"Moment of truth: The term “ Meant to Be ” is drastically overused in our society. I find it nothing short of an insulting excuse and explanation to justify the realities of this world." Lauren Heistad
September 5, 2019

Welcome to SOULworks! If you are new to this newsletter, it means you likely came into the store this summer and entered our summer promotion. Thank you to all those who made SOULworks a part of your summer plans! Congratulations to Sean and Family, winners of our huge jar of crystals. The total number of crystals jammed in that jar was 163, with over $500 in value. There were a few folks out there who successfully guessed that exact number so a draw was also utilized to confirm the official winner. Thank you to everyone who added your guess to my summer special. Crystals really are the Best Preservatives EVER!

Speaking of summer, the energy has certainly amplified over the last few months. I find there is much progress on letting go of the past, releasing what no longer resonates, and learning to further trust in your own unique path. There are many events, globalized statements, and beliefs being echoed out into the world right now that require true discernment and reflection. Do not take teachings, beliefs or others' opinions as your own. Learn how to feel the truth and seek clarity within the chaos. I know you can.

Much love and blessings,

Lauren Heistad
Inspiration and Guidance by Lauren Heistad
(Warning: this article may be offensive to some (or many). I mean no offense to any side of the spectrum. I am simply expressing another view.

Meant to Be

The term “ Meant to Be” is drastically overused in our society. I find it nothing short of an insulting excuse and explanation to justify the realities of this world. If we can say with confidence, that it was " meant to be", then surely that is our truth, right? This is one of the current teachings within today’s society. If we are positive enough about any event or occurrence, see the good side of every situation, learn to minimize the impact trauma has on our life and the lives of all others, then we don’t have to look at the other side of our reality. Besides, darkness pulls everyone together and catapults our compassionate human nature into action. We are of the light, always divine in nature, and any event or occurrence causing discord is simply " meant to be". Sent from above, to unearth our dark nature and embrace this aspect of our being - I am.
The opposing school of thought contends we are full of sin and that if only we confess those sins and our inherent evil nature, then we will be saved. No need to change them or work at lifting our current reality; simply confess that we are of the darkness, always sinful in nature, and unable to find our way without Divine intervention. More shockingly, someone has already been sent to take on all the sins of the world, so we don’t even need to change our ways, only believe in the power of another. Any event or occurrence causing discord is simply " meant to be" as punishment by God - the great I Am.
I call bullshit on both accounts. In truth, when we are willing to label all occurrences in this world as God’s greater plan, Divine will, destiny, or a predetermined learning experience from which we grow, then we are not taking full responsibility for the state of this world. Actually, we are taking no responsibility at all.
I have seen and witnessed unplanned deaths. I have watched the souls of those whose lives were cut short by the free will of another, search in agony for an understanding and clarity on what has occurred and why their lives were taken. I have helped more souls move back into the light then humanly fathomable, while watching a transformation of needed forgiveness to those who caused harm, before being able to reunite back with the Divine. I have worked to help heal the souls of those who were raised in homes or societies of abuse, whether it was physical or emotional. Their hearts dark with anguish and their minds confused with both feelings of betrayal and discord. Especially when taught they made those choices for themselves on a soul level in an effort to learn and grow. Within every occurrence, there is one common denominator, their lives were changed, manipulated, or halted because of something not even close to Divine. That for one moment: by force or coercion, another human being made a choice that wrongfully impacted another.
There are many in this world who say there is no right or wrong way to act or behave, that we are not to judge the actions of ourselves or others, and that we have no impact on anyone but ourselves. In my mind, if you can’t apply that teaching to the general masses and global scenarios, including mass destruction and fear-based coercion, then you simply cannot use that line of logic. When choices we make negatively affect, segregate, harm, build walls, control, or bring ill-will to another human being, that is just plain wrong. Do not justify those decisions by sighting Divine plans, illusions of chosen grandeur or actions that are " meant to be". That is an abomination to the beautiful creations of this world and our ability to consciously co-create through our kind thoughts, intentions, and actions.
Find the balance between the two extremes. We may be from and of the light, but on many of occasions we do not act like it. Do you think you are above this reproach? Take the time to monitor your thoughts on a daily basis. The majority of society’s reflections and actions are still coming from a misguided “I” mentality. A state of mind that is currently ruling our collective conscious.
Exerting influence over another’s free will, so someone else may live in harmony is by no means " meant to be". The only thing really " meant to be" in this world is peace on earth. Abusing others is by no means Divine will. Manipulating the basic human rights of another will never fall under the category of " meant to be". Heart-breaking moments can and will be used as a catalyst of change, but not because someone was "meant to be" an ass, but more so simply because despite their negative influence, one can learn how to rise above this controlling influence. Likewise, death can and will be used as an exit point, when our soul truly decides it is time to go. However, any occurrence of someone leaving this world in a tragic force made by another, was never " meant to be". Forgivable, yes. Understandable because we have yet to fully comprehend how this world operates on both free will and the combined energetic force of our thoughts and intentions, absolutely. But, " meant to be", NEVER.

(excerpts from Mastering your SOULworks , to be released 2020)


SOULworks School of Enlightenment and other Events by Lauren Heistad

Introducing the NEW SOULworks Series:

How much do you trust in our divine potential????? All classes are co-created by Spirit, your Higher Self, the Teacher (Lauren Heistad), and all others who are guided to activate, evolve and master their own unique SOULworks and divine signature. With never two workshops being alike, the topics and exercises are custom tailored to the group and will intuitively progress to meet the needs and interests of the participants. The scope of all classes will focus on soul development initiatives, which could include psychic development, energy healing practice and insights, mediumship development, trusting in your own path and guidance, how to manage your energy field, how to understand what you are connecting to, and much more. How much focus is placed on any one topic or how the day unfolds will be intuitively created as the day progresses.   Pick a Level, a Date, and then just trust in the process.​

Activating your SOULworks : Are you ready to activate your soul potential? Trust in your own divine guidance and sixth senses? Surrender in full faith in your ability to expand your awareness? …then this class is for you!

Fall Class Date Options:

Classes are $225 + GST per day and are stand alone courses. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Evolving your SOULworks: Are you ready to evolve your soul potential? Trust in your divine connection to all things? Surrender in full faith to your ability to create change? …then what are you waiting for?!!

Fall Class Date Options:

Classes are $225 + GST per day and are stand alone courses. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mastering your SOULworks: Are you ready to take your soul development to a new level? Trust in your infinite potential and conscious co-creating ability? Surrender in full faith to your path and the path of all others? …then stand up, it is time for change!

Fall Class Date Options:

Classes are $225 + GST per day and are stand alone courses. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

*** Private SOULworks Classes (Any Level, Any Topic)
This offering includes One-Day and Multi-Day teachings. Topics are customized to your spiritual development. Areas of study can include psychic development, energy healing, mediumship, soul path clarity, and confidence building in any and all areas of spiritual development. Various levels of awareness are welcome, with the class content being tailored to your own individual goals and needs.Dates for classes range from Tuesday to Saturday and will be organized once registration is received. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost: $425 / day.

The SOULworks School of Enlightenment provides a safe, informative platform from which to activate, evolve and master your own SOULworks. Tapping into her 35+ years of experience in the field of spiritual encounters and soulful expansion, Lauren Heistad utilizes this time to teach, inspire, support, and help all those seeking to develop their intuitive capacity and divine connection to all that is. Her classes reveal what others may consider mysteries, and provides assistance to all those who are seeking true, authentic enlightenment: body, mind and soul.

​Lauren is a firm believer that the world is waking up to our expansive soul potential. It is her goal to help people understand their abilities and the changes they are currently experiencing, both internally as well as externally. She is a strong proponent that our world can be a better place, and that we can each learn how to consciously co-create a more peaceful existence with compassion, love, and higher understanding. Lauren strives to teach people by expanding their awareness on what is possible and encourages society to harness their inner ability to create positive change.

For a full listing of all events housed within SOULworks, please visit the Calendar of Events.
SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre
Homebase and inner sanctuary to enlightenment teacher, author and healer Lauren Heistad, the SOULworks Sacred Healing Centre is a modern day spiritual facility designed to help people experience and expand their own connection to Spirit. The Centre houses Lauren's personal Intuitive Healing and Mentorship practice, her  SOULworks School of Enlightenment , and her unique mystical store called the  SOULworks Love and Light Emporium , all for the purpose of offering spiritually based products and services.

Visit this beautiful space to take part in one-on-one sessions, workshops, inspirational speaking, soulful shopping, and much more. 

SOULworks by Lauren Heistad
3-2228 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK Canada S7L 6C4