Lucinda Leal sponsored 9 women to attend a woman’s retreat, Amazing Grace, that in the past she had attended that changed her life. She chose 9 people including family and employees to embark on a similar journey that would hopefully would improve their life and spirituality. After attending this woman’s retreat, I truly understand Lucinda better and how she got where she is today.
Being one of the chosen, I was supportive but also unsure. I have always had a spiritual presence, but being responsible for our social media, I decided to divide our business and our spiritual belief in our internet activity.
She is a true believer in God and this guides all her life and decisions, including her business. She puts her heart and soul into everything that she does. When she says something, she will do it. She dedicates herself to everyone around her and she reaps the benefit of a happy and successful life from the support of her loyal employees.
Out of the 9 that were sponsored, 3 got baptized (2 previously baptized) to reaffirm their faith in God and Christ. I was one of the three. I was born and raised Catholic. I consider myself to be an open-minded Catholic, and after conversations with multiple people, I have been called a Universalist. Whatever that may truly mean, I feel it comes with a purpose of believing that you have and are part of a divine being. I feel grateful for my divine being, which I call God, allowing everyone else their own belief utilizing prayer, song, nature, and meditation. I have even attended a few Shambhala Meditations and find them quite gratifying because I can be at peace with myself and focus on my silence with my higher being (God). Again, there are many ways that you can reach your inner peace. I believe that everyone has their own path to an understanding of a higher power and that path may not be the same for everyone. I now realize, you cannot change the world by yourself, but by having strong faith, you can impact those around you with your acceptance and love.