I want to share some big personal news with you. But more importantly, I want to share the secret of how I create these kinds of miracles. It’s really just 3 steps. And I’ll share those with you while I reveal my personal story! Ok here goes…
Less than a month ago, I found myself standing with my toes in a snow-melt creek in the forest of Nevada City, California, sobbing. My heart was bursting and coming out my eyes as tears, even as my brain protested “nothing’s that wrong.” I ached with heartbreak, and burned with piercing longing for that dang creek. Yes, a creek. It didn’t make sense. Yet I allowed myself to feel it. I took myself through my Resonant Yes process (more on that in a moment) to see what wisdom this longing was bringing me. And then the miracles rolled in.
Oh, the Calling! I felt it so strong! My tears fell into the creek, and I could feel the potency of my longing swelling like some big tide. I know this as power, the calling of my intuitive intelligence. I know this feeling. It’s the pre-cursor to miraculous change in my life.
And I want to tell you about the miracles that lined up in the following few days to catapult me into a new life. Because this is an art – the art of listening to the Calling, and leaping at the right time, when a simple “want” becomes the Resonant Yes that changes your life.
But first… let me tell you – this wasn’t the first time this creek calling thing happened!
Twelve years ago, I found myself standing in a creek at Harbin Hot Springs, North of Calistoga in California, and I was sobbing. My soul was aching with a profound longing to live on that wild sacred land. It was as if the land itself welcomed me “back” to a home I never knew I had.
I made the biggest decision of my life.
Within a few months, I was uprooting my life to move. Everyone thought I was crazy. Well, actually, some people thought I was irresponsible, selfish, and narcissistic. The other ones just worried I was crazy. 😉
After all, I was leaving the town where my ex and my kids were living. I was leaving my five bedroom house on the canyon that I’d chosen so carefully. I was leaving San Diego (the town that people flock to, and which no one ever chooses to leave).
I was leaving all of this to find myself by living in community by a creek.
I moved into a tiny cob hut with my breath-work teaching boyfriend, living at Harbin, a hippie hot-springs community with clothing optional pools and hundreds of acres of forest. Within 20 feet from the cozy one-room dwelling was a year-round babbling creek, and two waterfalls – one warm and one cold. This was where I bathed in the morning, if I didn’t feel like using the outdoor shower after making breakfast in the outdoor kitchen. This is where I healed. This is where I opened.
For me, this place was a soothing healing paradise. I recently came across a letter I wrote at the time explaining “Why I choose to move to Harbin” which outlined the beauty, the joy of living among nature and her critters, the community vibe, the understanding of the culture, and the deep feeling of welcome I had there, and the joy that the place brought my kids who spent summers there with me.
Making that move (even when everyone thought it was nuts) was a pivotal choice, and set me up for the healing and empowerment I needed to step into the powerful path I’m on now. Even though it seemed like a “crazy” choice at the time.
I lived in the area, with the creek, for seven years. And then in 2012 it was time to go home to San Diego and face the “real world” again. In order to live in San Diego, I learned marketing, re-learned business, and created a six-figure plus business as an intuitive business teacher and mentor. I reconnected with my folks, healed my relationship with my mom in time for her third and final dance with cancer to take her away from me. It was a good death. Painful. And I was so glad to be there. I grounded in my own home, with my own kitchen, and enjoyed living with Clarise full time as she navigated high school. I sent Collin off to his dream college, and enjoyed seeing him succeed.
And now (well, about a month ago actually) here I am standing in yet another creek – sobbing, pulsing, longing. Déjà vu to say the least.
Lots of folks who know me ask me…
“Mellissa, it seems like your life is a series of miracles. You have such amazing “luck!” How do you do it? How do you follow your Calling so clearly, and always have everything work out so well for you?”
The truth is – I’m using a system to follow my Resonant Yes in a miracle-producing way.
And I can share that with you now…
When the Calling appears, I follow these three steps:
- I LISTEN with an open heart to feel it all without shutting it down.
- I NAVIGATE the right decision using the Resonant Yes process.
- I NEGOTIATE with God to get the best miracle deal that is delicious and pragmatic.
I’ve taught many folks to use this same system, and it works for them too. It can work for you, and it’s simple.
So, here, let me take you through these 3 steps – to follow your Calling (without making a big mistake)…
It’s hard to believe the deep longing. Because it doesn’t often make “sense.” It often feels like too radical a “change” from your imagined “plan.” The Calling doesn’t make sense, so you will be tempted to stuff it, to ignore it, and to miss it.
My reasonable mind didn’t want to hear the Creek call me again. It was bad timing.
Yes, I had dreamed/imagined/fantasized that once Clarise was off to college, I would find my place in the forest again. The forest is what feeds my soul. It is my healing place. The creek is the soundtrack that sooths my soul. It is my inspiration. But not now!
My logical mind said this was insane. Why would I move to a smallish town when I’m building my biz? Why would I move away from my extended family in San Diego? Why would I leave a beach house that most people spend their lifetime dreaming to enjoy? I’ve got it so good. Seriously. It’s a silly idea to move.
My rational mind was totally baffled by this deep longing for a friggen’ creek! I mean, what the heck? Am I a creek-needer? A creek-o-holic? Am I a creek obsessed creek junkie? (hee hee)
But I recognized this depth of longing.
I knew I had to listen.
Because if I don’t listen to it, resentment towards life itself builds up inside me, and wreaks havoc in my life, making me miserable.
If I didn’t listen deeply, my built-up resentment would sabotage my own success before it could even happen. Has that ever happened to you?
Yes. This part of me that was expressing desire would either be heard, or go underground inside of me, sabotaging my success because I would not listen.
So I listened.
But just cause I have a crazy longing, and I listen to it, that doesn’t mean I need to uproot my life and follow that longing right away. It’s never that simple, is it? Discernment is an art.
The key was and is – to navigate inside my longing, and find out where it comes from, whether it’s the right choice, and which parts of me are for and against it.
I navigate such choices using my Resonant Yes process. It’s a guided journey through the 7 Inner Teammates – the inner voices that all have an important say in these sorts of decisions. When we ignore one of these 7, we end up sabotaging ourselves from the inside, and success remains elusive.
So even as I was standing in that creek sobbing, I tapped into each of the 7 Inner Teammates. My Primal Self was a yes because we could afford to buy a house in that area, as long as I was fiscally responsible. My Desire Self wanted the creek, and the conscious community, and the Northern Cal vibe – so so bad. She was already a super clear YES. My Ambition Self was happy that we would be closer to San Francisco because many of our clients are there, and that would be good for biz. My Connection Self was split- scared of missing my friends and family in SD, yet longing to spend more time in conscious circle with my friends up North. And as I moved through my Expression Self, my Spirit Self, and my Rational Self, my innards relaxed into a solid knowing.
Resonant Yes Process complete. The tears dried on my face. A big smile replaced them. Yes. I felt the Resonant Yes. Full-bodied Yes. Confident Yes. And I knew I wanted to move.
Ok, so I knew I wanted to move, with all my heart and body. But I’m a grownup, with responsibilities and real-life pragmatic concerns. I’m a parent. I know that even with a Resonant Yes, I need to take care of my responsibilities. I know that the power of a Resonant Yes often creates miracles to clear whatever obstacles might exist in the way of the YES.
God’s grace is the only force with the power to clear the way towards the Resonant Yes manifesting miraculously.
So, like the lawyer I am, I started wheeling and dealing with God.
“Ok God, if you really want me to move, here’s what I want…” I proposed, “I want a four bedroom rental house on a creek to literally drop into my lap. I don’t want to do some big rental search. And people say it’s kinda hard to find a rental up here, so I want you to do that part.”
And the clincher demand…
“And God, if you want me to move up here soon, you need to get Clarise on board with that. I’m not dragging my 17 year old daughter into this by the hair. I’m not going to convince her or talk her into it. I can wait two more years until she graduates. I know she loves the beach. She would have to be a 100% Resonant Yes.”
I drove a hard bargain. And I knew the miracles would arrive if it was meant to be.
The very next day – my friend Lisa (it was her creek I was crying in) texted me saying that our friend Elayne had just bought a 4 bedroom house on a creek, and that she wanted to rent it out for a year, starting this summer. She was anchoring the house as a community center for feminine inspired leadership, by the way, which is an energy I’m pretty comfortable with. Plus, it has a really nice pool with a waterfall.
Whoa. Made-to-order miracle with 24-hour turnaround. Nice work, God. I had the ideal house handed to me on a silver platter!
Gave me chicken skin all over.
“Fine,” I thought, “but it’s still a no unless Clarise wants to move.”
Well, “coincidentally” Clarise was on her way up to Nor Cal to see her brother’s play. And we’d been talking about visiting some colleges to re-inspire her to school. So… we visited places in the Bay Area and then we drove up to Nevada City to see if she had the 100% Resonant Yes that I had come to. I figured it was a long-shot. But hey, God got us that house offer in 24 hours… so anything is possible.
Well unfortunately, Clarise did not adore Nevada City. And I began to let my dream go. I mean, she liked the town ok, but she loves the beach so much. She’d miss her friends. It wasn’t going to happen. And I did my own internal work to detach from my dream of this, figuring I needed this feeling now to plan ahead for after Clarise graduated. I was disappointed, but I found my peace and gratitude with her No.
“Do you want to skip the high school tour and just go home tomorrow, then,” I asked Clarise.
“No,” she said, “I don’t have a total No yet. I still feel open to checking it out.”
So we toured Nevada Union High with the principal, Kelly, on a Friday that was a make-up day for a snow day so she just happened to have tons of time to host us, introducing us to so many happy, present, smart teachers.
We were both blown away by the quality of this school.
Clarise has been longing to study digital arts, video, lighting, and to go to a design-centered college in a couple of years.
Well, this school has studios and training for livestream video broadcasting (yes seriously), digital photography and graphic arts, two theatres, and a studio arts program that partners with the best Art and Design colleges in the country to help kids get into the school they want. It was like the school had been designed to set Clarise up for success for her chosen future path.
By the time we sat in the car after the high school tour, Clarise said simply “When can we move?”
Over the next couple of days, we explored the area more, saw the house we’d be renting, and I even took Clarise through the 7 Steps of the Resonant Yes system to clarify her choice, and to make sure she was at 100% Yes. She was. And our energy together was pulsing with enthusiasm.
Negotiation with God successfully completed. Perfect house locked in. Clarise on board. Miracle gates fully open!
And the miracles kept rolling in. Opportunities for work. New friends for Clarise. Collaborations to create new things in the area. Easy peasy effortless.
The miracles are still surprising me every day. I believe it’s because we are flowing with this Resonant Yes. We cleared the way for magic. We are aligned with the big Yes. And our choice is so supported.
Change can be scary. Even though this is a big Resonant Yes for us, it is scary. And even though we are confident it’s the right choice, there are people in our lives who are sad to see us go, and people we are sad to leave and miss. Yet our most loved ones are supportive, even if sad, because this choice is such a YES for us. Clarise’s dad, my dad, and more… those who love us can feel the YES, and are so supportive. We are blessed, we are ready, and we are grateful.
So, Friends, by the end of July, you’ll find us in Nevada City, California, living in the forest on a creek, opening to what is next. Thank you for sending your prayers, support, and love as we make this next big leap. Stay tuned for more news and invitations to join us for some more miracle-making!
Want to make easy miracle-producing decisions in your own life? OK!
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