Archive for the ‘Peace’ Category

Fear Undone

Friday, June 15th, 2018

I can remember when I would have shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves. I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly. The worst was late at night or first thing in the morning.

Once I had a mild panic attack that was a whole different kind of fear but felt almost foundational – like my very core was threatened.

If only someone could have told me then what I now know! And A Course in Miracles says it so well:

“All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God.” ACIM T-2.I.4.

I understand that it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging, and from thinking thoughts that are untrue. It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world. It can seem like there’s a monster out there that’s upsetting us, but all of the causes or fear are in our own mind.

Our opinions are what’s frightening us. When we affirm our judgments and opinions we’re affirming that we’re the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, and in doing so we become the usurpers. We’re usurping God. We become guilty of spiritual patricide. And that’s really scary.

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can continue to learn to live with fear and bend ourselves to it’s uncomfortable distortions of reality. I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves and live in Peace.

Consider if there’s someone in your life that you really love and adore – would you yell at them? Frighten them? Torture them? Manipulate them?

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them. Those behaviors have nothing to do with Love. They are the distorted behaviors that fear brings.

What judgment do you have that could possibly be worth holding onto when you know that it will cause your own suffering? Think of all the things you’ve done to try to end your suffering that haven’t really worked.

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

Or do you feel that you can have your judgments and the fear you experience is unrelated?

I don’t think I could have believed giving up my opinions would relieve me of fear. I only know that it works because I have been giving up my judgments as part of my daily spiritual practice for more than a decade and as a result, I don’t have much fear. Most of the fear I experience these days is annoyance.

I can’t remember the last time I felt one of those shock waves of fear, but I can remember feeling joyous and grateful yesterday. I feel grateful and thankful even now as I write this.

I let God be God. I am part of God, and I don’t need to judge anything or anyone anymore. I’m not interested in being a usurper. I prefer to feel free and harmonious ALL of the time. I am intent on it. I am closer to my goal every day! And for this, I am so very grateful! I am loving myself free of lack, attack and limitation. It’s happening now.

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Self-Sabotage

Friday, June 8th, 2018

One of the side benefits of being a minister and a spiritual counselor is that I’ve talked with at least 1,000 people about their ways of self-sabotage and so I’ve learned a lot about the topic. Now, I can see the sabotage coming and so I don’t engage.

I used to feel as though my own self-sabotage was like some kind of monster from the deep that would grab a hold on my leg and pull me right down, under the surface so that I felt like I was drowning and there was nothing I could do.

I really hated that feeling of being pulled down, down, down by the ego. It felt so strong, I didn’t have the strength to resist. It felt easier to just let it drag me down and then try to make a come back later.

Now, I know that we can interrupt the patterns that drag us down. These fear patterns SEEM like they have so much power, but they really don’t. God has ALL the power and there is NO other power anywhere, ever, at any time.

A Course in Miracles tells us that we’re much too tolerant of mind-wandering. Our mind wanders to thoughts of separation, which frighten us, and we stay there, adding more and more to the story like adding to a house of cards until we collapse into some really blatant form of self-attack, like drinking an entire bottle of wine or some other self-wounding which leaves us feeling like a total loser.

And, of course, that’s frightening to us.
It’s also more evidence to the ego that we’re an idiot and cannot be trusted at all.

Fortunately, none of this really means anything. Only Love is meaningful. In that same section of ACIM that I just referred to, Jesus says to us:

“The correction is always the same. Before you choose to do anything, ask me if your choice is in accord with mine. If you are sure that it is, there will be no fear.” T-2.VI.4.

If we’d truly like to make sure our choices are in accord with Jesus, we can ask him to remind us to ask him. We can ask the angels to remind us too. All of heaven will absolutely support us if we’re willing to receive it.

Sometimes it seems to me that the most fundamental form of sabotage is convincing ourselves that we’re on our own when we never are and cannot be. It’s completely an illusion.

Let’s join together and decide that we will not be party to this insanity anymore! Enough!

Today, let’s have the courage to realize there is no monster under the bed, there is only the idea of one. It’s a shadow. We are the Light!

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

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

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Reflection

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

One of the questions I frequently get is whether or not a situation is a mirror or not. For instance, if someone treats me badly, is it a mirror? It could be, but it might not be, and it’s helpful to know the answer.

Fortunately, there’s a way to know clearly if your experience is mirroring something in your consciousness back to you. And it’s really good to be able to know whether what you’re seeing in the world is a reflection of your inner perspective or not, so that you can deal with it appropriately and have the healing you aspire to.

It’s helpful to know that the mirror is always valuable. The reflection isn’t designed to hurt us or upset us even though it might seem like it does. The reflection is to help us see what we haven’t been able to recognize in ourselves.

“Teach no one that he is what you would not want to be. Your brother is the mirror in which you see the image of yourself as long as perception lasts. A Course in Miracles, Text-7. VII. 3:8-9

Often when we can see it in others then we can have more compassion for it then when we see it in ourselves. If we haven’t healed it, and it’s being mirrored back to us, there’s a great opportunity for expansion and healing. We can be grateful for the mirror and the trigger both! The mirror is helping us to bring the darkness to the light for healing

Here’s how you tell if it’s a mirror of your unhealed stuff or not:

It’s your mirror if if upsets you.
If it upsets you then there’s something to be transformed and healed, something to RE-cognize.

If it doesn’t upset you then it’s a cry for love, a call for compassion and you’re experiencing it in order to be truly helpful and a healing presence.

It’s not that complicated!

The thing that makes it SEEM complicated is our experiences of inner conflict. Conflict comes when we say we’d like the Peace of God, but then we choose something else. When we’re consistent in our choosing Love, the cause of conflict fades.

We often say that we’d like to be a healing presence, when in fact, we sometimes like the idea better than the experience – especially when the experience is messy.

We get to decide how we walk in the world. What’s your way of walking in the world today?

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

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

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

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Peace

Saturday, May 5th, 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 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 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.

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

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

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Sorry

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Saying “I’m sorry” is commonly taken as an apology, but what is it really?

When someone says, “I’m sorry,” it generally means that they have regret. It often means they’d like to make amends in some way, usually by offering their regret and acknowledging that what they did or didn’t do was in some way less than ideal, or perhaps even a cause of suffering.

Commonly, when people say “I’m sorry,” they’re admitting to some kind of wrong-doing that they now regret. Although it could be something very slight.

I hear people say, “I’m sorry,” when the appearance is that they might possibly have gotten in your way as you’re both moving through a room. Folks say, “I’m sorry,” when they didn’t clearly hear you and are asking for you to repeat what you said.

“I’m sorry,” can be used to address an offense as big as murder or as small as getting in someone’s way on the way to the buffet or brushing against them in line at the airport.

It generally means, “I regret that, please excuse me.” It can be taken as a sign of manners and civility. Many times we’ve taken to replying as the Australians do, “no worries!” or “no problem.”

When there’s been what feels like a real offense, a deep wounding, I’m sorry can be very helpful in conveying a sense of regret, and honoring the person’s feelings. Of course, with the tone, we can say “I’m sorry,” with no regret and 100% sarcasm, so the words are really nothing.

What if, instead of saying “I’m sorry,” we could say:

I can see that I made an error. I made some unloving choices that I now regret. I’m sorry if you were hurt by what I said, or didn’t say, did, or didn’t do and I’d like to let you know that if I had it to do over, I would do this instead: ______. I’ve really learned something here, and I intend to not repeat this. I intend to let this experience lead me to higher more loving choices in the future.

Here are the ways I know to transmute the errors of the past:

  • Taking responsibility without ANY blame.
  • Having compassion for ourselves and others.

By actively engaging in these two steps, we move out of the past and stop repeating it. That’s a HUGE relief. When we stop repeating the past we feel better about ourselves. It’s a tremendously loving thing to do for ourselves.

Love is truly our healer. Let’s Love ourselves free of the patterns of the past and demonstrate true healing in our lives. We inspire others with our loving choices and that’s good for everyone!

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.

Applying ACIM to our everyday lives is a practice of ever increasing Joy. Applying even one principle of ACIM, with some little willingness, and some consistency will bring noticeable results. As they say, it works when you work it!

You can hear my conversation with Jon Mundy in our discussion of the practical application of applying the principles of ACIM from my radio show yesterday. Click here to get the download now.

TOMORROW: Join Jon Mundy for his 6 part class series – live on video – ask him your questions! Jon’s class starts tomorrow, May 3. Click here now to learn more about Practicing the Principles of ACIM with Jon Mundy.

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

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

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Security

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peace In This World

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

The ends is in the means. If we’d like to get where we’d like to go, we have to be sure that our desire matches our means to get there or otherwise we’re merely in fantasy.

I know A LOT about fantasy. I spent so much time in fantasy for years. I am so glad I decided to actually make changes and start living my dream rather than just wishing and hoping.
I’m always making either a constructive or destructive contribution to my life. It can be subtle and challenging to discern, but since I desire to make a positive contribution wherever possible, since I intend to be the bringer of Love and Light, I’m committed to paying attention to even the most subtle waves of energy I’m sending. My little willingness has become a commitment.

My willingness went from being a tiny flame to a full on fire. Yours can too.
How frequently do I think about whether or not my actions are constructive? All day long. That’s my willingness demonstrating in my active practice of awareness.

I can feel the difference between constructive and destructive immediately. All that’s required is for me to be awake in the moment. To be awake in the moment requires my willingness. I’m willing to be awake. I desire to be awake.

How many times have I tried to solve a problem without considering whether or not my solution was actually constructive or merely a band-aid? Millions.

Sometimes what I’ve done to make things better has been reactionary, borne of a fear of what might happen. Sometimes I’ve known that what I was doing was actually destructive and I’ve gone ahead and done it anyway in order to get a temporary feeling of resolution. This is what I see others doing all the time. We especially see it in politics.

People use violence as a quick way to attempt to end violence.

It never brings Peace, but they try it again anyway.

The ends is in the means. The way to change the violent world is through being peaceful ourselves. Hating the haters doesn’t help us.

I did an episode of my A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on Peace in This World that may be of interest.

In Trumpet of Conscience, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “Means and ends must cohere because the end is preexistent in the means, and ultimately destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends.”

A Course in Miracles tells us: “How can one be sincere and say, ‘I want this above all else, and yet I do not want to learn the means to get it?’ To obtain the goal the Holy Spirit indeed asks little. He asks no more to give the means as well. The means are second to the goal. And when you hesitate, it is because the purpose frightens you, and not the means.”

The bottom line is: if I have a problem and I try to solve it with anything other than Love, I will still have a problem. In other words, “what goes around, comes around.”

Many people resist the truth that every thought is a choice. They’d rather step back from taking responsibility for every thought they think. And yet, in taking that responsibility is the very power to change their lives. Many people feel powerless yet resist the one thing that will empower them. Responsibility. That’s where having a strong aspiration serves us. I desire to serve the Light with every choice I make. I am willing to take responsibility for every choice I make.

And this is why, I offer to support those who really wish to do the work and not just talk about it.

Today, in every area of my life, to the very best of my ability, I choose constructive means to bring about constructive ends, for the purpose of our collective awakening. In this way, every day, I can contribute to the liberation of all beings from the dream of separation and suffering. In this way, I can make every day a day of Beauty. In this way, I honor all beings.

Every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can fill out the form on the top right of this page to subscribe now, if you’re not already subscribed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Priming the Pump of Prosperity

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s why forgiveness increases prosperity:

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

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

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

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

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

In the meantime, like continues to attract like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Offended

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

I used to be the queen of taking offense. It’s so easy to be offended by things in life. For much of my life this was my habit. I would look for things to be offended by.

When I deepened my spiritual practice and committed myself to releasing all negativity and keep my focus on being loving and compassionate, I started to have many realizations that supported my intention to change my life.

There were two main things that I realized that were very helpful to me.

First, I realized that one of the reasons why I took offense so frequently was that it was deeply upsetting to me. In being upset, I would feel “alive.” The energy of being upset gives us the false sense of being energized and having a purpose, a reason for living. It’s a strange kind of “I’m upset, there for I am.”

Think about that. The ego is nothing. It has no power. Yet, if we take offense and get upset, it’s as if we’re taking our life-force and pouring it into the ego. The ego seems so alive and powerful when we’re offended.

If we’re identified with the ego, we need to find life. The ego has no life of it’s own. Spirit has life, the ego doesn’t. Being upset is a false sense of life.

Recognizing that I was settling for a false sense of life, instead of real liveliness, I decided to quit taking offense and replace that habit with being loving and kind.

Secondly, when offended, we can feel powerful. When we’re offended, we feel SO right. When we’re taking offense, we’re the ones who are better than whoever we’re offended by.

When we don’t have a direct sense of personal power because we’re living from the only power there is, which is Love, then we may look for some false sense of power. In which case, power OVER others (which is an aspect of being offended) will be an acceptable compromise.

Recognizing that the feeling of power over others actually makes me feel icky, and energetically depressed because it’s a denial of unity and oneness, I decided to replace that habit of being righteously offended with being compassionate.

Realizing that being upset frequently isn’t self-loving, I replaced it with being self-nurturing and focusing on loving thoughts and prayer.

I’m so glad that I saw how self-destructive the habit of being offended is. I don’t wish to take offense anymore. There’s no benefit in it for me. I’m done with it.

I’d rather focus my attention on extending Love and being truly helpful. I’d rather focus on what makes me happy rather than being upset. It’s the Power of Love in my heart!

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

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

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

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

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Guidance

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Do you prefer information or insight? One thing I know about the ego is it’s always seeking to collect more information. Many spiritual students, myself included, can get hung up on collecting information. I’ve learned the hard way that information isn’t healing. Love is healing and only Love is healing. I’ve allowed myself to be so distracted by collecting information that, in the end, was completely useless to me.

It’s important to know what the motivation is – is the motivation to end your suffering? To feel better? To gain something? I’ve learned that none of those things can actually be accomplished by gathering information. There’s no amount of information that has ever been healing to me.

The ego is constantly in search of data to prove someone wrong or right and that is a completely useless pursuit. Spirit already knows everything. OUR Spirit already knows everything. That knowing is our access to True Wisdom. Accessing Divine Wisdom clears the clutter of our mind. Accessing Divine Wisdom is healing – and it’s always available to us!

Here’s the three step process that changes our life: Ask, Listen, Follow.

Ask for guidance.
“Listen” (or sense) the guidance.
Follow the guidance.

All the energy that I used to put into collecting spiritual information, I now invest in “ask, listen, follow” to support my becoming more awake, aware, patient and kind. This is what brings me benefit AND Joy!

Do you find yourself searching for information when you don’t even need it? Is it just a distraction that makes your ego feel “good.” Do you have stacks of books that you never bothered to read and that you feel if you did someday read them they would somehow help you be more spiritual? Don’t believe that line of thinking anymore!

Consider: has collecting information ever improved your life?

Instead of collecting information, get out there and be helpful.

I used to collect books and information, but not anymore – I’ve realized it just doesn’t serve me. It actually weighs me down. Lots of information can be like clutter in the mind. I’m interested in clearing my mind and by focusing on Love I’m able to do that! Phew!

When the ego is driving your spiritual practice it seems like information is helpful, that’s when it’s MOST helpful to put Spirit in charge! That’s what the miracle happens. Healing is ours, when we allow it.

Staying focused on healing and not being distracted by shiny objects is part of our spiritual practice and discipline.

Spirit will discipline our mind for us when we allow ourselves to become a true disciple of the truth.

Today is a really good day to start!

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Gary Renard, Jesus & Buddha

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

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

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Healing & Peeling Off Layers of Hatred

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I used to find that when I got annoyed with some inanimate object that wasn’t doing what I wished it to do, that I’d tell it, “I hate you.” I’d say “I hate you” to the drawer that wouldn’t close properly or the jar that wouldn’t open. It was a kind of automatic response.

At first, the “I hate you’s” were hidden. I’d just feel annoyed or frustrated or angry, but then, as I became more and more aware of my thoughts, I realized that I was thinking the thought “I hate you.” The more loving I became, the more the “I hate you’s” became obvious. What did I do shift it?

As soon as I’d “hear” myself say “I hate you,” I’d pause and take a breath. Then, waking up from sleepwalking and dropping into my heart, I’d say, “No, I don’t hate you. There’s no hatred here, only Peace and Love.” I found that it was essential to my well being not to allow the upset to go unchecked. I learned how valuable it is to shift it right away and to correct the error in my thinking.

Now, when the jar won’t open or the drawer doesn’t close I say, “I Love you.”

It might seem strange to say “I hate you” or “I Love you” to an inanimate object, but what I’m really doing is saying it to all of life. I’m saying it to my own mind.

Since there’s only one life, one Presence, one Spirit, if I say “I hate you,” in a very real sense, I’m saying it to everyone and everything. I’ve come to see that all hatred is self-hatred because there’s only one.

I have found that these seemingly small changes make a big difference in my life. It’s really worth paying attention to every thought we think. Our mind is the mind of God and the mind of God never sleeps. It’s always responding and creating our experience, our feelings, our life. The ONLY way to change our lives is to change our thinking.

At first, it seemed like such a burden to monitor my thoughts, but now I’m so clear that it’s a release and a relief. Every day I’m taking out more of the trash and giving it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. Every day there’s more clarity and more Freedom. It’s worth the effort to do the clearing. I’m so grateful that I saw the value of being committed to making little changes every day.

Let all hatred be healed back to the root cause.

Registration closes TODAY: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

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

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

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

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Abundance Accelerator

Monday, March 5th, 2018

I didn’t and wouldn’t believe it until I experienced it myself. Truly. It didn’t make sense to me. I pondered it, but I couldn’t comprehend it until I gave myself the gift of it.

There is a way to remove the blocks to abundance and it’s not what we might think it is.

Many of us have worked and worked to experience more financial flow in our lives, when there’s a much easier way that brings SO MUCH benefit, it’s faster and available to EVERYONE.

First of all, I’ve known a number of people who were multi-millionaires who were definitely abundant and prosperous if you define abundance as having money. However, some of them also taught me that if you’re not in the flow of Love, then no matter how much money you have, it’s likely you will not feel abundant – you won’t truly be able to enjoy the abundance.

It surprised me to discover that a major block to the flow of abundance is unforgiveness.

Many of us get intensely triggered over money issues. When there’s a struggle financially, it’s often tied to blame, regret and resentment. I discovered this myself, and I found out because I made the commitment to let go of the blame, regret and resentment. Importantly, I had to forgive myself for being in my own way for so long.

A Course in Miracles tells us that all forgiveness is self-forgiveness.

Jesus also gave us the Lord’s Prayer which says, “And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.”

When we let go of our judgment of others, we’re actually forgiving our own selves for all of our past debts, and our trespasses. Why? Because we are eternally one.

When I realized that I was DONE with blaming people for things, that’s when I finally began the road to let go of creating debt and feeling the burden of debt.

ACIM says, “Whenever you act egotistically towards another, you are throwing away the graciousness of your indebtedness and the holy perception it would produce.” In other words, our natural spiritual state of being is incapable of debt. When we recognize this, we’ll have the clarity of mind – the holy perception – of our holiness, and all illusion of debt will dissolve into the nothingness from which it has arisen.

And this is why I teach forgiveness, because it has brought me back to my true Self and that has shown me the gift of grace that we all have. I am so grateful that I could forgive myself and let go of the past, truly and completely.

I consider it my calling to support people in doing this deep forgiveness work – it’s very challenging to do it on our own, it’s so much easier to do it with others.

This year at the Power of Love Ministry, we’re expanding into training ministers as well as spiritual counselors. I am dedicated to supporting those who have the courage to step up and out into being of greater service with their life by being more compassionate, and becoming great listeners and demonstrators of Love.

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

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

Prayer is the foundation of all that I share. Prayer is a power tool to help us accelerate the healing of our mind.

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer has changed my life and improved the quality of every day.

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

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

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Let Spirit Decide

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

One of the things that gets in the way of our living a highly functional spiritual life is that we can feel that we know what’s best. We get attached to what we think will make us happy, even though we’ve had so many experiences in our life that absolutely prove to us behind a shadow of a doubt that we don’t know what will make us happy. It’s insane.

What about this? Instead of telling God what we want, what if we decided to just BE happy and let Spirit guide us there? What if we focused entirely on cultivating the willingness to follow the path of inspiration?

Following the path of inspiration does require us to LET GO of what we think will make us happy.

What I’ve come to understand is that what ACIM teaches about prayer is that our happiness actually comes from giving up what we think will make us happy and opening ourselves to being in the flow of Love which truly is the only thing that is actually fulfilling and happy-making.

If our answered prayer is a thing, a condition, a circumstance then it’s temporary and because of that we’ll ultimately come to see that it cannot fulfill us, it can only temporarily make us feel full. There’s a big difference between feeling temporarily satiated and a sense of fulfillment.

Our answered prayer is actually a release of false identification and a stepping into a realignment with our true identity. This is a shift that Spirit will figure out for us and we can be led and guided to it – if we’re willing to accept that the answered prayer is not in this world. It’s in our mind.

We are not in this world.
We are infinite eternal Spirit.

When our mind is changed/healed,
that’s a miracle,
and that’s what changes the world.

ACIM says, “Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.”

Prayer is a means for changing our mind.
It is the medium of miracles.

Prayer is an active demonstration of our willingness to be in the flow of Love rather than directing the flow of Love. Combine that with the willingness to ACCEPT the answered prayer, HOWEVER it may arrive, and then our mind is no longer rejecting our divinity – we’re in alignment with the divine.

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

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

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

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

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Love & Prosperity

Monday, February 26th, 2018

One of the patterns that many people remind me of is a see-saw or a pendulum. For instance, let’s say you have an experience with a loved one where they disappoint you. The first thought you might have is: “they’re bad, wrong, out of integrity, unloving, inexcusable” or some kind of complaint.

Then, the next thought you might have is the boomerang coming back which is a thought such as, “I must be bad, wrong, unworthy, unlovable, inappropriate or they wouldn’t have done this to me.”

When there’s an attack thought then there’s a lack thought and we bounce back and forth between lack and attack until we have a change of mind. When we change our mind, we interrupt the pattern and we open ourselves to the flow of Love and Prosperity.

The belief in lack actually preceeds the attack thought, but sometimes we notice the attack thought first and the lack thought afterward. We each have our own unique way of experiencing this particularly pervasive pattern of dysfunction and suffering.

It doesn’t matter which thought, lack or attack, comes first.
If we believe in lack, then we’ll feel attacked.
We’ll feel unworthy.
If we feel attacked then we believe we’re justified in attacking back.
If we attack others then we feel guilty and ashamed. We feel a lack of Love.
And so it goes: the hamster wheel of misery.

What matters is HOW TO GET OFF the wheel.
We have the power to get off that wheel of misery.
We absolutely DO have what it takes.

Willingness to listen to the Divine Guidance is the key to getting off. It makes our healing SO MUCH faster. It’s unbelievable and miraculous how much healing we can have when we’re willing!

Interrupting the patterns again and again, rather than just going along with them, is precisely how we train ourselves to have a new experience rather than repeat the same thing again and again. And we only do it if we are truly interested in having a NEW experience of the UNLIMITED flow of good.

You can say to yourself:

I’m not interested in that old pattern anymore!
That’s not my way anymore. I’m done with that old way of lack and attack!
I’m interested in Love, Prosperity, Wholeness, Freedom and living abundantly!

We replace the old thought with the new thought and we’re on our way to a new experience of Love and Prosperity!

Save the dates – Registration coming soon!! North Carolina Events:

Stop Playing Small Retreat – April 26 to 29
Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – April 30 to May 6
Forgive & Be Free Retreat – October 4 to 7
Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – Oct 8 to Sunday Oct 14

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Non-Attachment

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

I’m enjoying myself in San Francisco at the A Course in Miracles conference. It’s such a blessing to get together with so many people I know and enjoy and to be able to meet people for the very first time. We’re such a harmonious group of people and I value that greatly.

I found it interesting that seven years ago I had a desire and a goal to be one of the main speakers at this conference and to speak to the whole group rather than in a breakout session. This year, I was told I would be speaking to the whole group.

When I got the news, I noticed that I was glad to have that opportunity – but only because I really wish to share the message that Spirit gives me and to hold the intention to speak so clearly that everyone in the room would have a healing.

I noticed that it really didn’t matter to me in an egotistical way – big room, small room, it truly didn’t matter at all.

My aspiration is to be truly helpful and to support as many people as I can, but how many people show up, how many I’m able to reach – these things are not up to me. Spirit has that job and I’ve let Spirit keep it.

It’s wonderful to be able to experience life with less and less attachment. In my classes we set goals, intentions and aspirations, and we practice holding them strongly, but without attachment so that we can be in Peace and Joy with our goals, and have no fear or worry.

I’m amazed at how attachments cause such intense suffering. Needing, wanting, craving are the way of the ego.

And, it’s breathtaking how much healing we can have, and so quickly, when we’re willing to work at the level of the mind to give up the attachments. It requires willingness and that’s why I focus on the ways to cultivate that willingness.

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

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

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President Lincoln & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 19th, 2018

One of my greatest teachers has been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I find his teachings so uplifting and inspiring. I encourage you, if you ever fear afraid or downhearted, turn to the mighty Reverend King. He was a powerful preacher and teacher. The master pastor!

On this President’s Day I’m reflecting on current events and past. In the United States there’s a great deal of information coming forward that a foreign government intent on creating chaos in our country has made tremendous efforts to divide us by playing on our fears, opinions, judgments and fantasies. Divide and conquer seems to be a strategy that’s unfolding all over the place – but we know better.

Spirit is leading us to see the fruitlessness of divisiveness. We are on a trajectory to release all these old fear-based, grabby, greedy, ancient patterns of attack and defend.

What I see in all of this is that the darkness IS being brought to the light. And that reminds me of a man many believe was our greatest president, who helped the American people rise to the light in our darkest days, Abraham Lincoln.

I have been deeply moved by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s telling of this story of Lincoln’s exceptional leadership and the power of redemption.

On this President’s Day, let us celebrate our ability to navigate the most difficult of times and bring ourselves to the higher ground through extending Love and compassion!

Here are the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his powerful “Loving Our Enemies” sermon:

“I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, “Love your enemies.”

Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.

Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

I think of one of the best examples of this. We all remember the great president of this United States, Abraham Lincoln—these United States rather. You remember when Abraham Lincoln was running for president of the United States, there was a man who ran all around the country talking about Lincoln. He said a lot of bad things about Lincoln, a lot of unkind things. And sometimes he would get to the point that he would even talk about his looks, saying, ‘You don’t want a tall, lanky, ignorant man like this as the president of the United States.’ He went on and on and on and went around with that type of attitude and wrote about it.

Finally, one day Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. And if you read the great biography of Lincoln, if you read the great works about him, you will discover that as every president comes to the point, he came to the point of having to choose a Cabinet.

And then came the time for him to choose a Secretary of War. He looked across the nation, and decided to choose a man by the name of Mr. Stanton. And when Abraham Lincoln stood around his advisors and mentioned this fact, they said to him: ‘Mr. Lincoln, are you a fool? Do you know what Mr. Stanton has been saying about you? Do you know what he has done, tried to do to you? Do you know that he has tried to defeat you on every hand? Do you know that, Mr. Lincoln? Did you read all of those derogatory statements that he made about you?’ Abraham Lincoln stood before the advisors around him and said: ‘Oh yes, I know about it; I read about it; I’ve heard him myself. But after looking over the country, I find that he is the best man for the job.’

Mr. Stanton did become Secretary of War, and a few months later, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. And if you go to Washington, you will discover that one of the greatest words or statements ever made by, about Abraham Lincoln was made about this man Stanton.

And as Abraham Lincoln came to the end of his life, Stanton stood up and said: ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’ And he made a beautiful statement concerning the character and the stature of this man. If Abraham Lincoln had hated Stanton, if Abraham Lincoln had answered everything Stanton said, Abraham Lincoln would have not transformed and redeemed Stanton. Stanton would have gone to his grave hating Lincoln, and Lincoln would have gone to his grave hating Stanton. But through the power of love Abraham Lincoln was able to redeem Stanton.

That’s it. There is a power in love that our world has not discovered yet. Jesus discovered it centuries ago. Mahatma Gandhi of India discovered it a few years ago, but most men and most women never discover it. For they believe in hitting for hitting; they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; they believe in hating for hating; but Jesus comes to us and says, ‘This isn’t the way.’ And oh this morning, as I think of the fact that our world is in transition now. Our whole world is facing a revolution. Our nation is facing a revolution, our nation. One of the things that concerns me most is that in the midst of the revolution of the world and the midst of the revolution of this nation, that we will discover the meaning of Jesus’ words.”

I invite you to consider this story and Dr. King’s advice to us. Who can you change your mind about and redeem today? Are you willing?

Let us bring the darkness to the light. This is our spiritual responsibility. May truth prevail on earth!

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Justice

Friday, February 16th, 2018

One of the strongest patterns that people have is an upset related to justice and feeling things aren’t fair. I hear it from a lot of people. I get it.

The hurt, anger, the fear and doubt that people feel because they believe that “life just isn’t fair to them,” is really intense and painful. And it just keeps happening to them over and over again. Because they believe it, they keep seeing it. As it says in A Course in Miracles, perception is projection.

The ego is an attacker, and, conversely, it always wants to punish. It has a pattern of choosing to go through this repeating pattern:

Perceive an attack from someone
Defend against the attack (make it real) rather than answer a cry for Love
Use that perceived attack as an excuse for attacking
Punish the attacker
Feel guilty and ashamed for being so unspiritual
and move into regret, feeling bad and wrong, justified in self-attack
(the attacker always feels attacked
or
Increase resentment, harbor a grudge and polish a grievance
Make decisions that are negative such as “I’m never going to trust them again.” “I can’t trust anyone, they always let me down.”

Result:
The attacker always feels attacked.
The judger always feels judged.

It’s a hamster wheel of injustice, hurt, anger, resentment, and it is a HUGE drain on our energy that lowers our vibration and teaches us through pain and suffering.

Let God handle the justice. Our job is to answer the cry for Love, and release all judgments.

The lover always feels beloved.
Let’s go for that.

The ego gathers evidence to support our false beliefs and it just makes it seem more real, more permanent, more fixed, but that doesn’t actually make it true. It’s just what we do, until we’re willing to change our minds.

The false beliefs need a lot of evidence to prop them up.
The truth is true and resounds throughout the universe.
The truth is what we are, the truth is: We are perfect Love.

Sometimes we cry out for Divine Justice even though in our mind, our opinions and judgments are not just at all.

It’s precisely because we cling to our opinions, which are unfair, that we feel the world is unfair and unsafe. And it’s why we feel we need to bring our own justice.

It’s our beliefs that are manifesting as an unsafe, unfair world – and we have the power to change our mind, which DOES change the world!

Today we’re in a new moon phase – it started yesterday. New moon is a time of planting seeds. Let’s plant the seeds of a loving world that feels safe and honoring to ALL.

When I made the decision and the commitment to look for the perfect Beauty in everyone, I began to see it in myself and forever undo the idea that there was something wrong with me.

There IS a divine justice. It’s ALWAYS operating.

IF we’re willing we can feel Spirit’s perfect justice and feel safe again. This was a topic on my radio show and you can click here now to get the download of my episode on Divine Justice! Check it out!

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Miracle

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A miracle is when we shift our thinking from egotistical to spiritual.  A miracle is when we choose to dis-identify with the ego thought system and align with Spirit instead.

People think a miracle is when something shifts in the world of form that’s surprising.  Miracles are always surprising, but actually we shift at the level of the mind, at the level of the heart, and then things change at the level of form.

A Course in Miracles tells us:

“A miracle is a service.  
It is the maximal service you can render to another.  
It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself.  
You recognize your own and your neighbor’s worth simultaneously.”  T-1.I.18.

I’ve learned that being of service brings the greatest sense of fulfillment.  We can be deeply fulfilled and sustained every way in every day through being willing to be miracle-minded.

I invite you to consider where you’re experiencing something you wish would change.  Are you willing to be the one who calls forth a miracle?  Changing your mind about what’s possible, and energizing what you’d like instead of what you don’t like are part of being willing to experience the shift of mind that will bring forth a miraculous demonstration.

The miracle is in the mind.
When the mind shifts – the whole world changes.

“Seek not to change the world, but CHOOSE to change your mind about the world.”

People get tired of waiting for change – be an agent of positive change and you won’t be waiting anymore!

This week, I’m offering a class on Thursday (my gift to you) on the topic:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.  It’s really about letting go of the patterns of lack and limitation.  It’s also an opportunity for me to share some of what I offer in my yearlong Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st.

Would you like a spiritual mentor? Are you ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.  Registration closes January 11th.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

FREE CLASS THURSDAY:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share today in this free class.  Register now, come join me live and ask me your questions!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Holy Spirit’s Rules for Decision.

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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Heart

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

What I notice is that, sometimes, people get inspired and on fire to pour their heart into things and then something discourages them and they pull back and withdraw. It takes real courage to follow your heart regardless of whether or not anyone else is paying attention and appreciating what you’re doing.

I’ve learned the power of *moving forward and following my heart even when others think I’m a bit nuts. A good example of that is my weekly Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling Call, which I’ve been doing for about five years now.

When I first had the inspiration to do it, I didn’t have the means to do it. I simply couldn’t afford to hire someone to help me do all the pieces of it to make it come together. I had a great desire to offer an opportunity for people who wished to be able to have counseling with me be able to have it at a low cost and a regular frequency.

At the time that I finally had the resources to move forward and offer this program, several of my friends who had offered similar programs that “failed” told me not to waste my time and energy starting something that would never last.

That was 5 years ago.

My weekly Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling calls are one of my favorite things. And for those who are in Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp, it’s a bonus. I really feel the power of our weekly calls.

I’m so glad that I follow my guidance and move forward even when others are trying to persuade me with their logic. Don’t get me wrong, there are MANY times when folks in my beloved community are SO very helpful in telling me things that I haven’t seen or noticed and that’s wonderful. For me, telling me the truth as you understand is helpful to me. I can take anything that’s offered to me as long as it’s offered with Love and kindness.

My invitation to you is to consider what you might be resisting or putting on the back burner because you’re not sure how it will go over. I encourage you to follow your heart and let Spirit make the way for you.

When it comes to contributing more Love, Spirit always makes a way. As long as we walk with Spirit, wherever we wander, we cannot get lost. That’s pretty cool!

RELATIONSHIP HELPERIn case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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, online, 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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A Better Way

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

One of the things I’m most grateful for is my willingness to change my mind and to change course.  It used to be that I would often, “stick to my guns,” in ways that I would back myself into a corner and feel trapped.  I’d do it to myself and then I’d be angry with myself, but I couldn’t handle any more self-judgment, so I’d project that anger out onto others and attack them instead.  It was a really vicious cycle in my mind.

I caused my self so much pain and suffering, and those around me too, that now, I’m *so grateful that I can (most of the time) easily come forward and ask for what I’d like, what I prefer, and what I don’t like and don’t want in my life.  I can really be grateful to not paling myself into a corner anymore.  What a relief that I don’t have to have any guns to stick to!  Phew!

I am so grateful for my life!  I am so grateful that I agreed to follow my guidance!  I’ve been offering my yearlong Masterful Living Course since 2009, and I’ve learned so much since then.  My life has really taught me HOW to recognize my guidance, how to listen to it, and how to follow it.  It’s not all been fun, but it’s all been worthwhile and that’s the main thing.

Almost every day now, I get to talk with people in Masterful Living this year as we do our end of year, one-on-one check in’s and, while not everyone has extraordinary results, many have made such real changes that they’re experiencing a much higher quality of life and relationships now.  They feel better about themselves.  They’re more willing to actually make changes and less interested in repeating the same things from the past.  There’s at least some light at the end of the tunnel instead of just a dark tunnel.

That’s worth so much to me.  I used to wonder how I’d ever be able to really help anyone when my life was so challenging and difficult for me.  I knew there was a better way, but I didn’t know how to find it.  I knew what worked for other people, but those things didn’t work for me.  I was special.  I was an especially hopeless case.  I really believed that.

The thing that began to change everything for me was my willingness to stop believing that anyone was hopeless.  I became willing to see myself as not separate from others, and I began to realize it was my spiritual  responsibility to see the perfection in the people in my life, including everyone, excluding no one.

I never imagined I could succeed, but I decided I’d rather give it my best than not even try.

So, now, I am so very grateful that I had even a little bit of willingness to believe that there must be a better way!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is How to Stop Teaching Persecution.

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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Healing the Guilt

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

As a spiritual leader, I feel it’s important to be setting a shining example at all times.  In keeping with that, I’m pleased to let you know that as I write this, having just had a huge piece of pumpkin pie (homemade, of course) for breakfast, I am running on Pumpkin Power!

On Friday, I went to an early morning pilates class, which is my thing when I’m in New Jersey as I am now.  (I love pilates on the reformer.) The teacher of the pilates class made an assumption that most of us would be hungover and that we would all be ashamed of ourselves for over-eating and feeling guilty for having indulged.  She, therefore, intended to subject us to a rigorous workout so we could feel better about ourselves and release some of that shame and guilt by building up some merit by working out extra hard.

And so the ego says:

You cannot win in this system.
You cannot get ahead, because you are a sinner.
The best you can do is find a method for compensating for your sinful ways
– but at least you have that.
And you also have good reason to self-medicate,
because this stuff is CRA-ZEEEEE

And people just buy it because it’s so much a part of the mainstream.

I didn’t make a big deal out of it, but I did quietly mention that I didn’t overeat or feel hungover.

Sure, I had a full load of rich, delicious food, but I didn’t make myself uncomfortable by eating too much.

My nephews, Mikey and Alex, and I made pies.  Three of them:  Pumpkin, Pecan, and Dutch Apple.  And all of them were SO totally delicious, but I knew that if I ate anymore after that very filling turkey dinner, I’d be regretting it later, and out of Self-Love, I didn’t do that.

What I did, instead, was affirm that I could have pumpkin pie for breakfast and I did.  I had TWO pieces of pumpkin pie with whipped cream (homemade, so delicious, YUM!) on BOTH of them not long after pilates and I felt so good about it.  I had one big piece today, but no whipped cream, only because there wasn’t any left.  And I may have pumpkin pie again for breakfast tomorrow if there’s any left.

The best part of the pies was making them with Mikey and Alex,  and being able to spend hours in the kitchen with them hanging out, listening to David Bowie and Neil Young, two of my favorites, and just groovin’ with the goodness.

I’m really learning, on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis, how to make the choices I feel good about and simply walk in that energy of Love.  Love has all the power to heal our lives if we’re willing to stand in it.

I don’t need to argue with the pilates teacher and tell her she’s deluded about her assumptions and that it’s wrong to lay the guilt and the shame on us.  (BTW, she mentioned that she got up at 4 a.m. to eat pie.)  I knew it was projection.  I knew her strong INTENTION was to be helpful and supportive to us in feeling good about ourselves in the ways she knew how.  She had NO intention to further the belief in guilt, sin, shame, and suffering.

To be bothered by the pilates teacher’s remarks would be to make it all so real.  I would have done that in the past, and I would have upset myself, and I would have needed to be right about how wrong she was.  I would have needed to show her and teach her how wrong she was, and school her about what was right so she could be FREE of that ego insanity.

Now, I have learned, and most of the time, I remember, that LOVE is the healer, not my words.  My loving heart is the healer, not what I remember reading in a book.  Love is an active remembrance of our true identity

Every day, this world offers us more ways to practice and more opportunities to eat pie.  It’s such an amazing place to live!

Contribute now!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised $13,700 and we have only $11,300 to go!!!  We’re doing it!  If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people.  Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution.   Thank you!

FREE RELATIONSHIP CLASS Now is the time for us to decide to be successful in your relationships. It’s a decision.  And no matter how incompetent we might feel there are simple changes we can make.  It’s easier than you might think! Check out my free class – the download is available NOW! Relationship Healing & Harmony FREE class.

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For Your Freedom

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

I used to think that in order to feel free, things had to change in the world.  I believed it was the problems in the world that kept me from being happy, prosperous, and free.  I was so convinced that I was a victim of the world.

Fortunately, I made up my mind to take responsibility for everything in my life, at least in theory, and then things started to get a WHOLE LOT better for me.  I say, “in theory,” because I decided to take 100% responsibility for everything in my life with ZERO blame – yet, I still find ways that I don’t fully take responsibility – and I learn from them.  I course correct.

What I have come to truly love is our human experience.  At times, it’s so beautiful, and other times, it’s repulsive.  Sometimes, it’s confusing, and then at other times, it’s heartbreaking, inspiring, and compelling – it’s a real mix of things every day.

Our Freedom is constant.  We’re always free.  No matter what the circumstances are, the Freedom remains at least a continuous undercurrent of everything.  We don’t FEEL free when our mind is trapped in our perspective.  When we aren’t willing to see beyond our perspective then we feel trapped or imprisoned – the prison is made out of our own thoughts and beliefs.

Fortunately, there’s one who can dissolve the sense of being stuck and trapped – and it’s us, in partnership with the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Let’s lay all the false beliefs, the mental and emotional trash, on the altar.  Let’s give all of it to the Spirit for healing and decide to find the Freedom in our heart and mind once again.

Is there anything you’re not taking responsibility for?
Is there anything you can change your mind about?

Go for it!  Let’s get on with it and bring the Freedom back to our mind – starting NOW!

Contribute now!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised $11,500 and we have only $13,500 to go.  If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people.  Your contribution is doubled when you give right now!   Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Increase Your Spiritual Success!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

One surefire way I know to increase your spiritual success is to make your spiritual practice something you do all day long in every moment of the day.  It’s tempting to tune out and go unconscious – to vegetate or simply unplug.  What are we unplugging from?  God?  Life?  The flow of Love?  The world of insanity?  Let’s be clear about it.

I can remember how excited I felt when I realized that every moment offers a healing opportunity.  I began to consciously choose to look for opportunities to practice patience, kindness, generosity, and stillness.  I began to look for my opportunities to smile at people, to say something kind and complimentary, and it was as if I discovered all these ways to give myself a sweet gift again and again, throughout the day.

I also began to stop myself from being rude, unkind, belligerent, and all the other kinds of attack I had in my bag of tricks.  It felt so good to replace being unkind with being helpful.  I felt so grateful that I could change so many things in my life so quickly!

My many spiritual success helped me to change my mind about myself.
I began to feel more and more worthy of Love and goodness.

I began to feel happier and more lighthearted.
I dropped the weight I felt in my heart.
I discovered the Light that was always there.

I started to have a secret smile.
I knew I was onto something.
I was feeling the Joy of being loving.

Each day affords us so many opportunities.
What’s even better is to have spiritual community and Prayer Partners to share it with.

That’s why I love to bring people together to experience more of our true identity, which is naturally loving and kind!  Spiritual success is ours now, we don’t have to wait!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is picking up!  We raised close to $1,000 yesterday. Thanks to generous donations from beautiful people!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised close to $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Please click here now to make a contribution.

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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

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Your Loving Support

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Lion King has that wonderful teaching about the circle of life.  There is definitely a circular nature to giving and receiving.  I used to feel strings were attached to everything someone gave me, and that feeling of owing wasn’t something I liked, so I decided not to receive much.  I began to close off from receiving and limit the flow of good.  I became a poor receiver.

It took me a long time to learn that everything I receive, I receive from Spirit.
Everything I give, I give to Spirit – and that’s the circle of life that makes sense to me.

One relationship that God is having with itself by means of us.
If we are good and gracious givers and receivers then we’re in the flow of Love, and all of our needs are met by Spirit.

When we start to try to control and manipulate the flow, lack and limitation are close behind.

One of my favorite practices of being in the flow of Love is * giving in a myriad of ways.  And that’s why we have a steady stream of free offerings at Power of Love Ministry.  We give and give and give, because I feel Spirit gives me so much that I am inspired to give continuously, too.
It’s been just about nine days since we embarked on our first-ever fundraising campaign to Help Shine the Light. We have some beautiful and generous folks who are inspired by our mission and vision and they’ve promised to match ALL contributions up to $25,000. if we can raise the money now.  The operative word is “now.”
We only have until December 4 to raise $25,000 in order to receive the $25,000 matching.  Please help us to reach our goal!.
December 4 may seem like a long way off, but it’s only 23 days.  It’s a busy time of year.  Thanksgiving is next week!  My birthday is the week after that! And then we’re at December 4.

We’re at about $8,000 now, which is great, but if we don’t raise the $25,000 we won’t get the full match 😞.

Here’s what I’ve seen over the last 10 years:  People come into the free classes, listen to the daily prayers, and listen to the radio show, and they tell me over and over again that their lives are profoundly changing.  Their relationships are really improving, there’s more Love in their lives and it’s very noticeable.

While I’m so happy to donate my time to many worthy causes, it still takes a staff to support all the technical aspects of having a global ministry that offers so many free things.  To be able to reach people with a free class takes money.

  • Your donations really do make it possible for us to tell more people about our free classes.
  • Your contributions make it possible for us to offer more free classes.
  • Your donations make it possible for us to transcribe the radio shows and the prayers so that the hearing impaired can participate, too.  Our transcripts are a Godsend to many people for whom English is a second language.
  • Your contributions make it possible for us to give partial scholarship to classes and support people who are on a pension, social security, or disability  – and these are often people who aren’t able to get out much. So, being able to participate in classes gives them a community of like-minded souls.
  • Your donations make it possible to do so much for many people all over the world – this is how global change occurs – by supporting people in deepening their spiritual practice and connection with God.  This is how we get to a spiritual tipping point for all beings!

Our free Living A Course in Miracles classes have helped so many people learn about A Course in Miracles and become inspired to pick it up again or open it for the first time.  Isn’t that wonderful?
Our goal is to raise $50,000 to invest in helping more people to apply these beautiful principles to their lives.
YOUR gift will be matched dollar for dollar if you give NOW.
With your help we can meet our goal of $50,000!  How cool is that?

Here’s the link to use now:
https://www.powerofloveministry.net/donate.html

If you had any thoughts at all about making a tax-deductible contribution this year – now’s the time so we can receive the entire matching grant!
Would you please consider making a contribution to help us support more people around the world?

Your donation makes it possible for Power of Love Ministry to better serve those who have a strong inner calling to be of service, too, and live a deeper spiritual life.
We wish to thank you in advance for being a part of this expansion.  Together, we support all who wish to be a healing presence in their life and in their community in order to make the world a more loving place for everyone.  Together we’re:

Creating Capacity to Transform More Lives

All boats rise on this tide of Love!
Thank you!
One more thing – If you see my posts on Facebook, please help me to get the word out by commenting on them!  Thank you!

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Gary Renard’s New Book

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Gary Renard, the author of Disappearance of the Universe, has just come out with a new book.  I feel that Disappearance of the Universe is an extremely valuable book that really inspired me.  For many people, it’s a wonderful way to understand A Course in Miracles.

Gary’s books are provocative, informing, inspiring, and funny!

His latest book is The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other.  I’ve only just started reading it, but I had to tell you about it!

Gary’s new book *explores six of the lifetimes in which Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in700 B.C.

If it calls to you, I encourage you to check it out – here’s a link to look at or purchase the book from Amazon.com.  Click now to see the book: The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other: A History of Mighty Companions

We do tend to incarnate with the same people again and again.  Which is all the more reason to focus on healing our relationships and not taking the negativity into the next lifetime.

Since guilt is a major issue for people in their relating to others, we’re going to be looking at that today on my radio show.  I feel so strongly that the healing opportunities in our relationships are extraordinary now, and it’s the thing for us to focus on.  Please join me live or get the download!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships.

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!

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