Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

Ricochet

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

In my life experience, one of the most common things I see is that people get hurt and offended and then they feel justified in attacking back. AND the really intense part of that whole painful mess is that it happens so fast that we don’t even really know what’s going on.

If we’d like to get to the bottom of it and turn the ship around, we have to have a great willingness to let the upset go in favor of Peace. Most people don’t have enough motivation. For me, Self-Love became my great motivation. I actively choose to Love myself and so not being at Peace is not worth it, it’s an attack upon my very Self.

When I look deeply into things, there can be a great heart opening and a change.

Example: yesterday, I had a moment with a loved one. They said something snarky to me and I felt a bit attacked. I knew the thing to do in that moment was to withdraw and just let it all be.

I gave it up to Spirit to teach me about the meaning of it and the value of it. I know that everything works together for good and there are no exceptions. Before too long I remembered that this person says snarky comments to everyone they love and it’s not personal to me. I could really feel that was true and that felt like a healing to me.

I returned to the scene of the “crime,” so glad and grateful that I hadn’t retaliated or escalated in any way. We actually spent the next couple of hours talking and enjoying each other connecting in a beautiful way.

Then, as God would have it, it came into my mind, that something I had said was perceived as a threat and that’s why I got the snarky comment. I saw it plain as day. I hadn’t intended it that way – but that doesn’t matter so much. People don’t need a reason to take offense and react with attack. It all happens so fast.

What I did easily see was that my willingness to not be offended and instead have compassion was also an extension of compassion to my former self who was CONSTANTLY making snarky comments.

Also, I saw that my willingness to not be hurt and to go back into the “fray” was an affirmation of my loving acceptance and that brought more Love between us.

I am so grateful I can choose a better way.

It’s a moment-by-moment practice that builds our mastery and keeps our Peace. It’s beautiful!

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration now closes on the 15th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

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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Errors Happen

Friday, January 12th, 2018

In the ministry I have a policy that we all can feel comfortable when we make errors.  I make errors every day it seems.  I call them tactical errors.  This has really helped me to release any judgments against myself and others about the litany of errors that take place.

In an online ministry there are literally THOUSANDS of moving parts to be attended to.  It’s extraordinary how many little pieces are interdependent upon one another, and sometimes things fail and fall like dominoes.  I have two expressions that help me to stay at Peace:

That’s life.
Stuff happens.

We learn through trial and error.  That’s what we do.  In the human realm, there’s lots of opportunity to take offense and lose our Peace, but I’m not interested in that anymore.  I’ve learned that it’s not self-loving to take offense or be upset.  I’ve learned that I’m only upset because I am thinking incorrectly.  I’ve learned that I can give the CAUSES of the upset to Spirit for healing and it works.

The causes are a false belief.  Whether I know what it is or not, I can turn it over and be DONE with it.  I am so very grateful that I’ve proven that it works.

I still get upset sometimes, but usually not for long.  If the upset lasts a bit longer than I have found it’s always because I’ve got a should directed towards myself.  I can let that go.  Known or unknown – but it’s usually pretty obvious.

I realized just yesterday, because of a prompting from Spirit, that we made a real error insetting up the purchase options for Masterful Living 2018 and some people might like to register for Masterful Living, but they might need to break up the first payment and have a payment plan for the workbooks and we didn’t give them that option.  I’ve always given payment plans and partial scholarships.

I assumed that it was done as we’d always done it.  It was just an error.  We live and we learn.  That’s my life.  That’s your life.  To be upset by any of it is to punish ourselves.  And that’s why we get upset.  Because we feel people, including ourselves, deserve to be punished.

I particularly have had an issue with wanting to punish people for not doing what I wanted, whether they knew what it was or not.  I used to think that they should be able to read my mind.

It’s a strong ego tendency to want to make people feel guilty for their errors, rather than just accept them and move on.  Punishing NEVER helps.  Ever.  Love is the only healer.

Everything really does work together for our good – even though we often can’t see it until we’re willing to accept it, without exceptions.  Therein lies the rub!

I love that life has a path of gentle learning or ever-increasing harsher learning and we can decide how we’d like to do it.  It’s our choice.  I choose Love!

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration now closes on the 15th.  Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.  In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

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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Self-Love

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

I’m sending out the daily Spiritual Espresso later than normal today because my day yesterday didn’t go anywhere how I thought it would. If you’re anywhere on the east coast of the United states you know that we have a major winter storm pounding us from Florida to Maine.

Tuesday I flew from Missouri where I had my New Year’s Reboot Retreat back to Maine where I’d left my car from our family Christmas celebrations at our home on Deer Isle, Maine. I drove back to the house late Tuesday and then learned about this storm coming. I realized that I was going to have to hastily close up the house and try to drive ahead of the storm to get to my brother’s house in New Jersey.

I had planned to drive through and arrive around 1am and then I stopped for coffee and I stopped for gas. There were lines to get gas and what would normally take 7 minutes to fill my tank took about 45 so I started to look at an ETA of 2am.

Around midnight, I decided to stop in Connecticut and stay at a hotel. It was about self-love. I knew I could push through, but I could feel it was more loving to stop and rest, even though I’d get stuck in the storm. Which, now, I am.

I feel so strongly, as a spiritual student, that I cannot just talk about spiritual matters and quote scripture. That isn’t fulfilling and it isn’t life-changing. Just having an intellectual understanding of how God works in my life was something I settled for until I realized that part of the cause of my misery was that I wasn’t actually applying – in a deep and healing way – what I was learning.

Once I realized that it was the practical application and the moment-by-moment choices I was making that could really heal my mind and open my heart, I got excited. I got excited because I finally realized the HOW of unwinding the great mystery.

For so long, I collected spiritual information and I felt confused because I had so much information and I was so clever, but I wasn’t healing my life. Finally, I got it. I started to make huge shifts very quickly and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since then.

And that’s part of why I’m offering my free class today on Self-Love!

FREE CLASS TODAY: Self-Love: 6 Simple Steps for Self-Healing. You attract more love when you love your Self. Would you like to have more Love in your life? This free class is happening today, Thursday, January 4th – click here now to register and receive my gift!

Right now, this week, is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year. I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year. So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

Download NOW: Unblock Your Flow of Time, Energy & Money is a free preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – download and listen now to immediately start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class. Start your new year with power!

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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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Relief

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

I get to have the most wonderful conversations with the beautiful souls in my year-long Masterful Living class. It’s such a joy to be able to meet with the participants one on one and share the review of the year together. I love it! One thing someone said is so familiar to me – it’s that simply dropping the judgments and being open heart is such a relief.

This person said to me “I was very controlling and over-reacting – thinking I knew how everything should be, but I didn’t know. Now, I can be compassionate instead of judging and thinking I know what’s best – it’s such a relief.”

Sound familiar? Can you relate? I sure can! It IS such a relief to let the judgments go. They are such a block to Love, intimacy, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Wholeness, Harmony, and so much more.

It’s always perfect time for us to choose to let the judgements go! The holidays afford us so many opportunities to do deep healing work. Old patterns of negativity and upset get triggered so easily when things are stressful. And let’s face it, for many, this time of year is VERY stressful.

One thing that can help keep the Love flowing is to simply be mindful. We can be mindful of purifying egotistical ideas of perfection from our mind. Instead, let us be accepting, non-judgmental, allowing ourselves to stay in our loving heart. It’s a deeply transformative practice. The rewards are more than it’s even possible for us to comprehend. It seems too easy to bring so much benefit, but I assure you it’s worth every bit of energy you can focus into it. The rewards are beyond measure! It seems hard to practice, but it’s not – it just requires willingness.

This year, let’s have REAL relief from the pain in our family relationships. I’ve seen so many people in my Masterful Living Course transform and heal their family relationships in the most miraculous ways. They blow my hair back with the shifts and changes that they bring forth through using the tools and practices we share in the class.

So often, we want relief from the suffering, but we think that changing our circumstances will be the thing that brings relief. It’s not. The relief comes from moving into our heart, dropping the judgments, and being compassionate with ourselves and others.

Our willingness is valuable! We’re purifying our mind of the thoughts that cause our suffering! How wonderful is that?

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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Don’t Give Up

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Don’t give up before the miracle. When the going gets tough, and it seems like things just won’t go your way, it’s so tempting to give up and go into self-medication, despair and depression or yet another distraction. Don’t we all already know that?

A Course in Miracles tells us that all doubt is self-doubt.

When we place our trust and faith in the ego, there will ALWAYS be doubt. It’s actually that simple.

Lesson 77 of ACIM is “I am entitled to miracles.”

A miracle is when we shift our mind to the Holy Spirit’s way of thinking and away from the ego’s thought system of lack and limitation.

7 is the number of truth.
77 is a master number (double digit number that repeats itself like 11, 22, 33 are all master numbers) and it represents freedom of expression.

The 7th day of the week is the day of the Seventh Ray, which is the Violet Flame of Freedom and forgiveness.

Do you notice how everything is working together – and that everything in this world is symbolic. The invisible is speaking to us all the time. We are never alone.

Part of the Lesson 77 practice is:
I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I want only what belongs to me.
God has established miracles as my right.

When it’s tempting to energize a grievance, then, in essence, we’re giving up on God. Let’s deepen our practice today and instead of giving up, let’s remember that we’re entitled to miracles.

I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I am entitled to miracles.
Grievances are nothing I want.

I choose Love and gratitude as my spiritual practice today and every day.

My spiritual practice heals my life!

Consider joining me – we start in 14 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2018.

I have two free Masterful Living Preview classes:

Relationship Healing and Harmony

and

Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money

Register now, and get the downloads now. It’s also an opportunity for me to discover some of what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st.

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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The Key To Having More Time

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Part 1: Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs
Part 3: (You Are Here) The Key To Having More Time

This is Part 3 of a 3-part Series.

As we all know, there’s the decision that we make and actually keep and then there are the empty statements and promises that have no meaning except to keep us stuck in the ego.

When we keep our word, and honor our decisions we are tapping into Power.

I decided to really dedicate myself to being loving and that changed my life. The decision was not just a wish or a hope, it was a commitment.

I had lots of lapses and transgressions, but I didn’t give up on my goal because I had made a decision that I was going to live a life of Love.

As I said in Part 2 of this series, A Course in Miracles tells us that our success – in whatever area – is all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past.

Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past. Our challenges re-present the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past.

The decision point has come back again so we can choose again, and this time we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom.

Again, it’s about the decision. Our decisions are a point of power for us.

Let me tell you about a conversation I had with one of my dear friends recently. We were talking about next year – which is only a couple of weeks away!

I asked him, “what’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year in 2018?”

My friend knew the answer right away.

It was about tackling an issue he’d been avoiding. If he could do that, it would help him in his business (and his personal finances) in about 10 different ways.

His particular issue is something that we’ve talked about no less than 25 times in the last three years. It’s something that has really bothered him, and until I asked him that question – he didn’t realize how much this issue was disturbing his Peace.

When he saw that, and saw what a difference it would make to his ENTIRE YEAR, that was an mind-opener.

And because he’s such a good friend and I’m a professional spiritual counselor, we talked a bit about what the core issue really is, and then I said, “why don’t you just get that handled right away. So, we don’t ever talk about it again, and you can free up all that energy to live how you’d really like to live.”

He immediately took action and by the end of the day had hired someone to help him and had a plan to resolve the issue. Just like that.

We didn’t spend a lot of time trying to understand the issue, where it came from, and the root cause. He simply decided that it was a non-issue from now on. He was ready to have the healing. He was willing to take inspired action.

Whenever we’d talked about it in the last few years, my friend had said the issue was about time – he didn’t have enough time to focus on it and resolve it. Sometimes it was about money, and not wanting to pay to get it resolved by an expert. So, he was procrastinating.

Isn’t that what we do?

We drag our feet about taking the steps to do the things that will actually improve the quality of our lives and we have all these excuses.

It’s all B.S. (belief system).

All the delays and dysfunction of excuses are all related to the same thing. And it’s not rocket science, but it IS deeply rooted.

It’s an issue almost all of us are working with, but many of us aren’t working on it directly. And that’s why I offer the classes I do, so we can all become as willing as my friend and have our breakthroughs and stop delaying our happiness.

This is why I have so much to share.

Because I’ve learned methods that work in supporting people to be willing and to have their breakthroughs, change their minds, have their healing, and put the painful patterns of the past behind them so they’re not continuing to repeat year after year. With a little bit of support my friend decided not to repeat the pattern that he’d been stuck in for years.

It’s so beautiful when I see someone make that decision to do something different rather than continue managing and coping like they’ve been doing for years.

My friend’s decision will change not only his life but also his family’s lives, in many ways. Because he’s taking better care of himself, his family will see and feel that and they’ll learn from it too. He will be more lighthearted all year next year because he’s made this choice out of Love for himself.

Because people keep repeating the past instead of learning from their experiences, they begin to feel like they’re wasting their lives. And that’s a painful place to be in.

I used to feel like I didn’t have enough time, energy or money to live the life I desired. I felt really stuck in that mindset. AND I felt like it was happening to me.

Like my friend, I reached a point where I saw what I was doing and I was willing to make a decision to re-prioritize my happiness and put my happiness at the top of the list.

So let me ask you, “what’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year next year?”

If you know what it is, do you have a plan to do it?

If you don’t know what it is, would you like to have a plan to figure it out and then actually do it, releasing all resistance and reluctance and having your breakthrough?

So many people think that they’re not living the life they desire because they don’t have enough time, energy or money. And that thought is really limiting and, quite frankly, for most of us, it’s overwhelming. And that’s the point.

The thought of lacking in all three areas: time, energy and money, is so debilitating that most people just don’t know what to do so they just carry on managing and coping. We feel certain we’ll fail so we don’t even try. It all just seems TOO BIG for us to handle.

But it’s not true. Spirit doesn’t know anything about failure.

It’s about tapping into the power of Spirit and that’s something I know a lot about.

I’d love to help you prove to yourself that you can tap into the Power of Love to live a life that’s truly fulfilling.

I like to share step-by-step methods that have been proven to work. I’ve seen them work even with people who are so reluctant that they’re convinced they’ll fail. Spirit is so powerful!

I know what it takes to have a breakthrough, and I know how to bring on a breakthrough and that’s what I’d like to share with you in my class this week Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.

My class is my gift to you – please come and bring your questions.

Right now, when there’s so much to do AND a lot of emotional triggers happening, this is the time when we can easily forget all about ourselves. It’s a time when we can get so distracted that we don’t realize until February that we don’t have a plan for the new year, and we’re just repeating the past again.

In my class Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money I’m going to share with you some real tools and tips you can apply now to set you up for a great year next year.

And I’m also going to share about my year-long Masterful Living Course, so that you can follow through and make 2018 a breakthrough year for you!

Register here now for Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Part 1: (You Are Here) Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs
Part 3: The Key to Having More Time

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series.

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life.

I talk with a lot of spiritual students and this thought is SO common.

In fact, a lot of us, once we begin to REALLY understand that it’s our stinking thinking that has caused all the problems we have and that we’re not now, nor have we ever been, a victim, that’s when we can sometimes start to feel very judgmental of ourselves.

When we fall into self-judgment like that, it creates a spiraling down effect that is very painful. It often leads to self-medication, distraction and depression. For some, it can make them want to give up all together.

Now, check this out:
One of the most distracting ego thoughts we have is that we don’t have enough time.

Ego is always in limitation, of course,
because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.
EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.
Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

So, we find ourselves in this stinky sandwich.

We’re stuck between two STRONG beliefs – on one hand, we’ve wasted our gifts and talents (just like the Prodigal Son) AND on the other hand, we don’t have enough time, energy, money, and resources.

Stuck between these two intense beliefs is where most spiritual students spin around for a VERY long time feeling confused and discouraged, managing and coping with their feelings.

I regularly talk with folks who’ve been in that spin cycle for 20 or more years.

And the crazy thing is, many of them, are actually secretly convinced that it’s because there’s something wrong with them.
That they’re in this stuck place of intense confusion because they’re not good enough.

So, then what do they do? (… and BTW, I did it too, that’s how I know so much about it!)

They start looking for a magical solution rather than a miraculous one. Yup. Most of us go down that road.

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

Magic is when you think the solution is in the world –

Example: I’m thinking I can heal my financial issues with more money instead of opening to the flow of Abundance and Prosperity.

When that’s my thinking, I’m convinced my problem is IN the world, and so the solution is IN the world.

But haven’t we all experienced (again and again and again) getting more money only to have it slip through our fingers because our consciousness isn’t abundant and prosperous?

We all have our versions of this experience. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us – it just means we’re still thinking with the ego mind set of lack and limitation.

I’ve seen folks who’d been studying ACIM and New Thought teachings for many years, but never REALLY applying the teachings – even after decades – and they don’t even know it.

I’ve known spiritual teachers, who’ve been teaching for years, who don’t believe what they teach and are still looking for a magical solution to their “problems.”

They don’t know that they’re deluding themselves because their focus is on collecting more information. Collecting information makes them feel smarter and better. It’s like a big showy, glow-in-the-dark band-aid on their belief that they don’t have what it takes.

But collecting information isn’t healing – it’s just a big distraction.

They “know” these teachings backwards and forwards and can “quote scripture,” but there’s still a great sense of disconnect and lack. And many times they can’t admit it, because their ego is so identified with being the perfect spiritual student.

It’s kind of like this:
You feel sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so you’re reading lots of books, listening to CD’s, watching videos, and talking with lots of people about how to get in shape and restore your well-being and vitality. You study for years, but you just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? You know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but your health hasn’t improved after decades of study. Get it?

Just like I did, these spiritual students keep their focus on trying to find some magical key, some kind of teaching that they can learn, some kind of code that breaks through the mystery – but the REAL key is hiding right there in front of them and they don’t even see it.

Have you heard the stories about when the Europeans first showed up on the shores of the Americas in their tall ships and the indigenous people couldn’t see them because they didn’t recognize them?

They didn’t recognize them because they had no concept of them. Because they had no concept of ships like the Europeans had, they couldn’t see them.

And that’s what happens to us. We don’t have a concept of ourselves as healed, perfect, already whole and complete. It’s just an intellectual idea that we repeat without really knowing.

The keys to spiritual awakening are right there in front of us, but we’re looking beyond them for something with more razzle dazzle. We can’t quite conceive of the healing that’s possible for us, no matter where we are in our journey. So, instead, we’re looking for some kind of magical solution that someone is going to GIVE us, rather than SHOW us.

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

And, quite frankly, having a real desire to know the Truth that sets us free is required. The desire is the fire that melts away the blocks to our miraculous healing and breakthrough.

With a little bit of sincere willingness, we can start to see what has been right in front of us all along – which is REALLY exciting – in fact, there’s nothing more exciting! It’s thrilling to discover that like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we have had the key all along. And that’s what I Love SO MUCH.

I love being able to join with other spiritual students who have that little bit of willingness.

Together we can stop looking for the solution in the world.

The answer becomes within reach – the mystery starts to be less mysterious.

And finally the healing truly begins to happen at the mind and we can see the ship in the harbor and we can sail it home!

It’s extraordinary, and even mind-blowing, how fast we can break down the blocks that we have clung to for many decades.

Spirit doesn’t fail – it doesn’t know how to fail.

When we know HOW to live a miraculous life, then our heart’s desire is not only possible, it’s within reach!

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2, tomorrow, I’ll share how I moved out of thinking the key was outside me to finding the key to the kingdom within. It’s this discovery that profoundly changed my life – when I became willing to live a truly miraculous life.

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Depression

Friday, December 8th, 2017

This time of year that can be a lot of talk about sadness and depression. Old hurts are coming up to be healed. It’s not fun, but it’s still of great benefit to us. Let’s make the most of each healing opportunity that comes our way so that we don’t have to repeat them again.

Some people live in places where it gets quite dark by the winter solstice, and the light starts to return. That darkness can seem to lead to more sadness. It’s an external invitation to turn inward and find the Light inside – where it’s always been and always will be.

In this late autumn time, let’s harvest the Wisdom from our challenging experiences and release the pain of the past. Release that which no longer serves. One thing that I had to release – and I’m so glad I did – is that I was really into the “specialness” of my moods, attitudes, and drama. I felt so special because I felt so misunderstood. It was a reason for existing – or so I thought!

“When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” (A Course in Miracles, Chapter 14, Section IV, This Need Not Be – Paragraph 5)

It can seem that the world has got us into that state of lack and limitation.
It can seem that things are being taken from us.
It can seem that what we want we do not have, cannot have, and will never have.

Appearances are all symbolic of our beliefs, and our past.
Let us heal the mind that believes in lack by identifying with our spiritual identity – which lacks in nothing – it IS that inner Light. Our true identity’s very nature is unlimited good. Let’s identify with our expansive Self, the I AM that I AM rather than the small selfish self that is only an illusion.

I AM that great I AM. I AM the Light. I AM the Love.

If you’re feeling depressed, and feeling far from being Light and Love, know that it is your willingness to choose another thought that is your healer – count your blessings – Love and gratitude is the spiritual practice that heals. Call upon the Mighty I AM Presence to show you the way and just be willing to be willing to see that you truly are already as Holy as Holy can be.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years, and sometimes, a decade or more. I believe you can, too.

Healing habits that are the cause of depression and fear is a major part of what my Masterful Living Course is all about. My 2018 Course begins January 1st! (Registration closes January 11.) There’s such a Joy that breaks out when people are practicing releasing the shame and the fear together and encouraging each other.

Year after year, I’m impressed by how much healing is possible when we’re willing to let the Higher Holy Spirit Self be in-charge of HOW the healing happens. Our job is to ALLOW the healing. Our job is to call it forth, receive and accept it. Let’s get to it!

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Patience & Faithfulness

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Perhaps you’re like me and you’ve felt impatient and eager for your spiritual growth to really take off. In the past, I SO often wanted progress to come in leaps and bounds. I was usually in a hurry to move forward and away from where I thought I was. Now, I know where I am in my unfolding awakening is precisely where the richness of life is. The richness always used to appear richer where I was headed.

Now, I know so much more about how to activate the healing and expansion that I desire. I am so very grateful for every bit of insight and healing that I experience.

Vincent Van Gogh is, quite possibly, my all-time favorite painter. Vincent had studied for the priesthood and had a profound desire to know God fully. I absolutely loved reading the letters he wrote to his brother, Theo. Vincent understood the nature of creative progress, he wrote, “To make progress is a kind of miner’s work; it doesn’t advance as quickly as one would like, and as others expect, but as one stands before such a task, the basic necessities are patience and faithfulness. In fact, I do not think much about the difficulties, because if one thought of them too much one would get stunned or disturbed.” What words of Wisdom! His dedication and devotion to his personal progress is so clear in that statement and I bless him and love him as my teacher.

When I thought as a newbie thought then, I imagined that progress came in the leap to my next “a-ha” moment. I set my intention to be masterful. Masters understand that true progress comes when we learn how to incorporate the leap into our life. It is in learning how to embody the leap that I grow, not in the leap itself. Aspiring to be masterful, I witness that my progress is in absorbing into my daily practice what I’ve learned during the last leap. In this way, the path to mastery is a staircase of leaps and embodiment.

Think of Vincent, laboring diligently to express the passion that he felt for life, color, paint, and without much encouragement, little appreciation, he stayed true to his course. He has inspired millions and is considered by many to be the greatest artist ever to have lived.

With every error I’ve made, I’ve learned something valuable that is part of my progression into mastery and I’m grateful for the learning that supports my growth. Although I frequently make mistakes, my walk is one of continual progression, and for that, I am very grateful. In my ever-expanding conscious awareness, I share the benefits of my learning with all beings, and so every mistake and every bit of progress moves the entire world in the direction of Peace. For this awareness, I am so very, deeply and humbly grateful.

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Letting Go of Lack

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

I really struggled with lack for a very long time. Like a lot of people who were born at the end of the baby boomer generation, my parents who were raised by people who lived through WWI and the Great Depression and were deeply affected by it.

I remember my grandfather telling me that when he was a child he helped his mother with her work. She took in laundry to help feed my grandfather and his sisters because his father had deserted them and they struggled to make ends meet. At times his mother was sick and it was very hard for them. He grew up mostly not having any shoes. Shoes were a luxury for them in the hills of Kentucky. You can imagine how deeply that affected him.

I recall my grandfather telling me that one day his mother sent him to the store to get a some cornmeal and some flour and some salt. She gave him a nickel to make the purchase. It was all the money that the family had. One nickel. And he was so afraid that he would lose it and his mother and sisters would starve because of him.

I cannot even imagine what growing up in that, but with his mother’s Love and his own giant heart, he left, school and the family at age 12 to go out on his own to earn money for the family. My nephew Mikey just turned 12 last month. It’s amazing to think of how strong and resilient my precious Grandfather, Walter Thomas Hadley was.

When I was a child he was a bit gruff at times. I remember being about 6 years old and running around his house barefoot. He and my grandmother had wonderful wall to wall carpeting which was luxurious and I loved that they had such a big house to play in with my cousins.

I remember my grandfather yelled at me because I didn’t have any shoes on and it frightened me a bit. Why was he yelling at me to put on my shoes? The house is warm and the floor has carpeting and we’re in the house? Why do have to put on shoes? What did I do wrong? It didn’t make sense to my little girl mind.

I found out later that it upset him to see his barefoot granddaughter running around because, unlike his six year old self, I had shoes. We could afford shoes. I should wear my shoes. Children who don’t have shoes go barefoot, but children who do have shoes wear them. My bare feet were an affront to the decades of his laboring to provide for his family and see that we have enough.

My grandfather was what they call “a Self-made man.” He was successful in business as a salesman because he understood how dear people’s money was to them. He also was a dedicated tither. He and my grandmother gave so much money to charity they were frequently audited by the IRS for suspicion that they weren’t telling the truth about how much they gave. They had to go down to the IRS with a box of cancelled checks to prove they’d really given that percentage of their income away to charity.

My grandfather used to say “the money you give the church costs you nothing.” That was his tithing philosophy. At the end of their lives, my grandparents were multi-millionaires and I know it was because of their generosity.

And still, when I’d go to the store with my grandfather late in his life, even as a millionaire, he was looking for the early-bird special and the day-old bread, the 50% off on the dented cans, because he remembered very well the time when he literally didn’t have two nickels to rub together.

I feel honored, blessed and grateful to be part of the generation that’s undoing the pain and suffering our grandparents experienced in poverty and living through two world wars and the great depression.

As we undo the lack and limitation consciousness of so many before us we are setting all humanity free. For me, the most basic practice is to be aware of when I’m feeling fear based on lack. In that moment I can realize that I’m believing something that is false and I can give whatever it is, known or unknown, to Spirit for healing. We let the Higher Holy Spirit Self do the heavy lifting.

In truth, there is no lack or limitation in God. It’s not God’s nature. Spirit is unlimited, unprecedented, and continuous eternal abundance and prosperity. That’s our true nature.

Our willingness to let the past go is the thing that brings the change in the circumstances of our life. Let’s practice today and every day!

Thank you!

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Feelings

Friday, December 1st, 2017

It’s intense right now for a lot of people. We see it in the news and we can feel it in the day to day. Things that don’t work anymore are falling apart so that there can be more Peace, Love, and Joy in our lives. When we’re not willing to let go of dysfunction, it starts to implode or explode in order to keep us from stagnating.

Sometimes, the intensity of the unhealed patterns in our mind show up as a surge of fear first thing in the morning or the last thing at night. It feels to me that there’s a real collective shift that’s going on – I’d venture to say we can all feel it. For those of us who are willing to wake up and be focused on being a truly helpful and loving presence in the world, we can really make a difference right now.

How?

Strengthen your commitment to not ruminating on what you don’t like and what you don’t want. Right now, resist giving any energy to what feels upsetting – but don’t deny or repress your feelings unless you’d like to keep the drama and the trauma continuing.

It’s not easy sometimes, but it’s SO valuable to simply be present with yourself.
Our feelings are incredibly valuable.
They help us to realize what’s true and what’s false.
Pain is a wrong perspective.” A Course in Miracles, Lesson 190

Notice your feelings.
Stay alert to your feelings.
Your feelings indicate where your thinking is focused.

If you don’t feel peaceful, notice what you’re thinking about and hand it over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. There’s truly no value and only difficulty when we try to go it alone. You can stop managing and coping with it and simply open your mind to the most loving choice. It will become clear to you, trust Spirit to show it to you.

It WILL be revealed to you and that will bring you new insight, new support, plus relief. Learning to trust Spirit leads to a deep and healing faith. The practice of trusting Spirit and trusting Love to be the best choice is SO worth it!

A Course in Miracles tells us that, “an untrained mind can accomplish nothing.

We’re in a mind training.
It’s not easy.
It often doesn’t feel good.
It can feel excruciating at times.

Our Willingness to choose Love is the only pathway to higher ground, and fortunately, it ALWAYS leads us to higher ground. There really isn’t another choice, is there?

Healing habits that are the cause of fear is a major part of what my Masterful Living Course is all about. My 2018 Course begins in just a few weeks! There’s such a Joy that breaks out when people are practicing releasing the shame and the fear together and encouraging each other.

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Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

As I reflect this Thanksgiving morning, waiting for one of my favorite events – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – to come on television, I’m grateful to be grateful.

I am grateful for YOU, my precious Prayer Partner!

This year, I have a lot to be grateful for, and while I can make a list of things to be grateful for, the very best part of my life is the people in my life. Each year, my relationships strengthen and I become more free to truly Love without guilt, blame and shame like I was sharing about in my radio show last week.

I am so completely not perfect at relationship yet. And yet, I am so grateful that I can recognize my connection with my brothers and sisters and embrace everything in this dance of life with more ease and more grace.

Believe it or not, one of the most challenging things of all for me is simply clear communication. It’s very challenging to have Clarity in a world where most of us are still interpreting things through the lens of the past. So often in my relationships, and so often in counseling others about their relationships, all the upsets are so evidently a result of people not actually listening to each other. The projects of our own mis-beliefs block the flow of Love every time.

Yet I rejoice because, every day I notice that I have a greater capacity to communicate more clearly.
And I rejoice because that’s what life is for. It’s about the discovery of our true identity as perfect Love and it IS happening in our hearts.

I am so grateful that every day I can learn to Love more fully and I do.

I am grateful that when others are triggered, I don’t have to join them and react.

I’ve learned to stand in the power of Love to bring our Love boat to the shore of right relationship. I put the Spirit in-charge and I call the angels. I do the same thing when I get triggered. It works so well.

People ask me, “How do you remember to Partner UP?”

At first, I learned to remember because I didn’t like how I felt and I wished to do something to help myself.

Now, I Partner Up, because it works. I know the power of it. And I Partner UP instead of suffering because I wish to Love myself and make my life more beautiful. I am so grateful I can look at my daily errors without attacking myself, but choosing to be grateful that I can experience more Freedom because I’m learning from my choices and not punishing myself anymore.

I am so grateful for the Higher Holy Spirit Self leading and guiding us all, whether we know it or not, whether we believe or not. I thank God that our beliefs, no matter how intense they are, cannot actually damage us in anyway at all – they can only teach us.

I am for my increasing awareness of the truth in this human experience.

This is one of my favorite teachings of A Course in Miracles, from the Workbook Lesson 183:

I Call Upon God’s Name And My Own

“God’s Name is holy, but no holier than yours.
To call upon His Name is but to call upon your own.
A father gives his son his name,
and thus identifies the son with him.

His brothers share his name,
and thus are they united in a bond
to which they turn for their identity.

Your Father’s Name reminds you who you are,
even within a world that does not know;
even though you have not remembered it.

God’s Name cannot be heard without response,
nor said without an echo in the mind that calls you to remember.

Say His Name, and you invite the angels to surround the ground on which you stand,
and sing to you as they spread out their wings to keep you safe,
and shelter you from every worldly thought that would intrude upon your holiness.

I am so grateful that I can call my Creator’s name and the angels to come to help me. I don’t ever have to struggle alone unless I’d like to. I can call a million angels to help me and there are still plenty to help everyone else. I love that.

Angels cannot intercede without our request.

Give an Angel a job and call them to help with shifting your feelings and your thoughts. Ask for assistance in being more loving, kind, generous and patient. Ask for help with speaking truthfully. Ask for assistance in releasing the judgment and extending compassion. This works so well.

Isn’t it wonderful that we can be grateful for all this love and support. The more we ask for it, the more we will experience and the more we will know that we are so profoundly loved by all that is and by our Creator. Knowing this, we can then be of service to the Light with our whole life.

So much to be grateful for.

Rainbows of Love and Light from my heart to yours!

Gotta run! The parade is starting!

BTW – I’ve written so many Daily Spiritual Espressos about gratitude and the connection to Prosperity and Abundance and the effect on our relationships. In case you’d like some extra support this Thanksgiving Day!

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Go With God!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Today is the biggest travel day all year for people in the United States. Tomorrow’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 wackadoo 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.

For other people, this may be the last Thanksgiving that they’ll have with their loved one. I remember when I knew it was my last Thanksgiving with my precious Mom, that plane ride and the journey to be with my parents was unforgettable.

We don’t ever know what others on the road are going through. We may have this one opportunity to be of service to them and make their way easier by blessing them and sending the angels with them.

These are precious opportunities. Let’s maximize the footprint of Love in our journey today and everyday. In extending Love in each moment, we make each day a journey in Love.

Via con Dios!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised just over $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

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Gary Renard’s New Book

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Gary Renard, the author of Disappearance of the Universe, has just come out with a new book.  I feel that Disappearance of the Universe is an extremely valuable book that really inspired me.  For many people, it’s a wonderful way to understand A Course in Miracles.

Gary’s books are provocative, informing, inspiring, and funny!

His latest book is The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other.  I’ve only just started reading it, but I had to tell you about it!

Gary’s new book *explores six of the lifetimes in which Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in700 B.C.

If it calls to you, I encourage you to check it out – here’s a link to look at or purchase the book from Amazon.com.  Click now to see the book: The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other: A History of Mighty Companions

We do tend to incarnate with the same people again and again.  Which is all the more reason to focus on healing our relationships and not taking the negativity into the next lifetime.

Since guilt is a major issue for people in their relating to others, we’re going to be looking at that today on my radio show.  I feel so strongly that the healing opportunities in our relationships are extraordinary now, and it’s the thing for us to focus on.  Please join me live or get the download!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships.

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

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Choosing to Be Pain Free

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Until you prove it to yourself, it’s hard to imagine that we have the ability to heal all of our own pain and suffering. In fact, we have to ask ourselves why we wouldn’t wish to heal all our pain, but many people don’t actually wish to heal the pain. That might seem crazy to you, but it’s a very common experience.  I’ve seen it so often.

I understand it.  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 in pain is our only choice.  And yet, deep down, most of us know it’s not true.  It’s the craziest thing in this world!

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?

FREE CLASS:  Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships.  When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you.  They’re SO simple and yet they have a profound effect.    You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships and that feels so good.  You can stop playing small, and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships.  Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Revenge

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

One of my all-time favorite teachers is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  and he is so clear about revenge.  It makes sense.  He was a true student of Jesus.  They knew the power of forgiveness to transform not only the life of the person who seems to be attacked, but also the life of the attacker.  After all, we are united.  When one is lifted, all are lifted instantly.

Dr. King warns us that the opportunity to seek revenge will come, and when that moment arrives, not to take it.  He advises to go the other way and have a profound healing.

Revenge, it’s been said, is a dish best served cold.

The implication there is * that if you hold onto your murderous thoughts, and let them ripen into your plots of anger, attack, and anguish, that it’s far more satisfying.

It’s only satisfying to the ego for a moment – and that’s NEVER worth the price.  Ever.  It’s a meal of broken glass and metal shavings.  Avoid it at all costs.

The temptation to exact revenge can be so strong at times.  It’s the ego at it’s worst.

Fortunately, there’s an antidote and it’s making a clear decision that you are worth more than being the ego’s puppet.  Your life is more than an investment in empty and pointless imaginings and expressions of bile.

My invitation is to look at all the littlest choices for revenge that come up in your life, in your heart and your mind, and give them all away to the Higher Holy Spirit.  Instead, dedicate yourself to being free and loving yourself fully.

Instead of revenge, let’s choose Unity and dissolve every thought of revenge ever had by anyone at anytime.  That’s a far better use of our mind and our life.  It’s about Self-Love and Self-compassion.  It’s about not torturing ourselves and choosing healing instead.

Let’s focus on something real and let the false ideas and resentments die from lack of attention.  Let’s make our relationships a goldmine of goodness.  Spirit will do the heavy lifting if we allow it!

FREE CLASS:  Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships.  When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you.  They’re SO simple and yet they have a profound effect.    You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships and that feels so good.  You can stop playing small, and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships.  Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Relationship Hell to Relationship Healing

Friday, November 10th, 2017

One of the MOST distressing thoughts we have in our human experience is the thought of being separated from the people we love – and we often do it to ourselves.

Because people don’t do what we wish and think they should do, we think that someone doesn’t love us, and therefore, we need to walk away from them, cut them out of our life, and end the relationships. Ugh. This kind of thinking causes much distress, and it’s so common.

It’s all part of  the ego theme and pattern of separation from Love showing up in our mind and then in our relationships. If we believe it’s real, we start to see separation and lack all over the place.

Many people ask me about how to know when it’s time to end a relationship. This is something that comes up a lot around the holiday time of year.

I have learned this:

ALL of our relationships are eternal because we are eternal beings.
And, because we’re One with everyone, there’s no way to really end them.

That would only be something that we could experience in our identification with a false, separate self.

Our relationships don’t have an end, and in truth, they don’t have a beginning.

We are One, together, eternally.

Given these basic facts, trying to end a relationship or even worrying about the end of a relationship, isn’t helpful or productive.

Instead, we focus our mental and emotional energy on simply being loving. We give the management of our relationships to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and look for the loving choices. This is what works and heals.

There are times when our relationships seem to ebb. The tide seems to go out. Like they say, “People are in our life for a season or a reason.” Instead of grasping, we can allow the ebb and flow of the appearance and hold in our heart that the ideal is unfolding and making itself known. We can think we know what the ideal is, but if we’re not in Joy, then we don’t know, and we’re imagining something less than perfect.

It’s not so easy to give the Higher Holy Spirit Self control of our relationships when we cling to believing we know how things should be. They may shift and change in ways that the ego does not like at all. And in this, we can have a HUGE healing. All healing is welcome.

I am so grateful I can choose healing.
I am so grateful I can give the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW to make it happen to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.
I’m so grateful I can allow the healing and set myself free!

FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Help Us Shine the Light!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

We’ve embarked on a first-ever fundraising campaign to Help Shine the Light.
Our goal is to raise $50,000. to invest in growing the community and helping more people to apply these beautiful principles to their lives.

Here’s my exciting news!!

We have some generous folks who are inspired by our mission and have promised to match ALL contributions up to $25,000. if we can raise the money now.  WOW!
YOUR gift will be matched dollar for dollar if you give NOW.  With your help we can meet our goal of $50,000!  How cool is that?

Here’s the link to use now:

https://www.powerofloveministry.net/donate.html

The mission of Power of Love, a non-profit ministry, is to offer a loving community to folks, such as yourself, who yearn to get out of their heads and into their hearts.

Through the ministry’s classes, workshops, professional trainings and retreats, focused on forgiveness, building faith, affirmative prayer, relationship healing, spiritual counseling and compassion, we lead people from the intellectual study of spiritual principles into the moment-by-moment of living these principles and improving the quality of their lives.

We’ve proven that by joining together, having simple tools and practices that work, remembering to laugh and Love, the miracle actually happens.  We open our hearts and minds to Love’s Presence.  We begin to recall that our true identity is Love.  We begin to let Love lead us.

Sometimes, I wish I could tell you specifically about the people I connect with who tell me they were on the verge of killing themselves, but then “something” (Spirit) led them to listen to one of my prayers, or watch a video, or listen to a free class.  And from there, they began to have a Ray of Light, and then they took a class that we were offering at no cost, and then they started listening to the radio show, and then they started studying ACIM and – boom!  Now, they’re helping others.  This happens on a regular basis.

People who were on their own, feeling lost, confused, helpless, hopeless, depressed and ALONE, so alone, found a community of like-minded souls through our many ways of sharing at no cost.

Together, we can definitely improve our ability to offer support, and together, we can reach many more people who never even heard of ACIM.  After all, with what we’ve done so far, we’ve reached people in over 100 countries!
You’re a VITAL and IMPORTANT part of this movement to extend Love to our brothers and sisters, and you can help us provide more support to more people all over the world, so that they, like you, will be inspired to share and to Love.
Here’s what we’re investing in:  Many seek to find a life of Love and happiness, true spiritual connection.  Many invest years of seeking with the intellect, studying and reading, without finding a shift in their heart.  For some, it leads to discouragement and even hopelessness.  Folks can feel the miracle of Love calling them, but they feel unworthy.
Yet, with tangible support from a community of like-minded souls, people transform their lives, their relationships and even their workplaces because they feel inspired to truly live the teachings rather than study them.  Their living demonstration inspires everyone around them to be more kind, loving, and generous.

What will your investment allow us to achieve?

  • We can offer online A Course in Miracles study groups – yes!  We can build this!  Imagine what a difference that will make to people who have NO ONE to talk to about these teachings.
  • We can develop minister and teacher training courses to support more people around the world
  • We can improve the ministry website to help more people get easy access to our materials – we’re giving wonderful tools and classes away – let’s get them to more people!
  • We can share these gifts with more people from around the world in discovering the value of A Course in Miracles, affirmative prayer, spiritual practice, and forgiveness through these offerings.

If you had any thoughts at all about making a tax-deductible contribution this year – now’s the time, so we can receive the entire matching grant!

Would you please consider making a contribution to help us support more people around the world?

Your donation makes it possible to expand Power of Love Ministry to better serve those who have a strong inner calling to be of service too and live a deeper spiritual life. 

We wish to thank you in advance for being a part of this expansion.  Together, we support all who wish to be a healing presence in their life and in their community in order to make the world a more loving place for everyone.  Together, we are:

Creating Capacity to Transform More Lives

All boats rise on this tide of Love!

Thank you!

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Capacity

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

One of the things that I am most grateful for is my ever-growing capacity to handle my own emotions and other people’s emotions with grace and compassion.  There was a time when people were SO disappointing to me.  I used to feel so bothered by people – to the point where I was in a near constant state of agitation or disappointment.

I made a conscious decision to increase my capacity to have compassion for others which naturally increased my self-compassion.  Compassion is loving understanding which is an expression of Love.  Love is the healer of the mind that labors in vain.

For me, it has been so gratifying to be able to develop a capacity to have more compassion and to be more generous.  Being generous with kindness, compassion, and patience has naturally healed my self-esteem.

As A Course in Miracles teaches us, “to have, give all to all.”  When we have Love and extend it to others, we are lifted by the Love into a higher vibrational life of miracles.

One of the early steps for me was to consciously increase my ability to be patient.  Practicing patience really did help me to Love myself more.  Catch this:  I didn’t realize it, but allowing myself to be upset, worried, angry, ashamed, or blaming was inflaming my heart and mind.  It was generating destruction and suffering – and that simply wasn’t being kind to myself.

The more I learned to be compassionate with others, the more I had the ability to be compassionate with myself.  This was deeply healing to me.

Before, when I flew off the handle at every little thing, deep down, I felt like an idiot.  I judged myself intensely for being so intensely judgmental.  Ugh.  It was the part of my life that I lived on the hamster wheel of non-stop judging.

Fortunately, I did eventually learn from my pain and suffering.  I’m glad that part of my life is over and now I can share the benefits of my learning with everyone.

If handling emotions and emotional intensity are challenging to you, I encourage you to make the decision to have the goal to be unbotherable.  Decide that you will practice developing the capacity and imagining yourself already there.  Here’s where you can give the Spirit the heavy lifting.

Developing capacity to Love, to be patient and kind, improves the quality of every minute of your day.  It is completely worthwhile.  Spirit will guide and carry you, if you’d really like to.  Now is the time of our awakening.  We’re simply saying, “Yes,” and being willing.

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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Full Moon Healing Today!

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Have you noticed the energies intensifying lately? Are you feeling squeezed? Do you have a greater desire to let go of the habits that block your happiness? Have you been thinking about how you can deepen your spiritual practice and be more dedicated? I can feel this shift of energy happening in me and in others around me.

We’re also coming into the holidays and the end of the year, and that’s a signal and a trigger for the next new phase we’re entering into. Everything that’s happening in the visible and the invisible field of energy is offering a tangible opening of healing for us in being more our true selves!

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held, and carried in our spiritual awakening. Of course, if you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shift and change, you may still be feeling an intense amount of pressure to give up what no longer serves. What we don’t surrender with grace, sometimes gets taken from us.

Whether we like it or not, there’s no way around it, now is the time for us to give up what doesn’t serve and to get with the awakening program. If we’re not actively, gratefully accepting it, it will feel like pressure, pushing and prodding us. Fortunately, the blocks to Love don’t help us, so we can immediately begin to feel so much tangible benefit when we release them to Spirit for lifting and shifting.

If you’re feeling called to release things in the world of form, remember, the main thing we have to do is release the attachment to people, places and things. Once we release the attachment then things can naturally align in the most loving way.

Last night, we went into a full moon! I thought I’d share with you a really simple and, for me, powerful and healing ceremony you can do on your own or with friends. Do it today or tomorrow while we’re still in this full moon energy.

Full moon represents the time to harvest the learning we’ve had and be grateful for it. We can also harvest the learning we’ve rejected. Anything we’ve been holding in resentment, regret, hurt, blame, or shame can be brought to a harvest of the learning through our willingness.

It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift that turns the tide of upset is to be grateful for things as they are. Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel, and know more clearly the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives.

Now is the time of Harvest! When we’re actively harvesting the learning from our experiences, we don’t have to repeat them! It’s just like when we learn how to do anything, we don’t have to keep repeating it once you get it. When we keep having the same repeated experiences then it’s a sure sign we’re rejecting the learning and believing that the meaning we’ve made of things – our interpretations – are correct.

If we’re still upset about something that happened, we’re not correct. The upset is the Divine alarm clock going off to let us know that our thinking is incorrect and can be corrected. It’s that old, “would you rather be right or happy?” It’s your life, you choose.

Full moon is for releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves. To me, it’s about purification. It’s about celebrating that I can let go of the burdens, the negative patterns and suffering of the past.

Full moon is also a fun time to have a ceremony.

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes! Today or tomorrow, gather loved ones, friends, and family to make it a Harvest & Release celebration!

I always begin with being clear about why I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to release what doesn’t serve me.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write out what no longer serves and is being released. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally. No pressure on that. Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written in – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – release it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace, or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and Clarity, Purity and Joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling is.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

I’m offering a free class on Relationship Healing & Harmony on Tuesday – please plan to come join me live and bring your questions. Please invite a friend and plan to listen to the recording together and discuss for extra benefits. And if you see my posts at Facebook about the free class – won’t you please like and share to help spread the benefits?

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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Rewards

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The ego often responds to a system of rewards and punishments.  The ego’s ideas of rewards are often quite skewed.  For the ego, sometimes seeing someone else fail can seem to be a reward just as someone else’s success can feel like a punishment.

The ego is backwards.  The ego lives in a world where things seem to be the opposite of what they truly are.  No wonder life can feel so confusing!*

When we make the commitment to Partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self then it is so much easier to discern what is true and what is false.  It’s so worth it.  Would you wish to invest your precious time and energy in what’s false when it only leads to feeling like a loss and a waste later?  No, of course not.

Our willingness to stay focused on the truth, and discovering the truth brings tremendous rewards.  These are the natural rewards.  These are the rewards that really matter:  more Peace, more Love, more Joy.  And that’s just the start.

Let’s discover all the rewards of living in Spirit, and living inspired.  Let’s choose a path of healing.  This is the highest and best path and it’s the path with all the power – the power of Love!

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

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!

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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Releasing Attachments Today

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Yesterday, in Masterful Living, we were talking about letting go of attachments because we know that attachments keep us from living the life we truly desire.

Buddha taught us that all attachments cause suffering without exception.  We are done with suffering.   Although, we all remember when we thought that we had to manage and cope with suffering, we’ve come to recognize that suffering is optional.  Suffering is a choice.  And it’s not a choice we wish to make anymore.

The shift to an ever-increasing life of Peace comes through our consistent willingness to recognize the opportunity to give an attachment to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.  That’s what I call, “Giving the Holy Spirit the heavy lifting.”

I find that it’s extraordinary how much healing we can experience when we’re willing to pay attention to when we feel the hook of an attachment.  Attachments are really noticeable in the form of irritations, frustrations and upsets.  These spikes of emotion are an indicator that we have some attachment that is coming up for healing.

It’s astounding to me how much my life has changed through the release of attachments.  Incidents that used to really bother me don’t happen at all anymore.  Upsets that would drag me off track and take a lot of time and energy, leaving me feeling depleted, stupid, wrong, and bad don’t even happen anymore.

How cool is that????

I feel so grateful that I can increase my sense of expansion and connection with Spirit EVERY SINGLE DAY by releasing the attachments that come up for healing every day.  Instead of cursing them and feeling that I’m stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day, repeating the same old annoyances and difficulties, I have come to realize that each challenge is an opportunity to improve my life.  I love that!

Now is the time for us to get with the spiritual program of Love and Light that is calling us to a life of Peace and Joy!  I’m so glad we’re doing it together!

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, online, or in writing!  I love it!  We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work!  Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see!  4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question!  Join me live or get the download later.

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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God’s Teacher

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!

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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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!

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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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!

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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