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My heart is overflowing with joy

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Nov
10

I am very emotional these days. My heart is overflowing with gratitude and joy with how family and friends have supported our book launch, bought our book, and shared it on social media and with friends. It has been amazing how people want to help us and spread the love.

As I walked the path this morning, I heard Spirit say, “Your YES is blessed.” The truth is I didn’t want to write this book, even though in the last chapter of Simply a Woman of Faith I wrote, “I will have to write another book to share about how I meet my soulmate.” Here we are thirteen years later, and “It’s Never Too Late for Love” has been birthed. 

Larry and I started writing together 3 years ago and then life happened – like marriage- and we put it aside. During the pandemic, I took an online program called Courage with the author, Kute Blackson. We did a meditation on death and   asked the question, “If I was to die tomorrow, what would I regret?” Immediately, I heard, “I would regret that I didn’t finish the book with Larry.”

As I said, I didn’t want to write another book because it’s a lot of work and I like my retired care-free life. I said to God, “If this is your will, put it on Larry’s heart to finish the book.” We hadn’t discussed it in years, and I thought it was a good way to get out of writing a book.  A week went by and Larry didn’t bring it up and I was very relieved.

I decided to share with Larry how I had asked God to put it on his heart if it was God’s will to finish the book. He looked surprised and said, “That’s interesting because a week ago I started to think about the possibility of finishing the book, but I didn’t say anything to you!”

You know when you KNOW God is speaking to you and you better listen! It truly was a moment of SURRENDER and TRUST. We had no idea what we were doing but we kept “showing up” and asking for guidance. We worked diligently on the book every day and the rest is history.

Now that the book has been birthed, we are asking Spirit for the next divine steps on how to market it. Any suggestions are welcome.  Reviews for the book are crucial so we would appreciate a review on Amazon after you read the book. We know in our hearts that our book will be a vehicle of hope and inspiration for a world in dire need of hope and Love consciousness.  

Right before I started to write this blog, I received an email from a friend with another blog that confirmed we are on the right path. I love how we are always guided and get what we need to move forward. Here is a part of what it said:
“Your surrendered life will awaken others. You are an awakener of others. As they witness what I am doing in your life, many will see and trust me. They will be drawn into a deeper place with me because of your surrender and your obedience to my call.  Do not be passive in this hour but passionate to pursue all that I hold in store for you. Never underestimate the power of your surrendered life.   Many will tell you to stay where you are, to stay in the safety of what you’ve known, to fear stepping out of the boat to walk on the water. Keep your eyes on me and step out in faith. I’ve got you. Your story will ignite passionate faith in the hearts of others.”     Brian Simmons and Gretchen Rodriquez
What is God asking you to do? I encourage you to say YES because your YES will be blessed, as mine has. You don’t need to know HOW you just need to take the next step and you will be guided every step of the way.  Don’t allow fear to stop you from moving forward with your gifts in the world. The world needs you more than ever now.  I’m grateful that I had the courage and grace to say YES to God. I pray that you do too!

What does it mean to surrender?

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Apr
8

The journey of faith is not for the faint of heart because it often requires TRUST and SURRENDERING to the unknown. This is not an easy place to be when we cannot see the future, especially if we like to control.

It is TRUST in a POWER greater than yourself whether you call it God, Source, Universe, Higher Intelligence, Higher Power or Spirit. It doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that you TRUST you are being provided for, guided and protected always. Do you trust that POWER in your life or do you live in fear?

I’m sure we’ve all had times when we don’t know what to do next in our lives and we may go outside of ourselves for the answers. We want others to tell us what to do because we don’t trust ourselves and we don’t trust God. Of course, there is nothing wrong with seeking guidance, especially when making a big decision.

As I’ve matured spiritually, I have learned to seek my answers from within through prayer, meditation, intuition, synchronicities and following my heart. Others cannot and do not know what’s best for my journey. It takes courage to go within and follow your heart, especially when it DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.

As I thought about this blog, God brought to mind a few instances in my life that I followed my heart even though IT DIDN’T MAKE SENSE. I’m so grateful I did.

It DIDN’T MAKE SENSE for me to buy the BLOUSE forty years ago when my ex-husband was out of work and we were on welfare. The blouse was $10 and I only had $10 in my pocketbook for milk and bread for our 4 children. But I heard the small, still voice of God say, “Buy it and I will provide.” I listened to that voice and bought the blouse, although it DIDN’T MAKE SENSE to buy myself a blouse when  food was needed for my family.

One hour later when I returned home from buying the blouse, I found an envelope in the mail with a note that read, “From the son of a carpenter” and a crisp $10 bill. I love to share that story and see the disbelief and awe on people’s faces because it is a story they won’t forget.

I’m grateful for the person who heard Spirit tell them to write the note and give me the $10 bill. I’m sure it DIDN’T MAKE SENSE to them either, but they followed Spirit and changed my life forever.

It DIDN’T MAKE SENSE to move to Maui 8 years ago to follow my heart to meet my soulmate and to leave family, friends, community and my business. I didn’t have a lot of money and sold everything of value to make the move.

It DIDN’T MAKE SENSE that I didn’t have a place to live until 2 weeks before I arrived on Maui. I trusted I was being led and the place would “show up” and it did. I shared a condo with friends overlooking the ocean and paid $300 a month for 6 months.

When I moved to the other side of Maui a year later, it DIDN’T MAKE SENSE that when I found my “dream house” overlooking the ocean, I stepped out in faith and followed my heart. I trusted that I would be provided for every month and I would be able pay the rent which went from $1200 to $2500. 

It truly was the grace of God and my willingness to TRUST & SURRENDER to God’s plan and will. For one year, I rented one part of the house before Larry and I became a couple and he moved in with me. I prayed EVERY STEP OF THE WAY and knew I was being guided. I waited for the answers and then stepped out in faith.

Is there an area of your life where you are being called to step out in faith or move in a new direction, but it just DOESN’T MAKE SENSE?

If I hadn’t trusted myself and the God within, I would not be living my dream life. If I can do it, so can YOU. If not now, when?

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