Your Way in the World...with Dr. Lauren Thibodeau
News & Tools for Knowing Your Way in the
In This Issue:
- Overcoming Overwhelm
- Dr. Lauren on WPST Next Tuesday, April 6 -- 7 to
- Wise Words & Sage Sayings: INSTINCT
- For All You Unabashed Romantics in Search of
FAITH (and get your hankies out)
- Cancer, Healing, and Creativity Gone Awry: A
Healing Request &
Profoundly Wise View
- How to Be Happy? Choose!
Small moments in our lives often contain within
them the seeds of
big change. Usually these are changes in
The quiet corner of a garden, noted only
fleetingly in passing, can
speak to us deeply, if we let it. This week, my
bloomed. First one small yellow bud opened to the
wet spring day,
and then -- a profusion of blossoms joined the
Of course, it was the first small yellow flower
which caught and
held my attention. That small flower, trying so
hard to awaken
that first day of spring, touched me.
I noticed how its small head drooped -- mine does
too, at times --
so, I spoke to it encouragingly. And somehow, I
think I got more
from the conversation.
This flower sits just behind a small statue of a
Buddha, which is next to a beautifully adorned
stake which notes our
address. I had to laugh at myself, and stop to pat
the Buddha and
thank him for reminding me to notice beauty in the
and to laugh.
This small moment of my life brought with it big
change. In that
moment, I remembered how to overcome overwhelm.
Like many people, my life sometimes feels
chronically overwhelming. Right now, I'm in the
midst of writing my
first book. That alone is a daunting task, but
reviewing promotional copy, marketing concepts,
cover designs and a
myriad of other small details is pulling me off
task. I find myself
muttering, "when I supposed to write?"
My daffodils in bloom reminded me of what really
now, for me, what matters is to laugh when I can,
find joy without
seeking it, and take time to converse with others
-- besides people.
I hope you too, can find small ways to create big
shifts as you seek
to overcome overwhelm.
Wishing you well,
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Wise Words & Sage Sayings: INSTINCT
I think instinct is how God speaks to you.
Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements
of all our
knowledge, so that neither concepts without an
intuition in some way
corresponding to them, nor intuition without
concepts, can yield
knowledge. --Immanuel Kant
Instinct is untaught ability. --Alexander Bain
Instinct is the nose of the mind. --Madame de
Instinct is action taken in pursuance of a
purpose, but without
conscious perception of what the purpose is. --Van
For All You Unabashed Romantics in Search of Your
FAITH (and get your hankies out)
A Letter To the One that God has Prepared For Me
I am wondering at this very minute if you are
thinking of me, if
like me, you are wondering what is taking us so
long to find each
other. Many times I thought I finally found you
only to be
disillusioned by the fact that my wait has not yet
I get up each morning hoping, dreaming, longing to
meet you. I am
thinking of how we will meet, would it be as
romantic as the ones I
have seen in movies? Or is it possible that I have
known you all my
life but we have yet to realize that we are meant
for each other? Oh
how I wish you were here right now because you are
the only one who
has the answers to all my questions.
Sometimes I ask myself if I have ever really known
I do not have the answer to that question either
but I believe that,
more often than not, we will never really know
what love is until we
find that right person....and since I have not
found you yet, then
maybe I do not really know what love is!
You just don't know how often I dream of finally
knowing what it
feels like to be in your arms. Even at this very
moment I am
imagining how you will simply sweep me off my
feet! Perhaps I would
be drawn to you by your smile, or your eyes, or
maybe even how you
manage to make me laugh by your silly little ways!
I don't really know for sure but I am praying that
God will help me
recognize you when the right time comes. I think
of all the pain
that I have gone through in the past and of how
much I have cried
since the day I began my search. I just wanted you
to know that I
find my strength in clinging onto my vision of the
ahead of me --- the life I shall spend with you.
In my mind and in
my heart I know that you are worth all that pain
After all, the tears have become a part of my life
and I believe
that they are slowly washing away my flaws so that
I would become
perfect, not perfect in its truest sense, but
perfect --- for YOU! I
wonder if you've gone through so much pain as
well. I wonder if
you've been hurt so many times along the journey.
But my dearest one, please don't ever give up
because I am right
here... patiently waiting for you! I assure you
that when we finally
find each other I would slowly heal those wounds
by my love.
At night, I would look out my window and stare at
the beautiful sky,
hoping that somehow you are also looking up and
wondering about me.
I utter a silent prayer and send all my cries to
the heavens above
thinking that in time they would reach you. And
when I feel
impatient, I just close my eyes and believe that
you are on your way
and that you are longing to see me as well.
It is funny but when I finally fall asleep, it is
still you that I
think of, for you are always in my dreams. It
seems that, for now,
that is the only place where I can hold on to you
long enough to
tell you how much I love you. In my dreams you
would kiss away my
fears and wrap me with your arms of love.
And this, all the more, makes me want to wake up
and face the new
day ahead with the hope that soon enough, you will
no longer be a
dream but a reality and once again I am assured
that you are worth
the wait. And when that time comes, everything
will fall into its
place, just as I had imagined, just as I had
thought and dreamed,
just as I had believed it would be!
By then, I would simply look back and smile at all
that I have gone
through, in spite of the pain and amidst the
simple joys of life ---
and I would be very thankful because they all led
me to you!
In the meantime, take care of yourself for me.
Hold on to our dream
and don't even think of letting go. Believe in
your heart that we
will find each other no matter what happens.
God has planned the course and it is up to us to
directions. Don't worry, don't be afraid about
getting lost, God saw
to it that all the roads, no matter which one you
choose to follow,
lead to me.
Cancer, Healing, and Creativity Gone Awry: A
Healing Request &
Profoundly Wise View
A treasured friend of mine wrote me today. As she
invasive cancer treatment--is there any other
kind?--she has shown
me a beautiful way to see this dis-ease. Even
though I was a hospice
volunteer for 4 years, I continue to be shown new
layers and levels
of understanding and healing.
Please share her powerful prayer for healing--for
her, and those you
know in need. And aren't we all? So include
From my friend, a cancer patient:
I see cancer as the creative force gone awry.
Cancer creates and
re-creates itself in me (and others) in an
way which ultimately will not work. Living in me
is an unworkable
solution. It can’t live on in my body because
eventually it will
use me up and lose me, its host. A victory for it
in my body here
would also be its death. Therefore, it’s a bad
proposition for both
But it is powerful creative life energy and it
could be used better.
It needs to re-think itself and its goal and it
can’t do that.
Therefore, it needs to return to the Source and
have Divine Help to
be transformed, re-thought, re-purposed,
re-assigned in a different
life-enhancing form. There are so many places
creativity, expansion and cell division are
healthy and good.
So that’s where our prayers can help to send it
back to the Source
for re-purposing and re-deployment.
This morning I see the cancer like a pile of red
rocks. Rocks filled with the force of
chaos, red-hot molten lava, life. Rocks that need
to be taken back
to the Source, re-absorbed and then re-purposed in
a better way.
They can go by themselves as red helium balloons
because they are so
hot and forceful they could rise easily out of me
if they want to do
it themselves. Or the essence of them can leave
when the prayer
love, the healthy life force, the chemo, and/or
the radiation come
Or - and here’s my morning half-waking-state
image. This morning I
“saw” my West Highland Terrier dog from years
ago (named Primrose
and called Primmie.) She was taking out the
rock/cells one by one
up to the Source and letting them go. I know Max
will help, too.
Spud doesn’t have the attention span to stay on
task, but he would
eat anything. So he could “eat” the
“stuff” and transform it that
way. New way to think of “rescue dogs.” So
send your favorites
dogs to help if they are bored in heaven or just
want to help you
As the life goes from these errant cells back to
the Source, I see
empty dark carcasses left in me. Like used
material, egg shells,
coffee grounds, chicken bones that had all the
flavor boiled out of
them, old paint tubes, dried up magic markers,
junk to be let go of,
drained out. There's new pink underneath, soft
Now here’s my prayer request.
I need energy flowing through me in a healthy way.
I need to be
aligned with the best and highest good, with the
forces of healing
I need to be aligned with the chemo and with the
radiation so the
extraordinary good that it is designed to do and
must do can be done
and so that the endless list of possible bad
effects don’t need to
manifest, that they can be flushed away and simply
flow on out with
I need to be aligned with the medical personnel so
they can see me
and can do their jobs in the best way for me and
for them. I know
they want to do a good job and I want them to be
able to do their
best with me. The best and highest for all.
And I need to be aligned with myself as best I can
to do a better
job with my life force, my creativity and my
Please pray for me and pray for each other as we
form this loving
Please keep my friend--and a wise teacher for us
healing prayers. And as she reminds us, add
YOURSELF to your healing
Lauren Thibodeau, Ph.D.
How to Be Happy? Choose!
by Joyce C. Lock
We convince ourselves that life will be better
when we have a baby
or another one. When we finally get what we
thought we wanted, we
find ourselves exhausted. Then, we conclude we
will be more content
when the children are older. Only, they do get
older. Then, we have
teenagers to deal with. Surely, happiness will
come once they have
outgrown that stage.
But, no, wait. They leave the nest. We tell
ourselves that life
will be complete when our spouse gets their act
together, when we
get a nicer car, when we get a raise, when we have
when we are able to go on a nicer vacation. The
truth is, there is
no better time to be happy than right now. If not
now, when? Your
life will always be filled with challenges. It is
best to admit this
to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the
way. So, treasure
every moment that you have and treasure it more
because you shared
it with someone special enough to share your time
with; and remember
that time waits for no one.
Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go
back to school,
until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten
pounds, until you
start work, until you retire, until you get
married, until you get
divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday
morning, until you get a
new home, until your home is paid off, until
spring, until summer,
until fall, until winter, until you get approved
until you are off welfare, until the first or the
your song comes on, until you have had a drink,
until you have
sobered up, until you die, until you get to heaven
to decide to be
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
About the Author: Joyce C. Lock is a published
author, poet, and
columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains
ministries "Heavenly Inspirations"
(c) 2004 Lauren Thibodeau,
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