Archive for the ‘Awakening’ Category

I AM the Answered Prayer

April 1, 2023 | COMMENTS
The most influential leaders of transformational nonviolent movements have been deeply prayerful people. Indeed, most of them have been spiritual leaders or devoted spiritual students.  Dr. King was not a politician. He wasn’t a lawyer or a civic leader.  Dr.... Read More

True Compassion Is the Way!

March 31, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’m choosing to cultivate boundless compassion for myself and others. It’s a project I’ve been working on for decades - more than half my life.   Walking in this world, there are so many opportunities to practice. It’s easier to... Read More

Message Of the Crucifixion

March 30, 2023 | COMMENTS
As we get closer and closer to Easter I can’t help but think about the journey Jesus made and demonstrated for us.  There are so many teachings in his life that apply to us every single day.   Jesus came... Read More

Relinquishing the Upset

March 29, 2023 | COMMENTS
A Course in Miracles and the great mystics tell us the way we know that this world is an illusion is that it’s always changing.  It’s the dream of maya.  That which is eternal doesn’t change.  Our true nature is perfect,... Read More

Healing Is An Answered Prayer

March 28, 2023 | COMMENTS
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... Read More

Gratitude Blesses and Multiplies

March 27, 2023 | COMMENTS
There was a time in my life when the gift of humanness wasn’t precious to me.  I resented the limitations and requirements of being human.  Managing emotions, obsessions and compulsions felt like an exhausting and unfulfilling loop.  It felt so hard I wondered... Read More

Prayer Brought Me Peace

March 26, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’ve been offering this daily prayer since 2007.  Fifteen years.  I thank you for being a prayer partner of mine and sharing this healing practice with me. I have a twice weekly call with my sweet soul sisters who are... Read More

Spiritual Workout

March 25, 2023 | COMMENTS
A Course in Miracles tells us our body is the #2 tool we have to help awaken. #1 is our brothers and sisters. No pain no gain is understandable when it comes to working out. I’ve experienced the benefits of... Read More

Healing Inner Demons

March 24, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’ve been watching the Netflix series Stranger Things.  In that show everyone’s got their inner demons and challenges and they all wear them on the surface - just like many of us. A lot of us spend a great deal... Read More

Spirit Works Through Us

March 23, 2023 | COMMENTS
Self-Forgiveness is the cornerstone of all that I offer.  It is the great reliever of suffering.  Although from an ego perspective that doesn’t seem remotely possible. From A Course in Miracles lesson 122:  Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want What could you... Read More

Addicted to Fantasy?

March 22, 2023 | COMMENTS
One MAJOR form of self-sabotage that's also self-medication is spending a lot of time in fantasy – something I know a lot about. Not only was this an issue for me, it’s been an issue for many folks in my... Read More

Shame Is the Lowest Vibrational Thought

March 21, 2023 | COMMENTS
Shame is the lowest vibrational thought - at least according to the brilliant David Hawkins, author of Power vs. Force. I think we can all agree that shame is the worst feeling, but it’s just a smidge away from guilt.  ... Read More

Every Day Can Be A Healing Day

March 20, 2023 | COMMENTS
I was at a new moon fire ceremony with my local spiritual community which is based in Native American traditions and as I was in the healing vortex of that ceremony a realization came to me: The bigger and more... Read More

When It Feels Awful

March 19, 2023 | COMMENTS
When we’re feeling a lot of hurt, anger, fear, and pain, it can feel as though our emotions will overwhelm us. Sometimes it’s so intense, it feels as though we could actually die just from feeling our feelings.   There’ve been... Read More

Remembering the Truth

March 18, 2023 | COMMENTS
In this Power of Love Ministry I have a policy that we all can feel comfortable when we make errors.  I make errors every day it seems.  I call them tactical errors.  This has really helped me to release any... Read More

Forgiveness Cures Pain

March 17, 2023 | COMMENTS
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Twenty or more years ago I began to discover the healing power of forgiveness. Forgiveness heals pain of ALL kinds. There’s the mental pain of going over and over and over things mentally in an obsessive... Read More

I Made It Back Home

March 16, 2023 | COMMENTS
I made it back to Vermont.  I feel very grateful that I was able to get on a flight late Wednesday and only had to spend one night at the hotel in Washington, DC.   See, United had only 2... Read More

Snow Storms and Planes

March 15, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’m temporarily waylaid in Washington, D.C. on the way back from the west coast where I went for a quick trip to attend the memorial service of a friend.  I’m in DC because of the snow storm that has pummeled... Read More

Let’s Be Gentle

March 14, 2023 | COMMENTS
Some people are so hard on themselves.  They expect so much that it seems unreasonable.  It’s quite common for people to expect much more from themselves than then would ever expect from another human being.   What’s up with that?... Read More

Obsessive Compulsive Defend and Attack

March 13, 2023 | COMMENTS
Yesterday in Sundays With Spirit I was sharing about how much time and energy I used to invest/spend/waste being upset.  For most of my life I struggled with obsessive compulsive thinking related to feeling angry, hurt, resentful, ashamed, defensive and more.  I’d... Read More
Two Steps Forward No Steps Backward

Two Steps Forward No Steps Backward

March 12, 2023 | COMMENTS
Back in the 1990’s, I used to teach workshops on the personal practice of nonviolence.  I was drawn to that by studying the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.  They became such profound... Read More

Getting Rid of Unwillingness

February 4, 2023 | COMMENTS
For a long, LONG time I felt like I knew exactly what I needed to do to have a healing, but I was in resistance and reluctance and I let things get in my way. I had a strong pattern... Read More

Resistance Has No Power

February 3, 2023 | COMMENTS
One of the craziest ego blocks I know of is when we have resistance and reluctance to our own happiness and healing. And yet, at least for me, it used to come up all the time.   It’s that feeling... Read More

Direct Path To Success

February 2, 2023 | COMMENTS
So often people define success as something achieved on the outside.  Success in the world is what most people think of.  Fame, fortune, real estate, etc.  In my year-long Masterful Living Program we redefine what success means to us.  ... Read More

Dog Tricks

February 1, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’m training my dog, Bodhi, to do certain “tricks.”  We practice every day. Nothing fancy, but some basic moves that are fun and where we work together to accomplish the goal.  I remember when I first started training her, when... Read More