As I stepped upon one of the first autumn leaves in 2009, I knew that the crackling beneath my foot would break the leaf into thousands of tiny pieces and I also knew that my life had been changed forever. Like the leaf, never to be whole again, I wondered if the same destiny awaited me. I scratched my forehead with weary fingers and answered to myself, “No, I will one day be whole again. How could I not? After all, she is whole and they are whole. Why shouldn’t I be, too?”
It was an overcast day in the East San Francisco Bay Area and finally fall had reached ground after a horrid week of bloody hotness from summer’s last cry. This is the story of a girl becoming a woman and the woman maturing into parts of the crone. It’s the story of living in the new millennium with unprecedented faith, being tested on that faith and following through on a call to fulfill a dream. My dream is be a source of inspiration to the world and to lead through shining example. I came to this planet as an artist and I co-create with you a vision of a new tomorrow.
In the lines that follow you will find my “Ten Lessons along the Path”. It is my hope that these lessons and teachings leave you feeling hopeful, courageous and inspired to live the life of your dreams and follow your highest potential. I believe we signed up for our lives and must take responsibility of them but I also believe that through healing and forgiveness work, miraculous energy shifts and change of thought patterns, life can become more than we dared dream before. The Creator always wants us to evolve, grow, learn and change. It asks us to be more in this life… more than we see or feel. It asks us to mesh with it and co-create a harmonious vision of its magnificence. It is time to encapsulate that presence of the Power and internalize it instead of its enemy. It is a counterintuitive process in this world of greed, deception and recession. But recall, we are to be “in the world and not of it”.
From the beginning there was the word. I remember going to word when my hope was at its weakest and my flesh was running wild. I turned to the gospel as a source of nutrients in my life. I began to have my love affair with Christ. He wasn’t just my personal Savior and God but he was my friend and lover. I saw and still see Him as a Master whom we should strive to become in the presence of, within our own selves. I see other Masters this way, too. Although, none of them compare to the light of Christ and his cast of heavenly hosts as their light is the brightest in the world. So it is from the Holy Bible that I take ten verses that struck me at certain times in my life and share them with you. They are my greatest teachers.
WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN. WE ARE A MANIFESTATION OF OUR CREATOR AND ARE NEVER SEPARATE FROM OUR SOURCE.
“If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” –Romans 14:8
GOD IS EVERYTHING.
“One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” –Ephesians 4:6
OUR CREATOR HAS A WILL AND WANTS US TO CO-CREATE WITH “IT”.
“Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” –Matthew 7:21
OUR CREATOR HAS GIFTED US WITH ALL WE NEED TO FULFILL OUR DREAMS.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7
STAY OPEN AND RECEPTIVE TO DIVINE GUIDANCE.
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” –Proverbs 16:9
CELEBRATE THE JOURNEY.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” –Psalm 37:4
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” –Psalm 27:13
REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE WORTHY.
“Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” –Isaiah 43:7
AFFIRM YOUR GOOD.
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble.” -2 Peter 1:10
FOLLOW YOUR BLISS.
“O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me.” –Psalm 43:3