My Journey

Dorcas Wood's Feeling Good Blog
Life was meant to be FREE from struggle. We were designed for greatness and live life with a contagious passion and attitude of love that would guarantee our success in life and literally transform the world.

So why do most people live without a purpose or passion?

Most people don't believe they deserve to live a passionate life.

Just like Adam and Eve had a choice to obey or not obey God's command and be fruitful and multiply - we also have a choice.  We make our decisions primarily based on what we believe we deserve and are entitled to.

Adam chose poorly and Man became unfruitful and multiplied.

So cut to 6000+ years later where I'm born into a traditional Pentecostal family. Full-blooded preacher's kid I might add. 

That's me on the far left with big Sis and little bro.

I erroneously learned through childhood experiences that:
  • Though I have the freedom of choice, there's really no way to tell if my choices will ever be right. 
  • Life is a toss-up and you are forced to take the good with the bad.
  • God, is a tough Father, who expects way too much from us and overeager to punish when we fail.   
  • We are supposed to learn life's lessons the hard way
  • Believing in one thing and living another reality is the status quo
  • It is better to be poor and humble than to be rich- period
  • I learn that I'm not supposed to have much, if any, control over my life
  • Most importantly, I learned that happiness is not a guarantee in life
In all my learning, I never truly learn how much God loves me and like any good parent, wants to see His kids succeed in life. So you can imagine that by the time I was in my early 20's I felt like my life was more of a struggle then anything else.  I went to church regularly but my life was still full of insecurity and pain even though like most people, it all seemed ok on the surface. Marriage didn't quite seem to fill the void I thought it would.  But it wasn't until I was pregnant of my first child I started thinking about the kind of mother I would be and I started to get to know Him- at least a little bit anyway.

The Book that began to scratch the surface of my heart...
My dad gave me the first book that began my journey to finding true fulfillment and joy- The Power of Positive Thinking by Vincent Norman Peal. 

 I began studying the relationship between the spirit, soul and body. It seemed like the more I studied, the more questions I had and the less answers I'd find. I began experiencing success in my life: healthy children, successful career.  Divorced at 30, and struggling with self-esteem issues, started journaling my experiences. One day I made a list of the qualities I wanted in my future husband.  Little did I know the power in setting an intention and being specific with your deisres. Through God's healing hand, he found me and I married my soul mate and best friend. 

It wasn't until my mid 30's that I experienced a huge breakthrough in my thinking. I read  The Secret by Rhonda Byrne  and I understood why my life had been so hit-or-miss. All the loose strings of my life tied neatly together by a big, glorious bow! Life finally made sense.  
It changed the way I saw myself, my life, my choices, my thoughts, my mistakes. It illustrated the Law of Faith in Mark 11:23 to me in a way that I had never seen it before.  This book taught me the definition of faith which I believe is one of the most clever ways God uses to teach His children to do something we've struggled to do for more than 6000 years- TO BELIEVE! To believe in Him/LOVE! I believe I used The Secret/faith without knowing when I met my husband 2 years before.  This is clearer to me now after reading my journal entries before I met him and during the time we dated.

Later on in life, the baggage, I carried around from my prior marriage threatened to put my relationships at risk until I found Colin Tipping's Radical Forgiveness .  This book saved me from myself.  I was so riveted  by it that I finished it in one day. It kindly and gently helped me to realize that my owning the victim label and feeling sorry for myself attracted like experiences.  It opened up my eyes and set me free from a victim mentality.  I stopped putting the blame on people who'd hurt me.  I forgave them and took responsibilty for my actions. But it wasn't until I finally forgave myself that I was completely transformed. 

By combining and  applying certain principles of faith that I learned, I was able to:
  • Find and marry my soul mate
  • Find the job of my dreams after being unemployed for 3 months. 
  • Overcome anxiety
  • Overcome low self-esteem
  • Overcome a fear of public speaking
  • Overcome a fear of flying
  • Overcome a stressful way of thinking
  • Overcome a lack mentality
  • Lose 25 pounds
  • Help instill self-confidence and love into our children
  • Find the house of our dreams
  • Write my first ebook The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth
  • These exact same principles I share in my ebook, The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth, and can help you accomplish the same or greater results! It's so much easier than you think to have the life you've always wanted.  We ALL have the ability to create our best life but most people are creating the wrong one with their thoughts and emotions by focusing on what they don't want.

In the The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth, you will learn how to use your Power to create your Heaven on Earth by:
  1. learning how to control your thoughts
  2. developing the right vision
  3. staying focused on the the best-case scenario
  4. filtering and monitoring your words so they manifest your desired good, not what you dread or fear
  5. connecting to your desired good by staying in an attitude of gratitude and love 
Life is what I make it and if I'm smart I'll use God as my guide.  I'll put my trust in Him. I'll use His success blueprint to create my destiny.

Your days of struggling are over. Remember your best life is one thought away!

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