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Major Decisions

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

I’ve learned the power of decision and I’ve come to apply that learning to my daily life. (BTW, I’ve also done several episodes of my podcast on this very topic – https://www.livingacourseinmiracles.com/episodes/holy-spirits-rules-for-decision/ )

When I look back at the major decisions in my life, I can see my most life-changing decisions had nothing to do with the circumstances of my life. They had to do with the deep desires of my heart – my soul’s longings.

Around the age of twenty-six, I began to meditate. Even though I was getting up at 5:30am, and falling asleep during my meditation, my intention was carrying me to a higher place of awareness.

Intention, when we truly hold it and energize it, is SO POWERFUL.

I remember making the decision that I was going to work toward being an enlightened being.

When I made that decision, I felt at least a hundred lifetimes away from that possibility.

Now, decades later, I’m choosing to experience it in this lifetime. I’m going for it. Each day, I hold that it is happening for me now.

That’s a big change in not so many years.

Part of what made that big change possible is my decision to make becoming a compassionate person a top priority for me.

At the time I made that decision, I mostly felt angry.

Life was a series of disappointments to me.
I didn’t feel I could trust people.
I had a deep sense of self-hatred that I hadn’t even recognized yet.
I didn’t know it then, but the self-hatred came from always feeling that I was failing at what I should be accomplishing.

I use to feel that I should be able to be more successful in the world. Yet, no amount of success in the world appeased that hunger. I hated that I couldn’t get over the hump and feel worthy. I also hated that I was angry and hostile so much of the time. The only rest was to tune out and that didn’t feel restorative.

My decision to focus on becoming compassion was to alleviate feeling angry and hostile so much of the time. And you know what? It REALLY helped me. I began to vibrate at a higher level and things began to get easier. I began to experience a spiraling up in my vibration and my thoughts became less hostile. I began to experience some real relief.

The power of decision is one that I share about frequently because it has been so life-changing for me.

The helpless and hopeless person isn’t willing to stick to their decisions. Their intentions are meaningless and that’s where the hopelessness comes from.

I encourage you to make a decision today about how you’d like to BE and how you’d like to FEEL in your life, and then stick to it.

It takes courage.
It takes heart.
And it makes all the difference in the world to you

-and to everyone your life touches.
Be the Love of your life.
Be the change.
Be it.

You are the decider.

I’m getting ready for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat on September 18.

If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaints and the other things that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining me. You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind. Consider this:

You will never regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who have done it.

Get going. Take action. Be aggressive about working with your mind. DO NOT DELAY. If you’re waiting, if you’re not getting the results you’d like, what are you waiting for?

Don’t take my word for it, read the testimonials from those who have done this work with me. They believed that nothing would work for them, and they were willing to do something different anyway. Now, they’re not playing small anymore. They’re not letting fear dictate their life. They have a real and powerful connection with Spirit.

If you’re ready to make a change, and you’d like some REAL support to make a LASTING change, TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Online Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if either is right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Eliminating Victim Consciousness

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Some people are looking to feel hurt. They are actually hoping they’ll get wounded in their connections with people. I’ve been there. I actually have done that. I’ve entered into situations with people anticipating that I’d be disappointed, hurt and that I’d walk away feeling rejected. Many people, just like me, have an attraction to victimhood.

I find it deeply comforting that our true self, our Higher Holy Spirit Self, the Mighty I AM Presence of us cannot be hurt, and cannot be a victim.

I aspire to live in a way that I AM unhurt-able. I get closer every day.

To be unhurt-able not because I’ve put up some kind of wall or shield to protect me, but because I don’t ever take anything personally. Ponder this: we’re one with each other, all completely united and one, can we actually hurt each other, or are we making it up? Are we hurting ourselves? Or are we simply having experiences and choosing to take things as an offense?

What I absolutely know is that the safest emotional place for me to live in this world is with my heart so wide open that I can embrace everything and keep nothing out.

No judgments, no hurts. No expectations, no disappointments. And no victims, either.

It’s the hardening of the heart, the blocking and withholding of Love that causes pain, anger, upset, and hurt. It’s trying to avoid hurt that causes the pain. The pain comes from taking ourselves out of the flow of Love.

Feeling hurt is a choice I don’t intend to make anymore.

I’m interested in eliminating choosing to be hurt and offended, because being hurt is not a good use of my energy and I don’t enjoy it. I am much more interested in liberating from false beliefs and being of service.

I used to be angry much of the time.
Now, I feel peaceful most of the time – and I’m looking forward to the good that I absolutely know is unfolding. I like this so much better than “preparing for the worst.”

And I’m not a victim anymore.

Since I’m the one who decides how I will perceive something, I can take everything as an opportunity to extend Love or receive Love.

To have Love, give all Love to All. It’s simple. It’s not easy, but thank God it’s simple! At least it’s not confusing!

Doesn’t being open hearted and unhurt-able sound great? I’m pretty sure that’s our natural state. After all, we’re light beings. How do you damage light? You can’t. It’s not even possible, so I’ve decided to stop believing it’s possible. Instead, I’m calling forth miracles.

I’m going for it! How about you? Are you willing to open your heart so much that you’d be unhurt-able and give up feeling like a victim? We can do this!

We can rid ourselves of victim consciousness and share the benefits with everyone!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Online Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if either is right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Undoing the Blocks to Learning

Monday, August 24th, 2020

One of my favorite things I get to do is to support the people in this ministry who have become or are becoming spiritual counselors, teachers and prayer practitioners. It’s such a blessing to see people fully stepping up to be truly helpful.

Last week I got to have class with the Spiritual Counselors in my Certification program and, as always, it’s a beautiful reminder of how many wonderful people there are in my life, and how much we can be truly helpful.

Yesterday, in our WONDERFUL Sundays With Spirit online celebration of Spirit, I was sharing that I’ve had a spiritual counselor to support me for coming up on 25 years. This is an important part of my life because I am sharing so much with so many, it’s important that I have help to look at my own stuff.

I say: it takes a village to raise a Minister.
And it takes a village to raise all of us.
We all benefit from having a village to support us.
With loving people around us, we’ll realize that our judgments are preventing our happiness.

A Course in Miracles tells that we cannot judge and still hope to learn.

Our judgments actually block our learning.

It makes sense when you think about it.

If we prefer to think we know what everything is for, are we open to any insights or learning?

No, we’re not, because we think we already know whatever is worth knowing. How can you be open to insight when you’ve already made up your mind what everything is for?

Have you had the experience of repeating the same errors, the same unkindness, the same self-attack, again and again, like a hamster on a wheel? I have, and my experience seemed to “prove” to me that I wasn’t very smart, that I wasn’t really learning anything from all my spiritual studies. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My experience didn’t prove my beliefs were correct. Not at all.

In fact, my experience was simply proving to me that my beliefs are made manifest as my experience.

This is so important to understand – it’s life changing.
Our unhappy experiences prove that we believe our false beliefs – the truth will set us free from repeating these unhappy experiences.

In New Thought we say, “change your thinking, change your life.” And we talk about “false beliefs.”

It’s more helpful to realize that ALL beliefs are false and truth is true.
How do you know the difference between a belief and a truth?

All beliefs are conditional.
Truth is true for everyone all the time.

Beliefs are constantly shifting and changing, like the sinking sands.
Like God itself, Truth is unchanging – it’s the rock we can safely build our house upon.

I encourage us all to look around your life and see where we might have been misled into thinking that our experiences are proving our beliefs, when, in fact, our experience is just proving the existence of our beliefs. And that’s an entirely different thing.

When we rid ourselves of our beliefs – we rid ourselves of the unpleasant experiences that our false beliefs generate. There’s no extra cost for doing this inner work, we can do it every day of our lives, and that’s what I’m most interested in – not playing small anymore, awakening to the Light.

Many, many times I’ve spoken with people who felt helpless and hopeless in their relationships and in their careers. When they become willing to change their minds and actually make the effort, they experience miracles. It really works!

How do we rid ourselves of the false beliefs?
It’s actually incredibly simple, when we’re willing to make a change.
If we’re not willing to make a change then we just keep revisiting the same painful lessons.
We cannot judge and hope to learn.

To release the false beliefs, opinions and judgments we offer them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

We don’t have to figure out HOW to have a healing we simply ALLOW.

Sometimes we might have to release, let go and let God, 1000 or more times if we have a strong attachment to a belief. I’ve certainly had to do that with many false beliefs – and the healing happened as soon as I was really willing to let it go.

If we do the releasing a few times a day, then we’re sure to let it go before too long – anything is better than struggling with the same painful belief for years and decades.

Now is the time for us to rise and shine and throw off these meaningless burdens of false beliefs!

Healing is easier than you might think. Our willingness to Partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting is the thing that works. I know, I’ve proved it and I’ve worked with thousands who have done the same. Let’s be willing to have a healing NOW!

If you’re ready to make a change, and you’d like some REAL support to make a LASTING change, TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Online Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if either is right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Relax, Don’t Do It

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Do you remember the song “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood? It was very popular in the mid-1980’s and at that time I was working in the music business with Billy Idol’s manager. Every now and then I sing that song – or at least part of the chorus – to the ego and it came up again recently.

When we’re worried about something, we’re making “negative use of our imagination.”

That’s how Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of mind described it, and I feel it’s a helpful way to think of it.

When we’re holding in our mind the vision of what we do not want to come to pass, we’re actually investing in and energizing a future that we hope won’t happen. If we know the power of our thinking, we will stop that immediately.

In this world, people often invest huge amounts of time and attention into thinking about what they do not want to come to pass.

It’s actually a form of self-sabotage.

I can tell you story after story of people having very painful results from this practice of energizing what they don’t want. Their payoff is that they get to say “I knew it.”

I knew they’d fire me.
I knew they’d leave me.
I knew they’d reject me.
I knew they’d hurt me.
I knew they’d disappoint me.
I knew I’d fail.
I knew I’d make a fool of myself.
I knew it wouldn’t work.

And on and on.

So much suffering can be avoided when we break the habit of worry. It’s yet another habit that feeds into playing small, living in lack and believing in limitation. Ultimately, we’ll stop, and harvest the learning from our experiences, but I can say that people also have the option to stop doing it and to set themselves free.

When the temptation to imagine what you don’t want comes. Stop.

Don’t do it. Relax!

I’m for Freedom! Let’s do it together!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Truth & Freedom

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

I’ve been talking about liberation lately because of recording all new classes for Finding Freedom.  Still, Freedom is always on my mind, because I’m so interested in truth and it’s the truth that sets us free from illusions. 

In this time of divisiveness, it’s valuable to recognize that truth is the thing that can set us free from our pain and suffering. AND truth unites us.

Let us learn to value truth greatly.

The most valuable spiritual practice that I’ve learned is non-judgment. Non-judgment might also be called compassion.  Every time we are upset, every time we are afraid, every time we are annoyed, every time we feel sad or hurt, we are really upset because of our interpretation – because of the meaning we’ve made of it, and the interpretation that we’ve given to things is our opinion, it’s our judgment.

You’ve heard the saying, “The truth will set you free.”  Well, the truth is what we really are. We are truth. God is truth. Life is truth. Love is truth.  What’s not true is our interpretation.  And so, when we are making up another story, we’re going to be upset. I call it the divine alarm clock. When we’re upset, it’s that divine alarm clock going off, letting us know we’ve moved into judgment; we’ve moved into opinion and we’ve left the truth behind.  Why would we do that?  Because it’s no longer valuable to us. Once we recognize what we’re doing, valuing what is false, we can set it aside and release our attachment to it.

It’s a rigorous practice to give up your opinions and your judgments, but people are amazed at how, in a very short period of time, they can have a lot more peace. They can literally, just by dropping their own judgments, transform all the relationships they have.

Once they get the hang of this, they realize that they are the focal point of healing in their life. They realize they are powerful – they are not helpless, they are not hopeless, life is not happening to them, and they are not a victim anymore.  They are empowered because they can make loving choices instead of judgmental choices. Instead of thinking thoughts of lack and attack, limitation and separation, they can think thoughts of joining together and sharing, being generous and being kind.  

It’s a very deep spiritual practice.

It’s a trans-denominational spiritual practice, and it’s powerful.

I have worked with thousands of people around the world who have transformed their lives so quickly by practicing non-judgment.  We can heal your whole life with a dedicated practice of valuing the truth above our interpretations.  

Why would we fight to be right when we know, in our heart, it’s not truth?  

We relax.  We’re grateful.  

We invite the truth into our mind and celebrate our willingness to choose our own liberation, our freedom from the tyranny of the inner tyrant.

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For My Freedom

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

A Course in Miracles tells us that we’ve made up a story about ourselves and life and then we forgot to laugh at the fiction of it.  I’ve certainly made up stories about myself and others, convinced myself that they were true and then forgot to laugh, and instead decided to cry a river of tears for years.  Yes, I have done that.

ACIM says:  Pain is a wrong perspective.

Don’t I know it!  Sheesh!

What I’ve learned, and become EXTREMELY grateful for is recognizing that the truth really is the thing that liberates us from all pain and suffering.

If we’d like to FEEL free and find the spiritual quality of FREEDOM that already exists as part of our true nature we absolutely must give up reviewing and renewing our attachment to our interpretations of the past.  

It’s really the only way to return to Love and happiness.

I talk with many people who are disturbed by things in this world from their family relationships, their health, politics, finances, work and all manner of other upsets.  When people start praying for the truth to be revealed things shift.

When we value the truth, we learn that Love and truth are really synonymous.  They are the same.  We cannot have truth without Love and we cannot have Love without truth.  They go together.  

Over and over again, I’ve witnessed how effective it is to pray for the truth to be revealed and known to all.  Relationships have transformed.  Healing has happened.  And I see the healing occurring in the world as I keep my focus on the truth being revealed.  Faster and faster, that which is false falls away.  

It’s ALWAYS more helpful to pray for truth to be revealed then to attack those who deceive and who have their own personal versions of the truth that bolster their perspective.  

I pray for the truth to be revealed in my heart and mind every day.  For my Freedom.

Every day I pray for the truth to be revealed in ALL hearts and minds. For our Freedom.

Every day I pray for the truth to be revealed wherever people are valuing their story, their interpretation, their point of view and their agenda of manipulation, control and personal gain.

We are one.  Let us not pray ONLY for our own personal healing and those we love, let’s open ourselves to a greater understanding of the oneness and unity of all life.  Int his lies our healing and revealing of truth.

I really didn’t think I’d be able to get to the place I am now.  The main turning point for me was when I made the decision to focus on discovering the truth through my spiritual practice.  I became very willing to give up my attachments to the meaning I made of everything.  

Through true forgiveness I’ve found true Freedom.

I’ve learned to let go of the particular kind of suffering that comes from believing my own version of events and conversations.  I’ve learned that if it doesn’t make me feel happy and free then it is no true and I can release it to Spirit for healing.  I can ask for a greater awareness of truth and it will be revealed to me.  

I can be liberated from the pain caused by my own perspective.  

It seems like it can be really hard to change our minds – but it’s not, if we really would like to live in a different way and feel connected to Spirit.

For my Freedom, I decided to focus on release of attachments, and valuing the truth even if it was a wake-up call.  

I discovered the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began to change for the better – and it’s continued to this day.  In the first few years, I was amazed at how much better my life could get very quickly.  Now, I share that with others. 

My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind.  I no longer have ANY days where I feel like I’m sliding back.  That feeling is gone and I am forever grateful!

Where are you valuing that which isn’t actually true, and it’s just your interpretation?  Are you willing to give up your story to experience a greater awareness of God’s glory in your life?  

If you’d like to have a major increase in your choosing self-Love and kindness, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual boot camp class with ACIM principles. I haven’t offered this class in 9 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

PLUS, I’m recording all new classes.

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Boot camp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors. They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. Book an exploratory call today!

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and live the Love. Click here now to learn more.

We begin MONDAY, July 6! With a BONUS CLASS on July 5th. This is going to be SO good because I am ON FIRE!

Let’s have REAL and lasting transformation this summer with spiritual practice that brings benefit and healing for all. Now is the time for us to dive deep and eliminate the patterns of fear in our life. I thank you for being on the journey with me!

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What This Time Is For

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Right now, there’s a lot of blame going around. I know all too well what it feels like to be upset with situations I didn’t like and deceive myself by blaming it on other people. I made them the bad guy. In truth, I was sent into that situation to improve it and make it better.

I’ve learned that if I don’t like the way something is, I don’t give up on it and walk away, I stay and do my best to make it better.

I hold the vision of God’s perfection in the situation. If the others won’t join me, and aren’t interested, then I can take my loving view somewhere else, but I still don’t give up.

I am here to be TRULY helpful. It’s true, humanity can seem like a hot mess, but it’s also the most gorgeous mosaic of exploration.

We’re the prodigal son, finding our way back home.

We are both the children AND we’re the parents in that story.

We get to welcome ourselves back home and to each other, because we are home for each other.

And that, to me, is beautiful. REALLY stunningly beautiful.

I wouldn’t miss this part of the journey for anything!
I wouldn’t wish to miss the part where we all come back to gather and remember our unity –
even though it’s not easy,
even though it’s really challenging.

I am willing to learn to LOVE completely, without conditions.
It’s a hell of a ride!
And I’m glad we’re in it together.
I’m glad we can’t do it alone.

Last weekend, I started my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat and I learned a lot. It was so clear that we’re all so alike. Many of us agreed that we have these beliefs:

  • I’m not good enough, something’s wrong with me, I’m unlovable, I’m bad, or some version of that PLUS
  • These spiritual things work for other people, but not for me
  • Why bother to do anything differently if it doesn’t work for me?

I felt trapped inside those thoughts for SO MANY YEARS.
We all have.
This is our common experience.

Like everyone else, I felt trapped inside my own personality. I felt like a mean, petty, dog barking endlessly. No matter what was going on, I always came back to that feeling of being trapped inside myself with no way out.
It was my determination to find some way to find a happier life that FINALLY brought me to a deeper spiritual practice – one that I wouldn’t quit and wouldn’t give up on.

It didn’t help me to intellectually know that I was free on a spiritual level.

I didn’t FEEL it.
And if we don’t FEEL free,
we won’t believe it.
We won’t FEEL free until we believe it –
and that’s the challenge!

That’s why I’m committed to PROVING God works in my life.

And since our minds are joined, when one can do it, all are lifted.

We can all FEEL the Freedom that is ours, by inheritance.

And then we can share it with others.
With our family.
Friends.
Workplace.

I determined that I would figure out how to do this Freedom work for myself and then share with others.

My problem was, deep down, I was certain it wouldn’t work for me.

HOW CRAZY IS THAT?

I was CERTAIN it wouldn’t work for me. And I decided to do it anyway?
I had to be WILLING to give up that sense of hopelessness and TRUST that Spirit could do something with my little bit of willingness.
I had such a strong belief that I’d be free WHEN … [fill in the blank].
I’d be free when … I could easily pay my bills.
I’d be free when … I had a better relationship, a better job, a better … whatever.

It’s SO easy to be convinced that freedom is conditional.
After all, that’s what the world teaches –
even though it’s not true.
The world teaches that all good things are conditional.
They come with a price tag.
A string attached.

In fact, nothing could be further from the Truth.
That which is real has already been given.
That’s what A Course in Miracles says:
Ask and it is given because it already has been given.

Freedom is a spiritual quality – infinite and eternal.
It’s ours already.

How could TRUE Freedom come with a price tag?

AND still, we can choose to block the experience of Freedom by our beliefs in lack, attack, limitation, and separation. In fact, we do it all day long. We can believe it’s impossible.

First, I had to be willing to get out of the cage of believing that my happiness was conditional. I just had to be willing.

THEN, I could become willing to actually begin to FEEL some Freedom. First, you have to actually feel free – and that’s where many people get stuck. I was stuck for a long time.

I was utterly convinced that my feeling free and happy were completely tied to what was happening in the world, in my life, in my home, in my family, in my finances, in my body, and in my job.

I had not a single clue HOW to get to the Freedom in my mind.

Reading spiritual books didn’t get me much closer.
In fact, it made me feel MORE like a failure.

I finally realized that all my studies could be a distraction from actually doing the real work of spiritual practice.

After all, I had all this information telling me that healing is at the level of the mind and yet my mind wasn’t healing.

Sound familiar?

I would read things that said, “When you heal the mind, the world of form, experience, relationships, finances, health and wealth WILL follow.”

And I’d think: Ok, I believe it. But HOW????????

Because I was praying all the time, the answer started to come to me.

I needed to stop asking the wrong questions, which were:
What’s wrong with me?
Why doesn’t it work for me?
Why can’t I get this?
What’s my problem?
How come this is easier for everyone else?
I’m I just fundamentally messed up?

And those are just some of the UN-helpful questions I was asking ALL DAY LONG. UGH!

As God would have it, because of the prayer I was constantly doing, I had a realization that I was asking the wrong question, and I wasn’t as willing as I thought I was.

Two things happened. First, I made a decision:

I decided to put all of my eggs in the God basket.

Once I did that I had another realization:

I started asking for results.

Ask and it is given. Pretty simple. Duh.

I started asking:
Show me how.
Tell me how.

Help me to see only the HOW and nothing else!

I started really entering into a RELATIONSHIP with Spirit.

I started to ask and listen. I had to learn HOW to listen.

Everything began to steadily and then rapidly change for me.
It felt completely miraculous.

I stopped feeling stuck and started gaining momentum because I was given a series of things to do and I did them.

It wasn’t a picnic, it wasn’t easy.
Spiritual practice requires us to do something different.

I had to DEMONSTRATE my willingness to heal my life by doing something that would actually make a difference.

Spirit didn’t say, “you go binge-watch the West Wing on Netflix, I’ve got this handled.”

It was NOT easy.

My happiness required me to become more and more willing to follow the guidance, the steps, the exercises, in order to have the healing.

What I did immediately, was I began to share what I was learning with others. I wrote it down and I thought about how I could share what was working for me in a way that would be helpful to others.

I’ll be honest, it’s been a lot of work for me. I keep working at making it easier for people. I keep asking Spirit to show me how to be MORE helpful, and to be more clear. So that people will get it and be really willing to let the pain go.

I do this every day. That’s my job. And I LOVE it.

I found the happiness that was there for me all along and I found Freedom and everything, everything, everything in my life has changed for the better.

There’s not one thing in my life that hasn’t improved.

And this is exactly why I’ve been inspired to share what has miraculously worked for me. I say miraculously because that’s what A Course in Miracles tells us – the miracles happen at the level of the mind FIRST and then we see the miraculous shift in our world.

Here are the basics of what I learned:
Be willing to TRUST.
Practice TRUE forgiveness.
Get into a RELATIONSHIP with Spirit.
Relinquish the judgments.
Pray and pray and pray some more.

These are the things that changed my life.

And now, I feel so ready and available for these massive changes that are happening in our hearts and minds all over the world.

It’s so clear to me that this time of quarantine is to give us an opportunity to go deeper, to focus on the work with more intent.

So many spiritual students tell themselves that if they had more time they’d deepen their spiritual practice, but then Spirit gives them that time, if they really mean it, and some people do deepen their spiritual practice, but most people don’t.

To me, this time right now is for our simultaneous preparing for what’s to come AND our awakening.
We are ushering in the golden age of enlightenment.
This IS what we’re doing.

It’s ALL HANDS ON DECK time.
And this is the part I wouldn’t miss.
This is what we’ve been preparing for our entire lives.
It’s GO time!

We can really do this. This is what we’re here for

If you’re feeling ready to deepen your spiritual practice and connection with Spirit, but you’re not sure how to be more willing, practice true forgiveness, deepen your relationship with Spirit, relinquish the judgments, pray effectively, my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp maybe your answered prayer. We start 1 week from today! I’m recording ALL NEW CLASSES.

This is going to be SO good because I am ON FIRE!

However you spend the next three months, let’s have REAL and lasting transformation with a spiritual practice that brings benefit and healing for all.

This is the time we’ve been waiting for.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

We’re here to be truly helpful, and we can all step up our game.

Now is the time for us to dive deep and eliminate the patterns of fear in our life. I thank you for being on the journey with me! What an honor to walk alongside you.

May you and your family feel blessed today and every day!

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors. They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. Book an exploratory call today!

TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Vicki Poppe and John Silvers, and more friends on zoom. Vicki is always inspiring! And John’s music is so uplifting. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with message and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the detail. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register unless you’ve already registered in the past.

When you register, you’ll also get easy access to past services with Lisa Natoli, Jon Mundy, David Hoffmeister, Maureen Muldoon, Corinne Zupko, Maria Felipe and more. If you’ve already registered for a previous Sunday – you don’t need to register again, you’ll get a reminder with the details automatically.

I look forward to our gathering TODAY. It means so much that we can join together and love on each other.

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Get Up, Stand Up!

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Bob Marley sang, “Get up, stand up, for your rights!” 

We all have a right to live freely, to love freely, to actively be creative freely.

 And the ego thought system is a tyrannical system that oppresses each one of us when, and only when, we agree to it.

We CAN set ourselves free.

We can hold the mountaintop view.

In this world, one of the common paths of our spiritual liberation is this:

First, we FEEL UPSET and oppressed to the point that we cannot take it anymore.  Our inner dam bursts.

Second, we DECIDE to do things differently.

Third, we ALLOW ourselves to hold a vision of the way we’d like it to be, including FEELING how it could be.

Fourth, we take ACTION in the direction of our dreams.

Where are YOU in this sequence?

We can make that second step, the DECISION step without having to explode in pain.  

Part of our self-care regimen is to listen to our guidance and follow it.  If we’re not doing that then we’re playing small and living a limited life, because only our Higher Holy Spirit Self holds the vision for our life.

It can seem impossible, but that’s just because we haven’t put Spirit in charge yet.  

Only ego can fail.

Spirit cannot fail.  

It takes courage to get up and stand up for your rights.  

It takes courage to hold a vision of the life you’d really like to live.

Many people are willing to work SO HARD for a life that feels like prison, but resist and procrastinate about living the life they most desire.  

Let’s stand up for our rights and let’s get up and stand up for the rights of our brothers and sisters.  

Everything IS for us, regardless of how it seems.  We CAN do this together.  Be willing to join with others.  “Be the two or more gathered in the name and the nature of Love,” and we will surely reach the promised land.

Your spiritual dreams and your goals bring benefit to everyone.  

Decide to do things differently even if you don’t know what it looks like.  

Hold that vision for yourself in a life of Peace, Love and Joy, even if you don’t know what it looks ike.

Take any action, no matter how small, in the direction of your dreams and remember:

Spirit cannot fail.

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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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Self-destructive

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

So often I come back to the question of why do we cling to negative habits when we know that they’re hurting us. It feels to me like resistance and reluctance to healing, to Freedom, to happiness.

What feels the strongest to me is the ego attachment to the things we’ve made. Let me explain.

When there’s a “negative pleasure” that’s derived from something that is actually self-destructive, it’s because there’s been some association made with the pleasure that becomes part of the ego thinking that “it’s worth it.”

For instance, their can be a pleasure of enjoying a first glass of wine that becomes painful as we continue on to finish two thirds or more of the bottle. Why would someone keep going?

One reason is that once we get on the pain train we have a tendency to feel aligned with negativity, which weakens our energy field and lowers our vibration and then being self-destructive is actually easier. It’s easier to slide downhill than it is to try to climb up hill.

For me, it was a HUGE realization that I don’t have to try to climb up, I can just stop the slide and get off the pain train as soon as I realize I’m on it and heading in the direction of self-destruction.

The more I learned to Love myself, the easier it became for me to get off the pain train.

I was in the habit of riding it all the way to the end, which, for me, meant I REALLY have to go to sleep now. I got to be right about how wrong I was. That was the negative pleasure of going all the way to the end.

By riding the pain train to the absolute end of the line, again and again, I felt justified in thinking how hard this spiritual work was – and particularly, I felt justified in thinking how hard it was for me. I was utterly convinced that it couldn’t work for me because I was so especially bad.

I’m so glad that I kept praying. I’m absolutely certain that my prayers kept me from giving up. I prayed to be more loving.

The main turning point for me was when I made my spiritual life and practice #1 in my life. It was during the time that I shifted into those practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp that everything changed. My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind.

Can you relate to the idea of negative pleasure? Have you seen that playing out in your life? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Unconscious Guilt

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

According to A Course in Miracles, the cause of all our suffering, including the belief in separation, comes from unconscious guilt.  But what does the unconscious guilt come from, you ask?

It comes from perpetuating the thoughts of “otherness.”

These are thoughts of us and them, of better than and less than. I don’t know where the first thought of otherness came from, or why it was so attractive, but I do know that it’s been a wild and wooly ride ever since!

The ego thought system is like a virus in the mind. It has no power of it’s own, but as Stevie Wonder’s great song Superstition, says, when you believe in things that you don’t understand, then you suffer.

We believe in separation, but we don’t understand it, and it is the cause of much suffering.

There are so many thoughts of separation showing up all around us every day that we barely recognize them. That we’ve become inured to them is reason enough that some would feel guilty. That we perpetuate them is another reason to feel guilty.

Unconscious guilt = fear.

Worry is an expression of fear.

Occasionally someone who doesn’t know me well will say something like: “Should we be worried about … ?” or “Are you worried about …”

I find that their worry is often a surprise to me. It’s not something that I would worry about. Plus, I’ve found that worrying works against me and isn’t helpful to me so I mostly choose to disengage from it if I find it enters my mind.

Now, it’s not that I have no worries at all, I can tell when I feel irritated by something that there’s a fearful thought, perhaps a worry, that’s being brought to the surface for healing.

Worry is an effect.
Fear is an effect.
It comes from valuing the thoughts of separation, rather than rooting them out – that’s what causes the “unconscious guilt.”

I’ve always felt the guilt that accompanies attack thoughts.

Am I the only one?
I don’t think so – I think the guilt is fairly conscious for a lot of us, we’ve just learned to drown it out or deny it.

Fortunately, the Higher Holy Spirit Self will undo all the consequences of our wrong decision if we allow it. And that’s a priceless benefit that we can all take advantage of at no extra charge! Let’s relieve ourselves of ALL unconscious guilt by handing it over to the HHSS for healing!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Healing Family Guilt.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Liberation Day!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

I was in prison for many years – imprisoned by my own judgments and opinions. I was tortured by my own doubt and fear. In the prison of my own thought I saw no escape, although I dreamed of one. My days could only be half-lived because, although I knew I wasn’t free, I didn’t know that it was something I had to choose.

What’s amazing to me now, looking back, I can clearly see that I was the one who had decided that I wasn’t free. I was the one who had decided that others had done this to me. I was the one who decided that I was trapped. I was the one who decided I couldn’t find the way out.

I can see now that I had made a lot of decisions. I have to wonder why I thought being a victim was so attractive. I am so VERY grateful that I’ve learned the extraordinary value of taking responsibility. I am so grateful for my own capacity to let things that are hurting me GO! Bye-bye!
Jesus taught us that the truth will set us free. When I heard that from inside my prison cell it sounded wonderful. I could feel that it was true. Still, I didn’t know HOW to use the truth to set me free.

It was a while before I even allowed myself to consider that I could be free. It took a while because I didn’t want to desire something I didn’t think I could have. Eventually the pain of continuing to live imprisoned by my judgments became so great that I allowed myself to desire liberation.

Then, because I was finally TRULY interested in liberation, one day I woke up and realized that I could actively choose freedom. It was within my power to choose. I understood that I could deliberately choose whom I would serve that day. I could continue to suffer or I could choose to serve Love. In that moment I believed something different was possible. Emancipation was at hand.

A Course In Miracles teaches me that I cannot find light by analyzing darkness. I must choose the light. It says, “You have not made truth, but truth can still set you free.”

I remember my personal Independence Day clearly. I was sitting in a tent in the Andes mountains just before dawn. That morning, I awoke to the knowledge that I’d been living my life in the shadows. I’d been facing away from the light of my own being.

Somehow, deliberately walking into the darkness had become my path. In that early morning sunrise stillness, I consciously decided to turn and face the light in my own Spirit and I took that first step toward Freedom with my whole heart.

I started making some new decisions. I decided to become as loving as it was possible for me to become. I didn’t dare imagine that I could ever arrive at a place of being truly loving within this lifetime, but I didn’t mind that. I decided to head in that direction and focused on where I was going and not when I would arrive. I was Joy-full just to know that the direction I was heading in was a place I actually wished to be.

Immediately after making that decision to become as loving as I possibly could, I saw clearly my choice to focus on being loving NOW. It was my choice and no one else’s. I didn’t have to wait. I didn’t need anyone’s permission. I was not a victim of circumstance. I was completely free to follow my desire. I set my intention and in that moment I had the key that unlocked the door. That day was my day of the beginning of my Liberation – because I decided to choose it.

Deciding is so important. Only you can decide for yourself.

Today I am free to choose to serve love and to let love serve me. Love is the only power there is. By choosing Love my walk in the world is a walk of feeling powered and my ever-widening path of Freedom is something I can share with many. Thank you for sharing this Independence Day with me! May you and your loved ones always feel blessed!

Sacred Circle is on Friday this week!

Last days for Early Bird Discounts on Teacher Trainings!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: True Liberation!

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Energizing My Prosperity

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

I’m up in Lincoln, Vermont camping in the gorgeous Green Mountains. It’s spectacularly beautiful at night with our recent full moon, fields full of lightening bugs, and at night sometimes we can see the vastness of the milky way.

If you’ve been following me for any lengthy of time you know how much I love to be able to be outside and spend the day in nature. I love being able to camp, even when I can hear a bear outside my tent at night!

The other night it was a clear beautiful night. The big moon was pouring light into my tent. I was awakened around 1:30am and it was so completely silent, but my tent was being lit up with flashes. Based on the fact that the full moon was pouring through the trees into my tent, and some interesting experiences in my past, I thought, “oh, boy, UFO’s with flashing lights!”

I really didn’t wish to call attention to myself so, I just watched the display on my tent walls for a while, then I had to know what was going on. I thought it could be a lightening storm, but there was no sound at all. And the moon was out. It was so silent, not even a cricket.

It turns out it was definitely lightening and the energy of it kept me up for about an hour watching the flashes. When I awaken in the night like that, I take it as the perfect opportunity for more prayer. We can’t have too much prayer. It’s so healing and restorative.

I love camping, and being able to be outside as much as possible. I’m also becoming a gardener at our family’s home, Blue Arches, on Deer Isle, Maine. And I’m also doing some gardening here in Vermont at the Sunray Peace Village. I’ve learned to love working at a picnic table.

Nature offers a continuous offering of prosperity teachings. If we think thee’s no water. It’s a draught. Things are drying up. Things will die. We can change our mind and watch the weather change. I remember leading a retreat in St. Louis, Missouri years ago when they were experiencing a really intense draught. Trees were dying everywhere around. they were falling over and it was a sight to see.

At our weekend retreat we did A LOT of forgiveness work.
Unexpectedly, it began to rain torrential rain.

The miracle happens in our mind and it reveals itself in unexpected ways all around us.

If you doubt prosperity, start counting the leaves on a tree. If you doubt the power of your mind go outside and start using your mind to dissolve specific clouds. Take your power back. Nature will help you!

Nature comes in so many forms, and some of them are challenging. I see many deer in the yard on Deer Isle and I also see that they’ve eaten a lot of the things in the garden. They eat the buds off the flowering trees. They can strip bare some of the flowering bushes. They’re hungry.

In Maine I see bright red raccoons playing on the porch in the winter snow. I see raccoons ambling through the yard and seals swimming in the cove. There’s a lot of nature here and some of it can seem destructive at times. Have you ever seen what raccoons can do to your trash? We’ve learned a lot in the last year about floods, fires and hurricanes.

And still, I don’t find fault with nature and animals, they’re just doing what they naturally do. Animals look for food and eat the best thing they can find. I can relate!

While I don’t find fault with the animals, I still feel it’s my responsibility to honor and cherish nature. When I lived in England, I captured and released several spiders a day. At least a hundred spiders a month!

The earth is an amazing treasure. We’re so blessed to live on an amazing and gorgeous planet. Our ability to live here and enjoy all the beautiful aspects of this life here, is a great demonstration of our natural prosperity. I feel SO grateful and so blessed.

Prosperity isn’t just wealth and abundance. Prosperity is being able to have a good life, a sense of well-being, a good night’s sleep, healthy digestion and elimination, clear thinking.

Prosperity is being able to breathe deeply, or to laugh.

I cannot imagine that it would be possible to FEEL prosperous and not honor mother earth.

My sense is that those who don’t appreciate the earth, and all she gives us, will feel less than prosperous because they’re not grateful for what they have. Gratitude multiplies the good through acknowledging it.

Bless the earth today and every day. When you can, walk barefoot upon her, feel the dew on your feet and legs. I like to go out in the morning and pick up the dew on my hands and wipe it on my face. Giving thanks for the glory of nature.

Being in nature, I feel restored. I feel grateful. I can feel and see the blessings all around me. God is so very good and we are blessed. We are UNIMAGINABLY prosperous. Let us accept it and share it with Love!

Being grateful is a powerful spiritual practice that multiplies the good in our life!

Last day for Early Bird Discounts!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Prosperity and ACIM.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Courage to awaken!

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

In order for any of us to actually awaken to our true identity as perfect Love we have to be willing to bravely look within … and take out the trash!  It’s so life-changing when we can stop identifying with the trash thoughts we’ve collected and actually give them to Spirit for healing.

It takes courage to look above the battleground of our stinkin’ thinkin’ and hold a vision of Love for our lives.

One of the things I love so much about A Course in Miracles is that it tells us, “You want to be happy. You want peace.  You do not have them now, because your mind is totally undisciplined, and you cannot distinguish between joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, love and fear.  You are now learning how to tell them apart.  And great indeed will be your reward.  Your decision to see is all that vision requires.  What you want is yours.  Do not mistake the little effort that is asked of you for an indication that our goal is of little worth.”  Lesson 20  I am determined to see.

It’s hard to believe that such a great reward comes from the decision to have vision, yet the decision is required. I meet so many people who believe, often in secret, that they don’t have what it takes to be happy, successful, loving, and Joy-full.  Their secret belief is running their life.  They don’t even see that they can decide to have a different life.

Admitting it to ourselves is a big first step.  It’s like with being addicted to something.  A first step in healing is to admit that you are feeling out of control and addicted.  Admitting that your thoughts and behaviors are compulsive and you feel unable to stop yourself opens the door to the possibility of healing.  Without that willingness to look at the shadow, we can stay stuck for a very long time.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s a mind-training system to help us recognize that where there’s a shadow, there’s something in our mind that’s blocking the light, and we can give it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting.  But if we won’t admit to ourselves that we’ve got this challenge, will we ever actually be available to the healing?  Will we be stuck for lifetimes looking at the darkness instead of the light?

Realizing “I’m not the only one” is one of the major aha’s that people have in this community.  They start to realize that many people feel the way they do, and have the same perceptions.  

And some of them are willing to go first to share, to heal, to change their minds.  

That’s spiritual leadership.

There was a long period in my life where I felt helpless and hopeless a lot of the time, but I couldn’t admit it to anyone.  I buried it deep because I so firmly believed it was completely impossible to have a healing.  Fortunately, it felt so awful, I couldn’t take it anymore and I finally decided to stop depending on my own strength to heal and I invoked the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting.  I made the decision to stop punishing myself and go for it.

Now, every day I connect with someone who is feeling deeply challenged and looking to find the courage to not give up and they’re reaching out to me.  And almost every day I hear from someone who has found the courage to choose a new thought and they’re having a miraculous healing.  And we’re all one, all on the same journey.

We know we’re not open to healing when we blame anyone else for how we feel.  We are a closed door, like a bank vault hiding a treasure, when we’re blaming and complaining.  There’s no healing happening until we’re willing to take responsibility.  Taking responsibility for the way we feel, the mess we made, the things we did and said – 100% responsibility with 0% blame is often an act of bravery so potent that it will literally begin to transform our life onto a path of healing that is miraculous.  I see it all the time.  

One of the great privileges I have in this ministry is that I get to have 1 on 1 conversations with the brave souls who are in our classes and trainings.  I’ve been talking with many of them lately and I am so inspired by their courage, their healing and their progress.  

On the surface, it might not seem as though it takes much bravery to participate in a spiritual class, but anyone on the awakening path knows that there are times, every day, when we’re given the opportunity to make a loving choice and it doesn’t feel comfortable.  Together we, as a community, make a commitment to relinquish our judgments and opinions, our criticisms and complaints, in order to speak honestly and openly.  

In our programs, as part of our healing we give each other the space to say how we REALLY feel and share what we’re REALLY going through and not put some kind of glossy spiritual spin on it pretending to convince ourselves it’s all good when we don’t really believe it.  

It’s healing when we choose to keep it real with each other.  

And that’s what Love is.  

Love is real.

We’re practicing our holy relationships, intimate relationships, healing relationships with each other in a safe space without judgment so we can take the training wheels off in our relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

We just started a new group in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class and people are already realizing that they’re going to need to have some courage to do this work of miraculous healing.  Doing it together is so much easier and that’s why I love when we can gather in a circle in any way shape or form.  Being the two or more who are gathered gives us the opportunity to realize we’re not the only ones who feel the way we do.

If you’ve been a hoarder of complaints, opinions, judgments and criticism along with a collection of resentments and regrets that you’re now ready to get rid of, stop thinking that you have to do it yourself, because you really cannot do it that way.  Give it to Spirit and be willing to be willing to have a healing.  

Your demonstration of willingness is an act of courage.  There’s no big or small about it.  The tiniest bit of willingness is an act of courage.  #IHavetheCouragetoGoForIt!  

Just saying “yes” to healing is an act of courage.  Be willing to tell Spirit each day “I AM willing to have a healing” and see what Spirit provides.  Have the courage to accept and allow the healing.  I’m consistently amazed at the active bravery of spiritual students who are willing to look within, face their perceptions and release them to be healed!

Whenever you’re feeling upset in anyway, it’s your golden opportunity to choose healing.  Have the courage to go for it – be willing to allow a pause before you choose.  Your willingness lifts us all.  All boats rise on this tide of Love.

Fear can paralyze us from doing anything and I know that all too well.  I shared simple tips for getting out of fear this past week on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show, the topic was Staying Connected With Spirit. When we stay connected with Spirit, we’re in our loving heart and we’re naturally courageous.  (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents?  Would you like to inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August.  If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information.  These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

There’s so much healing that happens when we intend to share our Light with others!  When others rise and shine, it’s my answered prayer!

What I know, with every fiber of my being, is that Spirit cannot fail.  Only the ego experiences failure.  Let’s let go of the very idea of failure.  It is a false belief that has no power of its own without our investment in it.  We choose Freedom today!

Please pray with me!  Prayer works!  Joining together in prayer for our healing, for the active practice of joining with Spirit, and allowing my healing is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it.  You can join me today and every day in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world. 

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence?  Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy.  There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th 
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings.  Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.  

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God.  We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts.  I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Fastest Path of Awakening.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

 

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Stay Strong!

Friday, June 29th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that relationships are the best tool we have for working with our mind. Ain’t that the truth? Lordy!

I used to feel so tested and tried by my relationships. Now, I’m well aware that what was actually going on was that the peeps in my life were showing me all my false beliefs. I used to go off the deep end so easily. With the slightest provocation I was ranting and raving.

Blame. Resentment. Attack!

What I’ve learned, and am so deeply grateful for, is that my job is to hold the high watch.

When a relationship seems to be in a rocky space, whether it’s with someone I know well or someone I just met, my real response-ability is to hold in my mind that healing is happening RIGHT NOW.

I’ve learned not to be fooled by the appearance even when someone seems to be relentlessly attacking me. Even when others who “know better” are blaming me for their feelings, it’s still my job and my response-ability to hold that the appearance of discord is transforming into Harmony because Harmony is our natural state and that which is false has no power.

Love is the only power.
Our ability to be loving IS our super power!

Of course, this doesn’t mean accepting abuse of any kind.

Just because someone is blaming you for how they feel doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

ACIM Lesson #5 is “I am never upset for the reason I think.”

We can reject the blame without rejecting the person. They think they’re upset because of something we did, but they’re not. That’s an old belief system – old BS.

When the world seems to be the cause of our upset, it’s not. It’s really not. We’re actually upset because we’ve lost our seat. We’re upset because we’re blaming others. We’re upset because we believe something that’s false. We’re upset because we’re giving ourselves permission to be unloving.

Our response-ability is to hold tight to the healing power of Love and not be deterred. It works. It really works. It’s our job and our response-ability to prove it.

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are a few days left for Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop – 
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Healing Lack and Attack.  

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

 

 

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Crazy Thinking

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

“Get thee behind me, Satan.”

According to my professor in Ministerial School, Rocco Errico, what Jesus said in Aramaic, and was translated into Hebrew and then into Greek, etc. was more likely something like “get thee behind me crazy thinking!”

That interpretation feels more like Jesus to me. The Jesus I know from A Course in Miracles doesn’t seem like someone who would have believed in a devil. He spoke about the worshipping of false idols, and in it’s way, the belief in the devil is a belief in false idols.

Crazy thinking can feel like a demon has taken ahold of us. I’ve felt that many times. And it seems like right now, every single day someone is asking me what to do about crazy thinking.

Almost every day someone is asking me what to do when we feel obsessed with negative thoughts and feelings, when the same repetitive thoughts and beliefs seem to take us over.

This is the main focus of my Finding Freedom spiritual bootcamp class that starts today.

I used to feel that my attack thoughts, the complaints, the judgments, the disappointments and regrets were compulsive and obsessive in my mind. I was so often investing my precious energy in defending against the constant sense of attack I felt.

For decades, I didn’t realize it was emanating from me.
I thought it was happening to me.

As long as I thought it was happening to me, I was defending myself.

I didn’t realize what I now know from ACIM lesson 135 – “If I defend myself, I am attacked.”

By constantly defending myself mentally, I was constantly affirming that I was being attacked and so I was perpetuating it and didn’t even realize it.

Every attack I felt, justified my retaliation.
Every attack I felt was just my interpretation.
It was my perception.
I didn’t realize that secretly I was looking for an excuse to attack.
That was hidden until I became truly committed to being loving no matter what.

I still don’t do it perfectly. I fall down. I get up.

However, I fall down much less often than I used to.
I used to fall down so much it didn’t seem worthwhile to get up! LOL!

The constant sense of failure I had has left me.
Now, I have a constant sense of succeeding.
I’m focused on what I’d like to experience, rather than what I don’t like.

These shifts are made much easier when we focus together and don’t give up.

Eliminating these thought patterns is exactly what my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is all about. This is where our Freedom is revealed. Freedom is already our natural state underneath all of the punishing thoughts we’ve adopted.

When the thoughts feel crazy – that’s the time to say “Get thee behind me!”
This has been a great tool for me.
It certainly worked well for Jesus!

Let’s give all crazy thinking to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Let the suffering be FINISHED! This is our time of Love & Freedom – let’s claim it!

TODAY! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class starts today, Thursday. We’ve added extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought! Registration closes TODAY.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Cleaning Out Your Mind.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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A Guiltless Mind Does Not Suffer

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Many people use the threat of guilt as a motivator.  Some use guilt to keep them playing small and avoid taking risks.  I’ve certainly been guilty of both!

I’ve talked with many people who don’t fully enjoy their life because they feel it would be selfish and they’d feel guilty. Many people even feel guilty just for taking care of themselves – as though good self-care somehow is putting themselves first, which is selfish. Selfish is bad and wrong.

The guilty mind punishes again and again. Self punishment is a strong motivator for many people and it keeps them in a loop, like a hamster on a wheel, repeating a limited and unhappy existence. It is our destiny to live a joyful life and A Course in Miracles is the mind-training to help us get there!

It’s interesting how many people believe they should feel guilty for taking care of themselves. One of the biggest challenges I see at work in many people’s minds is this belief that it’s better to give than to receive. How could that be true when there is only one? It’s insanity. The only place to give to is Spirit and the only place to receive from is Spirit, how could giving be better than receiving? It’s so important and valuable and healing and nourishing to be receptive to Spirit’s guidance and flow of Love. Without that we wither and die, literally!

The ego thought system is diabolically opposed to itself!

The ego believes that taking care of yourself is selfish, which is bad and wrong. The ego believes that we’re supposed to give and give and give and give in order to get the Love, approval, attention and affection that we want and need. We end up believing that we have to give and give and give in order to earn Love, thereby reinforcing the idea that we’re separate from Love.

The ego believes that others are selfish, bad and wrong if they don’t appreciate all that we’re giving to them. They should reciprocate by giving us everything that we need. It’s all lunacy. Time for a healing!

When we don’t take good care of ourselves, when we over-give and give in order to get something back, then we’re going to feel depleted and it’s not because someone made us or we did it for someone else. Over-giving to depletion is a choice that is a form of self-sabotage and it’s time for us to let it go! We over-give because we believe in lack. Over-giving is an affirmation of lack.

Some spiritual students believe that suffering and martyrdom are somehow holy. This has been taught for thousands of years.

Suffering and martyrdom are the OPPOSITE of holy.
Suffering and martyrdom are pure ego.

It’s our responsibility to take good care of ourselves and keep our wellspring of energy, radiance and luminosity full.

There are no extra points for running on empty.

No one can maintain our radiance for us – this is ours to do. If you feel guilty taking good care of yourself consider this: If you live in service to the Light, then everything you do to make sure you are a brightly shining light brings benefit to all. It’s not selfish to take good care of yourself, it’s another act of service to the Light!

Eliminating these thought patterns is exactly what my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is all about. This is where our Freedom is revealed. Freedom is already our natural state underneath all of the punishing thoughts we’ve adopted.

What can you do today to care for yourself with kindness?

One thing we can ALL do is give the guilt, known and unknown, recognized and unrecognized, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Let the suffering be OVER! This is our time of Love & Freedom!

TOMORROW! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is starting on Thursday. I’m adding extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought! Registration closes on Thursday

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Cultivating a Guiltless Mind. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Staying Connected With Spirit

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

A Course in Miracles is a program that we can use to eliminate the blocks to Love in our life. When we’re in the flow of Love there is no lack, no limitation, no pain, and no suffering.

Most of us feel like we’re in the flow of Love sometimes. Here and there we can feel it. The more we eliminate the blocks to Love the more we feel expansive and available for good, and the more good we attract.

Being available for good is a big part of staying connected with Spirit because Spirit is the ALL good. One way we quickly take ourselves out of that loving connection is when we begin to label things bad and wrong.

This has been SUCH a helpful awareness for me. As soon as I hear the words bad or wrong come out of my mouth or as thoughts in my head, then I can make a change. I’ve learned to closely watch for my use of these words so that I can make other, non-judgmental choices and keep my Peace. It works!

This kind of helpful awareness and the tools to practice it with are exactly what my FF is all about. I share so many tools and ways to use them that make it easier and easier to invest in loving choices rather than judging.

When we’re willing to make more loving choices we begin building momentum so quickly and that’s inspiring. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never change or that we cannot change, but it’s just not true.

Getting support and joining with others makes it much easier and much more fun to stay connected to Spirit and feel in the flow of LOVE!

My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is starting on Thursday. I’m adding extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought! Registration closes on Thursday

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Staying Connected With Spirit

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!

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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No Exceptions

Monday, June 25th, 2018

One of the most challenging things for me is to make no exceptions at all.  There are times when it’s so tempting to make exceptions and label this one bad or wrong, not good enough, less than or better than.  I’ve so glad I’ve learned that to make any exceptions at all is a trap.

I know I’m in that “exception trap” when I feel uncomfortable.  When I feel irritated, frustrated, angry or hurt, it’s a clear sign that I’ve made an exception and decided against someone or something.  I’ve fallen into a spiritual hole and I can let the Higher Holy Spirit Self pull me out.

THE most common questions I get is “how do you remember to choose again and choose Love?”

Because I get that question so often, and I share about it so often, and still it’s such a challenge, I keep adding new things to my classes to offer more clarity and more support.  And we’re seeing that people are having better results.

Better results is people becoming more inspired to make the changes that make them happy.

Better results is people naturally having a desire to make different choices and PROVE that God IS working in their life even when it seems like its not.

Better results is people realizing that they are never alone and that they are a fully BELOVED part of Spirit.

My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class is starting on Thursday.  I’m adding extra incentives, and support in order to offer those who are willing to explore and play together in this spiritual bootcamp in order to learn for themselves that God is much less mysterious than we’ve thought!

ACIM tells us that “All healing is at the level of the mind,” and sometimes it feels quite elusive.  When we are willing, Spirit shows us the way.  There IS miraculous healing available to us all.  Let’s claim it and share the benefits with everyone!

We remember to choose again and choose Love because we care enough about ourselves not to struggle anymore.  We love ourselves well enough that we cannot tolerate being in pain anymore.  This healing, and Finding Freedom is about moving out of managing and coping with difficulties to miraculously rising above them.  It may seem impossible, but that’s part of the healing!  Let’s trade our false perceptions for clarity and Freedom!

Part of the healing path is to make a commitment to holding no exceptions.  Holding each other in the Light of truth no matter what.  No exceptions for the one who said something unkind.  No exceptions for the one who stole our car.  No exceptions for the one who didn’t remember our birthday.  No exceptions for the one who incarcerates children.  No exceptions for the one who doesn’t have compassion.

We claim that our God-given ability is to have compassion for all.  No exceptions!

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God.  We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts.  I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: There’s No Order of Difficulties.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

 

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Receiving Spirit’s Guidance

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Maybe you’re like me, I used to read things that said, “When you heal the mind, the world of form, experience, relationships, finances, health and wealth WILL follow.”

And I’d think:  Ok, I believe it.  But HOW????????

Where is the part where they tell me HOW???

I used to think, “I need some real help here because I’m studying this spiritual stuff for MANY years and I still feel like a fake and a failure!”

Fortunately I was praying all the time, the answer started to come to me.
I know that’s the reason why. I just kept praying.

I finally realized that I needed to stop asking the wrong question.
Questions like:

What’s wrong with me?
Why doesn’t it work for me?
Why can’t I get this?
What’s my problem?
How come this is easier for everyone else?
I’m I just fundamentally messed up?

And those are just some of the UN-helpful questions I was asking ALL DAY LONG! UGH!!!

As God would have it, because of the prayer I was constantly doing, I had a realization that I was asking the wrong question, and

I’ll be totally honest … I wasn’t as willing as I thought I was.

Prayer works!

Two things happened. First, because I just couldn’t stand it anymore, I made a decision:

I decided to put all of my eggs in the God basket.
I decided to go ALL IN.

Once I did that I had another realization:

I started asking for results.

Ask and it is given. Pretty simple. Duh.

I started asking:
Show me how.
Tell me how.
Help me to see only the how and nothing else!

Everything began to rapidly change for me.

I stopped feeling stuck and started gaining momentum because I was given a series of things to do and I did them. It wasn’t a picnic, it wasn’t easy.

Spirit didn’t say,”you go binge watch the West Wing on netflix, I’ve got this handled.”

It was NOT easy. It required me to become more and more willing to follow the guidance, the steps, the exercises, in order to have the healing.

Let me just say that before this, FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE, I had such a strong belief that I’d be free WHEN … [fill in the blank] happens. It’s easy to be convinced that freedom is conditional. After all, that’s what the world teaches – even though it’s not true. In fact, nothing could be further from the Truth.

Freedom is a spiritual quality – infinite and eternal. It’s ours already.

First, I had to be willing to get out of the cage of believing that my happiness was conditional.
I just had to be TRULY willing.

I was utterly convinced that my feeling free and happy were completely tied to what was happening in the world, in my life, in my home, in my family, in my finances, in my body and in my job. I had not a single clue HOW to get to the Freedom in my mind.

And reading spiritual books didn’t get me much closer.
In fact, it made me feel MORE like a failure.

After all, I had all this information telling me that healing is at the level of the mind and yet my mind wasn’t healing.

Sound familiar?What I did immediately, was I began to share it with others. I wrote it down and I thought about how I could share what was working for me in a way that would be helpful to others.

I’ll be honest, it’s been a lot of work for me. I keep working at making it easier for people. I keep asking Spirit to show me how to be MORE helpful, and to be more clear. Every day. That’s my job. And I LOVE it.

I found happiness and I found Freedom and everything, everything, everything in my life has changed for the better. There’s not one thing in my life that hasn’t improved. I’m just really discovering that as I write it down.

And this is exactly why I’ve been inspired to share what has miraculously worked for me. I say miraculously because that’s what A Course in Miracles tells us – the miracles happen at the level of the mind FIRST and then we see the miraculous shift in our world.

That’s why I’m committed to PROVING God works in my life – because our minds are joined, when one can do it, all are lifted. We can all FEEL the Freedom that is ours, by inheritance.

I encourage you to start asking for help to see, know, feel, and hear clearly the wisdom that is yours to receive. It’s already there in each one of us. The kingdom IS within. It has always been there. Spirit will show us if we are asking for it.

But we cannot ask for insight and wisdom and also spend a great deal of time affirming what is false!

This is precisely why I was led to create my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class for folks who were willing to make some changes in their thinking.

I keep being led and guided to share more and more because I keep asking. Every day. I ask Spirit to show me the how.

Fear can paralyze us from doing anything and I know that all too well. I shared simple tips for getting out of fear this past week on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show, the topic was Fear Buster. (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Would you like to inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

There’s so much healing that happens when we intend to share our Light with others! When others rise and shine, it’s my answered prayer!

What I know, with every fiber of my being, is that Spirit cannot fail. Only the ego experiences failure. Let’s let go of the very idea of failure. It is a false belief that has no power of its own without our investment in it. We choose Freedom today!

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey. Next week, I’m starting my summer Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp. People are experiencing a lot of fear right now. And so I’ve dropped the price and added a really nice bonus in order to encourage more people to take the plunge and be ALL IN for Spirit and to STOP giving their power to false beliefs.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Getting the Guidance.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Being Peaceful

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

We live in an ever-changing world. The impermanent nature of everything on planet earth is part of why we chose this experience. It’s a bit like my shape-up workout shoes. They have a rounded bottom to them and they make it less stable for me to walk, which makes me use my core more and that strengthens me.

We can decide to use the life’s weather and weirdness to help us to become stronger. We can be like the trees, who receive great benefit from having the wind and elements challenging them to grow stronger and more resilient to even the harshest weather.

Year’s ago I set the intention to *become peaceful. I felt ready. It was such a great decision!

Through my commitment to being peaceful I was able to recognize the opportunities to choose Peace. Having a clear and strong intention is so helpful!

As I talked about in my Freedom From Fear class the other day, I used to torture myself, and everyone around me by getting upset and venting. It was a giant waste of energy and it really created so much negative backwash in my life. I didn’t realize it at that the time.

I used to think that getting upset was my power. I’m so glad I’ve learned that Love is the ONLY power that there is. Peace is where it’s at, baby!

Now, I get such strength from practicing being peaceful regardless of what’s going on. It’s like getting a core workout. Once you develop a strong core, it’s MUCH easier to maintain it. In fact, with being peaceful, it gets easier all the time.

This practice of Peace is not about denying how you feel, it’s about placing a much higher value on Peace, Love and Harmony than on any emotional expression. I Love myself so much that I don’t wish to energize negativity because it’s unkind to myself.

When you’re willing, you can begin to practice the discipline of being harmonious. It requires the willingness to be compassionate.

You’ll realize that your emotions are the by-product of your INTERPRETATION of what’s going on. You’re only upset for the meaning you made of it.

Your interpretation is really your opinion.
Like the weather, opinions are always changing.
Why value what is ever-changing when you can value what is never-changing?
LOVE is constant.
Love is clear.

Love is never grasping and the active practice of Love is compassion, which leads to Harmony, which leads to self-esteem and abundance.

At some point, Peace becomes so valuable that no opinion is worth giving it up for. You can decide if today’s that day or not. You can choose to be unbotherable. Wouldn’t you really rather be unbotherable? Wouldn’t you rather live with an open heart? We’re doing it together!

Forgiveness is a big part of being able to be peaceful. Forgiving the debtors and the trespassers opens up the flow of Love and prosperity in your life. It’s not just a matter of willingness, it helps to know HOW to forgive.

Next week, I’m starting my summer Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp. People are experiencing a lot of fear right now. And so I’ve dropped the price and added a really nice bonus in order to encourage more people to take the plunge and be ALL IN for Spirit and to STOP giving their power to false beliefs.

When we join together it works. It really does work. Let’s go for it!

FREE CLASS – Register now and you can watch the VIDEO of my free class to eliminate fear from our experience! Freedom From Fear This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Peace of God.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Fear Has No Power

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Wow! What a healing! Last night on the summer solstice, I did my Freedom From Fear class – powerful! It’s amazing how so many of us can read all kinds of books and do all kinds of things and still be gripped by fear in a moment’s notice. It’s amazing how many Light Workers still feel unworthy of Love.

What I absolutely know, and am so grateful for, is that these patterns are a distortion. They are not true. And do not need to give it our power anymore!

Fear has no basis in reality.
It is a made up thing.

When we don’t keep our agreements, and commitments then we feel untrustworthy and we project that onto all of life. Of course, since like attracts like, we attract people who mirror us and then we feel a despair that the world is hopeless. It becomes a black hold sucking everything in.

The truth that sets us free is:
Fear has no power of its own. It is our belief in the false thought that SEEMS to give the fear power. I will not be driven by fear anymore. I’m so grateful that we’re on this journey of healing together. I feel called to step up my game and I’m going for it. Let’s do it together!

Next week, I’m starting my summer Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp. People are experiencing a lot of fear right now. And so I’ve dropped the price and added a bonus in order to encourage more people to take the plunge and be ALL IN for Spirit and to STOP giving their power to false beliefs.

When we join together it works. It really does work. Let’s go for it!

FREE CLASS – Register now and you can watch the VIDEO of my free class to eliminate fear from our experience! Freedom From Fear This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Freedom From Fear. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Freedom From Fear

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

One great thing about being on this path and actually doing the work of healing the mind, is that as you progress you can see the choice points. This means you create a lot less trouble for yourself. Which is SUCH a good feeling.

I can remember when I began to really get that my upset was caused by me and that I had the power to make another choice. I began to actively celebrate my decision to turn away from the thinking that was so painful and caused so much distress.

Deep down, I knew that I had the power to choose a higher thought.
Still, I continued to choose to affirm that life was happening to me and it wasn’t my fault.

I can remember feeling that thinking it was happening TO me rather than BY me was some how preferable. For a long, LONG time, I put so much energy into blaming others.

People often tell me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s because I don’t invest my energy in a lot of things that take up huge amounts of time.

So many have told me they’re plagued by a fear of not having enough time to live the life they’d like, but that’s a made up story. Instead, they’re investing their time and energy in things that are wasteful and draining of energy.

I used to binge watch tv SO OFTEN.
I did it to escape.
Now, I occasionally make a date with myself to enjoy a favorite program for a few hours, but I don’t feel like I’m wasting time. It feels fun and restful.

I don’t feel guilty afterwards.
It’s like having a big ice cream sundae.
If you do it in moderation, it’s a wonderful and enjoyable thing!

If you’re doing something you enjoy in a way that dulls your senses, in order to escape from the pain of this world, it’s delaying the healing due to overwhelm.

I’m so familiar with feeling afraid that I don’t have what it takes, and instead choosing to escape, and delay my healing due to overwhelm. Enough! That’s not helpful.

And that’s precisely why I’m offering this free class today!
I’ll share what’s helpful so we can break these patterns and live a life that’s fulfilling!

Freedom From Fear!

Register now and come join me LIVE on VIDEO and let’s join together to eliminate fear from our experience!

TODAY! FREE CLASS – Join me in my Freedom From Fear LIVE VIDEO class. This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register. Please come and bring your questions – invite a friend to join us. It’s FREE!

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: From Fear to Freedom.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Manipulation

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

I’m in a co-creative relationship with Spirit and that’s a beautiful and powerful thing. It’s essential to my happiness and fulfillment that I am fully IN this relationship with the Divine. There was a time when I was not committed to the relationship, not by a long shot. I was playing a game of “hard to get” with God. I was keeping score in the most demented way.

So many of us are actually trying to manipulate God the way we tried to manipulate our parents! Sheesh!

There’s an old paradigm of thought about making deals with Spirit. In that game, God is the sometimes loving, sometimes punishing parent. The relationship is co-dependent. “I’ll do this, if God does that.” And “I’m a lowly sinner, but as long as I grovel and repent, Daddy loves me.” There is no partnership, no co-creativity. It is the original dysfunctional family!

It’s my intention to help dissolve that old paradigm through awakening to my Divinity. My Divine essence isn’t something to be experienced someday in the future – when I give up my ways as a sinner and get to Heaven, it’s here NOW – and forever. I AM the One who decides to see it, know it, live in it and share the benefit with all beings because I AM One with them. Right now, I have a response-ability to expand MY awareness to live in this fundamental Truth: I AM One with God, eternal and infinite.

“Your holiness is the salvation of the world. It lets you teach the world that it is one with you … by your quiet recognition that in your holiness are all things blessed along with you.” ~ A Course In Miracles

I AM responsible for my thoughts in the same way that I AM responsible for keeping my home clean and clear of clutter. I can see that I actually choose each and every one of my thoughts – over and over again.

My thoughts manifest as the circumstances of my life – not to punish me, not to reward me, but to teach me because that’s how I learn and grow to know that I AM One with the Beloved now and forever.

I AM is the Resurrection and the Life of the gifts of my Divinity. I am eternally One with the One!

Join me in my Freedom From Fear LIVE VIDEO class tomorrow, Thursday. This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register. Please come and bring your questions – invite a friend to join us. It’s FREE!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live or get the download later.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: What Is the Ego?  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Learning

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

I can be like a sponge, soaking up everything in my environment. That’s one of the reasons why I like to be out in nature so much. In every moment of every day we’re taking in information, we’re constantly learning and observing. I say all the time: we’re always teaching the efficacy of our choices. Everyone around us is watching us and noticing whether our choices bring us happiness or upset. They learn by watching, we learn by experiencing.

Along this spiritual journey, the time came when I recognized that much of what I’ve learned from what people told me is untrue. These untruths that keep getting passed along stem from a belief in duality. A belief in good and evil – opposing forces. Now, I Know we live in a unified field – one and only one. Even though it doesn’t alway seem like it.

I believe that evil is not a separate force, but simply that which appears to be destructive.

Now, I remember that there are seasons to everything. Sometimes the winter season feels intensely destructive, and then spring comes and the renewal begins again.

I consider how many things I hear in a day that I could easily accept as true that are actually completely false. This is has been a major topic of conversation in the news for the last couple of years.

There are all manner of untruths. There are so many that are commonly accepted that we don’t even stop to think about whether they’re true – we just accept them.

Consider statements such as:

People don’t change.
Life is hard and then you die.
It’s better to give then to receive.
Time heals all wounds.

None of those is true. They are beliefs that have become accepted as truths, but they are not true. They are false.

Any lie I choose to believe will create upset in one way or another – guaranteed. The upset calls the falsehood to my attention so that I can address it. Upsets are triggers that let us know when something is up for healing. Let’s not miss anymore healing opportunities. Let’s make use of them ALL.

In ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND, Shunryu Suzuki writes, “When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship.”

Today I invite you to make a list of beliefs you’ve accepted that you’d like to forget and replace with the truth. Be sure to include beliefs about yourself as well as beliefs about life and others. Doing this exercise will be profoundly helpful and healing, even if you only take 10 minutes with it.

By choosing to actively release our false beliefs, we take a giant step toward living in Truth. Through the personal practice of living in alignment with Truth we are a positive voice for truth in the world. Be in service to the Light. Be willing to forget the false! True learning is remembering the eternal truth.

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Ready to stop playing small and waiting for the perfect moment?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Conditions of Learning. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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