When you receive a “Message from your Soul”…what does One do?

One year ago today on November 28, 2011, I was sailing alone out of Bermuda bound for what I thought would be the Bahamas because the weather information I was given, instructed me not to sail where I wanted to go.  My final destination in my mind was going to be Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, where my dog, Lucky was waiting for me…the only reason I was sailing in that direction.  I was thinking a year ago that I would have to sail to the Bahamas…cross over to Southern Florida near Miami and then sail up the coast to Wilmington.  Weather changes in a way unknown to human predictions…this we all know.  A few days later, while at sea hundreds of miles off the US coastline, I received a satellite message indicating I could turn my boat to the west and sail closer to my destination of Wilmington.  Nine days later on December 6, 2011, I sailed into Masonboro Inlet near Wilmington.  “Part III: The Challenge” of “Path of Three Hundred” is the story of the leg of the journey back to Wilmington from Bermuda.
From the chapter, “…day One to the West…Departure” of “Part III: The Challenge”, “Path of Three Hundred” pages 102-103

At around Noon on November 28, 2011, ten years to the day after his Father’s death at sea, Petah activated his SPOT device and set sail alone out of Bermuda bound not for North Carolina but for the Bahamas just off the coast of Florida. With winds of eighteen to twenty-five knots and six to eight foot seas, all from the northeast, Petah would have both at his back all day and into the night. Perfect for sailing great distances and sailing to the south of Bermuda.

Phoopa tossed the final dock line onto the deck of the Little She from the Customs Dock as Petah motored away saying, “Good sailing to you Petah…you will be fine.”

Two nights before and the day he sailed into St. Georges Harbor from Dockyard, Phoopa invited Petah and Captain John Lee over to his mother’s house for a late Thanksgiving Dinner. Neither John nor Petah had a Thanksgiving while in Bermuda. The gesture by Phoopa’s mother felt like a Gift from God. They ate like the hungry sailors they were, filling their bellies with more food than was comfortable. Home cooked turkey with all of the fixings by an ancient Bermudian woman who had been cooking her entire life. John and Phoopa played guitars in the night air and sang songs from what seemed like a forgotten culture while Petah listened joyfully.

“Why don’t you just follow me in the Kallista, with you in the Little She down to St. John, Virgin Islands, Petah? I would rather another boat be near by since I am sailing alone like you,” spoke John to Petah in between songs.

“If I didn’t have Lucky waiting for me back in Masonboro, I would. I could hang out there until next year and try for Portugal again someday, but I must go get my dog. He is the definition of unconditional Love and my best friend,” answered Petah to the atmosphere with a distant look on his face.

“It is best to sail south this time of year, Petah. Sailing west is not a good idea right now. You could follow John down to the Virgin Islands, leave the Little She there, fly back to Masonboro and bring Lucky back to St. John. Case closed,” spoke a smiling Phoopa with the confidence of an ancient Bermudian Soul.

“Bermudians keep saying this to me,” spoke Petah.

“From life experience, we know…listen with not just your ears,” spoke a smiling Phoopa.

Later that night, while the island was sleeping, Petah sat on the deck of the Little She and looked up into the sky staring at the stars in meditation. He freed his mind of desire. He said nothing to himself or anything else. He just sat there with his eyes open to what was above him. He did not think of where he would go or when he would leave. He did not think of any human he knew. He just sat there with his mind empty of thought. After a time, he saw in the southern sky what looked like an arrow-head pointing to something. Three stars created a triangular shape of three equal sides. Petah looked at the compass on the pedestal mounted in the cockpit of the Little She and noticed the apex of the triangle pointed downward to the horizon in the southwest.

“Interesting,” finally spoke Petah to the southern night sky.

He descended into the cabin and opened up the charts of the Atlantic Ocean he had been studying over the past three weeks. From where the Little She lay in Bermuda and following the direction of the triangle to the horizon, Petah calculated a compass direction using the charts. Southern Florida was where the arrow was pointing.

The next morning, Petah contacted the weather service he had been communicating with in New England and asked them where he should sail to if he set sail out of Bermuda in the next couple of days. They told him that if he did not go due south to the Virgin Islands, which would be the best direction, he could make it to the Bahamas before a cold front would arrive, wait a couple of days, then sail over to southern Florida where he could then sail up the coast to North Carolina. A very long journey of over two weeks. Going directly west to North Carolina was not an option at all given the weather conditions.

“The Bahamas it is then,” Petah whispered to his Little She.

The months prior to setting sail on November 28, 2011, and while I was in North Carolina waiting for Hurricane Season to end so that I could sail my boat again, many negative comments were made.  About the boat, about me and about what I said I wanted to do.  It happens to all of us at some point or another in our lives.  People will tell us what we “should” do or “need” to do.  Yet, we get messages from our Inner Voice about what is our Personal Way to Be.  No one truly knows what we are capable of doing or thinking except the individual.  Others will, from time to time, feel the need to spew their personal Belief Systems on us in order for them to feel safe.  Is that really fair to You?  If they do not want to do a thing…or they feel that what you are about to do does not jib with what they believe…so what?  That is another human thinking…not You.  It is You who is in control of You…not the other human…others can think whatever they wish and we cannot change another human…so just let them be as we wish for them to do to us.
From the chapter, “…Abandoned…” of “Part II: The Battle”, “Path of Three Hundred” page 88

At the end of the celebratory evening, Petah was dropped off at Refugia’s house where he was reunited with Lucky and the tired sailor slept in Peace with his best friend.

The next day, Petah saw the online television station blog comments of his return…

“Wow! What a complete and utter Fool! He quit just like a baby would do. What a pansy…LOL! I guess his daddy and sister were not with him in spirit after all huh?”

 “I am glad to hear that the idiot Petah finally wised up and decided to stop this nonsense of sailing across the ocean alone. He was not prepared for something like this and should not have attempted it at all. He should just stay home, drink beer and watch TV. Dreams are for people who are weak. The ocean is not something which should be taken lightly like he did. He is a novice and he is not up to the level of seamanship like I am. I am an expert sailor and this would have never happened to someone like me. Plus the fact that the boat he was using is not made for what he was doing…it is simply the wrong kind of boat…it is a coastal cruiser at best and not an open ocean blue water vessel. Petah is stupid and he is certainly not a Captain…he should never refer to himself as one. I told everyone I feared we would never see him again, so I am glad to hear he is still alive.

But, at least he had the balls to try…I suppose that is something.”

 “Gee…thanks, Petah…what a loser. With all the hoopla surrounding your little spiritual journey, you must feel like an idiot now, huh? We were all pulling for you to make it and you just quit. Now the entire planet knows you are a quitter. ‘Hey world, look at what I can do’…NOT! Thanks for nothing, Jackass.”

 “You should just go and kill yourself, Petah…and please do it in private like a real man. I am sick of all this.”

From a post on the “Visionary Women and Enlightened Men” Facebook community page on November 22, 2012:
“I have learned through Life Experience to let Negativity blow past me as winds will do, for after the air becomes weak and exists no longer, I still stand in my Strength.” ~ Greg Frucci
The Hero’s Journey unfolds in its cycle and when one round is finished, another begins….Here is the story of an Enlightened Man among us who faced the venom we have seen others be capable of.
The negative charge to what is written here should only be read by the strong of spirit, but this is a Very Relevant example of how negative energy can be converted into Positive. As Visionary Communicators, it is vital that when one of us takes a stand in the name of Peace, that we Learn from the opportunity of another’s Courage.
How do you handle naysayers and disbelievers to your Dream?
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13 Responses to “When you receive a “Message from your Soul”…what does One do?”
  1. Blancalila Florentin says:

    Me encanto lo que has escrito, lo estuve leyendo detenidamente y senti los pelos de mi nuca levantarse. Realmente eres una persona trascendental Greg, tus palabras me llegaron al alma. Te deseo mucho exito en tu vida.
    Muy cordiales saludos,
    I loved your writing, I’ve been reading it attentively and I felt my hairs rising at the back of my neck. You are really a transcendental person Greg, your words reached my soul. I wish you great success in your life.
    With kind regards,

    • Greg Frucci says:

      Gracias en primer lugar por las palabras de su corazón en español … esto me ayuda a practicar un idioma que me encanta.
      Sabiendo que usted y otras personas están sintiendo la transformación de un alma en la lectura de la historia de Petah calienta mi alma. Hay las negativas por ahí que sólo ven lo que se centran en … luego están aquellos como ustedes que “ver” todo el proceso … un viaje de un alma en busca de estar en el momento presente de esta vida .. . sensación del momento y encontrar el amor y la paz que se … gracias Blancalia. Por favor mantenerme al tanto de su progreso.
      Gracias por usted desea … Paz a ustedes en su viaje de la Vida.

      Thank you first for the words of your heart in Spanish…this helps me practice a language I love.
      Knowing that you and others are feeling the Transformation of a Soul in reading the story of Petah warms my Soul. There are negative ones out there who only see what they focus upon…then there are those like you who “See” the entire process…a journey of a Soul in search of being in the present moment of this Life…feeling the Moment and finding both Love and Peace there…thank you Blancalia. Please keep me up to date on your progress.
      Thank you for you wishes…Peace to You on your Journey of Life.

      ~Greg Frucci

  2. Greg Frucci says:

    The Judgement from Ones who exist in Fear continues…
    this is what I found this morning…
    it was actually written several days ago by someone who lacked the Courage to use his or her own name…

    “Self promotion par excellance

    Submitted by ChefnSurf on Sat, 11/24/2012 – 5:07pm.

    Man attempts solo sail to Portugal. Fails. Only makes it as far as Bermuda. Several months later sails back to Wilmington. WWAY covers his story like he’s Ferdinand Magellan. Not only do they promote him on the outbound trip, they promote him for sailing back instead of continuing on to Portugal. They even convert nine days of sailing into a month on the water in a news piece. Now he’s promoting a book (loaded with a lot of New Age semi-pronouncemental blather and exaggeration) about his experiences. He’s not even sailing someplace right now. WWAY again covers him like he’s Ferdinand Magellan.

    Two questions WWAY:
    (1)Have you never heard of anyone sailing to Bermuda from here? Although kudos are in order, it’s really not that uncommon.
    (2)Why do you keep promoting this blatant self promoter?

    C’mon guys, you’re usually better than this.”

    I responded with my Truth in a Positive Way and invite the person to come to a talk I will have on December 13, 2012…

    “The winds of Negativity from an Angry Human…

    Submitted by Greg Frucci (not verified) on Fri, 11/30/2012 – 9:18am.

    So, you read my book. Thank you. And by the way…nothing is exaggerated. If you were in fact with me, this you would know. Your Judgement of others is something which may always keep you angry. My wish for you is that you find a Peace someday as I found at Sea. I did not choose to be interviewed.. WWAY called me after I finally responded to all of the negativity from those like you.

    Perhaps before you Judge anyone else…First…make sure You are Perfect.

    Yes…I am a “Self-Promoter”. This about me, I Own…it is my Truth. I am an unknown Indie Author who has written a book about a real story with nothing in it which is false…the book is my Truth. Many small business owners, film makers, artists and writers like me have to self-promote in order to survive this world. What is your business? With your post here, you are helping me promote my book and I thank you for your efforts. I will be giving a talk about my experiences with the sail and dealing with people like you on December 13, 2012 beginning at 7:30 pm at Masonboro Yacht Club. I welcome your presence and take your comments and questions. I am not afraid of standing in my Strength and face your negativity.”

    full thread here:

    Peace to all who face Challenges. :)

  3. Very thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing and thank you for taking time to read one of my own posts.

  4. Silvia Olmos says:

    “Visionary Women and Enlightened Men” expressed the core of the difficulties to be faced at times when darkness still fights against the Light…
    Outstanding :
    “Here is the story of an Enlightened Man among us who faced the venom we have seen others be capable of. The negative charge to what is written here should only be read by the strong of spirit, but this is a Very Relevant example of how negative energy can be converted into Positive.”

    The denial of the Light in others, is due to the denial of the Light within, its an “anti-namaste” type of darkness inflicted upon The Light… upon The Source.

    The Path that Greg Frucci follows denotes his recognition of his own Inner Light as well as the One within Others. He can See…
    The Highly Evolved Beings he calls “My Angels” are some of the many Truths of which he knew, of which he was certain from his Core. Universe does speak to the Righteous…
    His Angels acted through him, and guided him, to what he knew he could achieve in his Life. And some of us always knew he would, always perceived in awe His Angels…

    Here comes a greater Truth for everyone : That the achievement of One who is a holder of Truth transcends into the achievement of the Totality of Light -of GOD-
    Negative energy transmuted into High Wisdom is what this Evolutionary Journey is all about.

    This book, is far more than an adventure, it is an expression of the Light Ascending in this world nowadays, it is a confirmation of the Great Ascension. Very Relevant indeed.

    I am so grateful for your achievements, Greg… they become Humankind’s Achievements.
    I am so grateful for the Light Ascending in Us All.
    Many Blessings… ~~ NAMASTE ~~

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