Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Not My Monkey

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Thanksgiving time brings up memories of my upsetting past family gatherings and the difficult times we went through just relating to each other and trying to be loving. There were so many times when I wanted to give up on everyone in my family and go off on my own.

That desire to give up and get out is so common. It was so strong in my mind. My go-to reaction so often was not fight OR flight – it was fight THEN flight … and often, I had the thought, “I’m never coming back here again.”

I just had to give myself the right to run away in order to keep from doing it. And, in my mind, I would often shut people out and be so petulant, like a child. Now, when people act that way around me, I can have a great compassion for them, even though I don’t like it.

I feel grateful that I’m feeling in my heart an ever-increasing spiritual maturity. I used to put SO MUCH pressure on myself to have a level of perfection in my daily activities that really was of no value at all. It just made me uncomfortable. When I didn’t meet the standard, I’d be so angry with myself and then I couldn’t stand that, so I’d project it out on to others and blame them for how I felt.

I’ve come to understand that blaming others for how I feel is a very slippery slope to unhappiness. Happiness comes from taking 100% responsibility for how I feel with ZERO blame. It’s a good habit to get into.

Yesterday, I was talking with my BFF, Laurie, and we were talking about how to mentally and emotionally deal with the craziness one observes in life. She said that she’d recently learned a phrase that was helpful to her: “Not my circus, not my monkey.” It really made me laugh.

It’s good to laugh rather than be angry. I’ve tried it both ways and I prefer to laugh. A Course in Miracles tells us the that every problem we have is because we forgot to laugh. Now, it’s time for us to remember to laugh.

Perhaps when life strikes you as crazy, and you feel the choice between anger and laughing at the absurdity of our attachments to our judgments and opinions, you can remember that it’s not your circus and it’s not your monkey.

We are perfect Love. Harmony is our natural state.

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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!

In case you missed it – grab my 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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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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Love Substitutes – Recognizing & Eliminating Them

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Last week on my radio show I was sharing about Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships. It’s holiday time and for some people that means, “here comes the guilt!” I encourage you to listen to it before your next family gathering.

Today on my radio show I’ll be sharing about Love Substitutes – Recognizing & Eliminating Them. Love substitutes are ALL OVER our lives, and they block the flow of actual Love because we hold onto them as attachments.

In my experience, all distractions are also attachments. Attachments are the cause of suffering. So, distractions cause suffering – there’s motivation to release them!

Let’s start by at least eliminating the simple distractions that have the least amount energetic attachment and gain some momentum to give us MORE motivation.

One of the simple distractions that keeps us from our goal of waking up are thinking that other people should do things differently.

How do I really know what anyone else should do?

How can I possibly know what their learning curriculum is?

I tell myself, “until I can see through all directions of time and space, I don’t really know what anything is for, but I’d like to know. And I’d like to know ASAP. In the meantime, I’m willing to trust that everything is for my good.”

I used to put a lot of energy, emotional upset into thinking others should do things differently. It would come up so intensely at holiday times.

There was NEVER any sense of fulfillment, greater happiness or Peace that came from ruminating about what other people should or shouldn’t do. It was 100% an investment in distracting myself from being loving and waking up. PLUS it upset me, so that made it a form of self inflicted unkindness to entertain it.

What kind of crazy is it that would I would go out of my way to judge what others are doing only to feel upset by it without any chance of actually bringing benefit? COMPLETELY crazy!

Do you have enough motivation to stop investing in thinking about what other people should or shouldn’t do yet? If not, then partner UP and invoke Spirit to show you the way. Our willingness is all that’s required.

We have the opportunity to be that fulcrum point of healing in our families – let’s truly BE it and be truly helpful this Thanksgiving!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Love Substitutes – Recognizing & Eliminating Them.

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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Kindness

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Sometimes, the last person we’re kind to is ourselves. One of the most unkind things I know of is to live in a stew of resentment.

When we’re stewing in resentment, it’s one of the most unkindest things we can do to ourselves. I know. I became a world-class expert at it. It’s so completely not the best use of our life force.

Here are some of the consequences of stewing in resentment:

  • It doesn’t feel good – we’re only punishing ourselves with holding onto negative energy;
  • It takes us out of the flow of Love and goodness;
  • Because we’re focused on lack and limitation, we’re less available to receive and be prosperous;
  • We are reliving the injury and making it worse;
  • We’re focused in the past;
  • Secretly, feel kind of stupid for being so spiritually immature (hey, I’m just keeping it real here); and
  • It lowers our self-esteem. Yuck!

We can start again whenever we choose. The Self-loving thing to do is to give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the resentments to handle for us. After all, as ACIM teaches us, we don’t know what anything is for – except it’s for helping us to be more loving.

We’re here to be the perfect givers and receivers of Love. It’s Thanksgiving time. NOW is the time for us to step up and do our very best.

I’m inviting you to please do a SELF-forgiveness letter (from my How to Get Over It free workshop) before you go home for the holidays, if you think there’s the slightest chance you could end up spreading your resentment on your loved ones this year.

Don’t let the opportunity for your healing pass you by.

It’s really a matter of SELF-kindness. People ask me all the time, “How can I have more Self-Love?” The answer is to not mistreat ourselves.

Holding onto resentment is like holding onto something that’s biting you and poisoning you. It’s not kind to yourself to do it.

So, then people ask, “HOW do I get rid of the resentment?” It’s about true forgiveness, which is letting go of the meaning we made of it. Our interpretation is what is causing us the pain. We’re doing it to ourselves.

That’s where the Self-forgiveness comes in.

There’s just no benefit at all to stewing in resentment. It’s an old, old self-destructive habit that we’re here to help eliminate. This Thanksgiving, let’s shine the Light of Love and teach only Love, for that is what we ARE!

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 a bit more than $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!

In case you missed it – grab my 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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Worthiness

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

I have come to really like the word, “disciple.” It comes from the Latin word for follower, student, learner. I notice how closely the word disciple resembles the word, “discipline.” Discipline can mean, “to punish,” but it can also mean teaching.

I’ve come to learn that a disciple understands the value of discipline in the form of being able to stay focused on Love and the objective of spiritual awakening.

The ego has it’s own disciplines that keep people conformed to trying to appease an insatiable need. That surely is a punishment.

What interests me is to be watchful for the opportunities to extend Love and to heed the call to Love and be loving. The ego is a trickster and will often instruct us to withdraw or withhold Love.

The ego determines who is worthy and who is unworthy of Love, and yet, the ego knows nothing of Love. Following the ego’s commands about Love surely leads to discipline that is a punishment. It is a block to Love.

As we’re approaching the holiday times, let us realize that the time to extend Love is always now. The time to withhold Love is never.

Because we’re one with all, when we withhold Love we are truly only cutting off ourselves from the flow of all that is good, and healing and helping us to remember our true identity. If we withhold Love from someone we withhold it from ourselves – there’s no way to punish someone and not be punished ourselves.

In my lifetime, I’ve experienced the great suffering coming from following the ego and disciplining myself to be fearful and watchful of others – placing my trust in the ego rather than Love. It’s taken great willingness and a Divine Discipline to become a disciple of Love’s way. In this Divine Discipline, I have found Peace.

Love is our way. It is our natural way. Love is what we are. Let’s embrace what we are and realize that if it’s true for us, it’s true for everyone. This is where our understanding of our worth comes from. It comes from our willingness to Love without grasping, needing, or wanting.

Through our Divine Discipline of Love without conditions, we are healed. Love is our healer, and in our family, we can take the lead through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the release of the blocks to Love. Where there’s more Love flowing, there’s a healing happening.

Let’s claim our healing and share it with everyone! Every act of Love and kindness is a healing balm for all. We change the world with our choice to forgive and open up the floodgates of Love.

All boats rise on the tide of Love.

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!

In case you missed it – grab my 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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Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Thanksgiving is a holiday here in the U.S., and it’s also a form of spiritual practice. Learning to be grateful, truly grateful, even for the most difficult and challenging parts of our lives is a powerful spiritual practice that busts up fearful and limited thinking.

In 1997, I was still new to meditation. I had been meditating only for about 11 years. I went to a Good Friday service at Agape in Los Angeles. It was a day of meditation and prayer offered in the sanctuary and people were coming and going all day. I drove over to Agape to steep myself in the Good Friday energy of healing with prayer and meditation at my spiritual community.

I took a seat in the darkened stillness of the Agape sanctuary and I turned within to meditate and connect with Spirit. A few minutes later, I could hear the slight sounds of someone coming in and sitting directly in front of me. After about 30 minutes or so, I opened my eyes to look around, have a stretch and I saw that my minister, Rev. Michael Beckwith, was the one sitting in front of me. I recognized him immediately as he had been my teacher for several years.

What I also noticed was that he was sleeping. He had his head leaned forward and the movement of his breath and his head were the clear signs of someone who was having a nap sitting up. And I rejoiced. I did an inner victory dance. I was so grateful.

I was so grateful because at that time I was finding it still so difficult to meditate and have a quiet mind. I was still falling asleep in meditation. I was still so distracted in the stillness. There was stillness in the room, but my mind was moving like the Indianapolis 500. Vroom, vroom, vroom!

I was so grateful because I believed this: If my teacher was sleeping in meditation at church, then I wasn’t so bad.

I was grateful because I felt that I wouldn’t always be at the place I was, and I was glad that I was beginning (after 10 years of meditating on and off) at the place of feeling that I couldn’t have a complete inhalation or exhalation without an intrusive thought.

I was grateful precisely because I was starting at the very bottom starting point and I knew that I wouldn’t stay there. I KNEW I would make progress. And I knew that someday I would teach meditation and I would be able to say, “When I started, I couldn’t take a breath without a thought. When I started meditating, my mind was like a barrel full of hungry monkeys.”

And I knew that when I would eventually teach meditation, and share about where I started from, people would relax and feel more comfortable because they were starting in the same place as me, and because I didn’t stay there, they might not either.

And that’s Thanksgiving without the turkey.

What if you flipped your opinion about yourself, or someone else, the way I did? Instead of feeling like a lost loser, or a failure, what if you celebrate the growth that’s unfolding and claim your spiritual destiny of awakening awareness?

Let’s keep our eye on the prize and know that wherever we are, we’re still headed in one and only one direction – awakening and enlightenment. Let’s focus on what’s unfolding rather than what has been. Let’s be thankful that we’re spiraling upward together.

Gratitude lifts our vibration and helps us to see, feel, hear, and know more clearly. That’s where we place our attention now and we’re grateful we can choose to be grateful!

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 about $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!

In case you missed it – grab my 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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Increase Your Spiritual Success!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

One surefire way I know to increase your spiritual success is to make your spiritual practice something you do all day long in every moment of the day.  It’s tempting to tune out and go unconscious – to vegetate or simply unplug.  What are we unplugging from?  God?  Life?  The flow of Love?  The world of insanity?  Let’s be clear about it.

I can remember how excited I felt when I realized that every moment offers a healing opportunity.  I began to consciously choose to look for opportunities to practice patience, kindness, generosity, and stillness.  I began to look for my opportunities to smile at people, to say something kind and complimentary, and it was as if I discovered all these ways to give myself a sweet gift again and again, throughout the day.

I also began to stop myself from being rude, unkind, belligerent, and all the other kinds of attack I had in my bag of tricks.  It felt so good to replace being unkind with being helpful.  I felt so grateful that I could change so many things in my life so quickly!

My many spiritual success helped me to change my mind about myself.
I began to feel more and more worthy of Love and goodness.

I began to feel happier and more lighthearted.
I dropped the weight I felt in my heart.
I discovered the Light that was always there.

I started to have a secret smile.
I knew I was onto something.
I was feeling the Joy of being loving.

Each day affords us so many opportunities.
What’s even better is to have spiritual community and Prayer Partners to share it with.

That’s why I love to bring people together to experience more of our true identity, which is naturally loving and kind!  Spiritual success is ours now, we don’t have to wait!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is picking up!  We raised close to $1,000 yesterday. Thanks to generous donations from beautiful people!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised close to $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go.  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. Please click here now to make a contribution.

In case you missed it – grab my 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.

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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Your Loving Support

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Lion King has that wonderful teaching about the circle of life.  There is definitely a circular nature to giving and receiving.  I used to feel strings were attached to everything someone gave me, and that feeling of owing wasn’t something I liked, so I decided not to receive much.  I began to close off from receiving and limit the flow of good.  I became a poor receiver.

It took me a long time to learn that everything I receive, I receive from Spirit.
Everything I give, I give to Spirit – and that’s the circle of life that makes sense to me.

One relationship that God is having with itself by means of us.
If we are good and gracious givers and receivers then we’re in the flow of Love, and all of our needs are met by Spirit.

When we start to try to control and manipulate the flow, lack and limitation are close behind.

One of my favorite practices of being in the flow of Love is * giving in a myriad of ways.  And that’s why we have a steady stream of free offerings at Power of Love Ministry.  We give and give and give, because I feel Spirit gives me so much that I am inspired to give continuously, too.
It’s been just about nine days since we embarked on our first-ever fundraising campaign to Help Shine the Light. We have some beautiful and generous folks who are inspired by our mission and vision and they’ve promised to match ALL contributions up to $25,000. if we can raise the money now.  The operative word is “now.”
We only have until December 4 to raise $25,000 in order to receive the $25,000 matching.  Please help us to reach our goal!.
December 4 may seem like a long way off, but it’s only 23 days.  It’s a busy time of year.  Thanksgiving is next week!  My birthday is the week after that! And then we’re at December 4.

We’re at about $8,000 now, which is great, but if we don’t raise the $25,000 we won’t get the full match 😞.

Here’s what I’ve seen over the last 10 years:  People come into the free classes, listen to the daily prayers, and listen to the radio show, and they tell me over and over again that their lives are profoundly changing.  Their relationships are really improving, there’s more Love in their lives and it’s very noticeable.

While I’m so happy to donate my time to many worthy causes, it still takes a staff to support all the technical aspects of having a global ministry that offers so many free things.  To be able to reach people with a free class takes money.

  • Your donations really do make it possible for us to tell more people about our free classes.
  • Your contributions make it possible for us to offer more free classes.
  • Your donations make it possible for us to transcribe the radio shows and the prayers so that the hearing impaired can participate, too.  Our transcripts are a Godsend to many people for whom English is a second language.
  • Your contributions make it possible for us to give partial scholarship to classes and support people who are on a pension, social security, or disability  – and these are often people who aren’t able to get out much. So, being able to participate in classes gives them a community of like-minded souls.
  • Your donations make it possible to do so much for many people all over the world – this is how global change occurs – by supporting people in deepening their spiritual practice and connection with God.  This is how we get to a spiritual tipping point for all beings!

Our free Living A Course in Miracles classes have helped so many people learn about A Course in Miracles and become inspired to pick it up again or open it for the first time.  Isn’t that wonderful?
Our goal is to raise $50,000 to invest in helping more people to apply these beautiful principles to their lives.
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

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 for 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’re:

Creating Capacity to Transform More Lives

All boats rise on this tide of Love!
Thank you!
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Guilt and Revenge

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Yesterday on my radio show, I was sharing about how guilt is so insidious and it infiltrates our relationships in ways that we don’t even have a tiny part of a clue.  Ugh!!  And I also shared some clear ways to get that trash out of our relationships!  Please make a plan to listen!

This holiday season, I’m on a mission to support us all in experiencing more Love and being in the flow of Love.  Love IS Wisdom and intelligence.  Love is the very essence of intelligence.  When we’re * in our loving hearts, living from that loving space, we’re SO smart and clever and clear.  Let’s go there and stay there.

What takes us out of that Clarity of our loving heart, or even worse, prevents us from ever getting there, is little tiny expressions of guilt.  If we ONLY focus on getting those blocks to Love out of the picture, then of course, we’re going to have more Love flowing all of the time.

Believing that others are the cause of our upset is just one of the many ways that we keep ourselves on a hamster wheel of playing small and living in lack and limitation.  It’s amazing how quickly we can heal that habit when we put the Higher Holy Spirit Self in-charge!

I’m inviting you to please listen to my radio show from yesterday on Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships

Of course, my show is totally free for the download right now.  And in case you don’t already know, the easiest way to get the downloads of my radio show is through the podcast.  Click here to get the podcast now – or – you can get it easily with your podcast app on your smartphone or tablet – just search for Jennifer Hadley – and look for this icon here:

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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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!

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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Relationship Resistance

Monday, November 13th, 2017

I used to resist my relationship breakthrough opportunities again and again.  I was having my own disappointing “Groundhog Day” experience and it wasn’t funny at all.  It was intensely discouraging for me!

I’d feel paralyzed to make the change I knew I had to make to have a breakthrough.  I’d let so many healing opportunities pass right on by.  Now, I’m grateful for my painful past experiences, because I learned *so much about what it feels like to be stuck on an UNmerry-go-round of my own making.

What I recall now is how I would repeat the same painful experiences and then be mad at myself for not having the ability to see the opportunity to do something different.  The meaning I made of it at the time was that I was stupid and there was something so intensely WRONG with me.

I even began to feel that I was addicted to the behaviors that led to my unhappiness because it felt like I couldn’t help myself.  I felt so inept at times.  It only increased my self-judgment.

I was constantly thinking that I had to figure it all out and it felt like it was completely beyond my ability.  I thought I had to work in form, push density, and MAKE things happen to heal my relationships.

It took me so many years to find the better way.  As soon as I figured it out, the healing began happening.  Phew!

My class last week on Relationship Healing & Harmony was designed to share with you some of the key things I learned through all my difficulties.  My intention is to be truly helpful in offering these clear and simple tips.

If you have relationship issues, this is the class for you and it’s up right now for you to listen to on replay, and download.  We even have the transcript for you.

I know so many people who are telling me about their relationship challenges. Those challenges, ALL challenges are the opportunity to have a breakthrough to healing. Are you resisting or are you willing?

There were 5 clear tips I presented in my recent class. Now is the time to really bring on your breakthrough. If you’re willing to be led and guided Spirit will show you the way!

Do you have any upsets in your relationships? Now is the time to rock your healing!  It can make such a difference for you and your loved ones and truly improve the quality of your relationships – ALL of your relationships will benefit from applying these simple tips.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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Family Freak Out

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Why does our family always seem to push our buttons?
Because they installed them.

That’s the joke. It’s funny, and I can laugh about it, but it’s not actually true. I’m the one that installed every button. Every single one.

As I’ve been preparing for my class on Relationship Healing & Harmony, I’ve been thinking about being with my family for Thanksgiving this year.  And I’m so aware of how much things have changed in my family from how they used to be.

I’ve had some pretty painful Thanksgivings in the past, and I’ve learned from my unloving choices.

I’ve learned that when my buttons are being pushed and I get triggered into feeling upset that this is my answered prayer.

That might seem crazy. How could feeling upset be an answered prayer?

Well, when we’re triggered, or even when an old unpleasant memory comes into our awareness, this is our opportunity to, “choose again,” as it says in A Course in Miracles.

ACIM tells us that whenever we’re in pain, we’re looking with a wrong perspective.  Our mental and emotional pain lets us know that in the past, we made a wrong decision about life, ourselves, Love, family, whatever it is, and the pain is the reminder to choose again. I call the upset, “the Divine alarm clock,” going off to let me know that I have an opportunity for healing.

The thing that I actively did that changed my life so much was I made a decision to transform the upsets into a healing opportunity. I decided to train myself to choose again. I decided to learn to recognize the sound of that Divine alarm clock and not hit the snooze button, but to use it to wake myself up.

For years, I found that the holiday times with my family were when I got triggered most. Old hurts and wounds were coming up for healing. I decided to make the most of my healing opportunities and not let them keep passing me by.

Every upset was my Higher Holy Spirit Self placing in front of me the opportunity to choose again. I could choose to be offended and upset again, or I could choose to have a healing. It was always my choice. I was never a victim. I began to have so much healing and so much RELIEF from upset by being grateful for the upset and choosing my healing.

I was able to share my healing with everyone in my family and everyone in the world. I love that.

Why waste one more minute being annoyed or hurt? Give it up to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Don’t allow yourself to get on the pain train anymore. It’s an act of Self-Love to make a new choice.

When the upset comes, say this:

“Higher Holy Spirit Self, please take this upset, this thought, this belief, this opinion or judgment out of my mind. Whatever it is, known or unknown, heal it back to the root source so that I never experience it again. I’m done with the painful past. I’m only interested in being loving now. Please share the benefits of my healing and expansion with everyone. Let all beings who have this upset have a healing now.”

When we’re really more interested in healing than we are in being right, then the healing happens. It just takes that willingness to be loving rather than needing to be right.

Whenever you feel upset, you can be happy instead – take the healing opportunity and share the benefits with everyone!

Think about it: I’m doing my healing for YOU, you can do your healing for ME, and together we can remember we are ONE and ALL pain and suffering will end!

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 I recorded yesterday:

Relationship Harmony & Healing
Click here to register and get the download!

Joining with others speeds our sense of healing and strengthens our sense of Unity – that’s 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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Prosperity & Relationships

Monday, November 6th, 2017

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

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

Prosperity isn’t just Abundance.
Prosperity is about thriving.
It’s about having a strong sense of well-being.

Prosperity is feeling good about yourself and your life.

And Prosperity includes things like having good digestion and being able to get a good night’s sleep.  It includes feeling like you’re in the flow of Love and Light.

Prosperity is directly tied to forgiveness.
Honestly, I find it difficult to imagine how anyone could actually feel prosperous and be holding onto resentments, grudges, and hurts.

All relationships require forgiveness.

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

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

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

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

And that’s why I’m offering my free class tomorrow – my Relationship Healing & Harmony class.  I’ve got some simple tips that really help increase the Harmony and healing in our relationships – and that naturally leads to more Prosperity.

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

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy, healthy relationships, my Prosperity increased.  I’m not the only one.  It really does work.  Please join me tomorrow in this free class and bring your relationship questions!

This free class tomorrow is also a preview for my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2018.  And I’m making a special offer in the class tomorrow.  Just an FYI.

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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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?

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Intensity

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

We continue to be in a time of great intensity.  It’s absolutely clear to me that the intensity is going to continue.  The pressure we’re all feeling is the pressure that forms the diamond.

We’re returning to our natural pristine state of awareness.

The pressure we feel is to help us to let go of attachments, cravings, aversions, and addictive-compulsive tendencies.  If we cling to playing small, it’s going to be painful.

Let us not play small anymore.

We are lifted and carried when we ALLOW Spirit to take the load.  Let’s not attach our minds to thinking it’s hard, or difficult, or dense.  It feels quite intense at times, but there are NO levels of difficulty in healing in the illusion.

We stay focused on expanding into living as our true Self, teaching only Love.

Staying firmly on track with a vision of Love and healing requires the fire of DESIRE.  It’s the fire of desire that burns away our complacency and despair, the hopelessness and ambivalence.   It’s the fire of desire that burns away the attachments to playing small.

Spirit will do ALL the work of our awakening if we allow it.  Our job is to call it forth and ALLOW it.

We don’t have to figure out HOW.  Simply, allow.  Don’t give up, give it UP!
Let’s focus on what we’d like rather than how to make it happen.  Let’s ALLOW Spirit to do it FOR us.

One life. One Love. One Will.
God’s Will IS our will, for we are One with our Creator.  

God’s Will be done in our hearts and minds on earth as it is in Heaven!

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Guidance Activation

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Do you prefer information or insight?  One thing I know about the ego is it’s always seeking to collect more information.  Many spiritual students, myself included, can get hung up on collecting information.  I’ve learned the hard way that information isn’t healing.  Love is healing and only Love is healing.  I’ve allowed myself to be so distracted by collecting information that, in the end, was completely useless to me.

It’s important to know what the motivation is – is the motivation to end your suffering?  To feel better?  To gain something?  I’ve learned that  none of those things can actually be accomplished by gathering information.  There’s no amount of information that has ever been healing to me.

The ego is constantly in search of data to prove someone wrong or right and that is a completely useless pursuit.  Spirit already knows everything.  OUR Spirit already knows everything.  That knowing is our access to True Wisdom.  Accessing Divine Wisdom clears the clutter of our mind.  Accessing Divine Wisdom is healing – and it’s always available to us!

Here’s the three step process that changes our life:  Ask, Listen, Follow.

Ask for guidance.
“Listen” (or sense) the guidance.
Follow the guidance.

All the energy that I used to put into collecting spiritual information, I now invest in “ask, listen, follow” to support my becoming more awake, aware, patient, and kind.  This is what brings me benefit AND Joy!

Do you find yourself searching for information when you don’t even need it?  Do you have stacks of books that you never bothered to read and that you feel if you did someday read them they would somehow help you be more spiritual?

I used to collect books and information, but not anymore – I’ve realized it just doesn’t serve me.  It actually weighs me down.  Lots of information can be like clutter in the mind.  I’m interested in clearing my mind and by focusing on Love I’m able to do that!  Phew!

When the ego is driving your spiritual practice, it seems like information is helpful, that’s when it’s MOST helpful to put Spirit in-charge!

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Healing the Fear

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A friend of mine, who is a life coach, sent an e-mail out with a list of fears that people might like help with.  It’s a really good list.  On the list are so many fears that I used to have – fears that really used to bother me, upset me, and motivate me to do all kinds of things; some of them helpful, and some of them not.

The list of fears is:
1. Fear of Rejection – worried what others think of you
2. Fear of Success – not sure you can keep it up if you do make it big
3. Fear of Failure – it’s better not to try than fail
4. Fear of Intimacy – do you stop yourself from getting close?
5. Fear of Loneliness – eat, drink, binge watch Game of Thrones, repeat
6. Fear of Loss – can’t bare to love because one day they will leave
7. Fear of Change – you only feel safe when things stay exactly the same
8. Fear of Being Judged – what will they say if you do, wear, think like that
9. Fear of the Unknown – the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t
10. Fear of Not Being Good Enough – deep down you’re afraid this is really true…
What I know to be true is this:

Behavior modification is not the method for healing the root cause of any of these fears.

Love is the method for healing the root cause of ALL of these fears.  Self-Love is the fastest path to healing.

Love is what we are.  When we consciously choose to invoke the Higher Holy Spirit Self to help us remember our true identity, then we’re gently led to the ways in which we can release all attachment to the false identity.  When we release the blocks to Love, then Love is what is revealed, and our perfection is clearly visible.  Forgiveness is the way to release the blocks to Love.

In yesterday’s radio show, about the rewards of choosing Love, I shared this from A Course in Miracles:

“… the Holy Spirit is part of you … He is both God and you, as you are God and Him together.”  T-16.III.5.

There you have it.  Jesus is telling us that the Holy Spirit is part of us.  The Holy Spirit is both God and us, as we are God and the Holy Spirit together.

Oneness.  Unity.

Our willingness to accept it is all that’s required.  This is our healing.

The Holy Spirit, who is part of us, will do the heavy lifting of figuring out how we can release all fears.  We can relax and simply begin to choose Love and willingness.

The healing is happening now.
We don’t have to ask how.
Our only task is to stay focused on how we can extend Love.

And that’s why I do what I do, because I enjoy extending Love and sharing about it.  I love when we join together for our healing.  I LOVE IT!  It’s always amazing and always beautiful.

Joining with others speeds our sense of healing and strengthens our sense of Unity – that’s 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.

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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!

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No More Dread

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Have you ever woken up with a feeling of dread? A lot of people do. I certainly have, but I can’t remember the last time because it’s been so long. Would you like to eliminate that feeling of dread from your life? Of course you would! Are you willing to look at it and let it go?

Ask yourself: *Who is it that dreads? Is it me, my true Self, or the ego?

I already know the answer:
The ego.

What does the ego dread?

In my experience, the sense of dread comes from identifying with the ego, the small selfish, always inadequate, forever lacking self. I was believing that I was lacking something and couldn’t succeed.  Dread feels like it’s not going to be good, and you’re on your own, there’s no hope.

Why would I want to get out of bed if I knew I couldn’t succeed? If I’m already a failure even before my feet hit the floor, why bother?

That belief that I can’t succeed is like kryptonite to our inner spiritual super hero.

Here’s why I don’t have that feeling of dread anymore:

I have LOVE and I know it.  I’m so clear about it because it’s my very being.

Love always succeeds.
I AM Love and LOVE IS success.
Love overcomes all obstacles.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Corinthians 13:4-8

Dread is evidence of intense opinions/beliefs coming up for healing. It’s evidence of keeping a record of wrongs and being self-seeking.

If you don’t enjoy feeling dread, choose again. Partner UP! Then choose again.  You’ll be surprised at how a simple, steady spiritual practice of being loving cures the dreads.

Instead of focusing on eliminating dread. Let’s put our attention on cultivating Joy-full anticipation.  It’s always more effective to focus on what we’d like to develop rather than focusing on what we’d like to eliminate.

We’re letting the Higher Holy Spirit Self do the heavy lifting and we’re choosing to live a life that we can love.  Yes!

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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