Fast forward to setting up the first phone call of a brand new project. In the week prior to the first phone call, I knew — I had glimpses of how I wanted the call to flow and had some ideas jotted down. I felt that the calls would be an ongoing journey addressing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual areas of our lives in whatever area the participants needed at that time for the goals that had been set. We were actually going to put all of the blocks together that were stopping them from reaching their goals and then have a healing session to release and clear those blocks. At that point, we could prepare and plan a new vision.
Yet I still didn’t know the script. I couldn’t see the whole plan laid out from the beginning to the end. I didn’t want to force anything and I knew that that was not the energy I wanted for the class, the participants or for myself. And I knew in creating projects in the past, the results were not ideal by a long shot!
The night before the first call, I prayed and asked God, “This is the last day! I have got to have a plan here. Something needs to be in place. I can’t just wing it. I can’t just come to the call not knowing what to say. Everyone needs a foundation of security to be able to get what they need.” With that prayer request in my heart, I went to bed. I got up the next morning, came into my office and started working on the agenda for the call as best as I could.
Soon my daughter woke up, went to the kitchen and started fixing her breakfast. I felt guided to join her near the kitchen while she was cooking. My guidance, my intuition was to sit at the table across from the bar where she was and talk to her about my call happening later that night. I see some of the challenges that she has in staying focused and being organized and these are some of the areas I felt would be covered in the class later on.
I opened up the space for us to begin a conversation. I was very gentle with her because I knew that this conversation was not of solely my doing. I was a participant and so was she, in something greater than what the eye could see. So I wanted to be careful not to discourage her in any way. I asked questions and she willingly answered. I shared thoughts about the people that I wanted to serve during the call and some of the circumstances that they could be going through.
It was obvious to me that we both felt safe enough to have this conversation. It was like I was having an out of body experience. I was watching us have this conversation while I was participating with her in the conversation. I took notes and jotted down the questions that I asked along with her answer. I was amazed at the ease of our conversation. I was gifted with so much more understanding and clarity. It was like I was transcribing the words which would become the guidelines for the class syllabus.
I was amazed. I was thrilled. I was in awe. I was in a place of being able to witness my own creative process as it was evolving. I understood what would be needed for the students and for myself. Activities of different learning styles would be included — auditory, kinesthetic, and visual. I was so grateful for all of the information that I had received, the answers to my prayer. I wore a smile on my face knowing I had been heard and the answers were showing themselves to me right then and there. At the conclusion of our conversation, I thanked her and told her that she was my first student and in this class I appreciated her so very much — her time, the discussion, the work, her input and feedback. Invaluable.
I was so happy with this fresh new inspiration!