Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

What Forgiveness Isn’t

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Who taught you how to forgive?
What did they teach you?
How did they teach you?

Most of us were taught forgiveness from our family. And many of those who taught us taught us that forgiveness means you’re tired of being upset, and you don’t want to torture yourself anymore, but you’re never going to forget what happened. But that’s not true forgiveness. That’s fantasy forgiveness. And without true forgiveness there’s no way you’ll ever feel free and be able to stop the suffering and move on.

In order to understand what true forgiveness is, it helps to understand what forgiveness is not.

Forgiveness isn’t saying “I forgive” and still holding onto your opinions about what happened the past.

Forgiveness isn’t saying that what happened is okay and you don’t mind that it happened.

Forgiveness isn’t opening yourself to further hurt and betrayal.

Forgiveness isn’t something you can do with your intellect.

Forgiveness isn’t pretending that what happened didn’t hurt, or bother you.

Forgiveness isn’t just keeping calm and carrying on.

And most especially, forgiveness isn’t looking at something devastating and destructive that happened, labeling it bad and horrible and then saying “I forgive.” That’s insanity. It’s false just like the little child who says “I hate you” to his parent, but doesn’t mean it for one second. They’re just upset with what happened, they feel attacked, and their interpretation of what happened (that they were were attacked) justifies their retaliation. That’s the immature, ignorant and painful way of the world.

True forgiveness isn’t labeling something bad and wrong and then saying “I forgive it.” That’s self-delusion.

When you say “I forgive” and it still bothers you, then you know for sure that you are clinging to your interpretation of what occurred. We cling to our opinions and judgment, our labels of things because we made them. Again, this is what children do. They hold onto something so tightly and they project their interpretation onto every subsequent similar experience.

Like a child who goes to pet a strange dog and the dog snears, barks and frightens them. The child then makes the meaning that dogs are scary, they’re not safe, they can’t be trusted, and they can hurt you.

Here’s what true forgiveness is:

It’s letting go of the meaning you made of what happened.
It’s releasing your attachment to your interpretation of what occurred.
It’s saying that your opinions about the people, events, occurrences and everything related to this experience are not valuable to you anymore.

True forgiveness means I’m willing to say that your opinions and judgments about the past aren’t worth having. That’s how I get free – by releasing your attachment to the past.

The only way to stop repeating the same thoughts, upsets and experiences is to let go of my mental and emotional attachment to the underlying beliefs that sustain those thoughts, upsets and experiences.

True forgiveness is my decision to make Love a greater priority than my judgments about the past. It’s letting go of the past. I can’t let go of the meaning I made of the past until I realize that it’s not actually valuable to me.

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’s other know? Thank you!

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Security

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

If you feel insecure, there is a way to feeling more and more secure. Let me tell you how I found it.

I made a resolution to be more loving and I began to look for ways to implement my desire to have a more loving life.

I made a resolution to be more patient and I began to look for ways to implement my desire to have the capacity to be patient and to be unbotherable.

One of the keys to my being able to experience so much personal transformation is that I began to look for opportunities every day to practice. Like a kid who loves to draw is going to look for an opportunity to get in some drawing a few times a day.

I began to feel grateful that I could practice patience, loving kindness, and generosity of Spirit. It felt like a relief to me that I was FINALLY shifting my vibration. I began to feel excited that I could experience this new and higher frequency of energy because small shifts in my thinking.

I was so happy that I could look for more and more ways to apply this new way of looking at the world. My new way of being was agreeing with me and I liked that. I began to feel powerful not because I was intimidating people, but because I was aligning with my true nature.

I saw that being kind to others was being loving to myself. I started to have an authentic experience of oneness. I loved it! It was such a RELIEF to be loving.

I encourage you to become so excited about having the power to change your life that you start looking for all the little ways that you can be loving, kind, patient, and generous. Each one brings a greater and greater sense of security.

If you feel insecure, being loving is the cure. Try it and see! Give it your very best and go for it!

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!

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

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Your Life Purpose

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Many times people ask me to help them uncover their life purpose. I get it. People don’t feel successful in their life until they tap into living their life purpose. What I’ve realized is that our life purpose really isn’t about DOING anything. Only the ego wants to do lots of things in order to get recognition. The Spirit, our Higher Holy Spirit Self knows that the whole reason for our existence is to express and reveal ourselves as Love.

Once you know your life purpose, life gets a whole lot better – if you’re willing to actually fulfill it. Here’s what I know about discovering your life purpose:

Being loving is your purpose in this world.
It’s my purpose too.
It’s everyone’s life purpose!

Releasing the blocks to Love and healing the patterns of negative beliefs is our purpose and being loving is the way we do that.

It’s so simple many people aren’t satisfied with it because their ego can’t accept it. It doesn’t seem special enough. After all, anyone can do it.

We don’t need special equipment.
We don’t need anyone’s permission.
We don’t need special training.
Everything we need to fulfill our purpose is already pre-installed.

When I began to accept my purpose for living as forgiving and being loving then I began to tap into my highest potential and things really began to change. I AM so grateful I could see and accept my life purpose.

When you decide to really succeed at living your life purpose of being loving then everything else will fall into place and you’ll find that each day offers remarkable fulfillment. When we choose to BE the Light and live the light, then we cannot fail. The Light never fails, because it doesn’t know how. Failure is a false concept.

We’re all blessed, SO blessed, and when we’re being loving we know it.

You can live your life purpose!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Self-Love Liberates

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

I have a niece and three nephews, plus a goddaughter and other children in my life. Some of them aren’t children anymore. Loving them as they’re growing up, from infancy to adulthood, I’m aware of how completely I Love and accept them, although sometimes I don’t understand or don’t like their choices, the Love I feel is constant and unconditional.

As I observed these beautiful beings coming into my life and “falling in Love” with them, I realized that I was not so loving with myself. Where I wouldn’t judge them at all, I would be very hard on myself for the same behaviors. Having this realization really helped me.

In large part because of my Love for these children, I realized how incredibly hard on myself I was. I made a decision. I decided to do things differently.

I started to treat myself the way I would treat the precious children in my life. I began to practice Self-compassion in a big, big way. It was truy healing and life-changing for me.

One of the techniques that really helped me was to imagine my nephew Alex when he was 3 years old. He was such a cuddly sweet little muffin of a boy. He has a huge heart and so wide-open to life. He was incredibly easy to share Love with and he was very affectionate.

When I would feel upset with myself, I’d think of Alex. Precious boy. And I knew I would never, EVER in a million years yell at that sweet boy or say one unkind word to him. So, I decided to extend to myself the same kindness and compassion.

Again, it’s the decision that’s so important.
We are deciders.
Deciding is how we change our life.

Back in December, 2017, I did two radio show episodes on the topic of the Holy Spirit’s Rules for Decision and you can click to download or listen to that episode here.

Be willing to pause when you’re in a self-attack and think of someone you dearly Love. Someone who is so completely precious to you. Consider if you’d speak to them the way you’re speaking to yourself.

See if you can begin your self-talk with words like: Darling, sweetheart, precious one.

I would remind myself that I am the Beloved of the THE Beloved and my thoughts are powerful and precious. This one thought was very helpful to me in remembering to have compassion for myself.

Children learn best when they feel safe and loved, not when there’s a threat of punishment. The same is true of adults and ourselves. Love is our healer. Compassion is Love. Love is what we are.

The way to get in touch with our true identity is to value ourselves. It’s not that complicated.

The more loving we are, the more we can tell that the false belief feels false and the more we can notice that the Love feels real. Our willingness greatly improves our ability to recognize the true from the false. If we’re not willing to know the truth, we’ll just keep swimming in the false, until we feel like we’re drowning.

Self-compassion is a practice we can learn until we no longer feel attracted to punishment. The more we practice compassion with others, the easier it is to practice compassion with ourselves and vice versa.

Today’s a good day to practice!

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

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

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

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

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

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Always

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

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

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

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

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

And on, and on, and on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Seeing the Healing Opportunities

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

As I write this, I’m having breakfast in Warsaw, Poland. My first day here. I’m traveling with my beautiful teacher, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo who is such an inspiration to me. I am with her so that I can participate in her teachings here and also to be able to meet my prayer partners in this area. This is such a blessing.

Across this sweet dining room at the small hotel I’m staying at, others are having breakfast and I notice some things. One woman is eating, sitting at the edge of her seat, as though she cannot possibly relax and enjoy her meal. Another spoke to me across the room to share his complaints about having to go to the American Embassy to renew his passport and saying this would be an unpleasant start of his day.

Anticipating unpleasantness is a habit I used to have. It’s the mindset of someone who frequently feels life is against them.

I understand it. I used to feel that life was a bit like a continuous siege that I had to be prepared for all of the time. Now, I am more interested in anticipating miracles, magnificence and manifesting marvelous opportunities to be truly helpful, to give and receive Love.

When I first landed in Germany, the instructions I had were clear about finding the train station at the Dusseldorf airport and taking a train to my destination. In the airport, it was not so clear. The signs for trains led me to the wrong train. There was no information booth, no one to ask. After an hour of dragging my bags around, I finally figured it out. What’s wonderful is that I didn’t let it bother me much, even though I missed my train and had to take a much longer journey on a slower train. It all worked out just fine.

The reason I feel okay about things as they are is because I don’t know what anything is for. I only know that EVERYTHING works together for my good, and that there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego which holds no sway over me. Get thee behind me, ego!

Yesterday, I had an 11 hour train journey. I shared the last 6 hours with 2 men who were in my 1st class compartment with me. As we arrived in Warsaw they helped me with my bags. A wonderful blessing! However, I didn’t realize that that there were two stops in Warsaw, so I got off with them at the wrong stop.

Just as the doors were closing so the train could leave for the next stop, I realized that I was at the wrong stop. Thank you, Angels! I saw a conductor and even though I was speaking English and he was far down the track, my pantomime indicated my error and he helped me get the door open, my bags back on the train to go to the next stop, which was mine.

At the Warsaw station, I was concerned about navigating it all to find the driver who was to meet me across the street from the station. It would be after 11pm. I wished that there would be someone to help me, but train stations don’t have porters anymore, even the really big ones in major cities. Those ways are gone now that everyone has roller bags. (BTW, I prefer to hire someone to transport my bags. For a small fee, I can help someone have a job and make my life easier. I also like to pay a bit more for gas in order to give a job to someone to pump it for me.)

I was just realizing that the lift was broken at the Warsaw train station when 3 people came up to me and asked me if I was Jennifer Hadley! Friends of friends had found me and were there to help me and drive me to my hotel. The driver had been cancelled so these friends of my teacher could help me. (Venerable travelled by car as she was making a stop along the way.)

My wish to have help with my bags, and to connect with my teacher’s Polish friends and students was realized without me having to do anything. This is how God works!

I knew I would have a wonderful hotel and I do! I arrived at midnight and the room was wonderful. After the desk manger left and went to bed, I realized there was no bathtub, and I really wished for a bath. This morning I asked to change rooms, and it was no problem at all. I have a WONDERFUL bathtub now! Woo hoo!

I wished for a great cup of coffee after not having had a really good cup since I last made one for myself. Here at the hotel, they roast their own! Fantastic! Espresso! Yes-O!

I feel so very blessed.

Part of WHY and HOW I feel so blessed is this:

I’ve learned to put it out to the Universe, to Spirit, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, what I would like. I used to ask the wrong questions. Instead of asking for what I would like, and releasing all attachment, I would hold onto what I thought was missing, lacking and wrong. It made my life an series of disappointments.

I encourage you to look at where you might be asking a non-helpful question and how you can change it.

Instead of asking “why is it so hard for me?” We can ask “how can I get in the flow of Love and share with everyone?”

I made this video a couple of years ago about my experience of learning to approach life differently. I hope it’s meaningful for you. If you like it will you please leave a comment at youtube? Thank you!!

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

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

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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Decide

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

When I look back at the major decisions in my life, I can see the most life-changing ones had nothing to do with the circumstances of my life. Around the age of twenty-six, I began to meditate. Even though I was getting up at 5:30am, or something like that, and falling asleep during my meditation, my intention was carrying me to a higher place of awareness. Intention, when we truly hold it and energize it, is so powerful.

I remember making the decision that I was going to work towards being an enlightened being. When I made that decision I felt at least a hundred lifetimes away from that possibility. Now, I am choosing to experience it in this lifetime. I hold that it is happening for me now. That’s a big change in not so many years.

Part of what made that big change possible is my decision to make becoming a compassionate person a top priority for me. At the time, I mostly felt angry. Life was a series of disappointments to me. I didn’t feel I could trust people. I had a deep sense of self-hatred that I hadn’t even recognized yet. I didn’t know it then, but the self-hatred came from always feeling that I was failing at what I should be accomplishing.

I felt that I should be able to be more successful in the world. Yet no amount of success in the world appeased that hunger. I hated that I couldn’t get over the hump and feel worthy. I also hated that I was angry and hostile so much of the time. The only rest was to tune out and that didn’t feel restorative.

My decision to focus on becoming compassion was to alleviate feeling angry and hostile so much of the time. And you know what? It REALLY helped me. I began to vibrate at a higher level and things began to get easier. I began to experience a spiraling up in my vibration and my thoughts became less hostile. I began to experience some real relief.

The power of decision is one that I share about frequently because it has been so life-changing for me. The helpless and hopeless person isn’t willing to stick to their decisions. Their intentions are meaningless and that’s where the hopelessness comes from.

I encourage you to make a decision today about how you’d like to BE and how you’d like to FEEL in your life, and then stick to it.

It takes courage.
It takes heart.
And it makes all the difference in the world to you
– and to everyone your life touches.
Be the Love of your life.
Be the change.
Be it.

You are the decider.

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

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

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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Does God Hear Us?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

So much of our human history has led us away from our relationship with the knower who knows, that inner guide that is our connection to Spirit and all life. Our prayers seem to fall on deaf ears. It seems as though God isn’t listening.

In a certain way, it makes sense that God wouldn’t be listening to us. After all, how often do we refuse to listen to God? It’s a mutual experience. And that’s how it feels some of the time.

I’ve believed that it made sense to me that God was ignoring me, punishing me, for ignoring Spirit. I’ve felt that I was getting what I deserved for being so unloving and so unkind. I’ve also felt punished for not properly sharing my gifts and talents.

I can see now that God doesn’t know anything about our begging and beseeching prayers. If we are begging to receive something in this world because we feel that IT will be our answered prayer, then we’re not perceiving correctly. We’re operating in the false construct, the matrix-mind that tells us we’ll be happy when things in the world are different.

When our message to God is, “give me what I want and need to be happy.” We’re not communicating anything of value. We’re actually broadcasting a false message of lack and limitation. In truth, in God’s reality, it makes no sense because we’ve been given the fullness of the kingdom and we’re not looking where it can be found, within. It’s our free-will choice to look where it can’t be found.

If we’re willing to cultivate the eyes that see and the ears that hear, we’ll recognize our happiness only comes from listening to Spirit, loving Spirit and sharing the Love that we inherently are. That’s the cause of happiness. Having no false God’s of things in this world.

We’re meant to enjoy the things of this world. I’m enjoying the tea I drink while I write this and the way the sun is rising in the sky and pouring into my simple little room in this yoga ashram in Germany. I’ve fully enjoyed the olives and cheeses that were my breakfast. I’m loving the birds singing outside the window.

Life is for loving and enjoying, and that cannot happen when we’re worshipping the false idols of the perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect number in the bank account. Love is already perfect, and that is what we are. We’re already perfect. What has to change for it to be revealed is our willingness to listen to Spirit so we can clearly be in communication.

I’ll share more about this and what A Course in Miracles has to say on my radio show today!

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Does God Hear Us?

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

We’re 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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Priming the Pump of Prosperity

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

As you probably know, the reason we have colored eggs at Easter is because the early Christians co-opted the pagan spring rituals and turned them into Easter symbols. Eggs are obviously a sign of fertility and that’s what spring is about. Fertility and prosperity go together.

While it’s not spring everywhere now, it is here in Germany where I am, and back in the United States where I spend the majority of my time. It’s a time of birds returning, nests being built and gardens getting ready to plant (in between snow storms?)

I love the cycles of life and I find it helpful to tune into them and go with the flow. Let’s plant the seeds of our prosperity! The best way I know to do that is to prepare the soil of our mind and make room for our prosperity to flow. How can the prosperity flow into a crowded space? It’s not possible.

Is your attention on being receptive to the good, or is it crowded with resentments and regrets? No matter how much people hear that forgiveness is going to help them open to prosperity, they still resist doing it. I get it. I resisted too.

Finally I decided, I am willing to have an easier life.
In fact, I’m willing to do what it takes to make life a WHOLE LOT easier.

That was my choice, and I don’t ever regret it.
I don’t regret that I invested a couple of years letting all the resentments and regrets go. I put my heart into it and it paid off abundantly. My entire life is 100,000 better than it was – and that’s just me trying to quantify that which is not quantifiable. Forgiveness works.

Here’s why forgiveness increases prosperity:

We share the same mind.
We all share that one mind.
Everyone on this earth knows, intuitively, whether or not you are:

open
receptive
willing
feeling self-worthy
feeling capable
available for good
tuned in
loving
helpful
compassionate
patient
kind
caring
generous
etc.

There are no private thoughts, no real secrets.
We all feel it all.
We cannot hide anything, not really.

Therefore, people who are truly prosperous, abundant, happy, harmonious and available for the flow of Love will be attracted to like-minded people. They will generally not even notice the grudge holders, the ones who are clinging to resentments and regrets, guilt, blame and shame.

Forgiveness is the ONLY way to clear out that trash in our heart and mind.
There is no other way.
Prosperity is available now, we don’t have to wait.

In the meantime, like continues to attract like.

Those who are withholding and keeping score attract like-minded people. I know I did. For sure. I changed my mind and the whole world around me changed and the way the world related to me changed when I changed how I related to the world.

If you know you’ve been avoiding doing forgiveness work, just know, that’s what the issue is. It’s not out side you. It’s right where you are.

If you’d like help with forgiveness, I have my free forgiveness workshop you can get it right now. So many have written to tell me it helped them to break free of the past.

You can click here now to get my How to Get Over It forgiveness workshop, it’s my gift. Please pay it forward and share it with your friends. In fact, I highly recommend you do the workshop with a friend or loved one and make a fun time of it!

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

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

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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Leaving the crucifixion behind!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

I feel so blessed this Easter morning. I’m in Germany and I’ve just come from a wonderful sunrise fire ceremony and making prayers with community. How wonderful!

I’m here with my teacher, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo who is Native American, a Cherokee Chief. In our Cherokee heritage (my great, great, great grandmother was Cherokee), we take the full moon time (moon went full yesterday) as a time of releasing as well as a time of harvesting. It’s a blessing to have the full moon coincide with this Easter celebration of resurrection.

I am releasing all vestiges of the crucifixion. I am focused on resurrection. The resurrection of my awareness of my true identity is my focus and my intent. I’m committed to releasing the habits of learning through experience and I dedicate myself to remembering instead. Experience is wonderful, and I’m more clear than ever that we can remember the truth rather than try to understand it through experiential learning which takes time.

Through my practice of prayer, in the way ACIM teaches, I learned that what Earnest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind said is true: “the only time it takes to have a healing is the time that it takes to have a realization.” Our realization of our own wholeness, beauty and perfection is at hand. The time is now. It’s our belief that healing takes time that we must surrender. It’s a false construct that no longer serves us.

We are in the time of transfiguration and resurrection.
We can have a realization of wholeness now.

Because we have believed healing takes time, it seemed to be so.
It’s not true. It’s a false concept. Time is nothing and it has no power.

There is one power: Love.
Love is our healer because Love is what we are.
When we remember to Love we are healed of false perceptions.

Love IS a realization of the truth.
The truth is a revelation of Love.

I’ve experienced instantaneous and miraculous healing through the power of realization many times. (I did my ACIM radio show about this last month.) I have prayed many thousands of times to know the truth and to remember that I AM already free.

I am already as holy as holy can be.
I cannot become any more holy.
My work is to remember this is true and stop forgetting.

As the sun was rising here in Germany this morning, I was contemplating the resurrection and it’s so clear to me that it comes through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the way in. Forgiveness is the clear path to our remembering our true identity and our eternal perfection. Forgiveness saved me from my false self.

My favorite lesson in A Course in Miracles is Lesson 68, Love Holds No Grievances. I have surely proven it’s powerful teaching that, “It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.”

The resurrection requires forgiveness. Forgiveness is so much easier than the ego has made it out to be. Forgiveness is letting go of our interpretations of things.

ACIM says, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” T16:IV:6 We’re already there. We already have the golden ticket!

Our journey has been one of forgetting and remembering. That’s all. We forgot our true identity, our Wholeness, our Beauty and our Perfection. The way to remember it is to seek the kingdom first. The kingdom is within. It’s in our own heart. It’s already there.

ACIM tells us that our heart is the altar of God and that the barriers to Love are the false idols we have upon the altar. We must be willing to release our attachment to the false idols by letting go and giving them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. That’s all. That’s it.

And then, we’re sure to have everything added unto us. The full realization of our true identity will be revealed. It’s only hiding behind the crowd of false idols upon the altar of our heart.

The false idols are the grievances we hold. False idols are our attachments to what we think will make us happy. In Lesson 24, ACIM tells us, “In no situation that arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy.” He’s unequivocal. There’s NO situation in which we know how to choose what will actually make us happy. In Lesson 25, he tells us this is because we “do not know what anything is for.”

Consider how emphatic he is. When we’re holding onto grievances, we don’t know what anything in our life is for, and we don’t have a single clue as to what would make us happy. That’s clear. That’s not hard to understand, unless we’re willing to sacrifice our happiness in order to hold onto our grievances. And for a long, long time, I was willing to make that sacrifice, but not anymore.

I finally realized that there’s no way I can let go of the pain of the past as long as I keep interpreting it the same way. I have to let go of the meaning I’ve made of things in order to stop blocking my happiness. It’s a decision I must make. No one else can do it for me.

Over the course of the last 13 years or so I’ve finally come to realize that I’d rather be happy. I’ve come to discover that I actually can be happy almost all of the time. I can be peaceful. Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have believed it was ever possible. Now I am living this way. It’s a miracle.

I am choosing the resurrection every day.
I’m letting go of the crucifixion every day.

And I’m dedicating my life to supporting those who are interested in this too. I feel so blessed for the community we’re creating. Around me I see people cultivating a great willingness. I see many who are challenged and I see many who are rising above the challenges. We are doing it and we’re doing it together.

Over and over again I see the people around me letting go of their grievances and handing them to Spirit to heal. I see them moving into a greater and greater willingness and I see their bodies healing, their relationships healing, their finances healing, their self-esteem healing. Everything in their lives is healing.

These people are healing so much faster than I did.
Because have so much more willingness than I did.
And each one’s willingness inspires another.

I’ve come to witness that when we can cultivate our willingness to be more present than not, we’re on our way to faster healing. It gets a WHOLE lot easier.

There’s a tipping point. When we’re 51% willing we still have a lot of resistance, but, in fact, we are MORE willing than not. And that’s a key to our success. Even being willing to be willing to be willing is some amount of willingness. Even that, is a victory.

Today, I feel victorious because I’m more willing than ever before.
Today, I feel the resurrection is happening and the crucifixion is fading from my mind.

I put myself and everyone else in my life upon the cross, and now we’re moving on. I’m done with that FOREVER.

Forgiveness is the way to remembering our true identity, to having everything else being added onto us, to healing our bodies, our finances, our relationships and everything else.

There is no other way, but through the door of forgiveness.
Everything else is bandages.
Everything else is managing and coping.
That’s not acceptable anymore.

If you’d like help with forgiveness, I have two offerings primary offerings to support you that are my gift. My forgiveness workshop, and my daily prayers.

You can click here now to get my How to Get Over It forgiveness workshop, it’s my gift. Please do share it with your friends.

I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in God and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are leaving the crucifixion behind and choosing our resurrection! Hallelujah!

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

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

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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Levels

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

In order to facilitate our own spiritual growth with ease and grace it helps to be aware, really aware, of when we’re resisting moving to the next level of our growth, and then having intention about making that shift.

What are we actually resisting? In my exploration the only thing that’s real is Love, and that’s the only thing to resist. Knowing that is helpful to me because I can make a more conscious and loving choice. That helps break down the resistance, and I can do that all day long by looking for the more loving choices.

It also helps greatly to be aware of what we might be reluctant to step into. In my classes we look at what we must become in order to have the next level of expansion.

In order to have the next level of growth and expansion in your career, what must you become? Perhaps you’re being called to become more organized, or more patient, or more kind.

In your relationships, what does the next level of growth require? Perhaps it requires you to have a greater capacity for intimacy, which means you have to drop the sarcasm and the defensiveness. Perhaps it means that you have to be willing to say how you really feel without blaming anyone for your feelings.

It does feel like there are levels of growth. The more I shed what is false, the more actively those level distinctions are blurring and it feels that I’m becoming more my TRUE Self.

I can remember very well moving through a particular shift where I really was giving up the blaming and resentment, the grudge holding and practicing forgiveness full on. I began to feel markedly more free, and more like my true Self. I was so surprised to find out I really like being my true Self because I’m not what I thought I was.

I used to believe that I was fundamentally bad and wrong, to the core. When I became fully committed to forgiveness, that false view of myself fell away. It was such a relief to let it go. I felt so much lighter on my new “level” of awareness.

What is it that you feel you must become in order to embody the next level of growth you most desire in your life?

The way to get to where we’d like to go is to give the Spirit the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW, instead we declare our spiritual aspiration and intention and we ALLOW ourselves to be guided by Spirit as to the choices that we must make to have the transformation we’re calling forth.

There’s so much we can do to help ourselves and ease our way. We can learn these things. It’s part of the process of remembering to Love ourselves and care deeply for ourselves. We’re so worth it. When we Love ourselves, we’re loving everyone. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

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

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

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

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

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

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POV

Friday, March 30th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Easier

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Attuning to My Prosperous Nature

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I used to believe that it’s better to give than to receive. Now, I know that’s crazy ego thinking. Being in tune with the infinite REQUIRES us to be good receivers.

Giving and receiving are really the same. A Course in Miracles says, “To have, give all to all.” Giving isn’t better than receiving it’s part of the same circle.

To be a good receiver, receive. Be receptive. Be receptive to the answered prayer. Believe it or not, this is critical step that many spiritual students neglect because they mistakenly believe it’s better to give than to receive.

The only place there is to receive from is infinite Spirit.
If we’re not receiving from Spirit then we won’t have much to share.
Everything worth having comes from Spirit.
Whether it comes from a person in the world, from the earth or as a thought.

One source.
One supply.

People who withhold Love and kindness often struggle with prosperity, even though it may seem as if they’re abundant. There are many aspects to being prosperous. It’s a good night’s sleep, healthy digestion and elimination. Having a bounce in your step and an easy smile. People can have lots of money and have none of those things.

There’s only one. We’re all connected. If we withhold from One we withhold from all, because all IS one. If we have kindness for some, but not for all, we will feel the effect. Our withholding takes us out of the flow of Love. The flow of Love IS the flow of Prosperity. Love and Prosperity are not separable. They are one.

If we close our heart to Love we close your life to Prosperity and Abundance. We may have wealth, but it won’t be enough and it won’t satisfy. That’s just how life is.

True Abundance and Prosperity comes from knowing our connection in Spirit, with Spirit.

If we seek to punish people with unkindness we will feel the lack and limitation being reflected back to us. What goes around, comes around, and it usually comes with increased energy. Especially now, in this time of instant karma. One way to tell if it’s karma: if it bothers you, it’s life showing us where we have some work to clear our heart. Let’s get to it!! No more delays!! We’ve played small long enough.

I like to look for ways to be more generous with my patience, kindness, and respect and in doing so I discover a greater flow of Prosperity comes with the opening of my heart!

Let’s all be PERFECT givers and receivers of Love. That’s true Prosperity, and it’s ours for the allowing. Now is our time to shine and share! Yes!

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

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

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

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

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

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Healing Anxiety with ACIM

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

A Course in Miracles is a clear road map for undoing all that ails us, and most especially for releasing depression and anxiety – this I absolutely KNOW!

My beautiful friend Corinne Zupko has written a very helpful book ALL about healing anxiety, and trust me, she KNOWS about it, and she’s a dedicated ACIM student. That’s why I’m having her as a guest on my radio show today!

And, I’ve also invited her to teach a two-part class on the topic of Healing Anxiety with ACIM so we can all learn from her!

So much healing is possible, and sometimes, when we’ve struggled for many years, we start to believe that miraculous healing is for others, but not for us, and I’m hear to say THAT’S NOT TRUE. We are entitled to miracles!

I’m so glad that we’re discovering the clear path of our healing and we’re allowing ourselves to experience it. That’s what is so great about practicing ACIM together.

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Corinne Zupko – From Anxiety to Love

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!

And for more details about Corinne’s class on Healing Anxiety with ACIM you can click to learn more.

It’s time for us to live a life of Freedom and Joy and together, we’re getting there!

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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Emotional Intensity

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Haven’t we all learned that when we’re looking to change our ways and get out of the patterns that are so sticky, addictive, compulsive and intense that going cold turkey can be really challenging. The challenge is that we’re faced with our “stuff.” When we’re looking to really shift and clear the pattern it can be so helpful to take a break from feeding the pattern – and that will mean that your emotional attachments to the pattern will come up in your face – and that’s not easy.

When we avoid making changes its because we don’t want to deal with the emotional intensity that change sometimes brings. We’d rather play small than face the challenge. It happens to us all and in various areas of our lives.

What can be helpful is to realize that we have an inner strength that is FAR beyond our knowing – and many have rarely tapped into it. It’s ours for the asking. It comes from our Higher Holy Self and to access it we must put the Higher Self in charge. It’s a lot of surrender to the highest wisdom within us. The wisdom is not outside, it is our true nature.

Here’s a great way to access that power: I AM statements.

I AM is the name of our Higher Holy Self – We share the same Higher Holy Self with everyone – including all the great Ascended Masters. (Jesus, Buddha, Quan Yin, etc.) I AM statements invoke the higher wisdom of the Holy Self to activate and take over – Miracles come from this practice. Try it and see! Some simple I AM statements I use all the time with great effectiveness are:

I AM willing to have a healing now.
I AM is the only intelligence acting in my mind and body.
I AM the purity of Love.

We often think that the body is addicted to things – addicted to sugar, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, etc. The body isn’t really addicted, it’s the mind. So we heal the addiction in the mind – and the fastest way I know to do it is to give the healing to the Higher Holy Self.

My I AM Presence is healing, resolving and dissolving all attachments, cravings, addictive and compulsive tendencies back to the root cause so that I never experience them again. I AM willing to have a healing now. I AM grateful for my healing now.

The slippery slope is when we say, “I’m just going to have a cookie” and then a bit later we say “well, that didn’t cause a problem, so I’m going to have a few more cookies.” And then later we say, “well, I already blew it today, so I might as well have some cake and ice cream, and then start again tomorrow.”

Of course there’s nothing wrong with having a cookie because it’s not about the cookie. It’s about how quickly we give ourselves permission to venture into self-sabotage and that place of “I already blew it, so I might as well blow myself up entirely!” That’s where Self-Love comes in. When we truly Love ourselves, we’re able to make decisions that are loving and supportive.

Loving ourselves is the way to transform all suffering. For real.

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

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

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

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

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Love Without Conditions

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

The greatest gift we can offer to anyone is to simply love them without conditions. I remember once a friend of mine said, “I love my brother unconditionally, but if he doesn’t stop … (whatever it was), I don’t want to have anything to do with him.” I get it. Sometimes we drive each other crazy.

That said, what I know is that when we can actively Love folks we can truly have a healing. It’s easy to get annoyed and frustrated with people. For many, it’s much more challenging to have patience and be kind. And yet, now that I’m living from my heart, it’s so much easier for me to be kind and caring. I feel better when I can extend patience and compassion. Why? Because it puts me in the flow of Love.

We all know that complaining and criticizing, judging and attacking takes OUT of the flow of Love, but we can actually get back into the flow of Love really fast, but …

… we do have to choose it.

We have to be willing to choose it. Being willing to choose Love is what we’re built for. That’s why it feels so darn good!

When we start complaining we’re getting on the pain train – and that only has one destination – Margaritaville! (Or some other version of self-medication.) The pain train ride never ends up at a new destination, so why take that ride again?

There’s so much of life to enjoy, and the bulk of it is in our relationships with each other, with life and with nature. The more we contract, and diminish the flow of Love, the less life there is in our life.

I’ve known many a person that has seemed to shrivel up into themselves because they feel it’s just too hard to keep their heart open.

Let’s face it: We aren’t keeping our heart open if we’re judging and complaining. Let’s stop telling ourselves that we tried our best, when we really didn’t.

Spirit can heal anything and everything because in the infinite mind of God, as it says in A Course in Miracles, nothing real can be threatened.

We learn to dissolve fear when we let our judgments go and learn to truly Love without conditions. It’s much easier than trying to Love with conditions, which is impossible, by the way.

We can call upon Spirit to heal whatever needs to be healed and get out of the way. Love is the only healer that truly heals back to the root cause so we never experience it again. Let’s put the pedal to the metal and go for it! We let Love lead us!

Love without conditions IS Freedom! Who doesn’t wish to have more Freedom?

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

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

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

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

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Decide for Love

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

So many people have told me that they believed that there was darkness in them. Many have feared what that darkness could do and felt great regret over what they believe their “dark side” had done.

If you believe darkness is REAL it will seem real to you.
If you believe the darkness has POWER you will fear it.
If you believe the darkness is IN you, you will fear yourself and feel unworthy of good.

If I could have everyone believe just one thing it would be that darkness is not real, it has no power, and it is not in anyone.

The appearance of darkness having power only comes from our belief in it. When we withdraw our belief in it the illusion of power in darkness fades.

All of the great avatars and teachers have come to teach one thing – forgive and free yourself from the illusion of darkness. Forgive and you will see that you and everyone are pure light.

If each person could simply forgive themselves we would experience heaven on earth.

That self-forgiveness is ALL that it takes.

Forgiveness IS the release of the judgment. It is the release of the meaning you made of things The meaning we make of things, our interpretation, our perception, our belief, is always false. (Right now you can use my free How to Get Over It workshop – go for it!)

Choosing to believe the meaning we’ve made of things is an invitation to the darkness.

Invite a belief in darkness and you enter into a world of fear.
Release all judgment and step into the light that you already are.
Step into the light of your own being and you will see that ALL are perfect light.

The Light of God never fails.
As the sun is always shining on a rainy day or in the darkest night, when we shift our perspective we can see that the light is constant.

When we choose to believe in darkness we are choosing to believe the clouds have more power than the sun.

Have you ever turned on the light in a dark room and felt that the darkness could prevent the light from turning on? No. You haven’t, because that is impossible.

Put your faith, your belief, and your trust in the Light of God that already is your true nature.

If you’re not willing to see it in everyone, you can’t see it in yourself and will always doubt your light. The shadow a judgment casts is long, but it is not the truth – it is a thought. It has only the power that you give it by believing in it.

When you release the judgments, the wisdom of choosing Love reveals itself and lifts you above the fear and doubt. You can only know this to be true by practicing it.

Every day people ask me how to release fear. Give up your judgments and you will be free of fear. Your attack thoughts are the cause of fear, and nothing else can put terror in your heart – only your willingness to value attack. Give up your judgments to save yourself.

You must willingly choose to give up protecting the small selfish self of the ego personality in order to gain the knowledge of your true Higher Holy Spirit Self. There is no other way.

How you live,
what your life looks like,
how it feels to be you,
tells you what you value,
if you are not in Love with yourself and your life,
choose again.
You are always free to choose again.
Build momentum
and the power of Love in you
will transform your life.

This is Grace.
It is ALWAYS there for you when you will choose it.
Even if you’ve made your bed in hell.
Even if you don’t believe.
Your little willingness to choose Love is turning point.
Your willingness to be consistent builds momentum.

You are the decider.

Begin to notice when you have a desire to feel upset and you feed it.

You are the decider.

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

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

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

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

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

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Living A Love Story

Monday, March 19th, 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. That’s what I call, being in the flow of Love.

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 share a gift of Love and have ZERO attachments, and to feel that gift is fully accepted in the way it was intended. When someone is open to receiving the Love we share – that’s the best! 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!

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

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

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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Healing with Self-Love

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

I haven’t read the book, A Wrinkle in Time, but I took my niece and nephew to see it last night. I love one of the major themes in it. Other people teach us how to love and accept ourselves. It’s a beautiful thing.

In the movie, it’s clear that the root causes of fear and violence are a lack of Self-Love. Many people have told me that they don’t know how to begin to love themselves. I get it! One of the major issues is that many of us have been raised by people who didn’t model it.

When we don’t have clear examples of Self-Love then we don’t know what it is. Self-Love IS recognizing that we don’t love people because they have no issues. We don’t love people when the conditions are right. That’s not what Love is. Love, as Shakespeare said so beautifully, “Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds, … it looks on tempests and is never shaken.”

This means that someone can behave unkindly, foolishly, thoughtlessly, and still they are quite lovable. We all fall down every day. I know I do. And the way I get back up from the fall is through my spiritual practice of self-forgiveness.

Self-forgiveness is a practice non-judgment.

The other night I was out with a friend at a gathering of people. I didn’t realize it, but I was walking around with my dress pulled up and tucked into my slip – a classic kind of exposure that you see in the movies. I’d gone to the bathroom and pulled my dress up to use the toilet, but then it got tucked into my slip and I didn’t realize it.

Fortunately, a kind woman told me and I adjusted my clothing. I was a little bit embarrassed. It definitely bothered me for a moment. No one wants to walk around with their undergarments exposed. Well, actually, a lot of people do because they like the attention, but I’m not one of them! LOL!

My momentary embarrassment didn’t last long because I didn’t hang onto any judgment of myself. I’m not a bad person, or a foolish person because I tucked my skirt in my slip. I’m not even a careless person. It just happened. It is what it is.

We can realize that we love others even when they fart, and fall down, and have spinach in their teeth. So, we don’t have to make a meaning of it when we discover something about ourselves that we’d rather not have everyone know.

I once was teaching a group, and I was wearing all white, white pants, white top, etc. I had been teaching for a while and we took a break. When I went to use the bathroom I discovered that I’d started menstruating and I didn’t know it and my white pants were showing blood. It happens. This is life. The meaning to make of it was “I’m a woman, I’m fertile, I’m experiencing my natural cycles.” No judgment needed. Fortunately, I was in my home and I could change clothes.

When we have real Love for ourselves, we don’t judge. We accept. We soothe ourselves. We nurture ourselves. No punishment ever. That’s what Love is. Love is patient, love is kind, never jealous, never harsh. Since Love is what we are. Let’s allow the Love to shine through in our thoughts and watch the whole world change!

Let’s teach only Love, for that is what we are.

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

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

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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Everything IS For Us!

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Things are changing super fast now. We are so blessed with the constant changing we see in the world. The ego/personality would like to latch onto things and keep them the same. The ego thinks that things were better when …. fill in that blank.

I don’t wish to go back. Not a minute, not a day. There are many a choice I’ve made that I can see were not the most loving, not the most well thought out choices, there have been millions of choices where I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve, if only.

And yet, I’m at the point where I can see that there’s an underlying perfection. A divine order that’s inescapable. A Course in Miracles tells us that God’s will is our will. There is no separate will. Only one life, one mind, one will. And, therefore, there’s noting to fear, because God’s will is always for us.

God’s will is our salvation.

Even if we have deep hidden fears that God is out to get us, we can rise above them and let them dissolve and resolve permanently by choosing to affirm that everything is for us and nothing is against us. I have found this to be very valuable.

When I’m surfing the changing and shifting energies and circumstances, I hold fast to God’s will in my mind and then I feel blessed, no matter what comes.

I’ve been willing to accept that even in the things I think I do not want and would like to avoid, there’s a blessing in there for me. All of life contains a blessing for me. Nothing is against me as long as I’m not against anyone or anything.

I’m for the loving expressions that bring change.
I seek not to change the world, but to change my mind about it.
I let Spirit do the heavy lifting.
And I rely upon the kindness of everyone I encounter to help me keep my balance!

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

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

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

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

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Your Communication Link with God

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that we have a Communication Link with God and yet one of the most frequently asked questions I get is: How can I improve my intuition?

Let us consider what our intuition actually is. I love to look at Webster’s dictionary and see what they say. Their official definition is:

1. quick and ready insight
2. a: immediate apprehension or cognition
    b: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
    c: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference

Our intuitive insights come from our relationship with our Higher Holy Spirit Self, our TRUE Self. It’s a divine dialogue, or conversation that is instantaneous and it doesn’t take time.

Like prayer itself, intuition isn’t governed by time and space. Intuition is our own “direct knowledge.” And that knowledge is profoundly helpful. It SAVES time and it averts suffering when we listen and follow.

No matter how often we choose NOT to listen and follow, we are never judged or punished. How amazing and cool is that?

Spirit doesn’t punish, because it doesn’t judge.

ACIM tells us in the 11th Miracle Principle, “Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed.

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Your Communication Link with God

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

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

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

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Testify!

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

I am so grateful for the power of prayer. The power of prayer is in our mind. All healing IS at the level of the mind. I’m in Montecito, California with my precious goddaughter, Amelia, and her family. Amelia’s mom has been having intense headaches every morning for a couple of weeks, so, last night, we prayed about it before going to bed. I felt the power of the prayer.

This morning, no headaches. Thank you, Spirit!

Here’s one of the most important aspects about being a powerful prayer practitioner: recognize that not everyone is willing to receive the answered prayer. Renee was very willing to receive the answered prayer.

We didn’t pray for no pain, or no headaches.
We prayed to know that wholeness was our true nature – because God is complete, with nothing missing and nothing in opposition, and because we are of God, and part of God, it’s our nature to be whole. Wholeness is the very essence of our being!

We forget who we are because we start putting our attention on something false, such as lack and limitation, and then we start thinking we’re not good enough and then we get confused about our identity and next thing you know – our sense of wholeness is feeling farther and farther away.

With a prayer connection, we can reverse ALL of that and stand in the awareness of truth immediately. The truth is our liberator, it sets us free.

I feel it’s so important to pray with these in mind:

  • Faith that Spirit IS already bringing forth the highest and best
  • No attachments to the outcome or how it arrives
  • Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude

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

Prayer has changed my life and improved the quality of every day. I say pray, and pray often. Let us all live a life of prayer without ceasing.

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

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

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

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Laughing & Healing

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Life gives us so many things where we can either be upset or we can laugh. Sometimes there are folks who behave like “trolls,” who attack me on social media and things like that. Mostly, I don’t really notice it, but sometimes I happen to see it.

Recently someone was saying something about me making a lot of money from participating in the ACIM Conference in San Francisco. I have to laugh, because attending the conference actually personally costs me money. It costs the ministry money too, but it feels like a very worthwhile investment because it’s about building community and joining together.

After I spoke on Friday so many people came up to me and told me that it was a healing experience for them. That’s why I do it. That’s being truly helpful.

And then yesterday morning, doing the radio, because I was sharing a room with my friend Gina and I had to get up early in order to record the radio show, and Gina was sleeping in to get over jet lag from traveling from Greece to California, I ended up doing the radio show sitting on pillows on the bathroom floor with my computer resting on the toilet. So glamorous! LOL!

During the recording of the show, I mostly forgot that I was sitting beside the toilet on the bathroom floor. I was so completely IN the connection I feel with the folks who will be listening.

On my radio show this month, February, is relationship month (as it has been for the last seven years) and yesterday my topic was When You Fear Losing A Relationship.

Relationship is a profound and intensely challenging route to healing the mind. Releasing the attachments of romantic relationship or any kind of relationship can be one of the most difficult thing we do. And it also can bring the greatest benefit. Let us all learn to trust Love, release all attachments and remember to LAUGH!

Here’s some inspiration – a favorite passage of mine on Love:

Love by Emmet Fox
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem…
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble;
How hopeless the outlook;
How muddled the tangle;
How great the mistake;
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all…

If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.

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

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

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

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

If you 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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When You Fear Losing A Relationship

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

One of the MOST distressing thoughts we have in our human experience is the thought of being separated from the people we Love – and we often do it to ourselves.

Because people don’t do what we wish and think they should do, we think that someone doesn’t Love us and therefore we need to walk away from them, cut them out of our life, and end the relationships. Ugh. This kind of thinking causes much distress. And it’s so common.

It’s all part of the ego theme and pattern of separation from Love showing up in our mind and then in our relationships. If we believe it’s real, we start to see separation and lack all over the place.

Many people ask me about how to know when it’s time to end a relationship. This is something that comes up a lot around the holiday time of year.

I have learned this:

ALL of our relationships are eternal because we are eternal beings.
And, because we’re One with everyone, there’s no way to really end them.

That would only be something that we could experience in our identification with a false, separate self.

Our relationships don’t have an end, and in truth, they don’t have a beginning.

We are One, together, eternally.

Given these basic facts, trying to end a relationship or even worrying about the end of a relationship, isn’t helpful or productive.

Instead, we focus our mental and emotional energy on simply being loving. We give the management of our relationships to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and look for the loving choices. This is what works and heals.

There are times when our relationships seem to ebb. The tide seems to go out. Like they say, “people are in our life for a season or a reason.” Instead of grasping, we can allow the ebb and flow of the appearance and hold in our heart that the ideal is unfolding and making itself known. We can think we know what the ideal is, but if we’re not in Joy, then we don’t know, and we’re imagining something less than perfect.

It’s not so easy to give the Higher Holy Spirit Self control of our relationships when we cling to believing we know how things should be. They may shift and change in ways that the ego does not like at all. And in this we can have a HUGE healing. All healing is welcome.

I am so grateful I can choose healing.
I am so grateful I can give the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW to make it happen to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.
I’m so grateful I can allow the healing and set myself free!

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool. Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class that starts on Monday! Click here now to learn more now.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is When You Fear Losing A Relationship.

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

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

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