Halfway There

It has taken me years to understand and believe in who I am as a healer, teacher, and lightworker. My biggest spiritual moment (so far) occurred over twenty years ago. Since that divine moment of clarity, it has taken nearly fifteen more years to understand my gifts. Five years to accept them. And yet another year to embrace who I am with all my heart and soul.

In September of 2011, I officially opened up my own Intuitive Healing business called SOULworks and offered these services out of the safety and security of my own home. Taking this one leap of faith was quite the journey! At the time there were many fears and perceived obstacles I needed to overcome before I could speak up about my spiritual experiences and beliefs.  And just about the time I was starting to get a wee bit (and I do mean a wee bit) comfortable in my endeavors, my spirit guides requested I once again step out of my comfort zone – way out!

You see I had been having visions for many years about a Centre of which I would someday be part of. A place where like-minded people would actually say out loud that they worked with spirit. And not only that, but people would come from all walks of life to be a part of this Centre; to learn, share, experience, heal, and grow. A sacred space where we could proudly declare our involvement with spirit and our intentions to bring awareness, healing and enlightenment to our world. Ahh, this place literally felt magical and I could hardly wait to be a part of it.

Of course, that was before I realized I was the one to start this adventure! Then one day spirit gave me a nudge. They told me it was time to start looking for the space. I of course thought they meant my little room within a space already established. On three occasions lead solely on guidance, I drove around Saskatoon looking for a great office space to be a part of. No matter how hard I tried, I never could find the Centre within my visions. Instead, each time I found myself parked in front of a random building feeling lost and out of touch with where I was to be. I remember actually sitting there in the parking lot crying and yelling at the universe to show me a sign.

Then I started to hear the proverbial, “if you build it they will come.” And I’m thinking to myself, “Oh, I’m sorry. You’ve got the wrong gal!” But the messages persisted and so I started to search the Internet for office buildings within Saskatoon. Imagine my surprise and wonderment when the random building I had been parked in front of for days simply popped up on the screen as a new listing. It was an OMG kind of moment as I gave the posting a double take: is that really the building I have been crying in front while asking the universe for direction?!

So yes, I followed the breadcrumb trail that spirit was providing and contacted the realtor.  I will never forget how it felt to walk into that space. The very first thing I saw when walking through the door was a sign stenciled on the wall, “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there”.  The message was certainly beautiful and brought tears to my eyes, but the actually building itself was truly breathtaking. In both décor and functionality it was literally all that I had envisioned the Centre to be. Having the opportunity to walk directly into my vision was truly a miraculous moment.

So long story short, I realized spirit never provides us with an opportunity we are not ready to handle. I allowed myself to believe that perhaps they did have the right gal for the job. In doing so, I have also come to realize that I was the one who called this Sacred Healing Centre into being and created this magnificent opportunity merely by letting myself dream of its reality. Humbly, I have watched this vision of mine turn into the most beautiful manifestation beyond my wildest dreams. Ahhh, this place truly does feel magical.

Throughout this growing process I have come to realize that learning how to follow your dreams and moving into uncharted territory is not risk taking. It is a calculated leap of faith. Even the unknown is known to the heart.

I encourage you to always honour, follow and aspire to live out your dreams. I speak from experience when I say with all my heart, anything in life you wish to pursue is well worth the jump.

 

Namaste,

Lauren Heistad

About Lauren Heistad of SOULworks

Lauren Heistad is an adept teacher of the spiritual arts, trance healer, psychic medium, inspirational speaker, founder of both the SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre and the SOULworks School of Enlightenment, as well as author of the books “Activating your SOULworks: A Healing Journey” and "Evolving your SOULworks: A Miraculous Journey."

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