When I lived in Los Angeles 25 years ago, I didn’t just hate my job.
I hated my LIFE.
I hated living in a cramped little one-bedroom apartment.
I hated barely having enough money to cover my rent and eat in the same month.
I would come home to my lonely apartment every night feeling sick to my stomach – and woke up the next morning feeling like someone had their hands around my throat.
Every morning on the way to work, I would literally feel as though someone were choking the life out of me.
But the saddest part was, that I knew the person choking the life out of me, was me.
Here I was, the guy who was going to take the world by storm – and all the dreams that I had had back in my college days had turned into nightmares.
Was this life? Was this all I had to look forward to for the rest of my days on Earth – barely making enough to make ends meet, living in fear and poverty – the very things I had driven over 3,000 miles to get away from?
In my heart, I longed for the ability to make a difference, to help people, to change the world and leave a legacy.
But I had no idea what to do or how to do it.
Then, in the fall of 1992, a friend told me about a church he was attending and how the minister there was a really good speaker.
Now when I was growing up, I had been raised in a church that told me that I was a sinner and nothing I did would ever be good enough.
(Working as a professional ballet dancer certainly helped to reinforce that belief, since nothing I did was EVER good enough!)
That’s why I was approximately as excited about going back to church as a turkey is about Thanksgiving Day.
But for some reason, I decided to give it a try.
I walked into that church, the North Hollywood Church of Religious Science, and heard the minister talk about the nature of God and man.
He said, “There is no spot where God is not.”
He said, “God and you are one.”
He said, “God is right where you are.”
I had never heard such things spoken out loud before.
I had been raised to believe that God was some old white guy with a beard who not only didn’t like me, He also didn’t approve of me and would never be happy with me or what I did.
I had never heard of the idea that God could actually be right here where I am . . . and could actually approve of me!
I started taking classes at the church and learning about the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Church of Religious Science (the Science of Mind). I started studying other metaphysical teachers like Louise Hay, Catherine Ponder, and Deepak Chopra.
For the first time in my life, I learned how to pray and began meditating and journaling, learning how to quiet my mind and listen to God.
I know that probably sounds awfully woo-woo to some people, but please understand that up until that point in my life, I had been so cut off from my own feelings and opinions that I would just go along with whatever anyone else told me to do. It was the first time I had ever asked myself what I really wanted.
And that was the beginning of all the amazing changes that have happened in my life since then…
Meeting and marrying the love of my life.
Having a 7-figure home-based business.
Being a Hay House and Nightingale-Conant best-selling author.
And getting to serve and help people in 178 countries around the world.
Watch the video and I’ll tell you more about it…
Be happy when life comes full circle.
Be happy for the things that are about to happen for you…
I believe in you!
Noah St. John, Author The Book of Afformations
Chief Instructor, Power Habits® Academy
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