Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

Love Investment

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Just think how many previous life times we’ve all had where we were laboring almost every waking hour just to survive – hunting and harvesting food, preparing it, washing clothes by hand, doing EVERYTHING by hand, carrying water, focused almost entirely on the basic necessities of life. Consider how many of those lifetimes we wished for just a little more free time. If only we didn’t have to tend the sheep and pick the cotton, weave the fabric and whatever else was necessary in order to be able to make the clothes to wear on our back.

If only we didn’t have to wash all those clothes by hand and mend them time after time. If only we didn’t have to spend so much time preparing the soil to grow the food to sustain us and the animals we tended, in order that we could have food to prepare, cook and eat. If only we had some help with the dishes and the cleaning.

If only we didn’t have to sweep the floors once or twice a day and empty the ashes from the fireplace constantly, and chop and bring in the wood in order to enjoy that fire and keep from freezing to death. If only the soap we used wasn’t so harsh on our skin. If only there was some way to keep our teeth lasting longer. If only there was a machine to make the cappuccino!

If only there was some way we could be educated enough to read and write so that we could discover the sacred texts and write down the stories and thoughts that are always in our minds. If only we could communicate with our far away loved ones more often and feel connected. If only it didn’t take so long to walk to town to get the basic necessities and the news of the day.

For thousands of years, most of us were thinking these thoughts. How many lifetimes we were we enslaved in the mines, in the fields, in households and in all manner of situations where we longed for just the freedom to decide how we would invest our time for one day?

Now, we have all these modern conveniences. How many of us make our clothes from the cotton we grew or the sheep we raised? Not many.

How many of us still wash our clothes or our dishes mostly by hand?

Obviously, you know how to read or you wouldn’t be reading this. If you feel like staying up late reading, you probably can, without fear of running out of electricity or wasting your precious homemade candles or expensive oil.

Running to the store a mile a way to get some milk or bread takes about 10 minutes. If you’d like to call your friend or loved one thousands of miles away or even just on the other side of your home, you can do it instantly. With skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp, you can even do it at zero cost. AND you can see them!

What an amazing time we live in.

All the lifetimes we longed for freedom of religion and freedom of spiritual practice and almost everyone who is reading this has that freedom and knows it.

This year, let’s really live in appreciation that we’ve actually been able to manifest the ideal circumstances for our spiritual growth, practice and awakening. Every single one of us, no matter how busy we are, can always do less of the meaningless things and more of the meaningFULL things.

It’s really worth contemplating this: What will you invest more of your precious time and energy resources in this day, this week, this month, that can REALLY change your life? What are you actually willing to DO that’s different. Even 1 hour a week can make a huge difference! That would be 52 hours in a year!

Your whole life would really change with an investment in Spirit of just one hour per week of devotional practice and prayer.

We have the freedom to invest wisely – let’s do it!

How will you put Love first all through your day, each minute given to Love is an investment in Prosperity, Joy, Freedom, Wholeness and the all Good of God?

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer.  I am offering two trainings in October.  They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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I AM Eternal

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Yay! Finding Freedom From Fear, my spiritual boot camp class started yesterday, and it is such a joy to activate into that beautiful program! One of the questions that came in our class last night was about time. It can sometimes seem like there’s not enough time to do everything that we have to do or would like to do.

I used to feel SO pressured by the thought that “There’s not enough time.” I finally decided to put my spiritual foot down and get rid of that issue. ENOUGH!

As spiritual students, most of us say that we believe that time is an illusion. We say we believe that we’re eternal. Well, since that IS true, let’s begin to at least act as though we believe it’s true.

I decided to stop arguing with time.
I decided to stop complaining about time.
I decided to be willing to KNOW that time is indeed an illusion and I AM eternal.

I began to have experiences of time that were unusual.

I had an experience where time seemed to stop so that I could complete a task. I was watching the clock, but the time wasn’t moving. Interesting.

I had an experience in traffic one day that should have been at least 2x as long as it actually was. A trip that was about 3 hours became 90 minutes and that wasn’t even possible, but it still happened.

What I was talking about in Finding Freedom From Fear today is that spiritual practice is a BIG time saver. The ego mindset is that spiritual practice is a time waster. The more we get into the flow of Love, the easier things are. Spiritual practice, when it’s effective, will reduce the experience of problems and generate ease and grace that is unbelievable to the ego identified person.

The invitation is to remember that we are all eternal, infinite and so are our relationships.

Let the healing expand and become our highest priority!

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The Guiltless Mind Does Not Suffer

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

One reason children are so light and happy is that they don’t feel guilty – yet. 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 Boot Camp 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.

Managing and coping with painful patterns isn’t healing, and it’s not loving.

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!

FINDING FREEDOM FROM FEAR starts TOMORROW!
I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love.  We’re doing it together!

Register now or  Click here now to book an exploratory call to learn more.

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How to Avoid Healing

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

It’s not that complicated. We avoid healing when we’re afraid to change. Why would be afraid to change? Because we think the changes would be more painful than the mess we’re experiencing right now. It’s not that complicated, but when we fear change, it can FEEL super complicated even though it’s not.

This is why spiritual healing requires courage. It REQUIRES courage.

A Course in Miracles says, “Your willingness is ALL that’s required.”

Courage and willingness are often one and the same. Courage is possible when we feel the fear but choose our healing anyway.

Courage is possible when we’re so willing to have healing that we’re able to feel the fear and still make the most loving and supportive choice that we can find in that moment.

It’s our willingness to choose Love that actually gives us the courage and strength. It’s so important to both realize and remember that.

Here’s a great way to practice that’s deeply healing.

If you see someone struggling, bless them.
When you would curse someone for doing something you don’t like, bless them.
When you see that person at the gym who looks like they’re having a hard time and they’re not happy, bless them.
When someone refuses to acknowledge you, bless them.
When someone is rude, bless them.

When we can do that, we’re choosing healing.
If you’d like to avoid your healing curse them, judge them, condemn them.

We all get many opportunities each and every day.

Let’s not avoid our healing anymore, let’s maximize it!

If you feel you ARE ready to take the next step with me, consider joining my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp with ACIM principles.

Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to see if it’s right for you right now or to just learn more. If it is right for you, you’ll know. Trust your intuition!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

Register now or Click here now to book an exploratory call to learn more.

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

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Prosperity Consciousness

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

In our natural spiritual state, we are already prosperous and abundant. If we’re not experiencing the flow of Prosperity and Abundance, it’s because we’re blocking it in some way – and that way is always going to be in the mind – ALWAYS.

Now, for myself, I used to have a real issue with receiving and debting, and so I felt like an utter failure when it came to being abundant and prosperous.

I used to fantasize about being wealthy, and then feel such an intense lack in my life experience.

The fantasy was like a drug for escaping my life. As with any drug taken to self-medicate, the fantasy left a hangover of unhappiness and lack.

Day after day, hour by hour, so many of my thoughts were on the lack and limitation I was experiencing. I had lack thoughts about everything!

A Course in Miracles is very clear that if we’re focused on lack we’ll experience more of it. All problems are the result of thinking that we’re separate from Spirit and the flow of Love. It’s that original sense in separation that shows up as every experience of lack in our life.

The belief in separation HAS to show up in our experience. That’s how this life works. If we believe it, we will see it.

It took me more than 40 years of living on this planet to finally say “ENOUGH!” I made the decision to shift my thinking. I finally got to the point where I was willing to be ALL-IN for living the teachings to the best of my ability in each moment.

I began to be given so many opportunities to take responsibility for my thinking and to relinquish my beliefs in lack and limitation, and I decided to make the most of them rather than push them away.

When negativity appears in the mind, that’s the healing opportunity you’ve been waiting for. My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp class with A Course in Miracles principles arose from my own healing experiences. I share the same things that made such a difference for me. What I did alone, you can do with me and the rest of the group.

When I finally decided to go ALL-IN for my own happiness, and I stopped looking outside myself for the answers and the causes, that’s when Spirit gave me everything I needed to change my mind and change my life. What a blessing!

We can all live a life of real Prosperity and Abundance. This is our birthright, but we must claim it and activate it.

We must give up the choice we’ve made to live in lack. It’s a decision we make and then adhere to. It’s not easy for most of us, but when we do it together, it’s very doable.

As spiritual students, it’s so important that we demonstrate true Prosperity and Abundance. We’re always teaching the efficacy of how we live and what we choose. When people see us struggling and unhappy, they automatically assume that spiritual teachings and principles are the way of poverty, chastity, pain and suffering, and that is NOT TRUE.

I feel so strongly that part of the healing for all of us is that the spiritual students must lead the way in undoing this poverty consciousness.

Back in the 90s I studied for several years with Rev. Dr. James Lawson who was a mentor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the practice of non-violence. Rev. Lawson also taught many of the leadership of the civil rights movement in how to conduct the nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins and demonstrations that made such a difference in our culture.

Rev. Lawson once said that if all of the people who wished to help feed and support the poor, instead of actually working to feed them, would work instead to support a living wage and for better programs to support economic equity in this world, the end of poverty would actually arrive. I believe he’s correct. And I believe what ACIM advises us is the most helpful: “Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.”

The place to begin is in our own awareness.
The time to begin is now.

Let’s make the commitment to eliminate the poverty consciousness of lack and limitation. It’s a false construct, and we can unite to eliminate it. Now THAT would be truly helpful!

If you feel you ARE ready to take the next step with me, consider joining my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp with ACIM principles.

Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to see if it’s right for you right now or to just learn more. If it is right for you, you’ll know. Trust your intuition!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Family Liberation

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

I’m having a great time in Savannah, Georgia for my niece, Olivia’s graduation from college! She did it! I’m so happy for her, and it’s a blessing to have our family together and enjoying all the time together.

What I will continue to share about is how grateful I am that I have changed, and so I REALLY can enjoy my family time.

LONG gone are the days of my constant complaining back in the day, when I really didn’t understand spiritual principles, because my understanding was intellectual and not in my heart.

I didn’t live the Love.
I didn’t walk the talk.
I didn’t even realize this was the case.
I was paying lip service to the teaching.

I used to be in near constant complaint mode, continuously criticizing and judging EVERYTHING! It was relentless. I felt so right all of the time. Everything around me was wrong. The people were wrong, wrong, wrong. It was as if my full-time job was judge, judge, judging all that I saw.

I had no idea that I was addicted to thoughts of separation.
I had no idea that I was delusional.

Now, I can see so clearly there’s a difference between being ALL-IN for Love and having an intellectual understanding of spiritual principles that I THINK I believe, but don’t actually live.

The difference is the Love that I feel.
The difference is the Peace that I feel.
The difference is my personal level of happiness.

AND, most importantly to me, the difference is in whether or not I can be truly helpful to others just by the way I live and move, and have my being in the world.

Back in the mid-90s I made the decision that I was going to lift my consciousness to the level that I could walk into a room and my vibration would raise the vibration of the whole room. I knew it was possible and that became my goal. The reason is that I knew I could and it felt like my Divine Duty and spiritual purpose.

My parents were social and political activists. They were community activists. I learned a lot about the joy of being of service to others and to the community. I’m sure it’s part of why I picked them to be my parents.

For me, being of service is my sweet spot.

Back in the day, I’d be of service to feel validated. Now, I don’t need that validation, and people don’t even need to know that I’ve done anything. I don’t need appreciation or recognition. I can simply be helpful and feel fulfilled. I feel so blessed that I’ve found my calling and I get to live it.

I cannot tell you how differently I feel every single day, and how grateful I am that I found the keys to unwinding the addiction to the separation thinking. My experience of life is SO different now. I live without regrets, embarrassment, resentment, and I don’t fear anything of substance.

I can actually fully enjoy, Love and embrace my family. Here we are celebrating my niece’s graduation from college.

I wish I could fully convey what a difference these spiritual practices have made in my life.

I went from feeling like these teachings worked for others, but not for me to feeling like I’m succeeding beyond my wildest dreams!

I went from feeling frustrated because I just couldn’t figure it out to ROCKING my healing – and that’s what I wish for you, too!

And, yes, I still have judgments, complaints and criticisms that come up every day for healing, but I don’t get involved in them and they don’t distract me from my purpose.

My healing didn’t come magically.
It came as a direct result of my spiritual practice.

I’m still experiencing more of my own healing every single day. I’m intending to keep going until I fully awaken from this dream. Awakening is my goal. I’m ALL-IN for this life of healing.

Back in 2008 I got so excited for how quickly my mind was shifting, and the difference that it was making for me and my family, that I decided to put what I was learning about truly living A Course in Miracles into a boot camp class for others to experience what I’d been experiencing.

For the last 11 years, I’ve been thrilled to share this healing journey with people who have had even far more miraculous healing than I have. Families that hadn’t spoken to each other in more than a decade, reunited. Couples who were ready to sign divorce papers, deciding to renew their vows instead. Financial healing, emotional healing, career healing – all kinds of healing.

And what’s more, all of the people around us are also experiencing healing and transformation.

What is the healing that you would like to claim for yourself and your family?

Are you willing to be ALL-IN for your own healing? You don’t have to know how, you just need to be willing. Your willingness is ALL that’s required. That’s the teaching of ACIM, and it’s true. When YOU prove it, then you will know.

Ultimately we WILL choose to be ALL-IN. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today IS the day!

Every day I offer my “Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. We use technology to transcend time and space, and deepen our spiritual practice, and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

If you feel you ARE ready to take the next step with me, consider joining my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp with ACIM principles.

Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to see if it’s right for you right now or to just learn more. If it is right for you, you’ll know. Trust your intuition!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Wanting vs Having

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

I am a big Rolling Stones fan. Don’t get me started! I always loved the song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and now I have a whole new understanding of that phrase. I love the song, but not the wanting!

I’ve learned the self-destructiveness of constantly wanting what I don’t have. I’ve learned how it can destroy a person’s life to constantly believe that things should be different.

When I was recently sharing at the ACIM  Conference in Boston, people were bringing their painful beliefs into the Light for healing. Again and again, people were realizing that the pain was in thinking it should be different and wishing it were different.

Pain comes from a perspective of judgments and opinions. When we project our opinions and judgments – the wanting, needing, craving, and shoulds, we are in emotional distress and pain of our own making.

If you’re interested in manifesting a life with more ease, grace, Love, fun, Freedom, Prosperity and Abundance, then let me just say, it is SO much easier than you can imagine. TRULY!

#1 – When we affirm that we want or need something, we’re actually affirming that we don’t have it and we’re pushing it away on an energetic level. I encourage you to release the words WANT and NEED from your usage. It makes a huge difference!

#2 – Usually most people who experience lack think of what they want and then they immediately cancel their receiving it by affirming their belief that they can’t have it, they don’t deserve it, or that it’s hard to get.

I use this phrase: “I’d like to …”

And then I let it rest in the mind of the Infinite. Intentionally, I don’t start figuring out how to get it. I allow what is my highest and best to come to me or for me to be led to it. It’s actually an incredibly simple practice! Try it, you’ll like it! It’s effective AND it’s easy. You won’t believe it until you start to REALLY practice it. When you do begin to really practice it, you’ll start to realize just HOW TEMPTING it is to cancel out your desire with thoughts of lack and limitation. Be mindful!

I can’t tell you how many people will defend their lack and limitation. I share what I’ve learned and they immediately jump in with “Yes, but you don’t understand my situation …” Then they explain how the world of effects is organized to defeat their Abundance.

The world of effects is a projection of our thoughts and beliefs. How can the world possibly be the cause of ANYTHING?

Realizations like this one are the DIRECT result of spiritual practice. That’s why I have these practical tools in my classes. When we work them backwards and forwards, and apply them to our life in a consistent way, there is consistent healing and revealing of Joy comes naturally.

If you’re interested in being ALL-IN with me, consider joining me next week for Finding Freedom From Fear! Today is the last day for the Early Bird price!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

Ultimately we WILL choose to be ALL-IN. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today IS the day for us to rise and shine!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Trusting the Flow

Friday, May 31st, 2019

I’m in Savannah, Georgia for my niece, Olivia’s graduation from college! Very exciting. Olivia’s been attending the Southern College of Art & Design, and this weekend is a celebration of her hard work and natural talent. We’re also coming together as a family to celebrate our Love and connection.

Each member of the family has a strong personality with clear likes and dislikes, and what I really appreciate is that we can come together and simply enjoy each other. I used to need to be managing and controlling things, and often thinking I know what’s best, and now I can just relax and enjoy and let others take charge. Who knew what a blessing that could be?

I have learned to trust my guidance and the flow of the energy of things. It’s amazing how well it works. It’s much less stressful and so much more peaceful.

Last night at dinner, I was talking with my sister-in-law’s niece, Gabby, who was asking what I do for work and I explained to her. For me, one of the most amazing things about my life and work is how much healing people have. I’m so thrilled to tell people about the miracles I witness all the time. It’s a constant stream of Beauty and ever expanding Love.

What I know is that, as I have focused on healing my mind and my heart, I’ve become more loving and more trusting of the flow of Infinite Goodness. Without trust, the inspiration and intuition isn’t flowing.

What I’ve witnessed is that the more I heal, the more the people around me heal, too. This has proven to me the power of the One mind. It’s also inspired me to be more dedicated and devoted to my healing, because it does help everyone around me.

We can bring so much benefit when we’re willing to focus on our healing. The shifts and changes that we desire will often occur, and be even more amazing that we thought they could EVER be, when we’re willing to release attachment to how we think they should be and get into the flow of Love.

It takes real practice to trust the flow of Love.
It’s definitely a mind training.
We go for it, and we get results and that inspires us to keep going for it.

I know it’s radical, but it works!
My life is the living proof of it!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Pain Relief

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Pain is such a teacher. And it’s a teacher I’m not interested in learning with anymore. There are all kinds of pain, and I don’t wish to experience any of them anymore. I feel complete with what pain has to offer.

As an A Course in Miracles student, I know that “Pain is a wrong perspective,” as it says in Lesson 190 which is “I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”

We can actually give up anticipating pain. Let’s do that. Let’s agree that pain is not part of our future.

I’m for a pain-free life, a life of learning through Joy.

I experience a minor amount of physical pain, and rarely experience emotional or mental pain anymore – but they used to be pretty steady. This is what compels me to share what I’m discovering and learning about what’s possible for us.

I believe we can all be shining examples of joyful learners!

If you absolutely knew that Spirit could transform your perspective your pain and suffering to Peace and Prosperity, but it would take two to five years depending upon your willingness, would you delay? What would you start to do differently?

When I had so much pain in my life, one of my constant thoughts was that I had SO FAR TO GO. I wish I had known then that I didn’t have ANYWHERE as far to go as I thought I did. I did the biggest part of my transformation in two years. TWO YEARS!! This is why my programs are in-depth, and Masterful Living is a full year with the ability to continue on for many years, so we don’t give up and keep going!

Had I been able to comprehend how much faster I could reach a place of mostly Peace and happiness, I would have stopped delaying and gotten on with it decades sooner. I just didn’t know.

This is really a big part of why I write this “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” each day, and why I record a new prayer each day, because we can get there so much faster than we think. Knowing this helps us get to the place of Peace faster!

ACIM also says that our willingness is all that’s required. What helped me to really increase my willingness was to start saying these affirmations:

I am willing to be all-in for Love.
I am doing it now.
God is working through me now.
Healing is happening now.
I accept and allow my healing with my whole heart.
Thank you Spirit for my healing!

I encourage you to work with these and to find your own! In the comments section below, please share any powerful affirmations that you’ve found that support your awakening to Love!

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Other People

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

When I’m out and about, a lot and meeting new people like I’ve been doing at the two A Course in Miracles conferences in England and Boston, sometimes there’s a funny conversation that arises.

It goes something like this:

“Jennifer, where do you live?”

“I am living wherever I am,” I say.

“Right, but where do you live? Where’s your home?”

“I don’t have a home.”

“Well, where’s your home base?”

“I don’t have a home base. I don’t have a home. I move around.”

“Okay, but where’s your stuff?”

“Why do you need to know where my stuff is?”

It almost always ends with people asking where my “stuff” is. They’re trying to wrap their mind about how I’m managing to live. So, then I tell them that some of my things are at my brother’s home in NJ, and some are at our family home in Maine, and some are in a storage facility in California, and some are in my car, and some of my things are in my suitcase and my purse. That about covers it.

People have a lot of questions about how I live and how long I’ve been living this way. This year I’ve spent time at my brother’s home, our family home in Maine, two different Airbnb’s in NJ, a hotel in NJ, hotel in the U.K., 2 hotels in the Boston area, and a few nights with friends in different places in New England, as well as the resort where we had the “Spring Healing Retreat” and probably some other places I’ve forgotten about.

Between now and the end of June I’ll be in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, California and Vermont.

People often have an envy for my lifestyle, and they say they’d love to travel all over, too, but I’ve been doing this for over three years now, and except for 11 months in Kauai and 4 months in the U.K., I’ve been moving around for 5 years and 3 months.

It’s not my preference to move around. I am a homebody. I’m actually a recluse, in many ways – and it’s an odd combination for me. I am a community builder AND a recluse.

While traveling isn’t my preference, I’d rather be in a house in the woods by the ocean or a lake –

I have learned the healing power of community.
I love spiritual practice in a group.

I used to dislike having to be with other people because I thought they were bothering me.

I used to think that other people’s energy was bringing me down. A lot of people believe this, and it’s actually bold-faced ego B.S. (belief system).

I decided to stop kidding myself.
And I’m inviting you to do the same.

Here’s the truth:
Other people don’t upset us and bother us.
It’s just not true.
Please stop believing that.

What Actually bothers us is OUR beliefs about other people.

And in order to move forward in our spiritual growth – we must forgive ourselves for deceiving ourselves about our upsets and what we blamed on others that wasn’t their fault.

Because when we choose to be unloving and lack compassion, we are causing our own upset.. We we answer the cry for Love with judgment and attack – we will be upset. That feeling of upset is an alarm going off in our Spirit, because we’re choosing to hurt ourselves when we are unloving to another. After all, we’re One with all of our brothers and sisters.

If you couldn’t feel the upset when you choose to be unloving, you’d be in deep trouble spiritually.

Over the years, many people, too many to count, have come to me because they’re desperate to get away from someone they love who is a chronic complainer, or has some other negative mental habit and their belief is that this other person is ruining their life.

I have worked with people who said they hated their spouses and felt their spouses were ruining their lives with their negativity.

What I’ve found, year after year (I’ve been offering Finding Freedom From Fear for 12 years and Masterful Living for 11 years) is that when people get into an active spiritual practice, things change.

For those who are willing to do the inner work of taking out the mental trash and emotional clutter, there’s a major breakthrough to a deeper connection with Spirit and an authentic and powerful commitment to spiritual practice develops.

People are deluded by ego thoughts that all of this inner work and growth is either impossible, it doesn’t last, or it won’t work for them. And that’s exactly how I felt, because I’d tried so many things that were intellectual and not actually helpful.

If we can be convinced that it won’t work for us, we will believe it.
If we can be convinced that we’re especially dysfunctional and things “never” seem to work for us, then that’s where we’ll wind up.

I struggled with this a long time.
I spun my wheels, played small and stayed stuck.
It was painful.
And that’s why I must speak out and encourage others.

This is why it takes such courage to make a change and make a difference in our own lives. This is why ACIM warns us about the fear to look within. It can be a block to Love, and all blocks to Love are impediments to our healing – especially when we don’t understand it. (I did a radio show about this – click the link here to connect to that.)

I truly never imagined that I could experience the healing and transformation I experience now. I never imagined I could feel the Peace I experience now. And that’s why it’s so important to me to encourage others to be willing to dive in, even if you don’t believe.

I’ve been on fire all this Spring.
I really feel it’s so important that we not be distracted and put other things aside to focus on our liberation.

Spirit will always succeed, and we can put Spirit in charge of this.
If you knew you couldn’t fail – what would your spiritual goals be?
Would you put Spirit first?

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs but anyone can take them.

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

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

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Giving UP Control

Monday, May 27th, 2019

I recognize I’ve lost appreciation for how wonderful it is that so many things don’t bother me anymore. I used to be one of those traveling companions that needed things to be my way. I know I ruined times and trips because I was upset when we didn’t do it the way I wanted to do it.

I used to be a “control freak.”

I used to throw temper tantrums. I used to control and manipulate, and now I’m usually relieved if someone else takes charge. I’m not that fussy anymore about most things, but not all things.

It’s a huge load off to be able to be flexible and fluid. I didn’t understand that for the longest time. I couldn’t understand it intellectually, I had to experience it.

For me, I took the controlling and manipulating to extremes,and so I had to crash out with it. I had to hit a bottom where I could see so clearly that I was ruining my life and my relationships, and then I could find the Love in my heart that is my strength, and I could see the value in giving up that habit.

Now it doesn’t matter how long it took me to get there.
I’m just glad that I got there.

When I was trying to control everything, I wasn’t very good at receiving help because I needed to be in charge all the time. I thought I knew how to do everything best.

Now, so many years later, I’ve really learned the benefit of being vulnerable and getting the help of others. It sure wouldn’t work to be a spiritual teacher who wasn’t a good receiver. Plus, I have so many wonderful surprises and new adventures following the lead of other people!

So many blessings have come to me because I stopped trying to control everything. I’ve given UP the control – given it to my Higher Holy Spirit Self, and the more fully I do that, the happier I am and the easier my life is.

Spirit is always teaching us the better way!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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The Real Me

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Yesterday I was writing about how I came to be ALL IN for Spirit and this healing transformation. This morning I woke up thinking about it again. For so long I felt like I was bumping up against an invisible wall that wouldn’t let me make the kind of advancement in my spiritual growth that I KNEW was possible.

It wasn’t until I decided to go ALL IN for Spirit that I began to feel things really moving. Of course, I became so diligent for practicing non-judgment and for releasing the judgments of the past, and that’s what let the Love begin to flow. All judgments are a block to the flow of Love. I began to recognize that I was like a person who had become used to being dehydrated and only half alive

As the healing began to accelerate, what I began to feel was what I’ll call the REAL Jennifer.

I had always believed the real Jennifer was basically a bad person trying to compensate for her badness by being loving, compassionate and kind. I believed I was a fake because I had SO MANY unkind thoughts. Can you relate?

The thing that helped me the most was working with counseling clients and couples. Working individually with people, I learned so much. I had such a strong intention to see their Beauty and perfectionism that I was able to also see mine. I began to REALLY understand how the mind works and how the patterns begin and how they could be unwound and released forever.

It wasn’t until I was WILLING to see that everything, everything, EVERY THING worked together for my good that I could actually experience it. I had to be willing to follow the guidance I was getting in order to be led to what would truly be my answered prayer.

Letting go of the false beliefs about myself that were a false construct, like armor around my true Self, my Higher Holy Spirit Self, brought me to a place of actually loving being me. I really enjoy being myself,and I feel that I’ve finally let go of the idea that I’m bad. I am so grateful to see and know more clearly than ever that everyone and everything is perfect. And that includes YOU!

Thank you for being my Prayer Partner today!

Finding Freedom from Fear is almost here! I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now there are SUPER early bird specials on myHow to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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ALL IN

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Today I’m getting ready to transfer hotels to the Boston Parker House for the ACIM Conference and my pre-conference workshop tomorrow. I’m so fired up to share this weekend I have to share with you now! I just can’t wait.

You already know that I struggled for decades trying to find the spiritual keys that would unlock the pain and suffering that I was dealing with, just like everybody else. I studied so many things to try and find the answer. I read so many books and listened to so many audios, and still it eluded me. And then, I saw the Light at the end of the ego’s tunnel of distractions and realized that there was a way to speed up this process of healing.

One of my favorite quotes from Ernest Holmes is about healing and the time it takes. I love this quote so much because it opened my mind to tremendous healing.

Holmes said, “The only time that it takes to have a healing is the time that it takes to have a realization.

It took me a while, but I finally had that light bulb moment that was a lighting bolt! I had a TRUE realization, and here it is:

I was utterly convinced that healing took time.
I believed that I had to earn my healing.
I felt I KNEW that I had to undo my negative karma piece by piece.

Because I believed it I was experiencing it, because that’s how this world works.

I believed healing took time, and so it was taking me decades to slog through it.
I believed that I had to earn my healing, so I was working to earn points by volunteering, by studying spiritual programs and developing my spiritual knowledge.
I believed that I had to undo my negative karma piece by piece, and so I was doing just that by making amends, changing my mind, letting things go, and practicing compassion.

And then I began to really focus on my willingness.
I started to give real attention to each healing opportunity that presented itself and I could change my mind, go the other way.

I started to be truly, deeply grateful for the challenges that came my way that were my opportunities to practice kindness, patience, generosity of the heart, and develop a great willingness. I began to feel a great strength building in my capacity to be loving no matter what.

And then, when I was in Ministerial School, I really GOT the teaching of “Seek first the kingdom of God, which is within, and ALL ELSE will be added unto you.” I realized that I was still looking outside myself A LOT.

I decided to go ALL IN for my own spiritual practice of forgiveness and non-judgment.

I was actively practicing forgiveness by surrendering the meaning I’d attached to things from the past. AND I was actively choosing to be loving as much as I possibly good and doing better and better with it every day.

Every day I was falling down so many times. The judgments were so constant and consuming, but I didn’t give up because I had made that decision to be ALL IN.

Think of it this way:
Let’s say that you decide to be an Olympic athlete and you start training. You’ve made the decision. You are going to do this. You have to do it ALL IN or it can’t be done. Right? You cannot train to be an Olympic athlete as a hobby. That’s not even a possibility. You MUST choose to put your total focus on it or you will fail. So, that’s what I did. Now, of course, my Olympic sport is actually being able to totally focus on LOVE. That’s my “sport.”

So my spiritual training is with my heart and mind congruence.
And it is still my training today.
I improve every day.

I have not had a day of no improvement in the more than 13 years since I started this.

I have succeeded every single day, even when I had days where my judgments were spilling out all over and I said and did unkind things.

Every day I have still made progress no matter how intense the day was. Why?

Because I am not doing this alone.
I am held by the almighty LOVE of GOD and I am PART OF GOD.
God cannot fail and neither can I.

The measure of my success is my willingness to place my trust in Love in each moment. I don’t look back. I go forward. When I make mistakes and say things that are less than kind. When I get upset or annoyed, I come back into my right mind, I breathe, I pause, and I choose again.

Spirit has shown me that when I practice non-judgment of myself and stay a neutral observer of my errors then I can remain in my heart and have compassion for my shortfalls. When I express self-compassion, then I am able to really raise my vibration to a high degree of Love and as ACIM says, “All expressions of Love are MAXIMAL.”

Love IS our healer.
It is the ONLY healer that actually SOLVES the illusion of a problem because it dissolves the illusion in our mind.

When I choose to be loving and kind with myself, and not judge myself for my errors, then there’s more Love being expressed in the world than if no error had occurred in the first place.

In this way, I learned turn ALL my errors into a benefit.

Catch this: There’s more Love being expressed in this world, in my heart, BECAUSE I made an error when I practice an active self-compassion instead of judgment. This makes every error a WIN!

I could never have seen or felt this or really comprehended the power of it until I went ALL IN for Love. Love is revealing it’s “secrets” to us when we’re willing to value them. This is how I discovered that Love is the ONLY healer.

It was during that time of my life right after I decided to go ALL IN that I began to get downloads of how to transform my heart and mind very quickly. And then I was led to A Course in Miracles, which further deepened and clarified my practice.

For me, it went this way: Because I became SO willing, I got the gift of ACIM so that I could have this validation from my teacher in the external world. It became the only book I needed, and yet I knew, that even if I lost it, it was written in my heart.

That time in my life became a very intense boot camp experience where the shame, the blame, the resentments and the regrets, the gnawing guilt all fell away. I began to remember my true identity and feel a whole new understanding of my Self. I began to be glad for my life and the opportunity to redeem myself and be of service to the Light. I became grateful for everything, even if it took me a minute or two.

Then, my teacher said to me, “Jennifer, you’ve found the road map that everyone is looking for. How did you find it?”

I said, “I can only say that it appeared in front of me, step-by-step of what to do and why. I found it because I was looking for it, and it was more important to me than anything else. I am ALL IN for this spiritual healing and awakening.”

Then she said, “You must share it with others who are looking and can’t find it. They need to hear your voice and see you in order to believe it’s real.”

I didn’t really wish to do that. I had gotten so comfortable mostly being reclusive, but I knew she was right, so I asked Spirit to show me the way, and that’s how my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot camp with ACIM principles came into being.

What I discovered right away, with that first offering in 2008, is that doing this work in community is SO much easier. People in class were moving SO MUCH MORE QUICKLY than I ever did. In the group effort, with the group support, people found it easy to be willing. Things that took me months, and even years, took them only minutes or days. It blew me away.

Their relationships were healing so quickly! It was then that I began to really focus on creating programs where there is a community that connects so that people will fully engage as mighty companions.

A Course in Miracles tells us that JOINING together with others to see the wholeness and perfection in each other is the fastest path. It’s true. It’s SO MUCH easier to see someone else’s perfection than our own. Our brothers and sisters are our salvation when we’re willing to see them correctly and in a non-judgmental, loving spiritual community we practice it and laugh when we fall down. Not taking ourselves so seriously is a gift!

Everything in ACIM is true. If we’re looking for the answers, if we’re looking for the way out of suffering, it can only be found in having the realizations of truth that set us free from the delusions of lack, attack and limitation.

These realizations come naturally.
ACIM calls them miracles.
We are entitled to miracles.
We are entitled to realizations.
The only time it takes to have a healing is the time it takes to have a realization of truth.

Time has nothing to do with it – only willingness does.
Your willingness is ALL that’s required.

When I was in the UK at the ACIM Conference there last weekend, I gave my talk about being ALL IN to stop playing small and shared what TRUE willingness is and is not, and how to cultivate it. SO many people were coming up to me and telling me they were inspired to go ALL IN.

AND we must walk our talk. We can’t just say these things – we must actually DO IT.

If you’re willing to be ALL IN, won’t you please join me in my Finding Freedom From Fear class that starts on June 6? If you’re willing, sign up NOW for a Goal Setting Group Session and get Clarity. Are you actually willing to receive the support necessary for you to accelerate your spiritual healing and deepen your spiritual practice?

Of course, you don’t need me. You have it all within you, but it’s so much FUN to really do this together! It’s so liberating! I love it!

I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Ultimately we WILL choose to be ALL IN. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today IS the day!

This is why every day I offer my “Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Being ALL IN for God. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

And if you’re at the Boston ACIM Conference, please give me a hug and let me know you’re ALL IN for Love!

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Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

 

 

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Increase Your Faith Even More!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

I’m just back from England and in the Boston area and excited for the ACIM Conference this weekend! More unfolding goodness for us to claim and embody! Woo-hoo! If you’ll be at the Conference, please make sure to say hi to me, have a meal, and connect someway. I love to be able to spend time together.

Last week when I did the radio broadcast on “Increase Your Faith” I had no idea it would be a Part 1. This is such a favorite topic of mine, and I’m excited to find out what Spirit brings today when I share “Increase Your Faith – Part 2.”

I’ve learned that the entire practice of A Course in Miracles depends upon the willingness to place our trust in Love rather than in our opinions and judgments. That one practice is what ACIM is ALL about.

When we are willing to place our trust in Love, then all of our wrong decisions are undone and all the consequences of the wrong decisions are undone, too. There’s such a healing that unfolds for us, and we can actually just allow it to be revealed in our heart and mind.

Our healing does require a great willingness to let go of the concept that we’re bad and unworthy. We have to TRULY be willing to let it go. And that’s often very intense because we’re so identified with the concept we hold about ourselves.

I work on this every day, and sometimes little bits fall away and sometimes big chunks. The more willing we are to be loving, the bigger the chunks are that dissolve and resolve back to the nothingness.

Every idea that there is something bad or wrong with us is false. Let’s agree to remember that we are perfectly designed BE the Light of the world. Let’s put this first and foremost in our awareness and make it more important than anything else, and Spirit will absolutely do all the rest. Today’s the day!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Book your Goal Setting session now! 
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Increase Your Faith – Part 2.
You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

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Celebrating True Freedom

Monday, May 20th, 2019

I’m flying back to the U.S. today and I feel on FIRE from the expansion of the ACIM Conference in England. What a blessing to be in person with so many people from Masterful Living and Finding Freedom. We’ve had such fun together. Just being together is absolutely healing. I look forward to joining with the folks in Boston next weekend at the ACIM Conference there!

I’m even more grateful for the opportunity to offer my Finding Freedom From Fear class again in just a couple of weeks!

I am celebrating true Freedom for us all!

I have a lot to share, so much insight and healing for me personally. WOW! It’s going to take me a minute to process and that’s part of why I didn’t send a Spiritual Espresso yesterday. Everything configured for me to just take a pass yesterday and it’s the first time I can think of in many years.

I feel deeply that I’ve made a huge internal leap in unwinding separation thinking and I’m so grateful. All spiritual students will ultimately realize that our belief that we’re separate from God is the only real problem we have – and it shows up as the essence or core belief that results in every other problem we think we have.

And yet, the ego persists in the thought patterns of separation showing up in our life every day. Separation seems alive and well when we label ourselves and others. When we judge, we’re choosing the pain of separation thinking. Separation shows up as thoughts of lack and attack. Separation shows up as worry, doubt, and fear.

The antidote is to appreciate the sameness rather than sorting, labeling, and separating. Celebrating the oneness of all life is heart and mind opening.

Thanks to my father, I found this wonderful video of a TV commercial from Denmark. I invite you to take a couple of sweet short minutes to open your heart to the beauty of oneness. This video is SO heart-opening and beautiful. Does it touch you? Bring tears? Does it inspire you to do something different? Let me know! Please leave a comment below.

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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YES

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

I’m getting ready to speak at the A Course in Miracles Conference here in England. It’s wonderful to be able to join with so many like-minded souls and precious friends from Finding Freedom and Masterful Living. It’s wonderful to meet longtime Prayer Partners in person! I feel so blessed.

My YES is total. My intention is to bring a message that is deeply healing, nourishing and transformative. I pray that Spirit speaks directly through me into the heart of each listener and blasts away all false beliefs, all attachments, all cravings, all aversions ,and transforms the pain of the past into the glory of God’s Infinite Love right NOW.

My prayer is that I am that open expression of Divine Wisdom that is clear and available for an authentic message of miraculous transmutation of suffering to pure and perfect Love.

I am more than willing. I am highly intentional.
I set my aspiration to the maximum load of God’s Goodness for us all.

I love to be fully available for Spirit and put Spirit in charge.
I’m not worried.
I’m not nervous.
I’m excited what Spirit has to say for us this morning!

Today is the day the Lord has made for us.
The Lord is the great law of Life that always blesses and never punishes.

I am grateful to say YES without hesitation or resistance.

I am grateful for everything that has led me to this moment.

Thank you God for this day and every day to be able to walk the talk and live the Love!

Oh, it’s ON! Let’s BE this Love NOW!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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FOMO

Friday, May 17th, 2019

In case you don’t know, “FOMO” stands for “fear of missing out.” I used to have some of that, but I notice that it’s pretty much gone. In fact, there are a lot of times when I’d prefer to miss out. LOL!

I used to have such a desire to experience things in the world, and I find that’s faded. And yet, I feel as though I enjoy things more. Interesting!

I’m writing this at Boston’s Logan Airport as I’m about to board a plane to London Heathrow. This weekend I’m speaking at the A Course in Miracles Conference in Birmingham. It’s been an interesting journey already. I went to the conference a few years ago, and I had the thought “I’d love to be able to share with these people.”

Last year, they invited me to speak this weekend – and it’s so wonderful that I’m having the opportunity to share the journey with friends from my Finding Freedom From Fear class, my Sacred Circle, and Masterful Living, as well as other friends like Lisa Natoli and Corinne Zupko! Lots of blessings for all of us.

I have a strong intention to share a profound message that will be instantly healing and forever transforming. I have the same intention for the ACIM Conference in Boston, Memorial Day weekend. And I’m excited to be able to offer a pre-conference workshop on ACIM Study Groups – and I’m going to share a message of LOVE.

I feel ON FIRE with this message of permanent healing. I can stay at home and be alone most of the time, and there’s no fear of missing out.

I’m fully IN with Spirit and I’m not missing out at all.

I could be on the most wonderful adventure of sightseeing and activity and be COMPLETELY missing out.

Now is the time for us to get in gear and go for it. Let’s do it together! No missing out! We’re IN Spirit!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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Done With Suffering

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

We asked for it. We asked for healing. We asked to be relieved of our pain and suffering. I certainly have, thousands of times. And the way this world works, we can have all the healing we desire if we’re willing to give up the thoughts and beliefs that have brought forth our suffering.

So, why is it, when we are so interested in our healing, do we so often cling to the same old thoughts and beliefs that created the pain and suffering in the first place?

It’s as if we’re burning ourselves with a hot poker and then complaining that it hurts, that the wounds aren’t healing and they’re getting infected, but we still won’t stop poking ourselves with a hot poker! Sheesh!

What madness! What insanity!

If we saw someone doing that we’d think they were nuts!

What I’ve learned is that it’s profoundly helpful and healing to say to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the Company of Heaven, Jesus, the angels, Mother Mary, Buddha, Krishna, and the ancestors something like this:

“I’ve decided I’m done with this suffering. I’m ready. I’m really willing this time. I’m ready, willing and available for my healing and I’m not just saying that because I’m done suffering. I’d like to remember what Heaven is and feel it in my heart. I’m interested in being of service instead of complaining. I’m willing to serve the Light with my WHOLE life and not just when it’s convenient for me. I’m willing to stop running and hiding and let myself be seen by God and to be fully loved. Yes, I’m that ready, that willing, and that available right now. This now. Show me the way! I’m not in charge anymore. Spirit is in charge. I am saying YES to Freedom! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. And when I fall down, I will pick myself up with compassion. When I forget to be compassionate, I will notice the pain is back and start again with compassion. I am open and available for all manner of assistance. I am willing. Help me to help myself and to be truly helpful in this world. Today is the day, and I AM on my way!”

Say it loud with feeling, and then keep saying it, and you’ll see what miracles will come!

We have the power to decide where we will place our attention and what we will affirm. We cannot be lazy about this. It’s time for us to really GO FOR IT!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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Joining

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

I’m excited to be heading to the U.K. tomorrow for the A Course in Miracles Conference there. I really like joining with other people and having what I call a Divine Dialogue. I’ll be blessed to be with people who have been in spiritual community with me for years that I’ve not met in person yet. We’ll have such a good time!

I have conversations with so many people, of course, in my classes and in my Sacred Circle. When we can join together it can often be SO helpful to get perspective. I can feel the healing happening. I can feel it happen during my radio show. The intention to join together for the purpose of healing is a powerful energetic. Never doubt that.

I consistently find that many people who isolate, and don’t have conversations with people who are practicing compassion and non-judgment, they often lose perspective. One of the great opportunities we have in a dialogue is to get a new perspective.

A Course in Miracles tells us in Lesson 190 that “Pain is a wrong perspective.” If you’re in pain, especially mentally and emotionally, it really is true that you are viewing things from a wrong perspective, in which case being able to join with someone who has a higher perspective with more Clarity, and less judgment and more compassion, will be healing – if you’re willing.

Joining with others is part of why I love being a Spiritual Counselor and why I love training Spiritual Counselors and empowering them.

Please consider working with one of the Spiritual Counselors I’m training – they are wonderful people and they are dedicated to your happiness. You can book a session on a donation basis – look here: https://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/

I rely upon my prayer partners to hold the high watch with me and to help me keep a loving perspective. I am so grateful for all the people in my life who have a wholesome perspective and who help me to see correctly. What a blessing. When we join together we can have a speed healing and that’s a wonderful thing – no need to delay anymore!

Thank you for joining with me today!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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Increase Your Faith

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Willingness without trust and faith in Spirit, without actually leaving the prayer on the altar, is not trust, is not Faith. When there is no trust and faith in God, then the trust and faith is in the ego. Ego does not answer prayers. Ego is not a power to bring healing.

When we are in negative thinking about anything there is a splinter in the mind. The more painful our thoughts are, the more ripe for healing that belief is. It’s key to our healing to understand that this is the moment to make a new decision. Claim your healing. Do not start coping, managing, medicating or denying. It’s like having a wound that isn’t healing and is getting infected.

We can’t ignore the splinters in the mind and still hope to heal.

With the help of the Higher Holy Spirit Self, we can clean out the CAUSE of the infection for the wound to heal.

We all have free will to hold onto our past. If you’re willing, you will be amazed at how the mind can heal. Things I thought I could never get over I rarely ever think of, and there is no pain when I do.

It does take great willingness to do this work. And we can do it together, but no one can do it for you. Doing it together makes it so much easier because we are the two or more gathered in the name and the nature of the Christ. No false belief can withstand the healing power of the Christ!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Increase Your Faith.
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!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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Nature

Monday, May 13th, 2019

I was gardening and trimming the branches on an overgrown bush in the yard at my family’s home on Deer Isle, Maine. I heard something moving inside the bush and thought it might be a small animal, and then I saw a bird fly away. I knew immediately there must be a nest and I stopped trimming. I looked inside the middle of the bush and saw this tiny nest, which could easily fit in my hand.

Each of these precious eggs is about the size of a dime. The nest could easily have fit in my hand.

Nature comes in so many forms, and some of them are challenging. I see  deer in the yard and I also see that they’ve eaten a lot of the things I’ve planted in the garden. They eat the buds off the flowering trees. They have stripped bare some of the flowering bushes.

Recently, I saw a raccoon ambling through the yard. 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? What about floods and fires and hurricanes?

And still, I don’t find fault with any of them. 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. Sometimes as many as ten a day!

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

The other day this was the sunrise:

These photos are not retouched. This is the beauty of Mother Nature here on Deer Isle. The beauty is breathtaking – it’s healing! It feeds my soul.

Prosperity isn’t just wealth and Abundance, it’s also Beauty and Harmony and so much more. 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. 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.

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.

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

 

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Mom

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

One of the greatest gifts I gave myself was to let go of the blocks to Love in my relationship with my precious mother. My experience taught me the value and power of true forgiveness. It improved the quality of every moment of my life since then.

Sometimes Love is a decision.
We decide to Love and stop withholding.
We can get there through Self-Forgiveness.

Love is constant. It doesn’t come and go like affection, or kindness, or willingness.

Our very nature is Love.
It’s our nature to be constant in loving, and I know that we are returning to that awareness and that way of living and it is what I practice each day.

What I didn’t know when I was growing up is that one of the reasons why I had so many issues with my mother was that she had so many issues with her self and with her own mother.

I had no idea that I could choose Love and be that fulcrum point of Love in our family. I didn’t know that I could heal the generations.

My journey with my mother helped me to really KNOW the power of Love. And forgiveness is a great act of Self-Love.

There is nothing to be guilty for.
Being guilty is withholding Self-Love.
Forgiveness is the only way out of that pain.

Forgiveness liberates us from withholding Love.
Forgiveness is like water to a seed laying on the surface of a desert. With water there is life and with Love there is life.

One person, one seed, can become an oasis.
That’s what I feel happened for me – all because I decided to do the very forgiveness work that I now share. If I hadn’t done my own forgiveness work, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Don’t make anything more important. This is it! TRULY!

I became compelled to FORGIVE EVERYTHING when my Mom got a terminal cancer diagnosis.

My whole life has changed because of my practice of forgiveness.
I love what A Course in Miracles says:

“It is as sure that those who hold grievances will suffer guilt, as it is certain that those who forgive will find peace. 3 It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.” ~ Lesson 68, Love Holds No Grievances

I decided I was committed to remembering my TRUE identity and letting go of the false. That’s the best decision I ever made – and it still rings through my heart and mind today. I failed every day, but I stayed committed. When I failed, I started again.

My mom made her transition in 2008. I made this video in 2012 and I share it with you now with the intention that it might inspire you to a greater forgiveness. If you would like my support for forgiveness, please check out my free workshop How to Get Over It

It was a tremendous effort for me to let go of the ego’s grievances. And it was absolutely worth every bit of it.

No matter where you are in your relationship with your mother, (or anyone) even if they’ve passed on, you can still completely heal the relationship and experience a holy relationship. Truly, your willingness is all that’s required.

It’s your willingness to forgive yourself. Not them.
Forgive yourself for holding a grievance. Start there.
When we hold grievances, we lose our way in the world.
Fortunately, forgiveness is the way back.

There’s no greater gift that you can give to yourself, your family, and the world than to heal the grievances, of this I am certain. If you are truly willing, even a little bit, Spirit will make a way. The more willing we are, the faster and easier it is.

Ultimately we will choose to let the grievances go. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today is the day!

When I had such a healing with my mother, that’s when I got inspired, compelled even, to create a class to share what I learned that actually worked to heal my relationship with my Mom.

That class was originally called Family Freedom and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear. People have such amazing results with this class. Have the courage to go for it!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION OPENED YESTERDAY
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

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Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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Breakthrough

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

OMG I love what is unfolding in this ministry! I’m so blessed, because right now I get to talk 1-on-1 with the folks in my Masterful Living Course and hear how they’re doing in a more intimate connection. Not everyone is having the same high level of results 100% of the time, and sometimes there needs to be a breakDOWN before there comes a breakTHROUGH. I’ve certainly experienced that so many times!

I love that more and more people are willing to really do the work and stop just talking about it.

I love that more and more people are realizing that the tools and practices actually work and miracles are the result.

Plus, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the people who are showing up to walk this path with me!

Yesterday, I was thinking about how intense the ego thought system is. I’m always opening my mind to more ways to be truly helpful.

It’s not always easy to experience or witness, but very often we do have to have an intense break down before we can have that amazing break through.

I sometimes think of the movie An Officer and A Gentleman with Richard Gere, Lou Gossett and Debra Winger. I think of the scene where Gere’s character, Mayo, finally has a breakdown to get his breakthrough.

It’s so intense for his ego, but it’s so necessary. He wants to be an officer, but he doesn’t have team spirit because he feels so alone and on his own. He’s got to look out for #1 because no one else will. In order for him to be an officer, he’s got to be ALL about the team or he can never lead. He doesn’t get that. He has to hit rock bottom to develop some true humility and get out of his false hubris.

It’s painful to go through these humiliations. It’s not required for us to fall to our knees in shame and desperation in order to have finally have the humility to let God in, to let other people in, to realize that we need to be connected to others and we cannot do it all on our own – but we often choose that painful path. Fortunately, it does work if we hit the bottom hard enough – it can knock some sense into us.

I am so very grateful for everything it’s taken for me to get to this point and I don’t look back with anything except gratitude for the opportunity to learn to Love myself and others. It’s a wild ride, and I’m so glad I don’t have to go back and do it again!

Here’s the memorable sequence from An Officer and A Gentleman – it makes me cry every time. I am grateful for God’s eternal Love. I am so grateful that Spirit never gives up on us, and that EVERYTHING works together for our good!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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Accepting the Answered Prayer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

We all have a connection to the I AM Presence, which is our own Higher Holy Spirit Self – the Holy Spirit. We’re all receiving excellent insight and guidance perfectly designed for us. We’re receiving this inspiration ALL of the time. The thing to ask ourselves is – Am I accepting it?

Sometimes we completely reject the guidance that will be our answered prayer. It happens more than we’d like to know. So often we don’t actually want the answered prayer. We just don’t want to suffer anymore.

For several years, I prayed constantly to accept the guidance I was getting. I prayed to allow myself to really receive it. I prayed to listen and follow. I felt that I had so much resistance and reluctance, and I knew I was delaying my happiness and my awakening.

The more I increased my spiritual practice, the more I felt that reluctance falling away. It wasn’t quick and easy. I really had to focus on my desire to be aligned with Truth.

I often rejected the answered prayer because I was afraid to find out that I didn’t have what it takes to really live this calling. Fortunately, I discovered for myself that I had what it took to commit to this path and to say YES to my awakening.

I invite you to ask Spirit to show you where you might be rejecting the answered prayer and be willing to develop more trust and faith.

There’s a whole lot more healing that’s available for all of us – let’s become more receptive and available!

What is the guidance that you’re getting, but not accepting? Please share in the comments below and I’ll pray for you!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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When Love is Painful

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Remember that song by Nazareth from a million years ago called Love Hurts? It was a big hit. It made it to #8 in the U.S. on the Billboard charts back in the mid-70’s. “Love is like a cloud, it holds a lot of rain.”

Love doesn’t hurt, but when we have attachments to how our relationships should be or how they shouldn’t be then it can feel like Love hurts.

When our loved ones leave this world, or they leave our life, it can feel like life isn’t worth living, and that’s only because we have an attachment to what we think will make us happy.

Remember Mariah Carey’s big hit I Can’t Live? “I can’t live, if living is without you.”

These feelings are SO intense and they seem so real. What the intensity of emotions and feelings actually do is expose a completely false identification with being separate from God, from each other, from all that is good.

We can love the person fully, deeply, and completely without attachment. In fact, Love with attachment is not Love. It’s attachment, it’s affection, attraction, it’s lots of things, but it’s not Love. Love has no attachment, no condition. If there are conditions, there isn’t Love. It’s that simple.

Life without attachments is what I’m going for.
I’d like to live a life of great Love and give up all attachments.

I’m on my way and I’m SO grateful!

This way, Love can be fully enjoyed and it can also heal.

All attachments cause suffering.
Love is the only true healer.

Which will you choose: affection with conditions or Love without conditions?

Your choice determines whether you will suffer or be happy. If you notice you’re suffering, choose again!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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