Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

We’re Healing the Pain

May 18, 2022 | COMMENTS
It’s hard to imagine that we have the ability to heal all of our own pain and suffering.  In fact, we have to ask ourselves why we wouldn’t wish to heal all the pain, but many people don’t actually wish... Read More

Commitment to Being Loving

April 19, 2022 | COMMENTS
It's not easy to really keep your mind focused on being loving.  At least it wasn’t for me when I first made the commitment.   In fact, at first, it was the most challenging thing I ever did.  I'm not 100%,... Read More

Healing the Mind About the Past

April 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
When I bring my attention fully into the present, into the now, then I can see that each and every moment contains a choice. The choice is always between love and something unloving from the past come back to be healed.... Read More

Where Does Your Mind Go?

March 22, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday, Bodhi and I had 3 examples of situations that were challenging and I had a chance to see where my mind went with them. #1  I found a tick on Bodhi.  First of the season.  I found it early... Read More

Interrupting The Victim Pattern

March 21, 2022 | COMMENTS
Isn’t it crazy that we can be so drawn to seeing ourselves as a victim?   Many of us have a repetitive cycle of being a victim in some way - I sure did! Do you ever have fantasies of... Read More

Bless the Bully

March 18, 2022 | COMMENTS
Have you ever been bullied? I have.  Have you ever been the bully? I have.  I’ve been on both sides of the experience and what I’ve learned is that the one who acts like a bully is really offering a... Read More

Immune Boosting Spiritual Practice

March 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
How about some ways to boost our immune system with ease and grace? I remember years ago having Marci Shimoff tell me in a Living A Course in Miracles class that HeartMath had done research about boosting your immune system with some... Read More

Ripple Of Hope

March 7, 2022 | COMMENTS
Is your life dedicated to something?   My life changed greatly when I decided to dedicate myself to my awakening and the support of others who were also interested in spiritual liberation.   Since that decision, I have felt a strong... Read More

I couldn’t see it

March 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things that I’ve been thinking about for the past week is the patterns in the mind of punishment. It’s quite intense right now with various political situations around the world, and especially with people’s feelings about the... Read More

3 Steps for Success

March 5, 2022 | COMMENTS
Do you prefer information or insight? One thing I know about the ego is it’s always seeking to collect more information.  Many spiritual students, myself included, can get hung up on collecting information.  I’ve allowed myself to be so distracted... Read More

Forgiveness and Salvation

March 1, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things I love about A Course in Miracles is it’s clarity and simplicity.  It says the same things over and over again, a thousand different ways in order to help us hear it just once.  That’s a beautiful testimony... Read More

The Lover Always Feels Beloved

February 28, 2022 | COMMENTS
I’m so impressed by the protestors in Russia who have taken to the streets to let it be known that they are not for this invasion of Ukraine. I also admire the music and sports celebrities who are speaking out... Read More

God bless Putin?

February 27, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday, I heard someone say that if Putin would just have a heart attack and die, that would be the end to this invasion in Ukraine.  I get it.  It’s tempting to think that.  And, perhaps it would be true.... Read More

Peace IS The Way

February 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
Thich Nhat Hanh taught us that “there is no way to Peace, Peace IS the way.” Peace is God’s way. Peace is the way of the spiritual student.  We all know this to be true, and yet, sometimes, we’re not... Read More

Origins of Upset

February 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to get upset so often and so easily.  I had a very strong habit, almost an addiction, to taking offense.  Being offended gave me a sense of power.  And that’s how I learned that taking offense, criticizing and... Read More

Working for God, Inc.

February 21, 2022 | COMMENTS
I have a passion for spiritual teachings that are true.  My friends all know this about me.  I’ve “outed" myself as a God geek so completely. Back in the day I really did call up my friends and ask if... Read More

Direct route to happiness?

February 20, 2022 | COMMENTS
When my mother was in the last months of her life.  I was able to be a full-time caregiver alongside my father.  It was challenging, but because my mother and I had cleared away all the blocks to Love between... Read More

My Beloved

February 14, 2022 | COMMENTS
This Valentine's Day, how about deciding to BE the Love of your life? Many years ago, during the month of February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I sat for hours in contemplative meditation about Love. It came to me so... Read More

I hated myself for doing that

February 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
The time is SO ripe for a breakthrough!  Can you feel it too? Often, right before the very biggest breakthroughs it seems really dark and hopeless.  The temptation to give up can be so strong.  It’s then that we can... Read More

Pain as a Motivation

February 12, 2022 | COMMENTS
Having a strong spiritual practice to lean into when there’s an emergency makes a difference beyond anything we can comprehend.  When the tough stuff of life happens, being able to NOT take it personally, and NOT get triggered into victim... Read More

Recognizing Resistance

February 9, 2022 | COMMENTS
We all have resistance to our awakening.  We all have some attachments that keep us tethered to feeling separate.  And we’re all healing as best we can, based on our current level of willingness. There’s only one thing to resist,... Read More

Meditation For Anxiety Relief & MUCH More!

February 8, 2022 | COMMENTS
In 2020, I invited everyone who gets this daily shot of Spiritual Espresso to join me in a 40-Day Meditation Challenge! We had more than 1,000 people join us and the response has been tremendous.  Many of us are continuing... Read More

3 little words changed everything

February 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things that has come clear to me in my work training teachers and spiritual counselors is that if we’d like to stop playing small and be truly helpful in this world, living the Love, walking the talk... Read More

The Key 2 Having More Time

February 5, 2022 | COMMENTS
As we all know, when it comes to decisions, there are the ones 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. When... Read More

The “smarty pants” Effect

February 4, 2022 | COMMENTS
In Part 1 of this series, I shared that on our path of awakening, the ego can send us on lengthy and exhausting detours to collect spiritual information. We find ourselves believing that spiritual information will somehow precipitate our awakening,... Read More