Archive for the ‘Blessed’ 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

Opening to Receive

June 15, 2022 | COMMENTS
I remember in the early days of my first offering major online events, I was nervous about the technology and I needed support to be able to do the class.  I had a certain block about just focusing in and... Read More

It Took Courage

June 14, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the great privileges I have in my ministry is that I get to have 1 on 1 conversations with the brave souls in my year-long Masterful Living Program and also in my weekly Sacred Circle counseling program.  It’s a privilege... Read More

That Way Madness Lies

June 13, 2022 | COMMENTS
When I first started my A Course in Miracles Podcast, I interviewed author and ACIM Teacher, Ken Wapnick. What a great experience that was! He’s such an inspiration to so many and I felt blessed to have him as a guest on one of... Read More

Shifting With Speed

June 11, 2022 | COMMENTS
Awakening seems like a process. It can be like the process the caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. The caterpillar has to go in retreat and completely liquify, surrender, dissolve all structure in order to emerge as the butterfly.... Read More
Open Your Intuition

Open Your Intuition

June 10, 2022 | COMMENTS
Do you ever feel like this spiritual stuff works for other people, but not for you?  I used to feel like there was an invisible glass ceiling (and walls) that I couldn’t get through in terms of my connection with... Read More

Focus On The Light

June 9, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to wonder if maybe I was an evil person.  Sometimes I felt so angry and so dark.  It scared me.   One of the most intense false beliefs people can develop is the belief that they are dark... Read More

Fear Be Gone

June 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
One great thing about being on this path and actually doing the work of healing the mind, is that as you progress you can see the choice points.  This means you create a lot less trouble for yourself.  Which is... Read More

No Offense

June 7, 2022 | COMMENTS
Okay, I admit it.  Sometimes I get tired of people taking offense when none is intended.   And, it’s something I used to do every single day. Sometimes people take offense when an offense is intended.  Example:  Leslie makes a... Read More

Miracle Activation

June 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
Miracles require tremendous effort and are only for special people. Just kidding! People think that miracles are only for people who are the chosen ones. It’s just not true!  As Jesus says in A Course in Miracles, "ALL are chosen." One... Read More

Healing the Causes of Violence

June 5, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the most unexpected benefits I’ve had from becoming a Spiritual Counselor 22 years ago is that I’ve learned so much about how the ego mind works.   I’ve also learned that no matter how troubled a person is,... Read More

Recognizing the Mirror

June 4, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the questions I frequently get is how to know whether or not a situation is a "mirror." For instance, if someone treats me badly, is it a mirror of something inside of me?   Did I draw it... Read More

Divine Elegance

June 3, 2022 | COMMENTS
I love looking words up in the dictionary.  Words are a power tool and I like to use them correctly and with intention.  I also love elegance.  It’s a quality of life that feels nourishing to me.   According to Webster's... Read More

My faith kept me centered

June 2, 2022 | COMMENTS
The night before last, my precious kitten, Sattva took off into the night around 10pm.  I’d opened the door to let Bodhi back in and Sattva took the opportunity to go for a midnight run.   He does something like... Read More

Suicide Is No Answer

June 1, 2022 | COMMENTS
I have worked with many people who felt suicidal as well as with many people whose loved ones have taken their own lives and it is just about the most devastating thing I know of. Inevitably, people who are “left... Read More

How Much Further?

May 31, 2022 | COMMENTS
Pain is such a teacher.  And it’s a teacher I’m not interested in learning with anymore.  There are all kinds of pain, and I don’t wish to experience any of them anymore.  I feel complete with what pain has to... Read More

My Purpose Is Attainable

May 30, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday in our Sundays With Spirit online service I was sharing about how grateful I am to realize we all have the same purpose in this life and it’s outlined clearly in A Course in Miracles:  I am here only to be truly... Read More

You can’t take my gun

May 29, 2022 | COMMENTS
I live out in rural Vermont.  Farm country.  In the mountains at the edge of a huge national forest.   I see people in the grocery store and around town wearing a holstered gun on their hip.  People in my... Read More

Agitation

May 28, 2022 | COMMENTS
Lots of people are feeling agitated right now. The cause is not in the world. The cause of our agitation is our thoughts about the world. And we can change our mind about the world. I used to be an... Read More

Prayer Is the Way

May 27, 2022 | COMMENTS
The most influential nonviolent leaders have all been deeply prayerful people. Indeed, most of them have also been spiritual leaders or devoted spiritual students. Dr. King was not a politician. He wasn’t a lawyer or a civic leader.  Dr. King... Read More

Use What You Have

May 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things that used to bother me tremendously was I felt that I was holding myself back.  I was resistant and reluctant to follow inspiration.   If we don’t use our gifts and talents do we lose them?... Read More

Living Without Regret

May 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to feel that I had SO MANY regrets that it was a heavy weight upon my heart. I created new regrets every day because I was so often making sarcastic and hurtful remarks to people around me.  I... Read More

When People Let Us Down

May 24, 2022 | COMMENTS
In the Stop Playing Small Retreat yesterday I shared about an experience where I’d been let down.  People who agreed to do certain things didn’t do them and they didn’t have the courtesy to let me know that they decided... Read More

Emotional Maturity and Spiritual Liberation

May 23, 2022 | COMMENTS
There’s such a thing as emotional maturity.  When we’re emotionally mature we don’t play victim and we don’t let fan the flames of our upset.  Instead, we’re interested in the truth, and in what’s real.   With our emotional maturity... Read More