6,150 Newsletter #1
August 10, 2002
Yea! My first NEWSLETTER!
I am happy to report that I will be taking a trip across America beginning this Monday August 12! I will be shooting a documentary on unusual jobs that people love to do whose philosophy or belief system is uplifting and helping mankind.
I must say the response to my journey from family and friends over the past week has been very interesting and indicative of where each person is in his or her own journey in life. I have heard everything! Here are some of them:
Finally, I spoke to one of my dearest friends who had known me for years and knows my personality very well. She prepared me for "reality" and mishaps that may happen on my sojourn. I must say I did take head to her advice and delay the trip by one week so as not to forget anything. I am the adventurous, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type and she is the be-prepared-for-everything type. She is a good friend to have, especially when I need to make sure that I know how to use a video camera!
What initially inspired me to do this is that a couple of years ago, I was at a client's house for a birthday party. He requested that everyone bring an unusual clipping of a video, or a terrible piece of music that they had heard. One of his friends brought the greatest clipping I had ever seen. It was this video of a very elderly, southern African American gentleman, who wore a suit, tie and a gangster-looking hat who had trained his pigs to dance up to their food! This was his job!!
He would speak to these pigs and say "Soueee, move forward" and they would move forward. "Soueee back-up!" and they would back-up. He would continue these commands. He literally had these huge pigs dancing! He took his job of training these pigs very seriously. And I remember thinking, "What on earth inspires a person to train pigs to do such a thing?" The next thought was "I want to meet people like this! I never get to see things like this in Los Angeles." And I honestly felt like I had been missing out on new sights and adventures in the world. Perhaps I had become too much of a city slicker. I would say that this moment was the beginning of my new adventure. The seed had been planted!
Also, in the beginning of the summer, I stated to a few friends that I would travel across America and videotape people who had unusual jobs. But, as the summer began to pass, and I had obligations to my work, I soon forgot of the declaration of my adventure. I began to feel a restlessness as the summer progressed. And then, I got 'distracted' from my restless feelings by getting into an disagreement with a friend. Now looking back I realize that I was getting into this slight drama with him as to take the focus off of myself and my restlessness. And I remember his final words to me were "Monique, your higher self knows better than this. Let's let this rest. I am not going to go down this path with you!" And I, at that moment, I felt humiliated that someone had to remind me that I knew better. But, that is what friends are for and that's when I knew that there was something for me to do in my own life that I was avoiding.
I knew that I had hit the "nail on the head" when I woke up the following morning and remembered my original statement at the beginning of the summer of wanting to explore and travel. I knew that I must go! From my perspective, and from what I teach and believe, we attract exactly what we think and feel. I ask you the following questions:
My travels will take me to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Santa Fe,across the top part of Texas, then straight down to Dallas across into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and all the little towns in between. And then back along the 40 freeway -- I think, we'll see...
If you have a friend or family member who lives near where I will be venturing and whose job is very unusually, they love life and they would like to be interviewed call my office 310-589-1958 and let us know.
If you have friends that would like to follow the journey have them join the NEWSLETTER. Please send them to my site and have them sign up at www.moniqueguild.com.
The workshops will be postponed until I get back.
Follow your true heart's desire and live now. And spend quality time with friends and family now. This moment is all we really have!
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