Soulful growth evolves one experience at a time.

Expanded consciousness is a heart centered choice to grow beyond your current state of awareness and experiences.

The collective soul is calling for this vibrational shift in inner and outer growth of soulful potential. Take the call.  It is time.

- Lauren Heistad

 Photo of a Tree of Life necklace available at the Love & Light Emporium

January 2017


Happy New Year! The wonderful thing about a ONE year in numerology is that it provides a vibrational gateway to new beginnings. Use it wisely.

May this finally be the year you fully understand and believe in your abilities to create magic, new realities, and miraculous adventures each and every day. May you stand fully in the light and soul energy that you are and help co-create a more loving world. May you never let fear, negativity or insecurities run your life again. And may each day bring the power of new blessings and awareness to all of humanity.
God speed. 

As always, if you require support for healing, clarity or direction, please book a one-on-one session with any of the talented facilitators working out of SOULworks. They are sure to point you in the right direction and create that enlightened, balanced state of being you desire.  There are also many wonderful workshops and opportunities coming up at SOULworks that definitely help with finding your balance. Be sure to check those out too.

Much love and blessings to you. 

Lauren Heistad

Please note there are three aspects to SOULworks featured in this newsletter.
  • SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre - This modern facility is made up of healers, mediums, psychics, personal empowerment coaches and a unique gift shop gathered together under one roof to offer spiritually based products and services. 
  • SOULworks Sanctuary - a tranquil Sanctuary on location to connect with spirit through scheduled events, workshops, meditations and more. 
  • SOULworks Inspiration and Guidance by Lauren Heistad - Lauren is a trance healer, psychic medium, inspirational speaker, founder of SOULworks, and author of the books "Activating your SOULworks: A Healing Journey" and soon to be released "Evolving your SOULworks: A Miraculous Journey". An article is featured in each newsletter as a source of inspiration and guidance.
There are many wonderful events and opportunities scheduled for the up-coming months. Please refer to the information below or website for the most up-to-date information.  For more information on SOULworks, specific events, one-on-one session bookings or publications listed in this newsletter, please visit  SOULworks
SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre

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SOULworks Facilitators
There are a wide range of one-on-one sessions offered within SOULworks including but not limited to Intuitive Healing, Psychic Mediumship Readings, Trance Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Angel Card Readings, Intuitive Counseling, Qissage, Qi Gong Healing, Reiki, Angel Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, Access Bars, Intuitive Life Coaching, Quantum Touch, Meditation, Hot/Cold Stone Therapy, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, John of God Crystal Bed, Psychosomatic Therapy, Coherence Training, Aromatherapy Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Quantum Touch, and PEMF Therapy

To book a session with any of the wonderful facilitators who work from this facility and book your next appointment, please visit our Services Page.    


Love and Light Emporium

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A mystical boutique with an array of new and unique items available to provide you with the perfect inspiration and connection to spirit.  

Store Hours:  
  • Monday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Closed Sunday, Monday and Stat Holidays

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SOULworks Sanctuary - Ongoing Events

Photo of Chakra Pen handcrafted by Colleen Leaney of Soul Life Essentials. 
Now  available for sale out of SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre.

SOULworks has many events coming up that you will want to be a part of! For more details or registration information, please visit our Calendar of Events on a regular basis.

Activating your SOULworks Intro to Spirit Night -  Do you want to know more about SOULworks, energy healing, psychic mediumship, and/or connecting with spirit? This information night is geared towards those who are interested in expanding their awareness and knowledge about the spirit world. Whether you are new to spiritual development or a seasoned guru, this evening promises to be enlightening. Listen to inspirational stories, enjoy demonstrations, ask questions, and expand your awareness.  Everyone welcome. Simply drop in, enjoy the presentation, and become more engaged with spirit. This event is offered on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation. Registration not required. Next event is Wednesday, January 18.
Qi Gong with Katherine Dempsey - Join Katherine Dempsey in gentle exercise and meditation found in the practice of Spring Forest Qi Gong.  Open yourself to its many possibilities of relaxtion, stress release and energy healing found in mind, body and spirit connection. Every Tuesday evening 7 to 8 pm. Registration not required. Cost: FREE  (suggested donation of $10 for room rental gratefully accepted).
Tapping Circle with Brenda Dutertre - In response to client requests, Tapping Circle is going to be held twice a month - the first Wednesday and the third Tuesday of each month. Tapping Circle features EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES! This wonderful healing modality is so easy to practice.  No special equipment or paraphernalia is required.  You can do it any time, any place. This evening will help clear blockages in a group setting. $20 per participant. First Wednesday and third Wednesday of every month. 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Drop in, registration not required. For further details call or email: 306-491-6314 soulsongtherapies@gmail.com. This month's sessions are Wednesday, January 4 and Tuesday, January 17.  

NEW Energy Healing Circle with Colleen Leaney  - You are invited to join us for an Energy Share. All healers welcome. Come together to share and practice our healing touch and gifts with other Lightworkers. Prerequisites: Any type of intuitive/energy healing and a desire to be here. Drop in. Energy Healing Circles are offered once per month, dates vary. Next event is Saturday, January 28. Starts at 7 pm. Cost: by donation only.
Introduction to EFT(Emotional Freedom Techniques) One-On-One Workshops with Brenda Dutertre  - EFT is just the right tool to add to your toolbox of coping skills. It is very easy to learn and no special equipment is needed. The price of this 2 hour workshop is $195, which includes a handout and one free consultation any time after the class. For further details or to register please call or email: 306-491-6314. soulsongtherapies@gmail.com.  
SOULworks Sanctuary - Upcoming Events

Photo of Crystal Bowls from Katherine Dempsey of Amythyst Therapies. 
Now offering a selection of bowls for sale out of SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre.

Be Sure to Register!!!!
Please remember to pre-register for any events you plan to attend that require advance sign-up. We don't want you to miss out on these amazing opportunities.


Heart Centred Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation with Katherine Dempsey - Ring in the New Year with Heart Centred Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation. Katherine Dempsey delivers the Power of Spirit Song and Sound of Crystal Singing Bowls to offer Peace and Harmony. Luminous tones gently cradle you in healing sound waves. Effortlessly you go into a meditative state and journey within. There is sacredness in healing sound. It dispels negativity and you find rejuvenation and a sense of wholeness. When: Wednesday Evening January 11th, 2017. Cost: $20 at the door. Bring a Yoga Mat, blanket and pillow. Chairs are available if you prefer to sit during meditation

Enhancing your SOULworks by Lauren Heistad - This new mini-workshop series offers a platform to practice your own spiritual development and participate in activities designed to enhance your own SOULworks.  This hands-on evening is geared towards those who are interested in expanding their own intuition and attunement to spirit. Take part in experiments, push your awareness, ask questions, and practice in a comfortable setting.
  • October 20 - Automatic Writing - Finished
  • November 17 - Battery Healing - Finished
  • December 15 - Divination - Finished 
  • January 19 - Dream Interpretation - 
    learn how to interpret your dreams as well as intuitively provide dream guidance to others. The class will also touch on astral travel and how to utilize your dreams to connect with other soul energies as well as your own soul essence. Please come to class with a few of your own memorable dreams in mind to dissect and further understand. 
  • February 16 - Soulful Channeling
  • March 16 - Numerology
  • April 20 - Scrying
  • May 18 - Astrology
Each evening is a mini-workshop unto itself. You can pick and choose which sessions within the series are of interest to you whether it is one, many or all. Registration for each individual evening is required. Space is limited so register early! Be sure to pick the topic and date you are looking to register for. Note: There is also the option to purchase all remaining classes in one payment. It is called the Enhancing your SOULworks Mini Workshop Series. Date: Third Thursday of every month. Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Cost: $50/session.  http://laurenheistad.com/events.html 

Unleashing the Wild Within with Cathy Chicoine - This is a group activity led by facilitator Cathy Chicoine with an emphasis on participation and not performance. In these sessions we will not be learning culturally specific rhythms, rather we will draw on universal rhythms and how they can work together to create something beyond what any individual can do alone. The group drumming experience is a powerful way to get more connected with the people we share time and space with, to connect with one's own inner voice and also to the source energy, the pool from which we all drink.
  • Session 1 K.I.S.S. Back to Basics with Body Percussion, OCTOBER 26 - Finished
  • Session 2 Shake it Up! Rattles and Shakers plus shaking those bones, NOVEMBER 30
  • Session 3 Tree of Life/ Ring my Bell Wood & Seeds as Percussion/ Bells and Bowls, JANUARY 25
  • Session 4 Marching to the Beat of Your Own Drum Djembes, Cajons, Bongos,Doumbeks and Congas, FEBRUARY 22
  • Session 5 Sacred Circle of Life Frame/Hoop Drum Journeying and Healing, MARCH 29
  • Session 6 Choir of Angels Voice Toning, Chanting and Flute, APRIL 26
  • Session 7 Humans in Harmony:Creating Circles of Diversity and Equality Putting it all together Instruments for these sessions are provided, no musical experience necessary, all levels welcome. MAY 31
$105 or $20 drop in ($15 if you register early). Please register by etransfer info@zenrhythmco.ca. payment options available. More details can be found on the SOULworks calendar of events.

Usui Reiki Level I with Patty Dale - This one day course is the beginning level of Reiki training. Learn how to give a wonderful Reiki healing to yourself, your family, friends or pets. We will discuss what Reiki is, the history of Reiki, and the Reiki principles.  Learn about chakras, beginning meditation, the Reiki Power Symbol and hand positions, and the basic method to provide a Reiki treatment for yourself and others.  Reiki Level I Attunements, hands-on practice, Level I Manual and Certificate are included. Saturday, January 28, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: $250.00. To register, contact Patty at (306) 292-8936 or reserve your space online at horizonsenergy.coconutcalendar.com, listed under Horizons Energy Healing Classes.

Energy Healing Circle with Colleen Leaney - You are invited to join us for an Energy Share. All healers welcome. Come together to share and practice our healing touch and gifts with other Lightworkers. Prerequisites: Any type of intuitive/energy healing and a desire to be here. Drop in. Saturday, January 28. Starts at 7 pm. Cost: by donation only.

Spiritual Empowerment Workshop with Lauren Heistad - Back by popular demand, this 4 day hands-on workshop is designed to help you connect with your higher self, expand your connection to the spiritual world, develop a deeper connection to your guides and angels, enhance your psychic development, learn to efficiently co-create your life, dabble in energy healing techniques, and overall become a more empowered, balanced and centered individual. Combining the various workshops taught over the years, Lauren will be utilizing this time to teach the best of the best experiences and practices she has developed as well as adding new flair, experiments and information to the workshop. Also planned for this four day adventure are guest appearances and teachings from other SOULworks practitioners.  This workshop is a multi-level class designed to deepen your own spiritual connection and expand your awareness beyond its current level of understanding and practices. This one of a kind adventure is a wonderful way to start the New Year and is definitely an opportunity you will not want to miss. Date: February 8-11, 2017. Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (4 days). Cost: $600/person. Register at: http://laurenheistad.com/events.html 

World Sound Healing Day - Send some Sound Waves of Healing to the Planet! Join Katherine Dempsey of Amythyst Therapies and Trent Deerhorn of Deerhorn Shamanic Services for a evening of Sound Healing for our world.Experience a Crystal Bowl Sound Bath, a Drumming Circle, Gong, Rain Stick and Rattle Healing Followed by Trance Dance. Date: February 14th, 2017. Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Tuition: $30 Cash only at the Door. Heal the Planet as We Heal Ourselves. Heal Ourselves as We Heal the Planet. 

Usui Reiki Level II with Patty Dale - This one day course is the follow up to Level I, where you will learn how to expand and raise your Reiki healing energy to a higher level to provide treatments for yourself and others.  You will receive the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Healing Symbol, to assist you with the increase in the power of your healing energy, the ability to clear negative energy out of rooms or situations, sending energy to balance emotions, heal relationships or habits, and sending Reiki distantly to another person. You will learn the many uses of Reiki in your everyday life including group healing and meditation techniques. Reiki Level II Attunements, hands-on practice using the Reiki II symbols, Level II Manual and Certificate are included. Saturday, February 25, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: $300.00. To register, contact Patty at (306) 292-8936 or reserve your space online at horizonsenergy.coconutcalendar.com, listed under Horizons Energy Healing Classes.

Angel Card Reading 101 with Brenda Dutertre - Learn to Connect with Your Guides and Angels & Give Readings for Yourself and Others - Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. You will learn: How to understand and trust the messages you are intuitively receiving; How to recognize your particular way of receiving information; About Archangels and Angels, their significance and who to call on for certain situations. You will have a lot of fun as you gain confidence in your new skills.  The class costs $195 which includes a manual and a deck of oracle cards.  To register call 306-491-6314 or email soulsongtherapies@gmail.com  by Friday, January 27, 2017.

Energy Healing 101 Workshop with Lauren Heistad - This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to take part in hands-on learning to discover the power of energy healing. This workshop is for people who want to become active participants in their own healing or for those guided to expand their natural healing abilities to help others. This two day workshop facilitated by Lauren Heistad gives insights on how energy healing works, explains the chakra system, teaches how to channel healing energies, how to work with your angels and guides, and how to become an active part of the healing process. Through real life examples and practical exercises, this workshop will expand your awareness of the potential healing powers within yourself and the universe. This is a safe and fun environment to learn and grow. Note: This class is a prerequisite for the SOULworks certificate Intuitive Healing Workshop. Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18 (2 days). 10:00 - 4:00pm. Price: $350.

Intuitive Healing Workshop with Lauren Heistad - This workshop is an advanced level energy healing experience for those who have already taken the SOULworks Energy Healing 101 workshop OR who have a solid knowledge base on energy work.  This hands-on workshop is developed to teach participants the difference between spiritual healing and intuitive healing as well as how to incorporate both experiences into their practice. Participants will learn how to connect with the ascended masters, gain insights on how to become clearer channels, learn how to provide accurate guidance and messages to clients, connect to others on a soul level, experience how to merge with spirit to establish a deeper connection, and finally how to take your work to a deeper level including physical healing and miracle work. If you are serious about taking your healing gifts to the next level, this is definitely the course for you! SOULworks Certificate in Intuitive Healing provided upon completion. Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, 2017. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (2 days). Price $400.
SOULworks Inspiration and Guidance by Lauren Heistad


The Gift of the Unknown

I must admit, I am forever grateful the year 2016 has finally drawn to a close. On a personal level, it was a turbulent year of outer challenges and inner reflections that extended well beyond what I ever expected to endure. Thankfully, I made it through the challenges and resurfaced even stronger. I utilized the time to also work on my second book which is currently at the publisher. And from a personal standpoint, I utilized the struggles to gain more faith and conviction in knowing and expanding my own awareness. Never the less, I am still ever so grateful to put the year 2016 behind me and usher in a new era of change.

As an intuitive, I must also confess that I am thankful beyond comprehension that I did not always know what was right around the corner. I realize part of my life's work involves psychic development and healing energies to help others see the bigger picture and confidentially move towards manifesting positive change in this world. I greatly appreciate and understand that sometimes, having this birds eye view of our life path is profoundly needed. However, when it comes to unexpected life changes or challenges, being completely oblivious to those events ahead of time is sometimes blissfully needed. In truth, it helps us cope. Make no mistake, your soul sees the changes coming even if your mind has yet to accept or perceive those changes. The unknown on a conscious level is used to reduce the stress level until it is needed to be addressed or until you have the strength to stand in the changes on the horizon.

I find we always wish we could see the future. We always strive to understand what is yet to come, and work to manifest the best potential outcome. In truth, sometimes it is often better to just deal with the present. Live in the now. Take one step at a time, adjusting as we go to the ebbs and flows and divine timing of all things. Embrace all experiences life has to offer no matter how unprepared you may feel. Honestly, if someone had given me a snapshot of what 2016 would look like before I took the steps to move through it, there is a very good possibility I would still be curled up in a fetal-positioned time warp back to January 2016.

As much as I appreciate a little heads up to the changes occurring in my life, in hindsight, it was not the element of knowing the outcome that got me through the past year, nor was it the hints of huge changes on my horizon that powered me through. It was my faith and connection to spirit that helped ride those waves of change as they came crashing towards me. Sometimes faith is all we have. Often times, faith is all we will ever need. That is how life works really. It is faith in a better outcome that helps keep an even keel and evolves us forward.  It is the light in our hearts that guides us through.

When we stand fully in who we are, we are able to handle anything life throws our way. This can be done by holding the intention to bring in your divine essence and believing in your connection to ALL THAT IS. From this empowered perspective, dark times hold no influence on you. Light always prevails.

Every day has the potential to offer new realities. However, the New Year is like a huge signpost on the road of life giving us full permission to free ourselves from the past and move forward with new convictions, strength and courage. I look forward to what 2017 has to offer. I am also excited to embrace what I have to offer the year 2017. I hold the intentions for positive changes for all humanity and adamantly declare that no matter what life throws our way, collectively we've got this. In fact, the trials and tribulations only strengthen our resolve to rise to the occasion in all ways.

In light of the tribulations of 2016, I scream to the universe - is that all you've got? And to the year 2017, I boldly shout - Bring It, I am ready. 

Are you?


Lauren Heistad

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Disclaimer: the view points expressed in this article and newsletter do not necessarily reflect the view points of others working out of the SOULworks Centre and are only intended to provide inspiration and thought provoking contemplation ;)