Spirit Warrior – Robert Tremblay

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Welcome to the latest post in the Spirit Warrior Series in which I am featuring Spirit Warriors I know. These are men who have made the transition from very ‘normal’ careers, some quite masculine in their nature, to a more spiritual calling. Many men are making this shift from the physical to the meta-physical, and they have allowed me to share their stories with you, in the hopes it will inspire and uplift you, especially if you are thinking of doing the same thing.

The Spirit Warrior I would like to introduce you to is Robert Tremblay. I have only recently connected with Robert, he is an amazing soul full of light.

MG: Robert, can you tell everyone what it was you used to do?

Spirit Warrior: Prior to my illness and awakening I spent 20 years teaching management practices in the sales and finance industry. I became an accredited national speaker with high energy and a huge ego to deliver motivating ways to lead and succeed. Prior to that I was in the military and then Police work.

MG: What is it you currently do?

twenty secondsSpirit Warrior: I am since September 2015 a published Author. I continue my passionate speaking about my experience and survival around the world.

MG: What inspired the shift?

Spirit Warrior: On February 27, 2011 I died in a hospital bed in Vermont, after suddenly being diagnosed as terminal.  I had a near death experience that changed everything about me at exactly the right time, like many others.

MG: Were there financial implications? What was it like to go from a regular paycheck to being self-employed?

Spirit Warrior: It was the most freeing experience for me to finally see that the thing I had chased all of my life was a block to finding my own riches deep inside my soul.

MG: Did you get support from your friends and family?

Spirit Warrior: During my long ordeal with illness, yes. Although some completely disappeared during that time, they had difficulty dealing with my impending death.  After my awakening, many took positions on my new persona and to this day, most still stay further away than they did prior to my NDE.

MG: Have you ever been judged, criticised or ridiculed for your decision to transition from the physical to meta-physical?

Spirit Warrior: Oh yes…although I might question the “decision”” aspect of the question… Although most don’t verbalize the judgement directly to me…their absence and lack of engagement in regards to my true purpose remain clear.

MG: Have you ever considered returning to your old career?

Spirit Warrior: Ironically, I tried three separate times to return…each time I made it 3 months before I found myself sick again.

MG: What gets you through the tough moments?

Spirit Warrior: Keeping busy with new experiences helps me through the tough spots…whether it be physical or emotional in nature.

robertMG: Can you share you favourite spiritual practice with us?

Spirit Warrior: Everyday since my awakening I rarely miss a sunrise or sunset…this is my meditation.  At sunrise when the first light of the day hits my face I just simply say thank you… It is in these moments that I think of everything I am grateful for.

MG: Are you more in tune with your inner self? With your intuition?

Spirit Warrior: I have spent many years resisting my intuition.  I don’t anymore… Now I find nearly every answer I need comes at exactly the right time, manner and sequence.

MG: Do you express your feelings and emotions more easily?

Spirit Warrior:  Certainly much different now, yes.  It flows so freely that I find it would be impossible not to.

MG: What has been the best and worst parts of making this shift?

Spirit Warrior: The worst part was the feeling of being alone at first…not understanding that there are others going through the same thing – it was a great gift to find a community. The best part is the childlike ways I experience nearly every minute. Seeing things like it is the first time and feeling it all.

MG: If you could go back in time and change the past, would you choose to do it all over again?

Spirit Warrior: I would not change anything about the past or what brought me there.  It shaped and polished me…finding this love for myself was the very trigger of my healing.

MG: Is there anything else you would like to share?

Spirit Warrior: Finally finding the correlation between positive thinking and healing and seeing it in action was a ‘holy cow’ moment where I found that positive thinking isn’t a sports logo. It is a universal law of nature.  The great epiphanies I experience every day on topics I never knew interested me prior, has been liberating.  When I realized that being present and mindful of the moment and the gratitude that goes with it was the best discovery I have ever found. In moments like these I connect to a universal stream of energy and knowledge I hadn’t even considered prior. It is in this “place” that all the answers lie. Answers to questions I didn’t even know I had.

 

MG: Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful insights with me, and with my readers.

Spirit Warrior: It was such a pleasure…thank you for continuing to share your beautiful soul with this world.

 

If you would like to check out what Robert is doing his links are below. Thank you for reading, there will be another Spirit Warrior featured very soon.

Blog – roberttrombley.blogspot.co.uk

Book – Twenty Seconds

Facebook – Twenty Seconds Page

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Earth Angel Connections

I have been so blessed recently to connect to many beautiful Earth Angels! I have had conversations over Skype and Facebook with these amazing souls who are all fulfilling their purpose on this planet in different ways. I want to introduce you to three of them today, please go to their websites and check out the work they are doing.

I connected with Robert Tremblay, the author of Twenty Seconds. His book is about his near-death experience (NDE) and his spiritual journey. What an amazing soul he is! Before the conversation I had been feeling quite overwhelmed and low and within seconds we were laughing and joking like we had known each other forever! He is doing some amazing work raising awareness of HIV, and I am so excited that this summer, I will get to meet him and do an event with him. (More info on that to come!)

The Earth Angel Training AcademyA fabulous Earth Angel I was interviewed by for her radio show in Arizona is Kellie Fitzgerald. We had so much fun doing the interview that it was hard to stop talking! She read The Earth Angel Training Academy and really resonated with it, even dreaming of the characters afterwards! I also hope to meet up with her soon too. If you want to listen to the interview, it’s online here.


 

 

 

 

Michelle is the author and publisher of 10 Visionary Fiction novels, all available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. She spends her days helping Indie Authors to publish their books, taking photographs of mushrooms and making gluten-free cakes.

If you need any help with your publishing journey, please do get in touch with her by emailing theamethystangel@hotmail.co.uk. You can book a Skype session or a phone call with her, or ask questions via email. Please do follow her publishing blog to receive more posts on Indie Publishing.


 

Is Poverty the Birthplace of True Creativity?

Does it also lead to deep appreciation and gratitude for the beautiful, simple things in life?

I’ve wondered, on more than one occasion, why I have remained in financial difficulty over the last few years. I mean, I am not destitute, or living on the streets,though if it weren’t for my amazing friends and family, and my credit cards, that may well have become the situation. But the thought popped into my head today, that if money were no problem, then perhaps I wouldn’t be quite so creative. That if money was plentiful and my bank accounts all very healthy, I perhaps wouldn’t be able to empathise and connect with those who have very little, and be able to help them.

I said to my partner last night – “I sometimes feel like my career is taking a while to really take off, to make sure that I learn to remain humble.”

I also think, that the struggle, the desperation, the rough times – all become the perfect material for creating stories and objects that will help and inspire others.

None of this means that I wish to be poor for the rest of my life, but it does seem to be that the ‘starving artist’ mentality may have its roots in the idea that poverty forces you to be more creative with what time, resources and money you have. If your budget is tight, you don’t go out and buy everything brand new for a project. You are more likely to recycle, salvage, and think outside the box. So in fact, having less money is promoting eco-friendly ways of being, too.

I do think that extreme poverty, to the point where you are living in scarcity and are unable to think of anything other than surviving the day, limits creativity, as it seems like a luxury to be creative in those situations. But when you are able to survive, but have a limited budget for things you want to do, I do think you become more creative within those limitations.

I have experienced this in my own life, where I have wanted to do something, but not had much money to spend, I find that I become more creative, and though it may take more of my time, there is something infinitely more magical about the end result. For example, when I did the Harry Potter theme parties, for myself and my friends, there were so many things I could have bought online. So much available merchandise, if I’d had a big budget. But I didn’t. I was trying to do the parties on no budget at all. So instead of buying chocolate frogs, I found a template online, printed it onto card, made the boxes, and then bought a frog mold, and melted bars of chocolate. Instead of buying a sorting hat, I dug out my leather from my notebook making days, and hand-stitched a hat myself. For the house points, I got four pop bottles, turned them upside down and screwed the lids onto a plinth made by my partner. If I’d had a budget, I would probably have bought it all, instead of making it myself. And I think it was the Weasley nature of the decorations that made the parties magical. I also appreciated it all so much more, because I knew how much time I had put into it!

I also mentioned gratitude and appreciation, because I truly feel that until you have experienced the feeling of having nothing, or of going through some very dark times, it’s difficult to truly appreciate and feel gratitude for what you have, and for the simple things. I watched a clip from Oprah’s latest Super Soul Sunday, and she was interviewing Amy Purdy. who is such an inspiring woman. She died on an operating table when she contracted meningitis. She said that when she crossed over, and was told she could stay on Earth if she wanted, she thought about all the things she loved about living, and they were things like – the smell of rain, and the sound of ocean waves.

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She decided to stay, and now, every day, she experiences deep and true appreciation for the simple things in her life, like her coffee in the morning, and walking in nature.

It seems that adversity that comes from illness, injuries, disability or near death experiences also inspires a deep creativity, and appreciation. Amy wanted to snowboard again, despite having had both legs removed, because it was her passion. But there weren’t prosthetic legs that were appropriate, so she created them.

How many of us just trudge through life, without stopping to create something new, without looking at things from a different angle, without pushing the boundaries in order to fulfil our mission and purpose and doing whatever it takes to follow our passions? Do we really need poverty, illness and adversity to wake us up and inspire us to truly shine?

What are your thoughts?