I danced and twirled around my kitchen singing, “I did it, I did it!” because I had just bought my plane ticket back to Maui for September 5, 2012. And the good news is that I had frequent flyer miles and had to pay only $30 for it! You might be thinking, “Wouldn’t it have been better to wait for your house to sell first?” That is what my rational mind thought too. It said “You better wait and make sure that you sell your house before you buy a plane ticket back. Don’t jump the gun.”
God had other plans for me and I obeyed! I bought my plane ticket back to Maui after I prayed and meditated about when to buy the ticket. In prayer, I heard the small, still voice of God say, “Do exactly what you did to co-create your 6-month trip to Maui.” I knew exactly what that meant and if it worked then, it would surely work again.
When I returned home from Maui last September, I knew that I was being led to go back to Maui for 6 more months, which I did last January. I bought my plane ticket to return back to Maui last winter and that was before I had rented my condo and before I even had a place to live in Maui for 6 months. I just trusted my divine guidance and my daily affirmation was, “Thank you God for the right and perfect person to rent my condo and thank you God for the right and perfect place to live in Maui.” Only ONE person looked at my condo and rented it. Then, when I arrived in Maui on January 17, my beautiful condo on the ocean was waiting for me to rent. Today I know that I only need ONE person to buy my house and that it is already done in the mind of God.
In 12-step programs, they say “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” I have personally experienced this in my own life, and many times I have had to change my behaviors if I wanted a different result. In the case of going back to Maui to live, I am doing the same thing and expecting the same results. I realize it may not happen the same way or look the same way, because HOW all this manifests is up to God. I know and trust that God has the perfect plan and the perfect timing for my house to sell. If I want to stay peaceful, I have to not be attached to the outcome and how I think it should look because I know that “I want what I want when I want it.” I have to let go of my control and trust God’s perfect plan. Sometimes I manifest quickly and sometimes I have to wait. I have been thanking God for my soul mate for several years. I will not give up and trust in the perfect and right timing.
Here are the steps I took to create my good and my ability to live in Maui:
1. I became clear about what I wanted (writing it down is good).
2. I asked God/Universe for what I wanted.
3. I opened my heart to receive what I wanted.
4. I let go of false beliefs that could be blocking my good (such as not feeling good enough or deserving of all this good).
5. I visualized the end result and felt like it had already happened.
6. I affirmed daily “Thank you God for the perfect and right buyer and the right and perfect place to live when I return to Maui.
7. I let go and let God, by not being attached to the outcome.
“Acting as if” is another technique I use to attract good into my life. It can be used anywhere, at any time, by anyone, to do anything that he or she really wants to do. It can be used to change one’s attitudes and personality, for behaving and “acting as if” a desirable characteristic is already present stimulates its manifestation. For example, if I am going into a new situation and feeling some fear, I act as if I am confident and self-assured. I walk with my head up high and stand tall.
Why does “acting as if” work? Psychologists would tell us that it works because it enlists the aid of the subconscious mind, which releases stored-up information and stimulates necessary psychological and physiological processes. When we feel a desire to do or be something we have not done or been before, we are responding to a divine idea pushing toward manifestation.
I am “acting as if” my house is already sold by cleaning out draws, letting go of things I no longer use and selling things on Craig’s list. I see in my mind’s eyes SOLD on the sign in front of my house and I see myself moving out and the house is empty. I imagine myself singing an old song from my past, “Just like you promised you’d come.”
Today my heart rejoices that through God’s grace, I have the courage and strength to follow my heart and God’s invitation to return to Maui to live. How easily it would have been for me to say “It’s too expensive to live there and I could never afford it.” I ask myself, “How often have I blocked the flow of good that is mine because of my fear and negativity.” It took me 7 years to write my book because of fear and not believing in myself, so I know first-hand what it is like to be paralyzed with fear and to stay STUCK.
But the good news is that I am no longer paralyzed with fear. I became willing to do the inner work and whatever I had to do to transform the fear and live in love. When I choose to embrace the power of love, I banish fear. Peace cannot coexist with fear. Peace is present when there is confidence in the power of love. For 6 months while I was in Maui, I opened my heart on a daily basis to receive God’s unconditional love. My daily intention that I pray as soon as I get out of bed is “My intention is to be peaceful, to love and to serve.”
How often have you blocked God’s infinite good coming into your life because of old messages of lack and scarcity and not believing in yourself? What keeps you from following your heart’s desires? My motto is, “I have only one life to live and I want to live it to the fullest, doing what I love to do, being with people I love to be with, and serving and loving God to the best of my ability.”
We are not promised tomorrow, all we have is today to live it in Love and to have FUN! I am filled with gratitude that I am sharing this powerful journey with all of you so you will be inspired to follow your heart and step out in faith as I have. It really works, try it you might like it!
It’s hard to believe that I first visited Hawaii a year ago on Thanksgiving. Today I am feeling very grateful that so much has happened because I said “Yes” to a simple invitation to go there and follow my life-long dream. Now I am preparing to leave my home, business, family and friends to move to Hawaii for 6 months. When I came home from Hawaii last November, I immediately was led to put together an intention/vision book that I prayed with daily. I knew I wanted to go back and creating that vision was about having faith in my dreams. God had big plans for me and I had no idea that I would be going back to live and work there for 6 months when I put that book together!
I have received many emails from you over the past few weeks thanking me for my inspiration and trust in God. I know I am living in grace and doing God’s will because as the result of my willingness to “step out in faith” into the unknown, everything is flowing with peace, ease and grace. To be honest, I am amazed at the peace that I feel deep within. For most of my life, I lived in fear and wanted to control everything around me. And here I am in this place of “not knowing” what’s ahead (where I will be living in Maui, finding work, renting my condo) and yet I possess a deep inner “knowing” that all is well in the Spirit world. In the mind of God, all of these details are already done. I have never done anything like this to this magnitude and it is exciting to see it unfold.
As I looked back over my journal for the past year, it is clear to me that God has been preparing me for this move. The journey for me has been one of surrendering, letting go, having faith and trusting. It’s not only about trusting God, but it’s about trusting myself, my feelings and the small still voice within. Today I believe in myself because I know that I am an expression of God’s love. I trust myself because I am a daughter of the Creator. I believe in, trust and value myself because God’s spirit is within me. The more I trust and have faith, the more I see the results that I am intending to see. Inner peace comes from having trust that everything is happening in divine order and in divine right timing.
Since my first trip to Hawaii, I realized that I was being called to let go of what didn’t feel right anymore, and what wasn’t working, especially in my business. I had been caught up in the masculine energy of pushing and making things happen, until this became very uncomfortable and I didn’t want to be doing things the way I had been doing them for so long. I knew deep down, things needed to change and God was calling me to live more in the feminine energy of being and receiving. I think that is why I am being called to move to Mother Maui, to experience and live in the feminine energy of God.
What is God’s vision for you? Do you have a vision and dream for your life? Do you trust yourself? Do you have faith in yourself to follow the longings of your heart? Do you trust the guidance of the still, sacred voice within?
If not, what needs to happen in order for you to trust and have faith? Trust that you will never have a vision until God has already allocated the provision for its manifestation. I believe that the desires of our hearts have been placed there by God.
MESSAGE FROM THE ANGELS
There is no need to worry as everything is working out beautifully. The year ahead has the potential to be unlike any year that has come before. It is waiting to be filled with God-given dreams, plans fulfilled, goals accomplished and opportunities explored. I HAVE IT ALL PLANNED OUT, plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
When I left Hawaii back in November 2011, my friend Ellen gave me a card that read “keep the vision of coming back.” I knew in my heart that I would be back, but I didn’t know how or when. I didn’t expect that I would be returning for a month in September of this year.
I’ve shared in my blogs that it was my dream to go to Hawaii for many years. My dream came true after I gave a presentation at a local church in RI. After the service, this lady by the name of Ellen approached me and told me how she was stepping out in faith and moving back to Hawaii. I told her about my dream to someday visit Hawaii. To my astonishment and delight, she invited me to stay with her- for as long as I wanted! Who could refuse an offer like that? I took her up on her offer and spent 2 weeks in Hawaii for Thanksgiving. Before I went, my prayer was to be open to receive more of God’s love.
Hawaii changed my life in many ways and I came back a different woman. As many have written, Hawaii is a magical, mystical place. I experienced God’s love in a deep profound way. It was like I drifted through the day feeling the peace and presence of God. I didn’t want to come home.
It took me awhile to come back to reality, if you will. Something inside had shifted. The “doer” in me was giving way to a new place of “being” and my capacity to receive was opening more and more. I didn’t feel the need to push and make things happen as I did most of my life. It was somewhat uncomfortable at first, but I liked the peace I experienced when I allowed myself to receive the good that I was attracting into my life.
I feel so blessed that I have been invited back to “house sit” when my friend Ellen goes out of the country. What I am learning is that when you believe and expect the best, you will receive the good that is rightfully yours as a child of God. Everything you do and experience in life is due to your conscious and subconscious thinking. Think good and good follows. Have faith in your dreams. Never give up, the miracle may be right around the corner. I kept the vison of returning to Hawaii and am counting the days until I set foot on the beautiful shores of Hawaii. I am wondering what God has in store for me this time.
What is your dream? Are you expecting the best to come? As Ellen said to me, “keep the vision of coming back.”
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