Regina's Spiritual Journey
I won't share the full story with you. It begins when I was 12 and is quite long. Let's start when I was 43, April 2004. I had read the Course before, about 9 years earlier, but didn't really understand much. I had two mystical experiences then, and I met my inner guide (symbolized as an angel named Angela), but I didn't understand forgiveness. I drifted from it when I adopted and got promoted at work, so things got very busy.
I'm not sure why, but April of 2004 I felt a urge to pick the Course up again. We were going on a Disney Cruise vacation, and I promised myself I would start reading the Text and doing the Workbook lessons on the cruise.
During my opening prayers prior to study on the first day of the trip, I found myself overcome with a desire to be helpful/useful. I told God that I would learn whatever he wanted me to learn and do whatever he wanted me to do. This deep desire seemed to come out of nowhere, and it has propelled me ever since.
About 2 months later, I started having visions and HS-guided nighttime dreams. I was educated on the Course through these visions and dreams. It was an amazing process. Then, in November 2004, I had the following vision
I saw myself in a dark cavern. There were several dark passageways leading out of the cavern, and there were people in the cavern who wanted to find their way out. I stood at the bottom of the cavern near the entrances to the passageways. I held an armful of lit candles. As people passed by me, I handed them a candle. They used the candle to guide them as they selected a passageway and started their journey out of the cavern.
I wanted to know what this image meant. I went to the computer and prayed. I asked the Holy Spirit to please be direct with me so that the message would be clear and I would have no doubts. And then I started typing. I typed without thinking, & I typed out a message from the Holy Spirit asking me to write for Him. The message said that this is how I would learn.
I started writing the next day. At first, I heard the Voice and wrote every few weeks or so, but it gradually increased to daily. I post all of the writings on The_Peace_of_God, and eventually David Fishman approached me and asked me to teach on PalTalk. I also received a calling to offer myself as the caretaker of the Foundation for the Awakening Mind. And, most recently I received a calling to read the New Testament and let the Holy Spirit interpret it through me.
So, things have been moving along quickly. My life has changed both within the mind and in form. It's just amazing. I am completely filled with gratitude.
Ha ha. And that's the short version!
With Love to All,