Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

Promised Land

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

This life is about the journey, not the destination – we hear that all the time, but we still focus on the destination, and sometimes we even make the journey very unpleasant by judging ourselves every step of the way. Been there, done that.

We judge our experience on the journey when there’s no added benefit. After all, we learn through contrast — it’s a journey of contrast, peaks and valleys.

Think of Dr. King and his “Mountain Top” speech. King told us that, in his heart and mind, he had felt and seen the fulfillment of his dream. He declared it in his very last speech, one of my favorites. He said he knew he might not get to the promised land with us in form, but he had seen the coming glory and knew it was real.

On the eve of his assassination, he told us he knew he had played his part, as difficult and grueling as it was, and he was grateful. He was filled with gratitude at having played his part, and for being able to truly know the coming glory. That’s the way to live our life.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in despair, and then decide to move out of it. As we learn to grow towards the Light of our own being, we teach it, we demonstrate it, we share it. That’s a good and beautiful purpose, and I’m glad for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in self-judgment, and then finally decide to Love ourselves and move forward in that discovery where the Love is that much more precious because we had to dig for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to blame others for our problems and live in resentment, and then finally decide to release the judgment, forgive ourselves for straying off course, and then discover all the Wisdom, all the healing, that was encoded into everything that we had labeled as a betrayal.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live a loveless life of manipulating and controlling others, and finally realize that only giving without attachment brings Love and happiness.

Let us be willing to catch the vision of our future glory and hold it in our hearts now with a deep and abiding gratitude, allowing it to manifest as our very life.

Let us enjoy the journey together and drop all judgment, all criticism and all blame, so we can truly live the intended glory of our life now. NOW. Now is the time for us to DECIDE we’re done with playing small and living in lack and limitation. Now is the time for us to choose to move towards the Light in a dedicated and devoted way.

I’m a huge proponent of becoming dedicated and devoted.

It sometimes seems as though we don’t have what it takes, because we’ve left a long trail of broken promises that we’ve made to ourselves. I know A LOT about that.

No matter what the past has been, we can start again in this moment, and the key to our success will ALWAYS be allowing Spirit to do the heavy lifting of figuring out how the healing will happen.

We don’t have to figure out HOW.
Our one job is to ALLOW.

Spirit knows the way. Life IS Love and Love knows the way. There is that within us that knows, and we can ALLOW ourselves to be led.

Dedication to Love, not to rules and limitation.
Devotion to being kind, generous of heart, patient, and helpful has transformed my life, because it has kept my attention on Love.

I used to be angry most of the time.
I felt bitter and resentful much of the time.

I would look for things to be upset about in order to release some of the steam that was building up inside me. I’d blast it out all over people for any reason, whatsoever. I didn’t think about others. I was only hurting and needing to explode.

I felt entitled to hijack the conversation, the day, the event, the dinner, or whatever was going on. I’d hijack it with my desperation and my upset.

Ultimately, I realized, I hate myself for doing that and I have to learn to stop.

I became very determined to learn patience, kindness and generosity of heart, and to practice it NO MATTER WHAT. It wasn’t easy for me. It was extremely challenging and yet, just like when you challenge your physical body to strengthen through working out really hard, you can train your mind to be stronger and more fit.

And that’s what A Course in Miracles is.
It’s a mind training system that works.
When we apply it.

Learning to apply it was challenging only because my willingness to be loving was so much weaker than my need to be right about everything. That need to be right came from weakness. Every time I acted it out, I felt even more weak. What strengthened me was choosing to be loving.

And that’s why I offer the classes I offer now – because when we do it together, it’s SO much easier.

I decided to have 1 goal – and that goal was to simply be loving.

Let’s pray to let Spirit lead us and guide us! We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. And that’s beautiful!

If this topic of beginning again interests you, on January 1st, I did a radio show on The Holy Instant & Special Rebirth & Renewal  that you may find helpful. Also on my radio show, I turn my focus to relationships for the whole month of February. I’ve been doing this for years, and so I’ll be starting that on Tuesday. If this is a topic that particularly interests you, I encourage you to go and check out the A Course in Miracles Radio show archive. You can also get the two podcasts for all of the episodes. It’s all available for downloading, including transcripts. And now, we’re also posting the radio show episodes at YouTube for viewing with captioning at my YouTube channel. If you subscribe, you’ll be notified when new videos are added.

Spirit is always for us and never against us, and we can learn to rely upon that and, when we do, we feel carried and lifted to much higher ground. Like, MLK, we can start to see and feel the promised land, and recognize that it is within us. It has been there all along!

Masterful Living 2019 registration is open again for 2 days. It closes tomorrow, Monday, February 11. If you’d like support to decide if this class is right for you right now, consider signing up for a free Exploratory Call. No pressure. No sales. You’ll connect with a Spiritual Counselor who has taken the course, and done the work, and can answer your specific questions. It’s totally free for you. Click here to sign up for an Exploratory Call.

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Retreat with us! We’re offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 20 to 24. As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage. It’s such a relief to let it go! If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join us!

Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Giving

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

I used to be an over-giver, and I would give to depletion. I saw it all around me in spiritual community, and the model of the over-giver was that “this is what being super spiritual looks like.” It took me some time, but I realized that this over-giving isn’t healthy, and it’s actually affirming the ego thought system of our unworthiness.No one who over-gives feels good about themselves.

We over-give because we’re trying to get something in return. We’re looking to get some sense of feeling full instead of living with the deep fulfillment of living a balanced life.

In my classes, I talk about giving and receiving because that’s such a fundamental aspect of life. Yet, how many of us were consciously taught about giving and receiving? It doesn’t seem like there are very many who really are conscious about giving and receiving.

For spiritual students, they’ve heard that giving is better than receiving, but I am grateful to report that can’t possibly be true. The only place there is to receive from is Spirit. So, in some ways it’s more vital to be able to receive well from Spirit. Without that, we won’t have ANYTHING to give that’s worth having.

I had a number of years where I really focused on shifting my ability to receive from Spirit in terms of direct insight, but also from Spirit in what people were sharing with me.

Let’s live without limits. Limits are artificial and imposed by the ego thought system of separation. We don’t need them, and we can live without them. Let’s do it. Are you with me?

In the comments below, I invite you to share a way that you over-give, that you might be willing to let go of, so that Spirit can flow in more fully! Thank you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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This Moment Is Your Miracle

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The time for miracles is always now. We are entitled to miracles. AND this very moment IS a miracle, and we’ll know that’s true if we choose it. How cool is that?

Today on my radio show my guest is David Hoffmeister talking about his latest book, This Moment Is Your Miracle. I always enjoy the opportunity to hear David speak and to have a conversation with him.

David has been a part of my Living A Course in Miracles series on many occasions and a frequent guest on my radio show. David Hoffmeister is a master teacher when it comes to understanding the profoundly healing spiritual practices in ACIM. David shares simple, step-by-step healing practices that correct the mind and liberate us from the dominion of the ego’s false concepts and precepts.

ACIM students can be deceived into thinking that studying the books will bring healing, but healing is not an intellectual process, it is a spiritual awakening. With this book, we’re given the practical tips and tools that bring us to that awakening. David’s helpful book is a master’s guide to practicing ACIM and living the teachings moment-by-moment for true liberation.

This Moment Is Your Miracle will be released on February 2nd. Visit David’s book webpage for more information about it and some amazing FREE gifts you can receive along with it!

Several years ago, David and I recorded a 3 part series that many have found worth listening to. You can enjoy part 1 in this audio:

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is David Hoffmeister – This Moment Is Your Miracle. 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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A Life of Service

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hero of mine. Back in the late 90’s I joined with many other people across the nation celebrating the work of King, and also Gandhi. We were honoring their legacy and the teachings of nonviolence.

Both of these men were profoundly inspired by the teachings of Jesus, and both of them inspired a revolution of civil rights within their country. Both men, their teachings, and their lives continue to inspire me and many others who desire to live a life of service, and recognize the power of Love to transform our hearts and minds, as well as our world.

I’ve loved listening to and reading Rev. Dr. King’s speeches. They never fail to inspire and uplift. He had such a gift!

One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his “Loving Our Enemies” sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful, and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living curriculums. You can click here to read the sermon and you can listen to the sermon and read along with this video:

I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then, and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.

As King demonstrates for us so clearly, Love is the way, Love is the answer, Love is an act of service, Love is our redeemer.

It’s a great reminder at a time when there feels like a lot of divisiveness. The time is always right to do what is loving. What’s loving is always what’s right.

The time is always right and RIPE for us to answer the call to Love, to forgive and to be of service. When we live in this way from our heart, then our life is an inspiration to all. This is our destiny and our calling. All are called.

I invite you to listen to the speech, to savor it and apply King’s teaching to your life. You’ll find that if you do, your life will open up in ways you never imagined!

It’s not everyone who is willing to take a stand for Love. It’s not everyone who so values Love and understands the power of Love to heal and to redeem, that they’re willing to forgive, truly forgive, release all judgment and Love. But there are more of us. And, it is the Light within us that cannot be hidden.

We can all live to serve the Light within us. All are called to shine their Light. All are called to forgive. Every day offers us new opportunities to let the past go and to choose our Freedom.

A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.”

To have Love, strength, courage and faith – give compassion, which is Love, which is ALL, to all. Having compassion for all is our Divine Opportunity to rise above our humanness and to transcend the limitations of a mundane life. All are called every day. We are called, every day.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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Replace the Fear with Faith

Friday, January 18th, 2019

A friend of mine, who is a life coach, shared 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 A Course in Miracles, Jesus tells us, “… 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. Truly, there’s no other healing, only this willingness to accept the union that ALREADY IS.

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’ve certified or that I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis with all the Counselors-in-Training and the ones who are certified set their own rates – look here: http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/

The folks who are in Masterful Living with me often start a relationship with one of these beautiful Spiritual Counselors. As we let go of the blocks to Love, we allow ourselves to be truly supported in a way that’s profoundly healing! Please make use of this great resource and replace the fear with faith!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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Entitled to Miracles

Friday, January 11th, 2019

We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

A Course in Miracles, which is a curriculum entirely focused on recovering our miraculous mind and miraculous abilities, tells us that miracles are natural. This teaching gives us clear instruction in how to activate our miraculous life, and it works! That feels miraculous to me!

It all comes down to our willingness. Some people wouldn’t cross the street to experience a miracle because they are so convinced it’s not possible for them. I’ve learned that it’s my willingness that ACTIVATES the miracle.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 77 tells us: You are entitled to miracles because of what you are. You will receive miracles because of what God is. And you will offer miracles because you are one with God. Again, how simple is salvation! It is merely a statement of your true Identity. It is this that we will celebrate today.

Miracles aren’t what happens in our life experience. Miracles aren’t the events and occurrences that feel miraculous. Miracles are when we align with truth and surrender the blocks to Love. Then, our life shifts and changes in accordance with the shift in our willingness to BE loving and stop blocking the flow.

One of the debilitating side effects of self-sabotaging with self-medication is feeling trapped inside the patterns – blocked from the miracles we can feel are our inheritance. That’s why today we’re looking at how to become masterful at interrupting the patterns in my 5 Day Challenge to End Self Sabotage. I’m adding a BONUS class this coming Sunday, January 13th.

I am so grateful that it’s possible for anyone to shift and change their life through their willingness to do so. I love that we don’t have to know HOW to have a miracle, we only have to ALLOW.

I never tire of the truth. It’s always exciting to me, always new, always fresh and invigorating. I’m so grateful that we can cultivate our willingness and have an extraordinary healing. I’m claiming it for us NOW! May truth be revealed. May Love prevail in our lives!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday!

My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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Hidden Belief

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

One of the biggest challenges I’ve had to deal with is feeling that, no matter what I do, I can’t seem to get past a certain point. For a long time, I felt like there were was an invisible wall that I just couldn’t get around. It felt like there was such a mystery to this giant block.

I felt so discouraged that I could only go so far in my growth and development – I really wanted to make a leap. I didn’t realize that part of my problem was that I had a hidden belief that it just couldn’t work for me. I would never have believed it until I got past it. I didn’t allow myself to recognize the belief was even there.

I couldn’t address and heal what I couldn’t acknowledge, hence, my feeling like there was a barrier to my spiritual growth. It was very frustrating.

Over the years, I’ve found that many people are so convinced that things won’t work for them that they don’t even try. In fact, I find it quite interesting that, year after year, when I ask the good folks who enroll in my yearlong Masterful Living Course how they felt at the beginning of the year, they tell me that they were convinced that it wouldn’t work for them. They’re so surprised when it does work for them. It’s a huge relief to begin to feel like they can have true success.

The “Why bother?” factor is intense. It can feel like a formidable obstacle. It’s why one of the things I focus on in Masterful Living is helping people to build the momentum to move through that obstacle in the mind.

Gaining motivation does require willingness. It can be really challenging to have willingness when you also have the mindset of “why bother, when it never works for me?”

Now, I feel more and more unlimited every day.

Sometimes people, subconsciously, set out to prove that it will never work for them. They’d like permission to give up. They’d like to feel that they’re so wrong and so bad that it cannot work for them. And, of course, if you believe it, you’re going to see it whether it’s there or not.

This is why making a shift takes courage. It takes courage to be willing to invest in gaining enough momentum to bust through the old thinking of “Why bother?” To the one who has no faith, “Why bother?” is a safe bet. There’s nothing to lose – or so it seems.

I understand.
I tried so many things and felt like a failure SO many times.

However, I can honestly say that when I had a true willingness, then I began to feel and see things change in my life. I decided to really PROVE God in my life, and then I began to build momentum.

One of the things that changed for me was I just couldn’t stay stuck anymore. It was too uncomfortable. I had to be willing to go for it. How about you?

Are you willing to REALLY go for it this year? I feel like we can have the most amazing year ever!

STARTS MONDAY: I’m announcing a new FREE 5-Day Challenge program to end Self-sabotage and Self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me on Monday!

Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and Prayer for Today helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Recalibration

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Good heavens! We’ve just come through a VERY intense recalibration. If you’ve been feeling like you’ve been shook up in your life in the last 10 days, and you were feeling freaked out, sick, depressed, or overwhelmed, a lot of it might have been through this intense recalibration we’ve just gone through.

It feels like the kind of energy of a snake shedding their skin. We’re shedding that which was outmoded and no longer desirable. There’s some effort to get through it, though!

AND, let’s be sure to release, release, release and not hold onto the past. Phew!

My car broke down again, but it’s all working out.
I’ve still got issues with my computer, but it will be figured out.

I feel so grateful for the emotional and mental healing people are having around me that I cannot stop for a minute to complain about the “problems.”

The main thing is, I feel the connections we’re having are deeper and more healing, more expansive, more powerful. So many of us are willing to really dive deep, and do the healing and clearing that we most desire to do.

I feel that part of this skin we’re shedding is made up of the resistance and reluctance that has kept us playing small.

The Christ Light is lighting up the darkness.
The full moon energy of releasing is supporting our healing.
The winter solstice is a great relief as the days will start getting lighter here every day.

It’s so valuable to ALWAYS know that all difficulties are here to help us learn and grow. We’re never being punished, always being supported.

This is a great time to do a full moon releasing ceremony.

Life has a great Love for us.
Now is the time to receive it and share it!
The Light has come!

Consider joining me – we start in 11 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2019.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them.

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

Taking action to break the patterns of depression is a powerful step toward healing!

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Shift

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Happy Solstice & full moon! What a time of healing this is! Let’s call forth an amazing healing and release all blocks to Love!

Many believe that extraordinary spiritual growth and expansion is possible – just not for them. I used to feel that way. The growth I desired felt so elusive. I just concluded that it was because there was something wrong with me that made it impossible for me.

What’s so cool is that, even though I believed it couldn’t work for me, I was willing to shift. My willingness has brought tremendous healing.

So many of the people who begin the year in Masterful Living feel that the healing, expansion and life they desire is not possible for them. They are true unbelievers. We were talking about it in class yesterday.

I was talking with several of them yesterday. One year ago, they were unbelievers – but not anymore!

Let me just tell you how grateful I feel that I have followed my guidance, even when it was REALLY hard for me. I am so grateful, and here’s why:

It’s because of days like yesterday, and all this week and all last week – day after day, hearing people’s stories of what changed for them this year in our Masterful Living community.

Imagine starting the year feeling that this is the year you’re going to file for divorce. It’s clear, the writing is on the wall in every room of your house. You and your spouse just aren’t compatible, and there’s nothing you can do about it – you’ve tried everything you can think of.

But then, you decided to really live a simple spiritual practice. You decided to give the relationship to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing, and you made the effort to leave it on the altar and begin to hold the vision for a holy relationship. And, your relationship began to improve and heal, and become something really beautiful. I see it happen every year to many people in Masterful Living.

Year after year, I hear the beautiful and truly profound stories of people making the mental shifts that heal their life and relationships.

And the healing happens, even though they don’t believe.

It’s life-changing.
When we experience these kinds of healing, then we’re changed forever.

I invite you to really go for it this coming year – focus on your willingness!

In Masterful Living, people learn that the miracles will happen for them, if they’re willing to practice and give Spirit a chance.

I have collected so many beautiful stories. Each one is a precious jewel.

It does take willingness. And that’s what spiritual community helps with. Together, we hold the Light for each other so we don’t give up.

One time I spoke with someone who had decided to give up and drop out of class. She was so sure it couldn’t work for her that she was all set to withdraw.

And then, she talked with someone in the community about it, and changed her mind.

And now, she’s helping others to not give up, because where she was once constantly worried, she’s found Peace. And she’s so grateful now, she’s inspired to help others in achieving their goals with their spiritual practice. She was CONVINCED it couldn’t work for her, but it did.

We replace the old thought with the new thought, and we’re on our way to a new experience of Peace and Harmony! It’s easier than you think to change everything in your mind and your life, if you’re willing.

Consider joining me – we start in 11 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2019.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them.

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

Taking action to break the patterns of depression is a powerful step toward healing!

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Depression

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

This time of year, there can be a lot of talk about sadness and depression. Old hurts are coming up to be healed. It’s not fun, but it’s still of great benefit to us. Let’s make the most of this healing opportunity, so that we don’t ever have to cycle through it again.

Some people live in places where it gets quite dark by the winter solstice – almost here. That darkness can seem to lead to ruminating on dark times in the past, and bring up more sadness for healing. Darkness is an external invitation to turn inward and find the Light there – where it has always been and always will be.

We’re coming into a full moon (Saturday) and that’s the time of harvest, and also release – let’s harvest the Wisdom from our challenging experiences, and release the pain of the past, release that which no longer serves. One thing that I had to release – and I’m so glad I did – is that I was really into the “specialness” of my moods, attitudes and drama. I felt so special because I felt so misunderstood. It was a reason for existing – or so I thought!

“When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” (A Course in Miracles, Chapter 14, Section IV, This Need Not Be – Paragraph 5)

I’m consistently impressed with how people in our Masterful Living community cure their depression through their spiritual practice. We can have permanent healing.

It can seem that the world has got us into that state of lack and limitation.
It can seem that things are being taken from us.
It can seem that what we want we do not have, cannot have, and will never have.

Appearances are all symbolic of our beliefs.
Let us heal the mind that believes in lack by identifying with our spiritual identity – which lacks in nothing – it IS that inner Light. Our true identity’s very nature is unlimited good. Let’s identify with our expansive Self, the I AM that I AM, rather than the small selfish self that is only an illusion.

I AM that great I AM. I AM the Light. I AM the Love.

If you’re feeling depressed, and feeling far from being Light and Love, know that it is your willingness to choose another thought that is your healer – count your blessings – Love and gratitude is the spiritual practice that heals. Call upon the Mighty I AM Presence to show you the way, and just be willing to be willing to see that you truly are already as holy as holy can be.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them.

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

Taking action to break the patterns of depression is a powerful step toward healing!

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Right and Wrong

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Can you feel it? The Christ Light is pouring into this world, and it’s such a time for healing. It may not feel that way to you. It may feel unpleasant and difficult. If so, know that the challenges are to support you in choosing Love and Light. When times are tough, it’s a time for great healing, and we can maximize it by invoking Divine Grace and Goodness.

Many of these patterns that are coming up for healing have to do with right and wrong.

There’s a pervasive thought pattern in our world that is about deciding who is right and who is wrong, who are the winners and who are the losers. (And don’t we love to gather the evidence?) Judgment is a weapon. At times it can feel like a very effective weapon—or so I used to think. Now I know that if I walk around brandishing a weapon, I’m looking for a fight and I’ll find one. I’m not interested in fighting anymore.

I really don’t need to fight for Freedom.

If I’m willing to live the truth then I know it: I am already free.

Knowing that I am free, I can take flight on the wings of Love.

We raise our children in this culture of judgment. We teach the ways of judging to them when they’re little bitty babies: Throwing the food on the floor is WRONG. They hear us talk to the dog: “BAD doggie, BAD.” We show them how to make the right decisions, to look at the other people who are doing it wrong and say, “Bad people, BAD!” We do this so they won’t get hurt by taking up with the bad people. Right?

It used to be when I argued with someone, I approached it like a battle. I used every verbal weapon I had to make them wrong. I needed to be right! Being right made me a better person. (All the winners agreed on that.) Every day I needed proof that I was a better person. It was exhausting.

When I decided to follow Gandhi and King, I put down my weapons of judgment. I’ve come to a place where I can have a disagreement with someone and I can watch carefully any desire I have to be right. Instead of following that desire, I can agree to disagree.

In fact, I don’t even have to get angry! This has been a huge relief. It may not make me a better person, but it feels better, because I don’t have battles any more. Putting down my weapons has made every day victory day. Who won? Everyone.

Today I focus on how I use words and moods as weapons, and I voluntarily disarm myself. I’ve decided to live in a world without battles and wars. I cultivate a life without weapons. My daily personal practice of nonviolence moves my life and the whole world in a direction of Peace.

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

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

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

Forgive & Be Free LIVE VIDEO Workshop

 

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

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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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Freedom from Pain

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

There are different types of pain: physical, emotional, and mental, to name the most obvious.

I’ve had had excruciating physical torment, but emotional pain seemed worse to me. And, I’ve had my share of mental pain that came from obsessive compulsive thinking that was torturous.

What sometimes happens when we’re in pain is that, we can become desperate to end it, and start looking for all kinds of solutions in the world. Here’s where A Course in Miracles can really help us, because it reminds us that pain actually comes from having a wrong perspective. Solutions in the world of form aren’t going to change our perspective.

As I’ve said before: If you try to solve a problem without Love, you’ll still have a problem.

Problems them selves are a wrong perspective. Partnering UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self is the way out of that challenge.

However, sometimes when we’re in pain we just become overwhelmed and implode. It’s challenging to realize that there are options for healing and upliftment when we’re overwhelmed.

Overwhelm comes from believing that we have to handle things on our own. When we forget that there’s an invisible field of pure loving support, then we’re going to become confused by our own viewpoint on things.

When confusion enters my mind, I think of the quote from Proverbs 3 in the Holy Bible:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

We become attached and enamored of the meaning we’ve made of things, and then we can’t let it go, even though it causes us pain. The way out of this difficulty is to hand it over to Spirit for sorting and healing.

The way out of all difficulty is to trust the Lord with all our heart, and to take a big step back from our own interpretations and simply look for the opportunities to be loving, kind, patient and forgiving.

There’s a freedom in having this simple practice be part of our daily spiritual practice. What once was very difficult will become quite manageable.

Self-forgiveness dissolves self-inflicted pain. It doesn’t matter what kind of pain people are suffering from, I’ve seen it has been dissolved through the practice of forgiveness. How about that for a motivator! There’s so much healing that we’ve witnessed. We can take dominion over the mind, claim our Freedom and move on. That’s what forgiveness allows us to experience.

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

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

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

Forgive & Be Free LIVE VIDEO Workshop

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

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

TODAY RADIO SHOW:my topic is Using Truth to Find Freedom From PainYou 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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Strength

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

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

Simple but not easy. Okay, but WHY?

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

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

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

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

It was exhausting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come jump start with me this weekend!

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

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

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

Forgive & Be Free LIVE ONLINE VIDEO Workshop

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

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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God’s Got This

Friday, December 7th, 2018

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

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

I don’t know what anything is for.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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My Birthday Prayer 2018

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here now to contribute your support!

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

We bless each other and we bless the world!

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

Thank you for sharing and caring!

IMPORTANT: Note the time change – today – 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific, 7pm UK

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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Gods Amazing Grace

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am most grateful for my awareness of Spirit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where once I was lost, now I AM found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Letting Go of False Beliefs (Part 2 of 3)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

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

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

It’s the “smarty pants effect.”

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

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

What IS healing?

Love.

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

Love is ALL. Love is the All in all.

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

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

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

What does changing our mind REALLY mean?

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

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

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

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

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

Been there, done that and had ENOUGH!

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

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

Here’s why this happens:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s willingness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

So, we find ourselves in this stinky sandwich.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Spiritual Liberation

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

At School One, I really began to LEARN.

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

Learning HOW to learn HOW to learn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would you be willing to see the good in everything?

That’s what it takes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Faith

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

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

Depression is a lot like that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And, we may not understand why.

I watched myself do it.

I would bounce back and forth.

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

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

And I’m so, so, so glad for it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get it?

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness is the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My Little Willingness

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I AM Blessed

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

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

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

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

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

It’s so clear to me now!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prayer Works

Friday, September 21st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ask to Receive

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hurricane

Friday, September 14th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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