Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Have you ever spent the entire night sleepless, twisting and turning because you’re shattered to your core about something someone did? I have. It’s like having 3rd degree burns on the inside AND the outside.

How do you forgive, when what happened is such a blow to your heart, to your self-esteem, to your relationship? It seems impossible.

Experiences like that are so disturbing, because it is a threat to our identity. Fortunately, it’s only a threat to our FALSE identity — but we don’t know it at the time.

One of the big challenges is that we cannot truly move on until we fully forgive – and how many people know how to REALLY do that?

Life is a forgiveness adventure or it’s a forgiveness hell – you decide what it is for you. I choose adventure!

Without the ability to TRULY forgive and let go of the past, we’re preventing ourselves from having a happier life.

All forgiveness is an adventure, of sorts. The more I travel down this road of life, the more clear I am that forgiveness is the way out of all suffering, pain and difficulty. I love this life, now that I’ve learned to forgive! I never imagined I would ever be someone who could possibly say those words! WOW!

Today, I’m offering a free live, video, epic 3-hour forgiveness workshop, and YOU are invited.

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grace & Gratitude for Healing

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Have you ever felt buried under an avalanche of your own sense of complete unworthiness? I have. It’s a really intense, painful, almost burning feeling.

Our self-judgment can be so intense that it’s crippling. We believe the hype. We are convinced of the meaning we’ve made of everything, and yet, it really can lift away so quickly.

Here, in North Carolina, at the Forgiveness retreat, and now at the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive, I feel so blessed, because I get to see people let go of the past and the meaning they made of it that has been hurting them so much.

Just because we’ve been carrying a dysfunctional self-image for most of our life doesn’t mean that we cannot let go of it fairly quickly, and with Grace.

The very nature of Grace is that we can have instantaneous, pervasive and profound healing. We’re all worthy of it. What’s required is our willingness to let go of the identification we have with the past.

We must be willing to see our perfection and Beauty. It’s there, in all of us, hiding behind our self-judgment and self-attack thoughts.

The path of graceful healing is one of self-forgiveness.

I am so grateful that Grace is our inheritance. It’s given, equally, to us all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My Little Willingness

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

As I write this, I’m blessed to be in the midst of offering one of my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensives. It’s such a powerful healing when we’re finally willing and ready to recognize that the only limitations we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only grievances we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only way someone can take advantage of us is if we agree to it.

The only way we can feel limited is if we agree to limitations.

When I first began to realize these things, it felt like a dead weight on top of me, because I didn’t know HOW to release the limiting thoughts.

I was stopped by my belief that it couldn’t be done, because I didn’t know how to do it.

I was stopped by my belief that I was on my own, and if I didn’t know how to do it I had no resources, and so I had to accept that it couldn’t be done.

Fortunately, I had that little bit of willingness that Jesus talks about in A Course in Miracles. My little bit of willingness kept me praying. My prayers to have a healing were answered, in part, by my realization that I could Partner UP. I realized that limitations are really only in my thinking, not in my true reality.

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened. I was calling forth a healing, and I was accepting it. I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

My willingness to call forth, and accept, help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing. I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then, and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing, and that’s what inspires me, every single day.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people. Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how. We ALLOW. There are no REAL limitations.

I am calling forth a miracle for us every day. Thank you for praying with me, and calling forth a miracle today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pain Release

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

“No pain, no gain” is appropriate in our workout programs, perhaps. But, it’s not the way we wish to live our lives. Still, I’ve lived that way in the past. I’d like to gain without pain!

Yesterday, I wrote my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso about “Acceptance”. It can be so challenging to accept what we don’t like.

I remember in 2016, after the election, that people were saying #notmypresident, and I could understand that feeling. When the U.S. president is elected by the electoral college, and not the majority vote, it can feel like a blow that is hard to accept.

If we don’t like the system, we must work to change it. Complaining while doing nothing will only lead to our own feeling deprived, and falling into sadness and depression

The fact is that the majority of Americans do not feel that Kavanaugh has the temperament to be a Supreme Court justice. However, this is the system that we have.

A Course in Miracles has help for every kind of upset:
“When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing
except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.

When you are anxious, realize that anxiety comes from the capriciousness of the ego, and know this need not be . You can be as vigilant against the ego’s dictates as for them. ” T-4.IV.3 & 4

We begin at the level of the mind, energizing a system of Divine Justice and Love ruling every decision, truth prevailing over ALL. Let us have compassion for our friends who are angry, and feeling abusive and abused. Let us judge no one.

Let us be the bringers of Light that we’re designed to be. This is OUR time for living our destiny. Why else would we incarnate at this time? Let us be truly helpful, and represent the One Who sent us. We’re designed to succeed. Let us not imagine failure. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

This is the time we’ve waited for! Let’s join together to Love more fully than ever before!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Forgiveness Provides Relief From Pain. 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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Good Decision

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Relationships can be very challenging. Sometimes I struggle with knowing what’s the best thing to do. I’ve learned that, in these cases, it’s best for me not to do anything until I feel Spirit’s clear direction. It’s best to wait until that time. It’s worth waiting for. This, I know for certain.

When people speak unkindly, get angry easily, are belligerent, when they accuse, and blame, it can definitely feel as though there’s an attack.

So, then what happens?

ACIM says, that when we perceive we’ve been attacked, it’s really just an excuse to unleash our own attack. It says that we’re essentially lying in wait to jump on others and attack them, and we use any excuse we can find to justify our attack.

That makes a great deal of sense to me. I can really feel that pattern resonates with me, and I see it so clearly in my behavior for most of my life. But, I don’t want that anymore. I’m done with that way of being and behaving. Enough.

I have found this teaching extremely helpful.
I don’t wish to be delusional about my true motivations and lie to myself.

So, I’m left to contemplate–
When someone attacks me, as occasionally happens, how can I extend compassion? How can I take responsibility, with NO BLAME?

Often, I don’t seem to know. But, I’d like to, and so I Partner Up.

What’s REALLY important to me is to no longer try to make other people feel guilty by blaming them for how I feel.

Right now in the world, there’s a lot of intensity. The intensity of density. Some people are very upset, and I understand that. Blaming other people for how we feel is trying to make them feel guilty. It’s trying to shame them, and it’s pure projection. It’s like digging a hole, and deciding to jump in it.

I don’t wish to make people feel ashamed, anymore. I wish to lift us all up, so we can all see, and feel, and know, and sense more clearly, and it challenges me every single day.

My personality is challenged, because I’d like to resolve everything immediately.

Yet, there can be SO MUCH more learning if I’m patient, and let the Higher Holy Spirit Self teach me in the way that makes sense to me. And, that’s my preference.

I share so often about relationship because, as A Course in Miracles tells us, it’s our #1 tool for relief of suffering and remembering who we REALLY are. In order to see the truth of our wholeness and perfection, we learn to be loving, kind, generous, and patient in our relationships. That’s an incredible incentive.

If we don’t believe that awakening, Freedom and healing are possible, if we feel unworthy, bad, wrong, demented, and unlovable, will we even bother?

I believed it was impossible for me, for a VERY long time. The belief that it was impossible for me was so strong that I was constantly sabotaging myself. Finally, I decided to commit, and just go for it anyway because, even if I proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that awakening wasn’t possible for me, I’d rather live my life being as loving, kind, patient, and generous as I can, because I feel better that way.

That was the best decision I ever made.

From there, I decided I was going to learn to TRUST Love and trust Spirit. I made that my focus. And that’s how I figured out that trust is the key to everything. And, then I found ACIM, which told me trust is the #1 characteristic of a teacher of God, and I put my heart into it even more fully.

Working the Lessons works.
It’s not just reading them.
Reading and studying can be a time waster.
Life is our teacher, ACIM is a guide.

Relationships are our salvation, and forgiveness is the tool that allows us to experience our release from suffering. ACIM, Lesson #68:

“It is as sure that those who hold grievances will redefine God in their own image, as it is certain that God created them like Himself, and defined them as part of Him. It is as sure that those who hold grievances will suffer guilt, as it is certain that those who forgive will find peace. It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.

Would you not be willing to relinquish your grievances if you believed all this were so? Perhaps you do not think you can let your grievances go. That, however, is simply a matter of motivation. Today we will try to find out how you would feel without them. If you succeed, even by ever so little, there will never be a problem in motivation ever again.

It doesn’t get more clear than that.
What’s also clear is that we get to choose.

We can place our trust and faith in our perceptions, or in Spirit.
We’ll learn, no matter what we choose.
We can learn through pain or Joy.

In my classes, I challenge people to prove God, so they’ll know– REALLY know– the power of Love in their lives. And, it IS a challenge.

Resentment, regrets, blame, and guilt keep us from experiencing the healing power of Love in our life, our body, relationships, creativity, and so much more. And still, giving them up can be super challenging.

The world seems to be in upheaval now. It’s time for us to BE the Peace we’re intending to be. The holidays are coming, and we have an opportunity to be the loving member that we would like to be.

And that’s why I’m offering a forgiveness workshop next weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

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

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

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

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

Let’s make some truly helpful decisions together, and bring benefit to all. That’s what we’re here for – to represent the One Who sent us.

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Speak Plainly

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Many times I am doing my best to be delicate, to not be too pushy or strong, and it comes out as though I’m being deliberately obtuse. I’m often too subtle, thinking that people can fill in all the missing parts and feel what I really mean. But they don’t, and they can’t, and it gets me into trouble.

For a long time now, I’ve been learning to speak plainly. Sometimes I feel my nature is to be too direct, and that it comes out as something sharp. I’m learning about balance.

We can be super successful at communicating if we can share how we feel without complaining, and without attacking, without judging. It takes a great willingness to have a healing, rather than to just blame.

As Thich That Hath says, “Blaming never helps.”

We blame when we’d like people to feel guilty.
What we’re really doing is taking our own self-blame and guilt and projecting it out onto others. It creates more drama and trauma, which is actually for the purpose of bringing our attention to it.

I used to perpetuate a lot of drama.
I realized that I did that because I felt so helpless.

I’m not helpless anymore, so I don’t need to be silent, and I don’t need to make a lot of drama. I can be clear and speak plainly without judgment, and help bring things to the Light of Love for healing.

It does take willingness.
I have that willingness now.

I encourage you to make a commitment to speak plainly, without judgment or blame, and with a strong intention to bring things to the light of Love for healing.

In this way, we can let the past go and experience a great healing. It’s beautiful. Let us be grateful!

I’m offering a 3 part Live Video Workshop.
Please block off the time on your calendar.

That’s right – we’re going to follow up together, so you’re not left doing this on your own, like in the past!

This is my gift to you – so please show up for yourself and join me.

There is no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love offering basis.

10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm London /
3am Sydney *(next day)

Click here to learn more

With true forgiveness, we can all have a different experience in our family and our workplace ~ as well as profound and lasting healing of our physical, mental, and emotional bodies.

To have real and lasting healing, it’s more than just saying “I forgive.” Let’s gain momentum and have some real healing together this year, and share the benefits with everyone in our lives.

Forgiveness is the path to having more Joy, Freedom and Prosperity

You can have permanent healing NOW!
End this year with tremendous healing.
Let’s go for it together!

Click here to join us

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Learning Through Joy

Friday, October 5th, 2018

As I write this, the sun is rising over the blue ridge mountains, and it takes my breath away. It’s like watching a painting forming in front of you. The Master Painter puts on a show that is unparalleled. Miraculous!

I am so grateful that A Course in Miracles teaches us that we can have magnificent beauty and the greatest gain without the pain.

Pain is an old paradigm.

The invitation is to learn through Joy, rather than pain.

Pain is a motivator.
The pain is always there to push us, if we choose to grow in that way.

I cannot even begin to count the number of times that I’ve chosen to finally do something different, because the pain got too much for me. I don’t wish to do things that way, anymore.

I don’t wish to endure anything, anymore.

The more masterful I become, the lower my tolerance for pain is. THANK GOD!

The more I love myself, the more unwilling I am to suffer.

The more my view rises above the battleground, the less time I wish to spend down there. I’ve learned it’s unnecessary.

And still, sometimes I choose to learn through contrast, and I revisit it.

As the sun rise evolves, it becomes a mystical invitation to climb to a higher elevation in our view by shifting our thinking. This picture of the sun rising this morning reminds me of the beauty of allowing the Light in to my awareness, and the view from higher up is the view I prefer!

Are you aware of places in your life where you still choose to learn through pain rather than through Joy?

I’m offering a 3 part Live Video Workshop.
Please block off the time on your calendar.

That’s right – we’re going to follow up together so you’re not left doing this on your own like in the past!

Let’s ROCK these holidays and let’s do it together!

This is my gift to you – so please show up for yourself and join me.

There is no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a love offering basis.

10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm London / 3am Sydney *(next day)
Click here to learn more

With true forgiveness, we can all have a different experience in our family and our workplace ~ as well as profound and lasting healing of our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

To have real and lasting healing, it’s more than just saying “I forgive.” Let’s gain momentum and have some real healing together this year and share the benefits with everyone in our lives.

Forgiveness is the path to having more Joy, Freedom and Prosperity

You can have permanent healing NOW!
End this year with tremendous healing.

Let’s go for it together!

Click here to join us

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Forgiveness and Healing

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

It takes tremendous courage to let go of the judgments and opinions that we’ve built our identity on. Often, there is great resistance. There was a time when Spirit asked me to contemplate this: Who am I without my grievances? Am I still me if I let the judgments go?

Today I fly to North Carolina to lead my Forgive & Be Free retreat. These are always deeply healing experiences for all of us. In fact, I’m often surprised at extraordinary life changes forgiveness brings. Forgiveness and Freedom: you can’t have one without the other.

Without forgiveness our Freedom is hidden from us. It’s there, but we won’t be able to recognize it and fully KNOW it.

Yesterday, in my Sacred Circle, I was sharing about how completely unthinkable it was for me to even imagine the life that I live now. Things that would set me off on a tear of anger and hurt, tirades of shame and blame, are now not even an issue for me. They still make me pause. But, really truly, I pause to pray, and bless, and give thanks for the healing that’s happening.

I now am absolutely clear that anything that is an upset is an opportunity for healing, and I wish to maximize each healing opportunity to the very best of my ability in that moment. I have good days and better days now, but no bad days, and for that I am truly thankful.

This feeling I have now was not even DREAMT of. Where once I would let things fester and stew, and I’d feed the flames of my anger, now it’s over in minutes. And, instead of it being a 10-alarm fire, it’s a .5-alarm fire. I don’t wish for death anymore.

Yesterday, I went to see the movie My Neighbor Totoro with my brother and nephew, Mikey. This was only my second time seeing it. The first time was about 22 years ago. It’s still a gorgeous movie, and I highly recommend it. Such a great movie to see with little ones, and right now it’s celebrating it’s 30th anniversary.

During the movie, I contemplated how much I Love this life and this planet. We’re so blessed, and it’s good to be able to really feel it. Forgiveness was the way to where I am now, and I am forever grateful I had the courage to turn down this road and stay on it!

That’s why I’m offering us all an EFFECTIVE way to PERMANENTLY shift things in your life and your family so that you can end this year, and go through the holidays, with a much happier experience.

I’m offering this gift to everyone and anyone who is willing to join me.

I’m offering a 3 part Live Video Workshop starting on Saturday, October 13th.
Please block off the time on your calendar.

With true forgiveness, we can all have a different experience in our family and our workplace ~ as well as profound and lasting healing of our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

Forgiveness is the path to having more Joy, Freedom and Prosperity

You can have permanent healing NOW! End this year with tremendous healing. Let’s go for it together!

Click here to join us

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How Does Healing Happen?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Healing can be such a mystery. It sometimes looks as though healing happens because we take a medicine and that heals our body. But, is that really what happens? Sometimes it looks as though someone with the same body issue can take the same medicine and get sicker.

When we cannot see through all directions of time and space, then we don’t really know what’s going on. Until our mind is that vast, we often don’t know the cause of things.

Heck! I have been annoyed, hurt, frustrated, fearful, and even happy or sad, and not had any idea why I was feeling that in that moment. Life is extremely mysterious and healing and, like Love, is profoundly mysterious.

If we can accept that all healing is at the level of the mind, then we can really begin to move quickly in the direction of lasting healing. Whatever level the healing is desired: mental, emotional, spiritual, physical – the healing is going to happen at the level of the mind and ripple outward.

Today, on my radio show, I’m going to discuss this topic. It came by special request, and I’m happy to take requests. If you go here, you can fill out the form to request a topic. You can also search the archive of all the shows. LivingaCourseinMiracles.com/radio

The most important thing is to claim our healing. We give up all blocks to recognizing and remembering the truth. We ALLOW our healing.

Often, people have such a strong belief that healing isn’t possible. That’s how I felt. I was willing to put the Spirit in charge of my healing anyway.

If you have a block to healing, ask yourself –how would your life be different? What new responsibilities would you have if you were healed?

Be willing to see if you’re avoiding healing because you’re avoiding responsibility. It’s very common. Forgive yourself and move forward in Love! Let’s do this!

If you’re willing, please write a comment below!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is How Does Healing Happen? 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!

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

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

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

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Relief

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s spread the relief!

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

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

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

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Light Has Come

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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

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

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

WE are the Kingdom of God.

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

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

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

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

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

We are never alone.
We always have help.

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

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

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

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

Darkness is over.

Light has come!

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

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

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

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

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Mystical Revelations

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Today, I’m having Jon Mundy as a guest on my radio show, and we’ll be talking about his book on Mysticism & Miracles. Jon’s currently teaching a class on the topic, and this is a favorite topic of mine.

I love studying the great mystical writers. Their words are so directly inspiring, because they often feel like the very word OF God, rather than someone just writing about Spirit. I aspire to that, myself, in my writing, and there’s no question that many times I feel I’m that pure vessel, and the words inspire me as I write them.

Rumi and Hafiz are two Sufi poets from Persia who have inspired me to a heavenly vibration. I adore Christian D. Larson, the great Christian mystic. Vincent Van Gogh was a mystic both in his writing and painting.

When I experience the work of the mystics, I feel in tune with the Infinite myself, and there’s a rush of inspiration. The mystical writers inspire me to go to Source myself for more inspiration.

What was said to the Rose

What was said to the rose that made it open
was said to me here in my chest.

What was told to the cypress that made it strong
and straight, what was whispered to the jasmine

so it is what it is, whatever made sugarcane
sweet; whatever was said to the inhabitants

of the town of Chigil in Turkestan that makes
them so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate

flower blush like a human face, that is being
said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence

in language, that’s happening here. The great
warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,

chewing a piece of sugarcane, in love with
the one to whom every ‘that’ belongs!

by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Coleman Barks
Rumi, The Book of Love – Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Rumi, like Hafiz, drips words like the most sublime and sacred honey onto a page with seeming effortlessness. Much as Mozart heard the music fully written and wrote it down, it does seem as though Rumi simply took Divine Dictation, but we don’t know. Whatever his process, the words are miracles of clear spiritual expression. Thank you, Rumi!

Thank you for the very thought of “What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.” Thank you!

If you’d like to know more about the great mystics, and see these Divine Expressions reflected in A Course in Miracles, consider joining Jon Mundy’s class. You can learn more about this in my radio show today! (See below)

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

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Jon Mundy – Miracles & Mysticism. 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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Forgive

Monday, September 24th, 2018

One of the best parts of my experience as the leader of my Masterful Living Course is that I get to have 1-on-1 meetings with the folks in the classes. It’s so nice to be able to get to spend that time together. There’s such a flow of sacred shared spiritual connection.

One of the conversations that frequently comes up with us is looking at the resistance and reluctance we feel. So often, we are in real agony and pain because we know what to do, but we don’t do it. I lived in that space for years and years.

Knowing the power of prayer for healing, I prayed very often, and for a very long time, to let go of the resistance and reluctance I felt. I was resisting the very thing I desired.

I see it all the time! People who would REALLY like to be in loving relationship with others are still resisting doing the forgiveness work.

People whose finances are super challenging are still resisting doing the forgiveness work.

I remember when I first started out as a spiritual counselor, 18 years ago, that I had clients who would come for counseling who were experiencing intense physical pain, as well as emotional and mental distress. Things were REALLY intense for them.

I regularly work with people who are harboring all kinds of negative thinking, who are emotionally depressed and/or anxious, and intensely worried, with very low self-esteem – and, on top of that, they have major physical and financial issues.

I’ve worked with so many folks who are struggling in every area, and they ask me for guidance. I share with them the specific things they can do, which always includes doing the forgiveness that I detail very specifically. You can get my FREE How to Get Over It workshop if you’d like to do some of that forgiveness) And yet, they will come back an entire year later, not having done any of it, and now things are much worse!

I’ll give them the same “homework” and they will even come back 6 months later, and things are worse, and they STILL have excuses of why they couldn’t do the homework. (BTW, this is not the majority of people, but it is what some people go through.) I can SO completely relate to them!

My resistance was so strong, too. And yet, I got through that ego barrier to healing and expansion. This is now the very foundation of what I share in my classes, and that’s why I prefer to do classes where we work together– doing the actual processes, discussing it, supporting each other, and not leaving folks on their own to do everything.

This is also why I do retreats. I do retreats for 2 kinds of people– those who are so committed that they really wish to have every opportunity to immerse themselves in the healing, and support themselves in Self-Love; and the other kind of person is someone who doesn’t wish to do a class, someone who feels they don’t have the energy to sustain a class, and would like to have the concentrated breakthrough.

Sometimes I’m on the fence about doing retreats. I love doing them, but it’s a lot of time, energy and effort on my part. And, I have to fit them around my class schedule, so it’s a very FULL work period for me.

But then, people will tell me how they took that healing at the retreat, brought it home and expanded it. They change their lives so much, and so quickly, that I feel compelled to do them.

What I’ve learned about my work is that, it’s always best to follow Spirit. Of course, I have my own “personal” ideas of what is best, and what I’d prefer, but I’ve learned to note them and not follow them.

This is all part of my journey of taking my free will and aligning it with Divine Will. A Course in Miracles tells us that there’s only One Will.

ACIM says, “The Holy Spirit must work through you to teach you He is in you. This is an intermediary step toward the knowledge that you are in God because you are part of Him. The miracles the Holy Spirit inspires can have no order of difficulty, because every part of creation is of one order.”

One of the ways that I experience the Holy Spirit is through feeling what the higher vibrational choice is. It’s difficult to describe, because it’s a sense.

I’ll give it a try: Following the ego is like the feeling you have when you know it’s what you want, but it’s not what’s right. Following Spirit is like the feeling that you have when that key fits in the lock, turns and unlocks the door, and the door swings open to something good.

Forgiveness is a key that unlocks the door to something good. It also is the thing that stops the torment of something awful that you just don’t want any part of anymore.

ACIM says that in REALITY there’s only One Will, because there is no separation. When we align with Divine Will, we’re aligning with the highest and best, and that lifts us up above the fray.

To live above the fray, we must forgive. There is no other way.

Forgive to live.
Forgive to Love.
Forgive to rise above!

Have you felt that vibrational shift that forgiveness brings? Let me know in the comments section below!

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

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

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Relationship Hell

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Relationship hell? I’ve been there. I’ve explored it in many ways, traversing the downs and way-downs of it. When I was younger– as a child, a teenager and until about age 30– I would get so angry that I felt what I describe as a murderous rage.

I’d become so upset, so threatened, and so afraid of being hurt that all I could feel was fury and desperation. My upset was like a hurricane, searching for some way to calm down, but only picking up speed and becoming more and more dangerous. I would frighten myself, I’d be so upset.

I’d become so loud, and mean, and desperate, without any self-control, that I’d rage until I was too tired to continue. Reaching exhaustion was the only thing that would get me to stop. My family’s or boyfriend’s attempts to control me would only make me infuriated. It was awful.

Once exhausted, I would collapse into a puddle of my own despair. I’d be consumed by self-hatred and fear of myself. It was all proof that something was horribly, uncontrollably wrong with me. I was beyond hope– or so I was convinced.

I learned to accept that this was just who I was, what I was. I felt like a bad seed. I felt like there was some kind of demon in me, and that terrified me. That fear was so intense that I couldn’t handle any kind of criticism or teasing. I learned to be very focused on self-preservation.

What I can understand now, that I didn’t understand then, is that it was extremely important that I learn how to have no other authority. I needed to be my own authority. No one could boss me around or intimidate me. When I was younger, it meant that I was always in a fight with the people I was rebelling against.

Now, I can see that I wasn’t really a rebel at all. I was maintaining my sovereignty. When I finally reached the point where I could make Spirit the authority in my life, and really listen to that still, small Voice, I had the ability to walk in the world without being pulled this way and that by other people’s opinions. My mind was able to be strong and focused, following Spirit’s guidance.

Historically, if you look at many of the mystics, you can see that they appeared to be rebels, too. That wasn’t their intention. It just looked that way.

Unfortunately, I went through many seasons of relationship hell where I felt completely unlovable. I felt excruciatingly bad and wrong so much of the time – but that didn’t stop me from acting out. I was frequently mean and cruel in defense of my insecurities. Now, I have a great compassion for people who behave that way, and I can really help them to break out of it.

I learned to try to control everything around me, constantly monitoring, to keep from being manipulated and controlled by others. I learned to always be on the offense as my best form of defense. It was exhausting.

I was constantly cleaning up the messes I made in my relationships, or just walking away from them. Many bridges have been burned, and many have been blown up.

I don’t ever wish to go back again in my past. I don’t look back anymore. Instead, I continuously ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to help me harvest all the Wisdom from my experiences.

What I learned is that I was constantly repeating my same upsets and errors because I was holding grudges. Holding grievances prevented me from learning from my experiences, because I always thought I knew what everything was for.

When I learned to forgive, to give up my meaning for everything, then I could discover what things were really for, and harvest the Wisdom they brought me. Eureka! It was a way out of hell!

The most amazing thing I’ve ever learned is that true forgiveness heals deeply. True forgiveness heals long-held mental and emotional patterns in a miraculous way.

A Course in Miracles promises us that the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions, if we allow it. The thing is, most people feel so guilty, and believe that they should be punished, and so they won’t allow the consequences to be undone. Yet, no matter how long we’ve lived in that mindset, we can shift in an instant. We can get out of hell.

I’m so glad I figured out how to ALLOW all the consequences to be undone, and to rescue my relationships. I know this is a repetitive theme of mine, but I feel I absolutely have to keep sharing what is so precious to me – and that’s the realization that when we hold the highest and best for our relationships, that’s exactly what comes to pass.

I’ve been a spiritual counselor since 2000. That’s 18 years of counseling individuals and couples. I’ve been teaching classes and leading retreats for 21 years. In all this time, with all of these people, almost everyone I’ve ever worked with was experiencing some kind of relationship upset that was rocking them to their core.

ACIM tells us that relationships are the #1 tool we have to heal our mind and wake up. Let’s do exactly that, starting NOW.

Like me, many people have been so completely brought to their knees, or flat on their face in the manure, by their inability to maintain relationship harmony – and the meaning they make of it. This need not be.

Forgiveness is a miracle tool. It’s not magic. It’s miraculously healing, and that’s an entirely different thing from a temporary magic fix.

Miraculous healing lasts.
It’s permanent healing, because it’s at the level of the mind – not the level of the personality.

This isn’t behavior modification or anger management – it’s true and lasting healing.

This isn’t self-improvement, because we don’t need improvement – we only need to let go of that which is false.

Hey, I still get annoyed on a regular basis.
I don’t get angry like I used to AT ALL anymore.
I don’t ever go to the place of thinking that there’s something wrong with me.
That’s completely over.
And that’s what I am holding for everyone.

As a counselor, I’ve worked with people who’ve felt way beyond any kind of hope, and they have been transformed by the healing of their mind.

They had to be willing.
They had to ALLOW the healing to take place, to call it forth, accept it and receive it. It’s not magic. It takes real willingness. It’s not a passive thing. It’s active willingness.

We cannot hold onto complaints and expect miracles.
We cannot hold onto grievances and also energize the highest and best.
We have to choose which way to go.
We can learn through pain or we can learn through miracles and Joy.

The holidays are coming.
It’s a time when we can either re-energize the old hurts, disappointments, regrets, guilt, blame and shame – or, we can decide to be a healing presence in our relationships.

We can repeat the past, or we can call forth a renewal and restoration.
It’s our choice.

I’ve been teaching forgiveness for 18 years, and it’s been a great learning to me. I continue to be AMAZED at how forgiveness transforms EVERYTHING, including our physical pains.

In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. That’s why I continue to offer these retreats.

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

In my year-long Masterful Living class, people tell me on a regular basis about their relationship healing and their physical healing, too.

I don’t consider myself a healer, but I do feel that I’m a healing presence. Where I once was utterly convinced that I was a really bad person, I now know that there are no bad people. We’re all good and beautiful people who can sometimes get convinced that we’re bad, and then act that way.

When someone feels unlovable, they don’t have much to lose, but what little they do have they can’t afford to lose. They will defend themselves through attacking. Think of a wounded dog that’s been so hurt it doesn’t trust anyone.

When we can’t trust ourselves to be loving or kind, even when it’s really important to keep from ruining our relationships, then we can feel completely unworthy of Love. We’re not, but that’s how we feel.

Forgiveness is the only thing I know of that heals back to the root cause of things. When we ALLOW the healing back to the root cause, whatever that might be, in this life or any other, then we’re free forever! That recalibrates our whole life.

Now is the time to make a commitment to forgive EVERYTHING and let our ability to fully give and receive Love be restored to us.

No matter what we’ve done, no matter what has been done to us, we can be restored at the level of the mind. From the mind, it will ripple into all of our relationships and experiences, even into every cell, fiber and function of our physical, and emotional bodies as well.

Let’s get active with the forgiveness.
Let’s become experts at it.
Let’s deeply commit to truly heal by allowing the Holy Spirit to undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions – even the ones we don’t recall. The Holy Spirit can heal it all.

In my classes, I invite people to PROVE that God works. That way they KNOW, they really know.

Doing this work now, we can have completely different experiences this holiday season. Let’s get out in front of this.

We don’t have to carry the past into the new year. We can put our attention on the things that cultivate joyful, happy learning and living.

Any healing we do for ourselves, we do for everyone. Let’s take the lead this Fall and get ALL of our forgiveness done.

Forgiveness is the #1 tool for awakening, for healing, for liberation. We can prove that forgiveness is liberating, and then we’re modeling it for everyone.

I’m choosing liberation. How about you?

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Peace Lights

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

When I’ve felt blasted by the storms of emotions and drama, whether it’s been of my own making or someone else’s, my spiritual practice of non-judgment and nonviolence is my rock. It’s a haven of Infinite Patience and Love inside my own mind.

So often I see folks do things that make no sense. We lose perspective, and then we suffer and make crazy choices.

At times, folks are deliberately unkind; they’re selfish and hurtful. People respond without thinking, and are rude. I’ve done so much of that in my life.

Some people are discouraging when they could be encouraging. My practice of non-judgment forces me to look at my motivations and intentions, and to consistently choose the most loving intention, regardless of where my emotions are.

My spiritual practice of non-judgment is a practice of Infinite Compassion. It is the daily practice of walking in Spirit. Just as that farm girl from Kansas put on the ruby slippers and remembered her personal power that could take her back home, my personal practice of nonviolence takes me back home to the spiritual truth of all life: I AM One with All that is.

If I hate the one who hates, I’ve lost my power. I’m wearing their shoes, and they can never fit. If I am rude to the one who is rude, I am living someone else’s pain. If I have no compassion for the one who has no compassion, I am spending my precious energy magnifying someone else’s hurt. Every moment, I choose whose shoes I’ll stand in. Every moment, I can choose anew and change the course of my life. When I make the highest choice I can reach for in the moment, I lift the world.

Mother Theresa taught us, “People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self centered. Forgive them anyway… Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you’ve got anyway.”

When I look at Mother Theresa’s life and the lives of Buddha, Jesus, St. Francis, Gandhi, King and Thich Nhat Hanh, I see the power in their moment-to-moment practice of choosing Love in much more difficult circumstances than I’ve ever faced. I choose to carry, close to me, this awareness of those who went before me. This is my “ruby slipper practice”. In every moment, I remember my intention to Love and I am that. How grateful I am that, no matter where I am, no matter what is happening in and around me, I can have a “ruby slipper moment” and come home to my heart.

Today I’m participating in an event, Connect for Peace, in NYC with the Peace Lights Organization and I’m so grateful! If you’re in the city, check out the details and join us. I’d love to see you there!

Today, I walk in God’s Shoes. I see with God’s Eyes. I stand in the loving intention of those who went before me, and I AM that. Infinite Patience brings the Peace that takes me home.

Peace is our natural state. In order to experience the Peace that is our inheritance, we give up that which is blocking our Peace. In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Forgiveness & Miracles

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

I’ve been teaching forgiveness for 18 years and I cannot even count the number of times I’ve seen extraordinary miracles come as a result of someone FINALLY being willing to forgive.

A Course in Miracles tells us that a miracle is when we let go of the ego thought system and align with Love. That’s what brings the miracle experience in our lives – the change of thought.

Forgiveness is a change in our thinking. It’s letting go of that ego thought of attack and separation. Forgiveness is aligning with Love. Forgiveness brings miracles on all levels: mental, emotional, physical, etheric and even the basic circumstances of our lives.
The challenge for most people is getting to actual forgiveness, because just saying “I forgive” doesn’t mean much at all.

Some people aren’t willing to drop their attack thoughts. They feel they need them to protect themselves, but the truth is that their attack thoughts are attacking themselves. I’m an expert because I did it myself – for YEARS! And, I paid the price for it.
I’ve had many, many conversations with people who have told me that they said “I forgive them,” a hundred times, but they are still haunted, troubled and tortured by the past. And it’s even harder for people to forgive themselves …

… or so we think.

Fortunately, it’s not true.

I’ve asked many ACIM teachers “how do you help people to forgive?”

The response I frequently get is, “I tell them they have to let it go.”

If I walked into a room full of people who were spiritual students and asked them, “how many of you know how to let something go,” only a few would raise their hands. And they would likely just be pretending – (unless you’ve been in class with me, because then you definitely know.)

It’s not that getting over it is so hard, it’s just that we often cling to our wounds because we’re identified with being wounded. We often don’t actually want to get over it.

I had to ask myself: “Who will I be if I’m not wounded anymore?”

What would I do with all that energy I was pouring into holding onto the grievances and complaints?

The answer for me was, be helpful to others, live a happy life, stop repeating the same errors, feel inspired, and have fun!

People recognize that if they were to forgive and feel free then they’d have no good excuse for standing in their power and shining their light in this world.

A lot of people don’t forgive because they fear they’d be expected to rise to their divinity, share their gifts and talents and move into whole new levels of prosperity.

Prosperity is SO MUCH more than just financial abundance.

Prosperity is being in the flow of Love.

It’s getting a good night’s sleep and having a healthy digestive system.

It’s having harmonious relationships.

It’s standing in your power as a representative of the divine.

People don’t feel worthy and so they play small and they hold onto the resentments, regrets, guilt, blame and shame as a way of delaying being fully awake in this world.

I can see in my own life and in the lives of those who are doing this work of truly forgiving and truly letting the past go, they are seeing themselves rise and shine. They are stepping into their magnificence. They’re becoming unstoppable. They’re living more and more without fear. They’re having a whole lot more love in their lives. They’re moving out of resistance, reluctance and isolation.

One of the reasons that I share HOW to forgive in such a practical, understandable way is that it takes the mystery out of it so people keep doing it.

What I’ve learned is that people, left to their own devices, feel inadequate to dig deep and do this forgiveness work.

And so we delay, we resist.

We let our happiness be in the future.

Happiness in the future doesn’t exist.

And that’s why I offer my Forgive & Be Free Retreat. So far, I’ve been doing it once per year. What I see is that the people who come and do the work are much more likely to change their lives and start experiencing miraculous healing.

Of course, it’s much easier to do this forgiveness work as a group.

It’s just like this:

Who wants to go into a scary dark, abandoned building with a flashlight by themselves? No one!

BUT, would YOU be willing to go into that scary, dark abandoned building with a flashlight and with 20 friends who have bright lights, delicious food, laughter and a sense of humor – in order to live a miraculous life and not be afraid of the dark anymore?

Together we can balance the deep emotional clearing with a lot of laughter, pampering and fun. It’s amazing how much we can accomplish in just a few days – with people who have waited many years, and even decades for the “right moment.”

We must make the decision to choose our healing and to choose our liberation. In ACIM, we’re told again and again that we are the ones who must decide. We are the ones who make the choice. We don’t have to figure out HOW to have a healing, but we do have to choose to release the resistance and reluctance.

Miracles naturally flow from forgiveness.

Unforgiveness blocks our miraculous life.

Last year, Carolyn Khomyak came to my Forgive & Be Free Retreat feeling very intensely upset. Since then, her life, her work, her relationships have shifted tremendously. I’ve seen her miracles unfold. Here’s what she wrote to me a few weeks after she returned home:

“What a Retreat! I was living in such with such deep hurt and was not sure if I would be able to move past it. I lived there for about almost a year. When I left your retreat I felt catapulted into a feeling of lightness like I had moved on. I went home with an open heart. The other things that I learned I carry with me through my days and I continue to evolve. I want to thank you so much for the beautiful work that you do!

My intention was to rise to my higher power and transcend my hurts fully and become the strongest most beautiful version of my spirit for the benefit of my happiness and my ability as a woman to share this love, strength and forgiveness as a ripple effect to my family. Thank you for this experience that led me here and for the tools that continue to support my intention!” 

~ Carolyn

I’ve witnessed Carolyn’s willingness increase dramatically and the transformation in her heart, her mind and her life. It’s been beautiful to be a part of.

Forgiveness brings miracles, it’s liberating, it’s life-changing.

We have so much more to do with outlives then hold onto the upsets from the past.

Now’s the time!
Only you know if this is the right time for you to join with me and the others on my October Forgive & Be Free Retreat. Trust your inner guide.

Knowing how healing it is to do this work in October, before the holidays and before all the old holiday and end-of-the-year triggers start coming, before the family events, the memories of loss and betrayal, the dark days of the year – I offer this forgiveness opportunity in October and I’m inviting YOU to come join me. Payment plans are available!

When we do the forgiveness together it’s so much more fun, it’s easier and we get it DONE!

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Peace IS the Way

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

There are so many things in this world that are happening right now that are intense. Very intense. I’m thinking of the folks who are anticipating the hurricane, Florence. I’m thinking of the people who are very concerned about the election, and the U.S. Supreme Court. I’m thinking about the people who are concerned with personal issues for their family and themselves.

It’s a time where many things are challenging. And, there is a current of healing and transformation under all of it.

Frequently, I speak with people who are very concerned about all manner of things. People who are frightened and worried and feeling overwhelmed. It can be their personal health or it can be the political news.

This is one of the reasons why I write every day and pray every day. I pray many times a day and I’ve learned to trust prayer.

I pray that the truth be revealed and that Love prevails.
I pray that Love be revealed and truth prevail.

I place my faith in that prayer to bring the healing for all of us.

Even with a hurricane, truth and Love lift us up above the dangers of the storm.

Native Americans believe that the winds, and storms are a manifestation of our own inner turmoil. The antidote to the increasing floods, fires, storms and earthquakes is in our mind.

Let us not think that we can be angry at the customer service rep for the bank who seems to make it impossible for us to resolve the issue and that it doesn’t effect everything in this world. It does.

The butterfly effect is real.

To support all beings having a peaceful life, we must choose Peace.

There is no way TO Peace, Peace IS the way.

We don’t have to find the way to Peace. Spirit will carry us there if we’re willing.

If you were being held up at gun point, and terrified of being shot and killed, the antidote might be to see the attacker place the weapon on the ground.

We can do that in our own mind.
Give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the weapon, the attack thoughts and let Spirit neutralize the cause of your upset. It can be done if you ALLOW it.

This is the key!

Our attack thoughts are the weapons we can lay on the altar for healing. In the comments section below, please place a comment – what are you laying on the altar today? Let’s hold it in Love and prayer together!

Allow the healing.
Invoke the Spirit.
Call the angels for back up!

God has a plan to lift us all in Love, let’s allow it today.

Let’s walk in Peace today. Peace is the way we walk in God.

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Activator

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Yesterday I was sharing a simple bio of myself for a project I’m going to participate in where people won’t know me. In a few short sentences, I’d like to be able to communicate what’s most important for someone to know about me.

The #1 thing I’d wish for people to know about me is that I’m on a path of awakening and enlightenment. I am not seeking enlightenment, I’m finding it. They might seem arrogant to some, but to me it’s actually arrogance to think that I’m not. I clearly am.

There wasn’t room to write much in this bio, but I also wished to share that I’ve learned that true Joy comes from forgetting who I thought I was and learning what I really am, while being of service to the Light.

And probably the next most important thing to me is that I’ve truly learned the liberating power of forgiveness and I’ve dedicated myself to helping others to find their way to fully forgive for their Freedom.

I live as a spiritual activist and activator. It’s my very nature.

Those are the most important things.

Next, I think I’d like to say that I’ve learned how to be compassionate most of the time. I’ve learned that I’d rather be loving than be right, most of the time. I’ve learned that true humility is knowing that no one is better than me and no one is less than me because we’re all one, inseparable. The beauty is in the oneness. The wholeness is in the oneness.

When I travel, as I often do, people are frequently asking me where I’m from. I usually tell them where I just came from. They may ask me how long I lived there. That’s when I tell them that I don’t live there, I just came from there. For instance, if you asked me today where I came from, I’d say Knoxville, TN. If you asked me how long I lived there, I’d say “2 nights and one day.”

People often then ask me where my home is.
I tell them I don’t have a home.
Then they ask me where I’m based.
I say that I’m not based anywhere.
They ask me where my stuff is. I tell them I have stuff in several places.
Then I ask them, why do you want to know where my stuff is?

I get it. People are trying to find a reference point to relate to me. I get it.

I’d just prefer to relate to people on a higher level of connection then where my things are, and how long I’ve lived in a place. Those aren’t wrong or bad, they’re just not as interesting as what our aspirations are, and what we’ve learned about life that’s worth sharing.

Again, I live as a spiritual activist and activator. It’s my very nature.

Where I was born, where I’ve lived, what school I went to, those things are less interesting to me than what I know about prayer and how I learned it.

I used to hate this life, and now I love it. That’s much more important than where my stuff is.

Next time you’d like to find common ground with someone, see if you can think outside the box of human history in relating and find a spiritual connection.

Let’s have fun and start new conversations! Let me know what ideas you have! Let’s learn from each other – please share in the comments below!

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Smooth Sailing Through Challenges

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Today, I’m going to be doing an all day yoga training as part of my certification as a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor. I’ve heard that it’s going to be very intense and also very rewarding. That’s how a lot of the best days are.

I’ve learned to look forward to the challenges that help me grow and to not be intimidated by what others think is hard. I don’t let other people’s opinions slow me down (most of the time.)

Fortunately, all of my friends are encouraging and not one of them would discourage me in any way. That’s a blessing. I trust that all of my friends feel the same way about me.

I used to say that “people will pay money to stand in line to discourage others.” They would. We see a lot of the people are discouraging and attacking of others. It is the way of the ego.

But we are not our egos.

Let us offer up fear of other’s opinions, discouraging thoughts, and fear of following our hearts.

My heart is in this day that lies ahead of me.
Spirit is in charge.
Love will prevail.

I’m good to go!

Please do hold me in prayer today as every time I am lifted up, all are lifted.

Where once I would wake up from dreams of car crashes, angry fights, failures, carnage and all kinds of horrifying scenes, now I mostly wake up from dreams of sharing with others and being so filled with Joy that we get to meet and share, learn and grow together. How cool is that?

Never give up. Go for it. Say yes to Love! That’s the way of mastery and Freedom.

The biggest challenge I’ve ever had was being willing to Love when I was hurt.
I’ve overcome that and found the way.
I practice it every day.

What challenge would you like us to hold in prayer for you today? Please make a note in the comments below!

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Intention

Friday, September 7th, 2018

I’ve heard people poo poo intention as a thing of any real value. They seemed to be convinced that intention wasn’t worthwhile. I have to say, the more I experience life on planet earth, the more I am convinced of the value of intention.

So often when people I talk with are not having the experience they’d like and I ask them what their intention is, they don’t have one or they have an intention that’s limiting and therefore generating their experience of limitation.

If you’d like to have a powerful, loving, intimate, nurturing relationship, intend it. Hold a strong intention to experience it. You do not need to have even 1 clue how it could ever occur, intend it. Hoping that things will improve is not very helpful. It’s better than being in despair, but it’s a far cry from a strong intention.

If you’d like to experience deeply fulfilling work, that’s creative and pays well, and that you enjoy and can use to bring benefit to all beings, intend it. Fully hold the intention that this is what you are doing and it’s happening now. Hoping things will change is not intentional.

If you’d like to experience healing in your physical body, please hold the intention to experience God’s grace and goodness vibrating through every cell, fiber and function, ever muscle and synapse, ever aspect of your being now and forever. That’s a strong intention. Hoping to feel better is not.

We are one with GOD, almighty Power and Presence, made in the image and likeness of, endowed with full access to the one mind. Let’s stop pretending that we’re lost in time and space. We are at the very center of God’s infinite goodness and we have an opportunity to express magnificence each moment. Let’s access that!

Let’s stand with strong intention to re-present our creator with Joy and share the benefits with all beings.

What is your intention?
Please let me know in the comments and I’ll hold it with you!

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Complaining

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

We’re all working on a single tapestry. It’s a tapestry of human life. Some of us are focused on weaving something exquisitely beautiful and may look like the life of someone like John McCain who (whether you agree with his politics or not) was able to survive being imprisoned and go on to lead a happy and productive life in service to others.

Another person may be like the man I met in Cambodia two years ago who was part of a food collective in his town where the whole town was working to recover from war, prosper and raise their children well with more education than they had.

Some people, like many friends of mine, their life is dedicated to undoing the knots. It may look as though the knots came from their family and the way they were treated by their relatives. Maybe.

I’ve learned for myself, with help from A Course in Miracles, and my own willingness to value the truth, that I’ve brought the patterns in with me and those who seem to have contributed to them, have only helped me to bring my attention so that I will get on with the work of untying the knots.

I don’t wish to waste another minute complaining about how things are. It doesn’t help, and in fact it becomes a magnetic attractor for more of the same.

There are no victims, even when it looks like there are victims.

We don’t know what’s really going on.

I’m absolutely certain that some souls volunteer to live a life in service being the challenging child of a person who wishes to learn compassion. This is the way of the Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva is the awakened being who chooses to continue the cycle of reincarnation in service until all are awakened.

I imagine that from the Bodhisattva’s perspective the entire tapestry is beautiful.

I wish to see the tapestry of life from that Bodhisattva perspective and see only the beauty.

When I see something I don’t like, let me not complain and lend it energy. Let me not invest one more drop of my precious life-energy into that which is not untying the knots or refining the beauty.

As Howard Thurman would say, let me “keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve” so that there is nothing more appealing or attractive to energize in this moment or any other.

The way to achieve my goal is to quit complaining.
Complaining has been such a strong habit for me.

There were times when I thought, and I do really mean this, that it was the purpose of my life.

Now, I can feel clearly that the purpose was to untie the knot of complaining as a habit.

Today, let me untie the knots and bring more beauty with each choice I make.

What do you choose today?
Can you see the knots that it is your life purpose to untie?
If you wish, please share in the comments and I will hold it with you in pryer.

Together we will surely succeed!
Spirit will carry us there since we are so willing!

If you’d like support in doing this work of untying the knots, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work. I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

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

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Permanent Healing

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

I’m on vacation with my family this week in Maine and yesterday I was thinking a lot about my brother’s dog, Dixie. She passed last fall and this is our first time in Maine at summer without her. She used to come on long walks with us and she was always a hoot.

Dixie was, to me, a most unusual dog. She was friendly and cute, but she wasn’t particularly affectionate. She seemed to live mostly in her own little world where food was almost the only thing that mattered.

Dixie is a beagle, or she was in her last life, and beagles are hunting dogs. Their sense of smell is extraordinary.

I’ve had many times where DIxie manage to find something to eat in my suitcase and root it out, even though she wasn’t allowed upstairs. I’ve seen Dixie jump on the dining table and starting eating things if we left the room as we were setting the table for a big family meal.

Dixie was known to pull a chair over to the counter so she could get at things up there. Everything had to be super clean in the recycle bin or Dixie would get at it. She had no boundaries when it came to food. I think she may even have tried to get food out of toddler hands.

Yet, even though she didn’t respect other people’s boundaries, no matter how many snacks and treats you gave her, and even though she wasn’t particularly affectionate, we all knew that it was just her personality. She wasn’t there to please us or make us feel good. Dixie was doing her own thing.

Still, she was family and we really love her. I really love her and I miss her Dixieness although I’m glad I can now leave food on a table without having to remember to protect it from her grabbing it in a flash. (I’ve lost more than one meal to her.)

What about other members of family? Sometimes we’ll forgive a child or a dog that “doesn’t know any better,” where we have a zero tolerance policy for adults.

One of the most wonderful parts of my spiritual journey is the family healing that I’ve had and the family healing that so many in my classes have had.

People who thought they’d NEVER be in a committed partnership are married with children now. That’s a huge transformation and it’s our willingness to do the inner work of forgiveness and mindfulness that brought it about. It’s so powerful to witness and share.

Especially because I didn’t used to believe it was possible for me.

The key to my own experience of relationship with others is the ability to stop interpreting what others do as being personal to me. In a sense, just like Dixie would eat my sandwich right off my plate the second I turned my back, and then have no apology or remorse, I’ve done things to “protect or defend” that were compulsive, just like Dixie. It would be awful to live in a world where no one had compassion for me.

With all the forgiveness that I have done, I’ve definitely realized that it’s ALL self-forgiveness. When I forgive myself for lacking in compassion, for interpreting things in a negative way, for choosing to condemn instead of extend Love, then all the offenses of others fall away.

Dixie was pure ego as far as I could see.
There are times in my life when I was acting like pure ego.

If you have can see yourself in that, if you have someone in your family who SEEMS to behave like pure ego when they’re around you, here’s my invitation:

What helped me so much was hearing the words of Jesus “what you do to the least of them, you do to me.”

If Jesus was acting as pure ego, could I extend Love and compassion without needing anything in return. Can we Love without conditions?

Can we at least remove our judgments, our unforgiveness, our condemnation and our trying to shame and make them guilty?

I won’t kid you, it’s been a REAL journey for me. It has been the single most difficult thing I’ve ever done. At times it’s been excruciating and it was always, always, always worth it. It has brought my redemption and the redemption of my loved ones.

Jesus’ whole life was a message of redemption.
Redemption for those who have condemned,
to realize that true forgiveness is releasing the attack thoughts.

Dixie was a teacher to me.
Unconditional Love is a precious gift I give to myself.

Over my more than 30 years of spiritual studies, the thing in the world that has helped me the most is my spiritual counselors. They helped me come back into my right mind when I was so intensely judgmental and couldn’t let it go. They helped me to live from my heart.

In 2014, I started to offer training and certification for Spiritual Counselors and it’s my joy now to announce we have certified two more Spiritual Counselors!

The Program we’ve developed at the Power of Love Ministry is not easy and it’s not quick. It requires a lot of work, much of it is very deep inner work. It requires 111 practice sessions.

These two women have done all of that and MUCH more to finish their Spiritual Counseling Certification.

Lorri Gifford                                    Linda Soto

Please help me congratulate Lorri and Linda! I’m so grateful for their leadership, commitment and excellence!

What a blessing they are to our community.

It’s been my joy to witness their dedication to their own personal transformation and healing and to naturally share it with others to great success.

That’s how Spirit works.
All are called to be a loving and healing presence.
Linda and Lorri have answered that call magnificently.
They are models of what is possible when we put Spirit in charge.

These two beautiful and brilliant women have been deeply and intensely challenged over recent years, as we all have, and challenges continue for all of us, but when we are co-workers with God our work is joyful and brings great benefit.

Whenever anyone decides to put the past behind and proceed with a loving heart, all are lifted. There’s power in that. There’s momentum.

You can learn more about Lorri and Linda and how to arrange to have spiritual counseling with them and other spiritual counselors who have been certified or who are in training. Click here now to learn more.

Folks who are in Finding Freedom From Fear with me, or Masterful Living or other programs regularly work with these beautiful counselors and have received extraordinary benefits from it. They all have wonderful testimonials!

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

That class starts on Thursday. It’s one of the foundational programs of my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. As is my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive.

If you have any interest in learning more about these programs, and discussing it with someone who has done them before, you can talk to one of the spiritual counselors, it’s no cost, and see if any of these programs are right for you right now. Click here to arrange for a consultation to get your questions answered.

There’s a whole lot of healing going on and I invite you to follow your intuition wherever it leads you. Spirit may not always make sense at first, but having trust and faith we find our way to MUCH higher ground and then we can extend a hand to others and we’re all living on higher ground! Yes!

Is there someone like Dixie in your life?
Are you, like me, realizing they are your teacher?
If so, please make a comment in the comments section below! I’d love to hear from you!

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Summer Vacation

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My gratitude resounds throughout the universe!

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

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

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

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

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

Are you in? Let’s do it!

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Truth

Friday, August 31st, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that we have made up a story about ourselves and life and then we forgot to laugh at the fiction of it. I’ve certainly made up stories about myself and others, convinced myself that they were true and then forgot to laugh, and instead decided to cry a river of tears for years. Yes, I have done that.

ACIM says: Pain is a wrong perspective.

Don’t I know it! Sheesh!

What I’ve learned, and become EXTREMELY grateful for is recognizing that the truth really is the thing that liberates us from all pain and suffering.

If we’d like to FEEL free and find the spiritual quality of Freedom that already exists as part of our true nature we absolutely must give up reviewing and renewing our attachment to our interpretations of the past.

It’s really the only way to return to Love and happiness.

I talk with many people who are disturbed by things in this world from their family relationships, their health, politics, finances, work and all manner of other upsets. When people start praying for the truth to be revealed things shift.

When we value the truth, we learn that Love and truth are really synonymous. They are the same. We cannot have truth without Love and we cannot have Love without truth. They go together.

Over and over again, I’ve witnessed how effective it is to pray for the truth to be revealed and known to all. Relationships have transformed. Healing has happened. And I see the healing occurring in the world as I keep my focus on the truth being revealed. Faster and faster, that which is false falls away.

It’s ALWAYS more helpful to pray for truth to be revealed than to attack those who deceive and who have their own personal versions of the truth that bolster their perspective.

I pray for the truth to be revealed in my heart and mind every day.

Every day I pray for the truth to be revealed in ALL hearts and minds.

Every day I pray for the truth to be revealed wherever people are valuing their story, their interpretation, their point of view and their agenda of manipulation, control and personal gain.

We are one. Let us not pray ONLY for our own personal healing and those we love, let’s open ourselves to a greater understanding of the oneness and unity of all life. In this lies our healing and revealing of truth.

I really didn’t think I’d be able to get to the place I am now. The main turning point for me was when I made the decision to focus on discovering the truth through my spiritual practice. I became very willing to give up my attachments to the meaning I made of everything.

Through forgiveness I’ve learned to let go of that particular kind of suffering that comes from believing my own version of events and conversations. I’ve learned that if it doesn’t make me feel happy and free then it is not true and I can release it to Spirit for healing. I can ask for a greater awareness of truth and it will be revealed to me. I can be liberated from my own pain caused by my own perspective.

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

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

Where are you valuing that which isn’t actually true, and it’s just your interpretation? Are you willing to give up your story to experience a greater awareness of God’s glory in your life? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Negative Pleasure

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Yesterday in my blog on being self-destructive, I was sharing about negative pleasures as a means of self-sabotage and I thought I’d share a bit more about what I’ve learned on this topic as it’s been such a relief to give up the mind set that made the negative habits such a part of my experience, and kept me recycling the unhappy thoughts and beliefs.

Negative pleasure could be something like a lovely dessert that becomes two or three portions and then a feeling of way too much sugar. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I used to do that with chips, popcorn and crackers. I’d feel that I’d eaten too much and definitely too much salt.

I notice now that I rarely overeat, and I rarely eat things that I regret and that’s HUGE for me. I know now that it happened because of my willingness to do the self-forgiveness inner work. This is why I feel compelled to keep offering opportunities to do this work in a group – so we don’t get overwhelmed by our resistance and reluctance.

Every year, folks in class with me tell me stories of how they did the class work and they naturally experienced losing a bunch of weight and keeping it off, having arthritis pain lesson dramatically and then needing fewer and fewer pain killers, as well as, of course, chronic pain disappearing entirely.

I think for some people the constant feeling of physical discomfort is what keeps them in the cycle of negative pleasure. I can remember feeling that some form of self-medication was “all I had” that brought me pleasure. It was “all I had” to take my mind off my unhappiness.

I used so many things that were enjoyable in small doses but became painful in larger doses. They were all meant to distract me from my feelings, but they only led me into a deeper hole of feeling that I was a fake and a failure.

If you haven’t seen the free class I did last week on self-punishment with self-medication, you might find it helpful – click here now to get the free download right away: Remembering to Love.

It’s so liberating to be able to enjoy the pleasures of life without feeling addicted or compulsive towards them. I feel that my whole life is better because I’m not having to control my impulses, I’m naturally choosing the things that are self-loving. It’s a whole different way of living. It’s a MAJOR release of worry and guilt and shame. YAY!

It’s because spiritual practice has eliminated the ROOT CAUSE of my negative pleasure habits. DOUBLE YAY!

This healing has definitely brought me a constant feeling of higher vibration in my beingness.

Living at a higher vibration, I notice that I naturally am less interested in lower vibrational choices, so I don’t have to struggle with behavior modification and trying to release those negative pleasure habits – they fell away gracefully. HALLELUJAH.

The healing power and presence of God’s Love is REAL. I know that now. I also now know that it’s available for everyone.

I really didn’t think I’d be able to get to the place I am now. The main turning point for me was when I made my spiritual life and practice the most important part of my life. It was during that time that I shifted into the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day.

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

Can you relate to the idea of fearing sliding back? It was a real fear for me? Do you know what triggers it for you? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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