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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Holmén

That Leap of Faith: Part I

Updated: Dec 5, 2017

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."- Goethe

Day 1 of the first day of my NEW LIFE. 

I am jumping out of education for five months to heal my body and to lift my soul. Crazy, huh?

I am going to write and follow my passions. I was going through the agony of deciding to leave a successful career in education, when my doctor made it for me. I had the full-blown symptoms of adrenal crashing, so it was a shock when he said those words, "You need to take time off to heal."

To actually act upon those words was another thing. It's hard to leave a profession I had done so well in to jump into the unknown, but every thing in the Universe had pointed me in that direction. I could not ignore all the signs that said to take a leap of faith.

The Signs were Obvious. 

  1. My current job wasn't challenging me, so each day was a struggle to get through.

  2. The early hours were impacting my health and well-being. I no longer felt I had time to journal, meditate or even work out. After 20 years of being able to do those things in the morning and then have it stop made me uncomfortable.

  3. My relationship was solid and supportive. I was blessed with an amazing supportive man who saw I needed change and was willing to help me transition through it.

  4. My passion of writing was screaming at me to put time toward it. I had several projects that had waited patiently for me to get to, and each day they were shoved deeper under the, "To Do" pile.

But, my fears were real.

How will I make money if I decide not to go back?

What about health insurance?

What about paying for my daughter's college?

How can we afford to buy a boat to live on?

Then I was hit by some profound inkling by something bigger. I was listening to motivational speakers and out of the box thinkers, like Abraham Hicks, Dr. Wayne Dyer and the like. It was through those moments that my uncertainties left my heart. I truly felt that I would be taken care of and that each of my fears were just my mind trying to find flaws in the perfect plan.

I was told by Kim Babcock, a spirit medium that speaks for Erik Medhus that my body will keep screaming its unhappiness the longer I am away from my passion of writing.  Erik spoke to me about when I am following my true path or passion that you cannot fail. His words resonate in me still.

When you follow your true path, you cannot fail.

I will be sharing my journey in the months to come.  I'd love to hear from you about the times the Universe made you uncomfortable and you took a LEAP OF FAITH.


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