Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

When Hurt Leads to Healing

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Once upon a time, I received a letter from a dear friend who told me that something I’d said a year before had hurt her feelings. My friend, I’ll call her Barb, who lived just a few miles from me, wrote a 4-page letter to tell me that she’d been upset about this for a year and she just couldn’t hold it in anymore. Barb had to let me know because it was standing between us, and she wanted to clear the path of our friendship.

I read the letter and I did feel a little bit guilty. The thing I’d said had definitely had some judgment in it, but it wasn’t meant to hurt her. She’d been looking to get a job on a television show that I thought was a low-brow, low quality show and I believed she could do better.

In reading her letter, it was clear that she could never have been upset if she hadn’t had the same judgment about herself and that she could do better.

I wrote Barb my own 4-page letter telling her how much I loved her and letting her know I had no intention to hurt her feelings. I apologized. I let her know how important her feelings were to me.

Then, because I could feel that I definitely did have some ego reaction going on, I called up my dear friend Judy and asked her if I could read Barb’s letter and my letter and see what she thought. I wished to get a second opinion before I sent my letter off.

Judy listened patiently as I read the two long letters. At the end of it she said, “That’s really good. It’s a beautiful letter. And that’s exactly what I’d do, Jenn, but you’re better than that. You have the courage to pick up the phone and call Barb, and that would be so much more effective.”

WOW! What a brilliant idea!

I knew immediately she was right. I did have that courage. And it would be much more loving. It would show that I really cared and was coming from the heart.

In truth, I’d written the letter to defend myself. I knew it, deep down. I couldn’t fool myself. That’s why I called Judy and read her the two letters. I knew that something wasn’t really right and I didn’t want to respond to Barb with something less than wholly loving. I’m so glad I followed my guidance!

I still felt a little bit of resistance to calling Barb, because I believed there was a possibility that Barb would yell, and then blame and shame me.

And I knew that those feelings of trepidation came from my own sense of unworthiness that was coming up for healing.

I knew I had to put Love first and TRUST Love. So I called Barb, left a voicemail and asked if we could make a plan to see each other and talk. I made sure to say that I was so glad she’d written to me, because I would’ve had no way to know that she’d been offended and I definitely didn’t intend to hurt her feelings by my comments.

Barb and I got together and we cleared the air. In our meeting, I found out that she really didn’t want to take responsibility for her feelings and that she really was judging herself, and I’d just brought it to her attention. She didn’t say any of that directly, but it was clear.

My friendship was confrontative to her about where she might be judging herself and making decisions based on that, and she wasn’t interested in that. We had a very civil and loving conversation. I’m so glad we saw each other, but I realized that continuing our friendship was mostly up to her.

That was a time when I was learning that I do activate people’s unhealed stuff. And they activate mine.

And together we can have a healing or we can revisit an old wound.

Some people aren’t done with the old wound yet, and they don’t wish to look at their stuff – and that’s what I do. I would rather look at it, heal it, and move on. I’ve had a number of relationships fall away because people aren’t interested in that, and I’ve learned to respect their choice.

And maybe some people don’t wish to do their inner work at the pace I’m doing mine. Some would like to go faster and some would like to go slower, and that’s perfectly good.

It’s always a choice between the new Heaven and the new Earth or the old hell revisited.

Of course, I understand that in the actual moment of the “insult” Barb didn’t feel comfortable saying something to me. And in the times I’d seen her since then, she hadn’t felt comfortable, either, so she wrote her letter to say how she felt – and to blame me for how she felt. The letter was also to defend herself (which she’d probably been doing for a year in her mind) and maybe to get even.

And, you know what? I can handle all of that. People do act in all kinds of crazy, egotistical ways and so do I. And we’re here to help each other with it and not judge them (or ourselves) for it. We’re here to have compassion for them when they’re believing the stinking thinking.

When we have compassion for them at that precise moment that they’re most believing the made-up story of the past, that’s when they can have a healing and we can, too.

Our compassion heals us both. That’s why A Course in Miracles tells us that our brother is our savior. They call us into our loving hearts.

We’re here to answer that call.

Barb blamed me for her feelings, even though she knew I had zero INTENTION to hurt or insult her. She’d been hurt and insulted by her own interpretation, and she was projecting it on me.

And don’t we all do that, so often?

We can go the other way.

We can turn the pain into fertilizer. That’s what I did with Spirit’s help, in the form of Judy advising me to call Barb rather than send my letter. I had a true healing because of Judy. I never saw Barb or heard from her again, and so I don’t know what happened with her. But I can tell you, if she called me today I’d be thrilled to hear from her.

Life is perfect. Always.
There are no mistakes. Only mis-takes. Misperceptions and misinterpretations.
Every unloving choice leads to a learning, if we allow it.

Allowing, being willing, that’s the key.

All too often we fall asleep at the wheel. We forget where we’re going and we become VERY side-tracked. In ACIM, Jesus tells us we’re “far too tolerant of mind-wandering.” We can wander in the desert for 40 years if we aren’t paying attention, but even if we do, we’ll learn something exquisite from it that we can share with others and bless the whole world.

To learn anything at all, in any way, is a blessing! Let us receive our blessings!

And let us decide not judge ourselves as slow learners. Forgiveness is the way.

It takes tremendous willingness not to be distracted and to stay focused on what’s most important. It takes cultivating a real, deep, and abiding Self-Love not to be side-tracked with blame, shame, and judgment.

This is what I’m all about, keeping us on track. It’s not easy, but there’s nothing more worthwhile.
Some of the best help comes in the most difficult ways. And IF we’re willing to grow through it, rather than resist the whole way, it doesn’t have to be painful.

In A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 190 we’re told:
“Pain is a wrong perspective. When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception. It is not a fact at all. There is no form it takes that will not disappear if seen aright.”
We forget that, don’t we?

Or maybe we don’t believe it.

Because not one of us just wants to suffer, do we?

I’m kidding, of course! Many are actively choosing to suffer. The ego mindset is that we can suffer to inflict guilt on others. VERY often, our suffering is intended to inflict guilt on others or to get sympathy from them.

Instead of just having a loving relationship, we manipulate each other with pain and suffering through guilt, blame, and shame. Resentment is like a crowbar – we can use it to threaten and to move people.

When we’re disconnected from our loving heart, we use pain to manipulate and control because we feel it’s the only power we have. This is something I did a lot of personal research on. It was my “go to” form of relating to other people. It’s debilitating and pushes people away.

And that’s what I secretly wanted to do: push everyone away. They were bringing up my stuff for healing and I was resisting it.

Then we feel alone. But it makes sense to us because we feel unworthy. It seems to prove what we believe, but all it proves is that we believe we’re unworthy of Love.

And that’s the nature of the habit of taking offense.
It blocks Love, it makes the lack of Love seem real.

No matter what, all are worthy of Love and compassion.
We must never forget that, because it is our way out of the hell of this world.
There is no OTHER way out of hell.
Love and compassion are the ONLY way,
because it’s lack of Love,
being expressed by us,
that causes the feeling of hell.

All are worthy of Love.

How can we fulfill our purpose, which is to be “truly helpful” and withhold Love or punish people for their missteps? Those patters of behavior and thought cannot succeed. The ends is in the means.

I record a new prayer every day. I’ve been doing that for 13 years. Let’s pray to be willing to live a miraculous life. Prayer is so powerful, please join me in my daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Healing All Grievances. You can click and listen now. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

img

Love Is the Authority

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

We’ve all had SO MANY conversations about giving our power away that we may even believe we’re aware of when we give our power away and when we don’t.

As we’ve all realized, just because we believe something intellectually doesn’t mean we really understand and know it. Having information doesn’t awaken our awareness. Accepting the learning into our heart BY MEANS OF OPENING TO LOVE is what awakens our awareness. We learn this over, and over, and over, and over again.

For myself, I used to be very arrogant about what I knew.
I believed that having an intellectual awareness of something meant that I knew it.
I had to be humbled 50 million times before I finally became AWARE that the ego was driving my intellect and the ego doesn’t know anything worth knowing – only the heart does.

If we’re feeling angry because of something that someone else did, then we’re giving our power to them.

If we feel angry because of some circumstance or situation, then we’re giving our power away to an “outside” source.

The same is true if we feel we’re experiencing hurt, fear, or sadness because of some situation, or event, or person in the world.

Only when we’re willing to realize that giving our power away is giving that thing, person, or event AUTHORITY over our mind do we start waking up.

Likewise, if someone or something has the power to make us happy, we’ve given them authority, too.

There is One TRUE power, and One authority and that is Love.
All is Love. Love is All.

When we align with LOVE as the One and only power and authority in our life, everything starts to heal.

Love is the author of Love and nothing else.
Love only knows itself as Love and only expresses itself as Love.
Love can NEVER cause fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion.

Only choosing thoughts of lack, limitation, judgment and separation (they’re all the same thing) can lead you to feel fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion. Why? Because when you choose to energize those thoughts of separation with the power of your belief, you’re giving your authority to the root cause of all suffering – and what could be more terrifying, confusing, and debilitating than that?

This awakening awareness is what all of my classes are about – cultivating it, nurturing it, celebrating it!

If you find yourself thinking that others have you made you feel anything, then be SO GRATEFUL – KISS yourself! – for your awakening awareness and the blooming realization that you’re thinking crazy, self-destructive, pain-inducing thoughts and you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Hallelujah!

If you hear yourself telling ANYONE that someone or something MADE you feel anything, be SO GRATEFUL – do the victory dance! – because you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Amazing grace is here!

I AM Love.
Be still and know I AM God.
I AM that I AM.

When we make Love our authority, Love leads us naturally and gracefully to embody Love, and then the healing is non-stop. We’re doing it. It’s happening now!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

img

In the Flow of Healing

Friday, January 24th, 2020

What is healing?

It’s so valuable to ask simple questions and to allow Spirit, the Higher Holy Spirit Self, give you the answer. When you get it direct from Spirit, rather, it brings with it an energy that is enlivening and can also be transformative.

So, what is healing?

Healing is the release of the blocks to Love in our awareness.

The blocks to Love are our beliefs, which come from the decisions we’ve made – in this life or any other.

I’ve found that the truth is profoundly liberating. “The truth sets you free” isn’t just a saying, it’s the truth!

Truth is: we are already perfect. We are already as holy as holy can be. We can’t become any holier than we already are.

Our responsibility and our opportunity are to give up the idea that we’re not already there. That’s pretty much all there is to awakening.

Healing is all about giving up the blocks to Love.

When you feel a need to prove that you’re right, there’s a block to Love.
When you judge your self, there’s a block to Love.
When you complain, there’s a block to Love.

If we only pay attention to a few opportunities to choose Love,rather than the block each day.

No matter how badly every day has gone until today, we can make a loving choice now and turn the whole thing around.

Our time for healing is now.

The opportunity to heal is now.

When we’re doing this healing work on our own, we can easily get discouraged and distracted. It helps so much to work together with other like-minded souls and to consistently Partner UP.

We’re learning to remember union, unity, and Oneness. It’s an active choice that we make. If we miss 1,000 choices, just grab the next one. Love is so powerful, it heals anything. ANYTHING!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

img

Hope as an Obstacle

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Have you ever thought about the difference between faith and hope? It’s really worth considering. If you’re going on a trip and you tell me about it before you leave, which of these two statements would you rather hear me say:

“I trust you’ll have a safe journey.”

“I hope you have a safe journey.”

For sure, I’d rather hear someone say they “trust” I’ll have a safe journey. When we’re living in faith, we place our trust in the Divine.

Hope is a kind of wish, or possibly even a fantasy.

For some people, hope can be like a drug.

One teacher I’ve learned a lot from is Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. He is such a beautiful teacher of mindfulness, and his book Peace is Every Step is one of the best books I’ve ever read and studied. I go back to it again and again. In this wonderful book, he has an essay entitled “Hope as an Obstacle” in which he shares:

“Since we cling to our hope in the future, we do not focus our energies and capabilities on the present moment. We use hope to believe something better will happen in the future, that we will arrive at peace, or the Kingdom of God. Hope becomes a kind of obstacle. If you can refrain from hoping you can bring yourself entirely into the present moment and discover the joy that is already there. Enlightenment, peace and joy will not be granted by someone else. The well is within us, and if we dig deeply in the present moment, the water will spring forth.”

I encourage you to look at where in your life you are waiting in hope, in expectation, wishing for something better rather than seeking the Kingdom, which IS within, in the present moment. We cannot enjoy Peace in the future. Peace is now. If we can be satisfied with hoping, then we may never seek the Kingdom.

If we settle for just hoping things improve, we’re not actively involved in improving our life.

Trust and faith are extremely active. They require our mind to engage and make a decision about the future.

Hope is quite passive.

If you have someone on your team who is helping you to bring the deep desires of your heart to fruition, would you rather they hope for a magnificent outcome or would you rather they have trust and faith?

Will you consider giving up hoping and wishing? Will you trade them for faith and trust?

I can tell you that the #1 issue people bring to my Masterful Living Course is a desire to develop true trust and faith. It’s the #1 result people have, and that’s what brings all the miracles.

If you’re willing, all else will be added unto you, too!

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

img

Strings Attached

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Many of us had experiences when we were younger where we were given things to enjoy and then told later that there was a price for them. Women are particularly familiar with this. I’d venture to say that there’s hardly a woman that hasn’t had the experience at least once of having accepted an invitation for an evening out that was then expected to also pay up with some kind of sexual favor.

Many of us fear a hidden price tag. We don’t want to be manipulated, tricked, or controlled. Many of us are tired of living with people who keep score and who don’t give anything without expecting something in return. I find that women are often the ones most likely to keep score, perhaps because they also tend to do more in the home than men do.

(BTW, I’ve been counseling people for 20 years and I’ve not heard a man tell me he was tired of doing so much around the house while his partner did very little, but I’ve heard women say it MANY times.)

For reasons such as these, folks begin to conclude that it’s better for them to not owe anyone. They would rather be independent than interdependent. It’s safer to accept less from others and be assured you don’t anyone.

As a result, these good folks become less receptive in general.

This, then, causes the beginning of greater and greater limitation. People who have a greater experience of lack, when we look deeply into it, have often become highly resistant to receiving even a compliment.

If you’d like to reverse this, realize that all there is comes from God.

Determine to become receptive to whatever people would like to give you, including all kindnesses.

There are no extra points for doing everything on your own and not needing anyone.

We give God a chance to flow in our life by being a grateful receiver.

There may be times when it seems as though people would like to give you something you don’t really need or want, but if you pause with it, you may be able to feel the value of being receptive anyway.

I’ve learned the value of asking for help from the visible and the invisible. My practice is one of remembering to ask, be receptive, and allow the flow of good into my life. Allowing the flow is essential to experiencing expansive goodness.

It’s God’s Nature to always be giving. Our job is to allow!

If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

img

Legacy of Love

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Yesterday was a holiday here in the United States in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You might not know that this daily blog, my daily shot of spiritual espresso, originated with the writing I began in 1998 in conjunction with A Season for Nonviolence which honored the life and work of Dr. King.

At that time, I joined with many other people across the nation celebrating the work of King and also Gandhi. We were honoring their legacy and the teachings of nonviolence. I began to feel that I was walking and talking with them, and the field of energy, the angels and Ascended Masters who walked and talked with them.

It was a true Joy to honor their legacy of Love.

Both King and Gandhi were profoundly inspired by the teachings of Jesus, as am I. Both Gandhi and King inspired a revolution of civil rights within their country. Both men, their teachings and their lives continue to inspire me and many others who desire to live a life of service and recognize the power of Love to transform our hearts and minds as well as our world.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hero of mine. I’ve loved listening to and reading Rev. Dr. King’s speeches. And I love reading them as well. They never fail to inspire and uplift. He had such a gift to move, inspire and motivate people to their better nature.

One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his “Loving Our Enemies” sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful, and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living curriculums. You can click here to read the sermon and you can listen to the sermon and read along with this video:

I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then, and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.

As King demonstrates for us so clearly, Love is the way, Love is the answer, Love is an act of service, Love is our redeemer.

Love is redemptive. Hate is always destructive to the one who hates. I’ve heard people say they hate certain people, some political figures, and I invite them to change their mind. Love heals, Love reveals, and Love redeems.

King said, “love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies”

It’s a great reminder at a time when there feels like a lot of divisiveness. The time is always right to do what is loving. What’s loving is always what’s right.

The time is always right and RIPE for us to answer the call to Love, to forgive and to be of service. When we live in this way, from our heart, then our life is an inspiration to all. This is our destiny and our calling. All are called.

I invite you to listen to the speech, to savor it and apply King’s teaching to your life. You’ll find that if you do, your life will open up in ways you never imagined!

It’s not everyone who is willing to take a stand for Love. It’s not everyone who so values Love and understands the power of Love to heal and to redeem, that they’re willing to forgive, truly forgive, release all judgment and Love. But there are more of us. And, it is the Light within us that cannot be hidden.

We can all live to serve the Light within us. All are called to shine their Light. All are called to forgive. Every day offers us new opportunities to let the past go and to choose our Freedom.

A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.”

To have Love, strength, courage and faith – give compassion, which is Love, which is ALL, to all. Having compassion for all is our divine opportunity to rise above our humanness and to transcend the limitations of a mundane life. All are called every day. We are called, every day. Let us answer the call every day and leave a legacy of Love.

img

New Decade Reboot!

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

I love this “new year, new decade” feeling. I have such a sense of expansion and I’m excited to share it. Right now, we’re laying the groundwork for our year, our life, our expansion.

For myself, what I’m most interested in is supporting people in moving out of feeling limited and into the flow of the All-Good. It’s tremendous how much we can shift and change!

I’ve seen the most downhearted folks, feeling the worst kinds of losses and betrayals, find their way from the raging river of regret and hurt to the shore of spiritual faith and knowing.

In my class yesterday, “Unblock the Flow of Time, Energy & Money”, (I’m repeating the class tomorrow) I was sharing that every year, in my Masterful Living Course, the biggest issue for people is trust and faith.

In each moment we’re always putting our faith in something or someone. We can place our faith in our own opinions and judgments, our own perceptions and beliefs, or we can place our faith in Spirit’s guidance. In the class yesterday, I gave examples of how to know the difference between the two.

We can train ourselves to feel secure in Spirit and to feel assured that we’re being led and guided to the highest and best. A Course in Miracles tells us many times that we’ve learned well the training of the ego’s thought system of separation, lack, and limitation.

We can UN-learn the belief’s in lack (of any kind) MUCH faster than we learned to live in limitation. We can remember our true nature is unlimited and unprecedented, and we can discover an entirely new way of living and being.

Yes, it does take real effort and willingness but it is so worth it.
Year after year, I see the most hopeless people change their minds.

It’s so gratifying to me to be able to see these courageous folks making new choices and opening up the possibilities in their lives.

A Course in Miracles tells us that the greatest joy is to serve, to truly be of service to our brothers and sisters, to lift them up and hold them in the highest. I can say that this has been my experience. There is no difference between Love and Joy. To be in the flow of Love is to be in the flow of Joy. This is what we can practice and offer to our brothers and sisters.

In our Masterful Living Community, folks volunteer support those who are joining us and to be a real and loving support without needing anything in return. Being able to serve the community in this way is healing for everyone.

All too often, spiritual students are only comfortable giving and not comfortable receiving. We can learn to do both well and be in the flow of giving and receiving. When we open to Spirit, we are given so much that we simply MUST share it and pass it along. That’s a wonderful position to be in and I wish it for all of us.

To be able to give from the heart also requires someone to receive it. Whenever someone is attempting to give us something from their heart, let us receive it well!

This is a great way for us to enter into this new decade. Let it be a new decade of being in the flow!

If you missed my New Year Reboot live class, we’re just starting the group homework sessions tomorrow. You can still register for “New Year Reboot” and join us tomorrow. If you’re part of Masterful Living, this is a bonus class and you’re already registered. Doing this work right now and collaborating on it is a great benefit. You won’t regret it!

CLASS STARTS MONDAY: We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my yearlong Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you feel called, if you feel the time has come to put Spirit first, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Real people having real miracles.

I am truly grateful for this path of awakening that we’re on, and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that speeds our healing and lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – the sooner your register, the sooner you can settle in and begin the Group Goal Setting Sessions, and all of the other pieces that launch us into our best year ever!

img

Self-Healing

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Let me be clear, I do not have the ability to change anyone’s life but my own. I really don’t. Many times people give me credit for changing their life, but I don’t deserve it.

I do SO appreciate that people value what I share and employ it in their lives to make a real and lasting difference in their happiness, their well being, their relationships, and their families. But I am not responsible for anyone’s miracles but my own.

And still, each and every one of us can bring SO MUCH benefit to another just by sharing their life experience in an authentic and humble way.

Yesterday, I had a couple of conversations with folks who have been SO influenced by the life of Anand Deoskar who passed away last October. He’d been in Masterful Living with us for four years.

Anand had so much growth and transformation over the years and he shared it on his sleeve – he let everyone know, with great humility, his journey of healing and awakening. He experienced real miracles of shifts in his thinking brought on by his willingness to let his opinions go, and his active choice to be loving with himself and others.

Anand was quite transparent about his journey. It was inspiring to all of us who knew him.

In our Masterful Living Community, one of the most precious gifts we share with each other is the gift of letting people REALLY get to know us. We allow ourselves to be seen, and when that happens, we can really be loved.

When we hide in our relationships, then it’s hard for people to really love us because they don’t get to really see us and be with us. When we hold back and behave the way we think people would like us to behave, we’re not able to be fully loved because people don’t get to really experience us.

There’s so much healing when we realize that being authentic doesn’t mean saying everything we think and feel. But it also doesn’t mean hiding things.

We can be authentic and transparent, and it helps us to realize that we are COMPLETELY lovable. Realizing that we are lovable is healing for everyone.

Self-healing is world healing.

The reason we can be so authentic and transparent in Masterful Living is that we’re in a community of like-minded souls who are willing to practice non-judgment. We make it a safe space for anyone to share. And when they do, they are beautiful and inspiring. Their magnificence shows.

Being authentic and transparent is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground!

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

img

Healing the Cause of Worry

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Look, I’ll be honest with you. I used to feel like a victim.

I was a victim of all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I was a complainer. I complained about all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I made myself miserable with all my complaints. I decided to stop making myself miserable, and I made a commitment to Self-Love.

That commitment required me to realize that my misery was not a result of what was happening in the world, my misery was the result of my thoughts ABOUT what was happening in the world.

My complaints were a symptom of the underlying fear I had.

Fear, worry and anxiety are all caused by stinking thinking.

Worry and anxiety are the direct results of beliefs that CAN be changed.

Fear-based thinking is NOT the result of things happening in the world – and it never will be.

It’s easy to assume that we’re thinking fearful thoughts because of our experiences, but this world just doesn’t work that way.

The mind doesn’t work that way.

First, we have a belief and THEN we have an experience that reflects that belief – and then we interpret the experience to prove our belief is true. But it doesn’t prove our belief is TRUE – it only proves that we are investing in that belief, consciously or unconsciously.

It’s so important to be willing to get this and to apply it throughout our days.

Applying this teaching from A Course in Miracles brings great relief from emotional and mental suffering.

It takes practice.
It takes effort.
It takes willingness.
It takes determination.

What could be more worth the investment than ending your fear, doubt and worry?

I can’t think of anything, can you?

Living a peaceful life is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my year-long Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

img

Peace

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #34 is “I could see peace instead of this.”

In this lesson, Jesus tells us, “Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises.”

Peace begins with us.

It BEGINS in our minds. Or, it seems to dissipate in our minds. We choose.

I find it so helpful to remember that my natural state is Peace.

If I’m not experiencing Peace, it’s because I’m choosing something else.

When the world seems to be acting crazy, that’s the time for us to hold to our sanity.

Many people are seeking Peace by trying to manipulate the world to be more peaceful. It’s not a method that works.

We seek not to change the world, but to change our minds about the world in order to be a beneficial presence in the world.

The way that Peace is brought forth is to change our minds.

To discipline our mind. This takes real time and attention, and it absolutely requires that we Partner UP with Spirit to bring it into manifestation.

This is what spiritual practice is all about.

If we don’t deepen our practice when war is threatened, then when will we practice?

If we don’t deepen our practice when our lives are falling apart, then when will we practice?

It’s because we don’t practice that Spirit brings us events and situations that squeeze us so hard that we will finally go to Spirit for the Source of all, or we’ll collapse trying.

We are the deciders of what we will choose.
I choose Peace today and every day.
I ain’t going to study war no more.

Always remember: the ends are in the means.

We cannot get to Peace through war.

ACIM tells us, “You recognize you want the goal. Are you not also willing to accept the means?”

To have Peace, be Peace.

We cannot attack, blame and shame those who aren’t peaceful and remain peaceful. We cannot have Peace while we’re attacking.

Let us BE the Peace from now on.
Let us develop the courage and strength to BE peaceful and share the benefits with the world.

Now is our time to be disciplined in our minds so that we can rise and shine and be truly helpful. There is no better time than NOW!

Living a peaceful life is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

img

Speed Up Your Spiritual Awakening

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Is there a single practice that will change your life and speed up your awakening? Yes, there is. A Course in Miracles tells us that the practice is forgiveness, specifically, SELF-forgiveness.

If you’re seeing your life-improving steadily and beautifully,
If you’re feeling lighter and happier,
If you’re feeling more connected to Spirit,
Then you are definitely practicing Self-forgiveness.
Congratulations!

If you’re studying lots of books and listening to lots of audios, but you’re not feeling happier, lighter and more successful as a spiritual student, Self-forgiveness is the tool to use.

Self-forgiveness goes so much deeper than most people realize – it certainly goes FAR deeper than I ever realized, and I’ve learned SO MUCH in the last 20 years of teaching Self-forgiveness.

There are SO MANY practices we can apply to speed up our spiritual awakening, but none is so helpful as is making the decision that you truly are interested in awakening from the dream of separation.

Once you make that decision, Self-forgiveness becomes your constant companion.

The dream of separation will lull us into a deep slumber of suffering.

Separation thinking shows up as ALL of our experiences of having problems and living in lack and limitation. When we believe we’re separate, we experience lack and limitation. This need not be. AND we must forgive ourselves for perpetuating the very habits, beliefs, and patterns that have caused our pain and sense of loss.

“Yet where are dreams but in a mind asleep? And can a dream succeed in making real the picture it projects outside itself? Save time, my brother; learn what time is for. And speed the end of idols in a world made sad and sick by seeing idols there. Your holy mind is altar unto God, and where He is no idols can abide. The fear of God is but the fear of loss of idols.”
~ A Course in Miracles, T-29.VII.9.

Our idols can be our complaints and grievances. Idols can be the ways we become so attached to doing things our way rather than placing our faith and trust in Spirit. We can shift that.

We CAN really speed up our healing, and that’s the great gift we can all give ourselves.

When we give ourselves this gift of deep spiritual practice, we share all the benefits with everyone.

That’s why our family, friends, and co-workers begin to have healing, too. We’re all sharing the same mind.

The development of trust is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

TODAY’S PODCAST EPISODE: my topic today is Speed Up Your Spiritual Awakening. You can listen in LIVE on my podcast – 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!

img

Development of Trust

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Living by faith is a completely different experience than living by fear. The vibration is different, the feeling is different, the results are completely different.

When we live by faith, we are the happy learner with a vision of more Peace, more Joy, and more Love pulling us into a greater experience of Unity and Freedom. We’re pulled by the vision. It’s a powerful pull. We can allow it or resist it.

When we live by fear, we learn through pain pushing us to make higher choices.

We choose how we learn. It might not seem like it, but we make thousands of choices every day – more than 10,000 choices, at least!

There are only two kinds of choices at each moment: Oneness or separation. If you aspire to make the world a better place, choose Oneness. Train yourself to look for a loving choice if you’d like to live a joyous life.

In order to choose Oneness consistently, you can train yourself to let go of cherishing the thoughts of lack and attack. Align with thoughts of Love, letting go of all judgments and learn to trust the Divine. This is the entire basis of my yearlong Masterful Living Course and that’s why it’s one year, so we gain momentum and don’t give up.

It’s challenging. When you have proven yourself to be untrustworthy over and over and OVER again, how do you learn to trust God?

When God doesn’t deliver the goods and act as the perfect delivery service, no matter how much you beg and suffer, you may be so angry and resentful that you refuse to trust – in order to punish God for being such a withholding God.

There’s hardly one of us that hasn’t had these thoughts about God. We make stuff up and believe it to be true, and then operate as though the lie is the truth.

Enough of that madness!

The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to be willing to practice choosing Love and Unity instead of attack and separation.

I dearly love this prayer from Joel Goldsmith:
Reveal Yourself, Father, show me Your will. Never again will I dishonor You by trying to tell You what I need and then attempt to coerce You into delivering it.

If you’re successful by even a little – there’ll be more light in your life AND everyone else’s. Your vibration will be lifted and you’ll begin to silently broadcast the message:

It can be done and I AM doing it. It is happening NOW!

There is that within you which knows how to do this. There’s no such thing as blind faith.

To live in trust is to SEE by faith.

Faith lights the way and the path is known and firm, even when it’s narrow. Walk the talk today and you will truly see.

I live by grace. I walk in faith. Love lights my way.

Without trust and faith in Love, there are no miracles.

We’re designed to be miracle-minded. We cannot live the fullness of our Self without trust.

We will always be struggling with experiences of lack and limitation when we don’t trust.

This is what we practice and demonstrate in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice developing trust and faith, because trust is the key to having a REAL relationship with Spirit – not a fantasy relationship.

The development of trust is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

img

2020: Our Best Year Ever

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Today’s the day, and NOW is the time. The concept of “someday” in the future, is an old paradigm that we can put aside now.

I LOVE this new year, new decade day!

It makes me so happy to feel this global energy of rebooting into the opportunity of this new year.

I’m completely STOKED for this new year, this new decade, and the opportunity we have to turn the page, to wipe the slate, and begin again.

As an A Course in Miracles student, one of the great benefits of this mind-training is that we learn that ALL suffering comes from looking at the present moment through the lens of the past.

I can recall how my mind was obsessed with anticipating experiencing the hurts and pains of the past, in the future. I would go into many situations and conversations, expecting to be disappointed.

Think about this: an expectation is a disappointment waiting to happen.
Well, what about when your expectation is that you will be disappointed?
In my case, the expectations were met, I WAS disappointed, and then I’d have that self-righteous feeling of “I knew it all along. This world cannot be trusted.”

And yet, “this world” was completely showing up for me just as I wished it would.

I was learning the most potent lesson of response-ability. I am responsible for what I see and everything is just as I wish it to be.

I believed that there was something wrong with me and life proved it to me day in and day out.

I gave up that belief and life began proving to me that I am perfect just as I am and I no longer needed any expectations and certainly none about being disappointed. Paradigm shift.

We can actually drop the false beliefs.
We can hand them over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and liberate from the pain of the past.

It does take real effort to give up our attachments to our view of the world and our view of ourselves in this world.

And, it is SO worth it!

Sometimes it feels to me that one of the great blessings we have and don’t take full advantage of is leaving the past behind, for GOOD. For our own good, we can let the past go. We can lay the burden down, but the trick is to NOT PICK IT BACK UP AGAIN.

Sometimes in our classes or on retreats, people begin to feel disoriented in their lives because their beliefs are changing so fast they aren’t sure who they are anymore. When they lean on the Higher Holy Spirit Self, there’s a recalibration that happens and a quantum leap of consciousness happens.

Then there’s no sliding back.
There’s real progress.
There’s true healing.
And we begin again from this new place.

It’s like climbing a staircase of mastery.
The real work happens not in the leap to the next step,
the leap happens when we incorporate our leap into our life.
That’s the path of mastery.

I love this day of starting anew.

I love to take the entire first month of the year to really get clear about my direction for the rest of the year.

It’s so valuable to take the time to relinquish that which no longer serves, to take stock, to consciously choose what our life is going to be out. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and it’s been tremendously helpful to me.

People often remark to me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s not because I’m special or a superwoman, it’s really because I’m clear about my intentions, aspirations, and goals.

I put real energy and effort, time and attention into being clear so that I’m not investing my precious energy into negativity, or into things that don’t support my spiritual goals as well as my life goals.

And I LOVE it! It’s fun for me!

On our own, it can be really challenging to hold a vision for our life. And that’s why I like to gather people together so we can hold the vision for each other and with each other in community.

We rise together.
And it works.
We ARE miraculous!

Power of Love Ministry, the non-profit I founded in 2013, offers many free forms of support, including classes, my ACIM podcast, and daily inspiration, daily prayer and much more. We also have our Masterful Living community which has grown out of my year-long class that I started offering in 2009.

I never imagined I’d offer Masterful Living a second year.

And now we’re starting year 12.

This community is extraordinary.
We are doing the deep forgiveness work of forgiving ourselves for having built a false identity of being not enough, and unlovable.

We’re forgiving ourselves for projecting our belief in unlovability, sin, and punishment onto our precious brothers and sisters.

We’re looking at the most intense patterns of separation and we’re FULLY releasing them and releasing a flow of Love in our lives that spreads out over everyone in our lives and transforms them as well.

We’re changing our mind about the world and watching the world change around us.

We’re incredibly courageous, and here’s why:

Every single one of us, when we began, we believed that we would fail.
Each and every one of us believed we would fail, that we didn’t have what it takes and we couldn’t succeed because we were weak – but we ventured forward anyway.

Today, I have my New Year Reboot class. It’s a foundational class for everyone in Masterful Living 2020 and part of the curriculum, but you can join us if you’re interested in doing this work with us. It’s a chance to get a taste for what we’re doing this year.

In my New Year’s Reboot class TODAY January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping. We can only do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW.

Are you ALL IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us? Your willingness is all that’s required.

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

To me, this new year, this new decade feels like the best ever! I’m excited about it!

I’m excited about the healing we’ll have.

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. My Prayer for Today is for Having the Courage to Let the Past Go. 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!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Following Divine Direction

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have.

For many years I did a silent retreat for several days in the new year, and it made me learn to LOVE the new year.

I have learned so much about the power of being able to do focused spiritual practice at this time.

It has made such a difference in the last 20 years of my life that I’ve been doing spiritual practice at this time of year, specifically for setting myself up for a GREAT year.

One thing I’ve seen is that many people really skimp on how they lay a foundation for their new year. They skimp, but they don’t have to – it’s a combination of a couple of things that keeps them from going ALL-IN for Spirit.

1 – They just don’t believe it will make any difference.

This is so common. Many people feel that no matter what they do, it won’t work for them, so why bother?

2 – They don’t know WHAT to do that will really be effective

People feel they have flipped and flopped in previous years, they haven’t found something effective, and so, once again, why bother?

3 – UNWORTHINESS

Once again, our sense of unworthiness gets in the way of our happiness. This happens again and again – and BTW, if you were in Masterful Living in 2019 when we started this fabulous undoing unworthiness work, we’re going to continue again in 2020. I’m so psyched for this healing we’re bringing forth!

Can you see and feel that it takes real willingness, real courage and a true desire to burst through these patterns of unworthiness and apathy?

It’s all self-sabotage.
It’s all resistance and reluctance.

The only thing to resist is Love.

There is a Divine Direction and Inspiration that’s available to us in every moment.

My Masterful Living Course is about tuning into it. It’s about realizing that we are worth the “bother.” And, we CAN succeed. So much is possible for us.

We don’t have to play games of self-delusion anymore. We can learn through Joy. We can set ourselves free! What a relief.

Spiritual practice is a constant relief from the darkness that is so sticky.

Learning to hold a powerful vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Going “ALL-IN”

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have.

I’ve learned the power of decision. And it’s so powerful when we begin a new year with a clear decision of what our year is going to be about. I was sharing yesterday that I remember one year I decided to stop working for money and to begin working only for Love. It was a real turning point for me. My life changed in a major way then.

Let 2020 be the year that you are ALL-IN for Love!

Making the decision to be ALL-IN may feel daunting, impossible and too challenging, but we can shift that perspective so that we can actually choose to go for it.

For me, being ALL-IN means that I’m truly doing the best I can at each moment to choose Love.

Sometimes I fall short, but then I have the opportunity to start all over again, and I begin by choosing not to judge myself for having been less than loving only a moment ago.

Being ALL-IN doesn’t mean getting it “perfect” in each moment, it means holding the intention to be loving and choosing Love as much as possible. I used to think that it would be so hard, but it’s actually far easier than having a lot of worries, doubt, and fear.

It took me quite a while to recognize that every time I choose to judge and to attack, no matter how subtle it might seem, I will feel that attack thought boomerang back to me in the form of my own self-doubt and fear.

The less judgment I have, the more peaceful I am.

The more I choose to give up my attachments to my judgments, my beliefs, and the need to be right, the less fear and worry I experience and the more Joy I feel.

Now, I’m trying to remember why I was so dang interested in being right – it didn’t make me happy. Being loving is what makes me happy.

2020 is the year that I’m choosing to double down on my commitment to be ALL-IN for Love.

Care to join me? Let’s go for it!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Healing the Fear to Look Within

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

What is the most wonderful thing you’ve EVER done for yourself? For me, I am clear that the very best thing I’ve ever done for myself is to deepen my spiritual practice to include prayer, and also to release the judgments that used to run and rule my life. (Note: I must confess I still have more judgments to let go of. Onward and upward!)

I’ve been a Spiritual Counselor for nearly 20 years, and one of the things I’ve encountered again and again with spiritual students is a sense of hopelessness.

Yes, you read that right. Hopelessness among spiritual students is a bit of a secret. People don’t like to talk about it, because feeling destitute isn’t very spiritual.

Waking up with a feeling of dread for the day, or for life itself, isn’t very spiritual – or so we think – but it IS quite common.

Also, spiritual students don’t like to talk about their feelings of hopelessness because they feel like a failure.

And then there’s the fear of making it worse by talking about it. (What you think about you bring about. Yikes!)

Burying our feelings isn’t healing and it isn’t helpful

Fortunately, there’s a way of talking about our feelings that’s healing.

I like to call it “Bringing it to the Light.”

When we can talk about the worst of times, the deep fears and self-judgments, the very most devastating experiences with someone who has true compassion, great loving, and understanding, then the festering wound can be exposed to the Light of healing and restoration. The pattern can dissolve.

And, very importantly, we can harvest the learning.

We don’t really learn from books – we learn from our life.
When we have a strong spiritual practice of non-judgment and forgiveness, every day brings beautiful and helpful learning.

I know A LOT about this because I’ve been practicing it for more than 20 years.

This profound healing that can take place through being able to bring to the Light our darkest fears and disappointments is the Power of Love operating in our hearts and minds. It’s the gift we can give to another and it’s the gift we can share.

When we have healing, everyone has healing, because all minds are joined.

All boats rise on this tide of Love and Light.

It’s at this time of year that I’m feeling how many people are avoiding taking stock us that we have a “fear to look within.” We think we’re afraid of what we might see.

But it’s not that. That’s only the appearance.

The real issue is the judgments of what we might see that are so painful and hurtful – and that’s what we’re avoiding.

The thing is, I have yet to meet even one person who doesn’t feel they’re damaged goods in some way. I have yet to meet one person whose life experience doesn’t kick their butt – and HARD.

This is especially true of spiritual students, because we say we’re on a path of awakening but many of us are barely on it. Tiny little drips of progress, and it’s because we’ve decided that it’s too hard, that it’s too big, and we’re too small and too weak to attain to it.

Not true, but still we believe it, so it FEELS true.

This past week, a friend of mine passed away. His name is Laurence Bartlett and he was in class with me for a number of years. He was on a path of awakening and he was quite intent on it.

I remember at the end of his first year in Masterful Living we had our end of the year 1-on-1 check-in and he told me one of the best things he gained from the year in class was that now he felt like he got to keep his “a-ha’s.”

In the past, when he’d have a breakthrough insight it, would dissolve and fade as if it had never happened in the first place. Now, through his deepening practice in Masterful Living, he could hold onto his insights, and that meant a great deal to him.

Laurence is a remarkable person who didn’t lose sight of the goal of awakening. Even though things in his life were sometimes unbearably challenging, like the death of his partner, he kept this eye on the spiritual prize and it brought him so much benefit. I’m quite certain that Laurence has achieved his goal of awakening.

I don’t think he’ll have to incarnate again, unless he’d like to. What a gift to share with all humanity!

We are ALL on a path of awakening, and we can all be more firmly placed on it. The #1 thing for us to do is to give up the idea that it’s not possible for us. If it’s possible for anyone, it’s possible for everyone.

Each year in Masterful Living, people start the year firmly entrenched in the belief that it cannot work for them because they don’t have what it takes. It’s quite wonderful that often times the ones who have the most breakthroughs, shifts, and success are the same ones who were most entrenched in their feelings of lack and limitation. Victory!

Lack and limitation are false constructs that have no power.

Love is the only Power.

This year, let us collectively DECIDE to abandon this false belief of unworthiness and limitation. Let us commit to giving up the blame and guilt. Both beliefs are based on something that’s not true and will never be true.

It’s our job to make this decision to forgo the false.

One year I set my intention for the year to be “unbotherable”. It was challenging, but so worthwhile. In my New Year’s Reboot class on January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

We can do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW. Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping.

We must be vigilant, and we can be.

Have you ever been vigilant about something? Maybe, as a child, you wanted a new bicycle. Maybe you had a particular career in mind. Maybe there was a difficult exam. Maybe you had a personal best you were working towards.

Most of us have had something that we put our whole heart into, that wasn’t driven by ego, and we succeeded beyond what we’d hoped. That’s what I’m talking about.

Each year in Masterful Living, people have AMAZING results because the put their whole heart into it. It doesn’t mean that we don’t fall down. It means that we DO get up again. Falling down is part of the learning. It brings us humility, and we must have the humility to awaken from the ego dream.

Everything is part of the plan. We judge nothing in order to succeed.

Are you ALL-IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us?

You may wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Will you hold a vision of Love and healing for yourself this year?

Will you be that compassionate support to yourself and others, proving that Love is the only true healer?

What a great opportunity lies before us. We are so blessed to be on this adventure together!

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. The Prayer for Today is for Holding A Vision of Love. 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!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Confidence

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

We’re all healing deep-seated unworthiness beliefs. Each and every one of us. It’s this unworthiness that causes us to self-medicate, self-sabotage and resist living the life that we deeply desire to live. And that’s why it’s essential that we focus on healing this false belief. We cannot let it persist.

Self-esteem is flimsy, at best, for many people. You can tell by how easily they get upset how challenged their self-esteem is. For a long time, I was deluded into believing that my self-esteem was very high, but it actually wasn’t at all.

I had a lot of confidence in my self and my abilities, but I didn’t have great self-esteem.

There’s a difference.

I had proven that I was smart and capable, and that made me feel confident. However, I was often irritated and very judgmental, and that was a reflection of my lack of self-esteem.

Many believe they are suffering from low self-esteem. They seek to gain self-confidence in order to feel better about themselves. They must ask: What is the “self” that I am seeking to place confidence in?

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a book that is one of my all-time favorites: Peace Is Every Step. In there he writes, “The mind of love brings peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others. If love is in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.”

I have learned that the fastest path to true self-esteem and confidence has been to recognize that I AM One with the One.

I AM part of that stream of Divine Love Intelligence that is already perfect, whole and complete.

That is the origin of my self-esteem and confidence.

The nature of the lack of self-confidence comes from choosing to energize thoughts of separation from the Oneness. These are the thoughts of judgment, whether they are directed towards myself or others. Any lack of feeling good about myself came from being unwilling to place my trust in the Divine. If you do not trust God you will never feel good about yourself. If you do not Love your Higher Holy Spirit Self and seek to know it AS yourself, you will never know your true identity and you will always suffer from lack of self-esteem. That pain will never end.

True Self-confidence and Self-esteem cannot come from the size of our paycheck, the beauty of our features, or anything else in this world. When we place our trust and confidence in God, in our God Self, then we can remember our true identity. Placing your trust in the Divine, rather than your little self, you discover that you of yourself can do nothing worth doing. ALL Self-worth comes from discovering this.

When we are challenged in our relationships and think unloving thoughts, then our self-esteem and self-confidence take a nosedive. It’s amazing how quickly we can turn relationships around when we are willing to really learn about relating better and having harmonious relationships.

When we remember our Divinity and the Divinity of all life, then we can see and know and feel that ALL are worthy. When we’re willing to know that ALL are worthy, then we will absolutely know that we are worthy, too.

I’ve had a great deal of insight this year about this core belief of unworthiness that we all are healing together.

I AM willing to know that all are worthy. I place my trust in the Divine and remember that I AM worthy of God’s Love.

Healing this deep sense of unworthiness is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the next best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Learning Happily

Friday, December 27th, 2019

If we’re friends on Facebook, I’d love to hear from you. Yesterday I asked what folks were feeling was the best gift of the year. It’s wonderful to see folks responses, and I hope you’ll add yours. You can click here to write something now.

I have learned the power of taking time to take stock and really look around my life. There are so many blessings for us all of the time, and when we are willing to really recognize them, we can see how many there are even in the midst of some really awful situations.

We can have a tendency to focus on what we don’t like, and that just brings more of the same. I was an expert in that! I really turned bad to worse so many days of my life by complaining about everything around me.

You see, I really truly believed that by cataloging all of the things I didn’t like, I was somehow protecting myself from more of the same. I had no idea that I was hurting myself and really impairing my happiness.

I believed that if I didn’t complain that there’d just be more and more of the same.

Of course, I believed that fantasy of protection EVEN THOUGH life was trying to teach me others. I was very keen to reject anything Spirit was teaching me that ran counter to my beliefs.

Now, I have a different perspective.
And, I have that different perspective and don’t feel shame or regret because I’ve forgiven myself for my choice to learn through suffering.

This is a big part of our curriculum in Masterful Living – learning through suffering can be optional. We cultivate a RELATIONSHIP with Spirit so that we’re no longer feeling on our own having to figure everything out.

Instead, we can receive direct insight from the Spirit.

We learn how to be guided and led.

It’s so much easier and it’s fun, as well as fulfilling. It just feels SO right.

We can learn through what feels right, and good, and true.

That’s called being a happy and joyous learner, and it’s great to be able to develop this skill. It’s what we do in Masterful Living.

Anyone can learn to live this way and transform the inner turmoil.

There are so many more wonderful ways to invest our time, energy, and money rather than spending it on managing to cope and survive.

This does take faith and trust, and that’s one of the keys to the curriculum as well. Trust is a major issue for most people, so we focus on building trust while developing our fatih.

Learning to be better receivers is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Ask and It is Given

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

One of the questions I ask Spirit on a regular basis is “How can I be more helpful?” I am interested in being more clear, more open, more available, and offering more assistance and support with the choice I make as the leader of the Power of Love Ministry, but also as a participant in life.

And Spirit responds. Spirit gives me such wonderful ideas and insights!

I recently shared a fundraising request on Facebook, to support our offering more free classes and services to those who are interested, and a couple of people reacted with attacks. They said I was begging for money.

This is something that does come up in the A Course in Miracles community. Some people are of the opinion that a non-profit organization shouldn’t ask for donations.

I’ve been an active spiritual student for about 35 years. And in all those years I’ve noticed there are two opposing thoughts that are very strong in spiritual circles, and they generate consistent conflict.

There’s the spiritual teaching of “Ask and it is given.”

And then there’s the ego thought of “It’s better to give than to receive.”

If it’s better to give, is it still okay to ask?

People who believe it’s better to give than to receive may have a deep-seated sense of unworthiness. And sometimes their belief in their own unworthiness will be projected onto others.

In my spiritual practice of the past 20 years, I’ve definitely learned the value of asking. It helps heal the sense of unworthiness. I ask for help from anyone and everyone. I don’t believe it’s better to give than to receive,because everything that I receive comes from Spirit.

Spirit is the only Source of all.

Ask for something worth having, like spiritual insight, and it SHALL be given.

Try it out for yourself. PROVE God in your life.

When I receive from a person, that person is representing Spirit in my life – they’re RE-presenting Spirit to me.

ACIM says, “I am here only to be truly helpful. I am here to represent Him Who sent me.”

Isn’t this true for all of us and not just ACIM students? It seems so to me. Therefore, isn’t it helpful to also be a good receiver? Isn’t it inspired to be a good “asker” in order to represent Spirit?

In my experience, asking for support and assistance, whether it’s from Spirit or from my brothers and sisters, is a way to be in the flow of Love. We’re designed to be the perfect givers and receivers of Love.

Letting the Love flow back and forth, in and out, is the way to maintain a true vitality in our hearts and mind!

Are you blocking the flow of Love by thinking it’s better to give than to receive?

In this ministry, and in our Masterful Living Community, we’re consistently giving and receiving. We’ve developed 4 levels of classes because people join, and after a year they’d like to continue again, year after year, growing together. So, I’ve been directed to have many levels so people can continue to develop their awareness and spiritual skills together. We’re a spiritual family that is powerful and beautiful.

To be of service to the Light, in the ministry of the Love of Christ is the greatest service.

What I’ve witnessed is that those who become Mastery Circle Facilitators and who go into the Spiritual Counseling Certification Program grow their consciousness at a rapid rate. We have so many ways that people can offer Love through our support groups for Parenting, 12 Steps, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Chronic Pain & Illness, Grief Support, Forgiveness Fridays and even more groups that meet on a regular basis to improve the quality of our life and the healing of our hearts and minds. It’s quite beautiful.

If people weren’t willing to receive the support, there wouldn’t be opportunities for those who would like to grow through giving and sharing. We require both the receivers and the givers to complete the circle.

How beautiful is it that we can be the giver in one moment and the receiver in the next?

There have been many times over my more than 20 years as a spiritual teacher and counselor that I have dropped to my knees in gratitude because someone desperate reached out to receive support from me. In being able to offer compassion and care to someone else, I was lifted up, I was healed and transformed – more times than I could possibly count.

While it may have seemed to the outside observer that I was giving something, I have ALWAYS received more than I gave. Spirit filled me up and taught me something beautiful in the process.

When we give from the heart, no strings attached, then we’re actually receiving a great gift because we’re wholeheartedly in the flow of Love.

For many years now in our Masterful Living community, I’ve witnessed that those who give back, who share and offer support to others, they grow their consciousness faster than those who don’t serve. It’s not magical, it’s miraculous, and it’s not that anyone is special, it’s simply the very nature of Spirit.

Those who receive, receive from Spirit. Those who share, IF they share FROM Spirit, they will be filled up.

To them that have (the consciousness of compassion) even more (Love) will be given. And to them that have not (the consciousness of sharing) even what they have will be taken away. This is the clear teaching of Jesus that has been shared with us from the Gospel of Matthew.

Do this to experience more flow of Love:

Let’s learn to ask Spirit for more insight, more Clarity, more willingness, more ways to truly help and fully surrender to Spirit.

These are the things worth asking for, because they are the things that we can share with everyone since all minds are joined.

When one is healed, all are healed.
When one is lifted, all are lifted.

As we move from Christmas to New Year’s Eve this year, I’m asking for the maximum load in spiritual expansion and Clarity. Of course, I will share it with you.

I pray for your spiritual expansion and Clarity and I ask you to pray for mine.

Together, all boats rise on this tide of Love!

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. 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!

Learning to be better receivers is just one of the things we learn in my year-long Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to ask for spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Christ’s Love

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

If you could have anything in this world, what would you choose? Each week I meet on the phone with the same Prayer Partners I’ve had for more than 22 years and we pray together. My prayer is to awaken to the Christ within.

I’d like to see with Christ’s Vision in each moment. This is my aspiration.

Anything that I might wish for in this world would be covered in my seeing with Christ’s vision.

That covers everything.

I pray to remember my true identity, my perfection, and to see from that perfection. I pray to see, with absolute Clarity the magnificence of all beings and the perfection of each one of us.

The greatest gift we can give our brothers and sisters is to see them with Christ’s Vision.

Let us choose that this Christmas, let us give this gift to everyone in our lives.

Today, in celebration of Jesus’ precious life, in celebration of the life He lived and the lessons He shared with us, let us give thanks for the Christ Presence in each of us.

Today, let’s look for the good in everyone and recognize it.

Today, let’s praise those around us and thank them for being in our lives.

Today, let’s be gentle with ourselves and everyone else.

Today, let us remember the one who sent us and be grateful for the opportunity to REPRESENT! To re-PRESENT. We can be the gift of Christ in this world.

We are Heaven sent to demonstrate Christ’s  Love!

Thank you for sharing this day with me.

A Very Merry Christmas to you!

img

The Greatest Gift

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

This Christmas let’s focus on Christ and take a time out to drop into our loving hearts. There’s a healing that can happen when we’re willing to let go of taking things personally, and the only way we can do that is to be strongly centered in our heart.

For me, it’s about being clear about what matters most.

Being right doesn’t matter.

Being recognized and respected is not so important.

What IS important is to make the most of each opportunity to be loving. Not missing an opportunity to be loving is important.

This Christmas, let’s be truly helpful.

Let’s be on the lookout for the cry for Love coming from those around us.

The cry for Love is anyone’s upset, meltdown or breakdown.

Instead of being annoyed and resentful when adults act like children and start behaving in ways that are immature and unkind, we can open our hearts to them and assist them in coming back to their right mind. If we’re truly willing to be truly helpful, Spirit will guide us to exactly how we can be most helpful.

We can be a truly loving presence and bring more benefits than we can even imagine.

Helping someone recover themselves when they’ve lost their connection to their right mind, to their heart, that’s the greatest gift we can share, isn’t it?

Jesus said, “What you do to the least of them, you do to Me.”

Whoever we might think is the least of us is our brother, just as much as Jesus.

Let’s Love our brothers and sisters today and every day.

Let’s allow Christ to light our minds and show us the way.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Spiritual Stress-Relief

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

For years I wished to be a successful spiritual teacher and counselor and really help people. For a long time, it felt so elusive. And then I decided to simply put my focus on my spiritual practice and let Love be in charge. I moved into the mental space of “Thy Will be done.”

I’ve truly been able to manifest many of the dreams I had. In fact, one of the sweetest gifts I’ve enjoyed is the many wonderful conversations I’ve had with the beautiful souls in my yearlong Masterful Living class. It’s such a joy to be able to meet with the participants 1-on-1 and share the review of the year together. I love it!

One thing someone said that is so common in my experience is that simply dropping the judgments and being open-hearted is such a RELIEF.

This person said to me “I was very controlling and over-reacting, thinking I knew how everything should be. But I didn’t know. Now I can be compassionate instead of judging and thinking I know what’s best – it’s such a relief.”

Sound familiar? Can you relate? I sure can!

It IS such a relief to let the judgments go.

They are such a block to Love, intimacy, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Wholeness, Harmony, and so much more. Would you like a relief?

It’s always a perfect time for us to choose to let the judgments go! The holidays afford us so many opportunities to do deep healing work. Now is the time of Christ. Right now.

Old patterns of negativity and upset get triggered so easily when things are stressful. And let’s face it, for many, this time of year is VERY stressful. Many of us have so much to do and little time to do it in. There are financial pressures and the pressure of spending time with family that’s not always comfortable. Many of us have the pressure of pulling off the perfect holiday and pleasing everyone. We make up all kinds of pressures.

It’s very stressful when we’re acting like martyrs, complaining and criticizing. And when we’re stressed, we tend to complain and criticize more. And then, we like to blame the circumstances for our problems.

Yet, we have only one problem – the belief that we’re separate from our Creator – yet, since it’s not true, all of our problems have been solved. Yes, they’ve ALL been solved.

Withholding Love is painful. And yet it can SEEM like protection. It’s not, of course, but we can convince ourselves that Love should be withheld and doled out sparingly. That’s insane. That perspective means agreeing to have our healing and our Joy doled out sparingly! No, thank you! I’m interested in the flow of abundant goodness that forgiveness naturally brings.

One thing that can help keep the Love and happiness flowing is to simply be mindful. We can be mindful of purifying egotistical ideas of perfection from our minds. Instead, let us be accepting, non-judgmental, allowing ourselves to stay in our loving heart. It’s a deeply transformative practice.

The rewards of living in non-judgment are more than it’s even possible for us to comprehend. Simply being mindful of our judgments seems too easy to bring so much benefit, but I assure you it’s worth every bit of energy you can focus on it. The rewards are beyond measure! It seems hard to practice, but it’s not – it just requires our willingness.

So often, we want relief from the suffering and we’re confused and deluded into believing that changing our circumstances will be the thing that brings relief. It’s not.

The relief comes from moving into our heart, dropping the judgments, and being compassionate with ourselves and others.

As it says in A Course in Miracles, “rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.”
This is a completely different orientation – and it’s the one that brings true rest.

Our willingness is critical to our happiness! We’re purifying our mind of the thoughts that cause our suffering! How wonderful is that? We’re letting Love lead us, inspire us, transform and guide us. YES!

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

img

Miraculous Prayer

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

When my mother was faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis, my parents and I went to meet with my mother’s oncologist to learn what the options were.

I asked if nutrition and changes in diet could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence the nutrition helped.

I asked if exercise and if being less sedentary, more active, could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence that exercise helped.

I asked if homeopathy and alternatives like acupuncture could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence those alternatives could help.

He was recommending a course of chemotherapy, although he said for my mother it was far more likely to hurt her than to help her.

I reviewed everything he said:
Nutrition doesn’t help.
Exercise doesn’t help
Acupuncture doesn’t help.
Homeopathy doesn’t help.
Nothing helps.
Chemo will likely kill her faster than cancer.
Is that what you’re telling us?

He said, “Yes, that’s what I’m saying.”

I said, “I think we’re having a conversation with your insurance organization, rather than a doctor. You have to recommend the chemo to cover your malpractice insurance?”

He said, “I think you understand the situation very well.”

And then he said, “There is one thing that I’ve seen works, but I will deny that I said it, and that is prayer. I’ve seen prayer work.”

I’ve seen prayer work miracles many times.

Our mind IS the Mind of God.
We share this One Mind.

We can share the gift of healing with anyone and everyone. That’s what prayer is for. Each year at this time, I’m checking in with folks who have been in my yearlong Masterful Living Course and we’re doing our 1-on-1 appointments, which I LOVE so much.

Each year, folks in Masterful Living tell me one of the things they’re most grateful for is that they now have an established prayer practice. Prayer is life-changing. Prayer is healing.

Prayer is the most powerful spiritual tool I know of.

A Course in Miracles tells us that “Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer, love is received, and through miracles, love is expressed.

In my observing many spiritual students, far too many are passive and waiting on God. God is Peace, but God is not passive. God is active. Love is active.

We can be peaceful, but not passive.

Prayer is the medium of miracles and we are here to be truly helpful miracle workers.

Let’s get active and PROVE, for the whole world to witness, that Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

Let us demonstrate the power of Love in our hearts, in our mind, and in our life so that all beings are healed, transformed, uplifted, renewed and restored!

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 Healing All Wounds. 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!

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Information isn’t healing.
Spiritual practice is healing.

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to take the next healing step upon it!

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

FREE CLASS TODAY: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

img

Vision of Freedom

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Let’s REALLY be the change we’d like to see in our family, in our neighborhood, in our work in our heart. For myself, the key has been to hold a vision of Love and to release all grievances and to put my attention on that – rather than trying to figure out what to do in the world of form.

I am a spiritual activist. I work at the level of the mind. Like my teachers: Jesus, Gandhi, King, and St. Francis, I take inspired action, but I start with prayer, with partnering UP, with releasing the judgments and opinions that could cloud my vision.

Holding a vision for a peaceful world is no joke, it’s a life’s purpose.

There’s so much power in holding a vision. Just think how many billions of people on this plan know these words, who said them, why, and what it meant to the entire world:

“I have a dream …”

King had a vision.

It’s the vision of Freedom ringing through our hearts, our minds, our nation, and the world.

Freedom from tyranny, injustice, and prejudice.

The Freedom to fully Love and accept our brothers and sisters.

When we’re trying to change the world through working only in the visible we will tire easily and accomplish much less than those who take inspired action.

Inspired action comes from our loving heart holding a vision of the highest and best for all.

Now is the time for us to fully commit to doing what we came here for – hold the highest and best for EVERYONE.

Release all patterns of lack and attack and stand in the Light of Love.

This is our purpose.

Being truly helpful starts in the mind and ripples outward. Our time is now!

Together we discover Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

This is the kind of work we do in Masterful Living. It’s deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind.

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

img

Loving Compassion

Friday, December 20th, 2019

I am profoundly grateful. Where I once felt this life was impossible to enjoy and difficult to even withstand, I have come to a place where I can authentically say I absolutely L-O-V-E this life. I never imagined that would ever be possible for me. The shift came because of my spiritual practice.

I have come to see that my feelings of anger and near-constant outrage were a cry for Love. All my anger outbursts, snarky remarks, and unkind comments were a plea for help from one who was drowning in fear.

Love was my answer.

Here’s the one realization that changed everything for me: I was willing to believe that there was no hatred, no hurt, no anger, and no fear that I had that couldn’t be met and healed by Love if I was willing to let Love rule my heart. I was willing to let Spirit guide me there.

Now, I have the absolute JOY of sharing with others.

In the past month, I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of talking 1-on-1 with folks in Masterful Living this year. We do end of the year sessions where we meet one on one so I can learn about how they’re doing three times per year. For the most part, our conversations at this time of year are harvest and a celebration.

Sometimes when I hear the breakthroughs, shifts, changes, healing, and transformation that they’ve gone through and the healing in their family, their body, their workplace, I cannot help but join them in tears of gratitude.

This is the power of Self-Love and compassion. Love is the answer.

Compassion is Love for those who have temporarily lost touch with their Divine Nature.

When I live compassionately, then I am a healing presence wherever I go and I KNOW it. I feel it. In our society, we’re taught that it’s not easy to have compassion, but I am here to tell you that it is much easier to have compassion than it is to be filled with resentment. I know, because I’ve hated those who were angry and cruel to me. I’ve hated myself for not doing better. I’ve worked with it for many, many years. In a sense, it is my life’s work.

The healing power of Love never ceases to amaze me and blow me away.

If you think that your situation is beyond hope, I can tell you that I’ve felt that way, and I have worked with so many others who have felt that way. It’s not the bottom. Giving up is the bottom.

Love never gives up on us. Let’s not give up on Love. Love is the answer.
Love is our healer.

Compassion is loving understanding.

And this is the place to take a stand for the holidays. There’s a power in being completely committed to being compassionate during this time of celebrating Christ.

Living compassionately requires a deep commitment. Every day, I’m still discovering the answer to the question “How do I BE the Peace I’d like to see in the world, and in my family, in my workplace?”

Over and over again, the answer comes when I am offered the opportunity to prove my commitment to Peace by choosing compassion.

Initially, it was very challenging. There are still times when I have to be with myself for a moment before I can trade compassion for judgments, but that is more and more rare and I’m grateful.

For more than thirty years, I’ve cultivated a practice of looking deeply into anger to find where I feel hurt. The answer to “How do I find compassion?” arrives when I look at the one who has been hurtful and see where they too have been hurt and their anger is a cry for my compassion. Anyone’s anger is evidence of their feelings of hurt and fear.

I mustn’t look away. My own healing lies in my ability to see with eyes of Love and extend the heart of compassion. Since Love is the healer, I allow Love to do the heavy lifting. All I have to do is show up, be awake and not run away, judge or defend. It’s not easy, but Love leads and I follow the path of Love.

This deep practice requires my willingness and my attention. It requires vigilance. There is a deep sense of Wholeness that accompanies increased my commitment to my practice of compassion. It reminds me that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose: to Love.

In my deepest heart-aching challenges, I’ve learned to ask: “What am I to do?” So often the answer is, “Extend the Love, be compassionate. Be willing to understand with the heart.” I’ve also had to ask myself “Why ask the question if I’m unwilling to hear the answer?” It has take tremendous discipline for me to stay and not run. And now, that discipline of Love is my strength. Love heals.

I used to have a practice of judgment and criticism. I was an expert and an authority on how to judge people. It was a very good place for me to start my practice of compassion. Today, when I look back I smile and think how profoundly I’ve changed, who knew? The Higher Holy Spirit Self knew.

I’m so deeply grateful that I made a commitment to a daily practice of loving compassion – including Self-compassion. It’s the road less traveled, but all of the people I meet on the road are beautiful. I answer their call for help with Love and they answer my call to find more ways to be compassionate.

Together we discover Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

This is the kind of work we do in Masterful Living. It’s deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind.

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

img