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Surviving Intense Times with Grace

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

What I am noticing is that the time of healing is getting increasingly intense for all of us.  People are melting down and flipping out.  

For those who are fully committed to being loving and compassionate, it does get easier and easier. Still, there’s not one of us that isn’t being energetically pushed to give up the habits, beliefs, and patterns that keep us playing small.

In my own experience, I noticed a pattern that repeated itself for many years until I finally broke out of it.

My pattern was this:

I would get triggered by something. Something would happen that felt like it was wrong and bad. It felt like a betrayal or a loss. I would start to ruminate on it, building my case like a lawyer gathering evidence for the dark side of my personality. I call it making “resentment stew.”

I would continue to stir that pot and eat from it, day after day, strengthening my case to argue about the unfairness, the blame, and my resentment. It was as though I was constantly arguing my case before God, looking for God to make me right and to make THINGS in my life right.

It took me A VERY LONG TIME – many, many years, to realize that the daily consumption of “resentment stew” was driving a whole sequence of things – it was part of a very intense pattern.

Here’s what I learned:

The making of the “resentment stew” would lower my vibration, which made me unable to see many good things that were available to me. I literally couldn’t see them or receive them because I wasn’t a vibrational match for them. Instead, I became a vibrational match for things I DID NOT want happening in my life.

My choice to ruminate on what I didn’t like and didn’t want just brought more of it into my life, because like attracts like.

Then I would find myself withdrawing into isolation and self-medication in order to drown out how I was feeling and, of course, lowered my vibration even more. It gained me even more time to ruminate on what I didn’t like and weave the web of attachment to upset.

There were times in that stuck place of self-medicating that I would literally think “This is all I have. This momentary distraction and fake pleasure of self-medication, the numbing of my mind and senses.” It was the only thing I was “enjoying.” I lost track of what real enjoyment, pleasure, and happiness were. My whole perspective got skewed and twisted.

I knew it was self-sabotage. I hated myself for it. I felt compelled and addicted. AND, because of focusing so much on resentment and revenge, I didn’t have the strength to lift myself out of it. My negativity made me weak. Like Superman and kryptonite – our resentments and judgments make us weak.

It is a dangerous and slippery slope.

It felt like I was caught in a whirlpool that was pulling me down, further and further. I wanted so much to live a spiritual life – to get God’s Seal of Approval and goodness, and it would seem further and further away.

The pull of the negative pattern was SO STRONG.

I remember thinking this thought “When I die from being stuck in this pattern, they should write on my gravestone – ‘She tried, she really tried, but she just couldn’t do it – the pull was too strong.'”

I couldn’t see the pattern until I was willing to take responsibility for it. I had to stop blaming others for how I felt and where I was in my experience. When I finally became honestly willing to commit to giving up my attack thoughts – the judgments and opinions, and all the attachments to the meaning I made of things, my interpretations and what I thought was right and wrong – that’s when things changed for me.

Because of my willingness to look for loving thoughts and to stop energizing the unloving thoughts, I learned that true gratitude raises my vibration very quickly. It was a relief to be grateful and raise my vibration! 

I learned to be grateful for everything and to practice it as part of my spiritual practice ALL DAY LONG. I began to trade the constant judging attack thoughts for being truly grateful, and that led me to see that I am the one who is responsible for everything in my life.

I learned that everything serves a good and holy purpose in my life – everything. And, I learned to accept that fact with gratitude, even when it didn’t make any sense for me. And I learned to ask for help from the I AM Presence – the Higher Holy Self.

I realized I was never upset for the reason I thought, and I was always upset when I didn’t take responsibility and didn’t choose gratitude. It was pretty simple, really. Phew! I started to see some light at the end of this birthing tunnel.

Gratitude raises us up so we can see and hear and feel and know more clearly the truth that sets us free.

The most challenging and torturous situations in my life became a Godsend. Literally. I couldn’t see that until I was willing to see it. (This is why I say: You gotta wanna.) The intensity of my challenges gave me the PRESSURE COOKER to be vigilant and change my mind 1000 times a day. 

I began to be grateful for everything, even when it felt like my heart was breaking and my mind was at war with itself. That pressure cooked me, and I began to live a miraculous life — because of my willingness.

In the last 19 years of counseling, teaching classes and workshops, and leading retreats, I’ve experienced a lot of miraculous healing and I’ve witnessed a lot of miraculous healing. My offerings are about doing the work – rolling up your spiritual sleeves and getting to it – in the community – with like-minded souls who also have some degree of willingness.

Together we wipe away the shame, reluctance, resistance, self-hatred, and the stains of all the mistakes of the past. A lot of the time it’s not easy. It requires attention and willingness. It rocks our world. And, it does bring a miraculous life – a life of miracles, unfolding Joy and Beauty. It’s a fact.

Sometimes the 3-D world of form seems so intense. I call it density, because that’s how it feels when we’re stuck in the muck and mire. What we don’t know is that the density becomes so intense to get us in order to squeeze us to finally make a decision to do things differently. It’s like the pressure that is put on a piece of coal to reveal the diamond that is possible. It’s like a birthing.

Birthing is never easy, never pretty. It’s always quite messy. There’s screaming and crying and pain.

We all have a diamond heart we’re giving birth to. We can discover it willingly and gratefully or with tremendous pressure, or we can give up and come back later. It’s up to us. It’s our choice. This world is about choice.

Rev. Michael Beckwith introduced me – spiritually – to the wonderful Christian Mystic, Dr. Howard Thurman whose writings have been an inspiration to me. I share this with you now as an offering of inspiration to remember you are true diamond heart nature:

The Moments of High Resolve

“Despite the dullness and barrenness of the days that pass, if I search with due diligence, I can always find a deposit left by some former radiance. But I had forgotten. At the time it was full-orbed, glorious, and resplendent. I was sure that I would never forget. In the moment of it’s fullness, I was sure that it would illumine my path for all the rest of my journey. I had forgotten how easy it is to forget.

“There was no intent to betray what seemed so sure at the time. My response was whole, clean, authentic. But little-by-little, there crept into my life the dust and grit of the journey. Details, lower-level demands, all kinds of crosscurrents – nothing momentous, nothing overwhelming, nothing flagrant – just wear and tear. If there had been some direct challenge, a clear-cut issue, I would have fought it to the end and beyond.

“In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed.”

Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve. ~ Dr. Howard Thurman

In this time of birthing, don’t give up. Keep fresh before you the moments of your high resolve. Call upon the Higher Holy Self to lead the way and bring the Light. Find like-minded souls to go through the journey with. Give yourself extra support, tenderness, and care. Begin to speak to yourself with words of Love, “Darling, you can do it, you ARE doing it. Sweetheart, you have what it takes. Everything is for you and nothing is against you. You already are perfect Love.”

Now is our time, now is your time. You DO have what it takes – it’s pre-installed and cannot be damaged or removed. The Kingdom is within, seek first the Kingdom and ALL else will be added unto you. A little gratitude and willingness will turn the tide today. It always does.

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!

We’re all on a journey of expanding awareness, and there’s so much help for us in the invisible.  We’re never alone.  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’re answering our call to BE the Love.  YES!  

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Eliminating Failure

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

I used to have a fear of failure, and I see that many are stopped in living their deep heart’s desires because they fear their own failure. There is a surefire recipe to avoid failure and it works every time. You are the chef, and the main ingredient is God’s Love living through you and as you. We’re always free to choose “whom” we will serve – God or ego.

The first thing you start with is your goal. What would you like to accomplish? Let’s say your goal is to have a job you love that pays well. In your recipe, your goal represents the photo of the end result in the cookbook. Your goal is the mental picture.

The main ingredient is your desire to serve the Light.

That fire of desire ignites the heart and the Spirit responds.

Next is your Intention. Make sure your intention is anchored in how you will feel. For instance: “My intention is to feel prosperous and fulfilled in the work that I do.” Your intention must incorporate the spiritual change you intend to make in how you feel or you’ll never FEEL successful. Keep the Divine out and you have already failed.

A key ingredient for spiritual success is dedicating the benefits of your fulfilled intention to be shared with everyone because you’re One with them. Allow yourself to fully embrace the fact that as One is lifted, all are lifted. Here is your opportunity to INTEND to share the benefits of your expansion with all beings.

“My intention is to feel prosperous and fulfilled in the work that I do and share the benefits of my expansion with all beings because I AM One with them.”

Now you’ve brought the Divine into your heart and mind, and God will do the work as long as you stay true to your intention. All are fed by your willingness to multiply the loaves and fishes in your life and release the thought of separation forever.

Spirit cannot fail and neither will you.

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Getting Rid of Guilt

Friday, October 18th, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that keeping us feeling guilty is what our special Love relationships are all about. It tells us that our special Love relationships are relationships that are actually backward. Instead of unconditional Love there’s co-dependency, which is conditional Love. This kind of relationship only increases our suffering because we become so attached to the other person validating us.

In the special Love relationship, we are attracted to the person who affirms our false identity. That’s not Love. It’s a poor substitute.

In our special relationships, we begin by being so glad and excited that someone is affirming our specialness, but we know that if someone’s not seeing our true identity, they aren’t loving our true Self, only the false self. Deep down, we know it’s a poor arrangement.

If we don’t show our true Self, how can someone ever really love us?

If we present a false self in our relationships – one that we think is more likable than our true Self, and if we hide how we feel so people don’t even know what’s going on with us, won’t we actually be preventing others from loving us?

The shift happens when we love ourselves.

In the false, fake, special relationship, our upset is a display to manipulate others into feeling guilty for having upset us. Is it Love if we’re manipulating someone to do what we’d like?

Do you wish to be in a relationship with someone who blames their upset on you and then tries to make you feel guilty for it?

The way out of this pain is to take responsibility for our upsets. It helps to be able to be transparent about how we feel and to not blame anyone.

There’s such a great reward when we can let people Love us. It’s one of the reasons why we love dogs so much. We allow them to love us, and it makes them so happy!

When we allow others to love us, there’s a healing that happens for everyone because Love is our healer!

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Spiritual Fitness

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Cultivating the ability to GENUINELY be aware of our thoughts is to living a miraculous life what stretching and exercising are to have a healthy body. Many people satisfy themselves with reading about spirituality and listening to audios about spirituality. They don’t break a sweat. There’s no real exercise in it.

It’s like getting a gym membership, putting on your exercise outfit, going to the gym and watching everyone else workout while reading a book about what they’re doing and then listening to audio about what they did and how they did it. It’s “armchair spirituality”. We can have gain without pain, but we cannot grow without doing the inner work.

We all have a personal trainer in the Higher Holy Spirit Self, but we must be willing to do what the Trainer advises. And that Personal Trainer that we ALL have is always inviting us to be loving to ourselves, because we’re worthy of Love.

ALL are worthy.

Unworthiness is the most chronic illness that people have in this world. It attacks us mentally and emotionally – but only if we agree. It has no power if we don’t agree.

When we get triggered into feeling life is too hard and feel helpless and hopeless, that’s the time to put on our workout gear, Partner UP with our own Higher Holy Spirit Self and look at our stinking thinking.

When we get triggered, it’s important to realize that we’re being helped to release the thoughts that are being triggered. It’s time to change our minds and release our attachments to the thoughts that are upsetting us. If our thoughts are upsetting us, it’s because they aren’t true.

Anytime we believe something that’s false it upsets us, it’s our “Divine Alarm Clock” going off letting us know that it’s time for healing through that inner exercise of relinquishing the false, affirming the truth, and choosing Freedom.

I AM available for healing.

I AM grateful for every healing opportunity. I AM victorious!

Do you notice that you sometimes feel people are unworthy of Love? Do you see that pattern shifting and changing in your heart and mind? Please share in the comments section below! I’d love to know!

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Spirit of Ego?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

So many times I’ve had the experience of getting an idea to do something and not knowing if it was ego or intuition. I’d struggle with it. Ultimately, it would come down to me choosing what I wanted most. That wasn’t always a good thing.

I’m often asked – “How can I tell if it’s ego or intuition?” We’d like to know so we can choose correctly – or so it seems. What I’ve witnessed and learned from is that many people say they’d like to have greater intuition, but they’ll reject the guidance if it doesn’t match their plan.

Yes, as long as we’re IDENTIFIED with the ego-personality, the separate selfish self, then we’ll be confused about whether or not what we think is guidance from Spirit really is guidance.

It’s painful not knowing. It’s intensely challenging sometimes.

What helps is if we’re willing to really follow Spirit’s guidance.

It also helps if we’re doing lots of forgiveness and we’re dropping our judgments because that allows us to hear, feel, see, and know more clearly what’s really going on. Our false beliefs, opinions, resentments, blame, and shame cloud our view.

Intuition is a still, small Voice that is so distinct,
it can be heard over the cacophony of the ego
because it’s a higher vibration,
not because it’s louder.
Be willing to listen and you shall hear.

Intuition is without judgment – that’s what gives it the smallness.

Intuition is pure Love – that’s what gives it the stillness.

Have you ever been able to recognize the still small “Voice” through the intensity of ego insanity? Have you been able to follow it? Did it bring you miracles? Please share in the comments section below! I’d love to know!

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Miraculous Life

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Doesn’t it sometimes seem like a miracle that we can change our minds and stop making a mess of our lives? For a long time I was so AMAZED at the transformation I was experiencing. I had no idea that it was possible for me to change my mind with so much ease and grace. Who knew?

We can all live a miraculous life.

We’re entitled to miracles – that’s what it says in A Course in Miracles. We naturally experience what feels like a miraculous flow of Love and support when we align with Love in our hearts and hold ourselves accountable. It can feel surprising and even shocking!

Once we really understand the power of our thinking, then we can actively choose to work in the invisible and be effective every day in being truly helpful. What a blessing it is to feel and know that you are truly helpful.

What does working in the invisible mean?

A Course in Miracles and all truth teachings tell us: ALL thought produces form at some level.

  • Form is our experience.
  • Form is what we see and feel and hear.
  • You will see it when you believe it.
  • It is done onto you as you believe, not as you wish.

We’ve all been studying this for so long that we think we know it. For so long, I had an INTELLECTUAL understanding but I didn’t take it down into my heart and live it and so, I didn’t actually KNOW it. I knew that I didn’t really know it, because every day I gave my self permission to choose unloving thoughts, words, and actions and I saw the mess that created.

For so long I labored in vain trying to MAKE things happen by working in the DENSITY of form, rather than working in the ease and grace of the invisible. I struggled and worked so hard with just enough success to keep me crawling along, but I wanted to FLY! And my intuition told me it was possible, but HOW?

I finally decided to do WHATEVER IT TOOK to live in a beautiful, masterful way and learn how to LIVE spiritual principles rather than just study them.

It might seem that you don’t have what it takes, but that, my friend, is just an opinion.

Spirit always has what it takes to be Its beautiful, powerful Self!

Seek first the Kingdom, which is within, and all else will be added unto us! Our little willingness is all that’s required – Let’s PROVE it and deepen our faith NOW. Wow!

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. Yes!

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Blessed Always

Monday, October 14th, 2019

We can see that things are very intense in the world right now. There are outbursts all over the places of all kinds. And this IS the time that we’ve been preparing for. We are here to be truly helpful.

Things have been challenging and confrontational for the past year, on many levels, and it seems to be intensifying. This is why it’s so important for us to keep Peace in our minds and hold a higher view, a divine vision of Peace & Harmony.

Right now, I’m leading the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and we’re doing extra spiritual practice, lots of prayer and lots of healing work. People are noticing the difference even though there are also big challenges occurring. One of our beloved classmates suddenly passed away. One person has had the fires near their home while they’ve been gone. And there are always other challenges.

Yet, we notice that we are more peaceful.
We are harmonious.

Healing is happening.

For many years I’ve trained myself not to worry. Worry is the negative use of my imagination. My mind is the mind of God and if I hold a worried, fearful and negative thought in my mind, I’m giving it my power and I don’t wish to do that anymore. I choose to hold the highest and best for all with my loving thoughts.

I know that all who are affected by these multiple challenges, all over the world, are blessed by their experiences. I hold firmly in my mind that all are blessed.

I may not understand how everything works together for the good of all, many times it seems impossible to understand from our point of view, unable to see through all of time and space.

I do know divine grace is at work in all moments.

I absolutely know that the angels guide and protect us all of the time and when we ask for assistance we receive it, although it may not be in the way we think is best.

I have faith that we are profoundly loved by all of life, even by a hurricane, a flood, a fire or an earthquake. I open my mind to see beyond time and space and to see the blessings in each moment.

I once was very blessed, for a precious few minutes, to have the great gift of seeing beyond time and space into the eternal.

In those minutes I knew completely and most assuredly that everything is perfect, and everything is beautiful and all is Love, all are loved. It was so clear to me and so real to me it changed me. It only lasted for a few minutes, but it was crystal clear.

We’re training our minds only to choose loving thoughts and to let all worry go. We’re doing it. It’s happening now.

We bless all beings on this sweet earth and know that all are loved equally and fully by our Creator. Life loves us. We keep our attention on that which we desire to know and to see and we let all worry fade into the nothingness from which it arose.

We hold the high watch. We pray for those who appear to be in harm’s way to be protected and blessed. We pray for those who are suffering to be at Peace now. We hold the perfect vision of Love in our hearts and in our minds.

We know that all are blessed, always.

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My Own Worst Enemy

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

I can see now how often I made my life hard, difficult, painful, and uncomfortable. I did it to myself, but I thought other people were doing it to me. I thought it was life happening to me.

One of the main ways that I made myself uncomfortable was that I would try to plan how I thought my life and my day should go. Planning gives the ego a sense of security. Making plans and feeling that we have to stick to them is how we separate ourselves from the flow of Love. It’s the opposite of trust and faith.

Now, most of us would say planning is essential for our lives — for having jobs, for going on vacation, for attending school, etc. However, I had A LOT of pain and suffering because I would become so attached to the plans I made. If I didn’t follow the plans I made, I would start to feel anxious and upset. If someone interrupted my plans or thwarted my plans, I would become agitated and angry.

For the ego, a change in plans is a loss. It’s a cause for fear, anger, upset, and worry.

A Course in Miracles tells us that “A healed mind does not plan.

When we first look at that, most of us think – “How can that possibly work? If I don’t plan, how do I live my life?”

To look at it more clearly, we could say “A healed mind does not feel obsessed with sticking to the plan.”

A healed mind has no attachment to the plan and can go with the flow of Love!

Obviously, as someone who is leading a ministry, offering year-long classes, planning global summits and retreats, I make A LOT of plans! What I’ve learned is that my Peace is in going with the flow of Love when things are shifting and changing, as they often are.

I’m in the Catskills area right now, leading my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive. The other night, I went to bed with a particular plan for my morning the next day. In the morning, things changed and it was clear there was a different flow for me that would feel more supportive to what I was doing that day. It was a change of plan.

Years ago, I would have been angry and upset if I had changed my plans. I would have felt I’d failed because I failed to keep my plan.

When I was younger, I was very rigid with myself. I realized that I had an “inner Nazi” who was always driving me to be “better” and be “more productive.”

I was my own worst enemy. Beating myself up for my errors.

It took me a VERY long time to realize that the only thing that is truly productive is to be loving. Being loving is the only meaningful accomplishment.

Being loving is the only thing that’s truly helpful.

Why? Because whenever we’re being loving, then we’re being a healing presence in our lives and it ripples out to everyone.

My fear of not sticking to the plan and of non-accomplishment was really about my not feeling worthy of Love. I used to believe that my accomplishments and my rigid adherence to my plans would somehow prove that I was good enough and worthy of my own “seal of approval.”

Of course, the approval was only momentary and not permanent.

Love is permanent. Love is eternal and echoes throughout the universe.

Ego accomplishment is actually nothing in the view of the Spirit.

I finally realized that, while I believed I was upset because I wasn’t sticking to the ego’s plan for my day and for getting approval, I was ACTUALLY upset because I was allowing myself to believe that accomplishment was something that could improve my stature in the “Eyes of God.”

A Course in Miracles tells us, “I’m never upset for the reason I think.

When I’m upset, it’s always because I’m choosing to believe an opinion that isn’t true. Believing that I have to earn approval from God or from the ego will always bring upset.

Love is our healer because Love is our true identity.
Love is our DEFAULT SETTING.

Love doesn’t judge and Love doesn’t need approval. Only the ego judges and the ego doesn’t stop judging. It’s always offering the “carrot” of approval, the enticement of “being good enough,” but it dissolves like a mirage the moment we think we’re there. Tricky ego.

I’m so grateful to know that a major key to Peace is not being attached to plans. I AM learning to live in the flow of Love and, for me, that is the place of great safety and security. I love it and am grateful for this learning.

This awareness of non-attachment to plans is one of the most helpful and loving practices I’ve ever found. It blesses me every day, and it makes life so much easier for everyone I come in contact with because I’m not involving them in my upset.

Because of this simple practice of awareness of non-attachment, we can experience much greater Love in our lives and that’s healing so many other false beliefs and patterns of separation. We can live joy-FULLY.
Ka-ching!

The healing ripples out through all of our relationships and I AM grateful to live in gratitude for our ever-increasing awareness! WOO HOO!

We are so blessed at every moment. Daily, I ask the angels to surround and enfold me and help me to recognize my healing opportunities to release attachments and be a truly helpful and loving presence. Daily, I AM lifted into the Light and Love that I most deeply desire to know and share.

Blessings abound!

LAST CALL till next spring: If you’d like to do this work in a class with me, my Finding Freedom class just started and if you’d like to jump in, jump NOW. This is the perfect time for us to do this relationship healing work as the holidays are approaching. We can make such a difference in our own life and in our family. I see it every year at this time, since 2008 when I first started offering this class.

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!

We’re all on a journey of expanding awareness, and there’s so much help for us in the invisible. We’re never alone. 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’re answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

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Liberation from Limiting Thoughts

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

As I write this, I’m blessed to be in the midst of offering one of my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensives. It’s such powerful healing when we’re finally willing and ready to recognize that the only limitations we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only grievances we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only way someone can take advantage of us is if we agree to it.

The only way we can feel limited is if we AGREE to limitations.

When I first began to realize these things, it felt like a dead weight on top of me because I didn’t know HOW to release the limiting thoughts.

I was stopped by my belief that it couldn’t be done because I didn’t know how to do it.

I was stopped by my belief that I was on my own, and if I didn’t know how to do it, I had no resources and so I had to accept that it couldn’t be done.

Fortunately, I had that little bit of willingness that Jesus talks about in A Course in Miracles. My little bit of willingness kept me praying. My prayers to have healing were answered, in part, by my realization that I could Partner UP.

I realized that limitations are really only in my thinking, not in my true reality.

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened, I was calling forth healing and I was accepting it. I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

I refuse to agree to false constructs that are limiting.
I am unlimited and I AM that I AM.
I AM one with THE One.

My willingness to call forth and accept help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing. I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then, and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing and that’s what inspires me every single day.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people. Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how, we allow.

There are no REAL limitations.

I am calling forth a miracle for us every day. Thank you for praying with me and calling forth a miracle today!

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Life Purpose

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Many times people ask me to help them uncover their life purpose. I get it. People don’t feel successful in their life until they tap into living their life purpose. What I’ve realized is that our life purpose really isn’t about DOING anything. Only the ego wants to do lots of things in order to get recognition. The Spirit, our Higher Holy Spirit Self, knows that the whole reason for our existence is to express and reveal ourselves as Love.

Once you know your life purpose, life gets a whole lot better – if you’re willing to actually fulfill it. Here’s what I know about discovering your life purpose:

Being loving is your purpose in this world.

It’s my purpose, too.
It’s everyone’s life purpose!

Releasing the blocks to Love and healing the patterns of negative beliefs is our purpose, and being loving is the way we do that.

It’s so simple, many people aren’t satisfied with it because their ego can’t accept it. It doesn’t seem special enough. After all, anyone can do it.

When I began to accept my purpose for living as forgiving and being loving, then I began to tap into my highest potential and things really began to change. I AM so grateful I could see and accept my life purpose.

When you decide to really succeed at living your life purpose of being loving, then everything else will fall into place and you’ll find that each day offers remarkable fulfillment. When we choose to BE the Light and live the Light, then we cannot fail. The Light never fails.

We’re all blessed, so blessed, and when we’re being loving we know it.

You can live your life purpose!

LAST CALL UNTIL NEXT SPRING! If you’d like support in doing this work and in finding the inner courage to go for it and not give up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work. I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp with ACIM Principles starts TODAY! I won’t be offering it again for about 6 months.

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Feelings Are Helpful

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

It’s intense right now for a lot of people. We see it in the news and we can feel it in the day-to-day. Things that don’t work anymore are falling apart so that there can be more Peace, Love, and Joy in our lives. When we’re not willing to let go of dysfunction, it starts to implode or explode in order to keep us from stagnating.

Sometimes the intensity of the unhealed patterns in our mind shows up as a surge of fear first thing in the morning or the last thing at night. It feels to me that there’s a real collective shift that’s going on – I’d venture to say we can all feel it. For those of us who are willing to wake up and be focused on being a truly helpful and loving presence in the world, we can really make a difference right now.

How?

Strengthen your commitment to not ruminating on what you don’t like and what you don’t want. Right now, resist giving any energy to what feels upsetting – but don’t deny or repress your feelings, unless you’d like to keep the drama and the trauma continues.

It’s not easy sometimes, but it’s SO valuable to simply be present with yourself.

Our feelings are incredibly valuable.

They help us to realize what’s true and what’s false.

“Pain is a wrong perspective.” A Course in Miracles, Lesson 190

Notice your feelings.

Stay alert to your feelings.

Your feelings indicate where your thinking is focused.

If you don’t feel peaceful, notice what you’re thinking about and hand it over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. There’s truly no value and only difficulty when we try to go it alone. You can stop managing and coping with it and simply open your mind to the most loving choice. It will become clear to you, trust Spirit to show it to you.

It WILL be revealed to you and that will bring you new insight, new support, plus relief. Learning to trust Spirit leads to a deep and healing faith. The practice of trusting Spirit and trusting Love to be the best choice is SO worth it!

A Course in Miracles tells us that “An untrained mind can accomplish nothing.”

We’re in mind training.

It’s not easy.

It often doesn’t feel good.

It can feel excruciating at times.

Our Willingness to choose Love is the only pathway to higher ground and, fortunately, it ALWAYS leads us to higher ground. There really isn’t another choice, is there?

If you’d like support in doing this work and in finding the inner courage to go for it and not give up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work. I find that when we do the work together we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp with ACIM Principles starts TODAY! I won’t be offering it again for about 6 months.

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IRS Gratitude

Friday, October 4th, 2019

God is so good! I love it when we can prove how beautiful and powerful Love is and Spirit is. I’ve been having an issue with the IRS (in case you’re not familiar, that’s the Internal Revenue Service, and they are the government office that deals with taxes) not recording a payment I sent in. I’ve been trying to get them on the phone and been held for a long period on a number of occasions.

This morning I decided to give it another go and set aside a couple of hours for the process. I asked the angels to help me and, in particular, to help me have a good connection with whomever I talked to at the IRS. I called in at 8 a.m. and got a recording that said the office was closed and would reopen at 7 a.m.. Strange. I called back a few times and finally got into the system. I waited 90 minutes to talk to someone.

The gentlemen who answered the phone, Mr. Martin, at first sounded as though he was absolutely miserable. He sounded exactly like the old cartoon character Droopy Dog. I was happy to talk with him, though. Over the next 40 minutes or so, he answered all my questions, was extremely helpful, he was kind, and he also completely changed his attitude within the first few minutes.

I was not against him, I was for him. I made it very clear that he was helping me and I appreciated it. At the end of the call I thanked him again, and said I was so glad that he was the one I got to speak to and I was thankful for all of his help. He was happy at that point, and I can tell it was a really good start to his day. Mutual kindness, respect, and support – that’s what our call was about.

I love when that happens!

I am grateful to the angels who are always so helpful.

I am grateful that I remember to ask for help.

I am grateful that when I’m willing to prove that Spirit is always for me and never against me, I will be shown this is true.

And I’m grateful that I can be a loving and uplifting presence if I choose to be!

When we don’t feel connected to Spirit and supported by Spirit, or even when we fear God, it’s most likely a result of feeling unworthy. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness Workshop” this past weekend was such a hit, that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Connection

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

We all have fear and anxiety about things. The cause of fear and anxiety is always some kind of insecurity. The insecurity, itself, is essentially because we believe we’re disconnected from our Source, pure loving Spirit.

The antidote is to reconnect. The disconnect is only in our minds. It is an illusion and delusion that has no basis in fact. The fact is that we are part of God, now and forever.

When you feel fear or anxiety about something – a job interview, a tax audit, a doctor’s appointment, or any other thing, reach for Spirit first.

If you’ve got a difficulty to deal with, put Spirit in charge and then listen.

Pray first.

Call the angels, Jesus, Mother Mary, Quan Yin and any other Being you think can help and support you.

Be willing to give to Spirit any and all attack thoughts you have. Give them UP for healing and let the healing happen.

After all, the reason that we feel upset is that you have this false belief. This situation in our life that’s triggering the false belief is sent to help us deal with the false belief by choosing to heal it, rather than affirming it. WE get to choose how we will handle it.

In our choosing, we can shift everything.

That’s why I have learned the benefit of looking to see the highest and best, most loving choice whenever I feel concerned.

When I’m willing to find a more loving choice, I do.

Choosing Love is healing.
Choosing Love is the cure for every concern.

We can only learn this through practice.
It’s the practice of connecting with Spirit that heals our mind and our life.

When we don’t feel connected to Spirit and supported by Spirit, or even when we fear God, it’s most likely a result of feeling unworthy. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness Workshop” this past weekend was such a hit that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Guilty

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that increasing a sense of guilt is what our special love relationships are all about. It tells us that our special love relationships are relationships that are actually backward. Instead of unconditional Love, there’s co-dependency, which is conditional love. This kind of relationship only increases our suffering, because we become so attached to the other person validating us.

In the special love relationship, we are attracted to the person who affirms our false identity. That’s not Love. It’s a poor substitute.

In our special relationships, we begin by being so glad and excited that someone is affirming our specialness, but we know that if someone’s not seeing our true identity they aren’t loving our True Self, only the false self. Deep down, we know it’s a poor arrangement.

If we don’t show our True Self how can someone ever really Love us?

If we present a false self in our relationships – one that we think is more likable than our True Self, and if we hide how we feel, so people don’t even know what’s going on with us, won’t we actually be preventing others from loving us?

The shift happens when we love ourselves.

In the false, fake, special relationship, our upset is a display to manipulate others into feeling guilty for having upset us.

Is it Love if we’re manipulating someone to do what we’d like?

Do you wish to be in a relationship with someone who blames their upset on you and then tries to make you feel guilty for it?

The way out of this pain is to take responsibility for our upsets. It helps to be able to be transparent about how we feel and to not blame anyone.

There’s such a great reward when we can let people Love us. It’s one of the reasons why we love dogs so much. We allow them to Love us, and it makes them so happy!

When we allow others to Love us there’s a healing that happens for everyone because Love is our healer!

Joining with others is part of why I love being a Spiritual Counselor and why I love training spiritual counselors and empowering them. (Please consider working with one of the Spiritual Counselors I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis – look here: http://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/)

When our relationships are ego-based, it’s probably a worthiness issue that generates the suffering inside those relationships. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness Workshop” this past weekend was such a hit that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Gracious Receiver

Monday, September 30th, 2019

For years I blocked the flow of Prosperity in my life, and I didn’t even realize it. Some of my loved ones had labeled me as selfish, and so I began to think that was true. Many folks I met believed it was “better to give than to receive.” And so, I began to believe that it was BAD to receive. I began to notice that many people gave with strings attached. Sometimes those strings were simply expectations.

I couldn’t stand all those strings and expectations. I didn’t like believing that I was selfish. So, I began to strive to be independent and not need things from people. I became a hesitant receiver, and sometimes even a poor receiver.

People would try to give me help or assistance, gifts, and other things, and I would reject them, fearing the strings and expectations. I preferred not to owe anyone. I preferred to feel free. I didn’t know that I wasn’t free. I was in a box of unworthiness and didn’t even realize it.

I’d become a really poor receiver. I was a great giver and a poor receiver.

And then, I started to have really intense financial challenges and I had no idea how to get out of them. With the help of my Spiritual Practitioner, I began to work on praying to be receptive.

I began to reorient myself to be a good and gracious receiver.

I began to think of it this way: Everything I receive is from God and everything I give I give to God.

It doesn’t really matter who is giving or who is receiving – it’s all about being in the flow of the All-Good.

I learned to be able to give to anyone when I felt called and not do it from obligation. I learned to receive from anyone and not feel an attachment.

I began to experience more affluence, more Abundance and more Prosperity right away.

Are you a good receiver? Start to make an inquiry into your giving and receiving abilities. If you’re not feeling the flow, maybe you’re not willing to receive? Take a look and see what you find in your heart!

One way to increase receptivity was shared to me by a friend and it really works. Try this: start to dress up more and present yourself in a more attractive way (of course that’s subjective, but do what works for YOU), and then people will likely give you compliments. Another way is to be more helpful to people, and people naturally will say thank you.

Notice if you can easily receive the compliments and the appreciation. Do you feel tempted to push the praise away or minimize it? You can practice saying “thank you” to those who compliment you. I like to say, “Thank you, I feel great, too!” when someone compliments my appearance.

When someone appreciates what I’ve done, I can say “It’s my pleasure.”

Being a graceful receiver is a good skill to have.
It affirms our worthiness. And that’s helpful.

If you’d like to be more abundant, be a great receiver!
All blessings come from Spirit, no matter what form they take.

If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My Worthiness Workshop this past weekend was such a hit that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Worthiness Revolution

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Today is my first Worthiness Workshop (you’re invited – it’s my gift to you!) and there’s another one tomorrow. I feel so jazzed about doing this workshop, because I know it’s the core issue for all of us. Every single one of us has worthiness issues, and I absolutely love when we come together to heal these things that destroy our happiness.

I’m often amazed how longtime spiritual teachers will say things like, “I’m so stupid.” Self-attack, the thing that cements the unworthiness on us, is something many are trained to do as children. It hurts my heart that parents can be so cruel to their children, and yet it happens all the time. It’s so common.

Parents are cruel to children. Children grow up being cruel to themselves and attracting “friends” who are cruel to them, and then spouses who are mean, as well. And all throughout, they think they deserve it. It’s not true, but that’s what many believe.

Everyone is brilliant in one way or another and not so brilliant in other ways. Everyone.
Everyone is lovable, even if the choices they make aren’t.

I’d like to see what we can do to end unworthiness in our lifetime.

I would like to see a worthiness revolution take place in our hearts and minds and spread all around the world.

I hope you’ll be inspired to participate!

If you find that self-attack is a part of your experience and you’ve had enough of it, then please join me this weekend!

If you’ve had enough of repeating painful patterns from the past – consider accepting my gift. I’m offering a LIVE VIDEO 2.5-hour workshop intensive next Saturday with a replay on Sunday and it’s my gift to you. There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop
Saturday or Sunday
September 28 or 29th
Los Angeles, 12pm ♥ Chicago, 2pm ♥ New York, 3pm ♥ London, 8pm
♥ Germany, 9pm ♥ Sydney, 5am (next day) ♥ Hong Kong, 3am (next day)

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits.

I’m all in for YOU. Will you meet me and we’ll have some fun with our healing together?

Please invite a friend or two and do the worksheets together. Invite your ACIM Study Group and let’s do this together! You can also listen to the last two weeks of “Conquering Unworthiness” episodes of my podcast. Click here to listen now and get the transcripts too!

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Momentum

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

I’m beyond grateful for my life and the opportunities that it brings me. Right now, I have the blessing of doing 1-on-1 appointments with the good folks in my Masterful Living Course, and it’s wonderful to hear about how much their lives are changing because they’re doing the work at the level of the mind – applying the teachings of ACIM and using the tools that I share with them.

They are doing the work and it’s paying off!

This is the 11th year I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside these courageous souls. Sometimes in the early part of the year, they’ll share with me how frightened they are. They each have their own issues and their own curriculum in life. Some folks have major health issues, some have chronic depression, some have marriages that are falling apart, some feel stuck in their job, some are afraid to make changes, some are estranged from their children, and some just feel worthless.

Each of them decides to work at the pace they can handle. Some go ALL-IN, and some slowly work up to doing a bit more and a bit more. Each has their own experience.

And those who are willing to REALLY FOCUS on investing their faith and energy into spiritual practice are now seeing extraordinary results.

Anyone who really dives into the work at the level of the mind usually sees substantial results pretty quickly. Those who stick to it with real willingness and developing faith are rewarded with shifting that unworthiness into a feeling of success and building momentum.

Building momentum is such a powerful feeling.

Many are afraid to go for it because they’ve crashed and burned in the past – but the thing is, Spirit cannot fail – so this isn’t the same as working some other program like a weight loss program or a college program or something external. This is all internal work.

I find it so exciting to be able to talk with these beautiful souls and share their Joy and celebration. Miracles are happening. Real people experiencing real miracles and proving it to themselves: Spirit works for us, is never against us, and when one is lifted, all rise!

They see their family members are also getting inspired and shifting. That’s a powerful demonstration of the One Mind, and when you see it actually happening in you and around you, and in the people you’re closest to or who are most important to you, then it’s a great help in the realization of the One Mind, one life.

If you knew you would succeed, what would you wish for the strength to go for?

Please tell us and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing and inspire each other! Thank you!

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Relationship Helper

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Haven’t we had enough of feeling like a failure? I sure have!

One of the greatest relationship helpers I know of is patience. A Course in Miracles, as well as other spiritual paths, tell us that relationship is the fastest path to our waking up. That’s because all relationships require us to release attachments to how we like things and how we don’t like things. Our loved ones teach us to have compassion. Without compassion, relationship is impossible.

I remember that, for much of my life, my biggest problem was my attachments to my opinions about what was good and what was not. I let my attachments to those opinions poison some really valuable relationships. It caused a HUGE amount of drama in my life. I caused myself great pain and suffering, and I inflicted it on others as well.

The way out of all that suffering was to forgive myself. I had to let go of my self-attack thoughts and replace them with self-compassion.

It’s a great relationship helper to realize that giving up the attachments will bring the Peace.

Being right about our opinions will bring no Peace. Being right brings the smallest temporary satisfaction, followed by more guilt – even if we don’t realize it.

We can help our relationships be more loving and more intimate by practicing giving up attachments to our opinions on the littlest things. In this way, we can make every day a victory day. Any little victory I can have over the ego personality is a great victory. I am grateful for each and every one of them. They add up!!

This is how we can undo feeling like a failure all day long! Truly, it works!

When we have a victory over our opinions and attachments, we are lessening the sense of unworthiness that can keep us investing time, energy, and money in all kinds of things that aren’t worthwhile. It’s a RELIEF!

It’s also a blessing that we CAN be successful each day if we choose to take the opportunities that are there for us. Each victory is one we share with all beings. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

Can you think of an attachment you gave up that improved your relationship? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!

 

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Testy Texting

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

I was talking with a friend, one time, who was having a conversation by text with his sweetheart. They were texting about something that was a frustration for them both, and it was showing in their text messages. My friend read me the messages, and it was clear his boyfriend was annoyed with him. My friend was feeling annoyed by the messages and wanted to respond in kind, which is understandable.

Relationships are degraded by these kinds of annoying exchanges.

It’s really easy to wear down the beauty of a relationship with sarcasm. Sarcasm always interrupts intimacy because it makes us feel unsafe.

When we enter into to conversations with comments like: “You forgot to put out the trash AGAIN!” we need to know that what we’re doing is making an effort to make the other person feel bad, guilty, wrong, and shamed. It’s not truly helpful. And, it takes away the sweetness, as well as the safety and intimacy, of our connections.

Who would like to open themselves in deep intimacy with someone who sometimes lashes out at them with sarcasm? No one I know.

Let’s make it a safe space for all of our loved ones and make a commitment to not text or e-mail our annoyances. Let’s also completely stop blaming other people for our upsets.

We can only have holy relationships if we are willing to let them be wholly loving.

This is how we become a catalyst for healing.

Who’s willing to really commit to this? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!

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It’s Breakthrough Time!

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Have you noticed the energy shifting all around you, as well as in you? I sure have. What I see is that the people who have a small amount of willingness are using that to create an opening in their heart and their mind to find an even greater willingness, and they are seeing real results from it.

And then there are the folks who are in the place of believing they aren’t worthy of the good in life, and that they’re so unworthy that they don’t believe the healing can happen for them.

I used to feel so strongly that things work for others, but not for me, and so, “Why bother?” Can you relate?

I continued listening to audios, and reading books, and going to spiritual events without really committing to do the deep work. I continued feeling that the true healing and awakening I was after was elusive.

I didn’t realize that the reason it was elusive was because of my own resistance to make the commitment to doing the inner work necessary. It requires the willingness to overcome the fear to look within – and that fear is STRONG, but it has no power unless we give it power. It dissolves when we join together with others to look together. I love that about spiritual community.

I remember working with a counseling client who doubted the possibility of having real results. I said “If I could guarantee you that Fed-Ex would deliver your perfect healing on a day one year from now, would you accept it?”

She said she would receive it, yes.

I said, “Alright then, let’s work together in faith. Now, if you will take the stand that YOU know your healing will be delivered – even though you don’t know what it will look like – how would you like to focus your energy for the next year?”

You see, without faith she would spend the next year worrying and stressing about NOT HAVING the healing. But if she was willing to believe that the healing was guaranteed, she wouldn’t be worrying and stressing.

AND she wouldn’t be pushing the healing away. When we doubt, we are pushing the results we’d like away. And, deep down, it’s about our worthiness. That’s ALL it’s about. In ALL cases. All our doubt about Spirit is really self-doubt projected onto God.

We can’t be welcoming our good at the same time as we’re doubting it’s happening. Those are two opposing thoughts.

Just last weekend I did my Recovery From Sexual Abuse retreat, and it was one of the VERY BEST things I’ve ever done. Here’s why it was so great:

All of the participants were ALL-IN for their healing. They had GREAT willingness, even though they were anxious about doing the inner work.

They definitely had the fear to look within, but they were so willing to have a breakthrough.

These beautiful women in the photo above, Paula, Elizabeth, Kelly and Suzi, have SO MUCH COURAGE! They are to be applauded. They knew they were doing this inner work for everyone and not just themselves. They let go of so much and it was inspiring to be a part of it.

I wish there were some way I could inspire everyone to be willing to do the inner work and set themselves free. It’s the reason why I like to do the classes and retreats I do – working together it’s joyful and easier. Last weekend we had a lot of laughs, and everyone agreed that they had fun.

What is the healing that you would welcome and could welcome if you were willing to have faith and trust?

Faith and trust are the big issues we work on in my Finding Freedom From Fear boot camp. I’m going to offer it again in October, and if you’re interested in participating and would like to learn more please click here now to let me know.

LIVING the A Course in Miracles Lessons, walking the talk and living the Love, that’s where the healing is generated from. It ripples throughout our life and brings us the miraculous healing that seems so elusive. If you’d like to some inspiration, check out my podcast. I have have been told by many people that this episode has been very helpful to them: Hidden Ways We Avoid Healing – click here to listen and/or get the transcript. You can also search for any other topic you like.

Yes, it does take a great willingness to move through things quickly AND it’s so gratifying! We’re demonstrating the power of Love to heal our minds and our lives, and every problem we think we have. When we prove God works in our life, our faith is strong!

Let’s make the most of every opportunity for our healing and awakening, and remember to laugh when we forget. 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. Please pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Bringing On A Breakthrough. 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!

We’re all on a journey of developing trust and faith, and there’s so much help for us in the invisible. We’re never alone. 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’re answering our call to BE the Love.

YES!

Have you had a breakthrough in trust and faith lately? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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Healing All Aversions

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

I used to have an aversion to people who seemed weak, timid or afraid. It would bring up my own fear of being weak. I didn’t know that’s why I had the aversion, but that’s how this mirroring thing works.

Do you have an aversion to people who act in a certain way?

I literally would feel this intense need to get away from people who were insecure. It was almost as if it were some kind of thing that I could catch – and that thought terrified me. Now, I’m aware that the reason it was so bothersome to me is that it was my own insecurities being reflected to me.

My insecurities were intolerable for me. I had so little self-compassion.

All of that began to change when I decided to focus on being compassionate for others. As I was able to extend Love to others, I could begin to have some Love for myself. A little bit of Love goes a long way.

This is why each act of loving kindness that we can extend to others opens our heart and helps us to be more available to the good in life. AND, I learned that the way to heal an aversion is to have compassion.

It works! Life is better without aversions.

Next time your mind drifts to attacking someone, or even yourself, see if you can remember this and extend some compassion to welcome more good in your life. It’s a powerful spiritual practice that we can take with us every moment of every day!

Have you seen the direct results of having a practice of extending Love and compassion? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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People Who Poke

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Sometimes folks who feel insecure will poke and poke others to agitate and get them to reject them. It’s classic. People who have abandonment issues will push others away. We do all these crazy things to prove that what we believe is true.

BUT it does NOT prove what we believe is true.
All it proves is that we believe it, and so we’re experiencing it.

If you REALLY look at it, what IS proved is that we’re powerful manifesters!

It can be really exhausting and tiresome to have someone you love pushing you away. However, once realize that it’s a cry for Love and they don’t really know what they’re doing, we can drop our judgments and love them.

Some people have a difficult time letting you love them.

It’s like that old Woody Allen joke “I’d never join a club that would allow me to become a member.”

They don’t trust and it doesn’t feel safe. They’re anticipating rejection, and so they will do their dance until you agree they aren’t worth it. They can be so insistent.

Life is filled with these experiences, and as long as we don’t judge it, we’ll continue to have less and less of them. We’re here to be truly helpful. The most helpful thing we can be is both compassionate AND having healthy boundaries.

Some people will begin to relax when they see you really do love them.

And some people aren’t ready to accept it. This is when we do our work in the invisible – our prayer practice and our forgiveness. It’s powerful and life-changing.

Have you had the experience I’m talking about? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!

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Ask and Listen

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Spirit is always live-streaming Divine Guidance to us 100% of the time. All around us, visible and invisible, are angelic and spiritual presences who are there to help us.

In my classes, I know that sometimes when I talk about angels people think “Oh, boy! Now, she’s talking about angels!” And yet, year after year, I continue to invite people to PROVE that the angels are there to help us. When we ask for help we will receive it, but we may not listen.

If we have faith and trust issues, we probably will not listen and we will completely miss the answered prayer. We’ve asked for it, but we’re not willing to receive it.

In my classes, I invite people to PROVE it so they can have direct, individual experiences that are surprising and helpful, and that they can FEEL are definitely spiritual support from the invisible field of Perfect Love.

Yesterday I was at Newark, NJ airport flying to Charlotte, NC in order to lead the retreat on Recovery from Sexual Abuse this weekend. I have the TSA Pre status, and it’s very helpful to me because I travel so much. I went to go through security and there was a very LONG line of people in TSA Pre. My thought was to go wait in that line, but the idea came to ask if that was best.

I had plenty of time before my flight. So, I asked, “Shall I get in this line now, or do something else?”

The answer came back – go back downstairs and sit down, and do something productive and come back in 20 minutes. I did that, and when I went back there was 1 person ahead of me. The line went from well over 100 to 1. I got some things done, and I had a story to share with you.

I’ve learned to do this all day long.

Ask and listen.

Ask and receive.

One of the key points here is that I trusted the guidance and followed it. It took me years to learn to do that. For so long, I asked and didn’t listen. Live and learn.

Live and learn.

I’m grateful now that I can use this simple practice and reply upon it to make my life more enjoyable and more graceful.

How about you? Do you have an example of asking and listening and experiencing something wonderful or even just beneficial? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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Feeling Safe

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

I used to feel quite fearful about life – and it showed up as all my judgments and attack thoughts.

Yesterday I had a very long day of driving from Maine to New Jersey, and in the midst of it I ran into a fierce storm of heavy rain, thunder, and lightening with emergency tornado warnings blaring from my phone. It was a bit of a tricky situation made even trickier by a couple of factors.

First, I had a car packed to the brim with my things – and so, my sight lines were narrow on all sides.

Second, my air conditioning is not functioning properly and I have been traveling for months, so getting to a mechanic wasn’t easy AND I didn’t need it where I was in Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts, so it wasn’t a priority.

This last part was the bigger issue in this storm, because the warm air and humidity of the storm were giving me major fog in my windows and no way to clear it with my defrosters.

I had to pull off the road during the storm, and do it carefully, until I could safely move forward.

In situations like this – even though they’re challenging – I feel safe.

I have come to learn that the reason I feel safe is that I am coming from my loving heart.

I used to be entrenched in ego projections and attack thoughts, and I didn’t feel safe AT ALL.

I felt threats were EVERYWHERE. And that’s how I learned my safety lies in my defenselessness.

I vote that we teach this to our children and then they can teach it back to us!

It’s so amazing to me that we can change our minds about things and the situations and circumstances really do shift and change. This is why I’m so keen on actually DOING THE WORK and not just talking about it, or thinking about it, or listening to audios and reading books.

It’s our own personal work that makes a difference.

It’s quite miraculous! These are the benefits of being miracle-minded. I did a podcast episode about that and you might find it helpful. Click here to listen to Don’t Be Blind to Your Miracle . You can also get the transcript there too – all available at no cost. Enjoy!

Are you noticing that as you deepen your practice you feel safer and safer in this world? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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Tapping into Power

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Some days it can seem like the world is against us. It an seem like everyone is picking on us and we can’t do anything right – but it’s not true. We can still LOVE perfectly. No one has control over that. We can love fully and completely and wholeheartedly, and no one can find fault with it because they cannot see it, touch it, taste it or feel it. It’s our gift from the heart and we can share it with whomever we choose.

I love this about LOVE.

When I choose Love, I am redeemed, restored, and inspired.
When I choose Love, I remember who I AM and I can forget about what others say and think.

I’m so grateful for the power of Love to prequalify even the worst day and turn it into a rebirth.

I AM Love and I AM lovable.

This is true for all of us – no matter what’s going on in our lives. We can be renewed and revitalized by Love.

This is what I’m thinking about as I prepare for the weekend’s retreat for the Recovery from Sexual Abuse. We get to choose. Now is our time for exercising our right to choose the life of Love that we’d like to lead.

None of us are victims of circumstances. We can rise above the battlefield and claim our rightful place in the perfect center of the heart and mind of our Infinite Creator.

I am grateful for every loving choice I make, and sometimes when it’s hard I can smile, knowing that I shall overcome and I am overcoming and I have overcome. I can smile knowing that Spirit is always for me and never against me, and upon this I can depend!

Making loving choices is the way to tap into the sources of all power! Today is our day for healing! Today is our day for loving!

Rock on!!

What do you do when things seem to be going rough? How do you pull yourself up out of it? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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