How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show

Live Empowered! With Intuitive Healer and Spiritual Guide Susan Burrell

June 24, 2021 Lauren G. Foster Season 3 Episode 89
How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show
Live Empowered! With Intuitive Healer and Spiritual Guide Susan Burrell
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How To Choose Happiness and Freedom Show
Live Empowered! With Intuitive Healer and Spiritual Guide Susan Burrell
Jun 24, 2021 Season 3 Episode 89
Lauren G. Foster

Amazing and fun episode where we learn from Susan how to claim your power to create your life! Drawing on the power of your connection to your source. 

Susan is the author of Live Your Empowered Life - A 30-Day Journey Book. And she has a thought provoking podcast called Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell that can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other popular platforms. Her guided meditations are accessible through the Insight Timer App.

Susan is a feisty Scorpio (was even born with the red hair to back it up!) who has navigated life by learning how to listen within to that Divine urge that keeps pointing her in the direction of her life’s purpose even when she can’t see the road. She is an intuitive healer and spiritual guide in the crossroads of life. With a Masters Degree in Consciousness, Susan has been counseling and supporting people in transforming from the inside out for over 25 years. Her methods are proven because she has lived this journey to empowerment.

www.susanburrell.com

Show Notes Transcript

Amazing and fun episode where we learn from Susan how to claim your power to create your life! Drawing on the power of your connection to your source. 

Susan is the author of Live Your Empowered Life - A 30-Day Journey Book. And she has a thought provoking podcast called Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell that can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other popular platforms. Her guided meditations are accessible through the Insight Timer App.

Susan is a feisty Scorpio (was even born with the red hair to back it up!) who has navigated life by learning how to listen within to that Divine urge that keeps pointing her in the direction of her life’s purpose even when she can’t see the road. She is an intuitive healer and spiritual guide in the crossroads of life. With a Masters Degree in Consciousness, Susan has been counseling and supporting people in transforming from the inside out for over 25 years. Her methods are proven because she has lived this journey to empowerment.

www.susanburrell.com

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Hello and welcome to today's episode of the How to Choose happiness and freedom Show. I'm your host Lauren foster happiness teacher and founder of be happy first and author of happy and free on purpose daily practices to live and love your life. Before I welcome today's guest I wanted to tell you a little bit about the awesome things that are going on right now at be happy first, you can check it all out at Lauren g foster.com. If you're watching this in June, now through midnight on July the first all book purchases whether it's a signed copy directly from me, and audible and Kindle version a paperback through Amazon, all purchases will be entered in a drawing to win a free prosperity pendant, you can see all about that and read about the magical stones that are included. This was custom designed exclusively for the be happy first tribe, and each and every one is handcrafted with love and magic. So you definitely want to be one of the first ones to have your very own copy of the book. So head over to Lauren g foster.com. and sign up for that and get that book in your hands and get happy and free on purpose. Now on to today's show. I am so thrilled and happy and honored to be talking with Susan Burrell today. I met her through the universe just bringing me guests that I wanted. And you know when you ask it is given. So we're gonna learn today from Susan how to live your empowered life. She's an intuitive healer and spiritual guide. She has a podcast called the empowering chats with Susan Burrell, and her website is Susan Brown, calm. Welcome, Susan. Thank you, Lauren. Wow, that was a big toot my horn. Whoo. Yeah, well, it was easy. I only spoke the truth. And Lacey come over to say hello to

Susan Burrell:

your dog's name is Lacey. Hi. Lucy, my dog's name is Macy.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Okay, so what you said about the universe bringing to us what we want, that's exactly how it works when you get out of your own way. Right? Yeah, that's exactly right. So tell us about you. We had a little bit of time to chat before. And I know you've been, you know, sharing meditations for many, many years and you've been in TV. So tell us who season is let us get to know you. Oh,

Susan Burrell:

I'm laughing because it this exact moment in time, I am doing a deep dive into who Susan is. And I tend to do this. I won't say it's cyclical. It's just like, oftentimes, something happens. There's a hard stop. And I hear very clearly sit down and take care of yourself. So that's that's what I've been doing. Um, but so so I've been a teaching spiritual principle and supporting others in learning how to develop their own spiritual path, if you will, and practice. And I've been doing that for over I figured this out the other day over 25 years. So, yeah, who knew? And and so consequently, because I teach

Unknown:

that I have

Susan Burrell:

a really high integrity meter that I gotta be, I gotta walk my talk. So that's consequently the hard stop. Have you know now who is Susan, you know, and I, and I actually think that that's important every well definitely every decade when you turn that decade corner, but every couple of years to re re assess yourself. And that's something I didn't do. When I was younger, I didn't know who I was in my teens and 20s and 30s. And it took an IT TOOK in my 50s filing for divorce after 28 years to really go Okay, so who am I? I thought I was always going Who am I you know, and I was studying with shamans and medicine women and you know, and meditating and, but I didn't know until everything fell away. Everything fell away all the all the physical stuff, you know, my marriage, my house, my blah, blah. But that was also the internal stuff had to go the which I'm working on again, the internal shaming, blaming myself resenting? So what I'm finding now currently Lauren and my new excavation, to really remind myself that I am a strong, empowered woman, is that everything I thought was out there, right? This is what I teach for 20 something years. It's if you think it's out there. It's Not you need to look inside yourself. Well, that was the hard stop for me. I was like, oh, wow, I am. So I'm like looking at all my controlling modalities and where where is the deep root of that looking at? resenting my ex husband and going, Oh, no, it's I'm resenting me looking at feeling abandoned. And going, Oh, no, I abandoned me at a very, very, very, very early age. So I'm looking at all that stuff and then going, and, and it's a gift. And it's also a, you have to be I, you don't have to do anything, what I'm choosing to do is try and be gentle with myself, because my body expresses the on addressed emotions. Right. So when I, when I was in divorce, I broke out in hives never had a hive in my life, I was full blown head to toe hives for a year, an entire year, I think I had two days off of hives during that year. And it was all this unexpressed rage, that I felt towards him towards life towards me towards. And so it just came out through my body. And I, when I work with clients, I have to be very cautious on that I'm now I'm speaking to the healers, in my listening,

Unknown:

I have to be cautious because

Susan Burrell:

I tend to process every process everything through my body. So I have to be aware, when I'm out in public, like going to the grocery store, and I come home, and I'm like,

Unknown:

Oh, what's that

Susan Burrell:

in my neck, you know, and then I have to like, go, okay, that, oh, that's not mine. It's what I call a drive by, you know, somebody walked by me and I just picked it up. So then you have to just, you have to just be mindful of all that. So that's kind of the circuitous, who's Susan Burrell, um, I

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

had said that there are so many amazing lessons already. And just this this schema moment, so, so listeners, this is what I want you to hear. Even if you've been a spiritual teacher for 25 years, that doesn't mean that you have it all figured out. You never get it wrong, and you never get it done. You're always evolving. So check back in with who you are. Yes, from time to time. And forgiveness is an ongoing practice, that you're forgiving other people, you're forgiving yourself. You're healing old wounds all the time. That's not something that is just one and done. check that off your list you do there ever, ever as you never done right. And I'm,

Susan Burrell:

I see, I have been investigating past lifetimes, too, because I totally believe in that. And I could find the root of the cause way back there. Not just way back when I was a child, but way back there, that our residual effects that I've brought into this lifetime. Why we do those things

Unknown:

I don't know is

Susan Burrell:

it's because we're supposed to resolve them possibly is it just because you didn't rinse off fully when you finished your shower kind of thing? And when you made the transition? So anyway,

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

yeah, I love that. Okay. And the third thing is that energy is real. And it the thought starts in your thoughts. It starts everybody else's thought that it manifests in the physical in your body and energy is forever, just like she said she might be carrying around energy from the beginning of time that came along into her body. So it's the really big and cool and important things. Yeah. Yeah, I

Susan Burrell:

totally agree with you, Lauren. It's a it's fascinating to me. Who, people that don't really understand this because I've been immersed in this probably all my adult life since I was about, I started my spiritual quest when I was about 17. You know, so this is like where I live and I ran into my neighbor across the street, who is an ER doctor and she was running and fell and shattered her shoulder and elbow and all this and, and after we talked for a while, being an intuitive healer, I was like, would would you be okay, if I did some energy work for you on your behalf? And she? It's like I said, Would you be incredible? And I'm watching her and I'm like, Oh my god, she really doesn't understand who I am and what I do.

Unknown:

And she's like, No, no,

Susan Burrell:

I'm okay. Okay, fine, fine. Fine. It's that I don't have to I was willing. So it's fascinating to me that people don't understand that with that we are energy that is that there's I mean, there's so many ancient healing modalities, like acupuncture. That access the energy, we're Ready and are the key, you know, at all. And when we become aware of that, you can feel those, that energy moving in your body. And that energy is always there to support us because I call that source energy. It's, it's from a higher place that we can never verbally explain. or understand actually, because it's so beyond the small human mind, and concepts that we've constructed, which is why oftentimes, people create, come up with experience, raising my hand disease, dis ease in their body, because they're not me, I'm working on right,

Unknown:

I'm God, I guess I'm telling you this,

Susan Burrell:

I currently am working at releasing 30 years of being diabetic, insulin dependent diabetic. And, and it's been a, it's a fascinating journey, because I really, I've always practiced that I, like you said earlier, whatever thought you have the you use that to create your reality, right? So and if you've been given belief systems that you didn't get to vote on, when you're a kid, you know, because you're, it's like, pre verbal, and you're like, Oh, I know, I don't want that. You get them. Because it's family of origin or it's teachers, when you start going to kindergarten, I had that going on. So then we just start piling on these beliefs in our brain, that then the actual funnel, the conduit of spirit, conduit of source, energy gets clogged, you know, just like in plumbing, right, you know, when your pipes get all clogged, and so it gets clogged. And, and then it's very challenging, unless you really are diligent about consciously transmuting not just evolving, but transmuting your beliefs, your energy system and your physical body. And then we have other bodies, we have mental and emotional bodies. And we have a theory of bodies that go beyond this touchy feely physical thing we're in and being consciously aware of transmuting clearing, purifying in a very aligned, right, aligned, holistic met met way. And, and I just want everybody to know, there is this amazing loving frequency that is constantly trying to get in right constantly trying to love and support us and and when you open up your consciousness and begin to clear your energy channels, you can feel that energy that frequency. And what happens is that frequency then will take care of you will clear you so so it's for me, Lauren, it's been moving from how do I manifest a parking space and a beautiful car, and a loving kind man, to how do I live in full alignment with this highest frequency of love, live as love, act from love, serve with love, just be love. And that's a more challenging thing than, you know, finding the divine right parking place,

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

right? But But you'd find that when you are living in that way, the parking lot the parking space shows up anyway. And so just the car and said as demand and so just the money, all the things so you just said in a different way, the whole theory and concept behind to be happy first. So thank you for reframing that in that beautiful way.

Susan Burrell:

You're You're welcome and and i would say what I've learned in my where I'm at now thing is because I had to start at the outer manifestation Oh, let me see that car. Let me and I even got to where I come to a stoplight and I just say green please. And it would change. You know what? I thought I was doing all that maybe I was I don't know. Right? But now I've gotten to where it's it is I really my intention for the last few years has to live has since I've got divorced, was to live from the inside out to really know who Susan is to love and respect myself more than I ever have in my life. And that's an ongoing process for me, having kind of tried to work it from the outside in you know a lot of people when they meditate, they think that they're opening up so the outside can come in. Here's the key. The outside isn't coming in outside what you think is outside is already in that frequency of love. That all you have to do is just realign and awaken within yourself. We Then your heart, that's where I work from. And, and recognize that it's already there all the things that we think we need, we lack, we don't have like, Oh, I have, you know, people all I just want peace of mind. Okay? Just, you got it you already are that, you know, I just want to be creative. Hello, then open up yourself to that because you already are that there's nothing we don't have already implanted and seated within us and it's just our conscious awareness that goes, Okay, I'm going to activate this new experience from within me not going out. Because then like you said, then you'll find that the right person shows up to do so you can be in partnership, or you can do the thing that you think you're going to do and or other pieces come in. But that's because you already recognize that you are that.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yep, you attract what you are, and you're a vibrational match to those things. Okay, so I want to go I want to I want to talk about how most of the world you and I get this because we study it, we teach it weird, you know, we're immersed in it, and we're continually transmuting ourselves in this way. But how do we take someone who feels as if life is happening to them? And implant the knowledge in them that they are the creator? Where do we how do we start them? How do we get them that belief that they can start from to begin going within? What what's the first thing they can do?

Susan Burrell:

Okay, so it sounds to me like you're, you're asking a question for other healers on how they are going to end coaches and counselors how they're going to work with a client?

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

No, actually, I want you to speak directly to my listeners and tell them how they can convince themselves that they are divine being way more than you asked for it. Oh, no,

Susan Burrell:

I see. All right. So here's here's the bottom line truth and it's just like, what my neighbor across the street who's a doctor who doesn't believe anything but medical training, right? That science, the facts, the and we've just gone through a year and a half of trying to find where the truth is, and it's become so convoluted because everybody's listening to outside sources. And my prayer this year was that people will listen, turn within and listen within. So if you're looking, if you're looking to learn how to transmute yourself, first, you have to be willing, you have to really be willing to do the investigation and the investigation sometimes for people feels very scary, you know, like, we all think we have these really ugly spots inside ourselves. And sometimes they become the really ugly thing that the medical community has to take care of. But and so we get afraid to to look inside you know, what is that what is that, um, but you have to you have to be willing to to change you have to be willing to dedicate yourself to some kind of spiritual practice. And that doesn't mean you have to sit, you know, on a cushion and own your yourself into bliss. Because we're not here, we're here to be blissful, but we're here to walk the we're here to be on the planet doing the work. And that means interacting, collaborating, connecting with each other, so that we can experience now I just so that we can experience that we are all one. There's only one source on this entire planet that fuels and runs and has oh so much fun creating through us by means of us so

Unknown:

so

Susan Burrell:

becoming willing, developing some sort of spiritual practice and that might be just going for a walk in nature. Lauren, you said you live in the in these beautiful mountains going, I'm a big tree hugger, go sit under a tree, you know, and just begin to commune with yourself. That's the beginning piece of transformation, I would recommend or suggest that most everybody has been on this kind of a path if they're listening to this. And so then I'm now I'm going to call everybody, I'm going to call you all because if you've been on this path, and you feel stuck, it is very important right now to investigate again within yourself where you feel stuck, where is the root cause of that stuck in that ness because when we Pull out that root cause and look at it and see that it's not the ugly bugaboo guy we thought it was, we can let it go, we can transform it, we can transmute it. And currently, humanity is facing a new potential, I no longer talk about possibilities, because we can walk right by a possibility, and it can bite us. And we don't even know it. I'm talking about potential reality and potential reality comes out of the quantum field. If you want to talk science, the quantum field, where there are multiple potentials constantly, each and every one of us has multiple potentials, of how we choose to live, what our life is going to be like. And then at any point, we can step into another potential. So this to me, loneliness is that whole Abraham Maslow pyramid where you start at the bottom, and you're in survival, and then you got to work your way up into loving yourself. And at the top is actualization, where you really live in that state of happiness, or peace or creative harmony, or whatever. But then there's another piece of that pyramid that we are now able to investigate and enter into, and that is an inverted triangle, an inverted pyramid, there's more potentials, besides just self actualizing, while you're here, in this body, there's multiple dimensions and multiple, so. So shifting slightly, just just one degree of your perception from what's my possibility, to what is my potential, there's, when you when you lean into that, at least for me, there is all a lot more empowerment there. And a lot more guidance there. But that also means that we can't figure it out, okay, me, I can't figure it out. I, every time I try and figure it out, I get knocked upside the head and have, then I go through my emotional reactions of being stubborn, and why not? And you can't make me do it. And I'm not gonna and and Don't tell me what to do you know that stuff? Yeah, that's me. I mean, I'm, I can't imagine I'm the only one doing that. But so so you have to be willing, and then you have to commit to some sort of spiritual connection within yourself. Daily. And I do a lot of journaling. I brought out all I bought a bunch of new journals and started journaling again this year, because I wasn't while I was meditating, it was there was something else that had to be come up that I needed to see. And the actual physical writing this for me, helped us uncover stuff that I was like, wow, okay, this time, I'm looking at that, wow, I

Unknown:

don't need that anymore. We'll just let that

Susan Burrell:

get it off my my screen in my mind. So,

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

right. Yeah, I'm a giant fan of journaling and of course of meditation. Now, and, and as I'm listening to you, I'm hearing the voices of different people going, but what about our or but this? So one of the one of these voices said, Well, I can't I tried to meditate, but my mind just won't shut up. What do you say to her?

Susan Burrell:

You don't need your mind to shut up. You don't need your mind to shut up. And there's amazing mindfulness apps out there meditation apps that you can utilize. Where if you just start by listening to guided meditations, you're halfway there. Because eventually you're because what you're doing is you're activating that heart wisdom, that intuitive that already knows all your answers and everything, you're just you just stuck up in this brain system that is run by the little egoic durable that runs around going, what am I doing? What am I doing? What am I doing. So when you drop into that heart system, even with guided meditation, you're eventually going to connect with that self within you that inner source energy within you. And then you'll find that, oh, I can just sit under a tree. And my mind just is calm. And you just and when your mind starts talking don't Well, as I do it, you can go down those rabbit holes of whatever the mind's telling you, you can run those stories of, you know, whatever your story is, and but eventually catch yourself enough that you go Okay, so that good I thought about that now I don't need to think about it right now. I'm gonna just reset back into whatever the love is that I am or the piece that I am or the joy that I am whatever you're currently wanting to do, but that so insight timer is an app that's been around About 10 years, I have tons of guided meditations on there. I, when the pandemic started, I started doing guided meditations on Facebook Live, I didn't even know how to do a Facebook Live. I mean, there's some of them where I'm sideways and backwards. But, um, so I've got lots all those meditations are there and they're specific, they're specific to whatever, you can find one that's specific to whatever is going on with you. And you can listen to that. And at, and, okay, so the meditation thing, the other piece about huh? So the other piece about meditation for people that were raised in a very

Unknown:

rigid religion

Susan Burrell:

is a belief that if I, if I quiet my mind, the devil's coming in, and I'm doing quotes here, everybody, because if you go back to my my premise that we are fundamentally always sourced by love, then there is no devil, it's the ego going neener neener neener to you, but there is no devil and and it's important that the mind gets calm enough doesn't have to be silent or still, but calm enough. So you can feel that energy of love in your body, like we talked about, you can feel the touch of the Divine within you, you can feel connection, and, and heart connection with other people. Because that is where we're at right now. And that's all those new potentials I was just mentioning is, is coming into collaboration from the heart, not the head, and not about what am I getting out of it? But how can I serve?

Unknown:

How can I

Susan Burrell:

serve you? How can I serve others and, and serving out of a font? A well, a deep well of love? And that, to me, that's the benefits of meditation. And I have client a Believe me, I have clients that wiggle and squirm and don't and say no, when, and they and they'd rather run affirmations, which, in some cases, to me, that's just putting a bandaid on, you know, just slap and post it on, like a band aid. And

Unknown:

unless

Susan Burrell:

you drop into your heart, with your affirmations or with anything, I think hopefully everybody's hearing that unless you drop into your heart. You're not living your empowered life, you're not going to be able to live your best life ever. Because they're as human beings and the ego were put up all these blocks, these blockades, you know, and and then we got to, you know, which is interesting when we put up these blockades because boy, does that keep us distracted? Right? Does that keep us busy? Oh, no, I can't possibly connect with myself because I got this huge mountain in front of me that I've got to chop down in order to get to that place where I can meditate.

Unknown:

That's just garbage.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yeah, it absolutely is. So you know, of course that lat last week show was about two weeks ago was Michelle blood and the magic of affirmation power. And so we're not just Just so you know, we're not saying that affirmations are gunk, but affirmations that come from just your brain that don't involve have a deep connection with really feeling the feelings of those affirmations? Did I die? rephrase that in? Absolutely they are. So in my book,

Susan Burrell:

live your empowered life, a 30 day journey. There's lots of affirmations I personally worked while I was going through divorce. And so I put them in there because I know they worked for me. And and my whole thing when I teach is to work the affirmation in the heart center. And so

Unknown:

sometimes you have to

Susan Burrell:

say it out loud where you're going for a walk. Sometimes you have to write it out several times until the body goes, Oh, yeah, this is what I needed. Because the mind again gets just so busy. But there's lots of teachers when when all of this stuff started a while ago, that just taught Oh, do do your affirmations and you'll be better. And so what happened is what we now know what happened for a lot of people is a spiritual bypass, instead of digging down deep to get those roots of, of old belief systems that those roots that initiated your pain, your discomfort your your unhappy Happiness, unless you dig down and pull those roots out, just saying affirmations isn't going to get you the man the car, the parking space.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Right? Okay, good stuff. So said, say the name of your book again, live your empowered life a 30 day journey. Okay, we will, I will figure out the link to that and put it in our show notes. So wherever you're watching or listening to this, if you look down, we'll provide links to everything to get in touch with Susan Burrell and have a look at her book and have a look at her podcast. Or you can go to insight timer, and I have a one or two meditations up there. And that one day, I aspire to be as prolific as you would meditate. On Lauren, it's already done. It's already done there, we get to see. But you can just search Susan Burrell and be able to look through all of the different meditations that she has on insight timer. All right. So we want you to live your empowered life, what is the what what other things would you like to add to our conversation today that to make sure that our listeners take away something amazing?

Susan Burrell:

Okay, so I so loving yourself first, right? The whole thing is about be happy first, right? learning how to love yourself. First, it becomes a lifelong journey. For many people, especially women, because we were not taught to take care of ourselves. First, we were taught, indoctrinated cultural realize for aeons to take care of other people. So then learning to love yourself can often feel very uncomfortable and daunting, because we don't have we don't have that many people that have modeled that for us. And if they if they do love themselves, women that do love themselves, they become such a huge, you know, entity that the everyday person goes, I can't, I could never be like that I could never be Oprah or Michelle Obama, or, you know, Eleanor Roosevelt. But learning to love yourself. First, to me is the key component to being happy first. And until you love yourself, enough. Again, because it's an ongoing thing until you love yourself enough, then the happiness gets its go, it goes back to those blockades. I mentioned the happiness gets blocked, the joy gets blocked. Focusing on being happy and joyful is important. But all of it stems from loving yourself first. That's my belief. My personal experience Actually, yes. And you're

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

absolutely right. But I would like you to expand a little bit more and talk about body image. And that do we're also Yeah, and and that's I mean, you take your body with you everywhere, right? And so we'll talk to us a little bit about that about how, you know, we're we're divine beings having a human experience, and how do we not be defined by our, our size and shape and what we look like in the outside parts of this physical Earth suit.

Susan Burrell:

More and this is cracking me up because this is exactly my body has expanded because of all sorts of things, right? And I'm past the ripe age of 50 something and and so, you know, I look in the mirror and I want to see my 20 something body. And I look in the mirror and I'm like, Whoa, I see my face. That's me. But this body like it's, it's and and again, women have such a challenge because of all the advertising that's aimed at the the housewife from the early 50s, who's the one that's going to go and buy things. And so now it's so insidious and subtle that young women are going and getting butt implants because they think they have to have because that's the current fad. I'm like, don't please don't. So being for me, this is my this my current journey. That's why I'm kind of giggling inside. Because for me, I'm currently in the place of forgiving myself forgiving my body for doing something different and looking different and I'm forgiving myself for I'm not an exercise junkie. Those I don't know how those people do it. And I have been on and off diets all my life and if I see another celery stick, I'm gonna shove it someplace. So, uh, you know, so it's, it's, it's because it's really again, it goes back to becoming comfortable with who you are. Loving who you are, and then the body you can love and when you and what I noticed is when I accept my body the way it is, I, I feel more attractive. I feel sexier, I feel more powerful. And I may be a size large now as opposed to a itty bitty one. Or three, that's what I was high school, college and well into my 30s. You know, so that's like a dramatic going from less than small to large. It's like, okay, so the thing I guess I want everybody to hear is you haven't done anything wrong, right? You haven't done anything wrong. It's, it's, for whatever reason, for many women, it's the course of the way the body changes. And yes, there are exercise things you can do. Yes, there are changes in how you eat, that there are important having a healthy lifestyle and drinking lots of water. I find when I drink all my water, my body is so much happier. And if I go through into the afternoon without having had my water, my body's like I am not moving. And so, uh, so having a healthy lifestyle is important but, but really start with the first premise of loving yourself first, and letting you're telling yourself I'm okay just the way I am. I am beautiful. Here's the affirmations. I am beautiful and perfect just the way I am and let yourself know you haven't done anything wrong.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

I haven't I love my body and my body loves me. Yeah, it's

Susan Burrell:

Yes. Well and then that then we could talk about the law of circulation because as you give you do receive so if you're giving out love to other people, but to yourself what you said I love my body and my body loves me. That's the circulation there. Hello,

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

sweet thing Romeo is making his his daily appearance on the show.

Susan Burrell:

Anyway, so when you circulate love, it comes back to you multiplied when you circulate anything, okay? If you circulate fear, it comes back to you multiplied. So circulating. self love, self respect, self acceptance, and self forgiveness. That's, at least what I'm discovering Lauren is that's a better diet or program for me. And my body and my body be getting, you know, my body calms down when I do those things, when I get angry with the fact that my body just bloated out again, that that only fuels the bloat, right? They don't because it's anger. It's so important to recognize the emotions that cycle through us on a moment by moment basis, because we're, we're human beings who experience emotions. And is it an emotion you want to anchor into the body is an emotion you want to anchor into your life? And you have to look at that. Right? Am I am I walking around being resentful? You know, because I'm right. And they're wrong. Well, what's that get new? It's not getting anything, except probably more bloating.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yeah, exactly. I know one of my favorite phrases, would you rather be happy? Or would you rather be right? And yeah, a lot of us would rather be right.

Susan Burrell:

Which is fascinating, isn't it? And to recognize, I mean, I had that I got that going on. Every once while I get in that twist? I'd rather be in control. Yeah, but that but it makes in my in my current spouse is so fabulous. Because so ask me the exact same thing. What does that get you? If you're, if you're being angry? What's it getting you? And I'm like, I don't know. I just won't be angry right now.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Awesome. What an amazing interview. Susan, thank you so much for being here. Oh, it's my pleasure Satish level who I didn't get to stay in touch with you. We're going to be we're going to be just like this. I'm going to go listen to your meditations and listen to your podcast. And life is good.

Susan Burrell:

What, like, life is good, and you have to work at it in order for it to be good. And you can't just lay around and eat bond bonds or chicken nuggets or something.

Lauren Gabrielle Foster:

Yeah, we'll expand on that and add on another show. Awesome. Thank you again and for everybody else that Susan burrell.com and you can learn about her book you can learn about her podcasts you can get to everything related to Susan from there, right. Right. Exactly. And be sure to go out and go and check out the all of the great free gifts that we have with the happy and free on purpose book launch. You can find that at Lauren g FOSS. dot com. And we're gonna get out of here. I'll see you next week. Say goodbye, citizens. Bye, everybody. Thanks for listening right? Until next week, remember that happiness is a choice. You can always choose to be happy first. I'll see you next week.