Saturday, April 26, 2014

If you do your part, trust

As you may have read in previous newsletters, I went rough quite a mental struggle about whether or not I was going to fly to CA to film an angel show. My heart won, of course, and I poured every ounce of love and energy I had into preparing both my material and myself for work I had never done before. I had been interviewed a few times, and had done a few YouTube videos, but nothing like 12 episodes of a show!

So as I got on the airplane to go film, after working very hard to get my energy as well as my episodes in order, a great peace came over me. I had done my part, and I knew it was time to surrender and trust. Originally I had been scheduled to film over four days, the guys doing it wanted to have enough time since I was new and we were all anticipating a steep learning curve. But as luck and life would have it, schedule conflicts with other filming projects dictated that I would have only 2 1/2 days to film all twelve episodes. They had kindly offered to reschedule me, but the angels felt I could do it, and a deep commitment inside of me made me believe. So there I was, arriving in CA late in a Friday night with the first several episodes in my head ready to go on Saturday morning.

Getting ready was a small adventure. I had happily agreed to do my own hair and makeup to save costs, but when I arrived at the stuido, the bathroom was small, dark, and the walls were painted brown. As they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention!" A desk lamp, a standing lamp, and finally some stage lights from the nearby warehouse, all wired in with a huge orange power cord made it bright enough to see. (I am counting on computer filters to do the rest!) And then there was the issue of the first outfit I put on - white pants and a beautiful green top. I had not thought about the fact that if I wore green, I would be rendered invisible against the green screen! Oops! Luckily I had other choices! But these things were small, made me laugh, and were easily solved with just a little ingenuity.

As I stood in front of the camera a for the first time, suddenly the energy came on and started running through me with a great force. The material which I was concerned about forgetting while thinking of all the other details of camera work was suddenly clear in my head. And in spite of a few bloopers at first, and a few small mishaps – a train suddenly going by outside and making so much noise, it even went through the soundproof walls, and my iPad with the timer falling over with a loud bang – everything started to flow smoothly. Within a few episodes I was able to do each segment in one take, and to all of our surprise five episodes were filmed on day one, six on day two, and the last one on day three. The only challenge I had was that the energy got so strong in many cases that all I could see between me and the camera was white light – so much so, that it was hard to see the lens!

So when you receive inspiration, and have done your part - even if you have no clue how the rest of the process will work - trust that the power that creates universes will give you the strength and assistance you need to do the rest!

Have a blessed week,
I love you all
Ann

ps - When I know more about when the show will be aired, I will let you know too!

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