“I laughed & said “This feels like a drug deal”

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In gratitude for all of you who read my weekly inspirational blogs, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. It is truly my delight and pleasure to share how God “shows up” in my life each week and all the lessons and blessings I receive. I continue to learn and practice the importance of being willing to ask and receive.  Is there an area in your life that you have been refusing or unwilling to receive?  We can receive everything if we choose it and allow it to “show up” with peace, ease and grace or as the saying goes, being at the right place at the right time. The Universe desires to give us everything we need.

Little did I know that “showing up” and saying YES to that request to speak at United Church in May of 2010, would open doors for me to live my dream life in Maui. I said YES to Ellen (who I had just met after my talk) when she invited me to stay with her in Maui for 2 weeks at Thanksgiving. I just kept saying YES and stepping out in faith (despite my fears) each step of the way. Of course, I couldn’t see the whole picture ahead of me and, thank God, I couldn’t see it because it would have seemed impossible – even for a woman of faith. 

I love how the universe works and brings things full circle.  I received a phone call from my friend Ruth this week informing me that she will be arriving in Maui for a couple of months the beginning of January. Ruth is the woman who invited me to speak at her church in 2010. I said, “If it wasn’t for you inviting me to speak at the church, I may not be living in Maui.”

As we discussed her plans, we realized we were both arriving in Maui on the same day and at the same time. I am going to Rhode Island for the holidays and returning on January 6th.  My friend will pick me up at the airport and, of course, we will give Ruth a ride to her hotel. I am looking forward to showing her around Maui and who knows she might fall in love with the place and move here too. She will be attending my retreat on January 4in Rhode Island.   

Here is an example of what “showed up” for me when I asked and was willing to receive. When I hurt my back a few weeks ago, my friend, Kati, let me borrow her yoga ball and it worked beautifully. I used it in the morning and at night and I know it helped my back to heal more quickly. I returned it to Kati last Thursday as she needed to use it herself.  I prayed and asked God to provide another one for me when I went “yard sailing” on Saturday.  At the first yard sale that I went to, a woman said, “I have one but I cannot sell it until December when I move.”  Thank you very much, but I need it now.

On Sunday, when I was returning from church, I spotted a yard sale very close to my home. I perused the yard sale quickly, but didn’t see a yoga ball, so I asked the two women that were sitting together, “I am looking for a yoga ball, would you happen to have one?”  “Yes, I have one, but I didn’t bring it with me responded one of the women.” “Where do you live,” I asked. “I live in North Kihei, but I would be happy to bring it here tomorrow.”

I proceeded to tell her that I hurt my back and how the yoga ball had helped me. She said, “You can have it for free. It is brand new and sitting in my closet.” I was more than willing to pay for it and thanked her for her generosity.  I gave her my number and she said, “I will call you and bring it to you tomorrow.”  Sure enough, she called on Monday and we agreed to meet where the yard sale was held. I got there first and parked my car.  A few minutes later, she pulled up behind me and I got out of the car with my book, “Simply a Woman of Faith” in hand. I burst out laughing and said, “This feels like a drug deal” as we exchanged the yoga ball for my book.  She looked at my book, smiled and said, “I could sure use some faith.” I needed the yoga ball and she needed my book. I may never see her again and have no idea how my book will inspire her faith.

A couple of weeks ago, something else “showed up” in my life that is allowing me to live in the flow and in alignment with Spirit in an even greater way. It is called “Access Consciousness.”  I took the training with a couple of friends and am now an “Access Consciousness” practitioner. It has been very powerful and I feel a great shift within myself. I am moving more quickly through things because I don’t have to figure everything out. It has opened me up to limitless possibilities with the question, “How much better can it get than this?”

As I am “recognizing” myself and my inner beauty on a deeper level as a child of the Divine, others are recognizing my inner beauty also. As they recognize my beauty, they are recognizing their own beauty because we are mirrors for one another. Not only do I feel the changes within myself, people (some of whom I don’t know) have noticed and commented about how radiant and beautiful I look.  A friend wrote me an email and said, “You are brightening Maui as you allow yourself to express your full-bloom.” On Saturday I found a beautiful angel at a yard sale called “BEAUTY.” She now sits on my altar for me to remember who I am.

“Access Consciousness” allows you to erase what is creating limitations in your life without having to know how this works, or believe in it. This kind of energy healing provides you with ways to become totally aware and to begin to function as the conscious being that you truly are. Consciousness & Oneness includes everything and judges nothing. It’s the ability to be present in your life in every moment without judgment of you or anyone else. It’s the ability to receive everything, to judge nothing, and to allow the entire Universe to be what it is. If you have no judgment of anything, then you get to look at everything for what it is, not for what you want it to be, not for what it ought to be, but just for what it is. From this space you can transform and change all things and create everything you desire in life – greater than what you currently have and more than what you can imagine.

When we are in the flow or in alignment with Spirit, things “show up” and happen with peace, ease and grace. They happen naturally and without effort. My prayer for you is that you will know your inner beauty and magnificence, that you will know you are loved, and that you trust God in everything. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and expect that you will receive it in the perfect and right time.


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