The other day I was chatting with a friend and I asked her when life became so cluttered. She looked at me, sighed, and responded with an “I don’t know.”
At the end of each day I take a moment to reflect and the same thought crosses my mind…life has become so filled with irrelevant busyness that more and more of it is being wasted on the insignificant.
Read that again and let it digest. I think you will find that this is true in your own life. You move through each day in an A –Z pattern slowly loosing little pieces of yourself to the rat race of life.
Last year, I participated in an eCourse that quite frankly opened my eyes to just how much of life I was allowing myself to miss. When you are engulfed in the expediency and overscheduled nature of society, you can’t help but lose yourself in it. As you sink deeper and deeper away from who you ARE, it becomes more and more difficult to reconnect with yourself. Too much “stuff” gets in the way. This invisible wall erects itself, blocking you from truly living life.
We don’t really know who we are anymore. The way of the world these days has forced us to shove true enjoyment of life aside. Control and conformity is the mainstream norm. Repression and suppression is the majoritive agenda. We are not “allowed” to know and be our self anymore.
I don’t know about you, but I choose to revolt against this. I choose to BE. I choose AWARENESS. I choose to open myself up to a new way of SEEing, BEing, and LIVEing. I want to be fully awake with each and every sense God gave me, heightened, provoked, and aware. I want to close my eyes at the end of the day and feel life.
Rewind to this time last year…these words would not have spilled forth onto this blog. Sure, the concept and the idea might have, but the depth of sincerity and the true openness behind them would have been absent.
Dear readers, transcending your current awareness (or lack thereof) to journey towards a more complete you is not something you just wake up one day and do without guidance. It is impossible. You have far too much clouding your path. You need support. But more importantly, you need support from someone who has done the hard work, who has walked the path you are about to embark upon. Someone who will keep it real while pushing you beyond your comfort zones. Someone who is respectful of the obligations in your life. Someone who is gifted with the ability to help you move towards a new personal awareness in a gentle yet direct manner.
My dear friend Lauren, facilitator of the FREE Intuitive Heart Sanctuary, has been this person to me. It was through her eCourse last year that I was able to become a better version of myself. And I was not the only woman whose life blossomed and become more complete because of Lauren’s guidance, strength, and powerful words.
But eCourses are not for everyone. They are in fact another thing to do. And when you are working on freeing yourself, you do not want it to be “another thing to do.” You want it to be something that you feel driven to do no matter what. And for a lot of people, a self-directed guidebook is a much more doable, freeing way of working towards a higher consciousness and new awareness.
My friend Lauren – well – she created a Guide. THE Guide actually. She brilliantly took all of the works she put forth in her original eCourse and transformed it into an 84 page guide that truly will help you become the person that your spirit, your soul, is begging you to be.
The Intuitive Heart Guide offers:
- In depth & thought-provoking essays bridging your mind, body and spirit connection
- 15 Engaging Activities to help you explore your True Self within Community and Nature
- 7 Photo Exercises that build self-awareness and reflect your inner soul-work journey
- 8 complimentary Journal Work prompts with instructions and examples
- Enchanting Images to inspire and uplift you as you move through the pages
- Gentle reminders to keep you centered and aligned
- Direct links to IHS- to view videos, listen to podcasts/music, and read more, etc.
- Inspirational storytelling, quotes, and poetry
- Ideas and resources to utilize beyond this eBook and IHS
- Motivational “Real Talk” about current social and spiritual trends happening globally
- and much more!
You can go read more about the basics of The Intuitive Heart Guide on Lauren’s eBook page. I don’t want to waste space rehashing that which you can read for yourself. Instead, I want to orate a bit more about what I know to be true about The Guide.
I’m going to be honest. I edited this work. Like I said, Lauren is a friend of mine (although we have yet to meet in person) and she knew that she could trust me to not only edit the Guide for basic grammatical stuff but to also honestly critique the content. I literally read the Guide a dozen times and yet, it shifted things in my awareness again and again and again. Even though I had already been a part of the eCourse last year, with similar content, this Guide has evolved and become something so very special.
The Intuitive Heart Guide is sacred in a sense. It’s not that the book itself is sacred but more what it has the potential of doing for you that makes it sacred. What this Guide can help you create for yourself and your life is truly a blessed thing.
I am going to be working with The Guide again myself. I do not think I have come close to becoming a fully aware and awakened person. There is still so much of me that is lost inside myself and in that around me. There is still so much of me that is not truly living. There is still a lot of work to be done. Which is why I adore The Guide. I can go back and use it however I need to again and again. It isn’t going anywhere. It is patiently waiting for me to be fully ready to embrace everything it can help me do.
This isn’t some cheeky self-help book written by an egotistical motivational speaker. Lauren isn’t trying to get rich off of your low self-esteem and desire to be a better version of you in 30 days. She also isn’t trying to get you to tap you’re your inner-goddess or something equally as cheesy. No, what Lauren has done is to pour her heart, her soul, her personal journey into the words on the pages of The Guide so that you can connect with someone who has been on a similar path, someone who is still transcending her current state of BEing.
Lauren writes with passion, with soul, with clarity, and with warmth. But she speaks the truth and for some, it will cut to your core. But trust me – this is what you need The Guide to do for you. You need to be pushed outside of the comfort zone you are surviving in.
This Guide is not going to be for everyone. It will only be for those woman who truly desire a shift in awareness. It will only be for those women who really want to be alive and not just living.
‘The Intuitive Heart Guide never grows old. I have been consistently using the techniques and ideas within this Guide for years now, and it is an honor, and I feel, a responsibility for me to share them in this way. It is my intention to facilitate healthy energy flow as I work with and pass along good medicine…’ Lauren Luquin
The other piece of this is the FREE Intuitive Heart Sanctuary. Not only does Lauren support your journey through her writings and inspiration in The Guide, but she offers a gathering space where woman can come together in support of one another. “My intention is to facilitate healthy energy flow to uplift, inspire, and provide a space for women as we awaken our consciousness and manifest our dreams into reality.”
Honestly, I cannot think of a better roadmap than the Guide and a more supportive gathering space than the Intuitive Heart Sanctuary. Are you ready to grow?
Lauren is generously giving away a one copy of The Intuitive Heart Guide: A Collection of Essays and Explorations Highlighting How to Connect to and Nurture Your True Self Within Community and Nature. Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway opens today, January 30, 2013 and closes February 6, 2013 at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.
The normal price of the eBook is $44.00, but if you join the Intuitive Heart Sanctuary it is 15% Off ($37.40). I assure you, it is worth so much more!