The Health & Happiness Guide to the Universal Laws: Interview with Bonnie Sax (Pt.1)
August 18, 2017
This month, I finished reading Bonnie Sax's amazing book, The Health and Happiness Guide to the Universal Laws: What You Most Want to Know. As soon as you open to the first page, it becomes clear that it will be one of those books. One of those books that positively changes your perception. One of those books that, in the least dramatic way possible, stays with you forever. It really helped cement the idea that there is so much more to what we see and that we are more powerful than human limitations would have us believe. I've always had an interest in ideas of consciousness and the Universe and I was set on that path by Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth, a book that my sister recommended to me. This led me to look into the Law of Attraction. But little did I know that there were so many more laws to discover - laws that Bonnie explains in such a clear, down-to-earth manner. As I finished the last page of The Health & Happiness Guide, I immediately got the idea that I should get in touch with Bonnie and ask her if she'd be happy for me to interview her. I thought it was great that there was a lot of buzz about the Law of Attraction, but that it was a shame not as much was known about just as - if not more important - laws. A few days later, I was on Skype to Bonnie in South Florida, talking all things the universe. Thank you to Bonnie, not just for giving her time to be interviewed, but for putting pen to paper in the first place.
The universal laws are actually the laws that we follow without even knowing. They are essentially the laws of the universe and they weren’t available to us to really understand until probably 5-10 years ago. Since then, there’s been more access to that information. The biggest compliment I get about my book is when somebody says “I read your book and I previously knew what they were, but I didn’t know what they were called” and I’m like “yes that’s it!”. All I’m doing is giving you the information that you already know and kind of bringing it to your consciousness, rather than telling you something you didn’t know. We all really know the laws.
Q. What are your favourite laws?
Divine Timing – not because it’s my favourite, but because it comes up a lot for me. So I’m learning to love it – kind of like a bad child! But when I listen back to the classes that I teach, I make myself laugh because I’ll say “So this week, we’re going to talk about my absolute favourite” and then the next week, I’ll say the same thing. So each one of them has a special place for me. But when we understand Divine Timing, we all get a chance to relax a bit and not feel like we have to push so hard. We learn to understand that everything happens exactly as it is supposed to. You’ll permanently feel like you’re on vacation if you know the law of Divine Timing.
Q. What made you want to write the book? What/who inspired you?
My story starts with the Akashic records. I have a friend who does medium work and three years ago - after just having qualified as a health coach - I helped her out with some things and in return, she gave me the gift of an akashic record reading. In that reading, I was told I was supposed to be reading the akashic records. After that reading, I went to learn about the akashic records, knew it was exactly for me and became a teacher to teach people how to read their records. When I was in my records, I kept getting the information that I was supposed to be writing a book and my question was “what am I writing a book about?"Then, the information came through about the universal laws. So I’d then go on the internet and realised that there wasn’t a lot of information on these laws.
What I think is so great about the book is that it acts as a reminder of things that we might otherwise forget. And you also write in a very ‘normal’ way. By that, I mean it’s not at all long-winded or something you need to spend an hour reading and then an hour trying to understand. It’s very down-to-earth.
That’s another compliment I get; people can pick it up, read it and understand it. One of the references I use is that it’s a primer – it’s not like the laws in the political or legal books. You read it and it makes sense.
Q. How did your training in health coaching and holistic wellness help with writing the book?
Well for several years before health coaching, my friends would tell me that I should become a life coach. And I wasn't interested in that. But when I became a health coach, I realised it was meant to be so that I could gain coaching skills. Also, being a coach put me into contact with people who gave me more information and moved me along my path. One of the things that I like to say is that we always want to be open to whatever comes up, so that we can just go along with it. When you sent me a message, I was like ‘of course’, because you wouldn’t have appeared in my mailbox if I weren’t supposed to talk to you.
Q. Did you always have an idea of the career you wanted to pursue?
I always knew that I wanted to help people. I’ve been married twenty-eight years and my husband has kept hearing me say “But I’m here to do something important!” and he would say “you are! You gave birth to two children, you’re raising these beautiful people, volunteering...”. When I read the book on how to read the Akashic records, I knew that that was it and that put me on the path for everything else that came after it. So I don’t call myself an akashic records reader anymore – although I access the records. It’s like hitting on the right road and knowing that you’ll eventually get to where you need to be; as opposed to being in the wrong city or country, I was on my path. A lot of people question whether they’re doing things the right way, but we just want confirmation and we want someone to voice it for us and say “yes, you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing.” That’s probably the most interesting thing about my job.
Q. What are your thoughts on destiny and things that are absolutely supposed to happen?
Everything happens exactly as it is supposed to. We plan everything beforehand on the other side. I love the analogy that on the other side, a whole bunch of beings are sitting around a table, writing a script. Kind of like writing a movie. And everybody has their own script being passed to them. There are opportunities for things to change – for example, you don’t read your lines exactly as it should and that ‘script change’ is your free will.So even though our destiny is written, we have the opportunity to metaphorically re-write some of it. But things always happen as they should (the law of Divine Timing).
Q. What would you say to sceptics?
That would be my husband. Actually he’s not a sceptic anymore! When I’m teaching, one of the first things I talk about is reincarnation. And somebody raises their hands and says ‘I don’t believe in reincarnation.’ And I say ‘that’s okay. I’m not asking you to believe in anything I say. Just be open to it.’ And that’s okay, because my understanding of the universe is not dependent on their understanding of the universe. I can stand completely by myself and say ‘whatever you think is totally cool, because that’s where you are, but I’m clear on where I’m standing and when you’re ready to come back, I’ll still be standing here.’ I don’t really get sceptics and those people wouldn’t really show up anyway. But I’m happy to talk about all of it with them.
- Look out for part 2 on the Akashic records -
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