Unencumbered Grace


Often times, when I feel I don’t have a perspective, thing to say or chapter within, I just start typing. Not so much to force the topic at hand but because I always find the inner knowing and clarity resides somewhere deep inside. I just have to allow the time, courage, and unencumbered grace to find and articulate it.

Similarly, when I feel confused with a situation in life, choice I am trying to make or discernment towards any given situation, I often feel all jumbled up inside with no direct answers or clarity. What I have found though, is that when I let myself speak out loud in the comfort and security of my own private space in order to express what I didn’t even realize I had an opinion on, my inner truth can and will come forward. By taking the conversation out of my head and allowing my soul to vocalize its perspective, I often startle myself by the realization I actually do have a viewpoint and something to say.

I believe our inner truth and perspectives are very important. Following our heart has become a major manifesting topic these days as we all work to find our own path and unearth our inner desires. After years of working with clients to help find and express those inner truths, I have discovered that our soul always knows the direction we wish or need to go. We often just filter out our inner voice or cloud our minds with the perspectives of others and truthfully also our own fears and concerns on how the events will unfold or what others may think.

I recently had some beautiful souls asking about my third book and if it was ready to publish. The truth is, the book is ready. It is me that still requires the inner work and courage to officially hit the print button. You see my third book is a bit more open and blunt then I have ever been in the past, and I am certainly not used to being so bold. I always tend to soften my approach and find a more gentle way to express what is in my heart; certainly providing guidance or insights but also adding a few mindful filters along the way. I think I will always strive for this respectful balance for myself and all others. However, I do find there are many times when pure clarity is needed. No speaking in tongues, parables, spiritual lessons or stories that may allow others to misinterpret the words; but the strongest and clearest personal declaration one can humanly muster the courage to articulate. Particularly when boundaries have been pushed, energy manipulated, expectations too high or outright lies are being expressed, there is most certainly a newfound version of my soul energy that appears to be writing and responding with a little more brass, clarity and a no nonsense kind of tone. It is within this new perspective that I am needing to take the time to learn how to believe and appreciate that my soul knows exactly what needs to be said and the general direction I want my life path to unfold towards.

I believe many of us heart-centred folks tend to avoid this type of outspoken clarity because often we have found ourselves on the receiving end of some harsh, non-filtered conversations. Truthfully, this type of communication has always felt aggressive and very raw to be the recipient of such an abrasive interaction. In fact, I think that is the very reason why I have always favored the more filtered and respectful approach. I don’t like the way it feels to be spoken to so abruptly with someone’s harsh opinions or directives, and therefore tend to personally avoid speaking with such an unfiltered dialogue the seems to hold little to no respect on how those words are being felt or received. However, over the years I have found there to be a huge energetic difference in the delivery points of every spoken word or action that I believe is worth understanding.

The question to ask yourself before removing all filters and just speaking or acting with full gusto to yourself and all others would be “are boundaries being pushed?” In other words, am I just rudely blasting off opinions and perspectives into the lives of all others or has my own energy field actually been pushed out of alignment, creating an inner need to reclaim my own life path and voice? I think we could all stand to find some conscious balance with our words and inner clarity. Am I being pushed? Am I pushing? Or am I just learning to hold my own, speak my truth, and being as honest to myself and all others as humanly possible? I find the energy of these three scenarios to be quite different.

If we are are being pushed by someone else in any way, shape or form (in thought, word or deed), the energy will arrive within our personal energetic space as dark, heavy, and overbearing, leaving our own aura feeling quite violated, small and even fragile at times. The same goes for any circumstances when we ourselves are the ones doing the pushing. Sending someone aggressive, non-filtered words, thoughts or actions for no reason but to appease our own ego will always feel dark and uncalled for. In a more balanced world of these two extremes resides the energy of someone respectfully learning to hold their own. Within this context, the energy exuded is a magnificent demonstration of our soul potential, sparkling with divine empowered, enlightened perspectives, and is nothing short of breathtaking to both witness and behold. Honestly, I look forward to the day when we all gain this type of inner balance, clarity and outer conviction as we all learn to hold our own while respecting the right of all others to accomplish and embody the same. No boundary pushing ever involved.

In the mean time, find the strength to unearth your own inner knowing held somewhere deep inside, at the very least to yourself. Our individual and beautifully unique souls will always know the answers and clarity we seek. The key is to allow the time, courage, and unencumbered grace to find and articulate them.


Love and Blessings Always,

Lauren Heistad

About Lauren Heistad of SOULworks

My name is Lauren Heistad. I am an adept teacher of the spiritual arts, inspirational speaker, intuitive healer, psychic medium, self-proclaimed Messenger of Change, 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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