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Week 26 – Here’s What Happens When You Take A Leap Of Faith.


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Here’s what happens when you take a leap of faith.

In August of 2013 I wrote a blog called: Why taking a leap of faith might be the safest thing you can do.

You can read it here.

In it, I talked about a little voice inside that had been trying to get my attention for a long, long time. The voice was telling me to bring more vulnerability to my writing, to allow my health, my love of nature and animals, and my desire for new creative expression to take a more prominent place in my life.

After years of traveling and teaching, I wanted to be home more. I was ready to finish decorating rooms that had been started years before so my family could enjoy a haven of beauty and ease.

I wanted my time on trains and planes to stop interrupting the creative flow that seemed to be calling for more expression.

I also wanted to learn to communicate in some way with the birds and animals that visit our land. Fascinated by the work of Anna Breytenbach, an interspecies communicator, I was excited to better understand the natural flow of energy between myself and the other beings that shared our little slice of the planet.

And I was ready for my teaching to change, too.

I dreamed of hosting a small, intimate retreat by the sea because I love the ocean and I’ve experienced first hand the power of water as a catalyst for transformation. I wanted to make the Divine Feminine a more central force in my work, too. No more linear, pre-planned agendas. I wanted to bring a more organic approach to coaching women who valued beauty, simplicity, and the elegant use of energy and intuition.

The last two years have felt like some kind of spiritual birthing process and I’m happy to see these changes coming to fruition. I’ve chosen a small inn in York, Maine, for the next retreat at the end of April, 2016 (more info to come) and I’m calling it “Self Care by the Sea” simply because the name itself makes me smile.

Here’s a view from the Stage Neck Inn:

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I’m excited to try something new – a smaller group (50 women), a shorter time frame to make it more accessible to those who work (a long weekend), and an agenda designed for Presence, full-body experiences, deep conversation, and plenty of fun.

I’ve learned a lot over the last two years about what it means to align one’s life with the soul. It takes a willingness to feel wobbly, nervous, and unsure of a reality you can’t yet see.

Evolution happens in a dimension that can only be accessed with patience and faith.

The good news is this: If you’re willing to slow down, listen deeply, meander for a while, and make peace with uncertainty, you’re sure to encounter some pretty amazing experiences.

Here’s a favorite example.

After months of communing with the birds and animals that come into our yard and neighborhood, I finally have evidence that the lines of communication are opening.

Early this spring, I arrived home to find several deer bedded down in our front yard. That, in and of itself, was something brand new. When I approached, most of them quickly stood up and ran.

But one doe stayed.

As I cautiously walked toward our front door, I settled my energy and tuned into hers. Our eyes met. A warm river of joy flowed through my body as she stayed with me. With barely ten feet between us, we stood looking into each other’s eyes for a full ten minutes before I said goodbye and walked into the house.

All the fear and uncertainty of the last two years was worth it, I thought to myself, as I shut the front door.

If only I had known then what I know now I could have saved myself a lot of stress and anxiety.

So I share what I’ve learned with you…

Welcome change.

Trust your inner voice.

Be willing to not know the answers.

And believe that the Universe has great plans in store for you.

(Just in case you’re being called to change something in your life and feel the need for a little reminder, too )

This Week’s Video

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