Over the past 4 years I have gone through some serious life changes. One Sunday while listening to Joel Osteen on television, I saw his book YOUR BEST LIFE NOW advertised and since I was facing so much change, and all of it scary (loss of a job, marriage ending, moving, etc, the usual nightmares) I ran out and bought it. We humans don:t like change too much. We don:t like it because we are uncertain about what:s going to happen. What we:re afraid of, is simply the unknown. We create all kinds of illusions about how things are going to be, and then we go about making it happen, whether it:s good or not. That is just the way it works. It is the law of attraction.
So, wanting my best life NOW, I read Joel's book, and it was life changing. It fired me up, it renewed my faith in God, in life, in myself, my abilities, my dreams, but most of all, in people.
When he said in the book that I would never be the same, "never, never, never" he wasn't kidding. I decided then and there that I was going to live my dreams not only as fearlessly as possible, but powered by all the faith that I had been holding back on. I slapped myself wide awake (gently of course) made a plan, and I started writing again. I was inspired to do something that was a daunting challenge. I would write the book that I had dreamed of writing for 17 years.
The very book that had been dormant in my mind would come to be a reality. There was no way, I decided, I would leave this Earth with my music still inside of me.
After reading that book, I wanted to meet Joel Osteen, for no other reason than to simply thank him for helping a perfect stranger reignite her spiritual flame. I couldn't imagine how that would ever happen, but, up on my collage board a picture of Joel Osteen went, right next to the imagined book cover that I had made on my computer, as well as all of the other things I wanted to co-create with God for my new and un-chartered life. I even put it on "my space" page for the world to see; all of my dreams, thoughts, and hopes. No fears though. I had locked them out.
We are either in fear or in faith. Can:t be in both. I choose faith.
For my following birthday, my friend Emily in Arkansas heard that Joel and Victoria:s NIGHT OF HOPE tour was coming to Madison Square Garden in New York City, and arranged to get us seats. I did not expect a surprise meeting backstage after the service. That was completely unexpected, and in one split second, I found myself faced with the chance to speak my gratitude to Joel and his wife Victoria. A dream come true. It was more precious than I had imagined it would be. One dream down, how many more to go?
This week, a year later, I will be giving a lecture to the women:s ministry at their church LAKEWOOD in Houston. I never imagined that part, but God did. That just goes to show you that dreams, combined with faith and pure effort, have power. That he has more in store for us than we even know.
I know that I am so blessed with my work, no matter what that work is. As an actress on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, a writer, and as owner of Cat Cosmetics, I am put in touch with people constantly. I have met many of you, and my dream is to one day meet all of you.
My book, THE THIRTY DAY HEARTBREAK CURE will be published by Simon and Schuster this December, another one of life:s miracles sown by Faith. The other day, I finally replaced the fake book cover I had made, with a copy of the real one on my collage board. When I am out on the book tour in January, it is my dream to meet every one of you. I will be visiting 30 cities, so come out and share the love!
Over the past few years, a wonderful, and I mean WONDERFUL woman came into my life through the show and the cosmetics company. She started out as a fan, and became a friend. Her name is Dyann Dube. She may well be the sweetest soul I have ever encountered. I only get to see her once a year or so, but her light is so bright, her spirit so pure. There is a sweetness to her soul that glows straight from her core.
At the moment, she is facing serious health problems, she is in the hospital and she could sure use our prayers. Would you be willing to do that along with Me, Gillion, Gwen, and her family?
I believe in the power of prayer, and a collective consciousness.
My life is a testament to it. If I could get you to say a prayer for her right now, that would be great. On the collective, I am going to ask the entire woman:s group at Lakewood church to join me in prayer for her on Saturday the 2ndst at 7 pm CST. If you could be there in spirit, we can be a very powerful bunch!
Here:s to you Diane, you are loved, and we are pulling for you! You are precious!
Thank you, friends.
May you be blessed right down to your toes!
What:s your dream?
Love for sure,