What people say about their time with Laurie:
“Laurie as a writer is able to weave the realistic sound of dialogue into the fabric of her writing to such an extent that you as a reader are drawn into the story as if you’ve lived that story along with the character. To be hugged by Laurie is to be hugged with utter acceptance and love. If one is able to elicit a smile or perhaps a laugh from Laurie, it’s a thing of beauty to see her face break into an impish grin.”
Laurie is a delightfully creative, never idle, ever evolving, caring woman with an uncompromising devotion to family. Her eyes and her smile reflect the light in her soul. I love to read what she writes. I love having her in my life.
It is Laurie who comes to mind in Shel Silverstein’s poem “Invitation”:
If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you are a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in! Come in!
Laurie’s mojo I feel so grateful to experience…
‘warmhearted, cheerful, respectful, honest, trustworthy, honorable, exceptional listening skills, non judgmental’
‘loving, compassionate energy’
‘a huge kind and caring heart’
‘mega inner strength’
‘a hard worker and passion to give her best’
‘one that steps up to graciously help others’
‘a wise and knowledgeable guide on my spiritual journey’
‘knows and lives grace’
I finally met Laurie after admiring her from afar for 27 years. She has counseled me many times and helped heal my heart. Peace radiates from her and envelops you. I immediately feel safe. Laurie is genuine and honest. I would trust her with anything. She has a large, loving heart and she truly cares about your well-being. If you ever get a chance to meet her…run, don’t walk. You will never be disappointed. Whenever I think of her, I smile.
From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, being in Laurie’s presence is a full-bodied experience! She emanates all the attributes of the Best Mother anyone could ever imagine. She truly is Love’s presence on Earth! Not only does she Light things up for you, she helps you to see your own Light.
Laurie is like having one’s dream manifest. Recipe: 1 cup of acuity, ½ cup genuine sweetness, ¾ cup compassion, 1 teaspoon of angelic help = a great divine cake of healing!
I’m so pleased to be able to tell you about my experience with Laurie Berry Clifford. The first time I saw her, I felt an instant sense of kinship and knew we were going to be close friends. Her warmth and kindness presents itself as a kind of glow and attractional aura which surrounds her being. I think the thing that stands out above all else for me is her inherent kindness and generosity. She is unlike anyone else I’ve ever met and has been a source of learning and inspiration for me. I have deep respect and trust for her and feel as though I’ve known her for a long time, although the actual length of time is relatively short.
“I met Laurie Berry Clifford in the summer of 2016. She came to me in the way of a Hypnosis 101 seminar. For two days, I was blessed to bask in the gentleness of her sweet voice as she guided the group within to a place of love and light. Since, I have read two of her books: Minnow Creek and Jordan’s Road. I found them both delightful and powerful. Laurie tackles subjects of life and growth and death with ease and grace, inviting the reader to examine their own experiences of beginnings and endings. It is an honor to call her Friend.”
The first time I met her, we shared a hug and it was one of the most meaningful, grounding hugs, filled with presence, that I have shared anywhere. I then sat down with a “wow!” feeling in my whole being. Yes, I believe Laurie has much wisdom to share.
This was my first retreat with Laurie and with women I did not know. There were 12 or 13 of us on the retreat….all women. The sharing was deep. By the second evening, the room’s energy was solid…as solid as the mountains surrounding us. We had developed a sisterhood of deep wisdom and deep respect for each other. I feel that each woman left the retreat space with a deeper commitment to self-discovery and personal healing. Laurie gave a safe container. She is an excellent retreat leader and a wise human being. Her love and generosity are palpable in a retreat setting. I want more.
Recently, I attended a retreat led by Laurie Berry Clifford. It was a wonderful experience! Laurie has such a sweet spirit that, exudes love and peace. We were led through steps to embrace and love ourselves through all stages of life. I came away feeling refreshed and spiritually renewed!
I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend retreat facilitated by Laurie Berry Clifford this summer. Her energy from beginning to end created a lovely container. The depth of work that individually and collectively occurred was impressive due to her loving, wise direction, which nurtured and supported everyone equally. It is clear that she holds an awareness and understanding of technique for elevating the spirit, but, her being shines through even the least of spaces. Do yourself and your heart a favor… treat yourself to a Laurie “retreat”!
I had never ever been to a women’s retreat.I was very nervous, not knowing what to expect. There are so many words to describe the feeling that I got being next to Laurie. Her energy is so strong, and she is so kind and soft spoken. I admire her so much. I learned a lot from her and also met some wonderful ladies I keep in touch with.