Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

Being Peaceful

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fear Has No Power

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Manipulation

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rejection

Monday, June 18th, 2018

I used to have a real problem with rejecting people. I would sense some kind of criticism or rejection coming my way and I’d try to beat the person to the punch, so to speak. I was playing an ego game of “I’ll reject you before you reject me.”

Like attracts like. And nothing changes unless someone decides to do something differently.

I started to experience a lot of healing in my life when I made the decision to shift that pattern. I decided to develop the patience to hold my tongue. It was very important to me and I really made up my mind to do it.

I put Spirit in charge of showing me all the opportunities to be patient and shift things. What I discovered was that in the time of being patient I could hear my heart’s call to be loving and compassionate.

I used to take offense SO easily. It was a big challenge for me not to go off like a rocket at the slightest provocation. I was deeply insecure, and that was the cause of my fear-based reactions, but I didn’t realize it.

I was SO defensive. And that was exhausting. Pretty quickly, it was obvious that it was just so much easier to live a life without rejecting others. Other people’s rejections became a point of compassion rather than me taking it personally.

Taking time for the pause. Being patient. Giving myself a chance to just BE with what was occurring allowed me to remember that I was much more interested in being loving than being right.

Now, I can feel that I was rejecting God’s Love.
Now, I know that it is my calling to extend Love.
All are called. We can answer this call every time it appears.

I learned to be grateful for the times when i got triggered because it brought my awareness to an opportunity to extend Love and change my life, which I surely did.

It seems overwhelming, but it’s really about only a few things:

Decide what’s most important to you and commit to it to the best of your ability in the moment.
Ask Spirit for assistance and guidance.
Follow the guidance you get.

This is how we transform our lives from being a giant pain in the butt to being a healing presence! It works!

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

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 Trainings in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

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

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

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The Best

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

What’s the greatest feeling in the world? For me, it’s when I can feel that my experience of Love is true, honest and full-on. When I can feel that flow of unconditional Love, it’s the best.

What I notice is that the experience I’m having doesn’t have to be the most perfect looking. The people I’m extending Love to don’t have to be doing anything FOR me.

It’s absolutely wonderful when I can LOVE everything just as it is. That’s the BEST!
It’s so wonderful when we ALLOW ourselves to simply Love someone without condition, without opinion, without control and manipulation. It’s thrilling to be able to offer a gift of Love and have ZERO attachments, and to feel that gift is fully accepted in the way it was intended. That’s a pure experience of Love connection.

One of the things I used to notice all the time was that I would feel either reluctant to express Love, or resistant to receive Love. Many of us have frequent experiences of feeling that Love has strings attached, or that someone is giving us something with conditions. If we truly desire to have healthy relationships and move out of co-dependency then it can feel icky to be in a conditional, giving to get relationship situation.

Our true nature is to BE the Love that is available to be expressed and revealed, felt and shared NOW. It can take getting used to, and it’s SO worth it!

I invite you to practice noticing when you feel a resistance or reluctance to be in the free flow of Love and to open your awareness to the highest choice that is available to you. This is how we transform the old patterns of history and ancestry and move into the fullest experience of Love that’s available to us NOW. It takes a willingness to have a new experience and not know exactly how it’s going to go NOW.

In this way, we learn to trust LOVE itself. We learn how to BE the Loving expression of our Divinity, NOW.

Love reboots the circuits and purifies the inner pathways. Gratitude opens the flow of good. Forgiveness opens the flow of prosperity.

This year, let’s make the commitment to be willing to have a new experience every day – to cultivate a sense of security that comes from BEING our true selves, rather than being protective and defensive. I’m with you. Let’s do it together.

I’m grateful that I can have a new experience of Love and experience a healing. I share the benefits with all beings, so grateful to be One with ALL. That’s greatness!

I AM One with the One who Invented Love. My story is a Love story!

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

I can be like a sponge, soaking up everything in my environment. That’s one of the reasons why I like to be out in nature so much. In every moment of every day we’re taking in information, we’re constantly learning and observing. I say all the time: we’re always teaching the efficacy of our choices. Everyone around us is watching us and noticing whether our choices bring us happiness or upset. They learn by watching, we learn by experiencing.

Along this spiritual journey, the time came when I recognized that much of what I’ve learned from what people told me is untrue. These untruths that keep getting passed along stem from a belief in duality. A belief in good and evil – opposing forces. Now, I Know we live in a unified field – one and only one. Even though it doesn’t alway seem like it.

I believe that evil is not a separate force, but simply that which appears to be destructive.

Now, I remember that there are seasons to everything. Sometimes the winter season feels intensely destructive, and then spring comes and the renewal begins again.

I consider how many things I hear in a day that I could easily accept as true that are actually completely false. This is has been a major topic of conversation in the news for the last couple of years.

There are all manner of untruths. There are so many that are commonly accepted that we don’t even stop to think about whether they’re true – we just accept them.

Consider statements such as:

People don’t change.
Life is hard and then you die.
It’s better to give then to receive.
Time heals all wounds.

None of those is true. They are beliefs that have become accepted as truths, but they are not true. They are false.

Any lie I choose to believe will create upset in one way or another – guaranteed. The upset calls the falsehood to my attention so that I can address it. Upsets are triggers that let us know when something is up for healing. Let’s not miss anymore healing opportunities. Let’s make use of them ALL.

In ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND, Shunryu Suzuki writes, “When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship.”

Today I invite you to make a list of beliefs you’ve accepted that you’d like to forget and replace with the truth. Be sure to include beliefs about yourself as well as beliefs about life and others. Doing this exercise will be profoundly helpful and healing, even if you only take 10 minutes with it.

By choosing to actively release our false beliefs, we take a giant step toward living in Truth. Through the personal practice of living in alignment with Truth we are a positive voice for truth in the world. Be in service to the Light. Be willing to forget the false! True learning is remembering the eternal truth.

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Worthy to Minister

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

I’ve known so many people over the years who have had such a strong desire to earn a living sharing their passion for spirituality and some of them have actually followed their heart and done what they felt called to do, but many have not. They’re playing small and they know it. It hurts.

When I first started in Ministerial School, in our very first gathering, a weekend retreat, we were told that the majority of the people who were in our program would probably never follow through and have a profession as a minister.

It made sense to me. Feelings of unworthiness stop so many people, it’s crazy! It is true insanity for any of us to believe that we’re unworthy of following our calling. Honestly, it doesn’t actually make sense and here’s why:

Think about it. As an example, let’s imagine that you have the talent and the ability to be an amazing dancer. What if you felt unworthy of dancing so you just never did any dancing. Or you only danced by yourself and never with other people. You see what I mean?

We are already imbued with everything we need to live our calling, whatever it is.

Many feel called to minister, but they don’t feel worthy because they judge themselves for not being loving enough, or pure enough, but that’s all self-judgment and it’s easily healed if we’re willing.

Healing the self-judgment is part of our training as ministers and spiritual teachers. I had to heal my own sense of unworthiness in order to live the life of my dreams, which is the life I live now. Recently someone asked me to discuss this on my radio show – so, that’s my topic for today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Worthy to Minister

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!

Three new TEACHER TRAININGS – registration open! For those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Click here to learn more now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lack Attack Cure

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The spiritual student who desires to become truly masterful will ultimately come to the awareness that willingness to accept total responsibility for everything in their life is the way out of hell. In actuality, there is no other way out. Responsibility is the only way. It’s the only way to true prosperity.

Willingness to accept the responsibility is the first step. It is the key that turns the lock. To open the door one must next have the willingness to lay all blame aside. The only way anyone’s personality (ego) can allow themselves to take full responsibility for every moment, every situation, every circumstance and occurrence in their lives is to leave all blame and shame behind.

100% responsibility and 0% blame, that’s the key to stepping firmly onto the path of spiritual awakening. Laying all blame aside requires a practice of non-judgment. Non-judgment is what true forgiveness is. Forgiveness is the cure for all of our experiences of lack.

If we look around your life and can see a lot of lack, then know it can be changed. We have the power to change it. In fact, no one outside of ourselves has the power to change it. No one giving us money, a job, Love, support or anything will change our experience of lack for more than a moment. Unless we surrender our belief in lack and attack our life cannot become truly prosperous.

Our experience of lack was created by a lack of Love. We are in charge of how much Love flows through our life, our heart, and our mind. No one else can increase or decrease the amount of Love in our life. It’s our belief in attack that causes the lack. Attack thoughts are lack of Love thoughts. Attack thoughts are judgments. Judgments are unforgiveness.

“The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains … There are no idle thoughts.” ~ A Course in Miracles

A belief in lack of Love is the only “problem.” When we are being loving, extending Love and shining forth Love without attachment to getting anything back and your lack attack will end. We can be vigilant and seek out all hidden resentments, release the judgments and open to receive. Start today, why delay your prosperity?

I AM willing to be the Love I’d like to experience in my world. Love is healing my life! I AM healing my life by choosing Love NOW.

It’s so much easier to deepen our spiritual practice, heal our lives and start sharing our gifts and talents, rather than continue digging a deeper hole of confusion. A little willingness turns the tide. A committed spiritual practice of forgiveness brings on a complete shift into Abundance. It works! Prove it for yourself!

Three new trainings – registration open! For those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Click here to learn more now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Relationship Harmony

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

I’ve experienced some extraordinary relationship healing in my life and I’m so very grateful. For me, there’s been nothing more upsetting to me than the difficulties in my relationships. They have challenged me to the core of my being. I’m so glad that I learned that this is precisely what relationships are for.

I’ve learned not to walk away from a difficult relationship.
I’ve learned to never give up on myself or anyone else.

Instead, I’ve come to absolutely know that the thing to do is to give it UP to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for miraculous healing. This method works, but that doesn’t make it easy.

Relationship attachments can be like an alien parasite. It makes me think of the terrifying movie, Aliens with Sigourney Weaver (LOVE her!). Remember when the member of the crew was on the operating table and the alien exploded out of his belly? I went through a period where I was undoing the ego at such a rapid rate that I felt that I was pregnant with an alien baby terrorist that was trying to eat me alive from the inside.

It’s that feeling when the third chakra is going through such an intense cleansing. The third chakra, at the solar plexis, is all about our self-perception. When we’re perceiving ourselves as the ego, the small, selfish self, then it’s a constant battle with an inner terrorist. We’ll project it outward into ALL of our relationships and never feel self.

When we’re willing to shift identification to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, then we can begin to see clearly what every relationship is for. Then, we can have holy relationships. It’s intensely challenging, but THANK GOD we don’t have to figure out HOW to make it all happen. We only have to allow.

This is the time where we’re all learning about Self-Love – Self with a capital S. This is the curriculum, and we can delay, and we can avoid, but we’ll still have to do the curriculum eventually. Let’s get to it! Heaven is at hand!

The best way to get to it is really focus on loving yourself IN all of your relationships.

I dedicate February to relationships on my weekly radio show. Many have told me those episodes have really helped them to have a new and healing perspective on their relationships. They are all free for the listening and downloading. Sign up for the podcast and you’ll have easy access to them all!

We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

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

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

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

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

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

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

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

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Gratitude Multiplies the Good in Life

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

There’s always much to be grateful for even when things are really difficult. I recall one of the very first things we did in ministerial school was a sharing of what we were grateful for. For a long time before then I’d become ever more grateful for my awareness. I used to feel so confused by life and by my feelings about life. So much of what I experienced was confusing to me.

I was confused so often because my ego interpretations of things were false. I consistently experienced being brought up short by my misperceptions and misinterpretations. It really was confusing and disheartening to me. It took me so many years, decades even, to realize that the issue was not that I was an idiot, but that I was so attached to the meaning I made of things.

My interpretations of events and situations was so often completely off the mark, that I truly didn’t know what anything was for, so I was very often left feeling like the very ground beneath me was unstable. I was living on the shaky ground of my own perceptions.

One of the most powerful tools for healing that I know is the ability to be grateful for things as they are. I began to practice an attitude of gratitude. I began to be like the child who comes downstairs on Christmas morning and looks in her stocking only to find it full of horse manure and says, “there must be a pony around here somewhere!”

I’ve learned that, behind the picture I see on the screen of life, there is a powerful good unfolding for me. I’ve learned that when I can be grateful for it, whether I can recognize what the good is or not, then I draw it closer to me. Gratitude multiplies the good and makes it more evident too!

I’ve had enough years of pushing the good away with my stinking thinking. I’m so ready and willing to embrace the good in each moment.

Love is omnipresent and so is the Higher Holy Spirit Self. There’s no benefit to pretending that what is true is false. I’m done with that. Let me magnify the good with my gratitude. Let me share the benefits with everyone!

In this way, i can live a life of service every day in every way! I LOVE this life!

We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

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

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

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

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

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

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

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

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No Poison Policy

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Yesterday I was sharing about turning Jealousy into Victory, as that was the topic of my radio show this week. I shared that actively energizing jealousy, or any other upset, is like taking poison. Feeding the fire of upset is one of the most self-destructive things we can do. I know A LOT about this because I dedicated a couple of decades of my life to that practice and I learned a lot, which is now helpful to me in sharing with others, but it also was an investment of a huge amount of my precious life, energy, time, attention in perpetuating my suffering.

I developed a “no poison policy” once I realized what I was doing and how debilitating it was. It took me years of being a spiritual counselor and working with hundreds of people before I finally saw just how destructive feeding the flames of upset is.

As I was sharing in my radio show yesterday, the ego is made up of a series of false beliefs. Every part of the ego’s thought system is completely false, predicated on the delusion of an illusion. When we’re actively believing things that are false, and perpetuating those beliefs, we’re going to dedicate large amounts of our time, energy and resources to find more evidence to support our delusions.

Because our beliefs are false, no amount of evidence will suffice, because there is no actual evidence. The premise is false and the evidence is just as false as the premise. The ego invented fake news, fake reporting, false claims, false theories, and all of the systems of thought that perpetuate them. It’s a big house of mirrors and cards that leads down a sinkhole of suffering.

Truth is true, always and for everyone. Truth is liberating because it is in alignment with our divinity and the divinity of all life.

If you’re feeling upset, simply ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to tell you the truth, and help you see the truth.

Declare your willingness to remember the truth that sets you free.

Do a 180 turn away from collecting information to support the false claims.

If you hear yourself saying something like “and another thing…” stop. It probably doesn’t need to be said.

If you hear yourself complaining, stop talking.
If the complaints are in your thoughts, change the channel. Start reciting a poem you know, or a prayer or even a song. “Row row row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” That’ll work just fine. It doesn’t need to be something fancy. You don’t have to change the channel to a mystical download from Spirit, you can just turn your attention elsewhere.

The point is stop allowing the poison to proliferate.

Let’s be Self-loving enough to get away from the painful, delusional thought system we made and head back home to Spirit’s liberating thought system so we can remember how to learn through Joy instead of through suffering.

I used to be willing to poison myself to punish others. It doesn’t work, not really. And it’s sure not worth it. It’s about the same as investing all your wealth and health in revenge. Revenge isn’t ever what the ego promises it will be. That’s why there are so many stories about the pain and suffering of revenge.

Holding onto resentment is a form of revenge.
It’s also a form of complaining.
None of which is life-force enhancing or happy making.

Tell the angels and the Higher Holy Spirit Self that you’d like to become aware of every opportunity to choose Love instead of self-destructive, punishing, painful and poisonous thoughts and behavior. Ask for the maximum assistance in choosing what will support you in being loving, kind, patient and generous.

You will receive so much support that you’ll be amazed at how alive the field of Love around you is and that’s a deeply healing experience.

All of life will support you in a very active way if you allow it.
Adopt a No Poison Policy and see how things change for you.
It’s so much more fun to see how we can be supported than to complain about being a victim.

Like John Lennon and Yoko Ono said in their song, “war is over, if you want it.” The crucifixion is over if you want it.

This is one of the reasons why I offer my weekly Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling call – it’s a subscription program for people who would ike to receive counseling with me – or just listen to others being counseled. We’re all one, so those who have been participating for years find that others will ask their questions. You can submit questions in writing if you can’t join live and then get the download later. I love these weekly calls. There’s SO MUCH healing happening in our Circle. Check it out for a month and bring your questions!

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

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

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Envy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Jealousy can be very intense. I’ve not had a lot of jealousy in my life, but I’ve had enough to know what it feels like. It feels like poison.

I’ve had a request to share about jealousy on my A Course in Miracles radio show and I’m going to do that today. When I touch into the energy of jealousy and feel it energetically it feels like a toxic cocktail of misperception.

If jealousy is something you or someone you know is experiencing, know this: This is a deep emotional pattern that is coming up for healing. Of course, we are intending the healing.

We are powerful spiritual beings with strong intention and so we don’t have to manage and cope with our intense unpleasant feelings. We are becoming masterful at transcending and transmuting that which disturbs our Peace. We don’t have to settle with less or feeling left out.

The intensity of our feelings lets us know the magnitude of the healing that we’re calling forth. Let’s have the courage to accept it and be grateful that we have the option to choose healing instead of being a victim.

Just like you would leap to prevent a child from hurting themselves, leap when the temptation to energize jealousy or envy arises. Do whatever it takes to interrupt the pattern and call forth a healing. Don’t drink the poison.

If you’ve already drunk the poison today – gratitude, Love and compassion are the fastest path back to Peace. Prayer works. Let’s have a healing today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Jealous or Victorious

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

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Angels Help So Much!

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

This past two weeks I’ve had a second full time job – in addition to being the President of this Ministry, lead teacher and facilitator, spiritual counselor, etc. I’ve been preparing my families gardens for growing season.

Our family home is on Deer Isle in Maine and we rent it in order to be able to keep it in the family. I really enjoy being able to work with nature to create this beautiful environment around the home. It’s such a beautiful and unique place and the gardens were languishing after my mom got sick in 2005. More than ten years of very little maintenance and so there’s a lot to do every year to bring things back, transplant, etc. So much to do!

I love doing it because I love being outside most of the day. I love getting away from the wi-fi and being able to get the negative ions found in nature. It’s especially invigorating where we are on the island. We’re right on the shore, on an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, on a cleared patch in the woods.

I’m such a creative person and for the 9 days I was there working I kept thinking of new things to do to make the many areas more beautiful. Plus, gardening is so new to me, I’m learning so much. It’s fun!

And yet, I’ve had so much to do, and a deadline because of renters coming, that it started to feel really stressful yesterday. Of course, I did it to myself because I also had planned an 8 hour drive to Vermont (I arrived at midnight, which is why I’m writing this in the morning.)

I called upon the angels to help me yesterday. To help me with everything in the house, outside the house, and in staying safe and happy during my drive to Vermont. (I pretty much sang along with my Cd’s the last three hours – that’s a great way to keep awake and have fun too!)

I got so much assistance yesterday. The stress left and I felt lifted and carried. I received as much as I would allow.

All is well, if only we would allow ourselves to know it. I give so much gratitude to the angels surrounding us all of the time. Available to help us all of the time.

Let’s not leave the angels unemployed. Call upon them throughout the day to help you and you’ll be AMAZED at how much they help. Don’t ask them to do what you think is best, instead, just ask them to help. They know better because they can see through all directions of time and space. Just let them go for it! Get out of their way by releasing any sense of need to them.

We never have to go it alone. We live in a field of infinite support.

ANYTHING, and I do mean anything, that bothers you, give it up to the angels to help bring the highest and best results. The highest and best for anyone is the highest and best for all because we’re one. Let’s make ourselves more receptive by asking for assistance and ALLOWING it to be given.

Yay, Angels! Thank you God for the angels all around us. We are SO VERY BLESSED!

Teacher Trainings – We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

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

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

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

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

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

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

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Don’t Buy the B.S.

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Many times there have been appearances in my life that were less than desirable. I used to get really upset and start spinning a web based on my old B.S., (of course you know that B.S. stands for belief system. 😀

I’d become more and more upset and fan the flames of that fire. It was the opposite of Love. Anything that I do to fan the flames of my upset or anyone else’s is an attack and it will only bring something challenging to help me realize that increasing negativity isn’t healthy or helpful.

So many people are concerned about their health, aging, stress, etc., and yet they can do themselves a huge favor by releasing all the negative belief patterns to Spirit for healing. For me, the simple phrase “I’m no longer interested in that way of thinking,” has helped me tremendously. Dr. David Hawkins says, “I am no longer subject to that belief.” I like that even better!

There’s so much opportunity for healing because we can practice as much as we’d like! Woo hoo! Let’s see how many old negative beliefs we can throw on the holy altar fire of divine Love today!

I’ve seen so many people experience miraculous healing, including myself, as a result of really doing this work. I like to do it with others because it’s more fun!

Thank you for being my prayer partner today! We are changing the world in a profound way!

Teacher Trainings – We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

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

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

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

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

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

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

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

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Elegant

Monday, May 21st, 2018

I love looking words up in the dictionary. Words are a power tool and I like to use them correctly and with intention. I also love elegance. It’s a quality of life that feels nourishing to me. According to Webster’s Dictionary, elegance means refined grace. I love the idea of being someone who walks in a space of refined grace.

I’m interested in cultivating an elegant approach to life. I’m interested in being one who is always invoking divine grace to be my teacher and my healer, my constant companion. There’s no extra charge to invoke grace at any moment of the day and so I choose to be elegant in my choices. Making elegant choices means making my decisions based on the wisdom I have come to know during the journey thus far. This is in contrast to making choices from my opinions and judgments.

There’s a an opportunity to allow divine elegance and grace to move in, through and around me in each given moment. I am the one to activate it and call it forth in order to experience it. My intention is to release any habit of waiting for someone else to do what is mine to do in my own life. My commitment is to become alert to the opportunity to choose to be elegant – to operate in my life with refined grace.

Learning to pause, and give Spirit a chance to guide me, opens my life to the constant grace of God. There is a natural elegance to our lives and we can find it through returning to Spirit when we’ve drifted. Yes, it can feel exhausting to practice this, but I’ve found that it gets easier and easier. The grace actually takes over.

Today I decide to actively cultivate the graceful choices which bring more beauty, more love, more honor, more excellence. I may not be sure of the outcome of my choices, but at least I can be sure of their intention. By choosing consciously I raise the vibration of my practice of nonviolence and in so doing I move the world in a direction of peace and elegance. How wonderful!

TEACHING RETREATS – I’m anticipating having a location for us soon and dates as well. As soon as I know those basics I’ll make an announcement. My intention is to be able to offer these trainings in August. Stay tuned!

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

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

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Trust & Faith

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

What if you didn’t know that the oak tree was in the acorn? What if you planted an avocado seed, and, as it began to grow toward the light you went stood over it every day and said, “What if it doesn’t become an avocado tree? What if it becomes a pine tree or a maple tree? What if it doesn’t bear the fruit I want? What if it doesn’t bear any fruit at all? What if it doesn’t work out the way I want it to and need it to? What if I’m wasting my time?”

Would that impact the tree’s growth and supply?
We know that it would.

From seed to tree, an avocado can take as long as 13 years before you’ll be making any guacamole or avocado toast. I’m absolutely certain that having a tree that provides fruit sooner and with more abundance is something we can influence with our mind. I know it because I’ve seen it – not specifically with avocados (I wish!), but with ALL of the living things in my life.

What if you put your trust and faith in fearful thoughts and, in early days of the avocado tree’s growth, you were to start telling the growing plant that it didn’t have what it took, it would never bear fruit, it was a hot mess and failure was almost certain? Would that plant ever become a tree? Unlikely.

Partly, it’s about faith. It’s also about vision.

We’re always placing our faith and trust in something. In each moment, we’re either placing our trust and faith in Spirit or the ego. WHERE we place our trust and faith determines the outcome, every time. We have the power of decision. We decide where to place our trust and faith. We decide.

It’s planting season and I’m up in Maine at our family’s summer home on Deer Isle, which we now rent our house in order to be able to afford to keep it in our family. I’m here for another week getting the gardens and flower pots ready. I’m enjoying doing the planting and preparation. It’s a lot of work. I’m thrilled to see that the new plants I put in last year and the year before are mostly prospering nicely.

Right now, on this island off the coast of Maine, the vines are just beginning to show some growth, the bushes are barely beginning to leaf as the days get warmer and the threat of frost recedes, but I know that these same plants will become glorious come summer.

I’m fairly new to gardening, rarely having had a home that was mine to garden in. I was always an apartment dweller. Now, each year I plant new things and I’m excited to see what unfolds. I pray throughout the winter for the nature spirits to nurture all the living things in the garden when the weather is so cold, the the winds blow so hard and the snow piles so high.

My Mom was the gardener in our family and when she became ill, there was no one to Love the garden like she did. She passed ten years ago and for the first eight years I didn’t do anything in the garden because my Dad was living here and then he remarried and it wasn’t mine to do. But two years ago My Dad and stepmom moved to Florida, and I took over the gardens and the plantings.

The first year I planted new things late in August. There was a sale at the nursery and I went BERSERK buying beautiful plants at 30% off. There was at least one who thought I was foolish and wasting my money because they would all die in the winter – it was too late to plant. I can see that. There’s a logic to that line of thinking. However, I’m not a logic based person – I’m a vision based person. I live by vision and that’s the way I do most everything.

Spirit has taught me that there is a highest and best in absolutely everything. If I choose, I can align with Spirit and have trust and faith that I’m being led, guided and provided to see, know and feel what is the highest and best in each moment.

I had a vision of these plants growing and flourishing. I had trust and faith that they would fulfill their destiny.

I love flowering things. When I lived in an apartment in Los Angeles I had palm trees and orchids Even though orchids bloom usually for only one to three months, I’ve routinely had orchids that were still flowering beautifully four and even five months later. Why? Because I love them. I tell them how beautiful they are. I let them know how much I appreciate them. I don’t take them for granted. I’m so grateful for their healing presence in my life.

Beauty is healing, it’s nourishing to the soul. Beauty inspires and uplifts. I LOVE being able to share Beauty with others so that we can all feel inspired and uplifted. It’s one of the reasons why I look for beautiful and fun photographs to share on my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso blog each day.

Living by vision is an entirely different way of living then living by logic and reasoning and many people find that it’s not comfortable, and even insane. I find that many times when I feel guided to do something, people will ask me HOW it will ever happen and I don’t know how. That hasn’t been told to me yet. I only know that it WILL happen if I allow the how to be revealed and follow.

Ask
Listen
Follow

That’s the way that works for me.

Ask for the vision.
Listen or receive the vision.
Follow the guidance that comes.

It takes some getting used to. It’s a recalibration of the nervous system to learn to allow the how.

Many ask, but don’t listen.
Many ask and listen, but don’t follow.
I’ve tried it all ways and ask, listen and follow is the way that I grow to know.

The ego personality wants to know what everything is about all the time so it can plan for failure.

Living by vision is the opposite.
There is no possibility of failure.
Failure is a concept of the ego that is completely an illusion.
In Spirit there is no such thing as failure.
Failure does not exist.
Failure is a perception.
Failure is projection.
Trust is a precious investment.
Trust in the ego is an investment in learning through pain.
Trust in Spirit is an investment in learning through Joy.
We choose where to invest our attention and energy.

Because I felt so called to live a life of Love and I felt so far away from it, I had to ask Spirit to show me. There was no other way I could see for me to learn HOW. In that learning, I had to trust Spirit or experience my projections of failure. This is how I learned to listen and follow. I learned to hold the vision. I learned to ALLOW.

I so LOVE what Michael Beckwith said:
“When you believe more in what you don’t see,
than what you do see,
then you will see what you don’t see
and you won’t see what you do see.”

In other words:
When you place your faith in Spirit,
instead of in the world,
then you won’t see the world as you thought it was,
but you will see Spirit’s true reality.

It took me A LOT of practice.
I’m now SO grateful for every falling down I’ve ever had because it showed me how to get up.

Now, I know how to get up in all kinds of situations and circumstances and that’s what I share with others. I’m now SO GRATEFUL for every terrifying and painful moment because I learned something I can share with others and help prevent them from learning as I learned.

I am so grateful to know God more clearly with each passing moment, and I share that with others who are also having miraculous healing on all levels.

Now, working in the garden this past few days, I can see that the things that didn’t do very well that first year are going GANGBUSTERS this second year. Thrilling! Wonderful! Marvelous!

I’ve always loved the quote from Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, (which became the musical Hello Dolly!), he said,
“Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.”

And that’s why I love to share. I also like to encourage older things to start growing again! Whether it’s people or plants. The old tired azalea’s I thought might have to be dug out are reviving! Some fertilizer and some attention is bringing great benefit – as always!

Here’s one of the flower beds from last year!

It’s so exciting to see the Spirit in anything or anyone that’s been held with vision flourish and prosper. That’s what I see happening with the spiritual counselors that I’m training. I’m seeing it unfold everywhere in this Power of Love Ministry. It’s God’s ministry and I serve the vision of it, which is for it to flourish and grow as a teaching ministry, teaching the teachers and teachers of teachers. God has a vision and it is my joy to hold that vision. I’m training others to do it too! Beautiful!

We are our own avocado trees.
We are our own orchids.
Our life IS God’s Garden.
Let’s hold the highest and best for everyone in the garden of Life!
Ask, listen, follow.

There’s a vision of perfection that’s unfolding for each of us.
We are ALL called to express it.
Willingness is all that’s required.
Spirit will provide the rest and the best to us just like it does to the avocado tree.

Trust and faith are always present in our heart and mind.
We choose WHERE to place our trust in faith – in Spirit or in our own perceptions and projections.
We choose to ALLOW the vision to lead us.

We know what happens when we place our trust in thoughts of lack, attack, limitation and separation. Let’s choose a different way. Let’s live a life of vision. Let’s ALLOW it to be revealed.

What I know is that by learning to live by God’s Vision, my whole life has healed and continues to be made new. This is what I hold for YOU!

BTW, I have done MANY episodes about trust and faith on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show and you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.

I made a VIDEO a few years ago about Trust & Faith. You can see one of my orchids in the background!


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Transformation

Friday, May 18th, 2018

I LOVE transformation. I’ve never watched one of those Transformer movies, but I feel like a spiritual transformer. Transformation and alchemy are two of my favorite things.

Right now, I’m up in Maine at my family’s home on Deer Isle to get the gardens ready for summer. My mom was an avid gardener and she made her transition to that great garden beyond in 2008. In 2016, my Dad moved to Florida so I decided to see what I could do to bring the gardens up towards where my mother had them a dozen or so yeas ago. I feel like I’m doing the gardening as part of my mom’s legacy and that feels good to me.

This is my third year of working in the garden. There’s a lot to do, and I feel that I’m part of a beautiful, living transformation fueled by Love. I feel pure Spirit in the resurrection of the plants each year. It’s exciting to see what I planted last summer coming up again this year. I love seeing what I moved last year is happy in it’s new place.

In this world, everything changes. Change is constant. Transformation is always happening and we can resist it or we can grow and bloom where we are.

Transformation is a powerful form of growth. Transformation takes what is and lifts it to a new a level of expression. Sometimes in a relationship with a significant other, a loved one, a co-worker, or a neighbor, it feels as though there’s a battle of wills. One person is trying to win more love, more respect, more attention and the other one is not always willing to give it. Sometimes we want to receive more love, but we’re not willing to give more love. Sometimes we’re not willing to BE the love that we want to experience. In that moment we are ripe for transformation!

Rather than be in a struggle for power of some kind, we can invite Divine support in experiencing transformation. When I’ve been in a struggle and I examine my thoughts, I’ve seen that my thoughts are violent and hostile. This is when I most deeply desire to transform my thinking and my attitudes.

Gandhi said, “A nonviolent revolution is not a program for seizure of power. It is a program of transformation of relationships …”

How do I transform my anger and hostility? How do I transform my relationships? I invite love, the great healer, into my heart, into my mind and I make a holy offering of the habit of trying to work my will. Working in the garden is a great place to be contemplative and allow that healing transformation from upset to right-mindedness.

I’ve learned the benefit that comes when I take a step back from any violent feelings, and know in my heart that peace is what I desire to experience. Peace is what I intend to reveal. Respect is what I am willing to give, and true Love is my heart’s desire. I’m planting seeds of Joy in my garden!

Simply connecting to my high intention transforms me, every time. Each day I move the world in the direction of peace through my desire to be transformed into a more loving, more respectful person. It’s win-win for everyone. I love that. Wilt thou be transformed by the renewing of your mind?

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

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Greater Willingness

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Why does prayer work? This is the important thing for us to understand. Our Spirit already knows why prayer works. Our Spirit already knows. Our Spirit has no question about it, has no confusion about it.

Our Spirit absolutely knows, unequivocally, that “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” as it says in the Text of A Course in Miracles. “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” It is, if you will, the ground. Like soil is the medium that you plant a seed in. “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” It is the soil that the miracle grows in. This is critical to what we study all year in our Masterful Living class.

Spirit already knows the answer to every question that we have. Our Spirit, which is part of the Spirit– part of God— Spirit, our Spirit, THE Spirit, is not bound by time and space. Spirit doesn’t have blocks to awareness of everything in time and space, to every causation of every single thing in this world, from a slight cough to the most complex disease, to poverty. Every single cause and cure is known in the Mind of God. There’s no confusion whatsoever.

But we, in our holding onto the decisions that we’ve made about the past, are holding onto the blocks to Love which prevent us from seeing, knowing, feeling, and hearing clearly what the truth is. The antidote to those blocks, the removal of those blocks, is completely, 100%, dependent upon our willingness to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion.

In order to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion, we must make a new decision. A new decision.

BTW, On my radio show, discussed the A Course in Miracles Rules for Decision. That’s a really helpful part of the ACIM Text for those of us who are intent on healing our minds.

The way our experience works in this human realm is, we make decisions about life, and what we think life means – we give it all the meaning that it has for us.

We make decisions like “I’m not good enough.” We make decisions like “Dogs are not safe.” Or, “People are not safe.” Or, “Women are not safe.” Or, “Men are not safe.” Or, “White people are not safe.” We make all kinds of decisions based on our experience, and then those become the blocks to Love, because they’re not true. They are a projection. They are perception. They are beliefs that are the effects of the decisions we made.

For example, let’s say that someone in our childhood is very unloving to us, and so we form the belief we’re unlovable. I’ve worked with many people, as a Spiritual Counselor, who were cruelly treated as children. Many times, those people come to believe their care givers, are treating them this way because there’s something horribly wrong with them. They think, it must be them. They deserve it.

This is often what happens with children. My mother used to work in childhood services, and she would see things like a child who has been burned with a cigarette, and violently attacked in the home. The children are taken away to child services, and many times all that child wants is to get back to that very same caregiver, that parent, or whoever it is, who was hurting them.

We interpret things incorrectly and then make decisions based on our interpretations. And this places blocks in the mind. Like veils in the mind, that become a distortion of reality. In order to heal this, we can use prayer. Because there’s not one person on this planet– I’m absolutely convinced of this, there’s not one person on this planet that makes a prayer, or offers a prayer request, that does not have a small amount of willingness to have healing.

Why would we write out a prayer request and put it in a prayer box if you had no willingness to receive the healing and the transformation? Why would we ask for prayer, why would we make a prayer, unless we had the tiniest little bit of willingness to receive the answered prayer?

Prayer is POWERFUL! Let’s pray all throughout our day. Let’s pray to let go of all the decisions we’ve made that are predicated upon a false conclusion. We can even pray for greater willingness!

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

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Feelings Are Helpful

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

For most of us, when we get upset, the natural tendency is to do something to make it wrong. I know so many people who were treated meanly as children and told that their feelings were wrong and bad.

Many have told me that when they were children, if they cried and were upset their parents would tell them, “shut up, or I’ll give you something to really cry about.” Not very compassionate.

When people aren’t compassionate, we can have compassion for them. That’s true compassion.

In the meantime, it’s essential to our well-being that we give ourselves the opportunity to feel our feelings and not make them wrong.

People have often said to me things such as, “I know it’s stupid, but when this happens, I feel …”

Feelings aren’t stupid. Feelings are profoundly helpful.

As I was sharing in my radio show yesterday about Grief & Grieving with ACIM, our feeling are the most helpful thing we have to support our awakening from the pain and suffering we’ve been in. It may seem hard to believe, but the feelings indicate an opportunity for healing. We can learn to be grateful that we’ve recognized an opportunity for healing, rather than curse the upset.

We can turn the upset over to Spirit for healing, which is exactly what ACIM tells us to do. And we can remember that fanning the flames of anyone’s upset, including our own, is not kind and will be the cause of a new effect that won’t be much fun.

Over and over again each day we can realize how helpful our feelings are. We can be grateful that we notice how we feel. We can recognize the opportunity to heal. We can call forth a miraculous healing, not of the upset, but of the cause. Let’s heal to the root to have new fruit!

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

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

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

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Mother’s Day Healing

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

We all have many mothers. There’s our birth mother and then there can sometimes be several women who help raise us plus grandmothers and aunties who feel like mothers. I have friends who are very maternal and are almost like a surrogate mother to me.

There’s Mom and then the Divine Mother. Each Mother has a role to play.

Sometimes we get a really great mother and sometimes our mother seems to be lacking. I know for many years I felt that my dear mother felt like a mixed bag to me. It took me a long, long time, to realize how completely perfect she was – for me. For a long time, I was ungrateful, and now I’m wholly grateful.

For a long time I blamed my mother for some of my “problems.” Now, I thank her for my opportunities. I’m so grateful for the teachings of A Course in Miracles which, through truly LIVING them, I’ve been able to transform my life, my perspective and, most importantly, my heart.

When my mother received a terminal illness diagnosis and was told she had a few months to live, I made the heart commitment that we would have a total healing in our relationship before she made her transition. I made it my top priority and I made it my total responsibility.

In self-help programs and in psychological therapy, I was told that I should only take 50% of the responsibility for the quality of my relationships. For me, it was a big shift to go from blaming the other person for ALL of my upset to taking 50% responsibility.

Through my spiritual practice, I came to realize that taking 100% responsibility with 0% blame is the way of healing. I did that with my Mom and I experienced a complete healing and transformation of our relationship before she made her transition.

I’d felt so much hurt, resentment and anger toward my mother, and a lot of it wasn’t even about her at all. It took me SO long to realize that I felt so GUILTY about being mean and unkind to mother, and I was projecting my guilt onto her and blaming her for that too – I didn’t even know it.

I will forever be grateful for the teachings of ACIM which helped me to have faith that the healing would happen. Fortunately, we had all the time we needed. She lived three years after that original diagnosis and about 2.5 years in, I had a total clearing of all the upset from the past. Yes, it was a miraculous and instantaneous experience that was 48 years in the making.

It was my commitment that brought it forth. The healing was so complete and so profound it propelled me to be even more dedicated to my healing, and to sharing with others.

Truly living A Course in Miracles has allowed me to hand over the resentment and regret that tortured me for decades. Making that shift from ungrateful to grateful in my relationship with my mother completely changed my life and my thinking. In a sense, it was the “making” of me.

In the Manual for Teachers, Chapter 4, Development of Trust, it says “It takes great learning to understand that ALL things events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” It’s a giant breakthrough in awareness when one is willing to discover the Truth of that statement.

In my classes I say, Prove God in your life. Prove what’s true about God and you’ll never regret it. When we’re intent on the truth, that which is false easily falls away.

I was so completely dedicated to my opinions and yet I was still able to learn that the truth really does set you free. Are you willing to be free? Or do you in some way still blame others for your circumstances? Do you deny the learning in order to hold onto the judgment and then force yourself to repeat the lessons over and over? I did that so frequently.

If you’d like to give yourself a new relationship with your mother(s), you can. It’s easier than you think, but only if you’re truly willing to be loving – to be able to love without needing to get ANYTHING in return. Love is not a “give to get” experience, it’s your true nature revealed. Give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the heavy lifting – let Spirit undo all the consequences of your “wrong decisions” of the past.

BTW, I have done a couple of episodes about mothers on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show and you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in – there are so many on relationship and forgiveness.

I made this VIDEO a few years ago about my Mother’s Day Makeover and you can click below to watch it now.

 

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

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

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Generosity

Friday, May 4th, 2018

I used to have a skewed idea of generosity. I thought being generous had to do with things material. I thought I was generous if I was a big giver. As I became more in tune with myself through meditation and prayer, and as a result of my practice of nonviolence and compassion, I discovered that I wasn’t always giving from a place of true generosity, but instead from a place of lack within my own self. I was giving to get a sense of self-worth. I was giving to get validation.

When I got still with myself, I found that sometimes I was giving out of my need for reassurance. I had a need to be liked, admired and appreciated. I discovered that my need to be seen or felt was often a motivator for my giving and so I wasn’t really being generous at all.

I sought approval as much as I desired to share my gifts and talents. I thought that through giving I could get people’s good opinion of me. Giving to get is the way of commerce, it’s the way of the world. I started to see that it was my way of living, and often my reason for giving, especially in my relationships.

I feel so grateful to have learned that true generosity comes from the Spirit. It comes from the heart and never the head. It’s the way of the Divine. True generosity is never a calculated expression that has to do with keeping score or getting something in return. Once I learned this, I began to see that when I am generous of my heart and my energy then I’m giving what people really like to receive most.

Even people who feel destitute and seem to need money badly still can appreciate love, patience, recognition and encouragement FAR more than they do money. The destitute can tell us that the heart can die of starvation while the body continues.

“… to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness – these are the gifts which money cannot buy,” says Robert Louis Stevenson. Money cannot buy these gifts because they come through us from the Divine. We are all given to so freely by Spirit. It is my pleasure and joy, my imperative to let Spirit’s gifts flow through my life freely.

My soul yearns to be generous with Divine Love. My heart thrives when I’m giving away God’s love through my ability to be patient and caring. I feel all is well with the world and myself when I’m extending kindness and encouragement generously. It is my pleasure to be appreciative and grateful. I’ve learned that my experience of generosity begins first with loving myself generously.

We represent the overflow of Love in this world. We are God’s gift to each other.
I’d like to be able to always give from the overflow of love that the Infinite Beloved is always pouring through me and to me. My generosity is increased by my setting the intention that everyone who gives to me will have the same energy of love and generosity returned to them magnified and multiplied. I am generous with Divine Love because the Divine is generous with me. In this way I powerfully contribute to a global experience of more peace, more love, more joy. In this way, I live my holy purpose to be truly helpful.

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

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

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I AM Devoted

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Infinite Intelligence doesn’t listen to a word I say. Words are mere symbols representing thoughts. How often do I say one thing and mean another? Spirit can only correspond to my thoughts, feelings and desires. Empty words mean nothing. God knows where the rubber meets the road.

It’s the thoughts, feelings and opinions that I’m devoted to that determine my experience. If I pray to be a place of love and compassion for two minutes in the morning (while in the shower) and then spend the entire day churning over thoughts of resentment and regret, sharing them with everyone I meet along the way, a blind man could see where my devotion lies.

The Divine responds according to the thought I’m devoted to. This is what is meant when we say, “God is no respecter of persons.” There is no God in the sky who says “I know she’s praying for love and compassion, but she cannot help herself in hating those people who have betrayed her.” The Divine Presence doesn’t think, “She intends to be loving, but it’s too hard for her, poor thing. Even though she’s always expecting the worst she deserves much better and I’m going to give it to her now so she’ll finally be happy!”

This world is for the purpose of us experiencing the manifestation of our thought. We get to experience our beliefs and our decisions from the past. And no matter what we manifest, our perfect nature is always unbroken, unhurt and eternally whole. It’s quite a ride!

I must be devoted to being the place through which Spirit delivers the love and compassion if I would like to see it. If I wish to BE abundant and prosperous then I must be devoted to being generous and magnanimous in my thoughts toward others and myself. I must be devoted to praise, understanding and forgiveness. My experience reveals what I’m devoted to. Do I curse the darkness or magnify the light?

True prayer is in my devotion. Only I can demonstrate my devotion. That is my job, my part. The Beloved does all the rest.

I AM devoted to love and compassion and my life demonstrates it. I AM devoted to God and God is devoted to me.

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

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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No Offense

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

I find it deeply comforting that our true self, our Higher Holy Spirit Self, the Mighty I AM Presence of us is completely unhurt-able. I aspire to live in a way that I AM unbotherable, unhurt-able and free. I can feel it coming.

I aspire to be unhurt-able not because I’ve put up some kind of wall or shield to protect me, but because I don’t ever take anything personally. Ponder this: so much of what deeply hurts and offends us is what people say, or don’t say. Our interpretations of other people’s choices are often where the constant stream of hurt comes from. (I’m not talking about the kind of hurt that comes from being hurt or attacked.)

We’re one with each other, all completely united and one, can we actually hurt each other, or are we making it up? Are we hurting ourselves? Or are we simply having experiences and choosing to take things as an offense? These are things for us to consider. Let’s find out what’s really going on.

What I absolutely know is that the safest emotional place in this world is with my heart wide open so that I can embrace everything and keep nothing out.

It’s the hardening of the heart, the blocking and withholding of Love that causes pain, anger, upset, and hurt. It’s trying to avoid hurt that causes the pain.

Feeling hurt is a choice I don’t intend to make anymore.

I’m interested in eliminating choosing to be hurt and offended, because being upset is not a good use of my energy and I don’t enjoy it.

People frequently ask me how to be more self-loving – and not taking offense is a REALLY important step. Being loving to others IS being self-loving. Not taking things personally is being self-loving.

I love myself enough to not take offense. I don’t have time for being upset anymore. It doesn’t feel productive or helpful to me.

Since I’m the one who decides how I will perceive something, I can take everything as an opportunity to extend Love or receive Love. I choose self-compassion, and extending compassion.

To have Love give all Love to All. It’s simple. It’s not easy, but thank God it’s simple!

Doesn’t being open hearted and unhurt-able sound great?
I’m pretty sure that’s our natural state.
After all, we’re light beings.
How do you damage light?
It’s not possible.
Light is forever perfect.

I’m going for it! How about you?

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

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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Allow your Abundance!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

I’m having a girls weekend with my BFF Lisa Natoli and we’re having a blast together.  Of course, we’re talking about God practically non-stop.

Last weekend I was in my kundalini yoga teacher training, which I LOVE, and I had an interesting experience. Part of our training includes going to morning prayer and meditation time, which is called Sadhana. Generally you’re going to start before sunrise, and we were starting at 5:30.  We were had our morning practice at my friend Kimani’s healing center, the Women’s Healing Zone, in Montclair, NJ and then we all went to breakfast nearby and went to get in our cars and go to the Montclair Kundalini yoga studio for the rest of the day’s training.

When we walked back to our cars we found that my car had been towed, another friend’s car was on the tow truck, and another about to be towed because we had all parked the wrong way on a one-way street.

The police office was there and he explained that the rest of the street was two-way, but right where we parked was when the street became one-way. Signage isn’t great, no one else was parked there at 5:15am, so we didn’t know. The office told us he thought we were a bunch of drunks who were at the coffee shop at the corner sobering up. Apparently, a lot of people get a ticket for this kind of thing.

I laughed and smiled and said “well I’m feeling pretty good about this because I just realized I’m 58 years old and I’ve never been towed in my life! This is the first time ever. Not bad!” Also, I felt so elevated because of the hours of spiritual practice with my beloved kundalini crew and our “family” breakfast.

Here were the facts:

  • I would have to pay $250 to get my car back.
  • I have to pay a $60 parking violation ticket
  • I have to go to the police station and get a form from them saying they approved me getting my car back.
  • Then I have to go to the two place and get my car.

I knew all of that, but I also knew that I am always in my right place.  I know that God is my source and me having to pay those fines would not diminish my Abundance because my source is unlimited.
It’s not about how much I have, it’s about how much I will ALLOW.

Think of this:  Water seeks it’s own level.

Abundance is according to our allowance, and it has EVERYTHING to do with forgiveness which is why I teach forgiveness (I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop at no charge today in NYC).

Forgiveness has transformed EVERYTHING in my life.

So, to continue my story, the police officer was listening to us ladies talking about why we parked the wrong way, how we were going to get to our training, who was going to give who a ride and how we could help each other out, and then he said this:

“Here’s how I can help you out.  I haven’t written the tickets yet.  I don’t have to write them, so I won’t.  That will save you all $60 a piece.”

Yay! That was wonderful. To me, the most wonderful thing was that he became a giver and we became receivers and that helped shift some of the energy, because there was a bit of intensity between the tow truck driver and my friend.

My friend was a bit peeved that he wouldn’t take her car off the truck and she was worried that she would be late for work the next day.  And I felt that, deep down, she was feeling guilty because she was the first one who parked the “wrong” way and we might not have parked that way if we hadn’t followed her lead.

I suggested that she let go of judging herself, I wasn’t judging her and I wasn’t upset AT ALL.  I knew that if she could release her self-judgment, the guilt would be gone and her happiness would return.  When we walked to lunch later we were discussing it and I said:

Don’t plan for your unhappiness.

Everybody loved that.  For me, I really had to learn that.  I used to plan for my unhappiness.

The story continues.  The next day we went to the police station, then to the tow place.  It was TORRENTIAL rain, epic rain, and we did it all with a smile even though there were some hiccups and my friend got to work on time.

Then, this weekend I had planned a Girls God Getaway with my BFF Lisa Natoli.  (I LOVE LOVE LOVE this woman!)

Lisa picked a hotel in Milford, Connecticut and she drove down from Maine and I drove up from New Jersey. Lisa booked us a 2 bedroom suite so we could hang on in the living room, make breakfast and be in our bathrobes as much as we wanted. The room was $250 per night. Lisa decided to see if she could use her Marriott points from her credit card and she got us the room for FREE.

We were going to split the cost, so I saved that $250 that I spent on the tow truck. Get it?  The universe gave it right back to me so fast!

Then, Lisa’s gorgeous husband, Bill Free, slipped a card with a $100 bill in it for us to enjoy a nice dinner.  She found the surprise when she opened her suitcase.

Get it?
Worry is rehearsing for a future you don’t want.
Don’t plan for your unhappiness.
ALLOW your Abundance.
Don’t stress figuring out HOW, instead learn to relax and ALLOW.
And let’s allow the errors of the past to be undone.

I did an episode of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on Undoing the Errors and this is the kind of thing that we can learn to do.  Instead of making the errors real, and lamenting them, let’s put our attention on undoing and healing, waking up and remembering.

A Course in Miracles tells us: The first corrective step in undoing the error is to know first that the conflict is an expression of fear. Say to yourself that you must somehow have chosen not to love, or the fear could not have arisen. Then the whole process of correction becomes nothing more than a series of pragmatic steps in the larger process of accepting the Atonement as the remedy. These steps may be summarized in this way:

Know first that this is fear.
Fear arises from lack of love.
The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.
Perfect love is the Atonement.”  T-2.VI.7.

Today, in every area of my life, I can choose to experience healing and this contributes to our collective awakening. In this way, every day, I can contribute to the liberation of all beings from the dream of separation and suffering. In this way, I can make every day a day of Beauty. In this way, I honor all beings.

P.S. You can get all the episodes of my radio show, many have been transcribed, all available here livingacourseinmiracles.com/radio. If you’d like help getting the podcast set up on your smart phone or tablet just let us know by replying to this email. Also, if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, please let me know!

Are you ready to Stop Playing Small? It’s not too late to sign up for my retreat that starts on Thursday, April 26. I’m planning a time of transformation for us!

You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount!  Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs.  If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

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

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

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

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

 

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Love & Accountability

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

One of the things that changed my life was deciding to align with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi and to have a living practice of nonviolence. I began to look at every area of my life to see whether or not I was being loving. If I wasn’t being loving, there was a change that could be made to heal my life.

Practicing in this way I learned to hold myself accountable. I began to get real with myself and monitor how I was feeling in each moment. Being willing to feel my feelings helped me to hold myself accountable.

I became willing to look at everything in my life. Accountability and responsibility go hand in hand. I became willing to take responsibility for everything in my life.

In conflicting situations, personal accountability allows us to take responsibility for how we contribute to other people’s difficulties. It’s not been easy, but I’ve learned that I have no right to try to disturb someone else peace with my judgments and opinions. It took me a LONG time to realize how egotistical it is to think I am right about anything.

I had to carefully watch where my need to be right evolved into having to make someone else be wrong. I started to be very interested when I had a feeling of fear of being hurt that turned into an unkind remark in order to be the first to strike. That form of defensiveness was such a destructive habit I had. Fear always gets in the way of the flow of Love and Prosperity.

I developed a strong intention to hold myself accountable for my every word and for my every action. This is my job, and no one else’s and I’ve learned to do it with Love. And I’ve also learned to apologize and make amends. In this, my self-esteem rose.

Accountability is your power tool. People who truly love themselves hold themselves accountable. Partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self and hold yourself accountable and you will immediately feel how self-loving is this practice. Be willing to be responsible for how you contribute to any conflict you encounter. Look for different choices and loving choices. Be willing to become accountable by making choices that can lead to more peace, more love, and more joy being experienced by EVERYONE around you and share the benefits of your deepening practice of Love with all beings, remembering that you are eternally One with them.

Through this active practice of being loving you will truly begin to understand the Oneness and feel it in every moment. Be willing to move the world in a direction of peace through your daily choices, words and actions. BE the Love that you are looking for.

Are you ready to Stop Playing Small? It’s not too late to sign up for my retreat that starts on Thursday, April 26. I’m planning a time of transformation for us!

You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

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

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

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

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

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