Archive for the ‘A Course in Miracles’ Category

Love Investment

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Just think how many previous life times we’ve all had where we were laboring almost every waking hour just to survive – hunting and harvesting food, preparing it, washing clothes by hand, doing EVERYTHING by hand, carrying water, focused almost entirely on the basic necessities of life. Consider how many of those lifetimes we wished for just a little more free time. If only we didn’t have to tend the sheep and pick the cotton, weave the fabric and whatever else was necessary in order to be able to make the clothes to wear on our back.

If only we didn’t have to wash all those clothes by hand and mend them time after time. If only we didn’t have to spend so much time preparing the soil to grow the food to sustain us and the animals we tended, in order that we could have food to prepare, cook and eat. If only we had some help with the dishes and the cleaning.

If only we didn’t have to sweep the floors once or twice a day and empty the ashes from the fireplace constantly, and chop and bring in the wood in order to enjoy that fire and keep from freezing to death. If only the soap we used wasn’t so harsh on our skin. If only there was some way to keep our teeth lasting longer. If only there was a machine to make the cappuccino!

If only there was some way we could be educated enough to read and write so that we could discover the sacred texts and write down the stories and thoughts that are always in our minds. If only we could communicate with our far away loved ones more often and feel connected. If only it didn’t take so long to walk to town to get the basic necessities and the news of the day.

For thousands of years, most of us were thinking these thoughts. How many lifetimes we were we enslaved in the mines, in the fields, in households and in all manner of situations where we longed for just the freedom to decide how we would invest our time for one day?

Now, we have all these modern conveniences. How many of us make our clothes from the cotton we grew or the sheep we raised? Not many.

How many of us still wash our clothes or our dishes mostly by hand?

Obviously, you know how to read or you wouldn’t be reading this. If you feel like staying up late reading, you probably can, without fear of running out of electricity or wasting your precious homemade candles or expensive oil.

Running to the store a mile a way to get some milk or bread takes about 10 minutes. If you’d like to call your friend or loved one thousands of miles away or even just on the other side of your home, you can do it instantly. With skype, FaceTime, or WhatsApp, you can even do it at zero cost. AND you can see them!

What an amazing time we live in.

All the lifetimes we longed for freedom of religion and freedom of spiritual practice and almost everyone who is reading this has that freedom and knows it.

This year, let’s really live in appreciation that we’ve actually been able to manifest the ideal circumstances for our spiritual growth, practice and awakening. Every single one of us, no matter how busy we are, can always do less of the meaningless things and more of the meaningFULL things.

It’s really worth contemplating this: What will you invest more of your precious time and energy resources in this day, this week, this month, that can REALLY change your life? What are you actually willing to DO that’s different. Even 1 hour a week can make a huge difference! That would be 52 hours in a year!

Your whole life would really change with an investment in Spirit of just one hour per week of devotional practice and prayer.

We have the freedom to invest wisely – let’s do it!

How will you put Love first all through your day, each minute given to Love is an investment in Prosperity, Joy, Freedom, Wholeness and the all Good of God?

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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When Healers Play Small

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Over the years, I’ve met a great many talented people who have exceptional talent in their chosen profession, and yet they still play small. Often they’re seeking outside themselves for a solution, while the solution cannot be found there.

The healing answer cannot be found outside because the cause of the issue is not outside. To find the answer, folks must learn to look within, and that’s the last place many people would like to look. This is a topic I know a lot about.

Playing small can be incredibly painful. And that’s why I talk about it so often.

People have told me that others don’t wish to hear about things like playing small. They’d like to hear about how to play big instead. I get it. And, I think it’s helpful to really look at the ways we’re playing small and getting tripped up.

We can take all the seminars we’d like on how to play big, but when our belief system doesn’t change, neither will the playing small.

I’m for healing the limiting beliefs so that we can actually let go of the past and live the life we’re designed to live.

If this topic interests you – check out my radio show this week!

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

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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Transforming Pain to Power

Monday, June 17th, 2019

A crucible is a container that’s used to heat metals and other materials that require a very high temperature in order to melt. Sometimes that’s what our life seems to be: a container for us to melt within.

I notice that many people, if not all of us, on this spiritual path go through a crucible experience. It really does seem as if no one is exempt from this crucible experience.

It also seems that it’s a great purification, if we choose that. If we don’t choose it, the crucible seems to come back for further opportunity to purify.

You may know Arthur Miller’s brilliant play The Crucible, (probably one of the best plays ever written by anyone anywhere) set in the time of the Salem witch hunts, is an allegory for what was happening with McCarthyism, the blacklists and the communist “witch hunt” of the 1950s.

Miller’s play is brilliant on every level and demonstrates what it’s like to be in the midst of a roiling boil of judgement, opinion, condemnation, fear, guilt, shame, blame and emotional overwhelm. A 1996 movie version starts Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder and Joan Allen – it’s worth watching, especially if you’ve never seen the play on stage.

As a Spiritual Counselor and teacher since 2000, in my observation of people, pretty much everyone goes through at least one major crucible experience where it feels like you’re being attacked from all sides. It seems like a punishment, but it’s actually come to help us.

We can take this experience as a nightmare that we’re trying to escape from or fix, but there’s another way to look at this hellish crucible in our lives that actually turns it into a golden, liberating experience for your heart and mind. It is a profound spiritual alchemy opportunity. It’s a path of liberation. And, it is for those who are more interested in living a life of Love than in looking good or being right.

To be able to rise above the experience of purification, we have to realize that the challenge is for the purpose of training our mind to focus on what we’d like, rather than what we don’t like. It’s a true challenge.

When we can stay focused in faith on what we’d like, then our life really does profoundly change, and forgiveness is the key to making this shift.

If you feel like you’re in a crucible, I invite you to practice gratitude for the purification and relax into willingness to let what doesn’t serve you go. It’s challenging, but when we can do this, the crucible may not need to be repeated! What a blessing that is.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honoring My father

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

I’ve learned so much from my Father. Some of it I’ve had to unlearn, and some of it has been so helpful to me, beyond any measure. More than anything, I’ve learned about Love, devotion, dedication, commitment and the value of valuing these qualities.

When I was a teenager I had a chores and responsibilities in my family. One time I forgot to do wash the kitchen floor and my Father said “But you remembered to call your friends, didn’t you? You remembered what was important to you.” He was right.

My responsibilities in the family weren’t as important as my friends. To this day, my Father’s words help me to remember what is important is not always the thing that I most enjoy doing and that I always prefer to make a conscious choice. To this day, I am grateful for the lesson learned.

If I choose from what I’m “wanting,” then I’m always left wanting and never having because the wanting never ends. I prefer to be highly intentional with each choice. I AM training my mind to always see and choose the most loving choice.

This has helped me to develop a joyful attitude towards the things that support excellence in my life and in this way I deeply and truly honor my Father.

When I began a practice of daily prayer and meditation it felt like a chore. Very often I didn’t want to do it. My teachers said how much they loved to pray. I didn’t get it. For me it was a task, a burden. It was work to get myself to be still, to take the time. I wasn’t feeling the joy. I wasn’t really receiving the benefits. It was like when I was a teenager. Yes, I “wanted” a clean kitchen floor, a high consciousness, but I also wanted to put my attention elsewhere. If I had not been committed to seeing the higher choice for Love, I’d still be wanting, endlessly wanting.

I see this in so many spiritual seekers. They “want” to be more loving. And, again, wanting and having are two different things. The one who is wanting is not devoted to having and being. Wanting never ends. The one who awakens from the dream of separation is committed to seeking the Kingdom first. This becomes their joy, their devotion and their passion. Wanting is magical thinking. Wanting is thinking something is missing. Nothing’s missing. You must look where you can find it. And that requires devotion. True spiritual success is a living commitment to being loving, even when it’s deeply challenging.

Think of this – if the love of your life was “missing” would you be devoted to finding them? Or would you simply “want” to find them? Look in your heart for the answer. That’s where the love of YOUR life is waiting for YOU!

Ramakrishna taught us, “Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.” Over the years I’ve continued to pray, to meditate and, just like with my yoga practice, I’ve become stronger, more flexible. I’ve felt the cleansing effects of prayer and meditation. The healing has taken over my awareness. Now, I cannot imagine getting out of bed in the morning without praying. I cannot imagine not going back to prayer again and again throughout the day. My practice is the embrace of my Beloved, the One TRUE LOVE of my life. The One who never tires of me. The one who always loves me and offers me the very best without restriction.

Today I demonstrate what is important to me by my devotion, by my practice, by washing the kitchen floor, exercising, smiling, being kind and patient, keeping my appointment with my meditation chair, my prayer partner and my beloved. I show up! And in this way I honor my Father who brought me as well as the one who sent me. In countless small ways I devote myself to the daily practice of showing up with love and kindness. In this way I make a profound contribution to peace in the world, and I am grateful for every experience that brought me to this moment.

Today I’m so very grateful for my father, Danny Hadley. I’ve always felt his commitment to love, to being the best father he could be to me, to caring for me, protecting and providing for me. We’ve had very difficult times and we’ve had glorious times. We are having a journey of love together, and naturally it includes the peaks and valleys.

I know that with every passing year we’re both more interested in sharing with each other the very best of ourselves. The very best is our loving hearts, our kindness, our patience, and generosity. Year after year, we’re learning to be devoted to each other as father and daughter, to the best of our ability. This is cause for celebration.

Many, many times in the past it’s been so challenging, but it’s not challenging like that anymore and we’re grateful for that. My devotion to Love itself has been my healer. I’m grateful that my father was always willing to see the best of me, even when it wasn’t readily apparent to others and even if it took him a minute. That is the gift that we can all give to each other. It’s certainly the best gift a father could ever give a daughter. Today I celebrate my father and I give thanks for him.

I give thanks that my Dad never taught me anything about God and that I got to find that on my own. I’ve never had to undo any false beliefs about the Divine. I particularly give thanks that he taught me to be able to laugh and play, to love good food and great friends, to enjoy music and nature and so much of life. He also helped me learn, above all, that I intend to never miss an opportunity to love again! Thanks, Dad! I love you so much.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honesty

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Life is about remembering the Truth of who we are.  It’s about realizing the divinity of ALL life.  For most of us humans, this remembering feels like learning.  It feels like growth, change, and development.

Imagine the determination to develop that a single blade of grass has when it finds the strength to break through a cement sidewalk! We humans have within us that very same strength and power, plus much more!  

Is it possible to tap into my strength and power while complaining, criticizing and condemning?  No, of course not.

How often, instead of encouraging my own impulse to grow and develop, did I talk myself into remaining in the same familiar place? Thousands of times! 

How many times did I hold onto an outgrown opinion about myself or others?  Millions of times!

But no more!  Now, I’m interested in awakening to the Truth that sets me free, and that’s ALL I’m interested in.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. That is why Emerson said that foolish consistency was the hobgoblin of little minds… “

And, in the Manual for Teachers of A Course in Miracles we’re told that Honesty is consistency and that is the #2 characteristic of God’s teachers.

I love that. This is the kind of consistency that is deeply healing. I aspire to be consistently loving. I’m not there yet, but I soon will be.

“Honesty does not apply only to what you say. The term actually means consistency. There is nothing you say that contradicts what you think or do; no thought opposes any other thought; no act belies your word; and no word lacks agreement with another. Such are the truly honest. At no level are they in conflict with themselves. Therefore it is impossible for them to be in conflict with anyone or anything.” ~ Manual for Teachers, Chapter 4

Each and every moment offers us the possibility of new development through learning and remembering. Today we can seize opportunity to listen to our inner voice and, like that determined blade of grass, break through the cement of our old thinking and outdated opinions. Yes!

God is for each of us, always with us! Believe it and we WILL see it. We CAN be truly masterful!

I AM a learner. I AM willing to access my potential and release the cement of old thinking right NOW!

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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Welcoming My Blessings

Friday, June 14th, 2019

I’ve learned that my life doesn’t go well when I don’t follow my guidance. Sometimes I don’t know what the guidance is for. Sometimes I don’t understand it, but I’ve learned that I don’t have to understand it – I follow, and all will be revealed.

That’s what trust is.

When I talk 1-on-1 with many of the folks in my classes, I hear that they’re a lot like me. Like attracts like — of course, we’re a lot alike! One of the things we have in common is resistance and reluctance. I’ve really dissolved a lot of that, but there’s still some left.

And I used to have MAJOR trust issues. Trust is also an issue for many people in class with me. The thing is, we’re all interested in having a deep trust and faith. We’re all interested in releasing all resistance and reluctance.

I’ve learned that the guidance is so precious. I can have a great faith because I’ve proved it to myself that things go better with Spirit. Leaving Spirit out is a recipe for repeating the pain of the past, and I am SO done with that.

I venture forward, knowing that when I follow my guidance there’s going to be some greatness, some magnificence, and some Beauty unfolding in my life, and that’s worth the effort.

I am grateful that I can even perceive guidance, and that’s why it’s so important for me to share with others what I’ve learned.

There are Infinite Blessings for all of us, and following guidance from Spirit is the way I know to welcome them.

I am grateful even before I know they have arrived, because I know the blessings are en route at all times. What a life!

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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Right & Wrong

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day and I LOVE it! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling with me. 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.

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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Living As Light

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Yesterday, on my Radio Show, I was sharing about my journey from darkness to Light. I used to feel that life had a lot of darkness in it. The darkness can be so convincing! I really believed the darkness was real.

Now I can see more clearly. The darkness I thought I saw was the shadow cast by my own projections of “not enough” and “less than.”

I had so much negative thinking that most of my thinking was negative. I was so critical and judgmental – a habit I’m still actively healing every day, but now the appearances of shadows are the exception, not the rule.

Every day I can see how opinions cast a shadow and block the Light of my Being, which is always shining. Like the sun behind the clouds, our Light is ever-present and always available if we have the eyes to see it.

Cultivating the eyes to see the Light in every moment is my daily practice and it’s so worthwhile. It’s never a waste of time or energy.

Only the Light is real. Only the Light is meaningful.

A Course in Miracles tells us that we see a meaningless world, and that’s because the shadows have no meaning. They are only the evidence that the Light is there shining if we’re willing to see it.

Together we pray to be more willing to see the Light within and the Light in others, and recognize it as the One Light of all! Together we are healed and released from the belief in darkness!

Light Workers around the world are being called to step up and do what they’re designed to do – share the Light! It’s a beautiful calling, and we are ALL invited to answer it.

All are worthy. We don’t have to earn our calling. It’s freely given because it truly IS our real identity.

We are the Light! Now and forever.
We can share that Light or we can hide it.
That’s our free will choice.

Eventually, we’ll all shine the Light of Love and I rejoice to know that our lives contribute to the end of a belief in darkness. Yes!

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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Healers & Healing

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

When we’re living in accordance with spiritual principle, then we become a healing presence in this world. I’ve learned that, for sure.

Back in the 60s, Eldridge Cleaver said “You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem.” I’ve learned to apply that to myself and my thinking, and it’s been helpful.

If my thoughts are not part of my healing, then they are contributing to my unhappiness, and that’s my “problem.”

Contributing to my own unhappiness is no longer acceptable to me anymore.

A Course in Miracles tells me that I have no problems. It says, “All your problems have been solved.” If I walk around this world thinking I have problems, then I will experience them. The most basic way I can be a healer in this world is to stop energizing problems and start energizing the one and ONLY solution there is: being loving.

When we’re choosing to be loving, whether it’s toward ourselves or others, then we’re contributing to the healing of all the beliefs that have generated the sense that there’s a problem.

I don’t know what others need.
I don’t know what’s best for anyone.
BUT, I can know that Love solves all the problems in a meaningful way.

If we’re not solving the problem with Love, then we’re not actually healing it. We’re only creating a temporary diversion.

There’s so much we can do that’s truly helpful. And, being loving is ALL of it. Love never fails. I find that to be such a relief!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Healers & Healing.
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Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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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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?

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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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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Second Guessing

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Many have a tendency to second guess themselves and to doubt themselves.  When we doubt that we can succeed, our trust and faith is not in Spirit but in ourselves.  

I used to doubt myself, so much.  And now I know that self-doubt is insanity. It’s plain crazy!  Self-doubt is when the ego mind says:

Spirit ALWAYS has what it takes to do whatever it would like to do.

ALWAYS. 

When we’re aligned with ego we’ll be filled with doubt, BECAUSE the ego can only accomplish that which is not worth accomplishing. THEREFORE, it’s naturally filled with doubt. 

What the ego can accomplish is only of this world and has no lasting value.  What the ego can accomplish is only that which can lead to your suffering.

The value of suffering is that it PUSHES us to wake up and choose Spirit.

That’s about all the ego really has for us at this point. Motivation to stop suffering.

Where does that motivation really come from? Increased suffering! 
Is that any way to live?

Unfortunately, yes, it is, and I have lived that way and it absolutely got me to the point where I said “I have had ENOUGH. I AM choosing LOVE!”

Phew!

Who knew that in this world, one of the best things that could ever happen is that my suffering would become intolerable and I would totally give up and surrender my life to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and then be grateful for everything I’ve experienced?  What a wild ride!

I’m so glad to learn that Spirit never fails!

I’ve learned to count on Spirit and to place my trust and faith in Spirit, and that’s the challenge.  The challenge is learning to trust.  Trust is a result of willingness. 

I learned to focus on cultivating a TRUE and honest willingness to be loving, kind, generous and patient – as well as a willingness to take responsibility for my own feelings.  In doing that, the doubt dissipated.  

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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I AM Eternal

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Yay! Finding Freedom From Fear, my spiritual boot camp class started yesterday, and it is such a joy to activate into that beautiful program! One of the questions that came in our class last night was about time. It can sometimes seem like there’s not enough time to do everything that we have to do or would like to do.

I used to feel SO pressured by the thought that “There’s not enough time.” I finally decided to put my spiritual foot down and get rid of that issue. ENOUGH!

As spiritual students, most of us say that we believe that time is an illusion. We say we believe that we’re eternal. Well, since that IS true, let’s begin to at least act as though we believe it’s true.

I decided to stop arguing with time.
I decided to stop complaining about time.
I decided to be willing to KNOW that time is indeed an illusion and I AM eternal.

I began to have experiences of time that were unusual.

I had an experience where time seemed to stop so that I could complete a task. I was watching the clock, but the time wasn’t moving. Interesting.

I had an experience in traffic one day that should have been at least 2x as long as it actually was. A trip that was about 3 hours became 90 minutes and that wasn’t even possible, but it still happened.

What I was talking about in Finding Freedom From Fear today is that spiritual practice is a BIG time saver. The ego mindset is that spiritual practice is a time waster. The more we get into the flow of Love, the easier things are. Spiritual practice, when it’s effective, will reduce the experience of problems and generate ease and grace that is unbelievable to the ego identified person.

The invitation is to remember that we are all eternal, infinite and so are our relationships.

Let the healing expand and become our highest priority!

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!

FINDING FREEDOM FROM FEAR starts TODAY!

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

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

Register now or  Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to learn more.

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The Guiltless Mind Does Not Suffer

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

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

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

The guilty mind punishes again and again.

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

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

The ego thought system is diabolically opposed to itself!

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

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

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

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

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

There are no extra points for running on empty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How to Avoid Healing

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

It’s not that complicated. We avoid healing when we’re afraid to change. Why would be afraid to change? Because we think the changes would be more painful than the mess we’re experiencing right now. It’s not that complicated, but when we fear change, it can FEEL super complicated even though it’s not.

This is why spiritual healing requires courage. It REQUIRES courage.

A Course in Miracles says, “Your willingness is ALL that’s required.”

Courage and willingness are often one and the same. Courage is possible when we feel the fear but choose our healing anyway.

Courage is possible when we’re so willing to have healing that we’re able to feel the fear and still make the most loving and supportive choice that we can find in that moment.

It’s our willingness to choose Love that actually gives us the courage and strength. It’s so important to both realize and remember that.

Here’s a great way to practice that’s deeply healing.

If you see someone struggling, bless them.
When you would curse someone for doing something you don’t like, bless them.
When you see that person at the gym who looks like they’re having a hard time and they’re not happy, bless them.
When someone refuses to acknowledge you, bless them.
When someone is rude, bless them.

When we can do that, we’re choosing healing.
If you’d like to avoid your healing curse them, judge them, condemn them.

We all get many opportunities each and every day.

Let’s not avoid our healing anymore, let’s maximize it!

If you feel you ARE ready to take the next step with me, consider joining my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp with ACIM principles.

Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to see if it’s right for you right now or to just learn more. If it is right for you, you’ll know. Trust your intuition!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Hidden Ways We Avoid Healing. 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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Prosperity Consciousness

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

In our natural spiritual state, we are already prosperous and abundant. If we’re not experiencing the flow of Prosperity and Abundance, it’s because we’re blocking it in some way – and that way is always going to be in the mind – ALWAYS.

Now, for myself, I used to have a real issue with receiving and debting, and so I felt like an utter failure when it came to being abundant and prosperous.

I used to fantasize about being wealthy, and then feel such an intense lack in my life experience.

The fantasy was like a drug for escaping my life. As with any drug taken to self-medicate, the fantasy left a hangover of unhappiness and lack.

Day after day, hour by hour, so many of my thoughts were on the lack and limitation I was experiencing. I had lack thoughts about everything!

A Course in Miracles is very clear that if we’re focused on lack we’ll experience more of it. All problems are the result of thinking that we’re separate from Spirit and the flow of Love. It’s that original sense in separation that shows up as every experience of lack in our life.

The belief in separation HAS to show up in our experience. That’s how this life works. If we believe it, we will see it.

It took me more than 40 years of living on this planet to finally say “ENOUGH!” I made the decision to shift my thinking. I finally got to the point where I was willing to be ALL-IN for living the teachings to the best of my ability in each moment.

I began to be given so many opportunities to take responsibility for my thinking and to relinquish my beliefs in lack and limitation, and I decided to make the most of them rather than push them away.

When negativity appears in the mind, that’s the healing opportunity you’ve been waiting for. My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp class with A Course in Miracles principles arose from my own healing experiences. I share the same things that made such a difference for me. What I did alone, you can do with me and the rest of the group.

When I finally decided to go ALL-IN for my own happiness, and I stopped looking outside myself for the answers and the causes, that’s when Spirit gave me everything I needed to change my mind and change my life. What a blessing!

We can all live a life of real Prosperity and Abundance. This is our birthright, but we must claim it and activate it.

We must give up the choice we’ve made to live in lack. It’s a decision we make and then adhere to. It’s not easy for most of us, but when we do it together, it’s very doable.

As spiritual students, it’s so important that we demonstrate true Prosperity and Abundance. We’re always teaching the efficacy of how we live and what we choose. When people see us struggling and unhappy, they automatically assume that spiritual teachings and principles are the way of poverty, chastity, pain and suffering, and that is NOT TRUE.

I feel so strongly that part of the healing for all of us is that the spiritual students must lead the way in undoing this poverty consciousness.

Back in the 90s I studied for several years with Rev. Dr. James Lawson who was a mentor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the practice of non-violence. Rev. Lawson also taught many of the leadership of the civil rights movement in how to conduct the nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins and demonstrations that made such a difference in our culture.

Rev. Lawson once said that if all of the people who wished to help feed and support the poor, instead of actually working to feed them, would work instead to support a living wage and for better programs to support economic equity in this world, the end of poverty would actually arrive. I believe he’s correct. And I believe what ACIM advises us is the most helpful: “Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.”

The place to begin is in our own awareness.
The time to begin is now.

Let’s make the commitment to eliminate the poverty consciousness of lack and limitation. It’s a false construct, and we can unite to eliminate it. Now THAT would be truly helpful!

If you feel you ARE ready to take the next step with me, consider joining my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp with ACIM principles.

Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to see if it’s right for you right now or to just learn more. If it is right for you, you’ll know. Trust your intuition!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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Family Liberation

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

I’m having a great time in Savannah, Georgia for my niece, Olivia’s graduation from college! She did it! I’m so happy for her, and it’s a blessing to have our family together and enjoying all the time together.

What I will continue to share about is how grateful I am that I have changed, and so I REALLY can enjoy my family time.

LONG gone are the days of my constant complaining back in the day, when I really didn’t understand spiritual principles, because my understanding was intellectual and not in my heart.

I didn’t live the Love.
I didn’t walk the talk.
I didn’t even realize this was the case.
I was paying lip service to the teaching.

I used to be in near constant complaint mode, continuously criticizing and judging EVERYTHING! It was relentless. I felt so right all of the time. Everything around me was wrong. The people were wrong, wrong, wrong. It was as if my full-time job was judge, judge, judging all that I saw.

I had no idea that I was addicted to thoughts of separation.
I had no idea that I was delusional.

Now, I can see so clearly there’s a difference between being ALL-IN for Love and having an intellectual understanding of spiritual principles that I THINK I believe, but don’t actually live.

The difference is the Love that I feel.
The difference is the Peace that I feel.
The difference is my personal level of happiness.

AND, most importantly to me, the difference is in whether or not I can be truly helpful to others just by the way I live and move, and have my being in the world.

Back in the mid-90s I made the decision that I was going to lift my consciousness to the level that I could walk into a room and my vibration would raise the vibration of the whole room. I knew it was possible and that became my goal. The reason is that I knew I could and it felt like my Divine Duty and spiritual purpose.

My parents were social and political activists. They were community activists. I learned a lot about the joy of being of service to others and to the community. I’m sure it’s part of why I picked them to be my parents.

For me, being of service is my sweet spot.

Back in the day, I’d be of service to feel validated. Now, I don’t need that validation, and people don’t even need to know that I’ve done anything. I don’t need appreciation or recognition. I can simply be helpful and feel fulfilled. I feel so blessed that I’ve found my calling and I get to live it.

I cannot tell you how differently I feel every single day, and how grateful I am that I found the keys to unwinding the addiction to the separation thinking. My experience of life is SO different now. I live without regrets, embarrassment, resentment, and I don’t fear anything of substance.

I can actually fully enjoy, Love and embrace my family. Here we are celebrating my niece’s graduation from college.

I wish I could fully convey what a difference these spiritual practices have made in my life.

I went from feeling like these teachings worked for others, but not for me to feeling like I’m succeeding beyond my wildest dreams!

I went from feeling frustrated because I just couldn’t figure it out to ROCKING my healing – and that’s what I wish for you, too!

And, yes, I still have judgments, complaints and criticisms that come up every day for healing, but I don’t get involved in them and they don’t distract me from my purpose.

My healing didn’t come magically.
It came as a direct result of my spiritual practice.

I’m still experiencing more of my own healing every single day. I’m intending to keep going until I fully awaken from this dream. Awakening is my goal. I’m ALL-IN for this life of healing.

Back in 2008 I got so excited for how quickly my mind was shifting, and the difference that it was making for me and my family, that I decided to put what I was learning about truly living A Course in Miracles into a boot camp class for others to experience what I’d been experiencing.

For the last 11 years, I’ve been thrilled to share this healing journey with people who have had even far more miraculous healing than I have. Families that hadn’t spoken to each other in more than a decade, reunited. Couples who were ready to sign divorce papers, deciding to renew their vows instead. Financial healing, emotional healing, career healing – all kinds of healing.

And what’s more, all of the people around us are also experiencing healing and transformation.

What is the healing that you would like to claim for yourself and your family?

Are you willing to be ALL-IN for your own healing? You don’t have to know how, you just need to be willing. Your willingness is ALL that’s required. That’s the teaching of ACIM, and it’s true. When YOU prove it, then you will know.

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

Every day I offer my “Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. We use technology to transcend time and space, and deepen our spiritual practice, and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

I Love you and I thank God for you. 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!

If you feel you ARE ready to take the next step with me, consider joining my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp with ACIM principles.

Click here now to book an Exploratory Call to see if it’s right for you right now or to just learn more. If it is right for you, you’ll know. Trust your intuition!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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Wanting vs Having

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

I am a big Rolling Stones fan. Don’t get me started! I always loved the song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and now I have a whole new understanding of that phrase. I love the song, but not the wanting!

I’ve learned the self-destructiveness of constantly wanting what I don’t have. I’ve learned how it can destroy a person’s life to constantly believe that things should be different.

When I was recently sharing at the ACIM  Conference in Boston, people were bringing their painful beliefs into the Light for healing. Again and again, people were realizing that the pain was in thinking it should be different and wishing it were different.

Pain comes from a perspective of judgments and opinions. When we project our opinions and judgments – the wanting, needing, craving, and shoulds, we are in emotional distress and pain of our own making.

If you’re interested in manifesting a life with more ease, grace, Love, fun, Freedom, Prosperity and Abundance, then let me just say, it is SO much easier than you can imagine. TRULY!

#1 – When we affirm that we want or need something, we’re actually affirming that we don’t have it and we’re pushing it away on an energetic level. I encourage you to release the words WANT and NEED from your usage. It makes a huge difference!

#2 – Usually most people who experience lack think of what they want and then they immediately cancel their receiving it by affirming their belief that they can’t have it, they don’t deserve it, or that it’s hard to get.

I use this phrase: “I’d like to …”

And then I let it rest in the mind of the Infinite. Intentionally, I don’t start figuring out how to get it. I allow what is my highest and best to come to me or for me to be led to it. It’s actually an incredibly simple practice! Try it, you’ll like it! It’s effective AND it’s easy. You won’t believe it until you start to REALLY practice it. When you do begin to really practice it, you’ll start to realize just HOW TEMPTING it is to cancel out your desire with thoughts of lack and limitation. Be mindful!

I can’t tell you how many people will defend their lack and limitation. I share what I’ve learned and they immediately jump in with “Yes, but you don’t understand my situation …” Then they explain how the world of effects is organized to defeat their Abundance.

The world of effects is a projection of our thoughts and beliefs. How can the world possibly be the cause of ANYTHING?

Realizations like this one are the DIRECT result of spiritual practice. That’s why I have these practical tools in my classes. When we work them backwards and forwards, and apply them to our life in a consistent way, there is consistent healing and revealing of Joy comes naturally.

If you’re interested in being ALL-IN with me, consider joining me next week for Finding Freedom From Fear! Today is the last day for the Early Bird price!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

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

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

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Trusting the Flow

Friday, May 31st, 2019

I’m in Savannah, Georgia for my niece, Olivia’s graduation from college! Very exciting. Olivia’s been attending the Southern College of Art & Design, and this weekend is a celebration of her hard work and natural talent. We’re also coming together as a family to celebrate our Love and connection.

Each member of the family has a strong personality with clear likes and dislikes, and what I really appreciate is that we can come together and simply enjoy each other. I used to need to be managing and controlling things, and often thinking I know what’s best, and now I can just relax and enjoy and let others take charge. Who knew what a blessing that could be?

I have learned to trust my guidance and the flow of the energy of things. It’s amazing how well it works. It’s much less stressful and so much more peaceful.

Last night at dinner, I was talking with my sister-in-law’s niece, Gabby, who was asking what I do for work and I explained to her. For me, one of the most amazing things about my life and work is how much healing people have. I’m so thrilled to tell people about the miracles I witness all the time. It’s a constant stream of Beauty and ever expanding Love.

What I know is that, as I have focused on healing my mind and my heart, I’ve become more loving and more trusting of the flow of Infinite Goodness. Without trust, the inspiration and intuition isn’t flowing.

What I’ve witnessed is that the more I heal, the more the people around me heal, too. This has proven to me the power of the One mind. It’s also inspired me to be more dedicated and devoted to my healing, because it does help everyone around me.

We can bring so much benefit when we’re willing to focus on our healing. The shifts and changes that we desire will often occur, and be even more amazing that we thought they could EVER be, when we’re willing to release attachment to how we think they should be and get into the flow of Love.

It takes real practice to trust the flow of Love.
It’s definitely a mind training.
We go for it, and we get results and that inspires us to keep going for it.

I know it’s radical, but it works!
My life is the living proof of it!

FINDING FREEDOM starts Thursday!

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

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

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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Pain Relief

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Pain is such a teacher. And it’s a teacher I’m not interested in learning with anymore. There are all kinds of pain, and I don’t wish to experience any of them anymore. I feel complete with what pain has to offer.

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.”

We can actually give up anticipating pain. Let’s do that. Let’s agree that pain is not part of our future.

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!

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? What would you start to do differently?

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!

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

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

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

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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Other People

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

When I’m out and about, a lot and meeting new people like I’ve been doing at the two A Course in Miracles conferences in England and Boston, sometimes there’s a funny conversation that arises.

It goes something like this:

“Jennifer, where do you live?”

“I am living wherever I am,” I say.

“Right, but where do you live? Where’s your home?”

“I don’t have a home.”

“Well, where’s your home base?”

“I don’t have a home base. I don’t have a home. I move around.”

“Okay, but where’s your stuff?”

“Why do you need to know where my stuff is?”

It almost always ends with people asking where my “stuff” is. They’re trying to wrap their mind about how I’m managing to live. So, then I tell them that some of my things are at my brother’s home in NJ, and some are at our family home in Maine, and some are in a storage facility in California, and some are in my car, and some of my things are in my suitcase and my purse. That about covers it.

People have a lot of questions about how I live and how long I’ve been living this way. This year I’ve spent time at my brother’s home, our family home in Maine, two different Airbnb’s in NJ, a hotel in NJ, hotel in the U.K., 2 hotels in the Boston area, and a few nights with friends in different places in New England, as well as the resort where we had the “Spring Healing Retreat” and probably some other places I’ve forgotten about.

Between now and the end of June I’ll be in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, California and Vermont.

People often have an envy for my lifestyle, and they say they’d love to travel all over, too, but I’ve been doing this for over three years now, and except for 11 months in Kauai and 4 months in the U.K., I’ve been moving around for 5 years and 3 months.

It’s not my preference to move around. I am a homebody. I’m actually a recluse, in many ways – and it’s an odd combination for me. I am a community builder AND a recluse.

While traveling isn’t my preference, I’d rather be in a house in the woods by the ocean or a lake –

I have learned the healing power of community.
I love spiritual practice in a group.

I used to dislike having to be with other people because I thought they were bothering me.

I used to think that other people’s energy was bringing me down. A lot of people believe this, and it’s actually bold-faced ego B.S. (belief system).

I decided to stop kidding myself.
And I’m inviting you to do the same.

Here’s the truth:
Other people don’t upset us and bother us.
It’s just not true.
Please stop believing that.

What Actually bothers us is OUR beliefs about other people.

And in order to move forward in our spiritual growth – we must forgive ourselves for deceiving ourselves about our upsets and what we blamed on others that wasn’t their fault.

Because when we choose to be unloving and lack compassion, we are causing our own upset.. We we answer the cry for Love with judgment and attack – we will be upset. That feeling of upset is an alarm going off in our Spirit, because we’re choosing to hurt ourselves when we are unloving to another. After all, we’re One with all of our brothers and sisters.

If you couldn’t feel the upset when you choose to be unloving, you’d be in deep trouble spiritually.

Over the years, many people, too many to count, have come to me because they’re desperate to get away from someone they love who is a chronic complainer, or has some other negative mental habit and their belief is that this other person is ruining their life.

I have worked with people who said they hated their spouses and felt their spouses were ruining their lives with their negativity.

What I’ve found, year after year (I’ve been offering Finding Freedom From Fear for 12 years and Masterful Living for 11 years) is that when people get into an active spiritual practice, things change.

For those who are willing to do the inner work of taking out the mental trash and emotional clutter, there’s a major breakthrough to a deeper connection with Spirit and an authentic and powerful commitment to spiritual practice develops.

People are deluded by ego thoughts that all of this inner work and growth is either impossible, it doesn’t last, or it won’t work for them. And that’s exactly how I felt, because I’d tried so many things that were intellectual and not actually helpful.

If we can be convinced that it won’t work for us, we will believe it.
If we can be convinced that we’re especially dysfunctional and things “never” seem to work for us, then that’s where we’ll wind up.

I struggled with this a long time.
I spun my wheels, played small and stayed stuck.
It was painful.
And that’s why I must speak out and encourage others.

This is why it takes such courage to make a change and make a difference in our own lives. This is why ACIM warns us about the fear to look within. It can be a block to Love, and all blocks to Love are impediments to our healing – especially when we don’t understand it. (I did a radio show about this – click the link here to connect to that.)

I truly never imagined that I could experience the healing and transformation I experience now. I never imagined I could feel the Peace I experience now. And that’s why it’s so important to me to encourage others to be willing to dive in, even if you don’t believe.

I’ve been on fire all this Spring.
I really feel it’s so important that we not be distracted and put other things aside to focus on our liberation.

Spirit will always succeed, and we can put Spirit in charge of this.
If you knew you couldn’t fail – what would your spiritual goals be?
Would you put Spirit first?

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

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

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

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Accelerate Your Awakening With Spiritual Friendships. 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!

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

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Spiritual Friendships

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

I’ve had the same group of Prayer Partners for over 20 years and it’s a powerful thing to pray together on a weekly basis, year after year. We hold the Light for each other and we remind each other of the truth.

With my Prayer Partners I can be completely transparent and authentic and I don’t have to pretend. I know that they love me unconditionally, and that is wonderful.

When we get together in person it’s PURE fun and delight. We enjoy all the things that normal friends do AND we have spiritual practice together. It’s the best! Heaven and Earth join together.

The past two weekends I was at the ACIM Conferences in the U.K. and USA, and at both there were many Masterful Living folks who were telling me about their relationships with their Prayer Partners from classes. Years have gone by, and they’re still meeting regularly and praying together. How wonderful!

Many people long for the kind of spiritual connections and community that we have, and it’s more precious than we realize. Prayer partnerships and spiritual community are where we can practice having holy relationships. What a blessing!

The power of these relationships comes from our willingness to fully Love and accept each other.

I invite you to open yourself to the most intimate of spiritual friendships and let Spirit teach you to Love more deeply!

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

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

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Accelerate Your Awakening With Spiritual Friendships. 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!

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

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Giving UP Control

Monday, May 27th, 2019

I recognize I’ve lost appreciation for how wonderful it is that so many things don’t bother me anymore. I used to be one of those traveling companions that needed things to be my way. I know I ruined times and trips because I was upset when we didn’t do it the way I wanted to do it.

I used to be a “control freak.”

I used to throw temper tantrums. I used to control and manipulate, and now I’m usually relieved if someone else takes charge. I’m not that fussy anymore about most things, but not all things.

It’s a huge load off to be able to be flexible and fluid. I didn’t understand that for the longest time. I couldn’t understand it intellectually, I had to experience it.

For me, I took the controlling and manipulating to extremes,and so I had to crash out with it. I had to hit a bottom where I could see so clearly that I was ruining my life and my relationships, and then I could find the Love in my heart that is my strength, and I could see the value in giving up that habit.

Now it doesn’t matter how long it took me to get there.
I’m just glad that I got there.

When I was trying to control everything, I wasn’t very good at receiving help because I needed to be in charge all the time. I thought I knew how to do everything best.

Now, so many years later, I’ve really learned the benefit of being vulnerable and getting the help of others. It sure wouldn’t work to be a spiritual teacher who wasn’t a good receiver. Plus, I have so many wonderful surprises and new adventures following the lead of other people!

So many blessings have come to me because I stopped trying to control everything. I’ve given UP the control – given it to my Higher Holy Spirit Self, and the more fully I do that, the happier I am and the easier my life is.

Spirit is always teaching us the better way!

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

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

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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