Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

Crucible

Friday, April 13th, 2018

A crucible is a container that’s used to heat metals and other materials that require a very high temperature in order to melt. Sometimes, that’s what our life seems to be: a container for us to melt within.

I notice that many people, if not all of us on this spiritual path, go through a crucible experience. It really does seem as if no one is exempt from this crucible experience.

It also seems that it’s a great purification if we choose that. If we don’t choose it, the crucible seems to come back for further opportunity to purify.

You may know Arthur Miller’s brilliant play The Crucible, (probably one of the best plays ever written by anyone anywhere) set in the time of the Salem witch hunts, it’s an allegory for what was happening with McCarthyism, the blacklists and the communist “witch” hunt of the 1950’s.

Miller’s play is brilliant on every level and demonstrates what it’s like to be in the midst of a roiling boil of judgement, opinion, condemnation, fear, guilt, shame, blame and emotional overwhelm. A 1996 movie version starts Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder and Joan Allen – it’s worth watching especially if you’ve never seen the play on stage.

In my observation of people as a spiritual counselor and teacher since 2000, pretty much everyone goes through at least one major crucible experience. It feels like you’re being attacked from all sides.

We can take this experience as a nightmare that we’re trying to escape from or fix, but there’s another way to look at this hellish crucible in our lives that actually turns it into a golden, liberating experience for your heart and mind. It is a profound spiritual alchemy opportunity. It’s a path of liberation. And it is for those who are more interested in living a life of Love than in looking good or being right.

To be able to rise above the experience of purification, we have to realize that the challenge is for the purpose of training our mind to focus on what we’d like, rather than what we don’t like. It’s a true challenge.

When we can stay focused, in faith, on what we’d like, then our life really does profoundly change, and forgiveness is the key to making this shift.

If you feel like you’re in a crucible, I invite you to practice gratitude for the purification and relax into willingness to let what doesn’t serve you go. It’s challenging, but when we can do this, the crucible may not need to be repeated! What a blessing that is.

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of this month.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on 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 is helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let’s other know? Thank you!

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Always

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Always is one of those words that really applies only to the creator. Spirit is an always system. Spirit is always the same, infinite, and unchanging. There is nothing in this world to which always applies. This world is ever-changing.

One really bad habit that I used to have was using the world always to “damn” myself to a hellish experience. Allow me to explain.

When something would happen that bothered me, I’d frequently resort to using the word always – particularly in relationship. I had a long list of always affirmations that were ruining my life and draining off the joy. Here are just a few:

They always do that to me.
They always forget about me.
They always think I’m going to …
They always let me down.
They always make it hard for me.
They always get in my way.
They’re always against me.

And on, and on, and on.

The ego loves to affirm the same negative affirmations again and again.

In truth, only God is always.
Always loving.
Always pure.
Always perfect.
This is our true nature, regardless of our personality and experience in life.

What happens is these negative affirmations become like prison walls around us, holding us in a constant repeat of the past, hence the “always.”

Those affirmations really helped me to keep playing small in my mind and in my heart. I saw the results in my relationships, my career, my finances, and in how I felt about my life. I was angry and bitter. I was afraid.

It’s up to us to interrupt the patterns.
Interrupting the negative pattern is 99% of the work of undoing it forever.

Interrupting the patterns is going the other way.
It’s choosing again.
It’s being willing to let Spirit guide us.

It’s our willingness to let the thought go that changes our experience.

Can you see that the thought is a defense against the truth of your life?

I used to say “they always let me down,” but it wasn’t true at all. That was my default when I felt concerned that my expectation might not be met. All expectations are attachments, and I’ve learned that it’s healthy for me to let ALL of them go. I can release the attachment, the needing, wanting and craving, without giving up my preferences.

Being willing to see that I was the one creating the prison in my mind with these negative affirmations was the first step to my Freedom.

I had to be able to see that my thoughts were manifesting my experience.

I had to be willing to see that my painful experience wasn’t happening TO me, it was happening BY me. My limiting, constricting, accusatory thoughts were creating the prison in my mind and my life was reflecting it.

I had to be willing to take responsibility for choosing my thoughts.
I had to be willing to invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self into my mind for healing.

Willingness was the key that opened the prison that my mind had become.

What is the negative always affirmation you hear most often in your mind?
Are you willing to give it up to the HHSS for healing so you can have a new experience?

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird specials on right now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!

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 is helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let’s other know? Thank you!

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Making Real Change

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Real change is lasting change. Real change is actually letting go of that which obscures our true identity expressing in this world. Real change is eliminating the false beliefs, habits, mental and emotional patterns that keep us repeating the past.

I’ve always been interested in movies, stories and television shows about exploring. I particularly find it interesting to look at things related to shifting dimensions of time and space. I find that when I’m watching these kinds of stories the Higher Holy Spirit Self inspires me in many ways. All kinds of insights about how to heal my mind come flashing through. It’s cool!

Recently, in Germany with several beautiful folks who are in classes with me, we had a talk about spiritual phenomenon. I shared that I’m not interested in phenomenon, which might seem like a complete contradiction about what I said about enjoying entertaining stories about shifting dimensions of time and space.

Allow me to explain further.

I am interested in two things:

1. Attaining enlightenment, waking up and living as an awakened being, walking in this world as a Bodhisattva, dedicated to living and demonstrating endless compassion.
2. Supporting other people who are interested in waking up.

That’s what’s important to me. Phenomenon isn’t a part of that journey, although certainly, I experience interesting phenomenon from time to time. I’ve experienced time speeding up and slowing down. I’ve experienced things disappearing and reappearing. I’ve experienced being invisible. All kinds of things, but it’s only valuable to me if it helps me to awaken and let go of a false identification with a false self.

Real change is when we forgive ourselves for the decisions we made based upon our opinions and judgements from the past. That’s the ONLY thing I know that brings REAL and lasting change.

Self-forgiveness is the one thing that brings permanent healing and change.

And, I see that the most dedicated spiritual students will spend many years studying all kinds of spiritual teachings, trying to memorize the names of archangels, ascended masters, and gathering information, while avoiding actually doing the forgiveness work. And that’s why I stay focused on supporting people actually staying focused on the work that is meaningful and life-changing. It’s so challenging to stay focused, at least it used to be for me. It really was the hardest thing I ever did!

I learned how to stay focused because I made the decision to have a healing. I became determined to not give up and stay focused and still its was challenging for me. This is why creating opportunities for consistent, authentic, non-judgmental support is the focus of my life.

When we forgive ourselves now for the mis-takes of the past, then we unlock the wisdom that was hidden in the events of the past. We cannot unlock the wisdom, the value, the energetic rocket boosters encoded into our past without the self-forgiveness.

Blaming others prevents us from learning.
Defending ourselves is not the best use of our energy and time.
There is nothing to defend.
All attack, is an illusion.
When our heart is open, there can be no attack.
It takes willingness to see that and feel it.

When we forgive ourselves now for the mis-takes of the past, then we unlock the wisdom that was hidden in the events of the past, and with that wisdom now unfolding in our heart, we make different choices now, and that not only changes the present moment, it changes the future.

In this way we are time travelers.
When we forgive, we energetically travel back in time and change the past.
The past shifts.
The past goes from being a burden we carry to being a gift we can share with others, and the light is revealed.

Now is the time, now is the time, now is the time!
Now is the time for us to change our mind and stop dragging the burdens of the past around.

We’re not meant to play small, and that’s why it’s so painful for us.

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird specials on right now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!

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 is helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let’s other know? Thank you!

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POV

Friday, March 30th, 2018

POV stands for “point of view,” which is your perspective. We all have a general POV or perspective on life. A Course in Miracles tells us in Workbook Lesson 190 that “Pain is a wrong perspective.” Our perspective is the place we’re viewing life from.

ACIM tells us that when we’re in pain it’s because we’re seeing life from the perspective of being separate from the infinite creator God, and on our own, a mere body in the sea of life. There are further refinements we can make in terms of understanding our perspective in order to let it go and see correctly.

From our POV it can seem that the glass is half-empty or half-full or we can see it correctly: the glass is always full. A glass half-full of water is also half-full of air, therefore it is full. No matter how much water or air is in the glass, it’s always full.

Our goal is to see things correctly, as they truly are, rather than through the distorted lens of our interpretations and the meanings we’ve made of things that become our POV.

Some people look at the world from the perspective that no matter what they do they’ll always lose. It’s the victim perspective. They cannot win. The deck is stacked against them. I remember feeling that way because that was my POV. This was a very painful perspective to me, it was without hope.

Some people can see that from their POV, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, you have to “know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em,” as the song says. In this perspective there’s a winner and a loser. It’s a competitive world. Dog eat dog. I remember feeling that way and seeing everything, everything, EVERYTHING as a competition. I had to look out for #1.

This was also a painful perspective for me. It was endlessly exhausting. Plus, when you do win, you have the pain of knowing someone else lost and you’re the one that contributed to their suffering.

And then I saw a ray of light in my own heart. It was my desire to be a compassionate person. I decided to focus on that and it pulled me out of the darkness. My focus on the light brought me from the painful perspective of endless competition, winning and losing and not feeling good about either.

Now, I’m aware that everything works together for the good of all and there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego. This goes with me always. I cannot lose, because no matter what may appear to be a loss, it is for my good and for the good of all when I can see it correctly. I’ve trained myself to shift my perspective if I start to feel pain. I align with the divine perspective.

I cannot yet see through all directions of time and space all of the time, but it is happening more and more. I may not like everything that occurs, but I can find the beauty in it.

Right now, our children are taking to the streets to demonstrate their own sense of self-worth and they are taking the lead because the adults aren’t stepping up. It’s not wonderful that so many of them had to be terrorized and murdered before they decided to take action.

It’s not ideal that the adults would let the children go unprotected and be manipulated by corporate greed, but at least the change is happening now and while we may not be able to lead the children, we can bless them and support them and help them learn to speak their message from the heart so they can fully change the world through the power of Love.

I hold that we can move to a consciousness that doesn’t require loss and competition. I feel it happening. Sometimes we have to fall down really hard, and get hurt before we start to really look where we’re going and set our sights on a goal worth having.

We’re in the midst of a big change. It’s in our face right now. We’re seeing that life in the matrix of corporate greed is not the best we can do. We can choose to experience the new heaven and the new earth.

Globally, humanity is making that shift in perspective. It’s what our lives are really about. Light workers all over the world are awakening and answering the call to be the change they’d like to see in the world. We’re it. Now’s the time. Today’s always the perfect day to say YES to Love and ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self shift our POV. We don’t have to know HOW we simply ALLOW. It’s our divine inheritance to be right-minded and clear-sighted. Together we choose Love.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

We are 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 is helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let’s other know? Thank you!

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Easier

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Sometimes it feels like we’re so far away from where we’d like to be that we feel overwhelmed. It can feel as though its impossible. Especially when there’s a combination of things, such as illness, debt, depression, relationship challenge, loss of a loved one, and even more. Some people seem to have all of them at once.

In those times of overwhelm, when it seems like anything and everything is working against you, that is a time of great opportunity. I cannot emphasize this enough: If you’re willing, in the time of greatest challenge, Spirit can move a mountain if you ALLOW it. You DO have to be a very willing participant, but you, yourself, do not have to move the mountain. However, without your allowing and calling it forth, the mountain will not be moved. And this is where I’ve seen people transform their lives.

I used to feel stuck and overwhelmed by how I felt about my life and my self. I didn’t see how I could ever make the changes that I wanted made. It felt like too big a mountain to me.

At that time, I was daily struck down by my failures and seeming incompetencies. I was surviving, but that wasn’t enough for me, I wanted more and I couldn’t figure out how to unlock the door.

True spiritual growth felt so elusive to me.
I felt discouraged.
It felt so hard.

That’s when I learned the amazing power of a true desire to know Spirit. I decided to put ALL of my focus and attention in my life on looking for the opportunities to be loving and kind to myself and others. I decided to find the way to God through being aligned with Spirit through the activity of being loving and BECOMING willing to let go of my unloving thoughts.

I became vigilant for becoming willing by being willing to be willing to be willing. It really worked for me.

I became willing to GIVE to the Higher Holy Spirit Self everything that didn’t serve me. I didn’t know how to take out the trash in my mind, but I did learn how to give it away.

The miracle is, what doesn’t serve us, that we’re willing to let go of, Spirit will take from us. Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting. And that makes it so much easier.

Instead of trying to figure out how to move the mountain, ask Spirit and then ALLOW it to be done.

Focus on your willingness to let the past go.
Focus on your willingness to look for and make the loving choices.

God can move the mountain, but only if we’re willing. Only if YOU are willing will it work.

Quit complaining, criticizing and manipulating.
Look for opportunities to demonstrate your willingness to let it go.
It works!
And it’s so much easier than trying to figure out how to let it go.
Focus on the willingness and Spirit will do the heavy lifting.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

We are 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 is helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let’s other know? Thank you!

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Guidance

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Do you prefer information or insight? One thing I know about the ego is it’s always seeking to collect more information. Many spiritual students, myself included, can get hung up on collecting information. I’ve learned the hard way that information isn’t healing. Love is healing and only Love is healing. I’ve allowed myself to be so distracted by collecting information that, in the end, was completely useless to me.

It’s important to know what the motivation is – is the motivation to end your suffering? To feel better? To gain something? I’ve learned that none of those things can actually be accomplished by gathering information. There’s no amount of information that has ever been healing to me.

The ego is constantly in search of data to prove someone wrong or right and that is a completely useless pursuit. Spirit already knows everything. OUR Spirit already knows everything. That knowing is our access to True Wisdom. Accessing Divine Wisdom clears the clutter of our mind. Accessing Divine Wisdom is healing – and it’s always available to us!

Here’s the three step process that changes our life: Ask, Listen, Follow.

Ask for guidance.
“Listen” (or sense) the guidance.
Follow the guidance.

All the energy that I used to put into collecting spiritual information, I now invest in “ask, listen, follow” to support my becoming more awake, aware, patient and kind. This is what brings me benefit AND Joy!

Do you find yourself searching for information when you don’t even need it? Is it just a distraction that makes your ego feel “good.” Do you have stacks of books that you never bothered to read and that you feel if you did someday read them they would somehow help you be more spiritual? Don’t believe that line of thinking anymore!

Consider: has collecting information ever improved your life?

Instead of collecting information, get out there and be helpful.

I used to collect books and information, but not anymore – I’ve realized it just doesn’t serve me. It actually weighs me down. Lots of information can be like clutter in the mind. I’m interested in clearing my mind and by focusing on Love I’m able to do that! Phew!

When the ego is driving your spiritual practice it seems like information is helpful, that’s when it’s MOST helpful to put Spirit in charge! That’s what the miracle happens. Healing is ours, when we allow it.

Staying focused on healing and not being distracted by shiny objects is part of our spiritual practice and discipline.

Spirit will discipline our mind for us when we allow ourselves to become a true disciple of the truth.

Today is a really good day to start!

We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Gary Renard, Jesus & Buddha

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

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Forgiveness & Freedom

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

If you knew, I mean really KNEW that your spiritual practice could relieve all your suffering, your pain, your confusion and any sense of limitation you had, would you be willing to place more focus on it?

I’m a big fan of writer Malcolm Gladwell. His book The Tipping Point is a great one and my favorite of his books is Outliers: The Story of Success. I highly recommend Outliers: The Story of Success to all spiritual seekers and here’s why: In Outliers, Gladwell tells us how it is that some people can be so completely OFF THE CHARTS successful. Gladwell is an investigative reporter tackling the subject of what makes some people so much more successful than others and some of the key things he discovers really struck me.

One of the main contributions to people’s success is that they have a really STRONG PASSION for their chosen field. They LOVE it. They would do it for free. And, in their passionate pursuit, in their hunger and thirst for engaging in whatever their passion is, they put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. At least TEN THOUSAND HOURS of practice.

What I realized when I first read Malcolm’s book is: I did that. In passionate search for understanding my Divinity and connecting clearly to the Oneness of all life and knowing God with my whole heart, I put in at least TEN THOUSAND HOURS of practice. In doing so, I reached a tipping point. In forgiving and forgiving and forgiving and doing all of the spiritual practices that I’ve been guided to do (mostly by Spirit, but also by some teachers in the visible world as well), I finally cleared away enough of the blocks to have a clear connection and maintain it.

When I started this practice, I didn’t think I could get to where I am in this lifetime. I didn’t think it was even remotely possible. I say that because I’d like to encourage YOU to aspire to something beyond what you even think is attainable. And I am here to support you if that’s what you’d like to do. That’s why I take time to write this blog and record the prayers every day. This is my passion!

What do you need to get to your tipping point?
It takes willingness.
It takes a hunger and a thirst for BEING the Love in your life. You must be willing to recognize that YOU are the love of your life. Underneath everything you think you are, but you’re actually not, is the purity of God’s Love.

Are you willing to let everything else go? If you are, all else will be added unto you. How cool is that?

Class starts TODAY, Registration closes TOMORROW: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Revelation & Realization

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Ernest Holmes taught us that, the only time that it takes for us to have a healing is the time that it takes for us to have a realization of truth. It’s so true!

Instead of praying for things to be different in the world, let us pray for a realization of truth so that we can REALLY change things in an everlasting way. When our mind changes for real our life changes for real. All healing IS at the level of the mind.

In my classes we talk about “proving God works.” When we experience miraculous healing at all levels, then we are proving God and we know that Spirit is at work in our lives. The miracle happens in our mind, and then we KNOW God.

We’re all capable of miraculous healing revelations and realizations. This is our natural miracle mindedness. We can learn to rely on it.

We can learn to be whole hearted rather than simply paying lip service to spiritual teachings. We can be the living, breathing demonstration of Love like Jesus was. He has told us that we shall do even more.

Let’s believe Jesus today.
Let us allow Jesus to prove God in our life today.

We are willing, Lord!

Registration closes on Wednesday: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Revelation & Realization

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

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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Interrupt Victim Patterns

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Do you have a repetitive cycle of being a victim in some way? A lot of people do. Do you ever have fantasies of being a victim? Have you ever let people take advantage of you, just so you could make them feel guilty and bad about it afterwards? These are some crazy patterns we get to deal with in our earth experience! No wonder it can feel so intense.

All those victim stories and victim mind trips take up a huge amount of energy. It’s a bit like the criminal mastermind who works so hard to find a way to steal, cheat and lie to get money when they could apply that same genius capacity to creating something wonderful and achieving abundance that way. These are the crazy negative patterns that suck the life out of our life. And they CAN be healed – this I know, because I’ve proved it with myself and those who participate in my classes.

A single belief is the foundation for a myriad of negative thoughts. It’s as though the belief is a host for a bunch of spiders building negative web patterns that are very sticky in our mind. Let’s give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the heavy lifting.

What’s SO valuable is to recognize them and interrupt them. As much as possible
Interrupting these patterns is a BIG part of healing them.

When we interrupt the pattern, rather than investing in it as usual, we begin to see that we are not the pattern.

The victim pattern isn’t part of us, no pattern is. The pattern has no power or volition until we invest our belief in it.

There aren’t any REAL benefits to being a victim, but it can seem like there are. That might seem crazy, but next time you feel the victim story running in your mind, the next time you start fantasizing about being a victim in some way, shape or form, ask yourself what the value of that is to you. Ask yourself what is the perceived benefit? Is the benefit that being a victim offers really what motivates you?

Interrupting the pattern makes such a difference in our lives!

You can do it when you give the heavy lifting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self! You make the decision to interrupt the pattern of victimhood and then when the opportunities come, be willing to choose what’s unfamiliar. No one else can do it for you, but all of life does it WITH you when you say YES! Why not decide now?

Our decision to be our true self, rather than acting like a victim, makes a real difference. Hold to the decision, partner UP, and be willing to practice. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can release the patterns of a life time!

Would you like support to shift your thinking, eliminate the negative patterns and improve your life? My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. More is possible than we can even imagine – truly! People are joining my spiritual bootcamp class for truly living A Course in Miracles – you can too!

Registration closes on Wednesday: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Finding Freedom Now

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

On Wednesday registration closes for my Finding Freedom class and I’ve got freedom on my mind! The only thing that can ever block our freedom and seem to imprison us on a spiritual level is our agreement to live in limitation. No one is forced to mentally agree to live in limitation. Even if your body is imprisoned, sick, and tortured your mind can still be free. That is your natural state.

History is filled with extraordinary stories of people who were physically imprisoned and who discovered true liberation through their experience. Prison became the pressure that turned their mind of dark coal into a diamond light. Think of Nelson Mandela. He’s told us that his liberation from prison didn’t happen until he was willing to see that violence was not the way and that peace was the only path of true liberation. It took him decades of sitting in prison to bust loose from the prison of his beliefs.

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

To liberate yourself you must decide that you are interested in bustin’ loose from the mental habit of enslavement to the ego. You must choose. No one can liberate you. No thing can liberate you. No company, no government, no spiritual or religious leader, no book, no class. Although you can have amazing and powerful help, only you, yourself, can choose to liberate your mind. The power is within you. It’s always been there and you’ve always known it. For those who have eyes to see it they will find it. The Kingdom is pre-installed. You are pre-approved.

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

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

Your activation awaits your choice. It’s really not so far away. Only one choice, one decision. Partner UP. Let the Spirit do the heavy lifting. It works!

This is the truth that sets you free. Eventually you will choose freedom. You decide when.

It’s so much EASIER to learn through Joy than through pain.
It’s so much EASIER to do it when we do it together.

Would you like support to shift your thinking and your life? People are still joining my spiritual bootcamp class for truly living A Course in Miracles – you can too!

Join us in Finding Freedom, align with others who are ROCKING their healing! People are already experiencing amazing healing! It’s not too late to join us. If you need a payment plan, just ask me! Register now and make this the summer that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Wanting VS Having

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

I am a big Rolling Stones fan for decades. I’ve followed them on tour, and I’ve seen them so many times over the years. I always loved the song You Can’t Always Get What You Want and now I have a whole new understanding of that phrase. I love the song, but not the wanting!

If you’re interested in manifesting a life with more ease, grace, Love, fun, Freedom, Prosperity and Abundance, then let me just say, it is SO much easier than you can imagine. TRULY!

A Course in Miracles tells us, “ALL healing is at the level of the mind.” And that reminds us that it’s an inside job. Our healing is never dependent on what’s happening int he world. Never! So, let’s get on with our healing!

#1 – when we affirm that we want or need something, we’re actually affirming that we don’t have it and we’re pushing it away on an energetic level. I encourage you to release the words WANT and NEED from your usage. Rock your healing!

Yes, it’s true, you can’t always get what you want. And giving up wanting for having makes life far more enjoyable.

#2 – Usually most people who experience lack think of what they want, and then feel bummed out because they don’t have it. Hence, the experience of lack. The feeling of lack comes from affirming lack and blocks their receiving it. Additionally by affirming a belief that they can’t have it, they don’t deserve it, or that it’s hard to get, it begins to feel further and further away.

I use this phrase: I’d like to have…

And then I let it rest in the mind of the infinite. Intentionally, I don’t start figuring out how to get it. I allow what is my highest and best to come to me or for me to be led to it. It’s actually an incredibly simple practice! Try it, you’ll like it! It’s effective AND it’s easy. You won’t believe it until you start to REALLY practice it. When you do begin to really practice it you’ll start to realize just HOW TEMPTING it is to cancel out your desire with thoughts of lack and limitation. Be mindful!

I can’t tell you how many people will defend their lack and limitation. I share what I’ve learned and they immediately jump in with “yes, but you don’t understand my situation …” Then they explain how the world of effects is organized to defeat their abundance.

The world of effects is a projection of our thoughts and beliefs. How can the world possibly be the cause of ANYTHING?

Realizations like this one are the DIRECT result of spiritual practice. That’s why my offerings are all about clearing out the hidden negative habits and applying the practical tips and tools that really make a difference in the quality of our lives.

Would you like support to shift your thinking and your life? People are still joining my 7 week spiritual bootcamp class – you can too! Join us in Finding Freedom, align with others who are ROCKING their healing this summer! People are already experiencing amazing healing! It’s not too late to join us. If you need a payment plan, just ask me! Register now and make this the summer that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Higher Calling

Friday, March 9th, 2018

With each passing day I’m more and more clear that what I feel called to do is to support the folks who feel called to share this message of Love. For so long I didn’t feel qualified, and yet I felt called.

For a long time I studied spiritual principles and learned so much, but the learning wasn’t helping me as much as I felt it should. I discovered how to bridge the gap of feeling unqualified and now, there’s nothing I’d rather do than help those who feel called find their inner-qualifications.

When we feel called from the heart, there’s a burning desire to share and reach out to others. It’s Spirit IN us. We are IN-spired. In Spirit. And from there, we will be given what we need.

In class yesterday, I led a visioning that was so powerful. It was abundantly clear that we each have a higher calling that is unique.

A Course in Miracles tells us that our script is already written and that there are many different possibilities in our script and with every choice we make we open different areas of the script. We can open higher possibilities in our script than we are currently experiencing. We really can “go for it.”

Let’s give Spirit the heavy lifting of figuring out how – our job really is to be willing and to allow.

There’s so much more healing for us to experience and we’re right on the edge of it NOW.

Will you hold a higher vision for your life? Will you let Spirit show you how?

I would like to share with everyone how much more is possible for each of us – and by more, I mean more Peace, more Love, and more TRUE JOY!

I’m so glad we’re doing it together because I love the company!

FREE CLASS AVAILABLE NOW: Now is the time for us to truly LIVE these teachings of A Course in Miracles and that’s why I’m feeling called to offer this free class I just recorded. My topic is Living A Course in Miracles. This is a free class so anyone can join – and I’ll be offering some live-coaching

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. I’ll preview my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class where we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Now is the time for us to fly! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Click here to register for my free Living A Course in Miracles and learn more.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Reluctance

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

I’ve had SUCH strong reluctance to follow my guidance. I was sharing about this in my Radio Show yesterday. I had so many reasons and excuses for not following the guidance I was getting.

One of my biggest energy drains was the guilt I felt over not following my intuition and doing what I could feel would really be best for me. The resistance and reluctance was like a gnawing virus of shame and fear infecting me. Truly, it took so much of my energy to deal with my resistance and reluctance.

One of the things I can honestly say is that a lot of the self-medication that I was doing was to deal with how badly I felt about playing small in so many areas of my life. Spirit was consistently showing me how to step up and I could feel it, but I was so reluctant to follow that urging.

I learned so much from my experience, and now I’m able to help people with their resistance and reluctance. I’m still learning about the nature of it, but I can honestly say that the thing that turned the tide for me was prayer.

I prayed daily for a long time to release the reluctance and to follow my guidance. I prayed and prayed and prayed and finally I found enough willingness to really break through and I’m so glad I did, and that I didn’t give up.

God will never, and can’t ever give up on us.
Let’s return the favor and never give up on God.

Never give up.

FREE CLASS ON THURSDAY: Now is the time for us to truly LIVE these teachings of A Course in Miracles and that’s why I’m feeling called to offer a free class this Thursday, March 8th. My topic is Living A Course in Miracles. This is a free class so anyone can join – and I’ll be taking questions.

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. I’ll preview my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class where we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Now is the time for us to fly! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Click here to register for my free Living A Course in Miracles and learn more.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling.

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

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Prayer Partners

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

I’ve been offering this daily prayer since 2007. I thank you for being a prayer partner of mine and sharing this healing practice with me.

I have a weekly call with my sweet soul sisters who are also my prayer partners. We have been praying together for more than 20 years now. In that time we’ve all become Prayer Practitioners and some of us are ministers. We all love to pray.

We’ve been meeting on the phone to pray once a week for about 12 years and it is an important part of our lives and our connection with each other.

I love what A Course in Miracles says about prayer, “Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.”

Prayer is the condition, the soil that grows the miracle in our mind.

I learned a LONG time ago that prayer is my power tool! Spiritual practice, and particularly prayer, is such a time saver. ANY form of spiritual practice is a time saver.

So often, people will ask me what to do about a situation – I’ll give them a few “homework” options that help them look deeply into the situation in order to harvest the learning and embody it. So often, people resist doing that homework even though it can bring them the breakthrough they desire.

Many times people would rather work really hard to get the money to pay for someone to do something for them rather than just do it themselves. I get that.

And yet, no one can do our spiritual practice for us. We have to do that for ourself.

When people actually do the work they receive the miraculous benefits and they save SO MUCH time worrying, stressing, creating difficulties, and delaying their good. Miracles happen in our mind before we see the results in form.

All healing is at the level of the mind.

Prayer is for healing our mind. I am forever grateful that I learned how to pray effectively. Prayer is the ROCK of my life.

Be the Prayer! Be the miracle! BE it to see it!

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool to help us accelerate the healing of our mind.

Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class that starts on Monday! Click here now to learn more now.

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Support

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Many of us had experiences when we were younger where we were given things to enjoy and then told later that there was a price for them.  Women are particularly familiar with this.  I’d venture to say that there’s hardly a woman that has accepted an invitation for an evening out that wasn’t expected to also pay up with some kind of sexual favor.

Many fear a hidden price tag.  Many are tired of living with people who keep score and who don’t give anything without expecting something in return.  I find that women are often the ones most likely to keep score, perhaps because they also tend to do more in the home then men do.

For reasons such as these, folks begin to conclude that it’s better for them to not owe anyone.  As a result they become less receptive in general.  This then causes a beginning of greater and greater limitation.  People who have a greater experience of lack, when we look deeply into it, have often become highly resistant to receiving even a compliment.

If you’d like to reverse this, realize that all there is comes from God. Determine to become receptive to whatever people would like to give you, including all kindnesses.  There are no extra points for doing everything on your own and not needing anyone.

We give God a chance to flow in our life by being a grateful receiver.  There may be times when it seems as though people would like to give you something you don’t really need or want, but if you pause with it, you may be able to feel the value of being receptive anyway.

I’ve learned the value of asking for help from the visible and the invisible.  My practice is one of remembering to ask, be receptive and allow the flow of good into my life.  Allowing the flow is essential to experiencing expansive goodness.

It’s God’s nature to always be giving.  Our job is to allow!

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

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Goodness

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that everything works together for our good and there are no exceptions.  To the surface mind this is impossible to believe.  It’s just not acceptable in any way.  It’s non-sensical.

This is why we either accept it on faith or we don’t.  It’s easy to argue with the truth.  It’s easy to make a case against it.  It’s challenging to accept it.

And yet, if we label our experiences as working against us, and NOT for our good, we are pushing away our experience of the very good that we desire.  For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the good of God is encoded into each moment for us to receive.

We cannot experience the good that life is offering us if we’re labeling our experiences as bad and wrong.  Who can see the good in that which they’ve labeled bad?  It takes humility to open the door to perceive with the clear sight of the pure heart.

When I look back over my days, I can consistently see that when I accepted that there was good to be found in the most difficult times, I was led right to it, eventually.  Without faith I was blind.  I was lost.  With faith comes the experience of grace.

When I was in the thick of it, I couldn’t possibly have deduced that my mother’s long slow painful illness and passing would have been the perfect vehicle for me to work with my mind and bring me Peace for the rest of my life, but it did and I saw it clearly after my mother passed.  Ten years later, I still have Peace.

It’s far easier and more enjoyable to walk through life declaring that my good is where I am, always;  my good is here now and forever; I am available to receive it now and forever; and I am so very grateful for the good that is now.  It is God’s goodness always with me.

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

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Rightness

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

In Masterful Living Year 2 Class we were talking about how beautiful it is to realize that we no longer need to be right about everything.  Instead of fighting for being right again and again and again in our most intimate relationships, we can choose to simply acknowledge the other person’s perspective and give thanks for it.

It’s a truly wonderful thing when we can graciously accept other people’s points of view without needing to add our own or change theirs if we don’t agree.  We can just allow things to be as they are and enjoy the Peace.

I’ve seen such remarkable changes in my relationships, particularly my family, but also my friendships.  By no longer having contentious conversations we are able to enjoy each other and the flow of Love is much more palpable.  People feel so much more loved and accepted when we aren’t making them wrong a lot of the time.

If you would like to really have more Love in your life, make a strong commitment to end the need to be right.  It doesn’t matter very much when we are right, but it matters a whole lot when we can be loving.

Let’s choose to be loving.  It’s really worth 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.

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

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Powerful Spiritual Practice

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

In my year-long Masterful Living Course we redefine success means to us.  So often people define success as something achieved on the outside.  Success in the world is what most people think of us.

Success in the world is often a show, it’s an illusion of accomplishment.  Even if you build the tallest building, someone might decide to fly a plane into it and send it crashing to the ground, making of it a monument to hurt and anger.

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

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

If we define success by something outside of us then we’re missing the opportunity to experience true and lasting success.

What is success to you?
What do you really value most?

The only thing we can take with us from this human life is our awareness.  What’s your focus now?  Are you placing your attention on something that has lasting value?  If not, then is it a surprise that you don’t feel successful?

When we place our attention on being loving and sharing Love, then we’re focusing on something of lasting value and we can feel the difference it makes.  That’s true success.

What I love about the power of an effective spiritual practice is that you can immediately start to feel successful.  With a very simple spiritual practice you can change your life from messy to miraculous.

Having a spiritual practice that you can apply throughout your day, under whatever circumstances, is a big step towards feeling empowered, confident and secure.

Spiritual practice is how we eliminate insecurity and self-doubt.  Working in form, pushing density isn’t the way to feel truly successful.  Healing our mind is the way to discover a success beyond this world, that’s also effective IN this world.  And that’s a truly wonderful thing!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Insights for the Awakening Mind, with guest David Hoffmeister.

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!

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

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King – A Life of Service

Monday, January 15th, 2018

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

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

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

One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his Loving Our Enemies sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living Curriculum. You can click here to read the sermon  and you can listen to the sermon here. I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m starting Masterful Living today January 15th – Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.  In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

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Teacher

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

We all have a connection to the I AM presence which is our own Higher Holy Spirit Self – the Holy Spirit – the teacher within. We’re all receiving excellent insight and guidance perfectly designed for us. We’re receiving this inspiration all of the time. The thing to ask yourself is – are you accepting it?

For several years I prayed constantly to accept the guidance I was getting.  I prayed to allow myself to really receive it.  I prayed to listen and follow.  I felt that I had so much resistance and reluctance and I knew I was delaying my joy and awakening.

The more I increased my spiritual practice, the more I felt that reluctance falling away.  It wasn’t quick and easy.  I really had to focus on my desire to be aligned with Truth.  Still, it was miraculous that I could have any movement at all.

In the process I discovered the inner teacher was real.
I discovered for myself that I had what it took to commit to this path.

I came to realize that the teaching was written in my heart and in everyone’s heart.  The question became – will you look within?  Will you discover that teaching and live it?  Your willingness is all that’s required.  Your inner guru knows the way if you will trust.  It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!

This is the year of New Beginnings.  Our freedom from confusion and resistance is at hand!

This is the year of our reveling in the light! I claim it and I allow it! And so it is!

Are you ready to rock this year of New Beginnings? Let’s do it together!

Masterful Living Registration closes TODAY

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year.  I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year.  So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes TODAY, the 11th.  Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.

If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

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Healing

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

I AM focused on healing. I don’t have any problem telling anyone who’s interested that I’m ACTIVELY working on the healing of my mind. I used to have the experience of 2 steps forward and 1.99 steps back – I had that experience a lot. It was really painful. I had lots of self-judgment and self inflicted pain and suffering, berating myself for not doing better.

Yes, I’ve experienced steady growth, but there were constant set backs and I often felt ashamed that I couldn’t seem to do better. Now, all that has changed.

I feel a steady progressive healing. I have learning experiences, but no set backs. Why? Because I’m not  judging myself for being a learner. I’m SO grateful that I can be a learner.

Every learning opportunity is a healing opportunity and I welcome them.

This year, I’m so willing to rock this healing, learning journey! I’ve been amazed that I could accomplish the amount of healing that I’ve had so far and I’m going for TOTAL healing. I’m focusing on waking up. All of the ways that don’t serve me are being brought to the light for healing.  When it feels like things are falling apart – Spirit is working for me.  I know that now!

We have so much support from the invisible. Please, let’s accept it. Let’s allow the healing to happen and not get in the way of it anymore.

Let’s truly allow ourselves to be learners, without judgment. Harvesting the wisdom that we learn from making tactical errors. When we seem to fall off track, we get back on track by having compassion for ourselves.

Compassion is Love and Love is our healer because Love is our true identity. When we choose loving choices we are choosing to align with Truth and that is liberating!

This is the year of New Beginnings.  Our freedom from pain is at hand!

This is the year of our reveling in the light! I claim it and I allow it! And so it is!

Are you ready to rock this year of New Beginnings? Let’s do it together!

Masterful Living Registration closes TOMORROW.

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year.  I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year.  So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes tomorrow, the 11th.  Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.

If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

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

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Self-Assurance

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Many think they are suffering from low self-esteem.  They seek to gain Self-confidence in order to feel better about themselves. They must ask: What is the “self” that I am seeking to place confidence in?

Low self-esteem is really when we identify with the false self.  The ego.  We’re going for placing our trust and confidence in the Higher Holy Spirit Self – our true Self.  Herein lies our access to a miraculous life.

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a beautiful book that is one of my all time favorites: Peace Is Every Step. In there he writes, “The mind of love brings peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others. If love is in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.”

Let’s bring about a lot of miracles this year!

I’ve learned that the fastest path to true self-esteem and confidence has been to recognize that I AM One with the One. I AM part of that stream of Divine Love Intelligence that is already perfect, whole and complete. That is the origin of my Self-esteem and confidence.

The nature of the lack of Self-confidence comes from choosing to energize thoughts of separation from the Oneness. It comes from placing our confidence in the ego, the small, selfish separate self.

Separation thoughts are the thoughts of judgment, whether they are directed towards myself or others. Any lack of feeling good about myself came from being unwilling to place my trust in the Divine. If you do not trust God you will never feel good about yourself. If you do not Love your Higher Holy Spirit Self and seek to know it AS yourself, you will never know your true identity and you will always suffer from lack of self-esteem. That pain will never end.

True Self-confidence and self-esteem cannot come from the size of our paycheck, the beauty of our features, or anything else in this world. When we place our trust and confidence in God, in our God Self, then we can remember our true identity. Placing your trust in the Divine rather than your little self, you discover that you of yourself can do nothing worth doing. ALL self-worth comes from discovering this.

When you remember your Divinity and the Divinity of all life then you can see and know and feel that ALL is worthy. When you are willing to know that ALL are worthy then you will absolutely know that are worthy too.

I AM willing to know that all are worthy. I place my trust in the Divine and remember that I AM worthy of God’s Love.

Are you willing to do something different to have your best year ever? Let’s do it together!

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

Masterful Living Registration closes in 3 days.

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year.  I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year.  So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th.  Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.  In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Attachments = Suffering

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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Why Bother?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you willing to REALLY go for it this year?

Masterful Living Registration closes in 4 days.

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year. I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year. So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

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When Compassion is Dysfunctional

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Yesterday, in my class, Self-Love: 6 Simple Steps for Self-Healing, I shared about how we can become quite dysfunctional in our expressions of compassion and not even realize it.  I have found that almost every spiritual student I know can recognize this is a challenge that we have.

When I say dysfunctional compassion I’m talking about doing what looks like extending Love, but you’re actually trying to get something from someone by manipulating them.  Some of the ways that we can be dysfunctionally compassionate:

  • making excuses for someone in a way that enables them to keep repeating the behavior
  • helping people when they haven’t asked for it in order to garner favor or get something including self-validation
  • repeatedly being compassionate with someone who is mis-treating you, and pretending that they can’t do any better

There are many more.  Being dysfunctional in these ways isn’t actually compassion.  Compassion is deeply healing and these dysfunctional expressions actually keep the wounding going.

These expressions of dysfunctional compassion can actually seem to be addictive when we seem to be validated by them.  When people have a low self-esteem then these expressions can seem to be quite uplifting and can be interpreted as being loving when they’re actually not.

True compassion is an expression of Love, it’s the light dawning in our awareness.  Dysfunctional compassion perpetuates the darkness.  It takes courage to look at these things and choose Love!

Take your own temperature and begin to recognize when things feel off and when you’re giving to get something in return.  Recognizing these patterns will be profoundly healing!  More Love will flow in your life!

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Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year.  I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year.  So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th.  Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.  In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

Download NOW:  Unblock Your Flow of Time, Energy & Money is a free preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – download and listen now to immediately start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.  Start your new year with power!

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Self-Terrorism or Self-Love

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

One of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles is “You may still complain about fear, but you nevertheless persist in making yourself fearful.” So clear, and so spot on.

As much as we might prefer to blame others for how we feel, it’s never going to be true. When we can take responsibility for the thoughts that we think we’ve made a huge step in the direction of spiritual maturity. For me, one of the most powerful realizations I’ve had on this path of unfolding love is that my willingness to be responsible for what I choose to think is actually going to be a benefit to me.

We cause ourselves to worry through choosing to imagine things we don’t wish to have happen. It’s like self-terrorism. It’s an act of Love that becomes a choice for healing when we are willing to move away from the thoughts that terrify us.

Some people enjoy watching horror movies. Some people create their own in their mind. I have come to understand it. We feel very alive when we’re worried, when we make all of our perceptions and projections so real.

I’ve learned that being responsible for what I choose to entertain in my awareness is an act of self-love. It’s pretty normal for us all to make mis-takes and choose fearful, terrorizing thoughts. I used to do it all day long. I still make mis-takes. I make them every day and I also learn from them every day.

I used to be terrified to make mis-takes, but since I’ve learned to be loving with myself I’m not afraid to make mis-takes anymore.

Some mis-takes are missed opportunities.
Some are tactical errors.
Some are oversights.

I can forgive myself for all of them as an act of Self-Love.
Forgiveness is releasing the judgment I’ve held against myself for my choices in the past – even if it’s the near past.

No matter what, I’m always learning – and I’m always learning to forgive. Forgiveness is an act of Love and being able to forgive easily makes me a more loving person. Wonderful!
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Masterful Living Registration closes on January 11th

If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor? Are you ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018, then please click here to learn more now.

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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