In Praise of Taking the Leap of Faith and Indiana Jones
Have there ever been times in your life when you knew you just had to take a leap of faith? When the only answer was to just jump and do something? Even if it made no logical sense?
Did you do it? Did you take the leap? How was your landing?
I’ve discovered over and over again in my life that when we take the leap of faith, that’s when the magic happens.
I’ve had two times in my life where I took a leap of faith. Both times, I thought I was jumping into the abyss. The first time it happened, I was at such a low point in my life that it almost felt like throwing myself off a cliff and because I was so unhappy, I didn’t care. The second time I was so happy that I felt my happiness would save me. The interesting thing is, in both situations, I was right.
The first time I took the leap of faith was when I left my 20 year law practice after I came to Sedona for the first time. I just left. I couldn’t take it anymore. I was a divorce attorney and although I loved the part where I was helping my clients, I just couldn’t take another day of the fighting and arguing and emotional turmoil. I had no idea what I was going to do. I had no plan. I didn’t have enough money to just not work. But I did it. I left. I spent 6 months taking care of all of my 175 cases and left. And at that time I came to Sedona for one month.
During that month I did three types of healing work that were life changing.
The heaviness was starting to clear and I was starting to come back into connection. I still didn’t have a plan. I still didn’t have any idea what I was going to do, but I was starting to feel a lot better.
Over the next 3 years, I came to Sedona for a month at a time doing healing work with different practitioners that I would find. Some were amazing and some were not. But they all contributed to my growing awareness that something was “right around the corner”. I knew that my own healing had to be somewhat complete before it would show up.
And then suddenly, 2 weeks before 9/11 happened, I was in Sedona doing a session and my high self came in and told me it was time to move to Sedona. I asked what I was going to be doing, but it seems like they always just show you the next step, they never show you the whole thing.
So I was being told to leave Omaha, sell my house, leave my friends, and come to Sedona. For three years I had always said when asked that I was “never” moving to Sedona. Well, never say never.
Right after this happened I chanced upon the movie “Indiana Jones and Last Crusade” while I was channel surfing. This is the one with Sean Connery playing Indiana’s father. At the end of the movie, the Nazis have shot Indie’s dad in the stomach and the only way Indie can save him is to solve a bunch of riddles and find the Holy Grail. Indie is told he needs to take a leap of faith. He looks down and sees a chasm that is so deep he can’t even see the bottom of it. Taking the leap of faith means stepping into this chasm into what looks like certain death. He takes a deep breath and steps forward. Suddenly a path rises up to meet him and he can cross the divide. When he felt the faith and believed, there it was, the path rose up to meet him.
He found the Holy Grail, saved his father, and they all (literally) go riding off into the sunset (and this was filmed at one of my favorite, mystical places in the world, Petra (the Rose City) in Jordan).
I took the leap of faith — I moved to Sedona having no idea what I was going to be doing, started Sedona Soul Adventures 6 months later (after seeing it in my dreams) and am now living happily ever after, watching beautiful sunsets and traveling to places like Egypt and Peru.
If I hadn’t taken the leap of faith, none of this would have happened. I saved my own life, not realizing the impact all this would have on the lives of so many others.
We’re all being guided. We’re all being tested. We can stay in our comfort zone and have things continue to be miserable and boring or we can take the leap and see what magic happens.
A woman came this week to start her Soul Adventure. She was very nervous. She’s been reading my newsletter for 4 years. She said it took her all that time to finally take the leap of faith, but she was already feeling the exhilaration and liberation of having done that. And I’m happy to say her Soul Adventure was a roaring success. It’s so amazing what can happen when we finally give ourselves permission to take that leap.
So how about you? Is there something in your life that’s calling you to take a leap of faith? Is there something that you know you’re supposed to be doing and you’re holding yourself back? Is there something that’s keeping you from living a life of joy and bliss? The only thing holding you back is you.
So I invite you to take the leap of faith and come to Sedona and do a soul adventure. We’ll figure out the blocks that are holding you back. We’ll help you through the leap into a soft, beautiful landing and into the joy and bliss that are your birthright.
Call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada) or click here to request your complimentary session with one of our Angel Guides who will design the perfect retreat for you (or both of you if it’s a couple).
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If you knew what could happen, you’d be taking that leap right now.
Wishing you a week filled with love, joy, bliss and connection.
Debra Stangl, Founder