SHINE … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans
© 2012 Tonya M. Evans
June 16, 2012
“Today start asking. You see a woman with a great haircut? Ask where she got it. Ask for the name of a great paint color in a home accessory shop, a fabulous recipe from a hostess …. Ask for a deadline extension. Ask for the day off. Ask for a raise. Ask when the next sale will be. Ask Spirit for a daily portion of grace. Ask Divine Wisdom for operating instructions. Ask your guardian angel to manifest holy assistance. While you’re at it, ask for a miracle.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance [June 3 passage titled “Ask, Ask, Ask”]
Recently Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of the nineties phenomenon known as Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort & Joy, returned to a seat she’d occupied and indeed owned at that time; a seat across from Oprah Winfrey to discuss spirituality and finding the miracles in the mundane.
Decades having passed since the last time, now in 2012 both women are in a different place and space. Sarah is a proverbial Phoenix rising out of a series of devastating personal and professional losses and Oprah is in the midst of her own challenging life transition from a daily talk show to 24/7 programming as a network owner with The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). This time Sarah’s purpose and intention in her face-to-face with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday (covered in a recent post) was to share the wisdom of all that had transpired in the years since her initial rise to fame and fortune and the “fall” from its purported grace.
Her story of extreme loss (of all her wealth and, for a time, herself) was both heart-breaking and life-affirming for me for so many reasons. Her reflections on her journey were both encouraging and cautionary. (more…)
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