Archive for the ‘A Course in Miracles’ Category

Bird in Hand

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

The saying goes, “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

I get it, but that may not always be the case.

What if the bird in the hand is pecking at your hand and pooping on you?

What if the bird in your hand is saying mean things to you and completely disrespects you?

Many times folks are accepting all kinds of unkind and disrespectful treatment because they have grown used to it and they don’t feel worthy of good treatment.

Sometimes we get overwhelmed by other people’s negativity and we get caught like a deer in headlights and actually start towing to the person who is behaving in such an unkind way.

Sometimes we feel that we have to take people spewing their feelings on us just because they have feelings.

AND many times we attract that kind of behavior because of our thoughts about ourselves.

It’s a case of “like attracts like.”

Sometimes we need to take a break from birds in hands and in bushes and rebuild our sense of self-esteem in a truly loving and healthy way before we connect with birds again.

Unworthiness is as close as we can find to having a universal dysfunction. It stems from the unconscious guilt that is explained in A Course in Miracles.

We’re here to be truly helpful and nothing is more helpful then allowing our minds to heal from these self-attack patterns.

If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My Worthiness Workshop THIS SUNDAY is my gift to you. Register to join me.

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Receptive to Good

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

For years I blocked the flow of prosperity in my life and I didn’t even realize it.  Some of my loved ones had labeled me as selfish and so I began to think that was true.  Many folks I met believed it was “better to give then to receive.” And so I began to believe that it was BAD to receive.  I began to notice that many people gave with strings attached.  Sometimes those strings were simply expectations.  

I couldn’t stand all those strings and expectations.  I didn’t like believing that I was selfish.  So, I began to strive to be independent and not need things from people.  I became a hesitant receiver, and sometimes even a poor receiver.

People would try to give me help or assistance, gifts and other things and I would reject them, fearing the strings and expectations.  I preferred not to owe anyone.  I preferred to feel free.  I didn’t know that I wasn’t free.  I was in a box of unworthiness and didn’t even realize it.

I’d become a really poor receiver.  I was a great giver and a poor receiver.

And then I started to have really intense financial challenges and I had no idea how to get out of them. With the help of my spiritual practitioner I began to work on praying to be receptive.

I began to reorient myself to be a good and gracious receiver. 

I began to think of it this way:  Everything I receive is from God and everything I give I give to God.

It doesn’t really matter who is giving or who is receiving – It’s all about being in the flow of the All Good. 

I learned to be able to give to anyone when I felt called and not do it from obligation.  I learned to receive from from anyone and not feel an attachment.  

I began to experience more affluence, more abundance and more prosperity right away.

Are you a good receiver?  Start to make an inquiry into your giving and receiving abilities.  If you’re not feeling the flow, maybe you’re not willing to receive?  Take a look and see what you find in your heart!

One way to increase receptivity was shared to me by a friend and it really works.  Try this:  start to dress up more and present yourself in a more attractive way (of course that’s subjective, but do what works for YOU), and then people will likely give you compliments.  Another way is to be more helpful to people, and people naturally will say thank you.  

Notice if you can easily receive the compliments and the appreciation.  Do you feel tempted to push the praise away or minimize it?  You can practice saying “thank you” to those who compliment you.  I like to say, “thank you, I feel great too,” when someone compliments my appearance.

When someone appreciates what I’ve done, I can say “it’s my pleasure.”  

Being a graceful receiver is a good skill to have.  

It affirms our worthiness.  And that’s helpful.

If you’d like to be more abundant, be a great receiver!  

All blessings come from Spirit, no matter what form they take.

If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift.  My Worthiness Workshop THIS SUNDAY is my gift to you.  Register to join me. 

There’s no cost, but you do have to register.  Click here to register now.

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change.  When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits.  Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

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Being Kind

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

It’s very common for people who are in the middle of some difficulty to want us to be on their side. I can remember wanting to sway people to be on my side if I felt threatened by someone. I’d want to know that other people thought I was right and that they stood with me in the event of a battle.

I feel differently now, because I’m no longer interested in preparing for battle or going to war.

I’d rather we don’t take sides, and I don’t wish to encourage people to be on my side if there’s a disagreement. I don’t like feeling that I’m on a side and opposed to someone else.

I’ve learned that there’s a very large energetic cost to turning someone against another person, just as there’s a cost to labeling someone bad or wrong and fanning the flames of discontent and distrust. I’m not interested in going in that direction.

My interest is in choosing to be loving and supporting others and encouraging them to be loving. That’s where the most benefit comes from.

To turn my entire life in a new direction I simply began choosing more loving choices again and again throughout my day.

At first, they were small choices, very small. Like having patience waiting for a coffee in a store.

We can actively look for the opportunities to be kind, loving, patient, generous of heart and compassionate and turn away from the opportunity to be misleading, disgruntled, divisive and discouraging.

These small choices add up to a big change in how we live our lives. This I know. I am working it every day now for decades and I AM SO GRATEFUL that I can make positive loving choices all day long!

Let’s support each other and cheer each other on in our loving choices!

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Healing Our Hearts

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020

This week it’s Thanksgiving week in the United States. It’s our biggest family holiday, and normally Wednesday is the biggest travel day of the entire year – but it won’t be this year. I’m in Vermont where there’s very little Covid, but still most of us won’t gather for the holiday.

I am setting the intention to have Thanksgiving again in the springtime when I trust we’ll be out of this Covid crisis.

My birthday is next weekend, and my friends keep asking me what I’m doing to celebrate my birthday. Like a lot of folks, I won’t be doing much of anything on my birthday – perhaps I’ll have a zoom party.

I used to get SO triggered on my birthday. In fact, I’ve ruined MANY a family holiday because I got triggered and got so angry that I just destroyed any possibility of a good time. I’ve even done it when everyone came to my house and I cooked the meal.

I’ve had my best friends in the whole world not wish me a happy birthday and completely forget it was my birthday. I think it happens when you have a birthday on a major holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I’ve organized things to celebrate my birthday with friends and with family, on different occasions, and everyone bailed on me.

And, I’ve learned to get over it all.
I’ve learned not to take it personally even when it felt SO personal.

I’ve even had my family eat my birthday cake without me – when I was just in the next room, they didn’t bother to call me to join them as they ate my birthday cake. Yes, it’s true.

Because I used to get so triggered, so intensely and so frequently, I came to believe there was no chance for me to have good relationships. It seemed perfectly impossible for me. I felt utterly hopeless.

Because of prayer, I learned that I wasn’t helpless. Prayer works.
I learned to do what I now call PARTNERING UP.
I learned to pray, effectively and with great sincerity and prayers work.

Prayers REALLY work, but you do have to pray effectively and then be willing to accept the answered prayer.

For example, when my precious Mom was so sick and in the last years of her life, I prayed to release all blocks to Love between us so that we could be completely in the flow of Love before she left this world. I was so intent on us having a holy relationship.

Spirit gave me the opportunity to go to Maine to visit my parents many times in the last years of my Mom’s life and to spend more time with her.

On one visit, it was planned that I would go for two weeks to take my Mom to her radiation treatments. The drive alone was a three hour round trip from the island where my parents lived, and the hospital. It took more than four hours to do the whole trip, and it was wintertime, so we often took longer because of snow and ice.

My mother had about a month of treatments, so I took the middle two weeks to spare my father having to do all the driving.

It was a grey, wintery bleak time, but I found stand up comedy and audio books and things that I thought my Mom and I could enjoy together and listen to.

During those two weeks, I had made a commitment to myself that I wasn’t going to judge my mother for anything no matter what. I was going to completely Love and accept her. This was my big opportunity to have healed.

There were times when I’d have to go into the bedroom, shut the door, and get down on my knees to pray to release all judgments.

This is when I learned that Higher Holy Spirit Self really would take the thoughts out of my mind if I was sincerely wishing to let them go. I had so much mental healing at that time.

I prayed and prayed and prayed to give up the need to be right. I prayed to release every trigger and every unhealed resentment and regret.

I didn’t realize it then, but now I know that I punished my Mom for tolerating a lot of my anger and upset. I felt so guilty for being mean to her and saying mean things.

That guilt turned into fear and frustration that I couldn’t find a way out. If she had pushed back, and been able to help me with it more, that would have been great – but that was not my path of learning.

I felt unworthy of ALL Love because of the choices I’d made.
Unworthiness is a core issue for us all.
For many of us, a deep sense of unworthiness is running our lives and ruining our life.
(And that’s why I’m doing a 3 class series on it next month!)

I now see that everything I’ve learned is what I get to share in my classes. Now, I’m turning that pain into healing, because I support others with it step-by-step because I had to learn to rely on Spirit to show me. I had to really focus and pay attention and learn the way out.

I had to give up all blame in order to get out of my pain.
I had to rely up on Spirit and find my way into my loving heart.
I couldn’t do it alone.
Love is the only healer and the only way out.

Failing in my relationships felt so painful to me.
Success seemed so elusive.
I couldn’t bear the pain of failure anymore.
I had to believe that Spirit would lead me.
I had to learn to trust in God rather than my own opinions and perceptions.
I had to. I just couldn’t take it anymore.

In that two weeks of radiation treatments I focused on total acceptance and Love of my mother.

I put everything I had into releasing the judgments and seeing with God’s eyes.

I practiced being the one who went first with Love and I prayed and prayed and prayed.

At the end of the visit, when I was leaving to go back home to Los Angeles, my mother said “this was the nicest visit we ever had.”

We spent 2 weeks of driving half the day back and forth to radiation treatments in the gray, cold winter snow and mess and it was the nicest visit we ever had. Why? Because I focused on eliminating the blocks to Love and just loved without attachment.

VICTORY IS MINE!
I put Spirit in charge and Spirit DID IT.

From that point on, I knew that Spirit COULD NOT fail.

Thinking about it brings tears to my eyes, because I still have a little bit of sadness for all of the opportunities to be loving that I missed.

But I don’t look back except to continue to harvest the wisdom and move forward with more Love and more Love and more Love.

We can all be the fulcrum point of healing in our family.

We can all rely upon the Spirit for our healing.

We can all practice non-judgment.

It requires no longer giving Love and acceptance in order to get anything back. We must give without attachment.

No need for recognition or appreciation.
We give Love because it’s our divine opportunity to be our true self and be truly helpful.

It all gets so much easier to practice when we forgive ourselves for our debts and our trespasses.

I had to forgive myself for all the things I felt guilty about so I was no longer feeling horrible about myself. Self-forgiveness is the only way.

Spirit cannot fail.

That’s why it’s so important to GO FOR IT!

When any one of us has more happiness, we’re all lifted! All boats rise on this tide of Love.

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New Agreements

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

As I write this I’m blessed to be in the midst of offering one of my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensives. It’s such powerful healing when we’re finally willing and ready to recognize that the only limitations we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only grievances we have are the ones that we agree to.

The only way someone can take advantage of us is if we agree to it.

The only way we can feel limited is if we agree to limitations.

When I first began to realize these things it felt like a dead weight on top of me because I didn’t know HOW to release the limiting thoughts.

I was stopped by my belief that it couldn’t be done because I didn’t know how to do it.

I was stopped by my belief that I was on my own, and if I didn’t know how to do it, I had no resources and so I had to accept that it couldn’t be done.

Fortunately, I had that little bit of willingness that Jesus talks about in A Course in Miracles. My little bit of willingness kept me praying. My prayers to have healing were answered, in part, by my realization that I could Partner UP. I realized that limitations are really only in my thinking, not in my true reality.

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened, I was calling forth healing and I was accepting it.

I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

My willingness to call forth and accept help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing.

I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing and that’s what inspires me every single day.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people.

Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how we allow. There are no REAL limitations.

Now, I’m making agreements with Spirit, rather than agreeing to lack and limitation.

I am calling forth a miracle for us every day. Thank you for praying with me and calling forth a miracle today!

We just started my, in 3 parts, and you can get the replay of Part 1 right now and join me for Parts 2 and 3. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together! Register now and get the replay right now!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN MY FORGIVENESS CLASS: Forgive & Be Free class Click here for more details.

We just started my, in 3 parts, and you can get the replay of Part 1 right now and join me for Parts 2 and 3. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together! Register now and get the replay right now!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN MY FORGIVENESS CLASS: Forgive & Be Free class Click here for more details.

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Forgiveness Miracles

Friday, November 20th, 2020

I’ve had so much to forgive myself for.

Good heavens!

I used to believe that it was OK to manipulate people with my moods and attitudes. I grew up thinking that having an attitude, or getting into a mood was a way to effectively control and manipulate people to have them pay attention to me and do what I wanted. When I felt powerless, I’d find some way to feel more powerful. At the very least, I used to think, I can push people’s buttons and agitate them. It was the misuse of “power.”

I learned that if I was angry people would try to appease me.

I learned that if I was cold and distant people would inquire what was wrong and try to help me.
I learned that if I was sad people might comfort me.
Mostly I learned that manipulating people made me feel sick energetically.

In all of my relationships I found that others were manipulating me as much as I was manipulating them. It all felt SUPER uncomfortable, but that’s just the way it was. Everybody did it.

Forgiveness has taken me from the darkness to the Light.

I have had to forgive myself for so much, and actually doing that has been such a gift to me that it has changed my ENTIRE life!

Here’s a miracle: As I began to achieve some spiritual maturity, I realized that manipulating others, for any reason or in any way was a source of my suffering and theirs. It lacks authenticity and discourages intimacy – two things I deeply value.

Here’s a miracle: I dropped the controlling and manipulating behaviors and now. I notice that I rarely encounter anyone who tries to pull that behavior with me. If they do, I have compassion, because I know it comes from a place of deep wounding and suffering and I’m interested in Love, which is our healer.

I invite you to take a look at where you give yourself permission to manipulate people with your moods and attitudes. It creates more trouble than it could ever be worth. The worst fall out is that it will degrade your personal sense of self-esteem and worthiness.

Having loving relationship builds self-esteem and worthiness and that’s a far better investment of your precious energy, and that’s miraculous. Are you ready for a miracle? Join me in my Forgive & Be Free Classes this weekend.

We just started my, in 3 parts, and you can get the replay of Part 1 right now and join me for Parts 2 and 3. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together! Register now and get the replay right now!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN MY FORGIVENESS CLASS: Forgive & Be Free class Click here for more details.

We just started my, in 3 parts, and you can get the replay of Part 1 right now and join me for Parts 2 and 3. Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together! Register now and get the replay right now!
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN MY FORGIVENESS CLASS: Forgive & Be Free class Click here for more details.

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Forgiveness Brings Peace

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Forgiveness relieves suffering of every kind.

There is no form that suffering can take that cannot be relieved by the act of choosing forgiveness.  

The challenge is that there is so much confusion about forgiveness, what it is, and how it works.

It’s much simpler than we think. Forgiveness is simply this – releasing the opinions, judgments and meaning we’ve made of things.

We think we’re upset because someone did something we don’t like, but that’s the illusion.  It’s pure delusion.  And buying into that illusion IS suffering.  

For much of my life I * blamed others for all of my upsets and problems.  I projected it all out onto other people and situations.  I thought that would relieve my suffering.

Little did I know, it only magnified and multiplied my pain.  

The real cause of our upset is the decision to attack our brothers and sisters rather than to fulfill our purpose, which is to bless them, and to receive as we have given.  

When we choose the thoughts that attack and condemn, we will suffer.  If we didn’t suffer as a result there would be no alarm, no warning, we’d fall down the rabbit hole and keep going with no way to recognize our error.

Right now, in this holy instant, we can drop all of the blocks to love and recognize the truth in this beautiful passage from A Course in Miracles which I’ve laid out like a poem.

How can you who are so holy suffer?  

All your past except its beauty is gone, 

and nothing is left but a blessing.  

I have saved all your kindnesses 

and every loving thought you ever had.  

I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, 

and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance.  

They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt.  

They came from the Holy Spirit within you, 

and we know what God creates is eternal.  

You can indeed depart in peace because 

I have loved you as I loved myself.  

You go with my blessing and for my blessing. 

Hold it and share it, that it may always be ours.  

I place the peace of God in your heart 

and in your hands, to hold and share.  

The heart is pure to hold it, 

and the hands are strong to give it.  

We cannot lose.  

My judgment is as strong as the wisdom of God, 

in Whose Heart and Hands we have our being.  

His quiet children are His blessed Sons.  

The Thoughts of God are with you.  

A Course in MiraclesT-5.IV.8. 

We are perfect Love and we are perfectly loved, all that remains is for us to accept it.  This is the true Self-forgiveness.

Every moment we have this opportunity to let the past go, by releasing the meaning we made of it, and by releasing the idea that what occurred in the past has defined us.

Our experiences do not define us.

Our choices do not define us.

Our unity with God, defines us.  Nothing else can.

We’ve made a meaning of our life and being that is false.  We project it onto others and think they are the problem.  There is no problem.  ALL of our problems have been solved.  Yet, if we hold the idea we have problems we are sure to experience them.  And then we look for someone to blame.  

This is what we can forgive ourselves for and MOVE ON.

Forgiveness is the path of Joy, awakening, and Prosperity.  This I know.  Jesus tells me so.

And that’s why I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts, starting today.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!

TODAY –  MY FORGIVENESS CLASS:  

My Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts – it starts TODAY.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!  JUST IN TIME for the holidays.  Register now.  Click here for more details.    

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances.  Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and let the past go. 

IMPORTANT – this class is a BONUS GIFT for you if you register for Masterful Living 2021 THIS WEEK ONLY.

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Grief

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

At this time of year, our feelings of grief can become overwhelming. For some people this is the first holiday season without their loved one who passed. For some, this is the last holiday season with a loved one who is preparing to depart. Either way, it can bring up intense grief.

With so much loss for so many – on many levels – there’s much to grieve for many people. I feel it’s important that we’re all aware who is grieving around us – they may not show it.

Experiencing what feels like a great loss of any kind, whether it’s a loved one, a job, or any type of identification can be extremely difficult. It can feel overwhelming like no other thing we experience.

Grief can feel shattering for the ego, the personality.

When there’s a loss of a loved one, a job, a home, or something important – it can be a loss of identity that’s completely disorienting.

And then, sometimes, for some people, the grief can morph into a sense that their grief and suffering are what make them special. If the suffering goes on a while it can be difficult to let go of. It becomes part of their new (false) identification. The martyr takes over, and it can feel very sticky.

Grief is never wrong. It’s not a failure. It’s a part of our human experience. We can be tender with ourselves – and we can get MUCH comfort in connecting with others who are also experiencing extreme loss – there’s SO MUCH HEALING in that connection.

Grief can include an unwillingness to give up a strong attachment.

In Spirit, we are eternally one, so there’s no relationship we have to actually give up. Yet, for us to be happy, we do have to give up the attachment. Releasing an attachment is deeply healing, but it can feel very sad and disorienting.

The grief itself can just be another expression of the attachment to the relationship – and that’s a VERY important and valuable distinction.

In a sense, attachments are false idols. They can never make us happy.

We can lose a loved one, a job, a home, etc, and confront our attachment, release it and feel great Freedom, Peace, and Joy while still loving our loved one, our former job, our former home. Giving up the attachment doesn’t mean giving up that which we love, it means giving up the attachment and ONLY the attachment.

When we become identified in our own mind as the one who suffers, the one who is without, and in lack, sometimes we begin to affirm it over and over again all day long. It’s insidious. And it can happen REALLY fast. It’s like a virus that takes over our heart, our mind, and then our identity

One time I had an experience of meeting two other women at an event. It was just before Mother’s Day and we quickly discovered that all three of our precious mothers had seemingly died of cancer. If we had wanted to, we could have formed a club – the dead cancer mom’s club or something like that.

I don’t identify as someone who has “lost” her Mom because I feel she’s with me in Spirit always. I’m one with her, so she can’t be gone from me even though I don’t see her anymore. I feel her. She’s gone ahead, and not far away.

I don’t identify with being motherless because I don’t live in the past. I sometimes briefly recall the past, but not often – and when I do, I share from what I’ve learned in my experiences because that feels truly helpful for others and that’s my aspiration: to be truly helpful to my brothers and sisters in this world.

Living in the past, no matter how great it might have been, only makes for a limited experience of Love now. For myself, I’ve learned there’s absolutely no value in holding onto the past. I can let ALL of it go.

I’ve found that offering any grief and suffering to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing has worked. Of course, it doesn’t work if we’re not actually willing. It can take a while to get to the point of real willingness. And we must be gentle with ourselves – we cannot rush this.

TODAY – Grief Support Class starts today: Very few people really understand how to move through grief with ease and grace.  Jesse Brune-Horan is someone who has gone through tremendous loss and grief and is now offering support.  Jesse is a minister that I have partnered with in many classes and offerings and I’m so glad to support this offering of his new class Healing Grief.  Now is the perfect time to get this support and to call forth more grace in your experience of grief.  Click here for more details.  

TOMORROW – MY FORGIVENESS CLASS:  My Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts – it starts tomorrow.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!  JUST IN TIME for the holidays.  Register now.  Click here for more details.    
Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances.  Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and let the past go. 
IMPORTANT – this class is a BONUS GIFT for you if you register for Masterful Living 2021 THIS WEEK ONLY.  

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Miraculous Power of Forgiveness

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Every year at this time I offer forgiveness classes.  The reason is that I feel one of the times that folks are the MOST motivated to do the family forgiveness work is right before the Thanksgiving holiday, before the whole holiday season begins.

So many people have mixed feelings about the holidays because so many things get triggered at this time.  It can become a real emotional and mental storm – and then add in the rich food and it’s now a storm on every front!

Forgiveness can lead us out of the muck and mire.

In Masterful Living we put a BIG focus on forgiving ourselves for adopting false beliefs, energizing them with our attention and with building our life around them.

Most people feel forgiveness is for what other people have done, but the key to true forgiveness is forgiving ourselves.

The better we become at it, the less there is to forgive.  Our forgiveness is pre-emptive.  It gets out in front of the storm to dispel it.  

And that’s a relief.

I love the band REO Speedwagon, but I’m not interested in riding the storm out anymore.  No, thank you very much.

I can think of no greater gift to our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, in their time of need, then to do our own forgiveness work so we can be free to love them fully.

It’s a blessing to all when one of us can let the past go.

Forgiveness is a beautiful thing.

I would like to think of a new name for it.  Something like:  forfreeness.   

I’m for liberation – and I am 100% sure that spiritual practice is the way.  I’m so glad we can be mighty companions on the journey!

My gift to you: I did a Masterful Living Program 2021 preview class recently and you can get the recording now. Click here now: Family Forgiveness

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

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and get this free download.

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Ease, Grace and Prosperity

Monday, November 16th, 2020

In Masterful Living this year, we’ve been looking at our spiritual relationship with money and abundance. We’re looking deeply into patterns of lack and limitation. It’s been so liberating and we’re having a lot of aha’s.

I talk about having an awareness of your spiritual budget. I have found this really helpful to me in shifting my mind and experiencing more happiness. It also has had an effect on my Abundance and Prosperity.

There was a time when I was deficit spending in my finances and there was also a time I was deficit spending in terms of my happiness. It was a repeating pattern that kept pulling me down in so many ways.

What I realized was that the way to shift things, and to do it quickly, is to increase the positive and decreases the negative – work it from both sides.

Many people thing that the answer to debt is simply to earn more money or to cut expenses. What I’ve definitely proven is that shifting my mind from a focus on lack and limitation to a focus on gratitude and Love was the most effective change for me to activate my Abundance.

I’ve learned that doing my forgiveness work, and really looking deeply at the root causes of my resentments and regrets, while doing the self-forgiveness healing work has FAR MORE to activate and increase the flow of Prosperity in my life than just earning more money or cutting expenses ever did.

I had the experience of running up a lot of debt and carrying it for a number of years – and then through my active spiritual practice I attracted opportunities to earn much more money and I quickly paid off much of my debt – only to have it return. I found myself with even more debt.

This taught me that the answer wasn’t in the world – I learned it for REAL and so that led to my gratitude. I prayed for the answer and it came in the form of clarity, insight and divine guidance.

I did the deep forgiveness work – starting with myself. Then forgiving others and then I was led out of the wilderness of my debt.

I had avoided looking within because I was afraid of what I’d see. I preferred to blame others for my problems. Through my practice of prayer, I finally became willing to develop a greater spiritual maturity and I found myself truly desiring to forgive EVERYTHING.

I began to get on a roll and build some real momentum. And that’s what my classes are about now. I like creating a safe space, with lots of support, where those who are willing can work in group and develop the inner fortitude to do the deep healing work and build the momentum of growing from breakthrough to breakthrough and from glory to greater glory.

I feel so blessed now to support those who would like to do as I’ve done. Together we dive deep and fly high – on an ever-increasing upward spiral of God’s omnipresent goodness. I feel so blessed.

I know for a fact that forgiveness leads to all kinds of good, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship and financial healing – and so much more. That’s why this work is never boring or tiresome. It’s actually AMAZING because it’s always about returning to the unprecedented.

Being able to heal with ease and grace is an expression of Prosperity.

Being able to receive Love and the ALL good of life is part of the experience of Abundance.

Forgiveness unlocks the limits of Prosperity and Abundance, because it unlocks the patterns of lack and limitation.

So much healing is available to us when we stop blocking the flow with regrets and resentments.

Together we’re activating our abundance – we’re going for it! Forgiveness is the way.

My gift to you: I did a Masterful Living Program 2021 preview class recently and you can get the recording now. Click here now: Family Forgiveness

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

Family gatherings, such as Thanksgiving are often triggers of grievances. Prepare yourself to BE the Peace in your relationships and get this free download.

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Me & the Blues Brothers

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

I studied the teachings of Ernest Holmes, the author of Science of Mind teachings for many years. I got my license in 2000 as a Science of Mind Practitioner at the Agape International Spiritual Center and then as a minister in 2006. One of the things I love about Holmes is his clarity. He has a lot to share that’s helpful when it comes to healing.

A favorite quote of mine is from the Science of Mind textbook. Holmes said, “healing does not take time. The only time it takes to have healing is the time it takes to have a realization.

Many people think that healing in this world takes time, but it doesn’t. How could it when time isn’t even real? We have the belief that healing takes time and therefore it appears to take time.

Eliminate the belief in order to reveal the truth. You will now be able to see instantaneous healing is available.

This applies to ALL kinds of healing.

All healing is at the level of the mind FIRST and then the result shows up in other ways. First, we must change our minds.

Right now, in this world, if we can change our minds, we can affect great change.

There’s the healing we can bring about if we’re willing to focus our attention.

The divisiveness we’re seeing in the United States can be healed when we’re willing to focus on affirming the unity of all life, all humanity.

While it seems as though there’s separation it’s frightening and distressing, it can be healed very quickly if we’re willing to let it heal. We can do this by holding the situation in our mind clearly, with strong intention.

We’re here ONLY to be truly helpful. What could be more helpful than visualizing the world we’d like to experience?

Ultimately, most of us would like to see the same things: Peace and Prosperity.

Peace and Prosperity are both spiritual qualities. All of the spiritual qualities are omnipresent and omnipotent. They are our essence, our very beingness.

To experience Peace and Prosperity, we must first align with that vibration.

And, we must take responsibility for what we see.

A Course in Miracles is very clear on this subject in the section of the Text entitled, “Responsibility for Sight,” where it says:

“This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, release from pain, and the complete escape from sin, all to be given you.

Say only this, but mean it with no reservations, for here the power of salvation lies:

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

Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you. Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.”

When we’re saying that someone else is the problem, we’re not taking responsibility for our contribution, we’re denying the unity of all life, we’re not willing to see with divine sight.

Now is the time for us to take a step forward and be WILLING to have a realization of the unity of all life so that all sense of separation can disappear. Healing does not take time. This can happen in an instant. A holy instant.

We ARE the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Now is the time for us to activate and live our purpose, which is to be truly helpful!

Like the Blues Brothers, we’re on a mission from God – MISSION POSSIBLE – let’s get to it!

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

TODAY IS the last DAY for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

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

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

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Family Forgiveness

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

In A Course in Miracles, Jesus lets us know very clearly that forgiveness is the way out of suffering.

I’ve proven that and many around me have too.  Forgiveness frees our families and our ancestors.  

When we learn to practice TRUE forgiveness, we’re set free.

Forgiveness is part of a divine discipline.

I have come to really like the word “disciple.”  It comes from the latin word for follower, student, learner.  I notice how closely the word disciple resembles the word discipline.  Discipline can mean to punish, but it can also mean teaching.  

I’ve come to learn that a disciple understands the value of discipline in the form of being able to stay focused on Love and the objective of spiritual awakening.  

The ego has it’s own disciplines that keep people conformed to trying to appease an insatiable need.  That surely is a punishment.

What interests me is to be watchful for the opportunities to extend Love and to heed the call to Love and be loving.  The ego is a trickster and will often instruct us to withdraw or withhold Love.  

The ego determines who is worthy and who is unworthy of Love and yet the ego knows nothing of Love.  Following the ego’s commands about Love surely leads to discipline that is a punishment.  It is a block to Love.

As we’re approaching the holiday times, let us realize that the time to extend Love is always now.  The time to withhold Love is never.

Because we’re one with all, when we withhold Love we are truly only cutting off ourselves from the flow of all that is good, and healing and helping us to remember our true identity.  If we withhold Love from someone we withhold it from ourselves – there’s no way to punish someone and not be punished ourselves.

In my lifetime, I’ve experienced the great suffering coming from following the ego and disciplining myself to be fearful and watchful of others – placing my trust in the ego rather than Love.  It’s taken great willingness and a divine discipline to become a disciple of Love’s way.   In this divine discipline I have found Peace.

Love is our way.  It is our natural way.  Love is what we are.  Let’s embrace what we are and realize that if it’s true for us, it’s true for everyone.  This is where our understanding of our worth comes from.  It comes from our willingness to Love without grasping, needing or wanting.

Through our divine discipline of Love without conditions we are healed.

Love is our healer and in our family we can take the lead through forgiveness.

 Forgiveness is the release of the blocks to Love.  Where there’s more Love flowing there’s a healing happening.  

Let’s claim our healing and share it with everyone!  Every act of Love and kindness is a healing balm for all.  We change the world with our choice to forgive and open up the floodgates of Love.

All boats rise on this tide of Love.  

The holidays are coming, and it’s an opportunity to put the past behind us and be the super hero of healing in our family.  If this interests you, consider joining me on Saturday!

TODAY:  Family Forgiveness – Free Workshop – come join me!  Click here to get the details.

Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts TOMORROW

Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD WAITLIST – Don’t Miss Out!  You can sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January.  If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants.  If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

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Miraculous Healing Super Powers

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Anytime my identification with ego is challenged there’s an opportunity for me to have a healing and that’s what I’m interested it.

Let the challenges be gentle and let me see how helpful they are.

Right now, we all have an opportunity to contribute to world peace or to contribute to world upset. Our perspective, what we hold in our mind, and how walk in the world is affecting everyone.

When people are upset around us, we can take offense or we can answer the cry for Love.

When we extend compassion, we’re activating our miraculous healing super powers.

When we extend compassion, we’re fulfilling our purpose.

It’s not about whether people deserve our compassion.
If we don’t share the Love of Spirit, we atrophy and become malnourished.

When we can extend compassion, everyone wins.

When we cannot extend compassion, when we withhold the Love of God – we are the ones who miss out. This may be our one appointed time to be of service to a brother or a sister and we wouldn’t wish to miss it.

Life is delicate, and Love is strong.

We have super powers of miraculous healing and now is the time to use them!

The holidays are coming, and it’s an opportunity to put the past behind us and be the super hero of healing in our family. If this interests you, consider joining me on Saturday!

SATURDAY: Family Forgiveness – Free Workshop – come join me! Click here to get the details.

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 

Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

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Great Crusade

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

This week, in Masterful Living class, I was reminded of this valuable teaching from Jesus in A Course in Miracles.

This is from the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles under Miracle Principle #26 (page 19):

“You now share my inability to tolerate lack of love in yourself and in everyone else, and must join the Great Crusade to correct it. The slogan for this Crusade is “Listen, learn, and do.”

This means:

Listen to my voice,
learn to undo the error, and
do something to correct it.

The first two are not enough. The real members of my party are active workers.

The power to work miracles belongs to you.

I will arrange the right opportunities for you to do them. But you must be ready and willing to do them, since you are already able to. Doing them will bring conviction in the ability.

I repeat, “You will see miracles through your hands through mine. Conviction really comes through accomplishment.

Remember that ability is the potential, achievement is its expression, and Atonement is the purpose.”

This is not the time to wait and see. Listen, learn and DO.

It’s important to take in what Jesus is telling us – the doing will bring conviction in our ability – and that’s reassuring.

Too many light workers don’t feel confident of their abilities – they don’t feel qualified to fulfill their life purpose. It’s because we’re still putting ourselves in charge, rather than Spirit.

If we’re coming from our hearts, following guidance and taking loving action without attachment we will be in service to God. And that is what qualifies us.

It’s also where our confidence comes from.

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 

Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

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On Call for Spirit

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Right now, we’re “on call” for Spirit.

In the same way that a doctor might be “on call” in case of emergency, let’s be on call for Spirit.

Ready and available.

To accomplish this, let’s take extra time for self-care right now. That feels so important. I notice that many, many people in my life are going through stressful shifts and changes.

Let’s put extra attention on self-compassion and self-care so we can be available for Spirit.

Right now, people are challenged with illness, loss of life, feeling divided politically, feeling unloved and disrespected – so, one way we can be truly helpful is to make sure we’re “loved UP” all the time.

Being prayerFULL really helps too. Being prayed UP. Let’s pray before we make the phone call, get on the zoom meeting, leave the house or enter the building.

Let us be prepared to shine the Light of Love when it’s needed.

Because, it’s definitely what we’re here for – to be truly helpful – as needed.

And I’m so glad that we’re doing it together.

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Click on the picture below to check out my video series:

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 
Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st. I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere. If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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Having Humility

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Here’s an interesting observation:

After working with so many people as a spiritual counselor, as a spiritual leader and teacher, a minister, a practitioner and just as someone having a human experienced, I’ve noticed that it’s often the case that folks who feel completely unworthy of having a spiritual awakening are quite likely to have rapid spiritual growth.

One of the reasons is that they can get out of their heads and just surrender to doing a spiritual practice that works without judging it so much.

Folks who feel they’re spiritual know-it-alls sometimes don’t make much spiritual progress because they feel they already know so much.  

Humility is a powerful factor in our journey of awakening.  

We get to humility through surrender.

We can do that with ease and grace – OR –

We can be humiliated.

We get to choose which way we’ll go.

I chose humiliation.  

I don’t recommend it, but it got the job done!

And for that, I’m eternally grateful.

I’m so GLAD and grateful to be experiencing this journey with you!  

Let’s support our brothers and sisters on their awakening journey to find the way with ease and grace and no more humiliation.

Our willingness is the key!

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

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Extending Love

Monday, November 9th, 2020

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

That’s pure grace, active in our lives and in our awareness.

After this intense year and a half leading up to and through the US election, one thing is abundantly clear here in the United States of America: *

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

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

There is no other. There just isn’t.

We must change our view in order to have a new experience.


That’s what the civil rights movement taught us.
And yet, here we are, learning it again.

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

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


Let us focus on ending separation thinking through choosing to extend Love.

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Click on the picture below to check out my video series:

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 
Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st. I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere. If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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How I Healed my Nightmare

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Have you ever lived in a house divided? I was blessed that my parents were always united even when they went through some difficult times, as most people do. There were many times when I was the one divided from everyone else in the family, feeling like I wanted to separate myself from the family.

I remember what it was like to feel that strong sense of separation from my loved ones even while I was living with them. I felt very angry about it and I let everyone know it.

I felt angry because I felt so threatened and so overwhelmed.

When I was a teenager there were many times when I would get VERY upset. I would become like a raging inferno of separation and all I wanted was to be hugged, held, loved, accepted, but I didn’t know that. At the time, I felt like I wanted to burn the house down and take everyone with me down in the fire.

Why did I feel so angry? It was all about control. It was all about not getting my way. Having to do other people’s will was an outrage to me even though I was a child. Being held accountable was unbearable. All of these things were ego threats.

To be honest, I can barely remember what I was thinking at that time, only that I felt this uncontrollable rage – and that it was humiliating to be so out of control. The only thing that ever really stopped it was exhaustion. I would physically exhaust myself.

So, I feel like I understand some of what some of the people in the USA might be feeling now. My feeling then, as it appears it is for some people now, was:

If I can’t get what I want, it’s like death. If I don’t get my way, it’s like I’m being viciously attacked. If I’m going to die, I’m taking everyone with me. That’s your punishment for not doing what I want. You don’t matter, only what I want matters. I have to take care of myself or I will be killed.

I really did feel that way.
It didn’t feel like a choice.
It felt like I was stuck inside a pattern I didn’t make and couldn’t get out of.

It was HORRIBLE for me.
It made me feel so out of control and I wanted to control everything, that was the problem. My core issue was needing to control everything and have it be my way.

Then, because I’d start judging everything around me that wasn’t to my liking as being wrong, bad, untenable, I wanted to tear it all down. It was an affront to me at every turn.

All of my judgments did what judgments always do, they increased my disconnect from Spirit, from Love, from anything that could restore my sanity.

It was a vicious cycle.
I had no idea how to get out of it.

As I got older, and had my own home, I began to feel more in control and that did help me stop having the intense arguments and meltdowns, but I would have them later with boyfriends.

It wasn’t until I realized that trying to control was one of the most basic issues I had. 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.

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 when I’m following the lead of other people! I LOVE that.

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.

I’ve learned that it takes a village to raise each one of us. We ALL need a lot of Love and support to do this well.

And yet many people, many, many of us do not have that Love and support. And folks will act out so badly, because they feel so hurt and deprived. Then they are hurtful to others and then they feel completely unworthy of Love and respect.

They don’t feel worthy of even the most basic kindness.
When they don’t feel worthy of kindness, they don’t attract it, won’t receive it, and can’t receive it.

That’s when the ego identification is SO intense – and that’s where I was. I worried that I was a fundamentally evil person. I was in survival mode.

And that’s why I’ve learned ways to help people who feel SO unworthy and separate from Spirit, because this has been MY journey – and I didn’t get it from a book.

I cannot believe that anyone of us is beyond hope. If we believe that, we don’t know the power of Love and the power of prayer. I do know those powers.

I know that Saul met Jesus on the road to Damascus and he had an experienced that changed him from Saul the persecutor of Christians to Paul the champion of Christianity. That can be anyone of us. Truly.

We must pray for the situations in our life that feel unhealable.

We must Partner UP with Spirit and put Spirit in charge and stop trying to control and evaluate how the healing goes.

We must be willing to change our minds – and to really do the work.

Walking the talk is a way of life. At first it seemed really hard to me, but I learned how much EASIER it makes every day. The problems I had in the past are gone. I haven’t felt that pain in decades.

I thought I was stuck in those patterns for the rest of my life.
Like the person who feels stuck in any difficult situation, I used to feel that it was just something I had to accept.

I’ve learned this:
Don’t accept a future you do not want
Don’t plan for a future you do not want
Don’t hold in your mind the inevitability of a future you do not want

What we think about, we bring about.

All healing happens at the level of the mind.

Let us become intolerant of mind-wandering.

I started out like a toddler running everywhere and knocking things over, but I grew up, and I learned to help others with real compassion. My nightmare became my blessing, and I hope, in some way, that it’s your blessing too.

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Click on the picture below to check out my video series:

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st. I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere. If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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I did a Q&A for anyone interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – click here now to register -I’ll be sending out the replay soon!

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

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

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Saying Yes to Divine Vision

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

I can remember many years ago a friend of mine said to me that it seemed as though things were easier for me than they were for her.  

I don’t know if that’s true, but I do understand what she meant.  

I feel as though I’ve gone through mini versions of many issues and I have worked through them – was it easier for me, or did I somehow realize that if I knew I could get through it, I did get through it easier?

I long ago recognized that something I really valued about my own personality is my willingness to hold to the vision I desired for myself and my life, REGARDLESS of whether or not I thought I had a chance to make it a reality.

I’ve learned the power of holding the vision and focusing on the vision.  

I invite you to consider the vision of the highest and best in an important area of your life that concerns you.

Are you willing to hold that vision and disregard any temptations to entertain a future you do not want?

This is so important.  It’s so valuable.  It changes our life.  

Be willing to give any idea you’ve been holding in your mind, that you cannot or you will not have the results you’d like.

Also, be willing to admit – is the thing you’d like to have happen a fantasy – is your fantasy some kind of false idol?  Which means, is the image in the fantasy a substitute for God?

Hold tight to the vision of highest and best.

Go cold turkey on the fantasy.

Give Spirit the heavy lifting – put Spirit in charge of bringing the vision to fruition.

No more fantasy.

Fantasy is like a drug – it’s a substitute for vision.

We can hold a vision of the highest and best in our life for ourselves and for the world.

This is important and good work – we do it together!

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

Yesterday I offered a Q&A for anyone interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – click here now to register and get the replay.  

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Don’t Miss Out!  You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January.  Get access to my FREE VIDEO SERIES – click now to get access. 

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Compassionate Listening

Friday, November 6th, 2020

In my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive, one of the things I demonstrate and teach is the healing power of compassionate listening. It’s extraordinary how much can be lifted, shifted and healed when we’re willing to set all judgments aside and listen with our heart.

This is one of the most helpful skills we can have and we can develop our ability to listen with compassion to a point that is truly extraordinary.

Why?

Because this IS what we’re designed to do and how we’re meant to live.

A Course in Miracles calls it “extension.”

When we listen with true compassion, we’re extending Love which is the only true healer there is.

We are being profoundly helpful when we offer compassion to our brothers and sisters.

Being able to listen with compassion to someone we completely disagree with is a level of spiritual maturity that we can attain. We can even be at Peace listening to someone we dislike. When we’re not judging, we can be at Peace.

Being able to have the willingness to listen with compassion is a great leap forward in consciousness.

This IS how we raise ourselves up out of the muck and mire of feeling separate.

During this time of intensity in density, let’s commit to a high degree of listening with compassion so that we can truly help heal the illusion of a divide between people in this world. This is our work to do – let’s get to it!

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

TODAY I’m offering a Q&A for anyone interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – click here now to register to join me live or get the replay.  

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Don’t Miss Out!  You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January.  If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants.  If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist! 

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My Crucial 1st Step

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Yesterday, with my Prayer Partners and in my Masterful Living class, we were talking about the election.  Of course we were, we were talking about it all over the world.

I’ll be honest, Tuesday night I felt concerned.  I had a sudden urge for ice cream, a little comfort food.  I asked myself what would I do if the election didn’t go the way I wished it would.

Emotionally and mentally, I needed to be able to see myself taking steps to recover from my disappointment if that happened.  I’m proactive, I’m not going to stay in disappointment, so I needed to know what would I do to move through it.

I recognize, I definitely have an attachment to the outcome of the election, and I am ACTIVELY releasing that, and I have come to the point where I can be at Peace no matter what.

In terms of what I would do, it’s my spiritual practice.  That’s my go to.  

Without an effective spiritual practice my life would be so unpleasant.  

Without my spiritual practice and my spiritual community, I would be going up and down like a roller coaster and back and forth a yo yo – that’s how I used to live.  Like I’m in a little boat being tossed about on a very big and unpredictable ocean.

I remember what it feels like to have my happiness tied to life’s ever-changing circumstances.

I’m never, EVER going back to living that way.  

I’m sure that’s why Spirit gave me the mantra:  “walking the talk, and living the Love,” and an effective spiritual practice to go along with it.  

Key to my practice is knowing, and constantly, consistently, affirming this:

I am calling forth the highest and best for myself.

I am choosing the most loving choices I can find.

I am aware that the highest and best for ANYONE is the highest and best for EVERYONE because we’re one with each other.

I may not like everything, but if I’m willing I can accept that somehow, and in some way, this is for my good and I’m going to receive it that way EVEN IF I don’t like it.

I no longer reject my good – I accept it.

Spirit is leading me and guiding me every day, all the way, to the highest and best, most loving choices and I AM sharing the benefits with everyone because I AM one with them!

If I don’t walk the talk throughout my day, I won’t have the Peace I have now.  I’ll be back to living off-balance and getting on and off the pain train.

I’ve learned that a certain amount of spiritual practice in the beginning of my day and at the end, to book end my day won’t cut it.  

Of course, spiritual practice like that is really enjoyable and really helpful, and it’s what I do, but it’s not enough to give me the Peace I have with an effective spiritual practice that I use all day.  

Walking the talk and living the Love is an all-day spiritual practice that I am IN throughout all days.  

There’s an important first step to being able to really see the value of walking the talk and living the Love, and I made a video about it.  It’s part of a series I’ve made and you can get access to the whole series (my gift to you).  


Click on the picture below to check out my video series:

Don’t Miss Out!  You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January.  If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants.  If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!  

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

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P.P.S  FRIDAY I’m offering a Q&A for anyone interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – click here now to register to join me live or get the replay.

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Seeing With Divine Sight

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

One of the things we were talking about in Masterful Living class yesterday is how so many spiritual students will approach their entire spiritual journey as though they are trying to become more holy. They’re trying to eliminate their sinfulness.

The only problem is that they’re not sinners. None of us are.

No matter what we’ve done, or not done that ego pretends is a sin, we’re still not sinners.

It’s hard to believe in our innocence when lifetime after lifetime we’ve been indoctrinated as sinners. A Course in Miracles tells us that one of the most chaos inducing beliefs we can have is the one that has us believe that we’re sinners, but we’re not.

When we can see with Divine Vision, we’ll see that there is no sin.

There is no stain on our permanent record.

And, there’s no stain on ANYONE’S permanent record.

There is no punishment, but what Love does is it calls correct.

Love offers correction.

Another way to say that is that we experience our karma – which isn’t a punishment, ever. God does not punish. Our karma is neither punishment nor reward. Karma is, in many respects, a teaching.

When we make loving choices we learn through loving results and experiences.
When we make unloving choices we learn through pain.

Let us change our mind about punishment. Let us release any idea that someone should be punished for any reason whatsoever. Instead, let us call for their mind to be corrected.

After all, Spirit doesn’t punish, only the ego thoughts are of punishment.

Let’s put punishment behind us and choose Divine Vision instead.

This is our choice on the path of growth to spiritual maturity.

Sometimes we stumble and fall, but if we’re knocked down, we get up again. And again. And again and again and we don’t ever stop getting up.

I’m writing this before bed, long before the election results are well in, so I’m not commenting on that. I only encourage you to remember that nothing real can be threatened.

May truth be revealed and Love prevail.

COMING UP NEXT:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

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Free Video Series: I’m making a video series about my experience of learning to walk the talk so that I could live the LOVE and I’m so happy to share it.  I’m releasing Video #1 in my Walking the Talk, Living the Love series today.

It’s called “How to avoid the classic mistake that spiritual students almost always make.”  

 And you can click here to watch it now:

I trust you’ll find it inspiring and helpful.  This is Video #1 of a 6 Video series so you can sign up to get notified when the next video is ready.  

You can also sign up for the waitlist of my Masterful Living program – I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support.  If you’re interested in my year-long program, I’d like everyone to know about this extra support option because I’m excited about what we can offer this time!  We’re going for it!  Better than ever!

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Prep For Being A Miracle Worker

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Here in the USA, things are super intense.  We can all feel the intensity because of our election and wondering how it will be resolved.  People have such strong feelings and fears.  And this on top of a global pandemic.  And then there are so many other issues caused by the pandemic.  It’s a very intense time.

AND this is the time we wouldn’t wish to miss.

This is the time for which we have decided to incarnate at this time.

We are the chosen.  All beings are chosen to be the Light of the world, but we’re actually saying a big yes to it.

In Masterful Living class last night we were talking about Spirit being the source of all the good in our lives and not the things of this world.  Let’s accept that this is true and put Spirit in charge, really in charge, of our good.

Let’s open to receive all the good that is ours to receive – this will TRULY make the world a better place for ALL OF US to live in.

During this time of intensity, we are really needed to hold the form.

We hold the form of heaven breaking out all over.  We don’t hold a vision of hell on earth.  Our job, our mission, our life is about holding the form for the highest and best to unfold.  

We can be vigilant only for God.  It might seem difficult to do this, but this is how we train our mind only to hold that which brings benefit and to let the past go. 

We were born to be miracle workers.

Time to get to work.

We have what it takes!  Let’s put it to use!

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

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Free Video Series: I’m making a video series about my experience of learning to walk the talk so that I could live the LOVE and I’m so happy to share it.  I’m releasing Video #1 in my Walking the Talk, Living the Love series today.

It’s called “How to avoid the classic mistake that spiritual students almost always make.”  

 And you can click here to watch it now:

I trust you’ll find it inspiring and helpful.  This is Video #1 of a 6 Video series so you can sign up to get notified when the next video is ready.  

You can also sign up for the waitlist of my Masterful Living program – I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support.  If you’re interested in my year-long program, I’d like everyone to know about this extra support option because I’m excited about what we can offer this time!  We’re going for it!  Better than ever!

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Spiritual Activism

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Let’s REALLY be the change we’d like to see in our family, in our neighborhood, in our workplace in our heart. For myself, the key has been to hold a vision of Love and to release all grievances and to put my attention on that – rather than trying to figure out what to do in the world of form.

I am a spiritual activist.

I work at the level of the mind. Like my teachers: Jesus, Gandhi, King, and St. Francis, I take inspired action, but I start with prayer, with partnering UP, with releasing the judgments and opinions that could cloud my vision.

Holding a vision for a peaceful world is no joke, it’s a life’s purpose.

There’s so much power in holding a vision. Just think how many billions of people on this plan know these words, who said them, why, and what it meant to the entire world:

“I have a dream …”

King had a vision. It’s the vision of Freedom ringing through our hearts, our minds, our nation and the world. Freedom from tyranny, injustice and prejudice. The Freedom to fully Love and accept our brothers and sisters.

When we’re trying to change the world through working only in the visible we will tire easily and accomplish much less than those who take inspired action.

Inspired action comes from our loving heart holding a vision of the highest and best for all.

If you are an American citizen, and you have not voted, please make a plan to vote now. It’s never been more important to take a stand for Love. Vote with your heart and you cannot go wrong. Vote for Love and with Love.

If you don’t know where to vote or drop your ballot off you can text POLLS to 30330 and get the answer! 

Now is the time for us to fully commit to do what we came here for – hold the highest and best for EVERYONE.  Release all patterns of lack and attack and stand in the Light of Love.  This is our purpose.  

Being truly helpful starts in the mind and ripples outward.  Our time is now!

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

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Free Video Series: I’m making a video series about my experience of learning to walk the talk so that I could live the LOVE and I’m so happy to share it.  I’m releasing Video #1 in my Walking the Talk, Living the Love series today.

It’s called “How to avoid the classic mistake that spiritual students almost always make.”  

 And you can click here to watch it now:

I trust you’ll find it inspiring and helpful.  This is Video #1 of a 6 Video series so you can sign up to get notified when the next video is ready.  

You can also sign up for the waitlist of my Masterful Living program – I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support.  If you’re interested in my year-long program, I’d like everyone to know about this extra support option because I’m excited about what we can offer this time!  We’re going for it!  Better than ever!

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Walking the Talk Training

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Over the years, many people have told me that they really love the subtitle of my A Course in Miracles podcast which is: Walking the Talk and Living the Love. I get it.

Being consistent as a spiritual student, a spiritual practitioner of Love and Light really appeals, and for me it’s absolutely been the hardest thing to do. It has really been SO DIFFICULT at times. I felt like such an utter failure.

And that’s why I have loved sharing so much of my journey and what worked for me and what didn’t.

I’m making a video series about my experience of learning to walk the talk so that I could live the LOVE and I’m so happy to share it.

I’m releasing Video #1 in my Walking the Talk, Living the Love series today.

It’s called “How to avoid the classic mistake that spiritual students almost always make.”

And you can click here to watch it now:

I trust you’ll find it inspiring and helpful.  This is Video #1 of a 6 Video series so you can sign up to get notified when the next video is ready.

You can also sign up for the waitlist of my Masterful Living program – I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support.  If you’re interested in my year-long program, I’d like everyone to know about this extra support option because I’m excited about what we can offer this time!  We’re going for it!  Better than ever

NOVEMBER:  Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills?  You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st.  I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere.  If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.  

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

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

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