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Celebrate

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers to us! Yay, God!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Absolute Abundance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The forgiveness changed things for me permanently.

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

One shift in my awareness led to another and another.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retreats start next weekend!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

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

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

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

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Non-judgment Day

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

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

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

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

Not happy, but right.

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

So many triggers, so little time.

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

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

And on and on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It works!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you feel you’d like?

Retreats start next weekend! 
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair.  I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

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

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

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Choice

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

God does not punish. Only the ego punishes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retreats start next weekend!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues, because of the deep healing work we do together.

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

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

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Relief

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s spread the relief!

1 week until my retreats!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

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

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

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Light Has Come

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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

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

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

WE are the Kingdom of God.

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

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

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

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

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

We are never alone.
We always have help.

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

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

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

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

Darkness is over.

Light has come!

10 days until my retreats!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

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

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

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

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Miracles & Mysticism

Monday, September 17th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This class starts tomorrow!

Click here to register now and learn more

This class will examine what the mystics see.

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

These are some great subjects!

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

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Rise

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With great willingness we can be lifted and carried.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stand In the Open

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

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

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

You may have heard me say this:

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

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

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

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

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

VICTORY!
I AM VICTORIOUS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t give up!

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

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

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

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

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

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Summer Vacation

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My gratitude resounds throughout the universe!

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

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

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

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

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

Are you in? Let’s do it!

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Self-destructive

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Freedom From Fear

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s not rocket science.

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

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

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

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

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
Click here to register now

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

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

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Truly Willing

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Watching the teachers in training here in Arizona and listening to them share their heart’s desire to offer workshops on forgiveness and other topics is so exciting! There’s a healing that’s happening simply because people are willing.

Willingness is EVERYTHING to me. Once we’re willing to actually make a change then the Spirit will bring all that’s necessary. Year after year, I see so much healing happen in people’s lives – their bodies, their minds, their relationships, their finances, their creativity, their ministries – so much healing happening because they focused on willingness to be more loving.

Love truly is the power to heal our lives. Love is our natural state and we can choose to align with that Love and it’s miraculous what the results can be.

I have learned that there’s an amazing fountain of goodness that is available to each and every one of us if we’re willing. Those who are unwilling don’t feel worthy. We can be willing and the worthiness will come.

Other people don’t have to change,
life doesn’t have to change,
circumstances don’t have to change
in order for us to live a life of extraordinary goodness.
We really do just have to be TRULY willing.

Let’s maximize the power of willingness and shift our lives in a beautiful way today!

I’ve got a great class planned for TODAY – come and join me! Please come live, and please bring your questions!

TODAY FREE CLASS: There’s no charge to participate – class is on Thursday and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who might like to discuss it with you! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
Thursday, August 23
Click here to register now

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

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

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

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

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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!

Did you miss Corinne’s Zupko’s free class on How to Heal Early Morning Anxiety – I put the wrong link in yesterday’s blog – here’s the correct link:

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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.

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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: There’s Nothing Wrong With You. 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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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!

 

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: Healing Family Guilt.  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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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!

 

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: True Liberation!

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

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