… to pass along my email to them. Nope. Still no phone contact allowed.

This all happened at 8am this morning and Uber finally sent me an email around 11am. Then at 1:25pm (one hour after Uber told me they saw the fraud on my account and were changing my password) I got yet another email stating someone had just tried to log into my account from another device. Great fixing, Uber. Oh and they also told me via email not to contact support again about the issue, which I did anyway and have yet to hear back from them on that one.

I did receive another Uber Support email asking me to send them info about the charges I was disputing. One problem. I did not dispute any charges, rather I asked if they could tell me if the person who hacked my account took any rides. Had I been able to speak to a human being on the phone, this issue could have been resolved in about 2 minutes. Instead I became locked in a game of chicken with Uber support. After several non-productive email exchanges I finally had it and wrote them –

I did not say I HAD charges. I asked if there WERE charges. This is the WORST CUSTOMER SUPPORT I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH.  Why cannot I not speak to a human being??????!!!!!  This is insane. 

At 5:30pm I finally received an answer to my original question about whether or not any charges were made on my account (there were not any thankfully) with the following reply –

We understand that you would like to speak on the phone about this concern. Though we don’t currently provide phone support for these issues right now, I’ll be happy to work with you via email to fully resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

So Uber just told me they don’t provide any phone support for fraud. How is that possible?

Is it less expensive to have someone behind a computer sending emails than sitting in a call center taking calls? Wouldn’t it be quicker and more efficient to get this all done on the phone? I have spent an entire day fixing the issue with Uber. Meanwhile, I called Amazon the other day to fix an issue with an item I ordered and I spoke with a human being, had a quick chat about what went wrong and the issue was fixed within minutes. No hassle. No drama. No all day email exchange. Just a short phone call.

You would think a company (which actually creates human connection via ride sharing) valued at 72 billion dollars would value their customers enough to make themselves accessible to their riders, but I guess not. It’s time to do better Uber.

It’s time to recognize our unity and that human to human interaction is the best customer service.

Laura Saltman is a self-help Author, Intuitive, Inner Guidance Coach and TV Host. Her new age/new thought book series The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book Wisdom of The All comes out next year. 

 

 

10 Times The Universe Might Be Trying To Send You a Message

Okay let’s be honest here. How many times have you stopped to ponder for just one second if the Universe was actually trying to send you a message? You get goose bumps. You hear a song on the radio that instantly reminds you of someone you love or who has passed away. Or perhaps, you pause for a second and wonder if that “coincidence” which just happened was actually not a random occurrence at all.

There is no such thing as coincidence.

 

Divine intelligence always has a plan. Whether you know (or believe) it or not, our metaphysical side is shouting to be heard and to remind you of your soul purpose which is Love. We are just so busy with our everyday life and distractions we simply don’t pay enough attention to our signs and messages. But they are there. They are always there. The trick is to figure out what the Universe is trying to tell you.

Here are some examples which have come up in my own life (over the past fews years) as I began the awakening process and writing my three spiritual self help books filled with lessons from the Universe – The All of Everything, The All of the All and The All That Is. 

10 Times The Universe Might Be Trying to Send You a Message –

 

Your email, text or comment on social media doesn’t send.

You could chalk it up to bad cellular service or something being wrong with your wifi if you want, but the truth is that most of the time the Universe is telling us to press pause and think if we really want to be saying the thing we are saying. It’s a message to take a moment and reflect before we hit send. I’ve been burned so many times on this I could write a whole book on the subject. However, now I always pay attention and think before hitting the re-send button.

Your computer breaks down.

This is yet another situation where we are being asked to pause and reflect, but this time on how important our work is over our natural state of beingness. It’s our warning sign that work is overtaking our life and we’ve got to take a step back from it and enjoy life more. Less doing. More being.

The toilet clogs. 

This happened to me during a time in my life where I was in a state of panic about switching career paths. My fear was getting the best of me and the Universe was sending me a message about my clogged thinking that it was time to unclog it.

Your tire blows out.

This message is all about learning to let go of control by being made to feel as if you are out of control. Type A’s take note.

You get fired or laid off.

Often times we feel as if we are being kicked in the gut when we lose a job, but perhaps the Universe is letting you know it’s time to move onto greener pastures.

Your spouse/significant other leaves you.

Same principle as above. As the Dalai Lama famously said, “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” Perhaps you are not with the right person to begin with and the Universe just gave you a nudge in the right direction.

Insects and/or vermin invade your home.

Animals are often messengers for us, especially when it’s an animal or insect that comes into our awareness when no-one else is around. Each one has a specific role to play in our lives. There are many great books available that talk about animal symbolism. For example, ants arrive to teach us patience. Rats might be telling you that someone in your life is deceiving you. Spiders are a reminder that we weave our own web in life and it’s our thought which create the reality we see.

The radio plays a song reminding you of a lost loved on.

This is our crossed over loved ones sharing a moment or memory with us. No exceptions.

The air conditioner or heater breaks.

You are being asked to notice your conditioning as it relates to a loved one. Are they annoying you? Then you will feel heat. Are they withholding love and affection? Then you will feel the cold harsh reality of that. Either way it’s time to fix the problem by way of a change of perception about the other person.

You stub your toe or get a bruise.

This is a form of self punishment. We are angry about little details in our life that we seemingly can’t control, so we lash out at ourselves. The good news is that little hurts often heal very quickly. So, if you notice them more often, they will happen less often.

 

This is just a short list of signs and messages. I could tell you hundreds more like finding a note on the ground, overhearing a conversation that relates back to your life, spotting a vanity license plate of something you were recently thinking about, getting lost at the park, finding a penny on the ground, seeing a rainbow in the sky. The trick is to find all the ways the universe is talking to YOU. My signs may be different than yours. Once you begin to recognize what your messages are, you will begin to see them more and more. Of this you can be sure.

For more on how and why the Universe sends us messages be sure and check out my The All of Everything book series.

Laura Saltman is a Self-Help Author, Inner Guidance Coach and TV Host appearing on Designing Spaces on Lifetime TV. Her new age/new thought book series The All of Everything and The All of the All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book The All That Is is due out in January 2019.

 

 

 

20 Ways to Do Meditation Without Actually Meditating

 

I cannot tell you how many people tell me they can’t meditate and how difficult is to quiet the mind.

Science is proving how meditation lowers stress levels, decreases depression and even boosts our immune system.

So you really should be doing it.

Here’s a little secret. I can’t meditate either, not in the traditional “om”-ing sense. In yoga class when we go into savasana my mind starts wandering instantaneously into all the things I should be doing besides yoga. Cleaning, grocery shopping, writing blogs etc… That was until I learned the secret of meditation through writing my book series The All of Everything, A Spiritual Guide to Inner World Domination.

You don’t have to be still to reap the benefits of stillness.

Stillness, or as I would call it quieting the mind, does not have to involve laying down or sitting and not thinking. Wherever you are at peace and able to toss away the garbage thoughts about yourself and the world you see around you is quieting the mind. Thoughts like, “I am not good enough.” “No one will follow me.” “My boss is a jerk.” “I’ll never be respected in my career, find love or make enough money.”

These are our everyday untruths which keep us stuck creating the same old life day after day. So get meditating, but in a way that works for you. Anything that shuts your mind down enough to not think about all the things you have to do and instead experience joy, happiness or laughter.

Below are 20 ideas for you to try that may help bring you peace.

Whatever you do make sure you give it a solid 20 minutes of your time. It will be the most important 20 minutes you spend of your 24 hours. If you can go into your “zone” at places like the gym or the beach it’s fine to be around other people but if you get distracted by others make sure you are alone and no talking out loud (unless it’s to that quiet voice in your head which knows the truth of who you are – aka the soul).

 

  1. Singing in the shower.
  2. Writing in a journal.
  3. Dancing alone in your house when no one is watching or listening.
  4. Running without music.
  5. Turning the radio off in the car and focusing on the road ahead.
  6. Visualizing in your mind the life you want to create.
  7. Taking a walk in nature.
  8. Bird watching.
  9. Photographing things you love.
  10. Looking at old photos and lovingly laughing at your old hairstyles.
  11. Listening to guided meditations. (I love Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra’s meditation app.)
  12. Creating art.
  13. Working with clay (or even your kids Playdoh).
  14. Lifting weights.
  15. Sitting and looking at the ocean, lake or a pond.
  16. Walking on a beach.
  17. Writing a letter to yourself about the great life you have.
  18. Hitting golf balls at the driving range.
  19. Swimming laps.
  20. Going for a hike.

It’s so simple, right? I could come up with hundreds more. Parasailing, zip lining or kite surfing, if that entices you. The point is that meditation is simply about feeling good and clearing your mind of untruths by doing something YOU enjoy which raises your energetic vibration and puts you -body, mind and soul at peace. What works for you may not work for someone else. Do what makes you happy, calm and contemplative and please don’t get hung up on societal norms of what “meditation” is.

Happy meditating.

Laura Saltman is an author, inner guidance coach and lifestyle host appearing on Designing Spaces and The Balancing Act on Lifetime TV.
Her books The All of Everything, The All of the All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Her next book The All That Is is due out in January 2019.
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The One Question To Ask Yourself Every Day To Curb Anxiety

What’s the one question to ask yourself everyday that just might change your life?

“Where am I holding onto fear?”

It’s a simple question meant to reveal what’s lurking beneath the surface of our minds causing all sorts of trouble and anxiety for us we might not even recognize. The question comes from what I like to call my spiritual guide book, The All of Everything, A Spiritual Guide to Inner World Domination which states, “Subconscious thoughts are the demons of the minds. They stay hidden, eating away at you from inside. Conscious beliefs are the roots of our souls. They need to be watered and fed and tended to consistently.”

Think of it like brushing your teeth. In order to have a perfect smile you must consistently have good oral hygiene. What happens when you don’t brush and floss? You get plaque, tarter, cavities or worse (root canal, anyone?). In order to maintain a healthy body-mind-soul you must consistently have good mindfulness hygiene. What happens when you don’t clear out the subconscious thoughts? You get stress, anxiety and all kinds of illnesses.

What sort of fears are living beneath the surface that need to be uncovered? These are things like unworthiness, financial insecurity, job related crises, self esteem issues or jealousies, resentments, bitterness towards someone else. Anything that is holding you back from living a happy, abundant life is a fear, a fear (or doubt or worry) that needs to be healed and assailed every single day.

I tend to my subconscious thoughts by using a mindfulness routine everyday by asking that question and then following up with a second question (also from my book).

“How may I release the fears?”

I then write in a journal and work towards releasing those pesky subconscious thoughts by writing them down and then letting the universe do the heavy lifting of letting go of thoughts and ideas that no longer serve me. If you have ever heard the term ‘cocreation’ this is what it means. I recognize the power both outside of me and inside of me to relinquish inner demons and replace them with conscious thoughts like I am worthy. I am financially secure. Work is easy and effortless. I forgive all who have harmed my psyche etc…

And it works, truly, if you are consistent. My head is less cloudy and filled with garbage thoughts which leads to more time for myself, my family and less time to stress out. However, if I do not take the time or forget my daily inner work, within a day or two I go right back to fear, doubt and worry.

Be Consistent

Remember that old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Throw it out. It’s outdated and tired.  The one below from my book has a much more accurate and mindful approach.

“Exercise, eat right and get right spiritually each and everyday, and my goodness, what a magnificent life you would all lead.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surviving the Dreaded Manifestation Lag Time

When it comes to not seeing the manifestations of our desires most of us get caught up in that dreaded lag time. This is the time it takes for a thought to become a reality in our lives. Some thoughts manifest themselves instantaneously. “Shall I go right or left? Is this the way to the mall?”

Other thoughts take flight within a few days. “I have no idea how to rid myself of this cold so I will take this medicine and wait it out.”

The manifestations that really take a toll on our psyche though are the big ones – I want a baby, a new car, a plane full of passengers, a tiny bit of respect, an audience of followers, a bank account filled with money. These are the types of desires which trip us up and the reason why is because we are trained first and foremost that our career, financial and personal aspirations are nothing more than pipe dreams or a lot of hard work that will take us years and years to obtain. And so we wait…and wonder…and worry.

What happens when we do worry (and throw in a little doubt in there too) is that we are stuck in the lack. Focusing upon what we don’t have is precisely what keeps the miracles away. This is simple law of attraction – that which is like unto itself is drawn. Draw upon the energy of worry and doubt – you wait. Draw upon the energy of Love, “I love myself enough to know I can create anything in my life I desire” – you prepare.

Prepare for what? For the manifestation to begin to take flight. I’m just finishing up my third book, “The All That Is”, which is part three of the All of Everything series. Below is an excerpt from the book (a conversation with the Divine Mind which lives inside all of us) on how to handle the lag time in our lives and a great prayer for releasing it.

(from The All That Is) 

L: And how do we not focus on the lack when we are in that dreaded wait time?

G: Focus on the light. The light within you knows the way out of the dark.

“I am on my way to enlightenment but I get hung up in the lag time where nothing seems to be happening for me. It is in those moments where I need the most help and so I ask to be guided back to Love as I suffer the consequences of the irrational mind. Let no thought harm my peace of mind by taking it from my consciousness and releasing it.”

L: In every moment. Don’t let the thought drag us down.

G: Every moment. Every time. No exceptions.

Our ego is the culprit here and so every time you think a thought which offers the opposite of what you want, go straight back into that prayer. To focus on the love ensures that we are understating our connection to the Universe which is Love.

For more on The All of Everything series be sure and tune into the Living Fearlessly with Lisa podcast on June 29, 2018. I’ll be her guest for the entire hour.

Book 1 is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Book 2, The All of the All is coming out on 6/26/18.