Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

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?
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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!

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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!

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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!.

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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.

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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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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.

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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!


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Coping

Friday, April 27th, 2018

In general, people don’t feel empowered to change their lives. Instead, they have a strategy of managing, coping and settling.

If managing and coping don’t work, they’ll decide to settle.

In 2010, I was participating in a group coaching call with a wonderful marketing expert, Chris Williams from Wide Awake Marketing. I was trying to learn some helpful marketing basics. Chris was helping us to practice our elevator speeches.

An elevator speech is a 20 second introduction that you could give to someone in the time it takes to go up a couple of floors in an elevator. There was a woman who said she was a life coach and her elevator speech was:

I help people with their problems by coming up with managing and coping strategies so they can have better relationships, more fulfilling careers and improve their health and well-being.

I immediately knew my elevator speech could be:

I help people find happiness. Together we solve their problems by healing the root causes, including identifying and eliminating their managing and coping strategies so they can actually enjoy their life and have fulfilling relationships and careers while improving their health and well-being.

I didn’t wish to make the life-coach wrong, but if you settle for learning managing and coping skills is like making an agreement that you can’t ever have the life you desire. You HAVE to settle in order to apply that approach.

I can’t advocate for settling, managing and coping. That’s a strategy for people who feel that solutions aren’t available to them. It’s a strategy for people who feel like they’re on their own and don’t have any tangible INTELLIGENT support.

I’ve learned that I ALWAYS have tangible intelligent support from Spirit, from my Higher Holy Spirit Self, because I’ve cultivated a relationship with my Higher Holy Spirit Self and so it’s always available to me – as long as I’m not harboring unforgiveness.

When I’m holding on to resentments and regrets, guilt, blame and shame, then I’m focused on my own beliefs and the story I’ve made up abou things. If I’m attached to that false perspective, is it even possible that I’d be interested in solving my problems?

If I’m thinking I’m so right about how wrong things are, is there any part of me that’s open to having a healing?

We think we have to manage, cope and settle when we don’t feel empowered.

When we don’t forgive, when we attack and hold grudges, when we complain and feel resentful, when we feel guilty, when all of these thoughts and feelings are swirling around our mind every day, we simply do not feel loving and kind, we don’t feel generous and compassionate to ourselves or others. And THAT is why we don’t feel empowered.

Love is our power. It is the power of Love in us that allows us to feel worthy of a good life rather than settling, managing and coping.

I invite you to consider where you might be managing and coping and where you have settled. If you’re willing to be more loving every day you’ll notice you feel empowered to make changes rather than continue to cope.

When we making more loving choices, our family makes more loving choices, our friends and our co-workers are inspired too. Being loving is inspiring and infectious. Now’s the time for for us to shine the Light of Love into every day!

STARTS MONDAY: My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive starting on Monday.

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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Spiritual Relationship

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

I’m in a co-creative relationship with Spirit and that’s a beautiful and powerful thing. It’s essential to my happiness and fulfillment that I am fully IN this relationship with the Divine. Saying that I’m in a relationship with Spirit isn’t just lip-service. I’m in a REAL relationship. It’s all day, every day. Everything counts. And yet, there’s no blame, no shame, no regret, no resentment, no score.

There was a time when I was not committed to the relationship, not by a long shot. I was playing a game of “hard to get” with God. I was keeping score in the most demented way

There’s an old and painful paradigm of thought about making deals with God. In that game, God is the sometimes loving, sometimes punishing parent. The relationship is co-dependent. “I’ll do this, if God does that.” And “I’m a lowly sinner, but as long as I grovel and repent, Daddy loves me.” There is no partnership, no co-creativity. It’s the original dysfunctional family!

It’s my intention to help dissolve that old paradigm through awakening to my Divinity. My Divine essence isn’t something to be experienced someday in the future – when I give up my ways as a sinner and get to Heaven, it’s here NOW – and forever.

I am aware that there’s purification taking place in my mind, but my very being is already pure and cannot be sullied.

I AM the One who decides to see Spirit, know it, live in it and share the benefit with all beings because I AM One with them. Right now, I have a response-ability to expand MY awareness to live in this fundamental Truth: I AM One with God, eternal and infinite.

“Your holiness is the salvation of the world. It lets you teach the world that it is one with you … by your quiet recognition that in your holiness are all things blessed along with you.” ~ A Course In Miracles

I AM responsible for my thoughts in the same way that I AM responsible for keeping my home clean and clear of clutter. I can see that I actually choose each and every one of my thoughts – over and over again.

My thoughts manifest as the circumstances of my life – not to punish me, not to reward me, but to teach me because that’s how I learn and grow to know that I AM One with the Beloved now and forever.

I AM is the Resurrection and the Life of the gifts of my Divinity. I am eternally One with the One!

Are you ready to Stop Playing Small? It’s not too late to sign up for my retreat that starts on Thursday, April 26. I’m planning a time of transformation for us!

You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of this month.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on 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 share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Miracle

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A miracle is when we shift our thinking from egotistical to spiritual.  A miracle is when we choose to dis-identify with the ego thought system and align with Spirit instead.

People think a miracle is when something shifts in the world of form that’s surprising.  Miracles are always surprising, but actually we shift at the level of the mind, at the level of the heart, and then things change at the level of form.

A Course in Miracles tells us:

“A miracle is a service.  
It is the maximal service you can render to another.  
It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself.  
You recognize your own and your neighbor’s worth simultaneously.”  T-1.I.18.

I’ve learned that being of service brings the greatest sense of fulfillment.  We can be deeply fulfilled and sustained every way in every day through being willing to be miracle-minded.

I invite you to consider where you’re experiencing something you wish would change.  Are you willing to be the one who calls forth a miracle?  Changing your mind about what’s possible, and energizing what you’d like instead of what you don’t like are part of being willing to experience the shift of mind that will bring forth a miraculous demonstration.

The miracle is in the mind.
When the mind shifts – the whole world changes.

“Seek not to change the world, but CHOOSE to change your mind about the world.”

People get tired of waiting for change – be an agent of positive change and you won’t be waiting anymore!

This week, I’m offering a class on Thursday (my gift to you) on the topic:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.  It’s really about letting go of the patterns of lack and limitation.  It’s also an opportunity for me to share some of what I offer in my yearlong Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st.

Would you like a spiritual mentor? Are you ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.  Registration closes January 11th.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

FREE CLASS THURSDAY:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share today in this free class.  Register now, come join me live and ask me your questions!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Holy Spirit’s Rules for Decision.

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!

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Healing the Guilt

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

As a spiritual leader, I feel it’s important to be setting a shining example at all times.  In keeping with that, I’m pleased to let you know that as I write this, having just had a huge piece of pumpkin pie (homemade, of course) for breakfast, I am running on Pumpkin Power!

On Friday, I went to an early morning pilates class, which is my thing when I’m in New Jersey as I am now.  (I love pilates on the reformer.) The teacher of the pilates class made an assumption that most of us would be hungover and that we would all be ashamed of ourselves for over-eating and feeling guilty for having indulged.  She, therefore, intended to subject us to a rigorous workout so we could feel better about ourselves and release some of that shame and guilt by building up some merit by working out extra hard.

And so the ego says:

You cannot win in this system.
You cannot get ahead, because you are a sinner.
The best you can do is find a method for compensating for your sinful ways
– but at least you have that.
And you also have good reason to self-medicate,
because this stuff is CRA-ZEEEEE

And people just buy it because it’s so much a part of the mainstream.

I didn’t make a big deal out of it, but I did quietly mention that I didn’t overeat or feel hungover.

Sure, I had a full load of rich, delicious food, but I didn’t make myself uncomfortable by eating too much.

My nephews, Mikey and Alex, and I made pies.  Three of them:  Pumpkin, Pecan, and Dutch Apple.  And all of them were SO totally delicious, but I knew that if I ate anymore after that very filling turkey dinner, I’d be regretting it later, and out of Self-Love, I didn’t do that.

What I did, instead, was affirm that I could have pumpkin pie for breakfast and I did.  I had TWO pieces of pumpkin pie with whipped cream (homemade, so delicious, YUM!) on BOTH of them not long after pilates and I felt so good about it.  I had one big piece today, but no whipped cream, only because there wasn’t any left.  And I may have pumpkin pie again for breakfast tomorrow if there’s any left.

The best part of the pies was making them with Mikey and Alex,  and being able to spend hours in the kitchen with them hanging out, listening to David Bowie and Neil Young, two of my favorites, and just groovin’ with the goodness.

I’m really learning, on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis, how to make the choices I feel good about and simply walk in that energy of Love.  Love has all the power to heal our lives if we’re willing to stand in it.

I don’t need to argue with the pilates teacher and tell her she’s deluded about her assumptions and that it’s wrong to lay the guilt and the shame on us.  (BTW, she mentioned that she got up at 4 a.m. to eat pie.)  I knew it was projection.  I knew her strong INTENTION was to be helpful and supportive to us in feeling good about ourselves in the ways she knew how.  She had NO intention to further the belief in guilt, sin, shame, and suffering.

To be bothered by the pilates teacher’s remarks would be to make it all so real.  I would have done that in the past, and I would have upset myself, and I would have needed to be right about how wrong she was.  I would have needed to show her and teach her how wrong she was, and school her about what was right so she could be FREE of that ego insanity.

Now, I have learned, and most of the time, I remember, that LOVE is the healer, not my words.  My loving heart is the healer, not what I remember reading in a book.  Love is an active remembrance of our true identity

Every day, this world offers us more ways to practice and more opportunities to eat pie.  It’s such an amazing place to live!

Contribute now!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised $13,700 and we have only $11,300 to go!!!  We’re doing it!  If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people.  Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution.   Thank you!

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Increase Your Spiritual Success!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

One surefire way I know to increase your spiritual success is to make your spiritual practice something you do all day long in every moment of the day.  It’s tempting to tune out and go unconscious – to vegetate or simply unplug.  What are we unplugging from?  God?  Life?  The flow of Love?  The world of insanity?  Let’s be clear about it.

I can remember how excited I felt when I realized that every moment offers a healing opportunity.  I began to consciously choose to look for opportunities to practice patience, kindness, generosity, and stillness.  I began to look for my opportunities to smile at people, to say something kind and complimentary, and it was as if I discovered all these ways to give myself a sweet gift again and again, throughout the day.

I also began to stop myself from being rude, unkind, belligerent, and all the other kinds of attack I had in my bag of tricks.  It felt so good to replace being unkind with being helpful.  I felt so grateful that I could change so many things in my life so quickly!

My many spiritual success helped me to change my mind about myself.
I began to feel more and more worthy of Love and goodness.

I began to feel happier and more lighthearted.
I dropped the weight I felt in my heart.
I discovered the Light that was always there.

I started to have a secret smile.
I knew I was onto something.
I was feeling the Joy of being loving.

Each day affords us so many opportunities.
What’s even better is to have spiritual community and Prayer Partners to share it with.

That’s why I love to bring people together to experience more of our true identity, which is naturally loving and kind!  Spiritual success is ours now, we don’t have to wait!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is picking up!  We raised close to $1,000 yesterday. Thanks to generous donations from beautiful people!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised close to $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Please click here now to make a contribution.

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Gary Renard’s New Book

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Gary Renard, the author of Disappearance of the Universe, has just come out with a new book.  I feel that Disappearance of the Universe is an extremely valuable book that really inspired me.  For many people, it’s a wonderful way to understand A Course in Miracles.

Gary’s books are provocative, informing, inspiring, and funny!

His latest book is The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other.  I’ve only just started reading it, but I had to tell you about it!

Gary’s new book *explores six of the lifetimes in which Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in700 B.C.

If it calls to you, I encourage you to check it out – here’s a link to look at or purchase the book from Amazon.com.  Click now to see the book: The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other: A History of Mighty Companions

We do tend to incarnate with the same people again and again.  Which is all the more reason to focus on healing our relationships and not taking the negativity into the next lifetime.

Since guilt is a major issue for people in their relating to others, we’re going to be looking at that today on my radio show.  I feel so strongly that the healing opportunities in our relationships are extraordinary now, and it’s the thing for us to focus on.  Please join me live or get the download!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships.

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!

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Help Us Shine the Light!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

We’ve embarked on a first-ever fundraising campaign to Help Shine the Light.
Our goal is to raise $50,000. to invest in growing the community and helping more people to apply these beautiful principles to their lives.

Here’s my exciting news!!

We have some generous folks who are inspired by our mission and have promised to match ALL contributions up to $25,000. if we can raise the money now.  WOW!
YOUR gift will be matched dollar for dollar if you give NOW.  With your help we can meet our goal of $50,000!  How cool is that?

Here’s the link to use now:

https://www.powerofloveministry.net/donate.html

The mission of Power of Love, a non-profit ministry, is to offer a loving community to folks, such as yourself, who yearn to get out of their heads and into their hearts.

Through the ministry’s classes, workshops, professional trainings and retreats, focused on forgiveness, building faith, affirmative prayer, relationship healing, spiritual counseling and compassion, we lead people from the intellectual study of spiritual principles into the moment-by-moment of living these principles and improving the quality of their lives.

We’ve proven that by joining together, having simple tools and practices that work, remembering to laugh and Love, the miracle actually happens.  We open our hearts and minds to Love’s Presence.  We begin to recall that our true identity is Love.  We begin to let Love lead us.

Sometimes, I wish I could tell you specifically about the people I connect with who tell me they were on the verge of killing themselves, but then “something” (Spirit) led them to listen to one of my prayers, or watch a video, or listen to a free class.  And from there, they began to have a Ray of Light, and then they took a class that we were offering at no cost, and then they started listening to the radio show, and then they started studying ACIM and – boom!  Now, they’re helping others.  This happens on a regular basis.

People who were on their own, feeling lost, confused, helpless, hopeless, depressed and ALONE, so alone, found a community of like-minded souls through our many ways of sharing at no cost.

Together, we can definitely improve our ability to offer support, and together, we can reach many more people who never even heard of ACIM.  After all, with what we’ve done so far, we’ve reached people in over 100 countries!
You’re a VITAL and IMPORTANT part of this movement to extend Love to our brothers and sisters, and you can help us provide more support to more people all over the world, so that they, like you, will be inspired to share and to Love.
Here’s what we’re investing in:  Many seek to find a life of Love and happiness, true spiritual connection.  Many invest years of seeking with the intellect, studying and reading, without finding a shift in their heart.  For some, it leads to discouragement and even hopelessness.  Folks can feel the miracle of Love calling them, but they feel unworthy.
Yet, with tangible support from a community of like-minded souls, people transform their lives, their relationships and even their workplaces because they feel inspired to truly live the teachings rather than study them.  Their living demonstration inspires everyone around them to be more kind, loving, and generous.

What will your investment allow us to achieve?

  • We can offer online A Course in Miracles study groups – yes!  We can build this!  Imagine what a difference that will make to people who have NO ONE to talk to about these teachings.
  • We can develop minister and teacher training courses to support more people around the world
  • We can improve the ministry website to help more people get easy access to our materials – we’re giving wonderful tools and classes away – let’s get them to more people!
  • We can share these gifts with more people from around the world in discovering the value of A Course in Miracles, affirmative prayer, spiritual practice, and forgiveness through these offerings.

If you had any thoughts at all about making a tax-deductible contribution this year – now’s the time, so we can receive the entire matching grant!

Would you please consider making a contribution to help us support more people around the world?

Your donation makes it possible to expand Power of Love Ministry to better serve those who have a strong inner calling to be of service too and live a deeper spiritual life. 

We wish to thank you in advance for being a part of this expansion.  Together, we support all who wish to be a healing presence in their life and in their community in order to make the world a more loving place for everyone.  Together, we are:

Creating Capacity to Transform More Lives

All boats rise on this tide of Love!

Thank you!

One more thing – If you see my posts on Facebook, it will really help to get the word out if you comment on them!  Thank you!

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Healing the Fear

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A friend of mine, who is a life coach, sent an e-mail out with a list of fears that people might like help with.  It’s a really good list.  On the list are so many fears that I used to have – fears that really used to bother me, upset me, and motivate me to do all kinds of things; some of them helpful, and some of them not.

The list of fears is:
1. Fear of Rejection – worried what others think of you
2. Fear of Success – not sure you can keep it up if you do make it big
3. Fear of Failure – it’s better not to try than fail
4. Fear of Intimacy – do you stop yourself from getting close?
5. Fear of Loneliness – eat, drink, binge watch Game of Thrones, repeat
6. Fear of Loss – can’t bare to love because one day they will leave
7. Fear of Change – you only feel safe when things stay exactly the same
8. Fear of Being Judged – what will they say if you do, wear, think like that
9. Fear of the Unknown – the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t
10. Fear of Not Being Good Enough – deep down you’re afraid this is really true…
What I know to be true is this:

Behavior modification is not the method for healing the root cause of any of these fears.

Love is the method for healing the root cause of ALL of these fears.  Self-Love is the fastest path to healing.

Love is what we are.  When we consciously choose to invoke the Higher Holy Spirit Self to help us remember our true identity, then we’re gently led to the ways in which we can release all attachment to the false identity.  When we release the blocks to Love, then Love is what is revealed, and our perfection is clearly visible.  Forgiveness is the way to release the blocks to Love.

In yesterday’s radio show, about the rewards of choosing Love, I shared this from A Course in Miracles:

“… the Holy Spirit is part of you … He is both God and you, as you are God and Him together.”  T-16.III.5.

There you have it.  Jesus is telling us that the Holy Spirit is part of us.  The Holy Spirit is both God and us, as we are God and the Holy Spirit together.

Oneness.  Unity.

Our willingness to accept it is all that’s required.  This is our healing.

The Holy Spirit, who is part of us, will do the heavy lifting of figuring out how we can release all fears.  We can relax and simply begin to choose Love and willingness.

The healing is happening now.
We don’t have to ask how.
Our only task is to stay focused on how we can extend Love.

And that’s why I do what I do, because I enjoy extending Love and sharing about it.  I love when we join together for our healing.  I LOVE IT!  It’s always amazing and always beautiful.

Joining with others speeds our sense of healing and strengthens our sense of Unity – that’s 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, 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.

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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