A message from Mary about this talk for students of the NIMA Institute —
I am humbled and filled with gratitude for having the opportunity to do the work I do. I recently gave a motivational talk to a group of night school students. A few hours before my talk I began to wonder if I could offer anything that would really make a difference to them, and if they would even hear my message. I said a prayer and asked that just one of these young women may be changed for the better because I was there. As I began speaking I felt an electric energy in the air, I dove into my talk with more passion than ever. I became aware of many in the audience who were listening intently and so wanted my words to ring true. I saw tears. I saw smiles. And I saw one woman who sat expressionless with her eyes riveted upon me. Afterward, as I gathered my things to leave, I stopped briefly by her chair and gently placed my hand on her shoulder. I looked into her eyes and simply whispered, “I see you and you are known to me”. The next day I woke to an email from her sharing how she had come into that room thinking that she was at the end of her rope and unable to deal with the fears that had bound her. She didn’t feel she even wanted to go on. But she believed the words she heard, and saw a path of how to overcome each of her fears. She said she is now filled with hope and gratitude. Once again I was humbled that I am a messenger of a very important message. I am so grateful that I get to have a part in healing our planet, and helping people grow.