“THE STORY”

Written by Jacqueline Sacs  

[Inspired from the song by Brandi Carlysle]

Some of us think we arrive on this destination planet with nothing; no-thing… no story, an empty vessel. Others believe we come here with millennia of lifetimes, with accumulated ‘stories’, arriving with the sum total of ‘no-thing’, starting over, at ground zero Earth, now in twenty-first century. Time is the leveler, as we re-member who we have been and who we have come here to be: An Awakened Being. In between is THE STORY.

THE STORY has song lyrics that either bolt you to reality or denial: What IS it?! Let’s take an Awakening journey and find out….

“All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I’ve been

And how I got to where I am.

But these stories don’t mean anything

When you’ve go no one to tell them to –

It’s true. I was made for you.”

What are the stories that brought you to where you are now. The stories that, one by one are deeply impacting, deeply painful, abrasively plunging you into the dark abyss of automatic assumptions that prompt every choice, every decision, good or bad. Collapsing us to our knees are the episodes we think are not survivable; THE STORIES that catapult us into our ‘yet to be’ that is not discernible in that moment. Breaking through the Breakdowns to the other side we become clearer, radiant, infinitely bathed in Light than we could have ever imagined had we not experienced each Breakdown Boulder that blocked our predetermined direction.

Each and every perspective, each perception, comes from a place of thinking THE STORY is negative or positive. There is really no middle ground. Upon first hearing of this song was on a popular, long running TV series, one of the main characters was in the hospital in a coma, when the character’s higher Self appeared, singing her into waking up. That songTHE STORYwas my story, without the coma.

Six years later, THE STORY replayed on the show. Six years ago I moved to the mountains from a lifetime on the ocean. I thought of my minister who, quite ironically, moved from Miami to the same Blue Ridge Mountains, decades earlier. She HAS climbed the mountaintops and swam the ocean blue, literally. Her Sunday Celebration talks, over the last 6 years I was present, shared her personal stories to us in lessons of overcoming all the odds and creating miracles.

“I crossed across the mountain tops

Swam all across the ocean blue

I crossed all the lines, broke all the rules

And baby I broke them all for you

Because even when I was flat broke

You made me feel like a million bucks

It’s true – I was made for you!

 

Picture an iceberg. 

Icebergs, as you are aware, reveal only the small ‘tip’.

We can’t see what lies beneath the surface, the ‘lifetime’ of that berg.

And so it goes with our stories… the ones we can share,

the ones we can’t, the ones so deep there is only ONE that knows them all.

 

Many of her sermons and classes refer to her stories, the traumas that got her to where she is now, the episodes in her personal life; from being homeless with a three year old; about people who ‘showed up’ presenting opportunities to shift her life. With literally nothing to lose, she operated actionable wisdom and gave it all she had. She listened and acted. Knowledge is not Freedom. Knowledge in Action is. Her heart began to sing, doors opened, her mind transformed ‘stinkin thinkin’ to principled thinking, to demonstrating miracles for herself and thousands of others.

She tells us about driving across country with her toddler son, in the car she bought for $100. How the miniscule amount of money (which to her felt like a fortune) got used up in no time, how she was left with $.35 cents in her pocket and how she gave it all one day, testing the principle of tithing. How she was married three times, the first two were the same man in different bodies. When she learned why she attracted them, when she changed those ideas, the love of her life walked into the Miami Center where she was co-minister… her forever, beloved marriage. You think she has ‘stories’? So many stories. What are yours?

One day, after leaving the Miami Center, under not so great circumstances… after swearing never to get involved in leading another movement, she stood on the No Name Key Bridge and acquiesced.

She declared to her husband, ‘OK. I’ll do it. I’ll start a Center with you.” That was 24 years ago.

They relocated to Fairview, North Carolina, had meetings in their trailer living room in a cornfield, and now facilitate these Celebrations in a two million dollar Center they built together with members, constructing it with their own hands.

 

 

 

 

“You see the smile that’s on my mouth

Hiding the words that don’t come out

And all of my friends think that I’m blessed

But they don’t know my head is a mess

Cause they don’t know who I really am

No, they don’t know what I’ve been through

It’s true – I was made for you!”

She always shows up on Sundays… even during a 103-degree fever. Or sitting in the back of the sanctuary she built, almost unrecognizable after a procedure, listening to her husband’s healing message. She is a presence, a power and she teaches her STORY to the world – what True Prosperity is by living a wealthy, healthy and happy life. Her STORIES show us that if she can do it better, so can we can do it better. She teaches us how to think our way into heaven on Earth.  Divinely guided by her prayers, her Self talk with the One in her, as her, is her… the One who ALWAYS says YES! —“I was made for you!”. So can we! This is THE STORY.

We each have a legacy we leave behind when we are gone. What are you leaving behind? How did making bad choices after bad choices accumulate until the universe smacked you between the eyes, leaving you emotionally blind-sided, grabbing your attention, buckling your knees to the ground, the position you rose up, from playing ‘row row row your boat’ down the river of Denial, to floating down your river of Dreams?

 

“All of these lines across my face

Tell you the story of who I am

So many stories of where I’ve been

And how I got to where I am.

But these stories don’t mean anything

When you’ve go no one to tell them to –

It’s true. I was made for you.”

 

I was made for you, child.

I was made for you husband.

I was made for you students.

I was made for you dear friends.

I was made for you, making miracles.

I was made for you, who transitioned and were celebrated.

 

But these stories don’t mean anything

When you’ve go no one to tell them to –

It’s true. I was made for you.”

Self — Always there. Self –Tuned in, Turned on, Tapped in… Self –One with Source Energy, Spirit in, as, is Me. Sharing THE STORY, awakening Humanity one by one, to it’s Divine magnificence and Light. Creating a world that works for everyone.

Together we harmonize a stronger, deeper song. Together we learn. Together we experience our journey on Earth. Together we create Something New. Together we rewrite THE STORY. I was made for you.

 

 

 

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