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So…I bolted upright in that hammock at the Luz Divina pousada in Abadiania, Brazil in 2008 – not far from the John of God Casa – after I heard a woman’s voice say “You’re not in control.”

I couldn’t stay lying there any longer, as I felt incredibly unsettled. So, I did what I often did when I was trying to avoid knowing something important about myself – I went in search of something to eat and someone to talk to.

But of course, neither was available.

I was going to have to reconcile this on my own. I was going to have to get to the bottom of this revelation of “not being in control” by myself.

When I returned home to my small studio in the urban environment of NW Portland – suddenly everything that had felt right with my life felt totally wrong.

How could I continue on with my job, in a cubicle, success coaching adults over the phone while people swarmed all around me in an office several floors off the ground? How could I live in a small little box that was surrounded by horns and garbage trucks and tourists and locals milling about?

Maybe I wasn’t in control I realized, because the Heather Strang who had created the above life didn’t seem to exist anymore, and instead what came forth was a strong call to write my first book (although I had no idea what that was!) and be at the beach (although I had no idea where that was).

Because I was finally open, no longer fighting full-force the flow of my life trajectory (aka my Destiny), Spirit could guide me with more ease.

A former boyfriend turned friend moved back to Kauai and invited me to come stay and rent with him while I “figured out” what the hell I was doing with my life, since my time in Brazil had left me in a new state of consciousness.

I sold my car and most of my things, got the approval from corporate to continue coaching for them from Kauai (which had never been allowed before and I was seen as sort of a unicorn at the company because of this!) and had a big going away party – all within 3 weeks.

Spirit moves fast when you’re not in the way.

I wrote my first book, working on it every evening after coaching during the day, on Poipu Beach in Kauai.
It was a time of quiet, of introspection and of being brought together with just the right mentor, just the right coach, just the right lifestyle (I went Vegan and was outside every day hiking and writing) – as I became more Me.

I breathed deep. I was surrendering. I was learning that I was not in control and that was a very good thing.

I was learning that surrender – aka not trying to control everything – isn’t a one-time event. It’s not something you do and then you’re done.
We have a mind, a conditioned mind, and a Soul that has had many, many lifetimes. There are wounds in the conditioning and in the Soul. There are fears and traumas and story after story after story.

And all of it is begging for our conscious awareness along with the following 3 things – on repeat:

  1. Surrender
  2. Trust in Self, Spirit & Life
  3. Embodying who we really are – our Divinity

I went on to learn after my time in Kauai how to work/manipulate the Law of Attraction, how to intend and ritual and release.

But that did not put me on the total path of my Destiny.

It was only when at the end of 2014 – as I sat surrounded by the external manifestations I was sure would make me happy: a fiance, a book deal, a book tour, a movie option, a 6-figure income as a lifestyle blah-blah-blah (that’s the official title I’m giving my former biz way of being ;)) – that I “got” it.

It wasn’t about any of THAT.

It was about me getting the fuck out of the way of my Destiny. I could use my will (& I did) to create a lot of the above. But I didn’t lock into the full path of my Destiny (I was on a lot of scenic routes) until I surrendered fully to Spirit. When I surrendered fully to MYSELF, to who I really was, not who I thought I had to be, not even who I thought I wanted to be. But to the formless, dynamic, expansive, true ME that had lived a multitude of lifetimes.

My personality was seduced with the above listed external manifestations while my Higher Self longed for me to get on with it and get into the life that was waiting for me.

This life that I now live. A life of spaciousness. A life of ease. A life without alarms or to-do lists a mile long or rushing anywhere. A life that feels a lot like a vacation except it never ends (and I no longer drink alcohol like I did while on vacation!). A life of creativity. A life of abundance in all forms. A life of joy. A life of deep loving.

A life that I have no idea where it’s taking me to next, but I lean in as I am led to the next person, the next relationship, the next creative endeavor, the next program, the next mentorship client, the next dance, the next joyous laughter, the next salt bath.

It is a life of Magic.

An example for you: It’s a life of having the thought pop in that I want to see this one movie, but it just doesn’t seem to line up to do so and then it’s officially out of all of the theaters and watching it on my laptop doesn’t feel quite right either so I let it go. And then…

Then, coming out of doing something I love – a dance class – I feel compelled to drive to Whole Foods that is sort of out of my way, but I feel it so I follow it. And on that drive I go by this little theater that I love and it says they are playing the movie that I’ve been wanting to see on that very night. And then I hear, “Ask so-and-so to go with you.” And then I ask so-and-so to go with me and she had tried to go see that very movie at that very same theater the night before but her intuition said to wait and now look, here we are!

I’m not kidding you people – every day of my life is like this. I follow what feels right – I don’t do any work until it feels right. I don’t write this blog until I’m guided to. I don’t do client sessions until I’m guided to. I don’t call people or ask them to do things, until I’m guided to. I eat what I am guided to. I love who I am guided to. I release who I am guided to.

And every single day it’s this piece lining up with this piece and this piece leading me to the next big insight OR a really fun movie date with one of my favorite people.

This is a life of Magic. It’s a life of Spirit-Led Mastery. It’s a life of Surrender, Trust, & Embodying your Divinity.

If you’re ready to be attuned, aligned and supported in creating a life of Magic, a life of Spirit-Led Mastery for yourself, join us for Spirit-led Mastery: Living Your Destiny Masterfully. We begin in 1 week!

 

 

 

 

Posted by Heather Kristian Strang in Uncategorized Read More

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You know how you think you know … you think you know where your life is headed?
You think you know how this or that relationship will turn out?
You think you know how your “career” or “business” will expand or contract?
You think you know where you’ll live and who you’ll love?

You think you know, because knowing makes you feel safe. Secure. Protected.

Only you don’t know.
In fact, you have no idea.

You have no idea how amazing, how magical, how off-the-charts-unbelievably good your life can be.

Why?

Because you’re trying to control.
You’re trying to make shit happen.
You’re trying to make people love you.
You’re trying to get your business to this or that level.
You’re trying to climb this or that ladder of achievement.
You’re trying to move here or there.
You’re trying to get this or that job.

And I’m here to tell you – from extensive personal experience both in my own life and in the lives of the near 1,000 individuals I’ve supported over the past 8 years – there is no possible way that you can live the glorious, fulfilling, joyous life that you’re here for when you’re trying to control any single thing.

This bomb was dropped on me as I lay in a hammock in Abadiania, Brazil in 2008. As I lay there, mostly catatonic, processing my first psychic surgery, through the soft breeze I heard, “You are not in control.”

I bolted upright.

No. I WAS in control. Wasn’t it me who just sat up in this very hammock (awkwardly so, it arching back and forth as I tried to catch my balance)?!

I WAS the one making the DECISIONS.
I was the one LIVING this life.

Wasn’t I? Wasn’t I?
I wasn’t so sure after a woman at the John of God casa “prayed” over me and I felt body sensations I had never before experienced and 2 weeks later I was “healed” of the reproductive health issues I had been having for over a year.

I went on to spend the 8 years following that psychic surgery filled with an immense passion and commitment to both understanding & living the Magic of this life – of Spirit, of our desires, of why and how life works the way it does.

And over time it became more and more clear to me that the whisper I heard in that hammock was the exact, most aligned, truest truth. You Are Not In Control.

The more I surrendered my will to Divine Will, the better my life got.
The richer – both financially and in experiences and emotions – my life got.
The more Love that I felt.
The more Joy that I felt.

As someone who had prided themselves on being a Type A, go-getter – I was set free.
I was finally able to breathe deep.
I was home. To the TRUE Me. The Me I couldn’t access in my control and fear and worry.

So listen closely … that voice that I heard, that voice that you are hearing now – it’s right, you are not in control.

You are not in control of ANY of the outcomes in your life. Say it with me, “I now surrender control to the outcomes in my life.”
You are not in control of the people that come into your life or the ones that leave.
You are not in control of Mother Earth’s movement or not-movement.
You are not in control of the car, the house, the job, the business.

But you ARE a valuable and important co-creator of your (& the collective!) life experience.

And as such you are in charge of the following:

**Your reactions to what is happening around you.
**What actions you take to support your Destiny (& thus the collectives) in unfolding with ease, grace and abundance.
**How you choose to “work” with the non-physical energy around you, including your Spirit Team and Source, as well as aspects such as time and the quantum field that we exist in.

And you can make your life even easier by boiling it down to this:

You are in charge of your relationship with your Higher Wisdom (Higher Self, Spirit Team and Source) and following all actions directed from It. Then, then you must surrender your hold on every single outcome from every single action that you take.

If you want to live in joy that is.
Oh, and bliss.
Oh, and wealth and abundance.
Oh, and Love.
Oh, and peace.

It’s taken me 38 years to get here. But I am telling you, it was worth every ounce of “work” I put into it AND there is still so much more to discover.

It’s time to say good-bye to your illusion of control.
I had to have it pried from my cold, sweaty, grasping hands (and that’s just not pretty).
Don’t do that to yourself.
Save yourself the suffering and the pain and just —– Surrender.

Want to know what Surrender really looks like?
Want to know how to Surrender to your Destiny?
Want to know how to Trust that when you Surrender you’ll be fully supported?
Want to remember in every cell and emotion and thought that you are a slice of Source?

If so, join us for Spirit-Led Mastery.
We begin May 3 and we will spend 92 days together going deep with the energy of the 5 Retrogrades we are currently in. I’m calling it Retrograde Season – with Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn & Pluto (all the heavy hitters) – in Retrograde.

Synchronistically, this time of retrograde which my favorite astrologer Kristin Fontana calls a time to “replenish” is happening during the Wood and Fire Chinese elements of Spring & Summer which create expansion and maximum expansion so that we can Soar to new heights in this chapter in our life.

The end of August (Mastery completes synchronistically on 8/2) is when the next, big, new chapter of our life must begin IF we have done the Soul work necessary for this to happen. If we don’t, we’ll be mired in drama central (and no one wants to be part of that!).

You are being called to connect deeply with the core of who you really are in a way you have never done before. What is it that you HAVE to do that makes everything else fade away in non-importance? What is calling you from the depths of your being?

You must deep dive so that you can expand into the life that is waiting for your conscious, co-creation with it.

Join me and your life will never be the same again.

And get to it – we start in 2 weeks!
Xoxo

 

 

Posted by Heather Kristian Strang in Uncategorized Read More

I used to loathe meditation. Even the term made me uncomfortable.

Sitting, alone and quiet, just focusing on my breath for what seemed like hours on end was as close to torture as I could stand.

I would try it, halfheartedly anyway, and after a minute or so conclude that while other people may be able to do this mediation thing — I was not one of them.

But when health crisis after health crisis came knocking on my body’s door and everyone from my physical therapist to surgeon suggested I give it a shot, I knew I had to find a way to overcome my meditation avoidance once and for all.

Read more on FinerMinds.

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My whole life was oriented around eating and drinking. I didn’t know this until last year though when my next-level spiritual awakening occurred and suddenly I couldn’t…

…eat meat.

…eat sugar.

…drink alcohol.

…eat foods with preservatives like citric acid and carrageenan and mono-blah-blah-blah and all of those other ingredients no one can pronounce.

I was already caffeine, gluten, dairy, soy, & corn-free. What more did they (the ominous, ever present “they”, what I was interpreting as my Spirit Team) want from me?

Apparently a lot more.

As it turns out, to be a clear channel for Divine Will, one’s body must be a clear channel. And while that clearly makes sense now that I’ve written it and subsequently said it out loud, I never fully understood how literal this was until last year when I would get sick if I had sugar or preservatives. And then my desire for meat and alcohol (both of which I was a consistent and regular consumer of) completely vanished. I suddenly felt like gagging just thinking about or smelling alcohol and meat.

What in the hell?

Then, more and more of my clients as they became aligned with their Highest path were receiving guidance to adjust their eating habits and they found they could no longer metabolize alcohol as well.

Something was definitely up. Turns out those called to this path are “advanced souls“.

And this shouldn’t be a newsflash, but it was, I think for most of us who have been called to this path. If you wish to live a life guided by your intuition and guidance from your Spirit Team, you need to have a body-mind that is a clear enough channel to be able to accurately receive the messages. So not only do we need to release limiting beliefs, traumas and fears, but we also must have a body that is clear enough for us to receive this guidance from.

So if you have the experience of: “well my intuition told me this but it turned out like this____” and you’re upset about it, you have to assess just how clear your “intuition” is. When I started out on this path, I thought my intuition led me to do things like end relationships and go to this bar to meet this person or do that thing. Now looking back I can see clearly that since I was not a clear channel at all and was just learning about intuition that these “whispers” were in truth my limiting beliefs and wounds nudging me. We have to be taking care of our energetic health and clearing regularly to be able to wisely trust our intuition.

Here are a couple of things to ask yourself if you are feeling like your intuition is “off”:

  1. Are you receiving consistent  and regular release/clearing of limiting thought-forms, beliefs, fears and traumas?
  2. Is your body clear of stimulants like caffeine and addictive properties like sugar and alcohol and preservatives? Are you eating a balanced, clean diet?

If you wish to live a life based on your intuition, you’ve got to be clear more of the time. And depending on your path, these can be simple adjustments like switching to decaf or half-caff or only having 1 glass of alcohol or whatever it might be for you.

I didn’t realize how much alcohol or sugar clouded me until last year when I was down to just 1 glass a week of wine and the next day after having 1 glass I could feel it in my body. Same with sugar. Even the “organic” kind. I can literally feel the cloudiness in my system if I consume it.

That was enough for me to see. But for years I drank wine several times a week, had sugar several times a week and didn’t seem to notice any disruption to my system.

Once it was cleared out, I could immediately feel the dis-ease that it introduced to my body.

Wow!

It’s not that your intuition can’t work with stimulants and depressants and chemicals in it, it’s just not as finely tuned. So if you find yourself questioning your guidance more of the time or thinking you’re receiving guidance and then having wonky outcomes, it will help to first look at your body-mind to see how clear it is.

If you feel like you could be clearer – and hey listen, I thought I was super clear, I received multiple clearing sessions a week, ate gluten-dairy-soy-caffeine-corn-free and yet I’ve been amazed at what these additional tweaks have done for me – you could probably be more clear.

For me it has been Next. Level. Baby. Next. Level.

There’s an additional expansion that occurs when you make these changes – not only does your food and drink get an upgrade, your social life gets totally reorganized as well.

My “social life” since I was 21 was centered around happy hours and potlucks and wine tasting.
With sugar and alcohol knocked out in 1 fell swoop, I had to get creative.

I had to go deeper within. What did I actually enjoy doing? What was my Soul calling me to? What really lit me up?

The answers were art galleries and museums (I bought a membership!), plays and movies, foot rubs and foot soaks and pedicures, literary events and author readings, nature, nature, nature, roadtrips, cooking my favorite foods but according to my new way of eating, sparkling water and discovering that if it’s not Italian it’s not worth drinking.

Suddenly a whole world of social activity and pure life enjoyment was opened up to me. I was more present, I was more clear, I was savoring moments more fully. Bottom line: I was living more fully.

Only I had no one to go with me to any of these activities since everyone in my life’s social life also consisted of eating and drinking as the sole forms of socialization.

So I had to make new friends. I had to ask my current friends if they were willing to try new things with me. I had to stretch. And it was a very good thing.

Now, when a social outing involves food and drink – I’m to the point where I can navigate the food with ease and I drink hot herbal tea or sparkling water in a wine glass (sexy I know & bartenders now love me ;)).

But the best part is – I don’t miss it. I don’t miss eating and drinking and having it cloud my judgement and my thoughts. I don’t miss polluting my body.

I love feeling clear. I love feeling connected and I love all of the richness this shift in my eating and drinking habits has brought to me.

For those feeling called to upgrade your eating and drinking patterns I highly recommend writing out a list of your favorite foods and then finding a way to make those recipes (google what you’re looking for – it’s amazing what you’ll find!) or eat at restaurants that have clean and healthy versions of this food. For me, I had loved champagne and so sparkling Italian water (Whole Foods brand is literally THE BEST Italian Sparkling water on the planet, just saying) in a wine glass was the perfect upgrade. You can take what you loved before and give it a vibrational upgrade. Then, it doesn’t feel like you’re being deprived, it feels like you are expanding into a higher state of consciousness (which you are).

And as a total side benny, your body feels and looks AMAZING. And you can’t hate on that.

Some of my clients have experienced push back from friends and family about these changes and have had trouble navigating this when it occurs. The first thing to ask yourself if this happens is if there is any part of you that is judging you as they seem to be. Remember, everyone is showing us something about ourselves.

The second part here is to calmly and politely explain that you want to live at a new level of consciousness or simply that you feel better when you eat/drink in this way. Ultimately you don’t have to explain to anyone what you are guided to, but what does matter is that YOU feel in alignment with whatever path of eating and drinking you are following.

So get clear with you and then everyone around you should be okay with it too. My family has been used to me eating “weird” since I went gluten-free before it was even a cool thing to do about 14 years ago. Now while they never adjusted to it, they no longer make fun of me. I just bring all of my own food when I visit or for the holidays. And big win – they now love my gluten-dairy-soy-corn-free stuffing and gluten-dairy-soy-corn-free mac-n-cheese. Not drinking still freaks some of my sisters out, but I just smile and shrug it off.

I’ve also started attracting friends who eat a lot like I do, and so we have a blast going to our fave vegan restaurant (Harlow on SE Hawthorne in Portland) or making food together that follows our way of eating.

The other piece to remember is that our body goes through cycles and phases. While you may not want to have meat now, you may find you start craving it again in the future or if you’re a woman during your moon time.  I found that my body wanted no animal products for 6 months straight. After that, I am drawn to have animal protein in the form of eggs or organic meat 2-3 times a week (still no cheese, damnit! ;)) with usually some red meat during my moon cycle. So be willing to flow with what your body desires and let it be your guide. Trust that when you are committed to living the fullness of your life experience – working with your Higher Self/intuition and Spirit Team – that you will be guided to what you need one way or the other and that you must be willing to be flexible with whatever comes your way.

Creating friendships and relationships with others who honor and respect the way you live your life is hugely important.

Having a social life that is a true reflection of who you really are – not just what you’ve been conditioned to do (like for me happy hours and drinking) allows your life to be more rich and full. And that’s what you wanted when you incarnated. Trust me on this.

Enjoy this Magical path of Life and allow your channel to be as clear as you are called to create it.

In love & magic,

XoHeather

 

 

 

Posted by Heather Kristian Strang in Uncategorized Read More

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I was so afraid I was unlovable, I kept this fear as a secret even from myself.

Of course, I’m lovable. Look at me! I might say out loud or in over exuberance to myself. But a whisper within would betray me and say just the opposite and then it would go on to list all of the atrocities of my personality and personal history, data that supported my deepest fear. And honestly in a voice that sounded a lot like my mother’s.

Oy vey.

Of course, I had no idea any of that was happening until life (i.e. Spirit) created some very interesting circumstances – as it always does – to get my attention about this core fear.

First interesting circumstance…

For over 5 years, client after client after client after client that I worked and shared with in my online programs and 1:1 mentorship would either confess a feeling in the same genre of this fear of unlovability, i.e. Fear I’m not worthy, fear no one will love me, fear that I can’t have what I want, etc. OR it would come up as a priority in their Soul Alignment session. I cannot even tell you how many energetic releases I have done on variations of this fear, but it’s most definitely in the thousands.

It became more and more clear to me that this fear of not being lovable was something massive. It was something massive within almost every person on the planet.

In fact, it appears this fear is within – at varying degrees depending on one’s evolutionary journey (i.e. past lives and current life evolution) – every human being on the planet.

What in the hell?

Second interesting circumstance that validated the guidance I had received that this is a human-wide phenomena:

Ben Higgins stunned audiences on The Bachelorette (yes, I am a silently faithful Bachelor viewer – don’t judge ;)) when he confessed to Bachelorette Kaitlyn that he feared he was unlovable. My mouth was agape. Seriously? This tall, gorgeous, kind, intelligent, loving man who could be the poster child for what most heterosexual women in their 20’s desire in a man – feared he was unlovable??

What in the hell?

All of America cried out in disbelief and outrage – and understandably so – and then demanded he be made the next Bachelor. He was.

Yet, the unlovability theme didn’t just stop there. On Ben’s season of The Bachelor the gorgeous and brilliant Jubilee cried out upon being sent home, “I’m the most unlovable person in the world right now.”

What, this is like a thing now?

And THEN, then I was guided to read SARK’s newest book which she wrote with her Beloved where she confesses that she was “pretty sure” she was unlovable which is why she hadn’t met her partner until she was almost 60.

Okay, so this is most definitely a thing.

When Spirit brings you anything in 3’s you have to pay attention.

This fear and belief that we are unlovable impacts every gender, every race – every human because it is the core fear of unworthiness. It’s bullshit, but it’s there. And it’s there because we have the opportunity to bring it to the Light of Source and therefore heal not only ourselves but one another.

I had to go deeper into this inquiry within myself. Obviously fear of being unlovable was UP in a big way in my swirl and I knew that in and of itself was a message not only for my “work” in the world but for my own personal evolution. I took it into meditation and asked to be shown how this fear had manifested itself in my life.

And oh my loves, it was not pretty. I discovered that this fear that I am unlovable is what motivated me to:

Overextend myself in my work and business – up until 2015 when Spirit flat out stopped me from living out of alignment – in an attempt to prove my worthiness, i.e. lovability.

Be in relationship with men who were abusive and unkind to me, in an attempt to prove my worthiness and “win” their love (hello, my entire childhood with my parents – in this lifetime anyway – who knows how many lifetimes I’ve walked this path!).

Change my appearance in a way that seemed would make me more desirable, i.e., lovable – I had blonde hair for years when I am in fact a dark, auburn haired woman. I believed that men only desired blondes. This was no doubt fueled by my father leaving my mousey brown haired mother for a woman with a huge Texas-sized mass of blonde hair – in this lifetime anyway. Who knew the lengths I had gone to in previous lifetimes in an attempt to quell that fear. Maybe if I was prettier, I would be more lovable. Maybe. But probably not, because I was too busy…

Being in friendships where I over-gave and therefore became drained. Because again, perhaps I could win their Love and therefore somehow win the Love of my mother (in this lifetime, and undoubtedly many others).

To take trips, eat food, go to social events, drink too much – all in an effort to make another happy and to prove that I was so flexible, so easy, so accommodating that I was worthy of loving.

This is beyond hilarious to me, because come on – I was never going to be a blonde, docile, overly-accommodating, 9-5-er who liked to “party” on the weekends. (And let me be clear, there isn’t anything wrong with any of these things, they just aren’t who I truly am.)

No, I was always going to be the brunette with the big curly hair who speaks up, who knows and feels things that are non-physical and has to share, the writer who has to write what Spirit brings through her, the introvert committed to the path of Spirit even when that also includes eating mostly vegan (when I had a previous love affair with meat and cheese) and not drinking alcohol (which had made up my entire social life for most of my life), and the romantic who watches The Bachelor and reads SARK and Rumi.

And so, I have to bless getting “sick” 10 years ago to wake me up to all of this. I have to bless my parents, every man I loved, every friend I had, every hairstylist – who let me bleach the living crap out of my hair. I have to bless myself for showing up in this lifetime and walking this path, even when it felt excruciating. I have to bless myself for carrying this false fear of being unlovable so that I could wake up and rise up, and do this work in the world, so that I could write this post and I could support the now thousands of individuals I’ve supported in realizing their truth.

The fear of being unlovable drove me to do things that were in direct opposition to who I really am – and that’s what fear will do when you let it run you. I spent years trying to be “normal”, trying to be like other people in an effort to feel lovable.

I didn’t know this fear was running though, and that’s what happens when the unconscious is, well, unconscious.

And that’s why doing your spiritual “work” is mandatory for living a truly vibrant, incredible, fantastical, better-than-you-could-have-thought-up-life. Doing this “work” allows what is unconscious within you to be seen and be made known to you and when that happens, you’ve got real leverage to get rid of that shit once and for all – cuz I don’t know about you, but I am not interested in taking any of my limitations with me when I transition out of this body.

If I hadn’t finally given up my hold on my unlovable story – I would never have stepped into my Destiny to do this Spiritual “work” in the world as an author, teacher and guide. Which just so happens to be one of the very best things that has ever happened to me.

You see, the things within you that you fear make you unlovable are the aspects of you that need and desire the Light of your attention and Love. In fact, many times these aspects are the keys to your Destiny. This fear and all fears and limitations are the very things that you and I came here to evolve forward.

I, with the aid of the JOGs, go deeper into releasing this fear of unlovability and deeper into the power of conscious Loving union in my Eternal Love program that starts this Thursday, February 11. This program only comes around once a year, so enroll today and begin your path to healing this core fear of unlovability.

As you do, and as we come together in this way, we are opening a portal into deeper, conscious Loving of ourselves, of Spirit and of our Beloved.

As you do, you become magnetized to attracting more Love into your life than you ever dreamed possible.

I look forward to sharing more with you there!

And in the meantime, take this into your meditation – where has your fear of being unlovable shown itself in your life? Where have you been out of integrity with who you truly are all in the hopes of feeling lovable? And how can you bring more Loving to yourself, and therefore to your life, right now, today?

 

Posted by Heather Kristian Strang in Uncategorized Read More

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In October 2014 when I made the seemingly simple request to be 100% Spirit-led, Heaven and Earth began to conspire to allow for exactly this. By January 2015, the remaining parts of my life that were not in 100% alignment with who I really am began to be dismantled. Not an incremental dismantling mind you, but a radical shift that did not allow anything to continue unless it was of total alignment with the true, authentic, Source Self me.

2015 was the year that I began my “training” on a level I had never known – so many aspects of my life that used to work for me – everything from a few glasses of wine a week to the people I spent time with to the clothes I wore to the food I ate to how I ran my business to the sex I could have (or not have as the case began to be)  – was adjusted. And not in a way of like, “Hey Heather, you need to make this little, itty-bitty change.” Rather, I would try to do something I had always done, which was apparently out of alignment, and my body would have an immediate “negative” reaction. My Higher Self was speaking through my body (as it always does) but at such a clear level, with zero tolerance for misalignment.

I spent all of 2015 “learning” this new way of being in the world – being fully Spirit-led, allowing my body and my environment to communicate with me to guide me to my Highest aligned unfoldings.

Through my online programs and 1:1 mentorship, my clients also began having experiences that mirrored what I had gone through as they ascended to a more aligned level of living their life.

When I inquired about this to my connection with Spirit to find out what was happening, I heard the term “Advanced Soul.” I immediately brushed this aside because I did not like the idea that there is a hierarchy of any kind when it comes to Souls, although of course I understand that there are Ascended Masters and Archangels and the like in the Spirit realm. Of course this was a very human way to look at things, as Spirit does not see anyone or anything better or less than, but also will give us deeper understanding as to what is occurring in our evolution.

Here’s the dealio: All Souls are Divine, all Souls matter, all Souls have a unique and important purpose on this planet. So my fear that the term “Advanced Soul” indicated that there were “lesser” Souls was simply a case of scarcity consciousness. There can be Advanced Souls without anyone or anything being less. How cool!

So, what now with this term Advanced Soul?

As it has been outlined to me through my connection to Spirit, Advanced Souls are those who incarnate into this lifetime with a specific purpose and mission to elevate their area/corner of the world into one of more Light and Source Self alignment.

Advanced Souls feel a specific call to a spiritual life. Many experienced trauma earlier in their life, trauma that instilled in them not only great intuitive gifts, but that opened them to knowing that life was more than merely getting what one wanted. This trauma forced them onto a healing path that opened them up to their intuitive abilities and connection with Spirit (Higher Self, Angels & Guides of the Highest Light and Source/God) so that they could recognize that they are Advanced Souls with an important purpose and mission in this lifetime.

Not all Advanced Souls suffer great trauma, some have simply known they were to be part of supporting the ascension and alignment of Consciousness, but this is rare. Most have come from trauma in this lifetime, the trauma serving as the opening for all of the bliss and Light they are to create now as adults on their Divine Path.

As an Advanced Soul, the usual trappings of human life do not speak to you – perhaps they never have or perhaps like me you went through a time in your life where you really thought it was solely about the money or the person or the stuff or the recognition. But an Advanced Soul comes to realize that this life is about living their purpose, namely to elevate their corner of the world into a state of much Light and Source alignment through the means that they are most called (this can be everything from a 9-5 job to your own business to how you are in every environment you enter).

Advanced Souls are not fulfilled by getting, but rather by making a contribution, by being in service to a Higher path and by fully enjoying and soaking up this life experience. Early on in my life, I thought fully enjoying life meant traveling everywhere, eating and drinking as much rich, decadent food and alcohol as possible and having a lot of “good” sex.

I have of course learned that at one level of consciousness – the level I was at at that time – that was living “fully”, but once you enter this more aligned with who you really are path, the path that I share with others, the Spirit-Led path, these aspects will not fill you up, in fact, you come to realize that that is a superficial way of living this life. Superficial in that it scurries over the depth of emotion and richness that is available to you in every, single moment. That you can be having the richest, most profoundly joyful and awesome experience right in the middle of your living room and that all of that other “stuff” can often serve as distraction from the beauty that is available to you in each moment of this life.

Truly soaking up this life experience is linked to deep connection with others and fully feeling the joy of being alive and interacting with nature and with others on this path. It can be as simple as sitting or walking outside and feeling your body flooded with love and appreciation for this life and all that it contains or having a conversation with another Soul or a member of your Spirit Team and feeling how deeply you love and care for him or her.

Below is a list of experiences you may have when you are on this fully Spirit-led path and are operating as what we’re now calling an Advanced Soul. The purpose for sharing this is so that those of you on this path do not feel alone, something I felt pretty significantly early on in 2015 as I navigated this new way of being.

You are SO not alone. There are many other humans on this planet who are also walking this path! My intention is to continue to offer programs all with online group forums so that no matter where you live in the world you have access to a community of Souls who are right there with you on this path.

So, review this list below and know that you are not alone in your unfolding as an Advanced Soul:

  • You find that you can no longer watch any TV or movies or listen to music filled with anger, hatred and violence.
  • If you are in an environment that is not aligned to you, your body may shudder or shake or contract to let you know you need to move on.
  • You may have moments of looking in the mirror and realize a new you is emerging. It’s somewhere between not recognizing yourself and seeing something you’ve never seen before. It can feel a bit disorienting, so tap Cortices with the intention of aligning to your Higher Self and take deep breaths.
  • Your tolerance for processed foods is low. Gluten, processed dairy, soy, corn, refined sugar, caffeine – will all throw your system out of whack. This is a good thing. Adjust to a free-from the above diet with little bits of the above when you’re feeling a craving to support your body.
  • You will metabolize alcohol totally differently. 2 glasses of wine will impact you like 4, 1 glass like 2, a sip like a glass. Overtime you may find it impossible to metabolize alcohol, cigarettes and any controlled substances. This is because as your body becomes more Light-filled foods, beverages and substances that alter your consciousness have no place for you.
  • Your desire to eat and take in animal products will drastically be altered. You will begin to eat mostly a plant-based diet, with animal products only when you have a specific craving (which means your body will let you know whenever you need animal products).
  • You are sensitive to others energy and must take part in daily clearing activities so that you can feel your best. I highly recommend White sage on the daily. You can get all of my recommendations on maintaining strong Energetic Health here.
  • You feel a profound connection to nature, plants and animals. Animals and babies/children begin to respond to you differently – almost running up to greet you like they’ve known you for some time. You feel grounded and soothed by nature and must be out in it almost daily – rain or shine.
  • You notice your manifestation capabilities begin to accelerate. Just thinking about something can bring it about – “good” or “bad”. You begin to realize how important the thoughts you think are and begin to adjust to focusing on what is filled with Light.
  • You have almost zero tolerance for negativity of any kind. It will actually feel like it’s hurting your body-mind if negative conversations or people enter your space. This will feel scary and isolating at first (i.e., who will I talk to?) but you must ask Spirit to send you your more aligned tribe and connections that nurture you and the Light of Source.
  • You will be “forced” through life circumstances to address shadow aspects of yourself. This means you no longer view anyone or anything that comes into your space as something you have to push away. Rather, you ask to see the mirror within yourself and get to “work” on Loving and bringing to Light that part of you. From there the person or thing will either go away on its own or you will, without charge or trigger be able to set it free.
  • Your teacher/healer/practitioner will be brought to you in synchronistic manner such as through social media, a friend, a dream.  You will just know that they are who you are to work with as you navigate this path. For me, a person entered my life that brought up a strong shadow response in me, this person recommended I work with a teacher I had known for some time but had not felt called to. The minute the recommendation was made, I knew she was my next teacher for this expanded path I was on. I got to see immediately the Magic of this “non-aligned” person popping back into my life!
  • You will ask to come together with others who are also on this path, and again, they will come into your life synchronistically (i.e., you will be guided to go to that event or cafe or take that class and not fully know why and then yes! there they will be) although it’s important to note here, they may not be who you would “choose” or in the quantity that you may desire. Spirit brought me a small handful of individuals on this path and most usually did not live anywhere near me so that I would not be distracted from what I needed to do as a Spirit being in a body. I resisted this at first and asked for more in-my-area friends who were Divinely aligned and they brought me 2. I surrendered.
  • Your body will not let you get away with shit. If you are out of alignment, you will have almost immediate body responses that will let you know. Dis-ease/injury, no longer is about being a victim of “bad” circumstances, but rather a way that you more fully align to who you really are. Taking something (medications, herbs, etc) or receiving healing work to “get rid” of the illness or injury is no longer the focus, rather, “how may I partner with my body so that we can live in a state of well-being today?” In this paradigm, we know Spirit is speaking through the body and will redirect us as needed. We surrender to this and honor what our body is asking for and partner with practitioners who also understand this and want to work with our body so that we can live the fullness of our Destiny, not merely try to force the body to be the way we want it to be or think it should be.

This way of living, while foreign at first – depending on your background – is exactly as you intended for it to be when you incarnated! Your body is meant to be your tuning fork, it’s meant to guide you. You are meant to treat it with the utmost care. You are meant to care for your Energy body so that your life can be aligned with your Highest path. You are meant to only be in environments and around people who uplift you and support you on your path. You are meant to live in a frequency that is the representation of the true you.

As an Advanced Soul, your purpose is to bring as much Light (aka, Love, Joy, Peace, Harmony, Blessings) into your area of the world (or the area of the world you are called to, as many will move if they are not in the most aligned place on the planet for them) and to do so through the vehicles that you are called to. No matter what work you do in the world, you can bring the Light of Source in. But it’s important to note that being able to bring in the Light of Source only comes from doing your own spiritual “work”, becoming more of who you really are so that you can be a clear channel for this Light to flow through.

Why is this important?

Consciousness is continually evolving and we have entered a time where imbuing our planet with Light and Love is exactly what is needed for the collective humanity to ascend to its next level of realization and wonder of what it means to be a human being. Anchors of Advanced Souls exists all over the planet so that we can beam out this Light, literally covering the planet with this elevated vibration. This elevated vibration then supports other Souls in accessing their Divinity and making choices that align them to who they really are, then again elevating the frequency of the planet and the collective consciousness.

Again, this can only happen with those called to this path doing their own work, first and foremost, committing to being a Divine Light in the world and taking focused and specific actions to bring in the Light everywhere they go and in everything they do.

Many blessings and Love to you if you are called to this path. And welcome! My community is open to you if you feel the call to partner with us on elevating the frequency of this planet. Feel free to join any of my programs if you feel the call to live in this beautiful, rich way.

 

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It’s 2016! Cue the cheering, the strobe lights and celebratory woo-hoo’s.

It’s also a year I never thought I would live to see. Raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, I was taught that Armageddon was en route any day, and so, I spent my early childhood nights praying that I would be able to graduate high school.

Somewhere deep inside of me, beyond the places religion and my parents could control, I had a hunger to learn. I knew intuitively that education was the key to my inevitable freedom – if it did exist – and so I prayed nightly that Armageddon would be delayed long enough for me to complete my education (and I really wanted to go to at least 1 high school dance with the hot quarterback on my high school football team, so there was that too ;)).

And even with Armageddon looming and the potential to never have a future in the life that I was in, I imagined myself a teacher in a classroom or a writer and editor working at a successful and hip magazine (Seventeen magazine was the guilty pleasure I indulged in at the local library when my mother wasn’t looking). I couldn’t help myself, the future – even in all of it’s unknown and potentially never-to-be-ness – beckoned me. I could not not intend for what I wanted as it called to me so strongly…

When impending doom never took place, I was thrust into a world that had so much to offer it made my head spin. Intentions were oozing out of me – I wanted it all!

And then after watching the movie The Secret in 2006, I went wild with intention setting and vision boarding and “deliberate creation” as Abraham-Hicks call it. Everything that my eyes saw that was new (and after a pretty isolated existence as a JW for the first 24 years of my life, it was all new) I wanted, I desired, I thought I had to have it all.

But only a few of my intentions and vision boards and deliberate creations ever came to be.

Why?

I have learned through my journey with Spirit, it’s because they were created solely from my mind, and the mind is made up of the contents of our conditioning – religious, familial, cultural, etc. The mind is a computer of sorts that has been stocked with programs from the past – and depending on your past (and in my case a past filled with chaos, abuse, lots of rules and pain) – this is hardly the place to positively manifest from.

For me, I was so hungry for experience, I wanted it all. My Soul no doubt managed to slip in clarity about my truest and Highest intentions here and there even back then, but the power of my mind had been so well-trained from school, my parents, religion, media – that my Soul didn’t stand much of a chance of truly being heard.

And so now it’s a New Year and all of the talk out there is about intentions and actions and what’s next. You may feel a desire to connect to your intentions. But you know as I do and as most do that the old ways don’t work anymore – statistics show that most people by the second week in January have completely abandoned their New Year’s intentions. Why? These intentions did not stem from the true being that they are.

Intend your best life.
Intend your best body.
Intend your perfect relationship.
Intend to make gobs of money.

Initially this is exciting and empowering, and then eventually it becomes heavy and overwhelming.

But it needn’t be this way. Our intentions can buoy us with Light, with joy, with a serene knowing of our truth.
Here’s how…

On a Spirit-Led path, you recognize that if you leap into intention-setting / vision-boarding* mode without focused connection with your Higher Self or Higher Wisdom, not only will the results be close to non-existent, but life is not filled with the fun and Magic that you came here for. You recognize that it is not a matter of “manifesting” anything, it is a matter of co-creating with this Higher Wisdom so that Magic is your daily experience.

The Magic that I speak of is discovering who You truly are beyond all of your conditioning. For example, your mind may be drawn to an image of a couple getting married or sparkling diamonds or a new house but your Higher Self is focused instead on an image or intention of a woman at the beach twirling and dancing with joy or an image of a small child laughing with glee or a beautiful cabin in the woods with the sea in the background. Who knew?! As it so turns out, that may be exactly what the true You really wants in 2016.

When you are Spirit-Led, you are surrendered ultimately to Divine Will. I want to be clear about what I mean here.

Divine Will is not the intentions that God/Universe/Source (or whatever term you resonate with) set for you. It is the intentions that YOU set for you before you incarnated.

There is a Higher Self part of you that is connected intimately to Source energy. It is the wise being that you truly are. It is the part of you that knows why you incarnated, what you’re here to do and who you are here to do it with. It is the You that set this whole game of Life up for you along with your Spirit Team (Angels & Guides of the Highest Light) and Source.

And so, when I say “surrender to Divine Will”, I’m talking about the Will that the Higher Wisdom part of you intended for you in this lifetime. This isn’t about handing over your life to some other entity. This isn’t about something outside of you knowing more than you. This is about the true You knowing more than the in-the-body-physical-mind-you knows.

Let yourself be open to what wants to come through you in this lifetime, as opposed to what you think you have to go out there and “get” to “make” your life happen, or worse yet, assuming that you have to wait for something to change. Co-creation means you must be involved, it means your action and intention matters. But it must be all of You, not simply your mind and conditioning. Your Higher Wisdom must be consulted at every turn.

This Spirit-Led path allows for exactly this as you partner with your Higher Wisdom to discover your truest intentions for this life, not simply the intentions that the mind / conditioning are drawn to.

Because you do not know how beautiful your life is meant to be.

The true You, the Higher Self You, does. And it’s right there with you in this body-mind, ready for you to lean on this deeper Wisdom more fully to guide you while you are in a body.

That’s what Spirit-Led is.

It’s not about giving your life away to someone or something else.

It’s about surrendering to the true You and making it your conscious and intentional focus to connect daily to your Higher Self, Spirit Team and Source so that your life is extraordinary.

Extraordinary in that you are living as all beings desire to live at their core, but which only a select many will take action to actually do so.

Extraordinary in that you recognize that every event, person and opportunity in your life is communication from that Higher Wisdom (your Higher Self, Spirit Team and Source) and that it is all set up to support you in living the most joyous, miraculous and rich life possible.

Extraordinary in that you know you in your physical body are not in total control and that’s a very good thing.

Extraordinary in that you know that when you partner with Higher Wisdom, your intentions and vision boards elevate in their truth, in their power, in their preview of what is to come for you.

This is the first year that I allowed my New Year’s ritual and vision board to be fully Spirit-Led. Before cutting out any image, I let myself “feel” the image – was it truly a representation of what I desired in my 2016 or was it what I was expected to desire from media, New Age thought, culture and other programming?

I was shocked as the images that my mind / personality was pulled to – images of Bradley Cooper and Tim McGraw (gorgeous, powerful men), an image of friends taking a selfie (sad, yet true ;)), images of stacks of jewels and diamonds, and bright cityscapes – while aesthetically attractive were not at all what my Higher Wisdom desired.

Instead and for the first time ever I have a vision board filled with glow, with sunlight and dancing, with a puppy (?!), with art and joy. The theme is happiness, joy and peace. Gone are the wedding scenes, clothes, cars, and best-seller lists (and for the record – there is nothing wrong with any of these things at all, they are simply not what the true Me desires) and instead is a vision board that is glowing so bright I have to take my eyes off of it after a few minutes of staring at it.

I used to look at my intentions and vision boards and feel pride. I would feel this masculine, aggressive, “yes, I’m going to get that!” Today, when I look at my vision board I feel my heart open and expand, I feel peace, I feel grounded. I am co-creating with Higher Wisdom. I am home. And 2016 is going to radiate like no other before it.

So with this New Year upon you, this glorious 2016, you have an opportunity and a choice to make. You can choose to dive into intention setting galore, or you can get quiet, you can get centered, you can get present and you can ask to be shown where your focus will serve you the most in 2016. You can ask to be shown where your creative energy will most serve you in 2016. You can ask to be shown the people and opportunities and cash-money that will most serve you in 2016.

And from that place, you are no longer overwhelmed or confused and you certainly do not abandon the intentions your Higher Self gives to you a few days into the year. Instead, you are grounded. You are clear. You are certain that all is unfolding for you to fully enjoy this game of Life – the whole way through.

*I have a powerful Spirit-led New Year’s ritual that went out to all members of my email community. If you would like to receive this ritual, email here to request it and we’ll send it your way. Xo

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AAF_43951I often talk about doing your “work” and lately I’ve attempted to clarify this further by expanding it to, “doing your emotional and spiritual work”. But even that can leave many wondering what in the hell I’m actually talking about.

For most of my life I didn’t even possess the awareness that there was anything emotional or spiritual for me to “do”. I sincerely and quite ignorantly believed that what was in front of me and what was happening in my life was the fullness of reality and that I was just fine, thank you very much, it was simply everyone else around me who needed to change.

Oh, so cute Heather.
And, oh so incorrect.

When I shockingly realized that it was I who had a gargantuan amount of emotional clean-up to do (I could blame mom and dad here but since I chose them as my parents before I incarnated and therefore knew in some capacity the shit-show they were going to provide me with, I’ll just pat myself on the back for a job well done.), I dove in but spent many years spinning my wheels because I didn’t understand what doing my “work” really meant.

No one should have to suffer unnecessarily like this. I spent 10 years in therapy going over and over and over my story with very little progress. That’s not fair to anyone. But it wasn’t anyone’s fault, we (myself and the therapists I worked with over the years) didn’t fully “get” what doing one’s “work” really was and how to do so in a way that allowed me to move or evolve forward.

What I’ve realized from this Spirit-led journey is that while I might have initially thought that I was here on planet Earth to work a job and have relationships and enjoy some high-drama, that’s minuscule when it comes to what being a human being – or a Spirit in a body as the JOGs call us – is all about.

What we’re really here to “do” is:

  • Uncover why that person/situation/experience makes us want to scream at the top of our lungs.
  • Love ourselves – including our gorgeous bodies – unconditionally.
  • Extend this beautiful, Divine love to others while still holding boundaries for our Highest unfolding.
  • Create a strong relationship with our body – knowing that every dis-ease/symptom is a call from the deeper part of ourselves to be more of who we really are, and then take action accordingly.
  • Allow our sexual energy to take us deeper into One-ness consciousness. For those called, to come together with the Love of their Life and merge with One-ness consciousness at new levels through sexual intimacy.
  • Give our Soul’s deepest and Highest gift as our “job” or “work” in the world and live a rich, abundant life as we give that gift.
  • Develop a strong relationship with our Spirit Team and co-create the Magic that we agreed to (& more!) before we incarnated.
  • Understand that everything happening “out there” that we feel a strong response to is an opportunity to evolve ourselves forward in new ways.
  • Treat every situation, person and occurrence in our life as communication from Source/Spirit (it is), leaning in and asking curiously, “I wonder what Magic is here for me?”

To sum all of this up, we came here to live a life of Magic. We came here to bust out of the illusion that anything is happening to us or against us or that “bad” things are ever occurring. We came to wake up from the illusion that there’s anything to “get” and to surrender to the knowing that there’s a Higher order overseeing our lives and the sooner we align with that and “work” with it, that’s when our life will become really, really good – like beyond your wildest dreams good.

So how do we “do” this?

This is when I would say, “start by doing your emotional and spiritual work”. Which does not sound as sexy as living a life of Magic. So let’s keep it sexy…

Below is what to “do” to live a life of Magic (aka do your “work”):

  • Call in a spiritual teacher, guide, mentor, or practitioner to support you/cheer you on/uplift you/encourage you in establishing a deep connection to who you really are (Higher Self) and Source (Higher Power) and if you feel the call also to your Guides & Angels of the Highest Light (Spirit Team). And when I say “call in” I mean, you can literally shout or whisper from your couch or in my case the kitchen table, “Okay, I’m ready – send me a teacher/guide for my Life of Magic!” Then, follow every email, dream, thought pop-in, social media news-feed item that comes in and “investigate” the possibilities. This teacher/guide must feel like a Soul match. You must feel a deep “yes” inside of yourself to their work. Then, immerse yourself in it.
  • Receive consistent energetic clearing work quantum physics style to release old thought-forms, limiting beliefs, fears and traumas that may be holding you back from your magnificence. It is incredibly important that you do not let ANYONE into your energetic field (or body for that matter) unless you feel a Soul resonance with them and trust them completely. You do not want someone who is not fully doing their work in your field or body. Trust me on this one, I have experience in this department. I used to let anyone “do” sessions on me. Early on when I was a walking shit-show, that was fine. But over time as I became more Light, more clear, more aligned, allowing people in my field that were not of the Highest Light for me was not to my benefit. I typically recommend 1 session a month minimum with a modality and practitioner that resonates deeply with you and your Soul. I believe BodyTalk is the best energy medicine system on the planet and I highly recommend it (and I receive zero incentive for this recommendation).
  • Meditate everyday for 11 minutes minimum. Put on guided meditations or silent or join a meditation group or all of the above. Just sit your ass down and meditate. Don’t expect your mind to be quiet or some mystical experience to happen straight out the gate. It’s like exercise – consistency is everything. So be consistent and you will discover that meditation is more important to you than your daily cup of coffee or whatever you think you can’t currently live without.
  • Care about the thoughts you think and the aspects of life you focus on. Keep your focus on what uplifts you as much as possible. The one difference I’ve seen between people who live a joyous, abundant life and those who don’t is this: what they think about and focus on determines their reality. Shitty life = shitty thinking. Awesome life = awesome thinking.

And that’s it.

Really and truly, the above 4 aspects can keep you “busy” for many, many lifetimes.

You are a powerful, Divine being and you have LIFETIMES of awesome that you are here to evolve forward. You have so much Love and passion and goodness to share in your relationships and through your gifts. Life and your body is bringing to you in every moment opportunities to know yourself and the nature of life in deeper and more abundant ways.

AND, there’s all of this delicious food to eat and aligned entertainment to enjoy and don’t even get me started about nature or all of the other beautiful people out there to learn about and know and feel.

If every person on the planet did the above 4 things in addition to just flat-out enjoying their unfolding and made that the central focus of their life, while letting the earlier bulleted list be their guide about what life is really about – there would be more peace and Love and Joy than we can currently comprehend.

So, let’s get to it, shall we?

And now for future reference, you know exactly what I mean when I say or write about “doing your work”.

In love,
XoHeather

 

 

 

 

 

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