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Strength

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Last night in Masterful Living class we were talking about a quandary we’ve all experienced. We understand that change and healing can be simple. We get that spiritual practice can be clear and concise – and yet, we all have found that we’ve struggled, because it’s simple but not easy.

Simple but not easy. Okay, but WHY?

The short answer is “Because we’re attached to our point of view.”

Have you ever gotten SO upset because you were right about how wrong someone was? Or maybe you just were so attached to making someone see your perspective and admit they were wrong?

These are examples of the fact that we can see it’s simple to just let go and move on, and yet we cannot do it, and it seems SO HARD.

I used to be like a dog with a bone about EVERYTHING.

It was exhausting.

Now, I don’t wish to have that energetic anywhere in my life, and definitely not in my heart. Now, I’m a lover, not a fighter.

I’ve shifted because of releasing so many attachments. Giving up the attachments is a healing power and presence that we barely know exists!

It seems hard when we try to do it by ourselves.
It’s easy when we REALLY allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to transform it.

We give them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing, and we set ourselves free. A Course in Miracles tells us, Spirit will “undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions if we ALLOW it.” I’m big on allowing the healing.

When we feel weak and defensive, we’ve got strong attachments. The weakness and the defensiveness can feel so demoralizing and demeaning. It seems as though the fear and weakness feed on each other. Counting and polishing our grievances certainly escalates the issue.

In order to FEEL free, we must be willing to let go off our attachment to outcome. This usually requires Self-Love. Our Self-Love motivates us and supports us in letting go of the need to be right and make others wrong.

It takes strength and fortitude to be compassionate and caring. Therein lies the rub! To get to the compassionate caring heart we must be forgiving. Amen to that! Let’s end this year with tremendous healing, and forgive everything while we can, without delay! That’s what strength is for. Strength is for transforming our lives, because our hearts are fiercely compassionate.

Come jump start with me this weekend!

I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video and inviting you to join me!

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me NEXT weekend in this free 3-part series on forgiveness, and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free LIVE ONLINE VIDEO Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards relationships, happiness and healing as well as Self-Love check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

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God’s Got This

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Things don’t always go as planned, but they always are for our good. Last night in Finding Freedom class I was sharing that A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #25 is a big help to me.

I experience many things that don’t go as planned, especially when I’m traveling. I had planned to offer the Forgive & Be Free video workshop this weekend, but now it’s looking like it might have to be postponed. My plan may be changed. And, that’s okay with me.

I don’t know what anything is for.

Until I can see through all directions of time and space, and understand the causation of all things, how could I possibly know what all things are for? It’s absolute insanity for me to think I could know.

Things happen that make no sense at all. And, when confronted with challenges of situations and circumstances that are nonsensical, we must turn to faith in God and a willingness to KNOW that we are loved and being cared for.

When things are not to our liking, the ego mind can go to the false concept that we’re being punished, but that’s not how God works. We don’t really know what things are for, except they are for our good. In this, there are no exceptions. A willingness to KNOW this bring the awareness of that. Truth is always liberating. Always and eternally.

I don’t know what anything is for, but I’d like to.
I don’t know what anything is for, and it’s for my highest and best.
I don’t know what anything is for, and I can trust that it’s for my good!

Today, I get to practice knowing the truth that sets me free. Today is a day to relax the mind into accepting what is, and calling it good and very good, whether I like it or not! Today is a day that I can rest in the knowing that I AM Loved.

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards trust and faith in God, as well as in relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call  to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

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My Birthday Prayer 2018

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Today is my birthday, and it’s been my tradition to invite you to pray with me. As you may know, I publish a recorded prayer every day, which I’ve been doing since 2007. I started with the daily prayers because one of my dear counseling clients had said to me, “I was so upset in the middle of the night last night, and I wanted so bad to call you, but I just couldn’t wake you up.”

I began to invite Spirit to show me how I could be more helpful, and I got inspired to use a voicemail service to record the Prayer for Today, and I’ve been loving doing it as part of my daily spiritual practice for 11 years now. What a blessing to have Prayer Partners all over the world.

My personal prayer is to awaken from the dream of separation NOW and BE truly helpful. The purpose statement at the Power of Love Ministry is:

Prayer is SO powerful. I’ve experienced so many miracles through prayer, and one of the most amazing miracles is the answered prayer that this Power of Love Ministry is. Thanks to the help and good work of many people, we are supporting the raising of the vibration of this planet.

This year we’ve taken steps further along the path of offering more classes with more teachers and training Teachers, Ministers, Prayer Practitioners and Spiritual Counselors and they are blooming and blossoming into POWERFUL light Workers with SO MUCH to offer and share.

This has always been a teaching ministry – to teach only Love and how to really live that. We are sharing what we’re learning, and it’s spreading.

What I’ve come to see is that there are so many beautiful Light Workers who have felt hesitant because they don’t feel fully qualified, and they don’t feel fully capable and empowered to do the work they feel called to do.

I get it. For so many years I had a dream of being truly helpful, but I didn’t feel qualified or capable to really GO FOR IT. I didn’t feel worthy.

Worthiness is the classic issue that people struggle with.
Self-judgment gets in the way.

People think “Who am I to help anyone else when I still have problems I can’t figure out?”

Our spiritual practice and the work that we’re doing in Masterful Living (which is the foundation for all the training) dissolves and resolves that sense of unworthiness, so that people feel capable and qualified to share what they’re learning.

My prayer is that the expansion we’re planning for 2019 will be everything that Spirit intends for it to be, and that many, many more thousands of people will be inspired to truly live and practice the teachings of truth in A Course in Miracles.

My prayer is that my own awakening, and our collective awakening, is brought forth with more ease and grace. That we give up the resistance to Love and to being loving and choose to demonstrate our true nature, which is perfect Love.

I am so excited for the free programs we’re offering now!

This year we offered a 5-Day Challenge to End Self-Sabotage and Self-medication, and it was a HUGE success. We got so much positive feedback and stories of people’s breakthroughs. We plan to offer another one in early January!

We also offered many three-part forgiveness workshops – live, online on video on Zoom so that people could see and work together, and that was a huge success as well.

We plan to offer another Forgive & Be Free workshop series in December!

My feeling is that, while many people love the Living A Course in Miracles classes that we’ve done – and we’ve done over 150 classes that you can still listen to and enjoy – people receive more benefit when they do the work in a group. And so, that’s where we’re placing our attention.

My hope is that we’ll train more than 200 Facilitators next year to support the Miracle Circles. It’s ambitious, but that’s how Spirit is, because in God there are no limitations, no unworthiness to undo.

More than 20 years ago, Michael Beckwith shared about an article he’d read that interviewed a group of individuals who had accomplished extraordinary and unbelievable things. One thing they all had in common was they all said this:

Had they known that it was EVEN POSSIBLE to accomplish what they set out to achieve, they would have set their sights higher.

And that’s why I hold world Peace, global awakening, an end to all suffering in our lifetime.

It’s possible and WE, yes, WE are the ones who can bring it into being.

Together, we awaken one choice at a time.
Real people.
Real miracles.
Proving that God works in our lives and we are not alone.

According to A Course in Miracles, prayer is the medium of miracles. And it’s all about Self-forgiveness. When we forgive ourselves we can let the past go and put all of our energy into expressing our true nature which is perfect Love.

We can each be a powerful beacon of Love and Light – this is what our calling is.
Everything is pre-installed.
We already have the kingdom within.

I love this passage from ACIM and I hold it high before us as we move into this next phase of our adventure:

It is impossible to remember God in secret and alone.
For remembering Him means you are not alone,
and are willing to remember it.
Take no thought for yourself,
for no thought you hold is for yourself.
If you would remember your Father,
let the Holy Spirit order your thoughts
and give only the answer with which He answers you.
Everyone seeks for love as you do, but
knows it not unless he joins with you in seeking it.
If you undertake the search together, you bring
with you a light so powerful that what you see is given meaning. T-14.X.10.

Won’t you please consider being a part of this movement of the heart to shine the Light of Love for those who really wish to join this wave of global awakening?

Today, for my birthday, I ask that you consider sharing your support and making a contribution to bring forth the Miracle Circles and so much more!

We’re looking for sponsors who are willing to contribute to a matching campaign – last year we were able to have $25,000 in matching funds and people rose up to match it for a total of $50,000 raised and we’ve used that for the free programs we’ve offered this year, and to offer scholarships to those who wish to be a part of our programs and need financial support to do so.

If you’d like to be part of this Shine the Light Matching Campaign please write to me at Jennifer@JenniferHadley.com or reply to this e-mail.

If you’d like to make a 1 time donation or a monthly supporting contribution click this link now:

Click here now to contribute your support!

You can be a more integral part of this expanding consciousness community! Your support makes it possible for us to offer to a global audience and share these beautiful teachings with people who wouldn’t otherwise find them.

We bless each other and we bless the world!

We are a community of people who are becoming truly miracle-minded and that IS miraculous!

Thank you for sharing and caring!

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Gods Amazing Grace

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

I woke up this morning at my brother’s home in New Jersey. The the family is gone to my sister-in-law’s in San Antonio, Texas. Bella the cat and I are having Thanksgiving with friends. The house is quiet and cold. Something’s going on with the heat, but I am so very grateful for things just as they are.

I make morning prayers in bed before I get out of bed – often it takes an hour, not less than 15 minutes, even when I have to be up and out before 4:30 a.m. I love the prayer time. Prayer has completely altered my life. As A Course in Miracles says, “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” My life proves it, and that’s why I feel compelled to share every day.

So, I woke up this morning and began to pray, and the thought came in about what I would write for today. Spirit nudged, “What am I most grateful for?”

Even though I’ve been asked that question many times, I always check to see what the answer is, and has it changed at all.

The first time I can remember being asked that question that I still recall what I said was the very first weekend of ministerial training with the Ernest Holmes Institute. It was a weekend retreat and orientation at the Casa de Maria Retreat Center in Montecito, CA (which was devastated by the fires this year).

That was 2001, and my answer is about the same – although I have changed so much. SO MUCH shifting in my awareness, and yet here’s what it is:

I am most grateful for my awareness of Spirit.

My awareness of Spirit — which is also awareness of truth and Love, Beauty, Wisdom, Harmony, Wholeness and all of the spiritual qualities of God, the whole Kingdom, kit and caboodle — is what makes this journey in life “wonder-full”. Where it was once unbearable, it is now an adventure in Love and Light – for real.

I was sharing in Masterful Living class this week that, most families have one person in the family who seems to carry most of the emotion and drama. That was certainly me. I was constantly exploding with upset.

“I do not know what anything is for.” Lesson 25

Now I can see that this was the perfect healing and learning for me. Back then, I just felt tortured, bad and wrong.

When I was in my 20’s, my Mom told me that she thought I felt things more than most people, and I thought she was just not able to feel her own feelings as well as I’d like her to. But, now I know she was correct.

It takes great learning to understand that all things, events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” M-4.I.A.4.

I am an empath. I feel a lot more than other people, and almost all of my spiritual student friends are either highly intuitive, highly empathic or highly sensitive, or some combination.

The ability to recognize what we’re REALLY feeling is just beyond the mental logjam of complaints, worries, opinions, judgments, grievances and criticisms that block the awareness of Love’s presence. Once I got some real headway with that, my intuition opened right up.

The more I take out the trash of my complaints I clear from my awareness, the more Clarity I have. The more I let that past go, the more I see everyone’s perfection, including my own.

It takes great learning to understand that all things, events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” M-4.I.A.4.

I sometimes feel like the song Amazing Grace was written from my own heart. The miracle of healing has been so persistent and so amazing to me, and yet I know, through my teaching over the last ten years, that God’s Infinite Grace is there for us all. Not one left out. We must claim it.

I once was the drama queen in my family who would seem to cause so much upset and bring everyone down. I got labeled and blamed. I now know that I was carrying a lot of emotion for others. I was the one that wouldn’t be quiet about it.

“I’m never upset for the reason I think.” Lesson 5

My heroes are Jesus, Harriet Tubman, Joel Goldsmith, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. – liberators, each one of them. First we liberate ourselves, and then we have something to share.

Through self-forgiveness I learned that I could let the past go.
Through practicing nonviolence and nonjudgment, I learned I could practice being loving instead of being attacking. I learned HOW to change my mind and my heart through daily spiritual practice, and prayer has been the foundation of that. Prayer truly is “the medium of miracles”.

Where once I was lost, now I AM found.

Where once I would drag my whole family down with me into the sinkhole of my anger and upset, I now have been able to raise them up with me.

“What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?” Lesson 135

All of my relationships have become enjoyable, loving and kind. There are still some bumps, but not many, and they ALWAYS bring more Love and Light – they’re the way of clearing and healing when there’s resistance.

Now, when there’s a bump, I can hold the view from the mountaintop, like King spoke about on the day before he was assassinated.

The view from the mountaintop is the one of knowing that all is being brought to Love and Light.

Nothing can stop it.
And we are here to speed it along.

This day is Thanksgiving Day, such a big family holiday.
Let’s teach only Love today.

Fear arises from lack of love.
The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.
Perfect love is the atonement.” T-2.VI.7.

The Atonement is the recognition that there is no separation.
All appearances of separation are false.

As I said in my Daily Spiritual Espresso on Sunday this week, it brings tears to my eyes still, because I still have a little bit of sadness for all of the opportunities to be loving that I missed. It still feels a little bit real to me.

But I don’t look back, except to continue to harvest the Wisdom and move forward with more Love, and more Love, and more Love. “Love holds no grievances.”

We can all be the fulcrum point of healing in our family.
We can all rely upon the Spirit for our healing.
We can all practice true forgiveness, which is non-judgment.

It requires no longer giving Love and acceptance in order to get anything back. We must give without attachment.

No need for recognition or appreciation.
We give Love because it’s our Divine Opportunity to be our True Self and be truly helpful.

It all gets so much easier to practice when we forgive ourselves for our debts and our trespasses.

I had to forgive myself for all the things I felt guilty about so I was no longer feeling horrible about myself. Self-forgiveness is the only way.

And that’s why I offer my Forgiveness Letter tool
Please get it and use it. It only works if you do it.

No matter how far gone things may seem in our relationships, Spirit knows the way back to Love if we’re willing, and even if we’ve never been there.

If we’re willing, Spirit will show us the way. That’s the Grace that is so amazing, so pure and uncomplicated. Our willingness is all that’s required.

Together we rise in God. And for this, and so much more, I am eternally grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Letting Go of False Beliefs (Part 2 of 3)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

In Part 1 of this series, I shared that on our path of awakening, the ego can send us on lengthy and exhausting detours to collect spiritual information.

We find ourselves believing that spiritual information will somehow precipitate our awakening, but all it does is distract us and cause a sense of false pride because we know so much.

It’s the “smarty pants effect.”

We can laugh about it, and still, it can drain off years of our lives – it certainly distracted me for many, many years.

In fact, if we’re collecting spiritual information (rather than actually having a healing), then it’s pretty clear that we do not know much – because information isn’t healing.

What IS healing?

Love.

Love is the only healer, precisely because Love is our nature and our Source.

Love is ALL. Love is the All in all.

When we align with Love, we are remembering our divinity, and that is what heals our mind of all belief in lack, limitation and separation. Love connects us back to the Infinite Source of All Good.

A Course in Miracles tells us “All healing is at the level of the mind.”

In other words, whatever it is we’re trying to heal, whether it’s our body or our finances, our relationships or our career, regardless of how it looks in the world of form, all healing happens when we change our mind.

What does changing our mind REALLY mean?

It means giving up the false beliefs, which are our interpretations, and trading them in for an awareness of the truth that liberates us.

False beliefs clutter our mind and obscure pure insight and Wisdom. After all, what person is interested in Wisdom when they cling to their opinions?

Have you ever paid off all your debts, had some extra cash, only to get back in debt, and WORSE, within a pretty short period of time? I have.

Have you ever been in a difficult relationship that was really painful, only to finally escape and then find yourself in another similar relationship that’s even MORE painful? I have.

Hey, most of us have done something like this MANY times. And it’s pretty easy to see that this can literally take YEARS of our time, energy and effort. Years spent in worry, doubt and upset. Right?

Been there, done that and had ENOUGH!

And doesn’t it seem like it’s happening TO us? Doesn’t it seem like we’re doing everything we can to have it be different?

But if that were actually true, would we be repeating the same experiences? No, of course not. Sigh.

Here’s why this happens:

First, we have to understand that our painful experiences are the manifestation of our belief system.

We’re not being tortured or punished by them – just the opposite. Our difficult experiences are actually come to help us to recognize, transcend and transmute the limited beliefs that we’ve clung to from the past.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past. Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past.

Our challenges “re-present” the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past. The decision point has come back again, so we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom.

If we start managing and coping with our problems, then we’re not going to heal the mind that manifested them. We’re laboring in vain when we’re trying to fix the problem.

When we’re laboring in vain we’re seeing the problem as “out there” and we’re trying to fix it out there, instead of at the level of the mind.

Until we are willing to let go of the meaning we’ve made of things, our interpretations, our opinions and judgments, then we’re doomed to keep repeating them.

Eventually, we’ll get tired of reliving the painful beliefs, investing our precious time, energy and money into the bottomless pit of managing and coping with our problems – and trying to fix the problem in the world.

Hard truth: The “problem” isn’t in the world.

The thing we see in the world is the symptom. Like a sneeze is a symptom of an irritant in your nose.

Your money, time, relationships, career and health challenges aren’t the result of things happening in the world. They’re symptoms of your belief system. That’s why you have to heal your mind to have a healing in your life.

Now, in Part 1 of this series, I said I’d share the key to having a breakthrough.

You can have an amazing speed-healing experience of your entire life, or you can have a slow one. It’s up to you, but the key is total willingness for total forgiveness.

A Course in Miracles tells us our “little willingness is all that’s required.”

Yes, “a little willingness” is the only requirement to move onto this path of healing. But, in order to really get some traction, you’ve got to get closer to total willingness.

Our ego says “Total willingness?! Are you kidding me? That’s not even possible! I can’t do it. I’m done. Forget it!”

But total willingness is not the same as complete dedication and devotion.

It’s willingness.

We can be totally willing to have a healing, and willing to forgive, even when we’re freaked out and have NO IDEA how it could ever happen.

Let’s face it, in every moment, we’re either willing to have a healing or we’re not willing. There are just the two choices.

If we’re really not willing (and sometimes we’re not) then let’s become very aware of it and at least be willing to be willing. Right? Most of us can get to that place.

What I did, that worked so well for me, every day I affirmed:
“I AM forgiving everything in all directions of time and space.
I AM forgiving everything, known and unknown,
felt and not felt, recognized and unrecognized.
I AM forgiving it ALL.”

Then, of course, all day long things would be shown to me, so that I could see where I had made a decision, a choice, an interpretation of something in the past and now, in the present moment, I was being given the opportunity to choose again. And, this time I was willing to choose Love.

Look, it wasn’t easy to look at so many things from the past.
It wasn’t easy to see how intensely unloving and judgmental my mind really was.
That was hard for me.
But I was determined to “get ‘er done.”
I was determined to stop living like a prisoner in my own mind.

Real willingness is required. This isn’t just lip service. This is about really being willing in your heart. That’s what lasting healing REQUIRES. And there’s a way to get there.

There’s an important additional factor in being able to really do this, and not just talk about it.

This additional factor is the thing that really turns that key in the lock. That’s what I’m going to share about in the third part of this series.

But you know what? If you don’t have real willingness to forgive everything, it won’t work for you. You’ve got to have that genuine willingness first.

You can’t have true and lasting healing with lip-service.
You’ve got to put your heart into this.
Your desire lights the fire of healing in your Spirit!

And that’s why I’m writing this now. Because I’ve felt totally discouraged. I’ve felt helpless and hopeless while repeating the same mistakes, again and again, and having NO CLUE how to get out of the spin cycle.

I’ve spent years in that painful position, but I got myself out of it.

It’s a discouraging place to be, and it’s completely needless.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing Part 3 of this series where I’ll give you the key to having more time.

In the meantime, there IS a way out. Consider watching my class – How to Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy and Money. If you desire more of any of those qualities, this is the class for you! It’s available for instant download. Click here to gain access.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, we actually accomplish this kind of healing. Take this class and get a preview of how it can help you accomplish the things you desire.

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life.

I talk with a lot of spiritual students, and this thought of wasting our time and talent is SO common. It also activates a HUGE amount of guilt, and that also brings shame.

The concept of wasting time is a Molotov Cocktail of negativity.

Now, check this out:
One of the most distracting ego thoughts we have is that we don’t have enough time.

Ego is always in limitation, of course,
because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.
EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.
Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

So, we find ourselves in this stinky sandwich.

We’re stuck between two STRONG beliefs – on one hand, we’ve wasted our gifts and talents (just like the Prodigal Son) AND on the other hand, we don’t have enough time, energy, money, and resources.

Stuck between these two intense beliefs is where most spiritual students spin around for a VERY long time, feeling confused and discouraged, managing and coping with their feelings.

I regularly talk with folks who’ve been in that spin cycle for 20 or more years.

And the crazy thing is, many of them are actually secretly convinced that it’s because there’s something wrong with them.

That they’re in this stuck place of intense confusion because they’re not good enough.

So, then what do they do? (… and BTW, I did it, too. That’s how I know so much about it!)

They start looking for a magical solution, rather than a miraculous one. Yup. Most of us go down that road.

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

Magic is when you think the solution is in the world –

Example: I’m thinking I can heal my financial issues with more money instead of opening to the flow of Abundance and Prosperity.

When that’s my thinking, I’m convinced my problem is IN the world, and so the solution is IN the world.

But haven’t we all experienced (again and again and again) getting more money, only to have it slip through our fingers because our consciousness isn’t abundant and prosperous?

We all have our versions of this experience. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us – it just means we’re still thinking with the ego mindset of lack and limitation.

I’ve seen folks who’d been studying ACIM and New Thought teachings for many years, but never REALLY applying the teachings – even after decades – and they don’t even know it.

I’ve known spiritual teachers, who’ve been teaching for years, who don’t believe what they teach and are still looking for a magical solution to their “problems.”

They don’t know that they’re deluding themselves because their focus is on collecting more information. Collecting information makes them feel smarter and better. It’s like a big showy, glow-in-the-dark Band-Aid on their belief that they don’t have what it takes.

But collecting information isn’t healing – it’s just a big distraction.

They “know” these teachings backwards and forwards and can “quote scripture,” but there’s still a great sense of disconnect and lack. And, many times they can’t admit it because their ego is so identified with being the perfect spiritual student.

It’s kind of like this:
You feel sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so you’re reading lots of books, listening to CD’s, watching videos, and talking with lots of people about how to get in shape and restore your well-being and vitality. You study for years, but you just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? You know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but your health hasn’t improved after decades of study. Get it?

Just like I did, these spiritual students keep their focus on trying to find some magical key, some kind of teaching that they can learn, some kind of code that breaks through the mystery – but the REAL key is hiding right there in front of them, and they don’t even see it.

Have you heard the stories about when the Europeans first showed up on the shores of the Americas in their tall ships, and the indigenous people couldn’t see them because they didn’t recognize them?

They didn’t recognize them, because they had no concept of them. Because they had no concept of ships like the Europeans had, they couldn’t see them.

And that’s what happens to us. We don’t have a concept of ourselves as healed, perfect, already whole and complete. It’s just an intellectual idea that we repeat without really KNOWING in our heart.

The keys to spiritual awakening are right there in front of us, but we’re looking beyond them for something with more razzle dazzle.

We can’t quite conceive of the healing that’s possible for us, no matter where we are in our journey. So, instead, we’re looking for some kind of magical solution that someone is going to GIVE us, rather than SHOW us.

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

And, quite frankly, having a real desire to know the truth that sets us free is required. That desire is the fire that melts away the blocks to our miraculous healing and breakthrough.

With a little bit of sincere willingness, we can start to see what has been right in front of us all along – which is REALLY exciting – in fact, there’s nothing more exciting! It’s thrilling to discover that like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we have had the key all along. And that’s what I Love SO MUCH.

I love being able to join with other spiritual students who have that little bit of willingness.

Together we can stop looking for the solution in the world.

The answer becomes within reach – the mystery starts to be less mysterious.

And finally, the healing truly begins to happen at the mind, and we can see the ship in the harbor and we can sail it home!

It’s extraordinary, and even mind-blowing, how fast we can break down the blocks that we have clung to for many decades.

Spirit doesn’t fail – it doesn’t know how to fail.

When we know HOW to live a miraculous life, then our heart’s desire is not only possible, it’s within reach!

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2, tomorrow, I’ll share how I moved out of thinking the key was outside me to finding the key to the Kingdom within. It’s this discovery that profoundly changed my life – when I became willing to live a truly miraculous life.

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Spiritual Liberation

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

I remember when I was in high school, I had such a hard time with all the “stuff.” I didn’t like all the special cliques of the jocks, and the cool kids, and the cheerleaders, and the heads, and the greasers. All the separation bothered me. I felt like the system taught us to hate each other, and that wasn’t for me. I was exhausted from feeling angry and bitter most of the time.

One day, my English teacher, Mrs. Gross (her real name) gave us a test about Huckleberry Finn and there was a question at the end about our opinion. Mrs. Gross told me I got it wrong.

I asked, “How can my opinion be wrong?”
She said, “It just is.”

And, that enraged me. Gasoline on the fire already burning in my mind. I had to get out of that school.

Fortunately, my parents really helped me, and they got me into an alternative high school called School One in Providence, RI. It was a really big deal, letting me go to the big city for school five days a week. My parents were teachers, and they didn’t have money for fancy schools, and bus tickets, and things like that. They were already paying high property taxes to send me to a good public school, but they scrimped and sent me, and it made all the difference for me.

Good learning environments mean SO MUCH.
You can have the best program in the world, but some teachers don’t really understand HOW to teach, because they don’t understand HOW learning happens.

At School One, I really began to LEARN.

At the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, I began to learn even more in my studies to be come a Science of Mind Prayer Practitioner and Minister. In that time, I met and studied with Paul Scheele, who taught me how to learn how to learn. Yes, that’s right:

Learning HOW to learn HOW to learn.

I was blessed to study, for several years, with my hero, Rev. James Lawson, the Methodist Minister and Harvard Professor who mentored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who trained many of the nonviolent demonstrators.

I’ve learned the power of being able to focus my mind on the loving objective and keep it there. I’ve been able to use that ability in prayer, as a Prayer Practitioner and Spiritual Counselor, as well as generally, in life and relationships.

This has been able to shift my perception of life a way that has been profoundly healing for me and for others. The ability to focus on Love, and block out all the ego insanity, has helped me to be able to bring forth the vision for my life and this ministry.

It wasn’t easy to learn this, but I had such a desire to change my life and to live at a higher vibration – and, most important to me, to be of service.

When I was in high school, I remember saying to one of my teachers that I felt greatly conflicted because, at that time, I was interested in becoming a manager of rock and roll bands, and working in the music business. I felt guilty, because I felt I should be more like my parents, who were social and political activists helping to make the world a better place for the disenfranchised. My teacher said that people need the arts, too. Which, they do.

Now I can see that, while each step in my life led me to the perfect next step of my learning how to learn, I was absolutely led back to this place in my heart for being of service. That is where the Joy comes through so strongly.

Part of my Science of Mind Practitioner training from the teachings of Ernest Holmes included being able to focus my mind on the highest and best, and to pray with absolute Clarity. I learned to call it: “Holding the High Watch.” Others call it “holding space.”

I think of it as standing on the mountaintop consciousness of those who went before me, like Dr. King, Rev. Lawson, Ernest Holmes, Jesus, Mary Baker Eddy, the Fillmore’s, and so many more.

If you knew, I mean REALLY KNEW, that holding the high watch, holding that pure pristine view of the situation that’s bothering you, would absolutely turn what looks like — a big fat mess — into a beautiful experience of great benefit, would you cultivate the patience to do it?

Would you learn to work with your mind, like someone getting in shape for a marathon?

Would you be willing to see the good in everything?

That’s what it takes.

Spiritual practice is the means of lasting healing.
Spiritual practice saves time and money.
Spiritual practice is liberating.

I love A Course in Miracles because it is a mind-training program, and because it is a self-study course with the best Teachers ever: Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

I prayed and prayed for more than a decade that my life would be useful, and that my journey would be helpful.

And you know what? I also had a desire to live a JOYOUS life. So many religious teachings have taught us that happiness is sinful and suffering is redemptive, but it’s NOT TRUE. I had a great desire to prove that Joy was possible, even for “a wretch like me.”

Studying ACIM was not what I was into.
I had already proven ,with nine years of study to become a Prayer Practitioner and a Minister, that information collecting and intellect are ego distractions for a true spiritual student.

By the time I came to ACIM as a Practitioner and Minister, I was done with study and collecting information.

I had a burning desire to fully LIVE the teachings beyond anything I could even comprehend.

I came to understand that being a living demonstration was the most helpful thing I could offer to my brothers and sisters, and I yearned for that communion and community.

Little by little, I began to be led and guided to my goal. Through a practical application of ACIM that was being given to me intuitively, I began to unwind the ego attachments that had run my life.

I never thought I would be able to be where I am now, and that’s precisely why it’s so great to be able to support others in going there. That’s what my Masterful Living Course 2019 is all about.

We have a powerful and supportive group of folks from all over the world in our Masterful Living Community. Many have been participating for a six years or more, because the spiritual liberation continues for all of us.

Inspiration for spiritual liberation – that’s what we’re focused on.

Join me in my daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Spiritual Liberation. You can click and listen now. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

Learning how to learn has been such a blessing to me!  It shifted everything into a much happier place, and I will be forever grateful!  And that’s part of why I love to share!

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Faith

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Have you ever felt a lingering despair or dread? I have. It felt like being squeezed in a box I couldn’t find a way out of. The feelings of despair and dread are so pervasive precisely BECAUSE we are so utterly convinced there’s no way out.

Depression is a lot like that.

So many things can seem to cause it– illness, divorce, financial devastation, addiction, loss of a job or a loved one. There is a long list of things, big and small, that can set us marching down a long winding staircase to darkness.

I’m glad for my experiences, now, and I’ve learned so much. I was talking with a new friend this week, someone who doesn’t know me in this context, as a spiritual student. (I’m working to help get out the vote, and support people in getting to the polls to vote on Tuesday. It’s so important to me that we use our voice to participate – we have more than 500 school teachers running for local office this year in the U.S.! Regular folks! NOT politicians! Let’s support these courageous people, most of whom are moms and grandmothers! Woo hoo!)

What I was sharing with my new friend is that, I’ve learned so much about the way the mind works and WHY we fall into despair, WHY it’s so darn STICKY, and HOW we can get out of it, that I’m compelled to share, and that’s why my classes are designed the way they are – so that we’re actually doing work and making tangible progress, not just studying information.

Information isn’t healing, but a faith, rightly placed, works miracles.

A Course in Miracles tells us we’re entitled to miracles, and that we can be miracle-minded. It’s our choice.

BUT, I’ve got to tell you that, for most of my life, I did not see the choice for miracles. I felt like it was hidden from me.

Now, I know that it was hiding behind my beliefs that I wasn’t good enough for that kind of insight and healing. I didn’t feel worthy. I felt like there was something permanently wrong with me.

I had no faith in Spirit. It was all lip-service. And I’m so glad for that time.

I’m so glad, because feeling so faithless, I had the opportunity to discover what faith really is.

In the Bible, which I studied, (not in depth) when I was in Ministerial School, it says,

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen … Through faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11 KJV

I pondered this one for a long time, because the deep desire of my heart was to have a powerful faith.

I wanted to know how I could get to having such a strong faith, that I could Love like Shakespeare talked about in my favorite sonnet of his:

Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
that looks on tempests and is never shaken
Sonnet 116

I knew I could Love like that without having faith.
And, at the time, I was being tortured by my doubt.

Here’s what I didn’t know, that the learning of it, changed EVERYTHING for me:

In every moment, every millisecond, each and every one of us is always placing our faith in either the ego or Spirit.

It’s where we place our faith that makes the difference.

When my faith is in my perception, I’m deluded, I’m lost, I’m dysfunctional.

When my faith is in Spirit, I am rising in spirit, I am living from Love, I am standing on the rock.

If we choose to keep placing our faith in one, then the other, without consistency: ego then Spirit, ego then Spirit, ego then Spirit, what happens is we’re always off balance, always unsure, always unsteady, and therefore, never at Peace.

And, we may not understand why.

I watched myself do it.

I would bounce back and forth.

One minute I would be All-in for God, and have my trust completely in Spirit about one thing, and then completely up in my head with my judgments about another thing.

Back and forth, back and forth, oscillating like a wind vane on a roof in New England (where I grew up, and the weather changes every few minutes.)

And I’m so, so, so glad for it!

This is part of why many people don’t have the ability to find true forgiveness – but they can!

That’s the incredibly good news! We can find our way to the solid rock of faith and live there.

It’s very nice there, and I am enjoying it all the more for having made the journey!

I felt so reassured when I read in the ACIM Manual for Teachers, the 10 Characteristics of God’s Teachers in Chapter IV, it tells us so clearly:

The #1 Characteristic of God’s Teachers is trust.
The #2 Characteristic is Honesty.

Trust is the mechanism of exercising our faith. When we have faith in something, we place our trust in it. It doesn’t matter if it’s ego or Spirit, separation or Unity.

When we’re honest, we’re consistent and unwavering.

The more we practice these two, the more that we discover what faith really is.

When it felt like my faith was lost, and I felt hopeless and helpless, my faith was actually in my own judgments and opinions. My faith was placed in my beliefs.

Beliefs are always false.
They are our interpretations, our perceptions and projections.

Now, here’s the kicker:
When we practice placing our trust in Love, in God, in Spirit,
(and there’s a lot to learn about this)
Then we start to learn from Joy,
because we’re remembering the truth that sets us free,
rather than trying to understand it and learn through experience.

Get it?

We all already know the truth.
The truth is our very beingness.
Truth is what we are, because we’re part of God.
It’s just that we have hidden the truth from our awareness,
because we prefer our judgments, opinions, and perceptions.
Hence, we see only our projections.

We can forgive ourselves for having preferred our stories to the truth.
We can forgive ourselves and others for having projected our stories onto our relationships, our bodies, our life.

And, when we do, then we can freely place our trust and faith in Love.
And then, we can look upon tempests (like the election, like tragedy, and illness) and not be shaken.

We can have an unshakable faith.
We can prove that all of this is real, and true, and works.
We can prove what ACIM tells us – we are entitled to miracles.
We can be miracle-minded.

Forgiveness is the way.

I’ve been learning and teaching forgiveness for 18 years.

It is my joy to help others prove it. too,
so we can stand on the rock of an unshakable faith together.
There is NOTHING more valuable.

ACIM is a self-study course that shows us the way.

And, it’s my joy to create community and to walk with others doing this together, so we don’t miss a step. If you’d like to do this with a solid support system of folks, who are also interested in moving from darkness to light – check out what I’m sharing!

Every week, people tell me that they studied ACIM for years, but never really lived it till they did this work with community the way we do it. If you’ve been studying without living it, maybe now’s your time to rise and shine. Let’s do it together!

The ego does everything it can to keep us thinking separation is good, working alone is good. But when two or more are gathered, the Spirit prevails!

And, this walk of going from faith in ego to trust in Spirit is just the beginning.

It’s just the foundation of what I share in my year-long Masterful Living Course. It’s the baseline upon which we build, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Real people.
Real miracles.
Real relief from playing small.

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration is open today with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the spiritual counselors who has already done the program.

My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

Click here now to join me in my Prayer for Today. Today’s prayer is for Family Forgiveness & Healing

Any healing we do for ourselves, we do for everyone.
Let’s take the lead this Fall and get ALL of our forgiveness done.

Follow your intuition – Spirit will guide us. Love will prevail!

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me next Wednesday:

FREE CLASS: Next week on Wednesday I’m offering a free LIVE VIDEO class – it’s a preview for Masterful Living Course 2019. The topic is Family Forgiveness – register now and let’s heal together!

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My Little Willingness

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

As I write this, I’m blessed to be in the midst of offering one of my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensives. It’s such a powerful healing when we’re finally willing and ready to recognize that the only limitations we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only grievances we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only way someone can take advantage of us is if we agree to it.

The only way we can feel limited is if we agree to limitations.

When I first began to realize these things, it felt like a dead weight on top of me, because I didn’t know HOW to release the limiting thoughts.

I was stopped by my belief that it couldn’t be done, because I didn’t know how to do it.

I was stopped by my belief that I was on my own, and if I didn’t know how to do it I had no resources, and so I had to accept that it couldn’t be done.

Fortunately, I had that little bit of willingness that Jesus talks about in A Course in Miracles. My little bit of willingness kept me praying. My prayers to have a healing were answered, in part, by my realization that I could Partner UP. I realized that limitations are really only in my thinking, not in my true reality.

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened. I was calling forth a healing, and I was accepting it. I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

My willingness to call forth, and accept, help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing. I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then, and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing, and that’s what inspires me, every single day.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people. Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how. We ALLOW. There are no REAL limitations.

I am calling forth a miracle for us every day. Thank you for praying with me, and calling forth a miracle today!

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me this weekend!

SATURDAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop this weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come, join me and let’s do this work together — now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s a 3-hour online video workshop.
Plan to show up.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

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I AM Blessed

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The more I choose Love, the more I see that I am ALWAYS blessed.

There’s never a break in the blessings, except when I choose to block the flow of Love in my own heart and mind.

I’m the one who decides if I’m blessed or not!

When I share the blessings with others, I’m doubly blessed.

It’s so clear to me now!

Yesterday, on my radio show, the topic was How Does Healing Happen? It was so inspiring to share the insights of ACIM on this topic.

Our natural state is perfect Wholeness, Peace, Joy, Wisdom, Clarity, Freedom, Prosperity, Purity, Harmony, Abundance, Beauty and more! These are the gifts that have already been given to us.

ACIM says, “Ask and it is given, because it already has been given.” Yes, it’s already been given, and we’ve put up the blocks in our mind.

Fortunately, we do not have to search for the blocks. We simply give them to Spirit for healing. The more we recognize that we can FEEL or SENSE a block and offer it up, the more healing we can have.

There’s no extra cost for healing 10 blocks a day or a 100.
Our willingness is the only requirement.

I just LOVE that it’s so easy.
I am now, finally, so grateful that I can decide whether I’d like to live in the Love or in the block pile.

Let’s join together each day and be more vigilant for our healing! Say “Yes!” in the comments if you are on board!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle, and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, online, or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live, or get the download later.

It’s not too late to join me! Retreats start Tomorrow!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Prayer Works

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Yesterday, I had the beautiful opportunity to connect on video chat with my sweet friend and fellow A Course in Miracles teacher, Maria Felipe. We were talking about the power of prayer. She was saying that one of my Prayers for Today was how she first connected with me, and how much she loves my prayers.

We were talking about how prayer works. It’s a seed planted in the One Mind of all creation. As long as we let it grow, it will bring what it’s intended to bring. The challenge most of us have is that we will plant a seed of powerful affirmation, but then we negate it many times over.

Many are taught to believe that prayer is begging and beseeching God, and that God that we’re beseeching may or may not be listening, that God may or may not grant our wish. But that’s not my experience.

We’re part of Spirit. We share the Infinite Mind of our Creator, and our mind is very holy because of this.

We can plant whatever seeds that we would like. That’s our free will. We can pull them up and replant anytime we’d like. That’s our prerogative. We can energize negativity or we can energize Love– it’s our choice.

No matter what we choose to think, whatever it is we think, we’re pouring it into the One Mind of the Infinite and sharing it with all beings, all day every day.

We can pollute the mind we share. We can replay the same painful memories. We can harbor attack thoughts– or we can extend Love, kindness, generosity and helpfulness. We get to choose what we feel like contributing today – toxicity or relief from toxins. God doesn’t judge what we choose.

We can learn through pain or we can learn through Joy. Choose ye this day whom you will serve, God or ego.

There is no punishment if we choose ego. If we choose ego, we experience more ego and learn from that. If we choose Love, we experience Love’s expansion and we learn from that.

Have you had an amazing experience of prayer? If you’d like to share, I’d love to know – please share in the comments below!

In my retreats, we have a lot of positive and healing prayer. People have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Ask to Receive

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

I have learned the power of asking for what you’d like. However, it only works well when we don’t have an attachment to what we’d like to experience.

When there’s an attachment, then there’s something to heal. It’s so helpful to remember that all attachments come in one of two flavors: cravings or aversions. Cravings are the things we believe we need, or want, or have to have. Aversions are the things that we hate, dislike, and can’t stand,

When we have an aversion, then we’re blocking the flow, because we think we know what is needed. Our judgments block the flow of the All Good.

Usually when we have a craving or an aversion, we feel more discomfort related to it, and that lets us know that we can let something go and experience more Peace, more Freedom, more healing.

If you’d like to experience more Peace, more Love, more Joy or any other experience– even a specific one, such as more time at the beach– ask for assistance from the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

We can fall into neglect of our relationship with Spirit. Many times we don’t connect with Spirit except when we feel really needy. Think about it: Imagine you had a relationship with someone who only contacts you when they feel really needy. Wouldn’t that feel like a dysfunctional relationship?

Being in the flow of giving and receiving is our natural state. When we’re consistently asking for guidance, insight, connection and support from Spirit, then we’re in a flow of relationship, and we’re declaring that we’re available for that connection, as well as worthy of the connection. That makes a HUGE difference in our experience.

If you feel like you’re disconnected from Spirit, start asking for insight, Clarity, Wisdom and support. You’ll be amazed at how it starts to flow in immediately.

Spirit is live-streaming pure goodness and insight 24/7 and we can connect at anytime. Let’s connect for the sake of connecting, rather than just when we need something. Let’s improve the quality of the most important relationship we have!

Unforgiveness, hurt, resentments, blame, shame and guilt all block the flow of insight and Clarity. With Clarity there’s Peace. We can block our own experience of Peace in our mind, our relationships and our body by holding onto unforgiveness.

In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live or get the download later.

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Hurricane

Friday, September 14th, 2018

As the hurricane Florence is landing here in the U.S., my thoughts are with all the millions of people who will be affected. My prayers are with those who are frightened and who have lost power and whose property is even now being ravaged. God bless them.

I bless all those who provide service and care to those who have and been and will be touched by the storm.

For me, the storm, and all storms, are an expression of our collective thought and belief. The floods, the fires, the wind and rain, is all an outward manifestation of our own collective inner turmoil.

As we all know, our thoughts and beliefs become manifest in one form or another. Form is thought in the mental body, emotion in the emotional body, physical experience in the physical body, and it’s also the relationships, situations and circumstances of our life.

This is why self-forgiveness is the #1 tool we have to transform EVERYTHING.

There is much hidden guilt, shame and self-condemnation for the millions of unloving and unkind thoughts that we have perpetuated lifetime after lifetime.

I’m certain that our own self-forgiveness is the way out of every single challenge that we have, and it also changes the weather.

And this is why I focus on self-forgiveness in my life, my work and in everything – it’s so powerful and transformative. I truly believe it is the only way out of our difficulties. (Join me at my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next month.)

I witness that the storms last September and this September have significantly reduced as they hit they approached landfall. I understand that this is because of the effect the land has on the storm, but I also feel that everyone’s prayers and outpouring Love and compassion really do help reduce the storm alleviate the suffering caused by it.

One thing is not to dwell on the negative anticipation of the storm, and the negative effects of the storm. Our minds are so powerful, let us not dwell on that which we do not wish to see and experience. This way we can be truly helpful!

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Dishwasher Miracle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

I’ve learned to be on the lookout for opportunities to recognize that life loves me, and God is loving me through everything in my experience, so let me stay OPEN to it! Yes, please!

Miracles are when I change my mind and think with Spirit. Things often demonstrate in form in ways that are really cool and often surprising and definitely an affirmation of God’s infinite goodness operating in our lives. I endeavor to be in tune with it always.

So, here’s my dishwasher miracle:

At our family home on Deer Isle, Maine, the dishwasher malfunctioned and seemed to need a repair. I called Glen, our dishwasher, appliance guy, who came out to the house (an hour drive each way in these remote parts) and took a look. He diagnosed that the part was busted and he ordered a replacement part. A couple of days and we’d have it.

Turns out. They don’t have the part anymore, you can’t get it. This dishwasher is 12 years old. Time for a new one.

However, I had the thought to use the mighty power of God’s goodness in the form of googling for the replacement part. I just had this feeling that somehow, there was a part and I could find it. Which, in it’s way, is a crazy thought because looking for parts isn’t my thing.

Machinery isn’t my bailiwick. I’m “such a girl” that way. When I think of fixing machines, I think of other people fixing them while I make coffee and tell them what a good job they’re doing.

I thought my brother would be searching the internet for the part. He’s definitely that hunter kind of guy, but nope, he was ready to buy the new dishwasher.

Something told me to search online and I’d find it. It took a bit of effort, not much, and a VERY long chat with the parts guy at Kenmore. Finally, it did seem as though I’d found a replacement part – not the actual part, but some kind of substitute. Eureka!

Now, I’m having this live online chat while simultaneously talking to Glen’s sales person about buying a new dishwasher from them. Turns out it’s going to be $1200 all in. Suddenly, I’m feeling the repair is the best way to go for us, at least for now. It saves about $1000.

I felt I had to check with Glen, my repair guy, because it did seem that he would have found this part if it were to be found. He knows his stuff. I couldn’t reach him, and I’m STILL on this live chat with the guy at Kenmore, when Glen texts me. He’s in my neighborhood, (Amazing!) can he come over and chat with me about it.

Glen arrives, we realize why his Kenmore guy didn’t know about the substitute. We order it. Glen will have it and fix it on Thursday. Bam!

Now, here’s the miracle – I followed my intuition, EVEN THOUGH I had a hesitation. Miracles happen at the level of the mind and THEN demonstrate in form.

I hesitated to follow the guidance I got, because I am not a machinery person. I don’t like tracking things down on the internet. I thought it would be hard. And, I had SO much to do yesterday, I really didn’t want to put time into doing something like hunting down parts on the internet, but I was leaving in this morning, so I had to get it sorted out yesterday. We have renters coming on Friday.

Another miracle was that I almost ordered the part, but something told me “don’t do it.” It turned out, it would have been the wrong part. Glen helped me realize that when he came over – my hero! – and another miracle was that he was literally 2 minutes away when I was at crunch time. Everything aligned for these wonderful and miraculous cosmic alignments.

PLUS, Glen said I don’t need to get the 4 year parts and labor warranty for $199 when I do buy a new dishwasher because it just won’t be needed. That’s not when these machines breakdown. What a good guy.

I had resistance to following my intuition, but I could just FEEL that it was a mistake to do it any other way. I’ve learned that listening to my intuition is so helpful and I sometimes have resistance. I used to have A LOT of resistance and reluctance, but now I know that there’s a healing in feeling the resistance and there’s a miracle in not letting that feeling drive my experience. The resistance is not my decider, Spirit is.

What I’ve learned: Following my intuition saves time, energy and $$$. Following my intuition is only possible when I’m looking for the loving choice. Loving choices always bring benefit and make room for miracles!

Do you have miraculous experiences like these? Please let me know in the comments section below!

Let’s have fun and start new conversations! Let me know what ideas you have! Let’s learn from each other – please share in the comments below!

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Painful Challenges

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

I’m writing this on Saturday night. I was genuinely concerned this morning, as I set out for my day, that this would be a day with a lot of pain and perhaps it would be discouraging in some way. Maybe there could even be a bit of humiliation.

That’s why, this morning, as I was preparing for my day, I made up my mind that whatever came, it would be for my highest good and I would feel stronger and better for it.

You see, I’m writing to you from Knoxville, Tennessee where I was at an all day kundalini yoga intensive that’s part of my kundalini yoga teacher training requirement. Yes, I’m studying to be a kundalini yoga teacher, although I really have no intention to be teaching classes beyond what I offer on my retreats.

I’d heard that the training I was attending today would be very, very challenging. Friends who had done this intensive day didn’t really even wish to tell me about it, they just encouraged me to “trust in the process.” They told me “you can do it.”

I wasn’t THAT concerned until I got those text messages last night and this morning. It never occurred to me that I couldn’t do it until I got the message “you can do it.” Yikes!

So, yes, today was challenging.
At times, yes, it was painful.

We were holding postures for 31 minutes.
We did one exercise for 62 minutes straight.
Yes, it was intense.

I made up my mind that I wasn’t going to take a break, and as long as I wasn’t concerned about injury, I’d just keep going through any pain or strain.

I know that all healing is at the level of the mind, and that’s where the breakthroughs and miracles happen too.

I support people in breakthroughs all the time. Today it was my turn.

When it got intense, and I felt like stopping for even a minute, I relaxed my mind, and my body, while maintaining the exercise.

I called up on the angels to help us all – and to help all beings who were challenged in the moment.

I invoked the Violet Flame of Transformation over and over again.

And it WAS miraculous.
The pain dissolved.
I stayed strong.
Not only that, but I was doing all of these exercises with a partner, and I was able to hold her up mentally so that she could accomplish them too.

Honestly, it was amazing.
I was so grateful that it was SO MUCH easier than I ever thought it would be.

During the last 31 minute exercise, we were also singing the song Every Heartbeat over and over. Part of the lyric for this love song is:

In me, with every beat of my heart, I feel the presence of You.
And in me, with every breath You impart, I’m in the rhythm with You.
In me, from the sounds that I hear, I play the music of You.
Within me, through Your words You are here, so I sing the glory of You.

At one point, I started to cry because I felt so aligned with the author of the song, Snatam Kaur and her Love of God. So beautiful. So precious.

Click below to hear the song at youtube.

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What my experience today affirmed for me is the power of intention. When we hold an intention strongly then it’s placed in the mind of God and there’s no opposition unless we entertain opposition.

Today, I made up my mind to travel through the challenges with the full support of the invisible field of Ascended Masters and Angels. I said YES to meeting the challenge and rising above it. I felt lifted and carried. The pain left me as I called upon the angels. The concerns left me as I worked with the Violet Flame.

So much more is possible for us.
We must rise above the ego’s thinking.
Enough already. It’s time for us to live our destiny.

I’m making a kundalini yoga class video to share with you and invite you to consider adding it to your spiritual practice.

I feel so strongly that now is the time for us to really go for it, to pull out all the stops, and to be in shape mentally, physically, spiritually, in preparation for our awakening. This awakening is thrilling. It’s easier than I ever thought and it’s a huge relief.

I love Kundalini yoga because it is a spiritual practice for awakening the mind and liberating the Spirit from the traps of the ego. It’s so much more than an exercise program and I’d like to share it with you.

One of the teachers watching the room full of people who had traveled from all over for this day of intense effort said to me and my partner after the most challenging part, “that was amazing! You were amazing!”

I said that I was amazed to, as I hadn’t been exercising that much in the last month or two. And she said, it was the strength of your nervous system, not physical strength. I do know that my spiritual practice and my yoga practice has greatly strengthened my nervous system and that supports the undoing of the ego attachments in a very profound way. This I would like to share with those who are interested. Stay tuned.

There’s a whole lot of healing going on and I invite you to follow your intuition wherever it leads you. Spirit may not always make sense at first, but having trust and faith we find our way to MUCH higher ground and then we can extend a hand to others and we’re all living on higher ground! Yes!

If you’re interested in learning more about kundalini yoga, please place a comment below and let me know!

Are you ready to do some deep healing? Come join me on my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next month!

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Energy Is Building!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

I first started leading workshops and retreats back in 1997. Twenty one years ago. I just jumped in and started doing it. I was so eager to share what I was learning I felt compelled to connect with others. For me, sharing what I was learning was fun. It was playing. And it still is.

I’m in Arizona with a group of AMAZING people who are jumping into a higher level to learning, sharing and teaching and it’s SO exciting to play with them!

I am ever so grateful that I keep saying yes to my guidance, and profoundly blessed and grateful that others are saying yes too.

I have gotten a clear message from Spirit to offer the minister and teacher trainings, and to encourage those in the Spiritual Counseling Certification Program opportunities to build their skills and to teach classes. There’s so much they can share and there are so many more topics to be covered than I can possibly cover.

Today, Corinne Zupko is having the 2nd week of her Healing Anxiety class. (You can still jump in with her and begin now.) Jon Mundy will teach another class or two in the fall. I’m getting ready to offer Finding Freedom from Fear again in 2 weeks and more.

I’ve been profoundly inspired by people’s sharing lately. There’s SO MUCH healing that’s happening as people’s willingness is more and more increased.

In the comments section below, please let me know where you’re increasing your willingness? I’m more and more willing to simply ONLY follow Spirit’s guidance and let all the rest go.

It’s exciting! The healing energy is building and it’s palpable!

I’ve got a great class planned for tomorrow – come and join me! Please come live, and please bring your questions!

FREE CLASS TOMORROW: There’s no charge to participate – class is on Thursday and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who might like to discuss it with you! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
Thursday, August 23
Click here to register now

Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live or get the download later.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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God Isn’t A Racist

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

I was listening to a news report about what appears to be efforts to have enforced racism in the United States and particularly a report of many things the President has done over the years that indicate he might be racist in his views. As the list, went on I suddenly started to cry which surprised me.

My tears were a sudden empathetic response to how it would feel, and how much energy it would take, to maintain those views. Higher Holy Spirit Self said “God is not a racist.” And I almost laughed. I remembered that everything I see on the screen of life, I have the power to know the truth about. That’s my job. I work for God, Inc.

The very idea that God could be racist is laughable.

It must take a HUGE amount of life-force energy to be ultra religious AND a racist.

There are false constructs, such as racism, sexism, agism, that people agree to. The antidote is to value the truth and call for the truth to be revealed.

The truth is the same for all beings.
There are no personal versions of the truth.
Truth is constant and truth is healing.

As part of my spiritual practice, rather than be bothered or upset when people are actively perpetuating things that aren’t true, “false facts,” fake media, etc. I don’t put my energy into reacting to it because I cannot believe that it has any real power. Instead, I call for the truth to be revealed. Heaven make it so!

ALL things work together for our good and there are no exceptions except in the opinion of the ego. This is the teaching of A Course in Miracles. This IS the teaching of Jesus and I’m with Jesus.

He also said, what you do to the least of them, you do to me. What a beautiful way to teach the unity of all life!

The truth is our liberator, let us call for the truth to be revealed in our heart and our mind and let it ripple out across the mind of all. Let’s start a tsunami of healing by calling for the truth to be revealed.

The truth isn’t that someone is right and someone else is wrong, the truth is that we are one and inseparable. All joined in Love, this is the truth. The truth IS being revealed. We allow it and don’t declare that any other thing is occurring. We let it be revealed. Let it be. Let it be. Let it be!

Ready to Make A Leap?

If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Trusting God’s Plan.  You can also get the transcript there. For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

 

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Me, Michael & the Bear!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

If you’ve been reading my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso for a while, then you might recall my experience with a bear when I was camping last summer. It was pretty funny. Well, I had another one this weekend!

Last year, I was recording the daily prayer in my tent late at night, when, as I’m praying, I hear these very heavy footsteps with twigs snapping underneath, moving towards my tent. I stopped praying and paused the recording.

I’m listening to what I absolutely know is a bear, get closer and closer to my tent. When you can hear a bear a few feet away, a tent isn’t any protection – after all, it’s not made of titanium.

I googled “bears in vermont” to see what kind of bears there are in vermont and what do they eat. It turns out that they’re black bears and they really only wish to eat your food, and leave you alone.

Fortunately I know better than to keep ANY food in my tent or even to eat food in my tent. I don’t do it. After about 8 minutes the bear ambled away and I finished the prayer recording and went to bed and slept like a sweet baby bear all snuggled up in my bed.

Well, last night about 3am I woke and heard the bear walking toward my tent again. I’m in the same spot as I was last year here at the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln, Vermont. Those heavy footsteps were getting closer and closer – so close – too close for comfort. I wasn’t afraid, per se, but I was concerned. I knew I didn’t have anything the bear wanted, but I’d just as soon not have a closer encounter.

When the bear got to about 10 feet from the tent, that was it. I called to Archangel Michael and the angels of protection and I said “I’m giving this one to you – please protect me.” I heard one more footstep and then nothing. Absolutely nothing. I never heard the bear even walk away. Just stillness.

I fell right back to sleep. Amazing!

What I’ve learned is that if I don’t project that there’s something to be afraid of, there really isn’t. That’s SO valuable.

Also, Love is my protector. I love that bear, the bear is one with me and I’m one with the bear. We’re in agreement because we share the same mind. I know I’m safe, and so does the bear. We’re good.

Can you think of anything in your life that you could apply this same learning to? Let me know in the comments below!.

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Angels and ACIM. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Spirit Makes The Way

Friday, July 20th, 2018

When it feels like there’s no way, Spirit can still make a way.
When it feels like only failure is possible, Spirit can still succeed.
When it feels like all is lost, Spirit can show us what’s valuable.
In God, all things worth doing, having and being are always possible.

When we’re feeling hopeless and helpless, then we’ve left God out of the equation, and that’s the real reason that we feel so down and desperate. We can say we think that we feel despair because of what’s happening in the world, but our upset is really because we’re not allowing Spirit to lead us, guide us, and direct us. And we can change our mind. We can go the other way.

When we’re willing to put Spirit in charge then everything changes. It can seem that we don’t want change. It can feel as if change is a threat and a worry. We can fear change because we can’t control it, but the fact is that we can’t control anything, so let’s not fool ourselves anymore.

We can look to the world for examples – at some of the most “powerful” people in the world and see how they try so hard to control things and no matter how much “power and influence” they have, they still can’t control things to go their way.

In truth, there’s only one way, and that way is God’s way. Let’s all get off the pain train and jump on board the Love Train. Let’s not wait until the pain is squeezing us so hard we just wish we were dead. Let’s simply put Spirit in charge and allow the miracles to unfold. Let’s get out of the way. And let’s get on with it and do what we’re here to do – Love ourselves and each other.
“Wherever [the Holy Spirit] looks He sees Himself, and because He is united He offers the whole Kingdom always. This is the one message God gave to Him and for which He must speak, because that is what He is. The peace of God lies in that message, and so the peace of God lies in you. The great peace of the Kingdom shines in your mind forever, but it must shine outward to make you aware of it.A Course in Miracles, T-6.II.12.

Let’s join together to shine the light outward in order to see it more clearly!

Less than 1 Month Away!
Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Holy Spirit Is Your Personal TrainerYou can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Living the Answered Prayer

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Things are changing at the Power of Love Ministry. The Power of Love is expanding and expressing in new and miraculous ways.

I’m excited that Spirit has us working on a Teacher & Minister Training Program at the Power of Love Ministry. We’re still working out the details, but I’ll be doing a Q&A about the program on Thursday. You can register now to learn more. Please bring your questions on Thursday!

I am meeting more and more people in our classes who are definitely called to share at higher and higher levels – to teach, to speak, to write, and to lead and I am compelled to support them.

Not long after when I first graduated from Ministerial School at Agape University in 2006, Michael Beckwith said a prayer for my ministry and he told me that he saw an image while he was praying. It was very strong for him and unusual for him to have something like this come to him during prayer, he said.

He told me he saw two large diamonds, one on top of the other spinning in a field of gold. He said he didn’t know what it meant, but it was very powerful. Spirit told me the meaning, and I shared it with him, “I have a very strong call to assist ministers to be more inspired, more confident, more supported. and I think that the top diamond is those ministers, and I am the bottom diamond.”

Rev. Michael said, “Good. Because ministers need all the help they can get.”

I know that field of gold is the field of infinite wisdom, pure intelligence and illumination!

I’ve worked with many ministers over the years and a surprising number of them feel like a fake. And many feel overwhelmed. They feel unqualified to be an inspirational presence and they feel insecure about sharing their message – and this after YEARS of training and experience!

What I see developing in our classes is that the participants are naturally stepping out, sharing, teaching, speaking, writing and shining their gifts and talents in the world in ways that are powerful and beautiful. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, they had the power within them all along and now they’re feeling confident to share it. I LOVE to see that. That’s my answered prayer.

Truly, my answered prayer is to support the diamond hearts and diamond minds of this world to live their passion! That’s MY passion!

If you have any interest at all in teaching, sharing, ministering or being a prayer practitioner, consider joining me tomorrow for the Q&A about the Teacher & Minister Program.

You can register now to learn more.
Please bring your questions!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live or get the download later.

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Living in the Answered Prayer.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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God in This World

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Many spiritual students and students of A Course in Miracles find themselves wondering if God is really in this world, or even knows what’s happening here. This is pretty common. It can frequently seem as though we’re living in crazy town. And if that’s how it seems, who let the dogs out and where the heck is God?

I’ve had many ACIM students say that God doesn’t know anything about this world or what’s happening in this world. I find that goes along with the conception of God the Father as a being, rather than a field of Infinite Intelligence and being-ness.

We’re part of God. God cannot be God without us. We’re having this human experience. Therefore, God knows about it, because we know about it – none of which makes it Real, as in eternal and everlasting. It’s still an illusion, a projection and a temporary experience.

I really like something I heard Michael Beckwith say 20 years ago that went something like this:

If you’re wondering why God doesn’t do something about all of the difficulties of this world, and all of the unkindnesses and suffering, if God was a person, God would say “that’s why I sent YOU!”

Our life is the Life of God.
Our mind is the Mind of God.
Our hand is the Hand of God.

Let’s always remember the eternal, infinite truth of our being: We are one with our creator! One with each other. And we are called to be the Presence of God in all of our activities and relationships. Let’s BE it!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is God in This World

You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com. You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: God Answers Your Questions. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Miracle Supper

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I had a cool miracle demonstration for my supper last night.

I’m in Vermont now for the next few weeks, camping in the Green Mountains at the Sunray Peace Village. One thing I appreciate about this life is the constant opportunity to be of service no matter where I am. Everywhere we go we can meet new people and be a loving presence in their life. We can BE their miracle!

Being open minded to the opportunities to be simply share a smile, or extend a hand is being open to the flow of Love. It can be a miracle just to receive a gift.

Yesterday I had in my mind to have some salmon for dinner. I had it in mind all day. I had meant to go to the store to get some to bring back and cook. I ended up having some long meetings and didn’t get to the store. So, I was actually standing in the community kitchen at the Peace Village thinking about my other food choices when Kathy, whom I hardly know, came in and started cooking and asked me if I’d like to share some salmon. Amazing!

This is instant manifestation. An hour before that, I had extended kindness and generosity to someone because Spirit invited me to. And Spirit took care of my wish for salmon.

I wished for salmon and I got salmon.
I mean, think about it.
That’s really super specific.
And I’m in a campground, 15 minutes drive to the store.
I barely know this woman who offered me the salmon.

And I felt very happy to receive God’s gift to me.

How do you broadcast miracles? Well, it’s not that different from broadcasting anger or upset. What I do is I begin to think and feel aligned with being loving. Then I see it in my mind’s eye rippling out, like the ripples on a pond, spreading out to touch everyone around me.

When you see someone whose upset, instead of judging them or feeling sorry for them, ask the angels to help them and ripple the Love out to surround them. You’re one with them, so you’re helping yourself!

We’re never just victims of circumstance. We can always take that feeling of being put upon, burdened or threatened and turn it around to a way of being of service. When we do that, everyone feels better! Now, that’s being truly helpful. Victory!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Mastering Manifestation. 

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Having Faith Until the End

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Sometimes it’s so tempting to give in to the mean thought or the attack thought. When we feel attacked, we feel our attack is justified.

So often, when I’ve felt attacked, I’ve wanted to walk away. I’ve wanted to say “the heck with them, I’ve had enough of this,” just because people seem very difficult to Love.

Sometimes people work very hard to push us away. They feel unlovable. They feel unloved and wounded, and so they behave in all manner of ways to get us to quit on them.

On some level it can feel safer to be isolated, to be alone, to disconnect. I get that. I’ve certainly felt that way many, many times. I’ve retreated from the world.

We can retreat into self-medication with all kinds of things – even spiritual practice.

And yet, there’s nothing quite so thrilling or so gratifying as being able to hold the high watch for someone who seems to be trying to get us to quit on them – whether they know it or not.

Many times I’ve been faced with my own desire to have relationships be easier, and the desire to just stop talking with someone because that seem easier.

I’ve learned that the healthiest thing for me is to simply lay the entire relationship, and everything I think and feel about it, all control, and all desire, all fear and concern, all of it, onto the Holy Altar of God’s Love, as I call it.

I lay it in God’s “lap.” I say, “Spirit, you lead me, guide me and direct me, I’m your servant. I know not what to do, or not do, but you will show me and I will follow that. In the meantime, I will not be moved from this place of Love and surrender. There’s nothing for me to do, but know that it’s all going to work out in the end.”

And then, let me not be moved from this place of wisdom and compassion. It’s frequently challenging, but when you experience miracle after miracle, it gets much easier not to give up and collapse into despair, hurt, anger, resentment. It’s much more interesting and fun to stay strong and let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW to have a healing.

If you haven’t seen the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, I highly recommend it and it has a wonderful saying in it that I find is a great attitude adjustment – here’s a short clip to enjoy:

 

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please click to like and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Faith Is Freedom From Worry. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Replacing Doubt with Faith

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Doubt is more pervasive than we recognize.  Doubt manifests as the experience of lack, illness, depression, relationship challenges, career and creativity limitations and more.

Doubt is the cause and those are just some of it’s effects.

A Course in Miracles tells us that all doubt is self-doubt, but knowing that isn’t the same as eliminating it.

How many of us recognize that our challenges are really issues of doubt?
How many of us are willing, just willing, to recognize that the doubt is self-doubt?

If we’re willing to accept that our experiences of lack and limitation come from our self-doubt then we can be quite a few steps closer to having a healing. Isn’t that wonderful?

I’m so grateful that no matter what the appearance of the problem or difficulty is, it can be healed permanently by the Higher Holy Spirit Self if we allow it.

I frequently quote the end of Chapter V of the ACIM text where it says:

“… the first step in the undoing is to recognize that you actively decided wrongly, but can as actively decide otherwise. Be very firm with yourself in this, and keep yourself fully aware that the undoing process, which does not come from you, is nevertheless within you because God placed it there.

Your part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace. Say this to yourself as sincerely as you can, remembering that the Holy Spirit will respond fully to your slightest invitation:

I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace.
I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.
I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace.
I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo
all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him.
I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.”

When there’s doubt, we’ve decided wrongly.
When there’s lack, we’ve decided wrongly.
When there’s any kind of pain, we’ve decided wrongly.

Instead of trying to figure it out or analyze the decisions of the past, let’s just do what Jesus suggests to us – give it over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self to undo ALL the consequences of any and all wrong decisions that we’ve ever made about anything at any time.

That feels really simple and easy to me.
Why would I struggle with doubt and pain when I can give ALL the consequences of any wrong decisions, projections, unloving choices, unkind choices, foolish choices, known or unknown, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

Jesus even tells us that we can’t undo it ourselves, so let’s have Spirit do it and be done with it.

All we need to do is be willing.

If we’re frequently complaining about lack and limitation, are we willing to let it go? No, we’re not.

If we’re constantly talking about our pain and suffering, are we willing to let it go and have it be transformed? No, probably not.

It’s tricky because suffering feels so sticky.

I’ve learned that it’s best for me not to give ANY energy to what I would like to stop experiencing. Let me give ALL my energy, attention and investment into that which I desire to experience more of.

I was in a conversation with some folks about doubt recently, and I realized that I don’t notice myself experiencing a lot of doubt anymore. It’s because I don’t rely upon my own ability to discern or decide like I used to. I really like the ACIM teaching about “you decide for me.”

I’ve learned it’s better for me if I let Spirit decide for me.

I strongly prefer to energize that the Higher Holy Spirit Self is arranging everything for my highest and best good. And if it’s for ANYONE’s highest and best good it must be for the highest and best for ALL because we’re one with each other.

No one can experience their highest good and have it be a bummer for me, unless I’m entertaining a false belief. I’m not interested in that anymore.

I’ve done a number of episodes of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on the topic of doubt, but even more on faith. Recognizing doubt is helpful. Cultivating a deep faith is transformational. (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment Plans.

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: The End of Doubt. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Trust & Faith

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

What if you didn’t know that the oak tree was in the acorn? What if you planted an avocado seed, and, as it began to grow toward the light you went stood over it every day and said, “What if it doesn’t become an avocado tree? What if it becomes a pine tree or a maple tree? What if it doesn’t bear the fruit I want? What if it doesn’t bear any fruit at all? What if it doesn’t work out the way I want it to and need it to? What if I’m wasting my time?”

Would that impact the tree’s growth and supply?
We know that it would.

From seed to tree, an avocado can take as long as 13 years before you’ll be making any guacamole or avocado toast. I’m absolutely certain that having a tree that provides fruit sooner and with more abundance is something we can influence with our mind. I know it because I’ve seen it – not specifically with avocados (I wish!), but with ALL of the living things in my life.

What if you put your trust and faith in fearful thoughts and, in early days of the avocado tree’s growth, you were to start telling the growing plant that it didn’t have what it took, it would never bear fruit, it was a hot mess and failure was almost certain? Would that plant ever become a tree? Unlikely.

Partly, it’s about faith. It’s also about vision.

We’re always placing our faith and trust in something. In each moment, we’re either placing our trust and faith in Spirit or the ego. WHERE we place our trust and faith determines the outcome, every time. We have the power of decision. We decide where to place our trust and faith. We decide.

It’s planting season and I’m up in Maine at our family’s summer home on Deer Isle, which we now rent our house in order to be able to afford to keep it in our family. I’m here for another week getting the gardens and flower pots ready. I’m enjoying doing the planting and preparation. It’s a lot of work. I’m thrilled to see that the new plants I put in last year and the year before are mostly prospering nicely.

Right now, on this island off the coast of Maine, the vines are just beginning to show some growth, the bushes are barely beginning to leaf as the days get warmer and the threat of frost recedes, but I know that these same plants will become glorious come summer.

I’m fairly new to gardening, rarely having had a home that was mine to garden in. I was always an apartment dweller. Now, each year I plant new things and I’m excited to see what unfolds. I pray throughout the winter for the nature spirits to nurture all the living things in the garden when the weather is so cold, the the winds blow so hard and the snow piles so high.

My Mom was the gardener in our family and when she became ill, there was no one to Love the garden like she did. She passed ten years ago and for the first eight years I didn’t do anything in the garden because my Dad was living here and then he remarried and it wasn’t mine to do. But two years ago My Dad and stepmom moved to Florida, and I took over the gardens and the plantings.

The first year I planted new things late in August. There was a sale at the nursery and I went BERSERK buying beautiful plants at 30% off. There was at least one who thought I was foolish and wasting my money because they would all die in the winter – it was too late to plant. I can see that. There’s a logic to that line of thinking. However, I’m not a logic based person – I’m a vision based person. I live by vision and that’s the way I do most everything.

Spirit has taught me that there is a highest and best in absolutely everything. If I choose, I can align with Spirit and have trust and faith that I’m being led, guided and provided to see, know and feel what is the highest and best in each moment.

I had a vision of these plants growing and flourishing. I had trust and faith that they would fulfill their destiny.

I love flowering things. When I lived in an apartment in Los Angeles I had palm trees and orchids Even though orchids bloom usually for only one to three months, I’ve routinely had orchids that were still flowering beautifully four and even five months later. Why? Because I love them. I tell them how beautiful they are. I let them know how much I appreciate them. I don’t take them for granted. I’m so grateful for their healing presence in my life.

Beauty is healing, it’s nourishing to the soul. Beauty inspires and uplifts. I LOVE being able to share Beauty with others so that we can all feel inspired and uplifted. It’s one of the reasons why I look for beautiful and fun photographs to share on my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso blog each day.

Living by vision is an entirely different way of living then living by logic and reasoning and many people find that it’s not comfortable, and even insane. I find that many times when I feel guided to do something, people will ask me HOW it will ever happen and I don’t know how. That hasn’t been told to me yet. I only know that it WILL happen if I allow the how to be revealed and follow.

Ask
Listen
Follow

That’s the way that works for me.

Ask for the vision.
Listen or receive the vision.
Follow the guidance that comes.

It takes some getting used to. It’s a recalibration of the nervous system to learn to allow the how.

Many ask, but don’t listen.
Many ask and listen, but don’t follow.
I’ve tried it all ways and ask, listen and follow is the way that I grow to know.

The ego personality wants to know what everything is about all the time so it can plan for failure.

Living by vision is the opposite.
There is no possibility of failure.
Failure is a concept of the ego that is completely an illusion.
In Spirit there is no such thing as failure.
Failure does not exist.
Failure is a perception.
Failure is projection.
Trust is a precious investment.
Trust in the ego is an investment in learning through pain.
Trust in Spirit is an investment in learning through Joy.
We choose where to invest our attention and energy.

Because I felt so called to live a life of Love and I felt so far away from it, I had to ask Spirit to show me. There was no other way I could see for me to learn HOW. In that learning, I had to trust Spirit or experience my projections of failure. This is how I learned to listen and follow. I learned to hold the vision. I learned to ALLOW.

I so LOVE what Michael Beckwith said:
“When you believe more in what you don’t see,
than what you do see,
then you will see what you don’t see
and you won’t see what you do see.”

In other words:
When you place your faith in Spirit,
instead of in the world,
then you won’t see the world as you thought it was,
but you will see Spirit’s true reality.

It took me A LOT of practice.
I’m now SO grateful for every falling down I’ve ever had because it showed me how to get up.

Now, I know how to get up in all kinds of situations and circumstances and that’s what I share with others. I’m now SO GRATEFUL for every terrifying and painful moment because I learned something I can share with others and help prevent them from learning as I learned.

I am so grateful to know God more clearly with each passing moment, and I share that with others who are also having miraculous healing on all levels.

Now, working in the garden this past few days, I can see that the things that didn’t do very well that first year are going GANGBUSTERS this second year. Thrilling! Wonderful! Marvelous!

I’ve always loved the quote from Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, (which became the musical Hello Dolly!), he said,
“Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.”

And that’s why I love to share. I also like to encourage older things to start growing again! Whether it’s people or plants. The old tired azalea’s I thought might have to be dug out are reviving! Some fertilizer and some attention is bringing great benefit – as always!

Here’s one of the flower beds from last year!

It’s so exciting to see the Spirit in anything or anyone that’s been held with vision flourish and prosper. That’s what I see happening with the spiritual counselors that I’m training. I’m seeing it unfold everywhere in this Power of Love Ministry. It’s God’s ministry and I serve the vision of it, which is for it to flourish and grow as a teaching ministry, teaching the teachers and teachers of teachers. God has a vision and it is my joy to hold that vision. I’m training others to do it too! Beautiful!

We are our own avocado trees.
We are our own orchids.
Our life IS God’s Garden.
Let’s hold the highest and best for everyone in the garden of Life!
Ask, listen, follow.

There’s a vision of perfection that’s unfolding for each of us.
We are ALL called to express it.
Willingness is all that’s required.
Spirit will provide the rest and the best to us just like it does to the avocado tree.

Trust and faith are always present in our heart and mind.
We choose WHERE to place our trust in faith – in Spirit or in our own perceptions and projections.
We choose to ALLOW the vision to lead us.

We know what happens when we place our trust in thoughts of lack, attack, limitation and separation. Let’s choose a different way. Let’s live a life of vision. Let’s ALLOW it to be revealed.

What I know is that by learning to live by God’s Vision, my whole life has healed and continues to be made new. This is what I hold for YOU!

BTW, I have done MANY episodes about trust and faith on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show and you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.

I made a VIDEO a few years ago about Trust & Faith. You can see one of my orchids in the background!


If you haven’t answered my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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