Day 37

We have been here less than a week, though it feels like months. I love this city. I love my husband even more. I have had the opportunity to see his hustle in action and I am more than impressed. This man is truly favored of God. The opportunities are so ripe here that I would be ashamed if I could not thrive here.

We have pounded the pavement and networked like nobody’s business. There have been many ups and a few downs, yet through it all we are grounded. This challenge has stirred up a few gifts and talents in us and has placed us in a position to really live life as we have imagined it.

When fear or discontent arises we subdue and master it quickly. We stand as a united front in the face of obstacles and those obstacles have to flee. I am thankful to all of my life struggles and heartaches of the past. If I never experienced them then, then I would not be able to appreciate this stage in my life.

I did not fully realize the importance of placement until I arrived here in DC. In Atlanta I struggled hard to position myself in a place to thrive and fulfill my purpose. My vision for my life and my environment were at odds with each other. I love Atlanta for preparing me to thrive in the right environment and now that I am here I am ready to roll.

As soon as we hit the city on Sunday, my spirit felt as if it exhaled after holding its breath for 10+ years. I knew I was where I was supposed to be for this leg of my journey. The very things that we requested of God were almost dropped in our laps. We move at the pulse of the city. We blend into its diversity. We learn from its elders and are ready to share what we have to offer.

The most valuable blessing we have received is the gift of being centered. We are not moved to the left or the right. We have grown closer to ourselves and each other. Most importantly we have grown closer to God.

If you are reading this I hope to inspire you to be fiercely proactive in pursuing whatever it is that your heart is longing for. Stop waiting on God to do the work for you and just begin somewhere. The Laws of the Universe will begin to draw you to the very thing you seek and you will be that much closer to being whole. I love you!

Aum Shantih Shantih Shantihi

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The day has come! It is time to hit the road. I’m on my way DC! Willie Nelson, Ledisi and Jill Scott are playing on my mental ipod. Willie is crooning “On the road again…”, Ledisi suavely sings “Life can bring you through many changes; its alright” and Jill”s saucy and sassy lyrics bounce through my head, “I’m living my life like its golden!” These are high times for the Whitman clan.

One month into the challenge to change my life and the momentum is astounding. I am ready! Jon is ready and the funny thing is that we do not have a rock solid plan. Everything is written in pencil (ok maybe crayon!). We are seeking to be feathers on the breath of God and enjoy the adventure. Either we trust Him or we don’t. Besides, our plans rarely go as planned.

As Jon & I let go of control, and a huge percentage of our belongings, and go with God’s flow, we feel a sense of jublent peace within ourselves and with each other. I am so very thankful that my husband is as adventurous as I am. Most imporantly, he is intune with God and his higher self. I can not imagine being called out into the world with a reluctant, scared, non believing partner. Thank you Jon Jon! Muah!

I encourage all of you to be proactive in fulfilling your goals and dreams. The positive energy you create will draw the resources that you need and create the opportunities that you want. I am so close to my life altering opportunity. Let’s see how this flows.

Aum Shantih Shantih Shantihi

Day 15

Today I watched God  keep to His word. As I stay focused on Him and keep moving forward in what comes organically to me, He continues to make provisions for me. The obstacles that arose became blessings and confirmation that I am on the right path. I do not have much to say on this day other than Hallelujah!

Aum Shantih Shantih Shantihi

Day eight

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Ah! The dawn of a new life is peaking over the horizon. I have clarity about where I am currently in life and where I want to be. This revelation is somewhat bittersweet. I realize that I am getting ready to leave behind a comfortable, albeit dysfunctional, lifestyle and with it a number of people.

However, I am ready to do it. I can’t allow anyone or anything else to fill the pages of my life for me anymore. At the end of my life, I have to give an accounting for the life I lived and the decisions that I have made. With that said, I boldly press forward towards the life that I truly want to live. I take with me only, myself, my husband (if he so choses), and my God. For this journey, it is best to pack light.

Within this year a lot has changed for me. Most noticeably my spiritual expression and my relationships with God, myself and my husband have changed. I am more at peace with myself and work to maintain the balance between what is desirable in me and what is not.

I have embraced my intuition more instead of ignoring it. I care less what people think of me and my decisions or even how I worship God. Distancing myself from negative people has been the most liberating feeling thus far. I feel as though my spirit can breathe. I am finding my center!

This 100 day challenge has been a blessing to me so far. Through the rough patches of this past week have bloomed some of the most exotic plants ever in my life. I am hooked. I want more. This life is too rich to miss. I have got to go experience it. Thank God that my husband is a natty nomad as well. The world is calling him as well. We are on the move!

Aum Shantih Shantih Shantihi

 

Day six

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Yesterday was amazing! I dub myself a networking dynamo. I had two meetings yesterday, both dealing with the entertainment industry. As a freelance writer, here was where I needed to be to maintain this inertia toward success. My networking and fearless confidence in my talent has afforded me an opportunity to sustain myself with my talent and passion.

Developing the habits of prayer, meditation, yoga and self-awareness are paying off instantly and handsomely. Prayer connects me with my Source, my Creator. In this time, I allow God to know how much I love Him and appreciate His generosity. My husband and I pray together as well. This has allowed us to deepen our intimacy with each other. As we come together and communicate with God, we also let Him know that He is not only welcome in our relationship, but that He is the nucleus.

In our vows we stated that we believed that what God has joined together, no man may tear asunder. It is he who ministers to us when we are battle-weary and ready to throw in the towel. It is He that nudges us to get outside of ourselves and seek for change or resolution. He reminds us of our vow to each other and Him.

This conversation with God also becomes directed inward as I meditate. I acknowledge that God tabernacles within me. I do not need to look outward to seek after God, He is within me. All His knowledge and power are within me, and you! As I steal away to myself and meditate through yoga, I tap into that fearless, self-aware Yolanda. I begin to understand myself and my place in this world. I fall into my place within my marriage and I allow my husband to fit comfortably in his as well.

Yesterday showed me that waiting for God to do all the work is absurd. He has already done His part. All that is left to do is to move.  Take positive steps forward with confidence. Trust that the path has been laid out under your feet, and STEP. You have my word that you can trust God.

Be at peace today & know that I love you!

Aum Shantih Shantih Shantihi

Day One

My, my, my! Today has been a great day. I feel my strength multiplying. My fearlessness sounding her battle cry and my body gearing up for take off. I have been studying from Wallace D. Wattles and Paramhansa Yogananda and I must say that these great men have profoundly changed my life. Both authors have allowed me to rekindle my relationship with my higher self.

I am stripped bare from my excuses. There is no longer shackles on my feet preventing me from going the distance. I have begun to premeditate the murder of my pseudo self and I am feeling a sense of exhilaration coursing through my veins. My senses are heightened and my heart is beating faster. She won’t know what hit her!

I am anxious to know this higher me and forge an eternally intimate relationship with her. Life is good, though it about to become better.

Aum Shantih, Shantih, Shantihi