Archive for the ‘Peace’ Category

When Things Don’t Make Sense

Friday, December 13th, 2019

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

”I don’t know what anything is for.”

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

I don’t know what anything is for.

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

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

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

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

Let me surrender my confusion and choose Peace instead.

Truth is always liberating. Always and eternally.

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

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

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

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Activating the Flow of Good

Monday, September 16th, 2019

I have learned the power of asking for what you’d like. However, it only works well when we don’t have an attachment to what we’d like to experience.

When there’s an attachment, then there’s something to heal. It’s so helpful to remember that all attachments come in one of two flavors: cravings or aversions. Cravings are the things we believe we need, or want, or have to have. Aversions are the things that we hate, dislike, and can’t stand,

When we have an aversion, then we’re blocking the flow because we think we know what is needed. Our judgments block the flow of the All-Good.

Usually when we have a craving or an aversion, we feel moderate discomfort related to it and that lets us know that we can let something go and experience more Peace, more Freedom, more healing.

If you’d like to experience more Peace, more Love, more Joy or any other experience, even a specific one such as more time at the beach, ask for assistance from the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

We can fall into neglect of our relationship with Spirit. Many times we don’t connect with Spirit except when we feel really needy. Think about it: Imagine you had a relationship with someone who only contacts you when they feel really needy. Wouldn’t that feel like a dysfunctional relationship?

Being in the flow of giving and receiving is our natural state. When we’re consistently asking for guidance, insight, connection, and support from Spirit, then we’re in a flow of relationship and we’re declaring that we’re available for that connection, as well as worthy of the connection. That makes a HUGE difference in our experience.

If you feel like you’re disconnected from Spirit, start asking for insight, Clarity, Wisdom, and support. You’ll be amazed at how it starts to flow in immediately.

Spirit is live-streaming pure goodness and insight 24/7 and we can connect at any time.

Let’s connect for the sake of connecting, rather than just when we need something. Let’s improve the quality of the most important relationship we have!

Unforgiveness, hurt, resentments, blame, shame, and guilt all block the flow of insight and Clarity.

With clarity there’s Peace.

We can block our own experience of Peace in our mind, our relationships, and our body by holding onto unforgiveness. And that’s why I put so much focus on forgiveness. Every day we can feel more free!

Have you seen the practice of forgiveness open up the flow of good in your life? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

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Rest Comes From Waking

Monday, June 10th, 2019

I’ve had a weekend of unexpected travel challenges. I was flying from Raleigh, North Carolina via Dallas – Ft. Worth to Santa Barbara to share an end-of-year graduation party with my goddaughter and her family. I arrived in Dallas – Ft. Worth as scheduled around 6 p.m., and had a 1-hour layover before departing for Santa Barbara.

The plane to Santa Barbara was loaded. We taxied down the runway, then the pilot realized there was an issue with navigation, and so they headed back to the gate and deplaned everyone. Three or more hours later they cancelled the flight. They could re-book me in 2 days, but I’d have to either live at the airport or pay for my own hotel for two nights, because the problem with the navigation was solar flares, and that’s not their fault.

By the time I got re-booked, and rerouted through Los Angeles, et cetera, and got to my hotel, it was going on 2 a.m.

Now, my hotel turned out to be the kind of place that a “lady of the evening” might use for a client. It was interesting, to say the least. I thought, “Well, at least I can take a shower and have a nap before I go to the Dallas Love Field Airport at 5:30 a.m. I felt so uncomfortable in that room that I couldn’t really sleep, so I ended up doing lying-down prayers.

I find that when I make prayers for several hours in the night if I cannot sleep, I wake up feeling renewed, anyway.

One of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles is “Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.”

And it’s SO true.

I thought I might have a nap on my three-hour flight to Los Angeles, but not so much. More prayers. And then once I got to L.A. I had to rent a car to drive to Santa Barbara to make my goddaughter’s graduation party. Phew! All went well.

And still, as I write this late Sunday night – the luggage didn’t arrive at the airport as it had been “guaranteed.” Sometime later it will be delivered to the house. At least I don’t have any prescriptions, and there’s nothing in my bags that I have to have. All is well.

All is well. There’s nothing to worry or be concerned about.
A trip that had been scheduled for about 6 hours door-to-door ended up taking about 19 hours, and the baggage arrival is uncertain, but all is still perfectly well.

I’ll get a good night’s sleep, as usual, the rest of the week, and one night without sleep really won’t affect me.

I used to get so anxious if I thought I might not get enough sleep, but now it doesn’t bother me at all. Not at all. Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping, and I’ve proven this, so there’s not one thing to stress about.
Plus, I know for a fact that being stressed will only make things seem “not good.”

ACIM lets me know that everything, everything, everything has been gently planned for my good, and why would I reject my good? I don’t do that anymore.

 

I’m so grateful I can continuously expand my awareness and enjoy life more, and share the benefits with all!

If there’s anything that has you stressed, would you be able to trade it for awakening awareness?

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

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

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Happiness

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Attaining happiness can feel elusive and complicated. Maintaining happiness can seem impossible, and that can be so intensely frustrating.  I’ve been asking Spirit to teach me about happiness, and I’ve been learning a lot.

It makes sense that happiness seems so difficult to attain and maintain.  After all, if we don’t know the TRUE cause of happiness, of course we’re going to look in all the wrong places and all the wrong faces to find it. Duh!

Fortunately, we can shift our habits and patterns of the past much faster than we realize.  We can learn to look for happiness where it can be found. And therein lies our Freedom, and also our Prosperity.

The causes of happiness and unhappiness are hidden in plain sight.  They stare us in the face all day every day, but we’re so used to them that we’re inured to them. We don’t see them at all.  It’s as if they don’t exist for us.  

Part of why we don’t see the causes of happiness is because we don’t actually know what we’re looking for.   When I was in my teens and twenties, I thought that happiness came from these things:

A good job
Money
Good boyfriend
Good apartment
Good friends
Good body

And then, of course, there were qualifiers for each of those.  For example, a good job has to have good pay, good opportunities for growth, prestige, fun, great co-workers.

When the causes of happiness are conditional, there are always qualifiers, and then the happiness can be snipped away in an instant the very moment those conditions change. 

We see these dramas played out 24/7 on the screen of life.  Over and over again in our day-to-day, we see happiness come and go because happiness is conditional.

I have found it EXTREMELY helpful to look at some of the aspects of the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes.  For instance, he talks about emotions as being different than feelings.  Emotions are temporary and the direct result of our thinking and beliefs, and feelings are more of a spiritual nature. Think of a feeling tone – a vibration vs an emotion.

Consider happiness as an emotion and Joy, with a capital J, being a feeling. But more importantly, I have come to recognize Joy as a spiritual quality that is omnipresent and available for us to express and reveal.  Spiritual qualities are always available to us – they are eternal expressions of the Divine Nature such as:

Love
Wisdom
Peace
Harmony
Freedom
Abundance

Emotions are the result of our thoughts which are magnetized into our awareness by our beliefs because like attracts like. Spiritual qualities are aspects of our Divine Nature.

Happiness is fleeting and conditional.

Joy is unconditional.

It’s not the precise teaching of ACIM,, but it feels aligned and has been very helpful to me.

Let’s do the math.
Love is not conditional.
As Shakespeare said so well, “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
If our happiness does not come from Love, then it is temporary, like the house built on sinking sands.

When my mother was so sick before she laid her body down and shuffled off the mortal coil, life was very intense, and the appearances could be the cause of much distress.  Yet, because there was so much Love being expressed, given and received, I felt this pervasive unconditional Joy despite all the gruesome appearances. 

And that helped me to really KNOW that happiness and Joy are different. 
Happiness is conditional, and therefore fleeting.
Joy is a by-product of living in alignment with Love.

Most people who experience fleeting bits of happiness don’t even realize that the main reason that they’re feeling happy is that they’ve bought the illusion that they have the thing that will make them happy and, in the having of it, they are no longer wanting.

Really catch this, because it’s been life-changing for me:
For most people, a momentary cessation of wanting is perceived as happiness.
It’s the temporary belief that “I have what I want, and therefore I want for nothing” that seems to cause the happiness. But it’s actually the laying aside of wanting, the belief in having, that causes the happiness.

That’s how delusional we’ve become – the absence of needing, wanting and craving is perceived as actual happiness.

This might be tragic, but that’s a perception, too.

All things work together for good and there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego.

When we perceive that the conditions for our happiness are not where we are, we are making exceptions.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 64 reminds us that our function is to BE the Light of the world.  It also makes it very plain and breaks it down:

Only by fulfilling the function given you by God will you be happy.  That is because your function is to be happy by using the means by which happiness becomes inevitable. There is no other way.  Therefore, every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy. 

It comes down to our choice.
It always does.
We can cry victim, but our choices are the instruments of happiness.

Our function is to choose Love and live a life of Love.
That’s our purpose.
When we’re choosing Love, extending Love, willing to see only Love, and teach only Love, then we’re in perfect alignment and Joy is our natural state.
 
There is a spiritual practice that we can implement that will help us to break these very sticky habits.  You have to do it for it to work, you cannot just read about it.  It’s about being really, truly willing to consistently choose Love.
 
If you could listen to audios and read books in order to attain happiness, you’d already be there, right?  This healing, this transformation, it requires real effort. 
 
When we effort and it doesn’t go the way we think it should, we can draw the conclusion that healing doesn’t work for us – it works for others but not for us,and that’s simply not true. Don’t ever give up. Please trust me on that one. I’m so very grateful I didn’t give up.
 
I have two radio show episodes that I’ve done that may be helpful to you – one is called Resistance to Happiness and the other is called Reluctance to Heal.  Both are in the podcast for my radio show and both have been transcribed, so you can find every part of it here at LivingACourseinMiracles.com.
 
We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds.  Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love.  YES!  I Love you, and I thank God for you.  
 
If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now!  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.  I’m developing a new offering and I’d like to know if you’re interested.
 
Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 
If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer.  I am offering two trainings in October.  They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.
 
Right now there are SUPER Early Bird specials on my How to Lead & Create A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop, and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.
 
If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Happiness

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Attaining happiness can feel elusive and complicated. Maintaining happiness can seem impossible, and that can be so intensely frustrating.  I’ve been asking Spirit to teach me about happiness, and I’ve been learning a lot.

It makes sense that happiness seems so difficult to attain and maintain.  After all, if we don’t know the TRUE cause of happiness, of course we’re going to look in all the wrong places and all the wrong faces to find it. Duh!

Fortunately, we can shift our habits and patterns of the past much faster than we realize.  We can learn to look for happiness where it can be found. And therein lies our Freedom, and also our Prosperity.

The causes of happiness and unhappiness are hidden in plain sight.  They stare us in the face all day every day, but we’re so used to them that we’re inured to them. We don’t see them at all.  It’s as if they don’t exist for us.  

Part of why we don’t see the causes of happiness is because we don’t actually know what we’re looking for.   When I was in my teens and twenties, I thought that happiness came from these things:

A good job
Money
Good boyfriend
Good apartment
Good friends
Good body

And then, of course, there were qualifiers for each of those.  For example, a good job has to have good pay, good opportunities for growth, prestige, fun, great co-workers.

When the causes of happiness are conditional, there are always qualifiers, and then the happiness can be snipped away in an instant the very moment those conditions change. 

We see these dramas played out 24/7 on the screen of life.  Over and over again in our day-to-day, we see happiness come and go because happiness is conditional.

I have found it EXTREMELY helpful to look at some of the aspects of the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes.  For instance, he talks about emotions as being different than feelings.  Emotions are temporary and the direct result of our thinking and beliefs, and feelings are more of a spiritual nature. Think of a feeling tone – a vibration vs an emotion.

Consider happiness as an emotion and Joy, with a capital J, being a feeling. But more importantly, I have come to recognize Joy as a spiritual quality that is omnipresent and available for us to express and reveal.  Spiritual qualities are always available to us – they are eternal expressions of the Divine Nature such as:

Love
Wisdom
Peace
Harmony
Freedom
Abundance

Emotions are the result of our thoughts which are magnetized into our awareness by our beliefs because like attracts like. Spiritual qualities are aspects of our Divine Nature.

Happiness is fleeting and conditional.

Joy is unconditional.

It’s not the precise teaching of ACIM,, but it feels aligned and has been very helpful to me.

Let’s do the math.
Love is not conditional.
As Shakespeare said so well, “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
If our happiness does not come from Love, then it is temporary, like the house built on sinking sands.

When my mother was so sick before she laid her body down and shuffled off the mortal coil, life was very intense, and the appearances could be the cause of much distress.  Yet, because there was so much Love being expressed, given and received, I felt this pervasive unconditional Joy despite all the gruesome appearances. 

And that helped me to really KNOW that happiness and Joy are different. 
Happiness is conditional, and therefore fleeting.
Joy is a by-product of living in alignment with Love.

Most people who experience fleeting bits of happiness don’t even realize that the main reason that they’re feeling happy is that they’ve bought the illusion that they have the thing that will make them happy and, in the having of it, they are no longer wanting.

Really catch this, because it’s been life-changing for me:
For most people, a momentary cessation of wanting is perceived as happiness.
It’s the temporary belief that “I have what I want, and therefore I want for nothing” that seems to cause the happiness. But it’s actually the laying aside of wanting, the belief in having, that causes the happiness.

That’s how delusional we’ve become – the absence of needing, wanting and craving is perceived as actual happiness.

This might be tragic, but that’s a perception, too.

All things work together for good and there are no exceptions, except in the opinion of the ego.

When we perceive that the conditions for our happiness are not where we are, we are making exceptions.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 64 reminds us that our function is to BE the Light of the world.  It also makes it very plain and breaks it down:

Only by fulfilling the function given you by God will you be happy.  That is because your function is to be happy by using the means by which happiness becomes inevitable. There is no other way.  Therefore, every time you choose whether or not to fulfill your function, you are really choosing whether or not to be happy. 

It comes down to our choice.
It always does.
We can cry victim, but our choices are the instruments of happiness.

Our function is to choose Love and live a life of Love.
That’s our purpose.
When we’re choosing Love, extending Love, willing to see only Love, and teach only Love, then we’re in perfect alignment and Joy is our natural state.
 
There is a spiritual practice that we can implement that will help us to break these very sticky habits.  You have to do it for it to work, you cannot just read about it.  It’s about being really, truly willing to consistently choose Love.
 
If you could listen to audios and read books in order to attain happiness, you’d already be there, right?  This healing, this transformation, it requires real effort. 
 
When we effort and it doesn’t go the way we think it should, we can draw the conclusion that healing doesn’t work for us – it works for others but not for us,and that’s simply not true. Don’t ever give up. Please trust me on that one. I’m so very grateful I didn’t give up.
 
I have two radio show episodes that I’ve done that may be helpful to you – one is called Resistance to Happiness and the other is called Reluctance to Heal.  Both are in the podcast for my radio show and both have been transcribed, so you can find every part of it here at LivingACourseinMiracles.com.
 
We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds.  Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love.  YES!  I Love you, and I thank God for you.  
 
If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests,  please click here now!  This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.  I’m developing a new offering and I’d like to know if you’re interested.
 
Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 
If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career, then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer.  I am offering two trainings in October.  They are each deeply healing, and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.
 
Right now there are SUPER Early Bird specials on my How to Lead & Create A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free workshop, and then there’s my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is a great program for anyone interested in becoming a better listener, cultivating compassion or intuition.
 
If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso” and “Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the “LIKE” button? Also, please like and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Leaving Hatred Behind

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Allowing the Peace of God

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finding Freedom from Fear is almost here!

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

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Breakthrough

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

OMG I love what is unfolding in this ministry! I’m so blessed, because right now I get to talk 1-on-1 with the folks in my Masterful Living Course and hear how they’re doing in a more intimate connection. Not everyone is having the same high level of results 100% of the time, and sometimes there needs to be a breakDOWN before there comes a breakTHROUGH. I’ve certainly experienced that so many times!

I love that more and more people are willing to really do the work and stop just talking about it.

I love that more and more people are realizing that the tools and practices actually work and miracles are the result.

Plus, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the people who are showing up to walk this path with me!

Yesterday, I was thinking about how intense the ego thought system is. I’m always opening my mind to more ways to be truly helpful.

It’s not always easy to experience or witness, but very often we do have to have an intense break down before we can have that amazing break through.

I sometimes think of the movie An Officer and A Gentleman with Richard Gere, Lou Gossett and Debra Winger. I think of the scene where Gere’s character, Mayo, finally has a breakdown to get his breakthrough.

It’s so intense for his ego, but it’s so necessary. He wants to be an officer, but he doesn’t have team spirit because he feels so alone and on his own. He’s got to look out for #1 because no one else will. In order for him to be an officer, he’s got to be ALL about the team or he can never lead. He doesn’t get that. He has to hit rock bottom to develop some true humility and get out of his false hubris.

It’s painful to go through these humiliations. It’s not required for us to fall to our knees in shame and desperation in order to have finally have the humility to let God in, to let other people in, to realize that we need to be connected to others and we cannot do it all on our own – but we often choose that painful path. Fortunately, it does work if we hit the bottom hard enough – it can knock some sense into us.

I am so very grateful for everything it’s taken for me to get to this point and I don’t look back with anything except gratitude for the opportunity to learn to Love myself and others. It’s a wild ride, and I’m so glad I don’t have to go back and do it again!

Here’s the memorable sequence from An Officer and A Gentleman – it makes me cry every time. I am grateful for God’s eternal Love. I am so grateful that Spirit never gives up on us, and that EVERYTHING works together for our good!

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

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Problem

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Last year, in a class, I said, “If you’re trying to solve your problem with anything other than Love, you’ll still have a problem.” I was glad I heard myself say it. It’s stuck with me.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 80 says “Your only problem has been solved! Repeat this over and over to yourself today, with gratitude and conviction.” Yes, let’s actually live ACIM and repeat it over and over and over again with gratitude and conviction.

My only problem has been solved!

In our spiritual waking up journey, there are times when it feels like we’re stuck in a quagmire. It can feel like a whirlpool that keeps us in the spin cycle. I’m very familiar with it. It used to really bring me down, and I’m so glad that’s shifted for me. The practice of living ACIM really works, even if we don’t believe it.

This pattern of recycling through the same patterns again and again is familiar to everyone. What we can be willing to recognize is that we don’t have to figure out how to get out of it in order to break free of it. We just have to be willing to get out of it in order to be shown the way out.

My only problem HAS been solved.
Let me recognize and celebrate this in order to experience it.

It can seem as if there’s a doorway or a gateway that’s ALWAYS available to us, but we can’t see it until we’re genuinely willing to surrender the block to seeing it. That block is the attachment to playing small, and living in lack and limitation. The block is the block to Love that we fabricate and hold in our heart and mind.

How do we unhook the attachment to playing small and living in lack and limitation? We surrender TRYING to do it, and we ALLOW Spirit to unhook the cause of it.

We are required to be willing to allow the attachment go.

That’s right. Allow Spirit to unhook the root cause of the mental pattern that keeps you stuck in the spin cycle, in the whirlpool, in the quagmire. Ask for it to be done, and allow it to be done.

What IS the root cause?

It’s simply these beliefs:

Someone is better than or less than you.

If you’re a dedicated spiritual student, then by now you know, at least on an intellectual level, that there is a Unity of all life. If all is One, is it even possible for anyone to be better than or less than you? No. Of course not. That’s a fantasy. We’re One. We’re united.

Does it seem impossible to give up a belief in better than and less than?

If we believe it, then it will appear to be true for us, and it will be the cause of our suffering, our sense of lack and limitation. It’s just a belief, and no matter how much we invest in it, it will never be true. No matter how little we invest in it, it will always cause suffering.

We decide what we will experience.

This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, 
release from pain and the complete escape from sin, 
all to be given you.  
Say only this, 
but mean it with no reservations, 
for here the power of salvation lies:  
I am responsible for what I see.  
I choose the feelings I experience, 
and I decide upon the goal I would achieve.  
And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, 
and receive as I have asked.  
Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless 
in the face of what is done to you.  
Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, 
and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.
~ ACIM  T-21.II.2.

It takes great willingness to do this.
We can find it, if we truly wish to.

Get help. Call upon the angelic realm, the Ascended Masters, the ancestors, call upon the Company of Heaven that are always there to support you, if you will allow yourself to be supported. Don’t ask for stuff in the material world. Ask for willingness, ask for the strength to see clearly, to choose Love.

The key is to surrender trying to manage and control it, and instead be truly willing.

Surrender the heavy lifting of HOW to figure it out to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

ALLOW your healing.
Make yourself a welcome, ready and receptive place for it.

If you start to wonder how it’s going to happen, say to yourself,
“How is not my problem or concern.
I choose to allow my healing.
I choose Love now.”

As soon as we are truly, genuinely willing to give up the right to our attack thoughts the Light has come, and we begin to see the gateway, the way out of stuckness. It’s there, it’s always there.

When we choose to block the Light of Love in our awareness, by cherishing our thoughts of lack and attack, then we cannot see clearly.

Our willingness to depend on a higher intelligence than the one that made you miserable is all that is required.

We learn to rely upon Spirit, the great I AM. We listen and follow. We learn to be obedient to Love’s impulse in us. Love doesn’t need anything. Love is never manipulative or self-serving, ever. Love IS everything. Love doesn’t know lack. It’s easier than we think.

The end of lack is when we fully are willing to stop attacking and simply BE Love. THEN, the power of Love operates in us, and we are able to clearly perceive the way out of the quagmire.

Attack thoughts weaken us in ALL ways.
Love strengthens us ALWAYS.

We learn to Love our Self first.

Here’s a suggestion:
Make a list of 100 ways to be kind and loving to yourself.
Make a list of 100 ways that you are unkind and unloving to yourself.
Replace the unkind with the kind in your daily choices. Choose Love.
Love strengthens you always.

Are you willing?

You don’t have to make yourself stop doing doing the negative habits – that can be really hard. Instead, replace the unloving with loving and then you’re moving at the speed of light before you know it!

Try it! It works!
Why not go for it?

Suffering IS optional – no matter what your experience has been in this world.

Today, in every area of my life,
to the very best of my ability,
I choose constructive means to bring about constructive ends,
for the purpose of our collective awakening.
In this way, every day,
I can contribute to the liberation of all beings from the dream of separation and suffering.
In this way, I can make every day a good day.

How willing are you?

Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Sacrifice

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

One of the reasons why I have found the A Development of Trust section in the A Course in Miracles Manual for Teachers so helpful is that it helps us to understand that it’s no sacrifice to give up the things that are causing our suffering.

The more we travel down this road of healing the mind and opening the heart the easier it is to see what is valuable and what is not. The things, the relationships, the attitudes and the beliefs that are not helpful become less and less valuable and then it’s easy to set them aside.

We’re one with each other eternally, so we really cannot end our relationships. There is no sacrifice there. And it is definitely helpful and self-loving to spend less time with people when it triggers us to the point that we lose our spiritual sovereignty.

All of my relationships have shifted and changed. Those that were predicated on ego needing, wanting, craving and false beliefs fell away and those that have been transformed to holy are so enriching. Who wouldn’t wish for that?

Relationships without a lot of stress are possible. That’s the very nature of a holy relationship.

We can learn to be wise by giving up the thoughts and beliefs that cause us to act in ways that aren’t very loving. Being loving, from the heart, without conditions is always wise. It brings a steady stream of insight, Clarity, Wisdom, and right action. Who wouldn’t wish for that?

I don’t waste a lot of time on nonsense anymore. What a relief!

Giving up that which isn’t inspired by Love brings more Love. That build self-esteem, and self-confidence. Who wouldn’t wish for that?

There is no sacrifice in living in service to the Light. It’s just the opposite. Everything of value is given to us with ease and grace.

When we live a life of Love, true friends are always there, visible and invisible.

Let’s give up the idea of sacrifice and start surrendering that which doesn’t serve. Let’s lay it on the altar and start focusing on how we can extend Love and compassion!

Anything you’re ready to surrender today?

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Patience

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Truth

Friday, March 1st, 2019

If we study a spiritual teaching and learn everything about it to the point where we can teach it but we don’t fully live it, then we’re fooling ourselves. We don’t really know it if we’re not living it..

For years, that was me. I thought I knew the teachings because I knew the concepts and the words.

This is the error that many spiritual students like me, and even spiritual teachers, make: they believe an intellectual knowledge is the same thing as a spiritual knowing, and nothing could be further from the Truth.

No one who really knows the Truth would fail to live it.

For years, I had an intellectual understanding of the Law of Cause & Effect. I understood that my thoughts were made manifest in form. I thought I understood that form is my experience, my feelings, and my life. And yet, I still gave myself permission to pour my precious attention into energizing thoughts and beliefs that I ABSOLUTELY did NOT want to see made manifest. I still gave myself permission to think these thoughts, invest in them and share them with others. My tragic mistake was that I put more attention on trying to change the world than to change my thinking.

How could I give myself permission to energize negativity and then blame others for those results showing up in my life, in my emotions, and in my experience unless I didn’t really believe the Law of Cause & Effect?

Knowing a spiritual teaching intellectually, without living it, is like saying “I know how to put a man on the moon because I read about it in a book.”

Living a spiritual teaching and truly embodying it is landing your rocket on the moon and being able to show others how to do it, too. That’s how big the difference is!

The biggest error most spiritual students make is, they settle for a postcard of the moon when they can live the adventure themselves! I can’t settle for a picture of Peace. I AM willing to know, embody and live the Truth that sets me FREE! I AM willing to BE the Peace I’d like to see in the world – now!

I’m so interested in discovering the Kingdom within and living fully from that awareness of my true identity. I’m so glad we get to do this together!

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Punishment

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Greetings from Sedona, Arizona! I’m here with a beautiful friend, Kevin Haddle, from Masterful Living and we came to see Carolyn Myss teach about medical intuition. I feel so loved and supported by the beauty of the land here, and the energy is deeply nourishing for the inner work we’re doing.

One of the things that I’ve been thinking about for the past week is the patterns in the mind of punishment. We recently did the “5-Day Challenge to End Self-Sabotage” and most of us who engage in self-sabotage and self-medication have an awareness that there’s an aspect to it that feels like self-punishment. The ego thought system is has an ugly thread of punishment all the way through it. And even the most dedicated spiritual students aren’t aware of it.

For instance, do you look at the political or cultural scene and see folks who are acting out in ways that seem mercenary, egotistical, and unconscionable? And, when you think of them, do you think they should be punished? I notice that it seems almost like a knee-jerk reaction.

If we see someone doing something that we label as wrong or bad, then we actively want to see them be punished. Very often, the thought of supporting them to see the effects of their choices, to practice true forgiveness and to help them discover why their choices were hurtful or destructive in order to redeem them on a spiritual level – these things are not practiced much in our culture and society.

They also aren’t practiced much in our families.

For me, it’s been so helpful, and so life-changing and relationship-changing, to ELIMINATE the need to punish anyone who has behaved in an unkind or unloving way. Instead of getting angry and upset, and telling people how I don’t like what they’ve done and blaming them for how I feel, I’ve been practicing taking responsibility and extending compassion.

In making this shift, I’ve really had to retrain and relearn, but thanks to the Higher Holy Spirit Self, it’s been miraculous and easier than I could ever have imagined – of course, having a true willingness makes the difference.

I woke up this morning thinking about the Responsibility For Sight section in the A Course in Miracles Text, it begins like this, “This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, release from pain and the complete escape from sin, all to be given you.”

I remember reading that for the first time and thinking, “WOW!! THANK YOU!”

It goes on to say, “Say only this, but mean it with no reservations, for here the power of salvation lies:” And that was another OMG, Here it comes! And then, here is what we are to say:

“I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked. Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you. Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.” T-21.II.2.

My shorthand for this became:

I am responsible for what I see,
And everything is just as I wish it to be.

I’ve said that to myself thousands of times, and it’s helped me to snap out of the delusion of the illusion an into the power of loving choices. That’s no small thing.

If we’re not taking responsibility we’re probably in blame, and then we are the victim. The victim always believe in punishment. Some people who believe they are a victim are convinced, deep down, that they are being punished for their sins.

We can put an end to all this stinking thinking. That’s what my life and work is about, helping myself to unwrap these gnarly patterns as quickly and easily as possible by truly LIVING A Course in Miracles and then sharing what I’m learning to support others.

Many believe that the pains they experience in this world are the punishment for their sins. Sometimes I think the greatest sin that ever was is the idea that God was a being or a system that would punish us. I’ve come to see that all punishment is self-inflicted, even when it seems that it’s coming from outside.

I used to feel punished and as I eliminate the wish to punish anyone, the feeling of being punished has dissolved and resolved. I cannot wish to punish someone else and not feel punished myself, because there is only one of us here. There’s no way out of experiencing what we project. There just isn’t.

However, we can heal the habit of projection. And that’s such a good thing!

On Christmas Day last year, I did a radio show on The Holy Instant & Special Relationships that you may find helpful. Also, on my radio show, I turn my focus to relationships for the whole month of February. I’ve been doing this for years and so I’ll be starting that on Tuesday. If this is a topic that particularly interests you, I encourage you to go and check out the A Course in Miracles Radio show archive. You can also get the two podcasts for all of the episodes. It’s all available for downloading, including transcripts. And now, we’re also posting the radio show episodes at YouTube for viewing with captioning at my YouTube channel. If you subscribe you’ll be notified when new videos are added.

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Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our How to Create & Lead A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Spiritual Practice Saves Money

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

I am constantly delighted by how God works in my life. I frequently say that spiritual practice saves time, money and energy, and it does. There’s tangible proof every day.

I remember one time when my computer’s DVD player wasn’t working properly, and I got a strong feeling that it was time to call Apple and find out what to do about it. The technician suggested that it might be a software issue and I should update to the latest operating system.

So, I backed everything up and did the update. That didn’t fix my DVD player. What it did was, it slowed my laptop way down. By Friday night it was so slow it was really difficult to work. Remember swapping floppies back in the old days thirty years ago? It was slow like that.

So, I called tech support and spent a couple of hours on the phone and there was no end in sight, so I decided to take the laptop to the Apple store.

At the store, I had a great Genius bar rep who was so sweet and helpful. It was a pleasure to spend time with her. In the end, here is the good news:

My laptop was 8 days from the warranty protection plan expiring, and if I hadn’t brought it in, I wouldn’t have realized it.

They’re replacing the DVD player under warranty.

They’re going to do an extra check of every component and part to make sure everything works well before that warranty expires.

They’re going to Fed-Ex it back to me.

Thank you, Spirit for sending me the intuitive hit to take care of the DVD player now and not wait!

Back in the old days, when the ego ran my life I would have been so angry and upset that any of the issues were happening, and I can bet you that the Genius Bar Goddess would not have shined her wonderful light on me and felt called to be so helpful.

I know that everything went so well because there was nothing to forgive – I didn’t feel I needed to forgive Apple when I walked in the store with my “problem.” Instead, I was simply going in for assistance, to improve things, and that’s what I got – assistance.

While I was there, I enjoyed being patient, for the most part, that everything worked together for my good and I was able to enjoy my laptop for a while longer..

I can honestly see that because of my attitude, and my Peace, I really did save time, money and energy.

That’s how life is. It’s EXTREMELY valuable to realize it. It’s so worth it to have patience. When I have patience it’s so easy to see how completely loved I am by the Universe! That’s why ACIM says, “Infinite patience produces immediate results.”

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I will not be threatened!

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt intense rage all because I’ve felt threatened. I’ve felt rage and directed it at myself, at my loved ones, and at strangers. When the wound is deep enough, people can’t handle it anymore. Rage is a form of insanity.

The violence of this world is often the result of people who feel the same as I used to feel. –a seething rage deep down. They’re feeling like a victim and acting out. Haven’t we all felt powerless, inadequate, ashamed, hurt and afraid? If it’s not addressed, it festers and ferments until it becomes rage that explodes. People often have no concept that healing is available to them.

Consider that people without a spiritual practice will generally feel that there’s nothing that can be done about their feelings. There are people in my life that have no real spiritual practice, and are not looking at their life from a spiritual perspective, and they are 100% convinced that life is happening TO them. They don’t have a concept that they could change their perspective and feel differently about themselves and their lives.

This is precisely why what we’re doing, working at the level of the mind, is so critical to the healing of ALL humanity.

For a moment, let’s consider how we talk about anger. We say things like:

He’s mad at them.

I’m mad AT them.

It sounds like shouting at, throwing something at.

Sometimes we say: They make me so mad.

They MAKE me.

Can you feel how our language and thought can be focused on being separate and being a victim or an attacker? “They make me so angry” and “ He’s mad at them” are the kind of thinking that we — you and I — are here to heal.

The fastest path I know of to healing this human insanity of victim and attacker, which is what terrorism is all about, is taking total responsibility for what you see and what you experience. 0% blame, 100% responsibility.

If you feel angry about ANYTHING, you’re probably also afraid about something, and underneath that fear is usually some deep sense of hurt or betrayal. The fear underneath the anger is usually because we haven’t recovered from some past hurt or betrayal, and we’re still holding onto judgment about what happened (remembered or not remembered) and we’re afraid of being hurt or betrayed again – we’re afraid of being poked again in an unhealed wound.

I’m willing to admit that I’ve intentionally tried to hurt or wound people because I felt threatened by them. In my past, there were times when my ego was convinced best defense was a good offense. Unfortunately, it’s not true. Fortunately, I learned from it and have forgiven myself.

The teaching about responsibility is essential to our waking up and living a joyful life, AND it is absolutely unacceptable to the ego. The ego will reject it every time. Consider this:

“I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.” ~ A Course in Miracles

If you think about the great spiritual teachers who have led many to healing in their own heart and mind, and those who have inspired us, they all teach taking responsibility.

Responsibility is very different from blame. For me, taking responsibility necessarily includes realizing that there’s something for me to learn. I have a willingness to learn, and I have an ability to learn. I can learn and grow and bring benefit to all – that’s the motivation for taking responsibility.

It helps to remember what it says early on in ACIM: “Nothing real can be threatened.”

We are of God, we cannot be threatened. Why?
Because there’s nothing OUTSIDE of or in addition to God that could threaten me.
All threats come from within and are projected outwards, and this is why we can transform our experience by healing at the level of the mind. Responsibility is RESPONSE-ability and it is the key to no longer feeling threatened.

I will not be threatened anymore! Enough of that insanity!

We’re in a world where the curriculum is about learning the difference between total responsibility and blame. The difference IS our liberation.

The ends is in the means. The means to a peaceful world is Peace. Peace IS the way. If we would like to live in a peaceful world, we must be willing to be peaceful. We cannot help by looking at the world and being mad AT them or thinking they MADE us angry. The only way the world can heal is if we heal the habit of blame. There’s nothing loving about blaming.

In the simplest human interactions where there’s a sense of upset, when people can take responsibility for their part in it, then compassion flows, forgiveness flows, judgment dissolves, the walls of separation come down.

If the world frightens you – take responsibility for your part in it. Be willing to look very carefully around your life to where you are terrorizing your self. Look deeply into that and heal that in yourself – it will shift the world.

Anger is a cry for Love. Compassion is the only healing answer. When you feel angry, train yourself to go right to self-compassion. As your mind heals, the world around you will heal. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your family, your workplace, and your life. Go for it!

This is how we actively change the world by changing our mind about the world. Let’s practice together today, and be truly helpful!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Stay tuned! A major announcement is coming about a healing retreat at the beginning of Spring. Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20 – details coming shortly!

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Healing the Root Cause

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

I used to be so convinced that what other people did and didn’t do was the reason I was upset. It was always out of my control. I was a victim. Life was happening TO me, and I didn’t like it. One of the ways I could take back control was to be upset and blame others. I could drag them into my upset. One of the best gifts we can give ourselves this new year is to stop thinking that other people are ever the cause of how we feel.

Our feelings are the direct result of our thinking combined with our belief. If we don’t like being upset, we can choose again, and this time we can choose Love.

I really don’t like drama in my life, except on the stage or in the movies. If it’s on the stage, I love it! If it’s in my house, I don’t like it. However, as someone who used to get upset quite easily and all throughout my day, I’ve learned the difference it makes to be able to be masterful with my thinking.

I’ve learned the value of spiritual sovereignty. I’ve learned to accept the miraculous healing opportunities that are contained in the upset when I’m willing to take responsibility – instead of pushing them away and medicating them. It’s a very different way of living.

A Course in Miracles tells me: “I’m never upset for the reason I think.”

People read that Lesson year after year, and they don’t really apply it as the powerful healing tool. You’d be amazed at how many people who are ACIM students write to me and tell me how upset they are when there’s a problem with their password, their payment, their downloads, or some other technical glitch that happens in the world of online delivery systems. Sometimes people start their message with “I’m so upset that …”

The way of the ego world is to think we’re upset because of situations and circumstances, but the actual fact is that we are never upset because of the reasons we think, if we think the reasons have to do with this world.

Think of it this way – if every time you got upset when someone didn’t call you when they said they would, you’d never heal the real cause of the upset. The real cause is the meaning that you make of it – the story that you tell yourself. That story is going to be some version of:

I’m not good enough and that’s why they don’t call.
They don’t respect me …
I’m not lovable …
Something’s wrong with me …
I’m bad …
I’m not worth it…

If all you do is get upset, then the pattern actually becomes stronger and more intense – more OPPRESSIVE. Is that what you are hoping to bring into your life? MORE upset? More of a sense of lack and limitation? That’s what allowing yourself to energize the upset patterns gives you, every single time.

This is EXACTLY why I focus on healing the patterns at the level of cause – eliminating the root cause of the upset so that we can feel more free and experience a miraculous life!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live, or get the download later.

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Letting the Pain Go

Friday, January 4th, 2019

I’m getting ready to offer my 5 Day Challenge to End Self-Sabotage (this is free – register now!) next week, and I’m very excited about it because the last one was so helpful to so many in releasing the habits of pain and shame.

When we self-medicate and self-sabotage, it is so emotionally painful and draining of our energy. There’s little we can do that will bring more suffering to our lives than to live in shame. That’s partly why I am so dedicated to releasing the CAUSES of shame and suffering.

As an A Course in Miracles student, I know that “pain is a wrong perspective,” as it says in Lesson 190, which is “I choose the joy of God instead of pain.”

Pain sometimes SEEMS inescapable, but life has taught me that pain doesn’t have to be ongoing and constant. In my Masterful Living Community, it’s very common for people to release all kinds of chronic pain by the end of the year.

Physical, emotional and mental pain dissolves through spiritual practice because we work at the root causes. Still, many people believe that pain is and will be constant. We have to be willing to let it go and no longer see ourselves as one who is suffering.

We can become strongly identified as a person who is in constant suffering and pain.

I’m for a pain-free life, a life of learning through Joy.

I experience a minor amount of physical pain, and rarely experience emotional or mental pain anymore – but they used to be pretty steady. This is what compels me to share what I’m discovering and learning about what’s possible for us.

I believe we can all be shining examples of joyful learners!

We can learn through direct insight, rather than the painful contrast of our fear-based choices and false beliefs.

When I had so much pain in my life, one of my constant thoughts was, that I had SO FAR TO GO. I wish I had known then, that I didn’t have ANYWHERE as far to go as I thought I did. I did the biggest part of my transformation in two years. TWO YEARS!! This is why my programs are in depth, and Masterful Living is a full year, with the ability to continue on for many years, so we don’t give up and keep going!

Had I been able to comprehend how much faster I could reach a place of mostly Peace and happiness, I would have stopped delaying and gotten on with it decades sooner. I just didn’t know.

This is really a big part of why I write this “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” each day, and why I record a new prayer each day, because we can get there so much faster than we think. Knowing this helps us get to the place of Peace faster!

ACIM also says that our willingness is all that’s required. What helped me to really increase my willingness was to start saying these affirmations:

I am willing to be all-in for Love.
I am doing it now.
God is working through me now.
Healing is happening now.
I accept and allow my healing with my whole heart.
Thank you Spirit for my healing!

I encourage you to work with these, and to find your own! In the comments section below, please share any powerful affirmations that you’ve found that support your awakening to Love!

If you absolutely knew that Spirit could transform your perspective your pain and suffering to Peace and Prosperity, but it would take two to five years, depending upon your willingness, would you delay? Would you start today?

STARTS MONDAY: I’m announcing a new FREE 5 Day Challenge program to End the Self-sabotage and Self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me on Monday!

Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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

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

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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

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Mirroring

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

One of the questions I frequently get is, whether or not a situation is a mirror or not. For instance, if someone treats me badly, is it a mirror? Well… it might be. But, it also might not be. And, there is a way to know clearly if your experience is mirroring something in your consciousness back to you, and it’s really good to be able to know whether it is or not so, you can deal with it appropriately.

It’s also very valuable to know that the mirror is always valuable. It’s not to hurt us or upset us. It’s to help us see what we haven’t been able to recognize in ourselves. And often, when we can see it in others, then we can have more compassion for it then when we see it in ourselves.

If we haven’t healed whatever the issue is, and it’s being mirrored back to us, there’s a great opportunity for expansion and healing. We can be grateful for the mirror and the trigger both! The mirror is helping us to bring the darkness to the Light for healing

Here’s how you tell if it’s a mirror of your unhealed stuff or not:

It’s your mirror if if upsets you.
If it upsets you, then there’s something to be transformed and healed, something to RE-cognize. Seize the opportunity. Invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self to heal it for you. Pushing it down or back or away will just delay your healing. We’ve delayed enough, and now’s our time to rise and shine.

If it doesn’t upset you, then it’s a cry for Love, a call for compassion, and you’re experiencing it in order to be truly helpful and a healing presence.

It’s not that complicated! And, it’s SO valuable to be able to recognize the mirror as an opportunity for healing and expansion. It’s a blessing when we realize what it’s for.

The thing that makes it SEEM complicated is our inner conflict.

We often say that we’d like to be a healing presence when, in fact, we sometimes like the idea better than the experience – especially when the experience is messy.

We get to decide how we walk in the world. What’s your way of walking today?

“Teach no one that he is what you would not want to be.

Your brother is the mirror in which you see the image of yourself as long as perception lasts.”

– A Course in Miracles, Text-7. VII. 3:8-9.

TODAY is also my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live or get the download later.

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The Path to Lasting Happiness

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

I used to have this aversion to wanting or wishing for something that I didn’t have, unless I could FEEL that there was a way to bring it into manifestation.

I had to ask myself if I was willing to live in the longing and the waiting. Back then, I wasn’t so sure it was possible for me to experience lasting happiness, so I didn’t want to try.

In a certain way, it was about not having an attachment to what I wanted. At the same time I wasn’t allowing myself to ALLOW it to unfold either. I was blocking the very thing I desired.

Since then, I’ve come to learn that this is extremely common. It’s also something that can be transformed pretty quickly.

Healing these hidden patterns of unworthiness that produce the thoughts of lack, attack, shame and guilt are just part of what I share in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. Clearing out these old false belief patterns is what we focus on in Masterful Living, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Opening up the doors of our consciousness and letting the Light in is so amazing, healing and transformative. It brings forth unexpected miracles.

Every day brings forth beautiful revelations of perfect Love, if we ALLOW it.

Yesterday, I was traveling to Cancun, Mexico for the Annual Global HeartMath Conference. I wasn’t thinking, and I didn’t allow extra time for an international flight.

I got to the airport 1 hour before, and they told me I wouldn’t be able to check in, because I was too close to flight time. I let that be okay, and knew all was well. After about 10 minutes, they told me I could get on the flight and I was all set.

I made the flight, and when I got to the resort where the conference is, I decided to go for a swim and was greeted by a double rainbow and an ocean that was ready and waiting for me.

Would you be willing to be ON a path of happiness, without expectations of anything except miracles – and let go of any idea of what those miracles are? If so, then let’s go together!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

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

Family Forgiveness

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

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

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is The Path to Lasting Happiness. 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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Success & Happiness

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

There’s success from the perspective of Spirit and success from the view of ego. I’ve had ego successes that were failures of Spirit. I got the thing I wanted, needed and was craving. And, for that brief moment, I was so happy.

I was happy because I had what I thought I wanted. What I had, I thought, would make me happy.

HOW WRONG I WAS. There, I said it! And, I learned from it. I made the same error so many times, I finally decided to learn from it.

I used to reject my blessings because I didn’t understand what true success was.

Can your relate? Of course you can! This is part of the human experience – but let’s not pass it on to the next generation. Let’s teach only Love and have a healing experience, starting NOW!

It’s never too late to be happy.

Spirit knows what will make us happy. Let’s put Spirit in charge.

Someday, it may be that no one will remember Madonna or Tom Cruise. Franklin Pierce was President of the United States of America for 4 years, and I’ll bet you cannot name one thing he did that is noteworthy or what was happening during his presidency.

If we define success by something outside of us, then we’re missing the opportunity to experience true and lasting success. What is success to you? What do you really value most?

Often, people define success as something achieved on the outside. Success in the world is what most people think of. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course we redefine what success means to us – and it means release from suffering, awakening awareness, feeling more free and more masterful day-by-day. We define success as permanent healing.

Success in the world is always illusory. Even if you build the tallest building, someone might decide to fly a plane into it and send it crashing to the ground, making of it a monument to hurt and anger.

Even if you win the Academy Award for Best Actor like Paul Muni or Paul Scofield for spectacularly brilliant performances (seriously, brilliant work) – people might completely forget you ever existed, and that your accomplishment ever happened. And would it make any difference if we did remember?

The only thing we can take with us from this human life is our awareness. What is your focus now? Are you placing your attention on something that has lasting value? If not, then is it a surprise that you don’t feel successful? It’s not rocket science. It’s actually so very simple. Love is the thing that brings fulfillment. We can Love OURSELVES and find that fulfillment.

What I love about the power of an effective spiritual practice is that you can immediately start to feel successful. With a very simple spiritual practice, you can change your life from messy to miraculous. Are you willing? Consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2019. We’re going to rock our transformation next year, and we’re starting now!

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE:

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register and get the replay – I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

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

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

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Unity

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Spirit is always leading us to a greater expression of Unity, Love, connection, Oneness, even when it seems like we’re being led away.

I woke up this morning and checked the election results, and here’s what I feel for us here in the United States and around the world:

We’re still divided in what we value. There’s a strong appearance of sides and opposition. With the new shifts in the balance of power in the government, I sense that Spirit is forcing us to look at the pain of acting in a divisive way. It feels to me like we’re choosing to learn what comes from making anyone the enemy or the “bad guy”.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the President, a senator, a governor or a caravan. When we don’t recognize our brothers and sisters are One with us, we’re going to suffer, and it’s our own choice because it’s our decision to separate that causes the pain.

There is no “other”. There just isn’t.

We must change our view to have a new experience.
That’s what the Civil Rights movement taught us.
And yet, here we are, learning it again.

A Course in Miracles tells us so clearly, “Seek not to change the world, but to choose to change your mind about the world.” That’s our calling. That’s our Divine Destiny.

Let us be about our Divine Mother-Father’s business now.

Healing these hidden patterns of divisiveness and suffering are just part of what I share in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. Clearing out these old false belief patterns is what we focus on in Masterful Living, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

TODAY My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

 

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

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

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle, and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, online or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live, or get the download later.

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

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Getting Out From Under Guilt

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

The worst thing you can possibly do is not vote in this election. Just kidding. I don’t wish to lay a guilt trip on anyone, but I do wish to share that, underneath all the anger and upset, it’s pretty exciting what’s happening in this election that culminates today.

Approximately 550 schoolteachers are running for local office.
People from all kinds of professions – not politicians – are running for office for the very first time.

They’re inspired to make a difference, and I admire their courage and tenacity!

These people are regular folks, like us, who are inspired to make their communities a better place! I am inspired to support them and help get out the vote.

Today I’ll be driving local college students to the polls so they can vote.

Who can you call or text to get out the vote?
You might not think it matters, but people really respond to encouragement from others, and it inspires them to vote, too!

Today, on my radio show I’m sharing about getting out from under guilt. In Masterful Living we’ve been really discovering all kinds of hidden guilt that’s like a background noise in our mind.

It helps to remember that the guilt isn’t actually real. It’s a manifestation of a belief that we’re bad and wrong for having left God’s perfect Love, and that we deserve to be punished. All guilt is a manifestation of this belief.

You’d be surprised at how much energy is being siphoned off by ego patterns that seem to be running in the background. Add them all up, and they are draining off people’s capacities to have healthy relationships, bodies, finances and much more.

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people can transform their life through doing this work.

Consider this:

Imagine how much better you’d feel about every moment of every day if you could live the deep desire of your heart, and really see it come to manifestation. Now, consider how much better you’d feel about your life if you could eliminate your top couple of challenges. Alright, now, imagine that you could do both– manifest your deep desire AND eliminate some top challenges.

Just imagine how different you would feel about everything, how much more at Peace your body would feel. I’m really inviting you to feel it. Feel your vibration shift – it will make you more magnetic in attracting what’s needed for these shifts. Cultivate that feeling! It costs you nothing.

This is the kind of miraculous shift that we bring forth in Masterful Living. No matter where you are starting from, you can have miraculous results.

Real people.
Real miracles.
Real relief from guilt.

Healing these hidden patterns of lack, attack, shame and guilt are just part of what I share in my year-long Masterful Living Course. Clearing out these old false belief patterns is what we focus on in Masterful Living, which is why people have such extraordinary results.

Masterful Living Course 2019 is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted. And, you can also book a consultation to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program.

My gift to you: I’m offering a Masterful Living Course 2019 preview class this coming Wednesday.

Family Forgiveness
Wednesday, November 7

Click here now to register – this class is open to anyone, and I’ll share how to apply this to your family, so that you can experience miraculous healing in your family this year, and then start 2019 with a whole new readiness to make it the best year ever.

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

Family gatherings such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me on Wednesday. Register now and let’s heal together!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Getting Out From Under Guilt. 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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Healing the Hatred

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

I find it hard to understand hatred. In order to hold onto any kind of anger or condemnation, it requires a real commitment, and it’s also a sacrifice. In order to hold onto these attack thoughts, we must also be deeply committed to a life of either stagnation, torment or degradation.

No one can hold onto that intense negativity and not sacrifice their happiness and their Peace. And yet, I know that there have been times when I felt it was worth it, and I see that others do, too, although it’s definitely on it’s way out – despite what we see in the world.

In my spiritual practice, I find that all disturbances are caused by my judgments. As long as there is no judgment, there is Peace in my mind. And still, when so many are feeling distraught, my empathic nature comes in, and I relate. It feels so sad.

And yet, I have to say that I do believe what Jesus tells us in A Course in Miracles. I find His teachings helpful and comforting.

“I do not know what anything is for.” Lesson 25

“I’m never upset for the reason I think.” Lesson 5

“What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?” Lesson 135

“It takes great learning to understand that all things, events, encounters and circumstances are helpful.” M-4.I.A.4.

“Fear arises from lack of love.
The only remedy for lack of love is perfect love.
Perfect love is the atonement.” T-2.VI.7.

How could it be that such insanity as what’s transpired at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, or the neglect of the good people in Puerto Rico could ever be for good?

I don’t claim to understand it, but here’s what I can feel: I can feel that there is a good that is coming out of it all, and I’m holding that in my mind.

I believe it’s possible that this massacre could lead to different gun laws and less murder.

I believe that exposure of the racism that is being revealed and brought to our attention is bringing forth a healing.

I hold in my mind that the good is being revealed now.
I hold in my mind that healing is happening now.
I hold in my heart that we are all one and that Peace begins with me, and this is the moment now.
I choose Love.
I choose Peace.

I invite you to join with me today and practice:

“Love holds no grievances.” Lesson 68

I’ve held onto grievances for many years, and I no longer wish to do that. Now is a time for committing to Peace with a deep devotion and being the message we’d like to see in the world.

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships, and join me next Wednesday:

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Spirit Is Progressive

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

When I was first studying the Science of Mind teachings of Ernest Holmes, I took great comfort in his teachings about Spirit’s progressive nature.

There are times when I used to feel like I was regressing. I was in the part of my healing experience where I was re-experiencing the old patterns in painful ways. I’d think that “Something is wrong with me,” and that I wasn’t really making progress. I’d get down on myself, and feel like a failure.

Those times of feeling like I was regressing would be so difficult. I’d be so filled with judgment about myself. My energy would just deflate, and I’d want to self-medicate to escape.

Ernest Holmes’ clarity about Spirit’s progressive nature really helped me to comprehend that, even though it felt like I was regressing, that it wasn’t even possible, because God’s very nature is progressive, and since I’m part of God, it’s my nature, too.

Sure, sometimes it feels like we’re taking steps backwards. But, here’s why: we’re reviewing the patterns of the past and the beliefs based on decisions we made in the past. We’re reviewing. Reviewing and re-evaluating something is often felt like experiencing it anew, but we’re actually not.

It can feel like we’re repeating the same exact things again and again, but we’re evaluating all aspects and learning from every morsel,

AND …

We can decide to let Spirit be the teacher instead of experience.

I found that when the temptation to judge myself, and then feel like I wasn’t making progress, or that I was backsliding, I had a way out if I wished to take it.

I could tell myself:
God’s nature is progressive, and so is mine.
I am rising in Love!

This spiritual practice helped me to move into gratitude and lift my vibration, so I could see, hear, feel and know, more clearly, that I AM fully progressive by my very nature.

Spirit is not regressive. It just doesn’t make sense.
Only the ego is regressive.
Spirit is inherently expanding into greater expressions, and so are we, whether we know it or not.

There are no steps backwards, anymore.
Only onwards and upwards, rising in Love!
WOO HOO!

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving, are often triggers into feeling that we’ve regressed. Prepare yourself and join me next Wednesday:

FREE CLASS: Next week on Wednesday I’m offering a free LIVE VIDEO class – it’s a preview for Masterful Living Course 2019. The topic is Family Forgiveness – register now and let’s heal together!

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Greediness Be Gone!

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Last night was Halloween, and at my brother’s house we had hundreds of trick-or-treaters.  It’s a very popular neighborhood for trick-or-treating.  People actually come from other areas in carloads.  It’s as though a candy-eating army descends on the neighborhood.  It’s all orderly and friendly.  There’s no egging of houses.  No toilet paper.

Many of the houses in the neighborhood really go for it with decorations, and our family is at the top of that list.  My sister-in-law is a creative mastermind with costumes and decorations.  The house is decorated inside and out.  (see pics)

This is the second time that Mikey has been a wizard, and the costume was his concept, executed by him and his parents.  Debbie was up till 2 a.m. the night before.  And. you can’t quite tell in the daylight, but those potion bottles glow.

We probably gave away as many as 500 small candy bars. I went out in the ‘hood with my nephew, Mikey, his mom, Debbie, and other friends.  We were a pack of eight boys and three mom-types.

It was wonderful to see how polite the boys were. and how they waited for each other when there was a costume malfunction.  As the night wore on, they weren’t that interested in the candy. They had enough, but they were still out there having fun together!

Through the whole evening, back at the house, only a couple of kids grabbed more than one piece of candy.  Kids mostly said “Thank you” and “Happy Halloween!”

I feel so happy for all these kids, that they get to have such a nice experience.  This whole area has so many decorated houses.  New neighbors ran out of candy before the big wave even hit at 7 p.m.  I guess no one warned them the army was coming.

Although people aren’t as inventive with homemade costumes as they used to be, there’s still a lot of great costumes out there.  I noticed that Mikey’s friends were all mostly creative and homemade.  It takes one person to set the tone with strong assurance. and others will follow.

I’m not saying that it’s Mikey that sets the tone, but he’s the last of 4 kids. and nine years younger than his next sibling. so he’s seen the costume extravaganza of creativity that has been his family tradition.  It’s what his Dad and I did. too. when we were kids.  Mikey’s mom’s mother would sew costumes for her nine children. and also made them matching outfits year-round.  We like dressing up!

There can be a tendency for some to think of the kids that don’t have much in the way of costumes as being lazy. But I would bet they’d all much rather have an experience of creative expression and family fun, but they’re not the leaders in their family.

And for the kids who grab a handful when they’re asked to take one piece, they wouldn’t do it if they knew there was sufficiency.  If they knew they were loved, they wouldn’t need to grab, or hoard, or be rude.  We can blame them, judge them, and label them as wrong and bad, but that doesn’t help them.

Instead, we can bless them.  We can bless everyone who seems to be pushy, or a bully, or acting from a deep sense of lack.  Those that feel unlovable often act in a way that further escalates their experience, and demonstrates to them their false belief.  Let’s not give in to it, anymore.  Let’s teach them that we see them as worthy, as Love, and then we can all have a truly happy Halloween, each and every year.

There’s a sacred opportunity in each moment, if we’re willing to find it.  This is how we unlock the Joy in our life, and step away from a life of repetitive fear and despair.

Here is my sister-in-law, Debbie, as a “Mom Shark” and me as a “Violet Flame Queen.”

Last weekend, the family went to a Jaws themed party!

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