It was a busy day for Spirit

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Oct
4

Before I left my house to meet Dee for coffee this morning, I heard Spirit say, “You need to give 3 books away and bring one for Dee today.”  I was meeting Dee for the first time and had no idea what her spirituality was. I reached out to support her after a friend sent me an email explaining that Dee was coming to Maui for a 13=week contract as a PTA and didn’t know anyone.

After the initial chatter and getting to know one another, she asked, “How did you get to Maui?” I shared how I followed my heart after I heard Spirit’s invitation to leave my home and family and move to Maui. She was very interested and said, “How do you hear Spirit and how long have you been doing this? I would like to learn how to do that.” I smiled and said, “I’ve been on the spiritual path for over 40 years and I listen and practice a lot.”

I was off and running because I love to share my story and inspire others to go within for their answers. I asked, “Do you have a daily spiritual practice?”  She said, “I pray every day to God, but don’t always know if it’s God voice.”

I shared my “blouse story” with her of how I stepped out in faith after I heard the small, still voice of God say, “BUY IT AND I WILL PROVIDE.” It was a difficult time in my life as my husband was out of work for a year and we had 4 children under the age of 10. We had just applied for welfare so money was very tight. I went to the local boutique to kill some time as I waited to pick up the kids from school. I was drawn to the sale rack in back of the store and found a blouse that I fell in love with. It was $10 and I had $10 in my pocket that was for milk and bread on the way home. As I reluctantly put the blouse back, I heard the small, still voice of God say, BUY It AND I WILL PROVIDE.” I stood there stunned and remember thinking, “is that you God?” Thankfully, I trusted the voice and bought the blouse.

I returned home after picking up the kids from school and not buying milk and bread. I grabbed the mail and found the white envelope with “PAT” written on it.  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened it and found a crisp ten-dollar bill and note that said, To Pat, From the son of a carpenter.” That was thirty-five years ago and I am still listening to the voice within and stepping out in faith.

Dee sat there stunned after I finished my story. She had God bumps from head to toe as I did. I am grateful that I listened to Spirit and brought a copy of my book, Simply A Woman of Faith to give to her.  She was thrilled when I handed her my  book and said, “I will read this for sure.”  It was exactly what she needed.

I had 2 more books to give away. Larry and I go to Fabiani’s for breakfast every Sunday and Dee is always our waitress. I was really surprised last week when she reached out and hugged me when we left.  For months, I have heard Spirit say, “I want you to give Dee your book.”

Today was the day to give Dee my book. I walked into the restaurant and when she came up to me, I said, “I have a gift for you” and handed her my book. She looked into my eyes and looked genuinely pleased. We embraced and hugged one another tightly.

I trust God’s timing is perfect and that I am always being led. I must pay attention when I hear the small, still voice of God and not be concerned with the results or even if they read the book when I give it away. What is important is that I listen and do what I am instructed to do.

I had one more book to give away and heard Spirit say to go to the library and donate my book, which I did. While I was there, I inquired about giving a presentation on “Awakening to Your Sacred Sexuality.” The plan is to give a talk in November at the library to promote our workshop on Maui January 5th & 6th.

It was a busy day for Spirit!  I am grateful that I listen to the Divine voice within and follow what it says to do. I never know where I will be led and I’m not attached to the outcome. I trust it will be for my highest and best good.  Life gets better and better and continues to surprise and delight me.

 

 

 

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