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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!


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!


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!


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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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The End of Lack

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The most basic principles of the teachings of Jesus have transformed my life because I applied them. Studying them didn’t really help me. In fact, much of the time, because of my studies, I actually felt badly about myself because I judged myself as failing at what I was learning.

I would try to comfort myself with telling myself that I was doing so much by studying the teachings, but I knew in my heart that it wasn’t true.

For a long time, I thought that living in alignment with principle would be so hard that I couldn’t do it. I also had the belief that if I lived in alignment with principle I’d have to give up everything that gave me relief from my suffering. Neither of these beliefs was true.

I’ve learned that if the thought doesn’t make me happy, it’s probably not true and therefore I don’t need it anymore.

It took courage for me to have faith and place my trust in Spirit that if I gave up the things that I thought I liked and the things that I thought I needed, I would actually be happier. In the process I learned that I didn’t really have to give them up, but I did have to give up my attachment – I had to give up the needing, the wanting and the craving.

Needing, wanting and craving is all a sign of feeling disconnected from Spirit. The disconnect is intensified when we worship false idols.

Our bodies can be false idols.
Our loved ones can be false idols.
Our jobs can be false idols.

Where there is needing, wanting and craving, there are false gods and idols.

We can give the cravings to Spirit for healing.
We can discover that we’re whole and lacking and nothing, but we must actively choose it. That’s our willingness. That’s the way – willingness is the way!

With our active decision to be willing, and our choice to give up needing, wanting, craving, we find ourselves moving into a period of true prosperity. We discover the end of lack.

Life is amazing. Our healing is at hand. Let’s choose it and go together, NOW!

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My intention is to inspire you to take your practice deeper. I’ll also be talking about ways that you can do that with me. I’ll preview my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class where we focus on truly living ACIM and we join together to bring on miraculous breakthroughs. The next Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp begins on March 14th. I’ve added some new things for you to check out! It’s truly better than ever.

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

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

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

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Letting Love In

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The people I know who are longing for more Love and connection in their life are sometimes aware that they are the ones that are blocking the flow of Love. Some folks are in relationships that don’t feel loving and the thought is that the reason there’s a lack of Love is because of what the other people are doing. Both perspectives can feel intensely depressing, frustrating and confusing as well as hurtful.

What can make things even more difficult, and we might not even realize it, is that we’re judging ourselves for not being able to figure it out. We judge ourselves as being a failure, or we judge our loved ones as being bad, wrong and a failure. Judge, judge, judge.

I can so relate to this. I would ping pong back and forth between the two mindsets of blaming myself and blaming others. Blaming doesn’t help.

What does help is being willing to look for the loving choices in the moment. We were talking about this in class last night. It’s about being able to PAUSE rather than react from the same perspective from the past.

When we pause, something new can happen.
With a pause we’re letting Spirit have a chance to get in.
In the pause we can hear the still small voice of Spirit.

It takes a strong willingness to move out of reaction and to the pause.

We all desire to be in the flow of Love so much, it’s worth a little pause, isn’t it?

If you KNEW that training yourself to pause in order to hear the voice for Love would improve the quality of every minute of the rest of your life, would you make it a priority?

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Relationship Rescue

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

For most of us, our relationships are the most challenging part of our lives. For so many, many years I deluded myself into believing that my relationship problems were ALL about the other people and what they were doing or not doing, what they’d done and not done.

I was willing to admit that I exacerbated the problems we had, but there was NO WAY I would take responsibility for the relationship problems and drama because it WASN’T MY FAULT.

There’s the crux of how the ego caught me like a fish on a hook. The ego ALWAYS looks to blame someone. I was a blamer and a complainer.

What I am so grateful for now is that I’ve learned that one person in a relationship can take 100% responsibility, and working with Spirit, because we share the same mind, the entire relationship can be turned around, miraculously. I see this year after year in my Masterful Living classes.

Relationship healing is the most common miracle that people experience in our classes. True and lasting healing, for which they are very grateful. It’s the gift they give to everyone in their lives.

True and lasting healing of any kind comes because we’ve healed the issue in our mind. The root cause of the problem is gone completely.

In the last few years I’ve been doing a bit of gardening and I’ve learned that if you don’t get the weeds out at the roots, they’ll come right back and often with more vigor, because they know they need to “bring it” with more ferocity in order to survive. Our mental and emotional problems can seem to operate in the same way.

In my classes we focus on healing to the absolute root. We put Spirit in charge because Spirit knows the root. Spirit knows EXACTLY how these beliefs came to our awareness, how they took root, and how we allowed them to grow, fed them and fueled them. Spirit knows every detail. Spirit can heal it in every nook and cranny because it doesn’t need to investigate. It already knows.

True, lasting, and miraculous healing is about being in a REAL partnership with the invisible field of Love that is always live-streaming insight and clarity to us, if we’re receptive. And that’s why I do what I do – to show people the way to do that!

In order to be more receptive, we have to clear the blocks to Love from our mind, working with Spirt, of course!

Because of recent sharing in this year’s Masterful Living Classes and Community Calls, I’ve decided to reopen registration until midnight on February 12th. If you missed the opportunity to join us earlier in the year, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. We’re doing such amazing work this year, and we have payment plans and even some partial scholarships. If you have ANY interest, please click here to set up an exploratory call to learn more about Masterful Living! These exploratory calls are my gift to you! You’ll get clarity about what’s best for you, and they’re done by spiritual counselors, not sales people. I don’t have any sales people, because your intuition is your guide!

TODAY RADIO SHOW: On my radio show today my topic is Love Relationships.

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Prosperity & Abundance Practice

Monday, February 5th, 2018

I’ve watched this Power of Love Ministry grow and grow and serve many thousands of people around the world over the last 12 years. Our success is because of the foundation. We’re following Spirit’s guidance. We’re giving freely. We share about giving and being generous of heart and Spirit.

One of my favorite lines in all of Shakespeare comes from my favorite play of all time which is Romeo and Juliet. The line is from the beautiful balcony scene when Juliet and Romeo declare their love for each other and Juliet says,

“My generosity to you is as limitless as the sea,
and my love is as deep.
The more love I give you,
the more I have.
Both loves are infinite.”

This is how Love feels to me, it’s without condition, without reservation. Love is infinite generosity. Love is boundless givingness.

A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.” In ACIM, Jesus tells us this is where the Holy Spirit begins our lessons – we must learn to give, for we have already received EVERYTHING.

The most fundamental practice of Prosperity and Abundance is to not hoard anything, and to not entertain limitation and lack. Don’t entertain the thoughts if you don’t wish to have the experience of them. Give them ALL to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Do it many times per day.

Spirit doesn’t know what limitation is because it’s not real. Lack doesn’t exist in our eternal nature. We’ve made it up and that’s why we see it.

The basis of our lack and limitation is withholding. The more I give Love the more I have EVERYTHING. I don’t think about lack and limitation anymore, but I used to think about it CONSTANTLY and I worried all the time about how to pay my bills.

Spirit taught me to give the stinking thinking away to the One who can heal it. I did and it has changed my life. It’s still part of my daily practice.

Spiritual practice is all day. It’s in everything. It’s in how I wash my body in the shower, with gentleness and tenderness. It’s in the way I eat my food with mindfulness. It’s in the way I bless everyone in the line at the bank. It’s our whole life.

Prosperity is our nature. Abundance is our inheritance, but if we hoard it and withhold Love, we won’t ever know it. Let’s release the blocks to Love and start over every moment. Spirit is always new, never-changing, perfect Love. That is what we truly are. Now is the moment for us to practice and give thanks that we can begin again.

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Flowing in Abundance

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Right now, in our human experience, we’re all working with the same lesson. Of course, this makes perfect sense, when you realize that we’re all one. All one, working on the same lesson.

We each have our individual aspects of the curriculum, and it all adds up to a complete and perfect whole.

What is this one great lesson? It’s the full realization of our unity and oneness in spirit. Every single problem, concern, worry, challenge, issue or upset that we have in our human experience is always related to a belief in separation – it’s all about a belief in limitation.

A belief in separation from God produces all sense of lack and limitation in our human experience.

Our willingness to accept the unity of all life increases our abundance and prosperity. When we actively recognize our connection with all beings, then we’re expanding our sense of worthiness and our understanding of our unlimited nature. This brings gratitude and that also generates more abundance.

Gratitude is the attitude that increases the good.

When we can accept that every problem is an expression of a belief in separation, it’s easier for us to let Spirit undo every problem, worry, doubt, fear and sense of doubt with one antidote: unity consciousness.

We don’t have to figure out how to solve any problems anymore. All we need do is recognize that every problem stems from an active belief in limitation and separation.

So the question is, are you willing to give up every problem you think have in exchange for recognizing that you are one with every person on this planet, every creature, and particle of life?

I AM willing to prove God as my very life! I AM willing to choose Love today!

If you’re ready to dump the old habits that drain you mentally, emotionally and physically, and replace them with habits that support you and increase your capacity for being loving and feeling connected to Spirit, come join me! We’re gaining REAL momentum this year! Join my New Year’s Rocket Fuel classes! We’re off to a powerful start – jump in and join us now! This class comes with my New Year’s Reboot class and a full month of my Sacred Circle. This is my best deal all year long! Click here for more info.

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Politics & Spirituality – Part 3

Monday, February 20th, 2017

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series.  You can start with Part 1 before reading this continuation.

In Part 1 of this 3 part series, I shared that in the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy had five special special relationships along her journey to Oz, including the “special hate relationship” with the Wicked Witch.  Along their journey to Oz, these relationships were transformed into what we might call Holy relationships.  In the process, Dorothy became transformed into a more mature, more loving person and a strong leader.

It’s possible to see Dorothy as another version of the Prodigal Son’s story, which is our story.

How is our journey, collectively and individually, represented, re-presented in The Wizard of Oz?  Can we find the similarities to our own life?

In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow represents (re-presents) someone who is stuck and lacking in intelligence. It’s easy to see how a young girl like Dorothy could feel stupid, ignorant, or stuck some of the time.  And it’s fairly easy to see how that’s a projection of our own self-judgment some of the time too.   In the story, the Scarecrow re-presents an aspect of Dorothy that she’d been rejecting and judging.  He gives her the opportunity to look at her own beliefs and opinions, her judgments and thoughts and – as it says in A Course In Miracles, choose again.

When you look around your own world, can you see the person who re-presents your own self-judgments?  They’re actually a divine helper to you.  A Sacred Friend.

In my experience, the more someone seems to bother me, the more disowned the self-judgments and opinions are.  And here’s how this relates to politics.  In my daily Spiritual Espresso I wrote on November 9, 2016, called Be Unshakable, I shared that the election of Donald Trump had upset me because I had come to equate him with the men who had groped, grabbed and molested me.  It was as if those men who were so disrespectful and uncaring to me, and to women in general, had been elected as the leader of our great nation.  The idea of it upset me.  I had a belief that the President of the United States of America should be someone who can be great leader of the people.  I had to let that belief go.

In the days that followed, I was able to work with my mind to free myself of the old hurt and to see that Trump is a symbol of my whole experience and my healing.  I came to see him as one of my saviors.  By being willing to see him for the symbol of what he is in MY world, I can heal my own heart and mind.

Some spiritual students develop an aversion, which is a negative attachment, to people who behave in ways that they feel are unloving and unspiritual.  Any kind of aversion is an opportunity to have healing waiting to happen.  I know a lot about this because I used to get triggered by one aversion after another all day long.  I was a complainer and an attacker.  I took offense at almost everything.  Being upset was my negative high.  The ego feels so alive and powerful when it’s upset.

Aversions are a form of vengeance, they are an attack on God.

Perhaps the person or situation you think is upsetting you is simply a symbol, an archetype of something unhealed in your own mind that you’re rejecting rather than loving it free?  In which case, the symbol is there to help you.

As it says in A Course in Miracles, “This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, release from pain, and the complete escape from sin, all to be given you. Say only this, but mean it with no reservations, for here the power of salvation lies:

I am responsible for what I see.
I chose the feelings I experience, and I decided
upon the goal I would achieve.
And everything that seems to happen to me
I asked for and received as I had asked.

Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you. Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.”

My shorthand for that teaching, that has helped me so much, is:

I AM responsible for what I see and everything is just as I wish it to be.

I’ve been a spiritual counselor for 17 years.  Consider how many times people have asked me to help them find happiness in relationship, career, financial stability, healing in the body.  And the real answer is:  take 100% responsbility, without any blame or judgment, for everything in your life.

That’s what works.  That’s what actually ends the suffering.

Be willing to recognize that everything in this world is symbolic.  Are you seeing things for what they really are re-presenting to you, or are you projecting your beliefs on them?

Can you feel that anything you’re holding against anyone, any judgment, or opinion, is really self-judgment?

Would you like to be relieved of the judgment forever?

Are you willing to take total responsibility?

Whenever we choose to judge rather than take responsibility it’s going to send us on a frightening and meaningless journey.

You decide how long your journey will be and how scary it will be based on your attack thoughts.  All attack is Self-Attack and all Love is Self-Love.

You are the decider.  You are the chooser.

What frightens us is:  2 powers

When we judge, we separate ourselves from our Godself and we now believe we are a separate power who has the power to attack, and immediately we become afraid because now we believe that there can be more than one power and those separate powers can attack.  If we can attack, then others can attack, and the world is no longer safe.  Lions and tigers and bears, oh, my!

It’s easy to judge the people we see in the newspaper and on television, especially when we can see they’re doing the things that we think are so unspiritual:  lying, being disrespectful, promiscuous, stealing, hurting and oppressing others.  It’s so easy to judge all of that behavior.  However, our judgments only hurt us and they do not help anyone.

I do not know what anything is for, except that it’s for my learning and my healing and I am interested in learning and healing NOW.  I AM choosing Love now.

When we realize there’s only one power, one life, one mind, one Presence, then we’re safe again.  There’s nothing to attack us because there’s only pure Love of Spirit.  There’s nothing to defend against when we’re not thinking attacking thoughts.  “In our defenselessness our safety lies.”

If you’re not at Peace then you must have decided wrongly.  It’s time to choose again.  Give all the consequences of your wrong decision to the Holy Higher Spirit Self to undo.  Do this now, and keep doing it until you feel free.  This really works, but you won’t know it until you prove it to yourself.

Prove God works in your life.  This is different than studying and learning, this is living and practicing the truth.

Because we’re living in a holographic world of illusion and projection, the Higher Holy Spirit Self can EASILY undo all the consequences of our wrong decision if we allow it.  We must choose it.  That’s the ONLY way, there is no other way.

In fact, I Love that ACIM tells us, that our willingness is all that’s required and that it’s actually hubris to think that we can do more.  We cannot do more, so let’s stop thinking that we need do more.  Let’s be COMPLETELY willing to give up the crazy, stinking, thinking to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and choose the most loving thoughts we can find in the moment.

Now is the time for us to awaken from the dream of separation to realize it really has been an adventure in the mind, and that we are where we always have been, at home in the Love of God.

And, on a personal note, I’m an activist.  Jesus was an activist.  Mary Magdalene was an activist.  The apostles were all activists.  Gandhi was an activist.  MLK was an activist.  I claim these people as my teachers.  My way of demonstrating activism is to practice nonviolence and non-judgment and to speak about the benefits of the active practice of both.  And, just as my teachers before me called out those who weren’t telling the truth, who were actively misleading people, I feel that’s worth doing when I can do it with LOVE.   And that’s where my spiritual practice is, every day.

I’m so grateful that I can realize that when I’m bothered by what I see, it’s time to take responsibility.  I must take responsibility before I take action or I’m only adding to my pain and I don’t wish to do that to myself anymore.  I am loving myself free of all lack, attack, limitation and separation thinking.  I can see now that Self-Love is the great healer of every problem in the world.

I choose Love and Freedom for all.

Retreat with me!  I’m offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 16 to 19 in New York.  As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage.  It’s such a relief to let it go!  If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join me!  Click here for details about my Masterful Living Retreat – the early bird discount is on now – this retreat is open to all – come and bring a friend!

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Politics & Spirituality – Part 2

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series.  You can start with Part 1 before reading this continuation.

In Part 1 of this 3 part series, I shared that in the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy had five special special relationships along her journey to Oz, including the “special hate relationship” with the Wicked Witch.  These relationships  that were transformed into what we might call Holy relationships.

At the end of the story, when Dorothy wakes up from her dream, she realizes that those she’d been on the journey to Oz with were her loved ones from back home in a new disguise.  And, in their dream world identities, it’s easier for us to see these characters as archetypes and projections of Dorothy’s disowned selves.

In other words, if we take a step back, and look at everything in the story as a symbol, then we can see what things are for.  When we’re upset and emotional (like Dorothy and the other characters are sometimes) then we have a difficult time knowing what things are for.

A Course in Miracles tells us in Lesson #25 (one of my favorites because it’s so helpful) we’re told “I don’t know what anything is for.”

In The Wizard of Oz, it seems like the Wicked Witch of the West is the arch enemy.  It seems as if we know what she’s for – she represents evil and unloving people.  She re-presents the opportunity for us to choose again.  In Dorothy’s story, she’s the “bad guy,” but is she?  Maybe the force and pressure of the Wicked Witch is precisely what Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man must face in order to rise above theiri resistance and reluctance to look within and find their greatness?  Maybe the Wicked Witch is actually a helper in divine disguise.

Who is the “Wicked Witch” in your life?  Maybe they’re a blessing calling you to rise to your greatness?  Have you been cursing them?  Are they the enemy or are they your savior?

We’re told throughout ACIM these basics:

  • Everything works together for our good and there are NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Everything is helpful and valuable.
  • Nothing we think we see with the body’s eyes is real, or meaningful.  Only Love is real.

So, let’s take another, deeper look at Dorothy’s friends:  Remember that the Scarecrow, like any scarecrow, was originally designed to scare away crows in order to protect the crops.  To the crows, he’s the symbol or representation of a human being.  What do crows represent?  Black crows symbolize communication from the gods, divination of the future.  To the Hindus, crows are representative of the ancestors and they give them offerings of food.

So, the Scarecrow – who isn’t very smart because he doesn’t have a brain – represents (re-presents) someone who’s actually scaring away divine insight, Wisdom of the ancestors, divine guidance and direction.  What could be less wise than that?

However, with Dorothy’s Love and friendship the Scarecrow transforms and can now have a whole new life – he doesn’t have to live out his days stuck on a pole in a field – he’s free to follow the guidance he’s been scaring away.  That’s just like us.  When we stop “scaring away” communication from God, we begin to realize we have access to true Wisdom and insight.

The Cowardly Lion was intimidating when Dorothy first met him.  She meets him in the dark and creepy forest.  In a sense, he’s like the monster under the bed.  In the dark, roaring from a distance, he’s frightening.  Up close, he’s all ego bluff and bluster, picking a fight with the Scarecrow and the Tin Man.  When the Lion goes after Toto, Dorothy unexpectedly has the courage to slap him, and that completely disarms the Lion who dissolves in tears.  She’s like the child who has the courage to turn on the light and look under the bed to see there’s nothing frightening there.

Look how quickly the Lion transforms from an aggressor to a cry baby scaredy cat.  He joins their journey and with Dorothy’s Love and support as well as the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, he’s able to shift into his heart and find courage.

Courage actually means strength of heart.  To me, someone who has courage is able to stay in their heart, have strength and taking loving action EVEN THOUGH they might feel quite frightened.  Because of their Love for each other, Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man are all willing to find the courage to take loving action when they feel afraid. Isn’t that just like us?  We inspire each other with our courage and willingness.  In this way we share the benefits with everyone.  When one is lifted all are lifted.

When Dorothy meets him, the Tin Man has been stuck for a year.  Think about it, there’s a pattern here – the Scarecrow was stuck on a pole when Dorothy first encounters him.  Similarly, the Lion felt he was stuck in the dark and creepy forest.

The Tin Man yearns to have a heart so he can be loving and open up his narrow world.  What he discovers on the journey to Oz is that he actually only need EXPRESS Love in order to recover his loving heart.  It’s his own natural capacity to Love and be loved that becomes awakened in him and restores him.  Isn’t that just like us?

It’s our capacity to be loving and express Love, and especially to SHARE and EXTEND Love that redeems and restores us as well as strengthens us – and everyone around us.  This is why I say “Love is the healer.”  Love is our natural state.  It is the ground of our being and when we’re loving we’re restored to our true identity.

We don’t need someone to empower us, we can empower ourselves through being loving.  In fact, there’s no other way to turn on Self-empowerment.  AND, while we don’t NEED someone else, isn’t it easier when we can join with others?  YES!

When we can join with others, have compassion for them, and Love them unconditionally then we’re undefeatable, and we’re able to find our way back home to our true reality.

Dorothy’s journey in The Wizard of Oz is an archetypal  journey, it’s the journey we’re all on.

In Part 1 of this series, I invited you to consider who are the Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, Good Witch, Bad Witch in your life?  If they feel like special relationships now, can you ask and allow the Holy Spirit to transform them into Holy Healing and Healed Relationships?

Many people have been telling me how deeply threatened and upset they feel by the new American President and the choices he and his staff have made since they came into office.  For some of us it’s frightening to consider that we’d have things we love like National Public Radio, PBS and the National Endowment for the Arts taken away while in order to fund building a wall of separation.  For some people, that’s really scary stuff.

If you are one who feels upset, (and really this can apply to ANYONE or anything you believe is upsetting you) what if you can look at them, even for just a moment, as a projection of some unhealed part of your own mind?

What is the message you’re sending to yourself?

Consider seeing ALL judgment as self-judgment and ALL Love as Self-Love.

I’ve really come to see that the only way out of all problems, difficulties, pain and suffering is through my own loving heart.  My ability to be loving is the only thing that transforms any situation to a healed one.

AND what about times when it seems like you’re co-dependent with someone in your life who is making unloving choices?  Is it loving to say nothing and let them dig themselves a hole and then find their own way out of it?  Is that actually Love?  What’s our responsibility to help our brothers and sisters to find their way out of the creepy forest and into the Light.

A Course in Miracles tells us that the way out of ALL suffering is taking full responsibility.  Are we willing to take full responsibility for the world we see without having ANY blame at all?  How do we do that?

This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series. In Part 3, on Monday, I’ll address how we can take responsibility and simultaneously be at Peace with it.  More to come!  Thank you for journeying with me!

Retreat with me!  I’m offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 16 to 19 in New York.  As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage.  It’s such a relief to let it go!  If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join me!  Click here for details about my Masterful Living Retreat – the early bird discount is on now – this retreat is open to all – come and bring a friend!

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Politics & Spirituality – Part 1 of 3

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series.  Many of the dedicated spiritual students that I’ve talked with lately have really been struggling for the last six months because of their political and personal views and what they see transpiring in the world.

When I was in beautiful Australia last September we were talking about the fear of terrorism when loved ones, living in other countries, were living with what felt like a very real threat.  How do you work with it at the level of the mind to heal it.

A Course in Miracles says, “Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists.”

Many have been asking me how to hold the current political situation in America with Love when things feel so challenging.

Recently someone I Love told me they didn’t wish to have anything to do with me anymore because they found out I support a woman’s right to choose.  In their opinion, it meant I was judgmental and, essentially, not really walking my talk and so they were angry with me.

As a spiritual counsellor, I have been counselling people for years who were experiencing severe anger and anxiety because of their beliefs about politics, politicians and the world.

For many years, people have been asking me for advice about how to handle the intensity of their fear and upset regarding situations in the world.  They ask me what I do, and so I thought I’d share some things that could be helpful.

First, A Course in Miracles tells us right at the very beginning of the Text to “seek not to change the world, but to change our mind about the world.”  It tells us that to have complete Peace, and to see with Divine Vision, all we need do is to take responsibility for the world we see.  And that’s the path that works for me.

It’s 100% responsibility for the world I see.

0% blame for any of it.

ACIM begins teaching us right at the beginning of the Workbook that the world we think we see is symbolic.  Everything is symbolic of what we believe.   Yes, everything is a symbol we see with our mind.

In the gorgeous story The Wizard of Oz we find a similar kind of story to our own story, or script, as ACIM calls it.  Dorothy is the prodigal daughter.  Consider the very important details and plot points:

  1. 1. Dorothy gets upset because she thinks people don’t really love and understand her.  She mis-interprets what’s going on and she clings to her judgment/opinion and she decides to run away.  Her mis-interpretation is merely a projection of her own lack of Self-Love and insecurity.  Dorothy’s “decides” to escape to a new and different “reality.”  Like the prodigal son, she sets off on an adventure.  Isn’t that just like us?  We decide our interpretation is correct – even though it scares us.  Using our judgments, opinions, interpretations, we’re able to block our heart awareness.  With our heart awareness blocked, we interpret the symbols around us through the lens of our history and the meaning we’ve made of things in the past.  Therefore, “everything I see only has the meaning that I give it.”  And so we set off down a path of darkness, frightening ourselves at every turn.
  2. 2. A terrifying and life-threatening storm/tornado comes.  As soon as we set off down a road of trying to create our own alternative reality based on our interpretations, a terrifying storm enters our life.  It’s called separation.  We separate ourselves from the flow of Love.  And that’s exactly what Dorothy does.  She’s on her own, in a storm, without Love and she gets hit in the head.  In a sense, she loses her mind.
  3. 3. Dorothy now finds herself in a magical land and she only wants to get back home.  Again, isn’t this just like us, like the prodigal son/daughter?  At home there’s real Love, security and comfort.  Escaping to this alternative reality, things are unreliable and constantly shape-shifting.  Attack is constant.  Fear is sparked around every corner.
  4. 4. Along the way, Dorothy makes five special relationships.  Dorothy meets others along the way:  the Scarecrow who thinks he doesn’t have a brain (wisdom), the lion who thinks he doesn’t have courage (strength of heart) and the Tin Man who thinks he doesn’t have a heart (capacity to Love and be loved).  These three companions are actually projections of her own belief about herself.  Glenda the Good Witch is Dorothy’s kinder loving nature – her Higher Holy Spirit Self.  The Wicked Witch of the West is Dorothy’s ego that is so hurt and afraid it only knows how to destroy and punish to find power.  Each of these five are crucial parts of Dorothy’s identity.  She must Love the parts of herself that she judges in order to experience their highest expression and find her way home.  Just like the Lion must discover that he actually does have true courage, the Tin Man learns he does have a heart and great capacity to Love while the Scarecrow discovers he has the Wisdom to make loving choices even when he’s threatened.  Their experiences ARE Dorothy’s experiences because they share the same mind.   Dorothy must see all of this unfold in her outer world to recognize the reflection of her inner world, her true Self.  Notice that the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion are childlike and simple.  Dorothy, when she aligns with her own inner strength is able to be a parent to them even though she’s actually still a girl herself.  Her inner wisdom is naturally mature and wise, but when she’s judgmental, she can’t access that Wisdom, and then she’s immature and afraid.
  5. 5. After battling and dissolving the Wicked Witch Dorothy finds the way to go back home.  Since the Wicked Witch (ego) is out to kill Dorothy, she has to battle the Wicked Witch to get free and focus on what’s most important to her – going home.  She literally dissolves the Wicked Witch with a bucket of water.  What is water but a symbol of clear thought, and clarity?  To the interpreters of dreams, water symbolizes our intuition.  What is the thing that pushes Dorothy to stand up to the Witch and to throw that bucket of water upon her?  It’s the Love she has for her loved one. It’s the power of Love that gives her the courage and the insight.
  6. 6. Dorothy succeeds because of the Love she has for her companions.  The thing that gives her the strength to launch this battle with the Wicked Witch (ego) and get her power back is the Holy Relationships that she has with her “mighty companions.”  They’re “all for one and one for all.”  This loving alignment with her friends (who represent her disowned selves) is what brings her back into her right mind.  They’re relationships transform from special to holy as they learn to love, support and accept each other unconditionally with compassion.
  7. 7. Glenda points out that Dorothy had the power all along.  In order to go home, Dorothy has to realize that the kingdom is within.  The “mighty and powerful Wizard of Oz” who cannot rescue her, she must rescue herself.  The only thing that can take her home is going within, and desiring to be at home, where the True Love is.  That’s the decision that only she can make.  That’s the willingness that only she can find.
  8. 8. Dorothy awakes from the dream.   She discovers she’s already at home.  The prodigal daughter “returns” only to discover she didn’t go anywhere.  She never left.  It was all in her mind – a dream.
  9. 9. Dorothy realizes how much she is loved.   No one is holding anything against Dorothy because of the judgments she had before she ran away.  They’re all just glad she’s back. Everyone rejoices, no one is angry that Dorothy went off on an adventure to discover what it would be like to be separate.  No one is angry because they know it was just a dream.

Look around your life – who is the Scarecrow, Lion, Tin Man, Good Witch, Bad Witch in your life?  If they feel like special relationships now, can you ask and allow the Holy Spirit to transform them into Holy Healing and Healed Relationships?

If the politics of the world are upsetting you, and frightening you, are you willing to more clearly see that it’s not the world that is upsetting, it’s your thoughts about the world.

We’re on a journey home, just like Dorothy.  Our landscape will shift and change when we change our mind about it.

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2, on Sunday, I’ll  share more about how to recognizes what the symbols we see in the world are for – and how they actually point us in the direction home.

Retreat with me!  I’m offering a deeply healing, renewing and restoring retreat March 16 to 19 in New York.  As always on my retreats we’ll have a lot of fun while we’re doing a lot of deep cleansing and clearing of old emotional and mental baggage.  It’s such a relief to let it go!  If you’d like to start your spring with real clarity and healing, come join me!  Click here for details about my Masterful Living Retreat – the early bird discount is on now – this retreat is open to all – come and bring a friend!

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Choosing Spiritual Expansion

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

One of the main things I figured out that has helped me SO very much has been how to get more balanced in my life. This includes getting into integrity with myself. The more I figure this out, the more amazed I am at the difference it makes!

I’ve been so grateful with how much more ease and grace there is in my life since I put into application the spiritual teachings that I now share with others. I no longer feel like I’m running and rushing to catch up all the time. Working in the invisible works!

For years, I studied spiritual books and took classes, seminars, workshops & retreats, gathering lots of information, investing time and $$$, but I wasn’t seeing great results because I didn’t really apply what I’d learned – that’s the missing step! I had allowed the EGO to run my spiritual life instead of living a life of LOVE.

It’s been a challenge for me to stop managing situations, coping with circumstances and settling for dysfunction. I’d rather actively be focusing on transformation.  In order to do this, I had to learn how to work in the invisible realm of infinite possibility. I learn more about this every day because it’s so valuable to me. I keep working with it minute by minute. There’s no resting on my laurels – ever.

Let me give you an example: I used to have WAY too many things to do and I always felt burdened by it. When I was in my coping and managing strategy, I’d work and work and WORK until I was over-exhausted and then I’d do something that would just make it worse like stay up way too late watching an old movie I loved, or have a few glasses of wine to chillax, or I’d do something which would then put me in a catch-up state the next day.

The smart thing to do would have been to have NO glasses of wine, take a restorative bath with candlelight and essential oils (also cheaper), and go to bed early so I could at least have a hope of waking up refreshed. That would have been the loving choice.

Coping and managing is what I did when I didn’t really want to let Spirit into my life. I didn’t want to be spiritually mature and responsible. Who knew where that would end? It could lead me to a whole new life that I wasn’t prepared for!! If I wasn’t prepared for it, how the heck would I learn to manage and cope with it? I wouldn’t be able to, so I’d probably just crash and burn – or so I thought.

I let the fear of failure keep me from trying to live a more awakened life – I wasn’t noticing that I was ALREADY FAILING. I was failing because I intended to live a spiritually expansive life, but I wasn’t letting myself do it!! I was stuck playing small, by my own choice, day after day. It was so uncomfortable. It was actually painful.

I justified playing small like that for years. YEARS. I had so many excuses of why I couldn’t deepen my practice and why I couldn’t stick to things and how if only I had more time I’d be able lead a balanced life, or if only I had more $$$ I’d have more time. I had totally succumbed to the illusion of separation and stuckness.

I learned that the only way out of that IS spiritual practice. Connection with God is the ONLY way to transform that level of stuckness. Without GOD as the driving force in your life you will stay there, digging in deeper and deeper into coping and managing strategies until your whole life becomes a big settlement for …. whatever’s on TV, and whatever’s in the fridge. Right?

I decided to Stop Playing Small and become masterful. I decided to learn to work in the invisible because the field of Love Intelligence moves faster than lightning and always has my highest good at the top of the agenda. I’m still learning to do 90% of my work in the invisible and 10% in the world of form. I was exhausted from trying to MAKE things happen, and now I can allow them to happen. I invite them and invoke them and receive them.

  • Yes, I must be 100% mindful if I intend 100% effectiveness, and that’s not always easy to achieve.
  • Yes, I no longer have the luxury of hiding or complaining or attacking and the good news is I don’t wish to! I’m not available for that anymore!!
  • Yes, I’m investing in a balanced wholesome life of LOVE.

And I’m inviting you to give yourself the very best of yourself and require that you stop managing and coping and instead get into your naturalness, into your luminous light being self, and shed the ways of fear and separation you’ve become comfortable with.

Require and inspire – require the change, inspire yourself to follow through.

So what if it’s not easy! The only other choice is to continue to suffer and that’s not easy either. NOW IS OUR TIME! This is the Golden Age of Enlightenment unfolding and we’re awake enough to know what our part can be if we choose it!

I was the one that had to make the decision to really ALLOW THIS HEALING.  No one could do it for me. Is there anyone that can do it for you?

I said in my radio show yesterday, if I could do this work for other people, I’d be the wealthiest person in the world.  I can only do it for myself.

You CAN do it!! Maybe you already are. I am here to walk with you and support you if you’d like that.

And if you’d like the support of a simple program that’s proven to work, and the company of some beautiful, committed, like-minded souls from all over the world, then don’t hesitate to join us in Masterful Living 2017 – click here to discover what awaits you!

Masterful Living Course 2017 registration reopened for 1 week only!

Together, let’s give up all the time wasting and delaying tactics of the ego.  Let’s roll up our spiritual sleeves and see what magnificence looks and feels like!  You have until Feb 7 to decide!

We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2017, then please click here to learn more now.

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True Power

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

We’ve all had SO MANY conversations about giving our power away that we may even believe we’re aware of when we give our power away and when we don’t.

As we’ve all realized, just because we believe something intellectually, doesn’t mean we really understand and know it. Having information doesn’t awaken our awareness. Accepting the learning into our heart BY MEANS OF OPENING TO LOVE is what awakens our awareness. We learn this over and over, and over and over again.

For myself, I used to be very arrogant about what I knew.
I believed that having an intellectual awareness of something meant that I knew it.
I had to be humbled 50 million times before I finally became AWARE that the ego was driving my intellect and the ego doesn’t know anything worth knowing – only the heart does.

If you’re feeling angry because of something that someone else did, then you’re giving your power to them.

If you feel angry because of some circumstance or situation, then you’re giving your power away to an “outside” source.

The same is true if you feel you’re experiencing hurt, fear or sadness, because of some situation or event, or person in the world.

Only when we’re willing to realize that giving our power away is giving that thing, person or event AUTHORITY over our mind, do we start waking up.

Likewise, if someone or something has the power to make you happy, you’ve given them authority, too.

There is one TRUE power, and one authority, and that is Love.
All is Love.  Love is All.

When we align with LOVE, as the one and only power and authority in our life, everything starts to heal.

Love is the author of Love and nothing else.
Love only knows itself as Love and only expresses itself as Love.
Love can NEVER cause fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion.

Only choosing thoughts of lack, limitation, judgment, and separation (they’re all the same thing), can lead you to feel fear, doubt, worry, anger, resentment, regret, sadness, blame, hurt, or confusion. Why? Because when you choose to energize those thoughts of separation with the power of your belief, you’re giving your authority to the root cause of all suffering – and what could be more terrifying, confusing and debilitating than that?

This awakening awareness is what all of my classes are about – cultivating, it nurturing it, celebrating it!

If you find yourself thinking that others have you made you feel anything, then be SO GRATEFUL – KISS yourself! – for your awakening awareness and the blooming realization that you’re thinking crazy, self-destructive, pain-inducing thoughts, and you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority. Hallelujah!

If you hear yourself telling ANYONE that someone or something MADE you feel anything, be SO GRATEFUL – do the victory dance! – because you’re now aware that you have the ability to change your mind – you have the ability to make Love your authority.  Amazing grace is here!

I AM Love.
Be still and know I AM God.
I AM that I AM.

When you make Love your authority, Love leads and you, naturally and gracefully, embody Love and now the healing is non-stop. Go for it!

NEW CLASS! My New Year’s Intention class is a 4-part series that you can begin right now. Register and you get the first two classes right away – 2 more weeks to join us live and lay the ground work for your most healing year ever! It’s the best way I know to get motivated and inspiration to have a different experience this year.  Please click here to learn more now!

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Finding the Treasure

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

No matter how many books I read, classes I took, papers I wrote, nothing seemed to crack the code.  I was still spinning around in a circle trying to figure out how to have a breakthrough.

That’s what I love about A Course in Miracles.  It’s all in there.  ACIM tells us the treasures are hidden in plain sight.  And yet, I have connected with so many people who have been studying ACIM for years, but still don’t feel the Peace.

The healing is in the application.  The healing is in the consistent willingness to be loving and forgiving.

I feel so strongly that the time has come for us to be more sincere than ever before.

More than ever before it’s important for us to work in groups of Love and support.  And that’s why I’m adding some new things to Masterful Living this year to support us even more deeply in having the breakthrough and healing we desire.

Yesterday, I spoke with Shelia who is in Masterful Living for a second year, and she realized that her chronic pain that had plagued her for years had miraculously stopped.  She used to take pain relief medication all day long, and now she hasn’t needed it for months.

It may be hard to believe, but all healing IS at the level of the mind.

Shelia’s not doing something special.  As wonderful as she is, she isn’t special, in the sense that she doesn’t have something you and I don’t have.  What she has is a great willingness to change her mind and to be Joyful.  She’s willing to practice what she’s learning and take it from the mind to the heart to her life.  And that’s the true miracle!

Would you like a spiritual mentor? Are you ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2017, then please click here to learn more now.

We’re starting on January 1st.  If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.  In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

Healing habits that are the cause of depression and fear is a major part of what my Masterful Living Course is all about. My 2017 Course begins in just a few weeks! There’s such a joy that breaks out when people are practicing releasing the shame and the fear together and encouraging each other.

FREE CLASS TOMORROW:  Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money is a preview class for Masterful Living 2017 – check it out and start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class.  Register now, come join me live and ask me your questions!

TODAY: On my radio show today, my topic is Finding the Treasure.  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. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes right now! You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, or computer. Check it out!  We’re in the process of transcribing all the episodes – if you’d like to have the transcript of an episode please click here to access the library of transcripts.  And if you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? Thank you! Questions!

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Having A Successful Spiritual Career

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Over the years I’ve met many amazing and beautiful people who absolutely love spirituality. It’s thrilling to them. I feel the same way! I absolutely LOVE spiritual principle and I Love being able to connect with like-minded souls and share what we’re learning.

Many of the folks I meet would like to be able to have a spiritual career, share what they’re learning with others and make that their career. That’s what I did and I feel so blessed every day that I get to do what I LOVE every day.

I also have met a number of people who don’t have the confidence to follow their heart. They study and study and study and study and prepare to have a spiritual career, but then they don’t seem to get off the ground with it.

I remember when I first started ministerial school, they told us that the statistics were that only a few of us would actually end up having a career as a minister and most would not.

I’ve known a number of people who never really had the confidence to succeed although they had the talent and the training. Their lack of confidence was what prevented them from living their dream.

I’d like to do everything I can to keep that from happening. For those who would like to follow their heart and have a successful spiritual career, I’d like to support them in truly going all the way. And that’s why I’m offering this free class today on having a Spiritual Career.

I know that the the Love of God can never fail. Light always wins. I also know that there are several keys to being able to be successful and not give up. I’m going to talk about this in my class today. I encourage you to come to the class and be prepared to bring on a breakthrough!

Right now, light workers are being called to step up and do what they’re designed to do – share the light! Let’s do it together!

Ready to have a breakthrough? I’m offering 2 different retreats this year – and they are BOTH to support your releasing what doesn’t serve and stepping into more peace, more Love, more Joy and especially FREEDOM – click here for more info on upcoming retreats. Come join me for a deep healing, fun, play, restoration and renewal – we rock it out! Forget your troubles, come on, be happy in your healing with us!

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Spirit Meets Strategy – Free Class Today

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Do you feel like you have so much to give to the world, but just aren’t expressing your full potential?

Do you KNOW inside that you have a mission and purpose in the world that revolves around you sharing your unique strengths and gifts yet lack that one thing to truly step out?

Do you know what you would like to give, but lack the guidance in the HOW? (Entrepreneurship, marketing, branding, sales, products, etc)

Have you been on this path and are feeling blocked or inconsistent, constantly spinning your wheels on this journey?

TODAY I am part of a panel of master teachers who are offering support for you in how to take your gifts and passions and bring them into a fulfilling purpose.

This one-of-a-kind event designed to support you in living your dream and making the biggest positive impact – When Spirit Meets Strategy: How to create clarity, authenticity and break through blocks to build your passion-based business.

Join me TODAY on [] and you’ll also have access to much more than just my class today – for 3 weeks you’ll be taught, mentored and guided by top experts in:

Following Divine guidance;

Clarifying your mission – your service of Soul;

Universal laws and principles, that once followed,  allows you to flow with the current vs struggle against it;

Education to transform fears, (fear of failure, fear of being seen, etc), into inner congruence so that everything inside of you is aligned with your mission;


Authentic branding and marketing;

Service-based sales;

Specific online business success strategies and models (marketing funnels, social media, product consistency with branding);

And so much more!

You get to come to live coaching calls to get your specific questions answered, replays of the classes, and a Facebook group/community for support and expert guidance.

For you, this is absolutely FREE!

Don’t hesitate on making the most of your life and living your purpose!

FREE CLASS TODAY: Sign up now [] my free class is today!

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