My blogging really came about by accident – I was trying to find info on the net about an upcoming operation I was to undertake, and, unable to locate much, I decided to create one of my own..
It has evolved – greatly, over the years to being a place where I share my motivation, and enthusiasm for life at any age. The content has evolved, the format is different, I started using a new platform – and of course the name change to I AM.
A lot of people ask me about why I chose that name, given that the great Dr Wayne Dyer used it so much (which I wasn’t aware of at the time). So here is the story..
I was given the name in a dream.
Yep, one morning I awoke with an inner knowing that the page would change its name, and its direction and that I would attempt to be the face of motivational midlifer’s.
I was terrified.
What do I know about motivating others?
Why should I feel special enough to be asked to do this?
SO many questions running through my head at the time – but if there is one thing I have learned about this journey, it is the fact that we are never given more than we can deal with.
I am of the belief that we are all given experiences to learn from, to learn resilience and commitment – to then share that gift of learning with the world.
What gift do I have to share though?
Who would find comfort or solace in hearing what I have to say?
Do I even have anything useful to say anyway? Who knows? But I am here. Writing. Published and many unpublished. Read and unread. But I am here.
I write because I like it. I write to share my stories of homelessness and domestic violence and the way that your past will never define your future, unless you let it.
I stand before you all to encourage you to take life by the lapels and truly make a go of it. To leave no regrets, to travel and laugh and love as long as you can.
I write to share my knowledge that life gives you what you ask for, and to teach you about the power behind the words you speak.
I write to tell you that life can be fabulous, it can be heart breaking and that it can be so filled with love and compassion, it will brings tears to your eyes.
I write because I was “asked” to, one night a few year ago, a voice spoke to me and “told” me this is my purpose. That my aim in life is to positively impact over One Million Lives.
How friggen cool is that? AND how utterly frightening is that??
For a long long time, I have been afraid of the enormity of this. How would I even commence to impact One Million Lives? Who do I think I am to undertake such a scheme?
Living here on such a beautiful island, has given me the ability to slow down, look inward and begin to understand the How.
I shall start with One.
If I can make a difference in just one person’s life today, send that tiny ripple of positivity into the world, I will be happy. I will send it out with the intention of it growing, of that one person making a larger ripple, and the circles becoming larger and larger as time goes on.
Not very long ago, my work got copied. I was so rattled by the fact, that I stopped. Stopped sharing, stopped speaking publicly and stopped releasing my online work – but now I see. This is how I can grow my impact. I no longer care if people copy, if they speak my words to their friends or colleagues.
Wayne Dyer was also given a message of empowering people to live up to their I AM. Albeit, his path was different to mine, the underlying message is still the same. We all have the ability to make change if we ask. I know understand that the Universe sends messages to us, and the right people hear them.
Have you ever noticed that you might have an idea simmering in your head, and then somehow another person (or more) will release something very similar. A book, a video, a Facebook Live will appear, on the exact thing you have been thinking about. Energy. The vibe in the world. We hear it, we speak it.
And so, there it is. The answer on why this place is called I AM. My mission in life. And my recent understanding and acceptance of “what is”. I harbour no grudge against those who have hurt me in the past, both personally and professionally.
I am here. I am showing up. I am trying to make a difference in one life today.
What about you? What’s your big picture stuff? What are the things you feel guided to do today?