Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

Airport Angel

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Since the day before Thanksgiving is the biggest travel day of the year, and today is predicted to be unusually higher amounts of travelers, AND we’ve got major storms across the U.S., I’m sharing my favorite “Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso” that I’ve written and it’s about traveling.

Waiting my turn at the LAX American Airlines Terminal Burger King at 5:30 one morning I watched the woman who filled the orders. She had an authentic smile for each customer, asking them if they wanted juice or coffee with their value meal. Each half-awake traveler was lovingly told where to find the napkins and the ketchup. Each was told to have a nice day with real sincerity. By the time it was my turn to receive her kindness, I had to tell her how much I appreciated and admired her spirit. Her smile grew even brighter. I felt the depth of her heart.

For many people, having to be at work before 5 a.m., dealing with the public for what is hardly a living wage. would be crushing. But for this woman, it seemed that she felt SHE was the one who was deeply blessed. Every day she faces people who are flying around the world for any number of reasons. Some are flying to or from funerals, some are frightened of flying, others worried about their jobs and their families. I saw that this woman recognized her opportunity to provide a personal and powerful blessing for each customer. We all have this opportunity with each person we meet, regardless of our circumstances.

This woman at the Burger King seemed to have it all because she was giving so much to each one she met.

With her every breath she teaches us that if we want more Love we need to be the Love we seek.

I intend to walk in the world as a loving, giving presence wherever I am and with whomever I’m with, and with every passing day I find more Joy in my walk. Still, I don’t know that I could do what this angel does. I know many people who yearn for a deeper expression of life purpose, more loving relationships, more Peace, more Prosperity. People often think they have to go somewhere special or take a special class to be transformed. I hear the words “Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Today I resolve to find my inner angel nature and to walk in it.

I look for opportunities to share the Light that I can find in myself this day.

Angels don’t look for rewards or gratitude. The simple opportunity to be the giver IS the gift.

Today I am willing to be the Love in my life!

Please let me know your thoughts! And have a blessed trip if you’re traveling, and enjoy being cozy if you’re not traveling! I’m cooking and having time with my dearest soul sisters and Prayer Partners of 22 years. We’re so glad to be together. There’s much to be thankful for!

34 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

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NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance, and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

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Healing the Habit Of Being A Fault-Finder

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

When I was in the graduate Screenwriting program at USC, my professor, the amazing actor/director Nina Foch, used to say “focus on the light. The darkness will take care of itself.”  This was her advice for directing students.  I’ve always thought that was excellent advice.

It’s so easy to focus on the dark.  And when we do, then all we see is more darkness and corruption.  The view becomes narrow and ugly.  The scenery is depressing and upsetting – or so we think.

I can admit that my personality is a judger and a fault-finder.  I can look at a perfect thing and find the smallest crack.  I can look at an arrangement of things and instantly see how they could be arranged more coherently, attractively, helpfully.  It used to always work against me.  For much of my life, I simply found more things to criticize everywhere I looked.

Now I can look at things and often I’ll see the Beauty before I see what the ego would judge as bad, wrong, imperfect.  I can see the perfection and let it rest at that, but not always.  I’m going for ALWAYS.

Looking for faults is a habit.  

It can be unlearned – and it’s SO worth doing.

Frequently finding fault is an ego habit that keeps us in a place of near-constant disappointment, blame, criticism, complaint, shame, agitation, and irritation.  

This way of looking at the world sucks the joy out of life.  It’s right up there with keeping score and holding grudges. If there’s anything worth letting go of, it’s this gnarly habit of seeing the devil in the details.

How do you break this hellish habit?  It’s so simple.  Willingness is all it takes.

It’s a willingness to replace the habit of fault-finding with praising and gratitude.

It’s not so hard to change our life if we’re willing.

Gratitude multiplies the good.
Complaining makes us a crap magnet.
We choose how we’d like our life to go.

Whenever I would realize I wasn’t happy and harmonious, when my Peace seems to have taken the low road, I learned to call upon Spirit to show me where I made the downturn.  It was always some judgment or opinion, some falsehood that had captured my attention.  I learned that I could give whatever the opinion or complaint was to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and regain my Peace, my higher ground.

I learned to stand in faith that the healing will be done and give thanks that it IS done.  Because I AM willing, there’s nothing to prevent the healing from happening.  This is a powerful formula for transformation that actually works.

If the complaint returns, it just means I wasn’t really TRULY willing to let my opinion go.  It means I thought I was right.  

Sometimes we’re SO willing to stop being upset, 
but we’re NOT so willing to give up our complaint.  

We can’t have Freedom and keep our complaint.  
It’s one or the other.
Thank God for that.  
Now, in this holy instant, we can become TRULY willing.
And we’re carried back to Peace and Harmony.

What complaint have you got that’s worth trading your Peace for?  
I actually used to have SO MANY complaints that felt so important to me, but now I don’t have an interest in making that trade for Peace.

Learning to make the trade of handing over the false belief in exchange for the Peace is what we do in Masterful Living, and so much more. Registration is open now for my yearlong course.  My first class of the year is January 1st.

It seems crazy, but here we are 45 days until the new year!  

Let’s all consider, what we can do to deepen our spiritual practice between now and January 1.  Placing our docs on this will carry us through the holidays with a sense of success and fulfillment and that’s a great way to start the new year.

Next time you feel less than peaceful, remember that you’re never upset for the reason you think. The cause of upset isn’t “out there” in the world.  The cause of all upset is holding a grievance, a false belief or idea in our heart that we won’t let go.

Freedom is right here, right now, if we’re willing to keep it in focus.

I use affirmations to help me keep my mind aligned with Spirit.

What are my affirmations?

I AM willing to focus on the Light.  
I AM the Light.
I Love the Light.
I serve the Light. 
I live in the Light.
The Light is All.

I’ve found that affirmations are one of the most powerful tools I have to change my mind and choose again.

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!

When anyone of us has more happiness, we’re all lifted!  All boats rise on this tide of Love.

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

Having a loving relationship builds self-esteem and worthiness, and that’s a far better investment of our precious energy than fault-finding and that’s miraculous.  Are you ready for a miracle?  Check out the classes that we’re offering now!

Grief Support Class – Very few people really understand how to move through grief with ease and grace.  Jesse Brune-Horan is someone who has gone through tremendous loss and grief and is now offering support.  Jesse is a minister that I have partnered with in many classes and offerings, and I’m so glad to support this offering of his new class Healing Grief.  Now is the perfect time to get this support and to call forth more grace in your experience of grief.  Click here for more details.

FORGIVENESS CLASS: My Forgive & Be Free class, in 3 parts, is available on replay right now and join me for Part 3 today.  Let’s do this sacred work joyfully, and JoyFULLY together!  Register now and get the replay right now! Click here for more details.

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Clear-Sighted

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

One thing I’ve noticed is that we don’t see what we cannot see. I used to get so annoyed with people because they weren’t observing what, to me, was so obvious.

It was frustrating to me that people couldn’t get things – all kinds of things – that seemed so completely obvious and “in your face” apparent. It seemed to me just plain willful ignorance.

Now I’m able to realize that we just cannot see what we’re not a vibrational match for.

For instance, some people can see so many ways and opportunities to be helpful, and they can tell whether it’s their call to do something or let it be and hold the high watch.

Some people can see that people are challenged and can use some encouragement, and some people just see someone in their way.

Some people can see that someone is being so very kind and helpful to a stranger and others won’t even notice what’s occurring.

This is what Jesus was referring to when he talked about having “the eyes to see and the ears to hear.” Our gifts and answered prayers can be right under our nose, but if we cannot recognize them, how would we know they’re there?

Many times when I’m working or writing intensely, people can come in the room I’m in and start to do things for many minutes before they recognize I’m there. They’re startled by my presence. I can’t say for certain what it’s about, but I do feel there are times when I turn on a cloaking device in order to avoid being interrupted, and many times people can’t even see me when I’m right there.

It’s a powerful and helpful skill to be able to recognize what’s going on around us without getting caught in the difficulties people are having. I won’t join people in worry and upset. And, I’ve learned when to offer a hand and when not to.

Cultivating the ability to discern what’s really going on is VERY worthwhile. It comes naturally when we’re willing to give up all attachment to judging and labeling. It’s a magnificent trade – opinion for truth! Let’s begin today!

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

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

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

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

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

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Patience & Peace

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

When I’ve felt blasted by the storms of emotions and drama, whether it’s been of my own making or someone else’s, my spiritual practice of non-judgment and nonviolence is my rock.

It’s a haven of infinite patience and Love inside my own mind.

So often I see folks do things that make no sense. We lose perspective, and then we suffer and make crazy choices.

At times, folks are deliberately unkind; they’re selfish and hurtful. People respond without thinking and are rude. I’ve done so much of that in my life.

Some people are discouraging when they could be encouraging. My practice of non-judgment forces me to look at my motivations and intentions, and to consistently choose the most loving intention regardless of where my emotions are.

My spiritual practice of non-judgment is a practice infinite compassion. It is the daily practice of walking in Spirit. 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 in the moment, I lift the world.

Mother Theresa 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 Theresa’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.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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The Purpose of A Course in Miracles

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The purpose of A Course in Miracles is to train our minds. Just like reading a book cannot train our body, reading a book cannot train our minds. That doesn’t even seem logical.

Imagine reading Julia Child’s classic text “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and then thinking that you are now a French chef. That would be preposterous. It would be delusional.

That’s why people are continuously telling me they’ve studied A Course in Miracles for years with little change in their lives. Their ego is driving their spiritual growth, and not much is happening.

We think that we know the Course just because we can quote it, but that’s not the same as living it. I learned this the hard way. I studied for so long, and knew the spiritual principle without living it. And I wondered why I wasn’t making more progress.

I didn’t see what was so obvious – that living the Course from my heart was the thing that would change my life.

Collecting spiritual information is a huge distraction. Being a spiritual know-it-all will not win any points or bring any benefit.

Being loving, kind, generous of heart, patient and compassionate – that’s the ticket.

“The purpose of the Workbook is to train your mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world.” From the A Course in Miracles Workbook Introduction

In Masterful Living Class last night, I was sharing that in this world, every day is “Opposite Day”. The ego is a thought system of illusions and delusions where nothing is what it seems. Spirit is the truth, it is Love, it is liberation.

Understanding the purpose of A Course in Miracles helps us to appreciate its value. That’s why I’m sharing about it on my radio show today!

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

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

If you’re a spiritual healer, counselor, or teacher, you might be interested in one of my professional programs. PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed.

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

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Surrender

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Earlier this year, I was sharing that “surrender” was my word for the year. I’m enjoying how it’s going this year, holding this word in front of me more and more. Of course, in the ego thought system, surrender is defeat. It’s a death to the ego, as there’s nothing worse in the ego thinking than defeat. But this is not that kind of surrender. I’m surrendering the things I don’t like and don’t want.
I’m surrendering the things I think I’d like to have.
And the things I’d like to be different.
I’m handing them UP and over to that Higher Holy Spirit Self. We can surrender the struggle without giving up on our dreams.
In fact, when we’re struggling we’re not in the flow, so the best thing to do is to relax, take a breath, and let Spirit take over. We don’t need to figure things out.
Insight can be given to us.
Miracles are a form of insight.
And, we are entitled to miracles. Many of our goals are contradictory and conflicting, and we don’t even realize it. We say we’d like to have Peace, but then we actively avoid it. Deep down we know it, and it’s disheartening. Let’s surrender all of these patterns for healing. That’s what I’m talking about. If you knew that perfect Joy came through surrender, would it be more appealing? Please let me know your answer in the comments section below!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more! Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them. One week from today! Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans! If you find my “Daily Spiritual Espresso and Prayer for Today” helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and click the LIKE button? Also, please “like” and comment on posts at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Sleepless No More!

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you have anything to forgive?
Join me today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Letting Go of Hurtful Habits

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

We just came into a new moon yesterday – and a solar eclipse came with it. It’s a most powerful time to make some lasting changes. It’s the perfect time to take stock and release what doesn’t serve, and replace it with something that does.

In Spirit, we’re all one, and in many ways, as individuals we’re the same too. I’ve noticed that I’m an entrepreneur and sharing is my “thing.” I call spiritual entrepreneurs “Light-preneurs.” Day after day, I ask Spirit “what can I do to be more helpful.” I get answers every day. Much of the time it has to do with freeing my own heart and mind.

For so, so long I resisted following my guidance. I was so reluctant to take even the most basic steps I knew to do. And that’s why I focus almost my entire energy now on supporting people who feel stuck playing small, living in the shadow, NOT following their guidance, feeling sick, and tired and who have a deep yearning.

That was me: deep yearning, strong resistance.

It’s such a relief now to be able to really listen and follow. SUCH a relief. It’s like the difference between living in a small dirty and smoky room and living in the wide open spaces, the mountains covered with green and fields of flowers on a beautiful day.

As I write this, I can feel the sense-memory in my body, the feeling of tightness and despair. On a certain level, I so often felt like I was under siege, but I didn’t realize it was coming from inside me.

One of the things that was a huge part of that feeling of reluctance and resistance, the playing small, was my battle with Self-sabotage in the form of self-medication.

We all are aware of the sense of there being two selves. A Higher Holy Spirit Self and a lower, selfish, small self. I used to feel like they were in a constant battle. The easiest way for the small self to win was to decide to self-medicate.

When I’d self-medicate with food, alcohol, cigarettes, television, or talking on the phone excessively, it was as if I had made a decision to get on the PAIN TRAIN and ride it to the end – which was me falling into exhaustion, collapsing or passing out from excess. It was as though I had to go all the way to actually hurting myself before I could stop.

Doing this thousands of times over the course of years, I learned a lot. It was a very extensive study of self-sabotage and self-medication. I was the lab rat.

For years it felt demoralizing. I did my self-medication mostly in private, alone and ashamed because it didn’t feel very spiritual.

I felt so ashamed that I didn’t have more discipline.

When I did have more discipline I’d choose to self-medicate with over-working, exercising or volunteering. I didn’t feel ashamed when I went that route, but it still was still choosing to play small and live in a stuck place, resisting my natural spiritual growth.

The purpose of self-sabotage and self-medication is to slow down our spiritual growth and awakening. It does a really good job, but let’s not be fooled by it anymore.

Making a decision to do something different is the way out of the hell that is a habit of self-medication. I know this because that’s where I started.

I decided to stop self-medicating sooooooo many times without success. It didn’t work for me. I just felt more and more and MORE like a failure!

What worked for me was to decide to focus on simply making a little bit more loving choices. I decided to actually look at what was going on inside me without judging it, with compassion and kindness. That changed things for me.

Why? Because Love is compassion and understanding. And Love is ALWAYS healing. Actual Love is always healing. It helps return us to our natural state of mind which is already perfect.

Love is our healer.
I AM choosing Love.

And that’s why I am offering this gift of a 5 day challenge to look at what is really going on with ourselves, self-medication, self-sabotage and our spiritual growth and development. It’s my gift to you. Please come and participate – it’s the perfect time for us to ride that new moon solar eclipse energy into lasting change.

I’ll be inviting you to do some daily inner work with me – and it’s no cost, because I don’t wish to have anything get in the way of you activating your willingness to stop playing small, and deciding to let Love be the healer. Let’s let the Higher Holy Spirit Self do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW the healing will happen. Let’s ALLOW the healing.

Be in it, to win it and we’ll do it together! A tiny bit of willingness is all that’s required.

There’s no charge to participate – we start tomorrow and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who has this issue! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

End My Self-Sabotage
5 Day Challenge

MONDAY – FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH – 17TH

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

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

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

My A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show episode from this past week was about Developing Deep Compassion and it might be of interest to you. FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in such as relationships, healing, etc.

If you haven’t taken my survey about your interests and you think you might be interested in our teacher trainings and spiritual counselor trainings, please click here now and take 30 seconds to answer my survey.

Ready to Make A Leap?
If you feel as though you’ve been playing small, but would like to share your gifts and talents you may be interested in some of the professional trainings I’m offering. If you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others check out what we’re up to.

Jon Mundy and I are offering minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking, click here for more information. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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

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The Best

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

What’s the greatest feeling in the world? For me, it’s when I can feel that my experience of Love is true, honest and full-on. When I can feel that flow of unconditional Love, it’s the best.

What I notice is that the experience I’m having doesn’t have to be the most perfect looking. The people I’m extending Love to don’t have to be doing anything FOR me.

It’s absolutely wonderful when I can LOVE everything just as it is. That’s the BEST!
It’s so wonderful when we ALLOW ourselves to simply Love someone without condition, without opinion, without control and manipulation. It’s thrilling to be able to offer a gift of Love and have ZERO attachments, and to feel that gift is fully accepted in the way it was intended. That’s a pure experience of Love connection.

One of the things I used to notice all the time was that I would feel either reluctant to express Love, or resistant to receive Love. Many of us have frequent experiences of feeling that Love has strings attached, or that someone is giving us something with conditions. If we truly desire to have healthy relationships and move out of co-dependency then it can feel icky to be in a conditional, giving to get relationship situation.

Our true nature is to BE the Love that is available to be expressed and revealed, felt and shared NOW. It can take getting used to, and it’s SO worth it!

I invite you to practice noticing when you feel a resistance or reluctance to be in the free flow of Love and to open your awareness to the highest choice that is available to you. This is how we transform the old patterns of history and ancestry and move into the fullest experience of Love that’s available to us NOW. It takes a willingness to have a new experience and not know exactly how it’s going to go NOW.

In this way, we learn to trust LOVE itself. We learn how to BE the Loving expression of our Divinity, NOW.

Love reboots the circuits and purifies the inner pathways. Gratitude opens the flow of good. Forgiveness opens the flow of prosperity.

This year, let’s make the commitment to be willing to have a new experience every day – to cultivate a sense of security that comes from BEING our true selves, rather than being protective and defensive. I’m with you. Let’s do it together.

I’m grateful that I can have a new experience of Love and experience a healing. I share the benefits with all beings, so grateful to be One with ALL. That’s greatness!

I AM One with the One who Invented Love. My story is a Love story!

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Ready to stop playing small and waiting for the perfect moment?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Learning

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

I can be like a sponge, soaking up everything in my environment. That’s one of the reasons why I like to be out in nature so much. In every moment of every day we’re taking in information, we’re constantly learning and observing. I say all the time: we’re always teaching the efficacy of our choices. Everyone around us is watching us and noticing whether our choices bring us happiness or upset. They learn by watching, we learn by experiencing.

Along this spiritual journey, the time came when I recognized that much of what I’ve learned from what people told me is untrue. These untruths that keep getting passed along stem from a belief in duality. A belief in good and evil – opposing forces. Now, I Know we live in a unified field – one and only one. Even though it doesn’t alway seem like it.

I believe that evil is not a separate force, but simply that which appears to be destructive.

Now, I remember that there are seasons to everything. Sometimes the winter season feels intensely destructive, and then spring comes and the renewal begins again.

I consider how many things I hear in a day that I could easily accept as true that are actually completely false. This is has been a major topic of conversation in the news for the last couple of years.

There are all manner of untruths. There are so many that are commonly accepted that we don’t even stop to think about whether they’re true – we just accept them.

Consider statements such as:

People don’t change.
Life is hard and then you die.
It’s better to give then to receive.
Time heals all wounds.

None of those is true. They are beliefs that have become accepted as truths, but they are not true. They are false.

Any lie I choose to believe will create upset in one way or another – guaranteed. The upset calls the falsehood to my attention so that I can address it. Upsets are triggers that let us know when something is up for healing. Let’s not miss anymore healing opportunities. Let’s make use of them ALL.

In ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND, Shunryu Suzuki writes, “When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship.”

Today I invite you to make a list of beliefs you’ve accepted that you’d like to forget and replace with the truth. Be sure to include beliefs about yourself as well as beliefs about life and others. Doing this exercise will be profoundly helpful and healing, even if you only take 10 minutes with it.

By choosing to actively release our false beliefs, we take a giant step toward living in Truth. Through the personal practice of living in alignment with Truth we are a positive voice for truth in the world. Be in service to the Light. Be willing to forget the false! True learning is remembering the eternal truth.

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Ready to stop playing small and waiting for the perfect moment?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Attuning to My Prosperous Nature

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I used to believe that it’s better to give than to receive. Now, I know that’s crazy ego thinking. Being in tune with the infinite REQUIRES us to be good receivers.

Giving and receiving are really the same. A Course in Miracles says, “To have, give all to all.” Giving isn’t better than receiving it’s part of the same circle.

To be a good receiver, receive. Be receptive. Be receptive to the answered prayer. Believe it or not, this is critical step that many spiritual students neglect because they mistakenly believe it’s better to give than to receive.

The only place there is to receive from is infinite Spirit.
If we’re not receiving from Spirit then we won’t have much to share.
Everything worth having comes from Spirit.
Whether it comes from a person in the world, from the earth or as a thought.

One source.
One supply.

People who withhold Love and kindness often struggle with prosperity, even though it may seem as if they’re abundant. There are many aspects to being prosperous. It’s a good night’s sleep, healthy digestion and elimination. Having a bounce in your step and an easy smile. People can have lots of money and have none of those things.

There’s only one. We’re all connected. If we withhold from One we withhold from all, because all IS one. If we have kindness for some, but not for all, we will feel the effect. Our withholding takes us out of the flow of Love. The flow of Love IS the flow of Prosperity. Love and Prosperity are not separable. They are one.

If we close our heart to Love we close your life to Prosperity and Abundance. We may have wealth, but it won’t be enough and it won’t satisfy. That’s just how life is.

True Abundance and Prosperity comes from knowing our connection in Spirit, with Spirit.

If we seek to punish people with unkindness we will feel the lack and limitation being reflected back to us. What goes around, comes around, and it usually comes with increased energy. Especially now, in this time of instant karma. One way to tell if it’s karma: if it bothers you, it’s life showing us where we have some work to clear our heart. Let’s get to it!! No more delays!! We’ve played small long enough.

I like to look for ways to be more generous with my patience, kindness, and respect and in doing so I discover a greater flow of Prosperity comes with the opening of my heart!

Let’s all be PERFECT givers and receivers of Love. That’s true Prosperity, and it’s ours for the allowing. Now is our time to shine and share! Yes!

Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier in community. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love.

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

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

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

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

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Spirit Has What It Takes!

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Doesn’t it sometimes seem like a miracle that we can change our minds and stop making a mess of our lives? For a long time I was so AMAZED at the transformation I was experiencing. I had no idea that it was possible for me to change my mind with so much ease and grace. Who knew?

We can all live a miraculous life. We’re entitled to miracles – that’s what it says in A Course in Miracles. We naturally experience what feels like a miraculous flow of Love and support when we align with Love in our hearts and hold ourselves accountable. It can feel surprising and even shocking!

Once we really understand the power of our thinking then we can actively choose to work in the invisible and be effective every day in being truly helpful. What a blessing it is to feel and know that you are truly helpful.

What does working in the invisible mean?

A Course in Miracles and all truth teachings tell us: ALL thought produces form at some level.

  • Form is our experience.
  • Form is what we see and feel and hear.
  • You will see it when you believe it.
  • It is done onto you as you believe, not as you wish.

We’ve all been studying this for so long that we think we know it. For so long I had an INTELLECTUAL understanding, but I didn’t take it down into my heart and live it and so I didn’t actually KNOW it. I knew that I didn’t really know it because every day I gave my self permission to choose unloving thoughts, words and actions and I saw the mess that created.

For so long I labored in vain trying to MAKE things happen by working in the DENSITY of form rather than working in the ease and grace of the invisible. I struggled and worked so hard with just enough success to keep me crawling along, but I wanted to FLY! And my intuition told me it was possible, but HOW? I finally decided to do WHATEVER IT TOOK to live in a beautiful, masterful way and learn how to LIVE spiritual principle rather than just study it.

It might seem that you don’t have what it takes, but that, my friend, is just an opinion. Spirit always has what it takes to be it’s beautiful, powerful Self!

Seek first the kingdom, which is within, and all else will be added unto you! Your little willingness is all that’s required – Let’s PROVE it and deepen our faith NOW. Wow!

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

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

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

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

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Everything IS For Us!

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Things are changing super fast now. We are so blessed with the constant changing we see in the world. The ego/personality would like to latch onto things and keep them the same. The ego thinks that things were better when …. fill in that blank.

I don’t wish to go back. Not a minute, not a day. There are many a choice I’ve made that I can see were not the most loving, not the most well thought out choices, there have been millions of choices where I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve, if only.

And yet, I’m at the point where I can see that there’s an underlying perfection. A divine order that’s inescapable. A Course in Miracles tells us that God’s will is our will. There is no separate will. Only one life, one mind, one will. And, therefore, there’s noting to fear, because God’s will is always for us.

God’s will is our salvation.

Even if we have deep hidden fears that God is out to get us, we can rise above them and let them dissolve and resolve permanently by choosing to affirm that everything is for us and nothing is against us. I have found this to be very valuable.

When I’m surfing the changing and shifting energies and circumstances, I hold fast to God’s will in my mind and then I feel blessed, no matter what comes.

I’ve been willing to accept that even in the things I think I do not want and would like to avoid, there’s a blessing in there for me. All of life contains a blessing for me. Nothing is against me as long as I’m not against anyone or anything.

I’m for the loving expressions that bring change.
I seek not to change the world, but to change my mind about it.
I let Spirit do the heavy lifting.
And I rely upon the kindness of everyone I encounter to help me keep my balance!

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

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

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

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

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Wanting VS Having

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

I am a big Rolling Stones fan for decades. I’ve followed them on tour, and I’ve seen them so many times over the years. I always loved the song You Can’t Always Get What You Want and now I have a whole new understanding of that phrase. I love the song, but not the wanting!

If you’re interested in manifesting a life with more ease, grace, Love, fun, Freedom, Prosperity and Abundance, then let me just say, it is SO much easier than you can imagine. TRULY!

A Course in Miracles tells us, “ALL healing is at the level of the mind.” And that reminds us that it’s an inside job. Our healing is never dependent on what’s happening int he world. Never! So, let’s get on with our healing!

#1 – when we affirm that we want or need something, we’re actually affirming that we don’t have it and we’re pushing it away on an energetic level. I encourage you to release the words WANT and NEED from your usage. Rock your healing!

Yes, it’s true, you can’t always get what you want. And giving up wanting for having makes life far more enjoyable.

#2 – Usually most people who experience lack think of what they want, and then feel bummed out because they don’t have it. Hence, the experience of lack. The feeling of lack comes from affirming lack and blocks their receiving it. Additionally by affirming a belief that they can’t have it, they don’t deserve it, or that it’s hard to get, it begins to feel further and further away.

I use this phrase: I’d like to have…

And then I let it rest in the mind of the infinite. Intentionally, I don’t start figuring out how to get it. I allow what is my highest and best to come to me or for me to be led to it. It’s actually an incredibly simple practice! Try it, you’ll like it! It’s effective AND it’s easy. You won’t believe it until you start to REALLY practice it. When you do begin to really practice it you’ll start to realize just HOW TEMPTING it is to cancel out your desire with thoughts of lack and limitation. Be mindful!

I can’t tell you how many people will defend their lack and limitation. I share what I’ve learned and they immediately jump in with “yes, but you don’t understand my situation …” Then they explain how the world of effects is organized to defeat their abundance.

The world of effects is a projection of our thoughts and beliefs. How can the world possibly be the cause of ANYTHING?

Realizations like this one are the DIRECT result of spiritual practice. That’s why my offerings are all about clearing out the hidden negative habits and applying the practical tips and tools that really make a difference in the quality of our lives.

Would you like support to shift your thinking and your life? People are still joining my 7 week spiritual bootcamp class – you can too! Join us in Finding Freedom, align with others who are ROCKING their healing this summer! People are already experiencing amazing healing! It’s not too late to join us. If you need a payment plan, just ask me! Register now and make this the summer that changes your entire life! Click here to learn more!

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. In my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

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

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

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

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

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

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Higher Calling

Friday, March 9th, 2018

With each passing day I’m more and more clear that what I feel called to do is to support the folks who feel called to share this message of Love. For so long I didn’t feel qualified, and yet I felt called.

For a long time I studied spiritual principles and learned so much, but the learning wasn’t helping me as much as I felt it should. I discovered how to bridge the gap of feeling unqualified and now, there’s nothing I’d rather do than help those who feel called find their inner-qualifications.

When we feel called from the heart, there’s a burning desire to share and reach out to others. It’s Spirit IN us. We are IN-spired. In Spirit. And from there, we will be given what we need.

In class yesterday, I led a visioning that was so powerful. It was abundantly clear that we each have a higher calling that is unique.

A Course in Miracles tells us that our script is already written and that there are many different possibilities in our script and with every choice we make we open different areas of the script. We can open higher possibilities in our script than we are currently experiencing. We really can “go for it.”

Let’s give Spirit the heavy lifting of figuring out how – our job really is to be willing and to allow.

There’s so much more healing for us to experience and we’re right on the edge of it NOW.

Will you hold a higher vision for your life? Will you let Spirit show you how?

I would like to share with everyone how much more is possible for each of us – and by more, I mean more Peace, more Love, and more TRUE JOY!

I’m so glad we’re doing it together because I love the company!

FREE CLASS AVAILABLE NOW: Now is the time for us to truly LIVE these teachings of A Course in Miracles and that’s why I’m feeling called to offer this free class I just recorded. My topic is Living A Course in Miracles. This is a free class so anyone can join – and I’ll be offering some live-coaching

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. I’ll preview my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class where we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Now is the time for us to fly! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Click here to register for my free Living A Course in Miracles and learn more.

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

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

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

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

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The End of Lack

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The most basic principles of the teachings of Jesus have transformed my life because I applied them. Studying them didn’t really help me. In fact, much of the time, because of my studies, I actually felt badly about myself because I judged myself as failing at what I was learning.

I would try to comfort myself with telling myself that I was doing so much by studying the teachings, but I knew in my heart that it wasn’t true.

For a long time, I thought that living in alignment with principle would be so hard that I couldn’t do it. I also had the belief that if I lived in alignment with principle I’d have to give up everything that gave me relief from my suffering. Neither of these beliefs was true.

I’ve learned that if the thought doesn’t make me happy, it’s probably not true and therefore I don’t need it anymore.

It took courage for me to have faith and place my trust in Spirit that if I gave up the things that I thought I liked and the things that I thought I needed, I would actually be happier. In the process I learned that I didn’t really have to give them up, but I did have to give up my attachment – I had to give up the needing, the wanting and the craving.

Needing, wanting and craving is all a sign of feeling disconnected from Spirit. The disconnect is intensified when we worship false idols.

Our bodies can be false idols.
Our loved ones can be false idols.
Our jobs can be false idols.

Where there is needing, wanting and craving, there are false gods and idols.

We can give the cravings to Spirit for healing.
We can discover that we’re whole and lacking and nothing, but we must actively choose it. That’s our willingness. That’s the way – willingness is the way!

With our active decision to be willing, and our choice to give up needing, wanting, craving, we find ourselves moving into a period of true prosperity. We discover the end of lack.

Life is amazing. Our healing is at hand. Let’s choose it and go together, NOW!

FREE CLASS TODAY: Now is the time for us to truly LIVE these teachings of A Course in Miracles and that’s why I’m feeling called to offer a free class this Thursday, March 8th. My topic is Living A Course in Miracles. This is a free class so anyone can join – and I’ll be offering some live-coaching

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. I’ll preview my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class where we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Now is the time for us to fly! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Click here to register for my free Living A Course in Miracles and learn more.

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

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

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

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

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Your Communication Link with God

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

A Course in Miracles tells us that we have a Communication Link with God and yet one of the most frequently asked questions I get is: How can I improve my intuition?

Let us consider what our intuition actually is. I love to look at Webster’s dictionary and see what they say. Their official definition is:

1. quick and ready insight
2. a: immediate apprehension or cognition
    b: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
    c: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference

Our intuitive insights come from our relationship with our Higher Holy Spirit Self, our TRUE Self. It’s a divine dialogue, or conversation that is instantaneous and it doesn’t take time.

Like prayer itself, intuition isn’t governed by time and space. Intuition is our own “direct knowledge.” And that knowledge is profoundly helpful. It SAVES time and it averts suffering when we listen and follow.

No matter how often we choose NOT to listen and follow, we are never judged or punished. How amazing and cool is that?

Spirit doesn’t punish, because it doesn’t judge.

ACIM tells us in the 11th Miracle Principle, “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.

Now is the time for us to truly LIVE these teachings of A Course in Miracles and that’s why I’m feeling called to offer a free class this Thursday, March 8th. My topic is Living A Course in Miracles. This is a free class so anyone can join – and I’ll be taking questions.

My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. I’ll preview my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class where we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

Now is the time for us to fly. My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Click here to register for my free Living A Course in Miracles and learn more.

Spiritual Community is a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Your Communication Link with God

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

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

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

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Love & Prosperity

Monday, February 26th, 2018

One of the patterns that many people remind me of is a see-saw or a pendulum. For instance, let’s say you have an experience with a loved one where they disappoint you. The first thought you might have is: “they’re bad, wrong, out of integrity, unloving, inexcusable” or some kind of complaint.

Then, the next thought you might have is the boomerang coming back which is a thought such as, “I must be bad, wrong, unworthy, unlovable, inappropriate or they wouldn’t have done this to me.”

When there’s an attack thought then there’s a lack thought and we bounce back and forth between lack and attack until we have a change of mind. When we change our mind, we interrupt the pattern and we open ourselves to the flow of Love and Prosperity.

The belief in lack actually preceeds the attack thought, but sometimes we notice the attack thought first and the lack thought afterward. We each have our own unique way of experiencing this particularly pervasive pattern of dysfunction and suffering.

It doesn’t matter which thought, lack or attack, comes first.
If we believe in lack, then we’ll feel attacked.
We’ll feel unworthy.
If we feel attacked then we believe we’re justified in attacking back.
If we attack others then we feel guilty and ashamed. We feel a lack of Love.
And so it goes: the hamster wheel of misery.

What matters is HOW TO GET OFF the wheel.
We have the power to get off that wheel of misery.
We absolutely DO have what it takes.

Willingness to listen to the Divine Guidance is the key to getting off. It makes our healing SO MUCH faster. It’s unbelievable and miraculous how much healing we can have when we’re willing!

Interrupting the patterns again and again, rather than just going along with them, is precisely how we train ourselves to have a new experience rather than repeat the same thing again and again. And we only do it if we are truly interested in having a NEW experience of the UNLIMITED flow of good.

You can say to yourself:

I’m not interested in that old pattern anymore!
That’s not my way anymore. I’m done with that old way of lack and attack!
I’m interested in Love, Prosperity, Wholeness, Freedom and living abundantly!

We replace the old thought with the new thought and we’re on our way to a new experience of Love and Prosperity!

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Prayer Answered

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

I am taking a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with a beautiful group of teachers led by Hari Kaur Khalsa. It’s been a wonderful journey. I truly appreciate Hari’s beautiful spirit, her stories and wisdom.

I’d like to share a story she recently told that touched me:

There is no shortage of supply; only a shortage of demand.

One cold NYC winter evening I was frustrated and beside myself. I was stuck in a difficult situation and could not find my way out of it. I was between yoga classes and took a break to walk around the corner in the freezing cold. I was muttering, “come on God, let’s get this rolling, I am not asking for much, all I want is a hand, just give me a hand here!”

I was deep in my hooded coat and muttering to myself “give me a hand, all I need is a hand!” over and over. I approached a corner and had to wait for the light. A young man in a dark blue military jacket with a huge fur lined hood bumped into me. I stepped away to keep my distance. He moved closer and he said “This is for you.” I did not hear it completely and said; “I’m fine. Thank you.” He moved closer and bumped me again and said louder; “This is for YOU.” He was trying to hand me a piece of cardboard. I took it.

I turned over this small square of heavy brown cardboard and froze in my place. I looked up and he was gone. I could not believe my eyes. Drawn on this cardboard was a beautifully hand rendered drawing of a HAND, palm up with plenty of room to receive. REALLY?

I had to laugh. I laughed hard. REALLY? Is this how the universe is going to work? I opened my next class – just 10 minutes later with the story. We all laughed but were deeply struck by the strangeness of it all. One dear student, I know well, spoke out; “Hari, don’t you know who you are? Why didn’t you ask for a million dollars?”

That hand drawing hangs on the wall in the Treehouse over the yoga tea table as proof that we are in a conversation with God, with the universe, with life. We are not victims, we are not alone; no matter what. The universe may not give you what you want, but it can point you in the right direction, make you laugh, and clear the path for you to find the way. This feeling of connection and not being alone is the heart of the matter to me and it is nothing short of miraculous.

A Course in Miracles tells us REPEATEDLY to ask, and ask, and ask again. This is a critical part of our undoing the illusion that we’re separate, and on our own.

As we gather insight and release the blocks to Love, we realize that the wisest thing to ask for is assistance, guidance, inspiration, intuition, clear direction and the courage to receive it, rather than for what we imagine is our answered prayer. Releasing the blocks to Love IS our answered prayer.

In Hari’s story, Spirit helps her to remember to laugh. The message of the hand is clear: God is listening very closely. Notice how Hari did what we’ve all done – we push away the prayer’s answer because we have a set idea, an attachment, to how it will come.

There are so many beautiful and profound insights for us in Hari’s simple story. I’ve had similar experiences and they taught me to pray to be a better listener and a better asker.

The angels taught me to ask this question: “If I knew what to ask for, what would I ask for?” Listening to the answer has improved my life tremendously.

People ask me all the all the time: “How do you remember to ask?”

I say, ask the angels to remind you. When we ask for help, it means we’re willing and open to receiving it. Angels love to help us and we can ask all day long. Asking for help with everything and to always see the more loving choice, the more expansive choice is all we need ask for.

It’s extraordinary how simple the most helpful tools can be. Prayer is a power tool. Asking for assistance is different than a prayer. If you’re interested in learning more about what I share about prayer, you can check out my Prayer Power class that starts on Monday! Click here now to learn more now.

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

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False Identity

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s time to choose.

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

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

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

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Feelings

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

One of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles is “You may still complain about fear, but you nevertheless persist in making yourself fearful.”

As much as we might prefer to blame others for how we feel, it’s never going to be the actual cause of our emotions. Our emotions are triggered by our thoughts. When you consider your experiences of life, who can actually make you feel anything?

Do I have the power to make people angry or sad? If I do, then let me use that power to make people feel happy and peaceful.

If I could make people feel happy I would, but that’s not how it works.

ACIM tells us that our thoughts produce form, at some level. Our emotions are form. Our thoughts are also form. Thoughts produce more thoughts.

Someone could say that dogs make them feel afraid and threatened, but is it the animals, or is it their thoughts about the animals. I’ve seen people be truly frightened by a sweet friendly dog and I’ve seen people be calm with a threatening dog.

We like to think that things outside of us can make us feel things, but we can choose to take dominion over our mind.

When we can take responsibility for the thoughts that we think we’ve made a huge step in the direction of spiritual maturity. For me, one of the most powerful realizations I’ve had on this path of unfolding love is that my willingness to be responsible for what I choose to think is actually going to be a benefit to me.

I’ve learned that being responsible is an act of self-love. It’s natural for us all to make mis-takes. I make them every day and I also learn from them every day. I used to be terrified to make mis-takes, but since I’ve learned to be loving with myself I’m not afraid to make mis-takes anymore.

Some mis-takes are missed opportunities.
Some are tactical errors.
Some are oversights.

No matter what, I’m always learning – and I’m always learning to forgive. Forgiveness is an act of Love and being able to forgive easily makes me a more loving person.

Wonderful!

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President Lincoln & Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 19th, 2018

One of my greatest teachers has been Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I find his teachings so uplifting and inspiring. I encourage you, if you ever fear afraid or downhearted, turn to the mighty Reverend King. He was a powerful preacher and teacher. The master pastor!

On this President’s Day I’m reflecting on current events and past. In the United States there’s a great deal of information coming forward that a foreign government intent on creating chaos in our country has made tremendous efforts to divide us by playing on our fears, opinions, judgments and fantasies. Divide and conquer seems to be a strategy that’s unfolding all over the place – but we know better.

Spirit is leading us to see the fruitlessness of divisiveness. We are on a trajectory to release all these old fear-based, grabby, greedy, ancient patterns of attack and defend.

What I see in all of this is that the darkness IS being brought to the light. And that reminds me of a man many believe was our greatest president, who helped the American people rise to the light in our darkest days, Abraham Lincoln.

I have been deeply moved by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s telling of this story of Lincoln’s exceptional leadership and the power of redemption.

On this President’s Day, let us celebrate our ability to navigate the most difficult of times and bring ourselves to the higher ground through extending Love and compassion!

Here are the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his powerful “Loving Our Enemies” sermon:

“I think that Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies.’ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That’s why Jesus says, “Love your enemies.”

Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. Here’s the person who is a neighbor, and this person is doing something wrong to you and all of that. Just keep being friendly to that person. Keep loving them. Don’t do anything to embarrass them. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.

Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with bitterness because they’re mad because you love them like that. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.

I think of one of the best examples of this. We all remember the great president of this United States, Abraham Lincoln—these United States rather. You remember when Abraham Lincoln was running for president of the United States, there was a man who ran all around the country talking about Lincoln. He said a lot of bad things about Lincoln, a lot of unkind things. And sometimes he would get to the point that he would even talk about his looks, saying, ‘You don’t want a tall, lanky, ignorant man like this as the president of the United States.’ He went on and on and on and went around with that type of attitude and wrote about it.

Finally, one day Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. And if you read the great biography of Lincoln, if you read the great works about him, you will discover that as every president comes to the point, he came to the point of having to choose a Cabinet.

And then came the time for him to choose a Secretary of War. He looked across the nation, and decided to choose a man by the name of Mr. Stanton. And when Abraham Lincoln stood around his advisors and mentioned this fact, they said to him: ‘Mr. Lincoln, are you a fool? Do you know what Mr. Stanton has been saying about you? Do you know what he has done, tried to do to you? Do you know that he has tried to defeat you on every hand? Do you know that, Mr. Lincoln? Did you read all of those derogatory statements that he made about you?’ Abraham Lincoln stood before the advisors around him and said: ‘Oh yes, I know about it; I read about it; I’ve heard him myself. But after looking over the country, I find that he is the best man for the job.’

Mr. Stanton did become Secretary of War, and a few months later, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. And if you go to Washington, you will discover that one of the greatest words or statements ever made by, about Abraham Lincoln was made about this man Stanton.

And as Abraham Lincoln came to the end of his life, Stanton stood up and said: ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’ And he made a beautiful statement concerning the character and the stature of this man. If Abraham Lincoln had hated Stanton, if Abraham Lincoln had answered everything Stanton said, Abraham Lincoln would have not transformed and redeemed Stanton. Stanton would have gone to his grave hating Lincoln, and Lincoln would have gone to his grave hating Stanton. But through the power of love Abraham Lincoln was able to redeem Stanton.

That’s it. There is a power in love that our world has not discovered yet. Jesus discovered it centuries ago. Mahatma Gandhi of India discovered it a few years ago, but most men and most women never discover it. For they believe in hitting for hitting; they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; they believe in hating for hating; but Jesus comes to us and says, ‘This isn’t the way.’ And oh this morning, as I think of the fact that our world is in transition now. Our whole world is facing a revolution. Our nation is facing a revolution, our nation. One of the things that concerns me most is that in the midst of the revolution of the world and the midst of the revolution of this nation, that we will discover the meaning of Jesus’ words.”

I invite you to consider this story and Dr. King’s advice to us. Who can you change your mind about and redeem today? Are you willing?

Let us bring the darkness to the light. This is our spiritual responsibility. May truth prevail on earth!

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Touch

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Yesterday, I was at a yoga class and when we were on a break from the class, I was talking with a couple of friends and I put my arm around one of them, and hugged her gently while we continued to talk. A simple gesture of loving friendship. I had been guided to do it – Spirit definitely gave me the nudge.

And she said “thank you,” with real appreciation. I knew it was a healing moment. A Love extending moment. I’m so glad I listened.

Isn’t it interesting how much power there is in human touch? I can so easily hurt or heal with my touch.

One of the most obvious ways to practice nonviolence is to refrain from any act of physical violence. The most powerful way to practice nonviolence is to be loving.

Often I can let someone know that I love them by a simple touch and it means a lot. In my family we hug and kiss goodnight, and it’s part of our loving bed time rituals.

I certainly don’t share a loving touch with people I feel uncomfortable with or hostile toward. Have you ever had a hug from someone who seemed like they were trying to take something from you? Or where it felt totally fake? I have.

A loving hand on the shoulder, a hug, a pat on the back–these small gestures can let people know I genuinely care. When words are too much or too little, a gentle touch can be so healing. You can be the touch of an angel.

When confronted with the opportunity to lovingly show someone I care I consider Emmet Fox’s words, “There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem…”

Knowing that LOVE is the healer, I make a commitment to show the people I love how much I care by extending my loving touch when it feels appropriate – I don’t need to force it – I follow my heart.

Let my hand be the one that extends the Love that heals. As I become aware of every opportunity to express Love, my constant spiritual practice widens and deepens.

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Mindfulness

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

When I bring my attention fully into the present, into the now, then I can see that each and every moment contains a choice. The choice is always between love and something other than love. As I keep a commitment to being mindful it’s possible for me to choose love more often.

As I am mindful of the choices I make, I am also mindful of their outcomes. Now that I am more mindful, if I choose fear, anger or some other form of suffering I can see that it was my choice.

Right there in that moment of knowing that I made a choice, there’s another opportunity to choose love and forgive myself. I witness that love has an intelligence all of its own. This makes every moment of my life a work of art.

In their book EMBRACING THE BELOVED: Relationship as a Path of Awakening, Stephen & Ondrea Levine write, “Those who suppress the ego instead of just letting it recede into the heart make the same merciless error in judgment as those who, attempting to cure serious illness, believe they must ‘filter out all negative thoughts’ in order to be healed … They do not recognize that what leaves the ‘negative residue’ is not the thought, no matter how dark or fearful, but the negative reaction (holding), as opposed to the healing response (letting go), to that moment. That a ‘positive’ thought grasped is less healing than a ‘negative’ one met with mercy.”

Focusing on being able to respond rather than react as my spiritual practice changed my life and helped me heal my relationships.

I’ve made a commitment to be mindful as part of my daily spiritual practice. I may not always succeed, but when I do, I meet any dark and fearful thoughts with mercy.

In this way my daily practice is healing and I share the benefit with all beings because I am one with them. And that makes even the most challenging day a blessing to us all.

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Beloved

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Many years ago, during the month of February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I sat for hours in contemplative meditation about Love. It came to me so clearly that my primary relationship is with the Infinite Presence. My beloved is THE Beloved, regardless of what other relationships I might have.

On that fine Valentine’s Day gone by, as I continued my sittings in contemplative meditation about the nature of Love, what I came to feel was that the Beloved loves me with an infinite capacityto love. My Beloved loves me through everyone and everything, that’s how much my Beloved loves me. What I awoke to is that I want to be THAT Lover’s lover.

I choose to say with strength and Clarity that I AM devoted to the Lover who loves with no beginning and no end. The Beloved holds nothing against me and cannot do enough for me. Everywhere I go, there my lover is, rejoicing in me, making my way joyous.

Miraculously, with this realization of being adored by the Divine, I’ve been able to walk (more and more every day), with the sense that the Beloved is with me always. This soulful realization has led me to be more loving, more kind to everyone I meet – knowing that they are an aspect of my Beloved, the source of all Love. This realization has led me to be more receptive to the good that my Beloved is always trying to express for me and around me. This is where the devotion is for me. My Beloved cannot help but give to me, and I am receptive to it or it passes me by.

Because I feel so well loved it is easier for me to be more patient, kind, generous, and more like my Beloved. I have finally learned how to walk in the awareness that I give only to my Beloved and it is only my Beloved who gives to me – no matter what it looks like or who is standing in front of me. Always, it is my Beloved. I am in love with The One who invented Love and The One who invented Love is in love with me ~ and ever shall it be so.

Since All is One, I know that you too are the Beloved of the Beloved – and ever shall it be so!

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