Strategic Planning for the Soul!
About the Author: Anne Hunter Logue was born in New Jersey, lived in Colorado and currently resides in Pennsylvania. Anne has studied the healing arts extensively. She is a Reiki Master, trained in Quantum Touch, certified Hypnotherapist, certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Healing Touch, a form of energy healing that was founded by a Colorado native, Janet Mentegen. Anne’s ties to Colorado through Healing Touch keep her connected to the community, experimenting and developing new ways of creating change and new approaches to some of life’s curve balls. Her practice is in her home in Pennsylvania and she has done workshops and healing fairs there.
Anne’s father died when she was a freshman in college. One of the ways she dealt with this was through poetry, writing and art. She wrote a story about the sun, which was her way of figuring out who she was and what she was meant to do. The Story of the Sun was illustrated by Anne and is her view of life as a 20-year-old. That view still holds meaning for her and has become a way of connecting with children and helping them learn who they are and what they were meant to do. It integrates her interest and love of the healing arts with her artistic side, bringing a refreshing look at life to the readers. The Story of the Sun was published in 2017 and is Anne’s first book.
In addition to her advanced certification in Healing Touch, Anne has done extensive reading and reflection, including research on quantum physics and the holographic universe. She has done workshops and research in the Akashic Records, which are the virtual records that contain all of the information about us in our various incarnations and is a resource for incredible insight and healing. Bringing all of this information into resonance and integrating it with her personal experience has created a new way of experiencing reality. Her focus now is bringing that awareness and understanding to children. She has just finished a publicity campaign to reach audiences that may benefit. Her book has been translated into French and will soon be translated into Spanish. She has written another children’s book, which will be published in the near future.
Thinking about our lives, there are so many patterns that seem to repeat and repeat. It is often difficult to distinguish who is the master and who is the student in certain situations. This is the subject I would like to talk about here. Many of you know that my family has been instrumental in teaching me these lessons, most especially my brother, Ken. Ken was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003 and we became very close during that period of time. I believe that he was and still is my teacher in this regard as I have learned such profound lessons from his illness, in teaching me faith, understanding and compassion and to some extent how the Universe works within us to create results.
I learned during this very intense time that there are some questions that are important to understand when going through a time that seems to be challenging. Learning these questions can help us to move through seemingly impossible situations with grace and even joy as we uncover more and more about ourselves and our role in the lives of those we come in contact with. So, one of the most important aspect of our lives is relationship. We have relationships with EVERYTHING, not just the people in our lives. I came upon this fact and it has changed my understanding of many aspects of my life. For instance, we have a relationship with our home, what it means to us, how it can protect us and comfort us, how it can create security, etc. Did you even think that you also have a relationship with money? Who would think that how you view money would have an impact on your life and what you do and how you move through your life? Is money an evil that is necessary for life? Is money something that empowers you? Where do you get money from? From being “worthy”, from friends, from employers, from family members? Where does it come from? How is it used? To promote equality, help others, create comfort for you and your family, to demonstrate dominance, or mastery (maybe status?) Consider these questions when you open your wallet next time to pay for something or pay a bill or want to plan for a vacation or trip. Money, as with everything in our lives, is energy in action and how we appreciate it, use it for good and are grateful for the people who bring it into our lives, creates abundance and value for ourselves and others.
So here is another consideration, what about our relationship with time? When we consider how we spend time (interesting that is the same phrase used for money, spending) then we are conscious of our priorities and who and what we value. Do we spend time taking care of our bodies, by eating healthy, exercising, doing fun activities, biking, canoeing, hiking, etc.? Do we spend our time learning more about the Universe and our part in it through history, geography, politics, spirituality, etc.? Do we like to spend time watching TV, relaxing letting others do our thinking for us and be entertained? I think we can take a look at a lot of aspects of our lives and evaluate what we prioritize without even thinking about our intentions. It is a valuable measuring device for us to find out what we value and how much we are invested in creating more value for ourselves and those in our lives.
There is another important word that I have come to recognize as important and that is expectation. We all have expectations. We expect our family to love us and care for us. We expect to have enough food to eat and a safe and secure place to live, we expect to have friends and people to enjoy our lives with, etc., etc. These are familiar and worthy expectations. When we create expectations of others and hold fast to these expectations and are constantly disappointed in the way others behave because they are not meeting our expectations, then that is a different matter. Truthfully, are we not all guilty of this exercise? Expectations can drive many relationships, all of the relationships we have mentioned above. Our love relationships are driven by expectations very often. If we have a significant other, we expect certain things from them and can be very disappointed if (even without our communicating our needs or desires) the other person does not meet our expectations. Our expectations about money is also a big example, as are our expectations of ourselves with regard to time. We “should” be at a certain point in our lives by a certain age, have a certain degree of “success”, be spiritually enlightened, be popular, whatever, at a certain time in our lives. So how we frame and use our expectations to enrich our lives or create disappointment and/or happiness because we have met our expectations regarding these issues.
The importance of how we “frame” our experiences is something that I learned from my study of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I have come to understand that it is not so much the situation, because we all encounter situations that are troubling to us, it is really our reaction to the situation that is crucial in determining our “relationship” to it and the outcome it will have either positive or negative in our lives. I will give you an example of how our response to certain situations can affect us. In using the recent election as an example, and depending on how you perceive the outcome of the election, when you think of President Trump, does that create a sense of pride for you in America that he represents the values that you hold dear and want to fight for, or does his role as President create a dissonance for you, an injustice in the fact that you perceive his role does not identify the values you hold dear and he does not embody the kind of policies that you would like to see implemented? Chances are quite strong that whichever way you identify your concerns with the outcome of this election, that has to some extent, dictated your actions with regard to your role as an American citizen. So, it is not really the situation in and of itself, it is your RELATIONSHIP to the situation and how that creates a response for you either of acceptance and harmony, security, comfort, etc., or dissatisfaction, resistance, change, inequity, etc. Your perception of this situation will be the driving force of how it affects you and the people around you. When we think about change, do you realize that a “perfect” situation will not create change? If everything is in harmony and balance, change will not occur, so change can only occur when there is an imbalance and we strive to bring things back into balance. Interesting, huh?
So, we see that our response to a situation is really more important than the situation itself. We often cannot change a particular situation, but we can change and be aware of our response to it. This brings me to another important factor and that is perception. Have you ever been reading a post on Facebook and thought, wow, this person is so __________? I think they are great, love them, like what they say, or conversely, I can’t stand the way they said that, showed me that, are that. It makes me feel like they are so selfish, conceited, etc. So, our perception of people and situations is very important. Perception also comes into play with our perception of the world/Universe and our role in it. Do we have a good RELATIONSHIP in the world, do we believe people are essentially good and trying to do good, or do we think people are mostly bad and only some people are good, etc., etc. Look how all these crucial words come back around and show us things about ourselves and how we act/interact in the world. Perception infers a kind of inner insight to me, something intangible that we “perceive” gives us an edge over other people perhaps. How do we perceive ourselves in relationship to the world we live in, our community, society, family, etc.?
So, the final word that I have recognized as being very important to me is interpretation. We can see that interpretation of events, situations, actions, can also play a big part in what that particular event will mean to us. Do we see an event as unimportant, inconsequential, insignificant, or crucial, valuable, essential? Whichever way we interpret situations can determine how we respond to the event and what value we derive from it ultimately. Are we open to the information available, or resistant, what does it mean for us?
I have explored a bunch of seemingly insignificant words to find that each one can create further value and meaning in our lives or can create confusion and disillusionment. I enjoy exploring these issues in my practice using my knowledge of the Akashic Records, hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Healing Touch and Reiki. I have just finished my first book, a children’s book called “The Story of the Sun” and it makes you think about some of these issues and how we perceive them and what is our part to play in the unfolding events that await us every day.
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After 4 years of featuring at least 1 guest Author a month this blog changed in 2020. I loved featuring the posts of other great people who also believe in mind, body, spirit wellness. I will continue to feature articles submitted to me on this topic that align with my own mission. However, finding & reaching out to others is time consuming and I do it for my radio show, Soul Talks and other groups and projects and so for this blog i will be ramping up my own posts and perspective. posting mostly my own blogs. I will be happy & excited to post articles from those who submit them to me.