Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

What Forgiveness Isn’t

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Who taught you how to forgive?
What did they teach you?
How did they teach you?

Most of us were taught forgiveness from our family. And many of those who taught us taught us that forgiveness means you’re tired of being upset, and you don’t want to torture yourself anymore, but you’re never going to forget what happened. But that’s not true forgiveness. That’s fantasy forgiveness. And without true forgiveness there’s no way you’ll ever feel free and be able to stop the suffering and move on.

In order to understand what true forgiveness is, it helps to understand what forgiveness is not.

Forgiveness isn’t saying “I forgive” and still holding onto your opinions about what happened the past.

Forgiveness isn’t saying that what happened is okay and you don’t mind that it happened.

Forgiveness isn’t opening yourself to further hurt and betrayal.

Forgiveness isn’t something you can do with your intellect.

Forgiveness isn’t pretending that what happened didn’t hurt, or bother you.

Forgiveness isn’t just keeping calm and carrying on.

And most especially, forgiveness isn’t looking at something devastating and destructive that happened, labeling it bad and horrible and then saying “I forgive.” That’s insanity. It’s false just like the little child who says “I hate you” to his parent, but doesn’t mean it for one second. They’re just upset with what happened, they feel attacked, and their interpretation of what happened (that they were were attacked) justifies their retaliation. That’s the immature, ignorant and painful way of the world.

True forgiveness isn’t labeling something bad and wrong and then saying “I forgive it.” That’s self-delusion.

When you say “I forgive” and it still bothers you, then you know for sure that you are clinging to your interpretation of what occurred. We cling to our opinions and judgment, our labels of things because we made them. Again, this is what children do. They hold onto something so tightly and they project their interpretation onto every subsequent similar experience.

Like a child who goes to pet a strange dog and the dog snears, barks and frightens them. The child then makes the meaning that dogs are scary, they’re not safe, they can’t be trusted, and they can hurt you.

Here’s what true forgiveness is:

It’s letting go of the meaning you made of what happened.
It’s releasing your attachment to your interpretation of what occurred.
It’s saying that your opinions about the people, events, occurrences and everything related to this experience are not valuable to you anymore.

True forgiveness means I’m willing to say that your opinions and judgments about the past aren’t worth having. That’s how I get free – by releasing your attachment to the past.

The only way to stop repeating the same thoughts, upsets and experiences is to let go of my mental and emotional attachment to the underlying beliefs that sustain those thoughts, upsets and experiences.

True forgiveness is my decision to make Love a greater priority than my judgments about the past. It’s letting go of the past. I can’t let go of the meaning I made of the past until I realize that it’s not actually valuable to me.

Are you ready to Stop Playing Small? It’s not too late to sign up for my retreat that starts on Thursday, April 26. I’m planning a time of transformation for us!

You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing.

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of this month.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation.

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

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

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Undoing the Errors

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

There are many different kinds of errors that we make, or so it seems. Sometimes our errors are that we were unloving and unkind. Sometimes it’s simply that we weren’t very observant and didn’t notice what was going on and we made a choice that ended up seeming to work against us.

Sometimes there are errors of not being helpful, and instead being passive or withholding. So much time to make so many errors! And the aftermath is feeling stupid, bad, wrong, hopeless, helpless, guilty, ashamed, resentful, regretful, and a few more painful places to dwell.

There is an answer. There is a way to undo all the errors, and we can choose it, if we’re willing to we can actually have a healing. We can let go of the painful past. It does require willingness and it does require one of two other things.

We must either be so committed to ending our suffering that we’re willing to stop focusing on the problem and start focusing on the solution.

Or, we must be Self-loving, and care enough about ourselves to stop punishing ourselves.

Either desiring to stop the pain OR Self-Love (which often will propel us to stop the pain), will open our mind enough that if we combine it with some real willingness we can give the heavy lifting to the holy spirit. And this is the topic of my radio show today!

Let’s get out of suffering.
Let’s choose Self-Love
Let’s be done with the past.
Let’s stop playing small and open to a beautiful and bright future!
Even if you don’t believe it’s possible, you can still succeed!

If you’re a little bit willing, the Higher Holy Spirit Self will show you the way!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!
Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Undoing The Errors

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

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

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

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Emotional Intensity

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Haven’t we all learned that when we’re looking to change our ways and get out of the patterns that are so sticky, addictive, compulsive and intense that going cold turkey can be really challenging. The challenge is that we’re faced with our “stuff.” When we’re looking to really shift and clear the pattern it can be so helpful to take a break from feeding the pattern – and that will mean that your emotional attachments to the pattern will come up in your face – and that’s not easy.

When we avoid making changes its because we don’t want to deal with the emotional intensity that change sometimes brings. We’d rather play small than face the challenge. It happens to us all and in various areas of our lives.

What can be helpful is to realize that we have an inner strength that is FAR beyond our knowing – and many have rarely tapped into it. It’s ours for the asking. It comes from our Higher Holy Self and to access it we must put the Higher Self in charge. It’s a lot of surrender to the highest wisdom within us. The wisdom is not outside, it is our true nature.

Here’s a great way to access that power: I AM statements.

I AM is the name of our Higher Holy Self – We share the same Higher Holy Self with everyone – including all the great Ascended Masters. (Jesus, Buddha, Quan Yin, etc.) I AM statements invoke the higher wisdom of the Holy Self to activate and take over – Miracles come from this practice. Try it and see! Some simple I AM statements I use all the time with great effectiveness are:

I AM willing to have a healing now.
I AM is the only intelligence acting in my mind and body.
I AM the purity of Love.

We often think that the body is addicted to things – addicted to sugar, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, etc. The body isn’t really addicted, it’s the mind. So we heal the addiction in the mind – and the fastest way I know to do it is to give the healing to the Higher Holy Self.

My I AM Presence is healing, resolving and dissolving all attachments, cravings, addictive and compulsive tendencies back to the root cause so that I never experience them again. I AM willing to have a healing now. I AM grateful for my healing now.

The slippery slope is when we say, “I’m just going to have a cookie” and then a bit later we say “well, that didn’t cause a problem, so I’m going to have a few more cookies.” And then later we say, “well, I already blew it today, so I might as well have some cake and ice cream, and then start again tomorrow.”

Of course there’s nothing wrong with having a cookie because it’s not about the cookie. It’s about how quickly we give ourselves permission to venture into self-sabotage and that place of “I already blew it, so I might as well blow myself up entirely!” That’s where Self-Love comes in. When we truly Love ourselves, we’re able to make decisions that are loving and supportive.

Loving ourselves is the way to transform all suffering. For real.

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier in community. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.) We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

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

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

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Offended

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

I used to be the queen of taking offense. It’s so easy to be offended by things in life. For much of my life this was my habit. I would look for things to be offended by.

When I deepened my spiritual practice and committed myself to releasing all negativity and keep my focus on being loving and compassionate, I started to have many realizations that supported my intention to change my life.

There were two main things that I realized that were very helpful to me.

First, I realized that one of the reasons why I took offense so frequently was that it was deeply upsetting to me. In being upset, I would feel “alive.” The energy of being upset gives us the false sense of being energized and having a purpose, a reason for living. It’s a strange kind of “I’m upset, there for I am.”

Think about that. The ego is nothing. It has no power. Yet, if we take offense and get upset, it’s as if we’re taking our life-force and pouring it into the ego. The ego seems so alive and powerful when we’re offended.

If we’re identified with the ego, we need to find life. The ego has no life of it’s own. Spirit has life, the ego doesn’t. Being upset is a false sense of life.

Recognizing that I was settling for a false sense of life, instead of real liveliness, I decided to quit taking offense and replace that habit with being loving and kind.

Secondly, when offended, we can feel powerful. When we’re offended, we feel SO right. When we’re taking offense, we’re the ones who are better than whoever we’re offended by.

When we don’t have a direct sense of personal power because we’re living from the only power there is, which is Love, then we may look for some false sense of power. In which case, power OVER others (which is an aspect of being offended) will be an acceptable compromise.

Recognizing that the feeling of power over others actually makes me feel icky, and energetically depressed because it’s a denial of unity and oneness, I decided to replace that habit of being righteously offended with being compassionate.

Realizing that being upset frequently isn’t self-loving, I replaced it with being self-nurturing and focusing on loving thoughts and prayer.

I’m so glad that I saw how self-destructive the habit of being offended is. I don’t wish to take offense anymore. There’s no benefit in it for me. I’m done with it.

I’d rather focus my attention on extending Love and being truly helpful. I’d rather focus on what makes me happy rather than being upset. It’s the Power of Love in my heart!

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier in community. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.) We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

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

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

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Forgiveness & Freedom

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

If you knew, I mean really KNEW that your spiritual practice could relieve all your suffering, your pain, your confusion and any sense of limitation you had, would you be willing to place more focus on it?

I’m a big fan of writer Malcolm Gladwell. His book The Tipping Point is a great one and my favorite of his books is Outliers: The Story of Success. I highly recommend Outliers: The Story of Success to all spiritual seekers and here’s why: In Outliers, Gladwell tells us how it is that some people can be so completely OFF THE CHARTS successful. Gladwell is an investigative reporter tackling the subject of what makes some people so much more successful than others and some of the key things he discovers really struck me.

One of the main contributions to people’s success is that they have a really STRONG PASSION for their chosen field. They LOVE it. They would do it for free. And, in their passionate pursuit, in their hunger and thirst for engaging in whatever their passion is, they put in at least 10,000 hours of practice. At least TEN THOUSAND HOURS of practice.

What I realized when I first read Malcolm’s book is: I did that. In passionate search for understanding my Divinity and connecting clearly to the Oneness of all life and knowing God with my whole heart, I put in at least TEN THOUSAND HOURS of practice. In doing so, I reached a tipping point. In forgiving and forgiving and forgiving and doing all of the spiritual practices that I’ve been guided to do (mostly by Spirit, but also by some teachers in the visible world as well), I finally cleared away enough of the blocks to have a clear connection and maintain it.

When I started this practice, I didn’t think I could get to where I am in this lifetime. I didn’t think it was even remotely possible. I say that because I’d like to encourage YOU to aspire to something beyond what you even think is attainable. And I am here to support you if that’s what you’d like to do. That’s why I take time to write this blog and record the prayers every day. This is my passion!

What do you need to get to your tipping point?
It takes willingness.
It takes a hunger and a thirst for BEING the Love in your life. You must be willing to recognize that YOU are the love of your life. Underneath everything you think you are, but you’re actually not, is the purity of God’s Love.

Are you willing to let everything else go? If you are, all else will be added unto you. How cool is that?

Class starts TODAY, Registration closes TOMORROW: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

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

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

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Interrupt Victim Patterns

Monday, March 12th, 2018

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

All those victim stories and victim mind trips take up a huge amount of energy. It’s a bit like the criminal mastermind who works so hard to find a way to steal, cheat and lie to get money when they could apply that same genius capacity to creating something wonderful and achieving abundance that way. These are the crazy negative patterns that suck the life out of our life. And they CAN be healed – this I know, because I’ve proved it with myself and those who participate in my classes.

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

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

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

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

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

Interrupting the pattern makes such a difference in our lives!

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

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

Would you like support to shift your thinking, eliminate the negative patterns and improve your life? My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. More is possible than we can even imagine – truly! People are joining my spiritual bootcamp class for truly living A Course in Miracles – you can too!

Registration closes on Wednesday: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

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

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

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False Identity

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

There have been times when I’ve been counseling someone who has the appearance of being “stuck” in their story – they appear to be repeating a tale of woe and victimhood. For some of us this story from the past can feel really thick and dense and sticky.

Very often when something disappointing or painful, something upsetting and terrifying happens to us, where we feel betrayed and abused, we can draw conclusions about our self-worth and our value. The ego mind loves to interpret and make meaning of things. The ego mind is like a meaning making machine – and it’s all false! In every case where the ego is making meaning and interpreting the events of our life, it’s a story – it’s not the truth.

If you choose to believe the story the ego mind has made up, then it’s like you’ve taken it on and it becomes your prison. Literally, it can seem like you wear it like a garment. It will become to seem like it’s your identity. The false interpretation, the negative meaning becomes a false identity. It’s amazing how quickly you can lose sight of your true identity as a pure being of light and love and become convinced that you’re a completely false identity. People will stay in the story for decades.

Some people become so attached to the false identity, and so invested in it, that it completely deforms their whole life experience. You know this is happening when you are looking around your life every day gathering the evidence to support your story. If you’re gathering evidence to support why you are limited and in lack, then you’re convinced of the story.

The good news is that the Truth will ALWAYS set you free when you’re willing to believe it.

This is one of the reasons why I love stories of redemption. My own life has become a story of redemption and now I’m able to shine God’s Glory rather than continue to perpetuate the ego’s story.

The question to ask yourself is what will you choose to pour your precious life energy into:

Your story or Your Glory? Your history or your Freedom?

It’s time to choose.

Your glory is the glory of God and when you focus on choosing Love the glory of God naturally unfolds because Love is your true identity and it is always GLORIOUS!

If you choose the story and you feel the pain and restriction of the limitation and lack – choose again! Don’t look back – choose again! Onward and upward!

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

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

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Ending A Relationship

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get is about how to end a relationship. Understandably, people would like to end their relationships in so many ways: easily, peacefully, kindly, quickly, etc.

We’ve all had the feeling that we’d like to end a relationship. We’re done and we’d like to move on and not have to deal with it anymore. Enough. Sometimes its a feeling that we’d like to get away from someone, and sometimes it’s a feeling of completion.

How can we successfully end a relationship when we’re all eternally one with each other? How can we REALLY end a relationship under these conditions?

It’s a valuable question to ask ourselves and contemplate.

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed about how we’re ever going to be successful at getting out of a relationship and having it be loving. There is a way. It does require willingness.

AND it is SO worth it!

When we end one relationship badly, it just brings more of the same. I know a lot about that. Let’s put an end to this kind of pain, since we can. Let’s actually do it.

Love IS our healer
Love knows the way.

Knowing HOW to handle the end of a relationship is so valuable and that’s why I’m going to be sharing about it on my radio show today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is Ending A 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! 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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Negative Anticipation

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

One pattern that’s very common in the human race consciousness is the habit of planning for what you don’t wish to have happen. Obviously, that’s exactly what insurance is for. It’s a contingency plan in case what you don’t want to have happen happens.

Sometimes there can even be a perverse fantasy of “what if the worst happens, and then what would my story be?” It’s a fantasy, a rehearsal of the worst, or the undesired outcome.

Have you ever thought “what if?” And then started to imagine what you really DO NOT want to have happen? It’s a habit. An unhelpful habit that the ego has, so that it can prepare, control and manage our lives always anticipating unpleasant scenarios.

This was a very sticky, icky habit of mine, and I broke myself of it by interrupting it and giving the whole thought pattern to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I asked that it be healed back to the root cause so that I would never experienced it again.

I realized that I truly was only interested in being present to the moment and knowing that all is well. I really didn’t want that negative pattern.

I recognized that the old pattern of fantasizing or futurizing a negative situation that I truly didn’t wish to have happen was a mental habit I could let go of. I quickly discovered that not putting ANY energy into what I don’t desire is profoundly helpful.

I now have proven so many, many times, that keeping focused on what I desire to experience is the most effective path of living a beautiful life. I keep my attention on the deep desires of my heart: to know the Christ in my own heart, to experience consistent Peace, Love, Joy, Beauty, Wisdom, Prosperity, Wholeness, Freedom and the All Good of God in each moment without hand.

Many times, as I travel around this world, or as I’m in relationship in community and with family, I encounter situations where people are upset, frightened, angry, hurt, and so on.

I get to teach peace and harmony regardless of the situation.

I choose to know only a possible happy outcome – whatever that might be. I don’t have to figure out what the highest and best is, I ALLOW it and anticipate the revelation of it.

I stand firm in my knowing that the highest and best for ANYONE has to be the highest and best for EVERYONE because we’re one with each other.

As I go along, the people around me, who might approach with intense fear or upset, became kinder and more helpful to me and the others I’m with. I have a strong intention to be a truly helpful loving presence, and I see that it shifts the energy of those around me. I’m not 100% consistent, but I aspire to me.

I learned years ago that no matter what happens it’s for the best. As A Course in Miracles says: Everything works together for your good, there are no exceptions, except to the ego. We can see what’s ahead as threatening, or we can see it as encoded with the perfect opportunity to be truly helpful.

Let us no longer identify with the ego.

If my negative karma shows up as me having to be delayed or detained while Spirit puts me in a situation that I can be truly helpful, I’ll take it.

Most of the time I can easily realize why I’m in that difficult situation. I am here to represent the one who sent me. Realizing that I’m actually on a mission from God, I can be peaceful and patient with things as they are.

Let me now fulfill my function which is to forgive.
What is true forgiveness?
It’s an active practice of non judgment.

Sometimes things don’t go as I wish they would go and it doesn’t feel smooth. And still, I’m so grateful for the ways in which my karma shows up. Facing it, rather than avoiding it, I can more easily accept the wisdom teaching that comes with each challenge.

I thank GOD for my perfect life.

I know that everything is perfect because it was perfectly designed by me, for me, for my learning and healing and that’s what I’m interested in. All is well!

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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Forgiveness & Prosperity

Monday, February 12th, 2018

I see it happen all the time with people who are in class with me. They naturally start to be more prosperous. I feel it’s valuable to understand that Prosperity is so much more than just having a sense of greater financial abundance. That’s a small part of what Prosperity is.

When we don’t understand what Prosperity really is, it’s no wonder we don’t understand how to activate it.

Prosperity is a spiritual quality that’s part of our true identity. It’s live-streaming all of the time and available for us to express.

Where Jesus said, “seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else will be added unto you,” the all else is the full awareness of the spiritual qualities such as Prosperity, Love, Joy, Freedom, Wisdom, Harmony, Abundance, Clarity, Beauty, Wholeness and more.

Prosperity IS Love.
Love IS Prosperity.

Prosperity is a sense of well-being that comes from feeling spiritually connected.
Prosperity is a good night’s sleep and a healthy digestive system.
Prosperity is knowing that you have plenty and so you don’t need to hoard.

What I was amazed to discover for myself is that when I truly dedicated myself to forgiving EVERYTHING, then I began to have this great sense of well-being. I began to feel that I would always have enough for what I needed. Peace came over me.

Prosperity IS Peace. Peace IS Love.

All of the qualities of God are available in our awareness when we are releasing the blocks to Love through an active practice of forgiveness.

On our own, we can get lazy. I see it all the time.

Many times, in Masterful Living people resist doing the forgiveness letters. I get it.

Many are willing to work very hard to get the money to go on a trip to try to bring more healing in their life. People will put a lot of effort into intellectual pursuits to strengthen their spirituality and only end up cluttering their mind and feeling confused.

Yet, doing the forgiveness that actually works is often something people put off to another day. That’s why in Masterful Living we help and inspire each other to do the work that actually brings the healing.

And that’s TRUE Prosperity.
It gets activated when we Love ourselves enough to do the forgiveness, and all of the practices of actually being loving. It works!

We’re in it together in my Masterful Living class – if you’d like that kind of support – come join us!

Today is the last day! We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! You have until Feb 12 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2018 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2018 registration reopened
until TODAY, Monday Feb 12 only!

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.

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition!

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Regrets

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

I used to feel that I had SO MANY regrets that it was a heavy weight upon my heart. I created new regrets every day because I was so often making sarcastic and hurtful remarks to people around me. I used to intentionally say and do things to irritate and aggravate people. It was so unkind.

I used to feel compelled to be consistently agitating people around me. It was one way that I could feel that I had some power. I had the power to annoy people and to make them feel badly about themselves.

It’s surprisingly easy to poke people in a way that makes them feel worse about themselves. So many of us feel that we’re not good enough, something’s wrong with us, or unworthy that it’s extremely easy to poke them in a sensitive spot. That’s one way to control and manipulate people. It’s the way of the bully.

The bully is always attacking in order to compensate for feeling badly about themselves. Unfortunately, it just creates a more intense feeling of grasping at straws. It takes a huge amount of mental and emotional energy to maintain that behavior and it makes it difficult to accomplish much else. I know this so well.

Now, I live without regrets. Not only do I not attack people and engage in lots of sarcasm, I simply don’t wish to live in the past. The opportunity to give and receive Love is in the present moment and that’s where I feel refreshed and renewed.

If you have regrets, a consistent and dedicated practice of forgiveness will support you in releasing that habit. Self-forgiveness is the way of mastery! It’s amazing how much can be healed so quickly!

If you’d like help with that, get my free forgiveness workshop “How to Get Over It.” Invite a friend over and do the workshop together. Have fun with it!

If you’re ready to dump the old habits that drain you mentally, emotionally and physically, and replace them with habits that support you and increase your capacity for being loving and feeling connected to Spirit, come join me! We’re gaining REAL momentum this year! Join my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! This class comes with my New Year’s Reboot class and a full month of my Sacred Circle. This is my best deal all year long! Click here for more info.

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Full Moon Healing & Ceremony!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Have you noticed how much support is coming to us from the invisible? I can feel this shift of energy that began around the middle of December last year. It feels to me that those who are being very proactive about their spiritual practice and transformation are receiving extraordinary support. It feels like we’re being lifted and carried.

Everything works together for our good. There are no exceptions. 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!

Tomorrow, January 31st, there’s a full moon that’s supersized! This is a SUPER full moon, which means that it’s very close to the earth and appears much larger to us. Because it’s closer, it has a greater impact on our oceans, and on our physical bodies. Additionally, it’s a blue moon. A blue moon happens when there are two full moons in a calendar month. We have a blue moon every year because the full moon cycle is a 28 day cycle.

This full moon also comes with a full lunar eclipse – I’ll leave it to the astrologists to share what the meaning of this movement of planets is all about.

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.

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held and carried in our spiritual awakening. If you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shifting and changing, you may 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, and that’s no fun. This is why doing a full moon healing and releasing ceremony will be helpful to you.

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.

We don’t have to give up the relationship, we give up the ATTACHMENT to the relationship. We surrender, to Spirit, the needing, grasping, wanting and dysfunction.

This full moon begins around 7:30am eastern time. So, we’re already coming into our full moon period – we can call the full moon period as being approximately 36 hours before and 36 hours after the actual full moon. The lunar eclipse will begin about an hour before the moon goes full.

Here’s a 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 then 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 repeat 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.

The fullness of the moon reminds us of completion. It’s about now harvesting what we’ve learned and releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves us. 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. That’s a BIG win for us! Let’s get to it and do ourselves a BIG favor!

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, tomorrow or the next day, 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 ways to mark the occasion. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

Hey! Would you like to gain some REAL momentum this year? Join me in my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! Click here for more info.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Healthy Boundaries.

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

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Sleep Deprivation

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

People often tell me that they have issues with sleeping and it really bothers them. I used to have all kinds of issues with sleep deprivation. I used to start to panic if I thought I wasn’t going to get a good night’s sleep. I had this belief that if I didn’t get a good night’s sleep I’d get sick. Because I believed it, guess what? I experienced.

In the last dozen years or so, I’ve noticed that sometimes Spirit wakes me up in the middle of the night to pray and meditate for a couple of hours. I’ve learned to be obedient and get up and do what I feel called to.

I notice that if I get up fro a couple of hours in the middle of the night to pray, then go back to sleep around 4:30 for an hour or two, I wake up feeling just as rested as I would if I’d not gotten up. That’s how Spirit is.

The last couple of nights I’ve been waking up almost hourly to pray for a friend who is going through something very traumatic. I don’t feel the worse for wear in the morning or the next day, because the prayer is so restorative.

What’s exhausting about not sleeping well is worrying about it. Fretting is tiring.

If sleep is an issue for you, here are some things that might help you.

  • Get off your screens for at least 2 hours before bed.
  • Don’t drink a lot of liquid before bedtime.
  • Pray and meditate before bed. It’s really wonderful for your sleep time!
  • Call the healing angels to help you sleep well and wake up restored and refreshed.
  • You can always read some A Course in Miracles – reading out loud is wonderful – it recalibrate the vibration of your body, your room and everything around you.
  • Remember that ACIM says, “Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.”

Give the fretting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and rest in the arms of the angels. Count your blessings. Be grateful. These are wonderful nighttime practices that are recalibrating and healing!

Hey! Would you like to gain some REAL momentum this year? Join me in my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! Click here for more info.

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GO Time!

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who was feeling resistance to following their guidance. I used to have that challenge and it was very intense for me.

I felt guided to write and to share in workshops and classes, but I felt so much reluctance. I could feel that the energy of my spiritual potential was being sublimated rather than expressed and it felt SO UNCOMFORTABLE.

People resist following their guidance because the don’t see how the resources necessary will arrive. I know, because I felt that way too. My ego wanted to know how it would all work out before I went down the path.

I’ve since learned that it’s best to just go. It’s best to just say yes.

What is needed will arrive when it’s needed.

Part of the purpose is for us to practice placing our trust in Spirit rather than the ego. Having trust in Spirit awakens our faith. That’s part of the purpose.

Now is the time for us to leap, and to learn to trust. NOW is GO time for the light workers of the world! Spirit doesn’t know how to fail. Place your faith fully in Spirit!

Hey! Would you like to gain some REAL momentum this year? Join me in my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! Click here for more info.

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Strength

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Sometimes it feels very sticky to let something go. The very idea of letting something go can feel like a wound. I remember feeling that way. I felt that it was a sign of strength to be a grudge holder. What I learned was that it doesn’t require strength to hold a grudge, it requires a willingness to endure suffering – and that is not even remotely what strength is.

Strength is when you have the willingness to open your heart and stand in a place, committed to being Loving, while the strong winds blow. Trees are such a good example of beautiful beings that have the ability to withstand the storms of life and still keep offering, with incredible generosity, food and shelter to all who come near. I love trees for their amazing givingness.

Here’s how I learned to let go, to forgive and to move on: I learned that it’s the most loving thing to do for ME. It improves the quality of MY life.

And I learned how to forgive – once I learned that, I started to share what I learned. There is a precise formula that works. It really, really works, and it’s totally free! It’s available to everyone.

Give to Spirit your interpretations of events, let them go to Spirit for healing.

If you’d like more help with this, check out my free workshop – it’s available for you right now. I encourage you to go for it! Invite a friend over and do it together!

Click here now to get my free HOW TO GET OVER IT forgiveness workshop. You don’t deserve to suffer so you can hold onto the hurt. Give it to Spirit for healing as an act of Self-Love! That’s what REAL strength is!

Hey! Would you like to gain some REAL momentum this year? Join me in my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! Click here for more info.

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Agreements

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

One of the great pains of our life is that we don’t keep our agreements. We fail to keep our agreements with our selves, with our friends and loved ones, at work, and all over the place. When we don’t keep our agreements it can become like a dissonant noise in the background of our mind that is consistently draining off the energy that we have to be present in the moment. No kidding!

One of the great gifts we can give ourselves is to release the judgment we’re holding against ourselves for not keeping our agreements. Sometimes it can go back many years that we’re feeling like a failure because we didn’t keep an agreement we made four or even forty years ago.

To reclaim that energy is vital. We need the energy to help us heal the rest of our life. We need all the energy we have to be able to create the life we truly desire. There’s absolutely NO value in siphoning off our precious life-force in order to hold onto the regrets of the past.

The way out is through forgiveness. Self-forgiveness.

Forgiveness is as simple as releasing the judgments. Giving them to Spirit for healing is the fastest path to healing.

It is such a gift to give to ourselves, to look within and pull up these weeds of self-judgment. They really do drain off the energy that we have to heal our bodies, relationships, finances and so much more!

We all have agreements that we’ve not kept. Let’s forgive ourselves and move on!

If you’d like help with that grab my free How to Get Over It workshop – it’s really worth the time it takes! Did I mention that it’s free?

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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Spiritual Maturity

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. You can start with Part 1 – Spiritual Information – before you read this.

It’s possible to become masterful at collecting information, even information from the best spiritual sources, powerful teachers and writers and still be closed off, angry and miserable.

I used to think, “I know these spiritual principles. I’m such a good student. I get A’s on everything.” That was my ego, enticing me to stay stuck in my intellect rather than moving into my heart. The ego is always trying to figure out what the Spirit already understands. It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors formed around wild goose chases and interminable rabbit holes.

Part of what was so time and energy consuming was my obsessively, compulsively thinking about how to figure things out. I was convinced that finding an intellectual spiritual method would help me heal. I thought if I read all these books, and listened to all these classes, and listened to lots of audios it would somehow heal my mind. But I’m here to say that it does not. I’ve done the research.

There’s a wonderful teaching from the Bible, that when you come back into your heart and you’re reborn in the Spirit, then all the years that the locusts have eaten are given back to you. All the time that you think you wasted, it’s given back to you.

How is it given back to us? Because now, by virtue of moving into your heart, having self-compassion, loving yourself, forgiving yourself and everyone else, forgiving the debts and the debtors, the trespassers and the trespasses, then we can live in the moment. We can live the Love, and all that we had blocked, all the learning that we had blocked, we can now harvest it. So, it really is like all the time we wasted is given back to us.

Every single moment offers us an opportunity to do this, to return to the beginning through forgiveness. Forgiveness is a spiritual practice that brings us to a place of being able to finally learn the lessons from our errors. Without forgiveness we must keep repeating the errors.

When we don’t forgive, it’s a kind of arrogance we’re adopting that says “I think I know what everything is for, and I’ve decided it’s not for my good.

These judgments prevent us from really understanding what things are for. Which prevents us from harvesting the learning from our experiences. Without any learning, we’re just repeating the same errors and feeling more and more foolish.

When we develop the spiritual maturity of being able to forgive, release the judgment and harvest the learning comes a sweet and great gratitude for the learning. That’s one of the things that is such a key component to my life, everything that I share, and the teaching in Masterful Living.

Together, as a community, we learn to live from the heart, being loving and forgiving. It heals our whole life, and it raises up our loved ones, our co-workers and our friends. Forgiveness as a spiritual practice is just one day at a time, one moment at a time, and one choice at a time. That’s the only way that there really is to do it.

It’s a living spiritual practice of being loving. We can’t get it from a book, but we can get it from listening to each other and hearing Spirit’s Voice in each other’s voice. We can get it from being Prayer Partners together, and helping each other to release the shame and the blame.

Together we cultivate our spiritual maturity through a practice of non-judgment, and harvesting the learning. It’s amazing, miraculous and it’s deeply healing!

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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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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