Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

Annoyance

Monday, October 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My Little Willingness

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pain Release

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Speak Plainly

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It does take willingness.
I have that willingness now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to learn more

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

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

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

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

Click here to join us

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Learning Through Joy

Friday, October 5th, 2018

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

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

Pain is an old paradigm.

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

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

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

I don’t wish to endure anything, anymore.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm London / 3am Sydney *(next day)
Click here to learn more

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

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

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

You can have permanent healing NOW!
End this year with tremendous healing.

Let’s go for it together!

Click here to join us

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Forgiveness and Healing

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to join us

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Choice

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

God does not punish. Only the ego punishes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tell the Truth & Take Responsibility

Friday, September 28th, 2018

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

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

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

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

Self-forgiveness gave me humility and common sense.

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

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

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

No blame.
No shame.

As Thich Nhat Hanh says, blaming never helps.

Everyone I know makes errors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Light Has Come

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

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

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

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

WE are the Kingdom of God.

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

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

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

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

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

We are never alone.
We always have help.

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

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

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

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

Darkness is over.

Light has come!

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

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

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

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Forgive

Monday, September 24th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Relationship Hell

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m choosing liberation. How about you?

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Intuition or Ego

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

So many times I’ve had the experience of getting an idea to do something and not knowing if it was ego or intuition. I’d struggle with it. Ultimately, it would come down to me choosing what I wanted most. That wasn’t always a good thing.

I’m often asked – “How can I tell if it’s ego or intuition?” We’d like to know, so we can choose correctly – or so it seems. What I’ve witnessed and learned from is that many people say they’d like to have greater intuition, but they’ll reject the guidance if it doesn’t match their plan.

Yes, as long as we’re IDENTIFIED with the ego personality, the separate selfish self, then we’ll be confused about whether or not what we think is guidance from Spirit really is guidance. It’s painful not knowing. It’s intensely challenging sometimes.

What helps is if we’re willing to really follow Spirit’s guidance. It also helps if we’re doing lots of forgiveness and we’re dropping our judgments because that allows us to hear, feel, see and know more clearly what’s really going on. Our false beliefs, opinions, resentments, blame and shame cloud our view.

Intuition is a still, small voice that is so distinct,
it can be heard over the cacophony of the ego
because it’s a higher vibration,
not because it’s louder.
Be willing to listen and you shall hear.

Intuition is without judgment – that’s what gives it the smallness.
Intuition is pure Love – that’s what gives it the stillness.

Have you ever been able to recognize the still, small “voice” through the intensity of ego insanity? Have you been able to follow it? Did it bring you miracles? Please share in the comments section below! I’d love to know!

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No More Negative Self-Talk

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

I used to go through periods where I judged myself to be the worst of the worst. One of the most painful things in my life was repeating the same relationship experiences. I’d have the same arguments with the same people, and I’d be left feeling hopeless and helpless to dig out of the hole I was in.

We all have our own particular ego vices and devices. When I was REALLY threatened, I’d find any kind of an attack thought to throw at people to let them know to stay away from me. I’d say unkind things and feel out of control. It was demoralizing.

My uncontrollable upset behavior was just the proof I needed to convince myself that I was a total loser and there was no cure for what I had. I’d feel so upset it would be like my whole being was on fire – it was. I was feeling the destructive burning of my attack thoughts. I was feeling the searing pain of my false beliefs being “proven” yet again.

I had a desperate need to be right ALL of the time, to mask my insecurities. I couldn’t handle any kind of judgment at all. When I’d start judging myself, I’d implode with desperation.

My life went on like that for decades.

This weekend I’m at another intensive yoga teacher training. It’s definitely kicking my butt. Many of these meditations with movements are held for 31 minutes or longer. The majority of them are difficult and some are extremely difficult. Some are mentally challenging, some are physically challenging and some are both.

My teacher has shared with people the Hawaiian forgiveness tool that I also share in my classes: Ho’oponopono. She has cards that have the Ho’oponopono prayer on it that she gives to each person so that they will remember to be kind to themselves when the meditations are so demanding and it seems impossible to do them as they’re intended.

In the midst of this experience, I am reminded that I have almost completely eliminated all negative self-talk. Whatever my experience is in the meditation, I am glad to be here and have the opportunity. There’s no self-judgment no matter how hard it is for me or how many times I seem to fail.

Negative self-talk is a rare thing for me these days.
I never thought that was possible for me.

Catch this: Because I now know it’s possible, I can help others believe it’s possible. They’re healing so much faster than me because they believe it’s possible for them. It took me decades to get to that place. Now, folks in my classes get there in a fraction of the time.

I thought I could improve my situation, but healing didn’t actually seem fully possible for me. I was too far gone. I was so obviously on the outside of “good.” That’s what I believed, and because I believed it I felt it was true and I saw evidence of it EVERYWHERE.

I know that forgiveness is the key to my transformation. Forgiveness is still the key today.

Forgiveness is a miracle in the mind.
All healing happens at the level of the mind.
Then the healing makes its way to the rest of our lives, showing up in form.
And miracles show up in form too!

We resist doing the forgiveness because it feels so intimidating to look at the intensity of our thoughts and feelings. I was SOOO reluctant to do that work. What I see for most of us is that we resist until it becomes so painful we can no longer stand it.

Pain is a great motivator.
And I don’t wish to be motivated by pain any more.

I’d rather be pulled by a vision of healing relationships and enjoying every situation and feeling secure and safe ALL of the time.

One of the main things I’ve realized is that unforgiveness, resentments and regrets, are major blocks to our healing, our abundance, our relationship transformation and our physical healing. Not only that, but unforgiveness blocks our intuition.

Without the ability to listen to our intuition, the ego is in charge.
Without the ability to be truly guided and inspired throughout our days, we tend to repeat the past.

As a spiritual counselor, I often talk with people who have reached a point of no longer being able to tolerate the pain. We wait until things get so bad we can’t stand it anymore and then we are finally willing to look for a solution.

I did the same thing.

Now, I’m grateful because I can really understand much of what people are going through and I can support them in breaking free of those painful patterns.

This is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can join me today and every day in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world.

Two things for you to know about if you’re interested in this level of healing and transformation:
I have my Forgive & Be Free retreat coming up the first weekend in October, and it’s followed by my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive.

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There’s a whole lot of healing going on and I invite you to become a forgiveness expert – it’s SO worth it. Forgiveness is free and it’s the most beneficial tool we have!

I feel blessed now, my life has changed so much. I feel so completely different from how I used to feel. I’m so grateful that Spirit cannot possibly fail. When we work with Spirit, we can’t fail either! Universal Love is always for us, let’s practice today!
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Wrong Perspective

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

I saw in the news yesterday that some of the people who were in the path of storm didn’t evacuate and then had to be rescued. I can relate to that. I have been in denial many times in my life. I’ve ignored the signs. I’ve refused help, and then found myself in a rough situation. It’s painful.

A Course in Miracles tells us that pain is a wrong perspective. The painful perspective is always one where we’re feeling separate from Spirit and on our own, struggling to figure things out and to work our will.

One of the great gifts of my spiritual practice is that now I see, feel, and know that everything is working together for my good. I truly feel that Life itself is for me. Nothing is against me.

I write so often about not giving up and holding the high watch for others because IT WORKS! We must persevere and not give up when it comes to shifting our perspective.

It’s very easy to get inured to pain and suffering. As a spiritual counselor 18 years now, I’ve seen it again and again. That’s why spiritual healing and awakening is so miraculous! Spiritual practice is profoundly transformative and it picks up speed as we go along.

We are not a body.
We are pure Spirit.
Spirit is the ONLY power there is.

Where in your life are you experiencing ANY kind of pain that you’ve just gotten used to?

Forgive yourself for allowing that sleepwalking to occur.
Forgive yourself for letting it go on so long.
Then give the healing to the Holy Spirit and ALLOW the healing to happen.

We cannot allow the healing to happen while simultaneously be complaining, judging and criticizing. I know a lot about this!

I’ve learned the power of positive affirmations and letting Spirit show me the way.

As I hold the high watch for others and energize their healing and transformation, I witness my own healing happening. It’s never boring and always spectacular!

Forgiveness is the key to giving us the strength of mind to call forth and accept a better life. Forgive yourself for delaying, resisting or procrastinating and move into the healing zone.

Pain really is a perspective that’s wrong-minded and not necessary. Let’s open ourselves to ALL manner of support and transcend the belief in limitations. Let us not suffer anymore!

I focus on self-forgiveness in my life, my work and in everything – it’s so powerful and transformative. I truly believe it is the only way out of our difficulties. Would you like to experience some lasting transformation and start living a happier life? Join me at my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next month!

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Smooth Sailing Through Challenges

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Today, I’m going to be doing an all day yoga training as part of my certification as a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor. I’ve heard that it’s going to be very intense and also very rewarding. That’s how a lot of the best days are.

I’ve learned to look forward to the challenges that help me grow and to not be intimidated by what others think is hard. I don’t let other people’s opinions slow me down (most of the time.)

Fortunately, all of my friends are encouraging and not one of them would discourage me in any way. That’s a blessing. I trust that all of my friends feel the same way about me.

I used to say that “people will pay money to stand in line to discourage others.” They would. We see a lot of the people are discouraging and attacking of others. It is the way of the ego.

But we are not our egos.

Let us offer up fear of other’s opinions, discouraging thoughts, and fear of following our hearts.

My heart is in this day that lies ahead of me.
Spirit is in charge.
Love will prevail.

I’m good to go!

Please do hold me in prayer today as every time I am lifted up, all are lifted.

Where once I would wake up from dreams of car crashes, angry fights, failures, carnage and all kinds of horrifying scenes, now I mostly wake up from dreams of sharing with others and being so filled with Joy that we get to meet and share, learn and grow together. How cool is that?

Never give up. Go for it. Say yes to Love! That’s the way of mastery and Freedom.

The biggest challenge I’ve ever had was being willing to Love when I was hurt.
I’ve overcome that and found the way.
I practice it every day.

What challenge would you like us to hold in prayer for you today? Please make a note in the comments below!

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Negative Pleasure

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Yesterday in my blog on being self-destructive, I was sharing about negative pleasures as a means of self-sabotage and I thought I’d share a bit more about what I’ve learned on this topic as it’s been such a relief to give up the mind set that made the negative habits such a part of my experience, and kept me recycling the unhappy thoughts and beliefs.

Negative pleasure could be something like a lovely dessert that becomes two or three portions and then a feeling of way too much sugar. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I used to do that with chips, popcorn and crackers. I’d feel that I’d eaten too much and definitely too much salt.

I notice now that I rarely overeat, and I rarely eat things that I regret and that’s HUGE for me. I know now that it happened because of my willingness to do the self-forgiveness inner work. This is why I feel compelled to keep offering opportunities to do this work in a group – so we don’t get overwhelmed by our resistance and reluctance.

Every year, folks in class with me tell me stories of how they did the class work and they naturally experienced losing a bunch of weight and keeping it off, having arthritis pain lesson dramatically and then needing fewer and fewer pain killers, as well as, of course, chronic pain disappearing entirely.

I think for some people the constant feeling of physical discomfort is what keeps them in the cycle of negative pleasure. I can remember feeling that some form of self-medication was “all I had” that brought me pleasure. It was “all I had” to take my mind off my unhappiness.

I used so many things that were enjoyable in small doses but became painful in larger doses. They were all meant to distract me from my feelings, but they only led me into a deeper hole of feeling that I was a fake and a failure.

If you haven’t seen the free class I did last week on self-punishment with self-medication, you might find it helpful – click here now to get the free download right away: Remembering to Love.

It’s so liberating to be able to enjoy the pleasures of life without feeling addicted or compulsive towards them. I feel that my whole life is better because I’m not having to control my impulses, I’m naturally choosing the things that are self-loving. It’s a whole different way of living. It’s a MAJOR release of worry and guilt and shame. YAY!

It’s because spiritual practice has eliminated the ROOT CAUSE of my negative pleasure habits. DOUBLE YAY!

This healing has definitely brought me a constant feeling of higher vibration in my beingness.

Living at a higher vibration, I notice that I naturally am less interested in lower vibrational choices, so I don’t have to struggle with behavior modification and trying to release those negative pleasure habits – they fell away gracefully. HALLELUJAH.

The healing power and presence of God’s Love is REAL. I know that now. I also now know that it’s available for everyone.

I really didn’t think I’d be able to get to the place I am now. The main turning point for me was when I made my spiritual life and practice the most important part of my life. It was during that time that I shifted into the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day.

My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind. I no longer have any days where I feel like I’m sliding back. That feeling is gone and I am forever grateful!

Can you relate to the idea of fearing sliding back? It was a real fear for me? Do you know what triggers it for you? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Authentic

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

During the Teacher & Minister trainings that I just did with Jon Mundy and a group of intrepid souls who were willing to give their all, one of the things that kept coming up in the Inspirational Writing, Inspirational Teaching and Inspirational Speaking retreats was how valuable it is to be authentic.

Over the years, I’ve noticed so many things that prevent people from being authentic.

#1 is that people feel that if they’re authentic they’d be yelling at people, telling them what they REALLY think, and they’d definitely stop people pleasing.

BUT that’s not authenticity.

Our authentic self is kind, patient, harmonious, and naturally loving.

If we’re identified with a small, selfish, separate self, then we’ll be mistaken in thinking that our authentic self is someone to hide. It’s a false identification.

One of the things that was such a revelation to me many years ago is that if we’re identified with our ego, then we may hide our true self, and mistakenly believe that we’re not lovable.

If we’re not being authentic, then, OF COURSE we’ll think that we’re not lovable. Think about it! If we present a false self that people “love” then we’re going to feel unloved because we know what people think they love is actually an illusion.

When we clear out the judgments and opinions then we can be our authentic self is beautifully lovable!

About 10 years ago I began to feel that I was living as my true self and I began to feel how wonderful it is to be authentic. I love being me! I DID NOT like being a false self.

Please contemplate this – be authentically loving and let the false opinions fall away. Experience true Freedom!

You WILL experience more Love when you allow your authentic Self to be revealed!

The feelings of anger, resentment and pain are not authentic, they’re the result of choosing thoughts that aren’t true. Join me today and let’s stand in the light of truth together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Loneliness, Desperation & Fear

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!

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

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than
Punishment & Self-medication
Click here to register and get the download NOW!

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

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

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

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

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

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Nonviolence

Monday, August 27th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register and get the download NOW!

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy Full Moon!

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Happy Full Moon!

Full moon is a traditional time of harvesting the learning from the lessons – and we’re actually in a harvest time here in the United States. We can witness the harvest on all levels – internally and externally.

Full moon is also a time for us to release that which no longer serves and allow for the expansion and clarity to come forth. We can see that happening on all levels too – internally and externally.

Jon Mundy and I are finishing up the last day of the Teacher & Minister Trainings and it’s been a huge success. It’s always a great joy to be able to watch people let the blocks to Love go right in front of our eyes. I feel so blessed and fulfilled to be able to do this work with others.

As you may know, for a long, long time, I was blocking my own guidance. Standing in the way of my own happiness and it felt so frustrating.

I’ve learned that this is one of the most common experiences people have. Folks ask me all the time “how do I make decisions? How do I know what’s guidance? How can I hear guidance more clearly?” People ask me this SO OFTEN.

Being able to make clear decisions from clear guidance is a huge relief – I know that now, and I remember how confused I used to feel. I didn’t feel confident making decisions and my ego often led me down a path of pain.

Even as a teenager I was aware that there was a “voice” that was guiding me and leading me to more loving choices, but most of the time I wasn’t able to follow it and that just made me feel more wrong and more bad.

What I’ve felt, seen and known over the last two decades, is my intuition becoming clearer and clearer. I’ve been a witness to the opening of my intuition as I’ve let go of the mean, judgmental, critical, manipulative and unkind thoughts.

Once I made the decision to be ALL IN for Love, that’s when I really began to feel guided. Of course, very active practice of forgiveness that I began when I started studying A Course in Miracles was a turbo charging of my awakening intuition and insight. It also was SUPER challenging to my ego and I had so much resistance and reluctance.

Sometimes the resistance came in the form of what felt like non-stop judgments.

Sometimes the reluctance to choose Love felt like I was compulsively criticizing, blaming and attacking with little ability to make it stop.

Many times I would get down on my knees and pray to let go of the attack thoughts and the attack behavior, mostly self-inflicted self-sabotage and self-medication.

It was in the most intense times of ego-confrontation that I struggled and it felt SO HARD.

Now, that struggle is over. I still have resistance and reluctance, but it’s not difficult to deal with and it doesn’t ever feel painful. I feel this tremendous willingness most of the time.

And the “reward” is that my intuition is stronger and clearer all the time. I feel more in the flow of Love and in tune with the “inner knower who knows” and there’s great Peace that comes with it. I’ve been living in mostly Peace for the last ten years and it’s been worth all that I had to go through to remove the blocks to it.

The Peace of God is our natural state. It’s our inheritance.
It’s right there underneath all the judgments that are the blocks to Love.

For so, so long I resisted following my guidance. I was so reluctant to take even the most basic steps I knew to do. And that’s why I focus almost my entire energy now on supporting people who feel stuck playing small, living in the shadow, NOT following their guidance, resistant, reluctant and feeling worn down, sick, and tired as a result of the constant recycling of ego thoughts.

It’s such a huge relief to be in the flow of Love after fighting it and feeling unworthy for so long. It’s such a huge relief to be ourselves and to never feel bad and wrong anymore. Remembering to Love is the way we get there.

With this full moon energy right now, let’s release the blocks to Love, known and unknown, and harvest the learning from all of our choices. Let’s move forward with more clarity.

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

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

Click here to register and get the download NOW!

My A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show episode from this past week was about Feeling Like A Fake and it might be of interest to you. FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in such as relationships, healing, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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Feeling Like A Fake

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Feeling Like A Fake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ending Self-Medication

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Yesterday was the start of my 5 Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage in the form of self-medication and it was so fulfilling to share in a facebook live video and in Masterful Living class as well. I’m so glad that I followed my guidance to offer a class on this topic. I was so affected by the decades that I was regularly engaging in self-medication.

I’ve learned so much about healing over these last 30 years and I’d like to share it all with people who are interested in healing. So much more is possible than we can even conceive of. I do believe it’s happening now.

What I’ve learned is that as I let go of judgments, practicing true forgiveness, the need to self-medicate lessened greatly and the habit left me. I’m so grateful that it’s not a part of my life anymore. I’d like to be fully present all of the time and not do anything that feels punishing and painful.

Spirit is the one who does the healing. We allow it to unfold and there’s the rub.

I couldn’t possibly have MADE my healing happen, but I could learn to ALLOW it to unfold.

The great thing about giving Spirit the heavy lifting is that the Higher Holy Spirit Self knows precisely where are all the false beliefs are and how to release them. As they are released, the pain lessens and the need to escape the pain disappears. Self-medication naturally falls away.

It’s not too late to join us in my 5 Day Challenge. There’s no cost. It’s my gift to you. I’m also going to share on this topic on the radio show today! Let’s really eliminate this degrading and painful behavior at the root cause so we never experience it again! Healing is happening now!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Ending Self-Medication

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!

It’s not too late to join us: There’s no charge to participate – if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who has this issue! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

End My Self-Sabotage
5 Day Challenge

MONDAY – FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH – 17TH

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

My gift to you – no cost – come join me!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

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

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

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

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

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

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Pain of Personal Sabotage

Friday, August 10th, 2018

No pain no gain is understandable in exercising. I’ve experienced the benefits of learning how to tell beneficial pain in a workout and pain that is a signal that there’s damage occurring.

When we’re having a spiritual workout – repatterning and recalibrating to a more loving life, there can seem to be the pain of going contrary to the ego’s thought patterns. That can seem excruciating on a mental and emotional level. I’ve experienced a lot of that.

I’m preparing for this 5 Day Challenge To End My Self-Sabotage and self-medication on Monday. This is a gift to anyone who would like to participate with us. I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal journey with self-medication and how deeply painful it was for me for so long.

I honestly never thought it would or could end. It seemed so much a part of who I was and how I lived. To me, it’s a miracle that all that is done.

I can remember times when I would feel so compelled to self-medicate, already feeling and knowing that it would take me to an even darker place than I was already in. I had so much self-judgment and yet I felt I couldn’t stop myself and I didn’t want to. I just felt this was the best choice I could find in that moment.

What a place to be.
I spent a lot of time there.

I’m continuously asking Spirit how I can be more helpful to people. Basically, I really don’t care that much about what I teach as long as it’s related to spiritual living. The topic doesn’t matter at all. I’ll share something and I’ll learn something and also receive a healing in the process. It’s always good for me.

So, it came to me about 2 weeks ago that it would be very helpful to people who are feeling the same sticky stuckness and that I used to feel about self-medication and self-sabotage.

Did you know that the purpose of self-sabotage is to slow down your spiritual growth? That’s right!

A lot of times, when I would feel most compulsive about self-medicating it was when I had just done something that was really high vibration. I couldn’t stand it. I felt I had to bring my vibration down, but I didn’t even know it.

That’s one of the reasons why I like to do longer retreats. It gives people an opportunity to maintain the higher vibration and recalibrate to a higher level. It really works! A lot of healing happens this way.

For me, studying spiritual principle, just talking about it and reading about it, that’s not healing. Information isn’t liberating, KNOWING the truth is.

Yesterday, I was at a yoga class and the teacher was saying that everybody has a lot of pain. I don’t anymore. I have issues I’m working on, but they’re not painful to me. I have minor frustrations and irritations. There are things that I wish were different, but there’s no pain around any of it. I am so grateful that all of the energy that I’ve put into looking within, working with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the angels and Ascended Masters has all paid off. 21 years of praying with prayer partners has brought so many breakthroughs.

We don’t have to suffer. Suffering is optional. We can release the causes of pain, for real! Let’s do everything we can to demonstrate this to the world and live a pain free life!

Are you in?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Life More Enjoyable

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s be peacekeepers! Are you willing?

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Negative Vows

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

In class yesterday we were talking about negative vows that we made in this life or a past life that we don’t even recall. Sometimes these ancient vows are still running in the background.

Example: someone who, perhaps, in a previous incarnation had taken a vow of poverty or chastity and it’s still operating in their life, unbeknownst to them!

I know that I was a Catholic ecclesiastic in many lifetimes. And many times had taken those vows that I now realize were ego vows of negativity because of the way I held them in my mind. I saw that they were still operating in my life and I prayed to release myself from all negative vows.

These negative vows can take many expressions and be like a software running in the background and taking up a lot of bandwidth that we don’t even have a conscious awareness of.

Sometimes our Higher Holy Spirit Self is trying to get our attention on these false beliefs and to address them – and we just don’t want to look at it, so we choose managing and coping instead.

I see this with many light workers, like myself. I used to have so many prosperity issues for decades and I finally healed them through active self-forgiveness.

Many have taken on the labeling and declarations of others such as:

You’re stupid, you’re an idiot, you’ll never amount to anything, you’re pathetic and more. We can take on these labels, and sometimes it’s almost like someone has cast a spell on us because we agree.

People tell me stories like this on a regular basis – “that runs in my family,” or “it’s all part of getting older.”

Someone asked me how I’d avoided having any significant illness and I said “I just don’t wish to agree to it.”

There’s so much that we take on that’s optional.
We don’t have to figure out how to release it.
We give it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and let Spirit do it.
Spirit knows the way.
Our willingness to give it away is the only thing that’s required!
Let’s go for it!

Write a note in the comments below – what vows or labels are you giving to the Spirit for healing?

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