RESET BUTTON

Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19

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Have you ever felt like you were unraveling at the seams with the past heartaches, overwhelmed with the future, and just having a hard time living for today? No matter what you do, you feel stuck and it is like a vicious cycle year after year, living the same monotenous life over and over again. I have the solution. Go away to a quiet place for a couple of days. Refresh and press your RESET BUTTON. As I have become fully focused on launching my film and making revisions on my script, digging deep into the lives of my characters, I knew the only way I was going to be able to accomplish making an empowering film, I needed to make sure I was ready to deliver a compelling film with where I was at in my life. I knew I had some loose ends that I needed to getaway to work out with God. I do feel called to send this message of unconditional love to the world. So I asked God “Why Me” and have made excuses for many years now to not do the assignment he has asked me to do. Distractions, life takes over. Than all of a sudden, you wake up one morning, and basically raise up that white flag, “O.K. God, I surrender everything to you. Now what do you want me to do?” So I went away for 3 days to a very profound place called New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. A private retreat that invites complete silence and reflective solitude located off Highway One. The drive there was breathtaking! I had loads of God kisses along the way! The property is situated in the inspiring and rugged central coastal mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located on its own eight hundred acres at an elevation of thirteen hundred feet, it had a view of both ocean and woods. My safe haven was one of the newest additions to the property nestled privately in the woods. I have always stayed at 4 to 5 star hotels, so this was very humbling. But to be completely honest, so much more nicer because the energy of this little bungalow was very serene. I thought I would be afraid in the evening because you could hear the restling in the woods, but no fear. It felt odd at first because I am tucked away, literally by myself. But I really felt God’s presence and slept like a baby. Especially no television, no phones, no internet access, complete contemplative silence. Even when meeting others who are here (all 10 people), as well as the Monks that reside here, it would be just an exchange of a smile or a very quiet “hi.” Three days with digging deep into my soul with only God and me. Rolling up my sleeves and studying, meditating, seeking, reading, writing, walking in all of his beauty. And all I got say…AMAZING! Complete paradise with no noises from this world we live in. If you do feel stuck, broken, and want to truly hear from heaven above, go away by yourself. Be alone where there are no distractions. Here is a link to a place I highly recommend. I finally got to know God here www.contemplation.com. I will have several blogs of my favorite God moment images, sharing my spiritual experiences throughout the week. I have had major breakthroughs that I wouldn’t of experienced without spending this time alone with God. I can only hope I will be a vessel to you or people you know that are going through trials. They are not alone. I am inspired to lead people into knowing that God is REAL. All he wants to do is love you but the world with all its NOISE, distractions, we become confused not living our best. Keeping us so far away from what he wants us to hear. Do you want the flood gates to finally open up in your life? Well it is time to restore and replenish, press your RESET BUTTON…living a NEW LIFE this coming New Year!

Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”      -Matthew 9:17

Welcome to LUMINOUS WARRIOR!

“When the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

Are you a caterpillar or a butterfly today? Or maybe something in between? This is a saying that resonates deeply within me. It perfectly illustrates the journey I’ve embarked on. I’ve been blessed over the years to be a wife, mother, and owner of my own interior design company, MALAYA. I feel God nudging me to accomplish what He began in me a year ago, to finish writing my first screen play. The genesis was a poem I wrote, inspired during a time of distress and fervent prayer, and today has emerged as an empowering feature film.

My faith has gone through great trial and tribulation, but praise God that my set-back became my come back!

Welcome to my first official BLOG! I invite you to do life with me & I pray that I can inspire you to be a beautiful warrior, a LUMINOUS WARRIOR!!

Without Accountability We Can’t Grow

“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.” – Joel 2:8 / Acts 2:17

This is Rowena Rodriguez, one of my best friends at a ministry event I hosted in my home for Plain Jane Project – a purity ministry she founded. She’s one of those friends that never fails to speak life into you, even if it means shaking you by your shoulders! You have one of those in your life right? If you don’t, get one today!!

She’s the one who gave me the title “Chief Visionary Officer.” It’s so amazing to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you. Often they have a vision of you that is greater than your own. They speak of you in such a manner, that you think “Wow! I want to like that!” And then you realize, it’s you they’re talking about! It’s both endearing and sobering.

I wanted to make this one of my first posts because it was her God given gifts, as well as her vision for my life that challenged me to think & Dream Bigger! GOD used her to turn the key that unlocked HIS plan for my life. In one lovely afternoon brunch, I vomited all my dreams, plans, & aspirations over a couple of lattes; and Rowena literally mapped it out, gave me a course of action, and laid before me.. My very own LIFE MAP!! Imagine having writers block and being paralyzed by life’s challenges, then in one fell swoop your eyes are opened & you can see clear into your future, a future that’s filled with hope & joy!!

First off you need God, & the gift of His son JESUS. Then you need friends who love you, that speak life into you, & keep you accountable. Friends that won’t allow you to shrink back, but to grow, live, and live abundantly!! ACCOUNTABILITY is so.. so.. so.. important to have. I’m grateful that GOD has surrounded me with angels. Psalm 91, says that GOD gives His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. I pray that you see & feel  your angels encamped around you today!!

Have a blessed & truly HAPPY NEW YEAR, from my family to yours!! 🙂