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Expectant Faith

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Oct
31

“Expectancy is confidently knowing that something good is unfolding and anticipating its arrival. God is my source. There is no lack in the kingdom and nothing is beyond the goodness of God. While others may speak of gloom and lack in the world, I expect the abundance of Spirit. With faith, I expect my good and claim it now.” Daily Word

As I thought about God calling me to move to Hawaii for 6 months, I realized that it has been a process that has been unfolding for over a year – maybe my whole life time. My intention over the next few months is to share with you a glimpse of my personal journey of stepping out in faith so that you can step out in faith, take a risk and take action to live your dreams.

I met Ellen (my earth angel) in June 2010 after speaking at her church in E. Greenwich, RI. She invited me to stay with her at her condo overlooking the ocean in Maui, Hawaii. I took her up on her offer and spent 2 weeks with her in November 2010. When I was leaving, she gave me a card that read “Keep the vision of coming back to Hawaii.”

A couple of months after meeting Ellen, I had an intuitive reading on the phone from a woman whom I had never met. She asked “Are you planning a trip soon?” I responded, “Yes, I am going to Hawaii in a couple of months.” She said, “Hawaii is going to be the nucleus of something really big and you will be moving.” That is all I remember about the reading, but it stayed close in my heart.

I spent the month of September at Ellen’s condo while she traveled with her family to Europe. While there, I had several speaking engagements and met incredibly powerful women who had been called to Maui to live. They said, “Mother Maui is calling you and needs your energy.” It is hard to describe the feminine energy in Maui that pervaded my whole being. I felt like I was in an altered state for most of my stay. It is this energy that is reawakening feminine balancing energy to the world and I am so grateful that God is calling me back to Maui.

Even before going to Maui, I knew something in my business had shifted, but I didn’t know what it was and it was scary. Deep within, I knew I was being prepared for something major to change in my life. I was learning not to push things, but to allow things to unfold naturally.

It was during my prayer while in Maui, I asked God, “What is the next chapter in my life?” Something shifted deep inside me and I started to think “Why can’t I come back here to teach, speak and coach?” What is stopping me from living my dream and moving to Maui? Nothing. For the next couple of weeks before returning home, I prayed and meditated and asked for signs that it was God calling me to Maui and not just my ego. I prayed daily with Goddess cards and each day I received powerful cards affirming that it was Mother Maui calling me back.

I came home and announced to my family and friends that I was moving to Maui in January for 6 months. Now that is stepping out in faith because I need to rent my condo for 6 months, find a place to live in Maui for free and find work. I immediately took action and started to advertise my condo to nearby colleges, hospitals and on Craigslist. God knows what I need and I am trusting that every detail is already done in the mind of God.

I am acting “as if” it has already happened. I am cleaning out my condo from top to bottom and making space for my new right and perfect tenant. I am letting go of the old and packing my personal things that mean so much to me (my angels.) I am praying for my new tenant that she/he will find peace and healing in my sacred space. It would be easier to do all this if I already had a tenant to rent my condo and a place to live in Maui, but that is not what faith is about to me.

I know I am following God and my heart’s desire because of the peace I have in my heart. Yes, I sometimes feel afraid, but I feel it and do it anyway. I feel like I am enveloped in God’s grace and love at this time in my life. I am grateful and stay focused on the positive. I feel the joy of returning to Mother Maui.

I just received this email as I finished this divine download:

“On this day of your life, dear friend, I believe God wants you to know that safety is not the thing you should look for in the future. Joy is what you should look for. Security and joy may not come in the same package. They can…but they also cannot.  There is no guarantee. If your primary concern is a guarantee of security, you may never experience the truest joys of life. This is not a suggestion that you become reckless, but it is an invitation to at least become daring.”

 

ARE YOU IN THE HALLWAY OF YOUR LIFE?

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Apr
27

Isn’t it easy to be grateful when everything is flowing and you are manifesting easily and effortlessly? I love when I am in the state of grace and trusting everything is in perfect and right order.  This is what I strive for every day, but unfortunately; it’s not always like that.

What happens when things are not going the way you want them to go?  They may not be happening fast enough, you are not making the money you need or there are problems with your children or family members. You may have lost your job or hate your job and living in dread every day. This is life school and we are always learning and growing, right? The challenges or opportunities we encounter cause us to grow, ask for help and deepen our faith in a Power greater than ourselves.

I teach about faith and being in the hallway where one door has closed and the other hasn’t opened yet. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being in the hallway. I may complain, kick, scream and try to get the door to open – to no avail.  I must surrender and accept “what is” if I want peace while I am waiting for the next door to open.   If I have asked for guidance and prayed to my higher power for help, I trust that everything is happening for a reason and I am exactly where I need to be.

It’s in the hallway that your faith muscles grow and get stronger. You cannot see what’s ahead and you have to trust what you cannot see and that’s scary sometimes.  Isn’t that what faith is all about? Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.

Although many doors have opened for me, there are doors that haven’t opened yet (and I don’t understand why because I am doing everything I know to do) and I am in the hallway.  My faith muscles are getting stronger as I surrender to “what is”, trust the process, let go of anger, trust God and make a conscious effort to be grateful for everything in my life exactly the way it is.

Whoever said the spiritual life would be easy?  It’s a constant letting go, surrendering , accepting “what is” and remembering that you are one with God and are loved unconditionally just the way you are. 

Are you in the hallway of your life?  Today, I invite you to be grateful for exactly where you are and to trust that everything is happening for a reason and all is well.

THE POWER OF DETACHMENT

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Apr
11

I recently had an experience with a family member that I had to practice what I preach. Unfortunately, I was into the “Blame Game.” I know better, right? 

I dug into my “spiritual tool box” and searched for the tool I needed to feel better and bring myself back to center. I clearly needed to practice DETACHMENT. How did I know I needed to detach? Easy, my mind was like a blender and I couldn’t stop thinking about what my family member said and did. It felt like I was about to explode and of course, I thought I was right! I took a walk to clear my head and breathe. I kept repeating to myself detach, detach, detach over and over again. I didn’t know what else to do to bring myself back to peace. It worked and relief came.

When I judge and make someone else wrong (and me right) I am in trouble because I am living in victim consciousness.When I am in victim consciousness, I’m not willing to take responsibility that my soul attracted this situation or person that I’m blaming and judging, so that I can heal limiting beliefs I have that are not true about who I am. Through God’s grace, I became willing to see the perfection in what I had attracted into my life and was willing to stop blaming and judging my family member.  Rather than coming from a place of anger, blame and judgment, I was able to come from a place of love. I was then able to forgive myself and my family member for what I had “perceived” as their wrong doing.

Detachment is a powerful tool that I practice when I get out of balance and lose my peace. I choose to love and not live in victim consciousness. It is a choice. What are you choosing today? Are you living in victim consciousness or are you coming from a place of love?   

 

7 MIRACULOUS TIPS WHEN FEAR GRIPS

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Mar
12

                                                   SEVEN MIRACULOUS TIPS WHEN FEAR GRIPS

 

1.     SLOW DOWN AND BREATHE- PLUG INTO THE POWER WITHIN  – MEDITATE,  PRAY, JOURNAL

 

  

2.     FEEL YOUR FEELINGS- NAME IT- TAME IT. DON’T JUDGE YOUR FEELINGS AS RIGHT OR WRONG

 

3.     IDENTIFY LIMITING BELIEFS: USE AFFIRMATIONS TO CHANGE YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS

 

 

4.     REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN THE PAST & WHO YOU ARE AS A CHILD OF GOD. ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT

 

5.     BE GRATEFUL-FOCUS ON THE GOOD RATHER THAN WHAT’S MISSING IN YOUR LIFE. WRITE A GRATITUDE LIST

 

 

6.     FORGIVE & LOVE YOURSELF, DON’T SHAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR FEARS, BE COMPASSIONATE WITH YOURSELF 

 

      7. SURRENDER:  LET GO OF CONTOL & LET GOD    

MY GOD IS LOVING AND GENTLE

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Feb
8

After thirty years in the city, I finally left Los Angeles in 2002 and moved to Palm Springs. I loved the energy of the desert and the quiet surrounding of the mountains that were was so peaceful and serene. It was a new life and the air was clean. The only highway to civilization ran through the middle of the basin and nothing but two-lane roads etched in the sand connected the patches of houses and newly developed communities throughout the valley. 

I kept my job and commuted back and forth for several months while I looked for work locally. My mustang convertible enjoyed the open road and it was my thinking time. I had my repertoire of music to get me through, some CDs to pump me up in the morning, others to chill me out on the way home. 

I had only been living in the desert a couple months when driving home one night I experienced my first sand storm. The wind had become very strong and I learned later that wind gusts of up to 50 miles an hour were reported that night. I got off the freeway at my turnoff and started on the two-mile stretch home. The wind grew fierce as I made my way into the desert. My visibility became less and less and I couldn’t see in front of me nor could I see the cars coming in the opposite direction. I was now only driving about 10 mph, too afraid to pull over for fear of being buried alive or hit from behind. I couldn’t tell if I was driving straight or if I was even still on the road. The wind was howling so loud I couldn’t hear anything else. The sand swirled all around me and I could feel it coming in through the windows and the creases in my top. I was shaking and began to cry. All I could do was keep moving. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore and screamed in a rage at the top of my lungs, “I could use some ——–help here!! 

All of a sudden, silence. The wind stopped and the road completely cleared in front of me. I could see all around me. It was like it never happened! Still shaking uncontrollably, I made my way home. I had just experienced my first sand storm. 

Though I didn’t grow up with this God, the God of my understanding is a loving and gentle God. One more time I was shown how loving and patient my God is. No matter how upset or impatient or even irreverent I may be, I am constantly being shown how much I am loved. No matter how afraid I may be, I will always be taken care of. The solution or answer may not come when I want it or when I think I need it, and it’s never in my time. But it’s always on time!

Now, any time I become consumed by fear or simply upset about a situation, I think of that night in the desert. I don’t believe it was a coincidence. I believe I was being told, one more time, that I am never really alone and I will always be taken care of no matter what. Everything is going to be ok. My only job is to trust, have faith and ask for what I need.  I have to ask myself, “why did I wait so long before I asked for help?”  Thank you God for loving me.

Cheryl Johnson, Radio Talk Show Host “From Maui With Aloha”

October 14,2010 HOW TO HAVE FAITH THAT YOU WILL BE OK WHEN YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER LOSES A JOB

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Jan
1

                                    Has your faith been rocked since losing your job?

Do you feel angry, scared, depressed, anxious, worried, lost, embarassed, worthless, out of control, hurt, despair, or like a failure?  You are not alone, these feelings are normal and to be expected.   Join Pat Hastings in this interactive workshop and learn how to survive job loss and turn it into a magnificent opportunity. Knowing you are not alone gives you the courage to move forward and get on with the rest of your life. It takes work, discipline, perseverance and faith in yourself and a Power greater than yourself.  

* Learn to navigate through all of your feelings and accept “what is.”

 * Discover how to tame the “Not Good Enough Voice” & use affirmations to keep a positive state of mind.

* Explore the hidden benefits that will help you attract an even better job.

* Learn to change unhealthy thought patterns and unlimiting beliefs that keep you stuck.

 WHERE:  Changing Lives,  1308 Atwood Ave.  Johnston, RI 

 WHEN:     October 14, 2010 7-9pm

 PRICE:     $15

 REGISTER:     401-490-1732

October 20, 2010 HOW TO HAVE FAITH THAT YOU WILL BE OK WHEN YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER LOSES A JOB

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Jan
1

                                      Has your faith been rocked since losing your job?

Do you feel angry, scared, depressed, anxious, worried, lost, embarassed, worthless, out of control, hurt, despair, or like a failure?  You are not alone, these feelings are normal and to be expected.   Join Pat Hastings in this interactive workshop and learn how to survive job loss and turn it into a magnificent opportunity. Knowing you are not alone gives you the courage to move forward and get on with the rest of your life. It takes work, discipline, perseverance and faith in yourself and a Power greater than yourself.  

* Learn to navigate through all of your feelings and accept “what is.”

 * Discover how to tame the “Not Good Enough Voice” & use affirmations to keep a positive state of mind.

* Explore the hidden benefits that will help you attract an even better job.

* Learn to change unhealthy thought patterns and unlimiting beliefs that keep you stuck.

 WHERE:   Dragonfly Gift and Book Store, 877 County Street, Somerset, Ma 

 WHEN:     October 20,  2010 7-9pm

 PRICE:     $15

 REGISTER:     508-689-4073

OCTOBER 28,2010 HOW TO HAVE FAITH THAT YOU WILL BE OK WHEN YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER LOSES THEIR JOB

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Jan
1

Has your faith been rocked since losing your job?

Do you feel angry, scared, depressed, anxious, worried, lost, embarassed, worthless, out of control, hurt, despair, or like a failure?  You are not alone, these feelings are normal and to be expected.   Join Pat Hastings in this interactive workshop and learn how to survive job loss and turn it into a magnificent opportunity. Knowing you are not alone gives you the courage to move forward and get on with the rest of your life. It takes work, discipline, perseverance and faith in yourself and a Power greater than yourself.  

* Learn to navigate through all of your feelings and accept “what is.”

 * Discover how to tame the “Not Good Enough Voice” & use affirmations to keep a positive state of mind.

* Explore the hidden benefits that will help you attract an even better job.

* Learn to change unhealthy thought patterns and unlimiting beliefs that keep you stuck.

 WHERE:   Healing Hearts Center of RI,  1542 Main Street, W.Warwick, RI 

 WHEN:     October 28,  2010 7-9pm

 PRICE:     $15

 REGISTER:   401-615-2423

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