When I first decided to write a story for the book, Passwords: Passing on Words of Wisdom and Hope, I had no idea where it would lead. When I wrote at the end of my story that by following Divine Guidance, “Only God knows to what beautiful places you may be led”, I didn’t realize how true that statement was. We sometimes think we are headed in one direction when one day we realize that God has been “Guiding” us down a completely different path all along.
I was very proud to have my first book launch in my hometown of Blanc-Sablon. It was a perfect August evening. Many of my friends and family members attended. My mom and dad and both my grandmothers came to my special event. I had a beautiful cake made like the book cover. I had prepared coffee that was to be served with the cake while people waited to get their book signed. I started the evening by thanking everyone for coming. I talked about my passion for writing and my desire to share with others my life experiences. I told them why I chose to write about Divine Guidance and how I wanted to inspire them to notice and follow signs in their own life. I wanted to let them know that they are not alone, that there is a God, Angels and Spirits that love them and are guiding them Home.
I finished my speech and asked if there were any questions. To my surprise, a woman spoke up and asked, “When you talk to spirits, how do you do it? How do you know who you are talking to?”
With that one question I talked for thirty minutes on the topic of Mediumship and how I connect with deceased loved ones. I was very happy to have had the opportunity to share my experiences with the audience and especially with my family who received the answers to the questions they never dared to ask. I was finally given the opportunity to speak freely about how I can feel and speak to the spirit world. It was a wonderful gift!
The following week back in Sept-Iles where I live, a local newspaper interviewed me. The journalist came to my house on a sunny Saturday afternoon and I invited him to sit outside on the patio deck. He asked me all sorts of questions about where I worked, where I went to school and what I had been doing for the past twenty years. The next thing I knew I had mentioned the Mediumship. I’m not sure how it came up in conversation but as soon as it was said I thought, “Uh, oh, it’s out there now”. I didn’t talk about my secret life to anyone at work. Very few people at my office knew about my ‘gifts’.
The information did not fall on deaf ears. The journalist inquired about my abilities and wanted to know what I did exactly. I was a little reluctant to tell him at first and explained how it was a big deal for me to share this secret part of my life. I gave him my business card and said that he could look up my website to know more about my services. Then he offered to take my picture out by the rose bushes to put in the paper with his article.
I was really nervous that week as I waited for the newspaper. On Wednesday morning, I went to coffee shop with my girlfriends from work. As we stood in line, I noticed the newspaper on the counter. I flipped through it and found the article. The title said, “A Sept-Ilienne, author and spiritual counselor” my heart skipped a beat. I read on to see what distorted view he must have had of me. But to my pleasant surprise, it was a beautiful and respectful article.
Afterwards, different people came to me and shared how they too have seen or sensed spirits as well and for the first time in their life felt comfortable about sharing the experience. They too were afraid to tell others for fear of judgment.
The following week, I had my book launch in the Sept-Iles library. I expected about twenty of my closest friends to be there being that the town is French and the Passwords book is English. To my surprise that evening, thirty-five people came to the book launch of which more than two thirds of them I did not know. And more surprisingly, they were French. They had come to meet me and hear about my work as a Medium and Spiritual Counselor. I spoke for over an hour about my experiences as a Medium and what the spirits want us to know.
At the end of my speech, they all waited patiently in line to meet me in person. They thanked me for existing, for having the courage to be who I am, and for being true to my self. They also looked forward to having a personal spiritual consultation with me.
When I wrote the short story for the Passwords book, I knew that God – the Universe was Divinely Guiding me forward, to be All that God had intended Me to Be, but never did I imagine for a moment that it would open so many doors or so many hearts.
Like I said before, “I hope you too will trust God’s Divine Guidance. Only God knows to what beautiful places you may be led.”