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Harvest the Learning

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. You can read Part 1 – Spiritual information before you read this, Part 2. In yesterday’s Spiritual Espresso, I was talking about getting caught by the ego, while trying to live a spiritual life studying other people’s work.

I was putting so much energy, time and money into spirituality, but I wasn’t feeling like my life was changing the way I thought it should, or believed it could. I recognized that the ‘should’ and the ‘could’ words were judgments, but that’s how I felt back then.

I believed that, if I read all these spiritual books by all these wonderful, celebrated spiritual authors that everybody loves, and if I went to all these lectures and these talks and took these workshops and did all these spiritual things, that I’d have so much spiritual information, I’d be healed, and my life would be terrific. I believed, or maybe I just hoped, everything I desired would come to me, because I had all this spiritual, healing information.

Well, I am here to say that it doesn’t work. There’s one thing that I’ve learned that actually does heal your mind and allow you to live from your heart. Living from your heart, it’s like you get the time back that you thought you’d wasted. There’s a wonderful teaching from the Bible, that when you’re born of the Spirit, when you come back into your heart and you’re reborn in the Spirit, then all the years that the locusts have eaten are given back to you. All the time that you think you wasted, it’s given back to you.

How is it given back to you? By virtue of moving into your heart, having self-compassion, loving yourself, forgiving yourself and everyone else, forgiving the debts and the debtors, the trespassers and the trespasses, then we can live in the moment. We can finally live the Love.

When we start to genuinely live the Love that we are, all that we’d blocked, all the learning that we’d blocked, we can now harvest. So, it really is like all the time we wasted is given back to us. The learning comes pouring in to our awareness and gratitude fills our heart because we realize now that none of it was a waste. Even when it seemed like we weren’t learning ANYTHING we were, in fact, learning something quite valuable. And sometimes there’s so much gratitude for being able to finally harvest he learning from the past, that we can only weep tears of thanksgiving.

More in Part 3 tomorrow!

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Spiritual Information

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

This is part 1 of a 3 part series. There was a time in my life when I accumulated a lot of spiritual information thinking that it was going to expand my spiritual awareness. There was a large stack of spiritual books by my bed. Every time a spiritual teacher came to Los Angeles I would go to hear them speak and then buy their books (and get them autographed, of course).

But I didn’t read all those books and so they became more of a burden than a help. They were stacked up on my nightstand, and even beside my nightstand, taunting me, reminding me that I “should” be reading them. If I was a true spiritual student, I’d read all those darn books – or stop buying them. But I didn’t do either. I hung out in limbo land. I was damned by my ego for buying the books and damned by ego for not reading them.

When a friend called me an intellectual, it felt like a dirty name. I wanted to be somebody who lived from my heart! “Don’t tell me I’m just up in my head!” Obviously, I got triggered by it because I knew I was living up in my head and not from my heart, like I truly wished to be.

I was collecting all this spiritual information, thinking it was going to help me change. Of course, information couldn’t change me. I was identified with a small, selfish, separate, ego-self instead of my true identity, which is magnificent and beautiful and wise and wonderful. A book wasn’t going to change that. Only my own willingness to let the false beliefs go would bring a change. Spirit would bring the change if I was willing.

When we hold onto old beliefs, such as the belief that we can live in our minds and somehow have an amazing spiritual existence, we build our whole world around these beliefs. Then, we interpret everything through this belief system and what we experience proves what we believe. We’re living from our intellect, which is the ego, and the ego is a meaning-making machine. It interprets everything, and it interprets according to our belief system.

In a sense, we begin to believe that the ego is something that has a personality, that it’s a being with a mind of its own. But it isn’t. It’s so important we begin to understand that, if we believe in lack and limitation, we’re going to experience lack and limitation. It’s up to us to shift it, so that we can have a different experience.

One of the most wonderful things that Spirit helped me to see, that I’m forever grateful for, is this:

If I’m trying to understand something, no matter what it is, if I’m trying to figure it out, if I’m trying to understand it, if I’m trying to make sense of it, I’m in my ego. I’m in my intellect. I am not in my spirit.

I’m not aligned with Spirit if I’m trying to figure it out and make sense of it. Because everything that the ego doesn’t understand and doesn’t know, the Spirit knows.

If I’m willing to open up to Spirit, listen to Spirit, and be guided by Spirit, I will remember that I already know.

I remember the healing that comes when I’m willing to stand back from my beliefs, my interpretations and the meaning I made of everything, and instead say, as it says in A Course in Miracles, Lesson 25, “I do not know what anything is for.”

So, how do we make this shift from living up in our head, letting the intellect drive our choices to living from our heart and allowing Spirit to guide our choices? I’ll share more in Part Two tomorrow!

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Ricochet

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

In my life experience, one of the most common things I see is that people get hurt and offended and then they feel justified in attacking back. AND the really intense part of that whole painful mess is that it happens so fast that we don’t even really know what’s going on.

If we’d like to get to the bottom of it and turn the ship around, we have to have a great willingness to let the upset go in favor of Peace. Most people don’t have enough motivation. For me, Self-Love became my great motivation. I actively choose to Love myself and so not being at Peace is not worth it, it’s an attack upon my very Self.

When I look deeply into things, there can be a great heart opening and a change.

Example: yesterday, I had a moment with a loved one. They said something snarky to me and I felt a bit attacked. I knew the thing to do in that moment was to withdraw and just let it all be.

I gave it up to Spirit to teach me about the meaning of it and the value of it. I know that everything works together for good and there are no exceptions. Before too long I remembered that this person says snarky comments to everyone they love and it’s not personal to me. I could really feel that was true and that felt like a healing to me.

I returned to the scene of the “crime,” so glad and grateful that I hadn’t retaliated or escalated in any way. We actually spent the next couple of hours talking and enjoying each other connecting in a beautiful way.

Then, as God would have it, it came into my mind, that something I had said was perceived as a threat and that’s why I got the snarky comment. I saw it plain as day. I hadn’t intended it that way – but that doesn’t matter so much. People don’t need a reason to take offense and react with attack. It all happens so fast.

What I did easily see was that my willingness to not be offended and instead have compassion was also an extension of compassion to my former self who was CONSTANTLY making snarky comments.

Also, I saw that my willingness to not be hurt and to go back into the “fray” was an affirmation of my loving acceptance and that brought more Love between us.

I am so grateful I can choose a better way.

It’s a moment-by-moment practice that builds our mastery and keeps our Peace. It’s beautiful!

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration now closes on the 15th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

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Rushing

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Living in a world with emails, cell phones and overnight delivery people are expecting everything to be delivered immediately. This has created additional stresses in a culture that has lost many of its meditative and contemplative tasks. Most of us no longer do the kind of tasks that could be centering and calming such as long walks to the store or to work, churning butter, plowing fields, tending animals, hanging laundry on the line and ironing.

As part of my spiritual practice of nonviolence I learned the value of constantly monitoring my stress level. I pay particular attention to when I feel harried and rushed. One day as I was rushing to get somewhere I realized that my whole energetic I was creating within myself felt violent. I was trying to do too much, not leaving myself enough time to get somewhere, having to hurry–it all felt out of balance with my practice of nonviolence.

I take to heart the words of Shunryu Suzuki from ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND, he writes “Calmness of mind does not mean you should stop your activity. Real calmness should be found in activity itself.” I love That!

We can learn to stay alert to moments when we’re feeling hurried, pressured or stressed. I look to see if I can find the calmness that can only come from within. I start with my breath.

I take a 20 second meditation break. With my hand on my heart, I meditate on gratitude for my breath for the entire 20 seconds. In less than a minute I have shifted, if even slightly. I’ve made it clear to myself that I value peace. I value my own self-care. One more breath of gratitude and now I can resume the activities in a new awareness.

THAT is being masterful!

Here is the deep well of my masterful practice. I know that my practice builds my inner peace and that each day I have the opportunity to move the world in a direction of peace through my nonviolent choice and actions. I am grateful to even see the possibility of being masterful!

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration now closes on the 15th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

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

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Faith or Fear

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Living by faith is a completely different experience than living by fear. The vibration is different, the feeling is different, the results are completely different.

When we live by faith we are the happy learner, with a vision of more Peace, more Joy and more Love pulling us into a greater experience of unity and Freedom. We’re pulled by the vision. It’s a powerful pull. We can allow it or resist it.

When we live by fear we learn through pain pushing us to make higher choices.

We choose how we learn. It might not seem like it, but we make thousands of choices every day – more than 10,000 choices at least!

There are only two kinds of choices in each moment: Oneness or separation. If you aspire to make the world a better place, choose Oneness. Train yourself to looking for the loving choice if you’d like to live a joyous life.

In order to choose Oneness consistently, you can train yourself to let go of cherishing the thoughts of lack and attack. Align with thoughts of Love, letting go of all judgments and learn to trust the Divine. This is the entire basis of my year-long Masterful Living Course and that’s why it’s one year. So we gain momentum and don’t give up.

It’s challenging. When you have proven yourself to be untrustworthy over and over and OVER again, how do you learn to trust God?

When God doesn’t deliver the goods, and act like the perfect delivery service, no matter how much you beg and suffer, you may be so angry and resentful that you refuse to trust – in order to punish God for being such a withholding God.

There’s hardly a one of us that hasn’t had these thoughts about God. We make stuff up and believe it to be true and then operate as though the lie is the truth.

Enough of that madness!

The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to be willing to practice choosing Love and Unity instead of attack and separation.

I dearly love this prayer from Joel Goldsmith:
Reveal Yourself, Father, show me Your will. Never again will I dishonor You by trying to tell You what I need and then attempt to coerce You into delivering it.

If you’re successful by even a little – there’ll be more light in your life AND everyone else’s. Your vibration will be lifted and you’ll begin to silently broadcast the message:

It can be done and I AM doing it. It is happening NOW!

There is that within you which knows how to do this. There’s no such thing as blind Faith. To live in trust is to SEE by Faith. Faith lights the way and the path is known and firm, even when it’s narrow. Walk the talk today and you will truly see.

I live by grace. I walk in faith. Love lights my way.

This is what we practice and demonstrate in my Masterful Living Course.

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year. I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year. So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

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

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Intuition

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Our unloving and unkind thoughts are blocks to Love. That’s pretty obvious. Nothing new there. However, because our intuitive guidance – our connection with our higher self is a live love-stream, when we allow our mind to entertain and energize the unkind thoughts. Then we’re blocking our intuition. It doesn’t matter whether the unloving thoughts directed at ourselves or others doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t even matter if the unkind thoughts are directed towards the television, or someone in a magazine, or someone in another car on the street.

Obviously, if we’re praying for guidance while simultaneously choosing the thoughts that block the guidance, we must be conflicted about actually receiving the guidance. And that’s an issue that I’m really focused on resolving in my classes. It’s such an important issue to me because of what I’ve experienced in my own life.

I used to pray for guidance and then block it a thousand different ways and then I’d feel that it was impossible for me to have any spiritual progress at all. It thought there was something wrong with me. There wasn’t ANYTHING wrong with me. It’s just that I had a habit of choosing the thoughts that blocked the guidance. I was standing in my own way and I didn’t even know it.

A Course in Miracles tells us that depression comes from feeling that we’re deprived of something we want, but only we can deprive ourselves of anything – and we do it by blocking the flow of Love. I proved that’s true!

I’ve been a spiritual counselor since 2000. And in that time I’ve worked with so many different people on unique issues. I’ve counseled people that had some challenges with chronic depression, suicidal thoughts, chronic fear and panic attacks, relationship nightmares, severe isolating, intense loneliness, chronic pain, hoarding, addiction, poverty and self-destructive behaviors.

Many of them felt like they had dug themselves into an impossible hole.

And you know what?

Every single one of these issues comes from lack of Self-Love – without exception.

Here’s why:
When we have habits and beliefs that take us out of the flow of Love then we go into managing, coping, settling, and living without.

Every problem I have EVER thought I had was because I was blocking the flow of Love in my life, my mind, and my heart.

Love is all there is.
Love is the healer of every problem and concern we think we have.

Everyone I’ve ever counseled has had active habits of being unloving to themselves that they didn’t even realize. Could you possibly have unloving habits that you’re not even aware of?

Do you long for a real connection with Spirit?

Do you feel like you have the same repetitive thoughts about your issues?

Do you feel cut off from your intuition?

Do you have the same arguments and upsets again and again?

Do you feel super critical a lot of the time?

Do you get financially ahead only to fall back again so quickly?

Do people constantly let you down?

Do you wonder how things could ever change?

I had all of these issues. And I reached a point where I just felt desperate, afraid, helpless, hopeless and …

… quite frankly, I felt like a spiritual loser.

These are ALL Self-Love issues. And that’s why the other day I did a free class. If you haven’t seen it – the link is right here below. If this is your issue, if you have a friend with this issue, I strongly encourage you to do the class together and discuss it! Also get the transcript and read and listen as you go. You’ll be glad you did. YOU are worth it!

FREE CLASS: Self-Love: 6 Simple Steps for Self-Healing. You attract more love when you love your Self. Would you like to have more Love in your life? This free class is available for downloading right now – click here now to register and receive my gift and get the replay/download!

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year. I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year. So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

Download NOW: Unblock Your Flow of Time, Energy & Money is a free preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – download and listen now to immediately start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class. Start your new year with power!

Download NOW: Relationship Healing & Harmony is a free preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – download and listen now to start healing your relationships using the tips and tools I share in this free class. Leave the relationship troubles in the past!

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Answer

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

On this Christmas Eve, I am profoundly grateful. Where I once felt this life was impossible to enjoy and difficult to even withstand, I have come to a place where I can authentically say I absolutely L-O-V-E this life. I never imagined that would ever be possible for me. The shift came because of my spiritual practice.

I have come to see that my feelings of anger and near-constant outrage were a cry for Love. All my anger outbursts, snarky remarks and unkind comments were a plea for help from one who was drowning in fear.

Love was my answer.

Here’s the one realization that changed everything for me: I was willing to believe that there was no hatred, no hurt, no anger, and no fear that I had that couldn’t be met and healed by love, if I was willing to let Love rule my heart. I was willing to let Spirit guide me there.

Now, I have the absolute JOY of sharing with others.

In the past month I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of talking 1 on 1 with folks in Masterful Living this year. We do end of the year sessions where we meet one on one so I can learn about how they’re doing three times per year. For the most part, our conversations at this time of year are a harvest and a celebration.

Sometimes, when I hear the breakthroughs, shifts, changes, healing and transformation that they’ve gone through and the healing in their family, their body, their workplace, I cannot help but join them in tears of gratitude.

This is the power of Self-Love and compassion. Love is the answer.
Compassion is love for those who have temporarily lost touch with their Divine nature. When I live compassionately then I am a healing presence wherever I go and I KNOW it. I feel it. In our society we’re taught that it’s not easy to have compassion, but I am here to tell you that it is much easier to have compassion than it is to be filled with resentment. I know because I’ve hated those who were angry and cruel to me. I’ve hated myself for not doing better. I’ve worked with it for many, many years. In a sense, it is my life’s work.

The healing power of Love never ceases to amaze me and blow me away.

If you think that your situation is beyond hope, I can tell you that I’ve felt that way, and I have worked with so many others who have felt that way. It’s not the bottom. Giving up is the bottom.

Love never gives up on us. Let’s not give up on Love. Love is the answer.
Love is our healer. Compassion is loving understanding. And this is the place to take a stand in for the holidays. There’s a power in being completely committed to being compassionate during this time of celebrating the Christ.

Living compassionately requires a deep commitment. Every day, I’m still discovering the answer to the question “How do I BE the peace I’d like to see in the world and in my family, in my workplace?”

Over and over again, the answer comes when I am offered the opportunity to prove my commitment to peace by choosing compassion. Initially it was very challenging. There are still times when I have to be with myself for a moment before I can trade compassion for judgments, but that is more and more rare and I’m grateful.

For more than thirty years I’ve cultivated a practice of looking deeply into anger to find where I feel hurt. The answer to “How do I find compassion?” Arrives when I look at the one who has been hurtful and see where they too have been hurt and their anger is a cry for my compassion. Anyone’s anger is evidence of their feelings of hurt and fear.

I mustn’t look away. My own healing lies in my ability to see with eyes of Love and extend the heart of compassion. Since Love is the healer, I allow Love to do the heavy lifting. All I have to do is show up, be awake and not run away, judge or defend. It’s not easy, but Love leads and I follow the path of Love.

This deep practice requires my willingness and my attention. It requires vigilance. There is a deep sense of wholeness that accompanies increased my commitment to my practice of compassion. It reminds me that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose: to Love.

In my deepest heart aching challenges I’ve learned to ask: “what am I to do?” So often the answer is, “extend the Love, be compassionate. Be willing to understand with the heart.” I’ve also had to ask my self “Why ask the question if I’m unwilling to hear the answer?” It has take tremendous discipline for me to stay and not run. And now that discipline of Love is my strength. Love heals.

I used to have a practice of judgment and criticism. I was an expert and an authority on how to judge people. It was a very good place for me to start my practice of compassion. Today, when I look back I smile and think how profoundly I’ve changed. Who knew? The Higher Holy Spirit Self knew.

I’m so deeply grateful that I made a commitment to a daily practice of loving compassion – including Self-compassion. It’s the road less traveled, but all of the people I meet on the road are beautiful. I answer their call for help with love and they answer my call to find more ways to be compassionate.

Together we discover Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

This is the kind of work we do in Masterful Living. It’s deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind.

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018, then please click here to learn more now.

We’re starting on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

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Travel in Style!

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

I aspire to travel in the style of my teacher, Jesus. He was a great world traveler, spreading healing wherever he went. His style of travel was blessed.

I was sharing about an experience I had one early morning, while waiting for my turn at the LAX American Airlines Terminal Burger King at 5:30am. I watched the woman who filled the orders. She had an individual smile for each customer, asking them if they wanted juice or coffee with their value meal.

Each half-awake traveler was lovingly told where to find the napkins and the ketchup. Each was told to have a nice day with real sincerity. By the time it was my turn to receive her kindness I had to tell her how much I appreciated and admired her spirit. Her smile grew even brighter. I felt the depth of her heart.
For many people, having to be at work before 5am, dealing with the public, for what is hardly a living wage, would be crushing, but for this woman it seemed that she felt SHE was the one who was deeply blessed.

Every day this beautiful woman faces people who are flying around the world for any number of reasons. Some are flying to or from funerals, some are frightened of flying, others worried about their jobs, and their families. I saw that this woman recognized her opportunity to provide a personal and powerful blessing for each customer. We all have this opportunity regardless of our circumstances.

This angel at the Burger King seemed to have it all because she was giving so much to each one she met. With her every breath she teaches us that if we want more love we need to be the love we seek. I seek to walk in the world as a loving, giving presence wherever I am and with whomever I’m with, and with every passing day I find more joy in my walk. Still, I don’t know that I could do what this Angel does.

Many of us yearn for a deeper expression of life purpose, more loving relationships, more peace, more prosperity. People often think they have to go somewhere special or take a special class to be transformed. I hear the words “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Today I resolve to find my inner angel nature and to walk in it. I look for opportunities to share the light that I can find in myself this day. Angels don’t look for rewards or gratitude, the simple opportunity to be the giver IS the gift.

In every moment, we can be truly helpful. There’s always a divine opportunity to be a healing presence if we choose it.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018, then please click here to learn more now.

We’re starting on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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

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Relief

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

I get to have the most wonderful conversations with the beautiful souls in my year-long Masterful Living class. It’s such a joy to be able to meet with the participants one on one and share the review of the year together. I love it! One thing someone said is so familiar to me – it’s that simply dropping the judgments and being open heart is such a relief.

This person said to me “I was very controlling and over-reacting – thinking I knew how everything should be, but I didn’t know. Now, I can be compassionate instead of judging and thinking I know what’s best – it’s such a relief.”

Sound familiar? Can you relate? I sure can! It IS such a relief to let the judgments go. They are such a block to Love, intimacy, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Wholeness, Harmony, and so much more.

It’s always perfect time for us to choose to let the judgements go! The holidays afford us so many opportunities to do deep healing work. Old patterns of negativity and upset get triggered so easily when things are stressful. And let’s face it, for many, this time of year is VERY stressful.

One thing that can help keep the Love flowing is to simply be mindful. We can be mindful of purifying egotistical ideas of perfection from our mind. Instead, let us be accepting, non-judgmental, allowing ourselves to stay in our loving heart. It’s a deeply transformative practice. The rewards are more than it’s even possible for us to comprehend. It seems too easy to bring so much benefit, but I assure you it’s worth every bit of energy you can focus into it. The rewards are beyond measure! It seems hard to practice, but it’s not – it just requires willingness.

This year, let’s have REAL relief from the pain in our family relationships. I’ve seen so many people in my Masterful Living Course transform and heal their family relationships in the most miraculous ways. They blow my hair back with the shifts and changes that they bring forth through using the tools and practices we share in the class.

So often, we want relief from the suffering, but we think that changing our circumstances will be the thing that brings relief. It’s not. The relief comes from moving into our heart, dropping the judgments, and being compassionate with ourselves and others.

Our willingness is valuable! We’re purifying our mind of the thoughts that cause our suffering! How wonderful is that?

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

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Don’t Give Up

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Don’t give up before the miracle. When the going gets tough, and it seems like things just won’t go your way, it’s so tempting to give up and go into self-medication, despair and depression or yet another distraction. Don’t we all already know that?

A Course in Miracles tells us that all doubt is self-doubt.

When we place our trust and faith in the ego, there will ALWAYS be doubt. It’s actually that simple.

Lesson 77 of ACIM is “I am entitled to miracles.”

A miracle is when we shift our mind to the Holy Spirit’s way of thinking and away from the ego’s thought system of lack and limitation.

7 is the number of truth.
77 is a master number (double digit number that repeats itself like 11, 22, 33 are all master numbers) and it represents freedom of expression.

The 7th day of the week is the day of the Seventh Ray, which is the Violet Flame of Freedom and forgiveness.

Do you notice how everything is working together – and that everything in this world is symbolic. The invisible is speaking to us all the time. We are never alone.

Part of the Lesson 77 practice is:
I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I want only what belongs to me.
God has established miracles as my right.

When it’s tempting to energize a grievance, then, in essence, we’re giving up on God. Let’s deepen our practice today and instead of giving up, let’s remember that we’re entitled to miracles.

I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I am entitled to miracles.
Grievances are nothing I want.

I choose Love and gratitude as my spiritual practice today and every day.

My spiritual practice heals my life!

Consider joining me – we start in 14 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2018.

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Relationship Healing and Harmony

and

Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money

Register now, and get the downloads now. It’s also an opportunity for me to discover some of what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st.

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Unbelievable

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

So many of the people who begin the year in Masterful Living feel that the healing, expansion and life they desire is not possible for them. They are true unbelievers. I was talking with several of them yesterday. One year ago, they were unbelievers – but not anymore!

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

It’s because of days like yesterday, and all this week and all last week – day after day hearing people’s stories of what changed for them this year in our Masterful Living community.

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

But then, you decided to really live a simple spiritual practice. You decided to give the relationship to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and you made the effort to leave it on the altar and begin to hold the vision for a holy relationship.

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

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

It’s life-changing.

In Masterful Living people learn that the miracles will happen for them if they’re willing to practice and give God a chance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consider joining me – we start in 15 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2018.

I have two free Masterful Living Preview classes:

Relationship Healing and Harmony

and

Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money

It’s also an opportunity for me to share some of what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st. Register now, and get the downloads now.

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Letting Go Of False Beliefs

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Part 1: Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: (You Are Here) Letting Go of False Beliefs
Part 3: The Key to Having More Time

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

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 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. 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 gong 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.

There IS a way out – and that’s why I’m offering a free class as a gift to you – so I can go into detail about HOW to unblock the flow of your time, energy and money.

Click here to register now!

And BTW, if you’re interested in my year-long Masterful Living Course, where we actually accomplish this kind of healing, I’ll be telling you about it in this free class.

I’ll be sharing Part 3 of this series on Monday.

In the meantime, please check out my upcoming free class: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.

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Depression

Friday, December 8th, 2017

This time of year that can be a lot of talk about sadness and depression. Old hurts are coming up to be healed. It’s not fun, but it’s still of great benefit to us. Let’s make the most of each healing opportunity that comes our way so that we don’t have to repeat them again.

Some people live in places where it gets quite dark by the winter solstice, and the light starts to return. That darkness can seem to lead to more sadness. It’s an external invitation to turn inward and find the Light inside – where it’s always been and always will be.

In this late autumn time, let’s harvest the Wisdom from our challenging experiences and release the pain of the past. Release that which no longer serves. One thing that I had to release – and I’m so glad I did – is that I was really into the “specialness” of my moods, attitudes, and drama. I felt so special because I felt so misunderstood. It was a reason for existing – or so I thought!

“When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” (A Course in Miracles, Chapter 14, Section IV, This Need Not Be – Paragraph 5)

It can seem that the world has got us into that state of lack and limitation.
It can seem that things are being taken from us.
It can seem that what we want we do not have, cannot have, and will never have.

Appearances are all symbolic of our beliefs, and our past.
Let us heal the mind that believes in lack by identifying with our spiritual identity – which lacks in nothing – it IS that inner Light. Our true identity’s very nature is unlimited good. Let’s identify with our expansive Self, the I AM that I AM rather than the small selfish self that is only an illusion.

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

If you’re feeling depressed, and feeling far from being Light and Love, know that it is your willingness to choose another thought that is your healer – count your blessings – Love and gratitude is the spiritual practice that heals. Call upon the Mighty I AM Presence to show you the way and just be willing to be willing to see that you truly are already as Holy as Holy can be.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years, and sometimes, a decade or more. I believe you can, too.

Healing habits that are the cause of depression and fear is a major part of what my Masterful Living Course is all about. My 2018 Course begins January 1st! (Registration closes January 11.) There’s such a Joy that breaks out when people are practicing releasing the shame and the fear together and encouraging each other.

Year after year, I’m impressed by how much healing is possible when we’re willing to let the Higher Holy Spirit Self be in-charge of HOW the healing happens. Our job is to ALLOW the healing. Our job is to call it forth, receive and accept it. Let’s get to it!

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Patience & Faithfulness

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Perhaps you’re like me and you’ve felt impatient and eager for your spiritual growth to really take off. In the past, I SO often wanted progress to come in leaps and bounds. I was usually in a hurry to move forward and away from where I thought I was. Now, I know where I am in my unfolding awakening is precisely where the richness of life is. The richness always used to appear richer where I was headed.

Now, I know so much more about how to activate the healing and expansion that I desire. I am so very grateful for every bit of insight and healing that I experience.

Vincent Van Gogh is, quite possibly, my all-time favorite painter. Vincent had studied for the priesthood and had a profound desire to know God fully. I absolutely loved reading the letters he wrote to his brother, Theo. Vincent understood the nature of creative progress, he wrote, “To make progress is a kind of miner’s work; it doesn’t advance as quickly as one would like, and as others expect, but as one stands before such a task, the basic necessities are patience and faithfulness. In fact, I do not think much about the difficulties, because if one thought of them too much one would get stunned or disturbed.” What words of Wisdom! His dedication and devotion to his personal progress is so clear in that statement and I bless him and love him as my teacher.

When I thought as a newbie thought then, I imagined that progress came in the leap to my next “a-ha” moment. I set my intention to be masterful. Masters understand that true progress comes when we learn how to incorporate the leap into our life. It is in learning how to embody the leap that I grow, not in the leap itself. Aspiring to be masterful, I witness that my progress is in absorbing into my daily practice what I’ve learned during the last leap. In this way, the path to mastery is a staircase of leaps and embodiment.

Think of Vincent, laboring diligently to express the passion that he felt for life, color, paint, and without much encouragement, little appreciation, he stayed true to his course. He has inspired millions and is considered by many to be the greatest artist ever to have lived.

With every error I’ve made, I’ve learned something valuable that is part of my progression into mastery and I’m grateful for the learning that supports my growth. Although I frequently make mistakes, my walk is one of continual progression, and for that, I am very grateful. In my ever-expanding conscious awareness, I share the benefits of my learning with all beings, and so every mistake and every bit of progress moves the entire world in the direction of Peace. For this awareness, I am so very, deeply and humbly grateful.

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Purpose

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Living with clear purpose and intention is life-changing. It really is, and it’s worth everything we can do to become clear in our heart and mind what our purpose is.

As a professional Spiritual Counselor since 2000, I’ve had so many people come to me and ask me to help them find their purpose. A Course in Miracles tells us: *

A journey without a purpose is still meaningless, and even when it is over it seems to make no sense.
T-19.IV.D.10.

Perhaps one of the causes of anxiety and fear for people is that they deeply fear that their life is meaningless. I believe we all begin our life with tremendous desire and intention to let go of false beliefs, to remember our true identity and to extend Love so we can awaken from the dream of separation and limitation.

What I’ve observed through my experiences is that we all have a shared purpose to extend Love. As ACIM says it, “to teach only love for that is what we are.

When we make the commitment to transform our lives to a life of true purpose, it can be GREATLY speeded by simultaneously focusing on two things:

Eliminate attack thoughts, which are the most self-destructive thing we can do with our mind.
Actively look for opportunities to extend Love and compassion to ourselves and others.

When we recognize that our true purpose is to Love and be loved, then we can align with it quickly and feel the Peace of mind that it brings. Our purpose isn’t hidden. We don’t have to climb a mountain or go on a long fast, or find the wise guru to discover our purpose. Our life purpose is hidden in plain sight. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, it is a Joy to recognize. The guru is within!

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Celebration is upon us! We’re almost there! Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is almost there! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. Together we’ve raised $24,648 and we have only $352 to go and 3 days left!!! We’re doing it together! Thank you!

If you haven’t made a contribution yet, and you’d like to, please consider making one today to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you so very much!!!

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Allowing Miracles

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

I love this time of year. It’s the busiest time for me, because there’s so much administration for me to do at the end of the year to prepare for the next year and complete the current year. I have one-on-one appointments with the wonderful folks in my yearlong Masterful Living Course at the end of the year, and it’s such a JOY to be able to connect with them and hear how they are one-on-one.

Of course, everyone has different experiences, each one has invested different amounts of time, energy, and attention, and experienced different results.

Most of the participants I speak with have beautiful stories to tell of how their family’s Thanksgiving this year was more loving than ever before. People tell me that their marriages have greatly shifted and become more loving, because they finally decided to stop judging their spouse so much.

People tell me beautiful stories of angels and miracles.
They’re amazed that these experiences are now happening to them.

Miracles are natural.

We truly can live a miraculous life – I know it, I’ve proved it. Just think, my profession is inviting people to live a miraculous life of Love.

Usually, at the beginning of the year, almost everyone who joins Masterful Living feels skeptical that they have what it takes to live a miraculous life, to be more loving, to make a change, to have a breakthrough or a healing.

As A Course in Miracles says:

“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” T-1.I.3.

Since Love really is our natural state. When we let go of just some of the blocks to Love, the Love comes pouring out.

At the end of the year, people mostly tell me they’re happier and more confident, because they’re more willing to be loving and to leave the attack thoughts behind.

And sometimes, people tell me they’re in the thick of it because they’re finally willing to deal with some things they’ve put off for a very long time.

I hear all kinds of results. It’s such an honor and a privilege to get to know each person in Masterful Living and to share their journey with them.

I feel so blessed! I used to wonder how I’d ever really be able to help anyone when I was so much in need of help myself. Each one who participates in this Power of Love Ministry is my answered prayer.

There’s a lot for me to do right now, but I’m way too blessed to be stressed about it!

God is Good and I AM Grateful!

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MORE GOOD NEWS! We’re almost there! Woohoo! Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is so close! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. We’ve raised $22,536 and we have only $2,464 to go and 5 days left!!! We’re doing it together! Thank you!

If you haven’t made a contribution yet, and you’d like to, please consider making one today to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you so very much!!!

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Abundant Blessings

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

I am grateful for the outpouring of Love and support I received on my birthday yesterday! I am so thankful for having you in my life and for all the expansion, awakening awareness, and Joy that is unfolding for all of us.

Thank you for being my Prayer Partner!

I can feel that there’s an extraordinary expansion, an UP-leveling that’s coming, and I’m so glad we’ll be experiencing it together! Watch this space for expressions of Joy and gratitude!

Every day, we’re experiencing the value of sharing and caring, and not giving up on Spirit IN us. I love it!

I was able to have most of my birthday yesterday sharing in my radio show, in 1-on-1 sessions with Masterful Living participants, in Masterful Living class, and in meetings, doing the work of ministry that I love SO much.

Some people were surprised or felt it was “too bad” that I “had” to work. I didn’t have to work, but I chose to because it’s a labor of Love that I love. I remember well the many years that I longed to be able to share and to minister and teach. I’m so grateful for the blessings that fill my life, and the people I get to share this path with.

I am so blessed and I know it! I give thanks to the Universe for leading me to this unfoldment of the power of Love.

I’m so pleased with our fundraising campaign success! We’re almost there!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who’s participated from all around the world. Your contributions mean so much to so many. I share all the wonderful expressions of gratitude that I receive with all who are supporting the Power of Love Ministry.

We are spiraling upward together!

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We’re almost there! Woohoo! Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is so close! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far we’ve raised $21,036 and we have only $3,964 to go!!! Yay, God!

We’re doing it! If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, and you’d like to, please consider making one today to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!!!

THIS WEEK RADIO SHOW: On my radio show yesterday, my topic was Transforming Anger to Harmony

You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad, or computer. Check it out!

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Not My Monkey

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are perfect Love. Harmony is our natural state.

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Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

As I reflect this Thanksgiving morning, waiting for one of my favorite events – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – to come on television, I’m grateful to be grateful.

I am grateful for YOU, my precious Prayer Partner!

This year, I have a lot to be grateful for, and while I can make a list of things to be grateful for, the very best part of my life is the people in my life. Each year, my relationships strengthen and I become more free to truly Love without guilt, blame and shame like I was sharing about in my radio show last week.

I am so completely not perfect at relationship yet. And yet, I am so grateful that I can recognize my connection with my brothers and sisters and embrace everything in this dance of life with more ease and more grace.

Believe it or not, one of the most challenging things of all for me is simply clear communication. It’s very challenging to have Clarity in a world where most of us are still interpreting things through the lens of the past. So often in my relationships, and so often in counseling others about their relationships, all the upsets are so evidently a result of people not actually listening to each other. The projects of our own mis-beliefs block the flow of Love every time.

Yet I rejoice because, every day I notice that I have a greater capacity to communicate more clearly.
And I rejoice because that’s what life is for. It’s about the discovery of our true identity as perfect Love and it IS happening in our hearts.

I am so grateful that every day I can learn to Love more fully and I do.

I am grateful that when others are triggered, I don’t have to join them and react.

I’ve learned to stand in the power of Love to bring our Love boat to the shore of right relationship. I put the Spirit in-charge and I call the angels. I do the same thing when I get triggered. It works so well.

People ask me, “How do you remember to Partner UP?”

At first, I learned to remember because I didn’t like how I felt and I wished to do something to help myself.

Now, I Partner Up, because it works. I know the power of it. And I Partner UP instead of suffering because I wish to Love myself and make my life more beautiful. I am so grateful I can look at my daily errors without attacking myself, but choosing to be grateful that I can experience more Freedom because I’m learning from my choices and not punishing myself anymore.

I am so grateful for the Higher Holy Spirit Self leading and guiding us all, whether we know it or not, whether we believe or not. I thank God that our beliefs, no matter how intense they are, cannot actually damage us in anyway at all – they can only teach us.

I am for my increasing awareness of the truth in this human experience.

This is one of my favorite teachings of A Course in Miracles, from the Workbook Lesson 183:

I Call Upon God’s Name And My Own

“God’s Name is holy, but no holier than yours.
To call upon His Name is but to call upon your own.
A father gives his son his name,
and thus identifies the son with him.

His brothers share his name,
and thus are they united in a bond
to which they turn for their identity.

Your Father’s Name reminds you who you are,
even within a world that does not know;
even though you have not remembered it.

God’s Name cannot be heard without response,
nor said without an echo in the mind that calls you to remember.

Say His Name, and you invite the angels to surround the ground on which you stand,
and sing to you as they spread out their wings to keep you safe,
and shelter you from every worldly thought that would intrude upon your holiness.

I am so grateful that I can call my Creator’s name and the angels to come to help me. I don’t ever have to struggle alone unless I’d like to. I can call a million angels to help me and there are still plenty to help everyone else. I love that.

Angels cannot intercede without our request.

Give an Angel a job and call them to help with shifting your feelings and your thoughts. Ask for assistance in being more loving, kind, generous and patient. Ask for help with speaking truthfully. Ask for assistance in releasing the judgment and extending compassion. This works so well.

Isn’t it wonderful that we can be grateful for all this love and support. The more we ask for it, the more we will experience and the more we will know that we are so profoundly loved by all that is and by our Creator. Knowing this, we can then be of service to the Light with our whole life.

So much to be grateful for.

Rainbows of Love and Light from my heart to yours!

Gotta run! The parade is starting!

BTW – I’ve written so many Daily Spiritual Espressos about gratitude and the connection to Prosperity and Abundance and the effect on our relationships. In case you’d like some extra support this Thanksgiving Day!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Go With God!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Today is the biggest travel day all year for people in the United States. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday propels people all over America to come together with loved ones for this non-religious holiday.

As one who travels a lot, with long plane rides, long drives in the car, and lots of trips to stay with others in their homes, all over the world, what I’ve learned is that it’s much more pleasant when we take the Angels with us.

Some people think that I’m a bit wackadoo to discuss the angels, but some of my favorite parts in A Course in Miracles are referring to angels.

“Around you angels hover lovingly,
to keep away all darkened thoughts of sin,
and keep the light where it has entered in.
Your footprints lighten up the world,
for where you walk forgiveness gladly goes with you.”
T-26.IX.7.

We’re all entitled to angel companions, they’re always around us. Ask and ye shall receive!

Send the angels ahead of you to make the way clear in traffic, in your family, in a hotel. I do it all the time. Fill the places you go – and even the traffic – with prayers for ease and grace.

Remember, as you travel, the brother or sister you might encounter on the road may be going through a very tough time. Many people seem to make their transition around this time of year.

Some people may be having the first Thanksgiving without their mom, dad, husband, wife, child, or other loved one. For many that’s a really difficult thing to go through.

For other people, this may be the last Thanksgiving that they’ll have with their loved one. I remember when I knew it was my last Thanksgiving with my precious Mom, that plane ride and the journey to be with my parents was unforgettable.

We don’t ever know what others on the road are going through. We may have this one opportunity to be of service to them and make their way easier by blessing them and sending the angels with them.

These are precious opportunities. Let’s maximize the footprint of Love in our journey today and everyday. In extending Love in each moment, we make each day a journey in Love.

Via con Dios!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised just over $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

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Love Substitutes – Recognizing & Eliminating Them

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

How do I really know what anyone else should do?

How can I possibly know what their learning curriculum is?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kindness

Monday, November 20th, 2017

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

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

Here are some of the consequences of stewing in resentment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s where the Self-forgiveness comes in.

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

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised a bit more than $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Worthiness

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All boats rise on the tide of Love.

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised just over $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that’s Thanksgiving without the turkey.

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

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

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

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised just about $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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Full Moon Healing Today!

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Have you noticed the energies intensifying lately? Are you feeling squeezed? Do you have a greater desire to let go of the habits that block your happiness? Have you been thinking about how you can deepen your spiritual practice and be more dedicated? I can feel this shift of energy happening in me and in others around me.

We’re also coming into the holidays and the end of the year, and that’s a signal and a trigger for the next new phase we’re entering into. Everything that’s happening in the visible and the invisible field of energy is offering a tangible opening of healing for us in being more our true selves!

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held, and carried in our spiritual awakening. Of course, if you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shift and change, you may still be feeling an intense amount of pressure to give up what no longer serves. What we don’t surrender with grace, sometimes gets taken from us.

Whether we like it or not, there’s no way around it, now is the time for us to give up what doesn’t serve and to get with the awakening program. If we’re not actively, gratefully accepting it, it will feel like pressure, pushing and prodding us. Fortunately, the blocks to Love don’t help us, so we can immediately begin to feel so much tangible benefit when we release them to Spirit for lifting and shifting.

If you’re feeling called to release things in the world of form, remember, the main thing we have to do is release the attachment to people, places and things. Once we release the attachment then things can naturally align in the most loving way.

Last night, we went into a full moon! I thought I’d share with you a really simple and, for me, powerful and healing ceremony you can do on your own or with friends. Do it today or tomorrow while we’re still in this full moon energy.

Full moon represents the time to harvest the learning we’ve had and be grateful for it. We can also harvest the learning we’ve rejected. Anything we’ve been holding in resentment, regret, hurt, blame, or shame can be brought to a harvest of the learning through our willingness.

It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift that turns the tide of upset is to be grateful for things as they are. Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel, and know more clearly the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives.

Now is the time of Harvest! When we’re actively harvesting the learning from our experiences, we don’t have to repeat them! It’s just like when we learn how to do anything, we don’t have to keep repeating it once you get it. When we keep having the same repeated experiences then it’s a sure sign we’re rejecting the learning and believing that the meaning we’ve made of things – our interpretations – are correct.

If we’re still upset about something that happened, we’re not correct. The upset is the Divine alarm clock going off to let us know that our thinking is incorrect and can be corrected. It’s that old, “would you rather be right or happy?” It’s your life, you choose.

Full moon is for releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves. To me, it’s about purification. It’s about celebrating that I can let go of the burdens, the negative patterns and suffering of the past.

Full moon is also a fun time to have a ceremony.

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes! Today or tomorrow, gather loved ones, friends, and family to make it a Harvest & Release celebration!

I always begin with being clear about why I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to release what doesn’t serve me.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write out what no longer serves and is being released. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally. No pressure on that. Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written in – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – release it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace, or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and Clarity, Purity and Joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling is.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

I’m offering a free class on Relationship Healing & Harmony on Tuesday – please plan to come join me live and bring your questions. Please invite a friend and plan to listen to the recording together and discuss for extra benefits. And if you see my posts at Facebook about the free class – won’t you please like and share to help spread the benefits?

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