Glow: Coming Home, recounts my journey of self-discovery throughout the African continent and how I learned to transform my suffering into highly positive vibes through the practice of Love in Action. After years of struggle and lack of self-direction, I reached a point where I knew that I had to let go of my old self, heal myself, become a blank page for life to write on, and to connect with the world on a larger wavelength––the wavelength of compassion and love. “Coming Home” is about how my first and powerful teacher of transformation, Rev. Ann Mugane, also called Mama John, taught me to turn the death of my mother and the end of my marriage into a catalyst for global change. I wanted to write about this experience for others going through tough times to help them learn how to transform their negative experiences.
Mama John’s faith accomplished miracles that glowed brightly at her Merciful Redeemer Children’s Home amid utter darkness. I remember witnessing what felt like prayer after touring the school the first time I visited her in Kenya. Mama John turned to the nearly 100 children gathered before us and said, “We are people expecting MIR-A-CLES! You may not know. But God KNOWS our needs! And I always tell you that when you pray…God answers prayers in HIS OWN WAY. You never know what God is going to do after today. Isn’t that an answered prayer? He is a God working MIR-A-CLES. He is a God working MIR-A-CLES. We are expecting Him to perform miracles from today! AMEN!”
Although Mama John was a fervent Catholic, it is her towering conviction that anything negative could transform into a positive, and her relentless faith that has left her mark in this world.
She received the miracles she talked about just like she said––not in her way or her timing. So did I.