Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

Choosing Happiness

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Have you ever chosen to be miserable? I have.

Have you ever chosen to be unhappy in order to seek revenge on someone else? I have.

Happiness is a moment by moment choice we can make sometimes we get into a loop of unhappiness that is a spiral down.

I’ve been there.

The good news is, we can make another choice – we can spiral up. We really can.

Consider any choices you’ve made lately that felt unloving or unkind to yourself or someone else. In that choice point is the opportunity to choose which way you spiral.

Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you have to allow your happiness to be disturbed.

Maintaining equilibrium is an important part of our spiritual practice.

Peace is a spiritual practice that reveals a hidden happiness and a great Joy – but we have to be willing to give up the intoxicating effects of being really upset.

When we’re identified with the ego, we can begin to feel dead inside. The anger, upset, and emotional intensity of feeling hurt can be come a way to falsely feel that we’re alive. Sometimes it can seem like our choice is between anger or depression.

Depression is definitely something that feels like a trap, and it’s a trap we can get out of through spiritual practice, I see people do it all the time. It’s breathtakingly beautiful to see the inner fire be kindled and restored.

I’m getting ready to offer a course on healing depression.

I’m interested in showing others how to consistently choose happiness.

It can be come a habit and our way of life. It’s so worth it!

If you’ve chosen unhappiness lately, the antidote is to forgive yourself for choosing something that feels harmful. True forgiveness is a loving choice and that loving choice, like any loving choice, will lift you high!


Friends & Blessings

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Like attracts like and that’s for sure. We also attract people who are sent to us so we can respond to their cry for Love. That’s the story of our relationships. I feel so blessed this weekend that I’ve been able to gather with like-minded friends in NYC to celebrate Jimmy Twyman and Bill Free as they finish up their St. Francis journey across the U.S.A. In case you don’t know, Jimmy has been sharing a one-man musical he’s written to share the life of St. Francis.

Yesterday we had a gathering of friends Jimmy, Bill, Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, David Fishman, Jon Mundy and others, including a few from Masterful Living!

It was such a treat to have hours to hang out and talk together, to have dinner, coffee, dessert, and to see Jimmy’s inspiring show. Last show is tonight at The Church in the West Village, 7th Ave and 13th S at 6:30. Come and have some delicious soup!

Of course, we had a coffee crew for our spiritual espresso!

Vickie Poppe and Jon Mundy were serving delicious food to the homeless who attended last night. The joining together is so enriching, nourishing and inspiring. Always. It’s never dull or not worth the time, energy and effort.

This is why I do my retreats and workshops. It’s why I’m a teacher and Spiritual Counselor. The two or more gathering is so healing.

Yes, we do need time alone with Spirit, but we also need to be the two or more gathered in Christ’s name with a strong intention to heal.

What could bring more benefit to this world then our healed mind? We heal more and help more when we gather! I’m going to be offering an online retreat for those who are recovering from sexual abuse – hold the weekend dates – first weekend in April, Friday to Sunday – all day, online, for our healing! Save those dates if you’d like to join us!

Let’s pray to let Spirit lead us and guide us!

Prayer is so powerful. Please join me in my daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Living with Christ in Mind. You can click and listen now. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. And that’s beautiful!

Spirit is always for us and never against us, and we can learn to rely upon that. And when we do, we feel carried and lifted to much higher ground.

Like, MLK, we can start to see and feel the promised land and recognize that it is within us. It has been there all along!


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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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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