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Kickin’ It with Oprah


Hello Gorgeous Angels!

I’m a little late in the game… This past Sunday marked My 1st Oprah Lifeclass experience. Blame our cable provider, who didn’t offer OWN until a few months ago. 😉  But hey, I’M IN now!!!

And I kicked it with Oprah for 4 delicious hours.

And it was… (as it always is…)

In Divine Timing.

Girlies, yet another energetic slowdown hit me.  For real, I’m getting just a little annoyed with these setbacks!  and I could only hope that Oprah’s Lifeclass might uplift me.

…but WHY did my first Lifeclass episodes have to be with Pastors?

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Can I get a Woo-Woo?

In all honesty, I was apprehensive of Oprah’s Lifeclass guests, Pastors Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, but I thought: hey, it’s Oprah!  She wouldn’t bring on anyone who wasn’t LOVING.  I just didn’t want to be preached at! …So, I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best…

As you may have gathered from what I’ve shared so far, I consider myself a spiritual person.  Call me “Woo-Woo.” :)  I’m open to thoughts, ideas, and traditions — with a hankering interest towards ancient practices.  I don’t like to cage myself into one particular religion, although I grew up Catholic and still honor that to a certain degree.

A few minutes into the class, I was relieved that both pastors pleasantly surprised me!  And I gotta say, Joel Osteen won me over!

How Oprah + Joel Pulled Me Out of My Rut in Less than 2 hrs.

We’ve all heard the comforting words:

  • Everything happens for a reason.
  • When one door closes, another one opens.
  • It wasn’t meant to be; something better is along the way.

While I believe we have Free Will, I also believe there is a a plan — or a Divine Path for us. Sometimes we deviate from that path (hmm our stubborn + curious Free Will? :) ), and when we do that, that’s when things feel uncomfortable, unclear, and we’re ready to strangle the next thing that reminds us of our stuck-ness!

…but what if we looked at the situation with this in mind?

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This quote struck me because it’s not just that “something better” is going to come along. This is saying Your Dream is Still ALIVE!!!

Joel expanded on this by saying “We are closest to our Victory when we face our Greatest Opposition.”

Through my years of study and most certainly in the past few weeks, I have heard time and again that some of our greatest modern day mentors like Mastin Kipp and Dr. Lissa Rankin had their “Divine Storms.” Everything came crashing down around them, which forced them to see a new light and get on their Divine Path.

So, if that theory is true, what do you think that means for Your Life?

The Proof in My Pudding…

I can tell you countless stories of days gone by when I broke down and bawled my eyes out; It seemed like no video post production house wanted me… or when I changed careers, trying to find my first esthetician job and every spa wanted someone who had anywhere between 2 to 5 years of experience.

It was those exact moments, when I felt the world crumbling around me, that I received a call asking me to come in for an interview — or even better, that I was hired!

Or how about in Love… when I felt unbearably attached to an ex, making it impossible to meet and fall in love with anyone else; The Ex finally makes the biggest ass of himself, which suddenly FREES me and I’m Completely + MIRACULOUSLY Over Him?!? (*yeah, I was kinda like Iris from “The Holiday” ~ different storyline, same reaction.) Four months or so later, I re-connect with my now-husband.  #FTW 😉

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Instead of spending Wasted Energy on worrying about what’s ‘not right’ in our life, how about focusing on what IS right and Looking Forward to Our Dream Coming to Pass?

Ooh, that’s exciting! Do you have butterflies? :)

Every Day is a Gem…

The Divine brings us People, Circumstances, and Hidden Opportunities every day, and it’s up to us to take up on the Delicious Goodiness!  Let The Universe KNOW…

  • You are EXCITED for Your Future!

  • You are EXCITED for the people being sent on your Divine Path!

  • You are EXCITED for the Divine Opportunities coming your way!

This week marks my first week with these new mantras.

How about you? Will you join me? Or do you have mantras to add to that list? Tell me about it below in the comments. 😉

Thank you ever so much for reading!

With love + pixie dust,

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4 Comments on Kickin’ It with Oprah

  1. Char Leonard
    September 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Great post! Good lesson learned and messages! I have been an Osteen family parishioner since the 90s…great spirit about them all! The Lakewood Service can be viewed online Sat pm and 2 services Sunday! My spirit is renewed with the Osteens’ ministries!

    • Charlene Marie
      September 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm (9 years ago)

      Awesome, Char! Yes, I found Joel’s words to be INSPIRING, rather than “preachy.” Thanks so much for your comment! xo

  2. Mary Kate
    September 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Love that quote about not spending wasted energy on what’s “not right” in our lives! I am guilty of falling into that trap! Thanks for a great post, Charlene!

    • Charlene Marie
      September 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm (9 years ago)

      You’re welcome, Mary Kate! And thank you ~ that’s a quote from your truly. 😉 So many of us fall into that trap — myself included! It’s when we can catch ourselves and change our thoughts. ;D


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