Archive for the ‘Love’ 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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Honoring My father

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

I’ve learned so much from my Father. Some of it I’ve had to unlearn, and some of it has been so helpful to me, beyond any measure. More than anything, I’ve learned about Love, devotion, dedication, commitment and the value of valuing these qualities.

When I was a teenager I had a chores and responsibilities in my family. One time I forgot to do wash the kitchen floor and my Father said “But you remembered to call your friends, didn’t you? You remembered what was important to you.” He was right.

My responsibilities in the family weren’t as important as my friends. To this day, my Father’s words help me to remember what is important is not always the thing that I most enjoy doing and that I always prefer to make a conscious choice. To this day, I am grateful for the lesson learned.

If I choose from what I’m “wanting,” then I’m always left wanting and never having because the wanting never ends. I prefer to be highly intentional with each choice. I AM training my mind to always see and choose the most loving choice.

This has helped me to develop a joyful attitude towards the things that support excellence in my life and in this way I deeply and truly honor my Father.

When I began a practice of daily prayer and meditation it felt like a chore. Very often I didn’t want to do it. My teachers said how much they loved to pray. I didn’t get it. For me it was a task, a burden. It was work to get myself to be still, to take the time. I wasn’t feeling the joy. I wasn’t really receiving the benefits. It was like when I was a teenager. Yes, I “wanted” a clean kitchen floor, a high consciousness, but I also wanted to put my attention elsewhere. If I had not been committed to seeing the higher choice for Love, I’d still be wanting, endlessly wanting.

I see this in so many spiritual seekers. They “want” to be more loving. And, again, wanting and having are two different things. The one who is wanting is not devoted to having and being. Wanting never ends. The one who awakens from the dream of separation is committed to seeking the Kingdom first. This becomes their joy, their devotion and their passion. Wanting is magical thinking. Wanting is thinking something is missing. Nothing’s missing. You must look where you can find it. And that requires devotion. True spiritual success is a living commitment to being loving, even when it’s deeply challenging.

Think of this – if the love of your life was “missing” would you be devoted to finding them? Or would you simply “want” to find them? Look in your heart for the answer. That’s where the love of YOUR life is waiting for YOU!

Ramakrishna taught us, “Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.” Over the years I’ve continued to pray, to meditate and, just like with my yoga practice, I’ve become stronger, more flexible. I’ve felt the cleansing effects of prayer and meditation. The healing has taken over my awareness. Now, I cannot imagine getting out of bed in the morning without praying. I cannot imagine not going back to prayer again and again throughout the day. My practice is the embrace of my Beloved, the One TRUE LOVE of my life. The One who never tires of me. The one who always loves me and offers me the very best without restriction.

Today I demonstrate what is important to me by my devotion, by my practice, by washing the kitchen floor, exercising, smiling, being kind and patient, keeping my appointment with my meditation chair, my prayer partner and my beloved. I show up! And in this way I honor my Father who brought me as well as the one who sent me. In countless small ways I devote myself to the daily practice of showing up with love and kindness. In this way I make a profound contribution to peace in the world, and I am grateful for every experience that brought me to this moment.

Today I’m so very grateful for my father, Danny Hadley. I’ve always felt his commitment to love, to being the best father he could be to me, to caring for me, protecting and providing for me. We’ve had very difficult times and we’ve had glorious times. We are having a journey of love together, and naturally it includes the peaks and valleys.

I know that with every passing year we’re both more interested in sharing with each other the very best of ourselves. The very best is our loving hearts, our kindness, our patience, and generosity. Year after year, we’re learning to be devoted to each other as father and daughter, to the best of our ability. This is cause for celebration.

Many, many times in the past it’s been so challenging, but it’s not challenging like that anymore and we’re grateful for that. My devotion to Love itself has been my healer. I’m grateful that my father was always willing to see the best of me, even when it wasn’t readily apparent to others and even if it took him a minute. That is the gift that we can all give to each other. It’s certainly the best gift a father could ever give a daughter. Today I celebrate my father and I give thanks for him.

I give thanks that my Dad never taught me anything about God and that I got to find that on my own. I’ve never had to undo any false beliefs about the Divine. I particularly give thanks that he taught me to be able to laugh and play, to love good food and great friends, to enjoy music and nature and so much of life. He also helped me learn, above all, that I intend to never miss an opportunity to love again! Thanks, Dad! I love you so much.

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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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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Happiness

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Attaining happiness can feel elusive and complicated. Maintaining happiness can seem impossible, and that can be so intensely frustrating.  I’ve been asking Spirit to teach me about happiness, and I’ve been learning a lot.

It makes sense that happiness seems so difficult to attain and maintain.  After all, if we don’t know the TRUE cause of happiness, of course we’re going to look in all the wrong places and all the wrong faces to find it. Duh!

Fortunately, we can shift our habits and patterns of the past much faster than we realize.  We can learn to look for happiness where it can be found. And therein lies our Freedom, and also our Prosperity.

The causes of happiness and unhappiness are hidden in plain sight.  They stare us in the face all day every day, but we’re so used to them that we’re inured to them. We don’t see them at all.  It’s as if they don’t exist for us.  

Part of why we don’t see the causes of happiness is because we don’t actually know what we’re looking for.   When I was in my teens and twenties, I thought that happiness came from these things:

A good job
Money
Good boyfriend
Good apartment
Good friends
Good body

And then, of course, there were qualifiers for each of those.  For example, a good job has to have good pay, good opportunities for growth, prestige, fun, great co-workers.

When the causes of happiness are conditional, there are always qualifiers, and then the happiness can be snipped away in an instant the very moment those conditions change. 

We see these dramas played out 24/7 on the screen of life.  Over and over again in our day-to-day, we see happiness come and go because happiness is conditional.

I have found it EXTREMELY helpful to look at some of the aspects of the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes.  For instance, he talks about emotions as being different than feelings.  Emotions are temporary and the direct result of our thinking and beliefs, and feelings are more of a spiritual nature. Think of a feeling tone – a vibration vs an emotion.

Consider happiness as an emotion and Joy, with a capital J, being a feeling. But more importantly, I have come to recognize Joy as a spiritual quality that is omnipresent and available for us to express and reveal.  Spiritual qualities are always available to us – they are eternal expressions of the Divine Nature such as:

Love
Wisdom
Peace
Harmony
Freedom
Abundance

Emotions are the result of our thoughts which are magnetized into our awareness by our beliefs because like attracts like. Spiritual qualities are aspects of our Divine Nature.

Happiness is fleeting and conditional.

Joy is unconditional.

It’s not the precise teaching of ACIM,, but it feels aligned and has been very helpful to me.

Let’s do the math.
Love is not conditional.
As Shakespeare said so well, “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
If our happiness does not come from Love, then it is temporary, like the house built on sinking sands.

When my mother was so sick before she laid her body down and shuffled off the mortal coil, life was very intense, and the appearances could be the cause of much distress.  Yet, because there was so much Love being expressed, given and received, I felt this pervasive unconditional Joy despite all the gruesome appearances. 

And that helped me to really KNOW that happiness and Joy are different. 
Happiness is conditional, and therefore fleeting.
Joy is a by-product of living in alignment with Love.

Most people who experience fleeting bits of happiness don’t even realize that the main reason that they’re feeling happy is that they’ve bought the illusion that they have the thing that will make them happy and, in the having of it, they are no longer wanting.

Really catch this, because it’s been life-changing for me:
For most people, a momentary cessation of wanting is perceived as happiness.
It’s the temporary belief that “I have what I want, and therefore I want for nothing” that seems to cause the happiness. But it’s actually the laying aside of wanting, the belief in having, that causes the happiness.

That’s how delusional we’ve become – the absence of needing, wanting and craving is perceived as actual happiness.

This might be tragic, but that’s a perception, too.

All things work together for good and there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego.

When we perceive that the conditions for our happiness are not where we are, we are making exceptions.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 64 reminds us that our function is to BE the Light of the world.  It also makes it very plain and breaks it down:

Only by fulfilling the function given you by God will you be happy.  That is because your function is to be happy by using the means by which happiness becomes inevitable. There is no other way.  Therefore, every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy. 

It comes down to our choice.
It always does.
We can cry victim, but our choices are the instruments of happiness.

Our function is to choose Love and live a life of Love.
That’s our purpose.
When we’re choosing Love, extending Love, willing to see only Love, and teach only Love, then we’re in perfect alignment and Joy is our natural state.
 
There is a spiritual practice that we can implement that will help us to break these very sticky habits.  You have to do it for it to work, you cannot just read about it.  It’s about being really, truly willing to consistently choose Love.
 
If you could listen to audios and read books in order to attain happiness, you’d already be there, right?  This healing, this transformation, it requires real effort. 
 
When we effort and it doesn’t go the way we think it should, we can draw the conclusion that healing doesn’t work for us – it works for others but not for us,and that’s simply not true. Don’t ever give up. Please trust me on that one. I’m so very grateful I didn’t give up.
 
I have two radio show episodes that I’ve done that may be helpful to you – one is called Resistance to Happiness and the other is called Reluctance to Heal.  Both are in the podcast for my radio show and both have been transcribed, so you can find every part of it here at LivingACourseinMiracles.com.
 
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!  I Love you, and I thank God for you.  
 
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.  I’m developing a new offering and I’d like to know if you’re interested.
 
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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Happiness

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Attaining happiness can feel elusive and complicated. Maintaining happiness can seem impossible, and that can be so intensely frustrating.  I’ve been asking Spirit to teach me about happiness, and I’ve been learning a lot.

It makes sense that happiness seems so difficult to attain and maintain.  After all, if we don’t know the TRUE cause of happiness, of course we’re going to look in all the wrong places and all the wrong faces to find it. Duh!

Fortunately, we can shift our habits and patterns of the past much faster than we realize.  We can learn to look for happiness where it can be found. And therein lies our Freedom, and also our Prosperity.

The causes of happiness and unhappiness are hidden in plain sight.  They stare us in the face all day every day, but we’re so used to them that we’re inured to them. We don’t see them at all.  It’s as if they don’t exist for us.  

Part of why we don’t see the causes of happiness is because we don’t actually know what we’re looking for.   When I was in my teens and twenties, I thought that happiness came from these things:

A good job
Money
Good boyfriend
Good apartment
Good friends
Good body

And then, of course, there were qualifiers for each of those.  For example, a good job has to have good pay, good opportunities for growth, prestige, fun, great co-workers.

When the causes of happiness are conditional, there are always qualifiers, and then the happiness can be snipped away in an instant the very moment those conditions change. 

We see these dramas played out 24/7 on the screen of life.  Over and over again in our day-to-day, we see happiness come and go because happiness is conditional.

I have found it EXTREMELY helpful to look at some of the aspects of the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes.  For instance, he talks about emotions as being different than feelings.  Emotions are temporary and the direct result of our thinking and beliefs, and feelings are more of a spiritual nature. Think of a feeling tone – a vibration vs an emotion.

Consider happiness as an emotion and Joy, with a capital J, being a feeling. But more importantly, I have come to recognize Joy as a spiritual quality that is omnipresent and available for us to express and reveal.  Spiritual qualities are always available to us – they are eternal expressions of the Divine Nature such as:

Love
Wisdom
Peace
Harmony
Freedom
Abundance

Emotions are the result of our thoughts which are magnetized into our awareness by our beliefs because like attracts like. Spiritual qualities are aspects of our Divine Nature.

Happiness is fleeting and conditional.

Joy is unconditional.

It’s not the precise teaching of ACIM,, but it feels aligned and has been very helpful to me.

Let’s do the math.
Love is not conditional.
As Shakespeare said so well, “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
If our happiness does not come from Love, then it is temporary, like the house built on sinking sands.

When my mother was so sick before she laid her body down and shuffled off the mortal coil, life was very intense, and the appearances could be the cause of much distress.  Yet, because there was so much Love being expressed, given and received, I felt this pervasive unconditional Joy despite all the gruesome appearances. 

And that helped me to really KNOW that happiness and Joy are different. 
Happiness is conditional, and therefore fleeting.
Joy is a by-product of living in alignment with Love.

Most people who experience fleeting bits of happiness don’t even realize that the main reason that they’re feeling happy is that they’ve bought the illusion that they have the thing that will make them happy and, in the having of it, they are no longer wanting.

Really catch this, because it’s been life-changing for me:
For most people, a momentary cessation of wanting is perceived as happiness.
It’s the temporary belief that “I have what I want, and therefore I want for nothing” that seems to cause the happiness. But it’s actually the laying aside of wanting, the belief in having, that causes the happiness.

That’s how delusional we’ve become – the absence of needing, wanting and craving is perceived as actual happiness.

This might be tragic, but that’s a perception, too.

All things work together for good and there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego.

When we perceive that the conditions for our happiness are not where we are, we are making exceptions.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 64 reminds us that our function is to BE the Light of the world.  It also makes it very plain and breaks it down:

Only by fulfilling the function given you by God will you be happy.  That is because your function is to be happy by using the means by which happiness becomes inevitable. There is no other way.  Therefore, every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy. 

It comes down to our choice.
It always does.
We can cry victim, but our choices are the instruments of happiness.

Our function is to choose Love and live a life of Love.
That’s our purpose.
When we’re choosing Love, extending Love, willing to see only Love, and teach only Love, then we’re in perfect alignment and Joy is our natural state.
 
There is a spiritual practice that we can implement that will help us to break these very sticky habits.  You have to do it for it to work, you cannot just read about it.  It’s about being really, truly willing to consistently choose Love.
 
If you could listen to audios and read books in order to attain happiness, you’d already be there, right?  This healing, this transformation, it requires real effort. 
 
When we effort and it doesn’t go the way we think it should, we can draw the conclusion that healing doesn’t work for us – it works for others but not for us,and that’s simply not true. Don’t ever give up. Please trust me on that one. I’m so very grateful I didn’t give up.
 
I have two radio show episodes that I’ve done that may be helpful to you – one is called Resistance to Happiness and the other is called Reluctance to Heal.  Both are in the podcast for my radio show and both have been transcribed, so you can find every part of it here at LivingACourseinMiracles.com.
 
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!  I Love you, and I thank God for you.  
 
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.  I’m developing a new offering and I’d like to know if you’re interested.
 
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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Leaving Hatred Behind

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

I used to find that when I got annoyed with some inanimate object that wasn’t doing what I wished it to do, that I’d tell it, “I hate you.”  I’d say “I hate you” to the drawer that wouldn’t close properly or the jar that wouldn’t open.  It was a kind of automatic response.

At first, the “I hate you’s” were hidden.  I’d just feel annoyed, or frustrated or angry, but then as I became more and more aware of my thoughts, I realized that I was thinking the thought “I hate you.” The more loving I became, the more the “I hate you’s” became obvious.  What did I do shift it?

As soon as I’d “hear” myself say “I hate you,” I’d pause and take a breath.  Then, waking up from sleepwalking and dropping into my heart, I’d say, “No, I don’t hate you.  There’s no hatred here, only Peace and Love.”  I found that it was essential to my well being not to allow the upset to go unchecked.  I learned how valuable it is to shift it right away and to correct the error in my thinking.

Now, when the jar won’t open or the drawer doesn’t close I say, “I Love you.”

It might seem strange to say “I hate you” or “I Love you” to an inanimate object, but what I’m really doing is saying it to all of life.  I’m saying it to my own mind.

Since there’s only one life, one Presence, one Spirit, if I say “I hate you,” in a very real sense, I’m saying it to everyone and everything.  I’ve come to see that all hatred is self-hatred, because there’s only One.

I have found that these seemingly small changes make a big difference in my life. It’s really worth paying attention to every thought we think.  Our mind is the Mind of God, and the Mind of God never sleeps.  It’s always responding and creating our experience, our feelings, our life.  The ONLY way to change our lives is to change our thinking.

At first, it seemed like such a burden to monitor my thoughts, but now I’m so clear that it’s a release and a relief.  Every day I’m taking out more of the trash and giving it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.  Every day there’s more Clarity and more Freedom.  It’s worth the effort to do the clearing.  I’m so grateful that I saw the value of being committed to making little changes every day.

Let all hatred be healed back to the root cause.  Yes!

FINDING FREEDOM FROM FEAR starts TODAY!

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.

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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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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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Pain Relief

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Pain is such a teacher. And it’s a teacher I’m not interested in learning with anymore. There are all kinds of pain, and I don’t wish to experience any of them anymore. I feel complete with what pain has to offer.

As an A Course in Miracles student, I know that “Pain is a wrong perspective,” as it says in Lesson 190 which is “I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”

We can actually give up anticipating pain. Let’s do that. Let’s agree that pain is not part of our future.

I’m for a pain-free life, a life of learning through Joy.

I experience a minor amount of physical pain, and rarely experience emotional or mental pain anymore – but they used to be pretty steady. This is what compels me to share what I’m discovering and learning about what’s possible for us.

I believe we can all be shining examples of joyful learners!

If you absolutely knew that Spirit could transform your perspective your pain and suffering to Peace and Prosperity, but it would take two to five years depending upon your willingness, would you delay? What would you start to do differently?

When I had so much pain in my life, one of my constant thoughts was that I had SO FAR TO GO. I wish I had known then that I didn’t have ANYWHERE as far to go as I thought I did. I did the biggest part of my transformation in two years. TWO YEARS!! This is why my programs are in-depth, and Masterful Living is a full year with the ability to continue on for many years, so we don’t give up and keep going!

Had I been able to comprehend how much faster I could reach a place of mostly Peace and happiness, I would have stopped delaying and gotten on with it decades sooner. I just didn’t know.

This is really a big part of why I write this “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” each day, and why I record a new prayer each day, because we can get there so much faster than we think. Knowing this helps us get to the place of Peace faster!

ACIM also says that our willingness is all that’s required. What helped me to really increase my willingness was to start saying these affirmations:

I am willing to be all-in for Love.
I am doing it now.
God is working through me now.
Healing is happening now.
I accept and allow my healing with my whole heart.
Thank you Spirit for my healing!

I encourage you to work with these and to find your own! In the comments section below, please share any powerful affirmations that you’ve found that support your awakening to Love!

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

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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The Real Me

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Yesterday I was writing about how I came to be ALL IN for Spirit and this healing transformation. This morning I woke up thinking about it again. For so long I felt like I was bumping up against an invisible wall that wouldn’t let me make the kind of advancement in my spiritual growth that I KNEW was possible.

It wasn’t until I decided to go ALL IN for Spirit that I began to feel things really moving. Of course, I became so diligent for practicing non-judgment and for releasing the judgments of the past, and that’s what let the Love begin to flow. All judgments are a block to the flow of Love. I began to recognize that I was like a person who had become used to being dehydrated and only half alive

As the healing began to accelerate, what I began to feel was what I’ll call the REAL Jennifer.

I had always believed the real Jennifer was basically a bad person trying to compensate for her badness by being loving, compassionate and kind. I believed I was a fake because I had SO MANY unkind thoughts. Can you relate?

The thing that helped me the most was working with counseling clients and couples. Working individually with people, I learned so much. I had such a strong intention to see their Beauty and perfectionism that I was able to also see mine. I began to REALLY understand how the mind works and how the patterns begin and how they could be unwound and released forever.

It wasn’t until I was WILLING to see that everything, everything, EVERY THING worked together for my good that I could actually experience it. I had to be willing to follow the guidance I was getting in order to be led to what would truly be my answered prayer.

Letting go of the false beliefs about myself that were a false construct, like armor around my true Self, my Higher Holy Spirit Self, brought me to a place of actually loving being me. I really enjoy being myself,and I feel that I’ve finally let go of the idea that I’m bad. I am so grateful to see and know more clearly than ever that everyone and everything is perfect. And that includes YOU!

Thank you for being my Prayer Partner today!

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 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 myHow 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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ALL IN

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Today I’m getting ready to transfer hotels to the Boston Parker House for the ACIM Conference and my pre-conference workshop tomorrow. I’m so fired up to share this weekend I have to share with you now! I just can’t wait.

You already know that I struggled for decades trying to find the spiritual keys that would unlock the pain and suffering that I was dealing with, just like everybody else. I studied so many things to try and find the answer. I read so many books and listened to so many audios, and still it eluded me. And then, I saw the Light at the end of the ego’s tunnel of distractions and realized that there was a way to speed up this process of healing.

One of my favorite quotes from Ernest Holmes is about healing and the time it takes. I love this quote so much because it opened my mind to tremendous healing.

Holmes said, “The only time that it takes to have a healing is the time that it takes to have a realization.

It took me a while, but I finally had that light bulb moment that was a lighting bolt! I had a TRUE realization, and here it is:

I was utterly convinced that healing took time.
I believed that I had to earn my healing.
I felt I KNEW that I had to undo my negative karma piece by piece.

Because I believed it I was experiencing it, because that’s how this world works.

I believed healing took time, and so it was taking me decades to slog through it.
I believed that I had to earn my healing, so I was working to earn points by volunteering, by studying spiritual programs and developing my spiritual knowledge.
I believed that I had to undo my negative karma piece by piece, and so I was doing just that by making amends, changing my mind, letting things go, and practicing compassion.

And then I began to really focus on my willingness.
I started to give real attention to each healing opportunity that presented itself and I could change my mind, go the other way.

I started to be truly, deeply grateful for the challenges that came my way that were my opportunities to practice kindness, patience, generosity of the heart, and develop a great willingness. I began to feel a great strength building in my capacity to be loving no matter what.

And then, when I was in Ministerial School, I really GOT the teaching of “Seek first the kingdom of God, which is within, and ALL ELSE will be added unto you.” I realized that I was still looking outside myself A LOT.

I decided to go ALL IN for my own spiritual practice of forgiveness and non-judgment.

I was actively practicing forgiveness by surrendering the meaning I’d attached to things from the past. AND I was actively choosing to be loving as much as I possibly good and doing better and better with it every day.

Every day I was falling down so many times. The judgments were so constant and consuming, but I didn’t give up because I had made that decision to be ALL IN.

Think of it this way:
Let’s say that you decide to be an Olympic athlete and you start training. You’ve made the decision. You are going to do this. You have to do it ALL IN or it can’t be done. Right? You cannot train to be an Olympic athlete as a hobby. That’s not even a possibility. You MUST choose to put your total focus on it or you will fail. So, that’s what I did. Now, of course, my Olympic sport is actually being able to totally focus on LOVE. That’s my “sport.”

So my spiritual training is with my heart and mind congruence.
And it is still my training today.
I improve every day.

I have not had a day of no improvement in the more than 13 years since I started this.

I have succeeded every single day, even when I had days where my judgments were spilling out all over and I said and did unkind things.

Every day I have still made progress no matter how intense the day was. Why?

Because I am not doing this alone.
I am held by the almighty LOVE of GOD and I am PART OF GOD.
God cannot fail and neither can I.

The measure of my success is my willingness to place my trust in Love in each moment. I don’t look back. I go forward. When I make mistakes and say things that are less than kind. When I get upset or annoyed, I come back into my right mind, I breathe, I pause, and I choose again.

Spirit has shown me that when I practice non-judgment of myself and stay a neutral observer of my errors then I can remain in my heart and have compassion for my shortfalls. When I express self-compassion, then I am able to really raise my vibration to a high degree of Love and as ACIM says, “All expressions of Love are MAXIMAL.”

Love IS our healer.
It is the ONLY healer that actually SOLVES the illusion of a problem because it dissolves the illusion in our mind.

When I choose to be loving and kind with myself, and not judge myself for my errors, then there’s more Love being expressed in the world than if no error had occurred in the first place.

In this way, I learned turn ALL my errors into a benefit.

Catch this: There’s more Love being expressed in this world, in my heart, BECAUSE I made an error when I practice an active self-compassion instead of judgment. This makes every error a WIN!

I could never have seen or felt this or really comprehended the power of it until I went ALL IN for Love. Love is revealing it’s “secrets” to us when we’re willing to value them. This is how I discovered that Love is the ONLY healer.

It was during that time of my life right after I decided to go ALL IN that I began to get downloads of how to transform my heart and mind very quickly. And then I was led to A Course in Miracles, which further deepened and clarified my practice.

For me, it went this way: Because I became SO willing, I got the gift of ACIM so that I could have this validation from my teacher in the external world. It became the only book I needed, and yet I knew, that even if I lost it, it was written in my heart.

That time in my life became a very intense boot camp experience where the shame, the blame, the resentments and the regrets, the gnawing guilt all fell away. I began to remember my true identity and feel a whole new understanding of my Self. I began to be glad for my life and the opportunity to redeem myself and be of service to the Light. I became grateful for everything, even if it took me a minute or two.

Then, my teacher said to me, “Jennifer, you’ve found the road map that everyone is looking for. How did you find it?”

I said, “I can only say that it appeared in front of me, step-by-step of what to do and why. I found it because I was looking for it, and it was more important to me than anything else. I am ALL IN for this spiritual healing and awakening.”

Then she said, “You must share it with others who are looking and can’t find it. They need to hear your voice and see you in order to believe it’s real.”

I didn’t really wish to do that. I had gotten so comfortable mostly being reclusive, but I knew she was right, so I asked Spirit to show me the way, and that’s how my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot camp with ACIM principles came into being.

What I discovered right away, with that first offering in 2008, is that doing this work in community is SO much easier. People in class were moving SO MUCH MORE QUICKLY than I ever did. In the group effort, with the group support, people found it easy to be willing. Things that took me months, and even years, took them only minutes or days. It blew me away.

Their relationships were healing so quickly! It was then that I began to really focus on creating programs where there is a community that connects so that people will fully engage as mighty companions.

A Course in Miracles tells us that JOINING together with others to see the wholeness and perfection in each other is the fastest path. It’s true. It’s SO MUCH easier to see someone else’s perfection than our own. Our brothers and sisters are our salvation when we’re willing to see them correctly and in a non-judgmental, loving spiritual community we practice it and laugh when we fall down. Not taking ourselves so seriously is a gift!

Everything in ACIM is true. If we’re looking for the answers, if we’re looking for the way out of suffering, it can only be found in having the realizations of truth that set us free from the delusions of lack, attack and limitation.

These realizations come naturally.
ACIM calls them miracles.
We are entitled to miracles.
We are entitled to realizations.
The only time it takes to have a healing is the time it takes to have a realization of truth.

Time has nothing to do with it – only willingness does.
Your willingness is ALL that’s required.

When I was in the UK at the ACIM Conference there last weekend, I gave my talk about being ALL IN to stop playing small and shared what TRUE willingness is and is not, and how to cultivate it. SO many people were coming up to me and telling me they were inspired to go ALL IN.

AND we must walk our talk. We can’t just say these things – we must actually DO IT.

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!

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!

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

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. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Being ALL IN for God. 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 Spirit and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

And if you’re at the Boston ACIM Conference, please give me a hug and let me know you’re ALL IN for Love!

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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.

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Increase Your Faith Even More!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

I’m just back from England and in the Boston area and excited for the ACIM Conference this weekend! More unfolding goodness for us to claim and embody! Woo-hoo! If you’ll be at the Conference, please make sure to say hi to me, have a meal, and connect someway. I love to be able to spend time together.

Last week when I did the radio broadcast on “Increase Your Faith” I had no idea it would be a Part 1. This is such a favorite topic of mine, and I’m excited to find out what Spirit brings today when I share “Increase Your Faith – Part 2.”

I’ve learned that the entire practice of A Course in Miracles depends upon the willingness to place our trust in Love rather than in our opinions and judgments. That one practice is what ACIM is ALL about.

When we are willing to place our trust in Love, then all of our wrong decisions are undone and all the consequences of the wrong decisions are undone, too. There’s such a healing that unfolds for us, and we can actually just allow it to be revealed in our heart and mind.

Our healing does require a great willingness to let go of the concept that we’re bad and unworthy. We have to TRULY be willing to let it go. And that’s often very intense because we’re so identified with the concept we hold about ourselves.

I work on this every day, and sometimes little bits fall away and sometimes big chunks. The more willing we are to be loving, the bigger the chunks are that dissolve and resolve back to the nothingness.

Every idea that there is something bad or wrong with us is false. Let’s agree to remember that we are perfectly designed BE the Light of the world. Let’s put this first and foremost in our awareness and make it more important than anything else, and Spirit will absolutely do all the rest. Today’s the day!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Book your Goal Setting session now! 
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.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Increase Your Faith – Part 2.
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!

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Celebrating True Freedom

Monday, May 20th, 2019

I’m flying back to the U.S. today and I feel on FIRE from the expansion of the ACIM Conference in England. What a blessing to be in person with so many people from Masterful Living and Finding Freedom. We’ve had such fun together. Just being together is absolutely healing. I look forward to joining with the folks in Boston next weekend at the ACIM Conference there!

I’m even more grateful for the opportunity to offer my Finding Freedom From Fear class again in just a couple of weeks!

I am celebrating true Freedom for us all!

I have a lot to share, so much insight and healing for me personally. WOW! It’s going to take me a minute to process and that’s part of why I didn’t send a Spiritual Espresso yesterday. Everything configured for me to just take a pass yesterday and it’s the first time I can think of in many years.

I feel deeply that I’ve made a huge internal leap in unwinding separation thinking and I’m so grateful. All spiritual students will ultimately realize that our belief that we’re separate from God is the only real problem we have – and it shows up as the essence or core belief that results in every other problem we think we have.

And yet, the ego persists in the thought patterns of separation showing up in our life every day. Separation seems alive and well when we label ourselves and others. When we judge, we’re choosing the pain of separation thinking. Separation shows up as thoughts of lack and attack. Separation shows up as worry, doubt, and fear.

The antidote is to appreciate the sameness rather than sorting, labeling, and separating. Celebrating the oneness of all life is heart and mind opening.

Thanks to my father, I found this wonderful video of a TV commercial from Denmark. I invite you to take a couple of sweet short minutes to open your heart to the beauty of oneness. This video is SO heart-opening and beautiful. Does it touch you? Bring tears? Does it inspire you to do something different? Let me know! Please leave a comment below.

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.

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YES

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

I’m getting ready to speak at the A Course in Miracles Conference here in England. It’s wonderful to be able to join with so many like-minded souls and precious friends from Finding Freedom and Masterful Living. It’s wonderful to meet longtime Prayer Partners in person! I feel so blessed.

My YES is total. My intention is to bring a message that is deeply healing, nourishing and transformative. I pray that Spirit speaks directly through me into the heart of each listener and blasts away all false beliefs, all attachments, all cravings, all aversions ,and transforms the pain of the past into the glory of God’s Infinite Love right NOW.

My prayer is that I am that open expression of Divine Wisdom that is clear and available for an authentic message of miraculous transmutation of suffering to pure and perfect Love.

I am more than willing. I am highly intentional.
I set my aspiration to the maximum load of God’s Goodness for us all.

I love to be fully available for Spirit and put Spirit in charge.
I’m not worried.
I’m not nervous.
I’m excited what Spirit has to say for us this morning!

Today is the day the Lord has made for us.
The Lord is the great law of Life that always blesses and never punishes.

I am grateful to say YES without hesitation or resistance.

I am grateful for everything that has led me to this moment.

Thank you God for this day and every day to be able to walk the talk and live the Love!

Oh, it’s ON! Let’s BE this Love NOW!

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.

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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.

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Mom

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

One of the greatest gifts I gave myself was to let go of the blocks to Love in my relationship with my precious mother. My experience taught me the value and power of true forgiveness. It improved the quality of every moment of my life since then.

Sometimes Love is a decision.
We decide to Love and stop withholding.
We can get there through Self-Forgiveness.

Love is constant. It doesn’t come and go like affection, or kindness, or willingness.

Our very nature is Love.
It’s our nature to be constant in loving, and I know that we are returning to that awareness and that way of living and it is what I practice each day.

What I didn’t know when I was growing up is that one of the reasons why I had so many issues with my mother was that she had so many issues with her self and with her own mother.

I had no idea that I could choose Love and be that fulcrum point of Love in our family. I didn’t know that I could heal the generations.

My journey with my mother helped me to really KNOW the power of Love. And forgiveness is a great act of Self-Love.

There is nothing to be guilty for.
Being guilty is withholding Self-Love.
Forgiveness is the only way out of that pain.

Forgiveness liberates us from withholding Love.
Forgiveness is like water to a seed laying on the surface of a desert. With water there is life and with Love there is life.

One person, one seed, can become an oasis.
That’s what I feel happened for me – all because I decided to do the very forgiveness work that I now share. If I hadn’t done my own forgiveness work, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Don’t make anything more important. This is it! TRULY!

I became compelled to FORGIVE EVERYTHING when my Mom got a terminal cancer diagnosis.

My whole life has changed because of my practice of forgiveness.
I love what A Course in Miracles says:

“It is as sure that those who hold grievances will suffer guilt, as it is certain that those who forgive will find peace. 3 It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.” ~ Lesson 68, Love Holds No Grievances

I decided I was committed to remembering my TRUE identity and letting go of the false. That’s the best decision I ever made – and it still rings through my heart and mind today. I failed every day, but I stayed committed. When I failed, I started again.

My mom made her transition in 2008. I made this video in 2012 and I share it with you now with the intention that it might inspire you to a greater forgiveness. If you would like my support for forgiveness, please check out my free workshop How to Get Over It

It was a tremendous effort for me to let go of the ego’s grievances. And it was absolutely worth every bit of it.

No matter where you are in your relationship with your mother, (or anyone) even if they’ve passed on, you can still completely heal the relationship and experience a holy relationship. Truly, your willingness is all that’s required.

It’s your willingness to forgive yourself. Not them.
Forgive yourself for holding a grievance. Start there.
When we hold grievances, we lose our way in the world.
Fortunately, forgiveness is the way back.

There’s no greater gift that you can give to yourself, your family, and the world than to heal the grievances, of this I am certain. If you are truly willing, even a little bit, Spirit will make a way. The more willing we are, the faster and easier it is.

Ultimately we will choose to let the grievances go. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today is the day!

When I had such a healing with my mother, that’s when I got inspired, compelled even, to create a class to share what I learned that actually worked to heal my relationship with my Mom.

That class was originally called Family Freedom and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear. People have such amazing results with this class. Have the courage to go for it!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION OPENED YESTERDAY
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.

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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!

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.

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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!

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.

Finding Freedom From Fear waiting list sign up

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Breakthrough

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

OMG I love what is unfolding in this ministry! I’m so blessed, because right now I get to talk 1-on-1 with the folks in my Masterful Living Course and hear how they’re doing in a more intimate connection. Not everyone is having the same high level of results 100% of the time, and sometimes there needs to be a breakDOWN before there comes a breakTHROUGH. I’ve certainly experienced that so many times!

I love that more and more people are willing to really do the work and stop just talking about it.

I love that more and more people are realizing that the tools and practices actually work and miracles are the result.

Plus, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the people who are showing up to walk this path with me!

Yesterday, I was thinking about how intense the ego thought system is. I’m always opening my mind to more ways to be truly helpful.

It’s not always easy to experience or witness, but very often we do have to have an intense break down before we can have that amazing break through.

I sometimes think of the movie An Officer and A Gentleman with Richard Gere, Lou Gossett and Debra Winger. I think of the scene where Gere’s character, Mayo, finally has a breakdown to get his breakthrough.

It’s so intense for his ego, but it’s so necessary. He wants to be an officer, but he doesn’t have team spirit because he feels so alone and on his own. He’s got to look out for #1 because no one else will. In order for him to be an officer, he’s got to be ALL about the team or he can never lead. He doesn’t get that. He has to hit rock bottom to develop some true humility and get out of his false hubris.

It’s painful to go through these humiliations. It’s not required for us to fall to our knees in shame and desperation in order to have finally have the humility to let God in, to let other people in, to realize that we need to be connected to others and we cannot do it all on our own – but we often choose that painful path. Fortunately, it does work if we hit the bottom hard enough – it can knock some sense into us.

I am so very grateful for everything it’s taken for me to get to this point and I don’t look back with anything except gratitude for the opportunity to learn to Love myself and others. It’s a wild ride, and I’m so glad I don’t have to go back and do it again!

Here’s the memorable sequence from An Officer and A Gentleman – it makes me cry every time. I am grateful for God’s eternal Love. I am so grateful that Spirit never gives up on us, and that EVERYTHING works together for our good!

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.

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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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In the Flow of Prosperity

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Very often, I notice that people are willing to work so very hard to earn money when they are feeling financially challenged, and they’ll keep working and working to earn more. Rather than focus any attention at all at eliminating the mental and emotional causes of lack and limitation, most people think that the answer is ONLY more money.

It took me a long time to see that having faith, placing my trust in Love (God) would open up my Prosperity.

The big shift came when I realized that since God is all that there is, EVERYTHING I receive, I receive from God. I had the shift in my awareness, and then came the shift in my life.

Recognizing that EVERYTHING I had or would have came from the unlimited Source (God) helped me to also understand that EVERYTHING I gave, I gave TO God.

There’s only one place to receive FROM and once place to give TO.

I realized that, since there’s just this One – I could stop keeping score. I could give wherever I felt called to give, and not have a thought that anyone owed me anything – including a thank you.

I also realized could receive without thinking that I owed anyone. No strings attached anymore. God has no strings, because God is not a manipulator.

God is unlimited and unprecedented Source and supply – I could, if I chose, learn to receive without limits. How cool is that?

You see, it’s all in the mind.
The flow starts in the mind and then shows up in your life.

Would you like to open up the flow? Here’s a simple tip for you:

If you have strings attached to ANYTHING then you’re not in the flow.

Thinking someone owes you a thank you, or recognition, or even any small amount of appreciation is “giving to get”.  Let it go and open up the flow.

Are there any people in your life that you think OWE you?
If you KNEW that your experiences of lack and limitation were tied to that thought, would you be willing to give it up?

Forgive the debtors and the trespassers in your life to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. Forgiving yourself is the best place to begin. Self-forgiveness is the key.

You can get my FREE HOW TO GET OVER IT forgiveness workshop and give yourself the gift of unblocking the flow of Love and Prosperity in your life.

When we Love ourselves, we take action to make the most loving choices and that includes eliminating the thoughts that are the cause of our suffering. We can eliminate lack and limitation thinking. It’s much easier than working and working to earn more money that doesn’t do anything to change the underlying cause of our experience.

I’ve learned that I’d rather change my thinking than repeat my problems anymore. I’ve got more productive things to do with my time and energy! Now’s the time for us to rise and shine!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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!

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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