“We are Here for a Purpose: HOW TO FIND YOURS” came into my life at the perfect time. I’m convinced there was a higher power at work!
Your book pushed me to contemplate more clearly than I ever have before the questions that nag at all of us from time to time. Am I happy? Am I doing what I really want to do? Am I making a difference in other peoples’ lives? Can I change?
The assignments made me think about the right things and ensured a quiet, contemplative approach that I found to be extremely valuable.
With the help of this little purple book, I came to these findings.
1) While I’m basically a happy soul, I could be happier and more fulfilled.
2) While I liked what I was doing, I was bored both personally and professionally.
3) I decided I could make more difference in my life, in the lives of my daughters, my husband and other family members and in the business world that I impact.
4) I knew I could change if I just got on with it.
Sharing specifics about the changes I made isn’t important … whether it was a job change, a physical move, taking up yoga or whatever – that’s not the point. The point is that I did it and this book was the tipping point.
former Executive Vice President and General Manager USA Today
Gannett Co. Inc.; now Publisher of Austin-American Statesman
Writing you at this very moment feels incredibly well-timed on my path and in some way, like a sacred moment.
For several years, I have been reading, carrying, dog-earing, underlining and highlighting excerpts from your book with the realization that your words and the wisdom of your father were in fact, sacred. I knew you were sharing truth from the moment I started reading.
I have done the exercises, reviewed the answers overtime, and now find myself at an important cross road in my life. Every concept in the book is now looking at me straight in the eye, as if I am on the edge of a diving board, and I am being asked to “jump” … the framework in which you present your guidance resonates with me at this time.
From my spiritual virtue to my authenticity, I am struggling with old fears, old habits that I KNOW are preventing me from aligning with my purpose … I feel so ready to create and commit to the changes needed to help me advance on my path … I feel blessed to be able to send you this email. Thank you so much.
Stacy Lewis, Denver, CO
I knew there must be something special about your book… but nothing prepared me to be so much touched by heart and soul! It arrived perfectly for me yesterday so I was able to read it all at once, right from the beginning to the end.
It felt like coming home for me… I cried and laughed and felt so much connected to myself and embraced by the universe… My own experiences with life and death, previous lives, spirit aid and indigenous heritage became so much clearer and real only by reading your book! THANK YOU, so much! I really do appreciate your beautiful work with the other side, you are truly a peacemaker, Giselle! I am so grateful for your father’s advice and will work further on my spiritual assignments, guess I am on the right track anyway and just need to let go of my willful approaches. smiley
big hug from Germany!
Silke Everding, Germany
Giselle shares her inspirational story with the reader in a compelling voice. Her exercises on how to determine your own purpose are simple to follow and easily executed and result in a greater awareness of who you are and why you are here. This is a brave and revealing book that is both satisfying and stimulating. I have recommended this book to people who are searching for a way to understand and realize their own purpose.
Karen Gerrity, Boulder, CO
Hi, Giselle –
It was wonderful to hear your voice on Mike Murphy’s radio show yesterday! I know you’ve heard this before, but you have the most soothing, calming voice that just radiates peace! I really enjoyed hearing you on the radio.
I don’t know whether you remember, but I contacted you after your last Mike Murphy show regarding my living situation with my father. I’m the KC Star Newspaper writer who works out of my home. I live with my husband, 11-year-old son and father. We purchased my parents’ home after my mother’s death in April 2002 and my Dad has continued living with us.
I just thought I would update you. After you told me that my Dad had no plans to move out for some time (and I’ve been very unhappy with our living situation), I had a talk with my Dad in August. He agreed that the living situation wasn’t that great and bought a condominimum about 15 minutes away from our house. He is moving the end of Sept.
I wanted to thank you for your insight. It’s helped me to survive the past months and gave me the courage to have “the talk” with him.
I hope you continue your wonderful mission of helping people. I purchased your book, read it and shared it with two friends, who both enjoyed it immensely.
Best wishes –
Eighteen months ago, Giselle Massi didn’t know who I was.
Today, she is my most trusted adviser.
Even now, I’ve spent time with Giselle in person on just three separate occasions. Yet, from the moment I contacted her (upon the suggestion of a mutual friend) Giselle has remained a constant presence in my life.
She called me minutes after I first e-mailed her. And she’s called or e-mailed me almost weekly since to ensure I did what I was supposed to be doing, such as cultivating my job-search network; to provide insight on negotiating that process professionally; and to see, simply, how I was doing.
Like a coach who has the ability to recognize which athletes possess the potential, are willing to do the work and have the desire to improve, Giselle chooses to nurture only those she knows are ready to accept her challenges.
The reason I know this is because I asked Giselle directly, more than once, “Why do you spend so much of your time helping me when you don’t even know me?”
Each time, she used different words to express the same idea: Because you are worth it.
Her answers revealed a fundamental tenet of Giselle’s service to others: She does not waste time — yours, or hers. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn from Giselle, you must listen. More importantly, you must at least try to implement what she says.
Giselle does not steer people wrong. She does not give useless advice. She tells it straight and leaves it up to you whether you want to live the life you envision.
Through my apprenticeship with Giselle, I have made great strides in actually becoming the man I already was. To paraphrase The Buddha, with Giselle, you are always at the beginning; you are always in a state of becoming.
Unlike some mentors that humankind has looked to for divine balance — such as the Dalai Lama — Giselle does not advocate what amounts to a withdrawal from the world. Nor does she speak in koans or riddles. Giselle will not give you suggestions that you cannot implement in your daily “real” life.
For this specific reason, she has become the person I most listen to among all others. Giselle “gets” it. Her wisdom is at once spiritual — and eminently practical.
A year and a half ago, I was struggling to find a new job, to feel good about who I am and to recognize that the life I wanted was within my grasp.
Today, I have a different and excellent job. I have become the man I know myself to be. And, I live my life by making decisions based on the highest levels of self-respect, inner-strength and empowerment.
At times, the process to come to this point has felt uncomfortable. Giselle demanded that I do or say certain things that did not feel natural, even out of character. Ultimately, however, I’ve become aware that Giselle has been merely urging me to act on what my instincts have always been telling me. By doing so, I have added value to who I am — and to those around me.
For most of my 35 years, I’ve been afraid to become a powerful being. I’ve been fearful to use that power authoritatively — to be benevolent, kind and compassionate.
Yet, due to Giselle’s vision, I have finally — even within the last few weeks — improved my ability to relate to those in my family, those at my workplace and those in romance.
The answers, I finally realized, are always plain. It’s just that our socialization often prevents us from acting on what we know to be true.
If you choose to accept Giselle’s invitation, you, and I, will ultimately achieve what all authentic teachers wish for their students: the day to arrive when we no longer seek their input; we simply do what we already know is right.
Giselle Massi is that type of teacher.
Mike Cronin, Peabody Award-winning Investigative Journalist
My name is Michele Jones. We met at Borders Book Store in Overland Park, KS back May. My mother had sent me because I had some health problems that many DR could not diagnose.
I’m not sure if you remember me. Nor am I sure it matters. However, I wanted to be sure to thank you for your time.
I went back to my Dr. and shared with her the info you & your father had given me (“Blood disorder”). She went on to do more blood work & has discovered that I have Hypoglycemia. The opposite of Diabetes. I now eat a small snack high in protein every 2-3 hours and am feeling so much better. Most of my symptoms have dissipated. The others I can live with.
I now can get out of bed & care for my three children; ages 9, 7 & 3 1/2. Thank you so much for meeting with me. Let me know if there is anything I can do to return the favor.
I have shared your book with many friends. My next step is to follow the steps set out by your father in the back.
Hope all is well with you & yours. Know that I will keep you in my prayers. You are doing really great things. Thank you so much. You have made such a difference in my life. Just wanted to be sure you knew that. Thank your father too for me. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Michele Jones, Overland Park, KS
About 2 years ago, I heard Giselle on a local radio show. After listening to her and her comments to the callers, I knew I had to meet her. That afternoon I met her. She was expecting me. I read her book that night. It sparked a 2 year journey to find my purpose. I wanted to help students in some way and wanted to become a teacher. I remember Giselle saying last year, “When you are ready, the job will be there.” Next month, I begin a new career as a school counselor.
Life is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. You complete large sections of it in short amounts of time. Sometimes you look for hours and days to find the next piece. And sometimes someone comes along and immediately finds the next piece. This piece triggers the next part of the puzzle.
Thank you Giselle for helping with my puzzle.
Ric Pelaar, Gower, MO
“We are Here for a Purpose: How to Find Yours” is so beautifully written and thought provoking ~ I just want to thank you for writing such a beautiful piece of literature. Giselle you ARE a gift ~ you have touched my life ~ and healed my heart. Thank you & love you!!! You inspire me to be better……..live well………and be the best daughter, mother, and friend I can be! Hugs & Love, PS~Would love to order 5 more copies for my closest and dearest friends & family… Do you know how Oprah has her ‘Favorite Things’ that she shares with her guests?!?! Your book is one of mine……….and I want to share the joy you’ve given me with others.
Stacy C., MO
I met Giselle Massi over ten years ago when I heard her speak about her spiritual experience at a talk in Boulder, CO at The Dairy Center. I subsequently met with her for a “spiritual session” and the insight and clarity she conveyed was profound.
It was not, however, until I “unearthed” the notebook in which I had taken notes at this session, (some 11 years later) that I realized just how profound, and how startingly accurate, her guidance had been! This realization has compelled me to pay closer attention to my own heart and to my relationships with others, and how I can provide a positive impact.
Clearly, Giselle’s spiritual work manifests from a higher source, one which is here to help provide clarity for those of us who struggle to make sense of this world and our role herein.
Ellie D., Boulder, CO