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Why Keeping the Faith is Important

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What a wonderful view!
Lake Michigan, a block from my new home.
Picture by Blake Cahoon

Recently I moved—if you’ve been following this blog, you already know this.  For those who are just catching up—without the boring details—I moved 15 minutes north from Illinois to Wisconsin and a block from the Lake Michigan shoreline.  I call it my lake cottage and it’s beautiful, to say the least. The cottage is smaller than my old home was.  I got rid of my old home because the economy did a number on; like so many of us, I too got caught up in the debt net and the brief, still unemployment net.  And because I was holding on to something I no longer wanted, needed or could afford, but was too proud to let it go and move someplace smaller that was local, the universe stepped in wisely but firmly and caused chaos in my life for the last several months.  It didn’t take long to figure out that the why of the situation was to let go of my house.  But the details were like being on a roller coaster ride.  I’m not too fond of roller coaster rides—they make my stomach hurt.

Over the last several  years, I’ve used my imagination to picture myself in a smaller, cozier home surrounded by trees and nature.  In one scenario, I’m nestled among a prairie, with a Lake Michigan view.  My home is easy to maintain and is affordable.  I love my dream homes. 

This summer in the midst of chaos, I didn’t know what was going to happen or where I was going to land.  I did know that the house I built eleven years ago was no longer going to be mine.  I did know that soon I would be homeless and possibly jobless at the same time.  But I kept the faith.  Somehow it was going to be OK.

And it was.

While searching for a job in New York, I got a job in Illinois.  I accepted it.  I told my friends, I was coming home.  Someone knew of a rental home and I checked it out.  It was a combination of all my dream homes.  I snatched it up and prepared to move. Life was becoming less chaotic.  Faith had kept me afloat.

I love trees and nature, and my new cottage home has lots of old grown trees and a large back yard where I can see the lake!  I’m surrounded by wild overgrown prairie and forest, all which is protected so there’ll be no development near me.   It’s just a beautiful little place with an updated kitchen, wooden floors, wood deck and cathedral ceiling.   The cats love it, of course, exploring new outdoors places.   It’s cozy and cute and perfect for me at this time of my life.

Two months ago I didn’t know this place even existed.  I still thought I was moving to New York state to be with family.  Life to say the least was uncertain.  But I kept the faith.  I knew sort of why all the chaos was happening, but hadn’t figured out the details of where I was going.  But I kept the faith. 

When you have no idea what is going on in your life, this probably is the best action to take.  Keeping the faith, as Billy Joel sang, has its with it energy that can sustain you while the chaos settles down. I kept the faith–knowing I’d land where I was supposed to, when I was supposed to and how I was supposed to.  God and the angels promised me earlier that all would be all right and they were right (of course!).

Now two months later, I’m moved into my new lake home; I have a good paying interesting job, my two cats love their new home and all is right again with the world.  Oh, the old house still is lingering with lawyers and bank negotiations still working themselves out—but I have faith that it too will be taken care of shortly.  I have faith.

My point is—keep the faith.  As Rudyard Kipling once wrote, and I paraphrase, “When all are losing their heads around you, and if you keep yours, then truly you are a man, my son”….or something to that effect.  Essentially, I know that what he was saying is—buck up when all is chaotic—keep the faith and you’ll go far.  I know I have—by keeping the faith.  Life is good again and that is why having faith is so important.

With Light and Love Always,

Blake Cahoon and the Divine Guidance Team
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Having Faith Counts

Messages from angels and ascended mastersNew beginnings can be either frightening or exciting. Often it is your choice. For me, I chose exciting. While I may be apprehensive of the future as it is unknown to me and it part of human nature to be in such a state of mind; I realize that my divine guidance will take me where, not only where I need to go, but want to go.

When you have faith in a divine and guiding hand, you know you will be taken care of. When you don’t have faith, you are uncertain, unsure and afraid.

Many believe in a higher power, that which is called God, the Universe, Jesus the Christ, etc. If you are a subscriber of this blog, you fall into this category. There is a universal intelligence loving source of infinite energy that we all can tap into. We can ask for help for anything and we will receive the essence and the underlying energy behind our request. Ask and it is given.

I see this in my own life all the time and am always being blessed with magnificent blessings from the that which I refer to as God.

We call God “The Father” Or our “Heavenly Father” because of our historic culture; but also because we look to our own biological fathers for love and guidance or the majority have in the past. You may or may not trust in your biological father, but you can trust in your heavenly one.

Allow yourself to have faith in these divine higher sources and watch what happens. You will be amazed. Just don’t forget to say thank you!

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, PMC (Psychic/Medium/Channel)
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being
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Tragedy Illuminates the Need for Faith

Today I learned that a favorite and beloved pet store in my area burned down last week. While no humans were harmed, well, I’m sorry to say the store and contents were a total loss. I’m very saddened to hear this. The owners are devastated; they had this business for 20 years. There will be a lot of healing taking place over many months to come for so many who loved this business.

Often times we are faced with these types of situations –when senseless acts take away loved ones and create chaos and profound sadness in our lives. It is these times we must seek a higher power and recognize that this higher power is indeed in charge. It is true faith that sustains us in these great times of emotional need. Faith to know that there was greater purpose to the tragedy even if we can’t recognize it as such at the time. To know that the angels were there – to help the helpless transition quickly and to know that these souls –are now in the capable and loving arms of those that can heal the wounds from any hurt from the transition.

While I am sad, I must look and know that a higher power overlooked this situation. That in the end all will be well and that the cost has not been too high for those left behind in any similar situation. I trust and pray that God is in charge, that life is often filled with mysteries as well as misery and that we as humans have to figure out the difference.

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Co-Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being

Blake loves animals and is comforted by the thought of angels easing the suffering within this tragic situation. She plans on hugging her own kitties tightly tonight.