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Having Humility

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Here’s an interesting observation:

After working with so many people as a spiritual counselor, as a spiritual leader and teacher, a minister, a practitioner and just as someone having a human experienced, I’ve noticed that it’s often the case that folks who feel completely unworthy of having a spiritual awakening are quite likely to have rapid spiritual growth.

One of the reasons is that they can get out of their heads and just surrender to doing a spiritual practice that works without judging it so much.

Folks who feel they’re spiritual know-it-alls sometimes don’t make much spiritual progress because they feel they already know so much.  

Humility is a powerful factor in our journey of awakening.  

We get to humility through surrender.

We can do that with ease and grace – OR –

We can be humiliated.

We get to choose which way we’ll go.

I chose humiliation.  

I don’t recommend it, but it got the job done!

And for that, I’m eternally grateful.

I’m so GLAD and grateful to be experiencing this journey with you!  

Let’s support our brothers and sisters on their awakening journey to find the way with ease and grace and no more humiliation.

Our willingness is the key!

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No More Humiliation!

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

One of my favorite quotes from any spiritual teacher came from Ernest Holmes, author of The Science of Mind. Holmes said, “Healing does not take time. The only time that it takes to have healed is the time that it takes to have a realization.”

Having a realization is different than an aha, but it’s similar.
A realization is life-changing.
When I was in the prayer practitioner training at Agape back in the 90’s I had a realization that truly changed how I lived every single day of my life. No kidding. It was that powerful.

Catch this: I realized that if I didn’t judge myself for my errors, but instead, could have loving compassion for myself, then there’d be more love expressed in the world BECAUSE I made an error – and that was good and beneficial for ALL beings!

Choosing to have compassion for myself, meant that I wasn’t judging myself. There’s no way to be in judgment of myself AND also hold myself in Love simultaneously. By choosing to stop judging myself, and instead to extend loving understanding to myself, I was learning how to live without taking offense and then no forgiveness was necessary.

This is Freedom. TRUE Freedom.

And this was how I began to practice forgiveness AS non-judgment. When there’s no judgment, no forgiveness is necessary and life is MUCH easier. This way we can stay in our loving hearts and there’s no back tracking to clean up a mess. I really like that.

Plus, it’s much more peaceful. Easier on the nerves. More productive.

It was around this same time that people began to say things to me like “you’re so full of light.” I would look around to see who they were talking to, because I knew it couldn’t possibly be me.

Full of Light? Me? Nah.

I remember saying to my BFF, “can you believe people are saying I’m a real light in the world? That’s so crazy.”

And she said to me, “Yeah, Jennifer, you ARE a light in this world.”

Who? Me? What?

More and more people began to comment on how light-filled I was. I knew then as I know now, that it was because of this practice of non-judgment. It was because every day I had the opportunity to turn my seeming errors into successes.

And every day, more Love was being expressed in the world because I made the error.

For instance, let’s say I’m going somewhere and all of a sudden it starts to pour rain and I don’t have an umbrella and now I’m running into all kinds of issues and I’m going to be late and show up all soaking wet too. I didn’t check the weather, didn’t plan ahead and now I’m in the soup. I call this a “tactical error.”

When there’s a tactical error I say to myself, “well, here’s a good learning for me. I’m a life-long learner, so this is helpful to me. Next time, I’ll do know to do it differently and have a more desirable result. This is a good thing. I’ve learned something.”

No judgment.
No attack.
No complaint.
No problem – only learning, compassion and understanding.

I realize now that this was the beginning of my becoming a teacher. I was embodying my Higher Holy Spirit Self – the knower who knows – my inner teacher and guide.

I found that I was SO VERY grateful that I could choose to be loving with myself instead of tearing myself down. I began to look for more and more opportunities to be kind to myself and others.

This was a big change for me because I had been a dedicated grievance and grudge holder. I literally thought it was my moral responsibility to never forget the insults and injuries and to wear them in my energetic field like a warrior who has scars on their body and chinks in their armor.

I’d been living as a grudge holder for so long that I had completely lost track of how much energy it took. What changed things for me was I began to realize that just as I had learned to not attack myself for my tactical errors, when others made errors such as being rude, unkind or thoughtless, I could go first with kindness and compassion and help them come back to their right mind by not judging them, and by not taking offense. I liked that so much more than tearing them down and attacking them.

In this practice with others, just as with myself, I learned that it’s so much easier and faster to heal when I take full responsibility for my choices and for everything around me. Then I can extend compassion to all and harvest the learning from everything.

What naturally began to occur is that the sense I’d had for so long of feeling like a fake began to disappear and then it went, never to return. WOW!

I’ve learned so much that has empowered me to share with others, to offer classes, workshops and retreats, to be a spiritual counselor to others and to write this daily inspiration.

I used to wonder how the heck would I be able to really follow my calling. It felt so completely daunting because I was caught up in the thought, “how would it unfold in the world of form.” I didn’t believe I had the resources.

It’s because I was focused on my resources being in the world, instead of in my mind.

At the time, I had a lot of debt. I wasn’t good at earning money. I was still self-medicating intensely.

I prayed and prayed and prayed that the way be shown to me.
My prayer was answered by my reading something Jesus said when he walked the earth, recorded in the gospels. He said:

If I be lifted up, I draw all unto me.

Suddenly, I heard what he meant. I realized that this was the answer to my prayers!

Instead of focusing on HOW to make this ministry happen in the world, I turned my attention to the inner lifting up.

I put my focus on taking out the trash in my belief system – that old B.S. – and practicing forgiveness and compassion, kindness and generosity, patience and Peace.

I began to feel the lifting up happening, the old patterns fell away, the way began to clear and things were brought to me and offered to me.

I began to see opportunities that I wasn’t available to before because I wasn’t a vibrational match. Instead of criticizing others, I began to extend my heart to them and offer them a blessing – and the whole universe began to do the same with me. it was a true turning and transformation.

I no longer felt like a fake anymore, because I wasn’t faking. I was being more loving and compassionate with each day – even when I fell down and forgot, I could pick myself up with Love and compassion and immediately be back on track.

I developed humility.

It was the end of humiliation – if only someone could have told me before!

AND I learned that humility is the key that opens the door to awakening.

No kidding.

Without humility, the doors to spiritual expansion remain closed. Tightly. The door of spiritual awakening is not visible to those who lack humility.

AND humiliation will still be a concern.

I’m forever grateful for this realization. I did need to acquire humility. I had been humiliated many times, but I didn’t have to be. There are other options.

Humility makes life so much sweeter and easier.

As with any spiritual growth – we can go of our own willingness and be pulled by the vision, or we can be in resistance and reluctance and wait for the pain to push us. We get to choose the way we travel.

Would you like to move forward inspired by the vision of what your life can be or motivated by pain and fear of what might be?

In order to be willing to acquire humility we absolutely must be willing to give up the need to be right. We really truly do have to give up valuing our opinions and be willing to forgive.

With humility, a whole new world of spiritual awakening opens up for us.

Are you wishing to share your gifts and talents, but feel like you’ve been playing small?
Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others?

We can change so much of our life experience, using our mind. If we’re willing to take responsibility and act in league with the infinite, with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, knowing that ALL of life is supporting us, that EVERYTHING is for us and NOTHING is against us, we can live an entirely different life.

I’m getting ready for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat in just 2 weeks. If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaints and the other things that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining us. You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind. Consider this:

You will never regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who have done it.

Get going. Take action. Be aggressive about working with your mind. DO NOT DELAY. If you’re waiting, if you’re not getting the results you’d like, what are you waiting for?

Don’t take my word for it, read the testimonials from those who have done this work with me. They believed that nothing would work for them, and they were willing to do something different anyway. Now, they’re not playing small anymore. They’re not letting fear dictate their life. They have a real and powerful connection with Spirit.

If you’re ready to make a change, and you’d like some REAL support to make a LASTING change, TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Online Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if either is right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Rosalyn Rourke, Nick Arandes, and even more friends on zoom. We’re coming together to share our inspiration in many ways. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with message and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the detail. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register unless you’ve already registered in the past.

When you register, you’ll also get easy access to past services with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, David Hoffmeister, Maureen Muldoon, Corinne Zupko, Maria Felipe, Frances Xu, Jimmy Twyman and more. If you’ve already registered for a previous Sunday – you don’t need to register again, you’ll get a reminder with the details automatically.

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Not Right About Everything

Friday, August 14th, 2020

I used to have the habit of correcting everyone and calling to attention their shortcomings and faults. I would often do it in the form of being curious – but it was really just about me being right. I can still find myself doing this sometimes and I wish I didn’t. I’m working on it.

One thing about me is I truly am curious about learning new things and more effective and efficient ways to live this life of Love. I often find that people have ways to do things that are more helpful than what I’ve thought of. I think of my life as a team effort.

To learn anything at all is a blessing.

My challenge used to be that I always thought I was right.

To be honest, I really needed to be right and I’d fight for it.

When I was in my 20’s I’d have endless arguments with friends. They were the kind of arguments that were heated “discussions.” I liked arguing that way.

A couple of people who both need to be right about everything, arguing about nothing important, for hours and hours. It seemed to give life meaning.

Have you ever done that?
Worked so hard to get a victory about nothing?

If only I could get those years of meaningless arguments back …

I did learn from the experience. I learned that’s a giant waste of time!

Fortunately, now, I can walk away from the invitation to argue about nothing and feel good about myself.

I’m so grateful that I can be incorrect about something and it’s not a big deal.

I’m truly relieved to learn about the errors of my thinking and I feel blessed that I’m surrounded by people who can help me live and learn in a most elegant and fruitful way.

When we use our life force to be belligerent and argumentative, we’re going to feel badly about ourselves, and we don’t need any more of that. Enough!

Isn’t it a blessing that we can learn, grow and change our minds?
Who knew we could be happy not being right about everything?
What a relief!

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Saving Time by Tuning In

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

There’s something that I experience frequently that’s interesting to me. The more vigilant I become for releasing opinions and judgments the more I AM listening to my Higher Holy Spirit Self. I find that I take my time in answering questions. I am listening to guidance from the Higher Self more and more.

I’m also taking time to feel how I feel.

Many times, people will ask me what I’d like in a particular situation and I will pause to feel what it is that is the highest guidance. It takes a moment. Many times, while I’m taking even a brief pause, people will quickly say “hello? did you hear me?” and I say, “I’m just taking a moment to feel the answer.”

This especially happens to me on the phone. The one I’m speaking with can’t see me so they wonder if the call’s been dropped. This happens to me a few times a week. Many people aren’t used to having a conversation with someone who takes time to tune in before they respond.

I’ve learned that if I don’t wish to let the ego run my life, I must be willing to pause and listen.

I find that this simple spiritual practice of listening, truly listening to the Higher Holy Spirit Self has dramatically improved the quality of every day of my life.

It used to be I could feel myself “push away” the insight and the guidance because I’d have an idea of what I’d like and I didn’t like the guidance telling me another way is better. I’ve learned to laugh at myself about that one.

Why pray for guidance and then not follow it?
That’s insane.
And yet, I did it all the time.
And not so much anymore.

Life is vastly improved by cultivating the ability to deeply listen, listening with the inner ear. It does require a willingness to actually hear the answer. It also takes extra time, but like all spiritual practice, it actually saves time. Spiritual practice saves a LOT of time that used to be spent in making time-consuming errors. My spiritual practice saves time that used to be spent in being upset because I acted from the ego.

Being able to eliminate the causes of suffering is a way of loving myself. All Love is healing. All loving choices are liberating. All loving choices bring benefit to everyone, everywhere.

We help ourselves and everyone else when we take some time to tune in to the Higher Holy Spirit Self before we answer automatically from the ego!

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Substitutes for Truth

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

It takes humility to admit I was wrong. I’ve been wrong so many times I can’t possibly remember and in the recognition of how many times I’ve had to admit I was wrong, came the humility.

Without humility, there can be no spiritual awakening, so I’m grateful for my humility even if it was hard-won.

Yes, I did find my humility through the route of humiliation – but your journey can be different.

Consider what it says in Chapter 10 of the Manual for Teachers of A Course in Miracles:

Judgment, like other devices by which the world of illusions is maintained,
is totally misunderstood by the world.
It is actually confused with wisdom,
and substitutes for truth.

From this we can learn:

The illusion of separation is maintained with judgment.
Judgment is misunderstood and confused with wisdom.
In other words, people’s opinions are misunderstood and mistaken for wisdom.

People substitute their opinions for the truth.

It’s not hard to see how this works in our experience of life.
We can turn away from this system by insisting upon the truth and not being satisfied with the illusion. The illusion will never satisfy for more than a moment.

Consider offering just one opinion to the Higher Holy Spirit Self today for healing. Just one and we’ve made progress. Every day let’s willingly offer up our judgments and bring forth the shared awareness of unity and unification.

We’ll always be glad we did it!

I like to support people who feel they may have been playing small because of their beliefs about themselves. I know this is a habit that can be undone and dissolved.

Would you like to save $500?

If you sign up for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat you can save $500 on my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp class.

If you think maybe those beliefs are false and could be eliminated, and if you have a willingness to do some inner work to make a real and lasting change then please consider joining me and some other folks just like you who are SO DONE WITH PLAYING SMALL and ready to let those patterns go.

My Stop Playing Small Retreat was going to be in the UK this month, but now it’s being offered online, so all can join. This online retreat is for folks who are frustrated with feeling stuck and fearful. It’s designed for those who’d like to bring on a breakthrough so they can move forward with confidence toward their heart’s desire in any area of their life. Click here for details. If you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered.

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either the Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp starts on July 5! Let’s rock this summer with our spiritual practice that brings benefits and healing for all. Now is the time for us to dive deep and eliminate the patterns of fear in our life.

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Humility

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Yesterday I made a long drive from Deer Isle, Maine, the island where my family has a home that my parents built. We rent it in order to be able to afford to keep it in the family. My brother, his wife and I are the caretakers of the house, the rentals, the whole shebang.

In the spring and the fall, I go up to work on the gardens. Any gardener knows that it is a lot of work that brings many benefits.

  • It’s a lot of exercises
  • There are many hours in the fresh air
  • You get to watch things grow and prosper
  • It teaches you humility

There are always things about the garden that are confounding. It doesn’t make sense that I can’t get the echinacea to grow. Why does the St. John’s wort keep spreading so aggressively? Why didn’t the elderberry do anything last year? This is the perfect spot for the hydrangea, why isn’t it prospering? I did exactly what the instructions were for the potentilla to flower last year, but hardly a flower. Why won’t it do what I’d like? How can I help it?

In the garden, it’s always interesting to experiment and try new things. Plants are like people. Some are fussy and brilliant, worth all the challenges that they bring. Some are somewhat dull, but reliable and always there for you. Some are hard to figure out and challenging to the core. It’s good to be able to remember to laugh and not take any of it personally.

Things that teach us humility are always a tremendous benefit.

It may not seem like it, but humility is a lesson best learned through situations like gardening. The alternative is humiliation.

I think we’d all rather learn humility through experiencing frustrations in the garden or in the kitchen than in our workplace or our career.

And for me, I made a decision not to be humiliated again. I believe in making decisions and letting Spirit show me how it will happen.

I made a decision to stop playing small with a constant stream of humiliations that felt big and small. It was sickening to constantly feel fearful, ashamed, apprehensive, worried and devastated.

That was my cycle of humiliation. It literally felt sickening to me to keep cycling through those emotions.

Our third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, is mostly about our self-identity. It’s where we carry our view of ourselves. If that view is threatened, we can feel humiliated. If there’s a threat of humiliation we can feel afraid, or even angry.

When we have a healthy sense of ourselves we can remember to laugh and there’s no sense of shame, fear, or anger.

When there’s no self-judgment, there’s nothing anyone can do to trigger that self-judgment.

I remember one time I was planning a birthday party for a dear friend of mine, Steven Wilkinson. I’m not a cake maker. (I basically have 3 cakes that I make, blueberry, chocolate espresso or pound cake), but I asked him what kind of cake he’d like and he said angel food.

“You’ve got it!” I said, excited to make an angel food cake for the first time having no clue how it’s made.

Well, it turns out that homemade angel food cake is DELICIOUS and it’s made with 1.5 cups of egg whites that you have to beat to light fluffy angelness in order to accomplish the task.

I followed the instructions exactly and I came out with a very dense, heavy cake that is nothing like angel food. More like, lumberjack food. So, I went out got another dozen eggs, and started all over again.

The second time was a charm and a lesson in humility!

Bonus! It’s good to be able to remember to laugh.

I was able to serve both cakes at Steve’s birthday and we all had a good laugh about the lumberjack cake. It was still tasty, but it was the opposite of light and fluffy. I could laugh and share the cake disaster because, to me, it was just a cake. I had no stake in it. I don’t see myself as a cake baker, nor have I ever. It’s not my thing.

My identity was not wrapped up in my cake making abilities. So, I wasn’t humiliated. I could laugh at what occurred. That’s where I’d like to be with everything in my life. And that’s why I made the decision to hold that as my aspiration.

I’d like to be unbotherable, not because I’m denying how I feel, but because I’m healing ALL the triggers to upset.

Right now, in our world of new virus protocols showing up every day, it’s good to have the ability to be humble and to be fluid, unattached, and flexible. Many new triggers are arising and every time we find one, we can claim a healing. It’s extraordinary how much healing people are having in our community right now! Wow!

Kudos to you if you’ve been working the spiritual practices! You might also be interested in my topic in my podcast this past week. Choosing Consistent Happiness. You can listen to it now if you’d like that support and inspiration.

Yesterday as I was driving from Deer Isle to Vermont, from “way down east off the coast” to rural Vermont in the midst of the Green Mountains, I saw some beautiful sights. Yes, the scenery of the shore, lakes, mountains, and forests was stunning, but I also saw many beautiful sights of people.

One thing I saw, as it came to evening time, was people sitting out in their yards. Social distancing with a wide circle of lawn chairs, around campfires, fire pits, and bonfires. Some were standing and some were sitting with blankets over their lamps. Some were drinking beer and some were having mugs of coffee and tea.

I saw all kinds of gatherings along the back roads and rivers that I traveled.

People feel a strong need to gather. Many people everywhere are quarantined alone. It’s wearing on them and gatherings are critical. In my Masterful Living classes, I can feel how glad we are to come together. It’s such a breath of fresh air to see each other and share.

And that’s why TODAY, you can join me, David Hoffmeister, Svava Love, and more friends. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with inspiration and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the details. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register.

When you register, you’ll also get easy access to past services with Lisa Natoli, Jon Mundy, and Maureen Muldoon.

If you’ve already registered for a previous Sunday – you don’t need to register again, you’ll get a reminder with the details automatically.

And please pray with me! Prayer works! Joining together in prayer for our healing, for the active practice of joining with Spirit, and allowing my healing is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can join me in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world. T

Prayer is a power tool, and I am so grateful for having learned the power of it!

If you’re interested, I’m starting my Prayer Power class and you can get started right now. For years, this has only been available to folks in Masterful Living, but under the circumstances, we have in the world right now, I was guided to open it to anyone.

Also, my Stop Playing Small Retreat was going to be in the UK next month, but now it’s being offered online, so all can join. This online retreat is for folks who are frustrated with feeling stuck and fearful. It’s designed for those who’d like to bring on a breakthrough so they can move forward with confidence toward their heart’s desire in any area of their life. Click here for details.

Last fall, you might remember I planted 900 bulbs – yes, 900!!!! At the house in Maine and some of them are flowering right now – I took some pics to share with you. I will miss the rest of them, but the renters will enjoy them and that makes me happy!

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The Least of Them

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Jesus, when he walked the earth, told us “what you do to the least of them, you do to me.” This is simple and very effective teaching on the oneness of all life.

There are no “least of them” except in our opinions – so let’s be clear about that.

We’re one with everyone – not even equal to, but ONE WITH. United with. Everyone. And Jesus. All are One.

So often in life, we see that it’s easy to treat the poorest people poorly. Or we can disregard and disrespect the folks who don’t speak so clearly or dress well, or whatever it is that we disapprove of or are put off by.

It’s okay to be mean to telemarketers.

At least it is for most people.

When I get a call from a number I don’t recognize and I suspect it might be a telemarketer I like to answer with, “Hello, my love.” I like saying that. It feels good to me. Usually, it’s an automated call, and so I don’t get to say it to an actual live person, but sometimes I do. And sometimes it’s someone who actually knows me, but their number isn’t on my phone.

I find that I can’t go wrong answering my phone that way. Sweet.

It’s so easy to get annoyed with strangers.

I have a friend who used to have to go to Kinkos all the time to get printing done for presentations and when she didn’t like the work done she could sometimes be less than kind. I remember one time she told me she felt she had to drive back to the Kinkos late at night to apologize for how she had treated the people there.

Look, we need to do what we need to do to get right with ourselves. And it’s worth it. It’s never a mistake to make amends or apologize.

It develops humility and that’s REQUIRED if you’re interested in spiritual awakening. And I know you are.

Being able to make that U-turn is part of our spiritual practice and it opens up the flow of Love and brings SO MANY benefits. We can’t go wrong with holding EVERYONE in our hearts with Love. Yay!

We can be kind to develop humility or we can be humiliated. Which do you prefer? Please share in the comments below!

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Humility

Monday, April 29th, 2019

I feel so blessed. On my way up to Maine, I got to spend the afternoon, evening, and morning with my dear friends, Lisa Natoli and Bill Free, and we talked up a storm. Three people who Love God talking about their favorite topic and enjoying every blessed minute of it.

Even though we’ve only gotten to know each other in these last few years, we are as old friends, because although the details of our history are very different, our journey is much the same. We’ve all had to learn the same lessons, although in unique ways.

Talking with hundreds of people as a Spiritual Counselor and teacher, I learn their journey of awakening, and although it’s often quite different from mine logistically, it’s the same lessons.

This is why A Course in Miracles daily Lessons can work for all of us.
We all learn the same lessons.
And humility is #1.

Without humility, the door to inspiration remains closed.

Humility comes from an awareness of Unity and nothing else.

Without an awareness of Unity, there is no learning.
All learning is blocked by thoughts of separation.

We cannot hold that we are separate and different and progress on our spiritual journey.

We can learn humility through being humiliated or we can learn it through willingness. It’s our choice. We have the free will to choose how we would like to learn, but not what we will learn. That is the message of A Course in Miracles.

I’ve decided to stop learning through suffering and to learn mostly through direct insight, and I am still learning through experience but it’s happening less and less. And so that is why I feel a quickening.

Humility is the first lesson.
Humility is knowing that no one is better and no one is worse, because all are One.
Not equality, but Unity.
We are not equals, we are One.
There’s the understanding we must be willing to have in order to proceed further. Willingness is all that is required.

I used to have such hubris. My life has gotten so much better with my development of humility. I felt intensely humiliated and ashamed, and that brought me to humility – but it doesn’t have to be that way. We can choose it. We can be led and guided by Spirit.

That’s why 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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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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