Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

Old Habits

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

For me, it was an old habit to hang onto the past and I did it in so many ways. One thing I used to do is cling to what I thought was supposed to happen. I’d hang onto how I thought it SHOULD be. I had very little flexibility.

It’s so obvious, but I didn’t realize that the more flexible I am the more I am able to bend with the shifts and changes that life is sending me. I was less flexible because I was so convinced I knew how it SHOULD be and anything else was not acceptable. I created so much hardship for myself.

It’s stressful when we keep looking at things and thinking it’s wrong, it’s not right. We don’t recognize how arrogant it can be to constantly think we know how things SHOULD be.

I found great relief in simply realizing that, since I cannot see through all directions of time and space, and I don’t know what things are for (most of the time), why judge anything at all? It doesn’t ever make me happy and it just blocks the flow of Love and healing.

It’s a new habit to be open and flexible. The more flexible my mind is, the more open my heart is and the more available I am to the good.

We can not be rigid and judging AND also be open and receptive to good. These things don’t go together. We have to choose one or the other.

New habits can seem hard to make, but it’s about releasing the old habit and replacing it with the new one. Release and replace.

The new habit is so much more enjoyable and carries a much higher vibration of Love and Light and so it immediately becomes more enjoyable and that’s a sweet incentive.

It’s so hard to understand sometimes, but it’s true: Our willingness is ALL that’s required. Let’s go for it. New habits for a new life of Love! Yes! Are you in?

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Tears of Gratitude

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

For a long time, I didn’t cry. I won’t say that I couldn’t cry, but just that I didn’t cry. Well, alright, that’s not entirely accurate. The only things that made me well up with tears were movies and stories about people being able to find their own redemption.

For instance, Norma Rae, when she stands on the table with the “union” sign, I cry like a baby every time. Her standing up to the oppressor is such an act of courage and in a sense, redemption, that it touches me deeply.

I also cry when I see a marching band. I just love a parade. They get me every time. It’s the moving in unison. It’s the joining together for the purpose of making something beautiful. It touches my heart.

When I sang in the Agape International Choir, I used to cry while we sang all the time. I wasn’t the only one. I could look down the row and see others singing their heart out with tears running down their cheeks. We were singing our prayers of gratitude and rising up to Spirit. It was a beautiful and healing experience.

Many times, I knew that I was crying to release the stored sadness from a time when I thought I’d never get to the place of healing where I was in that moment. I am so grateful, SO VERY grateful, for the healing I’ve experienced, and that is why I must keep sharing that so much healing is possible for each of us.

If we’re willing and we choose it, healing is ours.

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Upset

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

When life hands us major storms of drama and trauma, it’s also a time for extreme and extraordinary healing. There truly is a tremendous benefit to being able to consciously go through experiences of intense overwhelm and distress. I’m not saying that it’s easy, because it isn’t. However, being able to look at our greatest upsets from a higher perspective allows us to move through it with less pain and suffering.

It’s actually a profound act of Self-Love to be willing, just willing, to stop interpreting everything that’s going on and to put a pause on thinking we know what the meaning of everything is.

When things in our life become super challenging, when the rug is pulled out from under us, it’s life-threatening to the ego. It can be helpful to remember that the ego identification is all about being identified as a being that is inside of structure, such as relationship, career, financial status, home, body, health, etc. If these structures are threatened, then the ego is threatened to such a degree that it feels as though our life is at stake, and sometimes it leads us to wish that we could die.

What’s really happening is the Spirit is breaking through the false shell of the ego/personality attachments. A Course in Miracles tells us that it need not be painful, but it usually is. It’s painful because when we’re identified with the relationships, career, financial status, etc. we don’t know who we are or how to be without them. It’s terrifying because without those things we feel worthless, and we can feel intensely disoriented.

Probably the most intense example is when a loved one dies suddenly. This is usually a huge shock. We ask, “Who am I without this person?” I remember feeling that when my Mom passed. I literally asked myself “Who am I now?”

For me, I had become identified as my mother’s caregiver, and now that role was gone. I had been her caregiver 24/7, along with my father, and that was our entire focus. Without that focus, who was I?

We become identified with the roles we play, and if they are no longer valuable or necessary it’s an intense shift for the ego. This happens with people when their animal companions make their transitions and it’s very challenging, especially because people without animal companions don’t understand. A bond with an animal can be FAR stronger than with a person because the Love is unconditional. The relationship is near perfect.

When we get fired, it can be a big shock. When our legs no longer work they way they used to, it’s a big challenge to the ego. When the beautiful woman is no longer beautiful in her own eyes, it’s a challenge. It’s like the ground beneath our feet is shaking and we’re not prepared for it.

When these challenges occur, as they do in everyone’s life, we can learn to breathe and turn to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. The most valuable thing is to be able to turn the mind away from meaning making and to reach for the truth.

The truth is that our true identity is perfect and always complete. Other people, jobs, beauty, money, houses, these things do not complete us. We are already complete.

When the question is “Who am I now?” The answer is: Pure Spirit.

Being able to turn away from interpreting events that rock our world is a great act of Self-Love that helps us to tune into our true identity as perfect and pure Spirit. This then becomes a time of great healing. We must let go of ego attachments and see what’s really true. It’s not fun, but it’s powerfully productive for our spiritual growth.

I’ve stood by many a person as they walk through this intensity of density and seen the quantum leap of growth that they can embody and then share with those around them. This is a profound aspect of our journey, and the way to appreciate it is to accept what is and remember to reach for the truth. The truth is always our liberator, and valuing it is an act of Love for our Creator and ourselves!

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Divine Design

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Since this life is about the journey, not the destination, let’s stop making the journey unpleasant by judging ourselves and each other each and every step of the way. Instead, let’s become dedicated and devoted to living a journey of Love and celebration.

We’ve been given an incredible gift of exploration. We have the mandate to be like our Creator and call into being beautiful expressions of perfect Love, Wisdom, Creativity and more. Each and every day affords the extraordinary opportunity to begin again, and create something new and delightful.

We learn through contrast. That’s what this world is about. Some days we make a mess and other days we create exquisite beauty, and the thing that makes the difference is simply whether or not we’re choosing to be loving.

When we truly come from our loving heart, not needing or wanting anything, and express Love simply for the Joy of it, then we’re like our Creator and we’re being a helpful and healing presence in this world. Whatever we learn or remember or express, we share the benefits with everyone. When we choose to ignore Love or work against it, we bring everything and everyone with us there, too.

Glory is your inheritance, given you by your Creator that you might extend it. ~ A Course in Miracles

We can make of our life a rising tide on which all boats are lifted higher. This is our great opportunity. It can feel grandiose, but this is what we’re born for. It’s actually egotistical to think that we cannot do it.

Looking for the opportunities to extend Love throughout are day is actually super sweet and so simple. Healing happens with the power of Love operating through the grandmother who makes it clear to her family that they can always count on her to be compassionate. The whole world may not know it, but the whole world will feel it and be lifted by it.

Let’s Love like no one is keeping score, but everyone is feeling it. Now is the perfect time to begin.

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Understanding

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

We have amazing inner resources.  I just read a story about a man who was attacked by a mountain lion while our for a run in Colorado.  He managed to actually kill the mountain lion and survive.  Amazing and extraordinary things can happen in our lives and we have inner resources to surmount the challenge.

Sometimes it’s hard to understand what A Course in Miracles means when it tells us in lesson 135 that everything has been GENTLY planned by one whose only purpose is our good. How could being attacked by a mountain lion while innocently out for a run, and having a battle to the death, be gently planned for someone’s good? That seems incredible. Meaning, it seems impossible to believe.

And that’s where faith comes in.  We have to be willing to accept this is the fact of our life.  As ACIM also tells us: all things work together for our good without exception.

To have peace, we must accept these truths EVEN THOUGH we don’t understand them.  This is the path of opening our mind to be ABLE to know the truth that liberates from thinking we can’t understand.

Understanding is not required for faith.
Faith reveals KNOWING which is entirely different from understanding and believing.

I put my faith in Love’s protection.

Let’s focus on being willing to know the truth and let the incredible be as it is. Our knowing of precisely why it would be for that mans good will come to us if we’re willing. I’d rather hold onto that, then constantly be chasing some kind of understanding.

This path is not for everyone, but I’m so glad I found it, because it is definitely brought me Peace!

Speaking of mountain lions – last year Seth Meyers shared a story that was amazing. If you like – here it is on video – the story of a kickass grandma who was attacked by a bobcat.

Oh, and BTW, statistics are that barely a handful of people have been attacked and hurt by mountain lions in the last 100 years.

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1 Goal

Friday, February 15th, 2019

There are many who are challenged with conversations right now because either they are upset and hurting or the people around them are upset and hurting. So much is getting stirred up right now that people are frightened and angry and taking it out on each other.

In A Course in Miracles it tells us so clearly, “The sole responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself.”

What does that mean? It means our one responsibility in our entire life is to accept that this world as an illusion and a projection and everything that we think we hate is a projection of self-hatred. Every upset is really self-upset projected outwards.

When we can have compassion for those who seem to bother us we are having Self-compassion and that is the way out of hell.

As people who Love the Light, we are here to be truly helpful and remember that everything in this world is an opportunity for us to Love ourselves free of any and all delusions and illusions and that is the one thing that everything is for. Let’s not make up stories about what things are for, let’s just accept what they are REALLY for and get on with it.

The time is now for waking up! Let’s give all the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW and learn to ALLOW the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide us.

If we focus on our one goal, the Spirit WILL show us the way. The Light of Love within us WILL light the way! It’s much easier than we think. We can learn through joy rather than suffering! Now is OUR time!

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The Love of Your Life

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, how about deciding to BE the Love of your life?

Many years ago, during the month of February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I sat for hours in contemplative meditation about Love. It came to me so clearly that my primary relationship is with the Infinite Presence. My beloved is THE Beloved, regardless of what other relationships I might have.

On that fine Valentine’s Day gone by, as I continued my sittins in contemplative meditation about the nature of Love, what I came to feel was that the Beloved Loves me with an Infinite Capacity to Love. My Beloved loves me through everyone and everything, that’s how much my Beloved loves me. What I awoke to is that I want to be THAT Lover’s lover.

I choose to say with strength and Clarity that I AM devoted to the Lover who loves with no beginning and no end. The Beloved holds nothing against me and cannot do enough for me. Everywhere I go, there my Lover is, rejoicing in me, making my way joyous.

Miraculously, with this realization of being adored by the Divine, I’ve been able to walk (more and more every day), with the sense that the Beloved is with me always. This soulful realization has led me to be more loving, more kind to everyone I meet – knowing that they are an aspect of my Beloved, the source of all Love. This realization has led me to be more receptive to the good that my Beloved is always trying to express for me and around me. This is where the devotion is for me. My Beloved cannot help but give to me, and I am receptive to it or it passes me by.

Because I feel so well loved, it is easier for me to be more patient, kind, generous, and more like my Beloved. I have finally learned how to walk in the awareness that I give only to my Beloved and it is only my Beloved who gives to me – no matter what it looks like or who is standing in front of me. Always, it is my Beloved. I am in Love with The One who invented Love, and The One who invented Love is in Love with me ~ and ever shall it be so.

Since All is One, I know that you, too, are the Beloved of the Beloved – and ever shall it be so!

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More

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Have you ever yearned to have more? Have you ever thought that if you had more your problems would be over?

In our human experience, we’ve seen so many people who seemed to have it all – great fame, physical beauty, tremendous wealth and creative talent and genius – and who have been beloved and admired by millions, and yet they have felt so completely worthless that they’ve killed themselves, thereby proving that “having it all” isn’t worth much.

There’s no substitute for recognizing that I AM the Love of God and I AM that I AM. It is the greatest act of both strength and humility to recognize that the Christ lies within each one of us. Isn’t it extraordinary that we cannot recognize our own magnificence until we recognize that that same spark of Christ is in everyone?

We all have the kingdom preinstalled. For each of us, EVERYTHING of value will be added unto us if we value the Kingdom above all else. Why wait? Why delay your having everything in order to temporarily have that which can never satisfy?

We are all on this path of purification. We’re purifying our minds of all opinions and judgments that distract us from recognizing the Kingdom is within. It’s the process of elimination that leads to illumination. It’s a spiritual cleaning – taking out the trash that has accumulated in our hearts and minds.

Our Freedom lies in recognizing that our brothers and sisters are the Christ come to meet us and bless is. Being able to behold the Christ in others is what clarifies our own mind. Simply this: We choose Love. Love is our healer.

Now is the time of our liberation, and Love is our liberator. Choosing Love reveals the Christ within. We don’t have to figure out how – our job is to be willing to allow and it will be made manifest.

Yes, of course there is more, much more, but it’s already with in us. We don’t have to GET it, we have to GIVE it. “To have, give all to all,” so says A Course in Miracles.

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Depression Dissolver

Monday, February 11th, 2019

I’m excited about today! First, let me say that it’s the very last day this year to enroll in my Masterful Living Course 2019 – registration is closing until next year.

This time of year there can be a lot of talk about sadness and depression. Old hurts are coming up to be healed. Some people live in places where it gets quite dark in winter. When it’s cold and dark it can be really tough for some.

At times it seems that the darkness can lead us to more sadness and more choices that fuel physical challenges. When we’re experiencing the dark days of winter, more time inside, we can consume more alcohol and sugar, and that can have an impact on how we feel physically, and also emotionally. Sometimes when self-medication intensifies, the combination leads to depression and hopelessness – it can be so intense.

The dark time of year is also an external invitation to turn inward and find the Light there – where it has always been.

One thing that can become apparent is the gravitation to moodiness. Sometimes the intensity of emotional swings can make some people feel alive, strange as it seems. There’s a sense of “specialness” in feeling so badly. While I never have had depression, I could go into a sense of sadness for long periods when I was younger. I was really into the “specialness” of my moods, attitudes and drama. I felt so special because I felt so misunderstood. It was a reason for existing – or so I thought!

On top of that, when we find ourselves feeling sad and depressed, it can begin to feel like your caught in quicksand. It can feel like an energetic whirlpool pulling you down, down, down, with no bottom in sight.

I feel grateful for the beautiful clarity of A Course in Miracles – it’s not always easy to hear this, but I have experienced it to be true:

“When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” (ACIM, Chapter 14, Section IV, This Need Not Be – Paragraph 5)

It can seem that the world has got us into that state of lack and limitation.

It can seem that things are being taken from us.

It can seem that what we want we do not have, cannot have, and will never have.

Appearances are symbolic of our beliefs.

Let us heal the mind that believes in lack by identifying with our spiritual identity – which lacks in nothing – it IS that inner Light.

I AM that great I AM. I AM the Light. I AM the Love.

We must have the courage to look within and discover the Kingdom is within, and not the ugliness and despair we think is all that’s there. That’s just not true. The Light within WILL win!

Year after year in my Masterful Living Course I witness as people heal chronic depression. Some have suffered for more than a decade and have lasting healing after just a few months. The healing happens when we’re willing to change our mind. And truly, if we’re willing, the Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting.

If you’re feeling depressed, feeling far from being Light and Love, know that it is your willingness to choose another thought that is your healer – count your blessings – Love and gratitude is the spiritual practice that heals.

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Masterful Living Course 2019 last day to register!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! Today’s the last day to join us!

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Retreat with us! We’re offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 20 to 24. As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage. It’s such a relief to let it go! If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join us!

Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Promised Land

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

This life is about the journey, not the destination – we hear that all the time, but we still focus on the destination, and sometimes we even make the journey very unpleasant by judging ourselves every step of the way. Been there, done that.

We judge our experience on the journey when there’s no added benefit. After all, we learn through contrast — it’s a journey of contrast, peaks and valleys.

Think of Dr. King and his “Mountain Top” speech. King told us that, in his heart and mind, he had felt and seen the fulfillment of his dream. He declared it in his very last speech, one of my favorites. He said he knew he might not get to the promised land with us in form, but he had seen the coming glory and knew it was real.

On the eve of his assassination, he told us he knew he had played his part, as difficult and grueling as it was, and he was grateful. He was filled with gratitude at having played his part, and for being able to truly know the coming glory. That’s the way to live our life.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in despair, and then decide to move out of it. As we learn to grow towards the Light of our own being, we teach it, we demonstrate it, we share it. That’s a good and beautiful purpose, and I’m glad for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in self-judgment, and then finally decide to Love ourselves and move forward in that discovery where the Love is that much more precious because we had to dig for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to blame others for our problems and live in resentment, and then finally decide to release the judgment, forgive ourselves for straying off course, and then discover all the Wisdom, all the healing, that was encoded into everything that we had labeled as a betrayal.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live a loveless life of manipulating and controlling others, and finally realize that only giving without attachment brings Love and happiness.

Let us be willing to catch the vision of our future glory and hold it in our hearts now with a deep and abiding gratitude, allowing it to manifest as our very life.

Let us enjoy the journey together and drop all judgment, all criticism and all blame, so we can truly live the intended glory of our life now. NOW. Now is the time for us to DECIDE we’re done with playing small and living in lack and limitation. Now is the time for us to choose to move towards the Light in a dedicated and devoted way.

I’m a huge proponent of becoming dedicated and devoted.

It sometimes seems as though we don’t have what it takes, because we’ve left a long trail of broken promises that we’ve made to ourselves. I know A LOT about that.

No matter what the past has been, we can start again in this moment, and the key to our success will ALWAYS be allowing Spirit to do the heavy lifting of figuring out how the healing will happen.

We don’t have to figure out HOW.
Our one job is to ALLOW.

Spirit knows the way. Life IS Love and Love knows the way. There is that within us that knows, and we can ALLOW ourselves to be led.

Dedication to Love, not to rules and limitation.
Devotion to being kind, generous of heart, patient, and helpful has transformed my life, because it has kept my attention on Love.

I used to be angry most of the time.
I felt bitter and resentful much of the time.

I would look for things to be upset about in order to release some of the steam that was building up inside me. I’d blast it out all over people for any reason, whatsoever. I didn’t think about others. I was only hurting and needing to explode.

I felt entitled to hijack the conversation, the day, the event, the dinner, or whatever was going on. I’d hijack it with my desperation and my upset.

Ultimately, I realized, I hate myself for doing that and I have to learn to stop.

I became very determined to learn patience, kindness and generosity of heart, and to practice it NO MATTER WHAT. It wasn’t easy for me. It was extremely challenging and yet, just like when you challenge your physical body to strengthen through working out really hard, you can train your mind to be stronger and more fit.

And that’s what A Course in Miracles is.
It’s a mind training system that works.
When we apply it.

Learning to apply it was challenging only because my willingness to be loving was so much weaker than my need to be right about everything. That need to be right came from weakness. Every time I acted it out, I felt even more weak. What strengthened me was choosing to be loving.

And that’s why I offer the classes I offer now – because when we do it together, it’s SO much easier.

I decided to have 1 goal – and that goal was to simply be loving.

Let’s pray to let Spirit lead us and guide us! We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. And that’s beautiful!

If this topic of beginning again interests you, on January 1st, I did a radio show on The Holy Instant & Special Rebirth & Renewal  that you may find helpful. Also on my radio show, I turn my focus to relationships for the whole month of February. I’ve been doing this for years, and so I’ll be starting that on Tuesday. If this is a topic that particularly interests you, I encourage you to go and check out the A Course in Miracles Radio show archive. You can also get the two podcasts for all of the episodes. It’s all available for downloading, including transcripts. And now, we’re also posting the radio show episodes at YouTube for viewing with captioning at my YouTube channel. If you subscribe, you’ll be notified when new videos are added.

Spirit is always for us and never against us, and we can learn to rely upon that and, when we do, we feel carried and lifted to much higher ground. Like, MLK, we can start to see and feel the promised land, and recognize that it is within us. It has been there all along!

Masterful Living 2019 registration is open again for 2 days. It closes tomorrow, Monday, February 11. If you’d like support to decide if this class is right for you right now, consider signing up for a free Exploratory Call. No pressure. No sales. You’ll connect with a Spiritual Counselor who has taken the course, and done the work, and can answer your specific questions. It’s totally free for you. Click here to sign up for an Exploratory Call.

Let me know what you’re interested in – please take my latest survey – it’s only about 1 minute of your time or less!

Retreat with us! We’re offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 20 to 24. As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage. It’s such a relief to let it go! If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join us!

Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Flow of Love

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

So many of us yearn for more Love in our lives. We’d like more connection, more intimacy, more approval, more fun, more enjoyment. A Course In Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.” To have more Love, give more Love.

And Love asks for nothing — nothing in return, and no recognition, no appreciation. Love is a giving, flowing thing that needs nothing because it already IS everything.

Love is EVERYTHING, what could Love need in return. If you have everything, what is there to need, to want, to lack?

The people I know who are longing for more Love and connection in their life are sometimes aware that they are the ones who are blocking the flow of Love. The block is coming from inside them.

Some folks are in relationships that don’t feel loving. There’s often a belief that the reason there’s a lack of Love in their relationship is because of what the other people are doing. The block is coming from the outside is the false belief. When we think the problem is out there we’re the victim.

Victimhood can feel intensely depressing, frustrating and confusing, as well as hurtful.
And when we think the problem is inside us, and we can’t fix it – that’s equally painful.

What can make things even more difficult, and we might not even realize it, is we’re judging ourselves for not being able to figure it out. We judge ourselves as being a failure, or we judge our loved ones as being bad, wrong and a failure. Judge, judge, judge.

I can so relate to this. I would ping pong back and forth between the two mindsets of blaming myself and blaming others. Blaming doesn’t help. In fact, blaming NEVER helps.

What DOES help increase the flow of Love is being willing to look for the loving choices in the moment. We’re often discussing this in Masterful Living, because we’re so focused on healing our hearts and minds, and that can only come from more Love flowing.

Sometimes Love is as simple as being able to PAUSE, rather than react from the same perspective from the past.

When we pause, something new can happen.
With a pause, we’re letting Spirit have a chance to get in.
In the pause, we can hear the still small voice of Spirit.

It takes a strong willingness to move out of reaction and into a pause.

We all desire to be in the flow of Love so much, it’s worth a little pause, isn’t it?

If you KNEW that training yourself to pause in order to hear the voice for Love would improve the quality of every minute of the rest of your life, would you make it a priority?4 DAYS LEFT!!! I’ve reopened Masterful Living registration, and it’s closing on Monday and then it’s closed until 2020!

So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible. This is the power of an effective spiritual practice.

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

3 Days Left to register – We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living. We have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your own intuition is your best guide!

You have until Feb 11 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition! Let’s do this!

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Awakening Now!

Friday, February 8th, 2019

I AM focused on healing. I don’t have any problem telling anyone who’s interested that I’m actively working on my healing. And I share my healing with everyone because we’re one.

I used to have the experience of “2 steps forward and 1.99 steps back” – I had that experience a lot. It was really painful. I had lots of self-judgment and self-inflicted pain and suffering, berating myself for not doing better.

Yes, I’ve experienced growth for decades, but there were so many set backs that I often felt ashamed because I couldn’t seem to do better. Now, all that has changed.

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

This year, I’m so willing to rock this healing, learning journey!

I’ve been amazed that I could accomplish the amount of healing that I’ve had so far, and I’m going for the total healing. I’m focusing on waking up. All of the ways that don’t serve me are being brought to the Light for healing, and I’m grateful for that.

We have so much support from the invisible. Let’s accept it.

Let’s allow the healing to happen and not get in the way of it, anymore.

Let’s DECIDE to make this year the year that we choose the highest level of healing that we can hold. No more delays. Now is the time for us.

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

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

This is a year of spiritual liberation. This is the year of our reveling in the Light! I claim it and I allow it! And so, it is!

Are you ready to rock this year of spiritual liberation? Let’s do it together! What Joy awaits us?!

4 DAYS left to register – I’m reopening Masterful Living registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020.

So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible. This is the power of an effective spiritual practice.

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

4 Days Left to register – We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living. We have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your own intuition is your best guide!

You have until Feb 11 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition! Let’s do this!

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Deeper

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

I used to get upset so often and so easily. I had a very strong habit, almost an addiction, to taking offense. Being offended gave me a sense of power. And that’s how I learned that taking offense, criticizing, and complaining are ways that those who don’t feel powerful can try to get some kind of sense of power. Unfortunately, it backfires every single time, and just leaves us feeling weaker and more depleted. I feel like I wrote the book on that!

One of the most challenging things for me to grasp, and for many spiritual students, is that we’re not upset for the reason we think we are. (Lesson 5 of A Course in Miracles). For instance, if we’re upset because our loved ones aren’t behaving the way we think they should behave, we’ll always be incorrect.

We’ve been trained to blame our upset on others, but that doesn’t make it right. Blaming another for how we feel is the habit of someone who fears taking responsibility for their choices. And that’s a rough place to be. I know. I lived there for a long time. I don’t ever want to go back – even for a visit.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we’re willing to look beyond the surface of our distress, we can finally discover that we’re actually upset because, although we pretend to be committed to be unconditionally loving, we’ve given ourselves permission to judge our loved ones whenever we feel like it.

When we have the courage to look a little bit deeper, we’ll discover that those judgments we’re holding against our loved ones – our opinions of what they should and shouldn’t be doing – are, by nature, thoughts of attack, with a violent energetic.

There’s a huge gap between being unconditionally loving and giving ourselves permission to mentally attack whenever we feel like it. And, deep down, we know it. It’s blatant hypocrisy. And THAT is the actual cause of our upset.

Deep down, we’re upset because we’ve given ourselves permission to be unkind, unloving, and unjust. On a spiritual level, it’s a profound betrayal of Self. It’s also a form of terrorism. And we can pretend no one is noticing, but there’s only ONE MIND, so there’s no where to hide. And we know it.

What is the cure? Forgiveness. We forgive ourselves and become willing to replace the habit of judging with a commitment to compassion. Compassion is Love, and Love is the healer. When we heal the inner terrorist, we heal terrorism in the world, for All is One, all minds ARE joined. It’s so beautifully healing when we can be grateful we’re response-ABLE and exercise our ability to respond with Love. What a blessing!

So many people know that they need to “let it go,” but they don’t. They don’t let it go, in part, because they don’t know how. They don’t let it go, in part, because they don’t have the support to be willing. And that’s why I feel that my Masterful Living Course is so powerful and so important. Yes, important.

It’s important to be able to leave the past behind and live our true purpose. Forgiveness makes that possible.

The more this community grows, and strengthens and demonstrates the miracles that are possible for us – on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, in relationships and finances and more – the more grateful I am that I said yes to leading this community.

It is my pleasure and my honor to be a witness to the extraordinary healing that takes place in our community. And so, I’ve reopened Masterful Living registration for 1 week only and then it’s closed until 2020.

5 DAYS left to register – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans, and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! You have until Feb 12 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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I Love A Bully

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Have you ever been bullied? I have. Have you ever been the bully? I have. I’ve been on both sides of the experience and what I’ve learned is that the one who acts like a bully is really offering a cry for Love.

Often times. the person who seems like a bully feels so weak and helpless that the only they choice they can see. in order to regain their footing and their sense of self. is to try to push other people around. People who act like a bully will bully themselves. too.

The one who bullies is usually afraid. because they’re convinced that if they don’t get their way that things will be bad, wrong, and unbearable. They are so afraid that things will go badly that they will be willing to ruin their relationships in order to get their way. It’s a form of temporary insanity.

Any form of anger or cruelty is temporary insanity. Let’s have compassion for the one who behaves insanely. Let’s have compassion for the one who is so afraid that they have to intimidate others in order to feel safe. There’s no safety in intimidation. It’s pure insanity.

Having compassion doesn’t mean that we tolerate their behavior. It means not returning the attack, but responding with Love, like the students who were trained in nonviolence during the 1960’s Civil Rights movement.

It might seem hard to believe that the one who acts like a bully feels weak and afraid, but it’s true. Having compassion for the person who feels weak and afraid, even if they’re acting like a bully, can be healing and transformative.

A person who behaves like a bully is often expressing anger – and that anger is really a sign of fear and hurt. Let’s stop looking at the surface and treating the symptoms – let’s go to the root cause and do our healing work!

Let’s extend Love and compassion to the one who acts like a bully – whether it’s oneself or someone else. The healing always starts with our willingness.

Interacting with someone who acts like a bully, whether it’s internal or external, is no fun. However, healing is always available to us when we are willing to choose Love.

Choosing Love isn’t always easy, sometimes it is tremendously challenging – and, in my experience, it’s ALWAYS worth the effort. In fact, the more challenging it is to choose Love, the more benefit there is for us in making the loving choice.

Let’s choose Love today! Let’s find compassion in our hearts for those who behave like a bully. Let’s expand our ability to choose Love to the maximum. Let’s maximize all of the healing opportunities there are for us. Let’s really go for it this year!!

6 DAYS LEFT – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans, and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! You have until Feb 12 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration reopened 

For 1 week only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition!

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Lessons of Love

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Love never fails and ego always fails. It’s the truth of life, and it’s borne out every single day of our lives. We can learn from our expressions of Love and, when we do, it awakens our remembrance of the truth – it’s liberating.

If I could give you some knowledge, some insight, some healing awareness, it would be the belief that you can never fail, because you are Love and Love never fails.

For me, the way that I have learned this is to place my faith and trust in Love. The way I have learned that Love never fails, that the Light of God can never fail, is to be in service to the Light – to live in service to the Light, and it is through being that, living that, doing that, that I’ve come to know and understand that Love and Light cannot fail.

Now, I can see that the only failure there is is the “failure to communicate” Love. And yet, when it seems that we’ve failed to be loving, because of Love and the Power of Love, there is always learning and so Love wins.

What would you invest yourself in, if you knew you couldn’t fail? Be the Love in that thing and you will not fail, you cannot fail.

My invitation to you today is to practicing being of service to the Light through all that you do today. It’s about being Love in your mind and shining that forth into all of your activities. People cannot fail to notice and be inspired, too. And in this way, we share our success with everyone!

This is precisely why the #1 benefit people see in their lives during my Masterful Living Course is the transformation of their relationships. The healing happens in our hearts and spreads to everyone we know. It’s truly miraculous and so inspiring!

7 DAYS LEFT – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans, and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! You have until Feb 12 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration reopened 

For 1 week only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is Lessons of 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!

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Prosperity & Forgiveness

Monday, February 4th, 2019

I see it happen all the time with people who are in class with me. They naturally start to be more prosperous. I feel it’s valuable to understand that Prosperity is so much more than just having a sense of greater financial Abundance. That’s a small part of what Prosperity is.

When we don’t understand what Prosperity really is, it’s no wonder we don’t understand how to activate it.

Prosperity is a spiritual quality that’s part of our true identity. It’s live-streaming all of the time and available for us to express.

Where Jesus said, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven, and all else will be added unto you,” the all else is the full awareness of the spiritual qualities such as Prosperity, Love, Joy, Freedom, Wisdom, Harmony, Abundance, Clarity, Beauty, Wholeness and more.

Prosperity IS Love.
Love IS Prosperity.

Prosperity is a sense of well-being that comes from feeling spiritually connected.
Prosperity is a good night’s sleep and a healthy digestive system.
Prosperity is knowing that you have plenty and so you don’t need to hoard.

What I was amazed to discover for myself is that when I truly dedicated myself to forgiving EVERYTHING, then I began to have this great sense of well-being. I began to feel that I would always have enough for what I needed. Peace came over me.

Prosperity IS Peace. Peace IS Love.

All of the qualities of God are available in our awareness when we are releasing the blocks to Love through an active practice of forgiveness.

On our own, we can get lazy. I see it all the time.

Many times, in Masterful Living, people resist doing the forgiveness letters. I get it.

Many are willing to work very hard to get the money to go on a trip to try to bring more healing in their life. People will put a lot of effort into intellectual pursuits to strengthen their spirituality, and only end up cluttering their mind and feeling confused.

Yet, doing the forgiveness that actually works is often something people put off to another day. That’s why in Masterful Living we help and inspire each other to do the work that actually brings the healing.

And that’s TRUE Prosperity.
It gets activated when we Love ourselves enough to do the forgiveness, and all of the practices of actually being loving. It works!

We’re in it together in my Masterful Living class – if you’d like that kind of support – come join us!

Today – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! You have until Feb 12 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration reopened 

For 1 week only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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The Last Mile

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Imagine that you’re a long distance runner in a marathon race.

You’re running and running and it’s tiring.

Your muscles become depleted, weary and sore.

Your feet and back ache.

You may feel like giving up, because you’d like the pain to be over.

You just want to stop.

Maybe you complain about the scenery along the way.

Maybe you resent and judge the company you meet along the way.

Maybe it feels like you’re running through a valley of shadows and death.

And yet, you cannot actually stop until you cross the finish line.

The only option you have is to drag the race out.

You can fall to your knees and begin to crawl.

You can sit down and wallow in your misery.

If you choose, you can make it more painful, more intense.

Or, you can use your mind to rise above it and keep thine eye single.

You can use every part of your experience to refine your mind and strengthen your awareness of what’s true and what’s not.

You can rejoice to know the journey is coming to an end and your victory is certain.

You’re in the last bit now. You can pick up the pace,or you can slow down. It’s up to you.

You can complain that it’s not over yet and lengthen your experience of the journey, or you can rejoice that your victory is in sight.

The I AM offers us ALL the strength we need to make it to victory. Ask and it is given!

I AM the strength, the courage, the power to move forward steadily through all experiences, whatever they may be, and remain joyous and uplifted, filled with Peace and Harmony at all times by the Glorious Presence which “I AM.” Victory is mine! Victory is mine! Victory is mine!

The basic decision of the miracle-minded
is not to wait on time any longer than is necessary.
Time can waste as well as be wasted.
A Course in Miracles

Are you willing to put the I AM Presence / Higher Holy Spirit Self in charge of your journey to carry you to the end?

Tomorrow: SUPER Early Bird Ends on Saturday  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Lead & Create A Workshop teacher training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Prayer Partners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Right now I’m visiting my BFF, Rev. Karen Russo in Scottsdale, Arizona and I feel blessed. Karen and I have been Prayer Partners for more than 20 years, and our relationship is so clean and clear. We’re 100% in support of each other.

I have my “spiritual posse” of Prayer Partners that are the best-est of friends, and it’s a powerful and beautiful thing to have a solid relationship that is completely about support and celebration of our divinity and Wholeness. My Prayer Partners are my best friends, and I can count on them to join with me and remember the truth with me. We each feel secure in the knowledge that we’re supported at a profound and fundamental level. It’s spiritual security.

Many desire to have spiritual expansion, to feel that deep and fulfilling connection with Spirit. Many yearn simply to be at Peace. And still, there’s resistance and reluctance. Sometimes it seems endless and oppressive – but there’s a cure. It’s the willingness to look within to find the Kingdom of God, where it is actually located.

There’s no substitute for doing the inner work, and there’s no greater way I know than to be able to do it with like-minded souls. Because we resist it so much, it’s a great relief to know that when we gather together, two or more, we can have extraordinary breakthroughs and healing. There’s power in joining!

I encourage you to find a group, a Prayer Partner, a community and commit to the highest level of healing that you’re willing to accept. Now is the time of great healing – let’s say YES and invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self to join us with like-minded souls for our healing!

This is why I LOVE retreats. We get so much ACCOMPLISHED in our healing. It’s beautiful to experience!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: SUPER Early Bird Ends on Saturday  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Lead & Create A Workshop teacher training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Giving

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

I used to be an over-giver, and I would give to depletion. I saw it all around me in spiritual community, and the model of the over-giver was that “this is what being super spiritual looks like.” It took me some time, but I realized that this over-giving isn’t healthy, and it’s actually affirming the ego thought system of our unworthiness.No one who over-gives feels good about themselves.

We over-give because we’re trying to get something in return. We’re looking to get some sense of feeling full instead of living with the deep fulfillment of living a balanced life.

In my classes, I talk about giving and receiving because that’s such a fundamental aspect of life. Yet, how many of us were consciously taught about giving and receiving? It doesn’t seem like there are very many who really are conscious about giving and receiving.

For spiritual students, they’ve heard that giving is better than receiving, but I am grateful to report that can’t possibly be true. The only place there is to receive from is Spirit. So, in some ways it’s more vital to be able to receive well from Spirit. Without that, we won’t have ANYTHING to give that’s worth having.

I had a number of years where I really focused on shifting my ability to receive from Spirit in terms of direct insight, but also from Spirit in what people were sharing with me.

Let’s live without limits. Limits are artificial and imposed by the ego thought system of separation. We don’t need them, and we can live without them. Let’s do it. Are you with me?

In the comments below, I invite you to share a way that you over-give, that you might be willing to let go of, so that Spirit can flow in more fully! Thank you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Lack

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

I started off in the New Thought teachings of Unity in 1986 when I began attending Sunday services with Eric and Olga Butterworth at Lincoln Center. I was living in Manhattan at the time, on West 98th Street and Broadway. My friend, Marie, and I would walk down to Lincoln Center together. It could be really cold in the winter, but it was a great way to start the day.

Eric Butterworth was a clear and beautiful teacher of truth. I so appreciate all the many realizations I had while listening to him. I remember he used to say so often, “God can only do for you what He can do through you.” Eric was a great teacher of Prosperity, but what many folks seemed to miss is that the healing of separation-thinking comes through eliminating poverty consciousness.

Poverty consciousness is the belief in lack and limitation. All thoughts of separation are fundamentally poverty consciousness. It’s the result of being convinced that we are separate from God that leads to our experiences of lack and limitation.

We may say we know that “our thought precedes the thing”, that our thinking makes things manifest, but we nonetheless continue to try to heal the problem by doing things differently in the world rather than to have a healing at the level of the mind. If we operate that way long enough, we conclude that life is not for us and things are against us, but that doesn’t mean it’s true.

One of the things that we work on all year in Masterful Living is becoming aware of the constant stream of lack and limitation thinking. I’ve been working to eliminate it for a long time, and it’s brought me TREMENDOUS benefit. I used to really struggle with a sense of lack. I used to feel angry at all the seeming limitations that people wanted to put on me. I had no idea that it was all coming from inside. Like in one of those horror movies where the killer is inside the building, the killer of fun, Joy, Prosperity, Peace, Harmony and Love was inside my mind.

A common way that we reinforce a sense of separation is to put all the good and rewards in the future. When the good is always in the future, we’re always separate from experiencing it. When our good is a fantasy, then we’re just as far from it.

A Course in Miracles tells us not to seek for Love, but to seek within ourselves to find the blocks that we’ve put against Love. Truly, the faster path is to give the block to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing every time it is felt. Yes, you may have blocks that are very intense and strong, but that may just mean it will take you giving it to the HHSS 500 times before you are more sincere than insincere. Begin today, don’t delay.

It always seems too simple to say that our willingness is ALL that’s required, but it’s our willfulness to block the Love that put the block in place. Spirit can remove it quickly, if we’re truly willing to let it go.

It may seem strange, but one of the best ways to reduce the sense of separation is to make a firm commitment to stop energizing lack and limitation. And to help us do that, be completely willing to recognize all the thoughts of lack and limitation. Start writing them down. Make a list. At the top of the list write:

“These are the things I’m giving to Spirit for healing. I’m done with them. I’m done experiencing them. I am choosing to move on. I am choosing Love instead. Spirit please take these out of my mind so I never think them again:”

Then make your list.
Put them in a notebook.
Take notes in your phone.
Be willing to really make an effort.
Remember, this process costs you nothing. It’s free.

On the other hand, belief in lack and limitation, and feeling like a victim, will drain your life away. They’re extremely debilitating and depressing.

And speaking of depression. ACIM tell us this: “Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.”

Again, depression is the RESULT of lack and limitation thinking.

Be willing to contemplate what you feel deprived of, and then be bold and declare that you’re responsible and you’re now done. You’re willing to let the Spirit do all the heavy lifting of removing the thoughts from your mind. Be willing to be done.

If you’re not done with your depression yet, set a date. Tell the Higher Holy Spirit Self that is the day you’ll be done and start to energize it. Count down the days. Make a pact with Spirit. YOU are the decider. No one else can decide for you. You ARE the one you’ve been waiting for.

One other simple thing that has helped me to shift out of the poverty consciousness is this simple 4 word affirmation:

There is no lack.

God is all.
God is complete.
Nothing is missing.
Nothing can be added to God and nothing can be taken away.
Lack is a false construct that has no power. I’m over it.
I am choosing Love instead.
Spirit please take these out of my mind so I never think them again.
Thank you!

As Eric Butterworth said, “The goal should not be to make money or acquire things, but to achieve the consciousness through which the substance will flow forth when and as you need it.”

We are not victims of circumstances, and experiences.
We are the Light of the world and we can shine that Light anytime we choose.
So much healing is available to us if we’re willing to receive it.

There is a great healing unfolding for us this springSpring Clearing Retreat with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko and more. March 20 to 24 in the Catskills Mountains of NY. Also, just prior to that Jon and I will reprise our How to Create & Lead A Workshop back to back with the retreat – dates are March 14 to 20. This includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop! Woo hoo! SUPER early bird pricing ends Saturday. And we have payment plans!

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Ask and Receive

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

In Masterful Living class I’ve been sharing about the power of asking. One thing I witness is that many spiritual students don’t ask for support enough from Spirit and from other people. There’s an infinite amount of support, but we don’t ask because we don’t feel worthy.

We’ve come to believe that it’s better to give than to receive, but it’s actually not true. Receiving is critical to our spiritual success, because everything we receive we receive from God – where else could it come from?

I AM focused on healing and my healing requires my receptivity.

I don’t have any problem telling anyone who’s interested that I’m actively working on my healing – at the level of the mind and letting it ripple throughout my life.

I used to have the experience of “2 steps forward and 1.99 steps back” – I had that experience a lot. It was really painful. I had lots of self-judgment and self inflicted pain and suffering, berating myself for not doing better.

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

I feel a steady progressive healing. I have learning experiences, but no setbacks. Why? because I’m not judging myself for being a learner. I’m SO grateful that I can be a learner. To learn anything at all is a blessing.

This year, I’m EVEN MORE willing to rock this healing, learning journey! I’ve been amazed that I could accomplish the amount of healing that I’ve had so far, and I’m going for the total healing. I’m focusing on waking up. All of the ways that don’t serve me are being brought to the Light for healing.

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

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

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

This is the year of New Beginnings. This is the year of our reveling in the Light! I claim it and I allow it! And so, it is!

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details! And YES, we have payment plans!

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A Life of Service

Monday, January 21st, 2019

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

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

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

One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his “Loving Our Enemies” sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful, and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living curriculums. You can click here to read the sermon and you can listen to the sermon and read along with this video:

I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then, and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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I will not be threatened!

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt intense rage all because I’ve felt threatened. I’ve felt rage and directed it at myself, at my loved ones, and at strangers. When the wound is deep enough, people can’t handle it anymore. Rage is a form of insanity.

The violence of this world is often the result of people who feel the same as I used to feel. –a seething rage deep down. They’re feeling like a victim and acting out. Haven’t we all felt powerless, inadequate, ashamed, hurt and afraid? If it’s not addressed, it festers and ferments until it becomes rage that explodes. People often have no concept that healing is available to them.

Consider that people without a spiritual practice will generally feel that there’s nothing that can be done about their feelings. There are people in my life that have no real spiritual practice, and are not looking at their life from a spiritual perspective, and they are 100% convinced that life is happening TO them. They don’t have a concept that they could change their perspective and feel differently about themselves and their lives.

This is precisely why what we’re doing, working at the level of the mind, is so critical to the healing of ALL humanity.

For a moment, let’s consider how we talk about anger. We say things like:

He’s mad at them.

I’m mad AT them.

It sounds like shouting at, throwing something at.

Sometimes we say: They make me so mad.

They MAKE me.

Can you feel how our language and thought can be focused on being separate and being a victim or an attacker? “They make me so angry” and “ He’s mad at them” are the kind of thinking that we — you and I — are here to heal.

The fastest path I know of to healing this human insanity of victim and attacker, which is what terrorism is all about, is taking total responsibility for what you see and what you experience. 0% blame, 100% responsibility.

If you feel angry about ANYTHING, you’re probably also afraid about something, and underneath that fear is usually some deep sense of hurt or betrayal. The fear underneath the anger is usually because we haven’t recovered from some past hurt or betrayal, and we’re still holding onto judgment about what happened (remembered or not remembered) and we’re afraid of being hurt or betrayed again – we’re afraid of being poked again in an unhealed wound.

I’m willing to admit that I’ve intentionally tried to hurt or wound people because I felt threatened by them. In my past, there were times when my ego was convinced best defense was a good offense. Unfortunately, it’s not true. Fortunately, I learned from it and have forgiven myself.

The teaching about responsibility is essential to our waking up and living a joyful life, AND it is absolutely unacceptable to the ego. The ego will reject it every time. Consider this:

“I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.” ~ A Course in Miracles

If you think about the great spiritual teachers who have led many to healing in their own heart and mind, and those who have inspired us, they all teach taking responsibility.

Responsibility is very different from blame. For me, taking responsibility necessarily includes realizing that there’s something for me to learn. I have a willingness to learn, and I have an ability to learn. I can learn and grow and bring benefit to all – that’s the motivation for taking responsibility.

It helps to remember what it says early on in ACIM: “Nothing real can be threatened.”

We are of God, we cannot be threatened. Why?
Because there’s nothing OUTSIDE of or in addition to God that could threaten me.
All threats come from within and are projected outwards, and this is why we can transform our experience by healing at the level of the mind. Responsibility is RESPONSE-ability and it is the key to no longer feeling threatened.

I will not be threatened anymore! Enough of that insanity!

We’re in a world where the curriculum is about learning the difference between total responsibility and blame. The difference IS our liberation.

The ends is in the means. The means to a peaceful world is Peace. Peace IS the way. If we would like to live in a peaceful world, we must be willing to be peaceful. We cannot help by looking at the world and being mad AT them or thinking they MADE us angry. The only way the world can heal is if we heal the habit of blame. There’s nothing loving about blaming.

In the simplest human interactions where there’s a sense of upset, when people can take responsibility for their part in it, then compassion flows, forgiveness flows, judgment dissolves, the walls of separation come down.

If the world frightens you – take responsibility for your part in it. Be willing to look very carefully around your life to where you are terrorizing your self. Look deeply into that and heal that in yourself – it will shift the world.

Anger is a cry for Love. Compassion is the only healing answer. When you feel angry, train yourself to go right to self-compassion. As your mind heals, the world around you will heal. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your family, your workplace, and your life. Go for it!

This is how we actively change the world by changing our mind about the world. Let’s practice together today, and be truly helpful!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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Awakening!

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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

Yes, I’ve experienced steady growth, but there were constant setbacks, and I often felt ashamed that I couldn’t seem to do better. As I’ve shared before, I felt like a spiritual failure.

Can you relate? Do you ever feel that, no matter what you do, you just can’t move further? I used to feel that way, and it was so frustrating! I was hitting the spiritual glass ceiling, and I just felt so confused by it.

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

This year, I’m so willing to rock this healing, learning journey! I’ve been amazed that I could accomplish the amount of healing that I’ve had so far, and I’m going for the total healing. I’m focusing on waking up. All of the ways that don’t serve me are being brought to the Light for healing.

We have so much support from the invisible. Let’s accept it. Let’s ALLOW the healing to happen, and not get in the way of it anymore. Let’s stop affirming what we don’t want and don’t like, and start calling forth our deepest heart’s desire. Let’s make ourselves available to receive it.

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

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

This is the year of New Beginnings. This is the year of our reveling in the Light! I claim it and I allow it! And so, it is!

Are you ready to rock this year of New Beginnings? Let’s do it together! No more delays!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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Replace the Fear with Faith

Friday, January 18th, 2019

A friend of mine, who is a life coach, shared a list of fears that people might like help with. It’s a really good list. On the list are so many fears that I used to have – fears that really used to bother me, upset me, and motivate me to do all kinds of things — some of them helpful, and some of them not.

The list of fears is:

  1. Fear of Rejection – worried what others think of you
  2. Fear of Success – not sure you can keep it up if you do make it big
  3. Fear of Failure – it’s better not to try than fail
  4. Fear of Intimacy – do you stop yourself from getting close?
  5. Fear of Loneliness – eat, drink, binge watch Game of Thrones, repeat
  6. Fear of Loss – can’t bare to love because one day they will leave
  7. Fear of Change – you only feel safe when things stay exactly the same
  8. Fear of Being Judged – what will they say if you do, wear, think like that
  9. Fear of the Unknown – the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t
  10. Fear of Not Being Good Enough – deep down you’re afraid this is really true…

What I know to be true is this:

Behavior modification is not the method for healing the root cause of any of these fears.

Love is the method for healing the root cause of ALL of these fears. Self-Love is the fastest path to healing.

Love is what we are. When we consciously choose to invoke the Higher Holy Spirit Self to help us remember our true identity, then we’re gently led to the ways in which we can release all attachment to the false identity. When we release the blocks to Love, then Love is what is revealed and our perfection is clearly visible. Forgiveness is the way to release the blocks to Love.

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus tells us, “… the Holy Spirit is part of you … He is both God and you, as you are God and Him together.” T-16.III.5.

There you have it. Jesus is telling us that the Holy Spirit is part of us. The Holy Spirit is both God and us, as we are God and the Holy Spirit together.

Oneness. Unity.

Our willingness to accept it is ALL that’s required. This is our healing. Truly, there’s no other healing, only this willingness to accept the union that ALREADY IS.

The Holy Spirit, Who is part of us, will do the heavy lifting of figuring out how we can release all fears. We can relax and simply begin to choose Love and willingness.

The healing is happening now.
We don’t have to ask how.
Our only task is to stay focused on how we can extend Love.

And that’s why I do what I do, because I enjoy extending Love and sharing about it. I love when we join together for our healing. I LOVE IT! It’s always amazing and always beautiful.

Joining with others speeds our sense of healing and strengthens our sense of unity – that’s part of why I love being a Spiritual Counselor, and why I love training Spiritual Counselors and empowering them. Please consider working with one of the Spiritual Counselors I’ve certified or that I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis with all the Counselors-in-Training and the ones who are certified set their own rates – look here: http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/

The folks who are in Masterful Living with me often start a relationship with one of these beautiful Spiritual Counselors. As we let go of the blocks to Love, we allow ourselves to be truly supported in a way that’s profoundly healing! Please make use of this great resource and replace the fear with faith!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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