Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

In the Flow of Healing

Friday, January 24th, 2020

What is healing?

It’s so valuable to ask simple questions and to allow Spirit, the Higher Holy Spirit Self, give you the answer. When you get it direct from Spirit, rather, it brings with it an energy that is enlivening and can also be transformative.

So, what is healing?

Healing is the release of the blocks to Love in our awareness.

The blocks to Love are our beliefs, which come from the decisions we’ve made – in this life or any other.

I’ve found that the truth is profoundly liberating. “The truth sets you free” isn’t just a saying, it’s the truth!

Truth is: we are already perfect. We are already as holy as holy can be. We can’t become any holier than we already are.

Our responsibility and our opportunity are to give up the idea that we’re not already there. That’s pretty much all there is to awakening.

Healing is all about giving up the blocks to Love.

When you feel a need to prove that you’re right, there’s a block to Love.
When you judge your self, there’s a block to Love.
When you complain, there’s a block to Love.

If we only pay attention to a few opportunities to choose Love,rather than the block each day.

No matter how badly every day has gone until today, we can make a loving choice now and turn the whole thing around.

Our time for healing is now.

The opportunity to heal is now.

When we’re doing this healing work on our own, we can easily get discouraged and distracted. It helps so much to work together with other like-minded souls and to consistently Partner UP.

We’re learning to remember union, unity, and Oneness. It’s an active choice that we make. If we miss 1,000 choices, just grab the next one. Love is so powerful, it heals anything. ANYTHING!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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Hope as an Obstacle

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Have you ever thought about the difference between faith and hope? It’s really worth considering. If you’re going on a trip and you tell me about it before you leave, which of these two statements would you rather hear me say:

“I trust you’ll have a safe journey.”

“I hope you have a safe journey.”

For sure, I’d rather hear someone say they “trust” I’ll have a safe journey. When we’re living in faith, we place our trust in the Divine.

Hope is a kind of wish, or possibly even a fantasy.

For some people, hope can be like a drug.

One teacher I’ve learned a lot from is Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. He is such a beautiful teacher of mindfulness, and his book Peace is Every Step is one of the best books I’ve ever read and studied. I go back to it again and again. In this wonderful book, he has an essay entitled “Hope as an Obstacle” in which he shares:

“Since we cling to our hope in the future, we do not focus our energies and capabilities on the present moment. We use hope to believe something better will happen in the future, that we will arrive at peace, or the Kingdom of God. Hope becomes a kind of obstacle. If you can refrain from hoping you can bring yourself entirely into the present moment and discover the joy that is already there. Enlightenment, peace and joy will not be granted by someone else. The well is within us, and if we dig deeply in the present moment, the water will spring forth.”

I encourage you to look at where in your life you are waiting in hope, in expectation, wishing for something better rather than seeking the Kingdom, which IS within, in the present moment. We cannot enjoy Peace in the future. Peace is now. If we can be satisfied with hoping, then we may never seek the Kingdom.

If we settle for just hoping things improve, we’re not actively involved in improving our life.

Trust and faith are extremely active. They require our mind to engage and make a decision about the future.

Hope is quite passive.

If you have someone on your team who is helping you to bring the deep desires of your heart to fruition, would you rather they hope for a magnificent outcome or would you rather they have trust and faith?

Will you consider giving up hoping and wishing? Will you trade them for faith and trust?

I can tell you that the #1 issue people bring to my Masterful Living Course is a desire to develop true trust and faith. It’s the #1 result people have, and that’s what brings all the miracles.

If you’re willing, all else will be added unto you, too!

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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Legacy of Love

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Yesterday was a holiday here in the United States in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You might not know that this daily blog, my daily shot of spiritual espresso, originated with the writing I began in 1998 in conjunction with A Season for Nonviolence which honored the life and work of Dr. King.

At that time, I joined with many other people across the nation celebrating the work of King and also Gandhi. We were honoring their legacy and the teachings of nonviolence. I began to feel that I was walking and talking with them, and the field of energy, the angels and Ascended Masters who walked and talked with them.

It was a true Joy to honor their legacy of Love.

Both King and Gandhi were profoundly inspired by the teachings of Jesus, as am I. Both Gandhi and King inspired a revolution of civil rights within their country. Both men, their teachings and their lives continue to inspire me and many others who desire to live a life of service and recognize the power of Love to transform our hearts and minds as well as our world.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hero of mine. I’ve loved listening to and reading Rev. Dr. King’s speeches. And I love reading them as well. They never fail to inspire and uplift. He had such a gift to move, inspire and motivate people to their better nature.

One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his “Loving Our Enemies” sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful, and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living curriculums. You can click here to read the sermon and you can listen to the sermon and read along with this video:

I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then, and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.

As King demonstrates for us so clearly, Love is the way, Love is the answer, Love is an act of service, Love is our redeemer.

Love is redemptive. Hate is always destructive to the one who hates. I’ve heard people say they hate certain people, some political figures, and I invite them to change their mind. Love heals, Love reveals, and Love redeems.

King said, “love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies”

It’s a great reminder at a time when there feels like a lot of divisiveness. The time is always right to do what is loving. What’s loving is always what’s right.

The time is always right and RIPE for us to answer the call to Love, to forgive and to be of service. When we live in this way, from our heart, then our life is an inspiration to all. This is our destiny and our calling. All are called.

I invite you to listen to the speech, to savor it and apply King’s teaching to your life. You’ll find that if you do, your life will open up in ways you never imagined!

It’s not everyone who is willing to take a stand for Love. It’s not everyone who so values Love and understands the power of Love to heal and to redeem, that they’re willing to forgive, truly forgive, release all judgment and Love. But there are more of us. And, it is the Light within us that cannot be hidden.

We can all live to serve the Light within us. All are called to shine their Light. All are called to forgive. Every day offers us new opportunities to let the past go and to choose our Freedom.

A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.”

To have Love, strength, courage and faith – give compassion, which is Love, which is ALL, to all. Having compassion for all is our divine opportunity to rise above our humanness and to transcend the limitations of a mundane life. All are called every day. We are called, every day. Let us answer the call every day and leave a legacy of Love.

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Development of Trust

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Living by faith is a completely different experience than living by fear. The vibration is different, the feeling is different, the results are completely different.

When we live by faith, we are the happy learner with a vision of more Peace, more Joy, and more Love pulling us into a greater experience of Unity and Freedom. We’re pulled by the vision. It’s a powerful pull. We can allow it or resist it.

When we live by fear, we learn through pain pushing us to make higher choices.

We choose how we learn. It might not seem like it, but we make thousands of choices every day – more than 10,000 choices, at least!

There are only two kinds of choices at each moment: Oneness or separation. If you aspire to make the world a better place, choose Oneness. Train yourself to look for a loving choice if you’d like to live a joyous life.

In order to choose Oneness consistently, you can train yourself to let go of cherishing the thoughts of lack and attack. Align with thoughts of Love, letting go of all judgments and learn to trust the Divine. This is the entire basis of my yearlong Masterful Living Course and that’s why it’s one year, so we gain momentum and don’t give up.

It’s challenging. When you have proven yourself to be untrustworthy over and over and OVER again, how do you learn to trust God?

When God doesn’t deliver the goods and act as the perfect delivery service, no matter how much you beg and suffer, you may be so angry and resentful that you refuse to trust – in order to punish God for being such a withholding God.

There’s hardly one of us that hasn’t had these thoughts about God. We make stuff up and believe it to be true, and then operate as though the lie is the truth.

Enough of that madness!

The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to be willing to practice choosing Love and Unity instead of attack and separation.

I dearly love this prayer from Joel Goldsmith:
Reveal Yourself, Father, show me Your will. Never again will I dishonor You by trying to tell You what I need and then attempt to coerce You into delivering it.

If you’re successful by even a little – there’ll be more light in your life AND everyone else’s. Your vibration will be lifted and you’ll begin to silently broadcast the message:

It can be done and I AM doing it. It is happening NOW!

There is that within you which knows how to do this. There’s no such thing as blind faith.

To live in trust is to SEE by faith.

Faith lights the way and the path is known and firm, even when it’s narrow. Walk the talk today and you will truly see.

I live by grace. I walk in faith. Love lights my way.

Without trust and faith in Love, there are no miracles.

We’re designed to be miracle-minded. We cannot live the fullness of our Self without trust.

We will always be struggling with experiences of lack and limitation when we don’t trust.

This is what we practice and demonstrate in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice developing trust and faith, because trust is the key to having a REAL relationship with Spirit – not a fantasy relationship.

The development of trust is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Breaking the Shame Hangover Habit

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Today’s a big day! I’m launching my 6 Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I’ve seen SO MANY spiritual students struggle with all kinds of self-sabotage, especially self-medication. These are the habits that keep us playing small and feeling despair.

We can eliminate them rather than manage and cope with them.

There are so many forms of self-medication, and there’s one suited to each personality. Each one brings with it a bucket of shame.

I’ve found that when we work on this issue together in the community, a lot of healing comes and we can actually let go of long-entrenched habits that most people spend a lifetime struggling with.

Struggle no more!

One MAJOR form of self-sabotage that is also self-medication is spending a lot of time in fantasy – something I know a lot about. Not only was this an issue for me, but it’s also been an issue for many folks in my classes.

People don’t talk about it so much, so I thought I’d share about the differences between vision and fantasy.

There’s a profound difference between vision and fantasy. I love A Course in Miracles teachings because they are so helpful. One thing they make clear is that the hero in the fantasy is always the body. If, in your fantasy of having a fabulous career, you envision yourself as a body receiving praise, money, adoration, etc. then you can be sure that’s a fantasy.

In my experience, a vision of sharing my gifts and talents is more focused on how I feel and not at all on what it LOOKS like. In the vision of my success, I feel in the flow of Love. I’m sharing. It’s not about me getting. I’m receiving Divine Guidance and Inspiration, and I’m flowing that out into the world through sharing.

Understanding the difference between vision and fantasy is very valuable. One is a valuable tool, and the other is a form of self-medication.

Vision is a very different energy than fantasy.

Fantasy is a drug for the ego. Vision is a beautiful Divine Insight.

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack.

Vision lifts us up into communion with Spirit and a willingness to receive insight and Clarity.

What do you prefer? Expansion or addiction? Fantasy is often an addiction.

If you feel like you’re addicted to fantasy, give it all to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and open your mind to what is truly possible – the very HIGHEST spiritual vision. When you align with that vision, only good came come to you! All things work together for your good.

You’ll be truly amazed at how much better life of vision feels than making more time for fantasy. Give up fantasy and you’ll realize what a drain it’s been!

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You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge which starts TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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2020: Our Best Year Ever

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Today’s the day, and NOW is the time. The concept of “someday” in the future, is an old paradigm that we can put aside now.

I LOVE this new year, new decade day!

It makes me so happy to feel this global energy of rebooting into the opportunity of this new year.

I’m completely STOKED for this new year, this new decade, and the opportunity we have to turn the page, to wipe the slate, and begin again.

As an A Course in Miracles student, one of the great benefits of this mind-training is that we learn that ALL suffering comes from looking at the present moment through the lens of the past.

I can recall how my mind was obsessed with anticipating experiencing the hurts and pains of the past, in the future. I would go into many situations and conversations, expecting to be disappointed.

Think about this: an expectation is a disappointment waiting to happen.
Well, what about when your expectation is that you will be disappointed?
In my case, the expectations were met, I WAS disappointed, and then I’d have that self-righteous feeling of “I knew it all along. This world cannot be trusted.”

And yet, “this world” was completely showing up for me just as I wished it would.

I was learning the most potent lesson of response-ability. I am responsible for what I see and everything is just as I wish it to be.

I believed that there was something wrong with me and life proved it to me day in and day out.

I gave up that belief and life began proving to me that I am perfect just as I am and I no longer needed any expectations and certainly none about being disappointed. Paradigm shift.

We can actually drop the false beliefs.
We can hand them over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and liberate from the pain of the past.

It does take real effort to give up our attachments to our view of the world and our view of ourselves in this world.

And, it is SO worth it!

Sometimes it feels to me that one of the great blessings we have and don’t take full advantage of is leaving the past behind, for GOOD. For our own good, we can let the past go. We can lay the burden down, but the trick is to NOT PICK IT BACK UP AGAIN.

Sometimes in our classes or on retreats, people begin to feel disoriented in their lives because their beliefs are changing so fast they aren’t sure who they are anymore. When they lean on the Higher Holy Spirit Self, there’s a recalibration that happens and a quantum leap of consciousness happens.

Then there’s no sliding back.
There’s real progress.
There’s true healing.
And we begin again from this new place.

It’s like climbing a staircase of mastery.
The real work happens not in the leap to the next step,
the leap happens when we incorporate our leap into our life.
That’s the path of mastery.

I love this day of starting anew.

I love to take the entire first month of the year to really get clear about my direction for the rest of the year.

It’s so valuable to take the time to relinquish that which no longer serves, to take stock, to consciously choose what our life is going to be out. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and it’s been tremendously helpful to me.

People often remark to me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s not because I’m special or a superwoman, it’s really because I’m clear about my intentions, aspirations, and goals.

I put real energy and effort, time and attention into being clear so that I’m not investing my precious energy into negativity, or into things that don’t support my spiritual goals as well as my life goals.

And I LOVE it! It’s fun for me!

On our own, it can be really challenging to hold a vision for our life. And that’s why I like to gather people together so we can hold the vision for each other and with each other in community.

We rise together.
And it works.
We ARE miraculous!

Power of Love Ministry, the non-profit I founded in 2013, offers many free forms of support, including classes, my ACIM podcast, and daily inspiration, daily prayer and much more. We also have our Masterful Living community which has grown out of my year-long class that I started offering in 2009.

I never imagined I’d offer Masterful Living a second year.

And now we’re starting year 12.

This community is extraordinary.
We are doing the deep forgiveness work of forgiving ourselves for having built a false identity of being not enough, and unlovable.

We’re forgiving ourselves for projecting our belief in unlovability, sin, and punishment onto our precious brothers and sisters.

We’re looking at the most intense patterns of separation and we’re FULLY releasing them and releasing a flow of Love in our lives that spreads out over everyone in our lives and transforms them as well.

We’re changing our mind about the world and watching the world change around us.

We’re incredibly courageous, and here’s why:

Every single one of us, when we began, we believed that we would fail.
Each and every one of us believed we would fail, that we didn’t have what it takes and we couldn’t succeed because we were weak – but we ventured forward anyway.

Today, I have my New Year Reboot class. It’s a foundational class for everyone in Masterful Living 2020 and part of the curriculum, but you can join us if you’re interested in doing this work with us. It’s a chance to get a taste for what we’re doing this year.

In my New Year’s Reboot class TODAY January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping. We can only do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW.

Are you ALL IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us? Your willingness is all that’s required.

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

To me, this new year, this new decade feels like the best ever! I’m excited about it!

I’m excited about the healing we’ll have.

Every day I offer my shot of Spiritual Espresso. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. My Prayer for Today is for Having the Courage to Let the Past Go. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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A Better Plan

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

On Tuesday, I had a beautiful experience of God’s Perfection – although it didn’t seem like it at first. I’m staying in an Airbnb rental in Scottsdale, Arizona, and I was out for an evening walk as the sun was setting. I came back just after dark, and as I went to enter the house the door wouldn’t unlock.

The door to the house is one of those keypads with a combination lock. It wasn’t working at all. I tried it a dozen times and nothing. I figured that the battery must have died. I texted the landlord, who didn’t respond, so I called and explained.

She told me she didn’t have a plan for this, as it hadn’t happened before.

She said that her daughter could come with a key to unlock in two hours.

I said “That’s great, but… I really have to go to the bathroom. I don’t have a car, I don’t have my wallet, and I don’t wish to wait two hours to get in. Any other ideas?”

The landlord had no ideas, except to walk somewhere and find a bathroom. She was REALLY sorry and said she’d get a gift certificate to a restaurant and she apologized profusely.

I said that I didn’t need a gift certificate, I just didn’t wish to wait two hours. She had no other options, so we ended the call with me having to wait it out.

I sat there on the bench by the front door to wait to see what Spirit would guide me to. A beautiful dog, maybe a husky-golden retriever mix, came running up to me as I contemplated. He was so friendly. I knew immediately he was lost. He had no collar, he was well-groomed and clean. He probably jumped a fence and escaped.

He had me pet him for a while and then he ran off. I continued to contemplate for a minute, and then I got the nudge to go walk 15 minutes or so to the nearest store that might have a bathroom I could use. I also wished to make sure that the sweet dog was alright.

Well, I saw the dog nervously running around the street, and so I sat down on a wall and called him to me as I again contemplated what to do. I got Clarity and followed it.

I knew the dog might have a chip that could be read so he could be found.
I called the police, who said to take him to a vet.
I found a 24-hour vet that was open.

During this time the dog would take off and then I’d call him back to me to keep out of traffic.
I was just beginning to call for a Lyft when he took off and ran up to this SUV that was passing. The driver immediately stopped and got out and the dog jumped in. I thought maybe this was the owner out looking for him!

Well, it turned out that this woman who stopped was a dog lover who was concerned that he was running around in traffic. I explained everything to her and asked her if she’d drive me to the vet, since the dog was already in her car, and she said she’d be happy to.

At the vet, we quickly discovered the dog had a chip and the owner was notified. I said I’d hang out for a while to see if the owner responded. I used the bathroom (yay!), and after about forty-five minutes got a message that the landlord’s daughter was available to come and give me the key.

I headed home and was grateful that everything had gone so well.

Now, here’s the kicker – yesterday morning, I went to go for a walk and thought I’d just see if the lock was working. It was. It worked perfectly several times that day.

So, of course, I know that the whole experience was so that I could help the dog. If I hadn’t been locked out, I wouldn’t have met the dog and who knows what might have happened to him? Life is interesting!

We can be truly helpful to dogs as well as people.

Spirit has a plan for us at all times.

There are no accidents. None.

Rather than questioning why things are happening to us, we can accept what is occurring and invite the blessing in it.

I had a plan for my evening, but Spirit had a better plan.

I’m so grateful that I could help that beautiful pup!

GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? Book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Spiritual Explorer

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Yesterday I had fun making a Thanksgiving dinner for very dear friends. I made a turkey with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, salad and three kinds of cranberry sauce. I hadn’t made cranberry sauce in ages. I made three different recipes, one was just a guess really, and all three had jalapeño peppers in them.

I also made the turkey in a way that I’d never tried before – in parchment paper, and it came out GREAT.

The experts advise against making new recipes when you have guests, but I like to try new things with other people and so I go for it. I realize now that it takes some confidence to be able to that. I remember one time I made an angel food cake for a friend’s birthday. It was his favorite kind of cake and I had to make two of them, because the first one was a disaster.

For me, the confidence to try new things isn’t about confidence in my ability. It’s not that at all. The confidence is in my ability to not feel humiliated if the new thing I try turns into a disaster. If I fail at doing something new, it’s okay with me.

At least I succeeded in attempting something new.
No matter what I attempt, I will learn something and that’s valuable to me.

Life can be lived as an exploration or it can be lived in a safety zone.

I’m a spiritual explorer.

I’m exploring my consciousness to root out that which no longer serves my life of Love.

I’m not much interested in just sightseeing or having the experience, but I am interested in releasing all fear.

I am interested in exploring the depths of Love.

Now, don’t get me wrong.I do feel that safety is valuable, too. However, most people feel unsafe only because of their own self-judgments. Learning not to judge ourselves is the way of A Course in Miracles – “In my defenselessness my safety lies” is Lesson 153 of the ACIM Workbook.

It’s our self-attack thoughts and attacks thoughts directed at others that make us feel unsafe. Give up all attack and defense and then you will feel SO MUCH safer. Don’t take my word for it, prove it.

I’m all about proving these truths. It makes such a difference when we’ve proven it for ourselves.

Have you come to feel safer through releasing judgments?
Is the sense of safety tangible?

Please share in the comments below!

33 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Airport Angel

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Since the day before Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year, and today is predicted to be unusually higher amounts of travelers, AND we’ve got major storms across the U.S., I’m sharing my favorite “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” that I’ve written and it’s about traveling.

Waiting my turn at the LAX American Airlines Terminal Burger King at 5:30 one morning I watched the woman who filled the orders. She had an authentic smile for each customer, asking them if they wanted juice or coffee with their value meal. Each half-awake traveler was lovingly told where to find the napkins and the ketchup. Each was told to have a nice day with real sincerity. By the time it was my turn to receive her kindness, I had to tell her how much I appreciated and admired her spirit. Her smile grew even brighter. I felt the depth of her heart.

For many people, having to be at work before 5 a.m., dealing with the public for what is hardly a living wage. would be crushing. But for this woman, it seemed that she felt SHE was the one who was deeply blessed. Every day she faces people who are flying around the world for any number of reasons. Some are flying to or from funerals, some are frightened of flying, others worried about their jobs and their families. I saw that this woman recognized her opportunity to provide a personal and powerful blessing for each customer. We all have this opportunity with each person we meet, regardless of our circumstances.

This woman at the Burger King seemed to have it all because she was giving so much to each one she met.

With her every breath she teaches us that if we want more Love we need to be the Love we seek.

I intend to walk in the world as a loving, giving presence wherever I am and with whomever I’m with, and with every passing day I find more Joy in my walk. Still, I don’t know that I could do what this angel does. I know many people who yearn for a deeper expression of life purpose, more loving relationships, more Peace, more Prosperity. People often think they have to go somewhere special or take a special class to be transformed. I hear the words “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Today I resolve to find my inner angel nature and to walk in it.

I look for opportunities to share the Light that I can find in myself this day.

Angels don’t look for rewards or gratitude. The simple opportunity to be the giver IS the gift.

Today I am willing to be the Love in my life!

Please let me know your thoughts! And have a blessed trip if you’re traveling, and enjoy being cozy if you’re not traveling! I’m cooking and having time with my dearest soul sisters and Prayer Partners of 22 years. We’re so glad to be together. There’s much to be thankful for!

34 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance, and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Miracle Healing

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

I’ve had so much to forgive myself for. Good heavens!

I used to believe that it was OK to manipulate people with my moods and attitudes. I grew up thinking that having an attitude or getting into a mood was a way to effectively control and manipulate people to have them pay attention to me and do what I wanted. When I felt powerless, I’d find some way to feel more powerful. At the very least, I used to think I can push people’s buttons and agitate them. It was the misuse of “power.”

I learned that if I was angry, people would try to appease me.
I learned that if I was cold and distant, people would inquire about what was wrong and try to help me.
I learned that if I was sad, people might comfort me.

Mostly I learned that manipulating people made me feel sick energetically.
In all of my relationships, I found that others were manipulating me as much as I was manipulating them. It all felt SUPER uncomfortable, but that’s just the way it was. Everybody did it.

Forgiveness has taken me from the darkness to the Light.

I have had to forgive myself for so much, and actually doing that has been such a gift to me that it has changed my ENTIRE life!

Here’s a miracle:

As I began to achieve some spiritual maturity, I realized that manipulating others for any reason, or in any way, was a source of my suffering and theirs. It lacks authenticity and discourages intimacy – two things I deeply value.

Here’s a miracle:

I dropped the controlling and manipulating behaviors, and now I notice that I rarely encounter anyone who tries to pull that behavior with me. If they do, I have compassion because I know it comes from a place of deep wounding and suffering and I’m interested in Love, which is our healer.

I invite you to take a look at where you give yourself permission to manipulate people with your moods and attitudes. It creates more trouble than it could ever be worth. The worst fall-out is that it will degrade your personal sense of self-esteem and worthiness.

Having a loving relationship builds self-esteem and worthiness, and that’s a far better investment of your precious energy and that’s miraculous.

Are you ready for a miracle? Check out the classes that we’re offering TODAY!

TODAY: Grief Support Class starts TODAY – Very few people really understand how to move through grief with ease and grace. Jesse Brune-Horan is someone who has gone through tremendous loss and grief and is now offering support. Jesse is a minister that I have partnered with in many classes and offerings, and I’m so glad to support this offering of his new class Healing Grief. Now is the perfect time to get this support and to call forth more grace in your experience of grief. Click here for more details.

TODAY IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN MY FORGIVENESS CLASS: We just started my Forgive & Be Free class in 3 parts, and you can get the replay of Part 1 right now and join me for Parts 2 and 3 this weekend. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully and JoyFULLY together! Register now and get the replay right now! Click here for more details.

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Labels Aren’t Helpful

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

One of the big traps of the ego is deciding who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong. Often we find that we’re the biggest culprits of them all. The ego is the mindset of separation. Its job is to separate and it does that through the activity of sorting.

Sorting out who is right and who is wrong is a major use of ego, time, and energy. We can spend huge amounts of our precious attention on determining who is right and who is wrong. And, for a moment, the ego seems to feel fulfilled, empowered, justified, and important.

Observing life, you can watch people all day long as they struggle to figure out who is right and who is wrong, to assign blame (and often shame) as well as responsibility. It gives the ego a lot to do.

What many of us don’t notice is that all that judge, judge, judging leaves an energetic hangover that is painful. The pain that leads us to tune out, disconnect, and hide. And then we slowly begin to learn what a bad investment we made with our precious attention.

Labeling people isn’t helpful.

The purpose of labels is to sort and separate.

Since God is all there is, aren’t we tuning out from God when we start labeling?
Since Spirit is omnipresent Love, aren’t we disconnecting from Love when we judge?
When we judge, attack, complain and label, aren’t we hoping to hide our attack thoughts from God?
Since the Infinite One Mind is omni-active, are we really thinking we can hide from within our own mind?

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Psalm 139

Deciding who is right and wrong is predicated on the concept that “I am the decider”. When I’m the decider it often means that I’m thinking that God has left the building and now I’m in charge. I’ve learned that I do NOT want to be in charge. I’m not (yet) able to see through all directions of time and space, and so I’m not able to discern what everything is for. My Spirit knows it’s all working together for my relentless good.

I do not wish to replace God in my mind – I tried that, and it didn’t go well for me. I’d like to do everything I can to avoid falling back into that mindset. I’ve worked very hard to realize that God’s Plan is the best way for me to go.

God’s Plan doesn’t include my judging people and deciding who is good and bad. I can think I know what’s right and wrong at the moment. I look for the loving choices and that feels right to me. Unloving choices feel wrong to me.

People are all good at their core. Their essence is still perfect and pristine, regardless of their behavior.

Knowing that I don’t need to label people with some story I’ve made up.

I’ll stick to focusing my attention on remembering the truth, which is that we’re all good and perfect.

I hardly use the words “right” and “wrong” anymore. Mostly they’re helpful in describing how things feel. Paying attention to how things feel is a great skill that I work on each day.

Labeling people isn’t helpful to me, only to the ego.

I don’t work for the ego anymore.

Is there anyone you’ve labeled wrong that you could let go? You can still feel their actions are unloving but do you need to label the person? This is a very powerful and healing contemplation. We can call the angels in to help us and be willing to see clearly the Face of God in each one we meet for our own Peace of mind. It works! Peace is worth it!

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There is No Lack

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Love is intelligent. It is a Divine Intelligence that is so perfectly brilliant it is inconceivable how beautiful and miraculous it always is. And this is what we are.

Spirit’s unfailing Wisdom is always available to us. We can tap into it. We must ask for it.

Why must we ask to receive what we already are?

Because we’ve rejected it so many times.

We’re not asking Spirit to give us back what was taken. We’re asking for the veils we’ve placed in our own awareness that prevent us from seeing, knowing, feeling, and believing the truth to be removed. Ask and it is given.

Ask for ASSISTANCE and it is given.

Instead of asking for money or something in this world, we ask for assistance in being better receivers.

There is no lack of support,

No lack of supply.
There’s a lack of demand.

When we feel unworthy, we don’t ask.
The way to break that spell is to ask for what is ours – access to our own Higher Wisdom.

I’ve learned that asking for support to help me see, feel, know and recognize the highest and best most loving choices is the most effective path for my healing and awakening.

Let us demand of Spirit what is ours.
Let us ask for that return to our natural state in our awareness,
That pristine awareness of our own holiness,
The holiness is there unbroken.
Let us recognize it today.

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Intention

Friday, October 25th, 2019

My life significantly improved when I decided to make my spiritual awakening my #1 priority. It’s a shift in thinking – and it shifted everything in my life for the better.

In this world, everything is a projection of our minds. It’s all part of our awakening experience. Every aspect of our life and every detail – from paying our bills to doing dishes, to picking up the kids from school – EVERYTHING can be a part of our spiritual practice. Even Facebook can be a part of our spiritual practice.

ALL that it requires is a willingness to see with Divine Eyes and to make healing the priority.

The rest will be given to us. The Higher Holy Spirit Self will turn everything into a part of our spiritual practice if we ALLOW it.

What I’ve learned is that living this way makes life SO much easier. It transforms EVERYTHING. Decide that this is what you’d like to do. For instance, let’s take a look at two intentions for doing a simple task like cutting the grass in the yard.

Intention #1 – We can mow the lawn in order to have the chore done and that’s all.

If that’s our intention, we might spend the whole time ruminating about what other people think of us.

Intention #2 – We can do the same chore as part of our spiritual practice. If working in the yard is part of our spiritual practice, we can make it a mindfulness meditation and time to meditate in nature. We can dedicate ourselves to sharing the Beauty and communing with Mother Earth.

Our intention will determine the benefits.

There’s no extra charge to make even the most mundane chores part of our spiritual practice, and there’s so much benefit.

Think about running errands as a way to bless people all over town! Every chore you do in your home is a gift to Life, itself. Why not make every moment a blessing? No extra charge to bless everything every moment of every day! That’s a day of continuous blessings!

There’s so much healing that’s available to us now. We really can give the Spirit the heavy lifting of taking from us all that doesn’t serve us. Willingness is what’s required. Are you willing to put Spirit in charge of your life?

Let’s focus on a strong intention to put Spirit in charge all day, every day.

Let’s make our spiritual life our whole life and awakening our priority. I’ve been amazed at how much my life continues to improve.

We can surrender needing to be in charge and realize that our Spirit is in charge, and that’s what we REALLY are!

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Spirit of Ego?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

So many times I’ve had the experience of getting an idea to do something and not knowing if it was ego or intuition. I’d struggle with it. Ultimately, it would come down to me choosing what I wanted most. That wasn’t always a good thing.

I’m often asked – “How can I tell if it’s ego or intuition?” We’d like to know so we can choose correctly – or so it seems. What I’ve witnessed and learned from is that many people say they’d like to have greater intuition, but they’ll reject the guidance if it doesn’t match their plan.

Yes, as long as we’re IDENTIFIED with the ego-personality, the separate selfish self, then we’ll be confused about whether or not what we think is guidance from Spirit really is guidance.

It’s painful not knowing. It’s intensely challenging sometimes.

What helps is if we’re willing to really follow Spirit’s guidance.

It also helps if we’re doing lots of forgiveness and we’re dropping our judgments because that allows us to hear, feel, see, and know more clearly what’s really going on. Our false beliefs, opinions, resentments, blame, and shame cloud our view.

Intuition is a still, small Voice that is so distinct,
it can be heard over the cacophony of the ego
because it’s a higher vibration,
not because it’s louder.
Be willing to listen and you shall hear.

Intuition is without judgment – that’s what gives it the smallness.

Intuition is pure Love – that’s what gives it the stillness.

Have you ever been able to recognize the still small “Voice” through the intensity of ego insanity? Have you been able to follow it? Did it bring you miracles? Please share in the comments section below! I’d love to know!

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Guilty

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that increasing a sense of guilt is what our special love relationships are all about. It tells us that our special love relationships are relationships that are actually backward. Instead of unconditional Love, there’s co-dependency, which is conditional love. This kind of relationship only increases our suffering, because we become so attached to the other person validating us.

In the special love relationship, we are attracted to the person who affirms our false identity. That’s not Love. It’s a poor substitute.

In our special relationships, we begin by being so glad and excited that someone is affirming our specialness, but we know that if someone’s not seeing our true identity they aren’t loving our True Self, only the false self. Deep down, we know it’s a poor arrangement.

If we don’t show our True Self how can someone ever really Love us?

If we present a false self in our relationships – one that we think is more likable than our True Self, and if we hide how we feel, so people don’t even know what’s going on with us, won’t we actually be preventing others from loving us?

The shift happens when we love ourselves.

In the false, fake, special relationship, our upset is a display to manipulate others into feeling guilty for having upset us.

Is it Love if we’re manipulating someone to do what we’d like?

Do you wish to be in a relationship with someone who blames their upset on you and then tries to make you feel guilty for it?

The way out of this pain is to take responsibility for our upsets. It helps to be able to be transparent about how we feel and to not blame anyone.

There’s such a great reward when we can let people Love us. It’s one of the reasons why we love dogs so much. We allow them to Love us, and it makes them so happy!

When we allow others to Love us there’s a healing that happens for everyone because Love is our healer!

Joining with others is part of why I love being a Spiritual Counselor and why I love training spiritual counselors and empowering them. (Please consider working with one of the Spiritual Counselors I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis – look here: http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/)

When our relationships are ego-based, it’s probably a worthiness issue that generates the suffering inside those relationships. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness Workshop” this past weekend was such a hit that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Gracious Receiver

Monday, September 30th, 2019

For years I blocked the flow of Prosperity in my life, and I didn’t even realize it. Some of my loved ones had labeled me as selfish, and so I began to think that was true. Many folks I met believed it was “better to give than to receive.” And so, I began to believe that it was BAD to receive. I began to notice that many people gave with strings attached. Sometimes those strings were simply expectations.

I couldn’t stand all those strings and expectations. I didn’t like believing that I was selfish. So, I began to strive to be independent and not need things from people. I became a hesitant receiver, and sometimes even a poor receiver.

People would try to give me help or assistance, gifts, and other things, and I would reject them, fearing the strings and expectations. I preferred not to owe anyone. I preferred to feel free. I didn’t know that I wasn’t free. I was in a box of unworthiness and didn’t even realize it.

I’d become a really poor receiver. I was a great giver and a poor receiver.

And then, I started to have really intense financial challenges and I had no idea how to get out of them. With the help of my Spiritual Practitioner, I began to work on praying to be receptive.

I began to reorient myself to be a good and gracious receiver.

I began to think of it this way: Everything I receive is from God and everything I give I give to God.

It doesn’t really matter who is giving or who is receiving – it’s all about being in the flow of the All-Good.

I learned to be able to give to anyone when I felt called and not do it from obligation. I learned to receive from anyone and not feel an attachment.

I began to experience more affluence, more Abundance and more Prosperity right away.

Are you a good receiver? Start to make an inquiry into your giving and receiving abilities. If you’re not feeling the flow, maybe you’re not willing to receive? Take a look and see what you find in your heart!

One way to increase receptivity was shared to me by a friend and it really works. Try this: start to dress up more and present yourself in a more attractive way (of course that’s subjective, but do what works for YOU), and then people will likely give you compliments. Another way is to be more helpful to people, and people naturally will say thank you.

Notice if you can easily receive the compliments and the appreciation. Do you feel tempted to push the praise away or minimize it? You can practice saying “thank you” to those who compliment you. I like to say, “Thank you, I feel great, too!” when someone compliments my appearance.

When someone appreciates what I’ve done, I can say “It’s my pleasure.”

Being a graceful receiver is a good skill to have.
It affirms our worthiness. And that’s helpful.

If you’d like to be more abundant, be a great receiver!
All blessings come from Spirit, no matter what form they take.

If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My Worthiness Workshop this past weekend was such a hit that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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I’m A God Geek

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

I know I’m a “God Geek”. Folks in my classes like to laugh at me because I tell them the story about how, back in the 90’s when I was in classes at Agape and my first Prayer Partner, Liz Raci and her husband Paul — who was also in classes with me — would invite me over for a barbecue on Memorial Day and Labor Day, and I asked them if I could come over early.

I’d say, “How about if I come early and help set up, and we can talk about God before everyone arrives?”

Yup, that was me.

The honest to God reason that I became a Science of Mind Practitioner, a Spiritual Counselor, a Minister, and a teacher is so that I could be in this conversation with and about Spirit all of the time. Nothing is more interesting to me. I always find it interesting.

It’s why I write daily inspiration and offer my A Course in Miracles podcast, all the workshops and classes as a gift. I love it. It’s my Joy!

Yesterday, I offered my Worthiness Workshop and we had about 100 people who came live to work with me on this issue. It was exciting! (If you missed it, come today. Click to register now.)

I had an experience similar to what I have when I offer a retreat. Usually in the first 24 hours, a number of people will come to me privately and pull me aside and say, “Jennifer, I had no idea other people felt this way. I thought I was the only one. I mean, I REALLY believed I was the only one who felt this way.”

This is so important to me!

For years, I thought I was the only one who was so messed up.

As spiritual students, we are much MORE judgmental of ourselves than non-spiritual students. We have higher standards, and when we don’t meet them we feel even worse. We beat ourselves up even more for failing as a spiritual student.

I’d like to put an end to all of that in our community. Enough! It’s not helpful. Self-attack has got to go!

Self-attack and special relationships are the two best weapons of the ego to keep us from rising in Love. Enough!

Yesterday, most of the people who came to the workshop had invested themselves in doing my worksheet. That, plus our coming together, talking and sharing, helped people to make the decision to really put attention on this issue to change their lives. That was SO EXCITING!

As ACIM students, we know the power of decision. There’s no way we can fill out that worksheet, do my workshop, and still be in the dark about what our belief in unworthiness is costing us every day. This is so valuable!

We CAN have healing EVERY DAY if we’re willing. A little bit every day adds up to a lot!

Have you ever had a faucet that had a slow drip? Put a bucket under it and you’ll realize how fast a slow drip can fill up a bucket!

Here are some of the things that people said to me in the workshop yesterday after we did some of the work together:

“That was awesome!!!! Totally Divine!”

“So beautiful talking to the wonderful participants!”

“Very inspiring and miraculous!”

“I loved it!”

“Yay! inspiring to share in the healing and the miracle!”

Many of us made a decision to put this issue first in our life and stop avoiding it. People were inspired to take action.

WOW! This is what excites me more than ANYTHING. We only did a little bit of work together. This is the difference when we ACTUALLY DO THE WORK instead of just listening to a lecture or a podcast, or read it in a book.

Studying isn’t healing.
Doing the work is actually healing.

That’s what inspired me to offer this Worthiness Workshop in the first place! And I’m offering it again today. Even if you cannot join today – register to get my worksheet and fill it out. If you can come today, please see if you can fill out the worksheet before coming to the workshop.

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop
TODAY, Sunday
September 29th
Los Angeles 1pm ♥ Chicago 3pm ♥ New York 4pm ♥ London 9pm
♥ Germany 10pm ♥ Sydney 6am (next day) ♥ Hong Kong 4am (next day)

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits.

I’m all in for YOU. Will you meet me and we’ll have some fun with our healing together?

Please invite a friend or two and do the worksheets together. Invite your ACIM Study Group and let’s do this together! You can also listen to the last two weeks of Conquering Unworthiness episodes of my podcast. Click here to listen now and get the transcripts too!

We enjoyed the work yesterday. It was exciting! Transformation is REALLY fun and it’s also a huge relief when we do it together. It’s such a relief to let go of the false identity and stand in the beauty of our true nature. We truly can be helpful and we can teach only Love. I’m going for it. Come join me!

If you see an announcement for this on my Facebook page, would you please SHARE it so more people find it?

Let’s make the most of every opportunity for our healing and awakening and remember to laugh when we forget. Every day I offer my “Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. We use technology to transcend time and space, and deepen our spiritual practice, and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation, and that’s beautiful to share!

We’re all on a journey of developing trust and faith,and there’s so much help for us in the invisible. We’re never alone. I Love you and I thank God for you.

We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds.

Together we’re answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

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Forgiving Our Self-Betrayal

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

As far as I can tell, we all have multiple things that we judge ourselves for, and that means that we must forgive ourselves in order to feel free of the trap of self-judgment and self-attack.

The things that we’ve done that we judge ourselves for can be seen as self-betrayal.

When we judge others and hold grievances against them, those two are, in essence, self-betrayal.

Any time we are unloving, it is a betrayal of our true Self, our Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Forgiveness is the way out.

Many people struggle for years, for decades, for the majority of their life for the simple reason that they aren’t courageous enough to look within and forgive their self-judgment and self-attack. This is where we can lead the way and demonstrate the power of forgiveness.

Today is the day for our healing.
Let’s no longer contribute to the idea that judging ourselves and each other is worth engaging in.
Let’s live our destiny and lead the way!

Have you had the experience of forgiving your self-betrayal?
Did it bring you miraculous results?
If so, please share your inspiration in the comments below!

If you’ve had enough of repeating painful patterns from the past – consider accepting my gift.  I’m offering a LIVE VIDEO 2.5-hour workshop intensive next Saturday with a replay on Sunday and it’s my gift to you.  There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

Saturday or Sunday  September 28 or 29th
Los Angeles, 12pm ♥ Chicago, 2pm ♥ New York, 3pm ♥ London, 8pm ♥ Germany, 9pm ♥ Sydney, 5am (next day) ♥ Hong Kong, 3am (next day)  

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change.  When you register, I’ll send you a worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits.    

I’m all in for YOU.  Will you meet me and we’ll have some fun with our healing together?

Please invite a friend or two and do the worksheets together.  Invite your ACIM Study Group and let’s do this together!  You can also listen to the two weeks of Conquering Unworthiness episodes of my podcast.  Click here to listen now and get the transcripts too!

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All Rise

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

I find that wherever there’s a pain-point in my life, in my mind, in my body, there is the place where I’m holding onto an attachment to something that’s not serving me anymore.  I don’t wish to learn through the pain anymore.  I’m committed to learning through Joy – and yet, I don’t always know HOW to do that.

Fortunately, I don’t have to research the HOW. My job is to ALLOW the Higher Holy Spirit Self to figure that out.  My job is entirely on focusing on my willingness to discard the painful patterns of the past and to step into the habit of making the most loving choice I can see.

My view of my life, and my ability to SEE and recognize with whatever faculty, (it sure doesn’t need to be my physical sight) whatever are the most loving choices available to me is up to my willingness.

This past Saturday, I took my sweet 13-year-old nephew, Mikey, to Manhattan for a day of adventures, and one of the things we did was to see the Broadway show To Kill A Mockingbird, based on the famous novel of the same name by Harper Lee.  In the first part of the play, there’s the monologue about the use of ALL RISE in the courtroom when the proceedings begin.  Scout, the young girl, tells us that this is what we must do in times of community service and matters such as this particular trial – we must rise to the best of ourselves, conduct ourselves and make our choices from our Higher Holy Spirit Self.

It’s so valuable to ALL of us to choose to LIVE this way, and not just on special occasions.  

We can live this way if we choose.

The more I’m able to live from my Higher Holy Spirit Self and conduct myself with Love and compassion, the more I LOVE my life and feel like I’m living life from my TRUE Self and not from reacting to circumstances.  It’s such a good feeling.  It also saves a HUGE amount of time, because I’m not having to clean up messes related to my reactions.

I love being able to pause and look for more loving choices and find them.  It’s exciting!  Spiritual practice is 24/7 when we’re truly willing.  Being willing is an active thing – it’s not passive at all.  When we’re actually willing we’re not waiting for opportunities to be loving and transcend and transmute the limited patterns of the past – we’re actively choosing those opportunities.  That’s what makes it so wonderful!

If you’ve had enough of repeating painful patterns from the past – consider accepting my gift.  I’m offering a LIVE VIDEO 2.5-hour workshop intensive next Saturday with a replay on Sunday and it’s my gift to you.  There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now. 

Unworthiness Workshop
Saturday or Sunday September 28 or 29th
Los Angeles, 12pm ♥ Chicago, 2pm ♥ New York, 3pm ♥ London, 8pm ♥ Germany, 9pm ♥ Sydney, 5am (next day) ♥ Hong Kong, 3am (next day)  

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change.  When you register, I’ll send you a worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits.

I’m all in for YOU.

Will you meet me and we’ll have some fun with our healing together?

Please invite a friend or two and do the worksheets together.  Invite your ACIM Study Group and let’s do this together!  You can also listen to the last two weeks of Conquering Unworthiness episodes of my podcast. Click here to listen now and get the transcripts, too!

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Momentum

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

I’m beyond grateful for my life and the opportunities that it brings me. Right now, I have the blessing of doing 1-on-1 appointments with the good folks in my Masterful Living Course, and it’s wonderful to hear about how much their lives are changing because they’re doing the work at the level of the mind – applying the teachings of ACIM and using the tools that I share with them.

They are doing the work and it’s paying off!

This is the 11th year I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside these courageous souls. Sometimes in the early part of the year, they’ll share with me how frightened they are. They each have their own issues and their own curriculum in life. Some folks have major health issues, some have chronic depression, some have marriages that are falling apart, some feel stuck in their job, some are afraid to make changes, some are estranged from their children, and some just feel worthless.

Each of them decides to work at the pace they can handle. Some go ALL-IN, and some slowly work up to doing a bit more and a bit more. Each has their own experience.

And those who are willing to REALLY FOCUS on investing their faith and energy into spiritual practice are now seeing extraordinary results.

Anyone who really dives into the work at the level of the mind usually sees substantial results pretty quickly. Those who stick to it with real willingness and developing faith are rewarded with shifting that unworthiness into a feeling of success and building momentum.

Building momentum is such a powerful feeling.

Many are afraid to go for it because they’ve crashed and burned in the past – but the thing is, Spirit cannot fail – so this isn’t the same as working some other program like a weight loss program or a college program or something external. This is all internal work.

I find it so exciting to be able to talk with these beautiful souls and share their Joy and celebration. Miracles are happening. Real people experiencing real miracles and proving it to themselves: Spirit works for us, is never against us, and when one is lifted, all rise!

They see their family members are also getting inspired and shifting. That’s a powerful demonstration of the One Mind, and when you see it actually happening in you and around you, and in the people you’re closest to or who are most important to you, then it’s a great help in the realization of the One Mind, one life.

If you knew you would succeed, what would you wish for the strength to go for?

Please tell us and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing and inspire each other! Thank you!

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Healing Practices – Breath

Friday, September 20th, 2019

What I’ve really come to love about the spiritual approach to life is that every day, every hour, every moment can be a part of our spiritual practice. I used to feel this was a burden. I couldn’t bring myself to pay attention ALL of the time – that was too much to ask of myself. It felt so burdensome.

The burden was in the judgments I had against myself, not in the actual practices. By releasing more and more judgments, I was able to make my spiritual practice more and more easeful and graceful, and that has blessed my whole life. Now, I can be grateful for each opportunity I can find to turn whatever I’m doing into spiritual practice.

One very beneficial way we can increase our vitality is through breathing consciously. This is one of the things that my kundalini yoga practice has taught me. If I sense myself getting tense, I turn to deep breathing. This is something anyone who has the ability can do without cost at anytime.

Here are the benefits of long, deep breathing:

  • Long deep breathing relaxes and calms you due to its influence on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Increases the flow of prana.
  • Reduces and prevents the build-up of toxins in the lungs by encouraging the clearing of the small air sacs (alveoli).
  • Stimulates the brain chemicals (endorphins) that help fight depression.
  • Brings the brain to a new level of alertness.
  • Pumps the spinal fluid to the brain, giving greater energy.
  • Stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete, thus enhancing the intuition.
  • Filling the lungs to capacity revitalizes and re-adjusts the magnetic field.
  • Cleanses the blood.
  • Regulates the body’s pH balance which affects the ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Energizes and increases vitality.
  • Aids in releasing blockages in meridian energy flow.
  • Activates and clears the nerve channels.
  • Aids in speeding up emotional and physical healing.
  • Aids in breaking subconscious habit patterns such as insecurities and fears.
  • Aids in fighting addictions.
  • Re-channels previous mental conditioning on pain so as to reduce or eliminate pain.
  • Gives the capacity to manage negativity and emotions, supporting clarity, cool-­headedness, and patience.

That’s a LOT of benefits!!!

There are some healing techniques that you can use, and you can read about them here

I urge you to become a “breath expert.”

One thing I do almost every day is to practice long deep breathing white light meditation lying down in bed first thing in the morning. I usually wake, go to the restroom, wash out my mouth (I use a tongue scraper) and go back and lie down for about 10 to 20 minutes of deep breathing while lying down using an abdominal breath.

Breathing slowly and deeply, I start by fully exhaling. Be sure to exhale fully and get that old stale air out, bring in that fresh new air. It’s even better if you can step outside for a couple of minutes and do the long deep breathing.

Inhale filling first the belly, then expanding the chest, and lastly lifting the upper ribs and clavicle. The exhale is the reverse: first the upper deflates, then the middle, and finally the abdomen pulls in and up to fully exhale, as the belly pulls back toward the spine.

While I’m practicing this deep breathing, I’m visualizing myself filled and surrounded with golden white Light, and I make I AM statements of positive affirmation. “I AM the Purity of Love.” Is a favorite. “I AM the Light of the world.” “I am an eternal being of Infinite Love.” You can find the ones that resonate most for you.

It’s a simple practice that starts each day with Self-Love and Self-care, and all those benefits in the list above!! WOWZER!

Some people cannot breathe deeply. I’ve had friends who had major issues with their lungs, and breathing deeply is not something they can easily do. We can consciously send Love and Light to anyone having difficulty breathing while we’re breathing deeply, and that becomes an added bonus in our spiritual practice. We don’t have to think of anyone in particular.

Let all beings find ease and grace in their breath.

Have you practiced long deep breathing and know the benefits? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing and inspire each other! Thank you!

 

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Relationship Helper

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Haven’t we had enough of feeling like a failure? I sure have!

One of the greatest relationship helpers I know of is patience. A Course in Miracles, as well as other spiritual paths, tell us that relationship is the fastest path to our waking up. That’s because all relationships require us to release attachments to how we like things and how we don’t like things. Our loved ones teach us to have compassion. Without compassion, relationship is impossible.

I remember that, for much of my life, my biggest problem was my attachments to my opinions about what was good and what was not. I let my attachments to those opinions poison some really valuable relationships. It caused a HUGE amount of drama in my life. I caused myself great pain and suffering, and I inflicted it on others as well.

The way out of all that suffering was to forgive myself. I had to let go of my self-attack thoughts and replace them with self-compassion.

It’s a great relationship helper to realize that giving up the attachments will bring the Peace.

Being right about our opinions will bring no Peace. Being right brings the smallest temporary satisfaction, followed by more guilt – even if we don’t realize it.

We can help our relationships be more loving and more intimate by practicing giving up attachments to our opinions on the littlest things. In this way, we can make every day a victory day. Any little victory I can have over the ego personality is a great victory. I am grateful for each and every one of them. They add up!!

This is how we can undo feeling like a failure all day long! Truly, it works!

When we have a victory over our opinions and attachments, we are lessening the sense of unworthiness that can keep us investing time, energy, and money in all kinds of things that aren’t worthwhile. It’s a RELIEF!

It’s also a blessing that we CAN be successful each day if we choose to take the opportunities that are there for us. Each victory is one we share with all beings. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

Can you think of an attachment you gave up that improved your relationship? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!

 

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Conquering Unworthiness – Part 2

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Thank you to all of the people who have let me know how much they appreciated my podcast last week and the worksheet. You can still get that WORTHINESS worksheet if you’re interested.

It’s really worth doing if unworthiness is your issue.

Since unworthiness is not our natural state, and it’s completely predicated on false beliefs, we CAN have a healing and faster than we think. I encourage you to go for it and stop the struggle. Don’t let it go on for one more day.

My intention in my podcast last week and this week is to inspire you to actually do the work so you can bring on your healing breakthrough.

YOU are so worth it. WE ALL ARE!

What’s so cool is that when one person is lifted up we’re all lifted up. We CAN lift each other up. That’s what I see in my spiritual community at the Power of Love Ministry – we inspire each other to do the work.

When we INTEND that others will be inspired and healed BECAUSE we share the same mind, it’s powerful. A Course in Miracles teaches us to change our mind about the world in order to see things in the world change and it really does work.

Because I feel worthy, I’m inviting your healing prayers today.

I’ve got a cold that is moving on through! Thank you!

Do you ever feel defeated because you’re perpetuating your own unworthiness and you know it? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!

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It’s Breakthrough Time!

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Have you noticed the energy shifting all around you, as well as in you? I sure have. What I see is that the people who have a small amount of willingness are using that to create an opening in their heart and their mind to find an even greater willingness, and they are seeing real results from it.

And then there are the folks who are in the place of believing they aren’t worthy of the good in life, and that they’re so unworthy that they don’t believe the healing can happen for them.

I used to feel so strongly that things work for others, but not for me, and so, “Why bother?” Can you relate?

I continued listening to audios, and reading books, and going to spiritual events without really committing to do the deep work. I continued feeling that the true healing and awakening I was after was elusive.

I didn’t realize that the reason it was elusive was because of my own resistance to make the commitment to doing the inner work necessary. It requires the willingness to overcome the fear to look within – and that fear is STRONG, but it has no power unless we give it power. It dissolves when we join together with others to look together. I love that about spiritual community.

I remember working with a counseling client who doubted the possibility of having real results. I said “If I could guarantee you that Fed-Ex would deliver your perfect healing on a day one year from now, would you accept it?”

She said she would receive it, yes.

I said, “Alright then, let’s work together in faith. Now, if you will take the stand that YOU know your healing will be delivered – even though you don’t know what it will look like – how would you like to focus your energy for the next year?”

You see, without faith she would spend the next year worrying and stressing about NOT HAVING the healing. But if she was willing to believe that the healing was guaranteed, she wouldn’t be worrying and stressing.

AND she wouldn’t be pushing the healing away. When we doubt, we are pushing the results we’d like away. And, deep down, it’s about our worthiness. That’s ALL it’s about. In ALL cases. All our doubt about Spirit is really self-doubt projected onto God.

We can’t be welcoming our good at the same time as we’re doubting it’s happening. Those are two opposing thoughts.

Just last weekend I did my Recovery From Sexual Abuse retreat, and it was one of the VERY BEST things I’ve ever done. Here’s why it was so great:

All of the participants were ALL-IN for their healing. They had GREAT willingness, even though they were anxious about doing the inner work.

They definitely had the fear to look within, but they were so willing to have a breakthrough.

These beautiful women in the photo above, Paula, Elizabeth, Kelly and Suzi, have SO MUCH COURAGE! They are to be applauded. They knew they were doing this inner work for everyone and not just themselves. They let go of so much and it was inspiring to be a part of it.

I wish there were some way I could inspire everyone to be willing to do the inner work and set themselves free. It’s the reason why I like to do the classes and retreats I do – working together it’s joyful and easier. Last weekend we had a lot of laughs, and everyone agreed that they had fun.

What is the healing that you would welcome and could welcome if you were willing to have faith and trust?

Faith and trust are the big issues we work on in my Finding Freedom From Fear boot camp. I’m going to offer it again in October, and if you’re interested in participating and would like to learn more please click here now to let me know.

LIVING the A Course in Miracles Lessons, walking the talk and living the Love, that’s where the healing is generated from. It ripples throughout our life and brings us the miraculous healing that seems so elusive. If you’d like to some inspiration, check out my podcast. I have have been told by many people that this episode has been very helpful to them: Hidden Ways We Avoid Healing – click here to listen and/or get the transcript. You can also search for any other topic you like.

Yes, it does take a great willingness to move through things quickly AND it’s so gratifying! We’re demonstrating the power of Love to heal our minds and our lives, and every problem we think we have. When we prove God works in our life, our faith is strong!

Let’s make the most of every opportunity for our healing and awakening, and remember to laugh when we forget. Every day I offer “My Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Please pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Bringing On A Breakthrough. We use technology to transcend time and space, and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

We’re all on a journey of developing trust and faith, and there’s so much help for us in the invisible. We’re never alone. I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds.

Together we’re answering our call to BE the Love.

YES!

Have you had a breakthrough in trust and faith lately? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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Along the Extra Mile

Friday, September 13th, 2019

I’ve learned that praying for awakening is a really smart thing to do. Praying to let go of the past is a brilliant strategy for making life more peaceful. Praying for greater willingness to choose Love increases happiness TREMENDOUSLY.

Of course, if we aren’t willing to follow our guidance, then the answered prayer eludes us.

And then, we feel like Spirit isn’t there for us.

What’s really going on is, we’re not available because we think things need to be the way we think they should be – or we’re focused on our grievances.

Recently, I heard someone saying that they understood that “Pain is a wrong perspective” as A Course in Miracles says it is, but then what? What do we do when we’re in pain?

We recognize that the cause of the pain is not what we think it is. We’re never upset for the reason we think. That’s ACIM Lesson #5.

We can have the courage to realize we’re upset because we’re believing that God has left the building, and we’re on our own and separate. What we think we see as proof on the screen of life is actually our projection.

These teachings are just words until we’re willing to practice them.

Doing the actual practice is where the rubber meets the road, and we can actually get some traction.

As Wayne Dyer said (and I don’t know if he was first to say it) “It’s never crowded along the extra mile.” This is SO true. Lots of people will read books and listen to audios. That’s easy.

Doing the actual healing work is not easy. It’s not. It’s often intensely challenging, and that’s why the extra mile isn’t crowded.

Each one of us has to find the courage within ourselves to go from just talking about spirituality and collecting more information to actually having a spiritual practice that works. And that’s why I put my focus on the practice and supporting people in having an EFFECTIVE spiritual practice.

It’s so discouraging to be a spiritual student for years and years without much benefit. We’re capable of much more. Yet, it does take courage.

I’ve seen people with real courage having amazing results – blessing their families and their co-workers. That’s being TRULY helpful. It’s exciting. It’s a relief!

Do you have an effective spiritual practice? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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