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A month before this night, when I heard that Oprah was going to speak in Edmonton, a little whisper said: "You should attend." So glad I heeded the call because what Oprah had to say, I needed to hear especially this January, six or so months before you-know-what.
So what did I need to hear? I needed to hear about Glory, Joy and Peace, about who we've all been called to live, thrive and contribute. Find out what your gift/job is and share it in service to others.
My whole adult life, I've wondered if I was in the right place, doing the right thing, working at the right job. I just kept plugging on and on the way, I met/taught hundreds of wonderful and less wonderful people, some I still stay in touch with, but I shared a little piece of who I am with all of them and I know that I helped some of them along their way.
In the last ten years, although I have done less teaching, I have still had/have the opportunity to mentor, to accompany, to encourage, to listen to, to give feedback to...
Today, when I have the opportunity to introduce A to B whether it be a person to a person or a person to a thing, an idea, another person, it gives me a thrill to know that I have helped someone along their way.
That is what An Evening With Oprah gave me, it was the validation I needed, to know that I've been in the right place/job all along, doing the right thing, for ME, and that I will probably continue to do so because that is my calling.
Here are some Oprah tidbits that I will pursue:
1. The Soul's Code by James Hillman
2. What is purpose? The Spirit seeking expression.
3. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul - Invictus
4. "I am so tired." Watch the way you language yourself. Change your own narrative.
5. Do all you can do, and then let it go.