Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

Forgiving Our Self-Betrayal

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

As far as I can tell, we all have multiple things that we judge ourselves for, and that means that we must forgive ourselves in order to feel free of the trap of self-judgment and self-attack.

The things that we’ve done that we judge ourselves for can be seen as self-betrayal.

When we judge others and hold grievances against them, those two are, in essence, self-betrayal.

Any time we are unloving, it is a betrayal of our true Self, our Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Forgiveness is the way out.

Many people struggle for years, for decades, for the majority of their life for the simple reason that they aren’t courageous enough to look within and forgive their self-judgment and self-attack. This is where we can lead the way and demonstrate the power of forgiveness.

Today is the day for our healing.
Let’s no longer contribute to the idea that judging ourselves and each other is worth engaging in.
Let’s live our destiny and lead the way!

Have you had the experience of forgiving your self-betrayal?
Did it bring you miraculous results?
If so, please share your inspiration in the comments below!

If you’ve had enough of repeating painful patterns from the past – consider accepting my gift.  I’m offering a LIVE VIDEO 2.5-hour workshop intensive next Saturday with a replay on Sunday and it’s my gift to you.  There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

Saturday or Sunday  September 28 or 29th
Los Angeles, 12pm ♥ Chicago, 2pm ♥ New York, 3pm ♥ London, 8pm ♥ Germany, 9pm ♥ Sydney, 5am (next day) ♥ Hong Kong, 3am (next day)  

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change.  When you register, I’ll send you a worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits.    

I’m all in for YOU.  Will you meet me and we’ll have some fun with our healing together?

Please invite a friend or two and do the worksheets together.  Invite your ACIM Study Group and let’s do this together!  You can also listen to the two weeks of Conquering Unworthiness episodes of my podcast.  Click here to listen now and get the transcripts too!

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Spiritual Success & Celebration

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

My mother used to quote St. Augustine, who said “The reward of patience is patience.” Ain’t that the truth. Patience is its own reward. It’s worth celebrating.

Life can be intensely challenging. It can be easy to get upset, and to spew that upset everywhere we go. It often seems as though that is the way of the world. And yet, there is a profound spiritual victory when we can exercise our ability to choose Love instead. What a great habit for our new year!

When we choose Love it’s worth celebrating. I used to be quite impatient. I made up my mind to replace that weakness in myself by aspiring to be consistently kind, patient, generous of heart and fundamentally “unbotherable”.

To encourage myself, I began to celebrate my victories. I learned the value of a happy dance of victory. I learned to praise and congratulate myself for my successes.

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Challenges aren’t as intense when we know it leads to our victory. I learned through my experiences that life’s difficulties have come to help me by challenging me to give up hurtful habits.

It may not get easier as fast as we’d like, but by taking life’s challenges as an opportunity to affirm our spiritual sovereignty and be “unbotherable” there will be many victories, and most certainly daily victories.

Celebrate your victories and the victories of those around you! Really celebrate when you make the higher, more loving choice and cultivate your own magnificent happy dance!

Find your happy song, and make it your victory song! Be victorious every day!

Each time we see opportunities to be annoyed, frustrated, irritated, angry, sad, depressed, and hurt, and instead we choose self-compassion, it’s a victory.

When we celebrate our victories, we are affirming that we have the ability to make a different choice. This is self-empowerment.

Today my Spirit is victorious! I am choosing Love and letting my Light shine!

We don’t have to let pain be our motivator anymore!
Let’s be willing together!

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work, and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019, then please click here to learn more now.

We’re starting on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants and let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

Today’s the day!
I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free workshop for free online, on video and inviting you to join me!

Please join me TODAY in this free 3-part series on forgiveness and be ready to bring forth miraculous healing, clearing and expansion. Let’s ROCK OUT this year and prepare for 2019!

TODAY: It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free LIVE ONLINE VIDEO Workshop

 

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards relationships, happiness and healing, as well as Self-Love, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019.

I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of ignoring my intuition and all the healing opportunities that God gave me in my Masterful Living Course 2019.  Registration is open NOW with an early-bird price to inspire you to commit now and not get distracted.  At no charge you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program, and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

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Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Have you ever spent the entire night sleepless, twisting and turning because you’re shattered to your core about something someone did? I have. It’s like having 3rd degree burns on the inside AND the outside.

How do you forgive, when what happened is such a blow to your heart, to your self-esteem, to your relationship? It seems impossible.

Experiences like that are so disturbing, because it is a threat to our identity. Fortunately, it’s only a threat to our FALSE identity — but we don’t know it at the time.

One of the big challenges is that we cannot truly move on until we fully forgive – and how many people know how to REALLY do that?

Life is a forgiveness adventure or it’s a forgiveness hell – you decide what it is for you. I choose adventure!

Without the ability to TRULY forgive and let go of the past, we’re preventing ourselves from having a happier life.

All forgiveness is an adventure, of sorts. The more I travel down this road of life, the more clear I am that forgiveness is the way out of all suffering, pain and difficulty. I love this life, now that I’ve learned to forgive! I never imagined I would ever be someone who could possibly say those words! WOW!

Today, I’m offering a free live, video, epic 3-hour forgiveness workshop, and YOU are invited.

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

TODAY: Forgiveness Workshop – Free Online Video LIVE workshop
I’m offering a forgiveness workshop this weekend.
It’s Live on video, it’s online, and it’s my gift to everyone.

Come join me, and let’s do this work together now.
It’s perfect timing.

It’s an EPIC 3-hour online video workshop.
Plan to show up.
Plan to participate.
Please block off the time in your calendar.

Plus – there’s follow up. We’ll have a shorter class the next day, and another one a few days later.

There’s no charge to you.
I’m offering it on a Love-offering basis.
Click here to learn more

Let’s step into our power in the most effective and expedient ways!

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Freedom From Fear

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

One great thing about being on this path and actually doing the work of healing the mind, is that as you progress you can see the choice points. This means you create a lot less trouble for yourself. Which is SUCH a good feeling.

I can remember when I began to really get that my upset was caused by me and that I had the power to make another choice. I began to actively celebrate my decision to turn away from the thinking that was so painful and caused so much distress.

Deep down, I knew that I had the power to choose a higher thought.
Still, I continued to choose to affirm that life was happening to me and it wasn’t my fault.

I can remember feeling that thinking it was happening TO me rather than BY me was some how preferable. For a long, LONG time, I put so much energy into blaming others.

People often tell me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s because I don’t invest my energy in a lot of things that take up huge amounts of time.

So many have told me they’re plagued by a fear of not having enough time to live the life they’d like, but that’s a made up story. Instead, they’re investing their time and energy in things that are wasteful and draining of energy.

I used to binge watch tv SO OFTEN.
I did it to escape.
Now, I occasionally make a date with myself to enjoy a favorite program for a few hours, but I don’t feel like I’m wasting time. It feels fun and restful.

I don’t feel guilty afterwards.
It’s like having a big ice cream sundae.
If you do it in moderation, it’s a wonderful and enjoyable thing!

If you’re doing something you enjoy in a way that dulls your senses, in order to escape from the pain of this world, it’s delaying the healing due to overwhelm.

I’m so familiar with feeling afraid that I don’t have what it takes, and instead choosing to escape, and delay my healing due to overwhelm. Enough! That’s not helpful.

And that’s precisely why I’m offering this free class today!
I’ll share what’s helpful so we can break these patterns and live a life that’s fulfilling!

Freedom From Fear!

Register now and come join me LIVE on VIDEO and let’s join together to eliminate fear from our experience!

TODAY! FREE CLASS – Join me in my Freedom From Fear LIVE VIDEO class. This is my gift to you – all you have to do is register. Please come and bring your questions – invite a friend to join us. It’s FREE!

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: From Fear to Freedom.  You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Fear Buster

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Spiritual practice is a fear buster. It’s the only thing I know that really works and heals the root causes of fear. And yet, sometimes being worried and afraid feels so familiar that we cling to the habits of fear.

When we’re afraid all the time, we’re less likely to take risks and take chances, so we play small to play it “safe.” Playing it safe can also be extremely painful.

For a long time I thought that the time wasn’t right to take risks. I was waiting for things in the world to align. I thought I needed things to be different in the world before I could be successful.

One of the greatest learnings I’ve had is that Spirit always provides what’s needed for the highest and best to unfold. My job is to trust that and not second guess God.

It’s definitely a learning curve.

I’ve also learned that fear is optional. We can get used to living without fear as a motivator. We don’t have to frighten ourselves into doing things. In other words, we don’t have to berate ourselves and chastise ourselves in order to get things accomplished.

We can learn to be that loving parent that encourages and inspires.

I’d much rather inspire myself with a vision of Beauty and Love then motivate myself with a threat of lack and loss.

I encourage you to look at the reasons behind your choices. I wrote about this recently – the ends is in the means. If we’d like to have prosperous ends, we must employ the means for prosperity which are always going to be Love and gratitude, gratitude and Love!

Through the simple practices of Love and gratitude we bust up fear. Fear has no power. Love is the ONLY power and gratitude helps us to remember to choose Love!

I have a free class I’m offering on Thursday – Freedom From Fear – register now and join me LIVE on video!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Fear Buster

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

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Bustin’ Loose From Fear!  

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Rejection

Monday, June 18th, 2018

I used to have a real problem with rejecting people. I would sense some kind of criticism or rejection coming my way and I’d try to beat the person to the punch, so to speak. I was playing an ego game of “I’ll reject you before you reject me.”

Like attracts like. And nothing changes unless someone decides to do something differently.

I started to experience a lot of healing in my life when I made the decision to shift that pattern. I decided to develop the patience to hold my tongue. It was very important to me and I really made up my mind to do it.

I put Spirit in charge of showing me all the opportunities to be patient and shift things. What I discovered was that in the time of being patient I could hear my heart’s call to be loving and compassionate.

I used to take offense SO easily. It was a big challenge for me not to go off like a rocket at the slightest provocation. I was deeply insecure, and that was the cause of my fear-based reactions, but I didn’t realize it.

I was SO defensive. And that was exhausting. Pretty quickly, it was obvious that it was just so much easier to live a life without rejecting others. Other people’s rejections became a point of compassion rather than me taking it personally.

Taking time for the pause. Being patient. Giving myself a chance to just BE with what was occurring allowed me to remember that I was much more interested in being loving than being right.

Now, I can feel that I was rejecting God’s Love.
Now, I know that it is my calling to extend Love.
All are called. We can answer this call every time it appears.

I learned to be grateful for the times when i got triggered because it brought my awareness to an opportunity to extend Love and change my life, which I surely did.

It seems overwhelming, but it’s really about only a few things:

Decide what’s most important to you and commit to it to the best of your ability in the moment.
Ask Spirit for assistance and guidance.
Follow the guidance you get.

This is how we transform our lives from being a giant pain in the butt to being a healing presence! It works!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents?
Would you like to inspire others?

Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 Trainings in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness!

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Healing Disappointment.   

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Fear Undone

Friday, June 15th, 2018

I can remember when I would have shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves. I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly. The worst was late at night or first thing in the morning.

Once I had a mild panic attack that was a whole different kind of fear but felt almost foundational – like my very core was threatened.

If only someone could have told me then what I now know! And A Course in Miracles says it so well:

“All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God.” ACIM T-2.I.4.

I understand that it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging, and from thinking thoughts that are untrue. It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world. It can seem like there’s a monster out there that’s upsetting us, but all of the causes or fear are in our own mind.

Our opinions are what’s frightening us. When we affirm our judgments and opinions we’re affirming that we’re the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, and in doing so we become the usurpers. We’re usurping God. We become guilty of spiritual patricide. And that’s really scary.

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can continue to learn to live with fear and bend ourselves to it’s uncomfortable distortions of reality. I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves and live in Peace.

Consider if there’s someone in your life that you really love and adore – would you yell at them? Frighten them? Torture them? Manipulate them?

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them. Those behaviors have nothing to do with Love. They are the distorted behaviors that fear brings.

What judgment do you have that could possibly be worth holding onto when you know that it will cause your own suffering? Think of all the things you’ve done to try to end your suffering that haven’t really worked.

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

Or do you feel that you can have your judgments and the fear you experience is unrelated?

I don’t think I could have believed giving up my opinions would relieve me of fear. I only know that it works because I have been giving up my judgments as part of my daily spiritual practice for more than a decade and as a result, I don’t have much fear. Most of the fear I experience these days is annoyance.

I can’t remember the last time I felt one of those shock waves of fear, but I can remember feeling joyous and grateful yesterday. I feel grateful and thankful even now as I write this.

I let God be God. I am part of God, and I don’t need to judge anything or anyone anymore. I’m not interested in being a usurper. I prefer to feel free and harmonious ALL of the time. I am intent on it. I am closer to my goal every day! And for this, I am so very grateful! I am loving myself free of lack, attack and limitation. It’s happening now.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Fear Buster. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Regret

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Do you ever feel under-appreciated? Do you think it’s because of what others are doing or not doing? I used to feel that way. And I used to let it eat up a bunch of my energy. I actually used to keep score and watch and wait to see if people would forget to appreciate me.

I would actually feel a deranged kind of victory if I “knew” they’d forget me and then they did. I got to be right about how wrong they were. I got to feel justified in my victim status.

I’d regret that I’d ever done anything nice for them in the first place. I’d resent that I’d wasted my energy. I kept cycling through this pattern for years. If only I’d realized that I was only doing things for others in order to get appreciation and recognition. No amount of outside recognition could complete me as long as I believed I was lacking.

Every time I did things to get appreciation I was affirming that I, of myself, wasn’t enough. I had to earn the Love and appreciation. The cure? Self-Love.

I knew I had gotten past that pattern of resentment when I helped to organize a HUGE event that was my idea and brought a great deal of benefit to many hundreds of people and was deeply healing and spectacular.

The whole event was my idea. I worked on it tirelessly. It was a major success.

And not one acknowledgement of me and my genius idea, my hard work, nothing, not even a mention of my name from the stage, from the ones who got the “credit.” And I was totally okay with that, because my reward was the healing that everyone had. I was completely fulfilled. Things were perfect, just as they were. I was filled with gratitude. I didn’t need anything more.

Have you ever felt taken advantage of? I used to feel that way a lot, and I haven’t felt that in a long time and I know why. No one can take advantage of me without my consent. I don’t give that consent anymore.

When I used to give of my time, energy, money, attention and affection in order to GET something then I used to feel taken advantage of. In actuality, I was manipulating people to try to get something from them. Like attracts like.

If you feel unappreciated then you’re probably giving in order to get something. It’s worth looking within to feel if you’re having any sense of resentment and ask “am I giving to get anything in return?” If you’re giving to get then you’re setting yourself up for upset.

Why set yourself up to be bothered? That’s not self-loving.

If you’d like others to be more loving toward you, be loving towards yourself.

I’ve learned that when I’m giving from the overflow of God’s bountiful goodness then I don’t need any recognition or appreciation. I’m giving because I have been given to. Being in the flow of Love is more than enough reward – it’s TRUE abundance!

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

To have the consciousness of one who HAS, give love (which is all) to all. Don’t hold back Love and then you’ll feel the flow of Love in your life. Love is so much more enjoyable than resentment and regret. Flip the switch in your mind by loving yourself free of these limiting thoughts and habits. We have more important things to do with our energy and time! It’s time to shine!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence?

Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. Registration is open now with Early Bird Pricing & Payment plans!

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling. Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, on line or in writing! I love it! We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work! Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see! 4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question! Join me live or get the download later.

We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Overcoming Setbacks. You can also get the transcript there.

For a searchable list of all my radio show episodes click here to go to LivingACourseinMiracles.com/radio.

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Emotional Intensity

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Haven’t we all learned that when we’re looking to change our ways and get out of the patterns that are so sticky, addictive, compulsive and intense that going cold turkey can be really challenging. The challenge is that we’re faced with our “stuff.” When we’re looking to really shift and clear the pattern it can be so helpful to take a break from feeding the pattern – and that will mean that your emotional attachments to the pattern will come up in your face – and that’s not easy.

When we avoid making changes its because we don’t want to deal with the emotional intensity that change sometimes brings. We’d rather play small than face the challenge. It happens to us all and in various areas of our lives.

What can be helpful is to realize that we have an inner strength that is FAR beyond our knowing – and many have rarely tapped into it. It’s ours for the asking. It comes from our Higher Holy Self and to access it we must put the Higher Self in charge. It’s a lot of surrender to the highest wisdom within us. The wisdom is not outside, it is our true nature.

Here’s a great way to access that power: I AM statements.

I AM is the name of our Higher Holy Self – We share the same Higher Holy Self with everyone – including all the great Ascended Masters. (Jesus, Buddha, Quan Yin, etc.) I AM statements invoke the higher wisdom of the Holy Self to activate and take over – Miracles come from this practice. Try it and see! Some simple I AM statements I use all the time with great effectiveness are:

I AM willing to have a healing now.
I AM is the only intelligence acting in my mind and body.
I AM the purity of Love.

We often think that the body is addicted to things – addicted to sugar, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, etc. The body isn’t really addicted, it’s the mind. So we heal the addiction in the mind – and the fastest way I know to do it is to give the healing to the Higher Holy Self.

My I AM Presence is healing, resolving and dissolving all attachments, cravings, addictive and compulsive tendencies back to the root cause so that I never experience them again. I AM willing to have a healing now. I AM grateful for my healing now.

The slippery slope is when we say, “I’m just going to have a cookie” and then a bit later we say “well, that didn’t cause a problem, so I’m going to have a few more cookies.” And then later we say, “well, I already blew it today, so I might as well have some cake and ice cream, and then start again tomorrow.”

Of course there’s nothing wrong with having a cookie because it’s not about the cookie. It’s about how quickly we give ourselves permission to venture into self-sabotage and that place of “I already blew it, so I might as well blow myself up entirely!” That’s where Self-Love comes in. When we truly Love ourselves, we’re able to make decisions that are loving and supportive.

Loving ourselves is the way to transform all suffering. For real.

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier in community. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.) 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.

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!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

If you find what I’m sharing helpful, won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let’s other know? Thank you!

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Interrupt Victim Patterns

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Do you have a repetitive cycle of being a victim in some way? A lot of people do. Do you ever have fantasies of being a victim? Have you ever let people take advantage of you, just so you could make them feel guilty and bad about it afterwards? These are some crazy patterns we get to deal with in our earth experience! No wonder it can feel so intense.

All those victim stories and victim mind trips take up a huge amount of energy. It’s a bit like the criminal mastermind who works so hard to find a way to steal, cheat and lie to get money when they could apply that same genius capacity to creating something wonderful and achieving abundance that way. These are the crazy negative patterns that suck the life out of our life. And they CAN be healed – this I know, because I’ve proved it with myself and those who participate in my classes.

A single belief is the foundation for a myriad of negative thoughts. It’s as though the belief is a host for a bunch of spiders building negative web patterns that are very sticky in our mind. Let’s give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the heavy lifting.

What’s SO valuable is to recognize them and interrupt them. As much as possible
Interrupting these patterns is a BIG part of healing them.

When we interrupt the pattern, rather than investing in it as usual, we begin to see that we are not the pattern.

The victim pattern isn’t part of us, no pattern is. The pattern has no power or volition until we invest our belief in it.

There aren’t any REAL benefits to being a victim, but it can seem like there are. That might seem crazy, but next time you feel the victim story running in your mind, the next time you start fantasizing about being a victim in some way, shape or form, ask yourself what the value of that is to you. Ask yourself what is the perceived benefit? Is the benefit that being a victim offers really what motivates you?

Interrupting the pattern makes such a difference in our lives!

You can do it when you give the heavy lifting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self! You make the decision to interrupt the pattern of victimhood and then when the opportunities come, be willing to choose what’s unfamiliar. No one else can do it for you, but all of life does it WITH you when you say YES! Why not decide now?

Our decision to be our true self, rather than acting like a victim, makes a real difference. Hold to the decision, partner UP, and be willing to practice. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can release the patterns of a life time!

Would you like support to shift your thinking, eliminate the negative patterns and improve your life? My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. More is possible than we can even imagine – truly! People are joining my spiritual bootcamp class for truly living A Course in Miracles – you can too!

Registration closes on Wednesday: When you join us in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp and align with others who are ROCKING their healing you’ll wonder why you waited till now!

If you need a payment plan, just ask! Register now and make this the year that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Plus my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is fun a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Doing the deep work together keeps us from procrastinating and delaying our healing.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)

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!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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False Identity

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

There have been times when I’ve been counseling someone who has the appearance of being “stuck” in their story – they appear to be repeating a tale of woe and victimhood. For some of us this story from the past can feel really thick and dense and sticky.

Very often when something disappointing or painful, something upsetting and terrifying happens to us, where we feel betrayed and abused, we can draw conclusions about our self-worth and our value. The ego mind loves to interpret and make meaning of things. The ego mind is like a meaning making machine – and it’s all false! In every case where the ego is making meaning and interpreting the events of our life, it’s a story – it’s not the truth.

If you choose to believe the story the ego mind has made up, then it’s like you’ve taken it on and it becomes your prison. Literally, it can seem like you wear it like a garment. It will become to seem like it’s your identity. The false interpretation, the negative meaning becomes a false identity. It’s amazing how quickly you can lose sight of your true identity as a pure being of light and love and become convinced that you’re a completely false identity. People will stay in the story for decades.

Some people become so attached to the false identity, and so invested in it, that it completely deforms their whole life experience. You know this is happening when you are looking around your life every day gathering the evidence to support your story. If you’re gathering evidence to support why you are limited and in lack, then you’re convinced of the story.

The good news is that the Truth will ALWAYS set you free when you’re willing to believe it.

This is one of the reasons why I love stories of redemption. My own life has become a story of redemption and now I’m able to shine God’s Glory rather than continue to perpetuate the ego’s story.

The question to ask yourself is what will you choose to pour your precious life energy into:

Your story or Your Glory? Your history or your Freedom?

It’s time to choose.

Your glory is the glory of God and when you focus on choosing Love the glory of God naturally unfolds because Love is your true identity and it is always GLORIOUS!

If you choose the story and you feel the pain and restriction of the limitation and lack – choose again! Don’t look back – choose again! Onward and upward!

We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!

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Ending A Relationship

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get is about how to end a relationship. Understandably, people would like to end their relationships in so many ways: easily, peacefully, kindly, quickly, etc.

We’ve all had the feeling that we’d like to end a relationship. We’re done and we’d like to move on and not have to deal with it anymore. Enough. Sometimes its a feeling that we’d like to get away from someone, and sometimes it’s a feeling of completion.

How can we successfully end a relationship when we’re all eternally one with each other? How can we REALLY end a relationship under these conditions?

It’s a valuable question to ask ourselves and contemplate.

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed about how we’re ever going to be successful at getting out of a relationship and having it be loving. There is a way. It does require willingness.

AND it is SO worth it!

When we end one relationship badly, it just brings more of the same. I know a lot about that. Let’s put an end to this kind of pain, since we can. Let’s actually do it.

Love IS our healer
Love knows the way.

Knowing HOW to handle the end of a relationship is so valuable and that’s why I’m going to be sharing about it on my radio show today!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is Ending A Relationship.

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

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Forgiveness & Prosperity

Monday, February 12th, 2018

I see it happen all the time with people who are in class with me. They naturally start to be more prosperous. I feel it’s valuable to understand that Prosperity is so much more than just having a sense of greater financial abundance. That’s a small part of what Prosperity is.

When we don’t understand what Prosperity really is, it’s no wonder we don’t understand how to activate it.

Prosperity is a spiritual quality that’s part of our true identity. It’s live-streaming all of the time and available for us to express.

Where Jesus said, “seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else will be added unto you,” the all else is the full awareness of the spiritual qualities such as Prosperity, Love, Joy, Freedom, Wisdom, Harmony, Abundance, Clarity, Beauty, Wholeness and more.

Prosperity IS Love.
Love IS Prosperity.

Prosperity is a sense of well-being that comes from feeling spiritually connected.
Prosperity is a good night’s sleep and a healthy digestive system.
Prosperity is knowing that you have plenty and so you don’t need to hoard.

What I was amazed to discover for myself is that when I truly dedicated myself to forgiving EVERYTHING, then I began to have this great sense of well-being. I began to feel that I would always have enough for what I needed. Peace came over me.

Prosperity IS Peace. Peace IS Love.

All of the qualities of God are available in our awareness when we are releasing the blocks to Love through an active practice of forgiveness.

On our own, we can get lazy. I see it all the time.

Many times, in Masterful Living people resist doing the forgiveness letters. I get it.

Many are willing to work very hard to get the money to go on a trip to try to bring more healing in their life. People will put a lot of effort into intellectual pursuits to strengthen their spirituality and only end up cluttering their mind and feeling confused.

Yet, doing the forgiveness that actually works is often something people put off to another day. That’s why in Masterful Living we help and inspire each other to do the work that actually brings the healing.

And that’s TRUE Prosperity.
It gets activated when we Love ourselves enough to do the forgiveness, and all of the practices of actually being loving. It works!

We’re in it together in my Masterful Living class – if you’d like that kind of support – come join us!

Today is the last day! We’re doing such amazing work this year in Masterful Living, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego. Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like! You have until Feb 12 to decide or wait until next year.

If you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and a community of beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2018 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2018 registration reopened
until TODAY, Monday Feb 12 only!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

Register now and if it’s not for you, you can always cancel – no obligation. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. Trust your intuition!

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Regrets

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

I used to feel that I had SO MANY regrets that it was a heavy weight upon my heart. I created new regrets every day because I was so often making sarcastic and hurtful remarks to people around me. I used to intentionally say and do things to irritate and aggravate people. It was so unkind.

I used to feel compelled to be consistently agitating people around me. It was one way that I could feel that I had some power. I had the power to annoy people and to make them feel badly about themselves.

It’s surprisingly easy to poke people in a way that makes them feel worse about themselves. So many of us feel that we’re not good enough, something’s wrong with us, or unworthy that it’s extremely easy to poke them in a sensitive spot. That’s one way to control and manipulate people. It’s the way of the bully.

The bully is always attacking in order to compensate for feeling badly about themselves. Unfortunately, it just creates a more intense feeling of grasping at straws. It takes a huge amount of mental and emotional energy to maintain that behavior and it makes it difficult to accomplish much else. I know this so well.

Now, I live without regrets. Not only do I not attack people and engage in lots of sarcasm, I simply don’t wish to live in the past. The opportunity to give and receive Love is in the present moment and that’s where I feel refreshed and renewed.

If you have regrets, a consistent and dedicated practice of forgiveness will support you in releasing that habit. Self-forgiveness is the way of mastery! It’s amazing how much can be healed so quickly!

If you’d like help with that, get my free forgiveness workshop “How to Get Over It.” Invite a friend over and do the workshop together. Have fun with it!

If you’re ready to dump the old habits that drain you mentally, emotionally and physically, and replace them with habits that support you and increase your capacity for being loving and feeling connected to Spirit, come join me! We’re gaining REAL momentum this year! Join my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! This class comes with my New Year’s Reboot class and a full month of my Sacred Circle. This is my best deal all year long! Click here for more info.

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Full Moon Healing & Ceremony!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Have you noticed how much support is coming to us from the invisible? I can feel this shift of energy that began around the middle of December last year. It feels to me that those who are being very proactive about their spiritual practice and transformation are receiving extraordinary support. It feels like we’re being lifted and carried.

Everything works together for our good. There are no exceptions. Everything that’s happening in the visible and the invisible field of energy is offering a tangible opening of healing for us in being more our true selves!

Tomorrow, January 31st, there’s a full moon that’s supersized! This is a SUPER full moon, which means that it’s very close to the earth and appears much larger to us. Because it’s closer, it has a greater impact on our oceans, and on our physical bodies. Additionally, it’s a blue moon. A blue moon happens when there are two full moons in a calendar month. We have a blue moon every year because the full moon cycle is a 28 day cycle.

This full moon also comes with a full lunar eclipse – I’ll leave it to the astrologists to share what the meaning of this movement of planets is all about.

Whether we like it or not, there’s no way around it, now is the time for us to give up what doesn’t serve and to get with the awakening program. If we’re not actively, gratefully accepting it, it will feel like pressure, pushing and prodding us. Fortunately, the blocks to Love don’t help us, so we can immediately begin to feel so much tangible benefit when we release them to Spirit for lifting and shifting.

Everything is aligning for us to feel more supported, held and carried in our spiritual awakening. If you’re experiencing a lot of resistance and reluctance to shifting and changing, you may be feeling an intense amount of pressure to give up what no longer serves. What we don’t surrender with grace, sometimes gets taken from us, and that’s no fun. This is why doing a full moon healing and releasing ceremony will be helpful to you.

If you’re feeling called to release things in the world of form, remember, the main thing we have to do is release the attachment to people, places and things. Once we release the attachment then things can naturally align in the most loving way.

We don’t have to give up the relationship, we give up the ATTACHMENT to the relationship. We surrender, to Spirit, the needing, grasping, wanting and dysfunction.

This full moon begins around 7:30am eastern time. So, we’re already coming into our full moon period – we can call the full moon period as being approximately 36 hours before and 36 hours after the actual full moon. The lunar eclipse will begin about an hour before the moon goes full.

Here’s a simple and, for me, powerful and healing ceremony you can do on your own or with friends. Do it today or tomorrow while we’re still in this full moon energy.

Full moon represents the time to harvest the learning we’ve had and be grateful for it. We can also harvest the learning we’ve rejected. Anything we’ve been holding in resentment, regret, hurt, blame or shame can be brought to a harvest of the learning through our willingness.

It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift that turns the tide of upset is to be grateful for things as they are. Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel and know more clearly the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives.

Now is the time of Harvest! When we’re actively harvesting the learning from our experiences then we don’t have to repeat them! It’s just like when we learn how to do anything, we don’t have to keep repeating it once you get it. When we keep having the same repeat experiences then it’s a sure sign we’re rejecting the learning and believing that the meaning we’ve made of things – our interpretations – are correct.

If we’re still upset about something that happened, we’re not correct. The upset is the Divine Alarm Clock going off to let us know that our thinking is incorrect and can be corrected. It’s that old “would you rather be right or happy?” It’s your life, you choose.

The fullness of the moon reminds us of completion. It’s about now harvesting what we’ve learned and releasing what is no longer desired and what no longer serves us. To me, it’s about purification. It’s about celebrating that I CAN let go of the burdens, the negative patterns and suffering of the past. That’s a BIG win for us! Let’s get to it and do ourselves a BIG favor!

Full moon is also a FUN time to have a ceremony.

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes! Today, tomorrow or the next day, gather loved ones, friends and family to make it a Harvest & Release celebration!

I always begin with being clear about why I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to release what doesn’t serve me.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write out what no longer serves and is being released. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally. No pressure on that. Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written in – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – release it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and clarity, purity and joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling is.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful ways to mark the occasion. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

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TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Healthy Boundaries.

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

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Sleep Deprivation

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

People often tell me that they have issues with sleeping and it really bothers them. I used to have all kinds of issues with sleep deprivation. I used to start to panic if I thought I wasn’t going to get a good night’s sleep. I had this belief that if I didn’t get a good night’s sleep I’d get sick. Because I believed it, guess what? I experienced.

In the last dozen years or so, I’ve noticed that sometimes Spirit wakes me up in the middle of the night to pray and meditate for a couple of hours. I’ve learned to be obedient and get up and do what I feel called to.

I notice that if I get up fro a couple of hours in the middle of the night to pray, then go back to sleep around 4:30 for an hour or two, I wake up feeling just as rested as I would if I’d not gotten up. That’s how Spirit is.

The last couple of nights I’ve been waking up almost hourly to pray for a friend who is going through something very traumatic. I don’t feel the worse for wear in the morning or the next day, because the prayer is so restorative.

What’s exhausting about not sleeping well is worrying about it. Fretting is tiring.

If sleep is an issue for you, here are some things that might help you.

  • Get off your screens for at least 2 hours before bed.
  • Don’t drink a lot of liquid before bedtime.
  • Pray and meditate before bed. It’s really wonderful for your sleep time!
  • Call the healing angels to help you sleep well and wake up restored and refreshed.
  • You can always read some A Course in Miracles – reading out loud is wonderful – it recalibrate the vibration of your body, your room and everything around you.
  • Remember that ACIM says, “Rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.”

Give the fretting to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and rest in the arms of the angels. Count your blessings. Be grateful. These are wonderful nighttime practices that are recalibrating and healing!

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GO Time!

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who was feeling resistance to following their guidance. I used to have that challenge and it was very intense for me.

I felt guided to write and to share in workshops and classes, but I felt so much reluctance. I could feel that the energy of my spiritual potential was being sublimated rather than expressed and it felt SO UNCOMFORTABLE.

People resist following their guidance because the don’t see how the resources necessary will arrive. I know, because I felt that way too. My ego wanted to know how it would all work out before I went down the path.

I’ve since learned that it’s best to just go. It’s best to just say yes.

What is needed will arrive when it’s needed.

Part of the purpose is for us to practice placing our trust in Spirit rather than the ego. Having trust in Spirit awakens our faith. That’s part of the purpose.

Now is the time for us to leap, and to learn to trust. NOW is GO time for the light workers of the world! Spirit doesn’t know how to fail. Place your faith fully in Spirit!

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Strength

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Sometimes it feels very sticky to let something go. The very idea of letting something go can feel like a wound. I remember feeling that way. I felt that it was a sign of strength to be a grudge holder. What I learned was that it doesn’t require strength to hold a grudge, it requires a willingness to endure suffering – and that is not even remotely what strength is.

Strength is when you have the willingness to open your heart and stand in a place, committed to being Loving, while the strong winds blow. Trees are such a good example of beautiful beings that have the ability to withstand the storms of life and still keep offering, with incredible generosity, food and shelter to all who come near. I love trees for their amazing givingness.

Here’s how I learned to let go, to forgive and to move on: I learned that it’s the most loving thing to do for ME. It improves the quality of MY life.

And I learned how to forgive – once I learned that, I started to share what I learned. There is a precise formula that works. It really, really works, and it’s totally free! It’s available to everyone.

Give to Spirit your interpretations of events, let them go to Spirit for healing.

If you’d like more help with this, check out my free workshop – it’s available for you right now. I encourage you to go for it! Invite a friend over and do it together!

Click here now to get my free HOW TO GET OVER IT forgiveness workshop. You don’t deserve to suffer so you can hold onto the hurt. Give it to Spirit for healing as an act of Self-Love! That’s what REAL strength is!

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Agreements

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

One of the great pains of our life is that we don’t keep our agreements. We fail to keep our agreements with our selves, with our friends and loved ones, at work, and all over the place. When we don’t keep our agreements it can become like a dissonant noise in the background of our mind that is consistently draining off the energy that we have to be present in the moment. No kidding!

One of the great gifts we can give ourselves is to release the judgment we’re holding against ourselves for not keeping our agreements. Sometimes it can go back many years that we’re feeling like a failure because we didn’t keep an agreement we made four or even forty years ago.

To reclaim that energy is vital. We need the energy to help us heal the rest of our life. We need all the energy we have to be able to create the life we truly desire. There’s absolutely NO value in siphoning off our precious life-force in order to hold onto the regrets of the past.

The way out is through forgiveness. Self-forgiveness.

Forgiveness is as simple as releasing the judgments. Giving them to Spirit for healing is the fastest path to healing.

It is such a gift to give to ourselves, to look within and pull up these weeds of self-judgment. They really do drain off the energy that we have to heal our bodies, relationships, finances and so much more!

We all have agreements that we’ve not kept. Let’s forgive ourselves and move on!

If you’d like help with that grab my free How to Get Over It workshop – it’s really worth the time it takes! Did I mention that it’s free?

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Spiritual Maturity

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

This is part 3 of a 3 part series. You can start with Part 1 – Spiritual Information – before you read this.

It’s possible to become masterful at collecting information, even information from the best spiritual sources, powerful teachers and writers and still be closed off, angry and miserable.

I used to think, “I know these spiritual principles. I’m such a good student. I get A’s on everything.” That was my ego, enticing me to stay stuck in my intellect rather than moving into my heart. The ego is always trying to figure out what the Spirit already understands. It’s a lot of smoke and mirrors formed around wild goose chases and interminable rabbit holes.

Part of what was so time and energy consuming was my obsessively, compulsively thinking about how to figure things out. I was convinced that finding an intellectual spiritual method would help me heal. I thought if I read all these books, and listened to all these classes, and listened to lots of audios it would somehow heal my mind. But I’m here to say that it does not. I’ve done the research.

There’s a wonderful teaching from the Bible, that when you come back into your heart and you’re reborn in the Spirit, then all the years that the locusts have eaten are given back to you. All the time that you think you wasted, it’s given back to you.

How is it given back to us? Because now, by virtue of moving into your heart, having self-compassion, loving yourself, forgiving yourself and everyone else, forgiving the debts and the debtors, the trespassers and the trespasses, then we can live in the moment. We can live the Love, and all that we had blocked, all the learning that we had blocked, we can now harvest it. So, it really is like all the time we wasted is given back to us.

Every single moment offers us an opportunity to do this, to return to the beginning through forgiveness. Forgiveness is a spiritual practice that brings us to a place of being able to finally learn the lessons from our errors. Without forgiveness we must keep repeating the errors.

When we don’t forgive, it’s a kind of arrogance we’re adopting that says “I think I know what everything is for, and I’ve decided it’s not for my good.

These judgments prevent us from really understanding what things are for. Which prevents us from harvesting the learning from our experiences. Without any learning, we’re just repeating the same errors and feeling more and more foolish.

When we develop the spiritual maturity of being able to forgive, release the judgment and harvest the learning comes a sweet and great gratitude for the learning. That’s one of the things that is such a key component to my life, everything that I share, and the teaching in Masterful Living.

Together, as a community, we learn to live from the heart, being loving and forgiving. It heals our whole life, and it raises up our loved ones, our co-workers and our friends. Forgiveness as a spiritual practice is just one day at a time, one moment at a time, and one choice at a time. That’s the only way that there really is to do it.

It’s a living spiritual practice of being loving. We can’t get it from a book, but we can get it from listening to each other and hearing Spirit’s Voice in each other’s voice. We can get it from being Prayer Partners together, and helping each other to release the shame and the blame.

Together we cultivate our spiritual maturity through a practice of non-judgment, and harvesting the learning. It’s amazing, miraculous and it’s deeply healing!

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Ricochet

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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: yesterday, I had a moment with a loved one. They said something snarky to me and I felt a bit attacked. I knew the thing to do in that moment was to withdraw and just let it all be.

I gave it up to Spirit to teach me about the meaning of it and the value of it. I know that everything works together for good and there are no exceptions. Before too long I remembered 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 a healing to me.

I returned to the scene of the “crime,” so glad and grateful that I hadn’t retaliated or escalated in any way. We actually spent the next couple of hours talking and enjoying each other connecting in a beautiful way.

Then, as God would have it, it came into my mind, that something I had said was perceived as a threat and that’s why I got the snarky comment. I saw it plain as day. I hadn’t intended it that way – but that doesn’t matter so much. People don’t need a reason to take offense and react with attack. It all happens so fast.

What I did easily see was that my willingness to not be offended and instead have compassion was also an extension of compassion to my former self who was CONSTANTLY making snarky comments.

Also, I saw that my willingness to not be hurt and to go back into the “fray” was an affirmation of my loving acceptance 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!

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration now closes on the 15th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

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Self-Love

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

I’m sending out the daily Spiritual Espresso later than normal today because my day yesterday didn’t go anywhere how I thought it would. If you’re anywhere on the east coast of the United states you know that we have a major winter storm pounding us from Florida to Maine.

Tuesday I flew from Missouri where I had my New Year’s Reboot Retreat back to Maine where I’d left my car from our family Christmas celebrations at our home on Deer Isle, Maine. I drove back to the house late Tuesday and then learned about this storm coming. I realized that I was going to have to hastily close up the house and try to drive ahead of the storm to get to my brother’s house in New Jersey.

I had planned to drive through and arrive around 1am and then I stopped for coffee and I stopped for gas. There were lines to get gas and what would normally take 7 minutes to fill my tank took about 45 so I started to look at an ETA of 2am.

Around midnight, I decided to stop in Connecticut and stay at a hotel. It was about self-love. I knew I could push through, but I could feel it was more loving to stop and rest, even though I’d get stuck in the storm. Which, now, I am.

I feel so strongly, as a spiritual student, that I cannot just talk about spiritual matters and quote scripture. That isn’t fulfilling and it isn’t life-changing. Just having an intellectual understanding of how God works in my life was something I settled for until I realized that part of the cause of my misery was that I wasn’t actually applying – in a deep and healing way – what I was learning.

Once I realized that it was the practical application and the moment-by-moment choices I was making that could really heal my mind and open my heart, I got excited. I got excited because I finally realized the HOW of unwinding the great mystery.

For so long, I collected spiritual information and I felt confused because I had so much information and I was so clever, but I wasn’t healing my life. Finally, I got it. I started to make huge shifts very quickly and that’s what I’ve been doing ever since then.

And that’s part of why I’m offering my free class today on Self-Love!

FREE CLASS TODAY: Self-Love: 6 Simple Steps for Self-Healing. You attract more love when you love your Self. Would you like to have more Love in your life? This free class is happening today, Thursday, January 4th – click here now to register and receive my gift!

Right now, this week, is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year. I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year. So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

Download NOW: Unblock Your Flow of Time, Energy & Money is a free preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – download and listen now to immediately start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class. Start your new year with power!

Download NOW: Relationship Healing & Harmony is a free preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – download and listen now to start healing your relationships using the tips and tools I share in this free class. Leave the relationship troubles in the past!

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Relief

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

I get to have the most wonderful conversations with the beautiful souls in my year-long Masterful Living class. It’s such a joy to be able to meet with the participants one on one and share the review of the year together. I love it! One thing someone said is so familiar to me – it’s that simply dropping the judgments and being open heart is such a relief.

This person said to me “I was very controlling and over-reacting – thinking I knew how everything should be, but I didn’t know. Now, I can be compassionate instead of judging and thinking I know what’s best – it’s such a relief.”

Sound familiar? Can you relate? I sure can! It IS such a relief to let the judgments go. They are such a block to Love, intimacy, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Wholeness, Harmony, and so much more.

It’s always perfect time for us to choose to let the judgements go! The holidays afford us so many opportunities to do deep healing work. Old patterns of negativity and upset get triggered so easily when things are stressful. And let’s face it, for many, this time of year is VERY stressful.

One thing that can help keep the Love flowing is to simply be mindful. We can be mindful of purifying egotistical ideas of perfection from our mind. Instead, let us be accepting, non-judgmental, allowing ourselves to stay in our loving heart. It’s a deeply transformative practice. The rewards are more than it’s even possible for us to comprehend. It seems too easy to bring so much benefit, but I assure you it’s worth every bit of energy you can focus into it. The rewards are beyond measure! It seems hard to practice, but it’s not – it just requires willingness.

This year, let’s have REAL relief from the pain in our family relationships. I’ve seen so many people in my Masterful Living Course transform and heal their family relationships in the most miraculous ways. They blow my hair back with the shifts and changes that they bring forth through using the tools and practices we share in the class.

So often, we want relief from the suffering, but we think that changing our circumstances will be the thing that brings relief. It’s not. The relief comes from moving into our heart, dropping the judgments, and being compassionate with ourselves and others.

Our willingness is valuable! We’re purifying our mind of the thoughts that cause our suffering! How wonderful is that?

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Don’t Give Up

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Don’t give up before the miracle. When the going gets tough, and it seems like things just won’t go your way, it’s so tempting to give up and go into self-medication, despair and depression or yet another distraction. Don’t we all already know that?

A Course in Miracles tells us that all doubt is self-doubt.

When we place our trust and faith in the ego, there will ALWAYS be doubt. It’s actually that simple.

Lesson 77 of ACIM is “I am entitled to miracles.”

A miracle is when we shift our mind to the Holy Spirit’s way of thinking and away from the ego’s thought system of lack and limitation.

7 is the number of truth.
77 is a master number (double digit number that repeats itself like 11, 22, 33 are all master numbers) and it represents freedom of expression.

The 7th day of the week is the day of the Seventh Ray, which is the Violet Flame of Freedom and forgiveness.

Do you notice how everything is working together – and that everything in this world is symbolic. The invisible is speaking to us all the time. We are never alone.

Part of the Lesson 77 practice is:
I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I want only what belongs to me.
God has established miracles as my right.

When it’s tempting to energize a grievance, then, in essence, we’re giving up on God. Let’s deepen our practice today and instead of giving up, let’s remember that we’re entitled to miracles.

I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I am entitled to miracles.
Grievances are nothing I want.

I choose Love and gratitude as my spiritual practice today and every day.

My spiritual practice heals my life!

Consider joining me – we start in 14 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2018.

I have two free Masterful Living Preview classes:

Relationship Healing and Harmony

and

Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money

Register now, and get the downloads now. It’s also an opportunity for me to discover some of what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st.

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

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

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series.

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.

In fact, a lot of us, once we begin to REALLY understand that it’s our stinking thinking that has caused all the problems we have and that we’re not now, nor have we ever been, a victim, that’s when we can sometimes start to feel very judgmental of ourselves.

When we fall into self-judgment like that, it creates a spiraling down effect that is very 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 is always in limitation, of course,
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 stinky sandwich.

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

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 feelings.

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

And the crazy thing is, many of them, are actually secretly convinced that it’s because there’s something wrong with them.
That 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. Yup. Most of us go down that road.

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 mind set 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.

I’ve known spiritual teachers, who’ve been teaching for years, who don’t believe 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. It’s 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:
You feel sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so you’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 your well-being and vitality. You study for years, but you just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? You know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but your health hasn’t improved after decades of study. Get it?

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 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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