“My mystic Self opened up when I was a young girl. I had a near-death experience at about the age of 5.”
Julie had chronic tonsillitis. Surgeries to remove her tonsils were constantly rescheduled because consistent infection made surgery risky. One day Julie became septic – an infection of the blood, which spread quickly into every organ of her body causing a serious condition.
“I was laying on mother’s bed napping. I heard her yelling at me to wake up. I could see her as if my eyes were open. I could not respond or speak, and the urgency in my mother’s voice became stronger.
‘This isn’t funny. Stop pretending. It is time to get up’.”
Julie explained she was consciously present outside of her dying body watching the reaction of her family and doctors deal with her physical unconsciousness.
She recovered from the physical infection and found herself infused with lasting effects of that mystical experience.
Julie learned to walk and navigate in the mystic world. She did not talk about it with other people because it felt strange, and many times there was no one to share it with anyway.
Julie continued to commune with God for many years, living actively in both worlds of reality and mystical realms. Whenever she heard news reports of tragedies, Julie would be deeply affected with heart-felt pain. At home, she experienced divorce and chemical dependency by family members.
In her conversations with God Julie would say, “I don’t get these humans. Why don’t they GET IT? Why don’t they understand the truth of who we are?”
At the age of eleven, the powers were really turned on. One day she was sitting on the grass in her yard asking God these questions and feeling unhappy with the way people treated each other.
“At that moment I began leaving my body. There was a host with me – an amazing man with long gray hair and beard. We ascended and I was out of my body. I could see myself in our yard, I could see the neighborhood, and the whole community. We went out into space. The man and I were holding the earth, hovered, in our cupped hands. I saw what was to happen on the planet now, as we begin to consciously heal.”
Julie saw hope for our world. Light was encircling the planet and landing on it, lighting it up. Everything came into balance.
“I saw who I would be in my 50’s and what sort of work I’d be doing.”
We normally see ourselves as separate individuals. Separate from one another, separate from the earth, from the planet, the cosmos, and separate from God. It has been in that consciousness which we have created all we have created, and it’s worked for a long time. We have mastered it.
We are learning now that the great spiritual wisdom of millenniums has been showing us a different way. We have an independent, inter-connected field of consciousness. We do not HAVE consciousness. We ARE consciousness.
Everything is breaking down. Those old systems no longer sustain us. We are now able to rebuild. Although this awakening is not widely being reported, it is happening right now.
“We’re all in this place of expansion”
Julie’s book is filled with wonderful stories and prescriptions to help you be part of the healing of our planet, and the souls of those who live on it.
Deneen Joyner, our most recent guest on Life Mastery Radio, calls herself a Soul Medium, adopting that moniker during the process of healing from some of life’s greatest challenges.
That’s the end of the story though, and to better understand Deneen’s journey, we should start from the beginning.
From the age of five, Deneen could hear, see, and speak to angels. Besides the usual playmates of a typical five year old, Deneen was entertained by immortal beings.
“It was a lovely time for me, but I didn’t have a filter. I was unwittingly revealing secrets about family members. It wasn’t long until my family silenced me. I learned it wasn’t acceptable to share truth, feelings, and my gifts with others.”
Deneen began to feel her gifts were not good, and perhaps even shameful. She put her gifts on a shelf and stuffed her feelings down. Years of ignoring her gifts made Deneen numb and disconnected.
“I began to focus on the pain in my life.”
In 2011 Deneen felt the walls of life were closing in, and the bottom falling out. She was in emotional pain, and didn’t know how to get out of it.
“Every day felt like the same day. I was tapped out.”
Deneen had been running for years, exhausting her funds. She had not made her car payment for months. The day came when it was repossessed.
“When I saw my vehicle being hoisted up on the tow truck so they could take it away, it felt as though my soul had left me. I had gotten myself to this place, and things were really bad.”
Having denied her gifts years before, Deneen lacked resources to help herself. She considered suicide as the only way out.
“I was angry at God for making me feel I should take my life. Why did you give me these gifts? What are they for? I asked God, but I didn’t get an answer.”
Deneen realized she wanted to know those answers even more than she wanted life to end. She began the process to heal. Her journey included learning about Family Karma.
“The reason why people carry emotional pain is because no one ever showed us how to respond to emotional pain. When I began to uncover more of who I am, I discovered the ancestral inheritance I had been given. My pain was generational.”
Deneen realized she had unconsciously learned an emotional framework; a lens she’d looked through to respond to life.
Family Karma is based on themes such as: incarceration, divorce, abandonment, illness, etc. This Karma is passed down invisibly to us until a black sheep becomes sensitive to it.
“I was the black sheep, and although I couldn’t put my finger on why I felt uncomfortable in my family, I learned I had been given responsibility to change the Karma. I was the one to heal the bloodline.”
Healing brought understanding to Deneen. She discovered:
Divine Pain – sent to us by God in preparation for our Holy Assignment – our life’s purpose
Recreated Pain – what we’ve attracted in our life, and what we continue to clone.
“That pretty much makes for a messy life. We tend to focus on what we’ve recreated rather than what Divine has sent. Most often it takes trauma or a painful event to snap us out, and then Divine has our attention. I invited my ancestors into my healing process, and they helped me. It became apparent that I had highly gifted healers in my family. What I’d been trying to outrun, I realized I never could.”
Deneen’s Holy Assignment was revealed:
Now that you have healed, you know how to do it, it’s your turn to show others who’ve forgotten as you did.
By 2014, Deneen knew the WHAT she needed to do. After some soul searching she discovered the HOW was to write a book.
the world is living in a less-than-delightful circumstance, Victoria provides
tools in her book to help us find JOY despite the jeopardy.
“I have lost everything more than once. Money. Jobs, Homes. Relationships. Stuff. My heart. My soul. My sense of self-worth.
It was a big problem. And that was a big problem.
I saw myself having a big problem I had to fix. I hated myself for never being able to fix it.
It wasn’t until I began creating a daily practice of JOY that things shifted.
In fact, things didn’t shift. They TRANSFORMED. Everything transformed. I discovered the transformational power of heart-centered practice.”
After a year of practicing JOY and sharing it with people, Victoria felt as though she’d discovered a magical formula.
“I thought if I could change my life into a kind of spiritual experiment, maybe I would be able to discover why a made-up practice had succeeded when nothing else had.”
As a little girl, Victoria knew LOVE could heal because she’d experienced it. However, before she began her practice of joy, she forgot how to feel the LOVE which had always been inside her.
“Old fears melted away. Ancient stories lost their grip on me. I felt hope and experienced healing as never before! Why? Because all my practices had one thing in common: they were heart-centered, causing me to live as if I were living is, as, from, and through LOVE.”
To fully reap the blessings of a heart-centered LOVE and JOY practice, it helps to understand the four components of practice:
Daily:Studies show that whatever we prioritize in our lives not only shifts to the top of our to-do lists, but it also becomes the lens through which we experience everything.
Deliberate:The word DELIBERATE means intentional, which comes from the Latin word for “stretching.” That is how Victoria thinks of practice – as the stretches we must do in our souls to keep ourselves limber in LOVE.
Conscious:It’s not enough to practice. To be conscious means to be present. If you are doing a heart-centered LOVE practice, but you are thinking about all the things you have to do next, then you’re not present.
Committed:This word makes so many of us nervous because it connotes pressure, obligation, duty. Try thinking of it this way instead: every day we are bombarded by fear, so if we do not commit to practicing LOVE, we will slide back into fear without even knowing it.
It was a THRILLER (reference back to Vincent Price) to have Victoria on the show. She most definitely brought JOY to Todd, me, and all the listeners of Life Mastery Radio.
“Its been a journey to find my voice, my heart, and my passion. I found great freedom in being able to write things down.”
Laura Staley, author of Live Inspired, a guidebook for the experience of life, was our guest this past Tuesday. It was certainly an inspiring book to read, and an inspiring experience to talk with her on the show.
Laura came from a tragic upbringing. In her book she shares the lessons learned from these tragedies, and how we can apply them.
A “trauma bond” had to be broken with her abusive mother so Laura could be free to do the deeper work of healing. This healing journey included learning to talk to all the other parts of herself and accept that many were imperfect and flawed.
“I had great capacity for love at age 10; to be able to speak from my heart. However, I didn’t have a safe place in which to do that. All those voices are now inside me, and I can reach in to them, and set them free.”
Laura had to disconnect from, what she called, the bully “that lived in my mind”. She began to recognize the voices in her head were not hers. They were recordings of what other people had said to her.
Laura set about “shredding limiting beliefs”.
Laura tried hard to make her mother accept and love her. The opening story of her book illustrates to the reader the very struggles she had in that mother-daughter relationship her whole life:
“My sister and mother played the piano beautifully. My mother would be joyful when she played (despite all the other cruel characteristics I witnessed from her constantly), confirming to me that my mother had capacity to feel such emotions. I wanted to be the person that brought her joy.
I thought to myself, ‘Maybe if I learned to play the piano…’
‘You’ll never play like your sister’ my mom would say, but she finally relented and found a willing piano teacher.
On my first lesson, after my mother left me alone with the teacher, an awful human being emerged. She took my hands and smacked them with a ruler. She disparaged me for crying, and throughout the lesson I attempted to play through tears.
Once home, my mother continued the cruel micromanagement begun by my piano teacher. While I played, my mother would whisper into my ear, ‘you’ll never play like your sister’.
Finally, in despair I shouted, ‘I’m not ever gonna take lessons again. I’m done!’ Then came the awful words from my mother: ‘you’re an ungrateful, selfish, bitch’.
took me years to learn I was not a worthless piece of $%#*, as I was told.”
As an adult, Laura would become enraged with her own children. She recognized her behavior was not helpful and, in fact, terrifying to her children. In her book she names this characteristic of herself whom she calls Lois:
“Lois wasn’t me, but an act, a front, a pretense, a grotesque inside-out costumed character. She raged with the F-word, a word forbidden in my childhood home. For years she simmered with many flavors of fury deep in the lockdown pot of my body. She bubbled, vigorously boiled, and blew the lid right off especially in the early years of mothering my children. Lois splattered hurt all over these precious ones I treasured the most. Had I created her to cope? If I had, I succeeded in making one nasty creature.
Even through this psycho bitch rage, Lois oddly fueled a distorted sense of courage for which I felt pride, I carried deep shame too, realizing only cowards or deeply troubled people lash out at small beings. When you don’t know the pathway out, reacting like a madwoman fools you into feeling powerful. Lois took over my body at the slightest provocation; when something in my immediate environment looked or smelled like a trigger from the past. I didn’t invent her. She was my body screaming, trauma lives right here!”
Laura stated, when people overreact it is likely because their life is feeling threatened. Our mind reflects on a real experience when our lives were threatened, and it triggers a physical response.
Laura’s stories will make you feel empowered; feel seen; and brave about your own vulnerability. It will also help you have compassion for others on their own journey.
Your heart knows WHO you really are. Listen to your heart. Listen to Laura’s interview here:
When I heard James Redfield was scheduled to be on the show, I began to read his first book, The Celestine Prophecy. I’d heard about it years ago and thought it would be like so many other self-help books written by guests we’ve had on the show. Please, don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved every book I’ve read related to our guests. In this instance, however, I was completely surprised to discover The Celestine Prophecy is a novel.
As I read the compelling adventure story about a man seeking for higher knowledge and power, I was made to wonder, “is this a novel, or did this really happen?”
Within a few days of reading, I’d reached the inspirational conclusion, excited to learn there was an Afterword section wherein I was taught how to apply the insights of the book into my life. In other words, a NOVEL taught me SELF-HELP.
The Celestine Prophecy, published in 1994, sat at #1 on the NY Times best seller list for 3 years. It has ended up being the first of many literary successes for James Redfield.
“[The Celestine Prophecy] is about tuning in to spiritual insights; understanding how the world really works from the viewpoint of consciousness and moving the world to a better place.”
Working with troubled teenagers as a therapist at the time of its creation, his work was the laboratory for The Celestine Prophecy. James put the information he’d taught into a living story based on his experiences, and those of others.
“Inspiration energy, heart based, emotion-based energy, can only be achieved in a story with believable characters. We live in a spiritually designed universe. Until you know how to get in alignment with that design, life is materialistic at best.”
The Celestine Prophecy shares a consensus of thought on the key experiences of spirituality, a scientific wave of thought starting with Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who introduced the idea of spirituality into the scientific world.
The book began as a pass-along book. James shared the manuscript with many people, who shared it with others. Within 6 months The Celestine Prophecy was everywhere in the 1990’s.
Why the resurgence now?
“It’s a new time in the world because of three very different generations on the earth.
Baby Boomers are retiring with time on their hands. They’re asking the higher questions: What can I do to leave a legacy? What can I do to be of service?
Millennials (children of boomers) are reaching an impactful point in life. They’re looking at year 40 coming at them; and for answers to the question: Is there more to this life? They have the education, the job, the family, but still feel incomplete.
The Gen X’ers are looking at their future with questions: How can I afford college? Can I be successful? Am I going to be okay?”
Three generation are starting to search for answers. The Celestine Prophecy speaks to this quest. More people are meditating than ever before.
It’s a new time, and people are passing the book along again.
The characters in the book are searching for clues to discover hidden and valuable insights that will raise spiritual consciousness. During the interview, James shared a few of the insights:
Synchronicity. Many people doubt it, but if it’s real, and we actually do receive help from above, then all spiritual consciousness is real. This is where the journey begins
Evolving earth forward through consciousness. It’s our birthright
Karma. There is consensus building about karmic structure. If you’re a giver, and aligned with synchronicity, you’ll surround yourself with givers. If you’re a taker, and misleading other people, you’ll draw more takers into your life.
Mediation. Finding your intuition. Quiet your mind and set a mantra to open your heart and feel love. Love brings stability and peace; and keeps you from getting cynical.
There are 5 more insights found in the story of The Celestine Prophecy. Insight 10 (provided after the story ends) is tuning in to the afterlife. Recognizing the reality of angels and the concept of heaven.
The new edition has an Afterword about how to stay awake after the journey and discovery found in the book.
“Live the insights and get in alignment with how the world really works. Get on the path of service. We are intuitively guided when we have an open heart and mind. We set ourselves up for synchronicity. That brings us to dreaming, and then the dream begins to unfold.”
James Redfield invites us to connect with uplifting energy and live a higher consciousness.
Visit his website and join the online community being built which you can be part of. The Celestine Vision
Our guest last Tuesday, Nancy Juetten, has created an easy and fun way for each of us to check off the boxes to life’s most important tasks.
“The rug has just been pulled out from underneath almost everyone on the planet, and we’re all figuring out how to master this new reality.”
Nancy wrote the book, “Bye Bye Boring Bio” years ago to help businesses and business owners with creative marketing ideas in crafting biographies.
Recently, Nancy has co-founded the development of Life Goes On Roadmap®. It’s a system for personal financial information organization that prevents aggravation and frustration around not being able to access crucial documents and information when life serves up an unexpected surprise.
On the very day of our interview with her, Nancy announced a new initiative to thank first-responders for their service, especially during the challenges of the Covid 19 pandemic.
First responders and essential workers can visit this link https://bit.ly/FirstResponder2020 and enter their name and email address and receive the Get Your Act Together Getting Started Template as a free digital download.
This report guides the reader on a scavenger hunt to assemble the most important documents and information they need to navigate in a crisis.
“Human resource directors from hospitals, grocery stores, fire departments, and other first responder and essential worker organizations can reach out to me by phone or email to arrange for delivery of the full digital system of Life Goes On Roadmap® to their teams.“
The complete system includes a guidebook, gameboard, digital organizer, and access to a client-only Facebook community to get expert support for questions that come up.
The gameboard transforms getting organized into a game everyone can win as opposed to a task to put off until later.
“What starts out as a transactional exercise turns into a transformational journey that gets families talking about important matters that warrant their timely attention, now more than ever.”
“By sharing our system as a gift, we can touch and transform the lives of those who are playing such a crucial role in helping all of us get through what is the most daunting health challenge of our lives.“
Nancy revealed to us the first few steps you can take to get your act together:
Update beneficiary designations on insurance documents and wills
Take pictures, and collect receipts for all valuables
Give your family members access to your phone so they can reach your contacts in order to share necessary information
“Life turns on a dime, and if you do not have your act together you’ve got a whole lot more drama, trauma, and chaos to attend to in the worst possible time.”
Nancy was interviewed on TV last year about her system. Take a moment to listen to that interview here:
Seven years ago, Kristi’s husband died by suicide.
“I had a really hard time processing that. I knew I could either be a victim of my circumstances, or I can take this pain and figure out how to use it to help other people.”
Kristi helps many people through feelings of grief and unhappiness, including middle school students.
“If we’re going to stop suicide from happening, we need to educate our youth about mental health…they are grieving the loss of hopes and dreams as their proms, graduations, and award ceremonies are being cancelled.”
Kristi’s advice about how to connect with our teenage children during this pandemic (or any time):
Don’t force conversations. Ask “how
are you handling this?”
Observe changes in patterns and/or
Don’t mete out judgement or put them
on the spot
Don’t minimize their emotion
Validate that what they’re feeling is
“The best tool you can give someone right now is to listen. Let them speak, and don’t try to fix it.”
Kristi suggests there are signs to look for if you suspect someone you love is becoming depressed:
Changes in behavior
One-word (or grunts) answers
Not showering, or ignoring self-hygiene
Isolation, and/or no longer doing what they
Becoming someone you no longer recognize
During this pandemic we are all grieving structure, routine, social connection, purpose, and self-worth. Your self-care will be modeled by your children.
Kristi suggests the following tools to help you and your family get through your grief journey:
Play games the kids are interested in
Take care of yourself first and be in a strong
place to help others
Ask kids to teach you how to do something (like
play a video game)
“Now is the time to reach out and reconnect with the people you’ve been meaning to connect with. I feel best when I get outside myself and help other people. I let go of the things I can’t control.”
“Even those of us who are persistent in our self-practice and self-care can slide down that slippery slope. This isolation is disconnecting people in a way that’s different than ever before.”
Paulette Deckers, Board Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, was our guest on April 7th. She’s a practitioner at Ascension Living and Wellness Center in Lynnwood, WA.
So many of us are participating in online meetings now, which Paulette believes is isolating in itself. On top of that, we’re supposed to be physically distancing ourselves from everyone else. This may lead to loneliness, which may lead to boredom and/or depression.
“This government-imposed distancing is compounding the social ills our society had yet to resolve prior to this unprecedented time. We are also hyper-aware of everyone, and every activity going on around us. This can lead to anxiety.”
Todd called it the “Do I give a !@#$, or not give a !@#$?” situation.
To which Paulette replied,
“All emotions are good. They are there to let you know something needs to be addressed. Therefore, allow the feelings to come in, notice them, and let the energy of each emotion flow through you. Don’t take any judgement of it. Let it dissipate quickly.”
Throughout the interview, Paulette provided twelve steps or ideas to help us navigate through our emotions until life returns to our new normal.
1. Take care of yourself first.
If you don’t provide for your own needs, you will find it more difficult to care for others. By practicing self-care, you’ll be better equipped to care for your spouse, children, teenager, and so forth.
2. Look for the gift.
“The Beautiful Destruction.” There is a gift in each challenge. You may not be able to see it right away, but through time, patience, self-care and self-love, you will.
3. Recognize the opportunity to stop, pause, reset, and reevaluate what’s important.
That may be the biggest gift for each of us.
We may think, “I wasn’t really happy in that job. Maybe it’s a good thing it’s not there anymore.”
4. Go inward.
Figure out what you really need. Despite the social distancing, we can draw closer to each other emotionally. We may find a greater sense of empathy for others and their challenges.
“Prior to this pandemic we were all escape artists from our own life.”
5. Recognize that some of the things we thought we HAD to do, we don’t HAVE to do.
“We don’t ALL have to drive to a job every day. We can work from home.”
6. Reconnect with your family unit.
Reconnect with humanity. Find ways to forget your own troubles and serve those whom you love the most.
7. Think outside the box.
Think about renewal energy sources. Think about cleaning up our water supply.
“We now know we can have an effect on global warming by our individual actions.”
8. Set up structure at home.
Make plans and/or agreements based on your family’s core values. Find ways to alleviate frustration, unhappiness, and boredom in yourself, while keeping your children free of the same emotions. Help everyone feel productive.
9. Take online classes.
Finish that degree you’ve been procrastinating about. Learn a new skill. Get certified in an area useful to your career. Encourage your loved ones to do the same. Register your children for online public speaking classes with me, Jackie Bailey.
10. Recognize you’re increasing your resiliency.
Your creativity and innovative skills can be released and take root in new opportunities. You can do hard things!
11. Take this opportunity to practice greater kindness.
Search for ways to increase brotherly love, and concern for strangers. Find ways to serve in, and for, your community. www.JustServe.org
How can hypnotherapy help with your coping skills?
The many benefits of Paulette Deckers’ services include centeredness, a sense of being grounded, achievement of deep sleep, emotional balance, and decreased anxiety.
“Hypnosis, meditation and prayer are all essentially the same thing. Meditation is going inward. Prayer is going inward with a mantra, or communication with a higher source. It’s all self-hypnosis.”
In hypnosis, Paulette is simply the facilitator of your journey inward. She will help you still your mind, quiet your body, and focus on your breathing. You can connect to the power within you.
“So often we get into a place when we don’t give a !@#$, or we get into analysis paralysis and doubt our value. This comes up when we make comparisons to others. Perfection does not exist.”
Paulette can help you say, “I’m perfectly me. I am who I am, and I have something to offer through my life experiences and challenges.”
12. Love yourself.
Contact Paulette for details about her
programs, and how she can help you get through this uncertain time.
Lisa Erickson, author ofChakra Empowerment for Women, was our guest today. She realized, during a time of high demand in her career, that as a child she experienced the world energetically and didn’t know it.
After the birth of her first child, Lisa realized her energy had changed drastically, as did her relationship with her Chakras. Today, Lisa focuses on energy work for women, especially those women healing from sexual trauma and abuse.
“I had a health crisis myself that got me focused on women’s health and women’s energetics in particular.”
Energetics applies to any modality in which we’re working with our energy body. Chakra meditation, Reiki, Acupuncture and Acupressure.
“Our energy body is that interface between our physical, our physic, and our spirit. Working with Chakras gave me a language and a structure for processing my energy body.”
The second Chakra is the foundation of a woman’s energy body. It’s linked to procreation, creation energies, and sexual energy.
Men and women both experience problems with their first and second Chakras if they’ve experienced abuse.
In Lisa’s book, Cindi Dale tells the following story:
Decades ago, I was under the tutelage of a Belizean shaman. One afternoon, after he explained the curative properties of various jungle plants, he smiled and leaned toward me, ignoring my male companions. “I’m only teaching the men,” he whispered. “You are a woman. You are aware of what I am speaking.” I was puzzled and asked the shaman, a natural herbal healer, what he meant. “Women already know all things. Men must learn all things.” He paused and pointed toward my abdomen. “There, that is why. You have the power of the Mother—and of all mothers.”
Navel | Just under navel | Personal power, will, self
Heart | Center of upper chest | Compassion, balance, love
Throat | Center of neck | Expression, authenticity, clarity
Third Eye | Above brow midpoint | Insight, intuition, imagination
Crown | Top back part of head | Spirituality, faith, purpose
We can each learn which Chakras are blocked, and which are strong in us. Lisa uses a mapping tool in her book to help the reader learn how our own Chakras are operating. She does this through memory, visualization, and affirmations.
“I evolved the specific visualizations, affirmations, and use of emotional memory. I combine them into a how-to process. The reader can access whatever is most powerful to them.”
There is so much information gained from her book; and from our interview with Lisa. Please listen to the show and then dive right into the book.
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