Archive for the ‘Spiritual Teachings’ Category

Miraculous Healing Super Powers

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Anytime my identification with ego is challenged there’s an opportunity for me to have a healing and that’s what I’m interested it.

Let the challenges be gentle and let me see how helpful they are.

Right now, we all have an opportunity to contribute to world peace or to contribute to world upset. Our perspective, what we hold in our mind, and how walk in the world is affecting everyone.

When people are upset around us, we can take offense or we can answer the cry for Love.

When we extend compassion, we’re activating our miraculous healing super powers.

When we extend compassion, we’re fulfilling our purpose.

It’s not about whether people deserve our compassion.
If we don’t share the Love of Spirit, we atrophy and become malnourished.

When we can extend compassion, everyone wins.

When we cannot extend compassion, when we withhold the Love of God – we are the ones who miss out. This may be our one appointed time to be of service to a brother or a sister and we wouldn’t wish to miss it.

Life is delicate, and Love is strong.

We have super powers of miraculous healing and now is the time to use them!

The holidays are coming, and it’s an opportunity to put the past behind us and be the super hero of healing in our family. If this interests you, consider joining me on Saturday!

SATURDAY: Family Forgiveness – Free Workshop – come join me! Click here to get the details.

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 

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

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

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

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Great Crusade

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

This week, in Masterful Living class, I was reminded of this valuable teaching from Jesus in A Course in Miracles.

This is from the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles under Miracle Principle #26 (page 19):

“You now share my inability to tolerate lack of love in yourself and in everyone else, and must join the Great Crusade to correct it. The slogan for this Crusade is “Listen, learn, and do.”

This means:

Listen to my voice,
learn to undo the error, and
do something to correct it.

The first two are not enough. The real members of my party are active workers.

The power to work miracles belongs to you.

I will arrange the right opportunities for you to do them. But you must be ready and willing to do them, since you are already able to. Doing them will bring conviction in the ability.

I repeat, “You will see miracles through your hands through mine. Conviction really comes through accomplishment.

Remember that ability is the potential, achievement is its expression, and Atonement is the purpose.”

This is not the time to wait and see. Listen, learn and DO.

It’s important to take in what Jesus is telling us – the doing will bring conviction in our ability – and that’s reassuring.

Too many light workers don’t feel confident of their abilities – they don’t feel qualified to fulfill their life purpose. It’s because we’re still putting ourselves in charge, rather than Spirit.

If we’re coming from our hearts, following guidance and taking loving action without attachment we will be in service to God. And that is what qualifies us.

It’s also where our confidence comes from.

LAST CALL for Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – starts on Sunday 

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

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

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

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On Call for Spirit

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

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

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

Ready and available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Having Humility

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Here’s an interesting observation:

After working with so many people as a spiritual counselor, as a spiritual leader and teacher, a minister, a practitioner and just as someone having a human experienced, I’ve noticed that it’s often the case that folks who feel completely unworthy of having a spiritual awakening are quite likely to have rapid spiritual growth.

One of the reasons is that they can get out of their heads and just surrender to doing a spiritual practice that works without judging it so much.

Folks who feel they’re spiritual know-it-alls sometimes don’t make much spiritual progress because they feel they already know so much.  

Humility is a powerful factor in our journey of awakening.  

We get to humility through surrender.

We can do that with ease and grace – OR –

We can be humiliated.

We get to choose which way we’ll go.

I chose humiliation.  

I don’t recommend it, but it got the job done!

And for that, I’m eternally grateful.

I’m so GLAD and grateful to be experiencing this journey with you!  

Let’s support our brothers and sisters on their awakening journey to find the way with ease and grace and no more humiliation.

Our willingness is the key!

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

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

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Extending Love

Monday, November 9th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

There is no other. There just isn’t.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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How I Healed my Nightmare

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Have you ever lived in a house divided? I was blessed that my parents were always united even when they went through some difficult times, as most people do. There were many times when I was the one divided from everyone else in the family, feeling like I wanted to separate myself from the family.

I remember what it was like to feel that strong sense of separation from my loved ones even while I was living with them. I felt very angry about it and I let everyone know it.

I felt angry because I felt so threatened and so overwhelmed.

When I was a teenager there were many times when I would get VERY upset. I would become like a raging inferno of separation and all I wanted was to be hugged, held, loved, accepted, but I didn’t know that. At the time, I felt like I wanted to burn the house down and take everyone with me down in the fire.

Why did I feel so angry? It was all about control. It was all about not getting my way. Having to do other people’s will was an outrage to me even though I was a child. Being held accountable was unbearable. All of these things were ego threats.

To be honest, I can barely remember what I was thinking at that time, only that I felt this uncontrollable rage – and that it was humiliating to be so out of control. The only thing that ever really stopped it was exhaustion. I would physically exhaust myself.

So, I feel like I understand some of what some of the people in the USA might be feeling now. My feeling then, as it appears it is for some people now, was:

If I can’t get what I want, it’s like death. If I don’t get my way, it’s like I’m being viciously attacked. If I’m going to die, I’m taking everyone with me. That’s your punishment for not doing what I want. You don’t matter, only what I want matters. I have to take care of myself or I will be killed.

I really did feel that way.
It didn’t feel like a choice.
It felt like I was stuck inside a pattern I didn’t make and couldn’t get out of.

It was HORRIBLE for me.
It made me feel so out of control and I wanted to control everything, that was the problem. My core issue was needing to control everything and have it be my way.

Then, because I’d start judging everything around me that wasn’t to my liking as being wrong, bad, untenable, I wanted to tear it all down. It was an affront to me at every turn.

All of my judgments did what judgments always do, they increased my disconnect from Spirit, from Love, from anything that could restore my sanity.

It was a vicious cycle.
I had no idea how to get out of it.

As I got older, and had my own home, I began to feel more in control and that did help me stop having the intense arguments and meltdowns, but I would have them later with boyfriends.

It wasn’t until I realized that trying to control was one of the most basic issues I had. 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.

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 when I’m following the lead of other people! I LOVE that.

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.

I’ve learned that it takes a village to raise each one of us. We ALL need a lot of Love and support to do this well.

And yet many people, many, many of us do not have that Love and support. And folks will act out so badly, because they feel so hurt and deprived. Then they are hurtful to others and then they feel completely unworthy of Love and respect.

They don’t feel worthy of even the most basic kindness.
When they don’t feel worthy of kindness, they don’t attract it, won’t receive it, and can’t receive it.

That’s when the ego identification is SO intense – and that’s where I was. I worried that I was a fundamentally evil person. I was in survival mode.

And that’s why I’ve learned ways to help people who feel SO unworthy and separate from Spirit, because this has been MY journey – and I didn’t get it from a book.

I cannot believe that anyone of us is beyond hope. If we believe that, we don’t know the power of Love and the power of prayer. I do know those powers.

I know that Saul met Jesus on the road to Damascus and he had an experienced that changed him from Saul the persecutor of Christians to Paul the champion of Christianity. That can be anyone of us. Truly.

We must pray for the situations in our life that feel unhealable.

We must Partner UP with Spirit and put Spirit in charge and stop trying to control and evaluate how the healing goes.

We must be willing to change our minds – and to really do the work.

Walking the talk is a way of life. At first it seemed really hard to me, but I learned how much EASIER it makes every day. The problems I had in the past are gone. I haven’t felt that pain in decades.

I thought I was stuck in those patterns for the rest of my life.
Like the person who feels stuck in any difficult situation, I used to feel that it was just something I had to accept.

I’ve learned this:
Don’t accept a future you do not want
Don’t plan for a future you do not want
Don’t hold in your mind the inevitability of a future you do not want

What we think about, we bring about.

All healing happens at the level of the mind.

Let us become intolerant of mind-wandering.

I started out like a toddler running everywhere and knocking things over, but I grew up, and I learned to help others with real compassion. My nightmare became my blessing, and I hope, in some way, that it’s your blessing too.

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

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

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

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

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I did a Q&A for anyone interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – click here now to register -I’ll be sending out the replay soon!

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TODAY, you can join me, and Jennifer Paskow today. 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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My Crucial 1st Step

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Yesterday, with my Prayer Partners and in my Masterful Living class, we were talking about the election.  Of course we were, we were talking about it all over the world.

I’ll be honest, Tuesday night I felt concerned.  I had a sudden urge for ice cream, a little comfort food.  I asked myself what would I do if the election didn’t go the way I wished it would.

Emotionally and mentally, I needed to be able to see myself taking steps to recover from my disappointment if that happened.  I’m proactive, I’m not going to stay in disappointment, so I needed to know what would I do to move through it.

I recognize, I definitely have an attachment to the outcome of the election, and I am ACTIVELY releasing that, and I have come to the point where I can be at Peace no matter what.

In terms of what I would do, it’s my spiritual practice.  That’s my go to.  

Without an effective spiritual practice my life would be so unpleasant.  

Without my spiritual practice and my spiritual community, I would be going up and down like a roller coaster and back and forth a yo yo – that’s how I used to live.  Like I’m in a little boat being tossed about on a very big and unpredictable ocean.

I remember what it feels like to have my happiness tied to life’s ever-changing circumstances.

I’m never, EVER going back to living that way.  

I’m sure that’s why Spirit gave me the mantra:  “walking the talk, and living the Love,” and an effective spiritual practice to go along with it.  

Key to my practice is knowing, and constantly, consistently, affirming this:

I am calling forth the highest and best for myself.

I am choosing the most loving choices I can find.

I am aware that the highest and best for ANYONE is the highest and best for EVERYONE because we’re one with each other.

I may not like everything, but if I’m willing I can accept that somehow, and in some way, this is for my good and I’m going to receive it that way EVEN IF I don’t like it.

I no longer reject my good – I accept it.

Spirit is leading me and guiding me every day, all the way, to the highest and best, most loving choices and I AM sharing the benefits with everyone because I AM one with them!

If I don’t walk the talk throughout my day, I won’t have the Peace I have now.  I’ll be back to living off-balance and getting on and off the pain train.

I’ve learned that a certain amount of spiritual practice in the beginning of my day and at the end, to book end my day won’t cut it.  

Of course, spiritual practice like that is really enjoyable and really helpful, and it’s what I do, but it’s not enough to give me the Peace I have with an effective spiritual practice that I use all day.  

Walking the talk and living the Love is an all-day spiritual practice that I am IN throughout all days.  

There’s an important first step to being able to really see the value of walking the talk and living the Love, and I made a video about it.  It’s part of a series I’ve made and you can get access to the whole series (my gift to you).  


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

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

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

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P.P.S  FRIDAY I’m offering a Q&A for anyone interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – click here now to register to join me live or get the replay.

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Walking the Talk Training

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

Over the years, many people have told me that they really love the subtitle of my A Course in Miracles podcast which is: Walking the Talk and Living the Love. I get it.

Being consistent as a spiritual student, a spiritual practitioner of Love and Light really appeals, and for me it’s absolutely been the hardest thing to do. It has really been SO DIFFICULT at times. I felt like such an utter failure.

And that’s why I have loved sharing so much of my journey and what worked for me and what didn’t.

I’m making a video series about my experience of learning to walk the talk so that I could live the LOVE and I’m so happy to share it.

I’m releasing Video #1 in my Walking the Talk, Living the Love series today.

It’s called “How to avoid the classic mistake that spiritual students almost always make.”

And you can click here to watch it now:

I trust you’ll find it inspiring and helpful.  This is Video #1 of a 6 Video series so you can sign up to get notified when the next video is ready.

You can also sign up for the waitlist of my Masterful Living program – I’m doing something extra special this year to offer additional support.  If you’re interested in my year-long program, I’d like everyone to know about this extra support option because I’m excited about what we can offer this time!  We’re going for it!  Better than ever

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

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TODAY, you can join me, kironJ Gardner and John Silvers and more friends. 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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Avoiding the Trickster

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Our spiritual practice makes a difference for every being on this planet. When so many are suffering and it can seem like we don’t know how we can really be effective in relieving the pain of others, it’s so important to know that our spiritual practice of prayer and meditation brings tremendous benefit.

Having talked with so many spiritual students over the years, I’m aware that it’s common for people to put off their spiritual practice in favor of getting small errands and chores done. To our ego-identified self, we get a sense of accomplishment when we can tick off something from our to do list. However, that sense of satisfaction, meaning and purpose is short-lived.

It’s a trickster.

What really brings lasting benefit is our practice of patience, kindness, gentleness, compassion, and generosity. When we can be mindful all day, we’re bringing benefit to all. When we can learn to be patient with situations we used to be upset by, we’re bringing benefit to all.

When we feel worried or concerned about people we can see them in good health, happy, enjoying life, and prospering instead of entertaining negative fantasies about them.

This spiritual practice does take practice.

We can do it every day all day and get very good at it, thus transforming our life and the lives of our brothers and sisters. It’s so worth it!

Thank you for practicing with me today!

Today, with our effective spiritual practice, we avoid the trickster and bring benefit to all!

In November: Are you interested in Spiritual Counseling or just developing your relationship skills? You might be interested in my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive from November 15 to 21st. If you have an interest, but you aren’t sure, you can book a FREE Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors.  

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Saving Time by Tuning In

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

There’s something that I experience frequently that’s interesting to me. The more vigilant I become for releasing opinions and judgments the more I AM listening to my Higher Holy Spirit Self. I find that I take my time in answering questions. I am listening to guidance from the Higher Self more and more.

I’m also taking time to feel how I feel.

Many times, people will ask me what I’d like in a particular situation and I will pause to feel what it is that is the highest guidance. It takes a moment. Many times, while I’m taking even a brief pause, people will quickly say “hello? did you hear me?” and I say, “I’m just taking a moment to feel the answer.”

This especially happens to me on the phone. The one I’m speaking with can’t see me so they wonder if the call’s been dropped. This happens to me a few times a week. Many people aren’t used to having a conversation with someone who takes time to tune in before they respond.

I’ve learned that if I don’t wish to let the ego run my life, I must be willing to pause and listen.

I find that this simple spiritual practice of listening, truly listening to the Higher Holy Spirit Self has dramatically improved the quality of every day of my life.

It used to be I could feel myself “push away” the insight and the guidance because I’d have an idea of what I’d like and I didn’t like the guidance telling me another way is better. I’ve learned to laugh at myself about that one.

Why pray for guidance and then not follow it?
That’s insane.
And yet, I did it all the time.
And not so much anymore.

Life is vastly improved by cultivating the ability to deeply listen, listening with the inner ear. It does require a willingness to actually hear the answer. It also takes extra time, but like all spiritual practice, it actually saves time. Spiritual practice saves a LOT of time that used to be spent in making time-consuming errors. My spiritual practice saves time that used to be spent in being upset because I acted from the ego.

Being able to eliminate the causes of suffering is a way of loving myself. All Love is healing. All loving choices are liberating. All loving choices bring benefit to everyone, everywhere.

We help ourselves and everyone else when we take some time to tune in to the Higher Holy Spirit Self before we answer automatically from the ego!

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Trusting Intuition

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

My intuition is SO helpful to me.  I’m getting better and better at listening to the still small voice and my life is becoming more harmonious because of it.  

I have prayed MANY times to be a good follower of guidance.  

My Higher Holy Spirit Self often tells me where to go and what to do and even though it may not make “logical” sense in the moment, I’m learning to trust it more and more and for that I’m so grateful.  

We all have a connection to the I AM presence which is our own Higher Holy Spirit Self – the Holy Spirit.  We’re all receiving excellent insight and guidance perfectly designed for us.  We’re receiving this inspiration all day, every day.  The thing to ask yourself is – “am I accepting it?”  

For several years I prayed constantly to accept the guidance I was getting.  I prayed to allow myself to really receive it.  I prayed to listen and follow.  I felt that I had so much resistance and reluctance and I knew I was delaying my joy and awakening.

The more I increased my spiritual practice, the more I felt that reluctance falling away.  It wasn’t quick and easy.  I really had to focus on my desire to be aligned with Truth.

In the process I discovered the inner guru was real.  

I discovered for myself that I had what it took to commit to this path.

So often, I would receive a prompt of intuition to not say anything and keep my mouth shut.  My ego would have  a lot to say and want to rebel against the idea of not speaking up, but my Spirit would prevail and clearly guide me not to say anything.  I’ve had many experiences of speaking up and many experiences of not.  Through the painful experiences I brought upon myself by not listening, I learned to listen.  We learn through contrast.  I’d like to be a joyful learner in all things, and in all ways!

My intuition is, quite literally, a Godsend to me.  

Life without it would be unbearable.

Intuition is that still small voice without opinion or judgment.

Ego always speaks with judgment, complaints, jealousy, guilt, criticism, blame, shame, and giving to get.

If you desire to learn the difference between ego and intuition if you desire. It’s worth your complete attention!!

I came to realize that the teaching was written in my heart and in everyone’s heart.  The question became – will I look within?  Will I discover that teaching and live it?  My willingness is all that’s required.  My inner guru knows the way if I will trust.  It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!

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First Responder

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

I am a first responder.
I AM is a first responder.

In my experience, in my relationships, in my community, I choose to be a first responder to the cry for Love.

We can be first responders, responding to the insanity of the world with a voice of Love and compassion.

We don’t have to MAKE anything happen – that’s not our job. Our response-ability is to hold the loving view, the right-minded view, and to be kind, loving and supportive.

Right now, although my spiritual practice is all day long, in many forms, the most important thing, as always, is to be kind and caring. Extending Love is the #1 thing for us to put our attention on each moment of each day.

When we’re extending Love, we’re being a healing presence.


And when we’re extending Love and compassion, we’re being truly helpful.
Which means we’re living our purpose.

If we wonder what our purpose is, it’s not complicated or hard to find: Be kind.

Sometimes being kind is the hardest thing in the world to do.
The more it stretches us, the more it’s worth the effort.

Let me be grateful for the pain of the strain to be kind in challenging circumstances as it reminds me how much gain there is for my soul.

We can remember too, how sometimes being kind seems just the opposite. I think of Elvis Costello’s song about being “cruel to be kind.” It’s a paradox sometimes.

There are times when it’s most helpful to point out to someone that they are fantasizing about something, and it’s not helpful to them.

There are times when someone is about to do something cruel and the kindest thing is to interrupt them.

Cultivating the ability to respond with kindness instead of judgment – that’s where I focus a good deal of my attention.

No judgments also mean no attachments.

It’s a rigorous practice, but when I do it with kindness it feels very nurturing – which it is.

Let’s be first responders, responding to every situation with Love, kindness and compassion. This way we absolutely KNOW we’re always in the right place at the right time, and we can feel the strength of that. What a blessing!

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Walking the Talk

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Spirit is in the timing of everything. I am one of those people who believe that no one can die before their time. (And, I know there’s no actual death, just the passing of the body.)

I remember in 1997 when Princess Diana passed and Mother Theresa followed her within a week, that it seemed like there was divine timing. Both of those women were world-famous and they transcended their roles, to become beloved by people of many nationalities and religious beliefs.

Those two women both lived lives of service – very different lives, obviously, but both were of service to people around the world, and particularly those who were children and those who suffered with illness.

With their passing within a week of each other, and the whole world focusing so intensely on their lives, what happened was that there was a spotlight on living a service oriented life. I noticed that many people became ignited about how they could serve.

It was right before this time that there was announced the forming of an organization and an event called A Season for Nonviolence. A Season for Nonviolence was a 64-day campaign of events meant to commemorate the lives and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I volunteered right away and ended up becoming extremely involved in helping to manage hundreds of events.

I became the Volunteer Coordinator and started to give talks every week on the personal practice of nonviolence.

This was when I began to write my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso that is this daily blog.

It’s interesting how we’re prepared for things to come. When I was in my 20’s, in the 1980’s I read Gandhi’s autobiography and was greatly inspired. Then in the 90’s I started to study the speeches and writings of MLK, also profoundly inspiring.

I didn’t know I was preparing to be able to teach about the practice of nonviolence.

I didn’t know that this was the beginning of my ministerial training, but it sure was.

In this crazy time in which we’re living – with so much upheaval and divisiveness, there’s also a tremendous amount of healing happening at the deepest levels of our consciousness and our society. And in the last 10 months we’ve had the passing of two the most inspiring leaders from Congress this country has ever seen, Elijah Cummings and John Lewis.

Their lives of great service to the nation and the people of these United States have been brought to our attention so that we can study, learn and be inspired.

At the funeral for Rep. Lewis, one of my favorite teachers spoke most eloquently and was galvanizing, as usual. Reverend James Lawson was a mentor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr as well as to Rep. John Lewis. He was a teacher to me and I studied with him for about four years. He certainly was one of the most inspiring and energizing teachers I’ve had the great good fortune to study with.

Listening to Rev. Lawson speak at Lewis’ funeral had me weeping tears of gratitude that we have such great men living on the planet at the same time we’re here. They have helped me to have faith that the transformation I wish to see in this world is actually occurring. I weep with gratitude that I’ve had the opportunity to learn from these wise elders, and to benefit from their examples how to be an inspired leader.

I encourage you to listen to Rev. Lawson’s share at the funeral for Rep. Lewis. You can watch it here:

For my 40th birthday, my friend, Eisha Mason (who spoke at our Sundays With Spirit service on June 21, Father’s Day), gave me a copy of Rev. John Lewis’ memoir entitled: Walking With The Wind: A Memoir of the Movement.

The book, published in 1998, begins with a prologue, which I’ve never forgotten. It’s a powerful piece of writing that gives you a clue to what this great man’s mind is like. I share it with you now so that you too will be inspired to learn more:

“I want to begin this book with a little story. lt has nothing to do with a national stage, or historic figures, or monumental events. It’s a simple story a true story about a group of young children, a wood-frame house and a windstorm.

The children were my cousins: Roy Lee and Jinnie Boy, Naomi and Leslie and Willie Muriel-about a dozen of them, all told-along with my older sister Ora and my brothers Edward and Adolph. And me, John Robert.

I was four years old at the time, too young to understand there was a war going on over in Europe and out in the Pacific as well. The grownups called it a world war, but I had no idea what that meant. The only world I knew was the one I stepped out into each morning, a place of thick pine forests and white cotton fields and red day roads winding around my family’s house in our little corner of Pike County, Alabama.

We had just moved that spring onto some land my father had bought, the first land anyone in his family had ever owned-l0 acres of cotton and corn and peanut fields, along with an old but sturdy three-bedroom house, a large house for that part of the county, the biggest place for miles around. It had a well in the front yard, and pecan trees out back, and muscadine grapevines growing wild in the woods all around us-our woods.

My father bought the property from a local white businessman who lived in the nearby town of Troy. The total payment was $300. Cash. That was every penny my father had to his name, money he had earned the was almost everyone we knew made what money they could in those days-by tenant farming. My father was a sharecropper, planting, raising and picking the same crops that had been grown in that soil for hundreds of years by tribes like the Choctaws and the Chickasaws and the Creeks, Native Americans who were working this land long before the place was called Alabama, long before black or white men were anywhere to be seen in those parts.

Almost every neighbor we had in those woods was a sharecropper, and most of them were our relatives. Nearly every adult I knew was an aunt or an uncle, every child my first or second cousin. That included my uncle Rabbit and aunt Seneva and their children, who live about a half-mile or so up the road from us.

On this particular afternoon-it was a Saturday, I’m almost certain-about fifteen of us children were outside my aunt Seneva’s house, playing in her dirt yard. The sky began clouding over, the wind started picking up, lightning flashed far off in the distance, and suddenly I wasn’t thinking about playing anymore; I was terrified. I had already seen what lightning could do. I’d seen fields catch on fire after a hit to a haystack. I’d watched trees actually explode when a bolt of lightning struck them, the sap inside rising to an instant boil, the trunk swelling until it burst its bark. The sight of those strips of pine bark snaking through the air like ribbons was both fascinating and horrifying.

Lightning terrified me, and so did thunder. My mother used to gather us around her whenever we heard thunder and she’d tell us to hush, be still now because God was doing his work. That was what thunder was, my mother said. It was the sound of God doing his work.

But my mother wasn’t with us on this particular afternoon. Aunt Seneva was the only adult around, and as the sky blackened and the wind grew stronger, she herded us all inside.

Her house was not the biggest place around, and it seemed even smaller with so many children squeezed inside. Small and surprisingly quiet. All of the shouting and laughter that had been going on earlier, outside, had stopped. The wind was howling now, and the house was starting to shake. We were scared. Even Aunt Seneva was scared.

And then it got worse. Now the house was beginning to sway. The wood plank flooring beneath us began to bend. And then a corner of the room started lifting up.

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. None of us could. This storm was actually pulling the house toward the sky. With us inside it.

That was when Aunt Seneva told us to clasp hands. Line up and hold hands, she said, and we did as we were told. Then she had us walk as a group toward the corner of the room that was rising. From the kitchen to the front of the house we walked, the wind screaming outside, sheets of rain beating on the tin roof. Then we walked back in the other direction, as another end of the house began to lift.

And so it went, back and forth, fifteen children walking with the wind, holding that trembling house down with the weight of our small bodies.

More than half a century has passed since that day, and it has struck me more than once over those many years that our society is not unlike the children in that house, rocked again and again by the winds of one storm or another, the walls around us seeming at times as if they might fly apart.

It seemed that way in the 1960s, at the height of the civil rights movement when America itself felt as if it might burst at the seams-so much tension, so many storms. But the people of conscience never left the house. They never ran away. They stayed, they came together and they did the best they could, clasping hands and moving toward the corner of the house that was the weakest.

And then another corner would lift, and we would go there.
And eventually, inevitably, the storm would settle, and the house would still stand. But we knew another storm would come, and we would have to do it all over again. And we did.
And we still do, all of us. You and I.

Children holding hands, walking with the wind. That’s America to me-not just the movement for civil rights but the endless struggle to respond with decency, dignity, and a sense of brotherhood to all the challenges that face us as a nation, as a whole.

That is the story, in essence, of my life, of the path to which I’ve been committed since I turned from a boy to a man, and to which I remain committed today. It is a path that extends beyond the issue of race alone, and beyond class as well. And gender. And age. And every other distinction that tends to separate us as human beings rather than bring us together.

That path involves nothing less than the pursuit of the most precious and pure concept I have ever known, an ideal I discovered as a young man and that has guided me like a beacon ever since, a concept called the Beloved Community.

Let me tell you how I came to understand that concept, how it ushered me into the heart of the most meaningful and monumental movement of this American century, and how it might steer us all where we deserve to go in the next.

Let me tell you about my life.”

From the Prologue to Walking With The Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, by John Lewis

The two paragraphs I put in bold, above, are two I could have written about my own life, BECAUSE of my exposure to Dr. King, Rev. Lawson, Rep. Cummings, Rep. Lewis, Eisha Mason, and many more.

What I can say I’ve come to know, is that the greatest Joy there is in life, and the deepest sense of fulfillment there is, comes from knowing that I’m making the right use of my life, my energy, my time and attention.

We are birthing a new heaven and a new earth. We are preparing for it right now. All hands on deck. This IS what we’ve been preparing for.

This is the time for us to show up, stand up, and Partner UP, with the Higher Holy Spirit Self.

We have what we need within us.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: to help usher in the New Heaven and the New Earth.

We’ve got what it takes!

TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Myron Jones, Jamie Lula, and more friends on zoom. Rev. Myron Jones is a Pathways of Light ACIM student and minister I’ve known for years. And Jamie Lula is a brilliant and beautiful musician I’ve been listening to for 25 years. 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 detail. 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 Lisa Natoli, Jon Mundy, David Hoffmeister, Maureen Muldoon, Corinne Zupko, Maria Felipe, Frances Xu 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.

I look forward to our gathering TODAY. It means so much that we can join together and celebrate Spirit together.

If you’d like to get some inspiration, and also support this ministry, you can sign up for daily inspirational text messages. You can make a one-time donation for as little as $1 or set up a recurring donation to support this ministry as an active tither. These texts are such a blessing to me – I get them every day and I love them. They always seem to come with the perfect timing! Divine timing!

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Direct Insight

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

I used to feel like there was an invisible glass ceiling (and walls) that I couldn’t get through in terms of my connection with Spirit. I felt that no matter what I did, no matter what I studied, no matter what my spiritual accomplishments were, I still had this feeling that I wasn’t really connected.

I felt confused and I felt frustrated.
I felt blocked.

At the very same time, I often observed that I was resisting following my intuition. I felt reluctant to do whatever I was feeling guided to do. Many times, I knew I’d be better off if I could follow that guidance, but I didn’t want to.

There were also many times when I actively would choose things that would lead me to feel guilty and ashamed.

These are all ways that I kept the cycles of separation going in my mind.

I felt separate from the spiritual connection and the true insight.

I wanted to receive divine downloads, but I didn’t feel worthy.

I had a major breakthrough when I made the commitment to put my full focus on being loving in every area of my life. That’s when I felt the invisible glass ceiling (and walls) begin to dissolve. I started to feel more connected.

The more connected with Spirit I felt, the more I desired to have more of that.

I feel very grateful that my desire to bust up the blocks to Love was met with real insights and guidance about how to move out of that feeling of stuckness that I’d had for so long.

There’s no substitute for direct knowing and insight.

When we know that we know that we know, it’s a great feeling of surety. Insecurity dissolves.

What’s required is a great willingness to trade our stories for the truth.

So much healing is available for us and we can receive profound levels of support – beyond what we can even imagine. We’re entitled to miracles. So much awaits our decision to Love, really LOVE.

If you’d like to have a major increase in your experiences of direct knowing and miracles, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles. I haven’t offered this class in 9 months – this is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

PLUS I’m recording all new classes.

If this is right for you right now, you’ll know it.

Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors. They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. Book an exploratory call today!

My Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp isn’t for everyone – it’s for those who are willing to dive in and live the Love. Click here now to learn more.

We begin July 6! This is going to be SO good because I am ON FIRE!

Let’s have REAL and lasting transformation this summer with spiritual practice that brings benefit and healing for all. Now is the time for us to dive deep and eliminate the patterns of fear in our life. I thank you for being on the journey with me!

Come join us this Wednesday on Maria Felipe’s Live Your Happy TV! I’ll be sharing on the topic FREEDOM FROM FEAR. Now, when so many people are feeling intensely triggered, let’s eliminate the root causes of fear! Register HERE

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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.

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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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Learning to Be Truly Helpful

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

I’ve learned that it really does take a great willingness to have an effective spiritual practice and to follow the teachings of A Course in Miracles. Fortunately, the more I practiced, the more I truly wished to be even more willing and more available to choose Love and to be truly helpful with every choice I made.

I find I am not alone in this ever-increasing willingness and joy in willingness. In some ways it becomes a no-brainer. I see this with folks in class with me all the time. What happens that turbo charges our willingness is we start to prove that it works. Once we can begin to see that the changes are helpful. That the changes are desirable. That life is easier and better. Then we start to actually wish to give up the past and make the changes that are EVEN MORE HELPFUL.

Remember, in ACIM, Jesus tells us that ALL are chosen. We all have a call to be truly helpful, and to return home like the Prodigal Son. And, eventually we’ll all actually DECIDE to make that journey. We can speed it up, or we can slow it down.

Look, some folks are looking for an excuse to give up so they can just label themselves a failure and not have to make any changes. I remember feeling that way.

Some are making a last ditch effort, kind of, sort of, before just handing their precious life over to the ego instead of Spirit.

Some folks are looking for a way to be able to say some version of, “it’s just me. I’m bad. There’s something wrong with me. This stuff work for others, but not for me. I’m probably evil at my core and there’s just nothing to be done about it.”

One of the things that saved me from that fate – because it was definitely there in my script as an option, you betcha – is working 1 on 1 with a spiritual counselor.

Working with a spiritual counselor, who was trained to see the ego’s mental and emotional patterns that were running my life, helped me to be able to dissolve and resolve those patterns. I could not have done it on my own.

For me, my belief that I had a deep-seated, fundamental wrongness, and badness, was so strong and had been affirmed so often, that I really needed someone who could sit with me and say “t’aint so. False. Not true. Never will be true. Cannot be true. You are perfect Love and you have forgotten it. You’ve hidden it. You aren’t aware of it, but even so, that is what is actually true.”

The truth IS that we are ALL fundamentally good – even if we’ve never demonstrated it. And because THAT is the TRUTH, one person holding and knowing the truth with you and for you is more powerful than a life time of believing a lie. That’s how powerful truth is.

Love is truth.
Love knows no opposition, because any appearance of opposition is false. It aint so.

I began to find out just how powerful this is when I became a spiritual counselor as a licensed Prayer Practitioner in the Agape community in Los Angeles. I was so committed to helping my clients see the truth that I was seeing. It was an honor and a privilege to hold the truth and know it with them and for them.

And that’s why I began to train Spiritual Counselors for certification. I have an aspiration to support people who would like to have a profession in spirituality as counselors, teachers, and prayer practitioners as well as ministers.

At the Power of Love Ministry, the Spiritual Counseling Certification Program is going strong. And I’m so pleased to announce that we are certifying two new counselors. Woo hoo!

I’d like to introduce you to Angela Potts-Mang’andah who has been very involved in the Ministry for six years now. I’ve watched her shift and transform her life and her thinking and to help hundreds of others as well. Angela is a powerful counselor, facilitator and an extremely helpful leader in our Community Care Team facilitating many classes, with myself, Jon Mundy, Corinne Zupko and on her own in support of the participants in our classes.

“It is my joy and passion to be of service to the light. I feel very fortunate to have found A Course in Miracles as a 25-year-old. Upon seeking support in reading and applying the principles, I found Jennifer Hadley. The past four years as a Masterful Living student have helped me to heal past hurt and guilt, and to use the power of my mind to create a life of inspiration, passion, abundance, joy, love, and adventure. I am an educator by profession, and I have had the pleasure of traveling and working for more than five years in Malawi, Zambia and Indonesia. I am fascinated by God’s amazing world, and I thrive on adapting to new environments and connecting with people. This passion has led me to the field of Spiritual Counseling and education, where I can bring together my skills and inner heart’s desire to truly live the meaning of my name “Angela,” which is Latin for “heavenly messenger.” The message is that you are perfect, whole and complete and you have a purpose and place in the great awakening. I am here to hold a sacred space for you. Thank you for your willingness.” Please contact Angela at: angela@jenniferhadley.com

I’d also like to introduce you to Lana Cagle who has been in class with me for five years, and for several years has been a Facilitator for our Mastery Circle program as well as facilitating small groups in the Finding Freedom From Fear program. She is a much loved and valued member of our community.

“Lana Cagle has been in Rev. Jennifer Hadley’s Masterful Living course since 2014. She is a Co-Facilitator in the Masterful Living Sacred Circle Program 2017. Lana recently retired from Civil Service and is now interested in being of service to the Highest Truth and Compassion. Lana has a passion for studying A Course in Miracles and the Metaphysics of ACIM. She’s interested in loving herself free and helping others to do the same. She desires to assist others in re-cognizing their worthiness and deservedness of unconditional love. Lana is performing miracles through doing this work and would like to share this mindset with everyone. She is dedicated to her awakening awareness and has a passion for supporting others who are on this same path.” Please contact Lana at https://powerofloveministry.net/lana/

In order to be certified, these powerful Spiritual Counselors have had to do at least 111 practice sessions with evaluations and they’ve done far more than that. Plus, they have a substantial list of other requirements that have brought them to a place of great willingness and great knowing of Spirit. They are experienced. I invite you to consider working with them if you’d like to deepen your spiritual practice of truly living A Course in Miracles.

Congratulations to Lana & Angela! Let’s give them a round of applause!

If you think you might be interested in learning more about spiritual counseling and our program at Power of Love Ministry you can reply to this email and we’ll set up a time for one of the counselors to answer your questions. You can also email here at admin@jenniferhadley.com

I encourage you to consider work with them and to see if they can support your journey. When you connect with them, you’ll know. Your intuition will guide you.

I’m offering my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive this October and it’s open to everyone – it’s also part of my Certification Program. This is one of my VERY favorite things to offer as it brings SO MUCH healing. There are many who are called to be more helpful and this training is a great way to improve communication skills and deepen intuition among other things. It’s a great way to release fear, hesitation and doubt.

Folks who have been therapists, doctors, teachers, coaches, ministers, dads, moms, and grandparents for decades, have all found that it was very helpful to them in all kinds of ways professionally and personally.

It takes a village to raise anyone. And certainly, it takes a village to raise this minister. 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.

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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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I AM A Blessing

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

On a recent plane ride, before we took, off a baby started to cry. The cry escalated into that really intense cry of absolute desperation and the mother was trying to calm him. We were on a very crowded plane full of weary travelers, and we were just waiting for take-off.

The baby continued to scream/cry and I was praying, calling for the angels to surround and help the mother and child. I used to be one who would complain that my peace was being disturbed and think, “When is that baby going to stop? For God’s sake, make it stop!”

That’s because I used to feel more separate, and so other people were affecting me and I had no responsibility. I was a victim of the world I saw.

Now, I feel an active participant, and I can be a blessing to those around me. I was praying and holding the highest when a man a couple of rows in front found a lollipop in his things and handed it to the mother. So quickly, that baby had the lollipop and there was no more crying the whole flight. Bliss.

I started to think that we could all carry lollipops. Certainly the flight attendants would do well to have them on hand. In case of emergency, offer a lolly.

We can all be a blessing or a curse in each moment, depending on our choices.

I used to be a curse so much of the time, it’s a real joy to realize I can always be a blessing if I’d like to be.

I’m choosing Heaven today.
I’m choosing to be a blessing today.

Let’s be prepared for emergencies by being prepared to be a blessing anytime, anywhere!

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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Temptation

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Sometimes we get what I call” energetic weather.” That’s what I call it when I notice that certain waves of feelings, emotions, energetics and experiences begin to feel like a pervasive “weather” pattern that we’re all feeling at the same time. I attribute it to a combination of things like solar flares, planetary alignments, triggering events, and other kinds of influences.

I’ve noticed that, among the many people around me through the Power of Love Ministry, there are times when lots of people are having breakdowns and breakthroughs. Often, a breakdown precedes a breakthrough.

Here are some other things I’ve noticed in the past, and I see them happening now too:

  • We had the summer solstice last Friday
  • We’ve been having drops in the stock market for the past week
  • There’s been the threat of war (or something like it) with Iran
  • The latest news about the children in the detention centers is shocking, to say the least

When there is intense news, like the threat of war, children intentionally made to suffer, and the reports of women being intentionally physically mistreated because they’re seeking abortion, these kinds of things can stir up A LOT of emotion in people. It’s understandable.

One of the reasons why I share this is because when things like this occur, we often tend to think there’s something wrong with us rather than, there’s something going on and we’re feeling affected by it. I share so that people might realize that there is some real intensity happening now, and most of us are feeling it. It’s not personal.

AND, it’s actually helpful. When we get triggered we can take it as a cue to call forth healing. NOW is the time for us to open to receive all the healing we can! It’s ours for the asking!

The thing for us to understand is that our spiritual practice can help us maintain our equilibrium which is, in itself, an offering to all humanity and the Earth as well as all the other beings who live here. It may not seem plausible, but I’ve come to see how divisiveness works in this world.

Some beings that are highly identified with the ego will actively try to drag other people down into their low vibration so that they can feel more powerful.

The Buddhists teach about the temptation of the Maras.

Maras are beings who will tempt you to lose your seat and to become upset because your view of life is distorted and not centered in Love.

Before Buddha became enlightened, when we was sitting under the Bodhi tree, Mara came to tempt him, and it was the overcoming of the temptations of Mara that strengthened Buddha and supported his realization of his true identity and Buddha nature. Mara helped Buddha become Buddha. And the same is true for us.

Thich Nhat Hanh, the great teacher who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has a beautiful teaching on Mara and the Buddha that I highly recommend.

We can be like Buddha.

When the strong winds and storms of the Mara are blowing fiercely, and the temptation is to fight, to retaliate, to defend and to be upset, that is when we can, instead of being blown off our seat, choose to strengthen our heart and find a new power. There is a power within our heart, and that is the power of Love, which is available to us all because it is our true identity.

When the temptation is to be upset, to be bothered, and we are so tempted that holding our seat is excruciating, that is the exact moment when we can make a quantum leap in our consciousness. We must learn to look for those moments and make the most of them.

Spiritual practice really does support us in being able to be much more grounded, centered, focused, and responsive rather than reactive.

AND, this is actually helpful. When we get triggered, we can take it as a cue to call forth healing. Now’s the time for us to open to receive all the healing we can! It’s ours for the asking!

I’ve learned not to take things personally when people blow up and have meltdowns, and that’s SO helpful in not creating more mess in my life. It used to be that when I got triggered I’d have to retaliate, protect, and defend. It was like digging a hole and then jumping in. Ugh.

The more we increase our spiritual practice and connection, the more we’re eliminating the blocks to Love, and the more energy we have to stay balanced in any storm. It’s gorgeous how strong and beautiful we are when we feel connected to Spirit.

This is SO worth practicing. Spiritual practice not only saves time, it makes life much more beautiful and precious. No amount of striving in the world can accomplish what we can accomplish through deepening our spiritual practice.

And let’s remember that ALL THINGS really do work together for our good. Even when it’s hard to believe.

Let’s decide that the Mara can strengthen us in demonstrating that Love is only power there is. When we demonstrate Love, all are lifted and we are actually healed. The fastest path of healing is one of choosing 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 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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Honesty Is A Characteristic of God’s Teachers

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Today is my Radio Show day and I look forward to it as always. Recently, someone said they thought I pre-recorded the episodes. I don’t unless I have to because of travel schedule or something forces that. I like doing the broadcast live and you can listen live, although most people get the podcast.

BTW, there are two podcasts for those who listen on iTunes, the A Course in Miracles Archive and the regular A Course in Miracles one. iTunes only allows 300 episodes per podcast, so we had to create a second podcast once we went over 300 episodes.

Today, my topic is about the Characteristic of God’s Teachers that Jesus calls Honesty. This is such a sweet topic. I so appreciate that Jesus has laid out for us these characteristics to aspire to and how to get there.

Honesty, as defined by Jesus in the Manual for Teachers, “actually means consistency. There is nothing you say that contradicts what you think or do; no thought opposes any other thought; no act belies your word; and no word lacks agreement with another. Such are the truly honest. At no level are they in conflict with themselves. Therefore it is impossible for them to be in conflict with anyone or anything.”

I have learned the power of aspiration and intention, and I aspire to be consistently loving. And yet, I still am challenged by it. Therefore, it is my intention to practice each day. I rejoice that I can make progress every single day, and I do. I’ve learned the power of being willing to change my mind as soon as I realize I’m being inconsistent.

I’m looking forward to the radio show today. I feel so blessed to share with you each week and to be able to practice together!

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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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When Healers Play Small

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Over the years, I’ve met a great many talented people who have exceptional talent in their chosen profession, and yet they still play small. Often they’re seeking outside themselves for a solution, while the solution cannot be found there.

The healing answer cannot be found outside because the cause of the issue is not outside. To find the answer, folks must learn to look within, and that’s the last place many people would like to look. This is a topic I know a lot about.

Playing small can be incredibly painful. And that’s why I talk about it so often.

People have told me that others don’t wish to hear about things like playing small. They’d like to hear about how to play big instead. I get it. And, I think it’s helpful to really look at the ways we’re playing small and getting tripped up.

We can take all the seminars we’d like on how to play big, but when our belief system doesn’t change, neither will the playing small.

I’m for healing the limiting beliefs so that we can actually let go of the past and live the life we’re designed to live.

If this topic interests you – check out my radio show this week!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my topic is When Healers Play Small. 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!

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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Transforming Pain to Power

Monday, June 17th, 2019

A crucible is a container that’s used to heat metals and other materials that require a very high temperature in order to melt. Sometimes that’s what our life seems to be: a container for us to melt within.

I notice that many people, if not all of us, on this spiritual path go through a crucible experience. It really does seem as if no one is exempt from this crucible experience.

It also seems that it’s a great purification, if we choose that. If we don’t choose it, the crucible seems to come back for further opportunity to purify.

You may know Arthur Miller’s brilliant play The Crucible, (probably one of the best plays ever written by anyone anywhere) set in the time of the Salem witch hunts, is an allegory for what was happening with McCarthyism, the blacklists and the communist “witch hunt” of the 1950s.

Miller’s play is brilliant on every level and demonstrates what it’s like to be in the midst of a roiling boil of judgement, opinion, condemnation, fear, guilt, shame, blame and emotional overwhelm. A 1996 movie version starts Daniel Day Lewis, Winona Ryder and Joan Allen – it’s worth watching, especially if you’ve never seen the play on stage.

As a Spiritual Counselor and teacher since 2000, in my observation of people, pretty much everyone goes through at least one major crucible experience where it feels like you’re being attacked from all sides. It seems like a punishment, but it’s actually come to help us.

We can take this experience as a nightmare that we’re trying to escape from or fix, but there’s another way to look at this hellish crucible in our lives that actually turns it into a golden, liberating experience for your heart and mind. It is a profound spiritual alchemy opportunity. It’s a path of liberation. And, it is for those who are more interested in living a life of Love than in looking good or being right.

To be able to rise above the experience of purification, we have to realize that the challenge is for the purpose of training our mind to focus on what we’d like, rather than what we don’t like. It’s a true challenge.

When we can stay focused in faith on what we’d like, then our life really does profoundly change, and forgiveness is the key to making this shift.

If you feel like you’re in a crucible, I invite you to practice gratitude for the purification and relax into willingness to let what doesn’t serve you go. It’s challenging, but when we can do this, the crucible may not need to be repeated! What a blessing that 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 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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Honoring My father

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

I’ve learned so much from my Father. Some of it I’ve had to unlearn, and some of it has been so helpful to me, beyond any measure. More than anything, I’ve learned about Love, devotion, dedication, commitment and the value of valuing these qualities.

When I was a teenager I had a chores and responsibilities in my family. One time I forgot to do wash the kitchen floor and my Father said “But you remembered to call your friends, didn’t you? You remembered what was important to you.” He was right.

My responsibilities in the family weren’t as important as my friends. To this day, my Father’s words help me to remember what is important is not always the thing that I most enjoy doing and that I always prefer to make a conscious choice. To this day, I am grateful for the lesson learned.

If I choose from what I’m “wanting,” then I’m always left wanting and never having because the wanting never ends. I prefer to be highly intentional with each choice. I AM training my mind to always see and choose the most loving choice.

This has helped me to develop a joyful attitude towards the things that support excellence in my life and in this way I deeply and truly honor my Father.

When I began a practice of daily prayer and meditation it felt like a chore. Very often I didn’t want to do it. My teachers said how much they loved to pray. I didn’t get it. For me it was a task, a burden. It was work to get myself to be still, to take the time. I wasn’t feeling the joy. I wasn’t really receiving the benefits. It was like when I was a teenager. Yes, I “wanted” a clean kitchen floor, a high consciousness, but I also wanted to put my attention elsewhere. If I had not been committed to seeing the higher choice for Love, I’d still be wanting, endlessly wanting.

I see this in so many spiritual seekers. They “want” to be more loving. And, again, wanting and having are two different things. The one who is wanting is not devoted to having and being. Wanting never ends. The one who awakens from the dream of separation is committed to seeking the Kingdom first. This becomes their joy, their devotion and their passion. Wanting is magical thinking. Wanting is thinking something is missing. Nothing’s missing. You must look where you can find it. And that requires devotion. True spiritual success is a living commitment to being loving, even when it’s deeply challenging.

Think of this – if the love of your life was “missing” would you be devoted to finding them? Or would you simply “want” to find them? Look in your heart for the answer. That’s where the love of YOUR life is waiting for YOU!

Ramakrishna taught us, “Work, apart from devotion or love of God, is helpless and cannot stand alone.” Over the years I’ve continued to pray, to meditate and, just like with my yoga practice, I’ve become stronger, more flexible. I’ve felt the cleansing effects of prayer and meditation. The healing has taken over my awareness. Now, I cannot imagine getting out of bed in the morning without praying. I cannot imagine not going back to prayer again and again throughout the day. My practice is the embrace of my Beloved, the One TRUE LOVE of my life. The One who never tires of me. The one who always loves me and offers me the very best without restriction.

Today I demonstrate what is important to me by my devotion, by my practice, by washing the kitchen floor, exercising, smiling, being kind and patient, keeping my appointment with my meditation chair, my prayer partner and my beloved. I show up! And in this way I honor my Father who brought me as well as the one who sent me. In countless small ways I devote myself to the daily practice of showing up with love and kindness. In this way I make a profound contribution to peace in the world, and I am grateful for every experience that brought me to this moment.

Today I’m so very grateful for my father, Danny Hadley. I’ve always felt his commitment to love, to being the best father he could be to me, to caring for me, protecting and providing for me. We’ve had very difficult times and we’ve had glorious times. We are having a journey of love together, and naturally it includes the peaks and valleys.

I know that with every passing year we’re both more interested in sharing with each other the very best of ourselves. The very best is our loving hearts, our kindness, our patience, and generosity. Year after year, we’re learning to be devoted to each other as father and daughter, to the best of our ability. This is cause for celebration.

Many, many times in the past it’s been so challenging, but it’s not challenging like that anymore and we’re grateful for that. My devotion to Love itself has been my healer. I’m grateful that my father was always willing to see the best of me, even when it wasn’t readily apparent to others and even if it took him a minute. That is the gift that we can all give to each other. It’s certainly the best gift a father could ever give a daughter. Today I celebrate my father and I give thanks for him.

I give thanks that my Dad never taught me anything about God and that I got to find that on my own. I’ve never had to undo any false beliefs about the Divine. I particularly give thanks that he taught me to be able to laugh and play, to love good food and great friends, to enjoy music and nature and so much of life. He also helped me learn, above all, that I intend to never miss an opportunity to love again! Thanks, Dad! I love you so much.

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 at Facebook. This helps, as Facebook will let more people see it and become inspired, too! Thank you!

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Other People

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

When I’m out and about, a lot and meeting new people like I’ve been doing at the two A Course in Miracles conferences in England and Boston, sometimes there’s a funny conversation that arises.

It goes something like this:

“Jennifer, where do you live?”

“I am living wherever I am,” I say.

“Right, but where do you live? Where’s your home?”

“I don’t have a home.”

“Well, where’s your home base?”

“I don’t have a home base. I don’t have a home. I move around.”

“Okay, but where’s your stuff?”

“Why do you need to know where my stuff is?”

It almost always ends with people asking where my “stuff” is. They’re trying to wrap their mind about how I’m managing to live. So, then I tell them that some of my things are at my brother’s home in NJ, and some are at our family home in Maine, and some are in a storage facility in California, and some are in my car, and some of my things are in my suitcase and my purse. That about covers it.

People have a lot of questions about how I live and how long I’ve been living this way. This year I’ve spent time at my brother’s home, our family home in Maine, two different Airbnb’s in NJ, a hotel in NJ, hotel in the U.K., 2 hotels in the Boston area, and a few nights with friends in different places in New England, as well as the resort where we had the “Spring Healing Retreat” and probably some other places I’ve forgotten about.

Between now and the end of June I’ll be in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, California and Vermont.

People often have an envy for my lifestyle, and they say they’d love to travel all over, too, but I’ve been doing this for over three years now, and except for 11 months in Kauai and 4 months in the U.K., I’ve been moving around for 5 years and 3 months.

It’s not my preference to move around. I am a homebody. I’m actually a recluse, in many ways – and it’s an odd combination for me. I am a community builder AND a recluse.

While traveling isn’t my preference, I’d rather be in a house in the woods by the ocean or a lake –

I have learned the healing power of community.
I love spiritual practice in a group.

I used to dislike having to be with other people because I thought they were bothering me.

I used to think that other people’s energy was bringing me down. A lot of people believe this, and it’s actually bold-faced ego B.S. (belief system).

I decided to stop kidding myself.
And I’m inviting you to do the same.

Here’s the truth:
Other people don’t upset us and bother us.
It’s just not true.
Please stop believing that.

What Actually bothers us is OUR beliefs about other people.

And in order to move forward in our spiritual growth – we must forgive ourselves for deceiving ourselves about our upsets and what we blamed on others that wasn’t their fault.

Because when we choose to be unloving and lack compassion, we are causing our own upset.. We we answer the cry for Love with judgment and attack – we will be upset. That feeling of upset is an alarm going off in our Spirit, because we’re choosing to hurt ourselves when we are unloving to another. After all, we’re One with all of our brothers and sisters.

If you couldn’t feel the upset when you choose to be unloving, you’d be in deep trouble spiritually.

Over the years, many people, too many to count, have come to me because they’re desperate to get away from someone they love who is a chronic complainer, or has some other negative mental habit and their belief is that this other person is ruining their life.

I have worked with people who said they hated their spouses and felt their spouses were ruining their lives with their negativity.

What I’ve found, year after year (I’ve been offering Finding Freedom From Fear for 12 years and Masterful Living for 11 years) is that when people get into an active spiritual practice, things change.

For those who are willing to do the inner work of taking out the mental trash and emotional clutter, there’s a major breakthrough to a deeper connection with Spirit and an authentic and powerful commitment to spiritual practice develops.

People are deluded by ego thoughts that all of this inner work and growth is either impossible, it doesn’t last, or it won’t work for them. And that’s exactly how I felt, because I’d tried so many things that were intellectual and not actually helpful.

If we can be convinced that it won’t work for us, we will believe it.
If we can be convinced that we’re especially dysfunctional and things “never” seem to work for us, then that’s where we’ll wind up.

I struggled with this a long time.
I spun my wheels, played small and stayed stuck.
It was painful.
And that’s why I must speak out and encourage others.

This is why it takes such courage to make a change and make a difference in our own lives. This is why ACIM warns us about the fear to look within. It can be a block to Love, and all blocks to Love are impediments to our healing – especially when we don’t understand it. (I did a radio show about this – click the link here to connect to that.)

I truly never imagined that I could experience the healing and transformation I experience now. I never imagined I could feel the Peace I experience now. And that’s why it’s so important to me to encourage others to be willing to dive in, even if you don’t believe.

I’ve been on fire all this Spring.
I really feel it’s so important that we not be distracted and put other things aside to focus on our liberation.

Spirit will always succeed, and we can put Spirit in charge of this.
If you knew you couldn’t fail – what would your spiritual goals be?
Would you put Spirit first?

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

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.

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

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

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Spiritual Friendships

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

I’ve had the same group of Prayer Partners for over 20 years and it’s a powerful thing to pray together on a weekly basis, year after year. We hold the Light for each other and we remind each other of the truth.

With my Prayer Partners I can be completely transparent and authentic and I don’t have to pretend. I know that they love me unconditionally, and that is wonderful.

When we get together in person it’s PURE fun and delight. We enjoy all the things that normal friends do AND we have spiritual practice together. It’s the best! Heaven and Earth join together.

The past two weekends I was at the ACIM Conferences in the U.K. and USA, and at both there were many Masterful Living folks who were telling me about their relationships with their Prayer Partners from classes. Years have gone by, and they’re still meeting regularly and praying together. How wonderful!

Many people long for the kind of spiritual connections and community that we have, and it’s more precious than we realize. Prayer partnerships and spiritual community are where we can practice having holy relationships. What a blessing!

The power of these relationships comes from our willingness to fully Love and accept each other.

I invite you to open yourself to the most intimate of spiritual friendships and let Spirit teach you to Love more deeply!

FINDING FREEDOM starts next week!

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.

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.

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

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

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