Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

Love Investment

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What an amazing time we live in.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When Healers Play Small

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Over the years, I’ve met a great many talented people who have exceptional talent in their chosen profession, and yet they still play small. Often they’re seeking outside themselves for a solution, while the solution cannot be found there.

The healing answer cannot be found outside because the cause of the issue is not outside. To find the answer, folks must learn to look within, and that’s the last place many people would like to look. This is a topic I know a lot about.

Playing small can be incredibly painful. And that’s why I talk about it so often.

People have told me that others don’t wish to hear about things like playing small. They’d like to hear about how to play big instead. I get it. And, I think it’s helpful to really look at the ways we’re playing small and getting tripped up.

We can take all the seminars we’d like on how to play big, but when our belief system doesn’t change, neither will the playing small.

I’m for healing the limiting beliefs so that we can actually let go of the past and live the life we’re designed to live.

If this topic interests you – check out my radio show this week!

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

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Transforming Pain to Power

Monday, June 17th, 2019

A crucible is a container that’s used to heat metals and other materials that require a very high temperature in order to melt. Sometimes that’s what our life seems to be: a container for us to melt within.

I notice that many people, if not all of us, on this spiritual path go through a crucible experience. It really does seem as if no one is exempt from this crucible experience.

It also seems that it’s a great purification, if we choose that. If we don’t choose it, the crucible seems to come back for further opportunity to purify.

You may know Arthur Miller’s brilliant play The Crucible, (probably one of the best plays ever written by anyone anywhere) set in the time of the Salem witch hunts, is an allegory for what was happening with McCarthyism, the blacklists and the communist “witch hunt” of the 1950s.

Miller’s play is brilliant on every level and demonstrates what it’s like to be in the midst of a roiling boil of judgement, opinion, condemnation, fear, guilt, shame, blame and emotional overwhelm. A 1996 movie version starts Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder and Joan Allen – it’s worth watching, especially if you’ve never seen the play on stage.

As a Spiritual Counselor and teacher since 2000, in my observation of people, pretty much everyone goes through at least one major crucible experience where it feels like you’re being attacked from all sides. It seems like a punishment, but it’s actually come to help us.

We can take this experience as a nightmare that we’re trying to escape from or fix, but there’s another way to look at this hellish crucible in our lives that actually turns it into a golden, liberating experience for your heart and mind. It is a profound spiritual alchemy opportunity. It’s a path of liberation. And, it is for those who are more interested in living a life of Love than in looking good or being right.

To be able to rise above the experience of purification, we have to realize that the challenge is for the purpose of training our mind to focus on what we’d like, rather than what we don’t like. It’s a true challenge.

When we can stay focused in faith on what we’d like, then our life really does profoundly change, and forgiveness is the key to making this shift.

If you feel like you’re in a crucible, I invite you to practice gratitude for the purification and relax into willingness to let what doesn’t serve you go. It’s challenging, but when we can do this, the crucible may not need to be repeated! What a blessing that is.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Living As Light

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Yesterday, on my Radio Show, I was sharing about my journey from darkness to Light. I used to feel that life had a lot of darkness in it. The darkness can be so convincing! I really believed the darkness was real.

Now I can see more clearly. The darkness I thought I saw was the shadow cast by my own projections of “not enough” and “less than.”

I had so much negative thinking that most of my thinking was negative. I was so critical and judgmental – a habit I’m still actively healing every day, but now the appearances of shadows are the exception, not the rule.

Every day I can see how opinions cast a shadow and block the Light of my Being, which is always shining. Like the sun behind the clouds, our Light is ever-present and always available if we have the eyes to see it.

Cultivating the eyes to see the Light in every moment is my daily practice and it’s so worthwhile. It’s never a waste of time or energy.

Only the Light is real. Only the Light is meaningful.

A Course in Miracles tells us that we see a meaningless world, and that’s because the shadows have no meaning. They are only the evidence that the Light is there shining if we’re willing to see it.

Together we pray to be more willing to see the Light within and the Light in others, and recognize it as the One Light of all! Together we are healed and released from the belief in darkness!

Light Workers around the world are being called to step up and do what they’re designed to do – share the Light! It’s a beautiful calling, and we are ALL invited to answer it.

All are worthy. We don’t have to earn our calling. It’s freely given because it truly IS our real identity.

We are the Light! Now and forever.
We can share that Light or we can hide it.
That’s our free will choice.

Eventually, we’ll all shine the Light of Love and I rejoice to know that our lives contribute to the end of a belief in darkness. Yes!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Healers & Healing

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

When we’re living in accordance with spiritual principle, then we become a healing presence in this world. I’ve learned that, for sure.

Back in the 60s, Eldridge Cleaver said “You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem.” I’ve learned to apply that to myself and my thinking, and it’s been helpful.

If my thoughts are not part of my healing, then they are contributing to my unhappiness, and that’s my “problem.”

Contributing to my own unhappiness is no longer acceptable to me anymore.

A Course in Miracles tells me that I have no problems. It says, “All your problems have been solved.” If I walk around this world thinking I have problems, then I will experience them. The most basic way I can be a healer in this world is to stop energizing problems and start energizing the one and ONLY solution there is: being loving.

When we’re choosing to be loving, whether it’s toward ourselves or others, then we’re contributing to the healing of all the beliefs that have generated the sense that there’s a problem.

I don’t know what others need.
I don’t know what’s best for anyone.
BUT, I can know that Love solves all the problems in a meaningful way.

If we’re not solving the problem with Love, then we’re not actually healing it. We’re only creating a temporary diversion.

There’s so much we can do that’s truly helpful. And, being loving is ALL of it. Love never fails. I find that to be such a relief!

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

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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How to Avoid Healing

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We all get many opportunities each and every day.

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

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

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

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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

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

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Prosperity Consciousness

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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Family Liberation

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For me, being of service is my sweet spot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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Wanting vs Having

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I use this phrase: “I’d like to …”

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

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

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

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

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

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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

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Trusting the Flow

Friday, May 31st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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Sad and Lonely

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

It’s the last day of the A Course in Miracles conference in Boston, and we’ve been having a blast. What’s been particularly great for me is to hang out with so many Masterful Living and Finding Freedom folks, and many have been in community with me for years and their transformation is so obvious.

I’ve been sharing about being ALL IN and about true willingness. I’ve realized how many times people will say they are willing, but they actually aren’t. They’re just saying it. They are empty words. This was me, too.

Until I really decided to be ALL IN, there were a lot of empty words. That’s why so much self-forgiveness is required!

ALL IN means you’re willing to catch yourself when you are not walking your talk. That’s what it really means to me.

The more I became willing to catch myself NOT walking my talk and course-correct myself, the more I was demonstrating my willingness, and that really made a difference.

Yesterday a new friend who came to my workshop really had a desire to talk about why they were feeling stuck and not having the clarity, and the movement in their spiritual growth and practice, that they truly desired. Of course, you know that I felt the same way for a very long time.

I used to feel like there was an invisible wall between me and the clear insight that I believed was possible for me, if only I could find the magic key. I told my new friend that the breakthrough she was looking for would come with a rigorous practice of willingness in the form of releasing her attachment to her opinions and judgments, and practice of self-forgiveness – both things I’d discussed in the workshop.

And, you see, this is how it goes. It was the same for me too.

I had given her the keys and invited her to practice in the workshop. And yet, she was still looking for something else. The actual keys that turn the lock and open the door to the clear connection with Spirit were not enough for her.

People don’t believe me.
They hear the words I’m saying.
But it doesn’t resonate.
Because the willingness isn’t there.

I get it.
Fortunately, at dinner last night, there were a half dozen peeps who have been in class with me for more than a year, and who’ve done this inner work, and by their happy shiny faces and their clear insights you can tell they decided to have the willingness to learn.

They shared that these practices do work. And, they open the door to more practices that work and bring forth the release of the blocks to Love, the relationship healing, the body healing, the bad habits healing that we ALL desire so much.

It takes a great willingness.
People think they are willing just because they’re willing to stop being stuck, unhappy and in pain – but that’s really not the same.

The willingness to stop suffering is not the same as the willingness to release the attachments to the blocks to Love.

They’re two different things.
In fact, they’re two VERY different things.

When we’re ONLY willing to stop the repeating pain patterns, then where is our focus? It’s in the past and the pain patterns repeating.

When we’re willing to use even a simple spiritual practice to have a healing of the pain patterns, NOW then we’re in the present moment, because that’s the ONLY place where healing can happen – right now.

Everybody is willing to do something healing in the future – are you willing to do it now when there’s a choice between Love and fear right in front of you?

For me, when I was doing my own original version of this spiritual boot camp of healing, I had so many friends who were spiritual practitioners, ministers, and teachers and yet no one really wanted to go ALL IN with me.

And that’s what really shifted me into becoming a community builder.
If I have to do something challenging and difficult, I’d rather do it with a companion.

Yesterday, in the workshop I offered, almost everyone in the room said that they had a deep feeling of sadness and loneliness that they’d had most of their life.

Almost everyone said that they had always felt that they were different and they didn’t fit in.

I get it – me too!
What healed that was my willingness to really have an effective spiritual practice.
That’s what led me to go ALL IN.
Being ALL IN opened the doors in my heart and my mind.
And that’s what completely ended the sad and lonely feeling.
Gone. Healed.

And that’s what compels me to lead this community and create programs where we can join together to do this work and inspire each other.

There’s such a momentum that we can build when we come together and practice together.

You know what else is so cool?
When I started out doing this work and felt so alone, there were no tele-summits and no conference call programs I could join. As soon as they existed, I started using them and gathering like-minded folks.

And still, many folks would lurk in the background and not share.
And then ZOOM was invented, and we could see each other if we wished to.
Which has made a HUGE difference to this community of folks all over the world.

Now, we can have all kinds of connections.
A Course in Miracles tells us that our brothers and sisters are our salvation, and it’s true.

Sometimes it’s SUPER challenging to have a holy relationship with someone we actually experience in our day-to-day life, but we can learn to do it with a Mighty Companion who is doing the work alongside us.

That builds momentum.

The most painful thing I have experienced is distracting myself with the intellectual pursuit of Spirit.

Information isn’t healing.
Spiritual practice is healing.
An effective spiritual practice is liberating and happy-making.

I wish you could have been on the dance floor with us last night! We were dancing because we felt free.
Nothing to escape.
Only Love to celebrate.

That’s the feeling I wish for everyone.
It’s SO MUCH easier with the support of a like-minded community.
That’s why we seek each other out.

It takes courage and strength to relinquish the patterns of pain. We have become so identified with them that we don’t know who we are without them. When we do it together, it actually becomes fun.

That’s the power of joining.
That’s the miracle.

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

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

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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

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Awakening Is Happening

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Awakening seems like a process. It can be like the process the caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. The caterpillar has to go in retreat and completely liquify, surrender, dissolve all structure in order to emerge as the butterfly. WOW.

For many of us, it’s less dramatic. Instead, it seems like peeling the layers of an onion and it really makes us cry. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE onions. I love them raw, and I love them caramelized, and love them in and on just about everything. However, I didn’t always love this process of peeling the layers of judgment the ego identification has layered on. In fact, at times it has felt like a pure living hell.

Right now, there’s so much assistance from the Angelic and Ascended Master realms and it’s available to all of us. It’s not just for a few special people. All we have to do is ask for assistance.

I’ve realized that this journey of awakening is about shifting from identifying with the body and the ego/personality to identifying with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the I AM that I AM, my unlimited, unprecedented, pristine, Light-Being Self. I believe we can make the shift much more rapidly if we engage in four ways:

1. Focus on shifting that identification – look to see where you are identified all throughout your day. If you feel peaceful, then you’re identified AND ENGAGED with the Higher Self. If you’re upset, you’re identified with the body and the ego.

2. Partner UP! Often. Ask for Divine Support and assistance in seeing, knowing, feeling, and hearing clearly. Be receptive to the support. You are entitled to miracles.

3. Love is your healer, therefore look for as many ways to be loving as you can find. Love never asks for ANYTHING in return, including appreciation or recognition.

4. Be grateful for everything just as it is because the Divine Order is at work at all times. If you can’t see it, go back to step 2.

Through this basic application of spiritual practice ALL throughout your day, you will shift your identification and then you will be awake and feel free!

Finding Freedom from Fear is almost here!

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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

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FOMO

Friday, May 17th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

 

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Done With Suffering

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

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

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

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

What madness! What insanity!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

 

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Joining

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for joining with me today!

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

 

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Increase Your Faith

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Problems

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

I used to walk into every situation and start looking for what wasn’t right or good. I would look for the thing to complain about. In many ways, I was a chronic complainer.

It took me many, many years to see that if I affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then I’m firmly anchored in the thought that the Divine has disappeared; God has left the building.  Fortunately, the only thing required for a healing is for me to see the situation rightly.  

As long as I see a problem it will seem very real to me. As long as I affirm that things aren’t right I won’t be able to see rightly.

The Infinite has no problems that elude Its problem-solving abilities, because there are no problems in Divine Mind. It is I who saw the problem, affirmed the problem, identified the problem and collected all the evidence to support the existence of my big, bad problem.

In each of these stages of problem identification, I would become increasingly convinced that the problem was real and threatening. It felt more and more like God had left the building, and I needed to solve this problem that was eating my life!

Every problem is built on the often hidden belief that God left the building. It can be very tricky to see that the fear that God is gone is the only problem. Since the Divine never goes on a vacation or hides Its Divinity, the whole problem I’m creating a library of evidence to support is, in truth, completely a fabrication of a fearful mind. It’s all based on the false premise of: “What if I were separate from God?”

Now, as good spiritual students, we can say that we know all that. We understand separation thinking is the real problem – but do we?

If we no longer believe we’re separate, but we persist in thinking we have problems, then we don’t actually KNOW what we say we believe – and there’s the rub.

Healing happens when I recognize every challenge has come to help me be more loving, more kind, more compassionate, more in line with my Divine Nature, more aware of the Unity of all life. End of story.

It’s so simple, and yet fear is pervasive unless I stand anchored in the truth of omnipresent Divinity. This is my job. This is my ONLY job. All else I give to the One Who has never left and can never leave.

In my surrender, I discover that my only prayer request is for the faith to know the Divine in every part of my life and always will be. The Holy Presence cannot leave the building, it IS the building and everything that surrounds it, everything it contains.

God cannot leave me, nor can I leave God. Phew! Problem solved!

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Feelings

Friday, May 10th, 2019

I studied the teachings of Ernest Holmes for many years in my training to become a Science of Mind Practitioner and Minister. One of the helpful things I took from Holmes’ teachings is the difference between feelings and emotions. It’s valuable for us to understand the difference between when we’re having an emotional response or reaction and when we’re experiencing a feeling.

I’ve had so much experience being an emotional drama queen – mostly being angry and argumentative. It was such a miserable way to live. I was the cause of my own unhappiness being critical and complaining constantly. It was as though I felt God had died and left me in charge of judging everything!

I became afraid of my emotions, and anger was the only one that felt safe to me. Anger is actually an emotional protective device. When I realized that I could learn to have trust and place my faith in Spirit, when I began to really practice BEING loving, that’s when my emotional life changed profoundly. I stopped having to stuff my emotional baggage and hide it.

I learned the power of feeling my emotions without stoking those fires, but simply learning to observe them without giving into them.

I have had so much healing through allowing myself to experience my emotions and letting them be expressed rather than holding them in to fester and ferment. Now it feels safer and safer for me to have my emotions and allow them to go through me. I can now easily realize that they’re not who I am.

I used to feel so intensely upset by things. Now, that is rare. It’s all because of my spiritual practice of nonjudgment and forgiveness. Nowadays I am MUCH more aware of feelings. I feel peaceful, harmonious, free, joyous. I experience much of my intuition as feelings, which are quite different from emotions.

For me, often the still, small Voice is a still small feeling. Feelings are often delicate, where emotions can be clunky and dramatic.

It’s been deeply healing for me to cultivate the feelings that I’d like to experience. We can cultivate Peace, Harmony, Joy and Freedom. We can cultivate the feeling of Abundance and Wholeness. These spiritual qualities have vibrational matches that we can feel, and we can cultivate them and attune to them. It just takes practice and willingness.

When you’re vibrating with the “frequency” of Love or Abundance, because like attracts like, you’ll be attracting more experiences of Love and Abundance into your life. It’s really not rocket science.

If you’re willing, Spirit will lead you and guide you. It’s your birthright. Go for it!

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Accepting the Answered Prayer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When Love is Painful

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m on my way and I’m SO grateful!

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

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

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

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

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The Call

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Last weekend on my way up to our family home on Deer Isle, I had the blessed opportunity to stop and stay a night with my dear friends, Lisa Natoli and Bill Free. We had hours and hours of conversation talking about our passion, which is our relationship with Spirit, A Course in Miracles, Jesus, answering the call, sharing and living a loving life. We three are so passionate and SO very grateful that we are able to living our calling. It is the greatest gift that we’ve given ourselves, but it wasn’t easy for any of us. Not a one.

Although answering the call and moving out of the darkness and confusion into the light was the hardest thing we’ve ever done, it would have been much harder to stay stuck. Fortunately, that became unbearable. It’s hard to say now, but perhaps we would have continued to endure, had it been possible.

It’s odd that we can feel like we’re doing our very best by studying these teachings for years. I did that. I studied for decades, and I did have a lot of growth during that time, but when I went from studying the teaching to really committing to living it, that’s when everything changed.

Like everyone else, I know when I made the commitment to be “ALL IN” for Love, all heck broke loose in my life. Every false belief that was driving my life came up into my awareness for healing. Every day became like an inner battle between good and evil, Love and ego. It was NOT fun. In many ways, it was actually sickening. I was being challenged to choose whom I would serve, Higher Holy Spirit Self or small selfish self. I was shifting identity and it was, at times, crazy making.

In each moment there was the temptation to give up. Here’s one of my favorite quotes on boldness and following inspiration:

“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:’

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’”
from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition,1951 – by W.H. Murray

I enrolled in the Ernest Holmes Institute to become a Science of Mind Minister with the organization that is now called Centers for Spiritual Living. I was so excited to study mysticism and the deepest teachings of Ernest Holmes and other great mystics. I was so thrilled that I had finally made the commitment to becoming a minister, as I knew it was my calling.

Well, the joke was on me, because the classes were very intellectual. There was not one class in the entire curriculum on mysticism and not one class on the teachings on Ernest Holmes. It was not at all what I had hoped it would be. It was a curriculum designed to provide a professional training for a minister’s ego. It wasn’t what I was looking for and, at one point, I dropped out in protest. A few things changed, and I went back to complete and get my license. I’m so glad I did, because that was the thing that really propelled me away from that kind of spirituality.

I stopped putting the ego in charge of my spiritual growth.
Reading books isn’t healing.
Studying isn’t healing.

The greatest gift in REALLY doing this work (and not just reading about it) is that we can answer our call.

I feel truly helpful every day.
I don’t have days of feeling like a loser anymore.
I don’t ever feel like a fake anymore.

A Course in Miracles says it clearly:

I cannot choose for you, but I can help you make your own right choice. ‘Many are called but few are chosen” should be, “All are called but few choose to listen.” Therefore, they do not choose right. The “chosen ones” are merely those who choose right sooner. Right minds can do this now, and they will find rest unto their souls. T-3.IV.

I’m still liberating from ego attachments, but I see that I am making more progress every day and I celebrate that. It does get a WHOLE LOT easier, and for that I am profoundly grateful. I was willing to keep going no matter what, but I’m so glad I reached what I call the “tipping point” in my spiritual growth where I had taken enough trash out of my awareness that I could feel happy every day.

What’s so beautiful to me is that as others are doing this, they’re deciding to be teachers and counselors, too. That thrills me!

My calling is to support others in reaching the tipping point and answering their calling too – in whatever form it manifests. Spirituality is considered a growth industry! Of course it is! The great awakening is upon us!

Don’t believe the world that would convince you otherwise.
I affirm every day: May truth be revealed and Love prevail. AMEN!

When I hear how frustrated people are – because, in spiritual counseling, folks will actually say what they’re ACTUALLY feeling and thinking – that they have been studying for so long without having the breakthroughs they believe are possible, I know exactly how they feel. That was me. Like attracts like.

I was SO frustrated.
I felt like I kept bumping up against invisible walls.
I was looking for the light switch in the dark.
I felt like I was continuously failing – and yet, I was studying so much!!!
Arrrgh!!!

I didn’t know what the problem was. I thought it was just me, I was the problem. But no, it turns out that the ego was driving my spiritual growth. I didn’t know I’d put the ego in charge of my spirituality. No one told me or talked about it. I didn’t know – until one day when I finally decided to go ALL IN.

That’s why I focus on really LIVING these teachings. For me, it’s all about the practical application that I can use to live the Love and walk the talk in a way that feels harmonious and liberating. Freedom from ego thinking is my intention.

I consistently hear from people who tell me their version of “I was in an ACIM study group for 12 years, before I started your class and I’ve had more growth in 3 months working with your tools than in that entire 12 years.”

And then, what happens BLOWS ME AWAY – people begin to feel their calling rising in them. They start to see there IS a path for them to teach, to counsel, to write, to share and to speak up. And that path has a light on it they can now begin to see. It’s so beautiful! The liberation is ON!

I was sharing in one of the Masterful Living classes this week that the strongest archetype I carry in my energy field is that of the liberator. When I was a little girl, I became fascinated by Harriet Tubman. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a hero in my family and in my heart. I naturally gravitated to reading the life and works of Gandhi. Jesus’ life fascinated me and I knew there was so much more than most people were being told.

Redemption stories are always my favorites. A Christmas Carol is my all-time fave.

In the spiritual tradition of A Course in Miracles I see us (you and me) as part of a lineage of liberators. As I said to Lisa and Bill last weekend, I would like to change the whole world by changing my mind about it and I see that happening. I feel it happening. There’s so much evidence every day. And that’s so fulfilling for me.

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

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

Do you feel like you’re living your life in a way that you’re answering that inner call? If so, please tell me about it in the comments section below!

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

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Choosing Freedom

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

One of the most effective distractions that the ego presents to us is the complexity and insidiousness of our false beliefs. Studying one’s own crazy thinking has distracted people for an entire lifetime. Yet, studying the ego does not make it go away.

Analyzing the intellect and researching the ways and means of the intellect does not heal the mind. Understanding how the ego works won’t heal our negative beliefs, either. Love is the only healer there is. It’s so helpful to remember this and not be fooled into following the fascinating machinations of the ego.

Healing often comes in the form of  a realization of truth that awakens the mind to what’s real. Choosing Love has a similar affect – it ignites with something true, for Love is the ultimate expression of truth.

We cannot simultaneously propagate falsehoods, entertain our beliefs, and awaken to the truth. Therefore, I find that the fastest path of happiness and healing is one of focusing on what’s true and undoing the false beliefs through making loving choices.

I’ve seen such extraordinary healing, and I’m immensely grateful for every bit of healing that is available to me. I really do know now that my healing is unlimited and that God Itself is unlimited. It’s the ego thought system that is one of limitations, and I’m grateful to surrender all belief in lack, attack and limitation.

So often we have a habit of labeling, and judging, and playing small that keeps us from finding Freedom.

I pray to have a realization of truth, and I pray to actively choose Freedom!

11 years ago I created a boot camp class called Family Freedom. The very first time I offered it, shortly after my mother’s passing in 2008, people also had amazing and miraculous healing. I realized that the curriculum was really all about applying the ACIM principles in a way that brought Freedom from fear and so I’ve continued to work on this class and update it, and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear.

This class is so powerful and transformative that it’s also a requirement for my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. (My next training will be in October.) I haven’t offered this class in six months, but I’m thinking of offering it soon. I’m thinking of doing something special next time I offer it so that people can do the class with a friend or family member, as there is definitely strength in joining with a partner. If you’d like to be on the waiting list so you can join me next time I offer it, you can go here to sign up for the waiting list and I’ll keep you posted.

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Loving Myself

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

I can remember when I would have shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves. I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly.

Once I had a mild panic attack that was a whole different kind of fear but felt almost foundational – like my very core was threatened.

If only someone could have told me then what I now know! And A Course in Miracles says it so well in so many ways:

“All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God.” ACIM T-2.I.4.

I understand that it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging, and from thinking thoughts that are untrue. It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world that frightens us. Yet, the truth is it is our opinions that are frightening us precisely because when we affirm our judgments and opinions we are affirming that we are the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, and in doing so we become the usurpers.

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can live with fear. I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves.

Consider if there’s someone in your life that you really love and adore – would you yell at them? Frighten them? Torture them?

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them.

What judgment do you have that’s worth holding onto when you know that it will cause your own suffering? Think of all the things you’ve done to try to end your suffering that haven’t really worked.

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

Or do you feel that you can have your judgments and the fear you experience is unrelated?

I don’t think I could have believed giving up my opinions would relieve me of fear. I only know that it works because I have been giving up my judgments as part of my daily spiritual practice for over a decade and as a result, I don’t have much fear. Most of the fear I experience these days is in the form of annoyance, confusion or frustration.

I can’t remember the last time I felt one of those shock waves of fear, but I can remember feeling joyous and grateful yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. I feel grateful and thankful even now as I write this.

I let God be God. I am part of God, and I don’t need to judge anything or anyone anymore. I’m not interested in being a usurper. I prefer to feel free and harmonious ALL of the time. I am intent on it.

I am closer to my goal every day! And for this, I am so very grateful! I am loving myself free of lack, attack and limitation. It’s happening now.

11 years ago I created a boot camp class called Family Freedom. The very first time I offered it, shortly after my mother’s passing in 2008, people also had amazing and miraculous healing. I realized that the curriculum was really all about applying the ACIM principles in a way that brought freedom from fear and so I’ve continued to work on this class and update it and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear.

This class is so powerful and transformative that it’s also a requirement for my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. (My next training will be in October.) I haven’t offered this class in six months, but I’m thinking of offering it soon. I’m thinking of doing something special next time I offer it so that people can do the class with a friend or family member, as there is definitely strength in joining with a partner. If you’d like to be on the waiting list so you can join me next time I offer it, you can go here to sign up for the waiting list and I’ll keep you posted.

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Delaying

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

We all have challenges going on in our life that we’d rather not look at. Many times we choose to avoid looking at them because they’re overwhelming to us. It’s not that we’re completely unwilling to examine what’s going on, we’re just overwhelmed. It happens to all of us at one time or another.

Sometimes it can feel as if we simply don’t have the energy, the mental or emotional bandwidth, or the time to look at something and so we just keep pushing it to the sideline. What then begins to happen is that tension begins to build.

Some people have a habit of denying, delaying and procrastinating until there’s so much tension they HAVE to do something. Sometimes we treat our life like one of those rubber-band airplanes that you wind up tighter and tighter until we have enough tension to fly.

What I’ve learned is that if I wait until there’s an intense pressure before I make a move, then I’m creating stress that may not be necessary.

We’re developing the spiritual maturity to address things directly and without delay. It makes life easier, cleaner, neater and dramatically eases tension.

Being Self-loving is healing. We often look outside ourselves for all kinds of healing solutions to physical, emotional, mental, financial, relationship and many other kinds of issues, but the solution is often to be kind and loving to ourselves.

When we’re Self-loving, then we naturally open to divinely inspired solutions to our challenges and we don’t have to have lots of simmering pots on the back burners. We don’t have to create an unbearable tension in order to choose to fly. We can steadily and devotedly Love ourselves free of lack, attack and limitation and then life gets a whole lot easier. Spiritual solutions naturally present themselves.

Let’s make a commitment to making the Self-loving choices that make life more enjoyable and more successful. Let’s decide that we can transcend overwhelm. Instead of looking outside for solutions, let’s discover how problems dissolve when we live a life of Self-Love.

How do we do it? We Partner UP and trust Spirit to lead us and guide us. This is a way that actually works. It’s far more nurturing then managing and coping. It’s self-loving. It does require a willingness to trust – and that’s a skill that can be learned.

We’ll all get there eventually. Why not start today?

11 years ago I created a boot camp class called Family Freedom. The very first time I offered it, shortly after my mother’s passing in 2008, people also had amazing and miraculous healing. I realized that the curriculum was really all about applying the ACIM principles in a way that brought freedom from fear and so I’ve continued to work on this class and update it and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear.

This class is so powerful and transformative that it’s also a requirement for my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. (My next training will be in October.) I haven’t offered this class in six months, but I’m thinking of offering it soon. I’m thinking of doing something special next time I offer it so that people can do the class with a friend or family member, as there is definitely strength in joining with a partner. If you’d like to be on the waiting list so you can join me next time I offer it, you can go here to sign up for the waiting list and I’ll keep you posted.

Finding Freedom From Fear waiting list sign up

Professional Trainings Are Coming!

This October, I’ll be offering another Teacher Training for those who wish to learn How to Lead & Create A Workshop, including certification to teach my Forgive & Be Free Workshop. I’ll also be offering my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is part of my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. Look for an announcement soon!

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Full Moon Good Friday Passover

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Today is Good Friday, tomorrow begins Passover, Sunday is Easter and today we enter a POWERFUL full moon period. If you ask me, it couldn’t be a better time for a full moon. There’s a lot to release. The intensity of the energy all week has been formidable! Phew!

It seemed to me that this week has been ALL about releasing the patterns of crucifixion and suffering – and that’s what a full moon is about – harvesting and releasing. We release the blocks to Love through forgiveness and then we can harvest the Wisdom from our experiences.

Now’s the time!

If you noticed that this week was SUPER intense, you were right! If you noticed you were holding onto old pain patterns that were coming up for healing and the pain was pushing you, then please know it’s not that something’s wrong with you – it’s the way things are when we’re actively praying for healing, but still resisting.

Total surrender really is the way to go. We’re all going to surrender every last opinion, judgment, regret, resentment, jealousy, hurt, worry, doubt, shame and blame eventually, so why not let it all go now?

Instead of hanging onto all that stuff, we can look for ways to be helpful. It’s a lot more rewarding, fun and fruitful to be of service to ourselves and others.

It’s very important for all of us to know now that acting out of resentment, playing mind games, pretending, and living in denial – we’ve all done so much of it, we’ve learned all we can. So until we let it go, it’s just going to get more and more difficult.

No kidding. We’re living in the time of instant karma. We’ve asked for assistance to let go of all the things we hurt ourselves with. The intensity of density that people are feeling is the constant reminder to choose Heaven, instead. It might feel really hard, but it’s actually so simple – but it does require a leap of faith, and that’s not something the ego will ever agree to, so you align with Spirit, make the leap, and remember to laugh. Remember, we’re all going to surrender every last opinion, judgment, regret, resentment, jealousy, hurt, worry, doubt, shame and blame eventually, so why not let it all go now? Why wait?

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held, and carried in our spiritual awakening. Of course, if you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shift and change, you may still be feeling an intense amount of pressure to give up what no longer serves. What we don’t surrender with grace sometimes gets taken from us.

To relieve the pressure, release the attachment to your perspective and your belief.

Whether we like it or not, there’s no way around it. Now is the time for us to give up what doesn’t serve and to get with the awakening program. If we’re not actively and gratefully accepting it, it will feel like an energetic pressure pushing and prodding us. Fortunately, the blocks to Love don’t help us, so we can immediately begin to feel so much tangible benefit when we release them to Spirit for lifting and shifting.

If you’re feeling called to release things in the world of form, remember, the main thing we have to do is release the attachment to people, places and things. Once we release the attachment, then things can naturally align in the most loving way.

Today we have a full moon on one of the most holy times of the year! This is a powerful alignment that supports our goal of awakening. Enjoy the energy boosts and make plans to do extra spiritual practice today!

I thought I’d share with you a really simple and, for me, powerful and healing ceremony you can do on your own or with friends. Do it today or tomorrow while we’re still in this full moon energy.

Even though it’s Spring where I am, it’s the perfect time to do a full moon Wisdom harvest. Full moon represents the time to harvest the learning we’ve had and be grateful for it. We can always harvest the learning we’ve rejected any time of year.

Anything we’ve been holding in resentment, regret, hurt, blame or shame can be brought to a harvest of the learning through our willingness. It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift that turns the tide of upset is to be grateful for things as they are. Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel and know, more clearly, the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives.

Now is the time of Harvest! When we’re actively harvesting the learning from our experiences, then we don’t have to repeat them! It’s just like when we learn how to do anything, we don’t have to keep repeating it once you get it. When we keep having the same repeat experiences, then it’s a sure sign we’re rejecting the learning and believing that the meaning we’ve made of things – our interpretations – are correct. If we’re still upset about something that happened, we’re not correct. The upset is the “Divine Alarm Clock” going off to let us know that our thinking is incorrect and can be corrected. It’s that old “Would you rather be right or happy?” It’s your life, you choose.

Full moon is also for releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves. Release the blocks to Love to harvest the Wisdom as more Love flows in your life. To me, this is about purification. It’s about celebrating that I can let go of the burdens, the negative patterns and suffering of the past.

We can put an end to our own personal crucifixion and begin our resurrection!

Full moon is also a fun time to have a ceremony.

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes!  The full moon now, so today or tomorrow, gather loved ones, friends and family to make it a “Harvest & Release” celebration!

I always begin with being clear about my intention and WHY I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to release what doesn’t serve me and harvest the Wisdom I’ve been blocking.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write out what no longer serves and is being released. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally. No pressure on that. Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written in – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – release it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and clarity, purity and joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling you’d like to have more of.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off in the Light!

Release the patterns of pain, the attachments to suffering, and feelings of victimhood – that’s a lot to celebrate!

Taking out the mental and emotional trash is a key element to my Finding Freedom From Fear program. I haven’t offered my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp class in six months, but I’m thinking of offering it soon. I’m thinking of doing something special next time I offer it, so that people can do the class with a friend or family member, as there is definitely strength in joining with a partner. If you’d like to be on the waiting list, so you can join me next time I offer it, you can go here to sign up for the waiting list and I’ll keep you posted.

Finding Freedom From Fear waiting list sign up

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

 

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