Archives for October 2012

Surprise Yourself

On Monday, I finished.  On Tuesday, I published.  On Wednesday, I bring you a very short post!

I am sure you’ve heard,”If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” (Nora Roberts)

In the summer of 2011 I began writing a course on intuitive development. I wanted as many people as possible to have the amazing experience that I had when I first connected to Spirit.

Technically, of course, I’ve been connecting with Spirit all of my life.  The very first time I knew it had happened, but didn’t know where it came from, was when I had to decide how to deliver my first child.  I was really conflicted.  Family was telling me one thing.  The world at large was telling me something else.  My family agreed with the doctor.  So I did what any logical person would do and flipped a coin.

The coin’s answer made my gut feel all better.  That decision felt right.  It also turned out to be critically important because if I’d chosen the other route, my son and I would not be here today.

Then the day came when I personally experienced spirit for the first time in meditation.  I was laying on my back during a rare moment of peace – a massage – and I decided to see if I could meet my Spirit Guides that Michael Pierich at The Healed Spirit told me I had.  I did, and I met one more that had recently joined my Team.

Finally, the clincher, was when I took my very first professional intuitive development course with Slade Roberson of Shift Your Spirits.  During my attunement to the universal collective, I met my Akashic Records Guide.  The energy of this guide scared the crap out of me.  I remembered Slade said that the energy would take any form that I wanted or needed it to, so I told my Guide that he was scaring me and could he come up with another form?

This is where I do believe my life changed forever.  The guide did change.  It took a form I hadn’t thought of in many years.  It was an image of a person that I drew over and over again when I was doodling in class as a teenager and young adult.  I never knew where that image came from.  Some people thought it looked like me.  I always thought it was the “best” version of me – better than “me.”

The subconscious can do many things, but I knew in my heart it did not do this.  I knew that I was indeed communicating with another being, a being that knew all about me.

So when I began writing my course, I knew that I didn’t know how to execute it.  Thinking about all the little technical details that needed to happen was a bit paralyzing.  I went to school conveniently at the wrong time to be really technologically proficient.  But I so wanted the message to go out, I was absolutely guided in my efforts and I knew they were supported.  So I did what Steven Covey taught me to do back in business school -“Begin with the end in mind.”

Life has a way of getting in the way of our dreams.  Sometimes we do not have the luxury of doing what we want to do, all day every day.  But every chance I had – even if months had gone by since I’d touched it – I kept at it.  I remembered that if I didn’t, a year would go by and I’d be at the same place I was before.  Since that was no longer acceptable, I remembered an article that Angela Artemis once wrote about being the tortoise and not the hare.  I am not the hare anyway. I’d never think of myself as “slow” in any fashion because when I’m all in, I’m on it.  I did know that life’s priorities were a challenge and so each day I just did what I could in the area that most needed it.  Sometimes I would have to go way back and review everything to figure out where I left off.  That was sometimes frustrating and sometimes rewarding (on those days when I found something I’d forgotten I’d done and decided it was quite good!)

“Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.” (Mary Chapin Carpenter).

I read a funny article the other day where a woman admitted that when she was in college, she thought “Anon” must be the most prolific writer of all time.  Here’s one of his:

“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.”

For those of you who want to learn how to do professional level spirit guide and angel readings, please do go visit my Psychic Sparks page.  For the rest of you, please consider dusting off any discarded projects or dreams which still shimmer slightly in the light.  I promise, it is worth it.