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Grace and Gratitude

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and for many of us it feels sad.  This is the first time in my lifetime that there was ever a sense that it isn’t a good idea for families to gather and be grateful.  

This is a time when many do not feel grateful, because there’s been so much loss.

What we can do, to lift all those who are troubled up, is to actually take time to be grateful and contemplate anything and everything that we can be thankful.

Our gratitude will lift our vibration and, because we’re one with everyone, it will lift everyone.

All boats rise on this tide of gratitude.

If you’re feeling sad, that you can’t be with loved ones, or because of the losses this year, extend some love to someone who is having a hard time or might be left alone.  

Being of service is always a great way to feel better and to be lifted up!  I feel lifted just knowing that I can send this to you and we can be connected on this day.  

I am grateful for you in my life!

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Being Kind

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

It’s very common for people who are in the middle of some difficulty to want us to be on their side. I can remember wanting to sway people to be on my side if I felt threatened by someone. I’d want to know that other people thought I was right and that they stood with me in the event of a battle.

I feel differently now, because I’m no longer interested in preparing for battle or going to war.

I’d rather we don’t take sides, and I don’t wish to encourage people to be on my side if there’s a disagreement. I don’t like feeling that I’m on a side and opposed to someone else.

I’ve learned that there’s a very large energetic cost to turning someone against another person, just as there’s a cost to labeling someone bad or wrong and fanning the flames of discontent and distrust. I’m not interested in going in that direction.

My interest is in choosing to be loving and supporting others and encouraging them to be loving. That’s where the most benefit comes from.

To turn my entire life in a new direction I simply began choosing more loving choices again and again throughout my day.

At first, they were small choices, very small. Like having patience waiting for a coffee in a store.

We can actively look for the opportunities to be kind, loving, patient, generous of heart and compassionate and turn away from the opportunity to be misleading, disgruntled, divisive and discouraging.

These small choices add up to a big change in how we live our lives. This I know. I am working it every day now for decades and I AM SO GRATEFUL that I can make positive loving choices all day long!

Let’s support each other and cheer each other on in our loving choices!

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Together Forever

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Because we’re all part of God, we’re together forever. Eternally one with each other.

I find this awareness particularly helpful when there’s a great sense of loss and grief, and when we don’t feel connected to someone we dearly Love. I remind myself that I cannot possibly BE separate from my loved ones, I can only FEEL separate – and that feeling will pass.

One of the most beautiful aspects of our life in Spirit is that we’re not alone – ever.

We’re interconnected and interdependent. With each other. With Spirit. With Angels and all manner of helpful beings. And, whether we like it or not. Without a cooperative effort much of life would be unbearable and yet there are many times when I’ve felt momentarily resistant to being cooperative.

One of the primary ways I’ve experienced the ego identification is when I’ve felt that belligerence rise up within me and I’ve refused to cooperate. When I was younger, I felt it all the time. That haughty, resistant, argumentative attitude was one of the ways that I would reclaim my power when I felt a lack of power. I’d try to regain my power Now I know better.

Opening my heart to collaboration and cooperation is my power!

When we work together, we are so much stronger than when we work alone.

Working together we can form a collective intelligence that is far greater and more powerful than anything I could create alone. It can also be far more satisfying.

These days, I prefer to be a bridge builder and a collaborator. The blessings are enormous and I am grateful every day!

A powerful daily spiritual practice is to find one significant way you can cooperate more effectively with the people in your family, your workplace, school or community.

Look for the ways that you can be supportive, extending compassion and let those things replace the criticisms and complaints. This is a powerful spiritual practice that heals our mind of lack, limitation and separation.
By being willing to cooperate I build a bridge. As I walk across the bridge, I bring with me an offering of my heart. By a simple act such as this I make the world a more peaceful place and that’s being truly helpful.

It’s not so hard to fulfill your purpose when you know your purpose is simply to Love and be loved.

Being able to model this purpose is healing to all. In a time of intense divisiveness and seeming differences, being a peacemaker is a great skill that we can hone and demonstrate. I’m so grateful we can be helpful instead of helpless!

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I am Grateful

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

I’m over flowing with gratitude right now and here’s why:

I’m feeling so grateful for my life right now because I see that everything in my life has been training for this moment in our human history where we can reach the critical mass, the tipping point, that I talked about in my blog on Sunday entitled We Can Reach Critical Mass. If you haven’t read it, I feel you will be grateful to hear that message.

I am grateful right now because I’ve grown up knowing how important it is to end this belief in separation that shows up as EVERY problem that we think we have. As I’ve said many times, when I was a child my parents were activists and they were very involved in the civil rights movement. That’s actually an understatement. It deeply influenced me.

I am grateful I feel I can be TRULY helpful right now.

I am grateful that I can be part of this growth and healing movement that is swelling right now.

I feel so grateful for my friends.

I feel grateful we can have honest, authentic, transparent conversations and say how we REALLY feel and what we really think and no matter what it is, we can love and accept each other. None of us is trying to impress the other. We can just appreciate the connection. That’s so valuable.

I feel so grateful for little things like the ACIM text messages – I love getting them.

They always seem to come at the right time. (You can sign up for them too.)

I am grateful for the deepening conversations in this community and how we’re becoming so much closer.

I am grateful for the opportunities we have to grow right now and that we are welcoming them.

This is an amazing time. I am so glad to be here on this planet, now, with YOU, and to have the chance to change the future of human experience.

Just think – because of the choices we’re making RIGHT NOW – we can lay the groundwork for future generations to never have these issues. We really are bringing forth the golden age of enlightenment. It’s birthing right now.

No Joke:
We ARE the ones we’ve been waiting for!
Holy SHIFT!

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Strings Attached

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Many of us had experiences when we were younger where we were given things to enjoy and then told later that there was a price for them. Women are particularly familiar with this. I’d venture to say that there’s hardly a woman that hasn’t had the experience at least once of having accepted an invitation for an evening out that was then expected to also pay up with some kind of sexual favor.

Many of us fear a hidden price tag. We don’t want to be manipulated, tricked, or controlled. Many of us are tired of living with people who keep score and who don’t give anything without expecting something in return. I find that women are often the ones most likely to keep score, perhaps because they also tend to do more in the home than men do.

(BTW, I’ve been counseling people for 20 years and I’ve not heard a man tell me he was tired of doing so much around the house while his partner did very little, but I’ve heard women say it MANY times.)

For reasons such as these, folks begin to conclude that it’s better for them to not owe anyone. They would rather be independent than interdependent. It’s safer to accept less from others and be assured you don’t anyone.

As a result, these good folks become less receptive in general.

This, then, causes the beginning of greater and greater limitation. People who have a greater experience of lack, when we look deeply into it, have often become highly resistant to receiving even a compliment.

If you’d like to reverse this, realize that all there is comes from God.

Determine to become receptive to whatever people would like to give you, including all kindnesses.

There are no extra points for doing everything on your own and not needing anyone.

We give God a chance to flow in our life by being a grateful receiver.

There may be times when it seems as though people would like to give you something you don’t really need or want, but if you pause with it, you may be able to feel the value of being receptive anyway.

I’ve learned the value of asking for help from the visible and the invisible. My practice is one of remembering to ask, be receptive, and allow the flow of good into my life. Allowing the flow is essential to experiencing expansive goodness.

It’s God’s Nature to always be giving. Our job is to allow!

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Part 1: (You Are Here) Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life.

I talk with a lot of spiritual students, and this thought is SO common.

We attack ourselves with it again and again.

A lot of us, once we begin to REALLY understand that it’s our own “stinking thinking” that’s caused all the problems we’ve got and that we’re not now, nor have we ever been, a victim, that’s when we start to feel super judgmental of ourselves.

When we fall into self-judgment like that, it creates a spiraling down effect that’s intensely painful. It often leads to self-medication, distraction and depression. For some, it can make them want to give up all together.

Now, check this out:

One of the most distracting ego thoughts we have is that we don’t have enough time.

Ego thought is always a thought of lack and limitation,

because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.

EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.

Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

So, we find ourselves in this stinkin’ thinkin’ sandwich.

We’re stuck between two STRONG beliefs – on one side, we’ve wasted our gifts and talents (just like the Prodigal Son) AND on the other side, we don’t have enough time, energy, money, and resources to get out of being stuck.

Stuck between these two intense beliefs is where most spiritual students spin around for a VERY long time, feeling confused and discouraged, managing and coping with their self-judgment and feelings of failure.

Yup. I regularly talk with folks who’ve been in that spin cycle for 20 or more years.

And the crazy thing is, many of these magnificent people are actually secretly convinced that it’s all happening because there’s something wrong with them.

They believe they’re in this stuck place of intense confusion because they’re not good enough.

So, then what do they do? (… and BTW, I did it, too, that’s how I know so much about it!)

They start looking for a magical solution rather than a miraculous one. Many of us go down that road. We look outside ourselves for the answer.

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

Magic is when you think the solution is in the world –

Example: I’m thinking I can heal my financial issues with more money instead of opening to the flow of Abundance and Prosperity.

When that’s my thinking, I’m convinced my problem is IN the world, and so the solution is IN the world.

But haven’t we all experienced (again and again and AGAIN) getting more money, only to have it slip through our fingers because our consciousness isn’t abundant and prosperous?

We all have our versions of this experience. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us – it just means we’re still thinking with the ego mindset of lack and limitation.

I’ve seen folks who’d been studying ACIM and New Thought teachings for many years but never REALLY applying the teachings – even after decades – and they don’t even know it. It’s common.

If they believed it, they would live the teachings, and apply them to everything.

I’ve known spiritual teachers who’ve been teaching for years who don’t actually LIVE what they teach and are still looking for a magical solution to their “problems.”

They don’t know that they’re deluding themselves because their focus is on collecting more information. Collecting information makes them feel smarter and better. Being a spiritual know-it-all is like a big showy, glow-in-the-dark band-aid on their belief that they don’t have what it takes.

But collecting information isn’t healing – it’s just a big distraction.

They “know” these teachings backwards and forwards and can “quote scripture” but there’s still a great sense of disconnect and lack. And many times they can’t admit it, because their ego is so identified with being the perfect spiritual student.

It’s kind of like this:

Someone feels sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so they’re reading lots of books, listening to CD’s, watching videos, and talking with lots of people about how to get in shape and restore their well-being and vitality. They study for years, but they just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? They know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but their health hasn’t improved after decades of study. The thing they don’t understand is that information isn’t healing.

Just like I did, these spiritual students keep their focus on trying to find some magical key, some kind of teaching that they can learn, some kind of code that breaks through the mystery – but the REAL key is hiding right there in front of them and they don’t even see it.

Have you heard the stories about when the Europeans first showed up on the shores of the Americas in their tall ships and the indigenous people couldn’t see them because they didn’t recognize them?

They didn’t recognize them because they had no concept of them. Because they had no concept of ships like the Europeans had, they couldn’t even see them.

And that’s what happens to us. We don’t have a concept of ourselves as healed, perfect, already whole and complete. It’s just an intellectual idea that we repeat without really knowing.

The keys to spiritual awakening are right there in front of us, but we’re looking beyond them for something with more razzle dazzle. We can’t quite conceive of the healing that’s possible for us, no matter where we are in our journey.

So, instead, we’re looking for some kind of magical solution that someone is going to GIVE us, rather than SHOW us.

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

And, quite frankly, having a REAL desire to know the Truth that sets us free IS required. The desire is the fire that melts away the blocks to our miraculous healing and breakthrough.

With a little bit of sincere willingness, we can start to see what has been right in front of us all along – which is REALLY exciting – in fact, there’s nothing more exciting! It’s thrilling to discover that, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we have had the key all along. And that’s what I love SO MUCH.

I love being able to join with other spiritual students who have that little bit of willingness.

Together we can stop looking for the solution in the world.

The answer becomes within reach – the mystery starts to be less mysterious.

And finally, the healing truly begins to happen at the mind and we can see the ship in the harbor and we can sail it home!

It’s extraordinary, and even mind-blowing, how fast we can break down the blocks that we have clung to for many decades.

Spirit doesn’t fail – It doesn’t know how to fail.

When we know HOW to live a miraculous life, then our heart’s desire is not only possible, it’s within reach!

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2 tomorrow, I’ll share how I moved out of thinking the key was outside me to finding the key to the Kingdom within. It’s this discovery that profoundly changed my life – when I became willing to live a truly miraculous life.

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Lean on Spirit

Monday, January 13th, 2020

I Love A Course in Miracles! I find the teachings bring me great comfort and upliftment.

With having done nearly 430 episodes of my radio show, I’m still amazed at how inspired I am by A Course in Miracles. I never tire of the truth. It’s so liberating. I love that every time I pick up A Course in Miracles, I find a treasure that is so familiar and another one that is less well known to me. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

What a great gift that blue book is. Filled with treasures.

There have been many times when I have wept with gratitude just because I held the book in my hand.

The simplest statements carry so much power and Peace.

If you’re ever struggling to understand some part of it – or even to open it, then just ask Spirit to show you the way. That’s what Spirit is for.

One thing that Jesus tells is that’s so comforting is that we’re never alone. He’s always with us. Always. We can pretend we’re alone, but we never will be. Why pretend when it doesn’t make us happy?

He also tells us that we don’t even know what will make us happy, so we can just stop thinking that we do.

Such practical advice!

And He offers us constant support if we will but lean upon Him. Test it. Try it out. What have you got to lose?

Next time you feel alone, or bereft, or perhaps you wake up with a sense of dread, call out to Jesus and ask Him to let you know that He’s with you and that you’re not alone.

The gift is when we can share the Light with others, when we can be of service to the Light. Then our Light really shines! It lights us up from the inside!

“Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you want to have it of me, you must give it. Healing does not come from anyone else. You must accept guidance from within. The guidance must be what you want, or it will be meaningless to you. That is why healing is a collaborative venture. I can tell you what to do, but you must collaborate by believing that I know what you should do. Only then will your mind choose to follow me. Without this choice you could not be healed because you would have decided against healing, and this rejection of my decision for you makes healing impossible.” A Course in Miracles T-8.IV.4.

The ego often doesn’t like to be a follower. Are you willing to follow the guidance of an Ascended Master who can see through all directions of time and space, whose consciousness is so clear that his life has inspired billions of people?

ACIM is both practical and lofty. That those two qualities can perfectly co-exist and in iambic pentameter. Sweet!

A Course in Miracles offers us the way to Peace in our own lives and Peace in the world. At a time when it seems like there’s a tremendous amount of insanity erupting in the world, let us focus on being the Peace we’d like to see in the world by changing our mind about the world. In this way, we can be truly helpful.

What do you love about ACIM? Please share in the comments below!

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Being connected with Spirit is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from each other and from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with ourselves that is loving and that keeps us connected with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life. We heal depression by curing the CAUSE of depression.

Real people having real miracles.

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

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Let’s Kick the Complaining Habit

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Yesterday I was traveling from Santa Barbara, California, where I’d been visiting my goddaughter’s family, to Scottsdale, Arizona. And I had another one of those experiences at the airport where we got on the plane and then we had to get off the plane and wait.

We were deplaned and delayed because of rain in Phoenix preventing all planes from landing or taking off. Miraculously, once again, I found I didn’t have any complaints. I just got off the plane with everyone else and got to work while I waited to re-board the plane.

Being able to be delayed and inconvenienced without complaining is such a victory. There was a time when I would have complained incessantly.

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to change?
It’s such a victory for my soul!

Let’s find the way to put ALL complaining behind us.

Complaining doesn’t help anything, it doesn’t improve anything or heal anything – but it DOES change things. It drags the energy down.

It ruins the mood and it makes us a magnet for more things to complain about.

Who needs that? Not us!

November is the month of Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Let’s focus on gratitude and give it all we’ve got!

One thing I’m SUPER grateful for is the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness has changed my life and I’m inspired by everyone’s forgiveness stories. I am offering my F- Me, Here Come The Holidays class today and for the next few days – it’s totally free and it’s a really great way to get inspired to do some real forgiveness work NOW before the holidays. Click here to register now!

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

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You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships and that feels so good. You can stop playing small and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships. Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Forgive me. Here Come the Holidays!

RIGHT NOW, let’s stop paying lip service by SAYING we’re willing but not actually living it. We can bring on a breakthrough FAR beyond what we can imagine when we’re truly willing to truly forgive. If you don’t know how here’s how! Join me!

Why wait? Now is the time for our healing! If you’re willing, I’m ready – let’s do it together!

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Rising Above the Battlefield

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gratitude lifts our vibration so that we can hear, see, feel, and know more clearly our divinity and the divinity of all life.

Gratitude lifts us above the battlefield. And that’s REALLY useful right now.

Let’s just be grateful, shall we? Even if our family doesn’t agree with us or even like us. Let’s be grateful. Even if the food comes out wretched and the weather is awful, let’s just be grateful anyway.

I used to be ungrateful a lot of the time. I missed so many opportunities to experience the healing, expansive power of being thankful.

I’m glad to be aware that I can actively choose to be grateful NO MATTER WHAT.

That is the attitude that has helped me transform my deepest pain.

Isn’t the prospect of transforming your deepest pain something that is worth being grateful about?

I know it’s very challenging to be grateful for what you don’t like.

So, I learned to focus on being grateful for what I do like.

I’m grateful for sunshine and for snow.
I’m grateful for movies that I enjoy.
I’m grateful for anyone that has ever crossed my path.
I’m grateful that I can hear the birds singing.
I’m grateful that I can pray
I’m grateful that I can listen to music.
I’m grateful for funny cat videos.
I’m grateful for the beautiful flowers and trees.
I’m grateful for the delicious food and snacks.
I’m grateful for a good cup of tea.
I’m grateful for the beautiful smiles.
I’m grateful that parades and marching bands making me cry happy tears.
I’m grateful that you are my prayer partner!

Oprah said that the single most helpful thing that changed her life was being grateful. I heard her say that in the beginning, sometimes all she could feel grateful for was ice cream and other foods.

That’s an ok place to start. It seems to have done pretty well for Oprah.

We can start there. I AM grateful for ice cream! AND I’m grateful for Oprah and many other things.

There! I’m smiling and my vibration feels lifted. I hope yours does, too!

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Healing the Habit Of Being A Fault-Finder

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

When I was in the graduate Screenwriting program at USC, my professor, the amazing actor/director Nina Foch, used to say “focus on the light. The darkness will take care of itself.”  This was her advice for directing students.  I’ve always thought that was excellent advice.

It’s so easy to focus on the dark.  And when we do, then all we see is more darkness and corruption.  The view becomes narrow and ugly.  The scenery is depressing and upsetting – or so we think.

I can admit that my personality is a judger and a fault-finder.  I can look at a perfect thing and find the smallest crack.  I can look at an arrangement of things and instantly see how they could be arranged more coherently, attractively, helpfully.  It used to always work against me.  For much of my life, I simply found more things to criticize everywhere I looked.

Now I can look at things and often I’ll see the Beauty before I see what the ego would judge as bad, wrong, imperfect.  I can see the perfection and let it rest at that, but not always.  I’m going for ALWAYS.

Looking for faults is a habit.  

It can be unlearned – and it’s SO worth doing.

Frequently finding fault is an ego habit that keeps us in a place of near-constant disappointment, blame, criticism, complaint, shame, agitation, and irritation.  

This way of looking at the world sucks the joy out of life.  It’s right up there with keeping score and holding grudges. If there’s anything worth letting go of, it’s this gnarly habit of seeing the devil in the details.

How do you break this hellish habit?  It’s so simple.  Willingness is all it takes.

It’s a willingness to replace the habit of fault-finding with praising and gratitude.

It’s not so hard to change our life if we’re willing.

Gratitude multiplies the good.
Complaining makes us a crap magnet.
We choose how we’d like our life to go.

Whenever I would realize I wasn’t happy and harmonious, when my Peace seems to have taken the low road, I learned to call upon Spirit to show me where I made the downturn.  It was always some judgment or opinion, some falsehood that had captured my attention.  I learned that I could give whatever the opinion or complaint was to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and regain my Peace, my higher ground.

I learned to stand in faith that the healing will be done and give thanks that it IS done.  Because I AM willing, there’s nothing to prevent the healing from happening.  This is a powerful formula for transformation that actually works.

If the complaint returns, it just means I wasn’t really TRULY willing to let my opinion go.  It means I thought I was right.  

Sometimes we’re SO willing to stop being upset, 
but we’re NOT so willing to give up our complaint.  

We can’t have Freedom and keep our complaint.  
It’s one or the other.
Thank God for that.  
Now, in this holy instant, we can become TRULY willing.
And we’re carried back to Peace and Harmony.

What complaint have you got that’s worth trading your Peace for?  
I actually used to have SO MANY complaints that felt so important to me, but now I don’t have an interest in making that trade for Peace.

Learning to make the trade of handing over the false belief in exchange for the Peace is what we do in Masterful Living, and so much more. Registration is open now for my yearlong course.  My first class of the year is January 1st.

It seems crazy, but here we are 45 days until the new year!  

Let’s all consider, what we can do to deepen our spiritual practice between now and January 1.  Placing our docs on this will carry us through the holidays with a sense of success and fulfillment and that’s a great way to start the new year.

Next time you feel less than peaceful, remember that you’re never upset for the reason you think. The cause of upset isn’t “out there” in the world.  The cause of all upset is holding a grievance, a false belief or idea in our heart that we won’t let go.

Freedom is right here, right now, if we’re willing to keep it in focus.

I use affirmations to help me keep my mind aligned with Spirit.

What are my affirmations?

I AM willing to focus on the Light.  
I AM the Light.
I Love the Light.
I serve the Light. 
I live in the Light.
The Light is All.

I’ve found that affirmations are one of the most powerful tools I have to change my mind and choose again.

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

When anyone of us has more happiness, we’re all lifted!  All boats rise on this tide of Love.

If you’re going to join us next year, I encourage you to register early for the Masterful Living Course 2020.  Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation!  Give yourself that gift this year and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

Having a loving relationship builds self-esteem and worthiness, and that’s a far better investment of our precious energy than fault-finding and that’s miraculous.  Are you ready for a miracle?  Check out the classes that we’re offering now!

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

FORGIVENESS CLASS: My Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts, is available on replay right now and join me for Part 3 today.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!  Register now and get the replay right now! Click here for more details.

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Shifting Into Abundance

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Boot camp class, I talk about having an awareness of your spiritual budget. I have found this really helpful to me in shifting my mind and experiencing more happiness. It also has had an effect on my Abundance and Prosperity.

There was a time in my life when I was deficit spending in my finances, and there was also a time I was deficit spending in terms of my happiness.

What I realized was that the way to shift things, and to do it quickly, is to increase the positive and decrease the negative – work it from both sides.

Many people think that the answer to debt is simply to earn more money or to cut expenses.

What I’ve definitely proven is that shifting my mind from a focus on lack and limitation to a focus on gratitude and Love was the most effective change for me to activate my Abundance.

I’ve learned that doing my forgiveness work, and really looking deeply at the root causes of my resentments and regrets while doing the self-forgiveness healing work, has FAR MORE to activate and increase the flow of Prosperity in my life than just earning more money or cutting expenses ever did.

I had the experience of running up a lot of debt and carrying it for a number of years – and then, through my active spiritual practice, I attracted opportunities to earn much more money and I quickly paid off much of my debt – only to have it return. I found myself with even more debt.

This taught me that the answer wasn’t in the world – I learned it for REAL,and so that led to my gratitude.

I prayed for the answer and it came in the form of clarity, insight and divine guidance.

I did the deep forgiveness work – starting with myself, then forgiving others, and then I was led out of the wilderness of my debt.

I had avoided looking within because I was afraid of what I’d see. I preferred to blame others for my problems. Through my practice of prayer, I finally became willing to develop greater spiritual maturity and I found myself truly desiring to forgive EVERYTHING.

I began to get on a roll and build some real momentum. And that’s what my classes are about now. I like creating a safe space, with lots of support, where those who are willing can work in a group and develop the inner fortitude to do the deep healing work and build the momentum of growing from breakthrough to breakthrough and from glory to greater glory.

I feel so blessed now to support those who would like to do as I’ve done. Together we dive deep and fly high – on an ever-increasing upward spiral of God’s omnipresent goodness. I feel so blessed.

I know, for a fact, that forgiveness leads to all kinds of good, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship and financial healing – and so much more. That’s why this work is never boring or tiresome. It’s actually AMAZING because it’s always about returning to the unprecedented.

So much healing is available to us when we stop blocking the flow with regrets and resentments. If you’re interested in help with that, check out my Finding Freedom Spiritual Boot camp class which starts on Thursday, October 10.

Together we’re activating our Abundance – we’re going for it!

When we don’t feel connected to Spirit and supported by Spirit, or even when we fear God, it’s most likely a result of feeling unworthy. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness Workshop” this past weekend was such a hit, that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

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

Worthiness Workshop

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

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IRS Gratitude

Friday, October 4th, 2019

God is so good! I love it when we can prove how beautiful and powerful Love is and Spirit is. I’ve been having an issue with the IRS (in case you’re not familiar, that’s the Internal Revenue Service, and they are the government office that deals with taxes) not recording a payment I sent in. I’ve been trying to get them on the phone and been held for a long period on a number of occasions.

This morning I decided to give it another go and set aside a couple of hours for the process. I asked the angels to help me and, in particular, to help me have a good connection with whomever I talked to at the IRS. I called in at 8 a.m. and got a recording that said the office was closed and would reopen at 7 a.m.. Strange. I called back a few times and finally got into the system. I waited 90 minutes to talk to someone.

The gentlemen who answered the phone, Mr. Martin, at first sounded as though he was absolutely miserable. He sounded exactly like the old cartoon character Droopy Dog. I was happy to talk with him, though. Over the next 40 minutes or so, he answered all my questions, was extremely helpful, he was kind, and he also completely changed his attitude within the first few minutes.

I was not against him, I was for him. I made it very clear that he was helping me and I appreciated it. At the end of the call I thanked him again, and said I was so glad that he was the one I got to speak to and I was thankful for all of his help. He was happy at that point, and I can tell it was a really good start to his day. Mutual kindness, respect, and support – that’s what our call was about.

I love when that happens!

I am grateful to the angels who are always so helpful.

I am grateful that I remember to ask for help.

I am grateful that when I’m willing to prove that Spirit is always for me and never against me, I will be shown this is true.

And I’m grateful that I can be a loving and uplifting presence if I choose to be!

When we don’t feel connected to Spirit and supported by Spirit, or even when we fear God, it’s most likely a result of feeling unworthy. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness Workshop” this past weekend was such a hit, that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

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

Worthiness Workshop

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

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