I had an unexpected opportunity this week to once again move past my comfort zone. By the way, in case you didn’t know, that’s where miracles happen. I was scheduled to be the platform assistant for the Wednesday Night Experience at Unity of Houston. This person welcomes everyone, reads the announcements, and guides the love offering after the message. When I woke up on Wednesday, I found out Rev. Jeanmarie wasn’t feeling well. She asked if I would be willing to share a message in her place. I have given talks in other communities, but this would be the first time at Unity of Houston. I’ll be honest, it brought up some fear.
That fear wanted me to say “no thank you” and let one of the other Associate Ministers share the message. Then I remembered something that happened 5 years ago just two weeks before my first Big Sky Retreat in Montana. I was planning to attend with my friend and mentor, Dr. Charles Geddes, who has been on the Board of Directors since the retreat began in 1976. There was a last-minute schedule change and Charles asked me if I would be willing to present a workshop. In typical mischievous and loving Charles fashion, he told me that he had already sent my photo to the printer to be included in the program so I’d better say “yes” and come up with a title and description for my workshop quickly. It freaked me out a little bit, but I knew I had to say “yes” to this gift from the Universe. I’m so glad I did because that answer has blessed me many times over in a multitude of ways.
When I had to make a similar decision on Wednesday morning, I knew the only answer that I would feel good about in the long run was “yes.” The good news was I had less than 12 hours to fret about it. I already had a full day of yoga, coaching, and constellations sessions scheduled, so there was no time for fear. I decided to tell the story of my first experience with Family Constellations, share a little bit about its origins and philosophy, and then end with my own recent experience of inherited family trauma. Backstage, I asked Spirit to give me the words that would be most beneficial to everyone listening, and then I read my go-to prayer from A Course in Miracles:
I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal. T-2.V.A.18
I repeat this prayer before every workshop, coaching session, and event I do to get my “self” with a little “s” out of the way and let my Higher Self with a capital “S” lead the way. If the words “Him” and “He” in this prayer don’t sit well with you for any reason, you can replace them with the word “Love.” Use whatever words resonate with you. The point is to know there is a power greater than ourselves that we can rely on to help us in any situation that brings up fear. Even though I was nervous, I feel really good about how everything flowed and came together that night. This experience was a great reminder to not get caught up in my head where fear and anxiety live and remain in my heart where love and trust are always waiting to flow.
If you could use some assistance moving through fear and anxiety, it would be my great honor to give you some tools to stay in your heart with a series of Life Coaching sessions based on the strong principles found in A Course in Miracles and other New Thought teachings. I offer 4, 8, and 12-week packages to suit your needs and budget. If you are curious about Family Constellations and would like to hear the stories I shared on Wednesday evening, you can watch a replay of the service on Facebook by clicking this link. Then join me for an upcoming workshop to experience this miraculous process for yourself. For more information about Life Coaching and Family Constellations, look around my website or send me an email.
Until next time, may you find yourself residing in your heart space more and more each day.