Posts Tagged ‘spirit’

I Give Myself Permission To Not Know

February 21st, 2014 by Laura Longley

Yesterday I had a session with my BodyTalk practitioner. She talks to my body silently and uses muscle testing to get answers. A few minutes into the session she asked me, “What would you like to give yourself permission for?” Immediately I knew that I wanted to give myself permission to not know. I’ve recently…

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Using A “Silent Retreat” to Process Difficult Emotions

May 24th, 2013 by Laura Longley

A few weeks ago I went on self-designed silent retreat. As per my usual experience over the last 6 months, nothing went anything like the way that I had planned it or what I expected. That’s been one of my lessons I’m finally starting to realize. I need to be letting go of some expectations…

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Small and Spotty – Good Enough!

November 12th, 2012 by Laura Longley

A while ago I had been struggling with getting started on writing some materials for a course I wanted to give on finding your ideal career. Now, I have been working with people to do this for several years, and I certainly know how to help someone figure out what their ideal career is. But…

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Edinburgh Day 4: Scaling the Heights – The Value of a Support Group

November 5th, 2012 by Laura Longley

Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano, right in Edinburgh, and is part of Holyrood Park. In preparation for my trip to Edinburgh I joined some Meetups (as mentioned in an earlier post –www.meetup.com), and one of these was a Walking and Socialising (British spelling on Socialising) group. I have always loved to walk for exercise,…

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Edinburgh Day 3: The Joy of Accents

November 3rd, 2012 by Laura Longley

I recently joined Toastmasters in Seattle. I have realized that part of my calling, or purpose, is to do public speaking. I’m already comfortable speaking in front of a group, but I wanted to get a little more polished and I knew Toastmasters could help me with that. Because I only started going to Toastmasters…

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Edinburgh Day 2: Settling In and Feeling Welcomed

November 1st, 2012 by Laura Longley

My first morning in Edinburgh I slept in until 9 AM, and then got busy getting myself settled. The day before I had been too tired to deal with unpacking, so everything was in a big mess. I spent a little time getting everything unpacked a put away. I am fortunate that my room has…

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Lessons on Gratitude Learned on a Long Plane Flight

October 31st, 2012 by Laura Longley

To get from Seattle to Edinburgh I had to take two plane flights. The first was from Seattle to Amsterdam. This flight is about ten hours long. When I checked in online prior to leaving for the airport, I was given an opportunity to upgrade to a better economy class seat, one with more legroom…

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Edinburgh Day 1 : Trust and Faith

October 30th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I arrived at the airport in Edinburgh about 14 hours ago, at 10 AM local time. I easily made my way by taxi to the flat where I had rented a room, and met the flat owner, Eva. Eva is a transplant from Malaga in Spain. She’s been living in Edinburgh for 16 years. When…

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Laura’s Spiritual Journey to Scotland:The Grand Adventure Begins!

October 29th, 2012 by Laura Longley

I leave this afternoon to begin my spiritual journey in Scotland. This all began as an inspiration a little over three months ago. I felt called to leave my home in Seattle, where I’ve lived all my life, and move somewhere else. The somewhere else that came to me was Edinburgh, Scotland. After much thrashing…

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Slow Down! Adults at Play!

October 3rd, 2012 by Laura Longley

We hear all the time these adages like “stop and smell the roses” and “be in the present moment.” And it’s true that we need to slow down and just be in order to experience happiness. The other day, I got a powerful insight into how, as much as I believe in the value of…

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