This talk later today was a journey for me.  I learned much along the way.   But for now it is done.    Just in time.  Spirit always gives it to me just in time…   Reminder to trust that I will have what it is that I need.
This talk I will just have several points to start me off…
  1. We are all on our own journey and on own separate paths.
  2. Spirit wanted me to trust.  That that is what I am doing with this talk —
    1. 7pm I surrendered and gave up on the talk I was going to give
  3. It is only through our actions that we conquer our fears and exercise control of our destiny – Tom Ferry
  4. Appreciate where you are in your journey.  Even if it is not where you want to be.  Every season serves a purpose.
  5. Downton Abby Theme song
    1. Did I make the most of loving your?
    2. So many things we didn’t do?
    3. Did I give you all my heart I could give?
    4. Two lives lived; lives with life to live
    5. With all these endless lonely days are through, I’ll make the most of loving you.
  6. These paths change as we learn new truths and master lessons along the way
  7. My own journey has been full of lessons — let me tell you about #3 words
  8. 2015 they were all about
    1. Fearless
    2. Persistence
    3. Compassion
  9. 2016 they were all about
    1. Genuine
    2. Steadfast
    3. Patience
  10. Getting yourself through a situation that you thought would destroy you in the most loving thing you could ever do.
    1. Don’t give up
    2. It is the journey not the destination
  11. Along the path we make mistakes.
    1. it is how we learn from them that is important
  12. You cannot force someone to comprehend a message they are no ready to receive.  Still you cannot under estimate the power of planting a seed.
  13. When someone tells you that your  hurt them; you do not get to decide that you didn’t.
  14. The people that are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.
    1. So ponder for a moment that we can do just that?
  15. Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
    1. When the student is ready the teacher appears.   When the student is really ready the teacher disappears.
  16. We are all leaders.  We are all teachers.
    1. Some good, some bad.
    2. Everything we do teaches someone else something
  17. Mentoring is a two way street.  You get out what you put in.
  18. Build someone up.
    1. Put their insecurities to sleep.
    2. Remind them they are worthy.
    3. Tell them they are magical.
    4. Be light in a too often dim world
  19. At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should have happened; and live in what is happening.   Letting go of what you expect of others.
  20. We can reject each other for what we are not; or we can love the person in front of us as they stand.
    1. Good or Bad – it doesn’t matter
    2. accept people on their path as they appear
    3. do no harm
  21. Between stimulus and response – there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.   In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  Victor E. Frankl
  22. I genuinely have faith in the Universe.  I am steadfast in my belief that all will be as it is to be.  My lesson here is about patience.  Patience with those around me, and most importantly with myself.
  23. In ending here today…  go make the most of all you have
    1. see people who make your happy and go make the most of summer days
    2. you still have time to change your ways
    3. make the most of loving yourself and those around you
  24. Don’t leave things unsaid
  25. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.  When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.  Jack Welch

For now I will get some sleep before I deliver this talk…

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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