I have shared with you on many occasions, how much the time I spent on Starting Over with my life coach Iyanla Vanzant meant to me and how it changed my life. If you saw her on the Oprah show yesterday, you saw it in action. THAT, was reality TV. No matter who you thought was right or wrong, the beauty of that moment was watching these powerful, independent women have the difficult conversation necessary to repair both their personal and business relationship.
There were no name calling, hair pulling, neck rolling moments. It was two women rising to the highest part of their beings to find the common ground to stand together as business partners, sisters and ultimately friends. It was a sight to behold. It moved us forward as women and it was beautiful.
I remember one day right before my graduation, I was boo-hooing on Iyanla's lap, AGAIN and telling her I just didn't know how I would ever repay her or do anything in my life that would adequately thank her for what she's done for me and she quickly turned to me and said, "Help somebody else." And it is from THAT level of compassion that I grew.
Iyanla was the first woman who ever reached out to me as a mentor. The first who was brave enough to stand up to me, for me and with me, teaching me the best thing I can ever do is share the love, honesty and compassion she shared with me. I experienced the power of women working together for the collective greater good. I came away from that experience a changed woman. One that searches for the common goals and not the things that divide us because I am not my sister's keeper, I AM my sister and when she succeeds, so do I. I hope when you watched Oprah with Iyanla yesterday, you saw that too. Don't miss part II of their reunion, Wednesday, Feb 24, 2011.
Check out Iyanla's latest book on Amazon.com.
Mary from Ireland
I am Willingness, from the first Peace From Broken Pieces. I was contacting you first of all to express my deepest gratitude for you and all the members of the God Squad for being in service to myself and others during our week at Omega, in Rhinebeck NY. I have had an overwhelming spiritual response in my life that I know is a direct result of the spiritual healing I received while in your care. I am so very grateful. At times I am shaken to my core because of revelations that are coming to me as a result of the shift of energy generated by the healing. I am absolutely honored to have been in the presence of Iyanla Vanzantís light and enlightenment. I would be pleased if you could let her know I and my entire ancestral lineage appreciate the work she does and the opportunity she has provided to me for healing. I will always love all of you for facilitating that experience.
I am so grateful to you, and I Thank God For You!
Joyce from Birmingham, Alabama
I just wanted to say thank you. I attended the Wonder Woman Weekend over five or more years ago. I was so empowered two of my daughters attended in the last few years. I was given the gifts of knowledge, hope, forgiveness and continue to grow. I will be 65 in March and have so much joy in my life. Thank you, thank you.
Thank you for being you. I pray for you everyday. I know you don't remember me, but in 1997 I took a class with you at InnerVisions. My broken pieces were miscarriages that shook me to my core. I became pregnant again while in your class. Four months into the pregnancy I nearly lost that baby as well. But I prayed, my friends from your class prayed AND you called me and prayed with me.... It was a difficult pregnancy with bed rest and monitoring and hospital stays. My baby girl was born 6 weeks early, but made it. She is my miracle and has rocked my world.
13 years later she continues to amaze and I continue to be grateful. She's a freshman in high school - straight A's and a wonderful old spirit. I am so blessed, this is what you helped create!
Thank you for the role you played in helping me create this miracle.