Archive for the ‘Challenges’ Category

I Am Not My Body

September 23, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’d like to ask parents and grandparents - anyone who has the opportunity to be with children - to help the children remember that they are not a body.  It’s not hard to do, but we do have to pay... Read More

Not Giving Up

September 22, 2023 | COMMENTS
So often I feel moved to write a Daily Spiritual Espresso that’s entitled Don’t Give Up, but then I think about half of my daily blogs would be called that.  Maybe I could rename the Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso and call it Daily... Read More

I Was Pretending

September 21, 2023 | COMMENTS
Have you ever argued to prove that you’re right about something?  Of course you have. Have you ever argued so intensely to prove you’re right about something that you damaged the relationship of the person you were arguing with? Many... Read More

Going With God’s Flow

September 20, 2023 | COMMENTS
Oh, my goodness it’s such a blessing I’ve given myself to be flexible in the mind! What a day yesterday.  First of all, it started the night before when I was picking our Marketing Director, Glazy Perez, up from the... Read More

Living Our Calling

September 19, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’ve known so many people over the years who have had such a strong desire to earn a living sharing their passion for spirituality and some of them have actually followed their heart and done what they felt called to... Read More


September 18, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’ve noticed that in my conversations with folks lately there’s a theme.  We’ve been talking about being open, receptive and allowing. One of the things I’ve said a thousand times is that we don’t have to figure out HOW to... Read More

No Advice, Please!

September 17, 2023 | COMMENTS
In our Power of Love Ministry we have certain baseline agreements.  We have a Credo that we hold with each other and it’s very supportive to everyone in our community. One of our agreements is not to give unsolicited advice.... Read More

The Healed Healer Is Grateful

September 16, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’m just about to publish another episode of my podcast.  This one is on the section in the A Course in Miracles Text entitled Healing and the Changelessness of Mind.  It talks about something I am frequently talking about because it’s such a... Read More

Choosing Clarity

September 15, 2023 | COMMENTS
Have you ever been consumed and distracted with accomplishing errands and doing chores, instead of expanding into Love, Beauty and Wisdom through spiritual practice?  I have!  I’ve chosen the ego satisfaction of getting things done instead of deepening my spiritual... Read More

Messages of Love

September 14, 2023 | COMMENTS
Sometimes when my kitty, Sattva, comes home he is super cuddly.  I can feel that maybe something happened out in the woods and fields he prowls that was scary.  Maybe he saw a fox, a bear, a coyote, a bobcat... Read More

Not Guilty!

September 13, 2023 | COMMENTS
I live out in the country with my dog, Bodhi, and my cat, Sattva.  We go for walks together every day, several times a day.  Bodhi loves to see the horses.  She’s fascinated by them.  And they often come walking... Read More

Mind-Body Mastery

September 12, 2023 | COMMENTS
I’ve been friends with Lisa Natoli for years, and it’s been wonderful to witness each others spiritual growth.  I’ve watched these last 10 years or so of her healing journey, and it’s been beautiful.   Lisa has struggled with serious... Read More

Victim or Not?

September 11, 2023 | COMMENTS
In life, we often run from the truth.  We evade and avoid an honest recognition of the truth.  We often feel that the truth will be too painful and unbearable, and, to the ego, sometimes it is.   What’s amazing... Read More

Disillusioned With the Illusion

September 10, 2023 | COMMENTS
I didn’t realize how much time, energy and money I was investing in being upset.  I can remember being upset and worried so much of the time that it just felt like it was constant.  I truly had no idea... Read More

Life Without Hatred

September 9, 2023 | COMMENTS
People sometimes get really upset when they feel someone has let them down or disappointed them.  Expectations can bring a lot of suffering.   What I’ve seen in myself and others is this feeling that when people don’t meet our... Read More

Love Is the Way

September 8, 2023 | COMMENTS
Today, I’m going to begin leading my online retreat - Stop Playing Small.  I love doing this.  Playing small was such a hard thing for me - and by playing small I mean placing limits on myself and thinking that... Read More

Collecting Disappointments

September 7, 2023 | COMMENTS
I used to go through cycles where I would collect disappointments like some people collect baseball cards – by the hundreds and thousands! Honest to God, I would literally stand in expectation of being disappointed. I secretly hoped that people... Read More

Rising Above Ego

September 6, 2023 | COMMENTS
I used to be so critical of spiritual teachers until I became one FOR REAL.  I realized that the reason I was so critical of spiritual teachers is that it was old karma/beliefs.  For me, it was karma come up... Read More

There Are No Problems

September 5, 2023 | COMMENTS
If I affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then I’m firmly anchored in the thought that the Divine has disappeared; God has left the building. The only thing required for a healing is for me to see the situation... Read More

Offense Defense

September 4, 2023 | COMMENTS
I used to have a real problem with rejecting people.  I would sense some kind of criticism or rejection coming my way and I’d try to beat the person to the punch, so to speak.  I was playing an ego... Read More
I Was A Scorekeeper

I Was A Scorekeeper

September 3, 2023 | COMMENTS
There’s a thought pattern in the human experience that has to do with keeping score. It’s a pattern I’m ALL too familiar with as it caused me much grief. Quite honestly, I liked keeping score. I always liked feeling as... Read More

Shifting Our Energy with Self-care

September 2, 2023 | COMMENTS
I am grateful to have realized that Self-Love and Self-care are two primary components of an effective spiritual practice. People ask me all the time for practices that they can do to be more loving.  Of course, self-talk is the... Read More

Angels Are Real

September 1, 2023 | COMMENTS
The angels are always helping us to move in the direction of happiness. When we’re interested we’ll hear their clear communications of Love and support. Happiness can seem entirely elusive when we’re looking outside ourselves for the remedy to our... Read More

Tuning In or Tuning Out?

August 31, 2023 | COMMENTS
Do you ever feel like tuning out?  I know I do.  For me, it’s about becoming identified with ego/body/personality and getting caught up in the doing, doing, doingness of life rather than just being.  When I’d like to tune out,... Read More

Giving & Receiving Support

August 30, 2023 | COMMENTS
I really like joining with other people and having what I call a divine dialogue.  I’ve had the same group of prayer partners for 21 years.  I have longtime close friends that I can lean into for support.  For more... Read More