As of this writing, 651 people have viewed the article about Beleno Spiritual Healing Center's grand opening on June 3 in "The Valley Ledger"...that's nearly as many as all of my posts combined! I am truly overwhelmed by the wonderful response to the Center.
That being said, it's time to share how this Center came into existence (it's nearly as amazing as "The Night Yoda Phoned!") and more importantly, why YOU should pursue your passion...
On February 12, 2016, I decided (and declared) that my current office space in the basement of an office building no longer suited my work. I knew as a lightworker, energy healer, social butterfly (whatever you want to call me!), I did not want to do this work solo. I needed to be surrounded by like-minded people who were conversing about healing the world, feeling they needed to make a difference, and acting on their visions. I shared this feeling with my good friend, Sheri.
That evening she sends me an MLS listing for 1019 W. Broad and says: "You should buy a building!" as I think, "Sure, I'll just write a check with all that extra cash I have laying around."
But I have learned to never, ever ignore a message that is handed to me (Spirit often works through others to lead us in our soul's direction). The next morning I contacted the listing agent who just "happened" to be free that afternoon and called a few of the people closest to me who have the same healing vision. They, of course, were all free that afternoon as well. In fact, one of these friends had already seen the property and declared it was going to be my Center the week before! She had stood on the porch of the adjacent dentist's office, pointed, and announced it...(Again, Spirit working through others to lead us in the right direction)!
We fell in love with the old home. I began investigating financing, and on February 22 (2/22 for those of you fascinated by numerology), I put an offer in. On March 22 (no coincidence), I received my commitment letter, and on April 18 I closed on the property.
56 days, start to finish, for a commercial property: offer, inspections, appraisal, personal and business plans, tax and loan documents...
Then began the 5 grueling weeks of renovations, completed by five of us, with a few contractors thrown in. We brought that beautiful old home back to its original bones as best as we could for the time and money allotted.
And now our doors are open....ready with practitioners and events to connect body, mind and soul (and always open for more...)
The point of all of this (other than the fact that it is a pretty amazing story) is this: As you search and follow your passion, watch for Spirit to work through you and others. Don't ignore gut and heart feelings, remember, your intuition is the way your soul communicates with you. Haven't identified your passion yet? No worries! Listen to what makes your heart sing, what makes you feel joyful. Purpose and passion are often connected to these feelings (and there may be more than one, and that's ok!).
Don't let ego derail your possibilities. I could have easily said, "I won't get a loan," or "I can't renovate a house," or "I know nothing about commercial properties," (all of which I believed to be TRUE) and stopped before I started. But I've learned to listen to the signs and follow my intuition.
And you can too...
Live in love.
Carrie, with a lot of Spiritual guidance!