Week Five Prompt – Scheming to Act with Poder

Dearest Future Jenny,

It’s amazing all that has happened in the last ten years.  So much has occurred since you began your “little program” to help others, especially women, learn about their worth and dignity and value.  Can you believe it?!  It has now been translated into so many languages and adapted to fit so many different cultures.  And it all began with your desire to find healing for yourself and then wanting to share that healing with others.

I remember it well.  It all started with your desire to find your own healing and wholeness.  You looked into so many areas of study, techniques, and methods that you searched and tried out as you learned, you kept finding ways that pieced back together your own brokenness.  Then when you met Valentin, he encouraged you and supported you in your dream of putting something together for others.  I remember how he said you could put anything you wanted into the program and that he would support you and work with you.

But then, sadly, he got sick and died so quickly and unexpectedly.  I remember his last words to you, “¡Tú puedes!”  You didn’t believe his words and you didn’t believe in yourself.  You wanted to give it all up.  But when you were invited to give your program at that firs church, you decided to do it in honor and memory of Valentin.  He would be so proud of you!  But then it stopped after four years until you took that workshop Discern, Dream and Scheme.  That was the time when everything sparked back into life.

It was during that time that you really got to the root of all that had been keeping you back and stuck.  It was during that time in your prayer time that you heard the words of love, acceptance and support that you had never heard from your dad that you finally heard deep inside you.  I remember how the last vestiges of self-doubt, self-rejection, and lack of acceptance and value melted away with those words ringing inside you said by your dad.  And I remember how he promised to help you in everything you wanted to do from then on.  He opened so many doors and windows for you to bring your teachings and work to others.

Now so many people, both men and women, have learned how much they are really worth, how much value they all hold, no matter what negative messages they may have gotten before, no matter how broken they may have been.  Your simple and wise teachings have changed the world and the church for the better.  Thank you for taking the steps to bring those teachings to others; thank you for being willing to grow and risk being rejected and “not good enough.”  Thank you for rejecting those negative messages and instead listening to the voice of Sophia deep within you.  That has made all the difference in this world.

I love you.

Your younger Jenny

5 thoughts on “Week Five Prompt – Scheming to Act with Poder

  1. Jenny, What a sweet, thoughtfu, hopefull letter from an older you to today’s you. She honors your perseverance, your resolve, your decision to keep believing in yourself and sharing your healing with others. Can you print this letter and tuck it someplace where you can take it out and re-read it whenever you need to?

    1. Hi Ellie, what a great idea. Thank you! I will do it and place it someplace where I can find it easily. Blessings.

  2. Dearest Present Jenny,
    Tu Puedes…

    You’ve demonstrated through your posts and in our small group that tu puedes. Here are the phrases that stand out to me from your letter:

    “…it all began with your desire to find healing for yourself and then wanting to share that healing with others.”

    “I remember it well…you met Valentin, he encouraged you and supported you in your dream of putting something together for others… he said you could put anything you wanted into the program and that he would support you and work with you.”

    “you were invited to give your program at that first church, you decided to do it in honor and memory of Valentin.”

    “in your prayer time…you heard the words of love, acceptance and support…said by your dad…he promised to help you in everything you wanted to do from then on. He opened so many doors and windows for you to bring your teachings and work to others.”

    “Now so many people, both men and women, have learned how much they are really worth, how much value they all hold…Your simple and wise teachings have changed the world and the church for the better. Thank you for taking the steps to bring those teachings to others; thank you for being willing to grow and risk…Thank you for…listening to the voice of Sophia deep within you. That has made all the difference in this world.

    I love you.

    Your younger Jenny”

    Tu puedes…Dios te bendiga Jenny!

    1. Thank you, Daniel, for your encouraging words and thank you for sharing your wisdom in our small group. I was very impressed with your insights and wisdom that you so gently shared with each of us. I believe you are a great spiritual director! Anyone who has you as their director is very lucky and blessed to have you. May you continue to listen to the voice of Sophia as She leads you in your work of building the Reign of God and sharing the goodness of the Lord! Blessings.

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