Archive for the ‘A Course in Miracles’ Category

Don’t Take It Personally

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

It’s so valuable for us to remember that when people are upset with us, it’s really NOT personal. Think about it, when you feel upset because of what someone is doing, aren’t you actually upset because of how you are judging them? It’s your judgment that upsets you – not what they’re doing. It’s your interpretation. It’s the meaning you make of it that is bothering you.

When we’re upset, we’re viewing the perfection in the moment through the lens of the past. That’s why A Course in Miracles tells us “you’re never upset for the reason you think.”

When we don’t like what someone is doing or not doing the tendency is to become take it personally, judge and then feel upset, and then fearful. It’s the same old pattern repeating over and over. When it seems like we’re being attacked, the tendency is to defend by attacking which just increases the turmoil.

I love that ACIM says, “The best defense, as always, is not to attack another’s position, but rather to protect the truth.”

I always know that I’m incorrect when I’m blaming others for my upset. I’m not interested in seeing myself as a victim any longer – enough of that! I’m interested in feeling empowered, loving and happy. I am willing to receive all challenges as a gift.

Now is the time for us to focus on HEALING these pain patterns. When the trigger happens, the healing opportunity is practically screaming at us. Let’s not delay another day!

LIVE Video LOVE-stream today: Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself.

Spring Clearing Retreat NOW ON LIVESTREAM – click here for more details

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Spring Clearing

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Good God Almighty, I really do feel blessed. It’s such a blessing to be able to work with friends, and to be able to go to beautiful places and do the work that I love. It’s fun and it’s fulfilling.

I used to have a fantasy about having fun and fulfilling work, but I gave that up for holding a vision of healing. Each one of us who has the courage to do our own healing work shares the benefit with everyone.

Last night in our retreat, Lisa Natoli was asking if we were willing to be saviors. Each one of us that is willing to be the Light of the world is a savior.

It really made a difference in my life to know that each loving choice I made was bringing benefit to everyone and not just myself. It became this incentive for me to really focus my attention and get on with it.

Sometimes we can get into a trap of thinking “I’ll do it tomorrow” – but in truth, tomorrow doesn’t ever come. It’s always today that the healing opportunity is presenting itself.

Consider what healing opportunities you’ve been putting off until tomorrow. Spring is here. Winter is over here in the Northern Hemisphere, the seasons are changing. Let’s change, too.

What have you been putting off in terms of your healing, your happiness, your awakening? Be willing to make some supportive choices every day and you’ll see the change.

Put Spirit in charge, and you’ll always be glad you did!

LIVE Video LOVE-stream today: Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

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Love Is Streaming

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

As you may know, yesterday we began a healing retreat with my friends Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, and Corinne Zupko, and other friends old and new as participants. We’re having a lovely time. Healing is happening already.

Last night, just as we were starting, there was a power outage. We’re at a huge resort. Hundred of rooms. Suddenly, just as we’re starting our evening program, lights out!

The emergency lights came on. But they only lasted so long, and they ran out of power. Fortunately, the staff brought us some battery operated camping lanterns and we were able to carry on with very limited lighting.

We literally found the light in the dark!

It took some doing, but we even managed to carry on with our Live Video Love-stream for the home audience!

Instead of using the computer and items that we’d planned, we had to use our phones – one as a camera and one as a microphone. And the signal was strong enough and it held while we did the Love-stream. Amazing!

What I know about my life is this: the more I let go of judgment, the more I am undaunted by whatever life brings me.

I’ve learned to be grateful for what is and not complain.
I don’t do this perfectly – yet – but I aspire to.

Today, the folks who are joined with us at the retreat are making a fearless inventory of the things that block their ability to accept the healing, expansion, and life that they truly desire. This takes real courage.

Please hold us in prayer.

Corinne is going to share about transforming anxiety this morning and we’re going to have a whole lot of healing today!

Life without judgment is a life without fear.
Let’s prove it together!
There’s so much more healing to come!

LIVE Video LOVE-stream starts today: Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

NOW ON LIVESTREAM – click here for more details

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Transforming Self-Hatred

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Yesterday, I got guidance to change the topic of my radio show at the last minute and talk about my journey of transforming self-hatred and how it relates to the hatred we see erupting in the world today.

Now is an epic time for healing these patterns of the past, and I’m so grateful that I’m starting a healing retreat today with my friends Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli and Corinne Zupko. I can really see how my intentions are becoming made manifest.

I had such a strong intention to leave the past behind and to experience deep healing. I am so grateful to be able to PROVE that God works in my life and the lives of others. I love being able to PROVE that these ACIM teachings are real and they work.

We resist living the life we most want to live because we feel unworthy, but all are worthy.

Who in your life do you see as being unworthy of happiness. Would you be willing to give that up in order to have happiness for yourself? You can’t deny someone else’s happiness and have your own. Life doesn’t work that way.

Let’s pray for everyone to be happy. True happiness comes from being loving. Let’s choose that now.

There’s so much more healing to come!

LIVE Video LOVE-stream starts today: Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

NOW ON LIVESTREAM – click here for more details

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Finding Happiness

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

In general, people don’t feel empowered to change their lives. Instead, they have a strategy of managing, coping and settling.

If managing and coping don’t work, they’ll decide to settle.

In 2010, I was participating in a group coaching call with a wonderful marketing expert, Chris Williams from Wide Awake Marketing. I was trying to learn some helpful marketing basics. Chris was helping us to practice our elevator speeches.

An elevator speech is a 20-second introduction that you could give to someone in the time it takes to go up a couple of floors in an elevator. There was a woman who said she was a life coach, and her elevator speech was:

I help people with their problems by coming up with managing and coping strategies so they can have better relationships, more fulfilling careers and improve their health and well-being.

I immediately knew my elevator speech could be:

I help people find happiness. Together we solve their problems by healing the root causes, including identifying and eliminating their managing and coping strategies so they can actually enjoy their life, and have fulfilling relationships and careers while improving their health and well-being.

I didn’t wish to make the life coach wrong, but if you settle for learning managing and coping skills is like making an agreement that you can’t ever have the life you desire. You HAVE to settle in order to apply that approach.

I can’t advocate for settling, managing and coping. That’s a strategy for people who feel that solutions aren’t available to them. It’s a strategy for people who feel like they’re on their own and don’t have any tangible INTELLIGENT support.

I’ve learned that I ALWAYS have tangible intelligent support from Spirit, from my Higher Holy Spirit Self, because I’ve cultivated a relationship with my Higher Holy Spirit Self, and so it’s always available to me – as long as I’m not harboring unforgiveness.

When I’m holding on to resentments and regrets, guilt, blame and shame, then I’m focused on my own beliefs and the story I’ve made up about things. If I’m attached to that false perspective, is it even possible that I’d be interested in actually solving my problems? Can happiness be possible?

If I’m thinking I’m so right about how wrong things are, is there any part of me that’s open to having a healing?

We think we have to manage, cope and settle when we don’t feel empowered. And then, happiness seems out of the question.

When we don’t forgive, when we attack and hold grudges, when we complain and feel resentful, when we feel guilty, when all of these thoughts and feelings are swirling around our mind every day, we simply do not feel loving and kind, we don’t feel generous and compassionate to ourselves or others. And THAT is why we don’t feel empowered.

Love is our power. It is the power of Love in us that allows us to feel worthy of a good life, rather than settling, managing and coping.

I invite you to consider where you might be managing and coping, and where you may have settled. Then, choose happiness. The first step is self-forgiveness. That’s the first act of Self-Love.

If you’re willing to be more loving every day, you’ll notice you feel empowered to make changes rather than continue to cope. It sounds really simple, which it is. It’s just a matter of whether or not we choose to focus on being more willing to be more loving every day.

When we’re making more loving choices, our family makes more loving choices, our friends and our co-workers are inspired, too. Being loving is inspiring and infectious. And if that doesn’t bring happiness, keep at it, because it surely will!

If you feel resistant, you may be resistant to happiness itself, and that’s what I’m going to share about on my radio show today.

Now’s the time for for us to shine the Light of Love into every day and share the happiness!

We’re getting ready for our Spring Clearing Retreat this week – it’s not too late to join us – and we still have payment plans!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

THIS WEEK: Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

NOW ON LIVESTREAM – click here for more details

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Resistance to 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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Intensity of Density

Monday, March 18th, 2019

In case you haven’t noticed, things are picking up speed and intensity. We’re living in the time of speed. What would take a generation to come to terms with, we’re doing in a year.

Right now, we can all bear witness to eruptions of all kinds in all directions. There are explosions of ferocious and deadly weather. Planes crashing. Massacres. Outbreaks of war. The patriarchy is being turned on its side and it’s shaking. Those who feel entitled to profit off of other people’s pain are being exposed. Hatred is coming to the surface, and those who cannot lead with Love attempt to divide and conquer.

It’s the intensity of density, the shaking and howling as we rise up to a higher vibration. Those who resist are not going quietly.

Are you in breakdown or breakthrough, or can you feel both happening?

Very often, there’s a breakdown before there’s a breakthrough. Sometime’s  it feels impossible to believe that everything works together for our good. At times it feels insane to even contemplate that everything in this world could possibly work together for our good.

Many times, when there are dramatic and intense acts of violence and destruction from nature or from people, it feels as though we’re living in a world that is completely insane.

When it feels insane, I focus on increasing my trust and faith that there is only God’s Will, and no other Will, no separate Will. I affirm that if I could see beyond time and space, I would know and see and feel the perfection that is being revealed.

God’s Will is perfect happiness for me. And I can suffer but from the belief there is another will apart from His. A Course in Miracles Lesson 116

As of now, in most cases, I do not know what anything is for (ACIM Lesson 25) and so I can either be terrified or I can place my trust in Love. I cannot handle being terrified, as it feels pointless, and placing my trust in Love has never, ever been pointless, so I go with what works for me.

I feel comfort and security in knowing that there is only one will at work in my life, and I can learn to trust it completely. I feel that is my mission. To fully trust and have faith that Spirit is fully good, and there is no ACTUAL opposition to that good, no matter how things appear.

Let us learn to rely upon grace. I certainly do. Grace is always available and present. Whether we ask for it or not, it’s activated. Like a Divine Insurance Plan.

Grace becomes inevitable instantly in those who have prepared a table where it can be gently laid and willingly received; an altar clean and holy for the gift.

Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real. A Course in Miracles Lesson 169

Our mission is to rise above the battlefield and see all is One. United, indivisible. Grace is Divine Justice at work in our lives. On this we can rely and never doubt, if we choose.

Let us know that there is Divine Will and grace at work in the lives of everyone who is having a breakdown right now. Something powerfully good is happening regardless of how it looks. Spirit is in charge. Spirit does not fail and will not fail. On this we depend. We don’t have to make the healing happen, we allow it. Our willingness is all that is required.

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us! We have a couple of spots left.

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if that helps you.

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Self-Love

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

One of the great temptations of many spiritual students is to be alone with Spirit. In my experience, most of us, once we have begun to clear enough of the clutter in our heart, we yearn for more of that time alone in the secret place of the Most High. We yearn for communion.

Once we actively let go of the mountains of self-judgment through an active practice of self-forgiveness, we then have a capacity to be alone with Spirit. And that’s a very wonderful and nurturing practice. It’s deeply healing.

Sometimes, though, we can be hiding from people because being with people is so challenging. I can see in my own journey that it looks as though it’s been a process, although I’m certain that healing is not a process. Awakening is not a process. I can see now that healing is a decision.

Here are some of the major steps in my experience of healing and awakening to truth:

Step #1 – I made a decision to Love myself.
This was a true commitment that I actively practiced.
That decision started the ball rolling.

Next, began to take spiritual classes that taught me to pay and have active prayer partnerships.

Next, I decided to give up my judgments and opinions about everything and look for the truth. I made a commitment to off-load all the judgments and live without them.

Next, I furthered this commitment by deciding to forgive everything in my past, from this life or any other, whether I could remember it or not.

I did all of this so that I could focus on being loving in the present moment, in the NOW, where the Love actually is.

Along the way, I naturally stopped thinking about the past.
I stopped fantasizing.
I started thinking of myself as a servant in service to Love and Light.
I started to spend a lot more time in spiritual connection and community with others.

Along the way, I naturally stopped thinking about the past, because to judge is to be reliving the past. The more I give up judgment, the less I think about the past.

I stopped fantasizing. I realized that fantasy is like a drug to escape the present moment. When I’m not awake and aware in the present moment, then I cannot experience Love. I’m preventing myself from being healed when I fantasize, because Love is the healer and there’s no Love present in fantasy – not even in Love fantasies.

I started thinking of myself as a servant in service to Love and Light. I started to ask how I could be of higher service. I started to look for service opportunities – not to GET Love, but to share it.

I started to spend a lot more time in spiritual connection and community with others. More Prayer Partners. More spiritual connection with people who were like-minded.

In relationships, there’s so much learning.
Our relationships demand that we look at the effects of our thoughts, choices and actions. Relationships are the mirror that reflects back to us, continually.

I realized that when the mirror is reflecting back our self-attack and self-judgment, of course we want to run from the mirror.

I began to see that when other people are triggering me, and I think it’s because of their energy that I’m being brought low, I can realize that it’s not even possible.

Other people’s negativity doesn’t bring me down when I’m here to Love and teach only Love. In that case, their cry for Love lifts me up, because I can respond with Love.

Other people’s negativity only bothers me when I judge them for it. I had to learn how to discard my own negativity in order to be helpful. And that is how I proved that I will be healed as I let Spirit teach me to heal.

Through choosing to trust, I have proved that I don’t have to wonder worry what to say, where to go or what to do, because Spirit will direct and guide me.

I have discovered Peace through learning to live the teaching in what I call the My Purpose Prayer from A Course in Miracles:

I am here only to be truly helpful.

I am here to represent Him Who sent me.

I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,

because He Who sent me will direct me.

I am content to be wherever He wishes,

knowing He goes there with me.

I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.

It’s challenging to believe that the life we’d really like to live can come from living this way, but it does. I see it over and over again with people in our classes.

I recognize that it’s challenging to believe that actually doing the work will bring the results that we’d like. That’s not the teaching of the world.

The teaching of the world is opposite to the teaching of Spirit. The world teaches us to look outside for the Kingdom, and Spirit tells us to look within.

ACIM tells us we’re afraid to look within because we judge ourselves as bad and unworthy.

It’s really way past time for us to still be hesitating to be the Light of the world because we don’t feel worthy. When we’re willing to be with others without judgment, we can easily see that all are worthy. It’s only our belief that some are not that keeps us from realizing that we, too, are worthy.

Gathering together with others is what my focus is. That’s why I don’t really do a lot of lecturing – I’d much rather be with others. That’s why I offer my weekly Sacred Circle, the Finding Freedom Boot Camp, Masterful Living yearlong course – all ways for us to gather together.

It’s why I stopped teaching my forgiveness workshop in person and started doing it online. It’s why I prefer to do retreats and trainings, rather than conferences.

I like to get into the work and do it together for maximum healing. In the Power of Love Ministry, we’re moving toward hosting more and more gatherings online, and maybe in person, offering opportunities for us to heal together.

One of the things that is the most wonderful for me is when I do retreats. There are always people who come up to me on the breaks and have so much excitement and tears of gratitude who tell me that they had long believed that “I was the only one.” There’s so much healing we can have when we join together.

I’d like to encourage you to find ways to join together and do the work with others as much as you can. Yes, you’ll have to get out of your comfort zone sometimes, and you’ll have to confront your own judgments – but is there really ANY comfort zone when we’re identified with the ego, with feeling bad and wrong?

In my experience, it’s much easier to look at what we perceive as darkness when we can go together and hold each others’ hands.

Linda Soto, one of our Spiritual Counselors, shared this wonderful quote with me in a conversation we were having about this the other day:

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  ~Joseph Campbell

Our hearts are the cave we fear to enter, because we’ve stored so much regret, resentment, judgment, blame and shame in there. When I made the decision to learn to Love myself, I made a decision to enter that cave. I wish I could have had you with me then. We could have gone together – and that is why I now am such a fan of doing this really deep work – the work we resist, and put off, and fear – together. It’s just easier together. And, more fun.

“Yet you cannot make yourself unworthy because you are the treasure of God…” A Course in Miracles

Our Higher Holy Spirit Self will clear out the cave, if we are willing. We must be willing, and that means actually calling it forth, allowing it to happen. We must get out of the way and really say YES.

Today is the perfect day to say,m “Yes!” Let’s do it together!

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And Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the longtime sun shine upon you, all Love surround you, and the pure Light within you guide your way on!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us! We have a couple of spots left.

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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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Happy Helper

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

In this world, even though we’re all one with each other and part of the same dynamic Love Intelligence, we still can’t make anyone happy – not really. Others cannot make us happy, either – although we often feel convinced that they can.

It’s very easy to get deluded into thinking someone or something outside of ourselves can make us happy, but happiness doesn’t really come until we give up that concept.

Nonetheless, we can SHARE happiness. Throughout our day we have the opportunity to be loving and supportive to others, and we can take the opportunity, out of the generosity and givingness of our heart and make the most of it. When we share happiness, it makes our own heart even lighter.

If we’re open to it and ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self, we’ll be guided to the ways we can share that will actually be helpful. I find that the very best ideas that come to me are always just that – ideas that come to me.

I recognize the difference between ideas that I have and ideas that are given to me by the Higher Holy Spirit Self. They have very different energetics. Learning to recognize the difference is quite helpful. It’s as if the Higher Mind’s ideas are more clean, clear, shiny and sparkly.

I like to ask for ideas of how to be helpful, rather than just figure them out. Whenever I ask for guidance, the quality of the idea is so much more enjoyable than the one I figured out.

Being willing and available to share happiness can be like a spiritual hobby. It’s a kind of spiritual gardening. In our spiritual garden we can pull the weeds and plant seeds of happiness.

It’s really very rewarding to plant seeds of future happiness for people without even letting them know what we’re doing or what we’ve done.

This is how Spirit operates – always planting seeds for our happiness.

And this is precisely why judging things as “not good” does not lead to happiness. The seeds have been planted, and the time for harvest is always now.

One of the primary ways to harvest is to share with others. As A Course in Miracles tells us: To have, give all to all.

To have Love, share Love.
To have happiness, share happiness.

Let’s put Spirit in charge and look for more ways to be generous of heart, and share our happiness to increase it.

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us! We have a couple of spots left.

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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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No Ego Satisfaction

Friday, March 15th, 2019

There’s no such thing as ego satisfaction. It doesn’t exist. What does exist is spiritual fulfillment. Let’s go for that.

Have you ever been consumed and distracted with accomplishing errands and doing chores, instead of expanding into Love, Beauty and Wisdom through spiritual practice? I have! I’ve chosen the ego satisfaction of getting things done instead of deepening my spiritual connection.

The ego has a lot of tricks that are really subtle, and they can hook us so easily.

Sometimes we’d rather run errands and get chores done than simply be contemplative and commune with Spirit for 20 minutes. We’re avoiding that spiritual connection. The ego is such a trickster. We can get everything done and orderly and have missed *the whole point of experiencing more order and Clarity. It’s not about ego satisfaction and accomplishment. The point is for us to choose Clarity and experience Clarity. It’s not about what we did – it’s about what we ARE.

Then, too, some folks live in such a mess of disorder that they find it impossible to concentrate and are always off balance, and playing catch up, arriving late and feeling distracted, and so they spin around for those 20 minutes that they could have used to tune in and tune UP! Been there and done that!

Right now, more than ever, there’s gold in the little moments – because the choice we make is either opening to Love or choosing separation – even in the little and insignificant choices. There’s the power and presence of God in each choice we make, if we look for it. It’s SO worth making a series of seemingly small loving choices. In my experience, it’s life-changing. It’s that drip, drip, drip that can fill a bucket much quicker than we thought.

The thing that helps us to keep from being caught in those ego distractions is to have a clear aspiration for awakening to our true identity AND a strong intention to be aligned with our Higher Holy Spirit Self. Spirit will lead us if we’re intending to be led.

This I know – each moment we can start again. It’s important to realize that many small loving choices each day transform our fearful life into a life full of Love.

I say, let’s go for spiritual fulfillment! Our HEART is the heart of God and that IS the Kingdom. Are you in? What say you?

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us! We have a couple of spots left.

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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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Manifesting, Life Purpose and Relationships

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

When I first started counseling people, many people were asking for help living their life purpose, healing their relationships, and manifesting the life they desired. These are three main topics that people have in life.

Being successful at living our life purpose, having great relationships and manifesting even the most basic necessities can all seem like a big mystery. We don’t wish to manifest our heart’s desire only to have it slip through our fingers. We’d like to have the consciousness to hold on to it!

Everything in our life is a demonstration of our beliefs. Many times beliefs are hidden, and even though we believe life is abundant, we’re not experiencing it. We can believe that God is Love, but we’re not experiencing it. This can be intensely frustrating.

We feel like a failure, and we know that’s not helpful. We label “not spiritual” and it makes us feel like a fake, adding insult to injury. It doesn’t have to stay that way.

When you think of manifesting, do you think of:

  • Home, Car, Vacations, or
  • Paying the bills, Groceries, Needs of your family, or
  • Life Purpose and Career, Relationships with a partner and friends

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If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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Golden

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Yesterday was National Golden Retriever day and in case you missed it, I’m here to remind you. My family has had two Goldens, and we just love them in our family. Max was the last “good boy” we had and he was a precious charmer.

When my mom was so ill, he was glued to her most of the time. When she could still walk, he wanted to be so close to her he’d go right along side her no matter how slow she walked. I knew he was supporting her energetically, and he was there to break her fall if she teetered.

When the doctor made a house call,or the hospice workers were in for a visit, they’d kick Max out of the room and shut the door. He’d put his nose in the crack of the door and whine until they let him in. He knew he was supposed to be in there for moral support!

I just love this video I saw today, and it reminds me so much of how precious Max is and how much I miss him. I dare you to watch this video only one time!

Please tell me which one of these precious pups is your favorite in the comments below! I think the one in the pink getting a bath is my favorite, but, gosh, it’s hard to choose!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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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Obedience

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

I’ve come to learn that being obedient to my guidance really works well for me. For so long I was a rebel and didn’t wish to do anything that someone told me. I would even rebel against my own higher intelligence, just so I could be defiant and be the boss of me. Well, that’s the crazy logic of the ego. It’s not logical. And, it’s also not fun.

So many people would like to have more fun, more Joy, more Love and laughter in their lives, but they’re too busy trying to figure out better managing and coping strategies, and that was me. When we operate on our own, thinking we have to do it all for ourselves, then life is much harder. But we’re the ones who’re making it that way, and we can change our minds.

I would pray for guidance and then reject it. It’s not that I did this from time to time. This was a daily occurrence for me. That’s how intense and strong my defiant rebellion was.

The very thought of putting my Higher Holy Spirit Self in charge was scary. As it is for most people. Sometimes, in a class or counseling session, I will suggest that people work with the affirmation “Thy will be done.” Most people cringe at the thought of it.

We don’t wish to put Spirit in charge because we fear it will mean the loss of everything we enjoy. The opposite is true. It means the loss of fear, worry and doubt – but you won’t know it until you choose it. It requires a leap of faith.

Why pray for Love, support and guidance and then continuously reject it? When we do that, it’s like proving that we’re not worthy of a good life. That’s the message that we’re sending ourselves when we refuse to actually accept the answered prayer.

It may seem odd that accepting the answered prayer, and following the guidance, would be what obedience is all about, but I’ve found that it is. It’s not that Spirit is ordering me around. Spirit isn’t separate from me. The guidance is from the Higher Holy Spirit SELF, not separate.

I’m being obedient to my own actual desire for happiness when I follow my intuition.

It takes courage and willingness to follow our guidance, but it really does lead to a much happier life and a life without fear.

Yesterday, I had a wonderful time talking with my dear friend, Lisa Natoli. Together we had a chat about healing live on Facebook, and you can watch the video right here:

We’re getting ready for our Spring Clearing Retreat next week – it’s not too late to join us – and we still have payment plans!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is The Attraction of 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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Parents

Monday, March 11th, 2019

I talk with many parents, especially moms, who feel guilty if they take care of themselves. Parents often feel guilty for just wishing to take time away from their family.

It seems as though parents who are super committed to their family and their children still feel guilty if they take a few days for themselves – even when there’s another parent or grandparents to care for them.

Many parents feel they should do even more for their children, even when they’re doing a LOT. The idea of sacrifice comes up frequently.

Sacrifice, like crucifixion, is an ego concept that people often feel drawn to, but there’s no part of either that brings benefit to anyone. None. Nada. Nothing.

Yes, there are times when we feel compelled to choose to forgo something that’s important to us because taking care of a loved one is MORE important to us- but that’s not a sacrifice. It’s a choice.

We have a choice.

Sacrifice is a PERSPECTIVE. When we feel we’re making a painful choice, then it feels like a sacrifice. But that doesn’t mean that it is.

“Pain is a wrong perspective.”
A Course in Miracles
Workbook, Lesson 190

When we’re making a choice to give up something because we feel we HAVE to, then there’s the sense of sacrifice. But that’s not how this world REALLY works. Sacrifice is unnecessary.

Let’s say you give up sleep to take care of your child.
Or you stay up all night helping them apply for student loans.
Or you work two jobs to put them through college.
You don’t have to do it, you choose to do it, because this is what’s important to you. That’s not actually a sacrifice.

If we think of these choices as sacrifice, it layers in more guilt for the children. We don’t want our loved ones to feel guilty – or do we?

Maybe it’s just family tradition?

It’s extremely valuable for the release of pain and suffering to consider everything that feels like a sacrifice.

I remember when my Mom was so ill and I was caring for her alongside my Dad. I could have said that it was a sacrifice to take care of her and to be a support to my Dad. I gave up many things in order to do that. But none of them was a sacrifice to me. I would have paid money to be able to be with them. I would have gladly given up more for the opportunity to be a support and to be by their side.

Would you like to turn your pain into gain?
For every sacrifice you think you’ve made, write it down.
Write these things down, make a list.
Look at the choices you had and why you chose what you did.

If the choice you made FELT like a sacrifice, then be willing to see that you actually were making the choice YOU desired. It may have felt like you had to and you didn’t have a choice, but that’s a trick of the ego. We often have choices, even when we think we don’t.

There are plenty of parents who don’t choose to work a second job so their kids can go to a special school. And there are plenty of parents who don’t lose sleep to help their children succeed. We may think it’s a given to do these things, but it’s not. It’s a choice.

Get the ego out of the conversation and be willing to see that you made the choice that felt best for YOU.

It’s so important, because if you believe there’s been a sacrifice, then your children may well feel guilty that they didn’t deserve your sacrifice. Then you’re perpetuating the painful perspective that is completely false and unnecessary.

Instead of thinking that it’s a sacrifice to work a second job, just think of it as what it is: a choice to work a second job instead of having time to do other things. In those moments, the parent feels that this is the best use of their time. That’s not a sacrifice. It’s a heart investment.

I would have been MISERABLE if I couldn’t have been able to help my parents at that time in their life. There was no sacrifice, although I did choose to “give up” things that I could have done during that time. I didn’t wish to do any other thing besides serve my parents as best I could and be with them at their side through the whole ordeal, as much as possible. That was my heart’s desire.

Let’s not delude ourselves into sacrifice anymore.
Let’s not perpetuate the guilt.

Make a list of all the sacrifices and turn them into choices.

If you’ve made people feel guilty for your supposed sacrifices, forgive yourself and let them know that you realized your error. In this way, you are sure to be truly helpful to others, and you will see yourself free in the process!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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Dedication

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

This morning I’m contemplating dedication and devotion, and why it is that I have such a passion for this spiritual path and the work I’ve found with this ministry. It put me in mind of a conversation we had in Masterful Living class this week.

A Course in Miracles tells us that “all are called.” I know it’s true. And not everyone answers their call. Yet it’s valuable to understand that we all CAN answer the call in our unique way.

We all have a call to serve the Light through being loving.
The path of Love is the way, the truth and the life.

My profession as a teacher is to share what I’ve learned in a way that can be helpful to others. My profession as a minister is to teach, and also to comfort, to encourage, and to support others as they are going through the storms and changes of life.

It is a sacred honor to minister, and it has taught me a great compassion and willingness. I came to ministry because I wished to acquire these abilities, not because I already had them.

What we were discussing in class this week is that we can each serve the Light where we are. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing or where we’re living. There’s no question that we’ve been perfectly placed where we are. We must start where we are and then move from there. Let us have faith in the Divine Order of where we have landed in the moment.

My dedication comes from seeing the results of my choices.

While I no longer remember well how low I used to feel, I remember that I used to feel it. I don’t remember what it felt like to be so afraid because I was convinced of my false beliefs, but I remember that I felt it. I am reminded every time that I sit with someone who is struggling with fear, worry, anger, hurt, and all the emotions I was so challenged by.

I am so grateful that my life has changed.
I am so grateful that I have replaced fear with faith.
I am so grateful for finding Freedom in my own heart and mind.

My gratitude compels me to keep going and to share.

One of the great ways I share is simply by demonstrating my willingness to be loving, each and every day, whether anyone else is watching or not. Every day I could do better, and today I will. Every day is part of an upward trajectory.

Regardless of how others treat me, I can be loving.
Regardless of others worry and fear, I can be faithful.
I can have dominion over my thoughts.
I can cultivate my spiritual sovereignty.
I can follow my guidance even if every other person on the planet thinks I’m nuts.

I am grateful that we all have this call, and that we can all answer and serve the Light right where we are. It’s a perfect system!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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Learning

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells that we cannot judge and still hope to learn. Our judgments actually block our learning.

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

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

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

In fact, my experience was simply proving to me that my beliefs are made manifest as my experience.

This is so important to understand – it’s life changing.
Our unhappy experiences prove that we believe our false beliefs – the truth will set us free from repeating these unhappy experiences.

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

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

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

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

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

When we rid ourselves of the belief – we rid ourselves of the experience.

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

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

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

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

Now is the time for us to rise and shine, and throw off these meaningless burdens of false beliefs!

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

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

One week from today! Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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Surrender

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Earlier this year, I was sharing that “surrender” was my word for the year. I’m enjoying how it’s going this year, holding this word in front of me more and more.

Of course, in the ego thought system, surrender is defeat. It’s a death to the ego, as there’s nothing worse in the ego thinking than defeat.

But this is not that kind of surrender.

I’m surrendering the things I don’t like and don’t want.
I’m surrendering the things I think I’d like to have.
And the things I’d like to be different.
I’m handing them UP and over to that Higher Holy Spirit Self.

We can surrender the struggle without giving up on our dreams.
In fact, when we’re struggling we’re not in the flow, so the best thing to do is to relax, take a breath, and let Spirit take over.

We don’t need to figure things out.
Insight can be given to us.
Miracles are a form of insight.
And, we are entitled to miracles.

Many of our goals are contradictory and conflicting, and we don’t even realize it. We say we’d like to have Peace, but then we actively avoid it. Deep down we know it, and it’s disheartening. Let’s surrender all of these patterns for healing. That’s what I’m talking about.

If you knew that perfect Joy came through surrender, would it be more appealing?

Please let me know your answer in the comments section below!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

One week from today! Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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

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Problems

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Yesterday in our Masterful Living Class we were talking about problems. The ego mindset is one of constant problems, never-ending problems, relentless problems, running a gauntlet of problems.

We can become identified with our problems.
We can become addicted to solving problems.

And yet, problems are not coming at us from the world, they are manifestations of our beliefs and they can be resolved by Spirit, if we choose.

A Course in Miracles tells us:

The Holy Spirit offers you release from every problem that you think you have. They are the same to Him because each one, regardless of the form it seems to take, is a demand that someone suffer loss and make a sacrifice that you might gain. And when the situation is worked out so no one loses is the problem gone, because it was an error in perception that now has been corrected. One mistake is not more difficult for Him to bring to truth than is another. For there is but one mistake; the whole idea that loss is possible, and could result in gain for anyone. If this were true, then God would be unfair; sin would be possible, attack be justified and vengeance fair. T-26.II.2.

I used to be what some would call a “drama queen”. I realized that when I was fully identified with ego, I liked having problems because they made me feel alive. Now, I choose to feel alive because I’m experiencing the flow of Love.

When we feel like a victim, we’re identified with our problems. It’s a false identification. We’ve abandoned who we really are. We can come back to our true identity in Spirit, which always awaits our choice. The time to choose our true identity is now.

What a blessing that we can change our mind and our habits, no matter how ingrained they seem to be. Phew!

I encourage you to look at your identification with problems.
Are you a problem solver?
Are you a person with constant problems?
Do you grapple with big problems or little problems?

Where is your identification?
Who will you be without your problems?

These are meaningful questions that have really helped me to establish an awareness of my true identity. What do you choose?

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

One week from today! Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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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Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Yesterday I was blessed to have my dear friend, Lisa Natoli, as my guest on my radio show. Our topic was healing and the hour went by SO FAST. I have to say that I feel like my whole life revolves around this topic and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to heal that is available to all of us all the time. No more managing and coping!

This is a powerful time to open ourselves to the healing that is available to us. It’s never been so easy to let the past go and our willingness is all that’s required.

Yes, it can feel like peeling an onion – so many layers of burning and painful tears, but it doesn’t HAVE to be like that. We can throw the whole onion in the fire.

The week before, on the radio show, Corinne Zupko was my guest and we were talking about having the courage to heal. This is vital to understand because it’s something we can cultivate. Fear can be eliminated and Corinne’s beautiful work helping us to heal anxiety is a testimony to that. We don’t have to struggle with fear and anxiety, it can be dissolved and resolved back to the root cause, even if we don’t know what that root is. That is the miracle that is ours to receive.

And BTW, if you’re a radio show listener, last week’s audio was defective, so delete it from your podcast app and then download it again to get the “healed” version!

Jesus asked people if they were willing to heal. Without that willingness the healing doesn’t last – no matter what the issue is. We must be wiling to walk in the world in our wholeness and perfection and surrender everything in the mind that stands between us and our natural state.

There’s never a sacrifice, merely a surrender. Healing requires surrender of our false beliefs. We can begin now. It’s the perfect time. I surrender, I surrender, I surrender!

It takes courage to heal – and that’s why we can be so much more effective working together! Come to one of these healing events this month and we’ll go for it!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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

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The Healing Cure

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that the healer is the mind itself and no other. If we allow ourselves to accept this, it can open the door to tremendous healing. However, it can also bring with it fear.

Healing isn’t complicated, but our feelings often are.

Our feelings stem from our belief system. When we believe things that aren’t true we have anxiety and fear. It does often seem as though the fear and anxiety are a natural reaction to our experiences, but it isn’t true and will never be true.

We can put 10 people in the same circumstances and some will feel afraid and some won’t, based on their beliefs. One person is terrified of intimate relationships and intimacy, and will avoid it at all costs, but has no problem climbing a rock wall. Yet another person can handle relationships but not the rock climbing.

In workshops, I’ve seen people sit on the other side of the room from me behind a table, with the arms folded across their chest, refusing to engage with the rest of the group, who are covering their fear with hostility and defensiveness. Those same people will shift in the course of a few hours in a workshop and become open, available, sweet and helpful.

Healing happens when we’re willing to be loving.

We can learn so much on our healing journey. SO MUCH!
That’s why I like to do the healing in groups, and with friends and like-minded souls.
When we go together it’s not so scary and we can accomplish so much more healing!

The question we must ask ourselves is “Wilt thou be made whole?”

Our willingness to relinquish the beliefs is absolutely required.

What belief holds you back from healing? Please share in the comments section below!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is Lisa Natoli and our topic is The Healing Cure. 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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Receptive

Monday, March 4th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stubborn

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that forgiveness is our function in this world, and that our entire life is for the purpose of forgiving the past so that we can experience total Freedom, Peace, Harmony, Joy, Prosperity, Wholeness, Creativity, Beauty, Wisdom and everything else our heart desires NOW, without waiting.

So, why do we often choose to hold a grudge, be resentful, and withhold Love to punish the ones we say we Love? Why delay our happiness, healing and Abundance?

Hmmmmm.

For myself, I can honestly say that I didn’t really understand HOW profoundly different my life could be if I practiced forgiveness all day long. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t trust. And, I didn’t understand what TRUE forgiveness was.

True forgiveness IS NOT saying “It’s okay.” How could some of the things that happen to us just be okay? It’s pretty hard to imagine.

True forgiveness IS releasing our attachment to the meaning we made of things. It’s our interpretations of what happened that cause our suffering.

Think about it: Let’s say something happens that feels upsetting. Once it’s over, it’s over, but the meaning we made of it, our interpretation, continues on and on and makes the original upset feel like it’s repeating every time we think about it. OMG, I was so stubborn.

I sometimes tell people I have a prosthetic nose because I cut my nose off so many times just to spite my face.

Each and every time we think about that painful memory there’s a hidden purpose for ruminating on it. Even when it seems like we’re reliving the past over and over, there’s still a hidden purpose and that hidden purpose is … to give us the opportunity to forgive. So, it’s going to keep happening until we finally decide to forgive.

Once I realized that’s why the old memories keep repeating, I decided to start forgiving ASAP so I didn’t have to keep repeating and regurgitating the same unpleasant memories. Enough already! I have MUCH better things to do with my time and energy then be upset about the past again and again.

PLUS, one of the MOST healing things I have EVER learned in my entire life is that to NOT forgive is actually punishing myself. To forgive is to be loving and kind to myself. Being loving and kind to myself is what brings more Love into my life – A LOT more Love.

Why? Because when I’m loving to myself, everyone else will treat me with more Love and kindness. I will naturally magnetize and attract people into my life who are more loving and kind to me, too. Beautiful! Now, my whole life is changing.

True forgiveness is releasing the judgments and opinions about the past. That’s the only way to stop recycling the pain of the past – to be willing to release the meaning we made of what happened.

For me it’s been so helpful to use the ACIM teaching of “I don’t know what anything is for.” In truth, I really don’t know what anything is for, but I’d like to. I’d like to know the true meaning of things so that I can learn from them the first time and not repeat them.

When I think I already know what everything is for, then I’m not open to any learning. How can I be open to learning anything if I’ve already decided what everything is for?

When I don’t forgive, when I judge, then I keep repeating the past. There’s NO WAY OUT of my suffering until I’m willing to release the meaning I made of it. Forgiveness is my Freedom!

In my past, there were many times when I thought I wanted to forgive, but it felt like I couldn’t. When that was happening it was because I was so attached to the meaning I made of what happened. My interpretation was the only interpretation that I would accept.

I wanted my suffering to end while still clinging to my interpretation, my judgment, and my opinion, the meaning I made of it. And that meant that, deep down, I wasn’t willing to learn anything.

Sound familiar?

I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was why I kept repeating the same painful experiences.

Sound familiar?

My Higher Holy Spirit Self was showing me the same opportunity to release my attachment to the meaning I’d made of it, so I could learn the lesson and move on, but I wasn’t willing. I was committed to my judgments.

I had a lot of years suffering over the past and repeating the same experiences of alienating loved ones, decimating relationships, punishing my friends and generally creating a lot of pain in my life.

Learning to forgive has completely changed my life.
And that’s just what ACIM says it will do.
So, let’s get to it.

Learning not to judge so that there’s nothing to forgive has improved the quality of every day of the rest of my life.

I decided to forgive everything in my past, EVERYTHING, and that is the best decision I ever made. It repaired my relationships and it set us ALL free. That’s the best gift I can give my loved ones and this world.

It does require willingness and trust. I had to drop the attachment to the pain of the past to experience the Joy of Freedom now.

Today’s the day to begin, for our FREEDOM! Forgiveness is our power tool that busts up that stubborn stuck-ness!. The time is now!

TODAY: LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

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Patience

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY: LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

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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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Shame

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The lowest vibration we can sink to is one of shame. When we’re feeling ashamed we’re in complete denial of our divinity and that is as far as we get from being in touch with what’s true. It always helps me to remember two things when it comes to healing shame:

Number one, I cannot feel ashamed unless I’m in self-judgment. Since all judgments are false, I can let my attachment to that which isn’t true go. I can give it to Spirit for healing and I can be willing to focus on that which IS true.

Even if I feel ashamed because of someone else’s judgment, it’s only because I’ve agreed. I have the power to change my mind. I have the ability to allow Spirit to assist. I don’t ever have to go it alone!

Number two, what’s true, no matter what, is we are each having this human experience in order to be truly helpful by representing Spirit, the one who sent us. This is our holy purpose. There’s no way I can do that and be judging myself and shaming myself. It’s not possible for me to be helpful and be broadcasting a belief that there’s something wrong with me – I know, I tried and failed.

There are two pieces of really good news:

All shame is based on a false belief.
From shame, there’s no where to go but up.

Now, here’s what’s super important – forgive yourself for every single occasion when you tried to shame another person. We don’t realize it, but we often have hidden away all kinds of self-judgment related to trying to make other people feel ashamed or guilty. We can forgive ourselves and go forth and fulfill our holy purpose to be truly helpful.

Life is SO very good when we can see our way out of the hell we made. And we can help each other with our healing by releasing all resentment towards those who seemed to shame us or make us feel guilty. Instead, let them be our teachers. Let’s set them free from the prison of our minds and move on! Today’s the day for our sweet release!

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One With the One

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

I’m in a co-creative relationship with Spirit and that’s a beautiful and powerful thing. It’s essential to my happiness and fulfillment that I am fully IN this relationship with the Divine. There was a time when I was not committed to the relationship, not by a long shot. I was playing a game of “hard to get” with God. I was keeping score in the most demented way.

There’s an old paradigm of thought about making deals with God. In that game, God is the sometimes loving, sometimes punishing parent. The relationship is co-dependent. “I’ll do this, if God does that.” And “I’m a lowly sinner, but as long as I grovel and repent, Daddy loves me.” There is no partnership, no co-creativity. It is the original dysfunctional family!

It’s my intention to help dissolve that old paradigm through awakening to my Divinity. My Divine essence isn’t something to be experienced someday in the future – when I give up my ways as a sinner and get to Heaven, it’s here NOW – and forever. I AM the One who decides to see it, know it, live in it and share the benefit with all beings because I AM One with them. Right now, I have a response-ability to expand MY awareness to live in this fundamental Truth: I AM One with God, eternal and infinite.

“Your holiness is the salvation of the world.  It lets you teach the world that it is one with you … by your quiet recognition that in your holiness are all things blessed along with you.  ~ A Course In Miracles

I AM responsible for my thoughts in the same way that I AM responsible for keeping my home clean and clear of clutter. I can see that I actually choose each and every one of my thoughts – over and over again.

My thoughts manifest as the circumstances of my life – not to punish me, not to reward me, but to teach me because that’s how I learn and grow to know that I AM One with the Beloved now and forever.

I AM is the Resurrection and the Life of the gifts of my Divinity. I am eternally One with the One!

FINAL DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Ready for some healing? Early Bird special on NOW Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

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