While listening to the podcast, “We Can Do Hard Things” recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Elizabeth Gilbert discuss her journey in communicating with the Divine. In the interview, she shared personal anecdotes about her conversations from twenty years ago and how they have evolved over time. One statement that resonated deeply with me was when she said, “I needed the first 20 years to just feel loved before I was able to really feel guidance.” This notion sparked a desire within me to experience that level of love, safety, and support she spoke about. 

Curious to learn more, I turned to one of the safest people I know – my therapist. I asked her, “How do you pray? How do you talk to God?” Her response fascinated me. She explained that each morning, as soon as she wakes up, she lays face up on her meditation mat. After finding stillness, she softly declares, “I am here,” and waits for a response from within her body, which she described as feeling it in every fiber. Tears welled up in her eyes as she expressed the immense joy she feels during this daily practice. 

Intrigued by her embodiment of spirituality, I pondered whether I could ever have a similar experience. The next morning, I sat on my meditation mat, cupping a heart-shaped rock between my hands, and whispered, “I am here.” With curious anticipation, I directed my full attention to the moment. Within moments, I sensed a subtle energetic shift in my right hand, which covered the little rock I had picked up from the beach just weeks prior. It was in that instant that I realized I have always been protected, guided, and loved. 

Although tears did not stream down my face like they did for my therapist, I felt a profound sense of grounding and connection that I had never intentionally cultivated before. This newfound awareness prompted me to inquire about the experiences of my friends in communicating with the God of their understanding. One friend shared that when she’s struggling with something, she says to her God, “I love you. I trust you. And I thank you.” As I paused to process her prayer, she added, “I say ‘thank you’ in advance for the solutions that are already in motion.” 

As I reflect on this journey, I am filled with a profound sense of inspiration and anticipation. This universal journey is one that invites us all to explore the depths of our being, to connect with something greater than ourselves. It is a call to let go of doubts and fears, and instead embrace a life filled with love, support, and guidance. As we embark on this path, we will witness the transformation it brings, not only to ourselves but to the world around us.

Here’s to your greatness,
Misti Burmeister

Misti Burmeister helps companies and leaders motivate and inspire excellence. For nearly 20 years, she has facilitated communication that results in trust, increasing engagement and productivity across generations. Make sure your communication is coming across the way you intend, visit https://www.MistiBurmeister.com