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Miraculous Healing

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Life is so full of twists and turns,and things we never imagined. One of the things in life I’m most grateful for is the power and potency of forgiveness. Unforgiveness blocks the flow of Love, and forgiveness unleashes it to cascade like a mighty healing river in our lives.

My favorite Lesson in the A Course in Miracles Workbook is #68, “Love holds no grievances”. We’re told that those who hold grievances will forget who they are. It’s been true for me. And, He says that if we let the grievances go we’ll remember who we really are – this also has been true for me.

We read these things and can feel they’re true, but we often don’t see how it applies to us. That’s how I used to feel. I had belief in the truth, but I just didn’t really believe it would work for ME. I was too messed up, too angry, too bitter, too hurt.

But, it did work for me, BECAUSE I was willing. I didn’t give COMPLETELY up. I wanted to, but I couldn’t quite give completely up. And so, because of that little bit of willingness, it even worked for ME — crazy, complaining, troubled old me! And that feels completely miraculous.

It even works for someone as bad, and wrong, and stuck as me.

I once was lost, and now am found.

And that’s why I started to share in the ACIM Study Group I started in 2007, and then in the Living A Course in Miracles classes and my A Course in Miracles radio show beginning in 2011.

For me, I am crystal clear that what ACIM shares with us – that our brothers and sisters are our salvation – is 100% true. I love connecting in community, and being able to collaborate and share with others who are interested in letting the past go, and living without grievances. We may not know HOW, but we can learn to ALLOW the Holy Spirit to do the heavy lifting of healing.

Together, we are so much stronger.

Together, we transcend time and space to have our healing by working together online and in person.

Just think – at the Power of Love Ministry we’ve offered around 240 classes – no charge to anyone – to more than 60,000 people around the world, in well over 100 countries.

Last week was the 370th episode of my weekly ACIM radio show – all of which have been transcribed. And now we’re moving them to YouTube so more people can find them – and to expand the community of people from around the world who can listen and read along at the same time.

Thousands of people are using our A Course in Miracles App. And, more than a thousand people are enjoying the inspirational text messages we send.

We also offer support to ACIM  Study Groups and people who’d like to start them so that they don’t have to feel alone and on their own.

We’ve built a Global Events Calendar & Map to list ACIM Study Groups and ACIM events and more and more ACIM teachers like Jon Mundy, Gary Renard, David Hoffmeister and more are listing their events there so that people can more easily find the ACIM events that are near them.

And, there’s a lot of expansion planned for next year.

We’ve found that people who are in my yearlong course, Masterful Living, are healing so much, and so rapidly, that they would like to give back and support the greater community.

They’re becoming Spiritual Counselors, Prayer Practitioners, Teachers and Ministers, and they’re preparing to offer more and more services to share with others and support the collective healing.

We’re going to be offering online Miracle Circles – similar to a Study Group, but focused specifically on living A Course in Miracles, rather than studying it.

I’ve been offering a daily recorded prayer – my Prayer for Today, which I now send along with my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso written inspiration since 2007. 11 years of daily prayers.

We transcribe these for the hearing impaired, and it’s all available at no cost.

We have thousands of Prayer Partners all over the world – and in 2019 we’d like to start offering live prayer calls for the Prayer Practitioners to lead.

We’d also like to build a Daily Prayer APP.

ACIM tells us that prayer is the medium of miracles, and it certainly has been in my life.

And I’d like to ask you to join us by making a donation to support the growth and expansion of these programs. We have many volunteers, but it takes funds to expand the staff and to pay for all the costs associated with these offerings.

Please consider making your own contribution, if you’re not already. You can make a 1 time donation or you can make a monthly commitment to support which helps us to plan and budget.

We’re also looking for people who would be willing to make a larger contribution that could be part of our matching program. Last year we had several people donate a total of $25,000 and we were able to raise another $25,000 to match it. This enabled so much that we’ve been able to expand into this year.

If you’d like to be part of this Shine the Light Matching Campaign please write to me at Jennifer@JenniferHadley.com.

If you’d like to make a 1 time donation or a monthly supporting contribution click this link now:

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Over the coming days, I’d like to share more with you about the programs and projects we’re offering, most of which are no charge.

You can be a more integral part of this expanding consciousness community! Your support makes it possible for us to offer to a global audience and share these beautiful teachings with people who wouldn’t otherwise find them.

We bless each other and we bless the world!

We are a community of people who are becoming truly miracle minded and that IS miraculous!

Thank you for sharing and caring!

I share what I learned that shifted me out of pain patterns in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

My gift to you: I offered a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class which is available on replay right now. Be a support to your family this year like never before! Grab my free class!

Family Forgiveness

Click here now to register and get the download so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they too can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances. Register now and let’s heal together!

THIS WEEK’S RADIO SHOW topic was “Family Holiday Survival Guide”. You can click here to get the download and the transcript for 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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The Key to Having More Time (Part 3 of 3)

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

As we all know, there’s the decision that we make and actually keep, and then there are the empty statements and promises that have no meaning except to keep us stuck in the ego.

When we keep our word and honor our decisions, we are tapping into our heart power.

I decided to really dedicate myself to being loving, and that changed my life. The decision was not just a wish or a hope, it was a commitment.

I had lots of lapses and transgressions, but I didn’t give up on my goal, because I had made a decision that I was going to live a life of Love.

As I said in Part 2 of this series, A Course in Miracles tells us that our success – in whatever area – is all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past.

Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past. Our challenges “re-present” the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past.

The decision point has come back again so we can choose again, and this time we can choose to heal our mind about it, and know the truth that is our Freedom.

Again, it’s about the decision. Our decisions are a point of power for us.

Let me tell you about a conversation I had with one of my dear friends.

I asked him, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year?”

My friend knew the answer right away.

It was about tackling an issue he’d been avoiding. If he could do that, it would help him in his business (and his personal finances) in about 10 different ways.

His particular issue is something that we’ve talked about no less than 25 times in the last three years. It’s something that has really bothered him, and until I asked him that question – he didn’t realize how much this issue was disturbing his Peace.

When he saw that, and saw what a difference it would make to his ENTIRE YEAR, that was an mind-opener.

And, because he’s such a good friend and I’m a professional Spiritual Counselor, we talked a bit about what the core issue really is, and then I said, “Why don’t you just get that handled right away, so we don’t ever talk about it again, and you can free up all that energy to live how you’d really like to live?”

He immediately took action, and by the end of the day had hired someone to help him and had a plan to resolve the issue. Just like that.

That, my friend, is the power of decision.

We didn’t spend a lot of time trying to understand the issue, where it came from, and the root cause. He simply decided that it was a non-issue from now on. He was ready to have the healing. He was willing to take inspired action.

Whenever we’d talked about it in the last few years, my friend had said the issue was about time – he didn’t have enough time to focus on it and resolve it. Sometimes it was about money, and not wanting to pay to get it resolved by an expert. So, he was procrastinating.

Isn’t that what we do?

We drag our feet about taking the steps to do the things that will actually improve the quality of our lives, and we have all these excuses.

It’s all old B.S. (belief system).

All the delays and dysfunction of excuses are all related to the same thing. And, it’s not rocket science, but it SEEMS deeply rooted because we are identified with the dysfunction.

It can all change in an instant.

It’s an issue almost all of us are working with, but many of us aren’t working on it directly. And that’s why I offer the classes I do, so we can all become as willing as my friend and have our breakthroughs, and stop delaying our happiness.

This is why I have so much to share.

Because I’ve learned methods that work in supporting people to be willing and to have their breakthroughs, change their minds, have their healing, and put the painful patterns of the past behind them, so they’re not continuing to repeat year after year. With a little bit of support, my friend decided not to repeat the pattern that he’d been stuck in for years.

It’s so beautiful when I see someone make that decision to do something different, rather than continue managing and coping like they’ve been doing for years.

My friend’s decision will change not only his life, but also his family’s lives, in many ways. Because he’s taking better care of himself, his family will see and feel that, and they’ll learn from it, too. He will be more lighthearted all year next year because he’s made this choice out of Love for himself.

Because people keep repeating the past, instead of learning from their experiences, they begin to feel like they’re wasting their lives. And that’s a painful place to be in.

I used to feel like I didn’t have enough time, energy or money to live the life I desired. I felt really stuck in that mindset. AND I felt like it was happening to me.

Like my friend, I reached a point where I saw what I was doing, and I was willing to make a decision to re-prioritize my happiness and put my happiness at the top of the list.

So let me ask you, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year next year?”

If you know what it is, do you have a plan to do it?

If you don’t know what it is, would you LIKE to have a plan to figure it out, and then actually do it, releasing all resistance and reluctance and having your breakthrough?

So many people think they’re not living the life they desire because they don’t have enough time, energy or money. And that thought is really limiting and, quite frankly, for most of us it’s overwhelming. And that’s the point.

The thought of lacking in all three areas: time, energy and money, is so debilitating that most people just don’t know what to do so, they just carry on managing and coping. We feel certain we’ll fail, so we don’t even try. It all just seems TOO BIG for us to handle.

But, it’s not true. Spirit doesn’t know anything about failure.

It’s about tapping into the power of Spirit, and that’s something I know a lot about.

I’d love to help you prove to yourself that you can tap into the power of Love to live a life that’s truly fulfilling.

I like to share step-by-step methods that have been proven to work. I’ve seen them work, even with people who are so reluctant that they’re convinced they’ll fail. Spirit is so powerful!

I know what it takes to help you get your breakthrough, and that’s what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course.

People often come into Masterful Living with a desire for more money, better relationships, a better connection to God, overcoming self-doubt, fear & worry.

They often believe they don’t have enough time, energy, or money to commit and do the work successfully but, time and time again, they are surprised to discover that they do have it. They experience miracles they NEVER thought could happen to them because they were willing.

They trusted the proven system and followed the steps of hundreds of people who have gone before them, got the loving support of a like-minded community and guidance from me, and the results were beyond what they thought was possible.

When I signed up for Masterful Living, my intention was to deepen my connection with God. I had no idea the transformation & support I would receive from the community & doing the work. My life is completely different! My relationship with my hubby has deepened, my career changed, & I feel I’m being a more loving presence in the world. What a blessing this year has been. Thank you God & thank you Rev. Jennifer! – Linda from PA

I was nervous, and frightened and really full of self-doubt whether or not I could even make it through a month of Masterful Living. But after doing Finding Freedom, I realized that I did not want to play small anymore. My year has been unfolding and miraculous. I have learned to turn self-medication to Self-Love. Although things are not perfect, I feel that I am supported, and I am so grateful for Jennifer. She helped me through those times of doubt. I thought, I’m not going to do this perfectly, I’m going to do such a bad job that I’m just going to fall out, or I’m not going to have time. There is No part of Masterful Living that says you’re doing a bad job. So, if you’re thinking, should I do it? It’s totally worth it. – Deb from California

Masterful Living truly transforms lives. If you’ve ever found a single class helpful, imagine what you could do in a year, supported by a loving community who won’t let you give up and will help you continue when you hit that point that has been stopping you from healing.

Wouldn’t that be a game-changer?

If it feels as though you can never heal it or get a breakthrough. I’m here to tell you that Spirit can do what we don’t feel we can do. I’ve done it and so have many of the people in Masterful Living.

No matter what your circumstance is, if you’re willing, you can get a breakthrough. Even if you think you don’t have the time, energy or money.

If you’ve been considering what to do as your next step in 2019, I highly encourage you to consider signing up for an Exploratory Call with one of the folks who have taken Masterful Living and who are able to talk with you and answer your questions.

The people who do the Exploratory Calls are in my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program, and so they’re counselors who can answer your questions in a meaningful way, and take time with you to look at whether or not Masterful Living with me in 2019 is right for you now. They are there to support you in making the best choices for yourself. They are there only to be truly helpful, and there’s no cost to you.

If you even have the smallest twinge that Masterful Living could help you, do yourself a favor and book an Exploratory Call. If nothing else, you’ll get Clarity on your next step whether or not the answer is Masterful Living.

I’m here to support your healing and growth, and I’d love 2019 to be the year you finally feel free!

If this topic I’ve been sharing over the last couple of days speaks to you, and you’d like more support, consider watching my class, Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money. It’s available for instant download.

It will not only give you tips & tools that you can use immediately, it will give you a taste of what participating in yearlong Masterful Living Course would be like! Click here to get the download.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and Twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Letting Go of False Beliefs (Part 2 of 3)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

In Part 1 of this series, I shared that on our path of awakening, the ego can send us on lengthy and exhausting detours to collect spiritual information.

We find ourselves believing that spiritual information will somehow precipitate our awakening, but all it does is distract us and cause a sense of false pride because we know so much.

It’s the “smarty pants effect.”

We can laugh about it, and still, it can drain off years of our lives – it certainly distracted me for many, many years.

In fact, if we’re collecting spiritual information (rather than actually having a healing), then it’s pretty clear that we do not know much – because information isn’t healing.

What IS healing?

Love.

Love is the only healer, precisely because Love is our nature and our Source.

Love is ALL. Love is the All in all.

When we align with Love, we are remembering our divinity, and that is what heals our mind of all belief in lack, limitation and separation. Love connects us back to the Infinite Source of All Good.

A Course in Miracles tells us “All healing is at the level of the mind.”

In other words, whatever it is we’re trying to heal, whether it’s our body or our finances, our relationships or our career, regardless of how it looks in the world of form, all healing happens when we change our mind.

What does changing our mind REALLY mean?

It means giving up the false beliefs, which are our interpretations, and trading them in for an awareness of the truth that liberates us.

False beliefs clutter our mind and obscure pure insight and Wisdom. After all, what person is interested in Wisdom when they cling to their opinions?

Have you ever paid off all your debts, had some extra cash, only to get back in debt, and WORSE, within a pretty short period of time? I have.

Have you ever been in a difficult relationship that was really painful, only to finally escape and then find yourself in another similar relationship that’s even MORE painful? I have.

Hey, most of us have done something like this MANY times. And it’s pretty easy to see that this can literally take YEARS of our time, energy and effort. Years spent in worry, doubt and upset. Right?

Been there, done that and had ENOUGH!

And doesn’t it seem like it’s happening TO us? Doesn’t it seem like we’re doing everything we can to have it be different?

But if that were actually true, would we be repeating the same experiences? No, of course not. Sigh.

Here’s why this happens:

First, we have to understand that our painful experiences are the manifestation of our belief system.

We’re not being tortured or punished by them – just the opposite. Our difficult experiences are actually come to help us to recognize, transcend and transmute the limited beliefs that we’ve clung to from the past.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past. Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past.

Our challenges “re-present” the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past. The decision point has come back again, so we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom.

If we start managing and coping with our problems, then we’re not going to heal the mind that manifested them. We’re laboring in vain when we’re trying to fix the problem.

When we’re laboring in vain we’re seeing the problem as “out there” and we’re trying to fix it out there, instead of at the level of the mind.

Until we are willing to let go of the meaning we’ve made of things, our interpretations, our opinions and judgments, then we’re doomed to keep repeating them.

Eventually, we’ll get tired of reliving the painful beliefs, investing our precious time, energy and money into the bottomless pit of managing and coping with our problems – and trying to fix the problem in the world.

Hard truth: The “problem” isn’t in the world.

The thing we see in the world is the symptom. Like a sneeze is a symptom of an irritant in your nose.

Your money, time, relationships, career and health challenges aren’t the result of things happening in the world. They’re symptoms of your belief system. That’s why you have to heal your mind to have a healing in your life.

Now, in Part 1 of this series, I said I’d share the key to having a breakthrough.

You can have an amazing speed-healing experience of your entire life, or you can have a slow one. It’s up to you, but the key is total willingness for total forgiveness.

A Course in Miracles tells us our “little willingness is all that’s required.”

Yes, “a little willingness” is the only requirement to move onto this path of healing. But, in order to really get some traction, you’ve got to get closer to total willingness.

Our ego says “Total willingness?! Are you kidding me? That’s not even possible! I can’t do it. I’m done. Forget it!”

But total willingness is not the same as complete dedication and devotion.

It’s willingness.

We can be totally willing to have a healing, and willing to forgive, even when we’re freaked out and have NO IDEA how it could ever happen.

Let’s face it, in every moment, we’re either willing to have a healing or we’re not willing. There are just the two choices.

If we’re really not willing (and sometimes we’re not) then let’s become very aware of it and at least be willing to be willing. Right? Most of us can get to that place.

What I did, that worked so well for me, every day I affirmed:
“I AM forgiving everything in all directions of time and space.
I AM forgiving everything, known and unknown,
felt and not felt, recognized and unrecognized.
I AM forgiving it ALL.”

Then, of course, all day long things would be shown to me, so that I could see where I had made a decision, a choice, an interpretation of something in the past and now, in the present moment, I was being given the opportunity to choose again. And, this time I was willing to choose Love.

Look, it wasn’t easy to look at so many things from the past.
It wasn’t easy to see how intensely unloving and judgmental my mind really was.
That was hard for me.
But I was determined to “get ‘er done.”
I was determined to stop living like a prisoner in my own mind.

Real willingness is required. This isn’t just lip service. This is about really being willing in your heart. That’s what lasting healing REQUIRES. And there’s a way to get there.

There’s an important additional factor in being able to really do this, and not just talk about it.

This additional factor is the thing that really turns that key in the lock. That’s what I’m going to share about in the third part of this series.

But you know what? If you don’t have real willingness to forgive everything, it won’t work for you. You’ve got to have that genuine willingness first.

You can’t have true and lasting healing with lip-service.
You’ve got to put your heart into this.
Your desire lights the fire of healing in your Spirit!

And that’s why I’m writing this now. Because I’ve felt totally discouraged. I’ve felt helpless and hopeless while repeating the same mistakes, again and again, and having NO CLUE how to get out of the spin cycle.

I’ve spent years in that painful position, but I got myself out of it.

It’s a discouraging place to be, and it’s completely needless.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing Part 3 of this series where I’ll give you the key to having more time.

In the meantime, there IS a way out. Consider watching my class – How to Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy and Money. If you desire more of any of those qualities, this is the class for you! It’s available for instant download. Click here to gain access.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, we actually accomplish this kind of healing. Take this class and get a preview of how it can help you accomplish the things you desire.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and Twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life.

I talk with a lot of spiritual students, and this thought of wasting our time and talent is SO common. It also activates a HUGE amount of guilt, and that also brings shame.

The concept of wasting time is a Molotov Cocktail of negativity.

Now, check this out:
One of the most distracting ego thoughts we have is that we don’t have enough time.

Ego is always in limitation, of course,
because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.
EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.
Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

So, we find ourselves in this stinky sandwich.

We’re stuck between two STRONG beliefs – on one hand, we’ve wasted our gifts and talents (just like the Prodigal Son) AND on the other hand, we don’t have enough time, energy, money, and resources.

Stuck between these two intense beliefs is where most spiritual students spin around for a VERY long time, feeling confused and discouraged, managing and coping with their feelings.

I regularly talk with folks who’ve been in that spin cycle for 20 or more years.

And the crazy thing is, many of them are actually secretly convinced that it’s because there’s something wrong with them.

That they’re in this stuck place of intense confusion because they’re not good enough.

So, then what do they do? (… and BTW, I did it, too. That’s how I know so much about it!)

They start looking for a magical solution, rather than a miraculous one. Yup. Most of us go down that road.

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

Magic is when you think the solution is in the world –

Example: I’m thinking I can heal my financial issues with more money instead of opening to the flow of Abundance and Prosperity.

When that’s my thinking, I’m convinced my problem is IN the world, and so the solution is IN the world.

But haven’t we all experienced (again and again and again) getting more money, only to have it slip through our fingers because our consciousness isn’t abundant and prosperous?

We all have our versions of this experience. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us – it just means we’re still thinking with the ego mindset of lack and limitation.

I’ve seen folks who’d been studying ACIM and New Thought teachings for many years, but never REALLY applying the teachings – even after decades – and they don’t even know it.

I’ve known spiritual teachers, who’ve been teaching for years, who don’t believe what they teach and are still looking for a magical solution to their “problems.”

They don’t know that they’re deluding themselves because their focus is on collecting more information. Collecting information makes them feel smarter and better. It’s like a big showy, glow-in-the-dark Band-Aid on their belief that they don’t have what it takes.

But collecting information isn’t healing – it’s just a big distraction.

They “know” these teachings backwards and forwards and can “quote scripture,” but there’s still a great sense of disconnect and lack. And, many times they can’t admit it because their ego is so identified with being the perfect spiritual student.

It’s kind of like this:
You feel sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so you’re reading lots of books, listening to CD’s, watching videos, and talking with lots of people about how to get in shape and restore your well-being and vitality. You study for years, but you just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? You know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but your health hasn’t improved after decades of study. Get it?

Just like I did, these spiritual students keep their focus on trying to find some magical key, some kind of teaching that they can learn, some kind of code that breaks through the mystery – but the REAL key is hiding right there in front of them, and they don’t even see it.

Have you heard the stories about when the Europeans first showed up on the shores of the Americas in their tall ships, and the indigenous people couldn’t see them because they didn’t recognize them?

They didn’t recognize them, because they had no concept of them. Because they had no concept of ships like the Europeans had, they couldn’t see them.

And that’s what happens to us. We don’t have a concept of ourselves as healed, perfect, already whole and complete. It’s just an intellectual idea that we repeat without really KNOWING in our heart.

The keys to spiritual awakening are right there in front of us, but we’re looking beyond them for something with more razzle dazzle.

We can’t quite conceive of the healing that’s possible for us, no matter where we are in our journey. So, instead, we’re looking for some kind of magical solution that someone is going to GIVE us, rather than SHOW us.

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

And, quite frankly, having a real desire to know the truth that sets us free is required. That desire is the fire that melts away the blocks to our miraculous healing and breakthrough.

With a little bit of sincere willingness, we can start to see what has been right in front of us all along – which is REALLY exciting – in fact, there’s nothing more exciting! It’s thrilling to discover that like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we have had the key all along. And that’s what I Love SO MUCH.

I love being able to join with other spiritual students who have that little bit of willingness.

Together we can stop looking for the solution in the world.

The answer becomes within reach – the mystery starts to be less mysterious.

And finally, the healing truly begins to happen at the mind, and we can see the ship in the harbor and we can sail it home!

It’s extraordinary, and even mind-blowing, how fast we can break down the blocks that we have clung to for many decades.

Spirit doesn’t fail – it doesn’t know how to fail.

When we know HOW to live a miraculous life, then our heart’s desire is not only possible, it’s within reach!

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2, tomorrow, I’ll share how I moved out of thinking the key was outside me to finding the key to the Kingdom within. It’s this discovery that profoundly changed my life – when I became willing to live a truly miraculous life.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and Twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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The Path to Lasting Happiness

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

I used to have this aversion to wanting or wishing for something that I didn’t have, unless I could FEEL that there was a way to bring it into manifestation.

I had to ask myself if I was willing to live in the longing and the waiting. Back then, I wasn’t so sure it was possible for me to experience lasting happiness, so I didn’t want to try.

In a certain way, it was about not having an attachment to what I wanted. At the same time I wasn’t allowing myself to ALLOW it to unfold either. I was blocking the very thing I desired.

Since then, I’ve come to learn that this is extremely common. It’s also something that can be transformed pretty quickly.

Healing these hidden patterns of unworthiness that produce the thoughts of lack, attack, shame and guilt are just part of what I share in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. Clearing out these old false belief patterns is what we focus on in Masterful Living, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Opening up the doors of our consciousness and letting the Light in is so amazing, healing and transformative. It brings forth unexpected miracles.

Every day brings forth beautiful revelations of perfect Love, if we ALLOW it.

Yesterday, I was traveling to Cancun, Mexico for the Annual Global HeartMath Conference. I wasn’t thinking, and I didn’t allow extra time for an international flight.

I got to the airport 1 hour before, and they told me I wouldn’t be able to check in, because I was too close to flight time. I let that be okay, and knew all was well. After about 10 minutes, they told me I could get on the flight and I was all set.

I made the flight, and when I got to the resort where the conference is, I decided to go for a swim and was greeted by a double rainbow and an ocean that was ready and waiting for me.

Would you be willing to be ON a path of happiness, without expectations of anything except miracles – and let go of any idea of what those miracles are? If so, then let’s go together!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

My gift to you: I offered a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class which is available on replay right now. Be a support to your family this year like never before! Grab my free class!

Family Forgiveness

Click here now to register and get the download so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is The Path to Lasting Happiness. 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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Claim Your Healing!

Monday, November 12th, 2018

If you feel bothered by anything that’s happening in your life, there’s an opportunity for you to both have a healing and be a healing presence. Any kind of upset is an opportunity to claim healing and share healing – or, we can choose to repeat the past and learn through suffering.

In the daily spiritual practice of nonviolence, our own inner accuracy is required. We’ve all been fooled by our own ego’s false identification with lack and limitation – convinced that we’re motivated by Spirit, when really we’re trying to manipulate someone or get something from them.

It can be surprisingly easy to be persuaded to adapt another person’s ego-perspective. Sometimes all it takes is the sound of a car horn blaring for us to lose our spiritual sovereignty and allow a sense of discord to overtake us. In a split-second, we can abdicate our entire spiritual practice and feel momentarily lost.

Fortunately, our practice can just as easily be lovingly resumed. It’s a choice. We cultivate the ability to choose Love. We develop the ability to accurately recognize Love guiding us and leading us, and not be fooled by the ego’s grasping, needing, wanting and craving.

In seeking the Kingdom first, we’re intending to get to the place within ourselves where we can experience any situation and be unmoved from our inner center of Peace. When we can do that, then we can be of service to others.

In THE PRINCIPLES OF HEALING, H.B. Jeffery writes, “… let us suppose that there is only one singer in a whole choir who has the proper note and key, and that all the rest are off key. If that one will keep to the true key and tempo, ignoring all the rest and singing correctly, they will all swing into the right way and soon be together with that one. This will happen, not because the true singer has given any attention to their lack of musical accuracy, but because he has kept his own accuracy, because he has maintained his knowledge and his expression of the principle of music.”

And so it is with the practice of Love. If we can but hold our own accuracy, we can shift all of those around us. This has been proven by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha and countless others. Today I seek to add my own name to the list of those who stand firm in their practice of Love by living from my own inner spiritual accuracy.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with a rollback price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

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Spiritual Liberation

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

I remember when I was in high school, I had such a hard time with all the “stuff.” I didn’t like all the special cliques of the jocks, and the cool kids, and the cheerleaders, and the heads, and the greasers. All the separation bothered me. I felt like the system taught us to hate each other, and that wasn’t for me. I was exhausted from feeling angry and bitter most of the time.

One day, my English teacher, Mrs. Gross (her real name) gave us a test about Huckleberry Finn and there was a question at the end about our opinion. Mrs. Gross told me I got it wrong.

I asked, “How can my opinion be wrong?”
She said, “It just is.”

And, that enraged me. Gasoline on the fire already burning in my mind. I had to get out of that school.

Fortunately, my parents really helped me, and they got me into an alternative high school called School One in Providence, RI. It was a really big deal, letting me go to the big city for school five days a week. My parents were teachers, and they didn’t have money for fancy schools, and bus tickets, and things like that. They were already paying high property taxes to send me to a good public school, but they scrimped and sent me, and it made all the difference for me.

Good learning environments mean SO MUCH.
You can have the best program in the world, but some teachers don’t really understand HOW to teach, because they don’t understand HOW learning happens.

At School One, I really began to LEARN.

At the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, I began to learn even more in my studies to be come a Science of Mind Prayer Practitioner and Minister. In that time, I met and studied with Paul Scheele, who taught me how to learn how to learn. Yes, that’s right:

Learning HOW to learn HOW to learn.

I was blessed to study, for several years, with my hero, Rev. James Lawson, the Methodist Minister and Harvard Professor who mentored Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who trained many of the nonviolent demonstrators.

I’ve learned the power of being able to focus my mind on the loving objective and keep it there. I’ve been able to use that ability in prayer, as a Prayer Practitioner and Spiritual Counselor, as well as generally, in life and relationships.

This has been able to shift my perception of life a way that has been profoundly healing for me and for others. The ability to focus on Love, and block out all the ego insanity, has helped me to be able to bring forth the vision for my life and this ministry.

It wasn’t easy to learn this, but I had such a desire to change my life and to live at a higher vibration – and, most important to me, to be of service.

When I was in high school, I remember saying to one of my teachers that I felt greatly conflicted because, at that time, I was interested in becoming a manager of rock and roll bands, and working in the music business. I felt guilty, because I felt I should be more like my parents, who were social and political activists helping to make the world a better place for the disenfranchised. My teacher said that people need the arts, too. Which, they do.

Now I can see that, while each step in my life led me to the perfect next step of my learning how to learn, I was absolutely led back to this place in my heart for being of service. That is where the Joy comes through so strongly.

Part of my Science of Mind Practitioner training from the teachings of Ernest Holmes included being able to focus my mind on the highest and best, and to pray with absolute Clarity. I learned to call it: “Holding the High Watch.” Others call it “holding space.”

I think of it as standing on the mountaintop consciousness of those who went before me, like Dr. King, Rev. Lawson, Ernest Holmes, Jesus, Mary Baker Eddy, the Fillmore’s, and so many more.

If you knew, I mean REALLY KNEW, that holding the high watch, holding that pure pristine view of the situation that’s bothering you, would absolutely turn what looks like — a big fat mess — into a beautiful experience of great benefit, would you cultivate the patience to do it?

Would you learn to work with your mind, like someone getting in shape for a marathon?

Would you be willing to see the good in everything?

That’s what it takes.

Spiritual practice is the means of lasting healing.
Spiritual practice saves time and money.
Spiritual practice is liberating.

I love A Course in Miracles because it is a mind-training program, and because it is a self-study course with the best Teachers ever: Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

I prayed and prayed for more than a decade that my life would be useful, and that my journey would be helpful.

And you know what? I also had a desire to live a JOYOUS life. So many religious teachings have taught us that happiness is sinful and suffering is redemptive, but it’s NOT TRUE. I had a great desire to prove that Joy was possible, even for “a wretch like me.”

Studying ACIM was not what I was into.
I had already proven ,with nine years of study to become a Prayer Practitioner and a Minister, that information collecting and intellect are ego distractions for a true spiritual student.

By the time I came to ACIM as a Practitioner and Minister, I was done with study and collecting information.

I had a burning desire to fully LIVE the teachings beyond anything I could even comprehend.

I came to understand that being a living demonstration was the most helpful thing I could offer to my brothers and sisters, and I yearned for that communion and community.

Little by little, I began to be led and guided to my goal. Through a practical application of ACIM that was being given to me intuitively, I began to unwind the ego attachments that had run my life.

I never thought I would be able to be where I am now, and that’s precisely why it’s so great to be able to support others in going there. That’s what my Masterful Living Course 2019 is all about.

We have a powerful and supportive group of folks from all over the world in our Masterful Living Community. Many have been participating for a six years or more, because the spiritual liberation continues for all of us.

Inspiration for spiritual liberation – that’s what we’re focused on.

Join me in my daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Spiritual Liberation. You can click and listen now. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

Learning how to learn has been such a blessing to me!  It shifted everything into a much happier place, and I will be forever grateful!  And that’s part of why I love to share!

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Success & Happiness

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

There’s success from the perspective of Spirit and success from the view of ego. I’ve had ego successes that were failures of Spirit. I got the thing I wanted, needed and was craving. And, for that brief moment, I was so happy.

I was happy because I had what I thought I wanted. What I had, I thought, would make me happy.

HOW WRONG I WAS. There, I said it! And, I learned from it. I made the same error so many times, I finally decided to learn from it.

I used to reject my blessings because I didn’t understand what true success was.

Can your relate? Of course you can! This is part of the human experience – but let’s not pass it on to the next generation. Let’s teach only Love and have a healing experience, starting NOW!

It’s never too late to be happy.

Spirit knows what will make us happy. Let’s put Spirit in charge.

Someday, it may be that no one will remember Madonna or Tom Cruise. Franklin Pierce was President of the United States of America for 4 years, and I’ll bet you cannot name one thing he did that is noteworthy or what was happening during his presidency.

If we define success by something outside of us, then we’re missing the opportunity to experience true and lasting success. What is success to you? What do you really value most?

Often, people define success as something achieved on the outside. Success in the world is what most people think of. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course we redefine what success means to us – and it means release from suffering, awakening awareness, feeling more free and more masterful day-by-day. We define success as permanent healing.

Success in the world is always illusory. Even if you build the tallest building, someone might decide to fly a plane into it and send it crashing to the ground, making of it a monument to hurt and anger.

Even if you win the Academy Award for Best Actor like Paul Muni or Paul Scofield for spectacularly brilliant performances (seriously, brilliant work) – people might completely forget you ever existed, and that your accomplishment ever happened. And would it make any difference if we did remember?

The only thing we can take with us from this human life is our awareness. What is your focus now? Are you placing your attention on something that has lasting value? If not, then is it a surprise that you don’t feel successful? It’s not rocket science. It’s actually so very simple. Love is the thing that brings fulfillment. We can Love OURSELVES and find that fulfillment.

What I love about the power of an effective spiritual practice is that you can immediately start to feel successful. With a very simple spiritual practice, you can change your life from messy to miraculous. Are you willing? Consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2019. We’re going to rock our transformation next year, and we’re starting now!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Awaken to Love

Friday, November 9th, 2018

I feel honored to have been asked to participate in an A Course in Miracles online conference with 100 speakers, and that includes just about every ACIM teacher you’ve ever heard of including Gary & Cindy Renard, Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, Marianne Williamson and a whole bunch more.
We begin this Sunday, November 11 and I’ll be speaking on that day at 8pm Eastern.

Los Angeles 5:00pm ♥ Chicago 7:00pm ♥ New York 8:00pm ♥
London 1:00 am  (next day) ♥ Germany 2:00 am (next day) ♥
Sydney 12:00 pm (next day) ♥ Hong Kong 9:00 am (next day) ♥

This online conference has no cost, it’s our gift to you, and so I invite you to go and grab your spot now.
Awaken to Love – A Global Celebration” with nearly 100 speakers, in several languages, and thousands of participants, offers daily live events, a 24/7 lounge where you can meet others, and much more…

If you’d like to celebrate our awakening, if you’d like to meet like-minded spirits,
if you wish to join with others and share the celebration of awakening to Love, please join us and join me on Sunday. I’ll be sharing some tips for Forgiveness – the topic of the season!

One of the conference’s mottos is:

We cannot go home alone – so let’s celebrate going together!

I love the energy and enthusiasm of the organizer, Armin Rott, and I believe you will too!

Plus, one of our BELOVED Masterful Living Course members from Germany, Barbara Fromm, is one of the teachers! Yay, Barbara!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Prayer for Divine Right Action

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Let’s REALLY be the change we’d like to see in our family, in our neighborhood, in our workplace in our heart. For myself, the key has been to hold a vision of Love, and to release all grievances, and to put my attention on that – rather than trying to figure out what to do in the world of form.

I am a spiritual activist. I work at the level of the mind. Like my teachers– Jesus, Gandhi, King, and St. Francis, I take inspired action, but I start with prayer, with partnering UP, with releasing the judgments and opinions that could cloud my vision.

Holding a vision for a peaceful world is no joke. It’s a life’s purpose.

There’s so much power in holding a vision. Just think how many billions of people on this planet know these words, who said them, why, and what it meant to the entire world:

“I have a dream …”

King had a vision. It’s the vision of Freedom ringing through our hearts, our minds, our nation and the world. Freedom from tyranny, injustice and prejudice. The Freedom to fully Love and accept our brothers and sisters.

When we’re trying to change the world through working only in the visible, we will tire easily and accomplish much less than those who take inspired action.

Inspired action comes from our loving heart holding a vision of the highest and best for all.

Today, I intend to attend a local rally to protect the Mueller investigation, and I plan to go as a holder of Peace and Light.

Now is the time for us to fully commit to do what we came here for – hold the highest and best for EVERYONE, release all patterns of lack and attack, and stand in the Light of Love. This is our purpose.

Being truly helpful starts in the mind and ripples outward. Our time is now!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Unity

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Spirit is always leading us to a greater expression of Unity, Love, connection, Oneness, even when it seems like we’re being led away.

I woke up this morning and checked the election results, and here’s what I feel for us here in the United States and around the world:

We’re still divided in what we value. There’s a strong appearance of sides and opposition. With the new shifts in the balance of power in the government, I sense that Spirit is forcing us to look at the pain of acting in a divisive way. It feels to me like we’re choosing to learn what comes from making anyone the enemy or the “bad guy”.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the President, a senator, a governor or a caravan. When we don’t recognize our brothers and sisters are One with us, we’re going to suffer, and it’s our own choice because it’s our decision to separate that causes the pain.

There is no “other”. There just isn’t.

We must change our view to have a new experience.
That’s what the Civil Rights movement taught us.
And yet, here we are, learning it again.

A Course in Miracles tells us so clearly, “Seek not to change the world, but to choose to change your mind about the world.” That’s our calling. That’s our Divine Destiny.

Let us be about our Divine Mother-Father’s business now.

Healing these hidden patterns of divisiveness and suffering are just part of what I share in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. Clearing out these old false belief patterns is what we focus on in Masterful Living, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

TODAY My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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

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Forgiveness Breaks the Pattern of Lack

Monday, November 5th, 2018

In Masterful Living this year, we’ve been looking at our spiritual relationship with money and Abundance. We’re looking deeply into patterns of lack and limitation. It’s been so liberating, and we’re having a lot of aha’s.

I talk about having an awareness of your spiritual budget. I have found this really helpful to me in shifting my mind and experiencing more happiness. It also has had an affect on my Abundance and Prosperity.

There was a time when I was deficit spending in my finances, and there was also a time I was deficit spending in terms of my happiness. It was a repeating pattern that kept pulling me down, in so many ways.

What I realized was that, the way to shift things, and to do it quickly, is to increase the positive and decreases the negative – work it from both sides.

Many people think that the answer to debt is simply to earn more money or to cut expenses. What I’ve definitely proven is that shifting my mind from a focus on lack and limitation, to a focus on gratitude and Love, was the most effective change for me to activate my Abundance.

I’ve learned that doing my forgiveness work, and really looking deeply at the root causes of my resentments and regrets while doing the self-forgiveness healing work, has done FAR MORE to activate and increase the flow of Prosperity in my life than just earning more money or cutting expenses ever did.

I had the experience of running up a lot of debt and carrying it for a number of years – and then, through my active spiritual practice I attracted opportunities to earn much more money, and I quickly paid off much of my debt – only to have it return. I found myself with even more debt.

This taught me that the answer wasn’t in the world – I learned it for REAL, and so that led to my gratitude. I prayed for the answer and it came in the form of Clarity, insight and Divine Guidance.

I did the deep forgiveness work – starting with myself, then forgiving others, and then I was led out of the wilderness of my debt.

I had avoided looking within because I was afraid of what I’d see. I preferred to blame others for my problems. Through my practice of prayer, I finally became willing to develop a greater spiritual maturity, and I found myself truly desiring to forgive EVERYTHING.

I began to get on a roll and build some real momentum. And, that’s what my classes are about now. I like creating a safe space with lots of support, where those who are willing can work in group and develop the inner fortitude to do the deep healing work, and build the momentum of growing from breakthrough to breakthrough, and from glory to greater glory.

I feel so blessed, now, to support those who would like to do as I’ve done. Together, we dive deep and fly high,  on an ever-increasing upward spiral of God’s Omnipresent Goodness. I feel so blessed.

I know, for a fact, that forgiveness leads to all kinds of good, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship and financial healing – and so much more. That’s why this work is never boring or tiresome. It’s actually AMAZING, because it’s always about returning to the unprecedented.

Being able to heal with ease and grace is an expression of Prosperity.

Being able to receive Love and the ALL good of life is part of the experience of Abundance.

Forgiveness unlocks the limits of Prosperity and Abundance because it unlocks the patterns of lack and limitation.

So much healing is available to us when we stop blocking the flow with regrets and resentments.

Together, we’re activating our Abundance – we’re going for it! Join me on Wednesday for this free class on Family Forgiveness!

My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they, too, can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class on Wednesday? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

If you find my Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Spirit Is Progressive

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

When I was first studying the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes, I took great comfort in his teachings about Spirit’s progressive nature.

There are times when I used to feel like I was regressing. I was in the part of my healing experience where I was re-experiencing the old patterns in painful ways. I’d think that “Something is wrong with me,” and that I wasn’t really making progress. I’d get down on myself, and feel like a failure.

Those times of feeling like I was regressing would be so difficult. I’d be so filled with judgment about myself. My energy would just deflate, and I’d want to self-medicate to escape.

Ernest Holmes’ clarity about Spirit’s progressive nature really helped me to comprehend that, even though it felt like I was regressing, that it wasn’t even possible, because God’s very nature is progressive, and since I’m part of God, it’s my nature, too.

Sure, sometimes it feels like we’re taking steps backwards. But, here’s why: we’re reviewing the patterns of the past and the beliefs based on decisions we made in the past. We’re reviewing. Reviewing and re-evaluating something is often felt like experiencing it anew, but we’re actually not.

It can feel like we’re repeating the same exact things again and again, but we’re evaluating all aspects and learning from every morsel,

AND …

We can decide to let Spirit be the teacher instead of experience.

I found that when the temptation to judge myself, and then feel like I wasn’t making progress, or that I was backsliding, I had a way out if I wished to take it.

I could tell myself:
God’s nature is progressive, and so is mine.
I am rising in Love!

This spiritual practice helped me to move into gratitude and lift my vibration, so I could see, hear, feel and know, more clearly, that I AM fully progressive by my very nature.

Spirit is not regressive. It just doesn’t make sense.
Only the ego is regressive.
Spirit is inherently expanding into greater expressions, and so are we, whether we know it or not.

There are no steps backwards, anymore.
Only onwards and upwards, rising in Love!
WOO HOO!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers into feeling that we’ve regressed. Prepare yourself and join me next Wednesday:

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Greediness Be Gone!

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Last night was Halloween, and at my brother’s house we had hundreds of trick-or-treaters.  It’s a very popular neighborhood for trick-or-treating.  People actually come from other areas in carloads.  It’s as though a candy-eating army descends on the neighborhood.  It’s all orderly and friendly.  There’s no egging of houses.  No toilet paper.

Many of the houses in the neighborhood really go for it with decorations, and our family is at the top of that list.  My sister-in-law is a creative mastermind with costumes and decorations.  The house is decorated inside and out.  (see pics)

This is the second time that Mikey has been a wizard, and the costume was his concept, executed by him and his parents.  Debbie was up till 2 a.m. the night before.  And. you can’t quite tell in the daylight, but those potion bottles glow.

We probably gave away as many as 500 small candy bars. I went out in the ‘hood with my nephew, Mikey, his mom, Debbie, and other friends.  We were a pack of eight boys and three mom-types.

It was wonderful to see how polite the boys were. and how they waited for each other when there was a costume malfunction.  As the night wore on, they weren’t that interested in the candy. They had enough, but they were still out there having fun together!

Through the whole evening, back at the house, only a couple of kids grabbed more than one piece of candy.  Kids mostly said “Thank you” and “Happy Halloween!”

I feel so happy for all these kids, that they get to have such a nice experience.  This whole area has so many decorated houses.  New neighbors ran out of candy before the big wave even hit at 7 p.m.  I guess no one warned them the army was coming.

Although people aren’t as inventive with homemade costumes as they used to be, there’s still a lot of great costumes out there.  I noticed that Mikey’s friends were all mostly creative and homemade.  It takes one person to set the tone with strong assurance. and others will follow.

I’m not saying that it’s Mikey that sets the tone, but he’s the last of 4 kids. and nine years younger than his next sibling. so he’s seen the costume extravaganza of creativity that has been his family tradition.  It’s what his Dad and I did. too. when we were kids.  Mikey’s mom’s mother would sew costumes for her nine children. and also made them matching outfits year-round.  We like dressing up!

There can be a tendency for some to think of the kids that don’t have much in the way of costumes as being lazy. But I would bet they’d all much rather have an experience of creative expression and family fun, but they’re not the leaders in their family.

And for the kids who grab a handful when they’re asked to take one piece, they wouldn’t do it if they knew there was sufficiency.  If they knew they were loved, they wouldn’t need to grab, or hoard, or be rude.  We can blame them, judge them, and label them as wrong and bad, but that doesn’t help them.

Instead, we can bless them.  We can bless everyone who seems to be pushy, or a bully, or acting from a deep sense of lack.  Those that feel unlovable often act in a way that further escalates their experience, and demonstrates to them their false belief.  Let’s not give in to it, anymore.  Let’s teach them that we see them as worthy, as Love, and then we can all have a truly happy Halloween, each and every year.

There’s a sacred opportunity in each moment, if we’re willing to find it.  This is how we unlock the Joy in our life, and step away from a life of repetitive fear and despair.

Here is my sister-in-law, Debbie, as a “Mom Shark” and me as a “Violet Flame Queen.”

Last weekend, the family went to a Jaws themed party!

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Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Did you know that Halloween is thought to be a Celtic celebration of the eve of All Saints Day, which is November 1st? All Souls Day is November 2nd. People would bake “soul cakes” and share them as a blessing, and this evolved into our practice of trick or treating.

People dressed in costumes to avoid being recognized by souls who had died but were still wandering the earth. By wearing a costume, people wouldn’t be recognizable as human, and would be unbothered by the wandering “ghosts.” Like many holidays and holy days, the traditions shift, change and, especially in America, they become commercialized to the nth degree.

I’ve always loved Halloween – particularly the opportunity to get creative and make a costume. This year, I’m going as a Violet Flame Queen.

I love to play games and have fun with my nephews and niece, my goddaughter and her sister, with friends and family. I enjoy arts and craft,s and I like playing games, too.

One of the things I appreciate about having children in my life is, we can be sure to make time to get creative and playful. Kids love to do things like dancing spontaneously and jumping on the bed. You don’t have to be particularly talented to have a great time getting crafty with kids. That’s the beauty of it! That’s what playing is all about. It’s not about getting it perfect.

This past weekend, I was carving pumpkins with my nephew, Mikey and my sister-in-law, Debbie and we had a great time. I’ve been carving pumpkins with my niece and nephews for many years, and it’s always about having fun.

We aren’t going for the most creative or artistic pumpkin. We’re all about enjoying the journey. Honestly, I don’t think we would enjoy the end result any more if we had created some kind of fantastic masterpiece. After all, it’s just going to get moldy and eaten by the squirrels after a week of sitting out on the porch.

It’s like making a sand mandala, a sand castle, or baking a beautiful pie. The Joy is in the expression of Creativity BECAUSE it is a spiritual quality, and when we are creative, then we’re expressing our divinity. It’s not about preserving the end result. It’s about tapping into our GodSelf, which is our Creative Self.

We can be creative in SO MANY areas of life, if we choose to be. It’s about letting Spirit flow through us, and not getting hung up on comparisons. Compare and despair. Comparisons aren’t needed.

What can you do to make Halloween even a little bit more creative this year?

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Authenticity

Monday, October 29th, 2018

When I was struggling and was really judgmental I had a lot of Self-Love issues, a lot of self-judgments and I mostly felt that I wasn’t good enough. One of the biggest issues for me was that I felt I had to keep parts of myself hidden because they were so unlovable. I was ashamed of my unhealed self.

I felt a lot like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.

I truly believed there was something wrong with me, and so, of course, I wanted to keep that hidden. I felt that I was too much, too opinionated and outspoken and not outspoken enough, too mean and too nice, too angry and too passive, too giving and too generous.

It was a crazy-thought overload.

I often felt that my personality, my being, my body, my “everything” was not lovable.

I felt I was valuable for what I could accomplish and do for others.

Therefore, being authentic was terrifying. I was working really hard to keep my “true” self hidden, because I judged my true self as being ugly, bad and wrong.

At the same time, I thought I was better than everyone else. More ego insanity!!!!

Now, that I’ve been actively, intently practicing non-judgment, every day for more than a decade, I have to laugh! There’s hardly a day that goes by that someone doesn’t tell me how much they appreciate my authenticity. Literally, almost every day, people tell me they love my authentic sharing – that I don’t pretend to be different than I am. I just put it out there.

So, I’ve learned the power of both non-judgment and authenticity.

I LOVE people who are transparent and authentic. It takes courage and Self-Love.

It’s important to understand that being authentic and transparent doesn’t mean sharing all your opinions and judgments directed at others. Attacking others is not authentic at all – it’s pure ego, which isn’t authentic. It’s completely false.

Authenticity requires humility, compassion, kindness, and humor. And, in my Masterful Living Course, we’re really learning to see, know, and share our authentic Self. It’s really quite remarkable how much we come to Love and appreciate each other JUST AS WE ARE.

I’m grateful I didn’t give up all those years ago, but instead made my commitment to non-judgment and true humility. I’m still becoming more my true Self, every day, and it’s an amazing, miraculous journey of LOVE. I’m so glad we’re taking the journey together!

Thank you for traveling alongside me!!

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I Love Support

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

I really like joining with other people and having what I call a “Divine Dialogue”. I’ve had the same group of Prayer Partners for 21 years. I have long-time, close friends that I can lean into for support. For more than 20 years, I’ve had a Spiritual Counselor to turn to.

When we’re in pain, we’ve taken a point of view that is not correct, and talking about it with someone who will hold a higher view point is a great gift. It’s one that I love to give, and that I love to receive also. This practice in my friendships has been life-changing for me. We no longer roll around in the mud together. Instead, we extend Love and compassion, and see the possibility of healing.

When we can join together, it can often be SO helpful to get a clearer perspective. Having the support of someone who is interested in seeing clearly what the truth is makes a profound difference in our lives.

It’s so easy to lose perspective, until you train yourself not to.

In my classes, that’s what we’re doing. We’re training ourselves to hold that high, mountaintop awareness that can see everything, but not judge.

I consistently find that many people who isolate, and don’t have conversations with people who are practicing compassion and non-judgment, they often lose perspective. One of the great opportunities we have in a dialogue is to get a new perspective.

I often remember that A Course in Miracles tells us in lesson in 190 that “pain is a wrong perspective.” If you’re in pain, especially mentally and emotionally, it might be that you are viewing things from a wrong perspective, in which case, being able to join with someone who has a higher perspective, more Clarity, less judgment and more compassion.

Joining with others is part of why I love being a Spiritual Counselor, and why I love training Spiritual Counselors and empowering them. (Please consider working with one of the Spiritual Counselors I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis – look here: http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/)

I rely upon my Prayer Partners to hold the high watch with me and to help me keep a loving perspective. I am so grateful for all the people in my life who have a wholesome perspective, and who help me to see correctly. What a blessing!

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The Promised Land

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

During this time of intense political upheaval, transformation, divisiveness, deceit, corruption, and manipulation, I’m so glad I can go back to my spiritual teacher and coach who inspires me to hold the high watch. The view from the mountaintop is ours to tune into.

This is an excerpt from his “Mountaintop” talk that he gave the night before he was assassinated. It deeply inspires me and rings in my mind.

If you’d like to listen to this part of the speech, you can click this link and fast forward to the last 15 minutes. Link to MLK Mountaintop Speech 

“Now, let me say as I move to my conclusion that we’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through. And when we have our march, you need to be there. If it means leaving work, if it means leaving school — be there. Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together.

“Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness. One day a man came to Jesus, and he wanted to raise some questions about some vital matters of life. At points he wanted to trick Jesus, and show him that he knew a little more than Jesus knew and throw him off base….

“Now that question could have easily ended up in a philosophical and theological debate. But Jesus immediately pulled that question from mid-air, and placed it on a dangerous curve between Jerusalem and Jericho. And he talked about a certain man, who fell among thieves. You remember that a Levite and a priest passed by on the other side. They didn’t stop to help him. And finally a man of another race came by. He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy. But he got down with him, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the ‘I’ into the ‘thou,’ and to be concerned about his brother.

“Now you know, we use our imagination a great deal to try to determine why the priest and the Levite didn’t stop. At times we say they were busy going to a church meeting, an ecclesiastical gathering, and they had to get on down to Jerusalem so they wouldn’t be late for their meeting. At other times we would speculate that there was a religious law that ‘One who was engaged in religious ceremonials was not to touch a human body twenty-four hours before the ceremony.’ And every now and then we begin to wonder whether maybe they were not going down to Jerusalem — or down to Jericho, rather to organize a ‘Jericho Road Improvement Association.’ That’s a possibility. Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the causal root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effect.

“But I’m going to tell you what my imagination tells me. It’s possible that those men were afraid. You see, the Jericho road is a dangerous road. I remember when Mrs. King and I were first in Jerusalem. We rented a car and drove from Jerusalem down to Jericho. And as soon as we got on that road, I said to my wife, ‘I can see why Jesus used this as the setting for his parable.’ It’s a winding, meandering road. It’s really conducive for ambushing. You start out in Jerusalem, which is about 1200 miles — or rather 1200 feet above sea level. And by the time you get down to Jericho, fifteen or twenty minutes later, you’re about 2200 feet below sea level. That’s a dangerous road. In the days of Jesus it came to be known as the ‘Bloody Pass.’ And you know, it’s possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it’s possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the priest asked — the first question that the Levite asked was, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’

“That’s the question before you tonight. Not, ‘If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job? Not, ‘If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?” The question is not, ‘If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?’ The question is, ‘If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?’ That’s the question.

“Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you.

“Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you.

“You know, several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. And while sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up. The only question I heard from her was, ‘Are you Martin Luther King?’ And I was looking down writing, and I said, ‘Yes.’ And the next minute I felt something beating on my chest. Before I knew it I had been stabbed by this demented woman. I was rushed to Harlem Hospital. It was a dark Saturday afternoon. And that blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery. And once that’s punctured, your drowned in your own blood — that’s the end of you.

“It came out in the New York Times the next morning, that if I had merely sneezed, I would have died. Well, about four days later, they allowed me, after the operation, after my chest had been opened, and the blade had been taken out, to move around in the wheel chair in the hospital. They allowed me to read some of the mail that came in, and from all over the states and the world, kind letters came in. I read a few, but one of them I will never forget. I had received one from the President and the Vice-President. I’ve forgotten what those telegrams said. I’d received a visit and a letter from the Governor of New York, but I’ve forgotten what that letter said. But there was another letter that came from a little girl, a young girl who was a student at the White Plains High School. And I looked at that letter, and I’ll never forget it. It said simply,

‘Dear Dr. King,

‘I am a ninth-grade student at the White Plains High School.’

“And she said,

‘While it should not matter, I would like to mention that I’m a white girl. I read in the paper of your misfortune, and of your suffering. And I read that if you had sneezed, you would have died. And I’m simply writing you to say that I’m so happy that you didn’t sneeze.”

“And I want to say tonight — I want to say tonight that I too am happy that I didn’t sneeze. Because if I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have been around here in 1960, when students all over the South started sitting-in at lunch counters. And I knew that as they were sitting in, they were really standing up for the best in the American dream, and taking the whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

“If I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have been around here in 1961, when we decided to take a ride for freedom and ended segregation in inter-state travel.

“If I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have been around here in 1962, when Negroes in Albany, Georgia, decided to straighten their backs up. And whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.

“If I had sneezed — If I had sneezed I wouldn’t have been here in 1963, when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama, aroused the conscience of this nation, and brought into being the Civil Rights Bill.

“If I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have had a chance later that year, in August, to try to tell America about a dream that I had had.

“If I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have been down in Selma, Alabama, to see the great Movement there.

“If I had sneezed, I wouldn’t have been in Memphis to see a community rally around those brothers and sisters who are suffering.

“I’m so happy that I didn’t sneeze.

“And they were telling me –. Now, it doesn’t matter, now. It really doesn’t matter what happens now. I left Atlanta this morning, and as we got started on the plane, there were six of us. The pilot said over the public address system, ‘We are sorry for the delay, but we have Dr. Martin Luther King on the plane. And to be sure that all of the bags were checked, and to be sure that nothing would be wrong with on the plane, we had to check out everything carefully. And we’ve had the plane protected and guarded all night.’

“And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?

“Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop.

“And I don’t mind.

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!

“And so I’m happy, tonight.

“I’m not worried about anything.

“I’m not fearing any man!

“Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!”

Let’s stand in this same awareness as we approach our days, our work, our tasks and our community. Let’s stand together on the mountaintop, and hold that high watch of seeing only Love prevail on Earth. May truth be revealed. May Love prevail. Always. Amen.

What say you? Will you stand with me?

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Pain

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

It might seem counter intuitive or it might seem just plain insane, but pain is helpful. I used to be a runner. I ran the New York Marathon in 1986 with my Dad. In preparing to run the marathon I did many long training runs – 10, 12, 15, 18 and even 20 mile runs to get ready for the big 26.

I learned that if I had some aches and pains before a run I wouldn’t take any kind of pain killer, because that’s how people injure themselves. If they’re numb to the pain then they don’t know when to stop, when to shift and change. It’s true for athletes and it’s true for everyone.

If we numb ourselves to the pain, the agitation and irritation, and all the other myriad of feelings and emotions then we’ll not be aware when to make a change.

I’ve learned this:
If I can feel it, Spirit can heal it – when I’m willing to let it go.

Pain often comes from blocking the flow of Love. Even if we’re intentionally blocking the flow of Love, don’t we wish to have a wake-up call in order to know when we’re hurting ourselves?

I used to deceive myself into thinking I could block the pain and still have the Joy, but I ultimately had to face the fact that it’s not possible. If I’m not willing to feel the emotions I don’t like, and the feelings that bother or confuse me, so I block them all, that’s not going to be the end of it.

I cannot selectively block the suffering, but allow the happy to spread like wildfire. If I shut part of my feelings down, I’m shutting them all down.

I’ve learned to be grateful that I get the emotions and feelings that signal when my thinking is sticking. I’m grateful that my feelings let me know when I’ve ridden the pain train to crazy town and it’s time for me to partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

When we realize how much healing is available to us we can learn to become grateful for the indicators that we’ve lost track of what’s REALLY going on and it’s time to partner UP.

I’ve learned not to be distracted or deterred by trying to figure out or understand the ego perceptions, the causes of upset and other ego escapades.

Bottom line: the ego will never understand what the spirit already knows.

Why mess around with trying to figure out WHY we’re having a problem when we can go direct to the problem that has been healed back to the root cause?

I’ve made so many trips to crazy town on the pain train and I don’t wish to make even one more. The things I learned that healed my life and led me to the happiness I have now are the gold and diamonds of my life. And that’s what I share in my classes.

These are the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day. This is what I’d like to share with anyone who is willing to do the work with me. Let’s do it now!

Being able to forgive myself has been one of the best gifts to help me move on and that’s why I am glad to offer this free Forgive & Be Free workshop to you! It’s my gift!

JOIN US THIS WEEK! Now is the time for us to be activated into walking the talk and living the Love for real. Forgiveness, and particularly Self-forgiveness is the absolute key to clearing all those veils. And that’s why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. Click here to register for the my Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop today!

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Pleasure & Pain

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

I’ve done a battle with pleasure and pain in a way that is familiar to most people. I’ve gone after pleasures of eating, exercising, drinking and even smoking to excess so that I am absolutely clear that I’m not helping myself, not enjoying myself and in some twisted way punishing myself. It was demoralizing and I’m very glad I don’t feel compulsive about that kind of behavior any longer.

This experience of confusion between pleasure and pain could be something like a lovely dessert that becomes two or three portions and then a feeling of way too much sugar. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I used to do that with chips, popcorn and crackers. I’d feel that I’d eaten too much and definitely too much salt.

I notice now that I rarely overeat, and I rarely eat things that I regret and that’s HUGE for me. I know now that it happened because of my willingness to do the self-forgiveness inner work. This is why I feel compelled to keep offering opportunities to do this work in a group – so we don’t get overwhelmed by our resistance and reluctance.

Every year, folks in class with me tell me stories of how they did the class work and they naturally experienced losing a bunch of weight and keeping it off, having arthritis pain lessen dramatically and then needing fewer and fewer pain killers, as well as, of course, chronic pain disappearing entirely.

I think for some people the constant feeling of physical discomfort is what keeps them in the cycle of negative pleasure. I can remember feeling that some form of self-medication was “all I had” that brought me pleasure. It was “all I had” to take my mind off my unhappiness.

I used so many things that were enjoyable in small doses but became painful in larger doses. They were all meant to distract me from my feelings, but they only led me into a deeper hole of feeling that I was a fake and a failure.

It’s so liberating to be able to enjoy the pleasures of life without feeling addicted or compulsive towards them. I feel that my whole life is better because I’m not having to control my impulses, I’m naturally choosing the things that are self-loving. It’s a whole different way of living. It’s a MAJOR release of worry and guilt and shame. YAY!

It’s because spiritual practice has eliminated the ROOT CAUSE of my negative pleasure habits. DOUBLE YAY!

This healing has definitely brought me a constant feeling of higher vibration in my beingness.

Living at a higher vibration, I notice that I naturally am less interested in lower vibrational choices, so I don’t have to struggle with behavior modification and trying to release those negative pleasure habits – they fell away gracefully. HALLELUJAH.

The healing power and presence of God’s Love is REAL. I know that now. I also now know that it’s available for everyone.

I really didn’t think I’d be able to get to the place I am now. The main turning point for me was when I made my spiritual life and practice the most important part of my life. It was during that time that I shifted into the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day.

My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind. I no longer have any days where I feel like I’m sliding back. That feeling is gone and I am forever grateful!

Being able to forgive myself helped me to move on and that’s why I am glad to offer this free Forgive & Be Free workshop to you today! It’s my gift!

JOIN US TODAY! Now is the time for us to be activated into walking the talk and living the Love for real. Forgiveness, and particularly Self-forgiveness is the absolute key to clearing all those veils. And that’s why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. Click here to register for the my Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop today!

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Forgiveness Transmutes

Friday, October 19th, 2018

I have felt like a very slow learner. I felt as though I was such a committed grudge holder that I kept myself from really learning and advancing in my spiritual growth for many years.

Transmuting my painful experiences into power is something I know a lot about. That’s why this ministry is called the Power of Love Ministry.

Love is the only power and it is an alchemical power that can transmute the heavy weight of painful experiences into the Freedom of knowing the Power of Love is active in my heart and in my awareness.

Forgiveness is the tool we use to transmute our deep emotional pain into power.

Forgiveness requires one thing, and that’s the willingness to release the meaning we’ve attributed to things. Forgiveness is the release of attachment to our interpretations of events, and experiences.

In order to be willing to release our interpretations we must trust that God is with us and always for us. When we have made so many unloving and unkind choices in our past, it feels hard to believe that Spirit could EVER still be with us or for us.

This is where A Course in Miracles is so helpful to us. In ACIM, Jesus reminds us not to make this world and the things that seem to have occurred here real. He consistently reminds us that we are perfect now and for ever and that nothing that happens here will EVER affect the permanent record of our perfection.

It’s time for us to actually LIVE and BELIEVE these A Course in Miracles teachings, because that is the thing that heals our mind. All healing IS at the level of the mind, and now is the time for us to turbo charge our healing. Forgiveness is the one thing that does that. Forgiveness IS a miracle.

And that’s why I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free ONLINE VIDEO workshop again tomorrow! It’s completely free for all – but you do have to register.

Now is the time for us to actually LIVE A Course in Miracles, and I find that REALLY exciting.

I AM so glad we’re on this journey together!

JOIN US TOMORROW! Now is the time for us to be activated into walking the talk and living the Love for real. Forgiveness, and particularly Self-forgiveness is the absolute key to clearing all those veils. And that’s why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. Click here to register for the my Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop on Saturday!

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Relationship With Spirit

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

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

You yearn for that clear connection with a soulmate.

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

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

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

That seems pretty crazy, doesn’t it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every day offers an opportunity.

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Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Grace & Gratitude for Healing

Friday, October 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Celebrate

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers to us! Yay, God!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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