Sue Dumais is a fellow author at Influence Publishing. I can’t remember the first time I met her, but think it was at an author marketing meeting. I could feel her quiet but strong presence near me and was distracted by her energy the whole meeting . If she spoke, it was with purpose. From past experience, I suspected that she was likely a new mentor coming into my life. I was right.
Through attending her recent ten-week meditation series, hearing her speak at events, reading her book and meeting one-on-one,
I began to embrace the nuggets of wisdom that she offered. There are so many, but a few include the importance of living in the present in each moment, that a “no” is sometimes a heart “yes”, that every life – including mine – has purpose, and that you can’t get it right and you can’t get it wrong; life just is.
Over the same period of time, I came to learn more about her new passion. Dumais has been led to Kenya where she has opened her heart to women living in the slums. The goal is not charity; it’s to offer a chance for them to create a better future for themselves through entrepreneurial training and micro loans. I am filled with gratitude to be a small part of her fundraising efforts and to be able to share this great behind the scenes 8Q with you.
8Q Spotlight Sue Dumais
What is your current career(s) – paid and unpaid)?
I am an Intuitive Healer, Heart Led Living Coach, Best Selling Author, International Speaker and Humanitarian.
Can you share an interesting thing (or two) about your journey to reach this moment?
My own life journey, including facing all my challenges, has shaped my career. As I learned how to heal my past, I found a way to inspire and empower others to heal and make peace with their past. All of my personal healing paved the path and led me to ways I can help others. It is like I create a bridge for myself, then guide others to the other side.
My biggest breakthrough was owning my gifts as an intuitive healer. What I once thought was a curse became my greatest gift to extend to others. I walked through a lot of darkness and I know that if I can heal, find inner peace and align with love, anyone can.
Which 3 things would you like people to know about you to give them a sense of who you really are?
- I am deeply passionate about helping others lead with their heart, trust their intuition and awaken to their full expression of self, which is a full expression of love.
- I am very honest. I will not tell you what you want to hear but I promise I will tell you what you
need to hear.
- I follow my heart with all my decisions and I check in for guidance from Spirit (my inner teacher) around everything.
Highest moment so far?
I have many but the one that is fresh and a miracle I am guided to share was during my recent trip to Kenya. I walked through the slums with a strong sense of love in my heart, had a gun pointed at me, faced great adversity, held space for the expression and sharing of raw emotions, and spent time with children in orphanages and schools. At no point did I feel fear. I felt a lot of emotions, but fear was not one of them.
During my first trip to Kenya I had a lot of fear wash up. This time was so different. My choice for love was so solid and strong that fear did not exist during this trip. I was in awe of the miracle and at times looked around for fear, but it was nowhere to be found. I made a decision to walk with love and fear had disappeared. That is a miracle I continue to celebrate.
What are you working on right now? In the next 6 months?
I am currently running a fundraising campaign for my Heart Led Living Foundation called “10,000 Hearts for Mothers in Kenya” to empower mothers, uplift families and inspire communities in the Kibera slums in Nairobi, Kenya. We provide business training, holistic workshops to shift mindsets, and a financial “hand up” through micro loans to help women start a successful business and become self-sustainable. By empowering mothers, we uplift their entire families and break the cycle of poverty for future generations. We are shifting poverty mindsets and raising prosperity consciousness. Our campaign details are here:
Who and/or what inspires you?
The women in the Kibera slums inspire me. After sitting with them and listening to their life stories, I do not see poor women. I see women with dreams. I see women with potential. I see love. I see lightworkers that, when given an opportunity, will rise up from their life in the slums and make their community and the world a better place. They inspire me to face all of my own adversity with courage. They inspire me to follow my heart’s calling even in the presence of fear. They inspire me to love deeply and appreciate all that I have. I am honoured to know them and support them in living a life filled with love and possibility.
How do you personally define success?
Success for me is answering my heart’s calling, having a full expression of self, living in alignment with love, and extending love to everyone I meet.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I believe we all have superpowers. As we learn to tune in to and trust our intuitive gifts or superpowers, we will be shown how to use them. As we all embrace our own unique gifts, we can share our gift with others and contribute to the healing of our planet.
Your life matters. Each of us needs to be willing to play our small part in the grand plan. As we all align with love, our collaboration becomes a powerful force for change, so please own your gifts, embrace your superpowers, and never underestimate the power of a choice for love.
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