Archive for the ‘Peace of Mind’ Category

Clarity

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Have you ever argued with God? I have.

Sometimes the need to be right is so strong. Whenever that happens, I know I’m wrong. And I know I need to let it go.

I used to get so confused by my own need to be right, to argue for my position, all the while noticing that I wasn’t making myself happy. Oh, the good ole days!

One of the issues was that I was taking my own counsel.
I was looking to myself for advice and that wasn’t going so well.

I thought I had the ability to discern what was what, but I didn’t.
Eventually, I learned to go to Spirit for the answers I needed.
Spirit already knows the answer to every question that we could have.

Our Spirit, which is part of the Spirit– part of God— Spirit, our Spirit, THE Spirit, is not bound by time and space. Spirit doesn’t have blocks to awareness of everything in time and space, to every causation of every single thing in this world, from a slight cough to the most complex disease, to poverty. Every single cause and cure are known in the Mind of God. There’s no confusion whatsoever.

But we, in our holding onto the decisions that we’ve made about the past, are holding onto the blocks to Love which prevent us from seeing, knowing, feeling, and hearing clearly what the truth is. The antidote to those blocks, the removal of those blocks, is completely, 100%, dependent upon our willingness to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion.

In order to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion, we must make a new decision. A new decision.

The way our experience works in this human realm is, we make decisions about life, and what we think life means – we give it all the meaning that it has for us.

We make decisions like “I’m not good enough.” We make decisions like “Dogs are not safe.” Or, “People are not safe.” Or, “Women are not safe.” Or, “Men are not safe.”

We make all kinds of decisions based on our experience, and then those become the blocks to Love, because they’re not true.

They are a projection. They are perception. They are beliefs that are the effects of the decisions we made.

For example, let’s say that someone in our childhood is very unloving to us, and so we form the belief we’re unlovable. I’ve worked with many people, as a Spiritual Counselor, who were cruelly treated as children.

Many times, those people come to believe their care givers, are treating them this way because there’s something horribly wrong with them. They think, it must be them. They deserve it.

This is often what happens with children. My mother used to work in childhood services, and she would see things like a child who has been burned with a cigarette, and violently attacked in the home.

The children are taken away to child services, and many times all that child wants is to get back to that very same caregiver, that parent, or whoever it is, who was hurting them.

We interpret things incorrectly and then make decisions based on our interpretations.

And this places blocks in the mind. Like veils in the mind, that become a distortion of reality.

In order to heal this, we can use prayer. Because there’s not one person on this planet– I’m absolutely convinced of this, there’s not one person on this planet that makes a prayer, or offers a prayer request, that does not have a small amount of willingness to have healing.

Why would we write out a prayer request and put it in a prayer box if you had no willingness to receive the healing and the transformation? Why would we ask for prayer, why would we make a prayer, unless we had the tiniest little bit of willingness to receive the answered prayer?

Prayer is POWERFUL! Let’s pray all throughout our day. Let’s pray to let go of all the decisions we’ve made that are predicated upon a false conclusion. We can even pray for greater willingness!

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Acceptance Is The Way

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Acceptance is the way to Peace of mind – and it’s not for the weak-hearted.

It takes real strength to mentally and emotionally accept the things we don’t like in life.

It can seem that to accept what feels unacceptable would be a loss.

From the ego perspective, it would be a loss, and it would be painful.

Lesson 190 from the workbook of A Course in Miracles tells us “Pain is a wrong perspective.”  Why would we find it more acceptable to choose a painful perspective than to accept the truth?

It’s interesting to look at this and valuable to know the answer.

Consider something you’re looking at in your life that causes you pain when you think about it.

Now, consider that it’s the wrong perspective that is causing our pain.

Are we willing to adopt a God perspective?

Will we continue to think we’re right when it upsets us?

Now, think of something you don’t like, and don’t want in your life. Something you’d dearly like to change and that you label as unacceptable as it is.  It makes you mad.  It devastates you.

It could be a person’s death.

It could be a politicians policies.

It could be a mis-take you made or something someone did or didn’t do.

For your Freedom – contemplate what is the meaning that you gave it.

If it’s upsetting you, the meaning you’ve given it is false.

Contemplate why you would choose to feel devastated, hurt, angry, upset in anyway.

What is it about that emotional state that you keep choosing?

See what you learn.  Then remember this:

I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.

Loss is not loss when properly perceived.  Pain is impossible.  There is no grief with any cause at all.  And suffering of any kind is nothing but a dream.  This is the truth, at first to be but said and then repeated many times; and next to be accepted as but partly true, with many reservations.  Then to be considered seriously more and more, and finally accepted as the truth.  I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.  And I would go beyond these words today, and past all reservations, and arrive at full acceptance of the truth in them.  ACIM Workbook Lesson 284

To be free of pain, our willingness is all that’s required.

Can we hold grievances and still be willing?

I don’t think so.  Let’s not delude ourselves anymore.

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Spirit of Ego?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Midnight Meditation

Friday, September 6th, 2019

The last few of days I’ve had so much work to do, plus a long travel day, that I’ve been going to bed at 2 and 2:30 a.m. It is what it is, and although it’s unusual and not my preference, sometimes that’s what feels necessary to get things done. All of the last few days have been very light on time to just relax and rest, or even just have a real lunch break.

I am grateful, SO GRATEFUL to be living my absolute dream career, answering my calling and working with the most wonderful people in the world. I’m so very blessed!

And with all the extra work, travel, etc., I maintain my spiritual practice of prayer and meditation. I was sharing in Masterful Living class yesterday that about 12:30 a.m. the night before I realized, “Oh! I still have my hour (or so) of spiritual practice to do!” So there I was, beginning my meditation at 1:30 a.m. and as I sat there, I had a big sweet smile on my face. The vibration was so sweet.

The Earth was so still, listening to crickets, everything was calm and the energy of the meditation was so restorative – much better than sleep. I loved it!

What I’ve learned is that meditation always improves my life.

It’s the thing I make a priority ,and it always feels like the BEST investment of my time and energy. I don’t ever feel that I’ve made the wrong decision when I invest in my healing.

I am so grateful for Jesus’ reminder in A Course in Miracles that “Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.” When I’m this busy, there’s a temptation to wish to skip Self-care, and spiritual practice – of course, there is – but I’ve learned that is the way of the ego and not the way of Spirit, and I’m not interested in the way of the ego anymore.

I encourage you to have a spiritual practice that revives and restores you every day. Not one thing on this Earth will bring more benefit to those who suffer. Not one thing in life will bring more Joy than the Joy of knowing we are One with the Infinite. We are worth of the great Love that is our true identity!

The more we dedicate ourselves to Self-Love, Self-care and spiritual practice as the foundation of that, the more quickly we’ll have world Peace, and that’s a fact!

I’m curious, what is your spiritual practice? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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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!

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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.

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Right & Wrong

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

One of the big traps of the ego is deciding who is right and who is wrong. Often, we find that we’re the biggest culprits of them all. The ego has the mindset of separation. It’s job is to separate, and it does that through the activity of sorting.

Sorting out who is right and who is wrong is a major use of ego, time and energy.

We can spend huge amounts of our precious attention on determining who is right and who is wrong. And, for a moment, the ego seems to feel fulfilled, empowered, justified, and important.

Observing life, you can watch people all day long as they struggle to figure out who is right and who is wrong, to assign blame (and often shame) as well as responsibility. It gives the ego a lot to do.

What many of us don’t notice is that all that judge, judge, judging leaves an energetic hangover that is painful. The pain then leads us to tune out, disconnect, and hide. And then we slowly begin to learn what a bad investment we made with our precious attention. Labeling people isn’t helpful.

And then, sometimes, we just want to tune out.

Since Love is all there is, aren’t we tuning out from Love?
Since Spirit is omnipresent Love, aren’t we disconnecting from Love?
Since the Infinite One Mind is omni-active are we really thinking we can hide from our own mind?

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Psalm 139

Deciding who is right and wrong is predicated on the concept that I am the decider. When I’m the decider, it often means that I’m thinking that God has left the building and now I’m in charge. I’ve learned that I do NOT want to be in charge. I’m not (yet) able to see through all directions of time and space, and so I’m not able to discern what everything is for. My Spirit knows it’s all working together for my relentless good.

I do not wish to replace the Higher Intelligence in my mind – I tried that, and it didn’t go well for me. I’d like to do everything I can to avoid falling back into that mindset. I’ve worked very hard to realize that God’s Plan is the best way for me to go.

The Higher Holy Spirit Self’s plan doesn’t include my judging people and deciding who is good and bad. I can think I know what’s right and wrong in the moment. I look for the loving choices, and that feels right to me. Unloving choices feel wrong to me.

People, are all good at their core. Their essence is still perfect and pristine, regardless of their behavior. Knowing that, I don’t need to label people with some story I’ve made up. I’ll stick to focusing my attention on remembering the truth, which is that we’re all good and perfect.

I hardly use the words “right” and “wrong” anymore. Mostly their helpful in describing how things feel. Paying attention to how things feel is a great skill that I work on each day. Labeling people isn’t helpful to me, only to the ego. I don’t work for the ego anymore.

Is there anyone you’ve labeled wrong that you could let go? You can still feel their actions are unloving, but do you need to label the person? This is a very powerful and healing contemplation. We can call the angels in to help us and be willing to see clearly the Face of God in each one we meet, for our own Peace of mind. It works! Peace is worth it!

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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.

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Leaving Hatred Behind

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love.  We’re doing it together!

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The Guiltless Mind Does Not Suffer

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

One reason children are so light and happy is that they don’t feel guilty – yet. Many people use the threat of guilt as a motivator.  Some use guilt to keep them playing small and avoid taking risks.  I’ve certainly been guilty of both!

I’ve talked with many people who don’t fully enjoy their life because they feel it would be selfish and they’d feel guilty.  Many people even feel guilty just for taking care of themselves – as though good Self-care somehow is putting themselves first, which is selfish.  Selfish is bad and wrong.

The guilty mind punishes again and again.

Self-punishment is a strong motivator for many people. and it keeps them in a loop, like a hamster on a wheel, repeating a limited and unhappy existence. It is our destiny to live a joyful life, and A Course in Miracles is the mind-training to help us get there!

It’s interesting how many people believe they should feel guilty for taking care of themselves. One of the biggest challenges I see at work in many people’s minds is this belief that it’s better to give than to receive. How could that be true when there is only One? It’s insanity. The only place to give to is Spirit, and the only place to receive from is Spirit. How could giving be better than receiving? It’s so important, and valuable, and healing, and nourishing to be receptive to Spirit’s guidance and flow of Love. Without that, we wither and die, literally!

The ego thought system is diabolically opposed to itself!

The ego believes that taking care of yourself is selfish, which is bad and wrong. The ego believes that we’re supposed to give and give and give and give in order to get the Love, approval, attention and affection that we want and need. We end up believing that we have to give and give and give in order to earn Love, thereby reinforcing the idea that we’re separate from Love.

The ego believes that others are selfish, bad, and wrong if they don’t appreciate all that we’re giving to them. They should reciprocate by giving us everything that we need. It’s all lunacy. Time for a healing!

When we don’t take good care of ourselves, when we over-give and give in order to get something back, then we’re going to feel depleted and it’s not because someone made us or we did it for someone else. Over-giving to depletion is a choice that is a form of self-sabotage, and it’s time for us to let it go! We over-give because we believe in lack. Over-giving is an affirmation of lack.
Some spiritual students believe that suffering and martyrdom are somehow holy. This has been taught for thousands of years.

Suffering and martyrdom are the OPPOSITE of holy.
Suffering and martyrdom are pure ego.

It’s our responsibility to take good care of ourselves and keep our wellspring of energy, radiance and luminosity full.

There are no extra points for running on empty.

No one can maintain our radiance for us – this is ours to do. If you feel guilty taking good care of yourself consider this: If you live in service to the Light, then everything you do to make sure you are a brightly shining Light brings benefit to all. It’s not selfish to take good care of yourself, it’s another act of service to the Light!

Eliminating these thought patterns is exactly what my Finding Freedom Spiritual Boot Camp class is all about. This is where our Freedom is revealed. Freedom is already our natural state underneath all of the punishing thoughts we’ve adopted.

Managing and coping with painful patterns isn’t healing, and it’s not loving.

What can you do today to care for yourself with kindness?

One thing we can ALL do is give the guilt, known and unknown, recognized and unrecognized, to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Let the suffering be OVER! This is our time of Love & Freedom!

FINDING FREEDOM FROM FEAR starts TOMORROW!
I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love.  We’re doing it together!

Register now or  Click here now to book an exploratory call to learn more.

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Allowing the Peace of God

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

I’m having an absolutely wonderful time at the Boston ACIM Conference and the best part is having time with people that I don’t usually get to be in person with. It’s especially great to be with Prayer Partners. Wonderful!

Life is filled with constant opportunities for healing, and I’m so grateful I can see what it’s for most of the time. I am grateful that I’m able to be grateful when most of them are occurring. I’d like to receive each and every one of my blessings as a healing opportunity.

I used to reject so many of my healing opportunities by labeling them as bad and wrong. I didn’t know how much healing I was avoiding!

For instance, I’ve just had a healing opportunity as I sit down to write this. I woke up and made a cup of lovely organic Earl Grey tea in my own giant coffee mug that I’d brought with me, and I went to my little refrigerator (which I had to order special and pay extra for) and everything was frozen, including my organic pasture-raised half-and-half for my tea.

The morning before, I’d noticed that the half-and-half was half frozen, and some of my organic raspberries and blackberries were on the edge, so I turned the fridge down from the middle setting to the lowest setting. You have to laugh that the fridge froze all the fruit, the half-and-half, the hummus, the vegetables even, on the lowest setting.

I paused.
What am I to do now, Spirit?
No attachment.
No upset.
I got guidance to go to the front desk and show them the frozen half-and-half and ask them what they do in situations like this.

They’re working it out. They’ll let me know, and I can talk with them later about it. Breakfast plans are modified. No raspberries, no blackberries, no cherries. Something else will be fine.

They brought me new half-and-half, but of course it’s not organic and not pasture-raised. That’s life.

I bless it all and I’m grateful for healing.

Maybe in a different version of my script I could have been super triggered by it all. If I believed that the contents of my fridge were my salvation, I might likely have felt very threatened. I certainly have had that kind of experience SO MANY times in the past. Now, I really would like to LOVE what is to the fullest in my heart.

The more I live this way, the more I LOVE this life.

If only I could have heard that message many years ago when I hated my life.

What a blessing that I didn’t have to make anyone wrong.

And here’s another thing. When I first arrived, the wonderful bellman, Steve, helped me get all of my things to my room – and there were a lot of them, because I knew I’d be camping here for 5 days. Plus I had 6 boxes of flyers, and bookmarks, and things to hand out that went into storage because there was no room in my tiny room. Steve ordered the fridge for me at 3 p.m., and at 9 p.m. it still hadn’t arrived. I called and checked on it, and it immediately came.

When I went to the front desk this morning to share what happened with the frozen foods, I had the thought to tell them that I’d had to wait over 6 hours to get the fridge in the first place. That’s exactly the kind of thing I used to do. It’s all part of buying into being a victim, and trying to make people feel guilty and trying to get sympathy. I really don’t wish to do that anymore.

I think the very best part of this story for me is that I saw the temptation to build the victim/sympathy story and I didn’t choose it. When I went to the front desk I was lighthearted and fine, even at 6:30 in the morning.

This course can, therefore, be summed up very simply in this way:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Therein lies the
peace of God.
from the introduction to A Course in Miracles

I have asked Spirit to help me to fully know and see this this is an illusion. I’m willing to see the truth of everything in this world – that it is like a video game perfectly designed for our healing, and no matter what we choose, or experience we are still safe at home and the only distance we’ve traveled is in our minds.

Experiences like the one I’ve just had are such gentle teachers. No one has died, only organic raspberries have been frozen. Only LOVE is real and all of my Love is intact. No longer frozen! I am thawing out!

Everything works together for my personal and perfectly timed good and there are NO EXCEPTIONS. So glad to finally be seeing the end of making exceptions!

Where are you making exceptions and still labeling things bad or wrong?
Are you willing to see without exceptions?
Are you willing to practice today?

Finding Freedom from Fear is almost here!

I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

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

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.

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Energetic Weather

Friday, March 29th, 2019

In class yesterday, I asked people if they were feeling what I was feeling. It seems like it started on Monday. I’ll call it “energetic weather” for lack of a better term.

Sometimes I get a strong sense that there’s an energy that is affecting all of us. I don’t do any research about where it’s coming from. That’s really not important to me. What matters is how I handle it and how I use it for my benefit.

For instance, I noticed it on Monday coming back from the retreat. I was feeling SO uplifted by all the breakthroughs people had at our Spring Clearing Retreat. And I was also feeling physically tired from having done so much, but I realize that there was a feeling underneath that was not normal.

It felt to me like a tenderness, a vulnerability that wasn’t related to anything I was thinking or feeling. It got more intense on Tuesday, and really became strong on Wednesday. Less so on Thursday.

Having to deal with certain issues and decisions related to work felt almost overwhelming to me – very odd. I took a lot of breaks, extra prayer, yoga, walks in nature, baths every day, healthy eating – all to support myself with gentleness through whatever was going on.

There are certain times that this energetic weather comes in and I notice that it feels like something we’re all experiencing. Do you feel it, too, this week?

I do think it’s important not to just push through, but to be gentle with ourselves. We’re having a human experience, but we don’t have to be super-human.

I’ve been resting more and sleeping more. It feels good to self-nurture.

What have you been feeling?
How is it affecting you?
How are you handling it?
I feel it helps to know we’re not alone!
Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Receptive

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Being receptive to Abundance and Prosperity is a thing that we can learn and get good at. I feel it’s super important that spiritual students become excellent at receiving, so that we can lead this world into a time of infinite Prosperity and remembering our spiritual inheritance of unlimited good.

This past week in Masterful Living we were talking about some of the challenges spiritual students have. One is that we can think it’s better to give than to receive, and so we don’t get really good at receiving.

I used to really struggle with finances and it took me a long time to realize that everything we receive comes from Spirit, and since Spirit is all there is, everything we give and share goes to Spirit, as well. It’s the perfect circle of giving and receiving, and what interrupts it is hoarding or withholding.

If we’re hoarding and withholding, then we’re not in the flow of the Infinite. Instead, we’re trying to manage and control the Infinite giving and receiving that Spirit is always offering us – and that just messes things up.

If you’d like to experience more good, share more good.
If you’d like to have more Prosperity, be willing to pass it along and keep it going.
If you’d like to receive more inspiration and support, then be grateful for what you have.

We cannot control the Source of All Good – hoarding is trying to control.
Withholding is trying to control.
Trying to control just cuts us off from the flow.
That’s the opposite of Prosperity and Abundance.

Be a great giver AND a great receiver to bring your life into balance. It really works!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

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.

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!

Plus, 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!

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Patience

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Right now I’m looking for a home near my brother in New Jersey. Where he lives he’s just 13 miles from Manhattan. In fact, you can see a beautiful view of that gorgeous NYC skyline a couple of blocks from my bro’s house.

Being so close to New York, and also being in a town with such good public schools, the taxes are super high, the houses are very desirable. I’m looking in a couple mile radius of my brother and in nearby towns. I’ve been out-bid on a couple of houses, and I’m continuing to look. I’m realizing that it takes quite a bit of time, and it’s not a lot of fun.

This week I bid the max I could afford on a house that was just 0.6 miles from my bro and had low taxes for the area. I bid way over the asking, and I was still a long way from the winning bid. The winner bid 2x over asking what I bid.

That’s life. For me, I trust that it wasn’t the best house for me. I trust that what is best for me will come to me and it will work out well. I don’t need to make anything happen – I let Spirit provide for me. I used to try to make things happen and I don’t like the energy of that AT ALL anymore.

This way of living and being works only because I really trust that everything is working together for my good. I’m so grateful to be at Peace about it.

Knowing that the highest and best is all that can unfold, I’m in joyful anticipation! My realtor says she’s learning a lot from me. That’s sweet. We’re blessing each other. Life is good.

I’ve never owned a home of my own, and I ask for your prayers and blessings for ease and grace all the way. I can’t wait to see my new house!

TODAY: LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

Ready for some healing? Early Bird special on NOW 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!

Plus, 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!

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You Always Get What You Want

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Yes, that’s the truth– if you’re willing to see with God’s eyes. Ego tells us, “You can’t handle the truth!” But that is not true.

There is a perfection embedded in the very essence of Life, and it’s known to us as Grace.

Grace is the most amazing thing, more spectacular than any great magician or stunt daredevil. Grace refreshes and renews.

If we’re willing, we can begin to remember to laugh at what has been so challenging and difficult. With that laughter, we can expand our willingness to live fully enveloped in God’s unerring and unending Grace.

Why wouldn’t we?
We don’t have to earn it.
It’s ours already!

So amazing, right?

When we’re willing to recognize, to “re-cognize” that we always get what we want, we can start to experience something beyond the endless wanting, craving and needing.

Let’s go for it!
Let’s ALLOW the Grace of God to permeate our awareness and demonstrate in our life!

If you feel bereft of goodness and Grace, ask for it.
Ask to be shown, to be told, to have it revealed.

Have the courage to own that maybe you really did, for some crazy hidden reason, want what you have that you don’t actually like. It’s a crazy world, and crazy stuff happens until we’re done with it.

We are laying the burden down!

We are willing to offer up all resistance and all blocks.
There is a Light within us that can never go out, and that Light knows the way!

Our willingness is all that’s required.

Good news! Masterful Living 2019 registration is coming soon!
Let’s commit to doing the deeper work together and raising our vibration to the heights!

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Authenticity

Monday, October 29th, 2018

When I was struggling and was really judgmental I had a lot of Self-Love issues, a lot of self-judgments and I mostly felt that I wasn’t good enough. One of the biggest issues for me was that I felt I had to keep parts of myself hidden because they were so unlovable. I was ashamed of my unhealed self.

I felt a lot like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde.

I truly believed there was something wrong with me, and so, of course, I wanted to keep that hidden. I felt that I was too much, too opinionated and outspoken and not outspoken enough, too mean and too nice, too angry and too passive, too giving and too generous.

It was a crazy-thought overload.

I often felt that my personality, my being, my body, my “everything” was not lovable.

I felt I was valuable for what I could accomplish and do for others.

Therefore, being authentic was terrifying. I was working really hard to keep my “true” self hidden, because I judged my true self as being ugly, bad and wrong.

At the same time, I thought I was better than everyone else. More ego insanity!!!!

Now, that I’ve been actively, intently practicing non-judgment, every day for more than a decade, I have to laugh! There’s hardly a day that goes by that someone doesn’t tell me how much they appreciate my authenticity. Literally, almost every day, people tell me they love my authentic sharing – that I don’t pretend to be different than I am. I just put it out there.

So, I’ve learned the power of both non-judgment and authenticity.

I LOVE people who are transparent and authentic. It takes courage and Self-Love.

It’s important to understand that being authentic and transparent doesn’t mean sharing all your opinions and judgments directed at others. Attacking others is not authentic at all – it’s pure ego, which isn’t authentic. It’s completely false.

Authenticity requires humility, compassion, kindness, and humor. And, in my Masterful Living Course, we’re really learning to see, know, and share our authentic Self. It’s really quite remarkable how much we come to Love and appreciate each other JUST AS WE ARE.

I’m grateful I didn’t give up all those years ago, but instead made my commitment to non-judgment and true humility. I’m still becoming more my true Self, every day, and it’s an amazing, miraculous journey of LOVE. I’m so glad we’re taking the journey together!

Thank you for traveling alongside me!!

BTW – Masterful Living 2019 registration is coming soon!

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Loving Acceptance

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Loving acceptance of WHAT IS does not make us weak – just the opposite. Our loving acceptance of what is can bring us Peace, but not if we hold in our mind that acceptance is somehow a “giving up”.

When we’re at Peace, we can feel, and hear, and recognize spiritual guidance and intuition. We can be truly helpful.

What is acceptance?

We accept that what is going on is happening.
We accept that what happened has happened.
We accept that things are as they are.

That’s what acceptance is.
It doesn’t mean we like it, and it doesn’t mean we approve.

First we accept, and then we can energize our intentions in order to bring a shift.

A Course in Miracles tells us,
“ … seek not to change the world,
but choose to change your mind about the world.”

For instance, let’s say your house just became flooded and, effectively, destroyed. Your workplace has also been destroyed, and so you no longer have a job, but you still have a family to feed and take care of. You might find this intensely upsetting. You might not like it at all. You might not wish to accept it. If you’re not able to accept what is happening, you’ll have a hard time moving to the place of healing. Acceptance comes first.

I’ve heard a number of people say things like “What will be, will be.” Que sera sera.

That goes against what I’ve learned about this world.
This world is a projection of our mind, gently planned by One Whose only purpose is our good.
It’s not happening TO us.
It’s happening BY us. We’re part of the group mind that’s bringing global changes about.

In this world, we make choices of how to think and feel about things, and our thoughts and beliefs become our experiences. Our beliefs are like a magnet in our mind that attracts the thoughts that we might choose to think. Our thoughts, then, become like molds that form our experiences. We can break the mold and have a new experience. We can choose a new thought. We can relinquish the beliefs that don’t serve, and energize the truth that sets us free.

“True learning is constant, and so vital in its power for change that a Son of God can recognize his power in one instant and change the world in the next. That is because, by changing his mind, he has changed the most powerful device that was ever given him for change.” ACIM T-7.V.7.

We are not victims of circumstance.
We can change our mind.
We can choose our thoughts.

Let’s recognize our power, rather than deny it.

It’s so valuable to us that we have the ability to change our mind, and that we have the ability to choose what we’ll energize. We can choose to serve God or ego.

What will be, will be — unless we change our mind about it.
Let’s choose to change our mind about the world.

Let’s take dominion over our minds, and continuously energize the highest and best for all and a world that works lovingly for everyone.

Let us not just stand back and become voyeurs in this world. We are the dreamers of this dream. Let’s not abdicate our “response-ability”. Let’s actively energize that more Peace, more Love and more Joy are happening now.

We pray to accept the things we cannot change, and to Love what is, even if we don’t like it.

Acceptance is a starting point to our empowerment!
Forgiveness is the thing that brings us to acceptance AND empowerment!

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me this weekend!

SATURDAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop next weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come, join me and let’s do this work together now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s a 3-hour online video workshop.
Plan to show up.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

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Absolute Abundance

Monday, October 1st, 2018

For so long, I was living in lack, and I worried about money a lot. It was a constant theme in my life. As a spiritual counselor, I frequently counseled people who were worried about money, and there were times that I felt like a fraud because I, too, was worried about money. Worry, worry, worry.

It took me until I was really willing to put my attention on seeking the Kingdom first before things changed for me. Once I put my attention on returning to an awareness of the truth, and putting every other thing after that in my priorities, then things began to change for me.

I know, absolutely, that my financial flow changed because of the forgiveness I did. I had to forgive others that I blamed for my financial issues. I had to let go of the meaning I made of things. And, I had to forgive myself for my choices, most especially the choice to blame others.

I also had to shift my focus from thoughts of lack and limitation to thoughts of being grateful for the Unity of all life.

I had to consciously choose to become receptive, and allow myself to receive.

I had to confront my belief that money was the root of all evil, and realize that money has no power– it’s inert. It’s how we hold things in our mind that shapes our lives.

I became aware that, in past lives, I’d taken vows of poverty that were still operating in my awareness. I gave them up to Spirit for healing, and they were healed.

The forgiveness changed things for me permanently.

Then, I had to become really truly fiscally responsible. Of course, it was all preparation for the work I do now, running a non-profit organization and managing all the finances of everything.

One shift in my awareness led to another and another.

I feel so strongly that it started with forgiveness, and then the next step was being receptive, and the next step was shifting from affirming limitations constantly to affirming abundance constantly.

Everything is related. No matter how much we compartmentalize things, there’s no separation on any level – everything is connected ALL of the time.

That can seem like a burden, but it’s actually a wonderful thing!

Because everything is connected– every thought, every being, every choice– we are living in the “butterfly effect”. We can change one thought and change our whole lives.

Can you feel the truth in that?
The ego thought system denies it, but it’s still true.

We cannot hold a resentment against one person and not have it affect our whole life.
Every choice we make for Love affects our whole life.

Every moment we choose how we will serve– with Love or without.

Because of forgiveness, I am free.
I AM so grateful that every moment counts!

Retreats start next weekend!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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. My next retreats and more are all listed here on my Events page.

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Non-judgment Day

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

I can remember so many years heading into the winter solstice, with the days getting consistently shorter. My birthday, the holidays, and the winter itself, would bring a certain kind of feeling similar to PTSD for what I’d experienced in the past.

I used to go into the holidays EXPECTING to be disappointed. I used to anticipate that I’d be revisiting the same painful hurts and memories as previous years.

I would look for the offenses and upsets that matched my experience in the past so, I could reinvigorate the painful meaning I’d made of things in the past. And then, I’d get to be right all over again.

Not happy, but right.

Can you relate?
I’ve found this is a common theme for people, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere it starts now. In the USA, we have Thanksgiving at the end of November, and this year it’s on my birthday. Thanksgiving is the biggest family holiday we have. The day before is always the biggest single travel day in the USA all year long.

So many triggers, so little time.

But, I have a different experience now.
First of all, it’s been years since there was pain and upsets at the holidays in my life.

I used to visit family, and after 3 days I’d start to feel sad and depressed.
What was wrong with me?
Why did I keep doing this to myself?
Why did I keep thinking that I could stay for a week, when I would start to feel depressed after just a few days?
Why did I keep repeating the same madness, expecting a new experience?

And on and on.

Here’s what changed everything for me: Taking responsibility.

As part of my deciding not to be focused on judging, complaining, constantly criticizing, and looking for problems, I began to start to look for ways to extend compassion and kindness.

When offense was taken, I committed to being the one who would go first and make amends.

I stopped taking everything personally, because I started to see all my attacks on others were more about me than about them.

And then, as my mind started becoming more kind and loving, I began to see that none of my attacks were about them, and ALL of them were about me.

None of this happened over night.
It was slow and gradual change, over years.

But the super cool thing is, that I realized every change I made rippled out to my family and friends. I could be the one who decided whether or not I was pissed off and hurt. The upset couldn’t happen without my agreement!

It was me. I was the one I had to forgive for having made my life into a portal to hell.

I studied spirituality for nearly 20 years, feeling that truth was an ever-illusive mystery that I just couldn’t get to. For me, truth was just beyond one more door that I was trying to pry open. I was looking outside myself for insight, thinking that an intellectual approach would bring me what I was looking for, because my intellect had always (or so I thought!) helped me in the past.

I’d figured out my problems in the past.
I could figure out how to get connected to Spirit.
I didn’t know that the intellect is a tool of the ego.

But, through my deep desire of the heart to truly know Spirit, and to truly break free of pain and suffering, I was led and guided. It was ONLY my willingness that helped me to see through the bushes and brambles of ego blocks and subterfuge.

I now LOVE this time of year, for a whole new set of reasons! Check this out:

From September into January, I get to have 1-on-1 appointments with all the folks who are in my year-long Masterful Living Course. When we talk early in the year, things are challenging. It’s not so easy. People are looking deeply into their patterns and habits to eliminate the causes of suffering. Some people experience it with a lot of Joy and Freedom, but not all. Some begin having many miracles all at once. But, that’s not true for everyone. Some folks find it super challenging, and they are heroic in their not giving up.

I’ve been having 1-on-1’s with the folks in this community for weeks now, and it’s such a pleasure. By now, most people are telling me their successes in how this year has been so life-changing for them. They’re telling me how differently they feel about themselves and their life. They tell me stories of marriages that are experiencing a rebirth of Love, and relationships with family that are getting better every day. They’re looking forward to doing the holidays differently.

And, because we have people who continue doing the work together with me and the community for years, I get to celebrate the long term AMAZING transformation of their lives, careers, families, finances and more.

When someone is absolutely convinced that they are unlovable,
and now they know it’s not true,
that changes every minute
of every day
of the rest of their lives –
and for those around them as well.

I love listening to someone share how they made a decision to do something differently in their workplace, because they just wanted to be nicer to the people in their lives. Over the course of a year, their shifts change the entire culture of their workplace. Then, their co-workers take home a different attitude, and they share that with their family. Their children take that with them to school, and then the other kids in their class take that home to their family, and that’s how the world changes.

ACIM says: Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.

It works!

That’s why I’m committed to proving it.

I absolutely LOVE the last third of the year. It’s four months of reaping the rewards and celebrating the benefits. They aren’t dark months, anymore. There’s nothing to fear, anymore. It’s win-win all the way!

Yesterday, I got this idea, and I’d like to share it with you and see what you think.

I feel guided to propose that this Power of Love community create a community newsletter or digital bulletin board where people share their challenges and their successes.

In Masterful Living, we hear the most AMAZING miracles and transformations on a regular basis, but we keep it pretty contained because we have strong confidentiality in order to support a sense of feeling really safe within the community.

If you’re not in class with me, would you like to hear what people are doing, and learn from them and their stories?

If you’re in class, would you be willing to share your experiences and stories?

In this day and age, we can make audios, videos, poems, collages and all kinds of ways to express our stories of healing and victory of Spirit. Fun!

No matter how it looks on the surface, and in the news, Love IS being revealed, and we can put more focus on celebrating that, especially now as we’re heading to the holidays.

What do you feel you’d like?

Retreats start next weekend! 
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair.  I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year.  It’s a small group.  We go deep.  Now’s the time to rise and shine.  Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace.  We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year.  It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together.  I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October.  You’re invited to our healing party!

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Relief

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

I’ve heard it said that, the reason why our family can push our buttons so easily is because they installed them. Ha ha ha! However, it’s really not true.

It took me a long time to get with the program, but I finally realized that I installed all the buttons, and I can de-install them, too. Each button, each trigger, each internal hot spot, sore spot, and sensitivity is of my own making.

I can remember getting SO triggered, and then blame, blame, blaming it on others. I used to be rattled to my CORE, but no more! I haven’t felt that way in so long, and I’m SO grateful!

It might be past life or this life, but it all comes back to me making decisions to hold onto grievances against myself and others. Those become like land mines in our psyche. Where I used to get so bothered if someone said something negative about me, I can now extend compassion, and I don’t get triggered.

I don’t have those same beliefs about myself, so there’s nothing there to get triggered. That’s true Freedom.

It’s such a RELIEF to not be upset by things all day long.
It’s such a relief to not be afraid and worried on a regular basis.

I honestly never thought I could EVER be consistently peaceful as I am now, and that’s why I encourage you, if you’re not consistently peaceful, do the self-forgiveness work. Devote yourself to it.

I get so inspired by the folks in my Masterful Living classes. This week and last, I’ve been talking with individuals who are having breakthrough after breakthrough. They’ve done the inner work, and they are reaping the rewards. It’s beautiful!

It’s easy to become convinced that it’s not possible for us, that we’re somehow un-redeemable, and stuck in a bad place, but it’s not true, and it’s such a HUGE relief to discover that for ourselves! It’s so important, too, because then we can share the benefits with everyone, and it makes it easier for everyone who goes for it too!

Let’s spread the relief!

1 week until my retreats!
In my retreats, people have consistently experienced healing of relationships that were believed beyond repair. I’ve witnessed healing of chronic physical and emotional issues because of the deep healing work we do together.

I’ve only been doing these retreats once per year. It’s a small group. We go deep. Now’s the time to rise and shine. Let us be the fulcrum point of healing in our family and in our workplace. We have all that we need within us – let’s do it this year, and set ourselves up for the holidays and for our new year. It’s not too early to get the healing ball rolling!

If you’d like to really let go of the past, consider joining with me and other like-minded souls to have fun doing it together. I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in October. You’re invited to our healing party!

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Freedom From Fear

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Of course, it’s up to each individual to decide how much they’ll put into their healing and expansion, but each one of us can call forth miraculous healing. We’re all entitled.

One of the things I’ve noticed is that many people who would like to have major shifts in their lives aren’t willing to work with God to bring them forth. They either think it’s going to magically happen or that they will be able to have the ego make it happen. It’s kind of crazy, because when we work with Spirit we can have results that are so beautiful and fulfilling.

When we work with God we’re using spiritual laws to achieve the healing, expansion, and clearing that we desire.

I’ve had so much spiritual healing and success and I absolutely know it’s because I’ve been willing to ask for assistance day in and day out AND, most importantly, I’ve been present to receive and accept the healing as well.

In A Course in Miracles, we’re told to stop asking for the fear to be taken away, but instead, to ask for the causes of fear to be removed. That’s what I’ve been doing for years and it really works.

Let’s not delay our freedom from fear and our healing by managing and coping with fear.
Let’s call for miraculous healing and be willing to let go of the cause of fear!

I’m getting ready to start my Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp with ACIM principles in less than 2 weeks and I’m pretty excited about it. Every time we offer the bootcamp people have an extraordinary experience of shifting their relationships, careers, finances, health and more.

It’s not rocket science.

In order to experience the healing power of Love, we must let go of the blocks to Love. We call for help from Spirit and the healing process begins NOW.

I’m excited to be able to be sharing the healing with so many!

We’re willing to be a co-worker with God and allow the healing to unfold!

This week’s FREE Class: The replay is available now! Some great coaching questions – Register and we’ll send you the download

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
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FALL RETREATS: In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Live Your Calling, Part 2

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Part 1: Live Your Calling
Part 2: (You Are Here) Live Your Calling, Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Click here to read part 1.

When I was first learning to be a Spiritual Counselor, I went into the Agape Practitioner training only because I didn’t know another better path to deepen my spiritual connection.

I felt such a yearning to know myself as pure Spirit and to transform all the negativity in my life.

I had absolutely no intention to actually counsel anyone.

In fact, I felt strongly that the LAST thing I was interested in was listening to people’s problems.

LOL! I have to laugh about that now, because I LOVE supporting people in living their best lives.

Before I started the Practitioner Training, I made this promise to God:
if people asked me to counsel them, I would say yes, but I wasn’t going to pursue it as a career.

Then, while I was still in the training, people started asking me if I could begin counseling them, and I had to keep my promise.

I had no idea how uplifting and inspiring it could be to sit with people as a spiritual counselor! I loved it then and I still do – it’s an honor to participate in other people’s healing.

My experience of sitting with clients and counseling them has been deeply healing for both of us.

That’s how it works when two or more are gathered in the name of Love for the purpose of remembering the truth.

Many people don’t feel worthy of actually being a counselor or a minister because they know they have their own shortcomings that they’re judging. They fear someone coming to them for help when they don’t have everything in their life already figured out and working perfectly.

It’s interesting, God always manages to send us the client that’s perfect for us to help AND to learn from. And it’s okay to learn from our clients. Our clients will help us to heal our own heart and mind just as you help them – and that’s a perfect divine arrangement.

I learned that success comes naturally as long as your motivation is to be of service and share the Love without giving in order to get something in return. If all I want is to feel better about myself because I’m such a great giver, or if all I want is to earn a living, then I’m going to have a painful road of learning because my motivation is pure ego.

When the motivation is to get something, when we see our clients as a means to an end, or we see them as our financial source, then we’re no longer in the flow of Love and we can feel the restriction of our limited thinking reflected in our clients.

Our clients don’t come to us to validate us. They come because Spirit has arranged for you to be the two or more who are gathered in order to have a healing for both of you. You’re there to serve your client and to heal your own heart and mind – both are true. You don’t have to feel like you have nothing left to heal in order to be a healing presence.

People block the flow and they don’t even know it.

I’d like to be clear, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t receive – being able to receive is essential.

There’s only one place to receive from and that’s Spirit. We have to be able to receive Spirit’s guidance, insight, inspiration, support, and abundance in order to help anyone else. Being an excellent receiver is absolutely critical to being able to be helpful to others. Be willing to receive all that Spirit can give you – for the benefit of all. Be willing to BE an inspiration.

Many spiritual students are not good receivers and that’s part of why they’re struggling to be successful – both spiritually and financially – and they don’t even know it, because they think that giving is better than receiving, but it’s not.

To be a great receiver, you’ve got to have some genuine humility. Without humility, the door to spiritual expansion is closed. Humility is recognizing that no one is better or worse than anyone else because all is one. You’re not better than your client, so why judge them?

The old paradigm model of the spiritual teacher who has taken a vow of poverty is no longer helpful – we’ve learned all we can from that way of thinking. It’s extremely important that spiritual students demonstrate that being in the flow of abundance IS spiritual so that we can be an inspiration in this world. That’s what we’re designed to be – and failing at that is truly painful.

Abundance and Prosperity are spiritual qualities. Hoarding is not spiritual. Giving to people in order to get them to validate you isn’t loving, it’s manipulative – and it just reinforces that you believe you don’t deserve Love.

Being in the flow of Prosperity is the natural order of things. It’s unnatural to live in lack and limitation. It’s egotistical to block the flow.

One of the issues that many spiritual counselors have is that they judge their clients and they judge themselves. The judger always feels judged.

When you judge your clients, the very people you’re supposed to be helping, then you feel out of integrity and you don’t feel worthy of expanding into being more successful and helping more people.

But this is a natural part of healing your own mind so you can be of greater service. Rather than judge yourself for being a judger, have Self-compassion and commit to seeing everyone in your life for their amazing and unique Beauty. Each one’s beauty is there if we’re willing to see it.

Belief in unworthiness is THE main thing that people go to therapists, coaches, ministers and teachers for help with. When the therapist, coach, minister and teacher feels unworthy too, it’s a challenging situation.

It’s difficult to help our client feel worthy if we don’t feel worthy, but fortunately, we can really shift that, open our heart, change our mind and be a passionate, inspired example to our clients.

One of my great passions is to support people in eliminating worthiness issues so that people can live their calling, help more people, be more prosperous and share their gifts and talents in ways that are profoundly healing to themselves and others.

I’m committed to helping you stop playing small and live your calling if that’s what YOU are interested in. That’s my passion.

I’ve worked with so many people who felt ashamed, stuck, afraid, and incompetent who have been able to rise to share their gifts and talents with people in profound ways. Healing is actually much easier than people think! We really can experience miracles – no matter how challenged we feel.

I’d like to help you succeed and share your success with others, inspiring them to share their gifts and talents too!

This email is Part 2 of a 3 part series. You can read part 1 click here now. Tomorrow I’ll share some more insights about living your calling and having a breakthrough to truly share your gifts and talents – to finally take the lid off and stop playing small!

This blog is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Stay tuned for part 3 tomorrow.

If you’re tired of playing small, and you’re interested in having a breakthrough in living your calling, helping more people and opening up the flow of prosperity, stay tuned to my blog tomorrow!

Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats starting this week. 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! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

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!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

Part 1: Live Your Calling
Part 2: (You Are Here) Live Your Calling, Part 2

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Fantasy

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Today’s a big day! I’m launching my 5-Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage. There’s no charge to participate and we’re going to focus on self-medication. Please come join me.

One MAJOR form of self-sabotage that is also self-medication is spending a lot of time in fantasy – something I know a lot about. Not only was this an issue for me, it’s been an issue for many folks in my classes.

People don’t talk about it so much, so I thought I’d share about the differences between vision and fantasy. There’s a profound difference between vision and fantasy. I love A Course in Miracles teachings because they are so helpful. One thing they make clear is that the hero in the fantasy is always the body. If, in your fantasy of having a fabulous career you envision yourself as a body receiving praise, money, adoration, etc. then you can be sure that’s a fantasy.

In my experience, a vision of sharing my gifts and talents is more focused on how I feel and not at all on what it LOOKS like. In the vision of my success I feel in the flow of Love. I’m sharing. It’s not about me getting. I’m receiving divine guidance and inspiration and I’m flowing that out into the world through sharing.

Understanding the difference between vision and fantasy, is very valuable. One is a valuable tool and the other is a form of self-medication. Vision is a very different energetic than fantasy. Fantasy is a drug for the ego. Vision is a beautiful divine insight.

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack. Vision lifts us up into communion with Spirit and a willingness to receive insight and clarity. What do you prefer? Expansion or addiction? Fantasy is often an addiction.

If you feel like you’re addicted to fantasy give it all to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and open your mind to what is truly possible – the very HIGHEST spiritual vision. When you align with that vision only good came come to you! All things work together for your good.

You’ll be truly amazed at how much better a life of vision feels than making more time for fantasy. Give up fantasy and you’ll realize what a drain it’s been!

STARTS TODAY: There’s no charge to participate – we start today and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who has this issue! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

End My Self-Sabotage
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From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

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Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats starting this week. 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! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

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!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

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: Divine Vision Or Ego Fantasy. 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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Attachments

Friday, July 27th, 2018

For a couple of years I’ve not had a home of my own and it’s been a continuous adventure in releasing attachments and living in the flow – which is so healing for my mind. I’ve had long periods of “homelessness” and I stopped calling it that because people would write to me with concern and invite me to come and stay with them. There’s the thought that being homeless is a “bad” thing and while it can definitely be challenging, it can also be liberating!

My being on the road and without a home base challenges some people. People often want to know where my home base is. It’s amusing to me that when I say I don’t have a home base they often ask me where my things are. I tell them where my things are – in various places in storage, etc. And then I ask them, “why do you need to know where my things are?”

When I tell folks I have no home base they sometimes find it difficult to understand. They wonder why I would choose this way of living or they think it’s exciting and wonderful.

I don’t feel like I chose it. I feel like it was guidance and I’m following along. Moving around and being in different places and environments, traveling with a little or a lot of stuff is a constant practice of non-attachment.

I feel my mind healing so rapidly through this higher intensity of practicing non-attachment because I’m not in the same space much of the time. It’s definitely easier to stay in one place. I don’t enjoy packing and unpacking. I do enjoy the spiritual healing and growth.

We can practice non-attachment wherever we are and it’s deeply healing. It’s so helpful to notice each day where the attachments to routine are and to make the effort to relax the mind and let them go and try new things. Experimenting is a wonderful spiritual practice of discovery!

I encourage you to pay attention to the “shoulds” that still dominate your thinking. Examine the patterns of behavior that you have a strong attachment to. Look for your attachments to how you like things to be and how you don’t like them to be and be willing to just do things differently for a day, a week, a month. You’ll discover things you cannot possibly discover any other way.

And the bonus is, you’ll be giving yourself the opportunity to release more attachments more rapidly! Nice!

Sleep on a different side of the bed.
Use a different toothpaste.
Go to bed and wake up at a different time.
Try something different for breakfast.
Take a different route to or from work.

If it feels really challenging then know that your healing awaits you! What a relief to let go of attachments! It’s absolutely liberating!

What attachments from your daily living do you notice that you could let go and experience a greater Freedom? Please share in the comments section!

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! 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!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

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: Attachments = Suffering. 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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God in This World

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Many spiritual students and students of A Course in Miracles find themselves wondering if God is really in this world, or even knows what’s happening here. This is pretty common. It can frequently seem as though we’re living in crazy town. And if that’s how it seems, who let the dogs out and where the heck is God?

I’ve had many ACIM students say that God doesn’t know anything about this world or what’s happening in this world. I find that goes along with the conception of God the Father as a being, rather than a field of Infinite Intelligence and being-ness.

We’re part of God. God cannot be God without us. We’re having this human experience. Therefore, God knows about it, because we know about it – none of which makes it Real, as in eternal and everlasting. It’s still an illusion, a projection and a temporary experience.

I really like something I heard Michael Beckwith say 20 years ago that went something like this:

If you’re wondering why God doesn’t do something about all of the difficulties of this world, and all of the unkindnesses and suffering, if God was a person, God would say “that’s why I sent YOU!”

Our life is the Life of God.
Our mind is the Mind of God.
Our hand is the Hand of God.

Let’s always remember the eternal, infinite truth of our being: We are one with our creator! One with each other. And we are called to be the Presence of God in all of our activities and relationships. Let’s BE it!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is God in This World

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!

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

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!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please LIKE this post and share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

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: God Answers Your Questions. 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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Fear Buster

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Spiritual practice is a fear buster. It’s the only thing I know that really works and heals the root causes of fear. And yet, sometimes being worried and afraid feels so familiar that we cling to the habits of fear.

When we’re afraid all the time, we’re less likely to take risks and take chances, so we play small to play it “safe.” Playing it safe can also be extremely painful.

For a long time I thought that the time wasn’t right to take risks. I was waiting for things in the world to align. I thought I needed things to be different in the world before I could be successful.

One of the greatest learnings I’ve had is that Spirit always provides what’s needed for the highest and best to unfold. My job is to trust that and not second guess God.

It’s definitely a learning curve.

I’ve also learned that fear is optional. We can get used to living without fear as a motivator. We don’t have to frighten ourselves into doing things. In other words, we don’t have to berate ourselves and chastise ourselves in order to get things accomplished.

We can learn to be that loving parent that encourages and inspires.

I’d much rather inspire myself with a vision of Beauty and Love then motivate myself with a threat of lack and loss.

I encourage you to look at the reasons behind your choices. I wrote about this recently – the ends is in the means. If we’d like to have prosperous ends, we must employ the means for prosperity which are always going to be Love and gratitude, gratitude and Love!

Through the simple practices of Love and gratitude we bust up fear. Fear has no power. Love is the ONLY power and gratitude helps us to remember to choose Love!

I have a free class I’m offering on Thursday – Freedom From Fear – register now and join me LIVE on video!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Fear Buster

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!

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!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

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: Bustin’ Loose From Fear!  

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

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False Beliefs

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that we cannot judge and still hope to learn. Our judgments actually block our learning. If we’re not learning anything then we’re doomed to keep suffering through the same experiences.

If that’s not a motivation to give up judgement, I don’t know what is! Wowzer!

It makes sense when you think about it. If we prefer to think we know what everything is for, are we open to any insights or learning? No, we’re not, because we think we already know whatever is worth knowing. How can we be open to insight when we’ve already made up our mind what everything is for?

Maybe you’re like me and you’e had the experience of repeating the same errors, the same unkindness, the same self-attack, again and again, like a hamster on a wheel? My repeating painful experiences seemed to “prove” to me that I wasn’t very smart, that I wasn’t really learning anything from all my spiritual studies. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My experience didn’t prove my beliefs were correct. Not at all.

In fact, my experience was simply proving to me that my beliefs are made manifest as my experience. It is done unto me as I believe.

This is so important to understand – it’s life changing.

Our unhappy experiences prove that we believe our false beliefs – the truth will set us free from repeating these unhappy experiences. And forgiveness allows us to remember the truth.

In New Thought we say, “change your thinking, change your life.” And we talk about “false beliefs.”

I’ve discovered that it’s more helpful to realize that ALL beliefs are false and truth is true.
How do you know the difference between a belief and a truth?

All beliefs are conditional.
Truth is true for everyone all the time.

Beliefs are constantly shifting and changing, like the sinking sands.
Like God itself, Truth is unchanging – it’s the rock we can safely build our house upon.

I encourage us all to look around our life and see where we might have been misled into thinking that our experiences are proving our beliefs, when, in fact, our experience is just proving the existence of our belief.

When we rid ourselves of the belief – we rid ourselves of the experience. Free at last!

Many, many times I’ve spoken with people who felt helpless and hopeless in their relationships. When they become willing to change their minds and actually make the effort, they experience miracles. It really works!

It’s so important to be willing to prove Spirit works because it does!

How do we rid ourselves of the false beliefs?
It’s actually incredibly simple, when we’re willing to make a change.
If we’re not willing to make a change then we just keep revisiting the same painful lessons.
We cannot judge and hope to learn.

To release the false beliefs, opinions and judgments we offer them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. We don’t have to figure out HOW to have a healing we simply ALLOW.

Sometimes we might have to release, let go and let God, 1000 or more times if we have a strong attachment to a belief. But if we do it a few times a day, then we’re sure to let it go before too long – ANYTHING is better than struggling with the same painful belief for years and decades and feeling like a failure most of the time.

NOW is the time for us to rise and shine and throw off these meaningless burdens of false beliefs! We have an important mission to be truly helpful to help all beings liberate from false beliefs. We are perfectly designed for this undoing.

I talk with so many light workers who really have a strong desire to shine their light, and the main thing standing in their way is that they’re not worthy because they haven’t completely healed their life yet.

People think they cannot be helpful to another because they’ve still got major challenges, but that’s not true. That’s a false belief. I’ve learned that Spirit will lead and guide to me those I can assist. My job is to be helpful, not to judge my worthiness or anyone else’s!

So many light workers are waiting for something magical to happen in order to feel qualified. We’re already pre-qualified. Why would Spirit direct someone to us that we’re not able to support? That would make God dysfunctional and that’s not even possible.

I’ve found that healing is usually MUCH easier than we might think if we’re willing to work at the level of the mind. No matter what the issue is, something miraculous can be revealed.

Our willingness to Partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting is the thing that works. I know, I’ve proved it and I’ve worked with thousands who have done the same. Let’s be willing to have a healing NOW!

This past week on my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show by request, the topic was Finding Happiness In This World. One thing I’ve definitely learned that applies to all of us. When we serve the Light, we find happiness. When we let go of false beliefs, we find happiness was hiding underneath all along. (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Would you like to 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!

There’s so much healing that happens when we intend to share our Light with others! When others rise and shine, it’s my answered prayer!

What I know, with every fiber of my being, is that Spirit cannot fail. Only the ego experiences failure. Let’s let go of the very idea of failure. It is a false belief that has no power of its own without our investment in it. We choose Freedom today!

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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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