by Karen Larré, Mary Anne Weaver and Carla Garcia
For the first 17 years of her life, Elisa never considered herself even remotely spiritual. Her previously analytical paradigm was turned upside down by a miraculous medical healing through a powerful shamanic experience. Besides expanding her view of the world, she discovered she could see and work directly with the human energy field. Several years later, Elisa had a second powerful awakening, one that can only be described as an out-of-body re-emergence with her Soul Self. She uncovered an ability to communicate directly with the Soul-energy of others, including Souls who have crossed over.
Elisa Romeo describes her Out-of-Body experience
Through her spiritual awakenings, and her work as a therapist, Elisa has become fluent in Soul. She knows that not only do we all have a purpose, but we each hold within us powerful Divine potential that calls out for fulfillment. She believes that each of us have amazing psychic abilities, immense healing potential, and spiritual gifts which many of us have long forgotten. Her mission is to help us remember, to connect each of us to our unique Soul voice, and to reunite us with the loving Source of our being.
Elisa Romeo is an intuitive, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an author and a speaker. Her private practice, which grew by word of mouth, consists of thousands of world-wide clients. In her work with clients, she merges a background in depth psychology with an ability to directly communicate with Soul. Her mission is to remind us to listen to the guidance, power, and love of our inner Soul voice. She is known for speaking the language of the Soul with humility, humor, and grounded candor and is the author of Authentic Intuition.
Truly Alive: What does it mean to be “Soul Centered”?
Elisa Romeo: It means to be aware that you have a Soul, and to prioritize and live your life in a devotional way to Her. I use the feminine pronoun “Her” to describe the Soul, but the Soul could be a “Him” as well. We are multi-dimensional beings, meaning that we exist in this dimension in 3D, but we also exist as an energy presence beyond this dimension. Some people call it the “Soul,” others call it the “Higher Self.” My work is about getting the human ego or personality – as it exists in this 3D world – to be in direct personal contact with the part of us that is eternal, that is All-Loving, and All-Knowing, and that exists in all dimensions.
TA: What is “Soul Orchestration”?
ER: Soul Orchestration is the conscious awareness that Soul is always watching and loving us, and sending us guideposts, synchronous events, and messages, to orient our life. It is the idea that life is meaningful, and that we are always being guided towards our Highest Calling. Of course, it’s easy to believe we are being guided to our Highest Calling when things are going well. However, often the greatest benefit comes from connecting to Soul when life is hard, understanding the Soul lessons that are being presented, and how we can successfully navigate them. Soul Orchestration is important as a process because we are often faced with the questions, ‘Does the world we perceive have meaning, or not? Are we here randomly and are not seen by the Divine, or are we here purposefully?’ Soul Orchestration is when we allow our ego to connect to Soul’s reality. This connection allows us to perceive purpose and meaning in our lives and daily activities and attain a deeper understanding of reality from a larger point of view.
TA: What is missing when we experience unexplained sadness or depression?
ER: My background is as a therapist, and I have experience assisting people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and many different mental health issues. I’m grateful that we have medication, and the many other treatments available that are helpful. But, when a spiritual issue is the cause of the problem, then those treatments can fall short. For example, past life traumas are real, but are not as easily addressed without contact with the Soul. The Soul is aware of information that the ego doesn’t have. Sometimes, we need to tap into additional information from the Soul, that’s outside of ego consciousness – regarding our feelings, our traumas, and how we can heal them. This is a very practical and grounded process. Shamans around the world have been doing this for eons. Unfortunately, the current culture in America tends to be immature in its understanding of the spiritual nature of mental illness.
TA: How does Soul work help people experience the Divine Feminine, and why is this helpful?
ER: After the Cartesian Revolution, our consciousness was modeled around rationalism and materialism. What is happening now is the Divine Feminine is coming back, waking people up on the planet. We are starting to value our feeling states, our inner worlds, our inner landscapes. We are learning to value the quality of our Soul’s experience, not only how much wealth or property we are accumulating. It’s an intense and great time to be on the planet.
We’ve been biased towards the masculine point of view for thousands of years, so our spiritual goals have been based on attaining “enlightenment” instead of on “enlivenment”. The results of that in our environment has been the raping of the planet, the Feminine. We’re starting to recognize that if we don’t start to balance the Feminine both on the planet and internally, we’re going to run out of resources, and we’re not going to enjoy being here. But, we can’t balance these energies externally if we aren’t doing it internally in our consciousness.
When I talk about “feminine” with regard to the Soul and spiritual energies, I am not talking about biology of sexual orientation or identity. This is about the “Soul” generally being more feeling, passive and receptive (feminine) in its energetic qualities. That’s why part of Soul work is about reclaiming the traditionally feminine part of ourselves, in terms of its passive, feeling and receptive qualities. These are different types of energies that we all contain in us.
TA: What is our “gremlin” and how can working with it help our life experience?
ER: You can’t fight an enemy you don’t see. What I call a “gremlin” is the source of negative thoughts about yourself or others. A “gremlin” is not always obvious – it can masquerade as rational well-intentioned thoughts, and we may not see it in the thousands of other thoughts that occur every 2 minutes in our brain. Gremlin work helps us to slow down and pick out those thoughts that are literally trying to do us harm.
Through the identification of these thoughts and personification of that gremlin character, negative thoughts become easily recognizable. When you see something clearly, you have more choices about how to deal with it. If you choose to believe in this concept, you could say it’s similar to the devil (or witch) on one shoulder and the angel on the other. Are we going to let our day be slimed by a little inner witch, whom we may have inherited from our ancestral line – our Mother and Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, for example? Or, will we choose to see that “witch,” send her love, and heal her? In this way, ancestral healing can occur – because often gremlins are passed down through the generations. Psychologically, people talk about gremlins as “psychological complexes.”
TA: How is physical pain connected to our Soul?
ER: Sometimes the Soul uses physical pain as a wake-up call. When that happens, it’s because She has whispered and then screamed inwardly, but wasn’t heard. Then, if we don’t listen, there can be an accident or an illness to get us to pay attention. Physical pain is REALLY hard to ignore! So, it can be a last-ditch effort to get us to recognize and understand something and shift.
There are also situations where the Soul needs to learn from physical pain. In this case, we might choose to incarnate as babies with physical pain because the Soul might be working out something from past lives. We are not always conscious of why it is we are experiencing the pain. You can come in as a baby with big soul lessons you are working on.
TA: What happens when we take drugs or do things to dull the pain?
ER: We want to be asking Soul about the best choices to make, because sometimes it is self-compassionate and self-loving to take the medication or get the surgery. Maybe you need to work 20 years to energetically heal a tumor, or maybe it’s best to get it out in 3 months by having surgery – and you could get your Soul lessons from it in that short amount of time. It’s fine to take pain medication as long as you’re also inquiring what’s going on with your Soul and doing the Soul work. Sometimes the medication actually allows you to do deeper Soul work, because if you’re in extreme pain you may need medication in order to function.
At the same time, I’m not advocating irresponsible use of drugs. When we use drugs from a conscious mindful place, this is welcomed by the Soul. By contrast, an addiction is a product of not being able to consciously connect with our bodies and feel the feelings. This can happen when we become so desperate to NOT feel the feelings, we do ANYTHING else to avoid sitting in the body. I teach meditation to women who are 3 days off heroin, who say to me: “I don’t want to feel all the things I’ve shut down for 20 years.” They learn to connect with the feelings through breath and take it moment by moment, like pregnant women breathe during the birthing process. Then they start to process the garbage can of emotions that have been unresolved, unrecognized, and un-integrated for years. Finally, they can get close to Soul, because now they aren’t running so fast from gremlins.
TA: You talk about our “Soul’s Blueprint”. Can you share about this?
ER: You come into this 3D world with a map of what you incarnated to do. The practice of Soul Journaling is understanding consciously what that map is and getting clear about what you came here to do. After that, you learn to use the Soul’s resources to achieve your life purpose. I have experienced that the Soul and the Divine are incredibly generous with my dumb ego, to help me to love the most that I possibly can and to serve in the greatest way. It’s amazing how the Universe is helping us all with Soul Orchestration! Also, Soul Journaling can really help the ego go along with the Soul’s plan, so that we are not dragged along kicking and screaming, and we are walking with the grace of the Divine, consciously – which creates a lot less suffering.
TA: What are golden breadcrumbs?
ER: The “golden breadcrumbs” are those “Aha” moments; divine winks from the Universe where you know you are on your path, that you are currently living life in harmony with the purpose for which you incarnated on Earth. When we are feeling lost and think “I haven’t seen a breadcrumb in years” that’s a great time to Soul Journal and to ask Her how you can get back on your path, and what can you start doing to bring inspiration back into your life.
It’s easy for us to think that we came here to do something in particular, but we really came here to BE something in particular. The breadcrumbs don’t show up to motivate us to achieve something, they are there to help us become something. We could be achieving very little outwardly but be successfully completing our Soul’s mission in terms of actualizing our consciousness.
TA: Can you describe “Heart Knowing” and how it can help answer questions?
ER: We’re so programmed to go into our heads to make “good decisions.” But when the head is not connected to the Soul or the heart, it can lead us to a life that feels like something is off or missing. To get back on the path and feel connected to your true light, you can take time to breathe, come down into your body and your heart, and connect with how the decisions you’re making, feel in your body – to feel your decisions in your body. I know if a decision I am making is Soul or heart-based, because there will be a feeling of honest truth to it, and then an expansiveness.
TA: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about?
ER: My intention is to raise the vibration of the planet through this work. I would like to invite people to watch my free video, “Awakening from the Heart” (video posted below). We captured the process of “Soul Birthing” – connecting again with the Soul – on camera. People who watch this video start to have a Soul Birthing experience through witnessing it! People feel emotional because they are incarnating – consciously connecting to their Soul again – and it’s very much like a birth.
To see more films, visit my website at: https://www.elisaromeo.com/elisa-romeo-tv/soul-incarnation-film/
I have another book in the works, that I am writing with my husband Adam, about how to do Soul work as a couple. Adam is my twin flame, and we’ve had a lot of mystical experiences when we came together, such as past life memories. Meanwhile, we are doing online courses and training. We also plan to have an online mystery school. Stay tuned!