Archive for the ‘Self-Esteem’ Category

Blissed Out

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

In case you don’t know, it was the brilliant Joseph Campbell who first coined the phrase “Follow your bliss.” Bliss is a strong and fun word, and it’s for that reason that this phrase became so inspiring to so many. In my experience, when I follow my passion (my bliss), I am supported. Spirit doesn’t know how to fail and, when I follow my intuition I feel successful!

Recently I saw a bumper sticker that said: “Don’t follow me, I’m following my bliss.” I thought that was so interesting. From my perspective, I’d like everyone to “follow” me BECAUSE I’m following my passion and my guidance. I’d like to join with others who are inspired to share the path with me. I don’t need them to follow me, I prefer to walk together and share.

If you feel afraid to follow your passion because you fear failure, then please know this: if you’re making choices because you feel inspired, you’ll succeed.

Follow Spirit and you WILL succeed. Spirit doesn’t know how to fail.

A key to success is to not NEED anyone’s validation or approval.

A key to success is to share what you’re passionate about without any kind of judgment that other people need it or SHOULD have it.

A key to success is that you’d do it anyway, even if no one paid you.

For many years I did workshops for small groups of people. I did counseling sessions for love offerings and donations. I still give away many classes and other things completely for free. I LOVE when Spirit gives me a new idea of things to share and give away for free.

If I don’t follow my guidance, I can’t have Peace. It’s the only way.

Following your passion and your bliss is so inspiring and fulfilling, and we can all find a way to say YES to that journey. We can start where we are. We are worthy of our own happiness.

If there’s a passion that’s calling you and you’ve been avoiding it because you feel it’s too complex or demanding, I encourage you to be willing to let Spirit guide you and ALLOW it to unfold.

We don’t have to figure out how, we can learn to ALLOW. When we’re willing to allow, Spirit tells us how. When we allow, inspiration flows! Go for it!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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

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Self-Empowerment Through Acceptance

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Acceptance of what is can bring us Peace, but not if we hold in our mind that acceptance is somehow a “giving up”.

We accept that what is going on is happening.
We accept that what happened, happened.
We accept that things are as they are.

And then, we energize our intentions in order to bring a shift.

A Course in Miracles tells us,
“ … seek not to change the world,
but choose to change your mind about the world.”

For instance, let’s say your house just became flooded and effectively destroyed. Your workplace has also been destroyed, and so you no longer have a job but you still have a family to feed and take care of. You might find this intensely upsetting. You might not like it at all. You might not wish to accept it. If you’re not able to accept what is happening, you’ll have a hard time moving to the place of healing. Acceptance comes first.

I’ve heard a number of people say things like “What will be, will be.” Que sera sera.

That goes against what I’ve learned about this world.
This world is a project of our mind, gently planned, by One Whose only purpose is our good.

In this world, we make choices of how to think and feel about things, and our thoughts and beliefs become our experiences. Our beliefs are like a magnet in our mind that attracts the thoughts that we might choose to think. Our thoughts than become like molds that form our experiences. We can break the mold and have a new experience. We can choose a new thought. We can relinquish the beliefs that don’t serve and energize the truth that sets us free.

“True learning is constant, and so vital in its power for change that a Son of God can recognize his power in one instant and change the world in the next. That is because, by changing his mind, he has changed the most powerful device that was ever given him for change. ACIM T-7.V.7.”

We are not victims of circumstance.
We can change our mind.
We can choose our thoughts.

It’s so valuable to us that we have the ability to change our mind, and that we have the ability to choose what we’ll energize. We can choose to serve God or ego.

What will be, will be unless we change our mind about it.
Let’s choose to change our mind about the world.

Let’s take dominion over our minds and continuously energize the highest and best for all and a world that works lovingly for everyone.

Let us not just stand back and become voyeurs in this world. We are the dreamers of this dream. Let’s not abdicate our “response-ability”. Let’s actively energize that more Peace, more Love and more Joy are happening now.

We pray to accept the things we cannot change and to Love what is, even if we don’t like it.

Acceptance is a starting point to our empowerment!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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

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

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Reluctance & Resistance

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

For what must have been about three years, I prayed every day to release the resistance and reluctance I felt. It bothered me so much that I was so often feeling my intuition guiding me in one direction, but I didn’t have the courage to choose it.

The resistance I felt showed up in so many ways. It was a constant battle with self-sabotage that felt like climbing up hill, and then rolling back down, and then starting up again, and rolling back down again.

It was exhausting.
And I was determined not to let the resistance and reluctance win out.
That’s why I kept praying.
I had faith that my prayers would carry me through, and they did.

Now I can see that I learned so much and healed so much through my experience of resistance and reluctance.

Deep down, I felt unworthy of my calling. Now I know that doesn’t even make sense.

I used to think that being a minister meant that I would somehow always make the highest and best choices. Now I understand that I’m still learning, still remembering, and so sometimes I will stumble and fall, and that’s how I have learned to cultivate a great humility and a greater compassion. Both are necessary to my success as a minister.

When there’s reluctance to making the loving choices there’s a healing opportunity, and we can choose the healing instead of collapsing into reluctance.

The resistance is often about not wishing to give up playing small because it seems so safe. The ego thought is, “At least if I play, small I’m not going to impact many others with my unworthiness”

When I learned to actively live in a loving way, releasing the judgments and really walking the talk, the resistance and reluctance fell away. It dissolved. Miracle! We have a miracle in our heart/mind and then our life demonstrates it. YES!

If this is an issue for you, last year I did a radio show on the topic of Resistance & Reluctance that might be helpful. It’s time for us to shine our light and live the Love! Let’s rise & shine, baby!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day and I LOVE it! This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling with me. 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.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out my two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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

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

 

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Enjoying Life

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

I love being in Vermont in the summertime. It’s so beautiful, lush and green here, and it’s rarely too hot or too humid. It’s absolutely lovely. I feel so grateful to be out in the woods, riding around on the dirt roads (even though my car gets SO dirty), and seeing the stars at night. It’s heaven here in the Green Mountains.

I love the sounds of the birds. They really nourish me. I love being able to have the windows open all day, and to be bathed in the sunlight all day, too, not needing to turn on the lights until the sun sets. What a blessing.

When I was a teen and in my early 20’s I liked to sleep in and sleep till 10 a.m. I can’t remember the last time I did that. Now I’m aware that my body clock likes to get to bed early and get up early, and I do my best to respect it.

I love the longer summer days, more sunlight. Sunrise is early here. It’s light around 5 a.m. and in Maine, where our family’s home is, the sun is lighting things up before 5. I find it so energizing!

Summer didn’t used to be my favorite time, because I didn’t like the heat. But now that I have been coming to Vermont for longer stays for the last many years now, I find there’s so much to enjoy.

I do love the change of seasons. I missed the big shifts and changes of the seasons when I lived in Los Angeles. I enjoy the snow and cold of the winter and the contrast.

Life is filled with the contrasts that help us to see things differently.

When we deepen our spiritual practice life is easier and more beautiful.

When we think we don’t have time for it and make other things a priority, like running errands, then we actually have less time to enjoy the good things in life.

We experience contrasts between when our practice is strong and when it’s weak, and we learn. Contrast is a great teacher.

And I prefer to learn through direct insight and less through contrast. I’m interested in ease and grace all the way. No matter what’s going on in the world, I can be at Peace.

Let truth be revealed, may Love prevail! Let’s enjoy this beautiful day for the gifts it offers us.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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

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Fear Be Gone

Friday, July 12th, 2019

I can remember when I would have shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves. I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly.

Once I had a mild panic attack that was a whole different kind of fear but felt almost foundational – like my very core was threatened.

If only someone could have told me then what I now know! And A Course in Miracles says it so well in so many ways:

All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God.” ACIM T-2.I.4.

I understand that it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging and from thinking thoughts that are untrue. It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world that frightens us. Yet, the truth is it is our opinions that are frightening us, precisely because when we affirm our judgments and opinions, we are affirming that we are the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong and, in doing so, we become the usurpers.

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can live with fear.

I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves.

Consider if there’s someone in your life that you really love and adore – would you yell at them? Frighten them? Torture them?

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them.

What judgment do you have that’s worth holding onto when you know that it will cause your own suffering? Think of all the things you’ve done to try to end your suffering that haven’t really worked.

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

Or do you feel that you can have your judgments, and the fear you experience is unrelated?

I don’t think I could have believed giving up my opinions would relieve me of fear. I only know that it works because I have been giving up my judgments as part of my daily spiritual practice for over a decade and, as a result, I don’t have much fear. Most of the fear I experience these days is annoyance.

I can’t remember the last time I felt one of those shock waves of fear, but I can remember feeling joyous and grateful yesterday.

I feel grateful and thankful even now as I write this.

I let God be God. I am part of God, and I don’t need to judge anything or anyone anymore. I’m not interested in being a usurper. I prefer to feel free and harmonious ALL of the time. I am intent on it. I am closer to my goal every day! And for this, I am so very grateful! I am loving myself free of lack, attack, and limitation. It’s happening now.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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

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Mistakes

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

I make mistakes every day. I can’t seem to help it. Managing a team of people – the WONDERFUL Power of Love Ministry staff — and working with the AMAZING people in class with me, I find that I overlook things. That e-mail goes into drafts and never gets sent. I forget to confirm things. My calendar alarm doesn’t go off and I miss my appointment. I can’t remember if that link I need is in a Skype message or an e-mail or where the heck it is.

It’s a constant stream of SO MANY details. Back in the day, when I was an executive assistant to the VP of Marketing in a MAJOR entertainment corporation, and we were just learning to use a computer, still using Selectric typewriters and phone calls, back when I was typing memos to send through interoffice mail, and faxing and e-mail was still a thing of the future for 99.99% of the Universe, I didn’t make that many mistakes. I was ON IT.

It’s interesting. My days were so full. People on the team were saying, “I’m so busy I don’t even have time to go to the bathroom!”

I’d say, “Do what I do, wear diapers and then you can go when you want to. I’m going to the bathroom right now and you can’t even tell.”

They’d look at me and wonder if I was telling the truth. I wasn’t. But I was SO busy, days were so full. Fortunately, food vendors came right through office, right to your desk on the studio lot, and so I didn’t have to go anywhere for food. The bosses had constant meetings with food that I arranged, and so there was always something to grab a snack from. The hard part was working in the windowless, fluorescent lighting part of the office. Bosses had offices, executive assistants did not.

With the technology we have today, managing this online ministry, we’re accomplishing so much with so few people that I have a challenge to keep up with everything and I make more mistakes.

To me, there’s a difference between a mistake and an error.

An error is when I make a less good choice, such as I choose the red one when the blue one would really work better in this situation. I think of it as a tactical error that I can learn from. That’s different than a mistake.

A mistake can also be thought of as a “mis-take”. It’s a missed opportunity.

Usually a missed opportunity to be loving, to be connected, to be in the flow. Something I didn’t see.

Everything really does work for good when we’re willing to see it correctly. And our willingness truly is ALL that’s required – thank goodness.

Practicing non-judgment, all errors and all “mis-takes” become learning opportunities. I still prefer to learn through direct connection and knowing, and not from experience, AND being able to learn anything at all is a blessing!

We are blessed every day through our learning opportunities!

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day and I LOVE it!

This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling with me. 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.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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

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Patience & Peace

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

My spiritual practice of non-judgment is a practice infinite compassion. It is the daily practice of walking in Spirit. Just as that farm girl from Kansas put on the ruby slippers and remembered her personal power that could take her back home, my personal practice of nonviolence takes me back home to the spiritual truth of all life: I am One with all that is.

If I hate the one who hates, I’ve lost my power, I’m wearing their shoes and they can never fit. If I am rude to the one who is rude, I am living someone else’s pain. If I have no compassion for the one who has no compassion, I am spending my precious energy magnifying someone else’s hurt. Every moment I choose whose shoes I’ll stand in. Every moment I can choose anew and change the course of my life. When I make the highest choice I can reach for in the moment, I lift the world.

Mother Theresa taught us, “People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway … Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you’ve got anyway.”

When I look at Mother Theresa’s life and the lives of Buddha, Jesus, St. Francis, Gandhi, King and Thich Nhat Hanh, I see the power in their moment-to-moment practice of choosing Love in much more difficult circumstances than I’ve ever faced. I choose to carry close to me this awareness of those who went before me. This is my ruby slipper practice. In every moment, I remember my intention to Love and I am that. How grateful I am that no matter where I am, no matter what is happening in and around me, I can have a ruby slipper moment and come home to my heart.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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

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Betrayal

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Real quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a betrayal that still stings? Does something that you still resent and are holding against someone pop into your awareness?

How are you feeling about it now?
Are you resentful?
Have you been withholding Love from this person?
Have you banished them to the edge of your life?

When there’s a betrayal, or seeming betrayal, it can stir up a big nasty pot of ugly intensity. The old betrayal that simmers is like a nest of termites silently eating away at our happiness – and we may not even really cognize what’s going on, because we don’t want to.

Why wouldn’t we want to?

Because the feeling of overwhelm and helplessness often accompanies a betrayal.

Consider this: a betrayal seems to happen when we place our trust in someone and they don’t value that, they dishonor it and do something that is not in our best interest. The sense of betrayal is often accompanied with a strong sense that we don’t matter and it goes right to the root of a feeling that many people have, but don’t acknowledge.

What seems like a betrayal often feels like an affirmation that we aren’t worth sh*t – to put it super bluntly. It’s like a stab in the gut on top of a festering wound. It’s like pouring gasoline on the painful fire of our own sense of worthlessness.

We focus all the anger,and fear, and hurt that is burning in that fire of worthlessness, and then turn it back on the one who seemed to betray us. It’s as if the self-hatred gets projected out onto them. It’s easier and more tolerable to hate the one who betrayed us than to hate ourselves.

Betrayal is a HUGE distraction from our awakening and healing. It’s like agreeing to inject a virus directly into our heart and let it spread to all of our organs.

Enough.
ENOUGH!

These can be the hardest things to forgive – and nearly impossible – until you know what’s really behind it all. And that’s why I’m going to break it down on my radio show today. Join me live or get the download later.

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Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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

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It Is What It Is

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

One of the great things about all the traveling I’ve done in recent years is that I’m often in unfamiliar territory. Spirit sends me to far off locations to pray and bless, to live and learn. Everywhere I go, I notice that I’m walking a different way than before.

I used to judge everything very intensely. My “hobby” was to compare and despair. Compare and complain was such a constant in my life and it frequently left me feeling bothered, annoyed, frustrated, irritated, angry and sullen. That’s no way to live! Everywhere I went, things were most often coming up short. I learned that the ego gets a satisfaction from labeling things – it’s all part of the big plan for total separation.

When we’re identified with Spirit, it’s natural to appreciate things just as they are. Everything offers a blessing to you when you’re aligned with Spirit. When we’re in tune with the Infinite, we recognize that all things are working together for good, and so whatever is going on is Divine Order revealing Itself.

It takes great learning and willingness to “love what is” as a spiritual practice.

Sometimes we have to love it without really liking it, but even that will shift and change with enough practice and willingness.

I encourage you to make “loving what is” part of your daily spiritual practice.

When you notice you really don’t like something – see if you can simply release the attachment to any preference, label and especially any need to have it be different. Making that a habit will improve your life in ways that you never imagined! And, it costs you nothing!

When you’re willing to change your mind, you open yourself to more Peace and more Prosperity. Those are great gifts to give yourself on a daily basis!
Forgive the debtors and the trespassers to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. You can get my FREE How to Get Over It forgiveness workshop – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

I highly encourage you to consider inviting a friend or loved one over and do the workshop together. It’s always easier and more fun to do it with a friend – and you can plan food and make a celebration of it!

Now is the perfect time to set yourself free with forgiveness!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It Is What It Is

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

One of the great things about all the traveling I’ve done in recent years is that I’m often in unfamiliar territory. Spirit sends me to far off locations to pray and bless, to live and learn. Everywhere I go, I notice that I’m walking a different way than before.

I used to judge everything very intensely. My “hobby” was to compare and despair. Compare and complain was such a constant in my life and it frequently left me feeling bothered, annoyed, frustrated, irritated, angry and sullen. That’s no way to live! Everywhere I went, things were most often coming up short. I learned that the ego gets a satisfaction from labeling things – it’s all part of the big plan for total separation.

When we’re identified with Spirit, it’s natural to appreciate things just as they are. Everything offers a blessing to you when you’re aligned with Spirit. When we’re in tune with the Infinite, we recognize that all things are working together for good, and so whatever is going on is Divine Order revealing Itself.

It takes great learning and willingness to “love what is” as a spiritual practice.

Sometimes we have to love it without really liking it, but even that will shift and change with enough practice and willingness.

I encourage you to make “loving what is” part of your daily spiritual practice.

When you notice you really don’t like something – see if you can simply release the attachment to any preference, label and especially any need to have it be different. Making that a habit will improve your life in ways that you never imagined! And, it costs you nothing!

When you’re willing to change your mind, you open yourself to more Peace and more Prosperity. Those are great gifts to give yourself on a daily basis!
Forgive the debtors and the trespassers to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. You can get my FREE How to Get Over It forgiveness workshop – it’s a great way to start releasing the blocks and opening up the flow of Abundance – won’t you please share with someone now and open the flow for yourself?

I highly encourage you to consider inviting a friend or loved one over and do the workshop together. It’s always easier and more fun to do it with a friend – and you can plan food and make a celebration of it!

Now is the perfect time to set yourself free with forgiveness!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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The Trap of Specialness

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Are you in a “specialness” trap and you don’t even know it? It’s easy to fall into. When we feel insecure and unworthy, it’s SUPER easy to fall into a “specialness” trap. It’s part of the ego’s endless patterns of giving in order to get.

When we need for people to think we’re special, then it’s because we’re trying to feel a hole marked “not good enough.”

Fortunately, no one can fill that hole for us. We have to do it ourselves. There’s no other way.

Sometimes we’ll give, and give, and GIVE, and we think it’s because we’re being loving and caring and helpful. But if we don’t feel appreciated for all that giving, then that’s how we know we’re giving in order to get something back in return.

Giving without any attachments or expectations is the kind of generosity of the heart that always multiplies the good and leads us to more Abundance and Prosperity. This is hard for someone to do if they feel that they’re in lack.

Unfortunately, “giving to get” just perpetuates the mindset of lack, which, of course, brings on more experiences of lack.

“Giving to get” always leads to failure. Even if we get what we think we want, we will know that we were manipulating someone to give it to us, and it won’t feel good.

This is why tithing is a Prosperity practice. When we tithe, we’re acknowledging that we’ve already been given. We’re giving thanks for what we already have. Gratitude multiplies the good.

When we need to feel special, we’re actually going to diminish our prosperity by giving in order to get that hit of specialness return.

When we need the special recognition, we’re actually affirming that we’re not good enough without it, and that is a demonstration of belief in lack, which just brings more lack.

Isn’t it wonderful that we can undo the lack and limitation thinking by practicing being generous of heart? Just think! By being generous of heart, we’re getting into the flow of Love, we’re undoing lack and limitation thinking, we’re affirming that we have, AND we’re undoing the patterns of specialness.

This is why being generous of heart is so healing and liberating. And, guess what? It costs nothing.

Being generous of heart costs nothing and brings so much good. I love it!

Have you found sweet and simple ways to be generous? Please share in the comments section below!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers

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

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

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

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Ganesha

Friday, June 28th, 2019

I’ve had some exceptional experiences calling upon the Hindu God, Ganesha, for help. He is represented as elephant, and he is the remover of obstacles.

Ganesha often hangs out with Lakshmi, who is the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity. They are a mighty pair.

Some A Course in Miracles students might think that it’s strange or wrong to go to a Hindu God for help rather than the Holy Spirit, but we all have our roles in this world. Everyone likes to be helpful.

Around the same time that I came to pick up A Course in Miracles is the very same time that I began to have connections with the Ascended Masters. Ganesha is part of that group of Beings who are here to help us.

“There are those who have reached God directly, retaining no trace of worldly limits and remembering their own Identity perfectly. These might be called the Teachers of teachers because, although they are no longer visible, their image can yet be called upon. And they will appear when and where it is helpful for them to do so. To those to whom such appearances would be frightening, they give their ideas. No one can call on them in vain. Nor is there anyone of whom they are unaware. All needs are known to them, and all mistakes are recognized and overlooked by them. The time will come when this is understood. And meanwhile, they give all their gifts to the teachers of God who look to them for help, asking all things in their name and in no other.” M-26.2.

This past spring when I went up to Maine to get the gardens ready at our house on Deer Isle (which we rent most of the year), I had a big project with re-seeding parts of the lawn. I had a plan to bring in new topsoil, lay down seed, lime, fertilizer and then hay on top. This plan also required me watering 2 times a day, and it was still a bit early for planting in Maine.

Most people don’t do much planting before Memorial Day, because there’s still a good chance of frost. But I was going to the U.K. and Boston for the ACIM Conferences there the last two weeks of May, and then the house was rented from the beginning of June straight through. So, I only had the first 17 days of May to get it done. “Let’s get ‘er done,” I said!

On top of my short time frame, the big job and the weather, I also had an obstacle of water. We were having major problems with the well and/or plumbing system, and it seemed like there wasn’t much water, which meant watering the lawn twice per day would be a real challenge. My brother warned me that it would be a big waste of money to try to redo the lawn and I shouldn’t attempt it. He surely seemed to be correct.

Well, despite all appearances, my intuition was super clear to go for it. “Go, go, go and don’t waste time thinking about it.” Plus, my friend, Suzi, had given me a BEAUTIFUL Ganesha statue, so I put Ganesha on the wall above the garden and asked him to oversee everything and overcome the appearance of any obstacle. You can see him here in a recent photo on the edge of the wall. He is the small grey statue.

So, I got to work. I had the soil brought in and laid down the seed, lime and fertilizer, covered it with hay and started to water as best I could. I should have watered MUCH more than I did. I could only water for about 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening. That’s all I had water for.

We did get a number of rain days, thank you, Spirit! I prayed rain, you better believe it, and we got good rain. I had rain barrels and buckets under the gutter and was using that for other parts of the garden and for flushing toilets. I saved everything I could for the yard.

It took about two weeks, because the temperatures were cool and it wasn’t very sunny, but early on a Saturday morning I finally could see a fine fuzz of green poking up through the hay. YAY! I danced a jig in the yard and ran around in my bathrobe celebrating that it had worked!

This is what the yard looked like last spring:

And this is now:

I’ve had amazing experiences of support from Ganesha and other Divine Beings. I’ll write more about this tomorrow. I like to show tangible proof of things, and share experiences that inspire me to follow my intuition, ask for help from higher Beings who have more Clarity. And I like to prove the power of our mind to overcome the obstacles that seem to appear substantial.

I knew that Spirit could accomplish this goal. I felt it was mine to do. If it didn’t work, I would have learned something valuable, I’m sure. I could feel that my desire to have it done was not my ego. I just knew that it could be done and that the guidance was to do it now.

Beauty is extremely healing. People don’t realize how much Beauty and ugliness affect us. Nothing is more beautiful than nature. Nature in the form of beings, plants, animals and planets. All of it is SO beautiful.

Although I have been working on these gardens for several years now, and putting so much into it in memory of my precious Mother who loved them so much, I don’t spend much time there, and only get to see how things are when my surrogate gardener sends me pictures. Yet, I can feel the effect on the people who rent the house and the healing power of the Beauty that they feel. That’s a gift. I receive it fully and I rejoice. It’s one way that I can be truly helpful, and I appreciate it.

Thank you, Ganesha for your Love and support always so freely given. We dance together in the Light! And so, it is!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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Generosity

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

We can practice a generosity of Spirit that uplifts us all.

We can be supportive to people who are not so supportive of us. We can have compassion for those who are trying to manipulate and control us. We can be clear and caring to folks who are being deceitful. We can turn the tables in a way that’s loving and inspiring.

We can give better than we get.

There are periods where I am traveling and the opportunity to tip the people who are supporting my travels comes up. I can tip the Skycaps and the porters, the waiters and waitresses, and the hotel maids and the cab drivers.

In restaurants, I tend to tip 20% unless something unusual is going on where I might tip more, or possibly less. My baseline is 20%. I tip the Lyft and Uber drivers 20%, too.

I used to give the Skycap $1 per bag that I checked. Then I decided to up it to $2 or $3 per bag. Then, $5 per bag. If a porter is really helpful, I’ll give them $20. I like to leave the maid $5 each day with a thank you note.

I really love the idea that at the cost of, maybe, $200 per year, I can give the kind of tip that feels honoring and supportive to the people I’m engaging with. I can be generous.

The more I share, the more I feel in the flow of Prosperity & Abundance.

A Course in Miracles tells us: “To Have, give All to All.”

To have Love, give Love to All.
To have Abundance, share Abundance with All.
To receive compassion, have compassion for All.

I remember, 20-some years ago, going on a date with a man who tipped the waiter just under 10% and the service had been good. I knew in that moment that this was a one-and-only date. I can be friends with people who are withholding, but it would be challenging to have them as a sweetheart.

That particular dinner was not expensive. Another couple of dollars and he could have tipped well. It’s that kind of limiting behavior I used to experience a lot of. I felt so much lack that I often was counting pennies and feeling parsimonious.

Now I feel in the flow of Love, and I can be generous from the heart because I’m giving from the overflow. I feel well loved and cared for, and am glad to be able to share. It’s one of the reasons why we have so many free offerings here at the Power of Love Ministry.

I challenge you to consider how you can be more generous and get into a greater experience of flow!

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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All For My Good

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Life gives us so many amazing opportunities. This past Saturday, I was flying from Santa Barbara, CA to Newark with a brief layover in Los Angeles. My flight from Santa Barbara was delayed. We got out on the tarmac and were there for about 45 minutes (the amount of time that I had to make my connection in Los Angeles) and after the long wait, the pilot actually opened and closed the door, and that fixed the issue. After the paperwork was filled out, we left for LAX.

On the plane, there was a man behind me who was making the same connection to the Newark flight. Check this out – our flight landed at about 11:50 a.m. and the Newark flight had a takeoff time of 12:15. We both had to wait for our roller bags to come up from underneath before we could run to the next plane. By then, it was 15 minutes to make the connection and the gate was a good 10 to 15 minute walk. They didn’t give us any transportation. I had 2 heavy carry-ons with me.

The man behind me said “We’ll never make it.” I said, “Well, they might wait for us.” The United Airlines attendant said they probably wouldn’t. The man said he was going straight to the customer service counter and, knowing that the next flight to Newark was in 2 hours, I made a beeline for the Newark flight gate.

It was a bit of a struggle to get myself there with my heavy bags, but I would rather get to Newark at 9 p.m. then after 11 p.m.

On the way there, I could here them calling my name as soon as I got to that terminal, but it was still a long walk to the gate. As I walked up, they asked if I was Jennifer Hadley and I said, “Yes,” and they said, “Hurry! You might make it!” But they had just closed the door and sealed it. Still, the gate attendant called to see if they’d open it. He was very optimistic, but the people around the gate – the other professionals seemed to think that he was out of his mind.

Guess what? They opened the door.

The United gate employees were saying things like “That never happens.”

Here’s the thing: I was happy either way.

If I had 2 hours in the airport, I was going to have a nice lunch and enjoy myself. If I got on the plane, I’d make due with whatever snacks I could get on the plane and deal with the fact that my luggage might not make it on the plane and it would have to be delivered.

I’ve really learned to allow the highest and best to be revealed to me.

I’ve learned to trust that things are working together for my good. I feel supported by everything.

My bags came with me. They were on the carousel when I got to baggage claim. I jumped in a Lyft and made it to my brother’s in time to enjoy a couple of hours with family before heading to bed.

I was relaxed the whole way.
And I was grateful.

I’ve learned to feel blessed no matter what.
And that’s a blessing too – it’s not all fun, but it is ALL for my good, and this I know.

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

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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Don’t Believe It

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

One of my favorite things I get to do is to support the people in this ministry who have become, or are becoming Spiritual Counselors, teachers and Prayer Practitioners. It’s such a blessing to see people fully stepping up to be truly helpful.

Last week I got to have class with the Spiritual Counselors in my Certification program, and we were talking again about how people get mired in their belief systems and don’t even realize that what they believe couldn’t be further from the truth.

A Course in Miracles tells that we cannot judge and still hope to learn. Our judgments actually block our learning.

It makes sense, when you think about it. If we prefer to think we know what everything is for, are we open to any insights or learning? No, we’re not, because we think we already know whatever is worth knowing. How can you be open to insight when you’ve already made up your mind what everything is for?

Have you had the experience of repeating the same errors, the same unkindness, the same self-attack, again and again, like a hamster on a wheel? I have, and my experience seemed to “prove” to me that I wasn’t very smart, that I wasn’t really learning anything from all my spiritual studies. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My experience didn’t prove my beliefs were correct. Not at all.

In fact, my experience was simply proving to me that my beliefs are made manifest as my experience.

This is so important to understand – it’s life changing.

Our unhappy experiences prove that we believe our false beliefs – the truth will set us free from repeating these unhappy experiences.

In New Thought, we say, “Change your thinking, change your life.” And we talk about “false beliefs.”

It’s more helpful to realize that ALL beliefs are false and truth is true.
How do you know the difference between a belief and a truth?

All beliefs are conditional.
Truth is true for everyone, all the time.

Beliefs are constantly shifting and changing, like the sinking sands.
Like God itself, Truth is unchanging – it’s the rock we can safely build our house upon.

I encourage us all to look around your life and see where we might have been misled into thinking that our experiences are proving our beliefs when, in fact, our experience is just proving the existence of our beliefs. And that’s an entirely different thing.

When we rid ourselves of our beliefs – we rid ourselves of the unpleasant experiences that our false beliefs generate. There’s no extra cost for doing this inner work. We can do it every day of our lives, and that’s what I’m most interested in – not playing small anymore, awakening to the Light.

Many, many times I’ve spoken with people who felt helpless and hopeless in their relationships and in their careers. When they become willing to change their minds, and actually make the effort, they experience miracles. It really works!

How do we rid ourselves of the false beliefs?
It’s actually incredibly simple, when we’re willing to make a change.
If we’re not willing to make a change, then we just keep revisiting the same painful lessons.
We cannot judge and hope to learn.

To release the false beliefs, opinions and judgments, we offer them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. We don’t have to figure out HOW to have a healing, we simply ALLOW.

Sometimes we might have to release, let go and let God, 1000 or more times if we have a strong attachment to a belief. I’ve certainly had to do that with many false beliefs – and the healing happened as soon as I was really willing to let it go.

If we do the releasing a few times a day, then we’re sure to let it go before too long – anything is better than struggling with the same painful belief for years and decades.

Now is the time for us to rise and shine and throw off these meaningless burdens of false beliefs!

Healing is easier than you might think. Your willingness to Partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting is the thing that works. I know, I’ve proved it and I’ve worked with thousands who have done the same. Let’s be willing to have a healing NOW!

You might be interested in my recent radio shows on the topics of healers and healing – you can see the whole archive, plus transcripts here. A Course in Miracles Radio show archive. You can also get the two podcasts for all of the episodes. All 400 episodes are available for downloading, including most with transcripts. And now, we’re also posting the radio show episodes at YouTube for viewing with captioning at my YouTube channel. If you subscribe you’ll be notified when new videos are added.

I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

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

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Obstacles Are Illusions

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Recently I was sharing with the Spiritual Counselors in my training program. It’s such a wonderful blessing to work with these beautiful people. It’s becoming so clear to everyone in the group that that their thoughts produce the form of their life, and that they are free to change their minds. Liberation is truly happening right in front of our eyes!

Obstacles appear in the mind first, and then in form.

When we have no obstacle in our mind, no matter how fixed it seems in form, it’s no concern. Isn’t that wonderful and amazing?

One of the most valuable tools I’ve used in my life is to ask myself “How long do you wish to keep suffering?” My answer became “No more!” When you’re done, you’re done.

It’s like the last time I quit smoking, I was just done, and it was so easy. I was done, done, DONE!

It’s amazing how powerful the mind is – we can cause our suffering or we can experience miracles, and we can choose to serve Love or deny Love.

All obstacles are in the mind, and we can change our mind. ACIM teaches us that we choose what we see and then it appears. We energize obstacles and sometimes we can even treasure them – until we’re no longer interested.

Will today be your liberation day? What will you choose?

We can decide that we’re done playing small and coping with obstacles. Spirit will dissolve all seeming obstacles when we’re ready to let them go. This I know! Together we’re making higher choices and demonstrating the power of Love.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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Beneficial Presence

Friday, June 21st, 2019

I aspire to be a beneficial presence with every choice I make –beneficial to myself, first and foremost. Beneficial to my loved ones next. My loved ones are not just my family and friends, but also everyone who participates in this Power of Love Ministry. I pray for us all every day. I pray for all humanity, the Earth and all the kingdoms of the earth each day. How could I leave anyone out?

This is a time of true transformation.

Do you know anyone who isn’t either resisting true transformation or in the midst of it? I do not.

This morning I’m observing so many things unfold. Friends in the hospital. Political struggles. People with intense emotional and financial challenges. I hold the high watch with them and for them. This is what A Course in Miracles calls “extending Love”.

Each day, in my own practice of prayer, I pray for all of us to let go the past,and all prejudices and misperceptions of any kind. I pray for us all to see and know clearly, to feel clearly, the Love of Spirit in, through, and around us in each moment, at all times, in all situations, regardless of what is occurring.

One of the most powerful spiritual practices I know is to follow this passage in A Course in Miracles, which tell us:

“You can do much on behalf of your own healing and that of others if, in a situation calling for help, you think of it this way:

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,
because He Who sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever He wishes,
knowing He goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal. T-2.V.A.18.

I call this the “Purpose Prayer” because it tell us clearly what our purpose is. Our purpose is ONLY as follows:

To be truly helpful, which is to represent Love (God)

So, as the storm is approaching, whether it’s a hurricane or cancer, whether it’s bankruptcy or fire, divorce or disaster, let us decide to fulfill our purpose.

How could we have a purpose to be truly helpful and represent, or re-present Love, if we didn’t have everything preinstalled.

The Kingdom is preinstalled.

We look within to find it.

We find the courage to look within, and to realize that all the judgments we have about ourselves are worthless and have no place in our fulfilling our purpose.

We are willing to see beyond the judgments to the Kingdom that is eternally within us.

All that we need is within our willingness to seek the Kingdom first.

Then, Peace, Freedom, Prosperity, Wholeness and Harmony are “re-cognized” by us. These spiritual qualities, and more, have always been within us.

As I watch the hurricane progress toward more of my loved ones, I could feel helpless, worried and afraid. I feel concerned, but I am doing what I know to be truly helpful. I am “re-presenting” Love, that I am willing and grateful to be able to do. It makes a difference. It calms the storms internally and adds to the Peace in the world.

Let’s commit ourselves to doing this daily in order to be a beneficial presence.

I AM truly helpful.
I AM fulfilling my purpose.
I AM grateful to practice being loving today, now.
I AM grateful to be grateful.

Living this way, we become spiritual leaders and teachers, and we’re bringing great benefit! In choosing to BE a blessing, we’re also receiving the blessing, and then ALL are blessed.

Professional Trainings for Teachers, Counselors & Ministers 

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

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

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

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Giving UP Control

Monday, May 27th, 2019

I recognize I’ve lost appreciation for how wonderful it is that so many things don’t bother me anymore. I used to be one of those traveling companions that needed things to be my way. I know I ruined times and trips because I was upset when we didn’t do it the way I wanted to do it.

I used to be a “control freak.”

I used to throw temper tantrums. I used to control and manipulate, and now I’m usually relieved if someone else takes charge. I’m not that fussy anymore about most things, but not all things.

It’s a huge load off to be able to be flexible and fluid. I didn’t understand that for the longest time. I couldn’t understand it intellectually, I had to experience it.

For me, I took the controlling and manipulating to extremes,and so I had to crash out with it. I had to hit a bottom where I could see so clearly that I was ruining my life and my relationships, and then I could find the Love in my heart that is my strength, and I could see the value in giving up that habit.

Now it doesn’t matter how long it took me to get there.
I’m just glad that I got there.

When I was trying to control everything, I wasn’t very good at receiving help because I needed to be in charge all the time. I thought I knew how to do everything best.

Now, so many years later, I’ve really learned the benefit of being vulnerable and getting the help of others. It sure wouldn’t work to be a spiritual teacher who wasn’t a good receiver. Plus, I have so many wonderful surprises and new adventures following the lead of other people!

So many blessings have come to me because I stopped trying to control everything. I’ve given UP the control – given it to my Higher Holy Spirit Self, and the more fully I do that, the happier I am and the easier my life is.

Spirit is always teaching us the better way!

I haven’t offered Finding Freedom From Fear, my Spiritual Boot Camp class with ACIM principles in 8 months – this is your chance if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts on June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

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The Real Me

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Yesterday I was writing about how I came to be ALL IN for Spirit and this healing transformation. This morning I woke up thinking about it again. For so long I felt like I was bumping up against an invisible wall that wouldn’t let me make the kind of advancement in my spiritual growth that I KNEW was possible.

It wasn’t until I decided to go ALL IN for Spirit that I began to feel things really moving. Of course, I became so diligent for practicing non-judgment and for releasing the judgments of the past, and that’s what let the Love begin to flow. All judgments are a block to the flow of Love. I began to recognize that I was like a person who had become used to being dehydrated and only half alive

As the healing began to accelerate, what I began to feel was what I’ll call the REAL Jennifer.

I had always believed the real Jennifer was basically a bad person trying to compensate for her badness by being loving, compassionate and kind. I believed I was a fake because I had SO MANY unkind thoughts. Can you relate?

The thing that helped me the most was working with counseling clients and couples. Working individually with people, I learned so much. I had such a strong intention to see their Beauty and perfectionism that I was able to also see mine. I began to REALLY understand how the mind works and how the patterns begin and how they could be unwound and released forever.

It wasn’t until I was WILLING to see that everything, everything, EVERY THING worked together for my good that I could actually experience it. I had to be willing to follow the guidance I was getting in order to be led to what would truly be my answered prayer.

Letting go of the false beliefs about myself that were a false construct, like armor around my true Self, my Higher Holy Spirit Self, brought me to a place of actually loving being me. I really enjoy being myself,and I feel that I’ve finally let go of the idea that I’m bad. I am so grateful to see and know more clearly than ever that everyone and everything is perfect. And that includes YOU!

Thank you for being my Prayer Partner today!

Finding Freedom from Fear is almost here! I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you 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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ALL IN

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Today I’m getting ready to transfer hotels to the Boston Parker House for the ACIM Conference and my pre-conference workshop tomorrow. I’m so fired up to share this weekend I have to share with you now! I just can’t wait.

You already know that I struggled for decades trying to find the spiritual keys that would unlock the pain and suffering that I was dealing with, just like everybody else. I studied so many things to try and find the answer. I read so many books and listened to so many audios, and still it eluded me. And then, I saw the Light at the end of the ego’s tunnel of distractions and realized that there was a way to speed up this process of healing.

One of my favorite quotes from Ernest Holmes is about healing and the time it takes. I love this quote so much because it opened my mind to tremendous healing.

Holmes said, “The only time that it takes to have a healing is the time that it takes to have a realization.

It took me a while, but I finally had that light bulb moment that was a lighting bolt! I had a TRUE realization, and here it is:

I was utterly convinced that healing took time.
I believed that I had to earn my healing.
I felt I KNEW that I had to undo my negative karma piece by piece.

Because I believed it I was experiencing it, because that’s how this world works.

I believed healing took time, and so it was taking me decades to slog through it.
I believed that I had to earn my healing, so I was working to earn points by volunteering, by studying spiritual programs and developing my spiritual knowledge.
I believed that I had to undo my negative karma piece by piece, and so I was doing just that by making amends, changing my mind, letting things go, and practicing compassion.

And then I began to really focus on my willingness.
I started to give real attention to each healing opportunity that presented itself and I could change my mind, go the other way.

I started to be truly, deeply grateful for the challenges that came my way that were my opportunities to practice kindness, patience, generosity of the heart, and develop a great willingness. I began to feel a great strength building in my capacity to be loving no matter what.

And then, when I was in Ministerial School, I really GOT the teaching of “Seek first the kingdom of God, which is within, and ALL ELSE will be added unto you.” I realized that I was still looking outside myself A LOT.

I decided to go ALL IN for my own spiritual practice of forgiveness and non-judgment.

I was actively practicing forgiveness by surrendering the meaning I’d attached to things from the past. AND I was actively choosing to be loving as much as I possibly good and doing better and better with it every day.

Every day I was falling down so many times. The judgments were so constant and consuming, but I didn’t give up because I had made that decision to be ALL IN.

Think of it this way:
Let’s say that you decide to be an Olympic athlete and you start training. You’ve made the decision. You are going to do this. You have to do it ALL IN or it can’t be done. Right? You cannot train to be an Olympic athlete as a hobby. That’s not even a possibility. You MUST choose to put your total focus on it or you will fail. So, that’s what I did. Now, of course, my Olympic sport is actually being able to totally focus on LOVE. That’s my “sport.”

So my spiritual training is with my heart and mind congruence.
And it is still my training today.
I improve every day.

I have not had a day of no improvement in the more than 13 years since I started this.

I have succeeded every single day, even when I had days where my judgments were spilling out all over and I said and did unkind things.

Every day I have still made progress no matter how intense the day was. Why?

Because I am not doing this alone.
I am held by the almighty LOVE of GOD and I am PART OF GOD.
God cannot fail and neither can I.

The measure of my success is my willingness to place my trust in Love in each moment. I don’t look back. I go forward. When I make mistakes and say things that are less than kind. When I get upset or annoyed, I come back into my right mind, I breathe, I pause, and I choose again.

Spirit has shown me that when I practice non-judgment of myself and stay a neutral observer of my errors then I can remain in my heart and have compassion for my shortfalls. When I express self-compassion, then I am able to really raise my vibration to a high degree of Love and as ACIM says, “All expressions of Love are MAXIMAL.”

Love IS our healer.
It is the ONLY healer that actually SOLVES the illusion of a problem because it dissolves the illusion in our mind.

When I choose to be loving and kind with myself, and not judge myself for my errors, then there’s more Love being expressed in the world than if no error had occurred in the first place.

In this way, I learned turn ALL my errors into a benefit.

Catch this: There’s more Love being expressed in this world, in my heart, BECAUSE I made an error when I practice an active self-compassion instead of judgment. This makes every error a WIN!

I could never have seen or felt this or really comprehended the power of it until I went ALL IN for Love. Love is revealing it’s “secrets” to us when we’re willing to value them. This is how I discovered that Love is the ONLY healer.

It was during that time of my life right after I decided to go ALL IN that I began to get downloads of how to transform my heart and mind very quickly. And then I was led to A Course in Miracles, which further deepened and clarified my practice.

For me, it went this way: Because I became SO willing, I got the gift of ACIM so that I could have this validation from my teacher in the external world. It became the only book I needed, and yet I knew, that even if I lost it, it was written in my heart.

That time in my life became a very intense boot camp experience where the shame, the blame, the resentments and the regrets, the gnawing guilt all fell away. I began to remember my true identity and feel a whole new understanding of my Self. I began to be glad for my life and the opportunity to redeem myself and be of service to the Light. I became grateful for everything, even if it took me a minute or two.

Then, my teacher said to me, “Jennifer, you’ve found the road map that everyone is looking for. How did you find it?”

I said, “I can only say that it appeared in front of me, step-by-step of what to do and why. I found it because I was looking for it, and it was more important to me than anything else. I am ALL IN for this spiritual healing and awakening.”

Then she said, “You must share it with others who are looking and can’t find it. They need to hear your voice and see you in order to believe it’s real.”

I didn’t really wish to do that. I had gotten so comfortable mostly being reclusive, but I knew she was right, so I asked Spirit to show me the way, and that’s how my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot camp with ACIM principles came into being.

What I discovered right away, with that first offering in 2008, is that doing this work in community is SO much easier. People in class were moving SO MUCH MORE QUICKLY than I ever did. In the group effort, with the group support, people found it easy to be willing. Things that took me months, and even years, took them only minutes or days. It blew me away.

Their relationships were healing so quickly! It was then that I began to really focus on creating programs where there is a community that connects so that people will fully engage as mighty companions.

A Course in Miracles tells us that JOINING together with others to see the wholeness and perfection in each other is the fastest path. It’s true. It’s SO MUCH easier to see someone else’s perfection than our own. Our brothers and sisters are our salvation when we’re willing to see them correctly and in a non-judgmental, loving spiritual community we practice it and laugh when we fall down. Not taking ourselves so seriously is a gift!

Everything in ACIM is true. If we’re looking for the answers, if we’re looking for the way out of suffering, it can only be found in having the realizations of truth that set us free from the delusions of lack, attack and limitation.

These realizations come naturally.
ACIM calls them miracles.
We are entitled to miracles.
We are entitled to realizations.
The only time it takes to have a healing is the time it takes to have a realization of truth.

Time has nothing to do with it – only willingness does.
Your willingness is ALL that’s required.

When I was in the UK at the ACIM Conference there last weekend, I gave my talk about being ALL IN to stop playing small and shared what TRUE willingness is and is not, and how to cultivate it. SO many people were coming up to me and telling me they were inspired to go ALL IN.

AND we must walk our talk. We can’t just say these things – we must actually DO IT.

If you’re willing to be ALL IN, won’t you please join me in my Finding Freedom From Fear class that starts on June 6? If you’re willing, sign up NOW for a Goal Setting Group Session and get Clarity. Are you actually willing to receive the support necessary for you to accelerate your spiritual healing and deepen your spiritual practice?

Of course, you don’t need me. You have it all within you, but it’s so much FUN to really do this together! It’s so liberating! I love it!

I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Ultimately we WILL choose to be ALL IN. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today IS the day!

This is why every day I offer my “Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Being ALL IN for God. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in Spirit and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!

And if you’re at the Boston ACIM Conference, please give me a hug and let me know you’re ALL IN for Love!

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here to do so now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you 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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Increase Your Faith Even More!

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

I’m just back from England and in the Boston area and excited for the ACIM Conference this weekend! More unfolding goodness for us to claim and embody! Woo-hoo! If you’ll be at the Conference, please make sure to say hi to me, have a meal, and connect someway. I love to be able to spend time together.

Last week when I did the radio broadcast on “Increase Your Faith” I had no idea it would be a Part 1. This is such a favorite topic of mine, and I’m excited to find out what Spirit brings today when I share “Increase Your Faith – Part 2.”

I’ve learned that the entire practice of A Course in Miracles depends upon the willingness to place our trust in Love rather than in our opinions and judgments. That one practice is what ACIM is ALL about.

When we are willing to place our trust in Love, then all of our wrong decisions are undone and all the consequences of the wrong decisions are undone, too. There’s such a healing that unfolds for us, and we can actually just allow it to be revealed in our heart and mind.

Our healing does require a great willingness to let go of the concept that we’re bad and unworthy. We have to TRULY be willing to let it go. And that’s often very intense because we’re so identified with the concept we hold about ourselves.

I work on this every day, and sometimes little bits fall away and sometimes big chunks. The more willing we are to be loving, the bigger the chunks are that dissolve and resolve back to the nothingness.

Every idea that there is something bad or wrong with us is false. Let’s agree to remember that we are perfectly designed BE the Light of the world. Let’s put this first and foremost in our awareness and make it more important than anything else, and Spirit will absolutely do all the rest. Today’s the day!

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Book your Goal Setting session now! 
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is Increase Your Faith – Part 2.
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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Celebrating True Freedom

Monday, May 20th, 2019

I’m flying back to the U.S. today and I feel on FIRE from the expansion of the ACIM Conference in England. What a blessing to be in person with so many people from Masterful Living and Finding Freedom. We’ve had such fun together. Just being together is absolutely healing. I look forward to joining with the folks in Boston next weekend at the ACIM Conference there!

I’m even more grateful for the opportunity to offer my Finding Freedom From Fear class again in just a couple of weeks!

I am celebrating true Freedom for us all!

I have a lot to share, so much insight and healing for me personally. WOW! It’s going to take me a minute to process and that’s part of why I didn’t send a Spiritual Espresso yesterday. Everything configured for me to just take a pass yesterday and it’s the first time I can think of in many years.

I feel deeply that I’ve made a huge internal leap in unwinding separation thinking and I’m so grateful. All spiritual students will ultimately realize that our belief that we’re separate from God is the only real problem we have – and it shows up as the essence or core belief that results in every other problem we think we have.

And yet, the ego persists in the thought patterns of separation showing up in our life every day. Separation seems alive and well when we label ourselves and others. When we judge, we’re choosing the pain of separation thinking. Separation shows up as thoughts of lack and attack. Separation shows up as worry, doubt, and fear.

The antidote is to appreciate the sameness rather than sorting, labeling, and separating. Celebrating the oneness of all life is heart and mind opening.

Thanks to my father, I found this wonderful video of a TV commercial from Denmark. I invite you to take a couple of sweet short minutes to open your heart to the beauty of oneness. This video is SO heart-opening and beautiful. Does it touch you? Bring tears? Does it inspire you to do something different? Let me know! Please leave a comment below.

Finding Freedom From Fear REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
I’m doing something different this year. I haven’t offered this class in 8 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT! Don’t put your healing and happiness off 1 more day. We will do the forgiveness work together in class.

My Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Boot Camp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are ready and willing to dive in and live the Love. We’re doing it together!

1st Step is to sign up for a Goal Setting Group Session – these are a gift to you to help you see if you’re actually ready and willing to do this work. There’s no charge – sign up for one now. Finding Freedom From Fear starts June 6. Find out if it’s right for you now with a Goal Setting Group Session.

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

If you 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

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

I used to walk into every situation and start looking for what wasn’t right or good. I would look for the thing to complain about. In many ways, I was a chronic complainer.

It took me many, many years to see that if I affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then I’m firmly anchored in the thought that the Divine has disappeared; God has left the building.  Fortunately, the only thing required for a healing is for me to see the situation rightly.  

As long as I see a problem it will seem very real to me. As long as I affirm that things aren’t right I won’t be able to see rightly.

The Infinite has no problems that elude Its problem-solving abilities, because there are no problems in Divine Mind. It is I who saw the problem, affirmed the problem, identified the problem and collected all the evidence to support the existence of my big, bad problem.

In each of these stages of problem identification, I would become increasingly convinced that the problem was real and threatening. It felt more and more like God had left the building, and I needed to solve this problem that was eating my life!

Every problem is built on the often hidden belief that God left the building. It can be very tricky to see that the fear that God is gone is the only problem. Since the Divine never goes on a vacation or hides Its Divinity, the whole problem I’m creating a library of evidence to support is, in truth, completely a fabrication of a fearful mind. It’s all based on the false premise of: “What if I were separate from God?”

Now, as good spiritual students, we can say that we know all that. We understand separation thinking is the real problem – but do we?

If we no longer believe we’re separate, but we persist in thinking we have problems, then we don’t actually KNOW what we say we believe – and there’s the rub.

Healing happens when I recognize every challenge has come to help me be more loving, more kind, more compassionate, more in line with my Divine Nature, more aware of the Unity of all life. End of story.

It’s so simple, and yet fear is pervasive unless I stand anchored in the truth of omnipresent Divinity. This is my job. This is my ONLY job. All else I give to the One Who has never left and can never leave.

In my surrender, I discover that my only prayer request is for the faith to know the Divine in every part of my life and always will be. The Holy Presence cannot leave the building, it IS the building and everything that surrounds it, everything it contains.

God cannot leave me, nor can I leave God. Phew! Problem solved!

Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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Feelings

Friday, May 10th, 2019

I studied the teachings of Ernest Holmes for many years in my training to become a Science of Mind Practitioner and Minister. One of the helpful things I took from Holmes’ teachings is the difference between feelings and emotions. It’s valuable for us to understand the difference between when we’re having an emotional response or reaction and when we’re experiencing a feeling.

I’ve had so much experience being an emotional drama queen – mostly being angry and argumentative. It was such a miserable way to live. I was the cause of my own unhappiness being critical and complaining constantly. It was as though I felt God had died and left me in charge of judging everything!

I became afraid of my emotions, and anger was the only one that felt safe to me. Anger is actually an emotional protective device. When I realized that I could learn to have trust and place my faith in Spirit, when I began to really practice BEING loving, that’s when my emotional life changed profoundly. I stopped having to stuff my emotional baggage and hide it.

I learned the power of feeling my emotions without stoking those fires, but simply learning to observe them without giving into them.

I have had so much healing through allowing myself to experience my emotions and letting them be expressed rather than holding them in to fester and ferment. Now it feels safer and safer for me to have my emotions and allow them to go through me. I can now easily realize that they’re not who I am.

I used to feel so intensely upset by things. Now, that is rare. It’s all because of my spiritual practice of nonjudgment and forgiveness. Nowadays I am MUCH more aware of feelings. I feel peaceful, harmonious, free, joyous. I experience much of my intuition as feelings, which are quite different from emotions.

For me, often the still, small Voice is a still small feeling. Feelings are often delicate, where emotions can be clunky and dramatic.

It’s been deeply healing for me to cultivate the feelings that I’d like to experience. We can cultivate Peace, Harmony, Joy and Freedom. We can cultivate the feeling of Abundance and Wholeness. These spiritual qualities have vibrational matches that we can feel, and we can cultivate them and attune to them. It just takes practice and willingness.

When you’re vibrating with the “frequency” of Love or Abundance, because like attracts like, you’ll be attracting more experiences of Love and Abundance into your life. It’s really not rocket science.

If you’re willing, Spirit will lead you and guide you. It’s your birthright. Go for it!

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

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In the Flow of Prosperity

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Very often, I notice that people are willing to work so very hard to earn money when they are feeling financially challenged, and they’ll keep working and working to earn more. Rather than focus any attention at all at eliminating the mental and emotional causes of lack and limitation, most people think that the answer is ONLY more money.

It took me a long time to see that having faith, placing my trust in Love (God) would open up my Prosperity.

The big shift came when I realized that since God is all that there is, EVERYTHING I receive, I receive from God. I had the shift in my awareness, and then came the shift in my life.

Recognizing that EVERYTHING I had or would have came from the unlimited Source (God) helped me to also understand that EVERYTHING I gave, I gave TO God.

There’s only one place to receive FROM and once place to give TO.

I realized that, since there’s just this One – I could stop keeping score. I could give wherever I felt called to give, and not have a thought that anyone owed me anything – including a thank you.

I also realized could receive without thinking that I owed anyone. No strings attached anymore. God has no strings, because God is not a manipulator.

God is unlimited and unprecedented Source and supply – I could, if I chose, learn to receive without limits. How cool is that?

You see, it’s all in the mind.
The flow starts in the mind and then shows up in your life.

Would you like to open up the flow? Here’s a simple tip for you:

If you have strings attached to ANYTHING then you’re not in the flow.

Thinking someone owes you a thank you, or recognition, or even any small amount of appreciation is “giving to get”.  Let it go and open up the flow.

Are there any people in your life that you think OWE you?
If you KNEW that your experiences of lack and limitation were tied to that thought, would you be willing to give it up?

Forgive the debtors and the trespassers in your life to open up the flow of Prosperity in your life. Forgiving yourself is the best place to begin. Self-forgiveness is the key.

You can get my FREE HOW TO GET OVER IT forgiveness workshop and give yourself the gift of unblocking the flow of Love and Prosperity in your life.

When we Love ourselves, we take action to make the most loving choices and that includes eliminating the thoughts that are the cause of our suffering. We can eliminate lack and limitation thinking. It’s much easier than working and working to earn more money that doesn’t do anything to change the underlying cause of our experience.

I’ve learned that I’d rather change my thinking than repeat my problems anymore. I’ve got more productive things to do with my time and energy! Now’s the time for us to rise and shine!

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Professional Trainings – SUPER Early Bird Special until May 22nd If you think you might like to explore a spiritual career then check out some of my programs like Finding Freedom From Fear and the trainings I offer. I am offering two trainings in October. They are each deeply healing and they are both part of larger professional programs, but anyone can take them.

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

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