Jun 14

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An amazing weekend

I had an amazing four days at the American Society of Dowsers national convention this weekend. I started attending the convention 11 years ago and began speaking there 5 years ago. It’s the kind of convention where there are always about six things going on at once, so the chance of being overstimulated is extremely high…hence the lack of posts for the last several days.

This weekend a couple of particularly cool things happened –

I gave my scheduled presentation on Saturday morning. It was amazing – full room, people were really engaged, and the feedback I received was the best yet.

On Sunday they had a speaker unexpectedly cancel and they asked me to repeat my presentation! I was really honored to be the person they chose to pinch hit.

Perhaps the thing that meant the most to me, though, is the way people were responding to me, not just my work. In four days, it felt like I rarely walked more than 20 feet before another person stopped me and told how I was glowing or that they saw how brightly I was shining from across the room. Men and women alike commented on my smile, my clothes, my jewelry… everything. It was a wonderful feeling and a lovely confirmation of all the work that I’ve been doing lately to clear out the old emotional junk. It’s also not lost on me that this happened during a time when I was completely in my element – learning, teaching, and growing in the midst of a group of spiritual seekers. What a great feeling!

In other news, I now have definite confirmation that Cinnamon is a girl. This is turning out to be a challenging switch for me to make. For seven months I’ve been saying “he” and now I have to switch to “she”. In my mind Cinnamon is thoroughly male. Thank goodness gender identification is easier with humans than it is with parakeets!  🙂

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Michael Thompson

    Hey, sounds like you had a marvelous time, congrats on getting asked to pinch speak! Having heard you speak before, I can understand why!

    Cinnamon brings to mind a recent controversy here in Canada; I don’t know if you have heard about the story about the couple who have decided not to inform people of the gender of their new baby “Storm” You might find the CBC interview with the parents intersting.


  2. Leah Carey

    Thanks Michael! That’s really sweet of you! 🙂

    I have heard about the baby controversy. I think it’s a little strange. Certainly parents have a right to raise their baby however they choose, but I wouldn’t want to saddle a child with the baggage that comes with all this media attention (that the parents seem to have sought out) in the name of not saddling him/her with baggage. I don’t get it. I’d be curious to know what you think about it!

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