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Intuition

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Why would we pray to have more Clarity, more insight, more intuition, and then not follow it?  That would be just plain crazy, wouldn’t it?  And yet, that’s what I’ve done SO MANY TIMES.  Live and learn, I say!  Only, I’m not interested in learning as much as I used to be.  I’m more interested in remembering the truth that sets me free then in learning through experience.

To follow up on my blog from the day before, I made it to Philadelphia and my plane to Maine was cancelled so I stayed at a Hilton by the airport that American Airlines provided.

I made it to Maine just fine yesterday morning, but my bags didn’t come along with me.  I was told that maybe they’d come in later in the day.  There had been a big storm the day before, hence the plane being cancelled, and there were lots of people who had rebooked flights and delayed bags.  I didn’t mind.

I got to Portland and was blessed to have lunch with my sweet friend, Lisa Natoli, who lives about an hour from the airport, and that was lovely.

My wish was not to go back to the airport for my bags, but to let them be delivered to my family’s house on Deer Isle.  <>> I called the airline and arranged for my bags to be delivered, but intuition was to go and get them.  I didn’t really feel like it, but I’ve learned to follow the guidance, so I went and got them happily.

That’s another thing – I’ve learned that even if I don’t feel like doing something, if my intuition is go do it, I do it happily.  I follow my intuition happily (most of the time) because I’m authentically happy that I’m listening to the Voice for God.  The Voice for God is the only voice worth listening to, and I’ve proven that to myself.  I’ve proven to myself that, “things go better with God.”

The Course gives us clear instruction in being miracle workers:

“As you share my unwillingness to accept error in yourself and others, you must join the great crusade to correct it; listen to my voice, learn to undo error and act to correct it.  The power to work miracles belongs to you.  I will provide the opportunities to do them, but you must be ready and willing.  Doing them will bring conviction in the ability, because conviction comes through accomplishment.  The ability is the potential, the achievement is its expression, and the Atonement, which is the natural profession of the children of God, is the purpose.”  T-1.III.1.

If we’re not willing to follow our intuition about seemingly innocuous things like calling someone or picking up our suitcases, then will we be willing to follow our intuition in moments that could save someone’s life?

A friend of mine once had clear guidance of something they were to avoid involving another person in helping them with something.  They decided to go ahead anyway as they didn’t see how it could cause any harm and would save them about $100.  The person ended up getting killed in the process of helping them.  Of course, someone’s death was not intended by my friend, it wasn’t foreseeable, but the intuition to not involve that person was very clear.

That’s not how I would like to learn to follow my intuition.  I’ve learned so well through many mishaps that could have been avoided had I only followed my clear guidance.

The thing to remember is that the Voice for God is a still small voice.  It’s gentle and not demanding.  It’s not opinionated or judgmental.  It’s calm, assured and highly repetitive.

Have you been getting some guidance you’re ignoring?  It’s worth asking yourself what you’re really avoiding and would you be willing to trust God.  I’ve learned the hard way!

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Too Blessed to Be Stressed!

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Yesterday, I was flying from Phoenix to Maine, but only made it as far as Philadelphia.  First, my 7:30 a.m. flight was delayed until 11 a m.  I had to rebook my connecting flight from Philly to Portland.

Then, we sat on the tarmac a long time before takeoff.  Once we landed in Philadelphia, we sat on the tarmac again for a long time because everything was grounded due to the lighting and rainstorm happening all around us.

When I finally got off the plane, I found out that my flight to Maine, would have been long gone had it not been delayed.

There were no seats on the later flight and fortunately, because American Airlines had me delayed all day long, they put me up in a Hilton Hotel by the airport.  So glad it’s more upscale and nicer than some hotels I’ve been in.

It was a long day.  I got a lot done on my phone and laptop.  And, I was never really bothered by any of it.  I felt harmonious and peaceful the entire day – which started with the redcap at the airport accidentally charging me an extra $160 for my bags, and then telling me I’d have to call American Airlines for my refund.

It was a day of mishaps and yet, I felt so grateful at the end of the day because none of it really mattered and I’ll get there in the end.  I got to bless and be a blessing all day long.  I had an empty seat next to me.  I had the good sense to call American Airlines rather than wait in the light that had about 150 people in it.  I walked down to the ticket counter to ask about the hotel, rather than wait in a different line, and there was no one in line ahead of me when I got there!

And I’m grateful that my flight today is early, but not too early.

While certain things didn’t go as I had planned, there was a plan that God had.  Sometimes, I think these things happen just so I can see how unbotherable I am and where I still have attachments.

I feel way too blessed to be stressed.  All of life is blessing me and I wish to travel through my days being a blessing and receiving the blessings.  Blessings abound and I’d like to receive them all!

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Unhurt-able

Friday, August 18th, 2017
I find it deeply comforting that our true self, our Higher Holy Spirit Self, the Mighty I AM Presence of us cannot be hurt.  I aspire to live in a way that I AM unhurt-able.  I get closer every day.

To be unhurt-able not because I’ve put up some kind of wall or shield to protect me, but because I don’t ever take anything personally.  Ponder this:   we’re one with each other, all completely united and one, can we actually hurt each other, or are we making it up?  Are we hurting ourselves?  Or are we simply having experiences and choosing to take things as an offense?

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

No judgments, no hurts.  No expectations, no disappointments.

It’s the hardening of the heart, the blocking and withholding of Love that causes pain, anger, upset, and hurt.  It’s trying to avoid hurt that causes the pain.  The pain comes from taking ourselves out of the flow of Love.

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

I’m interested in eliminating choosing to be hurt and offended, because being hurt is not a good use of my energy and I don’t enjoy it.  I am much more interested in liberating from false beliefs and being of service.

I used to be angry most of the time.
Now, I feel peaceful most of the time – and I’m looking forward to the good that I absolutely know is unfolding.  I like this so much better than “preparing for the worst.”

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

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

Doesn’t being open hearted and unhurt-able sound great?  I’m pretty sure that’s our natural state.  After all, we’re light beings.  How do you damage light?  You can’t.  It’s not even possible, so I’ve decided to stop believing it’s possible.  Instead, I’m calling forth miracles.

I’m going for it!  How about you?  Are you willing to open your heart so much that you’d be unhurt-able?

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Great Rays

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

As Lightworkers, we’re holding the high watch for ourselves and for all.  This is part of why we asked to incarnate at this time. “Holding the high watch” means that we’re actively energizing the highest and best is always unfolding at all times.  We are actively energizing that the spiritual qualities are active in our hearts and minds, in our lives and expressions in each and every moment.

What are the spiritual qualities?

Love
Peace
Joy
Freedom
Abundance
Wisdom
Clarity
Harmony
Purity
Prosperity
Wholeness
Compassion and more.

These spiritual omnipresent, omniactive energies that are our very nature.  A Course in Miracles calls them the, “Great Rays.”  In other mystical teachings, they are called “Sacred Rays,” or “Sacred Flames”.

Two of my favorite passages from A Course in Miracles refers to the Great Rays as our very nature:

In many only the spark remains, for the Great Rays are obscured.  Yet God has kept the
spark alive so that the Rays can never be completely forgotten.  If you but see the little spark you
will learn of the greater light, for the Rays are there unseen.  Perceiving the spark will heal, but
knowing the light will create. 5 Yet in the returning the little light must be acknowledged first, for
the separation was a descent from magnitude to littleness.  But the spark is still as pure as the
Great Light, because it is the remaining call of creation.  Put all your faith in it, and God Himself
will answer you.  T-10.IV.8.

These spiritual qualities of God are our essence, they are our very being.  We are OF God.  We are in the world, but not OF it.  We are the microcosm and God is the macrocosm.  These spiritual qualities that are the very beingness of God are our beingness, too. For we are One, not separate.

We can activate these spiritual qualities at any time.  We can return to an awareness of the truth that sets us free, and that’s what we’re doing when we’re holding the High Watch.

A Course in Miracles reminds us to remember our mission as Lightworkers:

As the ego would limit your perception of your brothers to the body, so would the Holy
Spirit release your vision and let you see the Great Rays shining from them, so unlimited that they
reach to God.  It is this shift to vision that is accomplished in the holy instant.  Yet it is needful
for you to learn just what this shift entails, so you will become willing to make it permanent.
Given this willingness it will not leave you, for it is permanent.  Once you have accepted it as the
only perception you want, it is translated into knowledge by the part that God Himself plays in the
Atonement, for it is the only step in it He understands.  Therefore, in this there will be no delay
when you are ready for it.  God is ready now, but you are not.  T-15.IX.1.

Our willingness is what’s required for us to remember who our brothers and sisters are, and in doing so, we remember who we are and we all awaken together.  This is being truly helpful.

I rely each day on my awareness of the Great Rays as our inheritance.  I actively see them awake and alive in through and around us.  I pray for all beings every day.  I pray for you and with you everyday, as I invite you to pray for me and with me, and for ALL every day.

We have our wake up call and we are answering!  We are releasing our vision to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the mighty I AM Presence so that we can see, know, feel and hear with absolute Clarity.  We hold our vision high and in this way we are most truly and profoundly helpful!

Right now, when all that is unhealed is coming to the surface so it can be released, we are being pulled (and pushed) to live our destiny and fulfill our mission as Lightworkers.  We hold the high watch for all and see the Great Rays shining from them, regardless of what they seem to be saying or doing!  Love is alive in all of us!  The spark is there – when we see it, we ignite it.

Let’s get to our work today and be grateful for the Light that we are!

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Working Miracles

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

There’s a miraculous life available to each of us if we’re willing to receive it. This healing is our awakening to our divinity and the divinity of all life. It’s an inside job, and yet we’re not alone in it. We’re not on our own, unless we choose to perceive it that way.

What I’ve noticed in myself and see in many others on this miracle path is there’s a strong pull to be on our own. We think we’re on our own and we have to deal with our issues ourselves. We think we have to figure it out, but it’s not true.

Our responsibility is to remember that we’re all one and to be in tune with the One Mind.  Doing this, we remember how to live a miraculous life.

We don’t have to figure out HOW to heal, but when we’re truly willing everything will be laid out for us.

It seems really difficult sometimes, but that’s a mind-game. The ego mind tells us it’s complicated and difficult, and impossible – but it’s not. How do I know?

Love is the healer.
Love is the ONLY healer.

Love is not difficult or challenging – what’s difficult is being unloving, holding grudges, and being defensive.  What’s challenging is TRYING to be loving while clinging to judgments and opinions, anger and resentment, doubt and hurt. That’s excruciating, difficult, and it’s also impossible.

When we are willing to love fully and completely, starting with ourselves, the miracle HAS to happen.  When we’re loving, the miracle IS happening.  We don’t have to love perfectly in every moment.  We only have to be willing.  Get it?

Why delay?
Start today!

Be willing to be authentically miraculous and just be yourself – it’s a tremendous act of Love!

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Tithing

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Tithing is part of my offering practice.  Having a practice of making many kinds of offerings throughout each day has helped me to absolutely KNOW that I AM in the constant flow of the All Good, and that has made a huge difference in my life.

Tithing is a teaching from the Bible.  Tithing is giving a percentage of what you receive back to the place from which you receive spiritual “food.”  It can be any place from which you receive spiritual inspiration.  It’s a way of supporting the inspiration so that it keeps on coming, and it’s a way of giving thanks, and it’s a way of affirming that we’re prosperous.  The word, “tithe,” actually means 10%, and that’s the traditional amount that people think of tithing back to their places of spiritual inspiration.  That way, the storehouse of inspiration, Love, and support is always supported and full.  That’s true Abundance.

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.  Malachi 3:10-12

As you might imagine, I get inspired all the time, and there are many who inspire me on a regular basis.

There are those who are a regular source of inspiration that I tithe to, and there are spontaneous tithe opportunities that happen.  It’s so valuable to give yourself the gift of tithing.

When people have come to me with intense experiences of lack and limitation, I suggest that they become very devoted to an offering practice.  Offering prayers, of course, many times a day.  You can always offer a portion of your food – take a piece of food from your plate and take it outside and offer it to the nature spirits and make prayers of gratitude.

You can make offerings of water back to the earth along with prayers.

If you start making tithes and offerings on a daily basis – even if it’s pennies, you’ll start to feel more in the flow.  Experiment with it and see what unfolds!  I challenge you to discover true Abundance.

I recall one time, I was at an Agape service and I heard the soloist sing a song that felt so healing to me.  My I AM Presence directed me to give her a tithe of $100, which at the time was pretty significant for me.  I have learned that it’s pretty crazy to pray for guidance and then ignore what you get, so I took out my checkbook and wrote her the check.

I gave my tithe to her after the service was over.  When she looked at my check and saw the amount, even though it wasn’t a lot, she burst into tears.  She said, “You have no idea how much this means to me today.”  For certain, to me, that $100 didn’t mean anywhere NEAR what it meant to her.  And, for her it was a sign that the Universe saw her, felt her, knew her, and cared for her.  How cool is it to be able to participate in that flow of energy – offering Love and support and being God’s messenger?  WOW!

We can make offerings of time, and that will increase the flow of time.
We can make offerings of service, and we’ll feel more loved and supported.
We can make offerings of prayer, and we’ll have stronger faith.
We can make offerings of Abundance, and experience an increase in Abundance.

I’ve said to people who were really struggling financially: every day that you receive something, tithe something, keep the energy flowing and building.  However, if you find yourself giving a tithe to feel better about yourself or to get something in return, back away from that and go into prayer and contemplation.  Giving to get – in any way, shape, or form, will only be an affirmation that you don’t already have and that you have to manipulate to get something back.  I learned that lesson so well and it was painful, long and discouraging.  The challenges led me to fully appreciate what true Abundance is.

That’s why I’ve learned to give simply because I have already been given to.  And most of the time, I prefer to give “in secret,” although there are times when it’s helpful to do it more publicly and to be an inspiration to others to join in.

This ministry couldn’t do much of what it does without the tithes and offerings of generous people all over the world.  Even a $1 donation is meaningful and is put to good use.  With your support, we can offer more and the pump is continuously primed!  Thank you for sharing in the flow!

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Hidden Blessings

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

It took me a very long time to realize that everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, works together for my good.  I had to be willing to hang out and see things with the long view, over time.

There have been so many things in my life that were very difficult and intense for me, but that eventually, I’ve been able to see that they were for my best.  I’ve learned that being willing to accept that they possibly could be for my highest and best helped me to find my way to that realization.

I used to feel a strong need to judge and label things as quickly as possible.  It gave my ego a false sense of security, but it wasn’t actually helpful to me.

I’m grateful that I can now clearly see that many things that didn’t go the way I wanted them to have actually been a blessing.  I’ve learned to see the blessings in the painful relationship, getting fired, being deceived, being ignored and left out, being injured, getting sick, and many other things that my ego originally labeled as “bad.”

I’ve learned to say, “I can’t wait to see the blessing in this!”  I’ve learned to feel assured the blessing is there whether I can see it, feel it or have any sense of it.

Just because it looks like a bummer, doesn’t mean that it isn’t for my highest and best.  Why judge it as bad if that doesn’t make me feel good?

Once again, my willingness is the key to living a blessed life.

Is there something you’re rejecting as wrong and bad that could actually be a tremendous blessing for you?

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Self-Care

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

I am grateful to have realized that Self-Love and self-care are two primary components of an effective spiritual practice.  People ask me all the time for practices that they can do to be more loving.  Of course, self-talk is the most important and the most life-changing.  For me, it made such a difference to put real attention on this and I learned a wonderful way to turn things around pretty quickly.

Something that was life-changing for me was to start to call myself “sweetheart” and “darling,” when addressing myself.  I trained myself to start with, “Darling,” before speaking to myself, and it absolutely shifted my energy every time.  That’s a powerful act of self-care and Self-Love.  And it’s so simple!

I look for little simple things that can make a difference.  One is my commitment to Beauty.  Beauty is a spiritual quality and it is always present, but not always expressed in form.  We can pay attention to the ways that we can bring more Beauty into the world.  Beauty lifts our vibration easily and effortlessly.  When there’s Beauty, we can be grateful that we recognize it and that lifts our vibration, too.

Today, I am flying from Portland, Maine to Phoenix, AZ (prayers for ease and grace please!), and I’m staying at a hotel in Portland.  I was going to my car to get something and I had a couple of choices of getting to the first floor from the third.  I could take the elevator or the stairs and there were two staircases.  I took the staircase that had the windows, so that I could have the sunlight and the view of the trees, plus get the exercise and stretch my legs.

When I lived in West Hollywood, there were times when I had to go to Santa Monica.  There were several routes I could take.  There was the quickest most direct route, and then there was the route down the winding Sunset Boulevard and the beauty of the homes and trees most of the way.  I preferred to take that route much of the time, even if it was 5 or 10 minutes longer, because it was so much more nourishing to my soul to see the Beauty.  It’s an investment in my happiness.  It’s also a strong message to my ego that I love and value myself!

It’s finding the little things mean a lot in my relationship with myself.  I am my caretaker and I intend to do a GREAT job!  I encourage you to make little changes and notice how you begin to spiral up to bigger changes.  When we don’t care for ourselves well, others don’t treat us well either.  When we love ourselves, then other people are far more loving with us.  Like attracts like!

Every choice we make ripples through the Universe!  Let’s spiral up together with Self-Love and self-care!

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Affluent

Monday, August 7th, 2017

One of the definitions of the word affluent is, “to be in the flow,” and I absolutely love that. I’m interested in being in the flow of giving and receiving. I’m interested in being in the flow of the all good.

There is a common belief in the human experience that it is “better to give than to receive.” We believe it, but is it true? I don’t think so. Maybe it’s become our belief to help us remember not to be selfish. I used to believe this and it led me to be an over-giver. I was giving to get and I was constantly keeping score. Everything I gave and received had a string attached and I didn’t feel affluent. I rarely felt like I was in the flow.

I decided then that I wished to understand manifestation, affluence and flow.  As I took my spiritual studies deep into my heart, I realized  that I felt so much freer if I lived life in the flow of giving and receiving. I decided that everything I received came from the Oneness of all life, and everything I gave or shared, I was giving to the Oneness of all life.

That’s when I began to stop worrying about money and I began to feel divinely supported. Things really began to feel affluent for me. I’m so grateful I was willing to learn to be a good receiver. In order to do that, I had to be willing to know that it’s just as good to receive as it is to give.

When I receive, I am GIVING people an opportunity to share and that is being a good neighbor. When I was a scorekeeper, I was a poor receiver because I thought everything had a string attached. I’m so glad I could change my mind and give up the scorekeeping!

One aspect of my many years of experiencing a deep sense of lack came from my grudge-holding.  I’ve been so grateful to realize that forgiveness is a great way to increase the flow of ALL good.  If you have forgiveness issues, consider doing my free forgiveness workshop:  How to Get Over It.

The truth is that it is our spiritual nature to be affluent. Let us be in the flow of giving and receiving with all of our brothers and sisters.  I AM in the flow of the all good. I AM a good receiver.

I’m offering a forgiveness retreat again this year, in part because the one last year was so deeply healing and transformative for those who attended.  This retreat is ALL to support your releasing what doesn’t serve you so you can step into more Peace, more Love, more Joy and especially FREEDOM – click here for more info on my Forgive & Be Free retreat in October. Come join me for a deep healing, fun, play, restoration and renewal – we rock it out! Forget your troubles, come on, be happy in your healing with us!

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Full Moon Healing

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Have you noticed the energies shifting in the last day or so? Are you feeling a greater desire to let go of the habits that interfere with your happiness? Have you been thinking about how you can deepen your spiritual practice and be more dedicated? I can feel this shift of energy happening in me and in others around me.  We’ve got a full moon coming and that’s a time of release.

If you’ve been more aware of that usual holding onto old stuff, that it was coming up for healing and the pain was pushing you, then please know it’s not that something’s wrong with you – it’s the way things are when we’re actively praying for healing, but still resisting.  Sometimes, the full moon can help us tip over the edge and release the resistance!

Total surrender really is the way to go.  Surrender the resistance.  We’re all going to surrender every last opinion, judgment, regret, resentment, jealousy, hurt, worry, doubt, shame, and blame eventually; so why not let it all go now?

Instead of hanging onto all that stuff, we can look for ways to be helpful.  It’s a lot more rewarding, fun and fruitful to be of service to ourselves and others.

It’s quite valuable for all of us to know now that acting out of resentment, playing mind games, pretending, and living in denial – we’ve all done so much of it, and we’ve learned all we can.  So, until we let the habit go, it’s just going to get more and more intense.

No kidding.  We’re living in the time of instant karma.  We’ve asked for assistance to let go of all the things we hurt ourselves with.  The intensity of density that people are feeling is the constant reminder to choose heaven instead.  It might feel really hard, but it’s actually so simple – but it does require a leap of faith, and that’s not something the ego will ever agree to. So, you align with Spirit, make the leap and remember to laugh.  Remember, we’re all going to surrender every last opinion, judgment, regret, resentment, jealousy, hurt, worry, doubt, shame and blame eventually, so why not let it all go now? Why wait?

We’re also in a 1 year, numerological and that’s a trigger for a new phase we’re entering into. Everything that’s happening in the visible and the invisible field of energy is offering a tangible opening of healing for us in being more our true selves!

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held and carried in our spiritual awakening. Of course, if you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shift and change, you may still be feeling an intense amount of pressure to give up what no longer serves. What we don’t surrender with grace, sometimes gets taken from us.

Whether we like it or not, there’s no way around it, now is the time for us to give up what doesn’t serve and to get with the awakening program. If we’re not actively, gratefully accepting it, it will feel like pressure, pushing and prodding us. Fortunately, the blocks to Love don’t help us, so we can immediately begin to feel so much tangible benefit when we release them to Spirit for lifting and shifting.

If you’re feeling called to release things in the world of form, remember, the main thing we have to do is release the attachment to people, places and things. Once we release the attachment then things can naturally align in the most loving way.

Today, we have a full moon and a lunar eclipse! This is a powerful alignment that supports our goal of awakening. Enjoy the energy boosts and make plans to do extra spiritual practice today!

I thought I’d share with you a really simple and, for me, powerful and healing ceremony you can do on your own or with friends. Do it today or tomorrow while we’re still in this full moon energy.

The beginning of the summer is the perfect time to do a Full Moon Wisdom Harvest. Full moon represents the time to harvest the learning we’ve had and be grateful for it. We can also harvest the learning we’ve rejected. Anything we’ve been holding in resentment, regret, hurt, blame or shame can be brought to a harvest of the learning through our willingness. It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift that turns the tide of upset is to be grateful for things as they are. Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel and know more clearly the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives.

Now is the time of Harvest! When we’re actively harvesting the learning from our experiences then we don’t have to repeat them! It’s just like when we learn how to do anything, we don’t have to keep repeating it once you get it. When we keep having the same repeat experiences then it’s a sure sign we’re rejecting the learning and believing that the meaning we’ve made of things – our interpretations – are correct. If we’re still upset about something that happened, we’re not correct. The upset is the Divine Alarm Clock going off to let us know that our thinking is incorrect and can be corrected. It’s that old, “would you rather be right or happy?” It’s your life, you choose.

Full moon is also for releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves. To me, it’s about purification. It’s about celebrating that I can let go of the burdens, the negative patterns and suffering of the past.

Full moon is also a fun time to have a ceremony.

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes!  The full moon starts on Monday, so today or tomorrow, gather loved ones, friends and family to make it a Harvest & Release celebration!

I always begin with being clear about my intention and why I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to release what doesn’t serve me.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write out what no longer serves and is being released. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally. No pressure on that. Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written in – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – release it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and Clarity, Purity and Joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling is.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

I’m offering a forgiveness retreat this year – and it’s ALL to support your releasing what doesn’t serve and stepping into more Peace, more Love, more Joy and especially FREEDOM – click here for more info on my Forgive & Be Free retreat in October. Come join me for a deep healing, fun, play, restoration and renewal – we rock it out! Forget your troubles, come on, be happy in your healing with us!

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Bliss

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

In case you don’t know, it was the brilliant Joseph Campbell who first coined the phrase “follow your bliss.”  Bliss is a strong and fun word and it’s for that reason that this phrase became so inspiring to so many.  In my experience, when I follow my passion (my bliss), I am supported.  Spirit doesn’t know how to fail and when I follow my intuition, I feel successful!

Recently I saw a bumper sticker that said “don’t follow me, I’m following my bliss.”  I thought that was so interesting.  From my perspective, I’d like everyone to “follow” me, BECAUSE I’m following my passion and my guidance.  I’d like to join with others who are inspired to share the path with me.  I don’t need them to follow me, I prefer to walk together and share.

If you feel afraid to follow your passion because you fear failure, then please know this:  if you’re making choices because you feel inspired, you’ll succeed.

A key to success is to not NEED anyone’s validation or approval.

A key to success is to share what you’re passionate about without any kind of judgment that other people need it or SHOULD have it.

A key to success is that you’d do it anyway, even if no one paid you.

For many years I did workshops for small groups of people.  I did counseling sessions for love offerings and donations.  I still give away many classes and other things completely for free.  I LOVE when Spirit gives me a new idea of things to share and give away for free.

Following your passion, and your bliss is so inspiring, and fulfilling, and we can all find a way to say YES to that journey.  We can start where we are.

If there’s a passion that’s calling you and you’ve been avoiding it because you feel it’s too complex or demanding, be willing to let Spirit guide you and ALLOW it to unfold.

We don’t have to figure out how, we can learn to ALLOW.  When we’re willing to allow, Spirit tells us how.  When we allow, inspiration flows!  Go for it!

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Overwhelmed

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

We all have challenges going on in our life that we’d rather not look at.  Many times, we choose to avoid looking at them because they’re overwhelming to us.  It’s not that we’re completely unwilling to examine what’s going on, we’re just overwhelmed.

Sometimes, it can feel that we simply don’t have the energy, the mental or emotional bandwidth, the time to look at something and so we just keep pushing it to the sideline.  What then begins to happen is that tension begins to build.

Some people have a habit of  denying, delaying and procrastinating until there’s so much tension they HAVE to do something.  Sometimes, we treat our life like one of those rubber-band airplanes that you wind up tighter and tighter until we have enough tension to fly.

What I’ve learned is that if I wait until there’s an intense pressure before I make a move, then I’m creating stress that may not be necessary.

We’re developing the spiritual maturity to address things directly and without delay.  It makes life easier, cleaner, neater and dramatically eases tension.

Being Self-loving is healing.  We often look outside ourselves for all kinds of healing solutions to physical, emotional, mental, financial, relationship and many other kinds of issues, but the solution is often to be kind and loving to ourselves.

When we’re Self-loving, then we naturally open to divinely inspired solutions to our challenges and we don’t have to have lots of simmering pots on the back burners.  We don’t have to create an unbearable tension in order to choose to fly. We can steadily and devotedly Love ourselves free of lack, attack, and limitation and then life gets a whole lot easier.  Spiritual solutions naturally present themselves.

Let’s make a commitment to making the Self-loving choices that make life more enjoyable and more successful.  Let’s decide that we can transcend overwhelm.  Instead of looking outside for solutions, let’s discover how problems dissolve when we live a life of Self-Love.

How do we do it?  We Partner UP and trust Spirit to lead us and guide us.  This is the way that works.  It’s far more nurturing then managing and coping.  It does require a willingness to trust – and that’s a skill that can be learned.

We’ll all get there eventually.  Why not start today?

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What’s It For?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Making spiritual inquiries about what’s unfolding in our lives is a big part of what I teach in my classes like Masterful Living and Finding Freedom.  It’s a substantial portion of what we do on my retreats and intensive trainings, so that we learn to avoid ego tricks and traps.

Spiritual inquiries help us to learn and discern what’s really going on so that we move out of ego analysis or false perception.  As I was  sharing about in my Radio Show yesterday, we can facilitate so much more healing, more quickly, when we are aware of what’s actually going on.

In class the other day, we were talking about how many times things are not what they seem.  For instance, a challenge appears in our life and we think it’s just something we have to deal with.  What if the challenge is actually for the purpose of distracting us from our goal of awakening?  What if the challenge is to help us stay focused on our goal of awakening?  How do we know how to tell the difference?

Pain can be a distraction or it can be a motivation.  It’s important to know what we’re dealing with.

Things are much faster and easier when we are aligned with the Divine and listening to Spirit guide us all the way.  One major way we can help ourselves to consistently inquire what things are for.  This is one of the great benefits of spiritual counseling – being able to be the two or more gathered in the name of Love for the purpose of healing.

Here are some great and simple questions that are really helpful:

What’s the pain for?
What’s the relationship challenge for?
What’s the seeming loss for?
What’s that feeling of anger for?

Because Spirit is all that there is, everything is for us and nothing is against us, but we may not be able to see it or believe it without some real willingness.  This is why we pray and Partner UP each day, so that we stay focused on Spirit and avoid the extended detours.

The ego is tricky, but the Spirit cannot be beat!

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Learning

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

There’s much that we can learn about learning.  I’ve taken classes on learning how to learn how to learn.  I kid you not.  And I loved them!

What most appeals to me, and what I was sharing about in my Masterful Living Course last night, is that we can really train ourselves to learn through Joy rather than through pain.  We can learn that there is that within us that already knows.

There is a Knower who knows, the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the mighty I AM that I AM, that is our Guardian Angel, that is our true self – and we can be in a beautiful, powerful, deeply fulfilling relationship with that Higher Self.  Instead of learning through experience, we can have direct knowing through the connection, the RELATIONSHIP we share with the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Most of us have repeating experiences of learning through contrast.  How many times did I repeated the experience of being defensive and feeling attacked before I finally was willing to accept that the all attack starts with a judgment and all judgments are false and therefore there’s nothing to defend against?

Think about this:  If someone kept complaining that I was too tall to be lovable, I wouldn’t be upset by that.  I wouldn’t be bothered not just because I’m 5’3”, which isn’t tall at all by most people’s standards, and I wouldn’t be bothered just because I have no belief that my height, or anyone else’s, makes them more or less lovable, I wouldn’t be bothered by that comment because I KNOW absolutely that it’s false.

Why would allow myself to be bothered by something that’s false?

If someone told me that I am not good enough because my eyes are green and only blue eyed people are lovable, I wouldn’t be offended, hurt, worried. or afraid because I KNOW it’s not true.

If someone told me that I can never be a successful minister because I’m a woman, I wouldn’t be bothered because I KNOW it’s not true.

Yet, if we look at the things that bother us, how many of the things that actually irritate, worry, or frustrate us are all predicated on beliefs that are completely false?

Why would we do this?  Why would we choose to be upset by things that aren’t true?

We learn through contrast.  We repeat and repeat and repeat the same lessons again and again because we’re still, on some level, not ready to give up those beliefs.  We create a million variations of learning to learn through the contrast of feeling happy and feeling pain.  It appears to be our favorite way of learning.

One of the reasons why I offer my classes such as  Masterful Living Course and my Finding Freedom Course is so that we can break the habit of learning through experiences of contrast and truly learn how to remember what we already know and can access through the one mind.

It’s great to learn from our “mistakes,” and it’s even more wonderful to access direct knowing.

Now is the time for us to be masterful and access direct knowing and give up investing our precious time, energy and money in repeating the lessons.  We can speed the whole process up by having a relationship with the knower who knows.  Now’s the perfect time to go for it!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Conditions of Learning.

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Greater Success

Monday, July 31st, 2017

We can’t really succeed at the highest capacity when we think we already know what success looks like.  Thinking we know what the picture of success looks like is actually a limited idea.  Spirit is always inviting us to move out of the limitations of our belief system and into the unprecedented unlimited vision of a life beyond our limited view.

Any time that we think we know what success “should” be, then we’re anchoring ourselves in a limited and a conditioned view – meaning, we’re holding a vision of the future based on our interpretation of the past.

I’ve had enough of repeating the past.  Let’s go for the unprecedented instead!
When we focus on what we don’t like and what we don’t want, then we’re focused on the past.

In order to move into the unprecedented, we to tune into the vibrations of Prosperity and Abundance.  We access Divine Wisdom to open our awareness to the highest and best available in the infinite possibility that’s always operating.  We add the vibrations of pure Love and Harmony.  We steep ourselves in these – and get to know what they feel like so that we become a broadcasting station tuned to those frequencies.

When we become accustomed to the higher vibration of these spiritual qualities, we begin to adapt and adjust to living in the higher vibrational realms.  Because like attracts like, we begin attracting people, things and situations that are at the higher frequency and we move more and more into the unprecedented.  This, in and of itself, is spiritual success!

Intend success.  Anticipate success, without knowing what it will LOOK like, but becoming acquainted with what it FEELS like.  When we keep living this way, we retrain our physical, emotional and mental bodies to expect, create and attract that which FEELS congruent with success.

This is the level of spiritual maturity and mastery that we’re intending.  We’re giving ourselves the gift of true spiritual success – rising in Spirit and setting ourselves free of the past!

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Specialness

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

One of the ways in which the ego thought system can really grab our attention is the impulse to show off and be clever.  It’s that quest for specialness.  I know a lot about that. I used to look for ways to let everybody know how clever I was in order to get appreciation and recognition.

Why was other people’s recognition so important to me?  Because I felt that I wasn’t quite enough.  I believed something was wrong with me so I looked for various kinds of validation to try to shore up my self-esteem.

Some people go in a different direction that seems to be the opposite, but is actually much the same, only different.  Some people seem to be very attracted to expressing a negative specialness.  And guess what? I can TOTALLY relate to that, too!

For a long time, I really believed that I was especially bad, wrong, different.  It wasn’t true, but it felt true and as long as I believed it, I experienced it.

As I continued to deepen my spiritual practice, the ego habits and beliefs – all forms of attachments, began to show themselves for what they were:  misery making and completely optional, totally unnecessary.  I’m so grateful that I realized anytime I feed the ego, it makes me feel less alive, less enthusiastic, less fulfilled, and less prosperous. I choose Love instead.

I can’t tell you how much happier I am without seeking other people’s validation.  Life is so much easier without a need for other people’s approval.  I’ve learned to validate myself by recognizing my divinity.  My divinity so completely stands out above any personal accomplishments or characteristics.  What a blessing it is to really know that.  The feeling of lack has faded away.  Peace reveals itself.

Now, I enjoy supporting other people in shining, like I’ve done on my radio show and in all of the many Living A Course in Miracles classes.  It’s been so much fun to support these beautiful people in sharing their gifts and talents with us. It lifts my heart AND it brings benefit to thousands of people from around the world.

This shift is from seeking to be clever to being the clear heart of Love that is my true nature.

Where in your life are you seeking to be clever? Look for it and see if you can let that need to be recognized be healed. When you love and appreciate yourself, you won’t need to get the affirmation from the outside. Instead, you can appreciate others, remembering that you’re One with them. And when one shines, all are lifted.

Make the shift and give others a lift!

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Spiritually Refreshing

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

One thing I used to really struggle with was becoming attached to my point of view.  I used to need to be right about everything because I felt insecure inside.  My own self-judgment was so intense that anyone else telling me I was wrong was too much for me.  When I’m attached to my opinions and perspective then I’m taking myself out of the flow of Creativity and Wisdom.

Spirit is SO creative.  My Divine Nature is to BE creative and in tune with the flow of Creativity itself.   Like everyone else, I can  wear a groove in life following the same patterns and that can feel dulling and limiting – it’s actually more like a trench than a groove.  Next thing you know, I’m really playing small.  What I’ve learned is that my spiritual practice of meditation, prayer and contemplation keeps me in the Divine Groove and feeling groovy in the sense of feeling free, liberated, and activated.

The ego thought system used to have such appeal for me and I was constantly telling myself there wasn’t enough time to have a deep practice.  I used to think that if I could just somehow change my life that THEN, in that magical future, I’d create the space to have the deep practice.  I woke up from that fantasy and realized that the opposite was true – the ego had tricked me into staying in separation.

When I committed to have some spiritual practice every day, I quickly discovered that the connection with my Higher Holy Spirit Self could be so refreshing, renewing, and energizing that it was essential to my happiness.  I learned that the way to change my life swiftly, gracefully and powerfully was to Partner UP and work in the invisible where the vibration is high and things move faster than the speed of light.

I didn’t believe it until I was willing to tell myself the truth.  I will never go back to living in a rut.  I’m loving living in the Divine Groove of Creativity!  It’s so refreshing every day!

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Flow

Friday, July 28th, 2017

What I’ve learned for myself is that if I’m not experiencing Prosperity, it’s because I’m denying it.  One of the ways that I see so many people block the flow of Prosperity in their life is that they’re jealous of other people’s Prosperity.  If you resent other people’s Prosperity, or think they don’t deserve it, you’ll feel more lack in your life.  Why is that?  It’s because you’re One with them. You cannot have that which you deny to others.  You’re One with them.  You can only have what you’re willing to share.  A Course in Miracles tells us, “To have, give all to all.”

When someone’s experiencing lack and limitation, they’re usually consistently focused on lack and limitation.  I’ve seen it time and time again – including in my own thoughts.  The experience of limitation isn’t a mistake, it doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong.  It’s usually happening because you’re focused on limitation.  When we focus on lack, we experience lack.  Simple.

Think about it:  Some people can create Abundance and flow in their life.  Some folks experience a disaster that wipes them out and then they immediately create a whole new flow of Abundance starting from scratch.  We’ve seen it over and over again.  We live in a creative Universe that cannot help but say YES to our creative thoughts.  If we’re focused on expressing the flow, we will have to experience it.  It’s spiritual law.

No matter what you’re thinking, the Universe ALWAYS says, “Yes!  Let me show you what that looks like.”  Some folks call that the Law of Attraction.  I call it the Law of Projection.  Every thought we believe is creative and powerful. The ONLY way to experience more Prosperity is to become devoted to carefully choosing our thoughts.  This isn’t easy, it takes willingness, it takes devotion, it takes determination and intention.

We start where we are.  We are the only ones who can change our own minds.  We are the only ones who can choose our thoughts.  When we pay attention to every thought we see that our life is a projection of what we’re thinking and then we will realize how spectacularly POWERFUL we are!  The Divine Mind is always listening, always bringing us the experience of our thoughts.

This isn’t about mindlessly repeating affirmations.  Remember:   your intention, your belief, and your emotion are key.  Begin where you are.

A Course in Miracles warns us, “It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains.”  Let’s be mindful of our thoughts and beliefs combining in a way that brings suffering.

Focus today on loving yourself and receiving all the good that the Universe is expressing in your direction.  Be a good receiver and count your blessings all day today.  Train your mind to be appreciative and focus on the good.  Take dominion over your thoughts – if you’d like to have a greater experience of Prosperity, be interested in being a good steward of everything that you have – love yourself enough to live a prosperous life!  It’s natural for us to live in the flow of the all good.  It’s unnatural for us to block the flow.

Every thought counts – which can scare you if you’re not willing to start where you are.  If you’re willing, it’s exciting to know that each moment contains a precious opportunity to begin again.

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Believing What’s True

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I find that something most spiritual seekers have a difficult time with is keeping the commitment to their own holiness – to really LIVING what they believe. For myself, I discovered that if I think I know something, but I don’t live it by applying it in my life, then I must not really believe it. In other words, I don’t have faith in it. If I don’t have faith in the truth, I don’t actually believe it.

If I believe that all thoughts produce form at some level and that all of my thoughts are creating my experience, and day after day, I’m struggling in misery, managing and coping with circumstances I don’t like – then clearly, I don’t believe that my thoughts create or I would change my thinking in order to have a new experience. Realizing this was so helpful to me in deciding to change my mind.

We can develop the mental, emotional, and spiritual commitment to live in alignment with our Spirit – Spirit WILL show us the way when we’re willing. Our little willingness really and truly is ALL that’s required! And we demonstrate our willingness by having faith in Spirit. Try it and see!

When we’re willing to keep our commitments to Spirit, our day improves, our health and finances improve, and our relationships DRAMATICALLY improve! When we forgo the right to complain and attack ourselves with our thoughts, our whole life improves. DECIDE to hold your commitment to Love and become accountable for your choices rather than a victim to circumstances. When you decide, the rest of life will align with you. Therein lies the power to transform your life! Go for it! I AM with you!

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Tuned In

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

How much easier would my life be if I always took the time to stop and think before I took action or spoke?  What if I could find the answers in Spirit rather than in my perceptions? How often have I pushed ahead trying to impose my will on a situation? How often have I been convinced I knew best when I really hadn’t stopped to examine things from a higher perspective?

One thing I know for certain is that my mind can either be a wonderful asset or my biggest liability depending on whether I’m thinking with my heart/Higher Holy Spirit Self or with the ego. Over-thinking and getting into the analytical mind can often be a form of self-sabotage.  Don’t I know it!

I can think my way into a disconnect from my heart, or I can use my mind that is in the heart to connect into the Presence of Love.  My heart intelligence brings a profound connection with my Spirit. Sometimes, I’ve been so distracted by becoming so analytical that I’m thinking about my thinking without getting into my Heart/Spirit connection.

What I’ve learned is that connecting to the heart is the way to tap into Divine Intelligence and Wisdom that is profoundly helpful. When I’m tuned into Divine Intelligence, I move well beyond my ability to simply process information and into the flow – the true Freedom of the Spirit.  A key is to intend to be tuned in all of the time.  The more we stay tuned in, the more we find the answers to even the most difficult questions.

Eric Butterworth says, “In the face of delays and obstacles it is well to think twice before you willfully seek to force a solution according to your predetermined plan. The closed door may indicate that the divine law of adjustment is pointing to another door through which you can go to meet your greater good.”

Today, I invite you to examine your life for any areas where you might be trying to impose your will through over-thinking and analyzing from an ego perspective. Today, allow yourself to invite higher insight to be heard through connecting with the Divine Wisdom of the Higher Holy Spirit Self. In this way, thinking takes on a new level of consciousness and awareness. In this, you can feel a deep and profound connection to all of life and be  grateful.   Your personal practice of nonviolence moves the world in a direction of Peace with ever-increasing ease and grace.  Wonderful!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Finding Answers.

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Acceptance

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

There’s extraordinary power that we can claim and then experience when we can learn to accept what has happened in our lives as something for us to learn and grow from.  It takes courage and it takes willingness, but it’s SO worth it.  With acceptance, we can speed up our healing, and reduce the amount of suffering to such a degree, it is absolutely AMAZING!

Believe it or not, you might not know it, but  it takes enormous energy to resist the healing that allows you to proceed to the next level of learning. It takes real focus and attention to be reluctant to accept the spiritual responsibility your experiences bring to you.  You have to be really vigilant for avoiding the healing.  How crazy is that?

Ask yourself: Would you rather keep repeating the same painful experiences, in a myriad of different ways, investing your precious time, money and energy in recreating the same lessons over and over again, or would you rather just accept your healing right now and move on?

Are you willing to accept what is?  Even if it FEELS unacceptable?

When it comes to time, now is all the time that we have and can make use of, and that’s the perfect amount. NOW is when we can accept what is, take responsibility, release all blame, harvest the learning, and have a PERMANENT healing.

Is there something you could finally take responsibility for right now, release the judgment about right now, accept and learn from right now rather than postponing for another time?  If you can think of something, if you can feel something ripe for releasing right now, go for it.

We’ve all got important and valuable work to do and the time is ripe for us to do it!  Fortunately, we’re doing it together.  All boats rise on this tide of Love.  Acceptance is the way we rise in Love!

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Worthy

Friday, July 21st, 2017

One of the most fundamental issues many of us are dealing with is a sense of unworthiness.  It’s the major challenge for the whole human race and we are healing it together.

When folks don’t feel worthy, it brings on a whole group of ways to address and deal with it.  When we actively love and appreciate ourselves, we help to undo the unworthiness.  When we behave responsibly, show up on time, care for our body, and speak kindly to ourselves, we’re healing our mind of unworthiness.

One of the questions many people ask me is, “how do I love myself?”  What I’ve learned is that having many simple ways to love ourselves brings a lot of benefit.

Some of the simple ways I’m loving to myself are:

  • Sitting outside and being in nature.  I enjoy it so much and it’s so refreshing.
  • Taking breaks from work and shifting the energy – to care for my body.
  • Staying well-hydrated, so my whole body functions well.
  • Having a “No Self-attack” Policy.  I don’t speak unkindly to myself under ANY conditions.
  • Having healthy food options available and not even buying the ones that aren’t good for me.
  • Being gentle with myself.
  • Getting plenty of sleep.
  • Daily spiritual practice.

Every time I’m gentle, kind and nurturing to myself I’m sending a message to every cell of my body, and every aspect of my mind, that I’m worthy of Love and kindness.  Over time, it heals the unworthiness.  It really works!

What are some of the ways that you take good care of yourself that you enjoy?

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Creativity

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Creativity is Infinite.  It is our Divine Nature to be creative.  Whether we know it or not, our thoughts are always creating our experience of life.  Whether we are willing to recognize it or not, we are the creative center of our life.  And at that creative center is our connection with Spirit.  There is a flow of creativity that is constantly seeking to express itself through us and as us.

The challenge is to be in the creative flow and keep a commitment to be clear, pure and pristine so that our experience is always new and bringing benefit.  When there is a commitment to being pristine there is a constant refreshment that is activated in our minds. Our life feels profoundly creative.  It’s thrilling!

When we drag the past with us, keeping it always before us as the lens through which we experience everything,  then there’s less Clarity – there’s often more of the same.  Same old, same old revisited yet again.

If you’re not at Peace, then it’s an indicator that you’ve lost interest in Purity, Clarity and Love.  When there’s an anxious mind, it’s an indicator that you’re probably choosing to mentally live in the past. That’s always a good time to give thanks.  You can be thankful that you realized you can change your focus.  Be grateful that if you are anxious there’s an adjustment that can be made.  Now is the perfect and only time to heal the unresolved past.

You don’t have to know how to heal, but you do have to be willing to see the truth in order to be shown.

You can Partner UP with your own holiness.   You can intend to be clear in your heart and mind.  Place your hand on your heart, take a breath of gratitude, be willing to have self-compassion, sit with your self and allow the limited thinking to come into your awareness on it’s way to healing.  Be willing to be clear about whether you need those judgments and false beliefs anymore.  Allow the Spirit to do the heavy lifting.  You can be willing to remember, “I AM that I AM.”

When we open our hearts to Love ourselves enough to be with ourselves then miracles happen! Seek first the Kingdom, which is within, and all else will be added unto you – including Infinite and miraculous Creativity!

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New Thought

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

How many times have I had the opportunity to choose Freedom and instead chosen to relieve the past? Millions? It’s impossible to guestimate.

What I do know is that I make at least 10,000 choices a day. Every day, all day, about every 5 to 10 seconds (at the very minimum)  I’m making choices. I’m choosing what I’ll think about.

Imagine that every thought that enters your mind is like a flaccid balloon – a balloon with no air. When the thought arrives in your mind, it’s just an outline of a thought that has been, like dust in the wind, floating around in what Ernest Holmes calls, “the race consciousness.”

Thoughts appear like a cloud in the sky of our mind, we can CHOOSE to agree with them and if we do, then that thought becomes our thought.  When we decide to fully think a thought, it’s like we’re putting air into a balloon – it’s our precious life energy – our attention, our agreement, our affirmation that we’re investing in that thought.

Throughout the course of the day, you might easily have 10,000 thoughts – ten thousand “balloons” that you have filled with your precious energy and attention. They become the form of your life.  They take up space in your awareness and in your experience.

“All thought produces form at some level.”  A Course in Miracles

Form is your experience, your emotions, your life and your thoughts.
All form is produced by thought.
Thought is the ONLY thing that produces form.
The ONLY way to have a NEW EXPERIENCE is to have a NEW THOUGHT.

I’ve learned to replace the thoughts that bind me to the past with a thought that is new – a loving thought, a kind thought, a thought that I think with the Love of God in my heart. This practice has created an entirely new experience of life for me.  It’s created a life I enjoy, that has very little fear in it.

Many times, it can feel like we’re repeating the past on a regular basis.  It can become depressing and discouraging to feel as though we’re recreating the same errors again and again.  The old thought is that the way out of that pain and suffering is to do something different.  However, the fastest path of quantum leaping out of repeating the past is to give the heavy lifting of figuring it out to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.  If we forget to do it, and find ourselves suffering, we can begin in that moment.  And then, our liberation is at hand!

When faced with the opportunity to think the thoughts from the past again, and feel those emotions again, I prefer to choose Freedom. Not always, but sometimes, I’m just not done with the past and so I think the old thought and feel the old feelings before I remember to have a new thought. Yet, more and more consistently I am aligned with a new thought. This is my spiritual fitness program for my liberation from suffering.

Today and every day, I ask myself, will I choose Freedom? Will I choose Love? It’s up to me.  I say YES!  What will you say today?

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Extending Love Generously

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The essence of Divine Love is pure givingness and generosity.  and that’s why A Course in Miracles says so clearly that, in order to have, give all to all.

If you’re interested in having a life of pure L-O-V-E, abundance and prosperity, all you have to do is be willing to share it with everyone you meet.  The doesn’t mean open your house and share all your possessions.  It means share your heart, extend your Spirit, share what’s REALLY valuable – your  connection.

It’s simple, but it’s not easy.  However, when you DECIDE that sharing the Love is what you’re most interested in, then you will discover that Love knows how to be generous THROUGH you.  In order to succeed you must be willing to BE the flow of Love in order to experience it.  You can’t out-give God, so share and open to receive.

Love is not outside you.  Love is not something you get.  You ARE Love.  If you deny that you are Love then you will have a diminished experience of Love because that is what you are choosing.  The way that Love works is you must be willing to share it in order to experience it.  Love is always available.  You ARE Love, so when you share Love you’re congruent with your true self and that’s why being loving feels so refreshing and delicious.

Do you notice how when you act stingy, critical, and complainy that you don’t feel very good?  That’s because you’re blocking the flow of Love that you are.  That uncomfortable feeling is letting you know that you’ve decided to separate yourself from your Divinity and have an experience of disregarding the flow.  If you’re feeling miserable it’s ALWAYS because you’re not willing to be generous with the Love that you are.  It’s time to re-boot yourself!  And you can do it really quickly.

One of the easiest ways to reboot yourself is to remember that God’s nature is to be generous, always giving from the overflow of Love – and that’s YOUR nature too.  Be generous with a smile, a hug, a pat on the back.

Be generous with appreciation and admiration.  Be generous with compliments and encouragement.  Be generous with kindness to yourself and others.  Be generous with thank you notes and tithes.  Be generous with with patience.

Allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide you as to how you can be generous each day.  Set the intention to be generous and be willing to receive the Divine Guidance that will come.  Don’t push it away.  Try something new!  Discover the unlimited joy of being generous and you will discover that it is your nature to be affluent, abundant and prosperous.  Be willing!  Your little willingness is all that’s required for your sharing and opening to the flow of Love!

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

I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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