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When Hurt Leads to Healing

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOW! What a brilliant idea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We’re here to answer that call.

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

And don’t we all do that, so often?

We can go the other way.

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

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

Allowing, being willing, that’s the key.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Or maybe we don’t believe it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All are worthy of Love.

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

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

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

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Love Is the Authority

Saturday, January 25th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Breaking the Shame Hangover Habit

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

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

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

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

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

Struggle no more!

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

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

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

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

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

Vision is a very different energy than fantasy.

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

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2020: Our Best Year Ever

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Today’s the day, and NOW is the time. The concept of “someday” in the future, is an old paradigm that we can put aside now.

I LOVE this new year, new decade day!

It makes me so happy to feel this global energy of rebooting into the opportunity of this new year.

I’m completely STOKED for this new year, this new decade, and the opportunity we have to turn the page, to wipe the slate, and begin again.

As an A Course in Miracles student, one of the great benefits of this mind-training is that we learn that ALL suffering comes from looking at the present moment through the lens of the past.

I can recall how my mind was obsessed with anticipating experiencing the hurts and pains of the past, in the future. I would go into many situations and conversations, expecting to be disappointed.

Think about this: an expectation is a disappointment waiting to happen.
Well, what about when your expectation is that you will be disappointed?
In my case, the expectations were met, I WAS disappointed, and then I’d have that self-righteous feeling of “I knew it all along. This world cannot be trusted.”

And yet, “this world” was completely showing up for me just as I wished it would.

I was learning the most potent lesson of response-ability. I am responsible for what I see and everything is just as I wish it to be.

I believed that there was something wrong with me and life proved it to me day in and day out.

I gave up that belief and life began proving to me that I am perfect just as I am and I no longer needed any expectations and certainly none about being disappointed. Paradigm shift.

We can actually drop the false beliefs.
We can hand them over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and liberate from the pain of the past.

It does take real effort to give up our attachments to our view of the world and our view of ourselves in this world.

And, it is SO worth it!

Sometimes it feels to me that one of the great blessings we have and don’t take full advantage of is leaving the past behind, for GOOD. For our own good, we can let the past go. We can lay the burden down, but the trick is to NOT PICK IT BACK UP AGAIN.

Sometimes in our classes or on retreats, people begin to feel disoriented in their lives because their beliefs are changing so fast they aren’t sure who they are anymore. When they lean on the Higher Holy Spirit Self, there’s a recalibration that happens and a quantum leap of consciousness happens.

Then there’s no sliding back.
There’s real progress.
There’s true healing.
And we begin again from this new place.

It’s like climbing a staircase of mastery.
The real work happens not in the leap to the next step,
the leap happens when we incorporate our leap into our life.
That’s the path of mastery.

I love this day of starting anew.

I love to take the entire first month of the year to really get clear about my direction for the rest of the year.

It’s so valuable to take the time to relinquish that which no longer serves, to take stock, to consciously choose what our life is going to be out. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and it’s been tremendously helpful to me.

People often remark to me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s not because I’m special or a superwoman, it’s really because I’m clear about my intentions, aspirations, and goals.

I put real energy and effort, time and attention into being clear so that I’m not investing my precious energy into negativity, or into things that don’t support my spiritual goals as well as my life goals.

And I LOVE it! It’s fun for me!

On our own, it can be really challenging to hold a vision for our life. And that’s why I like to gather people together so we can hold the vision for each other and with each other in community.

We rise together.
And it works.
We ARE miraculous!

Power of Love Ministry, the non-profit I founded in 2013, offers many free forms of support, including classes, my ACIM podcast, and daily inspiration, daily prayer and much more. We also have our Masterful Living community which has grown out of my year-long class that I started offering in 2009.

I never imagined I’d offer Masterful Living a second year.

And now we’re starting year 12.

This community is extraordinary.
We are doing the deep forgiveness work of forgiving ourselves for having built a false identity of being not enough, and unlovable.

We’re forgiving ourselves for projecting our belief in unlovability, sin, and punishment onto our precious brothers and sisters.

We’re looking at the most intense patterns of separation and we’re FULLY releasing them and releasing a flow of Love in our lives that spreads out over everyone in our lives and transforms them as well.

We’re changing our mind about the world and watching the world change around us.

We’re incredibly courageous, and here’s why:

Every single one of us, when we began, we believed that we would fail.
Each and every one of us believed we would fail, that we didn’t have what it takes and we couldn’t succeed because we were weak – but we ventured forward anyway.

Today, I have my New Year Reboot class. It’s a foundational class for everyone in Masterful Living 2020 and part of the curriculum, but you can join us if you’re interested in doing this work with us. It’s a chance to get a taste for what we’re doing this year.

In my New Year’s Reboot class TODAY January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping. We can only do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW.

Are you ALL IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us? Your willingness is all that’s required.

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

To me, this new year, this new decade feels like the best ever! I’m excited about it!

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

Every day I offer my shot of Spiritual Espresso. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. My Prayer for Today is for Having the Courage to Let the Past Go. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

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

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

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

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

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Following Divine Direction

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have.

For many years I did a silent retreat for several days in the new year, and it made me learn to LOVE the new year.

I have learned so much about the power of being able to do focused spiritual practice at this time.

It has made such a difference in the last 20 years of my life that I’ve been doing spiritual practice at this time of year, specifically for setting myself up for a GREAT year.

One thing I’ve seen is that many people really skimp on how they lay a foundation for their new year. They skimp, but they don’t have to – it’s a combination of a couple of things that keeps them from going ALL-IN for Spirit.

1 – They just don’t believe it will make any difference.

This is so common. Many people feel that no matter what they do, it won’t work for them, so why bother?

2 – They don’t know WHAT to do that will really be effective

People feel they have flipped and flopped in previous years, they haven’t found something effective, and so, once again, why bother?

3 – UNWORTHINESS

Once again, our sense of unworthiness gets in the way of our happiness. This happens again and again – and BTW, if you were in Masterful Living in 2019 when we started this fabulous undoing unworthiness work, we’re going to continue again in 2020. I’m so psyched for this healing we’re bringing forth!

Can you see and feel that it takes real willingness, real courage and a true desire to burst through these patterns of unworthiness and apathy?

It’s all self-sabotage.
It’s all resistance and reluctance.

The only thing to resist is Love.

There is a Divine Direction and Inspiration that’s available to us in every moment.

My Masterful Living Course is about tuning into it. It’s about realizing that we are worth the “bother.” And, we CAN succeed. So much is possible for us.

We don’t have to play games of self-delusion anymore. We can learn through Joy. We can set ourselves free! What a relief.

Spiritual practice is a constant relief from the darkness that is so sticky.

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

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

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

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

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Going “ALL-IN”

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have.

I’ve learned the power of decision. And it’s so powerful when we begin a new year with a clear decision of what our year is going to be about. I was sharing yesterday that I remember one year I decided to stop working for money and to begin working only for Love. It was a real turning point for me. My life changed in a major way then.

Let 2020 be the year that you are ALL-IN for Love!

Making the decision to be ALL-IN may feel daunting, impossible and too challenging, but we can shift that perspective so that we can actually choose to go for it.

For me, being ALL-IN means that I’m truly doing the best I can at each moment to choose Love.

Sometimes I fall short, but then I have the opportunity to start all over again, and I begin by choosing not to judge myself for having been less than loving only a moment ago.

Being ALL-IN doesn’t mean getting it “perfect” in each moment, it means holding the intention to be loving and choosing Love as much as possible. I used to think that it would be so hard, but it’s actually far easier than having a lot of worries, doubt, and fear.

It took me quite a while to recognize that every time I choose to judge and to attack, no matter how subtle it might seem, I will feel that attack thought boomerang back to me in the form of my own self-doubt and fear.

The less judgment I have, the more peaceful I am.

The more I choose to give up my attachments to my judgments, my beliefs, and the need to be right, the less fear and worry I experience and the more Joy I feel.

Now, I’m trying to remember why I was so dang interested in being right – it didn’t make me happy. Being loving is what makes me happy.

2020 is the year that I’m choosing to double down on my commitment to be ALL-IN for Love.

Care to join me? Let’s go for it!

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

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

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

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

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Healing the Fear to Look Within

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

What is the most wonderful thing you’ve EVER done for yourself? For me, I am clear that the very best thing I’ve ever done for myself is to deepen my spiritual practice to include prayer, and also to release the judgments that used to run and rule my life. (Note: I must confess I still have more judgments to let go of. Onward and upward!)

I’ve been a Spiritual Counselor for nearly 20 years, and one of the things I’ve encountered again and again with spiritual students is a sense of hopelessness.

Yes, you read that right. Hopelessness among spiritual students is a bit of a secret. People don’t like to talk about it, because feeling destitute isn’t very spiritual.

Waking up with a feeling of dread for the day, or for life itself, isn’t very spiritual – or so we think – but it IS quite common.

Also, spiritual students don’t like to talk about their feelings of hopelessness because they feel like a failure.

And then there’s the fear of making it worse by talking about it. (What you think about you bring about. Yikes!)

Burying our feelings isn’t healing and it isn’t helpful

Fortunately, there’s a way of talking about our feelings that’s healing.

I like to call it “Bringing it to the Light.”

When we can talk about the worst of times, the deep fears and self-judgments, the very most devastating experiences with someone who has true compassion, great loving, and understanding, then the festering wound can be exposed to the Light of healing and restoration. The pattern can dissolve.

And, very importantly, we can harvest the learning.

We don’t really learn from books – we learn from our life.
When we have a strong spiritual practice of non-judgment and forgiveness, every day brings beautiful and helpful learning.

I know A LOT about this because I’ve been practicing it for more than 20 years.

This profound healing that can take place through being able to bring to the Light our darkest fears and disappointments is the Power of Love operating in our hearts and minds. It’s the gift we can give to another and it’s the gift we can share.

When we have healing, everyone has healing, because all minds are joined.

All boats rise on this tide of Love and Light.

It’s at this time of year that I’m feeling how many people are avoiding taking stock us that we have a “fear to look within.” We think we’re afraid of what we might see.

But it’s not that. That’s only the appearance.

The real issue is the judgments of what we might see that are so painful and hurtful – and that’s what we’re avoiding.

The thing is, I have yet to meet even one person who doesn’t feel they’re damaged goods in some way. I have yet to meet one person whose life experience doesn’t kick their butt – and HARD.

This is especially true of spiritual students, because we say we’re on a path of awakening but many of us are barely on it. Tiny little drips of progress, and it’s because we’ve decided that it’s too hard, that it’s too big, and we’re too small and too weak to attain to it.

Not true, but still we believe it, so it FEELS true.

This past week, a friend of mine passed away. His name is Laurence Bartlett and he was in class with me for a number of years. He was on a path of awakening and he was quite intent on it.

I remember at the end of his first year in Masterful Living we had our end of the year 1-on-1 check-in and he told me one of the best things he gained from the year in class was that now he felt like he got to keep his “a-ha’s.”

In the past, when he’d have a breakthrough insight it, would dissolve and fade as if it had never happened in the first place. Now, through his deepening practice in Masterful Living, he could hold onto his insights, and that meant a great deal to him.

Laurence is a remarkable person who didn’t lose sight of the goal of awakening. Even though things in his life were sometimes unbearably challenging, like the death of his partner, he kept this eye on the spiritual prize and it brought him so much benefit. I’m quite certain that Laurence has achieved his goal of awakening.

I don’t think he’ll have to incarnate again, unless he’d like to. What a gift to share with all humanity!

We are ALL on a path of awakening, and we can all be more firmly placed on it. The #1 thing for us to do is to give up the idea that it’s not possible for us. If it’s possible for anyone, it’s possible for everyone.

Each year in Masterful Living, people start the year firmly entrenched in the belief that it cannot work for them because they don’t have what it takes. It’s quite wonderful that often times the ones who have the most breakthroughs, shifts, and success are the same ones who were most entrenched in their feelings of lack and limitation. Victory!

Lack and limitation are false constructs that have no power.

Love is the only Power.

This year, let us collectively DECIDE to abandon this false belief of unworthiness and limitation. Let us commit to giving up the blame and guilt. Both beliefs are based on something that’s not true and will never be true.

It’s our job to make this decision to forgo the false.

One year I set my intention for the year to be “unbotherable”. It was challenging, but so worthwhile. In my New Year’s Reboot class on January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

We can do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW. Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping.

We must be vigilant, and we can be.

Have you ever been vigilant about something? Maybe, as a child, you wanted a new bicycle. Maybe you had a particular career in mind. Maybe there was a difficult exam. Maybe you had a personal best you were working towards.

Most of us have had something that we put our whole heart into, that wasn’t driven by ego, and we succeeded beyond what we’d hoped. That’s what I’m talking about.

Each year in Masterful Living, people have AMAZING results because the put their whole heart into it. It doesn’t mean that we don’t fall down. It means that we DO get up again. Falling down is part of the learning. It brings us humility, and we must have the humility to awaken from the ego dream.

Everything is part of the plan. We judge nothing in order to succeed.

Are you ALL-IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us?

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

Will you hold a vision of Love and healing for yourself this year?

Will you be that compassionate support to yourself and others, proving that Love is the only true healer?

What a great opportunity lies before us. We are so blessed to be on this adventure together!

Every day I offer “My Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. The Prayer for Today is for Holding A Vision of Love. We use technology to transcend time and space, and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation, and that’s beautiful to share!

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

Bonus classes start 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.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

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

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Confidence

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

We’re all healing deep-seated unworthiness beliefs. Each and every one of us. It’s this unworthiness that causes us to self-medicate, self-sabotage and resist living the life that we deeply desire to live. And that’s why it’s essential that we focus on healing this false belief. We cannot let it persist.

Self-esteem is flimsy, at best, for many people. You can tell by how easily they get upset how challenged their self-esteem is. For a long time, I was deluded into believing that my self-esteem was very high, but it actually wasn’t at all.

I had a lot of confidence in my self and my abilities, but I didn’t have great self-esteem.

There’s a difference.

I had proven that I was smart and capable, and that made me feel confident. However, I was often irritated and very judgmental, and that was a reflection of my lack of self-esteem.

Many believe they are suffering from low self-esteem. They seek to gain self-confidence in order to feel better about themselves. They must ask: What is the “self” that I am seeking to place confidence in?

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a book that is one of my all-time favorites: Peace Is Every Step. In there he writes, “The mind of love brings peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others. If love is in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.”

I have learned that the fastest path to true self-esteem and confidence has been to recognize that I AM One with the One.

I AM part of that stream of Divine Love Intelligence that is already perfect, whole and complete.

That is the origin of my self-esteem and confidence.

The nature of the lack of self-confidence comes from choosing to energize thoughts of separation from the Oneness. These are the thoughts of judgment, whether they are directed towards myself or others. Any lack of feeling good about myself came from being unwilling to place my trust in the Divine. If you do not trust God you will never feel good about yourself. If you do not Love your Higher Holy Spirit Self and seek to know it AS yourself, you will never know your true identity and you will always suffer from lack of self-esteem. That pain will never end.

True Self-confidence and Self-esteem cannot come from the size of our paycheck, the beauty of our features, or anything else in this world. When we place our trust and confidence in God, in our God Self, then we can remember our true identity. Placing your trust in the Divine, rather than your little self, you discover that you of yourself can do nothing worth doing. ALL Self-worth comes from discovering this.

When we are challenged in our relationships and think unloving thoughts, then our self-esteem and self-confidence take a nosedive. It’s amazing how quickly we can turn relationships around when we are willing to really learn about relating better and having harmonious relationships.

When we remember our Divinity and the Divinity of all life, then we can see and know and feel that ALL are worthy. When we’re willing to know that ALL are worthy, then we will absolutely know that we are worthy, too.

I’ve had a great deal of insight this year about this core belief of unworthiness that we all are healing together.

I AM willing to know that all are worthy. I place my trust in the Divine and remember that I AM worthy of God’s Love.

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

Bonus classes start 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.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

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

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Learning Happily

Friday, December 27th, 2019

If we’re friends on Facebook, I’d love to hear from you. Yesterday I asked what folks were feeling was the best gift of the year. It’s wonderful to see folks responses, and I hope you’ll add yours. You can click here to write something now.

I have learned the power of taking time to take stock and really look around my life. There are so many blessings for us all of the time, and when we are willing to really recognize them, we can see how many there are even in the midst of some really awful situations.

We can have a tendency to focus on what we don’t like, and that just brings more of the same. I was an expert in that! I really turned bad to worse so many days of my life by complaining about everything around me.

You see, I really truly believed that by cataloging all of the things I didn’t like, I was somehow protecting myself from more of the same. I had no idea that I was hurting myself and really impairing my happiness.

I believed that if I didn’t complain that there’d just be more and more of the same.

Of course, I believed that fantasy of protection EVEN THOUGH life was trying to teach me others. I was very keen to reject anything Spirit was teaching me that ran counter to my beliefs.

Now, I have a different perspective.
And, I have that different perspective and don’t feel shame or regret because I’ve forgiven myself for my choice to learn through suffering.

This is a big part of our curriculum in Masterful Living – learning through suffering can be optional. We cultivate a RELATIONSHIP with Spirit so that we’re no longer feeling on our own having to figure everything out.

Instead, we can receive direct insight from the Spirit.

We learn how to be guided and led.

It’s so much easier and it’s fun, as well as fulfilling. It just feels SO right.

We can learn through what feels right, and good, and true.

That’s called being a happy and joyous learner, and it’s great to be able to develop this skill. It’s what we do in Masterful Living.

Anyone can learn to live this way and transform the inner turmoil.

There are so many more wonderful ways to invest our time, energy, and money rather than spending it on managing to cope and survive.

This does take faith and trust, and that’s one of the keys to the curriculum as well. Trust is a major issue for most people, so we focus on building trust while developing our fatih.

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

Bonus classes start 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.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

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

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Ask and It is Given

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

One of the questions I ask Spirit on a regular basis is “How can I be more helpful?” I am interested in being more clear, more open, more available, and offering more assistance and support with the choice I make as the leader of the Power of Love Ministry, but also as a participant in life.

And Spirit responds. Spirit gives me such wonderful ideas and insights!

I recently shared a fundraising request on Facebook, to support our offering more free classes and services to those who are interested, and a couple of people reacted with attacks. They said I was begging for money.

This is something that does come up in the A Course in Miracles community. Some people are of the opinion that a non-profit organization shouldn’t ask for donations.

I’ve been an active spiritual student for about 35 years. And in all those years I’ve noticed there are two opposing thoughts that are very strong in spiritual circles, and they generate consistent conflict.

There’s the spiritual teaching of “Ask and it is given.”

And then there’s the ego thought of “It’s better to give than to receive.”

If it’s better to give, is it still okay to ask?

People who believe it’s better to give than to receive may have a deep-seated sense of unworthiness. And sometimes their belief in their own unworthiness will be projected onto others.

In my spiritual practice of the past 20 years, I’ve definitely learned the value of asking. It helps heal the sense of unworthiness. I ask for help from anyone and everyone. I don’t believe it’s better to give than to receive,because everything that I receive comes from Spirit.

Spirit is the only Source of all.

Ask for something worth having, like spiritual insight, and it SHALL be given.

Try it out for yourself. PROVE God in your life.

When I receive from a person, that person is representing Spirit in my life – they’re RE-presenting Spirit to me.

ACIM says, “I am here only to be truly helpful. I am here to represent Him Who sent me.”

Isn’t this true for all of us and not just ACIM students? It seems so to me. Therefore, isn’t it helpful to also be a good receiver? Isn’t it inspired to be a good “asker” in order to represent Spirit?

In my experience, asking for support and assistance, whether it’s from Spirit or from my brothers and sisters, is a way to be in the flow of Love. We’re designed to be the perfect givers and receivers of Love.

Letting the Love flow back and forth, in and out, is the way to maintain a true vitality in our hearts and mind!

Are you blocking the flow of Love by thinking it’s better to give than to receive?

In this ministry, and in our Masterful Living Community, we’re consistently giving and receiving. We’ve developed 4 levels of classes because people join, and after a year they’d like to continue again, year after year, growing together. So, I’ve been directed to have many levels so people can continue to develop their awareness and spiritual skills together. We’re a spiritual family that is powerful and beautiful.

To be of service to the Light, in the ministry of the Love of Christ is the greatest service.

What I’ve witnessed is that those who become Mastery Circle Facilitators and who go into the Spiritual Counseling Certification Program grow their consciousness at a rapid rate. We have so many ways that people can offer Love through our support groups for Parenting, 12 Steps, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Chronic Pain & Illness, Grief Support, Forgiveness Fridays and even more groups that meet on a regular basis to improve the quality of our life and the healing of our hearts and minds. It’s quite beautiful.

If people weren’t willing to receive the support, there wouldn’t be opportunities for those who would like to grow through giving and sharing. We require both the receivers and the givers to complete the circle.

How beautiful is it that we can be the giver in one moment and the receiver in the next?

There have been many times over my more than 20 years as a spiritual teacher and counselor that I have dropped to my knees in gratitude because someone desperate reached out to receive support from me. In being able to offer compassion and care to someone else, I was lifted up, I was healed and transformed – more times than I could possibly count.

While it may have seemed to the outside observer that I was giving something, I have ALWAYS received more than I gave. Spirit filled me up and taught me something beautiful in the process.

When we give from the heart, no strings attached, then we’re actually receiving a great gift because we’re wholeheartedly in the flow of Love.

For many years now in our Masterful Living community, I’ve witnessed that those who give back, who share and offer support to others, they grow their consciousness faster than those who don’t serve. It’s not magical, it’s miraculous, and it’s not that anyone is special, it’s simply the very nature of Spirit.

Those who receive, receive from Spirit. Those who share, IF they share FROM Spirit, they will be filled up.

To them that have (the consciousness of compassion) even more (Love) will be given. And to them that have not (the consciousness of sharing) even what they have will be taken away. This is the clear teaching of Jesus that has been shared with us from the Gospel of Matthew.

Do this to experience more flow of Love:

Let’s learn to ask Spirit for more insight, more Clarity, more willingness, more ways to truly help and fully surrender to Spirit.

These are the things worth asking for, because they are the things that we can share with everyone since all minds are joined.

When one is healed, all are healed.
When one is lifted, all are lifted.

As we move from Christmas to New Year’s Eve this year, I’m asking for the maximum load in spiritual expansion and Clarity. Of course, I will share it with you.

I pray for your spiritual expansion and Clarity and I ask you to pray for mine.

Together, all boats rise on this tide of Love!

Every day I offer “My Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation, and that’s beautiful to share!

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

Bonus classes start 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.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to ask for spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity.

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

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Christ’s Love

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

If you could have anything in this world, what would you choose? Each week I meet on the phone with the same Prayer Partners I’ve had for more than 22 years and we pray together. My prayer is to awaken to the Christ within.

I’d like to see with Christ’s Vision in each moment. This is my aspiration.

Anything that I might wish for in this world would be covered in my seeing with Christ’s vision.

That covers everything.

I pray to remember my true identity, my perfection, and to see from that perfection. I pray to see, with absolute Clarity the magnificence of all beings and the perfection of each one of us.

The greatest gift we can give our brothers and sisters is to see them with Christ’s Vision.

Let us choose that this Christmas, let us give this gift to everyone in our lives.

Today, in celebration of Jesus’ precious life, in celebration of the life He lived and the lessons He shared with us, let us give thanks for the Christ Presence in each of us.

Today, let’s look for the good in everyone and recognize it.

Today, let’s praise those around us and thank them for being in our lives.

Today, let’s be gentle with ourselves and everyone else.

Today, let us remember the one who sent us and be grateful for the opportunity to REPRESENT! To re-PRESENT. We can be the gift of Christ in this world.

We are Heaven sent to demonstrate Christ’s  Love!

Thank you for sharing this day with me.

A Very Merry Christmas to you!

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The Greatest Gift

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

This Christmas let’s focus on Christ and take a time out to drop into our loving hearts. There’s a healing that can happen when we’re willing to let go of taking things personally, and the only way we can do that is to be strongly centered in our heart.

For me, it’s about being clear about what matters most.

Being right doesn’t matter.

Being recognized and respected is not so important.

What IS important is to make the most of each opportunity to be loving. Not missing an opportunity to be loving is important.

This Christmas, let’s be truly helpful.

Let’s be on the lookout for the cry for Love coming from those around us.

The cry for Love is anyone’s upset, meltdown or breakdown.

Instead of being annoyed and resentful when adults act like children and start behaving in ways that are immature and unkind, we can open our hearts to them and assist them in coming back to their right mind. If we’re truly willing to be truly helpful, Spirit will guide us to exactly how we can be most helpful.

We can be a truly loving presence and bring more benefits than we can even imagine.

Helping someone recover themselves when they’ve lost their connection to their right mind, to their heart, that’s the greatest gift we can share, isn’t it?

Jesus said, “What you do to the least of them, you do to Me.”

Whoever we might think is the least of us is our brother, just as much as Jesus.

Let’s Love our brothers and sisters today and every day.

Let’s allow Christ to light our minds and show us the way.

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 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. 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.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Spiritual Stress-Relief

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

For years I wished to be a successful spiritual teacher and counselor and really help people. For a long time, it felt so elusive. And then I decided to simply put my focus on my spiritual practice and let Love be in charge. I moved into the mental space of “Thy Will be done.”

I’ve truly been able to manifest many of the dreams I had. In fact, one of the sweetest gifts I’ve enjoyed is the many wonderful conversations I’ve had with the beautiful souls in my yearlong Masterful Living class. It’s such a joy to be able to meet with the participants 1-on-1 and share the review of the year together. I love it!

One thing someone said that is so common in my experience is that simply dropping the judgments and being open-hearted is such a RELIEF.

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

Sound familiar? Can you relate? I sure can!

It IS such a relief to let the judgments go.

They are such a block to Love, intimacy, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Wholeness, Harmony, and so much more. Would you like a relief?

It’s always a perfect time for us to choose to let the judgments go! The holidays afford us so many opportunities to do deep healing work. Now is the time of Christ. Right now.

Old patterns of negativity and upset get triggered so easily when things are stressful. And let’s face it, for many, this time of year is VERY stressful. Many of us have so much to do and little time to do it in. There are financial pressures and the pressure of spending time with family that’s not always comfortable. Many of us have the pressure of pulling off the perfect holiday and pleasing everyone. We make up all kinds of pressures.

It’s very stressful when we’re acting like martyrs, complaining and criticizing. And when we’re stressed, we tend to complain and criticize more. And then, we like to blame the circumstances for our problems.

Yet, we have only one problem – the belief that we’re separate from our Creator – yet, since it’s not true, all of our problems have been solved. Yes, they’ve ALL been solved.

Withholding Love is painful. And yet it can SEEM like protection. It’s not, of course, but we can convince ourselves that Love should be withheld and doled out sparingly. That’s insane. That perspective means agreeing to have our healing and our Joy doled out sparingly! No, thank you! I’m interested in the flow of abundant goodness that forgiveness naturally brings.

One thing that can help keep the Love and happiness flowing is to simply be mindful. We can be mindful of purifying egotistical ideas of perfection from our minds. Instead, let us be accepting, non-judgmental, allowing ourselves to stay in our loving heart. It’s a deeply transformative practice.

The rewards of living in non-judgment are more than it’s even possible for us to comprehend. Simply being mindful of our judgments seems too easy to bring so much benefit, but I assure you it’s worth every bit of energy you can focus on it. The rewards are beyond measure! It seems hard to practice, but it’s not – it just requires our willingness.

So often, we want relief from the suffering and we’re confused and deluded into believing that changing our circumstances will be the thing that brings relief. It’s not.

The relief comes from moving into our heart, dropping the judgments, and being compassionate with ourselves and others.

As it says in A Course in Miracles, “rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.”
This is a completely different orientation – and it’s the one that brings true rest.

Our willingness is critical to our happiness! We’re purifying our mind of the thoughts that cause our suffering! How wonderful is that? We’re letting Love lead us, inspire us, transform and guide us. YES!

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 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. 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.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Miraculous Prayer

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

When my mother was faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis, my parents and I went to meet with my mother’s oncologist to learn what the options were.

I asked if nutrition and changes in diet could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence the nutrition helped.

I asked if exercise and if being less sedentary, more active, could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence that exercise helped.

I asked if homeopathy and alternatives like acupuncture could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence those alternatives could help.

He was recommending a course of chemotherapy, although he said for my mother it was far more likely to hurt her than to help her.

I reviewed everything he said:
Nutrition doesn’t help.
Exercise doesn’t help
Acupuncture doesn’t help.
Homeopathy doesn’t help.
Nothing helps.
Chemo will likely kill her faster than cancer.
Is that what you’re telling us?

He said, “Yes, that’s what I’m saying.”

I said, “I think we’re having a conversation with your insurance organization, rather than a doctor. You have to recommend the chemo to cover your malpractice insurance?”

He said, “I think you understand the situation very well.”

And then he said, “There is one thing that I’ve seen works, but I will deny that I said it, and that is prayer. I’ve seen prayer work.”

I’ve seen prayer work miracles many times.

Our mind IS the Mind of God.
We share this One Mind.

We can share the gift of healing with anyone and everyone. That’s what prayer is for. Each year at this time, I’m checking in with folks who have been in my yearlong Masterful Living Course and we’re doing our 1-on-1 appointments, which I LOVE so much.

Each year, folks in Masterful Living tell me one of the things they’re most grateful for is that they now have an established prayer practice. Prayer is life-changing. Prayer is healing.

Prayer is the most powerful spiritual tool I know of.

A Course in Miracles tells us that “Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer, love is received, and through miracles, love is expressed.

In my observing many spiritual students, far too many are passive and waiting on God. God is Peace, but God is not passive. God is active. Love is active.

We can be peaceful, but not passive.

Prayer is the medium of miracles and we are here to be truly helpful miracle workers.

Let’s get active and PROVE, for the whole world to witness, that Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

Let us demonstrate the power of Love in our hearts, in our mind, and in our life so that all beings are healed, transformed, uplifted, renewed and restored!

Every day I offer “My shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Healing All Wounds. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start 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.

Information isn’t healing.
Spiritual practice is healing.

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to take the next healing step upon it!

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start 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.

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASS TODAY: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Vision of Freedom

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

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

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

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

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

“I have a dream …”

King had a vision.

It’s the vision of Freedom ringing through our hearts, our minds, our nation, and the world.

Freedom from tyranny, injustice, and prejudice.

The Freedom to fully Love and accept our brothers and sisters.

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

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

Now is the time for us to fully commit to doing what we came here for – hold the highest and best for EVERYONE.

Release all patterns of lack and attack and stand in the Light of Love.

This is our purpose.

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

Together we discover Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

This is the kind of work we do in Masterful Living. It’s deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind.

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start 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.

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Loving Compassion

Friday, December 20th, 2019

I am profoundly grateful. Where I once felt this life was impossible to enjoy and difficult to even withstand, I have come to a place where I can authentically say I absolutely L-O-V-E this life. I never imagined that would ever be possible for me. The shift came because of my spiritual practice.

I have come to see that my feelings of anger and near-constant outrage were a cry for Love. All my anger outbursts, snarky remarks, and unkind comments were a plea for help from one who was drowning in fear.

Love was my answer.

Here’s the one realization that changed everything for me: I was willing to believe that there was no hatred, no hurt, no anger, and no fear that I had that couldn’t be met and healed by Love if I was willing to let Love rule my heart. I was willing to let Spirit guide me there.

Now, I have the absolute JOY of sharing with others.

In the past month, I’ve had the great honor and pleasure of talking 1-on-1 with folks in Masterful Living this year. We do end of the year sessions where we meet one on one so I can learn about how they’re doing three times per year. For the most part, our conversations at this time of year are harvest and a celebration.

Sometimes when I hear the breakthroughs, shifts, changes, healing, and transformation that they’ve gone through and the healing in their family, their body, their workplace, I cannot help but join them in tears of gratitude.

This is the power of Self-Love and compassion. Love is the answer.

Compassion is Love for those who have temporarily lost touch with their Divine Nature.

When I live compassionately, then I am a healing presence wherever I go and I KNOW it. I feel it. In our society, we’re taught that it’s not easy to have compassion, but I am here to tell you that it is much easier to have compassion than it is to be filled with resentment. I know, because I’ve hated those who were angry and cruel to me. I’ve hated myself for not doing better. I’ve worked with it for many, many years. In a sense, it is my life’s work.

The healing power of Love never ceases to amaze me and blow me away.

If you think that your situation is beyond hope, I can tell you that I’ve felt that way, and I have worked with so many others who have felt that way. It’s not the bottom. Giving up is the bottom.

Love never gives up on us. Let’s not give up on Love. Love is the answer.
Love is our healer.

Compassion is loving understanding.

And this is the place to take a stand for the holidays. There’s a power in being completely committed to being compassionate during this time of celebrating Christ.

Living compassionately requires a deep commitment. Every day, I’m still discovering the answer to the question “How do I BE the Peace I’d like to see in the world, and in my family, in my workplace?”

Over and over again, the answer comes when I am offered the opportunity to prove my commitment to Peace by choosing compassion.

Initially, it was very challenging. There are still times when I have to be with myself for a moment before I can trade compassion for judgments, but that is more and more rare and I’m grateful.

For more than thirty years, I’ve cultivated a practice of looking deeply into anger to find where I feel hurt. The answer to “How do I find compassion?” arrives when I look at the one who has been hurtful and see where they too have been hurt and their anger is a cry for my compassion. Anyone’s anger is evidence of their feelings of hurt and fear.

I mustn’t look away. My own healing lies in my ability to see with eyes of Love and extend the heart of compassion. Since Love is the healer, I allow Love to do the heavy lifting. All I have to do is show up, be awake and not run away, judge or defend. It’s not easy, but Love leads and I follow the path of Love.

This deep practice requires my willingness and my attention. It requires vigilance. There is a deep sense of Wholeness that accompanies increased my commitment to my practice of compassion. It reminds me that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose: to Love.

In my deepest heart-aching challenges, I’ve learned to ask: “What am I to do?” So often the answer is, “Extend the Love, be compassionate. Be willing to understand with the heart.” I’ve also had to ask myself “Why ask the question if I’m unwilling to hear the answer?” It has take tremendous discipline for me to stay and not run. And now, that discipline of Love is my strength. Love heals.

I used to have a practice of judgment and criticism. I was an expert and an authority on how to judge people. It was a very good place for me to start my practice of compassion. Today, when I look back I smile and think how profoundly I’ve changed, who knew? The Higher Holy Spirit Self knew.

I’m so deeply grateful that I made a commitment to a daily practice of loving compassion – including Self-compassion. It’s the road less traveled, but all of the people I meet on the road are beautiful. I answer their call for help with Love and they answer my call to find more ways to be compassionate.

Together we discover Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

This is the kind of work we do in Masterful Living. It’s deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind.

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start 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.

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Good Fortune

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Yesterday I flew from Arizona to New Jersey and, as usual, there was good learning all the way and I am grateful. Full of gratitude, am I.

Because I fly so often, and because I use airline credit cards and rack up the miles, I get to go in the priority line even though I’m not first class. Well, for the first time ever, the woman behind the counter was measuring my bag. This is actually my 3rd bag of this exact kind.

I travel so much that I’ve gone through two of these bags before the one I currently have. I’ve flown with this bag on American Airlines too many times to count, but it would be safe to say that it could be 50 times.

For whatever reason, the woman who checked my bags measured it and made me adjust it so that it was just a bit smaller and met the airline standards. First time for that. It took about 10 minutes or so to accomplish. I don’t know what anything is for, but I do know everything is helpful.

Later, as I was getting some food, prior to my flight and waiting for a coffee, I got boxed in by an airline employee who was helping a woman in a wheelchair. She was getting food and a coffee, just like me. They were blocking me from leaving the restaurant, and I was completely happy to wait until they had everything they needed before I could exit.

Now, here’s the thing — because I was standing there waiting for the woman to get her coffee and add the milk and sugar, I happened to notice that she didn’t properly put the lid back on her coffee. I pointed it out to her. If I hadn’t been there, she most assuredly would have spilled that scalding hot all down her front.

Was that why I was delayed at the counter with the repeated measuring of my suitcase? I don’t know for sure, but I could be.

How could I really KNOW what the reason for my delay was? Yet, I did feel that it was so I could be there to help this woman avoid spilling the coffee on herself.

Had I been able to check my bag easily and quickly, as usual, I would’ve left the restaurant before that woman came in. We don’t know what anything is for, but if we’re willing, we can rest assured that everything always works together for our good and the good of all, because we’re One with them.

Everything is a blessing if we’re willing to see it properly.

That’s the trick.

Is there anything going on in your life that you’ve been thinking isn’t a blessing?

Would you be willing to change your mind about it in order to receive the blessing that is most assuredly encoded into it?

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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One Step at a Time

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

This week in Masterful Living we’ve been harvesting the benefits of our spiritual practice this year, noticing how much our loved ones have also been changed simply because we decided to stop judging them and start really loving and supporting them.

There are only two choices in each moment: Oneness or separation. If you aspire to make the world a better place, choose Oneness.

We train ourselves to look for a loving choice.

In order to choose Oneness consistently, you can train yourself to let go of cherishing the thoughts of lack and attack.

Align with thoughts of Love, letting go of all judgments and learn to trust the Divine.

It’s a way of living that is deeply transformative.

It can be so challenging.

When you have proven yourself to be untrustworthy over and over and OVER again, how do you learn to trust God? One choice at a time.

When it seems like God doesn’t deliver the goods, and God isn’t the perfect delivery service of your happiness no matter how much you beg and suffer, you may be so angry and resentful that you refuse to trust – in order to punish God for being such a withholding God. Been there. Done that. Ugh.

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

Enough of that madness!
I choose my healing!

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

Be willing to have a new experience. Be willing to give yourself a gift this coming year.

Each year in my yearlong Masterful Living Course people demonstrate how much benefit a little bit of willingness consistently cultivated can bring. Year after year, people tells me they are SURPRISED at their results. That’s what they tell me.

They are GRATEFUL – at how much their life and their feeling about themselves can change in just one year.
It’s miraculous. It’s not magical – they do the work to get the results.

They take one step at a time.

I know this when it comes to spiritual practice — if we’re successful by even a little – there’ll be more Light in our lives and everyone else’s. Your vibration will be lifted and you’ll begin to silently broadcast the message: “It can be done and I AM doing it.”

There is that within you which knows how to do this.

I wonder, is there such thing as blind faith? To live in the trust is to SEE by faith. Faith lights the way and the path is known and firm, even when it’s narrow. Walk the talk today and you will truly see.

We choose our healing. We live by grace. We walk in faith.

Love lights our way.

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Recognizing the Spiritual Bypass

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Sometimes, as spiritual students, we do a “spiritual bypass.” If we’re experiencing something challenging and we jump right over our feelings to get to the spiritual truth, then we’re doing a “spiritual bypass.”

When our feelings don’t seem very spiritual, there’s a temptation to jump up into our head and intellectualize our experience rather than just have our feelings. That’s when we’re responding from the intellect, engaged by the ego and thinking of what’s right and wrong, looking to fix things. It’s not helpful. And our feelings can help us recognize what we’re doing so we can make a higher choice.

I’ve had to learn how to respond with compassion rather than the judgment that is the undercurrent of seeing someone as needing fixing, needing help. I’ve had to learn how to respond with my heart rather than the intellect. My emotions of upset help me to recognize that I’m not in alignment and I can make a higher choice – and that’s actually being more loving with myself – and that’s going to bring forth healing.

Recognizing my feelings brings healing.

It takes a great willingness to be present and to be vulnerable in order to respond with the heart rather than the intellect. And all it requires is our willingness to let Spirit lead us.

It’s enough to just be willing to be willing.

A little willingness is enough.

Have you ever felt that someone came to you with their suffering and you went right into fixing them and right into the intellect? I have. I have experienced it being done to me and I have done it to others, and both feel painful.

When we don’t have compassion for our own suffering then we treat others the way we treat ourselves – seeing them as having a problem that needs to be fixed. Then they usually respond with feeling hurt and offended.

In this way, we get to see how we’re treating ourselves and why we’re so unhappy. We can witness how it feels to be treated as though we have a problem and are defective by observing how others feel when we talk to them from our intellect to their intellect, rather than heart to heart.

Have you ever berated yourself when you’re having a difficult time and feel afraid? I have.

Isn’t it crazy that we would ever think for one second that chastising ourselves would somehow be a worthwhile choice?

Have you ever “should” all over someone because of your own insecurities? I HAVE!

And I’ve done it to myself! Most of us have tried to manipulate ourselves with the “shoulds”.

As I said, I had to LEARN how to respond with Love and compassion.

It’s worth learning.
It wasn’t easy for me.
It’s worth learning.

If you can relate, be willing to pay attention next time someone comes to you for comfort and notice if you go to the heart or the intellect.

Do you try to fix them or solve their problems?

If you chose “fix them” then you can recognize that you’re actually affirming they have a problem. This is why they might reject that judgment and, in the process, it may seem like they’re rejecting you.

This has been HUGE learning for me and I’m so grateful I can share it.

Our feelings help us to recognize what’s really going on. Live and learn! Learn to Live!

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Infinite Compassion

Monday, December 16th, 2019

When I feel blasted by storms of emotions and drama, whether it’s of my own making or someone else’s, my spiritual practice of nonjudgment and nonviolence is my rock. It’s a haven of Infinite Patience and Love inside my own mind. It’s the practice that brings me back to Peace so quickly. I’m so grateful for that!

So often, I see folks do things that make no sense except that people are suffering and they’ve lost perspective. People are deliberately unkind; they’re selfish and hurtful. People respond without thinking and are rude. People are discouraging when they could be encouraging. My practice of nonviolence forces me to look at my motivations and intentions, and to consistently choose the most loving intention regardless of where my emotions are.

Nonviolence is a practice of Infinite Compassion.

It is the daily practice of walking in God’s Shoes. Just as that farm girl from Kansas put on the ruby slippers and remembered her personal power that could take her back home, my personal practice of nonviolence takes me back home to the spiritual truth of all life: I am One with all that is.

If I hate the one who hates, I’ve lost my power. I’m wearing their shoes and they can never fit. If I am rude to the one who is rude, I am living someone else’s pain.

If I have no compassion for the one who has no compassion, I am spending my precious energy magnifying someone else’s hurt.

Every moment I choose whose shoes I’ll stand-in. Every moment I can choose anew and change the course of my life. When I make the highest choice I can reach for at the moment, I lift the world.

 

Mother Teresa taught us, “People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway … Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you’ve got anyway.

When I look at Mother Teresa’s life and the lives of Buddha, Jesus, St. Francis, Gandhi, King, and Thich Nhat Hanh, I see the power in their moment- to-moment practice of choosing Love in much more difficult circumstances than I’ve ever faced. I choose to carry close to me this awareness of those who went before me. This is my ruby slipper practice. In every moment, I remember my intention to Love and I am that. How grateful I am that no matter where I am, no matter what is happening in and around me, I can have a ruby slipper moment and come home to my heart.

Today I walk in God’s Shoes. I see with God’s Eyes. I stand in the loving intention of those teachers who went before me and I AM grateful for their example.

Infinite Compassion is the practice that takes me home to Peace.

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The F is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Spiritualization of the Ego

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Greetings to you from Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve really been enjoying my time in the desert and time with my Prayer Partners for the last 22 years. It’s such a blessing when we can get together to have fun, to pray, and to share deeply and authentically – not to mention to play board games, have great food, go for hikes and enjoy the sunset.

It’s nice to have a break and some fun, because the last 7 days have been a DOOZY for many people. Old ugly patterns of thinking and feeling have been coming up into our awareness so that we could choose our healing. For many people, it was about feeling extreme self-criticism. We were talking about this in Masterful Living this week. Many felt that negative thought patterns of anxiety and self-criticism were coming up to the surface in a way that felt overwhelming. Almost like a pimple getting ready to pop.

And then came the full moon in the middle of the week, and that really turned up the inner emotional pressure on things. Did you feel it?

The energy of any full moon is one of releasing that which is no longer helpful and harvesting the learning from our experience. This week sure offered us that opportunity.

That night it took me hours to go to sleep. Fortunately, I’ve learned to take that time to pray and simply be at Peace with not sleeping.

I’ve learned that the main thing for me to focus on is blessing my brothers and sisters, knowing the truth about them, and then secondarily, to be grateful for my life and grateful that I can effectively pray – that I have an effective spiritual practice, and so I don’t have to feel worried or afraid and it doesn’t matter whether I sleep or not.

Prayer is restorative even when I’m praying for others.

Why?

Because when I know the truth for anyone, I know the truth for everyone, and that includes me because there is only one. There is only everyone. If I pray for one person, all are included because we’re one, united and inseparable. My prayer for my Self is a prayer for you and vice versa.

Isn’t that beautiful?

I enjoy praying, and I have so many people to pray for, that being in prayer is a sweet way to invest the time when sleep doesn’t come. Although I wasn’t sleeping, I was prayerfully resting which is SO restorative and I woke up feeling refreshed, even though I had much less sleep.

Holiday times can be painfully stressful. During these pressured days, old unhealed emotional and mental patterns come up for healing almost daily. And don’t we know it!! We can have healing if we choose it.

When we partner UP with our Higher Holy Spirit Self and strengthen our spiritual practice we’ll have healing.

When we complain, we’ll feel the pain.

This is true for all of us.

Why sabotage ourselves by self-inflicting pain when we have so much to gain?

Let us turn every painful moment into a transformational healing experience by choosing to deepen our practice of choosing Love and Partnering UP.

An effective spiritual practice has transformed my life. I invested a lot of energy chasing spiritual information and stuffing my intellect with it – that has not helped me at all, not one little bit of it.

Instead, I distracted my self by pursuing spiritual information rather than spiritual insight. I distracted myself by training to be more perfect instead of recognizing my inherent perfection.

I’m so glad I finally came to my senses and focused on cultivating a spiritual practice that would help me to liberate from the intellect and free my mind from distractions.

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 F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The “F” is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

When there are healing opportunities available to us and we don’t choose them, and instead repeat 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 know it. And that causes more issues.

So, let’s choose healing and not delay another day.

Let’s stop spiritualizing the ego.

Extending Love is healing.

Reading books is not healing.

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

Forgiveness is healing.

Choosing Love is healing.

Choosing patience, kindness, generosity of heart, and willingness is healing.

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.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.
Let’s all make the most of the holiday healing that is available to us and grab all the healing we can! Enough with hell! Let’s choose Heaven today!

Every day I offer “My Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Spiritual Transformation. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to take the next healing step upon it!

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

I’m loving the sunset views of Camelback Mountain!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

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If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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Trading Grievances for Miracles

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part of the Lesson 77 practice is:
I will not trade miracles for grievances.
I want only what belongs to me.

God has established miracles as my right.

When it’s tempting to energize a grievance then, in essence, we’re giving up on God.

Let’s deepen our practice today.

Instead of giving up, let’s remember that we’re entitled to miracles.

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

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

We trade grievances for miracles.
Our spiritual practice heals our life!

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards trust and faith in God, as well as in relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020. We are going to rock this new year!

FREE CLASS TODAY: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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

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When Things Don’t Make Sense

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Are you having a rough time right now? Many people are. Things don’t always go as planned, but they are always for our good. When times are tough or confusing that’s when A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #25 is a big help to me.

”I don’t know what anything is for.”

I experience many things that don’t go as I thought, especially when I’m traveling. There are constant shifts and changes in this world. It’s the world of change. And when I’m tempted to say I don’t like something, I can relax my mind and the judgments and say:

I don’t know what anything is for.

Until I can see through all directions of time and space, and understand the causation of all things, how could I possibly know what all things are for? It’s absolute insanity for me to think I could know.

So many things happen that make no sense at all until we have a long view – and even then they may not make sense.

And when confronted with challenging situations and circumstances that are non-sensical, we must turn to faith in Spirit and a willingness to KNOW that we are loved and being cared for, even when it doesn’t feel like it.

When things are not to our liking, the ego-mind can go to the false concept that we’re being punished, but that’s not how God works. We don’t really know what things are for, except they are for our good – ALWAYS and ALL ways. In this, there are no exceptions. A willingness to KNOW this and see this bring the awareness of it.

Let me surrender my confusion and choose Peace instead.

Truth is always liberating. Always and eternally.

I don’t know what anything is for, but I’d like to.
I don’t know what anything is for, and it’s for my highest and best.
I don’t know what anything is for, and I can trust that it’s for my good!

Today I get to practice knowing the truth that sets me free.

Today is a day to relax the mind into accepting what is, and calling it good and very good, whether I like it or not! Today is a day that I can rest in the knowledge that I AM Loved.

If you’d like to shift your whole orientation towards trust and faith in God, as well as in relationships, check out my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020. We are going to rock this new year!

GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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

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A Better Plan

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

On Tuesday, I had a beautiful experience of God’s Perfection – although it didn’t seem like it at first. I’m staying in an Airbnb rental in Scottsdale, Arizona, and I was out for an evening walk as the sun was setting. I came back just after dark, and as I went to enter the house the door wouldn’t unlock.

The door to the house is one of those keypads with a combination lock. It wasn’t working at all. I tried it a dozen times and nothing. I figured that the battery must have died. I texted the landlord, who didn’t respond, so I called and explained.

She told me she didn’t have a plan for this, as it hadn’t happened before.

She said that her daughter could come with a key to unlock in two hours.

I said “That’s great, but… I really have to go to the bathroom. I don’t have a car, I don’t have my wallet, and I don’t wish to wait two hours to get in. Any other ideas?”

The landlord had no ideas, except to walk somewhere and find a bathroom. She was REALLY sorry and said she’d get a gift certificate to a restaurant and she apologized profusely.

I said that I didn’t need a gift certificate, I just didn’t wish to wait two hours. She had no other options, so we ended the call with me having to wait it out.

I sat there on the bench by the front door to wait to see what Spirit would guide me to. A beautiful dog, maybe a husky-golden retriever mix, came running up to me as I contemplated. He was so friendly. I knew immediately he was lost. He had no collar, he was well-groomed and clean. He probably jumped a fence and escaped.

He had me pet him for a while and then he ran off. I continued to contemplate for a minute, and then I got the nudge to go walk 15 minutes or so to the nearest store that might have a bathroom I could use. I also wished to make sure that the sweet dog was alright.

Well, I saw the dog nervously running around the street, and so I sat down on a wall and called him to me as I again contemplated what to do. I got Clarity and followed it.

I knew the dog might have a chip that could be read so he could be found.
I called the police, who said to take him to a vet.
I found a 24-hour vet that was open.

During this time the dog would take off and then I’d call him back to me to keep out of traffic.
I was just beginning to call for a Lyft when he took off and ran up to this SUV that was passing. The driver immediately stopped and got out and the dog jumped in. I thought maybe this was the owner out looking for him!

Well, it turned out that this woman who stopped was a dog lover who was concerned that he was running around in traffic. I explained everything to her and asked her if she’d drive me to the vet, since the dog was already in her car, and she said she’d be happy to.

At the vet, we quickly discovered the dog had a chip and the owner was notified. I said I’d hang out for a while to see if the owner responded. I used the bathroom (yay!), and after about forty-five minutes got a message that the landlord’s daughter was available to come and give me the key.

I headed home and was grateful that everything had gone so well.

Now, here’s the kicker – yesterday morning, I went to go for a walk and thought I’d just see if the lock was working. It was. It worked perfectly several times that day.

So, of course, I know that the whole experience was so that I could help the dog. If I hadn’t been locked out, I wouldn’t have met the dog and who knows what might have happened to him? Life is interesting!

We can be truly helpful to dogs as well as people.

Spirit has a plan for us at all times.

There are no accidents. None.

Rather than questioning why things are happening to us, we can accept what is occurring and invite the blessing in it.

I had a plan for my evening, but Spirit had a better plan.

I’m so grateful that I could help that beautiful pup!

GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

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

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Finding A Better Way

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

I used to be SO very stubborn. Good heavens! It was so bad you could say that stubbornness was my “brand!”

Now, one of the things I’m most grateful for is my willingness to change my mind and to change course. It used to be that I would often “stick to my guns” in ways that I would back myself into a corner and feel trapped. I’d do it to myself and then I’d be angry with myself. But since I couldn’t handle any more self-judgment, I’d project that anger out onto others and attack them instead. It was a really vicious cycle in my mind. I’m so glad to be out of it.

Thank you, Spirit for my healing!

There were times when I caused my self so much pain and suffering, and those around me, too, that I couldn’t help but conclude something was wrong with me. Now I’m so grateful that I can (most of the time) easily come forward and ask for what I’d like, what I prefer, and what I don’t like and don’t want in my life. I can really be grateful to not placing myself into a corner anymore. What a relief that I don’t have to have any guns to stick to! Phew!

I am so grateful for my life! I am so grateful that I agreed to follow my guidance! All that I’ve learned I can now share with others to help them out of their tight corners and self-made prisons. That’s a beautiful thing.

I’ve been offering my yearlong Masterful Living Course since 2009 and I’ve learned so much since then. My life has really taught me HOW to recognize my guidance, how to listen to it and how to follow it. And most of all, how to trust it. It’s not all been fun, but it’s all been worthwhile and that’s the main thing.

I’m at the point of the year that I get to talk with the beautiful folks in Masterful Living as we do our end of the year 1-on-1 check in’s, and while not everyone has extraordinary results, many have made real and profound changes because of strengthening their spiritual practice. They’re focusing more on what they’d like than what they don’t like.

They can clearly see that they’re experiencing a much higher quality of life and relationships now. They feel better about themselves. They’re more willing to actually make changes and less interested in repeating the same things from the past. There’s at least some light at the end of the tunnel, instead of just a dark tunnel.

That’s worth so much to me. I used to wonder how I’d ever be able to really help anyone when my life was so challenging and difficult for me. I knew there was a better way, but I didn’t know how to find it. I knew what worked for other people, but those things didn’t work for me. It was special. It was an especially hopeless case. I really believed that.

The thing that began to change everything for me was my willingness to stop believing that ANYONE was hopeless. I became willing to see myself as not separate from others and I began to realize it was my spiritual responsibility to see the perfection in the people in my life, including everyone, excluding no one.

I never imagined I could succeed, but I decided I’d rather give it my best than not even try.

So, now I am so very grateful that I had even a little bit of willingness to believe that there must be a better way!

I’d rather go the better way than the bitter way any day!

There’s a better way for all of us and Spirit is always there to help us find it if we’re willing to look.

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

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