Hi Friends, What did you implement last week? It is on my heart to talk about trust. Trust that things take time. Like the fig tree pictured above. I read that it takes 3-5 years to produce fruit. If you have ever grown anything from seed, you know that it takes trust to see it come to fruition. Trust in the seed. Trust in the soil and it's nutrients. Trust in the sun and the rain. Trust in the universal law of seed and harvest. When my children were little and we still lived in NJ, I always grew something inside the house in the winter. I needed to see it. I wanted something in front of me that was green and growing. We did the gorgeous red Amaryllis. We put tooth picks in an avocado seed and put in on a glass filled with water to watch it grow roots. We did the white Narcissus plant. But the fig tree takes longer. I love learning from nature. The law of seed and harvest is in many writings, including the Bible. I want to encourage you to trust in the process. This past year I really made an effort to apply for jobs as a life coach. Boy, did I apply! Even to jobs that weren't posted. I sent out videos to two coaches whom I admire and told them why they need to hire me. That took guts. But I finally did it. It took me almost a year!!! They kindly and very lovingly and respectfully declined. One already had a coach to help her. She spoke so many kind words to me that fueled my confidence even more and I kept trekking forward. Many friends encouraged me, too. They watched my growing process. I didn't see it, but they pointed out to me how much I had grown in the past year. Thank God for good friends. So, then I got busy and applied to many jobs. My new motto became: "What can I lose?" I pursued one job posting in particular. It caught my eye. A company was looking for a bilingual relationship coach. When I read the description, it described me!! The result? This past weekend I got to go to Miami to record many videos for a new YouTube channel. In German!! Soon I will coach clients in the country I grew up in from my home in Florida. I trusted. And I planted the seed. And waited and pursued. And kept knocking. Now, that I know I got it, I am thrilled and at the same time filled with a new fear of what is to come. So, the whole trust process starts all over again. Seed and fruit. Waiting. Trusting. And doing our part.
A seed grows with no sound,
but a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise,
but creation is quiet.
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You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle
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