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We are all connected

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I love how we are all connected, whether someone is still living on this earth or has transitioned to the other side.  I had two experiences this week that prove this truth.

My grandmother died 42 years ago this week. I loved my grandmother and she supported me all through my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her love and affection. She nicknamed me “Angel” and I called her gram. In her eyes, I could do no wrong.  I spent a lot of time at her house and loved sitting and having a cup of tea with her. She always had “time” for me and listened to whatever I was going through.

I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep. I pray when I can’t sleep. I’m not sure if I had a dream about gram or not, but I remembered that the anniversary of her death was this week.

I will be 75 years young in October.  As I was thinking about gram, I wasn’t sure if she was 75 years old when she died. I thought, “Oh my goodness, gram was old!” I didn’t see myself old like she was. It kind of felt like a little wake-up call.

Something about almost being her age when she died was getting my attention. Was it an invitation to enjoy my life even more than I am, to let go of what no longer serves me because we are not promised tomorrow? All I have is this NOW moment. I have an affirmation that I say every day. “I am worthy and deserving to enjoy “my amazing life” that I have co-created with God. It is flowing with love, peace, joy, happiness, abundance, and radiant health.

I decided to text my cousin, Doreen, in the morning to confirm gram’s age. I immediately received a telephone call from Doreen saying, “OMG, I don’t believe it. You have been on my mind and I just finished writing you a card. I was recently cleaning out some things and found 2 of gram’s prayer cards when she died. I haven’t seen those cards in 42 years. I am sending one to you.”

I received the prayer card a few days later. Here is what it said:

Deep waters cannot quench LOVE, nor floods sweep it away. I allowed myself to feel the love in my heart and to know gram was still there loving and supporting me. 

Here is another example of knowing we are all connected:

A few nights later, I was awake again and thought about a friend who I have shared about in past blogs. After a 30 year friendship, she didn’t want to be friends anymore. I felt hurt, rejected, and abandoned. I had to grieve the loss of my friend and accept and forgive if I were to have peace in my life.

I was very pleased when Spirit bought her to mind in the middle of the night and I had no triggers or ill feelings toward her. In the past, I had hoped that she would see the “light” and want to be friends again. I felt only love and peace for her.

The next morning when I opened my phone I received a text message from her saying, “I have been thinking about you and wanted to see how you and Larry were doing.”  We are connected in the mind of God.

I sent a message back and thanked her for her love and for the memories and special times we had together. I had done my grief work and had forgiven her because I felt complete and healed.   

“You are not going to believe this – Oh YES you are”

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I love how we are all connected, especially when things just come together as if by magic. In my book, “Simply a Woman of Faith”, I call it God-incidences. I would like to share 2 incidences that happened to me that I knew I was being guided and following my intuition.

I was taking my walk on the beach and my friend Kathy who has been a friend for 34 years “popped” into my head. I wondered how she was doing because it had been a long time since we had talked. I looked at my watch and with the time difference of 5 hours it was too late to call her then. The next day when I was taking my walk, God brought her into my mind again, so I decided to call her and say hello.

She answered the phone on the first ring and I said, “Hi Kathy, its Patti.” She said, “You are not going to believe this – oh, yes you are. I have been thinking about you a lot and read your blog every week. I didn’t know how to get in touch with you in Maui. Just an hour before you called, I was visualizing myself saying, “Hello Patti when I picked up the phone. And here I am saying hello Patti for real!”

WOW, I had goose bumps throughout my whole body. We were on the same wave length, for sure and that proved to me that we are all connected. How often we get those nudges to do something or call someone and we don’t pay attention to them because we are too busy? I would have missed that “divine connection” if I hadn’t picked up the phone to call Kathy when I did. I love how Spirit works.

The other incident I would like to share is how I was guided to do something. I received an email from a family member asking if they could borrow some money from me. There was no pressure and I was asked to pray about it, which I did. My heart immediately wanted to say YES, but I wanted to make sure this is what God wanted me to do. After meditating about it, I asked for a reading and this is what I opened up to.

“With a consciousness of prosperity, I have more than enough to share. As I give, I expand my capacity to receive. Gen. 33-11 Please accept my gift that is brought to you because I have everything I want.”

If that reading wasn’t enough, Spirit confirmed to me that this was the right thing to do. A couple of hours later as I was taking my walk, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw what was written on the man’s shirt who was walking toward me. All it said was “GIVING AND RECEIVING.” Of course, I had to stop him and say, “I like your shirt.” What is even funnier is that on the very bottom of the shirt was a beer advertisement. God does have a sense of humor and will do anything to get my attention!

The signs are all over the place when we are awake to them. It says in the Bible to “ask and we shall receive.” Do you ask for what you want? Spirit is eager to guide us and show us the way to walk. There are so many decisions we make in a day (never mind major life decisions) and it can be confusing as we discern what the right decision to make is. When we ask for divine guidance, we will receive it.

On Valentine’s Day, I spent the day with my friends at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm in Kula, Maui. There were over 45 different varieties of lavender grown and we enjoyed lavender tea and scones. It was exquisite and the pictures will speak for themselves. It was a day of LOVE and I was blessed to receive so many wonderful gifts. My friend Mary from Rhode Island sent me DIVINE dark chocolate candy and a “lady bug” tea mug. I was pleasantly surprised to find a gorgeous tropical flower arrangement from my son Tim at my door when I returned from the Lavender Farm. I went out with another friend for dinner and dancing at night. I feel so blessed.

As I open myself to receive love, I am able to BE love and give more love to others. I have learned, over the years, that the most important person to love is me. As I love myself, I can truly love others. It all begins with me.

   I Ask in Faith and Receive -Creative Ideas – Ernest Holmes

This is one of the most wonderful statements ever uttered. It implies that there is a power which can and will honor your request. But it is only as you let go of the lesser that you can take hold of the greater, only as you drop confusion that you can entertain peace, only as you transcend doubt and fear that you can be lifted up to the hilltops of the inner life. I now know how to plan my life and direct my path because God is doing this for me by doing it through me. There is no uncertainty or confusion. The divine Spirit always knows what to do and how to do it, so I am never without guidance in the successful achievement of my good desires.

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