Archive for the ‘Relationships’ Category

Vision of Relationship Healing

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

In every relationship, there’s a vision of holiness that can be revealed.

When we give up on other people, we’re also giving up on ourselves.  And yet, when people are so disappointing and difficult, it’s so tempting to walk away from them.  Giving up, quitting, that’s the easy thing to do, in the short run.  In the long run, it will become a weight that’s not worth carrying.

So, what to do?  I get this question a lot.  

Consider this:  We’re all one with each other.  And, we’re all eternal.  Therefore, it stands to reason that our relationships are eternal as well.  So, while we can certainly SEEM to walk away and end a relationship in this lifetime, it’s only temporary.

Why settle for a temporary solution that will only make things more challenging in the future?  Why build into your future a challenge you’ll have to deal with that will be fermenting the entire time between now and then?

How to deal with it in the present moment?  Well, you don’t have to keep talking with the person.  You don’t have to connect and relate with them in the visible world.  Seek not to change another person, but to change your mind about them.

Not many people are really willing to hold the vision of the highest and best in their difficult relationships.  It takes a lot more effort than it does to complain.  

Complaining never helps.  Complaining makes you a crap magnet.  Compassion makes you a LOVE magnet.  Which would you rather be.

Hold the vision of a healed relationships and then let Spirit do the healing.  Sometimes this can be REALLY challenging.  And, it’s also a way to heal your mind.  

If you give up on the relationship, you’re giving up on yourself.

Instead of giving up on the relationship, give the relationship UP to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

Give up your needing, wanting, cravings and aversions about the relationship.  Give up all forms of attachment to the person and the way the relationship “should” be and you’ll have a healing in your heart – but you have to really mean it.

Be willing to hold a vision of healing without an attachment to how it looks.

Focus on how you’d like that relationship to feel – would you like it to feel loving, harmonious, playful, respectful, prosperous, beautiful and more?  Hold the vision of that, cultivate that feeling and give up how you think it should look.

It may take a great willingness, and it may take a while, but then it won’t come back and bite you on the behind and that’s great!  We have other things to do besides recovering from being bitten on the behind!  

If you were freaking out, or in a rough place, would you wish for SOMEONE to hold the high watch for you?  Of course you would.  Be that person now!

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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!

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Non-Attachment

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

I’m enjoying myself in San Francisco at the A Course in Miracles conference. It’s such a blessing to get together with so many people I know and enjoy and to be able to meet people for the very first time. We’re such a harmonious group of people and I value that greatly.

I found it interesting that seven years ago I had a desire and a goal to be one of the main speakers at this conference and to speak to the whole group rather than in a breakout session. This year, I was told I would be speaking to the whole group.

When I got the news, I noticed that I was glad to have that opportunity – but only because I really wish to share the message that Spirit gives me and to hold the intention to speak so clearly that everyone in the room would have a healing.

I noticed that it really didn’t matter to me in an egotistical way – big room, small room, it truly didn’t matter at all.

My aspiration is to be truly helpful and to support as many people as I can, but how many people show up, how many I’m able to reach – these things are not up to me. Spirit has that job and I’ve let Spirit keep it.

It’s wonderful to be able to experience life with less and less attachment. In my classes we set goals, intentions and aspirations, and we practice holding them strongly, but without attachment so that we can be in Peace and Joy with our goals, and have no fear or worry.

I’m amazed at how attachments cause such intense suffering. Needing, wanting, craving are the way of the ego.

And, it’s breathtaking how much healing we can have, and so quickly, when we’re willing to work at the level of the mind to give up the attachments. It requires willingness and that’s why I focus on the ways to cultivate that willingness.

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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Ending A Relationship

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

AND it is SO worth it!

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

Love IS our healer
Love knows the way.

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

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

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

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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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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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The Love of Your Life

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Years ago I realized that there was a wonderful opportunity to shift my life in a way that would really bring more Love into my experience. I decided to BE the love of my life instead of looking outside myself to someone else.

The more I’ve lived AS the love of my life, I’ve found that it’s naturally easier for me to be more loving with others, and that brings more Love in my life.

Like attracts like.

When we love ourselves, if other people behave in ways that are unloving, it bothers us less and less. We can see their behavior as the cry for Love that it is and we can respond with compassion.

When we love ourselves, we can have more compassion for others, which means we can extend Love to them, rather than take things personally. That saves a HUGE amount of time, and energy that we formerly invested in being upset.

No longer investing in being upset is one of the great acts of Self-Love.

Compassion is loving understanding. Being able to respond with compassion brings more Love into our experience too. In this way, we are more and more in the flow of Love and staying there. There’s no need to leave. The habits of criticizing and attacking fall away and are replaced with genuine loving kindness and a lightness of being takes over.

No matter how entrenched we are in feeling alone, unlovable, unworthy, or bad, we can turn it around very quickly when we let Spirit show us how. This is one of the most valuable things we can learn and that’s why it’s a focus of my classes. We can easily be much more happy when we’re wiling to change our minds.

The power of decision is ours. We can decide to BE the love of our life and let Spirit show us how. With Valentine’s Day being tomorrow, it’s perfect timing to make this powerful shift!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: February is relationship month on my radio show and today my topic is The Love of Your Life.

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

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Forgiveness & Prosperity

Monday, February 12th, 2018

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

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

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

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

Prosperity IS Love.
Love IS Prosperity.

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

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

Prosperity IS Peace. Peace IS Love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Studying VS Learning

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

For years, I satisfied my ego by studying spiritual teachings and making small amounts of progress in the transformation of my life and the healing of my heart. I invested SO much time studying, without actually diving into do the deeper healing work.

Reading lots of books and listening to lots of audios is a great way to get the ego to feel like it’s doing a great job. However, I couldn’t settle for that. I had a deep desire to truly have a breakthrough and to KNOW GOD.

Reading books isn’t a way to know God. That’s pretty obvious, right? Yet, we do read books thinking it’s going to deepen us spiritually.

Gathering information can be interesting, but information doesn’t have the power to heal. Our healing is the release of the blocks to Love. Books can inspire us tremendously, but without application, it’s just a momentary high.

I have a number of books about spirituality that I LOVE, some I even take with me wherever I go, like A Course in Miracles. As much as I treasure the teachings in the books, without the practical application of them in my life, nothing in my life changes.

It’s my willingness to be in tune with the Infinite Spirit that shifts my awareness, heals my mind, opens my heart and changes things in my life for the better.

Studying teachings is wonderful, but unless it inspires us to actually do something different, to make a more loving choice, to see with new eyes, we’re not actually investing our time wisely.

Our willingness to hear more clearly, see more clearly, know more clearly and feel more clearly the opportunities to choose Love is the place for us to put our attention. When we do, it’s miraculous how much healing can happen so quickly. Decades of wandering in the desert are harvested instantly. We come home to our true identity in Spirit. These are the blessings that are ours to receive in each moment. Let us claim them, now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Letting Love In

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The people I know who are longing for more Love and connection in their life are sometimes aware that they are the ones that are blocking the flow of Love. Some folks are in relationships that don’t feel loving and the thought is that the reason there’s a lack of Love is because of what the other people are doing. Both perspectives can feel intensely depressing, frustrating and confusing as well as hurtful.

What can make things even more difficult, and we might not even realize it, is that we’re judging ourselves for not being able to figure it out. We judge ourselves as being a failure, or we judge our loved ones as being bad, wrong and a failure. Judge, judge, judge.

I can so relate to this. I would ping pong back and forth between the two mindsets of blaming myself and blaming others. Blaming doesn’t help.

What does help is being willing to look for the loving choices in the moment. We were talking about this in class last night. It’s about being able to PAUSE rather than react from the same perspective from the past.

When we pause, something new can happen.
With a pause we’re letting Spirit have a chance to get in.
In the pause we can hear the still small voice of Spirit.

It takes a strong willingness to move out of reaction and to the pause.

We all desire to be in the flow of Love so much, it’s worth a little pause, isn’t it?

If you KNEW that training yourself to pause in order to hear the voice for Love would improve the quality of every minute of the rest of your life, would you make it a priority?

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Because of recent sharing in this year’s Masterful Living Classes and Community Calls, I’ve decided to reopen registration until midnight on February 12th. If you missed the opportunity to join us earlier in the year, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. We’re doing such amazing work this year, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

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

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Relationship Rescue

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

For most of us, our relationships are the most challenging part of our lives. For so many, many years I deluded myself into believing that my relationship problems were ALL about the other people and what they were doing or not doing, what they’d done and not done.

I was willing to admit that I exacerbated the problems we had, but there was NO WAY I would take responsibility for the relationship problems and drama because it WASN’T MY FAULT.

There’s the crux of how the ego caught me like a fish on a hook. The ego ALWAYS looks to blame someone. I was a blamer and a complainer.

What I am so grateful for now is that I’ve learned that one person in a relationship can take 100% responsibility, and working with Spirit, because we share the same mind, the entire relationship can be turned around, miraculously. I see this year after year in my Masterful Living classes.

Relationship healing is the most common miracle that people experience in our classes. True and lasting healing, for which they are very grateful. It’s the gift they give to everyone in their lives.

True and lasting healing of any kind comes because we’ve healed the issue in our mind. The root cause of the problem is gone completely.

In the last few years I’ve been doing a bit of gardening and I’ve learned that if you don’t get the weeds out at the roots, they’ll come right back and often with more vigor, because they know they need to “bring it” with more ferocity in order to survive. Our mental and emotional problems can seem to operate in the same way.

In my classes we focus on healing to the absolute root. We put Spirit in charge because Spirit knows the root. Spirit knows EXACTLY how these beliefs came to our awareness, how they took root, and how we allowed them to grow, fed them and fueled them. Spirit knows every detail. Spirit can heal it in every nook and cranny because it doesn’t need to investigate. It already knows.

True, lasting, and miraculous healing is about being in a REAL partnership with the invisible field of Love that is always live-streaming insight and clarity to us, if we’re receptive. And that’s why I do what I do – to show people the way to do that!

In order to be more receptive, we have to clear the blocks to Love from our mind, working with Spirt, of course!

Because of recent sharing in this year’s Masterful Living Classes and Community Calls, I’ve decided to reopen registration until midnight on February 12th. If you missed the opportunity to join us earlier in the year, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. We’re doing such amazing work this year, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Love Relationships.

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

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Prosperity & Abundance Practice

Monday, February 5th, 2018

I’ve watched this Power of Love Ministry grow and grow and serve many thousands of people around the world over the last 12 years. Our success is because of the foundation. We’re following Spirit’s guidance. We’re giving freely. We share about giving and being generous of heart and Spirit.

One of my favorite lines in all of Shakespeare comes from my favorite play of all time which is Romeo and Juliet. The line is from the beautiful balcony scene when Juliet and Romeo declare their love for each other and Juliet says,

“My generosity to you is as limitless as the sea,
and my love is as deep.
The more love I give you,
the more I have.
Both loves are infinite.”

This is how Love feels to me, it’s without condition, without reservation. Love is infinite generosity. Love is boundless givingness.

A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.” In ACIM, Jesus tells us this is where the Holy Spirit begins our lessons – we must learn to give, for we have already received EVERYTHING.

The most fundamental practice of Prosperity and Abundance is to not hoard anything, and to not entertain limitation and lack. Don’t entertain the thoughts if you don’t wish to have the experience of them. Give them ALL to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Do it many times per day.

Spirit doesn’t know what limitation is because it’s not real. Lack doesn’t exist in our eternal nature. We’ve made it up and that’s why we see it.

The basis of our lack and limitation is withholding. The more I give Love the more I have EVERYTHING. I don’t think about lack and limitation anymore, but I used to think about it CONSTANTLY and I worried all the time about how to pay my bills.

Spirit taught me to give the stinking thinking away to the One who can heal it. I did and it has changed my life. It’s still part of my daily practice.

Spiritual practice is all day. It’s in everything. It’s in how I wash my body in the shower, with gentleness and tenderness. It’s in the way I eat my food with mindfulness. It’s in the way I bless everyone in the line at the bank. It’s our whole life.

Prosperity is our nature. Abundance is our inheritance, but if we hoard it and withhold Love, we won’t ever know it. Let’s release the blocks to Love and start over every moment. Spirit is always new, never-changing, perfect Love. That is what we truly are. Now is the moment for us to practice and give thanks that we can begin again.

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

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Flowing in Abundance

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Right now, in our human experience, we’re all working with the same lesson. Of course, this makes perfect sense, when you realize that we’re all one. All one, working on the same lesson.

We each have our individual aspects of the curriculum, and it all adds up to a complete and perfect whole.

What is this one great lesson? It’s the full realization of our unity and oneness in spirit. Every single problem, concern, worry, challenge, issue or upset that we have in our human experience is always related to a belief in separation – it’s all about a belief in limitation.

A belief in separation from God produces all sense of lack and limitation in our human experience.

Our willingness to accept the unity of all life increases our abundance and prosperity. When we actively recognize our connection with all beings, then we’re expanding our sense of worthiness and our understanding of our unlimited nature. This brings gratitude and that also generates more abundance.

Gratitude is the attitude that increases the good.

When we can accept that every problem is an expression of a belief in separation, it’s easier for us to let Spirit undo every problem, worry, doubt, fear and sense of doubt with one antidote: unity consciousness.

We don’t have to figure out how to solve any problems anymore. All we need do is recognize that every problem stems from an active belief in limitation and separation.

So the question is, are you willing to give up every problem you think have in exchange for recognizing that you are one with every person on this planet, every creature, and particle of life?

I AM willing to prove God as my very life! I AM willing to choose Love today!

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

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Guilt As A Motivator

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

One of the most painful things we do in our relationships is to lay guilt on people in order to motivate them. It’s so manipulative and it really sucks the Love right out of our relationships. I’ve done a few radio shows about this topic and one that you may find helpful is called Cultivating A Guiltless Mind.

As a teacher and a spiritual counselor, I’ve talked with so many people who feel so pained by their loved ones trying to manipulate them by saying things that are designed to make them feel badly about their choices. I’ve talked with an equal number of people who don’t even realize that their manipulations using guilt are what’s poisoning their relationships.

This manipulation by guilt-tripping is so common, people don’t even realize that they do it. It’s so completely accepted in our world, that seems normal. It seems like it’s a “natural” part of our relationships.

Alienating people with guilt leaves us in a lonely, cold place. We can change that. There IS a better way.

One of the most extraordinary and wonderful benefits people have from actually doing the work that I recommend in my classes is that they have A LOT more Love in their lives. It takes real courage to look within and to make changes. It means being willing to travel into unknown territory and it often means being willing to be vulnerable.

Life without regret is so much more enjoyable. I know that for a fact.

I used to lay guilt trips on anyone and everyone. Manipulation was my constant activity. I thought I was clever for being able to be so manipulative. I’ve learned a lot and I’m not going back.

I encourage you to learn about the subtleties of “guilting” other people and to actively eliminate them from your way of relating to others. You’ll feel SO much better about yourself ALL of the time. It’s worth it!

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

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The Long View

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

I’ve learned the value of working towards succeeding in the long view. I’ve learned to hold the vision that Spirit gives me for the changes that are possible and then it’s my job to energize that vision and call it into being. In some spiritual teachings it’s called “holding the form.”

For instance, many years ago, when Whole Foods first had a store in my neighborhood in Los Angeles, they had a lot of organic produce. It seemed REALLY expensive compared to what was available for non-organic produce at other stores. (FYI, I also shopped at Trader Joe’s, my favorite store to this day.)

Although the organic foods where much more expensive, I decided to purchase them, not just because I wish to eat organic foods without toxic pesticides, I wished to support the growth of that industry. I like to give financial support to people who are doing the work that I feel is most valuable and most supports the world I’d like to live in.

I realized that it might cost me $200 more per year to eat organic, but I felt that was the only way to support that industry, and those farmers, and bring the cost down. Since then, the price of organic produce has gone down. And it continues to go down as it is more and more popular.

I knew that it took years for a farmer to be able to turn their farm to organic and I was in it for the long view. Sometimes we invest in the big picture, even though it seems like our little choices won’t add up to changing the big picture. In truth, it’s quite often that our little changes and efforts are the only thing that CAN change the long view.

I’m very excited about our future right now. I hold the long view that in 10 years time, in America, we will have many seats in congress and in local public offices held by women, and particularly women of color. Beautiful, brilliant women who truly care about children, housing, economics, and the welfare and well-being of the people in these United States.

I’m holding the long view and it feels SO good to me. I’m loving it! Right now, I look in the news each day and I simply say “Wow! Who ever thought THAT would happen?” Things are changing, they’re blowing up, they’re falling down, and I have faith in the vision of unity in the long view.

What are you holding for the long view of your life and your community?

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

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Healthy Boundaries

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Yesterday, on my radio show, I was talking about having healthy boundaries. This is a question I hear frequently, “what does healthy boundaries mean?”

Healthy boundaries means loving relationships that are respectful, honoring and not in any way co-dependent, manipulating, controlling or abusive. Understanding what healthy boundaries are is a big step towards having them.

It took me until I was in my 40’s before I realized that I didn’t know what healthy boundaries were. I had all kinds of co-dependency and dysfunction happening in my relationships.

I cleaned up my act, and Spirit led the way for me. Now, it’s easy to maintain healthy boundaries. I barely have to think about it.

This has made a HUGE difference in the quality of my life.

Having healthy boundaries improves the quality of your life and your relationships. It improves your health and well-being. This is a major issue for all of us.

If you think you might have boundary or co-dependency issues, this episode of my radio show might be helpful to you. Click here to check it now!

Hey! Would you like to gain some REAL momentum this year? Join me in my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! This class comes with my New Year’s Reboot class and a full month of my Sacred Circle. This is my best deal all year long! Click here for more info.

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

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Full Moon Healing & Ceremony!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey! Would you like to gain some REAL momentum this year? Join me in my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! Click here for more info.

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

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

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Generosity

Monday, January 29th, 2018

When I was the spiritual leader of the spiritual community that is now called INSPIRE LA in Los Angeles, one of the things we made a big part of our mission was to connect with and honor the elders and their wisdom. This was so important to me. I deeply value the wisdom of the elders who have learned so much through their years of living life.

Not all elders are particularly wise, this we know, but regardless, they deserve our respect. It’s so worth taking the time to seek out and talk with the elders of the community.

One thing we discovered was that a local housing development for the elderly it was very common that, towards the end of the month, residents wouldn’t have any money left to buy food. Their social security checks would have run out in the last days of the month and they’d literally be without food. So, we decided to start having pot lucks at the end of the month (with LOTS of leftovers) to have a festive and fun experience, while also providing necessary food to help them get through that lean time.

I encourage you to look around your area, and see if you can find where there might be elderly people near you, who are living on their government checks, and who might be tightly budgeted and very much in need of some support come the end of the month.

I once visited a lightworker, who gave so much to their community and who was quite financially challenged. Part of how they made it through the month was because a neighbor brought them food each week – simple offerings of bread and cheese, maybe some fruit – to help them get through the lean times.

Invite Spirit to help you identify those people in your area for whom it would be absolutely be life-changing for you to bring them $20 worth of food a couple of times a month. Or perhaps there’s an older person in your neighborhood that finds it tremendously difficult to get out and go to the store when the weather is rough.

These are considered “old-fashioned” values, and I’m old-fashioned in so many ways.

Spirit will point the way for you if you’re interested and willing. It’s extraordinary what a difference you can make in someone’s life and you’ll be so glad you did!

And if you have children, bring them along and let them see what loving your neighbor REALLY means. This is the true generosity, it’s being generous of Spirit and extending Love in practical ways that profoundly improve the quality of people’s lives!

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GO Time!

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

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

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

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

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

What is needed will arrive when it’s needed.

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

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

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High Resolve

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

In Masterful Living class yesterday we were sharing about our experiences of repeating the same lessons. It can be quite discouraging to go through similar experiences again and again. I know for myself repeating the same lessons made me feel like a total spiritual loser.

One thing that I often felt was that my promises to myself, my agreements with myself and my learning, would simply fade into the dark corners of my mind.

It was a great help and inspiration to me when I read the writing of Reverend Howard Thurman (1899-1991), a beautiful writer and considered one of the most inspiring of the Christian mystics in recent history. I share with you now a beautiful essay that inspires me year after year. I share it hoping that you too will draw inspiration and motivation from it as I do.

The Moments of High Resolve

Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.

Despite the dullness and barrenness of the days that pass, if I search with due diligence, I can always find a deposit left by some former radiance. But I had forgotten. At the time it was full-orbed, glorious, and resplendent. I was sure that I would never forget. In the moment of its fullness, I was sure that it would illumine my path for all the rest of my journey. I had forgotten how easy it is to forget.

There was no intent to betray what seemed so sure at the time. My response was whole, clean, authentic. But little by little, there crept into my life the dust and grit of the journey. Details, lower-level demands, all kinds of cross currents — nothing momentous, nothing overwhelming, nothing flagrant — just wear and tear. If there had been some direct challenge –a clear-cut issue — I would have fought it to the end, and beyond.

In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed.

Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.

From For The Inward Journey by Howard Thurman

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Agreements

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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

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

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

The way out is through forgiveness. Self-forgiveness.

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

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

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

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

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

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Behavior Modification

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

So many self-help programs focus on techniques that aren’t actually helpful. In fact, they leave us feeling more dejected and more hopeless than before we started. Self-help programs are often centered around the idea that there’s something wrong with us. That’s not helpful!

For many years I really worked at behavior modification. I focused on that because I didn’t really believe it was possible for me to change the underlying causes of my behaviors. I believed that at least if I could * change the behavior then I could feel somewhat better about myself. Only it didn’t really work. And it was a lot of effort to try and control myself.

I’ve been so impressed, year after year, watching people in my Masterful Living Course as they heal things at the root cause. I say “heal it to the root, to have new fruit!”

Some folks will encourage you to have coping strategies and ways of managing things. I’ve definitely come to see that it’s much easier and faster to go for healing the behavior by healing the mind that instigates it.

Having a coping strategy doesn’t shift the mind that holds a false belief.

I don’t honestly know how to heal things at the level of the mind, but I know how to call forth a healing, to accept it, to allow it and to receive it. Spirit takes care of the how, our job is to allow.

It takes courage to be willing to let the negative habits go, because when we do, we’re changing our identification. When we let go of the habits that keep us locked into a negative view of ourselves, then we start to see ourselves as we truly are – and that’s a big shift. It often shifts everything in our life, and it brings new experiences which can be a bit disorienting and challenging – certainly they are intimidating to the ego.

Fortunately, Spirit will guide us if we allow. There’s a way out of suffering and it’s ours for the asking!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Behavior Modification.

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Spiritual Maturity

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Harvest the Learning

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. You can read Part 1 – Spiritual information before you read this, Part 2. In yesterday’s Spiritual Espresso, I was talking about getting caught by the ego, while trying to live a spiritual life studying other people’s work.

I was putting so much energy, time and money into spirituality, but I wasn’t feeling like my life was changing the way I thought it should, or believed it could. I recognized that the ‘should’ and the ‘could’ words were judgments, but that’s how I felt back then.

I believed that, if I read all these spiritual books by all these wonderful, celebrated spiritual authors that everybody loves, and if I went to all these lectures and these talks and took these workshops and did all these spiritual things, that I’d have so much spiritual information, I’d be healed, and my life would be terrific. I believed, or maybe I just hoped, everything I desired would come to me, because I had all this spiritual, healing information.

Well, I am here to say that it doesn’t work. There’s one thing that I’ve learned that actually does heal your mind and allow you to live from your heart. Living from your heart, it’s like you get the time back that you thought you’d wasted. There’s a wonderful teaching from the Bible, that when you’re born of the Spirit, when you come back into your heart and you’re reborn in the Spirit, then all the years that the locusts have eaten are given back to you. All the time that you think you wasted, it’s given back to you.

How is it given back to you? By virtue of moving into your heart, having self-compassion, loving yourself, forgiving yourself and everyone else, forgiving the debts and the debtors, the trespassers and the trespasses, then we can live in the moment. We can finally live the Love.

When we start to genuinely live the Love that we are, all that we’d blocked, all the learning that we’d blocked, we can now harvest. So, it really is like all the time we wasted is given back to us. The learning comes pouring in to our awareness and gratitude fills our heart because we realize now that none of it was a waste. Even when it seemed like we weren’t learning ANYTHING we were, in fact, learning something quite valuable. And sometimes there’s so much gratitude for being able to finally harvest he learning from the past, that we can only weep tears of thanksgiving.

More in Part 3 tomorrow!

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