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Live Your Calling, Part 3

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Part 1: Live Your Calling
Part 2: Live Your Calling, Part 2
Part 3: (You Are Here) Live Your Calling, Part 3

[This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Click here to read part 1]

One of the most challenging things for any spiritual student / light worker is when they don’t feel capable of standing in their power.

One of my favorite things to do is to help folks learn how stand in their power, and then choose to stop playing small and REALLY live their calling.

When ANY one of us is shining the Light, we always inspire more people to do the same. I have helped many people make the leap into being an effective spiritual counselor, minister and teacher because of my willingness to heal my own resistance and reluctance.

It takes courage to stand in your power. Your power IS the power of Love.

Love is God Power and we all have it. No one is without it. The question is, how to realize it.

When I first started my spiritual counseling practice I didn’t feel qualified to give anyone the kind of support I felt they deserved. After all, I was still struggling in SO MANY areas of my life – relationship, finances, career, and self-esteem.

Those are the four main topics all my clients came to me with.

I’m sure you can understand why I felt ill-qualified and ill-equipped to give counsel to people about the very same issues I was struggling with.

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT: I’ve learned that feeling unqualified is a VERY common thing for many people starting out. In fact, MOST people get discouraged and give up. This need not be.

Our history, our struggle can become the gold and diamonds in our crown of glory – that’s what I’ve seen for myself and others in class with me!

When I first started ministerial school I was told that statistics showed that almost ALL of the people in my class would not be ministering five years after we graduated. Crazy!!

So many light workers go through A LOT of training, but still don’t feel competent to live their calling. It doesn’t have to be like that.

Feeling confident and qualified is what I offer training in.

There’s an easier way, and I would love to help you find it.

And that’s precisely why I offer the level of support and the kind of training that I do. I won’t give up on you.

I’m pretty clear about seeing the greatness in everyone and I’m honored to help you see it too.

If you have a desire, I’ll help you find the fire to burn away the false beliefs and blocks that keep you playing small.

In counseling others about the very same issues I was challenged with, I learned so much and I healed so much and SO DID MY CLIENTS!

Miracles began breaking out ALL OVER my entire life!

That’s what I’d like to share with you. I’m so very grateful that I didn’t let my lack of experience and confidence get in the way of following my calling!

Why did miracles start breaking out all over my life and my client’s lives?

Because we were all willing to have a healing.

Because we were the two or more gathered in the name of Love for the purpose of healing.

Because we had strong intention even though we didn’t know exactly HOW the healing would unfold – we were willing.

I’ve learned so much about life, about Spirit, and about healing through counseling others to have healing in their lives. My heart opened up in ways I never imagined AND I stopped playing small. I am so grateful!

I had so many inner obstacles to overcome yet I was determined to stop playing small. I was sick of playing small!

I COULDN’T STAND IT ANOTHER DAY!

Now, I feel blessed to be able to support others who are interested in doing what I did. It’s time for all of us to stop playing small – and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is designed to help you do that.

What’s unique about my program:
This is NOT about learning techniques. This is NOT an intellectual, academic program. This is a healing experience, that opens your heart, your mind and your intuition.

I know what used to block me from being successful – and how painful that was – so we really focus on eliminating the core issues. Healing the Self-esteem and self-doubt blocks are a key part of what makes this program so uplifting, inspiring and successful.

My goal for you is that you will walk away from this intensive feeling that you have made a life-changing shift. I know that sounds like a lot – but this is what TRUE spiritual counseling is all about – and of course, you must experience it for yourself so that you can honestly know that you can share it for your clients. In one week, you will gain great confidence, if you’re willing to stop playing small. You will become a more compassionate and loving person.

It’s so wonderful to work with people who are considering developing their counseling skills, alongside people who are professional therapists and coaches and who’ve been counseling for years. Working together, each one is having a breakthrough! It’s actually surprising how much we can accomplish in just one week – that’s why this training is an intensive.

For people who have been playing small for years to be able to take a giant leap forward in just one week is extraordinary – and it’s what my intensive is designed for.

Plus, I like to do our work in a beautiful environment and make it FUN! I like to laugh!

This Intensive is real work.
It’s INNER work.
Heart work.
Not intellectual, and that’s why most people have a really deep healing.

And it will be one of the most enjoyable time’s you’ve given yourself – at least according to those who have participated so far.

We’ll get to core issues and have real healing and release. This could be the very thing you’ve been looking for.

I’ve been thrilled with the results that people are having since taking my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and I cannot wait for the next one. I can honestly say that this is one of my FAVORITE things to do and it’s one where I feel I’m being of the greatest service.

In my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive, the main thing we work on is eliminating worthiness issues so that people can live their calling, help more people, be more prosperous and share their gifts and talents in ways that are profoundly healing to themselves and others.

My next Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is October 8th-14th.

This intensive training is for you if:
you have an interest in seeing if spiritual counseling is a possible career for you
you’d like to improve your counseling and compassionate listening skills
you’d just like to build your confidence and Self-esteem
you’d like to increase your intuition
you’d like to get continuing education or licensing units

I’ve got a free call where you can listen to people ask me questions about the Training Intensive to see if it’s right for you. Click here to get the download.

By the way, if you’re a professional who needs to earn Continuing Education or Licensing Units, we can help you with that! Get your requirements and have a very valuable training and deep personal healing too!

Here are some of the things that people who took my training said after only a couple of months:

“Attending the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive was a dream for me. It was deeply healing, joyous, expansive and inspiring. The momentum I am experiencing post-intensive is miraculous. I have attracted clients and found that so many people are interested in living peaceful, loving lives and I get to hold sacred space for them! It has been such a gift. Feeling so positive about my work as a spiritual counselor has spilled over into my relationships and my overall sense of well being. I feel free, happy and fulfilled. Ease and grace are all around and the tremendous, loving support from the other members of the training is beautiful. I feel much closer to achieving my life aspirations. I highly attest to the power of this training and know that it does affirm and activate a deeper, richer connection to Spirit.” Angela Potts-Mang’andah, Teacher  

“My experience attending Jennifer Hadley’s Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive was the best thing I’ve done since childbirth. It allowed me to immerse myself into spiritual practice for an entire week in a breathtakingly beautiful location. This expanded and continues to expand my awareness and my compassion for myself and others. My emotional growth since attending this program has been so healing. Getting to spend time with Jennifer and the others was such a precious gift. To witness each other’s healing was so very intimate and I felt honored to be a part of it.”  Linda Soto, Conscious Joy Instructor

“I was very glad I went to the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive. I am exploring alternatives to my current job and options for when my job eventually ends.  It was a beautiful location, wonderfully relaxing. The counseling itself, while simple, was quite effective.  Allowing myself to be led and guided to gently help the participant discover for themselves their own blockages, and to see them have insights to remove blocks and heal themselves was powerful.  It was a wonderful time of sharing, caring, healing, and empowerment.  I strongly recommend to anyone that has any guidance to take this spiritual counseling training, to listen and follow their inner guide.  I am sure you will be glad you did.” Philip Metzler, spiritual seeker

Check out my free call where I answer questions about the Training Intensive.
Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive Q&A Free Call

There’s no cost for this call and because it’s already been recorded, you can listen right now.

If you think this might be your calling, or your next step, please click here to see how my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive could benefit you.

It is my absolute joy and pleasure to support anyone who’s interested in following this calling!

Ministers, therapists, coaches, counselors, teachers, attorneys, healing practitioners and more find this to be a deeply healing and expansive opportunity to open their mind to prosperity and possibility.

This is a wonderful opportunity – and this free call is our gift to you! We’re all hoping you’ll join us. Please come and be inspired.

Please click now to see if my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive could be for you!

If this interests you but you need more support to make a decision, you can sign up for a free exploratory call with a spiritual counselor who can answer your questions and help you decide if this training is for you right now. Click here to sign up for an exploratory call!

This email is Part 3 of a 3 part series. You can read part 1 click here now. Tomorrow I’ll share some more insights about living your calling and having a breakthrough to truly share your gifts and talents – to finally take the lid off and stop playing small! OR click here to download all 3 in a pdf and read them now.

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

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

Part 1: Live Your Calling
Part 2: Live Your Calling, Part 2
Part 3: (You Are Here) Live Your Calling, Part 3

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Live Your Calling, Part 2

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Part 1: Live Your Calling
Part 2: (You Are Here) Live Your Calling, Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Click here to read part 1.

When I was first learning to be a Spiritual Counselor, I went into the Agape Practitioner training only because I didn’t know another better path to deepen my spiritual connection.

I felt such a yearning to know myself as pure Spirit and to transform all the negativity in my life.

I had absolutely no intention to actually counsel anyone.

In fact, I felt strongly that the LAST thing I was interested in was listening to people’s problems.

LOL! I have to laugh about that now, because I LOVE supporting people in living their best lives.

Before I started the Practitioner Training, I made this promise to God:
if people asked me to counsel them, I would say yes, but I wasn’t going to pursue it as a career.

Then, while I was still in the training, people started asking me if I could begin counseling them, and I had to keep my promise.

I had no idea how uplifting and inspiring it could be to sit with people as a spiritual counselor! I loved it then and I still do – it’s an honor to participate in other people’s healing.

My experience of sitting with clients and counseling them has been deeply healing for both of us.

That’s how it works when two or more are gathered in the name of Love for the purpose of remembering the truth.

Many people don’t feel worthy of actually being a counselor or a minister because they know they have their own shortcomings that they’re judging. They fear someone coming to them for help when they don’t have everything in their life already figured out and working perfectly.

It’s interesting, God always manages to send us the client that’s perfect for us to help AND to learn from. And it’s okay to learn from our clients. Our clients will help us to heal our own heart and mind just as you help them – and that’s a perfect divine arrangement.

I learned that success comes naturally as long as your motivation is to be of service and share the Love without giving in order to get something in return. If all I want is to feel better about myself because I’m such a great giver, or if all I want is to earn a living, then I’m going to have a painful road of learning because my motivation is pure ego.

When the motivation is to get something, when we see our clients as a means to an end, or we see them as our financial source, then we’re no longer in the flow of Love and we can feel the restriction of our limited thinking reflected in our clients.

Our clients don’t come to us to validate us. They come because Spirit has arranged for you to be the two or more who are gathered in order to have a healing for both of you. You’re there to serve your client and to heal your own heart and mind – both are true. You don’t have to feel like you have nothing left to heal in order to be a healing presence.

People block the flow and they don’t even know it.

I’d like to be clear, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t receive – being able to receive is essential.

There’s only one place to receive from and that’s Spirit. We have to be able to receive Spirit’s guidance, insight, inspiration, support, and abundance in order to help anyone else. Being an excellent receiver is absolutely critical to being able to be helpful to others. Be willing to receive all that Spirit can give you – for the benefit of all. Be willing to BE an inspiration.

Many spiritual students are not good receivers and that’s part of why they’re struggling to be successful – both spiritually and financially – and they don’t even know it, because they think that giving is better than receiving, but it’s not.

To be a great receiver, you’ve got to have some genuine humility. Without humility, the door to spiritual expansion is closed. Humility is recognizing that no one is better or worse than anyone else because all is one. You’re not better than your client, so why judge them?

The old paradigm model of the spiritual teacher who has taken a vow of poverty is no longer helpful – we’ve learned all we can from that way of thinking. It’s extremely important that spiritual students demonstrate that being in the flow of abundance IS spiritual so that we can be an inspiration in this world. That’s what we’re designed to be – and failing at that is truly painful.

Abundance and Prosperity are spiritual qualities. Hoarding is not spiritual. Giving to people in order to get them to validate you isn’t loving, it’s manipulative – and it just reinforces that you believe you don’t deserve Love.

Being in the flow of Prosperity is the natural order of things. It’s unnatural to live in lack and limitation. It’s egotistical to block the flow.

One of the issues that many spiritual counselors have is that they judge their clients and they judge themselves. The judger always feels judged.

When you judge your clients, the very people you’re supposed to be helping, then you feel out of integrity and you don’t feel worthy of expanding into being more successful and helping more people.

But this is a natural part of healing your own mind so you can be of greater service. Rather than judge yourself for being a judger, have Self-compassion and commit to seeing everyone in your life for their amazing and unique Beauty. Each one’s beauty is there if we’re willing to see it.

Belief in unworthiness is THE main thing that people go to therapists, coaches, ministers and teachers for help with. When the therapist, coach, minister and teacher feels unworthy too, it’s a challenging situation.

It’s difficult to help our client feel worthy if we don’t feel worthy, but fortunately, we can really shift that, open our heart, change our mind and be a passionate, inspired example to our clients.

One of my great passions is to support people in eliminating worthiness issues so that people can live their calling, help more people, be more prosperous and share their gifts and talents in ways that are profoundly healing to themselves and others.

I’m committed to helping you stop playing small and live your calling if that’s what YOU are interested in. That’s my passion.

I’ve worked with so many people who felt ashamed, stuck, afraid, and incompetent who have been able to rise to share their gifts and talents with people in profound ways. Healing is actually much easier than people think! We really can experience miracles – no matter how challenged we feel.

I’d like to help you succeed and share your success with others, inspiring them to share their gifts and talents too!

This email is Part 2 of a 3 part series. You can read part 1 click here now. Tomorrow I’ll share some more insights about living your calling and having a breakthrough to truly share your gifts and talents – to finally take the lid off and stop playing small!

This blog is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Stay tuned for part 3 tomorrow.

If you’re tired of playing small, and you’re interested in having a breakthrough in living your calling, helping more people and opening up the flow of prosperity, stay tuned to my blog tomorrow!

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1: Live Your Calling
Part 2: (You Are Here) Live Your Calling, Part 2

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Truth

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

I love the Truth. I pray for the truth to be revealed every day in every way, as I talked about in yesterday’s Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso. The truth is healing and it’s liberating and to value it is to value the very nature of our Creator’s constant and eternal Love which is the ultimate truth of our existence. In truth all animosity dissolves.

I’m very blessed to be able to have a spiritual teacher who is truthful. Her name is Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo and she is a Cherokee Chief and a Buddhist. Her mind is very vast – meaning she sees way beyond time and space and helps me to see it too. I’m Cherokee by heritage and so I am grateful to connect to that stream of wisdom and learn my ancestors ways of spiritual expansion and awakening.

When I first started to spend 1 on 1 time with her it was in service. I would pick her up and drive her to places, sometimes spending many hours in the car with her. As a good and respectful student, I didn’t bend her ear with my stuff, and I didn’t make the time together a counseling session. We got to know each other and share about life.

One of the first times that we were going somewhere in the car just the two of us, I told her this:

Please always tell me the truth. If you ever see that I’m not thinking clear or not seeing clearly, feel free to point it out. I consider that the greatest act of Love and kindness. When people see I’m headed in a wrong direction and don’t say anything to me, I realize they are not the best of friends to me.

You cannot hurt my feelings except by withholding your feedback. As a spiritual leader, I depend upon everyone around me to help me be the very most aware, and loving being I can be. I fall down and make errors every day, that’s my learning, I don’t mind that. It’s when people could help me, but they don’t, that I learn not to trust them.

You cannot offend me. Be as direct as you can that will feel like the greatest blessing and the most loving expression you can offer me. Your feedback is always welcome!

I said it, also communicating that she wasn’t really responsible for correcting every error I made. That would be a burden too.

What I noticed is that she’s always, ALWAYS teaching me by her example of what she says, and what she DOES NOT say to me and others. That’s why she’s such a good teacher to me.

There are many times I will notice that I share things with people in a subtle way, but they aren’t picking it up. That’s okay. They aren’t open to it yet. No problem. There’s no rush to transform our consciousness.

Being a devotee of truth, that’s where I live.
Truth is my teacher.
Let truth be the master of my life and my mind.

When I am less than truthful, I feel a little energy shift.
It’s as if there’s a little energetic breeze that hints at what the truth ACTUALLY is.
I make a note.
I self-correct.
It’s a gentle and loving guide that goes with me always.

It does require a willingness to be honest with yourself.
When we deceive ourselves, others will mirror that back to us.
That’s no fun.
We then decide they’ve betrayed us, but have they?
Or are they helping us to see what’s hidden?

Today – I’m announcing a new 5-Day Challenge program. Look for my email about that later today!

I invite you to be open to this same gentle guide.
Be so willing to know the truth, and to always be in alignment with it. It’s a great blessing to the world and a life with ever-decreasing suffering.

I highly recommend it!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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True Sight

Monday, August 6th, 2018

One thing I’ve noticed is that we don’t see what we cannot see. I used to get so annoyed with people because they weren’t observing what, to me, was so obvious.

It was frustrating to me that people couldn’t get that things – all kinds of things – that seemed so completely obvious and “in your face” apparent. It seemed to me just plain willful ignorance.

Now, I’m able to realize that we just cannot see what we’re not a vibrational match for.

For instance, some people can see so many ways and opportunities to be helpful, and they can tell whether it’s their call to do something or let it be and hold the high watch.

Some people can see that people are challenged and can use some encouragement, and some people just see someone in their way.

Some people can see that someone is being so very kind and helpful to a stranger and others won’t even notice what’s occurring.

This is what Jesus was referring to when he talked about having “the eyes to see and the ears to hear.” Our gifts and answered prayers can be right under our nose, but if we cannot recognize them, how would we know they’re there?

Many times when I’m working or writing intensely people can come in the room I’m in and start to do things for many minutes before they recognize I’m there. They’re startled by my presence. I can’t say for certain what it’s about, but I do feel there are times when I turn on a cloaking device in order to avoid being interrupted and many times people can’t even see me when I’m right there.

It’s a powerful and helpful skill to be able to recognize what’s going on around us, without getting caught in the difficulties people are having. I won’t join people in worry and upset. And I’ve learned when to offer a hand, and when not to.

Cultivating the ability to discern what’s really going on is VERY worthwhile. It comes naturally when we’re willing to give up all attachment to judging and labeling. It’s a magnificent trade – opinion for truth! Let’s begin today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Healing At the Root Cause

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

The other day I was being interviewed and was asked about what I meant by Stop Playing Small, which is something that I share about in classes and retreats, because it’s so prevalent and so painful. I meet many spiritual students, and particularly, ministers, teachers and healing professionals who are playing small and they feel the pain and restriction of it.

Just like me, there are so many wonderful and talented people who are playing small and they think it’s because they haven’t figured out how to make things happen and come together in the world. Here’s what I learned: we think that when we get things right in the world of form, then our growth and expansion will happen.

This world just doesn’t work that way.

As A Course in Miracles says, “all thought produces form at some level.”

What is form? Form is:

Our beliefs,
thoughts,
circumstances,
situations,
and, very importantly, our emotions.

What does “at some level” mean? The levels are:

Mental
Emotional
Physical
as well as ETHERIC – which is causation, which is belief

When we allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to remove from our awareness the beliefs that are the CAUSE of our playing small, feeling angry, broke, sick, and tired while also simultaneously focusing on BEING LOVING, then we have a miraculous healing. Sometimes it’s easy to let a belief go, and sometimes we really cling to it.

Why would we cling to a false belief?

Well, if we’ve become identified with being a victim, a martyr, an addict, a failure or some other false identification, then it’s a really full-on life change. I know, because I used to have a very, very strong false identification of:

Something’s really, REALLY wrong with me – I’m bad – I’m evil – I’m irreparably damaged and a disgrace.

I found that the way to heal it was to give it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. That’s what it says in ACIM. A Course in Miracles actually tells us very clearly that we cannot do it, so don’t even try. That works for me!

This method is what I call Catch, Release, Replace.

Catch your untrue thoughts
Release them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing
Replace them with loving thoughts

How do we catch our untrue thoughts?

When we feel disturbed – there must be an untrue thought – that’s WHY we feel disturbed.

The slightest irritation is evidence of an untrue thought.

We don’t have to analyze or even identify what it is.

We can say to the Higher Holy Spirit Self “what ever is the cause of this minor irritation, this seething anger, this sadness, this hurt, this shame, please take it out of my mind so I never think it again. I’m not interested in believing this anymore. I’m not subject to these false beliefs anymore – known or unknown, recognized or unrecognized, felt or not felt – I’m done with all of it. I choose to be loving, kind, generous, helpful and free.”

I had to do this, some days, more than 100 times a day. It wasn’t easy, but it sure was worth it!

I demonstrated my TRUE willingness to leave the past that I had made, the meaning I’d made, the interpretations that were false and a splinter in my mind, and to give it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

I had to attune to that one voice, and leave the “voice” of the ego behind.

What I learned from my own experience was that I hadn’t consciously realized I was inflicting the “playing small” on myself. I thought I was playing small because CIRCUMSTANCES weren’t supporting me in my growth and expansion.

As I began to practice giving to the Higher Holy Spirit Self what didn’t serve me, then my circumstances began to change. I started thinking differently. The old patterns left me. I started making new healing choices.

We share one mind. As I began to teach only Love, then my ministry began to take shape and form. People began to be interested in what I was sharing because “as I am lifted up, I draw all unto me.”

I was completely convinced that the reason I was being held back was because things in the world weren’t organizing themselves for my expansion. SO NOT TRUE!

This is so important:
I knew I wasn’t REALLY walking my talk and because of that, deep down, I was playing small so I didn’t have a greater sphere of influence.

I didn’t wish to teach that not walking your talk is the way to do it.

As long as I wasn’t really walking my talk – I was a living demonstration of talking, but not knowing, not really understanding, and deep down, I didn’t wish to demonstrate that, so I held my self back with excuses.

My life has completely changed since then.
I’m so inspired to support others in breaking through their perceived limitations and truly answering their call of inspiration!

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

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

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

My Radio Show episode from this past week was about Healing Abandonment Issues and it might be of interest to you. You can search for a topic that interests you out of more than 350 episodes just click here: A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show.

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.

 

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

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Continuous Growth & Grace

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Life is about remembering the Truth of who you are. It’s about realizing the divinity of ALL life. For most of us humans this remembering feels like learning. It feels like growth, change, and development. Imagine the determination to develop that a single blade of grass has when it finds the strength to break through a cement sidewalk! We humans have within us that very same strength and power plus much more!

Is it possible to tap into your strength and power while complaining, criticizing and condemning? No, of course not.

How often, instead of encouraging my own impulse to grow and develop, did I talk myself into remaining in the same familiar place? Thousands of times!

How many times did I hold onto an outgrown opinion about myself or others? Millions of times!

But no more! Now, I’m interested in awakening to the Truth that sets me free and that’s ALL I’m interested in.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. That is why Emerson said that foolish consistency was the hobgoblin of little minds … “

Let us grow and live with an awareness of God’s unerring grace in our hearts and in our lives.

Each and every moment offers us the possibility of new development through learning and remembering. Today you can seize opportunity to listen to your inner voice and, like that determined blade of grass, break through the cement of your old thinking and outdated opinions. God is for you, always with you! Believe it and you WILL see it. You CAN be truly masterful!

I AM a learner. I AM willing to access my potential and release the cement of old thinking right NOW!

What long-held opinion are you willing to release today? Let’s do it together!

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We’re not meant to live in fear – which is why fear and anxiety are an alarm bell letting us know that we can course correct NOW!

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

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

 

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

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

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Attachments

Friday, July 27th, 2018

For a couple of years I’ve not had a home of my own and it’s been a continuous adventure in releasing attachments and living in the flow – which is so healing for my mind. I’ve had long periods of “homelessness” and I stopped calling it that because people would write to me with concern and invite me to come and stay with them. There’s the thought that being homeless is a “bad” thing and while it can definitely be challenging, it can also be liberating!

My being on the road and without a home base challenges some people. People often want to know where my home base is. It’s amusing to me that when I say I don’t have a home base they often ask me where my things are. I tell them where my things are – in various places in storage, etc. And then I ask them, “why do you need to know where my things are?”

When I tell folks I have no home base they sometimes find it difficult to understand. They wonder why I would choose this way of living or they think it’s exciting and wonderful.

I don’t feel like I chose it. I feel like it was guidance and I’m following along. Moving around and being in different places and environments, traveling with a little or a lot of stuff is a constant practice of non-attachment.

I feel my mind healing so rapidly through this higher intensity of practicing non-attachment because I’m not in the same space much of the time. It’s definitely easier to stay in one place. I don’t enjoy packing and unpacking. I do enjoy the spiritual healing and growth.

We can practice non-attachment wherever we are and it’s deeply healing. It’s so helpful to notice each day where the attachments to routine are and to make the effort to relax the mind and let them go and try new things. Experimenting is a wonderful spiritual practice of discovery!

I encourage you to pay attention to the “shoulds” that still dominate your thinking. Examine the patterns of behavior that you have a strong attachment to. Look for your attachments to how you like things to be and how you don’t like them to be and be willing to just do things differently for a day, a week, a month. You’ll discover things you cannot possibly discover any other way.

And the bonus is, you’ll be giving yourself the opportunity to release more attachments more rapidly! Nice!

Sleep on a different side of the bed.
Use a different toothpaste.
Go to bed and wake up at a different time.
Try something different for breakfast.
Take a different route to or from work.

If it feels really challenging then know that your healing awaits you! What a relief to let go of attachments! It’s absolutely liberating!

What attachments from your daily living do you notice that you could let go and experience a greater Freedom? Please share in the comments section!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Letting Our Light Shine!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

If we don’t use our gifts and talents do we lose them? Or do they just lay dormant? Certainly we’ll be missing wonderful and fulfilling opportunities to be an authentic, inspiring and healing presence in the world if we don’t shine our light.

Why keep our light under a bushel?
We all have an interesting and unique relationship to our possessions, including our gifts and talents. In THE PATHWAY OF ROSES, Christian D. Larson wrote, “Every individual is entitled to all the riches of the spiritual kingdom, and in addition, to the possession of as many things … as he can possibly appreciate and use in the enrichment of all the realms of his own entire existence. But before he can secure all these things, he must cause his personal nature and his spiritual nature to live together as one … the first essential is to make the best use possible of everything that we may possess now.”

How do we cause our personal nature and our spiritual nature to live together as one? For me, it’s ALL about staying focused on making loving choices. When I’m focused on making loving choices I’m aligned with Spirit and I’m not judging, not creating difficulties for myself and others.

Today I choose to be willing to use what I have.

So many people want more, but they don’t appreciate and make use of what they have. Let’s all be willing to look at ourselves from a Divine perspective.

Think about things from a higher, spiritual perspective:

Would you be willing to give to someone more riches and rewards if they didn’t appreciate and make use of the ones they had? Wouldn’t that be a waste?

Do you have the ability to be kind? Do you have the ability to forgive? Are you a good listener? Do you have an opportunity to be generous or helpful? Go for it! Let’s use the opportunities we have to extend Love and make our life more fully loving! Let’s go for it!

Can you think of a gift or talent that you have that you’re letting lay dormant? What is it?

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

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

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Forgive to Feel Free

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Right now, in the United States, at the highest levels of government it seems like many of our leaders have moved to crazy town. That’s the appearance – but let’s not energize it, and let’s not make it REAL.

There are many who are challenged with conversations right now because what’s happening in our country is so extreme – I’m not even going to write down a list. So much is getting stirred up right now that people are angry, frightened, hurt, confused, and sad among other intense emotions.

It may seem like there’s not much we can do, but what we can do is what counts the most – we can forgive – we can surrender the judgments and opinions, the fears and the worries, all of it, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing on behalf of everyone! Yes!

A Course in Miracles tells us so clearly, “The sole responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself.”

What does that mean? It means our one responsibility in our entire life is to accept that this world as an illusion and a projection and everything that we think we hate is a projection of self-hatred. Every upset is really self-upset projected outwards.

When we can have compassion for those who seem to bother us we are having Self-compassion and that is the way out of the hell of worry and emotional suffering.

As people who Love the Light, we are here to be truly helpful and remember that everything in this world is an opportunity for us to Love ourselves free of any and all delusions and illusions and that is the one thing that everything is for. Let’s not make up stories about what things are for, let’s just accept what they are REALLY for and get on with it.

The time is now for waking up! Let’s give all the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW and learn to ALLOW the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide us.

If we focus on our one goal, the Spirit WILL show us the way. The Light of Love within us WILL light the way! It’s much easier than we think. We can learn through joy rather than suffering! Now is OUR time to hold the Light of LOVE for all humanity!

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

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crazy Thinking

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Yesterday, I was thinking about something I need to organize that I’ve been putting off and I had the thought, “I’m going to do that tomorrow if it kills me.” And then I thought “WHAT???”

That’s the craziest thought I’ve had in a very long time! Woah! I do not wish to energize that thought!

Cancel, cancel, CANCEL!

Then, I started thinking about other crazy thoughts such as:

“If it’s the last thing I do!” Which is just another way of saying, “if it’ kills me.”

There are many crazy thought circulating in our world, and we can identify them and discard them. I’ve had people I’m working with say to me, “should we worry about … (fill in the blank).” To which I usually reply, “How would worrying about it be helpful to us?” And then they say, “Well, that’s not what I meant, …”

It’s as though our speech is speaking us and we’re no longer in control of our thoughts! Woah!

There are many common sayings that we’re all used to hearing that are actually not helpful to us at all.

Can you think of some? Please share in the comment section below!

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

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

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Unconscious Guilt

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

According to A Course in Miracles, the cause of all our suffering, including the belief in separation, comes from unconscious guilt.  But what does the unconscious guilt come from, you ask?

It comes from perpetuating the thoughts of “otherness.”

These are thoughts of us and them, of better than and less than. I don’t know where the first thought of otherness came from, or why it was so attractive, but I do know that it’s been a wild and wooly ride ever since!

The ego thought system is like a virus in the mind. It has no power of it’s own, but as Stevie Wonder’s great song Superstition, says, when you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer.

We believe in separation, but we don’t understand it, and it is the cause of much suffering.

There are so many thoughts of separation showing up all around us every day that we barely recognize them. That we’ve become inured to them is reason enough that some would feel guilty. That we perpetuate them is another reason to feel guilty.

Unconscious guilt = fear.

Worry is an expression of fear.

Occasionally someone who doesn’t know me well will say something like: “Should we be worried about … ?” or “Are you worried about …”

I find that their worry is often a surprise to me. It’s not something that I would worry about. Plus, I’ve found that worrying works against me and isn’t helpful to me so I mostly choose to disengage from it if I find it enters my mind.

Now, it’s not that I have no worries at all, I can tell when I feel irritated by something that there’s a fearful thought, perhaps a worry, that’s being brought to the surface for healing.

Worry is an effect.
Fear is an effect.
It comes from valuing the thoughts of separation, rather than rooting them out – that’s what causes the “unconscious guilt.”

I’ve always felt the guilt that accompanies attack thoughts.

Am I the only one?
I don’t think so – I think the guilt is fairly conscious for a lot of us, we’ve just learned to drown it out or deny it.

Fortunately, the Higher Holy Spirit Self will undo all the consequences of our wrong decision if we allow it. And that’s a priceless benefit that we can all take advantage of at no extra charge! Let’s relieve ourselves of ALL unconscious guilt by handing it over to the HHSS for healing!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Liberation Day!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

I was in prison for many years – imprisoned by my own judgments and opinions. I was tortured by my own doubt and fear. In the prison of my own thought I saw no escape, although I dreamed of one. My days could only be half-lived because, although I knew I wasn’t free, I didn’t know that it was something I had to choose.

What’s amazing to me now, looking back, I can clearly see that I was the one who had decided that I wasn’t free. I was the one who had decided that others had done this to me. I was the one who decided that I was trapped. I was the one who decided I couldn’t find the way out.

I can see now that I had made a lot of decisions. I have to wonder why I thought being a victim was so attractive. I am so VERY grateful that I’ve learned the extraordinary value of taking responsibility. I am so grateful for my own capacity to let things that are hurting me GO! Bye-bye!
Jesus taught us that the truth will set us free. When I heard that from inside my prison cell it sounded wonderful. I could feel that it was true. Still, I didn’t know HOW to use the truth to set me free.

It was a while before I even allowed myself to consider that I could be free. It took a while because I didn’t want to desire something I didn’t think I could have. Eventually the pain of continuing to live imprisoned by my judgments became so great that I allowed myself to desire liberation.

Then, because I was finally TRULY interested in liberation, one day I woke up and realized that I could actively choose freedom. It was within my power to choose. I understood that I could deliberately choose whom I would serve that day. I could continue to suffer or I could choose to serve Love. In that moment I believed something different was possible. Emancipation was at hand.

A Course In Miracles teaches me that I cannot find light by analyzing darkness. I must choose the light. It says, “You have not made truth, but truth can still set you free.”

I remember my personal Independence Day clearly. I was sitting in a tent in the Andes mountains just before dawn. That morning, I awoke to the knowledge that I’d been living my life in the shadows. I’d been facing away from the light of my own being.

Somehow, deliberately walking into the darkness had become my path. In that early morning sunrise stillness, I consciously decided to turn and face the light in my own Spirit and I took that first step toward Freedom with my whole heart.

I started making some new decisions. I decided to become as loving as it was possible for me to become. I didn’t dare imagine that I could ever arrive at a place of being truly loving within this lifetime, but I didn’t mind that. I decided to head in that direction and focused on where I was going and not when I would arrive. I was Joy-full just to know that the direction I was heading in was a place I actually wished to be.

Immediately after making that decision to become as loving as I possibly could, I saw clearly my choice to focus on being loving NOW. It was my choice and no one else’s. I didn’t have to wait. I didn’t need anyone’s permission. I was not a victim of circumstance. I was completely free to follow my desire. I set my intention and in that moment I had the key that unlocked the door. That day was my day of the beginning of my Liberation – because I decided to choose it.

Deciding is so important. Only you can decide for yourself.

Today I am free to choose to serve love and to let love serve me. Love is the only power there is. By choosing Love my walk in the world is a walk of feeling powered and my ever-widening path of Freedom is something I can share with many. Thank you for sharing this Independence Day with me! May you and your loved ones always feel blessed!

Sacred Circle is on Friday this week!

Last days for Early Bird Discounts on Teacher Trainings!

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Resistance & Reluctance

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

For what must have been about three years, I prayed every day to release the resistance and reluctance I felt.  It bothered me so much that I was so often feeling my intuition guiding me in one direction, but I didn’t have the courage to choose it.  

The resistance I felt showed up in so many ways.  It was a constant battle with self-sabotage that felt like climbing up hill, and then rolling back down, and then starting up again, and rolling back down again.

It was exhausting.  

And I was determined not to let the resistance and reluctance win out.

That’s why I kept praying.

I had faith that my prayers would carry me through and they did.

Now, I can see that I learned so much and healed so much through my experience of resistance.and reluctance.  

Deep down, I felt unworthy of my calling.  Now, I know that doesn’t even make sense.

I used to think that being a minister meant that I would somehow always make the highest and best choices. Now, I understand that I’m still learning, still remembering, and so sometimes I will stumble and fall, and that’s how I have learned to cultivate a great humility and a greater compassion.  Both are necessary to my success as a minister.

When there’s reluctance to making the loving choices, there’s a healing opportunity and we can choose the healing instead of collapsing into reluctance.

The resistance is often about not wishing to give up playing small because it seems so safe.  The ego thought is, “At least if I play small I’m not going to impact many others with my unworthiness”

Today on my radio show I’m going to be sharing about ways to release the resistance and reluctance we feel.  It’s time for us to shine our light and live the Love!  Let’s rise & shine, baby!

TODAY’S RADIO SHOW:  my topic is Resistance & Reluctance

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

Last days for Early Bird Discounts!

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy.  There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Energizing My Prosperity

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

I’m up in Lincoln, Vermont camping in the gorgeous Green Mountains. It’s spectacularly beautiful at night with our recent full moon, fields full of lightening bugs, and at night sometimes we can see the vastness of the milky way.

If you’ve been following me for any lengthy of time you know how much I love to be able to be outside and spend the day in nature. I love being able to camp, even when I can hear a bear outside my tent at night!

The other night it was a clear beautiful night. The big moon was pouring light into my tent. I was awakened around 1:30am and it was so completely silent, but my tent was being lit up with flashes. Based on the fact that the full moon was pouring through the trees into my tent, and some interesting experiences in my past, I thought, “oh, boy, UFO’s with flashing lights!”

I really didn’t wish to call attention to myself so, I just watched the display on my tent walls for a while, then I had to know what was going on. I thought it could be a lightening storm, but there was no sound at all. And the moon was out. It was so silent, not even a cricket.

It turns out it was definitely lightening and the energy of it kept me up for about an hour watching the flashes. When I awaken in the night like that, I take it as the perfect opportunity for more prayer. We can’t have too much prayer. It’s so healing and restorative.

I love camping, and being able to be outside as much as possible. I’m also becoming a gardener at our family’s home, Blue Arches, on Deer Isle, Maine. And I’m also doing some gardening here in Vermont at the Sunray Peace Village. I’ve learned to love working at a picnic table.

Nature offers a continuous offering of prosperity teachings. If we think thee’s no water. It’s a draught. Things are drying up. Things will die. We can change our mind and watch the weather change. I remember leading a retreat in St. Louis, Missouri years ago when they were experiencing a really intense draught. Trees were dying everywhere around. they were falling over and it was a sight to see.

At our weekend retreat we did A LOT of forgiveness work.
Unexpectedly, it began to rain torrential rain.

The miracle happens in our mind and it reveals itself in unexpected ways all around us.

If you doubt prosperity, start counting the leaves on a tree. If you doubt the power of your mind go outside and start using your mind to dissolve specific clouds. Take your power back. Nature will help you!

Nature comes in so many forms, and some of them are challenging. I see many deer in the yard on Deer Isle and I also see that they’ve eaten a lot of the things in the garden. They eat the buds off the flowering trees. They can strip bare some of the flowering bushes. They’re hungry.

In Maine I see bright red raccoons playing on the porch in the winter snow. I see raccoons ambling through the yard and seals swimming in the cove. There’s a lot of nature here and some of it can seem destructive at times. Have you ever seen what raccoons can do to your trash? We’ve learned a lot in the last year about floods, fires and hurricanes.

And still, I don’t find fault with nature and animals, they’re just doing what they naturally do. Animals look for food and eat the best thing they can find. I can relate!

While I don’t find fault with the animals, I still feel it’s my responsibility to honor and cherish nature. When I lived in England, I captured and released several spiders a day. At least a hundred spiders a month!

The earth is an amazing treasure. We’re so blessed to live on an amazing and gorgeous planet. Our ability to live here and enjoy all the beautiful aspects of this life here, is a great demonstration of our natural prosperity. I feel SO grateful and so blessed.

Prosperity isn’t just wealth and abundance. Prosperity is being able to have a good life, a sense of well-being, a good night’s sleep, healthy digestion and elimination, clear thinking.

Prosperity is being able to breathe deeply, or to laugh.

I cannot imagine that it would be possible to FEEL prosperous and not honor mother earth.

My sense is that those who don’t appreciate the earth, and all she gives us, will feel less than prosperous because they’re not grateful for what they have. Gratitude multiplies the good through acknowledging it.

Bless the earth today and every day. When you can, walk barefoot upon her, feel the dew on your feet and legs. I like to go out in the morning and pick up the dew on my hands and wipe it on my face. Giving thanks for the glory of nature.

Being in nature, I feel restored. I feel grateful. I can feel and see the blessings all around me. God is so very good and we are blessed. We are UNIMAGINABLY prosperous. Let us accept it and share it with Love!

Being grateful is a powerful spiritual practice that multiplies the good in our life!

Last day for Early Bird Discounts!

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Courage to awaken!

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

In order for any of us to actually awaken to our true identity as perfect Love we have to be willing to bravely look within … and take out the trash!  It’s so life-changing when we can stop identifying with the trash thoughts we’ve collected and actually give them to Spirit for healing.

It takes courage to look above the battleground of our stinkin’ thinkin’ and hold a vision of Love for our lives.

One of the things I love so much about A Course in Miracles is that it tells us, “You want to be happy. You want peace.  You do not have them now, because your mind is totally undisciplined, and you cannot distinguish between joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, love and fear.  You are now learning how to tell them apart.  And great indeed will be your reward.  Your decision to see is all that vision requires.  What you want is yours.  Do not mistake the little effort that is asked of you for an indication that our goal is of little worth.”  Lesson 20  I am determined to see.

It’s hard to believe that such a great reward comes from the decision to have vision, yet the decision is required. I meet so many people who believe, often in secret, that they don’t have what it takes to be happy, successful, loving, and Joy-full.  Their secret belief is running their life.  They don’t even see that they can decide to have a different life.

Admitting it to ourselves is a big first step.  It’s like with being addicted to something.  A first step in healing is to admit that you are feeling out of control and addicted.  Admitting that your thoughts and behaviors are compulsive and you feel unable to stop yourself opens the door to the possibility of healing.  Without that willingness to look at the shadow, we can stay stuck for a very long time.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s a mind-training system to help us recognize that where there’s a shadow, there’s something in our mind that’s blocking the light, and we can give it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting.  But if we won’t admit to ourselves that we’ve got this challenge, will we ever actually be available to the healing?  Will we be stuck for lifetimes looking at the darkness instead of the light?

Realizing “I’m not the only one” is one of the major aha’s that people have in this community.  They start to realize that many people feel the way they do, and have the same perceptions.  

And some of them are willing to go first to share, to heal, to change their minds.  

That’s spiritual leadership.

There was a long period in my life where I felt helpless and hopeless a lot of the time, but I couldn’t admit it to anyone.  I buried it deep because I so firmly believed it was completely impossible to have a healing.  Fortunately, it felt so awful, I couldn’t take it anymore and I finally decided to stop depending on my own strength to heal and I invoked the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting.  I made the decision to stop punishing myself and go for it.

Now, every day I connect with someone who is feeling deeply challenged and looking to find the courage to not give up and they’re reaching out to me.  And almost every day I hear from someone who has found the courage to choose a new thought and they’re having a miraculous healing.  And we’re all one, all on the same journey.

We know we’re not open to healing when we blame anyone else for how we feel.  We are a closed door, like a bank vault hiding a treasure, when we’re blaming and complaining.  There’s no healing happening until we’re willing to take responsibility.  Taking responsibility for the way we feel, the mess we made, the things we did and said – 100% responsibility with 0% blame is often an act of bravery so potent that it will literally begin to transform our life onto a path of healing that is miraculous.  I see it all the time.  

One of the great privileges I have in this ministry is that I get to have 1 on 1 conversations with the brave souls who are in our classes and trainings.  I’ve been talking with many of them lately and I am so inspired by their courage, their healing and their progress.  

On the surface, it might not seem as though it takes much bravery to participate in a spiritual class, but anyone on the awakening path knows that there are times, every day, when we’re given the opportunity to make a loving choice and it doesn’t feel comfortable.  Together we, as a community, make a commitment to relinquish our judgments and opinions, our criticisms and complaints, in order to speak honestly and openly.  

In our programs, as part of our healing we give each other the space to say how we REALLY feel and share what we’re REALLY going through and not put some kind of glossy spiritual spin on it pretending to convince ourselves it’s all good when we don’t really believe it.  

It’s healing when we choose to keep it real with each other.  

And that’s what Love is.  

Love is real.

We’re practicing our holy relationships, intimate relationships, healing relationships with each other in a safe space without judgment so we can take the training wheels off in our relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

We just started a new group in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class and people are already realizing that they’re going to need to have some courage to do this work of miraculous healing.  Doing it together is so much easier and that’s why I love when we can gather in a circle in any way shape or form.  Being the two or more who are gathered gives us the opportunity to realize we’re not the only ones who feel the way we do.

If you’ve been a hoarder of complaints, opinions, judgments and criticism along with a collection of resentments and regrets that you’re now ready to get rid of, stop thinking that you have to do it yourself, because you really cannot do it that way.  Give it to Spirit and be willing to be willing to have a healing.  

Your demonstration of willingness is an act of courage.  There’s no big or small about it.  The tiniest bit of willingness is an act of courage.  #IHavetheCouragetoGoForIt!  

Just saying “yes” to healing is an act of courage.  Be willing to tell Spirit each day “I AM willing to have a healing” and see what Spirit provides.  Have the courage to accept and allow the healing.  I’m consistently amazed at the active bravery of spiritual students who are willing to look within, face their perceptions and release them to be healed!

Whenever you’re feeling upset in anyway, it’s your golden opportunity to choose healing.  Have the courage to go for it – be willing to allow a pause before you choose.  Your willingness lifts us all.  All boats rise on this tide of Love.

Fear can paralyze us from doing anything and I know that all too well.  I shared simple tips for getting out of fear this past week on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show, the topic was Staying Connected With Spirit. When we stay connected with Spirit, we’re in our loving heart and we’re naturally courageous.  (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents?  Would you like to inspire others?

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

There’s so much healing that happens when we intend to share our Light with others!  When others rise and shine, it’s my answered prayer!

What I know, with every fiber of my being, is that Spirit cannot fail.  Only the ego experiences failure.  Let’s let go of the very idea of failure.  It is a false belief that has no power of its own without our investment in it.  We choose Freedom today!

Please pray with me!  Prayer works!  Joining together in prayer for our healing, for the active practice of joining with Spirit, and allowing my healing is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it.  You can join me today and every day in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world. 

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy.  There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stay Strong!

Friday, June 29th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that relationships are the best tool we have for working with our mind. Ain’t that the truth? Lordy!

I used to feel so tested and tried by my relationships. Now, I’m well aware that what was actually going on was that the peeps in my life were showing me all my false beliefs. I used to go off the deep end so easily. With the slightest provocation I was ranting and raving.

Blame. Resentment. Attack!

What I’ve learned, and am so deeply grateful for, is that my job is to hold the high watch.

When a relationship seems to be in a rocky space, whether it’s with someone I know well or someone I just met, my real response-ability is to hold in my mind that healing is happening RIGHT NOW.

I’ve learned not to be fooled by the appearance even when someone seems to be relentlessly attacking me. Even when others who “know better” are blaming me for their feelings, it’s still my job and my response-ability to hold that the appearance of discord is transforming into Harmony because Harmony is our natural state and that which is false has no power.

Love is the only power.
Our ability to be loving IS our super power!

Of course, this doesn’t mean accepting abuse of any kind.

Just because someone is blaming you for how they feel doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

ACIM Lesson #5 is “I am never upset for the reason I think.”

We can reject the blame without rejecting the person. They think they’re upset because of something we did, but they’re not. That’s an old belief system – old BS.

When the world seems to be the cause of our upset, it’s not. It’s really not. We’re actually upset because we’ve lost our seat. We’re upset because we’re blaming others. We’re upset because we believe something that’s false. We’re upset because we’re giving ourselves permission to be unloving.

Our response-ability is to hold tight to the healing power of Love and not be deterred. It works. It really works. It’s our job and our response-ability to prove it.

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crazy Thinking

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

“Get thee behind me, Satan.”

According to my professor in Ministerial School, Rocco Errico, what Jesus said in Aramaic, and was translated into Hebrew and then into Greek, etc. was more likely something like “get thee behind me crazy thinking!”

That interpretation feels more like Jesus to me. The Jesus I know from A Course in Miracles doesn’t seem like someone who would have believed in a devil. He spoke about the worshipping of false idols, and in it’s way, the belief in the devil is a belief in false idols.

Crazy thinking can feel like a demon has taken ahold of us. I’ve felt that many times. And it seems like right now, every single day someone is asking me what to do about crazy thinking.

Almost every day someone is asking me what to do when we feel obsessed with negative thoughts and feelings, when the same repetitive thoughts and beliefs seem to take us over.

This is the main focus of my Finding Freedom spiritual bootcamp class that starts today.

I used to feel that my attack thoughts, the complaints, the judgments, the disappointments and regrets were compulsive and obsessive in my mind. I was so often investing my precious energy in defending against the constant sense of attack I felt.

For decades, I didn’t realize it was emanating from me.
I thought it was happening to me.

As long as I thought it was happening to me, I was defending myself.

I didn’t realize what I now know from ACIM lesson 135 – “If I defend myself, I am attacked.”

By constantly defending myself mentally, I was constantly affirming that I was being attacked and so I was perpetuating it and didn’t even realize it.

Every attack I felt, justified my retaliation.
Every attack I felt was just my interpretation.
It was my perception.
I didn’t realize that secretly I was looking for an excuse to attack.
That was hidden until I became truly committed to being loving no matter what.

I still don’t do it perfectly. I fall down. I get up.

However, I fall down much less often than I used to.
I used to fall down so much it didn’t seem worthwhile to get up! LOL!

The constant sense of failure I had has left me.
Now, I have a constant sense of succeeding.
I’m focused on what I’d like to experience, rather than what I don’t like.

These shifts are made much easier when we focus together and don’t give up.

Eliminating these thought patterns is exactly what my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is all about. This is where our Freedom is revealed. Freedom is already our natural state underneath all of the punishing thoughts we’ve adopted.

When the thoughts feel crazy – that’s the time to say “Get thee behind me!”
This has been a great tool for me.
It certainly worked well for Jesus!

Let’s give all crazy thinking to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Let the suffering be FINISHED! This is our time of Love & Freedom – let’s claim it!

TODAY! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class starts today, Thursday. We’ve added extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought! Registration closes TODAY.

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

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

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A Guiltless Mind Does Not Suffer

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Many people use the threat of guilt as a motivator.  Some use guilt to keep them playing small and avoid taking risks.  I’ve certainly been guilty of both!

I’ve talked with many people who don’t fully enjoy their life because they feel it would be selfish and they’d feel guilty. Many people even feel guilty just for taking care of themselves – as though good self-care somehow is putting themselves first, which is selfish. Selfish is bad and wrong.

The guilty mind punishes again and again. Self punishment is a strong motivator for many people and it keeps them in a loop, like a hamster on a wheel, repeating a limited and unhappy existence. It is our destiny to live a joyful life and A Course in Miracles is the mind-training to help us get there!

It’s interesting how many people believe they should feel guilty for taking care of themselves. One of the biggest challenges I see at work in many people’s minds is this belief that it’s better to give than to receive. How could that be true when there is only one? It’s insanity. The only place to give to is Spirit and the only place to receive from is Spirit, how could giving be better than receiving? It’s so important and valuable and healing and nourishing to be receptive to Spirit’s guidance and flow of Love. Without that we wither and die, literally!

The ego thought system is diabolically opposed to itself!

The ego believes that taking care of yourself is selfish, which is bad and wrong. The ego believes that we’re supposed to give and give and give and give in order to get the Love, approval, attention and affection that we want and need. We end up believing that we have to give and give and give in order to earn Love, thereby reinforcing the idea that we’re separate from Love.

The ego believes that others are selfish, bad and wrong if they don’t appreciate all that we’re giving to them. They should reciprocate by giving us everything that we need. It’s all lunacy. Time for a healing!

When we don’t take good care of ourselves, when we over-give and give in order to get something back, then we’re going to feel depleted and it’s not because someone made us or we did it for someone else. Over-giving to depletion is a choice that is a form of self-sabotage and it’s time for us to let it go! We over-give because we believe in lack. Over-giving is an affirmation of lack.

Some spiritual students believe that suffering and martyrdom are somehow holy. This has been taught for thousands of years.

Suffering and martyrdom are the OPPOSITE of holy.
Suffering and martyrdom are pure ego.

It’s our responsibility to take good care of ourselves and keep our wellspring of energy, radiance and luminosity full.

There are no extra points for running on empty.

No one can maintain our radiance for us – this is ours to do. If you feel guilty taking good care of yourself consider this: If you live in service to the Light, then everything you do to make sure you are a brightly shining light brings benefit to all. It’s not selfish to take good care of yourself, it’s another act of service to the Light!

Eliminating these thought patterns is exactly what my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is all about. This is where our Freedom is revealed. Freedom is already our natural state underneath all of the punishing thoughts we’ve adopted.

What can you do today to care for yourself with kindness?

One thing we can ALL do is give the guilt, known and unknown, recognized and unrecognized, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Let the suffering be OVER! This is our time of Love & Freedom!

TOMORROW! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is starting on Thursday. I’m adding extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought! Registration closes on Thursday

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

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

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Staying Connected With Spirit

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A Course in Miracles is a program that we can use to eliminate the blocks to Love in our life. When we’re in the flow of Love there is no lack, no limitation, no pain, and no suffering.

Most of us feel like we’re in the flow of Love sometimes. Here and there we can feel it. The more we eliminate the blocks to Love the more we feel expansive and available for good, and the more good we attract.

Being available for good is a big part of staying connected with Spirit because Spirit is the ALL good. One way we quickly take ourselves out of that loving connection is when we begin to label things bad and wrong.

This has been SUCH a helpful awareness for me. As soon as I hear the words bad or wrong come out of my mouth or as thoughts in my head, then I can make a change. I’ve learned to closely watch for my use of these words so that I can make other, non-judgmental choices and keep my Peace. It works!

This kind of helpful awareness and the tools to practice it with are exactly what my FF is all about. I share so many tools and ways to use them that make it easier and easier to invest in loving choices rather than judging.

When we’re willing to make more loving choices we begin building momentum so quickly and that’s inspiring. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never change or that we cannot change, but it’s just not true.

Getting support and joining with others makes it much easier and much more fun to stay connected to Spirit and feel in the flow of LOVE!

My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is starting on Thursday. I’m adding extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought! Registration closes on Thursday

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Staying Connected With Spirit

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

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

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

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No Exceptions

Monday, June 25th, 2018

One of the most challenging things for me is to make no exceptions at all.  There are times when it’s so tempting to make exceptions and label this one bad or wrong, not good enough, less than or better than.  I’ve so glad I’ve learned that to make any exceptions at all is a trap.

I know I’m in that “exception trap” when I feel uncomfortable.  When I feel irritated, frustrated, angry or hurt, it’s a clear sign that I’ve made an exception and decided against someone or something.  I’ve fallen into a spiritual hole and I can let the Higher Holy Spirit Self pull me out.

THE most common questions I get is “how do you remember to choose again and choose Love?”

Because I get that question so often, and I share about it so often, and still it’s such a challenge, I keep adding new things to my classes to offer more clarity and more support.  And we’re seeing that people are having better results.

Better results is people becoming more inspired to make the changes that make them happy.

Better results is people naturally having a desire to make different choices and PROVE that God IS working in their life even when it seems like its not.

Better results is people realizing that they are never alone and that they are a fully BELOVED part of Spirit.

My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is starting on Thursday.  I’m adding extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought!

ACIM tells us that “All healing is at the level of the mind,” and sometimes it feels quite elusive.  When we are willing, Spirit shows us the way.  There IS miraculous healing available to us all.  Let’s claim it and share the benefits with everyone!

We remember to choose again and choose Love because we care enough about ourselves not to struggle anymore.  We love ourselves well enough that we cannot tolerate being in pain anymore.  This healing, and Finding Freedom is about moving out of managing and coping with difficulties to miraculously rising above them.  It may seem impossible, but that’s part of the healing!  Let’s trade our false perceptions for clarity and Freedom!

Part of the healing path is to make a commitment to holding no exceptions.  Holding each other in the Light of truth no matter what.  No exceptions for the one who said something unkind.  No exceptions for the one who stole our car.  No exceptions for the one who didn’t remember our birthday.  No exceptions for the one who incarcerates children.  No exceptions for the one who doesn’t have compassion.

We claim that our God-given ability is to have compassion for all.  No exceptions!

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

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

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Receiving Spirit’s Guidance

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Maybe you’re like me, I used to read things that said, “When you heal the mind, the world of form, experience, relationships, finances, health and wealth WILL follow.”

And I’d think:  Ok, I believe it.  But HOW????????

Where is the part where they tell me HOW???

I used to think, “I need some real help here because I’m studying this spiritual stuff for MANY years and I still feel like a fake and a failure!”

Fortunately I was praying all the time, the answer started to come to me.
I know that’s the reason why. I just kept praying.

I finally realized that I needed to stop asking the wrong question.
Questions like:

What’s wrong with me?
Why doesn’t it work for me?
Why can’t I get this?
What’s my problem?
How come this is easier for everyone else?
I’m I just fundamentally messed up?

And those are just some of the UN-helpful questions I was asking ALL DAY LONG! UGH!!!

As God would have it, because of the prayer I was constantly doing, I had a realization that I was asking the wrong question, and

I’ll be totally honest … I wasn’t as willing as I thought I was.

Prayer works!

Two things happened. First, because I just couldn’t stand it anymore, I made a decision:

I decided to put all of my eggs in the God basket.
I decided to go ALL IN.

Once I did that I had another realization:

I started asking for results.

Ask and it is given. Pretty simple. Duh.

I started asking:
Show me how.
Tell me how.
Help me to see only the how and nothing else!

Everything began to rapidly change for me.

I stopped feeling stuck and started gaining momentum because I was given a series of things to do and I did them. It wasn’t a picnic, it wasn’t easy.

Spirit didn’t say,”you go binge watch the West Wing on netflix, I’ve got this handled.”

It was NOT easy. It required me to become more and more willing to follow the guidance, the steps, the exercises, in order to have the healing.

Let me just say that before this, FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE, I had such a strong belief that I’d be free WHEN … [fill in the blank] happens. It’s easy to be convinced that freedom is conditional. After all, that’s what the world teaches – even though it’s not true. In fact, nothing could be further from the Truth.

Freedom is a spiritual quality – infinite and eternal. It’s ours already.

First, I had to be willing to get out of the cage of believing that my happiness was conditional.
I just had to be TRULY willing.

I was utterly convinced that my feeling free and happy were completely tied to what was happening in the world, in my life, in my home, in my family, in my finances, in my body and in my job. I had not a single clue HOW to get to the Freedom in my mind.

And reading spiritual books didn’t get me much closer.
In fact, it made me feel MORE like a failure.

After all, I had all this information telling me that healing is at the level of the mind and yet my mind wasn’t healing.

Sound familiar?What I did immediately, was I began to share it with others. I wrote it down and I thought about how I could share what was working for me in a way that would be helpful to others.

I’ll be honest, it’s been a lot of work for me. I keep working at making it easier for people. I keep asking Spirit to show me how to be MORE helpful, and to be more clear. Every day. That’s my job. And I LOVE it.

I found happiness and I found Freedom and everything, everything, everything in my life has changed for the better. There’s not one thing in my life that hasn’t improved. I’m just really discovering that as I write it down.

And this is exactly why I’ve been inspired to share what has miraculously worked for me. I say miraculously because that’s what A Course in Miracles tells us – the miracles happen at the level of the mind FIRST and then we see the miraculous shift in our world.

That’s why I’m committed to PROVING God works in my life – because our minds are joined, when one can do it, all are lifted. We can all FEEL the Freedom that is ours, by inheritance.

I encourage you to start asking for help to see, know, feel, and hear clearly the wisdom that is yours to receive. It’s already there in each one of us. The kingdom IS within. It has always been there. Spirit will show us if we are asking for it.

But we cannot ask for insight and wisdom and also spend a great deal of time affirming what is false!

This is precisely why I was led to create my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class for folks who were willing to make some changes in their thinking.

I keep being led and guided to share more and more because I keep asking. Every day. I ask Spirit to show me the how.

Fear can paralyze us from doing anything and I know that all too well. I shared simple tips for getting out of fear this past week on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show, the topic was Fear Buster. (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Would you like to inspire others?

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

There’s so much healing that happens when we intend to share our Light with others! When others rise and shine, it’s my answered prayer!

What I know, with every fiber of my being, is that Spirit cannot fail. Only the ego experiences failure. Let’s let go of the very idea of failure. It is a false belief that has no power of its own without our investment in it. We choose Freedom today!

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. Next week, I’m starting my summer Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp. People are experiencing a lot of fear right now. And so I’ve dropped the price and added a really nice bonus in order to encourage more people to take the plunge and be ALL IN for Spirit and to STOP giving their power to false beliefs.

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

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

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Being Peaceful

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

We live in an ever-changing world. The impermanent nature of everything on planet earth is part of why we chose this experience. It’s a bit like my shape-up workout shoes. They have a rounded bottom to them and they make it less stable for me to walk, which makes me use my core more and that strengthens me.

We can decide to use the life’s weather and weirdness to help us to become stronger. We can be like the trees, who receive great benefit from having the wind and elements challenging them to grow stronger and more resilient to even the harshest weather.

Year’s ago I set the intention to *become peaceful. I felt ready. It was such a great decision!

Through my commitment to being peaceful I was able to recognize the opportunities to choose Peace. Having a clear and strong intention is so helpful!

As I talked about in my Freedom From Fear class the other day, I used to torture myself, and everyone around me by getting upset and venting. It was a giant waste of energy and it really created so much negative backwash in my life. I didn’t realize it at that the time.

I used to think that getting upset was my power. I’m so glad I’ve learned that Love is the ONLY power that there is. Peace is where it’s at, baby!

Now, I get such strength from practicing being peaceful regardless of what’s going on. It’s like getting a core workout. Once you develop a strong core, it’s MUCH easier to maintain it. In fact, with being peaceful, it gets easier all the time.

This practice of Peace is not about denying how you feel, it’s about placing a much higher value on Peace, Love and Harmony than on any emotional expression. I Love myself so much that I don’t wish to energize negativity because it’s unkind to myself.

When you’re willing, you can begin to practice the discipline of being harmonious. It requires the willingness to be compassionate.

You’ll realize that your emotions are the by-product of your INTERPRETATION of what’s going on. You’re only upset for the meaning you made of it.

Your interpretation is really your opinion.
Like the weather, opinions are always changing.
Why value what is ever-changing when you can value what is never-changing?
LOVE is constant.
Love is clear.

Love is never grasping and the active practice of Love is compassion, which leads to Harmony, which leads to self-esteem and abundance.

At some point, Peace becomes so valuable that no opinion is worth giving it up for. You can decide if today’s that day or not. You can choose to be unbotherable. Wouldn’t you really rather be unbotherable? Wouldn’t you rather live with an open heart? We’re doing it together!

Forgiveness is a big part of being able to be peaceful. Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Love and prosperity in your life. It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.

Next week, I’m starting my summer Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp. People are experiencing a lot of fear right now. And so I’ve dropped the price and added a really nice bonus in order to encourage more people to take the plunge and be ALL IN for Spirit and to STOP giving their power to false beliefs.

When we join together it works. It really does work. Let’s go for it!

FREE CLASS – Register now and you can watch the VIDEO of my free class to eliminate fear from our experience! Freedom From Fear This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register.

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

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

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Fear Has No Power

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Wow! What a healing! Last night on the summer solstice, I did my Freedom From Fear class – powerful! It’s amazing how so many of us can read all kinds of books and do all kinds of things and still be gripped by fear in a moment’s notice. It’s amazing how many Light Workers still feel unworthy of Love.

What I absolutely know, and am so grateful for, is that these patterns are a distortion. They are not true. And do not need to give it our power anymore!

Fear has no basis in reality.
It is a made up thing.

When we don’t keep our agreements, and commitments then we feel untrustworthy and we project that onto all of life. Of course, since like attracts like, we attract people who mirror us and then we feel a despair that the world is hopeless. It becomes a black hold sucking everything in.

The truth that sets us free is:
Fear has no power of its own. It is our belief in the false thought that SEEMS to give the fear power. I will not be driven by fear anymore. I’m so grateful that we’re on this journey of healing together. I feel called to step up my game and I’m going for it. Let’s do it together!

Next week, I’m starting my summer Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp. People are experiencing a lot of fear right now. And so I’ve dropped the price and added a bonus in order to encourage more people to take the plunge and be ALL IN for Spirit and to STOP giving their power to false beliefs.

When we join together it works. It really does work. Let’s go for it!

FREE CLASS – Register now and you can watch the VIDEO of my free class to eliminate fear from our experience! Freedom From Fear This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register.

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

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

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Freedom From Fear

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

One great thing about being on this path and actually doing the work of healing the mind, is that as you progress you can see the choice points. This means you create a lot less trouble for yourself. Which is SUCH a good feeling.

I can remember when I began to really get that my upset was caused by me and that I had the power to make another choice. I began to actively celebrate my decision to turn away from the thinking that was so painful and caused so much distress.

Deep down, I knew that I had the power to choose a higher thought.
Still, I continued to choose to affirm that life was happening to me and it wasn’t my fault.

I can remember feeling that thinking it was happening TO me rather than BY me was some how preferable. For a long, LONG time, I put so much energy into blaming others.

People often tell me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s because I don’t invest my energy in a lot of things that take up huge amounts of time.

So many have told me they’re plagued by a fear of not having enough time to live the life they’d like, but that’s a made up story. Instead, they’re investing their time and energy in things that are wasteful and draining of energy.

I used to binge watch tv SO OFTEN.
I did it to escape.
Now, I occasionally make a date with myself to enjoy a favorite program for a few hours, but I don’t feel like I’m wasting time. It feels fun and restful.

I don’t feel guilty afterwards.
It’s like having a big ice cream sundae.
If you do it in moderation, it’s a wonderful and enjoyable thing!

If you’re doing something you enjoy in a way that dulls your senses, in order to escape from the pain of this world, it’s delaying the healing due to overwhelm.

I’m so familiar with feeling afraid that I don’t have what it takes, and instead choosing to escape, and delay my healing due to overwhelm. Enough! That’s not helpful.

And that’s precisely why I’m offering this free class today!
I’ll share what’s helpful so we can break these patterns and live a life that’s fulfilling!

Freedom From Fear!

Register now and come join me LIVE on VIDEO and let’s join together to eliminate fear from our experience!

TODAY! FREE CLASS – Join me in my Freedom From Fear LIVE VIDEO class. This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register. Please come and bring your questions – invite a friend to join us. It’s FREE!

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

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

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Manipulation

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

I’m in a co-creative relationship with Spirit and that’s a beautiful and powerful thing. It’s essential to my happiness and fulfillment that I am fully IN this relationship with the Divine. There was a time when I was not committed to the relationship, not by a long shot. I was playing a game of “hard to get” with God. I was keeping score in the most demented way.

So many of us are actually trying to manipulate God the way we tried to manipulate our parents! Sheesh!

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

It’s my intention to help dissolve that old paradigm through awakening to my Divinity. My Divine essence isn’t something to be experienced someday in the future – when I give up my ways as a sinner and get to Heaven, it’s here NOW – and forever. I AM the One who decides to see it, know it, live in it and share the benefit with all beings because I AM One with them. Right now, I have a response-ability to expand MY awareness to live in this fundamental Truth: I AM One with God, eternal and infinite.

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

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

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

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

Join me in my Freedom From Fear LIVE VIDEO class tomorrow, Thursday. This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register. Please come and bring your questions – invite a friend to join us. It’s FREE!

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

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

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

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