Archive for the ‘Acceptance’ Category

Give God the Credit

August 1, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday I had a conversation with someone I hadn’t seen in a long time.  They’re an acquaintance who knows only a little about my life and ministry.  They were asking me about how I structured the Power of Love Ministry... Read More

I love a challenge!

July 31, 2022 | COMMENTS
“The reward of patience is patience.” My mother taught me that quote from Saint Augustine. It’s so completely true. The reward of patience is having patience and remaining at Peace. I feel one of the greatest benefits of my spiritual... Read More

Abundance of Love

July 30, 2022 | COMMENTS
Willingness to accept the responsibility is the first step in our recovery from feeling like the victim of the world.  It's the key that turns the lock.  To open the door to awakening awareness one must next have the willingness to lay... Read More

Practicing Non-Attachment At The Peace Village

July 29, 2022 | COMMENTS
This weekend I’m at the 38th annual Native American Elders Gathering at the Sunray Peace Village (You can join on line if you’re interested!) here in this sacred valley in Lincoln, Vermont.  This event is led by my spiritual teacher,... Read More

Valuing the Truth

July 28, 2022 | COMMENTS
In this time of calling journalism “fake news,” it’s valuable to recognize that truth can set us free from our pain and suffering. Let us learn to value truth greatly. You’ve heard the saying “The truth will set you free."... Read More

Fear & Loathing in Manhattan

July 27, 2022 | COMMENTS
In my most recent A Course in Miracles Podcast Episode I share about my experience of deciding to choose Self-Love as a way to undo my deep sense of self-hatred.   I was living in Manhattan, and about 25 years old when I... Read More

Two Diamonds

July 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
I am meeting more and more people in our classes who feel called to share at higher and higher levels - to teach, to speak, to write, and to lead and I am compelled to support them in finding their... Read More

Forgiveness Is More Than A Pardon

July 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I don’t like the word forgiveness.  It’s not that I dislike it either, but the word just doesn’t sound like what it is.  Forgiveness is the total release of the judgments we have about a situation.  It’s the release of... Read More

It wasn’t a waste

July 24, 2022 | COMMENTS
About 20 years ago, when I was in ministerial school, I was invited to teach a workshop at a church a few hours from where I lived in Los Angeles. At the time I was very involved in leading nonviolent... Read More

I Am Determined to Love

July 23, 2022 | COMMENTS
A Course in Miracles teaches us that the way to rise above pain and suffering and experience ALL the good that life has to offer is to take responsibility for how we see things.  This is the promise offered to us... Read More

Living In A Harmoniously

July 22, 2022 | COMMENTS
Year’s ago I set the intention to become unbotherable. I felt ready. It was such a great decision.  My life has truly shifted because of it. We live in an ever-changing world.  The impermanent nature of everything on planet earth is part... Read More

It’s All Helpful

July 21, 2022 | COMMENTS
In the Manual for Teachers for A Course in Miracles, in Section A, Development of Trust in Chapter 4, Jesus tells us something that’s extremely helpful, if we’re willing to accept it as true and not make any exceptions. He says, "It takes great learning to... Read More

A Blessing In The Challenge

July 20, 2022 | COMMENTS
Back in 2009, in the very first year I offered my year-long Masterful Living Course, someone shared that their goal was to have their knee-jerk reaction be love and compassion.  We all loved the feeling of that and we began to... Read More

Spirit In Charge

July 19, 2022 | COMMENTS
As an A Course in Miracles student, I know that “pain is a wrong perspective,” as it says in lesson 190 which is “I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”  Many people believe that it’s not possible to have a... Read More

Avoiding Awakening

July 18, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the common fears spiritual students have is a fear that if they follow their heart, and answer the calling they have to dive deep into their spiritual nature, they’ll leave their loved ones behind. I used to have... Read More

Why I’m a Love crusader

July 17, 2022 | COMMENTS
When our thinking goes off the rails, and becomes obsessive - compulsive, a lot of us turn to distractions. It can be healthy or unhealthy depending on whether or not denial or Love is motivating us.   Most people fall... Read More

Holiness

July 16, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to feel trapped inside the mental and emotional patterns that were running me.  I didn’t have a sense of HOW to break out or if I could stick with it if I found the way.  It was discouraging.... Read More

Learning Through Contrast

July 15, 2022 | COMMENTS
This is the world where duality seems so real.  Separation seems to exist.   And in this human experience, one of the things we’re consistently coming up against is a truly wonderful choice: We can remember the truth, also known... Read More

Finding the Blessings

July 14, 2022 | COMMENTS
Well, Sattva was neutered yesterday, as I wrote in yesterday’s blog.  It all went very well.  I picked him up at the end of the day and he was awake and could have really used some cuddling, but we both... Read More

Sattva’s Getting Neutered

July 13, 2022 | COMMENTS
Today I’m dropping off my little critter, my kitty, Sattva to be neutered.  I found a clinic outside of Burlington, VT that does a whole bunch of cats at once.  He’ll be there all day and then we’ll pick him... Read More

We Cannot Attack A Little

July 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things I love about A Course in Miracles is it’s clarity.  I also love it's simplicity.  It says the same things over and over again, a thousand different ways in order to help us hear it just once.  ... Read More

We Blame Them

July 11, 2022 | COMMENTS
Forgiveness brings relationships back to wholeness. Learning how to practice forgiveness in relationships is one of the best investments of time and energy I can think of.  It can improve the quality of every minute of every day.   Relationship... Read More

Holding A Higher Vibration

July 10, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the most difficult and painful patterns I had in my life was a vicious circle.  I couldn’t figure out how to get out of it.  It was sticky like a spider web.  It started when I was a... Read More

Living In Vain

July 9, 2022 | COMMENTS
Have you ever felt that you've been laboring "in vain?”   I have.  Many, many times.   It was only because I wasn't living in LOVE.   STUDYING spiritual principle and LIVING spiritual principle are two different things with completely... Read More

Not Punished

July 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
My message to those who suffer is that you are not being punished. God is not punishing you.   Punishment is an egotistical idea that only leads to more suffering.  We, as Light Workers, must call for the end of punishment.... Read More