Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category

Rest Comes From Waking

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

One of my favorite A Course in Miracles quotes is “Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.” I’m certainly proving it this week. I’m participating in a weeklong program of sacred chanting with Snatam Kaur and it goes from 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m. each day – I still have my full time job, teaching, writing and running the ministry, so I’ve been going to bed about 12:30 a.m. and getting up at 5:30. Not quite enough sleep for this girl.

Yet, because of the hours and hours of sacred chanting, I’m feeling great, a little tired, but not exhausted at all. I feel inspired and energized!

That’s the thing about spiritual practice – it has SO MANY benefits.

  • Spiritual practice saves time by averting forgiveness lessons.
  • Spiritual practice opens us to more efficient and effective uses of our time.
  • Spiritual practice aligns us with our answered prayer. and that brings ease and grace to our life.
  • Spiritual practice undoes the false beliefs that cause so much suffering.
  • Spiritual practice heals us on a cellular level.

And those are just a few of the things that come to mind immediately.

So why don’t we invest more in spiritual practice and less in the things we think will make us happy?

What do you feel about this? Please tell me about it in the comments below!

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Ultimate Escape Room

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Last night in our Masterful Living class the topic of escape rooms came up. I realized that the ego thought system, this life on earth as an ego identified person is the ULTIMATE escape room experience. In case you don’t know, an escape room is a live­‐action team­‐based game where players cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to progress and accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. It sounds like fun when you know it’s a game.

However, when it’s our life and we feel we’re not making any progress, then it’s just frustrating.

Sometimes it feels like we’re trapped in cycles of the same repeating patterns – and we are. It’s our decisions about ourselves, life, relationship, God, etc. coming up again and again for healing. It can feel demoralizing to have the same arguments and upsets. I remember it all too well and I am so glad that the teachings of A Course in Miracles work!

The number one tool that we have to escape the traps of the ego is forgiveness.

This is why I feel it’s so important that we focus on forgiveness. It’s the reason why I’m teaching people to teach forgiveness and I’m certifying them to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop. (You can learn about my teacher training & certification by clicking here.)

It’s hard to believe that forgiveness can really bring the benefits that it does. It’s hard to believe because people think forgiveness is something other than what it ACTUALLY is.

Forgiveness isn’t saying that what happened is okay.
Forgiveness is releasing the judgments we made about things.

Releasing the judgments has been the most challenging thing I’ve EVER done in my entire life, and that’s why I like to give people tools that really work so they can feel successful and experience tremendous healing. It really works when you work it!

Here’s a tip for letting the judgments go – it doesn’t matter if they’re about you or someone else – give them to Spirit for healing. Give them away, give them UP. Move out of managing and coping and call for a healing. Ask the angels for the maximum healing support. Don’t tell them what to do or how to do it, just ask for help. They know what to do. We just need to be willing.

I noticed just yesterday how a certain situation I’m in was filled with things that would have been intense triggers for me, and yet, I seem to be unbothered. What would have been unacceptable and bothersome is now completely acceptable – and I know that it’s not that the situation has changed, but that I’ve changed my mind about it.

If you’re studying ACIM and not experiencing miracles of healing, then maybe you’re not actually giving your problems and concerns to Spirit for healing – maybe you’re trying to figure it out on your own. Stop it, for God’s sake!

Let’s all escape the ultimate escape room. Let’s love ourselves free of all forms of suffering. Today’s the day!

Have you had a forgiveness miracle? Please tell me about it in the comments below!

 

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Making Spiritual Progress

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

My spiritual practice is a priority for me. It’s a priority because I’ve PROVEN that it brings results. A spiritual practice saves time, energy and money. I prove it every day. I see the folks in classes with me prove it every day, too.

The thing that I’ve proven is that spiritual practice eliminates the obstacles, worries, doubts, and fears in the mind that become manifest as problems that take time, energy, and money to resolve.

Spiritual practice is INCREDIBLY efficient at dissolving problems and concerns.

Spiritual practice actually gets out in front of the problems before they occur.

This inspires me so much! And it’s so much fun to see other people apply the same principles and get their own exceptional results.

Learning to have trust and faith is worth it for so many reasons. It makes life easier, more abundant and prosperous, more fun, and more grace-filled.

A spiritual practice without faith is kind of like a washing machine without water.

You can’t get much accomplished.

We’re going for more than just a happy dream, we’re going for awakening and being a living demonstration of the power of Love. For that, we must practice and become strong practitioners. Everything we need IS inside of us. It’s what we yearn for.

This is the reason I like to share simple tips and tools that actually bring HUGE life-changing results. I’m a magnet for them because I’m looking for them. I like to have it be easy.

Today and every day, Spirit goes before me, behind me and with me to make the way clear. I have a powerful partnership with the Higher Holy Spirit Self and we are getting things DONE!

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Peace Instead of This

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Can I just tell you how glad and grateful I am? I am so grateful that I can choose Peace instead of needing to be right, more and more and MORE! I’m not 100% yet, but I’m getting closer and I’m so grateful!

ANY time that I can choose to be compassionate instead of needing to be right or to work my will I feel victorious! I celebrate my win!

It’s really about deciding that Peace is more important.

We learn there’s no value to being right all the time. NO VALUE at all. There’s extraordinary value in being compassionate.

The more that I love myself and nurture myself, the more I am inclined to choose Peace instead of conflict.

All conflict in the world comes from thinking we’d like Peace but then not choosing it.

We say we love our loved ones, but then we’re mean, manipulative, uncaring, or disrespectful. Then we feel guilty. Then we feel bad. Then we feel angry about feeling bad and guilty because we know we did it to ourselves. And then, we punish them for making us feel this way, which just triggers more guilt because it’s not about them. We did it to ourselves.

It’s a cycle of punishment and acting out, and feeling guilty, bad, ashamed, resentful, regretful and on and on.

We interrupt the pattern by choosing Peace.

Peace is our natural state and we can remember it.

Life is loving us by triggering us so that we’ll get into the habit of choosing Peace and heal all the triggers.

Every trigger is a golden opportunity to choose again and choose Peace. We can learn to be grateful for the opportunity, and in that choice is our healing and the world’s.

Can you share an example of choosing Peace that inspires you?

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Not A Fake

Monday, August 19th, 2019

In my classes, I LOVE to help people cure that idea that they’re a spiritual fake. This was a big issue for me. You may recall that I was in pre-Practitioner classes at Agape for two years, followed by 2 years of Practitioner training, which was followed by five years of ministerial training. That’s nine years of training total.

It wasn’t until I was about seven years into my training that I no longer felt like a fake.

That’s how intense it was for me. In counseling many counselors, ministers and teachers, I’ve noticed that this feeling of being a fake is very common. I also know it can be completely healed, and it’s such a relief to let that feeling go.

Feeling like a fake is one of the many ways that the ego thought system seems to keep us playing small. It’s so easy to buy into this belief and keep it going. I have found that the majority of spiritual students secretly feel like a fake, and that just increases self-judgment and shame.

Enough!

Now is the time for us to rise UP in our awareness and release this belief to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. It’s time for us to stand in the Light of Love and be empowered as Light Workers for God and supporting others in doing the same.

Energizing the feeling of being a fake is not a good use of our time and energy. This feeling can be removed from us because it’s based in falsehood. It’s no part of us.

We can also rise to our great glory and shine forth as a healing presence. Let’s choose to be TRULY helpful and be about our Father’s business of awakening to the Light within!

No matter where we are in our spiritual development, we are not fakes.

We are the Real deal!

We are living the Love and walking the talk when we’re actively releasing the judgments and Partnering UP. We can do this!

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An Issue of Trust

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

It took me a very long time to consciously recognize that trust was a major issue for me. There are so many layers to it, and I’d like to break that down a bit today.

Trust issues show up in the most painful ways in our relationships.

We don’t trust other people, and then we have unloving and conditional relationships. Our relationships become co-dependent “let’s make a deal” special relationships that lead us to feeling deep depression, despair and worse. The worse part is that the ego interprets it all as PROOF of our inherent unworthiness and our fundamental badness.

It’s not proof of our being fundamentally bad.
It IS proof that we BELIEVE we’re fundamentally bad.
A Course in Miracles tells us we’re part of God. It tells us, LOVE is what we are.
We’re not bad. We’re perfect Love.

I used to constantly collect evidence of me being bad.

I did it through picking fights with people.
I did it through self-medicating and then feeling like a hopeless loser.
I did it through trying to manipulate and control others.

There were a thousand ways that I felt unworthy of Love, and as a result I was playing small.

Just think of it for a moment: Someone who aspires to be a minister, a spiritual teacher, a Spiritual Counselor who is, day in and day out, choosing judgmental attack thoughts, manipulation, resentment, blame and shame – that person is not going to feel worthy of helping others.

Deep in my awareness – you could call it unconscious – I was afraid to be successful. I was afraid to share my voice, because I didn’t want to hurt anyone. It felt better to self-sabotage and play small, and blame it on circumstances. Life was the problem, not my thinking, not my behavior, not me.

But deep down, I was 100% convinced it was my fundamental badness that had me playing small. I was terrified others would see it and I would suffer the shame and humiliation of everyone seeing the full extent of my fundamental badness.

I’m so glad for all of that now, because I don’t feel that way anymore, obviously, that’s why you’re probably reading this right now.

Now, what I can do is help people who would like to have a POWERFUL and SUCCESSFUL spiritual career to eliminate their false beliefs that have them playing small. We can all rise together on this tide of Love.

When I talk with the beautiful folks in my year long course, Masterful Living, they often tell me that trust is a core issue. It makes sense. The same was true for me. This is why in the ACIM Manual for Teachers, in Chapter 4, The Characteristics of God’s Teachers we’re told very clearly that Trust is the #1 characteristic of God’s teachers.

Trust is the bedrock and foundation for undoing the ego identification and restoring to our natural state.

So, we must take the development of trust as our most important priority. And that section in Chapter 4 of the Manual for Teachers is something I recommend to the people in my classes. I invite them to read it once a day for a week and then once a week thereafter. It’s so helpful!

When we say we believe that being honest and trustworthy is important, but then we don’t keep our agreements with ourselves, we don’t feel worthy of trust and Love. It’s that simple.

If we say we’re going to workout tomorrow, call that person later, not have anymore of the brownies, get up early, or whatever it is and then we don’t, we don’t feel trustworthy. And then, you know what we do? We label it bad and wrong, and it becomes more fuel for the funeral pyre of self-hatred. And many of us take all that judgement, roll it up into a ball and throw it at someone else – like the president – and we take all of our self-hatred out on them.

And all that does is delay our healing and happiness.
I had enough of that. I couldn’t stand playing small anymore.
I decided to PROVE that these teachings work and apply them as much as I possibly could.
I decided to REALLY LIVE A Course in Miracles and not just talk about it.

Practicing these lessons daily, walking the talk and living the Love, that’s where the trust and faith are generated from. It ripples throughout my life and brings me happiness each day. If you’d like to some inspiration, check out my podcast episode: Development of Trust. It’s all about healing our trust issues.

My experience of being more and more successful as a spiritual teacher and minister is 100% directly in relationship to my ability to live these teachings, and to have trust and faith. Now, I am so blessed. Just the other day I was crying happy grateful tears because my dream of supporting others in following their passion to be successful teachers and Spiritual Counselors is being realized. It’s happening! The counselors are being so helpful, their clients love them and they’re offering classes that are overflowing. Spirit is in charge, and we’re following, because we trust.

Once again, we’re proving that Spirit cannot fail. Only ego fails and ego ALWAYS fails, Spirit never does.

What would your life look like with more trust and faith in Spirit? Would you like to have a lot more successes?

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, 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 there is so much help for us in the invisible. We are 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 truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

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I Get It

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

One time I was on a 10-day silent meditation Vipassana retreat. I was sharing a bunk room with 11 other women. One of the women was having a particularly tough time. Sometimes I could hear her crying in our room.

On a Vipassana retreat, you’re not supposed to look at other people or communicate with them, but I felt so strongly to communicate some hope to this woman. At lunch, I could see she was miserable sitting at the next table over. I stared at her until she looked at me, and then I winked at her – to let her know, she’s going to get through this and that things are going to be okay.

Later, she said it meant a lot to her. Intention is everything.

It’s quite disarming to be able to say to someone who is in a bad mood, “I can see it’s a tough day for you. I can so relate.”

We don’t have to change them, or fix them, or heal them, or do anything other than just say, “I can relate.” In that simple statement, there’s non-judgment, and compassion. It makes a difference.

We don’t need to give any advice. In fact, advice is often just veiled judgment.

It often means SO MUCH to be able to just communicate:

I get it. It’s tough sometimes.

You’ll get through this. You’re not a loser.

Those are the words I would have LOVED to have heard a million times. Can you think of someone you could reach out to today and send a simple message of compassion? Not sympathy, not empathy, just a simple:

I get it. I’m thinking of you. You’ll get through this.

Let’s extend the Love today and send Love all around the world!

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Bad Hope

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Have you ever wished for something bad to happen? It could be to another person or to yourself. Okay, this may sound crazy to you, but I’ve known many people, including myself, who have, at times, wished for bad things to happen.

Wishing bad things to happen to someone else is more understandable for most people than wishing bad things to happen to themselves. Wishing bad things on anyone is wishing for a punishment. And that’s one of the key components of the ego thought system.

The ego thought system is one of sin and punishment.

When people don’t like something someone’s done, they jump on the punishment bandwagon. People talk about punishment as a deterrent, but it really doesn’t work.

Punishment is for those who blame and shame.

You may not realize it, because we often don’t wish to see it, but many people punish themselves and punish others as a way of trying to handle how vulnerable and powerless they feel. There are many subtle ways that people punish themselves and others.

Hoping something bad happens to themselves, people are often looking to get some kind of justification for feeling like a victim or even to punish others. When I was much younger, I definitely saw myself wishing for bad things to happen to me so that others would feel bad, that it was their fault.

Some people try to hurt their loved ones by hurting themselves. It’s definitely insane. And that’s what the ego is, pure insanity.

People feel unworthy of Love, and sometimes they wish for something bad to happen to them so that people will have sympathy for them. They feel it’s the only way they can get attention or kindness. It never feels good, but to some, it’s better than no attention all.

Wishing punishment on others only intensifies the guilt we feel, and then we feel we deserve to be punished. It’s a destructive cycle we can break out of by being aware and practicing kindness.

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has said that his religion is kindness. That really resonates with me. I aspire to be kind always, and I am getting closer every day. When we’re forgiving ourselves and others, we’re practicing the ultimate kindness.

Forgiveness leads to compassion, and that is Love. It’s liberating.

In our current political climate, I’ve heard people wishing for economic hard times because they believe then the current president wouldn’t be reelected. I get that, but it’s not what I wish for. I wish for Love and kindness to be valued. I pray that truth is revealed and Love prevails. I feel it happening, and so I don’t even need to hope for good. I know it is happening now. Healing is happening now. Truth is being revealed now. Love will prevail.

Have you had a time when you wished for something bad to happen to someone or to yourself? Have you forgiven yourself? If not, there’s no time like the present! Please share in the comments below!

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Love is Our Protector

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

I had an experience yesterday that surprised me. I’m sure you’ve had experiences like this, too. I was going down a staircase, to the landing when I misstepped – I missed the bottom step and I fell forward on to the concrete floor.

As I was falling, with real momentum, I had the sense that this was going to be bad. I had my phone in my hand and it slapped the floor face down as I hit the ground. I landed on my hands and knees, and for a minute I was in shock.

I fully expected that I would have broken a hand, a wrist, an elbow, a knee. But no. I hardly had any pain at all. A little scrape on each of my palms and an elbow. I couldn’t believe nothing was broken, and my phone wasn’t damaged at all. It was almost as if the cement had softened to absorb the blow – which I absolutely believe is possible. That IS how Spirit works, and I’ve experienced it before.

I truly couldn’t believe that I wasn’t seriously injured. It didn’t make sense from my logical mind.

A Course in Miracles helps us to understand that Love is our protector.

I practice being loving and compassionate every day, all day. I lapse, and then I begin again, and I do feel that is the reason why I wasn’t injured. I didn’t need extra practice of self-forgiveness because I’m actively practicing each day.

I sense that had I not been so actively practicing, I might have been injured. It’s hard to know for sure. Of course, it is. I don’t know what anything is for.

However, I am truly grateful that I got up without pain or injury of any consequence. Truly grateful! I feel blessed and grateful.

Have you had a miraculous experience like the one I had? Please share in the comments below!

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No More Guilt

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

One of the things I aspire to is to stop saying or doing anything to make others feel guilty and ashamed.  It’s really important to me.  The more I look at this, the more I see how insidious it is in our thinking.  Many people are like me, we’ve been doing it so long and so often we don’t even realize what we’re doing.

It’s things like this:

“I’ve been working all day for this family, and what have you done?  You haven’t done anything.  I ask for one little thing and you can’t even do that.”

It’s all shame, guilt and blame laid on with a voice that has a tone.

It’s designed to make the other person feel guilty and ashamed in order to motivate them.

Yes, of course we can motivate people with shame and guilt – but it’s not kind.  It’s the method of a person who feels powerless because they’re not living from their heart.

I don’t want to be that anymore.

I’d like to inspire people with Love.

One thing I’ve been practicing for years is to give up comparing myself to others.  No one has to do things the way I do them.  They can do them the way that works for them.  Some will be better at some things than I am and some may not be as adept as I am.  It’s not important or even possible for all of us to do the same things in the same way.

I used to think I knew what was best.  I was constantly judging what others were doing and comparing myself to them.  I generated so much unhappiness for myself by laying guilt and shame on others for not measuring up.

These are classic ego patterns.  They’ve got to go.  They have no place in our life of LOVE.

We set our intention to break the habits of laying guilt and shame on others to manipulate them to do our bidding and meet our standards.

Life really is MUCH better in EVERY way when we relax and lead with LOVE.  

That’s my goal and I’m sticking to it.  Will you join me?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Ascended Masters & ACIM

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

One of the greatest gifts of my life is that realization that there are angels and Ascended Masters that I can call upon for support.  And they are REALLY there!

I am so glad that I learned this, because I wasn’t raised with any religion at all. So I really came to have my own experiences, which taught me that angels are real and Ascended Masters are able to help us so much, if we’re willing.

Even though ACIM is channeled through Jesus to Helen Schucman, some people don’t really think of Jesus as being there for us.  He is, and He’d like us to know it and call upon Him more and more.

I have never been let down by angels and Ascended Masters.

They always answer the call.  They have no reason not to.

We can ask for more and more guidance, and our job is to be willing to receive it.  We are already worthy – we don’t have to earn it.

I ask for help in choosing the highest and best. I ask for assistance in letting things go.  I ask for support in valuing the truth more than my opinion.

I don’t ask for them to deliver things to me, as I am not a worshiper of things.  I ask for their assistance in bringing heaven to Earth, in being my very best, and in relinquishing all blocks to Love.

Would you like to share your experiences with angels and masters?  Please make a comment below!

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Peaceful No Matter What

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Well, another day, another travel mix up. Yesterday, I was supposed to fly to Asheville, NC from Boston airport and I missed my flight because I was looking for parking and couldn’t find it. Life!

So, this morning I’m on a flight – having to leave the hotel I booked at 4am for a 5:30am flight. Life!

I can feel that these travel mix-ups that sometimes happen are some kind of karmic opportunity for healing. Like it says in ACIM, I don’t know what anything is for. Not really, and not for sure, but nonetheless, I can count on everything working together for my good.

When I missed my flight, I was able to rebook. Instead of it taking me 4 hours to travel, now it’s going to take me about 12 hours. I guess I’ll get to make prayers and bless all the folks along the way. And the real bonus is I get to get up at 3:30am.

Traveling and running into the occasional rerouting, and other issues, is just part of life. More and more I’m getting good at just going with the flow.

Sure, I don’t really feel like getting up at 3:30 to catch a flight, but it’s what’s happening, so why complain? Why let it bother me?

There are plenty of things that I do let bother me. I’m working to have there be fewer and fewer – not because the things aren’t occurring, but because I can see Peace instead of whatever’s occurring.

I am extremely interested in seeing Peace at all times.

I used to live in an experience where much of life was difficult, disappointing, or difficult. Now, I’m aware that it’s my mind that chooses what I’d like to experience.

Taking responsibility for my life experiences, and actively choosing what I’d like to see, and choosing that which I enjoy, rather than what I don’t. I can be happy, harmonious and at ease, regardless of what’s going on. And that, in itself, is such a teacher.

All healing does occur at the level of the mind.

We have to be willing to hold what we’d like to experience in our minds and stop thinking about what we don’t want to experience.

Regardless of the side tracks life takes me on, I can decide to be happy. I can make the lemonade out of the lemons. And I really like that about life. It’s a relief that when unexpected things seem to thwart my plans, I can still be happy. Actually a real, relief.

I aspire to be peaceful no matter what.

And I believe it’s possible to get there!

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Victimhood

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Everyone’s spiritual journey has aspects of the story in The Karate Kid.  There are no exceptions.  It will seem like we have done so much “waxing on and off” and “sanding the floor” that we’re bone tired and beyond.  It’s as if we’re sore from it.

We don’t understand, why is this happening to me?  It feels SO painful.

The key to understanding is in realizing that the pain comes not from the repetitive movement, but from thinking the repetition is pointless.  Or, that we don’t want to do it.

Those are two thoughts that become pain points.
Contemplate these and see where in your life you might be thinking them:

“This is pointless.”
“I don’t want to do this.”

The more we believe it, the more painful it feels.

There comes a moment in our spiritual maturity when we realize that ruminating about “I don’t like this,” and “It’s not fair” and “Why me?” and “I hate this” and “This is so hard” is all just water off a duck’s back.  It becomes noise in the background that we can filter out and rise above to where we hear the Higher Holy Spirit Self communicating to us every moment.

Finally, I realized:
I have to actually BE willing – not just say it.
I AM that I AM is answering my prayer.  Allow it.  Receive it.  Be it.

We are being carved and sculpted by a Master Artist who makes no mistakes EVER.

Let’s affirm:
I am being lifted.
I am being carried.
I am being nurtured.
I am being taught.
I am being healed.

Consider this:
The ego can be like the sound of a whiny child.  The relentlessness of an unhappy child and the sound of the whine can wear us down, if we’re willing to let it.

If we let our mind settle for “I don’t like it,” our mind will wear us down to where we have no patience or kindness left.

Then we may yell and threaten the child to stop whining.  We may display our anger to frighten the child into stopping.  We may pout, and punish, and withhold Love to manipulate the child to stop.  Trying to make the child feel bad, wrong and guilty is a method many use.

What’s the whining for?
To help us find our heart of compassion.
Sometimes we fail.
Sometimes we succeed.
When we fail, we start again.
When we succeed, we can rejoice and learn.

When we align with our Higher Holy Spirit Self, the child itself will stop whining because through that alignment with the higher vibration, the honest feeling that “All is well” will emerge.

I practice this on planes.  A baby starts crying, and I can feel the ripple through plane of people thinking “Oh, no!  Don’t let that baby keep crying.  Make it stop!”  I used to feel that way.

Now, I call to the angels to support the baby and the parents, and to let Peace fill the entire plane and all of our minds.  I work with the Violet Flame, and it’s remarkable how quickly the baby is comforted.  It happens in moments.

When we align with the Higher Holy Spirit Self then all IS in alignment with Love itself.

How would I like to live?
I decide.
I AM the decider – even if I think I’m not.  Even if I feel like a victim, I am still the one who decides that I’m being victimized.  I can choose again.

Sometimes I get flashes of a future time, looking back at today and evaluating the choices I am making now.  Those little flashes feel like my Higher Holy Spirit Self reminding me to choose higher, to look for a more loving choice, and to reach for something more helpful.

Nothing is wasted.
Spirit uses everything to bless us.
Still, we can move into our awakening faster by being more willing to answer the call today, rather than put it off till tomorrow.
This little clip from The Karate Kid is such a good reminder that there is a Master Teacher, nothing is pointless, and we can complain and make ourselves miserable or we can trust our teacher and declare our willingness to be awake and aware.  Now is the time we get to decide.  Right now.
This has so completely changed my life!  It thrills me to be able to share it!  We can change our minds and set ourselves free.  Suffering is optional.  PHEW!

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.  Pray with me today.  We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice, and connect with each other.  Our spiritual practice is our direct path of liberation, and that’s beautiful to share!

 
We’re all on a journey of relinquishing the blocks to Love and there is so much help for us in the invisible.  We are 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 truly are answering our call to BE the Love.  YES!  
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If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

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Life is Worth Celebrating

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Life is filled with so many twists and turns. Sometimes it seems unbearably hard, and other times it can be so beautiful that it makes you cry. I’ve learned to celebrate the little things – and there are a LOT of them for us to celebrate!

I remember once when a friend was a finalist in a job opportunity that meant a lot to them. I suggested that we celebrate just being considered in the top group of applicants and making it to the finals. My friend got really upset with me, as though somehow celebrating this accomplishment was crazy and unthinkable. It was a very strong reaction.

I backed off immediately, but I was surprised that the idea of celebrating a really noteworthy occurrence would be threatening. I get it now. People often have a strong resistance to celebrating the good in life. We barely even notice some of the greatest gifts we’re given.

I have an amazing ability to fall asleep so quickly 99 days out of 100. I have to say all my prayers sitting up, before bed. I get into bed and start to pray, and I’m usually out like a light in 60 seconds. I usually sleep until it’s time to wake up, maybe a quick trip to the bathroom in the night if I had a lot to drink before bed.

I have great digestion. I can breathe easily. I rarely get sick. I don’t find myself threatened very often. I can’t remember how long it’s been since I had a nightmare. I vaguely recall something weird, but nothing terrifying. I don’t worry.

These are all blessings.

I celebrate them.

I am SO GRATEFUL for these things.

I can celebrate that I don’t own a blow dryer and can just let my hair dry naturally and it’s always good enough. These little things are so worth celebrating. They make a difference in the quality of my life.

I don’t like the sound of a blow dryer. It’s like take a leaf blower to your head. It unnerves me, and fortunately I don’t need to use one. I can go outside in the winter with a wet head of hair and feel unthreatened.

When we celebrate the good and give thanks for it, it multiplies the good.
And that’s another reason to celebrate!

I have a few sweet days with friends at Sat Nam Fest, and although I’m not on vacation, I am working a full day each day, I can take time to enjoy my friends on breaks and that’s worth celebrating!

What are you grateful for that you don’t normally celebrate, but could! Let’s brainstorm together and see what we can come up with. More of life to celebrate. Please share!

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If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

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I Choose Peace

Friday, August 9th, 2019

One of the most challenging and frustrating patterns I’ve experience in my lifetime is the one where I was constantly picking fights with people. It could be “big deal” upsets or minor annoyances. I was so critical and a chronic complainer. I was a fault-finder. It’s such a relief to move out of that pattern. Now, I really will go to lengths to resolve things rather than be in an argument with someone. I use to run to conflict, and now I’m just not interested.

I can see that the shift in my mind comes from realizing there is no “other.” I’m One with each person I encounter. Just as I’m interested in having Harmony with myself, I’m interested in having Harmony with everyone else. I’d like Harmony in my cellular structure as well as in my relationships.

When there is no “other”, there’s no one to fight with. That’s a great relief, if you’re willing to see it! Most people are actually making up the fight and projecting it outward.

I love so much the A Course in Miracles lesson #25: I do not know what anything is for.

I’ve given everything I see all the meaning that it has for me. When I’m upset, I’ve done it to myself. When I’m not making meaning anymore, I’m at Peace.

I’d rather choose Peace. I really like Peace.

When I can stand in the not knowing what anything is for, there’s nothing to be offended by or hurt by.

Releasing the habit of making meaning, judging, and complaining is so worthwhile! I’m surprised it’s not more popular!

Imagine this: I used to be the queen of taking offense. All I was doing was upsetting myself, firing up my adrenals and making myself miserable – and all for what? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. A war with myself that cannot be won!

Imagine waging war on yourself. That’s what I used to do. It’s very popular, but it has no actual benefits. It does, however, use up our life and occupy our attention. It’s a good way to avoid actually sharing your gifts and talents.

For the longest time, I didn’t see I had a choice. What a breakthrough to realize being upset is optional!

What is the judgment or opinion that used to haunt you and that you’ve been able to free yourself of? What difference did it make in your life? Please share! I’m so interested in knowing.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

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Bring the Light

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Today I am waking up in Lenox, Massachusetts where I’m attending the Sat Nam Yoga Festival for kundalini yoga, and I feel blessed to once again be among my kundalini yoga friends and tribe. I have different tribes of friends in different places because of all the different communities I visit each year.

In our Masterful Living Year 3 Class yesterday, one of the things we were talking about is discipline as an initiation. In order to live as a master, we must first be a disciple, and that absolutely requires discipline. And the most healing discipline is one of Self-Love and self-care.

I love the kundalini practices because it’s an opportunity to heal and help the body while working with the mind. It’s the perfect complement to our A Course in Miracles studies.

I have a different experience of the discipline of kundalini yoga here at Sat Nam Fest, because I’m not on vacation and all of my friends are. I’m still working, teaching, writing and managing the Power of Love Ministry, which is my first love and my choice. There’s nothing I’d rather do then be a part of this global ministry community.

With each passing year, I feel how far and wide the love is spreading. Parents telling me that when they’re challenged, their children say, “What would Jennifer say?” They’re listening to prayers together. Married couples are  listening to the podcast of my radio show together. I had no vision for that when I started out teaching. Spirit is leading us all.

What I love that I can see and feel every day is that by participating and practicing together we’re growing strong, and quickly, too. The folks that I was speaking with in Masterful Living Year 3 yesterday have accomplished far more than I had in the same amount of time.

Each year, I witness those who come into Finding Freedom From Fear class and Masterful Living, when they apply it, they bloom and blossom LIGHT YEARS faster than I did. Was my despair, meanness, anger, fear, and hurt any worse than theirs, or is it the collective healing experience is much more healing?

It’s one thing to read spiritual books and listen to spiritual talks, and it’s an entirely different thing to practice it.

The two are related, but they bring very different results.

I’m so glad I managed to get out of my head and into my heart. I cannot even imagine what my life would be had I not made the leap.

One of the biggest challenges for some people is crossing over the ocean of regret and guilt for what they feel is a wasted life. I would have that, but Spirit shows me every day how I can use what I learned in those dark times to BE and bring the Light now. It’s bringing benefit to all beings, because we are of one mind.

Please share with me, tell me in the comments below how you are taking something you learned from your dark days and using it to BE and bring the Light now? I really would like to know!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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Rising Above the Upset

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Sometimes the illusion gets me. I just learned that 1st grade students – I was 5 years old in 1st grade – are having to rehearse being dead so that they can be prepared for a potential shooter in their school.

Last week on the news I was listening to a teacher of very young kids having to work a second job because she doesn’t earn enough on her full-time job to support her family as a single mother. She has to work as an Uber driver, leaving her kids and family at nights and on the weekends. And at school every day, the kids that she teaches are poor kids who are asking her for food because they’re hungry.

And the richest people in the world own enough of our politicians to be able to pay less and less taxes. Our president brags about not paying taxes for years, just like he brags about being a billionaire.

Children in cages.
Guns in schools.

America doesn’t feel like it’s being “made great again.”

And sometimes I just burst into tears when I hear the voice of someone who is experiencing these things. I get caught in the illusion. I feel the cries of humanity, and I just get swept away for a moment.

I don’t allow myself to linger there. I remind myself that “Everything works together for good and there are no exceptions.”

I’ve learned not to stoke the fire of upset. It’s not helpful, and it’s not healing.

I don’t feel I’m inured to the pain and suffering of others, but I have come to learn that all of us sometimes choose to learn through suffering. I have, and so I can have compassion for it and not judge it.

If you get caught in the illusion, remember that we can be far more helpful holding the high watch and affirming the truth.

“Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”

We are part of a field of perfect Love and our perfection is intact always. We suffer only when we forget that.

I forgot for a moment, and I wept for those who cry. I’m having a human experience. That’s okay.

Others are having a human experience, and they are experiencing it as violent, racist, sexist, misogynist and more. We all choose our path. There’s nothing random, nothing that’s not part of our script.

For me, I’m focusing on moving into the highest possibilities of my script and helping others to do the same. When I get caught, I tell myself the truth. I pray. I give thanks for that which is eternal, infinite and always loving.

What do you do when you get caught in the illusion?

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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Applying Spiritual Methods for Healing

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

It’s one thing to study and read spiritual books, and it’s an entirely different matter to actually apply the healing tools in spiritual practice in our daily lives. When we apply what we learn, it shifts our life and leads to healing.

When I was studying to be a Science of Mind Practitioner, I made a case for increasing our study period from 2 years (after 2 years of prep work) to 3 years. I suggested adding an additional year to the studies where people could focus on having miraculous healing, not just learning how Spirit works but deeply diving into the application.

When you’ve experienced a miraculous healing, then it can change your frame of reference for what is possible. This is why I’m so oriented towards supporting people in having their own miraculous breakthroughs.

It helps us learn to trust. And we can use all the help we can get.

It’s important to realize that a miracle is a shift in consciousness – which only happens when we ALLOW it with our willingness. When the shift happens in the mind, then we see it in our life.

Miracles are natural, restorative and renewing.

Last night in Masterful Living we were talking about “hiring” the angels to help us. They work for free, but we can employ more of them. There are many unemployed angels who will walk with us and talk with us if we ask them to.

A Course in Miracles gives us a beautiful instruction on release of fear in the Workbook Lesson # 183

God’s Name can not be heard without response,

nor said without an echo in the mind

that calls you to remember.

Say His Name,

and you invite the angels

to surround the ground on which you stand,

and sing to you

as they spread out their wings to keep you safe,

and shelter you from every worldly thought

that would intrude upon your holiness.

If you ever feel afraid or anxious or even just plain annoyed, pause and call out God’s name. “God, help me!” And let the angels surround you, sing to you and spread out their wings to run interference between your mind and the ego thought system. It works! Try it and let me know your results!

TODAY’S PODCAST EPISODE: my topic is Applying Spiritual Methods for Healing. You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

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If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

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Safety

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Yesterday morning, when I turned on my phone and got a message about the 2nd mass shooting that took place on Saturday and the death toll, my heart sunk. For a moment, I had a flash – is it safe to be out in public in this country?

That flash of fear thinking is very unusual for me, and it had no resonance. But it let me know that a lot of people are feeling this way right now – it’s understandable.

I don’t feel safe around guns, and there are a lot of guns in this country.

For myself, I would not make it legal for someone to walk in off the street and purchase a gun that can kill a room full of people in seconds. No one needs that kind of gun, in my opinion. Yes, that’s my opinion.

A Course in Miracles Lesson #25 is so helpful to me. I just wrote about it in yesterday’s blog about Self-Love. “I do not know what anything is for.” Until I can see through all directions of time and space, I don’t know what ANYTHING is for, but sometimes I get hints.

What I see, in this world, is that things sometimes have to generate bigger and bigger difficulties, tragedies, sorrows, and suffering before good-hearted people will come together and say, “ENOUGH! We’ve reached our limit. This can no longer continue this way. I must do something. I must get involved.”

The most important thing that we can do, and it’s the bare minimum, is we can start eliminating judgments and attack thoughts directed at anyone, including ourselves, for any reason, and replace those thoughts with extending compassion.

Replace attack with compassion. If everyone did this, we would eliminate ALL problems. ALL problems would dissolve so quickly.

So, let’s make this the priority and demonstrate the difference that it makes in our lives to everyone we meet. Let us be the teachers Spirit intends us to be. Today’s the day!

With no attack thoughts and more compassion, all will feel safe. There will be no need to defend. And that will end this violence.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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Inspired to Self-Love

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

It seems like everywhere I turn the topic of Self-Love is coming up. Right now, I’m just coming off a 21-day liver cleanse that I can feel has been so beneficial to me. I feel so clear and bright. I’m remembering my dreams more clearly. I feel so calm and peaceful. It’s lovely. Perhaps because of having done this cleanse, an act of Self-Love, I’m more aware of the challenges many people face with Self-Love.

“I don’t even know what Self-Love means, Jennifer,” Is something I hear a lot. It makes sense. In a world where the #1 problem we have is that we feel unworthy because we believe we’re separate from Source, it makes perfect sense that people would have forgotten what Self-Love actually is.

Self-Love is Self-care, and by that I mean the care of our Higher Self. It’s the connection with the Higher Holy Spirit Self that is the most Self-loving thing that we can choose. Lack of connection brings a belief in lack of Love. There can be no lack of Love when Love is all there is. In our true reality Love is all, abundant, free, in and through all. How could there be any lack of Love?

But when we believe ourselves unworthy of Love, we’ll despise and deride ourselves, and then we will experience a great sense of lack and limitation of our own making.

We judge ourselves so much that we don’t feel worthy of Love – and yet Love is what we are. So, how can we heal this?

I’m all about a practical application of spiritual teachings and, in particular, A Course in Miracles. ACIM offers us so many ways to effectively be kind and loving to ourselves so that we can awaken from this dream of separation. Let’s look at some of them and decide to apply them in our lives.

Lesson 5 – I am never upset for the reason I think. This is so helpful to me, because it reminds me that I can just drop it if I’m willing. As someone who used to be upset A LOT, and who used to look for things to be upset about, this helped me to get out of that habit. Provoking myself and others to be upset is not Self-loving and leads to a miserable life. I’m not interested in that anymore! DONE!

Lesson 25 – I do not know what anything is for. Since I don’t know what anything is for, I’m probably not right about much and I can stop arguing and acting as if I am. Since I don’t know what anything is for, I can stop thinking I know what others should do, and that’s a big load off. Instead of going around trying to control everything, I can relax and enjoy life as it is. Life is not controllable, and trying to control it is the perfect recipe for misery.

Lesson 68 – Love holds no grievances.
I know that my nature is Love. God is Love and I am part of God. So, my opportunity is to teach only Love, since that is what I am. Therefore, I can’t be in tune with Life and hold grievances. I was a grudge holder for a long time. All it did was suck the life out of my life. I didn’t win any prize that is worth having. Let that sh*t go. Enough.

Practicing these lessons daily, walking the talk and living the Love, that’s where the Self-Love is generated from. It ripples throughout my life and brings me happiness each day. If you’d like to some inspiration, check out my radio show episode: Valentine’s Day Reboot. It’s all about Self-Love.

Self-attack, and generating lots of upset is self-abuse. When we engage in it, we’re teaching that it’s worthwhile. That’s affecting our family and loved ones in a negative way. We can put an end to it. There’s no greater gift we can share with the people we care most about.

When we Love ourselves, then we’re being a beneficial presence on this planet.
When we’re not being loving, then we’re being a destructive presence on this planet.

We have a mission in this world. We’re here to bring the darkness to the Light. We cannot be happy while going around casting shade everywhere we go. That has got to stop. We cannot be happy if we’re not living in service to the Light. Seriously. No service, no satisfaction. No service means no awakening. No service means no value, no meaning. We are born to serve, and it is in that devotion to the Light that we can find a true and sustaining happiness.

When we love ourselves, we raise our vibration, and since like attracts like – we can dramatically alter our experience in this life! WOO-HOO!

If you’d like to join me in daily expressions of Self-Love you might like to subscribe to my “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I offer ways each day to work with the mind to bring about healing.

If you’re on Facebook, another way to participate in this great and grand return to Love is to join me at the A Course in Miracles Pledge – ACIM Angels page where I share new insights daily in ways that are fun and inspirational.

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. Pray with me today. The “Prayer for Today” is for Eliminating Self-Abuse. 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 relinquishing the blocks to Love, and there is so much help for us in the invisible. We are 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 truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now ! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

What do you feel about this? Please let me know in the comments below!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.
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Marianne for President

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

I know people have made fun of Marianne Williamson’s campaign for president.  I hear a lot of jokes about her from the pundits and news anchors, and I also know she’s been largely ignored – until this week, that is.

After her appearance at the debates on Tuesday, people were saying she was a clear winner – not everyone, but some of them.  She was the most googled name in 49 of the 50 states that night.  Impressive!

People are listening to her message now, and some are no longer joking.  I am loving the conversation she is bringing.  As A Course in Miracles students, we know that we must change our mind first, and then the world will change.  How brave she is to take all the hits she has taken in the name of Love.

She seems very clear about her purpose, and I’d like to do what I can to help her stay in the race.  I’ve been giving her donations so she could meet the requirements to be at the last two debates.

I ask you please, to help keep the conversation going, won’t you send Marianne a donation?  Even just $3 will make a difference.  Love will win this, and it’s time for us to do our part.  Even if you don’t want to see her win the election, wouldn’t it be great to see her at the next debate?  I sense that the big effect she had this past week can keep snowballing and she can stay in this conversation at least for the next 6 months.

For the good of all, let’s help Love win!  Regardless of the politics, let’s raise the vibration of the conversation!  Together we can do it!

Here is an interview you might find interesting with highlights from this past week’s debate:

What do you feel about this?  Please let me know in the comments below!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.
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Errors

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Yesterday in Masterful Living Class I was sharing about something that I think of a few times a year, particularly in the summer when it’s hot. And yesterday there was a story in the news that prompted me yet again.

The story yesterday was similar to one that I had heard a few years ago. A man had forgotten to drop his one-year-old twins at daycare on his way to work and they perished in the hot car while he was at work. A few years ago, it was a woman who had done a similar thing.

These parents are obviously exhausted. Working full-time with a commute while raising babies is, I think ALL would agree, exhausting. It would be easy for some to accuse the parents of a crime and to judge them, but I cannot. My heart goes out to them.

There are many spiritual teachings that say that no one can die before their time. I have faith in that. I don’t believe in accidents, random occurrences or luck. That’s not the Universe I live in.

No matter how chaotic and random things seem, I live in an orderly Universe that is ordered by a vast, completely loving Intelligence in which we do have free will. Yet, as A Course in Miracles teaches us, the script is already written.

Perhaps in one version of this man’s script, he makes choices that lead him to go to bed earlier and so he’s better rested and not on auto-pilot and his children survive.

I don’t know what anything is for, but I do absolutely KNOW that everything works together for our good and there are NO EXCEPTIONS.

I see that we can undo our negative beliefs, which helps us to make more loving choices, which bring better results and opens up the higher vibrational aspects of our script and eliminates the more painful lessons.

ACIM clearly tells us, There is no need to learn through pain. And gentle lessons are acquired joyously, and are remembered gladly. What gives you happiness you want to learn and not forget. It is not this you would deny. Your question is whether the means by which this course is learned will bring to you the joy it promises. If you believed it would, the learning of it would be no problem. You are not a happy learner yet because you still remain uncertain that vision gives you more than judgment does, and you have learned that both you cannot have.” T-21.I.3.

Every moment of every day, we decide whether to serve the ego or the Light.

It’s our free will to choose.

We can make loving choices our unloving choices.

We can learn through pain or Joy.

We are the deciders. That’s why I like to stick together and be in a supportive and loving community of like-minded souls who are doing this work together, helping each other to be kind to ourselves and to remember to laugh.

What do you feel about this? Please let me know in the comments below!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.
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Saying No

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Yesterday I did a Facebook Live about saying no. I’ve realized that this is a real issue for many people. Maybe it’s your issue. Do you say yes to things that you really don’t want to have anything to do with?

Most people have at least a bit of the “people-pleaser” in their personality. Yet, being a “people-pleaser” is inauthentic. And it leads to all kinds of other issues that make our life heavy and unhappy.

One thing that many people don’t even realize is that people pleasing and saying yes when we really mean no is actually quite manipulative. This is the essence of co-dependency.

When we say yes and we don’t really mean it, aren’t we actually being deceitful in someway? I know I feel that I’m not being truthful when I’ve done it. And I usually resent the other folks, even though I’m the one that decided to do something I don’t really feel like doing.

None of that is self-loving. In some ways, it feels self-punishing.

When we’re people pleasing we’re presenting a false self. Aren’t we hiding and masquerading? If we’re not being real, can anyone actually love us or see us?

What if the reason we don’t feel loved is because people can’t actually see our true Self?

What if the reason we don’t feel lovable is because we’re being deceitful?

I’d rather get better at saying “No, thank you” and know who really loves me and who is just tolerating me because I go along with them. Wouldn’t you?

What do you feel about this? Please let me know in the comments below!

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Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.
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Willing to be Inspired

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

So often I find that, as it says in Workbook Lesson #25 in A Course in Miracles, “I don’t know what anything is for.” I may not know what many things are for, but I have learned that everything is for my learning, and everything is for my good, and everything is an opportunity for me to shine the Light of Love instead of going into judgment and opinion.

If you’ve been following my sharing at all, then you know I AM a highly creative person, and the ideas and inspiration are constantly flowing. I enjoy being inspired and sharing what I’m getting. That’s what I love about offering classes and retreats. They allow me to be so clearly in the flow of Love and inspiration, and it’s highly enjoyable for me, as well as healing for all of us.

I absolutely love it when we can be the two or more who are gathered in the name and the nature of Love and bring for a healing for all. It’s spectacular!

The time is always ripe to live a more inspired life.

I love being able to live in the willingness and openness of being able to change my mind and to let Spirit be in charge. I love having the Freedom to try new things. We all have that Freedom, but there are times when it may not feel like it or we reject it outright.

Do you ever complain that you don’t feel free?
Are you willing to see that maybe it’s a belief you have that is manifesting as your experience?
Are you willing to start affirming “I am free eternally. Freedom is my choice to allow and I choose Freedom now.”

I used to complain all the time about so many things, and it just kept me spinning in that same feeling of being trapped. It took me a long time to see that I was using my spiritual power to enslave myself to my false beliefs.

If we affirm lack and limitation we experience lack and limitation.

Spirit moving through each of us will lead the way out of those experiences WHEN we’re willing to change our mind! First, we must change our mind.

I often don’t know what’s best, but I’m willing to follow guidance and be inspired to find out!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.
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Spiritual Counseling and ACIM

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus asks us to help Him and become a Teacher of God. There’s one requirement to become a Teacher of God, and that is to have ever at one time felt united with another person and not separate from them. This way, we can all qualify.

I can honestly say that I feel my counseling clients have brought me at least as much benefit as I may have brought them, and probably even more. Probably even more than I realize.

The beautiful and magnificent people I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past 19 years have helped me to heal my mind, open my heart and grow more in tune with Spirit. What a blessing!

I never imagined this would be possible or probable when I went into Spiritual Counseling training as student to become a Science of Mind Practitioner. I had no idea what I was saying yes to. Now, I am so grateful I followed my guidance and came down this path.

I have learned to love at the deepest levels because of my connections with the folks who have come to me for counseling.

The blessings are extraordinary and continue to radiate through my life every day.

I invite you to take a pause and consider how much benefit you have received because of opening your heart and mind to the people who have come to you and asked for support. Say a prayer and a blessing for them each time you think of them and your blessings will multiply! We are blessed AND we get to BE the blessing.

I’m going to share about this today in my podcast. I can’t wait!

TODAY’S PODCAST EPISODE: my topic is Spiritual Counseling & ACIM. You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com. You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now !  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.
If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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