You Planned This Trip Yourself
by Laura Elliott

Accepting that abundance is a birth right is difficult. We are so conditioned in poverty consciousness and lack that it’s inconceivable that abundance could be our natural state of Being. This is something I have been struggling with, especially lately. With the financial situation that the world is in right now many are experiencing financial difficulties and it seems like an impossible situation to get yourself out of.

I am blessed that I am often made aware of my challenges through my strong connection with my Higher Self, Guides, and Angels. That does not make the challenge any easier per se, it only helps in regard to having the knowledge that I chose this for myself. Perspective is a powerful thing. When you can look at things from a different angle, it can help you deal with things that otherwise seem impossible and intolerable.

Perspective gives us the option to make a different choice about how we feel about something. We tend to feel like a victim of life and circumstances. We ask ourselves, “Why is this happening to me?”, as we sit crying and feeling like a victim instead of asking “Why is this happening to me….. and what do I need to learn about this situation so that I can move on from it and have a different experience. There is a huge difference between these two questions. With the first question and the way it is asked you are allowing yourself to be a victim. With the second you are taking your personal power back and asking what it is you wanted to experience and learn from this experience when you were choosing to have it.

Yes, I did indeed say when you were choosing to have it, because before you were born here you planned out the life that you wanted to experience. This is where you can gain perspective. Before you were incarnated on planet Earth you planned out the whole trip, just like you would plan a trip now to someplace you want to experience. When you are planning a trip all kinds of things sound like they will be fun and exciting, and anything you have not yet experienced may be something you want to try at least once. It is the same when your Soul is planning its trip here to Earth. It wants to try things and do things that it has not done before, but when we get here, we forget that we planned this trip we are on. That was a part of the deal in coming to Earth, we have to forget that we planned our trip, otherwise it would defeat the purpose of the trip and take away the opportunities we were giving ourselves.

One of the challenges we chose to give ourselves was to remember who we truly are in Spirit, to reconnect with our Higher Selves, and to recall that this is all an experience we chose for ourselves so that we can awaken to our full potential and move forward into Unity Consciousness and beyond. So, when we are able to awaken to what we have forgotten in coming here, we can obtain a different perspective on what everything around us means. We can look around us and realize that this is all an illusion, like existing in a video game where the parameters were set by us, and when it is over, we will return to our highest state of Beingness once again.

~ Laura Elliott is an intuitive clairvoyant and published author. She offers private consultations, classes, and coaching. Her aim is to help clients find clarity, strengthen their own inner guidance, and reach personal spiritual growth. She currently offers a 10 Week Metaphysical Course for one-on-one coaching with her and the Angels. You can find more information on beginning this course at Laura’s website You can also find Laura on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (messaging with angels), and Twitter (@MessagingAngels). Her book With Love, From Your Angels – Tools and Knowledge to Help You Transcend This Human Experience (Balboa Press) is now available from her website or in print and eBook directly from the publisher at or from