Archive for the ‘Self-Compassion’ Category

On Call for Spirit

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Right now, we’re “on call” for Spirit.

In the same way that a doctor might be “on call” in case of emergency, let’s be on call for Spirit.

Ready and available.

To accomplish this, let’s take extra time for self-care right now. That feels so important. I notice that many, many people in my life are going through stressful shifts and changes.

Let’s put extra attention on self-compassion and self-care so we can be available for Spirit.

Right now, people are challenged with illness, loss of life, feeling divided politically, feeling unloved and disrespected – so, one way we can be truly helpful is to make sure we’re “loved UP” all the time.

Being prayerFULL really helps too. Being prayed UP. Let’s pray before we make the phone call, get on the zoom meeting, leave the house or enter the building.

Let us be prepared to shine the Light of Love when it’s needed.

Because, it’s definitely what we’re here for – to be truly helpful – as needed.

And I’m so glad that we’re doing it together.

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Click on the picture below to check out my video series:

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 
Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st. I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere. If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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Extending Love

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Spirit is always leading us to a greater expression of unity, Love, connection, oneness, even when it seems like we’re being led away.

That’s pure grace, active in our lives and in our awareness.

After this intense year and a half leading up to and through the US election, one thing is abundantly clear here in the United States of America: *

We’re still divided in what we value. There’s a strong appearance of sides and opposition. With the new shifts in the balance of power in the government, I sense that Spirit is forcing us to look at the pain of acting in a divisive way. It feels to me like we’re choosing to learn what comes from making anyone the enemy or the bad guy.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the president, a senator, a governor or a caravan, when we don’t recognize our brothers and sisters are one with us, we’re going to suffer and it’s our own choice, because it’s our decision to separate that causes the pain.

There is no other. There just isn’t.

We must change our view in order to have a new experience.


That’s what the civil rights movement taught us.
And yet, here we are, learning it again.

A Course in Miracles tells us so clearly, “Seek not to change the world, but to choose to change your mind about the world.” That’s our calling. That’s our divine destiny.

Let us be about our Divine Mother Father’s business now.


Let us focus on ending separation thinking through choosing to extend Love.

I’ve made a free video series about healing and spiritual awakening for those who are interested in signing up for the early bird waitlist of my year-long Masterful Living program. The series is all about Walking the Talk, & Living the Love and I’m enjoying making it! Click here to get access to the video series.

Click on the picture below to check out my video series:

Don’t Miss Out! You can also sign up for the early bird waitlist of my Masterful Living program – Masterful Living is my year-long program that begins in January. If you’re interested in Walking the Talk and Living the Love with me next year, then I’d like you to know I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support for next year’s participants. If you think you might like to be a part of my year-long program, sign up for the early bird waitlist!

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 
Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive November 15 to 21st. I’ll be doing this intensive training in-person (in New Hampshire where there’s very little virus) and, for the first time ever online – so you can join from anywhere. If you’re curious, but not sure, book an exploratory call with a spiritual counselor to learn more.

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Debates

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Last night I was texting with friends about the Presidential debate. I had decided not to watch it – I don’t have a TV anyway, but I could have watched it live-streamed on the web if I’d wished to.

I decided not to watch because when I checked in with my body, my body was repulsed. I literally felt queasy at the thought of watching. That was a solar plexus, third chakra reaction.

This tummy response tells me that my ego would have gotten threatened had I listened to the debate and it’s better for me not to. I can know the highest and best for everyone more easily if I don’t watch the experience of “attack and defend” live.

My friends who watched live were texting me that they were upset by how it was going. My response was to remember that the Christ is within each one of us. We’re one with each other.

Let’s know the truth in order to be at Peace.

People ask me all the time about what Self-Love really is. Self-Love is me not putting myself in a situation where my judgments will get the better of me.

For me, retaining my equanimity is far more important than most other kinds of experiences.

I’ve learned that it’s important for me to check in and “fact check” my own sensory system for where I might be prejudiced by false beliefs and misperceptions.

Stoking the fire of my judgments will only hamper me and my desire for world Peace.

I truly desire world Peace.

My life is dedicated to it. I’m willing to work at the level of the mind to be fully responsible for the world I see and for the healing of it. It’s taken me a lot of work to get to this place and I intend to maintain it.

If you’d like to have a major increase in your connection with Spirit and feeling PEACE of mind, you might like my  Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles.  Join me and you will be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!  

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Aversions

Monday, September 14th, 2020

I used to have an aversion to people who seemed weak, timid or afraid. It would bring up my own fear of being weak. I didn’t know that’s why I had the aversion, but that’s how this mirroring thing works.

What I also didn’t realize was that my many, MANY aversions were a huge distraction for me. Getting triggered, annoyed, upset, irritated and frustrated as well as taking offense on a daily basis ate up a lot of my time and energy. It also kept me swimming in a low vibrational pool of negativity of my own making.

I blamed everyone else, so I didn’t see a way out of it – until I was willing.

Do you have an aversion to people who act in a certain way?

I literally would feel this intense need to get away from people who were insecure. It was almost as if it were some kind of thing that I could catch – and that thought terrified me. Now, I’m aware that the reason it was so bothersome to me is that it was my own insecurities being reflected to me.

My insecurities were intolerable for me. I had so little self-compassion.

All of that began to change when I decided to focus on being compassionate for others.

As I was able to extend love to others, I could begin to have some love for myself. A little bit of love goes a long way.

This is why each act of loving kindness that we can extend to others opens our heart and helps us to be more available to the good in life. AND I learned that the way to heal an aversion is to have compassion. It works!

Life is SO much better without aversions.

Now, I use my time and energy for things that are enjoyable and productive. That makes my life worthwhile.

Now, I can see that my aversions kept me playing small, living in lack and limitation.

Next time your mind drifts to attacking someone, or even yourself, see if you can remember this and extend some compassion to welcome more good in your life. It’s a powerful spiritual practice that we can take with us every moment of every day!

Have you seen the direct results of having a practice of extending Love and compassion? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Thank you!

STARTS FRIDAY:  I’m getting ready for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat which starts on Friday.  If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaining and other mental patterns that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining me.  You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind, one breakthrough at a time – that’s what we’re doing.

Follow your intuition – only you know if this is right for you right now.

Consider this:

You won’t regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who’ve done it.

Get going. Take action. Be aggressive about working with your mind. DO NOT DELAY. If you’re waiting, if you’re not getting the results you’d like, what are you waiting for?

Don’t take my word for it, read the testimonials from those who have done this work with me. They believed that nothing would work for them, and they were willing to do something different anyway. Now, they’re not playing small anymore. They’re not letting fear dictate their life. They have a real and powerful connection with Spirit.

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Mastering Self-Compassion

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

One of the most challenging things we can learn in our life is to turn the focus of our mind from what we don’t want and to focus on having that which we truly desire. At least that’s been the most challenging thing for me to actually DO. For many years, I started so many days praying and meditating to be a loving, peaceful presence in this world. And then I would spend the rest of the day judging myself and my loved ones and anyone else who crossed my path. At the end of the day, I would feel like a hopeless loser, anxious, and afraid. At night I’d dream of arguing with my loved ones and endlessly seeking and never finding.

One of my recurring dreams was that I had an opportunity to do something really wonderful, something that I really, really wanted and would enjoy – often it was something like tickets to a Rolling Stones concert which was a teenage passion of mine – and for some reason or another, I could never get there.

In the dream, I would realize I didn’t have a film for my camera (pre-digital camera times), and I would decide to make a quick run to a nearby store and then never make it back to the concert. No matter how hard I tried to get back to the concert, I’d be delayed and thwarted. The longer my distraction took the more desperate and distressed I would become to get back to the concert. I’d feel panic because I was missing all the good parts! I would wake up in the distress of seeking but not finding. I had that dream again and again. It was the story of my life.

I now have eyes to see and a heart to know that the dream simply represented my spiritual life. Every day I was allowing myself to be distracted in my spiritual walk. I could talk about it, but I didn’t walk it with real dedication. I was constantly distracted. I stopped having that dream when I made the commitment to live the teachings all day long.

I was playing small with my spirituality and my whole life.

Of course, each and every day I am aware of the places where I fall short of the mark, but I am aware of my choices more than ever.

I choose Love more than ever.

I judge less and less and less. I’m firmly on the path and nothing can take me off it now. I no longer backslide and that is such a relief!

In my learning, I felt like a toddler learning to walk who falls down many times a day. Falling down a lot was part of the learning. Being wobbly was part of the learning. It’s not that I was doing something wrong when I fell down. I was learning.

Because I was aware that I was learning something that was new to me, I decided to make the easier loving and have compassion for myself. Compassion is loving understanding. It became the foundation of my spiritual practice.

Love is the healer.

I’ve learned true self-compassion through my experience of stumbling, falling and picking myself up.

Everyone sees me fall and stumble. Everyone also sees that I am dedicated to learning to walk this talk of Love. They see that I do not chastise myself or berate myself when I fall.

I keep my sight on the goal, my eyes on the prize.
I’m not playing small anymore.

Sometimes I cry, sometimes I laugh, but I always get up with more compassion than I had before I fell. And so the Love grows in my heart, in my awareness, and I bless myself and everyone else because I’m one with them.

And this is how I learn to walk my talk. The more I learn, the more I can give up learning and simply remember the truth that sets us all free. I am so grateful we walk together. Together we remember we are one and we bless the world!

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