Although it happened several years ago, I remember it like yesterday. One of the worst blizzards in Colorado Springs history and I was caught in the middle of it that Sunday night. Home was about 60 miles north and the roads were frozen with black ice. I called most every hotel in the area to find a room, but even the Broadmoor, a five star hotel, was booked as everyone was afraid to drive that frigid evening. I had no choice, I had to head home.
As I slowly entered the freeway, my adrenaline rose as I felt my tires lose traction. Cars were sliding off the freeway uncontrollably and abandoned cars outlined the road. Gripping the steering wheel, I said a brief prayer for all of the drivers and asked the Divine to keep us safe. My brain was racing which was the polar opposite of the meditative state I had been in earlier that day.
Earlier, I had been giving psychic, medium and intuitive counseling sessions at the Colorado Springs Metaphysical Celebration. I had immense gratitude as my psychic awareness was on high that weekend. I remember helping a woman determine how her brother died, helping a married couple reunite and helping people gain greater clarity into their life’s work. If you have had a medium reading with me, you know that is it easy for me to connect with your loved ones on the other side, but this was a rare occasion when I was also seeing loved ones on the other side walking to other psychics to greet their clients. It was Heaven on Earth. My heart was full.
The producers of the event required that all readers charge a nominal fee. I didn’t care; I was so fulfilled doing my life’s work and engaging with the Heavenly realm through direct experience with the Divine and my clients, that most everything else was secondary. As I packed-up my things up at the end of the event, I reflected on my values and the internal struggle that continued to plague my mind. You can likely relate to a similar experience of when you find yourself passionate about something deep within your soul that, at your core, you want to fully express and yet, you wrestle with the “practicalities” of life and how to find the balance.
As you may know, for years I had been a management consultant and executive coach to large Fortune 500 companies. I loved this work as well, but found myself out of balance as I didn’t have much of a life except for work. Management consulting was most of my bread and butter and very lucrative. I was a single mom supporting two children through school and college with two expensive homes. I didn’t have any back-up. The stakes were very high.
At the time, I was reorganizing a multibillion dollar company in Canada and there was a miscommunication between the project management firm and the client about the time I was going to devote to the project. I understood it to be half time while the project was requiring me to work 60 hours a week most of the time. The work was interfering with the time I could devote to my private counseling practice which I very much valued. I struggled as keeping my commitments is also one of my highest values. I communicated my struggle to the client with no response for quite a while. I thought if I left the project, I would be putting myself and kids at great risk financially and I didn’t want to negatively affect the project. I could lose my house. If I stayed on the project, I wouldn’t be focusing on what is most important to me – helping people uncover and express their Divine Spirit. I was torn. And then, on this subzero evening, while driving in the middle of this frightening storm, something miraculous happened…
As I gave my full attention to driving, trying to see past the flurry of snow blinding me from the road, I began to see with clarity the image of Jesus presenting himself on my dashboard. It was as if I was watching a movie of the two of us. I heard him giggle and he said, “You have been exonerated from the consulting project. We have work to do!” Then he threw me in a body of water, smiled lovingly, and disappeared. This mystical experience was brief but profound.
Messages from the Divine are straightforward, loving, often playful and clear. I found myself feeling liberated, peaceful and happy. By the time I arrived home, I googled the definition of the word, “exonerated” just to make sure I understood Jesus’ message. The definition means to “absolve someone from blame or fault of wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.” It means to “release someone from a duty or obligation.”
The next morning I received a call from the project manager who said, “We think you will find this good news, you have been let go from the consulting project.” It was just as Jesus said to me the night before! I felt free, and at the same time, scared. I knew I manifested the outcome with the help of the Divine, but how was I going to cover all of my bills? You may have had that experience as well where you manifested the end of a job to pursue something more fulfilling, but also have been afraid of the uncertainty. You may have even blamed the organization you worked for and thought, “How dare they do this to me when I have expenses to pay and kids”. But if you are real with yourself, is it possible you weren’t happy there? If it isn’t working for you, it isn’t working for your employer.
This is a story of faith, living and breathing from your gifts, and taking risks. When you are on the fence, Divine intervention is available. You can trust this pure love completely. You are part of the Divine and therefore, you can trust yourself. When you are not listening to your heart strings, the Divine will help show you the way and clear the path. Jesus symbolically threw me in a body of water. This is not something an empathetic parent would do to their child if their child didn’t know how to swim. Jesus knew I could swim and that I had everything I needed to pursue my life’s work, even when I questioned the outcome and if I could survive at the time pursuing it. Would I lose all of my corporate clients if I came out of the closet as a psychic medium? Maybe. Was the risk worth taking to re-mind people to uncover their innate intuitive brilliance, listen to their soul, and trust and use their God-given gifts? Absolutely.
The miracle continued…the next week I was offered a regular spot on FM morning radio as a psychic, medium, counselor and business consultant. I was being my authentic self, doing my life’s work and making money along the way. It was as if Divine guidance said, “Okay, you took the risk, you are being your authentic whole self, you graduated, and here you go!” I flew rather than fell… Jesus knew it all along. I just needed to “own” it. And then more magic occurred…
Enthusiastic and excited, after my first morning on the FM radio show, I returned home that evening with a man I had been seeing. I hadn’t been home all day and my kids were gone for the week. No one had been in the house since I left at dawn that morning. As my dear friend and I approached the kitchen after a wonderful dinner out, to our amazement, there in the middle of my maple floor stood the metal lid of the glass canister that my mother had given me for Christmas years earlier. My mother and father passed within a year of each other a few years earlier. My friend, an analytical mechanically inclined, “non- woo-woo” mind (with latent intuitive gifts), picked the lid and canister up to examine how in the heck a metal lid could jump from the back of the kitchen counter five feet in the air, to the middle of the floor. He studied, processed, shook his head, looked me in the eye, laughed, and said, “Well I guess you blew the lid off of it today Karen! There is no glass ceiling!”
I love when stuff like that happens, don’t you?
Happy Easter to you and your family! To new beginnings, exciting adventures, and wonderful surprises ahead oh’ brilliant one!
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