Oprah Winfrey is Inspirational !!! 

I was lucky enough to participate in watching Oprah Winfrey’s last show (yes...that was me on the couch watching at home) and once again I was so inspired by her and her life and her words.  She spent the whole last hour on her feet, walking to and fro and telling us how it was for her.  I would like to share with you some of her words as they reflect how I feel.

What I know for sure is that we are all called, everybody has a calling & your real job is to figure out what that is & get on with the business of doing it.

Every time we have seen a person on stage who is a success in life, they spoke of the joy & they spoke of the juice they received from doing what they knew they were meant to be doing. We saw with the volunteers who rock abandoned babies in Atlanta, we saw with the pie ladies, the lovely pie ladies from Cape Cod, making those delicious pies & we saw it with the prisoners, training puppies behind bars to be adopted by wounded soldiers, many of those inmates for the first time got to experience what it was like to be loved and to give love & it took a dog to do it. We saw it every time Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Bocchelli or Lady Gaga lit up the stage with their passion because that is what a calling is.

It lights you up, & it lets you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be doing exactly what you are supposed to do & that is what I want for all of you & hope that you will take from this show TO LIVE FROM THE HEART OF YOURSELF. 

You have to make a living, I understand that but I also want what sparks the light in you, so that in your own way you can illuminate the world.   Through the 4561 shows  (30,000 people) a common thread was people’s sense of unworthiness, They wanted validation! Do you see me? Do you hear me/ Does what I say mean anything to you? Understanding that principal that everyone wants to be heard allowed me to hold the microphone for you all….  .....What are the whispers in your life right now?

What I know is... that I have felt the presence of God in my life.    In every moment I wait and listen to the guidance that is greater than my meagre mind. The only time I have made mistakes is when I didn’t listen. So what I know is... God is Love & ...God is Life & ...your life is always speaking to you, first whispering…."that’s odd or …...", subtle whispering, getting louder and louder like getting thumped in the head if you don’t listen, if you don’t pay attention, it’s like a brick on the side of your head & if you don’t pay attention the whole wall falls down. That’s the pattern I have seen in my life or played out on this show.

So I ask you “What are the whispers in your life right now? What is whispering to you right now & will you hear it?  Your life is speaking to you right now, what is it saying?”  ...........Oprah Winfrey May 2011  

 

Love, Laughter, Angels and Rainbows

Jan