Soul Pursuits

Official Blog of Visionary Author Lianne Downey

Cuauhtemoc, the last Aztec Emperor, and Roberto Gaetan as a young man.

Past Life Awareness May Have Saved His Life

Posted on March 27, 2015

In my book, Speed Your Evolution, I suggest that even if you can’t relate to it at the present moment, you shouldn’t completely discard past life information that comes to you from an outside or untested source (say, a psychic reader or a hypnotic regression, neither of which are as reliable as your own inner knowing). Keep it in a back pocket. Decades from now, it might save your life. Ask Roberto Gaetan, aka author Robert Maxxim.

I heard Roberto’s story online and asked if he’d be willing to share it with my blog readers. He graciously agreed and sent me the following:

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Exploded Corelle dinner plate
My exploded energy shield?

Exploding Biofield Transformation

Posted on February 24, 2015

Sometimes when you do a lot of energy work, breaking old habit patterns, those energies need a place to go. E=MC² right? Energy is not destroyed, only transformed. My biofield tuning this month was exceptionally intense, involving my third session with author Eileen McKusick (Tuning the Human Biofield), followed by an amazing two-day class with others likewise devoted to learning her techniques. That’s a lot of tuning fork resonance to absorb and digest!

So when I accidentally dropped a Corelle® “break-resistant” plate on the kitchen tile this morning …

KA-BAM!

Explosions of glassy white stuff went everywhere! Into the dining area! Under the stove! Wedged into the grill at the bottom of the fridge! Out into the entryway! Beneath the china cabinet! On top of the counter and the granite-covered kitchen island! Tiny shards, and lots of powdery sparkly stuff I’ll need to mop carefully. Whew. Those old plates are indeed the kind that don’t break—they burst!

I had no trouble instantly relating this to the topic much on my mind this morning: My fear of going out into the world to be seen and heard as an author, publisher, teacher, and speaker. I needed to explode that resistance, which was brought to my awareness in a big way during my biofield tuning.

Eileen’s tuning forks revealed a large, thick, bubble-like energy construction in my biofield. She tagged it to specific times in my life—from childhood right up through the present. As she worked with me, my spirit guides up and down the spectrum made their presence known. They’d come to help dismantle this protective shield that was no longer serving me. In fact, it had become a big blockade. Even my deceased mother showed up in the room to add her two bits!

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Easily Protect Yourself from Spirit Possession and Astral Obsession

Posted on February 21, 2015

[Originally published July 5, 2011]: We spent a lovely Fourth-of-July weekend enjoying our own uncrowded fairy garden, Joseph’s gourmet cooking, and seven consecutive episodes of the BBC series, Downton Abbey, Season 1, courtesy of Netflix streaming into our TV. We love that series, those characters, both “good” and “evil.” But as Joseph pointed out this morning, the last episode contained a brilliant illustration of a vital energy principle of consciousness: that of astral obsession, or some might call it entity attachment or spirit possession, or even demonic possession. That last term is a bit too melodramatic. The association of our minds with those of disembodied spirits happens naturally and often. The trouble arises when the spirits are of a destructive nature.

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Art Brain, Word Brain … Psychic Brain

Posted on January 3, 2015

I’m a word person. I write books. I used to be a newspaper journalist. Ever since a traumatic comparison of my coloring technique with that of my best friend in kindergarten, I’ve said, “I can’t draw; I can’t paint; I’m not an artist; I’m not a designer.” So naturally when I turned sixty last February, I set out to reconsider that assessment. I forced my Word Brain to try Art Brain. This slammed me straight back into those childhood traumas.

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Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Posted on December 2, 2014

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have just experienced the life-changing magic of discarding two-thirds of my clothes, shoes, and accessories! One category down, a whole house to go. It’s so fun to get dressed now; all I have to do is reach in and anything I pull out “sparks joy” in my heart. After going up three sizes and then back down again within the last 2 years, you’d think I wouldn’t have anything left to discard, but that wasn’t true. So many items were hiding the good stuff, dragging me down with bad memories, worn out associations, and/or poor lines and fit.

After reading a few chapters, my husband has already begun with his own clothes, and miracle of miracles, he immediately bought some new work pants in his own style, of his own choosing, the kind that “spark joy” for him. And this man hates to shop.

So, life-changing? Yes! Does the book coincide with everything I’ve learned in the last 40 years of studying the energetic nature of human beings and all life as we know it? Yes! Do I love this book? Yes!

Am I the kind of person who, even though I recently undertook another de-cluttering project, still lived amid stashes of things that weighed me down with guilt and obligation and insecurity? Yes! My husband and I experienced some scary poverty years early in our lives together. It’s been difficult ever since to resist the urge to keep more than we need. As the youngest in our respective families, we also shared the habit of accepting whatever was given to us, hand-me-downs that might or might not have suited us. The concept of wearing, using, or keeping only items that “spark joy” makes brilliant sense to me now, and feels like wonderful liberation.

I am very excited and inspired by Marie Kondo’s work, and I’m equally enthusiastic about continuing throughout the house until we are living a much smaller, less encumbered, joyously infused material existence here in our happy home. I love the way she characterizes the impact of our thoughts on our things, and vice versa. I just love her entire outlook.

Oh yes, one more life-changing aspect (already): I hated to fold things. Just like she says, after following her instructions (and watching her demonstrate on YouTube) it’s become a fun game for me. Weird, but true. You have to experience this to believe it. I recommend reading the entire book before you begin any “tidying-up,” though, so you get the full effect of Marie Kondo’s charismatic, inspirational advice.

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