Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

Happiness

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Many people feel that they want to get some things from Spirit. We’d like improvements in our life. We’d like our prayers to be answered. We’d like Spirit to give us the things we think will make us happy. This is all completely understandable.

What about desiring to be fully released from all belief in sin? Is that on our list?

If you believed it were possible, would you ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to release you from the belief that you’ve made mistakes and sinned? Would you choose to remember you are already as holy as holy can be? Would you go for the highest possibility of healing that you can have?

Many times, people are wishing and hoping for the things that they think will make them happy when, in reality, they have no idea what will make them happy. They focus on what they think will make them happy as a way of not really looking at what will truly make them happy.

In my experience, the thing that makes me happy is cultivating the ability to be present to the presence of Love in my life, and having no other false gods before Love. Making Love the priority brings me Joy, and it certainly brings a great group of very different choices – all of which bring me healing from a belief in sin, lack, and limitation.

In a sense, we could say that the greatest sin is to believe that we’re sinners, less than perfect, and we deserve to be punished.

When we can give up thinking that we are being punished or we will be punished, we can let go of the habit of keeping sin alive. This benefits all. And, it brings great happiness.

We do our practice at the level of the mind, and all beings are lifted this day! #1 priority is forgiving ourselves for thinking we are sinners who are being punished. ENOUGH! We’re doing the forgiveness work for all humanity. This is ours to do!

Come jump start with me this weekend!

I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video and inviting you to join me!

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me THIS weekend in this free 3 part series on forgiveness and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free LIVE ONLINE VIDEO Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards relationships, happiness and healing as well as Self-Love check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

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Strength

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Last night in Masterful Living class we were talking about a quandary we’ve all experienced. We understand that change and healing can be simple. We get that spiritual practice can be clear and concise – and yet, we all have found that we’ve struggled, because it’s simple but not easy.

Simple but not easy. Okay, but WHY?

The short answer is “Because we’re attached to our point of view.”

Have you ever gotten SO upset because you were right about how wrong someone was? Or maybe you just were so attached to making someone see your perspective and admit they were wrong?

These are examples of the fact that we can see it’s simple to just let go and move on, and yet we cannot do it, and it seems SO HARD.

I used to be like a dog with a bone about EVERYTHING.

It was exhausting.

Now, I don’t wish to have that energetic anywhere in my life, and definitely not in my heart. Now, I’m a lover, not a fighter.

I’ve shifted because of releasing so many attachments. Giving up the attachments is a healing power and presence that we barely know exists!

It seems hard when we try to do it by ourselves.
It’s easy when we REALLY allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to transform it.

We give them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing, and we set ourselves free. A Course in Miracles tells us, Spirit will “undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions if we ALLOW it.” I’m big on allowing the healing.

When we feel weak and defensive, we’ve got strong attachments. The weakness and the defensiveness can feel so demoralizing and demeaning. It seems as though the fear and weakness feed on each other. Counting and polishing our grievances certainly escalates the issue.

In order to FEEL free, we must be willing to let go off our attachment to outcome. This usually requires Self-Love. Our Self-Love motivates us and supports us in letting go of the need to be right and make others wrong.

It takes strength and fortitude to be compassionate and caring. Therein lies the rub! To get to the compassionate caring heart we must be forgiving. Amen to that! Let’s end this year with tremendous healing, and forgive everything while we can, without delay! That’s what strength is for. Strength is for transforming our lives, because our hearts are fiercely compassionate.

Come jump start with me this weekend!

I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video and inviting you to join me!

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me NEXT weekend in this free 3-part series on forgiveness, and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free LIVE ONLINE VIDEO Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards relationships, happiness and healing as well as Self-Love check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Consistency

Monday, December 10th, 2018

For years I really struggled with being consistent. Like many of us, I was challenged to be consistently loving, kind, generous of heart, patient, and with keeping my agreements. I still make more agreements than I can keep, because I think things will be easier than they are.

In A Course in Miracles Manual for Teachers, it tells us about the characteristics of God’s teachers. God’s teachers are those who are teaching more about Love than about fear. The 10 Characteristics includes Honesty, which is #2 and that’s what Jesus describes as consistency.

When we’re consistent, we’re leading an honest life.

Now, that can feel like a burden in today’s world of so much intensity and complexity – however, here’s the way to move in that direction of honesty and consistency quite rapidly: Forgiveness.

When we commit to a practice of non-judgment and releasing judgment as our practice of forgiveness, then we’re being consistent about course-correction.

The way to heaven is through our willingness to have humility, and give to Spirit all of our judgments for healing. That is the path of forgiveness, and it’s deeply healing and transformative.

It also works SHOCKINGLY fast.

That’s why I have my boot camp class, and my yearlong classes, so that we can get a jump start, and/or we can stay focused on being consistent.

The goal is to consistently put our faith in Love instead of lack, attack and separation. When we keep our focus on that one goal, and consistently practice every day by getting up every time we fall down, then we’re doing it!

The healing begins to accelerate at such a rapid pace it’s exciting!

Come jump start with me this weekend!

I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video and inviting you to join me!

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me NEXT weekend in this free 3-part series on forgiveness, and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards Abundance, Prosperity and forgiveness, as well as relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Resistance

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

We all get the same lessons, and the same opportunities, again and again and again. Because I counsel so many people, I’m well aware that we’re all pretty much the same:

The conclusion we draw is that the repeating the same lesson so often is because we’re stupid. We’re idiots, morons, and fools and we “never learn,” and on and on.

These things aren’t true.
We’re not stupid.

We’re resistant.
We’re reluctant.

I used to feel hopeless and helpless because of the meaning I made of the constant mistakes and errors.

Like the world we live in, I couldn’t feel better unless I blamed someone, and I was the one to blame. Of course, others took some pretty ferocious heat, too. Often, I just felt like I wanted to burn everything down.

My sense of helplessness led me to feel destructive, self-destructive blaming and shaming, and then I’d just spiral down into a puddle of:

“I am fundamentally bad and not good.”

This darkest time of the year (here in the U.S.) was the worst time for me. I didn’t get depressed so much as I’d just get angry. A constant aggressive anger.

When I learned the power of forgiveness, it saved me. It absolutely truly saved me.

And that’s why when I found A Course in Miracles, which is the only spiritual teaching I’ve seen (besides the mystical teachings of the Ascended Masters of St. Germaine, and Jesus, and that group) that is focused around forgiveness.

Forgiveness IS the way out.

In my classes we focus on forgiveness in a particular way that we’ve found to be super-effective at quickly healing, and clearing, and releasing the past hurts and resentment. I call it TRUE forgiveness.

Forgiveness clears the reluctance and resistance.
Why? Because it erases the root cause of it.

Without true forgiveness, we’ll never fully feel free,
and we won’t fulfill our destiny.

Yesterday, I was taking my precious niece, Olivia, who is now a young lady about to graduate from college, on a night out in Manhattan.

I got tickets to a play that I thought she would really like. Olivia is a SUPER Harry Potter fan, and Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry in all the movies, is in a Broadway play called The Lifespan of A Fact. The tickets were $300. I’ve never paid $300 for theatre tickets in my life, but you do these things for the ones you love. Right? Yes!

You see, Olivia’s birthday is a week before Christmas and, like me with my Thanksgiving birthday, we get the short shrift, and I know what that’s like. So, I wished to make this birthday something extra special in a good way

Well, long story short, we missed the first third of the play. We were stuck in NJ waiting for a bus that was 40 minutes late. On top of that, a 35 minute ride took over an hour.

It’s a 90-minute play, and we missed the first 30 minutes. It’s a comedy in many ways, and the first third is where they set up all the laughs. So, I knew going in that we’d miss all the set-ups.

On the ride in, Olivia wasn’t very talkative, which was not what I hoped for. This was our opportunity to bond and connect.

But, I just let it all be.
I called upon the angels to support all of us, everyone in the bus and the driver, in all just being at Peace with was happening.

I couldn’t stop it, and I couldn’t make it go, and I didn’t wish to have any upset on top of missing the first third of the play. I didn’t need to forgive, because I wasn’t making it wrong. AND, I wasn’t particularly tempted.

I could have gone to old patterns of blame and upset. I could of blamed Olivia for scheduling herself at work so that we had to leave so late, and didn’t have time to have a nice dinner, too. That opportunity was definitely there, but I didn’t want to take it.

You see – I’m STILL having similar experiences to my past, but because I don’t make the same meaning of it, I don’t feel like a loser, and I don’t feel like I’m being punished by God.

I do not know what anything is for!!!! Lesson #25 (my exclamation points added)

Not knowing is my way out of hell, and I have taken it so many times, hell is a distant memory and not a place I dwell. Phew!

And this is the great relief that those who practice with us in Masterful Living. Over the course of the year, we can really make MAJOR headway in dissolving the resistance and finding the sense of Love and mastery that is so life-changing.

After the play – the 1 hour we got to see – which was REALLY good, btw – we went for a bite and we had a really nice 2-hour conversation, and we chatted all the way home. We really connected, and it was fun and good, and it was a great evening.

I know that happened because of forgiveness.
It could have really turned in to a big ugly nightmare of blame, and shame, and resentment that we would have nested in for the next 3 weeks before she goes back to school, but that wasn’t a possibility anymore.

AND, I got to demonstrate to her that I really Love her and the mature thing to do is to not judge and move on. Sweet!

Teach only Love for that is what we are at the super strong titanium center of our being!

Of course, I had to forgive myself for all the years of judge, judge, judging or I couldn’t have gotten there – it wouldn’t be possible.

I discovered that TRUE forgiveness is the way out of hell, and I am forever grateful, which is precisely why I decided to start sharing what I was learning. And now, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video, and inviting you to join me!

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me NEXT weekend in this free 3-part series on forgiveness, and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards Abundance, Prosperity and forgiveness, as well as relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Punishment

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

God doesn’t punish us. We perceive our challenges as punishment.

The ego is a punisher. Punishment is a function of separation thinking. We witness it again and again. When something really upsetting happens, we immediately look for whom to blame. That’s pure ego.

The ego loves to blame and point a finger. Spirit just loves to Love. Simple.

We live in a world where it seems like we’re being punished again and again, but it’s just not true. Our choices bring results. That’s cause and effect.

If I withhold Love, it will seem as though Love is being withheld from me.

If I attack, it will seem as though I am being attacked.

If I think poorly of myself, it will seem as though others think poorly of me.

It’s the way this world works.
We see what we believe.

I finally decided to be more loving and compassionate, simply because I felt better about everything when I was kinder and gentler.

It was selfish at first, but then I realized that extending Love brought great benefit, and I liked being a beneficial presence. I also liked being in the flow of Love.

I started to follow my bliss!
My bliss was loving my brothers and sisters, and accepting them as they were!
Who knew it could be so fulfilling?
God knew! LOL.

Of course, I had to forgive myself for all the years of judge, judge, judging.

Now I understand, in truth, we are all innocent and free!

I discovered that TRUE forgiveness is the way out of hell, and I am forever grateful, which is precisely why I decided to start sharing what I was learning and now, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video and inviting you to join me!

I can tell you that, as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me NEXT weekend in this free 3-part series on forgiveness, and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

Forgive & Be Free Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards Abundance, Prosperity and forgiveness, as well as relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Abundance Activation

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Abundance and relationships have a correlation that you might not recognize, but it’s there, and it’s worth paying attention to.

First, let me establish this about my understanding of Abundance:

Abundance is having plenty.
It’s not about hoarding or having more than we need, but always feeling that there’s plenty – which is a wonderful feeling.

Abundance comes from having a loving, immaculate heart.
We cannot FEEL abundant and withhold Love at the same time.

Abundance as a spiritual quality is about being in the FLOW of the All-Good.

It includes feeling like you’re in the flow of Love and Light which emanates from our heart to the world.

Abundance is directly tied to forgiveness.
Honestly, I find it difficult to imagine how anyone could actually feel abundant and be holding onto resentments, grudges and hurts. No matter how much wealth we might have, we still wouldn’t feel it’s enough. We wouldn’t experience that sense of PLENTY.

All relationships require forgiveness.

It makes sense, especially when you recognize that true forgiveness is letting go of the meaning you made of things. True forgiveness is letting go of interpreting what things mean. Isn’t that essential to having a healthy relationship?

When we’re in a healthy relationship, then we’re consistently letting go of the meaning our ego has made of things.

When we’re in a healthy relationship, we’re letting go of interpretations every single day.

every

single

day

Prosperity is about getting the ego out of our relationships so we can actually be happy.

And that’s why I’m offering my free forgiveness workshop series again!

Forgiveness really does increase your Abundance because it increases the flow of Love, and that also brings more Prosperity. I’ve proven it works.

Forgive & Be Free Workshop

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards Abundance, Prosperity and forgiveness, as well as relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Feelings

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

This weekend I’m in Maine at a training about the Enneagrams in relationships, which is quite interesting to me. (The enneagrams are a personality-typing system that’s spiritually based, and that I’ve found quite helpful.)

Listening to the others in my group share about their feelings and their relationship issues, I am reminded of how much things have changed for me. I am also reminded of how confusing I used to feel that relationships were.

I probably have spent a major portion of my life trying to figure out my own feelings and those of others. It has been a major investment of my time, energy and life-force. It is for most of us. I am so glad that the teachings of A Course in Miracles actually work. It’s a much faster path with far less frustration, but it does require a great willingness.

The leader of this training I’m in points at some of the mental patterns and suggests that we eliminate by noticing them and not choosing them – which is the ACIM way. However, when we work WITH Spirit and stop trying to go it alone, things improve so rapidly it’s astounding.

In this kind of training, there are people who are sharing their experiences and reminding me of how I used to feel so frustrated. I used to feel so hopeless that I could ever effect a change.

I would get triggered by something, and then feel emotionally dragged down an old familiar rabbit hole that I hated. It happened so many times, and so often, that it became an affirmation that there was something terribly wrong with me, and that I had no ability to control my life, or my feelings, or even what I said and did.

I’d “lose it.”

As children, when we lose self-control, the adults are supposed to be able to help us and teach us how to find “it” again – “it” being our center, our right mind. But, many times, they don’t. They’re not present enough in their right mind, and instead of helping us find our way back to center, they simply make us wrong.

I talk with so many people in Masterful Living classes – and it even came up this past week – who were told, as children that their emotions and upsets were wrong. As little precious children so many have been told:

Children are to be seen and not heard.
Stop crying, or Ill give you something to cry about.

Parents are overwhelmed. It’s completely understandable.
Adults who cannot handle their own emotions cannot handle a child who is freaking out.

We get taught that our emotions are wrong.
They’re bad.
They’re unhelpful.
They’re unwanted.

The big messages are:
FEELING IS BAD!
FEELING WILL GET YOU PUNISHED!
FEELING WILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE!
STOP FEELING … OR ELSE!

How can parents teach what they don’t know? It’s not fair to expect them to. And so, we must forgive.

When I was a kid I had long hair, as I do now, and I used to want to have my Mom braid my hair and help me to do things with it. She didn’t have that skill. I remember asking her to braid my hair when I was about 15. She tried to get out of it, warning me that she just wasn’t good at it, but I insisted. So, my Mom did as requested and, you know what? She was right. She wasn’t very good at it. That was when I finally got it. Don’t ask her to do something she’s not good at. It’s not a loving thing to do.

I say, don’t go to the hardware store for frozen yogurt because they don’t have it. (Although, I do think it would be a hot seller. Mostly guys who are working hard go to the hardware store, and they often like a snack.)

We must forgive our parents for not being able to help us with the things they don’t know about. WE are the generation that is turning the tide. We must forgive ALL, so that we can get on with the business of teaching only Love. There’s no more productive way.

One of the things that we’ve found so helpful in Masterful Living is to learn to feel our feelings. It takes real effort for most of us to allow ourselves to actually pause in the midst of things and feel what’s going on.

Our feelings indicate our thought patterns. Thoughts come before feelings. It may not seem like it, but our thoughts reflect our belief systems, and that’s what will determine how we interpret our life and what we think.

Someone can tell me I’m an idiot, but it won’t bother me if I don’t believe it. I won’t even remember that it happened if there’s no hook of belief.

I have carried feelings of shame about something I said or did for decades that no one else remembers.

I remember when I was about 27 years old, I went to a friend’s home, and they had just had made slipcovers for their couch. My friend had made them himself. I was a smoker then, and I accidentally dropped my cigarette on their sofa and burned a hole right through their brand new sofa. I felt so bad and ashamed for that. 20 years later I brought it up to them, and they had no memory of it at all. 20 years of feeling bad and ashamed, all of my own making.

Feelings are so helpful to us, but on our own, they’re overwhelming. That’s why I feel so compelled to support people in bringing these healing opportunities into our lives, and making it easy, attractive, appealing, and even fun to move through things fully and completely, so we can free up all that stuck energy. That’s what our programs are all about.

It takes motivation to make a change. For me, my motivation was misery and pain. I worked with that until I caught a spark of inspiration and began to see that I could really make a difference in my own life, and in the lives of my family and others.

One of my goals is to inspire people to do this inner healing work so they can do it more joyfully.

The purpose statement at the Power of Love Ministry is:

Our one goal is to support people who are actively interested in walking their talk, living the Love, and awakening so they can teach only Love and be truly helpful. We’re doing it together!

This year we’ve taken steps further along the path of offering more classes with more teachers and training Teachers, Ministers, Prayer Practitioners and Spiritual Counselors, and they are blooming and blossoming into POWERFUL light Workers with SO MUCH to offer and share.

This has always been a teaching ministry – to teach only Love and how to really live that. We are sharing what we’re learning and it’s spreading.

What I’ve come to see is that there are so many beautiful Light Workers who have felt hesitant because they don’t feel fully qualified, and they don’t feel fully capable and empowered to do the work they feel called to do.

Of course they feel hesitant if they still are holding onto shame, blame, resentment, regret, guilt, hurt and jealousy from the past.

I get it. For so many years I had a dream of being truly helpful, but I didn’t feel qualified or capable to really GO FOR IT. I didn’t feel worthy.

Now, I know why.
The unforgivness gets in the way.
How can we feel worthy of being the Light of the world when we’re harboring all this darkness?

Our spiritual practice and the work that we’re doing in Masterful Living (which is the foundation for all the trainings) dissolves and resolves that sense of unworthiness, so that people feel capable and qualified to share what they’re learning.

My prayer is that the expansion we’re planning for 2019 will be everything that Spirit intends for it to be, and that many, many more thousands of people will be inspired to truly live and practice the teachings of truth in A Course in Miracles.

My prayer is that my own awakening and our collective awakening is brought forth with more ease and grace. That we give up the resistance to Love and to being loving, and choose to demonstrate our true nature, which is perfect Love.

Together, we awaken one choice at a time.
Real people.
Real miracles.
Proving that God works in our lives and we are not alone.

It’s all about self-forgiveness. When we forgive ourselves we can let the past go and put all of our energy into expressing our true nature which is perfect Love.

And then, we can truly help all of our brothers and sisters, and most especially the children! By demonstrating and teaching only Love, all around us are inspired and uplifted to do things differently. This is why we so much family healing for those in Masterful Living classes.

We can each be a powerful beacon of Love and Light – this is what our calling is.
Everything is pre-installed.
We already have the Kingdom within.

Won’t you please consider being an ACTIVE part of this movement of the heart to shine the Light of Love for those who really wish to join this wave of global awakening?

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In my Masterful Living Course 2019 I share what I learned that shifted me out of being a complainer It’s s such a relief!  Registration for Masterful Living open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.  Don’t wait!  Avoid the rush – you’ll feel so much better when you know you have this wonderful healing program to look forward to!

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Reincarnation Perfection

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Over the years, I’ve had numerous conversations with people who really didn’t like having a human experience and couldn’t wait for it to be over, but weren’t going to take their own life. They experience a deep frustration with life, and aren’t enjoying it.

I can understand that. I recall having that “Stop the planet, I want to get off” feeling.

Yet, there’s another choice besides just feeling frustrated for the rest of our days.

To me, one of the coolest things in this human experience is that the Higher Holy Spirit Self will miraculously bring forth a healing transformation, if we allow it. All the consequences of any and all unloving choices can be undone, and we can feel joyful and grateful to have this human life.

Misery is always an option, but so are miracles.

In my understanding of the nature of this human experience, we’ve actually co-authored a script that has been gently planned by the Higher Holy Spirit Self and perfectly encoded with the expansion and healing that we desire most.

Nothing is happening TO us, it’s all being done BY us and THROUGH us.

The belief in punishment is so strong in the human race consciousness. My sense is that people misinterpret what karma really is, and they think of it as a system of rewards and punishments. But that’s pure ego thinking. There is no part of Spirit’s system that includes God-ordained punishment and rewards.

Instead of punishment and rewards, we get what we choose.
This may seem hard to believe, but if we are willing to really see the truth and feel it, we will.

Instead of focusing on what we don’t like, and the pain of what we’ve chosen in the past, let’s put our full attention on choosing what we’d really like to experience now. Let’s open up our mind to the highest possibilities of Love and Light, and be led by that guiding Light.

Here’s where, once again, we must forgive ourselves, truly forgive, in order to move onward and upward into the Light. It’s worth the investment of time and energy. Self-forgiveness is the gift we share with all beings!

Self-forgiveness breaks the cycle of reincarnation and brings us into the Atonement, which is the full recognition that there is no separation.

Reincarnation is our choice. We’re not made to experience this life. We choose it in order to learn, and we can always find the Joy in learning!

Now, I’m so glad to walk this path with you and share this life – I see and feel the Beauty and perfection, and it’s thrilling to discover it. Heaven is at hand now!

In my Masterful Living Course 2019 I share what I learned that shifted me out of being a complainer. It’s s such a relief! Registration for Masterful Living open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now. Don’t wait! Avoid the rush – you’ll feel so much better when you know you have this wonderful healing program to look forward to!

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In Case of Emergency

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Having a strong spiritual practice to lean into when there’s an emergency makes a difference beyond anything we can comprehend. When the tough stuff of life happens, being able to NOT take it personally, and NOT get triggered into victim consciousness, is a great relief.

It can seem hard to imagine, but we really can go from feeling like life is happening to us and we’re being punished, to seeing that everything is happening for us. Everything is working for our benefit, and we can train our mind to see that – to see what’s actually true, instead of the repeating patterns of negativity and separation.

It’s difficult to believe, but as A Course in Miracles says, we don’t actually see what’s there, what’s true, what’s real. Instead we see what we want to see. We can have strong resistance tot he idea that everything is just as we wish it to be.

Why would we wish for a loved one to die? A flood? Hurricane? Earthquake? Bankruptcy? Cancer?

And yet, all of these traumatic events can bring so much relief, healing and benefit if we are willing to see that all things work together for our good and there are no exceptions at all.

Opening our mind to the true and lasting healing is such a beautiful shift in consciousness. We can learn to see with new eyes and true eyes.

If you’re going through an emergency, you may find what I share on my radio show today helpful! I hope so!

My intention is to make clear, that we can use the challenges to help us rise in the Light!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  my topic is In Case of Emergency.  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!

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call  to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you, right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Guidance

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Consider this – for years and years, I would pray for guidance and not follow it. Ugh. Can you relate?

I used to feel like such an idiot.
Imagine asking Spirit to give you a gift of insight and healing,
and then you don’t like the color it comes in, so you reject it.

That was me.
For a very long time.

This is one of the most valuable ways I learned that NOT following guidance was self-sabotage, and following guidance is Self-Love.

I also learned the value of self-forgiveness, because I had to forgive myself for what seemed like a waste of many years that I could have been happier, more fulfilled, more loving, more kind … more everything good.

Through my experience, I learned so much and now I get to share it, and so there’s been no waste.  I’ve taken everything I learned and put it into what I share.

God’s Amazing Grace has blessed me – all things work together for my good, and our good, and there isn’t one exception – exceptions aren’t even possible!

Now, because of my learning, I follow my guidance, even when it doesn’t make sense to me, and even when it’s not convenient.  (OK not about everything. Sometimes I just really, really would like to watch another episode on Netflix!)

I’ve learned that what really doesn’t make sense is to NOT follow the guidance.

For years, I’ve been doing research about how to heal the mind faster, let go of the past with more ease and speed, and how to be the very best teacher and counselor I can be.  And, my intuition has been my guide.  I could never have figured this stuff out.  I had to have Spirit show me.

First, my counseling clients taught me SO MUCH.  Sitting with them and really listening with a heart filled with Love for them, inviting Spirit to guide me, I learned a tremendous amount about the way the ego-intellect works, and the way that Spirit works in our hearts.   I couldn’t have learned it any other way.  You can’t get it from a book.

Practical experience is a great teacher – and direct insight is the best teacher!

Working with so many people in my classes, I’ve learned even more about how to be more clear, and how to really support people in ways that are profoundly life-changing.  I’m consistently blown away by how much people change their lives and their relationships.  I’m often surprised at the physical healing people have.

Chronic issues of physical, emotional, and mental pain are healed in miraculous ways by people who didn’t believe it was possible for them!

This is the promise of these A Course in Miracles teachings, and we’re proving that it’s true.

I’ve had the perfect research lab.
It’s not enough to listen to guidance,
we have to follow it to have the breakthrough

When people prove it for themselves, they never feel the same way about life again. They now know that Spirit is with them, always WITH them and always FOR them, and they can choose the healing or not.

There’s just no going back from that place of awakening awareness.

Knowing is SO different than believing.

And now, the Power of Love Ministry is so much more than just me. We’ve really grown. Our programs are so much more comprehensive than they’ve ever been before, so that people are growing and responding faster than before – because of the extra support.

And, we’d like to expand that to more and more free programs in 2019,
to reach more people around the world,
and inspire them to join us and become more involved in this miraculous community.

And, we’d like your support,
as well as your increased participation.

We’re laying the groundwork now for new free programs next year to support more people in community.

So, I’m asking you to please consider making your own contribution, if you’re not already.

You can make a 1-time donation, or you can make a monthly commitment to support which helps us to plan and budget.

We’re also looking for people who would be willing to make a larger contribution that could be part of our matching program. Last year, we had several people donate a total of $25,000 and we were able to raise another $25,000 to match it. This enabled so much that we’ve been able to expand into this year.

We’re seeing the tangible results of the expansion. Won’t you please consider being a part of this movement of the heart, to shine the Light of Love for those who really wish to join this wave of global awakening?

If you’d like to be part of this Shine the Light Matching Campaign please write to me at Admin@JenniferHadley.com.

If you’d like to make a 1-time donation, or a monthly supporting contribution, click this link now:

Click here now to contribute your support!

You can be a more integral part of this expanding consciousness community!  Your support makes it possible for us to offer to a global audience and share these beautiful teachings with people who wouldn’t otherwise find them.

We bless each other and we bless the world!
We are a community of people who are becoming truly miracle-minded, and that IS miraculous!
Thank you for sharing and caring!

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call  to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you, right now.

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Releasing Old Victim Patterns

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Old hidden patterns come up for healing when we have holiday times and family times. Yesterday, I noticed there was some energy of things coming up for healing, and other friends felt it too. The moon went full yesterday, and that is a time for releasing what doesn’t serve and harvesting the learning!

Do you have a repetitive cycle of being a victim in some way? A lot of people do. Do you ever have fantasies of being a victim? Have you ever let people take advantage of you, just so you could make them feel guilty and bad about it afterwards? These are some crazy patterns we get to deal with in our Earth experience! No wonder it can feel so intense.

All those victim stories and victim mind trips take up a huge amount of energy. It’s a bit like the criminal mastermind who works so hard to find a way to steal, cheat, and lie to get money, when they could apply that same genius capacity to creating something wonderful and achieving abundance that way. These are the crazy negative patterns that suck the life out of our life.

A single belief is the foundation for a myriad of negative thoughts. It’s as though the belief is a host for a bunch of spiders building negative web patterns that are very sticky in our mind. Let’s give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the heavy lifting.

What’s SO valuable is to recognize them and interrupt them. As much as possible
Interrupting these patterns is a BIG part of healing them.

When we interrupt the pattern, rather than investing in it, as usual, we begin to see that we are not the pattern.

The victim pattern isn’t part of us, no pattern is. The pattern has no power or volition until we invest our belief in it.

There aren’t any REAL benefits to being a victim, but it can seem like there are. That might seem crazy, but next time you feel the victim story running in your mind, the next time you start fantasizing about being a victim in some way, shape, or form, ask yourself what the value of that is to you. Ask yourself, what is the perceived benefit? Is the benefit that being a victim seems to offer really the thing that motivates you?

Interrupting these patterns makes such a difference in our lives!

You can do it when you give the heavy lifting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self! You make the decision to interrupt the pattern of victimhood and then, when the opportunities come, be willing to choose what’s unfamiliar. No one else can do it for you, but all of life does it WITH you when you say YES! Why not decide now?

Our decision to be our true Self, rather than acting like a victim, makes a real difference. Hold to the decision, Partner UP, and be willing to practice. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can release the patterns of a life time!

I share what I learned that shifted me out of victim patterns in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

My gift to you: I offered a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class which is available on replay right now. Be a support to your family this year like never before! Grab my free class!

Family Forgiveness

Click here now to register and get the download so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they too can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me. Register now and let’s heal together!

THIS WEEK’S RADIO SHOW topic was Family Holiday Survival Guide.  You can click here to get the download and the transcript for 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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Life Purpose

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Life feels so much more aligned and balanced when we know what our life purpose is.  Once we know we can fulfill it, and that’s a great feeling.

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have an extraordinary life purpose.  Admittedly, not everyone has been present with themselves enough to know what their purpose is.

Some have a clear understanding of their purpose and reject it flatly, over and over again.  Others dance around it.  Can anyone can be truly happy unless they are on the path to fulfilling their Divine Purpose?

Even those who have no clear idea of their purpose know that deep fulfillment is in the living of that purpose.

A Course in Miracles has a beautiful prayer for Life Purpose:

I am here only to be truly helpful.  
I am here to represent Him Who sent me. 
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, 
because He Who sent me will direct me.  
I am content to be wherever He wishes, 
knowing He goes there with me. 
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.

For many years, I either ran from, or simply turned my attention away from, what I knew to be my purpose. I was being called to be a minister, to study our God nature, and the spiritual laws and principles and to walk in them. Initially, I had associated my vocation with a loftiness and an arduousness that made it seem far from my reach.

I thought I had to be flawless.  I thought I had to live a life of extreme holiness, and that felt completely unattainable to me.

Fortunately, in my desire to know and understand the spiritual nature of life, I discovered that there was no part of the Divine that expected me to be anything other than I was.  There was no great opinion holder in the sky judging me.

Instead, there is an Infinite source of Love, encouragement and support responding in every moment.  I don’t have to be a saint or live without falling down.  I only have to pick myself up with as much Love as I can muster every time I fall.  I only have to keep my attention on what I desire most: Love, Beauty and Wisdom.

The miracle of Divine Law and Infinite Grace is that it is always seeking me. I don’t even have to think about it anymore.  It no longer requires major effort, because it’s not far away.  Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, I’ve discovered that I’ve had the power all along.  And, just as quickly, I am home in the Love of God.

Today I treasure the inspired words of the wonderful mystic, Christian D. Larson, who writes in his powerful classic The Pathway of Roses , “The lilies of the field are all that beautiful lilies can possibly be, and they depend wholly upon the powers divine that are within them.  Accordingly, they are an inspiration to all the world.” 

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  And, you can book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done my Masterful Living Course and been a part of the community for years – they can answer any and all of your questions, free of charge, now!

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

My gift to you:  I offered a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class which is available on replay right now.  Be a support to your family this year like never before!  Grab my free class!

Family Forgiveness

Click here now to register and get the download so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class?  Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances.  Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships. Register now and let’s heal together!

THIS WEEK’S RADIO SHOW topic was Family Holiday Survival Guide.  You can click here to get the download and the transcript for 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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Angels

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Tomorrow is the biggest travel day all year for people in the United States. Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday propels people all over America to come together with loved ones for this non-religious holiday.

As one who travels a lot with long plane rides, long drives in the car, and lots of trips to stay with others in their homes all over the world, what I’ve learned is that it’s much more pleasant when we take the angels with us.

Some people think that I’m a bit wack-a-do to discuss the angels, but some of my favorite parts in A Course in Miracles are referring to angels.

“Around you angels hover lovingly,
to keep away all darkened thoughts of sin,
and keep the light where it has entered in.
Your footprints lighten up the world,
for where you walk forgiveness gladly goes with you.” T-26.IX.7.

We’re all entitled to angel companions, they’re always around us.  Ask and ye shall receive!

Send the angels ahead of you to make the way clear in traffic, in your family, in a hotel. I do it all the time. Fill the places you go – and even the traffic – with prayers for ease and grace.

Remember, as you travel, the brother or sister you might encounter on the road may be going through a very tough time. Many people seem to make their transition around this time of year.

Some people may be having the first Thanksgiving without their mom, dad, husband, wife, child or other loved one.  For many, that’s a really difficult thing to go through.

Via con Dios!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

My gift to you: I offered a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class, which is available on replay right now.  Be a support to your family this year like never before! Grab my free class!

Family Forgiveness

Click here now to register and get the download so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class?  Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances.  Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday.  Register now and let’s heal together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  my topic is Family Holiday Survival Guide.  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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Anger Free Living

Monday, November 19th, 2018

I would never have believed that I wouldn’t be angry a lot of the time. I really just thought that I was an angry person. Some people are happy, some people are sad, and I was angry.

I felt like I was hostile by nature, but ‘taint so!

Until I proved it to myself, it was impossible to imagine that we have the ability to heal all of our own anger and hurt. Many people I’ve met don’t actually wish to heal the pain. It’s not the majority of folks I meet, but still, there’s quite a few.

In fact, if we’re still dragging around the same old painful baggage, we can ask ourselves, why we wouldn’t wish to heal all our pain? There may be a legitimate reason (in the logic of the ego).

There have been many times in my life – too many to count – when I made a choice to feel pain, to be in pain, to be miserable and unhappy for misguided reasons. The ego talks us into righteous suffering. Suffering for a cause. As though suffering ever improved anything!

Ego talks us into being a martyr, as though there’s some benefit to being unhappy and losing out. Insanity!

Ego talks us into thinking we can punish others by being miserable. It’s as though we can make others suffer by drinking poison. It just doesn’t work. More insanity!

Ego also talks us into believing that we can’t do any better, and that being angry and resentful is our only choice. And yet, deep down, most of us know it’s not true. It’s he craziest thing in this world!

It’s almost as if we DESERVE to be unhappy.

By being willing to be loving and compassionate, to drop all judgments, to have holy relationships, we can actually heal all the pain there is in the world. That might seem impossible, but it’s actually the only way it will happen.

We have the power. And, it’s up to us to choose it.

I’ve learned that it’s SO much easier when we do it together than when we do it on our own. There really is strength in numbers. It’s spiritual strength that comes from being the two or more gathered in the name of Love.

Each one who makes the choice for love makes it easier for the next one. Are you willing to make it easier for the next one?

I particularly see this in our Masterful Living community. People who are healing their life, their heart and their mind, turn right around help the person who comes in after them. It’s so beautiful to see. It’s a real community of like-minded souls who are rising up together.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of the anger and hurt in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call  to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you, right now.

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Family Healing

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

I’ve shared a lot about how much my mother’s journey with terminal illness helped me to really LIVE A Course in Miracles. It was the incentive that changed my life.

I used the holidays, such as Thanksgiving, to accelerate our family’s healing, too. I’ve shared, many times, that I’ve had so many of my birthdays on Thanksgiving Day, or the day before, the day after, and all around the holiday.

I’ve had my family eat my birthday cake without me – when I was just in the next room, they didn’t even bother to call me to join them as they ate my cake. Yes, it’s true.

I’ve had my best friends in the whole world not wish me a happy birthday and completely forget it was my birthday.

I’ve organized things to celebrate my birthday with friends and with family, on different occasions, and everyone bailed on me.

And, I’ve learned to get over it all.

I’ve also ruined many a family holiday because I got triggered, and got so angry that I just destroyed any possibility of a good time. I’ve even done it when everyone came to my house and I cooked the meal.

I used to feel as though I got so triggered, so intensely and so frequently, that there was no hope for me to have good relationships. It seemed perfectly impossible to me. I really felt hopeless.

But, I learned that I wasn’t helpless.
I learned to do what I now call PARTNERING UP.
I learned to pray, effectively and with great sincerity, and prayers work.

Prayers REALLY work, but you do have to pray effectively, and then be willing to accept the answered prayer.

For example, when my precious Mom was so sick, I prayed to release all blocks to Love between us so that we could be completely in the flow of Love before she left this world. I was so intent on it.

Spirit gave me the opportunity to go to Maine to visit my parents many times in the last years of my Mom’s life, and to spend more time with her.

On one visit, it was planned that I would go for two weeks to take my Mom to her radiation treatments. The drive alone was a three-hour round trip from the island where my parents lived and the hospital. It took more than four hours to do the whole trip, and it was winter time, so we often took longer because of snow and ice.

My mother had about a month of treatments, so I took the middle two weeks, to spare my father having to do all the driving.

It was a gray, wintry bleak time, but I found stand up comedy, and audio books, and things that I thought my Mom and I could enjoy together and listen to.

During those two weeks, I had made a commitment to myself that I wasn’t going to judge my mother for anything, no matter what. I was going to completely Love and accept her. This was my big opportunity to have healing.

There were times when I’d have to go into the bedroom, shut the door, and get down on my knees to pray to release all judgments.

This is when I learned that Higher Holy Spirit Self really would take the thoughts out of my mind, if I was sincerely wishing to let them go. I had so much mental healing in that time.

I prayed, and prayed, and prayed to give up the need to be right. I prayed to release every trigger and every unhealed resentment and regret.

I didn’t realize it then, but now I know that I punished my Mom for tolerating a lot of my anger and upset. I felt so guilty for being mean to her and saying mean things.

That guilt turned into fear and frustration that I couldn’t find a way out. If she had pushed back, and been able to help me with it more, that would have been great – but that was not my path of learning.

I see, now, that everything I learned I get to share in my classes and help people with it step-by-step because I had to learn to rely on Spirit to show me. I had to really focus, and pay attention, and learn the way out.

I had to give up all blame in order to get out.
I had to rely up on Spirit, and find my way into my loving heart, because Love is the only healer and the only way out.

It felt so impossible to me, but I couldn’t bear the pain of failure anymore. I had to believe that Spirit would lead me. I had to learn to trust in God, rather than my own opinions and perceptions.

In that two weeks of radiation treatments, I focused on total acceptance and Love of my mother. I put everything I had into releasing the judgments and seeing with God’s Eyes.

I practiced being the one who went first with Love, and I prayed, and prayed, and prayed.

At the end of the visit, I was leaving to go back home to Los Angeles, my mother said she thought this was the nicest visit we ever had.

We spent 2 weeks of driving half the day back and forth to radiation treatments in the cold winter snow and mess, and it was the nicest visit we ever had. Why? Because I focused on eliminating the blocks to Love and just loved without attachment.

It brings tears to my eyes, still, because I still have a little bit of sadness for all of the opportunities to be loving that I missed.

But I don’t look back, except to continue to harvest the Wisdom and move forward with more Love, and more Love, and more Love.

We can all be the fulcrum point of healing in our family.
We can all rely upon the Spirit for our healing.
We can all practice nonjudgment.

It requires no longer giving Love and acceptance in order to get anything back. We must give without attachment.

No need for recognition or appreciation.
We give Love because it’s our Divine Opportunity to be our true self and be truly helpful.

It all gets so much easier to practice when we forgive ourselves for our debts and our trespasses.

I had to forgive myself for all the things I felt guilty about, so I was no longer feeling horrible about myself. Self-forgiveness is the only way.

And that’s why I offer my Forgiveness Letter tool.
Please get it and use it. It only works if you do it.

Click here to get my Family Forgiveness class – it’s my gift to you to support your family.

No matter how far gone things may seem in our relationships, Spirit knows the way back to Love, if we’re willing, and even if we’ve never been there.

If we’re willing, Spirit will show us the way.

I share what I learned in my Masterful Living Course 2019 registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call  to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you, right now.

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Getting Out From Under Guilt

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

The worst thing you can possibly do is not vote in this election. Just kidding. I don’t wish to lay a guilt trip on anyone, but I do wish to share that, underneath all the anger and upset, it’s pretty exciting what’s happening in this election that culminates today.

Approximately 550 schoolteachers are running for local office.
People from all kinds of professions – not politicians – are running for office for the very first time.

They’re inspired to make a difference, and I admire their courage and tenacity!

These people are regular folks, like us, who are inspired to make their communities a better place! I am inspired to support them and help get out the vote.

Today I’ll be driving local college students to the polls so they can vote.

Who can you call or text to get out the vote?
You might not think it matters, but people really respond to encouragement from others, and it inspires them to vote, too!

Today, on my radio show I’m sharing about getting out from under guilt. In Masterful Living we’ve been really discovering all kinds of hidden guilt that’s like a background noise in our mind.

It helps to remember that the guilt isn’t actually real. It’s a manifestation of a belief that we’re bad and wrong for having left God’s perfect Love, and that we deserve to be punished. All guilt is a manifestation of this belief.

You’d be surprised at how much energy is being siphoned off by ego patterns that seem to be running in the background. Add them all up, and they are draining off people’s capacities to have healthy relationships, bodies, finances and much more.

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people can transform their life through doing this work.

Consider this:

Imagine how much better you’d feel about every moment of every day if you could live the deep desire of your heart, and really see it come to manifestation. Now, consider how much better you’d feel about your life if you could eliminate your top couple of challenges. Alright, now, imagine that you could do both– manifest your deep desire AND eliminate some top challenges.

Just imagine how different you would feel about everything, how much more at Peace your body would feel. I’m really inviting you to feel it. Feel your vibration shift – it will make you more magnetic in attracting what’s needed for these shifts. Cultivate that feeling! It costs you nothing.

This is the kind of miraculous shift that we bring forth in Masterful Living. No matter where you are starting from, you can have miraculous results.

Real people.
Real miracles.
Real relief from guilt.

Healing these hidden patterns of lack, attack, shame and guilt are just part of what I share in my year-long Masterful Living Course. Clearing out these old false belief patterns is what we focus on in Masterful Living, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family, so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Getting Out From Under Guilt. 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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Forgiveness Breaks the Pattern of Lack

Monday, November 5th, 2018

In Masterful Living this year, we’ve been looking at our spiritual relationship with money and Abundance. We’re looking deeply into patterns of lack and limitation. It’s been so liberating, and we’re having a lot of aha’s.

I talk about having an awareness of your spiritual budget. I have found this really helpful to me in shifting my mind and experiencing more happiness. It also has had an affect on my Abundance and Prosperity.

There was a time when I was deficit spending in my finances, and there was also a time I was deficit spending in terms of my happiness. It was a repeating pattern that kept pulling me down, in so many ways.

What I realized was that, the way to shift things, and to do it quickly, is to increase the positive and decreases the negative – work it from both sides.

Many people think that the answer to debt is simply to earn more money or to cut expenses. What I’ve definitely proven is that shifting my mind from a focus on lack and limitation, to a focus on gratitude and Love, was the most effective change for me to activate my Abundance.

I’ve learned that doing my forgiveness work, and really looking deeply at the root causes of my resentments and regrets while doing the self-forgiveness healing work, has done FAR MORE to activate and increase the flow of Prosperity in my life than just earning more money or cutting expenses ever did.

I had the experience of running up a lot of debt and carrying it for a number of years – and then, through my active spiritual practice I attracted opportunities to earn much more money, and I quickly paid off much of my debt – only to have it return. I found myself with even more debt.

This taught me that the answer wasn’t in the world – I learned it for REAL, and so that led to my gratitude. I prayed for the answer and it came in the form of Clarity, insight and Divine Guidance.

I did the deep forgiveness work – starting with myself, then forgiving others, and then I was led out of the wilderness of my debt.

I had avoided looking within because I was afraid of what I’d see. I preferred to blame others for my problems. Through my practice of prayer, I finally became willing to develop a greater spiritual maturity, and I found myself truly desiring to forgive EVERYTHING.

I began to get on a roll and build some real momentum. And, that’s what my classes are about now. I like creating a safe space with lots of support, where those who are willing can work in group and develop the inner fortitude to do the deep healing work, and build the momentum of growing from breakthrough to breakthrough, and from glory to greater glory.

I feel so blessed, now, to support those who would like to do as I’ve done. Together, we dive deep and fly high,  on an ever-increasing upward spiral of God’s Omnipresent Goodness. I feel so blessed.

I know, for a fact, that forgiveness leads to all kinds of good, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship and financial healing – and so much more. That’s why this work is never boring or tiresome. It’s actually AMAZING, because it’s always about returning to the unprecedented.

Being able to heal with ease and grace is an expression of Prosperity.

Being able to receive Love and the ALL good of life is part of the experience of Abundance.

Forgiveness unlocks the limits of Prosperity and Abundance because it unlocks the patterns of lack and limitation.

So much healing is available to us when we stop blocking the flow with regrets and resentments.

Together, we’re activating our Abundance – we’re going for it! Join me on Wednesday for this free class on Family Forgiveness!

My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Faith

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Have you ever felt a lingering despair or dread? I have. It felt like being squeezed in a box I couldn’t find a way out of. The feelings of despair and dread are so pervasive precisely BECAUSE we are so utterly convinced there’s no way out.

Depression is a lot like that.

So many things can seem to cause it– illness, divorce, financial devastation, addiction, loss of a job or a loved one. There is a long list of things, big and small, that can set us marching down a long winding staircase to darkness.

I’m glad for my experiences, now, and I’ve learned so much. I was talking with a new friend this week, someone who doesn’t know me in this context, as a spiritual student. (I’m working to help get out the vote, and support people in getting to the polls to vote on Tuesday. It’s so important to me that we use our voice to participate – we have more than 500 school teachers running for local office this year in the U.S.! Regular folks! NOT politicians! Let’s support these courageous people, most of whom are moms and grandmothers! Woo hoo!)

What I was sharing with my new friend is that, I’ve learned so much about the way the mind works and WHY we fall into despair, WHY it’s so darn STICKY, and HOW we can get out of it, that I’m compelled to share, and that’s why my classes are designed the way they are – so that we’re actually doing work and making tangible progress, not just studying information.

Information isn’t healing, but a faith, rightly placed, works miracles.

A Course in Miracles tells us we’re entitled to miracles, and that we can be miracle-minded. It’s our choice.

BUT, I’ve got to tell you that, for most of my life, I did not see the choice for miracles. I felt like it was hidden from me.

Now, I know that it was hiding behind my beliefs that I wasn’t good enough for that kind of insight and healing. I didn’t feel worthy. I felt like there was something permanently wrong with me.

I had no faith in Spirit. It was all lip-service. And I’m so glad for that time.

I’m so glad, because feeling so faithless, I had the opportunity to discover what faith really is.

In the Bible, which I studied, (not in depth) when I was in Ministerial School, it says,

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen … Through faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11 KJV

I pondered this one for a long time, because the deep desire of my heart was to have a powerful faith.

I wanted to know how I could get to having such a strong faith, that I could Love like Shakespeare talked about in my favorite sonnet of his:

Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,
that looks on tempests and is never shaken
Sonnet 116

I knew I could Love like that without having faith.
And, at the time, I was being tortured by my doubt.

Here’s what I didn’t know, that the learning of it, changed EVERYTHING for me:

In every moment, every millisecond, each and every one of us is always placing our faith in either the ego or Spirit.

It’s where we place our faith that makes the difference.

When my faith is in my perception, I’m deluded, I’m lost, I’m dysfunctional.

When my faith is in Spirit, I am rising in spirit, I am living from Love, I am standing on the rock.

If we choose to keep placing our faith in one, then the other, without consistency: ego then Spirit, ego then Spirit, ego then Spirit, what happens is we’re always off balance, always unsure, always unsteady, and therefore, never at Peace.

And, we may not understand why.

I watched myself do it.

I would bounce back and forth.

One minute I would be All-in for God, and have my trust completely in Spirit about one thing, and then completely up in my head with my judgments about another thing.

Back and forth, back and forth, oscillating like a wind vane on a roof in New England (where I grew up, and the weather changes every few minutes.)

And I’m so, so, so glad for it!

This is part of why many people don’t have the ability to find true forgiveness – but they can!

That’s the incredibly good news! We can find our way to the solid rock of faith and live there.

It’s very nice there, and I am enjoying it all the more for having made the journey!

I felt so reassured when I read in the ACIM Manual for Teachers, the 10 Characteristics of God’s Teachers in Chapter IV, it tells us so clearly:

The #1 Characteristic of God’s Teachers is trust.
The #2 Characteristic is Honesty.

Trust is the mechanism of exercising our faith. When we have faith in something, we place our trust in it. It doesn’t matter if it’s ego or Spirit, separation or Unity.

When we’re honest, we’re consistent and unwavering.

The more we practice these two, the more that we discover what faith really is.

When it felt like my faith was lost, and I felt hopeless and helpless, my faith was actually in my own judgments and opinions. My faith was placed in my beliefs.

Beliefs are always false.
They are our interpretations, our perceptions and projections.

Now, here’s the kicker:
When we practice placing our trust in Love, in God, in Spirit,
(and there’s a lot to learn about this)
Then we start to learn from Joy,
because we’re remembering the truth that sets us free,
rather than trying to understand it and learn through experience.

Get it?

We all already know the truth.
The truth is our very beingness.
Truth is what we are, because we’re part of God.
It’s just that we have hidden the truth from our awareness,
because we prefer our judgments, opinions, and perceptions.
Hence, we see only our projections.

We can forgive ourselves for having preferred our stories to the truth.
We can forgive ourselves and others for having projected our stories onto our relationships, our bodies, our life.

And, when we do, then we can freely place our trust and faith in Love.
And then, we can look upon tempests (like the election, like tragedy, and illness) and not be shaken.

We can have an unshakable faith.
We can prove that all of this is real, and true, and works.
We can prove what ACIM tells us – we are entitled to miracles.
We can be miracle-minded.

Forgiveness is the way.

I’ve been learning and teaching forgiveness for 18 years.

It is my joy to help others prove it. too,
so we can stand on the rock of an unshakable faith together.
There is NOTHING more valuable.

ACIM is a self-study course that shows us the way.

And, it’s my joy to create community and to walk with others doing this together, so we don’t miss a step. If you’d like to do this with a solid support system of folks, who are also interested in moving from darkness to light – check out what I’m sharing!

Every week, people tell me that they studied ACIM for years, but never really lived it till they did this work with community the way we do it. If you’ve been studying without living it, maybe now’s your time to rise and shine. Let’s do it together!

The ego does everything it can to keep us thinking separation is good, working alone is good. But when two or more are gathered, the Spirit prevails!

And, this walk of going from faith in ego to trust in Spirit is just the beginning.

It’s just the foundation of what I share in my year-long Masterful Living Course. It’s the baseline upon which we build, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Real people.
Real miracles.
Real relief from playing small.

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration is open today with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the spiritual counselors who has already done the program.

My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

Click here now to join me in my Prayer for Today. Today’s prayer is for Family Forgiveness & Healing

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

Follow your intuition – Spirit will guide us. Love will prevail!

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me next Wednesday:

FREE CLASS: Next week on Wednesday I’m offering a free LIVE VIDEO class – it’s a preview for Masterful Living Course 2019. The topic is Family Forgiveness – register now and let’s heal together!

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Healing the Hatred

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

I find it hard to understand hatred. In order to hold onto any kind of anger or condemnation, it requires a real commitment, and it’s also a sacrifice. In order to hold onto these attack thoughts, we must also be deeply committed to a life of either stagnation, torment or degradation.

No one can hold onto that intense negativity and not sacrifice their happiness and their Peace. And yet, I know that there have been times when I felt it was worth it, and I see that others do, too, although it’s definitely on it’s way out – despite what we see in the world.

In my spiritual practice, I find that all disturbances are caused by my judgments. As long as there is no judgment, there is Peace in my mind. And still, when so many are feeling distraught, my empathic nature comes in, and I relate. It feels so sad.

And yet, I have to say that I do believe what Jesus tells us in A Course in Miracles. I find His teachings helpful and comforting.

“I do not know what anything is for.” Lesson 25

“I’m never upset for the reason I think.” Lesson 5

“What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?” Lesson 135

“It takes great learning to understand that all things, events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” M-4.I.A.4.

“Fear arises from lack of love.
The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.
Perfect love is the atonement.” T-2.VI.7.

How could it be that such insanity as what’s transpired at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, or the neglect of the good people in Puerto Rico could ever be for good?

I don’t claim to understand it, but here’s what I can feel: I can feel that there is a good that is coming out of it all, and I’m holding that in my mind.

I believe it’s possible that this massacre could lead to different gun laws and less murder.

I believe that exposure of the racism that is being revealed and brought to our attention is bringing forth a healing.

I hold in my mind that the good is being revealed now.
I hold in my mind that healing is happening now.
I hold in my heart that we are all one and that Peace begins with me, and this is the moment now.
I choose Love.
I choose Peace.

I invite you to join with me today and practice:

“Love holds no grievances.” Lesson 68

I’ve held onto grievances for many years, and I no longer wish to do that. Now is a time for committing to Peace with a deep devotion and being the message we’d like to see in the world.

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me next Wednesday:

FREE CLASS: Next week on Wednesday I’m offering a free LIVE VIDEO class – it’s a preview for Masterful Living Course 2019. The topic is Family Forgiveness – register now and let’s heal together!

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Habits

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

For me, the hardest thing to let go of was the thing I made. It was the image of myself as being less than lovable. It’s so crazy that in this world, the things we cling to the very most are the things that are:

A. Not true
B. Painful

How crazy is that?

Yet, I’ve seen there’s a method to the madness of it!

In A Course in Miracles, the Manual for Teachers it talks about the Development of Trust being a process we must all go through in order to release from suffering.

“First, they must go through what might be called ‘a period of undoing.’ This need not be painful, but it usually is so experienced. It seems as if things are being taken away, and it is rarely understood initially that their lack of value is merely being recognized. How can lack of value be perceived unless the perceiver is in a position where he must see things in a different light?”

If we don’t give up the things that we’re using to hurt ourselves, it may seem as thought they’re being taken away. Releasing attachment to the things that stand in the way of our happiness, may seem like the thing we’d want the most, but it’s not. And that’s why working together with other like-minded souls makes it so much easier to for us to see the wisdom of letting go of our attachments to false beliefs, false identities and the story we’re telling ourselves.

If we’re willing to give up the false idols and false images that we’ve grown so attached to, then there is a healing, a transformation and revelation that is not only liberating, it’s thrilling! The thrill comes from being willing to trade all that we’ve treasured for something of real value – the ability to see our perfection and the perfection of all.

It’s a question of motivation.

Many of us spend a very long time avoiding the release of the attachments and the pain builds and builds until the pain is so great we’re willing to do ANYTHING to make a change – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

After counseling people for 18 years, I’ve seen that many people have a habit of being unhappy and they are more comfortable in their unhappiness than they would be in doing something new.

Some people are afraid of being happy because they don’t trust it and I understand that. In order to be happy and stay happy (most of the time) we must give up being a victim, and that means giving up complaining and criticizing and taking offense.

Sometimes it’s our anger and upset that gives us a feeling of aliveness and power. It’s all false, of course it is, but if all we know is what’s false, then we’re going to cling to it. And that’s where a strong spiritual practice helps to break through the habit of playing small, self-attack and attachment to negative habits.

Sometimes negative pleasure is all we’ve got, so how can we give it up? Negative pleasure is the thing that seems pleasurable, but actually it puts us on the pain train with a one-way ticket.

Spiritual practice is the thing that releases us from all of this. Making a commitment to and EFFECTIVE spiritual practice is where many people fall short. Their belief is so strong that they’ll fail that they don’t even try.

Only the ego fails.
Spirit cannot fail – it’s not even possible.

When we put our faith in Spirit we’re strong and we cannot go wrong.

We’re always putting our faith in something.
We can choose ego or Spirit.
Placing my faith in Spirit is the thing that brought me Peace.

At first, it did seem like a period of undoing, and it was. It was a period of undoing all the attachments I had to doing things the ego way.

I wasn’t sure I would happier trusting Spirit, but I was willing to try. That willingness got me through the difficulties. It raised me up and kept me headed in a higher direction.

I am so grateful for realizing I’d been placing my faith in my own opinion and that I could change my mind. This realization was a great blessing and a gift! I finally quit making myself unhappy! Phew!

Do you see where you’re placing your faith and trust in your own beliefs and perceptions rather than in Love, in Spirit, in truth? Being aware of this is a great opportunity to go the other way and make a new choice.

Let’s allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to undo all attachments we have to the habits of unhappiness and discover our true identity and live from that place!

If you’d like support for that I’m offering a forgiveness workshop to support anyone who is willing to do the work with me. You can register now, my gift to all, click now to join me: Forgive & Be Free LIVE ONLINE video forgiveness workshop. All are welcome!

When any one of us has more happiness, we are all lifted!

When I made my spiritual life and practice the most important part of my life things really began to change quickly. Making that commitment was the one thing I did that changed my life for the better. I shifted into using healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and I stopped making myself miserable.

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!

Being able to forgive myself helped me to move on and that’s why I am glad to offer this free Forgive & Be Free workshop to you today! It’s my gift!

JOIN US! Now is the time for us to be activated into walking the talk and living the Love for real. Forgiveness, and particularly Self-forgiveness is the absolute key to clearing all those veils. And that’s why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. Click here to register for the my Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop today!

Won’t you please share with others? We can all use some support in our forgiveness!

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Forgiveness Transmutes

Friday, October 19th, 2018

I have felt like a very slow learner. I felt as though I was such a committed grudge holder that I kept myself from really learning and advancing in my spiritual growth for many years.

Transmuting my painful experiences into power is something I know a lot about. That’s why this ministry is called the Power of Love Ministry.

Love is the only power and it is an alchemical power that can transmute the heavy weight of painful experiences into the Freedom of knowing the Power of Love is active in my heart and in my awareness.

Forgiveness is the tool we use to transmute our deep emotional pain into power.

Forgiveness requires one thing, and that’s the willingness to release the meaning we’ve attributed to things. Forgiveness is the release of attachment to our interpretations of events, and experiences.

In order to be willing to release our interpretations we must trust that God is with us and always for us. When we have made so many unloving and unkind choices in our past, it feels hard to believe that Spirit could EVER still be with us or for us.

This is where A Course in Miracles is so helpful to us. In ACIM, Jesus reminds us not to make this world and the things that seem to have occurred here real. He consistently reminds us that we are perfect now and for ever and that nothing that happens here will EVER affect the permanent record of our perfection.

It’s time for us to actually LIVE and BELIEVE these A Course in Miracles teachings, because that is the thing that heals our mind. All healing IS at the level of the mind, and now is the time for us to turbo charge our healing. Forgiveness is the one thing that does that. Forgiveness IS a miracle.

And that’s why I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free ONLINE VIDEO workshop again tomorrow! It’s completely free for all – but you do have to register.

Now is the time for us to actually LIVE A Course in Miracles, and I find that REALLY exciting.

I AM so glad we’re on this journey together!

JOIN US TOMORROW! Now is the time for us to be activated into walking the talk and living the Love for real. Forgiveness, and particularly Self-forgiveness is the absolute key to clearing all those veils. And that’s why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. Click here to register for the my Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop on Saturday!

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Support

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Love is intelligent. It is a Divine Intelligence that is so perfectly brilliant, it is inconceivable how beautiful and miraculous it always is. And this is what we are.

Spirit’s unfailing Wisdom is always available to us. We can tap into it. We must ask for it.

Why must we ask to receive what we already are?

Because we’ve rejected it so many times.

We’re not asking Spirit to give us back what was taken. We’re asking for the veils we’ve placed in our own awareness that prevent us from seeing, knowing, feeling and believing the truth, to be removed. Ask and it is given.

Ask for assistance and it is given.

There is no lack of support.
No lack of supply.
There’s a lack of demand.

When we feel unworthy, we don’t ask.
The way to break that spell is to ask for what is ours – access to our own Higher Wisdom.

I’ve learned that asking for support in general– to see and recognize the highest and best, most loving choices, is the most effective path.

Let us demand of Spirit, let us ask for that return to our natural state– that pristine awareness of our own holiness, the holiness is there, unbroken. Let us recognize it today.

Forgiveness, and particularly Self-forgiveness, is the absolute key to clearing all those veils, and that’s why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. If you missed the workshop last weekend – please register now, and I’ll let you know about the next one: click here to register for the next Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop.

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Challenging Relationships

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Challenging relationships have been the best tool to help me heal my mind of the things that disturb my peace. Who would’ve thunk it could possibly be true? Certainly, not me. There was a time when I thought relationship challenges would cause me to take my own life. Golly gee.

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 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.

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 plexus, 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 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.

This is the time where 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 the healing we desire in our relationships is really focus on loving yourself IN all of your relationships. Let’s do it!

This is why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. If you missed the workshop last weekend – please register now, and I’ll let you know about the next one: click here to register for the next Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop.

Each year, I dedicate February to relationships on my weekly radio show. If relationship is an issue for you, you might find it supportive to listen to my radio show. There are more than 360 episodes in the podcast. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts, downloads, “listen now” links and podcast links 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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When Forgiveness is Dysfunctional

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

When we forgive others for the dysfunctional behavior, we can think we’re being compassionate. But, if we forgive in such a way that we don’t hold people responsible for their choices and actions, we’re the ones who are being dysfunctional.

Compassion is loving understanding. It’s being able to extend Love, and know the Truth. It’s being able to hold the high watch for someone when they cannot do it for themselves. A Course in Miracles tells us that only the sane person can have compassion for the people who act in a crazy way.

In my experience, I have come across many people who are deluding themselves, and living in fantasy. When the opportunity comes to move out of illusions and into Truth, it so frightens them that they go into attack, instead. For some people, it’s easier to attack, and make a mess of a relationship, than it is to simply be vulnerable enough to be transparent.

Many times, people don’t even know how they feel, or what’s going on with them, and so they’re truly unable to say what they feel and think. They’re not clear in their awareness. Clarity frightens them. Honesty is scary and intimidating.

In all these instances, the greatest gift we can give is boundless compassion.
Love IS compassion.
Love is healing.
Love is truly helpful.

Sometimes, being compassionate means saying “No. Stop. I don’t like that.” Boundless compassion doesn’t mean being a doormat, or letting people treat you badly. Letting people treat you poorly is a misguided, dysfunctional, compassion that I’ve experienced so many times. I’ve had to learn that being “dysfunctionally compassionate” and allowing people to treat me badly, makes for negative karma for both of us, and that’s not what I’m interested in.

The hardest person for most people to be compassionate with, is themselves. And yet, it truly is the most valuable. When we cultivate Self-Love and Self-compassion, then we’re going to bring benefit to all beings. When you live in a Self-compassionate, Self-loving way, you teach everyone around you how to improve their lives, just by the choices that you make!

I encourage you to take a moment now, and look for the areas of your life where you’re pushing yourself, berating yourself, not listening to yourself, and see if you can increase your willingness to have compassion for yourself. This is a practice that will transform your life, heal your heart, mind and body. It will heal your whole life, if you practice it deeply! Let’s do it together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is When Forgiveness is Dysfunctional  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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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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