I just came back from a wonderful trip to Richmond, Virginia. They say “Virginia is for Lovers” and I believe it’s true. There is an abundance of loving people there. Not only did I receive Love from the friends I made during last year’s visit, I also felt a warm, loving welcome from the community at Unity of Bon Air and all those that attended my Family Constellations Workshops. If you are in the Richmond area, do yourself a favor and visit this amazing spiritual community. I returned home with an overflowing heart.
On Sunday, I had the honor of being the Guest Speaker at Unity of Bon Air for both the 9 and 11 AM services. On the drive to the church, my ego started chattering that perhaps the meditation I planned to share was too “woo woo” for this audience. During this meditation, I guide listeners through a process of letting go of heavy thoughts until eventually they float up to the clouds and dance with angels. As we approached the church, my concerns melted away. There, directly in front of the Unity of Bon Air sign, stood a beautiful angel statue glowing in the morning light. I’m pretty sure she was there to tell me it was okay to mention angels during the meditation. But just in case I missed it, at least a dozen more angel statues were waiting for me when I took a stroll through the spectacular meditation garden behind the church. If any doubts still remained, inside the church, three gorgeous angel paintings adorned the wall leading to the sanctuary. Yes, I was pretty sure this audience would be fine with the image of dancing angels.
Since this was my first time speaking at a church, I was understandably a bit nervous. From the moment I walked into the building I could feel the presence of Love and my fears began to dissipate. Happy music greeted me from the sanctuary where the music team was rehearsing. My lovely host, Gail, brought me in to meet them and to show me where I would be speaking. Imagine my delight to hear the choir singing “I’m Looking for a Miracle!” I certainly didn’t have to look far for one! In between the two services I had the chance to speak with the Music Director, the remarkably talented Claudia Carawan. I told her how perfect her song selections were and assumed she knew that I was A Course in Miracles student. Apparently Claudia is as intuitive as she is talented because she did not know! (I encourage you to visit her website and check out her music. Her voice and lyrics will make your heart smile.)
It truly was amazing to see how many things Spirit arranged to help me feel at home and at peace. The angels. The miracle song. The wonderful people I met before the service. Even the walls in the sanctuary made me feel at home. They were the same color as the walls at Bridges of Wellness in Fort Lauderdale where I lead workshops and classes. In her opening remarks, Rev. Joyce Fisher Pearce spoke about seeing a production of The Lion King the day before, and how much she loved it. I had to laugh because when I worked at Disney World, I operated puppets in many different parades and shows based on the The Lion King. The Circle of Life was still circling!
After more beautiful music, it was time for me to share the meditation and the message for the first service. I was amazed at how easily the words flowed. In fact, I was shocked when the sound technician gave me the signal that fifteen minutes had passed. The time flew by! Then it occurred to me why I felt so little fear despite this being my first time speaking at a church. Fear and Love are opposites. As the Course teaches, they represent mutually exclusive thought systems. Since my heart was full of Love, there simply wasn’t room for anything else. By the second service, my heart was bursting. I feel so blessed to have been given this experience. Now I understand more deeply that fear and Love can never co-exist. If you have one, you can’t have the other. It’s just not possible. Thank you, Virginia, and all the Lovers who live there, for this lesson and all the Love you shared so freely! I’m still glowing.
Are you having a difficult time letting go of fear and filling your heart with Love? Life Coaching and Family Constellations both give you tools to broaden your perspective and help you let go of fear. When you do this, Love naturally pours in. Please join me for an upcoming Family Constellations Workshop or schedule a private session in person or by phone. You can learn more about Family Constellations and the four, six, and eight week Life Coaching programs I offer by visiting my website.
Until next time, may your cup (and your heart) runneth over with Love so there is no room for fear…