Archive for the ‘Peace’ Category

Power of the Mind

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

The mind never sleeps.

Whatever we hold in our mind we will experience in form of some kind.

This can be a wonderful thing or a tortuous thing and we are the ones who choose which it is.

Let us use the power of our mind for Peace.

The world will benefit greatly.

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus tells us that we’re here ONLY to be truly helpful. That’s our purpose. And by working at the level of the mind, we can be profoundly helpful to all of those around us. Each person’s mental and emotional state affects every other person’s mental and emotional state – and we even affect the weather with our thoughts and beliefs.

Native Americans and other indigenous people around the world have teachings about how wind increases when people’s anger increases. They teach that the water dries up when the women are not honored and treated poorly.

In the Fear and Conflict section of Chapter II in the ACIM Text, Jesus tells us:

“Few appreciate the real power of the mind, and no one remains fully aware of it all the time. However, if you hope to spare yourself from fear there are some things you must realize, and realize fully. The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains. It appears at first glance that to believe such power about yourself is arrogant, but that is not the real reason you do not believe it. You prefer to believe that your thoughts cannot exert real influence because you are actually afraid of them.”

The incredible power of the mind is one of the main reasons why we keep in place the blocks to Love – so that we are blocked from recognizing that we are the dreamer of the dream.

Right now, instead of energizing that the fires, hurricanes, and other things that we see on display in the world are “horrible” let’s hold in our mind that there is Peace IN the earth and ON the earth. Let us take deep long breaths and give thanks for the healing that’s happening now, for surely, the healing IS happening now!

STARTS FRIDAY:  I’m getting ready for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat which starts on Friday.  If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaining and other mental patterns that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining me.  You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind, one breakthrough at a time – that’s what we’re doing.

Follow your intuition – only you know if this is right for you right now.

Consider this:

You won’t regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who’ve done it.

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

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

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

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No More Humiliation!

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

One of my favorite quotes from any spiritual teacher came from Ernest Holmes, author of The Science of Mind. Holmes said, “Healing does not take time. The only time that it takes to have healed is the time that it takes to have a realization.”

Having a realization is different than an aha, but it’s similar.
A realization is life-changing.
When I was in the prayer practitioner training at Agape back in the 90’s I had a realization that truly changed how I lived every single day of my life. No kidding. It was that powerful.

Catch this: I realized that if I didn’t judge myself for my errors, but instead, could have loving compassion for myself, then there’d be more love expressed in the world BECAUSE I made an error – and that was good and beneficial for ALL beings!

Choosing to have compassion for myself, meant that I wasn’t judging myself. There’s no way to be in judgment of myself AND also hold myself in Love simultaneously. By choosing to stop judging myself, and instead to extend loving understanding to myself, I was learning how to live without taking offense and then no forgiveness was necessary.

This is Freedom. TRUE Freedom.

And this was how I began to practice forgiveness AS non-judgment. When there’s no judgment, no forgiveness is necessary and life is MUCH easier. This way we can stay in our loving hearts and there’s no back tracking to clean up a mess. I really like that.

Plus, it’s much more peaceful. Easier on the nerves. More productive.

It was around this same time that people began to say things to me like “you’re so full of light.” I would look around to see who they were talking to, because I knew it couldn’t possibly be me.

Full of Light? Me? Nah.

I remember saying to my BFF, “can you believe people are saying I’m a real light in the world? That’s so crazy.”

And she said to me, “Yeah, Jennifer, you ARE a light in this world.”

Who? Me? What?

More and more people began to comment on how light-filled I was. I knew then as I know now, that it was because of this practice of non-judgment. It was because every day I had the opportunity to turn my seeming errors into successes.

And every day, more Love was being expressed in the world because I made the error.

For instance, let’s say I’m going somewhere and all of a sudden it starts to pour rain and I don’t have an umbrella and now I’m running into all kinds of issues and I’m going to be late and show up all soaking wet too. I didn’t check the weather, didn’t plan ahead and now I’m in the soup. I call this a “tactical error.”

When there’s a tactical error I say to myself, “well, here’s a good learning for me. I’m a life-long learner, so this is helpful to me. Next time, I’ll do know to do it differently and have a more desirable result. This is a good thing. I’ve learned something.”

No judgment.
No attack.
No complaint.
No problem – only learning, compassion and understanding.

I realize now that this was the beginning of my becoming a teacher. I was embodying my Higher Holy Spirit Self – the knower who knows – my inner teacher and guide.

I found that I was SO VERY grateful that I could choose to be loving with myself instead of tearing myself down. I began to look for more and more opportunities to be kind to myself and others.

This was a big change for me because I had been a dedicated grievance and grudge holder. I literally thought it was my moral responsibility to never forget the insults and injuries and to wear them in my energetic field like a warrior who has scars on their body and chinks in their armor.

I’d been living as a grudge holder for so long that I had completely lost track of how much energy it took. What changed things for me was I began to realize that just as I had learned to not attack myself for my tactical errors, when others made errors such as being rude, unkind or thoughtless, I could go first with kindness and compassion and help them come back to their right mind by not judging them, and by not taking offense. I liked that so much more than tearing them down and attacking them.

In this practice with others, just as with myself, I learned that it’s so much easier and faster to heal when I take full responsibility for my choices and for everything around me. Then I can extend compassion to all and harvest the learning from everything.

What naturally began to occur is that the sense I’d had for so long of feeling like a fake began to disappear and then it went, never to return. WOW!

I’ve learned so much that has empowered me to share with others, to offer classes, workshops and retreats, to be a spiritual counselor to others and to write this daily inspiration.

I used to wonder how the heck would I be able to really follow my calling. It felt so completely daunting because I was caught up in the thought, “how would it unfold in the world of form.” I didn’t believe I had the resources.

It’s because I was focused on my resources being in the world, instead of in my mind.

At the time, I had a lot of debt. I wasn’t good at earning money. I was still self-medicating intensely.

I prayed and prayed and prayed that the way be shown to me.
My prayer was answered by my reading something Jesus said when he walked the earth, recorded in the gospels. He said:

If I be lifted up, I draw all unto me.

Suddenly, I heard what he meant. I realized that this was the answer to my prayers!

Instead of focusing on HOW to make this ministry happen in the world, I turned my attention to the inner lifting up.

I put my focus on taking out the trash in my belief system – that old B.S. – and practicing forgiveness and compassion, kindness and generosity, patience and Peace.

I began to feel the lifting up happening, the old patterns fell away, the way began to clear and things were brought to me and offered to me.

I began to see opportunities that I wasn’t available to before because I wasn’t a vibrational match. Instead of criticizing others, I began to extend my heart to them and offer them a blessing – and the whole universe began to do the same with me. it was a true turning and transformation.

I no longer felt like a fake anymore, because I wasn’t faking. I was being more loving and compassionate with each day – even when I fell down and forgot, I could pick myself up with Love and compassion and immediately be back on track.

I developed humility.

It was the end of humiliation – if only someone could have told me before!

AND I learned that humility is the key that opens the door to awakening.

No kidding.

Without humility, the doors to spiritual expansion remain closed. Tightly. The door of spiritual awakening is not visible to those who lack humility.

AND humiliation will still be a concern.

I’m forever grateful for this realization. I did need to acquire humility. I had been humiliated many times, but I didn’t have to be. There are other options.

Humility makes life so much sweeter and easier.

As with any spiritual growth – we can go of our own willingness and be pulled by the vision, or we can be in resistance and reluctance and wait for the pain to push us. We get to choose the way we travel.

Would you like to move forward inspired by the vision of what your life can be or motivated by pain and fear of what might be?

In order to be willing to acquire humility we absolutely must be willing to give up the need to be right. We really truly do have to give up valuing our opinions and be willing to forgive.

With humility, a whole new world of spiritual awakening opens up for us.

Are you wishing to share your gifts and talents, but feel like you’ve been playing small?
Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others?

We can change so much of our life experience, using our mind. If we’re willing to take responsibility and act in league with the infinite, with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, knowing that ALL of life is supporting us, that EVERYTHING is for us and NOTHING is against us, we can live an entirely different life.

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Rosalyn Rourke, Nick Arandes, and even more friends on zoom. We’re coming together to share our inspiration in many ways. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with message and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the detail. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register unless you’ve already registered in the past.

When you register, you’ll also get easy access to past services with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, David Hoffmeister, Maureen Muldoon, Corinne Zupko, Maria Felipe, Frances Xu, Jimmy Twyman and more. If you’ve already registered for a previous Sunday – you don’t need to register again, you’ll get a reminder with the details automatically.

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Anger, Peace & Miracles

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Anger is actually an emotional protective device.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Spiritual Victory!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

This year has been a focused year of spiritual growth and development for me.  I’ve been offering a lot of extra classes plus the Sunday’s with Spirit.  The more I serve, the happier and more fulfilled I feel.  

Happiness is conditional.  And nothing is more happy making than being of service to the light.  It’s a deep kind of happiness that really is more like Joy, which is unconditional.  

Joy comes from being in alignment with our own Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Can I tell you how glad and grateful I am that I’m even better at getting out of my own way?  I am beyond grateful any time I can choose Peace instead of needing to be right, more and more and MORE!  I’m not 100% at choosing Peace yet, but I’m getting closer, I can feel it, and I’m so grateful for that!

I feel victorious ANY time that I can choose to be compassionate instead of needing to be right, and work my will!  I celebrate my win!  

For me, it’s all about deciding that Peace is more important.

We learn there’s no value to being right all the time.  NO VALUE at all.  There’s extraordinary value in being compassionate.

The more that I love myself, and nurture myself, the more I am inclined to choose Peace instead of conflict.

All conflict in the world comes from thinking we’d like Peace, but then not choosing it.  

We say we love our loved ones, but then we’re mean, manipulative, uncaring, or disrespectful.  Then, we feel guilty.  Then we feel bad.  Then we feel angry about feeling bad and guilty because we know we did it to ourselves.  And then we punish them for making us feel this way, which just triggers more guilt, because it’s not about them.  We did it to ourselves.  

It’s a cycle of punishment and acting out, and feeling guilty, bad, ashamed, resentful, regretful and on and on.  

We interrupt the pattern by choosing Peace.  Peace is our natural state, and we can remember it.  Life is loving us by triggering us so that we’ll get into the habit of choosing Peace and heal all the triggers.  

Every trigger is a golden opportunity to choose again and choose Peace.

We can learn to be grateful for the opportunity and in that choice is our healing and the world’s.  BONUS!

Can you share an example of choosing Peace that inspires you in the comments?

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

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

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

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

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

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Peace No Matter What

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Many, MANY times I’ve had counseling clients or folks in my classes tell me that someone in their life has really difficult energy to be around and it brings them down to be with them.  I used to feel the same way about some of the people in my life.

What I’ve learned over the years is that it was never those people’s energy that was my challenge.  The real challenge was my thoughts about those people.  

It turns out that my judgments about the people were what brought my energy down.  

Now, while I do occasionally experience some people as challenging, or less enjoyable to be around – they don’t bring my energy down because I can hold them in the light no matter how they behave.

This is the gift of Peace that I’ve given myself and can share with others.

Consider someone that seems to bother you.  Now, consider this a challenge from me to you – next time you’re with them, be super mindful of holding them in the Light of Love rather than judging them and see if they still bring you down.

This is something that you can practice and rehearse.  

In your mind’s eye, imagine being able to hold the peaceful mind no matter what.

Be determined.

This is a mind training.

This is how you get your mind in shape.

Folks who seem to challenge us are actually helping us to be more loving.

Let’s take the challenge and hold it with ease and grace.  

Let’s be peacekeepers!

Are you willing?

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

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

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

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

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

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Without Weapons

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

There’s a time when being right can be so wrong and I’ve been there many times.  I’ve wasted so much of my time, and energy, my precious life-force, arguing with someone about nothing because I needed to be right because I felt so wrong.  Phew!  That was such a sticky track in my mind.

There’s a pervasive thought pattern in our world that’s all about deciding who’s right and who’s wrong, who are the winners and who are the losers.  And don’t we love to gather the evidence to prove our case.

It all comes down to being the judger.  Judgment is a very effective weapon—or so I used to think.

We raise our children in this culture of judgment.  We teach it to them when they’re little bitty babies: Throwing the food on the floor is WRONG.  They hear us talk to the dog:  “BAD doggie, BAD.”  

We show our children how to make the right decisions, to look at the other people who are doing it wrong and say, “Bad people, BAD!”  We do this so they won’t get hurt by taking up with the bad people.  Right? 

It used to be when I argued with someone I approached it like a battle.  I used every verbal weapon I had to make them wrong.  I NEEDED to be right!  

Being right made me a better person.  (All the winners agreed on that.)  Every day I needed proof that I was a better person.  It was exhausting.  

When I decided to follow Gandhi and King I put down my weapons of judgment.

Since then, I’ve come to a place where I can have a disagreement with someone and I can watch carefully any need I have to be right.  

Instead of following that craving to be right and make others wrong, I can agree to disagree.  In fact, I don’t even have to get angry!  This has been a huge relief.  It may not make me a better person, but it feels better because I don’t have battles any more.  

Putting down my weapons has made every day victory day.

Who won?  Everyone.

Today I focus on how I use words and moods as weapons and I voluntarily disarm myself.

I choose to live in a world without battles and so I cultivate a life without weapons.  

My daily personal practice of nonviolence moves my life and the whole world in a direction of peace.    I’d rather be a peacemaker than the winner of any battle.

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Living In Harmony

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

One of the things that has changed in a BIG, BIG way for me is the tenor and tone of my life.  I used to feel agitated by so many things.  I was quick to anger and holding onto resentment was my hobby.

As a result of finally finding a truly effective spiritual practice, I now feel peaceful and harmonious most of the time.

That’s the gift I’ve given to myself.  The first step in the direction of living harmoniously was for me to decide to focus on loving myself.  Of course, that included being loving TO myself in every way I could think of, and most especially in my thinking kind thoughts about myself.

Along the way I learned to call myself “sweetheart” and “darling.”  I took that from the teachings of Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh who was a teacher to me through his books and retreats.  He calls everyone “darling” and it’s so sweet, and I could use that sweetness in talking with myself.

Where there’s so much turmoil in the world, and it’s so widespread, it may SEEM like there’s nothing we can do to make a real difference, but please don’t buy into that perspective.

Our decision to be loving, kind and harmonious to everyone in our lives ripples throughout the universe.  

Each loving and harmonious choice we make lifts our brothers and sisters and makes it easier for them to make loving choices too.  

Let’s join together and DECIDE that this is how we can help and make a STRONG commitment to making loving choices and living in a harmonious way.

We can do it and all will benefit!

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Together Forever

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Because we’re all part of God, we’re together forever. Eternally one with each other.

I find this awareness particularly helpful when there’s a great sense of loss and grief, and when we don’t feel connected to someone we dearly Love. I remind myself that I cannot possibly BE separate from my loved ones, I can only FEEL separate – and that feeling will pass.

One of the most beautiful aspects of our life in Spirit is that we’re not alone – ever.

We’re interconnected and interdependent. With each other. With Spirit. With Angels and all manner of helpful beings. And, whether we like it or not. Without a cooperative effort much of life would be unbearable and yet there are many times when I’ve felt momentarily resistant to being cooperative.

One of the primary ways I’ve experienced the ego identification is when I’ve felt that belligerence rise up within me and I’ve refused to cooperate. When I was younger, I felt it all the time. That haughty, resistant, argumentative attitude was one of the ways that I would reclaim my power when I felt a lack of power. I’d try to regain my power Now I know better.

Opening my heart to collaboration and cooperation is my power!

When we work together, we are so much stronger than when we work alone.

Working together we can form a collective intelligence that is far greater and more powerful than anything I could create alone. It can also be far more satisfying.

These days, I prefer to be a bridge builder and a collaborator. The blessings are enormous and I am grateful every day!

A powerful daily spiritual practice is to find one significant way you can cooperate more effectively with the people in your family, your workplace, school or community.

Look for the ways that you can be supportive, extending compassion and let those things replace the criticisms and complaints. This is a powerful spiritual practice that heals our mind of lack, limitation and separation.
By being willing to cooperate I build a bridge. As I walk across the bridge, I bring with me an offering of my heart. By a simple act such as this I make the world a more peaceful place and that’s being truly helpful.

It’s not so hard to fulfill your purpose when you know your purpose is simply to Love and be loved.

Being able to model this purpose is healing to all. In a time of intense divisiveness and seeming differences, being a peacemaker is a great skill that we can hone and demonstrate. I’m so grateful we can be helpful instead of helpless!

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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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Means and Ends

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

One of the spiritual teachings of A Course in Miracles that I work with almost every day is “the consistency of means and ends.

Almost every day I find myself examining this teaching as it plays out in my life.

In ACIM, we’re told, “You recognize you want the goal. Are you not also willing to accept the means? If you are not, let us admit that you are inconsistent. A purpose is attained by means, and if you want a purpose you must be willing to want the means as well. How can one be sincere and say, ‘I want this above all else, and yet I do not want to learn the means to get it?’”

In other words, we SAY we’d like Joy, Love, Peace, Abundance, Harmony, Freedom and all of the spiritual qualities to be fully realized by us in our lives, and yet, we’re not willing to employ the means necessary to experience those spiritual qualities.

This teaching is simple. It really is.

We say we’re clear about the goal: awakening, Peace, Love, heaven on earth.

Spirit has given us the means.

It is the way out of our personal hell.

And yet, we resist.
We’re reluctant.
We hide.
We delay.
We make excuses.

Why?

Because the means is forgiveness.

And we do not want to forgive.

We say we don’t know-how, that we’ve tried, but when we look more deeply, we haven’t. We cling to our position and the meaning we made of what happened. We defend and justify.

The means to be restored to the fullness of Peace, Love, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Harmony and more, is to let go of the blocks to Love that we hold in our heart. That’s true forgiveness.

We’d like to have great Love, but we’re not willing to let go of our resentments.
We’d like to have Prosperity, but we’re not willing to let go of our belief in lack and limitation.
We’d like to have Peace, but we’re not willing to let go of our attack thoughts against ourselves and others.
We’d like to have Freedom, but we’re not willing to let go of the guilt and making others feel guilty.

In our minds, we imagine punishing people and seeking revenge.

It’s like saying we’d like to stop feeling pain, but we won’t let go of the hot iron that is burning us.

Niccolò Machiavelli famously said, “the ends justify the means.” That was his opinion. He was a philosopher and statesman, a contemporary of DaVinci during the time of the Renaissance. He was an atheist and a cynic seemingly devoid of morals. He wrote many books including “The Art of War.” He believed that the means to the goal, no matter how cruel or vicious, were justified.

We could say he was ego personified.

In a sense, you could say that Machiavelli’s philosophy became acceptable because of his writing and the success he experienced in his lifetime. We see that kind of thing play out today. Someone who manages to become wealthy and famous is considered successful even if they lied and cheated to get to their “success.”

Those who wish to justify their means can do it with their ill-gotten gains – and still, whatever anyone takes or makes at the expense of the suffering of others, will never ever be worth it. It will never bring fulfillment or happiness. The best it can ever do is offer a temporary cessation of longing. People whose method of success is to bring harm to others, to steal, to lie and to cheat, will never, ever be able to be happy, but they won’t know that till they get there.

While they can believe that we’re better than others and they deserve more than others, they don’t. They never will. Their class, their position, their financial power and leverage, their talent and their beauty won’t ever make them happy because in their soul, they know that we’re one with each other. We all do.

Other voices have spoken up about ends and means, particularly in the last hundred years or so.

Wilhelm Reich, the radical psychoanalyst said,
“You think the end justifies the means, however vile.
I tell you: the end is the means by which you achieve it.
Today’s step is tomorrow’s life.
Great ends cannot be attained by base means.
You’ve proved that in all your social upheavals.
The meanness and inhumanity of the means make you
mean and inhuman and make the end unattainable.”

Perhaps the human race consciousness had grown enough in the five centuries between Machiavelli and Reich that it was now obvious, based on the experience humanity’s had of suffering at the unfeeling hands of blood thirsty egomaniacs, that ends can never justify the means.

Writer Aldous Huxley came along and said,
“the end cannot justify the means,
for the simple and obvious reason
that the means employed
determine the nature of the ends produced.”

Ayn Rand, another famous author, said,
“the end does not justify the means.
No one’s rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.”

Amen to that.

More recently Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said,
“You can’t reach good ends through evil means,
because the means represent the seed
and the end represents the tree.”
And the “means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.”

Now, if you look at all those voices, speaking of different views of the same philosophy or theory, you can see which statement has the most heart in it. It’s King, letting us know that he seeks pure agape Love.

And because the revolution he led was of loving means, he was able to be profoundly successful and we can learn from this now.

If we needed any proof of theory – we have it.

We’re spiritual beings having a human experience. We cannot find Peace with unpeaceful means. We cannot have a war to bring Peace.

We get angry, we fall into despair, we blame others for our shortcomings. We withhold Love because we want Love. We do the darndest things because we’re upset and we lack perspective.

We let our emotions run away with us just because we feel like it and don’t love ourselves enough to honor our feelings and instead we stuff them and stuff them and medicate them and then we either explode or implode.

And still, the teaching that is so helpful to us, especially right now, TODAY, is that if we’d like to experience Peace, Prosperity, Wholeness, Freedom, Joy, Clarity, Harmony, Love and so much more, we must forgive the past.

This IS consistency of ends and means.

We must let go of our judgments.

Judgments are the mechanism by which separation from Spirit’s infinite goodness is brought into our experience.

The ends is in the means.

That will never change.

We can’t stuff our feelings and expect to feel better.
We can’t medicate our feelings and feel free.
We can’t focus on lack and limitation and feel expansive.
We can’t withhold Love to get Love.
We cannot hide our light under a bushel and hope for our dreams to be realized.
We cannot believe we’re unworthy, not good enough, wrong, bad, unlovable and live the life we desire.

Something’s gotta give.
And that something is the false beliefs, the painful patterns, the habits that keep us living blocked from our destiny.

We each have extraordinary gifts that the world can benefit from if we share them.

We each can help liberate our brothers and sisters from the prison in their minds when we release ourselves.

I made a decision to begin sharing because I was inspired and felt that I just had to share. I couldn’t be silent. I couldn’t hide. I had no platform. I had no audience. I just started sharing with the people I knew.

I gave from the overflow.
I didn’t need anything in return.
I was, and still am, so grateful just to be able to offer something that’s meaningful to me – and to connect.

I can remember driving four hours round trip to lead a workshop that only one person attended. And still, it felt worth it.

I used to give workshops at my friend’s house, in my own living room, any place I could find would work for me. I HAD to share because I was so full of gratitude for the inspiration I felt.

To achieve our goals of awakening awareness, living in Peace, and BEING a blessing in this world, we are required to learn that consistency of means and ends is necessary.

To have Peace, teach Peace. What does it mean to teach Peace? It really means to forgive. To stop judging, complaining and attacking.

We teach with every choice we make.

Learning NOT to judge is much easier than learning to judge. We’ve learned to judge and attack ourselves and others, and now we’re unlearning it. Let’s forgive of ourselves for all the ignorance, and all the ways we’ve chosen to NOT be helpful in this world. Let’s wipe that slate clean by giving ALL of our self-judgment to our Higher Holy Spirit for healing.

We forgive ourselves first, and then we can forgive others.

We’ve got work to do. Let’s forgive ourselves so we can focus on something productive.

And, forgiveness takes work too. Practicing non-judgment IS forgiveness. We have what it takes because we have infinite support in the invisible and we always will

Our willingness is required.
Our willingness is ALL that’s required.
If we can’t be willing, be willing to be willing – honestly, this does the trick, and if that’s not sufficient, let’s be willing to be willing to be willing! A tiny bit of willingness is still willingness.

Our goal is liberation.
What are liberating from? False beliefs.
Our own false beliefs can be released in a moment.
We don’t have to wait.
We can choose heaven today instead of hell.

Ultimately we WILL liberate.
Let’s actively choose it, work towards it and ALLOW it to be revealed.

Our liberation is tied to everyone else’s. Let’s not delay another day!

If you feel like you might be playing small and hiding your light under a bushel because of your beliefs about yourself, if you think maybe those beliefs are false and could be eliminated, and if you have a willingness to do some inner work to make a real and lasting change then please consider joining me and some other folks just like you who are SO DONE WITH PLAYING SMALL and ready to let those patterns go.

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Perception & Projection

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Today on my podcast, I’m going to share about one of the core principles of A Course in Miracles: the nature of perception and how that’s related to psychological projection as taught in ACIM.

This is SO helpful to really understand.

Being able to be very astute at recognizing projections and identifying mistaken perceptions leads to a much greater experience of Peace of mind.

There’s a lot we can do to make life easier for ourselves, and this is one of them.

ACIM Workbook Llesson #5 is “I’m never upset for the reason I think.”

How could it be that I’m NEVER upset for the reason I think?

The answer is: we’re upset by our projections and our perceptions, which are also projections.

We’re upset when we interpret what’s happening through the lens of our belief system.

We’re upset because we’re choosing to see what’s not really there – all the while insisting that it IS there.

That’s crazy.
It’s crazy-making.

Hence the upset.

We don’t like being upset, yet we blame others for it. We blame circumstances. The only way to undo the upset is to take responsibility for seeing things incorrectly and then be willing to change our view, go the other way, make a U-turn.

We can live a life very little upset if we’re willing. It’s simple. Willingness is required.

Living a life of Peace is completely worth giving up our opinions.

I’ll share more today in my podcast. Please join me live or listen later.

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A Return to Love

Monday, August 20th, 2018

I don’t think there’s been anyone in my immediate family who has been as hostile, petulant, judgmental, passive-aggressive or down right mean as I have. I used to be utterly obnoxious at times. I would lose control and behave like a crazy person. And here’s how it’s ALL good. Now, I have so much compassion for myself and others when they aren’t being their normal loving self.

A parent once shared with me a mean comment that she heard one of her children say to the other. The comment was definitely intended to attack and hurt the parent, understandably, wanted to know how to discipline the child. My first thought was, if your child is being mean, they need some extra love not discipline.

I know that when I was behaving like a deranged monster, it was just a cry for Love. I truly didn’t know what else to do. Honestly, I was doing the only thing that made sense to me.

Of course I understand why my loved ones got angry with me and wanted to punish me to teach me that my behavior was unacceptable. They love me and they wished for me to learn to behave in ways that were acceptable. They also didn’t want to live with a crazy, mean person. Who does?

I’m so grateful that my family never gave up on me or kicked me out. I’m SO grateful.

What I’ve learned is that Love heals.

Love is patient, Love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things; endures all things.
Love never ends.
Corinthians 4-8

Love is unconditional. As Shakespeare said so beautifully “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, nor bends with the remover to remove. It is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken.”

It might not be easy to love without conditions, but it’s definitely healing to everyone involved.

In this world, to be the happy learner, we absolutely must forgive everything. We must let all the beliefs go. We must surrender all of our interpretations and the meaning we’ve made of things. In other words, we must relinquish the hold we have on all that is false, all the stories we’ve made up and told.

Our mind IS the mind of God.
Whatever we hold in our mind will seem true to us whether it is true or not.

We cause trouble, and upset ourselves when we actively choose to believe that which isn’t true. Our happiness depends upon our willingness to value the truth above all else.

One thing many people do is they decide that people don’t love them or that we’re not lovable, or they’re not lovable. There’s such a strong tendency for people to make declarations that are limiting and just bring more sorrow, frustration, regret and resentment.

When we’re holding resentment it won’t end until we release the meaning we’ve made of things. That’s the only way out of that one. We can learn to relax our mind and have more patience. It is SO worth it.

We can accomplish so much with Love and nothing without it.

My practice of non-judment isn’t perfect yet, but one thing I know is to “love them anyway.”

Let’s remember to Love more fully and more consistently and let’s do it together!

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Peace Training

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

People often ask me what to do about the situations in the world that they don’t like and upset them. As you may know, A Course in Miracles tells us, “seek not to change the world, but to change our mind about the world.” ACIM is very clear how important it is that we not invest the energy of our thought and attention into things that we wish were different. Our response-ability is to hold the vision of perfect Peace and Love – and by vision, I really mean, to hold in our mind that Peace prevail on earth. That Love is all there is.

My prayer is that Peace prevail and also that truth prevail.

In a world where there is so much deceit and lying with intent to disrupt and disturb, we must hold that truth will prevail, and that Peace is our natural state.

I sometimes feel called to simply sit, pray, meditate and contemplate that Peace is here now. Perfection is here now. It’s not in the future. It’s now. Now is all there is. Let me BE the Peace.

Other times, I feel called to speak and share.

Sometimes, I feel called to go to a march, or a meeting and simply hold the vibration of Love and Peace.

Spirit is directing us, always guiding us. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have. ACIM tells us it is the medium of miracles.

Let us pray to KNOW the truth,
to BE the Peace and,
to extend the Perfect Love of God that we already are.

This is our training.
This is how we change our mind about the world.
This is how we reveal the new heaven and the new earth – NOW!

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Liberation Day!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

I was in prison for many years – imprisoned by my own judgments and opinions. I was tortured by my own doubt and fear. In the prison of my own thought I saw no escape, although I dreamed of one. My days could only be half-lived because, although I knew I wasn’t free, I didn’t know that it was something I had to choose.

What’s amazing to me now, looking back, I can clearly see that I was the one who had decided that I wasn’t free. I was the one who had decided that others had done this to me. I was the one who decided that I was trapped. I was the one who decided I couldn’t find the way out.

I can see now that I had made a lot of decisions. I have to wonder why I thought being a victim was so attractive. I am so VERY grateful that I’ve learned the extraordinary value of taking responsibility. I am so grateful for my own capacity to let things that are hurting me GO! Bye-bye!
Jesus taught us that the truth will set us free. When I heard that from inside my prison cell it sounded wonderful. I could feel that it was true. Still, I didn’t know HOW to use the truth to set me free.

It was a while before I even allowed myself to consider that I could be free. It took a while because I didn’t want to desire something I didn’t think I could have. Eventually the pain of continuing to live imprisoned by my judgments became so great that I allowed myself to desire liberation.

Then, because I was finally TRULY interested in liberation, one day I woke up and realized that I could actively choose freedom. It was within my power to choose. I understood that I could deliberately choose whom I would serve that day. I could continue to suffer or I could choose to serve Love. In that moment I believed something different was possible. Emancipation was at hand.

A Course In Miracles teaches me that I cannot find light by analyzing darkness. I must choose the light. It says, “You have not made truth, but truth can still set you free.”

I remember my personal Independence Day clearly. I was sitting in a tent in the Andes mountains just before dawn. That morning, I awoke to the knowledge that I’d been living my life in the shadows. I’d been facing away from the light of my own being.

Somehow, deliberately walking into the darkness had become my path. In that early morning sunrise stillness, I consciously decided to turn and face the light in my own Spirit and I took that first step toward Freedom with my whole heart.

I started making some new decisions. I decided to become as loving as it was possible for me to become. I didn’t dare imagine that I could ever arrive at a place of being truly loving within this lifetime, but I didn’t mind that. I decided to head in that direction and focused on where I was going and not when I would arrive. I was Joy-full just to know that the direction I was heading in was a place I actually wished to be.

Immediately after making that decision to become as loving as I possibly could, I saw clearly my choice to focus on being loving NOW. It was my choice and no one else’s. I didn’t have to wait. I didn’t need anyone’s permission. I was not a victim of circumstance. I was completely free to follow my desire. I set my intention and in that moment I had the key that unlocked the door. That day was my day of the beginning of my Liberation – because I decided to choose it.

Deciding is so important. Only you can decide for yourself.

Today I am free to choose to serve love and to let love serve me. Love is the only power there is. By choosing Love my walk in the world is a walk of feeling powered and my ever-widening path of Freedom is something I can share with many. Thank you for sharing this Independence Day with me! May you and your loved ones always feel blessed!

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Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
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Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
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Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
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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.

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Fear Undone

Friday, June 15th, 2018

I can remember when I would have shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves. I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly. The worst was late at night or first thing in the morning.

Once I had a mild panic attack that was a whole different kind of fear but felt almost foundational – like my very core was threatened.

If only someone could have told me then what I now know! And A Course in Miracles says it so well:

“All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God.” ACIM T-2.I.4.

I understand that it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging, and from thinking thoughts that are untrue. It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world. It can seem like there’s a monster out there that’s upsetting us, but all of the causes or fear are in our own mind.

Our opinions are what’s frightening us. When we affirm our judgments and opinions we’re affirming that we’re the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, and in doing so we become the usurpers. We’re usurping God. We become guilty of spiritual patricide. And that’s really scary.

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can continue to learn to live with fear and bend ourselves to it’s uncomfortable distortions of reality. I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves and live in Peace.

Consider if there’s someone in your life that you really love and adore – would you yell at them? Frighten them? Torture them? Manipulate them?

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them. Those behaviors have nothing to do with Love. They are the distorted behaviors that fear brings.

What judgment do you have that could possibly be worth holding onto when you know that it will cause your own suffering? Think of all the things you’ve done to try to end your suffering that haven’t really worked.

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

Or do you feel that you can have your judgments and the fear you experience is unrelated?

I don’t think I could have believed giving up my opinions would relieve me of fear. I only know that it works because I have been giving up my judgments as part of my daily spiritual practice for more than a decade and as a result, I don’t have much fear. Most of the fear I experience these days is annoyance.

I can’t remember the last time I felt one of those shock waves of fear, but I can remember feeling joyous and grateful yesterday. I feel grateful and thankful even now as I write this.

I let God be God. I am part of God, and I don’t need to judge anything or anyone anymore. I’m not interested in being a usurper. I prefer to feel free and harmonious ALL of the time. I am intent on it. I am closer to my goal every day! And for this, I am so very grateful! I am loving myself free of lack, attack and limitation. It’s happening now.

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Abundance Accelerator

Monday, March 5th, 2018

I didn’t and wouldn’t believe it until I experienced it myself. Truly. It didn’t make sense to me. I pondered it, but I couldn’t comprehend it until I gave myself the gift of it.

There is a way to remove the blocks to abundance and it’s not what we might think it is.

Many of us have worked and worked to experience more financial flow in our lives, when there’s a much easier way that brings SO MUCH benefit, it’s faster and available to EVERYONE.

First of all, I’ve known a number of people who were multi-millionaires who were definitely abundant and prosperous if you define abundance as having money. However, some of them also taught me that if you’re not in the flow of Love, then no matter how much money you have, it’s likely you will not feel abundant – you won’t truly be able to enjoy the abundance.

It surprised me to discover that a major block to the flow of abundance is unforgiveness.

Many of us get intensely triggered over money issues. When there’s a struggle financially, it’s often tied to blame, regret and resentment. I discovered this myself, and I found out because I made the commitment to let go of the blame, regret and resentment. Importantly, I had to forgive myself for being in my own way for so long.

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

Jesus also gave us the Lord’s Prayer which says, “And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.”

When we let go of our judgment of others, we’re actually forgiving our own selves for all of our past debts, and our trespasses. Why? Because we are eternally one.

When I realized that I was DONE with blaming people for things, that’s when I finally began the road to let go of creating debt and feeling the burden of debt.

ACIM says, “Whenever you act egotistically towards another, you are throwing away the graciousness of your indebtedness and the holy perception it would produce.” In other words, our natural spiritual state of being is incapable of debt. When we recognize this, we’ll have the clarity of mind – the holy perception – of our holiness, and all illusion of debt will dissolve into the nothingness from which it has arisen.

And this is why I teach forgiveness, because it has brought me back to my true Self and that has shown me the gift of grace that we all have. I am so grateful that I could forgive myself and let go of the past, truly and completely.

I consider it my calling to support people in doing this deep forgiveness work – it’s very challenging to do it on our own, it’s so much easier to do it with others.

This year at the Power of Love Ministry, we’re expanding into training ministers as well as spiritual counselors. I am dedicated to supporting those who have the courage to step up and out into being of greater service with their life by being more compassionate, and becoming great listeners and demonstrators of Love.

Spiritual Community is a powerful and healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

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

Prayer is the foundation of all that I share. Prayer is a power tool to help us accelerate the healing of our mind.

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer has changed my life and improved the quality of every day.

Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class and begin right now! Click here now to learn more now.

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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Let Spirit Decide

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

One of the things that gets in the way of our living a highly functional spiritual life is that we can feel that we know what’s best. We get attached to what we think will make us happy, even though we’ve had so many experiences in our life that absolutely prove to us behind a shadow of a doubt that we don’t know what will make us happy. It’s insane.

What about this? Instead of telling God what we want, what if we decided to just BE happy and let Spirit guide us there? What if we focused entirely on cultivating the willingness to follow the path of inspiration?

Following the path of inspiration does require us to LET GO of what we think will make us happy.

What I’ve come to understand is that what ACIM teaches about prayer is that our happiness actually comes from giving up what we think will make us happy and opening ourselves to being in the flow of Love which truly is the only thing that is actually fulfilling and happy-making.

If our answered prayer is a thing, a condition, a circumstance then it’s temporary and because of that we’ll ultimately come to see that it cannot fulfill us, it can only temporarily make us feel full. There’s a big difference between feeling temporarily satiated and a sense of fulfillment.

Our answered prayer is actually a release of false identification and a stepping into a realignment with our true identity. This is a shift that Spirit will figure out for us and we can be led and guided to it – if we’re willing to accept that the answered prayer is not in this world. It’s in our mind.

We are not in this world.
We are infinite eternal Spirit.

When our mind is changed/healed,
that’s a miracle,
and that’s what changes the world.

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

Prayer is a means for changing our mind.
It is the medium of miracles.

Prayer is an active demonstration of our willingness to be in the flow of Love rather than directing the flow of Love. Combine that with the willingness to ACCEPT the answered prayer, HOWEVER it may arrive, and then our mind is no longer rejecting our divinity – we’re in alignment with the divine.

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool to help us accelerate the healing of our mind.

Prayer has changed my life and improved the quality of every day. I say pray, and pray often. Let us all live a life of prayer without ceasing.

Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class and begin right now! Click here now to learn more now.

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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Love & Prosperity

Monday, February 26th, 2018

One of the patterns that many people remind me of is a see-saw or a pendulum. For instance, let’s say you have an experience with a loved one where they disappoint you. The first thought you might have is: “they’re bad, wrong, out of integrity, unloving, inexcusable” or some kind of complaint.

Then, the next thought you might have is the boomerang coming back which is a thought such as, “I must be bad, wrong, unworthy, unlovable, inappropriate or they wouldn’t have done this to me.”

When there’s an attack thought then there’s a lack thought and we bounce back and forth between lack and attack until we have a change of mind. When we change our mind, we interrupt the pattern and we open ourselves to the flow of Love and Prosperity.

The belief in lack actually preceeds the attack thought, but sometimes we notice the attack thought first and the lack thought afterward. We each have our own unique way of experiencing this particularly pervasive pattern of dysfunction and suffering.

It doesn’t matter which thought, lack or attack, comes first.
If we believe in lack, then we’ll feel attacked.
We’ll feel unworthy.
If we feel attacked then we believe we’re justified in attacking back.
If we attack others then we feel guilty and ashamed. We feel a lack of Love.
And so it goes: the hamster wheel of misery.

What matters is HOW TO GET OFF the wheel.
We have the power to get off that wheel of misery.
We absolutely DO have what it takes.

Willingness to listen to the Divine Guidance is the key to getting off. It makes our healing SO MUCH faster. It’s unbelievable and miraculous how much healing we can have when we’re willing!

Interrupting the patterns again and again, rather than just going along with them, is precisely how we train ourselves to have a new experience rather than repeat the same thing again and again. And we only do it if we are truly interested in having a NEW experience of the UNLIMITED flow of good.

You can say to yourself:

I’m not interested in that old pattern anymore!
That’s not my way anymore. I’m done with that old way of lack and attack!
I’m interested in Love, Prosperity, Wholeness, Freedom and living abundantly!

We replace the old thought with the new thought and we’re on our way to a new experience of Love and Prosperity!

Save the dates – Registration coming soon!! North Carolina Events:

Stop Playing Small Retreat – April 26 to 29
Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – April 30 to May 6
Forgive & Be Free Retreat – October 4 to 7
Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – Oct 8 to Sunday Oct 14

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Non-Attachment

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

I’m enjoying myself in San Francisco at the A Course in Miracles conference. It’s such a blessing to get together with so many people I know and enjoy and to be able to meet people for the very first time. We’re such a harmonious group of people and I value that greatly.

I found it interesting that seven years ago I had a desire and a goal to be one of the main speakers at this conference and to speak to the whole group rather than in a breakout session. This year, I was told I would be speaking to the whole group.

When I got the news, I noticed that I was glad to have that opportunity – but only because I really wish to share the message that Spirit gives me and to hold the intention to speak so clearly that everyone in the room would have a healing.

I noticed that it really didn’t matter to me in an egotistical way – big room, small room, it truly didn’t matter at all.

My aspiration is to be truly helpful and to support as many people as I can, but how many people show up, how many I’m able to reach – these things are not up to me. Spirit has that job and I’ve let Spirit keep it.

It’s wonderful to be able to experience life with less and less attachment. In my classes we set goals, intentions and aspirations, and we practice holding them strongly, but without attachment so that we can be in Peace and Joy with our goals, and have no fear or worry.

I’m amazed at how attachments cause such intense suffering. Needing, wanting, craving are the way of the ego.

And, it’s breathtaking how much healing we can have, and so quickly, when we’re willing to work at the level of the mind to give up the attachments. It requires willingness and that’s why I focus on the ways to cultivate that willingness.

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool. Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class that starts on Monday! Click here now to learn more now.

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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President Lincoln & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 19th, 2018

One of my greatest teachers has been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I find his teachings so uplifting and inspiring. I encourage you, if you ever fear afraid or downhearted, turn to the mighty Reverend King. He was a powerful preacher and teacher. The master pastor!

On this President’s Day I’m reflecting on current events and past. In the United States there’s a great deal of information coming forward that a foreign government intent on creating chaos in our country has made tremendous efforts to divide us by playing on our fears, opinions, judgments and fantasies. Divide and conquer seems to be a strategy that’s unfolding all over the place – but we know better.

Spirit is leading us to see the fruitlessness of divisiveness. We are on a trajectory to release all these old fear-based, grabby, greedy, ancient patterns of attack and defend.

What I see in all of this is that the darkness IS being brought to the light. And that reminds me of a man many believe was our greatest president, who helped the American people rise to the light in our darkest days, Abraham Lincoln.

I have been deeply moved by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s telling of this story of Lincoln’s exceptional leadership and the power of redemption.

On this President’s Day, let us celebrate our ability to navigate the most difficult of times and bring ourselves to the higher ground through extending Love and compassion!

Here are the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his powerful “Loving Our Enemies” sermon:

“I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, “Love your enemies.”

Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.

Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

I think of one of the best examples of this. We all remember the great president of this United States, Abraham Lincoln—these United States rather. You remember when Abraham Lincoln was running for president of the United States, there was a man who ran all around the country talking about Lincoln. He said a lot of bad things about Lincoln, a lot of unkind things. And sometimes he would get to the point that he would even talk about his looks, saying, ‘You don’t want a tall, lanky, ignorant man like this as the president of the United States.’ He went on and on and on and went around with that type of attitude and wrote about it.

Finally, one day Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. And if you read the great biography of Lincoln, if you read the great works about him, you will discover that as every president comes to the point, he came to the point of having to choose a Cabinet.

And then came the time for him to choose a Secretary of War. He looked across the nation, and decided to choose a man by the name of Mr. Stanton. And when Abraham Lincoln stood around his advisors and mentioned this fact, they said to him: ‘Mr. Lincoln, are you a fool? Do you know what Mr. Stanton has been saying about you? Do you know what he has done, tried to do to you? Do you know that he has tried to defeat you on every hand? Do you know that, Mr. Lincoln? Did you read all of those derogatory statements that he made about you?’ Abraham Lincoln stood before the advisors around him and said: ‘Oh yes, I know about it; I read about it; I’ve heard him myself. But after looking over the country, I find that he is the best man for the job.’

Mr. Stanton did become Secretary of War, and a few months later, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. And if you go to Washington, you will discover that one of the greatest words or statements ever made by, about Abraham Lincoln was made about this man Stanton.

And as Abraham Lincoln came to the end of his life, Stanton stood up and said: ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’ And he made a beautiful statement concerning the character and the stature of this man. If Abraham Lincoln had hated Stanton, if Abraham Lincoln had answered everything Stanton said, Abraham Lincoln would have not transformed and redeemed Stanton. Stanton would have gone to his grave hating Lincoln, and Lincoln would have gone to his grave hating Stanton. But through the power of love Abraham Lincoln was able to redeem Stanton.

That’s it. There is a power in love that our world has not discovered yet. Jesus discovered it centuries ago. Mahatma Gandhi of India discovered it a few years ago, but most men and most women never discover it. For they believe in hitting for hitting; they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; they believe in hating for hating; but Jesus comes to us and says, ‘This isn’t the way.’ And oh this morning, as I think of the fact that our world is in transition now. Our whole world is facing a revolution. Our nation is facing a revolution, our nation. One of the things that concerns me most is that in the midst of the revolution of the world and the midst of the revolution of this nation, that we will discover the meaning of Jesus’ words.”

I invite you to consider this story and Dr. King’s advice to us. Who can you change your mind about and redeem today? Are you willing?

Let us bring the darkness to the light. This is our spiritual responsibility. May truth prevail on earth!

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Miracle

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

A miracle is when we shift our thinking from egotistical to spiritual.  A miracle is when we choose to dis-identify with the ego thought system and align with Spirit instead.

People think a miracle is when something shifts in the world of form that’s surprising.  Miracles are always surprising, but actually we shift at the level of the mind, at the level of the heart, and then things change at the level of form.

A Course in Miracles tells us:

“A miracle is a service.  
It is the maximal service you can render to another.  
It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself.  
You recognize your own and your neighbor’s worth simultaneously.”  T-1.I.18.

I’ve learned that being of service brings the greatest sense of fulfillment.  We can be deeply fulfilled and sustained every way in every day through being willing to be miracle-minded.

I invite you to consider where you’re experiencing something you wish would change.  Are you willing to be the one who calls forth a miracle?  Changing your mind about what’s possible, and energizing what you’d like instead of what you don’t like are part of being willing to experience the shift of mind that will bring forth a miraculous demonstration.

The miracle is in the mind.
When the mind shifts – the whole world changes.

“Seek not to change the world, but CHOOSE to change your mind about the world.”

People get tired of waiting for change – be an agent of positive change and you won’t be waiting anymore!

This week, I’m offering a class on Thursday (my gift to you) on the topic:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.  It’s really about letting go of the patterns of lack and limitation.  It’s also an opportunity for me to share some of what I offer in my yearlong Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st.

Would you like a spiritual mentor? Are you ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.  Registration closes January 11th.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

FREE CLASS THURSDAY:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share today in this free class.  Register now, come join me live and ask me your questions!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Holy Spirit’s Rules for Decision.

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

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Heart

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

What I notice is that, sometimes, people get inspired and on fire to pour their heart into things and then something discourages them and they pull back and withdraw. It takes real courage to follow your heart regardless of whether or not anyone else is paying attention and appreciating what you’re doing.

I’ve learned the power of *moving forward and following my heart even when others think I’m a bit nuts. A good example of that is my weekly Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling Call, which I’ve been doing for about five years now.

When I first had the inspiration to do it, I didn’t have the means to do it. I simply couldn’t afford to hire someone to help me do all the pieces of it to make it come together. I had a great desire to offer an opportunity for people who wished to be able to have counseling with me be able to have it at a low cost and a regular frequency.

At the time that I finally had the resources to move forward and offer this program, several of my friends who had offered similar programs that “failed” told me not to waste my time and energy starting something that would never last.

That was 5 years ago.

My weekly Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling calls are one of my favorite things. And for those who are in Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp, it’s a bonus. I really feel the power of our weekly calls.

I’m so glad that I follow my guidance and move forward even when others are trying to persuade me with their logic. Don’t get me wrong, there are MANY times when folks in my beloved community are SO very helpful in telling me things that I haven’t seen or noticed and that’s wonderful. For me, telling me the truth as you understand is helpful to me. I can take anything that’s offered to me as long as it’s offered with Love and kindness.

My invitation to you is to consider what you might be resisting or putting on the back burner because you’re not sure how it will go over. I encourage you to follow your heart and let Spirit make the way for you.

When it comes to contributing more Love, Spirit always makes a way. As long as we walk with Spirit, wherever we wander, we cannot get lost. That’s pretty cool!

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Healing the Guilt

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

As a spiritual leader, I feel it’s important to be setting a shining example at all times.  In keeping with that, I’m pleased to let you know that as I write this, having just had a huge piece of pumpkin pie (homemade, of course) for breakfast, I am running on Pumpkin Power!

On Friday, I went to an early morning pilates class, which is my thing when I’m in New Jersey as I am now.  (I love pilates on the reformer.) The teacher of the pilates class made an assumption that most of us would be hungover and that we would all be ashamed of ourselves for over-eating and feeling guilty for having indulged.  She, therefore, intended to subject us to a rigorous workout so we could feel better about ourselves and release some of that shame and guilt by building up some merit by working out extra hard.

And so the ego says:

You cannot win in this system.
You cannot get ahead, because you are a sinner.
The best you can do is find a method for compensating for your sinful ways
– but at least you have that.
And you also have good reason to self-medicate,
because this stuff is CRA-ZEEEEE

And people just buy it because it’s so much a part of the mainstream.

I didn’t make a big deal out of it, but I did quietly mention that I didn’t overeat or feel hungover.

Sure, I had a full load of rich, delicious food, but I didn’t make myself uncomfortable by eating too much.

My nephews, Mikey and Alex, and I made pies.  Three of them:  Pumpkin, Pecan, and Dutch Apple.  And all of them were SO totally delicious, but I knew that if I ate anymore after that very filling turkey dinner, I’d be regretting it later, and out of Self-Love, I didn’t do that.

What I did, instead, was affirm that I could have pumpkin pie for breakfast and I did.  I had TWO pieces of pumpkin pie with whipped cream (homemade, so delicious, YUM!) on BOTH of them not long after pilates and I felt so good about it.  I had one big piece today, but no whipped cream, only because there wasn’t any left.  And I may have pumpkin pie again for breakfast tomorrow if there’s any left.

The best part of the pies was making them with Mikey and Alex,  and being able to spend hours in the kitchen with them hanging out, listening to David Bowie and Neil Young, two of my favorites, and just groovin’ with the goodness.

I’m really learning, on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis, how to make the choices I feel good about and simply walk in that energy of Love.  Love has all the power to heal our lives if we’re willing to stand in it.

I don’t need to argue with the pilates teacher and tell her she’s deluded about her assumptions and that it’s wrong to lay the guilt and the shame on us.  (BTW, she mentioned that she got up at 4 a.m. to eat pie.)  I knew it was projection.  I knew her strong INTENTION was to be helpful and supportive to us in feeling good about ourselves in the ways she knew how.  She had NO intention to further the belief in guilt, sin, shame, and suffering.

To be bothered by the pilates teacher’s remarks would be to make it all so real.  I would have done that in the past, and I would have upset myself, and I would have needed to be right about how wrong she was.  I would have needed to show her and teach her how wrong she was, and school her about what was right so she could be FREE of that ego insanity.

Now, I have learned, and most of the time, I remember, that LOVE is the healer, not my words.  My loving heart is the healer, not what I remember reading in a book.  Love is an active remembrance of our true identity

Every day, this world offers us more ways to practice and more opportunities to eat pie.  It’s such an amazing place to live!

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For Your Freedom

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

I used to think that in order to feel free, things had to change in the world.  I believed it was the problems in the world that kept me from being happy, prosperous, and free.  I was so convinced that I was a victim of the world.

Fortunately, I made up my mind to take responsibility for everything in my life, at least in theory, and then things started to get a WHOLE LOT better for me.  I say, “in theory,” because I decided to take 100% responsibility for everything in my life with ZERO blame – yet, I still find ways that I don’t fully take responsibility – and I learn from them.  I course correct.

What I have come to truly love is our human experience.  At times, it’s so beautiful, and other times, it’s repulsive.  Sometimes, it’s confusing, and then at other times, it’s heartbreaking, inspiring, and compelling – it’s a real mix of things every day.

Our Freedom is constant.  We’re always free.  No matter what the circumstances are, the Freedom remains at least a continuous undercurrent of everything.  We don’t FEEL free when our mind is trapped in our perspective.  When we aren’t willing to see beyond our perspective then we feel trapped or imprisoned – the prison is made out of our own thoughts and beliefs.

Fortunately, there’s one who can dissolve the sense of being stuck and trapped – and it’s us, in partnership with the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Let’s lay all the false beliefs, the mental and emotional trash, on the altar.  Let’s give all of it to the Spirit for healing and decide to find the Freedom in our heart and mind once again.

Is there anything you’re not taking responsibility for?
Is there anything you can change your mind about?

Go for it!  Let’s get on with it and bring the Freedom back to our mind – starting NOW!

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Increase Your Spiritual Success!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

One surefire way I know to increase your spiritual success is to make your spiritual practice something you do all day long in every moment of the day.  It’s tempting to tune out and go unconscious – to vegetate or simply unplug.  What are we unplugging from?  God?  Life?  The flow of Love?  The world of insanity?  Let’s be clear about it.

I can remember how excited I felt when I realized that every moment offers a healing opportunity.  I began to consciously choose to look for opportunities to practice patience, kindness, generosity, and stillness.  I began to look for my opportunities to smile at people, to say something kind and complimentary, and it was as if I discovered all these ways to give myself a sweet gift again and again, throughout the day.

I also began to stop myself from being rude, unkind, belligerent, and all the other kinds of attack I had in my bag of tricks.  It felt so good to replace being unkind with being helpful.  I felt so grateful that I could change so many things in my life so quickly!

My many spiritual success helped me to change my mind about myself.
I began to feel more and more worthy of Love and goodness.

I began to feel happier and more lighthearted.
I dropped the weight I felt in my heart.
I discovered the Light that was always there.

I started to have a secret smile.
I knew I was onto something.
I was feeling the Joy of being loving.

Each day affords us so many opportunities.
What’s even better is to have spiritual community and Prayer Partners to share it with.

That’s why I love to bring people together to experience more of our true identity, which is naturally loving and kind!  Spiritual success is ours now, we don’t have to wait!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is picking up!  We raised close to $1,000 yesterday. Thanks to generous donations from beautiful people!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised close to $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Please click here now to make a contribution.

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

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