Archive for the ‘A Course in Miracles’ Category

Believing What’s True

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I find that something most spiritual seekers have a difficult time with is keeping the commitment to their own holiness – to really LIVING what they believe. For myself, I discovered that if I think I know something, but I don’t live it by applying it in my life, then I must not really believe it. In other words, I don’t have faith in it. If I don’t have faith in the truth, I don’t actually believe it.

If I believe that all thoughts produce form at some level and that all of my thoughts are creating my experience, and day after day, I’m struggling in misery, managing and coping with circumstances I don’t like – then clearly, I don’t believe that my thoughts create or I would change my thinking in order to have a new experience. Realizing this was so helpful to me in deciding to change my mind.

We can develop the mental, emotional, and spiritual commitment to live in alignment with our Spirit – Spirit WILL show us the way when we’re willing. Our little willingness really and truly is ALL that’s required! And we demonstrate our willingness by having faith in Spirit. Try it and see!

When we’re willing to keep our commitments to Spirit, our day improves, our health and finances improve, and our relationships DRAMATICALLY improve! When we forgo the right to complain and attack ourselves with our thoughts, our whole life improves. DECIDE to hold your commitment to Love and become accountable for your choices rather than a victim to circumstances. When you decide, the rest of life will align with you. Therein lies the power to transform your life! Go for it! I AM with you!

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Be Not Anxious

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

One of my very favorite mystical teachers and authors is Christian D. Larson (1874 – 1962). Larson is the author of many books, and his The Pathway of Roses is a classic, as well as, a favorite of mine. It is so inspiring and uplifting to me. Larson’s beautiful spirit shines through every thought he brings forth.

A favorite passage from this beautiful book never fails to inspire me and refresh me:

“‘Be not anxious for your life.’ Live your life according to the very highest light that is within you; use fully and well all the powers that you have received; give your best to the world at all times and under every circumstance, and depend upon the Infinite for everything that existence may need or desire. You will receive it. You need not be anxious about anything. God is greater than anything that can possibly happen. Have faith in Him and He will see you safely through. Things go wrong only when you fail to be your best and fail to take God with you in everything you do. It is therefore in your power to place yourself in that position where everything will go right. The lilies of the field are all that beautiful lilies can possibly be, and they depend wholly upon the powers divine that are within them. Accordingly they are an inspiration to all the world.” Christian D. Larson, The Pathway of Roses

The first time I read this, I had such a tremendous feeling of invisible support. I invite you to read this passage out loud and let it reverberate through your body and your home!  May you feel the inspiration and expansion vibrating through you!

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Tuned In

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

How much easier would my life be if I always took the time to stop and think before I took action or spoke?  What if I could find the answers in Spirit rather than in my perceptions? How often have I pushed ahead trying to impose my will on a situation? How often have I been convinced I knew best when I really hadn’t stopped to examine things from a higher perspective?

One thing I know for certain is that my mind can either be a wonderful asset or my biggest liability depending on whether I’m thinking with my heart/Higher Holy Spirit Self or with the ego. Over-thinking and getting into the analytical mind can often be a form of self-sabotage.  Don’t I know it!

I can think my way into a disconnect from my heart, or I can use my mind that is in the heart to connect into the Presence of Love.  My heart intelligence brings a profound connection with my Spirit. Sometimes, I’ve been so distracted by becoming so analytical that I’m thinking about my thinking without getting into my Heart/Spirit connection.

What I’ve learned is that connecting to the heart is the way to tap into Divine Intelligence and Wisdom that is profoundly helpful. When I’m tuned into Divine Intelligence, I move well beyond my ability to simply process information and into the flow – the true Freedom of the Spirit.  A key is to intend to be tuned in all of the time.  The more we stay tuned in, the more we find the answers to even the most difficult questions.

Eric Butterworth says, “In the face of delays and obstacles it is well to think twice before you willfully seek to force a solution according to your predetermined plan. The closed door may indicate that the divine law of adjustment is pointing to another door through which you can go to meet your greater good.”

Today, I invite you to examine your life for any areas where you might be trying to impose your will through over-thinking and analyzing from an ego perspective. Today, allow yourself to invite higher insight to be heard through connecting with the Divine Wisdom of the Higher Holy Spirit Self. In this way, thinking takes on a new level of consciousness and awareness. In this, you can feel a deep and profound connection to all of life and be  grateful.   Your personal practice of nonviolence moves the world in a direction of Peace with ever-increasing ease and grace.  Wonderful!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Finding Answers.

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God is Here, Always

Monday, July 24th, 2017

If I affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then I’m firmly anchored in the thought that the Divine has disappeared; God has left the building. The only thing required for a healing is for me to see the situation rightly. As long as I see a problem, it will be there for me to see. As long as I affirm that things aren’t right, I won’t be able to see rightly.

The Infinite has no problems that elude its problem-solving abilities, because there are no problems in the Divine Mind. It is I who sees the problem, affirms the problem, identifies the problem and collects all the evidence to support the existence of the big, bad problem. In each of these stages of problem identification, I become increasingly convinced that the problem is real and threatening. It feels more and more like God has left the building and I need to solve this problem that is eating my life!

Every problem we think we have is built on the often hidden belief that God has left the building. It can be very tricky to recognize that the fear that God is gone is our only “problem.”

Since Spirit never goes on a vacation or hides it’s divinity, the whole problem we’ve been creating a library of evidence to support is, in truth, completely a fabrication of a fearful mind. It’s all based on the false premise of: “What if I were separate from God?”

Healing happens when I recognize every challenge has come to help me be more loving, more kind, more compassionate, more in line with my Divine Nature. End of story.

It’s so simple, and yet fear is pervasive unless I stand anchored in the truth of omnipresent Divinity. This is my job. This is my ONLY job. All else I give to the One who has never left and can never leave. In my surrender, I discover that my only prayer request is for the faith to know the Divine in every part of my life and always will be. The Holy Presence cannot leave the building, it IS the building and everything that surrounds it, everything it contains. God cannot leave me, nor can I leave God.  We are One, now and forever.  Wonderful!

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Patience

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

When I feel blasted by the storms of emotions and drama, whether it’s of my own making or someone else’s, my spiritual practice of non-judment and nonviolence is my rock.  It’s a haven of infinite patience and love inside my own mind.

So often I see folks do things that make no sense except that people are suffering and they’ve lost perspective.  People are deliberately unkind; they’re selfish and hurtful.  People respond without thinking and are rude.  People are discouraging when they could be encouraging.  My practice of nonviolence forces me to look at my motivations and intentions and to consistently choose the most loving intention regardless of where my emotions are.

Nonviolence is a practice infinite compassion.  It is the daily practice of walking in God’s shoes.  Just as that farm girl from Kansas put on the ruby slippers and remembered her personal power that could take her back home, my personal practice of nonviolence takes me back home to the spiritual truth of all life:  I am one with all that is.

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

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

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

Today I walk in God’s shoes.  I see with God’s eyes.  I stand in the loving intention of those who went before me and I AM that.  Infinite patience takes me home.

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Acceptance

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

There’s extraordinary power that we can claim and then experience when we can learn to accept what has happened in our lives as something for us to learn and grow from.  It takes courage and it takes willingness, but it’s SO worth it.  With acceptance, we can speed up our healing, and reduce the amount of suffering to such a degree, it is absolutely AMAZING!

Believe it or not, you might not know it, but  it takes enormous energy to resist the healing that allows you to proceed to the next level of learning. It takes real focus and attention to be reluctant to accept the spiritual responsibility your experiences bring to you.  You have to be really vigilant for avoiding the healing.  How crazy is that?

Ask yourself: Would you rather keep repeating the same painful experiences, in a myriad of different ways, investing your precious time, money and energy in recreating the same lessons over and over again, or would you rather just accept your healing right now and move on?

Are you willing to accept what is?  Even if it FEELS unacceptable?

When it comes to time, now is all the time that we have and can make use of, and that’s the perfect amount. NOW is when we can accept what is, take responsibility, release all blame, harvest the learning, and have a PERMANENT healing.

Is there something you could finally take responsibility for right now, release the judgment about right now, accept and learn from right now rather than postponing for another time?  If you can think of something, if you can feel something ripe for releasing right now, go for it.

We’ve all got important and valuable work to do and the time is ripe for us to do it!  Fortunately, we’re doing it together.  All boats rise on this tide of Love.  Acceptance is the way we rise in Love!

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Worthy

Friday, July 21st, 2017

One of the most fundamental issues many of us are dealing with is a sense of unworthiness.  It’s the major challenge for the whole human race and we are healing it together.

When folks don’t feel worthy, it brings on a whole group of ways to address and deal with it.  When we actively love and appreciate ourselves, we help to undo the unworthiness.  When we behave responsibly, show up on time, care for our body, and speak kindly to ourselves, we’re healing our mind of unworthiness.

One of the questions many people ask me is, “how do I love myself?”  What I’ve learned is that having many simple ways to love ourselves brings a lot of benefit.

Some of the simple ways I’m loving to myself are:

  • Sitting outside and being in nature.  I enjoy it so much and it’s so refreshing.
  • Taking breaks from work and shifting the energy – to care for my body.
  • Staying well-hydrated, so my whole body functions well.
  • Having a “No Self-attack” Policy.  I don’t speak unkindly to myself under ANY conditions.
  • Having healthy food options available and not even buying the ones that aren’t good for me.
  • Being gentle with myself.
  • Getting plenty of sleep.
  • Daily spiritual practice.

Every time I’m gentle, kind and nurturing to myself I’m sending a message to every cell of my body, and every aspect of my mind, that I’m worthy of Love and kindness.  Over time, it heals the unworthiness.  It really works!

What are some of the ways that you take good care of yourself that you enjoy?

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Creativity

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Creativity is Infinite.  It is our Divine Nature to be creative.  Whether we know it or not, our thoughts are always creating our experience of life.  Whether we are willing to recognize it or not, we are the creative center of our life.  And at that creative center is our connection with Spirit.  There is a flow of creativity that is constantly seeking to express itself through us and as us.

The challenge is to be in the creative flow and keep a commitment to be clear, pure and pristine so that our experience is always new and bringing benefit.  When there is a commitment to being pristine there is a constant refreshment that is activated in our minds. Our life feels profoundly creative.  It’s thrilling!

When we drag the past with us, keeping it always before us as the lens through which we experience everything,  then there’s less Clarity – there’s often more of the same.  Same old, same old revisited yet again.

If you’re not at Peace, then it’s an indicator that you’ve lost interest in Purity, Clarity and Love.  When there’s an anxious mind, it’s an indicator that you’re probably choosing to mentally live in the past. That’s always a good time to give thanks.  You can be thankful that you realized you can change your focus.  Be grateful that if you are anxious there’s an adjustment that can be made.  Now is the perfect and only time to heal the unresolved past.

You don’t have to know how to heal, but you do have to be willing to see the truth in order to be shown.

You can Partner UP with your own holiness.   You can intend to be clear in your heart and mind.  Place your hand on your heart, take a breath of gratitude, be willing to have self-compassion, sit with your self and allow the limited thinking to come into your awareness on it’s way to healing.  Be willing to be clear about whether you need those judgments and false beliefs anymore.  Allow the Spirit to do the heavy lifting.  You can be willing to remember, “I AM that I AM.”

When we open our hearts to Love ourselves enough to be with ourselves then miracles happen! Seek first the Kingdom, which is within, and all else will be added unto you – including Infinite and miraculous Creativity!

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New Thought

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

How many times have I had the opportunity to choose Freedom and instead chosen to relieve the past? Millions? It’s impossible to guestimate.

What I do know is that I make at least 10,000 choices a day. Every day, all day, about every 5 to 10 seconds (at the very minimum)  I’m making choices. I’m choosing what I’ll think about.

Imagine that every thought that enters your mind is like a flaccid balloon – a balloon with no air. When the thought arrives in your mind, it’s just an outline of a thought that has been, like dust in the wind, floating around in what Ernest Holmes calls, “the race consciousness.”

Thoughts appear like a cloud in the sky of our mind, we can CHOOSE to agree with them and if we do, then that thought becomes our thought.  When we decide to fully think a thought, it’s like we’re putting air into a balloon – it’s our precious life energy – our attention, our agreement, our affirmation that we’re investing in that thought.

Throughout the course of the day, you might easily have 10,000 thoughts – ten thousand “balloons” that you have filled with your precious energy and attention. They become the form of your life.  They take up space in your awareness and in your experience.

“All thought produces form at some level.”  A Course in Miracles

Form is your experience, your emotions, your life and your thoughts.
All form is produced by thought.
Thought is the ONLY thing that produces form.
The ONLY way to have a NEW EXPERIENCE is to have a NEW THOUGHT.

I’ve learned to replace the thoughts that bind me to the past with a thought that is new – a loving thought, a kind thought, a thought that I think with the Love of God in my heart. This practice has created an entirely new experience of life for me.  It’s created a life I enjoy, that has very little fear in it.

Many times, it can feel like we’re repeating the past on a regular basis.  It can become depressing and discouraging to feel as though we’re recreating the same errors again and again.  The old thought is that the way out of that pain and suffering is to do something different.  However, the fastest path of quantum leaping out of repeating the past is to give the heavy lifting of figuring it out to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.  If we forget to do it, and find ourselves suffering, we can begin in that moment.  And then, our liberation is at hand!

When faced with the opportunity to think the thoughts from the past again, and feel those emotions again, I prefer to choose Freedom. Not always, but sometimes, I’m just not done with the past and so I think the old thought and feel the old feelings before I remember to have a new thought. Yet, more and more consistently I am aligned with a new thought. This is my spiritual fitness program for my liberation from suffering.

Today and every day, I ask myself, will I choose Freedom? Will I choose Love? It’s up to me.  I say YES!  What will you say today?

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

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Certainty

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

We’ve all learned that our only issue is that we have a belief that we’re separate from God, but it’s not true. We act as though we’re separate from each other and we suffer, because it’s not true and it never will be true. We’re one. We’re united.

Our belief in separation is the demon seed thought that translates into doubt, mistrust and lack of certainty. Fortunately, there’s a way out of this muck and mire of false beliefs. There’s a way back home and it’s actually much easier than we think, provided we are willing to actually head home.

The challenges come when we aren’t really certain we’d like to align with our own divine will. When we’re still interested in playing around with our crazy thinking, and experimenting with more and more projections of separation, then it does delay our happiness and our homeward journey. And this is why Jesus gave us the parable of the prodigal son. To show us the path we’re on.

Today in my radio show I’m going to share about how we can speed up our journey home and eliminate years of suffering. You can join me live, or you can get the download later! If you haven’t subscribed to the podcast, and you’d like any help with how to do that, just let us know and write to admin@jenniferhadley.com.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Certainty.

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Apologizing

Monday, July 17th, 2017

There’s a reason why making amends is one of the 12 steps in the Alcoholics Anonymous program. It’s essential to healing. Forgiveness is foundational to our awakening because regret, resentment, blame, and particularly, shame, are the big blocks to Love. Without an active practice of Love, we wither and are weak. We fall back into addictive and compulsive tendencies and temptations.

Regret is like a complaint against yourself.
Regret lowers your whole energy.
Complaining makes you a crap magnet.

Regret is a judgment against yourself.
All judgment produces fear.

Can you really justify continuing to live in regret?
Isn’t it a lot like living in a poopy diaper?
Is that what you really prefer?

One decision to forgive can change your whole perspective and your whole life.

One of the best ways to practice Love, forgiveness, and nonviolence is to be able to apologize with sincerity. We all do things that can hurt or offend others. When I’m alert to my feelings, I always regret anything I did that was unloving. Even so, sometimes, it can be very challenging to apologize. If I can’t apologize then I’m in a prison of my own making. It is a prison of fear and shame and that’s not a place I want to hang out in at all.

I’ve found that being able to apologize, being able to acknowledge my mistakes and oversights, and even my outright blunders, is a gift that continues to give. It gives me Peace and Harmony every day, for which I am extremely grateful. I’ve realized that it takes Self-Love and Humility first and foremost to be able to apologize. It can require courage and strength and a strong sense of personal honor to be able to admit a mistake and I’m very grateful to have found that in myself and make it a place from which I can live. Being able to apologize and make amends keeps my energy where it belongs – in my strong heart.

A gift I receive when I’m able to apologize is giving up the judgment that causes the fear of making a wrong step. This allows me to be more authentic. When I’m authentic I’m prepared for anyone else’s opinions.

I’ve learned that Self-forgiveness is key to letting go of the past.  You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to forgive yourself and start releasing the blocks, opening up the flow of Abundance and healing in all areas of your life.  Plus it’s free.  Self-forgiveness is a profound act of Self-Love

Practicing nonviolence and Self-Love in my relationship with myself means that I can easily make amends with others. Today, I love myself by apologizing to someone I’ve hurt. Today, I move the world in a direction of Peace through my own choice and actions of Love.

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Extending Love Generously

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

The essence of Divine Love is pure givingness and generosity.  and that’s why A Course in Miracles says so clearly that, in order to have, give all to all.

If you’re interested in having a life of pure L-O-V-E, abundance and prosperity, all you have to do is be willing to share it with everyone you meet.  The doesn’t mean open your house and share all your possessions.  It means share your heart, extend your Spirit, share what’s REALLY valuable – your  connection.

It’s simple, but it’s not easy.  However, when you DECIDE that sharing the Love is what you’re most interested in, then you will discover that Love knows how to be generous THROUGH you.  In order to succeed you must be willing to BE the flow of Love in order to experience it.  You can’t out-give God, so share and open to receive.

Love is not outside you.  Love is not something you get.  You ARE Love.  If you deny that you are Love then you will have a diminished experience of Love because that is what you are choosing.  The way that Love works is you must be willing to share it in order to experience it.  Love is always available.  You ARE Love, so when you share Love you’re congruent with your true self and that’s why being loving feels so refreshing and delicious.

Do you notice how when you act stingy, critical, and complainy that you don’t feel very good?  That’s because you’re blocking the flow of Love that you are.  That uncomfortable feeling is letting you know that you’ve decided to separate yourself from your Divinity and have an experience of disregarding the flow.  If you’re feeling miserable it’s ALWAYS because you’re not willing to be generous with the Love that you are.  It’s time to re-boot yourself!  And you can do it really quickly.

One of the easiest ways to reboot yourself is to remember that God’s nature is to be generous, always giving from the overflow of Love – and that’s YOUR nature too.  Be generous with a smile, a hug, a pat on the back.

Be generous with appreciation and admiration.  Be generous with compliments and encouragement.  Be generous with kindness to yourself and others.  Be generous with thank you notes and tithes.  Be generous with with patience.

Allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide you as to how you can be generous each day.  Set the intention to be generous and be willing to receive the Divine Guidance that will come.  Don’t push it away.  Try something new!  Discover the unlimited joy of being generous and you will discover that it is your nature to be affluent, abundant and prosperous.  Be willing!  Your little willingness is all that’s required for your sharing and opening to the flow of Love!

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I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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Unbotherable

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

We live in an ever-changing world.  The impermanent nature of everything on planet earth is part of why we chose this experience.  It’s a bit like my shape-up workout shoes.  They have a rounded bottom to them and they make it less stable for me to walk, which makes me use my core more and that strengthens me.  We can decide to use the life’s weather and weirdness to help us to become stronger.  We can be like the trees, which receive great benefit from having the wind and elements challenging them to grow stronger and more resilient to even the harshest weather.

Years ago, I set the intention to become unbotherable. I felt ready. It was such a great decision.

I used to torture myself and everyone around me by getting upset and venting. It was a giant waste of energy and it really created so much negative backwash in my life. I didn’t realize it at that the time.

I used to think that getting upset was my power. I’m so glad I’ve learned that Love is the ONLY power that there is.

Now, I get such strength from practicing being harmonious regardless of what’s going on.

This practice of unbotherability is not about denying how you feel, it’s about placing a much higher value on Love and Harmony than on any emotional expression.

When you’re willing, you can begin to practice the discipline of being harmonious. It requires the willingness to be compassionate.

You’ll realize that your emotions are the by-product of your INTERPRETATION of what’s going on.  You’re only upset for the meaning you made of it.

Your interpretation is really your opinion.
Like the weather, opinions are always changing.
Why value what is ever-changing, when you can value what is never-changing?
LOVE is constant.
Love is clear.

Love is never grasping and the active practice of Love is compassion, which leads to Harmony, which leads to self-esteem and Abundance.

At some point, Harmony becomes so valuable that no opinion is worth giving it up for. You can decide if today’s that day or not.  You can choose to be unbotherable.  Wouldn’t you really rather be unbotherable?  Wouldn’t you rather live with an open heart?  We’re doing it together!

Forgiveness is a big part of being able to be unbotherable.  Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Love in your life.  It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.  You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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I Harvest the Learning!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Every day, I consciously anchor into a deep intention to be the greatest expression of Love that I can possibly be. Living inside this holy intention year after year, I became keenly aware that I was resolving and dissolving old habits of separation that I couldn’t tolerate in myself any more. One habit that has been so strong in my mind is the habit of making negative meaning out of the interactions in my life that confuse me.

When I felt needy and unsure about a relationship and that person didn’t return my call, I would imagine a negative reason for why they weren’t calling. I’d think it had to do with how they felt about me or how much they valued our relationship. Several times, I did this and later discovered that the reason they didn’t call was that something was preventing them. Something I never would have imagined – like a car accident or a lost phone. And yet, I had spent hours and days in upset because I jumped to the negative conclusion. I was creating such suffering myself. Little by little I began to be willing to see that suffering is optional. I create it through thoughts of wanting, needing, grasping, hatred and judgment.

People often rush to make negative meaning out of something and then cook up a big pot of resentment stew inside themselves. They ladle this stew all over everything they’re doing that day, that week, that year. When they finally connect with the person whose behavior is so hurtful to them they learn that it was all a simple misunderstanding. The entire pot of resentment stew has been labored over, cooked and seasoned for hours or days, months or years, now turns out to be completely fabricated. It was just a big waste of time and energy.

UNLESS, in that moment, of realization – when you see it was all a mis-take, a misperception, you forgive yourself and you DECIDE to harvest the learning and not allow yourself to do that again. You really can give up the habit of making yourself miserable. It takes real focus and attention to unwind these patterns, but there’s a Divine Alchemy that’s yours for the asking.  Spirit does the work for you when you’re willing.

Byron Katie tells us, “Fear has only two basic causes: The thought that I may lose what I have or the thought that I may not get what I want.” To that I would add, all fear is really the result of thinking we want something other than Oneness of all life. If we value separation, if we think that we want something that cannot be found within and that we must have it, we will always be suffering.

We could solve the world’s problems if we all gave up making resentment stew. We could certainly have peace on earth if we decided to give up the habit of making negative meaning out of circumstances. Isn’t that a great intention to set for this precious new year?

Today, I anchor Peace and Love in my experiences. I’m determined to hold the high watch for myself and for those around me and support them in anchoring, too. I intend to do my very best to make positive meaning out of life’s challenges and uncertainties. I intend to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, always. In this way my choices bring forth more Love in the world on a daily basis and they truly do make a profound difference. Today, I’m living in a new way in order to experience a new day and share it with everyone I meet.

Today, I harvest the learning from my experiences as I make positive meaning out of the events in my life. I hold the high watch for myself and choose to be Love, to see Love, and to receive Love all the live long day.  I say YES to Love!

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

I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into Wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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Blessings

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

In the first year of my yearlong Masterful Living Course, someone shared that their goal was to have their knee-jerk reaction be Love and compassion.  We all loved the feeling of that and we began to live with that aspiration.  Having a loving aspiration that’s the foundation of your life will naturally up level your whole life.

When life seems to squeeze you, what’s your default? Is your knee-jerk reaction to open your heart and strengthen your commitment to Love? Or do you go zero to sixty towards frustration and irritation?  Do you start defending or attacking?  Do you become offended easily?  I had all of these in spades.  I used to be so reactive. Now, I’m grateful that I have the capacity to breathe through the challenges, but I didn’t used to.  I’m not at 100% loving responses, but I’m getting closer every day.

What’s so cool is, these moments of challenge actually work FOR us.  There’s a blessing in every challenge if you’re willing to accept it.

What I notice is that life’s detours, delays, and challenges offer us the opportunity to deepen our practice and strengthen our commitment.  The challenges give us the opportunity to express more Love.  When we express more Love, we’re having more healing moments.

I once went to see the AMAZING horse show, Cavalia, as a guest of my dear friend, Ginny who is a horse lover and rider for decades. It was a spectacular show – so uplifting and inspiring! Thrilling to see the way the people and the horses worked together in perfect Unity and Harmony. What a gorgeous expression of Divine Creativity and Joy!

Afterward, in the parking lot, it was a very different story. We we’re sitting and waiting a long time while the traffic was static.  People weren’t that willing to move along in unison – it was “every man for themselves.” People were frustrated and getting out of their cars, impatient and upset that things weren’t going more smoothly.

I didn’t wish to join those around me in irritation and frustration so I prayed. I invited the angels to join us and direct the traffic through us. After all, we’re One Mind. We can do it if we choose.  I’ve learned that I don’t have to go with the crowd.  I can stay partnered up with Spirit and hold a higher vision for us all.  I can do it if I choose.

When there’s a challenge, do you move to prayer? Do you take a breath? Is your knee-jerk reaction to open your heart and extend compassion? I’ve actually learned that these every day challenges give me the perfect opportunity to deepen my practice and be a beneficial presence. We can even turn a parking lot into a sacred space.  I’m grateful for that.  I love practicing it!

What a difference it makes to have the aspiration each day to offer a blessing, receive a blessing, and BE a blessing!  Spirit does the heavy lifting of figuring out how when we allow.

I do believe we can change the default settings if we’re willing. I certainly have, and I’m continuing to up level. We’re always teaching the efficacy of our choices. Let us teach only Love for that is what we are. Now and forever!

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No Longer Waiting

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

My beautiful friend, Laurie Schur is a poet, filmmaker, therapist, and all-round beautiful woman and she often shares wonderful and inspiring things with me like this poem.

Life at Midlife

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days.

I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred.

I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; it’s just not their task.

I am no longer waiting for the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star.

I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; It already did, and I survived.

I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always now.

I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held.

I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment; my heart can be stilled whenever it is called.

I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out.

I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough.

I am no longer waiting to be recognized; I know that I dance in a holy circle.

I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness.

I believe, I Believe.

Mary Anne Perrone

In reading this beautiful poem, I’m so clear that I, too, am no longer waiting for things that I used to wait for when I was a younger woman.

I like to use the good china even if it’s just me.  I’m not waiting for a special occasion.  I can tell people I love them, without an excuse.   I love you.

I am grateful!

I am choosing to remember that I’m already as holy as holy can be and I’m not waiting to get there!  I am choosing to realize that I am already free and to go there in my mind – no more waiting!

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Faith, Belief & Vision

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Yesterday in my year-long Masterful Living Course, we were having a very powerful dialogue about healing the feeling of aversions in our relationships.  I feel so blessed and grateful for the deep sharing we have together and the ever-increasing willingness for us to have healing.  We’re all learning to ALLOW the healing at the deepest levels.

It takes tremendous willingness to recognize the healing opportunity that is before us when we feel frustrated, irritated, distrustful, worried, confused, angry, jealous, guilty, ashamed, or upset in any way.  That’s right, any form the upset takes is an indicator that a miraculous healing opportunity is being presented to us if we have the courage to rely upon Spirit to guide us through.

I’ve experienced paralyzing fear be turned into miraculously deepening faith and trust because of my willingness.  In this way, anyone’s willingness brings everyone benefit  – all boats rise on this tide of Love.  In this way, we can be heroic.

Right now, the action hero of the summer is Wonder Woman.  In the movie based on the Marvel comic character, Wonder Woman is faced with a challenging choice.  She has to decide either to leave her home, likely never to return, and go with a man she’s only just met, to fight and kill the God of War, and to protect the innocent women and children who are being threatened, or to stay where she is, and where she might be safe.

For Wonder Woman, there is no real choice.  Even though her loved ones fear that she doesn’t have the strength to fight the God of War, Wonder Woman must try.  She must at least do her best to protect the innocent from needlessly dying, and for the God of War to dominate humanity.  She cannot give in to fear.

Wonder Woman’s appearance in the worldwide cinema at this time is no accident.  We are awakening to the courage, strength and passion of the Divine Feminine, the Divine Mother, to bring forth the Divine Vision of the new heaven and the new earth.  This is the time we’ve waited for and it’s the personal healing activation that we are hear to anchor and bring forth for all beings.

Our willingness to be a loving presence is an active practice of faith and trust.  Our willingness naturally displays a belief in Spirit that our healing is possible – and that shift in consciousness allows the miraculous vision to come forth.  If we had no belief, no trust at all, we wouldn’t be able to have much healing.  Miracles would only be for special people.  Miracles are, in a sense, “contagious.” Our trust, faith and belief are healing activators that can restore the miraculous mindset to anyone’s life.

And that’s what we are, healing activators.  If we’re willing, Spirit will do the heavy lifting, show us the way, remove the obstacles, lift and carry us.  In this way, we are the living demonstration of Faith, Belief & Vision all while we’re learning how to have these precious qualities of God.

Trust and willingness are really one in the same.  In A Course in Miracles we’re told that trust is the #1 characteristic of the Teachers of God, upon which everything else rests.  We’re also told that our willingness is all that is required.  You cannot have willingness without trust and you can’t have trust without willingness. Together they call the healing into miraculous expression.  Trust and willingness go together, and they dissolve the appearance of obstacles.

Our willingness to hold a higher vision of Unity and Love is like a lightning rod for God’s goodness to flow into our life.  At times, it may seem as though we’re being tested in our ability to have faith and believe in the vision of Love for our lives.  While it seems like testing, it’s really strengthening exercises, perfectly designed to support us.

When we’re willing to have a high aspiration, to cultivate willingness and practice patience, kindness, generosity and compassion, we are a healing presence in this world.

Because our mind is the Mind of God, when we change our mind about the world, the world changes and becomes a more peaceful place.  Let’s learn to rejoice that we can change our mind.  When there seems to be a difficulty or an impasse in our relationships, let’s gratefully go first and move into forgiveness, nonjudgment, and a great willingness, with trust in Spirit.  Let’s live as healing activators for the whole human race and the earth! Let’s start today!

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Congruency

Monday, July 10th, 2017

I’ve learned that the primary key to my spiritual success is having my mind and my heart be aligned with the same intention. Living a loving, nonviolent life includes acting in congruency with Love itself. This requires following through on my inner guidance.

Have you ever asked the Universe for something and method for attaining it came in a way you didn’t want? Perhaps you wanted Peace in your family, and instead, you kept getting the message to visit your least favorite Aunt–to which you responded, “No, thanks.” What you didn’t know was that you were being guided to be the deliverer of the Peace!

A Course in Miracles tells us that the way to have something is to extend it.  “To have, give all to all.”   The best way to have Peace is to recognize that Peace is within and then share it.  When we kind of find the even a little bit of willingness to share, it’s a healing.  Isn’t the bonus opportunity to be able to recognize you are the one who brings it with you because it’s pre-installed?  We can learn how to value the willingness to look within.  Seek and ye shall find.  Willingness is the answered prayer.

When someone tells me they’re feeling distraught and a bit crazy, it’s usually quite evident that they are saying one thing and doing another. They aren’t congruent in heart and mind. They are split and that is the cause of their crazy feelings and behavior.  The answered prayer is congruency.

When I am congruent in my mind and heart then I can be as powerful as it is possible for me to be because there’s no conflict at the starting point of power in my world. My whole being is aligned and available for success. Self-sabotage has no place to land when my heart and mind are aligned with Love and congruent.

In his book, THE HEALING POWER OF PRAYER, mystic and healer Ron Roth, tells us that when we reject the guidance we receive, “Your prayer can no longer be answered because what you are hearing is the path to the answer, but you don’t want to hear it. Being alert to the form the answer may take is another aspect of congruency…”

Congruency in my thinking, my deepest heart’s desires AND my actions brings profound Peace. Congruency is well worth focusing on.  It leads to Peace, balance, Harmony, Freedom, and true Joy.  And there’s my answered prayer.

Today, I make a commitment to being congruent with Love and compassion in my thoughts, words and actions. If my guidance takes the form of a sudden impulse to write a letter, make a call or visit someone, I follow through knowing that the step I take is on a pathway to my answered prayer. In my daily choices and actions I move the world in the direction of Peace.

I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into Wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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

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Blame

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

For decades, I gave myself permission to blame a lot of my challenges and my upsets on my family.  As a result, I caused myself and everyone else a whole lot of pain and misery.  I believed it wasn’t my fault that life was hard. It wasn’t my fault I felt so angry and upset most of the time.

Blaming others was like a little treasure to me. I treasured the belief that my problems were someone else’s fault. It meant I didn’t have to take responsibility.

My earnest study of the truth led me to many healing realizations and practices that allowed me to turn my PAIN and suffering into my POWER.  Taking responsibility for everything in my life really helped me to eliminate my feelings of pain and fear.

It was REALLY challenging for me to make such a big turn in my life – from blame to responsibility was a HUGE shift for me.  Intuitively, I knew it was the right thing to do.  I am so very grateful now.  I also learned that blame is not helpful, it’s actually quite destructive.

In many ways, blame felt addictive to me.  Whenever the slightest thing went wrong, I wanted to blame someone for it.  I still feel the urge to blame come up at times, and I am so grateful I can notice it and feel it and go the other way.

I had so much DOUBT about whether or not I had what it takes to develop the discipline to change my mind and have a new experience in my life.  That’s why I talk about it.  So often, I felt like a spiritual failure.  I didn’t feel truly successful until I put Spirit in-charge of shifting my life.  I took responsibility for the choices I made in the past, and I put Spirit in-charge of the future and I began to experience an enormous relief of pain.

Day by day, I began to discover what was possible for me. I went from doubting that I could ever develop the strength of mind to be peaceful, to REALIZING that I AM doing it! IT IS HAPPENING! God’s Love poured through me into all my relationships and made them whole.

It’s not that I don’t have challenges anymore, of course I do, but I don’t feel hopeless or helpless EVER anymore.  There’s very little worry and I know how to end it immediately.  I’ve learned through my personal experience of transformation that it’s essential to hold a bigger vision of Peace in our lives.  How can we have Peace when we’re blaming others for our problems?  Blame creates a deep sense of unrest and there’s no Peace in that thinking.  Peace comes from realizing that God is ALWAYS for us and never against us – and that’s how we’re designed to be.  We’re designed to always be loving and to live in a state of Peace.  We can get there.  We are doing it.  It IS happening NOW!

Forgiveness is a big part of being able to let go of blame.  Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Prosperity in your life.  It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.  You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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

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Reborn

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Our spiritual reality is that we are continuously offered the opportunity to be born anew in the Spirit.  Every moment we can begin again because we can choose again.  Now is the perfect time for us to choose to release the old beliefs that are the cause of our suffering and to be born again in to an awareness of perfection that is our natural state.

NOW is the moment we are blessing ourselves and each other, or repeating the past.  We have the free will to make our choice.  Whatever we choose we learn from.  If we choose to align with the Higher Holy Spirit Self and BE the Presence of Love now we experience Joy-FULL remembering and re-learning.  If we choose to revisit and repeat the past, we experience painful learning.  It’s our choice.  Spirit does not judge our choices, only we do.

It seems easy to get caught in a web of false beliefs and forget who we are. It seems easy to forget to value the truth.  We lose our way when we become attached to a thought that’s not true – an opinion, a grudge, a grievance, or a complaint can take us on a downward spiral if we allow it. The truth is always available for us to remember and energize if we choose.  Each moment is a new opportunity for Love to flow in.

When we are born or re-born in the Spirit, it’s like emptying the cache in our computer browser. There’s no need to remember where we’ve been or what the past was. When we align with Spirit, everything we need to know we find within.

It’s helpful to remember there is only NOW in which to be refreshed by Love’s Presence. In this now moment, we can choose to give and receive Love and then we are in the right place at the right time, with right thinking.

We can choose to be born again, or to live in the past. Jesus said, “Let the dead bury the dead.” He was instructing us to stay in the nowness of Spirit and be in the flow of Love.  The invitation is there for us to accept – it never fades and that’s the Grace of God for sure!

I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into Wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now.  I’ve had so many emails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES!  Perfect for a long holiday weekend!

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

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Focus

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Holding focus is an extremely valuable skill to have.  When you can hold your mental focus, then you can access the unlimited power of Spirit.  It works in so many beautiful ways.  For instance, have you ever seen a child focus on something important to them, such as getting a new bicycle or a video game?

Last week, I was at the mall with my nephew Mikey who is focused on getting a new video game that’s coming out in the fall.  He’s been doing things to earn money to get the game he has his mind set on. It’s clear that he’s willing to do what it takes to have what he’d like.  He’s focused and he’ll succeed.  There’s no obsession, no upset, just a clear intention and a strong desire that is becoming fulfilled through his focused attention.  Many of us have had experiences like that.

As adults, we sometimes forget that we can manifest our hearts’ desires.  We can acquire many beliefs that get in the way of our ability to hold the focus on what we’d like to experience.  Sometimes, we have repeated experiences of not getting what we want, and then we feel it’s too risky to set our heart on something.  Doubt creeps in.

Sometimes because, we have experiences of being mean, unforgiving, judgmental, and holding grudges, we begin to feel guilty and unworthy of the things we we would like to experience and have.  We don’t allow ourselves to even discover what it is we’d like.

When I first began working as a spiritual counselor, I met so many people who were either afraid to say what they most desired or they were unable to even allow themselves to be aware of what they desired.  For some, just being in touch with their heart’s desire was a journey deep within because it was so completely buried.  There was great fear of even knowing their heart’s calling.

I work with many people who are intensely afraid to allow themselves to invest in energizing their heart’s desire.  Yet, without a willingness to connect with Spirit, focus on the heart’s desire, and relinquish any related attachments, many people remain unfulfilled.  We must learn to ALLOW.  Without our active allowance and receptivity, the flow is just a dribble.

For me, one of the most beautiful parts of my life is supporting the people in Finding Freedom, Masterful Living, and in my Spiritual Counseling Training, and seeing how they allow themselves to have their heart’s desires.  Not only does it bring them tremendous healing, it also brings them many other benefits and inevitably many other people benefit, too.  It’s miraculous!

So much healing comes from cultivating the willingness to develop the ability to focus on your heart’s desire.  Yes, it does bring up fears to be healed, but isn’t that part of our mission to bring benefit to all humanity?  I know it is!

Forgiveness is a big part of that road to being able to focus.  Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Prosperity in your life.  It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.  You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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

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Learning to Love What Is

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

One of the great things about all the traveling I’ve done in recent years is that I’m often in unfamiliar territory.  Spirit sends me to far off locations to pray and bless, to live and learn.  Everywhere I go, I notice that I’m walking a different way than before.

I used to judge everything very intensely.  My “hobby” was to compare and despair.  Compare and complain was such a constant in my life and it frequently left me feeling bothered, annoyed, frustrated, irritated, angry, and sullen.  That’s no way to live!  Everywhere I went, things were most often coming up short. I learned that the ego gets a satisfaction from labeling things – it’s all part of the big plan for total separation.

When we’re identified with Spirit, it’s natural to appreciate things just as they are. Everything offers a blessing to you when you’re aligned with Spirit.  When we’re in tune with the Infinite, we recognize that all things are working together for good and so whatever is going on is Divine Order revealing itself.

It takes great learning and willingness to, “love what is,” as a spiritual practice. Sometimes, we have to love it without really liking it, but even that will shift and change with enough practice and willingness.

I encourage you to make, “loving what is,” part of your daily spiritual practice. When you notice you really don’t like something – see if you can simply release the attachment to any preference, label, and especially, any need to have it be different.

When you’re willing to change your mind, you open yourself to more Peace and more Prosperity.  Those are great gifts to give yourself on a daily basis!

Forgive the debtors and the trespassers to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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

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Restore

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Following yesterday’s 4th of July celebrations, I’m still thinking about Freedom.  Particularly the Freedom to BE generous, kind, loving, thoughtful, and truly helpful.

If I really believe that all is One, is it possible for me to have a private thought? If I’m entertaining thoughts of judgment, unforgiveness, anger, and resentment, and I desire to keep them private, hidden from the rest of the Infinite Mind, then I must be simultaneously broadcasting a deep desire to be on my own, separate and NOT part of the cooperative Love Festival that God is. In this case, I have surely lost my mind.

When I dis someone, aren’t I actually trashing myself AND the Divine (since all is ONE)? Does it matter if the person I don’t approve of is in the next cubicle, in the next house or car, or on American Idol? If there is One source and supply of talent, inspiration, and Prosperity, is it ever possible to “get away with” thinking disparagingly of other’s efforts?

If I can be jealous, resentful and critical of others, am I not then throwing myself into solitary confinement of my own creation? Aren’t judgments of others a way of saying, “I am not part of the river, therefore, I can dump waste into it and not be touched by it.”

Doesn’t my judging attitude guarantee that the toxic waste of negative thought will stink up my house? If I begrudge others their success, am I not limiting my own ability to access the flow of Creativity? Won’t my own Prosperity then SEEM elusive and out of reach?

I’ve had all the experiences I need to have in order to know that I can only receive that which I’m willing to give. Therefore, it is essential that I not pour anything into the river that I don’t want to drink by the gallon. And so, today, I’m grateful for an awareness of truth.  My deep desire to see the truth instantly restores my mind to pristine awareness. From this place, I choose Love for me and for everyone.

Restoration comes when I can act as if I can feel and sense the Oneness of all life even when I cannot. Choosing to honor my connection with the All in All restores my mind to an awareness of Truth. From this choice, all things are added. My choice resounds throughout the Infinite and all are lifted.

In this simple way, my practice deepens profoundly and I am truly a beneficial presence on the planet.  My aspirations to make the world a better place are being fulfilled.  In this moment, I fulfill the opportunity felt by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.”

I am grateful that we practice together!

Forgive the debtors and the trespassers to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the homepage of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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

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Soul Freedom

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

I was in prison for many years – imprisoned by my own judgments and opinions.   I was tortured by my own doubt and fear.   In the prison of my own thought, I saw no escape, although I dreamed of one.  My days could only be half-lived because, although I knew I wasn’t free, I didn’t know that it was something I had to choose.

What’s amazing to me now, looking back, I can clearly see that I was the one who had decided that I wasn’t free.  I was the one who had decided that others had done this to me.  I was the one who decided that I was trapped.  I was the one who decided I couldn’t find the way out.

I can see now that I had made a lot of decisions.  I have to wonder why I thought being a victim was so attractive.  I am so VERY grateful that I’ve learned the extraordinary value of taking responsibility.  I am so grateful for my own capacity to let things that are hurting me GO!  Bye-bye!

Jesus taught us that the truth will set us free.  When I heard that from inside my prison cell, it sounded wonderful.  I could feel that it was true.  Still, I didn’t know HOW to use the truth to set me free.

It was a while before I even allowed myself to consider that I could be free.  It took a while because I didn’t want to desire something I didn’t think I could have.  Eventually, the pain of continuing to live imprisoned by my judgments became so great that I allowed myself to desire liberation.

Then, because I was finally TRULY interested in liberation, one day I woke up and realized that I could actively choose Freedom.  It was within my power to choose.  I understood that I could deliberately choose whom I would serve that day.  I could continue to suffer or I could choose to serve Love.   In that moment, I believed something different was possible.  Emancipation was at hand.

A Course In Miracles teaches me that I cannot find light by analyzing darkness.   I must choose the light.  It says, “You have not made truth, but truth can still set you free.”

I remember my personal Independence Day clearly.  I was sitting in a tent in the Andes mountains just before dawn.  That morning, I awoke to the knowledge that I’d been living my life in the shadows.  I’d been facing away from the Light of my own being.

Somehow, deliberately walking into the darkness had become my path.  In that early morning sunrise stillness, I consciously decided to turn and face the Light in my own Spirit and I took that first step toward Freedom with my whole heart.

I started making some new decisions.  I decided to become as loving as it was possible for me to become. I didn’t dare imagine that I could ever arrive at a place of being truly loving within this lifetime, but I didn’t mind that.  I decided to head in that direction and focused on where I was going and not when I would arrive.  I was Joy-full just to know that the direction I was heading in was a place I actually wished to be.

Immediately after making that decision to become as loving as I possibly could, I saw clearly my choice to focus on being loving NOW.  It was my choice and no one else’s.  I didn’t have to wait.  I didn’t need anyone’s permission.  I was not a victim of circumstance.  I was completely free to follow my desire.  I set my intention, and in that moment, I had the key that unlocked the door.  That day was my day of the beginning of my Liberation – because I decided to choose it.

Deciding is so important.  Only you can decide for yourself.

Today, I am free to choose to serve Love and to let Love serve me. Love is the only power there is.  By choosing Love, my walk in the world is a walk of feeling powered and my ever-widening path of Freedom is something I can share with many. Thank you for sharing this Independence Day with me!  May you and your loved ones always feel blessed!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Liberation.

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Prosperity

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

It took me a long time to see that having faith, placing my trust in Love (God) would open up my Prosperity. The big shift came when I realized that since God is all that there is, EVERYTHING I receive, I receive from God. I had the shift in my awareness and then came the shift in my life.

Recognizing that EVERYTHING I had or would have came from the unlimited source (God), helped me to also understand that EVERYTHING I gave, I gave TO God.

One place to receive from and once place to give to.

I realized that, since there’s just this one – I could stop keeping score. I could give wherever I felt called to give and not have a thought that anyone owed me anything – including a thank you.

I also realized I could receive without thinking that I owed anyone. No strings attached anymore. God has no strings because God is not a manipulator.

God is unlimited and unprecedented source and supply – I could, if I chose, learn to receive without limits. How cool is that?

You see, it’s all in the mind.

The flow starts in the mind and then shows up in your life.

Would you like to open up the flow? Here’s a simple tip for you:

If you have strings attached to anything, then you’re not in the flow.

Thinking someone owes you a thank you, or recognition, or even any small amount of appreciation, is giving to get.

Let it go and open up the flow.

Are there any people in your life that you think OWE you?

If you KNEW that your experiences of lack and limitation were tied to that thought, would you be willing to give it up?

Forgive the debtors and the trespassers to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the Home page of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

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