One of the first documentaries Oprah aired on her new network "OWN", was "Wake Up".
"Wake Up" Trailer by Jonas Elrod
I was so intrigued by this documentary because after I lost my Dad, I was wanting to reconnect some way or some how. I felt like I needed his strength and security to get me through the tough times in my life.
I became very open to new ideas and began questioning and learning and evolving into a new and better version of me, I like to call this "The Inside Job".
My Dad's death put me on the path to my spiritual awakening. It wasn't until just recently I realized that my Dad's greatest gift to me was his love and in his passing, it is the same love that is with me transforming me and guiding me to wake up. I talk to him everyday knowing he is with me and guiding me, protecting me and giving me the strength and security I desperately wanted.
Jonas Elrod feels like my kind of people, like I am apart of his tribe, if you will.
There has been people come in and out of my life since I have been on the path, some teachers, some students and some needing my help. Being the florist puts me in people's lives during some of their worst times, like death. Sharing what I have learned is my integration. This is some pretty awesome stuff and I am excited to learn more every chance I get.
Jonas has started a show airing on Oprah's OWN network called "In Deep Shift", that comes on after "Super Soul Sunday". I LOVE this show!!!!
Thank you Jonas for sharing your story with the world and now sharing other's stories, it's truly inspirational. Enjoy, Heidi
In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod from the OWN network.
Over the Christmas Holidays, I promised that we would tackle a few of the projects for his bedroom. The yardstick shelf is a project that I had him help me with. If you want a 12 year old boy to help you, just hand him a power tool. These shelves were the perfect way to display his collection of model cars without taking up space in his room. Enjoy, Heidi
What you will need:
1 - Drill with very small drill bit to make pilot holes in wood before screwing in screws (if not your wood could split)
1 - screw driver bit for you drill to screw in the screws
1 - yardstick
1- 1X4 board
2 - small metal "L" brackets
2 - small brass wood screws to mount L bracket to yardstick
2 - wood screws to mount L brackets to wall
Some wood stain to darken the new wood to look aged
(I used some Old English scratch cover for dark woods mixed with some Mineral Oil and rubbed it lightly over the completed shelf with an old rag.)
A few years ago, a woman walked through my doors and helped to guide me on my spiritual journey.
She introduced me to Joseph Campbell and the "Hero's Journey".
She told me to read my son fairy tales.
And when she heard my longing to move to Australia, she called me, "The Alchemist".
I didn't understand what she meant by this, but today, as I watched Oprah interview Paulo Coelho on Super Soul Sunday, I understood. I have not yet read "The Alchemist", but I am now.
This year marks it's 25th anniversary.
I have pinned several quotes from Paulo Coelho's books and read them for continued inspiration.
I hope that they can do the same for you. I'm curious to know if you have read the book and what your thoughts are on it? My favorite quote is:
"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Never forget your Personal Legend. Never forget your dreams. Your silent heart will guide you. Be silent now. It is the possibility of a dream that makes life interesting. You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important." - Paulo Coelho
I am completely fascinated with Joseph Campbell and his theory of "The Hero's Journey". All the great stories we love so much are because we can relate to them as they inspire us. We are all the Heroes in our Journey of life and we will all go on hundreds even thousands of adventures as we grow older, deeper and more authentic. So when life hits you in the head just think of it as the first step on the Yellow Brick Road, or the invitation to Hogwarts. Below are two wonderful videos on "The Hero's Journey". Enjoy, Heidi