Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2/21/12 - Ready, Shift, Go

I have had many shifts in my life lately, especially this past week. As I've said before, God is in charge and I'm just holding on and enjoying the ride. And what a ride it is!

My niece came over the other night to pick up Sandy, her dog who had stayed overnight. She looks a lot like a sandy-colored Bentley, don't you think?

My niece walked in the living room, bent down to pet Sandy and within seconds she asked, "Where is your sofa?"  I just grinned and calmly said, "Gone." (<-- Don't you just love that picture on my January 30 blog? It cracks me up every time I look at it.)

I waited. My niece looked around the room a little more. "Where are your bookcases?" Her voice was rising in pitch as she stood up.  I again replied with tranquility, "Gone."

Without finishing her survey, she looked at me with a surprised look on her face, eyes wide. I almost laughed as I explained, "They won't exactly fit in an RV now, will they?"

Then, in acceptance, she laughed, "I suppose not." And continued, "But why would you be getting rid of things now? I thought it was going to be at least a year or two?"

My timeline has moved up folks. I wrote the following paragraph on January 22:
I am at a time in my life that feels similar to the moment at a theme park when you step off the platform onto a thrill ride. You sit down, buckle up and hold on. I have no idea what lies ahead. I only know that it is coming at me fast, I am steadfast and secure in my seat (holding hands with God), and I am enjoying every moment of this glorious ride.
It still feels that way. A friend pointed out that I don't have to wait to be established with a mobile income to get an RV.  I can get one now and live in it while still on my j.o.b., take off on weekends for day-trip excursions, and learn the ropes. His remark coincided with an idea that had also recently occurred to me.... Now that I work in a warehouse district, there is plenty of parking space for an RV.  Hmmmm... The seed grew. And now it's official, I've been given the God nod that it won't be long. I don't have a clue as to "how" it is going to happen or when. I just know it is going to occur sooner than later. The event is imminent.

This past weekend I was blessed to have the opportunity to visit again with Glenn before he leaves the area entirely. As a result, I also had the extreme pleasure of meeting Wayne Wirs. As a spiritual neophyte and a mere boondocker wannabe, I was thrilled that the two of them shared a part of their world with me for ANY length of time. Thanks guys - it truly was an honor.

As would be expected in that company, we talked about RVs and God. I've talked about God nods quite often throughout my blog. The thing I find to be most prevalent for me right now is that the closer I get to living the life I envision, the more intense the God nods get - in volume and frequency.

I was asked recently if the God nods are a voice I hear. And for those who know me personally, you can stop the chortles, they weren't implying I need to be on meds.  :)  It was a genuine question and other than being able to say the nods are not voices, I really didn't have an answer at the time. I do now. They are an audible communication with great clarity, but they are not "voices" from God I hear, they are more like voices I feel.

That's how I know the timeline has moved up, in spite of me. LOL.  I feel it. It's not a feeling with an emotional attribute. It's a knowing.

I called today about an affordable RV listed in craigslist. It was already sold. There will be another, as many as are needed, and I will know mine when I find it.  It will be a gift from He/She/MY God, just like this whole journey has been to date.

I honestly cannot believe how much my life has changed since October 22. It's overwhelming at times. Then I remind myself that I'm not in charge, I'm just along for the ride. All I need to do is hang on and keep listening.

And so it is. I'm ready. The shifts continue to multiply exponentially. And I'm good to go.


  1. I never cease to be amazed,many times i have read your blog and you have a gift for putting into words the knowings that are in my heart. We must be on a similar plain tho different roads to a lifestyle change.So keep on keeping onward!

    1. @ Joe - You always have the kindest words and they mean a lot to me. I will definitely keep on keepin on. You do the same my simpatico blog friend. ;)

  2. For some reason I was waiting for you to post all day long. And now I know why.

    Major shifts are occurring for all of us. Not so much on the outside but in the core of our very beings. I felt it too, and woke up this morning at peace.

    How and when doesn't matter, but it will come. In the perfect time and way. And it will be beautiful :-)

    1. @ Maria - Good for you! God is never late, but He's never early either. Perfect time and way. Beautiful, indeed. ;)

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    1. @ Sandra - thank you, Sandra. Lots of that I definitely have. ;) Sandy dog is a great subject, isn't she? I'm honored that YOU, photographer extraordinaire, like it. :)

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    1. @ John - your creativity makes me smile. Thank you. :)

  5. Hello Debra, it's a to long time i didn't visit this marvelous blog. Lot to read. You make realy a great job. Love to read your adventures in the theme park, lol.Sit down, buckle up and hold on.;-) I also like your answer to your niece Sandy,"gone".Simple "gone".Also you don't need to have a mobile income to get an RV. That's the way i shall begin my rv life. Just stay on the parking near my truck and make mini trips on week-ends.I calculate that i can save lot of money living like that.Courage Debra.
    Like you, i also visit the rv dealer in Oostende.It's calling Urbano, the number one in Belgium. And also i find my dream, http://www.urbano.be/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=697&category_id=50&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=249
    I just need to find a He/She/MY God for a gift. (kidding)
    Have a nice day at the Dallas RV Supersale! Let us see wat of kind rv you're looking for. HuGs, Patrick

    1. @ Patrick - Bienvenue à nouveau! J'ai manqué de vous entendre. Your English is getting better, I think. Kudos! Thank you for sending courage my way. I love that Urbano! Way, way cool! You go Patrick. HugZ right back at ya, Debra