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Laurie’s unique poetry invites the inquiring mind to Be Present; to Be Aware; to Notice what stirs within the Soul as you share her tender experiences and insights. The “meaning” of each poem is the Truth you Notice within yourself, as you read– each time deeper within you as you re-read and Notice more. Every poem is like an incomplete painting that the child within you finishes with automatic brushstrokes–or scribbled lines from color crayons. If you are afraid of your own heart you will be uncomfortable; If you are open to your own imperfect Authentic Self you will relish these experiences that Laurie has invited you to share with her.
This book is a collection of Laurie Whitesel’s healing notes to herself as well as to those who feel moved by them. The poems are not only beautiful, but authentic, original and comforting. Laurie dares to be vulnerable and show us, or rather let us listen to, her true soul-voice. The notes contain messages, words, clues, from a higher self, from a heart connected to a sacred place where there is only Love and Peace. These messages carry within them healing and comforting words inspiring us to live from a place of connectedness and self-love, a place of autenticity and silence, somewhere to go to when the world overwhelms us. Some of the poems feel like riddles or puzzles to be solved, and reading them feels like going on a quest, finding clues along the way leading us onto a path that is being made as we walk it. Laurie does not only want us to connect with her words, but to find our own words, spoken to us in our own voice. Healing can sometimes be a painful process, but this book teaches us that it can also be beautiful, and inspiring and exciting. I heartily recommend this book to everyone who loves poetry, who are in a healing process or who are interested in connecting to their deeper selves, and start listening to their own soul-voice.
This book has brought me comfort, peace and clarity in times when I never thought my heart was capable of feeling such things. It reminded me of the present love to focus on, the importance of focusing in the moment and the power of focusing on what is right in front of me in this exact moment of time. There have been nights where reading this book was the only thing that put my mind at ease. It helped me feel someone understood what it’s like to be running around in your own head and that they knew just the right solutions to bring me calm and tranquility. I’ve read this book almost twice through now, and will continue to do so over and over. Thank you, Laurie , for writing this.
Laurie Whitesel has a beautiful way of bringing the reader directly into ones own heart. A journey out of fear into love. This book will transform your life, as you find where your own centered stillness rests. I highly recommend “What’s Right Here” for anyone on a journey of discovering oneself.