Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

The Best

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

What’s the greatest feeling in the world? For me, it’s when I can feel that my experience of Love is true, honest and full-on. When I can feel that flow of unconditional Love, it’s the best.

What I notice is that the experience I’m having doesn’t have to be the most perfect looking. The people I’m extending Love to don’t have to be doing anything FOR me.

It’s absolutely wonderful when I can LOVE everything just as it is. That’s the BEST!
It’s so wonderful when we ALLOW ourselves to simply Love someone without condition, without opinion, without control and manipulation. It’s thrilling to be able to offer a gift of Love and have ZERO attachments, and to feel that gift is fully accepted in the way it was intended. That’s a pure experience of Love connection.

One of the things I used to notice all the time was that I would feel either reluctant to express Love, or resistant to receive Love. Many of us have frequent experiences of feeling that Love has strings attached, or that someone is giving us something with conditions. If we truly desire to have healthy relationships and move out of co-dependency then it can feel icky to be in a conditional, giving to get relationship situation.

Our true nature is to BE the Love that is available to be expressed and revealed, felt and shared NOW. It can take getting used to, and it’s SO worth it!

I invite you to practice noticing when you feel a resistance or reluctance to be in the free flow of Love and to open your awareness to the highest choice that is available to you. This is how we transform the old patterns of history and ancestry and move into the fullest experience of Love that’s available to us NOW. It takes a willingness to have a new experience and not know exactly how it’s going to go NOW.

In this way, we learn to trust LOVE itself. We learn how to BE the Loving expression of our Divinity, NOW.

Love reboots the circuits and purifies the inner pathways. Gratitude opens the flow of good. Forgiveness opens the flow of prosperity.

This year, let’s make the commitment to be willing to have a new experience every day – to cultivate a sense of security that comes from BEING our true selves, rather than being protective and defensive. I’m with you. Let’s do it together.

I’m grateful that I can have a new experience of Love and experience a healing. I share the benefits with all beings, so grateful to be One with ALL. That’s greatness!

I AM One with the One who Invented Love. My story is a Love story!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Ready to stop playing small and waiting for the perfect moment?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

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

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

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Learning

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

I can be like a sponge, soaking up everything in my environment. That’s one of the reasons why I like to be out in nature so much. In every moment of every day we’re taking in information, we’re constantly learning and observing. I say all the time: we’re always teaching the efficacy of our choices. Everyone around us is watching us and noticing whether our choices bring us happiness or upset. They learn by watching, we learn by experiencing.

Along this spiritual journey, the time came when I recognized that much of what I’ve learned from what people told me is untrue. These untruths that keep getting passed along stem from a belief in duality. A belief in good and evil – opposing forces. Now, I Know we live in a unified field – one and only one. Even though it doesn’t alway seem like it.

I believe that evil is not a separate force, but simply that which appears to be destructive.

Now, I remember that there are seasons to everything. Sometimes the winter season feels intensely destructive, and then spring comes and the renewal begins again.

I consider how many things I hear in a day that I could easily accept as true that are actually completely false. This is has been a major topic of conversation in the news for the last couple of years.

There are all manner of untruths. There are so many that are commonly accepted that we don’t even stop to think about whether they’re true – we just accept them.

Consider statements such as:

People don’t change.
Life is hard and then you die.
It’s better to give then to receive.
Time heals all wounds.

None of those is true. They are beliefs that have become accepted as truths, but they are not true. They are false.

Any lie I choose to believe will create upset in one way or another – guaranteed. The upset calls the falsehood to my attention so that I can address it. Upsets are triggers that let us know when something is up for healing. Let’s not miss anymore healing opportunities. Let’s make use of them ALL.

In ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND, Shunryu Suzuki writes, “When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship.”

Today I invite you to make a list of beliefs you’ve accepted that you’d like to forget and replace with the truth. Be sure to include beliefs about yourself as well as beliefs about life and others. Doing this exercise will be profoundly helpful and healing, even if you only take 10 minutes with it.

By choosing to actively release our false beliefs, we take a giant step toward living in Truth. Through the personal practice of living in alignment with Truth we are a positive voice for truth in the world. Be in service to the Light. Be willing to forget the false! True learning is remembering the eternal truth.

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Ready to stop playing small and waiting for the perfect moment?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

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

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

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Finding Happiness in This World

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The topic of my radio show today seems aptly timed. It comes as a request from a listener, and I notice that Spirit has timed it to coincide some well known, admired and loved people taking their own lives.

Happiness can seem entirely elusive when we’re looking outside ourselves for the remedy to our unhappiness. If we are aware that happiness is an inside job, then we may feel it’s twice as impossible.

Instead of looking for happiness or trying to find it, we can, instead, release the blocks to happiness. The blocks to happiness are the blocks to Love – they are the same. Rather than trying to find happiness, we can learn to ALLOW it. Our happiness is already available to us, it’s just that we’re preventing it.

This is where angels can be so helpful. Angels are like free-agents of happiness, helping us all-ways, all the time. We can be open to receiving.

People often tell me that when they first heard me talking about angels they thought I was nuts. Then, I encourage them to give the angels a chance to speak to them and help them release the blocks to Love, Peace, Prosperity, Joy and the all-good of life.

Once they start listening to angels, people have a whole new experience of life. Ask the angels to help you today and every day! You’ll be amazed at the results!

If you have an angel story, please share it below in the comments section!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Finding Happiness In This World

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

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

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

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Intention

Monday, June 11th, 2018

My life significantly improved when I decided to make my spiritual awakening my #1 priority. It’s a shift in thinking – and it shifted everything in my life for the better.

In this world, everything is a projection of our minds. It’s all part of our awakening experience. Every aspect of our life and every detail – from paying our bills, to doing of dishes, to picking up the kids from school – EVERYTHING can be a part of our spiritual practice. Even facebook can be a part of our spiritual practice.

ALL that it requires is a willingness to see with Divine Eyes and to make healing the priority. The rest will be given to us. The Higher Holy Spirit Self will turn everything into a part of our spiritual practice if we ALLOW it.

What I’ve learned is that living this way makes life SO much easier. It transforms EVERYTHING. Decide that this is what you’d like to do. For instance, let’s take a look at two intentions for doing a simple task like cutting the grass in the yard.

Intention #1 – we can mow the lawn in order to have the chore done and that’s all. If that’s our intention we might spend the whole time ruminating about what other people think of us.

Intention #2 – we can do the same chore as part of our spiritual practice. If working in the yard is part of our spiritual practice we can make it a mindfulness meditation and time to be meditate in nature. We can dedicate ourselves to sharing beauty and communing with Mother Earth.

Our intention will determine the benefits. There’s no extra charge to make even the most mundane chores part of our spiritual practice and there’s so much benefit.

Think about running errands as a way to bless people all over town! Every chore you do in your home is a gift to Life itself. Why not make every moment a blessing? No extra charge to bless everything every moment of every day! That’s a day of continuous blessings!

There’s so much healing that’s available to us now. We really can give the Spirit the heavy lifting of taking from us all that doesn’t serve us. Willingness is what’s required. Are you willing to put Spirit in charge of your life?

Let’s focus on a strong intention to put Spirit in charge all day, every day.

I encourage you to make your spiritual life your whole life, and awakening your priority. You’ll be amazed at how much your life improves. Surrender needing to be in charge, until you realize that your Spirit is in charge and that’s who you REALLY are!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

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

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

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Reflection

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

One of the questions I frequently get is whether or not a situation is a mirror or not. For instance, if someone treats me badly, is it a mirror? It could be, but it might not be, and it’s helpful to know the answer.

Fortunately, there’s a way to know clearly if your experience is mirroring something in your consciousness back to you. And it’s really good to be able to know whether what you’re seeing in the world is a reflection of your inner perspective or not, so that you can deal with it appropriately and have the healing you aspire to.

It’s helpful to know that the mirror is always valuable. The reflection isn’t designed to hurt us or upset us even though it might seem like it does. The reflection is to help us see what we haven’t been able to recognize in ourselves.

“Teach no one that he is what you would not want to be. Your brother is the mirror in which you see the image of yourself as long as perception lasts. A Course in Miracles, Text-7. VII. 3:8-9

Often when we can see it in others then we can have more compassion for it then when we see it in ourselves. If we haven’t healed it, and it’s being mirrored back to us, there’s a great opportunity for expansion and healing. We can be grateful for the mirror and the trigger both! The mirror is helping us to bring the darkness to the light for healing

Here’s how you tell if it’s a mirror of your unhealed stuff or not:

It’s your mirror if if upsets you.
If it upsets you then there’s something to be transformed and healed, something to RE-cognize.

If it doesn’t upset you then it’s a cry for love, a call for compassion and you’re experiencing it in order to be truly helpful and a healing presence.

It’s not that complicated!

The thing that makes it SEEM complicated is our experiences of inner conflict. Conflict comes when we say we’d like the Peace of God, but then we choose something else. When we’re consistent in our choosing Love, the cause of conflict fades.

We often say that we’d like to be a healing presence, when in fact, we sometimes like the idea better than the experience – especially when the experience is messy.

We get to decide how we walk in the world. What’s your way of walking in the world today?

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

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

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

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Worthy to Minister

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

I’ve known so many people over the years who have had such a strong desire to earn a living sharing their passion for spirituality and some of them have actually followed their heart and done what they felt called to do, but many have not. They’re playing small and they know it. It hurts.

When I first started in Ministerial School, in our very first gathering, a weekend retreat, we were told that the majority of the people who were in our program would probably never follow through and have a profession as a minister.

It made sense to me. Feelings of unworthiness stop so many people, it’s crazy! It is true insanity for any of us to believe that we’re unworthy of following our calling. Honestly, it doesn’t actually make sense and here’s why:

Think about it. As an example, let’s imagine that you have the talent and the ability to be an amazing dancer. What if you felt unworthy of dancing so you just never did any dancing. Or you only danced by yourself and never with other people. You see what I mean?

We are already imbued with everything we need to live our calling, whatever it is.

Many feel called to minister, but they don’t feel worthy because they judge themselves for not being loving enough, or pure enough, but that’s all self-judgment and it’s easily healed if we’re willing.

Healing the self-judgment is part of our training as ministers and spiritual teachers. I had to heal my own sense of unworthiness in order to live the life of my dreams, which is the life I live now. Recently someone asked me to discuss this on my radio show – so, that’s my topic for today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Worthy to Minister

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!

Three new TEACHER TRAININGS – registration open! For those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Click here to learn more now.

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training. Click here to learn more now.

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

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

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Relationship Harmony

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

I’ve experienced some extraordinary relationship healing in my life and I’m so very grateful. For me, there’s been nothing more upsetting to me than the difficulties in my relationships. They have challenged me to the core of my being. I’m so glad that I learned that this is precisely what relationships are for.

I’ve learned not to walk away from a difficult relationship.
I’ve learned to never give up on myself or anyone else.

Instead, I’ve come to absolutely know that the thing to do is to give it UP to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for miraculous healing. This method works, but that doesn’t make it easy.

Relationship attachments can be like an alien parasite. It makes me think of the terrifying movie, Aliens with Sigourney Weaver (LOVE her!). Remember when the member of the crew was on the operating table and the alien exploded out of his belly? I went through a period where I was undoing the ego at such a rapid rate that I felt that I was pregnant with an alien baby terrorist that was trying to eat me alive from the inside.

It’s that feeling when the third chakra is going through such an intense cleansing. The third chakra, at the solar plexis, is all about our self-perception. When we’re perceiving ourselves as the ego, the small, selfish self, then it’s a constant battle with an inner terrorist. We’ll project it outward into ALL of our relationships and never feel self.

When we’re willing to shift identification to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, then we can begin to see clearly what every relationship is for. Then, we can have holy relationships. It’s intensely challenging, but THANK GOD we don’t have to figure out HOW to make it all happen. We only have to allow.

This is the time where we’re all learning about Self-Love – Self with a capital S. This is the curriculum, and we can delay, and we can avoid, but we’ll still have to do the curriculum eventually. Let’s get to it! Heaven is at hand!

The best way to get to it is really focus on loving yourself IN all of your relationships.

I dedicate February to relationships on my weekly radio show. Many have told me those episodes have really helped them to have a new and healing perspective on their relationships. They are all free for the listening and downloading. Sign up for the podcast and you’ll have easy access to them all!

We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training. Registration information is coming soon!

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

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

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Time

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Yesterday, I had a good long talk with my precious friend Lisa Natoli. We were sharing that we were both getting the same intuitive guidance to slow down and take more time to be with Spirit. We’re both aware that the next steps, the healing, the inspiration and the deep sense of rightness that we are interested in come through the choice to be with the Presence.

One thing that I know bothers many people is the concept that there’s not enough time. It does feel like we’re bound by time and space, but if we’re willing, we can break those bonds and open our minds to see the truth of it.

We can say that we know that time and space are an illusion, but if we’re bothered by a sense of lack of time, then we don’t REALLY know it. We believe something else is true, and that’s the thing that bothers us. It’s an intellectual concept and we don’t actually know it.

I used to be so very bothered by not having enough time. I can tell you that I had a very strong belief that I was wasting time. I believed that I needed to be far more time efficient in order to be more productive and get more done.

I finally saw that all of that urgency around getting things done and being productive was to compensate for my belief in myself as being fundamentally wrong and bad. I felt SO bad that I needed to accomplish more to cover it up and compensate.

When I was younger I needed a lot more sleep than I do now. I found that when I started to put more energy into meditating, forgiving, letting the past go and being compassionate that my need for sleep sharply decreased.

I used to need nine hours a night to feel fully rested. Now, many nights spirit wakes me up after six hours and sometimes less. I rarely set a clock, so Spirit just wakes me when it’s time. I know that I used to need that time for processing things in dream time.

It bothered me greatly that I wasted so much time in sleeping. I tried some crazy things to try and reduce the amount of time that I slept each day, but it only ended up in an increase in caffeine intake and ultimately I got sick. I used to have all kinds of schemes to try and be smarter than life. I found they were all ways to learn through experience. Now, I prefer to re-cognize through direct knowing, experiential learning takes a lot of time, energy and resources and it can be quite unpleasant at times.

I used to have nightmares and stressful dreams frequently. Now, I cannot recall the last time I had a nightmare and stressful dreams are rare. I’m letting things go. Since I’m carrying less baggage, I don’t get so exhausted and I don’t need as much sleep. I wake up feel refreshed most days and I sleep quite soundly.

When I was in ministerial school I was overwhelmed by my experience of lack in the time department. I felt like I was always running to catch up. I truly believed there was never enough time. I felt like I was on a hamster wheel and no matter how fast I spun that wheel, always running, I couldn’t get enough done.

One day in contemplation I realized that I had been deluded. Of course I had enough time! I’m an eternal being of Love and Light. How could I not have an enough time? I’m an integral part of the Infinite?

Not enough time? Insanity!
From then on the belief in not enough time faded and now, there’s always about 500 hours of things that I could do and would like to have done each day, that don’t get done because I choose to do other things, but NOT because I don’t have enough time.

I definitely discovered that the greatest time-saver there is my spiritual practice. The more I practice being loving with myself and others, the more time that I have to invest in living an inspired life.

I even began to have experiences that showed me that time could be stretched, shortened and bent in ways that I had intuitively known were possible, but hadn’t experienced before then because of my limited beliefs. Now, I have interesting experiences with time and can feel it’s malleable illusory quality.

God will eliminate so many challenges if we’re willing to put our faith in God, in first cause rather than in the world of effects.

I have lived for more than a dozen years feeling no longer tortured by a belief in lack of time. I’m so grateful that Spirit showed me the truth that set me free!

BTW, I’ve done a number of episodes of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on the topic of Time, Saving Time, and Maximizing Time that you might find interesting. You can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.

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We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training. Registration information is coming soon!

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

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

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Label

Friday, June 1st, 2018

I notice that the ego uses labeling as a method to help sort and separate who is good and who is bad. Labeling is placing a meaning on things. I notice that I have a thought from time to time, in reaction to seeing something that is done differently than the way I’d prefer it, and that thought goes something like this:

“Why is it so hard to …”

Why is it so hard to pick your clothes up off the floor?

Why is it so hard for you to just ask me what I’d like instead of thinking you know based on information from a year ago?

Why is it so hard to just tell me what you’d like?

Why is it so hard to just put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher?

… and on and on and on.

I realized that the whole purpose of asking those questions was to find the answer, which is always a label.

Why is it so hard to pick your cloths up off the floor? Because there’s something wrong with you.

Why is it so hard to just tell me what you’d like? Because you’re difficult.

Why is it so hard to just put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher? Because you just don’t care and you’re selfish.

… and on and on and on!

The questions I was asking weren’t helpful to my Spirit.
They were just an excuse to label things as a problem.

I’ve learned that labels are an ego tool for helping increase a sense of separation, and I don’t need that anymore. I’ve learned all that I can from feeling separate and I’m not interested in that anymore!

Are you aware of ways that you look for labels?

Let’s abandon the label making habits and extend compassion instead. It’s far more productive. In fact, it’s healing!

We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training. Registration information is coming soon!

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

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

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Envy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Jealousy can be very intense. I’ve not had a lot of jealousy in my life, but I’ve had enough to know what it feels like. It feels like poison.

I’ve had a request to share about jealousy on my A Course in Miracles radio show and I’m going to do that today. When I touch into the energy of jealousy and feel it energetically it feels like a toxic cocktail of misperception.

If jealousy is something you or someone you know is experiencing, know this: This is a deep emotional pattern that is coming up for healing. Of course, we are intending the healing.

We are powerful spiritual beings with strong intention and so we don’t have to manage and cope with our intense unpleasant feelings. We are becoming masterful at transcending and transmuting that which disturbs our Peace. We don’t have to settle with less or feeling left out.

The intensity of our feelings lets us know the magnitude of the healing that we’re calling forth. Let’s have the courage to accept it and be grateful that we have the option to choose healing instead of being a victim.

Just like you would leap to prevent a child from hurting themselves, leap when the temptation to energize jealousy or envy arises. Do whatever it takes to interrupt the pattern and call forth a healing. Don’t drink the poison.

If you’ve already drunk the poison today – gratitude, Love and compassion are the fastest path back to Peace. Prayer works. Let’s have a healing today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Jealous or Victorious

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

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Memorial Day Blessings

Monday, May 28th, 2018

I feel very blessed that my father never had to participate in the Viet Nam war because he had two young children (me and my brother) and wasn’t subject to the draft. My grandfather served in WWII and so did my great uncles, my grandmother’s brothers, Alva and Stanley. My father’s brothers also served in the military. I’m grateful for their service and the honor they brought as servicemen to our country and our family.

I have such a great respect for the people I know who have served this country in the military. I have many friends who are veterans and I respect and love them all deeply as people.

When I was younger I was so against war and violence that I couldn’t quite wrap my egotistical head around honoring our veterans and those who gave their lives in service. I was 10 years old in 1969, so I am certain I was also influenced by all the peace marches and things I attended with my parents.

Contemplating Memorial Day and celebrating the lives of the men and women who gave their lives in service to the U.S., I haven’t had any immediate family member who was killed in service. I’m grateful for that, and I wish it were true for everyone.

I’d like to live in a world where no on dies fighting for or against anything, because there’s no fight to the death for any reason at all. I believe we’re headed in that direction, and my life is dedicated to the achievement of Peace on earth.

Each day I consciously choose to let go of the thoughts and beliefs that cause me pain. I am consistently, more and more without upset and I am profoundly grateful for that. The Peace I have now I never imagined I could achieve.

I feel that the greatest thing I can do to honor the lives of those who gave their lives in service, is to truly live a life of love and to Love my life as an American. I greatly appreciate the rights that I have as a citizen of this country.

May Peace prevail on earth. For all the families that have had a loved one give their life in service to this country, I share this prayer from Alice Bailey:

The Great Invocation:

Let Light and Love and Power Restore the Plan on Earth.

From the point of Light within the Mind of God.

Let light stream forth into the minds of men.

Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God,

Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.

May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known.

Let purpose guide the little wills of men,

the purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men.

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.

And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

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Don’t Buy the B.S.

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Many times there have been appearances in my life that were less than desirable. I used to get really upset and start spinning a web based on my old B.S., (of course you know that B.S. stands for belief system. 😀

I’d become more and more upset and fan the flames of that fire. It was the opposite of Love. Anything that I do to fan the flames of my upset or anyone else’s is an attack and it will only bring something challenging to help me realize that increasing negativity isn’t healthy or helpful.

So many people are concerned about their health, aging, stress, etc., and yet they can do themselves a huge favor by releasing all the negative belief patterns to Spirit for healing. For me, the simple phrase “I’m no longer interested in that way of thinking,” has helped me tremendously. Dr. David Hawkins says, “I am no longer subject to that belief.” I like that even better!

There’s so much opportunity for healing because we can practice as much as we’d like! Woo hoo! Let’s see how many old negative beliefs we can throw on the holy altar fire of divine Love today!

I’ve seen so many people experience miraculous healing, including myself, as a result of really doing this work. I like to do it with others because it’s more fun!

Thank you for being my prayer partner today! We are changing the world in a profound way!

Teacher Trainings – We’re almost there! I’m getting ready to announce three new trainings for those who are interested in professional training for your spiritual expansion. These three events are going to be co-led by Jon Mundy. Registration information is coming early next week!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at The Time Hotel in Nyack, NY, a mere 45 minutes from either midtown Manhattan or Laguardia airport. Click here for more info about The Time Hotel.

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training. Registration information is coming very soon!

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

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Sin

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

A couple of years ago I had one of those crazy travel days. It all started the day before when the Delta Airlines computer system went down – but I didn’t know it. Twenty years ago I would have called this situation a nightmare, but now I know it’s just part of my dream. I had 10 hours at Newark airport trying to get a flight to Atlanta. My original 8am flight was cancelled the day before when the whole Delta Airlines system went down, including their notification system, which didn’t notify me.

Oddly, when I checked in at the airport, they assumed that I knew my flight had been cancelled. Even though I was there at 6:30am, they checked me in for a flight that was leaving at 11:30am – 5 hours later, without mentioning to me that I was being put on a different flight than what I’d bought. Okay, that’s weird.

Somehow they didn’t think it was odd that I was showing up 5 hours early for my flight. My original flight was a 2 hour flight. They rebooked me through Cincinnati for a total travel time of 7 hours. I thought all this was pretty odd, but it was just the beginning.

10 hours after I had arrived at the airport on Tuesday I finally gave up trying to get on a flight that day. I had been bumped so many times and the current flight I was standby on had been delayed 3 times and was now delayed a full 5 hours. I had totally missed my two events that day.

When something like this happens, I could be upset. Many people around me were upset, but for me, it was just one of those days where I don’t know what anything is for. I’m trusting that the Higher Holy Spirit Self will let me know if I need to. We work on a need to know baiss.

Clearly, a lot of people were learning things. I was able to be helpful to a number of people who were upset. I was helpful simply by not being upset and being compassionate. I felt that, in a VERY real sense, I was there to hold the light. That’s why it was happening to me.

After having the whole day in the Delta section of Newark airport, I decided that was enough and I’d see if I could go to Atlanta the next day. I managed to get a flight, upgraded to 1st class, which was nice – or so I thought. Spirit had something else in mind.

I was seated next to a “born again,” “saved,” southern baptist christian. We ended up talking for 2 straight hours. We had some different perspectives on things and we talked about them.

He was very invested in his belief in sin, and I do not believe sin is a real thing.

He believed that making people feel guilty about their sins could possibly save them from sinning some more, and I feel that guilt only drives people to more painful beliefs and behaviors, i.e. more “sinning” and more guilt.

He believed that we can judge the people we Love and that it’s a necessary and good part of life. I know that Love and judgment are opposites and that judgment is always a cause of suffering.

We had a lot more differences in beliefs and understandings. It was a lively conversation. He really wanted to prove he was right, which I certainly understand.

I asked him if my brother had the right to sell me into slavery just because the bible said he did. And he said, “yes.” He started to really get into it with me about how if the bible said my brother had a right to sell me into slavery then that took precedent over any rights I had as a woman in the world today. He knew what he was saying was insane, but he was committed to being right and he didn’t have anywhere else to go.

Out of compassion, I didn’t need to point out that it was a pretty insane premise. He already knew he had stepped off the deep end.

I let him know that my main aspiration in the conversation was to support him in seeing that judging isn’t loving and “making” people feel guilty is not what Jesus taught.

He agreed that Jesus taught forgiveness.
Forgiveness and judgment are opposites.
Jesus taught us not to judge.
Judging leaves us feeling guilty.
Guilt and forgiveness are opposites.
Shaming people to motivate them is judging them and also trying to make them feel guilty.
Jesus taught us not to do that.
He taught us to forgive and to Love, no matter what.
Shaming people and loving people are opposites.

However, it’s not so easy to see these simple points if that’s not how you’re raised. Projection is perception. We see what we believe, not what’s actually there.

I began to feel that the reason I’d been delayed a day and switched to this flight was to sit next to this man and talk with him. You never know how the ripples that are caused by being compassionate will flow.

When we sat down, he’d been utterly convinced that judging was essential to living a moral life. By the end of our conversation, he could see that judging wasn’t loving and maybe it wasn’t the moral high ground, maybe forgiveness was. That was a REALLY big shift in only 2 hours. He really shifted his perspective and was willing to entertain that perhaps his shaming of friends and family to get them to stop being so darn sinful might not be the method that would best achieve his goals.

I didn’t make it my job to shift him. I can’t shift anyone but myself.

I did make it my response-ability to Love him and hold that he had the capacity to see the Truth that sets him free.

I could feel that he yearned for the Truth. People will settle for thinking they’re right and abandon the search for the Truth. I’ve done that. That’s an easy one because the Truth can seem hard to find when we aren’t interested in finding it.

Fortunately the Truth is written in our hearts and that doesn’t ever change. When we’re searching for the Truth we don’t have far to go. Phew! The kingdom is permanently located within.

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

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Transformation

Friday, May 18th, 2018

I LOVE transformation. I’ve never watched one of those Transformer movies, but I feel like a spiritual transformer. Transformation and alchemy are two of my favorite things.

Right now, I’m up in Maine at my family’s home on Deer Isle to get the gardens ready for summer. My mom was an avid gardener and she made her transition to that great garden beyond in 2008. In 2016, my Dad moved to Florida so I decided to see what I could do to bring the gardens up towards where my mother had them a dozen or so yeas ago. I feel like I’m doing the gardening as part of my mom’s legacy and that feels good to me.

This is my third year of working in the garden. There’s a lot to do, and I feel that I’m part of a beautiful, living transformation fueled by Love. I feel pure Spirit in the resurrection of the plants each year. It’s exciting to see what I planted last summer coming up again this year. I love seeing what I moved last year is happy in it’s new place.

In this world, everything changes. Change is constant. Transformation is always happening and we can resist it or we can grow and bloom where we are.

Transformation is a powerful form of growth. Transformation takes what is and lifts it to a new a level of expression. Sometimes in a relationship with a significant other, a loved one, a co-worker, or a neighbor, it feels as though there’s a battle of wills. One person is trying to win more love, more respect, more attention and the other one is not always willing to give it. Sometimes we want to receive more love, but we’re not willing to give more love. Sometimes we’re not willing to BE the love that we want to experience. In that moment we are ripe for transformation!

Rather than be in a struggle for power of some kind, we can invite Divine support in experiencing transformation. When I’ve been in a struggle and I examine my thoughts, I’ve seen that my thoughts are violent and hostile. This is when I most deeply desire to transform my thinking and my attitudes.

Gandhi said, “A nonviolent revolution is not a program for seizure of power. It is a program of transformation of relationships …”

How do I transform my anger and hostility? How do I transform my relationships? I invite love, the great healer, into my heart, into my mind and I make a holy offering of the habit of trying to work my will. Working in the garden is a great place to be contemplative and allow that healing transformation from upset to right-mindedness.

I’ve learned the benefit that comes when I take a step back from any violent feelings, and know in my heart that peace is what I desire to experience. Peace is what I intend to reveal. Respect is what I am willing to give, and true Love is my heart’s desire. I’m planting seeds of Joy in my garden!

Simply connecting to my high intention transforms me, every time. Each day I move the world in the direction of peace through my desire to be transformed into a more loving, more respectful person. It’s win-win for everyone. I love that. Wilt thou be transformed by the renewing of your mind?

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

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Greater Willingness

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Why does prayer work? This is the important thing for us to understand. Our Spirit already knows why prayer works. Our Spirit already knows. Our Spirit has no question about it, has no confusion about it.

Our Spirit absolutely knows, unequivocally, that “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” as it says in the Text of A Course in Miracles. “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” It is, if you will, the ground. Like soil is the medium that you plant a seed in. “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” It is the soil that the miracle grows in. This is critical to what we study all year in our Masterful Living class.

Spirit already knows the answer to every question that we have. Our Spirit, which is part of the Spirit– part of God— Spirit, our Spirit, THE Spirit, is not bound by time and space. Spirit doesn’t have blocks to awareness of everything in time and space, to every causation of every single thing in this world, from a slight cough to the most complex disease, to poverty. Every single cause and cure is known in the Mind of God. There’s no confusion whatsoever.

But we, in our holding onto the decisions that we’ve made about the past, are holding onto the blocks to Love which prevent us from seeing, knowing, feeling, and hearing clearly what the truth is. The antidote to those blocks, the removal of those blocks, is completely, 100%, dependent upon our willingness to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion.

In order to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion, we must make a new decision. A new decision.

BTW, On my radio show, discussed the A Course in Miracles Rules for Decision. That’s a really helpful part of the ACIM Text for those of us who are intent on healing our minds.

The way our experience works in this human realm is, we make decisions about life, and what we think life means – we give it all the meaning that it has for us.

We make decisions like “I’m not good enough.” We make decisions like “Dogs are not safe.” Or, “People are not safe.” Or, “Women are not safe.” Or, “Men are not safe.” Or, “White people are not safe.” We make all kinds of decisions based on our experience, and then those become the blocks to Love, because they’re not true. They are a projection. They are perception. They are beliefs that are the effects of the decisions we made.

For example, let’s say that someone in our childhood is very unloving to us, and so we form the belief we’re unlovable. I’ve worked with many people, as a Spiritual Counselor, who were cruelly treated as children. Many times, those people come to believe their care givers, are treating them this way because there’s something horribly wrong with them. They think, it must be them. They deserve it.

This is often what happens with children. My mother used to work in childhood services, and she would see things like a child who has been burned with a cigarette, and violently attacked in the home. The children are taken away to child services, and many times all that child wants is to get back to that very same caregiver, that parent, or whoever it is, who was hurting them.

We interpret things incorrectly and then make decisions based on our interpretations. And this places blocks in the mind. Like veils in the mind, that become a distortion of reality. In order to heal this, we can use prayer. Because there’s not one person on this planet– I’m absolutely convinced of this, there’s not one person on this planet that makes a prayer, or offers a prayer request, that does not have a small amount of willingness to have healing.

Why would we write out a prayer request and put it in a prayer box if you had no willingness to receive the healing and the transformation? Why would we ask for prayer, why would we make a prayer, unless we had the tiniest little bit of willingness to receive the answered prayer?

Prayer is POWERFUL! Let’s pray all throughout our day. Let’s pray to let go of all the decisions we’ve made that are predicated upon a false conclusion. We can even pray for greater willingness!

TODAY: Join Jon Mundy for his 6 part class series – live on video – ask him your questions! Today is Class #3 of six classes – you’ll get all the audios, videos and transcripts if you register now. Click here now to learn more about Practicing the Principles of ACIM with Jon Mundy.

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

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Feelings Are Helpful

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

For most of us, when we get upset, the natural tendency is to do something to make it wrong. I know so many people who were treated meanly as children and told that their feelings were wrong and bad.

Many have told me that when they were children, if they cried and were upset their parents would tell them, “shut up, or I’ll give you something to really cry about.” Not very compassionate.

When people aren’t compassionate, we can have compassion for them. That’s true compassion.

In the meantime, it’s essential to our well-being that we give ourselves the opportunity to feel our feelings and not make them wrong.

People have often said to me things such as, “I know it’s stupid, but when this happens, I feel …”

Feelings aren’t stupid. Feelings are profoundly helpful.

As I was sharing in my radio show yesterday about Grief & Grieving with ACIM, our feeling are the most helpful thing we have to support our awakening from the pain and suffering we’ve been in. It may seem hard to believe, but the feelings indicate an opportunity for healing. We can learn to be grateful that we’ve recognized an opportunity for healing, rather than curse the upset.

We can turn the upset over to Spirit for healing, which is exactly what ACIM tells us to do. And we can remember that fanning the flames of anyone’s upset, including our own, is not kind and will be the cause of a new effect that won’t be much fun.

Over and over again each day we can realize how helpful our feelings are. We can be grateful that we notice how we feel. We can recognize the opportunity to heal. We can call forth a miraculous healing, not of the upset, but of the cause. Let’s heal to the root to have new fruit!

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

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

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

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All Healing Is In The Mind

Monday, May 14th, 2018

I had a conversation with a friend who was sharing about someone they knew who was having a major challenge with addiction. My friend said, “at some point, there’s nothing you can do.”

As a Spiritual Practitioner, Minister and teacher, I’ve worked with many people who had loved ones who intensely suffered with addiction, and illness. Together we made a powerful decision not to see the person as having any problems. Instead, we made the commitment to see them as they truly are: perfect. As a result, permanent, and miraculous healing happened. Spirit does not fail. Sometimes we give up, or get distracted, but Spirit does not fail.

We are pure Spirit, pure Light. It’s not possible to affix anything to light. Light is vibrating much too fast for anyone to attach anything to it. We can cover light, and we can filter it, but we cannot make it be anything other than light. We cannot make light impure.

When we’re willing to see each other as Light then we’re seeing the truth of each other and this is profoundly helpful and healing. It can be intensely challenging to see others as pure Light without projecting our opinions and judgments onto them, but when we’re willing, it’s life-changing.

It’s our spiritual responsibility to see each other as perfect Light Beings and not to agree with the projections and appearances of dysfunction. We can be practical and deal with the circumstances while still holding the vision of each other’s perfection. In this way, we’re able to be in the world, but not of it. We can be a powerful healing presence in the life of everyone around us.

It takes mental, emotional and spiritual discipline to see the perfection in all. Isn’t that what we’d like to be able to do? Isn’t it our life purpose?

When we can see it in our mind, then it can manifest in form. Everything begins at the level of the mind, so let’s start there and practice seeing the perfection in all.

We’re designed to be like light houses, broadcasting the Light of Love in each moment. When we’re engaged in our true purpose we feel great. We can do this all day long and bring benefit everywhere we go. When we see the perfection, we see the truth, and we’re in the flow of Love. That’s when the healing is happening!

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

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Miracles

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Miracles are only for the chosen few.

Just kidding!

People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true!

One of the things I love so much about my Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can live a miraculous life. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them.

A Course in Miracles, which is a curriculum entirely focused on recovering our miraculous mind and miraculous abilities, tells us that miracles are natural. This teaching gives us clear instruction in how to activate our miraculous life and it works! That feels miraculous to me!

In last week’s Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive we had a conversation about willingness and readiness. Our willingness IS our readiness. Let me always be completely willing to experience a miraculous shift in my mind and in my life because I’m choosing Love.

It all comes down to our willingness be more loving to ourselves and others. Some people wouldn’t cross the street to experience a miracle because they are so convinced it’s not possible for them. What makes it possible is making the loving choice. Even just being willing to make a more loving choice now than I’ve made in the past opens the gateway to miracles. The willingness is a miracle in itself!

My willingness that ACTIVATES the miracle.

Miracles aren’t what happens in our life experience. Miracles aren’t the events and occurrences that feel miraculous. Miracles are when we align with truth and surrender the blocks to Love. Then, our life shifts and changes in accordance with the shift in our willingness to BE loving and stop blocking the flow.

I am so grateful that it’s possible for anyone to shift and change their life through their willingness to do so. I love that we don’t have to know HOW to have a miracle, we only have to ALLOW. That’s the truth.

I never tire of the truth. It’s always exciting to me, always new, always fresh and invigorating. I’m so grateful that we can cultivate our willingness and have an extraordinary healing. I’m claiming it for us NOW!

Are you willing to join me and activate a miracle now?

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

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

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

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Thriving Through Uncertainty

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Author Tama Kieves has done it again! She’s got a new book that is a brilliant support to us in our spiritual journey. Today I have Tama on my radio show and she’s sharing her genius again. Tama is so good at giving us practical tips of how to move through the big challenges in life.

Tama’s latest book, Thriving Through Uncertainty is filled with tips to help us resolve and dissolve the mental and emotional patterns of fear, doubt and worry, so that we can live our passion and fulfill our destiny – this is no small thing!

It’s through the practical application of ACIM that we transform our mind and change our life. The Love of God is what we are, and it’s perfect time for us to shine it forth.

Tama is a courageous person. She has learned to feel the fear and step forward with Love in her heart even though she feels afraid. She’s a shining example of someone who felt really reluctant and resistant, but found a way through it. Her offerings are SO helpful.

Take a listen today as Tama Kieves and I discuss how to transform the freak out into a feeling of truly thriving in times of uncertainty! Let’s step into our power in a way that we can sustain and share with others! YES!

What would you do if you knew you could go from thrashing around to thriving in Spirit?

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is Tama Kieves – Thriving Through Uncertainty

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

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

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Opening the Door to Prosperity

Monday, May 7th, 2018

I’ve learned that blame blocks prosperity. Eliminating blame has helped to eliminate debt in my life.
A Course in Miracles reminds us that our thought combined with belief is a power that can literally move mountains.

We can open the door to prosperity or we can close it – it’s our choice.

For a long time I really didn’t realize that my life was reflecting my belief system. Or more accurately, I didn’t realize that I was so attached to my thoughts of lack and limitation. I was experiencing so much lack and limitation and I was blaming others for it.

Imagine! I was blaming others for my circumstances even though I had been studying the Law of Cause & Effect for more than 15 years! It’s extraordinary how we can deceive ourselves when we’re intent on it.

I decided to take responsibility for my thinking, my emotions and my circumstances and that’s when things really began to change for me. That’s how I learned that resentment, retreat, hurt, jealousy, blame, and thoughts of revenge block prosperity. I got inspired to forgive and forgive and forgive!

Are you blaming anyone for your circumstances? Are you blaming anyone for how you feel? Are you blaming anyone for the limitations you’re experiencing? Would you like that to change? Would increasing your prosperity inspire you to stop the blaming, forgive and move on?

Living with lack and limitation is completely optional – you can change your experience – we all have the power to focus our attention on Love and open up the floodgates of prosperity!

Forgiveness is the way. If you’d like to have some forgiveness support you can register for my free How to Get Over It free forgiveness workshop.

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

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

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Allow Your Healing

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Prayer has helped me heal my life.

A Course in Miracles tells us that “prayer is the medium of miracles.” ACIM says, “Prayer is a way offered by the Holy Spirit to reach God.” And “reaching” God, that connection, heals our mind, and transforms our lives.

I prayed so many times to simply be loving, to resist being mean and unkind. I truly was willing to let go of the past forever and I’ve been amazed at the miraculous healing transformation. That’s why I teach prayer as foundational to everything that offer.

Prayer is often misunderstood, but ACIM is very clear, “Prayer is a stepping aside; a letting go, a quiet time of listening and loving. It should not be confused with supplication of any kind, because it is a way of remembering your holiness.”

You may not know this about me, but I was trained as a Science of Mind Practitioner at the Agape International Spiritual Center. I’ve been steeped in the New Thought teachings of affirmative prayer. Once I learned the power of prayer, no matter how low and desperate I felt, I kept praying. Prayer works.

As I write this we’re wrapping up my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I feel so blessed to be able to share what is the most valuable thing in my life – connection with Spirit.

For so long I really struggled with resistance and reluctance. I had a deep desire to be able to share spirituality as a minister, teacher and counselor, but I still had a deep sense of unworthiness that got in my way. Fortunately, I prayed A LOT and I found the way out of that unworthiness and now it is the foundation of what I share in all of my offerings. It’s the reason why I write daily inspiration and why I’ve been recording a new prayer and posting it each day for 11 years now.

Prayer works. Spiritual practice heals.
Spiritual practice is more than a few minutes a day, it’s how we live our life.
Spiritual practice is an active practice of non-judgment, which is what true forgiveness is.

And yet, so many times I would pray for healing, but then not allow it. I would block the healing insights, the inspiration of Love, the clear guidance. I’d block all that I’d prayed for with my judgmental and unkind thoughts.

Many of us have a willingness for healing, but still, we don’t allow it. We pray to receive, and then don’t actually allow ourselves to receive because of that ancient guilt and unworthiness.

Our own Higher Holy Spirit Self will give us all the healing we need if we allow it, but instead we treasure our judgments and opinions and build little altars in our heart and mind to keep them right in front of us, gathering evidence to try to support the case that they are worthwhile.

I finally realized that I was blocking my answered prayer by ruminating on my hurts and keeping the blocks to Love alive in my heart. I was feeding the fire of my Self-destruction, but I didn’t know it.

I thought that if I could hold onto my resentments and never forget the past hurts that I’d somehow be protected from future hurts. I dedicated so much energy to trying to protect myself, never realizing that it was those active resentments and regrets that were hurting me now.

A Course in Miracles tells us that we have no actual problems. It’s just the incorrect perception of an imaginary problem. We believe we are no longer unified with our Creator and that’s why we think we have a problem, and because we think it, we feel it and because we feel it, we believe it and on and on. That’s why we believe in punishment. We punish ourselves and we punish others.

This intense sense of separation began with a tiny mad idea. It began with a crazy thought that wasn’t even true. What was that thought? I believe it was some version of “better than and less than.” Without the belief in better than and less than, separation thinking would have died out. If we didn’t like comparison so much it would have died out.

In my Masterful Living Course community we say, “compare and despair.”

Forgiveness is the way out of all of this. It’s the only way out and it works. Forgiveness has literally saved my life. Forgiveness is letting go of the meaning I made of things. It’s letting go of the belief in better than and less than. I prayed thousands of times to forgive everything and it continues to work.

I prayed to forgive everything in all directions of time and space.
I prayed to forgive what I could remember I’d been offended by and what I didn’t.

True forgiveness is developing the ability to really practice the ACIM lessons. Lesson 25 helped me so much. “I don’t know what anything is for.” If I’ve gotten so lost in the tiny mad idea of better than and less than that my perspective is completely off, how can I know what anything is for? If I’m upset, I must have decided wrongly.

A lot of people say they’d like to forgive, but they don’t actually mean it. What they really mean is, I’d like to be free of this pain AND hold onto my judgments about what happened. That’s not forgiveness. That’s a fantasy of forgiveness.

When I first began teaching forgiveness workshops, in fact, in the very first workshop I ever did back in 2000, I learned a lot from the people who attended. One of the primary reasons that people were coming to my workshops or to a counseling session with me was that they had forgiven, but they didn’t feel free. They hadn’t actually forgiven, but they’d said they had. If they had truly forgiven they would have felt free.

So often I heard stories from one wonderful person after another who told me that they’d forgiven, but they were still so bothered and upset about what happened. I heard things such as, “my father molested me when I was a child. I have forgiven him so many times. I really just want to move on, but it still bothers me and I can’t seem to get free. Why can’t I let go?”

In a very real sense, it doesn’t matter why.
Our Higher Holy Spirit Self knows precisely why. Let’s commune with the Higher Holy Spirit Self by the means of prayer and simply ask Spirit to lift the burden from us. That’s what Jesus tells us in ACIM. He asks that we stop trying to do everything ourselves and actually ALLOW the healing to happen.

I learned HOW to ALLOW the healing.

I’m very practical. I’ve had enough of BS. I really don’t wish to read a lot of books and gather more information. I’m truly focused on healing my mind and sharing with others helps me to “get it” more clearly. I love joining with others. I love being the two or more gathered in the name and the nature of Christ. The technology we have today allows us to do this.

With the technology we have we can transcend time and space to pray together and to join together.

BTW, I did an episode of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show not long ago on Your Communication Link with God and you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in – there are so many on relationship and forgiveness.

Recently someone told me they got engaged to be married and they attributed it to their living A Course in Miracles. They said they’d really listened and applied what I shared in my episodes of my radio show about relationship. It’s all about the application, the allowance, the living it. Listening isn’t healing. It’s the active practice of forgiveness that opens our heart to live the Love.

Forgiveness is the way. If you’d like my help with it you can find my How to Get Over It free forgiveness workshop on the events page at JenniferHadley.com.

I encourage you to be the two or more who are gathered and do the workshop with a friend or loved one. I give you everything you need. Plan a get together, have some food, listen to the workshop together, pause the recording and discuss, and do the actual work together, share. Dedicate an afternoon or an evening to it. It costs you nothing and gives you everything.

Go for it! Let’s all learn HOW to ALLOW our healing.

Joining together for our healing, for the active practice of joining with Spirit, and allowing my healing is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can join me in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world.

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

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Generosity

Friday, May 4th, 2018

I used to have a skewed idea of generosity. I thought being generous had to do with things material. I thought I was generous if I was a big giver. As I became more in tune with myself through meditation and prayer, and as a result of my practice of nonviolence and compassion, I discovered that I wasn’t always giving from a place of true generosity, but instead from a place of lack within my own self. I was giving to get a sense of self-worth. I was giving to get validation.

When I got still with myself, I found that sometimes I was giving out of my need for reassurance. I had a need to be liked, admired and appreciated. I discovered that my need to be seen or felt was often a motivator for my giving and so I wasn’t really being generous at all.

I sought approval as much as I desired to share my gifts and talents. I thought that through giving I could get people’s good opinion of me. Giving to get is the way of commerce, it’s the way of the world. I started to see that it was my way of living, and often my reason for giving, especially in my relationships.

I feel so grateful to have learned that true generosity comes from the Spirit. It comes from the heart and never the head. It’s the way of the Divine. True generosity is never a calculated expression that has to do with keeping score or getting something in return. Once I learned this, I began to see that when I am generous of my heart and my energy then I’m giving what people really like to receive most.

Even people who feel destitute and seem to need money badly still can appreciate love, patience, recognition and encouragement FAR more than they do money. The destitute can tell us that the heart can die of starvation while the body continues.

“… to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness – these are the gifts which money cannot buy,” says Robert Louis Stevenson. Money cannot buy these gifts because they come through us from the Divine. We are all given to so freely by Spirit. It is my pleasure and joy, my imperative to let Spirit’s gifts flow through my life freely.

My soul yearns to be generous with Divine Love. My heart thrives when I’m giving away God’s love through my ability to be patient and caring. I feel all is well with the world and myself when I’m extending kindness and encouragement generously. It is my pleasure to be appreciative and grateful. I’ve learned that my experience of generosity begins first with loving myself generously.

We represent the overflow of Love in this world. We are God’s gift to each other.
I’d like to be able to always give from the overflow of love that the Infinite Beloved is always pouring through me and to me. My generosity is increased by my setting the intention that everyone who gives to me will have the same energy of love and generosity returned to them magnified and multiplied. I am generous with Divine Love because the Divine is generous with me. In this way I powerfully contribute to a global experience of more peace, more love, more joy. In this way, I live my holy purpose to be truly helpful.

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

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

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Releasing Blocks to Prosperity

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

I really struggled with the blocks to Prosperity in my own mind. It was so challenging to keep trying to change things in the world, when the issue was inside my own mind and I didn’t realize it. It was like one of those horror movies I haven’t seen where the killer is calling from inside the house.

It took me a long time to see that having faith, placing my trust in Love (God) would open up my mind and change my experience of Prosperity. The big shift came when I realized that since God is all that there is, EVERYTHING I receive, I receive from God. I had the shift in my awareness and then came the shift in my life.

Recognizing that EVERYTHING I had or would have came from the unlimited source (God) helped me to also understand that EVERYTHING I gave, I gave TO God.

One place to receive from and once place to give to. That makes it easy to be in the flow of Prosperity.

I realized that, since there’s just this one – I could stop keeping score. I could give wherever I felt called to give and not have a thought that anyone owed me anything – including a thank you.

I also realized I could receive without thinking that I owed anyone. No strings attached anymore. God has no strings because God is not a manipulator.

God is unlimited and unprecedented source and supply – I could, if I chose, learn to receive without limits. How cool is that?

You see, it’s all in the mind.
The flow starts in the mind and then shows up in your life.

Would you like to open up the flow? Here’s a simple tip for you:

If you have strings attached to anything then you’re not in the flow.
Thinking someone owes you a thank you, or recognition or even any small amount of appreciation is giving to get. Let it go and open up the flow.

Are there any people in your life that you think OWE you?
If you KNEW that your experiences of lack and limitation were tied to that thought, would you be willing to give it up?

Forgive the debtors and the trespassers to open up the flow of prosperity in your life. You can get my free “How to Get Over It” forgiveness workshop on the home page of JenniferHadley.com – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

TODAY: Join Jon Mundy for his 6 part class series – live on video – ask him your questions! Jon’s class starts today, May 3. Click here now to learn more about Practicing the Principles of ACIM with Jon Mundy.

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

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Choosing A Higher Vibration

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The sun is rising over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina as I write this. Today is the last day of my Stop Playing Small Retreat and tomorrow starts my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive. I feel so blessed and inspired to be with the gorgeous individuals who have come to do this deep healing work with me.

One of the things that has come clear this weekend is that if we’d like to stop playing small and be truly helpful in this world, living the Love, walking the talk and giving up the feeling of constriction, making higher vibrational choices is the thing that supports us.

Many of us go through long periods, many, many years, of self-medication and self-sabotage before we become willing to make higher vibrational choices. Often we think that the path requires us to go cold turkey on something and to control our impulses and deprive ourselves, and I’ve felt that way.

If we view the path of healing as a path of deprivation, sublimation and regulation, it can feel very painful and here’s the most painful part: with that method of trying to control ourselves, we’re healing at SUCH a slow pace because we’re actually putting the ego in charge of our healing, rather than the Spirit.

I struggled for decades trying to manage and control my impulses ALL DAY LONG.

I had impulses to be mean and rude and unkind. I had impulses to do many things too much: eating, drinking, smoking, talking, gossiping, playing, exercising, and on and on. More was always better because I was looking to medicate and sedate myself, to distract myself from what I was feeling.

It took me decades to realize that my feelings were the indicator of whether or not I was on the right track. I wasn’t honoring my feelings, I was trying to push them down and NOT feel them. I didn’t know that learning to sit with my feelings was so self-loving and that being self-loving would lift my vibration and heal my life.

Love is what we are.
That’s why Love is the ONLY permanent healer.
Everything else is temporary.

When we sit with our feelings, out of Self-Love we learn not to fan the fire of our upset, but to let the judgments and opinions go. Judgments and opinions are our interpretations and if they’re upsetting to us they’re not correct. Fanning the fire of our upset is unkind. I learned this because I was upset so much of the time and I wanted everyone to validate me by joining me so we could all be upset together.

I learned that upsetting other people was one of the most low vibrational choices I could make. It was “dragging people down with me.” And deep down, I knew it was just affirming my own feelings of “I’m bad and wrong, not worthy of Love.”

I often went into self-medication of fantasy as an escape from my painful feelings. I had so many low vibrational choices to either punish myself or escape from how I felt about myself. I didn’t know that I was digging a deeper low vibrational hole for myself. I was unhappy in the illusion, so I was trying to escape by going deeper into it through fantasy. It made me feel even more lost in time and space.

BTW, I did an episode of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on Divine Vision or Ego Fantasy and this is a great choice to be aware of.

Finally, because of my prayers and my willingness, I began to discover that consistently looking for even a SLIGHTLY higher vibrational choice, I could find my way out of my own personal hell.

The slightly more loving choices I began to make, day after day, built up my increasing willingness. I began to be excited to look for the more loving and higher vibrational choices. It stopped feeling like a drag to “have” to be more loving. Instead of pushing myself, and berating myself into making more loving choices (just think of that! LOL!) I was noticing the feeling of the vibrational shift and I liked it! I was feeling SO MUCH better about myself.

My impulses to self-medicate were diminishing and I was really shifting. I came to a point where I decided to go all-in for God.

One thing that really helped me was learning to sense if what I was doing felt violent in any way. If it felt like it was being unkind in any way, that would be the vibration that would let me know, it’s an opportunity to make a higher vibrational choice.

I learned to ask for guidance.
Listen for the response.
Allow my Self to choose it.

Ask. Listen. Allow.

There have been times where it felt like a very intense roller coaster ride. I happen to like roller coasters. I love the laughing and screaming. I love having my hair blown back. My friend Lorri Gifford sent me this meme which I adapted slightly – I love it!

In our wild ride, let’s let the Higher Holy Spirit Self hold us and train us as we remember to Love ourselves free of lack and limitation by choosing a higher vibration. Let us realize that the Spirit is COMPLETELY holding us and that we cannot fail if we ask, listen and allow the guidance to flow in our heart.

Even one slightly higher vibrational choice per day will, profoundly change our life in just 1 month. I see it all the time in my Finding Freedom class.

And that’s precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. So that you can join me in looking for that higher vibrational choices that raises us up so we can be truly helpful in this world.

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

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive starting on Monday.

You can get all the episodes of my radio show, many have been transcribed, all available here. If you’d like help getting the podcast set up on your smart phone or tablet just let us know by replying to this email. Also, if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, please let me know!

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

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No More Self-Sabotage

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that all temptation is related to the body. All temptation is for the sole purpose of keeping us identified with our body. In other words, when we feel a temptation to do something we know in our heart isn’t loving or helpful, the temptation itself is a choice to play small, and to sabotage ourselves.

This weekend i’m leading my Stop Playing Small Retreat, and it’s amazing to be with brave souls who are willing to do some very deep healing in order to set themselves free. It’s a joy to be with them!

Usually when we think of temptation we think of “committing sins” such as lust, gluttony, and greed. However, we all know that for many people lust, gluttony and greed are no temptation. They simply are completely uninterested in them and so there’s no temptation whatsoever.

While some folks struggle with addiction and struggle intensely, the greatest temptation or addiction that I know of for most people is the temptation to judge.

The temptation to judge is the temptation to form an opinion which generates and reinforces the sense of separation. The person who is focused in oneness has no need for opinions and judgments because the truth is much more preferable.

When we judge there is then the further temptation to become irritated, frustrated, angry, sad, or some other emotional expression that brings us down.

What about the temptation to judge in the form of complaining and criticizing?

How many of us think of these emotional outbursts as temptations that keep us identified with the body? This body identification is the ultimate in playing small!

Now is the time for us to open our mind to how profound a shift and change we can make if we’re willing. Now is the time for us to stop playing small and to expand into an awareness of how many loving choices we can begin to make if we’re willing.

Let’s amp up the willingness and be mindful of the temptations that seem to be hidden. Today’s the day! Let’s do this!

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

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive starting on Monday.

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

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

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