On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew into the Gulf of Mexico wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast and Louisiana. Our roof blew off and rainwater spilled in the house. Furthermore, the levees broke, and flood water filled our home. We evacuated on August 28th to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Houston, Texas for three weeks. We moved thirteen times before we called Encinitas, California home. We always wanted to move to California. However, we didn’t think the universe would answer through the means of a hurricane.
Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina is a love story to myself and others. Untold Stories. Impetuous Growth. Gripping Challenges. Lessons Learned. Recognized Miracles. I survived Hurricane Katrina, but I weathered many other storms in my life to claim my authentic soul. I’m here to share the untold beauty of it all. Captivating and riveting.
Life for me was a “fight or flight” — an emergency response — the red flag on the beach warning, “Don’t enter the water.” But I entered the raging waters.
A friend once told me, “Jennifer, if we go to war, I want you by my side. You are a survivor.” A sincere comment, but did I recognize my strength and courage? Many times, I was tossed to and fro, not knowing how to make sense of things.
But am I a survivor?
I had to discover that truth for myself as I went into an internal world. Hard to keep my feet on the ground, I was inundated with inspiration and intuition at light speed. The energy was invigorating. The energy was exhausting. I needed spiritual protection and spiritual empowerment to digest, to process, to understand. All my internal work was coming to light. No longer hidden in my shadow. No longer shackled with fear. No longer.
I AM A SURVIVOR!
“My husband, Pierre, said “You act like you have it all together. Like you don’t need anyone’s help. But your strength is your sensitivity! It’s what you don’t allow others to see.”
“The space where I’m the most vulnerable is where I find solace buried in the depths of my sensitivity. Naked… my soul awakens.”
“When you tap into your soul, you feel the heartbeat of God and the interconnectedness of being. That’s the sweet spot where all the magic takes place and where the splendid synchronicities appear.”
“Go fix Jennifer was my mantra of the day. But I discovered that I found Jennifer instead.”
“I found my heart and soul. I have gotten over my fears, doubt, guilt, and shame to embrace and embody all of me. Beautifully flawed… perfect in every way.”
“The goal is to move from Life Storms to Life Scripts to Life Success!”
This book explores how you respond to the storms in our life.
Are you prepared for the storms in life? Emotionally? Mentally? Spiritually? Financially? Relationally?
It’s a sacred journey full of expansive experiences of love, peace, and joy!
Join me on my journey by reading Life Storms: Hurricane Katrina.
You can also learn more at www.jennifergremillion.com.
Table of ContentsLife Scripts One: The Catalyst 1
1. We'll Get Through This 9
2. When Disaster Strikes 17
3. Are You Prepared? 24
4. Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 32
5. What A Wonderful World 35
Life Scripts Two: The Evacuation 39
6. An Accident 44
7. The Plan 49
8. Return To New Orleans 54
9. The Next Morning 60
10. Evacuation Snapshots 63
Three: Coming Home 67
11. Evacuation Snapshots 75
12. Playing Dirty 82
13. Coming Home Snapshots 88
14. Good-Byes 94
15. The Awareness Of It All 98
Life Scripts Four: The Move 105
16. The Visit 113
17. Surgery 120
18. Beach 128
19. California Snapshots 132
20. Living In The Uncertainty 139
Life Scripts Five: Sweet Illumination 145
21. We Always Knew 149
22. Loose Grip 157
23. My Garden 160
24. Crashing Waves 170
25. Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina 175