How did I go from ten years managing small businesses to attending an Interfaith seminary and becoming a minister? If you have twenty minutes, the talk I gave at Unity in the Pioneer Valley explains my story.
"Reverend Carol’s message that Sunday was about listening for our soul’s purpose; for the thing we’re here on Earth to do. Now, I knew that working in a jewelry store probably wasn’t my soul’s highest calling, but it also wasn’t something I’d given a lot of thought...
"It’s funny – looking back, I can hardly remember anything specific about Reverend Carol’s talk that morning, except that, as she spoke, I felt this tremendous yearning inside me. I can’t really describe it… but it seemed like my heart wanted to leap out of my chest!"
Listen now to the 20-minute talk.
“Conversations With God says all human actions are motivated at their deepest level by fear or love. I chose love when I answered the call; I chose to follow my heart. It’s important to say, though, that when I talk about the heart, it’s not the physical heart or the emotional heart I mean, but the spiritual heart.
"In Sanskrit it’s called the hridayam, which means “essence.” Quaker’s call it “the still, small voice of God.” Ram Dass calls the spiritual heart the “heart-mind,” but he explains that you can’t get to the heart-mind through the rational mind. So when I talk about following my heart, I mean there was a shift in my awareness, from who I think I am, to “I Am.”