Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

Challenging Relationships

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Challenging relationships have been the best tool to help me heal my mind of the things that disturb my peace. Who would’ve thunk it could possibly be true? Certainly, not me. There was a time when I thought relationship challenges would cause me to take my own life. Golly gee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best way to get to the healing we desire in our relationships is really focus on loving yourself IN all of your relationships. Let’s do it!

This is why I’m offering free Forgiveness Workshops online right now, so we can do this work together. If you missed the workshop last weekend – please register now, and I’ll let you know about the next one: click here to register for the next Forgive & Be Free Online Video Workshop.

Each year, I dedicate February to relationships on my weekly radio show. If relationship is an issue for you, you might find it supportive to listen to my radio show. There are more than 360 episodes in the podcast. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts, downloads, “listen now” links and podcast links are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com

You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week, automatically, on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And, if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review, so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

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Relationship 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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Healing Abusive Relationships

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

As we all know, relationship abuse can happen on various levels – emotionally, mentally, physically and verbally. Sometimes people are in relationships that are quite abusive and they don’t even realize it because their own sense of themselves is so diminished. Often, it just seems normal. Many times, it even seems deserved.

When we’re in a relationship that doesn’t feel supportive and fulfilling, we can give the relationship to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. We can call forth a holy relationship and move out of the abusive ego based relationship.

It does take real and focused willingness to break these patterns of abuse. I’ve worked with folks who couldn’t imagine life without their abuser. The connection is so strong and it’s definitely karmic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be transformed.

Therapists might tell you differently, but as a spiritual counselor working with spiritual methods, I’ve seen extraordinary and miraculous healing take place in relationships because one person is willing to hold the belief that a healing can happen.

It’s so worth it.

It can be intensely challenging to hold the vision of a healed relationship with no attachments to what it actually will look like. It can take great focus to not fall into victim patterns when it’s been your pattern for a lifetime, but Spirit will carry you there if you’re willing to break with the habits of the past.

Having witnessed so many miracles and participated in so many healings, I cannot say enough about how amazing Spirit is. Don’t give up before your miracle. It surely awaits you!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Healing Abusive Relationships

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!

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Relinquishing Relationship Problems

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

In the past, I invested A LOT of energy in going over and over and OVER AGAIN the problems in my relationships. When I look back, it’s amazing to me how much of my energy was invested in going around and around the same troubling loop.

I was so focused on what was threatening and troubling me that I didn’t realize I was magnifying and multiplying it. Sheesh! No wonder I felt guilt and ashamed.

I’ve learned to give ALL relationship issues to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Sometimes it seems as though people won’t call forth a healing in their relationships because they just wish to invest their energy in the drama. Some people seem to need the drama to feel alive and don’t trust that fully being loving is the kind of aliveness that’s really possible for them.

We can heal EVERYTHING. Giving our problems to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing is so helpful because we don’t have to figure out how to have a healing, we just call it forth and stand strong in the assurance that it IS occurring.

When we practice in this way we bring benefit to all beings.
When we have the strength to hold the vision of a healed relationship then we’re placing our faith in God to work it our and that’s a healing of our own doubt and limited beliefs.

Relationships are the best tool we have for healing our whole life. Let’s make the most of it and call forth a miraculous healing today, and then remember that we’ve given the problem to Spirit for healing and it’s not our problem anymore!

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

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

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

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Healing From Relationship Hell.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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The Best

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Relationship Harmony

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Transforming Anger to Harmony. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Time

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you haven’t answered my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Time and Space Management. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Miraculous Relationship Repair

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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

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

Instead, I’ve come to absolutely know that the thing to do is to give it UP to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for miraculous healing. This method works, but that doesn’t make it easy. Whenever we’re triggered it’s challenging. Triggers help us to identify when it’s an opportunity to eliminate an old pain patterns

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

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

When we’re projecting it outward we’ll think someone else is the problem, but if we’re the one who is upset, it’s our thinking that is the problem. And that’s a GREAT thing and here’s why:

Wouldn’t you rather have your thought be the problem then thinking it’s YOU or THEM?
Thoughts aren’t people, they’re just thoughts.
How can we really be mad at a thought?
Thoughts have no power unless we choose to think them!
We have the power to decide not to think the thought that upsets us.
And we have the power to decide to let the Higher Holy Spirit Self take the errant thought out of our mind FOREVER.

Our willingness is required.
We choose the thoughts we think, whether we are aware of it or not.

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

We only have to allow.

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

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

If you’d like some relationship support – check out my A Course in Miracles radio show – there are SO MANY episodes on relationship! Act now, and you can have them all!

I also take relationship questions and offer counseling in my Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling calls. Try it for a month and ask me any question that you’d like.

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

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

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

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Mother’s Day Healing

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

We all have many mothers. There’s our birth mother and then there can sometimes be several women who help raise us plus grandmothers and aunties who feel like mothers. I have friends who are very maternal and are almost like a surrogate mother to me.

There’s Mom and then the Divine Mother. Each Mother has a role to play.

Sometimes we get a really great mother and sometimes our mother seems to be lacking. I know for many years I felt that my dear mother felt like a mixed bag to me. It took me a long, long time, to realize how completely perfect she was – for me. For a long time, I was ungrateful, and now I’m wholly grateful.

For a long time I blamed my mother for some of my “problems.” Now, I thank her for my opportunities. I’m so grateful for the teachings of A Course in Miracles which, through truly LIVING them, I’ve been able to transform my life, my perspective and, most importantly, my heart.

When my mother received a terminal illness diagnosis and was told she had a few months to live, I made the heart commitment that we would have a total healing in our relationship before she made her transition. I made it my top priority and I made it my total responsibility.

In self-help programs and in psychological therapy, I was told that I should only take 50% of the responsibility for the quality of my relationships. For me, it was a big shift to go from blaming the other person for ALL of my upset to taking 50% responsibility.

Through my spiritual practice, I came to realize that taking 100% responsibility with 0% blame is the way of healing. I did that with my Mom and I experienced a complete healing and transformation of our relationship before she made her transition.

I’d felt so much hurt, resentment and anger toward my mother, and a lot of it wasn’t even about her at all. It took me SO long to realize that I felt so GUILTY about being mean and unkind to mother, and I was projecting my guilt onto her and blaming her for that too – I didn’t even know it.

I will forever be grateful for the teachings of ACIM which helped me to have faith that the healing would happen. Fortunately, we had all the time we needed. She lived three years after that original diagnosis and about 2.5 years in, I had a total clearing of all the upset from the past. Yes, it was a miraculous and instantaneous experience that was 48 years in the making.

It was my commitment that brought it forth. The healing was so complete and so profound it propelled me to be even more dedicated to my healing, and to sharing with others.

Truly living A Course in Miracles has allowed me to hand over the resentment and regret that tortured me for decades. Making that shift from ungrateful to grateful in my relationship with my mother completely changed my life and my thinking. In a sense, it was the “making” of me.

In the Manual for Teachers, Chapter 4, Development of Trust, it says “It takes great learning to understand that ALL things events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” It’s a giant breakthrough in awareness when one is willing to discover the Truth of that statement.

In my classes I say, Prove God in your life. Prove what’s true about God and you’ll never regret it. When we’re intent on the truth, that which is false easily falls away.

I was so completely dedicated to my opinions and yet I was still able to learn that the truth really does set you free. Are you willing to be free? Or do you in some way still blame others for your circumstances? Do you deny the learning in order to hold onto the judgment and then force yourself to repeat the lessons over and over? I did that so frequently.

If you’d like to give yourself a new relationship with your mother(s), you can. It’s easier than you think, but only if you’re truly willing to be loving – to be able to love without needing to get ANYTHING in return. Love is not a “give to get” experience, it’s your true nature revealed. Give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the heavy lifting – let Spirit undo all the consequences of your “wrong decisions” of the past.

BTW, I have done a couple of episodes about mothers on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show and you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in – there are so many on relationship and forgiveness.

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Attachments to Plans

Monday, April 9th, 2018

In lesson 135 of A Course in Miracles it tells us that “a healed mind does not plan.” This can be quite confusing for many people. How do we live without plans?

As I write this, I’m in Poland and later today I travel to Germany and then tomorrow I fly back to New York and travel to New Jersey to stay with my brother. As soon as I arrive in New Jersey I have a class to teach. On Wednesday, I have two classes. And much more. Obviously, I have many plans.

I probably have more plans than the average person. And here’s how I’ve learned to apply the powerful teaching about having a healed mind and not planning so that I can be free in my mind every day:

It’s about not having attachments.

The key to the end of all suffering is to release all the mental attachments we have to how we believe things should be and how we believe they should not be. The shoulds get in the way. They are designed to get in the way of our happiness.

I make so many plans, and I find the constant release of attachment when plans must change to be a healing opportunity for my mind.

We may not realize it, but we have so many plans. Many times they are hidden, and many times they are the cause of a constant stream of upsets, big and small. For instance, sometimes I might be staying with my brother’s family and have a plan about some fresh raspberries I’ll have for breakfast. And when I go to eat them, someone has beat me to it.

I can be upset about not having what I’d planned, which shows my attachment, or I can release my plan and discover something new is best for me now. When I bought the raspberries that felt good to me, or maybe it was just my ego. I don’t really know what anything is for (ACIM Lesson 25).

What I do know is that any day I can be peaceful is a good day.
Any day I can release an attachment is a good day.
Any day I can feel my heart opening and my mind liberating is a very good day!

I’d rather have a good day than have raspberries!

I used to get upset every day, many times a day.
The release of my plans has been such a great gift to me.

Are you willing to watch your mind for your attachment to your plans?
Are you willing to Love yourself so much that you’d rather be peaceful than cling to your plan?

I cannot say enough about how beneficial it is to release the plans, to listen to the guidance, to practice a new way of living and being. Everyone in your life will benefit!

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Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!
Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!

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Decide for Love

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

So many people have told me that they believed that there was darkness in them. Many have feared what that darkness could do and felt great regret over what they believe their “dark side” had done.

If you believe darkness is REAL it will seem real to you.
If you believe the darkness has POWER you will fear it.
If you believe the darkness is IN you, you will fear yourself and feel unworthy of good.

If I could have everyone believe just one thing it would be that darkness is not real, it has no power, and it is not in anyone.

The appearance of darkness having power only comes from our belief in it. When we withdraw our belief in it the illusion of power in darkness fades.

All of the great avatars and teachers have come to teach one thing – forgive and free yourself from the illusion of darkness. Forgive and you will see that you and everyone are pure light.

If each person could simply forgive themselves we would experience heaven on earth.

That self-forgiveness is ALL that it takes.

Forgiveness IS the release of the judgment. It is the release of the meaning you made of things The meaning we make of things, our interpretation, our perception, our belief, is always false. (Right now you can use my free How to Get Over It workshop – go for it!)

Choosing to believe the meaning we’ve made of things is an invitation to the darkness.

Invite a belief in darkness and you enter into a world of fear.
Release all judgment and step into the light that you already are.
Step into the light of your own being and you will see that ALL are perfect light.

The Light of God never fails.
As the sun is always shining on a rainy day or in the darkest night, when we shift our perspective we can see that the light is constant.

When we choose to believe in darkness we are choosing to believe the clouds have more power than the sun.

Have you ever turned on the light in a dark room and felt that the darkness could prevent the light from turning on? No. You haven’t, because that is impossible.

Put your faith, your belief, and your trust in the Light of God that already is your true nature.

If you’re not willing to see it in everyone, you can’t see it in yourself and will always doubt your light. The shadow a judgment casts is long, but it is not the truth – it is a thought. It has only the power that you give it by believing in it.

When you release the judgments, the wisdom of choosing Love reveals itself and lifts you above the fear and doubt. You can only know this to be true by practicing it.

Every day people ask me how to release fear. Give up your judgments and you will be free of fear. Your attack thoughts are the cause of fear, and nothing else can put terror in your heart – only your willingness to value attack. Give up your judgments to save yourself.

You must willingly choose to give up protecting the small selfish self of the ego personality in order to gain the knowledge of your true Higher Holy Spirit Self. There is no other way.

How you live,
what your life looks like,
how it feels to be you,
tells you what you value,
if you are not in Love with yourself and your life,
choose again.
You are always free to choose again.
Build momentum
and the power of Love in you
will transform your life.

This is Grace.
It is ALWAYS there for you when you will choose it.
Even if you’ve made your bed in hell.
Even if you don’t believe.
Your little willingness to choose Love is turning point.
Your willingness to be consistent builds momentum.

You are the decider.

Begin to notice when you have a desire to feel upset and you feed it.

You are the decider.

We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.) We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

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Living A Love Story

Monday, March 19th, 2018

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

It’s so wonderful when we ALLOW ourselves to simply Love someone without condition, without opinion, without control and manipulation. It’s thrilling to be able to share a gift of Love and have ZERO attachments, and to feel that gift is fully accepted in the way it was intended. When someone is open to receiving the Love we share – that’s the best! That’s a pure experience of Love connection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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When You Fear Losing A Relationship

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

One of the MOST distressing thoughts we have in our human experience is the thought of being separated from the people we Love – and we often do it to ourselves.

Because people don’t do what we wish and think they should do, we think that someone doesn’t Love us and therefore we need to walk away from them, cut them out of our life, and end the relationships. Ugh. This kind of thinking causes much distress. And it’s so common.

It’s all part of the ego theme and pattern of separation from Love showing up in our mind and then in our relationships. If we believe it’s real, we start to see separation and lack all over the place.

Many people ask me about how to know when it’s time to end a relationship. This is something that comes up a lot around the holiday time of year.

I have learned this:

ALL of our relationships are eternal because we are eternal beings.
And, because we’re One with everyone, there’s no way to really end them.

That would only be something that we could experience in our identification with a false, separate self.

Our relationships don’t have an end, and in truth, they don’t have a beginning.

We are One, together, eternally.

Given these basic facts, trying to end a relationship or even worrying about the end of a relationship, isn’t helpful or productive.

Instead, we focus our mental and emotional energy on simply being loving. We give the management of our relationships to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and look for the loving choices. This is what works and heals.

There are times when our relationships seem to ebb. The tide seems to go out. Like they say, “people are in our life for a season or a reason.” Instead of grasping, we can allow the ebb and flow of the appearance and hold in our heart that the ideal is unfolding and making itself known. We can think we know what the ideal is, but if we’re not in Joy, then we don’t know, and we’re imagining something less than perfect.

It’s not so easy to give the Higher Holy Spirit Self control of our relationships when we cling to believing we know how things should be. They may shift and change in ways that the ego does not like at all. And in this we can have a HUGE healing. All healing is welcome.

I am so grateful I can choose healing.
I am so grateful I can give the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW to make it happen to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.
I’m so grateful I can allow the healing and set myself free!

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool. Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class that starts on Monday! Click here now to learn more now.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is When You Fear Losing A Relationship.

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Non-Attachment

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

I’m enjoying myself in San Francisco at the A Course in Miracles conference. It’s such a blessing to get together with so many people I know and enjoy and to be able to meet people for the very first time. We’re such a harmonious group of people and I value that greatly.

I found it interesting that seven years ago I had a desire and a goal to be one of the main speakers at this conference and to speak to the whole group rather than in a breakout session. This year, I was told I would be speaking to the whole group.

When I got the news, I noticed that I was glad to have that opportunity – but only because I really wish to share the message that Spirit gives me and to hold the intention to speak so clearly that everyone in the room would have a healing.

I noticed that it really didn’t matter to me in an egotistical way – big room, small room, it truly didn’t matter at all.

My aspiration is to be truly helpful and to support as many people as I can, but how many people show up, how many I’m able to reach – these things are not up to me. Spirit has that job and I’ve let Spirit keep it.

It’s wonderful to be able to experience life with less and less attachment. In my classes we set goals, intentions and aspirations, and we practice holding them strongly, but without attachment so that we can be in Peace and Joy with our goals, and have no fear or worry.

I’m amazed at how attachments cause such intense suffering. Needing, wanting, craving are the way of the ego.

And, it’s breathtaking how much healing we can have, and so quickly, when we’re willing to work at the level of the mind to give up the attachments. It requires willingness and that’s why I focus on the ways to cultivate that willingness.

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool. Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class that starts on Monday! Click here now to learn more now.

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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Ending A Relationship

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get is about how to end a relationship. Understandably, people would like to end their relationships in so many ways: easily, peacefully, kindly, quickly, etc.

We’ve all had the feeling that we’d like to end a relationship. We’re done and we’d like to move on and not have to deal with it anymore. Enough. Sometimes its a feeling that we’d like to get away from someone, and sometimes it’s a feeling of completion.

How can we successfully end a relationship when we’re all eternally one with each other? How can we REALLY end a relationship under these conditions?

It’s a valuable question to ask ourselves and contemplate.

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed about how we’re ever going to be successful at getting out of a relationship and having it be loving. There is a way. It does require willingness.

AND it is SO worth it!

When we end one relationship badly, it just brings more of the same. I know a lot about that. Let’s put an end to this kind of pain, since we can. Let’s actually do it.

Love IS our healer
Love knows the way.

Knowing HOW to handle the end of a relationship is so valuable and that’s why I’m going to be sharing about it on my radio show today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is Ending A Relationship.

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

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President Lincoln & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 19th, 2018

One of my greatest teachers has been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I find his teachings so uplifting and inspiring. I encourage you, if you ever fear afraid or downhearted, turn to the mighty Reverend King. He was a powerful preacher and teacher. The master pastor!

On this President’s Day I’m reflecting on current events and past. In the United States there’s a great deal of information coming forward that a foreign government intent on creating chaos in our country has made tremendous efforts to divide us by playing on our fears, opinions, judgments and fantasies. Divide and conquer seems to be a strategy that’s unfolding all over the place – but we know better.

Spirit is leading us to see the fruitlessness of divisiveness. We are on a trajectory to release all these old fear-based, grabby, greedy, ancient patterns of attack and defend.

What I see in all of this is that the darkness IS being brought to the light. And that reminds me of a man many believe was our greatest president, who helped the American people rise to the light in our darkest days, Abraham Lincoln.

I have been deeply moved by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s telling of this story of Lincoln’s exceptional leadership and the power of redemption.

On this President’s Day, let us celebrate our ability to navigate the most difficult of times and bring ourselves to the higher ground through extending Love and compassion!

Here are the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his powerful “Loving Our Enemies” sermon:

“I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, “Love your enemies.”

Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.

Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

I think of one of the best examples of this. We all remember the great president of this United States, Abraham Lincoln—these United States rather. You remember when Abraham Lincoln was running for president of the United States, there was a man who ran all around the country talking about Lincoln. He said a lot of bad things about Lincoln, a lot of unkind things. And sometimes he would get to the point that he would even talk about his looks, saying, ‘You don’t want a tall, lanky, ignorant man like this as the president of the United States.’ He went on and on and on and went around with that type of attitude and wrote about it.

Finally, one day Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. And if you read the great biography of Lincoln, if you read the great works about him, you will discover that as every president comes to the point, he came to the point of having to choose a Cabinet.

And then came the time for him to choose a Secretary of War. He looked across the nation, and decided to choose a man by the name of Mr. Stanton. And when Abraham Lincoln stood around his advisors and mentioned this fact, they said to him: ‘Mr. Lincoln, are you a fool? Do you know what Mr. Stanton has been saying about you? Do you know what he has done, tried to do to you? Do you know that he has tried to defeat you on every hand? Do you know that, Mr. Lincoln? Did you read all of those derogatory statements that he made about you?’ Abraham Lincoln stood before the advisors around him and said: ‘Oh yes, I know about it; I read about it; I’ve heard him myself. But after looking over the country, I find that he is the best man for the job.’

Mr. Stanton did become Secretary of War, and a few months later, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. And if you go to Washington, you will discover that one of the greatest words or statements ever made by, about Abraham Lincoln was made about this man Stanton.

And as Abraham Lincoln came to the end of his life, Stanton stood up and said: ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’ And he made a beautiful statement concerning the character and the stature of this man. If Abraham Lincoln had hated Stanton, if Abraham Lincoln had answered everything Stanton said, Abraham Lincoln would have not transformed and redeemed Stanton. Stanton would have gone to his grave hating Lincoln, and Lincoln would have gone to his grave hating Stanton. But through the power of love Abraham Lincoln was able to redeem Stanton.

That’s it. There is a power in love that our world has not discovered yet. Jesus discovered it centuries ago. Mahatma Gandhi of India discovered it a few years ago, but most men and most women never discover it. For they believe in hitting for hitting; they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; they believe in hating for hating; but Jesus comes to us and says, ‘This isn’t the way.’ And oh this morning, as I think of the fact that our world is in transition now. Our whole world is facing a revolution. Our nation is facing a revolution, our nation. One of the things that concerns me most is that in the midst of the revolution of the world and the midst of the revolution of this nation, that we will discover the meaning of Jesus’ words.”

I invite you to consider this story and Dr. King’s advice to us. Who can you change your mind about and redeem today? Are you willing?

Let us bring the darkness to the light. This is our spiritual responsibility. May truth prevail on earth!

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Touch

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Yesterday, I was at a yoga class and when we were on a break from the class, I was talking with a couple of friends and I put my arm around one of them, and hugged her gently while we continued to talk. A simple gesture of loving friendship. I had been guided to do it – Spirit definitely gave me the nudge.

And she said “thank you,” with real appreciation. I knew it was a healing moment. A Love extending moment. I’m so glad I listened.

Isn’t it interesting how much power there is in human touch? I can so easily hurt or heal with my touch.

One of the most obvious ways to practice nonviolence is to refrain from any act of physical violence. The most powerful way to practice nonviolence is to be loving.

Often I can let someone know that I love them by a simple touch and it means a lot. In my family we hug and kiss goodnight, and it’s part of our loving bed time rituals.

I certainly don’t share a loving touch with people I feel uncomfortable with or hostile toward. Have you ever had a hug from someone who seemed like they were trying to take something from you? Or where it felt totally fake? I have.

A loving hand on the shoulder, a hug, a pat on the back–these small gestures can let people know I genuinely care. When words are too much or too little, a gentle touch can be so healing. You can be the touch of an angel.

When confronted with the opportunity to lovingly show someone I care I consider Emmet Fox’s words, “There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem…”

Knowing that LOVE is the healer, I make a commitment to show the people I love how much I care by extending my loving touch when it feels appropriate – I don’t need to force it – I follow my heart.

Let my hand be the one that extends the Love that heals. As I become aware of every opportunity to express Love, my constant spiritual practice widens and deepens.

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Beloved

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Love of Your Life

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Years ago I realized that there was a wonderful opportunity to shift my life in a way that would really bring more Love into my experience. I decided to BE the love of my life instead of looking outside myself to someone else.

The more I’ve lived AS the love of my life, I’ve found that it’s naturally easier for me to be more loving with others, and that brings more Love in my life.

Like attracts like.

When we love ourselves, if other people behave in ways that are unloving, it bothers us less and less. We can see their behavior as the cry for Love that it is and we can respond with compassion.

When we love ourselves, we can have more compassion for others, which means we can extend Love to them, rather than take things personally. That saves a HUGE amount of time, and energy that we formerly invested in being upset.

No longer investing in being upset is one of the great acts of Self-Love.

Compassion is loving understanding. Being able to respond with compassion brings more Love into our experience too. In this way, we are more and more in the flow of Love and staying there. There’s no need to leave. The habits of criticizing and attacking fall away and are replaced with genuine loving kindness and a lightness of being takes over.

No matter how entrenched we are in feeling alone, unlovable, unworthy, or bad, we can turn it around very quickly when we let Spirit show us how. This is one of the most valuable things we can learn and that’s why it’s a focus of my classes. We can easily be much more happy when we’re wiling to change our minds.

The power of decision is ours. We can decide to BE the love of our life and let Spirit show us how. With Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, it’s perfect timing to make this powerful shift!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is The Love of Your Life.

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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Forgiveness & Prosperity

Monday, February 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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

Prosperity IS Love.
Love IS Prosperity.

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

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

Prosperity IS Peace. Peace IS Love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today is the last day! We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2018 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2018 registration reopened
until TODAY, Monday Feb 12 only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

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

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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Heal

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Yesterday I was asked “what is healing?”

It’s so valuable to ask simple questions and to allow Spirit, the Higher Holy Spirit Self give you the answer. When you get it direct from Spirit rather it brings with it an energetic that is enlivening and can also be transformative.

So, what is healing?

Healing is the release of the blocks to Love in our awareness. The blocks to Love are our beliefs, which come from the decisions we’ve made – in this life or any other.

I’ve found that the truth is profoundly liberating. “The truth sets you free” isn’t just a saying, it’s truth!

Truth is: we are already perfect. We are already as holy as holy can be. We can’t become any holier than we already are.

Our responsibility and our opportunity is to give up the idea that we’re not already there. That’s pretty much all there is to awakening.

Healing is all about giving up the blocks to Love.

When you feel a need to prove that you’re right, there’s a block to Love.
When you judge your self, there’s a block to Love.
When you complain, there’s a block to Love.

If we only pay attention to a few opportunities to choose Love, rather than the block, each day,

No matter how badly every day has gone until today, we can make a loving choice now and turn the whole thing around.

Our time for healing is now. The opportunity to heal is now.

When we’re doing this healing work on our own, we can easily get discouraged and distracted. It helps so much to work together with other like-minded souls, and to consistently Partner UP.

We’re learning to remember union, unity and oneness. It’s an active choice that we make. If we miss 1,000 choices, just grab the next one. Love is so powerful, it heals anything. ANYTHING!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2018click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2018 registration reopened
until tomorrow, Monday Feb 12 only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

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

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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Studying VS Learning

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

For years, I satisfied my ego by studying spiritual teachings and making small amounts of progress in the transformation of my life and the healing of my heart. I invested SO much time studying, without actually diving into do the deeper healing work.

Reading lots of books and listening to lots of audios is a great way to get the ego to feel like it’s doing a great job. However, I couldn’t settle for that. I had a deep desire to truly have a breakthrough and to KNOW GOD.

Reading books isn’t a way to know God. That’s pretty obvious, right? Yet, we do read books thinking it’s going to deepen us spiritually.

Gathering information can be interesting, but information doesn’t have the power to heal. Our healing is the release of the blocks to Love. Books can inspire us tremendously, but without application, it’s just a momentary high.

I have a number of books about spirituality that I LOVE, some I even take with me wherever I go, like A Course in Miracles. As much as I treasure the teachings in the books, without the practical application of them in my life, nothing in my life changes.

It’s my willingness to be in tune with the Infinite Spirit that shifts my awareness, heals my mind, opens my heart and changes things in my life for the better.

Studying teachings is wonderful, but unless it inspires us to actually do something different, to make a more loving choice, to see with new eyes, we’re not actually investing our time wisely.

Our willingness to hear more clearly, see more clearly, know more clearly and feel more clearly the opportunities to choose Love is the place for us to put our attention. When we do, it’s miraculous how much healing can happen so quickly. Decades of wandering in the desert are harvested instantly. We come home to our true identity in Spirit. These are the blessings that are ours to receive in each moment. Let us claim them, now.

Let us remember that we already KNOW the truth that sets us free!
We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2018 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2018 registration reopened
until Monday Feb 12 only!

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

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.

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

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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Ending Self-Doubt

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Self-doubt is insanity. It’s plain crazy! Self-doubt is when the ego mind says:

“You don’t have what it takes”

Spirit ALWAYS has what it takes to do whatever it would like to do.

ALWAYS.

When we’re aligned with ego we’ll be filled with doubt, BECAUSE the ego can only accomplish that which is not worth accomplishing. THEREFORE it’s naturally filled with doubt.

What the ego can accomplish is only of this world, and has no lasting value.
What the ego can accomplish is only that which can lead to your suffering.
The value of suffering is that it PUSHES us to wake up and choose Spirit.

That’s about all the ego really has for us at this point. Motivation to stop suffering.

What does that motivation really come from? Increased suffering!

Is that any way to live?

Unfortunately, yes, it is, and I have lived that way and it absolutely got me to the point where I said

“I have had ENOUGH. I AM choosing GOD!”

Phew!

Who knew that in this world one of the best things that could ever happen is that my suffering would become intolerable and I would totally give up and surrender my life to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and then be grateful for everything I’ve experienced? What a wild ride!

I’m so glad to learn that Spirit never fails.

And if you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and the company of some beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2018 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2018 registration reopened
until Monday Feb 12 only!

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

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.

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

We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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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Energetic Weather

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

On Monday and Tuesday of this week I noticed that I felt a strange energy. I had a sense of feeling irritable for no reason at all. It was weird, but it’s nothing that I haven’t felt many times in the past, but it’s not something I feel very often now.

I noticed the feeling was still there on Tuesday, but not as strong. Wednesday, there was still an edge, but not as noticeable. I was talking with a friend yesterday who shared that Monday had been a really difficult day for them. I remembered how I’d felt on Monday, and it was a confirmation of what I’d been feeling then, that there was something energetic that was going on.

Then, during the Sacred Circle yesterday, I remembered that Monday had that HUGE drop in the stock market. Hmmmm.

I don’t know the reason for what I’ll call this energetic weather, but I’ve learned that spiritual practice really does support us in being able to be much more grounded, centered, focused, and responsive rather than reactive.

One of the reason why I share this is because when things like this occur, we often tend to think there’s something wrong with us rather than, there’s something going on and we’re feeling affected by it. I share so that people might realize that there is some real intensity happening now, and most of us are feeling it. It’s not personal.

AND, it’s actually helpful. When we get triggered we can take it as a cue to call forth healing. Now’s the time for us to open to receive all the healing we can! It’s ours for the asking!

Also, I’ve learned not to take things personally when people blow up and have meltdowns and that’s SO helpful in not creating more mess in my life. It used to be that when I got triggered I’d have to retaliate, protect, and defend. It was like digging a hole and then jumping in. Ugh.

The more we increase our spiritual practice and connection, the more we’re eliminating our blocks to Love, and the more energy we have to stay balanced in any storm. It’s amazing how strong and beautiful we are when we feel connected to Spirit.

This is SO worth practicing. Spiritual practice not only saves time, it makes life much more beautiful and precious. No amount of striving in the world can accomplish what we can accomplish through deepening our spiritual practice.

And let’s remember that ALL THINGS really do work together for our good. Even when it’s hard to believe.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Because of recent sharing in this year’s Masterful Living Classes and Community Calls, I’ve decided to reopen registration until midnight on February 12th. If you missed the opportunity to join us earlier in the year, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. We’re doing such amazing work this year, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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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Letting Love In

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The people I know who are longing for more Love and connection in their life are sometimes aware that they are the ones that are blocking the flow of Love. Some folks are in relationships that don’t feel loving and the thought is that the reason there’s a lack of Love is because of what the other people are doing. Both perspectives can feel intensely depressing, frustrating and confusing as well as hurtful.

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

I can so relate to this. I would ping pong back and forth between the two mindsets of blaming myself and blaming others. Blaming doesn’t help.

What does help is being willing to look for the loving choices in the moment. We were talking about this in class last night. It’s about being able to PAUSE rather than react from the same perspective from the past.

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

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

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

If you KNEW that training yourself to pause in order to hear the voice for Love would improve the quality of every minute of the rest of your life, would you make it a priority?

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Because of recent sharing in this year’s Masterful Living Classes and Community Calls, I’ve decided to reopen registration until midnight on February 12th. If you missed the opportunity to join us earlier in the year, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. We’re doing such amazing work this year, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

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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