Archive for the ‘Awakening’ Category

Settling

June 17, 2022 | COMMENTS
In general, many people don’t feel empowered to change their lives. Instead, they have a strategy of managing, coping and settling. If managing and coping don’t work, they’ll decide to settle. In 2010, I was participating in a group coaching... Read More

Let’s build momentum!

June 16, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the most wonderful parts of my job as a minister, spiritual counselor and teacher is being able to support people through the times when their life feels unbearable and when they feel so disconnected from Spirit. For years,... Read More
Healing Power of Community

Healing Power of Community

June 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
I have always had plenty of friends, ever since I was a tween I can remember having lots of friends.  It’s not that I’m a hugely social person, it’s that I really do like/love people.  When I’m around people a... Read More

Activation For Liberation

May 13, 2022 | COMMENTS
I wonder, is it possible to fight for Freedom?  Can we be at war and in a place of Love at the same time?  Can we have freedom without love?  To me, Freedom IS Love. There is no FEELING of Freedom without... Read More

Spirit Is Always With Us

May 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
Right now, it seems like there are some BIG problems in the world.  They seem to be everywhere.  I don’t need to list them.  We all know what they are. If we affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then... Read More

I was thorny

May 11, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yes, I was thorny.  Like a rose bush without a rose.  I would prick you and make you bleed if you got too close. I’m a fan of the parables of Jesus. They’re beautiful teaching tools and have held up... Read More

Rising Above Temptations

May 10, 2022 | COMMENTS
A Course in Miracles tells us that all temptation is related to the body. All temptation is for the sole purpose of keeping us identified with our body.  In other words, when we feel a temptation to do something we know... Read More

Fear Is A Motivator

May 9, 2022 | COMMENTS
Fear is an intense motivator for change.  I used to use fear to get me to make the changes I was resistant to.  The fear would build and build until I couldn’t take the pressure of it anymore. I can... Read More

Overcoming the World

May 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
I don’t need to tell you how intense things are in the world, and that it keeps getting more and more intense. In our human experience of earth we experience all kinds of storms, earthquakes, fires and floods. These are... Read More

Learning Is Remembering

May 4, 2022 | COMMENTS
Spiritual awakening is letting go of the mental blocks that prevent us from recognizing the truth.  It doesn’t have to be a process, but most of us experience it that way.  It feels like a process of releasing the blocks... Read More

I decided to say YES!

May 3, 2022 | COMMENTS
In my Masterful Living Program’s class last night, I was sharing that Spirit gives me ideas and guidance about things to do and I’ve learned to say yes.  Then I might tell someone what I’m going to do and they’ll... Read More

No more excuses

May 1, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the spiritual teachings of A Course in Miracles that I work with almost every day is “the consistency of means and ends.”   I find myself examining this teaching as it plays out in my life.   In ACIM, we’re... Read More

Devoted

April 30, 2022 | COMMENTS
When I was a teenager I had chores and responsibilities in my family.  One time I forgot to wash the kitchen floor and my Father said “But you remembered to call your friends, didn’t you?  You remembered what was important to... Read More

Let’s Rise UP!

April 2, 2022 | COMMENTS
There’s a gift we’ve been given and it is the Holy Spirit’s vision of our holiness, and the holiness of all life. To see with his vision there’s only one requirement and it’s that we’re willing to see ONLY with... Read More

Resisting your awakening?

March 17, 2022 | COMMENTS
Are you actively resisting your awakening and you know it? I get it. It can seem as though our feelings will overwhelm us and that we could actually die from feeling our feelings when there’s a lot of hurt, anger, fear,... Read More

The Power of Thought

March 16, 2022 | COMMENTS
The world can engage us in grievances, but we can rise above that battlefield.  In our Masterful Living classes and Forgive & Be Free video workshops this past year people had major breakthroughs, by looking at all their relationship needs... Read More

I am willing to end all war

March 13, 2022 | COMMENTS
On my spiritual path I’ve experienced something you probably have too.  I’ve had times when I suddenly had a realization of the truth that I’ve believed I’ve known all along. Here’s an example:  For years and years I heard and... Read More

Eye On The Prize

March 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
I have found it’s VERY helpful to keep my eye on the prize - which is Peace, and that’s what comes with spiritual awakening. Many times people have told me they have no idea what spiritual awakening means.  It’s not... Read More

I couldn’t see it

March 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things that I’ve been thinking about for the past week is the patterns in the mind of punishment. It’s quite intense right now with various political situations around the world, and especially with people’s feelings about the... Read More

The Lover Always Feels Beloved

February 28, 2022 | COMMENTS
I’m so impressed by the protestors in Russia who have taken to the streets to let it be known that they are not for this invasion of Ukraine. I also admire the music and sports celebrities who are speaking out... Read More

God bless Putin?

February 27, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday, I heard someone say that if Putin would just have a heart attack and die, that would be the end to this invasion in Ukraine.  I get it.  It’s tempting to think that.  And, perhaps it would be true.... Read More

Peace IS The Way

February 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
Thich Nhat Hanh taught us that “there is no way to Peace, Peace IS the way.” Peace is God’s way. Peace is the way of the spiritual student.  We all know this to be true, and yet, sometimes, we’re not... Read More

Origins of Upset

February 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to get upset so often and so easily.  I had a very strong habit, almost an addiction, to taking offense.  Being offended gave me a sense of power.  And that’s how I learned that taking offense, criticizing and... Read More

The Problem With Problems

February 24, 2022 | COMMENTS
The ego mindset is one of constant problems, never-ending problems, relentless problems, running a gauntlet of problems.  It’s a problem! We can become identified with our problems. We can become obsessed with identifying problems. We can become addicted to solving... Read More

Direct route to happiness?

February 20, 2022 | COMMENTS
When my mother was in the last months of her life.  I was able to be a full-time caregiver alongside my father.  It was challenging, but because my mother and I had cleared away all the blocks to Love between... Read More