Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

God’s Teachers

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

When people ask me where to begin with A Course in Miracles, I suggest folks begin with the Manual for Teachers and also Gary Renard’s beautiful book, Disappearance of the Universe.

More and more I find myself connecting with people who feel a calling to be one of God’s Teachers and it’s a beautiful thing!  It’s also a challenging thing.

Declaring yourself to be a Teacher of God, a spiritual counselor, a minister, a healer or any of these professions will bring up lots of your STUFF.  That’s okay!  Let it come up for healing so we can get it up and out and GONE!

Let’s enter the stillness and answer the call of Spirit with our whole heart!  It takes courage and so we go together.  When we are willing, we discover the fullness of Love has already paved the way.

This week on my radio show I’m going to share some things I’ve learned about having the courage to answer the call to be a Teacher of God.  Check it out!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is God’s Teachers

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Accepting Divine Assistance

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

I’m one of those people that believes that spiders and other insects are to be captured and released back to the wild.  When I find a spider in the house, I put a cup over it and then capture it and put it outside.

Sometimes, it can be tricky to capture an insect.  They can be fast and evasive.  Yesterday, there was a rather large spider in the living room and it didn’t wish to be caught, even though, it was ready to get outside again.  Rather than struggle with it, I asked the angels for help.  Before you know it, the spider presented itself again and was easy enough to catch and release.  Thank you, Angels!

One of the most common causes of difficulty in our lives is that folks struggle with going at it alone.  So often, people don’t believe there is Divine Assistance so they’re not open to receiving any and then they get their wish – to do it themselves.

I’ve realized there’s no benefit to doing it themselves.  None at all.  Suffering isn’t beneficial in anyway whatsoever.  Struggling on your own is, in fact, wasteful.  All of heaven will help us when we’re willing to choose Love and to be of service to the Light.

When we think we’re on our own, then life seems to be against us.  When we’re willing to recognize that we’ve got God and the angels to support us, then life is much easier.  

We do have to be willing to accept Divine Assistance in order to experience it.  Once we get the hang of it, life improves considerably!

Are you going at it alone?  Would you ask the angels to help you without telling them how to help you?

Please share your experiences and let me know your experiences of asking for assistance and receiving it.  

One thing to note is that some folks are attached to the idea that they are so unworthy that God has abandoned them and they’ll only allow more of that experience of feeling left out.  If you feel that’s your story, then please, give the story and all your belief in it to Spirit for healing.  Invite the angels to show you that you are loved and supported and they surely will.  Then, your challenge is to be receptive.

Let’s open to receive Divine Assistance now. We’re entitled to miracles and now is the time to experience them!

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Just Say Yes!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Today is the last day of our Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and I am so grateful that I said yes to following my guidance.  I am so grateful that even though, when I first decided to start offering counseling training, I didn’t know how it would unfold, I did it anyway because I felt guided.

It used to be that following my guidance took a lot of courage, because I had to trust that I could listen and follow well enough to not let anyone down.  Now, that’s not a concern anymore.

I’ve learned to trust that all will go well and my trust is now a faith and a knowing that all will go well even if it doesn’t go the way I thought it would go.  If it doesn’t go the way I thought it would go, it’s because our good is in a different direction than I initially thought, and that’s okay.

Sometimes, we would say, ‘no,’ if we knew where Spirit was leading us and so God gives us a bait and switch.  We think that we’re going to do something for one reason and then it turns out that we’ve been sent to do a totally different thing.  If we’re attached to our original plan then there’s a problem, but if we’re willing to go with the flow, we discover new expansion, miracles, and breakthroughs.

Saying, “Yes,” to Spirit takes courage when we don’t have faith.

Practicing saying, “Yes,” builds our trust and uncovers our faith.

With faith, all things are possible.

What have you been resisting because you don’t trust?

Would you be willing to say, “Yes,” now and let the trust appear?

We learn to say, “Yes,” and to allow and then Spirit shows us how.

Listening to people share over the last few days, and share how much they love the Spiritual Counseling Intensive and how much healing they’ve had and even that they wish they could stay longer and keep going, one week is not enough, that just fills my heart because it reaffirms the benefits of saying, “Yes,” even when you have no clue HOW it could ever unfold.

Spirit knows the way and we’ll find it when we’re truly willing!

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Limitations

Friday, October 20th, 2017

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!

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A Healing Choice

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Simple practices bring tremendous healing, and much more quickly than we might imagine.  When I bring my attention fully into the present, into the now moment, then I can see that each and every moment contains a clear choice. The choice is always between Unity/Oneness/Love and separation. For a long time I wasn’t able to see the choice as clearly as I do now. This clarity has made a difference in my life.  As I keep my commitment to being mindful of the ever-present choice for Love, it’s possible for me to choose love more often. As I am mindful of the choices I make, I am also mindful of their outcomes.

Now that I am more mindful, if I choose fear, anger or some other form of suffering I can see that it was my choice. Right there in that moment of awareness is another opportunity to choose Love and forgive myself by releasing any judgment I might have about myself for not choosing Love a moment ago.  This is a living practice of Self-forgiveness.  It has been profoundly healing for me.  It’s helped me to realize all my mistakes can bring me great benefit when I practice Self-Love in the form of Self-forgiveness.

I witness that love has an intelligence all of its own. This makes every moment of my life a work of art.

In their book EMBRACING THE BELOVED: Relationship as a Path of Awakening, Stephen & Ondrea Levine write, “Those who suppress the ego instead of just letting it recede into the heart make the same merciless error in judgment as those who, attempting to cure serious illness, believe they must ‘filter out all negative thoughts’ in order to be healed … They do not recognize that what leaves the ‘negative residue’ is not the thought, no matter how dark or fearful, but the negative reaction (holding), as opposed to the healing response (letting go), to that moment. That a ‘positive’ thought grasped is less healing than a ‘negative’ one met with mercy.”

Today I make a deepen my commitment to be mindful as part of my daily spiritual practice. I meet any dark and fearful thoughts with mercy. In this way my daily practice of being aware of self-forgiveness and self-compassion opportunities is healing and I share the benefit with all beings because I am one with them. My choice is a healing choice!

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Guilt

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A Course in Miracles tells us that increasing a sense of guilt is what our special Love relationships are all about.  It tells us that our special Love relationships are relationships that are actually backwards.  Instead of unconditional Love there’s co-dependency, which is conditional Love.  This kind of relationship only increases our suffering because we become so attached to the other person validating us.

In the special Love relationship we are attracted to the person who affirms our false identity.  That’s not Love.  It’s a poor substitute.

In our special relationships we begin by being so glad and excited that someone is affirming our specialness, but we know that if someone’s not seeing our true identity they aren’t loving our true self, only the false self.  Deep down we know it’s a poor arrangement.

If we don’t show our true self how can someone ever really love us?

If we present a false self in our relationships – one that we think is more likable than our true self, and if we hide how we feel, so people don’t ever know what’s going on with us, won’t we actually be preventing others from loving us?

The shift happens when we love ourselves.

I was sharing about this in my radio show yesterday:  In the false, fake, special relationship, our upset is a display to manipulate others into feeling guilty for having upset us.  Is it Love if we’re manipulating someone to do what we’d like?

Do you wish to be in a relationship with someone who blames their upset on you and then tries to make you feel guilty for it?

The way out of this pain is to take responsibility for our upsets.  It helps to be able to be transparent about how we feel and to not blame anyone.

There’s such a great reward when we can let people Love us.  It’s one of the reasons why we love dogs so much.  We allow them to love us, and it makes them so happy!

When we allow others to love us there’s a healing that happens for everyone because Love is our healer!

Joining with others is part of why I love being a spiritual counselor and why I love training spiritual counselors and empowering them.  (Please consider working with one of the spiritual counselors I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis – look here:  http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/)

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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Feeling Our Freedom

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

It can seem as though our feelings will overwhelm us and that we could actually die from feeling our feelings when there’s a lot of hurt, anger, fear, and pain. And sometimes, people do seem to get stuck in a feeling.

An alternative to feeling our feelings is denial.  Another alternative is to deaden ourselves with self-medication.

Self-medication is for the purpose of helping us to avoid feeling our feelings. Self-medication is self-sabotage, which is for the purpose of slowing down our spiritual growth to a more manageable pace.

I can recall feeling sad and sorry for myself and keeping that going for a long time.

I can remember feeling angry and resentful and feeding that fire for a long time.

I’ve felt confused and frightened and struggled with that feeling for years.

Most of us have fallen into these traps of feelings – however, it’s not those feelings that put us in the black hole stuck in an unpleasant feeling – it’s our thoughts and beliefs.

First comes your belief.
Your beliefs magnetize into your awareness thoughts that are congruent with that belief.
When you start thinking those thoughts that are congruent with your belief, you’ll have a chance to really examine the belief and discover the pain and suffering it inevitably causes to believe it.

What’s the alternative?
Truth.
Truth is liberation from suffering.

When you don’t allow yourself to feel your feelings, you get stuck in the thoughts without getting enough insight and Clarity to move through it and see the lack of value in the thought.

Feel your feelings.
Discover what you’re actually thinking.
You’ll realize what it is you truly believe.
Trade it for the Truth.

Your Higher Holy Spirit Self knows the way out of suffering if you’re willing to follow. It requires giving up your. judgments, opinions, and habits of self-medicating. That is the cost of Freedom.

To have Freedom, we have to give up our suffering. Are you willing?

Who will we be if we suffered no more?  Do we need to suffer because we feel that it’s part of our identity?

How would we invest our precious energy if everything in our life felt good?

When we know the answer to these questions, we’re a lot closer to our Freedom!

Fortunately, when we’re willing, the means will appear.  When we’re willing to have courage to look within, the moment arrives.  Our feelings point the way to our awakening.  In truth, we’re so blessed.  Thank God we can learn to receive our blessings!

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Humility

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

What is the Kingdom of Heaven?  It’s knowing our true identity is perfect, and that we’re part of God, not separate.

The Kingdom of Heaven is within. If we’re looking to find it somewhere outside of our own heart, then we’re delaying finding it. Many people are still seeking outside of themselves, thinking that what they deeply want, need, and desire is somewhere in the world.  In my experience, we’ll all move past the needing, wanting, and craving of the world and into the place of the one and only desire to know the truth that is our liberation.

If we’re looking in the world for the answer, we may be deluded into thinking that if we look long and hard enough, we might find it. If we work hard enough, they will be able to manifest it or attract it. If we’re lucky, someone will give it to us. All of that seeking is illusion. The Kingdom is within, to look elsewhere is to go on a fool’s errand. Deep down, we all know this. That’s why so many despair. They are afraid to look within.  Let’s have the courage.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

Why would someone be afraid to look for the Kingdom in the one and only place it can be found?  Well, if we’re thinking of ourselves as not good enough, if we’re thinking that inside of is is something ugly and unworthy, if we feel we’re filled to the brim with guilt, blame, and shame – then we probably won’t feel excited about looking within. Instead, we’ll fear what we might find, and we’ll avoid it.

In which case, we may feel it’s better not to look within and simply continue to seek in vain. This can convince us that the suffering of not finding is less than the suffering of discovering just how ugly our own heart is. This is the thought that keeps so many from discovering the fulfilling richness of the Kingdom.

The Kingdom is pre-installed and fully equipped. We can find the courage to look within. And in the process, we can develop true humility. It takes true humility to be willing to venture, going forth in faith, to discover that the Kingdom is within our own heart. If we do not love ourselves, or if we have the false-love of the ego, then we’ll remain unwilling to look within.

For spiritual healing and awakening, humility is required. We must be willing to realize that we are no better than and no less than anyone else. Just as there isn’t one facet of the diamond that is more worthy than another, all are worthy. All are lovable.

If we judge ourselves as better than or less than, we’ll delay feeling worthy of our true identity and we’ll continue to seek outside ourselves in vain. On the road to the Kingdom, we have an infinite number of opportunities to develop true humility.  We can begin today, or we can delay.  Ultimately, we’ll decide for humility.

We can reach the Kingdom through the sweet practice of prayer and contemplation and develop true humility that way. Or we can go through the pain and suffering of humiliation to find our way to true humility. It’s up to us what we choose.

You are worthy of your divinity.  We all are worthy of our divinity.  In the willingness to accept this simple truth is our humility, which opens the door to the Kingdom of Heaven within.

Today, let’s seek the Kingdom, which is within, and all else will most definitely be added unto us.

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Lessons of the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

One of the most helpful parts of A Course in Miracles is the lessons of the Holy Spirit and I’m finally going to share about that section today on my radio show.

While ACIM is so cryptic for so many, it really does have the BEST daily advice for us in letting go of pain and suffering.  We’re designed to experience miracles and to live a miraculous life.  I’d like to help everyone, including myself, to live a more miraculous life and to feel the power of Spirit in our day to day experience.  So much is possible for us.

Tomorrow is the start of my last Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp of the year – and I’m just thrilled with some of the extra support I’m going to be offering to bring on your breakthrough.

It’s hard to believe that your willingness is all that’s required until you actually prove it.  The lessons of the Holy Spirit are so helpful – let’s all get on board and ride these lessons of Love all the way home!

Today, I choose the miracle in my mind!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Lessons of the Holy Spirit

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com. 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!

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Activating Abundance

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class, I talk about having an awareness of your spiritual budget.  I have found this really helpful to me in shifting my mind and experiencing more happiness.  It also has had an affect on my Abundance and Prosperity.

There was a time in my life when I was deficit spending in my finances and there was also a time I was deficit spending in terms of my happiness.

What I realized was that the way to shift things, and to do it quickly, is to increase the positive and decreass the negative – work it from both sides.

Many people think that the answer to debt is simply to earn more money or to cut expenses.  What I’ve definitely proven is that shifting my mind from a focus on lack and limitation to a focus on gratitude and Love was the most effective change for me to activate my Abundance.

I’ve learned that doing my forgiveness work, and really looking deeply at the root causes of my resentments and regrets, while doing the self-forgiveness healing work, has FAR MORE to activate and increase the flow of Prosperity in my life than just earning more money or cutting expenses ever did.

I had the experience of running up a lot of debt and carrying it for a number of years – and then through my active spiritual practice, I attracted opportunities to earn much more money and I quickly paid off much of my debt – only to have it return.  I found myself with even more debt.

This taught me that the answer wasn’t in the world – I learned it for REAL and so that led to my gratitude.  I prayed for the answer and it came in the form of Clarity, insight and Divine Guidance.  

I did the deep forgiveness work – starting with myself, then forgiving others, and then I was led out of the wilderness of my debt.

I had avoided looking within because I was afraid of what I’d see.  I preferred to blame others for my problems.  Through my practice of prayer, I finally became willing to develop a greater spiritual maturity and I found myself truly desiring to forgive EVERYTHING.

I began to get on a roll and build some real momentum.  And that’s what my classes are about now.  I like creating a safe space, with lots of support, where those who are willing can work in group and develop the inner fortitude to do the deep healing work and build the momentum of growing from breakthrough to breakthrough, and from glory to greater glory.

I feel so blessed now to support those who would like to do as I’ve done.  Together we dive deep and fly high – on an ever-increasing upward spiral of God’s omnipresent goodness.  I feel so blessed.

I know for a fact that forgiveness leads to all kinds of good, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship, and financial healing – and so much more.  That’s why this work is never boring or tiresome.  It’s actually AMAZING because it’s always about returning to the unprecedented.

So much healing is available to us when we stop blocking the flow with regrets and resentments.  The other day, I did a free class called Dissolving the Blocks to Success and you can get that free download right now.  It’s an intro to some of the principles in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class, which starts on Wednesday, October 4.

Together, we’re activating our Abundance – we’re going for it!

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Faith and Trust

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Peace in the world OUT THERE depends upon our choosing Peace in our heart right now. In order to succeed at choosing Peace we place our trust in the Divine. Trust is a demonstration of our willingness to put aside our painful past and create a new, loving experience right now, regardless of how it looks.

Trust in Love always leads us to faith in Spirit. Faith and willingness bring  miraculous demonstrations.  Miracles are “for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.”

No matter what religion you’ve been raised in, we’ve all been raised, in so many ways, NOT to trust, not to have faith. For most, our culture has raised us to be skeptical and suspicious.

How many times has each one of us felt betrayed? How often have the leaders of anything and everything asked for our trust and then betrayed it?

In this world, folks who do have faith and trust are sometimes considered naïve and foolish – stupid even.  I’ve certainly witnessed many times when people think that of me – even people who know me well and who’ve seen the miracles in my life transpire.

When you’ve felt betrayed, ask yourself, “In what did I place my trust and faith in?”

Did you place your trust in Spirit or ego? Faith and trust in the Divine is a completely different thing from faith and trust in people and corporations.  When someone is identified with ego, they’re not entirely trustworthy because ego never is.  We must place our faith and trust in the unseen in order to strengthen our mind and rise above the battle ground.

We must decide that we are profoundly interested in being faith-full. Remember, it is done unto us as we believe not as we hope. Invest yourself in faith through trusting in Spirit each day.  Faith is an investment in the Divine revealing itself in what’s happening now. Hope is a future possibility.

Look in your heart and find a place where there’s doubt.  Now, be willing to place your trust in Spirit’s ability to bring forth a healing.  Have trust to cultivate faith.  It works!   And Faith is worth all the effort!

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Spiritual Integrity

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

One of the secrets to a fulfilling life is to review daily exactly where my commitments lie. I speak not of appointments, but to principles, to the guiding purpose of my life. My primary commitment is to God, to Love itself. To be it and see it as the most important commitment in my life, day in and day out.  This commitment is part of my spiritual integrity.

Sometimes, people are committed to being kind and loving with others, but not themselves. I’m committed to taking good care of myself, but sometimes, I push myself too much and have to be reminded to be more attentive to my body’s needs for rest and Self-Love.  I don’t ever chastise myself about anything.  Self-care doesn’t include punishment as motivation.  This is part of my spiritual integrity.

Sometimes, I let my commitment to myself be forgotten in my commitment to being loving with others.  Sometimes, it feels more interesting to help others than to help myself.  I’m learning to be aware of my choices, their motivations, and how things feel.  Does it feel good to put my self on the back burner?  No, it doesn’t!  That’s why I have a commitment to self-care.

There are people who suffer from the interpretation they make of it when others don’t keep their commitments to them.  Often, it seems as though they haven’t made a commitment to themselves and their world is reflecting that. And that’s what hurts, that mirror of lack of self-care.  Here’s where having a strong sense of spiritual integrity helps us.  If we are able to see our reflection on the person who is our mirror, that helps.  It doesn’t make sense to blame the mirror for our upset.  Having this awareness, we can actually deal with the REAL issue and move through it more quickly.  That’s self-loving.

When I lived in Los Angeles, my apartment building got a new manager who said that if the owner asked her to do something that she felt was unkind to a tenant, she’d have to do it because that was her job. Her commitment was to the owner, rather than kindness.  Her commitment was to fear of losing her job.  Where’s the integrity in that?  It’s missing.  Working without integrity can feel like it’s robbing us of our dignity.  How many times a day do we see those kinds of choices in peoples’ commitments?  What’s the effect?

Do we get angry with people who forget to be kind or don’t value kindness and generosity?  What’s the thought behind that anger?  Might it be our own sense of unworthiness?  Who among us has not had this lapse in judgment? Shall we throw the first stone? Or will choose to have a commitment to compassion and maintain our spiritual integrity?

Sometimes, folks are committed to service, but their commitment collapses if they don’t feel like it when the time comes to perform the service. In a world where there are so many wonderful things to do, I choose to commit to doing less of them so that I have more time to just be wonderful unto myself and my loved ones.  I find it a challenging commitment to keep and I see the price I pay for not keeping my agreements. I need to keep my commitments because the quality of my life reflects the integrity of my commitments.

Today, I ask myself, what am I REALLY committed to? I make a list of my deep commitments and of the commitments that I waiver on. Without judging myself, I make a new commitment and put it in writing. Today, through my commitments, I align my life with my Spirit in the purest sense. In doing so, I profoundly move the world in a direction of integrity and the Peace that comes with it.

Spiritual integrity can be a loving compass, if I choose to practice with non-judgment.

We’re waking up together and I’m so grateful for that! If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Having A Spiritual Profession

Monday, September 18th, 2017

I’ve known so many people over the years who have had such a strong desire to earn a living sharing their passion for spirituality and some of them have actually followed their heart and done what they felt called to do, but many have not.  They’re playing small and they know it.  It hurts.

When I first started in Ministerial School, in our very first gathering, a weekend retreat, we were told that the majority of the people who were in our program would *probably never follow through and have a profession as a minister.

It made sense to me.  Feelings of unworthiness stop so many people, it’s crazy!  It is true insanity for any of us to believe that we’re unworthy of following our calling.  Honestly, it doesn’t actually make sense.

Think about it.  As an example, let’s imagine that you have the talent and the ability to be an amazing dancer.  What if you felt unworthy of dancing, so you just never did any dancing.  Or you only danced by yourself and never with other people.  You see what I mean?

We are already imbued with everything we need to live our calling, whatever it is.

Every profession can be a spiritual profession, if we look at it correctly.

Yesterday, I got a flat tire.  It was a bit of an ordeal, because I was out in the boondocks of Vermont, where cell reception is pretty iffy.  Eventually, I got together with the service guy, Marcus, from AAA, (automobile association) to put my spare tire on.  He did a great job, and he was my hero.

My experience wasn’t a powerful spiritual experience, but Marcus was great, and he was kind and helpful.  If he were a spiritual student, he could have brought that to our connection, and if I were feeling upset or challenged, it could have been a real help to me.

In other words, any profession can be a spiritual one if we approach it that way.

TODAY, I start a series of 11 free Living A Course in Miracles classes on Having A Spiritual Career and I’m excited to share with you!

If you haven’t already registered, please take a moment now so that you can get all these beautiful free classes with me, Cindy Lora Renard, David Fishman, Tama Kieves, and Maria Felipe.  What a blessing!

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Outliers

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

I’m a big fan of writer Malcolm Gladwell. And one of my favorite of his books is Outliers: The Story of Success. I highly recommend this book to all spiritual seekers and here’s why: In Outliers, Gladwell tells us how it is that some people can be so completely OFF THE CHARTS successful. Gladwell is an investigative reporter tackling the subject of what makes some people so much more successful than others, and some of the key things he discovers really struck me.

One of the main contributions to people’s success is that they have a really STRONG PASSION for their chosen field. They LOVE it. They would do it for free. And, in their passionate pursuit, in their hunger and thirst for engaging in whatever their passion is, they put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. At least TEN THOUSAND HOURS of practice.

What I realized when I first read Malcolm’s book is: I did that. In passionate search for understanding my Divinity and connecting clearly to the Oneness of all life and knowing God with my whole heart, I put in at least TEN THOUSAND HOURS of practice. In doing so, I reached a tipping point. In forgiving and forgiving and forgiving, and doing all of the spiritual practices that I’ve been guided to do (mostly by Spirit, but also by some teachers in the visible world as well), I finally cleared away enough of the blocks to have a clear connection and maintain it.

When I started this practice, I didn’t think I could get to where I am in this lifetime.  I didn’t think it was even remotely possible. I share this because I’d like to encourage YOU to aspire to something beyond what you even think is attainable. And I am here to support you if that’s what you’d like to do. That’s why I take time to write this blog and record the prayers every day. This is my passion!

What do you need to get to your tipping point?

It takes willingness.

It takes a hunger and a thirst for BEING the Love in your life. You must be willing to recognize that YOU are the Love of your life. Underneath everything you think you are, but you’re actually not, is the Purity of God’s Love – true perfection.  Are you willing to let all belief in unworthiness go? If you are, all else will be added unto you. How cool is that?

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Live Your Purpose!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

I’ve had so many people ask me to help them figure out what their true life purpose is. I get it. Many feel bereft, and adrift, sad and lost without having a clear understanding about their purpose in life.  My own sense of purpose is so strong and clear – it guides me every day in the most wonderful ways.

If you’re wondering what your true life purpose is, look no further.  I am happy to tell you that I not only have a clue, I’m sure I’ve got it right.

I have come to see that because we’re all One, we all share the same purpose:

To love and to be loved.

Allowing others to love us is just as important as being loving.

A Course in Miracles tells us,  “God’s teachers appear to be many, for that is what is the world’s need. Yet being joined in one purpose, and one they share with God, how could they be separate from each other?”  M-12.2.

One life, One mind, One purpose.  It makes sense even to the ego.

In being Love and receiving love, we are fulfilling our purpose to BE the Light of the world.  Love IS the Light.

When we focus on being loving and allowing Love in, then our purpose is clear and we’re living it.  Once we settle into that, then, often specifics of actions to take will often be revealed.

I am a minister and a teacher in my career, my vocation.
I have a spiritual calling to do the work that I do.

My work is not my purpose.

My purpose is to love and be loved.  I can fulfill my purpose whether I’m working or not.  Isn’t that wonderful?  I rejoice in that!

I encourage you to try this purpose on for size and see how different your life is when you know your purpose and you live it.  Everything lights up with Love!

Do you feel called to be of service?

You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive this October, you can learn more about it by clicking here.

If you feel deeply unworthy of your calling, you might consider coming a few days early and also doing my Forgive & Be Free Retreat, and that’s why I have a discount for attending both.

I can give you an extended payment plan, if you need it.  If you’re willing to decide to do this work with me, I’ll do everything I can to support you in allowing it to unfold.

If the timing isn’t good for you now, I’ll probably offer an Intensive Training again in April of next year – AND you can still answer the call and make that decision now.

You are a gift to this world.
You are a treasure.
The Kingdom is pre-installed and only requires our willingness to activate!

Together we fulfill our purpose.

I love you and you receive it, and then both of our purposes are fulfilled.  When you love me also, then we have a full circle blessing!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is Living Your Purpose.

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com. 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!

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Living A Course in Miracles 13

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Today, we’re announcing the 13th of our Living A Course in Miracles series!  WOW!

I remember when I first got the idea for Living A Course in Miracles as a class series.  I was sitting in meditation when the whole concept, came to me as a fully orbed idea, placed in my awareness by the Infinite.  I could feel the power of it and I wished to be a part of it.

At the time, I had no idea how it could ever come into being, but I decided to start working on it and it became like a puzzle we were putting together one piece at a time.

The first time I  did the Living A Course in Miracles series, it cost me personally about $35,000 that I absolutely didn’t have.  I was in debt already and I decided to go even deeper into debt and follow my intuition.  It was a complete leap of faith for me.  I knew I was making the right decision.

As it turned out, because we were selling the downloads and CD’s back then, we were able to recoup all but about $5,000 through the sales.

Even bigger than the financial investment, the time and energy investment was extraordinary.  I had a few months where I worked tirelessly putting all the pieces together.  It took so much work to do the first Living A Course in Miracles series – I worked 60 hours a week for months.  So many late nights!

At the time, I said, it’s a good thing that when I said yes to Spirit’s idea, I had no idea how much work would be involved because had I even a clue, I would have hesitated and maybe even said no.  A lot of things are like that.

Spirit shows us the vision of something beautiful and that inspires us to make the leap.  If we knew ahead of time what we’d have to do and heal, and agree to in order to fulfill the vision, we might just say, “Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll play it safe.”

It was totally worth it. I’m grateful and glad I said yes!

Putting on Living A Course in Miracles is still a lot of work.  I’m truly grateful that now we can offer all the downloads of the classes, audio and transcript for free to people in over 100 countries!  We can do that because of all of the people who contribute to make it possible.  Thank you!

Today, we’re announcing a new series – all free for you!

Having A Spiritual Career

Taking Spirit to Work

I talked about the topic on my radio show last week.  I feel that Spirit is truly leading us and guiding us to live the Love more fully.  Now is the time for us to step up our game!

Please take a look at the wonderful offering we’ve prepared for you and accept it as our gift!

Please click here to learn more now!

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High Watch

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Like many people, I woke up yesterday morning with an alert on my phone that an 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City.  Like a lot of people, my first thought was, “What’s happening?  Disasters are breaking out all over.”

Things have been very intense for the past year, on many levels, and it seems to be intensifying.  This is why it’s so important for us to keep Peace in our minds and hold the high watch, a Divine Vision of Peace & Harmony.

I’m holding the high watch for loved ones in Florida as hurricane Irma is getting closer.  I have friends there, and my father and step mom are there, riding the storm out.

It’s a difficult situation.  Many Florida residents, like my dad, are elderly.  My dad is 80 now.  I can understand that for folks at that age, setting off to evacuate, in a long arduous caravan of cars for hundreds of miles and waiting in gas lines for hours, et cetera, would be more taxing than staying and going through the storm.  It’s not an easy situation.

For many years, I’ve trained myself not to worry.  Worry is the negative use of my imagination.  My mind is the Mind of God, and if I hold a worried, fearful and negative thought in my mind, I’m giving it my power and I don’t wish to do that anymore.  I choose to hold the high watch of loving thoughts.

So, while I do wish my folks had evacuated, they chose not to; and so now, it’s my job to know that all is well where they are and that everything that transpires if for the highest good of all.

I know that all who are affected by these multiple disasters, all over the world, are blessed by their experiences.  I hold firmly in my mind that all are blessed.

I may not understand how everything works together for the good of all, many times, it seems impossible to understand from our point of view, unable to see through all of time and space.

I do know Divine Grace is at work in all moments.

I absolutely know that the angels guide and protect us all of the time and when we ask for assistance we receive it, although it may not be in the way we think is best.

I have faith that we are profoundly loved by all of life, even by a hurricane, a flood, a fire, or an earthquake.  I open my mind to see beyond time and space and to see the blessings in each moment.

I once was very blessed, for a precious few minutes, to have the great gift of seeing beyond time and space into the eternal.  In those minutes, I knew completely and most assuredly that everything is perfect, and everything is beautiful and all is Love, all is loved.  It was so clear to me and so real to me, it changed me.  It only lasted for a few minutes, but it was crystal clear.

We’re training our minds only to choose the loving thoughts and to let all worry go.  We’re doing it.  It’s happening now.

We bless all beings on this sweet earth and know that all are loved equally and fully by our Creator.  Life loves us.  We keep our attention on that which we desire to know and to see and we let all worry fade into the nothingness from which it arose.

We hold the high watch. We pray for those who appear to be in harm’s way to be protected and blessed.  We pray for those who are suffering to be at Peace now.   We hold the perfect vision of Love in our hearts and in our minds.  We know that all are blessed, always.

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Acceptance

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Acceptance of what is can bring us Peace, but not if we hold in our mind that acceptance is somehow a giving up.

We accept that what is going on, is happening.
We accept that what happened, happened.
We accept that things are as they are.

And then, we * energize our intentions in order to bring a shift.

A Course in Miracles tells us,
“ … seek not to change the world,
but choose to change your mind about the world.”

For instance, let’s say your house just became flooded and effectively destroyed.  Your workplace has also been destroyed, and so, you no longer have a job, but you still have a family to feed and take care of.  You might find this intensely upsetting.  You might not like it at all.  You might not wish to accept it.  If you’re not able to accept what is happening, you’ll have a hard time moving to the place of healing.  Acceptance comes first.

I’ve heard a number of people say things like: “what will be, will be.”  Que sera sera.

That goes against what I’ve learned about this world.
This world is a project of our mind, gently planned, by One whose only purpose is our good.

In this world, we make choices of how to think and feel about things and our thoughts and beliefs become our experiences.  Our beliefs are like a magnet in our mind that attracts the thoughts that we might choose to think.  Our thoughts then become like molds that form our experiences.  We can break the mold and have a new experience.  We can choose a new thought.  We can relinquish the beliefs that don’t serve and energize the truth that sets us free.

“True learning is constant, and so vital in its power for change that a Son of God can recognize his power in one instant and change the world in the next.  That is because, by changing his mind, he has changed the most powerful device that was ever given him for change.”  ACIM T-7.V.7.

We are not victims of circumstance.
We can change our mind.
We can choose our thoughts.

It’s so valuable to us that we have the ability to change our mind, and that we have the ability to choose what we’ll energize.  We can choose to serve God or ego.

What will be, will be; unless we change our mind about it.
Let’s choose to change our mind about the world.

Let’s take dominion over our minds and continuously energize the highest and best for all and a world that works lovingly for everyone.

Let us not just stand back and become voyeurs in this world.  We are the dreamers of this dream.  Let’s not abdicate our response-ability.  Let’s actively energize that more Peace, more Love, and more Joy are happening now.

We pray to accept the things we cannot change and to Love what is even if we don’t like it.

Acceptance is a starting point to our empowerment!

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Full Moon Freedom

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Yesterday, we had a full moon.  Full moon is ALL about harvesting and releasing.  From what I can see, right now, in many parts of this world, people are releasing A LOT.  We’re releasing on all levels, physically, emotionally, and mentally – as well as, karmically.

If you’ve been noticing that you’ve been holding onto old stuff, it’s been coming up for healing, and the pain is pushing you, then please know it’s not that something’s wrong with you – it’s the way things are when we’re actively praying for healing, but still resisting.

Total surrender really is the way to go.  We’re all going to surrender every last opinion, judgment, regret, resentment, jealousy, hurt, worry, doubt, shame, and blame eventually, so why not let it all go now?

Instead of hanging onto all that stuff, we can look for ways to be helpful.  It’s a lot more rewarding, fun and fruitful to be of service to ourselves and others.

It’s very important for all of us to know now that acting out of resentment, playing mind games, pretending, and living in denial – we’ve all done so much of it, we’ve learned all we can.  So, until we let it go, it’s just going to get more and more difficult.

No kidding.  We’re living in the time of instant karma.  We’ve asked for assistance to let go of all the things we hurt ourselves with.  The intensity of density that people are feeling is the constant reminder to choose Heaven instead.  It might feel really hard, but it’s actually so simple – but it does require a leap of faith. And that’s not something the ego will ever agree to, so you align with Spirit, make the leap and remember to laugh.  Remember, we’re all going to surrender every last opinion, judgment, regret, resentment, jealousy, hurt, worry, doubt, shame, and blame eventually, so why not let it all go now? Why wait?

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held and carried in our spiritual awakening.  Of course, if you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shift and change, you may still be feeling an intense amount of pressure to give up what no longer serves.  What we don’t surrender with grace, sometimes gets taken from us.

Whether we like it or not, there’s no way around it, now is the time for us to give up what doesn’t serve and to get with the awakening program.  If we’re not actively, gratefully accepting it, it will feel like pressure, pushing and prodding us.  Fortunately, the blocks to Love don’t help us, so we can immediately begin to feel so much tangible benefit when we release them to Spirit for lifting and shifting.
If you’re feeling called to release things in the world of form, remember, the main thing we have to do is release the attachment to people, places, and things.  Once we release the attachment then things can naturally align in the most loving way.

This full moon is a powerful alignment that supports our goal of awakening.  Enjoy the energy boosts and make plans to do extra spiritual practice today!

I thought I’d share with you a really simple and, for me, powerful and healing ceremony you can do on your own or with friends. Do it today or tomorrow while we’re still in this full moon energy.

The end of summer, where I am, is the perfect time to do a Full Moon Wisdom Harvest.  Full moon represents the time to harvest the learning we’ve had and be grateful for it.  We can also harvest the learning we’ve rejected.  Anything we’ve been holding in resentment, regret, hurt, blame, or shame can be brought to a harvest of the learning through our willingness.  It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift that turns the tide of upset is to be grateful for things as they are.  Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel and know more clearly the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives.

Now is the time of Harvest!  When we’re actively harvesting the learning from our experiences then we don’t have to repeat them!  It’s just like when we learn how to do anything, we don’t have to keep repeating it once you get it.  When we keep having the same repeat experiences then it’s a sure sign we’re rejecting the learning and believing that the meaning we’ve made of things – our interpretations – are correct.  If we’re still upset about something that happened, we’re not correct.  The upset is the Divine Alarm Clock going off to let us know that our thinking is incorrect and can be corrected.  It’s that old, “would you rather be right or happy?”  It’s your life, you choose.

Full moon is also for releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves. To me, it’s about purification. It’s about celebrating that I can let go of the burdens, the negative patterns and suffering of the past.

Full moon is also a fun time to have a ceremony.  

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes!  Today or tomorrow, gather loved ones, friends and family to make it a Harvest & Release celebration!

I always begin with being clear about why I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to release what doesn’t serve me.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write out what no longer serves and is being released. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally.  No pressure on that.  Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written in – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – release it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace, or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and Clarity, Purity, and Joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling is.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing!  May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

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Having A Spiritual Career

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Many of the people I talk with who’ve taken my Spiritual Counseling Intensive Training, or who are considering it, have told me the same thing:  they feel called.

They feel called to share their passion for spiritual growth and development.

And they feel called to go deeper.

Here’s something you might not know:

I had 2 years of classes just preparing to enter the training to become a Spiritual Practitioner at Agape;

I had 2 years of training to become a Practitioner (which is a spiritual counselor);

And then, I had 5 more years of training until I finished my ministerial studies.

I had 9 years of training – and none of that training included some of the most helpful components of the program I offer in my Intensive one-week training for counselors.

What I learned in those 9 years taught me a lot.  And, I learned EVEN MORE in the years after my Spiritual Practitioner training was done and I became a licensed counselor.

Over the last 17 years, I’ve talked with many ministers, spiritual teachers, yoga teachers, therapists, healing professionals, and teachers of all kinds.

One of the most important and valuable things that I’ve learned is that those who wish to be a spiritual teacher of any kind, those who are committed to being truly helpful, will find that the active practice of counseling people, talking with them, and sitting with them, holding the space, holding the “high watch” of Love for them, will deepen their own understanding of God, the nature of the Universe, and the power of thought …

    … far beyond anything they ever could have learned any other way.

When sitting with clients, holding that space of Love, YOU will also have a healing.

When sitting with clients, even in a practice session, YOU will deepen your understanding of spiritual law and how it works in this world.  Which makes your life MUCH easier.

And this is WHY people feel so strongly called to do this work – because they are deeply healed in the process of doing it.

I’ve certainly seen this in myself.

Let me just tell you, I’ve worked with many ministers and healing practitioners, teachers, coaches and counselors who secretly, in many ways, didn’t like being around other people.

That’s right!  It’s true!

It sounds crazy, but it’s SO common.

I felt the same way.

When I went into the Practitioner Training at Agape, I had ZERO interest in counseling anyone, EVER.  The thought of sitting with people and listening to their problems made me want to turn away and walk away.  I had an aversion to the very idea of counseling people.

But I felt called.

I had an aversion to my calling!

I didn’t want to listen to people’s problems and complaints.
I didn’t even want to spend time with people who had problems.
and
I felt inadequate to help people with their challenges when I had so many issues myself!  Good Lord!  How could I help anyone when I was so messed up?

I didn’t know the answer to that question – but Spirit did – and THANK GOD I listened to Spirit.

What I’ve seen is that often the very best teachers and speakers are the ones who have had hundreds and thousands of one-on-one sessions with clients.

Have you ever listened to a spiritual teacher/speaker who was only recycling what they’d read in books and who really didn’t LIVE what they were talking about?  I have heard so many of them and I vowed not to be that.

Spirit teaches us through each moment of each session.  That’s the beauty of being the two or more who are gathered in the name and the nature of Love.

Michael Beckwith said to me, “God doesn’t call the qualified, God qualifies those who are called.”  I was willing to believe him.  He was right.  I saw it for myself and for those who have been participating in my program.  It’s miraculous.

Real people, real miracles.

We’re intended to live a miraculous life.
We’re designed to live a miraculous life.

Doing this work has been one of the reasons why I really understand A Course in Miracles and why it doesn’t feel cryptic or mysterious to me.  ACIM comes alive through the experience of sitting with clients.

For me, doing this work has profoundly taught me. The main thing I’ve learned is that it’s ALL pre-installed.  The Kingdom IS within.

We just have to be willing to answer the call and stop being reluctant and resistant.  Be willing to trust.  I know it’s not easy, believe me, I know so well it’s not easy.  Still, it is the one and only thing that will turn the tide.  You will be lifted and carried on that tide of Love if you ALLOW it.

Decide to do it.
Trust that you will be guided.
Allow it to unfold.

My strong intention is to support and inspire those who have the courage to answer the call.  I invite you to trust me and to be willing to know that the reluctance, the obstacles and the resistance will be undone and will fall away if you ALLOW it.

Earlier this year, someone in Masterful Living told me that they were going to come to my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive.  They said they didn’t know how they would ever be able to pay for it because things were so financially tight it was ridiculous.

But they were willing to hold a vision and to open their sense of worthiness.  They had the courage to be willing.  And guess what?  Someone actually offered to give them the gift and pay for, not just the Intensive, but also all the related travel expenses.  WOW!

A miracle is when we align with God in our mind.
We change our thinking and then, of course, our life changes.

It takes courage to hold a vision.
When you are holding a vision for your clients, you learn VERY WELL how to hold it for yourself, too.

Here’s how to HOLD a vision:

Decide to do it.
Trust that you will be guided.
Allow it to unfold.

The hardest part is to ALLOW it to unfold and not get in the way of Spirit.

And that’s where my support comes in – helping you to give up that resistance and reluctance, to hold the vision, to ALLOW what’s pre-installed to unfold and be revealed.

If you’re called, you know it.
If you’re willing to allow yourself to be led and guided, you will be.

Resisting, being reluctant, procrastinating, and delaying are painful.  I learned that lesson, too.  It was very painful for me.  I resisted for MANY years.

You’re the one who decides.
You’re the one you’re waiting for.

I can help you trust, and I can help you allow it to unfold, but you’re the one who decides.

Even if you have no idea HOW to let it unfold or what the next step is, please find the courage to have the willingness to decide to answer your call as fully as you can and then practice trust, practice allowing.

This is the way.  It works.  It starts with your decision.

If you’re interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive this October, you can learn more about it by clicking here.

If you feel deeply unworthy of your calling, you might consider coming a few days early and also doing my Forgive & Be Free Retreat, and that’s why I have a discount for attending both.

I can give you an extended payment plan, if you need it.  If you’re willing to decide, I’ll do everything I can to support you in allowing it to unfold.

If the timing isn’t good for you now, I’ll probably offer an Intensive Training in the spring of next year – AND you can still answer the call and make that decision now.

You are a gift to this world.
You are a treasure.
The Kingdom is pre-installed and only requires our willingness to activate!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Having A Spiritual Career.

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com. 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!

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God’s Will for You

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Sometimes, there’s a great deal of fear about what God’s Will for us might be.  We shrink back in terror that God is going to ask us to do something we don’t wish to do.

We mistakenly believe that we’re going to have to give up sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, and even things such as potato chips and watching movies.  Some people think you have to give up dancing.

Aligning with God’s Will doesn’t ever mean giving up something that’s valuable.  ACIM tells us, “All real
pleasure comes from doing God’s Will.”

We cannot see the Joy of being the happy learner, fully supported in life, while identified with the ego.  It’s not possible.  We have to be willing to change our point of view.  In order to see we have to be willing to be shown.

A Course in Miracles says it this way:

“Your distorted perceptions produce a dense cover over miracle impulses, making it hard for them to reach your own awareness.  The confusion of miracle impulses with physical impulses is a major perceptual distortion.  Physical impulses are misdirected miracle impulses.  All real pleasure comes from doing God’s Will.  This is because not doing it is a denial of Self.  Denial of Self results in illusions, while correction of the error brings release from it.”

It’s difficult to understand what God’s Will for us is when we fear it so much because of our false beliefs and distorted perceptions.

Today, let’s open our mind to the truth that sets us free.  Let’s truly understand that God’s Will for us is perfect Peace and continuous, unconditional Joy, and let’s decide to live there, even if we don’t yet know how it could ever happen.

Our decision and our willingness are the steps that begin the journey.  Let’s begin together today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is God’s Will for You.

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com. 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!

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Too Blessed to Be Stressed!

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Yesterday, I was flying from Phoenix to Maine, but only made it as far as Philadelphia.  First, my 7:30 a.m. flight was delayed until 11 a m.  I had to rebook my connecting flight from Philly to Portland.

Then, we sat on the tarmac a long time before takeoff.  Once we landed in Philadelphia, we sat on the tarmac again for a long time because everything was grounded due to the lighting and rainstorm happening all around us.

When I finally got off the plane, I found out that my flight to Maine, would have been long gone had it not been delayed.

There were no seats on the later flight and fortunately, because American Airlines had me delayed all day long, they put me up in a Hilton Hotel by the airport.  So glad it’s more upscale and nicer than some hotels I’ve been in.

It was a long day.  I got a lot done on my phone and laptop.  And, I was never really bothered by any of it.  I felt harmonious and peaceful the entire day – which started with the redcap at the airport accidentally charging me an extra $160 for my bags, and then telling me I’d have to call American Airlines for my refund.

It was a day of mishaps and yet, I felt so grateful at the end of the day because none of it really mattered and I’ll get there in the end.  I got to bless and be a blessing all day long.  I had an empty seat next to me.  I had the good sense to call American Airlines rather than wait in the light that had about 150 people in it.  I walked down to the ticket counter to ask about the hotel, rather than wait in a different line, and there was no one in line ahead of me when I got there!

And I’m grateful that my flight today is early, but not too early.

While certain things didn’t go as I had planned, there was a plan that God had.  Sometimes, I think these things happen just so I can see how unbotherable I am and where I still have attachments.

I feel way too blessed to be stressed.  All of life is blessing me and I wish to travel through my days being a blessing and receiving the blessings.  Blessings abound and I’d like to receive them all!

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Great Rays

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

As Lightworkers, we’re holding the high watch for ourselves and for all.  This is part of why we asked to incarnate at this time. “Holding the high watch” means that we’re actively energizing the highest and best is always unfolding at all times.  We are actively energizing that the spiritual qualities are active in our hearts and minds, in our lives and expressions in each and every moment.

What are the spiritual qualities?

Love
Peace
Joy
Freedom
Abundance
Wisdom
Clarity
Harmony
Purity
Prosperity
Wholeness
Compassion and more.

These spiritual omnipresent, omniactive energies that are our very nature.  A Course in Miracles calls them the, “Great Rays.”  In other mystical teachings, they are called “Sacred Rays,” or “Sacred Flames”.

Two of my favorite passages from A Course in Miracles refers to the Great Rays as our very nature:

“In many only the spark remains, for the Great Rays are obscured. Yet God has kept the spark alive so that the Rays can never be completely forgotten. If you but see the little spark you will learn of the greater light, for the Rays are there unseen. Perceiving the spark will heal, but knowing the light will create. Yet in the returning the little light must be acknowledged first, for the separation was a descent from magnitude to littleness. But the spark is still as pure as the Great Light, because it is the remaining call of creation. Put all your faith in it, and God Himself will answer you.”
T-10.IV.8.

These spiritual qualities of God are our essence, they are our very being.  We are OF God.  We are in the world, but not OF it.  We are the microcosm and God is the macrocosm.  These spiritual qualities that are the very beingness of God are our beingness, too. For we are One, not separate.

We can activate these spiritual qualities at any time.  We can return to an awareness of the truth that sets us free, and that’s what we’re doing when we’re holding the High Watch.

A Course in Miracles reminds us to remember our mission as Lightworkers:

“As the ego would limit your perception of your brothers to the body, so would the Holy Spirit release your vision and let you see the Great Rays shining from them, so unlimited that they reach to God. It is this shift to vision that is accomplished in the holy instant. Yet it is needful for you to learn just what this shift entails, so you will become willing to make it permanent. Given this willingness it will not leave you, for it is permanent. Once you have accepted it as the only perception you want, it is translated into knowledge by the part that God Himself plays in the Atonement, for it is the only step in it He understands. Therefore, in this there will be no delay when you are ready for it. God is ready now, but you are not.”  T-15.IX.1.

Our willingness is what’s required for us to remember who our brothers and sisters are, and in doing so, we remember who we are and we all awaken together.  This is being truly helpful.

I rely each day on my awareness of the Great Rays as our inheritance.  I actively see them awake and alive in through and around us.  I pray for all beings every day.  I pray for you and with you everyday, as I invite you to pray for me and with me, and for ALL every day.

We have our wake up call and we are answering!  We are releasing our vision to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the mighty I AM Presence so that we can see, know, feel and hear with absolute Clarity.  We hold our vision high and in this way we are most truly and profoundly helpful!

Right now, when all that is unhealed is coming to the surface so it can be released, we are being pulled (and pushed) to live our destiny and fulfill our mission as Lightworkers.  We hold the high watch for all and see the Great Rays shining from them, regardless of what they seem to be saying or doing!  Love is alive in all of us!  The spark is there – when we see it, we ignite it.

Let’s get to our work today and be grateful for the Light that we are!

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Serve

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

If I affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then I’m firmly anchored in the thought that the Divine has disappeared; God has left the building. The only thing required for a healing is for me to see the situation rightly. As long as I see a problem it will be there for me to see. As long as I affirm that things aren’t right I won’t be able to see rightly.

My job, as a one who lives in service to the Light in all beings, is to remember the truth that sets us free.  I can take no breaks.  When I fall down, it hurts, and I’m not the only one who suffers.  With the help of the angels and the ascended masters, I get back up as quick as I can.  I am employed by God, Inc. and I AM ever so grateful to be of service this day.

The Infinite has no problems that elude its problem-solving abilities, because there are no problems in Divine Mind. It is I who sees the problem, affirms the problem, identifies the problem and collects all the evidence to support the existence of the big, bad problem. In each of these stages of problem identification I become increasingly convinced that the problem is real and threatening. It feels more and more like God has left the building and I need to solve this problem that is eating my life!

Forgiveness frees me.
Forgiveness is the release of my judgments and opinions.
My forgiveness frees us ALL.

Every problem is built on the often hidden belief that God has left the building. It can be very tricky to see that the fear that God is gone is the only problem. Since the Divine never goes on a vacation or hides it’s Divinity, the whole problem I’m creating a library of evidence to support is, in truth, completely a fabrication of a fearful mind. It’s all based on the false premise of: “What if I were separate from God?”

Healing happens when I recognize every challenge has come to help me be more loving, more kind, more compassionate, more in line with my Divine nature. End of story.

It’s so simple, and yet fear is pervasive unless I stand anchored in the truth of omnipresent Divinity. This is my job. This is my only job. All else I give to the One who has never left and can never leave. In my surrender I discover that my only prayer request is for the faith to know the Divine in every part of my life and always will be. The Holy Presence cannot leave the building, it IS the building and everything that surrounds it, everything it contains. God cannot leave me, nor can I leave God.

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Working Miracles

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

There’s a miraculous life available to each of us if we’re willing to receive it. This healing is our awakening to our divinity and the divinity of all life. It’s an inside job, and yet we’re not alone in it. We’re not on our own, unless we choose to perceive it that way.

What I’ve noticed in myself and see in many others on this miracle path is there’s a strong pull to be on our own. We think we’re on our own and we have to deal with our issues ourselves. We think we have to figure it out, but it’s not true.

Our responsibility is to remember that we’re all one and to be in tune with the One Mind.  Doing this, we remember how to live a miraculous life.

We don’t have to figure out HOW to heal, but when we’re truly willing everything will be laid out for us.

It seems really difficult sometimes, but that’s a mind-game. The ego mind tells us it’s complicated and difficult, and impossible – but it’s not. How do I know?

Love is the healer.
Love is the ONLY healer.

Love is not difficult or challenging – what’s difficult is being unloving, holding grudges, and being defensive.  What’s challenging is TRYING to be loving while clinging to judgments and opinions, anger and resentment, doubt and hurt. That’s excruciating, difficult, and it’s also impossible.

When we are willing to love fully and completely, starting with ourselves, the miracle HAS to happen.  When we’re loving, the miracle IS happening.  We don’t have to love perfectly in every moment.  We only have to be willing.  Get it?

Why delay?
Start today!

Be willing to be authentically miraculous and just be yourself – it’s a tremendous act of Love!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  My topic today is Working Miracles – join me!

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com. 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!

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