I’m celebrating today and invite you to walk down “memory lane” with me for the last eight years of living on Maui. I moved to Maui, across the ocean from Rhode Island, eight years ago this week. I knew in my heart that I was going to meet my soulmate, and I DID.
I started writing my blog ten years ago and have written 443 blogs. I can’t even believe that I had so much to share. I thank you for your support, love and writing to me when a blog has touched your heart. It has truly been my joy and kept me going “within” to share it all with you. It hasn’t always been easy, but I knew if I was experiencing something, there was someone out there who was also experiencing it and could benefit from it. Friends share that I inspire them and give them HOPE and that makes my heart sing.
It was my FAITH that has brought me home to myself, to the God within and to the magnificent life I am living today. My FAITH in God; a Power greater than myself has enabled me to overcome sexual abuse, parental addictions, loss of close family members at early ages, divorce and so much more.
Truly my FAITH is a gift from God and I love to share it with others. I don’t ever want to take it for granted. I’m sure that is why I was inspired to write my book, “Simply a Woman of Faith.” If I hadn’t written my book, I wouldn’t be living here with an amazing man who loves me and is a vessel of love to all he meets.
I continue to practice living in the moment, accepting what is, surrendering and trusting. I can do this because I know this Power is carrying me and has my back, if you will. I choose Love, instead of fear. I know Love is all there is.
So much has happened in the last eight years that I don’t even know where to begin. I have been guided, provided for and protected, as well as healed and transformed into the woman I am today. My heart is full of gratitude.
When I first landed on Maui, I lived with a couple in a condo overlooking the ocean. I paid $300 a month and lived there for 6 months. I was so thrilled to be living here that I didn’t mind having everything I owned in one bedroom. I learned how to BE and was able to let go of DOING. I loved taking walks on the beach, swimming, relaxing and enjoying the beauty all around me.
When my 6 months lease ended, I decided to move to another side of the island that was more convenient and neutral. I started to take walks with Larry and we became best friends for 2 years with no romantic involvement. We called each other every night and supported one another
I found an ohana to rent and paid $1200 a month. It was only 500 feet, but it was like heaven to have my own place. I didn’t have an ocean view like I had before, but that was ok. I lived there for 9 months until my landlord informed me that they wanted to do renovations and I had to move and find another place.
Right after I found out that I had to move, I invited Larry to a party that I was invited to. I had never been to this house before and fell in love with it as it had an amazing view of the ocean. As I looked out into the ocean, I turned to Larry and said, “This is where I want to live.” As fate would have it, I found out later that my friends were moving out. They recommended me to their landlord and she just happened to live in Rhode Island!
Although the rent was DOUBLED to $2500, after praying and meditating about it, I knew in my heart that it was God’s will. I didn’t have that kind of money, but I trusted God would provide and I was ALWAYS provided for. I stepped out in FAITH and every month, almost miraculously, I had the money to pay the rent.
I moved into the house alone and shortly after that, my eyes were opened and I KNEW Larry was my soulmate. A year later, he moved in with me and then surprised me at Christmas when he got down on his knees and said, “You are my queen and I am your king; would you like to make it legal?” We were married 2 ½ years ago and it has been the best years of our lives.
Do you need more faith in your life? Ask God for this gift. Believe it will be given to you for as we ask, we shall receive.
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