The fabulous mentor World Pulse Paired me with, has held space for me and encouraged me to SOAR

Marie Abanga
Posted January 7, 2021 from Cameroon

This evening I don't want to talk about the impact I have made in the lives of others, no that's already out there and sometimes we seem so focused on that we forget to think impact in our own lives. I want to talk about the impact the featured change makers program has had on my life.

First of all, I will be as vulnerable and authentic as usual. I was not in the best of shapes and spaces in mind when I applied for that program. For me, it was like reaching out for a life support jacket and hoping to find some energy enough as we sailed, to find my bearings and SOAR so I could do much more for my community.

The initiative I chose to get on was novel and really not one about DOING but more about BEING MENTALLY HEALTHY - what a topic to be blowing trumpets and playing flutes on right?. Covid-19 had just reared it's ugly head and I was losing my bearings again; PTSD sucks and you could appear to the world to have it all together while sinking very deeply within.

And that is why when filling the questionnaire on what I wanted in a mentor, all I remember saying is that I wanted someone who could hold space for me and understand what I was hoping to do and feedback.

I released a prayer to the universe and was delighted to get an email some weeks or so later that my mentor is called MEGHA. She has been here on World Pulse since 2013 and yet I hadn't even come across a post of hers for the two years I had been here? Wow quick I went to study her profile and listen to her podcasts that night, and responded to that email the next morning with a "thank you universe"... here is my response email to the WP team and Megha:

"Dear Manasa,

Do you realize we now have three names starting with M in this conversation?  I mean what's the probability that my mentors name starts with same first letter like mine? It's going to be magical.

Thanks Megha (add an n at the end and see how you could be the princess hurray), for accepting to by my mentor.

Please permit me connect mid next week after my current spiritual retreat.

Light and Love"

And coincidentally am on another spiritual retreat as I write. 

Megha and I had a super soul hour long conversation and we realized we had both had such a huge impact on each other's lives. We even had the same book by Peter Levine on titled "Awakening the Tiger" about healing Trauma wow wow wow. Indeed we had both said prayers a while ago hoping we could stay special spiritual sisters long after the FCM program was over. Of course once we shared that with each other, our chorus was a big big YES. The impact we've had on our live shows already on our skins and our glows.

This is the kind of ultimate impact I wanted to create in my own life first and foremost, by joining World Pulse and applying to be an Ambassador, and also a featured change maker. For, what will it benefit me to be doing and doing and keeping a tab on how and how many I have impacted if I can't feel an impact in my own being?

Thank you World Pulse and thank you Megha.

The program ends next month but our sisterhood continues. We will surely meet someday, am a globetrotter and the Mauritius Island isn't on a far off planet hahahahaha

Mersi Buku

This story was submitted in response to #OurImpact.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 08
Jan 08

Hi Again Marie,

I'm so glad to hear that your connection with Megha is only getting stronger and stronger, and that the timing of your mentoring and the changemaker was so timely for you.

Marie Abanga
Jan 09
Jan 09

Dear Jill,

Thank you so much; you encouraged me to apply for the program remember? I really appreciate you too

Jill Langhus
Jan 11
Jan 11

You're welcome. I'm glad to hear that I encouraged you to apply and that it turned out so well, too:-)

Thanks for the appreciation. Kudos to you and the lovely Megha:-) XX

Megha Venketasamy
Jan 08
Jan 08

precious human
sister
how your words move and grace my heart

there are days when I wonder how come I am showered with so much love

we are blessed to have been paired

love from my heart to yours

Marie Abanga
Jan 09
Jan 09

Full moon
I couldn't have prayed for any better
I appreciate you
Aloha

Nini Mappo
Jan 09
Jan 09

Hello Marie,
I love the cycle of giving an receiving that's going on in your story, including future giving and receiving through the radio programs.
Kudos to you, and Megha for seeing the room for greater impact and you for taking the leap.

You'll be literally soaring in the airwaves, causing ripples of change!

Susu Mohamed
Jan 09
Jan 09

Hello Marie,
I liked your story and the way you did connection thanks for sharing us.
keep up going you did great job.
thanks

Marie Abanga
Jan 09
Jan 09

Dear Susu,
Thank you so much for reading my post and for your lovely comment

Marie Abanga
Jan 09
Jan 09

Dear Nini rafiki,
Asante and yes yes it was so unexpected and so soul. I embrace it all with such an open and warm heart, and stay committed to our sisterhood
All the best to you too

Tamarack Verrall
Jan 09
Jan 09

Dear Marie,
How great to read about the Mentor Program and how it has worked for you, and how you both said prayers before meeting, that you would keep this special connection. Such a reminder too, of how we are inspired by each others' work even before we meet. What a celebration of the Mentorship program!

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Tam,
Thank you so much. Indeed, this program is one of the sparks of great faith and hope that 2020 brought my way. We are happy to lovingly hold on to it with our spirits.
Here is to more of such connections for other sisters

Tarke Edith
Jan 10
Jan 10

hello sis Marie
i am very happy to hear that you are connected with sis Megha
i know you both are going to do greater thing in the area of menther health
Thanks for sharing dear
love.

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Big Sis,
Thank you for your comment and oh yes yes Megha and I will keep it going
All the best to you out there

bebecal
Jan 11
Jan 11

Hai i am newbie from Indonesia , nice to meet you all
and my english is not good just littel bit i am so sorry that some of my sentence sometime of out the topic i do my best with my english

Hai Marie
i do prayed from here just for you with love , i give hug and some music i wish you like it Maria

https://semawur.com/REMOVEALLTHENEGATIVEENERGY

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Hello Bebecal,

Thank you so much. I will read your post and leave a comment there, I really appreciate

Marvelous mentor-mentee relationship between Megha and Marie! MMMMM.....

I am so happy about the relationship the two of you have built together. This resonates with me though, "PTSD sucks and you could appear to the world to have it all together while sinking very deeply within." --- SUPER TRUE!

Hurray to you, Self-Care Queen! This year is another MM for you: MOVING MOUNTAINS! Stay unstoppable, MAG!

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Kaye,

Our lovely encouragement queen, thank you so much.
You indeed hear me and feel me and I know you know it is mutual. Megha and I crossed each other's path at the right time, and all thanks to WP
Kuddos to us all as we move P and P (personal and professional) mountains this year Amen

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Marie,
This is great news and i pray that this relationship becomes an everlasting friendship. All the best to you and your mentor. Have a great day.

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Anita,
Thank you very much for your comment
All the best too

Franca
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hello Marie!
So glad to read your story, it's so inspiring.
Mental health is a serious issue, I love how you and your mentor navigate through this.
Ooh, how I love your connection too. Keep making impact.

Marie Abanga
Jan 15
Jan 15

Dear Franca,

Thank you so much. Oh MH is a serious issue and I know it first and very personal hand. I am grateful for the connection with Megha beyond words indeed.
Let's keep keeping on sis

jomarieb.earth
Jan 18
Jan 18

Dear Marie,
I love your video. You are so amazing. And thank you for bringing mental health awareness to us. So many of us needed you to awaken the sleeping lioness. Sleeping because she's been too ashamed to wake up. Sleeping from depression. You have taught the lionesses in all of us how to attack and bring home what is needed to nourish our well being. You are a lioness. And I love your mighty roar!!!
Hugs...JoMarie

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear JoMarie,
I so love seeing your encouraging comments on my posts. I am so grateful for you and for World Pulse. Let's always remember who we are and how much we have to take care of ourselves so we stay holistically fit to take care of ourselves and our cubs.
Light and Love always
Marie

ESEZA MUKYALA
Jan 19
Jan 19

Sister Marie,
It's really good to form deep connections with other people and having a great mentor is a previlege. On addition, without good mental health, life becomes just a mess and also lead to psychological illness.
May your connection last long and thanks for sharing with us here on WP. God bless you.
Eseza....... lots of love dear!

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Eseza,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, indeed am so grateful for all the benefits from such a commendable program.
Light and Love always
Marie

Usbin
Jan 20
Jan 20

I love your story, its really impressive

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Usbin,

Thank you so much

Charity Birla
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hello Marie
So happy for your strong connections and bond and how you are growing in your mwntoship wishing you the best in all exploits as you go ahead...

Marie Abanga
yesterday
yesterday

Dear Charity,

Thank you so much, am ever grateful

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Jan 21
Jan 21

Let sisterly love continue...iron sharpeneth iron... Thank you mentors. Thank you for sharing Marie.

Marie Abanga
yesterday
yesterday

Dear Shirley,

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it all