Seeking Center: The Podcast

Meet Your Soul Team - Episode 18

June 06, 2022 Robyn Miller Brecker, Karen Loenser and Laura West Season 2 Episode 18
Seeking Center: The Podcast
Meet Your Soul Team - Episode 18
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It's an honor and privilege to introduce you to Laura West. She is an energy healer, psychic medium, intuitive and Registered Nurse who is dedicated to both science and spirituality. She is also the author of the book "Guided" and the host of the podcast: "A Guided Life."

Laura's spiritual journey and path began over 20 years ago. Through her own experiences and abilities to channel messages from Soul Teams and deceased loved ones, she's been able to transform her own life. She is sharing the messages, lessons and tools she's learned, so it can help your life flow more easily and lead you to your true purpose.

In this episode we cover:
-Visitations vs. Regular Dreams
-How to meet your soul team
-Channelled writing
-What it means to help souls crossover
-Low vibration energies vs high vibration energies
-Universal messages from Spirit

Explore more with Laura, including her book, podcast and sessions:

All Offerings: https://linktr.ee/guidedwest

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More about Laura: https://laurawest.net/

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[00:00:00] Robyn: It’s an honor and privilege to introduce you to Laura West. She is an energy healer, psychic, medium, intuitive, and registered nurse who is dedicated to both science and spirituality. She is also the author of the book guided and the host of the podcast, the guided life Laura's spiritual journey and path began over 20 years ago through her own experiences and abilities to channel messages from soul teams and deceased, loved ones.

[00:00:25] She's been able to transform her own life. She's sharing the messages, lessons, and tools she's learned, so it can help your life flow more easily. and lead you to your true purpose. Let's dig in. Hi, Laura. 

[00:00:38] Laura: Hi Robin. Thank you for having me. 

[00:00:40] Robyn: I'm so excited to have this conversation.

[00:00:43] Let's talk about your whole path to spirituality., opened the door for you? 

[00:00:50] Laura: Oh, gosh.

[00:00:50] So you know how they say hindsight is 2020? I can now see what opened the door for me. And I think what really happened was I actually truly did come [00:01:00] in on awakened because I had sort of insights that I don't remember receiving externally. They were more of an internal insights, for instance, having dreams and waking up from them, feeling so real.

[00:01:12] And having those thoughts of was that from a past life, things like that, though, my mother did share with me Buddhism, teachings, those sorts of things talking about, I don't even know if we really talked about reincarnation. I was brought up in a Jewish and Christian household, so I don't really think reincarnation for the most part is, is part of any of that.

[00:01:34] Robyn: We touched on this when we first met. There really aren't many people that I know that grew up in both a Christian and Jewish home, but I did. And so I couldn't believe that you did as well. And I know for me, I made certain choices early on in life because I was exposed to both religions.

[00:01:55] So what was it like for you? 

[00:01:57] Laura: I think what really helped sort of set the tone [00:02:00] for my spirituality was.

[00:02:02] Shown the different aspects of different religions, such as Buddhism. For instance, I've just keep bringing that one up because that was the only one that keeps coming to mind. So, mom would share because it was all about for her showing the positive and the love from different religions through her.

[00:02:18] So my, upbringing, it was mostly going to Korean church actually. It's my mother is Korean. And so, it was all about learning about love, and even if it came from other religions, my mother was open to it, my father too. But for my father, I received other things I received from him.

[00:02:34] the idea that anything is possible, he is a big star Trek fan. we would watch X-Files together and he would make comments that I had never heard anyone say before, such as he felt like he was born too early, because he's so into technology. So all of these sorts of ideas, these moments of being able to really think and have insight into these thoughts that I [00:03:00] probably would not have had otherwise if I didn't have my parents as my parents.

[00:03:04] So I feel like a lot of that gave me that, basis, that foundation. 

[00:03:08] Robyn: When did those dreams start 

[00:03:09] Laura: for you? Yeah. You know what? I don't remember exactly. But I was definitely, grade school in a, kind of, a lot of things happened from. Mid, teens to early twenties.

[00:03:18] my paternal grandma mother passed away. And it was significant not only because she was the first of a family member for me to have passed away. But also because the night that she passed away before we knew she had passed away, she visited me in my dream and I saw her.

[00:03:35] She looked great because we had just seen her in hospice that day. I said, grandma, you look all better. You look better, you look good. And she says, yes, I am. And then the next day we found out she had passed during the night. So that was my first dream visitation. And then around that time, I can't remember if it was before or after this happened.

[00:03:53] I had a dream visitation with Jesus and that one was really strange [00:04:00] 

[00:04:02] Robyn: let's talk about that for a second. when you woke up? I mean, obviously in the dream, I don't know how about your thinking, but when you wake up you're like, wait, was that Jesus? 

[00:04:10] Laura: Yeah. Okay. I did have a lot of thoughts running through my head during the dream.

[00:04:13] And then when I woke up a lot of thoughts continuing to run through my head, it was just a normal night, nothing significant. I don't remember anything special or different. I was during that time of my life going to a Korean Christian Church. So it was kind of immersed in that, but still figuring out, , getting my bearings, did this feel right?

[00:04:31] Is this something I feel a full conviction for? Can I see myself, spreading the word about this or whatever is associated with that. I, don't know. It was just a dream one night, just like any normal night and in the dream, there was just this cloudy blue purple sort of etherial tunnel, I suppose.

[00:04:48] And come walking through is Jesus on the arm of a man who was grayed out. I just knew he was a man based on his arm. It was really buff. He was like really in shape. But I couldn't see anything [00:05:00] else. It was really interesting because I was only meant to see Jesus and know that it was him at that time.

[00:05:04] And he was in color He was wearing blues and whites, robes, the very quintessential Jesus that you see. And I think he presented himself that way. So I recognize him right away and he comes through and my first thought Robin is that, wow, he's short.

[00:05:19] He was short. I was really surprised by that. I mean, I'm kind of tall. I'm like five, nine. I think that's pretty tall. So, I don't know if I have much basis, but he just seemed really petite to me. And that was one of my first thoughts because he is so much larger than life. I just, I was surprised by that.

[00:05:36] And then he comes through, he walks over towards me and he just asks me one question. all, he asks me. will, I spread his word. He asked me, will you spread my word? And the millions of thoughts started coming through my head of, well, I don't even know if I think I'm a Christian. I don't want to evangelize that.

[00:05:53] I'm not comfortable with this, that all these thoughts. And so what finally came out of my mouth was I'll try because I had a [00:06:00] feeling that I couldn't say, no, I couldn't say no to Jesus, but at the same time in my heart, I was like, I can only share what feels right to me. So yes. And truthful.

[00:06:12] Absolutely. So in my mind, I'm kind of thinking if by saying I try it, allow me to sort of wait and see how things play out. he seemed satisfied with that because then he and the great outman turned around, they left and went back through the tunnel.

[00:06:23] And that was it. If I dreamed more than that, I don't remember everything was overshadowed by this dream. So when I woke up that morning, I remembered every detail. I still had emotions about it. And all those details stuck with me to this day and I'm 40 now. As soon as it happened, I knew it was a visitation. And I said, a lot, was kind of happening around that time. I was getting a lot of visitations at that time because I don't know maybe it was a year or two later, I then started picking up my first Sylvia brown books and I learned about spirituality.

[00:06:54] And I could not get enough. It resonated with me. It was what I was searching for. I found it, [00:07:00] but that dream came back to me. And now I'm thinking, well, how does this fit in with Jesus? Because to me, they were separate to meet Jesus belonged to Christianity, Catholicism, all those religions. And that was it.

[00:07:11] But I said, you know what, I'm going to go with it. So I just continue to read up about spirit guides for the first time and the possibility of reincarnation and how it doesn't only belong to one religion. we all do it and ideas of what the other side actually looks like and what we do on the other side and all of these profound, it was like, bam, bam, bam, just profound moments.

[00:07:31] I could not get enough. And in one of the Sylvia brown books she had mentioned in there everybody has spirit guides. you can ask your spirit guide to visit you and your dream. And that sounded good to me cause I'm a big scaredy cat and I don't want to just see my spirit guide.

[00:07:43] Robyn: Like an apparation. 

[00:07:45] Laura: Yeah. Just like all of a sudden, appear in front of me, that would freak me out. So liked the idea of visiting me in my dreams so I asked my spirit guide to visit me. And about two weeks I had a dream and was very profound. It stuck with me. Is there a short though? [00:08:00] But took the point and there was a man in this dream and he was kind of actually floating above the ground, but the ground was not solid. They were like beams. I don't know. It was really weird and it was very.

[00:08:08] Almost pitch-black. It was interesting. And when I saw him, I knew to ask him, are you my spirit guide? And he said, yes. And then I asked him his name and he told me his name is Jason. And that was it. that was it for the dream. But that was all I needed because, now I work very closely with him and others on my team as well.

[00:08:27] But that was sort of the third dream visitation that it had all in that timeframe of five years. 

[00:08:32] Robyn: How did you know it was a visitation versus a regular dream? That 

[00:08:37] Laura: is a great question. And I would say that there are several key factors. One being. The emotional impact that it has.

[00:08:45] So even dreams where you feel like you were someplace and it felt real, that would also be I don't know, it's so much of visitation from somebody, but a real experience, whether you astral projected or you had remembrances of a past life, [00:09:00] something like that. So things that aren't just sort of processing the every day, whatever dreams are.

[00:09:04] But when they have an emotional component to it and then also just the ability to recall the details years down the road helps to differentiate the two 

[00:09:16] Robyn: that's really helpful. And when you went to sleep those evenings, did you ever set an intention?

[00:09:20] Not necessarily to have a visitation, but to remember your dream, because I know for me, if I don't set an intention. I don't usually remember my dreams. 

[00:09:29] Laura: That is a great question. The Jesus stream threw me for a loop. I wasn't expecting it. So, no. With the dream with my grandmother again, no, because I wasn't expecting it. The dream with my spirit guide, to be honest, I can't remember if that was part of the intention of wanting to meet your guide was then to remember your dream. I don't remember that detail. It could have been , but it didn't stick out enough to me to think like, oh, that was the component.

[00:09:53] That was part that it's 

[00:09:54] Robyn: really helpful for people to know, just because I feel like having had several visitations [00:10:00] myself in life. they are, for me, usually not planned. wasn't setting any sort of intentions. But I have gone in spurts of setting an intention to remember dreams, because I'm not consistent with that memory where some people are much better at it.

[00:10:15] And we've had actually some people on to talk about dreams before specifically. And they've given really great tools in terms of getting into some sort of pattern of writing things down as soon as you get up. Because I think it's like within a certain number of seconds, you do forget, if it's not a visitation, as you said, 

[00:10:35] Laura: oh, absolutely.

[00:10:36] But even if it is a visitation, there are details that you can forget. This happened more recently probably about a year and a half ago or so. I was in that dream and awake state in bed and I see at the foot of my bed there's a woman there standing next to my dresser.

[00:10:51] And I'm scared at first, but I'm like, no, I'm gonna push through this. I asked her what she's doing here and she says, I don't know. She says, I don't know what I'm doing here. And I [00:11:00] asked her her name. I got a name. And so I remember those details and this was a time when I was really good at writing everything down and I've gone back to that.

[00:11:08] And I have read in my journal, what I wrote about that dream. And there were details in there that I had forgotten, but I'm still glad I wrote it down to remind myself, but I only remembered the big moments. Yeah, yeah. But writing down is huge. And the sooner you could do it, the better, 

[00:11:23] Robyn: it's a reminder, I think, to everybody listening and to myself to keep that notebook near your bed, or I guess you could really use, let's say you have your phone near your bed.

[00:11:32] You could use notes. Oh my goodness. Okay. so you meet Jason. And then what happens now that you're getting this validation?

[00:11:39] What did you do with that? 

[00:11:41] Laura: I think I read more Sylvia brown books. I probably, gosh, I don't know, maybe several months after all of this discovery I meet this guy and long story short, it was probably the most toxic relationship that I have ever been in. And if Jason was there in my ear telling me red flag, red flag, red flag, [00:12:00] when I first met this guy

[00:12:01] I didn't hear a thing, but I also wonder if I was meant to experience that relationship, but I know I was in it a lot longer than I was meant to because I started getting those spiritual two by fours. I got the red flags and then things just started going spiraling down, down, down until finally I was like, I am so done with this.

[00:12:17] I can't do anything. Thank goodness. And as soon as I did that, I became indifferent and that was even better than angry. Cause there's, there's no more emotion there. And then after that, I was in nursing school at the time of that relationship.

[00:12:28] And then I got my first job and then I met my now husband, we did the whole thing, got married, bought a house, had kids. So very grounded sort of setting myself up in life. And in doing so I wanted to sort of follow the more Christian thing cause my husband's Christian and I wanted to give my children something that they could grow up with.

[00:12:46] We found a really great non-denominational church and it was all about love. And I loved that because I will say the Korean church that I went to before. It was very much that if you don't believe in Jesus, you're going to hell. And it scared me for my father's.

[00:12:59] [00:13:00] So I was like, oh gosh, I just do not jive with that at all. So when I found this other Christian Church, you know, it felt really good. All the messages of love still kind of like, I don't sorry. Jesus. I don't, I don't think you fit in with me the way the Christians want you to. So still sort of wrestling with that and then, but spirituality still resonated with me 

[00:13:20] Robyn: you obviously had read those books.

[00:13:22] Did you start noticing in your day to day that. You knew things and he didn't know why was there that 

[00:13:29] Laura: element to things? Not yet. I think at the beginning, I was so much in input information mode that almost there wasn't time to stop and see what I was picking up on or even know I could do that stuff.

[00:13:43] And like I said earlier, hindsight's 2020 now I can see how all of my experiences have led me to where I am. Now, 

[00:13:52] Robyn: this was like 

[00:13:52] Laura: laying the foundation. Absolutely. Yeah. 

[00:13:55] Robyn: What happened where all of a sudden things kinda took things [00:14:00] to another level for you?

[00:14:01] Laura: Yes. Okay. So meeting Jason, finding those Sylvia brown books, I call that my spiritual awakening. Number one, number two happened more recently. This was in 2019 and I did something where I went against my intuition and I knew my intuition was telling me not to do it. I felt it. I knew it, but I did it anyways.

[00:14:20] And I got into some trouble. This was at work. I got into some trouble and I do not like to get in trouble at all. I think I got traumatized from that. So I learned, I learned quickly. I usually don't have to learn things the hard way, except for that first relationship. And all I wanted to do at that time was I knew my intuition was talking to me and I said to myself, I want to learn to hone into my intuition. And at the time, what that meant to me was I just want to know what it feels like when I shouldn't do something. That's what it meant to me. And now I know intuition means so much more than that, and there's, it's so much more complicated, but in a beautiful, amazing way.

[00:14:55] so that's what I thought I was doing a dear friend of mine. She's like, you have to see the psychic. She's amazing. she's [00:15:00] local. So I went to the local new age store and I went to see a psychic. And she told me that I was very intuitive and I'm thinking to myself, I know because I could feel that when I'm not supposed to do something, but I was asking her, how do I hone in on that?

[00:15:12] how do I make it so loud and clear that I can't. Ignore it, when it tells me not to do something and she told me you have to start meditating. Well, like I said before, I'm a big scaredy cat. And to me, I'm thinking, oh my gosh, meditation, I'm going to be opening up my body to whoever wants to inhabit it.

[00:15:27] because meditation, my soul goes somewhere. I don't know. I mean, crazy thoughts right now in retrospect. So, but then she told me you were so loved and protected, you'll be fine. And that's all I needed to hear. So I was like, okay, let's start meditating thinking that it was going to help me to relax, calm down, maybe get more in tuned with my intuitive red flags, whenever it would waive those.

[00:15:47] So that's kind of what I thought. Well, boy did that really? Jumpstart spiritual wakening. Number two, I started meditating every day. I would meditate right before work. Just quick five, 10 minute meditations, either using an [00:16:00] app or YouTube or something like that do guided meditations.

[00:16:03] I really like those even still. And one thing led to another where I realized I was channel writing. Another psychic told me I was channel writing. And when I realized that I was channeled writing my papers for school I decided, well, what would happen if. Can I stop you for one sec 

[00:16:19] Robyn: channel writing mean?

[00:16:20] I think people listening may not 

[00:16:21] Laura: know. Yes. Yes. So channel writing is basically using you as the vessel to get the words from spirit, whoever on the other side, onto paper, a laptop, whatever it is that you're using, it could be words, it could be drawings, whatever it is that you're sort of portraying the information that's being given to you from the other side, for me, it sort of enters my mind as the words or thoughts in my voice.

[00:16:46] But they're not mine. And I just kind of write what comes and they form sentences. They form single words. And you can go in asking a question and then just doing. So channel writing, you're literally like a channel. Some people call it, download writing as well. It's very similar. And [00:17:00] so I was doing really well in school.

[00:17:01] I went back to school to get my bachelor's and then my master's in nursing. And I was doing really well in school and writing the papers was the part that scared me going back to school. Cause I didn't think I was a very strong writer. And when I realized that the papers were coming naturally, I was like, oh, this is I'm actually really good.

[00:17:16] Maybe all my life experience, I'm an adult. Now I can really articulate my words. And so we had this Scorpio party because myself and several of my friends were all Scorpios. We had this birthday party, we invited the psychic to come and she did individual readings.

[00:17:30] And she told me without knowing I was in school, she's like, oh, your channel writing, you're writing a lot. I said, yes, I am. Well, yes, I am writing a lot, but channel writing what? And so she explained to me what was going on. She says, you can pat yourself on the back and think you're doing a great job, but you're really getting so much help on the other side.

[00:17:46] I said, Hey, whatever helps me pass my classes. I will take it. So, yeah. And so I'm like, wow, channel writing, I'm channeling unintentionally. What would happen if I channeled intentionally? And so that night I got a notebook, I just wrote some questions down and [00:18:00] whatever came I would write and I was fascinated by it.

[00:18:02] And I started reaching out and doing it for my friends and the messages were resonating with them. As I connected with their guides, not my own, but their guides and it resonated with them. And then following those intuitive breadcrumbs that I had started to learn, to get accustomed to knowing what it felt like within.

[00:18:19] I decided to do an energy healing class. I thought it was a great way to sort of parents, both my nursing and my spirituality. So I took an energy healing class that opened up so many things for me both spiritually and with the people that I met and just where it took me in life. And I'll tell you, when I was driving to my energy healing class, I had a profound moment where my guides, I now know my guides told me at that time.

[00:18:43] That the reason why I'm learning all these things, energy healing, channel writing, a reincarnation did some past life regression and things like that. I was sort of dabbling Jack of all trades masters of none. The reason was because everything that I was learning was not going to be just for me, it was going to be for other people, [00:19:00] hence the podcast, hence the book, hence social media and everything.

[00:19:03] And so that was a profound moment on my way to the energy healing class. And so just continue with the breadcrumbs. I then was interested in exploring medium ship. Once I felt comfortable working with my soul team, I call it my angels, my guides, who had. Once I got comfortable working with them, then I was ready to explore mediumship.

[00:19:21] And again, being a big scaredy cat that took me some time because I'm thinking if I say yes to mediumship, I'm going to start seeing ghosts walking around me or things. All of a sudden be like a in front of me. I was really scared about that, but it was not like that at all, because I know that my guides don't give me anything I can't handle.

[00:19:37] They helped me make sure that I'm safe. So it felt really good. So mediumship was the next step. And so that's what I jumped into. And then the next intuitive breadcrumb was two. start the podcast and then, look at crossing over work and maybe helping spirits who are stuck cross over are things that I would never have thought I would ever have the guts to do but because I worked so well with my [00:20:00] team, I feel really good about it.

[00:20:01] well, I 

[00:20:02] Robyn: have, okay. I have several questions that are coming from all of that. we're going to come back to the crossing over work. First. I'm going to start with soul teams. can we talk about soul teams? What are they made of? you mentioned angels and spirit guides.

[00:20:17] Are they also deceased, loved ones. can we differentiate those? And does everybody have a soul team? 

[00:20:22] Laura: Such a good question. Okay. To answer the second part. Yes. Everybody has a soul team to answer the first part. Who's part of the soul team. There are no limits when it comes to spirit.

[00:20:31] So when I say things like spirit guides, angels that's just as examples. Cause some people may resonate better with working with Jesus or working with Buddha or cause they would be considered a, send a masters. they are part of teams as well. Some people have mystical creatures like dragons and fairies and mermaids extra terrestrial beings, celestial beings.

[00:20:52] just so limitless. So what I tell people is if they feel like, oh, , past loved ones as well, even ancestors. If you feel [00:21:00] like your mother who has passed is helping you every step of the way, then she is you have to honor that feeling within you and know that that what you're feeling is right.

[00:21:09] So it's whatever you feel is happening for you. And to be honest, we give them those labels for us. we do it because in human form, it helps us to be able to identify with them, to relate to them.

[00:21:20] Build a relationship with them, giving them a name, giving them a gender, giving them some sort of identification, but it really doesn't matter to them. They're happy to go with Longwood ever. We want, but know that everyone has a soul team who makes up your soul team could be, any number of entities on the other side.

[00:21:35] But the main thing to remember about every single one of them is how much they love you unconditionally are there to support you and guide you no matter what they look like or how they appear to you. And 

[00:21:46] Robyn: would you say that your team changes during your lifetime? do different members of the, of the team come and go or play different roles?

[00:21:55] Laura: Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. From what I've learned and from what I've [00:22:00] picked up on for my own self is I will have certain guides that come and go depending on what it is that I need and the need could be. Physical. It could be okay. I'm attending school. I've got a guide for school or it could be emotional.

[00:22:13] I'm going to enter a hardship. I've got a guide. Who's going to give me the strength to get through that. And I know for myself that I've had guides come and go and it just sort of depends on the situation, but honestly, if you wanted any of them to come, they'll be there no matter what 

[00:22:27] Robyn: I just hope everybody listening feels reassured. And I really believe that There's a reason you're hearing this specific podcast because. I believe your team wants you to be aware and wants you to try and communicate with them in some way, know that they're around. if you're not comfortable yet, just start looking for signs.

[00:22:47] And I want to also go back to ask you mentioned Buddha and Jesus, and from your original dream visitation, I should say your original visitation with Jesus. Do you now [00:23:00] have a different perspective on Jesus or Buddha as you've mentioned? 

[00:23:04] Laura: Yeah, absolutely. I feel closer to Jesus than I ever have he is with me every day., and not in the sense that I thought he was supposed to be as much more personal, and he's so much more fun.

[00:23:15] So yes, I definitely feel that they are more attainable. In that sense they don't belong to just a certain few or, anything like that. Or I don't have to go through someone to speak to them. it's such a personal relationship.

[00:23:27] And to go along with that, when I did start to channel, that dream of Jesus, it just kind of kept coming back to me and me thinking well, how does it still fit in? I'm still waiting to feel more Christian. Because I have that dream and that promise that I made to him all those years ago.

[00:23:42] And so I was like I'm going to try channeling Jesus. I'm going to channel Jesus. Why not? He's an entity on the other side. I've channeled archangels. I've channeled guises. why not? And so I did. And he came through, . And I will tell you that what he told me was the word that I meant to spread is the word of love.

[00:23:58] That's it. And I said, oh, I could [00:24:00] do that. That I can do. Isn't that wonderful. And he told me who the man was the man. Oh maybe my guy, cause my guides male or an angel he said it was God. Mind blown. I had to put my pen down when I wrote that, because that thought I'm getting chills right now.

[00:24:16] That thought not once crossed my mind, because one I'm like, well, why would he not make himself known? Why was he, so I hate to say it, but he seems so insignificant in that visitation. He was just an arm, So it never crossed my mind. And then also to think like, well, why would he come in that human form?

[00:24:32] I was going to say, why it's show 

[00:24:33] Robyn: him that they can come through in any form. 

[00:24:36] Laura: Exactly. And I really think it's because I was meant to later find out and sort of wonder and interpret who that was. And I will say that I've had another dream since then, rather recently with God again, and God came to me as as a woman.

[00:24:50] Robyn: Yeah. I was just going to say . Everybody who's listening right now, When we talk about this and there's two things really it's knowing that. When we talk about [00:25:00] whether it's God or Jesus or Buddha or a certain archangel, and you wonder how they could come to you specifically, or how do they come to multiple people seemingly at once.

[00:25:11] And it's because their energy And energy. It doesn't necessarily need to take a form, but we, in this human world, that's how we can process things for the most part, many of us, because we've been raised that way. And so, in your case, taking the form initially as a man that was kind of grayed out, or now as a woman, you can be open to that.

[00:25:32] And it's what you need it. I I'm interpreting this, but it's what you needed to see now, I'm just trying to help others understand why, how does that happen? 

[00:25:42] Laura: Yeah, it reminded me a lot of that movie, the shack. I don't know if you reminded me of that, how God did show up first as a woman and then later as a man.

[00:25:52] So I don't know if that had any influence, . But that was a pretty intense dream. Actually. That's the first time I have shared that

[00:25:59] Robyn: when God came [00:26:00] through in that way, did you ask who it was and you heard, you were able to know right away or was it a feeling 

[00:26:06] Laura: I feel like at first, I didn't know at first I thought guide or angel because she just came to me just like another person, And you think angels singing and lights glowing and all, thunder

[00:26:17] So when she walked up to me, I was just kind of thinking more along the lines of guide or something like that. And I followed her they were having a barbecue, it was her, and it was a woman and a man. And I believe that the woman was one of my other guides named Lana, who I've met before in a dream.

[00:26:35] Same thing asked her if she was my guide. She said, yes, asked her her name's Lana same thing. And then the man who I believe was my guardian angel, I met him through a guided meditation before and they were having a barbecue and they were talking about how it was, it was a vegetarian barbecue.

[00:26:48] Like there was no meat, which was really interesting. I'm not vegetarian though. I had been before. But so it's not like it was my practice. And it's evolved to where I didn't have much interaction with who I believe was [00:27:00] Lana and who I believe was my guardian angel, who I was told his name Smith.

[00:27:02] They were just really kind of there in the background. but with this woman who came to me as God I did have more interaction with her. And in fact, at one point she was looking in the closet doing something, and I was having this discussion with her about being fearful of putting myself out there more in the naysayers and things like that.

[00:27:19] And what she said to me, and maybe others will resonate with this. What she said to me was worrying about that is going backwards. So not to worry about that. You've got to look forward and that's what I needed to hear to be all right. I felt really good about that. 

[00:27:30] Robyn: Yeah. Oh my goodness. Thank you 

[00:27:31] Laura: for sharing your welcome. Okay. So 

[00:27:33] Robyn: powerful. If others want to connect with their soul team, what 

[00:27:37] Laura: would you suggest?

[00:27:38] Yes, so there are several ways and the ways that I tend to share are the ones that have worked for me. So I know they work, but know that it's not limited to that. So asking to meet them in your dreams is a great way.

[00:27:50] If you wanted to throw in the caveat of that, you'll remember your dreams. Absolutely. Another great way is through guided meditation. I've met a couple guides through a guided meditation. So that worked [00:28:00] really well. The guided meditation, though, that does require you to have some level of trust already.

[00:28:06] So trusting what comes through, not second guessing that what it was is not who you initially thought. So that does require some work on being trusting, what comes through, trusting your intuition. And then another way is 

[00:28:18] Robyn: channel message. 

[00:28:19] Laura: You could certainly, yes. You could certainly do it through channel writing as well. Again, that comes with a degree of trust and sort of being able to, , maybe disassociate your thoughts, but that's my channel writing or channel typing is so great because it gives your brain something, a task.

[00:28:34] It gives it a task to do to kind of help keep it out of the way when you're wanting to see what comes through outside of you externally. 

[00:28:42] Robyn: Yeah. I agree , I find that really helpful and, a powerful tool as I'm listening intently because I want to do this myself too.

[00:28:49] So I'm hoping that others listening your soul team in general is trying to. Hold of you so that you pay a bit more attention and it's another [00:29:00] way of you knowing you're never alone.

[00:29:01] Laura: Oh yeah, absolutely. That's one of the other messages that they like to share is that we are never alone, not in a creepy way, but in a way that's loving and supportive. And on my website. I do have a free gift that people could download if they wanted to. It's my guide on how to meet your spirit guides.

[00:29:17] But like you said, Robin, you could use it to meet anyone on your soul team. 

[00:29:21] Robyn: I love that. so I want to ask, go back to the crossing over what has that work been like for you? 

[00:29:27] Laura: I'm very new to it, but the experiences that I have had have been pretty incredible. And I feel like the more I sit on it just like when I receive a reading from a psychic, it's almost like the more I sit on it, the more profound it seems to get so, the couple of times that I've done this the, person was able to validate on their end things that they were feeling that would corroborate with my, what I picked up on.

[00:29:52] So for instance, Most recently, I just did one for a friend I do virtually. So I just kind of scan their house, in my mind's eye. [00:30:00] And I have my guide Jason's right there with me. And I make sure that I'm, grounded and protected and everything like that. And I do a scan of the house and then whatever comes to me first.

[00:30:09] And in this particular instance, it was a little girl and she sort of seemed to kind of house herself in between the two bedrooms my friends, kids rooms. And she was able to corroborate that and say that it's in the closets. Cause it's the closets not to make closets more scary, 

[00:30:25] But that's kind of where she hung out. And so she was able to, validate and say one it's the closets that they're fearful of. And my friend actually was I think helping one of her daughters go to sleep and she picked up on something in the closet.

[00:30:39] So, just being able to corroborate the stories is it's really helpful for me. To make sure that I'm on the right track when I'm doing this work. And there's just working very closely with my guide, Jason, with every step, what do I do next? What do I do next? And then he tells me what it is that I need to do to help this person who's stuck to cross over.

[00:30:56] And, I will say that the little girl, she was a little bit [00:31:00] scary at first. she looked a little bit like it felt a little bit like the grudge just a little bit. So I would stop it, listen to this. This is the good part, when I got past that, Okay. You're a little bit scary, but I got past that.

[00:31:12] And her grandma was there. Her grandma who she had crossed over already, grandma was there. Grandma helped. I'm getting chills now. Helps to bring her over. I think they had some sort of good relationship and just when the little girl saw me, she wasn't like standing there creepy looking.

[00:31:26] She was kind of in fetal position, scared, but she was dark hair, long, dark, straight hair, just dark looking energy because of the low vibing energy constantly cycling through. And so by me being there, I had Jason there with me and I said, Jason, what do I do? And he tells me, you just gotta surround her in light, surround her and lie and reach your hand out to her.

[00:31:48] And I did that and this was all in my mind's eye. And by doing that one, she was seen, so she felt seen and to something about the light, I guess it helped her to get out of that sort of repetitive, low vibing thinking that she [00:32:00] was in whatever kept her stuck there, which I think a later, later.

[00:32:03] Y. But once I did that, it was really interesting. the black hair melted away to golden blonde and she was this vibrant, cute little girl. She looked like from the seventies, but just the vibrant, cute little girl. And she went with grandma and an angel, lots of angels in this crossing over. She went with grandma and angel and I asked Jason, did she cross silver?

[00:32:22] He said, yes. So she was, she went later to find out after I did another scan that there was a gentleman there believe was the father. And I think that he had some guilt of not being a good father, kept her stuck. So however that works we were able to get him crossed over as well. Angels helped with that also, and got him across over, and I will say.

[00:32:41] my friend did tell me before I even did this, she says, I think the angels were already here because things already feel lighter. before I even reached out to you to ask you to do this, it was like, things were already starting to get set in motion.

[00:32:52] And then I blasted the crap out of that house, like a Patronus with like white light[00:33:00] 

[00:33:01] whatever's in there. wow, I struggle with this a little bit because in my training as a medium, I was told by multiple very you know, world-renowned very respectable teachers that there is no evil entities.

[00:33:14] There is no bad entities, but I can't help follow my intuition here. I want that to be true. I really do, but I can't help, but think that there's so much balance in everything there's good and bad, everything. You know what I mean? Perhaps it is just a lower vibing, I dunno, lower dimensional. 

[00:33:30] Robyn: I've experienced that vibration as well.

[00:33:33] And it does feel really dark. And so I know what you're saying. I, it's not like we're saying it's evil or something, but it it's certainly not what I think you, and I see probably most of the time, in that case, you knew where you were looking for something darker and you were ready and you're protected.

[00:33:52] But I think your point too, of where there is light, there 

[00:33:55] Laura: is dark, ? I mean, why would that be the only thing that doesn't fall under [00:34:00] that sort of universal law? So I don't know. I kinda struggle with that. But I protect myself regardless, 

[00:34:05] Robyn: that is so brave.

[00:34:06] I have to say, I think that is so brave. I want to point out too, how, how, when you look back all of this work that you're doing now has really come in these recent years and how quickly once you opened yourself up, you had had this foundation and look what you're doing 

[00:34:23] I think it's that trusting of both yourself and your soul team and specifically your guide, Jason and angels. you have such trust in all of that, that you're able to do such spectacular work, whether it is helping somebody remove entities from their home or their being, or connecting them to a deceased, loved one or to their soul team, that's such life changing work.

[00:34:50] And, I'm just so grateful. thank you for doing it and thank you for trusting. And I just want people listening to understand that once you have this opening, , it's all divine [00:35:00] timing, Because 

[00:35:00] Laura: as you said, you've had this 

[00:35:02] Robyn: inkling. Decades, but it wasn't really until now that it all came to fruition in these last 

[00:35:08] Laura: few years.

[00:35:08] Yeah. And I think that's a really important point that you bring up. I do have a lot of trust with my guides with my teams, but it took years. And so, the reality is, is that it does take time and you have to be willing to nurture that relationship. I always compare it to, everyone's doing these DNA tests and you find out that you have a long lost half sister, you're not gonna all of a sudden connect with them and everything's peachy keen and you guys love each other instantly and get along and, and everything's great.

[00:35:33] it takes time to build that relationship just like when you first meet your spirit guide, it takes time to build that relationship, but they're so patient with you and the love is so unconditional that they will wait for you and they'll, they'll wait till you're. 

[00:35:45] Robyn: That's such a good analogy. And talking about universal messages, you mentioned love as one of them. are there certain specific messages that you hear that you can share with everyone listening? 

[00:35:57] Laura: Yes. Definitely. [00:36:00] One nobody's alone. We all have our teams there to again, love us to guide us and support us.

[00:36:06] And they're there. Even when it feels silent, when it feels like the is empty, when it feels like we are all alone, they're still there and they're just sort of waiting. They're waiting for us to invite them in. And I did have a guest on my podcast. And what I loved was when we were talking about angels, the simplicity of asking them for their help, she says, all you have to do is say.

[00:36:27] And they'll come and they'll help you. So it can really be simple. It's all about the intention and you don't have to say it out loud. You don't have to, but you have to set that intention. And sometimes you do have to give them that permission to help you. I have come across that as well, where the guides are like, Hey, we're, we're there.

[00:36:42] We're ready. We're chomping at the bit. You just have to give us the go. And then as soon as you do, it's all hands on deck. That's a really 

[00:36:48] Robyn: great point that we have not talked about before. So I think everyone should give permission if they're open, give permission. Yeah. 

[00:36:55] It can really 

[00:36:56] Transform your entire world.

[00:36:58] Laura: Yep, absolutely did mine And so [00:37:00] as a registered 

[00:37:00] Robyn: nurse, cause you did end up getting your degree and you are a registered nurse. How do you. marry, both worlds with the medical training. And now with this knowing from, from the spiritual world, 

[00:37:13] Laura: I think that the way that it works for me is still having my team with me to make the right decisions.

[00:37:19] When I was working more with patients right now, I'm more administrative, but when I was working with patients and I started rekindled my relationship with my guides and my team. every morning before work, I would ask them to communicate with me, guide me, help me to make the right decisions today, say the right things, do the right steps.

[00:37:36] And I will say I was able to see it work. We had one instance. A woman she just collapsed in the clinic. I mean, it's just like a clinic. Like you go to the doctor, you get a pap smear, so it's just like a clinic, but she collapsed for whatever reason. And I knew I just knew what to do.

[00:37:52] And so I really credit the help of my team. I mean, yes, my training as well. But that doesn't happen very often people [00:38:00] walk in out, they they're in to see the doctor and then they leave there. I'm not in an ER where I'm used to having to do the CPR and everything.

[00:38:08] So, at this time when I was able to get it done and know what to do, it felt really good. And I really do give a lot of credit to being guided because I asked for that and I allowed it other things too, like where I use them probably more behind the scenes and also having a better understanding that everybody's here on a journey.

[00:38:23] Everybody has their own personal story, the reasons why they're here, everyone's really doing the best that they can. And just knowing that, because it's all about. And how our guides love us so much and being able to be witness to that and be the voice for that. When I do readings for other people, I can't help, but infuse it in my every day and infuse it in my thoughts.

[00:38:42] And so towards other people I have much more compassion. I believe much more empathy and sympathy, not in a way where if they're having a bad day it affects me. I'm able to, I think nursing helps me with that to be able to sort of separate myself from that so that I can think clearly.

[00:38:58] But just having [00:39:00] compassion for people, sometimes we'll be driving down the road and I'll just look at all the different cars and think of the people driving those cars. And I get this overwhelming sense of love for every single one of them. And I don't know who they are. I don't even see their faces, but I have this love of.

[00:39:13] We're here. You Robyn me, everyone else in this world, we're here to experience life, expand our souls, whether or not we realize it. And to do good. And for the vast majority of us, we do it out of love and we search for love. We search for to feel worthy, even though all of that is really within.

[00:39:31] And we can help get that from our teams that we can't all physically see. But just really having a deeper understanding for people in general and animals. Yes. 

[00:39:40] Robyn: your book guided covers some of what we talked about today and so much more. Can you just talk a little bit about the book and if people are interested in learning more about.

[00:39:51] what you're offering in 

[00:39:52] Laura: general? Yeah, so my book it talks about my spiritual journey from where I started with the dream [00:40:00] visitations when I was younger to where I was when I finally finished writing the book. And it was in my mediumship journey at that time. And I share about the things that I learned along the way with the hopes that if someone were to pick up that book, it would one help them realize that they're not alone in their own journey. If they are on one to, to also let them see what a spiritual awakening looked like.

[00:40:21] It's through someone else's eyes perspective. And when I was going through spiritual awakening, number two, Then, YouTube was there and the internet was , used very differently than when I was younger during spiritual wakening number one. And so the amount of information was overwhelming, very overwhelming.

[00:40:37] And so what I did was I took what, I was exposed to, especially at the early stages. And I share in the book about my experiences with those, whether it's the crystals that I came across and their uses Sage and Palo Santo, and ways to protect yourself. I talk about signs. I talk about soul teams, guides, Talk about energy healing, with the caveat that the [00:41:00] book isn't written and it's not meant to be read so you can compare your journeys and think, oh, well, I didn't have to do that. That didn't happen to me.

[00:41:06] Or, but this happened to me. Why didn't it happen to her? It's really important not to do that once we can get above that, then you're on the right track. And so it's just there for you to have sort of a guide it's called guided it's there to be a guide to help you along your journey as well.

[00:41:20] And just to be you know, an another person who's gone through it so that you can see what it was like for me. 

[00:41:25] Robyn: you're offering the tools and the resources that really did help you get to where you are right now with understanding and knowing that you're continuing to learn right. For all here continuing to learn.

[00:41:39] I think it's such a great guide for someone who's just starting out or. 

[00:41:43] How can people work with you? If 

[00:41:46] Laura: they're interested.

[00:41:46] Yeah, absolutely. So as of right now, a lot of my energy is in the podcast, but people do still reach out if they want a reading or an energy healing and a reading. So I do offer those. So if that's the case people [00:42:00] reach out to me on messenger or, email or, and I'll send them a link to schedule that.

[00:42:04] So that's how I do right now and on my website, which is Laura west.net. There are links to schedule there or email me as well. 

[00:42:12] Robyn: Wonderful. And we will be providing. All of the links to everywhere. You can find Laura in our show notes. You can find everything about Laura. At the link T R L I N K T R dot E slash guided west. And we will have that link in our show notes, along with links for Laura's book, for podcasts, a guide in life and her Facebook page, an Instagram as well.

[00:42:38] There's so many ways to get in touch with Laura and to check out her podcast and really take a look at her book. And I'm so grateful that we had this time. Thank you for sharing your journey and all the wisdom that you gained along the way, and for being so authentic and open thank you for their support.

[00:42:58] I think that there's a [00:43:00] level of energy that you just give out that feels really solid. And so thank you. 

[00:43:05] Laura: Thank you. Thank you so much. 

[00:43:07] Robyn: This was so nice. I look forward to talking more in the future. we're on this journey together. 

[00:43:12] Laura: Oh, absolutely. We have so many, parallels, a lot of 

[00:43:15] Robyn: synchronicities 

[00:43:17] Laura: This was wonderful. I feel like we can keep going. 

[00:43:19] Robyn: I know thank you for following your breadcrumbs, 

[00:43:23] Laura: thank you so much. We'll talk soon. Absolutely. Thank you. . Bye. Bye.

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Meet Your Soul Team