As you’ll read in Sam’s blog, she doesn’t remember exactly how we came to be friends, but thankfully for us, I have a have the memory of an elephant and can recall all the details of our introduction. After I gave my very first talk at church called “Wake Up”, Sam didn’t hesitate to come up to me and introduce herself. She said, “I’ve been trying to figure out how we were going to become friends, cause I could tell I was going to like you, but after hearing your talk – I knew it was time. My name is Sam.” And she was right! Funny thing is, I thought the same thing about her. I knew I was going to like her but didn’t want to be the first one to be vulnerable – because what if she wasn’t a great as I thought she might be?! Now that I’m super into being vulnerable, I push myself into saying “hey” or smiling first because the other person could be another Sam and I don’t ever want to let anyone that bright to pass me by. Now let’s learn more about this undercover angel!
Unity of Savannah, a center for spiritual awakening. This is where most of my REAL story begins. It’s where I feel back in love with myself, it’s where I learned the truth about Creator Spirit’s love; it’s where I met Jules and her family. I don’t recall ever introducing myself to Jules, but I do clearly remember telling her that if she ever needed a babysitter for Julian all she had to do was say so. I have never in my life, seen someone get so excited about someone, let alone a stranger, offering to babysit. It is so totally Jules that I knew almost instantly that she was part of my soul family; I was exactly where I was supposed to be, surrounded by the exact people that I needed in my life.
It’s only been within the last year, that I’ve realized some of my potential. A fraction of it even. I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I think about how far I’ve come in such a short amount of time. Of course, a year is not forever, but sometimes it feels like forever. The end of 2015 was a very spiritually, emotionally, financially, and mentally challenging time for me. I got even more in depth with my yoga practice and things came up for me. I was faced with “who I was” and who I REALLY was. That realization kicked me to the edge of the proverbial curb and made me stop and rethink everything I was doing, everything I was saying, and take inventory of every part of my life. In other words, my world went from being comfortable to being completely turned upside down and (what I believed at the time) unforgiving. But I refused to give up. I refused to let “the let down” get to me. I refused to not be something more. I was determined to not let myself down, to keep fighting, and to figure out a way to be the happiness in my life.
Flash forward to 2016 around this time, because really it’s not been that long ago. I just became a member of Unity of Savannah. I’m fancy! I got a certificate to prove it. This church, if that’s what you want to call it. I don’t really vibe with the word church so much anymore. I feel like it brings the energy down… alas, we call it church because on Sundays, that’s what you do. – You go to church. I digress. This building, this community that has been built inside, the family that is within those walls, the energy that everyone brings is so heart warming. If there is ever a Sunday I feel “not up to it” or like I can’t, I go. I go because I know, those souls, those hugs, that warm love light energy, is going to be so tangible that I will leave knowing I’m loved, I am cared for, and I am blessed. That is one of the main most important reasons I became a member. I want others to feel that love. I want to be someone who loves another until they are able to love themselves. It happens. It’s not all a cliché. I was (and still am) loved until I was able to love myself and that’s part of my purpose. My goal in life is to love in exchange for knowing that love is within each human being.
I’m not sure if I make sense out loud. I know I make sense inwardly. I know it because when I think these thoughts or read through what I’ve just written, my heart warms up and I can literally feel my body temperature elevate. I get a warm washing of light all over my being and I know, that I’m in love. I’m in love with myself. I’m in love with who I truly am, with the person I used to think I was, and the person I have yet to even come into contact with. I know I am destined for greatness, I feel it in my bones. I have been set on a goal since I can remember. .. No matter what I do, I want to make a difference. I am going to make a difference in this world. All it takes is ONE person to spark a movement. I am sparking my movement and I am making a change. I hope you’ll find this a tad bit interesting enough to be the spark in your own life and in your dream of a world and be the change you want in the world, be the change you want in yourself, and be the change for GOOD.