What’s it all about?

Ruth in Nepal


It is all about the message…

Just over three years ago, in a 3 month period, I had 9 people die in the larger circle of my life.  If possible, I would have attended 6 of their services.  I found myself walking around, as if in jello, wondering what it was all about.  During that time, I attended a Living on Purpose workshop led by Richard Leider, offered through the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota.  It was a watershed experience.

At the end of the day, when asked to write what I planned to do with the awareness gained that day, I wrote, “It is time for the narrow spot in the hourglass message to grow.”  Since that day, I have done something – almost everyday – to make that a reality.  I have been living my purpose.

I had been speaking for a number of years on behalf of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, but felt limited in the number of people who heard my message of faith and resilience.  With renewed awareness in the power of that message, I established this website and started looking for opportunities to share my story of not just going through, but growing through the narrow spots of life.

Now 3+ years later, I have established a national profile, have a book being published and released in Spring 2013 (Thank you Tristan Publishing) and am enjoying the satisfaction of knowing that for a second year the Hourglass Fund has a research project in place to foster collaboration between the Masonic Cancer Center and the Center for Spirituality & Healing, both at the University of Minnesota.  I am very grateful.

So, what is it all about?  It is all about the message.  What I have achieved to this point has been through grace – an organic process of things that have fallen into place because I am open to them.  When I have pushed too hard to make things happen, I have been sorely disappointed.  When I am open-hearted, opportunities fall into place.

I need to remember this.  It is all about the message.

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