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Which Sector do you most identify with?
What led you to believe in Oneness?...
Neale Donald Walsh invited us to have our own conversation with God and I asked this: "All these beliefs work well for someone who lives in Denver, CO, USA but what about all the children of the world that seem to be born just to die of starvation?" and God said, "The understanding of Oneness is sooo critical to humankind that until you get that you are the ones allowing that to happen to all of you, it will continue to be."
If life is an Earth School (Gary Zukav) and being in 5th grade doesn't make you any better than being in 1st grade, you are just in 5th grade, what grade are you in?...
Getting a Masters in Life.
Briefly describe your journey to this point...
I started learning what Spirituality was just 15 years ago, altho I had always had a strong faith and loved being Episcopalian. I started going to Mile Hi and my understanding of God has expanded tremendously as I found to be true what I had always known in my heart. My absolutely favorite think is personal growth and believe that expanding our awareness of what is already out there is what life is really all about.
What movements are you involved in that brought you here?...
Association for Global New Thought, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Humanity's Team, Shift Network, Thrive
Describe your Formal Education...
Computer Science major, database programmer for 30 years, did software training and web editor for the last 10 years. Met my husband on Matchmaker.com. 2nd life - I attended a "Divine Purpose Journey" weekend about 14 years ago and got that my divine purpose was to "Find a way to have compassion for and help heal (reveal) perpetrators because until we do, we will just continue to treat victims of abuse. Perpetrators are just victims one generation removed". Based to my 1st life, my reaction to this purpose was "WHAT!! I had heard a statistic that 95% of people who were in prisons and were prostitutes had been abused as children and thought that is a huge social ill and the social cost of not finding a solution is incalculable. BUT WHAT CAN I DO? So following my heart, I found a Self-Esteem, Conflict Resolution and Parenting presentation that felt right to me and became a certified trainer in them. Reinventing myself was the most fun I have ever had. I also have an "adopted" family in my presence that has given me ample opportunity to experience the pain of abuse second hand. Then I had to go back to work in computers for a few years and wondered what that was all about. Barbara has taken away all excuses for not fulfilling my purpose, too old now, too busy... so I keep following my heart knowing that Divine Right Timing and Divine Right Action are in play and all I have to do is get up every morning and say "Yes" to the Universe.
Describe your Personality...
The Invitation by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human. It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.” It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments. By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming, from the book The Invitation published by HarperONE, San Francisco, 1999 All rights reserved
Describe your Essence...
Queen Clarion in the first six minutes of "Tinker Bell, The Movie" is my Essence. She gives me wings, teaches me to fly and helps me find my talent, my gift to the world.