Archive for the ‘Prayer’ Category

No Offense

June 7, 2022 | COMMENTS
Okay, I admit it.  Sometimes I get tired of people taking offense when none is intended.   And, it’s something I used to do every single day. Sometimes people take offense when an offense is intended.  Example:  Leslie makes a... Read More

Miracle Activation

June 6, 2022 | COMMENTS
Miracles require tremendous effort and are only for special people. Just kidding! People think that miracles are only for people who are the chosen ones. It’s just not true!  As Jesus says in A Course in Miracles, "ALL are chosen." One... Read More

Healing the Causes of Violence

June 5, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the most unexpected benefits I’ve had from becoming a Spiritual Counselor 22 years ago is that I’ve learned so much about how the ego mind works.   I’ve also learned that no matter how troubled a person is,... Read More

Recognizing the Mirror

June 4, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the questions I frequently get is how to know whether or not a situation is a "mirror." For instance, if someone treats me badly, is it a mirror of something inside of me?   Did I draw it... Read More

Divine Elegance

June 3, 2022 | COMMENTS
I love looking words up in the dictionary.  Words are a power tool and I like to use them correctly and with intention.  I also love elegance.  It’s a quality of life that feels nourishing to me.   According to Webster's... Read More

My faith kept me centered

June 2, 2022 | COMMENTS
The night before last, my precious kitten, Sattva took off into the night around 10pm.  I’d opened the door to let Bodhi back in and Sattva took the opportunity to go for a midnight run.   He does something like... Read More

Suicide Is No Answer

June 1, 2022 | COMMENTS
I have worked with many people who felt suicidal as well as with many people whose loved ones have taken their own lives and it is just about the most devastating thing I know of. Inevitably, people who are “left... Read More

How Much Further?

May 31, 2022 | COMMENTS
Pain is such a teacher.  And it’s a teacher I’m not interested in learning with anymore.  There are all kinds of pain, and I don’t wish to experience any of them anymore.  I feel complete with what pain has to... Read More

My Purpose Is Attainable

May 30, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday in our Sundays With Spirit online service I was sharing about how grateful I am to realize we all have the same purpose in this life and it’s outlined clearly in A Course in Miracles:  I am here only to be truly... Read More

You can’t take my gun

May 29, 2022 | COMMENTS
I live out in rural Vermont.  Farm country.  In the mountains at the edge of a huge national forest.   I see people in the grocery store and around town wearing a holstered gun on their hip.  People in my... Read More


May 28, 2022 | COMMENTS
Lots of people are feeling agitated right now. The cause is not in the world. The cause of our agitation is our thoughts about the world. And we can change our mind about the world. I used to be an... Read More

Prayer Is the Way

May 27, 2022 | COMMENTS
The most influential nonviolent leaders have all been deeply prayerful people. Indeed, most of them have also been spiritual leaders or devoted spiritual students. Dr. King was not a politician. He wasn’t a lawyer or a civic leader.  Dr. King... Read More

Use What You Have

May 26, 2022 | COMMENTS
One of the things that used to bother me tremendously was I felt that I was holding myself back.  I was resistant and reluctant to follow inspiration.   If we don’t use our gifts and talents do we lose them?... Read More

Living Without Regret

May 25, 2022 | COMMENTS
I used to feel that I had SO MANY regrets that it was a heavy weight upon my heart. I created new regrets every day because I was so often making sarcastic and hurtful remarks to people around me.  I... Read More

When People Let Us Down

May 24, 2022 | COMMENTS
In the Stop Playing Small Retreat yesterday I shared about an experience where I’d been let down.  People who agreed to do certain things didn’t do them and they didn’t have the courtesy to let me know that they decided... Read More

Emotional Maturity and Spiritual Liberation

May 23, 2022 | COMMENTS
There’s such a thing as emotional maturity.  When we’re emotionally mature we don’t play victim and we don’t let fan the flames of our upset.  Instead, we’re interested in the truth, and in what’s real.   With our emotional maturity... Read More

I blame myself

May 22, 2022 | COMMENTS
Years ago, in a class, I said, “if you’re trying to solve your problem with anything other than Love, you’ll still have a problem.”  I was glad I heard myself say it.  It’s stuck with me. A Course in Miracles Workbook... Read More

Spiritual Fitness for Liberation

May 21, 2022 | COMMENTS
How many times have I had the opportunity to choose Freedom and instead chosen to revisit the past? Millions? It’s impossible to guestimate. What I do know is that I make at least 10,000 choices a day. Every day, all day, every 5... Read More

Peace Without Exceptions

May 20, 2022 | COMMENTS
When it feels like there’s no way, Spirit can still make a way.   When it feels like only failure is possible, Spirit can still succeed. When it feels like all is lost, Spirit can show us what’s valuable. In... Read More

Feelings, Emotions and God

May 19, 2022 | COMMENTS
Yesterday I traveled from our family home in Maine back to my home in Vermont.  It’s a long drive - 7 hrs - more intense because I'm by myself and do all the driving, and definitely more intense with the fur... Read More

We’re Healing the Pain

May 18, 2022 | COMMENTS
It’s hard to imagine that we have the ability to heal all of our own pain and suffering.  In fact, we have to ask ourselves why we wouldn’t wish to heal all the pain, but many people don’t actually wish... Read More

Available For My Good

May 17, 2022 | COMMENTS
We can fill our mind with information to the point of distraction.  It’s not actually helpful. What is helpful is when we're learning something that actually makes a real difference in our lives in terms of improving the quality of... Read More

Living A Life of True Prosperity

May 16, 2022 | COMMENTS
For a long time, I thought living in alignment with spiritual principle would be so hard I couldn’t do it.  I had the belief that if I lived in alignment with principle I’d have to give up everything that gave... Read More

From a tiny flame to a bonfire

May 15, 2022 | COMMENTS
The ends is in the means.  If we’d like to get where we’d like to go, we have to be sure that our desire matches our means to get there or otherwise we’re merely in fantasy. I know A LOT... Read More

Peace Is More Important

May 14, 2022 | COMMENTS
I’m up in Maine at my family’s home on Deer Isle.  In order to be able to keep it in the family, we have it as a rental and it’s booked a lot of the year.  In spring I come... Read More