People often ask us how we decide where to go next and where to “settle” for awhile. Our response has always been, “We go where the road calls us.” Sometimes the decision is driven by specific goals, such as our desire to get to Oregon, the only state that I hadn’t been to, and to spend a summer on the ocean. Other times, like our choice to go to Branson, necessity drives the decision. An RV park in Branson was willing to give us our first work camping opportunity.
But underneath those “reasons” is a deeper driving force. Some would call it fate or destiny. I call that force Spirit.
On reflection, it’s clear to David and me that we were in Branson to meet Marilyn and other beautiful people at the Unity of the Hills Church — its spiritual leader, Rev. Donna Majetic, talented artist Jack Wiens, compassionate Alex Edmonds, creator of the Live Your Life workshop, and many others. David revealed and developed one of his innate gifts and became a master Reiki practitioner under Marilyn Harper’s tutelage.
Marilyn has also been a dynamic source of inspiration the past 20 months as we have watched her walk away from the comfort of a job to fully commit to her life calling. As the channeler for Adironnda (a group of spirit beings), she has fully embraced her purpose to awaken others to conscious living. A year ago, we connected with her and her team member, Joeaux Stephanie Robey, outside of San Diego. This year, we enjoyed an evening in Las Vegas with Marilyn, Joeaux and their newest team member Sherryl Frauenglass - truly a dynamic trio!
I know now that we stayed in southern California to support Marilyn in her work by arranging an event for her in Alpine. I was also there to make a new friend, Elizabeth (via a friend in Switzerland). She ended up helping me support a Denver friend, Cara Lopez Lee, by hosting a book signing in San Diego to promote her fun and bold memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands. Elizabeth and Cara are now fast friends, too.
If your head spins as you read this, no wonder! Mine does to. But it distills down to this: We’re here to tap into, reveal and share our unique talents and to support others in expressing theirs. It’s all so beautiful and amazing, isn’t it!