Stepping Out in Faith

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Oct
14

 

I am moving to Maui for 6 months in January and at times I can hardly believe it. I find myself thinking, is this real? Can I trust my inner voice and have faith that this is a call from my soul and spirit?  Before I went to Maui in September, I said to my kids “It would be nice to live in Maui for half of the year.” It was kind of a daydream because at the time, it didn’t seem at all possible for that to happen. Apparently, Spirit heard my desire and Mother Maui is calling me back to live in Hawaii for half the year to teach, speak, coach and give workshops/retreats.  I trust that the right and perfect person will rent my condo while I am away and that I will be led to the right and perfect place to live in Maui – and I’m asking for a place to live for free. While this wasn’t “My Plan,” I truly believe it is the “Divine Plan” for my life. I love God’s Plan, so much better than my plan.

As I look back over the last 37 years and remember all the “stepping out in faith” miraculous stories I have experienced with God, it gives me the courage and strength I need to step out again and follow my heart. That doesn’t mean that I don’t feel afraid at times, because I do.  I have learned to face my fear and do it anyway. Isn’t that what faith is all about? It is a big leap of faith to trust the divine plan and move in another direction (even if it is to Paradise.)  It requires me to step into the unknown even though I don’t know HOW everything is going to unfold, I know the HOW is up to God.  Through prayer and meditation, I am learning to trust that everything is in divine perfect order and flowing with peace, ease and grace. While I was in Maui last month, several people I met said that moving to Maui will bring up all of your “stuff.”  Well, it is already happening, Spirit is shining it’s light into my heart and showing me areas that I need to change. I guess that is a good thing!

A call to faith is always a step into the unknown. Our conscious mind wants to figure out all the details, so that it knows what lies ahead and can have a road map, and our subconscious mind wants to keep us safe. So if we allow our mind to make all of our decisions, we may never move in the direction that our hearts and spirits want us to take. A call to faith is also a step towards a deeper level of service and will often require an immediate and radical shift in how we live our lives.

For many years, I looked outside of myself for my answers and needed the approval of others to tell me it was OK to live my life the way I wanted to. Learning to go within for my answers and to hear and trust God has been a lifelong process for me. It takes practice and the more I practice, the more I am divinely guided to the next adventure and chapter in my life. I no longer need to control everything and everyone around me in an effort to keep myself safe and know what lies ahead. Today, I am allowing God to lead and provide for all of my needs and as I step out in faith, I wait and watch the miracles unfold (and I learn patience.) What we expect, we get. I expect miracles in my life and I will get them. And so will you, if that is what you expect!

Today I am saying YES to myself, to life, to Spirit, to the Divine Plan and to live my life to the fullest, because one of the greatest gifts we can give to God and the world around us, is to live our life to the fullest.

Are you living your life to the fullest? Where is God calling you to step out in faith and follow your heart?  Take a small step in the direction of your dreams and watch how the universe will immediately support your decision and doors will open in a way that seems like magic.

AINE – Leap of Faith  (received in prayer)

Take a risk , and put your heart’s true desire into action. Don’t worry about making a wrong decision. Instead worry about making no decision at all. Then take time to pray, meditate, investigate, and make your decision. Once made, the universal energies will immediately support your decision, and doors will successfully open as if by magic. The magic, you see, is that you have set your mind to accomplish something. And this intention is what sets you on a magical journey. Trust that the universe will support you in all ways. Trust that your intention is clear and right for you. And then take a leap of faith and jump fully and squarely into the midst of putting your dreams into action. Don’t hesitate or delay a moment longer.

Goddess Guidance Cards – Doreen Virtue

 

P.S.  If you know anyone who is interested in renting my condo in Providence from January-June. please let me know.

3 Comments »

  1. Pat,
    You are the most beautiful example of faith in action that I know. What trust and faith you inspire in all of us who know you––personally or through your blog. Congratulations and God’s speed on your new venture.

    Comment by Nora Hall — October 19, 2011 @ 8:12 am

  2. PAT I’M HAPPY FOR YOU. YOU KNOW I NEED TO READ THIS BECAUSE I’M MOVING TO A TOWN HOUSE.I’VE BEEN IN MY HOME SINCE I WAS ALIITLE GIRL AND IT VERY HARD FOR ME TO LEAVE. YOU SEE IFEEL THAT MY LIFE IS UP SIDE DOWN I’M LOSING THE HOUSE. BY READING THIS I NEED TO TRUTH IN GOD. HE KNOW WHAT I NEED TO DO. EVERYDAY I ASKED WHAT IS MY LIFE PURPOSE. I WORK IN A BANK AND I HERE SO MUCH SADDNESS . WELL ANYWAY THANK YOU DONNA

    Comment by DONNA — October 19, 2011 @ 9:45 am

  3. Pat, I fully agree with Nora. I look forward to your newsletters. They always seem to be what I need to hear at the time. Thanks for all of your faith.

    Comment by Linda — October 19, 2011 @ 11:10 am

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