Greetings to you from Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve really been enjoying my time in the desert and time with my Prayer Partners for the last 22 years. It’s such a blessing when we can get together to have fun, to pray, and to share deeply and authentically – not to mention to play board games, have great food, go for hikes and enjoy the sunset.
It’s nice to have a break and some fun, because the last 7 days have been a DOOZY for many people. Old ugly patterns of thinking and feeling have been coming up into our awareness so that we could choose our healing. For many people, it was about feeling extreme self-criticism. We were talking about this in Masterful Living  this week. Many felt that negative thought patterns of anxiety and self-criticism were coming up to the surface in a way that felt overwhelming. Almost like a pimple getting ready to pop.
And then came the full moon in the middle of the week, and that really turned up the inner emotional pressure on things. Did you feel it?
The energy of any full moon is one of releasing that which is no longer helpful and harvesting the learning from our experience. This week sure offered us that opportunity.
That night it took me hours to go to sleep. Fortunately, I’ve learned to take that time to pray and simply be at Peace with not sleeping.
I’ve learned that the main thing for me to focus  on is blessing my brothers and sisters, knowing the truth  about them, and then secondarily, to be grateful for my life and grateful that I can effectively pray – that I have an effective spiritual practice, and so I don’t have to feel worried or afraid and it doesn’t matter whether I sleep or not.
Prayer is restorative even when I’m praying for others.
Because when I know the truth for anyone, I know the truth for everyone, and that includes me because there is only one. There is only everyone. If I pray for one person, all are included because we’re one, united and inseparable. My prayer for my Self is a prayer for you and vice versa.
Isn’t that beautiful?
I enjoy praying, and I have so many people to pray for, that being in prayer is a sweet way to invest the time when sleep doesn’t come. Although I wasn’t sleeping, I was prayerfully resting which is SO restorative and I woke up feeling refreshed, even though I had much less sleep.
Holiday times can be painfully stressful. During these pressured days, old unhealed emotional and mental patterns come up for healing almost daily. And don’t we know it!! We can have healing if we choose it.
When we partner UP with our Higher Holy Spirit Self and strengthen our spiritual practice we’ll have healing.
When we complain, we’ll feel the pain.
This is true for all of us.
Why sabotage ourselves by self-inflicting pain when we have so much to gain?
Let us turn every painful moment into a transformational healing experience by choosing to deepen our practice of choosing Love and Partnering UP.
An effective spiritual practice has transformed my life. I invested a lot of energy chasing spiritual information and stuffing my intellect with it – that has not helped me at all, not one little bit of it.
Instead, I distracted my self by pursuing spiritual information rather than spiritual insight. I distracted myself by training to be more perfect instead of recognizing my inherent perfection.
I’m so glad I finally came to my senses and focused on cultivating a spiritual practice that would help me to liberate from the intellect and free my mind from distractions.
All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays  free class helpful. (The “F” is for forgiveness.)
When there are healing opportunities available to us and we don’t choose them, and instead repeat the past, we begin to feel discouraged and downtrodden but we may not know why.
When our Spirit is working so intently to support us in having the breakthroughs we desire, and we choose to ignore them or let them pass us by, it eats away at our self-esteem. Even if we don’t even consciously know it. And that causes more issues.
So, let’s choose healing and not delay another day.
Let’s stop spiritualizing the ego.
Extending Love is healing.
Reading books is not healing.
Not that reading books is bad – not at all – but it’s not enough.
Forgiveness is healing.
Choosing Love is healing.
Choosing patience, kindness, generosity of heart, and willingness is healing.
A Course in Miracles is crystal clear about how we bring on our healing breakthrough to live a happy  and harmonious life. Still, many people study ACIM and other spiritual teachings without actually applying the teachings and so they don’t receive the healing benefits.
Information isn’t healing.
Spiritual practice is healing.
If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020 . We’ve got a lot to offer!
Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.
Let’s all make the most of the holiday healing that is available to us and grab all the healing we can! Enough with hell! Let’s choose Heaven today!
Every day I offer “My Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today  is for Spiritual Transformation. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!
I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to take the next healing step upon it!
Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call  with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.  If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020 , I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!
I’m loving the sunset views of Camelback Mountain!
FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?
How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays?  We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!