Archive for the ‘Love’ Category

Trading Grievances for Miracles

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Don’t give up before the miracle. When the going gets tough, and it seems like things just won’t go your way, it’s so tempting to give up and go into self-medication, despair, and depression or yet another distraction. Don’t we all already know that?

A Course in Miracles tells us that all doubt is self-doubt.

When we place our trust and faith in the ego, there will ALWAYS be doubt. It’s actually that simple.

Lesson 77 of ACIM is “I am entitled to miracles.”

A miracle is when we shift our mind to the Holy Spirit’s way of thinking and away from the ego’s thought system of lack and limitation.

7 is the number of truth.
77 is a master number (a double-digit number that repeats itself like 11, 22, 33 are all master numbers) and it represents freedom of expression.

The 7th day of the week is the day of the Seventh Ray, which is the Violet Flame of Freedom and forgiveness.

Do you notice how everything is working together – and that everything in this world is symbolic? The invisible is speaking to us all the time. We are never alone.

Part of the Lesson 77 practice is:
I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I want only what belongs to me.

God has established miracles as my right.

When it’s tempting to energize a grievance, then, in essence, we’re giving up on God.

Let’s deepen our practice today.

Instead of giving up, let’s remember that we’re entitled to miracles.

I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I am entitled to miracles.
Grievances are nothing I want.

I choose Love and gratitude as my spiritual practice today and every day.

We trade grievances for miracles.
Our spiritual practice heals our life!

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards trust and faith in God, as well as in relationships check out my year-long Masterful Living Course 2020. We are going to rock this new year!

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!

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? 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!

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When Things Don’t Make Sense

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Are you having a rough time right now? Many people are. Things don’t always go as planned, but they are always for our good. When times are tough or confusing that’s when A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #25 is a big help to me.

”I don’t know what anything is for.”

I experience many things that don’t go as I thought, especially when I’m traveling. There are constant shifts and changes in this world. It’s the world of change. And when I’m tempted to say I don’t like something, I can relax my mind and the judgments and say:

I don’t know what anything is for.

Until I can see through all directions of time and space, and understand the causation of all things, how could I possibly know what all things are for? It’s absolute insanity for me to think I could know.

So many things happen that make no sense at all until we have a long view – and even then they may not make sense.

And when confronted with challenging situations and circumstances that are non-sensical, we must turn to faith in Spirit and a willingness to KNOW that we are loved and being cared for, even when it doesn’t feel like it.

When things are not to our liking, the ego-mind can go to the false concept that we’re being punished, but that’s not how God works. We don’t really know what things are for, except they are for our good – ALWAYS and ALL ways. In this, there are no exceptions. A willingness to KNOW this and see this bring the awareness of it.

Let me surrender my confusion and choose Peace instead.

Truth is always liberating. Always and eternally.

I don’t know what anything is for, but I’d like to.
I don’t know what anything is for, and it’s for my highest and best.
I don’t know what anything is for, and I can trust that it’s for my good!

Today I get to practice knowing the truth that sets me free.

Today is a day to relax the mind into accepting what is, and calling it good and very good, whether I like it or not! Today is a day that I can rest in the knowledge that I AM Loved.

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards trust and faith in God, as well as in relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020. We are going to rock this new year!

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!

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? 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!

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A Better Plan

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

On Tuesday, I had a beautiful experience of God’s Perfection – although it didn’t seem like it at first. I’m staying in an Airbnb rental in Scottsdale, Arizona, and I was out for an evening walk as the sun was setting. I came back just after dark, and as I went to enter the house the door wouldn’t unlock.

The door to the house is one of those keypads with a combination lock. It wasn’t working at all. I tried it a dozen times and nothing. I figured that the battery must have died. I texted the landlord, who didn’t respond, so I called and explained.

She told me she didn’t have a plan for this, as it hadn’t happened before.

She said that her daughter could come with a key to unlock in two hours.

I said “That’s great, but… I really have to go to the bathroom. I don’t have a car, I don’t have my wallet, and I don’t wish to wait two hours to get in. Any other ideas?”

The landlord had no ideas, except to walk somewhere and find a bathroom. She was REALLY sorry and said she’d get a gift certificate to a restaurant and she apologized profusely.

I said that I didn’t need a gift certificate, I just didn’t wish to wait two hours. She had no other options, so we ended the call with me having to wait it out.

I sat there on the bench by the front door to wait to see what Spirit would guide me to. A beautiful dog, maybe a husky-golden retriever mix, came running up to me as I contemplated. He was so friendly. I knew immediately he was lost. He had no collar, he was well-groomed and clean. He probably jumped a fence and escaped.

He had me pet him for a while and then he ran off. I continued to contemplate for a minute, and then I got the nudge to go walk 15 minutes or so to the nearest store that might have a bathroom I could use. I also wished to make sure that the sweet dog was alright.

Well, I saw the dog nervously running around the street, and so I sat down on a wall and called him to me as I again contemplated what to do. I got Clarity and followed it.

I knew the dog might have a chip that could be read so he could be found.
I called the police, who said to take him to a vet.
I found a 24-hour vet that was open.

During this time the dog would take off and then I’d call him back to me to keep out of traffic.
I was just beginning to call for a Lyft when he took off and ran up to this SUV that was passing. The driver immediately stopped and got out and the dog jumped in. I thought maybe this was the owner out looking for him!

Well, it turned out that this woman who stopped was a dog lover who was concerned that he was running around in traffic. I explained everything to her and asked her if she’d drive me to the vet, since the dog was already in her car, and she said she’d be happy to.

At the vet, we quickly discovered the dog had a chip and the owner was notified. I said I’d hang out for a while to see if the owner responded. I used the bathroom (yay!), and after about forty-five minutes got a message that the landlord’s daughter was available to come and give me the key.

I headed home and was grateful that everything had gone so well.

Now, here’s the kicker – yesterday morning, I went to go for a walk and thought I’d just see if the lock was working. It was. It worked perfectly several times that day.

So, of course, I know that the whole experience was so that I could help the dog. If I hadn’t been locked out, I wouldn’t have met the dog and who knows what might have happened to him? Life is interesting!

We can be truly helpful to dogs as well as people.

Spirit has a plan for us at all times.

There are no accidents. None.

Rather than questioning why things are happening to us, we can accept what is occurring and invite the blessing in it.

I had a plan for my evening, but Spirit had a better plan.

I’m so grateful that I could help that beautiful pup!

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!

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? 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!

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Finding A Better Way

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

I used to be SO very stubborn. Good heavens! It was so bad you could say that stubbornness was my “brand!”

Now, one of the things I’m most grateful for is my willingness to change my mind and to change course. It used to be that I would often “stick to my guns” in ways that I would back myself into a corner and feel trapped. I’d do it to myself and then I’d be angry with myself. But since I couldn’t handle any more self-judgment, I’d project that anger out onto others and attack them instead. It was a really vicious cycle in my mind. I’m so glad to be out of it.

Thank you, Spirit for my healing!

There were times when I caused my self so much pain and suffering, and those around me, too, that I couldn’t help but conclude something was wrong with me. Now I’m so grateful that I can (most of the time) easily come forward and ask for what I’d like, what I prefer, and what I don’t like and don’t want in my life. I can really be grateful to not placing myself into a corner anymore. What a relief that I don’t have to have any guns to stick to! Phew!

I am so grateful for my life! I am so grateful that I agreed to follow my guidance! All that I’ve learned I can now share with others to help them out of their tight corners and self-made prisons. That’s a beautiful thing.

I’ve been offering my yearlong Masterful Living Course since 2009 and I’ve learned so much since then. My life has really taught me HOW to recognize my guidance, how to listen to it and how to follow it. And most of all, how to trust it. It’s not all been fun, but it’s all been worthwhile and that’s the main thing.

I’m at the point of the year that I get to talk with the beautiful folks in Masterful Living as we do our end of the year 1-on-1 check in’s, and while not everyone has extraordinary results, many have made real and profound changes because of strengthening their spiritual practice. They’re focusing more on what they’d like than what they don’t like.

They can clearly see that they’re experiencing a much higher quality of life and relationships now. They feel better about themselves. They’re more willing to actually make changes and less interested in repeating the same things from the past. There’s at least some light at the end of the tunnel, instead of just a dark tunnel.

That’s worth so much to me. I used to wonder how I’d ever be able to really help anyone when my life was so challenging and difficult for me. I knew there was a better way, but I didn’t know how to find it. I knew what worked for other people, but those things didn’t work for me. It was special. It was an especially hopeless case. I really believed that.

The thing that began to change everything for me was my willingness to stop believing that ANYONE was hopeless. I became willing to see myself as not separate from others and I began to realize it was my spiritual responsibility to see the perfection in the people in my life, including everyone, excluding no one.

I never imagined I could succeed, but I decided I’d rather give it my best than not even try.

So, now I am so very grateful that I had even a little bit of willingness to believe that there must be a better way!

I’d rather go the better way than the bitter way any day!

There’s a better way for all of us and Spirit is always there to help us find it if we’re willing to look.

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? 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!

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Finding the Light in the Darkest Days

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

In the northern hemisphere, we’re speeding to the very darkest day of the year – just a couple of weeks away now. I’m always SO glad when we get past that milestone, as I’ve become such a fan of the light.

Sometimes the darkness is outside, but sometimes it’s inside.

I’ve been very blessed in my life to work with many people who have had challenges with depression and who’ve been labeled depressive. These glorious people have taught me so much about the misperceptions around depression and fear-based thinking.

A Course in Miracles tells us:
When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise. T-4.IV.3.

I find this teaching SO very helpful. I’ve seen many folks in Masterful Living heal chronic depression. People who have been depressed for more than a decade have completely transformed their experience of life through living these teachings.

I’m not saying it’s easy. It might be for some, but it’s usually easier than we think.

Darkness is NOT our natural state. It is actually the result of covering up the Light that is within us.

When we deem another as not having Light within, or when we focus on the surface where their unkind deeds are showing, we are in denial of their Light and we’ll have trouble seeing our own.

There is a way out of the darkness and it is the way OF Love.

Love is our healer. It always has been and always will be.

Depression is a learning experience.
It teaches humility.
And compassion.
It leads us back to the Light.

Each loving choice we make builds on the one before it, and it transforms our lives and our experience. The Light is within us. Let us not deny it in ourselves or in our brothers and sisters.

Have you cured your depression with spiritual practice? Please share in the comments below!

Are you unsure about whether Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? 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!

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Turning Away From Darkness

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Let’s face it if we’re labeling, blaming, attacking, and judging, we’re just not interested in healing. There’s no way for us to be interested in complaining and loving at the same time. We have to choose one or the other. We can’t have both.

We can’t choose the darkness and the Light at the same time. We have to turn in one direction or the other.

It’s a decision we can make. And for many people choosing Light means choosing the unfamiliar. Many would rather choose the familiar darkness than the unfamiliar Light.

We can hide in the darkness, but we cannot hide in the Light. Get it?

Here’s something to think about:
Why would you want to hide?

Really think about it.

Why do you want to hide?
What are you really afraid of what would be seen in the Light?

These are worth thinking about.

I do know so many who feel safer hiding in the darkness and I get it.

That’s why trust is such a core issue for ALL of us. Learning to trust and have faith is something we can do if we’re willing.

To gain that willingness, we have to be willing to stop hiding in the dark. Yes, it’s challenging. Everything worth having is challenging and it’s a different kind of challenging than the challenge of being unhappy.

It’s just that sitting alone in the darkness or feeling alone in the darkness is familiar.

If we rely upon Spirit to guide us, the Light will become familiar.
It’s one step at a time. One choice at a time.
The first step is we choose to be free.

Are you interested in getting to the root cause of all your problems?
If that sounds good to you, come join us! Undoing Unworthiness starts today!

Let’s have fun lightening our load and learning through Joy!

A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Self-Liberation & Self-Worth

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Wow! What a great session we had last night in my Undoing Unworthiness class. It’s so exciting for me that we can undo these false beliefs and have real healing when we’re willing to look within. A Course in Miracles warns us about the fear to look within.

Beneath your fear to look within because of sin is yet another fear and one which makes the ego tremble. What if you looked within and saw no sin? This “fearful” question is one the ego never asks. T-21.IV.2.

There is no sin. We are not sinners. The entire belief in unworthiness, guilt, and shame is a fabrication. It’s a story we made up, built upon our own interpretations and misunderstandings. Unworthiness is a house of cards that will fall if we’re willing to let it go, stop investing in it, and push it over.

Undoing unworthiness is our destiny and it’s also our spiritual obligation.

We’ve helped to propagate this myth of unworthiness, and we can be the ones to debunk it. We do this on behalf of all beings.

We are liberators!

In the class, it was exciting for me to see how much we all have bought into these false ideas of ourselves, and that when we join together we can see how we got to this point and how it can be undone. Victory is at hand!

We do have to have the courage to realize that we’ve built this structure of dysfunction and that we can let the Higher Holy Spirit Self tear it down. We can admit that we did build this false identity of shame and failure – and we can do it without any blame. Let the shame go.

When we Love ourselves enough to undo these patterns, the healing goes that much faster. Love is our healer.

I feel this is our spiritual responsibility, and doing it together is precious and thrilling! I’m so glad we’re doing what we can to change our minds and liberate our brothers and sisters as we liberate ourselves! Yes!

Are you interested in getting to the root cause of all your problems?
If that sounds good to you, come join us! Undoing Unworthiness starts today!

Let’s have fun lightening our load and learning through Joy!

NEW Class STARTS TODAY: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Undoing Unworthiness

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

It can seem hard to believe that the reason we aren’t having the life we’d REALLY like to have is because we feel unworthy of it. When we FEEL unworthy it means we also BELIEVE we’re not worthy.

Who decides who is worthy and who isn’t? We do.

Time and again, I’ve seen people who felt completely blocked to having a life they loved shift their experience by changing their minds. I know we talk about this often, but even though many talks about it – they don’t actually have the willingness to change their minds. And I know that prayer can help us with that.

I can think of the many people who’ve taken my classes and had the courage to do the inner work. Some of them were COMPlETELY convinced that certain things were out of their reach. They’d tried to bring their goals to fruition and failed enough that they were discouraged from trying anymore.

Then, instead of trying to MAKE things happen out there in the world, they worked on the inside, on their beliefs.

When their beliefs changed, their experience changed.
And that’s the definition of a miracle.

A miracle is a shift in thinking – a release of the blocks to Love and Wisdom always brings a shift in our experience of life.

For me, one of the most extraordinary revelations I’ve had is that we’re so alike! MANY spiritual students believe that these spiritual tools work for other people, but not for them. Why?

They work for other people because other people are worthy. They are not bad.

They don’t work for them because they are not worthy, they are bad.

These are the beliefs that are the blocks to Love. And they can be undone.

Yes, it does take work.
It takes real and actual work.
And, it’s joyful work.

If you know WHAT the actual work is that brings success, AND you have the support and encouragement to do it, it’s not such a mystery.

It becomes doable.

And then it can actually be done.

The biggest block to Love there is the belief that some are worthy of Love and some are not.
Since we’re all one, either everyone is worthy or no one is.
If we believe that one person is not worthy of Love, then we must also,
whether we know it or not, believe that WE are unworthy,
and then, of course, we’ll experience lack, attack, limitation, and separation.

We are the ones who choose the path of learning we take.

There is no need to learn through pain.” ~ A Course in Miracles

ACIM tells us that when we learn through the pain we will come to hate the world.
I know it’s true because I did use to hate this world and I no longer feel that way.

ACIM also says, “They hate the world they learned through pain. And everything they think is in it serves to remind them that they are incomplete and bitterly deprived.” In other words, we interpret the world as reminding us that we are unworthy, but we’re not. No one is unworthy of Love.

We can stop learning through pain and start learning through Joy and then we can discover a whole new life of Love.

Love is the way to a life of Love.
Love is our healer.
If we’re trying to solve a problem with something other than Love we’ll still have a problem.

Are you interested in getting to the root cause of all your problems?
If that sounds good to you, come join us! Undoing Unworthiness starts today!

Let’s have fun lightening our load and learning through Joy!

NEW Class STARTS TODAY: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Real Willingness

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

It’s exciting! In Masterful Living this week we’ve been talking about how we’ve had breakthroughs with our families over the holidays. Well, that’s not quite accurate. We’ve had breakthroughs in our thinking this year, and that’s led to the shifts and changes we’re seeing in our lives, in our families, in our bodies, and our finances.

What we’ve been talking about this week is that we can see that, because we have changed our energy, our vibration, our thinking and beliefs, the people around us are making different choices. It’s absolute proof that our choices make a BIG difference in the lives of others because our minds are joined.

This is powerful stuff!

SO MANY people I’ve spoken to in Masterful Living over the last 11 years have told me that they never thought it would work for them. They believed these spiritual practices and the healing they bring would work for others but not for them. And yet, if they’re willing, it does work for them. Because Spirit never fails.

When we put Spirit in charge, we can succeed.

Many times we think we have to change other people’s minds and make them understand something so that they’ll shift and change, but that’s not how it works. When we can hold folks in our lives with the higher and best thoughts, and then be the living demonstration of Peace, of Love, they will have healing, too.

A Course in Miracles says it this way: Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.

It takes ACTUAL willingness to actively choose change your mind about the world.

Many people SAY they’re willing, but when the moment comes for them to demonstrate their willingness they don’t even realize it. They’re not THAT interested in changing their mind and so they miss the opportunity. That was me.

We can say we’re willing, but that’s not willingness.

I so admire the beautiful folks who join us in Masterful Living. They are the living demonstrations of willingness and their lives demonstrate their actual willingness.

To experience miracles we must be miracle-minded.
To be miracle-minded, we must be willing to choose differently.
Willingness is not words, it’s choices.
Never forget that and you’ll see the difference in your life.
We are real people experiencing real miracles.

How was your Thanksgiving?
Did you see miraculous shifts and changes in your family, and relations?
Please share in the comments below and let me know!

Would you like to learn to have real trust and faith in the Spirit? If you feel inspired to join me, we’ll do it together! My “Undoing Unworthiness” class is this week, and the Masterful Living Course 2020 starts with a bonus class in 30 days on January 1st. It’s one of my favorite classes all year!

28 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class THIS WEEK: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Holy Friendships

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

I’ve been blessed to share my birthday and Thanksgiving with some very dear friends I’ve known for decades and we have a good time together! There’s no fighting, no annoyances, no problems, only the pleasure of each other’s company.

What’s the secret to our friendship success?

We support each other. We actively love and support each other.

There’s no competition because there’s only love and support.

There’s no criticism because we’re focused on Love and support.It doesn’t matter that we don’t 100% agree on everything.

I used to have friends that I felt obligated to be with and to stay in touch with. I don’t have those kinds of friendships anymore. I used to organize my friendships by a set of ideas that I thought were what I should do instead of what I felt like doing.

I’m so glad I got the ego out of my friendships and put Spirit in charge!

We can have holy relationships in all of our relationships if we’re willing. I only wish that someone had told me that a very long time ago!

I also had NO idea that support was the key to friendship.

I really used to think it was more about spending time together and shared interests, but it doesn’t have to be that at all.

Another aspect of successful friendship is being able to RECEIVE support. And that does involve trust.

In my Masterful Living Course, I have the great privilege of meeting 1-on-1 with the participants, and the majority of them tell me that trust is a major issue. Anyone who has studied A Course in Miracles knows that trust is the number one characteristic of God’s Teachers. Trust is required. Trust builds faith.

It’s not so much that we trust each other – we trust Spirit IN each other.

When we decide to love and cherish the people in our lives, then the holy relationship emerges and that’s healing to everyone, most particularly those in that relationship and others nearby. Each holy relationship is a demonstration of God’s Love, and that’s healing to us all.

When we request the holy relationship, the Higher Holy Spirit Self will provide the means for us to attain it and only our willingness to BE in it is required. We cannot have a holy relationship without a willingness to offer Love and support, and life with relationships in which we’re not willing to give and receive Love and support is a life of suffering.

Being in the flow of Love and support is what we’re designed for.We are designed to be the perfect givers and receivers of Love, and that’s what friends are for.

Would you like to learn to have real trust and faith in the Spirit? If you feel inspired to join me, we’ll do it together! My “Undoing Unworthiness” class is this week, and the Masterful Living Course 2020 starts with a bonus class in 30 days on January 1st. It’s one of my favorite classes all year!

30 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class THIS WEEK: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Releasing Resistance is Undoing Unworthiness

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

I used to have a MAJOR issue with feeling resistant and reluctant to move forward and make the highest and best choices for my life. So often I could be like the person who would start eating right or exercising “tomorrow.” For years I prayed to put an end to the resistance and the reluctance.

I was very aware of the resistance.
I knew the only thing there was to resist was Love.
The one thing we all don’t have too much of is Love, and yet Love is the very thing we resist the most.

Now I can see that I was resisting giving up my sense of unworthiness.

I had built a large part of my identity around not being good enough, and so if I let all that Love flow in my life I’d have to give up this carefully crafted identity of being unworthy. I didn’t want to relinquish the thing I had worked so hard to make, even though it was causing me misery.

It’s the ultimate kind of crazy that we cling to the very thing that hurts and upsets us most.

And yet, we do it in SO MANY ways – very creative ways, too.

We cling to jobs we don’t really like.
We cling to people who don’t really love us, who mistreat us and disrespect us.
We cling to ideas about ourselves that really keep us playing small while living in lack and limitation.

I felt SO FRUSTRATED by my experience of my unwillingness and resistance.

I judged myself for it, and that only made it worse.

I’ve worked with counseling clients who would argue for their limitations. When I tried to help them see there were no limitations, they would tell me I didn’t understand. They needed to be right about how wrong things were. I get it! I HAVE FELT THAT WAY TOO!

They’d defend their right to play small, EVEN THOUGH it was the very thing they came to me to help them with.

We’ve all been that crazy in some areas of our lives.

I have found the most productive path of change is to work on the core issues.

Heal the root to get new fruit. That’s my approach.

For most people, there are more ways that we perpetuate unworthiness than ways we undo it in our day-to-day living.

That’s why I like to look at things from a very practical perspective.

What can I do today to make a difference NOW?How can that contribute to inspiring me to do better in the next “now” moment?

I like to look at our choices like a spiritual budget. As with a financial budget, we have income and spending and it’s the same for our spiritual life.

When we’re depressed or unhappy, it’s like deficit spending. Income is from Spirit. The inflow of Love and inspiration is the income that uplifts us.Expenses are ego patterns and beliefs that deplete us.In order to get back in the black and start to experience the flow of Love and Prosperity, we need to stop deficit spending ASAP. Here’s how – and I know it’s obvious:

Start increasing the energy of Spirit’s Love flowing into your heart and mind.Decrease the negativity, the judgment, the blame and shame.

Do both immediately. Focus on doing some of both as quick as you can, and you’ll see a turnaround happen right away.

People don’t bother to do this because they feel unworthy.

The deep belief in unworthiness prevents people from opening to receive the Love that is already ours to receive.

We don’t feel comfortable receiving it.We take ourselves out of the way of Love.We isolate and engage in self-medication to lower our vibration so we’re no longer a vibrational match for Peace, Love, and Joy.

Isn’t it wonderful to know that we really can turn things around VERY quickly with our willingness?

I’m so grateful I found a way out of the patterns of resistance and reluctance. For me, it was a path of learning to trust. Being able to practice trust brought me faith and faith changed everything for me.

Learning to live in faith, Love, and trust taught me so much. And it led me to feel worthy. There’s so much healing that’s possible for us when we’re truly willing to PRACTICE these teachings of Love!

I believe we must commit to undoing the beliefs we have in unworthiness. We’ve trained ourselves to reinforce it and we CAN let it go – and when we do it will help ALL BEINGS to liberate. We must have the courage to choose liberation today. Now is the holy instant of our liberation.

Together we’ll undo all patterns of resistance, reluctance endplaying small.

If you feel inspired to join me we’ll do it together! My Undoing Unworthiness class is this week, and the Masterful Living Course 2020 starts with a bonus class in 30 days on January 1st. It’s one of my favorite classes all year!

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!

31 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class THIS WEEK: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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The Treasure is in Our Heart

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

This world is one where truth seems like a lie and a lie seems like the truth. Example: We, who are perfect, believe that we’re less than perfect.

Or how about this: We who are One with our Creator and can bring forth magnificence into existence, believe that we’re lacking.

Pause for a moment and consider this: are you looking for something, ANYTHING, in the world to make you feel better?

Do you believe that if things in the world were different that you’d feel better about yourself?

If so, you’re like most people – and the good news is you can shift that and actually feel better about your life! How crazy is it that eliminating looking for things in the world to improve our lives can actually improve our life? Crazy!

The Kingdom of Heaven is within each one of us. If we’re looking to find it somewhere outside of our own heart, then we will never, ever even catch a glimpse. Many people are still seeking outside of themselves, thinking that what they deeply want, need, and desire is somewhere in the world. They believe if they look long and hard enough, they might find it. They believe that if they work hard enough, they will be able to manifest it or attract it. They believe that if they’re lucky, someone will give it to them.

All of that seeking is an illusion.

The Kingdom is within us, and to look elsewhere is to go on a fool’s errand. Deep down, we all know this. That’s why so many despair. They are afraid to look within. And yet, that’s where Heaven can be found.

That’s where our treasure truly is.

Why would someone be afraid to look for the Kingdom in the one and only place it can be found? Well, if we’re thinking of ourselves as not good enough, if we’re thinking that inside of us is something ugly and unworthy, if we feel we’re filled to the brim with guilt, blame, and shame – then we probably won’t feel excited about looking within.

Instead, we’ll fear what we might find. Better not to look within and simply continue to seek in vain. Many believe the suffering of NOT finding is less than the suffering of discovering just how ugly your own heart is and don’t even know it. This is the thought that keeps so many from discovering the amazing riches of the Kingdom.

“Remember that where your heart is, there is your treasure also.” A Course in Miracles

The Truth: Amazing riches are ours already – the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is pre-installed!

Let’s look within so we can find the treasure where it actually is!

31 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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My Birthday Prayer

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to you, if you’re celebrating! I am so grateful for you in my life and our connection that transcends time and space. I love offering this daily prayer, and have been sharing a prayer with those who are interested since 2007. What a blessing it is to have so many prayer partners all over the world. I AM truly thankful!

Today is my birthday, and it is with great gratitude I offer up this prayer this day!

A number of years ago I started a tradition of recording a birthday prayer video on my birthday and I am glad to share it with you.

I don’t need any gifts, but I invite any donations you might like to make to support this ministry in offering more free offerings of various kinds. All of us at the Power of Love Ministry are so very happy to share! Your support is the best gift I could receive. Thank you and bless you!

33 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Airport Angel

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Since the day before Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year, and today is predicted to be unusually higher amounts of travelers, AND we’ve got major storms across the U.S., I’m sharing my favorite “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” that I’ve written and it’s about traveling.

Waiting my turn at the LAX American Airlines Terminal Burger King at 5:30 one morning I watched the woman who filled the orders. She had an authentic smile for each customer, asking them if they wanted juice or coffee with their value meal. Each half-awake traveler was lovingly told where to find the napkins and the ketchup. Each was told to have a nice day with real sincerity. By the time it was my turn to receive her kindness, I had to tell her how much I appreciated and admired her spirit. Her smile grew even brighter. I felt the depth of her heart.

For many people, having to be at work before 5 a.m., dealing with the public for what is hardly a living wage. would be crushing. But for this woman, it seemed that she felt SHE was the one who was deeply blessed. Every day she faces people who are flying around the world for any number of reasons. Some are flying to or from funerals, some are frightened of flying, others worried about their jobs and their families. I saw that this woman recognized her opportunity to provide a personal and powerful blessing for each customer. We all have this opportunity with each person we meet, regardless of our circumstances.

This woman at the Burger King seemed to have it all because she was giving so much to each one she met.

With her every breath she teaches us that if we want more Love we need to be the Love we seek.

I intend to walk in the world as a loving, giving presence wherever I am and with whomever I’m with, and with every passing day I find more Joy in my walk. Still, I don’t know that I could do what this angel does. I know many people who yearn for a deeper expression of life purpose, more loving relationships, more Peace, more Prosperity. People often think they have to go somewhere special or take a special class to be transformed. I hear the words “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Today I resolve to find my inner angel nature and to walk in it.

I look for opportunities to share the Light that I can find in myself this day.

Angels don’t look for rewards or gratitude. The simple opportunity to be the giver IS the gift.

Today I am willing to be the Love in my life!

Please let me know your thoughts! And have a blessed trip if you’re traveling, and enjoy being cozy if you’re not traveling! I’m cooking and having time with my dearest soul sisters and Prayer Partners of 22 years. We’re so glad to be together. There’s much to be thankful for!

34 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance, and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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No More Pain

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Until you prove it to yourself, it’s hard to imagine that we have the ability to heal all of our own pain and suffering. In fact, we have to ask ourselves why we wouldn’t wish to heal all our pain? But many people don’t actually wish to heal the pain.

That might seem crazy to you, but it’s a very common experience. I’ve seen it so often.

I understand it. There have been many times in my life – too many to count – when I made a choice to feel pain, to be in pain, to be miserable and unhappy for misguided reasons. The ego talks us into righteous suffering, suffering for a cause, as though suffering ever improved anything!

Ego talks us into being a martyr, as though there’s some benefit to being unhappy and losing out. Insanity!

Ego talks us into thinking we can punish others by being miserable. It’s as though we can make others suffer by drinking poison. It just doesn’t work. More insanity!

Ego also talks us into believing that we can’t do any better and that being in pain is our only choice.

And yet, deep down, most of us know it’s not true. It’s the craziest thing in this world!

By being willing to be loving and compassionate, to drop all judgments, to have holy relationships, we can actually heal all the pain there is in the world.

That might seem impossible, but it’s actually the only way it will happen.

We have the power.

It’s the power of Love to heal our hearts and minds.

And it’s up to us to choose it now.

I’ve learned that it’s SO much easier when we do it together than when we do it on our own. There really is strength in numbers. It’s spiritual strength that comes from being the two or more gathered in the name of Love.

Each one who makes the choice for Love makes it easier for the next one. Are you willing to make it easier for the next one?

42 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

FREE FORGIVENESS WORKSHOP: If you’d like more support for having a miraculous breakthrough with forgiveness, please join me! Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships. When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you. They’re SO simple, and yet they have a profound effect.

You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships and that feels so good. You can stop playing small and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships. Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Forgive me. Here Come the Holidays!

RIGHT NOW, let’s stop paying lip service by SAYING we’re willing but not actually living it. We can bring on a breakthrough FAR beyond what we can imagine when we’re truly willing to truly forgive. If you don’t know how, here’s how! Join me!

Why wait? Now is the time for our healing! If you’re willing, I’m ready – let’s do it together!

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Cure for the Worried Mind

Monday, November 18th, 2019

It’s hard to believe, and even to conceive, that forgiveness can bring the amount of healing that it does. Part of why it’s hard to believe is that we’re not taught about forgiveness. We’re not taught what it really is.

At its core, TRUE forgiveness is undoing the blocks to Love which, of course, naturally opens up the flow of Love in our lives.

Love is everything. Without an AWARENESS of Love, we’re lost. Without an awareness of Love, we don’t know who we are and we don’t know what anything is for.

If we’re trying to solve a problem with anything other than Love then we’re not eliminating the problem, we’re merely managing and coping with it. Problem-solving doesn’t happen in the world of form. Problem-solving happens when we realize what the actual problem is – a belief in lack of Love.

The only thing that can solve a belief in a lack of Love is an awareness of Love.

When we let go of the meaning we’ve made of things, we’re letting go of the blocks to Love and that’s true forgiveness.

Willingness to forgive is a power that can move mountains of pain and suffering.

It’s very easy to fall back into the pit of pain and suffering until we reach the point where we’re simply not willing to do it to ourselves anymore. That’s what Self-Love is all about.

Love is our healer because it reminds us of what’s true and right and real.

Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we’ve had the power all along.
Today’s the day – let’s not delay!

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

Grief Support Class – Very few people really understand how to move through grief with ease and grace.  Jesse Brune-Horan is someone who has gone through tremendous loss and grief and is now offering support.  Jesse is a minister that I have partnered with in many classes and offerings and I’m so glad to support this offering of his new class Healing Grief.  Now is the perfect time to get this support and to call forth more grace in your experience of grief.  Click here for more details.

FORGIVENESS CLASS:  Give yourself the gift of extraordinary healing.  My Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts, is available on replay right now.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!  Register now and get the replay now!  Click here for more details 

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Healing the Habit Of Being A Fault-Finder

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

When I was in the graduate Screenwriting program at USC, my professor, the amazing actor/director Nina Foch, used to say “focus on the light. The darkness will take care of itself.”  This was her advice for directing students.  I’ve always thought that was excellent advice.

It’s so easy to focus on the dark.  And when we do, then all we see is more darkness and corruption.  The view becomes narrow and ugly.  The scenery is depressing and upsetting – or so we think.

I can admit that my personality is a judger and a fault-finder.  I can look at a perfect thing and find the smallest crack.  I can look at an arrangement of things and instantly see how they could be arranged more coherently, attractively, helpfully.  It used to always work against me.  For much of my life, I simply found more things to criticize everywhere I looked.

Now I can look at things and often I’ll see the Beauty before I see what the ego would judge as bad, wrong, imperfect.  I can see the perfection and let it rest at that, but not always.  I’m going for ALWAYS.

Looking for faults is a habit.  

It can be unlearned – and it’s SO worth doing.

Frequently finding fault is an ego habit that keeps us in a place of near-constant disappointment, blame, criticism, complaint, shame, agitation, and irritation.  

This way of looking at the world sucks the joy out of life.  It’s right up there with keeping score and holding grudges. If there’s anything worth letting go of, it’s this gnarly habit of seeing the devil in the details.

How do you break this hellish habit?  It’s so simple.  Willingness is all it takes.

It’s a willingness to replace the habit of fault-finding with praising and gratitude.

It’s not so hard to change our life if we’re willing.

Gratitude multiplies the good.
Complaining makes us a crap magnet.
We choose how we’d like our life to go.

Whenever I would realize I wasn’t happy and harmonious, when my Peace seems to have taken the low road, I learned to call upon Spirit to show me where I made the downturn.  It was always some judgment or opinion, some falsehood that had captured my attention.  I learned that I could give whatever the opinion or complaint was to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and regain my Peace, my higher ground.

I learned to stand in faith that the healing will be done and give thanks that it IS done.  Because I AM willing, there’s nothing to prevent the healing from happening.  This is a powerful formula for transformation that actually works.

If the complaint returns, it just means I wasn’t really TRULY willing to let my opinion go.  It means I thought I was right.  

Sometimes we’re SO willing to stop being upset, 
but we’re NOT so willing to give up our complaint.  

We can’t have Freedom and keep our complaint.  
It’s one or the other.
Thank God for that.  
Now, in this holy instant, we can become TRULY willing.
And we’re carried back to Peace and Harmony.

What complaint have you got that’s worth trading your Peace for?  
I actually used to have SO MANY complaints that felt so important to me, but now I don’t have an interest in making that trade for Peace.

Learning to make the trade of handing over the false belief in exchange for the Peace is what we do in Masterful Living, and so much more. Registration is open now for my yearlong course.  My first class of the year is January 1st.

It seems crazy, but here we are 45 days until the new year!  

Let’s all consider, what we can do to deepen our spiritual practice between now and January 1.  Placing our docs on this will carry us through the holidays with a sense of success and fulfillment and that’s a great way to start the new year.

Next time you feel less than peaceful, remember that you’re never upset for the reason you think. The cause of upset isn’t “out there” in the world.  The cause of all upset is holding a grievance, a false belief or idea in our heart that we won’t let go.

Freedom is right here, right now, if we’re willing to keep it in focus.

I use affirmations to help me keep my mind aligned with Spirit.

What are my affirmations?

I AM willing to focus on the Light.  
I AM the Light.
I Love the Light.
I serve the Light. 
I live in the Light.
The Light is All.

I’ve found that affirmations are one of the most powerful tools I have to change my mind and choose again.

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!

When anyone of us has more happiness, we’re all lifted!  All boats rise on this tide of Love.

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

Having a loving relationship builds self-esteem and worthiness, and that’s a far better investment of our precious energy than fault-finding and that’s miraculous.  Are you ready for a miracle?  Check out the classes that we’re offering now!

Grief Support Class – Very few people really understand how to move through grief with ease and grace.  Jesse Brune-Horan is someone who has gone through tremendous loss and grief and is now offering support.  Jesse is a minister that I have partnered with in many classes and offerings, and I’m so glad to support this offering of his new class Healing Grief.  Now is the perfect time to get this support and to call forth more grace in your experience of grief.  Click here for more details.

FORGIVENESS CLASS: My Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts, is available on replay right now and join me for Part 3 today.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!  Register now and get the replay right now! Click here for more details.

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Miracle Healing

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

I’ve had so much to forgive myself for. Good heavens!

I used to believe that it was OK to manipulate people with my moods and attitudes. I grew up thinking that having an attitude or getting into a mood was a way to effectively control and manipulate people to have them pay attention to me and do what I wanted. When I felt powerless, I’d find some way to feel more powerful. At the very least, I used to think I can push people’s buttons and agitate them. It was the misuse of “power.”

I learned that if I was angry, people would try to appease me.
I learned that if I was cold and distant, people would inquire about what was wrong and try to help me.
I learned that if I was sad, people might comfort me.

Mostly I learned that manipulating people made me feel sick energetically.
In all of my relationships, I found that others were manipulating me as much as I was manipulating them. It all felt SUPER uncomfortable, but that’s just the way it was. Everybody did it.

Forgiveness has taken me from the darkness to the Light.

I have had to forgive myself for so much, and actually doing that has been such a gift to me that it has changed my ENTIRE life!

Here’s a miracle:

As I began to achieve some spiritual maturity, I realized that manipulating others for any reason, or in any way, was a source of my suffering and theirs. It lacks authenticity and discourages intimacy – two things I deeply value.

Here’s a miracle:

I dropped the controlling and manipulating behaviors, and now I notice that I rarely encounter anyone who tries to pull that behavior with me. If they do, I have compassion because I know it comes from a place of deep wounding and suffering and I’m interested in Love, which is our healer.

I invite you to take a look at where you give yourself permission to manipulate people with your moods and attitudes. It creates more trouble than it could ever be worth. The worst fall-out is that it will degrade your personal sense of self-esteem and worthiness.

Having a loving relationship builds self-esteem and worthiness, and that’s a far better investment of your precious energy and that’s miraculous.

Are you ready for a miracle? Check out the classes that we’re offering TODAY!

TODAY: Grief Support Class starts TODAY – Very few people really understand how to move through grief with ease and grace. Jesse Brune-Horan is someone who has gone through tremendous loss and grief and is now offering support. Jesse is a minister that I have partnered with in many classes and offerings, and I’m so glad to support this offering of his new class Healing Grief. Now is the perfect time to get this support and to call forth more grace in your experience of grief. Click here for more details.

TODAY IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN MY FORGIVENESS CLASS: We just started my Forgive & Be Free class in 3 parts, and you can get the replay of Part 1 right now and join me for Parts 2 and 3 this weekend. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully and JoyFULLY together! Register now and get the replay right now! Click here for more details.

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Grief Relief

Friday, November 15th, 2019

At this time of year, our feelings of grief can become overwhelming. For some people, this is the first holiday season without their loved one who passed. For some, this is the last holiday season with a loved one who is preparing to depart. Either way, it can bring up intense grief.

Experiencing what feels like a great loss of any kind, whether it’s a loved one, a job, or any type of identification can be extremely difficult. It can feel overwhelming like no other thing we experience.

Grief can feel shattering for the ego, the personality.

And then sometimes, for some people, the grief can morph into a sense that their grief and suffering are what make them special. If the suffering goes on a while, it can be difficult to let go of. It becomes part of their new (false) identification. The martyr takes over and it can feel very sticky.

Grief is never wrong. It’s not a failure. It’s a part of our human experience.

Grief can include an unwillingness to give up a strong attachment.

In Spirit, we are eternally One, so there’s no relationship we have to actually give up. Yet for us to be happy, we do have to give up the attachment. Releasing an attachment is deeply healing, but it can feel very sad and disorienting.

The grief itself can just be another expression of the attachment to the relationship – and that’s a VERY important and valuable distinction. In a sense, attachments are false idols. They can never make us happy.

We can lose a loved one, a job, a home, etc, and confront our attachment, release it and feel great Freedom, Peace, and Joy while still loving our loved one, our former job, our former home. Giving up the attachment doesn’t mean giving up that which we love, it means giving up the attachment and ONLY the attachment.

When we become identified in our own mind as the one who suffers, the one who is without and in lack, sometimes we begin to affirm it over and over again all day long. It’s insidious. And it can happen REALLY fast. It’s like a virus that takes over our heart, our mind, and then our identity

One time I had an experience of meeting two other women at an event. It was just before Mother’s Day, and we quickly discovered that all three of our precious mothers had seemingly died of cancer. If we had wanted to, we could have formed a club – the “dead cancer mom’s club” or something like that.

I don’t identify as someone who has “lost” her Mom because I feel she’s with me in Spirit always. I’m One with her, so she can’t be gone from me even though I don’t see her anymore. I feel her. She’s gone ahead and not far away.

I don’t identify with being motherless because I don’t live in the past. I sometimes briefly recall the past, but not often – and when I do, I share from what I’ve learned in my experiences because that feels truly helpful for others and that’s my aspiration, to be truly helpful to my brothers and sisters in this world.

Living in the past, no matter how great it might have been, only makes for a limited experience of Love now. For myself, I’ve learned there’s absolutely no value in holding onto the past. I can let ALL of it go.

I have found that offering any grief and suffering to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing has worked.

Of course, it doesn’t work if you’re not actually willing. It can take a while to get to the point of real willingness. It’s worth it.

Suffering IS optional – no matter what your experience has been in this world – you can let it go and willingness is ALL that’s required.

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Miracle Maker

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

I have seen forgiveness bring the most miraculous healings.

I have felt that forgiveness redeemed me and brought me great wisdom, which is wonderful because I’ve felt like a very slow learner. I felt as though I was such a committed grudge holder that I kept myself from really learning and advancing in my spiritual growth for many years.

Transmuting my painful experiences into power is something I know a lot about. That’s why this ministry is called the Power of Love Ministry.

Love is the only power and it is an alchemical power that can transmute the heavyweight of painful experiences into the Freedom of knowing the Power of Love is active in my heart and in my awareness.

Forgiveness is the tool we use to transmute our deepest emotional pain into power.

Forgiveness requires one thing, and that’s the willingness to release the meaning we’ve attributed to things.

Forgiveness is the release of attachment to our interpretations of events, and experiences.

In order to be willing to release our interpretations, we must trust that God is with us and always for us. When we have made so many unloving and unkind choices in our past, it feels hard to believe that Spirit could EVER still be with us or for us.

This is where A Course in Miracles is so helpful to us. In ACIM, Jesus reminds us not to make this world and the things that seem to have occurred here real. He consistently reminds us that we are perfect now and forever and that nothing that happens here will EVER affect the permanent record of our perfection.

It’s time for us to actually LIVE and BELIEVE these A Course in Miracles teachings because that is the thing that heals our mind.

All healing IS at the level of the mind, and now is the time for us to turbocharge our healing.

Forgiveness is the one thing that does that. Forgiveness IS a miracle.

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Forgiveness Relieves Suffering

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Forgiveness relieves suffering of every kind. There is no form that suffering can take that cannot be relieved by the act of choosing forgiveness.

The challenge is that there is so much confusion about forgiveness, what it is and how it works. It’s much simpler than we think.

Forgiveness is simply this – releasing the opinions, judgments, and meaning we’ve made of things.

We think we’re upset because someone did something we don’t like, but that’s the illusion. It’s a pure delusion. And buying into that illusion IS suffering.

For much of my life, I blamed others for all of my upsets and problems. I projected it all out onto other people and situations. I thought that would relieve my suffering.

Little did I know, it only magnified and multiplied my pain.

The real cause of our upset is the decision to attack our brothers and sisters, rather than to fulfill our purpose, which is to bless them and to receive as we have given.

When we choose the thoughts that attack and condemn, we will suffer. If we didn’t suffer as a result, there would be no alarm, no warning. We’d fall down the rabbit hole and keep going with no way to recognize our error.

Right now, in this holy instant, we can drop all of the blocks to Love and recognize the truth in this beautiful passage from A Course in Miracles which I’ve laid out like a poem.

How can you who are so holy suffer?
All your past except its beauty is gone,
and nothing is left but a blessing.
I have saved all your kindnesses
and every loving thought you ever had.
I have purified them of the errors that hid their light,
and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance.
They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt.
They came from the Holy Spirit within you,
and we know what God creates is eternal.
You can indeed depart in peace because
I have loved you as I loved myself.
You go with my blessing and for my blessing.
Hold it and share it, that it may always be ours.
I place the peace of God in your heart
and in your hands, to hold and share.
The heart is pure to hold it,
and the hands are strong to give it.
We cannot lose.
My judgment is as strong as the wisdom of God,
in Whose Heart and Hands we have our being.
His quiet children are His blessed Sons.
The Thoughts of God are with you.

~ A Course in Miracles, T-5.IV.8.

We are perfect Love and we are perfectly loved. All that remains is for us to accept it. This is the true Self-forgiveness. Every moment we have this opportunity to let the past go by releasing the meaning we made of it and by releasing the idea that what occurred in the past has defined us.

Our experiences do not define us.
Our choices do not define us.
Our Unity with God defines us. Nothing else can.

We’ve made meaning of our life, and being that is false. We project it onto others and think they are the problem. There is no problem. ALL of our problems have been solved. Yet if we hold the idea we have problems, we are sure to experience them. And then we look for someone to blame.

This is what we can forgive ourselves for and MOVE ON.

Forgiveness is the path of Joy, awakening, and Prosperity.

This I know.

And that is why I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts, starting tomorrow. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!

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Transforming A Belief in Lack

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

I didn’t realize it, but I was preventing myself from having healthy Self-esteem. I was actively ignoring the warning signs from Spirit and I was degrading my own sense of well-being and worthiness. And, to a large degree, I didn’t recognize the effects of the choices I was making. In a sense, I was “my own worst enemy.”

When I gave myself permission to attack others, to judge and criticize them, to blame and shame them, I didn’t realize it but I was preventing myself from having healthy Self-esteem.

Because we share the same mind and we can’t really hide our thoughts from anyone, it was as though I was covering myself with garbage and thinking no one would notice.

Things began to change for me when I realized what A Course in Miracles means when it says “there are no private thoughts.”

Once I was willing to actually accept that the One Mind is a fact and that we all share and have access to the One and only Mind of God, I began to choose different thoughts.

I became aware that every negative thought I had was a form of pollution I was sharing with all of life. My personal negativity, even if it seemed as though I was keeping it to myself, was like toxic waste poured into the collective drinking supply.

Similarly, every loving thought brings a healing benefit to all.
To have, give all to all.
Give Love, give patience, give compassion.

When there is shame and self-judgment, the way out of that icky sticky thought pattern is through forgiveness.

We must forgive ourselves for believing something false about ourselves it is the ONLY way to move out of the lack of Self-Love.

That lack of Self-Love is an illusion generated by our pouring our energy and awareness into thoughts about ourselves and others that are blatantly false.

When we believe in lack, we experience lack.

When I saw even a glimpse of the power of my thought, I made the commitment to focus on changing my mind.

I set the goal of cultivating an awareness of my thoughts and beliefs. I decided to be truly mindful. It felt like a burden in the beginning. It felt overwhelming to realize how focused on negativity I was. I decided to actively replace the negativity with loving thoughts and actions. But as I began to take out the trash from my mind and let Spirit heal it back to the root cause, there was less trash in my mind and I began to noticeably feel better about myself right away.

I saw that every time I chose a loving thought, I actually felt better about myself. That was tangible and it felt miraculous. I was so grateful that I could start to feel that I was being truly helpful instead of feeling like I was a monster.

I decided to focus on being aware of shame thoughts so that I could eliminate them. I was so grateful I could eliminate thinking that was designed to keep me feeling bad about myself. I was ashamed of playing small and living in limitation. Shame comes directly from believing limited thoughts that aren’t true.

You cannot feel ashamed unless you believe a lie.
Shame drags our Self-Esteem to the ground.

We’re taught to feel ashamed of our thoughts and our desires. The idea is that if we’re ashamed then we won’t act upon it – but we all know it’s not true. Consider all of us who just hide what we’re thinking and feeling.

We’re taught to feel ashamed about how we look and how we feel. We can change our minds about these things. We can recognize that just because we have a thought doesn’t mean we are “shame-full”.

In my experience as a Spiritual Counselor for 17 years, many people have told me the things they’re most ashamed of, and through the sharing of it with me they’ve been able to relinquish the shame they felt. Bringing things to the Light is deeply healing when it’s done with someone who can be 100% compassionate and loving – and we can give ourselves this gift of Love if there’s no person who can support us.

Shame has no value to our Spirit, which is ever expansive and unprecedented – only the ego values living in lack and limitation. Being supportive and loving has value and keeps us in the flow of Love, which unites us with healing, Prosperity, and God’s Infinite Goodness. The more loving we are, the less shame we feel, the more Self-esteem we have.

The beginning of a transformation for me came in being willing to be aware of ALL my thoughts. I began to replace the attack thoughts with thoughts that extended Love. And lo and behold, I began to self-medicate less and less because I was more and more willing to be aware of my thoughts because they were more and more loving.

I was building my Self-esteem in two ways:
I was decreasing my shame by reducing my negativity.
The less negativity I had, the less interested I was in self-medicating.
The less self-medicating I did, the better I felt about myself.

Shame is a cycle.

I would get triggered with low self-esteem thoughts and then I’d engage in self-medication (low self-esteem behavior), and that would give me something to feel ashamed about and then I’d want to self-medicate to forget about how I felt. The cycle would repeat, and it felt like a whirlpool pulling me in.

Choosing loving thoughts changes the direction of the whirlpool. What I found was that I began to spiral up, and feeling better and better about myself I was inspired and motivated to keep going and increasing my awareness.

I began to build on my success, and I feel as though I climbed out of a very intense whirlpool. I was more than willing – I had a great desire to change my life, and I let Spirit show me the way. It worked and it continues to work, and this is precisely why I teach my classes the way that I do. I know the benefit of doing this work, and I know how hard it is to do it on my own.

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My Prayer for Partnering UP

Monday, November 11th, 2019

As promised in my “Forgive Me. Here Come the Holidays” class yesterday, I mentioned that I would put this prayer in “My Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” today. I’m also making it the recorded prayer for today.

This is a version of my daily prayer that I started praying about 20 years ago. Prayer works! It has transformed my life.

Prayer and forgiveness are the 2 best tools I have.

I encourage you to use this prayer or write of your own to use on a daily basis to improve the quality of every minute of your life!

Prayer for Partnering UP!

I AM that I AM.
I AM my I AM Presence.
I AM One with the One and for this, I am truly grateful.
In the name of my beloved I AM, I ask that my Higher Holy Spirit Self, my I AM Presence, lead and guide me to be in the flow of Love in all moments of this day and in every area of my life.
I intend to be easily led and guided to choose the highest and best in each moment.
I allow myself to receive the blessings that are mine to receive.
I allow myself to recognize the most loving choices this day.
Higher Holy Spirit Self, please make loving choices so attractive to me that I cannot mistake them.
Help me to choose Love and to live my life as a joyful and abundant prayer of the heart.
Help me to recognize my life is the eternal life of God.
I AM dedicated to being a loving and beneficial presence on this planet.
I choose to be truly helpful.
I AM blessed & I AM a blessing.
I share the benefits of my healing and expansion with everyone because I AM one with them.
I AM awakening to know my true identity and the true identity of my brothers and sisters.
We are one in Love, eternally and for this and all the blessings I receive this day, I AM so very grateful.
In the name of my Beloved I AM, I know that it is done.
I allow myself to accept it as done and so it IS.
Amen

You can click here now to download a PDF copy.

If you’d like more support for having a miraculous breakthrough with forgiveness, please join me in my Forgive & Be Free three-part class. We start on Thursday and you’ll get the replay of each of the three classes plus transcripts, plus homework and follow up break-out calls next week. Lots of opportunities to REALLY do this forgiveness work and substantially deepen your practice.

This year, let’s stop paying lip service by SAYING we’re willing but not actually living it. We can bring on a breakthrough FAR beyond what we can imagine when we’re truly willing to truly forgive. If you don’t know how, here’s how! Join me!

Why wait? Now is the time for our healing! If you’re willing, I’m ready – let’s do it together!

 

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Family Forgiveness & Relationship Healing

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

For me, the hardest thing to let go of was the thing I made. It was the image of myself as being less than lovable. It’s so crazy that, in this world, the things we cling to the very most are the things that are

A. Not true
B. Painful

How dang crazy is that?

Yet, I’ve seen there’s a method to the madness of it!

In A Course in Miracles, the Manual for Teachers it talks about the development of trust is a process we must all go through in order to release from suffering.

First, they must go through what might be called ‘a period of undoing.’ This need not be painful, but it usually is so experienced. It seems as if things are being taken away, and it is rarely understood initially that their lack of value is merely being recognized. How can lack of value be perceived unless the perceiver is in a position where he must see things in a different light?

One of the hardest things for me to give up was all the painful patterns in my family relationships and most intimate relationships – these were also the things that bothered me the most.

I loathed repeating the same arguments, but I couldn’t seem to stop it.
I despaired over the same hurts and upsets, but I didn’t know how to rise above it.
I was crushed and demoralized by the same meltdowns, again and again, but I was convinced it was all happening TO me instead of by me.

I wasn’t willing to make the changes necessary to have healing. I lived that way for a VERY long time.

And now that I’ve learned how forgiveness works to heal ALL of it, I have to share every day of my life because it’s so freakin’ valuable!

If we don’t give up the things that we’re using to hurt ourselves, it may seem as though they’re being taken away. Releasing attachment to the things that stand in the way of our happiness may seem like the thing we’d want the most, but it’s not. And that’s why working together with other like-minded souls makes it so much easier to for us to see the Wisdom of letting go of our attachments to false beliefs, false identities, and the story we’re telling ourselves.

If we’re willing to give up the false idols and false images that we’ve grown so attached to, then there is a healing, a transformation, and revelation that is not only liberating it’s thrilling! The thrill comes from being willing to trade all that we’ve treasured for something of real value – the ability to see our perfection and the perfection of all.

It’s a question of motivation.

Many of us spend a very long time avoiding the release of the attachments and the pain builds and builds until the pain is so great we’re willing to do ANYTHING to make a change – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

After counseling people for 19 years, I’ve seen that many people have a habit of being unhappy, and they are more comfortable in their unhappiness than they would be in doing something new.

Some people are afraid of being happy because they don’t trust it, and I understand that. In order to be happy and stay happy (most of the time), we must give up being a victim and that means giving up complaining, and criticizing, and taking offense.

Sometimes it’s our anger and upset that gives us a feeling aliveness and power. It’s all false. Of course, it is. But if all we know is what’s false, then we’re going to cling to it. And that’s where a strong spiritual practice helps to break through the habit of playing small, self-attack, and attachment to negative habits.

Sometimes negative pleasure is all we’ve got, so how can we give it up? Negative pleasure is the thing that seems pleasurable, but actually it puts us on the “Pain Train” with a one-way ticket.

Spiritual practice is the thing that releases us from all of this. Making a commitment to and EFFECTIVE spiritual practice is where many people fall short. Their belief is so strong that they’ll fail that they don’t even try.

Only the ego fails.
Spirit cannot fail – it’s not even possible.

When we put our faith in Spirit, we’re strong and we cannot go wrong.

We’re always putting our faith in something.
We can choose ego or Spirit.
Placing my faith in Spirit is the thing that brought me Peace.

At first, it did seem like a period of undoing, and it was. It was a period of undoing all the attachments I had to do things the ego way.

I wasn’t sure I would happier trusting Spirit, but I was willing to try. That willingness got me through the difficulties. It raised me up and kept me headed in a higher direction.

I am so grateful for realizing I’d been placing my faith in my own opinion and that I could change my mind. This realization was a great blessing and a gift! I finally quit making myself unhappy! Phew!

Do you see where you’re placing your faith and trust in your own beliefs and perceptions rather than in Love, in Spirit, in truth? Being aware of this is a great opportunity to go the other way and make a new choice.

Let’s allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to undo all attachments we have to the habits of unhappiness and discover our true identity and live from that place!

ENOUGH already with the repeating pain patterns! Now is the time of our liberation!

If you’d like support for that I’m offering a forgiveness workshop to support anyone who is willing to do the work with me. You can register now, my gift to all, click now to join me: FREE forgiveness class TODAY LIVE ONLINE video All are welcome!

Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships. When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you. They’re SO simple, and yet they have a profound effect. You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships, and that feels so good. You can stop playing small and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships. Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think!

TODAY in my FREE CLASS – we’re going to focus on relationships and making a difference BEFORE the holidays!

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 Family Forgiveness Healing.  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!

When anyone of us has more happiness, we’re all lifted!

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Life Without Arguing

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

How many of us have been taught to fight fairly? How many of us have ever seen it? Did your parents argue or fight fairly? Did their parents? I used to argue with myself. Sometimes I’d argue with a family member or a friend.

I learned how to fight fairly, honestly, and lovingly–truly, I did. I know, because I remember when I didn’t. I know that feeling in my gut when I’ve said or heard something hurtful or blaming. I’m grateful for that pain, because it reminded me to choose Love.

Now I have the strength to refrain from being hurtful. And that’s part of why I am offering my FREE FORGIVENESS CLASS tomorrow. I’d rather not fight at all. And, I’ve learned it’s not necessary. We can discuss instead of arguing.

In his book IRON JOHN, the wonderful poet Robert Bly writes, “A good fight gets things clear and I think women long to fight and be with men who know how to fight well. When both use their weapons unconsciously or without naming them, both man and woman stumble into battle, and when it is over the two interior children can be badly wounded. The adult warrior inside both men and women, when trained, can receive a blow without sulking or collapsing, knows how to fight for limited goals, keeps the rules of combat in mind, and in general, is able to keep the fighting clean and establish limits.

Sometimes a disagreement turns into something like an argument.

Arguing is a part of everyone’s life, whether we’re a witness or a participant, but it doesn’t have to be.

The more I do my forgiveness practice, the fewer arguments I have. I very rarely have arguments now.

We can have a life without fights or arguing, without blame, or guilt. We really can.

I used to have the same repetitive arguments with the same people and it would just send me into a real sense of despair. Forgiveness changed all that.

I agree with the teaching in A Course In Miracles: “Anger is never justified.” And still, anger is experienced. Upsets occur.

Being able to handle these outbursts and challenges with Love, compassion and forgiveness are what I’m interested in.

This is part of my intention to be masterful. Forgiveness has been my greatest tool.

I’ve learned that stuffing my feelings to avoid having an upset doesn’t work. As part of my practice of nonviolence today, I look at how I fight. I set my intention that if there is anger, I can explore it – not judge it – with Love and compassion. I am learning to express how I feel without the energy of violence and a desire to wound.

My practice is so very valuable to me. I heal and the whole world heals with me. Now that’s TRULY helpful. How wonderful!

I’m curious to know – how do you feel when you have an argument? Please share in the comments below!

FREE FORGIVENESS CLASS TOMORROW:  Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships.  When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you.  They’re SO simple, and yet they have a profound effect.    You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships and that feels so good. You can stop playing small and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships.  Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Forgive me.  Here Come the Holidays!

The class is on Sunday – and it’s my gift to you, but you do have to register.  Please bring a friend, since it’s free!

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