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
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