Archive for the ‘A Course in Miracles’ Category

What Forgiveness Isn’t

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Who taught you how to forgive?
What did they teach you?
How did they teach you?

Most of us were taught forgiveness from our family. And many of those who taught us taught us that forgiveness means you’re tired of being upset, and you don’t want to torture yourself anymore, but you’re never going to forget what happened. But that’s not true forgiveness. That’s fantasy forgiveness. And without true forgiveness there’s no way you’ll ever feel free and be able to stop the suffering and move on.

In order to understand what true forgiveness is, it helps to understand what forgiveness is not.

Forgiveness isn’t saying “I forgive” and still holding onto your opinions about what happened the past.

Forgiveness isn’t saying that what happened is okay and you don’t mind that it happened.

Forgiveness isn’t opening yourself to further hurt and betrayal.

Forgiveness isn’t something you can do with your intellect.

Forgiveness isn’t pretending that what happened didn’t hurt, or bother you.

Forgiveness isn’t just keeping calm and carrying on.

And most especially, forgiveness isn’t looking at something devastating and destructive that happened, labeling it bad and horrible and then saying “I forgive.” That’s insanity. It’s false just like the little child who says “I hate you” to his parent, but doesn’t mean it for one second. They’re just upset with what happened, they feel attacked, and their interpretation of what happened (that they were were attacked) justifies their retaliation. That’s the immature, ignorant and painful way of the world.

True forgiveness isn’t labeling something bad and wrong and then saying “I forgive it.” That’s self-delusion.

When you say “I forgive” and it still bothers you, then you know for sure that you are clinging to your interpretation of what occurred. We cling to our opinions and judgment, our labels of things because we made them. Again, this is what children do. They hold onto something so tightly and they project their interpretation onto every subsequent similar experience.

Like a child who goes to pet a strange dog and the dog snears, barks and frightens them. The child then makes the meaning that dogs are scary, they’re not safe, they can’t be trusted, and they can hurt you.

Here’s what true forgiveness is:

It’s letting go of the meaning you made of what happened.
It’s releasing your attachment to your interpretation of what occurred.
It’s saying that your opinions about the people, events, occurrences and everything related to this experience are not valuable to you anymore.

True forgiveness means I’m willing to say that your opinions and judgments about the past aren’t worth having. That’s how I get free – by releasing your attachment to the past.

The only way to stop repeating the same thoughts, upsets and experiences is to let go of my mental and emotional attachment to the underlying beliefs that sustain those thoughts, upsets and experiences.

True forgiveness is my decision to make Love a greater priority than my judgments about the past. It’s letting go of the past. I can’t let go of the meaning I made of the past until I realize that it’s not actually valuable to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reboot Your Future

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

An active practice of forgiveness includes letting go of the interpretation and meaning that I made of the past. Along with not judging things now, not giving things meaning now, so that I don’t have to forgive them later.

In this way, I’m working in the past, present and in the future.

When we heal the negative experiences and beliefs about the past, it feels like it doesn’t exist anymore. The energetic residue is gone.

Anywhere in your life where you feel that you are being held captive by your personality, forgiveness will set you free. This is why forgiveness is an act of profound Self-love. And, it’s also a gift of Love to all beings.

Please take a moment now to consider how your life would change if you were always caring and kind to yourself and you always made the most loving choices. Think about just reviewing recent events. Can you see any place in your life where you were unkind to yourself, lacking in compassion, punishing?

Sometimes it’s like this: we’re distracted and not paying attention and we’re also in a hurry and so we’re rushing. As a result, we get into a car accident, a fender bender. Maybe we were distracted and worried about money and now we have an even bigger money problem.

Maybe we were worried about being late for work and so we were rushing and now we’re REALLY going to be late for work. So, of course, having made the error, you change your tune, and start to become very kind and compassionate with yourself, right?

Most people then start to blame and attack themselves. Now the berating starts.

Most people just double down on their self-attack, until it exhausts them and they find something else to complain about. Our life becomes a spiraling whirlpool of negativity pulling us down.

I have really learned that when any of these things happen – like a fender bender – it’s time to stop, look inward and listen to Spirit. Stop, look, listen.

And be grateful
Be compassionate.

That’s the way that we really do change the past, present and future.
In this moment now we can forgive. And that sends a healing wave in all directions of time and space.

Through forgiveness our life is vastly improved and transformed.

You can try it for yourself.
It’s really impossible to believe until you experience it for yourself.

If you’d like my help – check out my How to Get Over It free workshop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Security

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Another Way to See the World

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The way to recognize that you’re not seeing things correctly is to notice when you are upset. When we’re upset, it’s a healing opportunity. The upset is our divine alarm clock to let us know that we’ve got a skewed view. The skew of the view is why we’re upset, it’s never for the reason we think.

When our view is skewed, we can claim our healing opportunity gratefully and allow the healing and move on with grace and gratitude. Now, that’s an option I like!

What I don’t like is feeling like it’s my job to be the police of the world.

When I first started to share more about A Course in Miracles around the world, I felt a number of people coming at me with their attacks. They wanted to prove I didn’t know what I was talking about. They wanted to be right.

I was surprised at how many attacking and unloving comments I received. I realized that not everyone who studies ACIM aspires to really live the teachings and to be at Peace. And yet, the study of the Course will bring Peace ultimately. Our willingness is ALL that’s required.

At first, when people were attacking me, I thought it was pretty crazy, and it was. I prayed for those who were feeling compelled to attack.

My purpose was to facilitate a healing and prayer is the medium of miracles. I feel my prayers were answered because situations were transformed. To change the world, we work at the level of the mind that is in our heart.

If we’re upset, there’s another way to see the world and we can find it. To see the better way, we must be willing to see beyond our projections. This is a skill we can cultivate. It’s what I’m training myself to do and showing others how to do. A change of view is an inside job and it’s a great job to have!

Will you live in Peace? Or will you repeat the past? This is the topic of my radio show this week – scroll down for more info.

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

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

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Another Way to See the World

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

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

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

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Your Life Purpose

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Many times people ask me to help them uncover their life purpose. I get it. People don’t feel successful in their life until they tap into living their life purpose. What I’ve realized is that our life purpose really isn’t about DOING anything. Only the ego wants to do lots of things in order to get recognition. The Spirit, our Higher Holy Spirit Self knows that the whole reason for our existence is to express and reveal ourselves as Love.

Once you know your life purpose, life gets a whole lot better – if you’re willing to actually fulfill it. Here’s what I know about discovering your life purpose:

Being loving is your purpose in this world.
It’s my purpose too.
It’s everyone’s life purpose!

Releasing the blocks to Love and healing the patterns of negative beliefs is our purpose and being loving is the way we do that.

It’s so simple many people aren’t satisfied with it because their ego can’t accept it. It doesn’t seem special enough. After all, anyone can do it.

We don’t need special equipment.
We don’t need anyone’s permission.
We don’t need special training.
Everything we need to fulfill our purpose is already pre-installed.

When I began to accept my purpose for living as forgiving and being loving then I began to tap into my highest potential and things really began to change. I AM so grateful I could see and accept my life purpose.

When you decide to really succeed at living your life purpose of being loving then everything else will fall into place and you’ll find that each day offers remarkable fulfillment. When we choose to BE the Light and live the light, then we cannot fail. The Light never fails, because it doesn’t know how. Failure is a false concept.

We’re all blessed, SO blessed, and when we’re being loving we know it.

You can live your life purpose!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peace In This World

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Healing the Ancient Guilt

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

In our essence, we’re all perfect Spirit seemingly poured into different expressions of human experience. And this is where we gave ourselves permission to judge, to sort, separate and label. The more we see each other as separate, different, wrong, bad, better or worse, the more our perspective is skewed and we cannot see correctly.

We’ve cultivated a distorted perspective of being better than, worse then and separate from, and because we’ve done it on purpose, intentionally cultivating this false view of ourselves and others, we feel badly. Deep down, every one of us feels guilty for giving ourselves permission to attack others, and ourselves, with thoughts of better and worse, when deep down, we do know that we’re one with each other and not separate.

It’s an ancient guilt that we’re in the process of healing. This ancient guilt is why we all feel less than perfectly lovable.

We’re one with each other.

Can I possibly believe that you are less than lovable and not believe it of myself?

If deep down, I know that you and I are one, how can I actually believe that it’s possible to paint you as bad and wrong and not paint myself that way too?

Well, here’s how – we made a divide in our mind. We made a split.
We can call it right mind and wrong mind.
Clear mind and distorted mind.

With the split in our mind, we can now see ourselves as separate from each other, but it has a HUGE cost to pay in order to make the illusion of the split possible. We had to also agree that we were separate from Spirit. It was the only way.

What we didn’t realize was that the split in our mind would also prevent us from feeling our God-nature. All of our gifts that are essential to our living a joyful life would be hidden from us on the other side of the split.

In our awareness of oneness and union in Spirit we’re able to access our true divine nature and experience the many gifts of God. These gifts are our natural state of being. They are sometimes seen as colored rays of light, like the aspects of light we see in a rainbow. They are the spiritual qualities of being that we truly are such as:

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Freedom
  • Wisdom
  • Clarity
  • Peace
  • Harmony
  • Beauty
  • Wholeness
  • Prosperity
  • Purity
  • Abundance
  • And more

When we seek the kingdom first, when we put Spirit first, then all of these spiritual qualities are now awake and available in our mind. This is our true Abundance, remembering our lineage, our ancestry, our inheritance!

Our way back to our true reality is being willing to recognize what is false and stop identifying with a smaller, weaker, selfish self. We are truly miraculous beings of Love and Light and our destiny is to remember the kingdom is within. Let’s look for our blessings where we can find them, already pre-installed, within.

Instead of looking for separation and differences, let’s look for similarities and unity.

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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

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Crucible

Friday, April 13th, 2018

A crucible is a container that’s used to heat metals and other materials that require a very high temperature in order to melt. Sometimes, that’s what our life seems to be: a container for us to melt within.

I notice that many people, if not all of us on this spiritual path, go through a crucible experience. It really does seem as if no one is exempt from this crucible experience.

It also seems that it’s a great purification if we choose that. If we don’t choose it, the crucible seems to come back for further opportunity to purify.

You may know Arthur Miller’s brilliant play The Crucible, (probably one of the best plays ever written by anyone anywhere) set in the time of the Salem witch hunts, it’s an allegory for what was happening with McCarthyism, the blacklists and the communist “witch” hunt of the 1950’s.

Miller’s play is brilliant on every level and demonstrates what it’s like to be in the midst of a roiling boil of judgement, opinion, condemnation, fear, guilt, shame, blame and emotional overwhelm. A 1996 movie version starts Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder and Joan Allen – it’s worth watching especially if you’ve never seen the play on stage.

In my observation of people as a spiritual counselor and teacher since 2000, pretty much everyone goes through at least one major crucible experience. It feels like you’re being attacked from all sides.

We can take this experience as a nightmare that we’re trying to escape from or fix, but there’s another way to look at this hellish crucible in our lives that actually turns it into a golden, liberating experience for your heart and mind. It is a profound spiritual alchemy opportunity. It’s a path of liberation. And it is for those who are more interested in living a life of Love than in looking good or being right.

To be able to rise above the experience of purification, we have to realize that the challenge is for the purpose of training our mind to focus on what we’d like, rather than what we don’t like. It’s a true challenge.

When we can stay focused, in faith, on what we’d like, then our life really does profoundly change, and forgiveness is the key to making this shift.

If you feel like you’re in a crucible, I invite you to practice gratitude for the purification and relax into willingness to let what doesn’t serve you go. It’s challenging, but when we can do this, the crucible may not need to be repeated! What a blessing that is.

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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

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Self-Love Liberates

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

I have a niece and three nephews, plus a goddaughter and other children in my life. Some of them aren’t children anymore. Loving them as they’re growing up, from infancy to adulthood, I’m aware of how completely I Love and accept them, although sometimes I don’t understand or don’t like their choices, the Love I feel is constant and unconditional.

As I observed these beautiful beings coming into my life and “falling in Love” with them, I realized that I was not so loving with myself. Where I wouldn’t judge them at all, I would be very hard on myself for the same behaviors. Having this realization really helped me.

In large part because of my Love for these children, I realized how incredibly hard on myself I was. I made a decision. I decided to do things differently.

I started to treat myself the way I would treat the precious children in my life. I began to practice Self-compassion in a big, big way. It was truy healing and life-changing for me.

One of the techniques that really helped me was to imagine my nephew Alex when he was 3 years old. He was such a cuddly sweet little muffin of a boy. He has a huge heart and so wide-open to life. He was incredibly easy to share Love with and he was very affectionate.

When I would feel upset with myself, I’d think of Alex. Precious boy. And I knew I would never, EVER in a million years yell at that sweet boy or say one unkind word to him. So, I decided to extend to myself the same kindness and compassion.

Again, it’s the decision that’s so important.
We are deciders.
Deciding is how we change our life.

Back in December, 2017, I did two radio show episodes on the topic of the Holy Spirit’s Rules for Decision and you can click to download or listen to that episode here.

Be willing to pause when you’re in a self-attack and think of someone you dearly Love. Someone who is so completely precious to you. Consider if you’d speak to them the way you’re speaking to yourself.

See if you can begin your self-talk with words like: Darling, sweetheart, precious one.

I would remind myself that I am the Beloved of the THE Beloved and my thoughts are powerful and precious. This one thought was very helpful to me in remembering to have compassion for myself.

Children learn best when they feel safe and loved, not when there’s a threat of punishment. The same is true of adults and ourselves. Love is our healer. Compassion is Love. Love is what we are.

The way to get in touch with our true identity is to value ourselves. It’s not that complicated.

The more loving we are, the more we can tell that the false belief feels false and the more we can notice that the Love feels real. Our willingness greatly improves our ability to recognize the true from the false. If we’re not willing to know the truth, we’ll just keep swimming in the false, until we feel like we’re drowning.

Self-compassion is a practice we can learn until we no longer feel attracted to punishment. The more we practice compassion with others, the easier it is to practice compassion with ourselves and vice versa.

Today’s a good day to practice!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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

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Spiritual Counseling

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

People often ask me, what is the difference between a Spiritual Counselor and a traditional therapist? A psychologist is sometimes more focused on how did you get where you are then how you’d really like to experience your life now.

As a spiritual counselor I’m focused on where do you want to go and who do you need to BE to get there. Understanding exactly how I arrived where I am, while often interesting and also useful, is not necessary to healing.

As a spiritual counselor, I know that the past can be healed in a nanosecond. As Ernest Holmes taught, healing doesn’t take time. “The only time it takes to have a healing is the time it takes to have a realization.”

Love is the healer.

Love does all the work.

Our nature is Love.

To have a healing, let Love rule your heart.

A Spiritual Counselor offers counseling/therapy sessions similar to a traditional therapist. In the session, we work with you to set a strong intention for healing, expansion and clarity in order for the release of limiting beliefs and painful experiences. Rather than focusing on the past and how you got to the present moment, we support you in being clear about where you’d like to go and how you will get there. In keeping our attention on the healing and changes that you desire for your life, relationships, body, finances, creativity, career and more, we are able to support you in identifying the root causes of the things you’d like to change in your life. By focusing on healing the root cause of all issues, and discovering what’s needed emotionally and mentally for you to live the life you desire, we bring transformation, and relief – often with what can sometimes feel like miraculous results.

  • We believe you can live the life you desire, even if you do not.
  • We believe you can live a truly miraculous life.
  • Together, we are the two or more who are gathered in the name and nature of Love.
  • Love is our true nature, and Love heals all wounds.
  • We are here to show you how to heal the past and live a life of Love now.
  • It’s our strong intention to aid you in having a healing so pervasive that you never experience the issues again.

When your strong intention to transform and transcend limiting beliefs joins with our strong intention for deep healing, we are in the place where transmutation and miracles happen!

Our work is transdenominational, and is beyond the realm of religion. All faiths are welcomed.
I’ve trained my mind to be able to know the Truth for the person I’m counseling and that’s what it means when people talk about “holding the space.” It’s holding the space of Love so that anything unlike Love can fall away. All shadows disappear in the light.

Our minds have been trained to hold judgments and opinions. I’ve learned to think of those thoughts as trash and clutter. In learning to hold my mind free of the false, I’m cultivating a pristine awareness of Truth. This is the most important aspiration I have. This is what allows me to be a beneficial presence. And, wonderfully, it is also my personal path of healing.

As a spiritual counselor, I’ve learned that I can be tremendously and truly helpful to my clients in supporting them in having a healing revelation. This is my joy. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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

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

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Undoing the Errors

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

There are many different kinds of errors that we make, or so it seems. Sometimes our errors are that we were unloving and unkind. Sometimes it’s simply that we weren’t very observant and didn’t notice what was going on and we made a choice that ended up seeming to work against us.

Sometimes there are errors of not being helpful, and instead being passive or withholding. So much time to make so many errors! And the aftermath is feeling stupid, bad, wrong, hopeless, helpless, guilty, ashamed, resentful, regretful, and a few more painful places to dwell.

There is an answer. There is a way to undo all the errors, and we can choose it, if we’re willing to we can actually have a healing. We can let go of the painful past. It does require willingness and it does require one of two other things.

We must either be so committed to ending our suffering that we’re willing to stop focusing on the problem and start focusing on the solution.

Or, we must be Self-loving, and care enough about ourselves to stop punishing ourselves.

Either desiring to stop the pain OR Self-Love (which often will propel us to stop the pain), will open our mind enough that if we combine it with some real willingness we can give the heavy lifting to the holy spirit. And this is the topic of my radio show today!

Let’s get out of suffering.
Let’s choose Self-Love
Let’s be done with the past.
Let’s stop playing small and open to a beautiful and bright future!
Even if you don’t believe it’s possible, you can still succeed!

If you’re a little bit willing, the Higher Holy Spirit Self will show you the way!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Undoing The Errors

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

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

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

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Attachments to Plans

Monday, April 9th, 2018

In lesson 135 of A Course in Miracles it tells us that “a healed mind does not plan.” This can be quite confusing for many people. How do we live without plans?

As I write this, I’m in Poland and later today I travel to Germany and then tomorrow I fly back to New York and travel to New Jersey to stay with my brother. As soon as I arrive in New Jersey I have a class to teach. On Wednesday, I have two classes. And much more. Obviously, I have many plans.

I probably have more plans than the average person. And here’s how I’ve learned to apply the powerful teaching about having a healed mind and not planning so that I can be free in my mind every day:

It’s about not having attachments.

The key to the end of all suffering is to release all the mental attachments we have to how we believe things should be and how we believe they should not be. The shoulds get in the way. They are designed to get in the way of our happiness.

I make so many plans, and I find the constant release of attachment when plans must change to be a healing opportunity for my mind.

We may not realize it, but we have so many plans. Many times they are hidden, and many times they are the cause of a constant stream of upsets, big and small. For instance, sometimes I might be staying with my brother’s family and have a plan about some fresh raspberries I’ll have for breakfast. And when I go to eat them, someone has beat me to it.

I can be upset about not having what I’d planned, which shows my attachment, or I can release my plan and discover something new is best for me now. When I bought the raspberries that felt good to me, or maybe it was just my ego. I don’t really know what anything is for (ACIM Lesson 25).

What I do know is that any day I can be peaceful is a good day.
Any day I can release an attachment is a good day.
Any day I can feel my heart opening and my mind liberating is a very good day!

I’d rather have a good day than have raspberries!

I used to get upset every day, many times a day.
The release of my plans has been such a great gift to me.

Are you willing to watch your mind for your attachment to your plans?
Are you willing to Love yourself so much that you’d rather be peaceful than cling to your plan?

I cannot say enough about how beneficial it is to release the plans, to listen to the guidance, to practice a new way of living and being. Everyone in your life will benefit!

TODAY: Early Bird Special Expires today! My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

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

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

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

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

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Being the Joy-full Learner

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

I’ve learned that I can choose to be the happy learner on a daily basis – or not. I had a great experience yesterday in Warsaw, Poland. I almost missed it.

On Friday evening, one of my hosts had insisted that she take me sight seeing in the morning. I must confess I really didn’t wish to. I’m not one for sight seeing anymore. It’s not why I travel. I travel to be able to offer workshops, retreats and classes and to participate in community.

I very much appreciate being able to visit sacred sites – this is a big part of what I feel called to. Many times I feel that I’m making “last rounds.” I feel so strongly that I’m on a journey of completion.

Ten years ago I was on a ski vacation (I love to ski!) with friends, Matthew and Marilyn, who had just had their numerology done and it had been a great revelation to them. Numerology was something I hadn’t really thought much about. My friends insisted that they do my numerology and so they asked for my full name and birthday.

In numerology, each letter has a value. A is 1, B is 2 and so on. It turns out that my name, Jennifer Helen Hadley, comes out to be the master number 99. When you add the 9 and 9 together you get 18 which, when added together is a 9.

My birthday adds up to a 9 as well. When you add my name and birthday together you get another 9. I’m all 9’s.

9 is concerned with global healing and wisdom, with humanity’s awakening awareness, and that’s certainly me. It’s also the number of completion. It’s the last stop before going back to zero. 9 also has some other amazing factors about it.

Numerology isn’t something I’ve studied, but it’s shown me another layer of the extraordinary patterns encoded into each moment that support our life of Love. Every moment has a huge web of Love enfolding us, and if we give up our attachments to our view of life, we can have the eyes to see and the ears to hear the clear view of Love in each moment.

Life is interesting. Nothing is random. Understanding the complete and careful nature of God in and through every aspect of our life has helped me to give up being so controlling and has helped me to relax into spiritual support from everywhere, visible and invisible.

Back to yesterday in Warsaw. My host was very insistent that I do some sightseeing with her in the morning and I was VERY resistant. I had wished to catch up on many emails, to pack for our trip to Krakow and to have a leisurely morning without conversation. I was after some quiet time. Since I generally don’t feel called to do sight seeing, particularly in an information gathering way, I was feeling that I wished to keep to my original plan. I thought I knew what was best. Yet, I didn’t wish to offend my host and refuse – she was very insistent, so I was going along with her tour.

Fortunately, God has a plan beyond my plan and for this I’m grateful. We went with two other friends to tour the Warsaw Ghetto. I hadn’t thought that would be the tour. My host took me to see the memorials to the more than 300,000 jews who were effectively captured, imprisoned and killed during World War II in the Warsaw Ghetto.

We got to make prayers there. It was SO powerful and moving and I knew that was why I had come to Warsaw and I might have missed it because I thought we were going to be doing a different kind of sight seeing.

In order to be the happy learner, I must rely upon my NOT knowing what anything is for. I am grateful, I didn’t insist on things being my ego’s way. Thank GOD! I have a bit of willingness so I don’t miss the point of things!

Many times I’ve learned the same lessons in different ways and I am grateful that I can have more clarity every day. Thank God!

I often share experiences like this on my weekly ACIM radio show. There’s a constant stream of opportunity to have more clarity and I rejoice that I’m aware and I am grateful that I am so grateful to be a happy learner. This is what living A Course in Miracles means to me.

And still, I aspire to stop learning and simply remember the truth that is my liberation from having to learn. My goal is awakening, the full restoration of my right mind. I keep this in front of me every day and I’ve learned not to mind learning, and instead to be the happy learner. I had many years as the resentful and regretful learner and being the happy learner is Joy-full. I can remember to laugh now.

Yesterday morning, I finally let go of my resistance and went all in and the miracle was revealed. In my journey of completion, I find I’m called to various places simply to pray and help move the energy of the past, lack, limitation and stagnation. This is a great gift to me. I am so grateful where once I used to be a pain in the butt to everyone in my life, now I can bring and share a blessing. I’m not playing small anymore and it’s a great relief.

My invitation to you is to see if there’s somewhere you’re blocking your giving and receiving blessings because you’ve already made up your mind what things are for.

Today’s prayer is for Being the Joy-full Learner.

I had a wonderful experience of this same learning about not knowing what anything is for some years ago that was a great learning and very much the same lesson.

You can sign up for my daily Spiritual Espresso there and become one of my daily prayer partners. There’s no charge. All are welcome. There are thousands of us around the world.

Each day offers many blessings and the greatest blessing of all is that we can stop learning through painful experience and start remembering through our willingness.

Now is the time for us to make the decision to be the Joy-full learner. We make the decision, we quit complaining, cultivate our willingness, and we’re on our way! Today’s the day!

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

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

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird specials on right now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!

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

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

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Always

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Always is one of those words that really applies only to the creator. Spirit is an always system. Spirit is always the same, infinite, and unchanging. There is nothing in this world to which always applies. This world is ever-changing.

One really bad habit that I used to have was using the world always to “damn” myself to a hellish experience. Allow me to explain.

When something would happen that bothered me, I’d frequently resort to using the word always – particularly in relationship. I had a long list of always affirmations that were ruining my life and draining off the joy. Here are just a few:

They always do that to me.
They always forget about me.
They always think I’m going to …
They always let me down.
They always make it hard for me.
They always get in my way.
They’re always against me.

And on, and on, and on.

The ego loves to affirm the same negative affirmations again and again.

In truth, only God is always.
Always loving.
Always pure.
Always perfect.
This is our true nature, regardless of our personality and experience in life.

What happens is these negative affirmations become like prison walls around us, holding us in a constant repeat of the past, hence the “always.”

Those affirmations really helped me to keep playing small in my mind and in my heart. I saw the results in my relationships, my career, my finances, and in how I felt about my life. I was angry and bitter. I was afraid.

It’s up to us to interrupt the patterns.
Interrupting the negative pattern is 99% of the work of undoing it forever.

Interrupting the patterns is going the other way.
It’s choosing again.
It’s being willing to let Spirit guide us.

It’s our willingness to let the thought go that changes our experience.

Can you see that the thought is a defense against the truth of your life?

I used to say “they always let me down,” but it wasn’t true at all. That was my default when I felt concerned that my expectation might not be met. All expectations are attachments, and I’ve learned that it’s healthy for me to let ALL of them go. I can release the attachment, the needing, wanting and craving, without giving up my preferences.

Being willing to see that I was the one creating the prison in my mind with these negative affirmations was the first step to my Freedom.

I had to be able to see that my thoughts were manifesting my experience.

I had to be willing to see that my painful experience wasn’t happening TO me, it was happening BY me. My limiting, constricting, accusatory thoughts were creating the prison in my mind and my life was reflecting it.

I had to be willing to take responsibility for choosing my thoughts.
I had to be willing to invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self into my mind for healing.

Willingness was the key that opened the prison that my mind had become.

What is the negative always affirmation you hear most often in your mind?
Are you willing to give it up to the HHSS for healing so you can have a new experience?

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

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

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird specials on right now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!

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

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

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Making Real Change

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Real change is lasting change. Real change is actually letting go of that which obscures our true identity expressing in this world. Real change is eliminating the false beliefs, habits, mental and emotional patterns that keep us repeating the past.

I’ve always been interested in movies, stories and television shows about exploring. I particularly find it interesting to look at things related to shifting dimensions of time and space. I find that when I’m watching these kinds of stories the Higher Holy Spirit Self inspires me in many ways. All kinds of insights about how to heal my mind come flashing through. It’s cool!

Recently, in Germany with several beautiful folks who are in classes with me, we had a talk about spiritual phenomenon. I shared that I’m not interested in phenomenon, which might seem like a complete contradiction about what I said about enjoying entertaining stories about shifting dimensions of time and space.

Allow me to explain further.

I am interested in two things:

1. Attaining enlightenment, waking up and living as an awakened being, walking in this world as a Bodhisattva, dedicated to living and demonstrating endless compassion.
2. Supporting other people who are interested in waking up.

That’s what’s important to me. Phenomenon isn’t a part of that journey, although certainly, I experience interesting phenomenon from time to time. I’ve experienced time speeding up and slowing down. I’ve experienced things disappearing and reappearing. I’ve experienced being invisible. All kinds of things, but it’s only valuable to me if it helps me to awaken and let go of a false identification with a false self.

Real change is when we forgive ourselves for the decisions we made based upon our opinions and judgements from the past. That’s the ONLY thing I know that brings REAL and lasting change.

Self-forgiveness is the one thing that brings permanent healing and change.

And, I see that the most dedicated spiritual students will spend many years studying all kinds of spiritual teachings, trying to memorize the names of archangels, ascended masters, and gathering information, while avoiding actually doing the forgiveness work. And that’s why I stay focused on supporting people actually staying focused on the work that is meaningful and life-changing. It’s so challenging to stay focused, at least it used to be for me. It really was the hardest thing I ever did!

I learned how to stay focused because I made the decision to have a healing. I became determined to not give up and stay focused and still its was challenging for me. This is why creating opportunities for consistent, authentic, non-judgmental support is the focus of my life.

When we forgive ourselves now for the mis-takes of the past, then we unlock the wisdom that was hidden in the events of the past. We cannot unlock the wisdom, the value, the energetic rocket boosters encoded into our past without the self-forgiveness.

Blaming others prevents us from learning.
Defending ourselves is not the best use of our energy and time.
There is nothing to defend.
All attack, is an illusion.
When our heart is open, there can be no attack.
It takes willingness to see that and feel it.

When we forgive ourselves now for the mis-takes of the past, then we unlock the wisdom that was hidden in the events of the past, and with that wisdom now unfolding in our heart, we make different choices now, and that not only changes the present moment, it changes the future.

In this way we are time travelers.
When we forgive, we energetically travel back in time and change the past.
The past shifts.
The past goes from being a burden we carry to being a gift we can share with others, and the light is revealed.

Now is the time, now is the time, now is the time!
Now is the time for us to change our mind and stop dragging the burdens of the past around.

We’re not meant to play small, and that’s why it’s so painful for us.

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

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

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird specials on right now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!

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

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

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Seeing the Healing Opportunities

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

As I write this, I’m having breakfast in Warsaw, Poland. My first day here. I’m traveling with my beautiful teacher, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo who is such an inspiration to me. I am with her so that I can participate in her teachings here and also to be able to meet my prayer partners in this area. This is such a blessing.

Across this sweet dining room at the small hotel I’m staying at, others are having breakfast and I notice some things. One woman is eating, sitting at the edge of her seat, as though she cannot possibly relax and enjoy her meal. Another spoke to me across the room to share his complaints about having to go to the American Embassy to renew his passport and saying this would be an unpleasant start of his day.

Anticipating unpleasantness is a habit I used to have. It’s the mindset of someone who frequently feels life is against them.

I understand it. I used to feel that life was a bit like a continuous siege that I had to be prepared for all of the time. Now, I am more interested in anticipating miracles, magnificence and manifesting marvelous opportunities to be truly helpful, to give and receive Love.

When I first landed in Germany, the instructions I had were clear about finding the train station at the Dusseldorf airport and taking a train to my destination. In the airport, it was not so clear. The signs for trains led me to the wrong train. There was no information booth, no one to ask. After an hour of dragging my bags around, I finally figured it out. What’s wonderful is that I didn’t let it bother me much, even though I missed my train and had to take a much longer journey on a slower train. It all worked out just fine.

The reason I feel okay about things as they are is because I don’t know what anything is for. I only know that EVERYTHING works together for my good, and that there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego which holds no sway over me. Get thee behind me, ego!

Yesterday, I had an 11 hour train journey. I shared the last 6 hours with 2 men who were in my 1st class compartment with me. As we arrived in Warsaw they helped me with my bags. A wonderful blessing! However, I didn’t realize that that there were two stops in Warsaw, so I got off with them at the wrong stop.

Just as the doors were closing so the train could leave for the next stop, I realized that I was at the wrong stop. Thank you, Angels! I saw a conductor and even though I was speaking English and he was far down the track, my pantomime indicated my error and he helped me get the door open, my bags back on the train to go to the next stop, which was mine.

At the Warsaw station, I was concerned about navigating it all to find the driver who was to meet me across the street from the station. It would be after 11pm. I wished that there would be someone to help me, but train stations don’t have porters anymore, even the really big ones in major cities. Those ways are gone now that everyone has roller bags. (BTW, I prefer to hire someone to transport my bags. For a small fee, I can help someone have a job and make my life easier. I also like to pay a bit more for gas in order to give a job to someone to pump it for me.)

I was just realizing that the lift was broken at the Warsaw train station when 3 people came up to me and asked me if I was Jennifer Hadley! Friends of friends had found me and were there to help me and drive me to my hotel. The driver had been cancelled so these friends of my teacher could help me. (Venerable travelled by car as she was making a stop along the way.)

My wish to have help with my bags, and to connect with my teacher’s Polish friends and students was realized without me having to do anything. This is how God works!

I knew I would have a wonderful hotel and I do! I arrived at midnight and the room was wonderful. After the desk manger left and went to bed, I realized there was no bathtub, and I really wished for a bath. This morning I asked to change rooms, and it was no problem at all. I have a WONDERFUL bathtub now! Woo hoo!

I wished for a great cup of coffee after not having had a really good cup since I last made one for myself. Here at the hotel, they roast their own! Fantastic! Espresso! Yes-O!

I feel so very blessed.

Part of WHY and HOW I feel so blessed is this:

I’ve learned to put it out to the Universe, to Spirit, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, what I would like. I used to ask the wrong questions. Instead of asking for what I would like, and releasing all attachment, I would hold onto what I thought was missing, lacking and wrong. It made my life an series of disappointments.

I encourage you to look at where you might be asking a non-helpful question and how you can change it.

Instead of asking “why is it so hard for me?” We can ask “how can I get in the flow of Love and share with everyone?”

I made this video a couple of years ago about my experience of learning to approach life differently. I hope it’s meaningful for you. If you like it will you please leave a comment at youtube? Thank you!!

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

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

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

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

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Decide

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

When I look back at the major decisions in my life, I can see the most life-changing ones had nothing to do with the circumstances of my life. Around the age of twenty-six, I began to meditate. Even though I was getting up at 5:30am, or something like that, and falling asleep during my meditation, my intention was carrying me to a higher place of awareness. Intention, when we truly hold it and energize it, is so powerful.

I remember making the decision that I was going to work towards being an enlightened being. When I made that decision I felt at least a hundred lifetimes away from that possibility. Now, I am choosing to experience it in this lifetime. I hold that it is happening for me now. That’s a big change in not so many years.

Part of what made that big change possible is my decision to make becoming a compassionate person a top priority for me. At the time, I mostly felt angry. Life was a series of disappointments to me. I didn’t feel I could trust people. I had a deep sense of self-hatred that I hadn’t even recognized yet. I didn’t know it then, but the self-hatred came from always feeling that I was failing at what I should be accomplishing.

I felt that I should be able to be more successful in the world. Yet no amount of success in the world appeased that hunger. I hated that I couldn’t get over the hump and feel worthy. I also hated that I was angry and hostile so much of the time. The only rest was to tune out and that didn’t feel restorative.

My decision to focus on becoming compassion was to alleviate feeling angry and hostile so much of the time. And you know what? It REALLY helped me. I began to vibrate at a higher level and things began to get easier. I began to experience a spiraling up in my vibration and my thoughts became less hostile. I began to experience some real relief.

The power of decision is one that I share about frequently because it has been so life-changing for me. The helpless and hopeless person isn’t willing to stick to their decisions. Their intentions are meaningless and that’s where the hopelessness comes from.

I encourage you to make a decision today about how you’d like to BE and how you’d like to FEEL in your life, and then stick to it.

It takes courage.
It takes heart.
And it makes all the difference in the world to you
– and to everyone your life touches.
Be the Love of your life.
Be the change.
Be it.

You are the decider.

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

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

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

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

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Does God Hear Us?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

So much of our human history has led us away from our relationship with the knower who knows, that inner guide that is our connection to Spirit and all life. Our prayers seem to fall on deaf ears. It seems as though God isn’t listening.

In a certain way, it makes sense that God wouldn’t be listening to us. After all, how often do we refuse to listen to God? It’s a mutual experience. And that’s how it feels some of the time.

I’ve believed that it made sense to me that God was ignoring me, punishing me, for ignoring Spirit. I’ve felt that I was getting what I deserved for being so unloving and so unkind. I’ve also felt punished for not properly sharing my gifts and talents.

I can see now that God doesn’t know anything about our begging and beseeching prayers. If we are begging to receive something in this world because we feel that IT will be our answered prayer, then we’re not perceiving correctly. We’re operating in the false construct, the matrix-mind that tells us we’ll be happy when things in the world are different.

When our message to God is, “give me what I want and need to be happy.” We’re not communicating anything of value. We’re actually broadcasting a false message of lack and limitation. In truth, in God’s reality, it makes no sense because we’ve been given the fullness of the kingdom and we’re not looking where it can be found, within. It’s our free-will choice to look where it can’t be found.

If we’re willing to cultivate the eyes that see and the ears that hear, we’ll recognize our happiness only comes from listening to Spirit, loving Spirit and sharing the Love that we inherently are. That’s the cause of happiness. Having no false God’s of things in this world.

We’re meant to enjoy the things of this world. I’m enjoying the tea I drink while I write this and the way the sun is rising in the sky and pouring into my simple little room in this yoga ashram in Germany. I’ve fully enjoyed the olives and cheeses that were my breakfast. I’m loving the birds singing outside the window.

Life is for loving and enjoying, and that cannot happen when we’re worshipping the false idols of the perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect number in the bank account. Love is already perfect, and that is what we are. We’re already perfect. What has to change for it to be revealed is our willingness to listen to Spirit so we can clearly be in communication.

I’ll share more about this and what A Course in Miracles has to say on my radio show today!

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Does God Hear Us?

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

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

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

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Priming the Pump of Prosperity

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s why forgiveness increases prosperity:

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

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

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

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

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

In the meantime, like continues to attract like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leaving the crucifixion behind!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

I feel so blessed this Easter morning. I’m in Germany and I’ve just come from a wonderful sunrise fire ceremony and making prayers with community. How wonderful!

I’m here with my teacher, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo who is Native American, a Cherokee Chief. In our Cherokee heritage (my great, great, great grandmother was Cherokee), we take the full moon time (moon went full yesterday) as a time of releasing as well as a time of harvesting. It’s a blessing to have the full moon coincide with this Easter celebration of resurrection.

I am releasing all vestiges of the crucifixion. I am focused on resurrection. The resurrection of my awareness of my true identity is my focus and my intent. I’m committed to releasing the habits of learning through experience and I dedicate myself to remembering instead. Experience is wonderful, and I’m more clear than ever that we can remember the truth rather than try to understand it through experiential learning which takes time.

Through my practice of prayer, in the way ACIM teaches, I learned that what Earnest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind said is true: “the only time it takes to have a healing is the time that it takes to have a realization.” Our realization of our own wholeness, beauty and perfection is at hand. The time is now. It’s our belief that healing takes time that we must surrender. It’s a false construct that no longer serves us.

We are in the time of transfiguration and resurrection.
We can have a realization of wholeness now.

Because we have believed healing takes time, it seemed to be so.
It’s not true. It’s a false concept. Time is nothing and it has no power.

There is one power: Love.
Love is our healer because Love is what we are.
When we remember to Love we are healed of false perceptions.

Love IS a realization of the truth.
The truth is a revelation of Love.

I’ve experienced instantaneous and miraculous healing through the power of realization many times. (I did my ACIM radio show about this last month.) I have prayed many thousands of times to know the truth and to remember that I AM already free.

I am already as holy as holy can be.
I cannot become any more holy.
My work is to remember this is true and stop forgetting.

As the sun was rising here in Germany this morning, I was contemplating the resurrection and it’s so clear to me that it comes through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the way in. Forgiveness is the clear path to our remembering our true identity and our eternal perfection. Forgiveness saved me from my false self.

My favorite lesson in A Course in Miracles is Lesson 68, Love Holds No Grievances. I have surely proven it’s powerful teaching that, “It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.”

The resurrection requires forgiveness. Forgiveness is so much easier than the ego has made it out to be. Forgiveness is letting go of our interpretations of things.

ACIM says, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” T16:IV:6 We’re already there. We already have the golden ticket!

Our journey has been one of forgetting and remembering. That’s all. We forgot our true identity, our Wholeness, our Beauty and our Perfection. The way to remember it is to seek the kingdom first. The kingdom is within. It’s in our own heart. It’s already there.

ACIM tells us that our heart is the altar of God and that the barriers to Love are the false idols we have upon the altar. We must be willing to release our attachment to the false idols by letting go and giving them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. That’s all. That’s it.

And then, we’re sure to have everything added unto us. The full realization of our true identity will be revealed. It’s only hiding behind the crowd of false idols upon the altar of our heart.

The false idols are the grievances we hold. False idols are our attachments to what we think will make us happy. In Lesson 24, ACIM tells us, “In no situation that arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy.” He’s unequivocal. There’s NO situation in which we know how to choose what will actually make us happy. In Lesson 25, he tells us this is because we “do not know what anything is for.”

Consider how emphatic he is. When we’re holding onto grievances, we don’t know what anything in our life is for, and we don’t have a single clue as to what would make us happy. That’s clear. That’s not hard to understand, unless we’re willing to sacrifice our happiness in order to hold onto our grievances. And for a long, long time, I was willing to make that sacrifice, but not anymore.

I finally realized that there’s no way I can let go of the pain of the past as long as I keep interpreting it the same way. I have to let go of the meaning I’ve made of things in order to stop blocking my happiness. It’s a decision I must make. No one else can do it for me.

Over the course of the last 13 years or so I’ve finally come to realize that I’d rather be happy. I’ve come to discover that I actually can be happy almost all of the time. I can be peaceful. Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have believed it was ever possible. Now I am living this way. It’s a miracle.

I am choosing the resurrection every day.
I’m letting go of the crucifixion every day.

And I’m dedicating my life to supporting those who are interested in this too. I feel so blessed for the community we’re creating. Around me I see people cultivating a great willingness. I see many who are challenged and I see many who are rising above the challenges. We are doing it and we’re doing it together.

Over and over again I see the people around me letting go of their grievances and handing them to Spirit to heal. I see them moving into a greater and greater willingness and I see their bodies healing, their relationships healing, their finances healing, their self-esteem healing. Everything in their lives is healing.

These people are healing so much faster than I did.
Because have so much more willingness than I did.
And each one’s willingness inspires another.

I’ve come to witness that when we can cultivate our willingness to be more present than not, we’re on our way to faster healing. It gets a WHOLE lot easier.

There’s a tipping point. When we’re 51% willing we still have a lot of resistance, but, in fact, we are MORE willing than not. And that’s a key to our success. Even being willing to be willing to be willing is some amount of willingness. Even that, is a victory.

Today, I feel victorious because I’m more willing than ever before.
Today, I feel the resurrection is happening and the crucifixion is fading from my mind.

I put myself and everyone else in my life upon the cross, and now we’re moving on. I’m done with that FOREVER.

Forgiveness is the way to remembering our true identity, to having everything else being added onto us, to healing our bodies, our finances, our relationships and everything else.

There is no other way, but through the door of forgiveness.
Everything else is bandages.
Everything else is managing and coping.
That’s not acceptable anymore.

If you’d like help with forgiveness, I have two offerings primary offerings to support you that are my gift. My forgiveness workshop, and my daily prayers.

You can click here now to get my How to Get Over It forgiveness workshop, it’s my gift. Please do share it with your friends.

I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in God and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are leaving the crucifixion behind and choosing our resurrection! Hallelujah!

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

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

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

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

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Levels

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

In order to facilitate our own spiritual growth with ease and grace it helps to be aware, really aware, of when we’re resisting moving to the next level of our growth, and then having intention about making that shift.

What are we actually resisting? In my exploration the only thing that’s real is Love, and that’s the only thing to resist. Knowing that is helpful to me because I can make a more conscious and loving choice. That helps break down the resistance, and I can do that all day long by looking for the more loving choices.

It also helps greatly to be aware of what we might be reluctant to step into. In my classes we look at what we must become in order to have the next level of expansion.

In order to have the next level of growth and expansion in your career, what must you become? Perhaps you’re being called to become more organized, or more patient, or more kind.

In your relationships, what does the next level of growth require? Perhaps it requires you to have a greater capacity for intimacy, which means you have to drop the sarcasm and the defensiveness. Perhaps it means that you have to be willing to say how you really feel without blaming anyone for your feelings.

It does feel like there are levels of growth. The more I shed what is false, the more actively those level distinctions are blurring and it feels that I’m becoming more my TRUE Self.

I can remember very well moving through a particular shift where I really was giving up the blaming and resentment, the grudge holding and practicing forgiveness full on. I began to feel markedly more free, and more like my true Self. I was so surprised to find out I really like being my true Self because I’m not what I thought I was.

I used to believe that I was fundamentally bad and wrong, to the core. When I became fully committed to forgiveness, that false view of myself fell away. It was such a relief to let it go. I felt so much lighter on my new “level” of awareness.

What is it that you feel you must become in order to embody the next level of growth you most desire in your life?

The way to get to where we’d like to go is to give the Spirit the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW, instead we declare our spiritual aspiration and intention and we ALLOW ourselves to be guided by Spirit as to the choices that we must make to have the transformation we’re calling forth.

There’s so much we can do to help ourselves and ease our way. We can learn these things. It’s part of the process of remembering to Love ourselves and care deeply for ourselves. We’re so worth it. When we Love ourselves, we’re loving everyone. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

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

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

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

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

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

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POV

Friday, March 30th, 2018

POV stands for “point of view,” which is your perspective. We all have a general POV or perspective on life. A Course in Miracles tells us in Workbook Lesson 190 that “Pain is a wrong perspective.” Our perspective is the place we’re viewing life from.

ACIM tells us that when we’re in pain it’s because we’re seeing life from the perspective of being separate from the infinite creator God, and on our own, a mere body in the sea of life. There are further refinements we can make in terms of understanding our perspective in order to let it go and see correctly.

From our POV it can seem that the glass is half-empty or half-full or we can see it correctly: the glass is always full. A glass half-full of water is also half-full of air, therefore it is full. No matter how much water or air is in the glass, it’s always full.

Our goal is to see things correctly, as they truly are, rather than through the distorted lens of our interpretations and the meanings we’ve made of things that become our POV.

Some people look at the world from the perspective that no matter what they do they’ll always lose. It’s the victim perspective. They cannot win. The deck is stacked against them. I remember feeling that way because that was my POV. This was a very painful perspective to me, it was without hope.

Some people can see that from their POV, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, you have to “know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em,” as the song says. In this perspective there’s a winner and a loser. It’s a competitive world. Dog eat dog. I remember feeling that way and seeing everything, everything, EVERYTHING as a competition. I had to look out for #1.

This was also a painful perspective for me. It was endlessly exhausting. Plus, when you do win, you have the pain of knowing someone else lost and you’re the one that contributed to their suffering.

And then I saw a ray of light in my own heart. It was my desire to be a compassionate person. I decided to focus on that and it pulled me out of the darkness. My focus on the light brought me from the painful perspective of endless competition, winning and losing and not feeling good about either.

Now, I’m aware that everything works together for the good of all and there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego. This goes with me always. I cannot lose, because no matter what may appear to be a loss, it is for my good and for the good of all when I can see it correctly. I’ve trained myself to shift my perspective if I start to feel pain. I align with the divine perspective.

I cannot yet see through all directions of time and space all of the time, but it is happening more and more. I may not like everything that occurs, but I can find the beauty in it.

Right now, our children are taking to the streets to demonstrate their own sense of self-worth and they are taking the lead because the adults aren’t stepping up. It’s not wonderful that so many of them had to be terrorized and murdered before they decided to take action.

It’s not ideal that the adults would let the children go unprotected and be manipulated by corporate greed, but at least the change is happening now and while we may not be able to lead the children, we can bless them and support them and help them learn to speak their message from the heart so they can fully change the world through the power of Love.

I hold that we can move to a consciousness that doesn’t require loss and competition. I feel it happening. Sometimes we have to fall down really hard, and get hurt before we start to really look where we’re going and set our sights on a goal worth having.

We’re in the midst of a big change. It’s in our face right now. We’re seeing that life in the matrix of corporate greed is not the best we can do. We can choose to experience the new heaven and the new earth.

Globally, humanity is making that shift in perspective. It’s what our lives are really about. Light workers all over the world are awakening and answering the call to be the change they’d like to see in the world. We’re it. Now’s the time. Today’s always the perfect day to say YES to Love and ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self shift our POV. We don’t have to know HOW we simply ALLOW. It’s our divine inheritance to be right-minded and clear-sighted. Together we choose Love.

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

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

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

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

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Easier

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Sometimes it feels like we’re so far away from where we’d like to be that we feel overwhelmed. It can feel as though its impossible. Especially when there’s a combination of things, such as illness, debt, depression, relationship challenge, loss of a loved one, and even more. Some people seem to have all of them at once.

In those times of overwhelm, when it seems like anything and everything is working against you, that is a time of great opportunity. I cannot emphasize this enough: If you’re willing, in the time of greatest challenge, Spirit can move a mountain if you ALLOW it. You DO have to be a very willing participant, but you, yourself, do not have to move the mountain. However, without your allowing and calling it forth, the mountain will not be moved. And this is where I’ve seen people transform their lives.

I used to feel stuck and overwhelmed by how I felt about my life and my self. I didn’t see how I could ever make the changes that I wanted made. It felt like too big a mountain to me.

At that time, I was daily struck down by my failures and seeming incompetencies. I was surviving, but that wasn’t enough for me, I wanted more and I couldn’t figure out how to unlock the door.

True spiritual growth felt so elusive to me.
I felt discouraged.
It felt so hard.

That’s when I learned the amazing power of a true desire to know Spirit. I decided to put ALL of my focus and attention in my life on looking for the opportunities to be loving and kind to myself and others. I decided to find the way to God through being aligned with Spirit through the activity of being loving and BECOMING willing to let go of my unloving thoughts.

I became vigilant for becoming willing by being willing to be willing to be willing. It really worked for me.

I became willing to GIVE to the Higher Holy Spirit Self everything that didn’t serve me. I didn’t know how to take out the trash in my mind, but I did learn how to give it away.

The miracle is, what doesn’t serve us, that we’re willing to let go of, Spirit will take from us. Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting. And that makes it so much easier.

Instead of trying to figure out how to move the mountain, ask Spirit and then ALLOW it to be done.

Focus on your willingness to let the past go.
Focus on your willingness to look for and make the loving choices.

God can move the mountain, but only if we’re willing. Only if YOU are willing will it work.

Quit complaining, criticizing and manipulating.
Look for opportunities to demonstrate your willingness to let it go.
It works!
And it’s so much easier than trying to figure out how to let it go.
Focus on the willingness and Spirit will do the heavy lifting.

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

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

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

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

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Attuning to My Prosperous Nature

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I used to believe that it’s better to give than to receive. Now, I know that’s crazy ego thinking. Being in tune with the infinite REQUIRES us to be good receivers.

Giving and receiving are really the same. A Course in Miracles says, “To have, give all to all.” Giving isn’t better than receiving it’s part of the same circle.

To be a good receiver, receive. Be receptive. Be receptive to the answered prayer. Believe it or not, this is critical step that many spiritual students neglect because they mistakenly believe it’s better to give than to receive.

The only place there is to receive from is infinite Spirit.
If we’re not receiving from Spirit then we won’t have much to share.
Everything worth having comes from Spirit.
Whether it comes from a person in the world, from the earth or as a thought.

One source.
One supply.

People who withhold Love and kindness often struggle with prosperity, even though it may seem as if they’re abundant. There are many aspects to being prosperous. It’s a good night’s sleep, healthy digestion and elimination. Having a bounce in your step and an easy smile. People can have lots of money and have none of those things.

There’s only one. We’re all connected. If we withhold from One we withhold from all, because all IS one. If we have kindness for some, but not for all, we will feel the effect. Our withholding takes us out of the flow of Love. The flow of Love IS the flow of Prosperity. Love and Prosperity are not separable. They are one.

If we close our heart to Love we close your life to Prosperity and Abundance. We may have wealth, but it won’t be enough and it won’t satisfy. That’s just how life is.

True Abundance and Prosperity comes from knowing our connection in Spirit, with Spirit.

If we seek to punish people with unkindness we will feel the lack and limitation being reflected back to us. What goes around, comes around, and it usually comes with increased energy. Especially now, in this time of instant karma. One way to tell if it’s karma: if it bothers you, it’s life showing us where we have some work to clear our heart. Let’s get to it!! No more delays!! We’ve played small long enough.

I like to look for ways to be more generous with my patience, kindness, and respect and in doing so I discover a greater flow of Prosperity comes with the opening of my heart!

Let’s all be PERFECT givers and receivers of Love. That’s true Prosperity, and it’s ours for the allowing. Now is our time to shine and share! Yes!

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

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

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

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

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

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Healing Anxiety with ACIM

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

A Course in Miracles is a clear road map for undoing all that ails us, and most especially for releasing depression and anxiety – this I absolutely KNOW!

My beautiful friend Corinne Zupko has written a very helpful book ALL about healing anxiety, and trust me, she KNOWS about it, and she’s a dedicated ACIM student. That’s why I’m having her as a guest on my radio show today!

And, I’ve also invited her to teach a two-part class on the topic of Healing Anxiety with ACIM so we can all learn from her!

So much healing is possible, and sometimes, when we’ve struggled for many years, we start to believe that miraculous healing is for others, but not for us, and I’m hear to say THAT’S NOT TRUE. We are entitled to miracles!

I’m so glad that we’re discovering the clear path of our healing and we’re allowing ourselves to experience it. That’s what is so great about practicing ACIM together.

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Corinne Zupko – From Anxiety to Love

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

And for more details about Corinne’s class on Healing Anxiety with ACIM you can click to learn more.

It’s time for us to live a life of Freedom and Joy and together, we’re getting there!

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

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

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