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Have you ever been called out of your mind? All my life-changing decisions have been made when I was out of my mind.
What does it mean to be out of your mind? It means that you don’t listen to the stories that keep you stuck in fear and stop you from taking inspired (in spirit) action. The path of the Soul is NOT the path of the mind. To integrate both is an art we have yet to learn…
“It’s time to leave,” I hear my Soul’s voice loud and clear. I walk to the window of our house in Holland and my gut contracts as I see again the ‘cramped way’ we live our lives. Our yard is no bigger than a postage stamp, or so it feels.
My Soul longs for endless fields of nothingness, just space. I want to float in the air and touch the sky with the tip of my toes. Suddenly, I feel so alive. Yes, our Soul’s wisdom is age-old. It’s true we must leave Holland even though I don’t know why.
Who could have guessed that those whispers of my Soul would lead our family of seven to leave the life in Holland that we dearly loved? We buy our dream house over the phone, and sell our house in Holland. Without jobs, with little money and no contacts, and with five kids who don’t speak a word of English, we leave Holland.
“You must be out of your minds,” people say.
As we cross the ocean, our plane is literally on fire. I wonder why God would let our dream end on the bottom of the ocean. I panic as I look around at our five young kids, who can’t swim. My fear is overwhelming, and at first I listen to the fearful gremlins of my mind. However we are not in control, and we have to trust that our good ‘karma’ (smile) carries us to the other side of the ocean.
And then, slowly, very slowly, I surrender to the bigger plan that God has in store for us. It’s the only way to keep breathing. Our kids have no clue what’s going on and their trust is unwavering. Hours later on July 6, 2001, we land safely in America, the land of our dreams. We made it. But this was just the beginning of a new, daring adventure.
What is your Soul whispering to you?
If your dream is aligned with your purpose, surrender and trust are key to making miracles happen.