How A Little Girl Named Noelle Abolished All My Fears

I had my first book signing / musical lecture yesterday at a bookstore – Changing Hands in Phoenix, Arizona. This was a HUGE new level for me, to step UP into this dream of being an author/speaker – to let it become a physical reality in my life.

It was scary.

Even calling the bookstore last month to propose my event was scary. My voice felt shaky, I felt my heart racing as I spoke the words out loud for the first time, “I’m an author and I’d like to do a book signing at your store.”

And I didn’t even have a printed book yet.

When you step up into your dreams, it feels uncomfortable at first.

But I just went for it. I jumped.

I didn’t know if anyone would come.

But I KNEW I wanted to take the risk.

I knew it would be worth it.

And it WAS.
In the moments leading up to the event, I found myself with an extra hour – the clock in the hotel room we had stayed in the night before was off by an hour, and I had my phone turned off, so we were WAY early.

I felt peaceful, pretty relaxed but also NUMB – I couldn’t really feel any Joy about the event, I was just sitting in the coffee shop adjoining the room where I would be speaking, waiting, letting the moments pass, letting myself breathe.

And I had the thought, “Why God? Why would you give me an extra hour to sit here and wait? I don’t understand.”

Just at that moment, I saw a little girl in pink run through the coffee shop. I was drawn to her, and just looking at her childlike innocence gave me comfort.

I looked away, and a few moments later I heard a woman calling my name . . . “Noelle?”

I looked up, and saw she was calling after the little girl, who had run into the bathroom.

Right away, I felt a rush of excitement.

Her name is Noelle, just like mine, and she’s wearing pink?

I don’t meet many girls with my name. I could hardly wait to see them again and talk to them. As soon as they came out of the bathroom I asked her, “Is your name Noelle?” She nodded and smiled.

So we talked for a few minutes, and I discovered that not only was her name Noelle, spelled just like mine, but she was wearing a Frozen princess dress, and she LOVES to sing.  All details that relate very specifically to me.

There was just no way this was a coincidence.

It was a specific, tangible, perfect miracle sent straight from God to me.

It was a way for the Universe to let me know that I am LOVED, that I am in the RIGHT PLACE, and to remind me that I AM that little girl.

Cuz really, that is my entire message – to REMEMBER who we really are.

To return to the simplicity of being a child. The simplicity of trusting, of not worrying about the next moment, of just ENJOYING life.

The overwhelming PEACE and JOY that flooded every cell of my body and spirit was so strong, it carried me through the book signing and lecture, as I spoke to 6 precious hearts who sat in the audience hanging on my every word.

I rose into a new level of my identity and destiny, and the biggest miracle of the day came through the innocence of a little girl in pink named Noelle, reminding me WHY I am doing this tour,

living this life, sharing my heart with the world.

Just LET GO.

Just BE a little kid.

Just TRUST.

Priceless.

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I Need a NEW NORMAL: When Your Destiny Arrives, Life gets CRAZY

I’m sitting outside at a Starbucks in Phoenix while Vince is finishing the floor of our new home – a Sprinter van.

After just one week on the road of our North American Dreams to Reality Tour, my entire life is NEW. And I keep saying to Vince – ok, can I rest now? That’s enough excitement – I need to be alone, I need to process this, I need to let all of this soak in, I need life to return to NORMAL for a few days.

But then today, after saying that continuously for the past 4 days, and never having ANY let up in the excitement coursing through my veins, the constant miracles, the new people and kindred spirits we are meeting, the constant CHANGE,

it HIT ME:

I have entered a new reality.

The only thing I can compare it to is having a baby. And although I’ve never had a baby of my own, I know from watching new mothers that they enter a completely new life.

EVERYTHING changes.

And I guess in this moment, as I feel my eyes burning from the tears starting to come – I realize that I’m never going back.

That life of REST, of QUIET, that life of sitting alone for hours and hours dreaming and waiting for my dream life is never gonna be quite the same way again, because

my dream life has ARRIVED.

The baby has been born.

I’m in the NEW WORLD.

And in this moment I realize I have to make a choice:

1) To embrace this new life fully, to let go of all the ways I had been accustomed to relating to the world

OR

2) to hang on to the old, to keep longing for the life I had before, to RESIST all this newness, to RESIST the miracles and the craziness that comes along with it.

And the choice is clear.

I must LET GO.  I must let go of what normal was before, and embrace a completely new normal.

A normal where I am constantly meeting new people, where my home is on wheels and we sleep in a parking lot, a normal where HUGE miracles happen every day, a normal where people just give us money because they’re inspired by us, a normal where all my eggs break in the cooler because the ice melted and the egg carton went soft, a normal where I get interviewed by another YouTuber and my subscriber numbers skyrocket, a normal where I don’t know what the next day of adventures will hold, a normal where I give lectures to crowds of people, a normal where I change people’s lives by having coffee with them, a normal where I don’t have time to watch TV at night anymore, a normal where an hour feels like a day, a day feels like a week, and a week feels like a month.

A normal where I’m sitting outside in the SHADE in the middle of winter, in SHORTS.

I must embrace all of this.

This is what I dreamed of.

This is what I’ve been waiting for.

But I got SO ACCUSTOMED to the waiting and the dreaming, it’s a huge SHIFT I have to make to embrace the craziness of my dreams actually arriving.

I’m so glad you’re on this journey with me. Wherever you are in your journey, I encourage you to embrace THIS moment.

You will never experience it in quite the same way again.

When your dream life arrives, life gets CRAZY.

All I can do is embrace it, to fully let go of everything I knew before, to fully WELCOME the miracles that life is bringing to me.

And I do.  In this moment you are witnessing me saying OK.

YES.

THANK YOU.

This is what I wanted, and I intend to ENJOY every moment.

The old is gone, the NEW is HERE!!

The Power of ONE: My Experience Coaching Terri, Singer/Songwriter

I am entering day 3 of my 2015 Dreams to Reality Tour around the U.S. and Canada, and yet I feel like it’s been a MONTH – that is how FULL my life feels right now. Just a few weeks ago, this tour was simply a vision in my heart, and now it’s my REALITY.  I have to pinch myself that I get to travel the country with my husband Vince, inspiring the world through speaking, singing, and writing.  Is this really happening to me?

Already I’ve had HUGE shifts in my experience of life. I am full of energy, food seems more like fuel than an activity, I am sleeping less – all concerns about anything physical are just lifted away as I have entered a blissful state of DOING what I was BORN to DO. Nothing can compare to the joy I am experiencing.

But I have to admit, that ALREADY my expectations and perspective on what this tour will BE has gone through a quantum SHIFT.

If you’ve read my book, Bliss Beyond Belief, you know that I have BIG DREAMS. I see myself on big stages, inspiring huge crowds through speaking and singing. And yet, as I enter day 2 of working privately one on one with Terri Brown – a beautiful soul, a highly talented singer/songwriter – I have to look at the reality of how DEEPLY FULFILLED I am from working with ONE PERSON. Yes, being in front of a crowd of people still sounds amazing, but I have taken that dream off of its pedestal, after experiencing the MAGIC of changing ONE person’s life, in a deep and personal way.

Yesterday, as Terri and I sat in her loft, me at the piano, her with her guitar, I was full of passion and joy. I could hear in her beautiful singing that there was MORE. There was a VOICE inside her that wanted to emerge more fully and clearly.

And I had the idea to raise her song to a higher key. It was new, uncharted territory for her.

Instantly, as she ventured into the new notes, her voice rang out true and strong – it was vulnerable and pure, and we both started crying.

I can’t describe the MAGIC of that moment. In that moment, she saw the possibility that there is so much more in her voice than she ever dreamed possible.

It’s more than just singing in a higher key –

it’s giving herself permission to SHINE.

In that moment, I could see her eyes open to the possibility of WHO she really is.

That maybe her destiny is bigger and greater and more amazing than she has let herself dream.

So for ME, as the one who wants to inspire hearts to life, what could be BETTER than this?!? To see ONE beautiful soul opening up, discovering who she is, seeing her true destiny emerge – it doesn’t get better than this!

I have a book signing / lecture in Phoenix at a bookstore on Valentine’s Day, and until yesterday, I was kind of “hanging my hat” on that. I was feeling like – this is a REAL tour, because I have a REAL lecture at a REAL bookstore.

But a big part of me has been wrapped up in it emotionally – worrying that no one will show up and I’ll be sitting there speaking to one or two people.

After my experience yesterday with Terri, my perspective has completely changed. Would that be so bad if only one person was there?

One person is EVERYTHING.

I had a friend tell me last night that one enlightened person can energetically uplift 7.5 million other people on the planet.

So really, if I am uplifting ONE person, I’m actually uplifting MILLIONS.

YES, I still dream of being on big stages. But I’m not waiting to be happy until that happens. Because I realize now that I’m ALREADY living my biggest dream.

Speaking to ONE person, uplifting ONE beautiful heart, changing ONE person’s life – this is the most fulfilling, magical experience I could ever dream of having.