Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Saltman.
Laura, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started my career as an entertainment reporter working for Access Hollywood as their digital and weekend correspondent. I had no idea my life would turn out to be so tumultuous followed by the most magnificent expression of love ever. My journey started after my brother died of cancer in only a years time.
My dad, being mentally unprepared for his son’s demise took his own life. Devastation doesn’t even begin to cover what it felt like to lose my two family members as well as suffer a series of miscarriages, adoption failures and other circumstances surrounding my life that had me to the brink of depression. I did not want to end up like my grandmother who slowly but surely nosedived into schizophrenia and spent some time in a mental hospital. My dad also suffered with bipolar disorder later and life and there was no way I was going to go down this dark path.
So, I sought a different way. I had always known myself to be a bit of a psychic or medium (or so I thought) since my early college days. I just never really acted upon it until I became aware of my gift from a level of knowing – the voices I heard in my new home in California early one night in 2007 turned out to be the exact same night the former homeowner of my house died at a nursing home hundreds of miles away. From that moment on I knew I had some sort of strange intuitive gift. I knew I had to follow it and I knew there was something beyond this lifetime. It wasn’t until after my dad’s death that I began to use it as a means to rise above depression and grief. I took mediumship classes and courses on clairvoyance.
I worked with a spiritual life coach where I gained insight into the universal truths as presented throughout all of the time. I started reading new age thought books from authors like Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer. I was particularly fascinated with Neale Donald Walsh’s series of books called Conversations with God and wondered if I took could do what Neale said we were capable of doing, communing with the voice of God within us, our higher self or soul being. Sure enough I was. In a span of only six weeks I wrote an entire book as if it were an inner dictation of sorts, a conversation in my head with that part of us that exists though most don’t understand it – the collective consciousness known as God.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Writing my book was the easy part. I simply sat down and started writing questions and receiving answers back instantaneously. Publishing and promoting the book has been another story. Although it has been an important part of the writing process for the material written in books 2 and 3 of The All of Everything series, I had never published a book before and knew nothing of the process so it has been a learning curve for me.
Marketing the book has also been a challenge as we are dealing with a collective society not yet enlightened enough to understand these concepts. There is a perfect quote in Vogue September 2017 where Oprah Winfrey talks about how she had these big plans to use the OWN Network to enlighten people up. She said, “Ohhhhhh, I was so misled in my thinking. I thought I was going to create a network that was Super Soul Sunday all day long. I thought I was going to bring this spiritual consciousness–awakening channel!
And honeeeey chiiiild, didn’t I learn! Oh, my God. America is not ready to be awakened in that way!” – Oprah Winfrey
Boy, oh boy does Oprah have it right. Though we may have meditation and Soul Cycle, yoga and the Medical Medium we are still living in a world where most people would rather post pictures of themselves on social media or watch cat videos on Youtube than learn about how our universe truly operates.
Author – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m so grateful to have been the conduit for these books. Though I know we are all capable of doing the same and learning the same information, I know most people are not ready or in a place of awareness to do the miraculous feat of writing I had undertaken. I love spiritual teachers like Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson. We are all using our own individual voices to share the collective’s story. It’s simply about who you resonate with so you can get to your own truth through them. I’m just the facilitator. You have be the willing participant.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career from an ego perspective was building a name for myself on Access Hollywood and being the only producer at the time at any entertainment show to move into full-time correspondent role. My proudest time, however, is being able to co-create these massively important books for the masses.
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