I’m glad to be home after an amazing, miracle-filled 15 days of travel with Dr. Charles Geddes. One of my favorite things about traveling with Charles (besides all the laughing) is that we begin each day with a prayer of intention. The miracles that follow are remarkable! Skies light up. Roads clear. Bears, bison, birds, and bunnies greet us. And swimsuits are 75% off! These are just some of the demonstrations of how our thoughts and intentions create our reality. You don’t have to call it prayer if that word bothers you. Simply taking a moment to be still and setting an intention before beginning any activity will produce miraculous results. I was given the opportunity to see this again during the 41st Annual Big Sky Retreat, the longest running metaphysical retreat in the world!
I’ve been facilitating Family Constellations Workshops for over 3 years now, and this was my third year doing them in Big Sky. It surprised me when I felt nervous and a bit flustered before my first presentation on Sunday. I arrived an hour early to set the sacred space, open the four directions of the Native American Medicine Wheel, and invite the ancestors in, as I do before every workshop. Despite these preparations, I still felt a bit “off.” That’s when two dear friends from the Satya Center in Ogden, UT strolled in for an impromptu visit. Rev. Ali Benjamin and her husband Michael were on their way to another workshop, but when they saw me setting up they stopped in to say hello. I’m so glad they did! Ali could tell I was not myself. Both she and Michael asked if there was anything they could do to help me. I thought about it for a moment, and then realized there was something they could do. I asked them to pray with me.
The three of us stood hand in hand as Michael began a beautiful prayer of allowance and grace before passing the word to Ali who blessed the workshop and all who would be attending. It was wonderful and exactly what I needed to come back to center. I’m happy to report the workshop was fantastic and full of healing and transformation. Ali and Michael were the answers to my unspoken prayer that afternoon. It was a great reminder of the power of prayer and intention. When we have eyes to see and ears to hear, everything we need is provided for us (sometimes even before we ask.)
Another great moment happened during my second workshop the following day. As a resolution was beginning to unfold in the constellation, I glanced out the tall picture windows of the meeting room. Big, white, fluffy snowflakes were falling outside. It was breathtakingly beautiful! That was definitely a first for me during a constellation. The synchronicities in that particular constellation were incredible. After the workshop, one participant asked me, “Does that kind of thing happen every time, John?’ I answered, “Pretty much!” It never ceases to amaze me how everything is connected and has meaning when we come together to do Family Constellations. I am very aware that there is a power much greater than me at work orchestrating it all.
That same benevolent power, whatever we choose to call it, is not limited to Family Constellations Workshops. Doing this work for as long as I have has helped me to see more clearly than ever that this force is also at play in all aspects of my life. If you’d like some assistance seeing evidence of this, now is the time to attend a Family Constellations Workshop or schedule a private session in person, by phone, or via Skype from anywhere in the world. Life Coaching will also help you gain a broader perspective and help you trust the benevolent flow of life. Please look around my new website for more information about both. You’ll save money by registering for an upcoming workshop and paying in advance too!
Until next time, remember to take a quiet moment before you begin any activity. Set an intention. Then let the Universe conspire in your favor to make it happen beyond your wildest dreams.