Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Serendipity - 1 choice and where it led me

Such a fun word. Wikipedia translation states: "Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated"

I've had such a profound serendipitous experience I had to share it with you today in hopes of you recognizing when it comes into your life or maybe you can look back and see when it has or maybe you want to pull it in for yourself - but beware you may be given something entirely different than what you are looking for. There is always something we can learn from our experiences.

2 years ago I went to Omega in Rhinebeck, NY to study with Debbie Ford for 5 days on The Shadow process. There were about 60 of us there. 1 woman left because of the intensity and a handful of others were 'put' there because the program they signed up for had been cancelled. Hmm... serendipity for them! And gosh, what a place to be put without warning!!

One evening I sat next to a woman (Alyse Rynor) who also went to The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. We had that in common, the belief in Debbie's work, and the desire to make change in our lives. We spent that evening doing a couple of exercises together and then the rest of the week just "hello's" in passing. If you are familiar with Debbie's work it is very deep and intimate; many of us became very close through those days and came to the end of the week different than when we entered.

Last year I was released from the corporate job I held for 12 years. It was a relief for me because my heart was truly being called to do pursue Health Counseling and Intuitive Energy Healing. Little did I know what else was in store for me!

A few months after my release I connected with Alyse through Facebook - a few of us from that week connected there (how great is Facebook for that?!). After that week at Omega Alyse decided to continue her studies with the Debbie Ford Institute to become an Integrative Coach. She contacted me to see if I'd be willing to participate in her program as she finished her certification. Sure!

Looking back now I see how that one event changed my life this year. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go through the Blue Print program with Alyse - which got me on TV! Shortly after that I did (finishing up now) the "Spiritual Divorce" program. Nope, I've never been married and didn't go through a marital divorce, but I have divorced some old beliefs and behaviors that were keeping me from living an extraordinary life.

I'm coming into 2010 looking at life with a new set of eyes, a different perspective, feeling lighter, stronger, and more confident than I ever have! Looking back it was the decision to study at Omega that this serendipitous meeting occurred. I encourage you to see where you are holding yourself back, where are you saying "no", where you are waiting have enough money, lose some weight, get a better job, *insert self defeating decision here* - those times may not come. Could 1 decision to let go and say "yes" open your life up to possibilities you couldn't have ever imagined?

Take a look at Alyse's work and see if it feels right for you. She is in Chicago and the phone work we've done together has been seamless.

If you are looking for some face to face coaching, get in touch with me. The work I do is similar and a collaboration of education and personal experience. I'm happy to talk with you to see if what I do is a good match for your personal growth and healing.

So, if you are ready to live an extraordinary life, perhaps this is your serendipitous moment.

Live Large!

PS I'd love to hear about your serendipitous moments - please share below.

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