Just Be Creations
My name is Shelia Shumate,
and the story of Just Be Creations begins in 1984. I was a
mother of four going through a divorce and wanted to express my "new self"
on the car license plates and the words Just Be were chosen.
For me, it means living in the moment, accepting what is, allowing, forgiving
and being thankful.
Several years later,
in 1988, I was delivering the mail in Virginia when I heard this little
voice say "move to Arizona, move to Arizona, move to Arizona".
Having listened to that small, still voice before to success, I chose to
act upon it, even though I had never been to Arizona, didn't know anyone
and had no idea what I would do. I quit my government job, sold or
gave away everything I had, and moved west, essentially without any savings.
My youngest daughter was only
twelve at the time and I sent her to live with my oldest daughter while
I got settled. Being nearly penniless, I chose to live out of my
car temporarily. Five months later, after earning enough to get an
apartment, I brought my youngest daughter to live with me in Phoenix, AZ.
It was extremely challenging, but also very rewarding. I got a job
as a telemarketer and every free weekend was spent in Sedona, AZ where
I knew I would someday live.
In January 1993, the
small voice came to me again, saying, "move to Sedona." Well
I didn't have to be told twice. The next day I gave my two week notice.
People asked me what I was going to do and I replied "I don't know yet,
but I'll find out!"
After a couple weeks, I became
a little nervous about paying the bills, and since I had not heard anything
from higher self, I decided to find a job. I walked into one of the Hotels
advertising for a front desk job and asked for an application. The
man behind the counter, reached down to get one, looked surprised and said,
"I put some there this morning, excuse me," and left.
At that point, I heard "What
are you doing?" I thought, "getting a job to pay the bills".
Then I heard, "If you take a job you will not have time to what you came
to do". So I thanked him and went back to the car, telling my daughter,
I would be patient and wait for the next message.
Within two weeks I saw a vision
to create "Choice Sticks." They were to help people make decisions,
and help them listen to their higher self, just as I had been doing for
years. They would help people learn to trust that voice inside; the
gut feeling, instead of following what others thought. I could see
how they were to be decorated, with crystals, feathers, leather, stones,
and shells. It was a powerful image and I immediately went to work
to find the materials.
Soon after followed the decision
to call the company "Just Be Creations". The rest is
history. Today we have a full line of inspirational tools and
products which are being sold in more than forty states and five countries.
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