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I had the Surprise of my Life

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Oct
10

I love surprises, but it’s not easy to surprise me because I’m intuitive and pick up on things easily.  With that said, I want to share the biggest “surprise birthday gift” I received this week.

I was really looking forward to celebrating my birthday with Larry at our favorite restaurant, Sea House, in Lahaina. That morning, in prayer, I asked to be open to surprises. God answered that prayer BIG TIME.

We planned on leaving the house at 11 a.m. since the restaurant was an hour away.  A couple of hours before leaving, Larry came to me and said, “I just got a phone call from, Sue, and she needs a ride home from the airport.  Her plane arrives at 11 a.m.  Her ride just cancelled, do you mind if we go to the airport first, pick her up, drive her home and then we can go to the restaurant?”

Although I wasn’t crazy about the idea, I knew it was important to Larry and he really wanted to help his friend out who was quite stressed about not having a ride home. I said, “Sure, we can do that.” I am so grateful I listened to my heart and was willing to change our plans to help someone else out.

When we pulled into the airport terminal, I was looking for Sue.  When Larry pulled over to the curb, I said, “What are you doing? I don’t see Sue here.”

The next thing I knew there was a man that I didn’t recognize coming up to the door of our car. I said, “Who is this man and what is he doing here?” The next thing I knew he was opening the car door. When he took off his hat and sunglasses, I saw that it was my son, Timmy, who is from Boise Idaho.  

I was in complete shock and couldn’t move or talk at first. I couldn’t believe my eyes that my son was standing in front of me wishing me a happy birthday. I can’t remember what I said other than OMG and then the tears flowed. Larry said he has never seen me like this. It was the best surprise birthday present ever.

As we were pulling away from the terminal, I noticed 3 women sitting on benches that had witnessed the surprise visit and they had BIG smiles on their faces. What a touching moment for all of us.

Tim called Larry a few weeks ago to tell him he was coming to surprise me for my birthday.  Larry did a great job of keeping it a secret and coming up with the idea about his friend, Sue, needing a ride.

What a joy it has been having him stay with us for a few days. We snorkeled and kayaked and relaxed together. I knew Tim loved me, but actions speak louder than words. He was so attentive and kind to his “mamma.”

As the wave was breaking and we came out of the ocean from kayaking, he stood in front of me to protect me from getting hit.  He always offered me his arm wherever we walked. I felt so cared for and loved.

We don’t have air conditioning and it has been very hot here on Maui this summer. Tim and I went to Home Depot and he bought us a portable air-conditioner and then installed it the next day. He said, “It is an early Christmas present.”

I feel so loved, blessed and grateful. Thank you family and friends for the surprises; flowers, cards, calls, gifts and lunches. God is so good!

Larry’s reaction when I shared I have feelings for you

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Sep
30

When I shared with Larry 5 years ago “I have feelings for you” after 2 years of being best friends, he was very surprised and answered, “Let’s see what happens.” Not exactly what I wanted to hear!

To be fair to him, I had made it very clear that I wasn’t interested in a romantic relationship and he accepted that. We often joked with one another and said, “We don’t want to mess up our relationship by going to the next level.”

It took about a week for us to go to the next level! We had already built the foundation of trust so it was easy to move forward. We have a lot in common and are compatible and we are very different in some areas. I guess that’s what makes it interesting, fun and sometimes challenging.

For example: I’m very expressive and get excited easily when a new opportunity comes or something good happens. I’m out there shouting from the roof tops to whomever will listen. Larry, on the other hand, is kind of laid back with an attitude of “Let’s see what happens.”

I know this about him and have accepted our differences. There is no right or wrong way, it’s just the way we have learned to process things. It’s not that he’s not excited and happy for me, because he’s very supportive of whatever I want to do in my life.

I asked Larry about where his “Let’s see what happens” attitude comes from. He said, “I guess I’m conservative and “Let’s see what happens” makes sense to me. I don’t count my chickens before they hatch and it protects me from disappointment.”

Here is what happened this week and how we worked through it.

I shared in last week’s blog that I had been on “Divine Pause” for the last 9 months. I prayed, waited, trusted, and surrendered my life to God. I trusted I would be guided and doors would open at the perfect and right time. 

I also shared I was invited by Amrita Grace (Co-founder and director) to teach at the Divine Feminine Mystery School in November about Codependency-a subject that I am passionate about. She is recommending me as the Spiritual, Sexual Life Coach for the women if they want coaching while going through the program.

I’m over the top excited and said, “YES” when Amrita invited me to be on the staff at the school. I am honored and humbled for this opportunity to share my gifts and my own healing with the women going through the certification program.

Of course, I shared it with Larry when Amrita invited me to be on staff at the school. Larry responded calmly with “Let’s see what happens.” I felt disappointed because this is not what I wanted to hear. Instead of walking off in a huff and being angry with him, I simply asked him, “Could you please put aside for a moment your “Let’s see what happens” attitude and congratulate me and be happy for me?”

He quickly responded with a big smile, hug and congratulations. We both laughed and I felt heard and valued. I am learning to ask for what I want and need. I don’t always get it, but sometimes I do.

The Divine Pause

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Sep
30

Is there such a thing as a “DIVINE PAUSE” button or have I made it up? Either way, it feels like it’s been God’s plan for me to be on DIVINE PAUSE for the last 8 months. The dictionary says pause means to “Interrupt action or speech briefly and a temporary stop or rest.”

If I believe my life is on “DIVINE PAUSE,” then I must trust everything is perfect and for my highest good. PAUSES are powerful, even though I may not like them and they feel like nothing is happening. I’ve asked God to run the show and get me out of the driver’s seat.  Each morning, I connect with the divine Power within and turn my life and my will over to God. It’s called surrender.

As I reflect on the last 8 months after completing the Sacred Awakening & Healing 6- month training program and becoming a Licensed and Certified Spiritual Sexual Educator, I’ve asked myself, “What happened? Where did my passion go?”  I was all ready to go and Spirit pushed, “PAUSE.” This is not what I wanted to hear and I struggled accepting it at first.

Instead of beating up on myself, thinking what’s wrong with me and feeling guilty that I didn’t know if I wanted to continue as a Spiritual Sexual Educator, I chose to TRUST MYSELF AND THE DIVINE PLAN and wait for guidance and direction.  

I had to give myself permission to slow down and PAUSE, instead of staying busy and trying to make things happen. I pushed myself most of my life and my body was done with pushing. I had to go within through prayer and meditation and listen to my soul and what it wanted next.

 My body was speaking and needed to rest and integrate all of the profound, deep healing that I experienced throughout the program.

When we are on DIVINE PAUSE, we may feel bored, unfulfilled, impatient, guilty, angry, frustrated and like we are not serving higher power and using our gifts. I struggled with this and wanted to push the PLAY button again and use my gifts for the highest good. It didn’t work!

I’m grateful that with the grace of God, I listened to my soul and rested and PAUSED. I became peaceful and surrendered, knowing God is in control and when the time was right, the PLAY button would be pushed again. During the DIVINE PAUSE, I went within to discover what I really wanted to do.

It is my joy and I LOVE working with women to help them love themselves and heal patterns of codependency. I’ve healed myself and know how to help women heal and recover. It is an honor and privilege to walk the sacred path of healing and transformation with women. Please contact me for a complimentary coaching session (on the phone) if you need help moving forward in your life.

Although I haven’t facilitated any Awakening and Healing workshops, I LOVE supporting the women in the sacred awakening community that I have been intimately involved with this past year.

I spoke with Amrita, the co-founder of the Sacred Awakening and Healing Mystery school and she’s invited me to teach a video class on codependency at the next certification training in November. Here is the link if you would like to check it out.

Not only will I be teaching a class at the training, Amrita is recommending me as a spiritual life coach for the women going through the program. Going through the program is intense and a deep dive into yourself. It will bring up issues and beliefs that no longer serve us.

It feels like the DIVINE PAUSE is now on DIVINE PLAY. I’m ready and willing to do your will, be the woman you created me to be and use my gifts for the greatest good of all.

I attract everything into my life for my highest good

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Sep
30

I believe I attract everything and every experience into my life for my highest good. It may be to help me remember the truth of who I am (there is no separation and we are all ONE and connected) or to release an old belief that no longer serves me, but hurts me and keeps me “stuck in the muck.”

Whenever I follow my heart, whether that be moving 6000 miles away from my friends and family or getting a divorce after 30 years of marriage, there is a good possibility I may be judged and will disappoint a loved one. It may not be something big like moving, it may be saying no or setting a boundary. Our loved ones may experience feelings of hurt, anger, resentment or even abandonment.

If I want to be happy, peaceful, live the life of my dreams and most importantly do God’s will, I must be willing to deal with others’ disappointments and possible disapproval. It takes a great deal of courage and strength to follow your heart, knowing it may disappoint and anger loved ones, consciously or unconsciously.

I have personally experienced withdrawal, avoidance and being ignored by others. This is painful when a loved one withdraws, and I don’t know why they are withdrawing or ignoring me (and they won’t tell me why). They may have buried their feelings of hurt, anger or abandonment and it may come out sideways. Until they are ready to share their pain and release it, there is not much I can do, but to send love.

Many years ago, when my son and family moved to Florida and I wouldn’t see them often, especially holidays, I had to give myself permission to feel the disappointment, sadness and anger.  I remember standing at the edge of the ocean, screaming and getting my anger out.

 At first, I judged my feelings and felt guilty that I was angry.  After all, they were doing what was right for them, even though I wasn’t happy with it. Once I was able to identify my feelings and give myself permission to feel, my peace returned and I was able to send them love and even be happy for them.

For many years, when I was ignored, forgotten or a loved one withdrew from me and didn’t give me the attention I craved, I automatically thought I DID SOMETHING WRONG and it was my fault.  There was always a story I made up in my mind as I tried to figure out what I did to hurt them. I often found out that it had nothing to do with me and I was taking it personally. Can you relate?

I lost my peace and power this week when an old belief that no longer served me reared its head. I spent a lot of time by myself in prayer and meditation, as well as writing and exploring where the belief came from. The old belief originated as a child when I felt responsible for my mother and her alcoholism. I unconsciously felt guilty and wrong that I couldn’t fix her or make her better. The search for love from outside of ourselves is a sign of arrested emotional development. We strive to be the best in order to be noticed and found worthy of attention and love.

Intellectually, I know that I’m not responsible for others’ feelings or behaviors. What they do or don’t do is their business, not mine. It is another story emotionally when I’ve been hurt or ignored, like I was this week. I had the opportunity to work through it and release the old belief of feeling responsible for others’ feelings and behaviors.

The first step of healing is to become aware of what’s going on within. Guilt is usually an indicator for me that I’m taking responsibility for another’s behaviors and feelings. The belief is REVEALED to be HEALED and RELEASED because it no longer serves me.

The truth is I am responsible for myself; my behaviors, feelings, attitudes and actions. I cannot control or change another person, no matter how much I love them.

What is important is that I keep my side of the street clean. If I’ve hurt someone unintentionally, I make amends, as well as let go of judgement, blame, resentment and anger. I choose love, I send love and surrender to a Power greater than myself.  I will continue to follow my heart and do God’s will.

I looked outside for love

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Aug
29

Can you imagine the surprise of receiving a message on Facebook from my friend, Sharon, whom I graduated high school with 55 years ago?  I haven’t seen or heard from her in all these years. OMG where does the time go?

Of course, memories of high school days danced through my head. I graduated from a class of 800 students and I was the captain of the cheerleaders, queen of the prom, president of my sorority and voted MOST POPULAR. I worked “very hard” at being POPULAR and it was exhausting!

I know today that I looked OUTSIDE to be validated, noticed, praised and loved. I had no idea how to love myself or that I “should” love myself. I beat up on myself and never felt good enough, no matter how many degrees I received. There was a HUGE hole inside of me that only God could fill. I tried to fill that hole by staying busy, rushing, working and being a people pleaser.  On the outside, I looked great, but my outside didn’t match my inside. Can you relate?

Here is what my friend from high school wrote:

“I wanted to share how connected I feel to you. I too am a woman of faith and God has taken us on a similar journey. Although I didn’t grow up in an alcoholic home, I married an alcoholic, who is now recovering and my daughter is an Addiction Therapist.

My faith was nonexistent until I found Alanon and learned to surrender. Once having taken that leap of faith, I too received many blessings. What I wanted to share with you is that I had become very complacent in my faith. I read your inspiring book and it put the fire under me again, so thank you. I will be going to our 55th high school reunion in October. I will be bringing 3 copies of your book to share with some of my closest friends. I know from your postings that you have found your soul mate and are living your dream. I am living my dream too and I thank you for reminding me of how awesome God is.”

As you can imagine, I was thrilled and grateful to receive her message and that she is bringing 3 of my books to the reunion.  Holy Moly!  I’m also grateful that I had the courage to say YES to God, face my fears and have my book published 10 years ago.

 When I was in the middle of writing my book (that took 7 years to write), I had a dream. I went to bed hysterical crying and said to God, “I can’t write this book, no one will read it, I’m wasting my time, you have chosen the wrong person.”  I was riddled with FEAR.  Thank you, God, for not giving up on me, like I had given up on myself.  

Here is my dream:

I was climbing up a staircase. When I got to the top of the stairs, there was a STAR. As I reached out to touch the STAR, I became the STAR. I received an affirmation, “I am a STAR that shines brightly to lead others to the God within.”

It truly is my passion and purpose to shine brightly to inspire others to know their Source as the divine presence of God within. I share my story every week, not for validation or to be admired or praised. I share my journey to encourage you so that you know you are not alone and that you can live your dream, as I am doing today.

My friends, I encourage you to face your fears, listen to the small, still voice of God and remember Spirit will never lead to something without equipping you for the task.” I am here to help you and show you how to live your dream.

How did I get here?

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Aug
25

Have you ever asked yourself, “How did I get here?” I know I have, all the time! I said this to my son, Tim, a few years ago and he said, “Mom, you have been talking about living on the water for as long as I can remember.” It was my dream to live on the water and I didn’t care if it was a pond, a lake, a puddle or the ocean!

I am blissful, peaceful and grateful when I sit outside every morning looking at the ocean, smelling the flowers, listening to the birds or watching the beautiful sunset every night. Dreams do come true and often much bigger than you expected. Dream BIG. I not only attracted living in a home overlooking the ocean, but I attracted a loving husband who respects, loves and cherishes me. How blessed I am.

My “spiritual practice” and awakening journey with Spirit for the past 45 years is extremely important to me.  It has brought me to where and who I am today. I don’t do everything perfectly (I practice), and not in any special order, but I SHOW UP daily and allow Spirit to guide me, as I trust the day to unfold with peace, ease and grace. It has not always been easy as I have had to work through and heal many layers of sexual, emotional abuse and parental addiction. It has taken years to transform and heal and I am grateful I didn’t give up.

I would like to share these spiritual practices with you. If you are struggling in any area of your life, I invite you to incorporate any or all of what works for me.

I pray, meditate and journal daily

I let go and let God

I am assertive and ask for what I want

I set my intentions for the day

I choose love

I practice an attitude of gratitude

I allow myself to feel my feelings and express them when I want to

I let go of negativity and focus on the positive

I set boundaries and say no when needed

I listen to my intuition and follow its guidance

I detach when necessary

I ask for help when I need it

I speak my truth, even when it’s difficult

I see everything as opportunities- rather than problems

I eliminate “shoulds” from my life

I embrace and welcome change-rather than fear it

I trust and surrender to “what is”

I forgive myself and others

I love and appreciate myself

I ALLOW things to come to me, rather than make things happen

I live in the NOW moment, as tomorrow is not promised and the future is not here yet

I let go of victim, poor me mentality

I choose love, happiness and joy

I open to infinite possibilities

I take responsibility for my actions-rather than blaming someone else

I look for opportunities to serve

I believe everything happens for a reason and there is a purpose for everything

That is quite a list and I encourage you to choose what works for you. We are all connected and are ONE. I don’t do it perfectly and I forget the truth of who I am sometimes. When I get out of alignment (and I do), Spirit always brings me back home, to where I am meant to be.

It is my desire to live my life to the fullest and BE the woman God created me to be, using my gifts for the good of all. I choose to be a vessel of love, have fun, play and enjoy my life. We are not promised tomorrow, all we have is NOW and it’s never too late to begin. You are worth it and you deserve peace and love in your life.

I would be happy to help and assist you go deeper so you can live the life you deserve.

Divine Intervention

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Aug
25

Every week my prayer is that Spirit give me something inspirational to write about for my blog. Sometimes, it’s at the last minute when I get a message, but I have learned to wait because something always comes. God’s timing is perfect!  God is faithful since I’ve been writing these weekly blogs for the last 10 years. I’m grateful and humbled that I’m the instrument He chooses to write through.

If it wasn’t for you reading the blogs and responding and sharing your experiences, I wouldn’t write. Thank you for encouraging me to keep sharing my love story and how God continues to “show up” to love, provide, guide and protect.  You are not alone; we are all on this journey together and it is my joy and delight to share my sacred, personal experiences of God with you.

While I was taking my walk at sunset on the beach last night, I spotted an open house sign, as I walked past the house overlooking the ocean. I was curious and decided to take a quick look. I was honest and direct with the real estate agent, Lori. I wasn’t interested in buying the 12-million-dollar home, I just wanted to see what it looked like inside.

Lori and I started talking, which is not uncommon to do living on Maui. After the initial questions, “How long have you been living here, how did you get here, do you like it?” I shared our “love story” and how Larry and I met and are now married. She listened intently and I sensed that what I was saying resonated with her on a deep level.  I shared about being single for 15 years after a 30-year marriage and how I learned to love myself during that time. 

She shared her story, which had some similarities on how she came to Maui with her soulmate. She asked about my children and grandchildren ranging from 2 years old to 28 years old. I told her about my daughter, Mary, adopting my grandson, Herbie, and that he was in foster care before she adopted him.

She opened up and said, “I was in foster care and it was very painful being taken out of the house.” She started to cry, and said, “I never cry here.” I hugged her and assured her it was o.k. to cry for the pain still inside.

She shared, “I’m writing a book about my experiences in foster care and it’s called ‘Breath of Love.” It’s about overcoming fear and living in abundance. Of course, that brought the conversation to an even deeper level.  I said, “I wrote a book called, “Simply a Woman of Faith” and it took me 7 years to write it because I was filled with fear and didn’t believe in myself. I shared a scripture with her: “Fear is useless, what is needed is TRUST.” I’m so grateful that I had the grace to face my fears and follow my heart to have my book published. I would not be living my dream and living on Maui in a beautiful home with my beloved.

I asked Lori, “What is keeping you from finishing your book?” She said, “I don’t know because most of it is already written.” I offered to help and support her because I know how important it is to be accountable to move through the levels of fear.

As we hugged and said goodbye to one another, she looked at me and said, “I have been here since 1:00 pm and there hasn’t been 1 person come to the open house. I was getting ready to close up when I heard God say, “Wait, don’t leave yet, someone is coming.” We both knew that someone was ME and it was a Divine Appointment.

I know the story isn’t over yet and Lori and I are meeting this week so I can give her a signed copy of “Simply a Woman of Faith.” I love how we are all connected.

I am always guided

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Aug
25

I’m so grateful how I’m always guided, protected and provided for and, often before I even know I need something.  It can be something small or big like moving 6,000 miles to Maui almost 8 years ago. Spirit is always communicating with us when we are awake and paying attention.

Here is what happened this week. I planned a mini vacation to a neighboring island called Lanai.  I met Melissa on the ferry a few months ago and she invited me to stay with her in her cottage.  The day before leaving, my eye glass chain holder for around my neck broke.  My day was full and I didn’t have time to go into town to buy a new one.

I decided to go to Rainbow Attic, my favorite consignment store close by to see if they had something to hold my glasses. I had seen eye glass holders there before, so I knew exactly where to look. I searched and searched the bin, but to no avail.

I kept asking God to provide and lead me to eye glass holders because I didn’t want to lose my glasses when I went away.  I was about to leave the store as I walked past a jewelry case. There were at least 20 necklaces hanging from the rack. I literally grabbed a necklace and couldn’t believe my eyes.  It was exactly what I was looking for. My glasses fit beautifully in the holder. Not only was the price right, but the color matched my Maui Jim sunglasses.  God is good!

Melissa and I had a great time exploring the island, snorkeling, shopping and eating out. I noticed the woman’s shirt who was sitting at a table across from us at the café. It said, HONEY in big letters. My mother’s name was HONEY and after she died 50 years ago, the song HONEY was released by Bobby Goldsboro. I have heard the song many times over the years when I’ve needed to feel my mom’s presence.  I smiled as I felt my mother’s presence and wondered if she had a message for me?

The next day I received a text from Melissa expressing her gratitude for our visit. She wrote, “Thank you for your time and special love. I feel a warmth from you, that, honestly, is rare.” I thanked her for the text and forgot about it until the following day.

I was in the bathroom when a light bulb went off in my head. It felt like my mother was trying to communicate the truth with me. When I was growing up, and my mother was drinking, she would often say, “You are COLD, just like your father.” It’s obvious my parents’ relationship was struggling.

I didn’t really understand what being COLD meant, but it didn’t feel good and I hated when she said it to me. I never saw myself as COLD, but I’m sure at some level, it was buried in my subconscious.  

Here 50 years later, God uses Melissa to speak to me to tell me the truth. I am loving and WARM and have always been.

I know today, it was my mother’s alcoholism and personal problems that made her say things that weren’t true and were hurtful.  It had nothing to do with me.

Thank you Spirit for the truth of who I am and have always been and thank you mom for communicating with me and being there for me when I’ve needed you the most.

What would you like the POWER to do?

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Jul
27

I arrived home safely from my 2- week vacation with family. I love going away and I love coming home because there is no place like home. There were 18 red roses waiting for me when I walked into the house from my beloved. I think he missed me, as I missed his loving presence and love.

As I walked through the airport on my way home, I thought about the thousands of travelers who travel daily and get on planes. They ultimately feel safe and put their trust in the pilot to get them to their prospective destinations.

I then thought, “Do we trust a HIGHER POWER to take care of us and protect us as much as we trust a pilot to get us to where we want to go in life or do we obsess or worry and live in fear?

As I was sitting and waiting for the plane to board, right in front of me was a flashing ad with several sayings on the TV for Bank of America. The first ad said, “What would you like the POWER to do?”  Of course, they weren’t referring to a HIGHER POWER or God or Source.

I asked myself, “What would I like the POWER to do?” I encourage you to ask, “What would you like the POWER to do?”  If we don’t know what we want the POWER to do, we won’t ask and we won’t receive. We may be feeling frustrated with where we are in life, confused, stuck or unfulfilled in a relationship or job. The truth is we are not living our dream.

It is important to know what we want so we can ask the POWER greater than ourselves for assistance. I kept saying to my friend, Donna, while on vacation, “I don’t know what I want to do and I’m waiting for my next orders.” I wasn’t stressed about it, but felt peaceful that I would figure out what I wanted in time and that I didn’t have to push or make anything happen.

As I spent quiet time going within and meditating. I asked myself, “What do I want to do and what does Spirit want?”  It became clear that Spirit was calling me to share my gifts as a Spiritual Life Coach again.  I felt excited because I am living the life of my dreams (as many of you desire to do too) and want to help YOU to do the same.

I could hardly believe how things started to shift almost miraculously and organically as I became clear as to what I wanted to do.  Within an hour, my prayer was answered as my first coaching client appeared and asked me to be her Spiritual Life Coach.

The next few ads that flashed on the TV screen about the POWER were:

The POWER to know everything is OK”

“The POWER to live in the moment”

Here are a few of my own:

“The POWER to know everything is perfect and in divine timing”

“The POWER to experience self-care & self-love as a spiritual practice”

The POWER to awaken, expand and be inspired”

“The POWER to know we are all connected and ONE”

“The POWER to trust, surrender and let go”

“The POWER to know I AM ENOUGH and deserve my highest good”

“The POWER to know there is only LOVE”

We all have the same POWER within us to guide and protect us. We just need to consciously connect with our HIGHER POWER or Source on a daily basis.

If you need help connecting to the spiritual POWER within and you want to align with your soul’s purpose and make an impact in the world and you want to receive the abundance you deserve, I am here to serve you.  If you’ve been on the spiritual and personal growth path for years and you want to move forward in your life, please contact me and we can discuss your needs.

 

I encourage you to ask yourself, “What is holding me back from having the intimate relationship I desire and the life I deserve?

 

Is it not TIME to know the truth of who you are and the POWER within?  If not now, WHEN?

 

 

 

Believe in yourself & you will be unstoppable

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Jul
18

We all want to be seen, heard, appreciated and loved. Would you agree? It feels good when someone really listens and hears me, without trying to fix, control, give advice or change me. They listen with their heart, rather than with their head and it feels very different. It feels good when someone takes the time to see who I truly am and what I’m experiencing. If you have someone in your life who sees, hears, appreciates and loves you, be grateful for you are blessed.

Whenever Larry goes to the market, a restaurant or to the bank and the person is wearing a name tag, he always greets them using their name. It’s a way of seeing someone and appreciating them, even or especially when doing a service job. It’s such a small act of love and kindness, but it goes a long way and sometimes makes the person’s day to feel valued and recognized. I practice this now too and it feels good.

When Larry and I go to a restaurant, we often converse with the wait staff and somehow the conversation leads to the importance of gratitude and the power of love in our lives. We often leave hugging one another.

Gladys was our waitress at Café Ole when we went for breakfast on Sunday. I complimented her on her beautiful smile. I often compliment others when I see something I like; something they are wearing or their beautiful eyes or their smile. This is my way of showing kindness and appreciating what I see in others.

I keep small inspirational cards with me in my purse. When Spirit leads me, I give a card to someone or leave one at the table when I leave for the next person to find. I was led to randomly pick one for Gladys. It was, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, AND YOU WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE.

When I handed it to her, her whole face lit up and she said, “Thank you, I really needed this today. I’m going to put this where I can see it every day.  This will really help me and you made my day. I’m just getting into real estate and I’m struggling with not feeling good enough.”   Of course, we were all smiling and hugged one another when we left the restaurant.

A few days later, I was reading over my journal for the past month and came across a dream that I had. I was screaming “I AM ENOUGH.”  I am not good enough is a core belief that we all struggle with to some degree. This belief was coming to the light to be released and healed.

The spiritual journey is about remembering who I am and that I am ONE with GOD. I am LOVE and I am connected to my source. Everything is perfect NOW and has already been planned in the mind of God. I don’t have to push, strive, worry, be better or smarter than or try to earn it. I can enjoy the journey, relax and live in peace.

If only it were that easy!!! We forget constantly who we are and that we are not alone. Our ego wants to rob us of our peace and the truth of our magnificence and that we are ONE with GOD.

“Know that whenever you feel good about yourself and your magnificence, ego will try to rob you. You must SPOT IT and then let it go. Stay in the truth of who you are and the loving being that you are. I am in charge of your life. Switch your focus from problems to my presence and keep choosing love.”

I encourage and support you to remember who you are and that you are good enough. You are LOVE and you are loved.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, & YOU WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE

 

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