Archive for the ‘Acceptance’ Category

Remembering to Laugh

October 25, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of the great things about having my 6-month-old puppy Bodhi in my life is that she loves to play and so I take play breaks throughout the day. In our play time she frequently smiles at me. I had... Read More

A Journey of Love

October 23, 2021 | COMMENTS
Since this life is about the journey, not the destination, let’s stop making the journey unpleasant by judging ourselves and each other each and every step of the way.  Instead, let’s become dedicated and devoted to living a journey of... Read More

Not Agreeing to Limitations Anymore

October 22, 2021 | COMMENTS
The only grievances we have are the ones that we agree to. The only way someone can take advantage of us is if we agree to it. The only way we can feel limited is if we AGREE to limitations.... Read More

Practicing the Presence

October 21, 2021 | COMMENTS
The great Joel Goldsmith has a beautiful book entitled Practicing the Presence that is rich and deep. This IS our practice - to practice THE Presence within our own awareness. Be still and know I AM God.  That’s the great invitation we’re... Read More

Family Fears

October 20, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of the things that happens for many of us spiritual students is that as we begin to shift and change our thinking, and our personality begins to change, we recognize that we’re seeing, feeling and knowing more clearly what... Read More

Your Purpose

October 14, 2021 | COMMENTS
Many times people ask me to help them uncover their life purpose.  I get it.  People don’t feel successful in their life until they tap into living their life purpose.  What I’ve realized is that our life purpose really isn’t... Read More

Love All

September 10, 2021 | COMMENTS
There’s a thought pattern in the human experience that has to do with keeping score. It’s a pattern I’m ALL too familiar with as it caused me much grief. The belief system that creates the attraction to keeping score is... Read More

Contact Lens Update

September 3, 2021 | COMMENTS
Earlier this year I shared a few times about my experience with my contact lenses. Even after about four months of wearing them, I still sometimes have issues putting them in or taking them out. It doesn’t really bother me... Read More

Nevertheless I persisted

September 1, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of the issues many people have is they receive divine inspiration about what they’re being guided to. Their intuition is strong and repetitive. If you’ve been watching the Netflix series MANIFEST, maybe you would label it a “calling.” This... Read More

When the Pain Pushes SO Hard

August 31, 2021 | COMMENTS
There are times when I’ve experienced absolute agony and paralyzing fear because of my false beliefs.  What could make us cling to beliefs and thoughts that are false and cause us so much suffering?  It’s only that we’ve forgotten who... Read More

Getting to Higher Ground

August 30, 2021 | COMMENTS
As hurricane Ida is making its way, I’m thinking of the people in its path and what they’ve been through in the last two decades.  I pray for their Peace and Harmony as well as their safety.   There are... Read More

Giving UP Resistance

August 23, 2021 | COMMENTS
I know I say this often, but one of the things I’m most grateful for is my ability to say “yes" and not hesitate. It wasn’t always the way I operated, for a LONG time I let resistance and reluctance... Read More

Power of Forgiveness

August 16, 2021 | COMMENTS
I’m amazed at how the most stinging, gut wrenching hurts can dissolve into the past when we practice true forgiveness. Without the TRUE forgiveness they can become open, festering wounds that get painfully poked at the worst possible times. It’s... Read More

Saying No

August 14, 2021 | COMMENTS
Do you have trouble saying no. You are not alone!  I’ve realized this is a BIG issue for many people.  Maybe it’s your issue.  Do you say yes to things that you really don’t want to have anything to do... Read More

I Can Choose Peace

August 13, 2021 | COMMENTS
Have you ever made a bit of a scene over something very small?Have you ever been upset because you got overcharged a small amount of money? I have. But only 1 or 2 thousand times. Aargh! What no one ever... Read More

Taking Things Personally

August 12, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of the greatest gifts that we can give ourselves is not to take things personally. Even when people are attacking us personally it’s not personal.   Think about it. Let’s say you meet someone who looks at you with disgust,... Read More

Consistently Loving

August 11, 2021 | COMMENTS
I don’t think there’s been anyone in my immediate family who has been as hostile, petulant, judgmental, passive-aggressive or down right mean as I have. I used to be utterly obnoxious at times. I would lose control and behave like... Read More

Deciding to Be Masterful

July 30, 2021 | COMMENTS
When I began working with A Season For Nonviolence in 1997 I made a commitment to live a nonviolent life. I see now that it was a commitment to Masterful Living. By intentionally aligning myself with the consciousness of nonviolence,... Read More

Difficult Disguises

July 29, 2021 | COMMENTS
Some of the biggest blessings come in difficult disguises. For a long time I actively felt like I was being attacked. In a sense, I was addicted to seeing myself as a victim and to feeling like a victim -... Read More

Above the Battlefield

July 21, 2021 | COMMENTS
Are you feeling it? A lot of us are. It’s what I call that energetic weather. It feels like life is squeezing us - a little or a lot - and we can run the old patterns of upset or... Read More

Spiritual Maturity

July 10, 2021 | COMMENTS
Yesterday I was having a conversation with a beautiful friend from Masterful Living and we were talking about how having an effective spiritual practice changes us. You can’t go back to the way you were, because now, you know too... Read More

The Attraction of Victimhood

July 6, 2021 | COMMENTS
Today on my podcast I’m sharing about The Attraction of Victimhood. It can be so strong.  It can feel magnetic.  It can feel like we’re a hamster on a wheel repeating the same loop. Personally, I really liked the idea of... Read More

Accepting the Blessings

June 17, 2021 | COMMENTS
Some things go well, and some things don’t.  I recently bought some shoes from a company that turned out to be a scam.  The shoes were damaged and very cheaply made.  They didn’t fit well.  The shoes they sent didn’t... Read More

Depression Be Gone

April 29, 2021 | COMMENTS
When I was in my 20’s my mother was depressed for a number of years.  As I recall, she didn’t take any medication, she didn’t have therapy, she just lived with it.  It was very challenging for my Dad and... Read More

Emotional Breakdown

April 28, 2021 | COMMENTS
According to A Course in Miracles, the cause of ALL suffering comes from unconscious guilt. But what does the unconscious guilt come from, we ask? It comes from perpetuating the thoughts of "otherness.” And isn’t that the major issue we’re... Read More