Archive for the ‘Self-Nurturing’ Category

Freedom From Trauma

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

We can have the body, mind, Spirit and life that we desire, even after trauma.

As someone who has been a spiritual counselor to many people who have experienced extreme and intense trauma, I can understand what a struggle it can be when your life doesn’t look like the one you would like.

It can seem impossible to rise above it.

I’ve had the great blessing to be able to support people who are the most courageous people I have ever known.  People who feel completely broken and damaged by the things that have happened to them and the things that have been done to them have been able to recover, and find happiness as well as a sense of renewal.  

It takes a real willingness to have the healing, but that is ALL that is required.

That’s why I was so thrilled when I heard from my friend Richa Badami that she was hosting an educational series on this very topic, to bring together the many powerful and profound ways we can approach this healing to truly create a life you love, even after trauma.

This POWERFUL series is called: Freedom From Trauma: Powerful & Profound Practices To Heal Trauma & Consciously Create The Body, Mind, Spirit You Truly Desire.

I’m so grateful to be a participant and I’ve reserved a seat for you to attend this event.  I will be speaking tomorrow, Friday, September 25th and if you register now, you can get full access to the whole Freedom From Trauma Summit.

Click here now to register for the FREE Freedom from Trauma Summit

This summit is for you if you’ve been longing to feel free from what no longer serves you in your life and you’re tired of the repetitive thought patterns and behaviors of the past.  This is for you if you feel stuck and are ready for your true, authentic self to shine.  Healing is available NOW.

The beautiful Richa Badami is bringing over 40 experts from all over the world, including me, to share wisdom and teachings on the many ways you can heal from the abuse, pain and trauma of your past, whether as a child or adult. 

Each speaker is sharing from a place of their own personal journey with vulnerability, demonstrating that no matter how trauma came into your life, there’s a way forward, and you can be free.

It has been an honor to participate with this loving global community that is committed to transformation. Please join us by reserving your seat here:

Register for the FREE Freedom from Trauma Summit

The summit is just beginning!  When you sign up, you will have access to early bonuses right away.

If there was ever a time to deeply look at life and do the inner work, it’s now. In this series you’ll learn tools that will help you triumph over trauma, so you can have the life you really want.  Join me and the over 40 experts from all around the world, who are coming together in this free educational series: Freedom From Trauma – Powerful & Profound Practices To Heal Trauma & Consciously Create The Body, Mind, Spirit You Truly Desire.

Join us here – please click to register FREE Freedom from Trauma Summit

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LOVE Activist

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

I don’t know what anything is for. That’s Lesson 25 from the A Course in Miracles Workbook. I’ve said that to myself thousands of times and it has saved me.

I used to have opinions about everything.
I really did think I knew what everything was for, but I was mistaken.

It has been a great relief to me to realize that my opinions are actually incorrect.

I used to take offense so often. Even now, it’s tempting from time to time. And yet, I don’t wish to take offense ever again.

I’d rather follow the ACIM teachings and TRUST that everything works together for my good and there are no exceptions.

I’d rather trust that EVERYTHING has been GENTLY PLANNED by one whose only interest in my good.

If I’d like things to be different, I must think different thoughts.

It’s so tempting to label things as bad, not good. It’s SO TEMPTING! But it doesn’t help me.

In the comments below – please share the thing you’re tempted to label bad, that you’d like to hand over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

Let’s Partner UP, hand it UP, and then do what needs doing – we’re not passive, we’re LOVE activists!

In Sunday’s blog on the Kirtan Kriya, I explained about my 40 Day Kirtan Kriya Challenge.  I’m excited for us to build some group momentum and I do hope you’ll check it out and join us.

There’s no cost to join the challenge – this is just a gift from the Power of Love Ministry to you.

Click here to learn more about the Kirtan Kriya 40 Day Challenge!

It’s my joy to share this spiritual practice that supports us in so many ways.

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Tik Tok

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

I have to laugh.  Life is so silly sometimes.  

Of course, I’ve known about the social media app Tik Tok for some time now, but I never had an inclination to check it out.

I use social media, but it’s not really on my radar that strongly.  I’m more of a nature girl.

Then, I heard that TIK TOK would be banned for new users, but that “they” wouldn’t take it away if we already had it and already had an account.So, over the weekend I decided to get the app, and check it out.  I got this strong intuition to take a look.

OMG, I have seen some really, REALLY funny and creative things and now I get it!  I’ve seen SUCH creative things.  I’m SO impressed.  

There’s also a lot of vulgar, not fun or funny things, but I don’t seem to be seeing much of those.

I would likely not have bothered to look at Tik Tok if it weren’t possibly going to be banned.

 Spirit, weirdly, directed me to something that I am enjoying but wouldn’t have thought I’d like.  Go figure!

It’s good to check things out and try new things.

Sometimes the ego mindset is to try everything and craves the pleasures of trying new things.  Sometimes the ego mindset is to criticize all new things and reject them.

I suggested to a good friend of mine to try a vegan diet because it would give her more physical strength and ability to recover from her rigorous exercise routine.  She scoffed.  She said she was NEVER going to do that.  But then she did some research and decided to try it.  She’s very happy now with her vegan diet.

What have you opened your mind to that you never thought you’d be interested in?  Please share in the comments below!

In Sunday’s blog on the Kirtan Kriya, I explained about my 40 Day Kirtan Kriya Challenge.  I’m excited for us to build some group momentum and I do hope you’ll check it out and join us.

There’s no cost to join the challenge – this is just a gift from the Power of Love Ministry to you.

Click here to learn more about the Kirtan Kriya 40 Day Challenge!

It’s my joy to share this spiritual practice that supports us in so many ways.

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Spiritual Discipline Brings Joy!

Monday, September 21st, 2020

I find that by following Spirit’s guidance I cannot fail. Spirit doesn’t fail and neither can I. That’s such a good feeling. It took me developing a great willingness and doing a LOT of forgiveness work to get to the peaceful place I live in now. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.

In the Stop Playing Small retreat this weekend, we’ve been talking about how easy it is to decide to do the laundry instead of our spiritual practice. “Let me clean up the kitchen first, or run these errands.” In this, we’re all the same.

I have a friend who basically won’t take any phone calls or do anything on the computer until her basic spiritual practice is done. Even though she’s a dedicated practitioner she knows that if she delays her practice to the afternoon momentum is lost and she will be less dedicated, less devoted, less in synch.

I absolutely LOVE to get up at 5am and begin with spiritual practice.

I love to build the momentum of doing that 40 days in a row without fail. Even if I worked till midnight. I keep my agreement with myself.

Folks who are in class with me learn that a commitment to a simple spiritual practice for a length of time like 21, 30, 40, 90 days or a year builds focus, mental strength, self-Love and self-esteem. We often look outside ourselves for these things, but they can only come from within.

Let’s not fool ourselves anymore.

Let’s be ALL IN for our connection with Spirit.

Doing it together is a wonderful way to build momentum. Many who are in my year-long Masterful Living Course have joined me in doing a simple meditation practice. People have had such wonderful benefits that I decided to do a 40 Day Challenge and open it to everyone.

In yesterday’s blog on the Kirtan Kriya, I explained about my 40 Day Kirtan Kriya Challenge. I’m excited for us to build some group momentum and I do hope you’ll check it out and join us.

There’s no cost to join the challenge – this is just a gift from the Power of Love Ministry to you.

Click here to learn more about the Kirtan Kriya 40 Day Challenge!

It’s my joy to share this spiritual practice that supports us in so many ways.

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Kirtan Kriya 40-Day Challenge

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

You may know that I started doing yoga back in the ’90s. One of the types of yoga that I started to study was Kundalini yoga. Kundalini yoga is a spiritual practice of yoga exercises, mantra chanting, breathwork, and meditation as well as special hand positions called mudras.

A few years ago, I began to study Kundalini yoga to become a teacher of it so I could learn more for myself, and also to lead yoga classes when I do retreats. Now, I’m finding that it’s been wonderful to share in my classes and not just retreats!

Each Kundalini yoga class is made up of kriyas. Kriyas are one or more exercises, which, when taken together will have the full effect of a chakra alignment and clearing, aura strengthening, working on the main body systems, and aligning body, mind and spirit, and many other benefits such as balancing the nervous system, clearing the lymph glands, strengthening and toning muscles, and so much more. So many benefits!

Some kriyas are extremely challenging, some are very simple. Some are profoundly powerful.

There are kriyas that are meditation as well as a set of exercises.

The Kirtan (pronounced KEER-ton) kriya is one of the most potent of all Kundalini kriyas, PLUS it’s a meditation.

And, it’s simple. You can easily do it in 11 minutes and you’ll find that it’s life-changing if you practice it daily.

Read on if you’d like to know more.

My first extensive experience of doing the Kirtan Kriya was when I was leading a retreat a year ago for the healing of sexual abuse. I had asked my Kundalini teacher trainer, master practitioner Hari Kaur Khalsa author of several books on Kundalini yoga and meditation, to suggest some kriyas and meditations that would help during the retreat.

I knew we’d be stirring up a lot of intense emotion and energy discussing the sexual abuse of the past, and I wished to make sure that everyone was able to stay balanced and harmonious. I also wished to make sure that everyone slept well at night.

As a group, we did the Kirtan Kriya each night for 31 minutes before bedtime. Everyone slept well, woke up feeling great, refreshed, renewed and ready to have another powerful day of healing. Perfect!

Then, at the Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive last fall, we did the Kirtan Kriya each night before bed. That initial morning, one of the participants said that this was the first time they’d woken up without worries in more than a decade. Wow!

We both knew that it was the result of doing the Kirtan Kriya.

Many older people today are concerned about memory loss and Alzheimer’s.

Well, there are actual studies that show Kirtan Kriya has real results and effects to reverse these issues.

It also helps with depression.

At a time when many people have intense anxiety and are getting frequently triggered by the things going on in the world we can use some simple tools that really work to help us rebalance, and connect with Spirit.

Kirtan Kriya is an excellent tool for many reasons.

To make it fun for us, I’ve created an entire resource page that shows you how to do the Kirtan Kriya, plus videos so you can do it along with me, and links to the scientific research.

I’m also inviting you to join me and others in a 40 Day Kirtan Kriya Challenge. Let’s make it fun together!

There’s no cost to join the challenge – this is just a gift from the Power of Love Ministry to you.

Click here to learn more about the Kirtan Kriya 40 Day Challenge!

It’s my joy to share this spiritual practice that supports us in so many ways.

TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Tama Kieves, Christopher Barran, and even more friends on zoom. We’re coming together to share our inspiration in many ways. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with message and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the details. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register unless you’ve already registered in the past.

When you register, you’ll also get easy access to past services with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, David Hoffmeister, Maureen Muldoon, Corinne Zupko, Maria Felipe, Frances Xu, Jimmy Twyman and more. If you’ve already registered for a previous Sunday – you don’t need to register again, you’ll get a reminder with the details automatically.

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Rainbow Bridge

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

A Course in Miracles talks about the bridge we’re building to the Real world.  I feel it as a rainbow bridge of light.

This is one of my favorite readings in ACIM – it’s from the section entitled “The Rewards of Teaching.”

“To your most holy Self all praise is due for what you are, and for what He is Who created you as you are.  Sooner or later must everyone bridge the gap he imagines exists between his selves. Each one builds this bridge, which carries him across the gap as soon as he is willing to expend some little effort on behalf of bridging it.  His little efforts are powerfully supplemented by the strength of Heaven, and by the united will of all who make Heaven what it is, being joined within it.  And so the one who would cross over is literally transported there.

Your bridge is builded stronger than you think, and your foot is planted firmly on it.

Have no fear that the attraction of those who stand on the other side and wait for you will not draw you safely across.  For you will come where you would be, and where your Self awaits you.”

I find this section SO reassuring.  It’s clear that there is support, and we WILL make it across. 

One of the most beautiful aspects of this life is that invisible support.  We’re not alone and we cannot be alone no matter how lonely we might feel. 

We’re interconnected and interdependent. Whether we like it or not. Without a cooperative effort much of life would be unbearable and yet there are many times when I’ve felt momentarily resistant to being cooperative.

One of the primary ways I’ve experienced the ego identification is when I’ve felt that belligerence rise up within me and I’ve refused to cooperate. When I was younger, I felt it all the time. That haughty, resistant, argumentative attitude was one of the ways that I would reclaim my power when I felt a lack of power.  I’d try to regain my power  Now I know better.

Opening my heart to collaboration and cooperation is my power! When we work together we are so much stronger than when we work alone. Working together we can form a collective intelligence that is far greater and more powerful than anything I could create alone. It can also be far more satisfying.


Now, I prefer to be a bridge builder and a collaborator. The blessings are enormous and I am grateful every day!

A powerful daily spiritual practice is to find one significant way that you can cooperate more effectively with the people in your family, your workplace, school or community.

By being willing to cooperate I build a bridge.

As I walk across the bridge I bring with me an offering of my heart. By a simple act such as this I make the world a more peaceful place and that’s being truly helpful.  It’s not so hard to fulfill your purpose when you know your purpose is simply to Love and be loved.

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Spiritual Phenomenon

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Real change is lasting change. Real change is actually letting go of that which obscures our true identity expressing in this world. Real change is eliminating the false beliefs, habits, mental and emotional patterns that keep us repeating the past.

I’ve always been interested in movies, stories and television shows about exploring. I particularly find it interesting to look at things related to shifting dimensions of time and space. I find that when I’m watching these kinds of stories the Higher Holy Spirit Self inspires me in many ways. All kinds of insights about how to heal my mind come flashing through. It’s cool!

A couple of years ago I was in Germany with several beautiful folks who are in classes with me, we had a talk about spiritual phenomenon. I shared that I’m not interested in phenomenon, which might seem like a complete contradiction about what I said about enjoying entertaining stories about shifting dimensions of time and space.

Allow me to explain further.

I am interested in two things:
Attaining enlightenment, waking up and living as an awakened being, walking in this world as a Bodhisattva, dedicated to living and demonstrating endless compassion
Supporting other people who are interested in waking up.

That’s what’s important to me.

Phenomenon isn’t a part of that journey, although certainly, I experience interesting phenomenon from time to time.

I’ve experienced time speeding up and slowing down. I’ve experienced things disappearing and reappearing. I’ve experienced being invisible. All kinds of things, but it’s only valuable to me if it helps me to awaken and let go of a false identification with a false self.

Real change is when we forgive ourselves for the decisions we made based upon our opinions and judgements from the past. That’s the ONLY thing I know that brings REAL and lasting change.

Self-forgiveness is the one thing that brings permanent healing and change.

And, I see that the most dedicated spiritual students will spend many years studying all kinds of spiritual teachings, trying to memorize the names of archangels, ascended masters, and gathering information, while avoiding actually doing the forgiveness work. And that’s why I stay focused on supporting people actually staying focused on the work that is meaningful and life-changing. It’s so challenging to stay focused, at least it used to be for me. It really was the hardest thing I ever did!

I learned how to stay focused because I made the decision to have a healing. I became determined to not give up and stay focused and still it was challenging for me. This is why creating opportunities for consistent, authentic, non-judgmental support is the focus of my life.

When we forgive ourselves now for the mis-takes of the past, then we unlock the wisdom that was hidden in the events of the past. We cannot unlock the wisdom, the value, the energetic rocket boosters encoded into our past without the self-forgiveness.

Blaming others prevents us from learning.
Defending ourselves is not the best use of our energy and time.
There is nothing to defend.
All attack, is an illusion.
When our heart is open, there can be no attack.

It takes willingness to see that and feel it.

When we forgive ourselves now for the mis-takes of the past, then we unlock the wisdom that was hidden in the events of the past, and with that wisdom now unfolding in our heart, we make different choices now, and that not only changes the present moment, it changes the future.

In this way we are time travelers.
When we forgive, we energetically travel back in time and change the past.
The past shifts.
The past goes from being a burden we carry to being a gift we can share with others, and the light is revealed.

Now is the time, now is the time, now is the time!
Now is the time for us to change our mind and stop dragging the burdens of the past around.

We’re not meant to play small, and that’s why it’s so painful for us.

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

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

Consider this:

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

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

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

CHECK IT OUT – If you’re ready to make a change, and you’d like some REAL support to make a LASTING change, TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Online Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if either is right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Raspberries

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

I love raspberries.

I just love them.  One of my treats in the summer was to pick fresh wild raspberries up at our family house in Maine and then bake raspberry pie.  Hot raspberry pie with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.  YUM!

For so many years, decades, I didn’t allow myself to buy raspberries because they were too expensive.

I could splurge on other things, but not raspberries and not flowers.  For some reason these things just seemed too extravagant to me.

Yes, it’s true raspberries used to be more expensive than they are now.

It’s true that orchids and flowers, were more expensive than they are now.

AND it’s also true that money was worth more than it used to be which means they were really, accounting for inflation considerably more expensive than they are now.

Still, the issue wasn’t the extra cost, it was really that I didn’t believe I was worth it.  I thought I didn’t deserve to splurge on myself in that way.  I could splurge to be self-destructive, but not to just give myself a treat.

It’s crazy the way the mind works out these things.  

My invitation to you is to look at what are the little things you might be denying yourself because of a worthiness false belief.  

We can undo these false beliefs by addressing them directly.

I started buying orchids.

I started buying raspberries.  

I AM worth it!  

Now, worthiness doesn’t enter into it – if I feel like having raspberries I get them.  I am grateful for my healing and share the benefits of every morsel of healing I have with YOU because I’m one with you.  Please do the same for me and for all beings!

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