We had the good fortune of connecting with Francesca James and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Francesca, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“Don’t listen to what I’m saying. Listen to what I’m listening to.” ~Michael Bernard Beckwith
What does it mean to me?
It reminds us that we all have intuitive guidance that speaks to us of our dreams and provides step-by-step guidance. No one outside has answers for another. One must listen within to know what is the Highest good for them to follow.
What do I like about it?
It provides for me the freedom to follow my own path even when others do not understand. It matters not what others think, say or do because my personal navigation system is providing for me every action to take.
What should our readers know about your business?
I look at the insides of an individual. I love that!
People move through life according to beliefs that they have taken on as true. whether or not they are, in fact, true. To know what really rings true for an individual requires a deeper dive inside to determine whether or not one is living from the perspective of the one who first took on the belief or from today’s perspective.
Often we accept beliefs in childhood without the complete understanding that becomes available with greater wisdom and maturity. Therefore, people often find themselves living the same reality over and over again after they have spent valuable time and money attempting to change their outcome. What is needed is a change in belief.
I’ve assisted in guiding others to their beneficial beliefs as individuals, familes, couples and classes. Today I have the pleasure of assisting others in discovering new beliefs about racism. It is no easy task to demonstrate to White and Black people alike that they can search through old, often hidden, beliefs and recognize that untruths have caused a behaviour incongruent with the intentsional heart. Upon closer examination individuals see differently and become better citizens of the human race.
Doing my part to raise the conscious awareness or the intrinsic value of every human being; one conversation at at time!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
You just can’t come to Los Angeles and not spend time at the water.
Since they’ve arrived Sunday morning we’re just in time to have brunch at Alta West Adams, one of my favorite Black-owned restaurants. Hopefully, Chef Keith is there to be introduced because his Shrimp and Grits are the very best. In fact, everything that I’ve tried is mouth-watering good. While there we will pick up some bottles of wine from Adams Wine Shop to enjoy over the week. Later that day we will cruise to the water to watch the beautiful LA sunset.
Monday, because I am an Energy Therapist, I will treat them to a little healing therapy to anchor them into the peaceful balance of their week. It’s a lazy day of running any errands that might be needed. We’ll pick up food from my favorite Thai restaurant, Ayara, and catch up with all the happenings since last we’ve seen each other.
Tuesday, weather permitting, is beach day. We must stay through the sunset. After which we will have a bite to eat and a glass of wine at Playa Provisions.
Wednesday is time to hang with my grandson doing whatever we decide to do. We will definitely spend time in the pool and jacuzzi.
Thursday evening I must go to my favorite Italian restaurant, Sara, the Wine Bar in Culver City. The food and wine are amazing and the service and prices are too. It will be great to introduce them to Sara. I can never seem to leave there without having that delicious Tiramisu.
Friday late morning we must hit another favorite Black-owned Restaurant in the neighborhood, Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen. If they aren’t yet reopened for eating inside (I hope so because it is the coolest spot to meet and chill.) off to the park we go to enjoy our meals. While there we will check to see what is open to plan a fun evening event, i.e. outdoor concert, movie, play, stargazing at Griffith Park. If we’re heading up toward Griffith we just might as well have dinner at Home. Otherwise, we can head to Malibu to yet another, identified as, Black-owned restaurant (I must check that out), Malibu Farms. Another good place to watch a sunset.
Saturday, if I can’t find a sound bath to go to I will create one for us at home. I am simply addicted to sound baths. They are so good for the whole Being. We’ll stay in this evening. Maybe I’ll cook or order from Dulans in Inglewood, play games, drink wine, laugh, and end the week. Nah, Mercedes Grille has finally reopened. I must go to support and take a walk along the beach at sunset.
Early morning flight on Sunday. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Since my favorite quote comes from Michael Bernard Beckwith I must give him a shoutout. That simple reminder has been with me for many years; “Don’t listen to what I’m saying. Listen to what I’m listening to.”
When I have walked through the most devastating situations and stood strong in the face of adversity it has been because of Michael Bernard Beckwith’s reminder that there is a Creative Intelligence that is at the helm of all. It is all the goodness, peace, harmony, wealth, etc. that can often feel elusive. “Don’t listen to what I’m saying” is a testament that no hue-man has my answers. My answers are heard through the whispers into my ear when it seems no one is present. It comes from the gut feeling that cannot be ignored. It is there when I simply know the Truth about something without reasoning.
Thank you, Michael Bernard Beckwith, for your dedication to your spiritual journey. Thank you for listening to the inner guidance which leads you to be a beneficial presence.