I have known Lee for 30 years and she is one of my dearest friends – family really. She has watched me grow and evolve throughout the years. She took to the idea in my book Hiring the Heavens like a duck to water and has had fabulous success. Here she writes about her first experience with it.
From Lee’s Journal
One July in 2000, I remember having a conversation with Jean Slatter about her spiritual staff. I was working for a large corporation at the time and I joined into that conversation like I knew what she was talking about. I said I know just how that feels. When my staff is doing good work and particularly when that good work is collaborative and mutually supportive that the work process and results felt spiritual. Nooo! She smiled patiently. I mean spiritual, as in another dimension. Wow! What was she talking about? This I had to know more about. Jean explained that while she was here in this town at a business conference her staff was managing her phones and appointments back at her office. She had total confidence in them and had excellent results. She provided some more information about how she discovered this work force and how she had begun hiring them. Now she has a book explaining the background but then it was her experience and enthusiasm that captured my attention.
I was very happy for her but this was Jean and her stock in trade was the unusual, the out of the ordinary, the just this side of woo-woo. I seriously doubted those spiritual helpers would give me the time of day. Now don’t get me wrong I had in the past petitioned St. Christopher to help me make a safe trips and St. Anthony to help me find a lost items but I had long forgotten those petitions. More importantly, I didn’t even make the connection between my Saint petitions and her hired help of spirits.
About a year later my son’s condition worsened. The events of the September 11, 2001 attack affected his already fragile state in a frightening way. I had already spent a great deal of money paying for doctors but there was never enough money and the results were always mixed. He somehow never qualified for medical aid.
I remembered Jean’s spiritual committees.
I spoke to Jean to be clear about the process to hire my committee. I had nothing to lose. I hired a committee to find a Doctor with the skills to most effectively treat my son. We placed many calls to many Doctors over the next 3 weeks. Only one Doctor returned our call. But he was the right Doctor. He began working with my son. He prescribed a medication that helped my son. The medication was $10 per capsule and he needed at least one per day. There were days he needed as many as three capsules. This expense, Doctor bills and some physical problems in need of treatment were a daunting prospect. I asked the committee for more help in resolving these issues. In the meantime I spent many hours researching and asking for advice. Step by step the solutions began to emerge. The Doctor convinced the drug manufacturer to provide the medication at no charge. This arrangement was temporary but it bought me some time. He explained that my son’s condition was chronic. I applied for medical help. At my request the Doctor wrote a letter that was accepted to qualify my son for Medical Aid. The Doctor continued to convince the drug company to provide the medication at no charge. This process was not easy and took about 11 months before the Medical Aid became available. Yet, I am convinced I had a spiritual staff providing superb support. Over the previous years this heartbreak was the private property of our family. Now I had help – help that could be measured in this physical world. It was wonderful to have help. With a spiritual staff, doors that did not exist in the past appeared and one by one the individual issues were managed. Thank You.
I now have a permanent spiritual staff and many times I have hired many temporary personnel. I am happy to share a couple of my spiritual committees with you in hopes that you too would “hire” them. I feel they do a superb job and I wouldn’t want to be without them.
Meet my permanent staff.
Committee / Prayer for my daughter
Committee of Angels and All who walk with her in love and light.
Keep her safe and well
Fill her with light and courage
Fill her live with love and family and friends
Help her find purpose and honor
Help her find peace and calm
Send her healers for her mind her body her spirit
Help her to be grateful and provide her help for whatever she most needs help.
Committee to Bless our Shelters.
This started for the tenants in our rental cottage. I wanted them to have shelter but also blessings. Now the prayer is for the rental, our home, the home of my daughter, my grandchildren and so on and I ask the blessing include our vehicles.
Please infuse a blessing on our home, the land on which it sits including all buildings and structures, all plants and animals and water and air. Please extend this blessing to our vehicles and vehicles in which we are passengers.
Fill these places with light and love, comfort and convenience, safety and security. Let all who enter have a sense they are in a safe, loving place.