Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

Leaving Hatred Behind

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

I used to find that when I got annoyed with some inanimate object that wasn’t doing what I wished it to do, that I’d tell it, “I hate you.”  I’d say “I hate you” to the drawer that wouldn’t close properly or the jar that wouldn’t open.  It was a kind of automatic response.

At first, the “I hate you’s” were hidden.  I’d just feel annoyed, or frustrated or angry, but then as I became more and more aware of my thoughts, I realized that I was thinking the thought “I hate you.” The more loving I became, the more the “I hate you’s” became obvious.  What did I do shift it?

As soon as I’d “hear” myself say “I hate you,” I’d pause and take a breath.  Then, waking up from sleepwalking and dropping into my heart, I’d say, “No, I don’t hate you.  There’s no hatred here, only Peace and Love.”  I found that it was essential to my well being not to allow the upset to go unchecked.  I learned how valuable it is to shift it right away and to correct the error in my thinking.

Now, when the jar won’t open or the drawer doesn’t close I say, “I Love you.”

It might seem strange to say “I hate you” or “I Love you” to an inanimate object, but what I’m really doing is saying it to all of life.  I’m saying it to my own mind.

Since there’s only one life, one Presence, one Spirit, if I say “I hate you,” in a very real sense, I’m saying it to everyone and everything.  I’ve come to see that all hatred is self-hatred, because there’s only One.

I have found that these seemingly small changes make a big difference in my life. It’s really worth paying attention to every thought we think.  Our mind is the Mind of God, and the Mind of God never sleeps.  It’s always responding and creating our experience, our feelings, our life.  The ONLY way to change our lives is to change our thinking.

At first, it seemed like such a burden to monitor my thoughts, but now I’m so clear that it’s a release and a relief.  Every day I’m taking out more of the trash and giving it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.  Every day there’s more Clarity and more Freedom.  It’s worth the effort to do the clearing.  I’m so grateful that I saw the value of being committed to making little changes every day.

Let all hatred be healed back to the root cause.  Yes!

FINDING FREEDOM FROM FEAR starts TODAY!

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

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

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The Guiltless Mind Does Not Suffer

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

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

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

The guilty mind punishes again and again.

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

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

The ego thought system is diabolically opposed to itself!

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

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

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

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

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

There are no extra points for running on empty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sad and Lonely

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

It’s the last day of the A Course in Miracles conference in Boston, and we’ve been having a blast. What’s been particularly great for me is to hang out with so many Masterful Living and Finding Freedom folks, and many have been in community with me for years and their transformation is so obvious.

I’ve been sharing about being ALL IN and about true willingness. I’ve realized how many times people will say they are willing, but they actually aren’t. They’re just saying it. They are empty words. This was me, too.

Until I really decided to be ALL IN, there were a lot of empty words. That’s why so much self-forgiveness is required!

ALL IN means you’re willing to catch yourself when you are not walking your talk. That’s what it really means to me.

The more I became willing to catch myself NOT walking my talk and course-correct myself, the more I was demonstrating my willingness, and that really made a difference.

Yesterday a new friend who came to my workshop really had a desire to talk about why they were feeling stuck and not having the clarity, and the movement in their spiritual growth and practice, that they truly desired. Of course, you know that I felt the same way for a very long time.

I used to feel like there was an invisible wall between me and the clear insight that I believed was possible for me, if only I could find the magic key. I told my new friend that the breakthrough she was looking for would come with a rigorous practice of willingness in the form of releasing her attachment to her opinions and judgments, and practice of self-forgiveness – both things I’d discussed in the workshop.

And, you see, this is how it goes. It was the same for me too.

I had given her the keys and invited her to practice in the workshop. And yet, she was still looking for something else. The actual keys that turn the lock and open the door to the clear connection with Spirit were not enough for her.

People don’t believe me.
They hear the words I’m saying.
But it doesn’t resonate.
Because the willingness isn’t there.

I get it.
Fortunately, at dinner last night, there were a half dozen peeps who have been in class with me for more than a year, and who’ve done this inner work, and by their happy shiny faces and their clear insights you can tell they decided to have the willingness to learn.

They shared that these practices do work. And, they open the door to more practices that work and bring forth the release of the blocks to Love, the relationship healing, the body healing, the bad habits healing that we ALL desire so much.

It takes a great willingness.
People think they are willing just because they’re willing to stop being stuck, unhappy and in pain – but that’s really not the same.

The willingness to stop suffering is not the same as the willingness to release the attachments to the blocks to Love.

They’re two different things.
In fact, they’re two VERY different things.

When we’re ONLY willing to stop the repeating pain patterns, then where is our focus? It’s in the past and the pain patterns repeating.

When we’re willing to use even a simple spiritual practice to have a healing of the pain patterns, NOW then we’re in the present moment, because that’s the ONLY place where healing can happen – right now.

Everybody is willing to do something healing in the future – are you willing to do it now when there’s a choice between Love and fear right in front of you?

For me, when I was doing my own original version of this spiritual boot camp of healing, I had so many friends who were spiritual practitioners, ministers, and teachers and yet no one really wanted to go ALL IN with me.

And that’s what really shifted me into becoming a community builder.
If I have to do something challenging and difficult, I’d rather do it with a companion.

Yesterday, in the workshop I offered, almost everyone in the room said that they had a deep feeling of sadness and loneliness that they’d had most of their life.

Almost everyone said that they had always felt that they were different and they didn’t fit in.

I get it – me too!
What healed that was my willingness to really have an effective spiritual practice.
That’s what led me to go ALL IN.
Being ALL IN opened the doors in my heart and my mind.
And that’s what completely ended the sad and lonely feeling.
Gone. Healed.

And that’s what compels me to lead this community and create programs where we can join together to do this work and inspire each other.

There’s such a momentum that we can build when we come together and practice together.

You know what else is so cool?
When I started out doing this work and felt so alone, there were no tele-summits and no conference call programs I could join. As soon as they existed, I started using them and gathering like-minded folks.

And still, many folks would lurk in the background and not share.
And then ZOOM was invented, and we could see each other if we wished to.
Which has made a HUGE difference to this community of folks all over the world.

Now, we can have all kinds of connections.
A Course in Miracles tells us that our brothers and sisters are our salvation, and it’s true.

Sometimes it’s SUPER challenging to have a holy relationship with someone we actually experience in our day-to-day life, but we can learn to do it with a Mighty Companion who is doing the work alongside us.

That builds momentum.

The most painful thing I have experienced is distracting myself with the intellectual pursuit of Spirit.

Information isn’t healing.
Spiritual practice is healing.
An effective spiritual practice is liberating and happy-making.

I wish you could have been on the dance floor with us last night! We were dancing because we felt free.
Nothing to escape.
Only Love to celebrate.

That’s the feeling I wish for everyone.
It’s SO MUCH easier with the support of a like-minded community.
That’s why we seek each other out.

It takes courage and strength to relinquish the patterns of pain. We have become so identified with them that we don’t know who we are without them. When we do it together, it actually becomes fun.

That’s the power of joining.
That’s the miracle.

If you’re willing to be ALL IN, won’t you please join me in my Finding Freedom From Fear class that starts on June 6? If you’re willing, sign up NOW for a Goal Setting Group Session and get clarity. Are you actually willing to receive the support necessary for you to accelerate your spiritual healing and deepen your spiritual practice?

Of course, you don’t need me. You have it all within you, but it’s so much FUN to really do this together! It’s so liberating! I love it!

Finding Freedom from Fear is almost here! I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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Problem

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Last year, in a class, I said, “If you’re trying to solve your problem with anything other than Love, you’ll still have a problem.” I was glad I heard myself say it. It’s stuck with me.

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 80 says “Your only problem has been solved! Repeat this over and over to yourself today, with gratitude and conviction.” Yes, let’s actually live ACIM and repeat it over and over and over again with gratitude and conviction.

My only problem has been solved!

In our spiritual waking up journey, there are times when it feels like we’re stuck in a quagmire. It can feel like a whirlpool that keeps us in the spin cycle. I’m very familiar with it. It used to really bring me down, and I’m so glad that’s shifted for me. The practice of living ACIM really works, even if we don’t believe it.

This pattern of recycling through the same patterns again and again is familiar to everyone. What we can be willing to recognize is that we don’t have to figure out how to get out of it in order to break free of it. We just have to be willing to get out of it in order to be shown the way out.

My only problem HAS been solved.
Let me recognize and celebrate this in order to experience it.

It can seem as if there’s a doorway or a gateway that’s ALWAYS available to us, but we can’t see it until we’re genuinely willing to surrender the block to seeing it. That block is the attachment to playing small, and living in lack and limitation. The block is the block to Love that we fabricate and hold in our heart and mind.

How do we unhook the attachment to playing small and living in lack and limitation? We surrender TRYING to do it, and we ALLOW Spirit to unhook the cause of it.

We are required to be willing to allow the attachment go.

That’s right. Allow Spirit to unhook the root cause of the mental pattern that keeps you stuck in the spin cycle, in the whirlpool, in the quagmire. Ask for it to be done, and allow it to be done.

What IS the root cause?

It’s simply these beliefs:

Someone is better than or less than you.

If you’re a dedicated spiritual student, then by now you know, at least on an intellectual level, that there is a Unity of all life. If all is One, is it even possible for anyone to be better than or less than you? No. Of course not. That’s a fantasy. We’re One. We’re united.

Does it seem impossible to give up a belief in better than and less than?

If we believe it, then it will appear to be true for us, and it will be the cause of our suffering, our sense of lack and limitation. It’s just a belief, and no matter how much we invest in it, it will never be true. No matter how little we invest in it, it will always cause suffering.

We decide what we will experience.

This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, 
release from pain and the complete escape from sin, 
all to be given you.  
Say only this, 
but mean it with no reservations, 
for here the power of salvation lies:  
I am responsible for what I see.  
I choose the feelings I experience, 
and I decide upon the goal I would achieve.  
And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, 
and receive as I have asked.  
Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless 
in the face of what is done to you.  
Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, 
and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.
~ ACIM  T-21.II.2.

It takes great willingness to do this.
We can find it, if we truly wish to.

Get help. Call upon the angelic realm, the Ascended Masters, the ancestors, call upon the Company of Heaven that are always there to support you, if you will allow yourself to be supported. Don’t ask for stuff in the material world. Ask for willingness, ask for the strength to see clearly, to choose Love.

The key is to surrender trying to manage and control it, and instead be truly willing.

Surrender the heavy lifting of HOW to figure it out to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

ALLOW your healing.
Make yourself a welcome, ready and receptive place for it.

If you start to wonder how it’s going to happen, say to yourself,
“How is not my problem or concern.
I choose to allow my healing.
I choose Love now.”

As soon as we are truly, genuinely willing to give up the right to our attack thoughts the Light has come, and we begin to see the gateway, the way out of stuckness. It’s there, it’s always there.

When we choose to block the Light of Love in our awareness, by cherishing our thoughts of lack and attack, then we cannot see clearly.

Our willingness to depend on a higher intelligence than the one that made you miserable is all that is required.

We learn to rely upon Spirit, the great I AM. We listen and follow. We learn to be obedient to Love’s impulse in us. Love doesn’t need anything. Love is never manipulative or self-serving, ever. Love IS everything. Love doesn’t know lack. It’s easier than we think.

The end of lack is when we fully are willing to stop attacking and simply BE Love. THEN, the power of Love operates in us, and we are able to clearly perceive the way out of the quagmire.

Attack thoughts weaken us in ALL ways.
Love strengthens us ALWAYS.

We learn to Love our Self first.

Here’s a suggestion:
Make a list of 100 ways to be kind and loving to yourself.
Make a list of 100 ways that you are unkind and unloving to yourself.
Replace the unkind with the kind in your daily choices. Choose Love.
Love strengthens you always.

Are you willing?

You don’t have to make yourself stop doing doing the negative habits – that can be really hard. Instead, replace the unloving with loving and then you’re moving at the speed of light before you know it!

Try it! It works!
Why not go for it?

Suffering IS optional – no matter what your experience has been in this world.

Today, in every area of my life,
to the very best of my ability,
I choose constructive means to bring about constructive ends,
for the purpose of our collective awakening.
In this way, every day,
I can contribute to the liberation of all beings from the dream of separation and suffering.
In this way, I can make every day a good day.

How willing are you?

Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Sacrifice

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

One of the reasons why I have found the A Development of Trust section in the A Course in Miracles Manual for Teachers so helpful is that it helps us to understand that it’s no sacrifice to give up the things that are causing our suffering.

The more we travel down this road of healing the mind and opening the heart the easier it is to see what is valuable and what is not. The things, the relationships, the attitudes and the beliefs that are not helpful become less and less valuable and then it’s easy to set them aside.

We’re one with each other eternally, so we really cannot end our relationships. There is no sacrifice there. And it is definitely helpful and self-loving to spend less time with people when it triggers us to the point that we lose our spiritual sovereignty.

All of my relationships have shifted and changed. Those that were predicated on ego needing, wanting, craving and false beliefs fell away and those that have been transformed to holy are so enriching. Who wouldn’t wish for that?

Relationships without a lot of stress are possible. That’s the very nature of a holy relationship.

We can learn to be wise by giving up the thoughts and beliefs that cause us to act in ways that aren’t very loving. Being loving, from the heart, without conditions is always wise. It brings a steady stream of insight, Clarity, Wisdom, and right action. Who wouldn’t wish for that?

I don’t waste a lot of time on nonsense anymore. What a relief!

Giving up that which isn’t inspired by Love brings more Love. That build self-esteem, and self-confidence. Who wouldn’t wish for that?

There is no sacrifice in living in service to the Light. It’s just the opposite. Everything of value is given to us with ease and grace.

When we live a life of Love, true friends are always there, visible and invisible.

Let’s give up the idea of sacrifice and start surrendering that which doesn’t serve. Let’s lay it on the altar and start focusing on how we can extend Love and compassion!

Anything you’re ready to surrender today?

Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Finding Happiness

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

In general, people don’t feel empowered to change their lives. Instead, they have a strategy of managing, coping and settling.

If managing and coping don’t work, they’ll decide to settle.

In 2010, I was participating in a group coaching call with a wonderful marketing expert, Chris Williams from Wide Awake Marketing. I was trying to learn some helpful marketing basics. Chris was helping us to practice our elevator speeches.

An elevator speech is a 20-second introduction that you could give to someone in the time it takes to go up a couple of floors in an elevator. There was a woman who said she was a life coach, and her elevator speech was:

I help people with their problems by coming up with managing and coping strategies so they can have better relationships, more fulfilling careers and improve their health and well-being.

I immediately knew my elevator speech could be:

I help people find happiness. Together we solve their problems by healing the root causes, including identifying and eliminating their managing and coping strategies so they can actually enjoy their life, and have fulfilling relationships and careers while improving their health and well-being.

I didn’t wish to make the life coach wrong, but if you settle for learning managing and coping skills is like making an agreement that you can’t ever have the life you desire. You HAVE to settle in order to apply that approach.

I can’t advocate for settling, managing and coping. That’s a strategy for people who feel that solutions aren’t available to them. It’s a strategy for people who feel like they’re on their own and don’t have any tangible INTELLIGENT support.

I’ve learned that I ALWAYS have tangible intelligent support from Spirit, from my Higher Holy Spirit Self, because I’ve cultivated a relationship with my Higher Holy Spirit Self, and so it’s always available to me – as long as I’m not harboring unforgiveness.

When I’m holding on to resentments and regrets, guilt, blame and shame, then I’m focused on my own beliefs and the story I’ve made up about things. If I’m attached to that false perspective, is it even possible that I’d be interested in actually solving my problems? Can happiness be possible?

If I’m thinking I’m so right about how wrong things are, is there any part of me that’s open to having a healing?

We think we have to manage, cope and settle when we don’t feel empowered. And then, happiness seems out of the question.

When we don’t forgive, when we attack and hold grudges, when we complain and feel resentful, when we feel guilty, when all of these thoughts and feelings are swirling around our mind every day, we simply do not feel loving and kind, we don’t feel generous and compassionate to ourselves or others. And THAT is why we don’t feel empowered.

Love is our power. It is the power of Love in us that allows us to feel worthy of a good life, rather than settling, managing and coping.

I invite you to consider where you might be managing and coping, and where you may have settled. Then, choose happiness. The first step is self-forgiveness. That’s the first act of Self-Love.

If you’re willing to be more loving every day, you’ll notice you feel empowered to make changes rather than continue to cope. It sounds really simple, which it is. It’s just a matter of whether or not we choose to focus on being more willing to be more loving every day.

When we’re making more loving choices, our family makes more loving choices, our friends and our co-workers are inspired, too. Being loving is inspiring and infectious. And if that doesn’t bring happiness, keep at it, because it surely will!

If you feel resistant, you may be resistant to happiness itself, and that’s what I’m going to share about on my radio show today.

Now’s the time for for us to shine the Light of Love into every day and share the happiness!

We’re getting ready for our Spring Clearing Retreat this week – it’s not too late to join us – and we still have payment plans!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

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Stubborn

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that forgiveness is our function in this world, and that our entire life is for the purpose of forgiving the past so that we can experience total Freedom, Peace, Harmony, Joy, Prosperity, Wholeness, Creativity, Beauty, Wisdom and everything else our heart desires NOW, without waiting.

So, why do we often choose to hold a grudge, be resentful, and withhold Love to punish the ones we say we Love? Why delay our happiness, healing and Abundance?

Hmmmmm.

For myself, I can honestly say that I didn’t really understand HOW profoundly different my life could be if I practiced forgiveness all day long. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t trust. And, I didn’t understand what TRUE forgiveness was.

True forgiveness IS NOT saying “It’s okay.” How could some of the things that happen to us just be okay? It’s pretty hard to imagine.

True forgiveness IS releasing our attachment to the meaning we made of things. It’s our interpretations of what happened that cause our suffering.

Think about it: Let’s say something happens that feels upsetting. Once it’s over, it’s over, but the meaning we made of it, our interpretation, continues on and on and makes the original upset feel like it’s repeating every time we think about it. OMG, I was so stubborn.

I sometimes tell people I have a prosthetic nose because I cut my nose off so many times just to spite my face.

Each and every time we think about that painful memory there’s a hidden purpose for ruminating on it. Even when it seems like we’re reliving the past over and over, there’s still a hidden purpose and that hidden purpose is … to give us the opportunity to forgive. So, it’s going to keep happening until we finally decide to forgive.

Once I realized that’s why the old memories keep repeating, I decided to start forgiving ASAP so I didn’t have to keep repeating and regurgitating the same unpleasant memories. Enough already! I have MUCH better things to do with my time and energy then be upset about the past again and again.

PLUS, one of the MOST healing things I have EVER learned in my entire life is that to NOT forgive is actually punishing myself. To forgive is to be loving and kind to myself. Being loving and kind to myself is what brings more Love into my life – A LOT more Love.

Why? Because when I’m loving to myself, everyone else will treat me with more Love and kindness. I will naturally magnetize and attract people into my life who are more loving and kind to me, too. Beautiful! Now, my whole life is changing.

True forgiveness is releasing the judgments and opinions about the past. That’s the only way to stop recycling the pain of the past – to be willing to release the meaning we made of what happened.

For me it’s been so helpful to use the ACIM teaching of “I don’t know what anything is for.” In truth, I really don’t know what anything is for, but I’d like to. I’d like to know the true meaning of things so that I can learn from them the first time and not repeat them.

When I think I already know what everything is for, then I’m not open to any learning. How can I be open to learning anything if I’ve already decided what everything is for?

When I don’t forgive, when I judge, then I keep repeating the past. There’s NO WAY OUT of my suffering until I’m willing to release the meaning I made of it. Forgiveness is my Freedom!

In my past, there were many times when I thought I wanted to forgive, but it felt like I couldn’t. When that was happening it was because I was so attached to the meaning I made of what happened. My interpretation was the only interpretation that I would accept.

I wanted my suffering to end while still clinging to my interpretation, my judgment, and my opinion, the meaning I made of it. And that meant that, deep down, I wasn’t willing to learn anything.

Sound familiar?

I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was why I kept repeating the same painful experiences.

Sound familiar?

My Higher Holy Spirit Self was showing me the same opportunity to release my attachment to the meaning I’d made of it, so I could learn the lesson and move on, but I wasn’t willing. I was committed to my judgments.

I had a lot of years suffering over the past and repeating the same experiences of alienating loved ones, decimating relationships, punishing my friends and generally creating a lot of pain in my life.

Learning to forgive has completely changed my life.
And that’s just what ACIM says it will do.
So, let’s get to it.

Learning not to judge so that there’s nothing to forgive has improved the quality of every day of the rest of my life.

I decided to forgive everything in my past, EVERYTHING, and that is the best decision I ever made. It repaired my relationships and it set us ALL free. That’s the best gift I can give my loved ones and this world.

It does require willingness and trust. I had to drop the attachment to the pain of the past to experience the Joy of Freedom now.

Today’s the day to begin, for our FREEDOM! Forgiveness is our power tool that busts up that stubborn stuck-ness!. The time is now!

TODAY: LAST DAY FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have planned. We have payment plans if you need them.

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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Deeper

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

I used to get upset so often and so easily. I had a very strong habit, almost an addiction, to taking offense. Being offended gave me a sense of power. And that’s how I learned that taking offense, criticizing, and complaining are ways that those who don’t feel powerful can try to get some kind of sense of power. Unfortunately, it backfires every single time, and just leaves us feeling weaker and more depleted. I feel like I wrote the book on that!

One of the most challenging things for me to grasp, and for many spiritual students, is that we’re not upset for the reason we think we are. (Lesson 5 of A Course in Miracles). For instance, if we’re upset because our loved ones aren’t behaving the way we think they should behave, we’ll always be incorrect.

We’ve been trained to blame our upset on others, but that doesn’t make it right. Blaming another for how we feel is the habit of someone who fears taking responsibility for their choices. And that’s a rough place to be. I know. I lived there for a long time. I don’t ever want to go back – even for a visit.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we’re willing to look beyond the surface of our distress, we can finally discover that we’re actually upset because, although we pretend to be committed to be unconditionally loving, we’ve given ourselves permission to judge our loved ones whenever we feel like it.

When we have the courage to look a little bit deeper, we’ll discover that those judgments we’re holding against our loved ones – our opinions of what they should and shouldn’t be doing – are, by nature, thoughts of attack, with a violent energetic.

There’s a huge gap between being unconditionally loving and giving ourselves permission to mentally attack whenever we feel like it. And, deep down, we know it. It’s blatant hypocrisy. And THAT is the actual cause of our upset.

Deep down, we’re upset because we’ve given ourselves permission to be unkind, unloving, and unjust. On a spiritual level, it’s a profound betrayal of Self. It’s also a form of terrorism. And we can pretend no one is noticing, but there’s only ONE MIND, so there’s no where to hide. And we know it.

What is the cure? Forgiveness. We forgive ourselves and become willing to replace the habit of judging with a commitment to compassion. Compassion is Love, and Love is the healer. When we heal the inner terrorist, we heal terrorism in the world, for All is One, all minds ARE joined. It’s so beautifully healing when we can be grateful we’re response-ABLE and exercise our ability to respond with Love. What a blessing!

So many people know that they need to “let it go,” but they don’t. They don’t let it go, in part, because they don’t know how. They don’t let it go, in part, because they don’t have the support to be willing. And that’s why I feel that my Masterful Living Course is so powerful and so important. Yes, important.

It’s important to be able to leave the past behind and live our true purpose. Forgiveness makes that possible.

The more this community grows, and strengthens and demonstrates the miracles that are possible for us – on all levels: mentally, emotionally, physically, in relationships and finances and more – the more grateful I am that I said yes to leading this community.

It is my pleasure and my honor to be a witness to the extraordinary healing that takes place in our community. And so, I’ve reopened Masterful Living registration for 1 week only and then it’s closed until 2020.

5 DAYS left to register – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only, and then it’s closed until 2020. 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 2019click here to discover what awaits you!

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.

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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Prosperity & Forgiveness

Monday, February 4th, 2019

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 – I’m reopening Masterful Living Registration for 1 week only and then it’s closed until 2020. 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 2019 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2019 registration reopened 

For 1 week 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 yearlong Masterful Living Course 2019 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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Stop Blocking Your Good

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Are you willing to know how powerful your thoughts are? It takes courage. One way to begin is to simply start thinking: “I’d like …” and then fill in the blank. What’s important is to say “I’d like” at the start and NOT “I want” or “I need”. The simple “I’d like” is so powerful.

Then notice if you feel worthy.
And if you’re willing to receive it.
Let’s find out how willing you are.

Many people WANT things they aren’t willing to receive. I know it sounds a bit wack-a-doo, but it’s true. You know you’re blocking it, you do.

Consider, is there anything you’ve ever REALLY wanted, but you didn’t feel worthy of it, so you blocked it? I certainly have. In helping you to release the block to having it – write what it is in the comments section below and write “I’d like …” and then tell us what it is!

Our thoughts bring things into being. Our thoughts and beliefs create a kind of mold or container for Spirit to flow into and take shape. The more we think about something the more we believe in it. The more we emotionally and mentally invest in an idea, the more solidly it shows up in our lives.

If you’d like to create something beautiful in your life, focus on it and hold it in your heart and mind as already done, and watch it show up. Many folks have a difficult time with this, and end up energizing worry and doubt that it’s happening. Until it happens, until they can hold it, see it, touch it and feel it, it seems like it’s not happening. It’s like looking at a field that’s been planted before you can see the evidence of the plants growing. You can’t really tell if they’re germinating and healthy or not. You have to have faith.

When we have doubt and worry, it’s like poking holes in the mold or container that we’ve created for God to flow into. The more we entertain doubt and worry, the bigger the holes in our mental container. When we have lots of doubt and worry, then it’s as though the energy of Spirit flows right into our container and out the holes, and nothing is created. And yet, who is the one that’s poking holes in the container? We are. And then we blame God for not loving us enough to give us what we want and need. The doubt and worry are our own doing, but we blame it on Spirit.

Keep your focus on strengthening your container. Don’t let doubt enter. Don’t invite it in, and don’t pour it a cup of coffee. Sometimes people will tell us to be realistic and give up our desires, but that’s not being realistic. That’s giving up! Enough.

Be willing to receive your good until your cup runneth over.

Only you can keep your focus and strength of mind strong. Your willingness is ALL that’s required!

Did you register for my New Year’s Reboot workshop? If so, we’re having a live video replay with breakouts on Sunday – check your email and you can still purchase the class now and join on Sunday! Sunday’s replay is no charge – come join the fun! It’s not too late to start this new year in a powerful way!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our HOW TO CREATE & LEAD A WORKSHOP training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and save. Click now for details! And YES, we have payment plans!

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Guilt Is Sabotage

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Some people use the threat of guilt as a motivator. Some use guilt to keep them playing small and avoid taking risks. Guilt itself is self-sabotage.

One of the debilitating side effects of self-sabotaging with self-medication is feeling guilty. We’ve talked about it a little this week in the 5 Day Challenge to End Self Sabotage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spiritual students often believe that suffering and martyrdom are somehow holy. Suffering and martyrdom are the OPPOSITE of holy. Suffering and martyrdom are pure ego.

It’s our responsibility to take good care of ourselves, and keep our wellspring of energy, radiance and luminosity full. There are no extra points for running on empty. No one can do this for us – this is ours to do. If you feel guilty taking good care of yourself, consider this: If you live in service to the Light, then everything you do to make sure you are a brightly shining Light brings benefit to all. It’s not selfish to take good care of yourself, it’s another act of service to the Light!

What can you do today to care for yourself with excellence? Love is the healer and self-care is healing! The most healing thing I know is an effective spiritual practice, which always includes Self-Love!

Jump In: My FREE 5 Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
5 Day Challenge

MONDAY – FRIDAY, January 7 to 11

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

My gift to you – no cost – come join me!

Click now:
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Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

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. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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Self-Medication is Resistance to Awakening

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

It can seem as though our feelings will overwhelm us and that we could actually die from feeling our feelings when there’s a lot of hurt, anger, fear, and pain. And some times people do seem to get stuck in a feeling.

An alternative to feeling our feelings is denial. Another alternative is to deaden ourselves with self-medication.

Self-medication is for  the purpose of helping us to avoid feeling our feelings. Self-medication is self-sabotage which is for the purpose of slowing down our spiritual growth to a more manageable pace.

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life. I talk with a lot of spiritual students and this thought is SO common. We were just talking about it yesterday in the 5 Day Challenge to End Self Sabotage.

I can recall feeling sad and sorry for myself and keeping that going for a long time.

I can remember feeling angry and resentful and feeding that fire for a longtime.

I’ve felt confused and frightened and struggled with that feeling for years.

Must of us have fallen into these traps of feelings – however, it’s not the feelings that put us in the black hole stuck in an unpleasant feeling – it’s our thoughts and beliefs.

First comes your belief.

Your beliefs magnetize into your awareness thoughts that are congruent with that belief.

When you start thinking those thoughts that are congruent with your belief you’ll have a chance to really examine the belief and discover the pain and suffering it inevitably causes to believe it.

What’s the alternative?
Truth.
Truth is liberation from suffering.

When you don’t allow yourself to feel your feelings you get stuck in the thoughts without getting enough insight and clarity to move through it and see the lack of value in the thought.

Feel your feelings.
Discover what you’re actually thinking.
You’ll realize what it is you truly believe.
Trade it for the Truth.

Your Higher Holy Spirit Self knows the way out of suffering if you’re willing to follow. It requires giving up your. judgments, opinions and habits of self-medicating. That is the cost of Freedom.

To have Freedom we have to give up our suffering. Are you willing?

Who will we be if we suffered no more? Do we need to suffer because we feel that it’s part of our identity?

How would we invest our precious energy if everything in our life felt good?

When we know the answer to these questions we’re a lot closer to our Freedom!

Fortunately, when we’re willing, the means will appear. When we’re willing to have courage to look within, the moment arrives. Our feelings point the way to our awakening. In truth, we’re so blessed. Thank God we can learn to receive our blessings!

Willingness, not will power, is healing of all resistance!

Jump In: My FREE 5 Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
5 Day Challenge

MONDAY – FRIDAY, January 7 to 11

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

My gift to you – no cost – come join me!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

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. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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

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Wasting Time

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life. I talk with a lot of spiritual students, and this thought is SO common. We were just talking about it yesterday in the 5 Day Challenge to End Self Sabotage.

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. 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 it. 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 have 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.

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!

End My Self-Sabotage
5 Day Challenge

MONDAY – FRIDAY, January 7 to 11

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

My gift to you – no cost – come join me!

Click now:
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Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

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. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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

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Addicted to Fantasy

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Today’s a big day! I’m launching my 5-Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage. There’s no charge to participate and we’re going to focus on self-medication. Please come join me.

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

People don’t talk about it so much, so I thought I’d share about the differences between vision and fantasy. There’s a profound difference between vision and fantasy. I love A Course in Miracles teachings because they are so helpful. One thing they make clear is that the hero in the fantasy is always the body. If, in your fantasy of having a fabulous career, you envision yourself as a body, receiving praise, money, adoration, etc., then you can be sure that’s a fantasy.

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

Understanding the difference between vision and fantasy, is very valuable. One is a valuable tool and the other is a form of self-medication. Vision is a very different energetic than fantasy. Fantasy is a drug for the ego. Vision is a beautiful Divine Insight.

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack. Vision lifts us up into communion with Spirit and a willingness to receive insight and Clarity. What do you prefer? Expansion or addiction? Fantasy is often an addiction.

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

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

STARTS TODAY: My FREE 5-Day Challenge program to end Self-sabotage and Self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
5 Day Challenge

MONDAY – FRIDAY, January 7 to 11

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

My gift to you – no cost – come join me!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

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. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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

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Will Power vs Willingness

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

I’m up in Maine and it’s snowing here – a gentle, sweet snow and I’m so grateful. I really love the changes of seasons, and in every season, there are usually some days that we wish it were different.

One day up here on Deer Isle, when I was living here in the early 90’s after I’d left New York, we had a cold snap and it was the coldest I’d ever experienced in my life. 20 degrees below zero. For you Celsius fans that’s about -29.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It just depends on what we’re interested in.
That’s what determines our focus.
It’s never what’s happening “out there”.
It’s always about what’s happening inside.

Transformation is an inside job.

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

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

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

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

  1. Love
  2. Self-forgiveness
  3. Willingness

Since it’s a brand new year, and it still has that lovely new year smell to it, I’m offering something I call my 5 Day Challenge to End Self-Sabotage starting tomorrow – it’s a gift to the community to inspire and support folks in keeping a healthy, happy new year momentum going.

And one of the things we’ll be talking about is WILL POWER vs WILLINGNESS. It has been SO helpful to me to understand the difference, and then apply that wisdom to my life.

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

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

Resolutions require willpower.
Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification.

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

For the moment, we can pause the addictive behaviors with willpower.
But we all know that stopping the behavior isn’t a healing.
As A Course in Miracles teaches us, all healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

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

Many people obsessively self-medicate as a way to escape how they feel. I’ve certainly done WAY more than my fair share of that. Willpower does NOTHING to eliminate that issue – it only intensifies it.

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

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

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

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.
It seems so simple, and quite frankly, too easy, but neither is accurate.

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

Instead you willFULLY, self-destructed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STARTS MONDAY: A new FREE 5 Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me on Monday!

Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 14
My Masterful Living Course supports people in establishing an effective spiritual practice. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart. This is what works to undo these chains that bind us to keep repeating the past. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if Masterful Living is right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

New Year’s Reboot replay is already available. If you’ve already registered for Masterful Living 2019 this is a bonus class and you’ll receive it automatically.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, and addiction. Many have gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them, even chronic pain seems to disappear for many.

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. 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.

Let’s heal the past and live a life we LOVE! Let’s ROCK this new year! Class begins January 14 – please register now!

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

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Snarky

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

I used to offer the world a constant stream of snarky comments. It’s a defense against intimacy and connection. It’s a sign of insecurity. I’ve learned that the more secure I feel in God’s Love for me, the less I make sarcastic comments. Most of the time I don’t even think of them anymore.

I used to be SO tweaked by insecure people. Whenever I was around someone who acted in an insecure way, I would feel so uncomfortable I could hardly stand it. It took me a long time to realize why I was so bothered. Now, I get it.

#1 – I was bothered by my own judgments of insecure people. Myself, I was so insecure that the idea of hanging out with insecure people was more than I could handle. I was so completely rejecting my own insecurity, and so afraid of it, that I couldn’t handle anyone else’s insecurity.

#2 – Often, insecure people aren’t trustworthy because they don’t feel safe. They will do things out of fear, to protect themselves, and they can feel like a wildcard at times. Unpredictable.

However, I’ve since learned that offering compassion to insecure people is the way to go. Extending my heart even when they’re snarky and wearing their insecurity “on their sleeve.”

It’s easy to extend compassion now, because most insecure people (and this was me!!) don’t realize that the insecurity is coming from the inside, and so they’re trying to compensate for it by accomplishing things in the world, and that doesn’t work, so it just leads to an even greater insecurity. Ugh.

Again, the answer is compassion. Compassion is loving understanding and Love is the great healer. Love never fails. Forgiveness plays a great part, too. I had to forgive myself for ALL the years of unkind and snarky remarks that made my relationships so difficult.

Self-forgiveness is a great liberator. Don’t delay! Go for it today!

THIS WEEKEND: I’m offering my 3-part online workshop for everyone to come and get some lasting relief! It’s my gift to you – register now and bring a friend!

Forgive & Be Free LIVE 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 and join us for a year of speed-healing and expansion, deepening our spiritual practice, and opening our hearts to RECEIVE the support of Spirit that is ALWAYS there for us.

My Masterful Living Course helps people establish an effective spiritual practice. It’s a yearlong, course so we can do it together. It’s alive in us and unfolds through us, together and individually. It’s not intellectual. It’s from the heart.

ENDS DECEMBER 31: The early bird special for Masterful Living Course 2019 is on right now. You can talk with a Spiritual Counselor to see if it’s right for you right now. There’s no charge. Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call.

Consider joining me – we start in 7 days! With my New Year’s Day class – New Year’s Reboot – it’s open to anyone, and is a free bonus class for everyone in Masterful Living.

In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed these self-destructive habits such as rehearsing disappointment, failure, depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them.

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.

Taking action to break the patterns of depression is a powerful step toward healing!

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

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Right and Wrong

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Can you feel it? The Christ Light is pouring into this world, and it’s such a time for healing. It may not feel that way to you. It may feel unpleasant and difficult. If so, know that the challenges are to support you in choosing Love and Light. When times are tough, it’s a time for great healing, and we can maximize it by invoking Divine Grace and Goodness.

Many of these patterns that are coming up for healing have to do with right and wrong.

There’s a pervasive thought pattern in our world that is about deciding who is right and who is wrong, who are the winners and who are the losers. (And don’t we love to gather the evidence?) Judgment is a weapon. At times it can feel like a very effective weapon—or so I used to think. Now I know that if I walk around brandishing a weapon, I’m looking for a fight and I’ll find one. I’m not interested in fighting anymore.

I really don’t need to fight for Freedom.

If I’m willing to live the truth then I know it: I am already free.

Knowing that I am free, I can take flight on the wings of Love.

We raise our children in this culture of judgment. We teach the ways of judging to them when they’re little bitty babies: Throwing the food on the floor is WRONG. They hear us talk to the dog: “BAD doggie, BAD.” We show them how to make the right decisions, to look at the other people who are doing it wrong and say, “Bad people, BAD!” We do this so they won’t get hurt by taking up with the bad people. Right?

It used to be when I argued with someone, I approached it like a battle. I used every verbal weapon I had to make them wrong. I needed to be right! Being right made me a better person. (All the winners agreed on that.) Every day I needed proof that I was a better person. It was exhausting.

When I decided to follow Gandhi and King, I put down my weapons of judgment. I’ve come to a place where I can have a disagreement with someone and I can watch carefully any desire I have to be right. Instead of following that desire, I can agree to disagree.

In fact, I don’t even have to get angry! This has been a huge relief. It may not make me a better person, but it feels better, because I don’t have battles any more. Putting down my weapons has made every day victory day. Who won? Everyone.

Today I focus on how I use words and moods as weapons, and I voluntarily disarm myself. I’ve decided to live in a world without battles and wars. I cultivate a life without weapons. My daily personal practice of nonviolence moves my life and the whole world in a direction of Peace.

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

I can tell you that, as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me 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!

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

Forgive & Be Free LIVE 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.

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.

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Freedom from Pain

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

There are different types of pain: physical, emotional, and mental, to name the most obvious.

I’ve had had excruciating physical torment, but emotional pain seemed worse to me. And, I’ve had my share of mental pain that came from obsessive compulsive thinking that was torturous.

What sometimes happens when we’re in pain is that, we can become desperate to end it, and start looking for all kinds of solutions in the world. Here’s where A Course in Miracles can really help us, because it reminds us that pain actually comes from having a wrong perspective. Solutions in the world of form aren’t going to change our perspective.

As I’ve said before: If you try to solve a problem without Love, you’ll still have a problem.

Problems them selves are a wrong perspective. Partnering UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self is the way out of that challenge.

However, sometimes when we’re in pain we just become overwhelmed and implode. It’s challenging to realize that there are options for healing and upliftment when we’re overwhelmed.

Overwhelm comes from believing that we have to handle things on our own. When we forget that there’s an invisible field of pure loving support, then we’re going to become confused by our own viewpoint on things.

When confusion enters my mind, I think of the quote from Proverbs 3 in the Holy Bible:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

We become attached and enamored of the meaning we’ve made of things, and then we can’t let it go, even though it causes us pain. The way out of this difficulty is to hand it over to Spirit for sorting and healing.

The way out of all difficulty is to trust the Lord with all our heart, and to take a big step back from our own interpretations and simply look for the opportunities to be loving, kind, patient and forgiving.

There’s a freedom in having this simple practice be part of our daily spiritual practice. What once was very difficult will become quite manageable.

Self-forgiveness dissolves self-inflicted pain. It doesn’t matter what kind of pain people are suffering from, I’ve seen it has been dissolved through the practice of forgiveness. How about that for a motivator! There’s so much healing that we’ve witnessed. We can take dominion over the mind, claim our Freedom and move on. That’s what forgiveness allows us to experience.

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

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me 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!

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

Forgive & Be Free LIVE 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.

TODAY RADIO SHOW:my topic is Using Truth to Find Freedom From PainYou 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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Actively Healing

Monday, December 17th, 2018

During stressful times and holiday times, old patterns come up for healing – and don’t we know it!! These triggers are a benefit to us, because we’re actively interested in our healing. Right?

This past week in Masterful Living we were talking about the ways in which we reject the answered prayer, because we’re not prepared to receive it.

What I’ve recognized is, that if I pray to be more willing, and I partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, then I can be instantly made more receptive.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough, then you might find my Forgive & Be Free class helpful. It’s my gift to you.

When there are healing opportunities available to us and we don’t choose them — instead, repeating the past, we begin to feel discouraged and downtrodden, but we may not know why.

When our Spirit is working so intently to support us in having the breakthroughs we desire, and we choose to ignore them or let them pass us by, it eats away at our self-esteem.

Even if we don’t even consciously have awareness that we’re sabotaging ourselves, deep down we can sense it. We can hide from the truth, but it’s still there.

Healing isn’t intellectual.
Healing is through our inner communion with Spirit AND our conscious willingness to let the patterns go, even if we don’t fully understand them.

Extending Love is healing.
Reading books is not.

Not that reading books is bad – not at all – but it’s not enough.

A Course in Miracles is crystal clear about how we bring on our healing breakthrough to live a happy and harmonious life. Still, many people study ACIM and other spiritual teachings without actually applying the teachings, and so they don’t receive the healing benefits.
Information isn’t healing. Spiritual practice is healing.

Let’s all make the most of the holiday healing that is available to us! Enough with hell! Let’s choose Heaven today!

The more I share about forgiveness, the more I remember the truth.
The more I remember the truth, the more I see how alike we are, and how encouraging it is to live life in a way that is spiritually productive and liberating.

Forgive & Be Free LIVE 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.

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My Christmas Miracle!

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

We are so much alike, you and I. This is what I am learning ever more clearly each moment of each day. It’s because we are one and the same. Although the details at the surface look different, and even feel different, underneath there is this great sameness.

Life is such a strange and interesting thing.

Last night, I went to see the play Apologia on Broadway. The story is of a mother, played by Stockard Channing (whom I LOVE as the First Lady in West Wing), and her two grown sons. It’s a story of a catharsis in their dysfunctional family.

Watching this painful drama unfold, and observing the emotional flailing of their personalities, as well as the Love that they have for each other and the confusion of it all, I had the thought, “Life is so hard.” Being dysfunctional is so painful.

Yesterday, in my Forgive & Be Free live video workshop, I was sharing that I never imagined that forgiveness could bring me the life-changing results that it has. I truly would not have known it was possible, had I not proved it to myself.

I’m so glad I didn’t delay the miracles any longer!

The more functional I am, the more Joy I feel in life.
Forgiveness is the one thing that has brought me to that place.
Forgiveness is the one thing that opens my heart to really sharing Love.
Yesterday, after the workshop, I got caught up in prep for today’s follow up, and I completely forgot that I had a small window of time to get to the train station to go to NYC. I was taking my BFF, Chere, to the theatre for her birthday and, as it was, we’d not have time to meet for even a coffee before.

Suddenly, I realized, “OH NO! I have to get to the train!” I grabbed my coat and jumped in the car.

If you remember last Sunday’s “Shot of Spiritual Espresso”, you might recall that I took my niece, Olivia, to the theatre last weekend for her birthday. We took the bus, and were 30 minutes late to the theatre because the traffic was so horrendous. I didn’t wish to experience that again, so I was taking the train this time.

Only, I missed it. While I was walking from the car to the platform, the train came and went. I missed it by 60 seconds. I went back to my car, said a prayer and started driving.

Normally, at that time on a Saturday, it might take 45 minutes to get in to the city. It took about 1:10. But then, once I got into the city, it took about 30 minutes to go 10 blocks.

I knew I’d probably have to pay for parking. The chances of finding a great parking space in the Theatre District at showtime on a Saturday night, at Christmas, is about as good as winning the lottery.

As I drove across 46th street, I knew there would be many parking garages. I saw one that charged $6.50 per 30 minutes (plus tax of course) and I knew to keep going to find one closer to my destination, as Chere was standing in the lobby waiting for me. Across from the theatre, there was one for $10.50 per 30 minutes. If we went for a bite after theatre, the tab would be in the neighborhood of $80 for parking. Well, so be it. I’d rather be peaceful than bothered by money.

My intuition said to drive one more block.
I thought it was because the parking might be in the $6 range if I went a bit further.
It wasn’t. So, I started to turn into the parking garage there that was also $10.50, when I saw, right there, opposite the parking garage, a completely free legal spot with more than enough room for my car. Sweet!

It’s a Christmas miracle! My own non-judgment is the miracle – not the saved $80

Now, I did call to the angels ahead of time as I was driving to NYC and I said, “If it’s the highest and best, please find me a spot on the street that’s good and safe.” No attachment.

For me, the constant keys to living a joyful life are:

No attachment.
No judgment. (Which would be an attachment.)
Surrender, trust, extend kindness, patience, generosity and compassion.
Be receptive.

I didn’t think that I couldn’t find a spot. I was open-minded about it.
I didn’t know what anything was for, but I was definitely being guided to drive to the city and park, so I went with it. It wasn’t my plan, but that didn’t matter.

My goal is to be truly helpful and to be “Joy-full” all along the way.

I must point out that I didn’t have a single thought that I’d done something wrong.

Nothing was wrong when I completely forgot about my evening plans when I was wrapping up after the workshop.
Nothing was wrong when I missed the train.
Nothing was wrong when I was sitting in that bumper-to-bumper traffic for an hour and 15 minutes.

Everything is perfectly perfect and, so are we.
We can have Christ Miracles every day.
All day long – it’s how we’re meant to live.
It’s how we’re designed to live our lives.

The more I share about forgiveness, the more I remember the truth.
The more I remember the truth, the more I see how alike we are, and how encouraging it is to live life in a way that is spiritually productive and liberating.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Eliminating Fear

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Fear can be like a termite infestation. If termites were eating your house, how long would you let it go before you did something different?

Getting rid of fear is easier than you think! It does require your focused attention. If you’re living in fear, then give yourself a break – stop working in the world of form in order to manage, control, and manipulate your circumstances and situations, your relationships, and finances into being a certain way in order to eliminate fear. That does not work. It’s the slow-drip method, and it’s no longer a viable option for us. Be willing to work in the invisible – in your thoughts.

When we work in the invisible field of mind, instead of pushing density in the world of form, life gets a whole lot easier. I know, for myself and many people, the habit of pushing density is so ingrained, we don’t even realize that we’re designed to live a miraculous life. We just keep pushing and pushing. It’s exhausting.

Sometimes I feel that part of why so many people are on anti-depressants is because they’re Light Workers who are still pushing density, still thinking that they’re deprived of the life they are designed for, not realizing no one is depriving them but themselves. I can relate to that, because I’d feel a great despair, I felt deprived, and loads of self-judgment. I felt like a spiritual failure.

Let’s eliminate the root causes of fear.

Here’s a basic tip: Judging, complaining, and criticizing always produces fear. Always. If you’re sincere about wishing to live a life where you’re not motivated by fear anymore, then give up judging, complaining and criticizing. If that feels too hard to do, then you are not willing.

If you’re not willing, then your faith is in your own judgment. How much longer will you suffer before you have enough motivation to be willing to focus your attention on replacing the judging, complaining, and criticizing with loving, praising, allowing and appreciating? If you’re not sure, then decide. Give yourself a deadline. Don’t let the termites just eat your house.

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, 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.

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

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me TOMORROW 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!

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

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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.

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Vision

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

One time, in my yearlong Masterful Living Course, we were having a very powerful dialogue about healing the feeling of aversions in our relationships. I feel so blessed and grateful for the deep sharing we have together, and the ever-increasing willingness for us to have healing. We’re all learning to ALLOW the healing at the deepest levels.

It takes tremendous willingness to recognize the healing opportunity that is before us when we feel frustrated, irritated, distrustful, worried, confused, angry, jealous, guilty, ashamed or upset in any way. That’s right. Any form the upset takes is an indicator that a miraculous healing opportunity is being presented to us, if we have the courage to rely upon Spirit to guide us through.

I’ve experienced paralyzing fear turned into miraculously deepening faith and trust because of my willingness. In this way, anyone’s willingness brings everyone benefit – all boats rise on this tide of Love. In this way, we can be heroic.

This is the time we’ve waited for, and it’s the personal healing activation that we are hear to anchor and bring forth for all beings.

Our willingness to be a loving presence is an active practice of faith and trust. Our willingness naturally displays a belief in Spirit, that our healing is possible – and that shift in consciousness allows the miraculous vision to come forth.

If we had no belief, no trust at all, we wouldn’t be able to have much healing. Miracles would only be for special people. Miracles are, in a sense, “contagious.” Our trust, faith and belief are healing activators that can restore the miraculous mindset to anyone’s life.

And that’s what we are, healing activators. If we’re willing, Spirit will do the heavy lifting, show us the way, remove the obstacles, lift and carry us. In this way, we are the living demonstration of Faith, Belief & Vision all while we’re learning how to have these precious qualities of God.

Trust and willingness are really one in the same. In A Course in Miracles we’re told that trust is the #1 characteristic of the teachers of God, upon which everything else rests. We’re also told that our willingness is all that is required. You cannot have willingness without trust, and you can’t have trust without willingness. Together they call the healing into miraculous expression.

Vision arises out of trust and willingness Trust and willingness go together, and they dissolve the appearance of obstacles so we can see with Divine Vision.

Our willingness to hold a higher vision of Unity and Love is like a lightening rod for God’s goodness to flow into our life. At times it may seem as though we’re being tested in our ability to have faith and believe in the vision of Love for our lives. While it seems like testing, it’s really strengthening exercises, perfectly design to support us.

When we’re willing to have a high aspiration, to cultivate willingness and practice patience, kindness, generosity and compassion, we are a healing presence in this world.

Because our mind is the Mind of God, when we change our mind about the world, the world changes and becomes a more peaceful place. Let’s learn to rejoice that we can change our mind.

When there seems to be a difficulty or an impasse in our relationships, let’s gratefully go first and move into forgiveness, non-judgment, and a great willingness with trust in Spirit. Let’s live as healing activators for the whole human race and the Earth! Let’s start today!

We work in the invisible.
We stop pushing density by trying to make things happen in form.
We do our practice at the level of the mind and all beings are lifted this day!

#1 priority is forgiving ourselves for thinking we are sinners who are being punished. ENOUGH! We’re doing the forgiveness work for all humanity. This is ours to do!

Come jump start the forgiveness with me this weekend!

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

Please join me THIS weekend 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!

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

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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.

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Happiness

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Many people feel that they want to get some things from Spirit. We’d like improvements in our life. We’d like our prayers to be answered. We’d like Spirit to give us the things we think will make us happy. This is all completely understandable.

What about desiring to be fully released from all belief in sin? Is that on our list?

If you believed it were possible, would you ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to release you from the belief that you’ve made mistakes and sinned? Would you choose to remember you are already as holy as holy can be? Would you go for the highest possibility of healing that you can have?

Many times, people are wishing and hoping for the things that they think will make them happy when, in reality, they have no idea what will make them happy. They focus on what they think will make them happy as a way of not really looking at what will truly make them happy.

In my experience, the thing that makes me happy is cultivating the ability to be present to the presence of Love in my life, and having no other false gods before Love. Making Love the priority brings me Joy, and it certainly brings a great group of very different choices – all of which bring me healing from a belief in sin, lack, and limitation.

In a sense, we could say that the greatest sin is to believe that we’re sinners, less than perfect, and we deserve to be punished.

When we can give up thinking that we are being punished or we will be punished, we can let go of the habit of keeping sin alive. This benefits all. And, it brings great happiness.

We do our practice at the level of the mind, and all beings are lifted this day! #1 priority is forgiving ourselves for thinking we are sinners who are being punished. ENOUGH! We’re doing the forgiveness work for all humanity. This is ours to do!

Come jump start with me this weekend!

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

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me THIS weekend 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!

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.

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Strength

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Last night in Masterful Living class we were talking about a quandary we’ve all experienced. We understand that change and healing can be simple. We get that spiritual practice can be clear and concise – and yet, we all have found that we’ve struggled, because it’s simple but not easy.

Simple but not easy. Okay, but WHY?

The short answer is “Because we’re attached to our point of view.”

Have you ever gotten SO upset because you were right about how wrong someone was? Or maybe you just were so attached to making someone see your perspective and admit they were wrong?

These are examples of the fact that we can see it’s simple to just let go and move on, and yet we cannot do it, and it seems SO HARD.

I used to be like a dog with a bone about EVERYTHING.

It was exhausting.

Now, I don’t wish to have that energetic anywhere in my life, and definitely not in my heart. Now, I’m a lover, not a fighter.

I’ve shifted because of releasing so many attachments. Giving up the attachments is a healing power and presence that we barely know exists!

It seems hard when we try to do it by ourselves.
It’s easy when we REALLY allow the Higher Holy Spirit Self to transform it.

We give them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing, and we set ourselves free. A Course in Miracles tells us, Spirit will “undo all the consequences of our wrong decisions if we ALLOW it.” I’m big on allowing the healing.

When we feel weak and defensive, we’ve got strong attachments. The weakness and the defensiveness can feel so demoralizing and demeaning. It seems as though the fear and weakness feed on each other. Counting and polishing our grievances certainly escalates the issue.

In order to FEEL free, we must be willing to let go off our attachment to outcome. This usually requires Self-Love. Our Self-Love motivates us and supports us in letting go of the need to be right and make others wrong.

It takes strength and fortitude to be compassionate and caring. Therein lies the rub! To get to the compassionate caring heart we must be forgiving. Amen to that! Let’s end this year with tremendous healing, and forgive everything while we can, without delay! That’s what strength is for. Strength is for transforming our lives, because our hearts are fiercely compassionate.

Come jump start with me this weekend!

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

I can tell you that as I focused on having happy healthy relationships, my Abundance has increased. I’m not the only one. It really does work. Please join me NEXT weekend 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!

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.

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

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