Stretching me into the vast unknown is the vision I was given many years ago. A vision I demanded to have in order to remain in this world. A vision that promised to help transform our world from what it’s been and is, in terms of how we treat others … fueled by how many of us were and are treated … disrespectfully.
I had no idea what I asked for back then. I had no idea what the visions poured into my heart would take … what they would consist of … how long they would take … what diverse paths they would lead me upon. I had no idea the length of time it would take and most significantly, I had no idea how much the whole experience would grow me, helping me first to adapt and change, to get out from under the negative influences that shape so many of our lives … the details and the big picture.
Sifting and sorting, stopping and giving up, being re-inspired, trying again, getting disappointed more than a few times and standing up once again, living an unconventional life … assumed to be irresponsible, even criminal, this nomadic path has not only provided the knowledge gained, but the opportunity to experience first hand how the knowledge gathered.
Now, once again, other doors are closed or closing and new doors are opening … along with the visions of the next immediate steps and the details for the future much bigger picture … the global initiative.
1. Still unsuccessful at getting Dad the personal care and the funding his special needs require, resulted in the new decision last weekend to move to where he is living out his lasts months in order to be with him several days a week to take him to my home for meals, take him for drives to places he would enjoy, rather than for just short jaunts around the countryside and to take him outside for walks since he is not taken out by staff for such walks because of liability concerns
2. Just invested six hundred dollars in brake lines in his old Mercury Marquis so I can make the move to the village in the country life to be there for him
3. Have to the secure financial sourcing, through contributions, sponsorship and income as the Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE developer, author, speaker and playwright for the move, place to live, cost of living, paying back credit used to be there for Dad this past year and for rolling out the Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Book Launch, Talk and School Package, plus the East-to-West Coast Tour launching late next spring, delivering the School Package of Talk, Play and Book Signing to schools and in outdoor venues to show and tell what individuals, schools and communities can do to raise RESPECT LEVELS for the benefit of all its citizens
4. By spring 2014, as it was expected by last spring 2013, Dad will have returned to God or I will by then be able to secure the personal care he needs beyond what his current residence is able to provide because of their budgetary constraints and because I will be generating the income the part-time low-paying and minimum wages of the past two years upon my return to Kincardine have not provided to meet my own basic cost of living or Dad’s special needs above what his pension provides
Growing, adapting and changing are my constants now in life instead of my looping in circles, doing the same over and over again, settling for so much less than what I know now God planted in my heart between the years of 1994 to 1996. With the power to turn anything bad to good, He is showing me that none of my experiences were lost or a waste but part of my training for what has arrived … the peace and the confidence the visions will be fulfilled, even more than I’ve dreamed of because they are built on faith and trust that only recently was non-existent in my life … all because my RESPECT LEVEL rose enough to examine what had shaped my beliefs and life and to change what was limiting and harmful because they were based on what my book, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE calls the Disrespect Philosophy driving and shaping our global culture … mostly subconsciously.
Growing, adapting and changing … I am an expert, which is demonstrated by my new core belief that I am just as valuable … not more but also not less … as anyone else, regardless of my circumstances, what I have been through, the poor choices I’ve made, the poor choices others have made for me or still try to inflict upon me. Add to this new core belief of feeling valued for just being me, the rich new faith I’ve let into my once-closed heart that I am not alone and that I am loved unconditionally … has translated into the knowledge I know I am now ready to soar in ways I only once dreamed was … impossible.
Today, I now stand tall in faith and trust to declare all setbacks will be overcome and as a result, my experience will inspire others to grow, adapt and change beyond what they have become, as they too were once convinced what they have is the best they can expect … because He can turn anything bad and use it for good … and not just for one, but for the many. How blessed and fortunate, it turns out, I really am and you can be too.
Kaitlin (K.A.) Trepanier
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August 21, 2013
Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE Developer, Author, Speaker, and Playwright