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Angelic Assistance

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

I’m one of those people that believes that spiders and other insects are to be captured and released back to the wild.  When I find a spider in the house I put a glass over it and then capture it and put it outside.  

Sometimes it can be tricky to capture an insect.  They can be fast and evasive.  Yesterday there was a rather large spider in the living room and it didn’t wish to be caught, even though, it was ready to get outside again.  Rather than struggle with it, I asked the angels for help.  Before you know it the spider presented itself again and was easy enough to catch and release.  

Thank you, Angels!

One of the most common causes of difficulty in our lives is that folks struggle with going it alone.  So often, people don’t believe there is divine assistance so they’re not open to receiving any and then they get their wish – to do it themselves.

I’ve realized there’s no benefit to doing it themselves.  None at all.  Suffering isn’t beneficial in anyway whatsoever.  Struggling on your own is, in fact, wasteful.  All of heaven will help us when we’re willing to choose Love and to be of service to the Light.

When we think we’re on our own, then life seems to be against us.  When we’re willing to recognize that we’ve got God and the angels to support us, then life is much easier.  

We do have to be willing to accept divine assistance in order to experience it.

Once we get the hang of it, life improves considerably!

Are you going it alone?  Would you ask the angels to help you without telling them how to help you?

Please share your experiences and let me know your experiences of asking for assistance and receiving it.  

One thing to note is that some folks are attached to the idea that they are so unworthy that God has abandoned them and they’ll only allow more of that experience of feeling left out.  If you feel that’s your story, then please, give the story and all your belief in it to Spirit for healing.  Invite the angels to show you that you are loved and supported and they surely will.  Then, your challenge is to be receptive.

I’ve learned the INCREDIBLE power of being receptive to Spirit’s Love and assistance and I can’t say enough about how WORTHY we ALL are!

Let’s open to receive divine assistance now.

We’re entitled to miracles and now is the time to experience them!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks –  and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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Real Will Power

Friday, October 30th, 2020

I’m a healer – but only for me. I can’t heal anyone else, but I can facilitate other people having an AMAZING healing, if they’re willing.

Oh, and isn’t it a powerful healing when we’re finally willing and ready to recognize that the only limitations we have are the ones that we agree to? Yes, it is!! I love to see those limitations bite the dust!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I decided that it didn’t matter HOW the healing happened, I was calling forth a healing and I was accepting it. I gave the heavy lifting of figuring out the “how” to the Higher Holy Spirit Self. I knew I couldn’t see the solution as long as I was still thinking with the same thought system that created the “problem.”

My willingness to call forth and accept help from “above” was the thing that opened the door to my miraculous healing. I’ve had SO MUCH miraculous healing since then and I’ve shared it with others who are having miraculous healing and that’s what inspires me every single day.

Willingness is the REAL will power.

I am grateful that miraculous healing isn’t for special people. Everyone is entitled to miracles. Miracles are natural. We don’t have to figure out how, we allow.

There are no REAL limitations.

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

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks –  and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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Spiritual Career

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Over the years I’ve met many amazing and beautiful people who absolutely love spirituality.  It’s thrilling to them.  I feel the same way!  I absolutely LOVE spiritual principle and I Love being able to connect with like-minded souls and share what we’re learning.  

Many of the folks I meet would like to be able to have a spiritual career, share what they’re learning with others and make that their career.

That’s what I did and I feel so blessed every day that I get to do what I LOVE every day.  

I’ve also met a number of people who don’t have the confidence to follow their heart.  They study and study and study and study and prepare to have a spiritual career, but then they don’t seem to get off the ground with it.  

I remember when I first started ministerial school, twenty years ago, they told us that the statistics were that only a few of us would actually end up having a career as a minister and most would not.  

I’ve known a number of people who never really had the confidence to succeed although they had the talent AND the training.  Their lack of confidence was what prevented them from living their dream.  

I’d like to do everything I can to keep that from happening to more people.  I’m interested in offering support for those who are inspired to answer the call.  With support we can eliminate the reasons for lack of confidence.  With training people will feel qualified. 

For those who would like to follow their heart and have a successful spiritual career,  I’d like to support them in truly going all the way.  

I know that the the Love of God can never fail.

Light always wins.  I also know that there are several keys to being able to be successful and not give up.  

Right now, light workers are being called to step up and do what they’re designed to do – share the light!  Let’s do it together!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks –  and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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Love Never Fails

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Love never fails, and ego always fails.

If I could give you some knowledge, some insight, some healing awareness, it would be the awareness that you can never fail because you are Love and Love never fails. When we know who we REALLY are, and WHAT we really are, and WHOSE we really are, failure is impossible.

For me, the way that I have learned this is to place my faith and trust in Love. The way I have learned that Love never fails, that the Light of God can never fail, is to be in service to the Light – to live in service to the Light and it is through being that, living that, doing that, that I’ve come to know and understand that Love and Light cannot fail.

Now, I can see that the only failure there is the “failure to communicate” Love.

And yet, when it seems that we’ve failed to be loving, there is always learning and so Love still wins. That’s the power of Love in our lives.

What would you invest yourself in, if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Why entertain the idea of failure as a possibility?
Why plan for what you really don’t wish to experience?

BE the Love in whatever you choose to invest yourself in and you will not fail, you cannot fail.

My invitation to you today is to practice being of service to the Light through all that you do today.

It’s about being Love in our mind and shining that forth into all of our activities. People cannot fail to notice and be inspired too! BONUS! That’s more sharing and more extending.

Let us be excellent extenders of Love!

Let us rise and shine together!

Now more than ever, let’s be the change we’d like to see in the world!

Let us not entertain separation and divisiveness, let us see the master plan at work in all moments.

It’s such a good feeling to share the Love rather than to block it. It’s our spiritual destiny to rise and shine, to live without fear – let’s not delay – let’s go for it today!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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The Rewards of Love

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

The reward of choosing Love and extending Love, responding with Love, is Joy.

Could you use a little more Joy?  I could, who couldn’t?  Whom have you ever known who was maxed out in Joy?  No one, that’s who.

The way to Joy is through the Love door.

Let us keep it simple and place that truth right before us and keep our eye on that prize.  

Considering the EXTRAORDINARY and MIRACULOUS benefits there are to choosing Love, it’s a wonder that we don’t choose Love with more ease and grace!

I guess we really are attached to our point of view.

What’s great is that we can actually give all of our attachments to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.  We don’t have to struggle at all.  We really don’t.  All struggle is self-imposed.

Let’s invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self into our lives to be our teacher with such a commitment that we are healed quickly and beautifully and then we can inspire our brothers and sisters to do the same.  We’ve got this – at a time when it couldn’t be more needed than it is right now!

The Rewards of Love is the topic of my podcast today – I think you’ll find what I’ll be sharing SO helpful!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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Catch, Release and Replace

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Are you ready and willing to have a more miraculous life starting now? Yesterday, in Sundays With Spirit I was sharing a spiritual practice that I call “Catch, Release and Replace.”

If you think of what some fishers do – they catch fish and then release them rather than killing them, I’m taking that idea and putting a completely different spin on it.

We’re catching judgments, complaints and any other kind of attack thought, releasing them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and then replacing them with thoughts of Love, generosity, kindness, compassion and willingness to choose again.

It’s a simple three step process that anyone can do.

It’s easy to remember and it’s deeply healing

By making this part of our constant spiritual practice we train our mind to be mindful of when we’re veering off track from our commitment to Love and to being loving.

If you’re deeply interested in transforming your mind, healing the obsessive, compulsive negative thinking and aligning with the Spirit of Love, then this deceptively simple practice is a welcome addition.

In my experience, this practice is miraculous for ANYONE who uses it. It certainly has been miraculous for me!

If you’d like to start living a more peaceful and less stressed life – please incorporate this into how you observe your mind, and how you invest your attention throughout the day. Your willingness is all that’s required. Your willingness is evidence that you’re placing your trust and faith in Spirit rather than your own judgments and opinions.

Happy healing!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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Changing Everything

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

I can remember so many years, heading into the winter solstice, with the days getting consistently shorter, my birthday, the holidays and the winter itself, would bring a certain kind of feeling similar to PTSD, for what I’d experienced in the past.

I used to go into the holidays EXPECTING to be disappointed.  I used to anticipate that I’d be revisiting the same painful hurts and memories as previous years.  

I would look for the offenses and upsets that matched my experience in the past so I could reinvigorate the painful meaning I’d made of things in the past.  And then I’d get to be right all over again.  

Not happy, but right.

Can you relate? 

I’ve found this is a common theme for people, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere it starts now.  In the USA we have Thanksgiving at the end of November, plus my birthday.  Thanksgiving is the biggest family holiday we have.  The day before, is always the biggest single travel day in the USA all year long, which is an incredibly stressful way to begin a holiday.

So many triggers, so little time.

But I have a different experience now.

First of all, it’s been years since there was pain and upsets at the holidays in my life.

This year, very few will be traveling – which will be very sad for many Americans – we’re missing our families.  Thank God for Zoom!

I can remember when I used to visit family and after 3 days I’d start to feel sad and depressed.  

I’d start thinking:  “Why do I keep doing this to myself?

Why do I keep thinking that I can stay for a week when I start to feel depressed after just a few days? 

Why do I keep repeating the same madness expecting a new experience?

What’s wrong with me?”

And on and on.

So many triggers – so little time.

Here’s what changed everything for me:  Taking responsibility.

As part of my deciding not to be focused on judging, complaining, constantly criticizing, and looking for problems, I began to start to look for ways to extend compassion and kindness.  

When offense was taken, I committed to being the one who would go first and make amends. 

I stopped taking everything personally because I started to see all my attacks on others were more about me than about them.  

And then, as my mind started becoming more kind and loving, I began to see that none of my attacks were about them and ALL of them were about me.

None of this happened over night.  

It was slow and gradual change over MANY YEARS.

But the super cool thing is that I realized every change I made rippled out to my family and friends.

I could be the one who decided whether or not I was pissed off and hurt.  The upset couldn’t happen without my agreement!  

It was me.  I was the one I had to forgive for having made my life into a portal to hell.

I studied spirituality for nearly 20 years feeling that truth was an ever-illusive mystery that I just couldn’t get to.  For me, truth was just beyond one more door that I was trying to pry open.  I was looking outside myself for insight, thinking that an intellectual approach would bring me what I was looking for, because my intellect had always (or so I thought!) helped me in the past.  

I’d figured out my problems in the past.  

I could figure out how to get connected to Spirit.

I didn’t know that the intellect is a tool of the ego.  

But, through my deep desire of the heart to truly know Spirit, and to truly break free of pain and suffering, I was led and guided.  It was ONLY my willingness that helped me to see through the bushes and brambles of ego blocks and subterfuge. 

I now LOVE this time of year for a whole new set of reasons!  Check this out:

From September into January, I get to have 1 on 1 appointments with all the folks who are in my year-long Masterful Living Course.  When we talk early in the year, things are challenging.  It’s not so easy.  People are looking deeply into their patterns and habits to eliminate the causes of suffering.  Some people experience it with a lot of Joy and Freedom, but not all.  Some begin having many miracles all at once.  But that’s not true for everyone.  Some folks find it super challenging and they are heroic in their not giving up.  

I’ve been having 1 on 1’s with the folks in this community for years now and it’s such a pleasure, especially this time of year.  By now, most people in Masterful Living are telling me their successes in how this year has been so life-changing for them.  They’re telling me how differently they feel about themselves and their life.  They tell me stories of marriages that are experiencing a rebirth of Love, and relationships with family that are getting better every day.  They’re looking forward to doing the holidays differently.  

And, because we have people who continue doing the work together with me and the community for years, I get to celebrate the long term AMAZING transformation of their lives, careers, families, finances and more.

When someone is absolutely convinced that they are unlovable, 

and now they know it’s not true, 

that changes every minute 

of every day 

of the rest of their lives –

and for those around them as well.

I love listening to a beloved member of this community share how they made a decision to do something differently in their workplace because they just wanted to be nicer to the people in their lives.  Over the course of a year, their shifts change the entire culture of their workplace.  Then, their co-workers take home a different attitude and they share that with their family.  Their children take that with them to school, and then the other kids in their class take that home to their family and that’s how the world changes.

A Course in Miracles says:  Seek not to change the world, but to change your mind about the world.

It works!  

That’s why I’m committed to proving it.

I absolutely LOVE the last third of the year.  It’s four months of reaping the rewards and celebrating the benefits.  They aren’t dark months anymore.  There’s nothing to fear anymore.  It’s win-win all the way!

AND – this year it feels quite different, because mixed into that celebratory experience is an awareness of the intense challenges that so many all over the world are having.  More than ever, this is a time for us to cling to our spiritual practice and deepen it beyond anything we ever thought was possible.  

A greater commitment to walking the talk and living the Love lifts us all.

You can still join our 40 Day Meditation Challenge at any point, it’s free – all are welcome.  You can join us every Sunday for Sundays with Spirit – it’s free.  We can do this together and lift each other!

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

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

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

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COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

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Developing Trust

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

For me personally, one of the most valuable sections in A Course in Miracles is Manual for Teachers, Chapter IV, section A.  Development of Trust.

It’s really worth studying and I tell everyone in Masterful Living to read it every day for a week and then once a week thereafter.  

This section maps out our journey in consciousness, and I find it helpful to see that there is a map – and that we’re not experiencing random acts of insanity.  There is a higher plan, and it’s WORKING.

Fundamentally, this section tells us that if we’re making false idols of things in our life, that are distracting us from the life we’re meant to live, and detouring us from our awakening, things may be taken away from us, only so that we can realize they had no real value and they were, in fact, a delay in our happiness.

Of course, it takes great willingness to realize that the job we wanted so badly, and finally got, was actually not the best job for us and would never make us happy, therefore being fired from it is a GOOD thing.  I had that experience.

It takes great willingness to see that anything we love so much might, in fact, be misleading us and preventing from a much greater Love.  

This is a world of tricks and deception, smoke and mirrors, distractions and insanity, seeking and not finding.  And, we can be determined to find our way through by listening to the one voice of the Higher Holy Spirit Self, AND, most importantly, not making our own decisions.

Let’s turn all important decisions over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and allow ourselves to be led and guided!

We’ve got heaven as our destination and there’s that within us that does know the way!

If having a great trust and faith is something you’re interested in, you may wish to join me in Masterful Living 2021.

That’s a big focus of our program and one of it’s greatest benefits.

In November: Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st. If you have an interest, but you aren’t sure, you can book a FREE Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors.  

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Avoiding the Trickster

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Our spiritual practice makes a difference for every being on this planet. When so many are suffering and it can seem like we don’t know how we can really be effective in relieving the pain of others, it’s so important to know that our spiritual practice of prayer and meditation brings tremendous benefit.

Having talked with so many spiritual students over the years, I’m aware that it’s common for people to put off their spiritual practice in favor of getting small errands and chores done. To our ego-identified self, we get a sense of accomplishment when we can tick off something from our to do list. However, that sense of satisfaction, meaning and purpose is short-lived.

It’s a trickster.

What really brings lasting benefit is our practice of patience, kindness, gentleness, compassion, and generosity. When we can be mindful all day, we’re bringing benefit to all. When we can learn to be patient with situations we used to be upset by, we’re bringing benefit to all.

When we feel worried or concerned about people we can see them in good health, happy, enjoying life, and prospering instead of entertaining negative fantasies about them.

This spiritual practice does take practice.

We can do it every day all day and get very good at it, thus transforming our life and the lives of our brothers and sisters. It’s so worth it!

Thank you for practicing with me today!

Today, with our effective spiritual practice, we avoid the trickster and bring benefit to all!

In November: Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st. If you have an interest, but you aren’t sure, you can book a FREE Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors.  

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Grace is Always Available

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

I’ve learned a really beautiful lesson.  It was difficult for me to learn because my personality thought I was right and that I knew better than LIFE did what was best for me.

My lesson was that LIFE is always providing me the best possible ways for me to grow and learn.  

LIFE is leading, guiding and directing me toward easier, simpler, higher, better, faster, more direct ways to learn and grow with less difficulties – and I used to fight that.  I was a great resister.  

What a TREMENDOUS blessing it’s been to learn to go with the flow.  When things are going a way I don’t like, instead of resisting, I can relax.  I relax first, partner UP with Spirit and ask for the guidance I need to see the highest and best path of Love.

My willingness is the key that opens the door to ease, grace and real growth.

My resistance would show up as complaints, taking offense, feeling hurt, trying to control or manipulate.  That just made the lesson harder to learn and the pain harder to burn.  It was exhausting.  

When we’re fighting the flow, it’s exhausting.  When we’re resisting the growth, not trusting Spirit, and trying to figure it out on our own we find it tiresome and troublesome to proceed.

Grace is always available.  

“Spirit is in a state of grace forever.  

Your reality is only spirit.  

Therefore you are in a state of grace forever.”   

A Course in Miracles 

Grace is always there, just beyond our opinion that things should be different.

In November: Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st – If you have an interest, but you aren’t sure, you can book a FREE Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors.

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Creative Cooking

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

I’ve been coming to Vermont almost every summer since 2006 because I wished to study in person with my spiritual teacher, Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo. Venerable started the Sunray Meditation Society and established the Peace Village where I’ve been camping each summer. This year, I was guided to move here and rent a home.

During this time of Covid, I’ve been experimenting with oatmeal cookies because they’re Venerable’s favorite.

I have been working on a recipe I’m pretty happy with that is delicious!

My goal was to find a recipe that was gluten free, vegan and non-fat – and I think I’ve come up with one!

Pumpkin Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

1 can pumpkin
1 1/3 cup Monk Fruit
1 T cinnamon
1 t vanilla
Dash of salt
1/2 cup minced fresh ginger
2 T flax meal

Mix all that together then add:
3 1/3 cups oats

I let it set for a while as the pumpkin is quite wet and the oats will absorb the juices and I feel it makes better cookies.

You can add raisins and nuts as you like, use less ginger, omit the flax, use sugar instead of monk fruit if you prefer. These are flexible.

You can also make them with 4 super ripe bananas instead of the pumpkin. I just prefer the pumpkin.

Form the dough into normal cookie size patties and bake on a baking sheet – I use parchment or silicone baking sheet – no fat needed at all.

10 minutes at 350

Once baked, I store them in the fridge because they’re a bit damp – it just depends on how soon you’ll eat them. I keep them in the fridge and then toast them in the toaster oven and have a few for breakfast – they’re chewy and very satisfying.

Two make a great snack with coffee.

I haven’t tried with nutmeg, allspice etc. I’m sure pumpkin pie spice would be a nice change from just the cinnamon and vanilla. If you like turmeric, you might try that as well. Fresh or powdered.

Please let me know if you try them!

I order Monk Fruit from Amazon – it measures exactly like sugar – tests better (to me) than sugar. Click here to order the brand I’ve been using: Organic Monk Fruit – granulated.

Monk fruit has a surprising number of benefits which you can read about here by clicking here: Monk Fruit Benefits.

Monk Fruit Cookie Recipe

In November: Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st – if so, please fill out my survey – I will be doing this intensive training in-person (most likely in New Hampshire where there’s a very little virus) and online.

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Undoing Ego Thinking

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

In my podcast today, I’ll be sharing about Undoing the Ego Thinking.  This is the primary focus in my classes – so that we can feel more Peace, Love and Joy. The ego thought system is one that ensnares us, like a fly caught in a Venus trap.  We felt the attraction, we got caught, stuck and trapped.  We didn’t have the strength to get out.  

All of that can change.

Our willingness to get off the pain train and stay off is all that’s Required.

I’ve done a battle with pleasure and pain in a way that is familiar to any folks.  I’ve gone after pleasures of eating, exercising, drinking and even smoking to excess so that I am absolutely clear that I’m not helping myself, not enjoying myself and in some twisted way punishing myself.  It was demoralizing and I’m very glad I don’t feel compulsive about that kind of behavior any longer.

This experience of confusion between pleasure and pain could be something like a lovely dessert that becomes two or three portions and then a feeling of way too much sugar.  I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I used to do that with chips, popcorn and crackers.  I’d feel that I’d eaten too much and definitely too much salt.  

I notice now that I rarely overeat, and I rarely eat things that I regret and that’s HUGE for me.  I know now that it happened because of my willingness to do the self-forgiveness inner work.  This is why I feel compelled to keep offering opportunities to do this work in a group – so we don’t get overwhelmed by our resistance and reluctance.

Every year, folks in class with me tell me stories of how they did the class work and they naturally experienced losing a bunch of weight and keeping it off, having arthritis pain lesson dramatically and then needing fewer and fewer pain killers, as well as, of course, chronic pain disappearing entirely.

I think for some people the constant feeling of physical discomfort is what keeps them in the cycle of negative pleasure.  I can remember feeling that some form of self-medication was “all I had” that brought me pleasure.  It was “all I had” to take my mind off my unhappiness.

I used so many things that were enjoyable in small doses but became painful in larger doses.  They were all meant to distract me from my feelings, but they only led me into a deeper hole of feeling that I was a fake and a failure.

It’s so liberating to be able to enjoy the pleasures of life without feeling addicted or compulsive towards them.  I feel that my whole life is better because I’m not having to control my impulses, I’m naturally choosing the things that are self-loving.  It’s a whole different way of living.  It’s a MAJOR release of worry and guilt and shame.  YAY!

It’s because spiritual practice has eliminated the ROOT CAUSE of my negative pleasure habits.  DOUBLE YAY!

This healing has definitely brought me a constant feeling of higher vibration in my beingness.  

Living at a higher vibration, I notice that I naturally am less interested in lower vibrational choices, so I don’t have to struggle with behavior modification and trying to release those negative pleasure habits – they fell away gracefully.  HALLELUJAH.  I didn’t even IMAGINE that was possible for me.

The healing power and presence of God’s Love is REAL.

I know that now.  I also now know that it’s available for everyone.

I really didn’t think I’d be able to get to the place I am now.  The main turning point for me was when I made my spiritual life and practice the most important part of my life.  It was during that time that I shifted into the healing practices that became my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and my life began change for the better – and it’s continued to this day.  

My whole orientation changed and I began to achieve lasting success and the healing took hold in my heart and mind.

I no longer have any days where I feel like I’m sliding back.  That feeling is gone and I am forever grateful!

Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st – if so, please fill out my survey – I will be doing this intensive training in-person (most likely in New Hampshire where there’s a very little virus) and online.

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New Decisions

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Why does prayer work? This is the important thing for us to understand. Our Spirit already knows why prayer works. Our Spirit already knows. Our Spirit has no question about it, has no confusion about it.

Our Spirit absolutely knows, unequivocally, that “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” as it says in the Text of A Course in Miracles“Prayer is the medium of miracles.” It is, if you will, the ground. Like soil is the medium that you plant a seed in. “Prayer is the medium of miracles.” It is the soil that the miracle grows in.  This is critical to what we study all year in our Masterful Living class.

Spirit already knows the answer to every question that we have. Our Spirit, which is part of the Spirit– part of God— Spirit, our Spirit, THE Spirit, is not bound by time and space.  Spirit doesn’t have blocks to awareness of everything in time and space, to every causation of every single thing in this world, from a slight cough to the most complex disease, to poverty.  Every single cause and cure is known in the Mind of God. There’s no confusion whatsoever.

But we, in our holding onto the decisions that we’ve made about the past, are holding onto the blocks to Love which prevent us from seeing, knowing, feeling, and hearing clearly what the truth is. The antidote to those blocks, the removal of those blocks, is completely, 100%, dependent upon our willingness to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion.  

In order to experience the Clarity rather than the confusion, we must make a new decision. A new decision.

The way our experience works in this human realm is, we make decisions about life, and what we think life means – we give it all the meaning that it has for us. 

We make decisions like “I’m not good enough.” We make decisions like “Dogs are not safe.” Or, “People are not safe.” Or, “Women are not safe.” Or, “Men are not safe.” Or, “White people are not safe.”

We make all kinds of decisions based on our experience, and then those become the blocks to Love, because they’re not true.

They are a projection. They are perception. They are beliefs that are the effects of the decisions we made. 

For example, let’s say that someone in our childhood is very unloving to us, and so we form the belief we’re unlovable. I’ve worked with many people, as a Spiritual Counselor, who were cruelly treated as children.  Many times, those people come to believe their care givers, are treating them this way because there’s something horribly wrong with them. They think, it must be them. They deserve it. 

This is often what happens with children. My mother used to work in childhood services, and she would see things like a child who has been burned with a cigarette, and violently attacked in the home. The children are taken away to child services, and many times all that child wants is to get back to that very same caregiver, that parent, or whoever it is, who was hurting them.

We interpret things incorrectly and then make decisions based on our interpretations.

And this places blocks in the mind.  Like veils in the mind, that become a distortion of reality.  In order to heal this, we can use prayer. Because there’s not one person on this planet– I’m absolutely convinced of this, there’s not one person on this planet that makes a prayer, or offers a prayer request, that does not have a small amount of willingness to have healing. 

Why would we write out a prayer request and put it in a prayer box if you had no willingness to receive the healing and the transformation? Why would we ask for prayer, why would we make a prayer, unless we had the tiniest little bit of willingness to receive the answered prayer? Prayer is POWERFUL!  Let’s pray all throughout our day. 

Let’s pray to let go of all the decisions we’ve made that are predicated upon a false conclusion. 

We can even pray for greater willingness!

Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st – if so, please fill out my survey – I will be doing this intensive training in-person (most likely in New Hampshire where there’s a very little virus) and online.

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Prodigal Daughter?

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

I used to feel like there was some kind of invisible lid on my life. Maybe you could call it a spiritual glass ceiling.

I felt that no matter what class I took or book I read, I was still not having the breakthrough and momentum that I so deeply desired. I began to feel quite discouraged. I thought it was me. I began to think that it was just more evidence that something was wrong with me. (Though, truth be told, I’d didn’t see a whole lot of people around me having amazing breakthroughs and healing.)

Sometimes I’d think that there was some mysterious, magical code that I must be missing. I mean, it had to be something like that because I was putting so much time, money and effort into my spiritual studies. I just wanted to find out what the code was, and who had the key.

Well, it turns out that I had the code, AND I had the key.

In a sense, it was like that moment when Dorothy, in The Wizard of Oz, realizes that she had the power all along. The difference is, it didn’t happen for me all at once. It dawned on me slowly.

One thing I learned is that the truth is written in our heart. It’s already there, pre-installed, but we do have to decide to access it in order to experience it.

The way we access it is through our willingness, our desire, and expressions of Love.

I found the path that I was looking for in my own heart.
The path I was looking for was to loving myself.

I had to be willing to Love myself enough to release all the blocks to Love.

Dorothy’s journey is archetypal.
She’s a kind of prodigal daughter.

Think about it:
She gets mad.
She runs away from home.
She gets lost in a foreign land.
She has a lot of adventures, but she really just wants to return home to the love of her family.
When she returns, she’s waking from a dream.

The dream of not having, lacking, wanting and searching ultimately leads us all back to our hearts. There’s no where else to go.

So, of course I had to stop looking outside myself and come back into my heart. That’s the great journey. AND no matter where we are in the journey – we can drop what we’re distracted by and come back into our hearts RIGHT NOW. We don’t have to wait! FOR REAL.

That’s the thing about the ego – it’s always conditional. To the ego, everything is conditional. Everything has to be earned. The Spirit doesn’t work that way because Spirit is a NOW system. LOVE is a NOW thing. Love ONLY exists in the now. Ego is always in the past or the future.

Our journey home to our heart is NOW. That’s the only time we can experience it is now.

That glass ceiling I was feeling, that resistance and reluctance – that stuckness – was simply the belief that I was lacking and that I didn’t have what it took.

We all have what it takes!

We’re all pure Spirit – how could we be lacking?

Today’s the day to truly practice the Presence, with gratitude and Self-Love.

Today is our day to wake from the dream of endless limitations. We already have the power!

All we must do is look where we can find – and that’s within.

We must return home to our heart to feel whole.

No matter how ugly you think it might be inside your heart, no matter how empty or depraved – that’s where the kingdom is. The kingdom is just underneath whatever rotten thing you think might be there. Look past the delusion of less than and not enough and you will see the kingdom.

A Course in Miracles tells us we are God’s treasure. Let’s live as if we knew it!

Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 16 to 22nd – if so, please fill out my survey – I will be doing this intensive training in-person (most likely in New Hampshire where there’s a very little virus) and online.

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

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

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Gain Without Pain

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Pain can push us to stop settling for unhappiness.

It might seem counter intuitive or it might seem just plain insane, but pain is helpful.

At times it’s incredibly helpful.  I used to be a runner.  I ran the New York Marathon in 1986 with my Dad.  In preparing to run the marathon I did many long training runs – 10, 12, 15, 18 and even 20 mile runs to get ready for the big 26.  

People become inured to pain.  

It doesn’t happen over night, but it happens drip by drip.

I learned that if I had some aches and pains before a run I wouldn’t take any kind of pain killer, because that’s how people injure themselves.  If they’re numb to the pain then they don’t know when to stop, when to shift and change.  It’s true for athletes and it’s true for everyone.  

If we numb ourselves to the pain, the agitation and irritation, and all the other myriad of feelings and emotions then we’ll not be aware when to make a change.  

I’ve learned this:  

If I can feel it, Spirit can heal it – when I’m willing to let it go.

Pain often comes from blocking the flow of Love.

Even if we’re intentionally blocking the flow of Love, don’t we wish to have a wake-up call in order to know when we’re hurting ourselves?

I used to deceive myself into thinking I could block the pain and still have the Joy, but I ultimately had to face the fact that it’s not possible.  If I’m not willing to feel the emotions I don’t like, and the feelings that bother or confuse me, so I block them all, that’s not going to be the end of it.  

I cannot selectively block the suffering, but allow the happy to spread like wildfire.  If I shut part of my feelings down, I’m shutting them all down.  

I’ve learned to be grateful that I get the emotions and feelings that signal when my thinking is sticking.  I’m grateful that my feelings let me know when I’ve ridden the pain train to crazy town and it’s time for me to partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

When we realize how much healing is available to us we can learn to become grateful for the indicators that we’ve lost track of what’s REALLY going on and it’s time to partner UP.

I’ve learned not to be distracted or deterred by trying to figure out or understand the ego perceptions, the causes of upset and other ego escapades.  

Bottom line:  the ego will never understand what the spirit already knows.  And that’s because ego is nothing.  Spirit is everything.

Why mess around with trying to figure out WHY we’re having a problem when we can go direct to the problem has been healed back to the root cause?

I’ve made so many trips to crazy town on the pain train and I don’t wish to make one more.  The things I learned that healed my life and led me to the happiness I have now are the gold and diamonds of my life.  And that’s what I share in my classes.

We can learn to transcend pain and heal the root causes.

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No More Tolerating Hate Speech

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Yesterday, I saw a headline that startled me and so I posted the link to the article with the picture

And I asked this question:

“I’m curious, do you think she would feel like HER workplace was hostile if someone used the word that begins with c and rhymes with runt? Just wondering … what are your thoughts?”

The comments quickly became political, which is not what I had been hoping for. And so, I spoke up in the comments and then I revised my post all together and said this (with a couple of additional edits):

To me, this is not about politics and it’s not about this 1 person’s statement, opinion or perception: If I were a black person and someone used the N word in my work environment, I would not feel safe.

Heck, I’ll be honest you, as a white person, I wouldn’t feel safe if someone started using the N word – I would, of course, use my awareness as a spiritual student to bring Love and compassion to bring forth the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

AND, if I didn’t have that ability, if it were me 30 years ago, I, FOR SURE would feel threatened and not safe with people using racial slurs. Because of how I was raised, I would endeavor to help the people who were using those words to raise their awareness – but that doesn’t mean it would be safe or comfortable for me.

If someone used the C*nt word in my environment I would not feel safe. I’ve had that happen and I didn’t feel safe. If people use derogatory, racial, sexual slurs around me I am not feeling myself to be in a safe environment. BECAUSE IT’S NOT SAFE. It’s not safe for ANYONE.

When people are derogatory and sarcastic, and using words that are attack words, it is an unsafe environment for EVERYONE.

If someone attacks ANYONE, they attack EVERYONE. All is one.

There’s nothing political about my bringing this up. This is about the SOCIETY and CULTURE in which we live. This is about what we find acceptable and unacceptable.

Right now, I live in Vermont, where it is 99% white people. And there are BLACK LIVES MATTER signs everywhere. There have been regular BLM demonstrations here in the town square, week after week, with ONLY white people.

This is about realizing that hateful words cause a disturbance that is NOT TO BE TRIVIALIZED.

If you were the only Jew in the room and people started using words that are derogatory ONLY about Jews, you would feel threatened and disrespected. Of course, you would.

My point is not about politics. Take the woman’s photo off this headline, her name and her opinion and just see this:

Using The N-Word at Work Doesn’t Make A Workplace “Hostile”

I’m interested in cultivating a society and community that values loving sensitivity and absolutely NO MORE TOLERANCE OF HATE SPEECH.

We must change our minds about tolerating this kind of talk in our culture. NOW.

We don’t attack the ones who use hate speech because clearly, they are already feeling attacked and threatened or they would be speaking differently. They would be living from their loving heart if THEY felt safe.

The only way that we can ALL feel safe is if we care for each other and stop attacking, and tolerating attack.

>The attacker ALWAYS feels attacked.
>The judger ALWAYS feels judged.
>The lover ALWAYS feels beloved.

Why? Because it’s EMANATING from them.

Let’s teach ONLY Love for that IS what we ALL are.

No more tolerance of hate speech.

When we hear something, see something, let’s say something – and let it be kind, from our heart. WE CAN DO THIS!

It is ours to do!
I love you!

Please feel free to comment below – and/or comment on my Facebook post here: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.hadley.9066/

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Breathing and Healing

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

What I’ve really come to love about the spiritual approach to life is that every day, every hour every moment can be a part of our spiritual practice.  I used to feel this was a burden.  I couldn’t bring myself to pay attention ALL of the time – that was too much to ask of myself.  It felt so burdensome.

The burden was in the judgments I had against myself, not in the actual practices.  By releasing more and more judgments, I was able to make my spiritual practice more and more easeful and graceful and that has blessed my whole life.  Now, I can be grateful for each opportunity I can find to turn whatever I’m doing into spiritual practice.

One very beneficial way we can increase our vitality is through breathing consciously.

This is one of the things that my kundalini yoga practice has taught me.  If I sense myself getting tense, I turn to deep breathing.  This is something anyone who has the ability can do without cost at anytime.  

Here are the benefits of long, deep breathing:   

  • Long deep breathing relaxes and calms you due to its influence on the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Increases the flow of prana.
  • Reduces and prevents the build-up of toxins in the lungs by encouraging the clearing of the small air sacs (alveoli).
  • Stimulates the brain chemicals (endorphins) that help fight depression.
  • Brings the brain to a new level of alertness.
  • Pumps the spinal fluid to the brain, giving greater energy.
  • Stimulates the pituitary gland to secrete, thus enhancing the intuition.
  • Filling the lungs to capacity revitalizes and re-adjusts the magnetic field.
  • Cleanses the blood.
  • Regulates the body’s pH balance which affects the ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Energizes and increases vitality.
  • Aids in releasing blockages in meridian energy flow.
  • Activates and clears the nerve channels.
  • Aids in speeding up emotional and physical healing.
  • Aids in breaking subconscious habit patterns such as insecurities and fears.
  • Aids in fighting addictions.
  • Re-channels previous mental conditioning on pain so as to reduce or eliminate pain.
  • Gives the capacity to manage negativity and emotions, supporting clarity, cool­headedness, and patience.

That’s a LOT of benefits!!!

There are some healing techniques that you can use and you can read about them here.    You can also join my 40 Day Meditation Challenge – it’s a simple practice that many are finding so very helpful.  It’s free to join us Click here now to learn more.

I urge you to become a “breath expert.”

One thing I do almost every day is to practice long deep breathing white light meditation lying down in bed first thing in the morning.  I usually wake, go to the restroom, wash out my mouth (I use a tongue scraper) and go back and lie down for about 10 to 20 minutes of deep breathing while lying down using an abdominal breath.  

Breathing slowly and deeply I start by fully exhaling. Be sure to exhale fully and get that old stale air out, bring in that fresh new air.  It’s even better if you can step outside for a couple of minutes and do the long deep breathing.

Inhale filling first the belly, then expanding the chest, and lastly lifting the upper ribs and clavicle. The exhale is the reverse: first the upper deflates, then the middle, and finally the abdomen pulls in and up to fully exhale, as the belly pulls back toward the spine. 

While I’m practicing this deep breathing, I’m visualizing myself filled and surrounded with golden white Light and I make I AM statements of positive affirmation.

“I AM the purity of Love.”  Is a favorite.  “I AM the light of the world.”  “I am an eternal being of infinite Love.”  You can find the ones that resonate most for you.  

It’s a simple practice that starts each day with Self-Love and self-care and all those benefits in the list above!! WOWZER!

Some people cannot breathe deeply.  I’ve had friends who had major issues with their lungs and breathing deeply is not something they can easily do.  We can consciously send love and light to anyone having difficulty breathing while we’re breathing deeply and that becomes an added bonus in our spiritual practice.  We don’t have to think of anyone in particular.  Let all beings find ease and grace in their breath.

Have you practiced long deep breathing and know the benefits?  Are you participating in the 40 Day Meditation Challenge?  Please tell us about it and share in the comments below!  Let’s join together for our healing and inspire each other!  Thank you!

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Cultivating My Neutral Mind

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

When we place our faith in anything other than God’s Love for us, we’ll be upset. That’s how life works.

It’s so tempting to put our trust into our own ability to judge what’s happening in the world as good or bad – but how can we really know unless we can see the cause and effect of EVERYTHING.

It was a breakthrough for me to realize that my inability to see through all directions of time and space meant it was impossible for me to really know what anything is for – and therefore I cannot know that it’s not good.

I cannot judge it good or bad at all, and actually know that I’m correct.

I used to have so many pronouncements about what is good and bad, without actually knowing and I caused myself a great deal of pain that way. That’s why I was so relieved to realize I could change that habit and stop trying to figure out if everything was good or bad and what its purpose was.

Instead, I could simply trust. Yay, God!

Right now, with all that’s happening in the world, it’s more important than ever not to judge.

Let us remember that A Course in Miracles tells us everything is actually neutral.
“To learn this course requires willingness to question every value that you hold. Not one can be kept hidden and obscure but it will jeopardize your learning. No belief is neutral. Every one has the power to dictate each decision you make. For a decision is a conclusion based on everything that you believe.” A Course in Miracles, T-24.in.2.

Our beliefs are the basis of our thoughts which are the basis of our feelings. This is why we work at the level of the mind to relinquish our attachments to the beliefs that are false and that works – it works to release the cause of suffering and to expand our Peace and happiness. It works.

Will you join me and together we’ll surrender the thoughts that upset us so. What a blessing that we can do this. We have what it takes. Holy Spirit is our trainer and we are getting in shape!

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The Appeal of Hell

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Haven’t we all chosen hell when we didn’t have to?  Sometimes we do it to spite ourselves or someone else.  Sometimes we feel compelled and can’t resist.  It’s a crazy world and we can lose our minds in it.

I can remember actively choosing the very things that I knew would cause me harm.  Even staying up too late would be something completely unnecessary that would then have repercussions that I didn’t need.  

I would get into an argument with someone and then go too far.  

Then I’d feel guilty and ashamed and angry because I felt guilty and ashamed.

I’d want to blame it on someone else, but always knowing it was my choice, and I blew it.

There is a choice for hell.

Sometimes we make it.

I notice that I don’t do that anywhere in my life anymore, but I used to do it all over the place.  So, that’s the good news.  

How did I do it?

Forgiveness works.

Doing the real spiritual work of interrupting the patterns, choosing Love, self-forgiveness, extending compassion and all of the things that I teach about.

I’m so glad to have found things that actually work, for real.

We can choose heaven.  We don’t have to choose hell.  We have choice.

We can choose Love and Peace instead of hell.

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Releasing the Pain of the Past

Monday, October 12th, 2020

I used to have memories of things I’d said and done that would make me cringe at the remembrance of them. It was an awful feeling. A mix of shame and regret. These memories would come over me and I’d literally shudder to think of them.

Self-forgiveness freed me from all of that.

Self-forgiveness gave me humility and common sense.

Self-forgiveness gave me the freedom to no longer beat myself up from the past.

Most people I know have strong regrets, some people are tortured by them and I pray they find self-forgiveness.

One of the most beautiful things to know about self-forgiveness is that when we truly release the judgments of the past, we will likely barely think of those past errors again as there’s simply no need to.

The past is resolved and the attachment or judgment of the past is dissolved.

We are free.

My life of mistakes, short comings, obnoxious and belligerent behavior and outbursts, and a million missed opportunities to extend

Love has taught me to take responsibility for my choices and actions.

To learn from them and share what I learn.

No blame.
No shame.

As Thich Nhat Hath says, blaming never helps.

Everyone I know makes errors.

Life is a constant stream of tactical errors, missteps, freak outs, meltdowns and mayhem, and yet, we can rise above the battleground with self-forgiveness. We can remember to laugh. We can remember to have compassion. We can set ourselves free with admitting the truth, and having the humility to take responsibility for our choices and their effects.

One thing that helps me is the last paragraph at the end of Chapter V, the text of A Course in Miracles – this one paragraph is a complete life-changer:

“Decision cannot be difficult. This is obvious, if you realize that you must already have decided not to be wholly joyous if that is how you feel. Therefore, the first step in the undoing is to recognize that you actively decided wrongly, but can as actively decide otherwise. Be very firm with yourself in this, and keep yourself fully aware that the undoing process, which does not come from you, is nevertheless within you because God placed it there. Your part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace. Say this to yourself as sincerely as you can, remembering that the Holy Spirit will respond fully to your slightest invitation: I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace. I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise. I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace. I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him. I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.” T-5.VII.6.

Let’s give all the consequences to the Holy Spirit for healing and move the heck on in gratitude for the gift of God’s unerring grace! Are you willing? That’s all that’s required!

TODAY, if you’d like to get support and do some speed healing work, consider joining me in my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp with ACIM Principles. We begin TODAY, Monday, October 12th and our focus is on forgiveness in order to eliminate fear and the patterns of fear.

Trust your intuition! If it’s right for you right now, you’ll know.

If you’re SO ready to have a major healing in your relationships, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles. We start tomorrow Monday, October 12th.

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors.  They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. 

  Book an exploratory call today!

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and do the work to free their mind.  Click here now to learn more.

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Relationship Hell

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Relationship hell? I’ve been there. I’ve explored it in many ways, traversing the downs and way downs of it. When I was younger, as a child, a teen ager and until about age 30, I would get so angry that I felt what I describe as a murderous rage.

I’d become so upset, so threatened, and so afraid of being hurt that all I could feel was fury and desperation. My upset was like a hurricane, searching for some way to calm down, but only picking up speed and becoming more and more dangerous. I would frighten myself I’d be so upset.

I’d become so loud, and mean and desperate, without any self-control, that I’d rage until I was too tired to continue. Reaching exhaustion was the only thing that would get me to stop. My family’s or boyfriend’s attempts to control me would only make me infuriated. It was awful.

Once exhausted, I would collapse into a puddle of my own despair. I’d be consumed by self-hatred and fear of myself. It was all proof that something was horribly, uncontrollably wrong with me. I was beyond hope, or so I was convinced.

I learned to accept that this was just who I was, what I was. I felt like a bad seed. I felt like there was some kind of demon in me and that terrified me. That fear was so intense that I couldn’t handle any kind of criticism or teasing. I learned to be very focused on self-preservation.

What I can understand now, that I didn’t understand then, is that it was extremely important that I learn how to have no other authority. I needed to be my own authority. No one could boss me around or intimidate me. When I was younger, it meant that I was always in a fight with the people I was “rebelling” against.

Now, I can see that I wasn’t really a rebel at all. I was maintaining my sovereignty. When I finally reached the point where I could make Spirit the authority in my life and really listen to that still small voice, I had the ability to walk in the world without being pulled this way and that by other people’s opinions. My mind was able to be strong and focused, following Spirit’s guidance.

Historically, if you look at many of the mystics, you can see that they appeared to be rebels too. That wasn’t their intention. It just looked that way.

Unfortunately, I went through many seasons of relationship hell where I felt completely unlovable. I felt excruciatingly bad and wrong so much of the time – but that didn’t stop me from acting out. I was frequently mean and cruel in defense of my insecurities. Now, I have great compassion for people who behave that way and I can really help them to break out of it.

I learned to try to control everything around me, constantly monitoring, to keep from being manipulated and controlled by others. I learned to always be on the offense as my best form of defense. It was exhausting.

I was constantly cleaning up the messes I made in my relationships or just walking away from them. Many bridges have been burned and many have been blown up.

I don’t ever wish to go back again in my past. I don’t look back anymore. Instead, I continuously ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to help me harvest all the wisdom from my experiences.

What I learned is that I was constantly repeating my same upsets and errors because I was holding grudges. Holding grievances prevented me from learning from my experiences because I always thought I knew what everything was for.

When I learned to forgive, to give up my meaning for everything, then I could discover what things were really for, and harvest the wisdom they brought me. Eureka! It was a way out of hell!

The most amazing thing I’ve ever learned is that true forgiveness heals deeply. True forgiveness heals long held mental and emotional patterns in a miraculous way.

A Course in Miracles promises us that the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions if we allow it. The thing is, most people feel so guilty, and believe that they should be punished, and so they won’t allow the consequences to be undone. Yet, no matter how long we’ve lived in that mindset, we can shift in an instant. We can get out of hell.

I’m so glad I figured out how to ALLOW all the consequences to be undone and to rescue my relationships.

I know this is a repetitive theme of mine, but I feel I absolutely have to keep sharing what is so precious to me – and that’s the realization that when we hold the highest and best for our relationships that’s exactly what comes to pass.

I’ve been a spiritual counselor since 2000. That’s 18 years of counseling individuals and couples. I’ve been teaching classes and leading retreats for 21 years. In all this time, with all of these people, almost everyone I’ve ever worked with was experiencing some kind of relationship upset that was rocking them to their core.

ACIM tells us that relationships are the #1 tool we have to heal our mind and wake up. Let’s do exactly that starting NOW.

Like me, many people have been so completely brought to their knees or flat on their face in the manure by their inability to maintain relationship harmony – and the meaning they make of it. This need not be.

Forgiveness is a miracle tool. It’s not magic. It’s miraculously healing, and that’s an entirely different thing from a temporary magic fix.

Miraculous healing lasts.

It’s permanent healing because it’s at the level of the mind – not the level of the personality.

This isn’t behavior modification or anger management – it’s true and lasting healing.

This isn’t self-improvement, because we don’t need improvement – we only need to let go of that which is false.

Hey, I still get annoyed on a regular basis.
I don’t get angry like I used to AT ALL anymore.
I don’t ever go to the place of thinking that there’s something wrong with me.
That’s completely over.
And that’s what I am holding for everyone.

As a counselor, I’ve worked with people who’ve felt way beyond any kind of hope, and they have been transformed by the healing of their mind.

They had to be willing.
They had to ALLOW the healing to take place, to call it forth, accept it and receive it. It’s not magic. It takes real willingness. It’s not a passive thing. It’s active willingness.

We cannot hold onto complaints and expect miracles.
We cannot hold onto grievances and also energize the highest and best.
We have to choose which way to go.
We can learn through pain or we can learn through miracles and Joy.

The holidays are coming.
It’s a time when we can either re-energize the old hurts, disappointments, regrets, guilt, blame, and shame – or we can decide to be a healing presence in our relationships.

We can repeat the past or we can call forth a renewal and restoration.
It’s our choice.

I’ve been teaching forgiveness for 20 years and it’s been a great learning to me. I continue to be AMAZED at how forgiveness transforms EVERYTHING, including our physical pains.

I don’t consider myself a healer, but I do feel that I’m a healing presence. Where I once was utterly convinced that I was a really bad person, I now know that there are no bad people. We’re all good and beautiful people who can sometimes get convinced that we’re bad and then act that way.

When someone feels unlovable they don’t have much to lose, but what little they do have they can’t afford to lose. They will defend themselves through attacking. Think of a wounded dog that’s been so hurt it doesn’t trust anyone.

When we can’t trust ourselves to be loving or kind, even when it’s really important to keep from ruining our relationships, then we can feel completely unworthy of Love. We’re not, but that’s how we feel.

Forgiveness is the only thing I know of that heals back to the root cause of things. When we ALLOW the healing back to the root cause, whatever that might be, in this life or any other, then we’re free forever! That recalibrates our whole life.

Now is the time to make a commitment to forgive EVERYTHING and let our ability to fully give and receive Love be restored to us.

No matter what we’ve done, no matter what has been done to us, we can be restored at the level of the mind. From the mind, it will ripple into all of our relationships and experiences, even into every cell, fiber and function of our physical, and emotional bodies as well.

Let’s get active with the forgiveness.
Let’s become experts at it.
Let’s deeply commit to truly heal by allowing the Holy Spirit to undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions – even the ones we don’t recall. The Holy Spirit can heal it all.

In my classes, I invite people to PROVE that God works. That way they KNOW, they really know.

Doing this work now, we can have completely different experiences this holiday season. Let’s get out in front of this.

We don’t have to carry the past into the new year. We can put our attention on the things that cultivate joyful, happy learning and living.

In ACIM, Jesus tells us forgiveness is the #1 tool for our awakening, for healing, for liberation. Let’s believe him. We can prove that forgiveness is liberating and then we’re modeling it for everyone.

I’m choosing liberation. How about you?

Any healing we do for ourselves, we do for everyone.

Let’s take the lead this fall and get ALL of our forgiveness done.

If you’d like to join with me, consider my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp with ACIM Principles. We begin tomorrow, Monday, October 12th and our focus is on forgiveness in order to eliminate fear and the patterns of fear.

Trust your intuition! If it’s right for you right now, you’ll know.

If you’re SO ready to have a major healing in your relationships, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual Bootcamp class with ACIM principles. We start tomorrow Monday, October 12th.

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors. They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you.

Book an exploratory call today!

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and do the work to free their mind – and have fun doing it! Click here now to learn more.

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

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

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Pulled By A Vision

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

One of the things that truly amazes me is how much I can LOVE spiritual truth and principle.  It lights me up and I never find it dull.  To me, loving spiritual principle is the same as loving Spirit.  Loving truth is loving an attribute of Spirit.  It’s like with a person, and loving the sound of their voice.  

There are so many things that we can love about this life, and I used to have a tendency to focus on what I didn’t like, rather than what I did.

It’s like learning to focus on what I’d like to have happen rather than what I wouldn’t like to have happen.  

We can have a vast improvement in our day to day experience of life when we are willing to shift where we place our attention.

We are the only ones who can shift the focus of our attention – no one can do it for us, although we can get help with it.  Making this shift requires real willingness, but it’s SO doable if we have that willingness.

The fact that it’s even possible to make this kind of change of our perspective is so exciting to me.  We can have tremendous healing very quickly with great willingness.

I feel that part of my job as a minister is to help people increase their willingness.

That’s part of what they come to me for.  And it works!  Which is such a blessing.

We can be pulled towards our spiritual awakening by the vision of the beauty of life rather than pushed by the pain of our perceptions.

Isn’t that wonderful?  We can truly change our minds and help others do the same.

Victory!

If you’re ready to shift your perspective and be pulled by the vision of God’s Love in your life then join my Spiritual Bootcamp class – Finding Freedom From Fear – we start on Monday.

TODAY:  I’m offering you this class as a gift.  My gift to you.  Come and join me. TODAY

7 simple steps to interrupt the patterns of fear.

I’ll share the practical tips and tools that worked for me, so you can interrupt those patterns of fear and attack and make new choices, creating new habits that support the life you desire.

Here’s a little video I made about today’s free class:

MONDAY:  My  Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles starts Monday, October 12th.  

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors.  They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. 

  Book an exploratory call today!

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and do the work to free their mind.  Click here now to learn more.

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Spirit’s Guidance Can Be Trusted

Friday, October 9th, 2020

As I write this, I just finished offering my 7 Simple Steps to Interrupt Patterns of Fear free class (I’m offering the last one tomorrow, Saturday). I feel so uplifted and grateful. When I’m sharing in this class, I’m remembering the things I went through and how I got to where I am now. What an amazing journey it has been.

One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life is something that Melissa shared in the class – she’s grateful that she has learned to pray an effective form of prayer. That the practices we do in the classes actually work.

We can prove that Spirit is at work in our lives.

I’ve been so resistant and reluctant to follow Spirit’s guidance in my life – to breakthrough to a great willingness has been extraordinary. I never thought it was possible for me – until it was.

I say, give any and all concerns you have completely over to Spirit and let Spirit do it. Take your hands off it and trust, trust, trust.

I was forced to trust or collapse and I decided to trust Spirit.

I thank GOD for that. I thank GOD for the challenges that forced me to try the path of trusting Spirit instead of trusting in my own ability to figure out how to solve the problem. Phew!

Spirit knows the mindset that created the problem cannot offer a solution.

We must trust to have a breakthrough.

If you’re ready to learn this level of trust that is so life-changing – join my Spiritual Bootcamp class – Finding Freedom From Fear – we start on Monday.

TOMORROW I’m offering you this class as a gift.  My gift to you.  Come and join me.  Tomorrow.

7 simple steps to interrupt the patterns of fear.

I’ll share the practical tips and tools that worked for me, so you can interrupt those patterns of fear and attack and make new choices, creating new habits that support the life you desire.

MONDAY:  My  Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles starts Monday, October 12th.  

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors.  They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. 

  Book an exploratory call today!

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and do the work to free their mind.  Click here now to learn more.

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Transforming Fearful Thoughts

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

One of the most helpful things I’ve ever realized is that I have mental patterns and habits that come from my beliefs.  Specifically, they come from my false beliefs.  

What’s true isn’t a belief and there aren’t patterns that repeat around the truth. 

I got SO TIRED of repeating the same painful patterns.

I especially got SO TIRED of repeating the patterns of fear that showed up as me being resistant and reluctant to follow my heart, pursue my dreams, and really live the life I desired.

One of the places where I saw the repeating patterns the most was in my relationships.  And that was really hard to take because I would feel like I was failing at being a lovable person and it scared me so much that I couldn’t handle it.  I had to bury all of that.

Burying the fear and fearful thoughts wasn’t helpful to me.

That habit created its own set of issues.

Perhaps you can relate.

What was INCREDIBLY HEALING and HELPFUL to me was realizing that if I could at least interrupt the patterns of fear and not succumb to them.

Even the smallest interruption could make a difference. 

My interruptions of the patterns of fear helped me to break the habit of fear and gather the strength to make positive loving choices.

That was a game-changer.

I’ve learned so much more about undoing the patterns of fear and I’m going to share some of it in the FREE CLASS TODAY and Saturday – and then A LOT of it in my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp that starts on Monday.

If you’ve had enough of fear – don’t wait anymore – don’t hesitate – come join me!  We can break these habits and patterns together.  Let’s do it!

TODAY:  I’m offering you this class as a gift.  My gift to you.  Come and join me.  Tomorrow.

7 simple steps to interrupt the patterns of fear.

I’ll share the practical tips and tools that worked for me, so you can interrupt those patterns of fear and attack and make new choices, creating new habits that support the life you desire.

MONDAY:  My  Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles starts Monday, October 12th.  

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors.  They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. 

  Book an exploratory call today!

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and do the work to free their mind.  Click here now to learn more.

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No Enemies

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

You probably know how much I love the sermon Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. gave on Loving Our Enemies. Its elevating excellence is a healing balm in a fitful world today or any day.

He took the title from Jesus who, when he walked the earth, taught us to love our enemies.

In A Course in Miracles, the teaching is really that we have no enemies, regardless of how it looks in form.

In fact, Jesus goes so far as to tell us that the one we regard as an enemy is a savior sent to help us. WOW!

My invitation to you is to look around your consciousness and your life and look at who it is you might feel hatred for. Maybe it’s someone you despise or find offensive. Jesus is telling us they are your savior.

Will you reject your savior or let the Higher Holy Spirit Self lead you and guide you to the salvation you desire?

This is an upside-down world. And accepting that helps us to navigate.

It’s a crazy thing to accept – that our enemies are our saviors, but if we’re willing the world will sweetly shift and heaven will be revealed. This I know.

If fear, worry and doubt are a concern for you. If you get blindsided by guilt and anxiety, then you might find benefit from my free classes this week – or my Finding Freedom Bootcamp that begins on Monday.

I’m offering you this class as a gift.  My gift to you.  Come and join me. Tomorrow.

7 simple steps to interrupt the patterns of fear.

We’ll go deeper into the practical tips and tools that worked for me, so you can interrupt those patterns of fear and attack and make new choices, creating new habits that support the life you desire.

It might seem impossible, but I’ve done it and helped many people learn to do this too.

Here’s the good news:
“No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.”
That’s Lesson 131 in A Course in Miracles

You cannot fail if you’re sincerely willing to live a loving life
– you don’t have to be there already.
– start where you are.

All your previous failures are just evidence of your lack of sincerity.
Don’t be fooled by appearances.
If you’re sincerely willing to live without fear, you cannot fail.
It’s the Truth.
Now, will you prove it?
Once you prove it to yourself, there’s no going back!

If you’re coping with fear and you’d like to change that,
please register for my free class today.

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If you’d like to have a major increase in your connection with Spirit and feeling PEACE of mind, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles. We start Monday, October 12th.

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors.  They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. 

  Book an exploratory call today!

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and do the work to free their mind.  Click here now to learn more.

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