Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Full Moon Healing

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Have you noticed that there’s been some super intense energy in the last few days? I noticed it most intensely Monday and Tuesday morning. This often happens around the time of the full moon! The moon just went full last night and that usually helps bring some relief.

Full moon is a time of healing through releasing what no longer serves. Full moon is also a time of harvest – harvesting the wisdom from our experiences and then releasing any and all attachments – that’s what a full moon healing ceremony is for!

What a time of healing this is! Let’s call forth an amazing healing and release all blocks to Love!

Many believe that extraordinary spiritual growth and expansion are impossible. I used to feel that way. The growth I desired felt so elusive. I just concluded that it was because there was something wrong with me that made it impossible for me.

What’s so cool is that even though I believed it couldn’t work for me, I was willing to shift. My willingness has brought tremendous healing.

So many of the people who begin the year in Masterful Living feel that the healing, expansion and life they desire is not possible for them. They have doubt that what they desire could ever be theirs.

At the end of every year, I talk with folks who, at the beginning of the year, were unbelievers – but not anymore!

Let me just tell you how grateful I feel that I have followed my guidance even when it was REALLY hard for me. I am so grateful and here’s why:

It’s because of hearing people’s stories of what changed for them in our Masterful Living community.

Imagine starting the year feeling that this is the year you’re going to file for divorce. It’s clear, the writing is on the wall in every room of your house. You and your spouse just aren’t compatible and there’s nothing you can do about it – you’ve tried everything you can think of.

But then, you decided to really live a simple spiritual practice. You decided to give the relationship to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and you made the effort to leave it on the altar and begin to hold the vision for a holy relationship. And your relationship began to improve and heal and become something really beautiful. I see it happen every year to many people in our community.

Year after year, I hear the beautiful and truly profound stories of people making the mental shifts that heal their life and relationships.

And the healing happens even though they don’t believe.

It’s life-changing.
When we experience these kinds of healing, then we’re changed forever.

I invite you to really go for it this coming year – focus on your willingness!

Cultivate a willingness to learn that the miracles will happen for you when you’re willing to practice and give Spirit a chance.

I have collected so many beautiful stories. Each one is a precious jewel.

It does take willingness. And that’s what spiritual community helps with. Together, we hold the light for each other so we don’t give up.

One time I spoke with someone who had decided to give up and drop out of class. She was so sure it couldn’t work for her that she was all set to withdraw.

And then she talked with someone in the community about it and changed her mind.

And now, she’s helping others to not give up, because where she was once constantly worried, she’s found peace. And she’s so grateful now she’s inspired to help others in achieving their goals with their spiritual practice. She was CONVINCED it couldn’t work for her, but it did.

We replace the old thought with the new thought and we’re on our way to a new experience of Peace and Harmony! It’s easier than you think to change everything in your mind and your life, if you’re willing.

Also – if you’re willing, come away with me for your healing!

Early bird special on NOW Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Divine Design

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Since this life is about the journey, not the destination, let’s stop making the journey unpleasant by judging ourselves and each other each and every step of the way. Instead, let’s become dedicated and devoted to living a journey of Love and celebration.

We’ve been given an incredible gift of exploration. We have the mandate to be like our Creator and call into being beautiful expressions of perfect Love, Wisdom, Creativity and more. Each and every day affords the extraordinary opportunity to begin again, and create something new and delightful.

We learn through contrast. That’s what this world is about. Some days we make a mess and other days we create exquisite beauty, and the thing that makes the difference is simply whether or not we’re choosing to be loving.

When we truly come from our loving heart, not needing or wanting anything, and express Love simply for the Joy of it, then we’re like our Creator and we’re being a helpful and healing presence in this world. Whatever we learn or remember or express, we share the benefits with everyone. When we choose to ignore Love or work against it, we bring everything and everyone with us there, too.

Glory is your inheritance, given you by your Creator that you might extend it. ~ A Course in Miracles

We can make of our life a rising tide on which all boats are lifted higher. This is our great opportunity. It can feel grandiose, but this is what we’re born for. It’s actually egotistical to think that we cannot do it.

Looking for the opportunities to extend Love throughout are day is actually super sweet and so simple. Healing happens with the power of Love operating through the grandmother who makes it clear to her family that they can always count on her to be compassionate. The whole world may not know it, but the whole world will feel it and be lifted by it.

Let’s Love like no one is keeping score, but everyone is feeling it. Now is the perfect time to begin.

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February is Relationship Month on my radio show!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Relationship Substitute. 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!
Early bird special on NOW Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Spiritual Career

Monday, February 18th, 2019

In Masterful Living class this week I was sharing about the prayer I began praying back in the mid 90’s. I started to pray every day that my life would inspire people to get up out of the Lazy Boy Recliner, turn off the television and taking loving action in their lives. I would see in my mind’s eye and feel in my heart the effect of more and more people being loving in their relationships, in their community and all over the world.

I had no idea how it would manifest or what it would mean for me personally, but I knew with my whole heart that I wished to be able to inspire people to be more loving. I, myself, deeply desired to be more loving. I was actively working on opening my heart every day. Soon after that I began taking classes at the Agape International Center and then entered into the Prayer Practitioner training to be come a licensed spiritual counselor and then from there I went into ministerial school. It was nine years of classes by the time I graduated in 2006.

When I graduated from Prayer Practitioner training there really wasn’t any substantial professional support for me to begin my own practice or for clients to find me. When I graduated from ministerial school there was also no support for me to step into ministry. This actually worked out really well for me because it forced me to find my own way.

Finding my own way felt very difficult in the beginning, but the more I became dedicated and devoted to simply being loving, the more I was led and guided to what has become the Power of Love Ministry.

Part of what made it so difficult was that I had to everything. I didn’t have the money to hire someone to help me. At the beginning of this new career as a spiritual professional, I was working at other things in order to pay my bills and I couldn’t even begin to support myself with counseling and teaching.

I used to take all kinds of classes in marketing and try to learn as much as I could about how to get the word out about what I was doing. No matter how much I did, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough and I should be doing more. That didn’t change until I reached a point I call “the tipping point”.

When I got to my tipping point, my thoughts were more loving than unloving, and that’s when my life really began to shift and become much easier. AND, right before the tipping point, it was definitely VERY challenging. It felt like almost everything was becoming difficult. I was pushed to my limits, fortunately, and I FINALLY moved into surrender.

In starting the Power of Love Ministry, I basically had to do everything for myself. There was no one to really help me. I couldn’t afford to pay anyone. Fortunately, my father gifted me with a small amount of money to get some help learning about marketing so I could let people know about what I was doing with my classes and counseling. Just my dad’s loving support made a HUGE difference for me.

In 2014 I started training spiritual counselors, and my goal shifted slightly – I saw the opportunity to not just offer people professional training, but also to give them support to launch their business, increase their practice and even offer them jobs doing what they love.

Now we’re developing training programs for teachers, ministers and prayer practitioners. Folks who have been developing their skills in our classes are getting ready to teach their own classes and I’m more excited about that than teaching my own classes! Having been in class with folks for years, I’m very aware of how talented they are and how much they have to offer.

I’ve had to invest SO MUCH of my time and energy into administration, to create the platform to be able to support the teachers who are coming out to share their gifts now. I’m able to offer them what I didn’t have – the opportunity to focus on teaching and counseling instead of on the administrative side.

There are SO MANY wonderful people involved in this Power of Love Ministry, in our Masterful Living Community who are stepping up and learning facilitation, counseling, teaching and stepping into these leadership roles. It’s time for the light workers to rise and shine and they’re doing it! Together, we’re doing it.

Soon we’ll be offering a community newsletter so more people can know about the beautiful and miraculous transformation that so many are going through as they apply these beautiful principles in A Course in Miracles.

The other day I was having a video chat with my good friend, Lisa Natoli, and we were talking about everything from dying our hair, to my new home search, our upcoming Spring Clearing Healing Retreat (along with Jon Mundy & Corinne Zupko) and our ministries and classes. It was a typical feminine conversation all over the place, winding and circling around the depth and breadth of our lives, but not TOO deep because we only had an hour! LOL – we can talk for the whole day if given the chance, we enjoy each other’s company so much.

Lisa said that I needed to promote the professional development programs that we’re offering at the Power of Love Ministry and let more people know about them. I promise to do better with that. Especially, because now I’m so happy to be supporting people in leading my Forgive & Be Free Workshop. Forgiveness really is the way out of our suffering and it is SO fulfilling to help people figure that out and apply it in their lives. I’d like to be able train thousands of people to teach what true forgiveness is. I know we can do it!

We can create trainings and workshops that go into schools, corporations and communities as well as churches. Just imagine if we’d all been taught how to practice forgiveness when we were 6 or 7 years old, with a bit more training each year in school we’d have completely different lives. I know we can implement this if we’re willing – Spirit will provide the roadmap.

For years, when I shared my goals, people would say to me, “how’re you ever going to do that?” I’d say “I don’t know. That part hasn’t been given to me yet.” Spirit leads, we follow. That’s the way we do it. There is a roadmap and there’s a path that’s being laid out. Our willingness is all that’s required.

Right now, Finding Freedom from Fear and Masterful Living are the two foundations of the professional trainings we’re offering and there are additional modules as well. One of those additional modules is the Leading & Creating A Workshop training Jon Mundy and I are offering next month. The one we did last year was SO powerful, and I’m excited to go even deeper next month. (BTW, this program will not be offered again until sometime in 2020.)

If you have any interest at all in these programs – take my 1 minute survey to let me know so I can share more with you. Click here now to respond to this survey.

No matter where we are in our lives, no matter what we’re interested in, we can let Spirit be our guide. Our path is a path of Love, our journey is one of awakening to Love’s eternal presence. We cannot fail.

Early bird special on NOW  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Understanding

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

We have amazing inner resources.  I just read a story about a man who was attacked by a mountain lion while our for a run in Colorado.  He managed to actually kill the mountain lion and survive.  Amazing and extraordinary things can happen in our lives and we have inner resources to surmount the challenge.

Sometimes it’s hard to understand what A Course in Miracles means when it tells us in lesson 135 that everything has been GENTLY planned by one whose only purpose is our good. How could being attacked by a mountain lion while innocently out for a run, and having a battle to the death, be gently planned for someone’s good? That seems incredible. Meaning, it seems impossible to believe.

And that’s where faith comes in.  We have to be willing to accept this is the fact of our life.  As ACIM also tells us: all things work together for our good without exception.

To have peace, we must accept these truths EVEN THOUGH we don’t understand them.  This is the path of opening our mind to be ABLE to know the truth that liberates from thinking we can’t understand.

Understanding is not required for faith.
Faith reveals KNOWING which is entirely different from understanding and believing.

I put my faith in Love’s protection.

Let’s focus on being willing to know the truth and let the incredible be as it is. Our knowing of precisely why it would be for that mans good will come to us if we’re willing. I’d rather hold onto that, then constantly be chasing some kind of understanding.

This path is not for everyone, but I’m so glad I found it, because it is definitely brought me Peace!

Speaking of mountain lions – last year Seth Meyers shared a story that was amazing. If you like – here it is on video – the story of a kickass grandma who was attacked by a bobcat.

Oh, and BTW, statistics are that barely a handful of people have been attacked and hurt by mountain lions in the last 100 years.

Early bird special on NOW Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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1 Goal

Friday, February 15th, 2019

There are many who are challenged with conversations right now because either they are upset and hurting or the people around them are upset and hurting. So much is getting stirred up right now that people are frightened and angry and taking it out on each other.

In A Course in Miracles it tells us so clearly, “The sole responsibility of the miracle worker is to accept the Atonement for himself.”

What does that mean? It means our one responsibility in our entire life is to accept that this world as an illusion and a projection and everything that we think we hate is a projection of self-hatred. Every upset is really self-upset projected outwards.

When we can have compassion for those who seem to bother us we are having Self-compassion and that is the way out of hell.

As people who Love the Light, we are here to be truly helpful and remember that everything in this world is an opportunity for us to Love ourselves free of any and all delusions and illusions and that is the one thing that everything is for. Let’s not make up stories about what things are for, let’s just accept what they are REALLY for and get on with it.

The time is now for waking up! Let’s give all the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW and learn to ALLOW the Higher Holy Spirit Self to guide us.

If we focus on our one goal, the Spirit WILL show us the way. The Light of Love within us WILL light the way! It’s much easier than we think. We can learn through joy rather than suffering! Now is OUR time!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Two in-person events next month Early bird special on NOW Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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The Love of Your Life

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, how about deciding to BE the Love of your life?

Many years ago, during the month of February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I sat for hours in contemplative meditation about Love. It came to me so clearly that my primary relationship is with the Infinite Presence. My beloved is THE Beloved, regardless of what other relationships I might have.

On that fine Valentine’s Day gone by, as I continued my sittins in contemplative meditation about the nature of Love, what I came to feel was that the Beloved Loves me with an Infinite Capacity to Love. My Beloved loves me through everyone and everything, that’s how much my Beloved loves me. What I awoke to is that I want to be THAT Lover’s lover.

I choose to say with strength and Clarity that I AM devoted to the Lover who loves with no beginning and no end. The Beloved holds nothing against me and cannot do enough for me. Everywhere I go, there my Lover is, rejoicing in me, making my way joyous.

Miraculously, with this realization of being adored by the Divine, I’ve been able to walk (more and more every day), with the sense that the Beloved is with me always. This soulful realization has led me to be more loving, more kind to everyone I meet – knowing that they are an aspect of my Beloved, the source of all Love. This realization has led me to be more receptive to the good that my Beloved is always trying to express for me and around me. This is where the devotion is for me. My Beloved cannot help but give to me, and I am receptive to it or it passes me by.

Because I feel so well loved, it is easier for me to be more patient, kind, generous, and more like my Beloved. I have finally learned how to walk in the awareness that I give only to my Beloved and it is only my Beloved who gives to me – no matter what it looks like or who is standing in front of me. Always, it is my Beloved. I am in Love with The One who invented Love, and The One who invented Love is in Love with me ~ and ever shall it be so.

Since All is One, I know that you, too, are the Beloved of the Beloved – and ever shall it be so!

I think of February as relationship month. Each February I dedicate my radio show to relationship healing and holy relationships. There are so many episodes on relationships, you can easily search and find one – click here to search 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Early bird special on NOW Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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More

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Have you ever yearned to have more? Have you ever thought that if you had more your problems would be over?

In our human experience, we’ve seen so many people who seemed to have it all – great fame, physical beauty, tremendous wealth and creative talent and genius – and who have been beloved and admired by millions, and yet they have felt so completely worthless that they’ve killed themselves, thereby proving that “having it all” isn’t worth much.

There’s no substitute for recognizing that I AM the Love of God and I AM that I AM. It is the greatest act of both strength and humility to recognize that the Christ lies within each one of us. Isn’t it extraordinary that we cannot recognize our own magnificence until we recognize that that same spark of Christ is in everyone?

We all have the kingdom preinstalled. For each of us, EVERYTHING of value will be added unto us if we value the Kingdom above all else. Why wait? Why delay your having everything in order to temporarily have that which can never satisfy?

We are all on this path of purification. We’re purifying our minds of all opinions and judgments that distract us from recognizing the Kingdom is within. It’s the process of elimination that leads to illumination. It’s a spiritual cleaning – taking out the trash that has accumulated in our hearts and minds.

Our Freedom lies in recognizing that our brothers and sisters are the Christ come to meet us and bless is. Being able to behold the Christ in others is what clarifies our own mind. Simply this: We choose Love. Love is our healer.

Now is the time of our liberation, and Love is our liberator. Choosing Love reveals the Christ within. We don’t have to figure out how – our job is to be willing to allow and it will be made manifest.

Yes, of course there is more, much more, but it’s already with in us. We don’t have to GET it, we have to GIVE it. “To have, give all to all,” so says A Course in Miracles.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Early bird special on NOW Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Responsibility in Relationship

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Today on my radio show I’ll be sharing about responsibility in relationship. Being able to take responsibility for our feelings is the way out of most people’s experiences of relationship misery. It’s amazing how much gratitude we can have when realize we’ve been doing it to ourselves and we can stop!

Last night in Masterful Living, one of the things we were discussing was guilt. Many people feel guilty for a variety of reasons, and that guilt is like a wet, stinky blanket on their life and on their energy field. Let’s get rid of it!

Guilt is not really my thing. When I was a kid, my grandmother would often try to make me feel guilty in order to manipulate me, and I learned to throw that off. I developed a Teflon coating for guilt. It still comes up from time to time, and I’ve learned a lot about how to let guilt go.

The number one way to release the guilt is to not put guilt on anyone else. It’s like I say all the time:

the judger always feels judged
the attacker always feels attacked
the lover always feels beloved

Let’s add: the guilt-er always feels guilty (and secretly ashamed)

Which would you like to feel — Guilty or Beloved? You’re in charge of your choices, so why choose to feel guilty and ashamed when you could feel Beloved?

You may be trying to make people feel guilty and, perhaps, not even be aware of it. When you’re upset, if you feel in ANY WAY that it’s someone else’s fault, and you tell them you’re upset – you’re probably, perhaps unconsciously, trying to blame them and make them feel guilty and ashamed. This will only cause you to feel guilty and ashamed – perhaps unconsciously. Next thing you know, you’re depressed and self-medicating. Yuck – the wet, stinky blanket of despair has landed, self-inflicted. Ugh.

If you believe that you have the power to make other people happy, to fix their lives, to rescue them or heal them, and you withhold Love from them, you probably will feel guilty because you might also be punishing them, consciously or unconsciously.

If you feel upset, and you feel it will help you to tell other people about it, make sure you don’t feel they’re responsible. If you do feel they’re responsible for your feelings, then take ownership of it like this:

“I’m feeling upset and I know it’s not you’re fault. It’s my crazy thinking. I’d like to talk it through with you, so that I can take total responsibility for my thoughts and feelings and heal this crazy thinking. Are you willing to help me talk it through?”

However, if you have a secret desire to blame them and shame them for “making you” feel upset, then don’t go talk with them – unless they’re really skilled at being able to recognize you’re exposing your crazy secret desire to blame and shame. Responsibility is the way out. Taking TOTAL ownership of our feelings is the only way to have a truly healing and productive conversation.

Remember, the ego loves to pick a fight, to blame and to shame and that will only leave you feeling guilty and ashamed. There’s just no benefit to trying to make others responsible for your upset. Heal that habit, and your life will become more loving, more prosperous and more harmonious! Woo-hoo!

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

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Depression Dissolver

Monday, February 11th, 2019

I’m excited about today! First, let me say that it’s the very last day this year to enroll in my Masterful Living Course 2019 – registration is closing until next year.

This time of year there can be a lot of talk about sadness and depression. Old hurts are coming up to be healed. Some people live in places where it gets quite dark in winter. When it’s cold and dark it can be really tough for some.

At times it seems that the darkness can lead us to more sadness and more choices that fuel physical challenges. When we’re experiencing the dark days of winter, more time inside, we can consume more alcohol and sugar, and that can have an impact on how we feel physically, and also emotionally. Sometimes when self-medication intensifies, the combination leads to depression and hopelessness – it can be so intense.

The dark time of year is also an external invitation to turn inward and find the Light there – where it has always been.

One thing that can become apparent is the gravitation to moodiness. Sometimes the intensity of emotional swings can make some people feel alive, strange as it seems. There’s a sense of “specialness” in feeling so badly. While I never have had depression, I could go into a sense of sadness for long periods when I was younger. I was really into the “specialness” of my moods, attitudes and drama. I felt so special because I felt so misunderstood. It was a reason for existing – or so I thought!

On top of that, when we find ourselves feeling sad and depressed, it can begin to feel like your caught in quicksand. It can feel like an energetic whirlpool pulling you down, down, down, with no bottom in sight.

I feel grateful for the beautiful clarity of A Course in Miracles – it’s not always easy to hear this, but I have experienced it to be true:

“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.” (ACIM, Chapter 14, Section IV, This Need Not Be – Paragraph 5)

It can seem that the world has got us into that state of lack and limitation.

It can seem that things are being taken from us.

It can seem that what we want we do not have, cannot have, and will never have.

Appearances are symbolic of our beliefs.

Let us heal the mind that believes in lack by identifying with our spiritual identity – which lacks in nothing – it IS that inner Light.

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

We must have the courage to look within and discover the Kingdom is within, and not the ugliness and despair we think is all that’s there. That’s just not true. The Light within WILL win!

Year after year in my Masterful Living Course I witness as people heal chronic depression. Some have suffered for more than a decade and have lasting healing after just a few months. The healing happens when we’re willing to change our mind. And truly, if we’re willing, the Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting.

If you’re feeling depressed, feeling far from being Light and Love, know that it is your willingness to choose another thought that is your healer – count your blessings – Love and gratitude is the spiritual practice that heals.

And if you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and the company of some beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 last day to register!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! Today’s the last day to join us!

If you’d like support to decide if this class is right for you right now, consider signing up for a free Exploratory Call. No pressure. No sales. You’ll connect with a Spiritual Counselor who has taken the course, and done the work, and can answer your specific questions. It’s totally free for you. Click here to sign up for an Exploratory Call.

Retreat with us! We’re offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 20 to 24. As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage. It’s such a relief to let it go! If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join us!

Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Promised Land

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

This life is about the journey, not the destination – we hear that all the time, but we still focus on the destination, and sometimes we even make the journey very unpleasant by judging ourselves every step of the way. Been there, done that.

We judge our experience on the journey when there’s no added benefit. After all, we learn through contrast — it’s a journey of contrast, peaks and valleys.

Think of Dr. King and his “Mountain Top” speech. King told us that, in his heart and mind, he had felt and seen the fulfillment of his dream. He declared it in his very last speech, one of my favorites. He said he knew he might not get to the promised land with us in form, but he had seen the coming glory and knew it was real.

On the eve of his assassination, he told us he knew he had played his part, as difficult and grueling as it was, and he was grateful. He was filled with gratitude at having played his part, and for being able to truly know the coming glory. That’s the way to live our life.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in despair, and then decide to move out of it. As we learn to grow towards the Light of our own being, we teach it, we demonstrate it, we share it. That’s a good and beautiful purpose, and I’m glad for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in self-judgment, and then finally decide to Love ourselves and move forward in that discovery where the Love is that much more precious because we had to dig for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to blame others for our problems and live in resentment, and then finally decide to release the judgment, forgive ourselves for straying off course, and then discover all the Wisdom, all the healing, that was encoded into everything that we had labeled as a betrayal.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live a loveless life of manipulating and controlling others, and finally realize that only giving without attachment brings Love and happiness.

Let us be willing to catch the vision of our future glory and hold it in our hearts now with a deep and abiding gratitude, allowing it to manifest as our very life.

Let us enjoy the journey together and drop all judgment, all criticism and all blame, so we can truly live the intended glory of our life now. NOW. Now is the time for us to DECIDE we’re done with playing small and living in lack and limitation. Now is the time for us to choose to move towards the Light in a dedicated and devoted way.

I’m a huge proponent of becoming dedicated and devoted.

It sometimes seems as though we don’t have what it takes, because we’ve left a long trail of broken promises that we’ve made to ourselves. I know A LOT about that.

No matter what the past has been, we can start again in this moment, and the key to our success will ALWAYS be allowing Spirit to do the heavy lifting of figuring out how the healing will happen.

We don’t have to figure out HOW.
Our one job is to ALLOW.

Spirit knows the way. Life IS Love and Love knows the way. There is that within us that knows, and we can ALLOW ourselves to be led.

Dedication to Love, not to rules and limitation.
Devotion to being kind, generous of heart, patient, and helpful has transformed my life, because it has kept my attention on Love.

I used to be angry most of the time.
I felt bitter and resentful much of the time.

I would look for things to be upset about in order to release some of the steam that was building up inside me. I’d blast it out all over people for any reason, whatsoever. I didn’t think about others. I was only hurting and needing to explode.

I felt entitled to hijack the conversation, the day, the event, the dinner, or whatever was going on. I’d hijack it with my desperation and my upset.

Ultimately, I realized, I hate myself for doing that and I have to learn to stop.

I became very determined to learn patience, kindness and generosity of heart, and to practice it NO MATTER WHAT. It wasn’t easy for me. It was extremely challenging and yet, just like when you challenge your physical body to strengthen through working out really hard, you can train your mind to be stronger and more fit.

And that’s what A Course in Miracles is.
It’s a mind training system that works.
When we apply it.

Learning to apply it was challenging only because my willingness to be loving was so much weaker than my need to be right about everything. That need to be right came from weakness. Every time I acted it out, I felt even more weak. What strengthened me was choosing to be loving.

And that’s why I offer the classes I offer now – because when we do it together, it’s SO much easier.

I decided to have 1 goal – and that goal was to simply be loving.

Let’s pray to let Spirit lead us and guide us! We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. And that’s beautiful!

If this topic of beginning again interests you, on January 1st, I did a radio show on The Holy Instant & Special Rebirth & Renewal  that you may find helpful. Also on my radio show, I turn my focus to relationships for the whole month of February. I’ve been doing this for years, and so I’ll be starting that on Tuesday. If this is a topic that particularly interests you, I encourage you to go and check out the A Course in Miracles Radio show archive. You can also get the two podcasts for all of the episodes. It’s all available for downloading, including transcripts. And now, we’re also posting the radio show episodes at YouTube for viewing with captioning at my YouTube channel. If you subscribe, you’ll be notified when new videos are added.

Spirit is always for us and never against us, and we can learn to rely upon that and, when we do, we feel carried and lifted to much higher ground. Like, MLK, we can start to see and feel the promised land, and recognize that it is within us. It has been there all along!

Masterful Living 2019 registration is open again for 2 days. It closes tomorrow, Monday, February 11. If you’d like support to decide if this class is right for you right now, consider signing up for a free Exploratory Call. No pressure. No sales. You’ll connect with a Spiritual Counselor who has taken the course, and done the work, and can answer your specific questions. It’s totally free for you. Click here to sign up for an Exploratory Call.

Let me know what you’re interested in – please take my latest survey – it’s only about 1 minute of your time or less!

Retreat with us! We’re offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 20 to 24. As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage. It’s such a relief to let it go! If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join us!

Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Flow of Love

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

So many of us yearn for more Love in our lives. We’d like more connection, more intimacy, more approval, more fun, more enjoyment. A Course In Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.” To have more Love, give more Love.

And Love asks for nothing — nothing in return, and no recognition, no appreciation. Love is a giving, flowing thing that needs nothing because it already IS everything.

Love is EVERYTHING, what could Love need in return. If you have everything, what is there to need, to want, to lack?

The people I know who are longing for more Love and connection in their life are sometimes aware that they are the ones who are blocking the flow of Love. The block is coming from inside them.

Some folks are in relationships that don’t feel loving. There’s often a belief that the reason there’s a lack of Love in their relationship is because of what the other people are doing. The block is coming from the outside is the false belief. When we think the problem is out there we’re the victim.

Victimhood can feel intensely depressing, frustrating and confusing, as well as hurtful.
And when we think the problem is inside us, and we can’t fix it – that’s equally painful.

What can make things even more difficult, and we might not even realize it, is we’re judging ourselves for not being able to figure it out. We judge ourselves as being a failure, or we judge our loved ones as being bad, wrong and a failure. Judge, judge, judge.

I can so relate to this. I would ping pong back and forth between the two mindsets of blaming myself and blaming others. Blaming doesn’t help. In fact, blaming NEVER helps.

What DOES help increase the flow of Love is being willing to look for the loving choices in the moment. We’re often discussing this in Masterful Living, because we’re so focused on healing our hearts and minds, and that can only come from more Love flowing.

Sometimes Love is as simple as being able to PAUSE, rather than react from the same perspective from the past.

When we pause, something new can happen.
With a pause, we’re letting Spirit have a chance to get in.
In the pause, we can hear the still small voice of Spirit.

It takes a strong willingness to move out of reaction and into a pause.

We all desire to be in the flow of Love so much, it’s worth a little pause, isn’t it?

If you KNEW that training yourself to pause in order to hear the voice for Love would improve the quality of every minute of the rest of your life, would you make it a priority?4 DAYS LEFT!!! I’ve reopened Masterful Living registration, and it’s closing on Monday and then it’s closed until 2020!

So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible. This is the power of an effective spiritual practice.

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

3 Days Left to register – We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living. We have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your own intuition is your best guide!

You have until Feb 11 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

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

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Awakening Now!

Friday, February 8th, 2019

I AM focused on healing. I don’t have any problem telling anyone who’s interested that I’m actively working on my healing. And I share my healing with everyone because we’re one.

I used to have the experience of “2 steps forward and 1.99 steps back” – I had that experience a lot. It was really painful. I had lots of self-judgment and self-inflicted pain and suffering, berating myself for not doing better.

Yes, I’ve experienced growth for decades, but there were so many set backs that I often felt ashamed because I couldn’t seem to do better. Now, all that has changed.

I feel a steady progressive healing. I have learning experiences, but no set backs. Why? Because I’m not judging myself for being a learner. I’m SO grateful that I can be a learner. I LOVE being a learner.

This year, I’m so willing to rock this healing, learning journey!

I’ve been amazed that I could accomplish the amount of healing that I’ve had so far, and I’m going for the total healing. I’m focusing on waking up. All of the ways that don’t serve me are being brought to the Light for healing, and I’m grateful for that.

We have so much support from the invisible. Let’s accept it.

Let’s allow the healing to happen and not get in the way of it, anymore.

Let’s DECIDE to make this year the year that we choose the highest level of healing that we can hold. No more delays. Now is the time for us.

Let’s truly allow ourselves to be learners, without judgment, harvesting the Wisdom that we learn from making errors. When we seem to fall off track, we get back on track by having compassion for ourselves.

Compassion is Love, and Love is our healer, because Love is our true identity. When we choose loving choices, we are choosing to align with Truth and that is liberating.

This is a year of spiritual liberation. This is the year of our reveling in the Light! I claim it and I allow it! And so, it is!

Are you ready to rock this year of spiritual liberation? Let’s do it together! What Joy awaits us?!

4 DAYS left to register – I’m reopening Masterful Living registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020.

So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible. This is the power of an effective spiritual practice.

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

4 Days Left to register – We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living. We have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your own intuition is your best guide!

You have until Feb 11 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

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

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Deeper

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

I used to get upset so often and so easily. I had a very strong habit, almost an addiction, to taking offense. Being offended gave me a sense of power. And that’s how I learned that taking offense, criticizing, and complaining are ways that those who don’t feel powerful can try to get some kind of sense of power. Unfortunately, it backfires every single time, and just leaves us feeling weaker and more depleted. I feel like I wrote the book on that!

One of the most challenging things for me to grasp, and for many spiritual students, is that we’re not upset for the reason we think we are. (Lesson 5 of A Course in Miracles). For instance, if we’re upset because our loved ones aren’t behaving the way we think they should behave, we’ll always be incorrect.

We’ve been trained to blame our upset on others, but that doesn’t make it right. Blaming another for how we feel is the habit of someone who fears taking responsibility for their choices. And that’s a rough place to be. I know. I lived there for a long time. I don’t ever want to go back – even for a visit.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we’re willing to look beyond the surface of our distress, we can finally discover that we’re actually upset because, although we pretend to be committed to be unconditionally loving, we’ve given ourselves permission to judge our loved ones whenever we feel like it.

When we have the courage to look a little bit deeper, we’ll discover that those judgments we’re holding against our loved ones – our opinions of what they should and shouldn’t be doing – are, by nature, thoughts of attack, with a violent energetic.

There’s a huge gap between being unconditionally loving and giving ourselves permission to mentally attack whenever we feel like it. And, deep down, we know it. It’s blatant hypocrisy. And THAT is the actual cause of our upset.

Deep down, we’re upset because we’ve given ourselves permission to be unkind, unloving, and unjust. On a spiritual level, it’s a profound betrayal of Self. It’s also a form of terrorism. And we can pretend no one is noticing, but there’s only ONE MIND, so there’s no where to hide. And we know it.

What is the cure? Forgiveness. We forgive ourselves and become willing to replace the habit of judging with a commitment to compassion. Compassion is Love, and Love is the healer. When we heal the inner terrorist, we heal terrorism in the world, for All is One, all minds ARE joined. It’s so beautifully healing when we can be grateful we’re response-ABLE and exercise our ability to respond with Love. What a blessing!

So many people know that they need to “let it go,” but they don’t. They don’t let it go, in part, because they don’t know how. They don’t let it go, in part, because they don’t have the support to be willing. And that’s why I feel that my Masterful Living Course is so powerful and so important. Yes, important.

It’s important to be able to leave the past behind and live our true purpose. Forgiveness makes that possible.

The more this community grows, and strengthens and demonstrates the miracles that are possible for us – on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, in relationships and finances and more – the more grateful I am that I said yes to leading this community.

It is my pleasure and my honor to be a witness to the extraordinary healing that takes place in our community. And so, I’ve reopened Masterful Living registration for 1 week only and then it’s closed until 2020.

5 DAYS left to register – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans, and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

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

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I Love A Bully

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Have you ever been bullied? I have. Have you ever been the bully? I have. I’ve been on both sides of the experience and what I’ve learned is that the one who acts like a bully is really offering a cry for Love.

Often times. the person who seems like a bully feels so weak and helpless that the only they choice they can see. in order to regain their footing and their sense of self. is to try to push other people around. People who act like a bully will bully themselves. too.

The one who bullies is usually afraid. because they’re convinced that if they don’t get their way that things will be bad, wrong, and unbearable. They are so afraid that things will go badly that they will be willing to ruin their relationships in order to get their way. It’s a form of temporary insanity.

Any form of anger or cruelty is temporary insanity. Let’s have compassion for the one who behaves insanely. Let’s have compassion for the one who is so afraid that they have to intimidate others in order to feel safe. There’s no safety in intimidation. It’s pure insanity.

Having compassion doesn’t mean that we tolerate their behavior. It means not returning the attack, but responding with Love, like the students who were trained in nonviolence during the 1960’s Civil Rights movement.

It might seem hard to believe that the one who acts like a bully feels weak and afraid, but it’s true. Having compassion for the person who feels weak and afraid, even if they’re acting like a bully, can be healing and transformative.

A person who behaves like a bully is often expressing anger – and that anger is really a sign of fear and hurt. Let’s stop looking at the surface and treating the symptoms – let’s go to the root cause and do our healing work!

Let’s extend Love and compassion to the one who acts like a bully – whether it’s oneself or someone else. The healing always starts with our willingness.

Interacting with someone who acts like a bully, whether it’s internal or external, is no fun. However, healing is always available to us when we are willing to choose Love.

Choosing Love isn’t always easy, sometimes it is tremendously challenging – and, in my experience, it’s ALWAYS worth the effort. In fact, the more challenging it is to choose Love, the more benefit there is for us in making the loving choice.

Let’s choose Love today! Let’s find compassion in our hearts for those who behave like a bully. Let’s expand our ability to choose Love to the maximum. Let’s maximize all of the healing opportunities there are for us. Let’s really go for it this year!!

6 DAYS LEFT – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans, and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration reopened 

For 1 week only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

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

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Lessons of Love

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Love never fails and ego always fails. It’s the truth of life, and it’s borne out every single day of our lives. We can learn from our expressions of Love and, when we do, it awakens our remembrance of the truth – it’s liberating.

If I could give you some knowledge, some insight, some healing awareness, it would be the belief that you can never fail, because you are Love and Love never fails.

For me, the way that I have learned this is to place my faith and trust in Love. The way I have learned that Love never fails, that the Light of God can never fail, is to be in service to the Light – to live in service to the Light, and it is through being that, living that, doing that, that I’ve come to know and understand that Love and Light cannot fail.

Now, I can see that the only failure there is is the “failure to communicate” Love. And yet, when it seems that we’ve failed to be loving, because of Love and the Power of Love, there is always learning and so Love wins.

What would you invest yourself in, if you knew you couldn’t fail? Be the Love in that thing and you will not fail, you cannot fail.

My invitation to you today is to practicing being of service to the Light through all that you do today. It’s about being Love in your mind and shining that forth into all of your activities. People cannot fail to notice and be inspired, too. And in this way, we share our success with everyone!

This is precisely why the #1 benefit people see in their lives during my Masterful Living Course is the transformation of their relationships. The healing happens in our hearts and spreads to everyone we know. It’s truly miraculous and so inspiring!

7 DAYS LEFT – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans, and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an Exploratory Call to learn more about Masterful Living! These Exploratory Calls are my gift to you! You’ll get Clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by Spiritual Counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration reopened 

For 1 week only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 then please click here to learn more now.

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is Lessons of Love. 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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Prosperity & Forgiveness

Monday, February 4th, 2019

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

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

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

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

Prosperity IS Love.
Love IS Prosperity.

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

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

Prosperity IS Peace. Peace IS Love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Punishment

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Greetings from Sedona, Arizona! I’m here with a beautiful friend, Kevin Haddle, from Masterful Living and we came to see Carolyn Myss teach about medical intuition. I feel so loved and supported by the beauty of the land here, and the energy is deeply nourishing for the inner work we’re doing.

One of the things that I’ve been thinking about for the past week is the patterns in the mind of punishment. We recently did the “5-Day Challenge to End Self-Sabotage” and most of us who engage in self-sabotage and self-medication have an awareness that there’s an aspect to it that feels like self-punishment. The ego thought system is has an ugly thread of punishment all the way through it. And even the most dedicated spiritual students aren’t aware of it.

For instance, do you look at the political or cultural scene and see folks who are acting out in ways that seem mercenary, egotistical, and unconscionable? And, when you think of them, do you think they should be punished? I notice that it seems almost like a knee-jerk reaction.

If we see someone doing something that we label as wrong or bad, then we actively want to see them be punished. Very often, the thought of supporting them to see the effects of their choices, to practice true forgiveness and to help them discover why their choices were hurtful or destructive in order to redeem them on a spiritual level – these things are not practiced much in our culture and society.

They also aren’t practiced much in our families.

For me, it’s been so helpful, and so life-changing and relationship-changing, to ELIMINATE the need to punish anyone who has behaved in an unkind or unloving way. Instead of getting angry and upset, and telling people how I don’t like what they’ve done and blaming them for how I feel, I’ve been practicing taking responsibility and extending compassion.

In making this shift, I’ve really had to retrain and relearn, but thanks to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, it’s been miraculous and easier than I could ever have imagined – of course, having a true willingness makes the difference.

I woke up this morning thinking about the Responsibility For Sight section in the A Course in Miracles Text, it begins like this, “This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, release from pain and the complete escape from sin, all to be given you.”

I remember reading that for the first time and thinking, “WOW!! THANK YOU!”

It goes on to say, “Say only this, but mean it with no reservations, for here the power of salvation lies:” And that was another OMG, Here it comes! And then, here is what we are to say:

“I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked. Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you. Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.” T-21.II.2.

My shorthand for this became:

I am responsible for what I see,
And everything is just as I wish it to be.

I’ve said that to myself thousands of times, and it’s helped me to snap out of the delusion of the illusion an into the power of loving choices. That’s no small thing.

If we’re not taking responsibility we’re probably in blame, and then we are the victim. The victim always believe in punishment. Some people who believe they are a victim are convinced, deep down, that they are being punished for their sins.

We can put an end to all this stinking thinking. That’s what my life and work is about, helping myself to unwrap these gnarly patterns as quickly and easily as possible by truly LIVING A Course in Miracles and then sharing what I’m learning to support others.

Many believe that the pains they experience in this world are the punishment for their sins. Sometimes I think the greatest sin that ever was is the idea that God was a being or a system that would punish us. I’ve come to see that all punishment is self-inflicted, even when it seems that it’s coming from outside.

I used to feel punished and as I eliminate the wish to punish anyone, the feeling of being punished has dissolved and resolved. I cannot wish to punish someone else and not feel punished myself, because there is only one of us here. There’s no way out of experiencing what we project. There just isn’t.

However, we can heal the habit of projection. And that’s such a good thing!

On Christmas Day last year, I did a radio show on The Holy Instant & Special Relationships that you may find helpful. Also, on my radio show, I turn my focus to relationships for the whole month of February. I’ve been doing this for years and so I’ll be starting that on Tuesday. If this is a topic that particularly interests you, I encourage you to go and check out the A Course in Miracles Radio show archive. You can also get the two podcasts for all of the episodes. It’s all available for downloading, including transcripts. And now, we’re also posting the radio show episodes at YouTube for viewing with captioning at my YouTube channel. If you subscribe you’ll be notified when new videos are added.

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Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Spiritual Practice Saves Money

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

I am constantly delighted by how God works in my life. I frequently say that spiritual practice saves time, money and energy, and it does. There’s tangible proof every day.

I remember one time when my computer’s DVD player wasn’t working properly, and I got a strong feeling that it was time to call Apple and find out what to do about it. The technician suggested that it might be a software issue and I should update to the latest operating system.

So, I backed everything up and did the update. That didn’t fix my DVD player. What it did was, it slowed my laptop way down. By Friday night it was so slow it was really difficult to work. Remember swapping floppies back in the old days thirty years ago? It was slow like that.

So, I called tech support and spent a couple of hours on the phone and there was no end in sight, so I decided to take the laptop to the Apple store.

At the store, I had a great Genius bar rep who was so sweet and helpful. It was a pleasure to spend time with her. In the end, here is the good news:

My laptop was 8 days from the warranty protection plan expiring, and if I hadn’t brought it in, I wouldn’t have realized it.

They’re replacing the DVD player under warranty.

They’re going to do an extra check of every component and part to make sure everything works well before that warranty expires.

They’re going to Fed-Ex it back to me.

Thank you, Spirit for sending me the intuitive hit to take care of the DVD player now and not wait!

Back in the old days, when the ego ran my life I would have been so angry and upset that any of the issues were happening, and I can bet you that the Genius Bar Goddess would not have shined her wonderful light on me and felt called to be so helpful.

I know that everything went so well because there was nothing to forgive – I didn’t feel I needed to forgive Apple when I walked in the store with my “problem.” Instead, I was simply going in for assistance, to improve things, and that’s what I got – assistance.

While I was there, I enjoyed being patient, for the most part, that everything worked together for my good and I was able to enjoy my laptop for a while longer..

I can honestly see that because of my attitude, and my Peace, I really did save time, money and energy.

That’s how life is. It’s EXTREMELY valuable to realize it. It’s so worth it to have patience. When I have patience it’s so easy to see how completely loved I am by the Universe! That’s why ACIM says, “Infinite patience produces immediate results.”

TODAY: You can still register for free for my Forgive & Be Free Workshop – live, online – on ZOOM video platform. Click here to register now.

Retreat with us!  We’re offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 20 to 24.  As always on my retreats, we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage.  It’s such a relief to let it go!  If you’d like to start your Spring with real Clarity and healing, come join us!

Tomorrow: SUPER Early Bird Ends on Today  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Lead & Create A Workshop teacher training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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The Last Mile

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Imagine that you’re a long distance runner in a marathon race.

You’re running and running and it’s tiring.

Your muscles become depleted, weary and sore.

Your feet and back ache.

You may feel like giving up, because you’d like the pain to be over.

You just want to stop.

Maybe you complain about the scenery along the way.

Maybe you resent and judge the company you meet along the way.

Maybe it feels like you’re running through a valley of shadows and death.

And yet, you cannot actually stop until you cross the finish line.

The only option you have is to drag the race out.

You can fall to your knees and begin to crawl.

You can sit down and wallow in your misery.

If you choose, you can make it more painful, more intense.

Or, you can use your mind to rise above it and keep thine eye single.

You can use every part of your experience to refine your mind and strengthen your awareness of what’s true and what’s not.

You can rejoice to know the journey is coming to an end and your victory is certain.

You’re in the last bit now. You can pick up the pace,or you can slow down. It’s up to you.

You can complain that it’s not over yet and lengthen your experience of the journey, or you can rejoice that your victory is in sight.

The I AM offers us ALL the strength we need to make it to victory. Ask and it is given!

I AM the strength, the courage, the power to move forward steadily through all experiences, whatever they may be, and remain joyous and uplifted, filled with Peace and Harmony at all times by the Glorious Presence which “I AM.” Victory is mine! Victory is mine! Victory is mine!

The basic decision of the miracle-minded
is not to wait on time any longer than is necessary.
Time can waste as well as be wasted.
A Course in Miracles

Are you willing to put the I AM Presence / Higher Holy Spirit Self in charge of your journey to carry you to the end?

Tomorrow: SUPER Early Bird Ends on Saturday  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Lead & Create A Workshop teacher training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Prayer Partners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Right now I’m visiting my BFF, Rev. Karen Russo in Scottsdale, Arizona and I feel blessed. Karen and I have been Prayer Partners for more than 20 years, and our relationship is so clean and clear. We’re 100% in support of each other.

I have my “spiritual posse” of Prayer Partners that are the best-est of friends, and it’s a powerful and beautiful thing to have a solid relationship that is completely about support and celebration of our divinity and Wholeness. My Prayer Partners are my best friends, and I can count on them to join with me and remember the truth with me. We each feel secure in the knowledge that we’re supported at a profound and fundamental level. It’s spiritual security.

Many desire to have spiritual expansion, to feel that deep and fulfilling connection with Spirit. Many yearn simply to be at Peace. And still, there’s resistance and reluctance. Sometimes it seems endless and oppressive – but there’s a cure. It’s the willingness to look within to find the Kingdom of God, where it is actually located.

There’s no substitute for doing the inner work, and there’s no greater way I know than to be able to do it with like-minded souls. Because we resist it so much, it’s a great relief to know that when we gather together, two or more, we can have extraordinary breakthroughs and healing. There’s power in joining!

I encourage you to find a group, a Prayer Partner, a community and commit to the highest level of healing that you’re willing to accept. Now is the time of great healing – let’s say YES and invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self to join us with like-minded souls for our healing!

This is why I LOVE retreats. We get so much ACCOMPLISHED in our healing. It’s beautiful to experience!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: SUPER Early Bird Ends on Saturday  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Lead & Create A Workshop teacher training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Giving

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

I used to be an over-giver, and I would give to depletion. I saw it all around me in spiritual community, and the model of the over-giver was that “this is what being super spiritual looks like.” It took me some time, but I realized that this over-giving isn’t healthy, and it’s actually affirming the ego thought system of our unworthiness.No one who over-gives feels good about themselves.

We over-give because we’re trying to get something in return. We’re looking to get some sense of feeling full instead of living with the deep fulfillment of living a balanced life.

In my classes, I talk about giving and receiving because that’s such a fundamental aspect of life. Yet, how many of us were consciously taught about giving and receiving? It doesn’t seem like there are very many who really are conscious about giving and receiving.

For spiritual students, they’ve heard that giving is better than receiving, but I am grateful to report that can’t possibly be true. The only place there is to receive from is Spirit. So, in some ways it’s more vital to be able to receive well from Spirit. Without that, we won’t have ANYTHING to give that’s worth having.

I had a number of years where I really focused on shifting my ability to receive from Spirit in terms of direct insight, but also from Spirit in what people were sharing with me.

Let’s live without limits. Limits are artificial and imposed by the ego thought system of separation. We don’t need them, and we can live without them. Let’s do it. Are you with me?

In the comments below, I invite you to share a way that you over-give, that you might be willing to let go of, so that Spirit can flow in more fully! Thank you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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This Moment Is Your Miracle

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The time for miracles is always now. We are entitled to miracles. AND this very moment IS a miracle, and we’ll know that’s true if we choose it. How cool is that?

Today on my radio show my guest is David Hoffmeister talking about his latest book, This Moment Is Your Miracle. I always enjoy the opportunity to hear David speak and to have a conversation with him.

David has been a part of my Living A Course in Miracles series on many occasions and a frequent guest on my radio show. David Hoffmeister is a master teacher when it comes to understanding the profoundly healing spiritual practices in ACIM. David shares simple, step-by-step healing practices that correct the mind and liberate us from the dominion of the ego’s false concepts and precepts.

ACIM students can be deceived into thinking that studying the books will bring healing, but healing is not an intellectual process, it is a spiritual awakening. With this book, we’re given the practical tips and tools that bring us to that awakening. David’s helpful book is a master’s guide to practicing ACIM and living the teachings moment-by-moment for true liberation.

This Moment Is Your Miracle will be released on February 2nd. Visit David’s book webpage for more information about it and some amazing FREE gifts you can receive along with it!

Several years ago, David and I recorded a 3 part series that many have found worth listening to. You can enjoy part 1 in this audio:

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is David Hoffmeister – This Moment Is Your Miracle. 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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Perspective

Monday, January 28th, 2019

One of the most challenging things I know of is learning to honor other people’s perspectives in relationships. We all see the world differently. What is threatening to one person is inviting to another. What is exciting to this one is boring to that one. We’re all the same, but we don’t see things from the same perspective.

Honoring another’s viewpoint, even though we don’t agree with it, is a great skill to have. It makes relationship so much easier and healthier.

Some folks are very distrusting, and so they will be offended by an honest gesture of extending Love. That doesn’t mean we should withdraw or give up. It means we must be led and guided by the Spirit as to how. I’ve learned to remember that I can extend Love without saying a word or taking any visible action. I call this “working in the invisible”.

I really appreciate that I CAN work in the invisible. It’s easier, faster, and perfect every time. And just the fact that we don’t have to labor in the world – what I call “pushing density,” and that we have a more effective option give me so much relief.

Once we realize that we can do our healing and transformation at the level of the mind, and that it affects all of our relationships, it’s a HUGE relief. We can train ourselves to remember that the Higher Holy Spirit Self is reliable. We can begin to truly rely up on Spirit.

Of course, it doesn’t work if we’re just trying to manipulate the Universe to give us what we think we want and need. That’s not it.

So, when it comes to trying to change someone else’s perspective, it doesn’t work if we’re really just trying to manipulate them. What works is if we’re letting go and letting God.

And by “works” I mean, makes a miraculous shift. The miracle comes when we’re willing to have faith in the innate goodness of a person. The miracle is, when we can give up our conditioned view of ourselves and others, this allows us to invest in something new unfolding. It’s not a manipulation, it’s holding the higher view and allowing it to unfold.

When we change our perspective about others, then they tend to change.

I pray to see with God’s View and to release all perception. Perception isn’t truth. I’d rather see what’s true. I’d rather see each person as the precious Light Beings that they already are – including myself!

Who can you shift your perspective about today?
Who has a different perspective from yours that you can stop condemning and start loving?

Simple changes in our thinking change our whole lives – it’s the only thing that really works!

There is a great healing unfolding for us this springSpring Clearing Retreat with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko and more. March 20 to 24 in the Catskills Mountains of NY. Also, just prior to that Jon and I will reprise our How to Create & Lead A Workshop back to back with the retreat – dates are March 14 to 20. This includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop! Woo hoo! SUPER early bird pricing ends Saturday. And we have payment plans!

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Lack

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

I started off in the New Thought teachings of Unity in 1986 when I began attending Sunday services with Eric and Olga Butterworth at Lincoln Center. I was living in Manhattan at the time, on West 98th Street and Broadway. My friend, Marie, and I would walk down to Lincoln Center together. It could be really cold in the winter, but it was a great way to start the day.

Eric Butterworth was a clear and beautiful teacher of truth. I so appreciate all the many realizations I had while listening to him. I remember he used to say so often, “God can only do for you what He can do through you.” Eric was a great teacher of Prosperity, but what many folks seemed to miss is that the healing of separation-thinking comes through eliminating poverty consciousness.

Poverty consciousness is the belief in lack and limitation. All thoughts of separation are fundamentally poverty consciousness. It’s the result of being convinced that we are separate from God that leads to our experiences of lack and limitation.

We may say we know that “our thought precedes the thing”, that our thinking makes things manifest, but we nonetheless continue to try to heal the problem by doing things differently in the world rather than to have a healing at the level of the mind. If we operate that way long enough, we conclude that life is not for us and things are against us, but that doesn’t mean it’s true.

One of the things that we work on all year in Masterful Living is becoming aware of the constant stream of lack and limitation thinking. I’ve been working to eliminate it for a long time, and it’s brought me TREMENDOUS benefit. I used to really struggle with a sense of lack. I used to feel angry at all the seeming limitations that people wanted to put on me. I had no idea that it was all coming from inside. Like in one of those horror movies where the killer is inside the building, the killer of fun, Joy, Prosperity, Peace, Harmony and Love was inside my mind.

A common way that we reinforce a sense of separation is to put all the good and rewards in the future. When the good is always in the future, we’re always separate from experiencing it. When our good is a fantasy, then we’re just as far from it.

A Course in Miracles tells us not to seek for Love, but to seek within ourselves to find the blocks that we’ve put against Love. Truly, the faster path is to give the block to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing every time it is felt. Yes, you may have blocks that are very intense and strong, but that may just mean it will take you giving it to the HHSS 500 times before you are more sincere than insincere. Begin today, don’t delay.

It always seems too simple to say that our willingness is ALL that’s required, but it’s our willfulness to block the Love that put the block in place. Spirit can remove it quickly, if we’re truly willing to let it go.

It may seem strange, but one of the best ways to reduce the sense of separation is to make a firm commitment to stop energizing lack and limitation. And to help us do that, be completely willing to recognize all the thoughts of lack and limitation. Start writing them down. Make a list. At the top of the list write:

“These are the things I’m giving to Spirit for healing. I’m done with them. I’m done experiencing them. I am choosing to move on. I am choosing Love instead. Spirit please take these out of my mind so I never think them again:”

Then make your list.
Put them in a notebook.
Take notes in your phone.
Be willing to really make an effort.
Remember, this process costs you nothing. It’s free.

On the other hand, belief in lack and limitation, and feeling like a victim, will drain your life away. They’re extremely debilitating and depressing.

And speaking of depression. ACIM tell us this: “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.”

Again, depression is the RESULT of lack and limitation thinking.

Be willing to contemplate what you feel deprived of, and then be bold and declare that you’re responsible and you’re now done. You’re willing to let the Spirit do all the heavy lifting of removing the thoughts from your mind. Be willing to be done.

If you’re not done with your depression yet, set a date. Tell the Higher Holy Spirit Self that is the day you’ll be done and start to energize it. Count down the days. Make a pact with Spirit. YOU are the decider. No one else can decide for you. You ARE the one you’ve been waiting for.

One other simple thing that has helped me to shift out of the poverty consciousness is this simple 4 word affirmation:

There is no lack.

God is all.
God is complete.
Nothing is missing.
Nothing can be added to God and nothing can be taken away.
Lack is a false construct that has no power. I’m over it.
I am choosing Love instead.
Spirit please take these out of my mind so I never think them again.
Thank you!

As Eric Butterworth said, “The goal should not be to make money or acquire things, but to achieve the consciousness through which the substance will flow forth when and as you need it.”

We are not victims of circumstances, and experiences.
We are the Light of the world and we can shine that Light anytime we choose.
So much healing is available to us if we’re willing to receive it.

There is a great healing unfolding for us this springSpring Clearing Retreat with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko and more. March 20 to 24 in the Catskills Mountains of NY. Also, just prior to that Jon and I will reprise our How to Create & Lead A Workshop back to back with the retreat – dates are March 14 to 20. This includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop! Woo hoo! SUPER early bird pricing ends Saturday. And we have payment plans!

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Stop Blocking Your Good

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Are you willing to know how powerful your thoughts are? It takes courage. One way to begin is to simply start thinking: “I’d like …” and then fill in the blank. What’s important is to say “I’d like” at the start and NOT “I want” or “I need”. The simple “I’d like” is so powerful.

Then notice if you feel worthy.
And if you’re willing to receive it.
Let’s find out how willing you are.

Many people WANT things they aren’t willing to receive. I know it sounds a bit wack-a-doo, but it’s true. You know you’re blocking it, you do.

Consider, is there anything you’ve ever REALLY wanted, but you didn’t feel worthy of it, so you blocked it? I certainly have. In helping you to release the block to having it – write what it is in the comments section below and write “I’d like …” and then tell us what it is!

Our thoughts bring things into being. Our thoughts and beliefs create a kind of mold or container for Spirit to flow into and take shape. The more we think about something the more we believe in it. The more we emotionally and mentally invest in an idea, the more solidly it shows up in our lives.

If you’d like to create something beautiful in your life, focus on it and hold it in your heart and mind as already done, and watch it show up. Many folks have a difficult time with this, and end up energizing worry and doubt that it’s happening. Until it happens, until they can hold it, see it, touch it and feel it, it seems like it’s not happening. It’s like looking at a field that’s been planted before you can see the evidence of the plants growing. You can’t really tell if they’re germinating and healthy or not. You have to have faith.

When we have doubt and worry, it’s like poking holes in the mold or container that we’ve created for God to flow into. The more we entertain doubt and worry, the bigger the holes in our mental container. When we have lots of doubt and worry, then it’s as though the energy of Spirit flows right into our container and out the holes, and nothing is created. And yet, who is the one that’s poking holes in the container? We are. And then we blame God for not loving us enough to give us what we want and need. The doubt and worry are our own doing, but we blame it on Spirit.

Keep your focus on strengthening your container. Don’t let doubt enter. Don’t invite it in, and don’t pour it a cup of coffee. Sometimes people will tell us to be realistic and give up our desires, but that’s not being realistic. That’s giving up! Enough.

Be willing to receive your good until your cup runneth over.

Only you can keep your focus and strength of mind strong. Your willingness is ALL that’s required!

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