Guest Posts, Inspiration

Little Ripples…

March 28, 2012

That’s what we are all doing here.

That’s what my mission is when I CONNECT with you. Whether it is here or through my classes or workshops or retreats.

It is my intention to always be authentic. Always. 

My hope is that I am a facilitator. That I can help you to pay attention to the ripples in your own life and start causing those ripples yourself.

Here is a letter I just received from someone who took my workshop in Austin at Black Swan Yoga. I was so moved that I am sharing it (with her permission of course.)

Dear Jen,

Since taking your manifestation workshop I have been trying to make sense of some things that have been going on in my life.

I think it is important to express gratitude to those who make an impact and I needed to let you know your role in my journey.

I came to the Black Swan Yoga training with the last ounce of energy I had to make my life work. I had struggled for the last several years with PTSD after a near death experience and I was on the verge of ruining my life. My marriage was falling apart, I dreaded getting out of bed and my kids deserved better. A few months before I decided to do the training I hit a cross road.

It was a particularly nasty argument with the spouse and I took off for a few days to clear my head. As I was driving down the highway, I had downloaded some good ole Dr. Wayne Dyer audiobooks. I was literally praying out loud in my car for something, ANYTHING to help me stop banging my head against the wall.

At that moment when I am about to make one of the toughest decisions of my life, I heard Dr. Dyer say, “We are not humans having a spiritual experience, but rather a spirit having a human experience.”

I kid you not, my world literally moved. It felt like an earthquake happened inside my body. I had to pull off the highway I was shaking and sobbing so hard. At that moment everything I had been trying to understand my whole life totally made sense. I immediately emailed my husband to tell him that I was choosing compassion and understanding over anger and frustration.

All in that moment I realized that I was, as is everyone else, an all encompassing light of love and that anything that didn’t reflect that was just a simple misunderstanding of the mind. As this new idea resonated with me, I started changing my perception and allowing the light to flow through. I started to notice things coming a little easier. As I moved through the training process I started to become more alive, energetic and centered.

By the time your workshop came around I was marveling in this new found happiness and gratitude for the thing the were coming into my life. During the workshop when you talked about how Dr Dyer had impacted your life, I had chills run down my spine.  I realize the global impact he has on people, but I had been sitting with this immense appreciation for him in the recent weeks and I was taken aback when I heard his name. It felt like you were somehow speaking directly to me. And then it happened again!

You started talking about our choices and opening up to the experience life has to offer and Eminem started playing, “If you had one shot. one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment. would you capture it or just let it pass you by.” That earthquake inside happened again. I remember laughing, almost uncontrollably.

I finally realized I was aligning myself with God and my purpose. I saw in you exactly what I wanted to see in my self, authenticity. It took one more tiny internal earthquake a few weeks later (when I heard Dr. Dyer’s daughter was named Skye, like my son’s name. Little hints that remind me that we are all connected) to fully understand that my mind, body and spirit were aligning and I was finally understanding my purpose in life.

Last night I laid in bed with my eyes wide open in complete ahhh of this magical transformation. I could feel the light passing through me. My life long question, that I have prayed for every single night since I was a little girl, has finally been answer. My purpose is to be authentic and the rest will undoubtable fall into place. My faith in the Universe is unwavering. The people that need to come into my life will present themselves at just the right time.

I am so eternally grateful for my life.

Thank you for being a guiding light in my journey. namaste.


Wow. Wow.


Listen folks: “I started changing my perception and allowing the light to flow through. I started to notice things coming a little easier.”

Did you read that? Can you hear that? Are you listening?

Let me write her words again: I started changing my perception and allowing the light to flow through. I started to notice things coming a little easier.

That’s a ripple. She started paying attention and observing the ripples. Or miracles, as I also like to call them!

Anita Moorjani and Wayne Dyer

This line makes me cry because it is so spot-on, so beautiful and so reminiscent of my mentor Anita Moorjani’s book Dying To Be Me

My life long question, that I have prayed for every single night since I was a little girl, has finally been answer. My purpose is to be authentic and the rest will undoubtable fall into place. 

That folks, is a ripple.

Go out and cause some!

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  • Reply jamesvincentknowles March 28, 2012 at 11:25 am


  • Reply wendy March 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Wow, what a great lesson. I love your tweets because they send those ripples to me every day! I didn’t know you loved Anita Moorjani too…I just read her book after hearing her interview with Cheryl Richardson (which I also discovered on Twitter). I have been really “stuck” the past couple of weeks and am hopeful that meditating on “allowing the light to flow through” will help me. And please come to Minneapolis for a workshop! @wtchao

  • Reply Kario March 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I love it when people respond in ways like this. It makes such a profound difference to know that our ripples are reaching others in positive ways. Keep on doing your thing!

  • Reply Linda Baum March 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Wow did this speak to me! I have been struggling with PTSD for over 10 years, slowly watching my life crumble away. Long story, but after trying to take a menial job to get back out in life, was exposed to chemicals at work and then began the journey of weird illness–skin cancer, melanoma, fibromyalgia, gaining weight, tons of meds. Everyone thought it was just me being overdramatic in response to PTSD and the huge loss of career, friends etc. Got off the medical merry-go-round and picked 2 doctors who had been with me since the journey started and one of my doctors who turned out to be skilled in acupuncture. It started working! i have a long way to go, but i am cutting out excess hoarding (S-l-w-l-y), re-connecting to friends with positive attitudes and figuring out what to do with the rest of my life. Granted I am 60 now, so a slow learner. I was ready to hand over the rest of my life to anyone who wanted it! I am now creating and learning what I want to keep in my life. I have always taken care of everyone else and somehow I lost me!! This is scary, but I am a kind of peace. I, at his point, don’t even want a dog, cat or bird to be responsible for–me is quite enough. Abuse and bad choices added to the above issues has me confused, but am taking it day by day and thinking about what makes me happy! Can’t afford your workshops at this point but reading your posts have really spoken to me and made me believe that I can do this. thank you!!

  • Reply barbarapotter March 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    What a wonderful revelation. It is so powerful when someone says something or does something and we get it….we really get it…..and what a change in our lives it can make. I hope Skye sees this and shows it to her dad to (or maybe he follows as well…hmmmm. I think he may) . I am glad that what you are sharing in your classes and workshops are making a difference. Love you.

  • Reply alli akaed March 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    a ripple. a tidal wave. same difference. thanks, love!

  • Reply Maxine March 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you…

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