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When Hurt Leads to Healing

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Once upon a time, I received a letter from a dear friend who told me that something I’d said a year before had hurt her feelings. My friend, I’ll call her Barb, who lived just a few miles from me, wrote a 4-page letter to tell me that she’d been upset about this for a year and she just couldn’t hold it in anymore. Barb had to let me know because it was standing between us, and she wanted to clear the path of our friendship.

I read the letter and I did feel a little bit guilty. The thing I’d said had definitely had some judgment in it, but it wasn’t meant to hurt her. She’d been looking to get a job on a television show that I thought was a low-brow, low quality show and I believed she could do better.

In reading her letter, it was clear that she could never have been upset if she hadn’t had the same judgment about herself and that she could do better.

I wrote Barb my own 4-page letter telling her how much I loved her and letting her know I had no intention to hurt her feelings. I apologized. I let her know how important her feelings were to me.

Then, because I could feel that I definitely did have some ego reaction going on, I called up my dear friend Judy and asked her if I could read Barb’s letter and my letter and see what she thought. I wished to get a second opinion before I sent my letter off.

Judy listened patiently as I read the two long letters. At the end of it she said, “That’s really good. It’s a beautiful letter. And that’s exactly what I’d do, Jenn, but you’re better than that. You have the courage to pick up the phone and call Barb, and that would be so much more effective.”

WOW! What a brilliant idea!

I knew immediately she was right. I did have that courage. And it would be much more loving. It would show that I really cared and was coming from the heart.

In truth, I’d written the letter to defend myself. I knew it, deep down. I couldn’t fool myself. That’s why I called Judy and read her the two letters. I knew that something wasn’t really right and I didn’t want to respond to Barb with something less than wholly loving. I’m so glad I followed my guidance!

I still felt a little bit of resistance to calling Barb, because I believed there was a possibility that Barb would yell, and then blame and shame me.

And I knew that those feelings of trepidation came from my own sense of unworthiness that was coming up for healing.

I knew I had to put Love first and TRUST Love. So I called Barb, left a voicemail and asked if we could make a plan to see each other and talk. I made sure to say that I was so glad she’d written to me, because I would’ve had no way to know that she’d been offended and I definitely didn’t intend to hurt her feelings by my comments.

Barb and I got together and we cleared the air. In our meeting, I found out that she really didn’t want to take responsibility for her feelings and that she really was judging herself, and I’d just brought it to her attention. She didn’t say any of that directly, but it was clear.

My friendship was confrontative to her about where she might be judging herself and making decisions based on that, and she wasn’t interested in that. We had a very civil and loving conversation. I’m so glad we saw each other, but I realized that continuing our friendship was mostly up to her.

That was a time when I was learning that I do activate people’s unhealed stuff. And they activate mine.

And together we can have a healing or we can revisit an old wound.

Some people aren’t done with the old wound yet, and they don’t wish to look at their stuff – and that’s what I do. I would rather look at it, heal it, and move on. I’ve had a number of relationships fall away because people aren’t interested in that, and I’ve learned to respect their choice.

And maybe some people don’t wish to do their inner work at the pace I’m doing mine. Some would like to go faster and some would like to go slower, and that’s perfectly good.

It’s always a choice between the new Heaven and the new Earth or the old hell revisited.

Of course, I understand that in the actual moment of the “insult” Barb didn’t feel comfortable saying something to me. And in the times I’d seen her since then, she hadn’t felt comfortable, either, so she wrote her letter to say how she felt – and to blame me for how she felt. The letter was also to defend herself (which she’d probably been doing for a year in her mind) and maybe to get even.

And, you know what? I can handle all of that. People do act in all kinds of crazy, egotistical ways and so do I. And we’re here to help each other with it and not judge them (or ourselves) for it. We’re here to have compassion for them when they’re believing the stinking thinking.

When we have compassion for them at that precise moment that they’re most believing the made-up story of the past, that’s when they can have a healing and we can, too.

Our compassion heals us both. That’s why A Course in Miracles tells us that our brother is our savior. They call us into our loving hearts.

We’re here to answer that call.

Barb blamed me for her feelings, even though she knew I had zero INTENTION to hurt or insult her. She’d been hurt and insulted by her own interpretation, and she was projecting it on me.

And don’t we all do that, so often?

We can go the other way.

We can turn the pain into fertilizer. That’s what I did with Spirit’s help, in the form of Judy advising me to call Barb rather than send my letter. I had a true healing because of Judy. I never saw Barb or heard from her again, and so I don’t know what happened with her. But I can tell you, if she called me today I’d be thrilled to hear from her.

Life is perfect. Always.
There are no mistakes. Only mis-takes. Misperceptions and misinterpretations.
Every unloving choice leads to a learning, if we allow it.

Allowing, being willing, that’s the key.

All too often we fall asleep at the wheel. We forget where we’re going and we become VERY side-tracked. In ACIM, Jesus tells us we’re “far too tolerant of mind-wandering.” We can wander in the desert for 40 years if we aren’t paying attention, but even if we do, we’ll learn something exquisite from it that we can share with others and bless the whole world.

To learn anything at all, in any way, is a blessing! Let us receive our blessings!

And let us decide not judge ourselves as slow learners. Forgiveness is the way.

It takes tremendous willingness not to be distracted and to stay focused on what’s most important. It takes cultivating a real, deep, and abiding Self-Love not to be side-tracked with blame, shame, and judgment.

This is what I’m all about, keeping us on track. It’s not easy, but there’s nothing more worthwhile.
Some of the best help comes in the most difficult ways. And IF we’re willing to grow through it, rather than resist the whole way, it doesn’t have to be painful.

In A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 190 we’re told:
“Pain is a wrong perspective. When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception. It is not a fact at all. There is no form it takes that will not disappear if seen aright.”
We forget that, don’t we?

Or maybe we don’t believe it.

Because not one of us just wants to suffer, do we?

I’m kidding, of course! Many are actively choosing to suffer. The ego mindset is that we can suffer to inflict guilt on others. VERY often, our suffering is intended to inflict guilt on others or to get sympathy from them.

Instead of just having a loving relationship, we manipulate each other with pain and suffering through guilt, blame, and shame. Resentment is like a crowbar – we can use it to threaten and to move people.

When we’re disconnected from our loving heart, we use pain to manipulate and control because we feel it’s the only power we have. This is something I did a lot of personal research on. It was my “go to” form of relating to other people. It’s debilitating and pushes people away.

And that’s what I secretly wanted to do: push everyone away. They were bringing up my stuff for healing and I was resisting it.

Then we feel alone. But it makes sense to us because we feel unworthy. It seems to prove what we believe, but all it proves is that we believe we’re unworthy of Love.

And that’s the nature of the habit of taking offense.
It blocks Love, it makes the lack of Love seem real.

No matter what, all are worthy of Love and compassion.
We must never forget that, because it is our way out of the hell of this world.
There is no OTHER way out of hell.
Love and compassion are the ONLY way,
because it’s lack of Love,
being expressed by us,
that causes the feeling of hell.

All are worthy of Love.

How can we fulfill our purpose, which is to be “truly helpful” and withhold Love or punish people for their missteps? Those patters of behavior and thought cannot succeed. The ends is in the means.

I record a new prayer every day. I’ve been doing that for 13 years. Let’s pray to be willing to live a miraculous life. Prayer is so powerful, please join me in my daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Healing All Grievances. You can click and listen now. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

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! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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Love Is the Authority

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

We’ve all had SO MANY conversations about giving our power away that we may even believe we’re aware of when we give our power away and when we don’t.

As we’ve all realized, just because we believe something intellectually doesn’t mean we really understand and know it. Having information doesn’t awaken our awareness. Accepting the learning into our heart BY MEANS OF OPENING TO LOVE is what awakens our awareness. We learn this over, and over, and over, and over again.

For myself, I used to be very arrogant about what I knew.
I believed that having an intellectual awareness of something meant that I knew it.
I had to be humbled 50 million times before I finally became AWARE that the ego was driving my intellect and the ego doesn’t know anything worth knowing – only the heart does.

If we’re feeling angry because of something that someone else did, then we’re giving our power to them.

If we feel angry because of some circumstance or situation, then we’re giving our power away to an “outside” source.

The same is true if we feel we’re experiencing hurt, fear, or sadness because of some situation, or event, or person in the world.

Only when we’re willing to realize that giving our power away is giving that thing, person, or event AUTHORITY over our mind do we start waking up.

Likewise, if someone or something has the power to make us happy, we’ve given them authority, too.

There is One TRUE power, and One authority and that is Love.
All is Love. Love is All.

When we align with LOVE as the One and only power and authority in our life, everything starts to heal.

Love is the author of Love and nothing else.
Love only knows itself as Love and only expresses itself as Love.
Love can NEVER cause fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion.

Only choosing thoughts of lack, limitation, judgment and separation (they’re all the same thing) can lead you to feel fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion. Why? Because when you choose to energize those thoughts of separation with the power of your belief, you’re giving your authority to the root cause of all suffering – and what could be more terrifying, confusing, and debilitating than that?

This awakening awareness is what all of my classes are about – cultivating it, nurturing it, celebrating it!

If you find yourself thinking that others have you made you feel anything, then be SO GRATEFUL – KISS yourself! – for your awakening awareness and the blooming realization that you’re thinking crazy, self-destructive, pain-inducing thoughts and you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Hallelujah!

If you hear yourself telling ANYONE that someone or something MADE you feel anything, be SO GRATEFUL – do the victory dance! – because you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Amazing grace is here!

I AM Love.
Be still and know I AM God.
I AM that I AM.

When we make Love our authority, Love leads us naturally and gracefully to embody Love, and then the healing is non-stop. We’re doing it. It’s happening now!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

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In the Flow of Healing

Friday, January 24th, 2020

What is healing?

It’s so valuable to ask simple questions and to allow Spirit, the Higher Holy Spirit Self, give you the answer. When you get it direct from Spirit, rather, it brings with it an energy that is enlivening and can also be transformative.

So, what is healing?

Healing is the release of the blocks to Love in our awareness.

The blocks to Love are our beliefs, which come from the decisions we’ve made – in this life or any other.

I’ve found that the truth is profoundly liberating. “The truth sets you free” isn’t just a saying, it’s the truth!

Truth is: we are already perfect. We are already as holy as holy can be. We can’t become any holier than we already are.

Our responsibility and our opportunity are to give up the idea that we’re not already there. That’s pretty much all there is to awakening.

Healing is all about giving up the blocks to Love.

When you feel a need to prove that you’re right, there’s a block to Love.
When you judge your self, there’s a block to Love.
When you complain, there’s a block to Love.

If we only pay attention to a few opportunities to choose Love,rather than the block each day.

No matter how badly every day has gone until today, we can make a loving choice now and turn the whole thing around.

Our time for healing is now.

The opportunity to heal is now.

When we’re doing this healing work on our own, we can easily get discouraged and distracted. It helps so much to work together with other like-minded souls and to consistently Partner UP.

We’re learning to remember union, unity, and Oneness. It’s an active choice that we make. If we miss 1,000 choices, just grab the next one. Love is so powerful, it heals anything. ANYTHING!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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Power of the Will

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Many people wish for Peace of mind or a sense of relief. They’re yearning to feel free – free from everything they don’t like and feel imprisoned by.

Freedom is a spiritual quality that’s part of our Divine Essence. It’s already our nature to experience and express Freedom. We have it at the level of mind, and then it becomes our experience. Even a prisoner of war in a foreign jail can find the Freedom in his mind, because that’s where it’s located.

A Course in Miracles teaches us, “When you are sad, know this need not be . Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” T-4.IV.3.

When someone has a problem with obsessive compulsive behavior or avoidance, they’ll often use willpower to make a change. There’s a sense of loss and lack, and the willpower is used to get control of ourselves.

Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification that can be a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, but it doesn’t heal the root cause of the behavior. Willpower only intensifies the deep craving that is the root cause of the problem.

All healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

If Love isn’t part of the plan for healing there won’t be a healing, only a shift in behavior. That’s not enough.

If we don’t feel worthy of miraculous permanent healing, we might settle for willpower.

For true spiritual healing, we look to the mind for causation. There’s a false belief at the root cause of every issue. Most problems are an expression of belief in lack. How can willpower heal a belief in lack? It cannot.

The healing we’re looking for comes from opening to giving and receiving the Love that’s restorative and healing.

We resort to willpower when we feel spiritually weak. Willpower is a function of the personality, and is born of a sense of separation and lack. Willingness is the willingness to choose Love and to follow Spirit’s guidance.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

When we’re craving, needing, and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. The real craving is for union with Spirit.

In that moment of craving, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness. That knowing of our perfection is missing from our awareness.

Our willingness to Partner UP will heal the illusion of lack.

Only the willingness to see the union of all life brings lasting healing of the splitting the mind.

Even a little bit of willingness is instantaneous joining with Spirit, and that’s where our true and lasting healing is – in remembering our union with God and making that our top priority

Let’s make a real change this year. Let’s get out of the prison in our mind and live joy-fully!

Masterful Living Course 2020 Registration closes TODAY, Monday, January 20 at midnight Pacific.

Now is the time to lay your foundation. There’s so much that we can call forth when we choose to live as though our mind really is the Mind of God. Make this year the year you go for it! Gather support, have a strong intention. You don’t need my help, but if you’d like it here’s how to begin:

Click here now to learn more about Masterful Living.

If Masterful Living is right for you, I trust you will know it when you read what I’ve written on my website.

Trust your intuition – it will not fail you.
If this feels like it MIGHT be the thing for you this year – follow through.

I would LOVE to have the opportunity to walk step-by-step with you this year if you’d like to join us!

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New Decade Reboot!

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

I love this “new year, new decade” feeling. I have such a sense of expansion and I’m excited to share it. Right now, we’re laying the groundwork for our year, our life, our expansion.

For myself, what I’m most interested in is supporting people in moving out of feeling limited and into the flow of the All-Good. It’s tremendous how much we can shift and change!

I’ve seen the most downhearted folks, feeling the worst kinds of losses and betrayals, find their way from the raging river of regret and hurt to the shore of spiritual faith and knowing.

In my class yesterday, “Unblock the Flow of Time, Energy & Money”, (I’m repeating the class tomorrow) I was sharing that every year, in my Masterful Living Course, the biggest issue for people is trust and faith.

In each moment we’re always putting our faith in something or someone. We can place our faith in our own opinions and judgments, our own perceptions and beliefs, or we can place our faith in Spirit’s guidance. In the class yesterday, I gave examples of how to know the difference between the two.

We can train ourselves to feel secure in Spirit and to feel assured that we’re being led and guided to the highest and best. A Course in Miracles tells us many times that we’ve learned well the training of the ego’s thought system of separation, lack, and limitation.

We can UN-learn the belief’s in lack (of any kind) MUCH faster than we learned to live in limitation. We can remember our true nature is unlimited and unprecedented, and we can discover an entirely new way of living and being.

Yes, it does take real effort and willingness but it is so worth it.
Year after year, I see the most hopeless people change their minds.

It’s so gratifying to me to be able to see these courageous folks making new choices and opening up the possibilities in their lives.

A Course in Miracles tells us that the greatest joy is to serve, to truly be of service to our brothers and sisters, to lift them up and hold them in the highest. I can say that this has been my experience. There is no difference between Love and Joy. To be in the flow of Love is to be in the flow of Joy. This is what we can practice and offer to our brothers and sisters.

In our Masterful Living Community, folks volunteer support those who are joining us and to be a real and loving support without needing anything in return. Being able to serve the community in this way is healing for everyone.

All too often, spiritual students are only comfortable giving and not comfortable receiving. We can learn to do both well and be in the flow of giving and receiving. When we open to Spirit, we are given so much that we simply MUST share it and pass it along. That’s a wonderful position to be in and I wish it for all of us.

To be able to give from the heart also requires someone to receive it. Whenever someone is attempting to give us something from their heart, let us receive it well!

This is a great way for us to enter into this new decade. Let it be a new decade of being in the flow!

If you missed my New Year Reboot live class, we’re just starting the group homework sessions tomorrow. You can still register for “New Year Reboot” and join us tomorrow. If you’re part of Masterful Living, this is a bonus class and you’re already registered. Doing this work right now and collaborating on it is a great benefit. You won’t regret it!

CLASS STARTS MONDAY: We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my yearlong Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you feel called, if you feel the time has come to put Spirit first, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Real people having real miracles.

I am truly grateful for this path of awakening that we’re on, and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that speeds our healing and lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – the sooner your register, the sooner you can settle in and begin the Group Goal Setting Sessions, and all of the other pieces that launch us into our best year ever!

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Overwhelm

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Last night I offered my free class, Unblock the Flow of Time, Energy & Money. (I’ll be offering it again on Sunday, so you can register now and get the download or join me live on Sunday.). Sometimes it feels like we’re so far away from where we’d like to be that we feel overwhelmed. Life can feel like a big trash heap. It can feel as though its impossible to navigate — especially when there’s a combination of things, such as illness, debt, depression, relationship challenge, loss of a loved one and even more. Some people seem to have all of them at once.

When we feel a deep sense of lack and limitation, we feel life is too much and we’re simply not enough. It’s overwhelming.

In those times of overwhelm, when it seems like anything and everything is working against you, that is a time of great opportunity. I cannot emphasize this enough: If you’re willing, in the time of greatest challenge Spirit can move a mountain, if you ALLOW it.

You DO have to be a very willing participant but you, yourself, do not have to move the mountain. However, without your allowing and calling it forth, the mountain will not be moved. And this is where I’ve seen people transform their lives.

I used to feel stuck and overwhelmed by how I felt about my life and my self. I didn’t see how I could ever make the changes that I wanted made. It felt like too big a mountain for little old crazy me.

At that time, I was daily struck down by my failures and seeming “incompetencies”. I was surviving, but that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted more, and I couldn’t figure out how to unlock the door.

True spiritual growth felt so elusive to me.
I felt discouraged.
It felt so hard.

That’s when I learned the amazing power of a true desire to know Spirit. I decided to put ALL of my focus and attention in my life on looking for the opportunities to be loving and kind to myself and others. I decided to find the way to God through being aligned with Spirit, through the activity of being loving and BECOMING willing to let go of my unloving thoughts.

I became vigilant for becoming willing by being “willing to be willing to be willing”. It really worked for me.

I became willing to GIVE to the Higher Holy Spirit Self everything that didn’t serve me. I didn’t know how to take out the trash in my mind, but I did learn how to give it away.

The miracle is, what doesn’t serve us that we’re willing to let go of, Spirit will take from us. Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting. And that makes it so much easier.

Instead of trying to figure out how to move the mountain, ask Spirit and then ALLOW it to be done.

We focus on our willingness to let the past go.
We focus on our willingness to look for and make the loving choices.

God can move the mountain, but only if we’re willing. Only if YOU are willing will it work.

Quit complaining, criticizing, and manipulating.
Look for opportunities to demonstrate your willingness to let it go.
It works!

And it’s so much easier than trying to figure out how to let it go.
Focus on the willingness, and Spirit will do the heavy lifting.

Willingness is central to an effective spiritual practice.
An effective spiritual practice is a mental trash removal system that works.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. We practice and learn Self-Love in spiritual community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

You’re going to make a lot of choices this year.

Which of YOUR choices will actually improve the quality of every day for the rest of your life?

We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my yearlong Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you feel called, if you feel the time has come to put Spirit first, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Moving out of overwhelm by healing the root causes 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 truly grateful for this path of awakening that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that speeds our healing and lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – the sooner your register, the sooner you can settle in and begin the Group Goal Setting Sessions, and all of the other pieces that launch us into our best year ever!

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The Key to Having More Time

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Part 1: Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs
Part 3: (You Are Here) The Key to Having More Time

As we all know, there’s the decision that we make and actually keep, and then there are the empty statements and promises that have no meaning except to keep us stuck in the ego quagmire.

When we keep our word and honor our decisions, we’re tapping into our heart Power.

I decided to dedicate myself to being loving, and that changed my life. The decision was not just a wish or a hope, it was a commitment.

I had lots of lapses and transgressions EVERY DAY, but I didn’t give up on my goal, because I’d made a decision that I was going to live a life of Love to the best of my ability.

As I said in Part 2 of this series, A Course in Miracles tells us that our success – in whatever area – is all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past.

Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past. Our challenges re-present the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past.

The decision point has come back again so we can choose again, and this time we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom.

Again, it’s about the decision. Our decisions are a point of power for us.

Let me tell you about a conversation I had with one of my dear friends. We were talking about the new year potential.

I asked him, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year in 2020?”

My friend knew the answer right away.

It was about tackling an issue he’d been avoiding. If he could do that, it would help him in his business (and his personal finances) in about 10 different ways.

His particular issue is something that we’d talked about no less than 25 times in the past three years. It’s something that has really bothered him and, until I asked him that question, he didn’t realize how much this issue was disturbing his Peace.

When he saw that, and saw what a difference it would make to his ENTIRE YEAR, that was an mind-opener.

And because he’s such a good friend, and I’m a professional Spiritual Counselor, we talked a bit about what the core issue really is and then I said, “Why don’t you just get that handled right away so we don’t ever talk about it again and you can free up all that energy to live how you’d really like to live?”

He immediately took action, and by the end of the day he’d hired someone to help him and had a plan to resolve the issue. Just like that.

We didn’t spend a lot of time trying to understand the issue, where it came from and the root cause. He simply decided that it was a non-issue from now on. He was ready to have the healing. He was willing to take inspired action.

Whenever we’d talked about it in the last few years, my friend had said the issue was about time – he didn’t have enough time to focus on it and resolve it. Sometimes it was about money and not wanting to pay to get it resolved by an expert. So, he was procrastinating.

Isn’t that what we do?

We drag our feet about taking the steps to do the things that will actually improve the quality of our lives, and we have all these excuses.

It’s all our B.S. (belief system).

All the delays and dysfunction of excuses are related to the same thing. And it’s not rocket science, but it IS deeply rooted. It’s part of our self-identity.

It’s an issue almost all of us are working with, but many of us aren’t working on it directly. And that’s why I offer the classes I do, so we can all become as willing as my friend and have our breakthroughs and stop delaying our happiness.

This is why I have so much to share,

Because I’ve learned methods that work in supporting people to be willing and to have their breakthroughs, change their minds, have their healing, and put the painful patterns of the past behind them so they’re not continuing to repeat, year after year. With a little bit of support, my friend decided not to repeat the pattern that he’d been stuck in for years.

It’s so beautiful when I see someone make that decision to do something different to improve their life, rather than continue managing and coping like they’ve been doing for years.

My friend’s decision will change not only his life but also his family’s lives in many ways. Because he’s taking better care of himself, his family will see and feel that and they’ll learn from it, too. He will be more lighthearted all year because he’s made this choice out of Love for himself.

Because people keep repeating the past instead of learning from their experiences, they begin to feel like they’re wasting their lives. And that’s a painful place to be in. It’s so common.

I used to feel that I didn’t have enough time, energy, or money to live the life I desired. I felt really stuck in that mindset. AND I felt like I was a victim – like it was happening TO me.

Like my friend, I reached a point where I saw what I was doing and I was willing to make a decision to re-prioritize my happiness and put my happiness at the top of the list.

So let me ask you, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year and your decade?”

If you know what it is, do you have a plan to do it?

>>>If you don’t know what it is, would you like to have a plan to figure it out and then actually do it, releasing all resistance and reluctance and having your breakthrough?

So many people think they’re not living the life they desire because they don’t have enough time, energy, or money. That thought is limiting and, quite frankly, for most of us it’s overwhelming. And that’s the point.

The thought of lacking in all three areas: time, energy, and money is so debilitating that most people don’t know what to do, so they just carry on managing and coping. We feel certain we’ll fail, so we don’t even try. It all just seems TOO BIG for us to handle.

But it’s not true. Spirit doesn’t know anything about failure. In God, there is no big or small.

It’s about tapping into the power of Spirit, and that’s something I know a lot about.

I’d love to help you prove to yourself that you can tap into the Power of Love to live a life that’s truly fulfilling.

I like to share step-by-step methods that have been proven to work. I’ve seen them work, even with people who are so reluctant that they’re convinced they’ll fail. Spirit is so powerful!

I know what it takes to have a breakthrough and I know how to bring on a breakthrough, and that’s what I’d like to share with you in my class TODAY Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy, & Money.

My class is my gift to you – please come and bring your questions.

Right now, when there’s so much to do AND a lot of emotional triggers happening, this is the time when we can easily forget all about ourselves.

It’s a time when we can get so distracted that we don’t realize until February that we don’t have a plan for our new decade and we’re just repeating the past again.

In my class Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy, & Money I’m going to share with you some real tools and tips you can apply now to set you up for a great year next year.

And I’m also going to share about my yearlong Masterful Living Course so that you can follow through and make this decade SO different from the last one and this year a breakthrough year for you!

Register here now for Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy, & Money. If you can’t join me live today, join me live on Sunday when I’m doing a repeat.

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Self-Healing

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Let me be clear, I do not have the ability to change anyone’s life but my own. I really don’t. Many times people give me credit for changing their life, but I don’t deserve it.

I do SO appreciate that people value what I share and employ it in their lives to make a real and lasting difference in their happiness, their well being, their relationships, and their families. But I am not responsible for anyone’s miracles but my own.

And still, each and every one of us can bring SO MUCH benefit to another just by sharing their life experience in an authentic and humble way.

Yesterday, I had a couple of conversations with folks who have been SO influenced by the life of Anand Deoskar who passed away last October. He’d been in Masterful Living with us for four years.

Anand had so much growth and transformation over the years and he shared it on his sleeve – he let everyone know, with great humility, his journey of healing and awakening. He experienced real miracles of shifts in his thinking brought on by his willingness to let his opinions go, and his active choice to be loving with himself and others.

Anand was quite transparent about his journey. It was inspiring to all of us who knew him.

In our Masterful Living Community, one of the most precious gifts we share with each other is the gift of letting people REALLY get to know us. We allow ourselves to be seen, and when that happens, we can really be loved.

When we hide in our relationships, then it’s hard for people to really love us because they don’t get to really see us and be with us. When we hold back and behave the way we think people would like us to behave, we’re not able to be fully loved because people don’t get to really experience us.

There’s so much healing when we realize that being authentic doesn’t mean saying everything we think and feel. But it also doesn’t mean hiding things.

We can be authentic and transparent, and it helps us to realize that we are COMPLETELY lovable. Realizing that we are lovable is healing for everyone.

Self-healing is world healing.

The reason we can be so authentic and transparent in Masterful Living is that we’re in a community of like-minded souls who are willing to practice non-judgment. We make it a safe space for anyone to share. And when they do, they are beautiful and inspiring. Their magnificence shows.

Being authentic and transparent 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 Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

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!

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Healing the Cause of Worry

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Look, I’ll be honest with you. I used to feel like a victim.

I was a victim of all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I was a complainer. I complained about all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I made myself miserable with all my complaints. I decided to stop making myself miserable, and I made a commitment to Self-Love.

That commitment required me to realize that my misery was not a result of what was happening in the world, my misery was the result of my thoughts ABOUT what was happening in the world.

My complaints were a symptom of the underlying fear I had.

Fear, worry and anxiety are all caused by stinking thinking.

Worry and anxiety are the direct results of beliefs that CAN be changed.

Fear-based thinking is NOT the result of things happening in the world – and it never will be.

It’s easy to assume that we’re thinking fearful thoughts because of our experiences, but this world just doesn’t work that way.

The mind doesn’t work that way.

First, we have a belief and THEN we have an experience that reflects that belief – and then we interpret the experience to prove our belief is true. But it doesn’t prove our belief is TRUE – it only proves that we are investing in that belief, consciously or unconsciously.

It’s so important to be willing to get this and to apply it throughout our days.

Applying this teaching from A Course in Miracles brings great relief from emotional and mental suffering.

It takes practice.
It takes effort.
It takes willingness.
It takes determination.

What could be more worth the investment than ending your fear, doubt and worry?

I can’t think of anything, can you?

Living a peaceful life is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my year-long Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

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! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Peace

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #34 is “I could see peace instead of this.”

In this lesson, Jesus tells us, “Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises.”

Peace begins with us.

It BEGINS in our minds. Or, it seems to dissipate in our minds. We choose.

I find it so helpful to remember that my natural state is Peace.

If I’m not experiencing Peace, it’s because I’m choosing something else.

When the world seems to be acting crazy, that’s the time for us to hold to our sanity.

Many people are seeking Peace by trying to manipulate the world to be more peaceful. It’s not a method that works.

We seek not to change the world, but to change our minds about the world in order to be a beneficial presence in the world.

The way that Peace is brought forth is to change our minds.

To discipline our mind. This takes real time and attention, and it absolutely requires that we Partner UP with Spirit to bring it into manifestation.

This is what spiritual practice is all about.

If we don’t deepen our practice when war is threatened, then when will we practice?

If we don’t deepen our practice when our lives are falling apart, then when will we practice?

It’s because we don’t practice that Spirit brings us events and situations that squeeze us so hard that we will finally go to Spirit for the Source of all, or we’ll collapse trying.

We are the deciders of what we will choose.
I choose Peace today and every day.
I ain’t going to study war no more.

Always remember: the ends are in the means.

We cannot get to Peace through war.

ACIM tells us, “You recognize you want the goal. Are you not also willing to accept the means?”

To have Peace, be Peace.

We cannot attack, blame and shame those who aren’t peaceful and remain peaceful. We cannot have Peace while we’re attacking.

Let us BE the Peace from now on.
Let us develop the courage and strength to BE peaceful and share the benefits with the world.

Now is our time to be disciplined in our minds so that we can rise and shine and be truly helpful. There is no better time than NOW!

Living a peaceful life 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 Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

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! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Peace on Earth

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Many people wish for peace of mind or a sense of relief. They’re yearning to feel free – free from everything they don’t like and feel imprisoned by.

Freedom is a spiritual quality that’s part of our Divine Essence. It’s already our nature to experience and express Freedom. We have it at the level of mind, and then it becomes our experience. Even a prisoner of war in a foreign jail can find the Freedom in his mind, because that’s where it’s located.

A Course in Miracles teaches us, “When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” T-4.IV.3.

When someone has a problem with obsessive, compulsive behavior or avoidance they’ll often use willpower to make a change. There’s a sense of loss, and lack and the willpower is used to get control of ourselves.

Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification that can be a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, but it doesn’t heal the root cause of the behavior. Willpower only intensifies the deep craving that is the root cause of the problem.

All healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

If Love isn’t part of the plan for healing, there won’t be healing, only a shift in behavior. That’s not enough.

If we don’t feel worthy of miraculous permanent healing, we might settle for will power.

For true spiritual healing, we look to the mind for causation.

There’s a false belief at the root cause of every issue. Most problems are an expression of belief in lack. How can willpower heal a belief in lack? It cannot.

The healing we’re looking for comes from opening to giving and receiving the Love that’s restorative and healing.

We resort to willpower when we feel spiritually weak. Willpower is a function of the personality, and is born of a sense of separation and lack. Willingness is the willingness to choose Love and to follow Spirit’s guidance.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

When we’re craving, needing and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. The real craving is for union with Spirit.

In that moment of craving, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness, that knowing our perfection is missing from our awareness.

Our willingness to Partner UP will heal the illusion of lack.

Only the willingness to see the union of all life brings lasting healing of splitting the mind.

Even a little bit of willingness is instantaneously joining with Spirit, and that’s where our true and lasting healing is – in remembering our union with God and making that our top priority

Let’s make a real change this year. Let’s get out of the prison in our mind and live joy-fully!

Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with us!

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

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The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Strange Times – Energetic Weather

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Strange Times – Energetic Weather

This is going to be one of my energetic weather reports that I do from time to time.  There are times when I notice the energy I’m feeling feels different or unusually intense, and this is one of those times.  I like to report about it, because otherwise most people feel as though it’s just them but it’s actually not.

Yesterday in my Sacred Circle we were sharing our experience of recent days. Most of us have had noticeably felt a sense of depression on January 1 and still lingering yesterday.

I shared in Sacred Circle that on New Year’s Eve, I had spent the night at a gong bath led by my friend Manush. In a gong bath, gongs are played for the purpose of healing and it feels like an immersion in the sound.

As you may recall, I’ve been studying and teaching kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Yogi Bhajan had stated that 10 consecutive 45-minute gong healings would clear most blocks so that the soul could then heal itself, relieving the body of human suffering to deliver us to our hearts.

Here’s a picture of Manush at the event.

I had only slept about 4 hours that night, as we were awakened at 3:45 a.m. to begin prayers, yoga and chanting. I usually don’t feel much affected by less sleep, but I seemed to on Wednesday. I felt really tired. and I had a lot to do that day as I was leading my New Year Reboot class.

I felt great during class, but definitely not up to snuff the rest of the day and it surprised me because I am SO PUMPED about this new year. And I felt low energy again yesterday even though I was well rested. Strange.

When we discussed it in Sacred Circle, it was clear that most of us were feeling the same thing. I take it as a sign that we’re doing intense healing work all around the planet, the entire human race, and healing is what we’re after.

It helps most of us to know that the sense of temporary depression or feeling of “offness” is shared with others and not something we alone are feeling.

Prayer helps.

Pray for everyone.

Never doubt the power of effective affirmative prayer. When we pray, we raise our vibration. Begin with gratitude, which also raises our vibration. Don’t ever just accept what you don’t like. This is what I was talking about in New Year Reboot. We have so much power, let us use it for good.

May you always feel blessed!

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

 

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Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Click now:
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The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

Learning to hold a powerful vision for our life and our relationships is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Breaking the Shame Hangover Habit

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Today’s a big day! I’m launching my 6 Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I’ve seen SO MANY spiritual students struggle with all kinds of self-sabotage, especially self-medication. These are the habits that keep us playing small and feeling despair.

We can eliminate them rather than manage and cope with them.

There are so many forms of self-medication, and there’s one suited to each personality. Each one brings with it a bucket of shame.

I’ve found that when we work on this issue together in the community, a lot of healing comes and we can actually let go of long-entrenched habits that most people spend a lifetime struggling with.

Struggle no more!

One MAJOR form of self-sabotage that is also self-medication is spending a lot of time in fantasy – something I know a lot about. Not only was this an issue for me, but it’s also been an issue for many folks in my classes.

People don’t talk about it so much, so I thought I’d share about the differences between vision and fantasy.

There’s a profound difference between vision and fantasy. I love A Course in Miracles teachings because they are so helpful. One thing they make clear is that the hero in the fantasy is always the body. If, in your fantasy of having a fabulous career, you envision yourself as a body receiving praise, money, adoration, etc. then you can be sure that’s a fantasy.

In my experience, a vision of sharing my gifts and talents is more focused on how I feel and not at all on what it LOOKS like. In the vision of my success, I feel in the flow of Love. I’m sharing. It’s not about me getting. I’m receiving Divine Guidance and Inspiration, and I’m flowing that out into the world through sharing.

Understanding the difference between vision and fantasy is very valuable. One is a valuable tool, and the other is a form of self-medication.

Vision is a very different energy than fantasy.

Fantasy is a drug for the ego. Vision is a beautiful Divine Insight.

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack.

Vision lifts us up into communion with Spirit and a willingness to receive insight and Clarity.

What do you prefer? Expansion or addiction? Fantasy is often an addiction.

If you feel like you’re addicted to fantasy, give it all to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and open your mind to what is truly possible – the very HIGHEST spiritual vision. When you align with that vision, only good came come to you! All things work together for your good.

You’ll be truly amazed at how much better life of vision feels than making more time for fantasy. Give up fantasy and you’ll realize what a drain it’s been!

STARTS TODAY: My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

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Day 1 is TODAY

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge which starts TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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2020: Our Best Year Ever

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Today’s the day, and NOW is the time. The concept of “someday” in the future, is an old paradigm that we can put aside now.

I LOVE this new year, new decade day!

It makes me so happy to feel this global energy of rebooting into the opportunity of this new year.

I’m completely STOKED for this new year, this new decade, and the opportunity we have to turn the page, to wipe the slate, and begin again.

As an A Course in Miracles student, one of the great benefits of this mind-training is that we learn that ALL suffering comes from looking at the present moment through the lens of the past.

I can recall how my mind was obsessed with anticipating experiencing the hurts and pains of the past, in the future. I would go into many situations and conversations, expecting to be disappointed.

Think about this: an expectation is a disappointment waiting to happen.
Well, what about when your expectation is that you will be disappointed?
In my case, the expectations were met, I WAS disappointed, and then I’d have that self-righteous feeling of “I knew it all along. This world cannot be trusted.”

And yet, “this world” was completely showing up for me just as I wished it would.

I was learning the most potent lesson of response-ability. I am responsible for what I see and everything is just as I wish it to be.

I believed that there was something wrong with me and life proved it to me day in and day out.

I gave up that belief and life began proving to me that I am perfect just as I am and I no longer needed any expectations and certainly none about being disappointed. Paradigm shift.

We can actually drop the false beliefs.
We can hand them over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and liberate from the pain of the past.

It does take real effort to give up our attachments to our view of the world and our view of ourselves in this world.

And, it is SO worth it!

Sometimes it feels to me that one of the great blessings we have and don’t take full advantage of is leaving the past behind, for GOOD. For our own good, we can let the past go. We can lay the burden down, but the trick is to NOT PICK IT BACK UP AGAIN.

Sometimes in our classes or on retreats, people begin to feel disoriented in their lives because their beliefs are changing so fast they aren’t sure who they are anymore. When they lean on the Higher Holy Spirit Self, there’s a recalibration that happens and a quantum leap of consciousness happens.

Then there’s no sliding back.
There’s real progress.
There’s true healing.
And we begin again from this new place.

It’s like climbing a staircase of mastery.
The real work happens not in the leap to the next step,
the leap happens when we incorporate our leap into our life.
That’s the path of mastery.

I love this day of starting anew.

I love to take the entire first month of the year to really get clear about my direction for the rest of the year.

It’s so valuable to take the time to relinquish that which no longer serves, to take stock, to consciously choose what our life is going to be out. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and it’s been tremendously helpful to me.

People often remark to me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s not because I’m special or a superwoman, it’s really because I’m clear about my intentions, aspirations, and goals.

I put real energy and effort, time and attention into being clear so that I’m not investing my precious energy into negativity, or into things that don’t support my spiritual goals as well as my life goals.

And I LOVE it! It’s fun for me!

On our own, it can be really challenging to hold a vision for our life. And that’s why I like to gather people together so we can hold the vision for each other and with each other in community.

We rise together.
And it works.
We ARE miraculous!

Power of Love Ministry, the non-profit I founded in 2013, offers many free forms of support, including classes, my ACIM podcast, and daily inspiration, daily prayer and much more. We also have our Masterful Living community which has grown out of my year-long class that I started offering in 2009.

I never imagined I’d offer Masterful Living a second year.

And now we’re starting year 12.

This community is extraordinary.
We are doing the deep forgiveness work of forgiving ourselves for having built a false identity of being not enough, and unlovable.

We’re forgiving ourselves for projecting our belief in unlovability, sin, and punishment onto our precious brothers and sisters.

We’re looking at the most intense patterns of separation and we’re FULLY releasing them and releasing a flow of Love in our lives that spreads out over everyone in our lives and transforms them as well.

We’re changing our mind about the world and watching the world change around us.

We’re incredibly courageous, and here’s why:

Every single one of us, when we began, we believed that we would fail.
Each and every one of us believed we would fail, that we didn’t have what it takes and we couldn’t succeed because we were weak – but we ventured forward anyway.

Today, I have my New Year Reboot class. It’s a foundational class for everyone in Masterful Living 2020 and part of the curriculum, but you can join us if you’re interested in doing this work with us. It’s a chance to get a taste for what we’re doing this year.

In my New Year’s Reboot class TODAY January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping. We can only do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW.

Are you ALL IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us? Your willingness is all that’s required.

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

To me, this new year, this new decade feels like the best ever! I’m excited about it!

I’m excited about the healing we’ll have.

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. My Prayer for Today is for Having the Courage to Let the Past Go. 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!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Healing the Fear to Look Within

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

What is the most wonderful thing you’ve EVER done for yourself? For me, I am clear that the very best thing I’ve ever done for myself is to deepen my spiritual practice to include prayer, and also to release the judgments that used to run and rule my life. (Note: I must confess I still have more judgments to let go of. Onward and upward!)

I’ve been a Spiritual Counselor for nearly 20 years, and one of the things I’ve encountered again and again with spiritual students is a sense of hopelessness.

Yes, you read that right. Hopelessness among spiritual students is a bit of a secret. People don’t like to talk about it, because feeling destitute isn’t very spiritual.

Waking up with a feeling of dread for the day, or for life itself, isn’t very spiritual – or so we think – but it IS quite common.

Also, spiritual students don’t like to talk about their feelings of hopelessness because they feel like a failure.

And then there’s the fear of making it worse by talking about it. (What you think about you bring about. Yikes!)

Burying our feelings isn’t healing and it isn’t helpful

Fortunately, there’s a way of talking about our feelings that’s healing.

I like to call it “Bringing it to the Light.”

When we can talk about the worst of times, the deep fears and self-judgments, the very most devastating experiences with someone who has true compassion, great loving, and understanding, then the festering wound can be exposed to the Light of healing and restoration. The pattern can dissolve.

And, very importantly, we can harvest the learning.

We don’t really learn from books – we learn from our life.
When we have a strong spiritual practice of non-judgment and forgiveness, every day brings beautiful and helpful learning.

I know A LOT about this because I’ve been practicing it for more than 20 years.

This profound healing that can take place through being able to bring to the Light our darkest fears and disappointments is the Power of Love operating in our hearts and minds. It’s the gift we can give to another and it’s the gift we can share.

When we have healing, everyone has healing, because all minds are joined.

All boats rise on this tide of Love and Light.

It’s at this time of year that I’m feeling how many people are avoiding taking stock us that we have a “fear to look within.” We think we’re afraid of what we might see.

But it’s not that. That’s only the appearance.

The real issue is the judgments of what we might see that are so painful and hurtful – and that’s what we’re avoiding.

The thing is, I have yet to meet even one person who doesn’t feel they’re damaged goods in some way. I have yet to meet one person whose life experience doesn’t kick their butt – and HARD.

This is especially true of spiritual students, because we say we’re on a path of awakening but many of us are barely on it. Tiny little drips of progress, and it’s because we’ve decided that it’s too hard, that it’s too big, and we’re too small and too weak to attain to it.

Not true, but still we believe it, so it FEELS true.

This past week, a friend of mine passed away. His name is Laurence Bartlett and he was in class with me for a number of years. He was on a path of awakening and he was quite intent on it.

I remember at the end of his first year in Masterful Living we had our end of the year 1-on-1 check-in and he told me one of the best things he gained from the year in class was that now he felt like he got to keep his “a-ha’s.”

In the past, when he’d have a breakthrough insight it, would dissolve and fade as if it had never happened in the first place. Now, through his deepening practice in Masterful Living, he could hold onto his insights, and that meant a great deal to him.

Laurence is a remarkable person who didn’t lose sight of the goal of awakening. Even though things in his life were sometimes unbearably challenging, like the death of his partner, he kept this eye on the spiritual prize and it brought him so much benefit. I’m quite certain that Laurence has achieved his goal of awakening.

I don’t think he’ll have to incarnate again, unless he’d like to. What a gift to share with all humanity!

We are ALL on a path of awakening, and we can all be more firmly placed on it. The #1 thing for us to do is to give up the idea that it’s not possible for us. If it’s possible for anyone, it’s possible for everyone.

Each year in Masterful Living, people start the year firmly entrenched in the belief that it cannot work for them because they don’t have what it takes. It’s quite wonderful that often times the ones who have the most breakthroughs, shifts, and success are the same ones who were most entrenched in their feelings of lack and limitation. Victory!

Lack and limitation are false constructs that have no power.

Love is the only Power.

This year, let us collectively DECIDE to abandon this false belief of unworthiness and limitation. Let us commit to giving up the blame and guilt. Both beliefs are based on something that’s not true and will never be true.

It’s our job to make this decision to forgo the false.

One year I set my intention for the year to be “unbotherable”. It was challenging, but so worthwhile. In my New Year’s Reboot class on January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

We can do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW. Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping.

We must be vigilant, and we can be.

Have you ever been vigilant about something? Maybe, as a child, you wanted a new bicycle. Maybe you had a particular career in mind. Maybe there was a difficult exam. Maybe you had a personal best you were working towards.

Most of us have had something that we put our whole heart into, that wasn’t driven by ego, and we succeeded beyond what we’d hoped. That’s what I’m talking about.

Each year in Masterful Living, people have AMAZING results because the put their whole heart into it. It doesn’t mean that we don’t fall down. It means that we DO get up again. Falling down is part of the learning. It brings us humility, and we must have the humility to awaken from the ego dream.

Everything is part of the plan. We judge nothing in order to succeed.

Are you ALL-IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us?

You may wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Will you hold a vision of Love and healing for yourself this year?

Will you be that compassionate support to yourself and others, proving that Love is the only true healer?

What a great opportunity lies before us. We are so blessed to be on this adventure together!

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. The Prayer for Today is for Holding A Vision of Love. 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!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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The Greatest Gift

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

This Christmas let’s focus on Christ and take a time out to drop into our loving hearts. There’s a healing that can happen when we’re willing to let go of taking things personally, and the only way we can do that is to be strongly centered in our heart.

For me, it’s about being clear about what matters most.

Being right doesn’t matter.

Being recognized and respected is not so important.

What IS important is to make the most of each opportunity to be loving. Not missing an opportunity to be loving is important.

This Christmas, let’s be truly helpful.

Let’s be on the lookout for the cry for Love coming from those around us.

The cry for Love is anyone’s upset, meltdown or breakdown.

Instead of being annoyed and resentful when adults act like children and start behaving in ways that are immature and unkind, we can open our hearts to them and assist them in coming back to their right mind. If we’re truly willing to be truly helpful, Spirit will guide us to exactly how we can be most helpful.

We can be a truly loving presence and bring more benefits than we can even imagine.

Helping someone recover themselves when they’ve lost their connection to their right mind, to their heart, that’s the greatest gift we can share, isn’t it?

Jesus said, “What you do to the least of them, you do to Me.”

Whoever we might think is the least of us is our brother, just as much as Jesus.

Let’s Love our brothers and sisters today and every day.

Let’s allow Christ to light our minds and show us the way.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

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

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Recognizing the Spiritual Bypass

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Sometimes, as spiritual students, we do a “spiritual bypass.” If we’re experiencing something challenging and we jump right over our feelings to get to the spiritual truth, then we’re doing a “spiritual bypass.”

When our feelings don’t seem very spiritual, there’s a temptation to jump up into our head and intellectualize our experience rather than just have our feelings. That’s when we’re responding from the intellect, engaged by the ego and thinking of what’s right and wrong, looking to fix things. It’s not helpful. And our feelings can help us recognize what we’re doing so we can make a higher choice.

I’ve had to learn how to respond with compassion rather than the judgment that is the undercurrent of seeing someone as needing fixing, needing help. I’ve had to learn how to respond with my heart rather than the intellect. My emotions of upset help me to recognize that I’m not in alignment and I can make a higher choice – and that’s actually being more loving with myself – and that’s going to bring forth healing.

Recognizing my feelings brings healing.

It takes a great willingness to be present and to be vulnerable in order to respond with the heart rather than the intellect. And all it requires is our willingness to let Spirit lead us.

It’s enough to just be willing to be willing.

A little willingness is enough.

Have you ever felt that someone came to you with their suffering and you went right into fixing them and right into the intellect? I have. I have experienced it being done to me and I have done it to others, and both feel painful.

When we don’t have compassion for our own suffering then we treat others the way we treat ourselves – seeing them as having a problem that needs to be fixed. Then they usually respond with feeling hurt and offended.

In this way, we get to see how we’re treating ourselves and why we’re so unhappy. We can witness how it feels to be treated as though we have a problem and are defective by observing how others feel when we talk to them from our intellect to their intellect, rather than heart to heart.

Have you ever berated yourself when you’re having a difficult time and feel afraid? I have.

Isn’t it crazy that we would ever think for one second that chastising ourselves would somehow be a worthwhile choice?

Have you ever “should” all over someone because of your own insecurities? I HAVE!

And I’ve done it to myself! Most of us have tried to manipulate ourselves with the “shoulds”.

As I said, I had to LEARN how to respond with Love and compassion.

It’s worth learning.
It wasn’t easy for me.
It’s worth learning.

If you can relate, be willing to pay attention next time someone comes to you for comfort and notice if you go to the heart or the intellect.

Do you try to fix them or solve their problems?

If you chose “fix them” then you can recognize that you’re actually affirming they have a problem. This is why they might reject that judgment and, in the process, it may seem like they’re rejecting you.

This has been HUGE learning for me and I’m so grateful I can share it.

Our feelings help us to recognize what’s really going on. Live and learn! Learn to Live!

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough, then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Infinite Compassion

Monday, December 16th, 2019

When I feel blasted by storms of emotions and drama, whether it’s of my own making or someone else’s, my spiritual practice of nonjudgment and nonviolence is my rock. It’s a haven of Infinite Patience and Love inside my own mind. It’s the practice that brings me back to Peace so quickly. I’m so grateful for that!

So often, I see folks do things that make no sense except that people are suffering and they’ve lost perspective. People are deliberately unkind; they’re selfish and hurtful. People respond without thinking and are rude. People are discouraging when they could be encouraging. My practice of nonviolence forces me to look at my motivations and intentions, and to consistently choose the most loving intention regardless of where my emotions are.

Nonviolence is a practice of Infinite Compassion.

It is the daily practice of walking in God’s Shoes. Just as that farm girl from Kansas put on the ruby slippers and remembered her personal power that could take her back home, my personal practice of nonviolence takes me back home to the spiritual truth of all life: I am One with all that is.

If I hate the one who hates, I’ve lost my power. I’m wearing their shoes and they can never fit. If I am rude to the one who is rude, I am living someone else’s pain.

If I have no compassion for the one who has no compassion, I am spending my precious energy magnifying someone else’s hurt.

Every moment I choose whose shoes I’ll stand-in. Every moment I can choose anew and change the course of my life. When I make the highest choice I can reach for at the moment, I lift the world.

 

Mother Teresa taught us, “People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway … Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you’ve got anyway.

When I look at Mother Teresa’s life and the lives of Buddha, Jesus, St. Francis, Gandhi, King, and Thich Nhat Hanh, I see the power in their moment- to-moment practice of choosing Love in much more difficult circumstances than I’ve ever faced. I choose to carry close to me this awareness of those who went before me. This is my ruby slipper practice. In every moment, I remember my intention to Love and I am that. How grateful I am that no matter where I am, no matter what is happening in and around me, I can have a ruby slipper moment and come home to my heart.

Today I walk in God’s Shoes. I see with God’s Eyes. I stand in the loving intention of those teachers who went before me and I AM grateful for their example.

Infinite Compassion is the practice that takes me home to Peace.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Spiritualization of the Ego

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Greetings to you from Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve really been enjoying my time in the desert and time with my Prayer Partners for the last 22 years. It’s such a blessing when we can get together to have fun, to pray, and to share deeply and authentically – not to mention to play board games, have great food, go for hikes and enjoy the sunset.

It’s nice to have a break and some fun, because the last 7 days have been a DOOZY for many people. Old ugly patterns of thinking and feeling have been coming up into our awareness so that we could choose our healing. For many people, it was about feeling extreme self-criticism. We were talking about this in Masterful Living this week. Many felt that negative thought patterns of anxiety and self-criticism were coming up to the surface in a way that felt overwhelming. Almost like a pimple getting ready to pop.

And then came the full moon in the middle of the week, and that really turned up the inner emotional pressure on things. Did you feel it?

The energy of any full moon is one of releasing that which is no longer helpful and harvesting the learning from our experience. This week sure offered us that opportunity.

That night it took me hours to go to sleep. Fortunately, I’ve learned to take that time to pray and simply be at Peace with not sleeping.

I’ve learned that the main thing for me to focus on is blessing my brothers and sisters, knowing the truth about them, and then secondarily, to be grateful for my life and grateful that I can effectively pray – that I have an effective spiritual practice, and so I don’t have to feel worried or afraid and it doesn’t matter whether I sleep or not.

Prayer is restorative even when I’m praying for others.

Why?

Because when I know the truth for anyone, I know the truth for everyone, and that includes me because there is only one. There is only everyone. If I pray for one person, all are included because we’re one, united and inseparable. My prayer for my Self is a prayer for you and vice versa.

Isn’t that beautiful?

I enjoy praying, and I have so many people to pray for, that being in prayer is a sweet way to invest the time when sleep doesn’t come. Although I wasn’t sleeping, I was prayerfully resting which is SO restorative and I woke up feeling refreshed, even though I had much less sleep.

Holiday times can be painfully stressful. During these pressured days, old unhealed emotional and mental patterns come up for healing almost daily. And don’t we know it!! We can have healing if we choose it.

When we partner UP with our Higher Holy Spirit Self and strengthen our spiritual practice we’ll have healing.

When we complain, we’ll feel the pain.

This is true for all of us.

Why sabotage ourselves by self-inflicting pain when we have so much to gain?

Let us turn every painful moment into a transformational healing experience by choosing to deepen our practice of choosing Love and Partnering UP.

An effective spiritual practice has transformed my life. I invested a lot of energy chasing spiritual information and stuffing my intellect with it – that has not helped me at all, not one little bit of it.

Instead, I distracted my self by pursuing spiritual information rather than spiritual insight. I distracted myself by training to be more perfect instead of recognizing my inherent perfection.

I’m so glad I finally came to my senses and focused on cultivating a spiritual practice that would help me to liberate from the intellect and free my mind from distractions.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The “F” is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

When there are healing opportunities available to us and we don’t choose them, and instead repeat the past, we begin to feel discouraged and downtrodden but we may not know why.

When our Spirit is working so intently to support us in having the breakthroughs we desire, and we choose to ignore them or let them pass us by, it eats away at our self-esteem. Even if we don’t even consciously know it. And that causes more issues.

So, let’s choose healing and not delay another day.

Let’s stop spiritualizing the ego.

Extending Love is healing.

Reading books is not healing.

Not that reading books is bad – not at all – but it’s not enough.

Forgiveness is healing.

Choosing Love is healing.

Choosing patience, kindness, generosity of heart, and willingness is healing.

A Course in Miracles is crystal clear about how we bring on our healing breakthrough to live a happy and harmonious life. Still, many people study ACIM and other spiritual teachings without actually applying the teachings and so they don’t receive the healing benefits.

Information isn’t healing.

Spiritual practice is healing.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.
Let’s all make the most of the holiday healing that is available to us and grab all the healing we can! Enough with hell! Let’s choose Heaven today!

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 Spiritual Transformation. 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 am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to take the next healing step upon it!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

I’m loving the sunset views of Camelback Mountain!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Finding A Better Way

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

I used to be SO very stubborn. Good heavens! It was so bad you could say that stubbornness was my “brand!”

Now, one of the things I’m most grateful for is my willingness to change my mind and to change course. It used to be that I would often “stick to my guns” in ways that I would back myself into a corner and feel trapped. I’d do it to myself and then I’d be angry with myself. But since I couldn’t handle any more self-judgment, I’d project that anger out onto others and attack them instead. It was a really vicious cycle in my mind. I’m so glad to be out of it.

Thank you, Spirit for my healing!

There were times when I caused my self so much pain and suffering, and those around me, too, that I couldn’t help but conclude something was wrong with me. Now I’m so grateful that I can (most of the time) easily come forward and ask for what I’d like, what I prefer, and what I don’t like and don’t want in my life. I can really be grateful to not placing myself into a corner anymore. What a relief that I don’t have to have any guns to stick to! Phew!

I am so grateful for my life! I am so grateful that I agreed to follow my guidance! All that I’ve learned I can now share with others to help them out of their tight corners and self-made prisons. That’s a beautiful thing.

I’ve been offering my yearlong Masterful Living Course since 2009 and I’ve learned so much since then. My life has really taught me HOW to recognize my guidance, how to listen to it and how to follow it. And most of all, how to trust it. It’s not all been fun, but it’s all been worthwhile and that’s the main thing.

I’m at the point of the year that I get to talk with the beautiful folks in Masterful Living as we do our end of the year 1-on-1 check in’s, and while not everyone has extraordinary results, many have made real and profound changes because of strengthening their spiritual practice. They’re focusing more on what they’d like than what they don’t like.

They can clearly see that they’re experiencing a much higher quality of life and relationships now. They feel better about themselves. They’re more willing to actually make changes and less interested in repeating the same things from the past. There’s at least some light at the end of the tunnel, instead of just a dark tunnel.

That’s worth so much to me. I used to wonder how I’d ever be able to really help anyone when my life was so challenging and difficult for me. I knew there was a better way, but I didn’t know how to find it. I knew what worked for other people, but those things didn’t work for me. It was special. It was an especially hopeless case. I really believed that.

The thing that began to change everything for me was my willingness to stop believing that ANYONE was hopeless. I became willing to see myself as not separate from others and I began to realize it was my spiritual responsibility to see the perfection in the people in my life, including everyone, excluding no one.

I never imagined I could succeed, but I decided I’d rather give it my best than not even try.

So, now I am so very grateful that I had even a little bit of willingness to believe that there must be a better way!

I’d rather go the better way than the bitter way any day!

There’s a better way for all of us and Spirit is always there to help us find it if we’re willing to look.

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? Book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Finding the Light in the Darkest Days

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

In the northern hemisphere, we’re speeding to the very darkest day of the year – just a couple of weeks away now. I’m always SO glad when we get past that milestone, as I’ve become such a fan of the light.

Sometimes the darkness is outside, but sometimes it’s inside.

I’ve been very blessed in my life to work with many people who have had challenges with depression and who’ve been labeled depressive. These glorious people have taught me so much about the misperceptions around depression and fear-based thinking.

A Course in Miracles tells us:
When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise. T-4.IV.3.

I find this teaching SO very helpful. I’ve seen many folks in Masterful Living heal chronic depression. People who have been depressed for more than a decade have completely transformed their experience of life through living these teachings.

I’m not saying it’s easy. It might be for some, but it’s usually easier than we think.

Darkness is NOT our natural state. It is actually the result of covering up the Light that is within us.

When we deem another as not having Light within, or when we focus on the surface where their unkind deeds are showing, we are in denial of their Light and we’ll have trouble seeing our own.

There is a way out of the darkness and it is the way OF Love.

Love is our healer. It always has been and always will be.

Depression is a learning experience.
It teaches humility.
And compassion.
It leads us back to the Light.

Each loving choice we make builds on the one before it, and it transforms our lives and our experience. The Light is within us. Let us not deny it in ourselves or in our brothers and sisters.

Have you cured your depression with spiritual practice? Please share in the comments below!

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? Book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Releasing Resistance is Undoing Unworthiness

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

I used to have a MAJOR issue with feeling resistant and reluctant to move forward and make the highest and best choices for my life. So often I could be like the person who would start eating right or exercising “tomorrow.” For years I prayed to put an end to the resistance and the reluctance.

I was very aware of the resistance.
I knew the only thing there was to resist was Love.
The one thing we all don’t have too much of is Love, and yet Love is the very thing we resist the most.

Now I can see that I was resisting giving up my sense of unworthiness.

I had built a large part of my identity around not being good enough, and so if I let all that Love flow in my life I’d have to give up this carefully crafted identity of being unworthy. I didn’t want to relinquish the thing I had worked so hard to make, even though it was causing me misery.

It’s the ultimate kind of crazy that we cling to the very thing that hurts and upsets us most.

And yet, we do it in SO MANY ways – very creative ways, too.

We cling to jobs we don’t really like.
We cling to people who don’t really love us, who mistreat us and disrespect us.
We cling to ideas about ourselves that really keep us playing small while living in lack and limitation.

I felt SO FRUSTRATED by my experience of my unwillingness and resistance.

I judged myself for it, and that only made it worse.

I’ve worked with counseling clients who would argue for their limitations. When I tried to help them see there were no limitations, they would tell me I didn’t understand. They needed to be right about how wrong things were. I get it! I HAVE FELT THAT WAY TOO!

They’d defend their right to play small, EVEN THOUGH it was the very thing they came to me to help them with.

We’ve all been that crazy in some areas of our lives.

I have found the most productive path of change is to work on the core issues.

Heal the root to get new fruit. That’s my approach.

For most people, there are more ways that we perpetuate unworthiness than ways we undo it in our day-to-day living.

That’s why I like to look at things from a very practical perspective.

What can I do today to make a difference NOW?How can that contribute to inspiring me to do better in the next “now” moment?

I like to look at our choices like a spiritual budget. As with a financial budget, we have income and spending and it’s the same for our spiritual life.

When we’re depressed or unhappy, it’s like deficit spending. Income is from Spirit. The inflow of Love and inspiration is the income that uplifts us.Expenses are ego patterns and beliefs that deplete us.In order to get back in the black and start to experience the flow of Love and Prosperity, we need to stop deficit spending ASAP. Here’s how – and I know it’s obvious:

Start increasing the energy of Spirit’s Love flowing into your heart and mind.Decrease the negativity, the judgment, the blame and shame.

Do both immediately. Focus on doing some of both as quick as you can, and you’ll see a turnaround happen right away.

People don’t bother to do this because they feel unworthy.

The deep belief in unworthiness prevents people from opening to receive the Love that is already ours to receive.

We don’t feel comfortable receiving it.We take ourselves out of the way of Love.We isolate and engage in self-medication to lower our vibration so we’re no longer a vibrational match for Peace, Love, and Joy.

Isn’t it wonderful to know that we really can turn things around VERY quickly with our willingness?

I’m so grateful I found a way out of the patterns of resistance and reluctance. For me, it was a path of learning to trust. Being able to practice trust brought me faith and faith changed everything for me.

Learning to live in faith, Love, and trust taught me so much. And it led me to feel worthy. There’s so much healing that’s possible for us when we’re truly willing to PRACTICE these teachings of Love!

I believe we must commit to undoing the beliefs we have in unworthiness. We’ve trained ourselves to reinforce it and we CAN let it go – and when we do it will help ALL BEINGS to liberate. We must have the courage to choose liberation today. Now is the holy instant of our liberation.

Together we’ll undo all patterns of resistance, reluctance endplaying small.

If you feel inspired to join me we’ll do it together! My Undoing Unworthiness class is this week, and the Masterful Living Course 2020 starts with a bonus class in 30 days on January 1st. It’s one of my favorite classes all year!

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!

31 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.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class THIS WEEK: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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The Treasure is in Our Heart

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

This world is one where truth seems like a lie and a lie seems like the truth. Example: We, who are perfect, believe that we’re less than perfect.

Or how about this: We who are One with our Creator and can bring forth magnificence into existence, believe that we’re lacking.

Pause for a moment and consider this: are you looking for something, ANYTHING, in the world to make you feel better?

Do you believe that if things in the world were different that you’d feel better about yourself?

If so, you’re like most people – and the good news is you can shift that and actually feel better about your life! How crazy is it that eliminating looking for things in the world to improve our lives can actually improve our life? Crazy!

The Kingdom of Heaven is within each one of us. If we’re looking to find it somewhere outside of our own heart, then we will never, ever even catch a glimpse. Many people are still seeking outside of themselves, thinking that what they deeply want, need, and desire is somewhere in the world. They believe if they look long and hard enough, they might find it. They believe that if they work hard enough, they will be able to manifest it or attract it. They believe that if they’re lucky, someone will give it to them.

All of that seeking is an illusion.

The Kingdom is within us, and to look elsewhere is to go on a fool’s errand. Deep down, we all know this. That’s why so many despair. They are afraid to look within. And yet, that’s where Heaven can be found.

That’s where our treasure truly is.

Why would someone be afraid to look for the Kingdom in the one and only place it can be found? Well, if we’re thinking of ourselves as not good enough, if we’re thinking that inside of us is something ugly and unworthy, if we feel we’re filled to the brim with guilt, blame, and shame – then we probably won’t feel excited about looking within.

Instead, we’ll fear what we might find. Better not to look within and simply continue to seek in vain. Many believe the suffering of NOT finding is less than the suffering of discovering just how ugly your own heart is and don’t even know it. This is the thought that keeps so many from discovering the amazing riches of the Kingdom.

“Remember that where your heart is, there is your treasure also.” A Course in Miracles

The Truth: Amazing riches are ours already – the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is pre-installed!

Let’s look within so we can find the treasure where it actually is!

31 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.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Quickening Your Awakening

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Yesterday I had two people ask me about self-sabotage. This is a topic I know A LOT about. I’ve engaged in SO MUCH self-sabotage in my life and it taught me a lot.

One thing I’ve learned is that everyone engages in self-sabotage. It’s part of life. Some people REALLY judge themselves for it, and that becomes yet another layer of self-sabotage. In a sense, it’s like adding insult to injury. Ugh.

Self-sabotage is for the purpose of slowing down our spiritual growth.
It’s very effective.
AND it’s completely reversible as well as stoppable.

In order to eliminate self-sabotage, we can focus on Self-Love and release and replace.

We release the habits of sabotaging ourselves by focusing on having an effective spiritual practice and employing it each day.

An effective spiritual practice is one that eliminates the root causes of negative and self-destructive behavior.

An effective spiritual practice eliminates the root causes of self-hatred and self-sabotage.

I am grateful that we can make changes that are profoundly healing and nourishing. I am grateful we can change our minds.

I used to stay up late watching television and falling asleep in front of the television.

That was a form of self-sabotage, because then the next day I’d regret it and I’d beat myself up for the choice I’d made the night before.

The first step toward healing was to stop beating myself up. Once I stopped that, then it was easy to eliminate the staying up late doing something that really didn’t mean anything to me.

AND I began to feel a true and consistent quickening in my awakening!

That’s how I learned that self-sabotage is for the purpose of slowing down our awakening.

What is something that you can see as being in the neighborhood of self-sabotage, and what is something you could replace it with that you’d actually enjoy? Let’s inspire each other today!

35 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.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Rising Above Thanksgiving Failure

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

This week, it’s Thanksgiving week in the United States. It’s our biggest family holiday, and Wednesday is the biggest travel day of the entire year. Many businesses work a half-day on Wednesday, and many have Thursday off, hence the reason for Black Friday. People have the day off to do their holiday shopping, so there are big sales. And for many stores, this is the weekend that takes them out of the red and into the black of profit.

This year, Thanksgiving is on my birthday and I am really looking forward to cooking a turkey with all the fixings. Friends keep asking me what I’m doing to celebrate my birthday, and that’s what I’m doing – having Thanksgiving dinner with my loved ones. I can’t wait! I’m in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m staying in an Airbnb townhouse where I have nearby friends. I also have friends coming from out of town to celebrate and stay with me. I’m really looking forward to it.

I haven’t always looked forward to my birthday or to Thanksgiving. I’ve ruined MANY a family holiday because I got triggered and got so angry that I just destroyed any possibility of a good time. I’ve even done it when everyone came to my house and I cooked the meal.

I’ve had my best friends in the whole world not wish me a happy birthday and completely forget it was my birthday.

I’ve organized things to celebrate my birthday with friends and with family on different occasions and everyone bailed on me.

And I’ve learned to get over it all.
I’ve learned not to take it personally, even when it felt SO personal.

I’ve even had my family eat my birthday cake without me. When I was just in the next room, they didn’t bother to call me to join them as they ate my birthday cake. Yes, it’s true.

Because I used to get so triggered, so intensely and so frequently, I came to believe there was no hope for me to have good relationships. It seemed perfectly impossible to me. I felt utterly hopeless.

Because of prayer, I learned that I wasn’t helpless. Prayer works.
I learned to do what I now call PARTNERING UP.
I learned to pray, effectively and with great sincerity, and prayers work.

Prayers REALLY work, but you do have to pray effectively and then be willing to accept the answer prayer.

For example, when my precious mom was so sick and in the last years of her life, I prayed to release all blocks to Love between us so that we could be completely in the flow of Love before she left this world. I was so intent on it.

Spirit gave me the opportunity to go to Maine to visit my parents many times in the last years of my mom’s life and to spend more time with her.

On one visit, it was planned that I would go for two weeks to take my mom to her radiation treatments. The drive alone was a three-hour round trip from the island where my parents lived and the hospital. It took more than four hours to do the whole trip, and it was winter time, so we often took longer because of snow and ice.

My mother had about a month of treatments, so I took the middle two weeks to spare my father having to do all the driving.

It was a grey, wintery, bleak time, but I found stand up comedy and audio books and things that I thought my mom and I could enjoy together and listen to.

During those two weeks, I had made a commitment to myself that I wasn’t going to judge my mother for anything no matter what. I was going to completely Love and accept her. This was my big opportunity to have healing.

There were times when I’d have to go into the bedroom, shut the door, and get down on my knees to pray to release all judgments.

This is when I learned that Higher Holy Spirit Self really would take the thoughts out of my mind, if I was sincerely wishing to let them go. I had so much mental healing in that time.

I prayed and prayed and prayed to give up the need to be right. I prayed to release every trigger and every unhealed resentment and regret.

I didn’t realize it then, but now I know that I punished my ,om for tolerating a lot of my anger and upset. I felt so guilty for being mean to her and saying mean things.

That guilt turned into fear and frustration that I couldn’t find a way out. If she had pushed back and been able to help me with it more, that would have been great – but that was not my path of learning.

I felt unworthy of ALL Love because of the choices I’d made.

Unworthiness is a core issue for us all.

For many of us, a deep sense of unworthiness is running our life and ruining our life.
(And that’s why I’m doing a 3-part series on it next month!)

I now see that everything I’ve learned is what I get to share in my classes. Now I’m turning that pain into healing, because I support others with it step-by-step because I had to learn to rely on Spirit to show me. I had to really focus and pay attention and learn the way out.

I had to give up all blame in order to get out of my pain.

I had to rely up on Spirit and find my way into my loving heart.

I couldn’t do it alone.
Love is the only healer and the only way out.

Failing in my relationships felt so painful to me.
Success seemed so elusive.
I couldn’t bear the pain of failure anymore.

I had to believe that Spirit would lead me.
I had to learn to trust in God rather than my own opinions and perceptions.
I had to. I just couldn’t take it anymore.

In that two weeks of radiation treatments, I focused on total acceptance and Love of my mother.

I put everything I had into releasing the judgments and seeing with God’s Eyes.

I practiced being the one who went first with Love,and I prayed and prayed and prayed.

At the end of the visit, when I was leaving to go back home to Los Angeles, my mother said “This was the nicest visit we ever had.”

We spent 2 weeks of driving half the day back and forth to radiation treatments in the gray, cold winter snow and mess, and it was the nicest visit we ever had. Why? Because I focused on eliminating the blocks to Love and just loved without attachment.

VICTORY IS MINE!
I put Spirit in charge and Spirit DID IT.

From that point on, I knew that Spirit COULD NOT fail.

Thinking about it brings tears to my eyes, because I still have a little bit of sadness for all of the opportunities to be loving that I missed.

But I don’t look back except to continue to harvest the Wisdom and move forward with more Love and more Love and more Love.

We can all be the fulcrum point of healing in our family.

We can all rely upon the Spirit for our healing.

We can all practice non-judgment.

It requires no longer giving Love and acceptance in order to get anything back. We must give without attachment.

No need for recognition or appreciation.
We give Love because it’s our divine opportunity to be our true self and be truly helpful.

It all gets so much easier to practice when we forgive ourselves for our debts and our trespasses.

I had to forgive myself for all the things I felt guilty about so I was no longer feeling horrible about myself. Self-forgiveness is the only way.

And that’s why I offer my forgiveness classes and you can sign up right now to get my Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays! class right now. It’s my gift to you. Please consider accepting my offer. This is a powerful and helpful class that is full of tips and tools you can use right now to improve your relationships in your family, with friends, and at work.

Spirit cannot fail.

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. Thank you for praying 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 any one of us has more happiness, we’re all lifted! All boats rise on this tide of Love.

I’m SUPER grateful for the ABSOLUTE healing power of TRUE forgiveness. Especially in all of my relationships. 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!

37 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.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

TODAY FREE FORGIVENESS WORKSHOP:

If you’d like more support for having a miraculous breakthrough with forgiveness, please join me! Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships. When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you. They’re SO simple, and yet they have a profound effect.

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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