Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Relationship With Spirit

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Consider this: Imagine that you’re single and you’d REALLY like to be in a committed intimate partnership with someone you adore and that you feel you’d be SO grateful to spend the rest of your life with. Let’s say that’s the deep desire of your heart.

You yearn for that clear connection with a soulmate.

And so, to get to that, you decide you’re going to read relationship books until you get there.

And you’re going to listen to relationship CD’s.
And you’ll watch videos on youtube.

But you’re not going to do anything towards actually meeting a potential mate, you’re just going to study up on it.

That seems pretty crazy, doesn’t it?

Yet, that’s precisely what many people have told me that they’ve done for most of their lives. They are learning about Spirit, but they don’t actually feel like they have an intimate relationship.

One of the most common things I hear from people in class with me is they are so grateful they stopped just studying spiritual books and started actually having an active practice and relationship with Spirit.

When you have a relationship with someone, a deep intimate relationship, you recognize their voice in a crowd. You know their vibration and you can feel them coming. That’s how it is with Spirit when we’re in a committed relationship.

Sometimes people are afraid that if they were in a committed relationship with Spirit, the demands would be too much. I used to feel that way, but consider what Jesus said according to the Gospel of Matthew:

Come unto me,
all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

My yoke is easy – the commitment is easy.
My burden is Light – as in the Light that lighteth up every man, woman and child in this world.

That sounds pretty darn good to me!
And, I must share that I have found this to be the truth of it.

The deeper I go, the greater the commitment, the lighter I feel, the easier it is.

A relationship is a relationship.
Whether it’s with Spirit or your family.
Sometimes it feels like a roller coaster ride.
Whether you’re screaming or laughing depends on your perspective.

Connecting from the heart.
Sharing time together.
That’s what strengthens a relationship.
Honesty. Transparency. Compassion.

Every day offers an opportunity.

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Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Have you ever spent the entire night sleepless, twisting and turning because you’re shattered to your core about something someone did? I have. It’s like having 3rd degree burns on the inside AND the outside.

How do you forgive, when what happened is such a blow to your heart, to your self-esteem, to your relationship? It seems impossible.

Experiences like that are so disturbing, because it is a threat to our identity. Fortunately, it’s only a threat to our FALSE identity — but we don’t know it at the time.

One of the big challenges is that we cannot truly move on until we fully forgive – and how many people know how to REALLY do that?

Life is a forgiveness adventure or it’s a forgiveness hell – you decide what it is for you. I choose adventure!

Without the ability to TRULY forgive and let go of the past, we’re preventing ourselves from having a happier life.

All forgiveness is an adventure, of sorts. The more I travel down this road of life, the more clear I am that forgiveness is the way out of all suffering, pain and difficulty. I love this life, now that I’ve learned to forgive! I never imagined I would ever be someone who could possibly say those words! WOW!

Today, I’m offering a free live, video, epic 3-hour forgiveness workshop, and YOU are invited.

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

TODAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop this weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come join me, and let’s do this work together now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s an EPIC 3-hour online video workshop.
Plan to show up.
Plan to participate.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

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Grace & Gratitude for Healing

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Have you ever felt buried under an avalanche of your own sense of complete unworthiness? I have. It’s a really intense, painful, almost burning feeling.

Our self-judgment can be so intense that it’s crippling. We believe the hype. We are convinced of the meaning we’ve made of everything, and yet, it really can lift away so quickly.

Here, in North Carolina, at the Forgiveness retreat, and now at the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive, I feel so blessed, because I get to see people let go of the past and the meaning they made of it that has been hurting them so much.

Just because we’ve been carrying a dysfunctional self-image for most of our life doesn’t mean that we cannot let go of it fairly quickly, and with Grace.

The very nature of Grace is that we can have instantaneous, pervasive and profound healing. We’re all worthy of it. What’s required is our willingness to let go of the identification we have with the past.

We must be willing to see our perfection and Beauty. It’s there, in all of us, hiding behind our self-judgment and self-attack thoughts.

The path of graceful healing is one of self-forgiveness.

I am so grateful that Grace is our inheritance. It’s given, equally, to us all!

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me this Saturday!

TOMORROW: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop this weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come, join me and let’s do this work together now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s an EPIC 3-hour online video workshop
Plan to show up.
Plan to participate.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

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Celebrate

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

I used to notice so many of my daily failures, and feel dejected and hopeless. I realized that a better strategy was to celebrate my victories.

I learned that there’s no extra charge in life to celebrate every little victory. Celebrate when you notice that you’re now able to be patient with the telemarketer. Celebrate that you’re able to be kind to the person who is belligerent. Celebrate when you realize you were compassionate with the person who seems to have no compassion. Celebrate when you make a higher choice.

I feel it’s so valuable for us to learn to celebrate when we make more loving choices. Our celebration is a recognition that we’re succeeding, and that’s encouraging. It starts a new pattern. It’s deeply healing.

I really like that victory pose with arms up in a “V” for victory. No longer am I the victim of the ego. I AM is victorious now!

I feel so grateful that we can change our minds, heal our hearts, reboot our relationships – forgiveness makes the most extraordinary healing possible, and we can celebrate our willingness to let the past go, as well as our ability to take no offense in the present moment.

Any day that we can celebrate, even a little bit more Love and kindness, is a day we’re able to have healing and be a benefit to others, and that is a day of victory! I am always victorious when I can be more loving.

The very fact that I really do have the ability to change my mind, no matter how tough things are, is a great thing to celebrate every single day!

Cheers to us! Yay, God!

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me this weekend!

SATURDAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop next weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come, join me and let’s do this work together — now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s a 3-hour online video workshop.
Plan to show up.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

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Pain Release

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

“No pain, no gain” is appropriate in our workout programs, perhaps. But, it’s not the way we wish to live our lives. Still, I’ve lived that way in the past. I’d like to gain without pain!

Yesterday, I wrote my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso about “Acceptance”. It can be so challenging to accept what we don’t like.

I remember in 2016, after the election, that people were saying #notmypresident, and I could understand that feeling. When the U.S. president is elected by the electoral college, and not the majority vote, it can feel like a blow that is hard to accept.

If we don’t like the system, we must work to change it. Complaining while doing nothing will only lead to our own feeling deprived, and falling into sadness and depression

The fact is that the majority of Americans do not feel that Kavanaugh has the temperament to be a Supreme Court justice. However, this is the system that we have.

A Course in Miracles has help for every kind of upset:
“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.

When you are anxious, realize that anxiety comes from the capriciousness of the ego, and know this need not be . You can be as vigilant against the ego’s dictates as for them. ” T-4.IV.3 & 4

We begin at the level of the mind, energizing a system of Divine Justice and Love ruling every decision, truth prevailing over ALL. Let us have compassion for our friends who are angry, and feeling abusive and abused. Let us judge no one.

Let us be the bringers of Light that we’re designed to be. This is OUR time for living our destiny. Why else would we incarnate at this time? Let us be truly helpful, and represent the One Who sent us. We’re designed to succeed. Let us not imagine failure. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

This is the time we’ve waited for! Let’s join together to Love more fully than ever before!

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me this weekend!

SATURDAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop next weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come, join me and let’s do this work together now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s a 3-hour online video workshop.
Plan to show up.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Forgiveness Provides Relief From Pain. 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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Learning Through Joy

Friday, October 5th, 2018

As I write this, the sun is rising over the blue ridge mountains, and it takes my breath away. It’s like watching a painting forming in front of you. The Master Painter puts on a show that is unparalleled. Miraculous!

I am so grateful that A Course in Miracles teaches us that we can have magnificent beauty and the greatest gain without the pain.

Pain is an old paradigm.

The invitation is to learn through Joy, rather than pain.

Pain is a motivator.
The pain is always there to push us, if we choose to grow in that way.

I cannot even begin to count the number of times that I’ve chosen to finally do something different, because the pain got too much for me. I don’t wish to do things that way, anymore.

I don’t wish to endure anything, anymore.

The more masterful I become, the lower my tolerance for pain is. THANK GOD!

The more I love myself, the more unwilling I am to suffer.

The more my view rises above the battleground, the less time I wish to spend down there. I’ve learned it’s unnecessary.

And still, sometimes I choose to learn through contrast, and I revisit it.

As the sun rise evolves, it becomes a mystical invitation to climb to a higher elevation in our view by shifting our thinking. This picture of the sun rising this morning reminds me of the beauty of allowing the Light in to my awareness, and the view from higher up is the view I prefer!

Are you aware of places in your life where you still choose to learn through pain rather than through Joy?

I’m offering a 3 part Live Video Workshop.
Please block off the time on your calendar.

That’s right – we’re going to follow up together so you’re not left doing this on your own like in the past!

Let’s ROCK these holidays and let’s do it together!

This is my gift to you – so please show up for yourself and join me.

There is no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a love offering basis.

10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm London / 3am Sydney *(next day)
Click here to learn more

With true forgiveness, we can all have a different experience in our family and our workplace ~ as well as profound and lasting healing of our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

To have real and lasting healing, it’s more than just saying “I forgive.” Let’s gain momentum and have some real healing together this year and share the benefits with everyone in our lives.

Forgiveness is the path to having more Joy, Freedom and Prosperity

You can have permanent healing NOW!
End this year with tremendous healing.

Let’s go for it together!

Click here to join us

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I AM Blessed

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The more I choose Love, the more I see that I am ALWAYS blessed.

There’s never a break in the blessings, except when I choose to block the flow of Love in my own heart and mind.

I’m the one who decides if I’m blessed or not!

When I share the blessings with others, I’m doubly blessed.

It’s so clear to me now!

Yesterday, on my radio show, the topic was How Does Healing Happen? It was so inspiring to share the insights of ACIM on this topic.

Our natural state is perfect Wholeness, Peace, Joy, Wisdom, Clarity, Freedom, Prosperity, Purity, Harmony, Abundance, Beauty and more! These are the gifts that have already been given to us.

ACIM says, “Ask and it is given, because it already has been given.” Yes, it’s already been given, and we’ve put up the blocks in our mind.

Fortunately, we do not have to search for the blocks. We simply give them to Spirit for healing. The more we recognize that we can FEEL or SENSE a block and offer it up, the more healing we can have.

There’s no extra cost for healing 10 blocks a day or a 100.
Our willingness is the only requirement.

I just LOVE that it’s so easy.
I am now, finally, so grateful that I can decide whether I’d like to live in the Love or in the block pile.

Let’s join together each day and be more vigilant for our healing! Say “Yes!” in the comments if you are on board!

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.

It’s not too late to join me! Retreats start Tomorrow!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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How Does Healing Happen?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Healing can be such a mystery. It sometimes looks as though healing happens because we take a medicine and that heals our body. But, is that really what happens? Sometimes it looks as though someone with the same body issue can take the same medicine and get sicker.

When we cannot see through all directions of time and space, then we don’t really know what’s going on. Until our mind is that vast, we often don’t know the cause of things.

Heck! I have been annoyed, hurt, frustrated, fearful, and even happy or sad, and not had any idea why I was feeling that in that moment. Life is extremely mysterious and healing and, like Love, is profoundly mysterious.

If we can accept that all healing is at the level of the mind, then we can really begin to move quickly in the direction of lasting healing. Whatever level the healing is desired: mental, emotional, spiritual, physical – the healing is going to happen at the level of the mind and ripple outward.

Today, on my radio show, I’m going to discuss this topic. It came by special request, and I’m happy to take requests. If you go here, you can fill out the form to request a topic. You can also search the archive of all the shows. LivingaCourseinMiracles.com/radio

The most important thing is to claim our healing. We give up all blocks to recognizing and remembering the truth. We ALLOW our healing.

Often, people have such a strong belief that healing isn’t possible. That’s how I felt. I was willing to put the Spirit in charge of my healing anyway.

If you have a block to healing, ask yourself –how would your life be different? What new responsibilities would you have if you were healed?

Be willing to see if you’re avoiding healing because you’re avoiding responsibility. It’s very common. Forgive yourself and move forward in Love! Let’s do this!

If you’re willing, please write a comment below!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is How Does Healing Happen? 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!

Retreats start this Thursday!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Absolute Abundance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

For so long, I was living in lack, and I worried about money a lot. It was a constant theme in my life. As a spiritual counselor, I frequently counseled people who were worried about money, and there were times that I felt like a fraud because I, too, was worried about money. Worry, worry, worry.

It took me until I was really willing to put my attention on seeking the Kingdom first before things changed for me. Once I put my attention on returning to an awareness of the truth, and putting every other thing after that in my priorities, then things began to change for me.

I know, absolutely, that my financial flow changed because of the forgiveness I did. I had to forgive others that I blamed for my financial issues. I had to let go of the meaning I made of things. And, I had to forgive myself for my choices, most especially the choice to blame others.

I also had to shift my focus from thoughts of lack and limitation to thoughts of being grateful for the Unity of all life.

I had to consciously choose to become receptive, and allow myself to receive.

I had to confront my belief that money was the root of all evil, and realize that money has no power– it’s inert. It’s how we hold things in our mind that shapes our lives.

I became aware that, in past lives, I’d taken vows of poverty that were still operating in my awareness. I gave them up to Spirit for healing, and they were healed.

The forgiveness changed things for me permanently.

Then, I had to become really truly fiscally responsible. Of course, it was all preparation for the work I do now, running a non-profit organization and managing all the finances of everything.

One shift in my awareness led to another and another.

I feel so strongly that it started with forgiveness, and then the next step was being receptive, and the next step was shifting from affirming limitations constantly to affirming abundance constantly.

Everything is related. No matter how much we compartmentalize things, there’s no separation on any level – everything is connected ALL of the time.

That can seem like a burden, but it’s actually a wonderful thing!

Because everything is connected– every thought, every being, every choice– we are living in the “butterfly effect”. We can change one thought and change our whole lives.

Can you feel the truth in that?
The ego thought system denies it, but it’s still true.

We cannot hold a resentment against one person and not have it affect our whole life.
Every choice we make for Love affects our whole life.

Every moment we choose how we will serve– with Love or without.

Because of forgiveness, I am free.
I AM so grateful that every moment counts!

Retreats start next weekend!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey. My next retreats and more are all listed here on my Events page.

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Mystical Revelations

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Today, I’m having Jon Mundy as a guest on my radio show, and we’ll be talking about his book on Mysticism & Miracles. Jon’s currently teaching a class on the topic, and this is a favorite topic of mine.

I love studying the great mystical writers. Their words are so directly inspiring, because they often feel like the very word OF God, rather than someone just writing about Spirit. I aspire to that, myself, in my writing, and there’s no question that many times I feel I’m that pure vessel, and the words inspire me as I write them.

Rumi and Hafiz are two Sufi poets from Persia who have inspired me to a heavenly vibration. I adore Christian D. Larson, the great Christian mystic. Vincent Van Gogh was a mystic both in his writing and painting.

When I experience the work of the mystics, I feel in tune with the Infinite myself, and there’s a rush of inspiration. The mystical writers inspire me to go to Source myself for more inspiration.

What was said to the Rose

What was said to the rose that made it open
was said to me here in my chest.

What was told to the cypress that made it strong
and straight, what was whispered to the jasmine

so it is what it is, whatever made sugarcane
sweet; whatever was said to the inhabitants

of the town of Chigil in Turkestan that makes
them so handsome, whatever lets the pomegranate

flower blush like a human face, that is being
said to me now. I blush. Whatever put eloquence

in language, that’s happening here. The great
warehouse doors open; I fill with gratitude,

chewing a piece of sugarcane, in love with
the one to whom every ‘that’ belongs!

by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Coleman Barks
Rumi, The Book of Love – Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

Rumi, like Hafiz, drips words like the most sublime and sacred honey onto a page with seeming effortlessness. Much as Mozart heard the music fully written and wrote it down, it does seem as though Rumi simply took Divine Dictation, but we don’t know. Whatever his process, the words are miracles of clear spiritual expression. Thank you, Rumi!

Thank you for the very thought of “What was said to the rose that made it open was said to me here in my chest.” Thank you!

If you’d like to know more about the great mystics, and see these Divine Expressions reflected in A Course in Miracles, consider joining Jon Mundy’s class. You can learn more about this in my radio show today! (See below)

10 days until my retreats!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: My topic is Jon Mundy – Miracles & Mysticism. 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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Relationship Weather

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Here in North America, autumn has just arrived. I love Fall, but I love all the other seasons too. I really don’t have a super strong preference anymore. All four seasons are so great.

I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan (my parents met at the University of Michigan) and when I was 9, we moved to Rhode Island. Both of those places have HARD winters, but not as hard as Maine.

I lived for several years on Deer Isle, an island off the cost of Maine. But winters there are not as rough as on the mainland, and up north and inland.

The worst cold I’ve ever experienced was once, on Deer Isle, when it got to 20 below zero. That’s about -29 Celsius. Brrrrrrrrr, cold! At that temperature, it actually hurts. Your nose hairs freeze!

And still, I don’t mind winter. I LOVE it. I love the snow, and even the cold. I love the change of seasons. After 22 years of living in Los Angeles, and experiencing mostly the same thing every day, it’s so wonderful to experience weather again.

I like weather on the outside, but not on the inside. Peace is never boring to me. Peace is where it’s at.

Sometimes, in our relationships, it can seem like we hit stormy weather. It can feel like a fire, a flood, an earthquake or an hurricane. Maybe you’ve felt a volcanic eruption. I certainly have!

When we go through the rough times, and we don’t hold it against each other, when we can have compassion and extend Love for what others are going through, then people can feel the REAL Love – they can feel that it’s not conditional, and that it’s genuine.

Sometimes, there’s a great benefit to going through a difficulty.

I’ve been through tough times in my very closest relationships and, because we have Love and compassion, we got through it, and then we’re even closer, even more connected, having gone through a rough patch. And, there’s no holding onto the past.

My favorite A Course in Miracles lesson is #68 Love holds no grievances.

When the relationship storms hit, we can rise to higher ground!

Love holds no grievances, nor do I.
Practicing forgiveness has helped me to heal my heart.

I have such gratitude for my relationship healing that I cannot begin to express it. My life is ENTIRELY different. I feel completely different from how I used to feel. That’s worth everything!

We can activate the grace of God.
Forgiveness is that great activator.

In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

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Prayer Works

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Yesterday, I had the beautiful opportunity to connect on video chat with my sweet friend and fellow A Course in Miracles teacher, Maria Felipe. We were talking about the power of prayer. She was saying that one of my Prayers for Today was how she first connected with me, and how much she loves my prayers.

We were talking about how prayer works. It’s a seed planted in the One Mind of all creation. As long as we let it grow, it will bring what it’s intended to bring. The challenge most of us have is that we will plant a seed of powerful affirmation, but then we negate it many times over.

Many are taught to believe that prayer is begging and beseeching God, and that God that we’re beseeching may or may not be listening, that God may or may not grant our wish. But that’s not my experience.

We’re part of Spirit. We share the Infinite Mind of our Creator, and our mind is very holy because of this.

We can plant whatever seeds that we would like. That’s our free will. We can pull them up and replant anytime we’d like. That’s our prerogative. We can energize negativity or we can energize Love– it’s our choice.

No matter what we choose to think, whatever it is we think, we’re pouring it into the One Mind of the Infinite and sharing it with all beings, all day every day.

We can pollute the mind we share. We can replay the same painful memories. We can harbor attack thoughts– or we can extend Love, kindness, generosity and helpfulness. We get to choose what we feel like contributing today – toxicity or relief from toxins. God doesn’t judge what we choose.

We can learn through pain or we can learn through Joy. Choose ye this day whom you will serve, God or ego.

There is no punishment if we choose ego. If we choose ego, we experience more ego and learn from that. If we choose Love, we experience Love’s expansion and we learn from that.

Have you had an amazing experience of prayer? If you’d like to share, I’d love to know – please share in the comments below!

In my retreats, we have a lot of positive and healing prayer. People have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Ask to Receive

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

I have learned the power of asking for what you’d like. However, it only works well when we don’t have an attachment to what we’d like to experience.

When there’s an attachment, then there’s something to heal. It’s so helpful to remember that all attachments come in one of two flavors: cravings or aversions. Cravings are the things we believe we need, or want, or have to have. Aversions are the things that we hate, dislike, and can’t stand,

When we have an aversion, then we’re blocking the flow, because we think we know what is needed. Our judgments block the flow of the All Good.

Usually when we have a craving or an aversion, we feel more discomfort related to it, and that lets us know that we can let something go and experience more Peace, more Freedom, more healing.

If you’d like to experience more Peace, more Love, more Joy or any other experience– even a specific one, such as more time at the beach– ask for assistance from the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

We can fall into neglect of our relationship with Spirit. Many times we don’t connect with Spirit except when we feel really needy. Think about it: Imagine you had a relationship with someone who only contacts you when they feel really needy. Wouldn’t that feel like a dysfunctional relationship?

Being in the flow of giving and receiving is our natural state. When we’re consistently asking for guidance, insight, connection and support from Spirit, then we’re in a flow of relationship, and we’re declaring that we’re available for that connection, as well as worthy of the connection. That makes a HUGE difference in our experience.

If you feel like you’re disconnected from Spirit, start asking for insight, Clarity, Wisdom and support. You’ll be amazed at how it starts to flow in immediately.

Spirit is live-streaming pure goodness and insight 24/7 and we can connect at anytime. Let’s connect for the sake of connecting, rather than just when we need something. Let’s improve the quality of the most important relationship we have!

Unforgiveness, hurt, resentments, blame, shame and guilt all block the flow of insight and Clarity. With Clarity there’s Peace. We can block our own experience of Peace in our mind, our relationships and our body by holding onto unforgiveness.

In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do. If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Intuition or Ego

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

So many times I’ve had the experience of getting an idea to do something and not knowing if it was ego or intuition. I’d struggle with it. Ultimately, it would come down to me choosing what I wanted most. That wasn’t always a good thing.

I’m often asked – “How can I tell if it’s ego or intuition?” We’d like to know, so we can choose correctly – or so it seems. What I’ve witnessed and learned from is that many people say they’d like to have greater intuition, but they’ll reject the guidance if it doesn’t match their plan.

Yes, as long as we’re IDENTIFIED with the ego personality, the separate selfish self, then we’ll be confused about whether or not what we think is guidance from Spirit really is guidance. It’s painful not knowing. It’s intensely challenging sometimes.

What helps is if we’re willing to really follow Spirit’s guidance. It also helps if we’re doing lots of forgiveness and we’re dropping our judgments because that allows us to hear, feel, see and know more clearly what’s really going on. Our false beliefs, opinions, resentments, blame and shame cloud our view.

Intuition is a still, small voice that is so distinct,
it can be heard over the cacophony of the ego
because it’s a higher vibration,
not because it’s louder.
Be willing to listen and you shall hear.

Intuition is without judgment – that’s what gives it the smallness.
Intuition is pure Love – that’s what gives it the stillness.

Have you ever been able to recognize the still, small “voice” through the intensity of ego insanity? Have you been able to follow it? Did it bring you miracles? Please share in the comments section below! I’d love to know!

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Miracles & Mysticism

Monday, September 17th, 2018

What is a mystic? What qualifies a person? A mystic is someone who is awake and aware to their direct connection with Spirit. They’re in tune with that Higher Holy Spirit Self and not feeling separate, most of the time.

It’s our nature to have a mystical connection with Spirit. Everything about us is designed to be consciously connected to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, and yet, one of the most frequent questions I get is “how can I feel more connected to God?”

I find that many people are denying their God connections and Spirit promptings. It’s not that they don’t have them, they don’t recognize them.

I’ve really come to LOVE the writings of the great mystics. I’ve found them so helpful and inspiring in helping me to recognize my own mystical connection which grows daily.

This is why I’m SO excited to sponsor a brand new class by Jon Mundy! All great mystics are in tune with the truth, and ACIM is a teaching of pure truth without personality or exceptions. In fact, there are very few books that I read that aren’t written by mystics. Truth is truth, and it’s liberating as well as inspiring!

Jon Mundy has designed a class for us that guides us through a deeper look at the eternal truth that has been shared by the great mystics for ages – so that we can be inspired and uplifted. This is a comprehensive class looking at these great mystical teachers in the context of ACIM:

Rumi, St. Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, Theresa of Avila, William Blake, from the Eastern Tradition, Ramana Maharshi, Wei Wu Wei, Nisargadatta, and Ramesh Belsekar, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Underhill and Robert Adams.

Over the years of offering classes with so many different spiritual teachers, I’ve come to really admire Jon Mundy and his truly living these liberating teachings of A Course in Miracles. His personal life experience has taught him so much, and he still has a great sense of humor!

This class starts tomorrow!

Click here to register now and learn more

This class will examine what the mystics see.

  • Why is A Course in Miracles a mystical document?
  • What exactly is mysticism and what is a miracle?
  • Who are some of the “great” mystics?
  • What do the mystics see, hear – and thereby come to know?
  • What are the characteristics of a “true” mystic?
  • What are the basic overlaps and differences between Christianity and the Course?
  • What is the role of the body in Mysticism and Miracles?
  • We’ll talk about some of the things which “mysticism” is not and what “miracles” are not.
  • Why are children often “mystically inclined”?
  • What stimulates the mind to open to the mystical?

These are some great subjects!

If you feel called – register now so you can participate tomorrow!

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No More Negative Self-Talk

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

I used to go through periods where I judged myself to be the worst of the worst. One of the most painful things in my life was repeating the same relationship experiences. I’d have the same arguments with the same people, and I’d be left feeling hopeless and helpless to dig out of the hole I was in.

We all have our own particular ego vices and devices. When I was REALLY threatened, I’d find any kind of an attack thought to throw at people to let them know to stay away from me. I’d say unkind things and feel out of control. It was demoralizing.

My uncontrollable upset behavior was just the proof I needed to convince myself that I was a total loser and there was no cure for what I had. I’d feel so upset it would be like my whole being was on fire – it was. I was feeling the destructive burning of my attack thoughts. I was feeling the searing pain of my false beliefs being “proven” yet again.

I had a desperate need to be right ALL of the time, to mask my insecurities. I couldn’t handle any kind of judgment at all. When I’d start judging myself, I’d implode with desperation.

My life went on like that for decades.

This weekend I’m at another intensive yoga teacher training. It’s definitely kicking my butt. Many of these meditations with movements are held for 31 minutes or longer. The majority of them are difficult and some are extremely difficult. Some are mentally challenging, some are physically challenging and some are both.

My teacher has shared with people the Hawaiian forgiveness tool that I also share in my classes: Ho’oponopono. She has cards that have the Ho’oponopono prayer on it that she gives to each person so that they will remember to be kind to themselves when the meditations are so demanding and it seems impossible to do them as they’re intended.

In the midst of this experience, I am reminded that I have almost completely eliminated all negative self-talk. Whatever my experience is in the meditation, I am glad to be here and have the opportunity. There’s no self-judgment no matter how hard it is for me or how many times I seem to fail.

Negative self-talk is a rare thing for me these days.
I never thought that was possible for me.

Catch this: Because I now know it’s possible, I can help others believe it’s possible. They’re healing so much faster than me because they believe it’s possible for them. It took me decades to get to that place. Now, folks in my classes get there in a fraction of the time.

I thought I could improve my situation, but healing didn’t actually seem fully possible for me. I was too far gone. I was so obviously on the outside of “good.” That’s what I believed, and because I believed it I felt it was true and I saw evidence of it EVERYWHERE.

I know that forgiveness is the key to my transformation. Forgiveness is still the key today.

Forgiveness is a miracle in the mind.
All healing happens at the level of the mind.
Then the healing makes its way to the rest of our lives, showing up in form.
And miracles show up in form too!

We resist doing the forgiveness because it feels so intimidating to look at the intensity of our thoughts and feelings. I was SOOO reluctant to do that work. What I see for most of us is that we resist until it becomes so painful we can no longer stand it.

Pain is a great motivator.
And I don’t wish to be motivated by pain any more.

I’d rather be pulled by a vision of healing relationships and enjoying every situation and feeling secure and safe ALL of the time.

One of the main things I’ve realized is that unforgiveness, resentments and regrets, are major blocks to our healing, our abundance, our relationship transformation and our physical healing. Not only that, but unforgiveness blocks our intuition.

Without the ability to listen to our intuition, the ego is in charge.
Without the ability to be truly guided and inspired throughout our days, we tend to repeat the past.

As a spiritual counselor, I often talk with people who have reached a point of no longer being able to tolerate the pain. We wait until things get so bad we can’t stand it anymore and then we are finally willing to look for a solution.

I did the same thing.

Now, I’m grateful because I can really understand much of what people are going through and I can support them in breaking free of those painful patterns.

This is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can join me today and every day in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world.

Two things for you to know about if you’re interested in this level of healing and transformation:
I have my Forgive & Be Free retreat coming up the first weekend in October, and it’s followed by my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive.

If you have any interest in learning more about these programs, and discussing it with someone who has done them before, you can talk to one of the spiritual counselors, it’s no cost, and see if any of these programs are right for you right now. Click here to arrange for a consultation to get your questions answered.

There’s a whole lot of healing going on and I invite you to become a forgiveness expert – it’s SO worth it. Forgiveness is free and it’s the most beneficial tool we have!

I feel blessed now, my life has changed so much. I feel so completely different from how I used to feel. I’m so grateful that Spirit cannot possibly fail. When we work with Spirit, we can’t fail either! Universal Love is always for us, let’s practice today!
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Wrong Perspective

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

I saw in the news yesterday that some of the people who were in the path of storm didn’t evacuate and then had to be rescued. I can relate to that. I have been in denial many times in my life. I’ve ignored the signs. I’ve refused help, and then found myself in a rough situation. It’s painful.

A Course in Miracles tells us that pain is a wrong perspective. The painful perspective is always one where we’re feeling separate from Spirit and on our own, struggling to figure things out and to work our will.

One of the great gifts of my spiritual practice is that now I see, feel, and know that everything is working together for my good. I truly feel that Life itself is for me. Nothing is against me.

I write so often about not giving up and holding the high watch for others because IT WORKS! We must persevere and not give up when it comes to shifting our perspective.

It’s very easy to get inured to pain and suffering. As a spiritual counselor 18 years now, I’ve seen it again and again. That’s why spiritual healing and awakening is so miraculous! Spiritual practice is profoundly transformative and it picks up speed as we go along.

We are not a body.
We are pure Spirit.
Spirit is the ONLY power there is.

Where in your life are you experiencing ANY kind of pain that you’ve just gotten used to?

Forgive yourself for allowing that sleepwalking to occur.
Forgive yourself for letting it go on so long.
Then give the healing to the Holy Spirit and ALLOW the healing to happen.

We cannot allow the healing to happen while simultaneously be complaining, judging and criticizing. I know a lot about this!

I’ve learned the power of positive affirmations and letting Spirit show me the way.

As I hold the high watch for others and energize their healing and transformation, I witness my own healing happening. It’s never boring and always spectacular!

Forgiveness is the key to giving us the strength of mind to call forth and accept a better life. Forgive yourself for delaying, resisting or procrastinating and move into the healing zone.

Pain really is a perspective that’s wrong-minded and not necessary. Let’s open ourselves to ALL manner of support and transcend the belief in limitations. Let us not suffer anymore!

I focus on self-forgiveness in my life, my work and in everything – it’s so powerful and transformative. I truly believe it is the only way out of our difficulties. Would you like to experience some lasting transformation and start living a happier life? Join me at my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next month!

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Dishwasher Miracle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

I’ve learned to be on the lookout for opportunities to recognize that life loves me, and God is loving me through everything in my experience, so let me stay OPEN to it! Yes, please!

Miracles are when I change my mind and think with Spirit. Things often demonstrate in form in ways that are really cool and often surprising and definitely an affirmation of God’s infinite goodness operating in our lives. I endeavor to be in tune with it always.

So, here’s my dishwasher miracle:

At our family home on Deer Isle, Maine, the dishwasher malfunctioned and seemed to need a repair. I called Glen, our dishwasher, appliance guy, who came out to the house (an hour drive each way in these remote parts) and took a look. He diagnosed that the part was busted and he ordered a replacement part. A couple of days and we’d have it.

Turns out. They don’t have the part anymore, you can’t get it. This dishwasher is 12 years old. Time for a new one.

However, I had the thought to use the mighty power of God’s goodness in the form of googling for the replacement part. I just had this feeling that somehow, there was a part and I could find it. Which, in it’s way, is a crazy thought because looking for parts isn’t my thing.

Machinery isn’t my bailiwick. I’m “such a girl” that way. When I think of fixing machines, I think of other people fixing them while I make coffee and tell them what a good job they’re doing.

I thought my brother would be searching the internet for the part. He’s definitely that hunter kind of guy, but nope, he was ready to buy the new dishwasher.

Something told me to search online and I’d find it. It took a bit of effort, not much, and a VERY long chat with the parts guy at Kenmore. Finally, it did seem as though I’d found a replacement part – not the actual part, but some kind of substitute. Eureka!

Now, I’m having this live online chat while simultaneously talking to Glen’s sales person about buying a new dishwasher from them. Turns out it’s going to be $1200 all in. Suddenly, I’m feeling the repair is the best way to go for us, at least for now. It saves about $1000.

I felt I had to check with Glen, my repair guy, because it did seem that he would have found this part if it were to be found. He knows his stuff. I couldn’t reach him, and I’m STILL on this live chat with the guy at Kenmore, when Glen texts me. He’s in my neighborhood, (Amazing!) can he come over and chat with me about it.

Glen arrives, we realize why his Kenmore guy didn’t know about the substitute. We order it. Glen will have it and fix it on Thursday. Bam!

Now, here’s the miracle – I followed my intuition, EVEN THOUGH I had a hesitation. Miracles happen at the level of the mind and THEN demonstrate in form.

I hesitated to follow the guidance I got, because I am not a machinery person. I don’t like tracking things down on the internet. I thought it would be hard. And, I had SO much to do yesterday, I really didn’t want to put time into doing something like hunting down parts on the internet, but I was leaving in this morning, so I had to get it sorted out yesterday. We have renters coming on Friday.

Another miracle was that I almost ordered the part, but something told me “don’t do it.” It turned out, it would have been the wrong part. Glen helped me realize that when he came over – my hero! – and another miracle was that he was literally 2 minutes away when I was at crunch time. Everything aligned for these wonderful and miraculous cosmic alignments.

PLUS, Glen said I don’t need to get the 4 year parts and labor warranty for $199 when I do buy a new dishwasher because it just won’t be needed. That’s not when these machines breakdown. What a good guy.

I had resistance to following my intuition, but I could just FEEL that it was a mistake to do it any other way. I’ve learned that listening to my intuition is so helpful and I sometimes have resistance. I used to have A LOT of resistance and reluctance, but now I know that there’s a healing in feeling the resistance and there’s a miracle in not letting that feeling drive my experience. The resistance is not my decider, Spirit is.

What I’ve learned: Following my intuition saves time, energy and $$$. Following my intuition is only possible when I’m looking for the loving choice. Loving choices always bring benefit and make room for miracles!

Do you have miraculous experiences like these? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Activator

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Yesterday I was sharing a simple bio of myself for a project I’m going to participate in where people won’t know me. In a few short sentences, I’d like to be able to communicate what’s most important for someone to know about me.

The #1 thing I’d wish for people to know about me is that I’m on a path of awakening and enlightenment. I am not seeking enlightenment, I’m finding it. They might seem arrogant to some, but to me it’s actually arrogance to think that I’m not. I clearly am.

There wasn’t room to write much in this bio, but I also wished to share that I’ve learned that true Joy comes from forgetting who I thought I was and learning what I really am, while being of service to the Light.

And probably the next most important thing to me is that I’ve truly learned the liberating power of forgiveness and I’ve dedicated myself to helping others to find their way to fully forgive for their Freedom.

I live as a spiritual activist and activator. It’s my very nature.

Those are the most important things.

Next, I think I’d like to say that I’ve learned how to be compassionate most of the time. I’ve learned that I’d rather be loving than be right, most of the time. I’ve learned that true humility is knowing that no one is better than me and no one is less than me because we’re all one, inseparable. The beauty is in the oneness. The wholeness is in the oneness.

When I travel, as I often do, people are frequently asking me where I’m from. I usually tell them where I just came from. They may ask me how long I lived there. That’s when I tell them that I don’t live there, I just came from there. For instance, if you asked me today where I came from, I’d say Knoxville, TN. If you asked me how long I lived there, I’d say “2 nights and one day.”

People often then ask me where my home is.
I tell them I don’t have a home.
Then they ask me where I’m based.
I say that I’m not based anywhere.
They ask me where my stuff is. I tell them I have stuff in several places.
Then I ask them, why do you want to know where my stuff is?

I get it. People are trying to find a reference point to relate to me. I get it.

I’d just prefer to relate to people on a higher level of connection then where my things are, and how long I’ve lived in a place. Those aren’t wrong or bad, they’re just not as interesting as what our aspirations are, and what we’ve learned about life that’s worth sharing.

Again, I live as a spiritual activist and activator. It’s my very nature.

Where I was born, where I’ve lived, what school I went to, those things are less interesting to me than what I know about prayer and how I learned it.

I used to hate this life, and now I love it. That’s much more important than where my stuff is.

Next time you’d like to find common ground with someone, see if you can think outside the box of human history in relating and find a spiritual connection.

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Painful Challenges

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

I’m writing this on Saturday night. I was genuinely concerned this morning, as I set out for my day, that this would be a day with a lot of pain and perhaps it would be discouraging in some way. Maybe there could even be a bit of humiliation.

That’s why, this morning, as I was preparing for my day, I made up my mind that whatever came, it would be for my highest good and I would feel stronger and better for it.

You see, I’m writing to you from Knoxville, Tennessee where I was at an all day kundalini yoga intensive that’s part of my kundalini yoga teacher training requirement. Yes, I’m studying to be a kundalini yoga teacher, although I really have no intention to be teaching classes beyond what I offer on my retreats.

I’d heard that the training I was attending today would be very, very challenging. Friends who had done this intensive day didn’t really even wish to tell me about it, they just encouraged me to “trust in the process.” They told me “you can do it.”

I wasn’t THAT concerned until I got those text messages last night and this morning. It never occurred to me that I couldn’t do it until I got the message “you can do it.” Yikes!

So, yes, today was challenging.
At times, yes, it was painful.

We were holding postures for 31 minutes.
We did one exercise for 62 minutes straight.
Yes, it was intense.

I made up my mind that I wasn’t going to take a break, and as long as I wasn’t concerned about injury, I’d just keep going through any pain or strain.

I know that all healing is at the level of the mind, and that’s where the breakthroughs and miracles happen too.

I support people in breakthroughs all the time. Today it was my turn.

When it got intense, and I felt like stopping for even a minute, I relaxed my mind, and my body, while maintaining the exercise.

I called up on the angels to help us all – and to help all beings who were challenged in the moment.

I invoked the Violet Flame of Transformation over and over again.

And it WAS miraculous.
The pain dissolved.
I stayed strong.
Not only that, but I was doing all of these exercises with a partner, and I was able to hold her up mentally so that she could accomplish them too.

Honestly, it was amazing.
I was so grateful that it was SO MUCH easier than I ever thought it would be.

During the last 31 minute exercise, we were also singing the song Every Heartbeat over and over. Part of the lyric for this love song is:

In me, with every beat of my heart, I feel the presence of You.
And in me, with every breath You impart, I’m in the rhythm with You.
In me, from the sounds that I hear, I play the music of You.
Within me, through Your words You are here, so I sing the glory of You.

At one point, I started to cry because I felt so aligned with the author of the song, Snatam Kaur and her Love of God. So beautiful. So precious.

Click below to hear the song at youtube.

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What my experience today affirmed for me is the power of intention. When we hold an intention strongly then it’s placed in the mind of God and there’s no opposition unless we entertain opposition.

Today, I made up my mind to travel through the challenges with the full support of the invisible field of Ascended Masters and Angels. I said YES to meeting the challenge and rising above it. I felt lifted and carried. The pain left me as I called upon the angels. The concerns left me as I worked with the Violet Flame.

So much more is possible for us.
We must rise above the ego’s thinking.
Enough already. It’s time for us to live our destiny.

I’m making a kundalini yoga class video to share with you and invite you to consider adding it to your spiritual practice.

I feel so strongly that now is the time for us to really go for it, to pull out all the stops, and to be in shape mentally, physically, spiritually, in preparation for our awakening. This awakening is thrilling. It’s easier than I ever thought and it’s a huge relief.

I love Kundalini yoga because it is a spiritual practice for awakening the mind and liberating the Spirit from the traps of the ego. It’s so much more than an exercise program and I’d like to share it with you.

One of the teachers watching the room full of people who had traveled from all over for this day of intense effort said to me and my partner after the most challenging part, “that was amazing! You were amazing!”

I said that I was amazed to, as I hadn’t been exercising that much in the last month or two. And she said, it was the strength of your nervous system, not physical strength. I do know that my spiritual practice and my yoga practice has greatly strengthened my nervous system and that supports the undoing of the ego attachments in a very profound way. This I would like to share with those who are interested. Stay tuned.

There’s a whole lot of healing going on and I invite you to follow your intuition wherever it leads you. Spirit may not always make sense at first, but having trust and faith we find our way to MUCH higher ground and then we can extend a hand to others and we’re all living on higher ground! Yes!

If you’re interested in learning more about kundalini yoga, please place a comment below and let me know!

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Smooth Sailing Through Challenges

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Today, I’m going to be doing an all day yoga training as part of my certification as a Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor. I’ve heard that it’s going to be very intense and also very rewarding. That’s how a lot of the best days are.

I’ve learned to look forward to the challenges that help me grow and to not be intimidated by what others think is hard. I don’t let other people’s opinions slow me down (most of the time.)

Fortunately, all of my friends are encouraging and not one of them would discourage me in any way. That’s a blessing. I trust that all of my friends feel the same way about me.

I used to say that “people will pay money to stand in line to discourage others.” They would. We see a lot of the people are discouraging and attacking of others. It is the way of the ego.

But we are not our egos.

Let us offer up fear of other’s opinions, discouraging thoughts, and fear of following our hearts.

My heart is in this day that lies ahead of me.
Spirit is in charge.
Love will prevail.

I’m good to go!

Please do hold me in prayer today as every time I am lifted up, all are lifted.

Where once I would wake up from dreams of car crashes, angry fights, failures, carnage and all kinds of horrifying scenes, now I mostly wake up from dreams of sharing with others and being so filled with Joy that we get to meet and share, learn and grow together. How cool is that?

Never give up. Go for it. Say yes to Love! That’s the way of mastery and Freedom.

The biggest challenge I’ve ever had was being willing to Love when I was hurt.
I’ve overcome that and found the way.
I practice it every day.

What challenge would you like us to hold in prayer for you today? Please make a note in the comments below!

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Intention

Friday, September 7th, 2018

I’ve heard people poo poo intention as a thing of any real value. They seemed to be convinced that intention wasn’t worthwhile. I have to say, the more I experience life on planet earth, the more I am convinced of the value of intention.

So often when people I talk with are not having the experience they’d like and I ask them what their intention is, they don’t have one or they have an intention that’s limiting and therefore generating their experience of limitation.

If you’d like to have a powerful, loving, intimate, nurturing relationship, intend it. Hold a strong intention to experience it. You do not need to have even 1 clue how it could ever occur, intend it. Hoping that things will improve is not very helpful. It’s better than being in despair, but it’s a far cry from a strong intention.

If you’d like to experience deeply fulfilling work, that’s creative and pays well, and that you enjoy and can use to bring benefit to all beings, intend it. Fully hold the intention that this is what you are doing and it’s happening now. Hoping things will change is not intentional.

If you’d like to experience healing in your physical body, please hold the intention to experience God’s grace and goodness vibrating through every cell, fiber and function, ever muscle and synapse, ever aspect of your being now and forever. That’s a strong intention. Hoping to feel better is not.

We are one with GOD, almighty Power and Presence, made in the image and likeness of, endowed with full access to the one mind. Let’s stop pretending that we’re lost in time and space. We are at the very center of God’s infinite goodness and we have an opportunity to express magnificence each moment. Let’s access that!

Let’s stand with strong intention to re-present our creator with Joy and share the benefits with all beings.

What is your intention?
Please let me know in the comments and I’ll hold it with you!

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Spiritual Community

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

People are having breakthroughs!
The ripple effect is everywhere to be seen!

Back in the mid-1980’s I had a realization, it came with a visual, which I don’t usually get, but in that moment I had a clear vision of myself as being a Light Being. I had a moment of clarity where I could really sense that I was moving in a direction of pure perfection.

At that time, I believed it would take a hundred lifetimes to accomplish the feat of returning to my perfect natural state as pure light, but I didn’t care. It was a turning point in my life. I started to make a priority of being kind, loving, and compassionate. I knew I had a long way to go, and I just wished to do the best I could do in this life time.

I began to shift and change, to lighten up at a pace much faster than I’d ever imagined possible. At the end of three years I’d increased my Light as far as I’d previously believed I could do in a whole life time. That was AMAZING to me.

While half of the time I feel as though I have to repeat the same lessons so many times that I seem to be mentally deficient. Other times I can get things pretty quickly and move through them with a lot of grace.

Life is so unpredictable!

What experience has taught me is to give it my best and not judge my progress or my effort. Imagine that you’re driving across all of Europe, it would be a much more difficult journey if you’re going the whole way focused on the rear view mirror. Much better to keep your focus on where you are and where you’re headed.

Just focus on where you’re headed.
Not in a fantasy of where you’d like to go, but where you’re actually intending to go this day, this week, this month. Have strong intention.

And be part of a team.

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to have a call with many who are in leadership with Power of Love Ministry. Things are growing in such a beautiful way and it’s powerful to see how much we are all growing into our true Higher Self expressions. I witness these beautiful souls shift and change and grow weekly.

This community is loving and strong.
It’s supportive and inspiring.
The leadership is IMPRESSIVE.
And all of that continues to increase with every passing year.

Never doubt the ripple effect of each loving choice that you make.

I witness so many people bring a loving revival to their families and their workplace because of the choices they make to be more their true selves.

For me, it’s been extraordinary to discover that where I once believed that my true self was evil, bad and wrong, and I needed to keep it hidden, now I absolutely KNOW that everyone’s true self is beautiful, loving and strong.

I spent so many years in despair thinking there was something wrong with me. Now, I can use what I learned during that time to help others that feel the way I did. And they can help others, and they can help others and together we are rising in Love. It’s a very beautiful thing to behold.

If you’re like me, and think you don’t have what it takes, then you may find that doing what I did is helpful. I took it one moment at a time, looking for the loving choices and making as many as I could. I simply kept my attention on where I was and where I was headed. My intention kept me aligned with Spirit even though I went off track at least 1,000 times per day.

Spirit cannot fail. Let’s put Spirit in charge to get to where we’d like to be!

WE START TODAY: So often, people tell me how my Finding Freedom From Fear class was the turning point for them in their relationships and in how they felt about themselves. They tell me that now their life is completely different. If you’re ready for a turning point, please consider joining me! Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts on Thursday!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

COME BACK! Have you already taken Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp?
There’s a special offer to repeat right NOW – Join us before Thursday and it’s only $22 per month – join for two months and take advantage of all the new aspects of the class and get the support of the small group in the Freedom Circle!

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Rise

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

This week in Masterful Living people have been talking about how difficult things were in their relationships before they had the tools of transformation. I feel the same way! I’m just finishing up 10-day vacation with my family, and for me, the relationships just keep getting better and stronger. It’s a continuous healing and spiraling up, but I haven’t always felt that way. Just the opposite.

I used to spend much of my family vacation affirming what I did NOT want, and what I did NOT like and drawing painful conclusions that I’d just keep affirming again and again.

I used to regularly consider the idea of never speaking to any of them again. That idea was on a loop in my head for decades. How did I get it out? That’s what I focused on sharing in my classes now. It’s what I share about every week in my radio show.

As A Course in Miracles tells us, our relationships are the very best tool we have for transforming our mind.

It does take a great willingness.
And it so much easier to do it with a group of like-minded souls.

I used to crash and burn so often.
I used to give up so easily.

When I think about it, it’s so crazy that I had the discipline to hold on to a grudge for decades, but not to fee myself from the suffering it caused.

I’d say “I forgive” but I didn’t really mean it because I’d hold onto the judgment and keep energizing it. What I really was HOPING for was that if I said, I FORGIVE, the pain would stop.

Now, I’m SO GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, for my experience! Why? Because I went so low, I can rise so high!

Now, when others are telling me about their challenges, I can really use what I’ve learned to help others rise out of the hole of helplessness that I used to feel.

Yes, we can RISE out of the hole, we don’t have to climb or dig, we can rise.

With great willingness we can be lifted and carried.

It’s all about NOT going it alone anymore.
Suffering in semi-silence, and feeling alone was my thing.

I really didn’t know where to go or what to do in order to rise up. I had to figure it out. I had to rely on Spirit, it just took me a very long time to be willing.

This is a time of ancient patterns coming up to the surface with intensity and healing is happening in our hearts and miracles are demonstrating every where. This is the reason why we’re here at this time. To do our own inner work, to let the past go and bring benefit to all humanity.

We have what it takes!
Spirit cannot and does not fail.
We only fail when we go alone, furthering the belief in separation.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, we succeed when we’re co-workers with God. That’s how we rise up and find the better way. It’s always there for us when we’re willing to see with the eyes of Love.

Just yesterday, someone told me how my Finding Freedom From Fear class was the turning point for them in their relationships and in how they felt about themselves. If you’re ready for a turning point, please consider joining me! Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts on Thursday!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

COME BACK! Have you already taken Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp?
There’s a special offer to repeat right NOW – Join us before Thursday and it’s only $22 per month – join for two months and take advantage of all the new aspects of the class and get the support of the small group in the Freedom Circle!

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Complaining

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

We’re all working on a single tapestry. It’s a tapestry of human life. Some of us are focused on weaving something exquisitely beautiful and may look like the life of someone like John McCain who (whether you agree with his politics or not) was able to survive being imprisoned and go on to lead a happy and productive life in service to others.

Another person may be like the man I met in Cambodia two years ago who was part of a food collective in his town where the whole town was working to recover from war, prosper and raise their children well with more education than they had.

Some people, like many friends of mine, their life is dedicated to undoing the knots. It may look as though the knots came from their family and the way they were treated by their relatives. Maybe.

I’ve learned for myself, with help from A Course in Miracles, and my own willingness to value the truth, that I’ve brought the patterns in with me and those who seem to have contributed to them, have only helped me to bring my attention so that I will get on with the work of untying the knots.

I don’t wish to waste another minute complaining about how things are. It doesn’t help, and in fact it becomes a magnetic attractor for more of the same.

There are no victims, even when it looks like there are victims.

We don’t know what’s really going on.

I’m absolutely certain that some souls volunteer to live a life in service being the challenging child of a person who wishes to learn compassion. This is the way of the Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva is the awakened being who chooses to continue the cycle of reincarnation in service until all are awakened.

I imagine that from the Bodhisattva’s perspective the entire tapestry is beautiful.

I wish to see the tapestry of life from that Bodhisattva perspective and see only the beauty.

When I see something I don’t like, let me not complain and lend it energy. Let me not invest one more drop of my precious life-energy into that which is not untying the knots or refining the beauty.

As Howard Thurman would say, let me “keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve” so that there is nothing more appealing or attractive to energize in this moment or any other.

The way to achieve my goal is to quit complaining.
Complaining has been such a strong habit for me.

There were times when I thought, and I do really mean this, that it was the purpose of my life.

Now, I can feel clearly that the purpose was to untie the knot of complaining as a habit.

Today, let me untie the knots and bring more beauty with each choice I make.

What do you choose today?
Can you see the knots that it is your life purpose to untie?
If you wish, please share in the comments and I will hold it with you in pryer.

Together we will surely succeed!
Spirit will carry us there since we are so willing!

If you’d like support in doing this work of untying the knots, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work. I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts on Thursday!

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