We had the good fortune of connecting with Julie Hudson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Julie, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from Holden, Maine. I had a strict religious upbringing in a small rural town. This set the stage for my spiritual path, although I didn’t stay in the religion. I left around age 30 after discovering through reading about other people’s near-death experiences that there was more to “God” and the “Afterlife” than I was taught! This transformation caused me to change completely! I dropped judgements, limiting beliefs, and hesitations to live fully. Eventually I found myself living from the heart, which I define by choosing love over fear in every decision I make! What follows is profound inner peace, joy, and gratitude. This is how I became a spiritual practitioner, published author, and singer-songwriter. Living from the heart increases my creative flow and therefore affects both my business and my clients in very positive ways!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Many years ago, I wanted to know what Unconditional Love was. I prayed for it. I recognized myself becoming someone I wasn’t liking in the mirror: bitter, confused, and judgmental. So when my own mother started sending me online accounts of Near-Death stories, I read them. Something inside me opened and blossomed. Thus began my journey into the depths of Metaphysics and Spirituality. I studied meditation, healing, & energy work with a seasoned teacher for 8 months in 2011. I have been a student of spirituality & metaphysics for over 12 years. I have expanded my studies to include past life regression, metaphysical psychology, non-dualism, self-inquiry, etc. I am a published author of ‘All Labels Aside’ on Amazon, which chronicles the combination of Autism with Spirituality. I also led a group meditation during an international meditation conference recently. I’ve been giving spiritual sessions for over 8 years. These sessions include interactive meditational sessions, past life regression sessions, and energetic healing sessions. I also have many years’ experience in clearing people, places, and things of negative energies. My mission is this: to help my clients take back their power and live up to their Divine Authentic Potential! There have been times when I’ve scrapped the idea of being a spiritual guide, but it always came back knocking on my door. It wasn’t until I fully said “YES!” that confidence in myself grew and I was able to nurture my business to where it is today. This taught me that if I’m meant to do something, it will keep coming back to me until I do it. I want the world to know that focus is everything. What we choose to focus on and believe is what will shape our reality. I choose love over fear. I choose positivity and gratitude. I choose inner peace and joy, while acknowledging any other type of emotion without resistance. Then I send it love! I’m excited to expand into doing more group retreats and public speaking / meditation gatherings! I’m also excited to publish my music on sound-sharing platforms this year and increase the number of heart-based interviews on my YouTube channel: Healing Soul Transformations!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First I would take them to some amazing hikes here in Sedona! Wilson Mountain, West Fork, and Fay Canyon! Then I would take them to Oak Creek for a nice cool swim in the water. We would ride the local hot air balloons and go on the Verde Valley Railroad train ride. I’d take them to Jerome, an old mining town, for a day trip. We would eat at Berry Divine for acai bowls, Local Juicery for the best organic juice in town, Mariposa for the best ambiance, views, and Latin dinner, ChocolaTree for hand-made chocolates, Interdependence Foods for the best local produce, Dellepiane for the best empanadas, and Bohemian Dreamer Art Gallery for the best art, crystals, tarot readings, and painting classes! We would also go to the free Ecstatic Dance, which is done weekly at the Cathedral Rock vortex (times vary depending on the season)! Finally, I would take them on private land to teach them how to feel energy, connect to the Earth, and serenade them with shamanic instruments before leading them on a beautiful meditative journey! We would finish our visit with trading original guitar songs and singing together! Laughter is mandatory!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The group of authors / teachers who have most impacted me are: Raymond Moody, Brian Weiss, Bernie Siegel, Michael Newton, Mooji, Ramana Maharshi, and Nisargadatta. From past-life, after-life, and in-between life, to the present moment and non-dualism, these have been just a few to scratch the surface and pull my awareness deeper into these paths of study. I have also come to the realization that books and teachings can only point to truth, which I find in the loving silence of the heart. Thank you, dear ones!
Other: Articles: https://divineawareness8.medium.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/All-Labels-Aside-Journey-Self-Discovery-ebook/dp/B07N55QB7V/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=all+labels+aside&qid=1569448732&sr=8-1 Emotional Healing Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2SnYGz359XJBHH1d1to71A Art Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKvXTr7uP-Qhb3OL_Ux8D8A
All photos taken by Julie Hudson (myself).