Archive for the ‘A Course in Miracles’ 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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Relationship With Spirit

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Consider this: Imagine that you’re single and you’d REALLY like to be in a committed intimate partnership with someone you adore and that you feel you’d be SO grateful to spend the rest of your life with. Let’s say that’s the deep desire of your heart.

You yearn for that clear connection with a soulmate.

And so, to get to that, you decide you’re going to read relationship books until you get there.

And you’re going to listen to relationship CD’s.
And you’ll watch videos on youtube.

But you’re not going to do anything towards actually meeting a potential mate, you’re just going to study up on it.

That seems pretty crazy, doesn’t it?

Yet, that’s precisely what many people have told me that they’ve done for most of their lives. They are learning about Spirit, but they don’t actually feel like they have an intimate relationship.

One of the most common things I hear from people in class with me is they are so grateful they stopped just studying spiritual books and started actually having an active practice and relationship with Spirit.

When you have a relationship with someone, a deep intimate relationship, you recognize their voice in a crowd. You know their vibration and you can feel them coming. That’s how it is with Spirit when we’re in a committed relationship.

Sometimes people are afraid that if they were in a committed relationship with Spirit, the demands would be too much. I used to feel that way, but consider what Jesus said according to the Gospel of Matthew:

Come unto me,
all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

My yoke is easy – the commitment is easy.
My burden is Light – as in the Light that lighteth up every man, woman and child in this world.

That sounds pretty darn good to me!
And, I must share that I have found this to be the truth of it.

The deeper I go, the greater the commitment, the lighter I feel, the easier it is.

A relationship is a relationship.
Whether it’s with Spirit or your family.
Sometimes it feels like a roller coaster ride.
Whether you’re screaming or laughing depends on your perspective.

Connecting from the heart.
Sharing time together.
That’s what strengthens a relationship.
Honesty. Transparency. Compassion.

Every day offers an opportunity.

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Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Have you ever spent the entire night sleepless, twisting and turning because you’re shattered to your core about something someone did? I have. It’s like having 3rd degree burns on the inside AND the outside.

How do you forgive, when what happened is such a blow to your heart, to your self-esteem, to your relationship? It seems impossible.

Experiences like that are so disturbing, because it is a threat to our identity. Fortunately, it’s only a threat to our FALSE identity — but we don’t know it at the time.

One of the big challenges is that we cannot truly move on until we fully forgive – and how many people know how to REALLY do that?

Life is a forgiveness adventure or it’s a forgiveness hell – you decide what it is for you. I choose adventure!

Without the ability to TRULY forgive and let go of the past, we’re preventing ourselves from having a happier life.

All forgiveness is an adventure, of sorts. The more I travel down this road of life, the more clear I am that forgiveness is the way out of all suffering, pain and difficulty. I love this life, now that I’ve learned to forgive! I never imagined I would ever be someone who could possibly say those words! WOW!

Today, I’m offering a free live, video, epic 3-hour forgiveness workshop, and YOU are invited.

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

TODAY: 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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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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My Little Willingness

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

As I write this, I’m blessed to be in the midst of offering one of my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensives. It’s such a powerful healing when we’re finally willing and ready to recognize that the only limitations we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only grievances we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only way someone can take advantage of us is if we agree to it.

The only way we can feel limited is if we agree to limitations.

When I first began to realize these things, it felt like a dead weight on top of me, because I didn’t know HOW to release the limiting thoughts.

I was stopped by my belief that it couldn’t be done, because I didn’t know how to do it.

I was stopped by my belief that I was on my own, and if I didn’t know how to do it I had no resources, and so I had to accept that it couldn’t be done.

Fortunately, I had that little bit of willingness that Jesus talks about in A Course in Miracles. My little bit of willingness kept me praying. My prayers to have a healing were answered, in part, by my realization that I could Partner UP. I realized that limitations are really only in my thinking, not in my true reality.

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened. I was calling forth a healing, and I was accepting it. I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

My willingness to call forth, and accept, help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing. I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then, and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing, and that’s what inspires me, every single day.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people. Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how. We ALLOW. There are no REAL limitations.

I am calling forth a miracle for us every day. Thank you for praying with me, and calling forth a miracle today!

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

SATURDAY: 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 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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Celebrate

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

I used to notice so many of my daily failures, and feel dejected and hopeless. I realized that a better strategy was to celebrate my victories.

I learned that there’s no extra charge in life to celebrate every little victory. Celebrate when you notice that you’re now able to be patient with the telemarketer. Celebrate that you’re able to be kind to the person who is belligerent. Celebrate when you realize you were compassionate with the person who seems to have no compassion. Celebrate when you make a higher choice.

I feel it’s so valuable for us to learn to celebrate when we make more loving choices. Our celebration is a recognition that we’re succeeding, and that’s encouraging. It starts a new pattern. It’s deeply healing.

I really like that victory pose with arms up in a “V” for victory. No longer am I the victim of the ego. I AM is victorious now!

I feel so grateful that we can change our minds, heal our hearts, reboot our relationships – forgiveness makes the most extraordinary healing possible, and we can celebrate our willingness to let the past go, as well as our ability to take no offense in the present moment.

Any day that we can celebrate, even a little bit more Love and kindness, is a day we’re able to have healing and be a benefit to others, and that is a day of victory! I am always victorious when I can be more loving.

The very fact that I really do have the ability to change my mind, no matter how tough things are, is a great thing to celebrate every single day!

Cheers to us! Yay, God!

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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Pain Release

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

“No pain, no gain” is appropriate in our workout programs, perhaps. But, it’s not the way we wish to live our lives. Still, I’ve lived that way in the past. I’d like to gain without pain!

Yesterday, I wrote my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso about “Acceptance”. It can be so challenging to accept what we don’t like.

I remember in 2016, after the election, that people were saying #notmypresident, and I could understand that feeling. When the U.S. president is elected by the electoral college, and not the majority vote, it can feel like a blow that is hard to accept.

If we don’t like the system, we must work to change it. Complaining while doing nothing will only lead to our own feeling deprived, and falling into sadness and depression

The fact is that the majority of Americans do not feel that Kavanaugh has the temperament to be a Supreme Court justice. However, this is the system that we have.

A Course in Miracles has help for every kind of upset:
“When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing
except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.

When you are anxious, realize that anxiety comes from the capriciousness of the ego, and know this need not be . You can be as vigilant against the ego’s dictates as for them. ” T-4.IV.3 & 4

We begin at the level of the mind, energizing a system of Divine Justice and Love ruling every decision, truth prevailing over ALL. Let us have compassion for our friends who are angry, and feeling abusive and abused. Let us judge no one.

Let us be the bringers of Light that we’re designed to be. This is OUR time for living our destiny. Why else would we incarnate at this time? Let us be truly helpful, and represent the One Who sent us. We’re designed to succeed. Let us not imagine failure. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

This is the time we’ve waited for! Let’s join together to Love more fully than ever before!

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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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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Speak Plainly

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Many times I am doing my best to be delicate, to not be too pushy or strong, and it comes out as though I’m being deliberately obtuse. I’m often too subtle, thinking that people can fill in all the missing parts and feel what I really mean. But they don’t, and they can’t, and it gets me into trouble.

For a long time now, I’ve been learning to speak plainly. Sometimes I feel my nature is to be too direct, and that it comes out as something sharp. I’m learning about balance.

We can be super successful at communicating if we can share how we feel without complaining, and without attacking, without judging. It takes a great willingness to have a healing, rather than to just blame.

As Thich That Hath says, “Blaming never helps.”

We blame when we’d like people to feel guilty.
What we’re really doing is taking our own self-blame and guilt and projecting it out onto others. It creates more drama and trauma, which is actually for the purpose of bringing our attention to it.

I used to perpetuate a lot of drama.
I realized that I did that because I felt so helpless.

I’m not helpless anymore, so I don’t need to be silent, and I don’t need to make a lot of drama. I can be clear and speak plainly without judgment, and help bring things to the Light of Love for healing.

It does take willingness.
I have that willingness now.

I encourage you to make a commitment to speak plainly, without judgment or blame, and with a strong intention to bring things to the light of Love for healing.

In this way, we can let the past go and experience a great healing. It’s beautiful. Let us be grateful!

I’m offering a 3 part Live Video Workshop.
Please block off the time on your calendar.

That’s right – we’re going to follow up together, so you’re not left doing this on your own, like in the past!

This is my gift to you – so please show up for yourself and join me.

There is no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love offering basis.

10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm London /
3am Sydney *(next day)

Click here to learn more

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.

To have real and lasting healing, it’s more than just saying “I forgive.” Let’s gain momentum and have some real healing together this year, and share the benefits with everyone in our lives.

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!

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Learning Through Joy

Friday, October 5th, 2018

As I write this, the sun is rising over the blue ridge mountains, and it takes my breath away. It’s like watching a painting forming in front of you. The Master Painter puts on a show that is unparalleled. Miraculous!

I am so grateful that A Course in Miracles teaches us that we can have magnificent beauty and the greatest gain without the pain.

Pain is an old paradigm.

The invitation is to learn through Joy, rather than pain.

Pain is a motivator.
The pain is always there to push us, if we choose to grow in that way.

I cannot even begin to count the number of times that I’ve chosen to finally do something different, because the pain got too much for me. I don’t wish to do things that way, anymore.

I don’t wish to endure anything, anymore.

The more masterful I become, the lower my tolerance for pain is. THANK GOD!

The more I love myself, the more unwilling I am to suffer.

The more my view rises above the battleground, the less time I wish to spend down there. I’ve learned it’s unnecessary.

And still, sometimes I choose to learn through contrast, and I revisit it.

As the sun rise evolves, it becomes a mystical invitation to climb to a higher elevation in our view by shifting our thinking. This picture of the sun rising this morning reminds me of the beauty of allowing the Light in to my awareness, and the view from higher up is the view I prefer!

Are you aware of places in your life where you still choose to learn through pain rather than through Joy?

I’m offering a 3 part Live Video Workshop.
Please block off the time on your calendar.

That’s right – we’re going to follow up together so you’re not left doing this on your own like in the past!

Let’s ROCK these holidays and let’s do it together!

This is my gift to you – so please show up for yourself and join me.

There is no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a love offering basis.

10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm London / 3am Sydney *(next day)
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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.

To have real and lasting healing, it’s more than just saying “I forgive.” Let’s gain momentum and have some real healing together this year and share the benefits with everyone in our lives.

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!

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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!

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I AM Blessed

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The more I choose Love, the more I see that I am ALWAYS blessed.

There’s never a break in the blessings, except when I choose to block the flow of Love in my own heart and mind.

I’m the one who decides if I’m blessed or not!

When I share the blessings with others, I’m doubly blessed.

It’s so clear to me now!

Yesterday, on my radio show, the topic was How Does Healing Happen? It was so inspiring to share the insights of ACIM on this topic.

Our natural state is perfect Wholeness, Peace, Joy, Wisdom, Clarity, Freedom, Prosperity, Purity, Harmony, Abundance, Beauty and more! These are the gifts that have already been given to us.

ACIM says, “Ask and it is given, because it already has been given.” Yes, it’s already been given, and we’ve put up the blocks in our mind.

Fortunately, we do not have to search for the blocks. We simply give them to Spirit for healing. The more we recognize that we can FEEL or SENSE a block and offer it up, the more healing we can have.

There’s no extra cost for healing 10 blocks a day or a 100.
Our willingness is the only requirement.

I just LOVE that it’s so easy.
I am now, finally, so grateful that I can decide whether I’d like to live in the Love or in the block pile.

Let’s join together each day and be more vigilant for our healing! Say “Yes!” in the comments if you are on board!

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.

It’s not too late to join me! Retreats start Tomorrow!
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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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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Absolute Abundance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

For so long, I was living in lack, and I worried about money a lot. It was a constant theme in my life. As a spiritual counselor, I frequently counseled people who were worried about money, and there were times that I felt like a fraud because I, too, was worried about money. Worry, worry, worry.

It took me until I was really willing to put my attention on seeking the Kingdom first before things changed for me. Once I put my attention on returning to an awareness of the truth, and putting every other thing after that in my priorities, then things began to change for me.

I know, absolutely, that my financial flow changed because of the forgiveness I did. I had to forgive others that I blamed for my financial issues. I had to let go of the meaning I made of things. And, I had to forgive myself for my choices, most especially the choice to blame others.

I also had to shift my focus from thoughts of lack and limitation to thoughts of being grateful for the Unity of all life.

I had to consciously choose to become receptive, and allow myself to receive.

I had to confront my belief that money was the root of all evil, and realize that money has no power– it’s inert. It’s how we hold things in our mind that shapes our lives.

I became aware that, in past lives, I’d taken vows of poverty that were still operating in my awareness. I gave them up to Spirit for healing, and they were healed.

The forgiveness changed things for me permanently.

Then, I had to become really truly fiscally responsible. Of course, it was all preparation for the work I do now, running a non-profit organization and managing all the finances of everything.

One shift in my awareness led to another and another.

I feel so strongly that it started with forgiveness, and then the next step was being receptive, and the next step was shifting from affirming limitations constantly to affirming abundance constantly.

Everything is related. No matter how much we compartmentalize things, there’s no separation on any level – everything is connected ALL of the time.

That can seem like a burden, but it’s actually a wonderful thing!

Because everything is connected– every thought, every being, every choice– we are living in the “butterfly effect”. We can change one thought and change our whole lives.

Can you feel the truth in that?
The ego thought system denies it, but it’s still true.

We cannot hold a resentment against one person and not have it affect our whole life.
Every choice we make for Love affects our whole life.

Every moment we choose how we will serve– with Love or without.

Because of forgiveness, I am free.
I AM so grateful that every moment counts!

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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Non-judgment Day

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

I can remember so many years heading into the winter solstice, with the days getting consistently shorter. My birthday, the holidays, and the winter itself, would bring a certain kind of feeling similar to PTSD for what I’d experienced in the past.

I used to go into the holidays EXPECTING to be disappointed. I used to anticipate that I’d be revisiting the same painful hurts and memories as previous years.

I would look for the offenses and upsets that matched my experience in the past so, I could reinvigorate the painful meaning I’d made of things in the past. And then, I’d get to be right all over again.

Not happy, but right.

Can you relate?
I’ve found this is a common theme for people, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere it starts now. In the USA, we have Thanksgiving at the end of November, and this year it’s on my birthday. Thanksgiving is the biggest family holiday we have. The day before is always the biggest single travel day in the USA all year long.

So many triggers, so little time.

But, I have a different experience now.
First of all, it’s been years since there was pain and upsets at the holidays in my life.

I used to visit family, and after 3 days I’d start to feel sad and depressed.
What was wrong with me?
Why did I keep doing this to myself?
Why did I keep thinking that I could stay for a week, when I would start to feel depressed after just a few days?
Why did I keep repeating the same madness, expecting a new experience?

And on and on.

Here’s what changed everything for me: Taking responsibility.

As part of my deciding not to be focused on judging, complaining, constantly criticizing, and looking for problems, I began to start to look for ways to extend compassion and kindness.

When offense was taken, I committed to being the one who would go first and make amends.

I stopped taking everything personally, because I started to see all my attacks on others were more about me than about them.

And then, as my mind started becoming more kind and loving, I began to see that none of my attacks were about them, and ALL of them were about me.

None of this happened over night.
It was slow and gradual change, over years.

But the super cool thing is, that I realized every change I made rippled out to my family and friends. I could be the one who decided whether or not I was pissed off and hurt. The upset couldn’t happen without my agreement!

It was me. I was the one I had to forgive for having made my life into a portal to hell.

I studied spirituality for nearly 20 years, feeling that truth was an ever-illusive mystery that I just couldn’t get to. For me, truth was just beyond one more door that I was trying to pry open. I was looking outside myself for insight, thinking that an intellectual approach would bring me what I was looking for, because my intellect had always (or so I thought!) helped me in the past.

I’d figured out my problems in the past.
I could figure out how to get connected to Spirit.
I didn’t know that the intellect is a tool of the ego.

But, through my deep desire of the heart to truly know Spirit, and to truly break free of pain and suffering, I was led and guided. It was ONLY my willingness that helped me to see through the bushes and brambles of ego blocks and subterfuge.

I now LOVE this time of year, for a whole new set of reasons! Check this out:

From September into January, I get to have 1-on-1 appointments with all the folks who are in my year-long Masterful Living Course. When we talk early in the year, things are challenging. It’s not so easy. People are looking deeply into their patterns and habits to eliminate the causes of suffering. Some people experience it with a lot of Joy and Freedom, but not all. Some begin having many miracles all at once. But, that’s not true for everyone. Some folks find it super challenging, and they are heroic in their not giving up.

I’ve been having 1-on-1’s with the folks in this community for weeks now, and it’s such a pleasure. By now, most people are telling me their successes in how this year has been so life-changing for them. They’re telling me how differently they feel about themselves and their life. They tell me stories of marriages that are experiencing a rebirth of Love, and relationships with family that are getting better every day. They’re looking forward to doing the holidays differently.

And, because we have people who continue doing the work together with me and the community for years, I get to celebrate the long term AMAZING transformation of their lives, careers, families, finances and more.

When someone is absolutely convinced that they are unlovable,
and now they know it’s not true,
that changes every minute
of every day
of the rest of their lives –
and for those around them as well.

I love listening to someone share how they made a decision to do something differently in their workplace, because they just wanted to be nicer to the people in their lives. Over the course of a year, their shifts change the entire culture of their workplace. Then, their co-workers take home a different attitude, and they share that with their family. Their children take that with them to school, and then the other kids in their class take that home to their family, and that’s how the world changes.

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

It works!

That’s why I’m committed to proving it.

I absolutely LOVE the last third of the year. It’s four months of reaping the rewards and celebrating the benefits. They aren’t dark months, anymore. There’s nothing to fear, anymore. It’s win-win all the way!

Yesterday, I got this idea, and I’d like to share it with you and see what you think.

I feel guided to propose that this Power of Love community create a community newsletter or digital bulletin board where people share their challenges and their successes.

In Masterful Living, we hear the most AMAZING miracles and transformations on a regular basis, but we keep it pretty contained because we have strong confidentiality in order to support a sense of feeling really safe within the community.

If you’re not in class with me, would you like to hear what people are doing, and learn from them and their stories?

If you’re in class, would you be willing to share your experiences and stories?

In this day and age, we can make audios, videos, poems, collages and all kinds of ways to express our stories of healing and victory of Spirit. Fun!

No matter how it looks on the surface, and in the news, Love IS being revealed, and we can put more focus on celebrating that, especially now as we’re heading to the holidays.

What do you feel you’d like?

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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Choice

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

It’s the time of Instant Karma. There’s no doubt about that. If you watch the political news on a regular basis, you can see that people’s choices that are less than kind and compassionate come back to them pretty swiftly. People can still lie, cheat, steal and disrespect others, but the consequences come pretty quickly.

What is karma? As A Course in Miracles student, I’m aware that ACIM doesn’t discuss karma, although it does talk about reincarnation. Here’s my understanding of karma and, if you have a different one, please share in the comments section below.

I experience karma as the residue of the decisions I’ve made in the past. It can be my loving choices or my fearful choices. It’s all karma. I can feel that I made many negative, fearful, unloving, and unforgiving choices in my past– this life and prior lives– and those choices were all decisions.

My decisions from the past appeared to become my belief system. Beliefs are not true. They are the decisions I made about life. Truth is true, and it’s not a belief. Truth applies to everyone, and is not changeable based on circumstances. Truth is constant. That’s precisely why it’s liberating. Truth is an aspect of God’s Love and Grace.

My decisions that have come my belief system are, in a way, my negative karma – although I don’t actually believe in negative karma, because I do believe what ACIM says– all things work together for good, and there no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego.

My unloving choices come back to me in a way that helps me to learn and choose Love, and I’m grateful for that. Karma is an amazing system that is built on a foundation of Love and grace. It is ALWAYS a blessing – let us receive it that way, and give up this idea of punishment.

God does not punish. Only the ego punishes.

I’m glad to be living in this time. Let all my karma come to me now in a way that is grace-filled and can lift me up to be more loving. I am willing to develop a pristine Clarity that allows me to see every speck of unloving choice, and to course correct myself on a moment-to-moment basis.

I intend and desire to be wholly truthful.
I’m not always completely kind, but I aspire to be.
I ask the Universe to help me to meet my aspiration.

In my experience of life, I have witnessed many hundreds of thousands of opportunities for me to make more loving choices that I’m inclined to make in that moment. I’ve experienced my lessons on a daily basis.

There are days when I felt like a burn victim standing naked in a windstorm, but those are LONG gone. Everything I’ve done, every difficult decision, has helped me to liberate from the haze and fog of my denial of truth. The years that the locusts chomped away on, and left barren, have been given back to me, and I’m enjoying them now.

I am now a happy learner. And, my goal is to simply know and remember the perfect truth of my being that is my liberation.

I’ve learned the Self-Love, that is in my ability to choose, to be compassionate with others. Without that, life is HARD. It’s bone-crushingly difficult, and instant karma is our experience now.

When I think of a judgmental thought, I experience it right away. I feel the energy shift– I stub my toe, I almost fall on the stairs. It used to be that I’d ding my car, I’d break something that was expensive to be replaced, I’d miss my deadline, I’d lose the discount, I’d have to write a letter of apology, or pay for the meal.

Out of Self-Love we can make all of our choices towards EVERYONE filled with kindness and compassion. Then, Spirit’s perfect Grace will flow in our life, and all the painful decisions we’ve made in the past will come back to us, gently, so that we can choose again.

Jesus said it this way: What you do to the least of them, you do to Me.

There is no “other” – we’re One.
What we do to ourselves, we do to Jesus.
What we do to the judger, we do to ourselves and to Jesus.
There’s no escape from the Oneness.

Right now, Judge Kavanaugh is experiencing the revisiting of what he has done to others. Whether he actually did what he’s accused of or not, I don’t know. I believe in people’s innocence. However, this person has made so many choices that were lacking in compassion – his record clearly shows that – and now he’s discovering the hubris of that. He’d like some compassion. I have plenty. And my compassion includes the prayer that Kavanaugh develops the goldmine of true humility, taking responsibility, apologizing and extending kindness. I wish for him what I aspire to myself.

Consider: His job involves the opportunity to punish people or help them. What did he choose, and why?

ACIM teaches us, “Idle wishes and grievances are partners or co-makers in picturing the world you see. The wishes of the ego gave rise to it, and the ego’s need for grievances, which are necessary to maintain it, peoples it with figures that seem to attack you and call for ‘righteous’ judgment. These figures become the middlemen the ego employs to traffic in grievances.” W-73.2.

Let’s not align with ego. Let’s align with something real– Love.

I hold this for myself and everyone, each and every day. Let’s mine that gold, and live with a heart of gold, each and every day! We are the Light, the golden Light of Love, and the darkness has NO POWER.

There is One power, and it is the Power of Love.

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!

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

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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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Relief

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

I’ve heard it said that, the reason why our family can push our buttons so easily is because they installed them. Ha ha ha! However, it’s really not true.

It took me a long time to get with the program, but I finally realized that I installed all the buttons, and I can de-install them, too. Each button, each trigger, each internal hot spot, sore spot, and sensitivity is of my own making.

I can remember getting SO triggered, and then blame, blame, blaming it on others. I used to be rattled to my CORE, but no more! I haven’t felt that way in so long, and I’m SO grateful!

It might be past life or this life, but it all comes back to me making decisions to hold onto grievances against myself and others. Those become like land mines in our psyche. Where I used to get so bothered if someone said something negative about me, I can now extend compassion, and I don’t get triggered.

I don’t have those same beliefs about myself, so there’s nothing there to get triggered. That’s true Freedom.

It’s such a RELIEF to not be upset by things all day long.
It’s such a relief to not be afraid and worried on a regular basis.

I honestly never thought I could EVER be consistently peaceful as I am now, and that’s why I encourage you, if you’re not consistently peaceful, do the self-forgiveness work. Devote yourself to it.

I get so inspired by the folks in my Masterful Living classes. This week and last, I’ve been talking with individuals who are having breakthrough after breakthrough. They’ve done the inner work, and they are reaping the rewards. It’s beautiful!

It’s easy to become convinced that it’s not possible for us, that we’re somehow un-redeemable, and stuck in a bad place, but it’s not true, and it’s such a HUGE relief to discover that for ourselves! It’s so important, too, because then we can share the benefits with everyone, and it makes it easier for everyone who goes for it too!

Let’s spread the relief!

1 week until my retreats!
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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Light Has Come

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

A Course in Miracles inspires me, so much, because it is pure truth. There is no opinion in it, at all. It’s just the facts, Ma’am. And, that’s a huge relief. We don’t have to wade through all kinds of fantasy or fiction. It’s all accurate and intentionally helpful.

We can disregard the truth, but the truth reminds us of who we are, and that’s extremely helpful. Some people like to make up their own personal version of the truth. Some people deny the truth. Some run from the truth. I welcome it.

I’ve learned that the truth is my friend and my liberator. ACIM tells us this:

WE are the Kingdom of God.

We have forgotten this, and we’re looking for the Kingdom in all the wrong places and faces.

We cannot find the Kingdom alone– we find it in our finding Unity with our fellow human beings.

The goal of the ACIM curriculum is to realize this, and awaken from the dream of separation to the reality of Unity.

The ego’s goal is to keep us believing in separation, feeling separate, and repeating the same errors and suffering.

It’s our responsibility to put the Holy Spirit in charge.

We are never alone.
We always have help.

There is no other, All is One, help is here now.

The only thing we really need to forgive is our own decision to see others as separate from us, and seeing them as separate, either better or worse.

We forgive through declaring our willingness to remember the truth of perfect Unity. This willingness will undo all of our suffering.

Let’s work on this every day, and bring on the golden age of Enlightenment!

Darkness is over.

Light has come!

10 days until my retreats!
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!

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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Mystical Revelations

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Today, I’m having Jon Mundy as a guest on my radio show, and we’ll be talking about his book on Mysticism & Miracles. Jon’s currently teaching a class on the topic, and this is a favorite topic of mine.

I love studying the great mystical writers. Their words are so directly inspiring, because they often feel like the very word OF God, rather than someone just writing about Spirit. I aspire to that, myself, in my writing, and there’s no question that many times I feel I’m that pure vessel, and the words inspire me as I write them.

Rumi and Hafiz are two Sufi poets from Persia who have inspired me to a heavenly vibration. I adore Christian D. Larson, the great Christian mystic. Vincent Van Gogh was a mystic both in his writing and painting.

When I experience the work of the mystics, I feel in tune with the Infinite myself, and there’s a rush of inspiration. The mystical writers inspire me to go to Source myself for more inspiration.

What was said to the Rose

What was said to the rose that made it open
was said to me here in my chest.

What was told to the cypress that made it strong
and straight, what was whispered to the jasmine

so it is what it is, whatever made sugarcane
sweet; whatever was said to the inhabitants

of the town of Chigil in Turkestan that makes
them so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate

flower blush like a human face, that is being
said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence

in language, that’s happening here. The great
warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,

chewing a piece of sugarcane, in love with
the one to whom every ‘that’ belongs!

by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Coleman Barks
Rumi, The Book of Love – Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Rumi, like Hafiz, drips words like the most sublime and sacred honey onto a page with seeming effortlessness. Much as Mozart heard the music fully written and wrote it down, it does seem as though Rumi simply took Divine Dictation, but we don’t know. Whatever his process, the words are miracles of clear spiritual expression. Thank you, Rumi!

Thank you for the very thought of “What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.” Thank you!

If you’d like to know more about the great mystics, and see these Divine Expressions reflected in A Course in Miracles, consider joining Jon Mundy’s class. You can learn more about this in my radio show today! (See below)

10 days until my retreats!
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!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Jon Mundy – Miracles & Mysticism. 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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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 Hell

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Relationship hell? I’ve been there. I’ve explored it in many ways, traversing the downs and way-downs of it. When I was younger– as a child, a teenager and until about age 30– I would get so angry that I felt what I describe as a murderous rage.

I’d become so upset, so threatened, and so afraid of being hurt that all I could feel was fury and desperation. My upset was like a hurricane, searching for some way to calm down, but only picking up speed and becoming more and more dangerous. I would frighten myself, I’d be so upset.

I’d become so loud, and mean, and desperate, without any self-control, that I’d rage until I was too tired to continue. Reaching exhaustion was the only thing that would get me to stop. My family’s or boyfriend’s attempts to control me would only make me infuriated. It was awful.

Once exhausted, I would collapse into a puddle of my own despair. I’d be consumed by self-hatred and fear of myself. It was all proof that something was horribly, uncontrollably wrong with me. I was beyond hope– or so I was convinced.

I learned to accept that this was just who I was, what I was. I felt like a bad seed. I felt like there was some kind of demon in me, and that terrified me. That fear was so intense that I couldn’t handle any kind of criticism or teasing. I learned to be very focused on self-preservation.

What I can understand now, that I didn’t understand then, is that it was extremely important that I learn how to have no other authority. I needed to be my own authority. No one could boss me around or intimidate me. When I was younger, it meant that I was always in a fight with the people I was rebelling against.

Now, I can see that I wasn’t really a rebel at all. I was maintaining my sovereignty. When I finally reached the point where I could make Spirit the authority in my life, and really listen to that still, small Voice, I had the ability to walk in the world without being pulled this way and that by other people’s opinions. My mind was able to be strong and focused, following Spirit’s guidance.

Historically, if you look at many of the mystics, you can see that they appeared to be rebels, too. That wasn’t their intention. It just looked that way.

Unfortunately, I went through many seasons of relationship hell where I felt completely unlovable. I felt excruciatingly bad and wrong so much of the time – but that didn’t stop me from acting out. I was frequently mean and cruel in defense of my insecurities. Now, I have a great compassion for people who behave that way, and I can really help them to break out of it.

I learned to try to control everything around me, constantly monitoring, to keep from being manipulated and controlled by others. I learned to always be on the offense as my best form of defense. It was exhausting.

I was constantly cleaning up the messes I made in my relationships, or just walking away from them. Many bridges have been burned, and many have been blown up.

I don’t ever wish to go back again in my past. I don’t look back anymore. Instead, I continuously ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to help me harvest all the Wisdom from my experiences.

What I learned is that I was constantly repeating my same upsets and errors because I was holding grudges. Holding grievances prevented me from learning from my experiences, because I always thought I knew what everything was for.

When I learned to forgive, to give up my meaning for everything, then I could discover what things were really for, and harvest the Wisdom they brought me. Eureka! It was a way out of hell!

The most amazing thing I’ve ever learned is that true forgiveness heals deeply. True forgiveness heals long-held mental and emotional patterns in a miraculous way.

A Course in Miracles promises us that the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions, if we allow it. The thing is, most people feel so guilty, and believe that they should be punished, and so they won’t allow the consequences to be undone. Yet, no matter how long we’ve lived in that mindset, we can shift in an instant. We can get out of hell.

I’m so glad I figured out how to ALLOW all the consequences to be undone, and to rescue my relationships. I know this is a repetitive theme of mine, but I feel I absolutely have to keep sharing what is so precious to me – and that’s the realization that when we hold the highest and best for our relationships, that’s exactly what comes to pass.

I’ve been a spiritual counselor since 2000. That’s 18 years of counseling individuals and couples. I’ve been teaching classes and leading retreats for 21 years. In all this time, with all of these people, almost everyone I’ve ever worked with was experiencing some kind of relationship upset that was rocking them to their core.

ACIM tells us that relationships are the #1 tool we have to heal our mind and wake up. Let’s do exactly that, starting NOW.

Like me, many people have been so completely brought to their knees, or flat on their face in the manure, by their inability to maintain relationship harmony – and the meaning they make of it. This need not be.

Forgiveness is a miracle tool. It’s not magic. It’s miraculously healing, and that’s an entirely different thing from a temporary magic fix.

Miraculous healing lasts.
It’s permanent healing, because it’s at the level of the mind – not the level of the personality.

This isn’t behavior modification or anger management – it’s true and lasting healing.

This isn’t self-improvement, because we don’t need improvement – we only need to let go of that which is false.

Hey, I still get annoyed on a regular basis.
I don’t get angry like I used to AT ALL anymore.
I don’t ever go to the place of thinking that there’s something wrong with me.
That’s completely over.
And that’s what I am holding for everyone.

As a counselor, I’ve worked with people who’ve felt way beyond any kind of hope, and they have been transformed by the healing of their mind.

They had to be willing.
They had to ALLOW the healing to take place, to call it forth, accept it and receive it. It’s not magic. It takes real willingness. It’s not a passive thing. It’s active willingness.

We cannot hold onto complaints and expect miracles.
We cannot hold onto grievances and also energize the highest and best.
We have to choose which way to go.
We can learn through pain or we can learn through miracles and Joy.

The holidays are coming.
It’s a time when we can either re-energize the old hurts, disappointments, regrets, guilt, blame and shame – or, we can decide to be a healing presence in our relationships.

We can repeat the past, or we can call forth a renewal and restoration.
It’s our choice.

I’ve been teaching forgiveness for 18 years, and it’s been a great learning to me. I continue to be AMAZED at how forgiveness transforms EVERYTHING, including our physical pains.

In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. That’s why I continue to offer these retreats.

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

In my year-long Masterful Living class, people tell me on a regular basis about their relationship healing and their physical healing, too.

I don’t consider myself a healer, but I do feel that I’m a healing presence. Where I once was utterly convinced that I was a really bad person, I now know that there are no bad people. We’re all good and beautiful people who can sometimes get convinced that we’re bad, and then act that way.

When someone feels unlovable, they don’t have much to lose, but what little they do have they can’t afford to lose. They will defend themselves through attacking. Think of a wounded dog that’s been so hurt it doesn’t trust anyone.

When we can’t trust ourselves to be loving or kind, even when it’s really important to keep from ruining our relationships, then we can feel completely unworthy of Love. We’re not, but that’s how we feel.

Forgiveness is the only thing I know of that heals back to the root cause of things. When we ALLOW the healing back to the root cause, whatever that might be, in this life or any other, then we’re free forever! That recalibrates our whole life.

Now is the time to make a commitment to forgive EVERYTHING and let our ability to fully give and receive Love be restored to us.

No matter what we’ve done, no matter what has been done to us, we can be restored at the level of the mind. From the mind, it will ripple into all of our relationships and experiences, even into every cell, fiber and function of our physical, and emotional bodies as well.

Let’s get active with the forgiveness.
Let’s become experts at it.
Let’s deeply commit to truly heal by allowing the Holy Spirit to undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions – even the ones we don’t recall. The Holy Spirit can heal it all.

In my classes, I invite people to PROVE that God works. That way they KNOW, they really know.

Doing this work now, we can have completely different experiences this holiday season. Let’s get out in front of this.

We don’t have to carry the past into the new year. We can put our attention on the things that cultivate joyful, happy learning and living.

Any healing we do for ourselves, we do for everyone. Let’s take the lead this Fall and get ALL of our forgiveness done.

Forgiveness is the #1 tool for awakening, for healing, for liberation. We can prove that forgiveness is liberating, and then we’re modeling it for everyone.

I’m choosing liberation. How about you?

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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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