Archive for the ‘Challenges’ Category

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

I refuse to join the fight

May 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
My mother was an activist for social and political change and she raised me to be inspired to do the same.  She took me on political outings and protests from the time I was an infant.  I can remember protesting... Read More

Stopping the Struggle

May 7, 2022 | COMMENTS
I really appreciate and enjoy technology.  Running a global online ministry, I’ve come to recognize that some people have issues with technology.  It’s as though they have a phobia about it and then their mind is mentally blocked to understanding... Read More

When It Feels Impossible to Let Go!

December 1, 2021 | COMMENTS
This week my A Course in Miracles podcast episode is about how to transform obsessive compulsive thinking. I remember all too well when my mind would get stuck on something and chew on it endlessly, obsessively - confirming my belief... Read More

The Healing Power of Being Truly Helpful

October 19, 2021 | COMMENTS
I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have an extraordinary life purpose.  Admittedly, not everyone has been present with themselves enough to know what their purpose is.  Some have a clear understanding of their purpose and reject it flatly over and over again.  Others... Read More

Keeping It Simple

October 18, 2021 | COMMENTS
There can be such a temptation to think that we know what’s best for other people. We can think we know how they should repair their relationships and how they can take better care of their health, their wealth and... Read More

Let the Angels Help

October 7, 2021 | COMMENTS
It’s good to have lots of spiritual tools so that we can use an effective one when it’s needed.   It’s incredibly helpful to understand the way our mind works so we can tell if we’re in ego identity or... Read More

Let the Storm Pass

September 18, 2021 | COMMENTS
Here in North America, autumn is about to begin. I love fall, but I love all the other seasons too. I really don't have a super strong preference anymore. All 4 seasons are so great. I grew up in Ann... 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

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

Peeling Off the Painful Patterns

July 2, 2021 | COMMENTS
Sometimes we feel so intensely dismayed and discouraged when the repeating pain patterns are so evident. When we find ourselves having the same painful arguments and the same painful thoughts, AGAIN, it can feel like we’re completely failing at life.... Read More

Course Correction

July 1, 2021 | COMMENTS
In A Course in Miracles, in the section on the Laws of Chaos, (I did 5 episodes of my podcast on this last year) Jesus tells us that punishment isn’t ever helpful.  Correction is the way.   Correction is how Spirit... Read More

Angelic Assistance

June 30, 2021 | COMMENTS
Friends are staying with me for a week and they arrived yesterday. One of them wears glasses and they disappeared. This is someone who pretty much wears glasses all the time. She can’t really see without them. Losing your glasses... Read More

Creative Clarity

June 19, 2021 | COMMENTS
I used to teach classes in creativity.  During one of them a dozen years ago I painted a watercolor that says:  "My life is God's Work of art!" Have you ever thought of your life as a work of art?... Read More

Nothing to Defend

May 22, 2021 | COMMENTS
One mental habit that takes up a LOT of time and energy is defending ourselves. Here’s an example: Someone says:  "I wish there was coffee.  I’d really love a cup."   Defender:  "You never said you were going to want... Read More

New Normal?

April 21, 2021 | COMMENTS
This may sound strange, but what I’m feeling is that we’re living in a glorious and long awaited time! The ego thought system is being undone, LOVE is winning, despite ALL appearances that would fool us into giving up. Global... Read More

Don’t Give Up

April 19, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of the most amazing phenomena in this world is how easily people can be discouraged from pursuing their heart’s desires. All we have to be told is that we might fail and next thing you know we’ve given up.... Read More

Losing Ten Tons of False Beliefs

April 9, 2021 | COMMENTS
Are you ready to lose the weight of ten tons of false beliefs and open up to the good in life? Sometimes it seems impossible to believe that there’s unlimited good available in this world, and still that’s the truth... Read More

Progressive Healing

March 11, 2021 | COMMENTS
We live in a progressive universe. Ever-expanding Love Intelligence is the field in which we live. I AM focused on healing. I don’t have any problem telling anyone who’s interested that I’m actively working on my healing. And I share... Read More

Cultivating Patience

February 4, 2021 | COMMENTS
One of my first spiritual goals was to cultivate patience. I’ve definitely accomplished it although sometimes I do seem to have less than I’d like.  That’s when I can practice being patient with myself. One great thing about using patience... Read More

Extending Compassion

February 3, 2021 | COMMENTS
I don’t usually report on this so often, but here it is again - intensity in density. I call this 3D world we live in density. Sometimes the vibration just feels thick and dense and difficult. It seems like almost... Read More

Magical Thinking

February 2, 2021 | COMMENTS
Magical thinking ALWAYS gets us into some kind of difficulty. It brings a whole host of challenges with it and yet how many of us really know what that is? I think this is why Spirit gave it to me... Read More