I have been getting the nudge for some time now to step back from DOING, to let go of producing the events that brought wonderful teachers and visionaries to the stage in Colorado and other areas. I have been blessed to work with amazing people who have inspired me and changed my life, and hopefully yours as well. “Let go, Donna.” My guides tell me. “You no longer need to fill that role.” Letting go is a grand concept, but very difficult to actually do. This is how I learn, I tell them, and how I make my livelihood, I add. “Let it go,” the voice keeps whispering in my head. “Step back and write your book; the one that has been brewing in your head for the past several years. It is time for it to come forth.”
So here it is. I have finally made the leap, much like I did when I quit my day job and started BellaSpark Productions seven years ago, only this time I do not have a vision in my head of what comes next. BellaSpark will not be producing events for a while – we are taking a much needed sabbatical. Yes, we will continue to produce BellaSpark magazine; I am fortunate to have an amazing editor and crew who make it possible. The events will be put on hold, at least for now, until the time feels right to continue. I will be writing, spending more time connecting to my spirit and allowing.
I am reminded of the quote by Joseph Campbell: “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” So I am letting go and opening myself up in trust that the Universe and my own inner compass will show me the next step. It is interesting when you let go of control, the Universe often surprises you with something much grander than anything you could have imagined.
I had set my intention last fall to travel more, to experience the world, the US, Europe, South America. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be going to Greece. However, when Theresa with Power Places Tours called and suggested a trip to Crete – I responded with a resounding YES! After all I figure, it would be like spitting in the face of God to refuse such a gift. Crete is a magical place. Historically, the island is one of Earth’s most powerful mystic places. The sun-kissed island of Crete, famous for sparkling waters and shimmering sandy beaches, is the home of the ancient 5,000 year old Minoan civilization. The entire island is alive with the energy of this mystical culture.
The theme for this magical journey is Life, Death and Beyond. I will be traveling with incredible speakers and connected souls: Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Suzanne Giesemann, Maggie Kerr, Echo Bodine and Sarina Baptista. I too will be a teacher and speaker on this tour, myself having some familiarity with death and the world beyond. This will be a new experience for me, to be the one on stage instead of behind the scenes; it is one I look forward to. If Crete is calling you, perhaps you will join me on my travels; it will indeed be magical.
I have learned over the past ten years that everything we need to know in this life we already know. We are powerful spiritual beings; it is inside of us, our only job is to remember. I am looking forward to exploring my spirituality even more, learning to tap into the higher power that is our birthright. This is after all, our most important journey of all.
Blessings on your journey, Donna
I awake to sunshine, surprised that my body, somehow knowing that I had no agenda this morning, no time clock to punch, had decided to sleep past its normal 4:00 a.m. rise time. As I prepare for my morning run…
You have been here before, a part of the circle of life on this planet earth for eons and eons. You are the players, the game changers, the creators. You have seen and experienced much, yet you still return, for there is nowhere else in the Universe such as this. Some may call it a game, and that it true. Others call it Earth School – also true. It is but one of many opportunities for a soul to grow and evolve. There are rules to this game, instructions for this school, in this particular time-space continuum, that are different from those of others. Just as earth games such as Monopoly or Trivia Pursuit have their own set of rules such is true for the Game of Life on Earth. You came here for the excitement, the thrill, the adventure and the pure joy of physicality.
I have often said that my grandchildren are my greatest teachers. That was never so true as last fall when I realized my grandson Drew was showing me how the world works once again. “Nana,” Drew says in his phone…
Have you ever noticed how much stuff we have? Gadgets for this and tools for that, clothes we don’t even wear, the latest toys that sit unplayed with, and big houses filled with more stuff. We are jealous of other…
You will survive.... My message to anyone who has lost a loved one, especially a child. I have to admit, when someone told me that same thing after my daughter Kristi died, I didn't believe them. I did not want to live any longer on this Earth without my daughter. I wanted to leave. I didn't care about life, I wanted to be with my daughter. The thought of living another 30+ years was excruciatingly painful. Yet here I am, 12 years later and yes, I have survived. Was it a long hard road? Yes. But somewhere along the way, about a year ago, I decided I wanted to live. I remember the moment, the thought came to me loud and clear "I want to live!"
Each morning, as I stand in the shower, I repeat this mantra:
I choose that my thoughts, my words and my deeds reflect only my higher self and not my ego.
I remember who I am, a Divine Spark of God.
I walk in my essence of God.
These words set my intention for the day, creating an energy that helps me to balance the ups and downs and the challenges that life throws at me, keeping me on a steady course. And when I am mindful, and can maintain that energy, wow, what a difference it makes in my day and my life.
With this issue, we want to honor our daughter Kristi who died twelve years ago in an auto accident. She was the catalyst that started us on this soul journey and brought so much light into our lives. As we look back on the past twelve years, we marvel at where we were and at where we have come to be. The journey is not yet finished, but there is more joy in our hearts and we are confidently moving forward, knowing that Kristi is guiding us and smiling down on us always.
From the very beginning we have honored Kristi’s passing by hosting the Kristi Visocky Memorial Golf Tournament, the largest golf tournament in Northern Colorado, and Kristi’s Big Night Out event. (The absolute best party of the summer!) Since its inception in 2003, with the help and support of an amazing community, the Foundation has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 90 area young women, $100,000 to build a house for Habitat for Humanity and over $100,000 in support to area organizations.
Recently I was stopped by a train in Longmont, CO. As I was sitting there waiting to proceed, I noticed a building on the right, an old factory-type place with a sign that said Cheese Importers. Having an hour to…
I was having one of those days. You know, the kind of day where you do something really stupid and then beat yourself up over it for several days after. Well here I was, well into day two of flogging myself – you know how it works, you start dredging up past wrongs, one after another, months and then years’ worth, and heap those on top of the current wrong you did. Pretty soon you’ve got a pile of boulders on your back and you’re walking around all hunched over and angry. Mad at yourself for being so stupid, seeing yourself as a total screw up, over and over and over.
So there I was lying awake at 4:00 a.m. wallowing in my self-pity about what a poor excuse for a person I was. What was interesting was that the stupid thing I did wasn’t even that big, it was just something I wished I could take back. I was half-awake/half asleep when I heard the voice.
I recently got a new computer, it has the new operating system Windows 8. A big change from my old system; completely different, totally unfamiliar and driving me crazy. It’s not intuitive to me and to say that I struggle…
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