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When Hurt Leads to Healing

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Once upon a time, I received a letter from a dear friend who told me that something I’d said a year before had hurt her feelings. My friend, I’ll call her Barb, who lived just a few miles from me, wrote a 4-page letter to tell me that she’d been upset about this for a year and she just couldn’t hold it in anymore. Barb had to let me know because it was standing between us, and she wanted to clear the path of our friendship.

I read the letter and I did feel a little bit guilty. The thing I’d said had definitely had some judgment in it, but it wasn’t meant to hurt her. She’d been looking to get a job on a television show that I thought was a low-brow, low quality show and I believed she could do better.

In reading her letter, it was clear that she could never have been upset if she hadn’t had the same judgment about herself and that she could do better.

I wrote Barb my own 4-page letter telling her how much I loved her and letting her know I had no intention to hurt her feelings. I apologized. I let her know how important her feelings were to me.

Then, because I could feel that I definitely did have some ego reaction going on, I called up my dear friend Judy and asked her if I could read Barb’s letter and my letter and see what she thought. I wished to get a second opinion before I sent my letter off.

Judy listened patiently as I read the two long letters. At the end of it she said, “That’s really good. It’s a beautiful letter. And that’s exactly what I’d do, Jenn, but you’re better than that. You have the courage to pick up the phone and call Barb, and that would be so much more effective.”

WOW! What a brilliant idea!

I knew immediately she was right. I did have that courage. And it would be much more loving. It would show that I really cared and was coming from the heart.

In truth, I’d written the letter to defend myself. I knew it, deep down. I couldn’t fool myself. That’s why I called Judy and read her the two letters. I knew that something wasn’t really right and I didn’t want to respond to Barb with something less than wholly loving. I’m so glad I followed my guidance!

I still felt a little bit of resistance to calling Barb, because I believed there was a possibility that Barb would yell, and then blame and shame me.

And I knew that those feelings of trepidation came from my own sense of unworthiness that was coming up for healing.

I knew I had to put Love first and TRUST Love. So I called Barb, left a voicemail and asked if we could make a plan to see each other and talk. I made sure to say that I was so glad she’d written to me, because I would’ve had no way to know that she’d been offended and I definitely didn’t intend to hurt her feelings by my comments.

Barb and I got together and we cleared the air. In our meeting, I found out that she really didn’t want to take responsibility for her feelings and that she really was judging herself, and I’d just brought it to her attention. She didn’t say any of that directly, but it was clear.

My friendship was confrontative to her about where she might be judging herself and making decisions based on that, and she wasn’t interested in that. We had a very civil and loving conversation. I’m so glad we saw each other, but I realized that continuing our friendship was mostly up to her.

That was a time when I was learning that I do activate people’s unhealed stuff. And they activate mine.

And together we can have a healing or we can revisit an old wound.

Some people aren’t done with the old wound yet, and they don’t wish to look at their stuff – and that’s what I do. I would rather look at it, heal it, and move on. I’ve had a number of relationships fall away because people aren’t interested in that, and I’ve learned to respect their choice.

And maybe some people don’t wish to do their inner work at the pace I’m doing mine. Some would like to go faster and some would like to go slower, and that’s perfectly good.

It’s always a choice between the new Heaven and the new Earth or the old hell revisited.

Of course, I understand that in the actual moment of the “insult” Barb didn’t feel comfortable saying something to me. And in the times I’d seen her since then, she hadn’t felt comfortable, either, so she wrote her letter to say how she felt – and to blame me for how she felt. The letter was also to defend herself (which she’d probably been doing for a year in her mind) and maybe to get even.

And, you know what? I can handle all of that. People do act in all kinds of crazy, egotistical ways and so do I. And we’re here to help each other with it and not judge them (or ourselves) for it. We’re here to have compassion for them when they’re believing the stinking thinking.

When we have compassion for them at that precise moment that they’re most believing the made-up story of the past, that’s when they can have a healing and we can, too.

Our compassion heals us both. That’s why A Course in Miracles tells us that our brother is our savior. They call us into our loving hearts.

We’re here to answer that call.

Barb blamed me for her feelings, even though she knew I had zero INTENTION to hurt or insult her. She’d been hurt and insulted by her own interpretation, and she was projecting it on me.

And don’t we all do that, so often?

We can go the other way.

We can turn the pain into fertilizer. That’s what I did with Spirit’s help, in the form of Judy advising me to call Barb rather than send my letter. I had a true healing because of Judy. I never saw Barb or heard from her again, and so I don’t know what happened with her. But I can tell you, if she called me today I’d be thrilled to hear from her.

Life is perfect. Always.
There are no mistakes. Only mis-takes. Misperceptions and misinterpretations.
Every unloving choice leads to a learning, if we allow it.

Allowing, being willing, that’s the key.

All too often we fall asleep at the wheel. We forget where we’re going and we become VERY side-tracked. In ACIM, Jesus tells us we’re “far too tolerant of mind-wandering.” We can wander in the desert for 40 years if we aren’t paying attention, but even if we do, we’ll learn something exquisite from it that we can share with others and bless the whole world.

To learn anything at all, in any way, is a blessing! Let us receive our blessings!

And let us decide not judge ourselves as slow learners. Forgiveness is the way.

It takes tremendous willingness not to be distracted and to stay focused on what’s most important. It takes cultivating a real, deep, and abiding Self-Love not to be side-tracked with blame, shame, and judgment.

This is what I’m all about, keeping us on track. It’s not easy, but there’s nothing more worthwhile.
Some of the best help comes in the most difficult ways. And IF we’re willing to grow through it, rather than resist the whole way, it doesn’t have to be painful.

In A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 190 we’re told:
“Pain is a wrong perspective. When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception. It is not a fact at all. There is no form it takes that will not disappear if seen aright.”
We forget that, don’t we?

Or maybe we don’t believe it.

Because not one of us just wants to suffer, do we?

I’m kidding, of course! Many are actively choosing to suffer. The ego mindset is that we can suffer to inflict guilt on others. VERY often, our suffering is intended to inflict guilt on others or to get sympathy from them.

Instead of just having a loving relationship, we manipulate each other with pain and suffering through guilt, blame, and shame. Resentment is like a crowbar – we can use it to threaten and to move people.

When we’re disconnected from our loving heart, we use pain to manipulate and control because we feel it’s the only power we have. This is something I did a lot of personal research on. It was my “go to” form of relating to other people. It’s debilitating and pushes people away.

And that’s what I secretly wanted to do: push everyone away. They were bringing up my stuff for healing and I was resisting it.

Then we feel alone. But it makes sense to us because we feel unworthy. It seems to prove what we believe, but all it proves is that we believe we’re unworthy of Love.

And that’s the nature of the habit of taking offense.
It blocks Love, it makes the lack of Love seem real.

No matter what, all are worthy of Love and compassion.
We must never forget that, because it is our way out of the hell of this world.
There is no OTHER way out of hell.
Love and compassion are the ONLY way,
because it’s lack of Love,
being expressed by us,
that causes the feeling of hell.

All are worthy of Love.

How can we fulfill our purpose, which is to be “truly helpful” and withhold Love or punish people for their missteps? Those patters of behavior and thought cannot succeed. The ends is in the means.

I record a new prayer every day. I’ve been doing that for 13 years. Let’s pray to be willing to live a miraculous life. Prayer is so powerful, please join me in my daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Healing All Grievances. You can click and listen now. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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Love Is the Authority

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

We’ve all had SO MANY conversations about giving our power away that we may even believe we’re aware of when we give our power away and when we don’t.

As we’ve all realized, just because we believe something intellectually doesn’t mean we really understand and know it. Having information doesn’t awaken our awareness. Accepting the learning into our heart BY MEANS OF OPENING TO LOVE is what awakens our awareness. We learn this over, and over, and over, and over again.

For myself, I used to be very arrogant about what I knew.
I believed that having an intellectual awareness of something meant that I knew it.
I had to be humbled 50 million times before I finally became AWARE that the ego was driving my intellect and the ego doesn’t know anything worth knowing – only the heart does.

If we’re feeling angry because of something that someone else did, then we’re giving our power to them.

If we feel angry because of some circumstance or situation, then we’re giving our power away to an “outside” source.

The same is true if we feel we’re experiencing hurt, fear, or sadness because of some situation, or event, or person in the world.

Only when we’re willing to realize that giving our power away is giving that thing, person, or event AUTHORITY over our mind do we start waking up.

Likewise, if someone or something has the power to make us happy, we’ve given them authority, too.

There is One TRUE power, and One authority and that is Love.
All is Love. Love is All.

When we align with LOVE as the One and only power and authority in our life, everything starts to heal.

Love is the author of Love and nothing else.
Love only knows itself as Love and only expresses itself as Love.
Love can NEVER cause fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion.

Only choosing thoughts of lack, limitation, judgment and separation (they’re all the same thing) can lead you to feel fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion. Why? Because when you choose to energize those thoughts of separation with the power of your belief, you’re giving your authority to the root cause of all suffering – and what could be more terrifying, confusing, and debilitating than that?

This awakening awareness is what all of my classes are about – cultivating it, nurturing it, celebrating it!

If you find yourself thinking that others have you made you feel anything, then be SO GRATEFUL – KISS yourself! – for your awakening awareness and the blooming realization that you’re thinking crazy, self-destructive, pain-inducing thoughts and you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Hallelujah!

If you hear yourself telling ANYONE that someone or something MADE you feel anything, be SO GRATEFUL – do the victory dance! – because you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Amazing grace is here!

I AM Love.
Be still and know I AM God.
I AM that I AM.

When we make Love our authority, Love leads us naturally and gracefully to embody Love, and then the healing is non-stop. We’re doing it. It’s happening now!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

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In the Flow of Healing

Friday, January 24th, 2020

What is healing?

It’s so valuable to ask simple questions and to allow Spirit, the Higher Holy Spirit Self, give you the answer. When you get it direct from Spirit, rather, it brings with it an energy that is enlivening and can also be transformative.

So, what is healing?

Healing is the release of the blocks to Love in our awareness.

The blocks to Love are our beliefs, which come from the decisions we’ve made – in this life or any other.

I’ve found that the truth is profoundly liberating. “The truth sets you free” isn’t just a saying, it’s the truth!

Truth is: we are already perfect. We are already as holy as holy can be. We can’t become any holier than we already are.

Our responsibility and our opportunity are to give up the idea that we’re not already there. That’s pretty much all there is to awakening.

Healing is all about giving up the blocks to Love.

When you feel a need to prove that you’re right, there’s a block to Love.
When you judge your self, there’s a block to Love.
When you complain, there’s a block to Love.

If we only pay attention to a few opportunities to choose Love,rather than the block each day.

No matter how badly every day has gone until today, we can make a loving choice now and turn the whole thing around.

Our time for healing is now.

The opportunity to heal is now.

When we’re doing this healing work on our own, we can easily get discouraged and distracted. It helps so much to work together with other like-minded souls and to consistently Partner UP.

We’re learning to remember union, unity, and Oneness. It’s an active choice that we make. If we miss 1,000 choices, just grab the next one. Love is so powerful, it heals anything. ANYTHING!

Let’s give up any idea that we have to figure out HOW to have a healing and focus on choosing to be in the flow of Love that IS healing.

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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Hope as an Obstacle

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Have you ever thought about the difference between faith and hope? It’s really worth considering. If you’re going on a trip and you tell me about it before you leave, which of these two statements would you rather hear me say:

“I trust you’ll have a safe journey.”

“I hope you have a safe journey.”

For sure, I’d rather hear someone say they “trust” I’ll have a safe journey. When we’re living in faith, we place our trust in the Divine.

Hope is a kind of wish, or possibly even a fantasy.

For some people, hope can be like a drug.

One teacher I’ve learned a lot from is Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. He is such a beautiful teacher of mindfulness, and his book Peace is Every Step is one of the best books I’ve ever read and studied. I go back to it again and again. In this wonderful book, he has an essay entitled “Hope as an Obstacle” in which he shares:

“Since we cling to our hope in the future, we do not focus our energies and capabilities on the present moment. We use hope to believe something better will happen in the future, that we will arrive at peace, or the Kingdom of God. Hope becomes a kind of obstacle. If you can refrain from hoping you can bring yourself entirely into the present moment and discover the joy that is already there. Enlightenment, peace and joy will not be granted by someone else. The well is within us, and if we dig deeply in the present moment, the water will spring forth.”

I encourage you to look at where in your life you are waiting in hope, in expectation, wishing for something better rather than seeking the Kingdom, which IS within, in the present moment. We cannot enjoy Peace in the future. Peace is now. If we can be satisfied with hoping, then we may never seek the Kingdom.

If we settle for just hoping things improve, we’re not actively involved in improving our life.

Trust and faith are extremely active. They require our mind to engage and make a decision about the future.

Hope is quite passive.

If you have someone on your team who is helping you to bring the deep desires of your heart to fruition, would you rather they hope for a magnificent outcome or would you rather they have trust and faith?

Will you consider giving up hoping and wishing? Will you trade them for faith and trust?

I can tell you that the #1 issue people bring to my Masterful Living Course is a desire to develop true trust and faith. It’s the #1 result people have, and that’s what brings all the miracles.

If you’re willing, all else will be added unto you, too!

In my free classes Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money, I shared about how POWERFUL trust and faith are for this purpose. If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my free class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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Strings Attached

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Many of us had experiences when we were younger where we were given things to enjoy and then told later that there was a price for them. Women are particularly familiar with this. I’d venture to say that there’s hardly a woman that hasn’t had the experience at least once of having accepted an invitation for an evening out that was then expected to also pay up with some kind of sexual favor.

Many of us fear a hidden price tag. We don’t want to be manipulated, tricked, or controlled. Many of us are tired of living with people who keep score and who don’t give anything without expecting something in return. I find that women are often the ones most likely to keep score, perhaps because they also tend to do more in the home than men do.

(BTW, I’ve been counseling people for 20 years and I’ve not heard a man tell me he was tired of doing so much around the house while his partner did very little, but I’ve heard women say it MANY times.)

For reasons such as these, folks begin to conclude that it’s better for them to not owe anyone. They would rather be independent than interdependent. It’s safer to accept less from others and be assured you don’t anyone.

As a result, these good folks become less receptive in general.

This, then, causes the beginning of greater and greater limitation. People who have a greater experience of lack, when we look deeply into it, have often become highly resistant to receiving even a compliment.

If you’d like to reverse this, realize that all there is comes from God.

Determine to become receptive to whatever people would like to give you, including all kindnesses.

There are no extra points for doing everything on your own and not needing anyone.

We give God a chance to flow in our life by being a grateful receiver.

There may be times when it seems as though people would like to give you something you don’t really need or want, but if you pause with it, you may be able to feel the value of being receptive anyway.

I’ve learned the value of asking for help from the visible and the invisible. My practice is one of remembering to ask, be receptive, and allow the flow of good into my life. Allowing the flow is essential to experiencing expansive goodness.

It’s God’s Nature to always be giving. Our job is to allow!

If this topic of lack and limitation is one that comes up in your life often, consider getting my class:

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2020 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.

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Legacy of Love

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Yesterday was a holiday here in the United States in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You might not know that this daily blog, my daily shot of spiritual espresso, originated with the writing I began in 1998 in conjunction with A Season for Nonviolence which honored the life and work of Dr. King.

At that time, I joined with many other people across the nation celebrating the work of King and also Gandhi. We were honoring their legacy and the teachings of nonviolence. I began to feel that I was walking and talking with them, and the field of energy, the angels and Ascended Masters who walked and talked with them.

It was a true Joy to honor their legacy of Love.

Both King and Gandhi were profoundly inspired by the teachings of Jesus, as am I. Both Gandhi and King inspired a revolution of civil rights within their country. Both men, their teachings and their lives continue to inspire me and many others who desire to live a life of service and recognize the power of Love to transform our hearts and minds as well as our world.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hero of mine. I’ve loved listening to and reading Rev. Dr. King’s speeches. And I love reading them as well. They never fail to inspire and uplift. He had such a gift to move, inspire and motivate people to their better nature.

One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his “Loving Our Enemies” sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful, and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living curriculums. You can click here to read the sermon and you can listen to the sermon and read along with this video:

I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then, and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.

As King demonstrates for us so clearly, Love is the way, Love is the answer, Love is an act of service, Love is our redeemer.

Love is redemptive. Hate is always destructive to the one who hates. I’ve heard people say they hate certain people, some political figures, and I invite them to change their mind. Love heals, Love reveals, and Love redeems.

King said, “love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies”

It’s a great reminder at a time when there feels like a lot of divisiveness. The time is always right to do what is loving. What’s loving is always what’s right.

The time is always right and RIPE for us to answer the call to Love, to forgive and to be of service. When we live in this way, from our heart, then our life is an inspiration to all. This is our destiny and our calling. All are called.

I invite you to listen to the speech, to savor it and apply King’s teaching to your life. You’ll find that if you do, your life will open up in ways you never imagined!

It’s not everyone who is willing to take a stand for Love. It’s not everyone who so values Love and understands the power of Love to heal and to redeem, that they’re willing to forgive, truly forgive, release all judgment and Love. But there are more of us. And, it is the Light within us that cannot be hidden.

We can all live to serve the Light within us. All are called to shine their Light. All are called to forgive. Every day offers us new opportunities to let the past go and to choose our Freedom.

A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.”

To have Love, strength, courage and faith – give compassion, which is Love, which is ALL, to all. Having compassion for all is our divine opportunity to rise above our humanness and to transcend the limitations of a mundane life. All are called every day. We are called, every day. Let us answer the call every day and leave a legacy of Love.

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Power of the Will

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Many people wish for Peace of mind or a sense of relief. They’re yearning to feel free – free from everything they don’t like and feel imprisoned by.

Freedom is a spiritual quality that’s part of our Divine Essence. It’s already our nature to experience and express Freedom. We have it at the level of mind, and then it becomes our experience. Even a prisoner of war in a foreign jail can find the Freedom in his mind, because that’s where it’s located.

A Course in Miracles teaches us, “When you are sad, know this need not be . Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” T-4.IV.3.

When someone has a problem with obsessive compulsive behavior or avoidance, they’ll often use willpower to make a change. There’s a sense of loss and lack, and the willpower is used to get control of ourselves.

Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification that can be a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, but it doesn’t heal the root cause of the behavior. Willpower only intensifies the deep craving that is the root cause of the problem.

All healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

If Love isn’t part of the plan for healing there won’t be a healing, only a shift in behavior. That’s not enough.

If we don’t feel worthy of miraculous permanent healing, we might settle for willpower.

For true spiritual healing, we look to the mind for causation. There’s a false belief at the root cause of every issue. Most problems are an expression of belief in lack. How can willpower heal a belief in lack? It cannot.

The healing we’re looking for comes from opening to giving and receiving the Love that’s restorative and healing.

We resort to willpower when we feel spiritually weak. Willpower is a function of the personality, and is born of a sense of separation and lack. Willingness is the willingness to choose Love and to follow Spirit’s guidance.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

When we’re craving, needing, and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. The real craving is for union with Spirit.

In that moment of craving, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness. That knowing of our perfection is missing from our awareness.

Our willingness to Partner UP will heal the illusion of lack.

Only the willingness to see the union of all life brings lasting healing of the splitting the mind.

Even a little bit of willingness is instantaneous joining with Spirit, and that’s where our true and lasting healing is – in remembering our union with God and making that our top priority

Let’s make a real change this year. Let’s get out of the prison in our mind and live joy-fully!

Masterful Living Course 2020 Registration closes TODAY, Monday, January 20 at midnight Pacific.

Now is the time to lay your foundation. There’s so much that we can call forth when we choose to live as though our mind really is the Mind of God. Make this year the year you go for it! Gather support, have a strong intention. You don’t need my help, but if you’d like it here’s how to begin:

Click here now to learn more about Masterful Living.

If Masterful Living is right for you, I trust you will know it when you read what I’ve written on my website.

Trust your intuition – it will not fail you.
If this feels like it MIGHT be the thing for you this year – follow through.

I would LOVE to have the opportunity to walk step-by-step with you this year if you’d like to join us!

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Challenge

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

I remember there was a point in my spiritual unfoldment where it seemed like I was being challenged to my core. TO MY CORE! I felt that the challenges were coming in all directions.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
My spiritual community profoundly let me down.
My best friend cheated me.
My sweetheart … oh, don’t even get me started on that one.
I had financial challenges – debts I couldn’t seem to get out from under.

There was more, but that’s enough – it was an ego lollapalooza of betrayals, upsets, and freak outs.

It felt like the challenges were on all levels and in all areas of my life – except that I had my health. Thank GOD for that!

I had the sense that I was being “tested.” I was being tested, not in the way that an unkind teacher would prepare a grueling test in order to put you through the wringer, but rather I was being tested in the sense of being offered an opportunity to rise above all past precedent and break through to a new level of awareness, understanding, strength, and willingness.

That time of challenge was far from easy. It did help that I could feel that it was a test of my mettle. It was the opportunity for me to focus on developing the Clarity that I so deeply desired. It was the required course for me to purify my heart and relinquish the habits of playing small.

It was both difficult and exhausting. It was also exactly what I needed to step more into my true identity as a spiritual being, capable of great Love and compassion. I reached a tipping point, and I have noticed that I’ve not had any backsliding. Instead, it continues to unfold and expand, which is wonderful.

Honestly, I don’t see one spiritual student who truly wishes to awaken from the painful dream of separation who doesn’t go through some VERY INTENSE challenges – challenging them to their core. Sometimes, that’s what the time of healing looks and feels like.

If we’re willing to give up the attachments to the past, we can have a whole new future.
We all know that willingness is the key to transformation. Spiritual practice is EVERYTHING in your awakening. Willingness to be loving and to choose that loving connection over everything else is a spiritual practice.

Leverage your willingness to choose Love and cultivate a belief that you can leave the past behind and release the future, also. This gives you the experience of being present to the now, which is the only place your transformation can happen.

When you feel you’re being tested, be grateful. The tipping point is at hand. Let’s go for it, and let resistance be the reminder that we ARE doing it, we’re not playing small anymore, and we’re not stuck anymore!

Learning to save time, energy, and money is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Every year, people in my Masterful Living set intentions for the goals they’d like to meet, the changes they’d like to have, and they figure that it’s likely not going to happen. They think they’re just wishing and hoping. Then, at the end of the year, they realize that their intentions have been realized, their life has shifted, their relationships have healed and so much more. Spiritual practice is powerful!

If you feel called, if you feel the time has come to put Spirit first, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

If you missed my New Year Reboot live class, we’re just starting the group homework sessions tomorrow. You can still register for New Year Reboot and join us tomorrow. If you’re part of Masterful Living, this is a bonus class and you’re already registered. Doing this work right now and collaborating on it is a great benefit. You won’t regret it!

CLASS STARTS MONDAY: We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my yearlong Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift, and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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New Decade Reboot!

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

I love this “new year, new decade” feeling. I have such a sense of expansion and I’m excited to share it. Right now, we’re laying the groundwork for our year, our life, our expansion.

For myself, what I’m most interested in is supporting people in moving out of feeling limited and into the flow of the All-Good. It’s tremendous how much we can shift and change!

I’ve seen the most downhearted folks, feeling the worst kinds of losses and betrayals, find their way from the raging river of regret and hurt to the shore of spiritual faith and knowing.

In my class yesterday, “Unblock the Flow of Time, Energy & Money”, (I’m repeating the class tomorrow) I was sharing that every year, in my Masterful Living Course, the biggest issue for people is trust and faith.

In each moment we’re always putting our faith in something or someone. We can place our faith in our own opinions and judgments, our own perceptions and beliefs, or we can place our faith in Spirit’s guidance. In the class yesterday, I gave examples of how to know the difference between the two.

We can train ourselves to feel secure in Spirit and to feel assured that we’re being led and guided to the highest and best. A Course in Miracles tells us many times that we’ve learned well the training of the ego’s thought system of separation, lack, and limitation.

We can UN-learn the belief’s in lack (of any kind) MUCH faster than we learned to live in limitation. We can remember our true nature is unlimited and unprecedented, and we can discover an entirely new way of living and being.

Yes, it does take real effort and willingness but it is so worth it.
Year after year, I see the most hopeless people change their minds.

It’s so gratifying to me to be able to see these courageous folks making new choices and opening up the possibilities in their lives.

A Course in Miracles tells us that the greatest joy is to serve, to truly be of service to our brothers and sisters, to lift them up and hold them in the highest. I can say that this has been my experience. There is no difference between Love and Joy. To be in the flow of Love is to be in the flow of Joy. This is what we can practice and offer to our brothers and sisters.

In our Masterful Living Community, folks volunteer support those who are joining us and to be a real and loving support without needing anything in return. Being able to serve the community in this way is healing for everyone.

All too often, spiritual students are only comfortable giving and not comfortable receiving. We can learn to do both well and be in the flow of giving and receiving. When we open to Spirit, we are given so much that we simply MUST share it and pass it along. That’s a wonderful position to be in and I wish it for all of us.

To be able to give from the heart also requires someone to receive it. Whenever someone is attempting to give us something from their heart, let us receive it well!

This is a great way for us to enter into this new decade. Let it be a new decade of being in the flow!

If you missed my New Year Reboot live class, we’re just starting the group homework sessions tomorrow. You can still register for “New Year Reboot” and join us tomorrow. If you’re part of Masterful Living, this is a bonus class and you’re already registered. Doing this work right now and collaborating on it is a great benefit. You won’t regret it!

CLASS STARTS MONDAY: We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my yearlong Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you feel called, if you feel the time has come to put Spirit first, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Real people having real miracles.

I am truly grateful for this path of awakening that we’re on, and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that speeds our healing and lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – the sooner your register, the sooner you can settle in and begin the Group Goal Setting Sessions, and all of the other pieces that launch us into our best year ever!

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Overwhelm

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Last night I offered my free class, Unblock the Flow of Time, Energy & Money. (I’ll be offering it again on Sunday, so you can register now and get the download or join me live on Sunday.). Sometimes it feels like we’re so far away from where we’d like to be that we feel overwhelmed. Life can feel like a big trash heap. It can feel as though its impossible to navigate — especially when there’s a combination of things, such as illness, debt, depression, relationship challenge, loss of a loved one and even more. Some people seem to have all of them at once.

When we feel a deep sense of lack and limitation, we feel life is too much and we’re simply not enough. It’s overwhelming.

In those times of overwhelm, when it seems like anything and everything is working against you, that is a time of great opportunity. I cannot emphasize this enough: If you’re willing, in the time of greatest challenge Spirit can move a mountain, if you ALLOW it.

You DO have to be a very willing participant but you, yourself, do not have to move the mountain. However, without your allowing and calling it forth, the mountain will not be moved. And this is where I’ve seen people transform their lives.

I used to feel stuck and overwhelmed by how I felt about my life and my self. I didn’t see how I could ever make the changes that I wanted made. It felt like too big a mountain for little old crazy me.

At that time, I was daily struck down by my failures and seeming “incompetencies”. I was surviving, but that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted more, and I couldn’t figure out how to unlock the door.

True spiritual growth felt so elusive to me.
I felt discouraged.
It felt so hard.

That’s when I learned the amazing power of a true desire to know Spirit. I decided to put ALL of my focus and attention in my life on looking for the opportunities to be loving and kind to myself and others. I decided to find the way to God through being aligned with Spirit, through the activity of being loving and BECOMING willing to let go of my unloving thoughts.

I became vigilant for becoming willing by being “willing to be willing to be willing”. It really worked for me.

I became willing to GIVE to the Higher Holy Spirit Self everything that didn’t serve me. I didn’t know how to take out the trash in my mind, but I did learn how to give it away.

The miracle is, what doesn’t serve us that we’re willing to let go of, Spirit will take from us. Spirit WILL do the heavy lifting. And that makes it so much easier.

Instead of trying to figure out how to move the mountain, ask Spirit and then ALLOW it to be done.

We focus on our willingness to let the past go.
We focus on our willingness to look for and make the loving choices.

God can move the mountain, but only if we’re willing. Only if YOU are willing will it work.

Quit complaining, criticizing, and manipulating.
Look for opportunities to demonstrate your willingness to let it go.
It works!

And it’s so much easier than trying to figure out how to let it go.
Focus on the willingness, and Spirit will do the heavy lifting.

Willingness is central to an effective spiritual practice.
An effective spiritual practice is a mental trash removal system that works.

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

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. We practice and learn Self-Love in spiritual community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

You’re going to make a lot of choices this year.

Which of YOUR choices will actually improve the quality of every day for the rest of your life?

We’re entitled to miracles. One of the things I love so much about my yearlong Masterful Living Course is how excited people get when they realize they can stop repeating the past and life a life they really enjoy – it’s miraculous. People sometimes think that living a miraculous life is for other people, but not for them. People think that miracles are only for people who are special. It’s just not true.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you feel called, if you feel the time has come to put Spirit first, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Moving out of overwhelm by healing the root causes is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from each other and from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with ourselves that is loving, and that keeps us connected with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life. We heal depression by curing the CAUSE of depression.

Real people having real miracles.

I am truly grateful for this path of awakening that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that speeds our healing and lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – the sooner your register, the sooner you can settle in and begin the Group Goal Setting Sessions, and all of the other pieces that launch us into our best year ever!

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The Key to Having More Time

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Part 1: Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs
Part 3: (You Are Here) The Key to Having More Time

As we all know, there’s the decision that we make and actually keep, and then there are the empty statements and promises that have no meaning except to keep us stuck in the ego quagmire.

When we keep our word and honor our decisions, we’re tapping into our heart Power.

I decided to dedicate myself to being loving, and that changed my life. The decision was not just a wish or a hope, it was a commitment.

I had lots of lapses and transgressions EVERY DAY, but I didn’t give up on my goal, because I’d made a decision that I was going to live a life of Love to the best of my ability.

As I said in Part 2 of this series, A Course in Miracles tells us that our success – in whatever area – is all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past.

Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past. Our challenges re-present the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past.

The decision point has come back again so we can choose again, and this time we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom.

Again, it’s about the decision. Our decisions are a point of power for us.

Let me tell you about a conversation I had with one of my dear friends. We were talking about the new year potential.

I asked him, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year in 2020?”

My friend knew the answer right away.

It was about tackling an issue he’d been avoiding. If he could do that, it would help him in his business (and his personal finances) in about 10 different ways.

His particular issue is something that we’d talked about no less than 25 times in the past three years. It’s something that has really bothered him and, until I asked him that question, he didn’t realize how much this issue was disturbing his Peace.

When he saw that, and saw what a difference it would make to his ENTIRE YEAR, that was an mind-opener.

And because he’s such a good friend, and I’m a professional Spiritual Counselor, we talked a bit about what the core issue really is and then I said, “Why don’t you just get that handled right away so we don’t ever talk about it again and you can free up all that energy to live how you’d really like to live?”

He immediately took action, and by the end of the day he’d hired someone to help him and had a plan to resolve the issue. Just like that.

We didn’t spend a lot of time trying to understand the issue, where it came from and the root cause. He simply decided that it was a non-issue from now on. He was ready to have the healing. He was willing to take inspired action.

Whenever we’d talked about it in the last few years, my friend had said the issue was about time – he didn’t have enough time to focus on it and resolve it. Sometimes it was about money and not wanting to pay to get it resolved by an expert. So, he was procrastinating.

Isn’t that what we do?

We drag our feet about taking the steps to do the things that will actually improve the quality of our lives, and we have all these excuses.

It’s all our B.S. (belief system).

All the delays and dysfunction of excuses are related to the same thing. And it’s not rocket science, but it IS deeply rooted. It’s part of our self-identity.

It’s an issue almost all of us are working with, but many of us aren’t working on it directly. And that’s why I offer the classes I do, so we can all become as willing as my friend and have our breakthroughs and stop delaying our happiness.

This is why I have so much to share,

Because I’ve learned methods that work in supporting people to be willing and to have their breakthroughs, change their minds, have their healing, and put the painful patterns of the past behind them so they’re not continuing to repeat, year after year. With a little bit of support, my friend decided not to repeat the pattern that he’d been stuck in for years.

It’s so beautiful when I see someone make that decision to do something different to improve their life, rather than continue managing and coping like they’ve been doing for years.

My friend’s decision will change not only his life but also his family’s lives in many ways. Because he’s taking better care of himself, his family will see and feel that and they’ll learn from it, too. He will be more lighthearted all year because he’s made this choice out of Love for himself.

Because people keep repeating the past instead of learning from their experiences, they begin to feel like they’re wasting their lives. And that’s a painful place to be in. It’s so common.

I used to feel that I didn’t have enough time, energy, or money to live the life I desired. I felt really stuck in that mindset. AND I felt like I was a victim – like it was happening TO me.

Like my friend, I reached a point where I saw what I was doing and I was willing to make a decision to re-prioritize my happiness and put my happiness at the top of the list.

So let me ask you, “What’s the one thing you can do now to improve the quality of your entire year and your decade?”

If you know what it is, do you have a plan to do it?

>>>If you don’t know what it is, would you like to have a plan to figure it out and then actually do it, releasing all resistance and reluctance and having your breakthrough?

So many people think they’re not living the life they desire because they don’t have enough time, energy, or money. That thought is limiting and, quite frankly, for most of us it’s overwhelming. And that’s the point.

The thought of lacking in all three areas: time, energy, and money is so debilitating that most people don’t know what to do, so they just carry on managing and coping. We feel certain we’ll fail, so we don’t even try. It all just seems TOO BIG for us to handle.

But it’s not true. Spirit doesn’t know anything about failure. In God, there is no big or small.

It’s about tapping into the power of Spirit, and that’s something I know a lot about.

I’d love to help you prove to yourself that you can tap into the Power of Love to live a life that’s truly fulfilling.

I like to share step-by-step methods that have been proven to work. I’ve seen them work, even with people who are so reluctant that they’re convinced they’ll fail. Spirit is so powerful!

I know what it takes to have a breakthrough and I know how to bring on a breakthrough, and that’s what I’d like to share with you in my class TODAY Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy, & Money.

My class is my gift to you – please come and bring your questions.

Right now, when there’s so much to do AND a lot of emotional triggers happening, this is the time when we can easily forget all about ourselves.

It’s a time when we can get so distracted that we don’t realize until February that we don’t have a plan for our new decade and we’re just repeating the past again.

In my class Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy, & Money I’m going to share with you some real tools and tips you can apply now to set you up for a great year next year.

And I’m also going to share about my yearlong Masterful Living Course so that you can follow through and make this decade SO different from the last one and this year a breakthrough year for you!

Register here now for Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy, & Money. If you can’t join me live today, join me live on Sunday when I’m doing a repeat.

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Letting Go of False Beliefs

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Part 1: Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: (You Are Here) Letting Go of False Beliefs

In Part 1 of this series, I shared that on our path of awakening, the ego can send us on lengthy and exhausting detours to collect spiritual information.

We find ourselves hoping and believing that spiritual information will somehow precipitate our awakening, but all it really does is distract us and cause a sense of false pride because we know so much.

How many times have we heard the spiritual know-it-all going on and on, and so obviously making it clear that all they have is information? Maybe we’ve even been that person.

If we’re collecting spiritual information (rather than actually having a healing), then it’s pretty clear that we do not know much – because information isn’t healing – and it never will be.

What IS healing?

Love.

Love is the only healer, precisely because Love is our nature and our Source.

Love is ALL. Love is the All in All.

When we align with Love, we’re remembering our Divinity, and that’s what heals our mind of the belief in lack, limitation and separation.

Love connects us back to the Infinite Source of All-Good.

It opens us up to the flow and eliminates the belief in lack.

A Course in Miracles tells us “All healing is at the level of the mind.” In other words, whatever it is we’re trying to heal, whether it’s our body or our finances, our relationships or our career, regardless of how it looks in the world of form, healing happens when we change our mind.

What does changing our mind really mean?

It means giving up the false beliefs, which are our interpretations, and trading them in for an awareness of the truth that liberates us.

False beliefs clutter our mind and obscure pure insight and Wisdom. After all, what person is interested in Wisdom when they cling to their opinions

Have you ever paid off all your debts, had some extra cash, only to get back in debt and WORSE within a pretty short period of time?

I have.

Have you ever been in a difficult relationship that was really painful, only to finally escape and then find yourself in another similar relationship that’s even MORE painful?

I have.

Hey, most of us have done something like this MANY times. I certainly have.

And it’s pretty easy to see that this can literally take YEARS of our time, energy, and effort, years spent in worry, doubt and upset. Right?

And doesn’t it seem like it’s happening TO us? Doesn’t it seem like we’re doing everything we can to have it be different?

But if that were actually true, would we be repeating the same experiences? No, of course not.

Here’s why this happens:

First, we have to understand that our painful experiences are the manifestation of our belief system.

We’re not being tortured or punished by them – just the opposite.

Our difficult experiences are actually come to help us to transcend and transmute the limited beliefs that we’ve clung to from the past.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past. Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past.

Our challenges re-present the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past. The decision point has come back again so we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom, NOW.

If we start managing and coping with our problems, then we’re not going to heal the mind that manifested them. We’re laboring in vain when we’re trying to fix the problem.

When we’re laboring in vain, we’re seeing the problem as “out there” and we’re trying to fix it “out there”, instead of at the level of the mind.

Until we’re willing to let go of the meaning we’ve made of things, our interpretations, our opinions, and judgments, then we’re doomed to keep repeating them.

Eventually we’ll get tired of reliving the painful beliefs, investing our precious time, energy, and money into the bottomless pit of managing and coping with our problems – and trying to fix the problem in the world.

Hard truth: The “problem” isn’t in the world.

The thing we see in the world is the symptom, like a sneeze is a symptom of an irritant in your nose.

Your money, time, relationships, career, and health challenges aren’t the result of things happening in the world. They’re symptoms of your belief system. That’s why you have to heal your mind to have a healing in your life.

Now, in Part 1 of this series, I said I’d share the key to having a breakthrough.

You can have an amazing speed-healing experience of your entire life or you can have a slow one. It’s up to you. Either way, the key is total willingness for total forgiveness.

A Course in Miracles tells us our “little willingness is all that’s required.”

Yes, “a little willingness” is the only requirement to move onto this path of healing. But in order to really get some traction, you’ve got to get closer to total willingness.

Our ego says “Total willingness?! Are you kidding me? That’s not even possible! I can’t do it. I’m done. Forget it!”

But total willingness is not the same as complete dedication and devotion.

It’s willingness.

We can be totally willing to have a healing and willing to forgive even when we’re freaked out and have NO IDEA how it could ever happen.

Let’s face it. In every moment, we’re either willing to have a healing or we’re not willing. There are just two choices.

If we’re really not willing (and sometimes we’re not) then let’s become very aware of it and at least be willing to be willing. Most of us can get to that place.

What I did that worked so well for me, every day I affirmed:

“I AM forgiving everything in all directions of time and space.
I AM forgiving everything, known and unknown,
felt and not felt, recognized and unrecognized.
I AM forgiving it ALL.”

Then, of course, all day long, things would be shown to me so that I could see where I’d made a decision, a choice, an interpretation of something in the past and now, in the present moment, I was being given the opportunity to choose again. And this time I was willing to choose Love.

Look, it wasn’t easy to look at so many things from the past.

It wasn’t easy to see how intensely unloving and judgmental my mind really was.

That was hard for me.

But I was determined to “get ‘er done.”

I was determined to stop living like a prisoner in my own mind and my life.

Real willingness is required. This isn’t just lip service. This is about really being willing in your heart. That’s what lasting healing REQUIRES. And there’s a way to get there.

There’s an important additional factor in being able to really do this and not just talk about it.

This additional factor is the thing that really turns that key in the lock. That’s what I’m going to share about in the third part of this series.

But you know what? If you don’t have real willingness to forgive everything, it won’t work for you. You’ve got to have that genuine willingness first. You can’t have true and lasting healing with lip service.

You’ve got to put your heart into this.

Your desire lights the fire of healing in your Spirit!

And that’s why I’m writing this now. Because I’ve felt totally discouraged. I’ve felt helpless and hopeless while repeating the same mistakes, again and again, and having NO CLUE how to get out of the spin cycle.

I’ve spent years in that painful position, but I got myself out of it.

It’s a discouraging place to be, and it’s completely needless.

There IS a way out – and that’s why I’m offering a free class as a gift to you – so I can go into detail about HOW to unblock the flow of your time, energy, and money.

Click here to register now!

And BTW, if you’re interested in my yearlong Masterful Living Course, where we actually accomplish this kind of healing, I’ll be telling you about it in this free class.

I’ll be sharing Part 3 of this series tomorrow.

In the meantime, please check out my upcoming free class: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Part 1: (You Are Here) Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life.

I talk with a lot of spiritual students, and this thought is SO common.

We attack ourselves with it again and again.

A lot of us, once we begin to REALLY understand that it’s our own “stinking thinking” that’s caused all the problems we’ve got and that we’re not now, nor have we ever been, a victim, that’s when we start to feel super judgmental of ourselves.

When we fall into self-judgment like that, it creates a spiraling down effect that’s intensely painful. It often leads to self-medication, distraction and depression. For some, it can make them want to give up all together.

Now, check this out:

One of the most distracting ego thoughts we have is that we don’t have enough time.

Ego thought is always a thought of lack and limitation,

because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.

EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.

Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

So, we find ourselves in this stinkin’ thinkin’ sandwich.

We’re stuck between two STRONG beliefs – on one side, we’ve wasted our gifts and talents (just like the Prodigal Son) AND on the other side, we don’t have enough time, energy, money, and resources to get out of being stuck.

Stuck between these two intense beliefs is where most spiritual students spin around for a VERY long time, feeling confused and discouraged, managing and coping with their self-judgment and feelings of failure.

Yup. I regularly talk with folks who’ve been in that spin cycle for 20 or more years.

And the crazy thing is, many of these magnificent people are actually secretly convinced that it’s all happening because there’s something wrong with them.

They believe they’re in this stuck place of intense confusion because they’re not good enough.

So, then what do they do? (… and BTW, I did it, too, that’s how I know so much about it!)

They start looking for a magical solution rather than a miraculous one. Many of us go down that road. We look outside ourselves for the answer.

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

Magic is when you think the solution is in the world –

Example: I’m thinking I can heal my financial issues with more money instead of opening to the flow of Abundance and Prosperity.

When that’s my thinking, I’m convinced my problem is IN the world, and so the solution is IN the world.

But haven’t we all experienced (again and again and AGAIN) getting more money, only to have it slip through our fingers because our consciousness isn’t abundant and prosperous?

We all have our versions of this experience. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us – it just means we’re still thinking with the ego mindset of lack and limitation.

I’ve seen folks who’d been studying ACIM and New Thought teachings for many years but never REALLY applying the teachings – even after decades – and they don’t even know it. It’s common.

If they believed it, they would live the teachings, and apply them to everything.

I’ve known spiritual teachers who’ve been teaching for years who don’t actually LIVE what they teach and are still looking for a magical solution to their “problems.”

They don’t know that they’re deluding themselves because their focus is on collecting more information. Collecting information makes them feel smarter and better. Being a spiritual know-it-all is like a big showy, glow-in-the-dark band-aid on their belief that they don’t have what it takes.

But collecting information isn’t healing – it’s just a big distraction.

They “know” these teachings backwards and forwards and can “quote scripture” but there’s still a great sense of disconnect and lack. And many times they can’t admit it, because their ego is so identified with being the perfect spiritual student.

It’s kind of like this:

Someone feels sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so they’re reading lots of books, listening to CD’s, watching videos, and talking with lots of people about how to get in shape and restore their well-being and vitality. They study for years, but they just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? They know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but their health hasn’t improved after decades of study. The thing they don’t understand is that information isn’t healing.

Just like I did, these spiritual students keep their focus on trying to find some magical key, some kind of teaching that they can learn, some kind of code that breaks through the mystery – but the REAL key is hiding right there in front of them and they don’t even see it.

Have you heard the stories about when the Europeans first showed up on the shores of the Americas in their tall ships and the indigenous people couldn’t see them because they didn’t recognize them?

They didn’t recognize them because they had no concept of them. Because they had no concept of ships like the Europeans had, they couldn’t even see them.

And that’s what happens to us. We don’t have a concept of ourselves as healed, perfect, already whole and complete. It’s just an intellectual idea that we repeat without really knowing.

The keys to spiritual awakening are right there in front of us, but we’re looking beyond them for something with more razzle dazzle. We can’t quite conceive of the healing that’s possible for us, no matter where we are in our journey.

So, instead, we’re looking for some kind of magical solution that someone is going to GIVE us, rather than SHOW us.

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

And, quite frankly, having a REAL desire to know the Truth that sets us free IS required. The desire is the fire that melts away the blocks to our miraculous healing and breakthrough.

With a little bit of sincere willingness, we can start to see what has been right in front of us all along – which is REALLY exciting – in fact, there’s nothing more exciting! It’s thrilling to discover that, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we have had the key all along. And that’s what I love SO MUCH.

I love being able to join with other spiritual students who have that little bit of willingness.

Together we can stop looking for the solution in the world.

The answer becomes within reach – the mystery starts to be less mysterious.

And finally, the healing truly begins to happen at the mind and we can see the ship in the harbor and we can sail it home!

It’s extraordinary, and even mind-blowing, how fast we can break down the blocks that we have clung to for many decades.

Spirit doesn’t fail – It doesn’t know how to fail.

When we know HOW to live a miraculous life, then our heart’s desire is not only possible, it’s within reach!

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2 tomorrow, I’ll share how I moved out of thinking the key was outside me to finding the key to the Kingdom within. It’s this discovery that profoundly changed my life – when I became willing to live a truly miraculous life.

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Lean on Spirit

Monday, January 13th, 2020

I Love A Course in Miracles! I find the teachings bring me great comfort and upliftment.

With having done nearly 430 episodes of my radio show, I’m still amazed at how inspired I am by A Course in Miracles. I never tire of the truth. It’s so liberating. I love that every time I pick up A Course in Miracles, I find a treasure that is so familiar and another one that is less well known to me. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

What a great gift that blue book is. Filled with treasures.

There have been many times when I have wept with gratitude just because I held the book in my hand.

The simplest statements carry so much power and Peace.

If you’re ever struggling to understand some part of it – or even to open it, then just ask Spirit to show you the way. That’s what Spirit is for.

One thing that Jesus tells is that’s so comforting is that we’re never alone. He’s always with us. Always. We can pretend we’re alone, but we never will be. Why pretend when it doesn’t make us happy?

He also tells us that we don’t even know what will make us happy, so we can just stop thinking that we do.

Such practical advice!

And He offers us constant support if we will but lean upon Him. Test it. Try it out. What have you got to lose?

Next time you feel alone, or bereft, or perhaps you wake up with a sense of dread, call out to Jesus and ask Him to let you know that He’s with you and that you’re not alone.

The gift is when we can share the Light with others, when we can be of service to the Light. Then our Light really shines! It lights us up from the inside!

“Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you want to have it of me, you must give it. Healing does not come from anyone else. You must accept guidance from within. The guidance must be what you want, or it will be meaningless to you. That is why healing is a collaborative venture. I can tell you what to do, but you must collaborate by believing that I know what you should do. Only then will your mind choose to follow me. Without this choice you could not be healed because you would have decided against healing, and this rejection of my decision for you makes healing impossible.” A Course in Miracles T-8.IV.4.

The ego often doesn’t like to be a follower. Are you willing to follow the guidance of an Ascended Master who can see through all directions of time and space, whose consciousness is so clear that his life has inspired billions of people?

ACIM is both practical and lofty. That those two qualities can perfectly co-exist and in iambic pentameter. Sweet!

A Course in Miracles offers us the way to Peace in our own lives and Peace in the world. At a time when it seems like there’s a tremendous amount of insanity erupting in the world, let us focus on being the Peace we’d like to see in the world by changing our mind about the world. In this way, we can be truly helpful.

What do you love about ACIM? Please share in the comments below!

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Being connected with Spirit is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from each other and from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with ourselves that is loving and that keeps us connected with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life. We heal depression by curing the CAUSE of depression.

Real people having real miracles.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW, and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift, and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

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Negative Feelings Can Be Helpful

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

I’ve spent a major portion of my life trying to figure out my own feelings and those of others. At times I’ve felt desperately confused and discouraged.

Trying to figure out my feelings and deal with them, as well as other people’s feelings has been a major investment of my time, energy and life-force. It is for many of us. I’m so glad that the teachings of A Course in Miracles actually work. It’s a much faster path with far less frustration, but it does require a great willingness.

We can have so much healing by noticing our feelings and going the other way.

However, when we work WITH Spirit, Partner UP, and stop trying to go it alone, things improve so rapidly it’s astounding. This is part of effective spiritual practice.

In this kind of training, there are people who are sharing their experiences and reminding me of how frustrated I used to feel. I used to feel so hopeless that I could ever effect a change. Now, my whole life has changed. Spirit did that.

For so long I thought that I didn’t have time for spiritual practice, now, I know that spiritual practice saves time. It saves, time and money.

So many people in my Masterful Living class have told me they have both saved a lot of money because they avoided surgery, they were able to give up expensive medications and anti-depressants. And many have been astounded at how their income increased.

I feel it’s so important to talk about what is REALLY possible because most people simply don’t believe, or won’t believe that an effective spiritual practice saves time, energy and money, but it does.

When we do the healing work, all heaven breaks out.
When we put Spirit in charge, and stop going it alone, that’s when we have the most tangible results.

I used to get triggered by something and then feel emotionally dragged down an old familiar rabbit hole that I hated. It happened so many times and so often that it became an affirmation that there was something terribly wrong with me and that I had no ability to control my life or my feelings or even what I said and did.

I’d “lose it.”

As children, when we lose self-control, the adults are supposed to be able to help us and teach us how to find “it” again – “it” being our center, our right mind. But many times they don’t. They’re not present enough in their right mind and instead of helping us find our way back to the center they simply make us wrong.

I talk with so many people in Masterful Living classes – and it even came up this past week – who were told, as children that their emotions and upsets were wrong. As little precious children so many have been told:

“Children are to be seen and not heard.”
“Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.”

Parents are overwhelmed. It’s completely understandable.
Adults who cannot handle their own emotions cannot handle a child who is freaking out.

We get taught that our emotions are wrong.
They’re bad.
They’re unhelpful.
They’re unwanted.

The big messages are:
FEELING IS BAD!
FEELING WILL GET YOU PUNISHED!
FEELING WILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE!
STOP FEELING … OR ELSE!

How can parents teach what they don’t know?
It’s not fair to expect them to.
And so we must forgive.

When I was a kid, I had long hair as I do now, and I used to want to have my Mom braid my hair and help me to do things with it. She didn’t have that skill. I remember asking her to braid my hair when I was about 15. She tried to get out of it, warning me that she just wasn’t good at it, but I insisted. So, my Mom did as requested and, you know what? She was right. She wasn’t very good at it. That was when I finally got it. Don’t ask her to do something she’s not good at. It’s not a loving thing to do.

I say, don’t go to the hardware store for frozen yogurt because they don’t have it. (Although, I do think it would be a hot seller. Mostly guys who are working hard go to the hardware store and they often like a snack.)

We must forgive our parents for not being able to help us with the things they don’t know about. WE are the generation that is turning the tide. We must forgive ALL so that we can get on with the business of teaching only Love. There’s no more productive way.

One of the things that we’ve found so helpful in Masterful Living is to learn to feel our feelings. It takes real effort for most of us to allow ourselves to actually pause in the midst of things and feel what’s going on.

Our feelings indicate our thought patterns. Thoughts come before feelings. It may not seem like it, but our thoughts reflect our belief systems and that’s what will determine how we interpret our life and what we think.

Someone can tell me I’m an idiot, but it won’t bother me if I don’t believe it. I won’t even remember that it happened if there’s no hook of belief. These false beliefs can be healed if we will allow it.

I’ve carried feelings of shame about something I said or did for decades that no one else remembers.

I remember when I was about 27 years old, I went to a friend’s home and they had just had made slipcovers for their couch. My friend had made them himself. I was a smoker then and I accidentally dropped my cigarette on their sofa and burned a hole right through their brand new sofa. I felt so bad and ashamed for that. 20 years later I brought it up to them and they had no memory of it at all. 20 years of feeling bad and ashamed. All of my own making.

Feelings are so helpful to us, but on our own, they’re overwhelming.

That’s why I feel so compelled to support people in bringing these healing opportunities into our lives and making it easy, attractive, appealing and even fun to move through things fully and completely so we can free up all that stuck energy. That’s what Masterful Living is for.

It takes motivation to make a change. For me, my motivation was misery and pain. I worked with that until I caught a spark of inspiration and began to see that I could really make a difference in my own life, and in the lives of my family and others.

One of my goals is to inspire people to do this inner healing work so they can do it more joyfully.

The purpose statement at the Power of Love Ministry is:

Our one goal is to support people who are actively interested in walking their talk, living the Love and awakening so they can teach only Love and be truly helpful. We’re doing it together!

This year we’ve taken steps further along the path of offering more classes with more teachers and training Teachers, Ministers, Prayer Practitioners and Spiritual Counselors and they are blooming and blossoming into POWERFUL light workers with SO MUCH to offer and share.

This has always been a teaching ministry – to teach only Love and how to really live that. We are sharing what we’re learning and it’s spreading. Each year we’re offering new classes by new teachers, and we’re certifying more and more spiritual counselors and helping them have a successful business.

What I’ve come to see is that there are so many beautiful light workers who have felt hesitant because they don’t feel fully qualified and they don’t feel fully capable and empowered to do the work they feel called to do.

Of course they feel hesitant if they still are holding onto shame, blame, resentment, regret, guilt, hurt and jealousy from the past.

I get it. For so many years I had a dream of being truly helpful, but I didn’t feel qualified or capable to really GO FOR IT. I didn’t feel worthy.

Now, I know why.
The unforgivness gets in the way.
How can we feel worthy of being the Light of the world when we’re harboring all this darkness?

Our spiritual practice and the work that we’re doing in Masterful Living (which is the foundation for all the trainings) dissolves and resolves that sense of unworthiness so that people feel capable and qualified to share what they’re learning.

My prayer is that the expansion we’re planning for 2020 will be everything that Spirit intends for it to be and that many, many more thousands of people will be inspired to truly live and practice the teachings of truth in A Course in Miracles.

My prayer is that my own awakening and our collective awakening is brought forth with more ease and grace. That we give up the resistance to Love and to being loving and choose to demonstrate our true nature, which is perfect Love.

Together, we awaken one choice at a time.
Real people.
Real miracles.
Proving that God works in our lives and we are not alone.

It’s all about Self-forgiveness. When we forgive ourselves we can let the past go and put all of our energy into expressing our true nature which is perfect Love.

And then we can truly help all of our brothers and sisters and most especially the children! By demonstrating and teaching only Love, all around us are inspired and uplifted to do things differently. This is why we so much family healing for those in Masterful Living classes.

We can each be a powerful beacon of Love and Light – this is what our calling is.
Everything is pre-installed.
We already have the kingdom within.

Being masterful with our emotions and relationships is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground!

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation!

Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Finding A Better Way

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

I used to be so tough on the outside and so vulnerable on the inside. My deep sense of vulnerability made me very defensive. I also would get out in front of any perceived attack by being the attacker. I was on high alert ALL of the time, and it was exhausting!

In my life experience, one of the most common things I see is that people get hurt and offended, and then they feel justified in attacking back. AND the really intense part of that whole painful mess is that it happens so fast that we don’t even really know what’s going on.

If we’d like to get to the bottom of it and turn the ship around, we have to have a great willingness to let the upset go in favor of Peace. Most people don’t have enough motivation. For me, Self-Love became my great motivation. I actively choose to Love myself, and so not being at Peace is not worth it. It’s an attack upon my very Self.

When I look deeply into things, there can be a great heart opening and a change.

Example: I FINALLY learned how to handle the times when I feel threatened with spiritual maturity. Now, if I have a moment with a loved one and I feel the old impulse to defend or attack, I can make a new choice.

I’ve learned when the thing to do at that moment is to withdraw and just let it all be.

I can give it up to Spirit to teach me about the meaning of it and the value of whatever’s going on.

I know that everything works together for good and there are no exceptions. When I take a step back, before too long I can remember that this person says snarky comments to everyone they love and it’s not personal to me. I could really feel that was true, and that felt like healing to me.

Now I can go back to the person with a new attitude. I can return to the scene of the “crime,” so glad and grateful that I hadn’t retaliated or escalated in any way. This leaves the door open to a closer connection and more intimacy in my relationships – which I enjoy greatly.

What I’ve come to see is that my willingness to stay cool, to not be offended, and instead have compassion is also an extension of compassion to my former self who was CONSTANTLY making snarky comments.

Also, I see that my willingness to not be hurt and to go back into the “fray” is an affirmation of my loving acceptance of myself and my loved one, and that brought more Love between us.

I am so grateful I can choose a better way.

It’s a moment-by-moment practice that builds our mastery and keeps our Peace. It’s beautiful!

Being masterful with our emotions and relationships is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground!

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation!

Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Self-Healing

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Let me be clear, I do not have the ability to change anyone’s life but my own. I really don’t. Many times people give me credit for changing their life, but I don’t deserve it.

I do SO appreciate that people value what I share and employ it in their lives to make a real and lasting difference in their happiness, their well being, their relationships, and their families. But I am not responsible for anyone’s miracles but my own.

And still, each and every one of us can bring SO MUCH benefit to another just by sharing their life experience in an authentic and humble way.

Yesterday, I had a couple of conversations with folks who have been SO influenced by the life of Anand Deoskar who passed away last October. He’d been in Masterful Living with us for four years.

Anand had so much growth and transformation over the years and he shared it on his sleeve – he let everyone know, with great humility, his journey of healing and awakening. He experienced real miracles of shifts in his thinking brought on by his willingness to let his opinions go, and his active choice to be loving with himself and others.

Anand was quite transparent about his journey. It was inspiring to all of us who knew him.

In our Masterful Living Community, one of the most precious gifts we share with each other is the gift of letting people REALLY get to know us. We allow ourselves to be seen, and when that happens, we can really be loved.

When we hide in our relationships, then it’s hard for people to really love us because they don’t get to really see us and be with us. When we hold back and behave the way we think people would like us to behave, we’re not able to be fully loved because people don’t get to really experience us.

There’s so much healing when we realize that being authentic doesn’t mean saying everything we think and feel. But it also doesn’t mean hiding things.

We can be authentic and transparent, and it helps us to realize that we are COMPLETELY lovable. Realizing that we are lovable is healing for everyone.

Self-healing is world healing.

The reason we can be so authentic and transparent in Masterful Living is that we’re in a community of like-minded souls who are willing to practice non-judgment. We make it a safe space for anyone to share. And when they do, they are beautiful and inspiring. Their magnificence shows.

Being authentic and transparent is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground!

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Healing the Cause of Worry

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Look, I’ll be honest with you. I used to feel like a victim.

I was a victim of all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I was a complainer. I complained about all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I made myself miserable with all my complaints. I decided to stop making myself miserable, and I made a commitment to Self-Love.

That commitment required me to realize that my misery was not a result of what was happening in the world, my misery was the result of my thoughts ABOUT what was happening in the world.

My complaints were a symptom of the underlying fear I had.

Fear, worry and anxiety are all caused by stinking thinking.

Worry and anxiety are the direct results of beliefs that CAN be changed.

Fear-based thinking is NOT the result of things happening in the world – and it never will be.

It’s easy to assume that we’re thinking fearful thoughts because of our experiences, but this world just doesn’t work that way.

The mind doesn’t work that way.

First, we have a belief and THEN we have an experience that reflects that belief – and then we interpret the experience to prove our belief is true. But it doesn’t prove our belief is TRUE – it only proves that we are investing in that belief, consciously or unconsciously.

It’s so important to be willing to get this and to apply it throughout our days.

Applying this teaching from A Course in Miracles brings great relief from emotional and mental suffering.

It takes practice.
It takes effort.
It takes willingness.
It takes determination.

What could be more worth the investment than ending your fear, doubt and worry?

I can’t think of anything, can you?

Living a peaceful life is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my year-long Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Peace

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #34 is “I could see peace instead of this.”

In this lesson, Jesus tells us, “Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises.”

Peace begins with us.

It BEGINS in our minds. Or, it seems to dissipate in our minds. We choose.

I find it so helpful to remember that my natural state is Peace.

If I’m not experiencing Peace, it’s because I’m choosing something else.

When the world seems to be acting crazy, that’s the time for us to hold to our sanity.

Many people are seeking Peace by trying to manipulate the world to be more peaceful. It’s not a method that works.

We seek not to change the world, but to change our minds about the world in order to be a beneficial presence in the world.

The way that Peace is brought forth is to change our minds.

To discipline our mind. This takes real time and attention, and it absolutely requires that we Partner UP with Spirit to bring it into manifestation.

This is what spiritual practice is all about.

If we don’t deepen our practice when war is threatened, then when will we practice?

If we don’t deepen our practice when our lives are falling apart, then when will we practice?

It’s because we don’t practice that Spirit brings us events and situations that squeeze us so hard that we will finally go to Spirit for the Source of all, or we’ll collapse trying.

We are the deciders of what we will choose.
I choose Peace today and every day.
I ain’t going to study war no more.

Always remember: the ends are in the means.

We cannot get to Peace through war.

ACIM tells us, “You recognize you want the goal. Are you not also willing to accept the means?”

To have Peace, be Peace.

We cannot attack, blame and shame those who aren’t peaceful and remain peaceful. We cannot have Peace while we’re attacking.

Let us BE the Peace from now on.
Let us develop the courage and strength to BE peaceful and share the benefits with the world.

Now is our time to be disciplined in our minds so that we can rise and shine and be truly helpful. There is no better time than NOW!

Living a peaceful life is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Speed Up Your Spiritual Awakening

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Is there a single practice that will change your life and speed up your awakening? Yes, there is. A Course in Miracles tells us that the practice is forgiveness, specifically, SELF-forgiveness.

If you’re seeing your life-improving steadily and beautifully,
If you’re feeling lighter and happier,
If you’re feeling more connected to Spirit,
Then you are definitely practicing Self-forgiveness.
Congratulations!

If you’re studying lots of books and listening to lots of audios, but you’re not feeling happier, lighter and more successful as a spiritual student, Self-forgiveness is the tool to use.

Self-forgiveness goes so much deeper than most people realize – it certainly goes FAR deeper than I ever realized, and I’ve learned SO MUCH in the last 20 years of teaching Self-forgiveness.

There are SO MANY practices we can apply to speed up our spiritual awakening, but none is so helpful as is making the decision that you truly are interested in awakening from the dream of separation.

Once you make that decision, Self-forgiveness becomes your constant companion.

The dream of separation will lull us into a deep slumber of suffering.

Separation thinking shows up as ALL of our experiences of having problems and living in lack and limitation. When we believe we’re separate, we experience lack and limitation. This need not be. AND we must forgive ourselves for perpetuating the very habits, beliefs, and patterns that have caused our pain and sense of loss.

“Yet where are dreams but in a mind asleep? And can a dream succeed in making real the picture it projects outside itself? Save time, my brother; learn what time is for. And speed the end of idols in a world made sad and sick by seeing idols there. Your holy mind is altar unto God, and where He is no idols can abide. The fear of God is but the fear of loss of idols.”
~ A Course in Miracles, T-29.VII.9.

Our idols can be our complaints and grievances. Idols can be the ways we become so attached to doing things our way rather than placing our faith and trust in Spirit. We can shift that.

We CAN really speed up our healing, and that’s the great gift we can all give ourselves.

When we give ourselves this gift of deep spiritual practice, we share all the benefits with everyone.

That’s why our family, friends, and co-workers begin to have healing, too. We’re all sharing the same mind.

The development of trust is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

TODAY’S PODCAST EPISODE: my topic today is Speed Up Your Spiritual Awakening. You can listen in LIVE on my podcast – 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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Development of Trust

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Living by faith is a completely different experience than living by fear. The vibration is different, the feeling is different, the results are completely different.

When we live by faith, we are the happy learner with a vision of more Peace, more Joy, and more Love pulling us into a greater experience of Unity and Freedom. We’re pulled by the vision. It’s a powerful pull. We can allow it or resist it.

When we live by fear, we learn through pain pushing us to make higher choices.

We choose how we learn. It might not seem like it, but we make thousands of choices every day – more than 10,000 choices, at least!

There are only two kinds of choices at each moment: Oneness or separation. If you aspire to make the world a better place, choose Oneness. Train yourself to look for a loving choice if you’d like to live a joyous life.

In order to choose Oneness consistently, you can train yourself to let go of cherishing the thoughts of lack and attack. Align with thoughts of Love, letting go of all judgments and learn to trust the Divine. This is the entire basis of my yearlong Masterful Living Course and that’s why it’s one year, so we gain momentum and don’t give up.

It’s challenging. When you have proven yourself to be untrustworthy over and over and OVER again, how do you learn to trust God?

When God doesn’t deliver the goods and act as the perfect delivery service, no matter how much you beg and suffer, you may be so angry and resentful that you refuse to trust – in order to punish God for being such a withholding God.

There’s hardly one of us that hasn’t had these thoughts about God. We make stuff up and believe it to be true, and then operate as though the lie is the truth.

Enough of that madness!

The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to be willing to practice choosing Love and Unity instead of attack and separation.

I dearly love this prayer from Joel Goldsmith:
Reveal Yourself, Father, show me Your will. Never again will I dishonor You by trying to tell You what I need and then attempt to coerce You into delivering it.

If you’re successful by even a little – there’ll be more light in your life AND everyone else’s. Your vibration will be lifted and you’ll begin to silently broadcast the message:

It can be done and I AM doing it. It is happening NOW!

There is that within you which knows how to do this. There’s no such thing as blind faith.

To live in trust is to SEE by faith.

Faith lights the way and the path is known and firm, even when it’s narrow. Walk the talk today and you will truly see.

I live by grace. I walk in faith. Love lights my way.

Without trust and faith in Love, there are no miracles.

We’re designed to be miracle-minded. We cannot live the fullness of our Self without trust.

We will always be struggling with experiences of lack and limitation when we don’t trust.

This is what we practice and demonstrate in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice developing trust and faith, because trust is the key to having a REAL relationship with Spirit – not a fantasy relationship.

The development of trust is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Willingness Rather Than Will Power

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

I’m in New Jersey now for the winter, and the days have been gray and rainy. I love the change of seasons and I love winter, but I’m not in love with the gray days. Every season there are usually some days that we wish were different.

As you may know, my family has a home that my parents built on Deer Isle, in Maine. When I was living here in the early ’90s after I’d left New York, we had a cold snap and it was the coldest I’d ever experienced in my life. 20 degrees below zero. For you Celsius fans that’s about -29. Yes, MINUS 29.

I was fortunate, because out there on Deer Isle, being an island surrounded by water, it’s much cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than it is on the mainland. It was probably twice as cold on the mainland.

I was going to a party that night, and I remember how searing the cold was. Of course, I heated the car for 20 minutes before I got into it, but it was still painfully cold. Just going to and from the car, the hairs in my nose froze and crackled. It hurt to have any skin exposed.

Most of the time, living there on the island is heaven. It’s gorgeous. The weather is beautiful most of the time. On a warmer winter night with snows and a full moon, it’s a winter wonderland that takes your breath away.

Before living in Maine, I lived in Manhattan. Apparently, I really love islands, because I also lived on Kauai, in Hawaii. I really love NYC, and most of the time it’s an exciting and interesting place to be. However, when the summer heat comes full on up to 100 degrees – that would be about 37 Celsius – and the humidity is also upper 90’s, then it is positively unbearable. I cannot handle it. It feels like torture.

My BFF, Rev. Karen Russo lives in Scottsdale, AZ, where I was just visiting. As God would have it, I’ve been to visit her in the month of August two years in a row. It’s hot as Hades then. And don’t give me that dry heat stuff, because in August it’s not that dry. Not at all.

I remember going outside for a walk early in the morning, when it’s the coolest, and as we started to walk I was feeling the air outside after being inside the air-conditioned house. I thought, “I wish somebody would open a window out here.” It was just plain stuffy, even outside!

Wherever you live, in most places there are days when it’s just too dang cold or hot, humid or wet or dry, sunny or dark or something. There will always be something.

In every single moment of life, there’s always something to complain about and something to be bothered by, if we let it.

It just depends on what we’re interested in.
That’s what determines our focus.
It’s never what’s happening out there.
It’s always about what’s happening inside.
It’s the eyes we’re looking with that determines what we see.

Healing the painful view is an inside job.

And that’s why, about 20 years ago, I made up my mind to be unalterable. I’m not there yet, but that’s my goal. I get closer every day.

Even on the days that I’m bothered by things, I still feel I succeed because I take that upset and turn it over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Healing is what I’m most interested in. I keep my FOCUS there.

I let the upset unwind with the Love and compassion of my own heart. I made these crazy thought-forms, I gave them life, and it’s time for me to let them go. I intend to be free of ALL of them. I give the Holy Spirit the heavy lifting every day.

The keys to all of my inner healing, which has produced all the wonderful changes in my life, are these three:

*Love
*Self-forgiveness
*Willingness

Since it’s a brand new year, and it still has that lovely new year smell to it, I’m offering something I call my “Challenge to End Self-sabotage” and you can jump in and join us – it’s a gift to the community to inspire and support folks in keeping a healthy, happy new year momentum going.

There’s a big difference between WILLPOWER vs WILLINGNESS.

It has been SO helpful to me to understand the difference and then apply that Wisdom to my life.

When someone has a problem with obsessive-compulsive behavior or avoidance, they’ll often try willpower to make a change. A perfect example of that is trying to get in shape or lose weight at the beginning of the year.

People make new year’s resolutions about what they’d like to change in their eating, drinking, exercising, home cleanliness, and organization, and all kinds of things.

Resolutions require willpower.

Will power is part of a plan of behavior modification.

Behavior modification is a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, obsessive, compulsive, and addicted.

For the moment, we can pause the addictive behaviors with willpower.
But we all know that stopping the behavior isn’t healing.

As A Course in Miracles teaches us, all healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

We seek not to change the behavior, but to change our mind about ourselves, life, our bodies and eliminate the ROOT CAUSE of the behavior – which is our beliefs.

Many people obsessively self-medicate as a way to escape how they feel. I’ve certainly done WAY more than my fair share of that.

Willpower does NOTHING to eliminate that issue – it only intensifies it.

It’s like turning up the heat on a pressure cooker.
Eventually it will explode, and then there’s an even bigger mess to contend with.

A Course in Miracles tells us:
“You must change your mind, not your behavior, and this is a matter of willingness. You do not need guidance except at the mind level. Correction belongs only to the level where change is possible. Change does not mean anything at the symptom level, where it cannot work.” T-2.VI.3.

Willingness is the only way to make real progress on the spiritual path of awakening.

Willpower only deals with symptoms.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

Have you ever had a moment where you felt driven to act compulsively and you knew it would not end well, and that if you could have any small fraction of willingness, you could take a deep breath and make a higher choice but you just didn’t want to – at that moment?

Instead, you willFULLY, self-destructed?

Practicing those moments of willingness IS where our healing’s at.
Willpower simply won’t cut it.

When we’re craving, needing and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. We’re feeling like a victim that needs and wants and craves because we don’t have, we lack.

The feelings of lack come from the belief in separation. We believe we’re separate from our Creator, and therefore we feel the constant sense of lack.

What is it we don’t have?
At that moment, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness. That knowing our perfection is missing from our awareness.

How could willpower ever heal that?
How could willpower ever even satiate the craving for Unity for one second?
It cannot.

But even a little bit of willingness is instantaneous joining with Spirit.

“The power to work miracles belongs to you. I will provide the opportunities to do them, but you must be ready and willing.” T-1.III.1.

Using willpower actually makes things worse.
We feel self-betrayed on some level when we’re trying to control and manipulate the cravings and behavior. It just feels hellish.

Okay, maybe there are moments of ego superiority and satisfaction when we’re able to use willpower to not follow the needing, wanting and craving impulses. But those will power moments just fuel the fire of living without lasting healing. Always a victim.

A Course in Miracles tells us:
“We have already attempted to correct the fundamental error that fear can be mastered, and have emphasized that the only real mastery is through love. … You may think this implies that an enormous amount of time is necessary between readiness and mastery, but let me remind you that time and space are under my control.” T-2.VII.7.

Our willingness IS all that’s needed for our healing. Let us practice that this entire year and see what wonderful and miraculous healing we have!

Let’s pray to be willing to forgive ourselves and to remember the truth that sets us free from those gnarly awful patterns of pain. Prayer is so powerful, please join me in my Daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Willingness to Rise Above. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

To me, this new year, this new decade, feels like the best ever, even though it’s been a rough start. I’m excited about it!

I’m excited about the healing we’ll have.

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
6-Day Challenge

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Peace on Earth

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Many people wish for peace of mind or a sense of relief. They’re yearning to feel free – free from everything they don’t like and feel imprisoned by.

Freedom is a spiritual quality that’s part of our Divine Essence. It’s already our nature to experience and express Freedom. We have it at the level of mind, and then it becomes our experience. Even a prisoner of war in a foreign jail can find the Freedom in his mind, because that’s where it’s located.

A Course in Miracles teaches us, “When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” T-4.IV.3.

When someone has a problem with obsessive, compulsive behavior or avoidance they’ll often use willpower to make a change. There’s a sense of loss, and lack and the willpower is used to get control of ourselves.

Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification that can be a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, but it doesn’t heal the root cause of the behavior. Willpower only intensifies the deep craving that is the root cause of the problem.

All healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

If Love isn’t part of the plan for healing, there won’t be healing, only a shift in behavior. That’s not enough.

If we don’t feel worthy of miraculous permanent healing, we might settle for will power.

For true spiritual healing, we look to the mind for causation.

There’s a false belief at the root cause of every issue. Most problems are an expression of belief in lack. How can willpower heal a belief in lack? It cannot.

The healing we’re looking for comes from opening to giving and receiving the Love that’s restorative and healing.

We resort to willpower when we feel spiritually weak. Willpower is a function of the personality, and is born of a sense of separation and lack. Willingness is the willingness to choose Love and to follow Spirit’s guidance.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

When we’re craving, needing and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. The real craving is for union with Spirit.

In that moment of craving, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness, that knowing our perfection is missing from our awareness.

Our willingness to Partner UP will heal the illusion of lack.

Only the willingness to see the union of all life brings lasting healing of splitting the mind.

Even a little bit of willingness is instantaneously joining with Spirit, and that’s where our true and lasting healing is – in remembering our union with God and making that our top priority

Let’s make a real change this year. Let’s get out of the prison in our mind and live joy-fully!

Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with us!

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
6-Day Challenge

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Strange Times – Energetic Weather

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Strange Times – Energetic Weather

This is going to be one of my energetic weather reports that I do from time to time.  There are times when I notice the energy I’m feeling feels different or unusually intense, and this is one of those times.  I like to report about it, because otherwise most people feel as though it’s just them but it’s actually not.

Yesterday in my Sacred Circle we were sharing our experience of recent days. Most of us have had noticeably felt a sense of depression on January 1 and still lingering yesterday.

I shared in Sacred Circle that on New Year’s Eve, I had spent the night at a gong bath led by my friend Manush. In a gong bath, gongs are played for the purpose of healing and it feels like an immersion in the sound.

As you may recall, I’ve been studying and teaching kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Yogi Bhajan had stated that 10 consecutive 45-minute gong healings would clear most blocks so that the soul could then heal itself, relieving the body of human suffering to deliver us to our hearts.

Here’s a picture of Manush at the event.

I had only slept about 4 hours that night, as we were awakened at 3:45 a.m. to begin prayers, yoga and chanting. I usually don’t feel much affected by less sleep, but I seemed to on Wednesday. I felt really tired. and I had a lot to do that day as I was leading my New Year Reboot class.

I felt great during class, but definitely not up to snuff the rest of the day and it surprised me because I am SO PUMPED about this new year. And I felt low energy again yesterday even though I was well rested. Strange.

When we discussed it in Sacred Circle, it was clear that most of us were feeling the same thing. I take it as a sign that we’re doing intense healing work all around the planet, the entire human race, and healing is what we’re after.

It helps most of us to know that the sense of temporary depression or feeling of “offness” is shared with others and not something we alone are feeling.

Prayer helps.

Pray for everyone.

Never doubt the power of effective affirmative prayer. When we pray, we raise our vibration. Begin with gratitude, which also raises our vibration. Don’t ever just accept what you don’t like. This is what I was talking about in New Year Reboot. We have so much power, let us use it for good.

May you always feel blessed!

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

 

End My Self-Sabotage
6 Day Challenge

 

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

Learning to hold a powerful vision for our life and our relationships is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Breaking the Shame Hangover Habit

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Today’s a big day! I’m launching my 6 Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I’ve seen SO MANY spiritual students struggle with all kinds of self-sabotage, especially self-medication. These are the habits that keep us playing small and feeling despair.

We can eliminate them rather than manage and cope with them.

There are so many forms of self-medication, and there’s one suited to each personality. Each one brings with it a bucket of shame.

I’ve found that when we work on this issue together in the community, a lot of healing comes and we can actually let go of long-entrenched habits that most people spend a lifetime struggling with.

Struggle no more!

One MAJOR form of self-sabotage that is also self-medication is spending a lot of time in fantasy – something I know a lot about. Not only was this an issue for me, but it’s also been an issue for many folks in my classes.

People don’t talk about it so much, so I thought I’d share about the differences between vision and fantasy.

There’s a profound difference between vision and fantasy. I love A Course in Miracles teachings because they are so helpful. One thing they make clear is that the hero in the fantasy is always the body. If, in your fantasy of having a fabulous career, you envision yourself as a body receiving praise, money, adoration, etc. then you can be sure that’s a fantasy.

In my experience, a vision of sharing my gifts and talents is more focused on how I feel and not at all on what it LOOKS like. In the vision of my success, I feel in the flow of Love. I’m sharing. It’s not about me getting. I’m receiving Divine Guidance and Inspiration, and I’m flowing that out into the world through sharing.

Understanding the difference between vision and fantasy is very valuable. One is a valuable tool, and the other is a form of self-medication.

Vision is a very different energy than fantasy.

Fantasy is a drug for the ego. Vision is a beautiful Divine Insight.

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack.

Vision lifts us up into communion with Spirit and a willingness to receive insight and Clarity.

What do you prefer? Expansion or addiction? Fantasy is often an addiction.

If you feel like you’re addicted to fantasy, give it all to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and open your mind to what is truly possible – the very HIGHEST spiritual vision. When you align with that vision, only good came come to you! All things work together for your good.

You’ll be truly amazed at how much better life of vision feels than making more time for fantasy. Give up fantasy and you’ll realize what a drain it’s been!

STARTS TODAY: My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

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The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge which starts TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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