Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

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?

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

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

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please 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: Healing the Past in the Present. 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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Let the Love Flow!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

What’s the greatest feeling in the world? For me, it’s when I can feel that my experience of Love is true, honest and full-on. It’s so wonderful when we ALLOW ourselves to simply Love someone without condition, without opinion, without control and manipulation. It’s thrilling to be able to offer a gift of Love and have ZERO attachments, and to feel that gift is fully accepted in the way it was intended. That’s a pure experience of Love connection.

Often in our relationships we feel that the connection is being lost, that we don’t understand Love, or we have a misguided idea of what Love is. So often we desire a truly loving, healed and holy relationship and just seems to elude us. What can we do?

One of the things I used to notice all the time was that I would feel either reluctant to express Love, or resistant to receive Love. Many of us have frequent experiences of feeling that Love has strings attached, or that someone is giving us something with conditions. If we truly desire to have healthy relationships and move out of co-dependency then it can feel icky to be in a conditional, giving to get relationship situation.

Our true nature is to BE the Love that is available to be expressed and revealed, felt and shared NOW. It can take getting used to, and it’s SO worth it!

I invite you to practice noticing when you feel a resistance or reluctance to be in the free flow of Love and to open your awareness to the highest choice that is available to you. This is how we transform the old patterns of history and ancestry and move into the fullest experience of Love that’s available to us NOW. It takes a willingness to have a new experience and not know exactly how it’s going to go NOW.

In this way, we learn to trust LOVE itself. We learn how to BE the Loving expression of our Divinity, NOW.

Love reboots the circuits and purifies the inner pathways. Gratitude opens the flow of good. Forgiveness opens the flow of prosperity.

Right now, let’s make the commitment to be willing to have a new experience every day – to cultivate a sense of security that comes from BEING our true selves, rather than being protective and defensive. I’m with you. Let’s do it together.

I’m grateful that I can have a new experience of Love and experience a healing. I share the benefits with all beings, so grateful to be One with ALL. That’s greatness!

I AM One with the One who Invented Love and so are you. Our story is a Love story!

If you’re aware that you feel resistance to Love – know that this is your opportunity to claim your healing. Claim it boldly for your Freedom. If you’re willing to let the resistance go – declare it in the comment section below and I’ll stand with you!

Are you wishing to share your gifts and talents with others, but don’t feel confident or qualified?

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.

My Radio Show episode from this past week was about Healing Abusive Relationships and it might be of interest to you. I’ve done a number of episodes of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on the topic of relationship, healing, faith and being miracle minded. (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

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.

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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No More Offense

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

I know I talk about this a lot, but it is one of the most important things I can ever share with anyone, and it’s this: Hold the faith for the people around you. Don’t give up on them.

I was talking about this in my Sacred Circle weekly call. On a regular basis I find that people around me will have breakdowns and be rude and unkind. The temptation would be to take it personally become offended and upset.

I used to take offense at everything – this always made me feel powerful – it gave me a way to transform my feelings of inadequacy by projecting them out onto others.

We live in a world where ALL upset is projection – it’s our interpretation that’s upsetting us – NOT what happened.

It’s FAR more healing and self-loving to hold the space for people who are behaving out of right alignment, and hold that they will come back into alignment on their own, rather than to try and chase them into it, or badger them.

When we’re going after people who’ve made errors of unkindness or blindness, and trying to get them to see, or harass them into apologizing, or taking responsibility, where is our focus? Our focus is on the error, and making it real. That just brings more of the same PLUS the upset.

ENOUGH!

I’ve learned 1000 times that holding the space for someone, seeing things as perfect, letting Spirit organize the healing, and affirming that it IS happening now, that’s the way. It works. It works SO beautifully, far beyond anything I could imagine. Why would I do it any differently?

This is what I call the Divine Experiment – holding the high watch, holding the ideal, the healed relationship in my mind and nothing else – energizing the answered prayer and allowing it to unfold. Placing it on the altar and leaving it there, so Spirit can do the healing.

It works, it works, it WORKS!

Prove this to yourself and you’ll be so grateful and forever changed. Change your mind and the miracle is happening – let the miracles happen! Now is the time for us to rise and shine!

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. 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.

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 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!

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: Ken Wapnick. 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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Letting Our Light Shine!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

If we don’t use our gifts and talents do we lose them? Or do they just lay dormant? Certainly we’ll be missing wonderful and fulfilling opportunities to be an authentic, inspiring and healing presence in the world if we don’t shine our light.

Why keep our light under a bushel?
We all have an interesting and unique relationship to our possessions, including our gifts and talents. In THE PATHWAY OF ROSES, Christian D. Larson wrote, “Every individual is entitled to all the riches of the spiritual kingdom, and in addition, to the possession of as many things … as he can possibly appreciate and use in the enrichment of all the realms of his own entire existence. But before he can secure all these things, he must cause his personal nature and his spiritual nature to live together as one … the first essential is to make the best use possible of everything that we may possess now.”

How do we cause our personal nature and our spiritual nature to live together as one? For me, it’s ALL about staying focused on making loving choices. When I’m focused on making loving choices I’m aligned with Spirit and I’m not judging, not creating difficulties for myself and others.

Today I choose to be willing to use what I have.

So many people want more, but they don’t appreciate and make use of what they have. Let’s all be willing to look at ourselves from a Divine perspective.

Think about things from a higher, spiritual perspective:

Would you be willing to give to someone more riches and rewards if they didn’t appreciate and make use of the ones they had? Wouldn’t that be a waste?

Do you have the ability to be kind? Do you have the ability to forgive? Are you a good listener? Do you have an opportunity to be generous or helpful? Go for it! Let’s use the opportunities we have to extend Love and make our life more fully loving! Let’s go for it!

Can you think of a gift or talent that you have that you’re letting lay dormant? What is it?

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

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. 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.

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 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!

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: Living the Light. 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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Healing Abusive Relationships

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

As we all know, relationship abuse can happen on various levels – emotionally, mentally, physically and verbally. Sometimes people are in relationships that are quite abusive and they don’t even realize it because their own sense of themselves is so diminished. Often, it just seems normal. Many times, it even seems deserved.

When we’re in a relationship that doesn’t feel supportive and fulfilling, we can give the relationship to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. We can call forth a holy relationship and move out of the abusive ego based relationship.

It does take real and focused willingness to break these patterns of abuse. I’ve worked with folks who couldn’t imagine life without their abuser. The connection is so strong and it’s definitely karmic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be transformed.

Therapists might tell you differently, but as a spiritual counselor working with spiritual methods, I’ve seen extraordinary and miraculous healing take place in relationships because one person is willing to hold the belief that a healing can happen.

It’s so worth it.

It can be intensely challenging to hold the vision of a healed relationship with no attachments to what it actually will look like. It can take great focus to not fall into victim patterns when it’s been your pattern for a lifetime, but Spirit will carry you there if you’re willing to break with the habits of the past.

Having witnessed so many miracles and participated in so many healings, I cannot say enough about how amazing Spirit is. Don’t give up before your miracle. It surely awaits you!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Healing Abusive Relationships

You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com.  You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! 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!

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. 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.

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 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!

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!

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Forgive to Feel Free

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Right now, in the United States, at the highest levels of government it seems like many of our leaders have moved to crazy town. That’s the appearance – but let’s not energize it, and let’s not make it REAL.

There are many who are challenged with conversations right now because what’s happening in our country is so extreme – I’m not even going to write down a list. So much is getting stirred up right now that people are angry, frightened, hurt, confused, and sad among other intense emotions.

It may seem like there’s not much we can do, but what we can do is what counts the most – we can forgive – we can surrender the judgments and opinions, the fears and the worries, all of it, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing on behalf of everyone! Yes!

A Course in Miracles tells us so clearly, “The sole responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself.”

What does that mean? It means our one responsibility in our entire life is to accept that this world as an illusion and a projection and everything that we think we hate is a projection of self-hatred. Every upset is really self-upset projected outwards.

When we can have compassion for those who seem to bother us we are having Self-compassion and that is the way out of the hell of worry and emotional suffering.

As people who Love the Light, we are here to be truly helpful and remember that everything in this world is an opportunity for us to Love ourselves free of any and all delusions and illusions and that is the one thing that everything is for. Let’s not make up stories about what things are for, let’s just accept what they are REALLY for and get on with it.

The time is now for waking up! Let’s give all the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW and learn to ALLOW the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide us.

If we focus on our one goal, the Spirit WILL show us the way. The Light of Love within us WILL light the way! It’s much easier than we think. We can learn through joy rather than suffering! Now is OUR time to hold the Light of LOVE for all humanity!

Less than 1 Month Away!
Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. 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.

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 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!

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!

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Freedom From Fear

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

One great thing about being on this path and actually doing the work of healing the mind, is that as you progress you can see the choice points. This means you create a lot less trouble for yourself. Which is SUCH a good feeling.

I can remember when I began to really get that my upset was caused by me and that I had the power to make another choice. I began to actively celebrate my decision to turn away from the thinking that was so painful and caused so much distress.

Deep down, I knew that I had the power to choose a higher thought.
Still, I continued to choose to affirm that life was happening to me and it wasn’t my fault.

I can remember feeling that thinking it was happening TO me rather than BY me was some how preferable. For a long, LONG time, I put so much energy into blaming others.

People often tell me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s because I don’t invest my energy in a lot of things that take up huge amounts of time.

So many have told me they’re plagued by a fear of not having enough time to live the life they’d like, but that’s a made up story. Instead, they’re investing their time and energy in things that are wasteful and draining of energy.

I used to binge watch tv SO OFTEN.
I did it to escape.
Now, I occasionally make a date with myself to enjoy a favorite program for a few hours, but I don’t feel like I’m wasting time. It feels fun and restful.

I don’t feel guilty afterwards.
It’s like having a big ice cream sundae.
If you do it in moderation, it’s a wonderful and enjoyable thing!

If you’re doing something you enjoy in a way that dulls your senses, in order to escape from the pain of this world, it’s delaying the healing due to overwhelm.

I’m so familiar with feeling afraid that I don’t have what it takes, and instead choosing to escape, and delay my healing due to overwhelm. Enough! That’s not helpful.

And that’s precisely why I’m offering this free class today!
I’ll share what’s helpful so we can break these patterns and live a life that’s fulfilling!

Freedom From Fear!

Register now and come join me LIVE on VIDEO and let’s join together to eliminate fear from our experience!

TODAY! FREE CLASS – Join me in my Freedom From Fear LIVE VIDEO class. This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register. Please come and bring your questions – invite a friend to join us. It’s FREE!

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

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

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Fear Buster

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Spiritual practice is a fear buster. It’s the only thing I know that really works and heals the root causes of fear. And yet, sometimes being worried and afraid feels so familiar that we cling to the habits of fear.

When we’re afraid all the time, we’re less likely to take risks and take chances, so we play small to play it “safe.” Playing it safe can also be extremely painful.

For a long time I thought that the time wasn’t right to take risks. I was waiting for things in the world to align. I thought I needed things to be different in the world before I could be successful.

One of the greatest learnings I’ve had is that Spirit always provides what’s needed for the highest and best to unfold. My job is to trust that and not second guess God.

It’s definitely a learning curve.

I’ve also learned that fear is optional. We can get used to living without fear as a motivator. We don’t have to frighten ourselves into doing things. In other words, we don’t have to berate ourselves and chastise ourselves in order to get things accomplished.

We can learn to be that loving parent that encourages and inspires.

I’d much rather inspire myself with a vision of Beauty and Love then motivate myself with a threat of lack and loss.

I encourage you to look at the reasons behind your choices. I wrote about this recently – the ends is in the means. If we’d like to have prosperous ends, we must employ the means for prosperity which are always going to be Love and gratitude, gratitude and Love!

Through the simple practices of Love and gratitude we bust up fear. Fear has no power. Love is the ONLY power and gratitude helps us to remember to choose Love!

I have a free class I’m offering on Thursday – Freedom From Fear – register now and join me LIVE on video!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Fear Buster

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

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

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Rejection

Monday, June 18th, 2018

I used to have a real problem with rejecting people. I would sense some kind of criticism or rejection coming my way and I’d try to beat the person to the punch, so to speak. I was playing an ego game of “I’ll reject you before you reject me.”

Like attracts like. And nothing changes unless someone decides to do something differently.

I started to experience a lot of healing in my life when I made the decision to shift that pattern. I decided to develop the patience to hold my tongue. It was very important to me and I really made up my mind to do it.

I put Spirit in charge of showing me all the opportunities to be patient and shift things. What I discovered was that in the time of being patient I could hear my heart’s call to be loving and compassionate.

I used to take offense SO easily. It was a big challenge for me not to go off like a rocket at the slightest provocation. I was deeply insecure, and that was the cause of my fear-based reactions, but I didn’t realize it.

I was SO defensive. And that was exhausting. Pretty quickly, it was obvious that it was just so much easier to live a life without rejecting others. Other people’s rejections became a point of compassion rather than me taking it personally.

Taking time for the pause. Being patient. Giving myself a chance to just BE with what was occurring allowed me to remember that I was much more interested in being loving than being right.

Now, I can feel that I was rejecting God’s Love.
Now, I know that it is my calling to extend Love.
All are called. We can answer this call every time it appears.

I learned to be grateful for the times when i got triggered because it brought my awareness to an opportunity to extend Love and change my life, which I surely did.

It seems overwhelming, but it’s really about only a few things:

Decide what’s most important to you and commit to it to the best of your ability in the moment.
Ask Spirit for assistance and guidance.
Follow the guidance you get.

This is how we transform our lives from being a giant pain in the butt to being a healing presence! It works!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents?
Would you like to inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 Trainings 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’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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

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Fear Undone

Friday, June 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

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

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

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

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

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

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Regret

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Do you ever feel under-appreciated? Do you think it’s because of what others are doing or not doing? I used to feel that way. And I used to let it eat up a bunch of my energy. I actually used to keep score and watch and wait to see if people would forget to appreciate me.

I would actually feel a deranged kind of victory if I “knew” they’d forget me and then they did. I got to be right about how wrong they were. I got to feel justified in my victim status.

I’d regret that I’d ever done anything nice for them in the first place. I’d resent that I’d wasted my energy. I kept cycling through this pattern for years. If only I’d realized that I was only doing things for others in order to get appreciation and recognition. No amount of outside recognition could complete me as long as I believed I was lacking.

Every time I did things to get appreciation I was affirming that I, of myself, wasn’t enough. I had to earn the Love and appreciation. The cure? Self-Love.

I knew I had gotten past that pattern of resentment when I helped to organize a HUGE event that was my idea and brought a great deal of benefit to many hundreds of people and was deeply healing and spectacular.

The whole event was my idea. I worked on it tirelessly. It was a major success.

And not one acknowledgement of me and my genius idea, my hard work, nothing, not even a mention of my name from the stage, from the ones who got the “credit.” And I was totally okay with that, because my reward was the healing that everyone had. I was completely fulfilled. Things were perfect, just as they were. I was filled with gratitude. I didn’t need anything more.

Have you ever felt taken advantage of? I used to feel that way a lot, and I haven’t felt that in a long time and I know why. No one can take advantage of me without my consent. I don’t give that consent anymore.

When I used to give of my time, energy, money, attention and affection in order to GET something then I used to feel taken advantage of. In actuality, I was manipulating people to try to get something from them. Like attracts like.

If you feel unappreciated then you’re probably giving in order to get something. It’s worth looking within to feel if you’re having any sense of resentment and ask “am I giving to get anything in return?” If you’re giving to get then you’re setting yourself up for upset.

Why set yourself up to be bothered? That’s not self-loving.

If you’d like others to be more loving toward you, be loving towards yourself.

I’ve learned that when I’m giving from the overflow of God’s bountiful goodness then I don’t need any recognition or appreciation. I’m giving because I have been given to. Being in the flow of Love is more than enough reward – it’s TRUE abundance!

A Course in Miracles tells us: “To have, give all to all.”

To have the consciousness of one who HAS, give love (which is all) to all. Don’t hold back Love and then you’ll feel the flow of Love in your life. Love is so much more enjoyable than resentment and regret. Flip the switch in your mind by loving yourself free of these limiting thoughts and habits. We have more important things to do with our energy and time! It’s time to shine!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & 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.

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

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

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

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Suicide

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

I learned yesterday that TV chef and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain killed himself yesterday. Seems like it was just the day before that fashion designer Kate Spade ended her life.

I have worked with many people who felt suicidal as well as with many people whose loved ones have taken their own lives and it is just about the most devastating thing I know of.

Inevitably, people who are “left behind” feel that there must have been something they could have done, should have known or must’ve missed. They feel intensely guilty that they didn’t or couldn’t do something to prevent the “waste” of life.

Others feel intensely wounded because they feel as though their connection with the person ought to have been enough for them to live for. They take it personally. They make the meaning of it that if they were more lovable their loved one would have had reason to live.

All of these interpretations are of the ego.

In my understanding based on all my many conversations with the loved ones of those who took their lives and with those who have contemplated taking their life, the reason for suicide is primarily one reason and one only: they feel that life is no longer worth living.

Often, the decision for death happens in a flash. People simply catch a glimpse of a life of misery without end or escape and choose to end their lives.

I remember some years ago L’Wren Scott, fashion designer, model and Mick Jagger girlfriend took her own life.

People so often think that their life would be worth living and so much better if only they were wealthy, famous, talented, or beautiful. It’s absolutely an illusion.

There’s really only one worthwhile reason to live this life, and it’s to grow in the ability to Love through being loving, extending Love, sharing Love and receiving Love.

If we’re not actively extending Love and receiving Love we’re going to feel out of sorts, and out of tune with the infinite. Fortunately, we can extend Love even if we’re all alone and bed ridden. We can be a profoundly loving and light filled presence right where we are, at any moment.

Suicide is no answer to the problem.
Forgiveness IS the answer to the problem.

I had a time when I felt very strongly that I would like to be able to leave this world and I would have done it if it weren’t for the people I love.

I’m so very glad and grateful that the Love of my family and friends was clear enough that I couldn’t make the choice to end my life. I’m so grateful for every part of my journey so far.

There are still times when the intensity of the density of this world discourages me, but I don’t stay there. For the last few years, every night before I go to bed, no matter what I pray and meditate. No matter if I’m falling asleep in the chair while I pray. I stay in my chair until I’m complete. I don’t go to bed without praying for you, me and everyone else. Every day.

I’ve had people take my Finding Freedom Bootcamp and tell me that afterwards they were no longer suicidal. The practices in that class wiped them clean of that level of despair.

I’ve had people I didn’t even know personally call me and tell me they wanted to kill themselves before their children came home from school that day. Self-forgiveness got them out of that mind set. It worked fast.

Self-forgiveness is the way out of most suffering. If you haven’t yet experienced my free How to Get Over It workshop then please, give it a go!

I strongly encourage you to please have a forgiveness party instead of a pity party. Please do it – if not for yourself, then for someone you Love. Be a support to them if it’s not for your own happiness and Freedom, do it for them.

Have a friend or two or three over, have a pot luck, order in some great take out, listen to the workshop and do the work right there together and share. Do it with your sister, your brother, your neighbor.

What a powerful gift you’ll give yourselves and it costs you nothing except the time, energy and food – and it can bring you a deep and lasting healing. It’s the best anti-inflammatory and the best anti-aging method there is!

Here’s what I absolutely know: Your life is worth living. You are a treasure to God and to me. Let’s live our destiny. Let’s do it together!

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

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

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Self-Sabotage

Friday, June 8th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Infinite Patience

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

On Tuesday this week, I got news from the hotel that we booked for the teaching events in August that they’d like to charge us an additional $25,000 for the meeting room. Of course, that’s a deal breaker. So, I’ve followed my intuition to find us a new venue, and I think I’ve found it, but it’s nowhere near the NY hotel we had before.

I don’t know why things happen the way they do. I only know that my guidance is to follow my intuition and trust. I am guided to have faith that I’m being guided and led and there’s not one thing to worry about. All is well.

I’ve found that by living and working this way, life is not stressful. I’ve learned that it’s a far more harmonious and happy life when I trust that EVERYTHING in this universe is working together for my good. Everything is organized and gently planned by one who’s only interest is my good.

I feel safe not because I’ve organized my world in a way that I feel insulated and protected, but because Love is my protector. I prefer to make choices from a loving heart.

I spent so many years investing my precious energy in anger and resentment. I learned a lot from that, and I don’t need to do that anymore. Done.

There’s a distinct difference between being patient and being passive. I’m not a particularly passive person, but I’ve learned the value of patience. With patience, I am demonstrating my trust in Spirit.

I hope to be able to announce the new plan tomorrow, and if that doesn’t happen, well, I’ll just keep trusting!

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

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

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Label

Friday, June 1st, 2018

I notice that the ego uses labeling as a method to help sort and separate who is good and who is bad. Labeling is placing a meaning on things. I notice that I have a thought from time to time, in reaction to seeing something that is done differently than the way I’d prefer it, and that thought goes something like this:

“Why is it so hard to …”

Why is it so hard to pick your clothes up off the floor?

Why is it so hard for you to just ask me what I’d like instead of thinking you know based on information from a year ago?

Why is it so hard to just tell me what you’d like?

Why is it so hard to just put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher?

… and on and on and on.

I realized that the whole purpose of asking those questions was to find the answer, which is always a label.

Why is it so hard to pick your cloths up off the floor? Because there’s something wrong with you.

Why is it so hard to just tell me what you’d like? Because you’re difficult.

Why is it so hard to just put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher? Because you just don’t care and you’re selfish.

… and on and on and on!

The questions I was asking weren’t helpful to my Spirit.
They were just an excuse to label things as a problem.

I’ve learned that labels are an ego tool for helping increase a sense of separation, and I don’t need that anymore. I’ve learned all that I can from feeling separate and I’m not interested in that anymore!

Are you aware of ways that you look for labels?

Let’s abandon the label making habits and extend compassion instead. It’s far more productive. In fact, it’s healing!

We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

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 The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

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. Registration information is coming soon!

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

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

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Miraculous Relationship Repair

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

I’ve experienced some extraordinary relationship healing in my life and I’m so very grateful. For me, there’s been nothing more upsetting to me than the difficulties in my relationships. They have challenged me to the core of my being. I’m so glad that I learned that this is precisely what relationships are for.

I’ve learned not to walk away from a difficult relationship.
I’ve learned to never give up on myself or anyone else.

Instead, I’ve come to absolutely know that the thing to do is to give it UP to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for miraculous healing. This method works, but that doesn’t make it easy. Whenever we’re triggered it’s challenging. Triggers help us to identify when it’s an opportunity to eliminate an old pain patterns

Relationship attachments can be like an alien parasite. It makes me think of the terrifying movie, Aliens with Sigourney Weaver (LOVE her!). Remember when the member of the crew was on the operating table and the alien exploded out of his belly? I went through a period where I was undoing the ego at such a rapid rate that I felt that I was pregnant with an alien baby terrorist that was trying to eat me alive from the inside.

It’s that feeling when the third chakra is going through such an intense cleansing. The third chakra, at the solar plexis, is all about our self-perception. When we’re perceiving ourselves as the ego, the small, selfish self, then it’s a constant battle with an inner terrorist. We’ll project it outward into ALL of our relationships and never feel self.

When we’re projecting it outward we’ll think someone else is the problem, but if we’re the one who is upset, it’s our thinking that is the problem. And that’s a GREAT thing and here’s why:

Wouldn’t you rather have your thought be the problem then thinking it’s YOU or THEM?
Thoughts aren’t people, they’re just thoughts.
How can we really be mad at a thought?
Thoughts have no power unless we choose to think them!
We have the power to decide not to think the thought that upsets us.
And we have the power to decide to let the Higher Holy Spirit Self take the errant thought out of our mind FOREVER.

Our willingness is required.
We choose the thoughts we think, whether we are aware of it or not.

When we’re willing to shift identification to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, then we can begin to see clearly what every relationship is for. Then, we can have holy relationships. It’s intensely challenging, but THANK GOD we don’t have to figure out HOW to make it all happen.

We only have to allow.

Now is the time we’re all learning about Self-Love – Self with a capital S. This is the curriculum, and we can delay, we can avoid, but we’ll still have to do the curriculum eventually. Let’s get to it! Heaven is at hand!

The best way to get to it is really focus on loving yourself IN all of your relationships.

If you’d like some relationship support – check out my A Course in Miracles radio show – there are SO MANY episodes on relationship! Act now, and you can have them all!

I also take relationship questions and offer counseling in my Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling calls. Try it for a month and ask me any question that you’d like.

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Rising Up From Despair

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

It’s very common for people to go through a period of despair on the way to rising up out of the ego’s quagmire. I certainly did. Despair is a systemic hopelessness.

When we believe many of the ego thoughts and move into a place of feeling that there’s no hope for us then despair is quick to follow. It feels natural, in a way.

If we believe the insanity of the ego we’ll feel trapped.
If we feel trapped without a way out, then we’re going to feel despair.

We can actually choose not just to be hopeful, but to be visionary. We can hold a vision of Love for our lives. Being willing to hold a vision can feel impossible when we’re hopeless. I get that.

We don’t have to have a vision of total transformation, but we can. We can just have a vision for small things that we enjoy to keep encouraging us.

Having a vision of even a small bit of happiness can make a huge difference in our life.

Spirit is such a powerful thing – and we can let it teach us how to heal the despair by giving it to Spirit for healing.

A willingness to be hopeful even about something small – like being hopeful about having your favorite ice cream or watching your favorite tv show can be transformative.

Energetically, being hopeful about ANYTHING can be life sustaining. I find it’s very helpful to ask for a sign that we’re on the right path!

We don’t have to live in despair, it’s a choice. We may not know how to find the choice, but Spirit does. Let’s give Spirit the heavy lifting of removing our despair and pointing the way. Let’s ask for a sign today!

Sometimes a cat video can really help lift our hearts. This is my favorite cat video – take a look – it’s only 2 minutes. Consider bookmarking it in your browser to watch when you’re feeling hopeless. May this precious cat’s experience be a blessing in your life.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Rising Up From Despair

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Sin

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

A couple of years ago I had one of those crazy travel days. It all started the day before when the Delta Airlines computer system went down – but I didn’t know it. Twenty years ago I would have called this situation a nightmare, but now I know it’s just part of my dream. I had 10 hours at Newark airport trying to get a flight to Atlanta. My original 8am flight was cancelled the day before when the whole Delta Airlines system went down, including their notification system, which didn’t notify me.

Oddly, when I checked in at the airport, they assumed that I knew my flight had been cancelled. Even though I was there at 6:30am, they checked me in for a flight that was leaving at 11:30am – 5 hours later, without mentioning to me that I was being put on a different flight than what I’d bought. Okay, that’s weird.

Somehow they didn’t think it was odd that I was showing up 5 hours early for my flight. My original flight was a 2 hour flight. They rebooked me through Cincinnati for a total travel time of 7 hours. I thought all this was pretty odd, but it was just the beginning.

10 hours after I had arrived at the airport on Tuesday I finally gave up trying to get on a flight that day. I had been bumped so many times and the current flight I was standby on had been delayed 3 times and was now delayed a full 5 hours. I had totally missed my two events that day.

When something like this happens, I could be upset. Many people around me were upset, but for me, it was just one of those days where I don’t know what anything is for. I’m trusting that the Higher Holy Spirit Self will let me know if I need to. We work on a need to know baiss.

Clearly, a lot of people were learning things. I was able to be helpful to a number of people who were upset. I was helpful simply by not being upset and being compassionate. I felt that, in a VERY real sense, I was there to hold the light. That’s why it was happening to me.

After having the whole day in the Delta section of Newark airport, I decided that was enough and I’d see if I could go to Atlanta the next day. I managed to get a flight, upgraded to 1st class, which was nice – or so I thought. Spirit had something else in mind.

I was seated next to a “born again,” “saved,” southern baptist christian. We ended up talking for 2 straight hours. We had some different perspectives on things and we talked about them.

He was very invested in his belief in sin, and I do not believe sin is a real thing.

He believed that making people feel guilty about their sins could possibly save them from sinning some more, and I feel that guilt only drives people to more painful beliefs and behaviors, i.e. more “sinning” and more guilt.

He believed that we can judge the people we Love and that it’s a necessary and good part of life. I know that Love and judgment are opposites and that judgment is always a cause of suffering.

We had a lot more differences in beliefs and understandings. It was a lively conversation. He really wanted to prove he was right, which I certainly understand.

I asked him if my brother had the right to sell me into slavery just because the bible said he did. And he said, “yes.” He started to really get into it with me about how if the bible said my brother had a right to sell me into slavery then that took precedent over any rights I had as a woman in the world today. He knew what he was saying was insane, but he was committed to being right and he didn’t have anywhere else to go.

Out of compassion, I didn’t need to point out that it was a pretty insane premise. He already knew he had stepped off the deep end.

I let him know that my main aspiration in the conversation was to support him in seeing that judging isn’t loving and “making” people feel guilty is not what Jesus taught.

He agreed that Jesus taught forgiveness.
Forgiveness and judgment are opposites.
Jesus taught us not to judge.
Judging leaves us feeling guilty.
Guilt and forgiveness are opposites.
Shaming people to motivate them is judging them and also trying to make them feel guilty.
Jesus taught us not to do that.
He taught us to forgive and to Love, no matter what.
Shaming people and loving people are opposites.

However, it’s not so easy to see these simple points if that’s not how you’re raised. Projection is perception. We see what we believe, not what’s actually there.

I began to feel that the reason I’d been delayed a day and switched to this flight was to sit next to this man and talk with him. You never know how the ripples that are caused by being compassionate will flow.

When we sat down, he’d been utterly convinced that judging was essential to living a moral life. By the end of our conversation, he could see that judging wasn’t loving and maybe it wasn’t the moral high ground, maybe forgiveness was. That was a REALLY big shift in only 2 hours. He really shifted his perspective and was willing to entertain that perhaps his shaming of friends and family to get them to stop being so darn sinful might not be the method that would best achieve his goals.

I didn’t make it my job to shift him. I can’t shift anyone but myself.

I did make it my response-ability to Love him and hold that he had the capacity to see the Truth that sets him free.

I could feel that he yearned for the Truth. People will settle for thinking they’re right and abandon the search for the Truth. I’ve done that. That’s an easy one because the Truth can seem hard to find when we aren’t interested in finding it.

Fortunately the Truth is written in our hearts and that doesn’t ever change. When we’re searching for the Truth we don’t have far to go. Phew! The kingdom is permanently located within.

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!

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Grief & Grieving with ACIM

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Human grief is something that many people don’t know much about. Those who experience it often don’t want to talk about it because it’s completely overwhelming. Many times we deny our feelings of grief and think it’s something else.

A Course in Miracles tells us all healing is at the level of the mind, but how does that help when our loved one has died? When we’ve lost the job we loved? When our friend no longer wants to be our friend? When our house is lost in a storm? When our marriage feels broken?

When there’s a great sense of loss, it can feel like we’re lost in time and space. It’s a time when we can feel acutely that we’ve lost connection with God, that we’re undeserving and the good that we had is now gone and it’s getting even worse than before.

A time of grief can feel like a time of hopelessness and aloneness. It can feel as though no one understands our pain. The constant reminder of our loss is inescapable and oppressive and yet, we often cling to it.

There’s a way out of the pain, the shock, the sense of hopelessness that is our grieving when there’s an intense sense of loss. One thing is to not make our feelings wrong or bad.

Our feelings are helpful in that they’re showing us the effect of our thinking. It may seem impossible not to dwell on the sense of loss. Don’t make that wrong. Self-compassion is the loving expression that can help us to move through our grief.

We CAN get to a point where we feel the loss without the pain. This is possible. I’ve seen it in my life when my loved ones have died. It can be SO difficult and yet, it’s still possible. Our willingness to let Spirit heal our heart is required. Just a little bit of willingness can go a long way.

Love is our healer. Our life is for loving. When a loved one “leaves” it can feel like we’ll never be the same – and we won’t, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy life again.

If you feel that you’re grieving, I am grateful to connect and pray with you today. I pray that I offer something in my radio show today that will support your moving out of the pain. You are loved.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Grief & Grieving with ACIM

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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Fear Reducer

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

I can remember when I would have shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves. I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly.

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

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

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

I understand that it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging, and from thinking thoughts that are untrue. It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world that frightens us. Yet, the truth is it is our opinions that are frightening us precisely because when we affirm our judgments and opinions we are affirming that we are the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, and in doing so we become the usurpers.

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can live with fear. I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves.

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

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them.

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

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

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

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

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

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

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!

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Not Playing Small Anymore

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

You gotta wanna see to be shown and sometimes it isn’t pretty. There’s no big or small in the All In All, each moment becomes a Divine access point of unprecedented creativity and this can be terrifying if we’re not really walking the talk.

It’s scary because I have access to ultimate creative power in the universe and if I’m still choosing to judge people, still criticizing, taking offense, gossiping and harboring resentment then I’m not safe. If I’m sending out attack thoughts, then I’ll KNOW that I can’t be trusted with a creative power that affects others. Of course I’ll play small in order to avoid hurting others.

If I’m talking trash in my mind, of course I’m going to sabotage myself and play small – I can’t be trusted to play in the big leagues. Using the power of positive thought, I might get things off the ground and start to fly, but, if, in my heart, I’m judging others and terrorizing them in my thoughts, then I won’t get far and might even crash and burn. It’s better to play small and stay small.

Not content to play small, I decided to study the laws of creation. I discovered that the judger always feels judged and the attacker always feels attacked. It’s unsafe the minute those voices start chattering.

Through prayer and consistent spiritual practice I’ve developed the desire to live without judgment. I decided to let the Holy Spirit Self dissolve my capacity to judge others.

Judge, judge, judging all the time kept me living a limited life and that’s not my life anymore. Love set me free to explore a very different kind of life. I’m finding Freedom has been my destiny all along. Freedom feels so good – I know I’ll never go back.

Now, it’s so much easier to be compassionate than it is to complain. Change didn’t happen overnight and it didn’t happen because I took a workshop or read a book. You gotta wanna.

I let myself deeply desire to remember my true identity and to feel free and joyful. I surrendered the doing of it to the Divine a hundred times a day. I made the commitment and that commitment made me available to the healing. I decided to prove God and see for myself. You gotta wanna see to be shown.

I’m not playing small anymore. I AM willing to be a Divine Access Point for God’s great Love. I choose Love and Love Chooses Me!

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Opening the Door to Prosperity

Monday, May 7th, 2018

I’ve learned that blame blocks prosperity. Eliminating blame has helped to eliminate debt in my life.
A Course in Miracles reminds us that our thought combined with belief is a power that can literally move mountains.

We can open the door to prosperity or we can close it – it’s our choice.

For a long time I really didn’t realize that my life was reflecting my belief system. Or more accurately, I didn’t realize that I was so attached to my thoughts of lack and limitation. I was experiencing so much lack and limitation and I was blaming others for it.

Imagine! I was blaming others for my circumstances even though I had been studying the Law of Cause & Effect for more than 15 years! It’s extraordinary how we can deceive ourselves when we’re intent on it.

I decided to take responsibility for my thinking, my emotions and my circumstances and that’s when things really began to change for me. That’s how I learned that resentment, retreat, hurt, jealousy, blame, and thoughts of revenge block prosperity. I got inspired to forgive and forgive and forgive!

Are you blaming anyone for your circumstances? Are you blaming anyone for how you feel? Are you blaming anyone for the limitations you’re experiencing? Would you like that to change? Would increasing your prosperity inspire you to stop the blaming, forgive and move on?

Living with lack and limitation is completely optional – you can change your experience – we all have the power to focus our attention on Love and open up the floodgates of prosperity!

Forgiveness is the way. If you’d like to have some forgiveness support you can register for my free How to Get Over It free forgiveness workshop.

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!

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