My “journey” goes back much further than what is being shared here, however it was at this juncture in my life when I actively decided to create my life differently and the universe immediately supported and encouraged me every step of the way.
In January 2012, I found myself transitioning out of a six year co-created family with my boyfriend and his two sons. There were a lot of things up in the air to say the least (house, money, his children that lived with us, etc.) and I had no idea what was going to happen next, but I knew I had a choice as to how I got through it.
Right away, I started reading books and watching YouTube videos – looking for support, encouragement, soothing, comfort; really anything that would put me in a better frame of mind. At the time, I had literally one friend in this state, whom I seldom see or talk to, and no family here other than who I was living with. That said, one of the first things I started asking for in my mind was local girl friends and people that I could relate to who were on a path of bettering their lives. I even searched Google for support groups, though I wasn’t exactly sure of the kind of support group I was looking for.
Google led me to meetup.com and one of the first pages that came up really stood out with a waterfall and serene picture that looked so peaceful and soothing. I pondered it for a while, continued looking and then came back to it and joined. It’s important here to note that for the prior seven years, I barely left the house, let alone made any attempt to meet new people, so I wasn’t sure if I would really go to this meetup.
A couple of days later, I received an email from an acquaintance and in it was a link to an on-line radio broadcast. The link was to Constance Arnold’s show and the broadcast was for some man named Pete Adams who had written a book about changing your life for the absolute best. I listened to that broadcast and literally cried the entire time because I was so grateful just to hear this person’s story and to know that it IS possible. At the end of the show, Pete mentioned his web page and I immediately bought the book that day; in fact I bought the downloadable version so that I wouldn’t have to wait for delivery.
There was a hang-up with the download and I had to contact the people on the link to obtain my e-book. When I got an email back, the sender was Robin. I was elated at the thought that the wife of the author of this amazing book was sending me an email; and I was so excited and grateful once again, that I was getting the help I asked for. I wanted desperately to know that someone else out there had overcome “stuff” and that I would too. The communication was brief and I got the book and completed it by the following day.
In Visualfestation, Pete mentioned some of the books I was reading! He mentioned some of the exercises I was doing! I felt so much hope and possibility. It was that next day, after reading the book, that I decided I was definitely going to go to that meetup I had found, which was to happen that coming Saturday. It was also during those two days that I created MY crazy goals and they were HUGE (for me).
Fast forward to Saturday….the meetup was amazing for many reasons but to me the most astounding one that day was that the author of the book I had just read (Visualfestation) was at the meetup!!!! Pete was a member of THAT meetup and I had no idea (clearly I had not looked at any of the profiles of the other members)! UNBELIEVABLE! I met him briefly that day and told him I had purchased the book and thanked him for writing it.
The next few months were very challenging at times. We had decided that my now ex-boyfriend and one son would remain in our home until the end of the school year. I had no idea how I was going to get through that but I KNEW I wanted a peaceful and loving transition for us all. There were a lot of details that had to be worked out and there were times that I really didn’t see it coming together. One Saturday, I was having a lot of doubts about everything and Pete happened to be at the meetup so I asked him, “What do you do when it seems like it’s not working or the things you want aren’t happening “? He told me that’s when he kept moving, stayed focused on what he wanted and told doubt “NO”. He said you just do it and keep doing it and believe that it is happening because it IS; even when it doesn’t look like it. So I did.
In January, we had approximately $3,000.00, one vehicle, a lease on a house and while there was some money coming in, it wasn’t enough to do what needed to be done for everyone in this situation so we (ex-boyfriend and I) focused. We focused on multiple streams of revenue. We focused on peace and love through our transition. We focused on a vehicle for me so that we would each have one. We focused on him finding a new place to live where he was happy. Within one week, we both had a new opportunity for immediate income and took it. My vehicle showed up in March. He ended up moving out of state to the perfect place and we still communicate regularly with peace and love. The details are much more than what I have accounted for here and there were MANY MANY miracles along the way and more happen every day.
At some point, several months later, Robin (Pete’s wife) showed up at the meetup for the first time. She shared with us that she had recently chosen a new path for herself. When I met her, I was so excited because all those months before, she was like a life-line to me. In one simple email response to me, she was able to give me comfort and hope that I would be better than just ok. She didn’t even know it.
Today, one year later, I still do everything in Pete’s book and more. My business is growing more every day. I have purchased my first home. I have the BEST local girl friends that I spend time with regularly and I have my meetup where I am surrounded by like-minded people. I get more confirmations every day from the universe that I am always exactly where I’m supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing. Sometimes things seem a little scary to me or uncertain and that is when I let go, believe and trust that everything is always working for my highest good. It’s amazing what happens when you ask, set your intentions, focus on your desires and believe.
I am so grateful to share my experience. I am so grateful for all the tools I have been exposed to and use in my life. I am so grateful for Pete and Robin and that they have had the courage to live their lives to the fullest, sharing with others these amazing gifts.