Sunday, November 30, 2008

Perfect Time

A friend just sent me this quote from Abraham. Thanks Mary! It is perfect for my life situation and I'm putting it here so I'll always know where to find it. I also thought it might be a great quote to share, maybe it will be perfect for someone else...

Some things you’re not letting happen right now because the timing isn’t perfect for you. Some you’re not letting happen because you are very aware of where you are. But all things, as they are happening, are happening in perfect order. And if you will relax and begin saying, “Everything in its perfect time. Everything is unfolding. And I’m enjoying where I am now, in relationship to where I’m going. Content where I am, and eager for more,” that is the perfect vibrational stance.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Telling Your Story

The importance of having a story and a dream were significant themes running throughout the movie Australia. This is something the Aborigine people fully understand; perhaps because their culture, customs and identity were constantly being threatened or taken from them.

The movie Australia is, in part, about racism. The native Aboriginal people of Australia, and especially the half-breeds were looked upon with contempt, hunted down and cast out. Therefore, it was even more important to keep their stories and pass them down generation to generation. The Bible tells us, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18).

This movie got me to thinking about my story. What is it? Do I even have one? Eckhart Tolle talks to us about letting go of the story. Many of us hold onto stories that don’t serve us. We hold onto stories of victimhood. Something unpleasant happens to us and we retell that story again and again and again. We let it define us. That is not the story the Aboriginal people told. Based on their history, they certainly could have harbored a victimhood story. Instead, they told stories of hope and promise. They sang their stories. I love that!

In the film there was an 11-year-old half-cast Aboriginal orphan named Nallah (Brandon Walters) who constantly had to hide from authorities. Whenever he got separated from Lady Ashley (Nicole Kidman) he would tell her, “I’ll sing you to me.” It reminded me of the movie August Rush, about another orphan who sang his parents to him. I love music and I love stories, so obviously I loved this movie! Anyway, it got me thinking once again about the power of story.

My current story is that I am unemployed looking for my right and perfect place. But that isn’t really my story. I am an adopted child, so I guess I could relate in a way with Nallah, but that isn’t really my story either. My story is that I am a wonderful, spiritual being evolving and constantly learning in this human existence, and, in turn, teaching others what I learn. That’s why I am a minister, and I guess that’s why I’ve chosen to blog…to share the story. So, what is your story? You can click on comments and tell me yours….

Friday, November 28, 2008


Yesterday was Thanksgiving and as many others did, I spent the day with friends, ate lots of food, and thought about the ways in which I am grateful. I also wrote my first blog. I just love this new technology! I guess it isn’t quite that new, but since I’m just getting on board it is new for me.

In the past I have sent out letters of gratitude to my friends letting them know how thankful I was that they were a part of my life. I didn’t do that this year. I’ve been preoccupied with finding a job, I guess. However, thanksgiving and gratitude doesn’t just happen one day a year. One can be thankful any day, and in fact it can be and should be never ending.
So, on this day after Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all of my friends and their never ending support.

I have lots of friends and I won’t list them all here, except Peggy, because she has her own blog and you might want to check her out: at Thank you Peggy for being there whenever I need you and for including me as a part of your family. I love that I get to be “Aunt Cindy” to your granddaughter Kaitlyn. God has truly given me the sister I always wanted.

But to all of my friends, and my family too…way too numerous to mention…I thank each of you for always loving me, for supporting me, and for seeing me at my best even when I’m not. My love and gratitude for each of you is vast and never ending. Thank you, thank you, thank you…

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Neverending Story

I truly believe that life is a never ending story. I just wish it didn’t feel like it sometimes. We are an evolving process and we keep learning lessons and hopefully we keep evolving. We are never finished. Even when we lay these bodies down, we are not finished. Who we are didn’t start with these human bodies and it doesn’t end when we transcend these bodies. It is comforting to know that life continues and doesn’t end. However… there are times when an ending might be just what one needs.

I have been unemployed since August and looking for work for quite a few months before that. It is Thanksgiving, and I still feel no closer to finding a job or to knowing my future. I have been hanging out in “the void” since February. It is not a very comfortable place to spend time. It feels like a never ending story. It feels like a story that is dragging on and on and on with no end in sight.

The interesting thing is that I’m not panicked. I know somewhere deep inside of me that everything will be fine. Well, maybe I have moments of panicking. There is that other “small” part of me that wants to worry and fret that my unemployment will run out before I find a job, but the “Higher” part of me trusts that all will unfold in perfect Divine Order and Divine Timing.

Maybe there is some shift that needs to happen inside of me before I can find that job. Maybe I need to let go of my attachment to my past and even to my present. While I am waiting for this new chapter in my life’s story, perhaps there is yet some completion to be done to this present one before I can close it and continue the story elsewhere. I am open, I am willing. Just show me what needs to be done. In the meantime, I keep turning a new page everyday and watching and waiting for the story to unfold. Even after this “job” chapter gets revolved….the story will continue and continue and continue…