Archive for the ‘Miracles’ Category

New Agreements

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fortunately, I had that little bit of willingness that Jesus talks about in A Course in Miracles. My little bit of willingness kept me praying. My prayers to have healing were answered, in part, by my realization that I could Partner UP. I realized that limitations are really only in my thinking, not in my true reality.

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened, I was calling forth healing and I was accepting it.

I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

My willingness to call forth and accept help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing.

I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing and that’s what inspires me every single day.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people.

Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how we allow. There are no REAL limitations.

Now, I’m making agreements with Spirit, rather than agreeing to lack and limitation.

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

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

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Forgiveness Miracles

Friday, November 20th, 2020

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 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 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? Join me in my Forgive & Be Free Classes this weekend.

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

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

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Prep For Being A Miracle Worker

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Here in the USA, things are super intense.  We can all feel the intensity because of our election and wondering how it will be resolved.  People have such strong feelings and fears.  And this on top of a global pandemic.  And then there are so many other issues caused by the pandemic.  It’s a very intense time.

AND this is the time we wouldn’t wish to miss.

This is the time for which we have decided to incarnate at this time.

We are the chosen.  All beings are chosen to be the Light of the world, but we’re actually saying a big yes to it.

In Masterful Living class last night we were talking about Spirit being the source of all the good in our lives and not the things of this world.  Let’s accept that this is true and put Spirit in charge, really in charge, of our good.

Let’s open to receive all the good that is ours to receive – this will TRULY make the world a better place for ALL OF US to live in.

During this time of intensity, we are really needed to hold the form.

We hold the form of heaven breaking out all over.  We don’t hold a vision of hell on earth.  Our job, our mission, our life is about holding the form for the highest and best to unfold.  

We can be vigilant only for God.  It might seem difficult to do this, but this is how we train our mind only to hold that which brings benefit and to let the past go. 

We were born to be miracle workers.

Time to get to work.

We have what it takes!  Let’s put it to use!

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

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Free Video Series: I’m making a video series about my experience of learning to walk the talk so that I could live the LOVE and I’m so happy to share it.  I’m releasing Video #1 in my Walking the Talk, Living the Love series today.

It’s called “How to avoid the classic mistake that spiritual students almost always make.”  

 And you can click here to watch it now:

I trust you’ll find it inspiring and helpful.  This is Video #1 of a 6 Video series so you can sign up to get notified when the next video is ready.  

You can also sign up for the waitlist of my Masterful Living program – I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support.  If you’re interested in my year-long program, I’d like everyone to know about this extra support option because I’m excited about what we can offer this time!  We’re going for it!  Better than ever!

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Anger, Peace & Miracles

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Today, the beautiful and brilliant kironJ Gardner is offering an extended workshop on Anger, Peace & Miracles. These are some things I know a LOT about. I sure wish I could have taken a workshop like this when I needed it so much.

For the first few decades of my life, I had some real anger issues that ruled my life and wreaked havoc in my relationships and my sense of self. Now, I can see that the anger I felt propelled me to find a spiritual solution and that’s led to the best part of my life.

From about 1997 to 2006, I studied the teachings of Ernest Holmes in my training to become a Science of Mind Practitioner and Minister. One of the helpful things I took from Holmes’ teachings is the difference between feelings and emotions. It’s valuable for us to understand the difference between when we’re having an emotional response or reaction and when we’re experiencing a feeling.

I’ve had so much experience being an emotional drama queen – mostly being angry and argumentative. It was such a miserable way to live. I was the cause of my own unhappiness being critical and complaining constantly. It was as though I felt God had died and left me in charge of judging everything!

I became afraid of my emotions and anger was the only one that felt safe to me.

Anger is actually an emotional protective device.

When I realized that I could learn to have trust and place my faith in Spirit, when I began to really practice BEING loving, that’s when my emotional life changed profoundly. I stopped having to stuff my emotional baggage and hide it.

I learned the power of feeling my emotions without stoking those fires, but simply learning to observe them without giving into them.

I’ve had so much healing through allowing myself to experience my emotions and letting them be expressed rather than holding them in to fester and ferment. Now, it feels safer and safer for me to have my emotions and allow them to go through me. I can now easily realize that they’re not who I am.

I used to feel so intensely upset by things. Now, that kind of intensity is rare for me. It’s all because of my spiritual practice of non-judgment and forgiveness. Nowadays I am MUCH more aware of feelings. I feel peaceful, harmonious, free, joyous. I experience much of my intuition as feelings, which are quite different from emotions.

For me, often the still small voice is a still small feeling. Feelings are often delicate where emotions can be clunky and dramatic.

It’s been deeply healing for me to cultivate the feelings that I’d like to experience. We can cultivate Peace, Harmony, Joy, and Freedom. We can cultivate the feeling of Abundance and Wholeness. These spiritual qualities have vibrational matches that we can feel and we can cultivate them and attune to them. It just takes practice and willingness.

When you’re vibrating with the “frequency” of Love or Abundance, because like attracts like, you’ll be attracting more experiences of Love and Abundance into your life. It’s really not rocket science.

If you’re willing, Spirit will lead you and guide you. It’s your birthright. Go for it!

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

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

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

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

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

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Receptive to Miracles

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Life is so interesting. It’s full of demonstrations, meaning that life is consistently demonstrating in accordance with what we’re thinking. Life can’t help it. That’s the divine design – life corresponds to what we believe and what we think, what we energize and what we are focused on.

I find that more and more I’m holding in my mind that everything is working together for my good and there are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. I’m looking for the good. I’m allowing the good. I’m assured of the good.

Last weekend I was moving out of the house I’d been renting for the previous three months. I had hoped to stay there for a year or more, but the house was recently sold, right after I moved in. So, my moving day was this past Saturday.

I had made arrangements to have help with the moving, but one of the key people wasn’t able to make it. That would have been very difficult, but out of the blue, someone else I’d never met turned up. He saved the day for us.

Things like that happen for me all the time.

Expecting miracles works when you really are willing to receive them.

I used to feel that it was better that I do everything myself so that it could be done well. Now, I prefer to hold that everyone in my life is supporting me with excellence to the very best of their ability – and I mostly find that to be the case.

There’s always going to be stuff that’s happening that we would prefer to be different, but if we can focus on what we’d like and what we do like, then we’re staying positive and mostly happy and because like attracts like, the happiness multiplies and magnifies.

PLUS, if we can stay in gratitude, there’s more and more good to be had. Gratitude magnetizes the good into our life. If you don’t believe me, test it for yourself. If you DO believe me, test it for yourself. Testing it proves that it works and the we all have more good in our lives because when one is lifted ALL are lifted.

I’m so grateful that I became willing to be supported at the most profound levels. I have a whole different experience of my life because of it.

We are blessed. We are SO blessed.

AND we do have to be willing to accept it and allow it and give up the resistance and reluctance. We can’t be passive in our awakening – we must be actively calling it forth and accepting it. That’s our part that only we can do.

Look in your heart – how willing are you to actually accept the miracles that are yours to receive?

Have you rejected any miracles lately? I used to reject miracles every day. Now, I am open to receiving them and I’d like to be even more receptive! Let’s do it together!

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

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Choosing Miracles

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

We asked for it. We asked for healing. We asked to be relieved of our pain and suffering. I certainly have, thousands of times. And the way this world works, we can have all the healing we desire if we’re willing to give up the thoughts and beliefs that have brought forth that which we desire to have healed.

So, why is it, when we’re so interested in our healing, do we often cling to the same old thoughts and beliefs that created the pain and suffering in the first place?

It’s as if we’re burning ourselves with a hot poker and then complaining that it hurts, that the wounds aren’t healing, and they’re getting infected, but we STILL won’t stop poking ourselves with a hot poker!

Madness!

What I’ve learned is that it’s profoundly helpful and healing to say to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, the Company of Heaven, Jesus, the angels, Mother Mary, Buddha, Krishna, and the ancestors something like this:

“I’ve decided I’m done with this suffering.
I’m ready. I’m really willing this time.

I’m ready, willing and available for my healing, and I’m not just saying that because I’m done suffering.

I’d like to remember what heaven is and feel it in my heart.
I’m interested in being of service instead of complaining.
I’m willing to serve the light with my WHOLE life and not just when it’s convenient for me.

I’m willing to stop running and hiding and let myself be seen by God and to be fully loved.

Yes, I’m that ready, that willing and that available right now. This now.
Show me the way!

I’m not in charge anymore.
Spirit is in charge.

I am saying YES to Freedom!

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

And if or when I fall down, I will pick myself up with compassion.

When I forget to be compassionate,
I’ll notice the pain is back and start again with compassion.

I am open and available for all manner of assistance.

I am willing.

Help me to help myself and to be truly helpful in this world.

Today is the day, and I AM on my way!”

Say it loud, with feeling and then keep saying it and you’ll see what miracles will come!

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Calling All Miracle Workers

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

These interesting times are the ones that we came here for. I know that anyone who is reading this e-mail decided to incarnate at this particular time for the purpose of being able to be a beneficial presence at this time. Let us not shirk our opportunity. Let’s dive into holding the high watch of remembering the truth, despite ALL appearances.

Now is the time for spiritual students to commit to being a TRULY helpful day in and day out. Spirit will guide us in the HOW of it if we’re willing to ALLOW ourselves to be led and guided. Let us step up and be of service to the Light.

The best way that we can be of service is not to be afraid. How do we do that? We don’t judge things, we accept them as they are.

After all, why wouldn’t we when we know that everything works together for good and there are no exceptions? Let us not start making exceptions and finding fault.

Let us choose Love and answer the cries for Love with compassion.

The more we practice, the more helpful we are.

The truly helpful are invulnerable
because they are not protecting their egos
and so nothing can hurt them.

~ A Course in Miracles

Let us be miracle-minded and miracle workers.

A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service you can render to another. It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself. You recognize your own and your neighbor’s worth simultaneously.” A Course in Miracles, Miracles Principle #18

Look, I know it’s challenging to not make the world real when the intensity of density is amping up, but it’s for this time that we were born. This is the perfect time for us to REALLY go for it. This is the time of our liberation, and we have everything we need within us to accomplish it when we put the Higher Holy Spirit Self in charge.

This is precisely why, every day, I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can join me in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world. Please share my daily prayer with anyone who would find it helpful. The prayers are also available in a podcast.

We shall overcome all forms of resistance to the Light.

We pray for the truth to be revealed in our hearts and in our minds and for love to prevail on Earth as it is in Heaven. We are united!

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Spiritualization of the Ego

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Greetings to you from Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve really been enjoying my time in the desert and time with my Prayer Partners for the last 22 years. It’s such a blessing when we can get together to have fun, to pray, and to share deeply and authentically – not to mention to play board games, have great food, go for hikes and enjoy the sunset.

It’s nice to have a break and some fun, because the last 7 days have been a DOOZY for many people. Old ugly patterns of thinking and feeling have been coming up into our awareness so that we could choose our healing. For many people, it was about feeling extreme self-criticism. We were talking about this in Masterful Living this week. Many felt that negative thought patterns of anxiety and self-criticism were coming up to the surface in a way that felt overwhelming. Almost like a pimple getting ready to pop.

And then came the full moon in the middle of the week, and that really turned up the inner emotional pressure on things. Did you feel it?

The energy of any full moon is one of releasing that which is no longer helpful and harvesting the learning from our experience. This week sure offered us that opportunity.

That night it took me hours to go to sleep. Fortunately, I’ve learned to take that time to pray and simply be at Peace with not sleeping.

I’ve learned that the main thing for me to focus on is blessing my brothers and sisters, knowing the truth about them, and then secondarily, to be grateful for my life and grateful that I can effectively pray – that I have an effective spiritual practice, and so I don’t have to feel worried or afraid and it doesn’t matter whether I sleep or not.

Prayer is restorative even when I’m praying for others.

Why?

Because when I know the truth for anyone, I know the truth for everyone, and that includes me because there is only one. There is only everyone. If I pray for one person, all are included because we’re one, united and inseparable. My prayer for my Self is a prayer for you and vice versa.

Isn’t that beautiful?

I enjoy praying, and I have so many people to pray for, that being in prayer is a sweet way to invest the time when sleep doesn’t come. Although I wasn’t sleeping, I was prayerfully resting which is SO restorative and I woke up feeling refreshed, even though I had much less sleep.

Holiday times can be painfully stressful. During these pressured days, old unhealed emotional and mental patterns come up for healing almost daily. And don’t we know it!! We can have healing if we choose it.

When we partner UP with our Higher Holy Spirit Self and strengthen our spiritual practice we’ll have healing.

When we complain, we’ll feel the pain.

This is true for all of us.

Why sabotage ourselves by self-inflicting pain when we have so much to gain?

Let us turn every painful moment into a transformational healing experience by choosing to deepen our practice of choosing Love and Partnering UP.

An effective spiritual practice has transformed my life. I invested a lot of energy chasing spiritual information and stuffing my intellect with it – that has not helped me at all, not one little bit of it.

Instead, I distracted my self by pursuing spiritual information rather than spiritual insight. I distracted myself by training to be more perfect instead of recognizing my inherent perfection.

I’m so glad I finally came to my senses and focused on cultivating a spiritual practice that would help me to liberate from the intellect and free my mind from distractions.

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

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

When there are healing opportunities available to us and we don’t choose them, and instead repeat the past, we begin to feel discouraged and downtrodden but we may not know why.

When our Spirit is working so intently to support us in having the breakthroughs we desire, and we choose to ignore them or let them pass us by, it eats away at our self-esteem. Even if we don’t even consciously know it. And that causes more issues.

So, let’s choose healing and not delay another day.

Let’s stop spiritualizing the ego.

Extending Love is healing.

Reading books is not healing.

Not that reading books is bad – not at all – but it’s not enough.

Forgiveness is healing.

Choosing Love is healing.

Choosing patience, kindness, generosity of heart, and willingness is healing.

A Course in Miracles is crystal clear about how we bring on our healing breakthrough to live a happy and harmonious life. Still, many people study ACIM and other spiritual teachings without actually applying the teachings and so they don’t receive the healing benefits.

Information isn’t healing.

Spiritual practice is healing.

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

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.
Let’s all make the most of the holiday healing that is available to us and grab all the healing we can! Enough with hell! Let’s choose Heaven today!

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 Spiritual Transformation. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

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

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

I’m loving the sunset views of Camelback Mountain!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

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

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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 yearlong 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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Allowing the Miracles

Monday, December 9th, 2019

One of the things that we get to learn as spiritual students are how to get out of the way of the miracles that are available in our lives. We were talking about this in class over the weekend.

A Course in Miracles teaches us to focus on changing our minds about the world, rather than trying to change the world. And yet, we keep forgetting it. Some lessons are so simple that we just can’t believe it’s actually true.

When our relationships are so difficult and so challenging, as they often are, we can remember that forgiving OURSELVES for our part in the pain is the way to have healing in the relationship and in the minds of all parties involved.

We were talking about how we can seem to hold onto resentment and anger and it builds. We can hold onto resentment about something for decades. Sometimes it fades and sometimes it ferments.

The way out of the anger and resentment is to forgive ourselves for our part in the mess. Without that, there’s no relief from the upset. Whenever there is anger and upset, resentment and hurt, we’ve had a part in it.

ACIM tells us that our happiness REQUIRES our taking responsibility for what we see.

This is one of the great healing practices that we have available to us, and yet, we still tend to blame others rather than take responsibility.

The way out of pain is available to us and we can choose it.

We don’t REALLY know what ANYTHING is for, so let’s stop thinking that we do and have a good time together.

When we practice responsibility and forgiveness in these ways we see miraculous healing breaking out all over our life. Every day! Isn’t that what we’d really like? Doesn’t that sound beautiful?

I call it “proving God.” When we prove these principles at work in our mind, and in our relationships, then we can move out of the fear of feeling that we’re being punished and it will never stop.

To me, making these choices for forgiveness and responsibility is Self-loving and Self-healing and that’s a relief.

We really CAN move out of self-sabotage and into Self-liberation. Phew!

Where would you most like to experience a miracle in your life? 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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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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Miraculous Life

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

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

We can all live a miraculous life.

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

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

What does working in the invisible mean?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Complaining Is A Habit We Can Quit

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

We’re all working on a single tapestry. It’s a tapestry of human life. Some of us are focused on weaving something exquisitely beautiful and may look like the life of someone like John McCain, who (whether you agree with his politics or not) was able to survive being imprisoned and go on to lead a happy and productive life in service to others.

Another person may be like the man I met in Cambodia two years ago who was part of a food collective in his town, where the whole town was working to recover from war, prosper, and raise their children well with more education than they had.

Some people, like many friends of mine, their life is dedicated to undoing the knots. It may look as though the knots came from their family and the way they were treated by their relatives. Maybe.

I’ve learned for myself, with help from A Course in Miracles and my own willingness to value the truth, that I’ve brought the patterns in with me, and those who seem to have contributed to them have only helped me to bring my attention so that I will get on with the work of untying the knots.

I don’t wish to waste another minute complaining about how things are. It doesn’t help and, in fact, it becomes a magnetic attractor for more of the same.

There are no victims, even when it looks like there are victims.

We don’t know what’s really going on.

I’m absolutely certain that some souls volunteer to live a life in service being the challenging child of a person who wishes to learn compassion. This is the way of the Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva is the awakened Being who chooses to continue the cycle of reincarnation in service until all are awakened.

I imagine that, from the Bodhisattva’s perspective, the entire tapestry is beautiful.

I wish to see the tapestry of life from that Bodhisattva perspective and see only the Beauty.

I had to realize that complaining only muddies up my life and my view of life.

When I see something I don’t like, let me not complain and lend it energy. Let me not invest one more drop of my precious life-energy into that which is not untying the knots or refining the Beauty.

As Howard Thurman would say, let me “keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve” so that there is nothing more appealing or attractive to energize at this moment or any other.

The way to achieve my goal is to quit complaining.

Complaining has been such a strong habit for me.

There were times when I thought, and I do really mean this, that it was the purpose of my life.

Now, I can feel clearly that the purpose was to untie the knot of complaining as a habit.

Today, let me untie the knots and bring more Beauty with each choice I make.

What do you choose today?
Can you see the knots that it is your life purpose to untie?
If you wish, please share in the comments and I will hold it with you in prayer.

Together we will surely succeed!
Spirit will carry us there, since we are so willing!

If you’d like support in doing this work of untying the knots, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual boot camp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work. I find that when we do the work together, we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

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

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Blissed Out

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

In case you don’t know, it was the brilliant Joseph Campbell who first coined the phrase “Follow your bliss.” Bliss is a strong and fun word, and it’s for that reason that this phrase became so inspiring to so many. In my experience, when I follow my passion (my bliss), I am supported. Spirit doesn’t know how to fail and, when I follow my intuition I feel successful!

Recently I saw a bumper sticker that said: “Don’t follow me, I’m following my bliss.” I thought that was so interesting. From my perspective, I’d like everyone to “follow” me BECAUSE I’m following my passion and my guidance. I’d like to join with others who are inspired to share the path with me. I don’t need them to follow me, I prefer to walk together and share.

If you feel afraid to follow your passion because you fear failure, then please know this: if you’re making choices because you feel inspired, you’ll succeed.

Follow Spirit and you WILL succeed. Spirit doesn’t know how to fail.

A key to success is to not NEED anyone’s validation or approval.

A key to success is to share what you’re passionate about without any kind of judgment that other people need it or SHOULD have it.

A key to success is that you’d do it anyway, even if no one paid you.

For many years I did workshops for small groups of people. I did counseling sessions for love offerings and donations. I still give away many classes and other things completely for free. I LOVE when Spirit gives me a new idea of things to share and give away for free.

If I don’t follow my guidance, I can’t have Peace. It’s the only way.

Following your passion and your bliss is so inspiring and fulfilling, and we can all find a way to say YES to that journey. We can start where we are. We are worthy of our own happiness.

If there’s a passion that’s calling you and you’ve been avoiding it because you feel it’s too complex or demanding, I encourage you to be willing to let Spirit guide you and ALLOW it to unfold.

We don’t have to figure out how, we can learn to ALLOW. When we’re willing to allow, Spirit tells us how. When we allow, inspiration flows! Go for it!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now you can register for my How to Lead & Create A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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The Purpose of A Course in Miracles

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The purpose of A Course in Miracles is to train our minds. Just like reading a book cannot train our body, reading a book cannot train our minds. That doesn’t even seem logical.

Imagine reading Julia Child’s classic text “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and then thinking that you are now a French chef. That would be preposterous. It would be delusional.

That’s why people are continuously telling me they’ve studied A Course in Miracles for years with little change in their lives. Their ego is driving their spiritual growth, and not much is happening.

We think that we know the Course just because we can quote it, but that’s not the same as living it. I learned this the hard way. I studied for so long, and knew the spiritual principle without living it. And I wondered why I wasn’t making more progress.

I didn’t see what was so obvious – that living the Course from my heart was the thing that would change my life.

Collecting spiritual information is a huge distraction. Being a spiritual know-it-all will not win any points or bring any benefit.

Being loving, kind, generous of heart, patient and compassionate – that’s the ticket.

“The purpose of the Workbook is to train your mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world.” From the A Course in Miracles Workbook Introduction

In Masterful Living Class last night, I was sharing that in this world, every day is “Opposite Day”. The ego is a thought system of illusions and delusions where nothing is what it seems. Spirit is the truth, it is Love, it is liberation.

Understanding the purpose of A Course in Miracles helps us to appreciate its value. That’s why I’m sharing about it on my radio show today!

TODAY’S RADIO SHOW: my topic is The Purpose of A Course in Miracles. You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com. You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now there are SUPER early bird specials on my How to Lead & Create A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts on Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Extending Compassion

Monday, July 1st, 2019

I have written about this several times because it was such a “thing” for me and I’m so glad it’s not anymore. I used to have an aversion to people who were anxious and nervous and worried. I felt as though they could possibly transmit their fear to me and that I’d catch it – and I didn’t want it.

Of course, anyone who is paying attention can tell who is afraid and who isn’t. The bully seems tough, but deep down they are FAR more terrified than the person who appears nervous. The person who seems angry and pushy is acting from deep-seated fear.

Now, I can see that the feeling of aversion to other people’s worry and fear was that I already had plenty of my own and I didn’t want to take on anymore. To me, feeling afraid was a failure. Back then, I’d rather have experienced many difficulties than let anyone know I felt fear.

Now I can feel the fear and hand it over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and move on. I’m not afraid of fear anymore.

I feel so grateful that I can ever be of assistance to someone who is feeling afraid or worried. If you meet someone who is anxious, I encourage you to do what you can to support them. Sometimes it’s best to simply pray silently and send a smile.

I remember ten years ago, when I was on a silent Vipassana retreat for 10 days, and one of the women in my bunk house (there were something like 11 of us) was in her late 20’s. We weren’t supposed to look at other people. We were to keep our gaze inward and focused on our own awareness, but it was difficult not to notice this young woman was crying a lot. She was really processing a lot of guilt and shame, or so it seemed to me.

At one point, I looked at her when she was crying and seeming to be quite miserable with herself, and I simply winked. I winked to let her know, “This too shall pass.” It was a small gesture, but I meant it with a great deal of Love and support. At the end of the ten days of silent meditation, she told me that it had meant a lot to her.

Spirit guides us.
All the time.

We get nudges to say or do something, and sometimes it seems out of character or out of step but I’ve learned to do it anyway.

I’d rather listen to Spirit and be in tune with that Voice than listen to the ego and be in lockstep with it’s endless demands.

What is the intuitive nudge that you’ve been getting that you’re not listening to? Will you be willing to follow your intuition today? It’s the perfect time to do something new! Tomorrow is the new moon!

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

Right now there are Early Bird specials on my “How to Lead & Create A Workshop” training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Surrender

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Earlier this year, I was sharing that “surrender” was my word for the year. I’m enjoying how it’s going this year, holding this word in front of me more and more. Of course, in the ego thought system, surrender is defeat. It’s a death to the ego, as there’s nothing worse in the ego thinking than defeat. But this is not that kind of surrender. I’m surrendering the things I don’t like and don’t want.
I’m surrendering the things I think I’d like to have.
And the things I’d like to be different.
I’m handing them UP and over to that Higher Holy Spirit Self. We can surrender the struggle without giving up on our dreams.
In fact, when we’re struggling we’re not in the flow, so the best thing to do is to relax, take a breath, and let Spirit take over. We don’t need to figure things out.
Insight can be given to us.
Miracles are a form of insight.
And, we are entitled to miracles. Many of our goals are contradictory and conflicting, and we don’t even realize it. We say we’d like to have Peace, but then we actively avoid it. Deep down we know it, and it’s disheartening. Let’s surrender all of these patterns for healing. That’s what I’m talking about. If you knew that perfect Joy came through surrender, would it be more appealing? Please let me know your answer in the comments section below!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them. One week from today! Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans! If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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This Moment Is Your Miracle

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The time for miracles is always now. We are entitled to miracles. AND this very moment IS a miracle, and we’ll know that’s true if we choose it. How cool is that?

Today on my radio show my guest is David Hoffmeister talking about his latest book, This Moment Is Your Miracle. I always enjoy the opportunity to hear David speak and to have a conversation with him.

David has been a part of my Living A Course in Miracles series on many occasions and a frequent guest on my radio show. David Hoffmeister is a master teacher when it comes to understanding the profoundly healing spiritual practices in ACIM. David shares simple, step-by-step healing practices that correct the mind and liberate us from the dominion of the ego’s false concepts and precepts.

ACIM students can be deceived into thinking that studying the books will bring healing, but healing is not an intellectual process, it is a spiritual awakening. With this book, we’re given the practical tips and tools that bring us to that awakening. David’s helpful book is a master’s guide to practicing ACIM and living the teachings moment-by-moment for true liberation.

This Moment Is Your Miracle will be released on February 2nd. Visit David’s book webpage for more information about it and some amazing FREE gifts you can receive along with it!

Several years ago, David and I recorded a 3 part series that many have found worth listening to. You can enjoy part 1 in this audio:

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is David Hoffmeister – This Moment Is Your Miracle. You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

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Grace is Elegant

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

I love, love, LOVE starting a new year in Masterful Living classes. There’s such a potency to what we’re accomplishing together, and the energy of the healing we’re calling forth is SO palpable. I am so grateful to participate.

What I’m keenly aware of these last couple of days is the natural elegance that Spirit constantly pours forth. There’s a palpable elegance to the way God operates, and it’s called grace.
I love looking words up in the dictionary. Words are a power tool, and I like to use them correctly and with intention. I also love elegance. It’s a quality of life that feels nourishing to me. According to Webster’s Dictionary, “elegance” means “refined grace”. I love the idea of being someone who walks in a space of refined grace.

I’m interested in cultivating an elegant approach to life. I’m interested in being one who is always invoking Divine Grace to be my teacher and my healer, my constant companion. There’s no extra charge to invoke grace at any moment of the day, and so I choose to be elegant in my choices. Making elegant choices means making my decisions based on the Wisdom I have come to know during the journey thus far. This is in contrast to making choices from my opinions and judgments.

There is an opportunity to allow Divine Elegance and grace to move through me in any given moment. I must be the one to activate it and call it forth in order to experience it. My intention is to release any habit of waiting for someone else to do what is mine to do in my own life. My commitment is to become alert to the opportunity to choose to be elegant and develop new habits.

I’d like to experience an ever increasing sense of elegance in all areas of my life.

Today I decide to actively cultivate the graceful choices which bring more Beauty, more Love, more honor, more excellence. I may not be sure of the outcome of my choices, but at least I can be sure of their intention. By choosing consciously, I raise the vibration of my practice of nonviolence and, in so doing, I move the world in a direction of Peace and elegance. How wonderful!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details! And YES, we have payment plans!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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True Perception & Miracles

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

For so long, I was convinced that I had to manage and cope with fear. I had to solve the problem that fear was to me. It felt so daunting. And, there were times when it felt like a gauntlet I was running. This is what perception is all about. “Perception” and “mis-perception” go together.

Every day we can transmute fear, and negativity, and upset from the past if we put some attention on it – we have the power. We don’t have to figure out HOW. We only have to Partner UP, request and receive Divine Assistance, and ALLOW the healing.

We ask, receive and allow Divine Assistance in all things.

It seems like the causes of fear are in the world, but they’re not. The causes of fear are in our perception. Where does our perception come from? It comes from our belief system. Change our beliefs, and we can eliminate all the causes of fear. Let’s do it as a gift to ourselves. Let’s do it out of Love for ourselves.

Eliminating the habits of fear and changing our beliefs is so completely doable when we’re willing. It requires focus, attention, forgiveness, compassion and gratitude. It is not hard. The world will tell you it’s hard. The ego will tell you it is impossible. It only seems hard because we have an attachment to thinking the causes of fear are outside. And, with God, all things are possible.

If we’re looking outside for the causes of fear or Peace, then we’re looking in the wrong place for the solution, too. That’s what makes it SEEM so hard to heal! We’re trying to do it by ourselves and we’re looking in the wrong place.

Looking within is the right place. And, looking within can seem scary when we don’t Love ourselves. Making Self-Love the #1 priority is a smart move. It’s not ego – it’s Spirit. Once I made Self-Love the priority in my life, everything else began to shift and it paid off really well for me.

We decide we’re going to shift.

We decide to Love ourselves, and then the shift comes, if only we can stop fighting it.
Life gets on track and in tune when we Love ourselves. Love heals all wounds. The time for us to rise and shine is now!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is True Perception & Miracles. You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com. You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

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A Year of Holy Relationships

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

I love A Course in Miracles because it’s a mind-training system that really works. It has really worked for me – and it continues to bring me benefits every day. And, right now, I feel such a deepening happening. A greater willingness than ever before is coming forth in my heart.

In the 5-Day Challenge this past week, I was talking about “surrender” being my word for the year. We had a whole conversation about what surrender meant. It means to give ones self over, to yield, and that can be vastly different experiences in different situations.

There’s surrender in a battle or fight, which is giving up and becoming under the power of another, and that could feel degrading
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There’s surrender in a sexual sense – to give ones self over and surrendering to the melding of that intimacy and connection, which could feel absolutely blissful.

And then, there’s surrender to Spirit, which, to me, is a re-connection with Source, a return to perfection and right-mindedness – a giving up of the need to feel separate and special.

The word “surrender” is not in A Course in Miracles, and yet what I find so appealing right now is to surrender all the ways in which I keep separation going, to make a holy offering of them, and simply follow the instruction in A Course in Miracles, and to keep my attention on this intention.

In the last 10 years, I’ve connected with at least 50,000 people who are interested in ACIM. Many have been studying it far longer than I have, and yet I’ve received so many emails from people who have been studying ACIM between 10 and 30 years and they’re so excited because now they’re learning how to HOW to live A Course in Miracles and it’s such a difference.

Studying something and applying it are vastly different things.

Living it really does require that we surrender, or give up, the meaning we’ve made of things so we can realize what things are really for and discover the Peace and the Harmony that has always been there, just beyond our vain imaginings.

That’s what I’m interested in focusing on, surrendering the vain imaginings and and living the truth that sets us free. I’m inviting you to consider a new approach to your spiritual life this year. Consider focusing on living it, day by day, in a non-intellectual, truly heart-felt way. Studying the truth doesn’t set us free. Living the truth is liberation!

One of my favorite passages in the Course that lit me up when I first read it is this, (T-18.VII.4.)

This course … aims at saving time. You may be attempting to follow a very long road to the goal you have accepted. It is extremely difficult to reach Atonement by fighting against sin. Enormous effort is expended in the attempt to make holy what is hated and despised.

Nor is a lifetime of contemplation and long periods of meditation aimed at detachment from the body necessary. All such attempts will ultimately succeed because of their purpose.

Yet the means are tedious and very time consuming, for all of them look to the future for release from a state of present unworthiness and inadequacy.

Your way will be different, not in purpose but in means. A holy relationship is a means of saving time.

I love this passage because it reminds us that we’re already as holy as holy can be. We cannot become more holy. We’re already there, and we’ll know it if we’re willing to “release from a state of present unworthiness” now. This now. What’s the mechanism that helps us the most? Holy relationship as a spiritual practice.

Let’s make this the year of HOLY RELATIONSHIP.

Life becomes a truly beautiful journey when we call Spirit to make our relationships holy, and then actually allow it to be revealed to us. The transformation is so profoundly beautiful it’s breath-taking, in part because it’s available to ALL of us. It’s not only for some special monk on a mountaintop, it’s for everyone.

It took me a long time to realize that my willingness was often best demonstrated when I could surrender the need to be right and to make others wrong. Letting that need go, I could see how much I had cherished my separateness. I could feel how attached I was to the idea that I was unworthy of Love. I had to let go of my attachment to these beliefs about myself in order to see what’s available to all of us is our own perfection revealed in our minds.

And that awareness, that no matter how far we’d fallen in the past, no matter how unloving we’ve been in the past, that there is a great Love that is ours to share – is profoundly healing. Our willingness is all that’s required.

Consider Jenni, who lives in Ireland. I remember we spoke 1 on 1 right before Christmas at the end of 2016 (I have 1 on 1 check-in sessions throughout the year for those in Masterful Living with me – and here’s what she told me – (I had her write it down so I could share with you.)

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your invitation to join the most beautiful community and have the most transformative year of my Life! When I was reading other people’s testimonies this time last year, I was hesitant to believe that I could experience such miraculous things in my Life but I felt drawn to Masterful Living. Now that I have walked through this year with You all, I am just so incredibly grateful for how much amazing change has occurred. My therapist hadn’t seen me in a year and she was stunned and taken back at the difference in my Presence.

I feel so much lighter, happier, grateful and energetic. My body functions much better and I feel healthy and vibrant. I feel confident and successful. I feel so grateful to be alive every day and wake up excited for what a new day will bring. My attitude to Life has radically transformed. I am not so afraid and I relax more. I have faith now that I am supported, I am never alone and that I am able for anything life brings my way.

The transformation also shows on the outside – especially in my workplace. I was so stressed out and miserable in work and now I am so grateful for my job, I love my colleagues and I love my clients. I am open to receiving what my job does offer me and I am not so focused on what I think it lacks. This is such a relief and brings me so much Joy to be helpful instead of complaining all the time!

Doing the inner work has changed all areas of my Life – relationships with my parents, siblings, husband, friends and with my finances. I am so excited to continue with ML 2 and deepen my capacity for Love. I feel excited for the future, which used to scare me. I now know the goodness of Life. I now live in a world of possibilities instead of living in a world full of what I don’t have. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing the benefits of your healing with us all! This year has been the best year of my Life. Now, I love my Life and I am ready for next year to be even more loving!

Wishing you a Happy and Beautiful Christmas full of Joy and Receiving!

Love Love Love,
Jenni

I didn’t edit one word of that. That’s exactly as Jenni gave it to me.

AND – most importantly – a year before that, she didn’t feel confident she had what it took to change her life. One year prior, she was concerned that my Masterful Living wouldn’t work for her, that she didn’t have what it took, that she might give up or fail. Sound familiar?

Can you feel the POWER of an EFFECTIVE spiritual practice transforming Jenni’s life?

Studying spiritual teachings and living them are two different things. We’ve been talking about that this past week in the 5-Day Challenge.

We can study until we have memorized the teachings, but that won’t heal our relationships. I learned that the hard way. Ugh. I studied for 20 years and still felt unworthy!

When we’re actually willing to focus even a little attention on changing your mind throughout the day, your whole life begins to transform in miraculous ways. That’s the power of living it.

This is our year to really live it.

Even if we think we don’t have what it takes, we do, that’s the lesson I’ve learned, and Jenni’s learned and many of us are learning together.

Here’s the thing — Jenni didn’t do it on her own. She let Spirit in. And she got support from our community. She became more willing and more receptive and the support really made a difference for her, as it does for all of us.

We all have a lot more support available to us than we realize, and, unfortunately, many spiritual students are absolutely convinced that it’s better for them to do it on their own. This was a big issue for me and I see it in many.

Jenni invested herself in spiritual practice – some days more, some days less, but her spiritual practice is her whole life – it’s how she does everything – that’s what makes it so effective. And she knows that now.

I’ve known MANY people who meditate an hour a day and don’t have the kind of results in a decade that Jenni had in JUST ONE YEAR. Truly. Why? Because they’re not doing the mind-training during the day, when things come up and challenge them. And that’s what ACIM is all about – we must actually DO the work at the level of the mind, not just read about it. We don’t study ACIM, we live it in order to really walk the talk and live the Love.

It takes a village.
A holy relationship village.

I’ve learned that it really does make a HUGE difference when we have a community and that’s why I LOVE being part of a global community of like-minded souls. This past week during the 5-Day Challenge was a perfect example.

I’ve been in spiritual community for 30 years and I’ve never experienced anything like what we have in Masterful Living because we’re all focused on actively transforming, actively being loving, actively changing our minds. It’s a group energy.

The main thing I’d like you to take from this message today is that YOU have everything it takes within you. If you’re intent on transformation you will be transformed. That’s what it says in the passage I quoted earlier. If you’re intent on having healing you will be healed because the willingness is there. It’s miraculous! It blows my hair back again and again when I hear people’s miraculous stories!

And, remember that ACIM passage also says that many people take the long way around, when they don’t have to. There are expedient methods. That’s what we do when we apply the fundamentals of ACIM to really live it and embody it, the healing happens with amazing speed. Our joy returns.

Consider how MUCH transformation Jenni had in JUST ONE YEAR! It’s A LOT, and yet, I see people experience this year after year – (I’ve been offering Masterful Living for 11 years) spiraling upward. There’s no limit.

The main thing is to make a real change this year.

Masterful Living Course 2019 Registration closes TOMORROW, Monday, January 14 at midnight Pacific.
Now is the time to lay your foundation – there’s so much that we can call forth when we choose to live as though our mind really is the mind of God.  Make this year the year you go for it!  Gather support, have a strong intention.  You don’t need my help, but if you’d like it, here’s how to begin:

Click here now to learn more about Masterful Living.

If Masterful Living is right for you, I trust you will know it when you read what I’ve written on my website.

Trust your intuition – it will not fail you.
If this feels like it MIGHT be the thing for you this year – follow through.

I would LOVE to have the opportunity to walk step-by-step with you this year if you’d like to join us!

BTW, most participants find that relationship healing is the #2 result they have during the year. The #1 result is a closer connection to Spirit and a basic spiritual practice that really works for them. We don’t study ACIM in Masterful Living – we LIVE it. That’s our focus. Really truly living it – and you don’t have to even own a copy of the book to learn to live it. Of course you don’t need my help, but if you think you might be interested in doing it WITH me this year, or even just giving it a try, there’s 1 day left!!! Registration is closing tomorrow for Masterful Living!

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Take Out the Trash

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Sometimes it feels like we’re so far away from where we’d like to be that we feel overwhelmed. Life can feel like a big trash heap. It can feel as though its impossible, especially when there’s a combination of things, such as illness, debt, depression, relationship challenge, loss of a loved one, and even more. Some people seem to have all of them at once.

In those times of overwhelm, when it seems like anything and everything is working against you, that is a time of great opportunity. I cannot emphasize this enough: If you’re willing, in the time of greatest challenge, Spirit can move a mountain, if you ALLOW it. You DO have to be a very willing participant, but you, yourself, do not have to move the mountain. However, without your allowing and calling it forth, the mountain will not be moved. And this is where I’ve seen people transform their lives.

I used to feel stuck and overwhelmed by how I felt about my life and myself. I didn’t see how I could ever make the changes that I wanted made. It felt like too big a mountain for little old crazy me.

At that time, I was daily struck down by my failures and seeming incompetency. I was surviving, but that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted more and I couldn’t figure out how to unlock the door.

True spiritual growth felt so elusive to me.
I felt discouraged.
It felt so hard.

That’s when I learned the amazing power of a true desire to know Spirit. I decided to put ALL of my focus and attention in my life on looking for the opportunities to be loving and kind to myself and others. I decided to find the way to God through being aligned with Spirit, through the activity of being loving and BECOMING willing to let go of my unloving thoughts.

I became vigilant for becoming willing by being willing to be willing to be willing. It really worked for me.

I became willing to GIVE to the Higher Holy Spirit Self everything that didn’t serve me. I didn’t know how to take out the trash in my mind, but I did learn how to give it away.

The miracle is, that what doesn’t serve us that we’re willing to let go of, Spirit will take from us. Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting. And that makes it so much easier.

Instead of trying to figure out how to move the mountain, ask Spirit and then ALLOW it to be done.

Focus on your willingness to let the past go.
Focus on your willingness to look for and make the loving choices.

God can move the mountain, but only if we’re willing. Only if YOU are willing will it work.

Quit complaining, criticizing and manipulating.
Look for opportunities to demonstrate your willingness to let it go.
It works!

And it’s so much easier than trying to figure out how to let it go.
Focus on the willingness, and Spirit will do the heavy lifting.

Willingness is central to an effective spiritual practice.
An effective spiritual practice is a mental trash removal system that works.

If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

You’re going to make a lot of choices this year.

Which of YOUR choices will actually improve the quality of every day for the rest of your life?

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

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living Registration closes Monday!

My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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Entitled to Miracles

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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

A Course in Miracles, which is a curriculum entirely focused on recovering our miraculous mind and miraculous abilities, tells us that miracles are natural. This teaching gives us clear instruction in how to activate our miraculous life, and it works! That feels miraculous to me!

It all comes down to our willingness. Some people wouldn’t cross the street to experience a miracle because they are so convinced it’s not possible for them. I’ve learned that it’s my willingness that ACTIVATES the miracle.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 77 tells us: You are entitled to miracles because of what you are. You will receive miracles because of what God is. And you will offer miracles because you are one with God. Again, how simple is salvation! It is merely a statement of your true Identity. It is this that we will celebrate today.

Miracles aren’t what happens in our life experience. Miracles aren’t the events and occurrences that feel miraculous. Miracles are when we align with truth and surrender the blocks to Love. Then, our life shifts and changes in accordance with the shift in our willingness to BE loving and stop blocking the flow.

One of the debilitating side effects of self-sabotaging with self-medication is feeling trapped inside the patterns – blocked from the miracles we can feel are our inheritance. That’s why today we’re looking at how to become masterful at interrupting the patterns in my 5 Day Challenge to End Self Sabotage. I’m adding a BONUS class this coming Sunday, January 13th.

I am so grateful that it’s possible for anyone to shift and change their life through their willingness to do so. I love that we don’t have to know HOW to have a miracle, we only have to ALLOW.

I never tire of the truth. It’s always exciting to me, always new, always fresh and invigorating. I’m so grateful that we can cultivate our willingness and have an extraordinary healing. I’m claiming it for us NOW! May truth be revealed. May Love prevail in our lives!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday!

My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and Prayer for Today helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Miraculous Healing

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Life is so full of twists and turns,and things we never imagined. One of the things in life I’m most grateful for is the power and potency of forgiveness. Unforgiveness blocks the flow of Love, and forgiveness unleashes it to cascade like a mighty healing river in our lives.

My favorite Lesson in the A Course in Miracles Workbook is #68, “Love holds no grievances”. We’re told that those who hold grievances will forget who they are. It’s been true for me. And, He says that if we let the grievances go we’ll remember who we really are – this also has been true for me.

We read these things and can feel they’re true, but we often don’t see how it applies to us. That’s how I used to feel. I had belief in the truth, but I just didn’t really believe it would work for ME. I was too messed up, too angry, too bitter, too hurt.

But, it did work for me, BECAUSE I was willing. I didn’t give COMPLETELY up. I wanted to, but I couldn’t quite give completely up. And so, because of that little bit of willingness, it even worked for ME — crazy, complaining, troubled old me! And that feels completely miraculous.

It even works for someone as bad, and wrong, and stuck as me.

I once was lost, and now am found.

And that’s why I started to share in the ACIM Study Group I started in 2007, and then in the Living A Course in Miracles classes and my A Course in Miracles radio show beginning in 2011.

For me, I am crystal clear that what ACIM shares with us – that our brothers and sisters are our salvation – is 100% true. I love connecting in community, and being able to collaborate and share with others who are interested in letting the past go, and living without grievances. We may not know HOW, but we can learn to ALLOW the Holy Spirit to do the heavy lifting of healing.

Together, we are so much stronger.

Together, we transcend time and space to have our healing by working together online and in person.

Just think – at the Power of Love Ministry we’ve offered around 240 classes – no charge to anyone – to more than 60,000 people around the world, in well over 100 countries.

Last week was the 370th episode of my weekly ACIM radio show – all of which have been transcribed. And now we’re moving them to YouTube so more people can find them – and to expand the community of people from around the world who can listen and read along at the same time.

Thousands of people are using our A Course in Miracles App. And, more than a thousand people are enjoying the inspirational text messages we send.

We also offer support to ACIM  Study Groups and people who’d like to start them so that they don’t have to feel alone and on their own.

We’ve built a Global Events Calendar & Map to list ACIM Study Groups and ACIM events and more and more ACIM teachers like Jon Mundy, Gary Renard, David Hoffmeister and more are listing their events there so that people can more easily find the ACIM events that are near them.

And, there’s a lot of expansion planned for next year.

We’ve found that people who are in my yearlong course, Masterful Living, are healing so much, and so rapidly, that they would like to give back and support the greater community.

They’re becoming Spiritual Counselors, Prayer Practitioners, Teachers and Ministers, and they’re preparing to offer more and more services to share with others and support the collective healing.

We’re going to be offering online Miracle Circles – similar to a Study Group, but focused specifically on living A Course in Miracles, rather than studying it.

I’ve been offering a daily recorded prayer – my Prayer for Today, which I now send along with my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso written inspiration since 2007. 11 years of daily prayers.

We transcribe these for the hearing impaired, and it’s all available at no cost.

We have thousands of Prayer Partners all over the world – and in 2019 we’d like to start offering live prayer calls for the Prayer Practitioners to lead.

We’d also like to build a Daily Prayer APP.

ACIM tells us that prayer is the medium of miracles, and it certainly has been in my life.

And I’d like to ask you to join us by making a donation to support the growth and expansion of these programs. We have many volunteers, but it takes funds to expand the staff and to pay for all the costs associated with these offerings.

Please consider making your own contribution, if you’re not already. You can make a 1 time donation or you can make a monthly commitment to support which helps us to plan and budget.

We’re also looking for people who would be willing to make a larger contribution that could be part of our matching program. Last year we had several people donate a total of $25,000 and we were able to raise another $25,000 to match it. This enabled so much that we’ve been able to expand into this year.

If you’d like to be part of this Shine the Light Matching Campaign please write to me at Jennifer@JenniferHadley.com.

If you’d like to make a 1 time donation or a monthly supporting contribution click this link now:

Click here now to contribute your support!

Over the coming days, I’d like to share more with you about the programs and projects we’re offering, most of which are no charge.

You can be a more integral part of this expanding consciousness community! Your support makes it possible for us to offer to a global audience and share these beautiful teachings with people who wouldn’t otherwise find them.

We bless each other and we bless the world!

We are a community of people who are becoming truly miracle minded and that IS miraculous!

Thank you for sharing and caring!

I share what I learned that shifted me out of pain patterns in my Masterful Living Course 2019. Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. 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.

My gift to you: I offered a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class which is available on replay right now. Be a support to your family this year like never before! Grab my free class!

Family Forgiveness

Click here now to register and get the download so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

If you have a friend who struggles with doubt, or who feels their family is falling apart, won’t you please let them know they too can receive this gift of my Family Forgiveness class? Struggling alone is what the ego convinces us to do!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances. Register now and let’s heal together!

THIS WEEK’S RADIO SHOW topic was “Family Holiday Survival Guide”. You can click here to get the download and the transcript for iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now! Transcripts and more are available here: LivingaCourseinMiracles.com. You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Check it out! And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people! Thank you!

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Me, Michael & the Bear!

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

If you’ve been reading my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso for a while, then you might recall my experience with a bear when I was camping last summer. It was pretty funny. Well, I had another one this weekend!

Last year, I was recording the daily prayer in my tent late at night, when, as I’m praying, I hear these very heavy footsteps with twigs snapping underneath, moving towards my tent. I stopped praying and paused the recording.

I’m listening to what I absolutely know is a bear, get closer and closer to my tent. When you can hear a bear a few feet away, a tent isn’t any protection – after all, it’s not made of titanium.

I googled “bears in vermont” to see what kind of bears there are in vermont and what do they eat. It turns out that they’re black bears and they really only wish to eat your food, and leave you alone.

Fortunately I know better than to keep ANY food in my tent or even to eat food in my tent. I don’t do it. After about 8 minutes the bear ambled away and I finished the prayer recording and went to bed and slept like a sweet baby bear all snuggled up in my bed.

Well, last night about 3am I woke and heard the bear walking toward my tent again. I’m in the same spot as I was last year here at the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln, Vermont. Those heavy footsteps were getting closer and closer – so close – too close for comfort. I wasn’t afraid, per se, but I was concerned. I knew I didn’t have anything the bear wanted, but I’d just as soon not have a closer encounter.

When the bear got to about 10 feet from the tent, that was it. I called to Archangel Michael and the angels of protection and I said “I’m giving this one to you – please protect me.” I heard one more footstep and then nothing. Absolutely nothing. I never heard the bear even walk away. Just stillness.

I fell right back to sleep. Amazing!

What I’ve learned is that if I don’t project that there’s something to be afraid of, there really isn’t. That’s SO valuable.

Also, Love is my protector. I love that bear, the bear is one with me and I’m one with the bear. We’re in agreement because we share the same mind. I know I’m safe, and so does the bear. We’re good.

Can you think of anything in your life that you could apply this same learning to? Let me know in the comments below!.

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Angels and ACIM. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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