Archive for the ‘Challenges’ Category

A Year Of A Course in Miracles

December 30, 2022 | COMMENTS
I just published a new episode of my podcast My topic is A Year of A Course in Miracles. So, if you like this topic, you might take a listen. We’re just 2 days away from starting a new year.  This means... Read More
Saving Time and Energy

Saving Time and Energy

December 29, 2022 | COMMENTS
Here’s something that’s been a very interesting discovery for me.  Many of us spiritual students, in our desire to give up attachments, craving, wanting, and needing things of this world, we don’t use our Spiritual (Super) Power to focus our... Read More

Forgiveness Is More Than A Pardon

July 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I don’t like the word forgiveness.  It’s not that I dislike it either, but the word just doesn’t sound like what it is.  Forgiveness is the total release of the judgments we have about a situation.  It’s the release of... Read More

It wasn’t a waste

July 24, 2022 | COMMENTS
About 20 years ago, when I was in ministerial school, I was invited to teach a workshop at a church a few hours from where I lived in Los Angeles. At the time I was very involved in leading nonviolent... Read More

I Am Determined to Love

July 23, 2022 | COMMENTS
A Course in Miracles teaches us that the way to rise above pain and suffering and experience ALL the good that life has to offer is to take responsibility for how we see things.  This is the promise offered to us... Read More

Living In A Harmoniously

July 22, 2022 | COMMENTS
Year’s ago I set the intention to become unbotherable. I felt ready. It was such a great decision.  My life has truly shifted because of it. We live in an ever-changing world.  The impermanent nature of everything on planet earth is part... Read More

It’s All Helpful

July 21, 2022 | COMMENTS
In the Manual for Teachers for A Course in Miracles, in Section A, Development of Trust in Chapter 4, Jesus tells us something that’s extremely helpful, if we’re willing to accept it as true and not make any exceptions. He says, "It takes great learning to... Read More

A Blessing In The Challenge

July 20, 2022 | COMMENTS
Back in 2009, in the very first year I offered my year-long Masterful Living Course, someone shared that their goal was to have their knee-jerk reaction be love and compassion.  We all loved the feeling of that and we began to... Read More

Spirit In Charge

July 19, 2022 | COMMENTS
As an A Course in Miracles student, I know that “pain is a wrong perspective,” as it says in lesson 190 which is “I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”  Many people believe that it’s not possible to have a... Read More

Avoiding Awakening

July 18, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the common fears spiritual students have is a fear that if they follow their heart, and answer the calling they have to dive deep into their spiritual nature, they’ll leave their loved ones behind. I used to have... Read More

Why I’m a Love crusader

July 17, 2022 | COMMENTS
When our thinking goes off the rails, and becomes obsessive - compulsive, a lot of us turn to distractions. It can be healthy or unhealthy depending on whether or not denial or Love is motivating us.   Most people fall... Read More


July 16, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to feel trapped inside the mental and emotional patterns that were running me.  I didn’t have a sense of HOW to break out or if I could stick with it if I found the way.  It was discouraging.... Read More

Learning Through Contrast

July 15, 2022 | COMMENTS
This is the world where duality seems so real.  Separation seems to exist.   And in this human experience, one of the things we’re consistently coming up against is a truly wonderful choice: We can remember the truth, also known... Read More

Finding the Blessings

July 14, 2022 | COMMENTS
Well, Sattva was neutered yesterday, as I wrote in yesterday’s blog.  It all went very well.  I picked him up at the end of the day and he was awake and could have really used some cuddling, but we both... Read More

Sattva’s Getting Neutered

July 13, 2022 | COMMENTS
Today I’m dropping off my little critter, my kitty, Sattva to be neutered.  I found a clinic outside of Burlington, VT that does a whole bunch of cats at once.  He’ll be there all day and then we’ll pick him... Read More

We Cannot Attack A Little

July 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things I love about A Course in Miracles is it’s clarity.  I also love it's simplicity.  It says the same things over and over again, a thousand different ways in order to help us hear it just once.  ... Read More

We Blame Them

July 11, 2022 | COMMENTS
Forgiveness brings relationships back to wholeness. Learning how to practice forgiveness in relationships is one of the best investments of time and energy I can think of.  It can improve the quality of every minute of every day.   Relationship... Read More

Holding A Higher Vibration

July 10, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the most difficult and painful patterns I had in my life was a vicious circle.  I couldn’t figure out how to get out of it.  It was sticky like a spider web.  It started when I was a... 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

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