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The Key to Having More Time (Part 3 of 3)

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

As we all know, there’s the decision that we make and actually keep, and then there are the empty statements and promises that have no meaning except to keep us stuck in the ego.

When we keep our word and honor our decisions, we are tapping into our heart power.

I decided to really dedicate myself to being loving, and that changed my life. The decision was not just a wish or a hope, it was a commitment.

I had lots of lapses and transgressions, but I didn’t give up on my goal, because I had made a decision that I was going to live a life of Love.

As I said in Part 2 of this series, A Course in Miracles tells us that our success – in whatever area – is 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 again, and this time we can choose to heal our mind about it, and know the truth that is our Freedom.

Again, it’s about the decision. Our decisions are a point of power for us.

Let me tell you about a conversation I had with one of my dear friends.

I asked him, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year?”

My friend knew the answer right away.

It was about tackling an issue he’d been avoiding. If he could do that, it would help him in his business (and his personal finances) in about 10 different ways.

His particular issue is something that we’ve talked about no less than 25 times in the last three years. It’s something that has really bothered him, and until I asked him that question – he didn’t realize how much this issue was disturbing his Peace.

When he saw that, and saw what a difference it would make to his ENTIRE YEAR, that was an mind-opener.

And, because he’s such a good friend and I’m a professional Spiritual Counselor, we talked a bit about what the core issue really is, and then I said, “Why don’t you just get that handled right away, so we don’t ever talk about it again, and you can free up all that energy to live how you’d really like to live?”

He immediately took action, and by the end of the day had hired someone to help him and had a plan to resolve the issue. Just like that.

That, my friend, is the power of decision.

We didn’t spend a lot of time trying to understand the issue, where it came from, and the root cause. He simply decided that it was a non-issue from now on. He was ready to have the healing. He was willing to take inspired action.

Whenever we’d talked about it in the last few years, my friend had said the issue was about time – he didn’t have enough time to focus on it and resolve it. Sometimes it was about money, and not wanting to pay to get it resolved by an expert. So, he was procrastinating.

Isn’t that what we do?

We drag our feet about taking the steps to do the things that will actually improve the quality of our lives, and we have all these excuses.

It’s all old B.S. (belief system).

All the delays and dysfunction of excuses are all related to the same thing. And, it’s not rocket science, but it SEEMS deeply rooted because we are identified with the dysfunction.

It can all change in an instant.

It’s an issue almost all of us are working with, but many of us aren’t working on it directly. And that’s why I offer the classes I do, so we can all become as willing as my friend and have our breakthroughs, and stop delaying our happiness.

This is why I have so much to share.

Because I’ve learned methods that work in supporting people to be willing and to have their breakthroughs, change their minds, have their healing, and put the painful patterns of the past behind them, so they’re not continuing to repeat year after year. With a little bit of support, my friend decided not to repeat the pattern that he’d been stuck in for years.

It’s so beautiful when I see someone make that decision to do something different, rather than continue managing and coping like they’ve been doing for years.

My friend’s decision will change not only his life, but also his family’s lives, in many ways. Because he’s taking better care of himself, his family will see and feel that, and they’ll learn from it, too. He will be more lighthearted all year next year because he’s made this choice out of Love for himself.

Because people keep repeating the past, instead of learning from their experiences, they begin to feel like they’re wasting their lives. And that’s a painful place to be in.

I used to feel like I didn’t have enough time, energy or money to live the life I desired. I felt really stuck in that mindset. AND I felt like it was happening to me.

Like my friend, I reached a point where I saw what I was doing, and I was willing to make a decision to re-prioritize my happiness and put my happiness at the top of the list.

So let me ask you, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year next year?”

If you know what it is, do you have a plan to do it?

If you don’t know what it is, would you LIKE to have a plan to figure it out, and then actually do it, releasing all resistance and reluctance and having your breakthrough?

So many people think they’re not living the life they desire because they don’t have enough time, energy or money. And that thought is really limiting and, quite frankly, for most of us it’s overwhelming. And that’s the point.

The thought of lacking in all three areas: time, energy and money, is so debilitating that most people just don’t know what to do so, they just carry on managing and coping. We feel certain we’ll fail, so we don’t even try. It all just seems TOO BIG for us to handle.

But, it’s not true. Spirit doesn’t know anything about failure.

It’s about tapping into the power of Spirit, and that’s something I know a lot about.

I’d love to help you prove to yourself that you can tap into the power of Love to live a life that’s truly fulfilling.

I like to share step-by-step methods that have been proven to work. I’ve seen them work, even with people who are so reluctant that they’re convinced they’ll fail. Spirit is so powerful!

I know what it takes to help you get your breakthrough, and that’s what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course.

People often come into Masterful Living with a desire for more money, better relationships, a better connection to God, overcoming self-doubt, fear & worry.

They often believe they don’t have enough time, energy, or money to commit and do the work successfully but, time and time again, they are surprised to discover that they do have it. They experience miracles they NEVER thought could happen to them because they were willing.

They trusted the proven system and followed the steps of hundreds of people who have gone before them, got the loving support of a like-minded community and guidance from me, and the results were beyond what they thought was possible.

When I signed up for Masterful Living, my intention was to deepen my connection with God. I had no idea the transformation & support I would receive from the community & doing the work. My life is completely different! My relationship with my hubby has deepened, my career changed, & I feel I’m being a more loving presence in the world. What a blessing this year has been. Thank you God & thank you Rev. Jennifer! – Linda from PA

I was nervous, and frightened and really full of self-doubt whether or not I could even make it through a month of Masterful Living. But after doing Finding Freedom, I realized that I did not want to play small anymore. My year has been unfolding and miraculous. I have learned to turn self-medication to Self-Love. Although things are not perfect, I feel that I am supported, and I am so grateful for Jennifer. She helped me through those times of doubt. I thought, I’m not going to do this perfectly, I’m going to do such a bad job that I’m just going to fall out, or I’m not going to have time. There is No part of Masterful Living that says you’re doing a bad job. So, if you’re thinking, should I do it? It’s totally worth it. – Deb from California

Masterful Living truly transforms lives. If you’ve ever found a single class helpful, imagine what you could do in a year, supported by a loving community who won’t let you give up and will help you continue when you hit that point that has been stopping you from healing.

Wouldn’t that be a game-changer?

If it feels as though you can never heal it or get a breakthrough. I’m here to tell you that Spirit can do what we don’t feel we can do. I’ve done it and so have many of the people in Masterful Living.

No matter what your circumstance is, if you’re willing, you can get a breakthrough. Even if you think you don’t have the time, energy or money.

If you’ve been considering what to do as your next step in 2019, I highly encourage you to consider signing up for an Exploratory Call with one of the folks who have taken Masterful Living and who are able to talk with you and answer your questions.

The people who do the Exploratory Calls are in my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program, and so they’re counselors who can answer your questions in a meaningful way, and take time with you to look at whether or not Masterful Living with me in 2019 is right for you now. They are there to support you in making the best choices for yourself. They are there only to be truly helpful, and there’s no cost to you.

If you even have the smallest twinge that Masterful Living could help you, do yourself a favor and book an Exploratory Call. If nothing else, you’ll get Clarity on your next step whether or not the answer is Masterful Living.

I’m here to support your healing and growth, and I’d love 2019 to be the year you finally feel free!

If this topic I’ve been sharing over the last couple of days speaks to you, and you’d like more support, consider watching my class, Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money. It’s available for instant download.

It will not only give you tips & tools that you can use immediately, it will give you a taste of what participating in yearlong Masterful Living Course would be like! Click here to get the download.

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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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Claim Your Healing!

Monday, November 12th, 2018

If you feel bothered by anything that’s happening in your life, there’s an opportunity for you to both have a healing and be a healing presence. Any kind of upset is an opportunity to claim healing and share healing – or, we can choose to repeat the past and learn through suffering.

In the daily spiritual practice of nonviolence, our own inner accuracy is required. We’ve all been fooled by our own ego’s false identification with lack and limitation – convinced that we’re motivated by Spirit, when really we’re trying to manipulate someone or get something from them.

It can be surprisingly easy to be persuaded to adapt another person’s ego-perspective. Sometimes all it takes is the sound of a car horn blaring for us to lose our spiritual sovereignty and allow a sense of discord to overtake us. In a split-second, we can abdicate our entire spiritual practice and feel momentarily lost.

Fortunately, our practice can just as easily be lovingly resumed. It’s a choice. We cultivate the ability to choose Love. We develop the ability to accurately recognize Love guiding us and leading us, and not be fooled by the ego’s grasping, needing, wanting and craving.

In seeking the Kingdom first, we’re intending to get to the place within ourselves where we can experience any situation and be unmoved from our inner center of Peace. When we can do that, then we can be of service to others.

In THE PRINCIPLES OF HEALING, H.B. Jeffery writes, “… let us suppose that there is only one singer in a whole choir who has the proper note and key, and that all the rest are off key. If that one will keep to the true key and tempo, ignoring all the rest and singing correctly, they will all swing into the right way and soon be together with that one. This will happen, not because the true singer has given any attention to their lack of musical accuracy, but because he has kept his own accuracy, because he has maintained his knowledge and his expression of the principle of music.”

And so it is with the practice of Love. If we can but hold our own accuracy, we can shift all of those around us. This has been proven by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha and countless others. Today I seek to add my own name to the list of those who stand firm in their practice of Love by living from my own inner spiritual accuracy.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with a rollback price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

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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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Success & Happiness

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

There’s success from the perspective of Spirit and success from the view of ego. I’ve had ego successes that were failures of Spirit. I got the thing I wanted, needed and was craving. And, for that brief moment, I was so happy.

I was happy because I had what I thought I wanted. What I had, I thought, would make me happy.

HOW WRONG I WAS. There, I said it! And, I learned from it. I made the same error so many times, I finally decided to learn from it.

I used to reject my blessings because I didn’t understand what true success was.

Can your relate? Of course you can! This is part of the human experience – but let’s not pass it on to the next generation. Let’s teach only Love and have a healing experience, starting NOW!

It’s never too late to be happy.

Spirit knows what will make us happy. Let’s put Spirit in charge.

Someday, it may be that no one will remember Madonna or Tom Cruise. Franklin Pierce was President of the United States of America for 4 years, and I’ll bet you cannot name one thing he did that is noteworthy or what was happening during his presidency.

If we define success by something outside of us, then we’re missing the opportunity to experience true and lasting success. What is success to you? What do you really value most?

Often, people define success as something achieved on the outside. Success in the world is what most people think of. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course we redefine what success means to us – and it means release from suffering, awakening awareness, feeling more free and more masterful day-by-day. We define success as permanent healing.

Success in the world is always illusory. Even if you build the tallest building, someone might decide to fly a plane into it and send it crashing to the ground, making of it a monument to hurt and anger.

Even if you win the Academy Award for Best Actor like Paul Muni or Paul Scofield for spectacularly brilliant performances (seriously, brilliant work) – people might completely forget you ever existed, and that your accomplishment ever happened. And would it make any difference if we did remember?

The only thing we can take with us from this human life is our awareness. What is your focus now? Are you placing your attention on something that has lasting value? If not, then is it a surprise that you don’t feel successful? It’s not rocket science. It’s actually so very simple. Love is the thing that brings fulfillment. We can Love OURSELVES and find that fulfillment.

What I love about the power of an effective spiritual practice is that you can immediately start to feel successful. With a very simple spiritual practice, you can change your life from messy to miraculous. Are you willing? Consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2019. We’re going to rock our transformation next year, and we’re starting now!

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.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – 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.

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 on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Awaken to Love

Friday, November 9th, 2018

I feel honored to have been asked to participate in an A Course in Miracles online conference with 100 speakers, and that includes just about every ACIM teacher you’ve ever heard of including Gary & Cindy Renard, Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, Marianne Williamson and a whole bunch more.
We begin this Sunday, November 11 and I’ll be speaking on that day at 8pm Eastern.

Los Angeles 5:00pm ♥ Chicago 7:00pm ♥ New York 8:00pm ♥
London 1:00 am  (next day) ♥ Germany 2:00 am (next day) ♥
Sydney 12:00 pm (next day) ♥ Hong Kong 9:00 am (next day) ♥

This online conference has no cost, it’s our gift to you, and so I invite you to go and grab your spot now.
Awaken to Love – A Global Celebration” with nearly 100 speakers, in several languages, and thousands of participants, offers daily live events, a 24/7 lounge where you can meet others, and much more…

If you’d like to celebrate our awakening, if you’d like to meet like-minded spirits,
if you wish to join with others and share the celebration of awakening to Love, please join us and join me on Sunday. I’ll be sharing some tips for Forgiveness – the topic of the season!

One of the conference’s mottos is:

We cannot go home alone – so let’s celebrate going together!

I love the energy and enthusiasm of the organizer, Armin Rott, and I believe you will too!

Plus, one of our BELOVED Masterful Living Course members from Germany, Barbara Fromm, is one of the teachers! Yay, Barbara!

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.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – 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.

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 on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Prayer for Divine Right Action

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Let’s REALLY be the change we’d like to see in our family, in our neighborhood, in our workplace in our heart. For myself, the key has been to hold a vision of Love, and to release all grievances, and to put my attention on that – rather than trying to figure out what to do in the world of form.

I am a spiritual activist. I work at the level of the mind. Like my teachers– Jesus, Gandhi, King, and St. Francis, I take inspired action, but I start with prayer, with partnering UP, with releasing the judgments and opinions that could cloud my vision.

Holding a vision for a peaceful world is no joke. It’s a life’s purpose.

There’s so much power in holding a vision. Just think how many billions of people on this planet know these words, who said them, why, and what it meant to the entire world:

“I have a dream …”

King had a vision. It’s the vision of Freedom ringing through our hearts, our minds, our nation and the world. Freedom from tyranny, injustice and prejudice. The Freedom to fully Love and accept our brothers and sisters.

When we’re trying to change the world through working only in the visible, we will tire easily and accomplish much less than those who take inspired action.

Inspired action comes from our loving heart holding a vision of the highest and best for all.

Today, I intend to attend a local rally to protect the Mueller investigation, and I plan to go as a holder of Peace and Light.

Now is the time for us to fully commit to do what we came here for – hold the highest and best for EVERYONE, release all patterns of lack and attack, and stand in the Light of Love. This is our purpose.

Being truly helpful starts in the mind and ripples outward. Our time is now!

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.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – 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.

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 on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Did you know that Halloween is thought to be a Celtic celebration of the eve of All Saints Day, which is November 1st? All Souls Day is November 2nd. People would bake “soul cakes” and share them as a blessing, and this evolved into our practice of trick or treating.

People dressed in costumes to avoid being recognized by souls who had died but were still wandering the earth. By wearing a costume, people wouldn’t be recognizable as human, and would be unbothered by the wandering “ghosts.” Like many holidays and holy days, the traditions shift, change and, especially in America, they become commercialized to the nth degree.

I’ve always loved Halloween – particularly the opportunity to get creative and make a costume. This year, I’m going as a Violet Flame Queen.

I love to play games and have fun with my nephews and niece, my goddaughter and her sister, with friends and family. I enjoy arts and craft,s and I like playing games, too.

One of the things I appreciate about having children in my life is, we can be sure to make time to get creative and playful. Kids love to do things like dancing spontaneously and jumping on the bed. You don’t have to be particularly talented to have a great time getting crafty with kids. That’s the beauty of it! That’s what playing is all about. It’s not about getting it perfect.

This past weekend, I was carving pumpkins with my nephew, Mikey and my sister-in-law, Debbie and we had a great time. I’ve been carving pumpkins with my niece and nephews for many years, and it’s always about having fun.

We aren’t going for the most creative or artistic pumpkin. We’re all about enjoying the journey. Honestly, I don’t think we would enjoy the end result any more if we had created some kind of fantastic masterpiece. After all, it’s just going to get moldy and eaten by the squirrels after a week of sitting out on the porch.

It’s like making a sand mandala, a sand castle, or baking a beautiful pie. The Joy is in the expression of Creativity BECAUSE it is a spiritual quality, and when we are creative, then we’re expressing our divinity. It’s not about preserving the end result. It’s about tapping into our GodSelf, which is our Creative Self.

We can be creative in SO MANY areas of life, if we choose to be. It’s about letting Spirit flow through us, and not getting hung up on comparisons. Compare and despair. Comparisons aren’t needed.

What can you do to make Halloween even a little bit more creative this year?

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You Always Get What You Want

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Yes, that’s the truth– if you’re willing to see with God’s eyes. Ego tells us, “You can’t handle the truth!” But that is not true.

There is a perfection embedded in the very essence of Life, and it’s known to us as Grace.

Grace is the most amazing thing, more spectacular than any great magician or stunt daredevil. Grace refreshes and renews.

If we’re willing, we can begin to remember to laugh at what has been so challenging and difficult. With that laughter, we can expand our willingness to live fully enveloped in God’s unerring and unending Grace.

Why wouldn’t we?
We don’t have to earn it.
It’s ours already!

So amazing, right?

When we’re willing to recognize, to “re-cognize” that we always get what we want, we can start to experience something beyond the endless wanting, craving and needing.

Let’s go for it!
Let’s ALLOW the Grace of God to permeate our awareness and demonstrate in our life!

If you feel bereft of goodness and Grace, ask for it.
Ask to be shown, to be told, to have it revealed.

Have the courage to own that maybe you really did, for some crazy hidden reason, want what you have that you don’t actually like. It’s a crazy world, and crazy stuff happens until we’re done with it.

We are laying the burden down!

We are willing to offer up all resistance and all blocks.
There is a Light within us that can never go out, and that Light knows the way!

Our willingness is all that’s required.

Good news! Masterful Living 2019 registration is coming soon!
Let’s commit to doing the deeper work together and raising our vibration to the heights!

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Authenticity

Monday, October 29th, 2018

When I was struggling and was really judgmental I had a lot of Self-Love issues, a lot of self-judgments and I mostly felt that I wasn’t good enough. One of the biggest issues for me was that I felt I had to keep parts of myself hidden because they were so unlovable. I was ashamed of my unhealed self.

I felt a lot like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.

I truly believed there was something wrong with me, and so, of course, I wanted to keep that hidden. I felt that I was too much, too opinionated and outspoken and not outspoken enough, too mean and too nice, too angry and too passive, too giving and too generous.

It was a crazy-thought overload.

I often felt that my personality, my being, my body, my “everything” was not lovable.

I felt I was valuable for what I could accomplish and do for others.

Therefore, being authentic was terrifying. I was working really hard to keep my “true” self hidden, because I judged my true self as being ugly, bad and wrong.

At the same time, I thought I was better than everyone else. More ego insanity!!!!

Now, that I’ve been actively, intently practicing non-judgment, every day for more than a decade, I have to laugh! There’s hardly a day that goes by that someone doesn’t tell me how much they appreciate my authenticity. Literally, almost every day, people tell me they love my authentic sharing – that I don’t pretend to be different than I am. I just put it out there.

So, I’ve learned the power of both non-judgment and authenticity.

I LOVE people who are transparent and authentic. It takes courage and Self-Love.

It’s important to understand that being authentic and transparent doesn’t mean sharing all your opinions and judgments directed at others. Attacking others is not authentic at all – it’s pure ego, which isn’t authentic. It’s completely false.

Authenticity requires humility, compassion, kindness, and humor. And, in my Masterful Living Course, we’re really learning to see, know, and share our authentic Self. It’s really quite remarkable how much we come to Love and appreciate each other JUST AS WE ARE.

I’m grateful I didn’t give up all those years ago, but instead made my commitment to non-judgment and true humility. I’m still becoming more my true Self, every day, and it’s an amazing, miraculous journey of LOVE. I’m so glad we’re taking the journey together!

Thank you for traveling alongside me!!

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Safety

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Life presents such wonderful learning opportunities. Sometimes we reject them, and sometimes we accept them. I’d like to accept them all with ease, grace, and willingness.

I had an interesting experience a couple of years ago. I was going to be driving from Maine to New Jersey, and I had a strong feeling that it wasn’t safe. I knew that I didn’t have to worry or wonder — I could take spiritual action. After all, I’d just taught 11 classes in the Living A Course in Miracles series all about taking spiritual action.

Prayer is a powerful spiritual action to take! So, of course, I called upon my Prayer Partners via Facebook to pray for me to have ease, grace and safety all the way. (Thank you for answering the call!)

In my own prayer practice, before getting in the car, I envisioned my journey as being safe, easy and graceful the entire way. In my mind’s eye, I saw a tunnel of royal blue light (the energy of Divine Will) tunnel filled with violet light (the energy of Freedom) and I saw myself driving through that tunnel safely to my destination.

I also got the insight to call upon Ganesha, the Hindu God, who is the remover of obstacles. I’ve had AMAZING and MIRACULOUS experiences calling upon beloved Ganesha to assist me in removing obstacles. Obstacles are not as big as they appear in the mirror of life.

At first I saw Ganesha going before my car and clearing the path, but then I realized he would rather lift and fly my car safely all the way. That was a very valuable realization! Yes!

I had an easy and beautiful drive, except for one point when, for a few minutes, there was a very strange, strong and almost tornado-like storm that had dark clouds with reaching tendrils, lots of leaves whipping furiously in circles, and drenching rain – but it didn’t last long, and everyone around me was safe.

When there’s a worry, we don’t do nothing. We take spiritual action, and remember that all healing is at the level of the mind, including the removal of ALL obstacles.

Our mind IS the Mind of God, so why entertain something we don’t wish to happen? We pray to know the truth, and to have a path of ease and grace.

Now is the time for us to pray, and pray, and pray, and keep our mind staid on Love & Light, so that we can all safely fly over the battleground of life in the density of form to an awareness of our Divinity, and the Divinity of ALL life! Amen!

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Effects

Friday, October 26th, 2018

We have the power to change our lives,and to change other people’s lives, by being helpful to them. Over and over again in class, we talk about how profoundly healing it is to simply be loving with ourselves and each other.

It’s amazing how much power there can be in what seems like a small choice, to be kind or generous – or not. Sometimes we don’t wish to acknowledge how much power we have. As strange as it seems, it can feel as though having power is frightening.

It can seem like a small choice to be rude to someone, to withhold Love or kindness. It can seem like such a small choice to let someone go ahead of you, or to take a breath and be a little more patient. It can seem insignificant to choose to avoid smiling at someone, or to ignore someone, rather than acknowledge them as you pass on the street.

There is no “big” or “small” in God. There’s only a choice for Love or a choice for separation. There’s only the choice to recognize that Oneness is everything or to treat it as nothing.

So many choices each day seem so small. They seem insignificant. And yet, in Truth, not one of them is.

If I could choose again, for every “small choice” of separation that I’ve made, my life would be entirely and COMPLETELY different. I would have avoided SO MUCH suffering.

Spiritual practice is a living practice of choosing Love.
It is a discipline of Love.
It is a devotion to cultivating the awareness of Unity.
It is achieved, moment by moment, in the tiniest of choices.
I’m so glad I know this now.

This is why I am writing this – to remind myself that there’s nothing more important than extending Love from my heart to yours, affirming the Oneness. This is why I record a prayer each day – so we can experience the healing power of prayer together.

This week on my radio show, my topic was Healing the Habit of Feeling Dissatisfied and I could feel how impactful it was for people who haven’t even heard it yet. I often feel that. Time and space are an illusion, and our smallest choices ripple throughout the Universe.

Thank you for being my Prayer Partner today. YOU are my answered prayer! What a blessing to extend Love to each other, every day!

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Unshakeable & Unbotherable

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

I was so fearful – but not anymore! I used to get so flustered and so angry. It helped me discover that underneath anger is always fear.

I could easily be sarcastic and downright mean. My insecurities would show up as aggression and passive aggressiveness. I was a hot mess! The Peace I experience now is not 100%, but it’s MOST of the time, and that’s worth everything to me!

One of the most valuable things I’ve learned as a spiritual student is to hold the high watch for that which I desire, and not to give in to negativity. I’m not yet perfect at it, but I AM getting closer. I’m fired UP! I’m ready to GO for GOD!

It seems as though these are the times when things are being shaken up. When that happens, we must have an unshakeable Faith in God’s Goodness.

But I’m not shakeable now,
because I know the truth.
And the truth is:

Light will always prevail. ALWAYS.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
And fear is no-thing.
Fear is ONLY our Faith misplaced.

There is nothing to fear.
If you fear anything, then you’re giving it the energy to call it into being.
Don’t feed the darkness of your fear.
Don’t feed that wolf.

Let this be the time in our life that we decide to become SO FOCUSED on the Light that we cannot see anything else! Why delay that decision? Let the moment be now.

The darkness isn’t real.
Only Love is real.
Only Light is real.
Why focus on the shadow when it has no power, and it is not even real?

Let’s not give the darkness room in our mind or our heart.

Let’s not allow hate or despair.
Let’s learn to be “unbotherable”.
Not unfeeling, but holding a higher view above the battlefield.

If we need to take a moment to cry, to let our feelings be felt – that’s good. That’s helpful.

Our feelings point us in the direction of our beliefs.

Let’s remember, ALL feelings of upset are born of believing something that’s not actually true. Why entertain thoughts that aren’t true? Rather than invest in them, we let them die.

There might be two major political parties in the United States, but there aren’t two powers. There’s only ONE power and that power is Love. That’s why the name of this ministry is Power of Love Ministry.

One thing we know about the a bully is they like to stir things from the bottom. A bully likes to stir up the fear and hatred that people have. They like to feed the angry wolf. It makes them feel powerful.

And I know a lot about feeding the angry wolf, because I could be a bully. I used to feel like an angry, pushy, hurt, frightened person who was very defensive, and offensive, and attacking.

And what I learned was, it’s exhausting.
It’s also not fruitful.
And, it doesn’t foster growth.

And so, I know, absolutely, the bully can’t last. Bullies are always self-defeating in the end.
It has to shift and change, because it will just exhaust itself.

I serve the Light.
And I intend to keep serving the Light.
My life will only improve because I have more Clarity and more compassion every day.
I invite you, however you feel, about this coming U.S. election, to give yourself the time you need to feel your feelings, and sort them out, and then dedicate yourself to remembering the truth that is your Freedom and the Freedom of all people.

Today is the final day to register for my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp class.

When we don’t have Peace, it’s because of our beliefs, attachments and thinking. We can change that. I know. I’ve changed SO MUCH of my beliefs and thinking. I’m not the person I once was.

I’ve changed SO MUCH that I really do feel at Peace, and I’m excited about what’s to come. I can feel the healing that is being brought forth. I feel it, and I am ready to bring it forth!

Let’s do it together and let truth be revealed!

Love can never fail – Love will prevail!

Now is the time for us to get with the spiritual program of Love and Light that is calling us to a life of Peace and Joy! I’m so glad we’re doing it together! If you’d like help with being “unbotherable” and unshakeable – check out my Finding Freedom From Fear bootcamp. The only thing that can shake us is fear – and fear is often a habit that can be replaced with Freedom. Doing it together is SO much easier than doing it on our own. Also, it’s more fun!

Clear steps in how to release attachments are some of the healing practices that are part of my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp. Doing these practices, my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day. This is what I’d like to share with anyone who is willing to do the work with me. Let’s do it now!

TODAY: Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles STARTS TODAY! My Finding Freedom From Fear class is a powerful and productive way to breakthrough limitations, and heal your relationships. If you’d like a tried and true step-by-step method to deepen your spiritual practice, get on track and finish this year feeling great – check out my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class! Click here now to learn more.

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Celebrate

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

I used to notice so many of my daily failures, and feel dejected and hopeless. I realized that a better strategy was to celebrate my victories.

I learned that there’s no extra charge in life to celebrate every little victory. Celebrate when you notice that you’re now able to be patient with the telemarketer. Celebrate that you’re able to be kind to the person who is belligerent. Celebrate when you realize you were compassionate with the person who seems to have no compassion. Celebrate when you make a higher choice.

I feel it’s so valuable for us to learn to celebrate when we make more loving choices. Our celebration is a recognition that we’re succeeding, and that’s encouraging. It starts a new pattern. It’s deeply healing.

I really like that victory pose with arms up in a “V” for victory. No longer am I the victim of the ego. I AM is victorious now!

I feel so grateful that we can change our minds, heal our hearts, reboot our relationships – forgiveness makes the most extraordinary healing possible, and we can celebrate our willingness to let the past go, as well as our ability to take no offense in the present moment.

Any day that we can celebrate, even a little bit more Love and kindness, is a day we’re able to have healing and be a benefit to others, and that is a day of victory! I am always victorious when I can be more loving.

The very fact that I really do have the ability to change my mind, no matter how tough things are, is a great thing to celebrate every single day!

Cheers to us! Yay, God!

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

SATURDAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop next 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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Absolute Abundance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

For so long, I was living in lack, and I worried about money a lot. It was a constant theme in my life. As a spiritual counselor, I frequently counseled people who were worried about money, and there were times that I felt like a fraud because I, too, was worried about money. Worry, worry, worry.

It took me until I was really willing to put my attention on seeking the Kingdom first before things changed for me. Once I put my attention on returning to an awareness of the truth, and putting every other thing after that in my priorities, then things began to change for me.

I know, absolutely, that my financial flow changed because of the forgiveness I did. I had to forgive others that I blamed for my financial issues. I had to let go of the meaning I made of things. And, I had to forgive myself for my choices, most especially the choice to blame others.

I also had to shift my focus from thoughts of lack and limitation to thoughts of being grateful for the Unity of all life.

I had to consciously choose to become receptive, and allow myself to receive.

I had to confront my belief that money was the root of all evil, and realize that money has no power– it’s inert. It’s how we hold things in our mind that shapes our lives.

I became aware that, in past lives, I’d taken vows of poverty that were still operating in my awareness. I gave them up to Spirit for healing, and they were healed.

The forgiveness changed things for me permanently.

Then, I had to become really truly fiscally responsible. Of course, it was all preparation for the work I do now, running a non-profit organization and managing all the finances of everything.

One shift in my awareness led to another and another.

I feel so strongly that it started with forgiveness, and then the next step was being receptive, and the next step was shifting from affirming limitations constantly to affirming abundance constantly.

Everything is related. No matter how much we compartmentalize things, there’s no separation on any level – everything is connected ALL of the time.

That can seem like a burden, but it’s actually a wonderful thing!

Because everything is connected– every thought, every being, every choice– we are living in the “butterfly effect”. We can change one thought and change our whole lives.

Can you feel the truth in that?
The ego thought system denies it, but it’s still true.

We cannot hold a resentment against one person and not have it affect our whole life.
Every choice we make for Love affects our whole life.

Every moment we choose how we will serve– with Love or without.

Because of forgiveness, I am free.
I AM so grateful that every moment counts!

Retreats start next weekend!
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!

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey. My next retreats and more are all listed here on my Events page.

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Non-judgment Day

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

I can remember so many years heading into the winter solstice, with the days getting consistently shorter. My birthday, the holidays, and the winter itself, would bring a certain kind of feeling similar to PTSD for what I’d experienced in the past.

I used to go into the holidays EXPECTING to be disappointed. I used to anticipate that I’d be revisiting the same painful hurts and memories as previous years.

I would look for the offenses and upsets that matched my experience in the past so, I could reinvigorate the painful meaning I’d made of things in the past. And then, I’d get to be right all over again.

Not happy, but right.

Can you relate?
I’ve found this is a common theme for people, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere it starts now. In the USA, we have Thanksgiving at the end of November, and this year it’s on my birthday. Thanksgiving is the biggest family holiday we have. The day before is always the biggest single travel day in the USA all year long.

So many triggers, so little time.

But, I have a different experience now.
First of all, it’s been years since there was pain and upsets at the holidays in my life.

I used to visit family, and after 3 days I’d start to feel sad and depressed.
What was wrong with me?
Why did I keep doing this to myself?
Why did I keep thinking that I could stay for a week, when I would start to feel depressed after just a few days?
Why did I keep repeating the same madness, expecting a new experience?

And on and on.

Here’s what changed everything for me: Taking responsibility.

As part of my deciding not to be focused on judging, complaining, constantly criticizing, and looking for problems, I began to start to look for ways to extend compassion and kindness.

When offense was taken, I committed to being the one who would go first and make amends.

I stopped taking everything personally, because I started to see all my attacks on others were more about me than about them.

And then, as my mind started becoming more kind and loving, I began to see that none of my attacks were about them, and ALL of them were about me.

None of this happened over night.
It was slow and gradual change, over years.

But the super cool thing is, that I realized every change I made rippled out to my family and friends. I could be the one who decided whether or not I was pissed off and hurt. The upset couldn’t happen without my agreement!

It was me. I was the one I had to forgive for having made my life into a portal to hell.

I studied spirituality for nearly 20 years, feeling that truth was an ever-illusive mystery that I just couldn’t get to. For me, truth was just beyond one more door that I was trying to pry open. I was looking outside myself for insight, thinking that an intellectual approach would bring me what I was looking for, because my intellect had always (or so I thought!) helped me in the past.

I’d figured out my problems in the past.
I could figure out how to get connected to Spirit.
I didn’t know that the intellect is a tool of the ego.

But, through my deep desire of the heart to truly know Spirit, and to truly break free of pain and suffering, I was led and guided. It was ONLY my willingness that helped me to see through the bushes and brambles of ego blocks and subterfuge.

I now LOVE this time of year, for a whole new set of reasons! Check this out:

From September into January, I get to have 1-on-1 appointments with all the folks who are in my year-long Masterful Living Course. When we talk early in the year, things are challenging. It’s not so easy. People are looking deeply into their patterns and habits to eliminate the causes of suffering. Some people experience it with a lot of Joy and Freedom, but not all. Some begin having many miracles all at once. But, that’s not true for everyone. Some folks find it super challenging, and they are heroic in their not giving up.

I’ve been having 1-on-1’s with the folks in this community for weeks now, and it’s such a pleasure. By now, most people are telling me their successes in how this year has been so life-changing for them. They’re telling me how differently they feel about themselves and their life. They tell me stories of marriages that are experiencing a rebirth of Love, and relationships with family that are getting better every day. They’re looking forward to doing the holidays differently.

And, because we have people who continue doing the work together with me and the community for years, I get to celebrate the long term AMAZING transformation of their lives, careers, families, finances and more.

When someone is absolutely convinced that they are unlovable,
and now they know it’s not true,
that changes every minute
of every day
of the rest of their lives –
and for those around them as well.

I love listening to someone share how they made a decision to do something differently in their workplace, because they just wanted to be nicer to the people in their lives. Over the course of a year, their shifts change the entire culture of their workplace. Then, their co-workers take home a different attitude, and they share that with their family. Their children take that with them to school, and then the other kids in their class take that home to their family, and that’s how the world changes.

ACIM says: Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.

It works!

That’s why I’m committed to proving it.

I absolutely LOVE the last third of the year. It’s four months of reaping the rewards and celebrating the benefits. They aren’t dark months, anymore. There’s nothing to fear, anymore. It’s win-win all the way!

Yesterday, I got this idea, and I’d like to share it with you and see what you think.

I feel guided to propose that this Power of Love community create a community newsletter or digital bulletin board where people share their challenges and their successes.

In Masterful Living, we hear the most AMAZING miracles and transformations on a regular basis, but we keep it pretty contained because we have strong confidentiality in order to support a sense of feeling really safe within the community.

If you’re not in class with me, would you like to hear what people are doing, and learn from them and their stories?

If you’re in class, would you be willing to share your experiences and stories?

In this day and age, we can make audios, videos, poems, collages and all kinds of ways to express our stories of healing and victory of Spirit. Fun!

No matter how it looks on the surface, and in the news, Love IS being revealed, and we can put more focus on celebrating that, especially now as we’re heading to the holidays.

What do you feel you’d like?

Retreats start next weekend! 
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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Choice

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

It’s the time of Instant Karma. There’s no doubt about that. If you watch the political news on a regular basis, you can see that people’s choices that are less than kind and compassionate come back to them pretty swiftly. People can still lie, cheat, steal and disrespect others, but the consequences come pretty quickly.

What is karma? As A Course in Miracles student, I’m aware that ACIM doesn’t discuss karma, although it does talk about reincarnation. Here’s my understanding of karma and, if you have a different one, please share in the comments section below.

I experience karma as the residue of the decisions I’ve made in the past. It can be my loving choices or my fearful choices. It’s all karma. I can feel that I made many negative, fearful, unloving, and unforgiving choices in my past– this life and prior lives– and those choices were all decisions.

My decisions from the past appeared to become my belief system. Beliefs are not true. They are the decisions I made about life. Truth is true, and it’s not a belief. Truth applies to everyone, and is not changeable based on circumstances. Truth is constant. That’s precisely why it’s liberating. Truth is an aspect of God’s Love and Grace.

My decisions that have come my belief system are, in a way, my negative karma – although I don’t actually believe in negative karma, because I do believe what ACIM says– all things work together for good, and there no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego.

My unloving choices come back to me in a way that helps me to learn and choose Love, and I’m grateful for that. Karma is an amazing system that is built on a foundation of Love and grace. It is ALWAYS a blessing – let us receive it that way, and give up this idea of punishment.

God does not punish. Only the ego punishes.

I’m glad to be living in this time. Let all my karma come to me now in a way that is grace-filled and can lift me up to be more loving. I am willing to develop a pristine Clarity that allows me to see every speck of unloving choice, and to course correct myself on a moment-to-moment basis.

I intend and desire to be wholly truthful.
I’m not always completely kind, but I aspire to be.
I ask the Universe to help me to meet my aspiration.

In my experience of life, I have witnessed many hundreds of thousands of opportunities for me to make more loving choices that I’m inclined to make in that moment. I’ve experienced my lessons on a daily basis.

There are days when I felt like a burn victim standing naked in a windstorm, but those are LONG gone. Everything I’ve done, every difficult decision, has helped me to liberate from the haze and fog of my denial of truth. The years that the locusts chomped away on, and left barren, have been given back to me, and I’m enjoying them now.

I am now a happy learner. And, my goal is to simply know and remember the perfect truth of my being that is my liberation.

I’ve learned the Self-Love, that is in my ability to choose, to be compassionate with others. Without that, life is HARD. It’s bone-crushingly difficult, and instant karma is our experience now.

When I think of a judgmental thought, I experience it right away. I feel the energy shift– I stub my toe, I almost fall on the stairs. It used to be that I’d ding my car, I’d break something that was expensive to be replaced, I’d miss my deadline, I’d lose the discount, I’d have to write a letter of apology, or pay for the meal.

Out of Self-Love we can make all of our choices towards EVERYONE filled with kindness and compassion. Then, Spirit’s perfect Grace will flow in our life, and all the painful decisions we’ve made in the past will come back to us, gently, so that we can choose again.

Jesus said it this way: What you do to the least of them, you do to Me.

There is no “other” – we’re One.
What we do to ourselves, we do to Jesus.
What we do to the judger, we do to ourselves and to Jesus.
There’s no escape from the Oneness.

Right now, Judge Kavanaugh is experiencing the revisiting of what he has done to others. Whether he actually did what he’s accused of or not, I don’t know. I believe in people’s innocence. However, this person has made so many choices that were lacking in compassion – his record clearly shows that – and now he’s discovering the hubris of that. He’d like some compassion. I have plenty. And my compassion includes the prayer that Kavanaugh develops the goldmine of true humility, taking responsibility, apologizing and extending kindness. I wish for him what I aspire to myself.

Consider: His job involves the opportunity to punish people or help them. What did he choose, and why?

ACIM teaches us, “Idle wishes and grievances are partners or co-makers in picturing the world you see. The wishes of the ego gave rise to it, and the ego’s need for grievances, which are necessary to maintain it, peoples it with figures that seem to attack you and call for ‘righteous’ judgment. These figures become the middlemen the ego employs to traffic in grievances.” W-73.2.

Let’s not align with ego. Let’s align with something real– Love.

I hold this for myself and everyone, each and every day. Let’s mine that gold, and live with a heart of gold, each and every day! We are the Light, the golden Light of Love, and the darkness has NO POWER.

There is One power, and it is the Power of Love.

Retreats start next weekend!
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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Relief

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

I’ve heard it said that, the reason why our family can push our buttons so easily is because they installed them. Ha ha ha! However, it’s really not true.

It took me a long time to get with the program, but I finally realized that I installed all the buttons, and I can de-install them, too. Each button, each trigger, each internal hot spot, sore spot, and sensitivity is of my own making.

I can remember getting SO triggered, and then blame, blame, blaming it on others. I used to be rattled to my CORE, but no more! I haven’t felt that way in so long, and I’m SO grateful!

It might be past life or this life, but it all comes back to me making decisions to hold onto grievances against myself and others. Those become like land mines in our psyche. Where I used to get so bothered if someone said something negative about me, I can now extend compassion, and I don’t get triggered.

I don’t have those same beliefs about myself, so there’s nothing there to get triggered. That’s true Freedom.

It’s such a RELIEF to not be upset by things all day long.
It’s such a relief to not be afraid and worried on a regular basis.

I honestly never thought I could EVER be consistently peaceful as I am now, and that’s why I encourage you, if you’re not consistently peaceful, do the self-forgiveness work. Devote yourself to it.

I get so inspired by the folks in my Masterful Living classes. This week and last, I’ve been talking with individuals who are having breakthrough after breakthrough. They’ve done the inner work, and they are reaping the rewards. It’s beautiful!

It’s easy to become convinced that it’s not possible for us, that we’re somehow un-redeemable, and stuck in a bad place, but it’s not true, and it’s such a HUGE relief to discover that for ourselves! It’s so important, too, because then we can share the benefits with everyone, and it makes it easier for everyone who goes for it too!

Let’s spread the relief!

1 week until my retreats!
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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Light Has Come

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

A Course in Miracles inspires me, so much, because it is pure truth. There is no opinion in it, at all. It’s just the facts, Ma’am. And, that’s a huge relief. We don’t have to wade through all kinds of fantasy or fiction. It’s all accurate and intentionally helpful.

We can disregard the truth, but the truth reminds us of who we are, and that’s extremely helpful. Some people like to make up their own personal version of the truth. Some people deny the truth. Some run from the truth. I welcome it.

I’ve learned that the truth is my friend and my liberator. ACIM tells us this:

WE are the Kingdom of God.

We have forgotten this, and we’re looking for the Kingdom in all the wrong places and faces.

We cannot find the Kingdom alone– we find it in our finding Unity with our fellow human beings.

The goal of the ACIM curriculum is to realize this, and awaken from the dream of separation to the reality of Unity.

The ego’s goal is to keep us believing in separation, feeling separate, and repeating the same errors and suffering.

It’s our responsibility to put the Holy Spirit in charge.

We are never alone.
We always have help.

There is no other, All is One, help is here now.

The only thing we really need to forgive is our own decision to see others as separate from us, and seeing them as separate, either better or worse.

We forgive through declaring our willingness to remember the truth of perfect Unity. This willingness will undo all of our suffering.

Let’s work on this every day, and bring on the golden age of Enlightenment!

Darkness is over.

Light has come!

10 days until my retreats!
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!

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.

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Miracles & Mysticism

Monday, September 17th, 2018

What is a mystic? What qualifies a person? A mystic is someone who is awake and aware to their direct connection with Spirit. They’re in tune with that Higher Holy Spirit Self and not feeling separate, most of the time.

It’s our nature to have a mystical connection with Spirit. Everything about us is designed to be consciously connected to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, and yet, one of the most frequent questions I get is “how can I feel more connected to God?”

I find that many people are denying their God connections and Spirit promptings. It’s not that they don’t have them, they don’t recognize them.

I’ve really come to LOVE the writings of the great mystics. I’ve found them so helpful and inspiring in helping me to recognize my own mystical connection which grows daily.

This is why I’m SO excited to sponsor a brand new class by Jon Mundy! All great mystics are in tune with the truth, and ACIM is a teaching of pure truth without personality or exceptions. In fact, there are very few books that I read that aren’t written by mystics. Truth is truth, and it’s liberating as well as inspiring!

Jon Mundy has designed a class for us that guides us through a deeper look at the eternal truth that has been shared by the great mystics for ages – so that we can be inspired and uplifted. This is a comprehensive class looking at these great mystical teachers in the context of ACIM:

Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, Theresa of Avila, William Blake, from the Eastern Tradition, Ramana Maharshi, Wei Wu Wei, Nisargadatta, and Ramesh Belsekar, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Underhill and Robert Adams.

Over the years of offering classes with so many different spiritual teachers, I’ve come to really admire Jon Mundy and his truly living these liberating teachings of A Course in Miracles. His personal life experience has taught him so much, and he still has a great sense of humor!

This class starts tomorrow!

Click here to register now and learn more

This class will examine what the mystics see.

  • Why is A Course in Miracles a mystical document?
  • What exactly is mysticism and what is a miracle?
  • Who are some of the “great” mystics?
  • What do the mystics see, hear – and thereby come to know?
  • What are the characteristics of a “true” mystic?
  • What are the basic overlaps and differences between Christianity and the Course?
  • What is the role of the body in Mysticism and Miracles?
  • We’ll talk about some of the things which “mysticism” is not and what “miracles” are not.
  • Why are children often “mystically inclined”?
  • What stimulates the mind to open to the mystical?

These are some great subjects!

If you feel called – register now so you can participate tomorrow!

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Rise

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

This week in Masterful Living people have been talking about how difficult things were in their relationships before they had the tools of transformation. I feel the same way! I’m just finishing up 10-day vacation with my family, and for me, the relationships just keep getting better and stronger. It’s a continuous healing and spiraling up, but I haven’t always felt that way. Just the opposite.

I used to spend much of my family vacation affirming what I did NOT want, and what I did NOT like and drawing painful conclusions that I’d just keep affirming again and again.

I used to regularly consider the idea of never speaking to any of them again. That idea was on a loop in my head for decades. How did I get it out? That’s what I focused on sharing in my classes now. It’s what I share about every week in my radio show.

As A Course in Miracles tells us, our relationships are the very best tool we have for transforming our mind.

It does take a great willingness.
And it so much easier to do it with a group of like-minded souls.

I used to crash and burn so often.
I used to give up so easily.

When I think about it, it’s so crazy that I had the discipline to hold on to a grudge for decades, but not to fee myself from the suffering it caused.

I’d say “I forgive” but I didn’t really mean it because I’d hold onto the judgment and keep energizing it. What I really was HOPING for was that if I said, I FORGIVE, the pain would stop.

Now, I’m SO GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, for my experience! Why? Because I went so low, I can rise so high!

Now, when others are telling me about their challenges, I can really use what I’ve learned to help others rise out of the hole of helplessness that I used to feel.

Yes, we can RISE out of the hole, we don’t have to climb or dig, we can rise.

With great willingness we can be lifted and carried.

It’s all about NOT going it alone anymore.
Suffering in semi-silence, and feeling alone was my thing.

I really didn’t know where to go or what to do in order to rise up. I had to figure it out. I had to rely on Spirit, it just took me a very long time to be willing.

This is a time of ancient patterns coming up to the surface with intensity and healing is happening in our hearts and miracles are demonstrating every where. This is the reason why we’re here at this time. To do our own inner work, to let the past go and bring benefit to all humanity.

We have what it takes!
Spirit cannot and does not fail.
We only fail when we go alone, furthering the belief in separation.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, we succeed when we’re co-workers with God. That’s how we rise up and find the better way. It’s always there for us when we’re willing to see with the eyes of Love.

Just yesterday, someone told me how my Finding Freedom From Fear class was the turning point for them in their relationships and in how they felt about themselves. If you’re ready for a turning point, please consider joining me! Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts on Thursday!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

COME BACK! Have you already taken Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp?
There’s a special offer to repeat right NOW – Join us before Thursday and it’s only $22 per month – join for two months and take advantage of all the new aspects of the class and get the support of the small group in the Freedom Circle!

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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Stand In the Open

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

So often I feel moved to write a Daily Spiritual Espresso that’s entitled Don’t Give Up, but then I think about half of my daily blogs would be called that. Maybe I could rename the Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso and call it Daily Reminder to Not Give UP! LOL.

The alternate title for today is Don’t Give Up, but Spirit showed me the title Stand In the Open instead.

You may have heard me say this:

The judger always feels judged.
The attacker always feels attacked.
The lover always feels beloved.

That’s been my life learning and it’s been a helpful reminder to me. I can choose my experience. I prefer to feel beloved ALL the time, and yet sometimes, I forget.

For decades I didn’t know that the judgment I felt and the attacks I felt could bother me or not bother me. It took me a good many years to realize that when I was self-loving other people’s attacks didn’t bother me. They became cries for Love that I could answer by extending compassion and kindness.

I am not always successful, but my batting average is getting better and better and I am grateful for that every day.

When I fail at being loving, my recovery time is getting shorter and shorter and I’m celebrating that every day.

VICTORY!
I AM VICTORIOUS!

I AM God victorious when I realize that someone else is trigged and I can do the opposite of what I would have done in the past. In the past I would have been so threatened that I’d have to poke the bear just to feel righteous that it was all them and not me. Ugh.

I AM God victorious when I feel the patterns of separation coming up for healing and I choose healing.

I am dedicating my life to this because I never thought I could be truly excellent at anything. God is excellent as me when I am willing to let the past go.

No matter how long and intense the past has been, I can let ALL of it go now. That is my redemption. I can offer it to myself and share it with others. In fact, that’s my goal. That’s my heart’s desire. That’s my passion.

I see everything in my life being continuously transformed through my choosing Freedom and finding that it was there all along – I could have chosen sooner, but that I’m choosing now is the miracle that I’m focused on.

I used to hide in the shadows with my little daggers of judgment and attack. I used to creep around people offering my complaints and criticisms.

Now, I can stand in the open, with humility and ask for support. I can ask for collaboration in healing. I can share what I’ve learned without thinking I’m superior. It’s a huge relief.

I can stand in the Light and simply feel free and that’s all because I didn’t give up.

Don’t give up!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts on Thursday!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is When Your Family Isn’t Spiritual.

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Summer Vacation

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

I’m on vacation with my family this week in Maine with family at our family home and so I’ve been on a different schedule and sometimes writing the blog right before it’s sent in the morning. I know this bothers some people and I’m sorry for that, but sometimes, my schedule is either so tight it’s the only time I have, or I put family and friends first on vacation.

If it bothers you that the blog isn’t there in your early morning because of your time zone, just know it won’t last, I’ll be back to my regular schedule when the vacation is over.

Right now the younger ones are still sleeping and the house is quiet.

I could take a vacation from the blog, and recycle older ones, but I really enjoy sharing and writing as part of my spiritual practice. I enjoy our daily prayer connection too.

I’ve been recording that daily prayer for 11 years. I took a break for 2 weeks once and haven’t felt the need to do it since that time.

When I’m writing and when I’m recording the prayer I feel the connection with those who will participate and share with me. I often get ideas from you. They are transmitted in the one mind.

I do find it amazing that life is always teaching me something that I can share with others who might find it useful.

I’m so grateful that every day gives me a TRUE opportunity to be more loving and kind, to learn something and grow. That makes every day a healing day. It makes every day I can experience a miracle.

My days used to be spent gathering resentments and taking offense. I felt like I was in a constant state of burning upset. That’s long gone and only minor upsets happen now. I’m more aware than ever when I spend time with my family. Things have changed so much.

My gratitude resounds throughout the universe!

It really is all about learning to release the attachments to the past, the meaning we made of things, the little offenses and the ones we label big and unforgivable. I used to think that unforgivable hurts were a badge to wear. Now, I don’t wish to ever remember them or hold them. They are over and done. Let me learn and move on.

Let me be a grudge holder no more.
Love holds no grievances nor do I for Love is my true nature.

It was during that my time of focus on release of attachments, and valuing the truth that I shifted into the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day.

My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind. I no longer have any days where I feel like I’m sliding back. That feeling is gone and I am forever grateful!

Let’s lay every remembrance of grievances against ourselves or others onto the Holy Altar Fire of Divine Love and let them be forever resolved back to their root cause so we never experience them again.

Are you in? Let’s do it!

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Self-destructive

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

So often I come back to the question of why do we cling to negative habits when we know that they’re hurting us. It feels to me like resistance and reluctance to healing, to Freedom, to happiness.

What feels the strongest to me is the ego attachment to the things we’ve made. Let me explain.

When there’s a “negative pleasure” that’s derived from something that is actually self-destructive, it’s because there’s been some association made with the pleasure that becomes part of the ego thinking that “it’s worth it.”

For instance, their can be a pleasure of enjoying a first glass of wine that becomes painful as we continue on to finish two thirds or more of the bottle. Why would someone keep going?

One reason is that once we get on the pain train we have a tendency to feel aligned with negativity, which weakens our energy field and lowers our vibration and then being self-destructive is actually easier. It’s easier to slide downhill than it is to try to climb up hill.

For me, it was a HUGE realization that I don’t have to try to climb up, I can just stop the slide and get off the pain train as soon as I realize I’m on it and heading in the direction of self-destruction.

The more I learned to Love myself, the easier it became for me to get off the pain train.

I was in the habit of riding it all the way to the end, which, for me, meant I REALLY have to go to sleep now. I got to be right about how wrong I was. That was the negative pleasure of going all the way to the end.

By riding the pain train to the absolute end of the line, again and again, I felt justified in thinking how hard this spiritual work was – and particularly, I felt justified in thinking how hard it was for me. I was utterly convinced that it couldn’t work for me because I was so especially bad.

I’m so glad that I kept praying. I’m absolutely certain that my prayers kept me from giving up. I prayed to be more loving.

The main turning point for me was when I made my spiritual life and practice #1 in my life. It was during the time that I shifted into those practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp that everything changed. My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind.

Can you relate to the idea of negative pleasure? Have you seen that playing out in your life? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Freedom From Fear

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Of course, it’s up to each individual to decide how much they’ll put into their healing and expansion, but each one of us can call forth miraculous healing. We’re all entitled.

One of the things I’ve noticed is that many people who would like to have major shifts in their lives aren’t willing to work with God to bring them forth. They either think it’s going to magically happen or that they will be able to have the ego make it happen. It’s kind of crazy, because when we work with Spirit we can have results that are so beautiful and fulfilling.

When we work with God we’re using spiritual laws to achieve the healing, expansion, and clearing that we desire.

I’ve had so much spiritual healing and success and I absolutely know it’s because I’ve been willing to ask for assistance day in and day out AND, most importantly, I’ve been present to receive and accept the healing as well.

In A Course in Miracles, we’re told to stop asking for the fear to be taken away, but instead, to ask for the causes of fear to be removed. That’s what I’ve been doing for years and it really works.

Let’s not delay our freedom from fear and our healing by managing and coping with fear.
Let’s call for miraculous healing and be willing to let go of the cause of fear!

I’m getting ready to start my Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp with ACIM principles in less than 2 weeks and I’m pretty excited about it. Every time we offer the bootcamp people have an extraordinary experience of shifting their relationships, careers, finances, health and more.

It’s not rocket science.

In order to experience the healing power of Love, we must let go of the blocks to Love. We call for help from Spirit and the healing process begins NOW.

I’m excited to be able to be sharing the healing with so many!

We’re willing to be a co-worker with God and allow the healing to unfold!

This week’s FREE Class: The replay is available now! Some great coaching questions – Register and we’ll send you the download

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
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FALL RETREATS: In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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

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