6,150 Newsletter #4
September 19, 2002
Hope all is well!
I've been in New Orleans for three weeks. My family lives here. I was supposed to be here for three days! That is the Big Easy for you!!
If you would have told me...
... "Monique, pack you and your dogs up, travel across the country and shoot a documentary on people who have unusual jobs and uplifting stories-- and doing this will re-unite you with your family -- especially you and your Dad..."
... your Dad will bring over his two dogs and they will meet your two dogs and this will be the reason you initially get together
... he will invite your ex-step mother and yourself out for lunch.... and at lunch your Dad will ask "so, what is this project you are working on?" in a VERY skeptical tone and you will proceed to tell him... and for the next hour and a half the only thing he will speak about is all the unusual jobs of people he knows (and have tons of cards in his wallet -- so we can call them right then and there!)
... that I would get to hear him say to these people "this is my daughter, she is working on a documentary and you may be a perfect person for her to interview..."
... that we would meet for coffee and discuss the project
... that he will call you and ask if I've interviewed so and so yet?
... that I will get to celebrate my birthday with my Dad and the rest of the family
I would have said, "This is impossible. You don't understand, we haven't had a relationship in 13 years." Oh, how I would have been so very mistaken -- and what terrible projection into the future!! I have no idea what the Universe has in store for me. My part is to ask for guidance and go for my visions -- that is it. The rest is revealed very clearly only when I fully stay present in the moment. And get any naysayers out of my head or the ones that are in physically present!!
God, The Universe, Intuition, whatever you choose to call IT -- this amazing force that works in very mysterious ways, that seems to be working with absolutely no rhyme or reason -- is working perfectly for our highest good, sometimes it is just hard to see it and understand.
If someone had asked me what one of my greatest visions in the world would be for myself it would be everything that has been listed above. But, I could have never ever planned it or tried to figure it out -- how to MAKE it happen.
TRUST...Trusting in our "callings", "visions", "dreams" is more important than I could have ever realized. No matter how kooky that dream may seem to be!
A very wise lady said to me years ago "If they are still breathing, there is always hope for a miracle to take place." And I said to this women.."you don't understand. This won't happen for me."
How very wrong I was.
I almost missed this because I got scared in one of the cities I was visiting. Really scared. I wanted to turn back. But, I reviewed my original goals and I put a Newsletter out to you and I got so much support to keep moving forward and I Thank You so very much -- I would have missed a miracle!
In my journal on July 30, 2002 I wrote......"I miss my Dad. Maybe I have to learn this particular lesson over and over again because I'm trying to heal the mistake I feel I made with him.....13 years ago."
Who knew just a few weeks latter I would get to make a living apology. An apology in action -- not words -- I had tried "words" -- it didn't work. This is God in my life.
If you have a dream in your life... whether it be to reunite with a family member, write a poem, paint, raise children...if it is truly your desire, truly in your heart more than anything else..I believe it is a God given desire and it is meant to come to fruition.... But, we must TRUST and have faith and NO MATTER WHAT keep moving forward!
I interviewed this amazing women in Picayune, MS. Her name is Flo. Flo was diagnosed with cancer 17 years ago. The doctors did what they could and then told her to go home and get her affairs in order. The cancer had metastasized all over her body. She had three months (at best) to live. She said to the doctor after receiving the news, "You don't understand, I don't have time to die! I've got three children to raise and too much to do!" 17 years latter she is a realtor and helps homeless people buy homes. People that literally live on the street. She helps teach them about pride in ownership. She has done the impossible. She said to me, "Monique, when 'they' think I'm crazy -- I get HAPPY." I get HAPPY with the Lord and I move forward!! Flo has more goals and dreams then I have ever run across -- and I mean big ones!!"
I know I'm on the right path even though at times it sure is challenging. When I go within I can't go wrong.
I leave New Orleans tomorrow (Sept. 20) and head for Little Rock, AR. I'm making my way to Sedona. I will be in Los Angeles by the end of the month. This has been one amazing journey and I Thank you so much for sharing it with me...........it has been worth every mile I have traveled!!
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