Archive for the ‘Self-Esteem’ Category

Don’t Take It Personally

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

It’s so valuable for us to remember that when people are upset with us, it’s really NOT personal. Think about it, when you feel upset because of what someone is doing, aren’t you actually upset because of how you are judging them? It’s your judgment that upsets you – not what they’re doing. It’s your interpretation. It’s the meaning you make of it that is bothering you.

When we’re upset, we’re viewing the perfection in the moment through the lens of the past. That’s why A Course in Miracles tells us “you’re never upset for the reason you think.”

When we don’t like what someone is doing or not doing the tendency is to become take it personally, judge and then feel upset, and then fearful. It’s the same old pattern repeating over and over. When it seems like we’re being attacked, the tendency is to defend by attacking which just increases the turmoil.

I love that ACIM says, “The best defense, as always, is not to attack another’s position, but rather to protect the truth.”

I always know that I’m incorrect when I’m blaming others for my upset. I’m not interested in seeing myself as a victim any longer – enough of that! I’m interested in feeling empowered, loving and happy. I am willing to receive all challenges as a gift.

Now is the time for us to focus on HEALING these pain patterns. When the trigger happens, the healing opportunity is practically screaming at us. Let’s not delay another day!

LIVE Video LOVE-stream today: Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself.

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Intensity of Density

Monday, March 18th, 2019

In case you haven’t noticed, things are picking up speed and intensity. We’re living in the time of speed. What would take a generation to come to terms with, we’re doing in a year.

Right now, we can all bear witness to eruptions of all kinds in all directions. There are explosions of ferocious and deadly weather. Planes crashing. Massacres. Outbreaks of war. The patriarchy is being turned on its side and it’s shaking. Those who feel entitled to profit off of other people’s pain are being exposed. Hatred is coming to the surface, and those who cannot lead with Love attempt to divide and conquer.

It’s the intensity of density, the shaking and howling as we rise up to a higher vibration. Those who resist are not going quietly.

Are you in breakdown or breakthrough, or can you feel both happening?

Very often, there’s a breakdown before there’s a breakthrough. Sometime’s  it feels impossible to believe that everything works together for our good. At times it feels insane to even contemplate that everything in this world could possibly work together for our good.

Many times, when there are dramatic and intense acts of violence and destruction from nature or from people, it feels as though we’re living in a world that is completely insane.

When it feels insane, I focus on increasing my trust and faith that there is only God’s Will, and no other Will, no separate Will. I affirm that if I could see beyond time and space, I would know and see and feel the perfection that is being revealed.

God’s Will is perfect happiness for me. And I can suffer but from the belief there is another will apart from His. A Course in Miracles Lesson 116

As of now, in most cases, I do not know what anything is for (ACIM Lesson 25) and so I can either be terrified or I can place my trust in Love. I cannot handle being terrified, as it feels pointless, and placing my trust in Love has never, ever been pointless, so I go with what works for me.

I feel comfort and security in knowing that there is only one will at work in my life, and I can learn to trust it completely. I feel that is my mission. To fully trust and have faith that Spirit is fully good, and there is no ACTUAL opposition to that good, no matter how things appear.

Let us learn to rely upon grace. I certainly do. Grace is always available and present. Whether we ask for it or not, it’s activated. Like a Divine Insurance Plan.

Grace becomes inevitable instantly in those who have prepared a table where it can be gently laid and willingly received; an altar clean and holy for the gift.

Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real. A Course in Miracles Lesson 169

Our mission is to rise above the battlefield and see all is One. United, indivisible. Grace is Divine Justice at work in our lives. On this we can rely and never doubt, if we choose.

Let us know that there is Divine Will and grace at work in the lives of everyone who is having a breakdown right now. Something powerfully good is happening regardless of how it looks. Spirit is in charge. Spirit does not fail and will not fail. On this we depend. We don’t have to make the healing happen, we allow it. Our willingness is all that is required.

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us! We have a couple of spots left.

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if that helps you.

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Manifesting, Life Purpose and Relationships

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

When I first started counseling people, many people were asking for help living their life purpose, healing their relationships, and manifesting the life they desired. These are three main topics that people have in life.

Being successful at living our life purpose, having great relationships and manifesting even the most basic necessities can all seem like a big mystery. We don’t wish to manifest our heart’s desire only to have it slip through our fingers. We’d like to have the consciousness to hold on to it!

Everything in our life is a demonstration of our beliefs. Many times beliefs are hidden, and even though we believe life is abundant, we’re not experiencing it. We can believe that God is Love, but we’re not experiencing it. This can be intensely frustrating.

We feel like a failure, and we know that’s not helpful. We label “not spiritual” and it makes us feel like a fake, adding insult to injury. It doesn’t have to stay that way.

When you think of manifesting, do you think of:

  • Home, Car, Vacations, or
  • Paying the bills, Groceries, Needs of your family, or
  • Life Purpose and Career, Relationships with a partner and friends

If your answer is ONE or ALL of the Above, then I’d like to share with you an event I’m participating in that’s completely free.

Join me speaking with my colleague, Melissa Lilly Nelson, on New Three University’s Manifesting, Life Purpose and Relationships online event. This is my second time doing an event with Melissa, and it may call to you where you are right now.

I agree with Melissa when she shares that “manifesting an abundant life purpose and Supportive Relationships is our birthright!.” It’s our nature to be in the flow of Love, Abundance, Wisdom, and to live our true purpose.

You’re Invited, Click Here to Join Us.

This event is not overwhelming, because the interviews are only 20 minutes each, give great advice, and it’s a small group of teachers so you won’t get a ton of e-mails. And, you can always unsubscribe when you feel complete, but it’s definitely worth giving each person a listen. Enjoy!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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Obedience

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

I’ve come to learn that being obedient to my guidance really works well for me. For so long I was a rebel and didn’t wish to do anything that someone told me. I would even rebel against my own higher intelligence, just so I could be defiant and be the boss of me. Well, that’s the crazy logic of the ego. It’s not logical. And, it’s also not fun.

So many people would like to have more fun, more Joy, more Love and laughter in their lives, but they’re too busy trying to figure out better managing and coping strategies, and that was me. When we operate on our own, thinking we have to do it all for ourselves, then life is much harder. But we’re the ones who’re making it that way, and we can change our minds.

I would pray for guidance and then reject it. It’s not that I did this from time to time. This was a daily occurrence for me. That’s how intense and strong my defiant rebellion was.

The very thought of putting my Higher Holy Spirit Self in charge was scary. As it is for most people. Sometimes, in a class or counseling session, I will suggest that people work with the affirmation “Thy will be done.” Most people cringe at the thought of it.

We don’t wish to put Spirit in charge because we fear it will mean the loss of everything we enjoy. The opposite is true. It means the loss of fear, worry and doubt – but you won’t know it until you choose it. It requires a leap of faith.

Why pray for Love, support and guidance and then continuously reject it? When we do that, it’s like proving that we’re not worthy of a good life. That’s the message that we’re sending ourselves when we refuse to actually accept the answered prayer.

It may seem odd that accepting the answered prayer, and following the guidance, would be what obedience is all about, but I’ve found that it is. It’s not that Spirit is ordering me around. Spirit isn’t separate from me. The guidance is from the Higher Holy Spirit SELF, not separate.

I’m being obedient to my own actual desire for happiness when I follow my intuition.

It takes courage and willingness to follow our guidance, but it really does lead to a much happier life and a life without fear.

Yesterday, I had a wonderful time talking with my dear friend, Lisa Natoli. Together we had a chat about healing live on Facebook, and you can watch the video right here:

We’re getting ready for our Spring Clearing Retreat next week – it’s not too late to join us – and we still have payment plans!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is The Attraction of Guilt. 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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Parents

Monday, March 11th, 2019

I talk with many parents, especially moms, who feel guilty if they take care of themselves. Parents often feel guilty for just wishing to take time away from their family.

It seems as though parents who are super committed to their family and their children still feel guilty if they take a few days for themselves – even when there’s another parent or grandparents to care for them.

Many parents feel they should do even more for their children, even when they’re doing a LOT. The idea of sacrifice comes up frequently.

Sacrifice, like crucifixion, is an ego concept that people often feel drawn to, but there’s no part of either that brings benefit to anyone. None. Nada. Nothing.

Yes, there are times when we feel compelled to choose to forgo something that’s important to us because taking care of a loved one is MORE important to us- but that’s not a sacrifice. It’s a choice.

We have a choice.

Sacrifice is a PERSPECTIVE. When we feel we’re making a painful choice, then it feels like a sacrifice. But that doesn’t mean that it is.

“Pain is a wrong perspective.”
A Course in Miracles
Workbook, Lesson 190

When we’re making a choice to give up something because we feel we HAVE to, then there’s the sense of sacrifice. But that’s not how this world REALLY works. Sacrifice is unnecessary.

Let’s say you give up sleep to take care of your child.
Or you stay up all night helping them apply for student loans.
Or you work two jobs to put them through college.
You don’t have to do it, you choose to do it, because this is what’s important to you. That’s not actually a sacrifice.

If we think of these choices as sacrifice, it layers in more guilt for the children. We don’t want our loved ones to feel guilty – or do we?

Maybe it’s just family tradition?

It’s extremely valuable for the release of pain and suffering to consider everything that feels like a sacrifice.

I remember when my Mom was so ill and I was caring for her alongside my Dad. I could have said that it was a sacrifice to take care of her and to be a support to my Dad. I gave up many things in order to do that. But none of them was a sacrifice to me. I would have paid money to be able to be with them. I would have gladly given up more for the opportunity to be a support and to be by their side.

Would you like to turn your pain into gain?
For every sacrifice you think you’ve made, write it down.
Write these things down, make a list.
Look at the choices you had and why you chose what you did.

If the choice you made FELT like a sacrifice, then be willing to see that you actually were making the choice YOU desired. It may have felt like you had to and you didn’t have a choice, but that’s a trick of the ego. We often have choices, even when we think we don’t.

There are plenty of parents who don’t choose to work a second job so their kids can go to a special school. And there are plenty of parents who don’t lose sleep to help their children succeed. We may think it’s a given to do these things, but it’s not. It’s a choice.

Get the ego out of the conversation and be willing to see that you made the choice that felt best for YOU.

It’s so important, because if you believe there’s been a sacrifice, then your children may well feel guilty that they didn’t deserve your sacrifice. Then you’re perpetuating the painful perspective that is completely false and unnecessary.

Instead of thinking that it’s a sacrifice to work a second job, just think of it as what it is: a choice to work a second job instead of having time to do other things. In those moments, the parent feels that this is the best use of their time. That’s not a sacrifice. It’s a heart investment.

I would have been MISERABLE if I couldn’t have been able to help my parents at that time in their life. There was no sacrifice, although I did choose to “give up” things that I could have done during that time. I didn’t wish to do any other thing besides serve my parents as best I could and be with them at their side through the whole ordeal, as much as possible. That was my heart’s desire.

Let’s not delude ourselves into sacrifice anymore.
Let’s not perpetuate the guilt.

Make a list of all the sacrifices and turn them into choices.

If you’ve made people feel guilty for your supposed sacrifices, forgive yourself and let them know that you realized your error. In this way, you are sure to be truly helpful to others, and you will see yourself free in the process!

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

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

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Problems

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Yesterday in our Masterful Living Class we were talking about problems. The ego mindset is one of constant problems, never-ending problems, relentless problems, running a gauntlet of problems.

We can become identified with our problems.
We can become addicted to solving problems.

And yet, problems are not coming at us from the world, they are manifestations of our beliefs and they can be resolved by Spirit, if we choose.

A Course in Miracles tells us:

The Holy Spirit offers you release from every problem that you think you have. They are the same to Him because each one, regardless of the form it seems to take, is a demand that someone suffer loss and make a sacrifice that you might gain. And when the situation is worked out so no one loses is the problem gone, because it was an error in perception that now has been corrected. One mistake is not more difficult for Him to bring to truth than is another. For there is but one mistake; the whole idea that loss is possible, and could result in gain for anyone. If this were true, then God would be unfair; sin would be possible, attack be justified and vengeance fair. T-26.II.2.

I used to be what some would call a “drama queen”. I realized that when I was fully identified with ego, I liked having problems because they made me feel alive. Now, I choose to feel alive because I’m experiencing the flow of Love.

When we feel like a victim, we’re identified with our problems. It’s a false identification. We’ve abandoned who we really are. We can come back to our true identity in Spirit, which always awaits our choice. The time to choose our true identity is now.

What a blessing that we can change our mind and our habits, no matter how ingrained they seem to be. Phew!

I encourage you to look at your identification with problems.
Are you a problem solver?
Are you a person with constant problems?
Do you grapple with big problems or little problems?

Where is your identification?
Who will you be without your problems?

These are meaningful questions that have really helped me to establish an awareness of my true identity. What do you choose?

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

One week from today! Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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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Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Yesterday I was blessed to have my dear friend, Lisa Natoli, as my guest on my radio show. Our topic was healing and the hour went by SO FAST. I have to say that I feel like my whole life revolves around this topic and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to heal that is available to all of us all the time. No more managing and coping!

This is a powerful time to open ourselves to the healing that is available to us. It’s never been so easy to let the past go and our willingness is all that’s required.

Yes, it can feel like peeling an onion – so many layers of burning and painful tears, but it doesn’t HAVE to be like that. We can throw the whole onion in the fire.

The week before, on the radio show, Corinne Zupko was my guest and we were talking about having the courage to heal. This is vital to understand because it’s something we can cultivate. Fear can be eliminated and Corinne’s beautiful work helping us to heal anxiety is a testimony to that. We don’t have to struggle with fear and anxiety, it can be dissolved and resolved back to the root cause, even if we don’t know what that root is. That is the miracle that is ours to receive.

And BTW, if you’re a radio show listener, last week’s audio was defective, so delete it from your podcast app and then download it again to get the “healed” version!

Jesus asked people if they were willing to heal. Without that willingness the healing doesn’t last – no matter what the issue is. We must be wiling to walk in the world in our wholeness and perfection and surrender everything in the mind that stands between us and our natural state.

There’s never a sacrifice, merely a surrender. Healing requires surrender of our false beliefs. We can begin now. It’s the perfect time. I surrender, I surrender, I surrender!

It takes courage to heal – and that’s why we can be so much more effective working together! Come to one of these healing events this month and we’ll go for it!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

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

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The Healing Cure

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

A Course in Miracles tells us that the healer is the mind itself and no other. If we allow ourselves to accept this, it can open the door to tremendous healing. However, it can also bring with it fear.

Healing isn’t complicated, but our feelings often are.

Our feelings stem from our belief system. When we believe things that aren’t true we have anxiety and fear. It does often seem as though the fear and anxiety are a natural reaction to our experiences, but it isn’t true and will never be true.

We can put 10 people in the same circumstances and some will feel afraid and some won’t, based on their beliefs. One person is terrified of intimate relationships and intimacy, and will avoid it at all costs, but has no problem climbing a rock wall. Yet another person can handle relationships but not the rock climbing.

In workshops, I’ve seen people sit on the other side of the room from me behind a table, with the arms folded across their chest, refusing to engage with the rest of the group, who are covering their fear with hostility and defensiveness. Those same people will shift in the course of a few hours in a workshop and become open, available, sweet and helpful.

Healing happens when we’re willing to be loving.

We can learn so much on our healing journey. SO MUCH!
That’s why I like to do the healing in groups, and with friends and like-minded souls.
When we go together it’s not so scary and we can accomplish so much more healing!

The question we must ask ourselves is “Wilt thou be made whole?”

Our willingness to relinquish the beliefs is absolutely required.

What belief holds you back from healing? Please share in the comments section below!

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Ready for some healing? If you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me this month in one of the great events we have plannedWe have payment plans if you need them.

Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details! And we have payment plans!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is Lisa Natoli and our topic is The Healing Cure. 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!

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

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Shame

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The lowest vibration we can sink to is one of shame. When we’re feeling ashamed we’re in complete denial of our divinity and that is as far as we get from being in touch with what’s true. It always helps me to remember two things when it comes to healing shame:

Number one, I cannot feel ashamed unless I’m in self-judgment. Since all judgments are false, I can let my attachment to that which isn’t true go. I can give it to Spirit for healing and I can be willing to focus on that which IS true.

Even if I feel ashamed because of someone else’s judgment, it’s only because I’ve agreed. I have the power to change my mind. I have the ability to allow Spirit to assist. I don’t ever have to go it alone!

Number two, what’s true, no matter what, is we are each having this human experience in order to be truly helpful by representing Spirit, the one who sent us. This is our holy purpose. There’s no way I can do that and be judging myself and shaming myself. It’s not possible for me to be helpful and be broadcasting a belief that there’s something wrong with me – I know, I tried and failed.

There are two pieces of really good news:

All shame is based on a false belief.
From shame, there’s no where to go but up.

Now, here’s what’s super important – forgive yourself for every single occasion when you tried to shame another person. We don’t realize it, but we often have hidden away all kinds of self-judgment related to trying to make other people feel ashamed or guilty. We can forgive ourselves and go forth and fulfill our holy purpose to be truly helpful.

Life is SO very good when we can see our way out of the hell we made. And we can help each other with our healing by releasing all resentment towards those who seemed to shame us or make us feel guilty. Instead, let them be our teachers. Let’s set them free from the prison of our minds and move on! Today’s the day for our sweet release!

FINAL DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Ready for some healing? Early Bird special on NOW Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!And we have payment plans!

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

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My Cure for Doom and Gloom

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

One of the things we were talking about in my Sacred Circle and in Masterful Living this week is that we often resist the very thing we are desiring most.

Consider for a moment the things that you’d most like to see made manifest in your life, your body, your relationships, your finances, your career. Pick one thing that you’d really, REALLY like to see made manifest. Now, can you feel or see that there are some steps you’d need to take toward it that you simply resist doing.

For me, this was true for SO MANY years and that’s the thing that made me feel like a spiritual loser and a failure. I was studying and studying spirituality, but I was still SO AWARE of the blocks that were in my own heart. I kept coming up against my own sense of unwillingness to take the action I needed. I didn’t have the courage.

That for me was the absolute worst.
That awful sense of feeling paralyzed and unable to move forward.
It was as if my heart was wearing cement shoes.
I kept falling back into the swamp of my own self-judgment.
It felt icky and sticky and unconquerable.

I’m amazed I didn’t give up!

Now, I can see that courage is about choosing FROM Love.
Courage isn’t just overcoming fear.
Courage is finding the strength to make a higher choice.
And that can only come by choosing from Love.

I feel that, deep down in my awareness, behind all my fear thoughts, I just knew that there had to be a way out.

I also feel that I knew, deep down, or high up in my soul, that there was a method to this madness and that once I found my way out of the quagmire of ego madness, I would be able to share that with people and it would be worth whatever it took to get there.

A Course in Miracles, in lesson 158, tells us:
Time is a trick, a sleight of hand, a vast illusion in which figures come and go as if by magic. Yet there is a plan behind appearances that does not change. The script is written.

My experience is that we can shift out of one version of the script into a higher one by making loving choices. Obviously, this is not something anyone can do for us. We must do that part for ourselves – spirit will do the rest.

It is our willingness that makes it possible to see and feel and sense and know the more loving choices that are available to us. Being grateful for the good we already are aware of raises our vibration so that our perception is more clear.

Gratitude for the good is an expression of Love
It multiplies the good and attracts more
– because like attracts like.

When I was overwhelmed and feeling paralyzed and stuck, knowing I was playing small and suffering from getting in my own way, and probably blaming others too rather than accepting responsibility – that was a really awful feeling of failure.

I found that prayer could lead me out of it.
And that’s why effective prayer is such an important part of what I share in my programs.

There’s so much that is possible when we can come together with others for the purpose of healing. I’m thinking of the amazing courage that it takes to choose healing. I never thought of my self as a brave or a courageous person. I was simply unwilling to be imprisoned by other people’s opinions me. I couldn’t bear it. I wouldn’t allow it. Maybe because I was already trapped by my own.

I had such a strong belief that something was fundamentally wrong with me and that was the under current of everything in my life. It informed every choice and every decision. I was constantly in reaction to my own feelings of “something wrong with me.” It was the underlying cause of a near-constant anger.

I didn’t know then that the cause of the anger was that I was so identified with this false belief of my own unworthiness, my own wrongness. And, I didn’t know that I brought this belief with me into this life in order to heal it and demonstrate that this kind of healing is possible.

And because I didn’t know what was going on, and I was so convinced something was fundamentally wrong with me, I would settle for being comfortable in my discomfort. And that really further cemented the belief that I was doomed. I felt a deep sense of doom that I could barely even acknowledge, but it was pervasive and everything in life seemed to mirror it back to me.

I no longer feel that something is wrong with me.
I no longer feel doomed.
I no longer believe that something is fundamentally wrong with me or anyone else.
I am willing to see the Christ in all.

I am willing and I’m more and more successful every day.
And this is why I feel compelled to share.
This is SO MIRACULOUS to me.
I never imagined I could get out from under that doom and gloom!

The great gift of healing that unworthiness is that I no longer take things personally so there’s not much to get angry about it. I do have momentary lapses, but I don’t hang out there, I rise up. I lift my awareness with thoughts of gratitude and Love and I am healed into a higher awareness. I’m lifted and shifted by Love.

This is the practice that I now share in my classes. It’s amazing how much we can accomplish. The folks who come to the trainings, retreats and classes with me accomplish far more than I have – truly, they are amazing!

In fact, because the healing is so amazing and spectacular, so miraculous, I’ve asked our community to step up and create a community newsletter to share that these kinds of shifts and changes are possible.

We are entitled to miracles isn’t just a bumper sticker, it’s the truth.

There are so many truth sayings that we’ve become blasé about.
The truth can become a cliché that we don’t even notice.

I know for myself, I thought I believed that miracles were possible – just not for me.

Well, the thing about the truth is that it’s true for everyone.
That’s what makes it the truth.
Truth is eternally true for everyone, without exception, that’s what the truth is.
If it’s not true for everyone, then it’s not true.
We were talking about this in Sacred Circle this week too.

How I learned about the truth and about being miracle minded is that I started to measure what I was thinking and see if it was truth, or was it just a belief.

If it’s not true for everyone then it’s a belief.
What else could it be?
If it’s a belief, then it’s not true.
If it’s not true then what do I need it for?
Do the math – it’s not that complicated.

This approach really helped me.

I started doing everything I could to get some glimpse of truth.
I learned that the truth really does set us free.
Truth is our liberation.
Truth is already available to us – we don’t have to invent it, buy it or get it from somewhere else, it’s already ours!

Remember how I said that my belief that there was something wrong with me was underneath all that anger I had? I couldn’t see it until I was willing to look at the truth. The truth is we’re one with each other. Therefore, no one is unlovable, no one is fundamentally bad or wrong or not good. All are from the same source. That’s the truth. I had to be willing to accept that and stop investing in my false beliefs.

All beliefs are false.
Truth is true and it’s not a belief.

Are you ACTUALLY willing to give up your beliefs in favor of truth?
Are you?
Prove it!

Find a way to join with me or others and PROVE the truth in your life.
You will never regret it.

The truth is free.
It’s yours already!

The only thing to be healed is false belief.
When we focus on truth, when we become interested in truth, our interest in false beliefs dissolves and resolves because it’s all smoke and mirrors. There’s no substance to false beliefs. All that we’ve convinced ourselves us will fade into nothing if we let it. If we ALLOW Spirit to do the lifting and shifting.

Thank you for praying with me today. Prayer is so powerful. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. And that’s beautiful!

I send out a prayer and inspiration 7 days a week (unless, like last week the website malfunctions) and you can join me in prayer. Writing daily inspiration and recording a daily prayer has been a part of my spiritual practice for more than a decade. If you’re not already, you can subscribe, it’s just one of the gifts we offer to support you in keeping your attention on what’s true. Click here to subscribe now.

You can also subscribe to my daily text messages, no charge – to support you by sending sweet reminders of Love’s Presence. Click here to subscribe to those daily texts.

And if you’re tired of playing small, and feeling like your stuck of blocked, or your just ready to make a leap in consciousness consider joining me next month in one of the great events we have planned. They’re on early bird special right now and we have payment plans.

If you’re willing to have the courage to heal – we’re going for it – come with us!

LAST DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Ready for some healing? Early Bird special on NOW Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop! March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!And we have payment plans!

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Old Habits

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

For me, it was an old habit to hang onto the past and I did it in so many ways. One thing I used to do is cling to what I thought was supposed to happen. I’d hang onto how I thought it SHOULD be. I had very little flexibility.

It’s so obvious, but I didn’t realize that the more flexible I am the more I am able to bend with the shifts and changes that life is sending me. I was less flexible because I was so convinced I knew how it SHOULD be and anything else was not acceptable. I created so much hardship for myself.

It’s stressful when we keep looking at things and thinking it’s wrong, it’s not right. We don’t recognize how arrogant it can be to constantly think we know how things SHOULD be.

I found great relief in simply realizing that, since I cannot see through all directions of time and space, and I don’t know what things are for (most of the time), why judge anything at all? It doesn’t ever make me happy and it just blocks the flow of Love and healing.

It’s a new habit to be open and flexible. The more flexible my mind is, the more open my heart is and the more available I am to the good.

We can not be rigid and judging AND also be open and receptive to good. These things don’t go together. We have to choose one or the other.

New habits can seem hard to make, but it’s about releasing the old habit and replacing it with the new one. Release and replace.

The new habit is so much more enjoyable and carries a much higher vibration of Love and Light and so it immediately becomes more enjoyable and that’s a sweet incentive.

It’s so hard to understand sometimes, but it’s true: Our willingness is ALL that’s required. Let’s go for it. New habits for a new life of Love! Yes! Are you in?

Ready for some healing? Early Bird special on NOW Let’s have some fun with our healing! Spring Clearing Healing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!

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Responsibility in Relationship

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Today on my radio show I’ll be sharing about responsibility in relationship. Being able to take responsibility for our feelings is the way out of most people’s experiences of relationship misery. It’s amazing how much gratitude we can have when realize we’ve been doing it to ourselves and we can stop!

Last night in Masterful Living, one of the things we were discussing was guilt. Many people feel guilty for a variety of reasons, and that guilt is like a wet, stinky blanket on their life and on their energy field. Let’s get rid of it!

Guilt is not really my thing. When I was a kid, my grandmother would often try to make me feel guilty in order to manipulate me, and I learned to throw that off. I developed a Teflon coating for guilt. It still comes up from time to time, and I’ve learned a lot about how to let guilt go.

The number one way to release the guilt is to not put guilt on anyone else. It’s like I say all the time:

the judger always feels judged
the attacker always feels attacked
the lover always feels beloved

Let’s add: the guilt-er always feels guilty (and secretly ashamed)

Which would you like to feel — Guilty or Beloved? You’re in charge of your choices, so why choose to feel guilty and ashamed when you could feel Beloved?

You may be trying to make people feel guilty and, perhaps, not even be aware of it. When you’re upset, if you feel in ANY WAY that it’s someone else’s fault, and you tell them you’re upset – you’re probably, perhaps unconsciously, trying to blame them and make them feel guilty and ashamed. This will only cause you to feel guilty and ashamed – perhaps unconsciously. Next thing you know, you’re depressed and self-medicating. Yuck – the wet, stinky blanket of despair has landed, self-inflicted. Ugh.

If you believe that you have the power to make other people happy, to fix their lives, to rescue them or heal them, and you withhold Love from them, you probably will feel guilty because you might also be punishing them, consciously or unconsciously.

If you feel upset, and you feel it will help you to tell other people about it, make sure you don’t feel they’re responsible. If you do feel they’re responsible for your feelings, then take ownership of it like this:

“I’m feeling upset and I know it’s not you’re fault. It’s my crazy thinking. I’d like to talk it through with you, so that I can take total responsibility for my thoughts and feelings and heal this crazy thinking. Are you willing to help me talk it through?”

However, if you have a secret desire to blame them and shame them for “making you” feel upset, then don’t go talk with them – unless they’re really skilled at being able to recognize you’re exposing your crazy secret desire to blame and shame. Responsibility is the way out. Taking TOTAL ownership of our feelings is the only way to have a truly healing and productive conversation.

Remember, the ego loves to pick a fight, to blame and to shame and that will only leave you feeling guilty and ashamed. There’s just no benefit to trying to make others responsible for your upset. Heal that habit, and your life will become more loving, more prosperous and more harmonious! Woo-hoo!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is “Responsibility In 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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Stop Blocking Your Good

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Are you willing to know how powerful your thoughts are? It takes courage. One way to begin is to simply start thinking: “I’d like …” and then fill in the blank. What’s important is to say “I’d like” at the start and NOT “I want” or “I need”. The simple “I’d like” is so powerful.

Then notice if you feel worthy.
And if you’re willing to receive it.
Let’s find out how willing you are.

Many people WANT things they aren’t willing to receive. I know it sounds a bit wack-a-doo, but it’s true. You know you’re blocking it, you do.

Consider, is there anything you’ve ever REALLY wanted, but you didn’t feel worthy of it, so you blocked it? I certainly have. In helping you to release the block to having it – write what it is in the comments section below and write “I’d like …” and then tell us what it is!

Our thoughts bring things into being. Our thoughts and beliefs create a kind of mold or container for Spirit to flow into and take shape. The more we think about something the more we believe in it. The more we emotionally and mentally invest in an idea, the more solidly it shows up in our lives.

If you’d like to create something beautiful in your life, focus on it and hold it in your heart and mind as already done, and watch it show up. Many folks have a difficult time with this, and end up energizing worry and doubt that it’s happening. Until it happens, until they can hold it, see it, touch it and feel it, it seems like it’s not happening. It’s like looking at a field that’s been planted before you can see the evidence of the plants growing. You can’t really tell if they’re germinating and healthy or not. You have to have faith.

When we have doubt and worry, it’s like poking holes in the mold or container that we’ve created for God to flow into. The more we entertain doubt and worry, the bigger the holes in our mental container. When we have lots of doubt and worry, then it’s as though the energy of Spirit flows right into our container and out the holes, and nothing is created. And yet, who is the one that’s poking holes in the container? We are. And then we blame God for not loving us enough to give us what we want and need. The doubt and worry are our own doing, but we blame it on Spirit.

Keep your focus on strengthening your container. Don’t let doubt enter. Don’t invite it in, and don’t pour it a cup of coffee. Sometimes people will tell us to be realistic and give up our desires, but that’s not being realistic. That’s giving up! Enough.

Be willing to receive your good until your cup runneth over.

Only you can keep your focus and strength of mind strong. Your willingness is ALL that’s required!

Did you register for my New Year’s Reboot workshop? If so, we’re having a live video replay with breakouts on Sunday – check your email and you can still purchase the class now and join on Sunday! Sunday’s replay is no charge – come join the fun! It’s not too late to start this new year in a powerful way!

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Continuous Growth & Grace

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Life is about remembering the Truth of who you are. It’s about realizing the divinity of ALL life. For most of us humans this remembering feels like learning. It feels like growth, change, and development. Imagine the determination to develop that a single blade of grass has when it finds the strength to break through a cement sidewalk! We humans have within us that very same strength and power plus much more!

Is it possible to tap into your strength and power while complaining, criticizing and condemning? No, of course not.

How often, instead of encouraging my own impulse to grow and develop, did I talk myself into remaining in the same familiar place? Thousands of times!

How many times did I hold onto an outgrown opinion about myself or others? Millions of times!

But no more! Now, I’m interested in awakening to the Truth that sets me free and that’s ALL I’m interested in.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. That is why Emerson said that foolish consistency was the hobgoblin of little minds … “

Let us grow and live with an awareness of God’s unerring grace in our hearts and in our lives.

Each and every moment offers us the possibility of new development through learning and remembering. Today you can seize opportunity to listen to your inner voice and, like that determined blade of grass, break through the cement of your old thinking and outdated opinions. God is for you, always with you! Believe it and you WILL see it. You CAN be truly masterful!

I AM a learner. I AM willing to access my potential and release the cement of old thinking right NOW!

What long-held opinion are you willing to release today? Let’s do it together!

Did you miss Corinne’s Zupko’s free class on How to Heal Early Morning Anxiety – I put the wrong link in yesterday’s blog – here’s the correct link:

>>> Click here now to register and receive this gift <<<

We’re not meant to live in fear – which is why fear and anxiety are an alarm bell letting us know that we can course correct NOW!

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

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

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Cure for Early Morning Anxiety

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Sometimes the perfect thing arrives at the perfect time. I’m so grateful that my dear friend, author Corinne Zupko can show us exactly how to transform this anxiety and use it for our GOOD. What a blessing to share!

Corinne cracked the early morning anxiety code because she, like me, has completely dedicated herself to living A Course in Miracles. She consistently wakes up in a state of peace, instead of how she used to, which was in the throes of gripping early morning anxiety.

Having been a spiritual counselor for 18 years and a minister for 11, I’ve counseled so many folks who REALLY are coping with early morning anxiety – it’s much more common than you might think.

I promise you, you are SO not alone! That’s why I have to let you know about this upcoming FREE class that my friend, Corinne Zupko gave us the other day!

There were times I used to wake up in the morning feeling anxious for no apparent reason. Ugh. Can you relate?

Sometimes I’d wake up with a jolt of anxiety that would rip right through me – what a way to start the day! Can you relate?

Do you ever wake up with an overwhelming feeling of tightness in your chest? And you immediately reach for something to distract yourself from it? UGH!!!

When we wake up in this high state of fear, it can be really tempting to forget our spiritual practice and instead, find ways to push through the anxiety and numb it with caffeine and food and social media. After all, experiencing high anxiety can make something like a meditation practice feel excruciatingly painful.

Yet, here’s an opportunity to work WITH early morning anxiety and use it for GOOD. How? By allowing it to teach us and open our minds to a greater spiritual awareness that we didn’t know was there! Doesn’t that sound so much better?

In her free class – which you can still register for – Corrinne shared some very practical and FUN strategies that you can implement right away, so you too, can move through and heal early morning anxiety, and wake up feeling at peace, feeling happy, feeling so so good!

Your mornings can determine the kind of day you will have. Imagine the kind of day, the kind of LIFE you can have when you actually wake up in a state of peace and joy, instead of anxiety and fear? This isn’t some BS thing that won’t work for you – that’s the thing about truly LIVING A Course in Miracles.

I really love Corinne’s approach to this, because it is all about getting grounded in God and releasing unconscious guilt and fear. It’s the practical application of ACIM in such a helpful way!

In Corinne’s free class she offers all these great insights:

The #1 mistake people make when trying to deal with early morning anxiety
The best thing you can do every morning and night to set your mind up for peace and joy
How to identify your divine “Spiritual Dream Team” for rapid healing
How to make a “Grounding Board” (it’s like a vision board but solely focused on your “spiritual dream team” and the miracles they are waiting to give you)

Let me be clear here – Corinne is the REAL DEAL. She’s a friend. I hang out with her. I LOVE her and I know her to have really done the work, had the insights, and she’s here to share it with us as a gift.

Be prepared to take notes! The replay will be available but only if you register for the FREE class.

You’ve got nothing to lose but fear. Woo hoo! Let’s do this!

>>> Click here now to register and receive this gift <<<

We’re not meant to live in fear – which is why fear and anxiety are an alarm bell letting us know that we can course correct NOW!

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

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

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Being Lifted Up

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

When I was in the prayer practitioner training at Agape back in the 90’s I had a realization that really changed how I lived every single day of my life.

Catch this: I realized that if I didn’t judge myself for my errors, but instead, could have loving compassion for myself, then there’d be more love expressed in the world BECAUSE I made an error – and that was good and beneficial for ALL beings!

Choosing to have compassion for myself, meant that I wasn’t judging myself. There’s no way to be in judgment of myself AND also hold myself in Love simultaneously. By choosing to stop judging myself, and instead to extend loving understanding to myself, I was learning how to live without taking offense and then no forgiveness was necessary.

This is Freedom.

And this was how I began to practice forgiveness AS non-judgment. When there’s no judgment, no forgiveness is necessary and life is MUCH easier. This way we can stay in our loving hearts and there’s no back tracking to clean up a mess. I really like that.

Plus, it’s much more peaceful. Easier on the nerves. More productive.

It was around this same time that people began to say things to me like “you’re so full of light.” I would look around to see who they were talking to, because I knew it couldn’t possibly be me.

Full of Light? Me? Nah.

I remember saying to my BFF, “can you believe people are saying I’m a real light in the world? That’s so crazy.”

And she said to me, “Yeah, Jennifer, you ARE a light in this world.”

Who? Me? What?

More and more people began to comment on how light-filled I was. I knew then as I know now, that it was because of this practice of non-judgment. It was because every day I had the opportunity to turn my seeming errors into successes.

And every day, more Love was being expressed in the world because I made the error.

For instance, let’s say I’m going somewhere and all of a sudden it starts to pour rain and I don’t have an umbrella and now I’m running into all kinds of issues and I’m going to be late and show up all soaking wet too. I didn’t check the weather, didn’t plan ahead and now I’m in the soup. I call this a “tactical error.”

When there’s a tactical error I say to myself, “well, here’s a good learning for me. I’m a life-long learner, so this is helpful to me. Next time, I’ll do know to do it differently and have a more desirable result. This is a good thing. I’ve learned something.”

No judgment.
No attack.
No complaint.
No problem – only learning, compassion and understanding.

I realize now that this was the beginning of my becoming a teacher. I was embodying my Higher Holy Spirit Self – the knower who knows – my inner teacher and guide.

I found that I was SO VERY grateful that I could choose to be loving with myself instead of tearing myself down. I began to look for more and more opportunities to be kind to myself and others.

This was a big change for me because I had been a dedicated grievance and grudge holder. I literally thought it was my moral responsibility to never forget the insults and injuries and to wear them in my energetic field like a warrior who has scars on their body and chinks in their armor.

I’d been living as a grudge holder for so long that I had completely lost track of how much energy it took. What changed things for me was I began to realize that just as I had learned to not attack myself for my tactical errors, when others made errors such as being rude, unkind or thoughtless, I could go first with kindness and compassion and help them come back to their right mind by not judging them, and by not taking offense. I liked that so much more than tearing them down and attacking them.

In this practice with others, just as with myself, I learned that it’s so much easier and faster to heal when I take full responsibility for my choices and for everything around me. Then I can extend compassion to all and harvest the learning from everything.

What naturally began to occur is that the sense I’d had for so long of feeling like a fake began to disappear and then it went, never to return. WOW!

I’ve learned so much that has empowered me to share with others, to offer classes, workshops and retreats, to be a spiritual counselor to others and to write this daily inspiration.

I used to wonder how the heck would I be able to really follow my calling. It felt so completely daunting because I was caught up in the “how would it unfold in the world of form.” I didn’t think I had the resources.

I had a lot of debt. I wasn’t good at earning money. I was still self-medicating intensely.

And then my prayer that the way be shown to me was answered by my reading something Jesus said when he walked the earth. He said:

If I be lifted up, I draw all unto me.

Suddenly, I heard what he meant. I realized that this was the answer to my prayers!

Instead of focusing on how to make this ministry happen in the world, I turned my attention to the inner lifting up. I put my focus on taking out the trash in my belief system – that old B.S. – and practicing forgiveness and compassion, kindness and generosity, patience and Peace.

I began to feel the lifting up happening, the old patterns fell away, the way began to clear and things were brought to me and offered to me.

I began to see opportunities that I wasn’t available to before because I wasn’t a vibrational match. Instead of criticizing others, I began to extend my heart to them and offer them a blessing – and the whole universe began to do the same with me. it was a true turning and transformation.

I no longer felt like a fake anymore, because I wasn’t faking. I was being more loving and compassionate with each day – even when I fell down and forgot, I could pick myself up with Love and compassion and immediately be back on track.

I developed humility.
And I learned that humility is the key that opens the door to awakening.

Are you wishing to share your gifts and talents, but feel like you’ve been playing small?
Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share from Spirit and inspire others?

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

My Radio Show episode from this past week was about Healing Abusive Relationships and it might be of interest to you. I’ve done a number of episodes of my weekly A Course in Miracles weekly Radio Show on the topic of relationship, healing, faith and being miracle minded. (FYI, you can search through the archive for episodes on whatever topic you’re interested in.)

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Crazy Thinking

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Yesterday, I was thinking about something I need to organize that I’ve been putting off and I had the thought, “I’m going to do that tomorrow if it kills me.” And then I thought “WHAT???”

That’s the craziest thought I’ve had in a very long time! Woah! I do not wish to energize that thought!

Cancel, cancel, CANCEL!

Then, I started thinking about other crazy thoughts such as:

“If it’s the last thing I do!” Which is just another way of saying, “if it’ kills me.”

There are many crazy thought circulating in our world, and we can identify them and discard them. I’ve had people I’m working with say to me, “should we worry about … (fill in the blank).” To which I usually reply, “How would worrying about it be helpful to us?” And then they say, “Well, that’s not what I meant, …”

It’s as though our speech is speaking us and we’re no longer in control of our thoughts! Woah!

There are many common sayings that we’re all used to hearing that are actually not helpful to us at all.

Can you think of some? Please share in the comment section below!

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

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Three new trainings co-led by me and Jon Mundy. There are Payment plans!

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Suicide

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

I learned yesterday that TV chef and storyteller, Anthony Bourdain killed himself yesterday. Seems like it was just the day before that fashion designer Kate Spade ended her life.

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 behind” feel that there must have been something they could have done, should have known or must’ve missed. They feel intensely guilty that they didn’t or couldn’t do something to prevent the “waste” of life.

Others feel intensely wounded because they feel as though their connection with the person ought to have been enough for them to live for. They take it personally. They make the meaning of it that if they were more lovable their loved one would have had reason to live.

All of these interpretations are of the ego.

In my understanding based on all my many conversations with the loved ones of those who took their lives and with those who have contemplated taking their life, the reason for suicide is primarily one reason and one only: they feel that life is no longer worth living.

Often, the decision for death happens in a flash. People simply catch a glimpse of a life of misery without end or escape and choose to end their lives.

I remember some years ago L’Wren Scott, fashion designer, model and Mick Jagger girlfriend took her own life.

People so often think that their life would be worth living and so much better if only they were wealthy, famous, talented, or beautiful. It’s absolutely an illusion.

There’s really only one worthwhile reason to live this life, and it’s to grow in the ability to Love through being loving, extending Love, sharing Love and receiving Love.

If we’re not actively extending Love and receiving Love we’re going to feel out of sorts, and out of tune with the infinite. Fortunately, we can extend Love even if we’re all alone and bed ridden. We can be a profoundly loving and light filled presence right where we are, at any moment.

Suicide is no answer to the problem.
Forgiveness IS the answer to the problem.

I had a time when I felt very strongly that I would like to be able to leave this world and I would have done it if it weren’t for the people I love.

I’m so very glad and grateful that the Love of my family and friends was clear enough that I couldn’t make the choice to end my life. I’m so grateful for every part of my journey so far.

There are still times when the intensity of the density of this world discourages me, but I don’t stay there. For the last few years, every night before I go to bed, no matter what I pray and meditate. No matter if I’m falling asleep in the chair while I pray. I stay in my chair until I’m complete. I don’t go to bed without praying for you, me and everyone else. Every day.

I’ve had people take my Finding Freedom Bootcamp and tell me that afterwards they were no longer suicidal. The practices in that class wiped them clean of that level of despair.

I’ve had people I didn’t even know personally call me and tell me they wanted to kill themselves before their children came home from school that day. Self-forgiveness got them out of that mind set. It worked fast.

Self-forgiveness is the way out of most suffering. If you haven’t yet experienced my free How to Get Over It workshop then please, give it a go!

I strongly encourage you to please have a forgiveness party instead of a pity party. Please do it – if not for yourself, then for someone you Love. Be a support to them if it’s not for your own happiness and Freedom, do it for them.

Have a friend or two or three over, have a pot luck, order in some great take out, listen to the workshop and do the work right there together and share. Do it with your sister, your brother, your neighbor.

What a powerful gift you’ll give yourselves and it costs you nothing except the time, energy and food – and it can bring you a deep and lasting healing. It’s the best anti-inflammatory and the best anti-aging method there is!

Here’s what I absolutely know: Your life is worth living. You are a treasure to God and to me. Let’s live our destiny. Let’s do it together!

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

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

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No Poison Policy

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Yesterday I was sharing about turning Jealousy into Victory, as that was the topic of my radio show this week. I shared that actively energizing jealousy, or any other upset, is like taking poison. Feeding the fire of upset is one of the most self-destructive things we can do. I know A LOT about this because I dedicated a couple of decades of my life to that practice and I learned a lot, which is now helpful to me in sharing with others, but it also was an investment of a huge amount of my precious life, energy, time, attention in perpetuating my suffering.

I developed a “no poison policy” once I realized what I was doing and how debilitating it was. It took me years of being a spiritual counselor and working with hundreds of people before I finally saw just how destructive feeding the flames of upset is.

As I was sharing in my radio show yesterday, the ego is made up of a series of false beliefs. Every part of the ego’s thought system is completely false, predicated on the delusion of an illusion. When we’re actively believing things that are false, and perpetuating those beliefs, we’re going to dedicate large amounts of our time, energy and resources to find more evidence to support our delusions.

Because our beliefs are false, no amount of evidence will suffice, because there is no actual evidence. The premise is false and the evidence is just as false as the premise. The ego invented fake news, fake reporting, false claims, false theories, and all of the systems of thought that perpetuate them. It’s a big house of mirrors and cards that leads down a sinkhole of suffering.

Truth is true, always and for everyone. Truth is liberating because it is in alignment with our divinity and the divinity of all life.

If you’re feeling upset, simply ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self to tell you the truth, and help you see the truth.

Declare your willingness to remember the truth that sets you free.

Do a 180 turn away from collecting information to support the false claims.

If you hear yourself saying something like “and another thing…” stop. It probably doesn’t need to be said.

If you hear yourself complaining, stop talking.
If the complaints are in your thoughts, change the channel. Start reciting a poem you know, or a prayer or even a song. “Row row row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” That’ll work just fine. It doesn’t need to be something fancy. You don’t have to change the channel to a mystical download from Spirit, you can just turn your attention elsewhere.

The point is stop allowing the poison to proliferate.

Let’s be Self-loving enough to get away from the painful, delusional thought system we made and head back home to Spirit’s liberating thought system so we can remember how to learn through Joy instead of through suffering.

I used to be willing to poison myself to punish others. It doesn’t work, not really. And it’s sure not worth it. It’s about the same as investing all your wealth and health in revenge. Revenge isn’t ever what the ego promises it will be. That’s why there are so many stories about the pain and suffering of revenge.

Holding onto resentment is a form of revenge.
It’s also a form of complaining.
None of which is life-force enhancing or happy making.

Tell the angels and the Higher Holy Spirit Self that you’d like to become aware of every opportunity to choose Love instead of self-destructive, punishing, painful and poisonous thoughts and behavior. Ask for the maximum assistance in choosing what will support you in being loving, kind, patient and generous.

You will receive so much support that you’ll be amazed at how alive the field of Love around you is and that’s a deeply healing experience.

All of life will support you in a very active way if you allow it.
Adopt a No Poison Policy and see how things change for you.
It’s so much more fun to see how we can be supported than to complain about being a victim.

Like John Lennon and Yoko Ono said in their song, “war is over, if you want it.” The crucifixion is over if you want it.

This is one of the reasons why I offer my weekly Sacred Circle Spiritual Counseling call – it’s a subscription program for people who would ike to receive counseling with me – or just listen to others being counseled. We’re all one, so those who have been participating for years find that others will ask their questions. You can submit questions in writing if you can’t join live and then get the download later. I love these weekly calls. There’s SO MUCH healing happening in our Circle. Check it out for a month and bring your questions!

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

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

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Self-Love Liberates

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

I have a niece and three nephews, plus a goddaughter and other children in my life. Some of them aren’t children anymore. Loving them as they’re growing up, from infancy to adulthood, I’m aware of how completely I Love and accept them, although sometimes I don’t understand or don’t like their choices, the Love I feel is constant and unconditional.

As I observed these beautiful beings coming into my life and “falling in Love” with them, I realized that I was not so loving with myself. Where I wouldn’t judge them at all, I would be very hard on myself for the same behaviors. Having this realization really helped me.

In large part because of my Love for these children, I realized how incredibly hard on myself I was. I made a decision. I decided to do things differently.

I started to treat myself the way I would treat the precious children in my life. I began to practice Self-compassion in a big, big way. It was truy healing and life-changing for me.

One of the techniques that really helped me was to imagine my nephew Alex when he was 3 years old. He was such a cuddly sweet little muffin of a boy. He has a huge heart and so wide-open to life. He was incredibly easy to share Love with and he was very affectionate.

When I would feel upset with myself, I’d think of Alex. Precious boy. And I knew I would never, EVER in a million years yell at that sweet boy or say one unkind word to him. So, I decided to extend to myself the same kindness and compassion.

Again, it’s the decision that’s so important.
We are deciders.
Deciding is how we change our life.

Back in December, 2017, I did two radio show episodes on the topic of the Holy Spirit’s Rules for Decision and you can click to download or listen to that episode here.

Be willing to pause when you’re in a self-attack and think of someone you dearly Love. Someone who is so completely precious to you. Consider if you’d speak to them the way you’re speaking to yourself.

See if you can begin your self-talk with words like: Darling, sweetheart, precious one.

I would remind myself that I am the Beloved of the THE Beloved and my thoughts are powerful and precious. This one thought was very helpful to me in remembering to have compassion for myself.

Children learn best when they feel safe and loved, not when there’s a threat of punishment. The same is true of adults and ourselves. Love is our healer. Compassion is Love. Love is what we are.

The way to get in touch with our true identity is to value ourselves. It’s not that complicated.

The more loving we are, the more we can tell that the false belief feels false and the more we can notice that the Love feels real. Our willingness greatly improves our ability to recognize the true from the false. If we’re not willing to know the truth, we’ll just keep swimming in the false, until we feel like we’re drowning.

Self-compassion is a practice we can learn until we no longer feel attracted to punishment. The more we practice compassion with others, the easier it is to practice compassion with ourselves and vice versa.

Today’s a good day to practice!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, it’s a deeply healing opportunity to let go of false beliefs. If you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for profound lasting personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

If you’re willing, let’s do it together! Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of this month.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!

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

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

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Spiritual Counseling

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

People often ask me, what is the difference between a Spiritual Counselor and a traditional therapist? A psychologist is sometimes more focused on how did you get where you are then how you’d really like to experience your life now.

As a spiritual counselor I’m focused on where do you want to go and who do you need to BE to get there. Understanding exactly how I arrived where I am, while often interesting and also useful, is not necessary to healing.

As a spiritual counselor, I know that the past can be healed in a nanosecond. As Ernest Holmes taught, healing doesn’t take time. “The only time it takes to have a healing is the time it takes to have a realization.”

Love is the healer.

Love does all the work.

Our nature is Love.

To have a healing, let Love rule your heart.

A Spiritual Counselor offers counseling/therapy sessions similar to a traditional therapist. In the session, we work with you to set a strong intention for healing, expansion and clarity in order for the release of limiting beliefs and painful experiences. Rather than focusing on the past and how you got to the present moment, we support you in being clear about where you’d like to go and how you will get there. In keeping our attention on the healing and changes that you desire for your life, relationships, body, finances, creativity, career and more, we are able to support you in identifying the root causes of the things you’d like to change in your life. By focusing on healing the root cause of all issues, and discovering what’s needed emotionally and mentally for you to live the life you desire, we bring transformation, and relief – often with what can sometimes feel like miraculous results.

  • We believe you can live the life you desire, even if you do not.
  • We believe you can live a truly miraculous life.
  • Together, we are the two or more who are gathered in the name and nature of Love.
  • Love is our true nature, and Love heals all wounds.
  • We are here to show you how to heal the past and live a life of Love now.
  • It’s our strong intention to aid you in having a healing so pervasive that you never experience the issues again.

When your strong intention to transform and transcend limiting beliefs joins with our strong intention for deep healing, we are in the place where transmutation and miracles happen!

Our work is transdenominational, and is beyond the realm of religion. All faiths are welcomed.
I’ve trained my mind to be able to know the Truth for the person I’m counseling and that’s what it means when people talk about “holding the space.” It’s holding the space of Love so that anything unlike Love can fall away. All shadows disappear in the light.

Our minds have been trained to hold judgments and opinions. I’ve learned to think of those thoughts as trash and clutter. In learning to hold my mind free of the false, I’m cultivating a pristine awareness of Truth. This is the most important aspiration I have. This is what allows me to be a beneficial presence. And, wonderfully, it is also my personal path of healing.

As a spiritual counselor, I’ve learned that I can be tremendously and truly helpful to my clients in supporting them in having a healing revelation. This is my joy. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

My Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive is not just a professional training, if you read the things people have said about how their lives change as a result, you will see that this is an opportunity for deep personal healing. You can combine the Stop Playing Small Retreat with the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive and get a discount! Plus we have payment plans and early bird special is on now!

Real change, lasting transformation and healing is available. If you’re willing, let’s do it together!
Changing our lives and healing our minds is so much easier when we are the two or more gathered together for the same purpose. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April.

I haven’t offered a Stop Playing Small Retreat in for a couple of years, so if this interests you, please join! We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing and life-changing experience. We can accomplish a lot in a short time when we come together focused on transformation!

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

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

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

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Healing with Self-Love

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

I haven’t read the book, A Wrinkle in Time, but I took my niece and nephew to see it last night. I love one of the major themes in it. Other people teach us how to love and accept ourselves. It’s a beautiful thing.

In the movie, it’s clear that the root causes of fear and violence are a lack of Self-Love. Many people have told me that they don’t know how to begin to love themselves. I get it! One of the major issues is that many of us have been raised by people who didn’t model it.

When we don’t have clear examples of Self-Love then we don’t know what it is. Self-Love IS recognizing that we don’t love people because they have no issues. We don’t love people when the conditions are right. That’s not what Love is. Love, as Shakespeare said so beautifully, “Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds, … it looks on tempests and is never shaken.”

This means that someone can behave unkindly, foolishly, thoughtlessly, and still they are quite lovable. We all fall down every day. I know I do. And the way I get back up from the fall is through my spiritual practice of self-forgiveness.

Self-forgiveness is a practice non-judgment.

The other night I was out with a friend at a gathering of people. I didn’t realize it, but I was walking around with my dress pulled up and tucked into my slip – a classic kind of exposure that you see in the movies. I’d gone to the bathroom and pulled my dress up to use the toilet, but then it got tucked into my slip and I didn’t realize it.

Fortunately, a kind woman told me and I adjusted my clothing. I was a little bit embarrassed. It definitely bothered me for a moment. No one wants to walk around with their undergarments exposed. Well, actually, a lot of people do because they like the attention, but I’m not one of them! LOL!

My momentary embarrassment didn’t last long because I didn’t hang onto any judgment of myself. I’m not a bad person, or a foolish person because I tucked my skirt in my slip. I’m not even a careless person. It just happened. It is what it is.

We can realize that we love others even when they fart, and fall down, and have spinach in their teeth. So, we don’t have to make a meaning of it when we discover something about ourselves that we’d rather not have everyone know.

I once was teaching a group, and I was wearing all white, white pants, white top, etc. I had been teaching for a while and we took a break. When I went to use the bathroom I discovered that I’d started menstruating and I didn’t know it and my white pants were showing blood. It happens. This is life. The meaning to make of it was “I’m a woman, I’m fertile, I’m experiencing my natural cycles.” No judgment needed. Fortunately, I was in my home and I could change clothes.

When we have real Love for ourselves, we don’t judge. We accept. We soothe ourselves. We nurture ourselves. No punishment ever. That’s what Love is. Love is patient, love is kind, never jealous, never harsh. Since Love is what we are. Let’s allow the Love to shine through in our thoughts and watch the whole world change!

Let’s teach only Love, for that is what we are.

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

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

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

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

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False Identity

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s time to choose.

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

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

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

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

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Justice

Friday, February 16th, 2018

One of the strongest patterns that people have is an upset related to justice and feeling things aren’t fair. I hear it from a lot of people. I get it.

The hurt, anger, the fear and doubt that people feel because they believe that “life just isn’t fair to them,” is really intense and painful. And it just keeps happening to them over and over again. Because they believe it, they keep seeing it. As it says in A Course in Miracles, perception is projection.

The ego is an attacker, and, conversely, it always wants to punish. It has a pattern of choosing to go through this repeating pattern:

Perceive an attack from someone
Defend against the attack (make it real) rather than answer a cry for Love
Use that perceived attack as an excuse for attacking
Punish the attacker
Feel guilty and ashamed for being so unspiritual
and move into regret, feeling bad and wrong, justified in self-attack
(the attacker always feels attacked
or
Increase resentment, harbor a grudge and polish a grievance
Make decisions that are negative such as “I’m never going to trust them again.” “I can’t trust anyone, they always let me down.”

Result:
The attacker always feels attacked.
The judger always feels judged.

It’s a hamster wheel of injustice, hurt, anger, resentment, and it is a HUGE drain on our energy that lowers our vibration and teaches us through pain and suffering.

Let God handle the justice. Our job is to answer the cry for Love, and release all judgments.

The lover always feels beloved.
Let’s go for that.

The ego gathers evidence to support our false beliefs and it just makes it seem more real, more permanent, more fixed, but that doesn’t actually make it true. It’s just what we do, until we’re willing to change our minds.

The false beliefs need a lot of evidence to prop them up.
The truth is true and resounds throughout the universe.
The truth is what we are, the truth is: We are perfect Love.

Sometimes we cry out for Divine Justice even though in our mind, our opinions and judgments are not just at all.

It’s precisely because we cling to our opinions, which are unfair, that we feel the world is unfair and unsafe. And it’s why we feel we need to bring our own justice.

It’s our beliefs that are manifesting as an unsafe, unfair world – and we have the power to change our mind, which DOES change the world!

Today we’re in a new moon phase – it started yesterday. New moon is a time of planting seeds. Let’s plant the seeds of a loving world that feels safe and honoring to ALL.

When I made the decision and the commitment to look for the perfect Beauty in everyone, I began to see it in myself and forever undo the idea that there was something wrong with me.

There IS a divine justice. It’s ALWAYS operating.

IF we’re willing we can feel Spirit’s perfect justice and feel safe again. This was a topic on my radio show and you can click here now to get the download of my episode on Divine Justice! Check it out!

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Mindfulness

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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