By Larra Jones
It was the summer of 2015. I had just turned 66 years young, I was retired, in an on-again, off-again, stagnant relationship, and wondering what I was going to do for the last third of my life. I was an adamant follower of Abraham Hicks, a Spiritual teaching which taught me “Life is Suppose To Be FUN”! Up until now life had been hum-drum. I lived an unexciting, quiet life.
I felt that I needed to figure out how I was going to enjoy the rest of my life.
I was living in the basement suite of my house, my daughter and son-in-law rented the upstairs, and I rented out a suite over my garage. I didn’t like living in the basement. It was too dark, cold and dingy. The house was too big and the suite over the garage was too small. Such a dilemma.
I decided I was going to check out real estate. Maybe buy two townhouses, rent one to the kids and live in the other one, and buy myself a sports car. I called my realtor and started looking at places. I fell in love with one particular townhouse.
There was one problem. I had this voice in my head that kept telling me “you need to meet up with Jim Carey before you make any serious changes to your life that is going to keep you in permanent residency in Vancouver.”
The voice was persistent. I couldn’t ignore it. It just kept repeating over and over “you need to meet Jim Carey.” It was compelling. So I put a hold on everything. The house, the car. Okay, so how am I going to meet Jim Carey… after all he lives 2,600 miles away, on Maui.
I had become aware of Jim ten years ago when I was following a Raw Food Lifestyle. He was the director at Creative Health Institute (CHI) in Michigan. I had wanted to go there to learn more about the healthy life style but none of my friends were interested and I was too scared to go alone. Traveling was difficult for me. I had lived a life of ill health but I was always searching for Exuberant Health. Jim sent out newsletters, he sold a Home Study Program (which I purchased of course) and he had a webpage which I followed. I had even emailed Jim asking him to come to Vancouver to give a presentation.
So even ten years ago I had a fascination to meet Jim Carey.
I had a crush on this man I had never met, lived on the opposite side of the continent and I knew nothing about him except that he was a health guru. As time went by Jim left CHI and I lost track of him. Then near the end of 2013 I saw him on Facebook on a mutual friend’s page. I was like, “Wow Jim Carey! Mmmmm… should I send him a friend request?” I wasn’t one for befriending just anyone. Oh, well, what do I have to lose? So I sent him a friend request. To my delight he accepted.
But Jim accepts everyone’s friend request, as I would find out later.
So I followed Jim on Facebook, making comments on his posts every so often. He would comment back but he didn’t know I was actually flirting with him. Or did he? I couldn’t tell if he was single or in a relationship. His Facebook page said single but that didn’t really mean anything. He would often make comment referring to “we.”
Who was “we?”
This went on for over a year. I even bought a novel he had written, which I read. I thought I can’t meet him and not have read his book. Of course later when I told him I had read his book he said “I have to meet the woman who read my book and is still talking to me.”
One night on June 16th (2015) a message came through from Jim on messenger. He had suggested I watch a movie on Netflix. As I was on Canadian Netflix I couldn’t watch it, so I sent a message back to Jim saying it wasn’t available on Canadian Netflix. I kept wondering why would he send me a message like that. Then I got paranoid and thought he probably meant to sent that to someone else. Or did he send it to a group and when I answered all the other people got my lame message?
Then on June 22nd another message from Jim. “How have you been?” is all he said. O… M… G… Is he actually messaging me? I answered right away, then he answered me saying how much he loved living on Maui. I answered again and then nothing. He stopped answering. I kept reading his message. Was he actually messaging me or were these meant for someone else?
So one night I was eating dinner alone, drinking my red wine. I started thinking about Jim and thought maybe I should message him and ask him if he’s single. I thought of it while eating dinner. It had been two months since we had corresponded. Then I went on his Facebook page and clicked into messenger. I typed “Hi Jim! I have a personal question for you. I am wondering if you are single or in a relationship?”
I sat there reading the message over and over again. Should I send it? I kept reading it then the voice said, “What do you have to lose?” So I hit send!
So there it was. The message was sent and there was nothing I could do about it now. To my delight he messaged me back saying “Single as can be. Want to come for a visit?” Of course I replied, “Yes I do.”
Okay, now what? I have told a guy I basically know nothing about that I will fly 2600 miles to meet him. Am I crazy or what? But Source was inspiring me to move forward. I needed to follow my bliss. Follow my intuition.