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When LOVE speaks, choose to Listen: Inspirational Story

I woke up early this morning to go to church, but before I actually got out of bed, the thought “hit” me that I wasn’t to go to church, but instead, go for a walk…so I did.

As I’m just beginning to “circle” around the lake, I passed this woman (and her cute doggie) and noticed that she was crying. My mind said “keep walking. It’s none of your business” but my heart said, “turn around and do something.” My soul won. I also figured if she didn’t want my help, then she’d say no and I’d carry on……not a big deal.

So I turned around and said, “I love your dog. Would you like to talk about something?” She replied, “No….that’s okay. Do you want to know what my sister did, and how she hurt my feelings?” And then our conversation began.

We talked about a lot of things, especially how you choose to give your power away to someone else, even family members, and there is always an opportunity for you to “stop the cycle” and stand up for yourself.

It’s seldom easy, but it can be done. By the time we made a complete circle around the lake, she was laughing and smiling and happy to be going brunch this afternoon. She told me she loved me, and I told her I loved her too. Two complete strangers. Don’t even know her name. There is always an opportunity to serve God, and the “sacred place” can look a million different ways when you’re open to it. God will lead, just learn how to follow.

How the Power of Forgiveness may Open the Door to Your Success!

I wanted to share this story because it’s a WOW moment and may provide inspiration if you’re interested:)

Because of my personal experiences and studying the mind-body-spirit connection for over 16 years, I know the havoc that emotions can cause when left unattended and suppressed. An unhealthy state- of- mind can effect EVERYTHING; and this “energy” has the ability to inhibit external “success” from fully manifesting in the physical form.
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The nature of my life’s “work” that I’m honored to continuously share astounds me. As I meet with clients for a myriad of reasons, it’s clear to me that life, in general, is an on-going healing process of forgiveness, acceptance and unconditional love for ourselves, and others. It’s even more fascinating how each individual soul seeks various outlets to realize it’s greatest expression of Self; as well as guide the heart into a deeper awakening through experiencing physical challenges.

**Chris (name change) come into my office because he was feeling “stuck” in his career. He’d been waiting for months to receive a call-back from this potential job offer, but to no avail. He felt he’d done everything in his power (or so he thought) to get this position, and now, Chris was running out of hope and asked my opinion about pursuing his endeavors.

During our conversation, he was explaining to me all the reasons “why” he wasn’t getting this opportunity. I agreed, but intuitively knew his theory was lacking substance and unfortunately wasn’t going to provide the results he desired. After listening to him talk, I was then inspired to offer spiritual direction on how to help him spark the internal energy necessary to create new beginnings.

I told him to consider forgiving his previous boss. And although he felt justifiable logic for being angry because of her thoughtless behaviors, the burden of carrying this emotional upset was draining his authentic power and jading his future. He tried his best to avoid this inevitable truth. But as soon as I saw his eyes swell with tears, I knew this was his next step to gain emotional freedom that cultivates outer success.

Before he left my office that day, I gave him a few “thoughts to ponder,” and he agreed to immediately put forth the effort into healing. (He really wanted the job!) And as he was exiting the door, I felt compelled to say, “Forgiveness is key…but your WILLINGNESS towards forgiveness is truly the most important piece of the puzzle. God can work miracles when there is an opening within the heart.”

Four days later he sent me a message..He got the job!

The Power behind forgiveness….Cool, huh!!?!

End of story…