Archive for the ‘Peace’ Category

Annoyance

Monday, October 15th, 2018

It used to be, that on a regular basis, I’d be around people that I found annoying. Some were slightly annoying and some were intensely annoying.

I used to think that the annoyance factor was their fault. Some people were intentionally annoying and some were unintentionally annoying. I’ve learned a lot about my own inner annoyance meter through the gift of being a spiritual counselor and teacher.

Some people actively press other people’s buttons. It’s a common thing that insecure people actively do their best to annoy and irritate others so that they’ll be rejected. Once rejected, in their own mind, they go from being just a loser to being RIGHT about being a loser.

Once they feel convinced they’re right, they don’t have to push so hard. Sometimes when we’re really nice and loving to someone who has a low self-image they can’t handle it and have to begin pushing to get you to reject them. And, if you can be pushed to being unloving and unkind, maybe you will be. This person is helping you to see how committed you are.

Other people seem annoying to us because they’re behaving in ways we don’t like about ourselves and some people seem annoying because they’re able to express things we have denied.

For instance, someone who feels really constricted might be intensely annoyed by someone who feels very free and demonstrates it. It’s the expression of Freedom that is threatening.

I’ve noticed that all of my upsets are of my own making and it’s better if I don’t blame anyone, including myself. 100% responsibility with zero blame.

What I notice is that hardly anyone annoys me, but sometimes I do feel frustrated in certain situations that are issues I’m working through.

It’s a relief not to be annoyed by other people anymore. I didn’t see that coming!

Spiritual practice brings so many benefits. It’s extraordinary. There are hidden benefits and amazing very noticeable benefits and I’d like to claim them all!

THIS MONTH! I’m getting ready to re-open my spiritual bootcamp class – Finding Freedom From Fear – stay tuned! If you’re not sure if it’s right for you, book a free exploratory call to learn more!

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Grace & Gratitude for Healing

Friday, October 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Loving Acceptance

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Loving acceptance of WHAT IS does not make us weak – just the opposite. Our loving acceptance of what is can bring us Peace, but not if we hold in our mind that acceptance is somehow a “giving up”.

When we’re at Peace, we can feel, and hear, and recognize spiritual guidance and intuition. We can be truly helpful.

What is acceptance?

We accept that what is going on is happening.
We accept that what happened has happened.
We accept that things are as they are.

That’s what acceptance is.
It doesn’t mean we like it, and it doesn’t mean we approve.

First we accept, and then we can energize our intentions in order to bring a shift.

A Course in Miracles tells us,
“ … seek not to change the world,
but choose to change your mind about the world.”

For instance, let’s say your house just became flooded and, effectively, destroyed. Your workplace has also been destroyed, and so you no longer have a job, but you still have a family to feed and take care of. You might find this intensely upsetting. You might not like it at all. You might not wish to accept it. If you’re not able to accept what is happening, you’ll have a hard time moving to the place of healing. Acceptance comes first.

I’ve heard a number of people say things like “What will be, will be.” Que sera sera.

That goes against what I’ve learned about this world.
This world is a projection of our mind, gently planned by One Whose only purpose is our good.
It’s not happening TO us.
It’s happening BY us. We’re part of the group mind that’s bringing global changes about.

In this world, we make choices of how to think and feel about things, and our thoughts and beliefs become our experiences. Our beliefs are like a magnet in our mind that attracts the thoughts that we might choose to think. Our thoughts, then, become like molds that form our experiences. We can break the mold and have a new experience. We can choose a new thought. We can relinquish the beliefs that don’t serve, and energize the truth that sets us free.

“True learning is constant, and so vital in its power for change that a Son of God can recognize his power in one instant and change the world in the next. That is because, by changing his mind, he has changed the most powerful device that was ever given him for change.” ACIM T-7.V.7.

We are not victims of circumstance.
We can change our mind.
We can choose our thoughts.

Let’s recognize our power, rather than deny it.

It’s so valuable to us that we have the ability to change our mind, and that we have the ability to choose what we’ll energize. We can choose to serve God or ego.

What will be, will be — unless we change our mind about it.
Let’s choose to change our mind about the world.

Let’s take dominion over our minds, and continuously energize the highest and best for all and a world that works lovingly for everyone.

Let us not just stand back and become voyeurs in this world. We are the dreamers of this dream. Let’s not abdicate our “response-ability”. Let’s actively energize that more Peace, more Love and more Joy are happening now.

We pray to accept the things we cannot change, and to Love what is, even if we don’t like it.

Acceptance is a starting point to our empowerment!
Forgiveness is the thing that brings us to acceptance AND empowerment!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Good Decision

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

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

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

So, then what happens?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That was the best decision I ever made.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Forgiveness and Healing

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to join us

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How Does Healing Happen?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tell the Truth & Take Responsibility

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Here in the U.S. we’re witnessing a lot of drama with a current Supreme Court nomination. I pray the truth is revealed (whatever that is) and that Love prevails. I have faith in truth and in Love, and I let them lead and guide me every day.

When I was a teenager, in my 20’s and beyond, I would sometimes say and do things that I’d later regret and wish to bury forever. I’ve had all kinds of experiences that led me to be self-disgusted, and even afraid of my own emotions and outbursts.

I’ve had times when I got really drunk and couldn’t remember half of what I said, and what I did – although I’m 100% certain I never was molested, or attacked someone myself, while under the influence.

I used to have memories of things that would make me cringe. Self-forgiveness freed me from all of them.

Self-forgiveness gave me humility and common sense.

Self-forgiveness gave me the freedom to no longer beat myself up from the past.

Most people I know have strong regrets. Some people are tortured by them, and I pray they find self-forgiveness.

My life of mistakes, short comings, obnoxious and belligerent behavior and outbursts, and a million missed opportunities to extend Love, has taught me to take responsibility for my choices and actions– to learn from them and share what I learn.

No blame.
No shame.

As Thich Nhat Hanh says, blaming never helps.

Everyone I know makes errors.

Life is a constant stream of tactical errors, missteps, freak-outs, meltdowns and mayhem. And yet, we can rise above the battleground with self-forgiveness. We can remember to laugh. We can remember to have compassion. We can set ourselves free with admitting the truth, and having the humility to take responsibility for our choices and their effects.

One thing that helps me is the last paragraph at the end of Chapter V, the text of A Course in Miracles – this one paragraph is a complete life-changer:

“Decision cannot be difficult. This is obvious, if you realize that you must already have decided not to be wholly joyous if that is how you feel. Therefore, the first step in the undoing is to recognize that you actively decided wrongly, but can as actively decide otherwise. Be very firm with yourself in this, and keep yourself fully aware that the undoing process, which does not come from you, is nevertheless within you because God placed it there. Your part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace. Say this to yourself as sincerely as you can, remembering that the Holy Spirit will respond fully to your slightest invitation: I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace. I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise. I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace. I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him. I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.” T-5.VII.6.

Let’s give all the consequences to the Holy Spirit for healing, and move the heck on in gratitude for the gift of God’s unerring Grace! Are you willing?

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

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

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

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Forgive

Monday, September 24th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Relationship Weather

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Here in North America, autumn has just arrived. I love Fall, but I love all the other seasons too. I really don’t have a super strong preference anymore. All four seasons are so great.

I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan (my parents met at the University of Michigan) and when I was 9, we moved to Rhode Island. Both of those places have HARD winters, but not as hard as Maine.

I lived for several years on Deer Isle, an island off the cost of Maine. But winters there are not as rough as on the mainland, and up north and inland.

The worst cold I’ve ever experienced was once, on Deer Isle, when it got to 20 below zero. That’s about -29 Celsius. Brrrrrrrrr, cold! At that temperature, it actually hurts. Your nose hairs freeze!

And still, I don’t mind winter. I LOVE it. I love the snow, and even the cold. I love the change of seasons. After 22 years of living in Los Angeles, and experiencing mostly the same thing every day, it’s so wonderful to experience weather again.

I like weather on the outside, but not on the inside. Peace is never boring to me. Peace is where it’s at.

Sometimes, in our relationships, it can seem like we hit stormy weather. It can feel like a fire, a flood, an earthquake or an hurricane. Maybe you’ve felt a volcanic eruption. I certainly have!

When we go through the rough times, and we don’t hold it against each other, when we can have compassion and extend Love for what others are going through, then people can feel the REAL Love – they can feel that it’s not conditional, and that it’s genuine.

Sometimes, there’s a great benefit to going through a difficulty.

I’ve been through tough times in my very closest relationships and, because we have Love and compassion, we got through it, and then we’re even closer, even more connected, having gone through a rough patch. And, there’s no holding onto the past.

My favorite A Course in Miracles lesson is #68 Love holds no grievances.

When the relationship storms hit, we can rise to higher ground!

Love holds no grievances, nor do I.
Practicing forgiveness has helped me to heal my heart.

I have such gratitude for my relationship healing that I cannot begin to express it. My life is ENTIRELY different. I feel completely different from how I used to feel. That’s worth everything!

We can activate the grace of God.
Forgiveness is that great activator.

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

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

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

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Prayer Works

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Yesterday, I had the beautiful opportunity to connect on video chat with my sweet friend and fellow A Course in Miracles teacher, Maria Felipe. We were talking about the power of prayer. She was saying that one of my Prayers for Today was how she first connected with me, and how much she loves my prayers.

We were talking about how prayer works. It’s a seed planted in the One Mind of all creation. As long as we let it grow, it will bring what it’s intended to bring. The challenge most of us have is that we will plant a seed of powerful affirmation, but then we negate it many times over.

Many are taught to believe that prayer is begging and beseeching God, and that God that we’re beseeching may or may not be listening, that God may or may not grant our wish. But that’s not my experience.

We’re part of Spirit. We share the Infinite Mind of our Creator, and our mind is very holy because of this.

We can plant whatever seeds that we would like. That’s our free will. We can pull them up and replant anytime we’d like. That’s our prerogative. We can energize negativity or we can energize Love– it’s our choice.

No matter what we choose to think, whatever it is we think, we’re pouring it into the One Mind of the Infinite and sharing it with all beings, all day every day.

We can pollute the mind we share. We can replay the same painful memories. We can harbor attack thoughts– or we can extend Love, kindness, generosity and helpfulness. We get to choose what we feel like contributing today – toxicity or relief from toxins. God doesn’t judge what we choose.

We can learn through pain or we can learn through Joy. Choose ye this day whom you will serve, God or ego.

There is no punishment if we choose ego. If we choose ego, we experience more ego and learn from that. If we choose Love, we experience Love’s expansion and we learn from that.

Have you had an amazing experience of prayer? If you’d like to share, I’d love to know – please share in the comments below!

In my retreats, we have a lot of positive and healing prayer. People have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Peace Lights

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ask to Receive

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

I have learned the power of asking for what you’d like. However, it only works well when we don’t have an attachment to what we’d like to experience.

When there’s an attachment, then there’s something to heal. It’s so helpful to remember that all attachments come in one of two flavors: cravings or aversions. Cravings are the things we believe we need, or want, or have to have. Aversions are the things that we hate, dislike, and can’t stand,

When we have an aversion, then we’re blocking the flow, because we think we know what is needed. Our judgments block the flow of the All Good.

Usually when we have a craving or an aversion, we feel more discomfort related to it, and that lets us know that we can let something go and experience more Peace, more Freedom, more healing.

If you’d like to experience more Peace, more Love, more Joy or any other experience– even a specific one, such as more time at the beach– ask for assistance from the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

We can fall into neglect of our relationship with Spirit. Many times we don’t connect with Spirit except when we feel really needy. Think about it: Imagine you had a relationship with someone who only contacts you when they feel really needy. Wouldn’t that feel like a dysfunctional relationship?

Being in the flow of giving and receiving is our natural state. When we’re consistently asking for guidance, insight, connection and support from Spirit, then we’re in a flow of relationship, and we’re declaring that we’re available for that connection, as well as worthy of the connection. That makes a HUGE difference in our experience.

If you feel like you’re disconnected from Spirit, start asking for insight, Clarity, Wisdom and support. You’ll be amazed at how it starts to flow in immediately.

Spirit is live-streaming pure goodness and insight 24/7 and we can connect at anytime. Let’s connect for the sake of connecting, rather than just when we need something. Let’s improve the quality of the most important relationship we have!

Unforgiveness, hurt, resentments, blame, shame and guilt all block the flow of insight and Clarity. With Clarity there’s Peace. We can block our own experience of Peace in our mind, our relationships and our body by holding onto unforgiveness.

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

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

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Miracles & Mysticism

Monday, September 17th, 2018

What is a mystic? What qualifies a person? A mystic is someone who is awake and aware to their direct connection with Spirit. They’re in tune with that Higher Holy Spirit Self and not feeling separate, most of the time.

It’s our nature to have a mystical connection with Spirit. Everything about us is designed to be consciously connected to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, and yet, one of the most frequent questions I get is “how can I feel more connected to God?”

I find that many people are denying their God connections and Spirit promptings. It’s not that they don’t have them, they don’t recognize them.

I’ve really come to LOVE the writings of the great mystics. I’ve found them so helpful and inspiring in helping me to recognize my own mystical connection which grows daily.

This is why I’m SO excited to sponsor a brand new class by Jon Mundy! All great mystics are in tune with the truth, and ACIM is a teaching of pure truth without personality or exceptions. In fact, there are very few books that I read that aren’t written by mystics. Truth is truth, and it’s liberating as well as inspiring!

Jon Mundy has designed a class for us that guides us through a deeper look at the eternal truth that has been shared by the great mystics for ages – so that we can be inspired and uplifted. This is a comprehensive class looking at these great mystical teachers in the context of ACIM:

Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, Theresa of Avila, William Blake, from the Eastern Tradition, Ramana Maharshi, Wei Wu Wei, Nisargadatta, and Ramesh Belsekar, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Underhill and Robert Adams.

Over the years of offering classes with so many different spiritual teachers, I’ve come to really admire Jon Mundy and his truly living these liberating teachings of A Course in Miracles. His personal life experience has taught him so much, and he still has a great sense of humor!

This class starts tomorrow!

Click here to register now and learn more

This class will examine what the mystics see.

  • Why is A Course in Miracles a mystical document?
  • What exactly is mysticism and what is a miracle?
  • Who are some of the “great” mystics?
  • What do the mystics see, hear – and thereby come to know?
  • What are the characteristics of a “true” mystic?
  • What are the basic overlaps and differences between Christianity and the Course?
  • What is the role of the body in Mysticism and Miracles?
  • We’ll talk about some of the things which “mysticism” is not and what “miracles” are not.
  • Why are children often “mystically inclined”?
  • What stimulates the mind to open to the mystical?

These are some great subjects!

If you feel called – register now so you can participate tomorrow!

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Hurricane

Friday, September 14th, 2018

As the hurricane Florence is landing here in the U.S., my thoughts are with all the millions of people who will be affected. My prayers are with those who are frightened and who have lost power and whose property is even now being ravaged. God bless them.

I bless all those who provide service and care to those who have and been and will be touched by the storm.

For me, the storm, and all storms, are an expression of our collective thought and belief. The floods, the fires, the wind and rain, is all an outward manifestation of our own collective inner turmoil.

As we all know, our thoughts and beliefs become manifest in one form or another. Form is thought in the mental body, emotion in the emotional body, physical experience in the physical body, and it’s also the relationships, situations and circumstances of our life.

This is why self-forgiveness is the #1 tool we have to transform EVERYTHING.

There is much hidden guilt, shame and self-condemnation for the millions of unloving and unkind thoughts that we have perpetuated lifetime after lifetime.

I’m certain that our own self-forgiveness is the way out of every single challenge that we have, and it also changes the weather.

And this is why I focus on self-forgiveness in my life, my work and in everything – it’s so powerful and transformative. I truly believe it is the only way out of our difficulties. (Join me at my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next month.)

I witness that the storms last September and this September have significantly reduced as they hit they approached landfall. I understand that this is because of the effect the land has on the storm, but I also feel that everyone’s prayers and outpouring Love and compassion really do help reduce the storm alleviate the suffering caused by it.

One thing is not to dwell on the negative anticipation of the storm, and the negative effects of the storm. Our minds are so powerful, let us not dwell on that which we do not wish to see and experience. This way we can be truly helpful!

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Forgiveness & Miracles

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

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

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

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

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

… or so we think.

Fortunately, it’s not true.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prosperity is SO MUCH more than just financial abundance.

Prosperity is being in the flow of Love.

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

It’s having harmonious relationships.

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

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

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

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

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

And so we delay, we resist.

We let our happiness be in the future.

Happiness in the future doesn’t exist.

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

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

It’s just like this:

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

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

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

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

Miracles naturally flow from forgiveness.

Unforgiveness blocks our miraculous life.

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

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

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

~ Carolyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peace IS the Way

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The butterfly effect is real.

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

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

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

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

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

This is the key!

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

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

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

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

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Dishwasher Miracle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

I’ve learned to be on the lookout for opportunities to recognize that life loves me, and God is loving me through everything in my experience, so let me stay OPEN to it! Yes, please!

Miracles are when I change my mind and think with Spirit. Things often demonstrate in form in ways that are really cool and often surprising and definitely an affirmation of God’s infinite goodness operating in our lives. I endeavor to be in tune with it always.

So, here’s my dishwasher miracle:

At our family home on Deer Isle, Maine, the dishwasher malfunctioned and seemed to need a repair. I called Glen, our dishwasher, appliance guy, who came out to the house (an hour drive each way in these remote parts) and took a look. He diagnosed that the part was busted and he ordered a replacement part. A couple of days and we’d have it.

Turns out. They don’t have the part anymore, you can’t get it. This dishwasher is 12 years old. Time for a new one.

However, I had the thought to use the mighty power of God’s goodness in the form of googling for the replacement part. I just had this feeling that somehow, there was a part and I could find it. Which, in it’s way, is a crazy thought because looking for parts isn’t my thing.

Machinery isn’t my bailiwick. I’m “such a girl” that way. When I think of fixing machines, I think of other people fixing them while I make coffee and tell them what a good job they’re doing.

I thought my brother would be searching the internet for the part. He’s definitely that hunter kind of guy, but nope, he was ready to buy the new dishwasher.

Something told me to search online and I’d find it. It took a bit of effort, not much, and a VERY long chat with the parts guy at Kenmore. Finally, it did seem as though I’d found a replacement part – not the actual part, but some kind of substitute. Eureka!

Now, I’m having this live online chat while simultaneously talking to Glen’s sales person about buying a new dishwasher from them. Turns out it’s going to be $1200 all in. Suddenly, I’m feeling the repair is the best way to go for us, at least for now. It saves about $1000.

I felt I had to check with Glen, my repair guy, because it did seem that he would have found this part if it were to be found. He knows his stuff. I couldn’t reach him, and I’m STILL on this live chat with the guy at Kenmore, when Glen texts me. He’s in my neighborhood, (Amazing!) can he come over and chat with me about it.

Glen arrives, we realize why his Kenmore guy didn’t know about the substitute. We order it. Glen will have it and fix it on Thursday. Bam!

Now, here’s the miracle – I followed my intuition, EVEN THOUGH I had a hesitation. Miracles happen at the level of the mind and THEN demonstrate in form.

I hesitated to follow the guidance I got, because I am not a machinery person. I don’t like tracking things down on the internet. I thought it would be hard. And, I had SO much to do yesterday, I really didn’t want to put time into doing something like hunting down parts on the internet, but I was leaving in this morning, so I had to get it sorted out yesterday. We have renters coming on Friday.

Another miracle was that I almost ordered the part, but something told me “don’t do it.” It turned out, it would have been the wrong part. Glen helped me realize that when he came over – my hero! – and another miracle was that he was literally 2 minutes away when I was at crunch time. Everything aligned for these wonderful and miraculous cosmic alignments.

PLUS, Glen said I don’t need to get the 4 year parts and labor warranty for $199 when I do buy a new dishwasher because it just won’t be needed. That’s not when these machines breakdown. What a good guy.

I had resistance to following my intuition, but I could just FEEL that it was a mistake to do it any other way. I’ve learned that listening to my intuition is so helpful and I sometimes have resistance. I used to have A LOT of resistance and reluctance, but now I know that there’s a healing in feeling the resistance and there’s a miracle in not letting that feeling drive my experience. The resistance is not my decider, Spirit is.

What I’ve learned: Following my intuition saves time, energy and $$$. Following my intuition is only possible when I’m looking for the loving choice. Loving choices always bring benefit and make room for miracles!

Do you have miraculous experiences like these? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Stress Relief. 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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Spiritual Community

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

People are having breakthroughs!
The ripple effect is everywhere to be seen!

Back in the mid-1980’s I had a realization, it came with a visual, which I don’t usually get, but in that moment I had a clear vision of myself as being a Light Being. I had a moment of clarity where I could really sense that I was moving in a direction of pure perfection.

At that time, I believed it would take a hundred lifetimes to accomplish the feat of returning to my perfect natural state as pure light, but I didn’t care. It was a turning point in my life. I started to make a priority of being kind, loving, and compassionate. I knew I had a long way to go, and I just wished to do the best I could do in this life time.

I began to shift and change, to lighten up at a pace much faster than I’d ever imagined possible. At the end of three years I’d increased my Light as far as I’d previously believed I could do in a whole life time. That was AMAZING to me.

While half of the time I feel as though I have to repeat the same lessons so many times that I seem to be mentally deficient. Other times I can get things pretty quickly and move through them with a lot of grace.

Life is so unpredictable!

What experience has taught me is to give it my best and not judge my progress or my effort. Imagine that you’re driving across all of Europe, it would be a much more difficult journey if you’re going the whole way focused on the rear view mirror. Much better to keep your focus on where you are and where you’re headed.

Just focus on where you’re headed.
Not in a fantasy of where you’d like to go, but where you’re actually intending to go this day, this week, this month. Have strong intention.

And be part of a team.

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to have a call with many who are in leadership with Power of Love Ministry. Things are growing in such a beautiful way and it’s powerful to see how much we are all growing into our true Higher Self expressions. I witness these beautiful souls shift and change and grow weekly.

This community is loving and strong.
It’s supportive and inspiring.
The leadership is IMPRESSIVE.
And all of that continues to increase with every passing year.

Never doubt the ripple effect of each loving choice that you make.

I witness so many people bring a loving revival to their families and their workplace because of the choices they make to be more their true selves.

For me, it’s been extraordinary to discover that where I once believed that my true self was evil, bad and wrong, and I needed to keep it hidden, now I absolutely KNOW that everyone’s true self is beautiful, loving and strong.

I spent so many years in despair thinking there was something wrong with me. Now, I can use what I learned during that time to help others that feel the way I did. And they can help others, and they can help others and together we are rising in Love. It’s a very beautiful thing to behold.

If you’re like me, and think you don’t have what it takes, then you may find that doing what I did is helpful. I took it one moment at a time, looking for the loving choices and making as many as I could. I simply kept my attention on where I was and where I was headed. My intention kept me aligned with Spirit even though I went off track at least 1,000 times per day.

Spirit cannot fail. Let’s put Spirit in charge to get to where we’d like to be!

WE START TODAY: So often, people tell me how my Finding Freedom From Fear class was the turning point for them in their relationships and in how they felt about themselves. They tell me that now their life is completely different. If you’re ready for a turning point, please consider joining me! Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts on Thursday!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

COME BACK! Have you already taken Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp?
There’s a special offer to repeat right NOW – Join us before Thursday and it’s only $22 per month – join for two months and take advantage of all the new aspects of the class and get the support of the small group in the Freedom Circle!

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Stand In the Open

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

So often I feel moved to write a Daily Spiritual Espresso that’s entitled Don’t Give Up, but then I think about half of my daily blogs would be called that. Maybe I could rename the Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso and call it Daily Reminder to Not Give UP! LOL.

The alternate title for today is Don’t Give Up, but Spirit showed me the title Stand In the Open instead.

You may have heard me say this:

The judger always feels judged.
The attacker always feels attacked.
The lover always feels beloved.

That’s been my life learning and it’s been a helpful reminder to me. I can choose my experience. I prefer to feel beloved ALL the time, and yet sometimes, I forget.

For decades I didn’t know that the judgment I felt and the attacks I felt could bother me or not bother me. It took me a good many years to realize that when I was self-loving other people’s attacks didn’t bother me. They became cries for Love that I could answer by extending compassion and kindness.

I am not always successful, but my batting average is getting better and better and I am grateful for that every day.

When I fail at being loving, my recovery time is getting shorter and shorter and I’m celebrating that every day.

VICTORY!
I AM VICTORIOUS!

I AM God victorious when I realize that someone else is trigged and I can do the opposite of what I would have done in the past. In the past I would have been so threatened that I’d have to poke the bear just to feel righteous that it was all them and not me. Ugh.

I AM God victorious when I feel the patterns of separation coming up for healing and I choose healing.

I am dedicating my life to this because I never thought I could be truly excellent at anything. God is excellent as me when I am willing to let the past go.

No matter how long and intense the past has been, I can let ALL of it go now. That is my redemption. I can offer it to myself and share it with others. In fact, that’s my goal. That’s my heart’s desire. That’s my passion.

I see everything in my life being continuously transformed through my choosing Freedom and finding that it was there all along – I could have chosen sooner, but that I’m choosing now is the miracle that I’m focused on.

I used to hide in the shadows with my little daggers of judgment and attack. I used to creep around people offering my complaints and criticisms.

Now, I can stand in the open, with humility and ask for support. I can ask for collaboration in healing. I can share what I’ve learned without thinking I’m superior. It’s a huge relief.

I can stand in the Light and simply feel free and that’s all because I didn’t give up.

Don’t give up!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is When Your Family Isn’t Spiritual.

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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Nonviolence

Monday, August 27th, 2018

You’re probably pretty familiar with the idea of “just say no to drugs,” that campaign that I associate with Nancy Reagan. Well, what about “just say yes to Love?”

For me, really focusing on LOOKING for the loving choices in my life came from my decision to have a personal practice of nonviolence. Back in 1997, I was inspired by the lives of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and by Mahatma Gandhi, and I began my personal practice of nonviolence.

What that entailed was my becoming super mindful of every choice that I was making. This was many years before I began to study A Course in Miracles, but it had much the same effect. I began writing daily inspiration as an outgrowth of my personal practice of nonviolence.

By looking at each and every choice as being either loving or unloving, I began to have a major shift in my view of myself, my life, and my experiences.

Practicing nonviolence is practicing Love. It was deeply healing and it was rather simple to identify whether or not choices were loving or unloving. I quickly began to see that it was all about my frame of mind. The same action could be loving or unloving depending upon my intention and that was fascinating to me.

I began to understand my personal power at a whole new level of clarity.

By focusing on looking for the loving choices, rather than focusing on what was wrong, bad and unloving, I began to dramatically increase the amount of Love and Light in my life.

Focusing on the opportunities to choose Love was so much easier than focusing on what I was doing that was unloving and unkind.

By making so many more loving choices, I began to experience MUCH more Love in my life and I began to experience the healing of my mind at a rapid rate.

That’s really what laid the foundation for my Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp class. Once I began to study A Course in Miracles, I began to have even more clarity about the power of loving choices.

Practicing nonviolence isn’t rocket science, and it’s not painful. It’s liberating and it’s joy-full.

Amazing grace is what I found through this personal practice of being loving. I found the freedom from fear that I was looking for and I’m so grateful that it continues to reveal and unfold in the most amazing ways no matter what’s happening in my life. Yay, God!

FREE CLASS DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW: For this purpose of clearing and making healthier choices, I offered a wonderful class last week to help get clear about how to let go and return to Peace. There’s no charge for this class – it’s my gift. It was powerful! People had great questions and clarity came through!

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than
Punishment & Self-medication

Click here to register and get the download NOW!

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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

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Feeling Like A Fake

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

On my radio show today I’m excited to share about curing the feeling that your a fake. This was a big one for me. You may recall that I was in pre-practitioner classes at Agape for two years, followed by 2 years of Practitioner training which was followed by five years of ministerial training. That’s nine years of training total.

It wasn’t until I was about seven years into my training that I no longer felt like a fake. That’s how intense it was for me. In counseling many counselors, ministers and teachers I’ve noticed that this feeling of being a fake is very common. I also know it can be completely healed and it’s such a relief to let that feeling go.

Feeling like a fake is one of the many ways that the ego thought system seems to keep us playing small. It’s so easy to buy into this belief and keep it going.

Now is the time for us to rise UP in our awareness and release this belief to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. It’s time for us to stand in the Light of Love and be empowered as Light Workers for God and supporting others in doing the same.

Energizing the feeling of being a fake is not a good use of our time. I know that this feeling can be removed from us because it’s based in false hood.

Today I’m going to discuss this in my radio show and I invite you to listen and put your attention on this so that we can also rise to our great glory and shine forth as a healing presence. Let’s choose to be TRULY helpful and be about our father’s business of awakening to the Light within!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Feeling Like A Fake

You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click he re 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!

FREE CLASS: There’s no charge to participate – class is on Thursday and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who might like to discuss it with you! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
Thursday, August 23
Click here to register now

Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats starting this week. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

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

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

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A Return to Love

Monday, August 20th, 2018

I don’t think there’s been anyone in my immediate family who has been as hostile, petulant, judgmental, passive-aggressive or down right mean as I have. I used to be utterly obnoxious at times. I would lose control and behave like a crazy person. And here’s how it’s ALL good. Now, I have so much compassion for myself and others when they aren’t being their normal loving self.

A parent once shared with me a mean comment that she heard one of her children say to the other. The comment was definitely intended to attack and hurt the parent, understandably, wanted to know how to discipline the child. My first thought was, if your child is being mean, they need some extra love not discipline.

I know that when I was behaving like a deranged monster, it was just a cry for Love. I truly didn’t know what else to do. Honestly, I was doing the only thing that made sense to me.

Of course I understand why my loved ones got angry with me and wanted to punish me to teach me that my behavior was unacceptable. They love me and they wished for me to learn to behave in ways that were acceptable. They also didn’t want to live with a crazy, mean person. Who does?

I’m so grateful that my family never gave up on me or kicked me out. I’m SO grateful.

What I’ve learned is that Love heals.

Love is patient, Love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things; endures all things.
Love never ends.
Corinthians 4-8

Love is unconditional. As Shakespeare said so beautifully “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, nor bends with the remover to remove. It is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken.”

It might not be easy to love without conditions, but it’s definitely healing to everyone involved.

In this world, to be the happy learner, we absolutely must forgive everything. We must let all the beliefs go. We must surrender all of our interpretations and the meaning we’ve made of things. In other words, we must relinquish the hold we have on all that is false, all the stories we’ve made up and told.

Our mind IS the mind of God.
Whatever we hold in our mind will seem true to us whether it is true or not.

We cause trouble, and upset ourselves when we actively choose to believe that which isn’t true. Our happiness depends upon our willingness to value the truth above all else.

One thing many people do is they decide that people don’t love them or that we’re not lovable, or they’re not lovable. There’s such a strong tendency for people to make declarations that are limiting and just bring more sorrow, frustration, regret and resentment.

When we’re holding resentment it won’t end until we release the meaning we’ve made of things. That’s the only way out of that one. We can learn to relax our mind and have more patience. It is SO worth it.

We can accomplish so much with Love and nothing without it.

My practice of non-judment isn’t perfect yet, but one thing I know is to “love them anyway.”

Let’s remember to Love more fully and more consistently and let’s do it together!

FREE CLASS: There’s no charge to participate – class is on Thursday and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who might like to discuss it with you! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
Thursday, August 23
Click here to register now

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

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

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

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Pain

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

I’m at a Sat Nam Fest, which is a kundalini yoga festival. I’m here to learn and grow, to practice yoga and meditation, to be with friends and make new ones. I like to try new things. I’ve been doing kundalini yoga on and off for nearly 25 years. I really love it because it is a spiritual practice that combines exercises and that suits me so perfectly.

I took a class the other day with a very well-known teacher who began by saying that we all have pain in our lives. As a longtime yoga student, I know that pain can be a regular thing as I deepen in my practice.

As an A Course in Miracles student, I know that “pain is a wrong perspective,” as it says in lesson 190 which is “I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”

The teacher said that we all have pain in our lives, but it doesn’t have to be ongoing and constant, but many people believe that it is and will be, and I felt that was what he was saying. And yoga can help us to work at the level of the mind and also to feel better despite the pain.

I’m for a pain-free life, a life of learning through joy.

I experience a minor amount of physical pain, and rarely experience emotional or mental pain anymore – but they used to be pretty steady. This is what compels me to share what I’m discovering and learning about what’s possible for us.

I believe we can all be shining examples of joyful learners!

If you absolutely knew that Spirit could transform your perspective your pain and suffering to Peace and Prosperity, but it would take two to five years, depending upon your willingness, would you delay? What would you start to do differently?

When I had so much pain in my life, one of my constant thoughts was, that I had SO FAR TO GO. I wish I had known then, that I didn’t have ANYWHERE as far to go as I thought I did. I did the biggest part of my transformation in two years. TWO YEARS!! This is why my programs are in depth, and Masterful Living is a full year, with the ability to continue on for many years. So, we don’t give up and keep going!

Had I been able to comprehend how much faster I could reach a place of mostly Peace and happiness, I would have stopped delaying and gotten on with it decades sooner. I just didn’t know.

This is really a big part of why I write this daily shot of Spiritual Espresso each day, and why I record a new prayer each day, because we can get there so much faster than we think. Knowing this helps us get to the place of Peace faster!

ACIM also says that our willingness is all that’s required. What helped me to really increase my willingness was to start saying these affirmations:

I am willing to be all-in for Love.
I am doing it now.
God is working through me now.
Healing is happening now.
I accept and allow my healing with my whole heart.
Thank you Spirit for my healing!

I encourage you to work with these and to find your own! In the comments section below, please share any powerful affirmations that you’ve found that support your awakening to Love!

STARTS MONDAY: I’m announcing a new FREE 5 Day Challenge program to end the self-sabotage of self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me on Monday!

Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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

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

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Pain and Sacrifice Disappear. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Life More Enjoyable

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Many, MANY times I’ve had counseling clients or folks in my classes tell me that someone in their life has really difficult energy to be around and it brings them down to be with them. I used to feel the same way about some of the people in my life.

What I’ve learned over the years is that it was never those people’s energy that was my challenge. The real challenge was my thoughts about those people.

It turns out that my judgments about the people were what brought my energy down.

Now, while I do occasionally experience some people as challenging, or less enjoyable to be around – they don’t bring my energy down because I can hold them in the light no matter how they behave.

This is the gift of Peace that I’ve given myself and can share with others.

Consider someone that seems to bother you. Now, consider this a challenge from me to you – next time you’re with them, be super mindful of holding them in the Light of Love rather than judging them and see if they still bring you down.

This is something that you can practice and rehearse. In your mind’s eye, imagine being able to hold the peaceful mind no matter what.

Folks who seem to challenge us are actually helping us to be more loving. Let’s take the challenge and hold it with ease and grace.

Let’s be peacekeepers! Are you willing?

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

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

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: From Stress to Peace. You can also get the transcript there. For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Cure for Early Morning Anxiety

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Sometimes the perfect thing arrives at the perfect time. I’m so grateful that my dear friend, author Corinne Zupko can show us exactly how to transform this anxiety and use it for our GOOD. What a blessing to share!

Corinne cracked the early morning anxiety code because she, like me, has completely dedicated herself to living A Course in Miracles. She consistently wakes up in a state of peace, instead of how she used to, which was in the throes of gripping early morning anxiety.

Having been a spiritual counselor for 18 years and a minister for 11, I’ve counseled so many folks who REALLY are coping with early morning anxiety – it’s much more common than you might think.

I promise you, you are SO not alone! That’s why I have to let you know about this upcoming FREE class that my friend, Corinne Zupko gave us the other day!

There were times I used to wake up in the morning feeling anxious for no apparent reason. Ugh. Can you relate?

Sometimes I’d wake up with a jolt of anxiety that would rip right through me – what a way to start the day! Can you relate?

Do you ever wake up with an overwhelming feeling of tightness in your chest? And you immediately reach for something to distract yourself from it? UGH!!!

When we wake up in this high state of fear, it can be really tempting to forget our spiritual practice and instead, find ways to push through the anxiety and numb it with caffeine and food and social media. After all, experiencing high anxiety can make something like a meditation practice feel excruciatingly painful.

Yet, here’s an opportunity to work WITH early morning anxiety and use it for GOOD. How? By allowing it to teach us and open our minds to a greater spiritual awareness that we didn’t know was there! Doesn’t that sound so much better?

In her free class – which you can still register for – Corrinne shared some very practical and FUN strategies that you can implement right away, so you too, can move through and heal early morning anxiety, and wake up feeling at peace, feeling happy, feeling so so good!

Your mornings can determine the kind of day you will have. Imagine the kind of day, the kind of LIFE you can have when you actually wake up in a state of peace and joy, instead of anxiety and fear? This isn’t some BS thing that won’t work for you – that’s the thing about truly LIVING A Course in Miracles.

I really love Corinne’s approach to this, because it is all about getting grounded in God and releasing unconscious guilt and fear. It’s the practical application of ACIM in such a helpful way!

In Corinne’s free class she offers all these great insights:

The #1 mistake people make when trying to deal with early morning anxiety
The best thing you can do every morning and night to set your mind up for peace and joy
How to identify your divine “Spiritual Dream Team” for rapid healing
How to make a “Grounding Board” (it’s like a vision board but solely focused on your “spiritual dream team” and the miracles they are waiting to give you)

Let me be clear here – Corinne is the REAL DEAL. She’s a friend. I hang out with her. I LOVE her and I know her to have really done the work, had the insights, and she’s here to share it with us as a gift.

Be prepared to take notes! The replay will be available but only if you register for the FREE class.

You’ve got nothing to lose but fear. Woo hoo! Let’s do this!

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We’re not meant to live in fear – which is why fear and anxiety are an alarm bell letting us know that we can course correct NOW!

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

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If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Corinne Zupko–From Anxiety to Love . You can also get the transcript there.

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