Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

God’s Teachers

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Accepting Divine Assistance

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Just Say Yes!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

With faith, all things are possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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A Healing Choice

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Courage

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Intending to be masterful through having a loving heart has challenged me to do things that I have thought I couldn’t do, and things that I didn’t seem to wish to do. For a long time, I was continuously challenged to find the courage to do the things that I had been unwilling to do in the past. I am breaking with precedent and creating the habit of having a strong, loving heart. That is the essence of courage.

It takes so much courage to love when you’ve been in the habit of attacking or running away.  I can remember how strongly pulled I was to fight and be right or simply run.

Because my personality was such a grudge holder, one thing that continuously challenged me was to forgive the judgments against people, (including my Self), that I’d held. My teacher and constant guide has been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With his life and his words, King taught me that those who have been unkind to me will often cycle back into my life to ask for something. When they return, I can open my heart and be my true Self, or I can affirm my errors of the past. Where I used to hate these opportunities, now, I welcome them. Thank you, Spirit, for the opportunity to choose again!

Eleanor Roosevelt has urged, “You must do the things that you think you cannot do.” Courage is not an absence of fear, it is moving forward from the heart instead of the fear generated by the mind’s mis-interpretations.

Like my spiritual teachers before me, today, I light the fire of Love and compassion in my own heart. I cultivate the courage to be masterful and live a loving life dedicated to non-judgment and true forgiveness. I cultivate the strong heart of Love within.

Today, I set my intention to move the world in the direction of Peace through my loving choice and action. I AM willing to be courageous! And that’s what makes it a great day!

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Forgive to Be Free

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

I’m getting ready for my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next weekend and forgiveness is on my mind.  I also am so aware that one of the dear friends in my life is someone who did something hurtful and disrespectful to another friend of mine.  At first, when I found out what had been done to my friend, I had resentment and I felt that it was my duty to hold a grudge about it.

For a long time, I’ve felt that people can say what they like about me, but they can’t talk trash about the people I love without me holding it against them.

I feel like I come from a culture of grudge holders and my ego has long held that it’s not okay to forgive people.  In fact, I have someone in my life that I love who believes that forgiveness isn’t a good thing.

What I can tell you that I’ve learned is that I feel more myself when my heart is open.

I feel more joyful, which IS my natural state, when I’ve let my grievances go.

True forgiveness is releasing our interpretation – it’s not saying that it’s okay to attack people.

My friend who attacked my other friend has apologized, but even if they hadn’t, I could still release the judgment.  I can love them fully even if we don’t agree. That’s the Freedom in my mind that makes me feel more my TRUE Self.

I am deeply grateful for my shifting awareness and my journey to Freedom.  I am so grateful that my life feels lighter and more open hearted all the time.  I see the benefits unfolding every day.  It gives me something to share that’s valuable.

Most importantly: I love my life now!

When I held grievances, I felt right and righteous, but I definitely didn’t love my life.

Would you be willing to release your grudges if you knew it meant that you could love your life?

If you’d like my support – come on retreat with me next weekend!  Let’s do it together!

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Prosperity Practice

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

What we appreciate appreciates, increases, and expands.  It multiplies.  Appreciation supports people in their growth and expansion, and yet, how often do I withhold our praise from ourselves and others? Being able to offer praise easily is a gift.

What we complain about also expand and grows in our awareness.  As we focus on lack, we experience more lack.  It lowers our vibration and then we’re less available to the  Divine Guidance and insight that would naturally lead us to Prosperity.

I know that I feel gifted every time someone has a genuine word of praise for me. When I give praise, I feel lifted in being able to find something that is inspiring me to praise it. When the person receives and accepts the praise well, they are lifted into an awareness of the truth of their brilliance, Beauty and worth, then I am twice blessed.

There are people walking around in the world who rarely receive a word of praise. They are encased in habitual thoughts of self-judgment, hurt, fear, doubt, and despair, and the world reflects it back to them.

My one word of praise can penetrate that hard shell of darkness the way the sun rising dispels the night. Praise has that kind of power. I can change my life and the life of everyone I meet by substituting criticism and judgment for praise.

Today, I am activating my Prosperity practice by looking to praise.  I’m replacing complaints with appreciation and compassion.

Praising becomes my new habit in place of judgment. I praise myself and I praise others. I praise our personal qualities, our achievements, and our helpful service. My gratitude for life grows.

My Prosperity practice increases my Prosperity and my sense of well-being.  The more I praise, the more I turn my focus from lack and limitation to increase and Abundance.

My Prosperity vibration moves the world in the direction of Love through my daily practice of Prosperity.

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Sweet Release

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

In each upsetting experience, there is something for us to learn that helps us grow and become a wiser, more compassionate person.  If we think things shouldn’t have happened then we don’t forgive, we prevent ourselves from harvesting the learning encoded into our experiences.  When we refuse to learn, we’re doomed to repeat the painful experiences until we become willing to release our judgments.  At this point, we can learn from them.
This is the sweet release of A Course in Miracles Lesson 25:

“I don’t know what anything is for.”

Until we release our limited and painful perspective from the vantage point of believing in separation, we cannot see in all directions of time and space, and have the view and vision of the Holy Spirit.  Until we can see with the vision of the Holy Spirit, we don’t know what anything is for.  Isn’t it just arrogance to think that we know when so clearly we do not?

As long as we are deluded into thinking we know what things are for, and who is bad and who is good, who is right and who is wrong, we are not interested in the truth that sets us free.  When we need to be right about our interpretations, then we are doomed to keep repeating the same errors again and again.

It’s so much easier to say, “I don’t know what anything is for.”  It’s for my learning, and that’s what I’m interested in.  The Holy Spirit will guide and direct me, and in the meantime, I can simply be grateful for my willingness to be free and to choose Freedom.

My Finding Freedom Bootcamp is about to begin for the last time this year.  In Finding Freedom, we’re devoted to clearing the way to hear intuition, insight, Divine Guidance, and inspiration more clearly than ever before.  It’s the VERY best gift we can give to ourselves.  And it requires that we give up the judgments that block our intuition.  This is the practice that allows us to expand into a life of perfect Love!

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Dissolving the Blocks to Success

Friday, September 29th, 2017

There are times when it feels like there are such intense blocks to our being successful in the world, in our relationships, in our well-being, in our heart, in our mind, and on and on and on.  For decades, I felt the blocks were unrelenting and irremovable.  I’m so glad I didn’t give up before the miracle.

And that’s why  I feel unstoppable now.  It’s why I feel compelled to share.  I’m willing to do whatever I can to support people who feel like I used to feel so they can feel what I feel now and go beyond.  I’m all in for this transformation and I know Spirit is with us, 100%.

Spirit is always new.  Every day offers us the opportunity to leave the past behind.  What many of us do instead, unwittingly, is drag the past with us and then it feels like we’re stuck in a rut that we cannot escape.  If we’re dragging the past hurt with us through choosing to revisit it in our mind, day in and day out – if that’s the thing we’re primarily interested in, then OF COURSE, we’re going to feel as though it’s inescapable.  We’re choosing to keep it close at hand.

This is how I learned to say to myself, “I’m not interested in that anymore.  I’m interested in Love.  I am profoundly interested in the good that this new moment offers me.  I am a creature of Love and Light, and that is ALL I’m interested in.”  Using that phrase to turn away from the past, sometimes HUNDREDS of times a day, gave me a fresh start in each moment.  I finally became TRULY interested in the opportunity to rise above the battlefield and choose Love that is always available to us.  I became focused on living AS Love.  I became devoted to being a loving presence in my own life.  I became so disinterested in the past.  I decided to learn to live beyond precedent.

I am so grateful for my life now.  Where I felt limitation, now I feel the Joy of being in the flow of the ALL-GOOD.  It’s a miracle to me and I’m so happy to share the miracle with you!

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Love’s Freedom

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Yesterday, I had a wonderful class in Living A Course in Miracles with Cindy Lora-Renard.  Our topic was True Success – and that’s the topic of my Homework Class today.

One thing both Cindy and I are pretty clear about is that true success comes from our living in our loving hearts, eliminating ego attachments and freeing our minds.  It seems like in every class this week, we’ve talked about being truly helpful and referred to this beautiful passage from ACIM.   I call it the Purpose Prayer:

I am here to be truly helpful
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let him teach me to heal.   T-2.V.A.18.

This prayer feels so sweet to me. I appreciate our call to be “truly helpful.” When I contemplate what it means, I feel that being truly helpful is to extend Love and compassion. It’s releasing the habits of, “giving to get something back.”  It’s agreeing to be of service to the Light and listen to Spirit’s direction.  It’s choosing Love’s Freedom rather than ego’s limitations.

Being truly helpful is cultivating the willingness to live without judgment and to see with God’s eyes.

It’s a simple practice that brings us such great benefits – Peace, Joy, Freedom, and so much more. I invite you to begin to look for how you can be truly helpful in all your choices.  It’s a deep practice that reveals a great sense of purpose and fulfillment.  It’s simple, and yet it asks us to be truly present in each moment.  Practice, practice, practice. That’s what a great life of Love is.  It seems contrary to what we might think, but then living in our heart is often contrary to our old thoughts.

There’s such a great feeling of success when I can be loving now, where once I was so critical or complaining.  Having compassion instead of judgment is a blessed relief.  I don’t mind the practice anymore, I welcome it.  My heart grows stronger every day, and my mind is more free!  This is the Freedom that Love brings.  What a blessing!

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Failure Is Not An Option

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Failure is impossible. It really is – it requires a shift of perspective in order to see it. We have to be WILLING to have the ears to hear, and the eyes to TRULY see it.

Consider this:  Can failure exist in the one Mind of God?
If there’s nothing working against Spirit, nothing opposing Spirit and all is One – how can failure actually exist?

Maybe what  looks to us like failure is actually our education.

What feels like failure is simply our playing small.

Hmmmmm.

Perhaps, what feels like failure is settling for a life of illusions. When no one is asking us to do that, but we do it anyway.  And we could have the KINGDOM, but we’d have to choose it, and we’re not.  So, it feels like failure, but it’s not failure, it’s simply the choice to learn through suffering and experience rather than remembering our divinity.

Actively choosing suffering feels upsetting.  It used to upset me tremendously.  The pain of the upset pushes us to be willing to choose LOVE, which is our healer.

Why invest one more moment in thinking the thoughts that cause your suffering when you can change your mind and choose your liberation?

A beautiful life of LOVE truly IS your destiny!

Trade THAT for all the investments in fantasy and make-believe.

Seek first the kingdom,
which is within,
and all else WILL be added unto you.

Invest in the Kingdom and retire from a life of suffering!

Act now and you can have it all! (You already have it, but until you value it, it seems like you don’t. That’s what feels like a failure – it’s a failure to recognize the truth that immediately sets you free.)

Love cannot fail.
You ARE Love – therefore, YOU cannot fail.
It’s just a question of how long will YOU take to remember that?

Give yourself a deadline!  And give Spirit the heavy lifting of figuring out how.  When we decide, Spirit shows us how.

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Truly Helpful

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

I aspire to be truly helpful in each and every moment.  Helpful to myself, first and foremost.  Helpful to my loved ones next.  My loved ones are not just my family and friends, but also everyone who participates in this Power of Love Ministry.  I pray for us all every day.  I pray for all humanity, the earth and all the kingdoms of the earth each day.  How could I leave anyone out?

This is a time of intense challenges.

Do you know anyone who hasn’t been experiencing intense challenges this year?  I do not.

This morning, I’m watching the progress of the hurricane Irma making its way north and praying for all who are affected.  This is what A Course in Miracles calls being truly helpful.

Each day in my own practice of prayer, I pray for all of us to let go of the past and all prejudices and misperceptions of any kind.  I pray for us all to see and know clearly, to feel clearly, the Love of Spirit in through and around us in each moment, at all times, in all situations, regardless of what is occurring.

Yesterday in my Spiritual Espresso, I wrote about holding the High Watch for our loved ones in Florida who are anticipating the hurricane.  And holding the High Watch is the most helpful thing we can do for our loved ones.

One of the most powerful spiritual practices I know is to follow this passage in A Course in Miracles, which tells us:

“You can do much on behalf of your own healing and that of others if, in a situation calling for help, you think of it this way:

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,
    because He Who sent me will direct me.  
I am content to be wherever He wishes,
     knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.  T-2.V.A.18.

I call this the Purpose Prayer, because it tells us clearly what our purpose is.  Our purpose is ONLY as follows:

To be truly helpful, which is to represent Love (God).

So, as the storm is approaching, whether it’s a hurricane or cancer, whether it’s bankruptcy or fire, divorce or disaster, let us decide to fulfill our purpose.

How could we have a purpose to be truly helpful and represent, or re-present Love, if we didn’t have everything pre-installed?

The Kingdom is pre-installed.

We look within to find it.

We find the courage to look within and to realize that all the judgments we have about ourselves are worthless and have no place in our fulfilling our purpose.

We are willing to see beyond the judgments to the Kingdom that is eternally within us.

All that we need is within our willingness to seek the Kingdom first.

Then, Peace, Freedom, Prosperity, Wholeness, and Harmony are re-cognized by us.  These spiritual qualities, and more, have always been within us.

As I watch the hurricane progress toward more of my loved ones, I could feel helpless, worried, and afraid.  I feel concerned, but I am doing what I know to be truly helpful.  I am re-presenting Love.  That I am willing and grateful to be able to do.  It makes a difference.  It calms the storms internally and adds to the Peace in the world.

Let’s commit ourselves to doing this daily in order to be truly helpful.

I AM truly helpful.
I AM fulfilling my purpose.
I AM grateful to practice being loving today, now.
I AM grateful to be grateful.

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

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Full Moon Freedom

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Thought

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

How many times have I had the opportunity to choose Freedom and instead chosen to relieve the past? Millions? It’s impossible to guestimate.

What I do know is that I make at least 10,000 choices a day. Every day, all day, about every 5 to 10 seconds (at the very minimum)  I’m making choices. I’m choosing what I’ll think about.

Imagine that every thought that enters your mind is like a flaccid balloon – a balloon with no air. When the thought arrives in your mind, it’s just an outline of a thought that has been, like dust in the wind, floating around in what Ernest Holmes calls, “the race consciousness.”

Thoughts appear like a cloud in the sky of our mind, we can CHOOSE to agree with them and if we do, then that thought becomes our thought.  When we decide to fully think a thought, it’s like we’re putting air into a balloon – it’s our precious life energy – our attention, our agreement, our affirmation that we’re investing in that thought.

Throughout the course of the day, you might easily have 10,000 thoughts – ten thousand “balloons” that you have filled with your precious energy and attention. They become the form of your life.  They take up space in your awareness and in your experience.

“All thought produces form at some level.”  A Course in Miracles

Form is your experience, your emotions, your life and your thoughts.
All form is produced by thought.
Thought is the ONLY thing that produces form.
The ONLY way to have a NEW EXPERIENCE is to have a NEW THOUGHT.

I’ve learned to replace the thoughts that bind me to the past with a thought that is new – a loving thought, a kind thought, a thought that I think with the Love of God in my heart. This practice has created an entirely new experience of life for me.  It’s created a life I enjoy, that has very little fear in it.

Many times, it can feel like we’re repeating the past on a regular basis.  It can become depressing and discouraging to feel as though we’re recreating the same errors again and again.  The old thought is that the way out of that pain and suffering is to do something different.  However, the fastest path of quantum leaping out of repeating the past is to give the heavy lifting of figuring it out to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.  If we forget to do it, and find ourselves suffering, we can begin in that moment.  And then, our liberation is at hand!

When faced with the opportunity to think the thoughts from the past again, and feel those emotions again, I prefer to choose Freedom. Not always, but sometimes, I’m just not done with the past and so I think the old thought and feel the old feelings before I remember to have a new thought. Yet, more and more consistently I am aligned with a new thought. This is my spiritual fitness program for my liberation from suffering.

Today and every day, I ask myself, will I choose Freedom? Will I choose Love? It’s up to me.  I say YES!  What will you say today?

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Extending Love Generously

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The essence of Divine Love is pure givingness and generosity.  and that’s why A Course in Miracles says so clearly that, in order to have, give all to all.

If you’re interested in having a life of pure L-O-V-E, abundance and prosperity, all you have to do is be willing to share it with everyone you meet.  The doesn’t mean open your house and share all your possessions.  It means share your heart, extend your Spirit, share what’s REALLY valuable – your  connection.

It’s simple, but it’s not easy.  However, when you DECIDE that sharing the Love is what you’re most interested in, then you will discover that Love knows how to be generous THROUGH you.  In order to succeed you must be willing to BE the flow of Love in order to experience it.  You can’t out-give God, so share and open to receive.

Love is not outside you.  Love is not something you get.  You ARE Love.  If you deny that you are Love then you will have a diminished experience of Love because that is what you are choosing.  The way that Love works is you must be willing to share it in order to experience it.  Love is always available.  You ARE Love, so when you share Love you’re congruent with your true self and that’s why being loving feels so refreshing and delicious.

Do you notice how when you act stingy, critical, and complainy that you don’t feel very good?  That’s because you’re blocking the flow of Love that you are.  That uncomfortable feeling is letting you know that you’ve decided to separate yourself from your Divinity and have an experience of disregarding the flow.  If you’re feeling miserable it’s ALWAYS because you’re not willing to be generous with the Love that you are.  It’s time to re-boot yourself!  And you can do it really quickly.

One of the easiest ways to reboot yourself is to remember that God’s nature is to be generous, always giving from the overflow of Love – and that’s YOUR nature too.  Be generous with a smile, a hug, a pat on the back.

Be generous with appreciation and admiration.  Be generous with compliments and encouragement.  Be generous with kindness to yourself and others.  Be generous with thank you notes and tithes.  Be generous with with patience.

Allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide you as to how you can be generous each day.  Set the intention to be generous and be willing to receive the Divine Guidance that will come.  Don’t push it away.  Try something new!  Discover the unlimited joy of being generous and you will discover that it is your nature to be affluent, abundant and prosperous.  Be willing!  Your little willingness is all that’s required for your sharing and opening to the flow of Love!

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

I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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Unbotherable

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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, which receive great benefit from having the wind and elements challenging them to grow stronger and more resilient to even the harshest weather.

Years ago, I set the intention to become unbotherable. I felt ready. It was such a great decision.

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.

Now, I get such strength from practicing being harmonious regardless of what’s going on.

This practice of unbotherability is not about denying how you feel, it’s about placing a much higher value on Love and Harmony than on any emotional expression.

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, Harmony 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 unbotherable.  Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Love in your life.  It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.  You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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Blame

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

For decades, I gave myself permission to blame a lot of my challenges and my upsets on my family.  As a result, I caused myself and everyone else a whole lot of pain and misery.  I believed it wasn’t my fault that life was hard. It wasn’t my fault I felt so angry and upset most of the time.

Blaming others was like a little treasure to me. I treasured the belief that my problems were someone else’s fault. It meant I didn’t have to take responsibility.

My earnest study of the truth led me to many healing realizations and practices that allowed me to turn my PAIN and suffering into my POWER.  Taking responsibility for everything in my life really helped me to eliminate my feelings of pain and fear.

It was REALLY challenging for me to make such a big turn in my life – from blame to responsibility was a HUGE shift for me.  Intuitively, I knew it was the right thing to do.  I am so very grateful now.  I also learned that blame is not helpful, it’s actually quite destructive.

In many ways, blame felt addictive to me.  Whenever the slightest thing went wrong, I wanted to blame someone for it.  I still feel the urge to blame come up at times, and I am so grateful I can notice it and feel it and go the other way.

I had so much DOUBT about whether or not I had what it takes to develop the discipline to change my mind and have a new experience in my life.  That’s why I talk about it.  So often, I felt like a spiritual failure.  I didn’t feel truly successful until I put Spirit in-charge of shifting my life.  I took responsibility for the choices I made in the past, and I put Spirit in-charge of the future and I began to experience an enormous relief of pain.

Day by day, I began to discover what was possible for me. I went from doubting that I could ever develop the strength of mind to be peaceful, to REALIZING that I AM doing it! IT IS HAPPENING! God’s Love poured through me into all my relationships and made them whole.

It’s not that I don’t have challenges anymore, of course I do, but I don’t feel hopeless or helpless EVER anymore.  There’s very little worry and I know how to end it immediately.  I’ve learned through my personal experience of transformation that it’s essential to hold a bigger vision of Peace in our lives.  How can we have Peace when we’re blaming others for our problems?  Blame creates a deep sense of unrest and there’s no Peace in that thinking.  Peace comes from realizing that God is ALWAYS for us and never against us – and that’s how we’re designed to be.  We’re designed to always be loving and to live in a state of Peace.  We can get there.  We are doing it.  It IS happening NOW!

Forgiveness is a big part of being able to let go of blame.  Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Prosperity in your life.  It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.  You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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Reborn

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Our spiritual reality is that we are continuously offered the opportunity to be born anew in the Spirit.  Every moment we can begin again because we can choose again.  Now is the perfect time for us to choose to release the old beliefs that are the cause of our suffering and to be born again in to an awareness of perfection that is our natural state.

NOW is the moment we are blessing ourselves and each other, or repeating the past.  We have the free will to make our choice.  Whatever we choose we learn from.  If we choose to align with the Higher Holy Spirit Self and BE the Presence of Love now we experience Joy-FULL remembering and re-learning.  If we choose to revisit and repeat the past, we experience painful learning.  It’s our choice.  Spirit does not judge our choices, only we do.

It seems easy to get caught in a web of false beliefs and forget who we are. It seems easy to forget to value the truth.  We lose our way when we become attached to a thought that’s not true – an opinion, a grudge, a grievance, or a complaint can take us on a downward spiral if we allow it. The truth is always available for us to remember and energize if we choose.  Each moment is a new opportunity for Love to flow in.

When we are born or re-born in the Spirit, it’s like emptying the cache in our computer browser. There’s no need to remember where we’ve been or what the past was. When we align with Spirit, everything we need to know we find within.

It’s helpful to remember there is only NOW in which to be refreshed by Love’s Presence. In this now moment, we can choose to give and receive Love and then we are in the right place at the right time, with right thinking.

We can choose to be born again, or to live in the past. Jesus said, “Let the dead bury the dead.” He was instructing us to stay in the nowness of Spirit and be in the flow of Love.  The invitation is there for us to accept – it never fades and that’s the Grace of God for sure!

I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into Wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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Soul Freedom

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

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!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Liberation.

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Liberation

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The only thing that can ever imprison us on a spiritual level is our agreement to live in limitation. No one is forced to mentally agree to live in limitation. Even if your body is imprisoned, sick, and tortured, your mind can still be free. That is your natural state.

History is filled with extraordinary stories of people who were physically imprisoned and who discovered true liberation through their experience. Prison became the pressure that turned their mind of dark coal into a diamond Light. Think of Nelson Mandela. He’s told us that his liberation from prison didn’t happen until he was willing to see that Peace was the way of true liberation.

There are so many ways that you can convince yourself that you are not free and will never be free. Yet, no matter how convinced you are, it will never, ever be true.

To liberate yourself, you must decide that you are interested in bustin’ loose from the mental habit of enslavement to the ego. You must choose. No one can liberate you. No thing can liberate you. No company, no government, no spiritual or religious leader, no book, no class.

Only you, yourself, can liberate your mind. The power is within you. It’s always been there and you’ve always known it. For those who have eyes to see it they will find it. The Kingdom is pre-installed. You are pre-approved.

Are you willing to learn the mental discipline of Freedom, or will you tell yourself it’s too hard and you cannot do it? As soon as you are willing, it will be shown to you and then you can share it with others. What glory awaits you!

If today you are committed to convincing yourself, you don’t have what it takes, then at least decide how much longer you will pretend you don’t have it. Decide today. How much longer will you enjoy the view from your prison? Set a date for your liberation.

Your activation awaits your choice. It’s really not so far away. Only one choice, one decision. Partner UP. Let the Spirit do the heavy lifting. This is the truth that sets you free. Eventually, you will choose Freedom. You decide when.

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Freedom to Invest Wisely

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Just think how many previous life times we’ve all had where we were laboring almost every waking hour just to survive – hunting and harvesting food, preparing it, washing clothes by hand, doing EVERYTHING by hand, carrying water, focused almost entirely on the basic necessities of life. Consider how many of those lifetimes we wished for just a little more free time. If only we didn’t have to tend the sheep and pick the cotton, weave the fabric and whatever else was necessary in order to be able to make the clothes to wear on our back.

If only we didn’t have to wash all those clothes by hand and mend them time after time. If only we didn’t have to spend so much time preparing the soil to grow the food to sustain us and the animals we tended, in order that we could have food to prepare, cook and eat. If only we had some help with the dishes and the cleaning.

If only we didn’t have to sweep the floors once or twice a day and empty the ashes from the fireplace constantly, and chop and bring in the wood in order to enjoy that fire and keep from freezing to death. If only the soap we used wasn’t so harsh on our skin. If only there was some way to keep our teeth lasting longer.  If only there was a machine to make the cappuccino!

If only there was some way we could be educated enough to read and write so that we could discover the sacred texts and write down the stories and thoughts that are always in our minds. If only we could communicate with our far away loved ones more often and feel connected. If only it didn’t take so long to walk to town to get the basic necessities and the news of the day.

For thousands of years, most of us were thinking these thoughts. How many lifetimes we were we enslaved in the mines, in the fields, in households and in all manner of situations where we longed for just the Freedom to decide how we would invest our time for one day?

Now, we have all these modern conveniences. How many of us make our clothes from the cotton we grew or the sheep we raised? Not many.

How many of us still wash our clothes or our dishes mostly by hand?

Obviously, you know how to read or you wouldn’t be reading this. If you feel like staying up late reading, you probably can, without fear of running out of electricity or wasting your precious homemade candles or expensive oil.

Running to the store a mile a way to get some milk or bread takes about 10 minutes. If you’d like to call your friend or loved one thousands of miles away or even just on the other side of your home, you can do it instantly. With Skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp, you can even do it at zero cost. AND you can see them!

What an amazing time we live in.

All the lifetimes we longed for Freedom of religion, and Freedom of spiritual practice, and almost everyone who is reading this has that Freedom and knows it.

This year, let’s really live in appreciation that we’ve actually been able to manifest the ideal circumstances for our spiritual growth, practice and awakening. Every single one of us, no matter how busy we are, can always do less of the meaningless things and more of the meaning-FULL things.

It’s really worth contemplating this: What will you invest more of your precious time and energy resources in this day, this week, this month, that can REALLY change your life? What are you actually willing to DO that’s different. Even 1 hour a week can make a huge difference! That would be 52 hours in a year!  Your whole life would really change with an investment in God of just one hour per week of devotional practice and prayer.  We have the Freedom to invest wisely – let’s do it!

How will you put God first all through your day? Each minute given to God is an investment in Prosperity, Joy, Freedom, Wholeness, and the all Good of God.

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Choosing Freedom

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

In each upsetting experience there is something for us to learn that helps us grow and become a wiser, more compassionate person.  If we think things shouldn’t have happened then we don’t forgive, and we prevent ourselves from harvesting the learning encoded into our experiences.  When we refuse to learn we’re doomed to repeat the painful experiences until we become willing to release our judgments.  At this point we can learn from them.

This is the sweet release of Lesson 25, “I don’t know what anything is for.”

Until we release our limited and painful perspective from the vantage point of believing in separation, we cannot see in all directions of time and space, and have the view and vision of the Holy Spirit.  Until we can see with the vision of the Holy Spirit we don’t know what anything is for.  Isn’t it just arrogance to think that we do know when so clearly we do not?

As long as we are deluded into thinking we know what things are for, and who is bad and who is good, who is right and who is wrong, we are not interested in the truth that sets us free.  When we need to be right about our interpretations, then we are doomed to keep repeating the same errors again and again.

It’s so much easier to say “I don’t know what anything is for.”  It’s for my learning, and that’s what I’m interested in.  The Holy Spirit will guide me and direct and in the meantime, I can simply be grateful for my willingness to be free and to choose Freedom.

This Living A Course in Miracles series devoted to clearing the way to hear intuition, insight, divine guidance and inspiration more clearly than ever before.  It’s the VERY best gift we can give to ourselves.  And it requires that we give up the judgments that block our intuition.  This is the practice that allows us to expand into a life of perfect Love!

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Freedom Is My Choice

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

How many times have I had the opportunity to choose Freedom and instead chosen to release the past? Millions? It’s hard to guestimate.

What I do know is that I make at least 10,000 choices a day. Every day, all day, about every 5 to 10 seconds at the very minimum I am making choices. I am choosing what I will think.

Imagine that every thought that enters your mind is like a flaccid balloon – a balloon with no air. When the thought arrives in your mind, it’s just an outline of a thought that has been, like dust on the wind, floating around in what Ernest Holmes calls, “the race consciousness.”

Thoughts appear like a cloud in the sky of our mind, we can CHOOSE to agree with it and if we do, then it becomes our thought. It’s like we’re putting air into that balloon – it’s our precious life energy – our attention, our agreement our affirmation that we”re investing in that thought.

Throughout the course of the day, you might easily have 10,000 thoughts – ten thousand “balloons” that you have filled with your precious energy and attention. They become the form of your life.

“All thought produces form at some level.”  A Course in Miracles

Form is your experience, your emotions, your life.
It’s all produced by thought.
Thought is the ONLY thing that produces form.
The ONLY way to have a NEW EXPERIENCE is to have a NEW THOUGHT.

I’ve learned to replace the thoughts that bind me to the past with a thought that is new – a loving thought, a kind thought, a thought that I think with the Love of God in my heart. This practice has created an entirely new experience of life for me.

When faced with the opportunity to think the thoughts from the past again, and feel those emotions again, I prefer to choose Freedom. Not always, sometimes I’m just not done with the past. Yet, more and more consistently I remember to choose a new thought. This is my spiritual fitness program for my liberation from suffering.

Today and every day, I ask myself, will I choose Freedom? Will I choose Love? Yes, I will.  Yes, I AM!

FREE CLASS:  This past Saturday was the last class in this series – come join me live for  Living A Course in Miracles. My topic is Speed Up Your Healing.  We have 10 classes already recorded and I have 1 more to go this Saturday!  Click here to listen now!

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Releasing Temptation & Torment

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

My class yesterday was focused on releasing temptation and torment.  I used to have a thousand ways that I made life harder for myself.  Back in the days of my torment and temptation, I “kind of” knew what I was doing to myself, but mostly I decided to blame others for it.  Blaming other people and even blaming circumstances was a great way to say it was out of my control.

Imagine this:  I am  a fully licensed spiritual practitioner (Science of Mind Practitioner) yet I’m still acting this way and blaming others!  You can imagine how guilty and ashamed I would feel, because of my own self-judgment.  I couldn’t seem to stop repeating the loop of torment.

I’d behave badly and then judge myself for it, and it really kept me feeling stuck to the point of really feeling helpless and hopeless.  What changed things for me was my decision to really be ALL in for Love and Light to the best of my ability.  I didn’t expect to be able to stop judging completely all at once, because I didn’t want to give up at the first sign of failure.

I realized I could be “all in” while simultaneously doing the best I could each day.  I began to be more loving and less judgmental every day and that was miraculous to me.  It was a great learning for me, too, because I realized that if I could stop judging myself for being judgmental then I could actually be less judgmental.  What a realization!

This Living A Course in Miracles series devoted to clearing the way to hear intuition, insight, Divine Guidance, and inspiration more clearly than ever before.  It’s the VERY best gift we can give to ourselves.  And it requires that we give up the judgments that block our intuition.  This is the practice that ends the torture and torment of repeating the same errors until we feel hopeless.

I am supremely grateful for this week’s classes at Living A Course in Miracles.  People are letting me know that this series has been a great blessing to them.  We’re on fire with a desire to live a life of JOY!  Check it out and please share with friends!

TODAY:  Living A Course in Miracles classes are completely free.  We have 6 classes already recorded and 5 to go next week!   Click here to listen now!

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Don’t Reject Your Blessings!

Monday, May 15th, 2017

For a long time, I actively felt like I was being crucified.  I felt like a martyr of some kind.  In a sense, I was addicted to feeling like a victim – and I didn’t even know it.  I was the one perpetuating it.  I didn’t realize I was rejecting my blessings!

Who among us hasn’t had an experience where the appearance was that something devastating and destructive was happening, only to realize that we’ve been blessed by the experience?

I’ve twice been fired from jobs I wouldn’t have quit. Even though I didn’t like working with the people and their practices.  I was   selling myself short while praying for expansion, Clarity, and Freedom.  My prayers were answered when I was, “let go.”  It took me a minute, but fortunately, I realized that I’d been blessed by being fired.

We’re starting another Living A Course in Miracles series today and I feel so blessed.   This entire series is focused on removing the blocks to Divine Insight, getting off the pain train, and living a more loving life.

My topic today is Ending Your Personal Crucifixion Story, and I’m grateful to be able to share on this topic.  If only one person who listens to my free class today decides to stop perpetuating their crucifixion, it will be more than worth all the time, attention, and energy I’ve invested.

I love this topic and I’m grateful to be kicking off our entire series of 11 classes with such a powerful beginning!

Think about it:  If we believe anyone has done us wrong or that they have wounded us, then we’re probably holding it with a crucifixion belief.  If we believe someone else has done something to us that we feel crucified about, then we’re keeping ourselves in the victim consciousness, which prevents us from resurrecting and rising in Joy.

If we are actively feeling crucified by something that is happening in our body, our family, our relationships, or our workplace, then our thinking is perpetuating that experience and we’re blocking our healing, our resurrection, and our Freedom.

Let’s give all the blocks to Spirit for healing and live happily ever after!  We CAN actively accept and allow our blessings!

It might sound crazy, but receiving our blessings is actually a choice that we can make.  I’ve made my choice.  Have you made yours?

TODAY:  Living A Course in Miracles classes are completely free and we start TODAY!  Click here to learn more and register now!

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