Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

God’s Teachers

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

When people ask me where to begin with A Course in Miracles, I suggest folks begin with the Manual for Teachers and also Gary Renard’s beautiful book, Disappearance of the Universe.

More and more I find myself connecting with people who feel a calling to be one of God’s Teachers and it’s a beautiful thing!  It’s also a challenging thing.

Declaring yourself to be a Teacher of God, a spiritual counselor, a minister, a healer or any of these professions will bring up lots of your STUFF.  That’s okay!  Let it come up for healing so we can get it up and out and GONE!

Let’s enter the stillness and answer the call of Spirit with our whole heart!  It takes courage and so we go together.  When we are willing, we discover the fullness of Love has already paved the way.

This week on my radio show I’m going to share some things I’ve learned about having the courage to answer the call to be a Teacher of God.  Check it out!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is God’s Teachers

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com 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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Accepting Divine Assistance

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

I’m one of those people that believes that spiders and other insects are to be captured and released back to the wild.  When I find a spider in the house, I put a cup over it and then capture it and put it outside.

Sometimes, it can be tricky to capture an insect.  They can be fast and evasive.  Yesterday, there was a rather large spider in the living room and it didn’t wish to be caught, even though, it was ready to get outside again.  Rather than struggle with it, I asked the angels for help.  Before you know it, the spider presented itself again and was easy enough to catch and release.  Thank you, Angels!

One of the most common causes of difficulty in our lives is that folks struggle with going at it alone.  So often, people don’t believe there is Divine Assistance so they’re not open to receiving any and then they get their wish – to do it themselves.

I’ve realized there’s no benefit to doing it themselves.  None at all.  Suffering isn’t beneficial in anyway whatsoever.  Struggling on your own is, in fact, wasteful.  All of heaven will help us when we’re willing to choose Love and to be of service to the Light.

When we think we’re on our own, then life seems to be against us.  When we’re willing to recognize that we’ve got God and the angels to support us, then life is much easier.  

We do have to be willing to accept Divine Assistance in order to experience it.  Once we get the hang of it, life improves considerably!

Are you going at it alone?  Would you ask the angels to help you without telling them how to help you?

Please share your experiences and let me know your experiences of asking for assistance and receiving it.  

One thing to note is that some folks are attached to the idea that they are so unworthy that God has abandoned them and they’ll only allow more of that experience of feeling left out.  If you feel that’s your story, then please, give the story and all your belief in it to Spirit for healing.  Invite the angels to show you that you are loved and supported and they surely will.  Then, your challenge is to be receptive.

Let’s open to receive Divine Assistance now. We’re entitled to miracles and now is the time to experience them!

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Just Say Yes!

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Today is the last day of our Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and I am so grateful that I said yes to following my guidance.  I am so grateful that even though, when I first decided to start offering counseling training, I didn’t know how it would unfold, I did it anyway because I felt guided.

It used to be that following my guidance took a lot of courage, because I had to trust that I could listen and follow well enough to not let anyone down.  Now, that’s not a concern anymore.

I’ve learned to trust that all will go well and my trust is now a faith and a knowing that all will go well even if it doesn’t go the way I thought it would go.  If it doesn’t go the way I thought it would go, it’s because our good is in a different direction than I initially thought, and that’s okay.

Sometimes, we would say, ‘no,’ if we knew where Spirit was leading us and so God gives us a bait and switch.  We think that we’re going to do something for one reason and then it turns out that we’ve been sent to do a totally different thing.  If we’re attached to our original plan then there’s a problem, but if we’re willing to go with the flow, we discover new expansion, miracles, and breakthroughs.

Saying, “Yes,” to Spirit takes courage when we don’t have faith.

Practicing saying, “Yes,” builds our trust and uncovers our faith.

With faith, all things are possible.

What have you been resisting because you don’t trust?

Would you be willing to say, “Yes,” now and let the trust appear?

We learn to say, “Yes,” and to allow and then Spirit shows us how.

Listening to people share over the last few days, and share how much they love the Spiritual Counseling Intensive and how much healing they’ve had and even that they wish they could stay longer and keep going, one week is not enough, that just fills my heart because it reaffirms the benefits of saying, “Yes,” even when you have no clue HOW it could ever unfold.

Spirit knows the way and we’ll find it when we’re truly willing!

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Limitations

Friday, October 20th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Healing Choice

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Simple practices bring tremendous healing, and much more quickly than we might imagine.  When I bring my attention fully into the present, into the now moment, then I can see that each and every moment contains a clear choice. The choice is always between Unity/Oneness/Love and separation. For a long time I wasn’t able to see the choice as clearly as I do now. This clarity has made a difference in my life.  As I keep my commitment to being mindful of the ever-present choice for Love, it’s possible for me to choose love more often. As I am mindful of the choices I make, I am also mindful of their outcomes.

Now that I am more mindful, if I choose fear, anger or some other form of suffering I can see that it was my choice. Right there in that moment of awareness is another opportunity to choose Love and forgive myself by releasing any judgment I might have about myself for not choosing Love a moment ago.  This is a living practice of Self-forgiveness.  It has been profoundly healing for me.  It’s helped me to realize all my mistakes can bring me great benefit when I practice Self-Love in the form of Self-forgiveness.

I witness that love has an intelligence all of its own. This makes every moment of my life a work of art.

In their book EMBRACING THE BELOVED: Relationship as a Path of Awakening, Stephen & Ondrea Levine write, “Those who suppress the ego instead of just letting it recede into the heart make the same merciless error in judgment as those who, attempting to cure serious illness, believe they must ‘filter out all negative thoughts’ in order to be healed … They do not recognize that what leaves the ‘negative residue’ is not the thought, no matter how dark or fearful, but the negative reaction (holding), as opposed to the healing response (letting go), to that moment. That a ‘positive’ thought grasped is less healing than a ‘negative’ one met with mercy.”

Today I make a deepen my commitment to be mindful as part of my daily spiritual practice. I meet any dark and fearful thoughts with mercy. In this way my daily practice of being aware of self-forgiveness and self-compassion opportunities is healing and I share the benefit with all beings because I am one with them. My choice is a healing choice!

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Guilt

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A Course in Miracles tells us that increasing a sense of guilt is what our special Love relationships are all about.  It tells us that our special Love relationships are relationships that are actually backwards.  Instead of unconditional Love there’s co-dependency, which is conditional Love.  This kind of relationship only increases our suffering because we become so attached to the other person validating us.

In the special Love relationship we are attracted to the person who affirms our false identity.  That’s not Love.  It’s a poor substitute.

In our special relationships we begin by being so glad and excited that someone is affirming our specialness, but we know that if someone’s not seeing our true identity they aren’t loving our true self, only the false self.  Deep down we know it’s a poor arrangement.

If we don’t show our true self how can someone ever really love us?

If we present a false self in our relationships – one that we think is more likable than our true self, and if we hide how we feel, so people don’t ever know what’s going on with us, won’t we actually be preventing others from loving us?

The shift happens when we love ourselves.

I was sharing about this in my radio show yesterday:  In the false, fake, special relationship, our upset is a display to manipulate others into feeling guilty for having upset us.  Is it Love if we’re manipulating someone to do what we’d like?

Do you wish to be in a relationship with someone who blames their upset on you and then tries to make you feel guilty for it?

The way out of this pain is to take responsibility for our upsets.  It helps to be able to be transparent about how we feel and to not blame anyone.

There’s such a great reward when we can let people Love us.  It’s one of the reasons why we love dogs so much.  We allow them to love us, and it makes them so happy!

When we allow others to love us there’s a healing that happens for everyone because Love is our healer!

Joining with others is part of why I love being a spiritual counselor and why I love training spiritual counselors and empowering them.  (Please consider working with one of the spiritual counselors I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis – look here:  http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/)

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

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Special Love Relationship

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The “special” relationship offers the ego the promise of safe haven and relief from suffering; and yet, its chief delivery is the opportunity to learn through pain.  A Course in Miracles leads us out of the pain of the unholy relationship into the Heaven of the holy relationship.

What I’ve learned about relationship  has shown me that one holy relationship is worth a thousand special relationships.  What’s amazing and beautiful is that all relationships can be made holy.

We don’t know HOW it happens, our job is to call it forth and ALLOW it to happen.  We can know that the Higher Holy Spirit Self is in-charge of it.

The ego is endlessly tempted to manage it, but that doesn’t work and we know it.  Let’s allow our relationships to be made holy and rejoice in the healing that’s happening!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is Special Love Relationship.

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!  Would you like text message reminders about the radio show?  Click here:  http://ACIMtexts.com 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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Love Turns the Tide

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Sometimes, it can be so difficult to make the loving choice.  Sometimes, it feels so appealing to make the unloving, vindictive, punishing choice.  Sometimes, it seems absolutely unthinkable or impossible to forgive.  And in those times what can help us is to realize that Love is the only thing in this world that can help us when we’ve sunk low.

Being unwilling to give up making the loving choices can save us from destruction and despair.  If we start * treating others poorly, we’ll start doing the same to ourselves.  It’s a slippery slope and before we know it, we’re really not feeling good about ourselves.

I just finished my Forgive & Be Free retreat yesterday and it was so evident that Self-Love goes out the window as soon as we allow ourselves to hold onto resentments and regrets.  Simmering in an emotional state of upset isn’t Self-loving.  And the reason we allow it is because we don’t know how to let the past go.

Still, while we may not know HOW to let the past go, we don’t really have to know HOW in order to have a healing.  We just have to be willing to give up our attachment to our perspective.

Love is our healer.  Love changes our perspective.  Love opens our minds and our hearts.  When we extend Love is when we’re experiencing the greatest amount of Love.  Being loving to others is Self-loving.

Witnessing the healing and transformation that people experienced over the last few days has been so beautiful.  It’s the reason why I offer retreats and intensives, because so much healing can happen so quickly.

If you haven’t thought about it, please consider my New Year’s Reboot Retreat – December 28 to January 1st, at Unity Village in Missouri.  The early bird special is on for 2 more weeks and we have payment plans for your convenience.

When we feel despair, when we feel desperate, hopeless or helpless, Love is still there for us.  Love will always turn the tide.  There’s so much support in the invisible for our healing.  Now’s the time to go all out for Self-Love and healing!  Miracles await us.  I’m so grateful we get to do it together!

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Stick to the Truth

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Warning:  You may find today’s Spiritual Espresso offensive.

Something that’s been very helpful to me is to look at the habit of labeling and calling people names.  One of the ways that I best learned about this is driving in traffic in Los Angeles.

One of my past pet peeves would invariably happen when the traffic was at a total standstill, (which it often was during rush hour when I was on my way home driving on the Sunset Strip), and I’d be stopped at a green light because there was no way to go forward and not “block the box.”  I’d be waiting for the people on the other side of the box to move forward so I wouldn’t get caught in the box if the light turned red.

So often, someone coming from the other direction would see me patiently waiting and decide that even though traffic was at a standstill, and I had the green light, they would turn right on their red light and cut in front of me.  There was a time when I had a label for people who would do that.  It’s a label that is basically the same as “butt hole.”  Twenty years ago, I would wish they’d get a ticket and “pay for what they did to me.”

As I began to be more spiritually evolved, I would label “those people,” as, “some kind of hole.”

As I moved further upward on the path, I learned to say this:  “That person has the appearance of being some kind of hole, but that’s not the truth of them.  They, like me, are the perfect Love of God made visible in my life to help me remember my true identity in Spirit.”

I look for the labels so that I can drop them and just stick to the truth.

Now, when people pull that past pet peeve move in traffic, I smile and bless them.

What a relief that I could change my mind!  What a blessing!

I invite you to look at your pet peeves and see if you can turn them into past pet peeves.  It’s SOOOO worth it!

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Forgive to Be Free

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

I’m getting ready for my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next weekend and forgiveness is on my mind.  I also am so aware that one of the dear friends in my life is someone who did something hurtful and disrespectful to another friend of mine.  At first, when I found out what had been done to my friend, I had resentment and I felt that it was my duty to hold a grudge about it.

For a long time, I’ve felt that people can say what they like about me, but they can’t talk trash about the people I love without me holding it against them.

I feel like I come from a culture of grudge holders and my ego has long held that it’s not okay to forgive people.  In fact, I have someone in my life that I love who believes that forgiveness isn’t a good thing.

What I can tell you that I’ve learned is that I feel more myself when my heart is open.

I feel more joyful, which IS my natural state, when I’ve let my grievances go.

True forgiveness is releasing our interpretation – it’s not saying that it’s okay to attack people.

My friend who attacked my other friend has apologized, but even if they hadn’t, I could still release the judgment.  I can love them fully even if we don’t agree. That’s the Freedom in my mind that makes me feel more my TRUE Self.

I am deeply grateful for my shifting awareness and my journey to Freedom.  I am so grateful that my life feels lighter and more open hearted all the time.  I see the benefits unfolding every day.  It gives me something to share that’s valuable.

Most importantly: I love my life now!

When I held grievances, I felt right and righteous, but I definitely didn’t love my life.

Would you be willing to release your grudges if you knew it meant that you could love your life?

If you’d like my support – come on retreat with me next weekend!  Let’s do it together!

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Forgive & Be Free Retreat

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

I don’t think I’ve ever been more aware of the power of Forgiveness.  In my life, I’ve seen the beautiful miracles that forgiveness brings, not just for me and my family, but for my counseling clients and people in my classes:

Healed bodies
Healed relationships
Healed finances
Healed careers
Healed self-esteem

Are any of those  benefits something you’d like to experience?
Are you willing to forgive?

I made a video sharing some of things I’d like you to know about the events I have coming up in October.  You may not wish to join me this year for my Forgive & Be Free Retreat or my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – but maybe next year!

These events are so healing and bring so much benefit – I’d like you to know more about them!  There may be some things you’d be surprised to learn!

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True Success

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

I used to have a fear of failure and I see that many are stopped in living their heart’s deep desires because they fear their own failure. There is a surefire recipe to avoid failure and it works every time. You are the chef and the main ingredient is God’s Love living through you and as you.  We’re always free to choose as to “whom” we will serve – God or ego.

The first thing you start with is your Goal. What would you like to accomplish? Let’s say, your goal is to have a job you love that pays well. In your recipe, your goal represents the photo of the end result in the cookbook. Your goal is the mental picture.

The main ingredient is your desire to serve the Light.  That’s spiritual success. Spiritual success is true success.

That fire of desire ignites the heart, and the Spirit responds.  Next is your Intention. Make sure your intention is anchored in how you will feel. For instance: My intention is to feel prosperous and fulfilled in the work that I do. Your intention must incorporate the spiritual change you intend to make in how you feel, or you’ll never FEEL successful. Keep the Divine out and you have already failed.

A key ingredient for true success is dedicating the benefits of your fulfilled intention to be shared with everyone, because you’re One with them. Allow yourself to fully embrace the fact that as one is lifted, all are lifted. Here is your opportunity to INTEND to share the benefits of your expansion with all beings.

My intention is to feel prosperous and fulfilled in the work that I do and share the benefits of my expansion with all beings, because I AM One with them.

Now, you’ve brought the Divine into your heart and mind, and God will do the work as long as you stay true to your intention. All are fed by your willingness to multiply the loaves and fishes in your life, and release the thought of separation forever. Spirit cannot fail, and neither will you.  You are born to succeed!

Maybe it would help to forgive yourself for the past?

If you’d like help with self-forgiveness, sign up for my How to Get Over It free workshop.  It’s available for you to download or listen to online right now.  Did I mention that it’s free?

Real Love is about being Real. There’s no manipulation needed. It’s a deep practice.  It’s profoundly transformational and healing. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be so grateful you decided to get REAL!

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Are You A People Pleaser?

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Are you a people pleaser?  Or maybe you know someone who is?

Sometimes, we do things to please people, and to make or keep them happy so that we can improve our relationships – and all it does is backfire on us.  Sheesh!

Why does people pleasing backfire on us?

Because it’s a form of manipulation.
People pleasing is actually what I call, “giving to get.”

Whenever we’re giving to get in our relationships then we’re trying to control and manipulate someone. Is that loving? I hope you said, “NO!”

Do you know anyone who is actively interested in finding a partner who would like to be controlled and manipulated in exchange for affection and care? Isn’t that complete and total co-dependency?

Giving to get blocks the flow of Love.
Giving to get is an illusion within the illusion – it’s an illusion of Love, but it’s not Love.
Can we experience real Love when we’re focused on creating an illusion of Love?  Not so much.

If you’ve been giving to get, and enegaging in manipulation, and you feel guilty and ashamed of it, there’s an immediate solution that’s deeply healing.  It’s called forgiveness.

If you’d like help with self-forgiveness, sign up for my How to Get Over It free workshop.  It’s available for you to download or listen to online right now.  Did I mention that it’s free?

Real Love is about being Real. There’s no manipulation needed. It’s a deep practice.  It’s profoundly transformational and healing. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be so grateful you decided to get REAL!

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Arun Gandhi’s Parenting Lesson

Friday, September 1st, 2017

One of my favorite parenting stories of all time is one that I heard Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, tell about 20 years ago.  I think of this story often as it is such a beautiful example of loving parenting and taking responsibility rather than attacking, blaming and punishing.

In yesterday’s Spiritual Espresso, I shared about ending the need to punish anyone for anything.  Today, I’d like to share with you this beautiful story from Arun Gandhi, which I found published on the web.

How My Father Taught Me Non-Violence by Arun Gandhi

“I was 16 years old and living with my parents at the institute my grandfather had founded 18 miles outside of Durban, South Africa, in the middle of the sugar plantations. We were deep in the country and had no neighbors, so my two sisters and I would always look forward to going to town to visit friends or go to the movies.

One day, my father asked me to drive him to town for an all-day conference, and I jumped at the chance. Since I was going to town, my mother gave me a list of groceries she needed and, since I had all day in town, my father ask me to take care of several pending chores, such as getting the car serviced. When I dropped my father off that morning, he said, ‘I will meet you here at 5:00 p.m., and we will go home together.’

After hurriedly completing my chores, I went straight to the nearest movie theatre. I got so engrossed in a John Wayne double-feature that I forgot the time. It was 5:30 before I remembered. By the time I ran to the garage and got the car and hurried to where my father was waiting for me, it was almost 6:00. He anxiously asked me, ‘Why were you late?’ I was so ashamed of telling him I was watching a John Wayne western movie that I said, ‘The car wasn’t ready, so I had to wait,’ not realizing that he had already called the garage. When he caught me in the lie, he said: ‘There’s something wrong in the way I brought you up that didn’t give you the confidence to tell me the truth. In order to figure out where I went wrong with you, I’m going to walk home 18 miles and think about it.’

So, dressed in his suit and dress shoes, he began to walk home in the dark on mostly unpaved, unlit roads. I couldn’t leave him, so for five-and-a-half hours I drove behind him, watching my father go through this agony for a stupid lie that I uttered.I decided then and there that I was never going to lie again. I often think about that episode and wonder, if he had punished me the way we punish our children, whether I would have learned a lesson at all. I don’t think so. I would have suffered the punishment and gone on doing the same thing. But this single non-violent action was so powerful that it is still as if it happened yesterday. That is the power of non-violence.”

I’ve studied non-violence for many years.  The best way to describe it is, “Non-violence is the practice of Love.”  It takes courage to Love and to be loving.  This story shows Arun’s father had the strength and courage to stay in his heart, take responsibility, and not to blame Arun, punish him, shame him, or make him feel guilty.  That’s incredibly loving.  This is the Love that I aspire to express and demonstrate every moment of every day of my life.

On a side note, Arun’s Grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, greatly admired Jesus and His teaching in the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus taught forgiveness through Love, and so did Gandhi.  Both men helped to transform our understanding of Love, compassion and forgiveness, and taught us how to live a life of great Love, far beyond anything we’d previously imagined.  They both taught non-violence as a way of life and have been my great teachers.

Here’s the link to the story where I found it, which is printed in its entirety here.

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Right and Wrong

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

One of the big traps of the ego is deciding who is right and who is wrong. Often, we find that we’re the biggest culprits of them all. The ego is the mindset of separation. It’s job is to separate and it does that through the activity of sorting.

Sorting out who is right and who is wrong is a major use of ego, time, and energy. We can spend huge amounts of our precious attention on determining who is right and who is wrong. And, for a moment, the ego seems to feel fulfilled, empowered, justified, and important.

Observing life, you can watch people all day long as they struggle to figure out who is right and who is wrong, to assign blame (and often shame), as well as responsibility. It gives the ego a lot to do.

What many of us don’t notice is that all that judge, judge, judging, leaves an energetic hangover that is painful. The pain that leads us to tune out, disconnect, and hide. And then we slowly begin to learn what a bad investment we made with our precious attention. Labeling people isn’t helpful.

Since God is all there is, aren’t we tuning out from God?
Since Spirit is omni-present Love, aren’t we disconnecting from Love?
Since the Infinite One Mind is omni-active, are we really thinking we can hide from our own mind?

     Where can I go from Your Spirit?
     Or where can I flee from Your presence?
     If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
     If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Psalm 139

Deciding who is right and wrong is predicated on the concept that I am the decider. When I’m the decider, it often means that I’m either thinking that God has left the building and now I’m in-charge. I’ve learned that I do NOT want to be in-charge. I’m not (yet) able to see through all directions of time and space, and so I’m not able to discern what everything is for. My Spirit knows it’s all working together for my relentless good.

I do not wish to replace God in my mind – I tried that and it didn’t go well for me. I’d like to do everything I can to avoid falling back into that mindset. I’ve worked very hard to realize that God’s plan is the best way for me to go.

God’s plan doesn’t include my judging people and deciding who is good and bad. I can think I know what’s right and wrong in the moment. I look for the loving choices and that feels right to me. Unloving choices feel wrong to me.

People are all good at their core. Their essence is still perfect and pristine, regardless of their behavior. Knowing that, I don’t need to label people with some story I’ve made up. I’ll stick to focusing my attention on remembering the truth, which is that we’re all good and perfect.

I hardly use the words right and wrong anymore. Mostly their helpful in describing how things feel. Paying attention to how things feel is a great skill that I work on each day. Labeling people isn’t helpful to me, only to the ego. I don’t work for the ego anymore.

Is there anyone you’ve labeled wrong that you could let go? You can still feel their actions are unloving, but do you need to label the person? This is a very powerful and healing contemplation. We can call the angels in to help us and be willing to see clearly the face of God in each one we meet, for our own Peace of mind. It works! Peace is worth it!

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Serve

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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

My job, as a one who lives in service to the Light in all beings, is to remember the truth that sets us free.  I can take no breaks.  When I fall down, it hurts, and I’m not the only one who suffers.  With the help of the angels and the ascended masters, I get back up as quick as I can.  I am employed by God, Inc. and I AM ever so grateful to be of service this day.

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

Forgiveness frees me.
Forgiveness is the release of my judgments and opinions.
My forgiveness frees us ALL.

Every problem is built on the often hidden belief that God has left the building. It can be very tricky to see that the fear that God is gone is the only problem. Since the Divine never goes on a vacation or hides it’s Divinity, the whole problem I’m creating a library of evidence to support is, in truth, completely a fabrication of a fearful mind. It’s all based on the false premise of: “What if I were separate from God?”

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

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

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Smile

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

A smile goes a long way to making our lives better.  Something I’ve learned is that if I start smiling – without any particular reason, I automatically feel better.  As I type these words, I’m smiling and feeling the difference that it makes!

When I was younger, I was angry a lot of the time.  My mind was often feeling insecure and threatened, and the way I coped with my feelings was to be angry a lot of the time.  The anger kept people from getting to close to me and that made me feel safer.  Because I often looked like someone who was angry, from time to time, older men would tell me to smile.  I hated that!  I hated being told what to do.  I hated the very idea that old men would command me to smile for them.

Now, I’m grateful that those old men told me to smile – they were Spirit helping me to realize that I was missing the opportunity to smile.  Even though I hated (that’s really how I felt) being told to smile, it helped me to realize that I needed to lighten up, and for that, I’m grateful.

Of course, there’s a difference between an authentic smile that comes from the heart and there’s the kind of smile that’s actually a cover up.  Fake smiles are different than smiles for no reason.

There are times when I’ve been able to offer a smile to people who were going through a rough time and it really supported them.  Don’t be stingy with your smiles!  Practice being generous with your smiles!  Your relationships will surely be improved if you smile more!  It costs you nothing. 🙂

I encourage you to experiment with your smiles!  I’m not kidding.  Practice smiling when you don’t really feel like it.  Notice when you’re wearing a fake smile, and when you can actually authentically smile and lift your mood.  See what you can discover about improving your life and the life of those around you.

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Believing What’s True

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Apologizing

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I Harvest the Learning!

Friday, July 14th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blessings

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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No Longer Waiting

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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

Life at Midlife

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness.

I believe, I Believe.

Mary Anne Perrone

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

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

I am grateful!

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

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Faith, Belief & Vision

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Congruency

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blame

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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