I have the honor and privilege of introducing a courageous, bold and eloquent woman of God; Dr. Jessica Vera.
Please take a moment to read all about her and her miraculous endeavors in life! Be Astonished!
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Be enlightened by her journey through life's struggles and what she's done and become through it all; because of it all. Listen and receive the words from her heart to yours and make sure you grab a copy of her new book, "Rise Up."
Rise Up is a call to action for all who—because of experiencing trauma—struggle to find their unique purpose.
And now here are the words you've been waiting for from Dr. Jessica Vera:
"Passionate Transformation of Community"
Today there is a great deal of proliferation of the words passion and transformation in the world. Which led to my curiosity to research the truth about the meaning of the words.
Passion stems from the Latin work pati, meaning "to suffer." The stem pass comes from the word passive meaning "capable of suffering."
Based upon this understanding of the word, it implies a willingness to endure intense pain and further that it is an inherent ability.
The word transformation essentially means to change from the former to the new. As we all know change is painful.
When these two words are combined the implication is not very attractive. Most of us avoid pain, it’s a human instinct. We are beings drawn to pleasure. Consequently, change also is not typically viewed a pleasurable endeavor.
Yet the reality of many is that they live in pain daily. Whether it is physical or emotional pain, the distinction is minuet. Because when one is in the midst of it, it hurts just the same.
I know, I lived for many years in the darkness and pain of invisible scars left by the experience of repeated sexual trauma and loss. But what I came to learn was that our greatest sources of pain are indicators of our divine purpose.
Let me explain, the greatest life lessons learned have all come from failures, falls, disappointments, loss…I wish it were different, but that is the truth. And more importantly the wisdom gained was that these seemingly negative experiences were actually opportunities given in grace to refine internal gifts that were preordained in each of us, before we were born.
When you examine, as I have, historical influencers in the world you inevitably learn of backstories of endurance of hardship, struggle, and pain. However the difference between these and those who remain stagnant, stuck, or sidetracked, by their pain, is their purposeful resolve.
“No change can occur without progress and no progress will happen without change.”
When you are clear about your divine purpose, then despite fear, obstacles, and seemingly impossible odds, you will prevail, but it will require purposeful resolve. Do the work and find your unique divine purpose, it is right within your experience.
Today in addition to my work, I am an activist for eradication of sexual exploitation of any kind, including Human Sex Trafficking.
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-Review by Ginger Martin
President and CEO
American National Bank